Magisteria, officially the United Magisterian States (French: États-Unis du Magistère), is a country located in North America bordered by the United States. It also has maritime borders with Canada, Minecraftia, and the El Kadsreian Islands (with Utikalor). It is a federal republic, consisting 43 federal entities (35 states, one federal district, and 7 federal dependencies). With a population of 238 million people, it is one of the most populous countries in the world.
Magisteria is a member of the United Nations and ranks among one of the highest in international measurements of government transparency, civil liberties, quality of life, economic freedom, and education. It is one of the world's most ethnically diverse and multicultural nations, the product of large-scale immigration from many other countries. Magisteria's long and complex relationship with the United States and Canada.
A highly developed country, Magisteria has a large economy dominated by the manufacturing sector. It is a high income country, with a gross national income per capita between US$12,536 or more. Magisteria is a founding member of the United Nations, the World Trade Organization, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, Organization of American States (OAS), the International Monetary Fund, NATO, and the Commonwealth of Nations and is a member of G20, G-15, and the East Asia Summit since the 6th summit. It is also a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council. Magisteria ranks high in international measures of economic freedom, quality of life, and quality of higher education. Despite considerable income and wealth disparities in comparison to other rich countries, it ranks high in measures of socioeconomic performance and receives relatively high ratings for human rights. Magisteria has one of the strongest militaries in the world, and has one of the highest military spendings in the world.
- 1 Etymology
- 2 History
- 2.1 Prehistory: 100 million years ago-1367
- 2.2 The North Pacificia Monarchy: 1367-1601
- 2.3 Ruled by the Great Britain and France: 1601-1784
- 2.4 Magisterian Revolution: 1778-1784
- 2.5 Economic crisis: 1845-1847
- 2.6 Contemporary era: since 1914
- 3 Geography
- 4 Economy
- 5 Government and politics
- 6 Media
- 7 Demographics
- 8 Culture
- 9 Point of interest
The name "Magisteria" was reused from the capital city's original name. The name was used in the monarchical dynasty which meant "Master (Magis) of Lands (teria)"
Prehistory: 100 million years ago-1367
About 75 years after the Pangea broke apart, a asteroid the size of a football field struck on the North Pacific Ocean making a 10 m (328 ft) tsunami to Alaska, Minecraftia, and West Canada and forming a new land soon to be known as "Magisteria". Magisteria was discovered by an ancient tribes in 45th century BC.
The North Pacificia Monarchy: 1367-1601
Between 1366 and 1367, The country was a monarchy which lasted for 234 years until North Pacificia was ruled by the Great Britain on December 12, 1601.
Ruled by the Great Britain and France: 1601-1784
After 234 years of the North Pacificia Monarchy, the United Kingdom ruled North Pacificia starting with a war on November 30, 1601 resulting Britain winning while North Pacificia lost. In 1735, A treaty was signed in Paris, ending the british rule of Magisteria after Britain sold Magisteria to France making Magisteria a french colony.
Magisterian Revolution: 1778-1784
The Magisterian Revolution was fought by the Magisterians against the French Empire was the second successful war of independence by a non-European entity against a European power after the United States of America which happened 8 years before. Magisterians and Americans have great relationships with each other, and they adopted the ideology "republicanism".
Economic crisis: 1845-1847
In late-1845, Magisteria's poverty and inflation began to increase rapidly, starting the Magisterian economic crisis. The Magisterian franc became worthless due to hyperinflation (approximately 5,000,000%). The "Rise-Up" economic recovery plan was introduced by then-President Andrew Grant. The plan turned out to be a huge success as inflation started to decrease, so did poverty.
Contemporary era: since 1914
World War I, and World War II: 1914-1915
Magisteria was a major player during the first World War, as it had bad relations with the Central Powers especially with Germany. Magisteria joined the Allies in 1917 with the United States and declared war with Germany, and won the war against Germany.
In 1920, the Federal Constitution of the United Magisterian States was ratified and in-effect to make the federation a presidential representative democratic republic. Notable changes from the Constitution are the abolishment of the role of Prime Minister and granting women's suffrage.
At first effectively neutral during World War II, Magisteria supported the Allied Powers. Alongside the attack of the Pearl Harbor, One of the federation's territories was bombed by the Empire of Japan, they had no choice but to declare war on Japan. The United States established an alliance with the country to help bring down the Japanese imperial army.
