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La Federación de Buena Fe
« on: April 08, 2021, 11:26:40 PM »
La Federación de Buena Fe
A Federação da Boa Fé

The Federation of Good Hope

Con fe avanzamos
Com fé avançamos

With Faith We Advance

Population as of Last Cenus (2018): 63,840,892
GDP per Capita: $15,653 ^6% Average growth over the last five years
Official Languages: Spanish and Portuguese

Ethnic Make Up: 47.73% White
                        33.13% Mixed
                        17.61% Black

                        1.09% Asian
                        0.43% Indigenous

Capital City: Rufino (pop.3,800,000)

Religious Make Up: 88% Maesism
                              7% Christian
                              5% Others

Demonym: Feite

Government: Constitutional Monarchy
Prime Minister: Princess Elisabete Gouveia
Head of State: Queen Adela V
Legislative Body: House of Representatives
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Re: La Federación de Buena Fe
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2021, 11:38:51 PM »
TIMELINE

1000 BC - Earliest signs of permanent settlement in the nation. There are a large number of semi-permanent structures that date back to the 4th Century BC when people lived in the forests during winter and by the coast during summer.

500 AD - The Laboulaye Tribe become the dominant one across the territory that becomes Beuna Fe

713 AD - Settlers from ????? being persecuted because of their belief in the Maesist faith arrive on the coast and buy land from the Laboulaye. They established a settlement at Rufino which good fortune turned out to be located on huge deposits of valuable gold and silver deposits.

804 AD - The Battle of the Trees - The Laboulaye began to concerned about the encroachment of the settlement at Rufino and attacked. The tribe were slaughtered and this ended the tribes domination. Over the next 100 years the other tribes which they had oppressed gradually took over land from the Laboulaye.

832 AD - A combined force from Rufino and three other tribes ransack the Laboulaye capital settlement and killed the family of the last Laboulaye chief. In the aftermath the tribes and Rufino began further co-operation by the tribes providing Rufino with materials and Rufino helping improve tribal lands and structures.

908 AD - The Great Temple is built in Rufino.

1003 AD - Hipólito Campos is named as King of Rufino and is paid tribute by five of the seven tribes that made up the area.

1008 AD - King Hipólito established the Prior's of Maes to spread the faith to the tribes. At first it is not well taken and many of the Prior's are chased off. The Prior's of Maes begin efforts to ensure acceptance of the faith.

1122 AD - King Miguelito II permits the Prior's of Maes to use violence to spread the faith by "Inspiration or Annihilation." effectively seeing the Prior's militarise themselves. They began a process known as the "Three Weeks of Faith" in which Prior's would leave for a village followed three weeks later by a military force made up of their comrades. Should the village have accepted the faith then the forces spent three weeks helping support the village with construction and labour, those who had not embraced the new faith were executed. This set of a period that today is known as the "Horror of the Forests" as many tribesman were hung from trees.

1207 AD - King Vicente III brings to an end the "Inspiration or Annihilation" programme however a large number of Priors still wander the lands setting up their own reigns of terror. Vincente III largely turns a blind eye to this.

1228 AD - The Book of the Truth - Over the last 200 or so years various tribes have moulded the Maesist faith with their own ways and under the leadership of Priory Chief Ismael Fuentes a formal set of rules that are to be followed by all the faithful is put together. This is considered today the Traditional Maesist faith. The Book was supported by King Cezar II.

1230 AD - The Council of Rufino - On the 6th May 1230 King Cezar II brought members of every tribe together in Rufino. They were presented with copies of the Book of Truth and expected to swear an oath of loyalty to its teachings. Of the 12 tribes 10 Chiefs did so while the remaining two were thrown from the castle walls. Within 48 hours the King's Army marched to deal with the tribes wiping them out unless they could demonstrate conformity with the Book of Truth. With the realm now under his control and fully complient with the faith King Cezar II renamed his lands the Kingdom of Good Hope or in his own language Buena Fe.

