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|The Wechua Nation|
|Motto: Huñusqa Nasyunkuna (United Always)|
|Update 16.1.2 & after.|
|Largest city||Auquimarca, Rimarima, Judah, Huancavelica, San Luis, and San Francisco|
|Official language(s)||Wechu (90%)|
the Common Tongue (75%)
|Government||Divine, Absolute Monarchy|
|- Sapa Wechua||Manco Cápac|
|- Inkap Rantin||Vicaquirao Alvarez|
|- Legislature||Council of the Realm|
|Establishment||7 January 2018|
|Population||26,637,872 (1683 AN)|
|National website||The Wechua Nation|
|National forum||The Wechua Nation|
|National food||Native Potato|
|National tree||Breadfruit Tree|
The Wechua Nation (Wechu: Tawantinsuyu, lit. "The Four Regions"), is a landlocked nation in central Keltia composed of the Keltian native Wechua people. Its administrative and political center is located in the city of Parap, the cultural and political center of the Wechua people. The Wechua Nation arose from the highlands of Central Keltia, namely the Mount Lacara area. The largest city and principal industrial center is Rimarima, located in a mostly flat region in the south of the country.
The Wechua Nation is a constitutionally unitary state, divided into four regions. Its geography varies from the mountainous center (characterized by Mount Lacara) to its Western and Southern Lowlands. It is bordered by the Bassarid Empire to the south and west, by the Keltian Green to its north and to its east, its largest neighbor, Gran Verionia. The First Wechua Kingdom lasted from 1657 until 1668 AN, when the country became a failed state after enduring civil and political strife and the destabilizing rapid spread of the White Plague through the country. The White Plague also led to the collapse of the Wechua's largest neighbor and regional benefactor, Caputia in 1668. This period of mass socioeconomic and political upheaval is called the Wechua Sorrow.
The country's population, estimated at 26,637,872 in the National Census of XI.1682 AN, is multiethnic and includes the native and predominant Wechua, Caputians, Alexandrians, and other small native Keltian population groups. The racial and social segregation that arose from the institutionalization of Wechua supremacy over the last 200 years of Wechua history has continued to the modern era and has fostered social unrest and conflict within the country throughout its history.
The Wechua Nation is a member of the Raspur Pact and it is considered a developing country. In 1673, the government-in-exile led by Sapa Wechua Manco Capac based out of Nivardom, Constancia, was able to return to Parap with the full backing of the diplomatic, financial, and political efforts of the Raspur Pact. The Sapa Wechua re-imposed order and governance and founded the Second Wechua Kingdom. This period of Wechua history is commonly referred to as "the Restoration", with the return of Manco Cápac widely considered a welcome moment of national resurgence and resiliency.
The Wechua Nation had a poverty level of 56.6% at the time of its refounding in 1673. Years of civil war, famine, and disease destroyed parts of the basic infrastructure and the roads that previous Wechua monarchs and governments had built and maintained. As of 1682, it has dropped to 23.90%. Its main economic activities include agriculture, forestry, mining, and manufacturing goods such as textiles and clothing. The Wechua Nation is rich in natural gas and marble.
- 1 Etymology
- 2 History
- 3 Geography
- 4 Government and Politics
- 5 Economy
- 6 Infrastructure
- 7 Demographics
- 8 Culture
- 9 Education
- 10 See Also
The Wechua name for the country is Tawantinsuyu, which means “the four suyu”. In Wechua, tawa is four and -ntin is a suffix that names a group, so that tawantin is a quartet, a group of four things taken together, in this case representing the four main regions of the country.
The four suyu are:
- Chinchaysuyu (the north, based in the holy city of Taulliraju),
- Antisuyu (east, based in Aquimarca),
- Qullasuyu (south, based in the city of Rimarima),
- and Kuntisuyu (west, based in Parap).
The term Wechua means “People of the Llamas” in the Wechu language. Originally, the term referred to the ruling class of the country, but as time passed, it became a way to refer to the people of the Tawantinsuyu as a whole.
The Wechua nation is one of the oldest nations in the Micran continent of Keltia. It has lived around Mount Lacara for centuries, creating their civilization in its altitudes. It is deemed by most Keltian history scholars to be among some of the most indigenous people of the continent.
