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'''The Christian Paradise of Isabelle Plantations''', commonly known as '''Isabelle Plantations''' or '''The Plantations''', is a Theocratic-Federal Republic located in Sjurdland. Comprising the entirety of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, the vast majority of Massachusetts and Rhode Island, a majority of New York State, and parts of Pennsylvania, and Connecticut. It's empire, the third largest in Sjurdland, also includes three Autonomous Plantations; Novos Azores, Ros Muc, and Osawatomie, which are all self-governing regions but not independent nations.  Aside from the "Big Three" nations of Haakonsson, Korgistan, and New America, Isabelle Plantations is among the largest nations in Sjurdland with around 10,000,000 residents and 18,350,000 if including its Autonomous Plantations. The capital city is Plimoth (Plymouth) and its largest city is Boston. Athol was previously the capital from 2033 until 2043 and is chartered today as the "Cultural Capital" known for its vibrant post-war cultural scene.  
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'''The Christian Paradise of Isabelle Plantations''', commonly known as '''Isabelle Plantations''' or '''The Plantations''', is a Christian Republic located in Sjurdland. Comprising the entirety of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, the vast majority of Massachusetts and Rhode Island, a majority of New York State, and parts of Pennsylvania, and Connecticut. Its empire, the third-largest in Sjurdland, also includes three Autonomous Plantations; Novos Azores, Ros Muc, and Osawatomie, which are all self-governing regions but not independent nations.  Aside from the "Big Three" nations of Haakonsson, Korgistan, and New America, Isabelle Plantations is among the largest nations in Sjurdland with around 10,000,000 residents and 18,350,000 if including its Autonomous Plantations. The capital city is Plimoth (Plymouth) and its largest city is Boston. Athol was previously the capital from 2033 until 2043 and is chartered today as the "Cultural Capital" known for its vibrant post-war cultural scene.  
  
 
Emerging from ''The Great War'' as one of the most powerful nations, the Plantations were established by the Olde Colony Militia which defended Greater New England both during the Fall of the United States and the current reconstruction period. Militia General Donald Hayes was widely viewed and celebrated as a war hero and cultural icon. When HGE Sjurd Haakonsson signed the Incorporation Articles of Isabelle Plantations he declared Donald Hayes the first President.
 
Emerging from ''The Great War'' as one of the most powerful nations, the Plantations were established by the Olde Colony Militia which defended Greater New England both during the Fall of the United States and the current reconstruction period. Militia General Donald Hayes was widely viewed and celebrated as a war hero and cultural icon. When HGE Sjurd Haakonsson signed the Incorporation Articles of Isabelle Plantations he declared Donald Hayes the first President.
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In late 2040, President Hayes signed a new law allowing for democratic elections at both the local and national level, a dramatic shift from the previous autocracy. The Plantations are a contributing and superpower within Sjurdland and has one of the highest arms manufacturing sectors in the world. The World Assembly ranks the nation as one of the most religiously devout, conservative, and healthy in the world though it also ranks among the most dangerous largely due to a high homicide rate and the black market.
 
In late 2040, President Hayes signed a new law allowing for democratic elections at both the local and national level, a dramatic shift from the previous autocracy. The Plantations are a contributing and superpower within Sjurdland and has one of the highest arms manufacturing sectors in the world. The World Assembly ranks the nation as one of the most religiously devout, conservative, and healthy in the world though it also ranks among the most dangerous largely due to a high homicide rate and the black market.
  
==Demographics==
 
===Population and Communities===
 
  
[[File:Boston.jpg|thumb|left|400px|Christian Identity Church and Back Bay skyline in Boston]]
 
  
Current population estimates are around 10,000,000 citizens. Most of the population is located along the coast of the Atlantic Ocean and many small cities lay scattered in valleys surrounded by the Appalachian mountains. Though small urban areas exist in the countryside. There are 54 incorporated cities, 440 townships, and 43 communities and land grants.
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==History==
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==Georgaphy==
  
Oneonta, Athol, Brockton, Limestone, and Plimoth are among the fastest-growing cities.  
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Isabelle Plantations is located in the northeast section of Continental America. Its eastern area is dominated by the Atlantic coastline and rocky beaches, with its north-central region being dominated by the White and Green Mountains, the Berkshire Mountains, and the Taconic Mountains, with the Finger Lakes and The Great Lakes in the west, and the Blue Ridge Mountains in its southern area. Its northernmost area, the Aroostook Plantation, is sparsely populated and the most remote area of the nation.  
  
