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United Federation of Jenlom
|Motto: "Pax, prosperitas, potentia."
"Peace, prosperity, potential."
|Anthem: "Jenlom from field to mountain"|
Jenlom in the Versutian Federation
and largest city
|Official languages||none at federal level|
|Recognised national languages||English (de facto)a|
|Government||Federal Democratic Monarchy|
|-||Head of State
ex officio as Presidentb
| Lennon Tolstoy MP (Con)
|-||Vice President||James McAvery MP (Con)|
|-||Speaker of the House||Machiavelli Beginnagen MP (Con)c|
|-||Unification (as Jenlon)||1949|
|-||United Federation of Jenlom||December 1949|
10,299,075 sq mi
|GDP (PPP)||2014 estimate|
|GDP (nominal)||2014 estimate|
|Currency||United Federation tom
|Time zone||Versutian Continental Timef (UTC+2 to +8)|
|Date format||dd ˘ mm ˘ yyyy|
|Drives on the||left|
|ISO 3166 code||UFJ|
|Internet TLD||.jen, .ver, .bev, .tom, .can, .ton|
|a.||English is the official language of 5 provinces and the District of Tomdon. English and Dutch are official languages in Aapel, English and Italian are official languages in Alla Lega. Beveridge and Canaria take English and Portuguese as their official language.|
|b.||Following the death in March 2014 of Dame Jenny, Lennon Tolstoy was appointed President of the United Federation, and holds the title of Head of State by virtue of his holding this offive.|
|c.||Machiavelli Beginnagen is an Alansborger who was naturalised as a Jenlomian citizen at an early age, prior to Alansborg's federation. He retains Alansborger citizenship.|
|d.||The land area given includes all nine provinces, the Federal District of Tomdon and all outlying islands. It does not include Alansborg.|
|e.||All figures extracted from NSTracker|
|f.||See Time in the United Federation of Jenlom for details about time zones in the United Federation of Jenlom.|
The United Federation of Jenlom (also called the United Federation, Jenlom, U.F., or U.F.J.) is a federal democratic republic comprising nine provinces, one federal district and an overseas territory. The country is situated in the region of the Versutian Federation, occupying most of the Jenlomian Subcontinent south of the Sonnie Mountain Range.
With an estimated land area of 10,308,761 square miles, a population of 8,916,000,000, and an estimated GDP of t387.30 trillion (NS$705.1 trillion), the United Federation is one of the most sizeable nations and economies in the region, and is also one of the most ethnically diverse, primarily due to large-scale immigration from the surrounding nations since the country's founding in 1908. The geography and climate of the United Federation is also extremely diverse, and it is home to a wide variety of wildlife. In the capital city of Tomdon, it is estimated that over 60 per cent of the city's 204 million population were not born in the United Federation, and 30 per cent do not speak English as their first language.
The current United Federation Constitution was ratified by the Founder and first Head of State, Dame Jenny, in 1955, which limits the powers of the sovereign and grants considerable powers to the country's Parliament, located in the capital city of Tomdon. The United Federation of Jenlom Bill of Rights was ratified a month later, granting the civillians of the U.F. over 1,000 inalienable rights and ensuring Jenlom's commitment to freedom. Dame Jenny will serve as Head of State for the United Federation until her death or abdication, whereupon an election will be held for the new Head of State every four years.
The United Federation is a developed country and has the fifth largest economy in the the Versutian Federation region, and the twelfth highest GDP per capita. Recent years has seen the U.F.J.'s fledgeling economy blossom, and now the economic powerhouse is lead by the Uranium mining, Information Technology and Automotive industries. The United Federation is a world leader culturally, scientifically, economically and militarily. The country is also seeking to expand its influence regionally and globally, and is an active member of the World Assembly, and is a regular voter on Security Council resolutions.
Since April 2013, the United Federation has held the position of Minister of Justice of the Versutian Federation, with judges from the country hearing various regional disputes.
Politically, the United Federation of Jenlom Parliament is dominated by the United Federation of Jenlom Conservative Party, an economically and socially liberal party who hold seven seats in the Senate (six provinces and the federal district of Tomdon) and 347 seats in the House of Commons. The opposition consists mainly of the United Federation of Jenlom Liberal Party, who hold three seats in the Senate and a further 170 seats in the House of Commons.
With a military budget of t42.92 trillion (NS$81.63 trillion), Jenlom is able to project considerable power, and has a variety of technically accomplished, well-funded army, navy, air force and special operations divisions.
- 1 Etymology
- 2 Geography
- 3 Provinces
- 4 History
- 5 Government, elections and politics
- 6 Foreign relations and military
- 7 Economy
- 8 Infrastructure
- 9 Crime and law enforcement
- 10 Demographics
- 11 Languages
- 12 Culture
In 1908, Dame Jenny stumbled upon a piece of unclaimed Land in the the Versutian Federation region. Originally the nation was to be pronounced Jenlon, (a portmanteau of the words "Jenny" and "Babylon" - a reference to the name of the first township incorporated into what would become the Canaria province). However, when a telegram was sent to the WA informing them of the establishment of this new nation, an eyelash was inadvertently dropped onto the laminated message sent. As a result, a clerical error misinterpreted the intended "Jenlon" as "Jenlom", and the nation was registered under the wrong name.
Angered at the unwillingness of the increasingly anti-New World WA to allow her to change the country's name, and the concurrent necessity to adjust road signs and other official documentation at considerable cost, Dame Jenny threatened to invade the WA and force them to change the name, but finding that the fledgeling country could only muster a variety of vagrants armed with soft fruit and harsh language, it became clear that the nation would have to rename itself Jenlom. As the Italian-speaking nation of Alla Lega elected to become federated, the new province also encouraged the adoption of the new 'Jenlom' name. In 1949, the name was formally recognised by the Jenlomian Government, and the nation became known as the United Federation of Jenlom.
The land area of the United Federation of Jenlom is approximately 72 million square miles. The northern province of Beveridge (both the contiguous landmass and Beveridge Island) is the largest province, at 6.3 billion acres (9,980,000 sq miles). The smallest area is Tomdon, with an area of 800.5 million acres (1,250,781 sq miles).
The country occupies the entirety of the Jenlomian peninsula and its outlying islands. In the southwest, flat, fertile prarielands seperate large deciduous forested regions. To the northwest, the Sonnie mountains divide most of Jenlom from the arctic regions of North Linland and Canaria and its northern neighbours. To the south central, the land becomes more mountainous at the north of the Tomdon Bay, before becoming sharply mountainous heading towards the south east province of Alla Lega. This region is hot and dry, with coastal grasslands and a mildly desertous central region.
