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The United Republics of Dormill and Stiura

Hospitaller West Indies wrote:Alliances with nations that I wonít pillage perhaps

I'm just going to point you somewhere in the direction of Somalia, and then remind you that Miklania has the relative power of the US backing him. Can't say a nation with pirate republic origins isn't bad, but it won't last long in the modern world on just piracy alone. Might I recommend tax havens, an open drugs market, and possibly a few clean industries to keep the international community off your back instead?

You can even put your roots as being established by the Knights Hospitaller and be very involved in international aid/peacekeeping, especially via NGOs.

The Colony of Hospitaller West Indies

Dormill and Stiura wrote:Might I recommend tax havens, an open drugs market, and possibly a few clean industries to keep the international community off your back instead?

You can even put your roots as being established by the Knights Hospitaller and be very involved in international aid/peacekeeping, especially via NGOs.

Hm well, since privateering isnít exactly good for relations, certain important industries that could make us less threatened on the global scale is our large fishing and mining industries, with gold and other precious metals being large parts of our mining sector. And sure, a drug market actually seems like a good idea. Might cause unrest in the very influential clergy of our nation though.

What would probably happen is the Order party (The centralizing religious party) would defund the drug market whenever theyíre in power and then the Swashbucklers party (The libertarian party) would strengthen it again when theyíre in power. The Order would also probably be interested in that international aid/peacekeeping you mentioned, the Swashbucklers would probably not want to meddle in global affairs as much.

The United Republics of Dormill and Stiura

Hospitaller West Indies wrote:Hm well, since privateering isnít exactly good for relations, certain important industries that could make us less threatened on the global scale is our large fishing and mining industries, with gold and other precious metals being large parts of our mining sector. And sure, a drug market actually seems like a good idea. Might cause unrest in the very influential clergy of our nation though.

What would probably happen is the Order party (The centralizing religious party) would defund the drug market whenever theyíre in power and then the Swashbucklers party (The libertarian party) would strengthen it again when theyíre in power. The Order would also probably be interested in that international aid/peacekeeping you mentioned, the Swashbucklers would probably not want to meddle in global affairs as much.

See, a lot more interesting nationbuilding just by wondering what more you can do than simply privateer. If you want I've got a factbook around you can examine to help get started on building your government (and yours can be a very unique one given the pieces in place) but feel free to keep the questions up.

The Federation of Balnik

The Order.

That's actually a pretty cool name.

The Realm of Serpens Land

Hospitaller West Indies wrote:Hm well, since privateering isnít exactly good for relations, certain important industries that could make us less threatened on the global scale is our large fishing and mining industries, with gold and other precious metals being large parts of our mining sector. And sure, a drug market actually seems like a good idea. Might cause unrest in the very influential clergy of our nation though.

What would probably happen is the Order party (The centralizing religious party) would defund the drug market whenever theyíre in power and then the Swashbucklers party (The libertarian party) would strengthen it again when theyíre in power. The Order would also probably be interested in that international aid/peacekeeping you mentioned, the Swashbucklers would probably not want to meddle in global affairs as much.

I'm quite intrigued what modern-day privateering would look like. As far as I know, privateers haven't been a thing for centuries. In my head I'm imagining something like water-borne PMCs. Would they be equipped with modern warships?

The Colony of Hospitaller West Indies

Serpens Land wrote:I'm quite intrigued what modern-day privateering would look like. As far as I know, privateers haven't been a thing for centuries. In my head I'm imagining something like water-borne PMCs. Would they be equipped with modern warships?

The biggest pirate and privateer companies would own more state-of-the-art warships, some being significantly government funded and supported (specifically just by the Swashbucklers Party) while smaller businesses would probably have to resort to using motorized dinghies, or at least small motorboats, or stealing the captured boats. The country tends to look down on the smaller businesses because they tend to use much more barbaric and unprofessional methods, and bounties will often be put on them for their brutality.

The Kingdom of Ioudaia

Serpens Land wrote:I'm quite intrigued what modern-day privateering would look like. As far as I know, privateers haven't been a thing for centuries.

There was a little privateering in the American Civil War, e.g. the Jefferson Davis, the only one of note.

Serpens Land wrote:In my head I'm imagining something like water-borne PMCs. Would they be equipped with modern warships?

At a guess, they might be converted fast merchant ships, like the ones the Germans used in the World Wars. Privately-owned submersible vessels, and possibly true subs, might work too. But I think all such efforts are doomed by modern naval reconnaissance: even besides TWI's crowded map, the oceans aren't that empty any more in the face of aircraft and satellites.

The Blue Islands of Corindia

Hospitaller West Indies wrote:The biggest pirate and privateer companies would own more state-of-the-art warships, some being significantly government funded and supported (specifically just by the Swashbucklers Party) while smaller businesses would probably have to resort to using motorized dinghies, or at least small motorboats, or stealing the captured boats. The country tends to look down on the smaller businesses because they tend to use much more barbaric and unprofessional methods, and bounties will often be put on them for their brutality.

why don't you guys just make ransomware instead

The Unified Electorates of Ainslie

Corindia wrote:why don't you guys just make ransomware instead

we do need a cyberattack capital

The Colony of Hospitaller West Indies

Corindia wrote:why don't you guys just make ransomware instead

hm maybe, Iíve built the majority of my nation thus far off just the posts Iíve made here in the last 30 minutes so thereís still a lot to consider. I need to make a lot more Factbooks to include all this info Iím coming up with on the spot

The Kingdom of Aromea

Eh, You guys have plenty of other nations to "liberate" for oil, loosing 1 company makes no difference.

The Federation of Balnik

Ainslie wrote:we do need a cyberattack capital

https://youtu.be/yRQ9MG7mZ7o

The United Republics of Dormill and Stiura

Hospitaller West Indies wrote:hm maybe, Iíve built the majority of my nation thus far off just the posts Iíve made here in the last 30 minutes so thereís still a lot to consider. I need to make a lot more Factbooks to include all this info Iím coming up with on the spot

Rule 101 of Nationbuilding: The work is never truly complete.

