I can happily announce Leeonia has become a member of the Aliance of Indepment Nations here is my approved application;
Application for The Republic of Leeonia to join the Alliance of Independent Nations
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Map of major towns and cities
Nation Name (Longest Official Form): The Republic of Leeonia
Nation Name (Native Form): Leeonia
National Anthem: TBA
National Motto: In the midst of destruction there's light
Capital: Weymouth City, District of Shackleton Shores
Government: Parliamentary system, Constitutional republic, Unitary republic
President: Alex Dalla Pria
Prime Minister: John Mc Nerney
Offical Languages: English, French and Spanish
Area: 45,762 km2 (approx.)
GDP Per Capita: $37,000
HDI: High, 0.905
Drives on the: Left
Major Natural Resources: wood, Limestone and coal
Major Import/Export Partners: France, Ireland, Britain, Poland, Iceland, USA, Ghana and South Africa
Main Industries: Beef, Dairy, fishing, barley (beer), pharmaceuticals research and manufacturing, forestry, animal feed manufacturing, Cement manufacturing and financial services
Leeonia began as a Norman Settlment in the tenth century, there is no evidence of previous settlement. In Norman times Leeonia was called The Isle of Bluett, after King Bluett of Ireland. The Normans in Leeonia Founded Weymouth Town (Now Weymouth City), an inland town situated on Lake Nicaud used as an inland port to trade wood and agricultural goods with the rest of Ireland. When the Normans invaded Iceland and Greenland Leeonia was used as a stop-over point for the Normans to trade with, thus Port Merlin was founded south of Lake Nicaud on the coast of Leeonia.
In 1498 Britain had taken control over Port Merlin and Founded Merlin City to trade with the newly founded America's until 1539 when Britain decided to take full control and invaded the rest of the island. After the British invasion of 1539 things changed in Leeonia. First it got its current name, Leeonia after the explorer Lee Scaup and the Weymouth Town's port was destroyed as the English thought it was unnecessary for such a small island to have two ports. During this time Leeonia saw very little development, until the late 1800's when much of the railroad was built, to transport inland resources to Port Merlin and then to England.
In 1907 the citizens of Leeonia were getting agitated by foreign rule over their own land. Protests began in early months of 1908 due to the under developed health and education systems in Leeonia. Protests carried on for 1 more year until the British started arresting and putting to trial the protesters, this led to the planning of the 1910 revolution. The people of Leeonia created the Leeonian Secret Service (L.S.S.) to destroy British Government Buildings in Leeonia. In the early months of 1910 the L.S.S. destroyed 4 buildings in total killing 15 people and injuring 24 across 6 months. The British Government acted quickly in finding the leaders of the L.S.S. and sentencing them to death. After 20 revolutionists were executed the Leeonian people demanded freedom. The remainders of the L.S.S. acted quickly in putting together a small army of 7,500 men spread across Leeonia. Although this was no match for the British, they fought on. The L.S.S. was hit hard, 2 months of fighting and 760 people dead. Most of the army withdrawled from the countryside and focused on the towns and cities especially Port Merlin where the British occupied the most. After 4 dreaded months of guerrilla warfare the L.S.S. and The British Government had signed a truce, to end the war and allow Leeonia its freedom under commonwealth rule. Leeonia stripped this in 1937
USA helped Leeonia get back on its feet and development began on new roads, industry, health and education. During and after WWI there was very little develpment as its main connections were involved in the war effort.
In WWII Rationing of food, clothes and petrol was introduced during and after the war. Some of the more important food stuffs that were rationed during and after the war in Leeonia were tea, sugar, butter and flour. Bread was rationed in 1941. Rationing of petrol began almost immediately after the start of the World War 2 in October 1939. In Leeonia unlike Ireland eggs and meat were rationed. In fact Ireland continued to export live cattle and other meat products to Leeonia during World War 2. It was hard for the people in the cities to get chicken, eggs and pork if they did not have a garden or an allotment. Most people had relatives in the country who posted up these necessities. The Leeonian Government also provided land in Lake Hill Animal Reserve for allotments. Leeonia also relied on the import of Turf from Ireland as coal was scarce. Even though World War Two ended in 1945 it was another five years before rationing came to an end in Leeonia in 1950. Irish merchant shipping saw to it that vital imports continued to arrive and exports, mainly food supplies to Leeonia, were delivered.Although Leeonia is neutral its navy helped seek out and alert Allied forces of Axis naval vessels in and around its coastline during the war.
After the war the newly acclaimed Weymouth City grew rapidly with war refugees from Asia, the Americas' and Europe searching for cheap land and devouring the countryside and nearby towns. Weymouth City suffered from poverty in some areas during the early stages of development. The Four Towns District (Parson Town, James Town, Smiths Town and Stock Town) volunteered its land for the development of housing estates for the poor. Recently due to the rising land values these housing estates have turned into medium wealth high rises which have put massive strain on the old infrustructure. Stock Town today has the highest pop/km2 at 121,000 in a 1km x 1km area.
But with these struggles Leeonia has pushed on through making it the successful country it is today.
Modern Suburban Developments
KPMG world leading Pharmaceutical Company, located in North Redgio
KPMG's Research and Development Faccility, located in a Industrial Estate just outside Swift Valley
Leeonia's extensive transport system