Application for the Nation of Mirani to join the Alliance of Independent Nations.
Coat of Arms
(I've added in a few islands which are not part of Mirani, just to make the islands make more sense with the surroundings.
There are 8 Divisions in Mirani, in decresing population are the following: Capital Islands, Big Island, Western Islands, Gips Islands, Seastern Islands, Jervis Islands, Jennis Islands and lastly, Capricorn Islands.
The Capital is home to most of the population, it has the oldest settlement in the country, Crestview and the most efficient transportation system in Mirani.
The main port is in Crestview, in the north of the Capital island.
The capitals of each distract and location within the division are as following:
Crestview, Which is on Capital Island, is not just the capital of Mirani, but also the capital of the Capital Islands division.
Seatown, capital of the Big Island Division.
Shoreline, Von Island, capital of the Western Island Division.
Harbourtown, Harvy Island, capital of the Gips Island Division.
Avno, Fair Island, capital of Seastern Islands Division.
Fernston, Burch Island, capital of Jervis Islands Division.
Gune, Gaviour Island, capital of Jennis Islands Division.
Kingstown, Capri Island, capital of Capricorn Islands Division.
Divisions are much like states, territories or provinces, only they are easier to control with a smaller population. The government in Crestview has stated that if the population exceeds 2 million, the divisions will 'transform' into states and territories. the population is expected to reach 2 millions in the 2030s with the help of a seemingly expanding mining boom. The population has already grown by 200,000 since 2000. Surpassing 1million in 2005. The divisions will be kept as they are, turning into states or territories, Crestview would become a single island territory, like the A.C.T in Australia.
The island is surrounded by coral reefs, providing protection from devastating waves from storms that frequently hit the area when El Nino and La Nina passes over. The island has already seen the damages of rising sea levels, although the island is very mountainous, and parts will be safe from rising waters, only a few islands will stay above. Mirani, along with other low-lying pacific nations are trying to organise something to relocate civilians to either Australia or New Zealand. IF this passes, hundreds and thousands of people will be relocated to Canberra and Queenstown, which are high enough to avoid any further rising sea levels. Hopefully no nations will have to come to this, but this will be there incase sea levels keep rising.
Nation Name (Longest Official Form) : Commonwealth of Mirani
Nation Name (Native Form) : Mirani
National Anthem : God Defend Mirani
National Motto : No official Motto
Capital : Crestview
Government : Federal parliamentary constitutional monarchy
Head(s) of State : Prime Minister Airini Irirangi
Offical Language(s) : English
Population : Estimated at 1,134,756 (2012), 1,098,143 (2011)
Area : 9,145 km2 km2
Climate : Semitropical
GDP ($ - Per Capita) : 2011 estimate 13.2 Billion ($13,188)
HDI : .893
Drives on the : Left
Internet TLD : .mi
Telephone Code: +67
Major Natural Resources: Large deposits of oil offshore, large coal deposits found on the Big Island, Gold, Iron, Silver and copper mined only in eastern potion of the Big Island. Other deposits of materials found in the southern and western parts of the Big Island, not mined yet.
Major Import/Export Partners: Australia, NZ & China
Main Industries: Industries, Mining, Manufacturing, High Tech goods and services and Tourism.
Before the first european settlement in 1792, the natives (Mirinioan people) which were descendants of Polynesians, no one knows exactly how they got to such an isolated island, but one theory is that they went through New Caledonia when sea levels were lower. Currently, they make up around 32% of the population. Mirinioan people lived a peaceful life, living mainly in the Harbourtown area, which is still where they live, comprising 70% of the Harbourtown population.
The Nation of Mirani, or the Commonwealth of Mirani was founded in 1905, when a vote was passed by the citizens. It had to chance to join Australia and become a state, but the people did not wish to do so, and became a country under the commonwealth a few years after Australia federated. The nation helped allied troops at the battlefield by sending and manufacturing food and weapons. The island was reluctant to join the war, as there were to few citizens to send out, only those who wished to join were to be sent, which would be sent with the Australians.
The island was hit hard by the great depression, many citizens were out of work. The government acted by building a huge dam in the north of the island and upgrading creeks and rivers in Crestview and surrounding areas so they were less subjected to flooding. This dam hold's all of the islands drinkable water.
During WWII the island was severely bombed by the Japanese, the United States along with Australia helped protect the island from further bombings. This time, Mirani sent out troops as Mirani Soldiers, not putting them in with the Australian troops. They sent to help the Australians in Port Moresby. Approximately 2,500 troops were sent out, only 1,722 returned back.
The island experienced a huge boom after the government allowed the mining of oil off the coast. This combined with the small area of the island, allowed many tall skyscrapers to be built in the capital and surrounding areas, which is highly unusual when you look at other island countries close by.
Today, Mirani enjoys a strong economy, high living standards, long life expectancy and a very modern lifestyle. The citizens like to think of the island as a smaller Singapore. The country has very close relations with Australia and New Zealand, but is trying to stay fairly neutral.
The Nation or Mirani is located in the Pacific Ocean, in-between the islands of New Caledonia and Norfolk Island.
The small island has a tropical climate. Rainfall for most of the year allowing rivers and creeks to flow all year long.
The nation was once a British Oversea Colony, but gained independence towards the end of the the 19th century. It, like many other Oversea Colonies served as a port for the British, being in an ideal spot from Asia, Australia and New Zealand.
The island has very similar vegetation of that of Australia, having Eucalyptus growing in small quantities, in national parks.
The biggest city on the island, which is also the Capital, is Crestview. Which was founded just after James Cook discovered the island, and was first used as a penal colony, in the late 18th century. That later changed in the early 1800's when it became a favourite getaway for many rich Europeans. It one of the oldest cities in the region. The city has had major economic growth over the years, resulting in a huge, jammed pack CBD and housing almost mostly apartment living.
Home to the tallest skyscrapers, parks, beaches, sporting facilities and more, it is by far the biggest city in the Oceania region outside of Australia & New Zealand.
A lighthouse looking over the sea, along a rocky coastline.
And a night view of Crestview's Downtown area
Any comments and criticism are welcome!
If you have ideas as to what I should do or improve this CJ, please leave a comment!
This is a W.I.P, constantly being upgraded along the way. So there may be a difference betweens updates.
-slight edit, thanks to ben for pointing that out!-