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The Great Land of Ethan Smith
National flag Ethan smith flag.JPG
Motto Ad alta
Anthem Hymn of Ethan Smith (unofficial: Butterfly Lovers
Region Rineu
Capital Ethania
Language No official language although English and other major languages are widely used
Demonym Ethan Smithian
Form of government Constitutional Republic
Leader President Ethan Smith
Independence November 29, 1081
Population 1,600,000,000
GDP per Capita $12,000
Human Development Index .899
UN status Non-Member
National symbol The Butterfly
National animal The Dragon
National flower Chrysanthemum
National tree Willow Tree
Currency Ethan Smith Dollar (€$)
Internet TLD .ehs

The Great Land of Ethan Smith is a great nation. It has a long history dating back to the Bronze Age and continues this history into becoming a very modern and technologically advanced nation. The nation is a Constitutional Republic.

General Information


The Flag of the Great Land of Ethan Smith

This flag shown here was first made in the Rineu Flag Creation Service by Charred Knights.


The current currency of the Great Land of Ethan Smith is the Ethan Smith Dollar, usually written as and then $ before the value. Example: €$1.00. One Ethan Smith Dollar is equal to about $0.65 American Dollars.

Coat of Arms

The Coat of Arms of the Great Land of Ethan Smith

The coat of arms represents many things. The red represents the nation's strength. The yellow represents the nation's generosity and high-thinking. The black represents endurance and constancy. The dragon shows power, valor, and protection of the Great Land of Ethan Smith. The elegant decoration at the top of the shield shape shows superiority and royalty. The The lion on the left side means courage, mostly of the brave rebels from the Lahoyia Uprising. The unicorn means divine virtue and strength, and the crown designates authority.


The national anthem of Ethan Smith is named "Hymn of Ethan Smith" and was written in 1781.

"From the peaceful, deep blue coast,
to the lofty peaks we'll boast!
We love our homeland the most!
The Great Land of Ethan Smith!
Come together, we citizens!
One united arm extends
to a place where we transcend!
The Great Land of Ethan Smith!"


Early History

An ancient bronze artifact from the Early Bronze Age of Ethan Smith
The first people of the Great Land of Ethan Smith were from around the Early Bronze Age or around 2000 B.C. Archaeologists found that the earliest people were an agricultural society with some signs of metalworking with tin and copper. Bronze vessels used for rituals, farming instruments, and weapons were uncovered in recent archaeological digs. The famous prehistoric carvings in the Cornith Caves at the foothills of the Greater Chomla Mountains showed that these early people had their own writing. It still remains undeciphered to this day. Villages along the eastern coast of the Gulf of Magalenia near the town of Najamash, dating back to 1500 B.C., show evidence of early trading of bronze items with other early civilizations of the time.

Settlements from about 3000 years ago along the Aorata River and the Long River were heavily defended forts atop the rolling hills of the southern part of the nation. Each one had kings that ruled the walled part of the city along with the surrounding landscape. There were many coups and overturning of the leaders back then causing much turmoil for centuries. Around the 1st century B.C., the Chells people sprung up and annihilated the neighboring states eventually absorbing every other state in the vicinity. Wangi, the king at the time, managed to unite the Great Land of Ethan Smith. He installed a centralized government, a single currency, and a standardized measurement system. Most importantly, he unified the language to create a standard language for easier business and education. Because of these advances, the people of the Great Land of Ethan Smith still refer to themselves as the sons or daughters of Wangi. Although he brought along concepts that still are in effect in today's nation, he also brought many negative points. He ordered all he books that opposed his ideas to be burned. All the scholars that disagreed with his style of government were buried alive. Sixteen years after he became the ruler of a united Ethan Smith, Wangi died of mercury poisoning. The culprit was the disgruntled Officer of the King's Stables, Barlow. He put a lethal amount of mercury in Wangi's food. This put the Great Land of Ethan Smith back into chaos for another century.

Modern History

The first century A.D. were a time of reform for Ethan Smith. A new leader, Nizu, increased trade with neighboring states and improved the arts and literature. Ocean navigation was at its peak and riches from distant lands were brought to the nation. The arts were encouraged at this time which created master artwork only found in fancy-schmancy museums today. Many classic novels were also written at this time. The technological advancements were phenomenal. Boats were built stronger to sustain the growing navy. Medicine modernized greatly too, which sparked a jump in the population. The capital at the time, Cornith was booming. It was the center of trade and the arts for Ethan Smith and the surrounding region. This prosperity lasted for almost a millennium. To most people in Ethan Smith now, this is considered a time of enlightenment.

