Aussieland, Ozzy for short
Form of Government: Social Democracy
Leader: Crikey Joe, Kangaroo Jack
Aussieland was initially settled by the Netherlands because of the immense potential of mining gold, diamond, silver, and other precious metals on the Eastern Coast. Thieves, scoundrels and criminals were shipped from the Netherlands (and other European countries) as a form of punishment, to work in the mines until exhaustion and death. Because of this the ratio of indentured servitude through slave labor and criminal work punishment to free men were 50:1. Freedom fighting eventually took place and after a grueling 7 year war they won their Independence, "New Holland" now became "Aussieland" sometimes called "Ozzy" for short. Slavery was outlawed and there was a booming period as Aussieland was finally able to use their lands resources to accrue their own wealth. The Western Coast isn't as blessed with with precious minerals as the East, but with whaling and the incredible amount of sea life they still have their economic advantages.
Culturally Ozzy is a melting pot. Between freed slaves, native tribes now integrating with their technology advanced brothers, and the Europeans (both sent here as punishment and those that moved here on their own free will) there are a wide range of cultural traditions. Ozzy now has a strong patriotic spirit for the land they now can call their own, together.
Ozzy is a Social Democracy. English is the national language, though many speak French or Flemish. Ozzy citizens have a deep belief that all their citizens are legally entitled to social rights, and women have the same rights as men. There are no term limits for elected officials. Crikey Joe and Kangaroo Jack have led Aussieland for the last 25 years. Crikey Joe and Kangaroo Jack have greatly increased the educational focus in Ozzy, investing vast amounts into creating both trade schools and prestigious secondary schools.
Ozzy has a very strong Navy and a strong (but not nearly as impressive) standing army.
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