|Second Pacitalian Republic|
|National flag||Curso d'arma|
|Motto||Concordia et ferocitas|
|Anthem||La Terra Libertà in Eternum|
|Capital and largest city||Timiocato|
Greek, Romanian, Spanish
- Prime Minister
- Senior deputy PM
| Unitary semi-presidential republic|
Dr Timothy Ell (FPD)
Fernando Chiovitti (PSC)
Diego Zuna (PSC)
- as city-states
- as Occidoroma
- as a kingdom
- as a temporary collective
- as an informal federation
- First republic
- Second republic
21 November 1503
1 September 2007
- % water
- Total (2007)
7,550,000,000 (AO: 9th)
| GDP (FY2007/08)
- Total (NSD)
- GDP/capita (NSD)
$72,916 (AO: 1st)
| National animal
- English name
| Canus vulpazuli |
Pacitalian blue fox
- English name
|Amygdalus communis |
White almond blossom
- English name
Broadleaf date palm
|Currency||1 Douro (RPD) = 100 fouta|
|Time Zone||AOTC +0200 / +0300|
|National charter of rights||Carta Proposera di Libertà|
| International abbreviations
| Naval craft classification
|Internet TLD||.pc, .rp|
The Second Pacitalian Republic or simply Pacitalia, Pacitalian: la Repubblica Pacitaliana, is a highly developed, democratic country in Atlantian Oceania. The country is an L-shaped land mass that comprises the bulk of Foringana, as well as 219 islands lying to the west of the mainland in Il Marazuli, the Pacitalian name for the ocean dividing the Second Pacitalian Republic from the nations of Falcania and Hypocria. Pacitalia is a member state of the Union of World Powers and the Organisation of Maritime Powers alliances, among others.
Pacitalians, as they are known, are generally an economically capitalist but socially libertarian people, showing compassion and paying much attention to the plight for developing countries, as well as supporting domestic policy that is liberal, like the legalisation of same-sex marriages in 2002. Although not the most libertarian nation in the world, residents and foreigners enjoy high social and economic freedom combined with what is widely described as fantastic culture and natural beauty, combined with tolerance and modernity.
Pacitalia is widely considered an international power, with significant influence (and in a few cases, outright dominance) in regional and world affairs. As of 2007, Pacitalia is the richest and most industrialised country in Atlantian Oceania, as well as among major liberal democracies. The gap between Pacitalia and the rest of the region in terms of quality of life and individual income continues to widen, but internationally, Pacitalia's growth remains on par with most major large liberal economies. The Pacitalian Republic is recognised for its leadership in democratic thought, economic liberalism, and, international diplomacy, though it fields an effective and highly reputed armed force to defend its interests when necessary.
- 1 Population
- 2 Culture
- 3 Education
- 4 Politics and government
- 5 Justice and law
- 6 Economy
- 7 Transportation
- 8 Communication
- 9 International Relations
- 10 Military
- 11 History
- 12 Geography
- 13 The Environment
In the last census, Pacitalia's population was just over seven and a half billion people, making it the ninth-largest country in Atlantian Oceania. An additional 925 million expatriates and/or unnaturalised residents live in Pacitalia, mostly in the cities. Mass immigration, especially in the period between 1910 and 1950, has transformed a once homogeneous state into a diverse melody of equal cultures. Ethnic Pacitalians are still the dominant race, comprising about 61,4% of the population. Greco-Pacitalians constitute 15,9% while Romanian-Pacitalians add a further 12,0%. Spanish-Pacitalians total around 6,9%, and there are smaller groups of Turkish, Portuguese and northern European immigrants, particularly from Hamptonshire.
Life expectancy in Pacitalia is extremely high and currently stands at an average of about 85 years. Pacitalian health care is fully privatised and maintains very high standards of cleanliness, efficiency and safety. Health care for foreign visitors is free in emergency situations or with proper travel insurance coverage (with approved supplementary documentation). Otherwise, all users have to pay a small fee for services.
Sex and gender
Pacitalia has 1.022 males to every female. However, in recent years the amount of girls born has exceeded that of boys and it is expected that should the trend continue, there will be an equal amount of females and males in Pacitalia by 2011. A reversal of the current situation (with thusly 1.022 females for every male) would then most likely occur by 2016 or 2017.
Same-sex marriages were legalised in 2002 to the chagrin of the Roman Catholic Church, which considers Pacitalia one of their "home bases" (source). This provides gay couples with the same rights as heterosexuals and sanctions them to marry within a place of worship, so long as the request is accepted by the presiding priest, minister, imam, respective monk or rabbi. The issue of same-sex marriage continues to be a thorny issue, especially among more hardline conservatives in Pacitalia, and among religious people.
