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The Kingdom of Ochoa

Vision Statement

“The Kingdom of Ochoa” (a.k.a. “The Ochoan Kingdom”, “The Kingdom”, or simply “Ochoa”), f.k.a “The Ochoa Dynasty”, is a nation filled with dissatisfaction, confusion, and fear – though it is also filled with order. Although those in power since the mid-nineteenth century have been somewhat unstable and extreme in their methods of governance, their end goals are generally benevolent and for the benefit of the society and nobility – not for the average individual. Ruled by House Ochoa for 478 years, the political climate became quite rocky around 1830, where factions were formed within the Kingdom and many united to place a new Lord in power. This is where House Ochoa’s reign came to an abrupt end and the Ochoa Dynasty ceased to exist, becoming a new Kingdom under non-Ochoa rule.

Due to this near-constant aura of unrest emanating from The Kingdom’s populace for the last 189 years – especially from the vassals – there have been rumors of secession. Lord Robert Salomon keeps close tabs on his vassals, so he is more than familiar with the current trends and opinions of his people. Although worried about losing power over his vassals, he is unafraid of the consequences of such threats or actions. He has an iron grip on the military and enforcement officers throughout the nation. House Salomon is known for its overbearing oversight of the military; in this way, the Salomons have maintained absolute command of Ochoan forces since 1857.

One of the vassals is controlled by House Ochoa; it is the only remaining Ochoa bloodline to remain in some sort of position of power. The vassal Duke, Duke Matthew Ochoa, is vying for the throne. He and his faction are discussing the possibility of overthrowing Lord Robert Salomon. However, Duke Stewart Ochoa is in hiding due to Lord Robert Salomon’s desire to have him executed. This is sort of the political climate that we are walking into. The ultimate vision for Ochoa is to stabilize the nation’s leadership, bring some sort of unity and justice to the people, and increase the overall value of the Kingdom and its assets.

 

General Facts

Etymology – Where does your nation's name come from?

Ochoa (oh-CHOH-uh) is the surname of the nation’s first Lord, Reinhold Ochoa.

Geography – What does your nation look like?

The geography and climate are akin to dry, arid deserts in Nevada.

History – How did your nation come to be?

In 1354, Lord Reinhold Ochoa, who at the time was not a Lord, convinced hundreds of people of the nation of Italgria to journey with him to the desert to start a more protected nation, one where disorder would not be allowed. Reinhold and his followers believed that citizen input into governmental affairs would just lead to economic disruption and civil war, hence why a feudalistic monarchy was established.

Government – Who is in charge of your nation?

Lord Robert Salomon is the current monarch. His family has been ruling for 164 years as of 2021. The Salomon Reign, as well as the Wilthemore Reign before it, is considered illegitimate because the monarchs were/are not true, natural descendants of Lord Reinhold Ochoa. This causes much unrest with the three Ochoan vassal dukes, which have, surprisingly, remained within control of the Ochoa bloodline.

Military – How is your nation's safety ensured?

Around 1957, part way through the reign of Lord Edward Salomon III, barcodes were assigned to each citizen through a personal identification card that had to be carried at all times; it was something that had to be scanned at periodic intervals during the day as well as before/after events, when making purchases, when logging into computers, when opening bank accounts, etc. This was to ensure safety and order and that crime could be eliminated. As Lord Richard Salomon and his son, Lord Robert Salomon, reigned in the Kingdom, the use of the barcode cards became replaced with a barcode tattoo that was placed on the dominant hand of all citizens – excluding vassal dukes and the Lord himself.

Economy – How do your citizens earn their income?

Most burghers (average citizens) earned their way through manual labor for hundreds of years, including work in agriculture, mining, needlework, and blacksmithing, to name a few. As the Industrial Revolution and Digital Revolutions occurred, Ochoans transitioned to the finance sector (specifically investment banking), mainly specializing in the financing of corporations that extract and deal with natural resources within the Kingdom.

