|Sanaman Union of People's Republics |
Lanyitali Koslhen Sharamli Sanamaya
|Largest city||Niyi, North Nee City, Fatehpur Sikri, Soli, Pakor City, Port Niyi|
|Official language(s)||Sanaman, Istvanistani|
|Recognised language(s)||Cisamarrese, Babkhi, Yardistani languages, Laqi, Estarisan|
|Official religion(s)||None |
|Government||Democratic parliamentary republic|
|- Xonuti||Sino Lanto Yali|
|- Qukalsim||Kito Paliso|
|- Legislature||Lhusan Nasyonal|
|Establishment||1.X.1707 (democratic republic) |
3.II.1701 (communalist federation)
1.I.1687 (Third Republic)
12.X.1679 (Second Republic)
14.IV.1679 (interim government)
12.XV.1678 (military junta)
7.VII.1671 (independence from Shireroth)
|Currency||Sanaman rilha (R$)|
|Time zone(s)||CMT -9|
|National animal||South Benacian eagle|
|National drink||Boba milk tea|
The Sanaman Union of People's Republics is a democratic country in southern Benacia, constituting the successor to the previous Democratic Republic of Sanama, which fell on 3.II.1701 during the latter stage of the Sanaman Civil War. With the secession of the Republic of Cisamarra and the Democratic Humanist Republic of Highpass, as well as the cession of Shimmerspring and most of Thanatos and So Sara, the SFPR has been reduced to Amarra and Sanilla and some adjacent areas. After gaining independence from Shireroth in 1671 the country has gone through several major upheavals, revolts and reformations. As a former communalist country following the Sanaman Civil War, since 1707 it is organised along more traditional lines, albeit with a tricameral legislature and a parliamentary system. A new national constitution was passed in a referendum in 1707.
The Sanilla and Amarra Liberation Army for Democracy declared independence on behalf of Sanama in 1671 as a consequence of the Kalirion Fracture. The Kalirion Fracture sent the local government into disarray. Years upon years of debauchery and excesses in the nobility had lead to a government in all but name. Fueled by the outrage of the working masses at the discrimination leveled against them by the bourgeoisie landowners and nobility, the SALAD quickly took control of the former county of Amarr. They rapidly expanded along the coast to the east, enjoying massive support among the Sanaman people. The islands of Ž and Azarea also joined after local uprisings.
On 12.X.1671 the SALAD leaders announced that Sanama had been liberated from fascists and imperialists. They announced elections for local citizens' assemblies to take place on 15-16.X.1672. The SALAD leadership committed to not fielding any candidates nor participate as a party in the election. It also launched a campaign to get people to vote, with efforts to educate the people. The SALAD was succeeded by the Sanaman Liberation Front.
Sanama disputed southern Highpass with the local bourgeoisie and a low intensive war broke out along a line of control. The claim was later temporarily abandoned and a treaty reached with Shireroth.
In 1672 the provisional government adopted the Natopian natopo as the currency of Sanama. The Shirerithian Erb had been used up until then, but since the Kalirion Fracture, that currency was in free fall. To stabilize prices and secure the important revenue from oil exports, the government unilaterally adopted the natopo. On 2.V.1673, the people of Sanama voted to change the official name of the country from the Democratic Federation of Sanilla and Amarra to the Democratic Federation of Sanama.
In XV.1678 General Adalwolf Hiedler took power in the 1678 Sanaman coup d'etat and established a military junta. The rule of the junta quickly descended into repression and violence, fueling mass protests. On 21.III.1679, an increasingly insane Hiedler proclaimed himself King of the Sanamans. About three weeks later, he was assassinated in the Lakhesis Incident, after which Councillor Amarlic Woehrle handed ultimate state power back to civilian authority.
On 12.X.1679 elections were held to the new legislature and the newly established presidency, marking the beginning of the Second Republic. During this period, the coalition between the United Nationalist Alliance and the Sanaman National Party dominated national politics, under the presidency of Keysa Nur Pinito Caprici, with Tanilo Lhayi as Chancellor in the beginning. The period saw an unprecedented expansion in the Sanaman military as well as the overall Sanaman economy, after the governing coalition liberalised key areas of the economy, while keeping a tight grip on those sectors deemed most important to national security.
After an economic downturn during 1686 which the provinces were unable to handle, the Second Republic came to an end on 1.I.1687, when Sanama transferred to a unitary state, with extensive devolution to three autonomous countries. The economic downturn led to a decisive victory for the center-left coalition consisting of the Sanaman Liberation Front and Coalition 1660, ushering in a period of cohabitation with the center-right president Nur Pinito Caprici. The first period of cohabitation was marred by conflict between the Council of State on one hand, and the President on the other, with the President making strategic use of her veto powers. However, the constitutional requirement to not veto measures included in the Chancellor's Programme was respected. After the government under SLF Chancellor Taliya Wilamu failed to adequately recover the economy and adopt decisive national security measures, as well as a scandal in the UGB involving Coalition 1660 played out just before the 1691 election, the center-right Alliance for Prosperity came back into power, now with the roles from 1679 reversed, with Nur Pinito Caprici as Chancellor and Tanilo Lhayi as President. The Nationalist & Humanist Party, newly admitted to the AfP, made sure that they would enjoy a comfortable majority in the Lhusan.