[[File:Atholmill.jpg|thumb|left|400px|Mill complex in Athol, the nation's former capital]]
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It borders the République populaire du of [[Quebec Ouest]] to the north, the Armed Republic of Appalachia and the settlement of [[Whites Holler]] and the Holy Empire of [[Haakonsson]] to its south, and its territories, the Autonomous Plantation of Ros Muc and the Autonomous Plantation of Novos Azores in its southeasternmost areas.
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===Plantations===
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[[File:PlantationDivisions.png|275px|thumb|left|Map showing the 10 Plantations of Isabelle Plantations]]
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The nation consists of Ten Plantations which are similar to states. Plantations consist of counties that contain cities, towns, land grants, villages, and unincorporated census areas.
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The east is dominated by the influential Plantations of Plimoth and Boston which make up the core of the multi-nation Boston-Plimoth-New Bedford-Providence Metropolitan area, home to the largest concentration of industry outside of [[Quebec Ouest]]. The Rochester-Buffalo-Niagara Falls Metropolitan Area in Finger Lakes Plantation is home to the nation's second-largest population.
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Most consider the plantations of Plimoth, Boston, and Providence plus York County in New England to be the [[Eastern Plantations]] (aka East Isabelle). Berkshire, New England, and Saint Lawrence are the [[Central Plantations]]. Blue Ridge and Finger Lakes make up the [[Western Plantations]]. The [[Northern Plantations]] are composed of Acadia and Aroostook.
  
The following represent the 10 most populous cities in the nation:
 
  
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
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! Plantation
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! Capital City
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! Capital Population
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! Largest City
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|-
 
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! Town/City Name !! Population
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| Plimoth Plantation
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| Plimoth (Federal Capital)
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| 61,675
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| Brockton
 
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| Boston || 503,987
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| Boston Plantation
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| Boston
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| 525,343
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| Boston
 
|-
 
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| Manchester || 165,452
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| Berkshire Plantation
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| Athol
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| 23,439
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|Worcester
 
|-
 
|-
| Providence || 142,321
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| Providence Plantation
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| Providence
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| 80,540
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|Providence
 
|-
 
|-
| Caribou-Presque Isle || 81,653
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| New England Plantation
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| Montpelier
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| 6,175
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|Biddeford
 
|-
 
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| Plimoth || 75,923
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| Aroostook Plantation
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| Madawaska
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| 5,045
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| Presque Isle
 
|-
 
|-
| Quincy || 74,883
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| Saint Lawrence Plantation
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| Ogdensburg
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| 8,012
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|Burlington
 
|-
 
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| Cambridge || 63,221
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| Acadia Plantation
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| Augusta
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| 45,436
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| Portland
 
|-
 
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| Concord || 59,323
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| Finger Lakes Plantation
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| Buffalo
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| 311,432
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| Buffalo
 
|-
 
|-
| Lewiston || 59,235
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| Blue Ridge Plantation
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| Williamsport
| Brockton || 58,331
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| 30,002
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|Binghampton
 
|}
 
|}
  
Boston is the nation's largest city with 503,000 residents. Boston was settled in 1620 and was a part of the United States of America until the nation's demise during the Great War. Boston was captured by [[Sjurd Haakonsson]] and served as the temporary capital of the New England Confederation before being chartered as part of Isabelle Plantations. Prior to the War, Boston was home to 700,000 residents and hit a low of 70,000-82,000 following the end of the War. The Greater Boston Area is home to over 2,600,000 residents and is by far the largest urban area in the nation. The city is renowned for its history, architecture, and is home to the nation's largest port.
 
