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[Vision Statement] Hemahat

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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.

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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

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