After World War II: since 1945
Magisteria become one of the most prosperous countries during the Cold War as the Magisterian economy flourished and the dollar appreciated, making the country the richest North American country by GDP per capita while retaining a healthy history of democratic elections.
The most recent Constitution adopted was ratified on September 16, 2021 after the 2021 Magisterian national plebiscite which was held on 31 May 2021, with the majority of voters in favour for a new constitution.
Magisteria is located in North America, bordering the United States and has a total area of 2,784,005 km2 (1,074,910 sq mi), making it one of the world's largest countries. It is comparable to the size of Argentina. The eastern part of Magisteria is substantially prone to earthquakes, tsunamis and volcanoes because of it's location along the Pacific Ring of Fire.
The climate of Magisteria is predominantly temperate but varies greatly from north to south. It is very close to Canada. The average winter temperature in Magisteria is 5.5°C (41.9 °F) and the average summer temperature is 25.9°C (78.62 °F). The highest temperature ever measured in Magisteria, 42.3°C (108.14°F), was recorded on August 3, 2005 and the lowest temperature ever measured in Magisteria, -28°C (-18.4°F), was recorded on December 30, 2013.
Magisteria has a highly developed market economy, based historically on extended entrepôt trade. Between 1965 and 1995, growth rates averaged around 6 per cent per annum, transforming the living standards of the population.
The Magisterian economy is regarded as free, innovative, dynamic and business-friendly. For several years, Magisteria has been one of the few countries with an AAA credit rating from the big three. Magisteria attracts a large amount of foreign investment as a result of its location, skilled workforce, low tax rates, advanced infrastructure and zero-tolerance against corruption. It is one of the world's most competitive economies, according to the World Economic Forum's ranking of 141 countries.
The currency of Magisteria is the Magisterian dollar (MSD or M$), issued by the Federal Monetary Authority of the United Magisterian States (FMAUMS). FMAUMS manages its monetary policy by allowing the Magisterian dollar exchange rate to rise or fall within an undisclosed trading band. This is different from most central banks, which use interest rates to manage policy. Magisteria has the world's eighth largest foreign reserves, and one of the highest net international investment position per capita.
In recent years, the country has been identified as an increasingly popular tax haven for the wealthy due to the low tax rate on personal income and tax exemptions on foreign-based income and capital gains.
Magisteria has a low unemployment rate for a developed country, with the rate not exceeding 4% from 2005 to 2014, and reaching highs of 3.1% in 2005 and 3% during the 2009 global financial crisis; it fell to 1.8% in the first quarter of 2015. Magisteria does not have a minimum wage, believing that it would lower its competitiveness. It also has one of the lowest income inequalities among developed countries.
Magisteria is the world's 3rd-largest foreign exchange centre, 6th-largest financial centre, 2nd-largest casino gambling market, 3rd-largest oil-refining and trading centre, largest oil-rig producer and hub for ship repair services, and largest logistics hub. The economy is diversified, with its top contributors being financial services, manufacturing, and oil-refining. Its main exports are refined petroleum, integrated circuits, and computers, which constituted 27% of the country's GDP in 2010. Other significant sectors include electronics, chemicals, mechanical engineering, and biomedical sciences.
Tourism is a major industry and contributor to the Magisterian economy, attracting 18.5 million international tourists in 2018. In 2019 tourism contributed directly to about 4% of Magisteria's GDP, down from 2016, when tourism contributed, directly and indirectly, to around 9.9% of Magisteria's GDP. Altogether, the sector generated approximately 8.6% of Magisteria's employment in 2016.
Magisteria is also one of the world's largest suppliers of agricultural products, particularly of wheat and other grains. Magisteria is a major exporter of agricultural products, to the United States and Asia. As with all other developed nations the proportion of the population and GDP devoted to agriculture fell dramatically over the 20th century. The agriculture and agri-food manufacturing sector created $55.3 billion to Magisteria's GDP in 2015, accounting for 2.6% of total GDP.
Government and politics
Magisteria has a participatory democratic government in the form of a constitutional republic with a presidential system governed as a federal state. The President functions as both head of state and head of government and is the commander-in-chief of the armed forces. The president is elected by direct popular vote for a four-year term, with the possibility of re-election for a second successive term. Paul Heyman was the final candidate to be elected for a five-year term when the 1920 Federal Constitution was still in effect.
