Metztlitlalio Factbook - August 2019
(It's very basic)
Basic Geography of Metztlitlalio:
Metztlitlalio is situated on the southern coast of a large peninsula connecting Alharu and Aurelia. The northern border of Metztlitlalio is across the peaks of the Tapatepetli mountain range, with the capital of Altepetl Tekaken nested within a valley and two major water sheds.
The climate of Metztlitlalio is sub-tropical, with the lowlands experience large monsoon seasons, however further in elevation humidity, rainfall, and temperature decreasing. The average temperature in the lowlands is 25-35 degrees Celsius, with the mountainous regions near the capital at 20-30 degrees Celsius. Outside the monsoon season, rainfall in Metztlitlalio is irregular and minimal, causing most permanent settlements to exist within close proximity of the rivers, however this can be risky as major rivers can flood due to excessive rain in the monsoon season.
Basic Demographics and Economy of Metztlitlalio in Mid 2019:
Size: 694,950 km^2
Population: 20,153,550 (20.2 Million)
Average Population Density: 29 pop/km^2
Currency: Isatak Tliteposa (Isatak(ua))
Currency Symbol: .ℓ
USD to Isatakua: An Isatak is 5/19ths the worth of a US Dollar.
Economy: 124,395,840,000 USD (472,704,192,000.ℓ)
GDP Per Capita: 7,520 USD (28576.ℓ)
Ethnic Groups: Karisaslo 35.8%, Totasaslo 23.3%, Tapelt 12.8%, Yatotla 9.7% (6.5% Yankok, 3.2% Ilama), Faloki 7.2%, Atinaslo 6.1% , Peketeka 3.9%, Other 1.2%
Job Sectors: Primary (79.5%), Secondary (13.8%), Tertiary (6.7%)
Literacy Rate of Adults: 89.7% (Religiously + State Mandated*)
State Religion Adherence: 80.2% (State Mandated*)
*Not within Autonomous regions.
The vast majority work in the mining and farming sector, the largest exports from Metztlitlalio being refined metals, predominately Aluminium, Gold and Iron. Very little of the farming is for economic purposes and most farm for their family or community.
Basics of Metztlitlalio Ethnicities:
Metztlitlalio isn't one unified identity, as many regions have their own quirks and specialties.
The Karisaslo are the largest group of the nation, closely related to the Totasaslo. They predominately live in the Savannah and lowland regions of the middle of the of the nation as well as the capital's valley. They have a Mesoamerican complexion with rustic light brown skin and most have dark black hair, being the tallest of the three groups at 6'2'' on average with below average sexual dimorphism then the other groups, however that does not retract from the fact they were the most war-happy cultural-ethno group within local history. The Totasaslo on the other hand, live mostly within the highlands and eastern Kalpolli, with similar complexions to the Karisaslo however are much shorter, at around 5'1'' average, with light brownish gray skin and brown hair. It's quite common however to see people with traits from both groups, as intermixing is not uncommon. The less well known Atinaslo group with less intermixing then the mentioned above group (except with the Faloki) live within the central-west of the country, primarily within the Ken'saa Kalpolli and Faloki Autonomous Kalpolli. The Atinaslo have the darkest skin colour of the ethnic groups as well as one of the tallest at 6'0'' on average, with black hair and dark brown eyes commonplace with Fulgistani traits often appearing due to intermixing.
The Tapelt on the other hand are quite different, they still have Mesoamerican complexion but to a lesser extent, having paler skin and stand around 5'7'' on average. They use to live across all of the peninsula, but over the centuries became locked to the peaks of the mountain range, but after the fall of the empire, they came to inhabit a large sparsely populated region in the western regions of the country. They have lighter brown hair and are most likely the origins of green eyes in Metztlitlalio, as many Tapelt have green eyes. The Peketeka are near-identical, but are much shorter being 5'1'' on average and are more naturally-tanned, with brown eyes.
