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The Republic of New England is a small nation located on the North American continent, along the north Atlantic Ocean. Gaining its independence after seceding from the United States of America, the Republic places emphasis on central government, democracy and trade.
Despite its small size, New England has a large population and trading fleet. Several major ports such as Boston and Providence no doubt have to do with this, but the entire economy of New England is good. Many farms and shops produce goods for overseas sale, and many other produce supplies to keep those people equipped.
The seas and their trade routes are New England's lifeblood, and to take them away would annihilate them faster than any war. Because of this vulnerability, New England has built up a considerable navy to protect its foreign investments. This has come at the price of a army of any significant size, and so New England fears any war with Great Britain or the U.S.A.
It seeks to establish alliances with powerful nations, to use them as a supplier of bodies in case of war. While no official alliances have yet been made, France is particularly closely afflicted with New England, and this is enough to save them from war for now.
The government at the national level had three branches. There is the Executive branch, which consist of the President and his advisors. The president has considerable power and ricals congress in importance. The first president was Harrison Otis, who was elected in 1815. His main goals involved building up the economy, establishing diplomatic relations, and building a trading empire.
The legislative branch is the Governmental Council, which is in turn split into the High Council and the Lower Council. The High Council contains two representatives from each state, while the Lower Council has one representative for every 50,000 citizens in a state. The Governmental Council has many powers, and since they are mainly one party, can override the Presidential veto usually when one is given. This has led to an imbalance of power, where the Council simply overrides any decision the president makes they don't like. The president has long had a rivalry with the Council as a result, trying to find ways to cheat them.
The last and least important is the Judicial branch. They, the High Council, are simply a higher form of the courts already in place. Unlike in the US, where they can declare a law void, in New England they could only act as a higher place of judgment than lower courts.