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  1. The Vocal Voice: Cartel Bust by Bust of Archpriestess' Bust! The Cartel plague that likes to show up it's head every now and again has come out wearing clown make-up as a gang part of the Wāxicayauh Cartel up in the peaks of Acolica had their main hide out raided by armed police with all members inside successfully arrested. How? Because one of the low level grunts decided to steal a statue. Last week, high up in the Tapatepetlis, a temple called Zin O'atlahuimiz hosted a regionally important jade stylised sculpture of the historic and only ever Archpriestess of Metztlitlaca (except for the current Archpriestess of Metztlica, Letzitlioho, of course!) Moyoluani. No one wants to admit it but like the lady of power herself, the personal sculptress of the first Archpriestess certainly was captivated by the feminine form! The statue was prominently the historic Archpriestess' chest, arms, and head. Such statues of only sections of a person are hard to come by nowadays after the had Azlo finally made their three hundred year long journey down to Palu and killed off the old inhabitants. No need for small statues when you have half a peninsula The quaint village of Onoyoluan - where the temple can be found - was shaken to it's core last Tuesday after a ruthless gang stormed Zin O'atlahuimiz and stole several priceless artefacts - one of which was the Moyoluani statue. Adding another priceless historic depiction of an Archpriest to the long list of stolen goods - most of them by Yatōtlaca[1]. This hasn't been the first encounter with gangs in Onoyoluan as cartel activity is high in the region where hard illegal drugs are often created or grown, but the residence of Onoyoluan's most recent encounter have set those living there down a new course; revenge. Three days later, come in the Onoyoluan police force, who get a tip from an anonymous civilian who saw a young Xochimican man in his mid twenties carrying something suspiciously bust-shaped wrapped in a white plastic bag. The civilian stated they saw the shady looking man enter an old house on the outskirts of the village which previously has been suspected of illegal activity in the past but was otherwise suspiciously empty. The brave police men and police women stormed the residence after another man had been seen entering the house from an old beaten car. The police were able to successfully arrest fifteen people within the premises and two other men who were foolishly coming down towards the house in an old Yatotlacan car with several of the stolen art pieces from the temple in the trunk. Deep within the house and hidden under a dirty white plastic tarp was the statue along with several packages of cocaine. It is unknown who the packages were for but the locals suspect our neighbours in the far north have been busy! The statue was thankfully recovered safe and sound along with the stolen goods from the temple. Within the house and by accounts from the gang members, it was revealed that the gang worked for the infamous Wāxicayauh Cartel. So far all of those within the household and the two gang members in the car are held in the local city's prison and going on trial. [1] - Yatōtlaca, a common nickname for Limonaia
  2. Climate Gang Update 2: Island Boogaloo NOTE: Everything in this post is NOT FINAL. It is meant to be discussed and changed, nothing here is finalised. NOTE 2: If you are involved in the 3rd Antargic Council Meeting, read the paragraph below in red. Of the five (four) people who filled out the Eurth Map Revisions Feedback Form, it was primarily split between an update every week or every two weeks - so we will try to push out one of these every 1-2 weeks depending on how much we have done. Currently we are on Draft V2.3 taking on feedback and criticism by those who filled out the form, replied to this thread, or had asked in direct messages to Climate Group members. As done before we will split up each change into it's own categories; this time they are "Created" "Changed/Moved" and "Sunken/Removed". Below are two maps; one of all changes and one that is a generic blank map of Eurth. It should also be stated the way we conduct ourselves has also changed with a new 3-step minmum approval policy. Before any new changes can be added onto a new version of the map they must first be approved within the Climate Group private chat, then brought to those who are directly affected by the changes for confirmation/edits/declination. If those who are affected confirm the new changes and/or the changes are changed to better suit the those affected, the new compromised version is then returned back to the CG group for one final confirmation. This ensures maximum clarity and communication within the group, although does slow down time between versions. Green - Created Red - Changed and/or Moved Blue - Sunken and/or Removed Created Most new land created was primarily near the equator and near the Adisi Ocean. The @Oyus island chain was completely reworked with more uniquely designed islands and with said islands at a further distance from Oyus. Several smaller islands were also placed in the Adisi ocean for possible expansion plans for those who border the Adisi Ocean. @Yeosan was contacted about the new islands and he was positive with the changes. From what was said in the Eurth Map Revisions Feedback Form and in the Discord, the Manamana Isthmus change was rather controversial with an equal split between preferring the new Manamana Isthmus and the old Manamana Isthmus. As such we've decided to compromise on the situation by increasing the width of the isthmus to an average width between the original and Version 1. White - Version 1 Light Green - Version 2.3 Dark Green - Initial Thickness Like last draft, there will be a Feedback Form after a couple days, with a couple questions regarding the Manamana Isthmus. Changed and/or Moved As per expected, there are several islands that have been moved around as per request/decision making. Several islands were moved from the initial Oyus island chain into the Adisi Ocean as requested to allow for more varied expansion by those surrounding the ocean or had historically owned territory in the region. Most likely this will affect @Gallambria, @Oyus, and @Limonaia the most although said affect might be minimal/pre-expected. An island that is currently controlled by the now-inactive @Adaptus (Last online 18th May, 2019) was requested to be moved towards the middle of Occident Europa and Eastern Argis by @Tagmatium Rules as part of the recent Christian Lore Task Force (#bless)'s attempts at unifying the lore around Christianity on Eurth. The island's historic (new) placement would allow for ships from the Occident to reach Argis far earlier then in real life. The closest distance from Occident to Little Adapty (That's what I'm calling the island until someone corrects me) is 826 miles (1,330km). And the closest distance from Little Adapty to Argis is 491 miles (789km) if we allow for the usage of minor islands near the larger landmasses. A direct route from Little Adapty to Argis is 610 miles (981km) Compared to the initial jump from Europa to Little Atapty of 451 miles (726km) and then from Little Atapty to Argis of 989 Miles (1,592km). Both versions equal 2288km, but the newer version reduces the ranges and allows for more realistic travel times by boat. For an example, a straight line from Iceland to Greenland is 733 miles (1179km). This still puts at least one of the journeys on either version outside that limit, but i'll leave the Christian Lore Task Force (#bless) to figure that out. Either to continue to adjust the location of the island or to add another island as part of a chain. Below is where I would personally suggest an island* *Has not been reviewed by the GC nor CLTF Removed or Sunken Only several locations have been removed as this is the most controversial part of any design update. The least controversial will be the removal of "Generic_Island_01" from Oyus' island chain and instead replaced with the far more interesting island south of Yeosan's island. Another island removed is in the far north near Argis, which would be very unlikely to ever see action and reduces the overall emptiness of the map. It's location means it would most likely just be apart of the greater North Pole ice sheets. Below is a picture of a minor change to Argis as requested by @Prymont to allow for his canal to be more realistic (i.e. - cheaper). Contact of @North Dniester through Discord was unsuccessful so I could not ask his permission/opinion on the matter. The extended Canamo Sea follows his northern border with no reduction to his nation's size. Antargis' Aurelia-centred peninsula has been reduced in it's height to allow for it's ocean currents and that of Aurelia to remain distinct with only a small amount of circulation between them. This means that Antargis' ocean currents remained locked to it's continent primarily and reinforces the colder temperatures - similar to the real life Antarctica - keeping it uninhabitable. On the topic of Antargis... Antargis Appeal - Important! We required those who's RPs are tied with Antargis to provide feedback on the new continent. So far we have had zero responses and yet those involved who are willing to voice their opinions call us out on bad communication. As such I am stating this is our final draft on Antargis unless someone from the 3rd Antargic Council Meeting states they are unhappy with the changes and provides (constructive) criticism or requests for the changes to be reverted. We are happy to revert any changes any members feel are too intrusive or a worse then their initial versions. But we cannot *know* if people feel as though these changes are for the worse if they refuse to provide us with complaints or criticism. We were initially planning to [@] all members involved in the 3rd Antargis Council Meeting but we decided against doing so. We do not wish to cause a confrontation between members, but we cannot continue to let this drag us without a known conclusion. This decision was agreed upon by Orioni. Other Changes The war for what to call the tectonic plate to the east of the Marenesia Plate continues to rage on. "Oceanesia" is the current working title, but if anyone has an idea for a better name or prefers a name from above please state so in a reply on either here or on the Discord. After talking to Oyus we came to agree to leave the tectonic boundary as is, same with Tagmatium. If anyone wishes for their position near/on a tectonic plate to change please state so. Also; you are of course allowed to ignore any tectonic hazards that might occur in your nation due to the changes as with anything provided here - we are not the ones with the final say in your country. Well I mean, technically Orioni and the admins do if they believe you are going too far. But that's besides the point. Ocean currents remain relatively the same except with the reduction in currents mixing between Aurelia and Antargis. Friendly reminder that if you are close to the equator and have a warm current at your coastlines you can (realistically - up to you) have large expanses of coral reefs if you also have large regions of continental shelving. Continental shelves were not changed from the previous version except to accommodate the new/moved/removed landmasses. Prymont's continental shelving was extended slightly to be inline with the larger tectonic plate (and to allow for more fishing). Conclusion Although the first version came out on rocky terms and issues regarding communication, we have strived for this next version to be more transparent with the community and directly involving the members with more of the precise changes. Of course there is still much to do regarding both our quality of communication and the maps, but we hope that in the end everyone will come out of this happier and more satisfied with their countries and the wurld as a whole then when we started. In 2-3 days time, we will be releasing a second questionnaire regarding these proposed changes and to give you enough time to come to some conclusions about the proposal. If all goes well we will be able to begin work on the climate maps and as well join up with members of the community directly to begin work on maps for historic migration, modern day cultures, and distribution of cultures. But all in due time.
