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|Motto: 'Rēx Atorī Dūcit'|
|Region||The North Pacific|
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- 1 Location
- 2 Government
- 3 History
- 4 Vexillogy
The country of Ator People is located on a series of thirteen islands in the Pacific Ocean. It is located at approximately 4° north latitude and 144° east longitude.
The nation of Ator People has a tropical wet climate. Its wet season begins in December and ends in March. Temperatures are very hot all year with a lot of rain. A warm ocean current is one of the main sources of the island's temperature, in addition to its low latitude. The high temperature is usually about 85° (F). The mountin Mt. Ciel towers 5,000 feet above sea level and is the highest mountain on the main island, Terrain de Poisson. The average yearly percipitation is 50", which is a valuable resource to the protected rainforests on the islands.
Ecosystem and Agriculture
The ecosystem of Ator People is a tropical rainforest type. The lush green plants, rare birds, colorful butterflies, and beautiful flowers are some of the many amazing features of this delicate ecosystem.
The main crop grown in Ator People is the sugarcane. The long grass is ground into sugar and exported all around the world. It grows mainly on the western side of the main island in the province Sucre Terrain.
The federal government of Ator People is currently "under construction" as the Constitutional Convention convenes to create a new Constitution and system of government for the former monarchy.
The seven provinces of the nation are as follows:
*Anchin *Sucre Terrain *Nadroj *Cielian Heights *Werdna *Sable Promontoire *Terrain de Poisson
A string of two islands, the southern most one being the main island. The north island is called Anchinae and the south island is Anchinum. When being refered to as a province they are Anchin. They were first inhabited in 1930 when a group of Spanish sailors discovered the island on their way to the main island. There they found no trace of past civilizations and decided to form their own towns. This province was not admitted to Ator People until they signed the Anchin-Ator Charter on September 20, 1984. Much debate had gone on about whether to join the union of provinces, but by a referendum they voted to join. They were the last province admitted to the union.
On Anchinum, there is a large mountain known as Mt. Hourglass, and is called such because it is shaped as a hourglass when looked at from the other island, Anchinae. This mountain has five trails to hike up (Lava Trail, White Trail, Green Trail, Cassowary Trail, and Wood Trail). The mountain was formed by volcanic activity, and when traveling up Lava Trail, one may glimpse rocks formed from cooled molton rock. There is also a paved road going up to the summit of the mountain, where one may drive a car up or ride their bicycle up the mountain. The view from the top is spectacular. The river running down from the mountain is Glass River, not only because it is on Hourglass Mountain, but because the water is "as clear as glass." The river also provides hydroelectric power to the people on the island through a series of dams.
Sucre Terrain is located on the northwest side of the main island. It is most known for the amazing amount of sugar cane that is grown there. The sugar cane was native to the island and was growing in the wild when the province was first populated. There are thousands of workers in this province, and the sugar is shipped to places all over the world. "Ator Sugar & Co." is the main sugar company, and it owns 60% of the sugar fields in the province. However, "Pacific Sugar Inc." and "AP Sucre" also own a good amount of land. The province was admitted in 1965 as one of the founding provinces when the Constitution was signed.
Nadroj, so named for Sir Henry Nadroj II who set up the first settlements in the province, is located on the southern half of the main island. This province has some of the most amazing wildlife on the main island. The Birdwing butterfly makes it home in the local rainforests of Nadroj. Laws have been passed by the House of Citizens to ensure the protection of the province's natural habitat for animals and plants alike. The native Atorians were first settled in this area, and still remain there to this day.
