Libertas Omnium Maximus
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|The Federal Republic of Libertas Omnium Maximus|
Motto: “Semper et deinceps, semper supra!”
Ever Onward, Ever Upward!
Anthem: “We shall march (Ever Onward)”
|Official languages||Latin (written), English (spoken and written)|
|Ethnic groups (2018)||74.5% Caucasian|
|Demonym||Libertas Omnium Maximusian|
|Government||Federal Presidential Constitutional Republic|
• Secretary of State
|Vox Rigionum of Congress|
|Vox Populi of Congress|
• Iustitian Fascist State
• Maximusian Republic
|545,650 km2 (210,680 sq mi)|
• Water (%)
• 2018 estimate
|109/km2 (282.3/sq mi)|
|GDP (PPP)||2018 estimate|
• Per capita
|Currency||Maximusian Dollar (MXD)|
|Time zone||Maximusian National Time (UTC-1)|
|Drives on the||right|
The Republic of Libertas Omnium Maximus, commonly referred to by its acronym, L.O.M., is one of many member states of the International Democratic Union, having joined in July of 2017. It is comprised of 15 Provinces located in Eastern Hespia. Libertas Omnium Maximus is a Federal Presidential Constitutional Republic led by President Lucas Brown.
The Nation itself was officially recognized as a sovereign entity in 1802 after 10 years of civil war with the larger nation, Valahandia. It was briefly structured as a fascist oligarchy until a successful coup d'état, led by Michael Chaucer, re-established the nation as a federal republic in 1837. This change of government was followed by period of expansion and social change in the coming century. Since then the nation has grown in size, population, and international respect and is considered to be a world leader by most. Libertas Omnium Maximus is led by the guiding principals of freedom, equity, and the right to live free of fear. It only borders one officially recognized nation, Laeral, directly to its north.
Libertas Omnium Maximus is a fiscally conservative nation, in direct contrast to many surrounding nations, and grants its citizens extensive political freedoms. Libertas Omnium Maximums is a highly developed nation that boasts a booming and diverse economy, producing both raw and fine goods. Additionally, It maintains a large military and is one of the few nations to posses a nuclear arsenal.
In 2017, Libertas Omnium Maximus appointed Daniel McRoy to be its first ambassador to the World Assembly, having been admitted to the WA in the same year. It has maintained its World Assembly membership continuously since then. Libertas Omnium Maximus was also a member-state of the IDU’s former International Affairs Committee.
- 1 Etymology
- 2 History
- 3 Geography
- 4 Politics
- 5 Economy
- 6 Demographics
- 7 Culture
The name Libertas Omnium Maximus, pronounced, Li-ber-tas Om-nee-um Max-im-us, is a supposed nonsensical translation of "The Greatest Freedom, Unity" from Latin to English. The phrase was coined by revolutionaries in 1836 and, after Libertas Omnium Maximus's conversion to a democratic form of government in 1837, was made the official name of the fledgling nation. An alternate translation has the phrase meaning "Freed and United", implying the nation to be one of free but united people. While there has been a great deal of debate amongst historians as to which was the intended meaning of "Libertas Omnium Maximus", no real consensus has ever been reached.
The official term used to refer to citizens of Libertas Omnium Maximus is "Libertas Omnium Maximusian", however, this is regularly abbreviated to simply "Maximusian". The two possible demonyms are now used interchangeably, with the latter version even occasionally appearing on official documents. Mistakenly, some individuals may use the demonym "Libertian" to refer to citizens of Libertas Omnium Maximus but this is not their proper demonym.
Pre-History and Antiquity
Archeological evidence suggests that humans first arrived in modern day Libertas Omnium Maximus as early as 5th century B.C., likely migrating south from parts of north-eastern Hespia. For the most part these people were nomadic until around the 3rd century B.C., when settlements did begin to be created. Historians believe that it was at this time that the early inhabitants of Libertas Omnium Maximus began cultivating the land and domesticating livestock, namely goats and sheep.
The first inhabitants of Libertas Omnium Maximus do not appear to have been particularly skilled architects, living mostly in thatch huts, however, historians credit them with having had a very good understanding of physics, making use of simple machines extensively to move large objects.