1424 AD - The Days of Silence - Having read about the brutalities of the past King Alfredo II takes a vow of silence for six months and is caned once a week in the market square of Rufino. Each tribe sends a member of deliver lashes. It is told Alfredo maintained the vow of silence even through his self sanctioned punishment. Following the ending of the vows of Silence Alfredo appointed a member of each tribe onto his council.

1426 AD - The Code Alfredo - King Alfredo II makes a decree which outlines the Kings rights and responsibilities while also giving status and protection to the tribes within certain limits. The Code establishes the nations military, courts systems and sets up a Parliament with limited powers.

1427 AD - The Imperial Decree - King Alfredo II makes himself Emperor Alfredo I when he creates the Empire of Good Hope. Each tribal chief is made a King and given certain rights over their land as well as a guaranteed amount of representation within the Parliament. This sits side by side with the Act of Unity which states each King of a tribe must take an annual oath to be loyal to both Emperor Alfredo and the Book of Truth.

1430 AD - The Imperial Test - The Forteza tribe rebel against the Imperial Decree when their chief refuses to take the oath to the Emperor. This see's Alfredo march the Imperial Army to subdue the Forteza tribe. Upon conquering their settlements the children were taken away to be redistributed to the other tribes while the parents were buried alive.

1453 AD -Emperor Alfredo I hosts the first Festival of Forgiveness in which each member of his family and the tribal King's families publicly renounce their wrong doings over the last year and receive penalties. It was intended to set a public example of what a good member of the faith would do.

1461 AD - Emperor Alfredo I dies at the age of 59. His son becomes Emperor Cezar I and begins construction of Alfredo's tomb.

1470 AD - The Tomb of The First Emperor is completed.

1533 AD - The Great Fire of Rufalo. The capital of the Empire catches fire killing around 800 people. It is suspected members of the Recife Tribe set the fire and the tribe are punished when the gates of Rufalo are closed and any member of the Recife Tribe found within its limits is blinded. The Great Temple is badly damaged

1534 AD - The War of Eyes - The Recife Tribe rebel having heard of the treatment of their kin-folk. They raid several Imperial settlements and take an eye of each person they capture. This see's the Imperial Army march against them and soon a series of tit for tat blindings takes place. Eventually the King of the Recife is captured and made to watch as his own family are blinded before having his own eyes ripped out. The family are then taken into the deep forest and left. For close to a decade there were rumours of the King by some miracle surviving however nothing ever came from it.

1605 AD - The Great Temple is fully restored.

1700 AD - The Federation Decree - Emperor Eligo II has been dealing with problems of inroads being made by Christian missionaries, plague, famine and draught. He makes the decision that a rebellion is likely and so rather than waiting for it makes a decision to reform the Empire into a Federation with himself taking the title of King once more.

1722 AD - The Code Eligo - With the Code of Alfredo no longer fully workable it is amended heavily by King Eligo. It gives Parliament more power, gives tribal leaders certain rights over their own lands, imposes a more modern and fairer judicial system and forbids King's from raising taxes without Parliamentary approval.

1739 AD - The Act of Uniformity - A law passed with approval of the Parliament that makes all tribal areas have to be run in the same manner. Each tribal area is to elect a Consul every six years. This Consul must establish a 20 person Senate with elections of 10 Senators every three years. No Consul may make a decision without acquiring the approval of the majority of their Senators. Each Consul was also charged with appointing judges for their region and collecting taxes.

1805 AD - The House of Representatives Act - King Eligo III was keen to keep reforms going and as such created the House of Representatives. It created a 180 person House that would need to approve all laws presented by the King. Elections would be help for it every six years. The House of Representatives would select from within their number an individual to be Prime Minister. They would act as the spokesperson for the House and would be expected to work alongside the King to make new laws. If Parliament did not support a law put forward by the King there were three choices. The first was for the King to abandon the law, the second was to ask the Prime Minister to make amendments and then have him present the law for re-examination by the House, the final option was the King could call a meeting of all the Consuls and if they supported the King the law would pass.