The centre of the country is much hotter and drier than the coasts, with temperatures regularly rising to upwards of 50°C. The South Linland desert is partly mountainous, however at the foot of Mount Jacob in South Linland lies Lake Jacob, one of the largest freshwater lakes in the Versutian Federation. At 29,940 sq miles in area, it lies on a meeting point of the provinces of Freshmore, Beveridge, North Linland and South Linland. A dam, constructed in 2009, increased the size of the lake and allowed the Jenlom authorities to control the flow of water into the Beveridge river (in response to the frequent flooding that would result from heavy rainfall in the mountains).
Moving north, Beveridge's main landmass is temperate, with rolling hills and fertile plains, similar to those found in the southwest of the country. Its easterly neighbour Padingham sees mountains in the East giving way to the Sonnie mountains.
To the northwest of the contiguous provinces lies Beveridge Island, a mountainous island renowned for its volcanoes. Popular with holidaymakers for its reliably warm climate and impressive scenery, works are underway to connect the cities of Beveridge and Avici with an underwater, glass tunnel, the longest of its type ever constructed. At 30,164 feet (9,194 m), Beveridge Island's Mount Beveridge is the highest peak in the country, and one of the tallest peaks in the the Versutian Federation region.
To the east of the country lies the island of Faraday (named after the British electromagnetics pioneer). This island is not accessible to the public, and is the home of many military institutions, such as the Jenlom Naval Command, Armed Forces Command, Airspace Command, Nuclear Fleet Base, the Military Committee and Joint Chiefs Establishment.
Jenlom, with its large size and geography, includes most climate types. The northwest of the country is humid subtropical and the south can be humid continental. The northern tip of Beveridge, the City of Beveridge, as well as most of Beveridge island is tropical, as is some parts of Padingham. To the north east, many of the mountains are subalpine and give way to alpine tundra to the north. To the south, the southerly points of Alla Lega and Mickewhite, particularly the city of Tennson can be humid contintental. In central Jenlom, the landlocked province of South Linland tends to be very arid, with only the northwestern corner being subject to any degree of irrigation from the waters of the reservoirs served by Lake Jacob, although even then only artificially. Inland Alla Lega is subarid, while portions of its coast are mediterranean. Various parts of the coastlines of Beveridge, Tomdon, Sumichael and Mickewhite also enjoy mediterranean climates.
Jenlom's ecology is very diverse. Around 11,000 types of vascular plants occur in the country, and over 1,800 species of plant have been discovered on the volcanic Beveridge Island. Jenlom is home to over 800 types of mammal, 750 bird, and 850 reptile and amphibian species. Over 200,000 types of insect have so far been discovered. The Protection of Endangered Wildlife Act of 2009 protects animals which are regarded as being at threat, monitored by the Jenlom Wildlife Agency. There are over 500 national parks, some administered federally and some by provinces. Altogether, government owns around 18 per cent of land in the country, which is mostly protected, but some parts of the country are leased for oil and gas drilling, mining, logging and ranching. Around 0.8 per cent is used for military purposes. The Federal government does not directly own any land (apart from some land in the federal district of Tomdon); all government land is administered locally by provincial government departments.
The largest provincial holder of land is the Padingham Executive, which acquired a large amount of land for municipal construction following terrorist attacks in Colston in 2013 through mandatory acquisition.
3,490 miles to the west of the United Federation lies Alansborg, a large tropical island of 367,679 sq miles. In 2014, the Parliament of Alansborg elected to federate with the United Federation of Jenlom after a tsunami devastated large portions of the western coasts in return for Jenlomian financial and logisitical support in relief and rebuilding efforts.
|Province|| Record high
|Date||Place(s)|| Record low
|Alla Lega||136°F / 58 °C||1/7/1965||Riva del Limone||−10 °F / −12 °C||2/1/1947||Borgia, Trentino|
|Beveridge||127°F / 53 °C||2/8/1998||Clapsville, Norfolk||−7 °F / −14 °C||14/12/1997||Havaseth, Bethesda|
|Canaria||118°F / 48 °C||7/5/1923||Isle of Mice, Wharf||−6 °F / −21 °C||30/2/1910||Tower Villages, Brookside|
|Freshmore||102°F / 39 °C||2/7/1965||Hessen, Cornich||0 °F / −16 °C||31/1/1915||Barksheim, Aadvan|
|Mickewhite||100°F / 38 °C||4/7/1965||Parais, Tonie||−31 °F / −35 °C||19/12/1908||East Aldergrange, Abervayne|
|North Linland||97°F / 36 °C||25/8/1991||Klopswurst, unincorporated territory||−72 °F / −58 °C||25/1/2014||Outpost #23(A), U.F. Navy Base near Vierzon|
|Padingham||124°F / 51 °C||1/7/1965||Chatsworth, Hassabessells||−44 °F / −42 °C||5/2/1909||Windhelm, Barkborn|
|South Linland||153°F / 67 °Cb||24/6/2012||Moretons Township, Black Lake||36 °F / 2 °C c||7/9/1919||Backwalm, Otaga Pass|
|Sumichael||90°F / 32 °C||2/7/1965||Sousole, Hardrock||−18 °F / −28 °C||26/12/1969||Droitwich, Havandale|
|Tomdon||118°F / 48 °C||6/7/1965||Downtown Tomdon, Tomdon City||1 °F / −17 °C||13/2/1974||Ontago, Newboat|
a Many high temperature records were set in the early part of July 1965, during which the most severe heatwave on record hit Jenlom
b This reading is disputed. The climatologists who observed the temperature noted that at such a temperature animals and other insect life would have died, although argued that the temperature may have spiked for a period over a number of minutes, given the low levels of humidity in South Linland.
c This is the lowest recorded temperature in South Linland, however, climatologists have suggested the actual lowest temperature could be several degrees lower. Given that most of South Linland is uninhabited, an accurate reading has been difficult to obtain. Many subjective reports have stated that desert temperatures have been considerably lower at night.
Jenlom is noted as having one of the worst natural environments in the region, with industrial and economic growth coming at the expense of wildlife and the climate in large swathes of the country. Jenlom is by some margin the largest carbon dioxide emitter in the Versutian Federation. In 2014, the Jenlomian Parliament passed the Metropolitain Environment Act, which limits the emissions of industry in the country and prevents dumping of waste in environmentally sensitive areas. Restrictions on logging and mining are also covered under this Act.
Although Jenlom possesses large areas of outstanding natural beauty and sections of the country are as yet untouched by man, it is hoped that the Metropolitain Environment Act, which focuses on polluters near cities and other conurbations, will help to reduce human impact on the environment of the country. In 2014, the U.F.J. Government announced a t6.3 trillion (NS$12.4 trillion) programme to reduce air pollution in urban centres across the country.
