The land known today as Mesopelegia was colonized for thousands of years prior to the foundation of the nation of Mesopelegia. Most of the continent's population was centered on the coastlines. Rising sea levels caused these cities to be inundated and destroyed. The population moved inland, and due to their wealth, were able to rebuild fairly quickly. The floods also created an inland sea, which provided new coastal areas for new cities to be built. The largest city is Monarchstown, which had a population of 19,844,745 at the 2577 census.
Today, Mesopelegia is the third richest nation in the world, behind the United Netherlands and Mediterranea. It is also one of the most-developed nations in the world, and has the third largest military, behind Transatlantica and Kazakh Eli.
Mesopelegia is a confederate diarchy with a parliamentary democracy, although its constitution is not codified.
Executive BranchEditKing Jeremiah Ngata is the King of New Zealand and the head of state. The King is a third of the Executive Branch, the others being the President and The Ministry. The President is elected by the people, namely all sane citizens above 16. The Ministry is comprimised of the heads of all the departments. The High Court elects the heads while the Chamber commands them. The majority rule can veto a bill. They can also make "executive orders" so people follow the law. The King and the President choose judges at nationwide level to their designated territories. They are reffered to as the Executives. The President is commander-in-chief of the armed forces of Mesopelegia.
The Mesopelegian Congress is divided into two "councils". These are the Chamber and the House.
The House of the People is not an actual "council" or law-making body, but simply the direct majority vote of the people. They vote "pro or con" towards a law.
The Chamber is the other council. They approve treaties or official appointments made by the Executives.They are made up of a Governor for each territory. They serve five-year terms. The Director of the Chamber is the governor of the most populated territory. He is the tie-braker.
The two form laws as "bills" which is directly voted upon. If the executives veto the bill it can becomes a law anyway, if voted by more than 3/4 ofthe House, i.e. the people. They don't control the states, but they can influence them.
The Administrative Branch is the part of government that interprets what the law means. The Administrative Branch is made up of the High Court and many lower courts. If the High Court decides that a law is not allowed by the Constitution, the law is said to be "struck down" and is no longer a valid law. The High Court is made up of ten judges, called Bureaucrats, who are nominated by the President and confirmed by the House. One of these Bureaucrats , called the Grand Bureaucrat, heads the court. A High Court bureaucrat serves until he or she resigns. When that happens, the Chamber nominates someone new to replace the justice who left. If the House agrees with that choice, the person becomes a justice. If the House does not agree with the Chamber's choice, then the Executives must nominate someone else. It has been firmly established that the High Court is the ultimate interpreter of the Constitution and has the power to strike down any law that conflicts with it.
The people of Mesopelegia can collect signatures if they do not like a new law or a law change. This is called a referendum. If enough people sign a referendum, the people vote. The people can also collect signatures to change the constitution. This is called an initiative. The constitution is the basic law of a country.
TerritoriesEditIncluded in these is the Commonwealth of Aotearoa, located in what once was New Zealand. Some of them are similiar in boundaries to Australia's states and territories.
Federal Capital TerritoryEdit
|Territory Name||Capital||Population (approx.)||Largest City|
|Elizabeth||Port Emerald||Port Emerald|
|East Mesopelegia||Raleighsville||Queen's Cove|
|North Mesopelegia||Cahill Town||Cahill Town|
|Swan River||New Perth||New Perth|
|Aotearoa||New Tauranga||New Tauranga|
Mesopelegia has no additional Territories but it use to have a small claim on an Antarctic Island before Adelia fell to a rebellion.
- Mesopelegia means the land between the seas.
- All territories have a play on words.
- Australia also has an Federal Capital Territory.
- The Elizabeth Territory is where the Victoria Territory was, they both being named for ancient British Monarchs.
- New Cymru is where New South Wales was, Cymru an ancient name for Wales.
- North Mesopelegia is in North Australia.
- East Mesopelegia is in Queensland.
- Aurealia means "southern" and is located on South Australia.
- New Holland was an old name for a colony on Australia.
- Swan River was the name of another old Australian colony.
- Central Mesopelegia is named for Central Australia, an old Australian colony.
- New Rakiura comes from Rakiura, an old name for New Zealand's south island, hinting immigration.
- Dervon is an old name for Tasmania which Dervon is located on.