While there is no evidence that any form of large centralized government was established in any part of the territory now held by Libertas Omnium Maximus during this time, large tribes and small civilizations not only existed but were flouring by the 1st century B.C. Perhaps the most noteworthy of them were the Cruthesians, residing in what is now the Lyn River basin. The Cruthesians are credited as one of the first civilizations to develop large scale irrigation systems in the region, making use of the basin's fertile soil. Cruthesia, as their civilization has come to be known as, was plagued with civil unrest for nearly its entire existence, preventing any real centralized government from existing. By the 1st century A.D., Cruthesia was split apart into two dozen smaller tribes.
It would take an additional two centuries of fierce fighting between the tribes before another real civilization would be formed. This came with the unification of seven tribes under one banner, forming the Atello civilization in 360 A.D. The Attelo civilization managed to bring a surprising amount of territory under its control by amassing a huge army. Historical evidence suggests that at one point nearly 90% of Atteloite males between the age of 16 and 25 were actively serving in the military. The Atteloites made use of forged weaponry (namely bronze) and were incredibly successful in their campaigns, ultimately annexing not just the entire Novetan Peninsula region but much of the Inferior Plains. Although it was militarily the strongest of any civilization in the region, Attelo began to crumble from within as a result of resource mismanagement which led to mass-starvation throughout the area.
The Atello civilization was ultimately crushed when its capital city, Nyvos, was sacked and burned in 622 A.D. by Slivite forces. The Slivites began as a Crusthesian city-state that had developed into a full fledged civilization by this point. Slivites are recognized as being a socially advanced civilization for their time, enforcing a rigid hierarchy system and having a well structured government. With the acquisition of new territory, however, the Slivite social system underwent a massive shift. By the 750s the Slivite government had devolved into much smaller feudal states, drawn out civil wars and power struggles.
Historians mark 775 A.D. as being the official start of the region's "quiet era". It is called that not because there was any shortage of warfare and turmoil, but because there were very few events of significant historical consequence during this period, which would last until around 1250 A.D. There were very few technological advancements during this period as well. Instead, the quiet era is noteworthy for intense periods of conflict.
Perhaps the single most significant event of the quiet period occurred some time in the early fall of 1198 A.D. A large naval fleet hailing from Shen attempted to make landfall in what is today the Passarelle Province of Libertas Omnium Maximus. Historians agree that, at some point in early October of 1198, a massive hurricane pushed through the region and disabled the Shen fleet. This news traveled to some of the feudal states in the southern portion of the Lesser Plains, leading citizens to believe their land was divinely protected.
Colonial EraIn the year 1347 A.D, King Cesan III of Valahandia dispatched a small fleet led by famed explorer, Eldred Feorer, to circumnavigate the globe in hopes of in hopes of finding safe passage between Hespia and Catica. Unfortunately for the expedition, a storm in the Qiaodun Sea forced Foerer to lead his ships north, ultimately spotting the the beaches of Iustitia, the largest island off the south coast of modern day Libertas Omnium Maximus.
Two groups of settlers were sent in 1365 and 1367, respectively, to establish foothold settlements on the island. Landing in 1366, the first group established the Iustitia Settlement, located in the south-west of the island, while the second group, landing in 1268, established the smaller, Eoira Settlement on the southern tip of the island. The Eoira Settlement, however, did not survive the winter of 1370, with all of its inhabitants either dying of starvation or fleeing north to the Iustitia Settlement. In the same year 450 new settlers arrived in Iustitia, bringing with them the manpower to establish the Iustitia Settlement as a permanent fixture.
Over the next 22 years most of the focus in the region went into building up the Iustitia Settlement into a functioning port. This allowed the Valahandian government to have a middle point between their primary trade partner, Shen, and the mainland. However, various small scale expeditions were also conducted, successfully mapping most of the island of Iustitia and uncovering the mainland of modern day Libertas Omnium Maximus.
