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    President Heptuin Aymed
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  1. Collection of short misc stories from Hemahat Wastan Aybes impatiently drummed his fingers on his desk, his head resting on his other hand. The Council seemed to have been yelling at him and murmuring to each other for several minutes, though checking his watch, it had only been a minute. Even Prime Minister Makan Hevia, who normally kept the peace in these kinds of situations, appeared shocked and confused at his suggestion. Eventually, however, Makan managed to calm down the council by striking her gavel on the sound block, though she had to do it twice to get them to fully calm down. She looked at Aybes, who was still annoyed at being interrupted. Now calm and collective, she asked him a question. “Mr. Wastan, could you please explain to the Council what you proposed?” “Yes, Prime Minister.” Aybes stood up. “If you do not mind, I would prefer it if you all would not treat my proposal like an insult to Namaset herself.” He looked around the council, trying to get his point across. “I simply proposed a bill that would allow women to serve combat roles.” Much to his annoyance, the Council began to murmur again. But this was quickly stopped by another gavel strike. “If you would please continue, Mr. Wastan.” Hevia appeared genuinely interested now, though likely because this was the most interesting thing that had happened that day. Abyes nodded his head. “All I am proposing is that women, who wish to actively fight for their country, may be able to do so if they so please. I am not proposing that they replace men or that they will be conscripted as men - just that they could join if they so please.” The Council was silent this time, giving Hevia time to formulate what she would do next. “Truthfully speaking, Mr. Wastan, I am quite interested in this proposal. But I must now ask that you sit down to let the Hemahatik Party for Unity speak. Members of the Coalition of Free Parties will be given their chance to speak for or against the bill, but the HPU takes precedence. HPU, please select a member to speak-.” Without hesitation, the oldest member of the HPU slowly began to rise from his seat. Apad Hembes, the 92 year old Council Member from Cafis, was a veteren of a conflict between Hemahat and Dochi tribes. Despite the conflict being minor, he was heavily decorated for his actions. Due to this, no member of the HPU tried to object to him standing up, meaning the metaphorical stage was all his. Hembes began to speak. His voice was just loud enough to be heard, but was still negatively affected by his age. “I cannot support this bill, Mr. Wastan. As a veteren, I find your disregard for the traditions of both our military and our nation to be disrespectful. It has always been that the sons and fathers protect the mothers and daughters. No Queen, no mother, not even Namaset herself would have picked up a spear or gun to fight a foreign army. Men are simply more physically able to serve front-line roles than women are as our roles are different. If a woman wants to join the army and fight, then they can fight by helping men - not shooting them.” Hembes, satisfied with his response, slowly sat down. His stoic expression remained despite those surrounding murmering to him. Hevia was still genuinely curious as she looked towards the Coalition of Free Parties with a slight smile. “Would the CFP like to respond?” Not knowing what to say, Aybes looked around. He knew someone could poke holes into Hembes’ argument, but he didn’t know who or how. Then his eyes locked onto Baq Mertew, the 32-year-old Council Member from Nutu. Mertew took this as a blessing, but wanted to make sure, signalling to him by raising her eyebrow. Aybes knew Mertew was a loose cannon and a radical, which while useful for rallying up people, was not good in a formal setting such as this one. His expression practically went pleading as he looked around for anyone else. As nobody else seemed willing, Aybes cringed slightly before nodding his head, signalling for her to stand up. Despite her best attempts at hiding it, Mertew was clearly excited as she quickly got up and prepared herself to argue. As soon as hevia motioned for Mertew to go ahead, she began to speak. “Mr. Apad Hembes, with all due respect, your argument is based on the position that Hemahat is a nation within a bubble. That things have always been the way they are and her people have not changed since the days of Namaset. The Hemahatik people have defied tradition for hundreds of years. We defied tradition by unifying under Nebey Meferwet, we defied tradition by forming the Republic of Hemahat - a revolution which your own family fought in. So it is really that insane of an idea we might have to do it again?” She paused as she thought of what to say next. “I also find your dismissal of women and their abilities to be erroneous and offensive. If I knew my daughter was in danger, I would gladly fight and risk life and limb to protect her. Why should my motherland be any different? If you want to ‘protect‘ mothers like me, then you can start by allowing us to protect ourselves.” She continued with a third point. “While I do recognize that during your service, wars were fought between men, times have changed. The wars of Alharu and Aurelia are no longer fought with swords and cavalry, they are fought with machine guns, tanks, and bombs. If Hemahat is to assert itself on the wurld stage as we currently are, we will be inviting nations from all continents to do as they see fit with our land and people unless we make a stand. Men alone cannot make such a stand, and