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|Kingdom of Freezeland
|Motto: Alt for Frysland (All for Freezeland)|
|Anthem: See "Anthem & motto"
|Official languages||Free Republic English, Penguinian (Norwegian), Valnorian|
|Recognised regional languages||Dutch, French, Srootish, Swedish|
|Species||High Penguins, Normal Penguins, Puffles|
|-||Prime Minister||Matt Glennon|
|-||Seperated from Colonial Antarctica, Proclamation of Freezelandian Independence Signed||December 21, 1997|
|-||Constitution of Freezeland Ratified; Robert Gerrow becomes Prime Minister; Triskelle becomes King||April 23, 1998|
|-||War of 2002; Southern province of Archet lost; Became Free Republic; Signed Treaty of Dorkugal||2002|
147.6/sq mi/sq mi
|Uses Freezeland Summer Time (FST) during the summer.|
|Drives on the||Left|
|Very loose Irish Free State parody.|
Freezeland, or Frysland is the fourth largest country in Antarctica. It used to be the second largest economy in Antarctica, next to the USA. However the economy suffered substantially more than many other countries, being the first country to declare a recession in June, 2008 and then entered a depression, resulting in a coup d’etat, Civil War, then another war. The country however is now on the way to recovery. It still retains a high level of power and influence in Antarctica, and is the third most powerful country on the Antarctic mainland.
Mainland Freezeland's population consists of about 50 million people, with additional population of about 6 million Freezelandians living abroad or in the territories. The Freezelandian landscape is spectacular, and included stunning fjords, lakes, forests and mountain ranges. Sport, leisure and an outdoor lifestyle are regarded extremely highly in Freezeland.
There is no ingrained class system in Freezeland, but more a belief in every individual’s ability to contribute to society in their own positive way. Freezeland cares greatly about the world and is always at the forefront of global issues of major debate. The country is particularly passionate about its anti-deletion stance and had introduced legislation to reinforce this belief.
The "Land of Kings" boasts rolling hills, impressive mountains and icy fjords. Freezeland was home to many multicultural cities that balance modernism with traditional High Penguin architecture, such as Frostborough and Ard Mhaca, and its thriving aboriginal High Penguin community is active in all facets of society. Sadly, in it's later years Freezeland had flown somewhat under the radar of travelers. Freezeland is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts and adrenaline junkies.
The nation is considered among Antarctica's safest countries in part to Freezelandian society's high degree of respect for penguin rights and lack of hostility toward foreigners, along with the low risk of political instability and internal conflict. In 2010 this was no longer true as the Freezelandian Civil War broke out, and Freezeland was downgraded to one of the least safest above both Pengolias, however this rebounded in 2011.
- 1 Background
- 2 Map and Places
- 3 Demographics
- 4 Politics
- 5 Military
- 6 Anthem and Motto
- 7 Currency and Economy
- 8 Culture
- 9 Inhabitants
- 10 See also
Freezeland had one of the longest and most detailed histories in Antarctica, and was originally the most populated, most peaceful, most industrialized, and one of the first provinces in the High Penguin Confederacy. It was also one of the few provinces of the High Penguin Confederacy where High Penguins made up a majority of the population, as they were a minority in the High Penguin Confederacy as a whole.
The area of present day Freezeland was among the most important regions, of the Grand Ol' Land, the remnant of the High Penguin Confederacy, during the Khanzem War. It was the area where most of the battles were fought during the Khanzem War, though the Naughtzees could never conquer it. The Naughtzees' largest defeat during the war was at the Battle of Pepperinge Eye. The war is reason that Freezeland shares a harsh rivalry with Pengolia, since the Khanz destroyed their society and ruined the normal Penguins reputations.
During the Snowman Empire, the High Penguins reorganised and began to rebuild their strength after the destruction of the Khanzem War. They frequently attacked the Snowman Empire and won most of the time. It was due to their raids that caused Grapedrian to build a giant wall and a series of fortifications around the lands. After this, the attacks most stopped, partly because the High Penguins realised that the Empire was falling apart on its own. They had significantly destabilized and weakened the empire and almost resulted in its destruction.