The Unified Electorates of Ainslie

Aromea wrote:Eh, You guys have plenty of other nations to "liberate" for oil, loosing 1 company makes no difference.

i'm confused

The Federation of Hangates of Athara Magarat

In Magarat, there's no in-between. You either have nice cities or literal warzones. Look at these warzones using deceptive pictures for tourism.

1, 2 and 3. Three Islands (best places)
4. Western Hangate (okay place)
5. Sinja (okay place)
6. Eastern Hangate (okay place except for Khumbuwan region which has terrorists and criminals)
7. Ipachi State (even more dangerous than Khumbuwan with some Catholic insurgents of Chatha and Islamists thrown in)
8th Hangate. Northern San Montagna and all other disputes territories

In the end, only 3 hangates (Western, Eastern and Sinja) under actual Magarati control. The islands are very independent.

00. Tapu Sahar

TBD Tapu Sahar / Myagdi Island

its own hangate

01. Sinja

Hangate: Sinja

Hangunma of Sinja: Manisha Basnet

Settled: TBD

Population: 4.5 million

Historical Gun: Nine Khas Gun

Primary Culture: Khas

Primary Religion: Mastoism of Oelasthiriasi Protacism

Major Company: TBD

Sinja is the capital and the largest city of the Hangate of Sinja. The name of the city is derived from the archaeological site of Sinja Valley. The city has a population of 4.5 million.

Sinja was founded in TBD BC times by the Yaxa Civilization. The city grew as the capital of various political entities such as the Western Hangate and the Hangate of Sinja. During medieval times, the city was a major trade hub in the Isles. Still today, it is a center for tea, coffee and floral industry. The city lies in southwestern Magarat.

Home to thousands of Magarati businesses and over 100 major international companies and organizations, including the TBDLeague Environment Program? (TBD?), Sinja is an established hub for business and culture. It also has the Sinja Valley Park.

History

TBD

02. New Libang

Hangate: Western Hangate

Hangun of New Libang: Kabir Balali

Settled: 1066

Population: 1.8 million

Historical Gun: Four Kham Gun

Primary Culture: Kham (Western Kirati)

Primary Religion: Christianity (Church of Almorea, Nyssic Church, San Jimenez Catholic Church, San Montagnan Catholic Church, Segentovan Reformed Church and Whindism), Buddhism, Oelasthiriasi Protacism

Major Company: TBD

New Libang is the capital of the Western Hangate. The historical city of Liba Hang has been divided between the Central Canal Authority (Old Libang) and Magarat (New Libang). Its population is around 1 million. New Libang is the administrative capital of Union of Argean Football Associations and TBDorganizations.

The earliest historical references to Liba Hang date to the 11th century (1066), when it was noted by contemporary sources such as Bhai Bhalanja the Bear (the man who invaded Townside with 12 nomadic clans) as the only Christian city in northern Magarat. Between the 13th and the 16th Century, it became the capital of the Khas-Kirat Empire several times.

After mid-16th Century, it was the capital of the historical Christian state of Liba Hangate. From 1918 to 1928, Liba Hang became the capital of the Magarati Dominion under Noronican crown and was called "Libang" by Nyssic administrators. During the Imperial War period, the city was the capital of the Empire of Magarat and thus became a major target for Free Powers bombing raids. Most of the city was destroyed after TBDBattle (TBDdate). After the Imperial War, the city was rebuilt and its Magarati part became "New Libang" and the areas transferred to the CCA by Free Powers came to be known as "Old Libang". In TBDdate, New Libang hosted the TBDsportsevent.

History

TBD

03. Thar City (Warning: Active War Zone)

Hangate: Ipachi State

Hangunma of Thar City: TBD

Settled: 1821

Population: 1.7 million

Historical Gun: Marubhumi Gun

Primary Culture: Tharu (Argean Ipachi)

Primary Religion: Buddhism, Oelasthiriasi Protacism

Major Company: TBD

Thar City is a city in the disputed Ipachi State, which the Magarati government considers one of its 8 hangates while Razzgriz and her allies recognize it as an independent nation.

Thar City was founded in 1821 as a fortress city in the middle of the deserted Marubhumi region by Tharu clan leaders to defend against frequent invasions from both the Hangate of Chatha and San Montagna. The city is currently an active war zone and experiences frequent attacks from Catholic Chathese insurgents seeking Chathese unification, the Islamic State of Marubhumi and various other groups that the Magarati government considers to be part of "SHOCK". Clan wars are also extremely common and the Armed Police Force of Magarat and various foreign nations such as TBD maintain heavy presence in the city.

Thar City has two airports: the Marubhumi International Airport and the Thar City Airport. Several cultural institutions of the Tharu people are located in Thar City; including the Marubhumi Museum, the Kochila Tharu Museum, the University of Thar City (UTC) and the Marubhumi University of Science and Technology (MUST).

History

TBD

04. New Forest

its own hangate

TBD Sanaa

05. Temal

Hangate: Eastern Hangate

Hangunma of Thar City: Lhamo Mikchan

Settled: TBD

Population: 1.3 million

Historical Gun: Tamang Cavalry

Primary Culture: Tamang (Western Kirati)

Primary Religion: Buddhism

Major Company: TBD

Temal is the largest city of the Eastern Hangate with about 1.3 million inhabitants and its cultural, economic and political center.

Temal is one of the largest Buddhist-majority cities in the Isles. Temal is host to many major international organizations, including the TBD. The city is located in the eastern coast of Magarat. The city center has been designated an ACESTI Heritage Site (??). Additionally to being known as the "City of Magarati Music" due to its musical legacy as the home of various Magarati musicians, seevral Khas-Kirati musical instruments, folk songs such as the Tamang Selo, Tam-pop in modern times and due to the fact that most of "Magarati songs and music videos" are produced in this city. Temal's ancestral roots lie in early Argean Ipachi, Ancient Roendavarian and Khas-Kirati settlements. The historic center of Temal is rich in architectural ensembles and includes many palaces, gardens, grand buildings, monuments and parks.