Cielian Heights is named for the Mt. Ciel which takes up much of the space in this province. The mountain is 8000 feet tall, and is a source of many natural minerals which are mined and sold. Countless trails lead up to the summit of the mountain, though only a few are marked. The Red Trail, Blue Trail, Yellow Trail, Quartz Trail, Tropical Trail, and River Trail are the most common. There are also two paved trails, one for automobiles and one for bicycles. A monorail also goes up the mountain, though not to the summit of Mt. Ciel. Numerous peaks surround the mountain, some reaching 7000 feet. They're names are Mt. Henry (2700 ft), Mt. Ator (7100 ft), and Mt. Andrew (5100 ft). Cielian Heights is home to Mountainville, a populated city where much commerce takes place because of the numerous resources in the mountains. Four rivers also originate in the mountains here. The North Ator River is the northern most river, and the Mid-Ator River is between the Yhtak and North Ator Rivers. The River Ator is formed by the merging of the North Ator River and the Mid-Ator River. Yhtak River is on the southwest and feeds into the River Ator. On the west side of the mountain, the Gold River empties out into Lake Ciel. Lake Ciel is a large tourist attraction because of its beautiful views and great fishing. Fishing contests are held annually at Lake Ciel.
A small province on the northeast of the main island. It also occupies the small island just north of it. This province is known for its factories. Here, most of the nation's domestic goods are manufactured. The province was the center of much debate in recent years because of the "Werdna Conventions" in which leaders of the province met to discuss secession from the Union. The province wished to secede because of the increase in industrial taxes, which they though unfairly targeted their province. The talks ended peacefully, however, with a compromise from the government to lower industrial taxes.
On the eastern most tip of the main island, Sable Promontoire is a major tourist attraction. Both the cape part of the province, and the island to the north of it, beautiful beaches are spread along the coast. At any one time, 50% of the people in this province are tourists. Hotels of massive sizes have made their homes along the beaches. Multi-billion dollar houses can been seen in the secluded areas along the rocky coast. The income from tourism makes up 90% of the province's income.
Terrain de Poisson
Terrain de Poisson is the capital province of the nation. It houses the government headquarters. Its main industry is commerce, where many retail cooperations make their homes. Multi-national business can be found in one of the couple hundred office buildings. Global retail chains are in the shopping centers. Historically, it has always been a commerical province because of the rivers that run through it. Fishing is also a large industry, and the province derives its name from the native fishing industry. The rivers are also a great source of transportation, as one can travel to and from Cielian heights with access to these waterways.
The island of Terrain de Poisson was first discovered by a French sailor in 1602, though natives had already inhabited the island by then. The island was populated initially by French settlers, though it soon became a land of many nationalities. The Nadroj family first set up a regional monarchy in 1650 with King Henry I. Settlers from all over the world bought ships and sailed to this new land. In 1905 the Constitution fot the Rights of the People was formed and signed by representatives from established communities all across the islands. It was at that time the island became internationally recognized as its own country.
- King Henry I - 1650 to 1695
- King Henry II - 1695 to 1722
- Queen Nicole - 1722 to 1740
- King John I - 1740 to 1753
- King John II - 1753 to 1758
- Queen Jordan - 1758 to 1785
- King Henry III - 1785 to 1800
- King Charles I - 1800 to 1851
- King Henry IV - 1851 to 1853
- Queen Lilian I - 1853 to 1875
- Queen Lilian II - 1875 to 1921
- King John III - 1921 to 1953
- King Henry V - 1953 to 1980
- King Henry VI - 1980 to 2006
In 1984 the provincial court of Terrain de Poisson ruled that a monarchy was restricting to the rights of the people of the nation and did not have any place in a modern day society. It was a shocking decision that led to the province's militia escorting the King and the Royal Family out of Terrain de Poisson and into their home province of Nadroj. The royal family was outraged and the Nadroj Militia sent troops to stop Terrain de Poisson's army from advancing past the border of Nadroj. A political party called the Citizens Party took over while they had the chance and installed a Prime Minister to lead the region. The nation took sides and soon it was divided. Terrain de Poisson, Sucre Terrain, Sable Promontoire, and Werdna all voted to support the new Prime Minister. Anchin, Nadroj, and Cielian Heights stayed loyal to the king, who had all but lost all power. There were brief battles on the border of either side, but eventually the king ordered his side to cease fire, and so did the Prime Minister. For the next ten years the Prime Minister ruled, giving more power to the House of Citizens. However the Nadroj family continued to lobby for the royal throne once again, and finally in 2005 another request was issued by the King and the House of Citizens gained the support of Werdna, who had its senators vote in favor of the resolution. Finally, the royal family was back in power.