neither can women. But together, we can assert that Hemahat is Hemahatik. And we can start by acknowledging that our women are just as dangerous as our men.” As she sat back down, the end of her speech was met with applause by a few of the members of the CFP, primarily other radicals and women. However, most of the council was silent or simply talking to each other. Among the silent ones was Aybes, who was holding his head up with two fingers. He muttered “She said respond, not ramble.” He looked across the room, seeing Hembes with his arms crossed. He shook his head in disapproval when his eyes met Aybes’. However, Aybes was not interested in that - but rather the expressions of those surrounding Hembes. Quite a few of them, especially known centrists and reformers within the party, appeared to be deep in thought. To Aybes, it appeared that her little speech worked. He looked up to Mertew and gave her a thumbs up, something he learned was considered a sign of “good job” in some countries. She reciprocated with a smug smile before mouthing “You can trust me.” Aybes leaned back in his seat, waiting for the independents to get their turn. It would be several more days of debate, filibustering, and a bit of anger before eventually, the bill would be voted on. It passed with a simple majority of 156-144. Possibly not wanting to annoy the reformist wing of his party, the President signed it, turning it into a law. Despite it being signed, it showed a rift in the HPU, as the bill annoyed many conservatives and nationalists, feeling that it broke tradition. It only passed due to reformer members being convinced by the CFO. From an outsider’s perspective, the “Party for Unity” seems to slowly be disuniting.
  2. To: Kajak Safanvo, Managerial Ambassador General, Incorporated States of Cashar From: Heptuin Neber, Chairman of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Hemahat Dawa Anmatar! The Republic of Hemahat would like to thank the Incorporated States of Cashar for their interest in economic cooperation. It is, at least in the personal opinion of the Chairman, good to see that the nations within our region are willing to collaborate for continued peace and economic prosperity. Hemahat would like to welcome any and all diplomats and companies from the Incorporated States of Cashar to our nation. We hope that these interactions will allow for both of our nations to continue to grow. As a precautionary statement, the Department of Foreign Affairs would wish to proclaim a few words of warning for any companies that wish to do business in Hemahat. The citizens of Hemahat will take precedence by the government of Hemahat. If a corporation is found breaking the law, legal action will be taken. They will be given the fullest extent of due process, but organizations that break Hemahat laws will face punishments ranging from fines to the removal of assets and property from Hemahat. This statement is not directed at Cashar nor its organizations, as the Department of Foreign Affairs believes that Cashar is a morally upstanding nation with an equally moral people, but is more of an in-general warning. To address points 4 and point 5, Hemahat is currently not interested in a political or military alliance at the current time. However, we will not reject the idea outright. For the meantime, we heavily recommend the construction of an embassy so that official talks between our two nations may commence regarding political and international policy. Signed, Heptuin Merwetik Neber
  3. Hemahatik Department of Foreign Affairs The Hemahatik Department of Foreign Affairs is the official channel for all diplomatic actions and updates taken by the Republic of Hemahat. Any official legal documentation regarding international affairs, such as the opening of embassies, letters sent to diplomats and consulates, and updates regarding Hemahat’s international situation will be posted here. Similarly, all nations wishing to officially and directly contact the Republic of Hemahat may use this channel to do so. Hemahat will currently extend a welcome hand to any nation who wishes to establish diplomatic relations with the Republic of Hemahat. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Core Policies Below is the core policies of the Hemahatik Department of Foreign Affairs. Do note that the values have been paraphrased for brevity, and that these values act as guidelines rather than laws for the Hemahatik Department of Foreign Affairs. Impose and protect Hemahatik sovereignty by the establishment of positive foreign relations with its neighbors and other nations on Eurth. Protect the rights of Hemahatik Citizens abroad. Encourage the growth of the Hemahatik people and economy by promoting cultural and trade relations with foreign nations. Abstain from promoting ideals that contradict or actively oppose the way of life of the Hemahatik people. Encourage diplomatic action over military action unless deemed absolutely necessary. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Contact Info President: Heptuin Aymed Fax: +92 891 392 2229 Email: PresidentHeptuin@PearlPalace.hh --- Chairman of Foreign Affairs: Heptuin Neber Fax: +92 891 299 4981 Email: ChairmanHDoFA@PearlPalace.hh
  4. Hey! Thanks for the reply. I probably should have stated that the total land area was there for my sake (I wanted to do some math) rather than "It has to be exactly this size", my bad. Working out the options, I am going to go with option 1. As you stated, it works the best with my current lore and gives me a border region that contains a lot of hills/mountains, which works well. If we are done, I will update my IIWiki to include the new land area of 293,700 km^2.
