Metztlitlaca - Short Overview
The Dominions of Metztlitlaca (Azlo: Lintō Mētztlitlācah / Lintō Mēƶλiλācaʯ), known more commonly as Metztlitlaca or Metztli (Azlo: Mēƶλicān) is an ex-colony of the Empire of Shffahkia that gained it's independence in 1851 after the Shffahkian revolution destroyed the empire, with the old monarchy fleeing to the colony to form the Crescent Kingdom. Due to Shffahkian and Fulgistani influence, a violent coup overthrew the Crescent Kingdom to eventually form the South Palu Confederation, made up of seven Worker's Republics. The SPC eventually came to an end between 1992-2010 depending on who you ask. The nation itself isn't 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 large-scale prison 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 Density: 31.22 per km^2
GDP per Capita: $3,010.25
GDP total: $64,511,653,300
Metztlitlaca is a semi-federation of 14 dominions and is classified as an anocracy that is moving towards democracy. 6 of the 14 dominions are ran as republics with the other 8 ran as constitutional monarchies with considerable but not complete power. Each Dominion has high levels of autonomy with devolved parliaments under their own unitary systems. All Dominions must follow the Teopantli of Collective Intent (the highest governing body). Democracy within Metztlitlaca is corrupt and the few political parties involved are often easily bribed by internal and external forces. This can be summed up as part of an informal "contract" between the government and the people, that as long as the personal freedoms and luxury continues to rise, most citizens will turn a blind eye to the atrocities occurring within the state.
Cultures & Religion.
The Azlo indigenous group migrated into southern Palu from the Paran desert in 300 AD due to changing climates, almost entirely replacing the original Marenai inhabitants. Currently there are 12 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 Tlaxcalixe, Tepanizo, Tlahuizo, Colhuazo, Chalica, Khīlitikhī, Acolīca, Cohlca, Xochimīca, Pipīlca, and the Khīyīmekhī. The remaining descendants of the non-Azlo indigenous populations are the Iwica, Naukatay, and the Lakautolo. The two non-indigenous groups to Metztlitlaca are the Hong (Huang migrants from Fulgistan where interracial marriages are commonplace) and the Yatotla as mentioned previously.
Due to Shffahkian colonialism from 1800-1851 and Salvian crusader states from the 17th to 18th centuries, Christianity carved itself a large section of influence in the nation - primarily across the coastline - with Wēcatoc (the native pagan religion of the Azlo) making up much of the interior. The Shffahkian Christianity that came to southern Palu was primarily Fleur de Lysian Catholicism which is remarkably similar to the Salvian Catholicism brought upon by Slavian crusaders.
Only 20% of the nation’s population live in urban areas, primarily within the capital city of economic centres. 62% of Metztlicans 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, LAANN, and Fulgistan. Metztlitlaca follows a State Capitalist economics model with the Teopan of Finance being the major body in regulations and management of national companies. Due to wide-scale corruption within the government the Teopantli 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 mining 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 Shffahkian 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 capitals of coastal dominions with the tourist capital of Nuovo Arburio – pronounced Novo Apulio in the Yatotlan Cristinese-Lycian dialect. Generally tourist advisors state to remain within certain dominions and dominion capitals when travelling. 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 into the country as Malaria is an all-season disease at higher latitudes.
Military & Foreign Affairs
Metztlitlaca's military is limited almost entirely to 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 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 and it's leanings towards authoritarianism.
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 an 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.
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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