Superior

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Kingdom of Superior

Königreich Superior (de)
Kongeriket Superior (no)
Konungariket Överbotten (sv)
Wókičhuŋze Gichi-Gami (lkt)
ᗳᙟ-ᗴᘌ ᐃᗳᘍᐊᗹ (oj)
Coat of arms of Superior
Coat of arms
Motto: Nordenstern
The Star of the North
Anthem: Abide with Me
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Royal anthemHail to the King
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Location of Superior in North America
Location of Superior in North America
Capital Seal of Saint Anthony.svg Saint Anthony
Largest city New Hamburg
Official languages English
Recognised regional languages

German, Lakota, Swedish, Norwegian

Finnish
Ethnic groups
(2019)
79% White
13% Native
6% Black
4% Other
Demonym(s) Superian
Government Federal Parliamentary Constitutional Monarchy
• King
William II
• President
Isaac Dillon (UC)
Legislature Parliament
High Council
House of Delegates
Area
• Total
7,437,910 km2 (2,871,790 sq mi) (7th)
Population
• Census
48,281,384
• Density
6/km2 (15.5/sq mi)
GDP (PPP) estimate
• Total
$2.56 trillion (12th)
• Per capita
$75,123 (6th)
GDP (nominal) estimate
• Total
$2.13 trillion (8th)
• Per capita
$62,533 (6th)
HDI 0.942
very high · 3rd
Time zone Central Time Zone
The Kingdom of Superior, more commonly known as Superior, is a multinational monarchy located in North America. It spans from the Great Plains to the Great Lakes. With a land area of 7,437,910 km2, Superior is the 7th largest nation in the world, following Australia. In terms of population, Superior is the 20th largest country in the world, with a population of over 48 million. Superior borders the United Commonwealth to the east, Tournesol to the south, and Sierra, Astoria, and Manitoba to the north.

Superior is a federal constitutional monarchy and parliamentary democracy. The Monarch serves as the largely ceremonial head of state, while executive power in the country is invested within the President, which acts as the country's head of government. The legislature is divided into two different branches, the upper house which is the High Council, and the House of Delegates. The High Council represents each individual administrative region, known as states, while the House of Delegates represents each legislative district, known as constituencies. The national judiciary is the High Court of Superior. The government was established by the Constitution of Superior, the country's founding document.

Superior has underwent numerous political transformations during its lifetime. Prior to European settlement, the region was inhabited primarily by the indigenous tribes of the Great Plains. These tribes would act as independent city-states, and would conduct trade, war, and diplomacy with each other. During the it's colonial period, Superior was divided between France and Great Britain. However, the territory was largely unoccupied, with small trading outposts making up its total population. France would later cede a majority of its territory after the conclusion of the Seven Years War, however it would be largely returned after the American Revolution. In 1803, the territories of Superior were purchased by the United States as apart of the Louisiana Purchase. The territory of Superior would be divided into the U.S. states of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Nebraska, and the Dakotas. These states would later side with the Union during the American Civil War. After the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, these states would be occupied by a coalition of Sierran and British forces, leading to the creation of the Kingdom of Superior. Superior would officially become independent following the conclusion of the War of Contingency and the Superian Revolution.

In the years following its independence, Superior would experience a large growth in population, with immigrants from Sweden, at the time apart of Skandinavia, and Germany traveling to settle in Superior. During the late 1800s and early to mid 1900s, Superior would experience an economic boom, with farming and mining becoming an important part of country's economy, especially dairy and wheat farming. During Great War I, Superior would side with the Entente Impériale against the Central Powers and the Landonist International, after the latter invaded Superior. Superior would later be occupied by the United Commonwealth and would be subject to a brutal subjugation and occupation. Following the conclusion of Great War II and the start of the Cold War, Superior would side with the Anti-Landonists, becoming a founding member of the Conference of American States. Following the end of the Cold War, Superior would become a one of the main regional powers of Anglo-America.

In the modern era, Superior is one of the main regional powers in both North America and Anglo-America. It has the 12th largest economy in the world, which is the TBD largest in the Conference of American States, and has scored a .942 on the Human Development Index. Superior is a founding and active member of the League of Nations and the Conference of American States, with more than a dozen Superians serving as leaders of the latter organization. Superior is also a founding member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and is an active participant in its proceedings and affairs. Superior is has one the largest concentrations of people with German and Scandinavian decent in North America and has one of the largest Christian populations in the both the world and the North American continent. The capital of Superior is Saint Anthony while its largest city is New Hamburg.