It should be noted that when the word nation is used without a capital letter, it is referring to the Wechua people, rather than the Wechua Nation, referring to the country and its name. The current Wechua nation has endured centuries of domination under several powers and then a period of state failure in the Keltian Green. The first inception of a Wechua nation was quickly engulfed by the more advanced Atteran Empire, which dominated Keltia for many years. To further submit the Wechua to their control after a series of revolts, the Atteran Empire engaged in a mass shipment of Wechua people to the lands of western Keltia. This created what is known in Wechua culture as the "Western Keltian Graft", a largely nomadic society that moved often around the Green in western Keltia before they were integrated into the Vanderveer Reich. These Wechuans held on to basic tenets of the original Wechua culture but largely have developed their own version of the language, called Coastal Wechu. Over the centuries and with heavy subsidies provided by the Wechua government, the Coastal Wechu began a large wave of migration that resulted in their resettlement in the southern regions of the Wechua Nation, mainly around the country's largest port, San Francisco.
The Wechua nation has survived harsh conditions and circumstances aided by the conditions that allowed the creation of various foods, mainly the staple food called chuño. The llama became the prevailing pack animal for the Wechua people and can be found in their largest numbers around Mount Lacara. Agricultural innovations in a difficult environment and the level of organization and management by its early governments ensured the continued development and growth of the Wechua people for centuries.
The Wechua are unique in that their ancient ancestors lacked many features associated with many of the civilizations of Micras. Ancient Wechua lacked the use of wheeled vehicles, animals that could pull wagons and plows, lacked knowledge of iron and steel and most remarkably, a system of writing. Despite these perceived handicaps, the Wechua built a society and a culture that led to the creation of the First Wechua Kingdom in 1657 AN, the first time the Wechua people had an internationally recognized state. The current sovereign and independent Wechua state around Mount Lacara is the successor of that first Kingdom, commonly referred to as the Second Wechua Kingdom, founded in 1673 AN after a period of state failure from 1668 to 1673 AN.
The Wechua people are noted for their monumental architecture, especially the construction of an extensive Wechua road network reaching western Keltia that was also in use in Caputia, as its key artery, the Via Wechua, crossed through most of that nation. Until the collapse of Cauptia in 1668, the Via Wechua reached Zalae via the Old Zalae Bridge and continued into Western Keltia through the Lewis Bridge well into Caputia. They are also known for their ancient aqueduct projects in the city of San Luis that still supply water to many of the country's southern regions. They are also known for their finely-woven textiles and the traditional use of knotted strings called quipu for record-keeping and communication.
Later civilizations that came to dominate the Wechua, according to MCS map archives, are many, among them, were the Federal Free Republic, Aerlig and later the Grand Commonwealth, and the ancient Madlandians who eventually migrated to Cibola and founded Alexandria.
The operational aspect of the early Wechua nation rested upon the tools of assimilation of nobility and the perpetuation of parochial differences. The formal education in Parap of the children of noble families from recently acquired territories disseminated fluency in Wechua, national law, and bureaucratic practices. Families which previously held political position were integrated into the Wechua bureaucracy and traditional tribal areas of settlement integrated as Regions, their pre-conquest boundaries typically intact. The continuation of the provincial dress was encouraged, serving the function of a social marker.
The Hammish Civil War
The government of the Sapa Wechua Atahualpa sought to provide support to the nascent government of Interim Prime Minister Donat Ravaillac in 1654 AN. After the assassination of Donat Ravaillac and the flight of Regina Ravaillac to Monovia, the policy was changed to provide support to the Ravaillac Loyalists and the National Salvation Front. As Pallisican support of the National Salvation Front grew and many of Caputia's labor unions began to rally support around the National Salvation Front, the Wechua government's support switched to favoring groups like the Ravaillac Loyalists, the Israat Loyalists, and the United Monovia Congress.
The War of Four Sapas
The War of the Four Sapas was a civil war in the Wechua nation that lasted for 11 years (1596-1607) and led to the establishment of the first Wechua Kingdom in 1657 AN. The war was waged between the four sons of the late Wechua ruler Sapa Wechua Inca Roca for the Wechua throne. The war devastated the country and reached a bloody stalemate in its fifth year, where the evenly matched strengths of four brothers saw each one of them installed in the throne as Sapa, only for another to rise and overthrow the other in a year or two.
To end the war, the last two surviving brothers surrendered their claims to the Wechua throne at the behest of the influential clergy of the national church, the Faith of Inti. Both brothers were submitted in an election for the people to choose, the beginning of an organic Wechua tradition of democracy and consensus in governance and policy.
