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The Holy Land of Altromine
« on: October 21, 2020, 07:42:59 PM »
The Holy Land of Altromine
Pronounced Altro-min


BACKGROUND
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Altromine split from Clysperis after its occupation by the Soviets. The leader of the split was an adamant follower of Atem, and soon he had reformed the land into an Atemist theocracy, instating himself as head of its Priests. Over time, in order to protect their power, they created the position of "Arch-Protector", a title passed down through their bloodlines intending to "protect the Atemist faith till the Pharaoh returns to embrace it". The role of High Priest they would assign at will to whoever they wished, often to a family member. After a failed Communist uprising in 1967, it became apparent they needed to appease the people, and so the first elections were held for the position of Chancellor, though at first it wielded very little power. Eventually it became the system it is today, the Triarch. In 1975, the Geoist party came to power, wielding the theory of Geoism, (an economic theory devised by famed Centralian economist, Henry George) and created the first nation on Mundus to use Geoism as a national economic system. Since then, the Chancellor has belonged largely to the National Party, which argued that Altromine should keep out of foreign politics, and keep in Atenism. It was usurped by the International Party in 2020, which began to make preparations for its entrance to the world stage.

Government Type:- Triumvirate Geoist Theocracy
Population:-:- ~34 million
Capital City:- Bildar (7 million)
Demonym:- Altrominen (altro-min-en)


ECONOMY
Currency:- Hasina (1 USD per 2.3 Hasina)
GDP per Capita:- 27338.96 USD
Unemployment Rate:- 6%
Main Industries:- Oil, Light Arms manufacturing, Tourism, Agricultural Goods

PEOPLE

Languages (% that can speak it):- Altrominen (97%)(dialect of whatever Clysperis uses) , Parthian (12%), Other (3%)
Religions:- Atenism (72%), Kemeticism (27%), Islam (1%)
Atenism (managed by the Church of Aten) is state sponsored, Kemeticism has its rights protected and Islam is ignored by the state.
Average Life Expectancy:- 68


GOVERNMENT

Head of State:- Arch-Protector Annakol Araanon
Head of Government (s):- Arch-Protector Annakol Araanon, High Priest Amarna Araanon, Chancellor Atomi Hektor
Name of Legislative Body:- the Triarch
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Re: The Holy Land of Altromine
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2020, 08:14:10 PM »
The Triarch
The Triarch is the official ruling body of Altromine
It is made up of three members, the Arch-Protector (a position passed down through blood, to protect the Altromine faith till the Pharaoh returns to lead his people), the High-Priest (a position held for life, chosen from amongst the populace at will by the Arch-Protector) and the Chancellor (voted in to power by direct vote of the people every ten years).
These members will propose resolutions and new laws, which any other member can veto to stop being passed. If it gets through without being vetoed, members of the Chancellor's party will make it into an official law. That law will go throw the veto stage again, and if gets through successfully, will become an official law.

Current Triarch Holders

Arch-Protector - Annakol Araanon, oldest child of Ata Araanon, former Arch-Protector
High Priest - Amarna Araanon, half-brother to Annakol Araanon
Chancellor - Atomi Hektor, head of the Internationalist Party
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Re: The Holy Land of Altromine
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2020, 09:21:55 PM »
Atenism
Atenism is the state sponsored religion of Altromine.
It focuses on the Worship of Aten, a supreme god of the Sun, a combination of all the gods of the Kemeticism pantheon. He is represented as a sun disk, giving out rays of light.
Aten is thought to not reside in the body of a Pharaoh, unlike the Kemeticist faith, and is instead thought to place part of his soul inside of them. The Pharaoh's death is thought to be Aten gathering his soul back for rebirth,  and the Pharaoh's soul going to the After Life, and creating a new figure. As such, the Pharaoh is thought to be the most important individual on Munuds, regardless of whether they follow Atenism or not.
Atenism is, all in all, remarkably similar to Kemeticism, however reverses Aten instead of a jumbled mass of a pantheon. It also places alot more power in the hands of the Pharaoh, and regards the Priesthood as only needed if the Pharaoh wills it.