Temal is known for its high quality of life. TBDorganization ranked it as one of the most livable cities in the Isles. Temal regularly hosts urban planning conferences and is often used as a case study by urban planners. Temal is a prime destination for international congresses and conventions. It attracts over 6 million tourists every year.

History

TBD

06. Khotehang (Warning: Active War Zone)

Hangate: Eastern Hangate

Hangun of Khotehang: Mang Mewahang

Settled: 1040

Population: 620K

Historical Gun: Majh Kirat Gun

Primary Culture: Kirat-Rai (Eastern Kirati)

Primary Religion: Yumaism of Oelasthiriasi Protacism

Major Company: TBD

Khotehang is the second most populous city of the Eastern Hangate. The hangunate of Khotehang has a population of over 620,000.

For much of history, the area was part of various historical entities such as the Mahakirat Hangate, the Eastern Hangate or various smaller Eastern Kirati hangates. Khotehang was founded as a city in the year 1040 by TBDhistoricalfigure.

Khotehang is part of "Magarati Khumbuwan" (the so-called Khumbuwan region includes areas in northern Magarat, most of southern CCA and even some parts of Segentova) and an active warzone due to the Khumbuwani Insurgency. Other than being a hotspot for terror attacks, the city is also a hub for human trafficking (with most victims being Iza women from Corindia) and illegal drug trade. International criminal organizations such as TBD are active in the city while the Armed Police Force of Magarat and various foreign nations such as TBD maintain heavy presence in the city to combat terrorism and organized crime.

Khotehang has been ranked one of the worst cities to live in the Isles for several years. Despite this, Khotehang's population has been increasing at record rates since the early 2000s due to illegal migration. More than 25% of the total population of this city are believed to be illegal immigrants (most of them victims of human trafficking).

History

TBD

07. Ghan Pokhara

Hangate: Western Hangate

Hangunma of Ghan Pokhara: TBD

Settled: 1820s

Population: 520K

Historical Gun: Nine Gyarong Gun

Primary Culture: Tamu (Western Kirati)

Primary Religion: Buddhism, Oelasthiriasi Protacism

Major Company: TBD

Ghan Pokhara is the second largest city in the Western Hangate after New Libang. It has a population of over 520,000. The city is located on the western Magarati coastline. It is one of the fastest growing cities in Magarat.

Ghan Pokhara was founded in the 1820s as an offshoot of the historical Ghale Gaun of the powerful Ghale clan. The Ghales invited other Tamu clans to settle in their land and introduced a system where immigrant families were adopted by Tamu clans; leading to rapid population growth. It was ranked among the best cities to live in the Isles by TBDorganizatons. Ghan Pokhara accommodates Academy City, an area devoted to research and education with some of the best schools in the Isles; Ghale Medical City, administrative area of medical care which includes Ghale General Hospital, Ghale Heart Hospital, Ghale Maternity Hospital and Tamuwan Rehabilitation Institute as well as a number of specialty clinics and support infrastructure. Finally, it also includes the Sports Zone, an international sports destination that includes Ghan Pokhara Stadium, Union of Argean Football Associations Stadium and the Ghale Aquatic Center.

Ghan Pokhara has been selected as host city of a number of sporting events, including TBDgames.

History

TBD

08. Myanglung

Hangate: Eastern Hangate

Hangun of Myanglung: TBD

Settled: 1680s

Population: 380K

Historical Gun: Yakthung Thibon

Primary Culture: Kirat-Limbu (Eastern Kirati)

Primary Religion: Yumaism of Oelasthiriasi Protacism

Major Company: TBD

Myanglung is the capital of Eastern Hangate. It has a population of around 380,000.

History

TBD

09. Kumaltar

Hangate: Western Hangate

Hangunma of Kumaltar: TBD

Settled: 1950s

Population: 120K

Historical Gun: Same Gun

Primary Culture: Kumal (Western Kirati)

Primary Religion: Christianity (Church of Almorea), Same Sect of Oelasthiriasi Protacism

Major Company: TBD

Kumaltar is a city in the Western Hangate, with a population of over 120,000. The modern city of Kumaltar was founded in 1950s by Almorean Kumals (a Western Kirati people), who were "encouraged" to migrate to Magarat by the Almorean government in the aftermath of the Imperial War (by the year 1960, only around 3,000 Kumals still remained in Almorea). As one of the Free Powers nations occupying Magarat in the post-Imperial War period, Almorea stationed her soldiers in the area and many of them choose to settle down in Kumaltar with their Almorean Nyssic families.

History

TBD

10. Bhujel Gaun

Hangate: Western Hangate

Hangun of Bhujel Gaun: TBD

Settled: 1820s

Population: 110K

Historical Gun: Fhoro Gun

Primary Culture: Bhujel (Western Kirati)

Primary Religion: Five Elements Sect of Oelasthiriasi Protacism

Major Company: TBD

Bhujel Gaun is a city in the Western Hangate. It is located on the northwestern coastlie of Magarat. The city has a population of approximately 110,000 inhabitants.

Bhujel is the official language of the city but Nyssic and Doman are used as a language of wider communication; just like other places in Magarat.

History

TBD

11. Kamatpur (Warning: Active War Zone)

Hangate: Ipachi State

Hangunma of Kamatpur: Madhavi Rajbanshi

Settled: 1770s

Population: 3.3 million

Historical Gun: Koch Gun

Primary Culture: Rajbanshi (Argean Ipachi)

Primary Religion: Sotar Sect of Oelasthiriasi Protacism

Major Company: TBD

Kamatpur is the largest city of the disputed Ipachi State, which the Magarati government considers one of its 8 hangates while Razzgriz and her allies recognize it as an independent nation. The population of Kamatpur is 3.3 million, which includes the Rajbanshi people various other ethnic groups (mostly Khas-Kirati or Argean Ipachi) of the Koch plains. Kamatpur serves as a political, cultural and economical center of the Ipachi State.

