Republic of Liëve
Motto: I represent
|Ethnic groups |
13% Mixed or other
|Religion||Temple of Liëve|
|Government||Federal presidential constitutional republic|
|Legislature||National Council of Liëve (Unicameral)|
• Republic established
|497,000 km2 (192,000 sq mi)|
• Water (%)
• 2012 census
|22.12/km2 (57.3/sq mi)|
|GDP (nominal)||2018 estimate|
• Per capita
|Time zone||UTC+6 (LST)|
|ISO 3166 code||LM|
Liëve (/li.ˈev/), also known as Myöne (/ˈmi.on/), is an island nation located in the far South. Liëve covers an area of 192,000 square miles, which accommodates three states.
Plate tectonic activities and glaciation have regularly shaped the geography of Liëve. Long before the islands took their present-day shape, they were part of a larger landmass which broke apart from a continent of considerable size. Tensional forces in the Earth's crust submerged much of the Continent and developed the lifted fault-block mountains which form archipelago. As of today, the mountains have grown to 15,000 feet above sea level.
The Lievic archipelago features a cool, marine climate. While the coasts of Liëve enjoy a subpolar oceanic climate (Köppen: Cfc), its montane counterparts experience a tundra climate (Köppen: ET). Through the presence of the cold Antarctic Circumpolar Current, Liëve boasts moderated temperatures. Additionally, the archipelago receives a significant amount of orographic precipitation as a result of its mountains intercepting the moisture-laden westerly winds.
Liëve is home to a variety of endemic species, which has resulted from its geographic isolation. The moderate of Liëve has also encouraged the emergence of many new species. The World Wildlife Fund for Nature classifies the archipelago under the temperate coniferous forests ecoregion.
Liëve is a federal presidential constitutional republic established in 1955 by the Constitutional Treaty. The document, which derives its legitimacy from the three states, has since been the framework of the nation's political system.
Under the Treaty, the unicameral 225-member National Council forms the country's national legislature. Its members are responsible for representing their constituencies in the federal government. Within each state, 75 councillors are directly elected for six-year terms with no term limits through a single transferable vote. Since the end of the Lievic Revolution, the National Partty and the Unity Party have gradually dominated the Council.
The National Government constitutes the country's chief executive body. The Government is chaired by the President of Liëve, who appoints Secretaries to lead the different Departments in the council. The President is directly elected by eligible Lievan voters through a first-past-the-post system for an unlimited number of six-year terms.
The Supreme Court is the highest judicial authority in the National Judiciary. It is the final interpreter of the Treaty and its decisions cannot be appealed. It is comprised of nine justices, with the most senior holding the title of Chief Justice. The justices are appointed by the President and approved by the Council to serve a life tenure.
Liëve is comprised of three states.
The Law of Liëve is a legal system with the Constitutional Treaty as its basis. It is codified and follows the tradition of the civil legal system. The National Judiciary is responsible for interpreting the law at the national level.
The State Constitution Statute permits the states of Liëve to have their own law within the guidelines of the Constitutional Treaty. Liëve has three State Constitutions which apply to their three respective demographic regions.
Since the formation of the Republic, Liëve de jure no longer enforces religious laws. However, the government has used them as a motivation for the fulfillment of its duty as the "protector of the conscience of the people" to satisfy its duty as the Defender of the Lievan Faith.
The foreign policy of Liëve is handled by the Department of Foreign Relations, which is headed by the Foreign Secretary. Liëve maintains diplomatic relations with 71 countries.
Since the Liëvic Revolution, Liëve has emerged as a middle power and pursued a policy of establishing friendly relations with other countries. However, the country has gradually shifted to a non-interventionist policy. The country has also been known for challenging the dictations of the League of Nations in terms of its ideals of human rights.
Standard Western Lievic and Standard Eastern Lievic are official languages in the archipelago.