History[edit | edit source]

Pre-Colonial History[edit | edit source]

Young Oglala Lakota girl in front of tipi with puppy beside her, probably on or near Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, Lakota

The lands and territories that make up the modern-day Kingdom of Superior are apart of two indigenous cultural regions: the Plains and the Northeast. Many of the tribes located in Superior would adhere to similar cultural practices as others in these regions. Some of the most well-known and recognizable Amerindian tribes in Anglo-America are located in Superior. These include the Lakota, Sioux, and Blackfoot tribes, with each tribe having a important cultural history in Superior. Unlike South and Latin America, where reigon-spanning empires such as the Aztecs and Incas were a common sight, the tribes that lived in the territories of Superior would live in small, and largely isolated, settlements, with many historians referring to their settlements and communities as indigenous city-states. These city-states would conduct diplomacy, trade, and war with each other, but due to the large vastness of wilderness in Superior, contact between Amerindian tribes in the region would be severely limited and restricted.

It has been generally accepted by historians that the first inhabitants of the Americas, and in turn Superior, traveled across the Bering land bridge from Siberia into Alaska, settling in different parts of the Northern and Southern American continents. Migration to the New World would continue up until the end of the First Ice Age and the sinking of the Bering land bridge. These first Americans, known as Amerindians in the present day, would follow a nomadic hunter-gatherer lifestyle, with tribes continuously travelling across the continent in search of food. The advancement and development of new agricultural practices and techniques in the Americas, sometimes referred to as the Pre-Colonial Agricultural Revolution, would see the end of the hunter-gatherer way of life, with many tribes opting to embrace the agricultural lifestyle and create stationary settlements rather than continuously travel across the continent. Despite this, many Amerindian tribes, especially in Superior, would continue to retain a semi-nomadic lifestyle, largely hunting and settling in the Great Plains and other regions of the country.

The exact number of Amerindians living in the North American contienent prior to European discovery is largely unknown. General predictions and estimates created by historians and other educational figures experienced in pre-colonial society put around 40-65 million Amerindian tribes alive and living in North America when Christopher Columbus and the Spanish first set foot in the New World. Columbus's discovery of the New World would intestate a colonial fever within Europe, with thousands of Europeans flocking to the New World in search riches and glory. As Europeans began colonizing the New World, the Amerindian population would begin to rapidly shrink. This is attributed to the pre-colonial Amerindians exposure to European and Old World viruses, which their small and weak immune systems were not prepared to fight. Over 90% of the Amerindian population would perish between initial European contact in 1492 to the creation of some of Europe's first colonies in the early 1500s. The mass lose of life in the Amerindian community has been described as a genocide by many modern historians. Along with that, there has been a hotly contested debate one whether the exposure of Old World viruses to Amerindian communities was intentional or accidental.

Colonial rule[edit | edit source]

A French map dipiciting the lands of Lansing and New Hanover (1718).

Due to it's distance from any shoreline, European discovery and eventual colonization would not occur until the late 1600s. The first Europeans to discover Superior and its future territories was French explorers Jacques Marquette and Louis Jolliet, who travelled and explored the Mississippi River and most of Eastern Superior. In 1683, almost all of Superior would be included in the formation of New France, which was a collection of France's colonial possessions in the New World. It was also considered one of the largest colonial territories at the time, being second only to New Spain, which occupied large portions of both Northern and Southern American continents. Unlike other colonies, Superior and the rest of the northern portion of New France, would largely remain uncolonized. Instead, French trappers, hunters, and traders would establish a number of trading outposts in Eastern Superior, largely in modern day Minneapolis, Iowa, New Anjou, and Lansing. Relations between the French explorers and the native Amerindians would largely be positive, with French traders and hunters relying on Amerindians for assistance in navigating and surviving the largely unexplored wilderness, while France would largely respect Amerindian territory and borders. This relationship would carry over in other parts of New France.