Head of Faith: Akasha, Pharaoh (does likely not consent to this)
Leader of Worship: Amarna, High Priest

Priestly Garb

From left to right: High Priest, Inner Priest, Priest, Under Priest, Nom Priest

Afterlife
It is believed that all conscious things have a soul, made of many parts. When a person died, their Ka (vital essence) would be weighed against the Arrow of Truth, an arrow perfectly balanced towards righteousness and necessity. If their Ka weighed more than the Arrow of Truth, it would be devoured (alongside the Akh (intellect) and Ba (personality)) by Ammit the demon. If the Ka was lighter, it would be merged with Aten's own Ka. Once the Ka was either devoured or merged, the person was properly dead.
Despite this, the Ba and Akh would be left to wonder the cosmos, and several things could happen. The Ba, without the Akh, would retain its personality, but would not retain its memories or who it really was. The Ba could leave the Akh behind and wander Mundus as a ghost. It could also be devoured along side the Akh as it left the body by the demon Agre, who would take the form of a giant badger.  If Ammit was to devour them due to the Ka's weight, Agre would be fought off. Usually, however, the Akh would be captured by the baboon demon Amon, who would store it on a scroll, where its knowledge would be kept till the end time. The Ba would usually join the Fields, a part of existence separated from everything else, where it would wander for eternity, trying to remember who it was once.
It is believed that the Heart serves as a bridge between Mundus and Ammit. If the heart was destroyed before the Ka was weighed, the Ka would go unjudged, and would turn into a Rank (jackal demon) and would be cursed to hunt down Agre for eternity, a task that was impossible.
The Pharaohs and High-Priest had a very different after-life. Their Ka would be judged as usual, and if it passed, the Ba and Akh would travel together to the Fields, where they would find the paradise waiting for them. The Ka of the Pharaoh would become a star, with the Shut (shadow) of Aten joining the soul of the next Pharaoh. The High-Priest would have their Ka bonded as usual.
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Re: The Holy Land of Altromine
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2020, 08:41:48 AM »
  Abortion: Illegal

Adultery: No legal stance.

Affirmative action: Not practiced.

Age of consent: 16.

Age of majority: 16.

Artificial insemination: Illegal

Assisted suicide: Illegal

Bestiality: Illegal

Birth control: Legal

Childcare: Parents are responisible for their childs welfare until they reach adulthood, unless they are inducted as a candidate for Priesthood by the temple of Aten.

Concealed carry: Illegal

Death penalty: Served by sacrifce to Aten, through decapitation. Used for serious crimes.

Divorce: Illegal unless given explicit permission by the Triarch.

Double jeopardy: Not used, unless given explicit permission by the Triarch.

Drinking age: 12.

Driving age: 16.

Education: School is compulsory for all until adulthood, then higher education is optional.

Eminent domain: Legal

Equal pay for equal work: Supposed to be legal, yet hardly enforced.

Felony disenfranchisement: Used.

Flag desecration: Fines if in public.

Gambling age: 16.

Gun purchase age: Illegal

Homosexuality in the military: Illegal

Human cloning: Illegal

In vitro fertilization: No legal stance.

Marriageable age: 16.

Military conscription: No.

Minimum wage: No.

Parental leave: No.

Polygamy: Legal

Pornography: Legal

Prostitution: Illegal as brothels, escorts are legal.

Race: No legal stance.

Same-sex marriage: Legal, yet can only be married on the 11th June.

School leaving age: 16

Sex reassignment surgery: Technically legal, yet no services to do so are offered.

Sex toys: Illegal

Sexually transmitted diseases: No legal stance.

Smoking age: 14.

Sodomy laws: Illegal

State ideology: Geoism with a ruling triumvirate.

State religion: Atenism.

Stem cell research: Illegal

Taxation: Land Value Tax only.

Torture: Illegal.

Trial by jury: Yes.

Universal healthcare: None.

Voting age: 16.

Women's rights: Limited.

Working age: 16.

Working week: No legal stance.
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Re: The Holy Land of Altromine
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2020, 09:26:26 AM »
Geography

Land Makeup

Altromine is a country made of desserts . It fortunately has many large oases dotted through it, each being on top of large underwater reservoirs. The capital, Bildar, is on top of the largest of these reservoirs.
The more north you go, the rockier it gets, ending in mountains making up a natural border between Northern Waddan and Southern Rodina. The areas just before these mountains are found to hide lots of oil beneath its surface. This has resulted in Bangdesh, the second largest city population wise, springing up around the area. The shade provided by the mountains allows vegetation to grow there.
To the West a massive canyon, known as Djeor canyon, creates a natural border between Altromine and the west. It is a phenomenon, being around 1,500 km long, and 27 km wide in some areas and as deep as 742 m in some places.