After the fall of the Snowman Empire, Olde Antarctica was formed as a loose confederation consisting of four kingdoms, Air, Fire, Ice, and Water. Through the long, flourishing, years of Olde Antarctica, the High Penguins lived in peace as the majority ethnic group in the Water Kingdom. They built up what had been destroyed in the years before, and there was peace and stability for the first time in decades. Although the False War was ongoing at the time, there were only small regional proxy wars between some countries. Olde Antarctica was in the Unaffiliated Bloc during the war, although the Water Kingdom often sympathized with the Comintern, as they saw the Bridgestadt Pact as being somewhat of a Neo-Naughtzee alliance since it was led by Ed Island, an anti-High Penguin country, and consisted of members who had fought for Khanzem in the Khanzem War.
However, the Freezelandians (primarily High Penguins at the time), were treated like dirt during the years of Colonial Antarctica. They had higher taxes, their resources and food were took by the Emperor and King penguins. They were the first group to take up peaceful protest. When they failed and were silenced, other groups of penguins took up peaceful protest as well. So, the Kings and Emperors decided that they must keep everyone divided by species. Freezelandian spies and agents went to the governors of different provinces, and even the common penguins to rouse them to take arms. For most places this did not work and the agents were arrested, but for some, the penguins took an armed revolt against the Crown. One of the final battles of Colonial Antarctica, the Battle of Trench Valley, in northern Midland, ended in a decisive separatist victory and the end to the revolution.
Though the Freezelandians saved Antarctica many times, they were forced back into a land that took up most of the Happyface state and Freezeland when the USA was formed. In an attempt to win more land, the USA and the Kingdom of Happyface teamed up their armies to invade the Freezelandian lands. However, the USA was defeated when a combined Freezelandian, Acadian, and Puffish army burned down South Pole City and the Kyrotcraic Hall. Despite this, the United States of Antarctica still managed to annex significant Freezelandian lands after the war, leaving Freezeland smaller than before.
Freezeland became a Parliamentary Monarchy, with Triskelle as King. The Council of Five was formed, and secretly, with Triskelle's approval, they decided to join the USA. The USA wanted them to be a state because they were the only Free Republic on land, but Freezeland refused. So, reluctantly, the South Pole Council admitted Freezeland as a free republic. More penguins from Club Penguin Isle and other places came, and settled in the first Free Republic. Freezeland is now the second richest country, next to the USA itself. Freezeland in 2009 admitted the old land of Arda into the country, but Arda's location is never to be released to the public, or even the USA's government. On a fishing trip, a large ship was caught in a typhoon, and blew off course. The boat blew off course to a strange, human-occupied country called Australia, and the Freezelandians, with the Council of Five and Triskelle's permission, settled towns in secret coves and caves along the coast.
The country underwent a civil war from 2009 - 2011 when Amluc Riam was elected and launched a coup d'etat against Triskelle. Riam was defeated after losing his war in the USA. Freezeland was then invaded by Swiss Ninja due to the power vacuum shortly after and a puppet government was set in place. This government was overthrown by October and Triskelle became king once again. The country was invaded again by Puffalia during the Frosian War in 2014 and most of the country was occupied, although there were a few areas in the country still held by the Freezelandians, and the country was liberated again by the allies a few weeks later.
Map and Places
Towns & Cities
- Ard Mhacha City- A Rich and Historic city in Northfold. This Old Town is superb with a strong High Penguin feel, with some buildings dating back to Olde Antarctica and the High Penguin Confederacy, and even cobblestone streets. Ard Mhacha was actually founded by Viking Penguins despite popular belief that High Penguins found it.
- Bellaghy - A mining town where all Freezelandian coins were made.
- Carrenmoore - A town in Midland, south of Frostborough.
- Mhic Lionnai - A city in Northfold, named after the old Province in the HPC.
- Frostborough - Frostborough is Freezeland's second largest city. It is a major business, government, high tech, and tourist center.
- West Yeti - A former major port city in Snowbourne, known for its large city and largest harbour in the world.
- Arda - Look into it.
- Withywindle - A mall village in Midland based in the Mammoth valley.
- Farelle - A town in Northfold.
- Penggiton - Often called Laketon or Riverville, this is where all three rivers meet.
- White Mills - A small village near Happyface State.
- Delilah - A small village on the seaside.
- Violet Hill - A small farming village.
- Fanon City - A large port city in Snowbourne. Passenger ships to Shiverpool, West Yeti and Frostborough are present. This connection between Frostbrough and West Yeti resulted in Freezelandian Motorway 4 being built to connect the cities.