A picture of modern-day Lahoyia Beach
In the year 985 A.D., invading barbarians spread through the land causing widespread panic. They arrived by boat at Lahoyia Beach in the southeastern area of the nation and transmitted foreign diseases. The population declined rapidly and some people were enslaved by the conquering nation. They then colonized Ethan Smith and turned Ethan Smith into pandemonium once again. The capital, Cornith was sacked and moved to the newly built Martinos. After a century of brutal ruling, there was an uprising know today as the Lahoyia Uprising, named after the famous general, Lahoyia Ponchbart that led armies of rookie soldiers across the Greater Chomla Mountains from the fertile banks of the Ekāna River to the beach where the uprising started. The farmers grew tired of the unfair power and decided to revolt. Many lives were lost and upset the nation once more. After years of severe fighting, the farmers of Ethan Smith won. The barbarians finally left and the current Great Land of Ethan Smith was formed on November 29, 1081. This day is known throughout Ethan Smith as Independence Day.

The last 1000 years has been beneficial for Ethan Smith. Urbanization became the norm as many people moved to the city. The city of Ethania grew to become the capital of Ethan Smith in 1780. The people started to cultivate the sparsely populated west of the country. This created a boom in not only the economy and trade but also the population. During the 1300 and 1400s, ships were sent to improve diplomacy and help Ethan Smith have a greater impact in the world. In turn many other nations sent tributes to the Great Land of Ethan Smith. Revivals in religion were common in the 1500s. Industrialization in the 17th and 18th centuries spurred the economy. New technology in mining and farming decreased the prices of minerals and ores and also crops and livestock for Ethan Smith.

High volumes of foreigners angered natives. They rebelled and protested outside the government buildings. In 1797, the Ethan Smith government forced all foreigners out of Ethan Smith. Infuriated foreigners fought against Ethan Smith for trade and eventually won in 1822. Ethania was divided up between the outsiders. Although Ethania was split, Ethan Smith began to make great advancements in technology with Ethania being the center of the new achievements. The Quay in Ethan Smith was built by foreigners and became Ethania and Ethan Smith's financial hub domestically and internationally. In 1936, a coup forced foreigners out of Ethan Smith, and it replaced the old government with a newer, more corrupt form of government. The backward government ruled until on June 1, 1972 when another coup reinstated the old government. June 1 is now Ethan Smith's Republic Day. Today Ethan Smith is one of the most advanced nations in the world.


The Great Land of Ethan Smith consists of a Head of State and other government officials, which is elected by the people. Although they are the leaders, they must abide to the Constitution of Ethan Smith. The government of this nation is divided into three groups: Executive, Legislative, and Judicial. All of which have equal power.

The Executive Branch

The Presidential Palace of the Great Land of Ethan Smith
The executive branch is manages the the Great Land of Ethan Smith. Although he manages the nation, he is not allowed to make laws (the job of the legislative branch), nor to interpret them (the job of the judicial branch). In the Great Land of Ethan Smith, the leader, called the president, is the Head of Government and the Head of State. Along with the president, he or she is also aided by several ministers assigned to different subjects (ex. defense, health, etc.) The executive branch consists of the president, Ethan Smith. He currently resides in Ethania where the Presidential Palace is. There are no political parties in the Great Land of Ethan Smith, so the president isn't affiliated with a political party.

The Legislative Branch

The dome of the Legislative Council Building which houses both the Senate and the House of Representatives
The legislative branch consists of the House of Representatives and the Senate. There are sixteen counties ruled by each of the sixteen cities in Ethan Smith. In the House of Representatives, Each county is represented proportionately according to each county's population. The representatives are elected by the people for two-year terms. The current number of seats is 112, although this number can change due to the rising immigration rate. In the Senate, each county is represented by two people, making the total number of seats in the Senate thirty-two. Each senator serves for four-year terms, but the terms are staggered. Every year, one-fourth of the senators step down so that the leader, called the general, of each of the ex-senator's county can appoint new senators. The two halves of the legislative branch serve to balance the power between themselves.

The Judicial Branch

The judicial branch is basically the court system of Ethan Smith. It resolves disputes and finds out what is lawful and what is illegal. The judicial branch interprets the law for the case being brought up, but it is forbidden for the judicial branch to create the law. Each court uses the Constitution of Ethan Smith as the starting point of interpreting law. Each county in Ethan Smith has a court. If the county court is not able to to close a case, then it is brought up to the Supreme Court, in Ethania.


