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Malta by Frozen-Q Malta by Frozen-Q
{{ it's all WIP. My phone is not the best to type information on but I'm trying B(
I'm in a car so it's a hassle to write but- eh so far I have this }



Country representation: Malta
Anthem: L-linnu Malti
capital: Valetta
Largest city: Birkirkara
Official Languages: Maltese, English
Religion: Roman Catholicism
Currency: Euro
Government: Parliamentary republic




Name: Francesca Valette { debating }
Age: 20{?}
Height: 159 cm { 5'2-3ft}
Birthday: September 21st { Independence day } 

Personality: She is a lady who presents herself in an orderly and formal fashion. With the first glance you would be able to sense a mature presence from Francesca. She'd be proper and polite having very well manners. It begs to differ once you get to know her, and you'd identify her as a warm and expressiveyoung girl who is nearly childish in her ways. Francesca is girly and she adores lace and frills. She is thankful for pretty much anything you give her and sometimes she is even over joyed by it. It shows she can be rathersimpleminded and slightly naive.
▾{downs}▾ Francesca likes being Organized and it comes with small panics if she cant get things done or ready if something is to happen. She can clumsily start to trip or even stutter when she is stressed or when she is flustered. Francesca also dislikes rude and disrespectful events. In one case she can even be shown as naive as she is rather a curious female. Francesca also tends to bottle up her feelings which results in feeling down or frustrated at herself. Once she is under pressure or sad she keeps it to herself. With the fear of failing she tries to appear un-phased and unmoved by this. Francesca believes that smiling and appearing happy will givepositive feedback from the world even if it may not be true.
▴{ups}▴
She is polite and respectful at first and once she opens up she becomes a really good listener and warm person. Francesca is loyal and she is trustworthy. Once you know her very well she gets flustered quite easily by compliments and can even be "shy" in a sense after this. She tends to then want to repay you in any way to show her thankfulness.

{{ Personality based of off }}

Flaws: She tends to bottle up her feelings to things that bother her. It results in her feeling rather down or even upset or mad at herself since she normally tries to be as organized as possible. Whenever she fails at doing what she feels was her goal she tends to blame herself and also is rather harsh to herself. Francesca sometimes overdo it with the being orderly part. She tends to like being proper and she hates it when she forgets what her objective is, which is usual when she is under pressure. Once she is upset or under pressure she tends to keep her anxious feelings to herself. Francesca has a fear of failing hard and will be rather complicated when expressing this. She tends to act all un-phased and happy yet it may not always be true. She believes that being happy or smiling all the time will result in positive feedback from the outside world, yet it seems that she can be rather sensitive once she has finally snapped. She is not the most athletic person and as for football, she doesn't really do well in either. 

Influence: the name Francesca is based of a common female name. It also comes from Malta's influential countries, Germany {Teutonic} meaning free, Italian meaning frees, and Latin. The last name Valette of the grandmaster of the order of Saint John, also known as Fra' Jean Parisot de Valette. He is known to have founded Valetta, the capital of Malta.
Francesca also has very olive green- yellow eyes. The green hue comes from the Major British colonization and the British influence. It was part of the Treaty of Paris 1814 when Malta officially became part of the British empire. The Maltese took advantage of the culinary and botanical products introduced to Malta. The yellowish hue comes from the unique production of Honey and the endemic
Species of bees living on the island. The name Malta itself derived from the Greek word meaning "honey". The ancient Greeks used to call the island Μελίτη (Melitē) meaning " honey sweet ". The Romans called the island Melita. Malta was introduced by the kingdom of Sicily. Dark brown hair comes from the Phoenicians, Romans, Greeks, Normans, Sicilians, Swabians, Arogonese, Castilian, the Knights. Also from its relevant southern location. Malta's skin color is that of olive or light tan- tan. Compare it to Romano's skin color. She stands at an average females height of 159cm.

Apparel:
Work/Business: Her cloth in the image above is based of of the Royal Maltese Militia {1889}. She wears a hat and tall dark brown boot over dark brown pants. Francesca has a red suit that is placed over a white blouse and a brown longer skirt with golden outlines. She has three cross badges based on the Maltese Cross { read v }. One sits in her hair, the second as a brooch on top of her bow and the third as a badge. A belt runs directly across her waist and her hands are clad with gloves. 
Casual: In a more casual wear she loves anything that is "lady like". Dresses are common adorned with lace or frills. She likes blouses and light skirts as well. Pastel colors are also one of her favorites. 