Most daily transactions (e.g. food in bulk, wages/salary, taxes, transportation costs, miscellaneous shopping) are measured in silver (Ŝ); many smaller transactions (e.g. singular food items, small trinkets, odd jobs) are measured in copper (Ҫ). Large transactions (e.g. vehicles, properties, business ventures, miscellaneous large purchases), in addition to those regarding national/international transactions, use gold (Ǥ). [Ŝ1.00 = $0.74] The breakdown is as follows for currency:

1 Copper (Ҫ) = 1 Copper (Ҫ)

5 Copper (Ҫ) = 1 Silver (Ŝ)

10 Copper (Ҫ) or 2 Silver (Ŝ); = 1 Gold (Ǥ)

Demographics – More details about your citizens

Ochoa has a wide variety of people as follows:

Gender:

Male: 61%

Female: 39%

Age:

0-18: 4%

19-34: 46%

35-49: 32%

50-69: 17%

70+: 1%

Race:

Black: 65%

White: 35%

Income (yearly in silver Ŝ)

Average Salary: Ŝ7,642 Silver ($5,655 USD)

Ŝ0 – Ŝ29,999: 98%

Ŝ30,000 – Ŝ49,999: 1%

Ŝ50,000 – Ŝ69,999: 0.5%

Ŝ70,000 – Ŝ99,999: 0.33%

Ŝ100,000+: 0.17%

Education:

No Education: 35%

Primary School: 45%

Secondary School: 11%

Post-Secondary School: 9%

Home Ownership:

Homeless: 1.5%

Rent: 98%

Own: 0.5%

Culture – What do your people like doing?

Ochoans really enjoy cooking. They also enjoy pottery, art, and bird-watching. They are simple folks who are just trying to get by and not get in anyone’s way, especially not on the government’s radar. They are amicable people who enjoy bonding with their closest kin; once befriended, they will rarely betray anyone. They also enjoy exploring their surroundings and enjoying the beauty of the desert.

 

Direct Line of Ochoan Lords (maybe)

House Ochoa Reign: 1354 – 1832

Lord Reinhold Ochoa: 1354 – 1375

b. 1321; d. 1375 (54)

Lord Henry Ochoa I: 1375 – 1444

b. 1356; d. 1444 (88)

Lord Henry Ochoa II: 1444 – 1484

b. 1416; d. 1484 (68)

Lord Henry Ochoa III: 1484 – 1497

b. 1437; d. 1498 (61)

Lord Herbert Ochoa IV: 1497 – 1536

b. 1478; d. 1536 (58)

Lord John Ochoa I: 1536 – 1541

b. 1500; d. 1546 (46)

Lord Henry Ochoa VI: 1541 – 1582

b. 1523; d. 1582 (59)

Lord Albert Ochoa: 1582 – 1601

b. 1547; d. 1601 (54)

Lord John Ochoa II: 1601 – 1614

b. 1570; d. 1614 (44)

Lord Stewart Ochoa: 1614 – 1630

b. 1593; d. 1630 (37)

Lord Edward Ochoa: 1630 – 1665

b. 1616; d. 1665 (49)

Lord Christopher Ochoa: 1665 – 1691

b. 1640; d. 1691 (51)

Lord Daniel I Ochoa: 1691 – 1724

b. 1672; d. 1724 (52)

Lord Frederick Ochoa: 1724 – 1776

b. 1692; d. 1776 (84)

Lord Oliver Ochoa: 1776 – 1803

b. 1718; d. 1803 (85)

Lord Jeffrey Ochoa: 1803 – 1825

b. 1748; d. 1825 (77)

Lord William Ochoa: 1825 – 1832

b. 1799; d. 1832 (33)

House Wilthemore Reign: 1832 – 1857

Lord Byron Wilthemore: 1832 – 1857

b. 1799; d. 1861 (62)

House Salomon Reign: 1857 – current

Lord Edward Salomon I: 1857 – 1898

b. 1815; d. 1899 (84)

Lord Edward Salomon II: 1898 – 1936

b. 1854; d. 1938 (84)

Lord Edward Salomon III: 1936 – 1968

b. 1883; d. 1973 (90)

Lord Richard Salomon: 1968 – 1993

b. 1916; d. 1996 (80)

Lord Robert Salomon: 1993 – current

b. 1964; living (57)

Edited by Ochoa (see edit history)
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The Kingdom of Ochoa

Vision Statement

“The Kingdom of Ochoa” (a.k.a. “The Ochoan Kingdom”, “The Kingdom”, or simply “Ochoa”), f.k.a “The Ochoa Dynasty”, is a nation filled with dissatisfaction, confusion, and fear – though it is also filled with order. Although those in power since the mid-nineteenth century have been somewhat unstable and extreme in their methods of governance, their end goals are generally benevolent and for the benefit of the society and nobility – not for the average individual. Ruled by House Ochoa for 478 years, the political climate became quite rocky around 1830, where factions were formed within the Kingdom and many united to place a new Lord in power. This is where House Ochoa’s reign came to an abrupt end and the Ochoa Dynasty ceased to exist, becoming a new Kingdom under non-Ochoa rule.

