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Harvian Islands

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Name Harvian Islands
Full name Kingdom of the Harvian Islands
Capital Stamadri (administrative)
Port Philip (finanicial)
Estate Village (politicial)

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Official language(s) English
Demography
Population 210,170
Demonym Harvian(s)
Government
King King Joaquin I
Prime Minister George Adams
More information
National anthem Long Live Harvian Islands!
Currency Corona (HIC)
Time zone UTC-10/DST-9[2]
Internet TLD .ha
ISO 3166-1 HAR
Telephone code +694
Places of the Harvian Islands

The Harvian Islands (East-Bavanda language: Ana Heanatui, West-Bavanda language:Ene Janti) are a small archipelago and country in the Pacific Ocean. The capital is Stamadri[1]. The country has an estimated 210,170 inhabitants. The official language is English (Harvian dialect version).

The archipelago consists of eleven islands, divided over four districts. The largest island is Leeward Island. The other islands are Lower Island, Lion Island, All Saints Island, Midland Island, Princeton Island, Southern Island, Georgetown Island, Washington Island, Peaceful Island and Bridge Island.

The Harvian Islands have a high economical level, and the inhabitants are a mix of indigenous people and descendants of colonists. The country has many museums, natural parks and little towns. It's situated a little southwest of Hawaii. The archipelago is governed by a Prime Minister and his secretaries, who are member of the Estates, and are called Estates Member. It has been described as a 'quasi-dictatorship' because of the authoritarian system of rule of current Prime Minister Franco Flinstone.

The most popular sport in the Harvian Islands is football (soccer).

Geography Edit

The Harvian Islands consist of two archipelagos, gradually formed by volcanic eruptions, since the islands lie on a geological fault. Most of the islands have highest points that exceed the 1500 meters. There are many forests, but the archipelago is not tropic, due to cold sea currents. The climate can be described as Cf, or sea climate. There is no dry season.

Places Edit

There are eight inhabited places in the Harvian Islands. They are all referred to as towns, despite the fact that many of them are rather small.

History Edit

Arrow right Main article: History of the Harvian Islands

Precolonial history Edit

Already thousands of years ago, Polynesian settlers made the Harvian Islands their homeland. Archeological evidence proved that there were probably two rivaling "kingdoms" roughly between 800 and 1100. From 1300 onwards, almost no artifacts have been found. Scientists suspect that the unnamed culture of the early medieval times ceased to exist because of climate changes or fluctuating amounts of fish.

Colonial history Edit

Englishman Thomas Harves discovered the isles in 1804. He claimed it for the United Kingdom, which didn't set a foot on the island again for another 30 years. In 1834, Jack Shinger, the second European to arrive on the Harvian Islands, officially founded the colony of the Hemisphere Islands, in name of the united Kingdom. In 1859 another colonial power, the United States, claimed the territory. After a territorial dispute which involved a short battle between two warships of either side, the united States signed a treaty with the United Kingdom in 1865, after which it became an US colony. It was renamed the Harvian Islands in 1869, after Thomas Harves but then became independent soon after.

Independence Edit

The United Harvian Islands has had full independence from the United States of America since 1869. It was made independent after a declaration that was proposed by the official colony government of the region named the Declaration of Independence of the Harvian Islands

PoliticsEdit

Under Construction

Administrative division Edit

Harvian political divisions

Federal state: The United Harvian Islands

Subnational division: 5 districts
Local subdivision: 2 cities
Local subdivision: 4 towns
Sublocal subdivision: ... neighborhoods

The archipelago is divided in four districts. The largest district is Leeward and Princeton. The other three districts are Maritima, Northern and Reefs. Each district is led by a governor. Each district consists of one or more islands and has an high level of self-governance and autonomy.

Demography Edit

There live about 110.000 people in the Harvian Islands. Many of them are either Christian or atheist but there are also small groups of Muslims and Hindus, mostly Asians who migrated in the early 20th century to the Pacific. Then there is the native religion called Hamapan Ukulanuko, which worships all God's who live in a paradise located somewhere on the globe. This religion is not very common nowadays, and is decreasing in size steadily, making way for atheist and Christian streams. The largest religious group is atheism, followed by Christianity.

Most Harvians are either Bavanda Samoan (descendants of Tuvaluans), Samoan or Tongan. There are small groups of Europeans and North Americans as well.

Transport Edit

The archipelago is easily accessible by plane or boat. There are not many roads, since most of the traffic goes by ship or railway. The Harvian Islands have an extensive but not very effectively maintained road system consisting of so-called Carriageways. The most important carriageways are Carriageway 1 and Carriageway 2. Not each island possesses a carriageway.

There are three railways, operated and maintained by the United Harvian Railways Corporation (UHRC or UHR for short). These railways are well-preserved and built in the mid-1930s by the US government. However, they fail to attract many commuters and will cease to exist, were the Harvian government to stop subsidies. The Harvian Railroads Company is a daughter company of the United Harvian Railways Corporation and maintains the Leeward Island Railway. The other two railways, the Reefs District Railway and the Oak Forest Railway are maintained by the United Harvian Railways Corporation itself.

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 As described in Article 1 of the Constitution, Stamadri, the administrative and legislative capital, is the seat of the government. Former capital Port Philip is officially "financial capital" of the United Harvian Islands.
  2. DST stands for daylight saving time or summer time.
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Geography of the Harvian Islands
Districts: Leeward and Princeton - Maritima - Northern - Reefs
Towns: East-Leeburg - Little Harbor - Port Philip - Stamadri - Thousand Apples - Trinity - West Rock - Westville - List
Neighborhoods: Port Philip: Dales - Downtown - Harves Hill - Jules Creek - Leeward Town - Montville - Old River - Orange Gardens - Park Square - Philip's Docks - Plains - Port George - PPIA - Rail Village - Waterside - Trinity: Astria - Old Town - West Rock: Franklin - New Winchester - Tony Beach - Howard's Farms
Islands: All Saints Island - Bridge Island - Georgetown Island - Lower Island - Lion Island - Midland Island - Peaceful Island - Princeton Island - Southern Island - Washington Island
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Politics of the Harvian Islands
EMs: George Adams (Prime Minister) - Philip Bradly-Lashawn - Norman Arellano Muñoz - Franco Flinstone - Vlad Negresco - Marcus Villanova - Harry Walton - Oos Wes Ilava - 2010 Estates
Districts and Governors: Leeward and Princeton (Harry Walton) - Maritima (Hui Van) - Northern (Franco Flinstone) - Reefs (Marcus Villanova)
Secretariats: Secretariat of General Affairs - Secretariat of Culture and Education - Secretariat of Infrastructure - Secretariat of Finance - Secretariat of Foreign Affairs - Secretariat of Industry, Agriculture and Trade - Secretariat of Justice - Secretariat of Tourism and Leisure
Parties: Harvian Christian Union - Socialist Party of Harvia - Samoan Power - Working Families Party - Green Leaves - Vert Party - Harvian Conservative Party
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Infrastructure of the Harvian Islands
Airports: Port Philip International Airport - Reefs District Airport - Northern District Airport - HarviAir
Road Traffic: Carriageway 1 - Carriageway 2 - Carriageway 3 - Carriageway 4 - Carriageway 5 - Carriageway 6 - Carriageway 7 - Carriageway 8 - Carriageway 9 - Carriageway 10 - Carriageway 11 - Carriageway 12 - Harvian Islands Road System
Rail traffic: Leeward Island Railway - Harvian Railroads Company
Water traffic: Unified Harvian Ferries - List of UHF routes

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