- Mammoth - A Viking city in the Mammoth Mountains, in County Mammoth. It gave the name to both the county and the mountains.
- Arkhigh - A Viking High Penguin settlement in the Midlands.
- Waterfjord - The nation's oldest city, founded by Viking Penguins.
- Leixline - A urban village founded by Viking Penguins where a historical battle took place.
Freezelandian transportation is mainly based on three rivers; the Jadis, the Sever, and the Charn. The Jadis is the largest river, that starts in the Snowbourne mountains, ending in the Frostborough delta. The Sever branches off the Jadis once it enters Snowbourne, and branches off to Bellaghy and Yeti. The Charn is based in Northfold, and comes from where the Jadis and the Sever meet, and go to the sea through Northfold. All three rivers meet at Pengittion, often called Riverville of Lake-town. The rivers do not freeze because they are fueled from underground hot springs deep beneath the permafrost.
- Snowbourne- A province with a maritime culture, small fishing villages, and rich folk traditions. It's largest city was West Yeti.
- Northfold- A Province that speaks only Penguinian, stylish and romantic Mhic Lionnai, historic Ard Mhaca City, festival culture, lush farmland, quaint villages.
- Midland- Midland is a melting pot of Westfold and Snowbourne culture. The most notable place is Frostborough. It is the largest area in population.
Freezeland is divided into many counties amongst the provinces.
|County Lurgan||Midland||Carrenmoore||South of Frostborough County, stretches down to about 40km near Pengitton|
|County Frostborough||Midland||Frostborough||Located in the North Centre of the country|
|County Riverbend||Midland||Pengittion||Where all three rivers meet.|
|County Anarion||Midland||Withywindle||The South of Midland, south of the Jadis and down to the Border.|
|County Halibuton||Snowbourne||Bellaghy||From South of West Yeti to the Begining of the Mammoth Mountains|
|County N'orland||Snowbourne||West Yeti||From WY to the north part of Snowbourne|
|County Mammoth||Snowbourne||Chinook||The areas below the Mammoth Mountains.|
|County Thayn||Northfold||Mhic Lionnai||The Northern Parts of Northfold, above Mhic Lionnai|
|County Ghamling||Northfold||Ard Mhaca||The large, flat land between C. Thayn and the River Charn.|
|County Capann||Northfold||Farelle||S. of County Ghamlig|
- Freezelandian Ocean Territories - About the size of Weddell, the FOT lie above the country.
- Arda- An ancient High Penguin island, the location is extremely classified.
- Victoria - Mainly home to scientists studying Humans and explorers.
Freezeland's population has a population of 56,482,814 as of 2019, an increase from 51,962,110 in 2009. According to the 2009 census, the population was 50% Normal Penguin, 37% High Penguin, 10% Other, and 3% Sroot. The Freezelandian government estimates that the population of Freezeland in 2019 is 47% Normal Penguin, 41% High Penguin, 9% Other, and 3% Sroot. Most of the population consists of those born in Freezeland, as immigration to the country is more restricted than many other countries in Antarctica, though there are many immigrants from the United States of Antarctica.
High Penguins are a minority of the population, but are the fastest growing ethnic group in the country, with High Penguins expected to be at around 50% of the population by 2029, meaning that they will be the majority of the population. The High Penguin population of Freezeland mostly consists of Freezelandian High Penguins, who make up 31% of the Freezelandian population, while Batavi High Penguins and Acadian-Freezelandian High Penguins make up a substantial part of the High Penguin population as well, at 6% and 4% of the Freezelandian population, respectively.
Normal Penguin is a term used by the Freezelandian government to include any ethnic group in the country that isn't High Penguin, Other, or Sroot. Although not an ethnic group, they were previously the majority in Freezeland up until around 2009, when they became less than 50% of the population. However, they still form the largest group in the country, though High Penguins are expected to be the largest group by 2029. The term Other usually refers to puffles, while Sroots are a separate ethnic group not related to either penguins or puffles.