Kamatpur is located in the fertile Koch plains, which is also known as the "Granary of Magarat" for being the most (and one of the few) arable areas in the region. The city has been part of the various political entities such as the Jaring tribal confederation of the Three Star Ipachis, the Ancient Roendavarian colony of Corinthus Vendriothos, the Santhal-led Greater Ipachi Hangate and the Great Ipachi Hangate of Razzgriz-origin, San Montagna, the Santhal-led Hangate of Jaring, the Rajbanshi-led Koch Hangate, the Magarati Dominion under Noronican crown and the Empire of Magarat during the Imperial War period to name a few notable ones until the formation of the Ipachi State in 1949. The current Hangunma of Kamatpur, Madhavi Rajbanshi, was appointed by the Magarati federation but the city is de facto run by a council of tribal elders affiliated with the Ipachi State and the government of Razzgriz. Kamatpur officially became the capital of the Koch Hangate in 1770s and this decade is counted as the establishment of the city even though its history is much more ancient.

As a part of the disputed Ipachi State, the city is an active war zone and conflict between tribes affiliated who consider Ipachi State an independent country and armed outfits who pledged their allegiance to the Magarati federation has destroyed much of the city; resulting in many casualties.

Due to its long history, Kamatpur is known for its gardens, markets and palaces and well known examples being the Gardens of Aklia and the Golden Library (which more of a palace) of Kamatpur. Despite the ongoing fighting between tribes loyal to an independent Ipachi State and pro-Magarat groups, and add to that the presence of fighters from various Catholic Chathese outfits and the Islamic State of Koch; the city continues to develop due to its large population.

History

TBD

12. Tengboche

Hangate: Eastern Hangate

Hangun of Tengboche: Wangyag Wangchuk

Settled: 11th Century

Population: 110K

Historical Gun: Chuli Gun

Primary Culture: Chuli (Northern Kirati)

Primary Religion: Buddhism

Major Company: TBD

Tengboche is a city in the Eastern Hangate.

Located in the snow-capped Chuli Mountain Range, the city is famous as a skiing center.

History

TBD

13. Dukuchhap

Hangate: Eastern Hangate

Hangunma of Dukuchhap: TBD

Settled: TBD

Population: 84K

Historical Gun: Kaini Gun

Primary Culture: Danuwar (Eastern Kirati)

Primary Religion: Yumaism Sect of Oelasthiriasi Protacism

Major Company: TBD

Dukuchhap, also called just Duku, is a city in the Eastern Hangate. It is located on the northeast coastline of Magarat.

The city has a population of 84,000.

The city has a thriving arts and performance scene, with a growing reputation as the fashion capital of both Eastern Hangate and the Magarati federation.

History

TBD

14. Fishing City (Warning: Active War Zone)

Hangate: Ipachi State

Hangun of Fishing City: TBD

Settled: TBD

Population: 83K

Historical Gun: Majhi Gun

Primary Culture: Majhi (Argean Ipachi)

Primary Religion: Sotar Sect of Oelasthiriasi Protacism

Major Company: TBD

Fishing City is a city in the disputed Ipachi State, which the Magarati government considers one of its 8 hangates while Razzgriz and her allies recognize it as an independent nation. Situated on southeastern coast of Magarat, it has a population of 83,000 people. The city is served by Fishing City Airport and the seaport of Majhi Point.

The airport area to the east of Fishing City was the site of a battle between the Empire of Magarat and Free Powers nations such as TBD during the Imperial War, the TBD Battle of 194?, from which TBD emerged victorious. After the most of the Majhi clans officially pledged their allegiance to the Ipachi State in 1952 instead of the Magarati federation, the town began to develop and grow in population as displaced Ipachis from all over the Isles started migrating into the city. However, since the late 1990s, Fishing City has suffered a turbulent history of clan wars as pro-Magarat Majhi clans fight against other Majhi clans loyal to the disputed Ipachi State.

After pro-Magarat Majhi groups assassinated several diplomats from Razzgriz, the latter deployed its troops (at the request of the Ipachi State) to restore order.

Fishing City houses institutions such as Fishing City College of Higher Education (FCC), International School of Fishing City (ISFC), University of Fishing City (UFC), Majhi Museum and Fishing Market.

Fishing City's residents are predominantly Sotar Sect of Oelasthiriasi Protacism.

History

TBD

15. Shakti Khor (Warning: Active War Zone)

Hangate: Ipachi State

Hangunma of Shakti Khor: Carlina Chepang

Settled: 18th Century

Population: 680K

Historical Gun: Gaidu Guard

Primary Culture: Chepang (Western Kirati)

Primary Religion: Christianity (Chepang Catholic Church and San Montagnan Catholicism)

Major Company: TBD

Shakti Khor is a city in the disputed Ipachi State, which the Magarati government considers one of its 8 hangates while Razzgriz and her allies recognize it as an independent nation.

Established as a fortress city after the Hangate of Chatha came under frequent invasions from either other Khas-Kirati or Argean Ipachi hangates or San Montagna, Shakti Khor became central to economic, financial, industrial, maritime, political and cultural life for the Chepang people (a Western Kirati group).

In the aftermath of the Imperial War, South Chatha was annexed by the San Montagnans while the self-proclaimed independent Ipachi State took over North Chatha territories including Shakti Khor. The 30th Parallel War between the San Montagnans and the Ipachi State ended in a stalemate and the international community recognized the 30th Parallel North Line as the border between San Montagna and Magarat. Neither the Magarati federation nor the Ipachi State recognize the 30th Parallel North and consider most of northern San Montagna to be their rightful territories. The predominately Catholic Chepangs in Ipachi State-occupied North Chatha then declared rebellion against both the semi-recognized Ipachi State and the Magarati federation. And thus, the city has been an active warzone and volunteers from San Montagnan Chatha (alleged to be funded by San Montagna and Miklania) arrive in Shakti Khor at large numbers to fight in the conflict.

