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“(insert a delicious Turkish food here, preferably lokum or baklava) is ACTUALLY Cypriot!”
~ Cyprus Airways flyers on Cypriot cuisine
“Get him some Kleenex.”
~ Oscar Wilde on Tassos's speech
“If the minister dares to change a word in MY history book...I will curse him!”
~ Archbishop Tommys II on Interview to Papachelas
Κυπριακή Κομμουνιστική Δημοκρατία της κόκκινης μπανάνας / Kıbrıs Turk Cumhuriyeti
Red Bananas Communist Republic of Cyprus
Cyprus
(Flag) (Coat of Arms)
Motto: "Anything Greece can do, we can do...also and better."
Anthem: "One nation under Eurovision"
Capital Nicosia (Greek : Λευκωσία) (Turkish : Lefkoşa)
Largest city Lefkosia + Perichora
Official languages Greek , Turkish
Government Democratia
  President   Dimitrakis
National Hero(es) Legolas
Declaration
of Formation
  January, 4th 2005
Currency Euro (formerly Cypriot Lb, Cigars and Keo Beer)
Religion Christian Orthodox
  Population   349.5 trillions (not counting the 3 million Turks)
  Area   200 m2 and shrinking.
  Population density   349/200 m2 = 1.745
  Calling code   090-Russia-Ukraine-357-

The island of Cyprus (Greek: Κύπρος, Kýpros, Turkish: Kıbrıs ) is an extremely large and important island in the eastern Mediterranean Sea, conveniently located close to its friendliest neighbours, Turkey, and the peace-loving region of the Middle East; 1.2 km west of harmonious countries (Syria, Israel, Pittsburgh, and Lebanon). Along with the USA, they are the only superpowers to actually have WMDs.

In Cyprus, one can find the third-smallest independent state in the world, after Monaco and Vatican City, The Principality of Paphos. The Great Tunnel of Cyprus, one of the largest in the World links Paphos to civilisation.

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Politics

Cyprus is the centre of international peace and harmony. Apart from some minor political squabbles and ethnic pillow fights in prehistoric times, the iron age, classical times, hellenic times, the middle ages, 1800s, 1878, 1912-13, 1922, 1931 (oktovriana), 1940-1944, 1950s, 1960s, the 1963-1964 killings, 1970s, coup of 1973, invasion of 1974,1980s, November 1983, and 1990s, the island has remained peaceful and entirely in one piece since its establishment a long, long time ago.

The current president of Cyprus is Demetris (Voukkoues) Christofias, who is a bolshevik and taught Lenin how to make frapee coffee. Ever since the Russians have been sending us T-80 tanks at half the price.

Cyprus is divided by a line, which Cypriots usually like to call the GREEN line, due to the invasion of Turkey in 1974, aka operation greenpeace when they claimed to protect the rights of 'ambelopoulia' (field birds). Greek Cypriots protest this invasion to this date, stating they only wanted to see how many Turks they could fit in a hole (they always liked geometry). The occupied part of Cyprus depends on which side of the green line you're standing on. The United Nations of the World and the Union of Europeans recognizes the Greek part of Cyprus as the Legal State. The Turkish-Cypriot side, it is debatable if there are any Turkish-Cypriots actually left as they have been outnumbered by actual Turks, Turkish troops, Turkish belly dancers and Turkish baths, is considered to be nasty; claiming a state, the so called Northern Republic of Cyprus, recognized only by the Turkey, the Seagull, the Eagles, and other flying Members of the Animal Kingdom.

Economy

The Cypriot economy is based mainly on ethnically sensitive products such as Non-Specified (formerly Turkish) Delight, a gelatinous substance extracted from the Mediterranean sea-bed; International Harmony (formerly Turkish) coffee, a thick petroleum replacement invented by Cypriot scientists in the 1920s; and Cyprus potatoes, along with a variety of broccoli originating from South America.

