New Ilocos

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Republic of New Ilocos

Republika ti Nueva Ilocos (Ilocano)
Republika na Nueva Ilocos (Chamorro)
República de Nueva Ilocos (Spanish)
Flag of New Ilocos
Motto: Wayawaya, Talna, Panagbacnang
(English: Liberty, Peace, and Prosperity)
Anthem: Nailian a Kanta ti Nueva Ilocos
(English: National Anthem of New Ilocos)
and largest city
San Isidro
Official languages Ilocano
Recognised regional languages Carolinian
Demonym(s) Nuevano
Government Federal parliamentary constitutionalrepublic
• President
Felipe Takahashi
Belinda Agbayani
Carlos Wagner
Agustin Taitano
Legislature National Sovereign Commission
Supreme Chamber
People's Council
from Spain
• Part of the Spanish East Indies
• Siege of Taotao
August 13-18, 1898
• Declaration of Independence
August 18, 1898
• Japanese occupation
• Current constitution
July 30, 1944
Currency New Ilocano peseta
Date format dd-mm-yyyy
Driving side left
Internet TLD .ni

New Ilocos, officially the Republic of New Ilocos is an archipelagic country in Pacific Ocean. It is located approximately 6,000 km east of the Philippines. It shares its maritime borders with the Bonin Island of Japan in the north, the Marshall Islands in the east, the US territories of Guam and Northern Mariana Islands in the west, and Federated State of Micronesia in the south. The country has population of approximately 52 million people, making it the TBDth most populous country in Oceania and TBDth in the world with area of TBD km2, it's the TBDth largest country in the region, just after TBD. The capital and largest city of the country is San Isidro.

New Ilocos is a federal parliamentary constitutional republic with a bicameral National Sovereign Commission as its supreme legislature. It is divided into two chambers: Supreme Chamber (upper house) and People's Council (lower house). The President is the head of state while the Prime Minister is the head of government. The President and Prime Minister are elected through popular vote. The country has 30 islands and four of the islands are larger in terms of area: San Isidro, Nueva Carolina, Nueva Marianas, and El Salvador. New Ilocos is divided into 16 federal states and all of them have political and cultural diversity.

New Ilocos has a rich pre-colonial history, with the indigenous Chamorro and Carolinian peoples living on the island for centuries. In the late 16th century, Spanish explorers arrived in the region and claimed the island for the Spanish Crown. The islands was known as Las Hermanas as its old name during the Spanish period. During the Philippine Revolution, many Ilocanos migrated to Las Hermanas to protect themselves against the Spaniards and they brought their own culture, traditions, and customs with them, and played a significant role in shaping the identity of New Ilocos. After the Spanish-American war of 1898, the Spaniards attempted to sold Las Hermanas to the Germans or Americans, but they failed because the Spaniards lost to the revolutionaries in the Siege of Taotao at the same year. Las Hermanas declared independence in August 18, 1898 but renamed into New Ilocos due to the influx of Ilocanos in the island. Despite New Ilocos being uncolonized after the independence, the German and Japanese migrated to the island in early 20th century due to the colonization of the neighboring islands surrounding the country at that time. New Ilocos conquered by the Japanese during the Second World War and the country had faced challenges such as food shortage and heavy military presence. The country restored its government after the surrender of the Japanese. It experienced economic boom from 1950's until 1970's, referring as the "Golden Age of New Ilocos" by improving the infrastructure, transportation, and social services. New Ilocos continue to become one of the richest country in Oceania until the present day.


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