Gharbiya

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8, 23.963, 8.584
Heavenly Golden Kingdom of Gharbiya
غربيأ
The official flag of Gharbiya, the علم ملطخ بالدماء.
Flag
Motto:
"القوة والازدهار دائما"
Might and prosperity, Always
Anthem:
اغنية للمثابرة Song of the resillient Media:National_anthem_gharbiya.ogg
Capital
and largest city
Yanim
Official languagesMazanic, Tamneidh, Turquese
Ethnic Groups
(2019)
Dunhei 43%, Mixed Dunhei 19%, Almurtafaeati 14%, Badauan 12%, Demirhanı 9%, Other 3%
NationalitiesGharbiyan 89%, Almurtafaeati 4%, Demirhanı 4%, Others 3%
DemonymGharbiyan
GovernmentUnitary Parliamentary Absolute Monarchy
 • Mansaمانسا روخية (Mansa Rukhia)
 • Heirمافالدا الداغر (Mafalda Al'Dagher)
 • Prime ministerابن برلات (Ibn Baralat)
LegislatureTBD
 • Upper houseTBD
 • Lower houseTBD
Area
 • TotalTBD km2
Population
 • Estimate (2020)12,700 million
 • Census (2017)12,239 million
 • Density18,56/km2
GDP (PPP)
 • Total328,423 billion (USD)
 • Per capita26 834 (USD)
GDP (nominal)
 • Total335,622 billion (USD)
 • Per capitaTBD (USD)
HDI (2017)0.817
very high
TimezoneWOT +0
CurrencyGharbic liras (GHL)
Internet TLD.ga الغربية.

Gharbiya (Mazanic غربيأ), officially the Heavenly Golden Kingdom Of Gharbiya (Mazanic مملكة الغربية السماوية الذهبية) is a country in Northwestern Tarephia. Bordering Castine, [TA020] and [TA020a] in the south. As well as [TA024] and [TA010b] in the east.

History

Prehistory

The region is known to have been inhabited by primitive hunter-gatherer cultures as early as 200 000BCE. Evidence point to a more humid climate allowing habitation and hunting in the then green Great Helion Desert. The time period shows evidence of several waves of habitation, the last of which roughly 20 000BCE. The first sign of widespread civilization in the area is the Jeweled pot culture roughly 3300BCE

Pre islam history

Part of the Athya Empire stretching most of western Tarephia and believed to have been the site of the empiric capital of Athya roughly 2500 - 1000 BCE. The reason for the collapse of the empire is to this day unknown, the leading theory is drought and redesertification. Following the collapse of the Athya empire a time known as the dark ages (1000 BCE to 200 CE) is a period of little to no written record in the region. The wake of the empire leaves several small tribes and kingdoms to fight for control for over a milennia. Most of the princes who hold local power in areas of modern day Gharbiya can trace their origin to this time.

Mansa Youba, first Mansa of the Dunhei empire

Trade across the desert enables trade with the east with Badauan caravans. Riches of diamond and copper are exported eastward in exhange for gold and other exotic materials. The Dunhei warrior Empire is born from conquest of the nearby tribes and kingdoms, spearheaded by Mansa Youba, the new empire establishes itself as a major power in the region ca. 500CE. The empire expands through its golden age around 700-900CE as Islam is introduced from the east with Badauan caravans from Aden, at first mixing with local faiths before quickly becoming the dominant religion around 1000CE. The empire recedes back to the northwest as the borders break from both south and north. Eventually splitting into East and West (Shaqriya and Gharbiya) with the uninhabited desert holding the sides apart.

Colonial Era

The first attempts of colonialisation are made by the Franquese in the late 15th century but ultimately fail due to the hostility of the natives toward the foreigners. Te first successful colonies are made by the Demirhans as they establish Demirhanı Shaqriya upon the remnants of the eastern Dunhei empire and Demirhanı Gharbiya upon the western, these colonies eventually mergied into Demirhanı Gharbiya 1746. The local princes are in many cases bribed into subordination with the notable exeption of the Almurtafaeat clans that resist colonialization all the way into the late 19th century. Independence movements were common throughout the entire duration of the colony, primarily in the rural northwestern region leading to these regions seeing less investment from the Demirhanı heartland. In 1916 the Colony was made an official Demirhanı Bölge as opposed to the previous collection of Eyalets and brought into the Demirhanı federation. Furher efforts were made to bring the Bölge of Gharbiya closer to the heartland upon the discovery of oil in the 1940s. Turquese is gradually introduced as a language of the elite thoughout the colonial era. Although Mazanic was still taught alongside it as a more common language of the people.

