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Empire of Alaska
Timeline: Rule, Britannia!

OTL equivalent: Alaska, Yukon, British Columbia
Flag of Alaska (Rule, Britannia!)
Flag of Alaska

Motto
Sila cherez svobodu (Russian)
("Strength through freedom")

Anthem "Alaska the Great"
Capital New Archangel
Largest city Vladimirgrad
Other cities Suvorovgrad, Kirilgrad, Aleksandrgrad, New Novgorod
Language
  official
 
Russian
  others English, Polish, Ukrainian, Belarusian
Religion
  main
 
none at federal level
  others Orthodox Christianity, Western Catholicism, Eastern Catholicism, Islam
Ethnic Groups
  main
 
Russian/Alaskan
  others Ukrainian, Polish, Belarusian, American, Asian, Black, Mixed, Other
Demonym Britannic
Government Federal parliamentary constitutional monarchy
  legislature National Assembly of Alaska
Emperor Cyril II
  Royal house: Romanov
Prime Minister Viktor Turov
Currency Alaskan dollar
Time Zone UTC -7/-8/-9/-10/-11
Internet TLD .ak

Alaska, officially the Empire of Alaska, is a nation in northwestern Atlantis. It shares land borders with Keewatin to the east and the United States to the south. Across the Bering Strait lies Russia, the nation which formerly ruled Alaska.

Although it had been occupied for thousands of years by indigenous peoples, from the 18th century onward, European powers considered the territory of Alaska ripe for exploitation and trade. Alaska was the center of the Russian-Atlantean War. This war heightened sectionalist tendencies in what was then Russian Atlantis. In the 1860s and 70s, rebellions against Russian occurred across Alaska, and in 1877 Tsar Alexander II named his younger son Vladimir the first Emperor of Alaska. However, Alaska continued to be an absolute monarchy in the Russian form until the Alaskan Revolution of 1906-07. It coincided with massive upheaval in Russia. Sergei Rachmaninoff was elected first Prime Minister of Alaska. The 1906 Revolution also marked the creation of the Second Alaskan Constitution and the creation of the National Assembly.

Today, Alaska is a federal parliamentary democracy and a constitutional monarchy, with Cyril II and Viktor Turov as the Emperor and Prime Minister respectively. It is one of the world's most ethnically diverse and multicultural nations, the product of large-scale immigration from many countries, with a population of approximately ??? as of December 2014. Its advanced economy is one of the largest in the world, relying chiefly upon its abundant natural resources and well-developed trade networks. Alaska's long and complex relationship with the United States has had a significant impact on its economy and culture.

Alaska is a developed country and one of the wealthiest in the world. It ranks among the highest in international measurements of government transparency, civil liberties, quality of life, economic freedom, and education, and stands among the world's most educated countries – ranking second worldwide in the number of adults having tertiary education with 51% of adults having attained at least an undergraduate college or university degree. Alaska's participation in economic international and intergovernmental institutions or groupings includes the G8 (Group of Eight); the Group of Ten (economic); the Group of Twenty (G-20 major economies); and the Atlantean Free Trade Agreement. Alaska's alliances include the Pacific-Asian Treaty Organization (PATO).

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