  
The population is on the rise with many high paying jobs in the manufacturing sector, particularly with the aluminum deposits found in the northern part of the nation in Aroostook County.
 
  
===Religion===
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===Autonomous Regions===
  
[[File:SaintVenant.png|thumb|right|400px|Church in the isolated community of [[Saint-Venant-de-Paquette]].]]
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During the aftermath of ''The Great War'', the [[Olde Colony Militia]] was able to gain control of much of what is today Isabelle Plantations and secured a large territory in the Midwest which became the Autonomous Plantation of [[Osawatomie]]. Ros Muc and Novos Azores also would become Autonomous Plantations, giving the Irish and the Portuguese, respectively, their own mostly-independent nations, though remain under the "Final Rule of the Authority of The Christian Paradise of Isabelle Plantations"
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Residents of Autonomous Plantations are not voter eligible in Isabelle Plantations. In order to pass from their autonomous regions via land, sea, or air, they are required to gain a Plantation Visa or Tourist Passport.
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==Government and Politics==
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Isabelle Plantations is a Federal Republic, composed of the Ten Plantations with its rights enshrined on the Hemp Scroll of Laws and in the Holy Bible. Following a period of devolution, individual counties within each Plantation have gained much more independent power which also lowered the power of federal representatives.
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President Donald Hayes, the first and current President of the Christian Paradise of Isabelle Plantations, is serving his third term as president, last winning in 2041 with 87% of the popular vote and winning nine of the ten Plantations. Hayes, a member of the Evangelical far-right [[Catahoula Party]], has helped the nation prosper in the rebuilding following The Great War and the ongoing Quebecois Wars with [[Quebec Ouest]].
  
Dual Seed Christian Identity was the national religion from 2033 until 2040 after President Hayes pulled out of the Sjurdland Religious Pact citing a majority of residents and government in favor of withdrawal. Today, residents belong to various denominations including; Church of the Nazarene (20%), Christian Identity (13%), Church of Appalachia (12%) and Catholic (10%). Christianity is the sole religion allowed to be practiced in the nation, non-Christian religions are banned and practice is punishable by death.
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The second-largest party is the [[Liberal Plantation Party]] which has about 221,000 active members. The Federalist Party is the third-largest party with about 200,000 active members and its head is Boston Mayor Mike Walsh.  
  
==Political Policy==
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===Policy and Laws===
  
 
Isabelle Plantations was founded as a National Socialist nation, but recently the nation has shifted towards a republic form of government while maintaining a strong sense of Nationalism.  
 
Isabelle Plantations was founded as a National Socialist nation, but recently the nation has shifted towards a republic form of government while maintaining a strong sense of Nationalism.  
  
The sale of alcohol is illegal and public intoxication carries severe pentalies. However, laws only apply to the sale, distribution, and public intoxication they do not apply to in-home use and distilling. There is a considerable black market for moonshine and home brewed beer, making up a 65% share in the black market. There is a growing movement for the existing laws to be overturned to allow the sale of alcholic beverages.  
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The sale of alcohol is illegal and public intoxication carries severe penalties. However, laws only apply to the sale, distribution, and public intoxication they do not apply to in-home use and distilling. There is a considerable black market for moonshine and home-brewed beer, making up a 65% share in the black market. There is a growing movement for the existing laws to be overturned to allow the sale of alcoholic beverages.  
  
 
The death penalty is widely used for a variety of crimes including homicide, abortion, treason, practicing non-Christian faith, sexual assault, drug use, and theft. The mode of execution is public hanging or firing squad, chosen by the offender. It is estimated about 10% of deaths per year are by the death penalty. Insurance is not used in the nation, and healthcare is pay-for-service oriented though no citizen is denied treatment. There are 3 public federal Plantation Asylums for Citizens of Unsound Mind and Capacity, including the large Bangor Asylum, a historic mental hospital from the 19th century.  
 