Such as in Isselmere-Nieland, national census operations take into account the percentages of the population that have had sex reconfiguration or are considering it, and those that claim homosexual, bisexual or asexual status. Unlike that country, only about 0.38% have had what is colloquially known as a sex change, while 0.03% are considering such an operation. But similar to the Isselmerian-Nielanders, about 10 percent of the population claims homosexual status while around 5-6 percent claim to be bisexual. Due to the high religiosity of Pacitalians, 2.54 percent are asexual (mostly religious clergy).
Urban-rural distribution and socioeconomic strata
73.8% of Pacitalians live in areas classified urban (a density of more than 112 persons per square kilometre). The remainder live in transition areas and rural areas. Greek immigrants have mostly settled in the arid central rainshadow, a climate very similar to their homeland, while Romanians have preferred to settle in the southern and southwestern areas of the country, particularly in the provinces of Amalfia, Capitale and Liguria. Those of Spanish descent reside mostly in the northeast and north while pockets of Turkish and Portuguese immigrants have settled in southeastern Pomentane and western Fentomeria.
Pacitalian cities are built with the circle in mind. A ring road (or two) will usually be present in a circumferential pattern around the city. Central districts, including the CBD, will consist of small, single-occupant dwellings. Property directly in the CBD remains expensive, but so-called "inner city" areas have properties of lesser value and thus house the lower-income occupants and families. As the distance from the CBD increases, depending on the geography and/or the proximity to industry, transportation networks and community services, the property value and income of residents gradually increases. Gated communities are common in both supercities and smaller "kitschy" agglomerations.
Pacitalia is famous for its natural beauty and innovations in the field of technology, but it is the cultural and artistic realms that have earned Pacitalia its worldwide reputation as a unique cultural experience. Pacitalia remains a nation of philosophers, scientists, musicians, artists, leaders and diverse political beliefs.
A large percentage of non-Pacitalians seem to think of the many residents of this nation as prim and proper do-good subjects of the Catholic faith and have a highly conservative background. This is only true to some extent. Pacitalians are, in the general sense, a mostly libertarian nation and one accepting of other cultures, races, beliefs and creeds. For the most part, Pacitalians do not try to force their beliefs on others, in addition to that acceptance of others.
For more information on law, see the Justice section in this article.
Despite this, Pacitalia itself displays a large sense of formality, putting a large emphasis on cultural ceremony and popular patriotism. Personal wealth is important in this capitalist society but not necessarily a symbol of status. Personal freedom is highly cherished in Pacitalia and is mostly conventional law but deviancy is despised. People are very direct and on the point, and that may be considered obnoxious, but in a sense it is just the Pacitalian way of accomplishing tasks or greeting people.
Pacitalian culture is based mainly on the Italian way of life: enjoyability, longevity and experience. Music and food play an integral role in Pacitalian life. The musical style of ethnic Pacitalia remains still a mystery in some aspects but experts agree that it is mostly based on a mixture of Italian, Spanish, Greek, Turkish and Romanian folk music. Marsa, a section of Pacitalia's largest city, Timiocato, is heavily populated with gypsies, or Roma, and is famous for its melancholy folk style.
Meanwhile, the food in Pacitalia is widely considered the best the world has to offer. Heavy emphasis is visible on fresh pastas and vegetables, open-fire meats, dairy, oils, hot soups and desserts. However, Pacitalian cuisine is so encompassing that many dishes include other types of meats or meat alternatives (eggs, seafood), and a growing fusion-cuisine movement has grown, with many new Asian-fusion restaurants dotting the nightlife of Pacitalia's cities. As well, the minority groups of Pacitalia have contributed their own homeland cuisines, creating a vibrant culinary experience.
|Detailed references located at: Pacitalian language, Pacitalian cuisine|
Holidays and customs
The following is a list of the major statutory holidays in Pacitalia.
|Date||English Name||Pacitalian Name|
|1 January||New Year's Day||Recontato d'Anno|
|February 14||St. Valentine's Day||Giorno dal Santo Valentino|
|First day of summer||Solare Medo||Solare Medo|
|August 2||Children's Day||Giorno dal Enfantomu|
|November 11||Remembrance Day||Giorno di Memoriali|
|November 21||Pacitalia Day||Giorno Nazionale|
|December 25||Christmas Day||Reformato Felixas|
|December 31||New Year's Eve||Deposanto d'Anno|
Pacitalian law provides the citizens with high freedom levels, and freedom of religion is not excluded from this. Ninety-eight percent of the population lists themselves as being of a certain faith. Of this, 63 percent claim themselves Catholic, 28 percent claim themselves Orthodox and six percent claim themselves to be Protestant. A further three percent are of the Islamic faith, two percent are Atheist or Agnostic, and the remaining one percent are of other faiths.