Jenlom is a federal union of nine 'provinces' and one federal district. As the country was founded, provinces were established spreading from the north east. The province of Alla Lega was the last region (it was then a country in its own right) to federate with the United Federation. On July 12, 2010, a the Treaties of Federation were signed with the government of Alla Lega, and the country became the ninth province of Jenlom. Many buildings currently used in the province capital, Arco, were government buildings remaining from before the territory was incorporated. All people born within the nine provinces and the federal district are automatically granted Jenlomian citizenship, and are entitled to vote in all elections and referenda.
C: 34 L: 28
|South Linland|| Commons:
C: 9 L: 11
|Alla Lega|| Commons:
C: 37 L: 21
C: 35 L: 13
C: 61 L: 11
C: 27 L: 4
|North Linland|| Commons:
C: 33 L: 12
C: 54 L: 9
C: 35 L: 37
C: 22 L: 25
The United Federation operates with five time zones, ranging from Versutian Continental Time +2.00 to VCT +7.00, with Daylight Saving Time (DST) recognised between the last weekend of October to the first weekend of May.
The main timezone, usually used in the media, is Jenlom Central Time (JCT) (VCT +4.0), used in the provinces of Tomdon and Padingham. The mainland portion of Beveridge also uses JCT, as does a southeasterly portion of Alla Lega (so as to make Tomdon International Airport times the same as the federal district of Tomdon). Half of the province of South Linland also uses JCT.
The next most common timezone is Jenlom Midwestern (JMW) (VCT +3.0). This is used in the province of Freshmore (with the exceptions of the islands of Landin and North Landin) and in the remainder of Alla Lega.
Thirdly is Jenlom Mideastern (JME) (VCT +5.0). This is used in the entirety of the provinces of Sumichael and North Linland, and the easternmost half of South Linland.
Jenlom East Coast (JEC) (VCT +6.0) is used in the provinces of Mickewhite and Canaria (with the exception of Faraday Island and Nordisland).
These islands use Jenlom Eastern Islands (JEI) (VCT +7.0) time, and is the timezone used by the military when reporting (as this timezone is where most military communication originates or is recieved).
Beveridge Island uses Jenlom West Coast (JWC) (VCT +2.0) time, although there have recently been calls for the island to abandon the timezone and move permanently onto JMW time so as to capitalise on longer hours of sun for tourism. This timezone is also shared by the islands of Landin and North Landin.
Jenlom is a federation of nine provinces and one federal district, the capital, Tomdon. Below is a table showing key details about each of the ten areas of Jenlom, derived from sources such as the United Federation Census Bureau, U.F. Navy, Office for Economic Statistics, and the Jenlom Geographic Survey.
|Province||Population (2013)||Land Area (km2)||Population Density (km2) (2013)||GDP (2013)||GDP Per Capita (2013)||Population Growth Rate (2013)||Economic Growth Rate (2013)|
Jenlom has a relatively short history. The nation was founded by Dame Jenny, when she was on a cruise with her father around what would later become known as the South Jenlom Sea. She, her father, and their band of followers colonised the northern, mineral-rich province of North Linland, and over the following years, explored the rest of the peninsula, colonising the provinces of North Linland, Mickewhite, Padingham and Beveridge.
In late 2009, a short war was fought with a number of guerilla tribes located at in the foothills of the South Linland region, and after the confederacy had won this war, they ventured on to found the provinces of Sumichael, Freshmore and the federal district of Tomdon.
In winter 2010, a bitter defence was put up against the threatened, but conservative nation of Alla Lega, who had already colonised the southwestern tip of the peninsula but had not the resources to carry onwards. After a year of fighting, Dame Jenny and the Prime Minister Lennon Tolstoy secretly arranged to fly to Arco, the capital of Alla Lega. Here, various peace conditions were offered, and it was decided that it best served the interests of Jenlom and Alla Lega if the country federated as a province, keeping the capital Arco as its provincial capital.
Over the coming years, and as a show of faith, Jenlom invested large amounts of capital into infrastructure in Alla Lega, building Tomdon City International, a large international airport in southeastern Alla Lega to service the capital city of Tomdon, as well as tax incentives for the Jenlom interProvincial Motorway Corporation to build a network of four lane highways, and the West Jenlom Rail Company to build a grid of high-speed rail lines connection Arco, Brenn, and Nub with the rest of Jenlom.
Throughout this time, the northwestern province of Beveridge became an area of affluence, driven by its fledgeling media industry, with the City of Beveridge becoming a favourite place to record music and film. This Island of Beveridge became a popular holiday destination for industrial workers and professionals from Tomdon and the city of Beverdige.
In the east, the province of Canaria also began to attract businesses and industry. The island of Faraday was designated by the Jenlom Government as a location for much of its military apparatus, being strategically easy to control from the mainland, and also offering the ability to monitor the oceans east of the country.
The Jenlom Gold Rush
In 2010, Beveridge-based mining company Autumn Natural Resources recieved government permission from the province of South Linland to pan for gold in an as-yet uninhabited area of land, 375 miles west-south-west of the city of Wharf in the neighbouring province of Canaria. The company found vast fields of gold seams, and initially tried to inform nobody but the government that they had struck gold. However, in order to acquire manpower to extract the gold, ANR employees were sent on secretive recruitment trips to nearby towns and cities. Eventually, the location of the gold became common knowledge, and soon hundreds of thousands of migrants travelled to the site, and the city of Brook was built as a camp for the workers.
The South Linland government demanded a 5% levy on all gold extracted from the site (as the site was government property), and in concordance with Jenlom Federal law, the revenues were shared equally among all the other provinces and the federal district. This money was largely used to finance the building of the Jenlom highway and high-speed rail systems, and some provinces used the money to provide tax incentives, research and development, and extranational infrastructure projects.
In total, 20,560 tonnes of gold has so far been extracted by ANR and the other smaller contractors who set up bases, most of which was bought from the company by the Federal Bank of Tomdon and now exists as part of the Gold Reserves of The United Federation of Jenlom. The city of Brook became synonymous with the Jenlom Gold Rush, and the quarrying area has since expanded and come to cover 50,000 square miles. Gold mining still takes place in South Linland, and is a major factor behind the province being the fastest growing in the United Federation, both in terms of population and GDP.
Consolidation of Growth
The City of Tomdon also began to grow exponentially, at one stage achieving a population growth of 30 per cent per annum, driven by low tax rates, liberal immigration and planning laws and an availibility of well-paid jobs. During this time, the city grew from a population of around 500,000 to over 40 million. The associated spread of disease became clearer and clearer, until in 2010, the Jenlom Government passed the Tomdon Province Health Act, which introduced a new type of colourless, odourless chemical disinfectant jet at doorways to offices, factories and residential buildings and towers. The scheme, costing an estimated t50 billion ($108.5 billion), was judged to be a success, and with encouragement of the Federal government, provincial governments around Jenlom also adopted the new technology.