Due to this near-constant aura of unrest emanating from The Kingdom’s populace for the last 189 years – especially from the vassals – there have been rumors of secession. Lord Robert Salomon keeps close tabs on his vassals, so he is more than familiar with the current trends and opinions of his people. Although worried about losing power over his vassals, he is unafraid of the consequences of such threats or actions. He has an iron grip on the military and enforcement officers throughout the nation. House Salomon is known for its overbearing oversight of the military; in this way, the Salomons have maintained absolute command of Ochoan forces since 1857.

One of the vassals is controlled by House Ochoa; it is the only remaining Ochoa bloodline to remain in some sort of position of power. The vassal Duke, Duke Stewart Ochoa, is vying for the throne. He and his faction are discussing the possibility of overthrowing Lord Robert Salomon. However, Duke Stewart Ochoa is in hiding due to Lord Robert Salomon’s desire to have him executed. This is sort of the political climate that we are walking into. The ultimate vision for Ochoa is to stabilize the nation’s leadership, bring some sort of unity and justice to the people, and increase the overall value of the Kingdom and its assets.

 

General Facts

Etymology – Where does your nation's name come from?

Ochoa (oh-CHOH-uh) is the surname of the nation’s first Lord, Reinhold Ochoa.

Geography – What does your nation look like?

The geography and climate are akin to dry, arid deserts in South Africa with some oases and small jungles or something.

History – How did your nation come to be?

In 1354, Lord Reinhold Ochoa, who at the time was not a Lord, convinced hundreds of people of the nation of Italgria to journey with him to the desert to start a more protected nation, one where disorder would not be allowed. Reinhold and his followers believed that citizen input into governmental affairs would just lead to economic disruption and civil war, hence why a feudalistic monarchy was established.

Government – Who is in charge of your nation?

Lord Robert Salomon is the current monarch. His family has been ruling for 164 years as of 2021. The Salomon Reign, as well as the Wilthemore Reign before it, is considered illegitimate because the monarchs were/are not true, natural descendants of Lord Reinhold Ochoa. This causes much unrest with the three Ochoan vassal dukes, which have, surprisingly, remained within control of the Ochoa bloodline.

Military – How is your nation's safety ensured?

Around 1957, part way through the reign of Lord Edward Salomon III, barcodes were assigned to each citizen through a personal identification card that had to be carried at all times; it was something that had to be scanned at periodic intervals during the day as well as before/after events, when making purchases, when logging into computers, when opening bank accounts, etc. This was to ensure safety and order and that crime could be eliminated. As Lord Richard Salomon and his son, Lord Robert Salomon, reigned in the Kingdom, the use of the barcode cards became replaced with a barcode tattoo that was placed on the dominant hand of all citizens – excluding vassal dukes and the Lord himself.

Economy – How do your citizens earn their income?

Most burghers (average citizens) earned their way through manual labor for hundreds of years, including work in agriculture, mining, needlework, and blacksmithing, to name a few. As the Industrial Revolution and Digital Revolutions occurred, Ochoans transitioned to the finance sector (specifically investment banking), mainly specializing in the financing of corporations that extract and deal with natural resources within the Kingdom.

Most daily transactions (e.g. food in bulk, wages/salary, taxes, transportation costs, miscellaneous shopping) are measured in silver (Ŝ); many smaller transactions (e.g. singular food items, small trinkets, odd jobs) are measured in copper (Ҫ). Large transactions (e.g. vehicles, properties, business ventures, miscellaneous large purchases), in addition to those regarding national/international transactions, use gold (Ǥ). [Ŝ1.00 = $0.74] The breakdown is as follows for currency:

1 Copper (Ҫ) = 1 Copper (Ҫ)

5 Copper (Ҫ) = 1 Silver (Ŝ)

10 Copper (Ҫ) or 2 Silver (Ŝ); = 1 Gold (Ǥ)

Demographics – More details about your citizens

Ochoa has a wide variety of people as follows:

Gender:

Male: 61%

Female: 39%

Age:

0-18: 4%

19-34: 46%

35-49: 32%

50-69: 17%

70+: 1%

Race:

Black: 65%

White: 35%

Income (yearly in silver Ŝ)

Average Salary: Ŝ7,642 Silver ($5,655 USD)

Ŝ0 – Ŝ29,999: 98%

Ŝ30,000 – Ŝ49,999: 1%

Ŝ50,000 – Ŝ69,999: 0.5%

Ŝ70,000 – Ŝ99,999: 0.33%

Ŝ100,000+: 0.17%

Education:

No Education: 35%

Primary School: 45%

Secondary School: 11%

Post-Secondary School: 9%

Home Ownership:

Homeless: 1.5%

Rent: 98%

Own: 0.5%

Culture – What do your people like doing?