The Wechu Border Wars
The Wechu Border Wars were a series of military operations conducted by the military of the Wechua Nation to secure its borders on the onslaught of nomadic tribes of the central Keltian Green (1658-1662). This included a campaign against the Commonwealth of Hamland for the security of its western borders and a campaign to defend the east from waves of Qeyteraran mercenaries to the east.
The Reign of Manco Cápac
After the death of the beloved Cápac Yupanqui, a large council of nobles, Intian clergy, business leaders, major labor and welfare leaders, and other community leaders from the Wechua people met in the city Huichajanca and elected his 25-year-old grandson, Manco Cápac as the new Sapa Wechua.
Before the succession of Manco Cápac, next to the Sapa Wechua was the High Priest of the Sun, who more or less due to his oversight and control over the large religious land patrimony in the country was the second in command. At the accession of Manco Cápac in 1670 AN, he reformed the organization of the government and named an Inkap Rantin, or a Chief Minister, to help lead the Wechua government. A Cabinet divided among several Ministries was created and Ministers were appointed to serve the Sapa Wechua, with the Inkap Rantin leading the Cabinet. The reforms laid the groundwork for the formation of the modern Wechua state.
It was under the direction of Inkap Rantin Kayara Mayhuasca Soncco that the Wechua Nation officially set its claims and earned international recognition in 1673 AN As Caputia retreated from some of its territories, the Wechua Nation expanded into the Franja Transversal del Oeste to ensure security and order in the Green between Caputia and the Wechua Nation as the former began to retreat in territorial size in exchange to fuel its expansion around Lake Morovia and the Strait of Haifa. It was governed directly by the Wechuan military on behalf of the Sapa Wechua, but it was later moved to join Caputian-Wechua administration.
While maintaining the divine right claim of the Sapa Wechua to the Throne of the Sun and the Capac family status as a "holy and royal family, descendants of Inti", constitutional reforms were enacted that created a legislature called the Council of the Realm composed of nobles and commoners: a noble and a commoner from the city of Rimarima; a noble and a commoner from the city of Parap; two nobles and two commoners from each of the four regions.
The Wechua Spring began in 1661 AN as a wave of both violent and non-violent demonstrations, protests, and riots, mainly in the cities of Apurimaq and Rimarima. These protests had as their root causes high unemployment, high food and fuel prices, and growing dissatisfaction with the Government of Inkap Rantin Kayara Mayhuasca Soncco. In Transmissions of these violent clashes in Wechua TV between protesters and government forces in Apurimaq and Rimarima triggered larger demonstrations in other cities like Parap, Auquimarca, and Huichajanca.
The government crackdown fueled the development of an armed uprising centered on the cities of Apurimaq and Rimarima. Wechua citizens heralded the arrival of Wechua social media (heavily influenced from neighboring Caputia's technological, social, and economic trends) as an important driving force behind the swift spread of the revolt around the country. This led to a massive government response that shut down many social media or messaging sites or even cut off from internet service entirely.
Conflict with neighboring Caputia further complicated the national uprising and the precarious position of the Sapa Wechua. With overwhelming support from the Raspur Pact, government forces were eventually triumphant over the Communist guerilla forces and radicalized protesters. A political power struggle followed the end of the Wechua Spring, resulting in a contentious political battle between a consolidation of power by moderate political forces like the Social Democrat Club. The Wechua Peace Accords, brokered between the warring forces by the Raspur Pact, set a standard for national reconciliation and led to institutional reforms that liberalized the government as part of a comprehensive national peace and political settlement in 1666.
The Wechua State collapses, victim of the White Plague
Following the end of the Wechua Spring, the reforms instituted by the Sapa Wechua at the behest of the massing liberal forces in the country triggered a national backlash where counterreform and conservative forces formed several armed militias and coalesced around the Conservative and Royalist Club and its military arm, the Army of Inti. These forces, fed further by support from right-wing Caputian elements, tried to stage a coup d’etat, called the Counterrevolution, that was ruthlessly crushed in the streets of Parap by the Tawantinsuyu, supported by ESB Keltia and the Raspur Pact.
The arrival of the White Plague soon after the end of fighting in the Counterrevolution further stripped the remnants of order and stability from the Wechua Nation. Soon fighting broke out in the streets as key medical supplies and important health infrastructure were completely overwhelmed as the plague decimated the country.