Headcanons
• She is generally pretty good at cooking.
• Francesca leisurely takes walks each day mostly around town.
• She is a bit on the traditional side
• She has a thing for adoring honey
• normally she dresses rather properly as it is polite and welcomed.
• has a deep and strong loving for folklore and the folk music
• She is rather crafty and does like making lace
• She has a pet peeve of wanting to be rather organized. Especially if she is presenting something she'd want to make it look at least presentable.
• She does not appreciate the use of improper language and will often stay rather "old fashioned" in a sense

Prehistory:
Malta was once underwater, shown by marine fossils on high points on Malta's geographical region.  It wasn't until 5200 BC that people arrived to Malta. The people are discovered to be Neolithic people who arrived from Sicily. They were settling on this island mainly farming, fishing and hunting.  Shown to scientists they lived in caves and open dwellings. Other cultures are also shown to have been evident within the time period. This has also left influence on the local community, evidenced by the pottery and art. 
Temple Period:
Most notable in the history of Malta is the temple period which started 3600 BC. Malta is home to Ggantija Prehistoric temple. Its located in Gozo and is the oldest free-standing building in the world. The temple period lasted about 2500 BC. The population is believed to have been wiped out or assimilated.

Bronze Age: 
Remains from settlements and villages have been discovered from this time period. Dolmens or altar like structures have been found. The structures do have similar appearance as the ones that have been discovered in Sicily. Presumably the population of people had come from Sicily. What happened to the population is thought to have died out or disappeared. 

Antiquity
Phoenicians:
Phoenicians possibly from Tyre colonized the island 7th century BC. They used the island as an outpost from which they expanded sea explorations and trade in the Mediterranean. The Phoenicians named the island " Maleth/Malat" which meant "safe haven". They used to live in the present day city of Mdina and Parts of Rabat. 
Carthage and Rome:
 400 BC The Islands were under control of Carthage. They left numerous settlements and established Punic culture on the islands. 218 BC Malta cam under the control of the Roman Republic. During the rule of the Romans the islands prospered and were eventually distinguished as Municipium and a Feoderata Civitas. Many of the Roman Antiquities still exist. They do reflect the close links between the maltese inhabitants and the people of Rome. In AD 60, the new testament records that Saint Paul was shipwrecked on an island named Melite. Bible scholars and Maltese conflate with Malta. 
Vandals and Byzanites 
440 the island was captured by the vandals. It was recovered by the Byzanite general Belisarius in 522. For the next 340 years the island belonged and remained a part of the Byzantine. 

Middle Ages
Muslim Rule:
During 870-1090 CE/AD, Malta was occupied by the Fatimids who implanted 220 years of influence on the civilization. They conquered the islands from the Byzantines after arriving from Sicily in 870. There is still debate wether the islands had been occupied by the Muslims earlier in the 9th or even 8th century. Aghlabids established their capital in Mdina. According to an Arab chronicler and geographer, Malta was practically uninhabited until it was recolonized by the muslims from Sicily in 1048-1049. Muslims did in general tolerate the christian population of malta. Islam in Malta
Norman Kingdom of Sicily Rule
1194-1530 the Kingdom of Sicily ruled the islands and latinisation started in Malta. 1091 Roger I of Sicily made an attempt to establish Norman rule of Malta and was greeted by the few native christians. Arabs fell to the christians. Yet they were allowed to practice freedom of religion until the 13th century. It was a favorable environment and due to that the Muslims continued to demographically and economically dominate Malta for at least 150 years after the christian conquest. Roger II of Sicily managed to rule Malta in 1127. This did gradually change the Arab influence to a European one. 1175 the Burchard bishop of Strasbourg, envoy of Frederick I, Holy roman emperor had the impression that Malta during the time was mostly inhabited by Muslims. In 1191, Tancred of Sicily appointed Margaritus of Brindisi the first count of Malta. Until 1224 strong muslim segment of society remained. In this year however, Frederick II, the Holy Roman Emperor set an expedition against Malta in order to establish royal control and prevent muslim population to help a Muslim rebellion in the Kingdom of Sicily. The conquest of Normans led to latinization and establishment of Roman Catholicism in Malta after the Eastern Orthodox and Islamic domination. During this time the Maltese also grew from the immigration from north { Sicily and Italy}. For 440 years Malta was an appendage of Sicily. Malta was sold and resold to various feudal lords and barons, yet was dominated by the rulers of Swabia, Anjou, the Crown of Aragon, the Crown of Castile, and Spain. The Crown of Aragon ruled Malta joined Castile in 1479 and Malta became part of the Spanish Empire. The administration of these islands fell into the hands of local Nobility who formed a governing body called Università. {{ 1225-1529 }}