In 2011, after three years of large investment into Jenlom's infrastructure, tax rates had soared to an average 48 per cent. Winning power in the 2011 Jenlom Election, the Conservative Government promised to lower tax rates through focussing on economic growth, and cutting back unnecessary government programmes. The cost-cutting was sped up when on February 10, 2011, an attempt was made on Dame Jenny's life, when an armed anti-tax campaigner threatened the Head of State with an assault rifle. Desmond Teaparty was shot dead by bodyguards of Dame Jenny, but nevertheless, the leader insisted on appearing on national television to assure the nation that she was doing all within her power to ensure the government made all efforts to lower taxes while still keeping a small government surplus in case of recession.
The government to this day has largely achieved its plans, focusing on economic growth to achieve a lower rate of taxation. This has meant that Jenlom has been able to expand its military and political influence both internationally and within the region, while also keeping a comparitively low 26 per cent flat tax rate.
In January 2014, then-Prime Minister Lennon Tolstoy signed a treaty with the island nation of Alansborg, who in a referendum had overwhelmingly elected to federate with the United Federation, benefitting from a number of trade treaties and access to the much larger Jenlomian Internal Market. Alansborg became an overseas territory of the United Federation, responsible for all its own internal affairs, with Jenlom managing the territory's defence and foreign policy.
Recent years has seen the United Federation's economy mature, as well as its international political influence grow. In April 2013, Jenlom became the Minister of Justice of the Versutian Federation, with judges from the country overseeing international disputes between other nations in the region. It is among the most politically powerful nations in the region. In November 2013, the United Federation became involved in an international terrorist hunt for Malum Vocamini, an Aurigan terrorist, in the southern Versutian nation of Enderborn. During the hunt, Jenlom came into conflict with another regional power, Anhur. Jenlomian operations in Enderborn have come under increased international scrutiny following Anhur's military blockade of Jenlom forces in the area.
Government interventions into the economy following the 2012 Oil Run (caused by a drop in the price of oil due to an overabundance of extraction from wells in South Linland) has seen the United Federation's tax rate creep up to around 50%, although it remains a government priority to see this fall.
The World Assembly has identified Jenlom as a potential superpower, although the Jenlom Government insists it has no ambitions to extend its political or military influence beyond the interests of its civillians and Jenlom's allies. Defence, however, does remain a priority of the United Federation, particularly in ensuring the integrity of its northeastern land border and the ability of the military to control the sovereign waters around Jenlom's coastline.
The literacy level remains high, at 100 per cent, and progressive government education policies with t2020 billion ($4,384 billion) per annum of funding mean that Jenlomians are increasingly turning to higher-level engineering, manufacturing and administrative jobs. Worker enthusiasm, government efficiency and consumer confidence remain high, and there is little to suggest Jenlom's rapidly expanding economy should cease to do so in the near future.
Government, elections and politics
The United Federation of Jenlom is a constitutional republic and federal democracy in which "majority rule is exercised within the boundaries of minority rights, protected by law". The government is regulated by a complex system of checks and balances, mostly (but not entirely) defined by the United Federation of Jenlom Constitution, which serves as the country's supreme legal document. In the Jenlom federalist system, citizens are usually subject to two levels of government, federal and provincial. In almost all cases, executive and legislative officials are elected by a plurality vote of citizens by district. To the House of Commons, Members of Parliament are elected by the First-past-the-post system, with the Jenlom Electoral Agency defining voting constituencies based on population (on average around 3 million voters per constituency).
The Head of State is the President, who is elected every four years. Prior to the election of Lennon Tolstoy in 2014, the lifelong nature of the position of monarch was abolished upon the death of Dame Jenny and replaced with an elected, presidential position). The title "Queen" was never used; only "Head of State". The position does not proffer any power per se, although permission from the Head of State is needed to pass Acts of Parliament and to declare war.
Members of the Senate are not directly elected; instead, each political party chooses a candidate to stand in each province. Whichever political party wins the most seats in the House of Commons will automatically have elected their Senator for that province. If there is no majority of Members of Parliament for a province, a vote would be held for the senator for that province. Although this situation has not yet occured, in the 2011 Jenlom General Election, the Mickewhite senatorial election was initially hung, with both parties holding 36 seats, however upon a recount, the constituency of the City of Hiscopine was called in favour of the Liberal Party, and a constitutional crisis was narrowly avoided.
Some political commentators have criticised this system, as it makes it impossible for a citizen to vote for one party for their constituency and for a different party for the senatorship of their province. The Jenlom Government has promised to rectify this problem, and also the problem of having excessively large and cumbersome constituencies with the Electoral Reform Bill 2014, currently being read in the House of Commons.
The federal government is composed of three branches:
Legislative: The bicameral Houses of Parliament, made up of the House of Commons and the Senate, makes federal law, can declare war, approve treaties, pass budgets, and has the power of impeachment, meaning that it can remove sitting members of the government.
Executive: The Head of State is the commander-in-chief of the military, and can veto legislative bills before they become law (athough not more than three times if the bill is amended reasonably). The Prime Minister is elected and then appointed by the Head of State, who can appoint members of the cabinet and other officers, who administer federal laws and policies.
Judicial: The Supreme Court and lower provincial courts, whose judges are appointed by the Prime Minister with Parliamentary approval, interpret laws and overturn those found to be unconstitutional.
The House of Commons has 517 voting members (and one speaker, chosen by the Prime Minister with Parliamentary approval) each representing a Parliamentary Constituency for a two-year term. Commons seats are apportioned among the provinces by population every tenth year. As of the 2010 census, Beveridge, the most populous province has the most Members of Parliament, at seventy-two, and South Linland, the least populous, the fewest, at twenty.
The Senate has 10 members, and acts as an advisory service to the Prime Minister (and Deputy Prime Minister if the position is filled) with each province (and the federal district of Tomdon) indirectly electing a Senator. Senators are chosen based on the number of Commons seats their party holds in a given province.
The Head of State is now a directly-elected position, but was previously held for life until the death of Dame Jenny, the Head of State and Founder of the United Federation. This role was once powerful, but since the ratification of the Jenlom Constitution, has become largely ceremonial.
The Supreme Court, lead by the Lord Chief Justice of the United Federation of Jenlom, has eighteen members, who serve for life.