Despite the city officially having been established in the 18th Century, the area has much more ancient history. The city has many Argean Ipachi, Ancient Roendavarian and Khas-Kirati (specifically Chepang) monuments. Shakti Khor is home to TBD ACESTI Heritage Sites, the Citadel of Aragonus the Great and the medieval Mandali Church. Other landmarks include the Shakti Khor Library, the University of Shakti Khor (USK) and the Academy of Shakti Khor (ASK). Shakti Khor is also home to several museums and cultural institutions, such as the Museum of Chatha, the Citadel of Aragonus Museum, the Museum of Chathaese Art, the Chepang Museum and the Chepang Catholic Church Museum.

History

TBD

16. Khiji

Hangate: Eastern Hangate

Hangun of Khiji: Anjiri Sunuwar

Settled: TBD

Population: 55K

Historical Gun: Wallo Kirat Gun

Primary Culture: Sunuwar (Eastern Kirati)

Primary Religion: Yumaism of Oelasthiriasi Protacism, Buddhism

Major Company: TBD

Khiji is a city in the Eastern Hangate. It is located on the northeastern coastline of Magarat.

History

TBD

17. Star City

Hangate: Ipachi State

Hangunma of Star City: TBD

Settled: 1950

Population: 2.7 million

Historical Gun: Satar Gun

Primary Culture: Santhal (Argean Ipachi)

Primary Religion: Sotar Sect of Oelasthiriasi Protacism, Christianity (Church of Almorea, Nyssic Church, San Jimenez Catholic Church, San Montagnan Catholic Church, Segentovan Reformed Church and Whindism)

Major Company: TBD

Star City is the capital of the disputed Ipachi State, which the Magarati government considers one of its 8 hangates while Razzgriz and her allies recognize it as an independent nation. The city is located at the southeastern coastline of the Magarat region. It was officially founded on 1950 as the capital of the semi-recognized Ipachi State; although the area has a much more ancient history as traditional homeland of the Santhal people and other Argean Ipachi tribes. Star City is the Ipachi State's second-most populous city after Kamatpur.

The landscape architect was TBDRazzgrizarchitect. The city's design divides it into numbered blocks as well as sectors for specified activities such as the Hotel Sector, the Banking Sector and the Embassy Sector. Star City was inscribed as an ACESTI Heritage Site? due to its modernist architecture and uniquely artistic urban planning.

All three branches of the semi-recognized Ipachi State's federal government are centered in the city: executive, legislative and judiciary. Star City also hosts foreign embassies of Razzgriz and TBDnations that recognize the Ipachi State as an independent nation. The city's international airport connects it to all other major Ipachi State cities and a few international destinations. It was one of the main host cities of TBD events.

History

TBD

18. Jharsuguda

Hangate: Ipachi State

Hangun of Jharsuguda: TBD

Settled: 1950

Population: 37K

Historical Gun: Oraon Gun

Primary Culture: Jhangad (Argean Ipachi)

Primary Religion: Sotar Sect of Oelasthiriasi Protacism, Christianity (Church of Almorea, Nyssic Church, San Jimenez Catholic Church, San Montagnan Catholic Church, Segentovan Reformed Church and Whindism)

Major Company: TBD

Jharsuguda is a city in the disputed Ipachi State, which the Magarati government considers one of its 8 hangates while Razzgriz and her allies recognize it as an independent nation. It is located on the southeastern coastline of Magarat.

The city has a population of around 37,000.

History

TBD

19. Thami Chagu

Hangate: Eastern Hangate

Hangunma of Thami Chagu: TBD

Settled: TBD

Population: 28K

Historical Gun: Thangmi Gun

Primary Culture: Thami (Southern Kirati)

Primary Religion: Buddhism, Christianity (Church of Almorea, Nyssic Church, San Jimenez Catholic Church, San Montagnan Catholic Church, Segentovan Reformed Church and Whindism)

Major Company: TBD

Thami Chagu is a city in the Eastern Hangate. The city has a population of around 28,000.

History

TBD

20. Damak

Hangate: Eastern Hangate

Hangun of Damak: Labherik Dhimal

Settled: 2,000 years ago

Population: 26K

Historical Gun: Damak Gun

Primary Culture: Dhimal (Eastern Kirati)

Primary Religion: Yumaism Sect of Oelasthiriasi Protacism

Major Company: TBD

Damak is a city in the Eastern Hangate.

Damak has been inhabited by humans for at least 2,000 years and is considered one of the oldest cities in Magarat. It currently has a population of 26,000 people.

Damak has a port, shopping district and various hotels. It also has the Damak Airport with scheduled flights to domestic destinations around the Magarati federation and is a famous tourist spot.

History

TBD

21. Tin Thum Yakkhalen

Hangate: Eastern Hangate

Hangunma of Tin Thum Yakkhalen: Muksam Hangbang

Settled: TBD

Population: 24K

Historical Gun: Pallo Kirat Gun

Primary Culture: Dhimal (Eastern Kirati)

Primary Religion: Yumaism Sect of Oelasthiriasi Protacism

Major Company: TBD

Tin Thum Yakkhalen is a city in the Eastern Hangate. While historically a town of the Yakhha people (most of whom migrated to Aprosia/New Aapelistan where they established their own hangate), non Khas-Kiratis such as the Iza people (most of whom were trafficked from Corindia to CCA and then into "Khumbuwani Magarat") constituted a majority of Tin Thum Yakkhalen's 24,000 residents with Yakkhas making up a significant minority.