Knights of St. John:
In the early 16th century the Ottoman Empire spread over the region gradually. Spanish King, Charles V, feared if Rome fell to the Turks it would be the end of Christian Europe. As a result, in 1522, Suleiman I, drove the Knights of Hospitaller of St. John out of the rhodes. They were sispersed in Europe. 1530, Charles V handed over the island to these Knights. The knights became known and for 275 years these " Knights of Malta" made the island their domain and implanted the italian language as its official. They in result, built towns, palaces, churches, gardens, fortifications, and influenced numerous works of art and enhanced cultural heritage. Originally the knights of St. John was to establish to set up outposts along the route to the Holy land. One of their main tasks were to provide medical assistance. Today the eight pointed cross is still used in ambulances and first aid organizations. In return from the many lives saved, the order received many newly conquered territories that had to be defended. Over time the oder became strong and rich. May 18th 1565, Suleiman the Magnificent laid siege to Malta. The ottoman's arrived to conquer. The knights had prepared themselves, and kept fighting until the Turks ended their lives. The turks moved on to attack Birgu but to no gain. The siege ended September 8th. It became known as a Great Siege. The ottoman empire conceded in defeat as approaching winter storms threatened to prevent them from leaving. The ottomans expected an easy victory within weeks. They had 40,000 men arrayed against the knights nine thousand. Their loss of thousands of men became demolishing. The ottomans made no further advances. 
After the War
The order started to work on new city fortifications after the war. They named the peninsula called Gholja Sciberras named Valetta, after Jean Parisot de la Valette, the grand master who had seen the order through its victory. The ottoman's never returned and so in result the fortifications were never put to a test. Today they remain one of the best- preserved fortifications. Unlike the rulers of the island, the Order of St. John did not have a home country. The island became their home and they invested in it heavily than any other power. Architectural and Artistic remains of this period amongst the greatest of Malta's history. 

Napoleonic French Conquest:
The power of the knights declined and their reign ended in 1798. Napoleon Bonaparte stopped on the Islands and asked for a resupply to his ships, and as the citizens refused to supply him with water, Napoleon sent a devision to scale the hills of Valetta. Homepesch { Grand Master } capitulated. A treaty was signed by which a treaty was signed. It handed over the island of Malta to the French Republic. Napoleon accomplished a number of reforms whilst his short six days stay. He created a new administration with a government commission, the creation of twelve municipalites, the setting up of a public finance administration and the abolition of feudal rights and privileges, the abolition of slavery and the granting of all Turkish slaves. A family code was framed and twelve judges were nominated. Public education was laid down by Bonaparte himself. He provided primary and secondary education. The Maltese viewed the French with different opinions. Within months the french seized church treasures and homes, including the sword of Grand Master Jean Parisot de la Valette. The people of Malta rebelled and the french garrison of General Claude-Henri Belgrand de Vauboise retreated into Valetta. After attempts by locals to retake Valetta, the british asked for their assistance. The french surrounded in 1800.