The death penalty is widely used for a variety of crimes including homicide, abortion, treason, practicing non-Christian faith, sexual assault, drug use, and theft. The mode of execution is public hanging or firing squad, chosen by the offender. It is estimated about 10% of deaths per year are by the death penalty. Insurance is not used in the nation, and healthcare is pay-for-service oriented though no citizen is denied treatment. There are 3 public federal Plantation Asylums for Citizens of Unsound Mind and Capacity, including the large Bangor Asylum, a historic mental hospital from the 19th century.  
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During 2039, President Hayes annexed Bristol Plantation, the City of Pawtucket, and Dukes Plantation (Martha's Vineyard, Gosnold, and the Elizabeth Islands) to create a new colony, the Allies States of Novos Azores to give the large number of Portuguese heritage residents their own sovereignty to better take care of their own and to let them prosper independently. This creation led to the addition of the Azores Archipelago and the Madeira Islands to become part of Novos Azores becoming the first European territories in Sjurdland. Novos Azores is legally an autonomous region of Isabelle Plantations.
 
During 2039, President Hayes annexed Bristol Plantation, the City of Pawtucket, and Dukes Plantation (Martha's Vineyard, Gosnold, and the Elizabeth Islands) to create a new colony, the Allies States of Novos Azores to give the large number of Portuguese heritage residents their own sovereignty to better take care of their own and to let them prosper independently. This creation led to the addition of the Azores Archipelago and the Madeira Islands to become part of Novos Azores becoming the first European territories in Sjurdland. Novos Azores is legally an autonomous region of Isabelle Plantations.
  
==Culture==
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===Military and Foreign Relations===
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==Economy==
  
Much of the culture in Isabelle Plantations is based upon Americanism and traditional New England culture. The largest cities lay along the Atlantic Ocean with many inland communities and mountain towns maintaining a "small-town charm" persona.
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Isabelle Plantations has a very strong economy which is heavily driven by tourism and manufacturing. Numerous historical sites, as well as its diverse regions, draw large numbers of tourists to areas such as Boston, Cape Cod, Acadia Federal Park, Buffalo, and the Blue Ridge Mountains Federal Park. The federal government maintains seven Grand Federal Resorts, which are managed by the Federal Lands System and the oldest and most prominent among the group is the Mount Washington GFR. The manufacturing sector is anchored in port cities such as Boston, Portland, Providence, and Buffalo. The Joint Manufacturing Facility exists in part of Isabelle Plantations and part of Novos Azores and is at the site of the most heavily driven International Border Crossing in Sjurdland.
  
The national animal is the Catahoula Leopard Dog, which came into prominence during The Great War for their ability to be utilized in war, hunting, security, and as companions.
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The mining industry is currently expanding with coal, granite, and a small but significant asbestos mining industry. A producer of Nuclear Technology and Weapons of Mass Destruction, the nation does export to nations such as [[Nation/Haakonsson|Haakonsson]] and [[Iraeseerhok]].
  
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Citizens enjoy an average income tax rate of 12% which only exists federally and no Plantation currently imposes a local income tax. The average yearly income is $64,132
  
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==Education, Science and Technology==
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==Demographics==
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===Population and Communities===
  
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[[File:Boston.jpg|thumb|left|400px|Christian Identity Church and Back Bay skyline in Boston]]
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Current population estimates are around 10,000,000 citizens. Most of the population is located along the coast of the Atlantic Ocean and many small cities lay scattered in valleys surrounded by the Appalachian mountains. Though small urban areas exist in the countryside. There are 54 incorporated cities, 440 townships, and 43 communities and land grants.
  