There are two major non-native groups within Metztlitlalio. The Yatotla and Faloki. The Yatotla are Limonaian descendants from when Metztlitlalio was a colony. There are considered to be two groups, the Yatotlakua-Ilama (Old Limonaians) and Yatotlakua-Yankok (New Limonaians). The New Yatotlans are from recent times when Metztlitlalio was governed more harshly under Fascist Limonaia, with most majority pure-blooded Limonaians, as intermixing was limited and still is. Meanwhile the Old Limonaians are from the early days of colonisation, when large amounts of Huang from Fulgistan were imported as mining slaves. And due to the nature of the slavery and intermixing with high-rank Tapelt, possess more Tapelt and Faloki traits. The Faloki are the descendants of the Huang important from Fulgistan in the 1800s, many were able to flee from slavery and indentured work, and intermarried with the Atinaslo, and still do up until modern day, leading to many Atinaslo possessing epicanthic folds and similar Fulgistani traits.
Basics of Metztlitlalio Government:
Metztlitlalio is "officially" a Theocratic Democracy. However in practice acts more like a Theocratic Dictatorship with a high level of bureaucratic micromanagement of industries and religious life. Metztlitlalio has an organically-grown socialist/technocratic-like economy, where large private companies are nationalized and similar socialist policies. However, class hierarchy is still very much a part of Metztlitlalio and is incredibly difficult for upwards mobility in class.
The Teōpantli of Purpose and the Monarchist Alamatli (Also Known As the Highest Temple)
The High Temple is the most powerful body of government and has almost complete veto power along with the ability to sign in laws directly. Manned by the Archpriest only.
The Teōpantli of Conscious (Aka the All-High Temple)
The All-High Temple acts as the second highest governing body and is the only Temple that can oppose the Archpriest’s Vetos, although this has rarely been done. The All-High Temple is the temple that can veto or accept a Tekitl (Paper/Bill/Law) from passing that was accepted by the lower Temples, as well as create their own Huiac-Teteuitl (“High-Papers”) for the Highest temple to accept or veto. The All-High Temple is designed similarly to a technocratic council, with those who have shown to have great expertise within a certain field recognized by the nation could be brought to work within the council. Currently there are 840 seats. However it's incredibly rare that all 840 seated members vote on one Tekitl, as not every Tekitl effects every field, as well as most of the 840 seats have 2 members.
The Teōpantli of Order (Aka the Commoner Temple)
All members in the Commoner Temple are voted in by their respective Kalpōlli (Similar to a Province or a State). With the Capital of Grand Āltepētl having 12 representatives from the 12 Kampan. Which has been greatly criticised giving the capital too much power, and in the future plans to reduce it to 8, although all Tekitl have been veto’d by the Highest and All-High Temples.
Every 6 years, the Kalpōlli hold their votes for their new representatives, and the Kampan every 4 years.
Historic Sections of Metztlitlalio and surrounding lands:
Metztli's history can be split into 5 'ages':
-The Forgotten Age (Āmatlalakēsekwatiositla)
-The City's Age (Altepetltiositla)
-The New Age (Yankukitiositla)
-The Broken Age (Nokusekwatiositla)
-The Modern Age (Yankukisitla)
Not much is known about the Forgotten Age due to scarcity of artifacts and evidence. However the very basics can be hypothesized. It is theorized that in 30,000BCE the first inhabitants of the peninsula arrived (the Pre-Proto-Tapelt) via the Old Marenesians in the early 30,000s BCE. The only known structures by the Pre-Proto-Tapelt are within the savannah plains of the lowlands, giving credence to the theory that the mountain range itself was not inhabited until the arrival of the Proto-Tapelt. The Forgotten Age ends around early 2,000s BCE, when the Proto-Tapelt arrive from the northern coast of the Manamana Bay.