It was also around this time (Historians debate whether the precise year was 1392 or 1393 as Valahandian record keeping is notoriously bad) that the first encounter with natives occurred. It is stated that a small exploratory party landed their ship about three miles into the Lyn River delta, where they encountered four men on the beach who were wearing leather tunics what appeared to be rudimentary helmets, also made of leather. One of the rower's on the first small boat to go ashore would later write of the event:
"(Translated from Latin to English) It was the oddest spectacle. There, on the beach, stood four well armed men. They just stood there and watched our every movement. I didn't think about it then but this was probably the first time they had ever seen metal armor plating, which we were fully clad in."The expedition leader, who's first name has been lost to history but was of the Fylan family, famously cast down his spear upon disembarking the rowboat and shouted "I come in peace and ask you do the same." It would seem the natives, now known to be Cyntites, a small civilization based only in the Lyn River delta area, were able to understand Fylan and took him to their village. Over the course of the next four years the Valahandians and Cynites brokered a rudimentary non-aggression pact, with the Valahandians promising not to attack any Cynite settlements in exchange for the opportunity to freely explore the mainland without the fear of being attacked by the Cynites. Both parties would honor this pact until it's set expiration in 1450 A.D.
Later expeditions along the southern coast of modern-day Libertas Omnium Maximus would put Valahandian settlers in contact with at least 15 different small settlements. They made peace with all but one group, the Kestolians, who, in 1412, attacked an expeditionary landing party, killing most of the Valahandian explorers. The Valahandians, in response, sent a large armed group back to the location of the fight, ordering them to exterminate the Kestolians. This event would come to be known as the Kestolo Massacre, seeing the death of over 120 natives. This would be the only armed altercation between the Valahandians and the natives for over 200 years.
By the 1450s almost all of the island of Iustitia had been settled and many of the colony's key ports were beginning to see international traffic. Several costal settlements had been established on the mainland at this time, mostly serving as outposts for loggers and trappers. For the first time since its discovery, the colony was beginning to turn a profit. In less than 70 years the Iustitia colony, now known as "The Port of Iustitia", had developed into a full fledged harbor town. It acted as a major checkpoint for most trans-promethean voyages and was quickly developing into one of the wealthiest settlements on the south coast of Hespia. At the same time, the Iustitia colony began exporting goods on a large scale. Primarily this took the form of lumber and sugar, with sugarcane growing exceptionally well in the fertile soil of Iustitia Island. This was accompanied by an influx of workers from the mainland of Valahandia, resulting in a massive population boom throughout the latter half of the 15th century.
By 1529 the Iustitia Colony was the wealthiest colony in Valahandian Empire. Major cities were beginning to pop up all around the island (with an increasing number of smaller settlements being founded on the mainland) and standards of living in Iustitia were better even then on the mainland. The Governor of Iustitia at the time, Lord Seamus O'Donnell, even went as far as to famously write that the Iustitia Colony was "paradise in this unforgiving world" in a letter to his fiancée.
Back in Valahandia, however, living conditions were beginning to degrade rapidly. By the 1540s, Valahandia was on the verge of bankruptcy after a series of costly and ill-advised wars fought over trade routes in the Olympic Sea. To add insult to injury, a smallpox epidemic broke out in 1547. This resulted in a second, much larger influx of Valahandian citizens to the Iustitia Colony, desperate to flee the cramped and diseased streets of the mainland. With the migrants came a thus far unprecedented number of craftsmen and skilled workers, leading to a brief golden age of technical innovation in the colony lasting from 1550 to 1580.
In 1581 a Maximusian expedition along the coastline of modern day Libertas Omnium Maximus uncovered the narrow island know today as Bjeorg. Seeing as it's soil was relatively fertile, subsequent voyages were underwent to establish the island of Bjeorg as a separate Valahandian colony, resulting in the establishment of the Bjeorg Colony. This colony would only last until 1614 when the residents of Bjeorg, seeking more economic independence from the mainland, declared themselves independent from Valahandia and established the Bjeorgite Republic. Desperate to maintain what remained of their crumbling empire, the Valahandians launched a Iustitia-based assault on the territory in the summer of 1615, beginning the six year war that would come to be known as the Bjeorgite War of Establishment. This was the first large-scale offensive involving Iustitian Colonists. After the Valahandian forces were repelled by the Bjeorgites in 1617, Valahandian forces, fearing a similar event in Iustitia, tripled their military presence in the Iustitia Colony.