==History==
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Quincy, Lewiston, Niagara Falls, and Presque Isle are among the fastest-growing cities.
==Georgaphy==
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Isabelle Plantations is located in the northeast section of Continental America. Its eastern area is dominated by the Atlantic coastline and rocky beaches, with its north-central region being dominated by the White and Green Mountains, the Berkshire Mountains, and the Taconic Mountains, with the Finger Lakes and The Great Lakes in the west, and the Blue Ridge Mountains in its southern area. Its northernmost area, the Aroostook Plantation, is sparsely populated and the most remote area of the nation.
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[[File:Atholmill.jpg|thumb|left|400px|Mill complex in Athol, the nation's former capital]]
  
It borders the République populaire du of [[Quebec Ouest]] to the north, the Armed Republic of Appalachia and the settlement of [[Whites Holler]] and the Holy Empire of [[Haakonsson]] to its south, and its territories, the Autonomous Plantation of Ros Muc and the Autonomous Plantation of Novos Azores in its southeasternmost areas.  
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The following represent the 10 most populous cities in the nation:
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|-
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! Town/City Name !! Population
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| Boston || 525,002
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|-
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| Buffalo || 311,432
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|-
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| Rochester || 142,321
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|-
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| Worcester || 96,875
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|-
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| Quincy || 80,543
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|-
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| Providence || 80,540
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|-
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| Manchester || 79,998
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|-
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| Binghampton || 64,005
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|-
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| Brockton || 63,864
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|-
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| Plimoth || 62,082
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|}
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Boston is the nation's largest city with 525,000 residents. Boston was settled in 1620 and was a part of the United States of America until the nation's demise during the Great War. Boston was captured by [[Sjurd Haakonsson]] and served as the temporary capital of the New England Confederation before being chartered as part of Isabelle Plantations. Prior to the War, Boston was home to 700,000 residents and hit a low of 70,000-82,000 following the end of the War. The Greater Boston Area is home to over 2,600,000 residents and is by far the largest urban area in the nation. The city is renowned for its history, architecture, and is home to the nation's largest port.
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The population is on the rise with many high paying jobs in the manufacturing sector, particularly with the aluminum deposits found in the northern part of the nation in Aroostook County.
  
===Plantations===
 
===Autonomous Regions===
 
==Government and Politics==
 
===Military and Foreign Relations===
 
==Economy==
 
==Education, Science and Technology==
 
==Demographics==
 
===Population===
 
 
===Religion===
 
===Religion===
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[[File:SaintVenant.png|thumb|right|400px|Church in the isolated community of [[Saint-Venant-de-Paquette]].]]
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Dual Seed Christian Identity was the national religion from 2033 until 2040 after President Hayes pulled out of the ''Sjurdland Religious Pact'' citing a majority of residents and government in favor of withdrawal. Today, residents belong to various denominations including; Church of the Nazarene (20%), Christian Identity (13%), Church of Appalachia (12%) and Catholic (10%). Christianity is the sole religion allowed to be practiced in the nation, non-Christian religions are banned and practice is punishable by death.
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===Race and Ethnicity===
 
===Race and Ethnicity===
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Isabelle Plantations is a European-ethnostate; all residents are of European heritage.
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Various cities and towns across the nation are enclaves of various European cultures. Some sprouted up following The Great War whereas others date back to the American Era. It retains strong Irish, Quebecois, English, Italian, Portuguese, German, and Greek communities.
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==Culture==
 
==Culture==
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Much of the culture in Isabelle Plantations is based upon Americanism and traditional New England culture. The largest cities lay along the Atlantic Ocean with many inland communities and mountain towns maintaining a "small-town charm" persona.
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The national animal is the Catahoula Leopard Dog, which came into prominence during The Great War for their ability to be utilized in war, hunting, security, and as companions.

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Christian Paradise of Isabelle Plantations
MottoFear not, the Catahoula.
Isabelle Plantations (red) and its Autonomous Plantations (blue)
Close-up of Isabelle Plantation (red) and Autonomous Plantations of Ros Muc and Novo Azores (blue)
Region Sjurdland
CapitalPlimoth
Largest Largest City Boston
Official languages English
Recognised regional languages French
Demonym Plantationite
Government Federal Republic
 -  President Donald Hayes
 -  Vice President Willie Cook
Legislature Congress
 -  Upper house Senate
 -  Lower house House of Representatives
Establishment
 -  Ogranization September 30, 2032 
 -  Declaration of Independence August 15, 2033 
 -  North Woods Treaty April 30, 2035 
Population
 -  2043 estimate 6,912,949
Gini (2043)38.8
medium
HDI (2040)0.92
very high
Currency Dollar (IPD)
Date format dd-mm-yyyy
Drives on the right
Calling code +826
Internet TLD .ip


