Heiheguo (/heiːhɣgwoː/ ʜᴀʏ-hoo-gwoh; Huang: 黑河国; pinyin: Hēihé guó; literally: 'Black River State'), officially the Holy State of Heihe (Huang: 黑河圣国; pinyin: Hēihé shèng guó; literally: 'Holy State of the Black River'), is a country in Western Alharu. Heiheguo is bordered by [NPC nation] to the North-east and across the Tiauhai Sea lies Selayar. The country covers a land area of (placeholder) square kilometers (placeholder square miles) and had an estimated population of (placeholder) in 2018. Heiheguo is the [placeholder] most populous nation in Alharu and the [placeholder number] most populous nation in the wurld. The country is comprised of 11 major districts, called governorates, and 67 minor districts, called regions.
Heiheguo is considered a small power in Alharu and wurldwide. This is mainly due to its inability to properly take advantage of the land it claims outside of the Heihe river. This lack of useable land is the leading factor as to Heiheguo's stagnant low-income economy and population. Heiheguo is a member state of the League of Alharu and Aurelian Native Nations.
The Anglish spelling "Heiheguo" is a aromanizatation of the nation's common name in Simplified Huang (黑河国). It is also sometimes refered to as "Heiheshenguo", the aromanization of the nation's official name (黑河圣国). Both of these names come from the Heiheren name for the river system the country surrounds, Heihe (Huang: 黑河; literally: Black River). Despite the Huang name for the river including the word "river", it is commonly referred as the "Heihe river" in Anglish.
The name "Heiheguo" is thought to originally have been an endonym given by the nations of the Yellow Empire. What the Heiheren originally called themselves is currently unknown.
The first recorded instance of a civilization on the Heie river was in 2500 BCE, believing to have come from the East across the Alharun Desert.
Around 2000 BCE, the two Kingdoms of Lower and Higher Heiheguo were united under (placeholder name).
Sometime in 1200 BCE, the Heihe Kingdom completely collapsed. The cause is currently unknown, but this collapse may have lead to the loss of the original Heiheren language.
2000s to present
In the early 2011, Heiheguo had an election for the President of Heiheguo. Chen Jiang won for a third term, being blessed by the Shengren Hei Jingyi in early 2012.
In 2012, Heiheguo officially joined LAANN as a full member-state.
In 2018, a census was held across the nation, leading to a more accurate understanding of the demographics of the country.
Heiheguo's territory lies primarily between latitudes 17° and 23°N, and longitudes 90° and 104°W (temporary numbers). To the South is the Tiauhai coast. Due to the extreme aridity of Heiheguo's climate, population centers are concentrated along the narrow Heihe valley and delta, meaning that about 99% of the population uses about 10% of the total land area. 98% of Heiheren live on 8% of the territory (temporary numbers).
Heiheren has an unusually hot, sunny and dry climate. Average high temperatures are high in the South but very to extremely high in the rest of the country during summer. The cooler Tiauhai winds consistently blow over the Southern sea coast, which helps to get more moderated temperatures, especially at the height of the summertime. The deserts to the North-West of bring dusts that blows in during the Spring or early Summer. The dust brings daytime temperatures over 38°C (°F) and sometimes over 48°C (°F) in the interior, while the relative humidity can drop to 5% or even less. The absolute highest temperatures in Heiheguo occur when the desert dust blows. The weather is always sunny and clear in Heiheguo. It is one of the least cloudy and least rainy regions on Eurth.
Government and politics
Heiheguo is a Theocratic Presidential State. What this means exactly is that Heiheguo has a Shengren, or Holy leader, who is the HoS, and a President, who is the HoG. While the President is democratically elected, the Shengren is always a descendant or relative of the Shengren before him.
Government positions are exclusive to males only, with the exclusion of the Mayor of cities or towns.
The Holy Heihe Defense Forces consist of the Land Forces, the Naval Forces and the Air Force. The Heihe Guard and State Peacekeeper Force operate as parts of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (placeholder name) in peacetime, though they can be subordinated to the Navy and (placeholder) Commands respectively in wartime, during which they both act as garrisons to keep the peace. The Chief of Defense of Heiheguo is appointed by the President and approved by the Shengren, though the President can vote for himself. The Chief of Defense is responsible for matters of national security and the adequate preparation of the armed forces to defend the country. However, the authority to declare war rests on the Shengren and the President, though the latter must have the approval of the former.
Law enforcement and crime
The law of Heiheguo is enforced by the State Peacekeeper Force, also known as the SPF. They are in charge of both ensuring lawbreakers are caught and imprisoned, and ensuring the safety of the Heiheren government. Those who speak out against the government or a decision made by a government official have been known to be arrested and, later, executed under the justification of "domestic terrorism".
Other common crimes include: loitering, burglary, rape, assault and battery, and child abuse.
Freedom of the press
The Heiheren government is quite strict on what is and what isn't allowed to be talked about in the media. For example, while the reports on domestic terrorists are allowed to be released to the public, no news agency is allowed to give a negative opinion or spin on the incident. Similarly, no news article must ever portray the government or any of the officials in a negative light.
Heiheguo is involved in LAANN as a member-state.
Heiheguo is divided into 11 governorates. The governorates are further divided into regions. The regions contain towns and villages. Each governorate has a capital, sometimes carrying the same name as the governorate.
The population of Heiheguo is predominantly Heiheren, with a small percentage claiming other nationalities.
Religion in Heiheguo is mandated by the State. The religion itself seems to be similar to the ancient Heiheren religion of the Heihe Kingdom, though with very minor changes.
The center of the Heiheren religion is the river their nation is built around. The water itself is considered holy to them.
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Federal Republic of Stalgora
Norse, Common(Anglish), German, Dravian
Government: Federal Republic
Premiere: Kariana Vinterness
Vice Premiere: Rikard Alstrom
Senate President: Sagan Bresoranov
Area: 282,151 km^2
GDP: 761 Billion - 39,502 (Per Capita)
Gini: 34.2 Moderate
HDI: 0.705 High
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...