Languages are a large part of Pacitalian life because of the cultural diversity the country contains. English is a learned language, not native, but it is an official language as the government does most of its business in it and nearly all of the people speak it. Pacitalian is the only native official language, in which, like English, nearly 100% of Pacitalians speak it. 24% can speak Greek, 18% can speak Romanian, 12% can speak Spanish and 3% can speak Turkish. A majority of the citizens are trilingual to some extent.
Universal suffrage (voting, drinking, smoking) is 20 years of age. Legislation lowering the voting age to 16 (1094 R26 J3175 11/2005) may pass through the two chambers by spring 2006.
Pacitalian interest in sport has been high since the nation itself came into existence. Early forms of sport faded away to be replaced by modern sports like football, American football, basketball, baseball, rugby, cricket and golf. The Pacitalian rugby, basketball and football teams consistently compete well amongst the other international squads, which has helped secure Pacitalia's place as one of the sporting greats of the world. A quick glance at Pacitalia's recent results:
- World #5 in basketball
- World T-1st in Under-21 football
- World #1 in roller hockey
- World #2 in ice hockey
Age of students: 3-5 years
This is the first education where young Pacitalians learn basic skills like reading, writing, basic verbal communication and positive interaction. Rudimentary education lasts until the year in which the student reaches the age of five, but enrollment does not have to take place at three years old, meaning some students are only in RE for one year while some are in it for two. This does not tend to ultimately make a difference in a student's communication skills and intelligence.
Age of students: 5-13 years
Once RE is completed, students move up to primary school, which consists of Early Childhood Education in the student's first year where they build on their basic communication and interaction and improve their reading skills. This is also their first year in mathematical and problem solving activities. Once ECE is completed, students go through stages (grades) 1-7, improving their mathematical, scientific, social and linguistic skills along with creating a foundation for musical and physical ability.
Age of students: 13-18 years
Students move into SE when they complete PE in the seventh stage. In stages eight through 12, the students are further educated, and critical thinking is introduced. This education period helps to build leadership and co-operation skills along with introducing new forms of enrichment in the form of specialised studies. Students graduate when they have completed their stage 12 year and passed all of their government written examinations for courses that include such a test.
Post-secondary or tertiary education
Age of students: minimum 18 years
To begin a post-secondary education, stage 12 or an international equivalent must have been completed. Pacitalia has numerous high-quality post secondary institutions that have earned Pacitalia the title of being one of the best places for students to learn abroad. Of course, Pacitalia is more centred on its own students than international students, but about 80 million foreign students call this country home during the school year. Students do not have to attend post-secondary but a lack of this education severely limits a person's career choices and their occupational opportunities later in life.
Politics and government
Pacitalia is a unitary semi-presidential republic, according to the revised Constitutional, Electoral and Political Protocol Act, 2007 (5513 G84 T391 8/2007), and as such has an Archonate (head of state), which is a position akin to that of a strong presidency. The position is elected through two-stage runoff but if a candidate earns more than 60 percent of the votes in the first round of balloting a second round is not required. Additionally, there is an equally influential, but essentially subordinate, legislative assembly led by a prime minister, who is the head of the government. The archonate is advised by a council of four administrators which are responsible for the auditing, control and management of certain portfolio outside the prime minister's cabinet jurisdiction. The prime minister and the legislative assemblies are elected separately of the archonate but report to him/her and are subject to dissolution at his word. The government is elected through the MMP proportional representation system.
The archonacy position is far from ceremonial. He/she promulgates laws passed in the assemblies, but at his/her discretion. He/she also ensures oversight of the constitution and ensures it is being followed in government. The archonate may refer, to referendum, certain policies or laws on which he/she is normally obliged to assent. The archonate, as head of state, also represents the nation abroad, removing the traditional role of the 'foreign Agustinate' from the cabinet of the prime minister. As a result, the prime minister is permitted to advise the archonate to advance his/her government's interests abroad when the archonate conducts state visits. However, the appointment of ambassadors, establishment of envoys and provision of state visits is now a responsibility of the archonate. The archonate is also commander-in-chief of the Pacitalian Defence Forces but cannot actively engage them in conflict without the consent of the legislative assemblies and the PDF's chiefs of staff, which advise the archonate.