Population by province in 2009:
- Midland: 20,292,939
- Northfold: 10,993,918
- Snowbourne: 10,172,170
- Territories: 5,103,083
Freezeland is a parliamentary monarchy, with the head of government being the Prime Minister and the head of state being the Monarch. Government exists on different levels in Freezeland depending on locality: national, provincial/territorial, county, and municipal. In formal terms, it is a constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary democratic system of governance. Democratic because the source of political power and legitimacy according to the Constitution lies with the citizens, in that all citizens are able to participate in the Montasje (national assembly), provincial, county and municipal councils. Parliamentary in as much as the Government, as the acting executive power, cannot govern without the confidence of the Montasje, the legislative power. Constitutional monarchy because the Government, in accordance with the original articles of the Constitution, derives its authority from the executive power vested in the King.
Both democratic governance and the monarchy were established in the Constitution. Today, the King has limited real political power, but fills an important symbolic function as the Head of State and official representative of Freezelandian society and industry. The monarchy also plays a crucial unifying role that becomes particularly evident in times of national crisis. This is clearly demonstrated in times of war or economic crisis. Election turnout is usually around 80%.
The Montasje has 100 seats, 30 for each province, 9 for the territories, and one for the Prime Minister. The Prime Minister is the leader of the ruling party.
The main three parties are usually the Conservatives, Labour, and Unity.
Italics indicate a defunct party
- Conservative Party - Right or centre-right.
- Solidarity - 2006-2011. Not nessecarily left or right, but extremely authoritarian. Wished to abloish democracy and conquer the lands around Freezeland. Led by Amluc Riam. This party was elected by promising greater unity for Freezeland but showed its true colours after it was elected.
- Unity - Centre-right. Opposes decentralisation and supports reform of the government.
- Labour - Centre-left. Supports more social policies and workers rights.
- National Party - 1998-2002. Far right.
- Libertarian - Libertarian. Has a focus on maintaining decentralised economic development and political decision-making.
- Venstre - Centre-left. Name is Penguinian for "left".
- Senterpartiet - Centre. Only represented in Northfold's provincial assembly and regional governments. Supports Northfold separatism and agrarianism.
- Agrarian - Not necessarily left or right, but opposes socialism, and commits to small businesses, political decentralisation, and environmentalism.
Linguistic and Ethnic Politics
In the Montasje, 52 out of 100 politicians are High Penguins, while only about 41% of the population is High Penguin. The other 45 are other breeds of "normal" penguins, though they count for about 55% of the population. About 9% of the population are other creatures, but there are only 3 non-penguins represented in the Montasje. About 3% of the population are Sroots but they have no representation in the Montasje. They, do however, have representation in local and provincial governments.
The lingua franca of the government is English, though Senterpartiet wishes to change it to Penguinian. Members of the Montasje are free to speak in any of the three languages they like, though most just speak in English because the coast of a translator is billed to the person speaking in that language themselves. Labour, Venstre, and Senterpartiet oppose this.
The military is divided into two organisations, High Penguin Elite Forces, and the Freezelandian Armed Forces. Chain of command is not very well defined. There is no overall military commander of the Freezeland, command being divided between the Provinces and regiments. It is clear however that the The Chief Mark of the has the overall command of their respective tribal militia.
As a result of the strong customary theme expressed by the two major ethnic groups, the Freezelandian military is considerably less sophisticated than that of the industrialized USA. It was also much smaller, though it is the second largest military force on the continent. Nevertheless, Freezelandians exhibited deep pride and willpower, but even this didn't help them in their major defeat in their short war against Snowzerland.
High Penguin Armed Forces
The more organised High Penguins have a more sophisticated branch of the military, with better training and equipment. Most adult male High Penguins are fully-trained warriors. However, most penguins have said that they are just King Penguins with more elite training.
Water elite fighters are all master warriors and skilled at defending the ramparts of Freezeland. They bore the traditional war-paint of the High Penguins. They typically wear warpaint on their faces before going into battle.
The High Penguins make use of armories located on the warrior training grounds which serve as weapons storage and war planning rooms where orders are distributed. Their Water Warriors engender and utilize a countless amount of iceberg spikes scattered across the ocean just outside the city as a first line of defense against ships. The spikes are capable of ripping through solid metal and sinking even the largest ships. The currents in the iceberg fields are known to be extremely dangerous, but were easily traversed by Freezelandian Navy vessels. The iceberg spikes themselves are also used as cover for warriors to hide behind, enabling to easily ambush any unwanted visitors.