Since 2000BCE Cypriots did business online always with a frappe-coffee at hand

The Cyprus economy depends on British lads, that visit Cyprus holiday resorts for cheap beer and cigarettes. They tend to become stupendously drunk and lose their virginity to something that resembles a woman. This mainly occurs during summer in Ayia Napa (aka "The hooker of the Mediterranean"). Ayia Napa, greek for Saint Napa, is the patron saint of munging and the Land Shark. Ayia Napa comes second worldwide only to Mykonos in number of gays, lesbians, drunks, devirginized women and heroin-users wandering the streets after 5:00 am. Welsh visitors seem to have a preference for the moufflon - the wild sheep particular to Cyprus. What the lads do not know is that the normal prices of cigarettes and alcohol in Cyprus are even cheaper than they think. Cypriot merchants take full advantage of their self-created 500% tourist tax (also known as pushto ingleso tax)

The Pushto Ingleso tax visually explained

Furthermore, the Cyprus economy gains a great deal from bird lovers and charitable contributions by individuals, concerned about wildlife. The Cyprus Government has convinced the world public that if they do not donate the money needed to cover the national deficit, Cypriots will resort to eating small vineyard birds known as 'ampelopoulia'. These bird lovers, and especially the European Union, are so concerned about the fate of Tweetie that they fork out before the Cypriots get their forks out!

Another important economic factor in Cyprus, is the exports. Cyprus has a very fertile area that grows potatoes, known as Kokkinochoria, or the Red Villages. Most of the people that are part of the Kokkinochoria region.

At least 50% of the GDP comes from soft-ripened cheese famous for its pungeant odor called Halloumi. Halloumi is a strong cheese that goes well with red wine or petrol.

Language

Cypriot language mainly consists of grunts, tutting and superfluous hand gestures with a splash of a few Turkish phrases. Any foreigners trying to aassimilate will only have crap english with a shit cypriot accent talked to them because they suck. Kalamarades, who are mainly these wankers from Greece, really suck at understanding what cypriots are saying. also the english school floro mbembedes have made their own new dialect of posh greek mixted with english slang a.k.a gre¬english this is comonly used in the traditional poetry of text messsaging.

Souvla Man

A local town hero, equivalent to Leonidas himself. Saved the children from hunger. Souvla Man provides love with his meat and smiles on faces. He marinades his meat till it changes colour. His name is Bappou Andreas and he works on the foukou with a God himself, he ate lead, glass and chews blood clots, his name is frixo.

Education

Cyprus has indeed established a great educational system that goes by the name of "Eniaio Likeio". With great facilities and teaching staff, the cypriot kids are now able to be educated and subsequently enter a Greek university, where they can achieve a degree in 4–15 years (depending on the amount of "katalipseis", a highly occurring event that includes ball scratching, frape coffee, pilotta and cigarettes). However, for parents who want something more for their kids, they can send them to English School Nicosia, which is a great choice if you are interested in inter-social, bi-communal experiments. Of course The English School is only for kids of high social status and have "meso" etc. If you manage to get your kids in, you are ensured that you will be better off than everyone else; be famous, rich, get lots of "simasia" (Greek for 'attention', which is vitally important for young cypriots) and anyone else is automatically deemed un-elite. Children of matso Cypriots studying at The English School are also known as "appomena", "butter-boys", "mammothrefta lefkosiatouthkia" and other cosmetic adjectives. The extended services of the school even offer beatings for turkish-cypriot students who can have their asses handed to them free of charge by the very friendly "Hrisavgites", an independent politically/ethnically oriented group. The methods through which the bi-communal friendship is administrated range from beatings with tree branches, boards and clubs to old fashioned punching for the more traditional customers.

For everybody else, there are other highly reputable private schools such as the European Philips School, Olympion, Xenion in the kokkinochoria/red villages area, etc. In Cyprus, there aren't any private universities around yet, but soon, about 25 bazillion of them will be in operation. There is at the moment, an exciting race between them, about which is going to be the first.

Higher Education

UK

If anyone wants to apply to a UK university, they must contact Maria @ 00357 22 345678 who will provide her "services" free of charge (Just because new students don't know what to expect upon arrival). All students blend in to the English culture and even forget how to speak Greek, for example, they say "Thek Q" instead of efxaristo. All male students have part time jobs at the Casino whilst the women shop their money at the upper class shops such as Primark and TK Maxx. Their entertainment consists only of Greek Parties where each week a different range of individuals meet each other. They are often quiet in the university corridors and is quite difficult to recognize them as they unite with the English culture (natural blond hair, green eyes). - Madchester (2008)

Cyprus

2008 saw the introduction of 4,598 and 1/2 Universities opening on the island. The big names such as Zenon, Plato, and Pantelis are expected to become universities by 2009.

In the Cypriot Universities, it is mandatory for women and sometimes men to wear a special uniform such as: Gucci, Phendi or Mantepse (Guess) high heels, Long skirts, and something to cover their chest. It is also against school policy to wear make-up. After the fully attended lectures, they go straight home to study. Pilotta and Tavli are taught at PhD level where many claim to be doctors in the discipline.