In 1964 the socialist revolt in Demirhanlı Devleti lead to 70% of the Gharbic garrison being recalled to the heartland, which in turn lead to the Gharbiyan war of independence which lasted from the 17th of march and the explosion of Bakhtu to the 21st of october and the Amirlat beheadings. International armies fought for the independence of Gharbiya in the form of [Regiment from aden] and [regiment from elsewhere].

Post colonial era

Following the war of independence, a new mansa was put into power in the form of Mansa Saqib, under whom the nation spent decades repairing infrastructure and building international trade, opening up its vast wealth of oil to trade outside Tarephia in 1972. The peace would not last however as Gharbiya declared war on [its southern neighbor] in 1978, starting [a war] which lasted for 9 months, resulting in minor territorial gains for Gharbiya. In 1981 another was was declared against [its eastern neighbor] once more resulting in minor territorial gains for Gharbiya and giving the nation the borders seen today. The following decades of peace lead to massive infrastructure projects under the rule of Mansa Aayliyah, such as the ASHEA high speed railway, several of the large freeways in the Dunhei, Salghum and Almadam eyalets as well as several pipelines for oil in the helion desert. Her successor Mansa Alrahnim built the foundations of a parliament on models of [democratic country], changing the national laws to no longer allow either Mansa or princes positions of power. He stood down from the post of Mansa in 2010, officially making Gharbiya a democracy, one of few nations to do so without conflict. This lasted for 5 years until the civil war of 2015 where the monarchists fought the democrats, ending with a Monarchist victory in December of the same year where a Mansa was once more crowned in the form of Mansa Rukhia as her father died during the war in an expected assasination.

Geography

Physical

The western part of the Gharbiya is dominated by mountainous terrain whereas the east is mostly flat. The entire nation is very Arid with the only rivers being found in the highlands.

Administrative

Gharbiya is divided into 7 eyalets, all of which holds seats in the parliament

Eyalets of Gharbiya
Name Area Capital Population Number of seats in parliament Number of Princes Flag
Dunhei TBD Yanim 4,754 million 83 15
Sharqiya TBD Dunha 0,339 million 9 8
Helion Eyalet TBD TBD 0,087 million 5 13
Bisarahan TBD Ibba 2,154 million 40 9
Almurtafaeat TBD TBD 1,104 million 21 26
Salghum TBD Dikhar 1,746 million 33 25
Almadam TBD Almadam 2,145 million 40 11

Politics

Government

File:Mansa Rukhia.jpg
Mansa Rukhia, Head of state of Gharbiya and matriarch of the Al'Dagher family

The government of Gharbiya is ruled directly by the Mansa. Who primarily controls policies and foreign relations, but additionally construct agreements with local princes in order to facilitate their rule. Power is then delegated into three pillars, the princedoms, the delegation and the parliament.

The regional princes control areas of land, and are expected to fund infrastructure, schools and hospitals in their area as well as collect certain taxes. The taxes go directly to the Mansa who then redistributes the wealth back to the Princes. If their goals align with those of the Mansa, they can be given more funds for their projects and for themselves, and are thus forced to follow the leadership of the Mansa. If the princes disagree with the ruling Mansa, a prince can be voted into the position of Mansa by populair vote of the princes by the tradition of tribal restructure. This has not happened since before the colonial era. Every Eyalet is divided into a number of Princedoms, including the Eastern Helion Eyalet. Traditions vary from region to region where traditional Tamneidh princedoms have a Matriarchal sucession and orthodox Sufi or Sunni princedoms have a Patriarchal sucession. Exceptions exist where some princedoms follow the succession of the eldest.

The delegation is the specific governemental organisations of the nation. Such as the national petroleum company SBAA, the national aviation company Yatirghar and so on. These companies are funded by the Mansa and can thus be altered directly by the monarch. Usually the CEOs and leaders of these companies are directly put there by the Mansa, although exceptions do occur. The main purpose of the parliament is to bring the will of the people to the Mansa's attention. Citizens can vote for representatives in parliament from the principal level in elections held once every 5 years. The parliament puts fourth national policies and goals, meant to symbolize the will of the people. The funding for the parliament is done by the Mansa which pays for the upkeep and salary of politicians. In addition, the parliament's funding goes to infrastructure and service of the entire nation, helping to fund the local princedoms where needed. There is no term limit for members of parliament.