The High Penguins have a small number of ships. The most common ship is a double-hulled vessel powered by Water. Though its small, compact size enables it to be used for a variety of applications, including transporting civilians across the canals, its main purpose is to be used for short, open ocean trips. Even though it is not necessarily designed for long voyages, it is capable of being used to travel over a thousand kilometres and withstanding the harshest ocean conditions. Warriors use this ship to patrol and protect the waters just outside Freezeland.
Freezelandian Armed Forces
The Freezelandian Armed Forces is a large force, with the second largest armed forces in mainland Antarctica, and joining is optional, with there being no conscription except for in wartime.
The Freezelandian Army aren't very good at full frontal assault, as their numbers are thin. But, they are highly useful in ambushes and guerilla warfare They carried icicle-swords and snowbullet guns.
Many Viking Penguins found themselves part of the army though. Since they are proud of their warrior heritage they still have some tricks up their sleeves. Usually vikings would wear iron armour and viking horns. Red means just a normal warrior, blue a commanding officer and gold means a chief or a general. Vikings would also carry either swords, spears or two handed axes. Those who carry either a sword or spear may carry a shield. Berserker Penguins would hardly wear any armour and carry two handed maces.
The Freezelandian navy has a number of ships. The ships of Freezeland seem to be cutter sailing ships, containing wooden hulls and utilizing the wind for propulsion. The boats are shown to be operated by at least two people, one to maintain the main sail and one to control the jib, a smaller sail at the rear. The ships appear to be designed more for use as a transport vessel than combat, but are used effectively in battle nonetheless.
The nation of Dorkugal recently offered to provide laser cannons for all of the Freezeland ships, though they didn't offer motors because the High Penguins are proud of their manual boats, but the Chief Mark refused.
Once again VPs found some themselves part of the navy. The ships they use are traditional viking longboats but with a upgraded hull so they can survive modern hits. There are the traditional versions of viking longboats (e.g. Karvis, Snekkje etc) but they generally just used skeis (called Longboats), drekars (called Dragon ships) and Busses (called Serpents). Karvis are used as landing craft mostly and were also available for public use. Snekkjes are used a larger landing craft or as pocket cruisers since they could easily navigate through deep fjords and harsh terrain.
There is a recruitment centre in every county. Joining the military is optional, but most male penguins fill out a Reserve Card. The Reserve Card means that when a war breaks out, you are obliged to serve in it. When someone goes into the active forces, they fill out a Military Activity Card (M.A.P). To be ordained into the army, you must swear an oath of fealty. On the third tuesday of the month (with the exception of when it is a holiday), all penguins who have filled out a M.A.P travel to Frostborough to swear their oath of fealty to the King. They must recite, one by one, to King Triskelle: Here do I swear fealty and service to Freezeland, and to the Lord and King of the realm, to speak and to be silent, to do and to let be, to come and to go, in need or plenty, in peace or war, in living or dying, from this hour henceforth, until my King release me of my service, or death steal it from me, or the world end..
Anthem and Motto
Freezeland has no official anthem, although many different songs are used at public occasions.
Freezeland's motto was "Alt for Frysland". "Alt for Frysland" in English means "All for Freezeland".
Currency and Economy
Freezeland uses a currency called the Fyro. The symbol for a Fyro is ƒ. There are many cash boxes across the country, usually in shops and resteraunts. Freezeland is often called the 'currency hub of Antarctica', since it is one of the main places in the Skyline, Antarctic Express, and a popular tourist destination. Shops and Stores prefer Freezelandian currency, but will accept any other currency at a different price. Also, instead of using a decimal point, in Northfold, the ƒ separates the Fyro and the Pence (2ƒ50 would be ƒ2.50).
ƒ1 = apprxoimately 135 Pebbles
ƒ1 = 1.16 fish (1 fish= 0.83 pence)
The country's resources are:
- Manufactured Products
Freezelandian culture is very different than the USA and the other countries on the Antarctic mainland. Despite High Penguins being a minority of the population in Freezeland, their customs and traditions heavily influence the culture of Freezeland as a whole, with Freezelandian culture mainly involving High Penguin customs and such.