Greece

The children of the "middle" cypriot if they don't stay and study in Cyprus (University or Colleges like Cyprus college and Intercollege), they travel to Greece in order to reunite to "mitera Ellada" (mother Greece)! They are the best students in the whole universe, they all live in Zografou area in Athens and they all go to Demec cafe to watch Cyprus football matches (in Nova Cyprus). All Cypriot boys who study in Athens have long beards and long hair because they want to show everyone that they are free now and have "Apolythikan" (dismissed from the army)! The Cypriot girls in Athens always walk in "tsourmo" (greek for large company) they all have a Luis Vuitton handbag and they are 24/7 "in the hair", stin tricha, which means like magazine pictures. They visit Cyprus every weekend and they bring back with them 3000 halloumia, 2000 lountzes, 5000 loukanika, 1000 kanellonia, 1000 koupepia, 1500 makaronia tou fournou (pastitsio) and 2 million frozen sieftalies. They also bring their mother to clean their houses.

College Cypriot Relationships are unique to the whole world! When you have a relationship with a Cypriot boy or girl student you live together from day 1 like a married couple! Your money is shared, you can't go anywhere alone and you refer to each other as "Agapi" or "Mwro" or "Re baby" instead of your real names! After 4-5-6-7–25 years together SHE decides that she found someone else and dumps you. Then you go back to mother Russia and find the 2 meter Russian model to spend the rest of your life with her!

Hospitality

Little children, animals and Russian girls are the most welcomed! At the entrance of the airport an elderly lady claiming she's a yia yia will feed you with as much Halloumi as you could as for. Cocaine and weed for snacks! Virgins and swine flu infected do everyone a favour - LEAVE.

Gambling

Gambling is illegal in Cyprus however; the Turks have found a way to illegally gamble: <See the image to the right>

The secret gambling club entrance. Turks still claim that that is a military watch post.

Cults

Cyprus is the only country to have true Goths® who serve the goth community in the right way. This cult group has its base mainly in Nicosia and it spreads to Limassol. It hasn't arrived in Paphos yet cause of their border control. Those people dress in black , following the steps of their ancestors , are pierced so they can show off and they hang out at 'Picadilly' listening to the greatest goth singers of all times Evridiki and Korgialas with their gothic song 'comme ci comme ca'. Reports mention that a group of goths committed suicide while listening to the dark and powerful lyrics of the song. Another cult is the 'show-offs'. They sit at the expensive cafes with their shiny clothes and new hairstyles seeking for people's "simasia"(something mentioned above). When that doesn't happen they lose their reason to live. So they just try harder.

Another important cult is the drunken underage kiddos. They can be found mainly in every night club especially on Saturday nights. They are the ones who are still sucking their mum's tits but still have to go get wasted on every possible occasion. It is a very vital part of Cypriot society as a whole because it throws the de-virginisation levels down to 12 years old , something that each parent is proud of..

Most Cypriots mix religion with local ancient pagan practices. The Pilotta Cult is a cult devoted in yelling wherever it stands, with its members throwing cards and hitting tables getting everyone (even house who aren't there) nervous. The Order of Souvla is an underground religious organization, where followers adhere the Way of the Souvla, every other Sunday at the mountains or back yards, where they chant the anthem in reverence.

Lifestyle

Days in Cyprus consist of either sitting down the beach in the day, or shopping on the amazing Anaxastacia Street, with its tremendous range of shops. Nights will be spent going into every night club in that area, or going to Starbucks, even if you dont like coffee.

The most important pass times of the island are smoking cigarettes, smoking cigarillos, smoking cigars, smoking nargileh/shisha/hookah, smoking pipe, smoking turks and just generally smoking. Oh, and komboloi. In recent years (and under the pressure of the EU) legislation has been modified to allow non-smokers to live on the island, unfortunately many non-smokers, despite these new laws, are still fugitives and have to live in dark corners of restaurants and cafes desperately trying to dodge the 2nd (or even 3rd, 4th, 5th,... ...nth) hand smoke.

In the recent past non-smokers were not allowed in to the country and Cypriot non-smokers were deported to the UK in order for them to become Charlies (Char Li Es), since they had no use working for the government in Cyprus. The aforementioned set of laws has also brought the mandatory smoking age up to 10 (from it's previous value of 6 years of age) for boys and 8 for girls (because boys have to do 2 years in the army). If you do visit Cyprus make sure you smoke at all times, you never know who is watching.

