|[[|250px|Location of Sanama|frameless]]|
|Largest cities||Niyi, North Nee City, West Fatehpur Sikri|
|Official religion(s)||None; Atheism, Somanes, traditional religions, Cedrism common|
|Government||Transitional government from military junta|
|- Executive||Interim government|
|- Legislature||Interim government|
|Establishment||7.VII.1671 (democratic federation)|
12.XV.1678 (military junta)
14.IV.1679 (interim government)
|Currency||Natopian natopo (₦)|
Currently only known as Sanama after the fall of the self-proclaimed King Adalwolf Hiedler, Sanama is the name given to the areas in southeastern Benacia that were taken over by the Sanilla and Amarra Liberation Army for Democracy after the Kalirion Fracture. It was a representative and direct democracy, operating under a federal system where the cantons are sovereign entities and enjoy a large degree of autonomy. In 1678, the constitutional order was toppled by Adalwolf Hiedler in the 1678 Sanaman coup d'etat that established a military junta. He was toppled in the Lakhesis Incident in IV.1679 and democracy was reinstituted. These areas are home to the Sanis and Amas, two closely related ethnicities, as well as the Cisamarrese and various Istvanistani-speaking peoples.
Main article: History of Sanama
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 also pushed forward towards Twoggle, since that area of the Lachmodan coast is majority Sani. 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 also 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 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 is 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.
Main article: Geography of Sanama
Sanama has a tropical to arid climate. The equatorial vortex sends water saturated air northwards. When the hot air meets the cooler air over land, it releases large amounts of rain that become less prominent farther north. When the precipitation is released, the now hot air contributes to the drylands in the north and northeast. The vortex then pulls this hot dry air southwards. The south and west is dominated by wetlands and rain forest, the middle by broad-leaved tree forests and savannah, while the north and northeast shift from steppe to desert.
Main article: Government of Sanama
The aspiration is to establish a democratic federation in Sanama, based on local self government. Until that can be achieved, the SALAD governs the areas under its control. It operates under a system with dual leadership, one man and one woman, and where possible, one Sani and one Ama. The executive, legislative and judicial power is temporarily vested in the National Revolutionary Council. The council is chaired by Takir Koshë, a Sani man, and Delah Nihor, an Ama woman. The council is selected from the SALAD and the traditional clan leadership.
Main article: Administrative divisions of Sanama
Sanama is divided into 69 cantons.
Main article: Sanaman law
- Evolution since independence.
- Shirerithian legacies.
- "Nuclear option" Article 51: "The Federation only undertakes tasks that the Cantons are unable to perform or which require uniform regulation by the Federation."
- General principles and relationship between federal and cantonal law.
- Trends towards more federal legislation.
- Role of referenda.
Main article: Languages of Sanama
Sanama is a multicultural country with several indigenous languages. The plurality language, spoken by a third of the population, is Sani. The closely related Ama language is spoken by more than a fifth of the people, while Cisamarrese is spoken by around eight percent. The remaining part of the population speaks Istvanistani, Praeta and several other domestic and immigrant languages. The Estarisan language is spoken on the island of Estarisa (Azarea) to the southeast where it is the official language. It was during the Shirerithian occupation considered to be a dialect of Sani, but is now being reclassified as a language in its own right due to it not being mutually intelligible with either Sani or Ama.
Sani, Ama, Istvanistani and Cisamarrese are designated as official languages on the federal level. On the cantonal level, each canton is free to choose its own official languages, as is every commune and district. Due to a lack of interest from the former colonial power, the actual number of speakers of the various languages was somewhat unclear until the census of 1674 was undertaken across the country.
Sanama is a religiously diverse country with no one religion dominating. Cedrism is popular among the Istvani and Praeta speaking people. It also has numerous followers from the Sani and Ama due to being promoted during imperial rule. A large number of Sani and Ama follow the traditional religion Somanes which is heavily influenced by Cedrism. A significant minority also profess no religion or atheism.
There is no national Sanaman culture, although the federal government is promoting values based on humanism, democracy, pluralism, egalitarianism and tolerance. Cultural and ethnic identity is closely related to language, but there are people identifying as one ethnicity while speaking another language, mostly Istvani. This is a remnant from Istvani being considered a prestige language during imperial rule.
Transportation in Sanama is largely done by road, both private travel for citizens and tourists, as well as commercial traffic. Air Sanama provides domestic flights between the largest cities, as well as international destinations. Sanama also inherited a derelict and largely unuseable railway network from Shireroth. There are plans to essentially build a new network, sharing gauge with the other members of the South Benacian Community. The cities of Fatehpur Sikri, Niyi and Acquecalde also have tram networks, although the rolling stock and infrastructure in all three cities are old and in need of maintenance and repair.