By the late 1600s, the Valahandian mainland has been reduced to an eighth of its peak size by countless revolts and foreign invasion. The once sprawling empire held only one remaining holding, the Iustitia Colony, having lost all of their holdings in the western hemisphere as a result of the Treaty of Ralston. Nearing collapse, the Kingdom of Valahandia withdrew all but a single garrison of troops from the Iustitia Colony in order to better secure the mainland.
>>>All History beyond this point is considered to be non-canonical.<<<
Overtime the once mighty Kingdom of Valahandia began to weaken. It’s borders were being overrun by savages, who ransacked and pillaged Valhandian villages. The Island of Iustitia however, continued to thrive due to to its isolated position. The leaders of Iustitia soon realized that it was only a matter of time until the Kingdom was destroyed. The Iustitians decided to break with Valahandia in order to avoid going down with the kingdom when it inevitably collapsed. King Morvaan II would not agree to loose his wealthiest region.
In the year of 1798, King Morvaan led his naval armada against the fishing vessels of the Iustitians. After more than 3 days of intense, ship to ship, conflict, King Morvaan II was vanquished by a group of elite Iustitian marines, who snuck board Morvaan’s ship, the Coquerer and stabbed him to death as he attempted to leap overboard. Disheartened and leaderless, the Valhandian armada turned tail and fled. The Iustitians had won the day.
After 4 additional years of diplomatic negotiations and some skirmishing between Iustitia and Valahandia, Queen Galhawendel, Morvaan II’s daughter, agreed to allow Iustitia to operate as an independent state. The Nation was led by a oligarchical group of elders called “The Wisdom.” They held unchecked, absolute power.
>>>In 1820, the newly formed Iustitian government purchased<<<
Very few Iustitians were approved of The Wisdom from the start, and more and more citizens began to resent The Wisdom when they declared themselves to be “supreme descendants of God.” However, The Wisdom continued to rule Iustitia until May 10, 1836, when a mob of revolutionaries stormed The Wisdom’s palace and killed four of the elders. The leader of the coup, Michael Chaucer declared himself “president” and attempted to establish a democratic government immediately after.
Some of The Wisdom’s supporters attempted to retake the palace on two occasions that year however both were unsuccessful. On September 7th, 1837, after months of civil war, Chaucer was democraticly elected by a popular vote of the people to be Iustitia’s first president. The revolutionaries had taken the day and while likely in a euphoric (and reportedly intoxicated) state they burned the palace to the ground. Historians see the burning of the Palace as being one of the most symbolically significant acts in Maximusian History.
On September 17, 1837, the name Iustitia was removed from all official plaques, ledgers, documents, pamphlets, books, and anything else Chaucer’s compatriots could get their hands on. The nation was officially renamed Libertas Omnium Maximus and the Capital was moved to the small but quaint city of Litudinem, which was situated on the Lyn river. The old Iustitian Government was no more.
From roughly 1870-1962 Libertas Omnium Maximus went through what is often regarded as the nation's Golden Age. Over this 92 year period, Libertas Omnium Maximus grew and thrived as a nation. It's economy boomed to the gargantuan size that it is today. Huge strides in science were also made in this era. While famous chemists such as Pierre León and Paul Wilkins where developing their theories of how the universe functioned, engineers like Alfred Köln and Robert S. Fitzgerald were building combustion engines and developing motorcars. Crime rates were also particularly low during this period due to a low unemployment rate and relatively low poverty levels. This "Golden Age" came to a crashing halt in 1962 when rampant inflation and overvalued properties caused a market crash. It took until the late 1980's before this depression was overcome and the nation could rebound to Powerhouse nation that it is today.
Libertas Omnium is Spread out over three distinct land masses. The nation totals 545,650,000 sq km in size.Saxa Peninsula. The mainland shares the peninsula with Conternia. It is bordered on the south partially by the Strait of St. Peter and partially by the Chaucer Sea. To the west is the Feorer Bay. To its south sits Sentinel and Iustitia.