After treason by the Democratic Humanist Party and its leader Jasmina Hosseini, and the failure to form a stable government after the 1697 election, Sanama descended into the Sanaman Civil War (1698–1702). The Sanamati Democratic Party with the People's Defence Force emerged victorious in Sanama proper, while Cisamarra and Highpass seceded and Shireroth annexed Shimmerspring, Thanatos and So Sara. The elected government under Chancellor Keysa Nur Pinito Caprici went into exile in Sanaman Cibola. The Port Esther Summit established the new Sanaman polity under a communalist federation, while nationalists formed a republic in Cisamarra and Humanists formed a new regime in Highpass. Following a social-democratic coup in the ruling Sanamati Democratic Party, the populace once again passed a new constitution in 1707, replacing the vaguery of the communalist polity with a more traditional unitary state.
Following the 1719 elections a new center-right government took over after the 12-year leftist government under Malliki Orea. Orea was later arrested and convicted for public corruption. In XI.1720 the new government applied for membership in the Xäiville Convention, with the stated goal of opening up the country to international investment, trade and tourism.
Since 1702 Sanama consists of a strip of land in southern Benacia, stretching from the X Catambria Peninsula in Cisamarra in the west, to Twoggle in Shireroth in the east. It is bounded by the Kortilhera Mountains in the north and northwest and several rivers along the border with Shireroth. Along the southern coast are a number of islands, including the Ailan Feq, former Yardistani islands retained by Sanama following the Port Esther Summit and end of the Sanaman Civil War. Large areas of Sanama are covered in tropical and temperate forests, interspersed with farmland. Farmland is to a large extent rice fields, but grazing land for cattle and plantations for bananas, pineapples, mangos, papaya, and several other types of fruit is also very common. Several lakes and rivers cross the Sanaman countryside, fed by water from the Kortilheras as well as the frequent monsoons during the rainy season. The country is often hit by large storms during the rainy season that usually affect the islands and southern coast most. The Kortilheras also get plenty of rain on the Sanaman side as fronts are pushed up the steep mountain range, contributing to the more savannah and steppe-like environment in Highpass.
The Sanaman value system is primarily based on personal alliances, especially those based on family, friendship and religion (particularly Somanes). Sanaman values emphasise maintaining harmony in society, motivated by group inclusion. The primary penalty for deviating from these values is the concept of "peya", translated as a sense of shame. Most Sanamans are concerned with social approval, being accepted and belonging to society. Caring about what others will say or think is a strong influence on social behavior. There is also the sense of "tapu", meaning a moderately strong taboo against discussing other people's private affairs in public. Other aspects of Sanaman values are a concern for the wellbeing of society as a whole, concern and care for other people, especially the poor and elderly, friendship, hospitability, respectfulness to others, and a strong dislike for dishonesty, cheating and taking advantage of others.
The main religion in Sanama is Somanes, a traditional system of belief of the Sanaman people. The supreme gods are Esas, for Atos, and Yoras, for Tarsica. Esas is the master of light, day and life. Yoras is the mistress of dark, the night and death. Their union birthed the universe and all therein. The stars are their sons and daughters. The supreme gods are not concerned with the lives of mortals, but instead with the balance between them. Their children are both good and bad. The Divine intervene on behalf of faithful mortals, while the Demonic thwart their plans and corrupt the mortals. The purpose of human existence is to do good deeds which move you closer to the Divine, with the ultimate goal of escaping reincarnation and joining the sons and daughters of the gods. Bad deeds move you closer to the eternal void, where you would live in eternity in solitude and silence, removed from the gods and all others. Many Sanamans also worship Xalanu, a fallen star and a child of the supreme gods. The Sanamans had been corrupted by greed and "evil deeds", and Xalanu preached a different way. He preached equality, respect and service to the community as a way to bring you to the divine. He also preached that political leaders had been corrupted, and he was consequently arrested, tried in a sham trial and executed by explosion. His followers therefore worship him with holy detonations.