The City Age begins around late 2,000s BCE, with the finished migrations of the Proto-Tapelt and the likely extinction of the Pre-Proto-Tapelt due to integration both culturally and genetically, as well as hostility between groups. But by 1900 BCE, the Proto-Tapelt had established city states across the coastline of the peninsula and further west. Many of the city states fought among one another, however besides a couple surviving documents, not much is known about this time period. However around 800 BCE, many of the cities collapsed due to as of yet unknown causes as many of the ruins of the oldest cities date to this time period. The most accepted theory is that a devastating plague swept through the cities, and with most cities collapsing, the intricate trading system and economies fell soon after, and domino effected until almost every city vanished within less than a lifetime. At this time migrations into the mountains occurred, it is believed this was due to many fleeing the anarchy that came to the lowlands, as by 650 BCE, new cities begun to emerge, many of them in the mountain valleys near rivers and by 550 BCE cities in the lowlands had begun to re-emerge. Beyond this point, substantial evidence for civilizations are more plentiful. Within the 200-300 year gap, the Proto-Tapelt had diverged into the Old Tapelt and the Nikan'tlakatlpeketeka (or Peketeka for short)
However, by 100 CE the Tapelt and Peketeka city states had plateaued in power and influence on their respected regions, and only a hundred years later, the Proto-Aslo begun their migration from the southern coast of Alharu, by 300 CE had conquered the northern half of the peninsula from the Peketeka and in 450 CE, the entirety of the peninsula was under Proto-Aslo dominance. Who themselves had begun to establish their own cities and river-based empires. The City Age is determined to end around 800 CE, when the first Archpriest was declared ruler of the many cities, as their religious figure.
The New Age (Or a more accurate translated, the Newed Age) lasted from around 800 CE to 1628 CE. In the early centuries of The New Age, there were many Tlalotlatoni and City States vying for power, whilst in the mountains, the Archpriest had their own state, looking down upon the nations. From historical scriptures, it is estimated to have been 450 Tlalotlatonime by the start of The New Age, but over time the larger Tlalotlatonime conquered and merged with the other nations and city states until by 1350 CE, there were only a handful of Tlalotlatonime left and several city states. In the Great Brother's War, Tlalotlatonimetztli and it's allies conquered the remaining great powers, forming the Crescent Empire and merging the role of Archpriest and Emperor. By 1580 the empire had full control over the peninsula and the southern coast of Alharu, however by that time the Limonaia had contacted and begun to push out the Crescent Empire, and due to great plagues from Europan and Limonaian traders and soldiers, for many centuries the Crescent Empire fought several wars against Limonaia, until 1852.
The Broken Age makes up the time period between 1852 to 2009. Within that time, the Tapelt migrated down from the mountains into the western parts of the peninsula, In 1852, Limonaia had successfully conquered the Crescent Empire, renaming it Metztlitlalio (after the shoddy translation of the local's name), with the Archpriest as a puppet leader. In that time, many Limonaians migrated into the nation, bringing Fulgi workers to mine the iron-rich lands in the south. Despite the Limonaian civil war in the early 1900s, Metztlitlalio remained a colony due to the naval presence able to hold the colony down, however by 1945, Metztli temporarily gained independence for several years but was reconquered by the fascist-held still-democratic Limonaia in 1947, which encourages migration of Limonaians to the colony. But with the deposition of the fascists in 1976, Metztlitlalio was given independence in 1977. However due to nationalist growth post-independence, Tapelt groups begun to rise up and by 1995 Agilnaj declared independence from Metztlitlalio, the civil war was relatively peaceful compared to others at the time, with only sparse isolated conflicts, and by 2009 peace was achieved with the help of Limonaia and it's expats of Limonaians and Fulgis. The formation of the Autonomous Kalpolli of Tlaloakila, Autonomous Kapolli of Yatotla, and the Autonomous Kapolli of Faloki. Due to their help, ethnic tensions between the Aslo and the Fulgis and Limonaians has subsided for a more peaceful approach.
The Modern Year makes up 2009-Present and is seen as Metztlitlalio's slow growth back towards greatness. But who knows what the future has in store for the nation...
The Kingdom of Alenveil
Etymology - The name "Alenveil," comes from what Limonaian merchants called Aavgolt, a land which had managed to survive a bloody civil war. While archaeologists aren't sure where the term "Alenveil" came from, they believe it could have come from an Anglish translation of "Aletta Velo," meaning "Wing Veil."