The archonate also reads the session speeches of prime ministers at the opening of parliamentary seasons.
|Party||Leader(s)||Description||Seats in the CAF of 647 and Senatoro of 293||Percentage of the popular vote in the last election|
|Pacitalian Social Coalition||Fernando Chiovitti||The Pacitalian Social Coalition (PSC) is the larger of the two coalition parties in Pacitalia. The PSC is a liberal party with centrist economic beliefs and a wide range of leftist social beliefs. Despite its recent move to the centre on the political spectrum, it still represents most of Pacitalia's working-class segment, students, unionised employees and the disenfranchised. However, unions finding the new PSC unsuitable to their goals are moving to the Egalitarians for support and ties.||265, 117||34.0%|
|Federation of Progressive Democrats||Archetenia Nera||The Federation of Progressive Democrats (FPD/ProDems) describes itself as 'a party based on balanced nationalism'. The FPD is an economically conservative party but also holds socially liberal values. It favours much higher defence spending while lowering taxes and eliminating what it believes are wasteful social programs, keeping only what is necessary. The FPD is synonymous with Pacitalia as most Pacitalians share its belief of a strong economy combined with a strong social fabric. This party governed Pacitalia between 1988 and 2006, and for 60 years in the 20th century, in its various incarnations (Pacifist, Capitalist and FPD). The party had the unfortunate consequence of winning the popular vote but losing power by one seat to the PSC in the last election.||264, 139||34.6%|
|Non-Partisan Association||Aria Speranza||The Non-Partisan Association (NPA) is the main centrist party in Pacitalian politics, formed when FPD caucus members split from the Federation because they felt the views of centrist, non-confrontationalist Pacitalians were not being properly heard by a right-of-centre party. Aria Speranza has guided the NPA into the position of fourth party in just one election, a remarkable feat in an electoral system that favours brokerage parties like the FPD and PSC.||45, 20||11.1%|
|Green Party of Pacitalia||Neros Constantakis||The Green Party of Pacitalia (GP) is now a major political party. Though only a few years old, it has detached itself of its fresh-faced reputation, coming from almost no support as a fledgling organisation of pro-environment Pacitalians to being the opposition third party in that short space of time. The party is economically centrist and socially extremely libertarian. Some say the Greens proved a weak opposition between 2004 and 2006 because they have nearly similar economic beliefs as the FPD and approved of a large percentage of the FPD's new pro-environment economic laws that have been recently implemented, along with the governing party's determination to lead the world charge in the search for permanent or long-term renewable energy sources. The party's fortunes have sunk slightly on the surge of the centrist NPA, which in turn is now essentially irrelevant due to the PSC's move right.||44, 16||9.8%|
|Egalitarians||Jávier Grandinetti||The Egalitarians are a new left-wing force incorporating the merged elements of the former Workers', Communist and Anarchist parties. Their leader is the former WCA head, who has succeeding in luring away union relations from the PSC in order to strengthen the financial coffers of the new party. The Egalitarians are thusly markedly pro-union, and their most prominent policy is raising the minimum wage to Ð 7,00 per hour (~NSD 15.50). They successfully lobbied the new PSC government to raise the wage to Ð 4,85/hour from Ð 3,70.||10, 0||4.2%|
Justice and law
Pacitalian domestic law is by no means lax, but the high personal freedoms mean that Pacitalian law, in itself, is more liberal than other countries. Pacitalia, until recently, continued to use death by starvation as a form of capital punishment, but due to pressure from international human rights watchdogs, the practice was discontinued. Now, the only remaining form of capital punishment comes from lethal injection.
Below are some punishments for law-breaking:
- Treason or Conspiracy: min. life, max. death by lethal injection
- First-degree murder: min. 20 years, max. death by lethal injection
- Manslaughter: min. 10 years
- Tax Evasion: min. 5 years
- Hit and Run: min. 1 year if the victim dies, the charge is elevated to manslaughter
- Marijuana Trafficking over 100g: min. 3 months
- Break and Enter: min. 10 days
- Petty Theft: min. 5 days
|Detailed reference located at: Carta Proposera di Libertà|
Pacitalia's economy rivals many other countries for the title of strongest in the world. The economic strategy is full-blown capitalism, meaning nearly no government intervention in the operation of the economy, and the types of goods and services produced in the nation are extremely diverse, capitalising heavily on natural resources and technological innovations. Pacitalia is becoming a founding nation of alternative energy sources and is a major source of renewable energy and renewable energy innovations.