There has been a lot of debate lately as to why Cypriots smoke so much, the two leading (and competing) theories are: 1. Monty Python and other really cool (kewl/1337) shows make it look cool, 2. Cypriots aspire, through Darwinian evolution (as opposed to Nintendo evolution, see pokemon) to make everybody immune to lung cancer. That is an advantage over the Turks. By the year 2020 most Cypriots will be immune and (obviously the ones who developed lung cancer will be showing symptoms of acute death) and then, gamo to (F#@K it), the island can be reunited...assuming we dont die from heart disease because of all those nasty suvlakis we eat. Turks do it better (cant beat a Kebab. Ask any Brit).

Important Note Recent studies have proved that Cypriots don't smoke because of Monty Python , because simply the majority of them never watched it.

National Income

The national income for Cyprus come from a Gazanji in the Finigouthes, Larnaca. It amounts to "what they hope is more than on the North side" because "that's what's most important".

Real Estate

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Corruption

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The public schools in Cyprus embed the idea that Turks, American and the English are the worst people in the world and that the motherland Greece is perfect, into small Cypriot children. Once these kids grow up they take all the British exams and go to England to get a "good" education. The Church rules the whole island. They build large expensive churches with money from the common Cypriot, and then take more money form the stupid Cypriots that actually go to church. The coffee shops, so called kafenia also rule the island because no Cypriot can go without his/hers frappe or metrio. Which is Turkish coffee, but because the Cypriots are so much better than everyone they insist that they invented the Turkish coffee.

Euro

As of January the 1st 2008 the the official currency of Cyprus is the Euro. The exhange rate had long been locked to 1 EUR = 0.58 CYP, which was convenient enough for financial analysts, although car park attendands prefer to perform a limited integration of a log geotrigonometric series that usually arrives to the result that although 1 EUR = 0.585274 CYP, it can also be proven that 1 CYP = 1.70860 EUR, depending on who's paying and who's giving the change. Cypriots can now brag that they're using the most

Cyprus Military

The Cyprus Armed Forces (National Guard)is universal to all, except: ethnic minorities, religious minorities, sexual minorities, medical minorities, plants, animals, transitional metals and women; It has over 10,000,000 troops, half a Fighter Jet, two grenades and a bunch of short range (fires up to 10 meters) missiles it purchased from Russia (URS-300) (which are actually stationed in Greece). This way, if the Turkeys, (whose standing army alone amounts to Cyprus's total population) actually come to finish off the job, Cypriots can surprise them and then of course claim their unrightful Hellenic Lands. (Note: Cyprus´ foreign policy plans include vetoing Turkey´s EU bid, and then closing it down and opening a Doner shop). Furthermore, the Cypriot army offers a variety of careers available for those that love danger. So, if you are brave enough you can serve the army as an EPY ( epeidi peinw, ypiretw - cause i'm hungry i serve ). EPYs have created quite a myth for their name over the years. They are usually found near warehouses and gas stations arguing and shouting about "CHEEEEEEESE", the national guard's traditional work.

A typical day at the Cyprus army (non-break time) (cocaine is only allowed at break time, but weed is shared between everyone throughout the day)

Religion

Cyprus is currently experiencing technical difficulties with Abrahamic and Judaic religions. A Matrix team is currently working on the problem, so please be patient. Until the issue is resolved, may we suggest other good readings filled with moral teachings such as the "little red riding hood"or the "three little pigs" - although the first has an "x" rated section, where the wolf actually eats the granny and when little red riding hood thancks the hunter

Notable Visits

Jack Bauer once visited Cyprus to verify the authenticity of the Cyprus Recordings. Once Jack found out that the Cyprus recording where fake, he was so pissed that he started running around the island. He ended up on a mountain called Pentadaxtilos (Five Fingers). To his frustration, he picked up a very large rock and threw it as far as he could. From this incident the phrase “ospou ftani i koutala tou” derived, which roughly means as far as he could.

The rock landed somewhere near Paphos and was named Jacks Rock... However Cypriots for some reason call it. "Petra to Romiou".

One should never forget visit the picturesque village of Armenochori, in the northern Limassol district.

