The Continental Empire of Justosia (3.0)

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    Coat of Arms
    (The standard & Imperial Francisco Coat of Arms nationale are the same. This is no coincidence.)

    Official name:
    The Continental Empire of Justosia.

    Motto:
    "Dios. Emperador. Imperio."

    Demonym:
    1. Justosian.
    2. Continentals.
    3. Colonials.

    Founded:
    1819 (officially)

    Population:
    Roughly 40 million.

    Capital:
    Avalon (roughly 5 million).

    Government:
    Constitutional Monarchy.

    Head of State (chain of command):
    1. H.I.M. Emperor Carlos Francisco II.
    2. His Excellency Lord High Chancellor Jean Blount.

    H.I.M. the Empress has no true executive power.

    State Religion:
    National Justos Episcop Church (Evangelical Protestant/Episcopalian IRL).

    Religious Makeup:
    90% Episcop.
    7% Tiburan Catholic.
    3% Other.

    GDP:
    Roughly §860,000,000,000

    Ethnic Makeup:
    70% Old Justosian (Hispanic).
    26% Neo Justosian (Franco).
    4% Mixed race/other.

    Area:
    Roughly 4,000 miles.

    Currency:
    Justo §

    Economy:
    A sometimes unusual mix of Laizee-Faire Capitalism &
    government intervention when deemed prudent by the crown. Small safety nets.

    Ideology:
    Rightist. Nationalist. Monarchist. Imperialist. Pragmatist.

    Average income:
    Upper Class:
    §40,000.00+

    Middle Class:
    §30-§40,000.00

    Lower Class:
    §30,000.00-

    Politics Nationale:
    The Continental Legislative body is the Senate de Imperio. The last snap election saw the chamber split 50/50 between the Nationalist Right Bloc (historically known as the King's Party), & the Social Democratic Union (historically known as the Republican Party). The chancellor breaks all ties as Lord of the Senate. In the event his authority on a vote is somehow incapacitated, H.I.M. would activate a still unused clause of authority in the constitution & break a tie himself.

    Anthem Nationale:
    "Onward Justosia".

    Animal Nationale:
    Justo Falcon.
     
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    Nationale Justos Episcop Church
    Leader:
    H.I.M. Emperor Carlos Francisco II is the Supreme Arch Bishop, Holiness Temporal of the NJEC. He became so after his predecessor, Marsellis Alessandro II, resigned last year after proclaiming the Divine Right of H.I.M. supercedes his & him being more deserving of the office.

    Denonym:
    Episcop.

    Founded:
    1819

    Dogma/Doctrine:
    State religion officiale of the Continental Empire of Justosia (Most of that of modern day, mainline Episcopalianism & the Church of England). Diverges in recognizing & proclaiming Jews as "People of the Book." Recognizes "The truest and most intimate name of the Lord God is Yahweh." "The truest and most intimate name of the Saviour is Christ Yeshua." Declares only NJEC followers are blessed & loved enough by the Lord to be enlightened of this. Decries Tiburan Catholicism in multiple facets. The latter two are from newer testaments.

    Adherents:
    Roughly 36,000,000

    Body:
    There is an Arch Bishop for each of the 5 major cities. That Arch Bishop also ministers to that respective district.
     
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    Imperial/Royal Family
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    His Imperial Majesty (Emperor) Carlos Francisco II
    Second of his name. Personality wise Carlos entertains a sometimes bizarre mix of paranoia & confidence. This is likely from his decade in Justosian Naval Intelligence. Though a bit of an autocrat he maintains a strong sense of (Justosian) honour & personal loyalty to those deemed worthy enough by him to earn his friendship & love. He loves his family (except Julian) dearly. Though he'd only die for his wife the Empress. The only 2 foreigners he actually trusts were HRM King Julius Faure of Occitania & Eiffelland King Albrecht. All these facets shape his governing style as sovereign of a Constitutional Monarchy. Or ruling style as strongman or even tyrant of an autocracy. Depending on who's outside looking in. His main governing interests are mostly national security, financial, & infrastructure/interior. Most anything else he delegates save for his duties as Holiness Temporal of the NJEC. He's now 48 years old. His nickname is the Lightning Monarch for the speed at which he's brought reforms reigning almost/only 5 years. He routinely boasts job approval & personal favour ratings of roughly 55%-60%. Faith NJEC Protestant.