In 1763, New France would be divided by Great Britain and Spain following the former's victory in the French and Indian War. Western Superior would be placed under the control of Spain and would become apart of the Governorate of Louisiana, while Eastern Superior, more specifically the coastline along Lake Superior and Lake Michigan, would be incorporated into British North America and would form the majority of the territory that would eventually be referred to as the Northwest Territory. Due to its distance from the closest Spanish-controlled settlement (which at the time was St. Louis), western Superior would continue to remain un-colonized, with the trading posts and stations established by the French continuing to operate normally. Governance over Spanish Louisiana would be virtually non-existent because of it's large size, which is commonly seen as the main factor for the lack of a centralized effort to colonize western Superior. Policies regarding Amerindians would largely remain the same, probably due to western Superior being not fully settled. However, Amerindians in other Spanish colonies would suffer oppressive and discriminatory social policies. Unlike western Superior, eastern Superior would seen some settlement under the British, with numerous small, and historically unimportant, settlements being in southern Lansing. Like the French, the British prioritized trade in the region rather than full-blown settlement, operating trading posts.

In 1783, the British would cede eastern Superior to the newly-independent United States following the nation's victory in the American Revoluntionary War. Eastern Superior would be incorporated into the American version of the Northwest Territories in 1787 following the passing of the Northwest Ordinance. The territories would be colloquially referred to as the Ohio Territory. A push to settle the largely-uninhabited territories would begin shortly after their creation. This drive for colonization would eventually be the central foundations for the Manifest Destiny ideology. Western Superior would remain under Spanish control until 1801, when the entirety of Spanish Louisiana would be given back to France, who at the time was under the control of Napoleon Bonaparte, who wished to restore France's position as a dominant world power. In 1803, at the start of the Napoleonic Wars, west Superior, as apart of Louisiana, would be sold to the United States and be incorporated into the Louisiana Territory.

Under the United States[edit | edit source]

Fort Snelling was the first U.S Army outpost established in eastern Superior (1819).

After the acquisition of the Louisiana Territory, both eastern and western Superior would be united under the banner of the rapidly-expanding United States. In the decades following the Louisiana Purchase, the population of Superior, especially eastern Superior, would steadily increase as American settlers began moving westward to colonize and populate the new Midwestern territories. Reasons for settlement would vary but would largely be centered around economic growth and an general living improvement. Many of the settlers that would arrive in Superior would be from a rural or poorer background, and would travel long distances to the Superian territories in search of a greater wealth and fortune, something that many could not achieve back home. Farming and Lumbering would dominate the economy of pre-independence Superior and have a major influence of its history. The fertile lands of southern Superior, more specifically modern day Iowa, New Anjou, and Lansing, would attract many farmers from the east while the lush forests of northern and southern Superior, more specifically Arrowhead and Dakota, would attract many lumberjacks to the area. Some of the first agriculture-based and lumbering-based corporations in Anglo-America would be founded in Superior. By the 1830s. over 54,000 settlers lived in Superior.

The economic opportunities of the Superian territories also attracted the many migrants arriving in the United States at the time, particularly German immigrants. Since the establishment of the British Thirteen Colonies, Germans have had a significant, albeit less historically important, presence in the Americas, settling mainly in the colonies of Pennsylvania and New Jeresy. During the waning years of the Revolutions of 1848, many Germans would migrate to the United States in search of religious and political freedom, something that largely did not exist in the pre-united Germany at the time. Like other migrants at the time, Germans would be subject to discriminatory laws and practices as a wave of xenophobia and anti-immigration swept the United States during the mid to late 1840s. Because of this, many immigrants would be unofficially forced out west, as the unpopulated nature of the western territories would prevent further discrimination from occurring. Superior would be a prime target for German migrants largely due to its farmable lands and its climate, which was akin to the climate seen in northern Europe and Germany. The increase in German migration would greatly help increase the population of the Superian territories, reaching over 100,000 before 1855. Along with German migrants, Swedish migrants would also settle in Superior, especially in the northern regions, where the lumbering industry was growing. Superior would also see a surprising rise of French settlers, mainly from neighboring Missouri.

After being acquired through the Louisiana Purchase in 1803, Superior would be divided up into multiple U.S territories. A large portion of Eastern Superior would become apart of the Michigan Territory, which was created out of the remnants of the Northwest Territory. Western Superior would remain under the Unorganized Territory, largely due to its lack of a permanent population. Eastern Superior would be divided into the Iowa and Wisconsin territories following the addition of Michigan as the 26th state in 1837. Iowa, which would encompass the present-day states of New Anjou and Iowa, would become the first of the Superian territories to become a U.S State, being admitted as such on December 28th, 1846. Although considered the first Superian territory to become a state, the actual first Superian "claimed" territory to become apart of the United States was Michigan, though after its annexation following Great War I, Iowa has assumed that mantle. The states of Wisconsin, which encompassed the modern-day states of New Hanover and Lansing, and Minnesota, which encompasses the modern-day states of Arrowhead, Minneapolis, and Rochester, would follow Iowa into being admitted into the United States as the 30th and 32nd states respectfully, being admitted in 1848 and 1858. Western Superior would remain under the control of the territories of Montana, Dakota, and Wyoming, never becoming states while under the United States.