The British Army visited Cyprus in the late 1860s and are still enjoying the warm reception awarded to them by Cypriots. They were granted land by hospitable locals to built their own military bases and airstrips, which to this day are still an area of great Anglo- Cypriot pride. Dekelia and Akrotiri are known as 'The Jewel in the Republics Crown'.

Famous Cypriots

  • Aphrodite or Venus Prior to the distant past, the famous Greek goddess of love, Aphrodite, was born on Cyprus before moving to Mount Olympus for the duration of the Classical period. After the fall of ancient Greece she became a Hollywood movie star, appearing under the stage name of 'Audrey Hepburn', an anagram of her name in Greek. In 1998 she represented Cyprus in the Eurovision Song Contest and came third. There are different opinions about Aphrodite`s sexual life but it is mostly believed that she was a promiscous girl who would walk around the Pissouri beach and look for sex-dates in ancient times. An ancient pig-skin condom was found by a group of soldiers in 1964 as they were digging the beach to bury alive some people from the other community during the intercommunal fights. The condom can be seen at the Mahairas Monastery. For her lifestyle she is also referred to as "The Goddess of Promicousity and Lust" among some islanders. A famous location on the island, known as "Aphrodite´s Baths", is where she once used to wash her genitalia after making love with people and other living things.
  • Archbishop Makarios III Assumed name of Mikhail Khristodoulou Mouskos (1913-77), cleric and fashion icon. Makarios was the first President of an independent Cypriot republic, and presided over a period of hotel-building and invasion. In 1976 Makarios beat Pope Paul VI to be named 'World's Best-Dressed Cleric', becoming the first non-Italian to win the title since Dawn French, the first Vicar of Dibley, three hundred years previously. Also very close friends with Fidel Castro.

It is important to note that although there have only been two famous Cypriots, this is one more than Belgium. Additionally, neither of them are fictitious characters, which gives Cyprus a clear advantage. The search for a third famous person continues.

There are claims that the pop singers Peter Andre and George Michael are both of Cypriot origin. It is believed that this malicious rumour was circulated by the Turkish Secret Service. An obvious clue is that Peter Andre's name is an anagram of 'A Pretender'. Also, if George Michael had a Cypriot connection he would be called George George, Michael Michael, or George Hadjimichael, but not 'George Michael'.

Another hotly contested claim to membership to the much vaunted Cypriot nationality is that of British hippie songwriter and later British Muslim hippie songwriter Yusuf Islam, the artist previously known as Cat Stevens. The unruly hair of his 70s period attest to this claim. The mystery of the artist's origin has been the subject of intense scrutiny by information agencies on both sides of the island to claim him as their own. Given though that this is the man who wrote "Peace Train" the possibilities that he is Greek or Turkish Cypriot are judged remote. Biographers give more credence to the theories that he is either Swedish, or very very strange.

Actually, Zenon of Kition, the most prominent stoic philosopher in the Roman Empire was born in Cyprus and is on the face of our 20 cent coins, but alas his name is not George George, Michael Michael, or George Hadjimichael either.

  • Stelios 'easy' Hadjioannou is the only (at least that we know of) cypriot knight. He's running his business in the cypriot traditional way i.e 'life is short eat fast'.The tycoon's tanker family originated from Pedoulas , a village in the cold and extremely high mountains (altitude 8000m coming second only to mt Everest) of Cyprus . His sister Klelia is claimed to have dated the big teddyboy Prince Albert of Monaco
  • Marcos 'Golden Racket' Baghdatis An encouraging young cypriot who officially put Cyprus on the map and later went on to put the country at the forefront of the global sports arena. On the 21st August 2006, a young Baghdatis reached a worldwide ATP ranking of 8. Sadly, through no fault of his own (he has Cypriot genes) Marcos, like all Cypriots became rather lazy and decided the local 'kafenio' was much more his style now (despite the fact that his kafenio cravings were labelled 'injury'). As a result, he is now ranked 46th worldwide, though he still remains a national hero and streets and babies nationwide continue to be named after him.
  • Mustafa Kemal Atatürk People say he is a Turk. They lied!

There's also an artist by the name of Tracey Emin, who has her stuff displayed at the Tate Modern, but since she's Turkish Cypriot we can't count her as Cypriot.