The Mansa has direct control of the parliament except for in three regards:

  • The Mansa cannot directly remove a member of parliament.
  • The Mansa cannot remove or change a 'locked' policy.
  • The Mansa has to fund the parliament annualy.

Notably, the Mansa technically has the power to change the laws of parliament, but has thus far never done so. In addition, there is no law stating how much funding the Mansa must give to the parliament.

The most popular member of parliament becomes prime minister, who's job it is to coordinate the parliament and bring the propositions to the Mansa. Once a proposition or policy has been passed by the Mansa, the Prime minister may choose to 'lock' said policy until the next election. Doing so will disenable the Mansa to remove or change this policy. The Prime minister may 'unlock' these policies at any time. In total there are 231 members of parliament, with each eyalet holding a certain amount of seats which are filled with the voted politicians. The only eyalet not holding any seats is the Eastern Helion Eyalet, whose citizens may choose to vote in the western Helion Eyalet but cannot contribute with representatives of their own.

Ruling Monarchy

The ruling monarchy of Gharbiya is the House of Al'Dagher. The current monarch Being مانسا روخية (Mansa Rukhia) who has been ruling since 2008 and the family since 1964

Foreign relations

Economy

Industry

The vast majority (81%) of the Gharbiyan economy is based on its petroleum which it exports en masse by tankers. The oil industry is monopolised by the شركة بترول الغربية الملكية (SBAA) or Royal Gharbiyan Petroleum Company which is directly owned by the Mansa and a handful of princes.

Media and communications

Science and technology

Tourism

Demographics

Transport

Railway

Gharbiya has a total of 9 railroads connecting most of the nation together. Most of these can be found in the urban southwest with the perhaps most notable railway being the ASHEA high speed railway connecting Yanim, Bakhtu, Sufhina and Almadam with a highest speed over 300km/h built in 2005. Other railways include the Sufhina-Dikhar mountain railway, the west coastal railway, the great transhelion railway and the Western Helion railway.

Airlines

The nation has three international airports, 8 regional airports and numerous minor airfields The only major airline conducting both international and domestic flights is يطيرغار (Yatirghar) which operates from Bakhtu-Yanim Royal International Airport [The mansa's own airways]

Highways

Gharbiya has a network of national M-roads (Maliki roads) or royal roads serving as the base roadnetwork in the entire nation. In addition to this there are also regional roads with the prefixes K,A,H,R and KA National roads Gharbiya.png

Shipping

The largest port is the port of Bakhtu which moves TBD tonnes of cargo annualy

Culture

Religion

Religion is an important part of Gharbiyan culture and as a prerequisite for citizenship in the nation, one must be either muslim or Munakadh (منقذ). The majority religion of Gharbiya is islam, further divided into two branches of islam. The first being Gharbiyan matriarchal or Tamneidh islam which distinguishes itself by being influenced by pre-muslim faiths and cultures of the region. The most striking differences being that this branch of islam is mostly matriarchal, where succession follows the eldest female heir and women are seen as the 'leaders' of the family. Princes following this branch of islam are thus almost always female (but are still reffered to as 'prince'). Another distinguishing feature of this branch of islam is the adaptation of traditional muslim clothing. Both men and women commonly make an effort to show as much skin around their necks and wrists as possible, adorning them with necklaces and chains to signal their individual wealth. Notable followers of this branch include the current Monarch and head of state Mansa Rukhia


The other branch of Islam is the orthodox eastern Sufi that was brought in by the Demirhanı during the colonial era. Many converted to this branch of islam to be taken more seriously in the Demirhanı heartland as well as gain more local power under the colonial rule. Today the split is rougly even with a slight majority of the Tamneidh branch which has been making a return since the end of the colonial era.

Other than islam, there's a local religion commonly referred to as Munakadh, almost entirely limited to the Almurtafaeat region of the nation. Today the faith is held by circa 180 000 followers, making up roughly 1,2% of the population and is classified as "near extinction".

Sports

[masters of several sports for women with a lacking presence in men's sports] [Football, Racing, watersports, sailing, tennis]

Music

[rich history of folkmusic, up and coming mazanic badauan metal]

See also

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