In 1985 a civil war started when an island north of the main island, seceeded from the nation when the Prime Minister and the Party of the Citizens overthrew the Monarch in Ator People. This group was commonly refered to as the "rebels." Ator People ships were sent to attack the rebel's main island. In the ocean three battles took place, with Ator People only being victorous in one. Next, Ator People went on the offensive and sent soldiers via ship to attack the weak east end of the island. They were victorious and actually secured many intelligence documents there. Ator People Army made way westward across the island, but were caught by surprise in the middle of the island. The rebels ambushed them and Ator People lost half its men there. However, more were on the way, and a massive assualt was raged against the tiny island just south of the rebel's land. After taking that island, they headed over the channel and finally found victory as they destroyed the rebel's "capital" city. A surrender document was then drafted and signed. The Document of Surrender and Exile was the title, and it specified that if the rebels wanted to be free, they could, but they had to be content with their small island and could not have any share of the sugar crop. They also had to pay yearly taxes (for twelve years) to Ator People for the purchase of the island. All rebels who wished to reside in this country (known now as Exiled Atorians) would be exiled to the island and could never return to the main island without pledging complete allegience to The Prime Minister. However, Exiled Atorians continued to be loyal to the King. In 2005, after the Prime Minister was voted after office, King Henry VI, at the request of Exiled Atorians to not be a province, declared Exiled Atorians a territory of Ator People.
In 1992, however, Exiled Atorians experienced another war. The Atorian Border decided to attempt to pledge allegience to the Prime Minister, but keep their small island south of Exiled Atorians. Exiled Atorians sent a force to attack the island, but Ator People came to the aid of Atorian border and held off those loyal to the king. Atorian Border is currently struggling to survive, as they have a collapsing economy and still refuse to be loyal to the king, who is now in power. With the passing of the Democracy & Freedom Effort, Atorian Border agreed to become a territory of Ator People.
Democracy & Freedom Effort
The proposal, called the Democracy & Freedom Effort was a compromise to those opposed to the monarchy after the King took back power from the Prime MInister.
It took away the king's unconditional veto. His veto can now be overruled with a 4/5 vote of the House of Citizens. In addition, the semi-feudal system that was in use before with dukes, counts, etc. is greatly reformed. Dukes may now be overruled with a 4/5 vote of each provinces' new "Provincial Council" that will also be established by this bill. This council is made up of two elected councilers from each county in each province. They can make laws, etc. as the House does in the national government. Counts also would have no power at all. They, as well as barons, would now only carry a title and the land they previousally owned outright.
This bill also united the national military and an effort is underway to increase defense funding to get this improved national military system working.
United Ator People
Late 2006, after the Democracy and Freedom Effort, a meeting was held between Ator People, Exiled Atorians, and Atorian Border to determine a possible solution for re-uniting. A compromise was made, and both nations have pledged allegiance to Ator People and its lawful government. Exiled Atorians became part of Werdna and Atorian Border became part of Anchin. It is suspected that many citizens of both former nations will immigrate back to their respective provinces in coming year (much of Exiled Atorians and Atorian Border lands are low in natural resources, including fresh water and farm land).
End of Monarchy and Constitutional Convention
On February 16, 2007, King Henry Nadroj VI announced before the Provincial Council that the monarchy would end immediately. A Constitutional Convention would be convened in which the entire system of government would be rewritten from scratch. The announcement was taken well by the nation who, as a result of the Democracy and Freedom Act, were beginning to see the advantages of the rule of the people.
Regional Government Positions Held
- Lieutenant General of The North Pacific Army.
- Current Regional Assembly Member of The North Pacific.
- Former Minister of Defense in The North Pacific.
- Former Member of the Security Council in The North Pacific.
- Former Minister of Communications in The North Pacific.
- Former Minister of Culture and Education of The North Pacific.
- Former Senator of The Nile River Valley.
- Former Prime Minister of The Nile River Valley.
- Former Supreme Court Justice of The Nile Delta.
- Former UN Delegate of The Nile Delta.
- Former Alliance Defense Network Council Member and Member of the ADN Intelligence Agency.
The following are current or past variations of the Ator People flags, or flags associated with this nation.