1910AD - The Civil War - There were in fact two civil wars. The first saw attempts to overthrow the monarchy by disgruntled members of the Priory who believed the monarchs had lost their faith. This failed however the Royalists were so weakened that King Jacobo II was forced to establish concessions. He established a system where the monarch and Prime Minister effectively changed roles. The Prime Minister would now present laws to the House not the King. Should the House reject the law the Prime Minister had three options, 1 - abandon the law, 2- work with the monarch to make amendments or 3- call for a meeting of all Consuls and if they supported the Prime Minister the law would pass. This system however saw Prince Ademir form the Royalist Party which swept to victory because of the splintered nature of politics. He was elected Prime Minister but those who had fought against the King refused to accept this result and so another brief civil war began. During this King Jacobo II was assassinated, with some conspiracy theorists saying that Prince Ademir had colluded with the Priory as he was a more devout man than his father. The Royalists were once again successful and following a second round of elections Prince Marcio (the now King Ademir's brother) was named as Prime Minister.

This system has remained in place to this day however in the vast majority of elections the Royalist Party, which is always headed by a member of the Royal Family, has won a majority largely for the fact that the influential Priory always supports them.

1913 AD- Prime Minister Prince Marcio passes the Voting Representation Act which allows every citizen over the age of 21 to vote. Previously voting rights were determined by land ownership with only those who held the deeds to their own property able to vote. This had actually lead to a loop hole where the wealthy were often able to vote multiple times as they held deeds to multiple properties. The new Act made age and citizenship the only qualifications to vote.

Spoiler: WORLD WAR ONE TBD • show
1914-1918 AD WORLD WAR ONE - The nation attempted to remain neutral during the war however attempts by ????? to utilise the war as a way of mobilising the Christians of the nation as mercenaries saw the Federation take sides against ?????? Around 250,000 Feites died during the war.


1920 AD - Princess Graciana becomes the nations first female Prime Minister.

1922 AD - The Voting Representation Act of 1922 was passed making it the law that every citizen over the age of 18 could vote with the only other restriction being that felons could never vote.

1938 AD - The first non-royal Prime Minister is elected when Lord Álvaro Giménez of the Royalist Party is named Prime Minister. The Royal family at this time had only the King, Queen and children as members.

1940-1943 AD - The nation was invaded during WORLD WAR TWO and the nation mobilised against the threat. There were a large number of civilian casualties mainly because of the enemies scorched earth policy. Around 850,000 people are thought to have died.

1946 AD - The Tribunal of Badalon - A series of trials begin were people are accused of being conspirators with the enemy during the war. The trials last the best part of three years until Prime Minister Prince Raúl is elected and he orders them to be ended as they have become nothing other than "witch-trials" where the Priory of Maes had dug up supposed evidence against key members of society it had seen as unpious. A total of around 283 trials were held in this time resulting in around 370 executions.

1952 - The Federation Human Rights Act - Prince Raúl creates this to ensure that all people are treated equally. It combines parts of the Code Eligo, Code Alfredo and new sections to become essentially the nations defining laws. It establishes the Maesist faith as the nations state religion but enshrines protection for all faiths. It also established national service, laws on race equality, equal education and limits to law enforcement.

1965 - The Parliamentary Crisis - King Adán died with no male heir and his successor was to be Princess Matilde who was Prime Minister at the time. With the law stating a new Prime Minister would need new elections this would leave the Federation with no effective legal leadership. It marks therefore the only period in the Federation's history where the monarch was also Prime Minister. As soon as Lord Isaque Campos, the husband of the new Queen, was elected the law was changed to ensure that should the Prime Minister not be able to continue their duties or inherit the throne the largest Party would be automatically capable of naming a new Prime Minister for the remainder of that Parliament.