Directly to the mainland's south sits Iustitia. Iustitia is situated in the northern part of Agrimai Ocean and is an oval shaped island. To the islands west is the Duncan Sea. To its north lies the Tithæ Passage.
To Iustitia's east lies Sentinel, a slightly larger and more oblong island. To Sentinel's north is the Illnot Strait. To the island's west is the Duncan Sea. To Sentinel's south is the Agrimai Ocean. East of the island is Feorer Bay.
TopographyThe Island of Iustitia has relatively rugged terrain. The Island has a maximum elevation of 9,011 feet and an average height of 300 feet above sea level. The Island of Sentinel is comprised heavily of cliff faces, many reaching over 4,000 feet above sea level.
Libertas Omnium Maximus has a temperate, costal climate. All regions of The Libertas Omnium Maximus experience four distinct seasons. The spring and fall lasts slightly less time than the winter and summertime. The Mainland of LOM experiences slightly more moderate temperatures than the two islands. This is due to the fact that the breezes and intense winds produced by the ocean do not often reach The dense forests of the Mainland.
The two Islands experience much less rain than the Mainland. With this said, all of Libertas Omnium Maximus experiences a few months in the winter where they receive high levels of precipitation. This usually comes in the form of snow or hail for the Mainland and light rain for the islands.
BiodiversityDue to its relatively large size, Libertas Omnium Maximus is filled with numerous species of flora and fauna. The many rivers, brooks, and streams of the mainland are populated by salmon, minows, trout, bass, and many species of fresh water fish. The anomalously colder temperature of these rivers however, prohibits the existence of many tropical fish or plants.
In the sea, hake, sole, tuna, anchovy, Whalefish, and several species of shark, among many other species of fish, can be found.The Mainland of LOM is heavily populated by coniferous forests in the southern and far-eastern regions. These eventually meld into evergreen forests in the northern regions. With expansive stretches of forest an astoundingly large number of creatures have room to thrive.
On the Western Border of LOM, up in the northern regions, Ibex, Black Bear, and Mountain Lions can also be found
The two Islands, due to their rugged composition, are home to more small species of creature including all manner of birds, rodents. The Islands are known for their pristine beaches.
Law and OrderLibertas Omnium Maximus has a cutting edge legal system. Currently, if a Maximusian Citizen is found guilty of committing a crime they will be fined or jailed according to the severity of their crime.This could be anywhere between $25 (1st offense speeding) and a Life sentence. With that said, an accused individual should hire a lawyer to represent them before a jury of their peers.
Any individual may appeal their case to a higher court. There are currently 3 levels of court, the County Court (The county where one lives), a Province Appellate Court (the province where one lives), and, finally, the High Court, based in Litudinem. All High Court decisions are final and are made by a group of 7 Judges, called "Justices". Although it is perfectly valid for an individual to appeal their case, all higher courts may choose not to hear the case.
The death penalty was outright banned in 2014 by the Maximusian Federal Legislature, and had been individually banned by every province since 2003. Corporal Punishment has not yet been baned by the Maximusian Legislature. With this said, every county in Libertas Omnium Maximus has made the punishment illegal, therfore, it is no longer in use. The only exclusion to this fact is for those convicted of treason. They are usually shot or hanged until dead.
Private Prisons are prolific in Libertas Omnium Maximus but must adhere to strict regulation regarding the treatment of prisoners. Approximately 21.3% of inmates in 2018 were held in a private prison.
The Libertas Omnium Maximus Government is devided into two distinct sections: The Fedral Government, and the Provincial Government. There are 15 Maximusian Provinces, each with their own provincial government. The provincial governments are in charge of raising taxes to support their own fire department, EMT service, and police force. The provincial governments are also charged with upholding justice in their province. The last duty of the provincial government is to make laws that will effect only their province. Those laws may directly appose that of the federal government. This gives the provincial governors, who are directly elected by their province, a large amount of power.