Pacitalia operates a free market-based economy which has little regulation from the government. However, the government's bureaucratic division responsible for the authority over the economy, the PTIC (Pacitalian Trade & Industry Commission), places a priority on product safety and quality. All industries in the country have been privatised (ferries, beaches, national parks, garbage, prison networks, transportation). All industries are allowed to operate freely, although the government also strictly enforces environmental, labour, and product safety laws.
Poverty levels are almost none, despite having no welfare system. There is still at least one area in each city where less-fortunate people live, though the numbers of them are less than 100. The country is devoutly capitalist and places no priority on the aid to less-fortunate. This creates a higher work ethic from citizens because they know if, for example, they were laid off from their job, they would not be able to rely on handouts, which would obviously be non-existent. The government offers reasonable pensions, meaning people may have to work into their early seventies (however, with the high life expectancy, this is not much of a problem for older citizens). The government has fully privatised health care and places a priority on education funding. The government encourages local enterprise, and embraces foreign investment in the country. Minors can start work as early as 13 years of age, however, they are not legal adults until 20.
- Unemployment rate: 2.6%
- Major sectors: Services - 58%, Industry - 25%, Agriculture - 9%, Innovation - 5%, Other - 3%
The GDP and GDP per capita are considerably higher than that of other capitalist states because of Pacitalia's enormous EEZ (exclusive economic zone). As well, the GNP has a substantial carryover which positively affects the size of the GDP.
Pacitalia boasts one of the most efficient and most developed networks of transportation in the world, with kilometres upon kilometres of road, rail and marine routes and over 100 international airports. This status was solidified in 1984 with the final stage of construction of the first-generation autostrada superhighway system, most of which still exists today (such as the routes followed).
Pacitalia has six major international hubs but over 100 international airports. The major airports are Timiocato Santo Ragazzo (TSR), Nortopalazzo Centraliterra (NCT), Mandragora International Skyport (MGI), Sambuca Sigraduma (SCA), Amita International (AMT) and Puntafora International (PFA). As one of the world's most popular tourist destinations, Pacitalian airports handle nearly 200 million passengers per day, on average.
A-class / Autostrada
Pacitalia's autostrada network is highly developed, consisting of hundreds of thousands of kilometres of paved highways. Run by a semi-private corporation called Autostrade per l'Italia SpA, the network contains 44,721km of six-lane or greater highways known as the autostradamu. The network is so developed that today, 96% of Pacitalian land is within 100km of one or more autostrade. The five busiest autostrada highways are:
- The A10 from Timiocato to Nortopalazzo.
- The A1 from Timiocato to Puerta Vallarta.
- The A3 from Timiocato, through Saronno and Capagatta to Athalone.
- The A4 from Sambuca, through Nortopalazzo and Mandragora to Saronno.
- The A33/A50 from Nortopalazzo, through Sapuntoli to Mandragora.
The autostrada / A-class highways are designated as the busiest and most important routes. There is one numbering rule with the autostrada highways - the number code that goes with the letter A must not be more than two digits (i.e. A1 or A95). This rule has been excepted five times for the circumferential routes around five of Pacitalia's major cities (the A101 in Timiocato, the A303 in Saronno, the A404 in Nortopalazzo, the A505 in Mandragora and the A808 in Monterio).
Autostrada route markers have the red, green and white section of the flag on the top-right, the blue and white cross on the top-left and the letter P at the crown of the rectangle. The letter A is small and placed to the left a bit, while the route number is in slightly enlarged text. This is done only because the autostrada route marker is the only one with graphics on it (the flag), making it easy to identify on first glance.
B-class / Betastrada
Smaller artery highways that have four or six lanes and cross equal or slightly smaller ranges of land area are designated B-class, or betastrada. They are different from A-class roads in that they can only have a three-digit representation code (i.e. B195 is a valid route number but B19 or B5 is not). B-class are similar to A-class, however, in that they can be located anywhere around Pacitalia, and even connect two towns with fewer aggregate people than one neighbourhood in Timiocato.
As mentioned, the autostrada routes are the only ones with the flag on the route marker, so to differentiate better on a first-glance look at a route marker, B-class highways are usually marked in yellow-orange on highway signage. (Autostradas are marked in white.)
C-class / Camino Rurali
C-class highways have less than four lanes but may stretch across large areas of terrain. However, their purpose as large-volume traffic and goods transportation methods is nonexistent, meaning that traffic on C-class roads is usually confined just to local passenger traffic. C-class roads are marked in light blue on highway signage.