1973 - The Year of Three Monarchs - As an outbreak of disease ran rampant through the nation killing an estimated 450,000 people Queen Matilde II died and her 34 year old son became King Santiago V he was however already beginning to fall ill and died just 6 days later before his brother became King Raúl IV.

1992 - The Year of the Young Queen - Queen Adela V inherited the throne at 13 years of age. Under the Code Eligo she could not wield power until turning 18. Her cousin Lord Salomón Rodrigues was appointed as regent by the House. His mandate to be regent was revisited every year and continued until he retired from ill health in 1996, at this point the House were confident that with only 4 months to go before her 18th birthday Adela was capable of fulfilling the role. This therefore makes Adela the youngest person to inherit the throne in the period of the Federation.

1998 - The Reduction of the Priory - Until now the Priory had still held some form of military force. It was determined by a series of talks between the Chief Prior, the monarch and the Prime Minister that this was be absorbed into the nations military but still held as a separate unit. It is permitted some special considerations such as its oath of loyalty is slightly different and it's rank structure reflects more the ranks of the Priory. Its members are exempt certain duties but also expected to undertake several more.
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Re: La Federación de Buena Fe
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2021, 01:01:16 AM »

Maesism is the belief that there is a single creator God know as Maes. This entity created the Universe and everything in it. Originally Maes created a race who he embodied with some of his own powers to control nature however the small group of beings began ignoring the rules of Maes and using their powers to cause mischief. Having called them all together Maes issued a decree for their disobedience their physical bodies would become finite. He however promised them that should they each ask Maes for forgiveness each day he would permit an eternal part of their bodies to live in a paradise once their physical ones ended. Failure to follow his rules or gain forgiveness would result in their spiritual body being sent to a place of torture for the rest of eternity. For a while this worked until one of these beings who is now called simply "The One Without Name" rebelled. His siblings joined with him and were defeated by Maes with ease. The majority of the siblings begged for forgiveness and true to his word Maes allowed them to have their spiritual bodies continue with him. "The One Without Name" and three others though were cast into torture. Today it is believed that occasionally "The One Without Name" can roam the world trying to corrupt others.

His war over Maes now had a world without any superior life and while the animals of the world brought him some amusement his desire for the adoration of someone was unfilled. As a result Maes created from rock the first human man and from silk the first human female. He gave them the same set of rules that he had given the original creatures and these followed it to perfection. Maes was so pleased with the results and the adoration that he began creating other humans and still does to this day.

Throughout history from time to time Maes has sent Guides to visit humanity when it is needed and these Guides have helped ensure Maes gets the adoration they desire and reminds humanity of its duties.

THE LAWS OF MAES

1. All humans should strive to be the best they can.
2. All humans will at times fail.
3. When failing you must seek forgiveness of Maes
4. You must ask Maes for forgiveness everyday
5. The Guides shall set a path for the faithful to achieve paradise
6. Humanity should create good order to protect other creations of Maes
7. Rituals must be performed each morning to thank Maes for life, each evening to ask forgiveness and at set times of the year.


THE PARADOX

This is something referred to be Theologians that has created a strange concept among the faith that has developed over time. For you to be able to ask for forgiveness each day it is neccessary to do something to be forgiven for. As such followers of Maes face a problem, if they lead the most perfect life each day then they have nothing to ask forgiveness for and therefore can not ask Maes to do so. As such a practice has developed where the Priests of Maes will allow certain "evils" to be considered minor. These are things that Maes does not approve of but can forgiven without too much concern by Maes. They include, but are not limited to.

1) Consuming substances that will cause temporary change to the human body. For example some drugs and alcohol. So some of the faithful will consume a glass of wine to ensure they have something to ask for forgiveness for.

2) Purposely damaging their own body. As each human is a physical and spiritual body created directly by Maes it is an object worthy of praise in its own right. Doing something intentionally to harm it is considered bad. This has even seen a sect known as the "portador de línea" or "line carriers" who mark each day of their existence with a tiny tally tattoo. Some of their adherents have arms, legs, backs covered in thousands of tiny tally marks as the tattoo is classed as damaging the body.

