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Ibiau State
« on: October 24, 2020, 08:59:17 PM »

Captial: Jarkoni | Population: 16.3 Million | Government: Unitary Theocratic State | Language: Absini | GDP per-capita: 8'106

 Overview
Ibiau, officially the Ibiau State, is a country located in Eastern Cotf Arayne. It is bordered to the west by the Unified Tribes of Waddan, and to the south by the Manist Republic of Sludderland; while to the east lies the Republic of Centralia. Ibiau is a landlocked country with the great Irdja desert comprising nearly half of the country’s land territory causing much of the population to reside within the southern regions of the country; save for a few nomadic peoples who traverse the dessert. The eastern border of country is comprised of the Qihad mountain range forming a natural barrier between Ibiau and the east. It is from the Qijad mountains and its precipitation that the Sarqan and Kunmir rivers originate flowing south into Waddan and Sludderland; crossing much of the southern regions of Ibiau and subsequently contributing to the population centralization there.

It is a common folk saying that “Ibiau is as old as the sands of the Irdja”. Though this can be debated it is largely agreed upon by historians and archeologists that Ibiau, in particular the fertile southern regions, saw habitation by humans as early as 600 BCE. It has been speculated that the dominant group of Ibiaunese can trace their origins to migrating groups from Waddan and Kodima though to what capacity remains unknown. During the 9th  century CE it is believed the Ibiauense made contact with the “exotic foreigners” of the south today recognized as Jarl Thorstein and his fellow Nordics. It’s largely believed that relations between the Ibiaunese and new Jarldom remained erratic, with one recovered account, dated to be from the early 12th century CE, describing an armed clash with a group of “southern marauders” speculated to be in reference to Ragnar Vidarsson’s campaign of expansion; though the outcome of this battle remains unknown.  By the 15th century CE much of the southern regions would fall under the dominion of a city state today known as ‘Yarkeb’ and its ruler Seutiun IV. Through their conquest of the southern Regions the Seutiun dynasty would consolidate their lands forming the first State of Ibiau. In the 19th century CE an invasion by the Irdja nomads would be met with little resistance due to a political crisis culminated with the Kunmir drying. This would see the Irdja nomads rule the country into the early 20th century as the Irdja Emirate of Ibiau. In contrast to the traditional hereditary rulership of dynasties past the Irdja rulers would select the sovereign among themselves forming an elective monarchy. Though rule under the Irdja Emirs was relatively peaceful many within the southern regions were dissatisfied and opposed to their reign seeing the nomadic peoples as” exotic and alien in culture”. In 1923 an armed rebellion known as the Manra uprising would lead to the overthrow the Irdja rulers leading to the rise of the current Ibiau State.

Ibiau is a theocratic unitary state functioning within a, self-described, congressional framework. The country is divided among 5 administrative regions, while the capital district and city of Jarkoni forms the center of political and state authority.  The Azhirani faith holds significant influence in every aspect of Ibiauanese life and is the basis for much of the legislative process. The faith is also the sole legal faith within the country though it has been known that Irdja nomads keep to folk religions, while provisions are made for ‘foreign beliefs’ to be protected within the boundaries of foreign embassies and consulates. Ibiaunese society can be described as rigid and generally uniform with others across Midarayne. Gender roles are emphasized with political and financial society often dominated by men, while familial and social society is seen as the domain of women. In contrast religious society makes no notable segregation. Notable slavery is protected and legal institution within Ibiau often on the basis of debt bondage. The official language of Ibiau is Absini though regional languages persist such as Waddanite throughout the Irdja, and Sluddlandic Persian along the Sarqan.

A landlocked country Ibiau’s economy is heavily reliant on its neighbors with both Sludderland and Waddan being the country’s largest trading partners. Agriculture and natural gas function as Ibiau’s key industries with Natural Gas Exportation becoming a nationalized industry in 1973 and overseen by the Commision of Economic and Fiscal matters since. Ibiau has an estimated GDP per capita of 8,106, with an estimated national GDP of 130.6 billion.

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Politics in Kopsje functions within the framework of a Representative Republic under a parliamentary system, in which the State Parliament is the highest organ of state authority. Kopsje is internationally classified as semi-federal Republic and is comprised of nine constituent region states and the municipality city of Dzunho. Officially each of the nine regions are classified as constituent states and are united by a document known as the Pact of Yrntoz which is seen as the founding document of the contemporary Kopsje state. Theoretically each Region is granted a degree of autonomy and respected in their regional ethnic makeup and practices. In recent decades, the State Parliament has slowly gained more political power over the Regions which has become the subject of fierce debate amongst the Members of the State Parliament, and regional Congressional Assemblies.   

The State Parliament
The State Parliament of Kopsje is the unifying organ of power in country it is comprised of 178 seats each elected from the various regions via universal suffrage for all citizens of the commonwealth aged 20 and older.  Of the 178 seats 18 are automatically allocated for each region, and act as the seat for Regional Delegates. Each Region is granted two delegate Seats and are meant to give bipartisan voice to their individual districts needs. The other 160 seats of the parliament are decided in a State Election, in which individuals throughout the Country are elected, usually on a partisan platform, every 5 years.

The primary function of the State Parliament is to represent Kopsje as a political entity with foreign countries, by signing trade agreements, military treaties, handling the relations of foreign countries, and determining whether the country and its regions will adhere to international treaties. In recent decades, the Power of the Parliament has expanded to draft and enact legislation that would be federally adhered to by each Region. This has been something that has been the subject of fierce debate within Kopsje Political circles. Kopsje as a singular political entity does not have a recognized head of state or government. Instead, the Parliament is seen as the supreme authority in the country, while various Commissions are established by the Parliament to handle specialized areas of governance and authority such as the Commission of International Affairs & the Commission of State Agricultural Harmony.

The concept of Political Parties is a relatively new concept in the Parliament of Kopsje instead political lines being drawn along likeminded agendas in the form of Parliamentary Factions. As of the current Parliament two factions dominate, these being the Integrationists & the Regionalists. Respectively the Integrationists have a political culture of supporting a more centralized government and promoting Commonwealth Culture often seen at the expense of the nine Regions. In Contrast the Regionalists have a political culture of supporting devolutionist policies and promoting the autonomy of each Region, often seen of as a state of weakening the Country as a whole. Of the Seats in parliament 56 seats are held by the Integrationists, while 54 are held by the Regionalists; 18 are automatically granted to each of the nine regions, 2 per region, and 49 are held by independents.

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56 Seats held by the Integrationist Faction
54 Seats held by the Regionalist Faction 
49 Seats held by Independents
18 Seats, 2 per region, automatically allocated to each Regional Delegation
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