A drawing of the 1866 Saint Anthony riots following Grant's coup.

Following the conclusion of American Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln and his entire cabinet would be assassinated in a coordinated attack by John Wilkes Booth, a former actor, and a group of other Southern sympathizers who were angry over the results of the war. The death of Lincoln and his cabinet would cause a major crisis in the United States, with the nation entering a state of political turmoil and social unrest. This would lead to Union General and Civil War hero Ulysses S. Grant being invited by Northern congressmen to form a military-led caretaker government, with Grant replacing former Speaker of the House Schuyler Colfax as Interim President of the United States. As Interim President, Grant would establish a quasi-dictatorship, greatly expanding the powers of the presidency and circumnavigating the other branches of government. After the Confederate Uprising, Grant's popularity in the Northern States, which included most of Eastern Superior, would greatly diminish, with calls for his removal or secession becoming prevalent in Northern politics. In response to this, Grant would begin to replace democratically-elected officials with military or loyalist political leaders, a tactic he employed in the federally-controlled Southern United States. The states and territories that would eventually form Superior would be placed under the control of Union General and war hero William Tecumseh Sherman. Sherman's appointment to the very distant territories would be a unofficial exile from Washington by Grant, as the two former allies had a falling out over Grant's leadership. Despite his strongman and no nonsense personality, Sherman would be extremely lenient while governing Superior, allowing the establishment of a ceremonial civilian government, led by future 1st President of Superior Stephen Miller. In 1866, Grant would forcibly disbanded the Democratic Party and would arrest and detain both Democratic and Republican legislators who were critical of him, ending any opposition to him in Congress and establishing a de facto one party rule under the Republican Party that were still loyal to him (commonly referred to as Loyalist Republicans by contemporary historians). In response to Grant's coup, leaders of numerous Northern and Southern states would declare independence from the Union, citing it's damage under Grant's leadership. Sherman would initially be opposed to outright secession, but would eventually cave into the demands of the Superian people, ordering the establishment of a provisional government in Saint Anthony and the drafting of a declaration of independence. On April 1st, 1866, the Unilateral Declaration of Independence of Superior would be passed by the provisional legislature and signed by both Sherman and the leaders of the provisional government, making Superian independence a realty.

Independence[edit | edit source]

Great War II[edit | edit source]

Cold War and civil rights[edit | edit source]

Modern Era[edit | edit source]

Geography[edit | edit source]

Government and Politics[edit | edit source]

Superior

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Kingdom of Superior


Superior is a federal constitutional monarchy and parliamentary democracy, following a hybrid between the Westminister system and the former United States's federal system. The Superian government is composed of three branches: executive, legislative, and judicial, with the latter of the three performing a series of checks and balances on the other two. The founding document of the Superian federal government is the Constitution of Superior, which was drafted and implemented in 1869 following Superior's independence from the United Commonwealth, the successor state of the United States. Since Superior is a parliamentary nation, the executive and legislative branches are very much connected, with the head of government, known as the President of Superior, and their Cabinet being chosen from the legislative branch. Administrative divisions, known as federal states, follow as similar system to the federal government, however in a majority of states, the executive branch is mostly separate from the legislative branch.

Executive Branch[edit | edit source]

Monarchy[edit | edit source]

William II, who assumed the Crown in 2015

The Monarch of Superior is the head of state of the Kingdom of Superior. Like other constitutional monarchies around the world, the Monarch of Superior's powers are largely ceremonial. However, detailed in the Constitution of Superior are a series of special privileges, know as "royal prerogatives" that are granted to the Monarch and are protected by the Constitution. Some of the rights of Monarchs detailed in the Constitution are the right to sign, or "to give assent to", federal legislation passed in both the High Council and House of Delegates, the right to appoint the President and their cabinet, the right to lead the Superian Armed Forces as the Supreme Commander of the Superian Armed Forces, and the right to dissolve parliament for early elections. Although in theory, the Monarch is allowed to appoint anyone to the position of President, is able to refuse to sign legislation, and can dissolve parliament at their will, doing so is considered "political suicide", as it will most likely prompt the government to abolish the Monarchy. Although the Constitution bars the creation of a state religion, the Monarch of Superior is also the Ceremonial President of the Superian Union of Churches.

