Mosquito Coast

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Kingdom of the Mosquito Coast
Conventional short name:
Local: Moskito
English: Mosquito
Flag of Mosquito Coast
Language: English, Moskito
Currency: Commonwealth Pound
Organizations: Commonwealth of Nations, League of Nations

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Administration

Government

Mosquito Coast is a constitutional monarchy, based on the English model. Since the English first came into possession of the territory, it has been held by a self-styled king. Upon independence, the people and government of the Mosquito Coast petitioned for and invited an English prince to marry the last native princess (and descendant of the original lords of the land) and ascend the throne of Mosquito Coast, becoming the first king of a modern Mosquito Coast.

Administrative Divisions

The kingdom is divided into three counties. In the west is County Cumberland; in the east is County Essex; in the south is County Kent. The capital is at Norwich in Cumberland; other chief cities include Port Pennab, Oxbridge (the Oxe River cuts through the middle of the country) and West Canterbury. Most settlements consist of small villages along the roads or else Royal Park Service reserve stations that provide basic services to the ecotourism and scholarly pursuits of the country's visitors.

History

The Kingdom of the Mosquito Coast, a former English colony, is on the Caribbean coast of Central America.

Various border skirmishes and minor wars between English and Castilian forces were normal between the xvij and early xix centuries. It was not until 1932 that an official treaty of peace was signed between England and the Central American Community, later ratified by the kingdom, that set the boundaries of the two countries. The kingdom's territory would extend from 13°N to the northern seacoast, and would not extend past 82°W except as specified by treaty. Some finagling was done on both sides so that an equitable border was achieved.

Saint Andrew and Providence Island territories of the kingdom include the Mosquito Cays and the Dependency of Saint Andrew and Providence. The latter were officially ceded to Castile-Leon in 1797 but privateers and pirates continued to hold the islands on and off for the next century, and other forms of unofficial support were given to English peoples in Castilian territories, as Castile-Leon was busy elsewhere in the Americas. Seen in the general context of the FK/NAL vs. Castile-Leon struggle that was taking place all over the Caribbean and as far north as the formerly American province of Florida, it is no surprise that no settlement could be reached that satisfied all parties. Castile-Leon finally gained control of the islands in late century, but too late as Florida-Caribbea had gained its independence in 1898 (it is said not without a little aid from the NAL and FK!).

It was not long before the newly freed country began its own campaigns of conquest that would come very close to the kingdom's own territory. F-C managed to seize the islands of Saint Andrew and Providence several times during the xx century. By 1932, the Comunidad had ousted F-C and had created Saint Andrew a provincial capital. During the 1970s, F-C attacked the islands several times, and in 1988 staged a successful coup (the Comunidad would later blame Anglo separatists for the loss). They were liberated by combined English and Castilian forces a year later, but the damage was done as the islands fell again to F-C forces twice more and for the last time in 1992, after which no further attempts were made until 2003 to liberate the islands. F-C made the islands into a garrison at that time.

During the 2003 Florida War, the islands played only a minor role in F-C strategy, and as forces were recalled to more central locations towards the end of the war, Saint Andrew and Providence were liberated by Federated Kingdom forces. After the war, it was discovered that the islands had been severely looted, damaged and civilian infrastructure was in utter disrepair. The FK has pledged to rebuild and restore the islands. Since the end of the war, the islands have remained territories of the FK. In 2007, the Dependency of Saint Andrew and Providence was created and translated to the Kingdom of the Mosquito Coast.

Geography

The kingdom consists mostly of forested mountains in the west and tropical forest or jungle along the coastal plain. Arable land is minimal and settlements are few and far between. All major towns are connected by paved roadways; other settlements are reachable only by air, boat or unmaintained tracks.

Borders

North: Caribbean Sea.
West: Comunidad de Centroamerica.
South: Caribbean Sea.
East: Caribbean Sea.

Economy

The kingdom is an ecotourism haven and is famed for its cooperative efforts with scholars and researchers worldwide. Mosquito Coast's economy is based largely on ecotourism and general tourism. The League of Nations World Biosphere Committe has named the Platt River Reserve as a world treasure and is one of the worlds best preserved tropical forests. It is well known for its undersea beauty, offshore boating, fishing and scuba locales.

Languages

English is the official and common language of the kingdom. The Native Moskito language is spoken in some places, mostly in the bush.

Religion

Anglo-Catholicism is the principle and established religion of the kingdom.

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  Calcutta | Cape Green | Cyprus | East Caribbean Province | England | English Australia | English Guyana | Gibraltar | Goodyear Island | Hong Kong | Kingdom of Mauritius | Mosquito Coast | Providence Islands | The Salomon Islands | The Seychelles | Socotra | Southwest Africa | Swan Islands | Wallace Cay  
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