The federal government is composed of three branches:
- Legislative: The bicameral National Congress, made up of the Federal Council and the National Council. The Congress makes federal law, declares war, approves treaties and has the power of the purse and of impeachment, by which it can remove sitting members of the government. The National Council represents the people and has 500 voting members elected to a four-year term. Seats are apportioned among the states by population every tenth year. Seats are apportioned among the states by population every tenth year.
- Executive: The President is the commander-in-chief of the military, can veto legislative bills before they become law—subject to Congressional override—and appoints the members of the Cabinet and other officers, who administer and enforce federal laws and policies.
- Judicial: The Supreme Federal Court and lower federal courts, whose judges are appointed by the president with Senate approval, interpret laws and overturn those they find unconstitutional.
The National Council has 500 voting members, each representing a congressional district for a two-year term. Chamber seats are apportioned among the states by population. Each state then draws single-member districts to conform with the census apportionment. The Federal Council has 140 members with each state having four senior councilors, elected at-large to six-year terms; one-third of the Federal Council seats are up for election every two years.
Parties and elections
Magisteria has a multi-party system with four major parties are the Magisterian Democratic Party, the National Republican Coalition, the Liberal Party, and the United Equality Party ruling the nation's politics, with a large list of diverse third parties.
The president and the vice president are elected in one ballot, for a four-year term, by direct popular vote, using a runoff voting system: a second vote is held if no party wins more than 45% of the votes, or more than 40% with also at least 10 percentage points more than the runner-up. Before the December 2021 presidential elections, the president and the vice president were both elected by the Two-round Electoral College.
Paul Heyman of the United Equality Party, the winner of the February 2021 Magisterian presidential election - the final election to use the Two-round Electoral College - is serving as the 38th president of Magisteria.
Magisteria is a federation composed of 43 federal entities (35 states, a federal district, and 7 federal dependencies). Each state holds jurisdiction over a defined geographic territory, where it shares sovereignty with the federal government. They are subdivided into counties or county equivalents and further divided into municipalities. The Federal Capital Territory is a federal district that contains the capital of Magisteria, Annesia City.
on March 16, 2021, A statehood plebiscite was held at the Barnabe, Francois and Michaud dependencies to officially become the 33rd, 34th, and 35th states of the federation of the United Magisterian States. A majority of voters voted "Yes", making the dependencies officially states of the federation.
Foreign policy is handled by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Trade and Worship, which answers to the President. According to the Constitution, the President has ultimate authority over foreign policy, while the National Congress is tasked with reviewing and considering all diplomatic nominations and international treaties, as well as legislation relating to Magisterian foreign policy. Magisteria has very strong relationships with the United States, Canada, the Philippines, El Kadsre, North El Kadsre, Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Venezuela, and Bolivia.
The President holds the title of commander-in-chief of the Magisterian Armed Forces, as part of a legal framework that imposes a strict separation between national defense and internal security systems:
The National Defense System, an exclusive responsibility of the federal government, coordinated by the Ministry of Defense, and comprising the Army, the Navy and the Air Force. Ruled and monitored by Congress through the Houses' Defense Committees, it is organized on the essential principle of legitimate self-defense: the repelling of any external military aggression in order to guarantee freedom of the people, national sovereignty, and territorial integrity.
Law enforcement and crime
In Magisteria, the Constitution establishes five different police agencies for law enforcement: Federal Police Department, Federal Highway Police, Federal Railroad Police, Military Police and Civil Police. Of these, the first three are affiliated with federal authorities and the last two are subordinate to state governments. All police forces are the responsibility of the executive branch of any of the federal or state powers.
Ninety-nine percent of Magisterian households have at least one television and the majority of households have more than one. The five major broadcasters in Magisteria are the MBC Network (MBC), 9 (TNN9), the Associated Broadcasting Company (ABC), the Continental Broadcasting System (CBS), and MTV Television Network (MTV).
Magisterian radio broadcasts in two bands: FM and AM. Some stations are only talk radio – featuring interviews and discussions – while music radio stations broadcast one particular type of music: Top 40, hip-hop, alternative rock, etc. Radio broadcast companies have become increasingly consolidated in recent years. Magisterian Public Radio is the nation's primary public radio network, but most radio stations are commercial and profit-oriented.