When bridges are not available, Pacitalia's main ferry service provider is the half-and-half private/public PaciFerries. It has usually hourly service to and from nearly 150 destinations (140 of them on the Pacific side of the country). Other private providers exist but only make up 10% of total service and 8% of the market share. Fast ferries travel between Pacitalia and Automagfreek within an average 8 hours.
Railways play an integral part within point-to-point public transport in Pacitalia. Many kilometres of track with MAGLEV capability connect numerous cities in Pacitalia and around the Gholgoth region.
Pacitalia boasts a highly-developed telephone, media and satellite communications web, along with numerous points of wireless internet access. Public telephones are everywhere, and there are nearly one hundred different television and radio stations at personal access at any time of the day. Many international customers receive Pacitalian television networks, programming, movies or radio stations through Pacitalia's nine civilian satellites.
Major telecom companies
Pacitalia has three major telecom companies, one of which was formerly a state-owned operation but now is fully private. That corporation manages 40% of Pacitalia's market share.
- Telecom Pacitalia (40.17% market share)
- tnpSonera ** (26.84% market share)
- Avea (15.38% market share)
** - Merge-acquired Euroslavian telecom company EuroTelecom on 22 September 2005
Major media outlets (TV, radio, print)
In television, Pacitalian viewers are treated to four world-class television networks which deliver all types of domestic and international programming. The Pacitalian Broadcasting Corporation, known better as PBC, is by far the largest network, but the three other main English-language networks hold their own quite well. These three are the Pacitalian Television Network (PTN), TelePacitalia (TPac) and the Independent Television Stations Cooperative Network of Pacitalia (TSP). As for networks in Pacitalian, Consiglianto Televisione alla Pacitaliana (CTP) and Radiotelevisione in Lingua Pacitaliana (RLP) hold sway over that market. Smaller networks exist to serve the Spanish, Romanian and Greek communities as well. Pacitalia's main news provider, PNN (Pacitalian News Network), also broadcasts nationally and internationally.
The PBC commands national radio as well, with owned & operated stations running across Pacitalia. PBC also has interests in smaller radio networks. PTN and TPac have recently been in talks with a string of independent operators and the Pacitalian Radiotelevision Communications Commission (PRCC-CRCdP) to take control of those assets and create a rival network to PBCRadio. However, there is a misconception in which many people believe PBC holds a majority of the radio market, when in fact, they do not. They are simply the leader in market share, but they still have a noticeable minority, at only 36%.
Daily national newspapers such as La Repubblica Oggia (Pacitalian) and Pacitalia Today (English), both published by the parent company of the Pacitalian News Network, circulate as the top two print reads in the country. Tabloid-style dailies do exist but are not as popular because of the negative image they've been given as a result of the original system of tabloid journalism. National news magazines are also published on a weekly, bi-monthly or monthly basis. The most popular of them is The Economist.
The country used .pc until 2004, when it became nearly full capacity with domains. As a result, .rp was added in October 2004. .pc stands for Pacitalia, while .rp stands for Republic of Pacitalia.
Pacitalia remains a member of numerous alliances and, through its foreign policy strategies, plays a leading role in international affairs due to its massive global economic and diplomatic influence. The major ones are listed below:
- Organisation of Maritime Powers
- Union of World Powers
- Alliance for Stability, Peace and Intra-Regional Entente
- Collective of Advanced Special Forces
- International Security Alliance Force
- Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries
- Group of Six economic superalliance (G6)
- Knootian International Stabilisation Treaty
- Pacitalian-Euroslavian Free Trade Agreement
Pacitalia maintains cordial relations with many countries. The strongest relations exist with:
- Yafor 2
- Space Union
Knooti-Pacitalian relations were thought to have mainly been established over the Knootian company Pink Bunny Cola Incorporated's expansion into Pacitalia, but this is not true. The domestic policy and social belief similarities between the two nations played an enormous role in the establishment of relations with Pacitalia and most of the nations seen above.
|Detailed reference located at: Immigration and Customs TSL scale|
The Pacitalian military consists of five major branches: the Pacitalian Armed Forces (PAF), Pacitalian Naval Forces (PNF), Pacitalian Aeronautical Guard (PAG), Pacitalian Emergency Task Force (PETF), and the special operations group Special Attack Force Delta (SAFD). Minimum age for military service is 18 years. Currently, the total number of Pacitalians enlisted either as active or reserve stands at 45,874,000, with 384.7 million Pacitalians ready for military service at any time.
|Detailed reference located at: Pacitalian Defence Forces|
- 20 AD - Roman sailors end up at present-day Murano, and set up city-states along the Caribbean coast.
- 77-103 - First war in the new lands between the Pacis Nova and Athalonium city states.