The Monarchy is hereditary and follows absolute primogeniture. The eldest child, regardless of gender, will inherit the throne on the passing or abdication of the Monarch. The heir to the throne is known as the "Prince/Princess of Lakota". Along with the royal prerogatives, the Constitution also grants the Monarch absolute power over the nobility without the fear of influence from the federal government. The Monarch has the right to grant and create noble titles, however in the modern era, a majority of the nobility is made up of the Monarch's extensive family, and new noble titles are usually granted to them rather than random Superian citizens. The current monarch is William II, who assumed the throne after his father's abdication in 2015. He is apart of the House of Welfburg, a cadet branch of the House of Columbia and the House of Hanover.

Presidency[edit | edit source]

Isaac Dillon of the United Conservative Party is the 19th and incumbent President of Superior, serving since 2022.

The President of Superior is the head of government and the de facto head of state of the Kingdom of Superior. The President is elected through a parliamentary system, with the leader of the largest political party in the lower house of the Superian Parliament, the House of Delegates, becoming President after a federal election. This also officially bars independents from becoming President. The President is the head of the federal government and exercises many executive powers given to the position by the Constitution of Superior. Some of these powers include: overseeing the operations and fulfillment of duties of their government, grant presidential pardons to criminals or those accused of treason, guide the lawmaking process of the legislature, and inform the Monarch of the daily proceedings of government and advise them on how to use their royal prerogative.

The President can be removed by a vote of no confidence in both the House of Delegates and the High Council. The President can be subject to a vote of no confidence if they have lost confidence in the House of Delegates. This usually means the President had lost the majority of support in the House of Delegates, even with their own party. Once a vote of no confidence passed in the both houses of the legislature, a snap election is called and scheduled to determine whether the President still has confidence of the electorate. If the President and their party wins the snap election, the President is able to continue their service under a new term, and if the President loses, their term is cut short and the new majority party is able to form a new government. Since there are no fixed terms, the President assumes a new term and the electoral calendar is reset after a snap election.

Legislative Branch[edit | edit source]

The Superian Parliament is the legislature of the Kingdom of Superior. It was founded in 1869 after the implementation of the Constitution of Superior and is composed of two legislative houses, the High Council of Superior and the House of Delegates of Superior. The chambers of Parliament were founded immediately after the implementation of the Constitution. Before the implementation of the Constitution, the Emergency Council of the Superian Provisional Government acted as the nation's legislature from 1867 to 1869.

The High Council of Superior is the upper house of the Superian Parliament. The High Council is composed of representatives from each federal state and are referred to as High Councilors. Each federal state is entitled to three High Councilors, with that number unable to increase or decrease. High Councilors serve a term of six years, which is not interrupted by elections in the House of Delegates. High Councilors are not subject to term limits. The High Council is entrusted with reviewing and approving of legislation passed in the House of Delegates. The High Council is also in charge of conducting ethics investigations into the President and their cabinet, which could determine their impeachment. The High Council is considered the most prestigious out of the two houses, due to its seniority and representation of each individual state.

The House of Delegates of Superior is the lower house of the Superian Parliament. The House of Delegates is composed of representatives from each individual constituencies and are referred to as House Delegates or simply Delegates. Unlike the High Council, the number of delegates from each state varies based on population. The largest delegation of delegates is from Minneapolis at TBD, while the smallest delegation is tied between Wyoming with the state having two delegates. House Delegates serve their term until the dissolution of Parliament, usually before an election. This is usually four years. There are no term limits for House Delegates. The House of Delegates is in charged with the passage of federal legislature, known as bills, and the creation of an annual budget. The President and their Cabinet are responsible to the House of Delegates, with the President being selected from the House of Delegates. Because of these reasons, the House of Delegates is considered the most important of the two houses.

Judicial Branch[edit | edit source]

The national judiciary is the High Court of Superior. The High Court was established by the Constitution of Superior. The High Court is tasked with ensuring each piece of legislation passed and signed is constitutional and is responsible with checking and reviewing each branch of government to ensure that they are continuing to follow the Constitution. The High Court is composed of six associate judges and one presiding judge. Each judge is appointed by the Monarch on the advice of the President of Superior and serve life terms. Associate judges and the presiding judges can be impeached by the High Council for violating the Constitution or for using their position for political gains and favors.