Cypriot Women

Cypriot women are natural blondes and posess an average hip circumference of about 9876 km which is larger than cypruses biggest highway. Famous for their intelligence these ladies claim to be able to both talk at their pink Prada mobile while having their nails done. Usual nail colour especially for toe nails include patron orange that is luminescent in the dark and bloody red. Their interests include burying (=talking trash about) other superior Cypriot women, fasting, visiting the hairdresser, visiting bodyline and gyms, liposuction and gossipping. They also like to call the alodapes which their husbands are sleeping with poutanes while they are at the hairdressers and not sleeping with the neighbour.

Cypriot Men

It is very trendy for men in Cyprus to follow the 'antras o varys' style. This involves having your shirt open up to your belly button and rocking a paterimin. ( pls do not try this at home if you are not the proud owner of a hairy bush-type chest). Another popular accessory to get this style is a 19 ft blonde girl of Russian/Ukrainian/Romanian or Moldavian origin, but before that you have to live with your mum until you are forty years old, and use her 5 star laundry service as much as possible. Then come the Russian girls. They also have the other traditional accessory the nihoui which is a high tec handy fingernail on the pinky finger used for cleaning ear wax or picking kaka8kia(dried muccus) out of your nose.

History

Cyprus has been populated (by Americans) since pre historic times.

The Neolithic Cypriots are the first humans to have successfully driven an animal (two actually) species to extinction. The remnants of the last pygmy elephant and rhino were found in a cave in Cyprus, next to the remnants of a fire.

This proves that Cyprus has always been ahead of other nations, both in inventing the barbecue, and in the management of Wildlife.

There is also proof that Cypriots were the first to domesticate cats. Calls like "miiiiiiiisp" and other domesticating sounds can still be heard to this day. Cats are very common in Cyprus which why they run over by cars, it's the most humane way of keeping their populations low and stoppin' them taking over the souvlijidika.

Hunting

Hunting is Legal in the North to all. Most desired targets are bears, dogs, black coloured people and anything in the South. The cypriot government have decided to allow firearms out onto the streets. You are considered a pusto boudana if you don't have one. The most firearm in a city or town is Famagusta, a ghost town. As another war is about to start of in Iraq, the cypriots are ready. God Bless Makarios and Frixo (beacons of hope in the homosexual scene).

Geolocation

Cyprus is actually Americas baby.

Cyprus is the "arfalos tis gis" (bellybutton of the Earth), this might explain the smell. It asked its mum if it could have a piercing done at Station or some dingy place but I dunno wtf dude, I know it got two tattoos one of a hammer and one of a sicle on each breast and squashes them together to create a common communist symbol. No, not the swastika, you douche!

Cyprus is a separate continent, beating the new boys in Australia on the Island Continent game by millennia, other continents fail to acknowledge this, but nobody in Cyprus cares what the barbarians think.

As such all flights in & out of Cyprus are intercontinental with regards to Cyprus citizens, explaining why Cyprus Airways charges them for a 40 minute flight, about 3 times what a "pousto xenos" (honoured guest) pays for a week in Cyprus including stay at a 4 star hotel.

Telecommunications

The Cyprus Telecommunication Authority (CYTA) owns the island. Cypriot women like to exchange social commentary with each other on a regular basis, ensuring that 99% of the income of a household that includes one ore more women is delivered, after taxation, to CYTA. CYTA being a state owned corporation, is then issued a budget by the government, that comes from the taxes mentioned previously.

This is what people term * The Economic Miracle Of Cyprus, that took place after independence in 1960 and the Turkish army Cyprus tour of 1974: A state own organisation that makes money. Recently Vodafone bought a stake in CYTA, which is believed to have financed the buying of 50% of Verizon's in the US.

