Columbia

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Motto: "Columbia, March!
Anthem: "Under the Blue and Yellow Flag"
CapitalDuis (de facto)
Largest cities (same as above)
Official languages
Demonym Columbian
Type Supranational state
Member states
Leaders
 -  President of the Council of Columbia Judia Lykos
 -  Chancellor of Columbia Felix Istvan
Legislature  - Columbian Council
 - Parliament
Formation
 -  Treaty of Duis 31 December 1949 
 -  Treaty of Staufen 1 January 1971 
Area
 -  Total 4,324,782 km2
1,669,808 sq mi
 -  Water (%) 3.08
Population
 -  2015 estimate 524,890,134 (3rd)
 -  Density 115.8/km2
300.9/sq mi
GDP (PPP) 2015 estimate
 -  Total $23.892 trillion (1sta)
 -  Per capita $45,518 (16tha)
GDP (nominal) 2015 estimate
 -  Total $20.112 trillion (1sta)
 -  Per capita $38,316 (19tha)
Gini (2010)30.4
medium
HDI (2011)Increase 0.910
very high · 10th
Currency
Time zone WET
 -  Summer (DST) WEST (UTC+1)
CEST (UTC+2)
EEST (UTC+3)
Internet TLD .cu
Website
europa.eu
a. If considered as a single entity.

Columbia, officially the Columbian Union (CU) (sometimes referred to as the Columbian Federation) is a supranational federation of 14 member states that are located primarily in Europe. The union is governed by the Council of Columbia, which serves as the executive branch. The Columbian Parliament passes all of the union's laws, and is elected every four years by the citizens of the CU, but is answerable to the Council of Columbia and the Union Commission.

History[edit]

Pre-1949: Proposal[edit]

1949-1963: Columbian Community[edit]

1970s: Staufen Treaty[edit]

1975-1988: Creation[edit]

1988-present[edit]

Culture[edit]

The culture of Columbia is extremely diverse, featuring over 100 ethnic groups. However, Columbian culture stems from a "common cultural heritage". The source of this common background is largely attributed to Delian antiquity, dating back almost fifty thousand years, and continued to expand during the Enlightenment, the development of Humanism, and the adoption of social democracy.

Columbia is often described as the cradle of Western culture, yielding the original ideas of democracy, humanism, and progressivism, setting it apart from

Religion[edit]






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Religious groups of Abbasid as of 2010.

  Dodekatheism (41.5%)
  Christian (24.3%)
  Atheist/Agnostic (20.0%)
  Muslim (7.9%)
  Other (6.3%)

Article 15 of Columbia's constitution states: "secularism, social equality, equality before law shall be upheld", effectively banning the establishment of an official religion. The citizen population is 41.5% Dodekatheist (including Andalusian folk religion), constituting the largest religious group in Columbia, although the proportion falls to 39.2% when the non-national population is included. Christians make up 24.3%, Atheists/Agnostics 20.0% and Muslims 7.8%.

Polls taken in 2013 show that, of Columbia's population, 72% of those stated that religion played no role in their daily lives at all, 12% said religion played a minor role in their lives, while only 6% stated that religion played an important role in their lives. The remainder either declined to answer, or were unsure. This shows a major change in the Columbian population, with a sharp decrease of those who held religion to a higher priority in their lives.

Dodekatheism is considered the "religion of Columbia" with strong ties to the Columbian identity and promotion of Humanism and tolerance, which are key to Columbian philosophy.

Sport[edit]

Symbols[edit]

Legal system[edit]

Courts of Justice[edit]

Human rights[edit]

As stated in Articles I-1 and I-2, the Union is based on common values, namely:

Columbian states also declare that the following principles prevail in their society:

Economy[edit]

Currency[edit]

Monetary union[edit]

Central Columbian Bank[edit]

Energy[edit]

Infrastructure[edit]

Geography[edit]

States[edit]

Enviorment[edit]

Government and Politics[edit]

Columbian Union
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This article is part of a series on the
politics and government
of the Columbian Union

Columbian elections[edit]