  3. The Capital Paper "Murder on the Montagna Express" Last night at 1am, two men were wounded and another man killed by a man wielding a knife whilst on the Third Montagna Express. The perpetrator, Fabiano Acciai, was caught stabbing two men on the train as it was entering the Pōcatep mountain tunnel at 1:02 AM. A man by the name of Otaxo Moyauh attempted to apprehend Fabiano Acciai but was stabbed in the chest. By the time the train had exit the tunnel, the security guards onboard were able to restrict and disarm Fabiano Acciai until the train reached the nearest station - Tihua station - to be arrested. One of the first men stabbed is currently in critical condition in hospital with the other only suffering a minor injury. Sadly, Otaxo Moyauh had died from blood loss before the emergency services could arrive to the Tihua station. Whilst Fabiano Acciai awaits trial, it is unknown which country he will be tried in as the Montagna Express' had passed the border into the Kingdom of @Eulycea when arriving at the Tihua station and arrested. However, the murder and assaults had occurred within Metztlitlaca territory, with Acciai himself coming from Metztlitlaca from the town of Jā O'icxoitlim in the northern reaches of the Tapelt Dominion. The train is maintained by the Montagna Company situated in Eulycea. Third Montagna Express leaving the Dominion of Xinmetztli, picture provided by the Montagna Company. Fabiano Acciai stated he attacked the two men due an ongoing cartel war in the northern Calpullalis of the Tapelt Dominion, with the other two men part of a rival cartel group. Acciai also stated that he "had no intention of killing Otaxo Moyuah". No illegal drugs or similar contraband was found on Acciai upon his arrest. The first Montagna Express first made it's treacherous 518 kilometre long journey from Xinatlahuimiz to the Elycean capital of Brisa over the Tapatepetli Mountain Range in 1904 after thirty years of construction. The railway was first designed to carry light cargo from the colony of Mezzalunia controlled by the then Limonaian Empire over to the Kingdom of Eulycea to cut down travel time significantly. With the formation of the Unified Republic of Palu and then subsequently the Soul Palu Confederation the first Montagna Express was decommissioned and the railway closed. The Montagna railway's tunnels were often used by anti-fascist liberators from the early 60s up to the mid 70s as their bases of operations, with the famous Mountain Top Headquarters of the Cuatlacuil Armed Forces made into the highest museum in Metztlitlaca in 1981 at four and a half kilometres from sea level. The railway was reopened in 1988 with two trains running the railway. The Second Montagna Express was similar in size to the original with five carriages, four being passenger and the fifth a restaurant and bar. The Third Montagna was significantly smaller and only runs on the off-season when tourism is significantly lower.
  4. Broadcasts from the Crescent Broadcasts from the Crescent is the newspaper thread for the Dominions of Metztlitlaca and will be split mainly into 3 newspapers. The first newspaper and will be the most commonly used is the Capital Paper. Founded in 1843 by the Archpriest at the time, the Capital Paper is a nationally run corporation managed directly by the Teopac of Finance and the Teopac of Culture and Religious Life. When the Unified Republic of Palu first came to power after colonialism, the Capital Paper was renamed to the Palu Papers and then used to propagate propaganda across the nation. The Limonaian Republic after used the Palu Paper under the same name as their own propaganda company. The Kingdoms of Metztlica and Acolica attempted to shut down the Palu Papers due to it's controversial history, but was eventually allowed to continue to exist as long as they returned to their initial branding of the Capital Paper and remained a nationalised company. Although the Capital Paper declares itself to be politically and culturally neutral it's perspective on stories are often bias towards the government and the economy. The Capital Paper is also one of the few Newspaper companies which repeatedly addresses global issues as well as major headlines from other nations, giving it some rather powerful political influence over the public. The second newspaper is the Truths of Metztli, a more culturally right-wing newspaper that primarily sells in the Azlo and Faloki communities with a strong bias towards LAANN and Metztli Nationalist and against Il Domineo and the greater wurld community. Although Truths of Metztli has the economic capabilities to go out to other nations and report on major headlines, besides LAANN they rarely talk about the wurld outside of Metztlitlaca. Despite their name, take what they say with a grain of salt. The Truths of Metztli is relatively new, only beginning to print in 1999 but has soared in popularity within the Faloki and Azlo due to it's anti-oppressor attitude and anti-globalist ideology (not counting LAANN, of course). Several times in the 2000s and 2010s the Teopac of Culture and Religious Life took the Truths of Metztli to court over perceived hate speeches. In the end the Truths of Metztli prevailed as they never explicitly broke any laws pertaining towards hate speech. Lastly is the Vocal Voice, a culturally and economically left-wing company that often works alongside the Teopac of Finance. Founded in 1948 the Vocal Voice was initially the national newspaper of the South Palu Confederation but was shut down once the Limonaian Republic annexed the nation. In 1988 the Vocal Voice was re-established with the help of the Teopac of Finance 40 years after it's initial closure. The Vocal Voice is most prominent in the Yatotlan, Tapelt, Pekatekan, and Xinmetztli Dominions due to leaning more towards left-liberal then the rest of the nation. Nowadays however, the Vocal Voice is known for it's more scandalous and less-than-mature writing compared to the more passionately written Truths of Metztli or logically typed Capital Paper. The Vocal Voice is far more secular then it's two competitors, and rarely reports on religion/faith-based news stories unless said news story impacts the whole nation greatly. The Vocal Voice may not fact check as much as the Capital Paper, and so it can come off as just as bias as the Truths of Metztli - albeit in a completely different direction. One thing you might notice about all three logos is that none of them possess any text, as iconography is far more important to the Metztlitlacans then text due to the numerous national languages within the country - most of which blend into one another at tribal and ethnic borders - resulting in a bureaucratic nightmare for any company. If text is used, it usually printed in Standardised Naxua, the Yatotlan Dialect of Cristinese, and the Faloki Dialect of Huang all written in the Aroman alphabet along with Standard Anglish and the Salxa Dialect of Salvian in the Acolica Dominion; Tapelt Naxua if in the northern half of the Yatotla Dominion and Tapelt Dominion; and Pekatekan and Anglish in the Pekateka Dominion. Therefore the easiest thing to do is to have a recognisable logo if your company exists beyond your local community.
