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Saleria (pronounced as Sa-ler-ya; Italian: Repubblica di Saleria) is a country in that's located in Europe. It is located near the Republic of Ireland, the United Kingdom and France. The country has a total population of 20.2 million residents. The official languages are Italian and English with French being the regional language. The majority of the population in the country is inhabited by Italian, British, Irish and French people.

History

Colonization (300 AD-410 AD)

The islands of Saleria remained undiscovered for several years until the Roman Empire took over the island in 300AD. Prior to the colonization, the first people on the islands came from Gaul (now known as France) and Great Britain.

British occupation in Saleria (410 AD-1861)

During the decline of the Roman Empire in 410 AD, the Anglo-Saxons took over the islands of Saleria and became a part of Great Britain until 1861. The British occupation lasted for 1,451 years, until the British government signed a treaty that they would handover the country to the Kingdom of Italy.

Italian occuptation in Saleria (1861-1946)

In 1861, the Kingdom of Italy took over control of Saleria from the United Kingdom. The rule lasted from 1861 until 1946. The Italian occupation gave a lot of influences in terms of culture, cuisine, traditions, and values. However, the customs and traditions that were inherited from the British occupation are still retained to this day. The country became a fascist state of Italy and went into dictatorship under the control of Benito Mussolini from 1922 until 1945.

During World War I, Saleria chose to remain neutral in the war. In the Second World War, Saleria chose to side with the Axis until 8 September 1943 when it surrendered to the Allies, six weeks after leaders of the Italian Fascist Party deposed Fascist leader and Italian dictator Benito Mussolini.

Contemporary era (1946-present)

The country gained independence from Italy on 2 June 1946. The islands of Saleria joined the North Atlantic Treaty Organization in 1949, the European Union in 1950 and later the UN in 1955. The country went into an economic boom in the 1950s and the 1960s, thanks to the United States' Marshall Plan. The economic boom even continued throughout the 1970s until the 1990s. The country has very strong ties with France, Italy and the United Kingdom since the 1950s.

As of 24 April 2021, there are over 1,450 confirmed cases, 475 deaths and 1,280 recovered cases of COVID-19 in Saleria.

People/Trends

  • Saleria's currency is Euros (€). Up until 2002, the currency that Saleria used was the Italian lira
  • Saleria's current population is about 20.2 million people.
  • The life expectancy is around 80 to 85 percent in Saleria for both men and women.
  • Saleria has two official languages, Italian and English.
  • French is the regional language of Saleria.
  • The drinking age in Saleria is 17 years old.
  • The marriage age in Saleria is 18 years old.
  • The minimum voting age in Saleria is 18 years old.
  • Same-sex marriage was legalised in Saleria in March 2005.

Climate

The climate of Saleria has an oceanic, but temperate climate. The country's seasons are:

  • Spring (starts from March until June)
  • Summer (starts from June until September)
  • Autumn (starts from September until December)
  • Winter (starts from December until March)

Culture

The culture of Saleria largely features a mix of British and Italian culture. Most of the traditions and values that Salerian people have are inherited from those cultures. Most of the buildings and structures in the country are largely influenced by British and Italian architecture.

Cuisine

Salerian cuisine is known to have British and Italian roots. Foods such as fish and chips, bangers and mash, cotoletta alla milanese, and arancini, are common and they can be found in almost all restaurants in the country.

Popular foods include Braciolone Wellington, which is a version of braciolone that's coated with pâté de foie gras and duxelles, wrapped in puff pastry, then baked and Bistecca alla Fiorentina e pasticcio di rognoni, a version of steak and kidney pie with chopped Florentine steak.

Typically the average full course meal in Saleria consists of three to four courses. However, during festivities, it consists of twelve courses instead, which includes aperitivo, antipasto (appetizer), primo (main course), secondo (second main course), contorno (side dish), insalata (salad), formaggi e frutta (cheese and fruits), dolce (dessert), caffè (coffee), and digestivo.

Holidays

Here are some of the holidays that the country celebrates (some holidays such as Christmas Day and New Year's Eve aren't listed here):

  • 6 January - Epiphany Day
  • 25 April - Liberation Day
  • 3 May - Early May Bank Holiday
  • 31 May - Spring Bank Holiday
  • 2 June - Independence Day (known as the Salerian Republic Day)
  • 2 August - Summer Bank Holiday
  • 15 August - Assumption of Mary
  • 30 August - Summer Bank Holiday
  • 8 December - Feast of the Immaculate Conception
  • 26 December - Boxing Day (also known as St. Stephen's Day)

Media and communications

Internet

Internet connectivity has been widely available in Saleria since its introduction in 1995. Currently, there are four Internet service providers in the country. These includes Vision, BT Saleria, TIM Saleria, and Byt. Both of these providers offer fiber internet connectivity at competitive prices, rather than having a quadropoly, which is a market situation in which four companies exclusively provide a particular product or service. Over 90% to 96% of the population in the country have access to high-speed broadband internet, while the remaining 4% to 10% of the population have access to .

The average download speed in Saleria is 60MBps, while the average upload speed is 35MBps.

There are three mobile carriers that are operating in the country, these are Vision Mobile, TIM Saleria, and Byt. Both of these carriers offer 5G connectivity (with 4G being the fallback option) as of January 2021.

Motion pictures

Main article: Cinema of Saleria

The motion picture industry in Saleria is known for its creativity and ingenuity. There are over 15-20 motion picture studios in the country. Some of these include Digisoft Filmworks, CineSaleria, SouthWest Productions, Studio Creativa, and Locust Creations.

Newspaper

There are five newspapers that are available in Saleria. This includes The Salerian Journal, The Daily Salerian, The Qemshire Times, L'alba, L'aggiornamento. Additionally, newspapers from other countries, such as Daily Mail, The New York Times, Corriere della Sera, and The Philippine Star are available on most newsstands.

Radio

Main article: List of radio stations in Saleria

Television

Main article: Television in Saleria

Technology

Technological standards

  • Since 1926, Saleria uses RHT (right-hand traffic) for its roads and railroads. Prior to 1926, the country used LHT (left-hand traffic) for its roads and railroads, due to the fact that it was introduced during the British occupation and it was used throughout the British and Italian occupations until 1926.
  • Saleria uses the Type C, Type F or Type L plugs and sockets. The voltage standard in Saleria is 230V, 50Hz.
  • Saleria uses the PAL (50Hz) format for television broadcasts, movies and video games.
  • The digital terrestrial television standard in Saleria is DVB-T2. All of the DTT channels in the country are currently broadcast in 16:9 at either 576i for standard definition channels and 720p or 1080i for high-definition channels. Analog broadcasts on terrestrial television were shut down on 08 June 2011.

Mobile devices

Main article: Mobile devices in Saleria

Regions

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Saleria is consisted of six regions on the West Island (Triebasso, Ermouzi, Hopfield, Santalma, Westhampton, Dundale) and two regions on the East Island (Fiurmirsa and Westmere).

West Island

Region Capital Population
Triebasso Pordendisi 2,100,000
Ermouzi Qemshire 5,100,000
Hopfield Hartpool 6,200,000
Santalma Santiatejo 1,000,000
Westhampton Easthaven 2,000,000
Dundale Dundale City 2,500,000

East Island

Region Capital Population
Fiurmirsa Iliouri 550,000
Westmere Yorkfield 750,000

Sports

In Saleria, the most popular and national sport in the country is soccer. The country is home of the two of the most popular soccer teams, which they are the Qemshire F.C. and the Easthaven Admirals.