  5. Nation in Eurth: Hemahat Flag: Capital name: Khewet Capital location: Preferably Riverside, but a coastal city can also work Stats Chosen: Stats per my Vision Statement Factbook/iiwiki link: https://iiwiki.us/wiki/Hemahat, currently incomplete, but I will work on it more seriously once I get into the RP Culture: Complicated, but it can be summarized as half-way between Coptic and Ancient Egyptian with a minority of Alt-Berbers known as "Dochi" Climate: Arid, but not to a point where it is a desolate desert where not much can grow. I am imagining something more akin to Sahel or a drier Texan Hill Country than a desert-y wasteland. History: Having their origin as nomads from the Paran Desert, the Mutushu peoples mixed with the Dochi local tribes to form large clans and the Hemahatik ethnic group. Eventually, they unified under one Kingdom and began to trade with foreign powers. Although, this trade was limited due to the most resource-rich regions being occupied by Dochi tribes that maintained their pre-nomad integration identity. By 1899, the Monarchy - which switched dynasties several times - was destroyed in a revolt. The revolt was led by the five largest clans after the last monarch rejected a bill that would establish a parliament. Rather than establish an oligarchy or new monarchy, they instead established a republic to appease the people. The clans, however, remained large and rich enough to corrupt this new Republic early in its history, albeit not cooperatively. The Republic never got to foster a healthy system, and to this day remains influenced by large clans in their quest to gain an advantage over the other. However, as the Wurld becomes slowly more interconnected, Hemahat might be seeing a serious change to its millennia-old institutions as pro-reformist protests break out in the streets and the Dochi seek further political integration. Desired Location: Somewhere along the Western Coast of Alharu, possibly along the coast of Bahia del Trebol as seen below (rough due to me not knowing how to properly scale it to my stats). However, if this is impractical due to IC or OOC reasons, I am okay with somewhere else in Alharu.
  6. Stats Population - Medium (1), 29,159,251 to be exact GDP - Low (0), 4,159 USD Per Capita with a total GDP of ~121 Billion USD Area - High (2) - 294,904 Square Kilometers, with a population density of ~99
  7. In the city of Khewet, a large crowd had formed around a statue of Namaset. The statue’s outstretched arms appeared to be gesturing to the entire crowd as if greeting and comforting her “children.” However, this crowd was not a crowd of pilgrims. These were political activists, clad in both traditional and modern clothing. Some of them were carrying signs with various statements written in Hemahatik, Dochi, and even Anglish, the majority of which had statements showing disapproval in the government and the current state of affairs written on them. Others came with nothing, bar two priests to the god Anmatar who were carrying their signature incense burners. At the center of the crowd, standing on a shoddily-built podium made of wood, stood Council Member Wastan Aybes. Despite being the de facto leader of the Council’s opposition, he did not look the part. He wore jeans, a camo shirt, what appeared to be a Litham - commonly found amongst Dochi but not Hemahatikiq like himself -, and his almost signature aviator sunglasses. He was already in the middle of a speech about how the current council needs to be changed when a much more well-dressed man came up to him and whispered in his ear. Aybes nodded as he then turned to his right. “Sura Aldjya, will you please step onto the podium?” Aybes asked. Sura was a woman much older than Aybes. While Aybes was 32, Sura was nearly 80. Unlike Aybes’ more casual dress, Sura was fully dressed in a colorful traditional tunic and head wrapping. Her age was obviously getting to her as she climbed the steps with some difficulty. However, when she made it, she was met with roaring applause. Aybes grabbed the microphone and began to speak once more. “As many of you know, we are gathered here today to protest C.B 24-32: New Age Tax Act, specifically Section 2 of the bill which would make Dochi clans pay taxes.” He let a murmur among the crowd settle down, possibly for dramatic effect. “I have already voted no, but I will let Miss. Sura Aldjya explain why this would be disastrous for the Dochi.” Sura was handed the microphone but appeared confused as to how to use it. Aybes motioned for her to speak into the windscreen. “My name is Sura Aldjya, Chieftess of the Aldjya Clan.” She composed herself before continuing. “My clan has been living in our region for hundreds of years. An Aldjya chieftain had signed a treaty with Nebey Meferwet herself.” This was a lie, but an unintentional one as it was taught as true by both Dochi and Hemahatik schools. “The Dochi have paid their taxes as individual citizens of Hemahat, but this steps into an entirely different boundary. This bill makes no mention of Hemahatik Clans, just Dochi ones.” She pulled out a piece of paper from her sleeve, which had a pocket underneath, and began to read it. “C.B 24-32: New Age Tax Act, Section 2. Noting how the Dochi have significant amounts of goods necessary for the continued development of the Hemahatik State, Dochi clans must pay tax proportional to their net worth including that of all individual members combined, starting at 15%. If the tax cannot be made in monetary payment, the state shall seize land proportional to the amount owed in accordance to its value.” She lowered the paper, letting some of the crowd angrily jeer for a few moments before continuing. “If you do not understand