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"Unity, Peace, Progress"
The Commonian Aria- Peace in Chaos
|Capital||Altaville (contested) Ombo (de jure)|
|Official languages||None, there is no official, effective government (so far)|
|• National languages||Babelic|
|• Regional languages||Ingerish, Brasonian, Cambric, Kalmish, Moldavian, etc.|
|Ethnic Groups||Babelicans 80% Others 20%|
|Government||Commonian Confederation (Unrecognised) |
(Currently under AN mandate)
|• De facto President||Tigrina Mamood|
|• Estimate||25,000,000 (as of 2016)|
|Currency||Commonian Buc (BUC)|
|Drives on the||varies by region|
|Due to likely changes to this territory in the near future, developing this wiki article is not recommended.|
The Commonian Federation (Babelic: 普通国) (Franquese: Commonie) is a nation that occupies the northernmost part of the continent of Archanta. By land area the largest country in the world, it had a long and colourful history. Today, however, there is no functional capital and only a minimally-functioning ‘official’ government, the ineffective and corrupt Commonian Confederation. Contemporary Commonia is, in fact, an anarchic and constantly shifting collection of loosely affiliated warlords and bureaucrats, technically, an ‘anocracy’. No individual group has held effective power over anything more than local regions or areas since the late 1940’s after the last leader of the Republic of Commonia died.
Commonia's history has been turbulent, with challenges posed by natural disasters, periods of rapid change, colonial exploitation, corruption, separatism, ideological conflict, dictatorship, war and mass slaughter, despite being a peaceful kingdom previously. Following the World War (1945-1953) civilization in Commonia suffered a complete collapse, both politically and economically. Further conflict through the 1970s and 1980s prevented any recovery and many more emigrants left the country during this period than during the war years. In the 1990s the War of West Commonian Independence took a larger toll on the already impoverished country. Today, Commonia is growing both through in-migration and natural population increase. Statistics are very hard to obtain, but the north of the country is considerably more stable than southern and central areas and most trade with Eastern Uletha is concentrated here.
‘Modern’ cities and ‘city-states’ exist in parts of the country, especially in the north and close to the coast and there has been a recent recovery, but communications remain poor. Road and rail networks are still disrupted by warring factions and natural events and the rainforest climate are unforgiving. The largest city is currently thought to be Ombo with 9,059,468 people.
- 1 History
- 1.1 Origins and beginning of Commonia (1200s)
- 1.2 Si Dynasty (1725-1842)
- 1.3 Butongmingdang rule(1842-1900)
- 1.4 Chiano Lu era (1900-1944)
- 1.5 Commonia - CPP (Confederation of Pasundan-Padjadjaran) War (1925)
- 1.6 Commonian Expansion in Uletha
- 1.7 Commonia during the Great War
- 1.8 Third Glastian Civil War (1945-1947)
- 1.9 Commonian Reconstruction (1947-1974)
- 1.10 Commonian Civil War (1974-1990)
- 1.11 West Commonian Independence
- 1.12 1991-present
- 2 Politics
- 3 Geography and Demographics
- 4 Economy
- 5 Cities
- 6 Constituent Regions
- 7 Infrastructure
- 8 Refereneces
- 9 See Also
Origins and beginning of Commonia (1200s)
Before the existence of Commonia, there were 10 countries in the bloc where Commonia is today. These 10 Countries decided to merge together to form a new country, thus Commonia is founded.
Si Dynasty (1725-1842)
After the independence from the Ulethans, the people decided to name Langchi Si as the new emperor of the Commonian Kingdom. The Si Dynasty was established, and there was a difference this time in the Royal Court of Commonia. This time the people had their say, and this was the first few times Commonia has a democracy. Commonia rapidly developed, and many cities were built to sustain the growing population of Commonia.
Langchi Si died in 1776, and his elder son Hawang Si took over. He is a gracious and merciful man, but this caused many criminals to be let away easily, partially due to his poor judgement and bribery in the Royal Court. Meanwhile, his younger brother plotted to kill him, and Hawang Si was assassinated, with the help of his ministers who did not like him one bit.