The plague, occurring concurrently with a campaign of political subversion directed against Haifa by the Bassarid Empire, ravaged Keltia so badly that it led directly to the sudden and catastrophic collapse of neighboring Caputia. But not weeks after the full collapse of Caputia, the Wechua state also completely descended into chaos as it ran out of resources, manpower, funding, and morale to continue governing the country.
This triggered the mass exodus of Wechuans to other countries, mainly Constancia, Alduria, Ransenar, Natopia, Nijima, and Craitland. The Sapa Wechua and most of the government of the Wechua Nation followed the remnants of the Tawantinsuyu into exile. A government-in-exile settled in the city of Nivardom, Constancia. During this time in exile, the Sapa Wechua led controversial and thorough reforms to organize and reform the new Wechua Kingdom in Keltia.
In the ensuing collapse of the central government, residents reverted to local forms of conflict resolution, either secular, traditional or Royal law, with a provision for appeal of all sentences. The legal structure in the country was thus divided along three lines: civil law, religious law, and customary law. There was effectively no formal monocentric government law in the Wechua Nation. While some urban areas such as Parap, Rimarima, and Apurimaq built private police forces and private institutions to maintain order, many Wechua simply returned to the traditional clan-based structures for local governance – just as the country had been prior to the rise of Manco Capac to the throne.
Following the onset of the White Plague and the collapse of the Wechua Nation, the surviving members of the Tawantinsuyu placed themselves at the disposal of the Sacrifices of Butauros, the anti-Bassarid resistance network maintained by the Raspur Pact from bases in Normark. The first task of the new alliance was to lead to the coast those Wechua who wished to escape the persistent pressure of Bassaridic expansionism and emigrate to Natopian Tapfer or Constancian Eura.
- Wechua Spring
- Results and aftermath of the Wechua Spring
- The Counterrevolution, rival claimant, claim that Capac has lost "divine favor"
- Collapse of Caputia, White Plague marches through the country
- Capac is ousted by the Counterrevolution, government-in-exile formed in Nivardom, Constancia
- Wechua Exodus
- Counterrevolution causes protracted lack of a permanent central authority as factions within it begin to fight each other, Wechua begins to be characterized as a "failed state", warlordism, reversion to old local governance systems of clans and tribes.
- Renewed support from the Raspur Pact for the Government-in-exile leads to the re-formation/re-group of the Wechu armed forces, full assault against the Counterrevolution begins, encouraged by uprisings in the old Wechu cities, rise of the popular pro-Capac Mama Llaqta (Mother Nation) movement, the siege of Parap.
- Increased direct support from the nascent Aldurian state in Eura (and the Wechua diaspora) and Constancia leads to the restoration and re-establishment of the Wechua Nation, Parap falls to government forces, the Transitional National Government is formed by Manco Cápac.
- Reconsecration of Manco Cápac, establishment of the new Wechua Nation, declare "a national Restoration".
Modern Wechua Kingdom
Government and Politics
The Wechua Nation is a unitary state, with a parliamentary democracy and a constitutional monarchy. The King of the Wechua Nation, also known as the Sapa Wechua, is the monarch and the head of state. The Sapa Wechua is considered by Wechua tradition to be the designated of the Sun God Inti to rule the Wechua Nation. The throne is confined upon the heirs, successors, and designates of the current Sapa Wechua Manco Cápac.
The Restoration of the Wechua Nation included expansion into old Caputian lands as well as the recovery of the lands from the former Franja Transversal del Oeste. This resulted in the creation of the Special Region of Roanne. In recognition of a growing Alexandrian and Caputian minority, the Sapa Wechua invited Julia Noir, the leader of the national Alexandrian and Caputian Party to serve as its first regional Governor. She will run for election in her own right to serve as Regional Governor, or Apu, in the Wechua general election of 1683.
|The Regions (Suyu) of the Wechua Nation|
|Name of Region (Suyu)||Map||Capital||Governor||Seal||Population|
|Chinchaysuyu||Arequipa||Jose "Pancho" Villaverde||5,876,128|
|Antisuyu||Taulliraju||Amaru Quelka Allccarima||3,177,238|
|Kuntisuyu||Parap||Nina Caipa Pinchi||8,287,198|
|Special Region of Roanne|
The Sapa Wechua appoints a Prime Minister, also known as the Inkap Rantin, to serve as the head of government. The Sapa Wechua also appoints Ministers of Government to advise him in all affairs of State and serve with the Inkap Rantin. These appointments are made in consultation and advice of the Inkap Rantin.