  5. Climate Gang Update NOTE: Everything in this post is NOT FINAL. It is meant to be discussed and changed, nothing here is finalised. Due to all the climate rework and map reworks, the maps we currently use have large discrepancies between them - such as island chains missing or moved. As such for the past couple weeks, I, @Sunset Sea Islands, @Heiheguo, and @Orioni have been working on producing a large range of maps that will be consistent, coherent, and easily readable. Although we haven't been private about our current project we believe now is a good time to be completely open and show what we have made so far as part of an act of transparency, and allow for those who disagree to have their voices heard and acknowledged before it becomes unmanageable. So far we have a new blank map of Eurth (see below), which is something we have been sorely needing for several months now. Using this map the differences made are more obvious. Each change shown on the rework map that's labelled will be given their own short paragraph on why we made those decisions. Annoyingly this post was meant to come out *before* Orioni posted the new map into the changelogs but due to mixed messages he posted it before hand. So if anyone would like changes to be done to the map we would happily amend the changelog. "Why was Marenesia packed in together?" This was done mostly by SSI and thus I believe it would only be right for SSI to be the one to explain his reasoning: Of course this may be the most controversial change of the map, so we are very willing to accommodate for any nations based in Marenesia which wish to voice their complaints to have their island moved back to it's original location. "Why was the Manamana isthmus shrunk?" The Manamana isthmus was shrunk in order to make the Manamana canal more viable. I should state however that SSI had no part in the decision for this change except the final nod of approval. The thickness of the isthmus is still larger then that of the Panama isthmus so that historically a canal from the Manamana bay into the Adlantic would of been impossible, and only now with modern equipment would it be possible - albeit incredibly expensive. Initially there was also plans to shrink the isthmus between the Mediargic and Canamo Sea to allow for a realistic canal placement for @Prymont, but that would of required Dniester to be severely reduced in size. Those who reside in that part of Argis can decide amongst each other the best course of action - either to change isthmus or to keep it the same. "What's with the changes to the islands in the Adlantic?" With a newly reworked tectonic plate map based off SSI's proposal, it was seen as important to make the wurld's island distribution less chaotic. At first that might sound stupid, but if you look at the real world many islands follow island chains such as the Caribbean, Pacific ring of fire, and even the pacific ocean islands - which are loosely in a chain going east to west. Islands held by @Oyus, @Galahinda, @Gallambria have not been moved. "What happened to Marenesia?" It was Orioni's decision for the introduction of a Marenesia-Europan island bridge, as such it'll be best for him to explain why; The islands also line up with the tectonic boundary between Marenesia Major and Marenesia Minor as well as serves for a location for possible expansion for nations in Marenesia or southern Europa. @Kualoa and the Marenesia Minor islands were shrunken down as to increase the range of island sizes on Eurth - giving more variability - as well as making their formation from volcanic hotspots more credible. We felt confident in shrinking the islands as Kualoa has been inactive since September 15, 2017 and following protocol should of had their nation removed by now. "Why remove unnecessary islands? Every island is special in their own unique way!" It looked weird on a globe and it's placement meant that the likelihood of someone wanting to expand onto it was unlikely. If it makes you feel any better the island(s) that were there were shrunken and moved around the globe to be used in other locations. Rest in peace Frisland. "Why is Antargis different?" The changes to Antargis may be the largest physical change in on the map and most likely the one to be rejected by the community. But just seeing side-by-side images of the old and new Antargis can show our reasons very clearly: Old Antargis | New Antargis Old Antargis is ugly. On a more serious note, the completely different Antargis will require nations who own bases in Antargis to have to reposition their bases (or we can try place them in a location as close to the original as possible). However, this can also be used as a time of rethinking and trying out ideas you never had the opportunity to try. New Antargis also doesn't have the issues that Old Antargis did where most of it's coastline was habitable due to being too large - which is why New Antargis is smaller. However, part of the New Antargis coastline will still remain habitable, as unlike Earth's Antarctica which is positioned in such a way as to not have warm currents from lower latitudes reach the continent, Antargis is linked with the wurld's global current systems. This can either be ignored or we can use this unique situation to our advantage and allow for small colonies along the habitable portions of the coastline. Once again, this is up to those who have an interest in the continent and if they accept the changes. Tectonic Plates Map The names used in the new tectonic plate map are temporary and are only there to help identify key locations and boundaries. If anyone has better names for tectonic plates please post them in this thread. Below is the old tectonic plate map for comparisons: Each plate was created for a purpose, but due to oddities in the topography of Eurth many odd tectonic plates had to be constructed. An example of this is the Ragan and Suverin plates. The two minor plates were placed there to counter the collision of the Adlantic and Europan plates which would of caused the formation of Himalayan-like mountains. As @Tagmatium Rules plans to expand into the unclaimed region there, it would be unfair to him to suddenly put a large mountain range and destroy a large chunk of his history. For opposite reasons the Argic plate was split between the Argis and Arcto plates so that Prymont's northern mountains remain intact. The Tiauhai and Flauton plates in SSI's proposal was one single plate, however it had to be cut in half so that @Andalla's request could be achieved. The Hekla plate has no reason to exist other then to further my tectonic plate fetish of the Scotia Plate. The new tectonic boundaries also help highlight the new island chains (Marenesia-Marenesia, Adisi-Meso, Adisi-Fulgiotan, Adisi-Marenesia, Dolch-Adlantic, etc.). I should apologise to Prymont, Oyus, @Yeosan, @Greater Serbia as realistically earthquakes and volcanoes may become an issue in your nations. However as it's not up to me to decide what happens in your nations - feel free to ignore any tectonic hazards you like. Continental Shelf Map The most useless and useful map so far, the continental shelf map. Regions with large continental shelving tend to have higher abundance of fish, so if your nation is meant to be well known for it's open ocean fishing and you lack sufficient continental shelving for the type of fish you fish, feel free to show us how you would like it to be amended. The large continental shelving in eastern Alharu, phantom islands in Marenesia and it's landbridges are there to help further emphasis the ice age migration of Europans into the New Wurld. End Product Map Sadly we currently do not have a map of just the topography yet but here is a map of all the changes in one. No topography within a person's nation was changed besides @Lusotropia, @Kaitaine, and @Yeosan. The largest changes were in central Alharu, where the highlands were reduced in size and made accurate to their real-life counterparts (East African Rift Valley). Due to all the changes, rivers had to be tweaked subtly. So if you wish to fully detail out your river system, now would be a good time to do so (See Heiheguo's river system). Other There are of course some things we still need to work on. Using our current knowledge we have plans for the creation of two separate climate maps; One that is easily readable with basic names such as 'jungle' or 'desert', and another that uses an in-depth version of the Köppen climate classification system. The more in-depth version will be designed using two global air current circulation map like the ones below as well as using a more detailed ocean currents map (also below). On the left is the complex ocean currents and on the right are the simplistic ocean currents. Lastly with the help of other staff members, all inactive nations will begin to go through a process which determines if they should remain on the map, be reworked, shrunken, or deleted. However this last part is uncertain and will only be achieved once all the pieces are in place. We hope for further transparency in the future and that these maps are not too controversial.