- 105 - Truce between Pacis Nova and Athalonium, surprise attack by the Canconum city-state leaves the former two in ruins and defeated.
- 215 - Pacinovian Revolt returns the balance of power in the city-states to Pacis Nova and Athalonium.
- 221 - Canconum eradicated.
- 285 - Five city-states (Pacis Nova, Athalonium, Carinthium, Paestum and Dobragantium) merge to become the Holy Empire of Occidoroma (Occidoromanum in English). Population of Occidoroma: 25.4 million
- 342 - First battle with the Mayans at Capus-Carninum (70km west of present-day Athalone).
- 356 - Mayans defeated once more at Chichen Itza.
- 416 - Third Mayan-Occidan battle at Raputa-Logorinus nearly destroys Mayan race.
- 552 - Battle of Samusoria leaves only 2,300 Mayans alive - the latter officially surrenders after four straight defeats. In return for their surrender, the Occidoromans designate the sacred sites of Xpu-Ha and Xel-Ha as Protected Lands of the Empire.
- 604-610 - Great Plague (determined most likely to be a combination of leprosy, dirty drinking water and influenza) kills 55% of the population in six years. Mayan race eliminated (from disease) shortly thereafter.
- 656 - Reforms, combined with a sense of separation (geographically and culturally) from the mother country, lead the Occidoromans to form the Kingdom of Terra Occidentalia (Kingdom of the Western Lands) with nine districts (the present-day provinces of Amalfia, Antigonia, Beracanto, Capitale, Caribero, Fentomeria, Gulfera, Liguria and Pomentane). The first king, Rodolphus, serves 54 years.
- 1177 - Popular Revolts occur: citizens grow tired of corrupt kingdom and the crushing poverty of all but 1,000 aristocrats in Pacitalia.
- 1219 - Last king, Luis IV, overthrown and murdered.
- 1221 - Temporary Collective of Pacitalian Provinces established while a more permanent replacement to the Kingdom is derived.
- 1284 - Federation of Pacitalian Provinces proclaimed as a transitional phase to a democracy.
- 1503 - Republic of Pacitalia established on 21 November.
- 1758 - Mexo-Pacitalian War, Pacitalians defeat the Mexicans and gain nearly all of the latter's territory.
- 1876-1946 - Immigration influx sees large numbers of Greeks and Romanians come to Pacitalia.
- 1965 - First Liberal government in 44 years elected.
- 1985-87 - Conservative government under Giorgio Cassata nearly destroys the country's economy and attempts to form an authoritarian, one-party state. Legislation fails and Cassata has no choice but to resign.
- 1988 - Francesco Santo Ragazzo elected.
- 1996 - Santo Ragazzo dies of a heart attack while asleep.
- Timothy Ell elected.
- 2000 - Ell and Agus. of Defence Eleftherios Venizelos Jr. named to the International "Dream Cabinet".
- 2003 - Pacitalia celebrates 500th year of established existence
- Second Sarzonian civil war ended successfully with the assistance of Pacitalian and other international troops
- 2005 - Pacitalia becomes active combatants in the quest to destroy the Real ALM terrorist movement, culminating with the Battle of Springbrook and Hiroshikan War, both successful operations for the Pacitalian armed forces.
- 2006 - Pacitalian worldwide diplomatic credibility takes a massive hit with the Sorantanali government's widely perceived mishandling of relations with Sarzonia during that country's depression. Relations between the two nations reach breaking point and are yet to recover.
- Pacitalian GDP per capita tops $60,000 for the first time, leading industrialised nations.
|Detailed references located at: Pacitalian History, List of Pacitalian Prime Ministers|
Location, Frontiers and Area
Pacitalia is located on Foringana in Atlantian Oceania, south of Izistan and Space Union, northwest of Amarenthe and south and west of Moepoeia. The total land area of Pacitalia is 3,898,290 sq km, with 3,008,815 sq km consisting of land and the remaining partition, 889,475 sq km consisting of water. In comparison to a real-life country, Pacitalia is about 400,000 sq km larger than RL India. Pacitalia shares borders with Izistan (2093km), Space Union (1131km), Amarenthe (501km) and Moepoeia (316km).