Main article(s): Counties of Ethan Smith

Map of the counties of the Great Land of Ethan Smith

The Great Land of Ethan Smith is comprised of sixteen counties, and each county's name derives from the name of the capital city.

  1. The Western Counties consists of:
  2. The Northern Counties are:
  3. The Mountain Counties are:
  4. The Southern Counties are
  5. In the center of the nation lies Ethania County.


Map of the Great Land of Ethan Smith
The geography of the Great Land of Ethan Smith is very diverse. In the east, the Chomla Range stretches from north to south along the coast, leaving a small coastal plain rich in agriculture. Kamike Island is on the eastern coast of Ethan Smith. As you move south, the landscape includes the mighty Wakin River, the oldest river in Ethan Smith. At the southern tip, the island of Koromas sits with a bright lighthouse warning of the turbulent waters around the island. The northwestern part of the nation is relatively flat with sparsely located hills. The Ashpin Forest lies in this area. This region is also fertile. The southwest peninsula includes the Marrock Mountains, and Komburland Island is on the eastern side of the peninsula.


There are several rivers in Ethan Smith. The most vital is the Long River. Ethan Smith's earliest civilization started along the river. It starts out from Ferreiro Lake in the north of the nation and runs in a winding path mainly going from east until it runs into the Chachtee River. At the intersection, both rivers run south into the Gulf of Magalenia. The Chachtee River's headwaters are in the Marrock Mountains. It travels northward for most of its length, then makes a u-turn southward until it merges with the Long River. The Aorata River starts in the Greater Chomla Mountains and runs in a westerly direction until it reaches the Long River. The Wakin River starts near the Aorata River but runs south. It winds through the countryside making many leisurely hairpin turns until it empties into the ocean. The Ekāna River runs southeast from Ferreiro Lake down to the ocean. Because this river carries so much silt, it provides fertile farming area for the area. Kamike Island is an alluvial island caused by the silt carried from the river. This island is home to the most pristine wildlife in Ethan Smith.


One of the mountains in the Marrock Mountains
There are two main mountain ranges in the Great Land of Ethan Smith. On the eastern coast lies the Chomla Range, while on the southwestern tip is the Marrock Mountains. The Chomla Range was formed by two tectonic plates pressing on the other causing the land to rise from the sea. Most of the Chomla Range was completely underwater thousands of years ago. The Marrock Mountains aren't mountains, but volcanoes. Most are extinct, but a few are active. They are mostly harmless because of the slow-moving lava flows. Although the city of Itadaki lies in the foothills of the Marrock Mountains, it rarely receives major damage.


A mailbox of the Ethan Smith Postal Delivery System
The economy of the Great Land of Ethan Smith is robust and booming. Trade is increasing with other nations in the region. Sectors like agriculture and mining, although vital in the early years of Ethan Smith, are now diminishing while the service industry is growing. Ethan Smith has a free market economy although there are some state-owned services such as the Postal System.

Ethan Smith has many natural resources. Iron, copper, and tin are abundant in the Chomla Range. Natural gas and oil can be found off the northeastern coast. Fertile soil in the coastal plain along the east coast make great farming. Logging is important in the Ashpin Forest area. And fishing is important for the cities of Ciabonna, Najamash, and Yadalan. Although these industries are slowly shrinking, several major companies were started in the natural resources industry. The biggest company on the Ethan Smith Stock Exchange is Ethan Smith Petroleum specializing in oil and natural gas. Many of the natural resources of Ethan Smith are exported to other nations in the region of Rineu.


Logo of Ethan Smith Petroleum
Ethan Smith Petroleum is the main oil provider in the nation. It drills for resources under the ocean on the northeastern coast of Ethan Smith. Oil refineries in Pelirand then ship the energy to all parts of the nation. The central part of the country uses hydroelectric power for its main source of energy. In the Southern Counties, wind power is a major part of the economy. The Great Land of Ethan Smith has outlawed nuclear power because of the safety and environmental concerns.


A wheat field in Mendebideya County
Mendebideya County is the leading producer of agricultural products in the nation. Wheat and other grains grow well in the fertile soil and affects a portion of the economy in Mendebideya County. Dairy and poultry are also big factors in the agricultural industry. Other counties have minimal agricultural sectors.