Provincial governments are structured in a similar fashion, with each Senator being the executive of the provincial government. Tomdon is unique in not having a provincial government; it is instead goverened by a specially-elected branch of the federal government.
The text of the Constitution establishes the structure and responsibilities of the federal government and its relationship with individial provinces. Article Two protects the right to habeus corpus, Article Three guarantees a right to trial by jury in all criminal and some civil cases.
Any amendment to the Constitution requires the approval of all provinces but one. All laws and government procedures are subject to judicial review and any law ruled in violation of the constitution is rendered void.
Parties and ideology
The United Federation of Jenlom has operated under a two-party system for most of its history. For elective offices at most levels, state-administered 'first elections' choose the major party members for subsequent general elections. Since the country's founding the major parties have been the Liberal Party and the Conservative Party. Jenlom has never elected an independent or third-party candidate to office, and there are almost no examples of one standing.
Within Jenlom's political culture, the Conservative Party is considered centre-right, and the Liberal Party centre-left. The provinces of the south east, such as South Linland, Sumichael and Mickewhite are considered to be relatively liberal, while other provinces are considered to be more Conservative, the provinces of Beveridge and Canaria most so.
The 2011 General Elections saw Conservative Prime Minister Lennon Tolstoy returned to power, and the Conservative party retake control of the House of Commons, while retaining a majority in the Senate. The Senate comprises seven Conservatives and three Liberals; the House of Commons comprises 346 Conservatives and 170 Liberals. One seat remains vacant - that of Conservative Michael O'Riddick, who is battling cancer. The House of Commons on 23 January 2014 elected to keep his seat free as a sign of respect.
Foreign relations and military
The United Federation of Jenlom fields one of the most technologically advanced and best trained armed forces in the world. With a current estimated defence spending of t42.72 trillion ($80.75 trillion), constituting roughly 26 per cent of all government spending and 13 per cent of GDP, the United Federation is able to project power globally.
In terms of manpower, Jenlom's military has 28,385,994 active servicemembers and 29,544,606 reserves, making it a sizeable army within the the Versutian Federation region. Jenlom operates a blue water navy.
The United Federation of Jenlom endeavours to maintain peaceful relationships with its neighbours and other nations in the world. Recently, more insular governments have elected to stay out of international wars and conflicts in favour of homeland protection (for this purpose, the United Federation of Jenlom Homeland Protection Agency was set up in downtown Tomdon). The Head of State holds the title of commander-in-chief of the nation's armed forces and appoints its leaders, the Minister of Defence and the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The United Federation of Jenlom Department of Defence (MoD) administers the armed forces; the Army, Navy, Marines, and the Air Force. The Department of Defence employed a further 1.3 million civillians (not including contractors) for other administrative and training roles.
Military service is not compulsory except in the event of a "active and ongoing threat to Jenlom's national security" as percieved by Parliament and the Armed Forces, in which case limited conscription may occur. Jenlomian forces can be rapidly deployed using the Air Force's fleet of over 40,000 transport aircraft, the Navy and the Army's twenty eight active aircraft carriers, and Marine units based at sea, particularly around sensitive oil-drilling zones in the South Jenlom Sea.
The military operates 1,743 bases overseas, and maintains diplomatic relations with many other countries, both in the the Versutian Federation region and globally. The country's defence spending is predicted to continue to rise above inflation for a number of years to come (part of the 2010 Jenlom National Defence Act)
Jenlom maintains an active nuclear arsenal, based mostly in land-based silos, but also on submarines which constantly patrol the world's oceans. The Prime Minister is the only person in Jenlom who can directly authorise a nuclear attack, although the country does have early warning systems based within the borders of Jenlom and global sattelite tracking to monitor for threats to Jenlom which are able to 'return fire' at aggressors. The nation also operates missile defence systems in North Linland and a number of other Army bases around the world.
The country is also currently in the process of building an orbital weapons platform to monitor air traffic in and around Jenlom and to detect, identify, track and destroy threats to the country with the Jenlom Defence Industries (JDI) proprietary 'fire and forget' GloboEagle technology. The project will cost an estimated t500 billion ($1.09 trillion), but has experienced a number of delays due to the reservations of surrounding nations to the weapons platform being able to attack their country. A number of nations within the region have unconfirmedly been reported to have approached the Jenlomian Government with deals for the weapons platform also to monitor their country and to provide threat detection and interception. The project will be managed by the Jenlom Airspace Command and Systemic Hetrogenous Intrusive Threat Authority (JACSHIT) Max Barry of the Jenlom Miltary Studies group suggested that "these other countries have seen an opportunity to request protection from their enemies by an ally, and the Jenlomian government are courting various other governments because there is clearly an opportunity for those other governments to put up some of the cost of building the platform while still giving the Department of Defence ultimate control."
The Jenlom Security Executive, established in 2013, operates one of the largest telecommunications and internet surveillance programmes in the world, monitoring communications both within Jenlom and outside of Jenlomian borders for threats to national security. The agency is also responsible for high-level encryption of data travelling between government departments and internationally. It also operates security and encryption services for a number of other governments in the region.
The United Federation maintains good diplomatic relations with many countries, and has embassies or consulates in most countries around the world. In its history, Jenlom has engaged in a number of conflicts and wars and has, to date, never suffered a loss. The government currently follows a policy of liberal interventionism, and has exercised a projection of military power in several conflicts, most recently in the Enderborn civil war.
In response to civil disruption in Enderborns, a country in which Jenlomian forces were engaged in a search for terrorist Malum Vocamini, the country stepped in to mediate in the conflict. The seizure of control of the country stirred tensions with Anhur, a neighbouring nation in the region. No open conflict occured, and Enderborns was eventually partitioned into two states, the easterly becoming Zstan, and the western becoming part of the state of Cornupication.
South Versutian Ocean
In 2014, Jenlom came into diplomatic conflict again with Anhur over military bases on the island of Kandun, belonging to Jinwoy, an ally of Jenlom. The crisis was further heightened when Jenlomian diplomats in an embassy belonging to Jenlom in Aglrinia were taken hostage in response to Jenlomian sheltering of the country's exciled President Fortunatov and his staff.
Jenlom agreed to hand over President Fortunatov in return for the hostages and a peace agreement with Aglrinia, whose military government soon collapsed, and was replaced with a democratic government.
Anhur and Jenlom agreed a "3000 mile rule", stipulating that neither country would place military bases within 3000 miles of each others' borders. Anhur had attempted to construct a base in the north of Wahland, which Jenlomian military experts had suggested would be able to attack the Jenlomian mainland in the event of an escalation. The "3000 mile rule" thus prevents most military craft from being able to penetrate either country travelling from bases without refuelling, or certainly posessing enough fuel to return or do meaningful damage to either country.
