The Principality of Gallia is moderately wealthy, Nordic democracy located in Northern Arterus, northwest of Fanta, on the border of the Axackal and Gravic seas. It is a member of the Reims Agreement and is one of the few liberal democracies in the world.
Gallia is a unitary, constitutional monarchy, with the Prince or Princess as head of state and the legislative-executive body as sovereign. The government consists of the legislature, Parliament, which is divided into the Folkting (People's Thing) and the Storting (Grand Thing); the executive, which comprises the Prime Minister, their cabinet, and which consists entirely of members of the Folkting, and His/Her Majesty's Civil Service which is the extant bureaucracy of the civil government.
Conventional long form: The Principality of Gallia
Administrative divisions: 46 provinces
Citizenship: Jus sanguinis
Suffrage: Weighted suffrage for all citizens
National symbols: Krone, lynx, blue silver and gold, coat of arms
National anthem: Sang av Gallia (Song of Gallia)
Head of state: Princess Katherine IV
Head of government: Prime Minister Kjell Vikernes
Legislature: Bicameral; Storting (Upper) and Folkting (Lower), both have right of initiative but only Folkting can propose monetary bills. The Storting is appointed and can review, amend, and suspensive veto bills proposed by the Folkting, with the exception of supply bills which cannot be vetoed.
Voting: Party list for Folkting
Gallan law dates to the Middle Ages, with an emphasis on binding precedent. Modern Galla has expanded its legal system to include codification of major laws and elimination of juries in favour of bench trials.
Highest court: The Storting serves as the court of last resort
Jury trials: None, civil and criminal law makes use of lay judges and bench trials
Double jeopardy: Protection against retrial for convictions and acquittals
Law enforcement: National Police Bureau (Statens Polisbyran) and Gendarmerie (Statsgendarmeriet)
The modern Gallan economy is a mixed economy, with government spending approximating 55% of the GDP. The majority of this spending goes towards social programs designed to alleviate poverty and unemployment, and sustain the military-industrial complex of the country. Economic growth has slowed in recent years, reaching a low of ~2.6% in 2014 from a decade high of 6% in 2006, but recovering within two years to its present 3.2% growth rate.
GDP: $3,400 billion
GDP growth rate: ~4%/annum (avg. 2005-2015)
Debt as % of GDP: 117%
Currency: Gallan Thaler
Gallan society is highly collectivist in theory, to the point of eschewing the concept of natural rights. In practice it tends to resemble other liberal civilizations, at least superficially: Pluralist discourse is encouraged, because the Gallan state enforces monoculturalism through the education and legal systems, policy aimed at destroying ethnic enclaves, and immigration policy. Social welfare is a priority of state domestic policy, partially through monoculturalism and partially through deliberate social engineering.
Ethnicity(-ies): Gallan, Chti
Language(s): Gallan, Chti
Major urban areas: Kiruna, Visby, Hyssna, Halmstad
Education: Universal public, with limited private competition
Healthcare: Universal multi payer with public and private tiers
Life expectancy: 72 years (both sexes)
Galla's military is substantial for its size, owing to its borders with historically hostile powers, and much of the state and civil society is built to support this large armed force. The Gallan military conscripts from the general population. Several divisions of the Gallan Army are active service, staffed with a mixture of conscripts and volunteers, and reside in the northern portion of the country. The Gallan military-industrial complex is robust and heavily intertwined with the Varnian MIC, with many complex weapons used by both Galla and Varnia built in one or both countries.
Funding per annum: ~$228 billion
Pct. of GDP spent/annum: ~6.7%
Pct. of budget spent/annum: ~12%
Conscription: Universal for both sexes
Divisions: 8 active, 6 reserve, 2 division equivalents in separate brigades
Aircraft carriers: 3 CVL, 4 CVH