Ochoans really enjoy cooking. They also enjoy pottery, art, and bird-watching. They are simple folks who are just trying to get by and not get in anyone’s way, especially not on the government’s radar. They are amicable people who enjoy bonding with their closest kin; once befriended, they will rarely betray anyone. They also enjoy exploring their surroundings and enjoying the beauty of the desert.

 

Direct Line of Ochoan Lords (maybe)

House Ochoa Reign: 1354 – 1832

Lord Reinhold Ochoa: 1354 – 1375

b. 1321; d. 1375 (54)

Lord Henry Ochoa I: 1375 – 1444

b. 1356; d. 1444 (88)

Lord Henry Ochoa II: 1444 – 1484

b. 1416; d. 1484 (68)

Lord Henry Ochoa III: 1484 – 1497

b. 1437; d. 1498 (61)

Lord Herbert Ochoa IV: 1497 – 1536

b. 1478; d. 1536 (58)

Lord John Ochoa I: 1536 – 1541

b. 1500; d. 1546 (46)

Lord Henry Ochoa VI: 1541 – 1582

b. 1523; d. 1582 (59)

Lord Albert Ochoa: 1582 – 1601

b. 1547; d. 1601 (54)

Lord John Ochoa II: 1601 – 1614

b. 1570; d. 1614 (44)

Lord Stewart Ochoa: 1614 – 1630

b. 1593; d. 1630 (37)

Lord Edward Ochoa: 1630 – 1665

b. 1616; d. 1665 (49)

Lord Christopher Ochoa: 1665 – 1691

b. 1640; d. 1691 (51)

Lord Daniel I Ochoa: 1691 – 1724

b. 1672; d. 1724 (52)

Lord Frederick Ochoa: 1724 – 1776

b. 1692; d. 1776 (84)

Lord Oliver Ochoa: 1776 – 1803

b. 1718; d. 1803 (85)

Lord Jeffrey Ochoa: 1803 – 1825

b. 1748; d. 1825 (77)

Lord William Ochoa: 1825 – 1832

b. 1799; d. 1832 (33)

House Wilthemore Reign: 1832 – 1857

Lord Byron Wilthemore: 1832 – 1857

b. 1799; d. 1861 (62)

House Salomon Reign: 1857 – current

Lord Edward Salomon I: 1857 – 1898

b. 1815; d. 1899 (84)

Lord Edward Salomon II: 1898 – 1936

b. 1854; d. 1938 (84)

Lord Edward Salomon III: 1936 – 1968

b. 1883; d. 1973 (90)

Lord Richard Salomon: 1968 – 1993

b. 1916; d. 1996 (80)

Lord Robert Salomon: 1993 – current

b. 1964; living (57)

 

There is a lot of corruption in the government, but also good intentions from some of those in lesser positions of power and authority. There is much to be done to hopefully bring about a stable economy, culture, and government. Peace is existent, but it is not sustainable for long. Relations with other nations are growing somewhat.

Population: 2

Population (2020): 32,649,198

Gross Domestic Product (per capita, nominal): 0

GDP per capita, nominal (2020): Ŝ7,642 Silver ($5,655 USD/ESU) 0.74 of USD/ESU

Land Area (square kilometers): 2

Land Area (sq km): 324,703 sqkm

According to the Eurth Intro & Balance Sheet, the RL approximates are Iraq and Poland. However, as I’ve stated before, I’m trying to emulate South Africa (mostly). Of course, South Africa has a much larger population and a much, much larger land area. I tried to get it reasonably.

Technology & Natural Resources

If possible, I want exotic woods, and gemstones of some sort to be the main natural resources in Ochoa. I would like the geography to be mostly desert with some small oases or small jungles, too. I would like there to be a small lake (if possible) or limited water at least available within the country. Technologically, I would like it to be similar to the 1980s or something. But I honestly don’t know.

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