Malta in the British Empire
British Malta in the 19th century
In 1800 Malta became part of the British Empire voluntarily. In the terms of the Treaty of Amiens, Britain was supposed to evacuate the island yet failed to do so. One of the cases of non-adherence to the treaty led to its collapse and the resumption of war between Britain and France. Excellent harbors became prized asset for the British, especially after the opening of the Suez Canal in 1869. During this time the island became a naval fortress and military base, as well as the headquarters of the British Mediterranean fleet. Home rule was refused to the maltese people until 1921. The locals sometimes suffered from poverty. All due to the island being overpopulated and largely dependent on the British military. Throughout the 19th century the british administration instituted liberal constitutional reforms. They were often and generally refused by the Church and the Maltese elite who preferred to cling to their feudal privileges. Political organizations like the Nationalist party were created or had as one of their aims, the protection of italian language in Malta. 1813 Malta was given the Bathurst constitution. 1814 it was declared free of the plague and 1815 congress of Vienna reaffirmed british rule under the 1814 treaty of paris. 1819 Italian speaking Universita was dissolved. Three years after the revocation of the right of sanctuary, the see of malta was made independent by the See of Palermo. 1839 press censorship was abolished and the construction of St.Paul's angelic an cathedral began. 
In 1846 following the Carnival riots, 1849 a council of government with elected members under british rule was set up. 1870 a referendum was held on ecclesiastics serving on council of government. 1881 Executive council under the British rule was created. 1887 the government was entrusted with "dual control" with britains rule. In the year 1882 the Angelo-Egyptian bank was founded and the beginning of the Malta railway was started in 1883. Maltese postage stamps were first made and issued in 1885 plus in 1904 tram service started. 
Malta in the Interwar Period
During the time of the first world war Malta became known as "the nurse of the miditerranean". 1921 self government was granted under British rule. Malta then became a bicameral parliament with a senate which was then abolished in 1949. It was then instead elected Legislative Assembly. In 1923 Innu Malti, the Maltese national song was played for the first time in public. During that same year Francisco Buhagiar became prime minister. The 1930's were a period of instability between the relations of the Maltese political elite, the Maltese church and the British rulers. 1921 the Constitution was suspended twice.  1933 the Constitution was withdrawn over the government's budgetary vote for the teaching of italian elementary schools. Malta reverted to the crown colony status held in 1913. The language had been Italian before the arrival of the british and in 1934 the English and Maltese were declared the sole official languages. 
British Malta during World War II
Prior to world war II, Valetta was the location of the Royal Navy's Mediterranean fleet headquarters. Due to Malta being seen as a strategic region, Both Axis and Allies fought for the siege of Malta. Malta was divided up with both Axis and Allies sides. The italians surrounded to the British eventually after the British fought against the attacks.
Independence
After the second world war the islands received self rule. They favored independence and went to seek integration with the UK. Malta was the only british colony where integration with the UK was seriously considered. 1961 the Blood commission provided for a new constitution allowing for a measure of self-government and recognizing the "state" of Malta. 

Independent Malta
Nationalists government
On september 21 1964 Malta became an independent state as a constitutional monarchy with Queen Elizabeth as its head state. Its celebrated as Independence day or Jum I- Indipendenza in Maltese. On december 1st 1964 Malta was admitted to the United Nations. 
Labour Governments
In 1973 civil law, civil marriage was introduced and homosexuality and adultery were decriminalized. Capital punishment for murder was abolished in 1967. Malta also entered into a military based agreement with the United Kingdom and other NATO countries. Malta became a republic on December 13th 1974. April 1st 1979 the last British forces left the island after the end of the economic pact to stabilize the Maltese economy. The accession process to the European Union
The nationalist administration of Edward Fenech sought to improve Malta's ties with the western Europe and the United states. Malta also joined the EU on May 1st 2004. 

Malta in the EU
Malta joined the eurozone on January 1st 2008. 1009 George Abela became the president of Malta.  Malta was one of the three countries in the world, along with the Philippines and Vativan city where divorce was not permitted. 

history of malta

{{WIP}}

Economy
Malta is considered an advanced economy together with 32 other nations according to IMF.
Malta depended on cotton, tobacco and shipyards for exports 1800. In 1869 the opening of the Suez Canal gave the economy a boost, having ships be able to dock and also trade increased. However it began declining in the 19th century.
Malta's major resources are limestone. The country produces only 20% of it's food source, limited water source and energy sources.
The economy is surely dependent on trade. Film production is also a growing industry as Malta's settings ranges from modern times to ancient.
The largest commercial banks are Bank of Valletta and HSBC Bank Malta, both of which can trace their origins back to the 19th century.
As for traffic in Malta, car ownership is in any case, high. You drive on the left side of the rode. Car ownership is 4th highest in the European Union.
• Malta also has three large natural harbors.
+ Grand Harbor on the east side of Valetta. It's served as a dock ever since the roman times.
+ Marsamxett Harbour, located on the western side of Valletta, supports yacht marinas.
+ Marsaxlokk Harbour {Malta Freeport}, at Birżebbuġa on the south-eastern side of Malta, is the islands' main cargo terminal.