The United Federation of Jenlom has a free-market capitalist mixed economy. There is a wide variety of natural resources in abundance, particularly oil and uranium but also other minerals, coal, iron, zinc, diamonds and, in the central regions of Jenlom, gold. Many resources are in hostile climates and locations, with various regions of the interior being too hot and Northeastern parts of the country being too mountainous to mine effectively. That said, Jenlom posesses a well-developed infrastructure, high productivity and worker enthusiasm.
Control of the monetary supply and bank base rates used to control the current 5 per cent inflation rate are exercised by the Federal Bank of Tomdon. The government has set a notional 3 percent target for inflation, and although inflation is down from its peak of 8.3 per cent, the bank has signaled its intention to further raise the base interest rate to from its current level of five and a half points at the next meeting of the Monetary Policy Council (MPC).
In Q3 2011, Jenlom imported t11.23tn ($24.35tn) of goods, and exported t12.37tn ($26.86tn) leaving a trade surplus of t1.15tn ($2.5tn).
In 2011, private sector activity was estimated to represent 88 per cent of the economy, with federal government activity accounting for 7.2 per cent and provincial government activity 4.8 per cent. The United Federation of Jenlom is a rising industrial power, although there are signs that the economy is beginning to diversify into services, hospitality and banking.
Nevertheless, manufacturing, farming, oil and gas extraction and logging still represent a large amount of economic activity taking place in the United Federation. Much of the country's service sector activity now takes place in the cities of Tomdon and Beveridge (and, to a lesser extent, Colston). Many banks and some of Jenloms largest corporations are headquartered in these cities, with Jenlom Petrochemical Corporation, KTR, Dynamics, Jenlom interProvincial, Siemon Corporation, the Versutian Federation Oil, UFJ Petroleum, Mosaic Banking Corporation, the Ashes Corporation, Klein Insutries, Bellisimo Broadcasting, Largos International Airlines, Jenlom Publishing Corporation, Pyramid Oil, Veranda Gold and National EnTime, and many others, headquartered in the City of Tomdon alone. Jenlom is one of the largest producers and exporters of oil and natural gas, corn, biochemical products, nuclear energy and salt in the world. McDougal's (based in Rheims, Beveridge) and Deefax (Aapel, Freshmore) are two of the most recognised brands in the world.
Jenlom has five main clearing banks; the Avondale Banking Group, the Bank of Beveridge, the Canarian Banking Corporation, the Bank of Tomdon, and the Tomdon City Banking Corporation. These "Big Five" banks hold 27 per cent of all Jenlom consumer deposits (as of 2011).
In recent years, Jenlom's economy has undergone a large expansion process, with wealth being created at all levels of society. This affluence has brought about problems of resource consumption, through material acquisition and building works. The influx of economic migrants from the rest of the region has meant that property developers in nearly all the major cities are building high-rise apartment and office skyscrapers, causing some to feel that the culture of Jenlom is being destroyed. Not only this, but the ecological and environmental effects are often disastrous. When the second Jenlom Telecom tower was being built in the city of Maurice, in the province of Mickewhite, an underground river had weakened the foundations of the building to the extent that one day, to the alarm of Muarice's citizens, the tower lurched violently to one side, causing the deaths of 115 construction workers who were thrown out of the building where walls and windows had not yet been installed. At great cost, the tower had to be lifted, and the foundations made secure again, before work on the tower could proceed.
Problems have also been encountered building housing in the Beveridge River Delta, where soft soil and frequent flooding have presented challenges for housing developers.
The recent manufactucturing boom has not so far caused the issue of unionisation to materialise. In Jenlom, only 1 per cent of workers are unionised, although the previous Liberal administration did introduce measures to increase unionisation.
Income and human development
On 10 October 2011, the NSEconomy Foundation calculated that Jenlom has among the highest GDP per capita ($42,511) and the largest trade surplus ($468 billion) in the Versutian Federation.
According to the United Federation of Jenlom Census Organisation, the pretax median household income in 2011 was t22,785 ($43,445). Using purchasing power parity exchange rates, the overall median is similar to the most affluent cluster of developed nations. After declining sharply since the country's founding, poverty rates have plateaued, with 15-17 per cent of Jenlomians below the poverty ine every year, and 67.8 per cent spending at least one year in poverty between the ages of 25 and 75. In 2011, 374,850,000 Jenlomians lived in poverty, a figure that had fallen for the third year in a row.
The Jenlom welfare state is one of the least extensive in the developed world, reducing both relative poverty and absolute poverty by considerably less than the mean for rich nations. While the welfare state effectively reduces poverty for the young, the elderly are considerably less well assisted, in terms of their access to pensions and medical care.
Between 2012 and 2014, real median income rose by over 40% for all classes, with the incomes of poor Jenlomians rising faster than for those of the rich. Since its inception, Jenlom has seen remarkably strong increases in productivity, low unemployment and low inflation. Since the country's founding, the gender gap has closed.
Income inequality is an issue in Jenlom. The share of reported income of the top 1 percent has more than doubled since the country's founding, leaving the United Federation with one of the highest levels of income inequality in the developed world. The top 1 per cent possesses 20 per cent of net wealth.
The Jenlom Today 2013 Rich List estimated there to be 14,985 people with a net worth of more than $1 billion permanently resident in Jenlom, up from 5,967 the previous year.
Science and technology
Since the country's founding, it has been a leader in scientific research and technological innovation. The first Jenlomian patent was awarded to Fabrizio Mudini in 2009, for his invention of the TransaScreen, a transparent, high definition capacitative touchscreen, an innovation fast becoming commonplace in the advertising and home entertiainment industries in Jenlom and abroad.
War and turmoil throughout the rest of the world, added to the comparitive prosperity and safety of Jenlom, caused many scientists to emigrate, particularly into the southeastern provinces of Mickewhite and Sumichael. Here, government funding (from revenues taken during the Jenlom Gold Rush) was poured into scientific development, and such technologies as the floating engine, exaflop processor, room temperature superconductors, leaps forward in discoveries in hydrogen fuel cells, augmented nanocommunication and augmented reality (particularly in the fields of solid-state compasses, gyroscopes and accelerometers, and fiduciary markers), genetic and mechanical bioenhancement and neural network processors were mass produced, designating the hitherto-unheard-of city of Tonie an area of great technological advancement and achievement, and starting the careers of multibillionaire techocrats Tony "Tonie Tech" Blare and Wynne Pearson, C.E.O. of Tonie Electronics Corporation.