    Her Imperial Majesty (Empress) Annabella Sophia Francisco I
    First of her name. Personality wise she's ever the loving, doting, obedient wife. They've been married 20 years this year. She's content in her role. Understanding that her old school approach irks Justosian feminists (still a relatively taboo word in the empire). She believes that part of her Divine Right simply commands this. Continuity & stability for the monarchy at virtually all costs. She's comfortable with having no executive power. Her ceremonial power & prowess however is beyond reproach. Exceeding that of her husband's. She stays busy with charity & education/literacy initiatives & routinely boasts a personal favour rating of roughly 80%. Even many Social Democrats like her. She loves both her husband & only son (who she secretly wished a girl) dearly. She'd die for either/both of them. She's warming to Julian. She believes there's much her husband keeps from her yet she foresaw this during their vows. She's 45 years old. Faith NJEC Protestant.

    His Royal Highness Crown Prince Carlos Francisco III
    Third of his name. Heir to a fledgling empire which weighs on him increasingly as the shadowing period draws ever nearer. He's 21 years old. A true millennial in some ways. Perhaps most so in his most closely guarded secret, being bisexual. Known only by his father, Julian, his wife (the reason they broke up before), & the men he's bedded who remain silent under very literal pain of death. He prefers contemporary music. He drinks more than he should. He has been rumored to have smoked Marijuana before though he denies it. Though he loves being in the Imperial Air Force, he dislikes war, conflict of any kind really as he has a latent deep phobia of true loss. He has a relatively easy going personality on the surface. Often feeling isolated at times from even his family due to his character. He nurtures a budding friendship with his cousin Julian. He routinely boasts a personal favour rating of 60%-65%. He likes his wife short of love. Faith NJEC Protestant.

    Her Royal Highness Princess Mirèo de Marsilia-Francisco I
    First of her name. The demonym Justoccitan was coined for her. Now House de Francisco officiale though she kept the Marsilia first at her insistence as she is also the Crown Princess & rightful Queen of Occitania. Her current personality is that of a somber, solemn, sad, doting daughter in mourning for her beloved father. She will not stop wearing black until she avenges him by sitting atop the Occitan throne. She is typically kind, sensitive yet stoic. Conservative in most everything she does. She is 30 years old. She married into the Justosian imperial house for strategic reasons mostly. She doesn't really love the CP. At least currently. Favour ratings for her have not currently been tallied though her being foreign born will likely work against her. Faith NJEC Protestant (converted).

    His Royal Highness Prince Julian Francisco-Francois II
    First of his name. Known popularly as The Rebel Prince. Grandson of Justosia's only Tiburan Catholic sovereign King Julian Nicol Francois I. The Rebel King. Of House de Francois. Both the cause of, & loser of the Justosian Civil War. His reign lasted roughly 8 months. Still despised as a "traitor seed" by a chunk of 'Old' Justosians (Hispanic). Adored by most 'Neo' Justosians (Franco minority). Julian has a passionate disposition & an at times firery temper. He is also a frequent drinker. He is currently enlisted in the Imperial Navy & would relish the prospect of combat. He has had many a drunken bar fight covered up by the palace. He is 28 years old. He routinely boasts a favour rating of roughly 30%-35% due to the aforementioned. It could be said though that there is a gradual warning underway. Faith Tiburan Catholic.

    (This fleshing out was long overdue. I hope this helps any player in their future potential dealings with Justosia.)
     
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    Schools of thought/movements in Justosia
    Monarquismo
    The simple & general belief in the monarchy that has guided Justosia since its 1819 founding. Believers in this mainstream ideology tend to be NRB members & voters. They tend to be conservative minded, slightly older, 'Old' Justosian, & slightly more male in number. They tend to be adverse to anything resembling a move to a Republic of Justosia. More right leaning monarchists tend to view this as treason. They tend to support a peace through strength foreign policy but not necessarily expansionist. They currently comprise roughly 80% of the NRB voting population.