Cuisine in Freezeland is based on two foods, Fish, and Vegetables. Freezeland had exclusive trade lines with the Victoria Territories, so they have many unique, regional, foods. Such foods included Cabbage, Artemis Carrots, Water Chesnuts, Ginger, Potatoes, Radishes, and New Zealand Yams. Freezelandian penguins love to eat socially with friends or family, but would never turn someone down for a glass of Cream Soda. Freezeland customs state that if someone gives you something to eat or drink, you must give food or drink to them. Since Freezeland is a maritime, a normal Freezelandian diet includes Fish, Seaweed, Oysters, Squid, Sea Grapes, and Sea Lettuce. O'Berrys are an expensive delicacy, and common Yule gifts. Freezeland do not house many fast food restaurants, it has more fine dining and rotisserie fish restaurants, such as Frys Chalet. Vegetarianism is a very common thing in Freezeland.
- January 1 - New Years Day
- March 17 - St Finwe's Day
- April 1 - April Fool's Day
- April 23 - Constitution Day
- May 1 - May Day
- October 31 - Hallow'een
- December 21 - Freezeland Day
- December 22 through 28 - Yule (Christmas) Holidays
There are a large number of sports in Freezeland. These range from the physically demanding sports like Rugby and Football (Soccer), to the excitement and dangers of Ice Dodging, or games like Chess, which challenges the mind.
Three sports unique to Freezeland are Puffle sledding, a pastime activity where one sleds down hills of snow on the back of a puffle (hence the name), Ice Dodging, and Rocketsnail Polo, a variation on regular polo, with players ride a Rocketsnail.
Freezelandians love sports, and most watch or play them frequently. It would not be surprising to find someone playing an Ice Hockey game one day, and then watching a game the next!
Spectator sports are most popular, and leagues are held for them. Ice Hockey, Rugby, and Football (Soccer) each had their own Provincial leagues, and they had national leagues. Freezeland also has a continental team, which competes in matches with other States and Free Republics.
Often, in smaller towns and villages, and especially on a country road, if you walk past somebody it is customary to say hello. They may have also ask you "how are you?", or another similar variation. It is polite to respond to this greeting, but it is not expected that you would give any detail on how you really are, if the penguin is a stranger - a simple hello or "how are you?" or a simple comment on the weather would suffice! In this regard, it is wise to try something like "Grand day!" - if it isn't raining, of course. To which the response would generally be "It is indeed, thank Goodness".
When driving on rural roads, particularly where a driver had to pull in to allow you to pass, it is customary to wave a thanks to the other driver, by raising your flipper from the steering wheel or reigns or whatever you are riding on. This is particularly prevalent in rural areas of the West of Freezeland where many drivers would automatically wave at everyone who drives past them. A polite wave (or even with just the flipper raised from the steering wheel) is customary and would be appreciated.
When accepting gifts, a polite refusal (such as, "no really you shouldn't") is common after the first offer of the item. Usually, this is followed with an insistence that the gift or offer is accepted, at which point your answer is likely to become more recognized. However, some people could be very persuasive - this isn't meant to be annoying, just courteous.
One thing which some visitors may find disconcerting was the response an Freezelandian Penguin may give to a "thank you". Most Freezelandian Penguins would respond with something along the lines of "It was nothing" or "not at all". This did not mean that they didn't try hard to please, but rather it was meant to suggest "I was happy to do it for you, so it was not any great difficulty" (even though it may have been!).
Freezeland and the USA undoubtedly have notable similarities, but Freezelandian penguins generally take pride in the cultural differences that exists between Freezeland and the USA, and could be quite offended by tourists who do not acknowledge or show respect to these differences. Indeed it is not uncommon for foreigners (both before and after arrival into the country) to foolishly assume that Freezeland is a state of the USA. This incorrect assumption would generally cause strong offence to locals in the Kingdom of Freezeland, because they take pride in being independent from the USA.
The Freezelandians are renowned for their upbeat sense of humour, which can often be difficult to understand to the more unfamiliar tourists. Joking on almost any topic would be welcomed, although even mild racism is not appreciated by the majority.
Most Freezelandian penguins are quite happy for friendly jibes regarding the Freezelandian love of Cream Soda and speaking gibberish. However, any jokes regarding Khanzem, in which most of the High Penguins were enslaved to make orange juice, could in some instances cause a similar amount of offence as joking about the Great Darktonian Pie War. Orange juice is forbidden by law anywhere in Freezeland. Getting caught with orange juice usually results in a 500 Fyro fine, seizure of the carton, and a long scolding in Penguinian.