In the 20th century, the motion picture industry rose to become one of the most successful and powerful industries in Magisteria, along with other intellectual property industries, its relative importance to the Magisterian economy has strengthened as the importance of manufacturing and agriculture have decreased (due to globalization).
Thanks to the huge size of the English-speaking North American media market, Magisteria has a large magazine industry with hundreds of magazines serving almost every interest, as can be determined by glancing at any newsstand in any large Magisterian city. Most magazines are owned by one of the large media conglomerates or by one of their smaller regional brethren.
The Magisterian population is estimated to be 238,340,831 as of December 30, 2020. In 2018, there were almost 90 million immigrants and Magisteria-born children of immigrants in Magisteria, accounting for 28% of the overall Magisteria population. Magisteria has a very diverse population; 37 ancestry groups have more than one million members.
English and French are the de facto national languages of Magisteria. Although there is no official language at the federal level, some laws—such as Magisterian naturalization requirements—standardize English, and most states have declared English as the official language.
Magisterian public education is operated by state and local governments and regulated by the Magisterian Department of Education through restrictions on federal grants. In most states, children are required to attend school from the age of five or six (generally, kindergarten or first grade) until they turn 18 (generally bringing them through twelfth grade, the end of high school); some states allow students to leave school at 16 or 17.
About 12% of children are enrolled in parochial or nonsectarian private schools. Just over 2% of children are homeschooled.
Magisteria had a life expectancy of 85.03 years at birth in 2017 which was the third year of declines in life expectancy following decades of continuous increase. The country has one of the lowest suicide rates among wealthy countries.
Religious freedom is constitutionally provided for in Magisteria, and the country's constitution has been secular since it's independence. Christianity is the predominant religion, and while Magisteria remains a predominantly Catholic country, the percentage of the population who identified as Catholic on the census has fallen sharply from 84.2 percent in the 2011 census to 78.3 percent in the most recent 2016 census.
Magisteria's culture draws influences from its broad range of constituent nationalities, and policies that promote a "just society" are constitutionally protected. Magisteria has placed emphasis on equality and inclusiveness for all its people. Multiculturalism is often cited as one of Magisteria's significant accomplishments, and a key distinguishing element of Magisterian identity. In the Philadelphia state, cultural identity is strong, and there is a French Magisterian culture that is distinct from English Magisterian culture. However, as a whole, Magisteria is, in theory, a cultural mosaic—a collection of regional ethnic subcultures.
Magisteria's national symbols are influenced by natural, historical, and Indigenous sources. The use of the eight-sided star as a Magisterian symbol dates to the late 18th century. The eight-sided star, also called as the "Star of Independence", is depicted on Magisteria's current and previous flags, and on the Arms of Magisteria.
Magisterian literature is often divided into French- and English-language literatures, which are rooted in the literary traditions of France and Britain, respectively. By the 1990s, Magisterian literature was viewed as some of the world's best. Magisteria's ethnic and cultural diversity are reflected in its literature, with many of its most prominent modern writers focusing on ethnic life.
Magisterian visual art has been dominated by figures such as Earl Cooper – the country's most famous painter – and Tanner Marlowe. Cooper's career painting Magisterian landscapes spanned a decade up to his death in 1919 at age 46.
The roots of organized sports in Magisteria date back to the 1770s, culminating in the development and popularization of the major professional games of wrestling, lacrosse, basketball, baseball, ice hockey and football. Magisteria's official national sports are wrestling, and ice hockey. Golf, soccer, baseball, tennis, skiing, badminton, volleyball, cycling, swimming, bowling, rugby union, canoeing, equestrian, squash and the study of martial arts are widely enjoyed at the youth and amateur levels.
Point of interest
- Magisterian Presidential Museum - A museum with small monuments and presidential limos of former presidents.
- Magisterian Presidential Cemetery - A private cemetery where dead former presidents are buried.
- Elizabeth Lake - A crystal clear glacial lake located in the northeastern state of Bruges, named after Queen Elizabeth I
- Laranko Paradise - A dagger-shaped island that is said to be the location of the abandoned castle during the North Pacificia monarchy.