The Christian Paradise of Isabelle Plantations, commonly known as Isabelle Plantations or The Plantations, is a Christian Republic located in Sjurdland. Comprising the entirety of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, the vast majority of Massachusetts and Rhode Island, a majority of New York State, and parts of Pennsylvania, and Connecticut. Its empire, the third-largest in Sjurdland, also includes three Autonomous Plantations; Novos Azores, Ros Muc, and Osawatomie, which are all self-governing regions but not independent nations. Aside from the "Big Three" nations of Haakonsson, Korgistan, and New America, Isabelle Plantations is among the largest nations in Sjurdland with around 10,000,000 residents and 18,350,000 if including its Autonomous Plantations. The capital city is Plimoth (Plymouth) and its largest city is Boston. Athol was previously the capital from 2033 until 2043 and is chartered today as the "Cultural Capital" known for its vibrant post-war cultural scene.

Emerging from The Great War as one of the most powerful nations, the Plantations were established by the Olde Colony Militia which defended Greater New England both during the Fall of the United States and the current reconstruction period. Militia General Donald Hayes was widely viewed and celebrated as a war hero and cultural icon. When HGE Sjurd Haakonsson signed the Incorporation Articles of Isabelle Plantations he declared Donald Hayes the first President.

In late 2040, President Hayes signed a new law allowing for democratic elections at both the local and national level, a dramatic shift from the previous autocracy. The Plantations are a contributing and superpower within Sjurdland and has one of the highest arms manufacturing sectors in the world. The World Assembly ranks the nation as one of the most religiously devout, conservative, and healthy in the world though it also ranks among the most dangerous largely due to a high homicide rate and the black market.


History

Georgaphy

Isabelle Plantations is located in the northeast section of Continental America. Its eastern area is dominated by the Atlantic coastline and rocky beaches, with its north-central region being dominated by the White and Green Mountains, the Berkshire Mountains, and the Taconic Mountains, with the Finger Lakes and The Great Lakes in the west, and the Blue Ridge Mountains in its southern area. Its northernmost area, the Aroostook Plantation, is sparsely populated and the most remote area of the nation.

It borders the République populaire du of Quebec Ouest to the north, the Armed Republic of Appalachia and the settlement of Whites Holler and the Holy Empire of Haakonsson to its south, and its territories, the Autonomous Plantation of Ros Muc and the Autonomous Plantation of Novos Azores in its southeasternmost areas.

Plantations

Map showing the 10 Plantations of Isabelle Plantations

The nation consists of Ten Plantations which are similar to states. Plantations consist of counties that contain cities, towns, land grants, villages, and unincorporated census areas.

The east is dominated by the influential Plantations of Plimoth and Boston which make up the core of the multi-nation Boston-Plimoth-New Bedford-Providence Metropolitan area, home to the largest concentration of industry outside of Quebec Ouest. The Rochester-Buffalo-Niagara Falls Metropolitan Area in Finger Lakes Plantation is home to the nation's second-largest population.

Most consider the plantations of Plimoth, Boston, and Providence plus York County in New England to be the Eastern Plantations (aka East Isabelle). Berkshire, New England, and Saint Lawrence are the Central Plantations. Blue Ridge and Finger Lakes make up the Western Plantations. The Northern Plantations are composed of Acadia and Aroostook.


