Cascadia (Wolf's Den)

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Cascadia
Cascadia (en)
Каскадия (ru)
Flag of Cascadia (Wolf's Den)
Flag Coat of arms
Motto: We stand free (English)
Anthem: I Vow To Thee, My Country
File:Map of Cascadia.PNG
Capital Victoria
Largest city Liverpool
Official languages English, Russian
Recognised regional languages Tlingit, Haida
Yup'ik, Swedish,
Norwegian, Inupiaq,
Lushotseed, Chinese,
Korean
Ethnic groups (2010) 50% White
20% Asian
3% Black
1% Native Cascadian
26% Mixed or other
Demonym Cascadian
Government Federal parliamentary representative democracy under constitutional monarchy
• Queen
Elizabeth II
Jonathan B. Wick
Legislature Parliament
Senate
House of Commons
Independence from the UK
December 11, 1931
September 4, 1939 - September 2, 1945
Area
• Total
3,801,567 km2 (1,467,793 sq mi)
Population
• 2016 estimate
51,928,821
• 2010 census
50,437,283
GDP (PPP) 2016 estimate
• Total
$3.197 trillion (7th)
• Per capita
$56,988 (9th)
GDP (nominal) 2016 estimate
• Total
$2.906 trillion (5th)
• Per capita
$56,988 (9th)
Gini (2016) 31.6
medium · 48th
HDI (2016) 0.923
very high · 8th
Currency Cascadian dollar ($) (CSD)
Time zone PST (AKST) (UTC−8 (-9))
• Summer (DST)
MST (AKDT) (UTC−7 (-8))
Date format dd-mm-yyyy
Drives on the right
Calling code +1
Internet TLD .cs
Website
www.cascadia.cs

Cascadia (Russian: Каскадия) is a sovereign state located in the Northwest of the American continent. Cascadia is a federal parliamentary democracy and a constitutional monarchy. The nation consists of 5 provinces along the Pacific Ocean and 1 territory in the Arctic circle. It shares borders with the US to the south and east, Canada to the east and a maritime border with Russia to the west. Cascadia has a total area of 3,801,567 square kilometers. Ranked 7th in total land area, this puts Cascadia ahead of India in terms of geographical size but much smaller than Australia. Cascadia's largest population center is Liverpool and it's capital is Victoria. Other major cities include Seattle, Moncton, Boise, Spokane, Tacoma, Ankerburg, Vancouver, Sitka and Georgetown.

Due to its unique tolerance and historical immigration policy, Cascadia is one of the most ethnically diverse and multicultural nations in the world. Gaining independence from the British Empire in 1931 under the 1931 Statute of Westminster, Cascadia is now a Commonwealth realm.

Colonized through both the Oregon Trail, and the Frasier Gold Rush, Cascadia became a prime colonist region due to development and the wish to create an England on the other shore of the Atlantic. Due to liberal laws put in by the ancestors of those who moved in the territory, Cascadia was the only place in which Chinese and Japanese immigrants could settle without being racially discriminated on the Western Coast. In the aftermath of World War I, Cascadia annexed the Russian colony of Alaska to prevent the Soviets from gaining a foothold in the Americas. The Japanese preemptive attack on Pearl Harbor in the US saw greater involvement in World War II, and Japan attacked and occupied a few of the Aleutian Islands during the war. During the Cold War, Cascadia militarized the Aleutian Archipelago, preparing for any Soviet attack through the Aleutians and the Diomede Islands.

Following the end of the Cold War, Cascadia continued developing its rapidly growing economy to become one of the world's largest economies. The most recent financial crisis in 2008 briefly disrupted the continuous growth of Cascadia and threw it into a recession. Although it has recovered since, Cascadia faces new 21st century challenges including the rise of domestic Islamic extremism, anarchist movements, separatist movements and international tensions, particularely with US President Donald Trump.

Etymology[edit]

The name "Cascadia" derives from the name of the mountain range passing through most of southern Cascadia, the Cascades. Chosen and mentioned explicitly in 1931, the new Cascadian government sought a new name from the commonly used names up to that point which were British Columbia (the official name of the colony) and New Caledonia, a name preferred by the natives, but used by another colony. The name was chosen, as the Cascades had an important part in the history of the country. The name further derives from the Cascades Rapids, former rapids which were the last obstacle on the Oregon Trail before arriving in the present-day southern Cascadia.

