Brazoria–Sierra relations

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Brazoria–Sierra relations
Map indicating locations of Brazoria and Sierra

Brazoria

Sierra
Diplomatic mission
Brazoria Embassy, Porciúncula Sierra Embassy, Austin
Envoy
Ambassador
Carolina Peréz
Ambassador
Cory Robles

Brazoria–Sierra relations are the international relations between the Republic of Brazoria and the Kingdom of Sierra. The two have enjoyed an extensive history of cordial relations and close cultural, political, economic, and social ties. The shared borders and historical and cultural heritage of the two Anglo-American neighbors have been described as the "Special Relationship" due to the significant degree of collaboration between the two nations and their respective governments. The relationship is one of the most stable and mutually beneficial relations in the world, and the two nations are each others' largest trading partners.

Relations were first established between Brazoria and California (the predecessor state of Sierra) in 1848, with Brazoria the first country to recognize California's independence from Mexico and the Californian government. Brazoria and California supported each other during the Mexican-American War. Brazoria was the first state to recognize Sierra when the Kingdom declared its propagation in 1858. Although the two states shared a contentious border dispute over the New Mexico Territory during the early 1860s, the two nations became the leading allies against the United Commonwealth's efforts to unite North America during the War of Contingency. During the 20th century, both nations participated in both World Wars, which cemented each others' military ties with one another. Brazoria and Sierra's entry into the Conference of American States has allowed both states to exert significant influence over the CAS internal and foreign policy. The foreign policies of both nations have been closely aligned and dominate the international sphere. In contemporary years, Brazoria and Sierra have been acknowledged as one of the world's principal superpowers, with the other Anglo-American superpower being the United Commonwealth respectively.

Both nations are members together in a number of international organizations, most notably the League of Nations, the Conference of American States, the St. Louis Area, the Trans-Pacific Allied Community, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, and the Organisation of Economic Co-Development. As members of the CAS, the two share common defense and trade policy, and operate in a common market. Contemporary issues confronting both nations include the War on Terror, territorial disputes with Mexico, international security, immigration, environmental issues, and mass surveillance concerns.

A 2017 RBS General Survey indicated that 91% of Sierrans held a positive view of Brazoria, while a slightly lower figure of 86% approved of the current Brazorian government. According to the K.S. Royal Bureau of Census, there were approximately 2.1 million Sierran expatriates living in Brazoria as permanent residents, international students, or migrant workers, representing the largest Sierran expatriate community. Meanwhile, over 1 million Brazorian expatriates lived in Sierra, and one-third of all Sierrans identifying as Anglo-Americans had Brazorian origins or ancestry. The abolition of border control at mutual borders, freedom of movement and labor laws between the two nations have made such arrangements possible.

Country comparison[edit]

Brazoria Kingdom of Sierra
Coat of Arms Seal of Brazoria.svg Coat of arms of Sierra.svg
Flag Flag of Brazoria.svg Flag of Sierra.svg
Demographics 44,216,726 (2017) 86,097,916 (2010)
Area 463,865 sq mi (1,201,404 km2) 569,037 sq mi (1,473,799 km2)
Population density 95.3/sq mi (36.804/km2) 151.30/sq mi (58.419/km2)
Capital Austin Porciúncula
Largest cities Houston
Dallas
Denver
Porciúncula
San Diego
Phoenix
Government Unitary parliamentary constitutional republic Asymmetric federal parliamentary
constitutional monarchy
Current head of state
Charles Valdes.jpg
Angelina II.jpg
Current head of government
Bobby Whitmore.jpg
Nemesis Heartwell official Prime Minister portrait.png
Official languages English, Spanish, German, French English, Spanish, French, Han, Chinese, Vietnamese,
Korean, Japanese, German (federal); Hawaiian
(in Hawaii only)
Main religions 72% Christian
17% Canaanite
2% Other Faith
9% Unaffiliated
82% Christian
4% Other Faith
12% Unaffiliated
3% Don't know/refused to answer
Human Development Index 0.897 (very high) 0.934 (very high)
GDP (PPP) (2017 est.) $2.405 trillion ($54,386.50 per capita) $5.15 trillion ($61,725 per capita)
Expatriates and immigrants 2.1 million Sierrans living in Brazoria 1 million Brazorians living in Sierra
Military Troops 491,335 (active and reserve) 1,000,781 (active and reserve)
Military expenditures $49.410 billion $101.83 billion
English speakers 33,691,082 (75.68% of the total population) 57,281,994 (Native: 77% of the total population)
Telecommunications 41,110,413 73,731,485

History[edit]

A badge commemorating 170 years of Brazorian–Sierran friendship in 2018

Prior to European exploration and colonization, Brazoria and Sierra were inhabited by Amerindian peoples who spoke hundreds of languages and featured various different cultures. European interest in the Americas resulted in the arrival of the Spanish in Brazoria in 1562 and in Sierra in 1542. Over the course of the next two centuries, the Spanish established mission systems and settlements in both regions. Brazoria and Sierra were both administered under the Viceroyalty of New Spain, and were known as Tejas (Texas) and California respectively.

Economic ties[edit]

Military ties[edit]

Cultural ties[edit]

Diplomacy[edit]

View of leaders[edit]

Public opinion[edit]

State visits[edit]

Brazoria Embassy in Sierra[edit]

Sierra Embassy in Brazoria[edit]

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