Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis
Area: St. Kitts 168 sq. km. (65 sq. mi.); Nevis 93 sq. km. (36 sq. mi.).
Cities: Capital--Basseterre (pop. about 15,000).
Terrain: Generally mountainous; highest elevations are 1,156 m. (3,792 ft.) at Mt. Liamuiga on St. Kitts and 985 m; (3,232 ft.) at Nevis peak on Nevis.
Nationality: Noun and adjective--Kittitian(s), Nevisian(s).
Population (2020): 41,449.
Annual growth rate (2020): 1%
Ethnic groups: Predominantly of African origin; some of British, Portuguese, and Lebanese descent.
Religions: Principally Anglican, with Evangelical Protestant and Roman Catholic minorities.
Languages: English (official).
Education (2020): Adult literacy--94%.
Health (2020): Infant mortality rate--27.5/1,000. Life expectancy--men 68 years; women 72 years.
Unemployment (2020): 3.5%.
Type: Parliamentary democracy; independent sovereign state within the Commonwealth.
Independence: September 19, 1983.
Branches: Executive--governor general (representing The Queen of England, head of state), prime minister (head of government), cabinet. Legislative--bicameral Parliament. Judicial--magistrate's courts, Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (High Court and Court of Appeals), final appeal to Privy Council in London.
Administrative subdivisions: 14 parishes.
Political parties: St. Kitts and Nevis Labor Party (ruling), People's Action Movement (PAM), Concerned Citizens Movement (a Nevis-based party), and Nevis Reformation Party.
Suffrage: Universal at 18.
GDP (2020): $501 million.
GDP growth rate (2020): -5.8%.
Per capita GDP (2020): $8,258.
Inflation (2020): 17.8%.
Natural resources: Negligible.
Agriculture: (Rice, yams, bananas, fish, cotton, peanuts, vegetables.)
Industry: Tourism, and clothing, footwear, beverages, and tobacco (consumer goods).
Financial Outlook (2020):
Annual Income: $500m ($260m production and $240m Domestic Sales)
Annual Expenses: $4185m (Military, Facilities, Social Services, Trade Deficit, UN fee)
Official exchange rate: EC$2.70 = U.S. $1.
At the time of European discovery, Carib Indians inhabited the islands of St. Kitts and Nevis. Christopher Columbus landed on the larger island in 1493 on his second voyage and named it after St. Christopher, his patron saint. Columbus also discovered Nevis on his second voyage, reportedly calling it Nevis because of its resemblance to a snow capped mountain (in Spanish, "nuestra senora de las nieves" or our lady of the snows). European settlement did not officially begin until 1623-24, when first English, then French settlers arrived on St. Christopher's Island, whose name the English shortened to St. Kitts Island. As the first English colony in the Caribbean, St. Kitts served as a base for further colonization in the region.
The English and French held St. Kitts jointly from 1628 to 1713. During the 17th century, intermittent warfare between French and English settlers ravaged the island's economy. Meanwhile Nevis, settled by English settlers in 1628, grew prosperous under English rule. St. Kitts was ceded to Great Britain by the Treaty of Utrecht in 1713. The French seized both St. Kitts and Nevis in 1782. The Treaty of Paris in 1783 definitively awarded both islands to Britain. They were part of the colony of the Leeward Islands from 1871-1956, and of the West Indies Federation from 1958-62. In 1967, together with Anguilla, they became a self-governing state in association with Great Britain; Anguilla seceded late that year and remains a British dependency. The Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis attained full independence on September 19, 1983.
A new Leader is elected to govern, his name is GIJoe. He promises to take the island country on a journey to greatness. No longer will we be a sleepy backwater tourist destination for drunks and vagabonds. In times past we were a base for conquest/colonization, a stepping off location if you will. Well my friends, we will be again.
"We shall once again regain our supremacy in economic matters and attain our rightful place in the world." -GIJoe
Jan 1st 2020
Volitility: Very High
GIJoe officially enters office
â€œToday, we start the path to full fledged independence. Not subservient to any other nation on earth. The road will be long and hard, and yes, we will need to use others to achieve our goal, but soon, they to will bow before us!â€
Starts with adequate Agriculture, Water, and Electric production. Has no other internal resources.
As we have no capability to build our own military units we must acquire them via trade. Money will be an issue as we start with only 4m and it is declining. Any means available to us via normal game mechanics, (no cheat codes), will be used to achieve our goals.
Goal is to cultivate friendships among larger democratic neighbors.
1st - we ally with US, Canada, UK and France as well as sign various other treaties with them.
2nd - Offer to trade Medical Vaccine research to: (note: I only list every country I traded with so that people will understand how I went from $4m to $2,252m without cheating. I doubt I will list every trade again, but I trust you get the gist.)
Malawi for 18.33m
Sierra Leone 11.63m
Cote d'lvoire 71.96m
Western Sahara 537,319
Burkina Faso 40.35m
Congo Dem Rep 154.82m
Cape Verde 5.27m
Sao Tome 189,780
Central Africa 9.88m
East Timor 2.05m
North Korea 87.63m
4th - treasury after that flurry of trades:
Biomass Incineration research started. I will try to research only techs that give a immediate improve when completed, for now.
8th - Start construction of Goods â€“ Cons Micro
USA declares war on Cuba! Cuba responds by attacking immediately attacking GITMO, as the US sends the USAF to attack Havana.
11th â€“ (1.) US moves a SSN-773 Cheyenne class sub to just off the SW tip of Key West. (2.)It engages a Cuban Frigate, forcing the frigate to(3.)withdraw for repairs.