Random Facts
• Malta is a popular tourist destination, with 1.2 million tourists per year.
• Malta is located in the center of the Mediterranean sea.
• Gozo, Malta's largest island does more farming and has more greenery.
• Malta has been inhabited since 5200 years ago.

Relations
▷ Europe
Armenia
Malta has an honorary consulate in Yerevan whilst Armenia is to open an embassy in Valetta. The Armenian Diaspora in Malta is a community of Armenians, living on the island of Malta. The relationship of the Armenian Kingdom with the Order of St. John dates back to ancient roots, which started 1097. Many armenian knights and ordinary citizens resettled on Malta after the collapse of the Armenian Kingdom in 1375. The second time Armenians resettled in major masses was after the Armenian Genocide in 1915 in the Ottoman Empire. The third time was at the end of the 1990's after the collapse of the USSR. Church Ta'Liesse is an historical example of the Armenian's precance. "In token of friendship between the Maltese and Armenian people.Armenia thanks Malta for its support to Armenians who found refuge in this island in the tragic years of 1375 and 1915" {{ Armenian's In Malta }}

Austria
Austria has an embassy in Ta' Xbiex and Malta has an Embassy in Vienna plus 4 honorary consulates. In an recent article it is stated April 200 since joining the EU, the trade shows increasing exports for Maltese goods to Austria and Austrian goods to be shipped to Malta has increased. Malta supplies mainly electrial machines and toys to Austria and buys mainly machines, instruments, timber plus bevarafes from Austrian companies.
Postitive trade relations with malta are shown. “The recently established Austrian Embassy together with the Austrian Consulate in Malta and the commercial counsellor in Milan aim to intensify the good relations between the two countries and offer information and assistance to all those who want to work with Austria or who want to know more about the country.” {{ Austrian Maltese News }}

Belarus
Balrus is represented in Malta through its embassy in Rome. Malta is represented in Belarus through its embassy in Moscow.

Belgium
The two countries established their relations soon after Malta's independence. Belgium has an embassy in Valetta and Malta has one in Brussels plus an honorary conculate in Antwerp.

Bulgaria
Bulgaria is represented through its embassy in Rome and Malta has 2 honorary consulates in Bulgaria.
The two countries share a history of healthy trade and diplomatic relations. Bulgaria enjoys a wealth of expirience in assisting transacions bewtween the two nations. Malta and Bulgaria has also signed the double taxation agreement.

Croatia
Croatia has a non resident embassy to Malta and Malta has an honorary consulate in Zagreb. Croatia and Malta enjoy exellent bilateral relations. It dates back to 1992. Croatia and Malta has both signed a double taxation agreement and are seeking to further intrest in eachothers sectors. {{ Coatia Malta }}

Cyprus
The two countries each are represented through Rome and Athens. They share political relations due to the similarities between the two such as historical, economical and regional. The Knights of Saint John had a long history on Cyprus before retreating to Malta. The two countries have both discussed enhancing foreign affairs with eachother and also discussed common interests. 

Czech Republic
Czech republic is represented through Rome plus has an honorary consulate in Valetta. Malta is represented in the Czech Republic through a non- resident ambassador based in the foreign ministry in Valetta. Diplomatic realtions between the countries are over 40 years old. Their relations began in 1982 when the Czech Republiic participated at the Malta International Fair. They favor to promote political, cultural and economic fields

{{ ALL WIP }}




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B-asbousa-Doll Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  New member
oh goodness how cuTE ))
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Frozen-Q Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014
thank you u v u 
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EvilsCourtFan Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Student Writer
HIDEKAZ HIMARUYA PLEASE FIND THIS SOMEDAY
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Frozen-Q Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014
Awww ;; 
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EvilsCourtFan Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Student Writer
You put a lot of hard work into this, man! SOMEONE GO GRAB HIMARUYA AND MAKE HIM LOOK AT THIS!
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Frozen-Q Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014
eeeh shes not even finished >///< 
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EvilsCourtFan Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Student Writer
Either way, she's perfect enough to go on screens across the world! C'mon man, she's awesome!
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Frozen-Q Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014
aw you are too flattering ;; < 3 
thank you though
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EvilsCourtFan Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Student Writer
You're welcome! :3
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OkamiTsume Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your Malta is a real cutie!
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