Climate and Terrain
Pacitalia's climate is a tropical wet and dry, meaning the country experiences hot summers, and warm winters, with a moderate, seasonally imbalanced amount of precipitation. The terrain is sloped, heavily vegetated within 100 km of the Marazulan Coast between Puerta Vallarta and Timiocato; steppes and mountains north to south in the centre, dry, rocky deserts in the north and northeast; heavily vegetated within 100 km of the Gulf of Pacitalia / Bay of Amita and Caribbean coast. About 29% of Pacitalia's land is naturally arable, with another 8% made artificially so.
|Timiocato, Pacitalia|| July High: 39.2°C
July Low: 21.0°C
January High: 28.5°C
January Low: 12.1°C
|Il Monterio, Pacitalia|| July High: 42.5°C |
July Low: 24.0°C
January High: 21.6°C
January Low: 8.1°C
|Sobrefema, Pacitalia|| July High: 35.5°C
July Low: 18.1°C
January High: 22.9°C
January Low: 10.1°C
|Murago, Pacitalia|| July High: 33.8°C |
July Low: 22.8°C
January High: 25.6°C
January Low: 14.7°C
Current environmental issues for Pacitalia include minor deforestation caused by uranium mining, coal-burning utilities and vehicle emissions impacting on agricultural and forest productivity, and ocean waters receiving slight contamination from agricultural activities. Pacitalia also is considered one of the nations that, by 2050, may be "water-stressed", or have a lack of present, fresh, potable water supply. To correct this, the three levels of government, in cooperation with environmental agencies and corporate contractors, are implementing 62 desalinisation and water treatment plants along the coasts to pump in salt water and convert it to fresh water. Both the salt product and water product will be treated, and the salt will be used for commercial use. The fresh water product will become part of the national water supply.
There are numerous natural hazards which Pacitalia has faced and may face again in the future including brush fires in the interior, hurricanes (Carib.), typhoons (Pac.), heavy winds, thunderstorms in the southern belt, earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions, volcanic ashflows and liquefaction. Many of these natural disasters can have their damage effects minimised; the government and people are working hard to implement strategies in this regard.
Pacitalia is a party to the following international environmental protection agreements: Air Pollution, Air Pollution-Nitrogen Oxides, Air Pollution-Persistent Organic Pollutants, Air Pollution-Sulfur 85, Air Pollution-Sulfur 94, Antarctic-Environmental Protocol, Antarctic-Marine Living Resources, Antarctic Seals, Antarctic Treaty, Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Environmental Modification, Eutrophication Prevention, Hazardous Wastes, Marine Life Conservation, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Tropical Timber 83, Tropical Timber 94 and Wetlands. None of them have been signed without ratification.
|NW: Crystilakere||N: Izistan, Space Union||NE: Foringanan Endowment Lands|
|W: Falcania, Hypocria||Pacitalia||E: ocean|
|SW: ocean||S: ocean||SE: Amarenthe|
|The Second Pacitalian Republic|
|Main article: Pacitalia|
|Major cities: Timiocato, Nortopalazzo, Saronno, Sambuca, Mandragora|
|Cultural info: Pacitalian cuisine, Pacitalian history, Pacitalian language, Ligurian language, Greek, Spanish, Romanian|
|Administrative info: Coming to Pacitalia?, Constazione Ampoliticato Federali, Senatoro Federali, Pacitalian provinces Prime minister|
|Sports: Pacitalian sports clubs and leagues|
|Miscellaneous: Douro (currency), Fouta (subcurrency), Other articles within Category:Pacitalia|
- Atlantian Oceania on NSwiki
- Main articles: Atlantian Oceania, AO QuickInfo
- Nation pages: 95X, Acarionne, Amarenthe, Atheistic Right, Az-cz, Bazalonia, Bettia, Bostopia, Chacor, Crystilakere, Delesa, Demot, Falcania, Fmjphoenix, Geisenfried, Hypocria, Iizaarland, Khazaron, Kura-Pelland, Lamoni, Lontorika, Manhattan Prime, Maraque, Milchama, Morgrugyn, Nedalia, New Montreal States, Nojika, Northern Bettia, Nova Britannicus, NSWC Signups, Oliverry, Pacitalia, Quakmybush, Sarzonia, Schiavonia, Spruitland, Starblaydia, Tempalhiyon, The Islands of Qutar, The Lowland Clans, Turori, Ubundi, Unified Capitalizt States, Vephrall, Vilita, Walsallia, Western Afghanistan, Wulaishen
- Regional info: Atlantian Oceania Regional Defence Organisation, Atlantian Oceania Regional Free Trade Organisation, Atlantian Oceania UN Voting, Lake Bekk, Major airports in Atlantian Oceania
- Sports-related: AO Bowl, AO Champions League, Atlantian Oceania Cup of Association Football (AOCAF)
- For more information or to see non-listed pages, please see Category:Atlantian Oceania.
|The "Big Three" States|
|Hamptonshire | Oceania | Pacitalia|