Commonwealth of Independent Nations
In order of importance Britain ~ This country is NOT Australia ~ The REAL Sheep-Shaggers ~ Sarrff Affrikka ~ East Indies / West Indies ~ Kittenolivia ~ Cyprus ~ Bangladesh ~ Kenya ~ Dodoland ~ Seychelles ~ Paradise ~ Terrorist Country ~ Singapore ~ Hell ~ Barbados ~ Can or not? ~ Duchy of Björk ~ Semen ~ Sierra Leone ~ Foriegn Barsturds ~ More Foreign Bastards ~ America (we wish) ~ United Kingdom of America ~ United Kingdom ~ United States of America ~ Great Britain ~ Britain ~ Naziland ~ Tease ~ Tonga ~ Those F***ers ~ Morley ~ Cat-Lovers ~ China ~ The Lost Continent ~ Mugabeland ~ Another Mugabeland ~ Kentuckistan
Countries and territories of Asia
Euroasia Cyprus - Georgia (the country, not the US State) - Japan-France - Mother Russia - Turkey (the country, not the bird) - Lebanon
East Asia People's Republic of China - Hong Kong - Japan - Prosperous True Republic of North Korea - Central Korea - South Korea - Rogue Province of Taiwan, part of the People's Republic of China - Republic of China, Taiwan - Macau
Western Asia Afghanistan - Armenia - Azerbaijan - Bahrain - Iran - Iraq - The Holy Land - Jordan - Kuwait - Oman - Pakistan - Palestinian Territories - Qatar - SaudiArabia - Syria - United Arab Emirates - Wherethefuckistan - Yemen
Central Asia The Glorious Nation Of Kazakhstan - Kyrgyzstan - The Horde - Tajikistan - Turkmenistan - Uzbekistan - other -stan
South Asia Bangladesh - Bhutan - Bollywood - Kashmir - Maldives - Nepal - Sri Lanka - True Dalai Lama's Free State of Tibet
Southeast Asia Lah! - Bitch Nation - Vietcong's Hut - Uncultured state - Barbarian Islands - Asian Las Vegas - East Timor - Hmor - Laos - Myanmar - Philippines - Democratic People's Republic of Mindanao
Middle East Countries
Bahrain | Cyprus | Egypt | Gaza Strip | Iraq | Iran | Israel | Jordan | Kuwait | Lebanon | Oman | Qatar | Saudi Arabia | Syria | Turkey | United Arab Emirates | Yemen
Hellenic States
Greece | Cyprus | Macedonia | Victoria
Turkic States
Azerbaijan | Cyprus | Kyrgyzstan | Kazakhstan | Uzbekistan | Turkey | Turkmenistan

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Cybernations

Up to date as of January 31, 2010

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Cyprus

National Flag
Capital City Nicosia
Official Language(s) Greek, Turkish, English
Established 11/17/2007
Government Type Capitalist
Ruler ewatk432
Alliance The Order of the Paradox
Nation Team Team: Blue Blue
Statistics as of 2/27/2009
Total population 115,954
 85,954 civilians
 30,000 soldiers
Literacy Rate 100%
Religion Sikhism
Currency Euro
Infrastructure 7,750.00
Technology 3,670.38
Nation Rank 2,072 of 25,756 (8.04%)
Nation Strength 53,328.214
Total Area 2,041.999 Nation Map
Native Resources Cattle, and Water
Connected Resources Aluminum, Fish, Iron, Lumber, Marble, Pigs, Spices, Sugar, Wheat, Uranium
Bonus Resources Beer, Fast Food, Construction

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Background

A former British colony, Cyprus became independent in 1960 following years of resistance to British rule. Tensions between the Greek Cypriot majority and Turkish Cypriot minority came to a head in December 1963, when violence broke out in the capital of Nicosia. Despite the deployment of UN peacekeepers in 1964, sporadic intercommunal violence continued forcing most Turkish Cypriots into enclaves throughout the island. In 1974, a Greek Government-sponsored attempt to seize control of Cyprus was met by military intervention from Turkey, which soon controlled more than a third of the island. In 1983, the Turkish-held area declared itself the "Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus" (TRNC), but it is recognized only by Turkey. The latest two-year round of UN-brokered talks - between the leaders of the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot communities to reach an agreement to reunite the divided island - ended when the Greek Cypriots rejected the UN settlement plan in an April 2004 referendum. The entire island entered the EU on 1 May 2004, although the EU acquis - the body of common rights and obligations - applies only to the areas under direct government control, and is suspended in the areas administered by Turkish Cypriots. However, individual Turkish Cypriots able to document their eligibility for Republic of Cyprus citizenship legally enjoy the same rights accorded to other citizens of European Union states. However, on November 17th, 2007, the military force led by ewatk432 stormed the nation of Cyprus and took over leadership. Under ewatk432's rule Cyprus has experienced rapid growth to become one of the strongest nations in the world. The economic genius, and military mastermind of ewatk432 has shown through his control of Cyprus, some may call him greater then the greatest leaders of the world such as Alexander the Great and Julius Caesar.