the consequences of this, this bill will force clans to pay preposterous amounts of taxes, the majority of whom can only pay in land. This bill is a power grab corrupt members of the Council who are trying to fool the rest of the country - including their fellow council members - into thinking that this bill is ‘Necessary.’” She grabbed the paper and positioned it right next to her head. “Well, I say that this bill and the men who wrote it will fail, for I know this country isn’t stupid.” As she said this, she ripped the paper in half to the cheer of the protestors. Aybes took back the microphone before readdressing the crowd. “You heard Sura. This bill will not be passed, because if it does through popularity, it would bring great shame to our entire nation.” He paused before continuing. “And if it gets passed through intimidation and corruption, then I will do everything within my powers to defend the people of this great nation. Anmatar be with you all!” The crowd cheered as he held Sura’s hand and raised it, championing her as a proud revolutionary just as he was. While his words were vague, the message was clear. If this law was passed, there would be resistance by him and his followers, possibly even violent resistance. Whether this was a threat to the council directly or a poor choice of words, this threat would be another straw on the camel's back
  8. The Republic of Hemahat is a nation stricken by petty conflict, poverty, and cultural unrest. While it claims to be a Republic, in its current state it is anything but. The nation’s government has been bought out through wealth and prestige by five clans, turning it into a de facto oligarchy between them. However, they have not worked together, instead they bite and nip at each other. While these clans engage in conflict that borders on gang warfare, outside the top, conflict and poverty intermix. In the countryside, minor clans clash and ethnic minorities are getting increasingly frustrated with an increased government presence in their traditional lands. Meanwhile, in the cities, liberals and conservatives who used to clash are now starting to unite against their increasingly authoritarian and corrupt government as the worst side-effects of poverty take their toll on the population. According to local mythology, one which is taught at public schools, states that the Hemahatiks settled their land under the guidance of Namaset (“the Mother”) and were one of the first people to settle in their continent. However, the actual story is that in 1925 BCE, a nomadic group called the Mutushu came to modern Hemahat from the Paran Desert. The nomads came to the region after a particularly nasty drought forced them to migrate, causing them to settle along the coast. They mostly integrated with the locals, starting the first Era. However, not all the locals integrated, leaving many Dochi (or an in-canon ethnic group) tribes to remain in the countryside. The Mutushu spread out across Hemahat, eventually dividing themselves up in various tribes referred to as “clans” in official translations. The clans would act as independent groups for several hundred years, forming settlements and even small cities, and would compete with one-another over land and resources. In 511 BCE, the clans would mostly peacefully unify under Queen Nebey Meferwet. While the Nebey clan would be the ruling clan over the whole land, smaller clans would be allowed to continue their existence so long as they provide a basic tax. As such, conflicts between clans continued. The Nebey clan’s reign would last for two hundred years before being replaced by the Heret clan in 309 BCE. The Heret were followed by several successive clans until 1899 when the Kaape Revolution occurred. The revolutionaries were headed by the clans Heptuin, Makan, Apad, Depet, and Iwan - once pillars of monarchial support who made up many bureaucrats and officers in the government. When the government was overthrown, the clans officially gave up most of their land. However, this was through means that ended up making them wealthier than when they started. While the Republic started off unmolested, the five clans initially allies against the old regime began to grow bitter towards each other. They began to influence political and legal processes until, by 1933, the vast majority of Council members were influenced by one of the clans. Two years later, the Apad clan won the presidency with the election of President Apad Satra. Since 1935, a successive string of clan-controlled governments have been the norm. In its current state, the Republic of Hemahat is an unstable mess of a nation. The route it takes is somewhat dependent on factors such as its neighbors, resources available, and to an extent even geography. However, one thing is for certain, the violence between the clans needs to stop, one way or another. On one hand, President Heptuin Aymed has recently been elected with a popular vote of only 35.2%, the worst in history. He showed clear favoritism to the Heptuin clan, and may try to push for their total political domination. Meanwhile Prime Minister Makan Hevia has called for peace between the clans, even her own, along with compromise with the reformers. Lastly, the reformers - led by Wastan Aybes - are becoming increasingly frustrated with the current government and may be willing to fight to change - through protest or otherwise. Regardless of how the violence between clans is stopped, Hemahat will attempt to assert itself as a - most likely minor - economic force as a way to eliminate poverty. Perhaps by improving infrastructure in resource-heavy regions in order to increase their extraction or by increasing their manufacturing capacities.