The Zànghěi Canal, a major waterway in the Great Land of Ethan Smith
Manufacturing is important in the economy of Ethan Smith because the nation does not import many things. The manufacturing industry of Ethan Smith is mostly found in the northwestern counties. Much effort was spent in the last few centuries in the manufacturing industry. One example is the Zànghěi Canal, which was built for better transportation of raw materials to the major manufacturing city of Zànghěi. Manufacturing in the Great Land of Ethan Smith is mainly comprised of the automobile and textile industry. Because most of the manufacturing of the nation is in a centralized spot, there is a lot of pollution in the west of the country.
The skyline of the city of Ethania, the biggest city in the Great Land of Ethan Smith


Most of the Great Land of Ethan Smith's economy comes form the service sector, composing of more than half of the nation's GDP. The financial industry employs a large chunk of the population followed by the retail industry and the high-tech industry. The capital, Ethania, is the largest financial center in the nation and is growing by the day. Since education is important for the people of Ethan Smith, the number of jobs in the education industry are exploding dramatically. Tourism is increasingly popular as more and more people are able to travel in and out of the nation.


The Great Land of Ethan Smith's main ethnic group is Ethan Smithians (94%). Nationalities from other nations in the region of Rineu form 4.3% and other nationalities account for another 2.5%. Ethnic affiliation of 0.1% was either undeclared or unknown. Life expectancy in 2007 was 76.4 years for men and 81.2 years for women. The population is growing by 0.83% because of the growing birth rate which is at fifteen births per one thousand population. The death rate is eight deaths to one thousand population. And there are four migrants per one thousand population. The sex ratio is fairly even having about half the population male and half the population female. 100% of the population can read and write because of the extensive education system. The unemployment rate is at a low 2.7%.

With 1341 inhabitants per square mile, Ethan Smith ranks high among the Rineu countries in population density. Mendebideya County has the lowest population density while Ethania County has the highest. Approximately 71% of the population lives in urban areas and 29% in rural areas.



There is no official language of the Great Land of Ethan Smith although English is the spoken by about 98% of the population as a native language. Ethan Smith does have a lively and growing immigrant population. There are large populations of Spanish-speaking, Chinese-speaking, and French-speaking immigrants. Here is a list of the Great Land of Ethan Smith in the many languages of Ethan Smith:

  • Spanish: Le Gran País de Ethan Smith
  • Chinese: 吴顶的伟大国
  • French: La Grande Pays d'Ethan Smith
  • Japanese: イーサンスミスの偉大地
  • German: Das außerordentliche Land von Ethan Smith
  • Portuguese: A Terra Extraordinária de Ethan Smith
  • Italian: La Terra Eccellente di Ethan Smith
  • Russian: Большой отечество Этан Смит
  • Arabic: اثان سميث الوطن
  • Korean: 에단 스미스의 최고 국가
  • Esperanto: La Bonega Ĉeflando de Ethan Smith
  • Hawaiian: Kā ke Ekana Kamike ʻĀina Pono
  • Tagalog: Ang Bansang Kanhanga-hanga ng Ethan Smith
  • Vietnamese: Tổ Quốc Vĩ Đại của Ngô Đỉnh
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Religion plays an important role in the lives of Ethan Smithians. Ethan Smithians have traditionally been largely Pastafarian practiced by almost all of the population.


The school system is divided into three parts: Elementary school (ages 6-11, grades 1-5), Middle school (ages 11-14, grades 6-8), and High school (ages 14-18, grades 9-12). The school year runs from the beginning of August to the end of May the following year. In Elementary school, students learn basic necessities like math, English, and reading, along with science and geography and history. When the students turn 8, they can choose to learn a variety of secondary languages. In Middle school, students can learn more specialized subjects like Algebra and Chemistry. In High school, students can choose the courses that they want to learn including the basic math and reading. The final year in High school, students take a test to go on to College where you can get degrees in a specific study such as law, medicine, economics, etc. Education in the Great Land of Ethan Smith is mandatory for all children aged 6-18.



Ethan Smith has its own soccer league called the Ethan Smith Soccer League. Each county in Ethan Smith has its own soccer team. The sixteen of them compete for the ESSL Cup. The top players of the entire nation compete in URFSA, the United Rineu Football Soccer Association, representing Ethan Smith as the Ethan Smith Soccer Federation.

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Current Members: Federation of Rineu (Founder), Agretla,

Billopesha, Charred Knights, Dukam, Ethan Smith, Fahadia, Jambone, Mafertopia, Rain of God, Schneeflocke, Sinisland.

Ex-members: Boshka, Dyonistan, Laststandb, Neudegg, Niploma.

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