Haling Si rose as the next (and the last) emperor of Commonia, after the assassination of his brother. He put out the story that his brother died during a heart attack, escaping accusations of him murdering his brother. He, however, ensured justice and ruled the country better than his brother, and did not regret his actions. He built a steam train rail network across Commonia (which is not in used after many wars and conflicts), and a road network in Commonia, which was, sadly left unfinished after his death. The murder was found out after his death when one of his royal ministers revealed his secret. After this, there was an election, to take over the Commonian Government.
The Butongmingdang (BTMD) party seized control of Commonia after the death of the last emperor, Haling Si, ending the stable Si Dynasty. Kaisheng Chang, the leader of the BTMD, formed the Democratic People Republic Of Commonia (DPRC). The BTMD, however, is corrupted, rounding up and killing thousands of people, mainly civilians, suspected of being against the BTMD party.
Kaisheng Chang ended his service as the leader of Commonia in 1862, and his incapable son Dongsan Chang became the next premier. He has no interest in politics, leading to the near-deconstruction of Commonia. Fortunately, the deputy premier managed to keep Commonia floating (just barely), and most people found favour in him. Eventually, after a sudden death of Dongsan Chang in 1873, the deputy premier became the next premier, and his name is Galang Cai.
Chiano Lu era (1900-1944)
Chiano Lu became the next leader of Commonia after the death of Galang Cai. He divided the country into administrative districts, making him able to take the back seat as the Commonian Government did the jobs for him. Many people in Commonia were not happy, but they were held back by the Commonian troops. Chiano Lu also conquered many islands, including the VUZ islands, but ignited the Commonia - CPP (Confederation of Pasundan-Padjadjaran) War.
Commonia - CPP (Confederation of Pasundan-Padjadjaran) War (1925)
The war lasted only 9 months, ended after "Pakuan peace treaty" were signed. Commonia has had to cede control over VUZ Islands ( Island of Verona, Uppsund, Zullivan), Andalaz islands and Anta-Beranta Peninsula to Confederation of Pasundan-Padjadjaran. The CPP government cede back the control of VUZ Island to Commonia at 1962, and Anta-Beranta Peninsula at 1948, while Andalaz Island remains as a CPP protectorate until Andalaz becomes an independent country at 1979.
Commonian Expansion in Uletha
Commonia during the Great War
Third Glastian Civil War (1945-1947)
Commonian Reconstruction (1947-1974)
After the turmoil of the Dynastic wars, the confederation took part in a socialistic reconstruction of the country which led to many factories and cities expanding throughout. By 1956 many cities within the central parts of Commonia were growing exponentially and large-scale socialistic building programs commenced as money from drug and illegal weapons cartels flowed into the decentralized capitals. In 1960 the population of Commonia had tripled and an extensive highway network was being built. The Assembly of Nations began the futile attempt to westernize Commonia and re-centralize the government in modern day Altaville. It is recognized by historians that Commonia well before 1974 was on it's way to the peaceful balkanization into separate countries. Their actions led to the building of the AN Naval Base there and a series of failed AN sanctioned coup attempts in the administrative districts. The local cartels financially backed by the Western Commonian Separatist Party began a small scale revolt which grew into the Commonian Civil War.
Commonian Civil War (1974-1990)
Starting with the building of the Altaville Assembly of Nations naval base in 1974 and the Bakungo Military Zone at Wan Chai in 1977, an increasing hostility towards the Fascist Republic of Commonia began to evolve due to the building of the naval base and the perceived increased foreign control in the commonian government factions by western nations. This led to the Sarangonian Rebellion of 1987, and consequent depopulation of Sarangonia and Duvar to the Irhoborin Refugee Settlement. The two warring factions being the West Commonian Separatist Party, and the Fascist Republic of Commonia, soon to be Commonian Confederation. Initially, the separatists claimed a large chunk of land that includes modern-day Duvar, Sarangonia, Minn-Am-Gabots, north to Grand Gantley and south to the West Cape province. The West Commonian leadership planned to take the entire western half of the country along with the islands, with backing by local tribal leaders and paid mercenaries from the deep jungles. The subsequent war was the bloodiest in Commonian History with nearly 16.8 million deaths and a large depopulation of the western half of the country. The Assembly of Nations has been harshly criticized for its hands-off policy during the war that critics claim was initially destabilized by the AN, and the divisive "Protect Altaville At All Costs" mission that led to the continued destabilization of the region beyond the end of the war. The depletion of the Commonian army and reorganization of the remaining regions eventually lead to the formation of the Commonian Confederation around 1981, and the West Commonian Independence in 1990.