Geography - The country's geography contains mainly hilled regions with somewhat coastal temperatures in the far south and frigid temperatures in the central and northern parts of Alenviel. Living along the Fractian-Boryean fault line, Alenveil has multiple different gold deposits and has implemented that as one of their main exports, as well as oil located in the far north.
History - (I will add this in later. For now, please check my IIWiki page for the full history.)
Government - Alenian government, after it was freed from Limonaia, became a constitutional monarchy to replace the fall of its kingdoms when the Riforma Rurale completed its goal. Each president rules for five years and then their term ends, but the monarch rules for their entire life. Separate branches of government include a branch for making laws, a branch for making sure the army is kept in check, and a branch to make sure the president is kept in check, (Legislativo, Militante, and Direttore respectively). The leader of the Legislativo branch is the Senato. The leader of the Militante and Direttore are the President and watch over both the monarch and the military. The monarch has a large influence on what laws are made and how they could be influenced to their favor, but the Direttore reviews the Legislativo's laws and approves whether or not this would cause a corrupt leadership to form. Then the law is sent out into the public and voted upon. If it succeeds, soon it will be put into place. If it fails, then they have to rework the law all over again. The Militante branch is what makes sure that the military doesn't attempt to take over or overthrow the government and replace it with loyalists of Ariele Cugno's old, pure monarchy regime.
Military - Because of its increasingly passive nature, the military is the only 1% of Alenveil's population. The armed forces are organized in multiple different branches (National Guardsmen, Army, Air Force, Navy). The police force itself is known as L'incudine, directly translating to "The Anvil" in Limonaian.
Economy - With a population of 15 million, Alenveil makes most of its exports through gold deposits in the west near the fault line, its fishing industry in the south, oil from the north and, above all, pastries! These extremely valuable exports make Alenveil and its economy extremely well-off, even contributing to the Alenian stereotype of being "pompous and snotty." Its international partners include PyeMcGowan and The Neo-Enclave. Transportation includes that of trains and cars, as well as a few rural cities using horsedrawn carriages. Alenveil's unemployment rate is about 17% of the 15-million population. In the sense of tourism, Alenveil attracts most of its tourism for its Winter holiday vacation spots in the hills that cover the central and north of the country, and not its coastal spots which aren't the best throughout its season for tropical vacations.
Demographics - Its demographics include the dominant residents of Limonaian (46%) as well as a mix of Anglish-speaking (24%) and Prymontian (16%) migrants, and its language corresponds. Education is remarkably high for a population with 15 million at an 81% success rate with various schools.
Culture - Alenveil is often known and recognized for its populace's mastery of pastries. Varieties include pastries that are filled and aren't filled, those that can be dipped and those that can be covered in a glaze. In Alenveil, the possibilities are practically endless when it comes to baking. Clothing is extremely popular and is a major part of Alenian life and higher-class citizens make sure that others know how great their appearance is. Morality is a very common thing that is taught in schools and expresses that with education's strict nature for being good and well-mannered. Appearance is also something that is very important to Alenveil and because of their amazing economy with their deposits of gold and oil, they try their best to look their best. These two factors have developed an Alenian stereotype with other countries perceiving them as "pompous and aristocratic," even though they're very humble about their economy and blame the geography for their luck, not themselves. Sports that Alenveil likes to participate in include soccer, rugby, and tennis (they aren't the best at them.) Every 2 years the Festival of Nights is celebrated with much joy. It's a holiday with time-honored roots in the nighttime battle that helped seal the unification of Alenveil, but today it is mostly associated with watching special shows, the creation of art, playing instruments and bonding with family. It is officially celebrated for 1 week, but the final celebrations often last deep into the night and even into the next day. Alenveil has legalized medicinal and psychedelic weed as well as tobacco (cigars and cigarettes).
The Flag of Alenveil
The moon represents an Alenian myth where a warrior-king in Ancient Alenveil history named "Baldrick" laid siege to every other city-state and unified the country of Alenveil. The dark blue represents the southern Auraid Bay, and the white represents the cold northern frontier. The number of white stripes represents the old Paleolithic clans, and the dark blue stripes represent how many nights it took for Baldrick to united The Kingdom of Alenveil.
Anthem: "Baldrick's March"