Plantation Capital City Capital Population Largest City
Plimoth Plantation Plimoth (Federal Capital) 61,675 Brockton
Boston Plantation Boston 525,343 Boston
Berkshire Plantation Athol 23,439 Worcester
Providence Plantation Providence 80,540 Providence
New England Plantation Montpelier 6,175 Biddeford
Aroostook Plantation Madawaska 5,045 Presque Isle
Saint Lawrence Plantation Ogdensburg 8,012 Burlington
Acadia Plantation Augusta 45,436 Portland
Finger Lakes Plantation Buffalo 311,432 Buffalo
Blue Ridge Plantation Williamsport 30,002 Binghampton


Autonomous Regions

During the aftermath of The Great War, the Olde Colony Militia was able to gain control of much of what is today Isabelle Plantations and secured a large territory in the Midwest which became the Autonomous Plantation of Osawatomie. Ros Muc and Novos Azores also would become Autonomous Plantations, giving the Irish and the Portuguese, respectively, their own mostly-independent nations, though remain under the "Final Rule of the Authority of The Christian Paradise of Isabelle Plantations"

Residents of Autonomous Plantations are not voter eligible in Isabelle Plantations. In order to pass from their autonomous regions via land, sea, or air, they are required to gain a Plantation Visa or Tourist Passport.

Government and Politics

Isabelle Plantations is a Federal Republic, composed of the Ten Plantations with its rights enshrined on the Hemp Scroll of Laws and in the Holy Bible. Following a period of devolution, individual counties within each Plantation have gained much more independent power which also lowered the power of federal representatives.

President Donald Hayes, the first and current President of the Christian Paradise of Isabelle Plantations, is serving his third term as president, last winning in 2041 with 87% of the popular vote and winning nine of the ten Plantations. Hayes, a member of the Evangelical far-right Catahoula Party, has helped the nation prosper in the rebuilding following The Great War and the ongoing Quebecois Wars with Quebec Ouest.

The second-largest party is the Liberal Plantation Party which has about 221,000 active members. The Federalist Party is the third-largest party with about 200,000 active members and its head is Boston Mayor Mike Walsh.

Policy and Laws

Isabelle Plantations was founded as a National Socialist nation, but recently the nation has shifted towards a republic form of government while maintaining a strong sense of Nationalism.

The sale of alcohol is illegal and public intoxication carries severe penalties. However, laws only apply to the sale, distribution, and public intoxication they do not apply to in-home use and distilling. There is a considerable black market for moonshine and home-brewed beer, making up a 65% share in the black market. There is a growing movement for the existing laws to be overturned to allow the sale of alcoholic beverages.

The death penalty is widely used for a variety of crimes including homicide, abortion, treason, practicing non-Christian faith, sexual assault, drug use, and theft. The mode of execution is public hanging or firing squad, chosen by the offender. It is estimated about 10% of deaths per year are by the death penalty. Insurance is not used in the nation, and healthcare is pay-for-service oriented though no citizen is denied treatment. There are 3 public federal Plantation Asylums for Citizens of Unsound Mind and Capacity, including the large Bangor Asylum, a historic mental hospital from the 19th century.

Abortion is outlawed except in cases of incest, rape, or when a mother's life is in danger. A caregiver that provides illegal abortion is mandated to be publicly executed and their building burned to the ground while the woman who receives this abortion is tried for homicide and normally sent to a work camp until they reach menopause. Contraceptives are also outlawed, though possession or use of condoms is not condemned and is not punishable by law. Homosexuality is banned and considered treason and a True Sin.

A referendum was called by President Hayes on May 4, 2038, that allowed all registered voters to vote on privatizing the national education system. 62% voted Yay whereas 38% voted Nay. The legislation was approved and signed into law on July 5, 2038.

On November 4, 2038, President Hayes signed the "Public Voting & Elections Law" which will implement democratic elections at the local level in the next 14 months and national elections over the next 36 months. This act substantially reduced the size of the federal government and essentially moves each "Plantation" into the power of a state.

During 2039, President Hayes annexed Bristol Plantation, the City of Pawtucket, and Dukes Plantation (Martha's Vineyard, Gosnold, and the Elizabeth Islands) to create a new colony, the Allies States of Novos Azores to give the large number of Portuguese heritage residents their own sovereignty to better take care of their own and to let them prosper independently. This creation led to the addition of the Azores Archipelago and the Madeira Islands to become part of Novos Azores becoming the first European territories in Sjurdland. Novos Azores is legally an autonomous region of Isabelle Plantations.