With modern realisation about the nature of Atos and Tarsica, as well as the stars, Somanes doctrine has adapted. Atos is viewed as the physical manifestation of Esas, with the God himself being intangible and a "prime mover". Tarsica is also viewed as a physical manifestation, with Yoras being a metaphysical being. It is also mainstream to view the gods as detached from the physical Atos and Tarsica, approaching the metaphysical theology of the Nazarene church. The stars are no longer viewed as literal sons and daughters of the gods, but instead as manifestations of the Divine and Demonic, while they exist solely on the metaphysical plane. A very small group of fundamentalist Somanists still reject the metaphysical altogether, and still maintain that Atos and Tarsica are gods, not astronomical bodies. This position is often met with ridicule from mainstream Somanists.
In addition to Somanes, the Cisamarrese people usually follow the Nazarene Church of Our Lady of Monsanto, which also has followers across all ethnic groups. Cedrism is the usual religion for the Istvanistani and Praeta-speaking populations. Cedrism has also spread across all groups following hundreds of years of Shirerithian rule. Irreligion, atheism and agnosticism is the fastest growing grouping of belief systems, with about 20 percent of people claiming no religion in some form.
Sanama is divided into four tiers of subdivisions:
- The union
- People's Republics
On the neighborhood level, parakal committees are formed to handle local issues, neighborhood security, and a forum for dialogue and reconciliation. Following the new constitution from 1707, the people's republics are no longer sovereign entities, instead forming subdivisions within a unitary state. However, the lowest tier has remained largely the same since independence in 1671. The different tiers of subdivisions also have different competencies. Since the reforms beginning in 1707, the people's republics have assumed primary responsibility for policing, vehicle registration, regional planning, tertiary and higher education, and advanced healthcare within a national healthcare service being established. Fire and rescue services, public transport and lower tertiary education are provided on the cantonal level. The communes provide for primary and secondary education, elderly care, local policing and public safety, primary healthcare, zoning and local planning, public transport and lower tertiary education. Both the healthcare system and educational system are in a transitional stage, with the government nationalising parts of both in reaction to the privatised system under the Nur Pinito Caprici government.
|People's Republic||Capital||Area (km2)||Population (1703)||Density (per km2|
|Fatehpur Sikri||Fatehpur Sikri||2,012||13,540,536||6,730|
|Sanilla Senter||Kawite City||62,164||6,102,635||98|
|Free Republic of Ailan Feq||Higko City||18,503||1,219,791||66|
|Free Island of Estarisa||Whanitori||3,576||757,130||212|
|Semisa City||Semisa City||533||597,287||1,121|
|Sanaman Antarctic Territory||Anisa Station||56,308||0||0|
Sanama has an extensive network of roads. Many of the routes were already in place at independence, but a conscious effort has been made to expand the network. The Sanaman Union Highway Network (SUHS) serves all the major urban areas, from Oya in the west to Pakor City in the east. The highways are numbered M1 through M46, with more planned. In more rural areas they are usually dual carriageways with two lanes each, while in urban areas they can have up to six lanes in each direction. The maximum speed is usually 130 km/h, but in urban areas it can be as low as 50 km/h depending on traffic density. Sanama also has a growing railway network. The standard gauge is 1,435 mm, with some narrow gauge legacy lines, especially around Niyi. A high speed line runs from Acquecalde in Cisamarra, through Fatehpur Sikri to Pixa, Kopore and Port Niyi, where it turns east heading to Niyi and Kawite City with terminus in Soli. The high speed line is about 1,550 km long. There is a conscious effort to expand the railway system, with new lines being added every year, especially to connect the main urban areas, but also in more rural areas. The goal is to promote more environmentally friendly modes of transportation, while also encouraging economic growth.
The educational system in Sanama is a complex network of institutions and programs that serve the diverse needs of the country's population. Since 1707, Sanama has transitioned to a centralized system of education, where the national government has the primary responsibility for setting policies, national standards, lesson plans and regulations that govern the operation of schools and other educational institutions. Mandatory schooling lasts for 13 years, including one year of preschool.
Primary schools are run by local communes and cities. Children in Sanama typically attend elementary school for four years, from the ages of 6 to 10. During this time, they receive a general education that focuses on the basics of reading, writing, mathematics, and science, as well as other subjects such as geography, citizenship and morality and physical education. In addition to these core subjects, students also have the opportunity to take courses in music, art, crafts and health. After completing elementary school, students move on to middle school, which also lasts for four years. During this time, students add subjects on Istvanistani and a foreign language, history, worldview and livelihood education.
Following four years of middle school, students move on to secondary school, called high school. Here students specialize in a particular area of study, such as science, mathematics, humanities, or the arts, while maintaining classes in other subjects. At the end of secondary school, students take a comprehensive examination, known as the Secondary School Examination (SSEX), which determines their eligibility to attend college or university.
In Sanama, there are a wide range of higher education options available, including public and private universities, colleges, and trade schools. Public universities are typically larger and offer a broader range of programs, while private institutions may be smaller and more specialized. Some of the most prestigious universities in Sanama are known for their high standards of academic excellence and their research-oriented programs.