Climate

Altromine is a very hot country. It receives almost no rain (between 6 mm and 3 cm of water anually), and temperatures can go up to 37*C. Strangely, the northern mountains often get a good amount of snow on them during the winters, which melts during the summer, likely due to their high altitude.
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Re: The Holy Land of Altromine
« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2020, 10:00:15 AM »
Interesting Bits
-Same Sex marriage is allowed on the 11th of June due to the brother of the first Arch-Protector, Andra Araanon, getting special permission to marry his boyfriend.
-Atenist Priests are required to be able to accurately hit a target at 100 metres using a longbow
-A drunken brawl in 1987 amongst members of the brewing society in the capital led to the creation of PFP, the Public Fight Personell. They break up fights in the Capital.
-The Triach gained its name from the Chancellor mis-pronouncing the word "triangle"
More will be added
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Re: The Holy Land of Altromine
« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2020, 01:36:39 PM »
Important Characters:
Amarna Araanon
(Picture of him in casual garb, not in Priestly Uniform)
RolesHigh Priest of Aten, High Priest of Altromine
EducationWas raised since birth by Priests of Aten, fluent in 6 languages, trained priest, knows how to mummify a body, trained in diplomacy to the people, went to University after his training had been completed, got a degree in politics
Positions HeldVarious under-priest positions held whilst training, Inner Priest and High-Priest
FamilyAta Araanon (father), Anippe Araanon (mother), Abasuc Araanon (uncle), Annakol Araanon (half-sister)
Links to Important events?Sat on the Triach for 4 years
BiographyBorn in 1994, he was sent to the temple of Aten to begin training as a priest of Aten. After he completed his training, he went to university and got a degree. He was nominated to be an Inner Priest in 2014, and was chosen as High Priest by his sister when his predecessor, High Priest Annakol Araanon died from lung cancer in 2016.

Annakol Araanon
RolesArch-Protector of Altromine
EducationBest Education the country had to offer, has a degree in politics
Positions HeldArch-Protector of Altromine
FamilyAta Araanon (father), Asenath Araanon (mother), Anippe Araanon (step-mother), Abasuc Araanon (uncle), Amarna Araanon (half-brother)
Links to Important events?Sat on the Triarch for 6 years
BiographyBorn in 1991, her mother died when she was two. She got her education and sat on the Triarch in 2014, after her father died in a car crash. She became Arch-Portector, and made her brother High-Priest in 2016.
Mary and Geoff Manson
RolesNone
EducationUniversity
Positions HeldBoth accountants
FamilyEach other
Links to Important events?None yet
BiographyMary and Geoff, married couple, late 60's once went to Altromine in the 80's on holiday. For some STUPID reason converted to worshiping Aten. Now live in a little cottage outside Keepton. They don't get out of Keepton much, Mary likes a spot of jumble sale shopping at the weekends while Geoff likes a round of golf and a pub lunch. Geoff has only ever once in his life dressed up as a Honeybadger on Honeybadger Day.

OOC-more to be added
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Re: The Holy Land of Altromine
« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2020, 08:39:13 PM »
Economy
OOC-Massive thanks to Nova who pretty much figured this all out for me, they were superb

Overview
The Altromine economy is one centered on its oil exports, with the national company ensuring most of the governmental revenues, while remaining operating as an independent company yet having heavy duties to the state. Due to the growing instability of the region, the light weapons industry is a rapidly developping one, while the country as a whole tends to invest abroad as to ensure future revenues. Tourism is developping, as policies try to push for such, most notably with the service sector knowing a support from the state since 2 decades. Well aware of its incertain future, yet willing to enjoy of its situation, the state maintain a balanced budget while keeping a strong focus on its armed forces for its lengthy borders and keeping them stable, making major investments in it.

GDP-1695015520000 USD
GDP per Capita- 27338.96 USD
% of government- 16.47
$ of government- 279169056144 USD
Other- 181459886593.40 USD
Investments Abroad: 27916905614.40 USD
Military: 69792264036 USD
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Re: The Holy Land of Altromine
« Reply #8 on: November 11, 2020, 11:05:01 PM »
Military
Thanks to Dave for sorting this out for me

ARMY


101,000 Active Soldiers 36,200 Reservists

310 x Lynx Main Battle Tank
100 x Wild-Cat Light Tank
280 x Camel Infantry Fighting Vehicle
580 x Fennec Armoured Personnel Carrier
150 x Weasel Tactical Armoured Vehicle
70 x Leopard Armoured Car
120 x Ibex Scout Vehicle
600 x Hyena Mobility Vehicle
800 x Gazelle Mobility Vehicle
200 x Hare Mine Resistant Patrol Vehicle
80 x Hyrax Self Propelled Howitzer
70 x Dormouse Towed Howitzer
50 x Barbastelle Mobile SAM system
25 x H-17 Sandgrouse Transport Helicopter
30 x H-28 Bee-Eater Attack Helicopter
15 x H-38 Partridge Utility Helicopter
5 x U-1 Stork UAV
30 x Russatus Tactical Missile Launcher