    Milenio Imperio
    The belief that after suffering roughly 2 centuries of humiliation, insult, irrelevance, etcetera, that Justosia is due for redemption in the form of a grand empire that will last a millennium. Whether or not most adherents to this growing subset of nationalism & monarchism actually believe it will span that long, or just in general expansion isn't really known. They tend to be the most right leaning NRB members/voters. This ideology was previously only held by the Emperor himself, his closest confidants, & the top echelons of the Imperial Military. After the official declaration of empire it has gradually begun gaining traction. They currently comprise roughly 15% of the NRB voting population. They are beginning to call themselves simply, imperialists.

    Centrismo
    As bland as its name implies. Moderate/centrist Justosian civilians/voters don't mind the monarchy. They would prefer it to a republic not because they're in love with House de Francisco, but because they're adverse to the 180 change that would bring. They value continuity highly. They tend to be registered Independents who swing between the NRB & SDU. They comprise roughly 10% of the population. They possess a higher % of women.

    Republicanismo
    Once thought beyond taboo to even talk about, this left leaning ideology is slowly but surely rising to plurality, eventually majority dominance in the Social Democratic Union Party & its voters. The concept is not at all illegal in any way. It is however still, be it slightly not so much so anymore, subservient to how utterly ingrained monarchism is in Justosian society. Republicans comprise roughly 30% of the SDU voting population. They tend to believe in a peace through peace & neutrality foreign policy. They are also on a collision course with the imperialists.

    La Rojos (The Reds)
    Yes. There are Socialists & Communists in continental Justosia. Some are registered SDU. Some aren't. They're so few that they don't register for a population %. They're not even organized enough to form an underground yet, but exist they do. Their intentions are relatively obvious. Starting with the total abolition, destruction of the monarchy & the Laizee-Faire Capitalist system that propelled the Emperor his & family to their 100 million Justo wealth. Socialism & Communism remain illegal in the empire. A true red keeps a subterranean profile. Especially after last year's destruction of a red cell & the public executions of half its members. They would never tell you they're such or what they truly believe in. It's rumored they have a covert handshake even. Little else is currently known about them. They dislike other capitalist & monarchist nations. They dream one day of living in a state that resembles Serenierre, Kadakistan, or the Northern Cooperative Unions.
     
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    Justosian Culture
    Cultural Wedge Issues
    Culture in the empire was once deeply socially conservative. Especially in regards to abortion, homosexuality, & the right to bear arms. 71% of Justosians still describe themselves as varying levels of pro life. 85% support legal ownership of firearms. A divergence however is seen with respect to gay rights. 59% of Justosian citizens think gay marriage should remain illegal. Down from 70% 10 years ago. 50% are supportive or indifferent to the current Civil Union law. Only 0.7% percent of the population actual describes themselves as gay. This is not seen as a reliable # though as several thousands remain closeted.

    Controlled Substances
    32% of Justosians drink. Up 5% from 10 years ago. 3% of Justosians say they use Marijuana for medicinal applications since it was legalized for such. Only 1% say they use it for personal/recreational applications due to the high taxes.

    Traits
    Due to their southern nature most Justosians have a slightly darker complexion than their northern counterparts. A more incendiary temperament to boot. There are 0.9% more women in the empire. The most common name is unsurprisingly Carlos. A pay disparity of 2 to 1 favoring men still exists in most professions.
     
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    Yes. This was the point lol.
     
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    Important Locales
    Government Quarter

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    Finance Ministry east quadrant

    As mentioned in countless imperial communiques, the Government Quarter is the beating heart of Justosian government nationale. It houses every ministry including the massive Interior & Defence, & Finance facets. It of course also houses the Milenio Imperio Palace. To foreign tourists it's a fortress. To the Emperor & Defence Minister it'll never be defended well enough. One only passes into this quadrant through expansive security checkpoint(s).

    Milenio Imperio Palace
    The primary residence of the Justosian Imperial Family. Also the working residence of His Excellency the Lord High Chancellor. The Chancellor's office is on whichever side of the Administrative Wing his party hails from. It's been on the right side since 1969. It is massive having just finished expansion & renovations. It doesn't have an actual physical address. This is a revolutionary safeguard against the GPS tracking systems of potentially hostile foreign powers or agents who may have slipped through. There exists established protocol for all authorized to attend & enter. There are 2 other imperial residences undisclosed as well.