Independence

On 16 August 1960 (from UK). Turkish Cypriots proclaimed self-rule on 13 February 1975 and independence in 1983, but these proclamations are only recognized by Turkey

Government

A separation of the two ethnic communities inhabiting the island began following the outbreak of communal strife in 1963; this separation was further solidified after the Turkish intervention in July 1974 that followed a Greek junta-supported coup attempt gave the Turkish Cypriots de facto control in the north; Greek Cypriots control the only internationally recognized government; on 15 November 1983 Turkish Cypriot "President" Rauf DENKTASH declared independence and the formation of a "Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus" (TRNC), which is recognized only by Turkey

Legal System

Based on English common law, with civil law modifications. Accepts compulsory ICJ jurisdiction, with reservations. Supreme Court (judges are appointed jointly by the president and vice president). There is also a Supreme Court in the area administered by Turkish Cypriots

Legislative Branch

Unicameral - area under government control: House of Representatives or Vouli Antiprosopon (80 seats, 56 assigned to the Greek Cypriots, 24 to Turkish Cypriots. Only those assigned to Greek Cypriots are filled. Members are elected by popular vote to serve five-year terms). Area administered by Turkish Cypriots: Assembly of the Republic or Cumhuriyet Meclisi (50 seats, members are elected by popular vote to serve five-year terms) Elections: Area under government control: Last held May 21st, 2006 (next to be held 2011) Area administered by Turkish Cypriots: last held 14 December 2003 (next to be held in 2008)

Economy

The area of the Republic of Cyprus under government control has a market economy dominated by the service sector, which accounts for 78% of GDP. Tourism, financial services, and real estate are the most important sectors. Erratic growth rates over the past decade reflect the economy's reliance on tourism, which often fluctuates with political instability in the region and economic conditions in Western Europe. Nevertheless, the economy in the area under government control grew by an average of 3.6% per year during the period of 2000-06, well above the EU average. Cyprus joined the European Exchange Rate Mechanism (ERM2) in May 2005 and adopted the euro as its national currency on 1 January 2008. An aggressive austerity program in the preceeding years, aimed at paving the way for the euro, helped turn a soaring fiscal deficit (6.3% in 2003) into a surplus of 1.5% in 2007. As in the area administered by Turkish Cypriots, water shortages are a perennial problem; a few desalination plants are now on line. After 10 years of drought, the country received substantial rainfall from 2001-04 alleviating immediate concerns. Rainfall in 2005 and 2006, however, was well below average, making water rationing a necessity in 2007.

Industries

Tourism, Food and Beverage Processing, Cement and Gypsum Production, Ship Repair and Refurbishment, Textiles, Light Chemicals, Metal Products, Wood, Paper, Stone, and Clay Products

The New Age

The New Age began on November 17th, 2007 with the overthrow of the current government and the instantiation of the current government lead by ewatk432. At first citizens of Cyprus were weary about what ewatk432, but quickly learned that without a stagnant government, such as the one in place prior to the overthrow the possibilities for growth were limitless. Without a ruling body in the way to control the plans of ewatk432, he initiated talks with various alliances to become a member of. Along with searching for a viable alliance, ewatk432 began various economic programs to boost the quality of life for many Cypriots. The main program initiated by ewatk432 was the Infrastructure and Improvement Program. This program focused on the development of infrastructure, in the forms of roads and buildings that could be utilized by many Cypriots. The long road to economic prosperity had begun, and ewatk432 was the leader to bring change and a better future.

Alliances

On November 17th, 2007 the search for an alliance for the nation of Cyprus to reside in began. Various offers to join alliances came from many corners of the world, but the most lucrative and noticeable came from the alliance of The Order of Light.

The Order of Light

The Order of Light was the first and most noticeable alliance to contact ewatk432 about having Cyprus become a member of. They offered money and protection from surrounding neighbors who were looking to use the governmental vulnerability to their advantage. After a few weeks of being a member of The Order of Light, the nation of Cyprus received an economic growth package for being a new member of the alliance. This economic growth package allowed the construction of a harbor which has been a successful asset to Cyprus ever since. With the remaining money from the economic growth package, Cyprus was able to boost their Infrastructure and Improvement Program, skyrocketing the amount of infrastructure built. In early December of 2007, the nation of Cyprus befriended a few fellow nations who much like Cyprus was looking to become more diplomatically open to the rest of the planet. The citizens of Cyprus, including ewatk432, were growing weary of the ability of the alliance to grow into a much strong and powerful alliance, and as a result decided to leave The Order of Light and test the diplomatic waters. As a result, Cyprus joined a newly formed alliance named 201 in which ewatk432 could become a more integral part of the alliance.

201

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This article uses material from the "Cyprus" article on the Cybernations wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.







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