West Commonian Independence
In 1990 two islands west of Commonia declared themselves to be the Republic of The Commonian Islands and broke all ties with the rest of the country. As the Commonian Confederate army was scattered and disorganized, the entire military effort to recapture the islands essentially consisted of 2 Commonian Confederation destroyers, 1 aircraft carrier and 500 soldiers. Once there, they were met by the lightly armed and mostly improvised West Commonian Army. A brief exchange of fire ensued between the opposing forces ensued before both sides agreed in negotiation and both armies withdrew. The final outcome of the battle resulted with 27 casualties, all gunshot injuries since no heavy weaponry was used. The negotiations lasted for a month and ended with a 'vote' and a grant of independence from the CC (Commonian Confederation), forming West Commonia, as we know of today.
At the beginning of 1991, the war officially ended with a peace treaty being agreed by most of the involved parties. In effect, this put the country back to the 1947 situation as a loose confederation of cities each governing themselves and indifferent to the existence of the others with little to no reconstructive infrastructure. However in 2011 trouble flared up again and sporadic fighting occurred throughout the central and southern areas of the country, inspired by West Commonia and marked by largely pointless acts of destruction and vandalism. A small peacekeeping force was deployed from Northern Commonia to try to stop the violence, but all attempts failed and the fighting continued. At the annual CC conference in 2012, a 3-way brawl between the opposing factions happened, which just resulted in growing tension between the sides. By late 2012, most of the fighting had died down, but North, South and Central Commonia were still at odds. As of 2015, there are unconfirmed rumours that the CC is barely functioning, kept together by bribery and fear, and may split up at any time. That, of course, would not affect the actual country of Commonia.
(The history above is incomplete and may change in the future.)
Though officially a single country, Commonia lacks any coherent single government, instead of comprising of various factions and independent states. Piracy, ideological extremism, banditry and similar activities go largely unpunished in Commonia.
The largest and most powerful faction is the Commonian Confederation, an alliance and council that has direct control over around a third of Commonia's area and a considerably larger sphere of influence. It is the degenerate successor to the previous Fascist government that lost control during the Great War and subsequent civil wars. It is currently in terminal decline and the AN estimates that the CC will fragment and cease to exist within the next 20 years unless a better chairman takes over before its collapse. The Commonian Confederation has its own sizeable private army, using inherited equipment dating from the days of Fascism right to West Commonian independence. It is rather non-democratic like all other communist states.
Another sizable faction is the North Commonian Alliance situated on the northern peninsula of Commonia. This is composed of a system of alliances and agreements between factions. It is notably more developed than the southern regions and was a former stronghold for the Democratic Faction in the wars of the 20th century. As a result, it has inherited a democratic system of government and went by relatively unscathed during the wars. It had also tried to merge also factions into a single government, but without success, so far.
Commonia has been considered one of the major failings of the AN and consequently, the AN is constantly under fire for its failure to keep order there.
Geography and Demographics
Despite having many cities built over and over again, set-backs continue and cities are continually destroyed by rebel forces or, in Commonian military jargon: ‘re-located’. While minor conflicts over the struggling small towns and minor cities continue, the rainforests and jungles of the equatorial region remain a no-go area for foreigners and is a refuge known only to the local rulers, whether they are an emperor or an anarchist.
Commonia consists of hundreds of distinct native ethnic and linguistic groups. The largest – and most politically dominant – are the Ingerish speaking people, but there are many divisions within this group. There is no shared identity and the national language Babelic is spoken by very few in the urban population centres although it is widespread elsewhere. Religion divides rather than unites, and ideologies are, in essence, a thing of the past. Today, most Commonians are too concerned with the facts of everyday existence to participate in sport while in science and technology, areas in which the early 20th Century Commonia led the world, the country has fallen far behind. The country has abundant natural resources, yet poverty remains widespread.
Nevertheless, despite its large population and some densely populated cities, Commonia has vast areas of wilderness that support the world's highest levels of biodiversity. In the heart of the Commonian jungle, undiscovered species may remain.