The legislature of the Wechua Nation is the Council of the Wechua Nation. Members of the Council of the Wechua Nation are called Royal Councillors and are popularly elected. They are also allowed to serve consecutive terms. There are 301 Royal Councillors.
The judiciary is nominally independent, though political intervention into judicial matters has been common throughout Wechua history and arguably continues in the modern day. The highest judicial organ of the Wechua Nation is the High Court of Justice of the Wechua Nation.
Voting is compulsory for all citizens aged 17 to 70. Political parties were forbidden until the Restoration. The previously established political clubs and pressure groups were courted to join the efforts of nascent democratic parties as the nation became more politically organized after the return of Manco Cápac.
Political Clubs and Pressure Groups
For hundreds of years, the most important relationship the Wechua maintained diplomatically wasthe relationship with neighboring Caputia. The relationship between ranged from contentious to harmonious all the way up to the collapse of that nation due to the White Plague pandemic.
Since the collapse of Caputia, the Wechua Nation has concentrated its foreign involvement into the Raspur Pact. Through the Pact, the Wechua Nation obtained free access to the large foreign markets and opened the country to greater foreign investment especially from Constancia, Ransenar, Alduria and the UGB, as well as diplomatic and military cooperation with regional Keltian partners. The main impediment for its relations with the Raspur Pact allies is the location of the country in relation to the rest of the Raspur Pact states, though maritime trade is largely conducted through the coastal port of San Francisco (mainly with Talenore, Constancia and Alduria).
An Imperial Constancian Embassy was established at Parap in 1676 , at the old site of the Royal Constancian Embassy. To date, the Imperial Constancian Embassy is the largest embassy in Parap. It is followed by the Aldurian Embassy as the second largest and the Natopian Embassy as the third largest. Embassies and consulates in the city of Parap are contained in an upscale and well-developed neighborhood in Parap called Hanaq Sacha.
Military and law enforcement
The Wechuan Armed Forces are the military services of the Wechua Nation, comprising independent Army, Navy and Air Force components. Their primary mission is to safeguard the independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of the country. As a secondary mission they participate in economic and social development as well as in civil defense tasks. The armed forces are subordinate to the Ministry of Defense and to the Sapa Wechua as Commander-in-Chief.
Despite being landlocked, the Wechua Nation has aspirations towards establishing a permanent naval presence. To this end it has an agreement with Caputia for naval access at the port of San Francisco. They had a small naval base east of the city that housed eight patrol vessels and three submarines, until these were seized by the government of Royston Merrick during the Wechua Spring. The Wechua have since received custodianship of an ancient Shirerithian diesel submarine as a piece of military aid from the Imperial Republic given under the auspices of the Raspur Pact. A technical mission has been sent to the MoMA Station Sabatini, as of 1666, to take possession of the vessel.
The National Police of Wechua is often classified as a part of the armed forces. Although in fact it has a different organization and a wholly civil mission, its training and activities as an anti-terrorist force have produced markedly military characteristics, giving it the appearance of a virtual fourth military service with significant land, sea and air capabilities. The National Police reports through the Ministry of Interior.
The Department of State Security serves as the Wechua secret police. Its stated purpose is to guarantee the safety of the Wechua Nation against both internal and external enemies. It maintains a vast network of citizens turned informants, and fights opposition by overt and covert measures, including hidden psychological destruction of dissidents. Its Directorate for Reconnaissance is responsible for both espionage and for conducting covert operations in the Keltian Green, and possibly in foreign nations. Its Main Department for Communications Security and Personnel Protection provides personal security for the Sapa Wechua, the Inkap Rantin, and members of the Council of the Realm, and maintains and operates an internal secure communications system for the Wechuan Government.
The Wechua Nation employs central planning, although it still has a substantial internal market economy. Its main trade partners are Constancia, Alduria, Natopia, Ransenar, Senya, and the UGB. Its currency is called the Sol ($).
While there are a settled and large noble and middle socioeconomic classes in the country, most households outside of the large cities live in a largely traditional economy, primarily engaged in agriculture, mining, or manufacturing. Wechua households are required to pay taxes, which can be paid with currency (usually in Sols or Natopos), or in the form of the mit'a (mandatory public service in the society of the Wechua Nation) corvée labor, military obligations, or through barter.