The Fedral Government is split into two sections, the Executive and Legislative branches. The Legislative Branch is bi-cameral, being split up into an upper and lower house, respectively, The Vox Regionum and the Vox Populi. The Vox Regionum is made up of 2 Delegates from each province. They are all directly elected by their respective provinces and serve 4 year terms. The Vox Populi consists of a certain number of Congressmen for each Province based on population, they are elected for 4 year terms. Both houses meet once per month (usually on the 29th) to ratify legislation which can be proposed any time by any Congressperson. Congress may meet behind closed doors to create a declaration of war or to create a new tax bill, however, they may open their doors to the public if they choose or are ordered to do so by the president. Congress’s main function is to collect Fedral income taxes, make declarations of war, ratify legislation, and, if nesssary, vote to impeach the president.
The Executive branch, which consists of the president, his/her cabinet, and his/her advisors, are in charge of commanding the military of Libertas Omnium Maximus, signing off on legislation, which is required before it can pass and become a law, and serving as the nation’s figurehead. The branch is led, unsurprisingly, by the president, who essentially performs almost every duty of the executive branch to a degree. His advisors are essentially there for advice and support. The president is elected once every 4 years by an electoral college that is directly influenced by a popular vote. The president may serve as many terms as he/she can. In addition, the president may choose his own cabinet and advisors.
Foreign Relations and MilitaryLibertas Omnium Maximus has a relatively large military that consists of ground forces, a navy, a marine corps, a coast guard, and a small peacekeeping corps. Lauchenoiria, along with many other IDU forces in the Second Lauchenoirian Civil War, which began when numerous outside forces attempted to put an end to Suleman Chaher’s controversial coup d’etat and reinstate a Democratic government or oppose them. A total of approximately 5,300 Maximusian ground soldiers were deployed in Lauchenoiria throughout the duration of the campaign.
The conduct of one battalion, the 16th Army Battalion, in said conflict, was found by the Truth and Reconciliation Committee to have used overly aggressive tactics which endangered the lives of civilians during the 2nd Battle of Carville. An internal investigation is underway and Libertas Omnium Maximus has been required by the committee to pay the sum of 150,000,000 Sanctarian pounds to the Lauchenoirian government as reparation.
The Maximusian Government has diplomats in most international organizations. These include the International Democratic Union States Assembly, the World Assembly, and, formerly, the International Affairs Committee.
Trade and Energy
The Maximusian Economy is incredibly strong and relatively diverse. The economy is lead by the logging industry and fishing industry. Along with these, the textile and mining industries make up most of Libertas Omnium Maximus’s GDP. The farming of livestock, manufacturing of arms, furniture, and mechanical parts, make up effectively the rest of the economy’s output.
The Nation is powered by a great variety of sources including fossil fuels, along with nuclear power plants, solar energy, and wind farms. Nuclear power plants are the most common source of energy in Libertas Omnium Maximus. They make up nearly 72% of LOM’s energy production and, unlike in many other nations, there has yet to be a nuclear catastrophe in Libertas Omnium Maximus.
Libertas Omnium Maximus is a fairly diverse nation with many ethnicities represented. The predominant race (of which there are two distinguised ethnicities) present in LOM is Caucasian. Caucasians account for approximately 74.5% of the population. The two ethnicities that stem from Caucasian are Patria-Caucasian and Forus-Caucasian. Orientals make up 15% of the national population. Tenebris (Blacks), make up 3.5%. The remainder of the population is comprised of either smaller ethnic groups or mixed race individuals (2016 Census).
As of the 2018 census, 59.5 million people are residents of Libertas Omnium Maximus. At an average of 109 citizens per square kilometer, Libertas Omnium Maximus falls roughly in the middle of the spectrum for population density.
Public health insurance is minimal but effective in Libertas Omnium Maximus. The government runs several affordable healthcare services which cover those whose income bracket qualifies them. However, most healthcare is provided by the private sector, which does receive some government subsidization. Maternity leave lasts a minimum of two weeks, legally. The average Maximusian lives to be 82 for newborn girls and 80 for newborn boys. Most Maximusians live healthy lives and birth rate is relatively high. This guarantees a steady population growth in the future.