AIR FORCE
38,500 Airmen
19,200 Reservists

72 x F-29 Ibis Multi-Role Fighter
40 x F-31 Falcon Multi-Role Fighter
30 x F-27 Vulture Air Superiority Fighter
5 x E-7 GooseAEWACS Plane
10 x B-6 Kingfisher Bomber
50 x C-2 Sunbird Transport Aircraft
20 x C-22 Dove Tactical Transport
10 x K-3 Gull Tanker/Airlift
15 x H-3 Wheater Tactical Helicopter
40x H-38 Partridge Utility Helicopter
25 x T-1 Desert Lark Basic Trainer
25 x T-4 Hoopoe Advanced Trainer / Light Fighter
2 x P-1 Heron Maritime Patrol Aircraft


NAVY
33,200 Sailors
12,500 Reservists

Arish Class Submarine
1. Aakhu
2. Heb
3. Khenti-Khas
4. Meni

Banha Class Amphibious Ship
1. Athpi
2. Hutchai

El-Kom Class Destroyer
1. Antywy
2. Metes
3. Neb
4. Nekenher
5. Serq

Sohag Class Frigate
1. Amiret
2. Neter
3. Unnti
4. Urrata
5. Ariti
6. Hebit

Qena Class Patrol Ship
1. Amipe
2. Neterti
3. Unta
4. Hunit
5. Upit
6. Medjed

Hurghada Class Patrol Ship
1. Amikar
2. Up
3. Shai
4. Hedjhotep
5. Wedset

Beni Class Minesweeper
1. Aakhui
2. Upast

1. Upu
2. Unut
3. Thmei
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Re: The Holy Land of Altromine
« Reply #9 on: December 27, 2020, 11:57:11 PM »
(to be improved)
History

Part Of Clysperis
The Altromine desert had been part of Clysperis for vast amounts of time. The area, lacking any natural resources save for a few areas of water and lots of sand was sparsely populated by nomadic tribes. Around the end of the 19th century, these various tribes set up proper homes and cities in the dozens of oases dotted in the sand. There were only three proper cities for a good while, however eventually more steadily grew. These cities used the local oases (and the vast amounts of water trapped underground) to begin making agricultural land, with water pumped out to the farm land.

Around this time, Atenism exploded in popularity amongst the locals in Altromine, though the Pharaoh was still held as a god on earth.

Declaring independence
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After the invasion and subsequent occupation of Clysperis by the USR, Altromine was expected to follow the lead of Clysperis. It did not however, and the area declared independence, putting in power as "Arch-Protector" Alex Araanon.
Around this time the soviets sent patrol over the border of Rodina and Altromine, and Andrew Araanon, General of the new Altrominen army, layed thousands of mines over the border with Rodina, which he hoped would result in the soviets ceasing attempts to invade.
Whilst all this was going, thanks to high birthrates and lots of immigration, the population of Altromine steadily grew by leaps and bounds.

More TBA
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Re: The Holy Land of Altromine
« Reply #10 on: January 13, 2021, 10:02:55 PM »
The Land system

Due to the state having ownership of all land, it reserves several laws for itself:

-The right to evict its citizens off areas of land
(Used rarely)

-Activities that could damage the value of land requires special permission from the state
(Examples include digging a large hole)

-All employment that draws value from the land is to be a state-owned industry or to be taxed in addition to LVT

-All non-state employment that draws value from the land is required to perform 4 week unpaid public service
(This consists of mainly agricultural employment)
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Re: The Holy Land of Altromine
« Reply #11 on: January 17, 2021, 03:50:35 PM »
Political Parties of Altromine
(sorted by popularity)

International Party
Promotes internationalism and cooperation with other nations, particularly with neighbours.
Current Chancellor is from this party

National Part
Promotes isolationism and cutting ties with other nations. Believes that cooperation with other cultures will lead Altromine culture and Atenism to be degraded

Democratic Party
Views the triarch as uncapable as governing in the people's will. Wants to abolish the Triarch and establish a Parliamentary Republic.

Clysperi Reunion Party
Wants to reunite with Clysperis.

Geoist Party
Want to make sure Geoism remains the practised economic system in Altromine

Anarchist Party
Wants to establish anarchism in Altromine

Communist Party of Altromine
Wants to establish a communist rule like the USR
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