  6. Teopac of History – Formation of Metztlitlaca Timeline This timeline is to be the groundwork for a future story based from 1979 onwards called ‘From Strings to Rope’. But to prevent massive amounts of exposition I’m dumping it all here. With the end of the Great Alharun War on December 18th, 1975 and the restoration of the Limonaian monarchy on March 10th of 1976, the colonies that make up modern day Metztlitlaca (Asloterra, Mezzalunia, Pericoloia, Pekaterra) were granted the rights to independence as part of the Treaty of Nuovo Arburio at the end of the war – signed by Limonaia and Fulgistan. In the centre of the nation was the Worker’s Republic of Falokistan as Fulgistan had temporary control over the Faloki-Chalica region of modern day Metztlitlaca as the people there were sympathetic to the Fulgistani government and were also the most violent against Limonaian rule, thus Fulgistan saw to the establishment of a client state of Falokistan. In the far east was the city colony of Kaseka, owned by Seylos as part of a two century old treaty with the extinct Crescent Empire. The Nuovo Arburio treaty between Limonaia and Fulgistan stated that by the end of 1976 the colony of Asloterra was to gain it’s independence as its own independent nation. The Tapelts (a collection of cultures making up one of the two main ethnic groups under the banner of Azlo) protested against such treaty, wishing for their own independent Tapelt state. The representatives of Limonīstac and the representatives of the Tapelt met behind closed doors for the potential establishment of the Republic of West Palu made up of the colony of Mezzalunia and the western third of Asloterra. The negotiation of West Palu however never got beyond initial outlines for a constitution as the Tapelt were granted their own autonomous colony separate from Asloterra on May 20th 1976. In Falokistan, tension was rising over (fake) leaked documents that Fulgistan had no intentions of offering a vote to Falokistan to join Metztlica and Acolica. The Chalicastani People’s Army used the documents to incite the break away of the Chalicastani state to join Metztlica and Acolica When the Kingdoms of Metztlica and Acolica gained independence on the last day of December 1976 (as planned), the Colony of Tapelt was allowed to remain as it continued to discuss it’s potential for independence or to join Metztlica and Acolica. Tensions continued to rise in Falokistan despite the documents being proven to be fake and that the vote for September 1977 was still in place. The Metztlica and Acolica embassy in Fulgistan stated Metztlica and Acolica would not recognize an independent Chalicastan which caused several protests in eastern Metztlica once the announcement went public. In the colonies of Mezzalunia and Pericoloia, the end date of the expulsion of the Limonīstac was settled on July 5th, 1980. At the same time, two different proposals had been brought up for the Yatotlan Dominion(s) to those working under the Treaty of Nuovo Arburio. One stated that the two majority-Yatotlan colonies (the mixed ethnic group of Limonaians and the now extinct Azlo ethnic group of the -cos people who spoke their own sub-language like the Tapelt.) should be a single dominion called Yatotla. A second proposal stated that Mezzalunia and Pericoloia would remain two separate entities as the Dominions of Yatotla and Pericoloia. However with the discovery of the West Palu plans and that it was believed two separate dominions would give the Yatotla too much political power, the first proposal was chosen. On May 29th, 1977, Chalicastan declared independence from Falokistan and within a week had sent a request to Metztlica and Acolica to join the nation as a third Dominion – which was declined personally by the Archpriest. The letter sent to the leader of Chalicastan has been stated to be so brazen that the leader’s wife fainted upon reading it. In the Colony of Tapelt, a vote to whether be independent or be apart of Metztlica and Acolica was to be held on the 2nd of January 1978. Similarly, the vote in Falokistan to join Metztlica and Acolica was given a definitive date of the 10th of September, 1977. Chalicastan agreed to a similar vote on the 15th of September, 1977. Falokistan vote came in at 67% in favour of joining Metztlica and Acolica, and the Chalicastan vote of joining Metztlica and Acolica at 89% in favour. Falokistan and Chalicastan would be introduced as a single dominion of Faloki and the first secular republic dominion outside of the capital’s dominion of Xinmetztli within the renamed Dominions of Metztlitlaca. On December 31st, 1978, the interior of Mezzalunia was handed over to Metztlica and Acolica as almost all of the Limonīstac had been sent to the coastline or back to Limonaia proper. A small region of the colony of Pekaterra was also handed over to Metztlitlaca for similar reasons. Seylos and Metztlitlaca came to an agreement over Kaseka, where Metztlitlaca would allow tax-free and tariff-free imports and exports out of it’s territorial waters as well as recognise Kaseka as it’s own legal entity. In return, Seylos was to keep Kaseka’s borders open to trade and business as well as provide for Kaseka if they wish to gain independence or join Metztlitlaca. On the 2nd of January of 1978, the Tapelt colony had it’s vote and 52.6% voted in favour of joining Metztlitlaca. Many of those who voted against joining Metztlitlaca pinned the vote’s outcome on the Tlahuiso of northern Tapelt. An independence group wishing for the establishment of the Republic of Tlaxcali in the south-west region of Tapelt was formed, where ‘no’ votes were the highest. In Mezzalunia the north-west of the colony was handed over to Metztlitlaca rule putting the final nail into the coffin of the idea of West Palu. The western portion of Pericoloia was put under Metztlitlaca control as well as the colony of Pekaterra – now under the name of Pekateka. The Tlaxcali separatists continued to grow throughout 1979. Over the course of 1979 Pericoloia and Mezzalunia continued to be handed over to Metztlitlaca with only their major coastlines now under Limonaian autonomy. Due to storms in the latter half of the year, Limonaia was given an extension of half a year to hand over complete control over to Metztlitlaca - now by June 1980. On January 1st, 1980, the Republic of Tlaxcali declared independence from Metztlitlaca. However it had almost zero support by the global Eurth community except for Eulycea providing limited numbers of firearms. For the most part Metztlitlaca ignored Tlaxcali, until the Bombing of Arancia when a group of 7-8 Tlaxcali terrorists set of five bombs in the city centre of the city of Arancia on the Tlaxcali-Mezzalunia border in attempt to destroy a historical Limonaia manor and several statues and police stations. Two police stations burned down along with an adjacent shop, two statues were destroyed in total and the manor sustained major fire damage but was able to be repaired over several years. Although it was a direct attack on Limonaia – meant specifically against Limonaia – Metztlitlaca was the one who declared war on Tlaxcali as Metztlitlaca had control over the city. In Pericoloia, the mainland along with several islands had been entirely put under Metztlitlaca control with the remaining islands split between the “colony” of Allatot and the colony of Pericoloia. This was done to split the bureaucracy and speed up the process. On June of 1980 the Limonaian colonies of Allatot, Pericoloia, and Mezzalunia were officially handed over to Metztlitlaca. The western border of Pericoloia was annexed directly into the Dominion of Metztlica, with the rest of Pericoloia and Mezzalunia under the Yatotla Dominion, another secular republic. Tlaxcali was split in half by a joint naval and land invasion on April 2nd, 1980 and a northern assault of the major headquarters of Tlaxcali in May 1st proved successful. On November 29th of 1980, Tlaxcali surrendered and was re-annexed into Metztlitlaca on December 1st. Metztlitlaca was finally unified under the modern borders up until 1992 when Agilnaj attempted an independent republic of the Tapelt region. But that’s a story for another day.
