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Kingdom of the United Isles
Ui flag Ui coa
National Flag Coat of Arms
National Anthem
"March of the Union"
Capital Altstadt
Official languagess English
Recognized regional languages German
Demonym Islandic
Government Federal Constitutional Monarchy and Parliamentary Democracy
Monarch Frederick XIV
Chancellor Jack Holman
- Lower House Federal Assembly
- Upper House Federal Council
Formation
- Unification

May 1, 1752
Major Religions Christianity
National Animal Stag
Total Area 121,336 sq. km.
Total Population
- Ethnic groups
11,547,237
German, English
Currency Shilling
Internet TLD .ui
Time Zone GMT

The Kingdom of the United Isles, commonly known as the United Isles (UI), is a Nordic island country in the North Atlantic Ocean. Covering an area of 121’336 square kilometres, and home to a population of 11’547’237, it includes the islands of Greater Altmeer and Little Altmeer, as well as numerous smaller islands. Since 1926, the United Isles has operated as a federal constitutional monarchy with ten constituent states and a parliamentary system of governance. The capital, Altstadt, is the seat of much of the country’s federal institutions, including parliament, while Ralin is the largest city.

Unlike Iceland to the north, the United Isles is no longer volcanically or geologically active. The country is warmed by the Gulf Stream and has a temperate climate, despite a high latitude. Nevertheless, this high latitude, and marine influence, still keeps summer temperatures mildly lower than those of Western Europe. Much of the north and west of the country is mountainous with many lakes, rivers and waterfalls; the King’s Seat is the only remaining glacier in the country. The southern coastline is dominated by cliffs and beaches that date back to the Jurassic period.

Prior to 1752, the archipelago which now makes up the United Isles was inhabited by many smaller states. The largest of the these, the Kingdom of Altmeer, successfully united the islands through conquest and marriage under the reign of Albert II. The next century and a half witnessed a period of industrialisation that led to the expansion of many small towns and villages, including Port Merrow and Esterdell. Unlike many European countries during the 19th and 20th century, the United Isles did not actively pursue a colonial empire and remained neutral in both the First and Second World Wars.

The United Isles has a market economy with relatively low taxes compared to other OECD countries. It maintains a Nordic social welfare system that provides universal health care and tertiary education. The United Isles tanks high in economic, political and social stability, and equality. In 2015 it was as the 15th most-developed country in the world by the United Nations Human Development Index. Given its maritime location and wide access to natural resources, the United Isles runs largely on renewable energy.

Although the United Isles was a founding member of the European Union in 1993, it not part of the free movement Schengen Area or the Eurozone. The country is also a member of the United Nations, NATO, the G20 and the OECD. National military expenditure is currently the 14th highest in the world. Known for its rich cultural history, the United Isles has been the home of influential artists, philosophers, musicians, sportspeople, entrepreneurs, scientists and inventors throughout its history.


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