For our national animal the citizens voted on the Wallaby. This small kangaroo creature is native in our area and is the most common animal you can find. Most Wallaby have dark fur with reddish ears. They have small bodies short legs and arms and a short snout. Although they have five fingers they do not have opposable thumbs, or even any thumbs at all!
You may legally own the same animals as the U.S except you can also own a Wallaby if you are granted a permit and license. You may not exceed over two pets unless you live with a joined family. This is due to the lack of animals and food sources on the island as of so far.
Most of our meals are vegetarian because we lack sufficient meat sources. Only those with decent money can afford meat. Since we hail from the U.S we all speak english and use the U.S Dollar is our currency. Since the war, the dollar is rare so the prices have dropped for almost everything.
The government is a constitutional republic, the same as the U.S. The sentences for crime have been raised by 1.5x the original time. Life in prison was substituted for the death penalty unless the criminal was found useful for government use like construction, military power, manufacturing, or anything needing any sort of excessive knowledge pertaining to warfare. There is low tourism because of the stricter laws. Our nation has freedom of religion but if there is a religious based crime the participants can be sentenced up to 15 years along with the original sentence. Women will not receive shorter sentences than man. Transgender citizens will not be allowed to compete in sports of the gender they were not born as. Also, they will not be allowed to use the restroom of the gender they were not born as too. We have established trade between the UK, Australia, the U.S, and southern Asia and Africa. Everything else is the same as the United States except the landscape which is more like Australia.