  7. Metztlitlaca - Short Overview The Dominions of Metztlitlaca, the ex-colony of the Grand Duchy of Limonaia, gained it's independence in 1977 after 127 years of on-and-off colonial oppression. The nation isn't very well known by the average person living in Argis or Europa, just another Low-Income-Country within Alharu/Aurelia, perhaps only common stereotypes of a mass-slavery and human sacrifice ever reaches the ears of those high above in the northern hemisphere. Of course like any country, Metztlitlaca is far more complex then a couple stereotypes. Area: 686,550 km^2 Perimeter: 5625 km Population: 21,430,663 Population Density: 31.22 per km^2 GDP per Capita: $3,010.25 GDP total: $64,511,653,300 Metztlitlaca is a loose federation of 7 dominions. Tapelt Dominion, Faloki Dominion, Metztlica Dominion, Acolica Dominion, Pekateka Dominion, Yatotla Dominion, and the Xinmetztli Dominion. The nation is primarily split between cultures of the Azlo (Indigenous Aztec-like group), Yatotla, and Faloki. Religion is also a large dividing line between Christianity, Islam, and Huecatoc (native pagan religion). 2 of the 7 dominions are ran as constitutional monarchies (Acolica & Metztlica) with considerable but not complete power, with the other 5 ran as republics. Each Dominion has high levels of autonomy politically with their own devolved parliaments under their own unitary systems. All Dominions must follow the Teopac of Collective Intent (the highest governing body). Democracy within Metztlitlalio is corrupt and the few political parties involved are often easily bribed by outside forces. Cultures & Religion. The Azlo indigenous group migrated into southern Palu in 300 AD, almost entirely replacing the original inhabitants related to the Lyceans in northern Palu except for the Pekateka on the south-eastern coast. Currently there are 7 ethnic groups that make up the greater Azlo cultural group. The Metztlica are the largest group and the namesake of the nation. The others are; the Acolica and Xochimica of the Acolica Dominion; the Tlaxcaliso, Tlahuiso, and Tepaniso of the Tapelt Dominion, and Chalica of the northern half of the Faloki Dominion. Most of the Azlo in the Tapelt Dominion as well as the Xochimica are mostly Christian, whereas the Chalica are primarily Muslim. The remaining groups follow their indigenous religion of Huecatoc - a moon-based faith. The Yatotla are a mestizo ethnicity made of Limonaian colonists in the late 19th century - not to be mistaken with the Limonīstac, primarily white Limonaians who arrived in the late 40s to late 60s by the then-fascist Limonaian government to further colonise the colony. In the mid to late 70s the vast majority of Limonīstac were required to leave the nation or be forcefully expelled, with those who had evidence of their family living in Metztlitlaca from pre-fascist Limonaia or were Yatotlan in appearance allowed to remain. The Faloki were originally Huang slaves brought by the Limonaian Empire, however many escaped with the help of the Chalica people who inevitably intermingled with the Huang to form a fusion culture called the Faloki. Economy Only 20% of the nation’s population live in urban areas, primarily within the capital city of economic centres. 62% of Metztlitlacans work in the primary sector, split primarily between agriculture (generic cash crops and more exotic tropical fruits and vegetables) and mining of low-density metals – primarily Aluminium, Titanium, and Magnesium -, with smaller parts in forestry and fishing. 21% work in the secondary sector in manufacturing and refinery of metals. Lastly only 12% work in the tertiary sector – primarily tourism. The last 5% is within administration or quaternary sector businesses. This has begun to change in recent years due to international aid in the industrialization of Metztlitlaca as well as the encouragement of tourists into the nation from Il Domineo nations and Fulgistan. Metztlitlaca follows a State Capitalist economics model with the Teopac of Finance being the major body in regulations and management of national companies. Due to wide-scale corruption within the government the Teopac of Finance can often be sluggish or turn a blind eye towards more anti-consumer policies or ideas. One major issue within the economy – especially the agricultural sector – is the use of mass forced labour from prisons, which has been a part of the economy since ancient times and exploited heavily during Limonaian rule. Current aid for industrialisation have come with added rules towards the gradual removal of forced labour. Tourism is a moderately sized sector, primarily around the capital of Xinatlahuimiz, and the Yatotla Dominion with it’s capital of Nuovo Arburio – pronounced Nuvo Abulio in the Yatotlan Cristinese dialect. Generally tourist advisors state to remain within the Yatotla Dominion when travelling or only go to the Dominion Capitals or major cities listed. When coming to Metztlitlaca, it is also heavily advised and even required by many tourist companies to take several injections for tropical diseases such as Malaria before coming. Military & Foreign Affairs Metztlitlaca's military is almost entirely for homefield use with limited capabilities to extend outside of the Palu Peninsula or LAANN nations. Metztlitlaca gets most of it's military equipment and firearms from Limonaia and Fulgistan. The nation has very few tanks , instead relying on primarily armoured vehicles and towed artillery along with infantry. There isn't much to talk about here outside of Azlo War Culture. Metztlitlaca is willing to befriend more unorthodox regimes that the rest of the Eurth community may be more anxious to (openly) trade and interact with. However, most of Metztlitlaca's network of alliances are within Il Domineo and the League of Alharu and Aurelian Native Nations. Metztlitlaca has a economic partnership program designed around the removal of forced prison labour, although prison labour isn't unique to Metztlitlaca, it's explicit and mass-usage along with a highly punitive prison have led many to condemn the nation for it's practises. Current aid for industrialisation comes with additional guidelines towards the gradual removal of said forced labour under the economic partnership program.
  8. Below are actual changes. I don’t know exactly how the process works, hopefully I’m doing it right. Archpriest Dominion of Metztlitlalio’s name is being officially changed to the United Dominions of Metztlitlaca. I’ve already outlined above why I’m changing. Unless you really want to, there isn’t a reason to go back and change old newspapers you’ve posted with the new name, as it’s close enough to the old name to be identifiable. The capital city of Metztlitlaca is “Xinatlahuimiz” – literally “Capital city of (the) Valleys”. A common nickname is “Xinatla”. The old name ‘(Altepetl) Tekaken’ will be an exonym which was given sometime into colonialism. It is 100% fine to still use it so no need to change anything related to it. "“Temple of Culture and Religious Life” “Temple of Finance” These two are being replaced with a single mega factbook-like thread called “The Teopac of Metztlitlaca”. In that thread will be all canon information about Metztlitlaca as a sort of more in-depth version of my IIwiki. For now they’ll be 3 different Teopac (Temples): -Teopac of Culture & Religious Life -Teopac of Finance (Economy) -Teopac of Warriors (Military) “Historic Nations Before Metztlitlalio” is being renamed to “The Past Lives of Metztlitlaca”. Not Deleted. “The Capital Paper” is being replaced with “Broadcasts from the Crescent” and will be made up of 3 separate newspaper outlets: The Capital Paper – the nationally ran newspaper that may or may not be bias towards the government. Moon’s Truths – a more nationalist slightly xenophobic newspaper which does speak critically of the government from time to time. Lastly a yet-to-be-named newspaper that’s more liberal and open and often speaks critically of the government's actions. None of the 3 papers are meant to be unbiased in a meta context, but two or more papers may sometimes report on the same topic – especially if it’s quite a big deal across the nation so you can make up your own opinions on the matter. It’s more fun that way :). Also means I can use different personas and it isn’t so boring to write. This one might be better to archive considering how much I’ve done, although everything in it will be non-canon now (until redone or mentioned in the new newspapers). “Metztlitlalio Foreign Affairs” is being replaced with the “Metztlitlaca Teopac of Foreign Affairs” - I will also be sending out a bunch of letters to different nations to canonise several long-standing alliances and histories. This one I’m the most iffy on deleted and might be best to just archive – so I don’t loose current canon ties to those I’ve already interacted with. Regarding my factbook on the forum, I’m keeping it for now but once I’ve added enough to my Teocalli of Metztlitlaca thread it would be nice to delete it, as it’s very outdated and would become redundant. Saqkan will remain, although I will be going back to redo it now that the Tapelts are a sister culture to the Azlo.