In Libertas Omnium Maximus, all citizens are required to go through 12 years of schooling. This schooling is provided by the taxpayers of LOM. All public schools are free to attend and adhere to universal teaching methods. After primary school, citizens may opt to go to privately funded colleges to receive an advanced degree and may move from there to specialist education academies such as a law or medical school.
Although 87.8% of Maximusians are Christian, no religion is mandatory for citizens in Libertas Omnium Maxiumus. In fact, religious freedom is guaranteed by the Maximusian Constitution. The church is also kept completely separate from the government. With this said, Christian ideology has sunk into the government to the deepest level. It is customary that a prayer to God for guidance be made before Congress begins any session. Christmas is a national Holiday.
Most Maximusians (61%) are a specific sect of Christianity know as Iustitian Protestantism. They hold that one God created all that is known and unknown and that Salvation from their sins can only be achieved by devotion to God through the scriptures. They hold that God made the world sinless in the beginning.
An approximate religious breakdown (2017 Census Bureau) has 84.5% of the population of Libertas Omnium Maximus practicing some form of Christianity (excluding Unitarian Universalism), 5.5% practicing a form of Minjian Faith, 2.75% practicing some form of Unitarian Universalism, 2.25% practicing a form of tribal religion, 3% other, and 2% atheist or agnostic (The census made no distinction).
As a general rule the further west in Libertas Omnium Maximus one goes, the more religious the people they will encounter will be. Rural areas are also more likely to have more religious individuals than urban areas.
Maximusians are, for the most part, deeply religious people and, as such, hold fairly conservative ideals relative to the region.
Abortion is illegal in all forms except for when the mother's life is directly threatened by the pregnancy or in cases or incest. In some specific cases women may be eligible to receive government funds for child care in situations of rape.
Homosexual acts are not illegal in LOM (since 2006) but are generally frowned upon by society. Homosexual marriage was legalized in 2014 following the Lana vs Iustitia Province case. It is currently illegal to discriminate someone for their sexual preference. Transgenderism is not recognized as a sexual preference and does not even legally exist in Libertas Omnium Maximus. An individual may not change the gender they were born with.
Recreational Drug use is strictly prohibited on the federal level. This has resulted in higher levels of illegal drug usage in many inner-cities but has been fairly successful at keeping drugs out of rural areas.
Maximusians have the right to own firearms under the regulation of the Maximusian Government. As of 2018 the only firearms not permitted are fully automatic weapons and explosive firearms (such as grenade launchers). The right to bear small arms is constitutionally assured by Article 4 of the Maximusian Constitution.
Recreation and Entertainment
In their leisure time, Maximusians have ample opportunity to enjoy themselves. Parks are all but omni-present in most Maximusian cities, offering residents a quick escape from the hassle of their work. Many individual townships may also have public pools and tennis courts for citizen's use. For longer excursions, ski resorts are very popular. Libertas Omnium Maximus also has more than enough forested and rugged terrain to offer an enjoyable hike or camping trip for all skill levels. The beaches in the south are world renowned for their beauty and attract people from all over the globe. Libertas Omnium Maximus also has a vibrant entertainment industry, producing hundreds of movies and TV shows a year. Live theaters and Cinemas are common fixtures in all cities and even the smallest towns.
Libertas Omnium Maximus has produced some of the best writers of all time. LOM's first universally recognized author, James Denver, was known for his brilliant satirical fiction and introspective pieces. His close friend, Janet Laurie, was also a celebrated author in her own right. She was one of the first women to gain national recognition for comedic pieces. Many of her comedies have been converted to plays and are regularly performed. They both wrote in the late 19th century. By the early 20th century a literary boom was taking place. Some of the best writing in the IDU was produced in this time by the Maximusians.
Traditional Maximusian food is seafood based but all other manner of food is readily available. Maximusians usually eat a large breakfast consisting of eggs, fish, and oatmeal. This is one of their staple dishes. For lunch a light soup and charcuterie plate is consumed. Dinner traditionally consists of a fillet of fish, mixed vegetables, and a starch. Pork and Chicken are also often consumed. Cattle isn't prolific in Libertas Omnium Maximus and, as such, beef is quite expensive. Olives grow exceedingly well in Libertas Omnium Maximus and can be found in most Maximusian dishes.