Jenlom is proud of many of its citizens possessing high levels of tecnological consumer goods, from integrated fibre-optic broadband (almost ninety per cent of Jenlomian households have 2 gigabits per second or higher fibreoptic broadband internet access) to home cinema, faster-than-light computing and high-specification home security technology. Today, almost eighty per cent of research and development funding comes from the private sector, and what little money comes from the public sector is often generated in the form of R&D Bonds, sold by the Jenlom Treasury as an investment for middle-class families.
One particular area of reasearch currently receiving large amounts of media attention and medical ethics debate is at the Laboratoire Des Medicins in Tennson, where a team of 5000 doctors and researchers claim to have found an untested cure for cancer.
A study in 2014 found Jenlom to be the second most scientifically advanced nation in the Versutian Federation and among the most advanced 1% of nations in the world.
Transportation in Jenlom is dominated by personal automobiles, which drive on a network of 35 million roads, with 15,975,000 miles of national motorway, consisting of the Jenlom interProvincial Motorway system, the national motorway network (which acts as a secondary motorway system but which is in practice used for shorter journeys, linking most conurbations as well as all military installations, airbases and naval bases. There exists access to 2,957 major airports, 1,795 ports, 1,648 rail and truck terminals, 1,432 high-speed rail stations, 858 public transit stations, 693 ferry terminals and 95 multipurpose passenger terminals. The national motorway system consists of only 3 per cent of the nation's roads, but carries 35 per cent of highway traffic, 67 per cent of heavy freight and 87 per cent of tourist traffic.
The Jenlom High-Speed Rail service is a national high-speed railway covering most of Jenlom, connecting all major cities (cities with a population of over 1,000,000). The track is Jenlom Standard gauge - 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in) - and uses 29kV AC overhead cables to allow trains to cruise at up to 350mph across the United Federation. In recent years, this system of transport has become more preferable to flying, largely due to the fact that there is more room, the trains are deemed to be more comfortable, and tickets cheaper. There is also much less waiting in airports and trains come considerably more often.
The United Federation of Jenlom energy market is 945,000 terawatt hours per year. Energy consumption per capita is high, at around 18.7 tons of oil equivalent per year. In 2013, 85 per cent of this energy came from nuclear power, 10 per cent from petroleum, 3 per cent from hydrogen fuel cells, and 2 per cent each from coal and natural gas. The United Federation is one of the world's largest users of nuclear power, largely due to its abundance of uranium.
Jenlomian public education is operated primarily by local governments, regulated by the United Federation of Jenlom Department of Education. Children in all provinces are required to attend education from the ages of four to sixteen (although most students choose to go on to higher education in college, and some to university. About 17 per cent of children are enrolled in parochial or nonsectarian private schools. Homeschooling is permitted in Jenlom.
Jenlom has a number of competitive public and private higher education institutions, most notable the Univeristy of Tomdon, Beveridge Univeristy, the Beveridge Institute of Advanced Education, the Maurice Institute of Technology, Tonie School of Economics, Aapel College, and the Linton University of Science.
The literacy rate in Jenlom is 100 per cent, and the WA assigns the United Federation an education index of 0.998.
Citizens born and living in Jenlom have a life expectancy of 87.76 years at birth, above the world average. Jenlom has an healthcare budget of approximately t18.075 trillion (NS$34.16 trillion), 11 per cent of the governmental budget.
t2,475 per capita is spent on health every year. Healthcare coverage in the United Federation is a primarily a combination of private efforts, and is universal. In 2010, private insurance paid for 60 per cent of personal health expenditures, out-of-pocket payments another 20 per cent, with federal and provincial payments constituting the remaining 20 per cent. There is no officially employer-sponsored health insurance in Jenlom, however, it is customary for individual employees to negotiate insurance premium contributions by their employer as a show of faith.
The government often invites out-of-Jenlom contractors and government health organisations into Jenlom to operate health services. The government currently has no plans for a federally- or otherwise government-funded healthcare system. Jenlom is home to the corporate headquarters of several Private Medicare Companies operating around the world, although they are less active in Jenlom than they are internationally. Jenlom's young population tends to negate the need for large healthcare programmes.
Crime and law enforcement
Law enforcement in the United Federation of Jenlom is primarily the responsibility of local police, with province police providing broader services, usually to assist local police departments. Federal agencies such as the National Criminal Investigation Unit (NCIU) have specialised duties. Federally and provincially, jurisprudence operates on a common law system. Province courts (of which there are usually a number in each province) conduct most criminal trials, with federal courts handling certain crimes and appeals from provincial judgements. Federal law prohibits some drugs. The smoking age is 18, the drinking, driving and age of consent is 16.
Among most nations, Jenlom has very low levels of crime, thanks to progressive social policies in education and welfare. Gun ownership is banned in Jenlom, except in rural areas or where firearms are necessary for farming or hunting, for which a licence is required.
The United Federation has a relatively low incarceration rate, and one of the lowest prison populations for any nation of Jenlom's size.
Capital punishment is sanctioned in Jenlom, but only with permission of the Attorney General and only for certain federal crimes. In the history of Jenlom, there has only ever been 2 executions, both for grievous rape with multiple murder.
The Jenlom Census Agency estimates the country's population to be around 7,303,874,000, including an estimated 76.7 million illegal immigrants. The UFJ population increased two-hundred fold since its founding until 2012, from about 11 million in 2009. Large increases in the size of Jenlom's population are expected, and the country has a population growth rate of 3.015%.
Jenlom currently has a birth rate of 57 per 1,000, significantly higher than most other industrialised nations. In the year 2011, almost 10 million immigrants were granted legal residence in Jenlom.
The United Federation has a very diverse population - almost 900 ancestry groups have more than one million members. White Jenlomians are the largest racial group, with lilliputans, Motonans and Britons constituting three of the country's four largest ancestry groups. Countries within the Versutian Federation, in recent years, have been the largest source of migrants to Jenlom, with many of the migrants going to the City of Tomdon, widely regarded as one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the world. Approximately 2,380 languages are spoken within the city.