  9. After some talk with @Eulycea we came to a simple conclusion - the Tapelts will remain as the west mountain group split between our nations, but will instead of a relative ethnicity to the Metztlica and Alcolica (Metztlitlalio's two main Azlo groups) with their own standardised language and culture unlike the initial maya approach. They still will be named the Tapelts as the name comes from the nahua word tepetl aka "mountain". The list of threads that I need to be deleted or locked is continuing to be formalised - It most likely will be released the upcoming weekend, when I have time to begin all my new threads to replace them.
  10. So it's been 6 days and to be honest not much has been developed due to a packed week. But I have come to a couple conclusions; From what I've heard, most people prefer "Metztlitlaca" aka "People of the Moon". Pros: -Very similar to the old name, so it won't be as jarring a change. -Sounds unique but at the same time not a mouthful like "Metztlitlalio" which forces your tongue to move a lot more then "Metztlitlaca". Cons: -It's still an ethnic name, it's based around the largest ethnic group in the nation. Which wouldn't be an issue for most other then the fact that Metztlitlalio is a very diverse country. There is potential to do some major retconning and remove any mention of the Tapelt and have Metztlitlaca be an entirely Aztec-based nation with the Faloki + Yatotla ethnic minorities. This will require me to redo my Saqkan story line (not much, just edit some empire names and names of locations) as well as bulldoze pretty much all of my old work - not just the Temple Threads - along with everything to do with the civil war and history pre-Azlo Migrations. The Tapelt being replaced will have to be Aztec in origin as either Limonaian or Fulgistani based separatists would have most likely succeeded in breaking away. The civil war itself could possibly be removed, as recent history could be reworked further then it already has been, but it might change current modern interactions quite a bit. This will also affect @Eulycea as the Tapelt are meant to be an ethnic group divided between our lands. Removing the Tapelt however will make the local region and Metztli as a whole a hell of a lot more cohesive and also it'll mean Metztli isn't steps away from exploding into ethnic genocide. It'll also mean I'm not just hogging all the Mesoamerican groups :P. Generally, I want to hear other people's opinions on this. It's a can of worms, but also a can of worms that might be worth digging through for a more cohesive local region. When it comes to Metztli's Aztec cultures/Ethnicities (called the Azlo), I've managed to cobble together a more solid base for the culture with actual research into Aztec culture. I've also began some dipping into East Asia - specifically Chinese - culture pre-communism and post-communism for ideas and to further make the Azlo a unique group and not just rebranded Aztecs. Similarly, the language is going to be built from the ground up with the very basic grammar of classical Nahuatl and old Mandarin as a basis for ideas (along with my own ideas). Thirds time the charm :PP. Regarding the above quote, After some thinking, it might honestly be easier if it's just deleted. The only people interacted with on it were Rihan and people who didn't reply because I was new and ew at the time.
  11. I think 'ending slavery' would become more of a hot take phrase used to convince the populous of your nations to get behind funding this random 3rd world tropical nation, the real reasons being more economic in nature as by industrialising Metztli the output of raw low-density metals increases and prices for said metals decrease, making your nation's economic expenses on getting things like Aluminium and Titanium far less, improving the economy. You could also look at it from the prison labour perspective; Metztli has an incentive to get as many people into prisons as it can to use them for forced labour. I didn't touch upon the Prison labour in the first post because I forgot, but it's quite obvious how this can become incredibly exploitative and immoral by the government. Forced labour is still a massive issue just this time it's made to be more realistic, not a black and white issue that can just be hit with a hammer (eg sanctions), which is something the original version should of had happen to it (get sanctions). This new form of slavery is both economically and politically linked, so that economically ruining Metztli will only make the issue worse as more people sell themselves as Tlacotli but also Metztli use more prison labour to compensate for the sanctions. The only real way of removing slavery is by industrialising Metztli and making the current model of Tlacotli unviable and then put the strangle hold on Metztli to reduce/remove Prison labour.
  12. Note regarding language and the messy words I'm using: I'm working on a standardised "book" (a giant spreadsheet) of all words I use to maximum consistency.
  13. The Above Average In Size Rose Pink Button (Not as bad as a Big Red Button) I know generally on Eurth doing retcons like these are heavily discouraged, but for the past several months I have been dissatisfied with what I’ve created so far and I think I have found the route problem; past me was shit at worldbuilding. The basis of Metztlitlalio is weak at best and downright missing at worst with nothing properly establishes and conflicting information everywhere, which has made me dispassionate regarding foreign affairs with Metztlitlalio and related newspapers because I’m uncomfortable with what I’ve got behind the scenes. So after some thought I decided the best thing to do would be to entirely wipe all internal mechanisms and parts of Metztlitlalio and begin anew – still based off Mesoamerica and Subsahara Africa of course, but this time with a solid foundation I can work off of. External relationships with other nations will remain the same (unless the other member asks for it to be changed). Name: When Metztlitlalio was originally conceptualized, it was meant to follow history more akin to Japan then a Subsaharan nation, where it was able to push back against colonialism (somewhat) and actually remained mostly independent – leading to the population being almost entirely Aztec/Nahuatl. But of course that's not the Metztlitlalio I sit on now so the name doesn’t make sense. Countries that do host multiple large ethnic groups coming from recent times tend to have names based more of geography or secular names (South Africa, Brazil, Australia-ish, Yugoslavia, Pakistan). Those who have had the large ethnic groups for some time usually have group names (Iran → literally means Aryan). Now calling Metztlitlalio ‘South Alharu’ is a bit… Generic, so I will be going a bit more specific. In Metztlitlalio’s history there is a nation called the South Palu Confederation that existed in the late 1940s. So I might be taking the name. Of course I could remain with a name like Metztlitlalio, but that's an outdated translation and makes me cringe every time I see it now, so I provided a couple alternatives below. Nahua -Metztlitlalio (Land of the Moon, outdated translation) / Metztli -Metztlitlalpan (Land of the Moon, accurate translation) / Metztli -Metztlitlaca (People of the Moon) / Metztli -Cotonquitlalpan (Land of the Waning (Moon) / Land of the Crescent) / Cotonqui -Tualtepenehuac (Our Community/Nation’s Dominion) / Tualte -Tucuauhtictepeh (Our Tall Mountains) / Tucuauh -Cotonquiyotl (Crescent Empire) / Cotonqui Limonaian / Cristinese -Mezzaluna (Crescent Land) -Pericoloia (Land of Danger) -Terra di Mala Aria / Mala Aria (Land of Bad Air) -Terra di Montagne Alta / Monagnaltia (Land of Tall Mountains) -Fiumi d’oro / Fiumidoro (Rivers of gold) -Calanchi (Bad lands) English/Anglish -South Palu (Palu being the peninsula Metztlitlalio is situated on, named after a Limonaian explorer) Latin / Aromani -Uirentinus (Greenery (Jade & Rainforests)) / Uirentina -Etaurinus (The Gold) / Etaurina Internal Mechanisms: The current internal system for Metztlitlalio is… Boring, and makes no sense. I don’t mean “oh it doesn't make sense but it’s kind of funny so I’m keeping it”, I mean “This is dumb and no one would ever agree to this”. Metztlitlalio’s system of governance far back when was meant to be based of the Aztec Empire’s system of governance which is why Metztli has an odd feeling of authoritarianism that’s only half-baked. Metztlitlalio nowadays however is meant to be an ex-colony with large pockets of ethnic groups. No ethnic group within the nation would willingly allow for a theocratic state like Metztli has to loom over them, especially when most of these ethnic groups have