Raingate

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Principality of Raingate
Flag of Raingate
Flag
National Symbol of Raingate
National Symbol
Motto: "Let It Rain"
Anthem: "Raining Diamonds"
Location of Raingate in Outernatia
Location of Raingate in Outernatia
CapitalSolitude
Official languages
Ethnic groups
  • 95.5% White
  • 3.8% Asian
  • 0.7% others
DemonymRaingatian
GovernmentUnitary parliamentary constitutional principality
• Prince
Louis Tomlinson
• Prime Minister
Karren Brady
LegislatureOrder
Formation
• Grand State of Solitude
1750
• Princeland Realm
1801
• Principality of Raingate
13 March 1851
Area
• Total
261,625 km2 (101,014 sq mi)
Population
• 2015 estimate
10,562,333
• Density
40.13/km2 (103.9/sq mi)
HDIIncrease 0.925
very high
CurrencyRaingate Pound (£) (RFP)
Time zoneRST (UTC+9)
Date formatdd/mm/yyyy
Drives on theleft
Calling code+55
Internet TLD.rg

Raingate (Afrikaans: Reënhek) is a sovereign state. It has a population of around 10.5 million people making it Outernatia's 12th-most populous nation, and has an area spanning 261,625 km² (101,014 sq mi).

Raingate is governed under a form of constitutional monarchy, with the current monarch Prince Louis Tomlinson as head of state. Although Prince Louis is a constitutional monarch, he wields substantial political power and influence. The country is officially bilingual at provincial level with the official languages being English and Afrikaans.

Raingate consists of 9 provinces; Princeland, Sunshine Coast, Auridon, Winterhold, Cambria, The Vale, Alik'r Desert, High Rock and The Rift. Its capital city Solitude, located in Princeland, is one of the most urbanised cities in western Outernatia and is an important global city and financial centre with an urban population of 1.5 million. Raingate also has three overseas territories; Queensland, Raingate Ocean Territory and Dawnguard & Duskfall.

Politics[edit]

Prince Louis Tomlinson of Raingate

The basic political system in Raingate is a constitutional monarchy and parliamentary system with Prince Louis Tomlinson as the head of state. The monarch has "the right to be consulted, the right to encourage, and the right to warn". The Constitution of Raingate is "unwritten" and consists mostly of a collection of written sources, including statutes and judge-made case law, together with constitutional conventions and customs. As there is no technical difference between ordinary statutes and "constitutional law", the Raingatian Order can perform "constitutional reform" simply by passing Acts of Order, and thus has the political power to change or abolish almost any written or unwritten element of the constitution. However, no Order can pass laws that future Orders cannot change.

Government[edit]

Raingate has a unicameral government know as The Order and it meets in the Royal Chambers of Solitude, Princeland. All bills passed are given Royal Assent before becoming law. The position of prime minister, Raingate's head of government, belongs to the person most likely to command the confidence of The Order; this individual is typically the leader of the political party or coalition of parties that holds the largest number of seats in The Order. The prime minister chooses 8 members within their party and appoints each of them as a leader of one of the 9 provinces of Raingate. By convention, the prime minister is always the leader of Princeland Province. The prime minister and the appointed leaders in The Order are formally appointed by the monarch to form the government of Raingate. Conventionally, the Prince respects the prime minister's decisions of government and has never overruled laws passed by the Order.

Karren Brady, prime minister of Raingate.

The current Prime Minister is Karren Brady, who has been in office since Raingate's general election on the 15 April 2010. Brady is the leader of the Raingate Conservative Party. For general elections, each of the 9 provinces in Raingate are split into several constituencies each representing a seat in The Order. The total number of constituencies and therefore seats in the Order is 155. The people in each constituency elect a single Order Member (OM) by simple plurality. The party with an overall voting majority (more seats than all the other parties combined) following an election forms the government. If no party has an outright majority, parties can seek to form coalitions with other parties until an overall majority is achieved. General elections are called by the monarch when the prime minister so advises. The Parliament Act 2010 requires that a new election must be called no later than 5 years after the previous elections.

The Royal Chambers of Solitude, location of the Parliament of Raingate.

The Raingate Conservative Party is Raingate's main political party and represents the Raingatian values of socialism and civil liberalism. The other main parties include the Centre-Left Covenant, the Afrikaans Alliance, the Green Party, the Winterhold National Party and the National Front.

Political System[edit]

Legislative power is vested in the Order of the Raingate which consists of 101 members. Majority approval from members of the Order is needed to pass legislation.

The members of the The Order are elected every 5 years. The 101-seat Order is elected directly through the proportional representation system whereby each constituency elects a set number of members to represent them in the Order. The number of constituencies, and therefore order members, per province is determined by the population density within that province. For example, the most populous province of Princeland is split into 25 constituencies (or seats) in The Order, while the least populous province of The Rift 3 representatives in The Order in comparison.

Following the most recent general election in June 2015, the current prime minister is Karren Brady of the Raingate Conservative Party. The majority of The Order is made up of members from this party.

The Order of Raingate
Raingate parliament map.svg
Party Name Seats
Raingate Conservative 54
Centre-Left Covenant 26
Afrikaans Alliance 10
Green 5
Winterhold National 3
National Front 3
Total seats 101

Demographics[edit]

Provinces[edit]

Map of Raingate Political.png
Flag Province Capital Population Area
Princeland flag.png Princeland Solitude 3,005,581 44,598 km2
Sunshine Coast Flag.png Sunshine Coast Azure Bay 1,956,923 36,538 km2
Florem flag.png Auridon Florem 1,252,499 26,668 km2
Winterhold flag.png Winterhold Winterhold 1,242,411 47,087 km2
Cambria flag.png Cambria Breton 912,476 29,846 km2
Blackreach flag.png Alik'r Desert Sentinel 799,413 21,393 km2
The Vale flag.png The Vale Valenwood 751,145 33,175 km2
High Rock flag.png High Rock Daggerfall 376,497 7,077 km2
The Rift flag.png The Rift Riften 214,326 15,243 km2

Overseas Territories[edit]

Flag Territory Capital Population
Queensland.png Queensland Port Louis 51,062
Raingate Ocean Territoru flag.png Raingate Ocean Territory Port Elizabeth 35,093
Dawnguard & Duskfall.png Dawnguard & Duskfall Dawn Harbour 5,225


Music of Raingate[edit]

M FEST[edit]

Internatia Song Contest[edit]

Outernatia Song Contest[edit]

Internatia Second Chance Contest[edit]

Junior Internatia Song Contest[edit]

ISC -1[edit]

Internatia Classical Music Contest[edit]

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