Military and Foreign Relations

Economy

Isabelle Plantations has a very strong economy which is heavily driven by tourism and manufacturing. Numerous historical sites, as well as its diverse regions, draw large numbers of tourists to areas such as Boston, Cape Cod, Acadia Federal Park, Buffalo, and the Blue Ridge Mountains Federal Park. The federal government maintains seven Grand Federal Resorts, which are managed by the Federal Lands System and the oldest and most prominent among the group is the Mount Washington GFR. The manufacturing sector is anchored in port cities such as Boston, Portland, Providence, and Buffalo. The Joint Manufacturing Facility exists in part of Isabelle Plantations and part of Novos Azores and is at the site of the most heavily driven International Border Crossing in Sjurdland.

The mining industry is currently expanding with coal, granite, and a small but significant asbestos mining industry. A producer of Nuclear Technology and Weapons of Mass Destruction, the nation does export to nations such as Haakonsson and Iraeseerhok.

Citizens enjoy an average income tax rate of 12% which only exists federally and no Plantation currently imposes a local income tax. The average yearly income is $64,132

Education, Science and Technology

Demographics

Population and Communities

Christian Identity Church and Back Bay skyline in Boston

Current population estimates are around 10,000,000 citizens. Most of the population is located along the coast of the Atlantic Ocean and many small cities lay scattered in valleys surrounded by the Appalachian mountains. Though small urban areas exist in the countryside. There are 54 incorporated cities, 440 townships, and 43 communities and land grants.

Quincy, Lewiston, Niagara Falls, and Presque Isle are among the fastest-growing cities.

Mill complex in Athol, the nation's former capital

The following represent the 10 most populous cities in the nation:

Town/City Name Population
Boston 525,002
Buffalo 311,432
Rochester 142,321
Worcester 96,875
Quincy 80,543
Providence 80,540
Manchester 79,998
Binghampton 64,005
Brockton 63,864
Plimoth 62,082

Boston is the nation's largest city with 525,000 residents. Boston was settled in 1620 and was a part of the United States of America until the nation's demise during the Great War. Boston was captured by Sjurd Haakonsson and served as the temporary capital of the New England Confederation before being chartered as part of Isabelle Plantations. Prior to the War, Boston was home to 700,000 residents and hit a low of 70,000-82,000 following the end of the War. The Greater Boston Area is home to over 2,600,000 residents and is by far the largest urban area in the nation. The city is renowned for its history, architecture, and is home to the nation's largest port.

The population is on the rise with many high paying jobs in the manufacturing sector, particularly with the aluminum deposits found in the northern part of the nation in Aroostook County.

Religion

Church in the isolated community of Saint-Venant-de-Paquette.

Dual Seed Christian Identity was the national religion from 2033 until 2040 after President Hayes pulled out of the Sjurdland Religious Pact citing a majority of residents and government in favor of withdrawal. Today, residents belong to various denominations including; Church of the Nazarene (20%), Christian Identity (13%), Church of Appalachia (12%) and Catholic (10%). Christianity is the sole religion allowed to be practiced in the nation, non-Christian religions are banned and practice is punishable by death.

Race and Ethnicity

Isabelle Plantations is a European-ethnostate; all residents are of European heritage.

Various cities and towns across the nation are enclaves of various European cultures. Some sprouted up following The Great War whereas others date back to the American Era. It retains strong Irish, Quebecois, English, Italian, Portuguese, German, and Greek communities.

Culture

Much of the culture in Isabelle Plantations is based upon Americanism and traditional New England culture. The largest cities lay along the Atlantic Ocean with many inland communities and mountain towns maintaining a "small-town charm" persona.

The national animal is the Catahoula Leopard Dog, which came into prominence during The Great War for their ability to be utilized in war, hunting, security, and as companions.