States of Tumbra

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States of Tumbra
Map of Tumbra with first-level administrative divisions.png
LocationFederal Republic of Tumbra
Created5 January 1864
Number25
Populations1,063,409 (Bencoolen) – 12,319,149 (Napier)
GovernmentState government
SubdivisionsSub-region of Tumbra, Local Government Area

The Federal Republic of Tumbra, as a federal state, consists of twenty-five partly sovereign states. Twenty-two of the states are called provinces, while the remaining three - Straton, the nation's capital, Harren, and Bencoolen - are called city-states. Federalism is one of the core principles of the modern Tumbran state, however the power of the individual states is not as powerful as in other federated states, due to the fact that any reserve powers not granted specifically to state governments are retained by the federal government, instead of being distributed to the states themselves.

Each state has a unicameral legislative assembly, and their head of state is a Governor, appointed by the President with Senate confirmation; the Governor serves concurrently with the President's term, and serves as the President's surrogate in all forms. Should there not be a Governor to exercise the functions of the President, by constitutional convention the Vice President takes on the responsibilities of the Governor until a new one is nominated.

List of States[edit]

The current boundaries of the states were set after 1601, when Edward I unified the country under the guise of the Empire. The new divisions were ostensibly to reduce rogue claims on the Empire's new lands from recently-deposed families, and served as a way for Edward I to reward his followers. The three city-states were separated at the very beginning following pleas from local burghers and merchants to grant them free city status, in order to trade.

For the next 200 years, the boundaries were constantly shifted around, but in 1784 they were permanently set at the boundaries they are today. Land would be given and taken away at the Emperor's whim - after all, the Terenberg family only held 12 of the princely titles in Tumbra. The Crown Prince or Princess of the Terenberg family would automatically be granted the Principality of Napier, while the Emperor also held the Principality of Carrinthia, which was the Terenberg family's title before the Wars of Unificiation.

Following the end of the Civil War, the decision was made to retain the boundaries of the states as they were. The state of Carrinthia was renamed Hamilton in honour of the first President, Gordon Hamilton, after his passing in 1877.

List of States of Tumbra
State name Abbreviation Capital Largest City Date ascended Population Representatives Senators Nickname Symbol
Napier.png Napier NP
Couno
5 January 1864 12,319,149 70 12 The Grand Old State; The Premier State Hunting-horn
Bechor.png Bechor BE
Serrapince
5 January 1864 10,688,486 61 12 The Seven-Starred State; The Second State; The Bay State Bull
Clearmont.png Clearmont CM
Hesham
5 January 1864 8,218,827 47 10 The Harvest State; The Oasis State Wheat sheaf
GeorgiaState.png Georgia GA
Macarthur
Kingsbury
4 September 1871 7,669,273 44 10 The Sunshine State; The Sunflower State Sunflower
Marlsbruhe.png Marlsbruhe MB
Fontwell
1 January 1873 6,557,918 37 9 The Great Western State; The Western Frontier Longhorn
HamiltonState.png Hamilton HA
Washington
14 May 1875 6,380,058 36 9 The Golden State; The Breadbasket of Tumbra Falcon
Grantfeldt.png Grantfeldt GR
Millsburgh
1 January 1873 6,011,832 34 9 The Indomitable State; Freedom's Last Stand North Star
Iswilyn.png Iswilyn IL
Denhelm
13 March 1872 5,325,173 30 9 The Emerald State; The Traditional State Harp
Severn.png Severn SE
Lakewood
Knapford
1 November 1865 4,952,581 28 8 The Baby Blue State; The Maritime State; The Great Southern State Sparrowhawk
StateThornton.png Thornton TH
Collatia
5 January 1864 4,570,461 26 8 The Rose State; The Verdant State Rose
Fremont.png Fremont FR
Hoxford
1 January 1873 4,560,299 26 8 The Silver State Silver
Dartmoor.png Dartmoor DA
Kelder
Tavistock
15 March 1870 4,452,692 25 8 The Tranquil State, The Peaceful State Dove
Westmond.png Westmond WM
Ridgewell
31 June 1866 3,575,575 20 7 The Cherry State; Gateway to the North; The Great Northern State Cherry Blossom
StateofMarcato.png Marcato MA
Dieren
4 March 1871 3,350,238 19 7 The Deep Red State; The Garden State; The Rugged State Black bear
Finnley.png Finnley FN
Algoma
Nantwich
29 September 1866 3,205,179 18 7 The North Shore State; The Exploration State Compass
Turvenal.png Turvenal TV
Heatherton
1 January 1873 3,147,785 18 7 The Mountain State; The Land of Peaks Mt. Vernon
GamalielState.png Gamaliel GM
Brades
Readale
30 January 1867 2,825,719 16 7 The Unity State; The Temperate State The Gamaliel Knot
Straton.png Straton ST
Straton
5 January 1864 2,819,528 16 7 The Capital State; The Bravery State Lion
Raleigh.png Raleigh RA
Carter City
15 March 1869 2,650,632 15 7 The Plucky State; The Grand Lake State Salmon
Alexandria.png Alexandria AX
Newton
5 January 1864 2,646,585 15 7 The Home Star State; The Polaris State Polaris
Caduke.png Caduke CA
Caldwell
1 January 1873 2,306,401 13 7 The Forest State; The Parkland State Oak
Lormark.png Lormark LM
Renfrew
Southport
1 January 1873 2,145,479 12 7 The Peninsular State; The Jewel of the West Crane
Pesvern.png Pesvern PS
Shepperton
1 January 1873 1,754,227 10 6 The Quaint State; The Small Wonder Bluebird
Harren.png Harren HR
Harren
5 January 1864 1,406,083 8 6 The Twin City State; The Liberty State; The Horn State Orchid
Bencoolen.png Bencoolen BC
Bencoolen
5 January 1864 1,063,409 6 6 The Seafaring City; The Little City; The Gateway to the World Anchor
Flag of Tumbra.png Tumbra TM
Straton
Couno
5 January 1864 114,603,589 650 200 The Land of Liberty and Justice Cornflower, golden eagle