Political Divisions[edit | edit source]

States[edit | edit source]

State Flag Capital Population (2010 census) Seal/Coat of arms
Arrowhead Border Duluth 2,392,182 State Seal of Arrowhead.svg
Dakota Border Augustus TBD
Frontier Flag of Itasca.png New Glasgow TBD
Helena Flag of Helena.svg Helena TBD
Iowa Flage of Iowa.png Cedréville TBD
Lansing Flag of Hanover 1837-1866.svg Madison TBD
Lakota Flag of Lakotah.png Pierre TBD
Minneapolis Flag of Minnesota.png Saint Anthony TBD
Montana Flag of Montana.png Clarke TBD
Nebraska Flag of Nebraska.svg Omaha TBD
New Anjou Flag of New Anjou.png Saint Denis TBD
New Hanover Flag of Hanover (1692).svg Green Bay TBD
Rochester Flag of Glacier.svg Rochester Springfield
Uppasala Flag of Michigan.svg New Michigan 4,281,123 Coat of arms of Michigan.svg
Wyoming Flag of Absaroka 2.png Cheyenne 576,851 Seal of Wyoming.svg

Foreign relations[edit | edit source]

Superior is an founding member of the League of Nations and the Conference of American States, and is also an active member of the World Trade Organization, North American Free Trade Agreement, and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization or NATO. The nation has close relations with all of its neighbors, especially Astoria and Sierra. However, since the foundation of Superior, relations with the United Commonwealth, the nation's eastern neighbor, have historically been hostile and tense, with the two nations having a historic rivalry. During the Cold War, the Superior-Continental border was one of the most militarized borders in the world, only slightly-demilitarizing in 1999.

Superior has close relations with many of the members of the Conference of American States, especially Sierra, and Astoria. These nations have a shared history with each other, with all of them serving together in Great War I and Great War II, the Cold War, and more recent conflicts. Superior has an especially close relationship with Sierra, as Sierra was of one the nations that assist in the Superian Revolution. However, in recent times, relations between Sierra and Superior have been somewhat strained as Sierra has shifted its stance on the United Commonwealth, moving away from hostile policies and opening up for a potential normalization of relations. Outside of the New World, Superior has close relations with the United Kingdom and other members of NATO.

Military[edit | edit source]

The Superian Armed Forces are the armed forces and military of Superior. The Superian Armed Forces are divided into three sections: the Army, Air Force, and Navy. The Superian Territorial Army and to an extension the Royal Guard of Superior are also considered a part of the armed forces. Each branch of the armed forces, excluding the Air Force, was founded in 1866, during the War of Contingency, with the Air Force being founded shortly after the conclusion of Great War I. The Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces is the Monarch, who members of each branch swear allegiance too.

Military service is voluntary, with citizens being eligible to join the military at the age of 18. Retirement of active, non-officer, personal is mandatory at age 65, while the maximum age of enlistment in 39. Teenagers from the ages of 14-18 interested in joining the armed forces may become a member of the Junior Armed Forces Corps of Superior, which would help teens prepare for military training and eventual service. From 1942 to 1965, military service was mandatory, with all able body males from 18-65 required to serve. However, after the conclusion of Great War II, the Superian Parliament would end the mandatory draft and would heavily restrict it in 1989, with mandatory drafts only necessary in extreme cases. The annual budget of the Superian Armed Forces is TBD billion, which is makes it one of the highest funded military in the world.

Economy[edit | edit source]

The entrance of the Mall of the Heartlands, the largest shopping mall in North America.

Once primarily a producer of raw materials, Superior's economy has transformed to emphasize finished products and services. Perhaps the most significant characteristic of the economy is its diversity. Superior is home to a wide variety of industries, including energy, industry, farming, and mining, with the former two being considered the major two economic sectors in the country. Superior is also the home to many major international corporations, including Target, Best Buy, General Mills, and Amesco Dairy. Superior is also the home to the largest shopping mall in Anglo-America, the Mall of the Heartlands.

Currency[edit | edit source]

The official currency of Superior is the Superian Dollar. It is the only legal tender in Superior. States and territories are barred from producing their own currency and any person caught distributing or making illegal currency is subject to thirty years in prison. The design of the Superian Dollar is regulated by law and can be changed at the government's discretion. It is a requirement for the portrait of any Superian monarch to be on the front of each dollar, while a major historical event is required to be on the back. The Superian Dollar has gone through many iterations, with the first one being implemented in 1869, a year after the independence of Superior. Until 1890, the former United States Dollar was accepted and used in Superior. However, this was stopped with the passage of the Foreign Currency Act, which labeled the United States Dollar as a foreign currency and made it illegal to use.

