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|Republic of the Finipines, Inc.|
|Motto: Naglalaban tayo kontra katiwalian! (We fight against corruption!)|
|Official languages||English, Tagalog|
|Recognised regional languages||Tagalog, Hillingon, Taug,Cerano|
|Demonym||Finipino, Finipina (feminine)|
|Membership||Dew's Point, Inc., in a free trade alliance with the USA|
|-||President||Dew's Point, Inc. (Literally!)|
|-||Power of Attorney holder||Emma Kull|
|-||President of the Creatures' Independent Bureau of Ethics|
|Legislature||Dew's Point Board of Directors|
|-||Establishment of Castillan Rule||1575|
|-||Marcos takes over||1975|
|-||Marcos thrown out, business sworn in||Februrary 2007|
|Currency||Pebble (same as USA) (
|Drives on the||Right|
Finipines, Inc., also called The Republic of the Finipines, is a good-sized archipeligo located west of Zhou. The islands are famous for being the only nation in Antarctica to literally be run by a corporation. Forget vote-buying and influence, they are actually RUN by a corporation... -and it's actually working! The current corporation in charge is Dew's Point.
It has a long and diverse history, and its unique government is mostly privatized (save the police and fire department, and a few other core items) and profit-driven. Due to its ruler's drive to make money, the Finipines is an economic powerhouse that barely needs to collect taxes because of its comemrcial endeavors (Dew's Point scores BIG in chemicals and clothes), making the tax rate in Finipines record lows, unseating Maverick as the previous winner.
The area was dominated by Castillan rule for centuries until 1899, when the High Penguin Confederacy conquered it and gave it its independence. They never forgave the High Penguins and promised that they would have the Finipines back.
The Marcos Era
Castillia never did like the idea of an independent Finipines, but the region was too volatile to be simply re-conquered. In 1970, a rogue soldier from one of the crooked military installations leftover from any number of the sixteen previous governments approached the ruling bodies of Castillia and made the offer to help overthrow the current, weak government in the archipelago.
This penguin's name was Marcos, who was notoriously discharged from the armed forces for desertion and accepting bribes. Marcos bought corrupt influences from within his nation and staged a coup d'etat against the Finnipines government. Castillia did not directly act, so not to be seen as a colonial menace and get involved in needless headaches, but extensively funded, backed, and armed Marcos' regime.
Marcos, in turn, opened and encouraged massive Castillian development and exploitation of Fininipino land and resources, making Castillia immensely wealthy. Marcos, in exchange, was given a free hand to do what he wanted to the country, as long as he paid tribute.
Explorer XII and the PPPPPPP
- Main article: Explorer XII
In 2007, the reign of Marcos was ended by the joint efforts of Explorer XII, Cardinal Jamie Son, and Dew's Point, Inc.. After a strange and nonviolent series of protests, Marcos fled the country and Dew's Point literally became the Finipine head of state. By this, it is meant that the company became the leader, as in, the business... it is the Finipines' collective head of state and government!
Dew's Point Corporatocracy
- Main article: Dew's Point
Amazingly, Dew's Point has shown to govern very well and quite purely, despite the obvious advantages of being a corporation in office. Sure, there are the occasional tax edit or zoning cheat, but by and large, the people are much freer and the economy FAR better than Marcos.
Actually, thanks to being run by a for-profit business, the Finipines is in the top ten of Antarctica's Richest Nations.
Like the United States of Antarctica, the Finipines uses the Pebble ( ҉) as its currency. One of Dew's Point first acts of office was to change the currency from the Pero (P) to the Pebble for ease of exchange and to further the economy.
The Finipines has a colorful culture. From foods to festival, these things can always catch a tourist's attention, and for entrepenuers and business penguins, no land is more welcoming. In the category of foods, their most famous dish is pork stew. It would be a recipe of shrimp, pork, tomatoes, okra and other sour ingredients.
The penguin citizenry there are famous for their political activism and hatred of cirruption. One whiff of fraud and they take to the streets, and soon, there's another being in charge. The Finipines' constitution has been re-written so many times that they just gave up keeping and scribbling over the same thing, and now retain a copy of all editions of their frequently-edited supreme law of the land.
The islands are known for having various spices as well as silver, and have untapped oil reserves that the Castillians have been itching to tap.
- Castilla- Very low. Castilla was the Finipines' colonial master for over three hundred years, and Marcos, being Castillian. had their support. Naturally, after their liberation, they became rivals. In 1975, Castillia backed a military coup d'etat by Marcos, the infamous dictator, who ultimately fell to a revolt by the populace and a large corporate backed revolution.
- USA- Excellent. Both are excellent trading partners and allies during war. The USA is the largest provider of military training in the Finipines and has recently ended a training session with Finipino and Antarctican soldiers called "Balikatan", Tagalog for "with all efforts".
- Zhou- Fair. Although the two countries are still arguing over a few islands, recently a member of a popular Zhouese basketball team has visited the country and has established Basketball Diplomacy to try to strengthen the relationship of the two countries in sports. Both countries are excellent trading partners and war allies.
- Austiceia- Excellent. As concerns in terrorism grew in the Asiapelago, Austiceia is the second largest provider of military training in the Finipines. The two countries are excellent trading partners and allies during war.
- This is a parody of the Philippines.