Commonia has no centralised economy. The exact figures for Commonian exports remain unknown, but the nation has traditionally been a source of cheap and sometimes forced labour. Commonia's economy relies heavily on the informal sector, with over four-fifths of total employment in that field. The figure for exports is further clouded by various cases of data manipulation. The Commonian Confederation is a known exporter of illegal weaponry and chemical weapons. The exact scale remains unknown, but Commonia has been the hub of illegal activity of various sorts for decades, due to the inaccessibility of the region. Imports to Commonia are small and regions are generally supported by local-made goods. Any trade from abroad is scarce and most foreign produce tends to come in the form of humanitarian aid.
The Commonian Buc (BUC) is the currency used in Commonia. It is in use since the 1950s, but then its value has fluctuated throughout the conflicts of the 1960s and 1970s. It had almost no value during the West Commonia Independence movement of the 1990s, with the value plummeting to 0.00126 Unified Standard Dollars (USD) in the peak of the movement on 18 December 1990.
However, today the currency is relatively stable although the value is low and statistics are hard to obtain. Commonia also has no centralised economy and is a large exporter of black market goods. However, the north of the country is considerably more stable than southern and central areas and most trade with Eastern Uletha is concentrated here, pulling the currency to about 0.002394 USD (as of October 2018). The notes of the currency are also easy to forge, as all the notes are made from poor-quality paper, hence many counterfeit notes are in circulation.
Today, most Commonians use the Unified Standard Dollar (USD).
The Commonian Buc was said that it was going to be replaced by a new currency, but confirmation and actual date of replacement is still unknown.
Commonian exports are mainly primary commodities like coffee, exotic timber and metal ore. The statistics kept are poor, due to data manipulation as Commonian companies constantly attempt to out-compete one another to gain the favour of foreign investors. Weapons are generally sold on the domestic market to different regions. Exported weapons tend to go to rebel factions or rogue states through the black market. No country has admitted to buying Commonian weapons.
Commonia has become a large source of cheap labour since the late 20th century. Sweatshops and factories are commonplace. There is little any international organisation can do about the matter as the practice is widespread and hard to trace. International brands have come under fire from using Commonian labour. Boycotts of Commonian clothing have increased recently after the latest annual AN report on Commonia.
Commonia is a large exporter of black market drugs, with many foreign organisations having operations there. Crackdowns by various organisations including the Commonian Confederation and the Assembly of Nations to stop the flow of international drugs has largely failed, given the size of Commonia and how global the criminal syndicates are. The transfer of humans to be used as forced labour and otherwise is also commonplace.
Being a poor country, Commonia did not buy anything from other countries, as if it was needed as Commonia has a large number of fossil fuels and rare earth elements. It also made its own products, and farming is common in Commonia. Therefore, Commonia did not need to buy anything from other countries. Even then no country will want to trade with Commonia.
As far as we can tell, cities in Commonia include:
- Fort Johnston
- Fort Leigh
- Gantley Hook City
- Grande Louisiade
- Hybrid Springs
- Kapashi Lookorti
- Lake City
- Misión del Dura Dura
- New Elpida
- New South Reagan
- Port Blanton
- West Bay City
- Zǐjiāng (紫江)
Most of the cities in Commonia follow a similar pattern: they are generally small but have an unusually large core which directly borders the surrounding countryside. There are also highways around most cities with a total length of about 10 km each. It is generally unknown what purpose they serve, but they are generally thought to be parts of a road system that was never built.
Commonia is divided into 74 constituent regions. They were defined in early 2016, serve as historical boundaries only and their real-world status is currently disputed.
|Bezhadat Empire||Misión del Dura Dura|||
|Blue Mokembo||Sunshine Hills|||
|Cape Zjadradzj||Manchester Beach|||
|Côte Franquese||Grande Louisiade|||
|East Equatorial Commonia||Berlianpura|||
|Tropic Chango||Fort Johnston|||
|Upper Thoraqua||Camellia Township|||
|West Equatorial Commonia|||
Commonia is rather poorly connected due to its poor government, with crumbling abandoned railways and long highways. A few of its highways are sometimes strangely long and straight. However, in the north there is the Commonian Railways, well-maintained compared to the others.
Commonian RailwaysCommonia. The firm is a consortium of several private operators and chiefly runs train services in the more stable north of the country. Commonia's railway infrastructure is underdeveloped compared to most countries and the company has commenced a railway-building programme.
All content written here are based on reports from the ANCC, the Commonian Confederation, West Commonia or the AN.
This article is made as unbiased as possible.