History

TBD

22. Damauli

Hangate: Western Hangate

Hangun of Damauli: TBD

Settled: 1660s

Population: 16K

Historical Gun: Dharo Gun

Primary Culture: Darai (Western Kirati)

Primary Religion: Oelasthiriasi Protacism

Major Company: TBD

Damauli is a town in the Western Hangate. Founded officially as a fishing town around the 1660s, the place was named "Dubouli" (as in "Of Drowning") for many of its residents drowned in the Karnali Sea. Some local legends claim the drownings happened due to a sea monster while others say that the area was a safe haven for Doman pirates, employed by various Khas-Kirati hangates against each other, who would throw their enemies into the sea and drown them till their death. The area was first inhabited by Argean Ipachi tribes including the "Ancient Darai", who were eventually assimilated by Khas-Kiratis. In medieval times, Western Kirati clans and Khas settlers migrating to Domanania and Ioudaia started using the name Darai (which means "Strongmen" in most Khas-Kirati languages since the Ancient Darai Ipachis were fearsome warriors) to distinguish themselves from other Khas-Kirati peoples. These migrants often started their voyage from the fishing town of Dubouli. Under the Magarati Domionion ruled by the Noronican crown, the name Dubouli became modern Damauli. The town has a population of around 16,000. Hundreds of ferries and yachts pass by the town each week.

The town is known for its Doman architecture, building structure and a history tied to Domanania and Doman pirates that worked for various Khas-Kirati hangates. Dozens of streets and places throughout the town have Doman names. Doman pirates such as TBD spent much of their terrestrial life on Damauli. TBDDomanPirate's Castle, built in the TBDth Century, is a major tourist attaractin. Another popular tourist attraction is Fort Darai.

History

TBD

23. Thak-sat-se

Hangate: Western Hangate

Hangunma of Thak-sat-se: Sarita Jwarchan

Settled: TBD

Population: 13K

Historical Gun: Four Thakali Gun

Primary Culture: Thakali (Western Kirati)

Primary Religion: Buddhism

Major Company: TBD

Thak-sat-se is a city in the Eastern Hangate with a population of around 13,000. It is a small and compact urban settlement in the Thak Khola region and surrounded by the Karnali Sea and the Tukuche Mountains.

It is on the western Magarati coastline and has a combination of Buddhist and Noronican architecture.

Thak-sat-se's exports include apples, carpets, flowers, Magarati lokta paper, salt and tea. Local education institutions are Bhikkhu University, Sherchan University, Thak Khola University, Thak-sat-se University and Western Hangate University.

History

TBD

24. Khani

Hangate: Western Hangate

Hangun of Khani: TBD

Settled: TBD

Population: 11K

Historical Gun: Iron Gun

Primary Culture: Chhantyal (Western Kirati)

Primary Religion: Oelasthiriasi Protacism, Buddhism

Major Company: TBD

Khani is a city in the Western Hangate with a population of around 11,000. Since it is the homeland of the Chhantyals (a Western Kirati tribe), many tourists from Townside (a Chhantyal-majority nation) visit Khani. The city lies on the western Magarati coastline.

History

TBD

25. Helambu

Hangate: Eastern Hangate

Hangunma of Helambu: Karma Lhalungpa

Settled: 1950

Population: 10K

Historical Gun: Kagate Gun

Primary Culture: Hyolmo (Northern Kirati)

Primary Religion: Buddhism

Major Company: TBD

Helambu is a city in the Eastern Hangate. Its population is around 10,000. While the area has a much more ancient history, it was officially founded in 1950 after the Imperial War ended.

History

TBD

26. Boat City

Hangate: Ipachi State

Hangun of Boat City: Anil Bote

Settled: 1990s

Population: 10K

Historical Gun: Bote Gun

Primary Culture: Bote (Argean Ipachi)

Primary Religion: Oelasthiriasi Protacism

Major Company: TBD

Boat City is a city in the disputed Ipachi State, which the Magarati government considers one of its 8 hangates while Razzgriz and her allies recognize it as an independent nation. It is in the southern part on the western Magarati coastline. The city has a population of around 10,000 people.

Although the area has a much more ancient history, it was officially founded in 1990s as "Boat City" by the Argean Ipachi Bote tribe after their homeland in South Chatha was taken over by the San Montagnans in the aftermath of the Imperial War. Facing persecution from the San Montagnans and the Catholic Chepangs of Chatha, many Botes and other Argean Ipachis fled north to areas under the control of the semi-recognized Ipachi State. The 30th Parallel War between the Ipachi State and San Montagna resulted in the international community recognizing the 30th Parallel North Line as the border between the two; which both the Ipachi State and the Magarati federation refuse to recognize as the actual border. After the 30th Parallel War, the Magarati federation appoints the officials for Boat City, such as the current hangun Anil Bote, even though a tribal council of Bote elders loyal to the Ipachi State run the place. As a relatively peaceful fishing town, it is one of the few places in the war-torn Ipachi State where both San Montagnans and citizens of the Magarati federation can visit without any problems.

History

TBD

27. Takukot

Hangate: Western Hangate

Hangunma of Takukot: Didi Baram

Settled: TBD

Population: 81K

Historical Gun: Balkura Gun

Primary Culture: Baram (Southern Kirati)

Primary Religion: Oelasthiriasi Protacism

Major Company: TBD

Takukot is a city in the Western Hangate located on the western Magarati coastline.

History

TBD

28. Jiri

Hangate: Eastern Hangate

Hangun of Jiri: Lhakpa Jirel

Settled: 1560s

Population: 5K

Historical Gun: Jirel Vanguard

Primary Culture: Jirel (Northern Kirati)

Primary Religion: Buddhism, Yumaism Sect of Oelasthiriasi Protacism, Christianity (Church of Almorea, Nyssic Church, San Jimenez Catholic Church, San Montagnan Catholic Church, Segentovan Reformed Church and Whindism), Islam

Major Company: TBD

Jiri is a town in the Eastern Hangate. Located in the northeastern Magarati coastline, its population is around 5,000.

Jiri's 16th-century buildings were constructed by the Xiangu clan TBD stuff. The city was named TBD Jirels being Tax Officers of Khas-Kirat Empire TBD. The city has elements of Buddhist, Xiangu and Noronican architecture; though the Imperial War left major scars on the city, particularly with the destruction of the Xiangu Hangate Opera House. The city was officially recognized as an ACESTI Heritage Site?

The city is noted for its fortifications along with the beauty of its palaces, gardens and temples of almost all known Isles religions.