The common demonym for a citizen of Cascadia is "Cascadian". Nicknames given to Cascadians include "Oregonians" (after the state of Oregon), "Greenies", and the derogatory names: "Greenheads" or "Treefuckers".

History[edit]

Geography, climate, and environment[edit]

The land area of Cascadia is 3,801,567 square kilometers. It lies on the North American continent, with many offshore islands such as Vancouver Island, Kadyak Island, the ABC Islands and the Aleutian Archipelago. Cascadia is the 7th largest nation in the world in terms of total land area making it larger than countries such as India.

Significant internal water sources include Lake Cascade, Lake Ilyamna, Lake Flathead, the Columbia River, and the Yukon River. Desert areas in eastern Cascadia are generally dry and yield few water sources.

Cascadia is separated into three geographically distinct regions: "Columbia", "Idaho" and "Alaska". The Alaska Range in Alaska features the tallest mountain in Sierra: Denali, also known as Mount Densmore which stands at 6,190 (20,310 ft).

Columbia can be further divided into four main subregions: the Pacific Coast, Eastern Columbia, North Country, and Vancouver Island. Eastern Columbia is generally flat and lies at a high attitude. The entire region of Idaho lies in the east and is divided between high mountainous tundras and arid plateaus and deserts.

Alaska is a region in the far north, consisting of Alaska proper and Yukon. It is home to tundras and large, sparsely populated regions. Most of the population is concentrated around Ankerburg in Alaska proper. The region also features many mountains and lakes.

Demographics[edit]

Population[edit]

Cascadia Racial Breakdown of Population
Racial composition 1990 2000 2010
White 59.0% 51.4% 46.3%
Asian 19.6% 24.3% 27.8%
Black 7.4% 8.8% 9.6%
Native 0.8% 1.1% 1.2%
Other race (denotes mixed race as well since the last census) 13.2% 14.4% 15.1%
Two or more races - 2.4% -

Cascadia Statistics officially counted 50,437,283. On August 1, 2016, CS estimated that 51,928,821 people were living in Cascadia — an estimation consistent with the continual positive population growth Cascadia has experienced in recent years. Cascadia has had a history of immigration and has consistently grown upward since the Frasier Gold Rush and Oregon Trail. Cascadia is the 27th most populous nation in the world ahead of nations such South Korea, Spain, and Germany.

Cascadia has a very diverse population with the largest ancestry being English Cascadians (12 million), Chinese Cascadians (10 million), German Cascadians (8 million), Russian Cascadians (7 million), and Norwegian Cascadians (6 million).

While the largest racial group in Cascadia has always been White Cascadians of non-Hispanic origin, this group has seen a decline in proportion to other races. Asian Cascadians are the largest racial minority group with the four largest ethnic groups being Chinese Cascadians, Japanese Cascadians, Vietnamese Cascadians, Korean Cascadians, and Thai Cascadians.

The main source of immigrants have consistently come from Asia. From the Caribbeans, immigrants from Jamaica, Cuba, and Haiti make up the second highest traffic of annual immigrants. Wealthy families and prospective students from the United Kingdom, China, Ryukyu and India have also continued in lieu of the domestic workforce to meet the ongoing demand for more jobs in technology, medicine, and science.

According to the University of Rainier, Seattle (URAS), as much as 3 million Cascadians identify themselves as gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT). The highest occurrence of LGBT Cascadians have been found in the province of Rainier.

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Language[edit]

English and Russian are the two official languages at the federal level. At state levels, official languages are Norwegian (Rainier, Oregon, New Caledonia), Swedish (Rainier, Oregon), Chinese (Rainier, Oregon, New Caledonia), Korean (Rainier, New Caledonia), Yup'ik, Tlingit and Inupiaq (Alaska) and Haida (New Caledonia). Other commonly spoken languages that do not have any official status include Japanese, Aleutian, the Salish languages, German, Chinese, and Ukrainian.