their own religions. After some wiki-hopping I found a solution which is a lot more interesting, unique, and plausible. These are the Constituent African Monarchs. A Constituent African Monarch (CAM) reign over a legally recognized territory inside a nation but have little to no power. With some tweaking this can work rather well for Metztli. Metztlitlalio will be split into 7 main administrative divisions called Dominions with state-level powers similar to the United States. Two of the Dominions will possess constitutional unitary monarchies that retain portions of their power as special members of the highest governing bodies within their Dominions. The remaining 5 will be unitary republics and largely secular with their own smaller administrative divisions. Each Dominion will have smaller states used to determine the number of seats in the federal government. Number of states is roughly in relation to population. These states are then further broken down into provinces. Number of provinces may or may not be in relation to population as the federal government does not regulate number of provinces. The two constitutional monarchies will be the Metztlica Dominion and the Acolica Dominion. The Metztlica Dominion has a similar set up as the current Metztlitlalio government with the Temple of the Commoners, Temple of the All-High, and Temple of the Highest, with the Archpriest as an elective role. Acolica will have a more traditional constitutional monarchy who’s power religiously comes from the Archpriest (who has a similar role to a Pope in the Middle Ages) but constitutionally – similar to the Archpriest- comes from the elective of a nobleman or noblewoman. There are more monarchs scattered across the nation that hold little to no power and only possess small portions of land/population (usually one or two sub-ethnic groups), but their roles are recognized by the nation. Provinces also many or may not have proper names. Nation → Dominions (7) → States (195) → Provinces (292) Dominions: Tapelt Dominion (Maya): 141,385 km2 Population Density: 15 per km2 (eSwatini) Population: 2,120,775 States: 20 Provinces: 45 GDP per Capita: $2,300 Total GDP: $4,877,782,500 Pekateka Dominion (Maya*): 1,538 km2 Population Density: 300 per km2 (Belgium) Population: 461,400 States: 5 Provinces: 46 GDP per Capita: $4,100 Total GDP: $1,891,740,000 Metztlica Dominion (Mexica): 222,956 km2 Population Density: 40 per km2 (Colombia) Population: 8,918,240 States: 85 Provinces: 85 GDP per Capita: $3,000 Total GDP: $26,754,720,000 Acolica Dominion (Acolhua): 147,567 km2 Population Density: 8 per km2 (Central African Republic) Population: 1,180,536 States: 10 Provinces: 24 GDP per Capita: $1,650 Total GDP: $1,947,884,400 Faloki Dominion (Tepanec & Huang): 78,624 km2 Population Density: 44 per km2 (Guinea-Bissau) Population: 3,459,456 States: 30 Provinces: 31 GDP per Capita: $2,500 Total GDP: $8,648,640,000 Yatotla Dominion (Limonaia Mixed): (65,411 km2) + (24,747 km2) = 90,158 km2 Population Density: 32 per km2 (Kyrgyzstan) Population: 2,885,056 States: 25 Provinces: 25 GDP per Capita: $4,400 Total GDP: $12,694,246,400 Altepetl Dominion (Mixed): 1,202.6 km2 Population Density: 2000 per km2 (3000 per km2 = Mexico City) Population: 2,405,200 States: 20 Provinces: 36 GDP per Capita: $3,200 Total GDP: $7,696,640,000 Rough map of the Dominions. Economy: I won’t be going into too much detail as I’m keeping the economy mostly the same, but I am expanded the base and made it a hell of a lot more realistic and has reasons for it’s existence. If these changes are permitted I will make a post generalizing the economy and being more specific on how it runs as the biggest issue with current Metztlitlalio economics is that I’m very wishy washy about what kind of economic model Metztlitlalio follows. In the end I’ve settled on a State Capitalist model with the Temple of Finance being the major body in regulations and management of national companies. ToF can only purchase and/or apprehend companies once they reach a certain fluctuating size depending on the economic, social, and health value of the company. This allows for smaller local business to continue functioning with the Temple of Finance and possibly a parent company being able to guide the local businesses without direct interference, whilst the ToF is able to manage the larger companies which would otherwise be able to mass-exploit the populace. Whilst the goals are noble, due to wide-scale corruption within the government (especially around the ToF) the Temple of Finance can often be sluggish or turn a blind eye towards more anti-consumer policies or ideas. Metztlitlalio’s economy will still be heavily based around the primary sector of agriculture and mining, with a good side economy of metal refinery and manufacturing of specific basic goods. Agricultural land within the Metztlica, Acolica, and Tapelt dominions are communally owned (called Calpulli) and often work under an authority figure representing the Temple of Finance. Authority figures are not allowed to use any form of physical or emotional violence to force tenents or Tlacotli (people who have sold themselves into slavery) as both groups are fiercely protected by the law, and are more to act as a guide or messenger to higher-ups within the local governments. Tlacotli are often people who have fallen into hard times and can no longer provide for themselves and their families. Those who are now Tlacotli still have very similar rights to tenants and can pay back their own freedom. Tlacotli are owned by the Calpulli as a whole and not by one individual Issues of Society: There are 4 main modern issues within Metztlitlalio; Continentalism, Dominion Identity, Capitalism, and Slavery. Continentalism is the ideology primarily based around LAANN and current alliances. Continentalism can be seen as a form of isolationism from the rest of the globe as it dictates that Continentalist states (nations in Alharu & Aurelia who are not Europan/Argis in culture) should only rely on one another and not Europa/Argis. This is obviously heavily debated within Metztlitlalio with it being a largely ethnic split between the Yatotla and Salaxa (Limonaian and Salvian colonists) vs the Azlo (Acolica/Metztlica) and the Faloke and Tapelts and Pekatekans. In general Metztlitlalio has been moving away from Continentalism towards Globalism, but many still hotly debate the subject. Dominion Identity was mostly solved within the Agilnaj War for Independence aka the Metztli Civil War when the Tapelt Dominion tried for independence under the Agilnaj Secular Republic. Before the Civil War most were split on either allegiance to the nation or to the dominion they resided in, after the civil war however most began to see themselves as part of the nation as a whole rather then to their Dominion first, nation second. Of course this is still a political issue within Metztli to this day with several separatist groups still existing – especially around the Yatotla and Tapelt. Capitalism is a less discussed but still major topic. Before the Civil War, the Temple of Finance had huge sway and control over the economics (more-so then they currently do) with a clear socialist economic system. After the civil war and the introduction of more globalist leanings, the Temple of Finance has become more state capitalist (similar to China or Leninist Soviet Russia) as well as allow companies from other countries to become involved in the economy. Many see these new companies with skepticism and believe they are a driving force for oppression and Neo-colonialism, whereas others see it more as Metztlitlalio moving towards first world status and a force for good both economically and culturally. Last but certainly not least is Slavery which is divided between Prison Laborers and Tlacotli. This part is still a work in progress but suffice to say it’s a huge sticking point in elections – especially outside of the Dominions that practice Tlacotli. An issue in Metztlitlalio I would also like to tackle is corruption within political parties and the Teocalli of the Commoners, but make it more defined around drug and exotic goods trafficking out of Metztli and into nations who have an affinity for the stuff. What kind of drugs/exotic goods I am unsure, but if anyone has ideas I would be very happy to hear :). Recent History (1977 – 1992): League of Alharu and Aurelia Native Nations is currently being reworked behind the scenes (not just me, don't worry) to be more realistic and more engaging with non-LAANN members (as well as general resurrection), this means Metztlitlalio’s recent history will be significantly changed to adopt these new changes. Sufficed to say this part of Metztli’s history is