History

TBD

29. Duradanda

Hangate: Western Hangate

Hangunma of Duradanda: TBD

Settled: TBD

Population: 5K

Historical Gun: Dura Gun

Primary Culture: Dura (Western Kirati)

Primary Religion: Buddhism, Oelasthiriasi Protacism

Major Company: TBD

Duradanda is a town in the Western Hangate.

History

TBD

30. Mechia

Hangate: Eastern Hangate

Hangun of Mechia: Dawud Meche

Settled: TBD

Population: 48K

Historical Gun: Mechel Gun

Primary Culture: Meche (Eastern Kirati)

Primary Religion: Yumaism Sect of Oelasthiriasi Protacism, Christianity (Church of Almorea, Nyssic Church, San Jimenez Catholic Church, San Montagnan Catholic Church, Segentovan Reformed Church and Whindism)

Major Company: TBD

Mechia is a city in the Eastern Hangate. Mechia's population is around 48,000.

The current hangun, Dawud Mechia, is the city's first Muslim mayor.

History

TBD

31. Dolpo

Hangate: Eastern Hangate

Hangunma of Dolpo: Tara Dolpo

Settled: 4th Century

Population: 4K

Historical Gun: Dhol-wa Gun

Primary Culture: Dolpo (Northern Kirati)

Primary Religion: Buddhism

Major Company: TBD

Dolpo is a town in the Eastern Hangate. The town has a population of around 4,000.

History

TBD

32. Byans

Hangate: Sinja

Hangun of Byans: TBD

Settled: 1680s

Population: 3K

Historical Gun: Sauka Gun

Primary Culture: Byansi (Northern Kirati)

Primary Religion: Oelasthiriasi Protacism, Buddhism

Major Company: TBD

Mechia is a town in the Hangate of Sinja.

History

TBD

33. Dalingkot

Hangate: Eastern Hangate

Hangunma of Dalingkot: TBD

Settled: TBD

Population: 3K

Historical Gun: Rongkup Gun

Primary Culture: Lepcha (Northern Kirati)

Primary Religion: Oelasthiriasi Protacism, Buddhism

Major Company: TBD

Dalingkot is a town in the Eastern Hangate. It is located on the northeastern Magarati coastline.

Dalingkot has a population of around 3,000.

History

TBD

34. Thangmuchhyi

Hangate: Eastern Hangate

Hangun of Thangmuchhyi: TBD

Settled: 1880s

Population: 1K

Historical Gun: Shingsaba Gun

Primary Culture: Lhomi (Northern Kirati)

Primary Religion: Buddhism

Major Company: TBD

Thangmuchhyi is a town in the Eastern Hangate. Although its official name is Thangmuchhyi, many maps simply label it as Chepuwa (which means "Clamping" in various Khas-Kirati languages).

Around 1,000 people live in Thangmuchhyi. There is a small harbor which serves tourists with yachts. It is possible to carry out recreational diving at the settlement's beach.

History

TBD

35. Olangchung Gola

Hangate: Eastern Hangate

Hangunma of Olangchung Gola: TBD

Settled: TBD

Population: 1K

Historical Gun: Holung Gun

Primary Culture: Walung (Northern Kirati)

Primary Religion: Buddhism

Major Company: TBD

Olangchung Gola is a town in the Eastern Hangate. It has around 1,000 inhabitants.

History

TBD

36. Kulmor

Hangate: Ipachi State

Hangun of Kulmor: TBD

Settled: TBD

Population: 2K

Historical Gun: Mihaq Gun

Primary Culture: Kusunda (Argean Ipachi)

Primary Religion: Oelasthiriasi Protacism, Buddhism

Major Company: TBD

Kulmor is a town in the disputed Ipachi State, which the Magarati government considers one of its 8 hangates while Razzgriz and her allies recognize it as an independent nation. It has a population of around 2,000.

History

TBD

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The Aprosia of New Aapelistan

Aromea wrote:Eh, You guys have plenty of other nations to "liberate" for oil, loosing 1 company makes no difference.

Except if that one company has such an important role in the economy.

We Finns still remember when Nokia fu*ked up...

The Republic of Shanzie

Wellsia wrote:Iím curious, if Trump runs in four years as a Democrat, which he was till about 6 years ago, will he be just as hated.

Um yes. Wtf. Thats a dumb question. This is a man who incited a violent attack on our capitol, attempted to blackmail a foreign government for information on a political opponent, has lied and sowed distrust in our election system, tested our democracy at every step of the way, and allowed 400,000 Americans to die in the process. Hes lied about this virus, he's failed to govern when we needed, and he has actively worked to overthrow the elected government of the United States. This is not about party affiliation. This is about the integrity of our nations government and the literal lives of our people.

Also, trump doesn't care about party affiliation. He has no true ideology. He does whatever will get him elected.

Edit: the fact that Republicans i talk to think affiliation is the issue and not who trump is and what his base is is just incredibly frightening.

The Republic of Shanzie

Aromea wrote:Trump is a f*****g lunatic, the very fact that he would even be allowed to run for president after all of the damage he has done not only to the USA but to The World as a whole just shows how low the Western Powers and Democracy have fallen. The old saying "Too much Freedom is bad for Freedom itself." is proving itself correct.

The damage Trump has done:
- Corrosion of diplomatic relations between the USA and Europe;
- Dividing the American population in 2 camps thus making the USA the most disunited it has been since the American Civil War;
- Cutting funds from the WHO in the middle of a Pandemic that is as bad if not worse than the Spanish Flu Pandemic;
- Allowing 25.000.000 of his own people to be infected by COVID-19;
- Allowing 415.000 of his own people to die from COVID-19;
- Refusing to listen to the experts on the matter of pandemics;
- Encouraging terrorists to storm the Capitol and kill 5 people;
- Intensifying the racial tensions to a breaking point.

If Trump by some miracle runs for office again and wins, someone will assassinate him. And that someone instead of getting hanged will be hailed as a hero.

Trump isn't a case of too much freedom and I will defend our ability to choose bad leaders as much as I would our ability to choose good ones.