About 65% of Jenlomians live in urban areas (including suburbs), about half of those reside in cities with populations over 500,000. In 2011 1,898 incorporated places had populations over 250,000, 126 cities had populations of over 1 million residents, and 38 global cities had over 2 million. There are four hundred and thirty-six metropolitain areas with populations greater than 1 million. Of the fifty fastest growing areas, fourteen are in South Linland (owing to the rapid industrialisation of the province), twelve in Canaria, seven in Freshmore, one in Tomdon, and the remaining are distributed among Mickewhite, Sumichael and Beveridge.
|2012 rank||City||Province||2014 estimate||2011 Census||Change||2010 land area||2010 population density|
|1||Tomdon||Tomdon||204,085,649||141,451,247||+9.36%||10,430km2||27,012 per sq mi|
|2||City of Beveridge||Beveridge||160,336,697||128,294,111||+1.21%||53,246km2||11,432 per sq mi|
|3||Aapel||Freshmore||160,461,105||111,327,524||+2.76%||32,142km2||22,372 per sq mi|
|4||Linton||North Linland||122,371,773||98,541,203||+2.98%||21,815km2||13,742 per sq mi|
|5||Regis||Freshmore||91,965,343||45,221,398||+12.72%||12,432km2||33,094 per sq mi|
|6||Wharf||Canaria||85,946,800||81,214,278||+0.61%||26,332km2||18,716 per sq mi|
|7||Rheims||Beveridge||80,582,170||67,954,241||+4.17%||32,836km2||9,818 per sq mi|
|8||Avici||Beveridge||80,221,752||74,214,901||+2.07%||44,332km2||1,163 per sq mi|
|9||Tonie||Sumichael||75,268,860||51,743,045||+5.68%||32,815km2||52,113 per sq mi|
|10||Brook||South Linland||70,552,402||12,784,910||+28.73%||11,414km2||47,514 per sq mi|
English is the official language at federal level, with individual provinces such as Alla Lega dually adopting English and Italian, Freshmore, Sumichael and Mickewhite taking English and Dutch. In 2010, about 75 per cent of the population of speaking age spoke only English at home.
Many provinces provide laws and information particularly with regards to voting, in different languages, including Punjabi, Chinese, German, French, Spanish, and Italian.
Dutch, spoken by 12 per cent of the population is the most widely taught second language, with many of the original settlers being of Dutch origins.
Officially, the United Federation is a secular nation, and article 95 of the Jenlomian Constitution guarantees the right to free exercising of religion and religious worship, and 96 forbids the establishment of religious-based government.
A 2010 survey found that only 73 per cent of Jenlomians possessed a religion, with the remaining 27 per cent being atheistic or undecided/did not answer. Of those with a religion, 60 per cent identified themselves as Christian, 10 per cent as Jewish, 8 per cent as Hindu, 5 per cent as Buddhist, 3 per cent as Sikh, 3 per cent as Muslim and the remaining 12 per cent as an assortment of other, smaller religions. Nearly all world religions are represented in some fashion in Jenlom.
In 2010, 47% of Jenlomians aged 18 and over were married or in civil partnerships, 2 per cent widowed, 13 per cent divorced, and 36 per cent had never been married. Women mostly work outside of the home, in manual and office work.
Same-sex marriage is permitted in Jenlom, through civil partnerships. Some churches allow gay couples to become married, while others do not; there is not currently any legislation at federal or provincial level with regards to forcing churces to permit gay marriages. Public opinion tends to be in favour of gay marriages.
The Jenlom teen pregnancy rate, at 43.3 per 1,000 women is high, but falling. Abortion is legal in Jenlom after having been made legal in the Abortion Act, 2009. However, neither federal or provincial governments are compelled to fund abortion procedures. The abortion rate is 71 per 1,000 live births, and is also falling as contraception has become more readily available at less cost.
The United Federation of Jenlom is a multicultural nation, home to a wide variety of ethnic groups, religions, traditions and values. Aside from the small groups of Native Jenlomian tribes, all Jenlomians and their ancestors emigrated to Jenlom within the last generation. The common culture held by most Jenlomians - mainstream Jenlomian culture - is a Western culture largely derived from the European, British and American settlers with influences from many other cultures, such as displaced labour from China and others from the Pacific regions.
Jenlomian culture is considered to be among the most individualistic in the world. The "Promise of Jenlom" (a perception that Jenlom is a land of entrepreneurialism, opportunity and high social mobility) plays a key role in attracting immigration, although the degree to which this is an accurate representation of Jenlom is a subject of intense debate in Jenlom and internationally. Jenlom's mainstream culture tends to promote a classless society, and promotes egalitarianism and self-betterment, as oppose to social welfare and compartmentalisation of social and economic classes. Income inequality is a minor, but almost imperceptible issue in Jenlomian culture. Jenlomian self-image political and social viewpoints and cultural predispositions are often associated with their occupation or economic position. Jenlomians are noted to "favour the underdog", and being seen as average or ordinary is generally a positive attribute.
Jenlomian popular media is generally very new and young. However, many American settlers brought Hollywood principles of filmmaking to Jenlom, and nowadays the City of Beveridge is internationally regarded as a bastion of the modern film industry. Since the birth of the Jenlomian film industry, several large-budget, international blockbusters have been financed, pre-developed, developed and post-developed in Jenlom. Films such as The Gunflower, Big Dadda, Mane, Fighter and Ocean Wars have been some of the most famous films to have been made in the Beveridge film industry to date, and, combined, have grossed more than t4.7 billion ($10.2 billion) to date.
Jenlomians are heavy television viewers, watching an average of 20 hours of television per week in 2010. The fifteen major broadcasting networks are all commercial entities, run by corporations based in Tomdon and Beveridge. Radio programming, by contrast, is not as highly subscribed to, although the Jenlom radio network is one of the most high-volume in the world. Aside from web portals and search engines, the most popular websites are Facespace, MyTube, Britipedia, Weblogger, iBaye and Jenslist, all but Weblogger based in Maurice, Mickewhite (Weblogger is operationally based in Tonie, Sumichael). Siemon News is one of the most highly-watched news networks in the world.
Jenlom is one of the largest music markets in the world, and is one of the most prolific music exporting nations. Pop music, largely influenced by British and European settlers, is a large industry in Jenlom, spawning such stars as Brianna, Lord Lala, Claire and Miss Harriet. Many famous Jenlomian pop stars have become global celebrities. Elements of Blues were imported from America, rock music from the ex-nations of the UK and US were taken and expanded upon, creating the new genre of JenlomRock taken up by innovators such as Plasticca, Dark Dimanche, and My Biological Affliction.
Jenlom is also widely regarded as a promoter of live music in the region. The Jenlom Aid! concert was held in the National Indoor Arena, in Beveridge City , in July 2011. Watched by 77.3 billion people globally, the concert raised around $114.7 billion that was used to buy medicine, water, food and building materials that were delivered to drought- and poverty-stricken nations around the world by the Jenlom International Development Agency, an executive agency of the Department for International Development. (This did, however, cause discomfort for the Agency when it emerged that the money collected was deducted from Jenlom's International Aid contributions and the money saved instead used to fund tax relief for companies manufacturing the building products, food and medicine in East Jenlom). The Tomdon and Beveridge Philharmonic and Symphony Orchestras are four of the most distinguished in the world, and regularly tour both domestically and internationally, often in pairs, and, for Jenlom Aid!, all together.