Mining[edit | edit source]

Mining has played an important role in Superiors economy, both in modern times and historically. Iron mining and coal mining formed the backbone of Superian economy and industry during its early years, with mines in Minneapolis and Arrowhead being one of the largest in North America. Superior during the Industrial Revolution produced the most iron out of any in North America. Historically, Mining has been an important part of forming modern day labor laws. The first labor unions in Superior were formed by disgruntled miners and the first labor laws and protections were directed towards miners and their working conditions. After more diversification came to the Superian economy, mining would see a decrease in economic output.

Farming[edit | edit source]

Farming, especially dairy and wheat farming, take up a major position in the Superian economy. Even during the industrialization of the country, farming would continue to grow and prosper, especially in Western and Southern Superior. Along with that, Western Superior is universally known for its large ranches and farms, along with its cowboy culture and atmosphere. Superior is the largest producer of dairy products, with Superian companies such as Amesco Dairy and others being the main producer and deliverer of dairy-based products in the Conference of American States. Iowa, Lansing, New Hanover, and Wyoming have the largest farms in the country, with Lansing being the largest producer of dairy products while Wyoming and Iowa being known for their large wheat farms. Superior produces TBD of the world's wheat.

Demographics[edit | edit source]

Population[edit | edit source]

Superian Racial Breakdown of Population
Racial composition 1999 2009 2019
White 82.3% 80.1% 78.9%
Native 13.7% 12.1% 13%
Black 5.1% 5.8% 6.1%
Other or Mixed 1.9% 2.7% 3.7%

According to the 2019 Royal Census, there are around 33 million citizens living in Superior. If current trends continue, Superior will have an estimate population of TBD in 2029, which will be when the next census is conducted. Superior is the TBD largest country in North American in terms of population, and is the TBD compared worldwide. At its independence, Superior had a population of just over three million, with the country experiencing a population boom during the late 1890s and early 1920s, largely refugees from the United Commonwealth and other landonist nations.

Superior, unlike in other areas of North America, is not as ethnically diverse. The largest racial group in Superior are White Superians, both Hispanic and Non-Hispanic. They make up around 78% of the population, which is TBD people. Ethnically, White Superians are divided up between three main groups, Anglo-Superian, German Superian, and Swedish Superian, with Anglo-Superians being the largest of the three groups. The second largest group are Native Superians/Amerindians, who make up around 13% of the population or TBD people. A good majority of Native Superians live in Lakota, which is named after the largest tribe in Superior, the Lakota Tribe. The third largest group are African Superians, who make up 6% of the population, or TBD people. The remaining 3% of the population identify as other races, with the largest of these races being Asian and Indian.

Language[edit | edit source]

According to the Constitution of Superior, English is the official language of Superior and the language of government, while German, Swedish, Lakota, Norwegian, and Finnish are classified as recognized languages. The official language of public educational institutions is also English, however students may also take classes in one of the recognized languages. Over 89% of Superians understand and can speak fluent English. Despite this, a majority of the Superian populace is bilingual, with 65% of Superians understanding German, the second most spoken language in Superior. New Hanover is the most bilingual state in Superior, with around TBD understanding one or more of the recognized languages. Opposite to New Hanover, Wyoming is the least bilingual state in Superior, with only 4% of the population understanding one or more of the recognized languages.

All documents released by both federal and state governments are required to be translated in all of the recognized minority languages, including statements and bills. However, it is not a requirement for members of both federal and state governments to be bilingual. In recent times, bilingualism has been decreasing in Superior, with English being used more in day to day lives.

Religion[edit | edit source]

According to the Constitution of Superior, the freedom of religion and religious worship are to be constitutionally protected and any attempt by federal or state governments to infringe on these rights shall always be deemed illegal. Since the foundation of Superior, Christianity has been the largest religion in the country with over 76% of Superians identifying as some form of Christian, and has played an a important role in it's history and culture. Protestantism, more accurately Lutheranism, Calvinism, and Evangelical Protestantism, make up the largest Christian group in Superior, with around 63% of Superian Christians adhering to these sects. A small percent of Superian Christians also follow New Anglicanism. The remaining 24% of Superian Christians either identify as Avigonian Catholic, Mormon, or some other form of Christianity.