    Martyr's Islands

    (Coming as soon as allowed)

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    There were in fact 2 Justosian Civil Wars. Both over its soul. In 1870 the domestic tensions between the Protestant majority & Tiburan Catholic minority came to a head. On one side stood Protestant House Carvalho. On the other openly Catholic House Alessandro. Both had marshaled great wealth, power as 2/5 of the great houses of Justosia. The patriarchs of both houses then despised each other. Over faith, money, marriage. They had raised great private maritime forces for protecting their lands (islands) to the east. A chance encounter between 2 expeditions became a skirmish which became a battle. The destruction was total, literally. Every participant was KIA. It came to a draw. It brought both houses to the brink of ruin. This was when the then king sealed the borders out of heartbreak & to stop further bloodshed via Catholicism (if this doesn't give with the prior isolation date I'll get around to editing that eventually).
     
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    Pillars of Society
    Divine Right
    Taught in elementary schools across the empire & on Nationalist Right Bloc banners under his face is the Divine Right from God Yahweh to the Crown Sovereign. Steward of his temporal realm. Anointed over appointed. This lexicon is an integral part of the emperor's cult of power. For it says in NJEC text that to go against your Divinely Righted Lord is to transgress against THE Lord (paraphrasing). As his authority stems from him. Upon Carlos Francisco II also becoming Holiness Temporal of the NJEC, this was only amplified. It is as ingrained in Justosian society as the mantle is into Earth. It serves as a supreme obstacle for the minority SDU party as even some of them are dissuaded by its lore. It amplifies virtually everything the emperor does.

    Two Party System
    A reviled yet integral part of Justosian politics. A status quo upheld by both parties. Sometimes through less than honorable means. The rationale is quite simple. Neither side can stand to have its vote diluted. If 5 leftist parties sprang up, it's the virtual end of the Social Democratic Union & vice versa. The SDU hierarchy uses word of mouth, social media campaigns, & union intimidation tactics to tamp this down. The Nationalists, well, who do you think they call upon? Even the left has a hand in this maintaining what some would call autocracy.

    The Church
    Justosia, & its Nationale Justos Episcop Church prides itself as being the chief Protestant bulwark against its still loathed Tiburan Catholicism in Europe. Even at the expense of relations with other right leaning nations who are such. God is forever after all. They are not. Truly the bells & whistles are almost identical. The sacraments of course diverge. The NJEC maintains its hold on society with 71% of citizens claiming membership & adherence. Birthdays, weddings, groundbreakings, you name it & there's a reason for the church, & by extension the palace, to christen &/or bless it.
     
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    Checks & Balances of Crown Government
    -Nothing becomes Justosian law without Crown Ascent.

    -His Imperial Majesty is constitutionally required to address the senate twice a year over the state of the nation.

    -To legally challenge the emperor in court a citizen must first bring a legal grievance &/or petition to his or her City Council. Which takes it to that town's Mayor. Which takes it to that district's Governor. Who then petitions, formally, the Avalon Capital Court to hear the case against H.I.M. They then, upon up vote, send it to the senate for vote officiale on censure. Upon up vote it returns to the Capital Court which then appoints a prosecutor as they are the only court worthy enough in the land(s) to judge the emperor. The palace would then appoint their legal defender.

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    The Justosphere
    Like any right leaning nationalist empire, Justosia privately views every square centimeter of Implaria, namely the Implarian Ocean (everything between Justosia & the Vanguardia Dominion), as its immediate sphere of influence. Its proverbial backyard where its say should be first, last, & most. While further securing proximal trade routes IS a reason of recent naval moves, it shares this with simple power projection & territory marking. This sentiment is also of course private. Protection of shipping lanes is perfect cover. As is of course strict adherence to the laws of the high seas internationale.

    Its base rationale is simple. Nothing should happen in the IO without Justosia knowing about it immediately. Security nationale is contingent upon peace, security, stability there. As the only nation with a blue water navy with the semi exception of Natal, Justosia views its naval presence as absolutely integral to that & attempts to infringe on this as virtual violations of sovereignty nationale.
     

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