The Blue Islands of Corindia

I've audited my discretionary spending from last year and it appears I spent over a hundred dollars on stamps

The International Organisation of The League of TWI

Voting for Resolution No. 21 has now begun in the League. All League members must vote on or before January 28, 2021.

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The Shrimp Queen of Shidei

Corindia wrote:I've audited my discretionary spending from last year and it appears I spent over a hundred dollars on stamps

imagine how many new kinds of fish food that could buy

The Federal Union of Almorea

In Almorea, citizens purchase health insurance through private corporations. There is no universal healthcare system, or national public health insurance program. Almorea has over 350 private insurance companies which provide differing levels of health coverage to the public. Almorean citizens rely on private medical providers, usually hospitals and clinics run by corporations or trusts, for their health needs.

The logo of the HGFA, the agency offering Health Aid

HGFA and Health Aid

The Department of Public Assistance, the largest agency of the Almorean government that handles the federal welfare net, is responsible for the majority of federal engagement with private healthcare markets.

Despite the lack of a national healthcare system, Almorea does provide financial aid to its citizens in need of healthcare. The Healthcare General Financing Administration (HGFA) offers plans which deduct payroll tax to pay the costs of personal healthcare, and also offers "health aid" payments to low-income holders of private insurance under the National Health Aid Program. In 2020, the HGFA was spending $19.6 billion annually, making it a bigger budget item than the Army and Navy combined. The price of Health Aid payments in the same year was over $15 billion.

An Almorean citizen who wants to receive Health Aid payments will apply online or by mail to the HGFA; there are also health insurance centers located in some Almorean towns, staffed by DPA clerks. A questionnaire will then be completed, requiring the applicant's tax and insurance information, address, and Citizen ID Number. Once this information is processed, the HGFA will begin providing Health Aid to the recipient by setting up an account and depositing money every two months. The account can only be accessed by the recipient's primary medical provider. For someone in a low-level tax bracket, with expensive private insurance, the typical Health Aid payment would be $1,100 bi-monthly, but recipients can request a lump sum of all the money due to them that year (in this case, $6,600) in case of a medical emergency. This is often not enough to cover a large hospital bill, but would suffice for an emergency room visit.

Through its Payroll Insurance program, the HGFA offers three plans that deduct a varying amount of payroll tax, Plan T (5%), Plan V (8%), and Plan Y (11%), which is then placed in an account and can be withdrawn tax-free by the PI recipient when they incur medical expenses. If the money is withdrawn for non-medical purposes, there will be a significant tax penalty imposed, similar to federal college savings plans.

The price of private health insurance in Almorea is regulated by a number of laws, notably the Private Markets Price Control Act (PMPCA). The PMPCA establishes price ceilings for all types of health insurance, calculated based on the recipientís tax information, ensuring that private insurers will not overcharge the Health Aid program by setting their prices too high.

DPSC

The Drug Pricing Stabilization Corporation (DPSC), colloquially pronounced "deepsick", is a public-private insurer whose board is controlled by the Almorean government. It ensures the stability of Almorean drug prices by covering a portion of the price of some pharmaceuticals, thereby providing insurance against rising costs for consumers. The recipient of DPSC insurance will then purchase the drug through a government portal. The DPSC receives $1.4 billion in taxpayer money annually, and is also funded by a myriad of different shareholders. The DPSC covers certain pharmaceutical drugs which the Health Aid program does not, and can also help low-income families pay for extended chemotherapy treatments, among other things.

Recipients of DPSC insurance do not pay any annual fee, as many of the corporation's functions are funded by public money, but DPSC's shareholders are allowed to take a cut of the profits from the sale of the reduced-cost pharmaceutical to the recipient. Because DPSC's board is state-controlled, this means that, while the Almorean government is paying some of the cost of pharmaceuticals, it is also making some money back off the distribution of these drugs to the public.

There is little legislation in Almorea that regulates the price of prescription drugs, necessitating the existence of the awkward and inefficient DPSC, which has been accused of serving the interests of corporations and government officials rather than the true needs of the public.

Problems and criticism

The complex Almorean healthcare system, which sees the federal government paying a mixed portion of the costs of private healthcare, and with little guarantee of quality, has proven increasingly controversial in recent years. Almorean healthcare is prone to corruption, with medical malpractice overlooked in exchange for rich bribes paid to government inspectors, and hospitals charging exorbitant medical fees with little pushback from the judicial system. The average hospital bill in Almorea is $60,000. Many hospitals will charge hundreds of dollars for simple items such as bandages and cough syrup. Some small medical clinics, operating in rural areas, will entrap poor people by charging them large fees and then suing them in debtors' courts for not paying.

Healthcare quality and safety regulations are maintained by the Healthcare Standards Administration, a component of the NPHS, but provincial governments handle the majority of regulatory enforcement with varying degrees of success. The HSA is empowered to act as a health ombudsman for the Almorean public, suing private healthcare providers in class action lawsuits on behalf of injured plaintiffs. In reality, powerful pharmaceutical and medical lobbies in Congress restrict the HSA from doing too much damage to corporate interests.

Some in Almorea have called for the abolition of the Healthcare General Financing Administration and the creation of a universal healthcare system, covering all Almoreans equally and funded by a large increase in taxation. However, given that this plan would require a significant restructuring of the Almorean bureaucracy and tax code, and has often been derided as socialist, the debate over healthcare is lively and argumentative. Critics argue that, because the Department of Public Assistance already consumes over $50 billion annually, swelling its liabilities even further would only lead to massive budget deficits, regardless of any tax increase.

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The Blue Islands of Corindia

Shidei wrote:imagine how many new kinds of fish food that could buy

that only accounted for like 15 dollars, not counting vegetables the snails got

The NationStates Zombie Holy Red of New Jacobland

Hospitaller West Indies wrote:Are you implying your navy will be able to compete with my nationís pirates/privateers?

Hello, new neighbour!

STAY AWAY FROM MY TRADE SHIPS! :)

The Dominion of Nhoor

Ow, such an emptiness in Raedlon... I knew it was coming but seeing it in practice is confronting :/

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