The second largest religious group is Judaism, with around 5% of Superian identifying as any type of Jew. Orthodox Judaism is the largest Jewish group in Superior, with around 56% of Jews in Superior identifying as Orthodox. Reform Judaism would fall in second, with 43%. All other forms are one percent or less. Following Judaism, Native American Religions are the third largest group, with only 1% of the population adhering. Following that, Norse Paganism, Sunni and Shia Islam, and others are under 1%. Around 13% of Superior identifies as non-religious, which is a broad category including full atheism and spiritual, but not religious. Unlike recent non-religious trends seen in other countries, Religious worship has not decreased at a similar rate to the developed world's average, with many young Superians retaining interest in comparison to global trends.

Education[edit | edit source]

The University of Minneapolis is the oldest college in Superior being founded in 1851, before the nation's independence.

Public education in Superior is managed by the Department of Education, though local and state governments have a considerable amount of control over the education of their area. In most states, children are required to attend school from the ages of five or six (kindergarten) to the ages of 17 to 18 (12th grade). In some states, students are allowed to leave school at ages 16 or 17 if they have completed their state's graduation requirements. Superian students are given the choice of public, private (both secular and religious), and home schooling.

Like other Anglo-American nations, Superian education is made up of three parts: elementary, middle, and high school. Following the completion of high school, Superian students have the option to continue their education at either public or private higher education institutes (colleges and universities) or not. Since the 1990s however, attending university or college has almost been a requirement to advance in the Superian economy, with many jobs requiring some sort of college-level degree. Universal preschool has been guaranteed by the federal government since 1994, though it is not mandatory. The modern day tuition cost, along with steadily rising student debt, has been a point of controversy in Superior, with some calling for a partial nationalization of higher education.

According to the Department of Education, 89.3% of Superians have graduated from high school, with around 79.2% of Superians attended some form of higher education. Of the 79.2% that have attended some form of college or university, around 73.9% of them have graduated. Like most of the modern world, Superior's literacy rate is at 99%. According to ranking issued by the League of Nations, Superior has the TBD best education in the world, following TBD. Around TBD of Superior's GDP is centered around education.

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Holidays and celebrations[edit | edit source]

Internationally, albeit more predominantly in North America, Superior is nicknamed the "Holiday Capital of the World", largely due to its extravagant and well celebrated holidays. Nationally, Superior has 23 federal holidays, with each state having their own separate holidays as well. Holidays are designated as federal holidays by the Superian Parliament and state holidays by state governments. For religious and/or major holidays, such as Christmas and Independence Day, employers and school districts are required by law to grant time off for their employees and students. There are exceptions for employers however, with emergency and essential services allowed to continue operating during holidays. Employers and school districts may choose to grant time off for non-important or non-federally recognized holidays. Holidays that take place in the latter half of the year are much more celebrated than any other holiday, especially Christmas and Thanksgiving, where large parades and celebrations occur. Many of the traditions used to celebrate holidays in Superior were from many different places from Europe, primarily from Germany and Sweden.

Folk Culture[edit | edit source]

Despite being a relatively young nation, Superior has a large collection of folk stories, folk songs, and native cryptids. Many of the folk songs originate from early German and Swedish Superians, who molded songs from their native lands into new ones. Many of the folk stories are from Native Superians, who have passed down said stories through generations. Along with that, many of the native cryptids have come from all parts of Superior. One of the most famous cryptids in Superior is the Wendigo a pale cannibalistic creature that hunts humans in the forested areas of the country. Because of the large amounts of cryptids and paranormal creatures reported in Superior, the country has become a hotbed for paranormal investigators. It is unknown if the Wendigo or other Superian cryptids actually exist, however there have been numerous reports of said creatures. There are also a few holiday-folk stories and creatures, such as the story of Krampus, who kidnaps naughty children on Christmas Eve.

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Cuisine[edit | edit source]

A typical Superian Hamburger.

Cuisine in Superior is a combination of different foods from the many different ethnic backgrounds in Superior. One of the most prominent dish in Superior is the Hamburger, which is a sandwich consisting of one or two meats, usually beef. The hamburger originated from Germany, and was brought by German immigrants to Superior. The hamburger is one of Superior's most recognizable dish and is also made in other parts of North America, including the United Commonwealth and Sierra. Superior is also known for its Cheese curds and hot-dishes. There are also many Native Superian dishes created by the numerous tribes that live in Superior, however, most of their dishes have not had any international appeal.  

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