Freezeland has at least one school in each village. Education is very important in Freezeland, for all penguin parents want to have successful children. For a long time, many penguins had to go to South Pole City or the expensive universities in Mhic Lionnai and Frostborough.
Public school start in year one, and end in year seven. Secondary begins in year eight, and ends in year thirteen.
Linguistic politics can be quite an issue in Freezeland. The official languages are Freezelandian English, Penguinian (Norwegian), and Valnorian. Students may receive education in any of these languages, though they are required to choose another to learn starting in Year 5. The government offers services in these three languages, and also in Srootish in the southern parts of Snowbourne. Srootish is the fourth most common language in Freezeland, though due to poor documentation, many dialects, and disputes over linguistic classification, it is not considered official. Irish (Gaelic) is spoken by some penguins.
At the last census:
- 86% of penguins claimed English fluency, 45% Penguinian fluency, 16% Valnorian fluency, 3% Srootish fluency.
- 61% of penguins used English primarily, 30% Penguinian, 8% Valnorian, 1% Srootish.
- 55% of penguins spoke English as their native language, 31% Penguinian, 10% Valnorian, 1% Srootish
- Hello - Hei!
- Good Bye - God Bye!
- Yes - Ja
- No - Ingen
- How are you? - Hvordan er du?
- I am fine - Jeg er fin.
- Thank You - Tak Degg
- Your Welcome - Din Mottakelse
- Fishing - Å fisking
- Water - Vann
- Ice - Is
- Freezeland - Frysland
- Antarctica - Antarktis
1 - These refer to Nynorsk and Bokmal, the two main dialects of Norwegian.
Aer Frysland is the national carrier of Freezeland, and is 45% nationalized and held up to 30% of Freezeland's transportation business. Aer Frysland planed to expand operations from Freezeland and the USA to possibly Land of Flystar55555 and a few other Free Republics.
Public Transport is common, with Busses, trains, airplanes, and trams being the most common methods of transportation across the country or to a different city. In the cities, however, almost everyone has a car. Despite the name, it is not owned by the federal or provincial governments, for the most part it is privatised but in some cities there are private-public operations and in a few cities it was owned by the city itself.
Buses are a common method of transportation in the city, but you'd be hard pressed to find one in the countryside. Buses are relatively cheap, though cross-country buses cost quite a lot.
Trains are the most common transport method in the country, other than waddling and biking. Trains can get you anywhere in the country. Every city has a railway station. Whistle stops are very common.
Cars aren't commonly used in Freezeland, with only one out of nine penguins owning a car in the major cities, and an even smaller number of penguins owning a car in the countryside. Freezeland drives on the left, the only country in mainland Antarctica to drive on the left, though some have suggested that Freezeland switch to driving on the right like the rest of the continent.
Airplanes are the least common transport. There are a select few airports scattered around the free republic, but most are either located in big cities or rural areas, on privately owned land.
Modern technology is often ignored in most counties of Freezeland, but in other counties, it is very common. New technology is constantly being invented here, though their inventions are always cheap copies of ancient toilets and plush toys. Such inventors of objects include Foldy.
Computers are slowly getting more popular in Freezeland. The Doors family of products was banned for supposedly messing up the mainframe server with several viruses, though this happened because it was not really Doors, the computers were actually Penguin OS computers! Penguin OS was officially the main operating system in Freezeland, with Peach OS Z closely behind. Neverless, the Doors OSes were more popular, and most penguins with computers moved out so they could have Doors.
The internet is a lot slower than other places, as it takes over 9,000 hours to download a 1 byte file, but internet there is not metered, so you can have unlimited bandwidth there.
Eventually, the Internet bandwidth rate is determined to be only somewhat slower than other places, according to statistics from MAI research agencies.
Cellular and phone
Cell phones are not very common, but some business-penguins and teenagers have them. Cell phones are far less advanced than USA ones, but they often are cheaper in price and minutes if you are a pay-as-you-go customer.
Landline phones however, are included standard with every home. If you do not pay for a phone provider, you can still dial 999.
Providers for phones include:
- Harp Seals
- Fish (ocean)
- Lonely Traveler Ghost - On the swamp-marshes
- Mwa Mwa Penguins
- Manny Peng
- Mabel. Not only is she a villain, she had an eviction order and was forbidden to cross the borders into the nation.
- Orca Whales
- Leopard Seals
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