still WIP with or without history change. Civil War (1992 – 2010): Metztlitlaio’s Civil War / Agilnaj War for Independence lasted 18 years, but the main conflict was from 1999 to 2009. From 1992-1999 the Agilnaj Secular Republic was largely left to it’s own devices as it only occupied a small portion of the Tapelt Dominion and mostly kept to itself. In 1996 there was even an attempt at negotiation for a peace settlement which broke down due to conflicting interests. It was only in 1999 due to pressure and promise of aid from LAANN and Il Dominio as well as potential future issues as other groups seeing how easy it was to break free that Metztlitlalio engaged in conflict with Agilnaj resulting in casualties between 30,000-100,000. Modern History (2009 – 2020): Modern History will simultaneously be completely rewritten but also stay very similar. All current interactions will remain as they are (unless members want to redo it for historical sake). Other then that there’s not much to worry about. Elections will take place in 2022 (every 5 years starting from 1977). Culture & Ethnic Groups: Metztlitlalio is still broken up into the same ethnic and cultural groups as before: Azlo (Aztec), Tapelt (Maya), Faloki (Huang), Yatotla (Limonaian), as well as the smaller ethnic groups of Salaxa (Salvian) and Pekateka (Maya). The indigenous groups will be broken down further into sub-ethnic groups and tribal groups (still a WIP) Religion: Metztlitlalio is split among several religious lines; Protestant Christianity (Introduced by Limonaia and Seylos), Catholic Christianity (Introduced by Salvia), Islam and Buddhism (Introduced by Limonaia through Huang slaves), and the traditional pagan religion of Otitlateotocameh (often shortened to just Tlateotoca). The coastline is primarily dominated by the Abraham Faiths, with Buddhism and Tlateotoca within the interior. Around 51% of the population follows Tlateotoca as a majority in Metztlica, Acolica, and Tapelt Dominions. Christianity is the next largest at around 31%, Islam at 13%, and finally Buddhism at 5%. Tlateotoca is based off the Aztec Religion, however with the battle of Huitzilopotchli and Coyolxāuhqui ending differently and Coyolxāuhqui as the patron deity of the Azlo and Tapelt. Tlateotoca in the 100s CE merged with the Tapelt’s own faiths at the time which turned it from a polytheist religion to a monolatry religion and introduced the concept of the Archpriest (only with other major changes). Stats: Area: 686,550 Square Kilometers Perimeter: 5625 Kilometers Population: 21,430,663 Population Density: 31.22 per km2 (Latvia/Kyrgyzstan) GDP per Capita: $3,010.25 GDP total: $64,511,653,300 I know these states sort of break the starting nations stats that @Variota had shown me, but as far as I am aware I was not told about these when I was first putting Metztlitlalio on the map leading to Metztli being much larger then it reasonably should have been. Now my mind is fuzzy so I might be subconsciously be playing the victim card but I do not recall actually having much of an input when determining the size of Metztli as well as being rather new, so trying to be on my best behavior I sort of just said yes to anything that was brought up my way :P. I will be happy to have Metztlitlalio shrunk down to accommodate the population size, but it will take a couple days to rework everything so it may take time to put into effect. Flag: I’m keeping the flag, f●●k you. I did fix the ratio issue with the first flag, but it's such a tiny thing I won't bother updating any current posts to change the flag because that's overkill - even for me. Other Changes: A couple threads will need to be deleted/hidden/locked, or I go in and edit every single one of them. These threads being; -Temple of Culture and Religious Life (Being replaced by the “Teocalli of Cultures and Religious Lives”) -Temple of Finance (Being replaced the “Teocalli of Finances”) Metztlitlalio Foreign Affairs can potentially be deleted but can be patched up into the “Teocalli of Foreign Affairs”. If anyone has any issues/questions/ideas please say below because I don't want to charge head-first without acknowledging the potential issues related to such a drastic change to a nation - even if it's just internal stuff. Regarding IIwiki I am happy to go in and try fix as many broken links if Metztli's name changes. Speaking of names that is one of the things I would like the most feedback on, as it's probably the thing that will change the most about the wider community due to broken links / outdated newspapers. I don't expect anyone to change their previous work relating to my nation's name because I know how annoying that can be.
  14. I'm sorry to say this but I think I might be pushing my elections to next year or even a year and a half time. I've had IRL issues (not related to the pandemic) but also I've definitely put more on my plate for Eurth then I could ever swallow being the reworking of internal stuff in Metztli to be more realistic (still early drafts, nothing permanent don't worry I'll make a thread when I've got a solid base to begin discussions on-forum) along with Saqkan which I've been leaving to rot for quite some time due to spreading myself thin. This doesn't mean Metztli isn't open to exploitation in the future :P, but the elections as a whole have been rushed and a mess since December and I've really just let the ball drop. Maybe next year guys :(.
  15. Home ● Metztli ● World ● Business ● Politics ● Science ● Religion ● Culture ● Arts --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Surprise meeting within the Teocalli of Finance. Yesterday morning at around 7am there was a surprise high-level meeting within the Teocalli of Finance Headquarters within Altepetl Tekaken made up of Agricultural-based members of the Temple of the All-High and independent members of the Teocalli of Finance lasting until 2 PM. Several of the subjects debated within the Teocalli of Finance were released this morning, related to recent issues with incompetency in the allocating of commercial farmland to the detriment of subsistent or local commercial farmers. The end meeting votes on further action against the encroachment on rural lifestyles came out inconclusive with no unified yes/no answer of 47/32 (59.5% yes 40.5% no). For a resolution to pass there must be at least 60% or higher of the members involved to vote yes. The handling of farmland for international commercial use has been considered a "high-level" issue since the end of the civil war by the Teocalli of Finance, but has only recently made steps towards the safe guarding of local farms and companies. Several members within the Teocalli of the Commoners and the Teocalli of Finance itself have voiced their concerns and criticisms of a lack of a direction in the issues - the most vocal being the ex-priest of administration of the Teocalli of Finance, Xiadani Lin, who vehemently stated that "the lack of coordination within the Teocalli of Finance and the Teocalli of the All-High is a clear example of the modern day bureaucratic failures within the current political system... and must undergo new reforms if Metztlitlalio is to prevent the third encroachment of it's national identity.". Many within the parties of Iritentesēt, Repolleka, and even Xoxilla have also voiced their concerns. A representative of Repolleka scrutinised the same failures of voting as "a clear indication of the faults and delays in the new political system". The same representative also said that the slow movement of the Teocalli of Finance in general as "disgusting". A similar representative from Xoxilla was recorded to have said that "the flaws in the current trend towards globalisation within Metztlitlalio has reared it's ugly head as a threat to make the poor poorer and the rich richer". Picture of the Teocalli of Finance in Altepetl Tekaken (2018) Another topic discussed within the Teocalli of Finance yesterday was related to Bauxite mining, however not many details were allowed to be released into the public, the only thing known is that it was held amongst the highest standing members of the Temple of the All-High and the Temple of the Highest. It is unknown whether or not the Archpriestess herself was directly involved in the meeting. The end vote was also inconclusive of yes/no of 7/8. Although not much is known about the meeting, several have critiqued that a high-level meeting shouldn't even be possible with such few members accounted for and is near-corrupt in it's performance. Those involved in response released a blacked-out document pertaining to the secluded meeting as a form of transparency - no other comments have been made.
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