Composition of State Parliaments[edit]

In this table below, parties with shading form part of the state government whilst the party or parties in bold are the largest party in the legislature.

A map of Tumbra shaded by the state government's party (or largest party, if in a minority government). Blue represents states with a Liberal government, while Red represents states with a Labour government. As of March 2021, 11 states have a Liberal government while 14 have a Labour government.
Tumbran State Legislatures Composition
State Premier Seats
(Majority)
Labour Liberal Moderate Green Conservative Social
Democratic
Term length Next election
Napier David Gillepsie
(Liberal)
180
(91)
67 95 12 1 5 - 4 years 2021
Bechor David Ross
(Labour)
160
(81)
72 67 17 2 2 - 4 years 2022
Clearmont Julian Munro
(Liberal)
130
(66)
52 62 8 1 6 1 4 years 2024
Georgia Esther Williams
(Labour)
130
(65)
65 43 2 10 10 - 4 years 2022
Marlsbruhe Tanya Gerber
(Labour)
120
(61)
68 41 5 4 2 - 4 years 2021
Hamilton Eugene Reeves
(Liberal)
120
(61)
45 67 4 2 1 1 4 years 2022
Grantfeldt John Burnham
(Labour)
120
(61)
57 51 6 4 2 - 4 years 2024
Iswilyn Alex Holden
(Labour)
120
(61)
69 30 13 4 4 - 4 years 2024
Severn Noel Hartley
(Labour)
100
(51)
55 37 4 1 3 - 4 years 2022
Thornton Edwin O'Connor
(Labour)
100
(51)
48 44 5 1 1 1 4 years 2021
Fremont Paul Harrison
(Liberal)
100
(51)
33 54 6 4 3 - 4 years 2023
Dartmoor Lauren Daniels
(Liberal)
100
(51)
35 56 5 3 1 - 4 years 2024
Westmond Elizabeth Jones
(Labour)
80
(41)
39 35 2 2 2 - 4 years 2022
Marcato Angela Robinson
(Liberal)
70
(36)
20 40 6 2 2 - 4 years 2022
Finnley Joyce Palmer
(Labour)
70
(36)
33 32 2 1 2 - 4 years 2024
Turvenal Richard McCartney
(Liberal)
70
(36)
30 32 5 2 1 - 4 years 2023
Gamaliel Christopher Lambert
(Labour)
60
(31)
32 21 2 4 1 - 4 years 2023
Straton Felix Garner
(Labour)
60
(31)
39 10 4 4 - 3 4 years 2024
Raleigh Neil Kenwright
(Liberal)
60
(31)
24 32 2 1 1 - 4 years 2023
Alexandria Bruce Marshall
(Liberal)
60
(31)
21 33 5 1 - - 4 years 2023
Caduke George Lennon
(Labour)
50
(26)
24 15 7 4 - - 4 years 2021
Lormark Bill Sutherland
(Labour)
50
(26)
22 19 4 2 3 - 4 years 2022
Pesvern Annette Newell
(Liberal)
50
(26)
12 34 3 1 - - 4 years 2021
Harren Jude Weycott
(Liberal)
50
(26)
18 27 3 2 - - 4 years 2024
Bencoolen Geoffrey Sharp
(Labour)
40
(21)
24 8 2 6 - - 4 years 2021
Total 2250 1004 933 134 69 52 6