3) Sex is considered to have been created as a way of showing love for one special creation of Maes. By having sex for pleasure rather than child-creation you are going against the idea of it being a way of Maes allowing a new creation to arrive on Earth. As such protected sex, masterbation or unmarried sex is considered a sin.

4) Lying - Telling a lie is considered dishonest so long as it is not done to create further harm or mislead. As a result it is not uncommon for someone when asked a simple question by a family member such as "Where have you been?" for the respondent to give an outragouesly wrong answer first, such as "The Moon" thus allowing the small sin to take place so the individual can later ask for forgiveness.

5) Being in Debt - A person is expected to be self sustaining through their work. To be in debt to someone is considered a small sin. As such it is not uncommon to borrow small sums of money from a friend or family in order to be able to that evening ask for forgiveness and pay the debt back the following morning. Some members of the faith consider the use of bank credit cards as being a form of debt and will purposely keep even a few pence in debt on their card.

There are various other little quirks that the followers of the faith use to ensure they have something to ask for forgiveness for.

RITUALS

It is expected every morning the family will pray together offering thanks to Maes for giving them another day of existence.

At evening it is expected each family member will confess their sins for that day to the families in house shrine.

20th May - The Festival of Blessings - As the faith believe that each individual is created specifically by Maes it is clear that we are all wonderous beautiful works of art according to the faithful. On this day a man and woman are selected by the faithful to represent the "best of Maes" this is often simply on superficial looks. They are symbolically married to symbolise the first man and woman joining. The marriage is not a real one however the pair are expected to take part in various other rituals throughout the year such as the Festival of Forgiveness.

18th June -  Festival of Forgiveness - each member of his family and the tribal leaders's families publicly renounce their wrong doings over the last year and receive penalties. These penalties are normally in the form of community service, charitable donations and pilgrimages. In the past any royal involved in a large scandal has been sentenced to lashes however this has not happened since the 1940's.

19th August - Festival of the Temple - Festival to mark the foundation of the Great Temple in 908 AD. The Temple is given a symbolic sweeping by the royals and the couple from the Festival of Blessing. Offerings are brought to help maintain the Temple over the next 12 months


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Re: La Federación de Buena Fe
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2021, 11:22:48 PM »
THE GOVERNMENT

MonarchPrime Minister
Her Majesty Queen Adela VHer Grace Lady Louisa Ramos

The Monarchs role is largely symbolic. They are considered almost a personifcation of the nation and are supposed to set a good example to the rest of the nation. The Monarchs powers and duties are as follows

1. To represent the citizens in religious rituals
2. To act as host to foreign delegations
3. To act as an adviser to the Prime Minister when legislation fails to pass the House of Representatives
4. To call for elections at legally approved times
5. To provide the House of Representatives with a shortlist of candidates for Supreme Court judges
6. To oversee the status of readiness of the armed forces.
7. To reward "upstanding citizens"
8. To act in a manner to set an example to all citizens
The Prime Minister is elected two days after national elections for the House of Representatives. On that day the Representatives vote for one of their number to be Prime Minister. This is generally a foregone conclusion as Representatives belong to political parties in the main. These parties had already pre-selected a leader who is the figure head of the party and so the party with the most Representatives usually wins, especially as most elections see the Royalist Party gain at least 50% of the vote.

The Prime Minister has the following duties/ responsibilities

1. Carry out the day to day matters of government
2. Present changes to legislation to the House
3. Negotiate with foreign powers on behalf of the nation
4. Appoint government ministers to the cabinet.
5. To manage the nations finances
6. To liase with the various tribal councils to manage laws
7. To manage the nation in response to emergencies.

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Re: La Federación de Buena Fe
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2021, 09:46:00 PM »

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