  9. Hemahat

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    YOUR RP NATION Full Name of Nation: The Republic of Hemahat Government type of nation: Legally a Semi-Presidential Democracy, in practice a Plutocratic Oligarchy of five powerful clans. Culture/ethnicity of your nation: Hemahatik (A mixture of Coptic and "Modernized" Pharaonic Egypt with elements of Berber, Bedouin, and Levantine culture.) Give us a short description of your nation: The Republic of Hemahat is a nation masquerading as a typical democracy, with a President, Prime Minister, and elected legislative branch known as the Dadat. However, underneath the election campaigns and political posters, five clans from a regime now long gone still maintain their control over the country through their comparatively vast wealth. The nation itself is situated in a harsh climate where water is scarce and resources to exploit even more so. Small pastoral tribes dot the countryside, coming into conflict with settled farmers. Remoter still, ethnic minorities angry at land confiscation are beginning to protest further exploitation of their lands. In the cities, a middle-class of non-aligned families is developing and becoming increasingly resilient towards the ruling class. Even the upper class is not safe, with political intrigue and even violence more resembling gang conflict than modern politics being the norm for several years now. Unstable to be sure, but they are not in a civil war just yet. Do you have an IIWiki page?: Not yet, but I will have one soon enough. WRITING EXPERIENCE How would you describe your level of experience in regards to roleplaying?: Above Average, but not great. I was the head moderator of an RP for a bit. I made a few posts, the majority of which were at least 200+ words. While that might make me sound rather experienced, my job was mostly telling younger and more inexperienced RPers to improve to a medium-level level of roleplay. How would you describe yourself? Semi-experienced writer with a interest in, but no formal education with, anthropology, Government, and theology. As a wurldbuilder, I like trying to make nations that are still unique and interesting despite their limitations, meaning that realism and regulations do not hinder me that much. I love working with other people both in terms of wurldbuilding, in terms of roleplay, and just in-general. RP/Writing samples (if available already): Do you wish to have a mentor assigned to you to help guide you through the start of your time here?: If possible. While I consider myself to be a decent writer and wurldbuilder, I have never used iiwiki before and otherwise would feel more comfortable if I am helped. NATIONSTATES Why do you want to join this region?: I was looking for high-quality RPs and I found the region of Eurth. I have seen region members and I knew the region was high-quality, so I want to join the region because it seems like an extremely high-quality roleplay and I am frankly bored with creating high-quality nations for the sole purpose of making jokes on F7. Have you ever had trouble with any moderators?: Yes. I had been temporarily banned from NS due to making inflammatory statements which I made due to the presumption that I was being a lot calmer than I actually was. However, this was five years ago and I have since not been warned or banned. Do you have any prior experience on NationStates? Yes If so, give a brief accounting of it. I created my first nation, Hammer Britannia, in 2016. It was not good. However, I have since created several nations including Wexas, the Near Islands, Yooper High Kingdom, Holy Federation of Stars, and other nations with wurldbuilding ranging from decent to extensive. Are you currently or do you plan to be a member of the NationStates wurld Assembly? I currently have a WA puppet that I used to raid a region with my friends. I am not a raider and neither are my friends, but they thought it would be funny if we raided a founderless region formerly run by a known homophobe. Not very classy, I know. But if it is required to do so, I may switch accounts. Anything else?: No, but if I do have further questions/statements/comments, I will ask. Providing any falsified or deliberately misleading information will result in your application being rejected and your access to the forum revoked. By submitting this form, you are indicating that you agree to abide by the community and RP rules of this community. Any breach thereof may result in disciplinary action including but not limited to revoking of forum posting rights, banning from the forum, removal of regional citizenship, and ejection from the region.
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