Long ago, Fox News 7 was an uninhabited land and there was no sign of civilization. On the west side of the continent it was mountainous, in the south it was endless deserts, and in the southeast it was filled with tropical jungles. Then one day, a group of islanders came on a ship and landed on the east coast. These people, calling themselves Dwyllnians (alternately “Dwellers”), established the city of “The Jungle.” Soon after, groups of people began to feel oppressed by the “tyrannical” governmental regime. A group of citizens decided to migrate to the “manmade” peninsula of the continent for a better life. There was an internal disagreement within the group and two factions emerged, resulting in the creation of Pandamoneeum, occupying the northern half of the peninsula, and the other faction joining the Christianic Tatorship, occupying the south.
In a Galaxy Far Far Away...
Modern Peppermince originated from a theocracy after settlers that broke away from a main group in central Fox News 7 settled in the western part of the desert. This settlement was called Tranquil Sands, and was the largest of many breakaway settlements throughout the desert. The settlements were all visited by one tribe on the northeastern edge of the desert that traded with other regions, then traveled throughout the desert, trading those goods again. Annual celebrations were held, including traders from other regions. As the small settlement of Tranquil Sands expanded, it retained its strong culture. A group of Pepperminceans traveled to Savaje State and assimilated into their culture. The tribal setting of the desert developed into cities. Tranquil Sands became the government theocratic seat of what became Peppermince. The government changed again, into a democracy. Set boundaries were established throughout Fox News 7 and countries from other continents settled there. Diamonds were found in two parts of Peppermince, and Tranquil Sands developed into a primate city.
Peppermince is now a religion-based socialist democracy. It originated from a theocracy and retained the religion-based government. Originally a theocratic monarchy, the rulers were descended from Janxia, an early ruler who wrote their religious book. As time passed, the righteous ruler realized that the monarchy was creating unrest in the country. She traveled undercover throughout the country and observed the citizens, then chose the best candidates from each region to become the representatives of the government. This form of representative democracy pleased the citizens, who felt much better represented as soon as the change was announced, despite it not having occurred yet. After a very lengthy process, the new representatives were settled into the castle, and with the guidance of the old ruler, Favria, and the wisdom in Janxia’s book, began to work.
Jansphinxurians strive to help others and must learn to read. This has caused cities that follow Jansphinxury to be clean and fairly rich. They cannot eat artificially created foods because that would cause them to be out of tune with the waves and nature. Wedding dresses must be red, the color of stones that line the bottom of Silver-Tipped Lake. There are really no other clothing restrictions. The rulers of the original monarchy have noses that are hard and the color of a penguin's beak. it is believed that penguins are the messengers of the waves and their coming marks a great event. Every now and then, they wash up on the beach and are worshipped and treated with the utmost reverence. Jansphinxury provides rules on how Peppermince should be governed, proving to be key in the government's life, lasting throughout the governmental change.
The current technological, social, and economical position of Peppermince most likely places it in stage 4, drive to maturity, of Rostow’s Modernization model. The country has already experienced a political change and regional growth. The country never really experienced industrial growth because of the strict environmental laws and form of government, and it is definitely diverse. It hasn’t quite become less reliant on imports yet because it is in a desert and its economy is based off of its diamonds. Compared to Wallerstein’s World Systems Theory, Pepeprmince would most likely be part of the core. They specialize in light industry and diamonds. The cities are also very clean and well established despite the poor economy.
In Peppermince, man has impacted the environment negatively, but the impact isn’t large. The continent of Fox News 7 tries to be environmentally friendly, and Peppermince in particular does. Since citizens live in the desert and the mountains, desertification at the edge of the desert is a problem, but not a currently threatening one. Peppermince’s government makes sure to do pass laws that are good for the environment.
Not long after the nation-states were established, various issues resulted in a massive outflow of migrants throughout Fox News 7. Most of these migrants converged in the center of the continent, founding the settlement # (pronounced “pound”). The only group of migrants not to join the new community were the deaf Stupidiots, who wandered south, into northern Dwyllnia. Today, # is a culturally diverse collective well known for taking neutral stances on every conflict. Historically, #ers have been known to be merchants and traders, spreading goods and more importantly, maps, throughout the continent. None of the original six states officially recognize # as another state, and thus, was excluded from the continent’s supranational organization, Megastates United For Future IntracoNtinental Security (MUFFINS). Technically Peppermince owns the rights to the land that # occupies.