In return, the state provides security, food in times of hardship through the supply of emergency resources, large civil work projects, and agricultural projects (e.g. aqueducts and terraces) to increase productivity, and occasional national feasts. The economy rests on the material foundations of the "vertical archipelago", a system of ecological complementarity in accessing resources and the cultural foundation of ayni, the Wechua agricultural economic model of accessing and distributing resources.
The government administers a large network of qullqas, Wechua for storehouses, a large network of storage buildings found along roads and near cities, military bases, and political centers. It is the policy of the Wechua Nation to maintain a national stockpile of key resources, store food, and other commodities that could be distributed to their armies, officials, conscripted laborers, and, in times of need, to the populace. The Wechua Nation faces the uncertainty of agriculture at the high altitudes, which comprise most of the country, among the many other crucial factors which probably stimulated the construction of large numbers of qullqas and the development of this network of resource sharing and storage.
National economic policy has varied widely over the history of the Wechua Nation. At the beginning of the reign of Sapa Wechua Ayhuasca, a series of radical reforms were introduced, which included key agrarian reforms, expropriation of some foreign companies that had control of important national resources, and a large expansion of the already large state-owned sector. Some of these reforms were not changed until the first days of Inkap Rantin Kayara Mayhuasca Soncco's liberalizing Government. He moved to end price controls, protectionism, and most restrictions on foreign direct investment. Other economic reforms like low corporate taxes and a slightly more relaxed regulatory structure have permitted sustained economic growth in the country. It was under his leadership that the Wechua Nation joined the Raspur Pact, which opened the country to one of the largest free trade zones in Micras.
Services account for 53% of the Wechuan gross domestic product, followed by manufacturing (22.3%), extractive industries (15%), and taxes (9.7%). Recent economic growth has been fueled by macroeconomic stability, improved terms of trade, and rising investment and consumption.
As of 1678 AN, the Wechua Nation's main exports are marble, foodstuffs, natural gas, software, pharmaceuticals, weapons, services, and textiles.
The Qhapaq Ñan were the Royal Roads built by previous Sapa Wechuas. Its principal uses were for nobility to spread information and expand the Realm, but was also for soldiers, for transportation of goods, and for private usage. Not only are the Wechuan roads expansive, but are also well planned and maintained, helpd to a common national standard design for the roads throughout the country.
Lodges for travelers have risen all along the road system. Rest stops called tambos were built close to roads with water supplies so that travelers and messengers could have a place to rest and clean water to drink. Military store houses were also built near the roads and kept food for when troops were traveling. Bridges were built across rivers, with markers all over the road system to distinguish different sections of the roads.
The General Directorate of Civil Aeronautics administers a civil aeronautics school called the National Institute of Civil Aeronautics, and two commercial air transport services call Wechua Air and WechuTrans.
WechuTrans (the Wechuan Military Airline) is an airline based in Parap, Wechua. It is the civilian wing of the Wechua Air Force, operating passenger services to remote towns and communities in Wechua.
Wechua Air is the civilian flag carrier of the country and flies to Xang Khong (Xang Muang), Elijah's Rest (Natopia), Nijima (Hoenn), Nivardom (Constancia), and Mercury (Mercury). It is also a a civil transport airline, originally created as a subsidiary company of WechuTrans. Its inventory includes a fleet of Hercules C130 aircraft.
The two largest international airports in the Wechua Nation are Parap International Airport and Rimarima International Airport. Rimarima is the largest airport out of the two.
The Wechua Nation possesses an extensive but aged rail system, all in 1,435 mm gauge (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in), consisting of two interconnected national networks.
The Wechua Nation owns a communications satellite which was offshored/outsourced and launched by the Commonwealth of Hamland (now Caputia) named WechuSat 1. Electrical power advancements include a planned $300 million nuclear reactor developed by the state-owned Electricity of Wechua.
Water supply and sanitation
The water and sanitation sector in the Wechua Nation has made important advances in the last two decades, including the increase of water coverage from 30% to 80%. Sanitation coverage has also increased from 9% to 50% in rural areas. Advances have also been achieved concerning the disinfection of drinking water and in sewage treatment. Nevertheless, many challenges remain, such as:
- Insufficient service coverage;
- Poor service quality which puts the population’s health at risk;
- Deficient sustainability of built systems;
- Tariffs that do not cover the investment and operational costs, as well as the maintenance of services.
The Wechua nation has a population of 8,273,911 inhabitants. Its demographic growth rate declined precipitously from 3.6% in 1664 to 1.2% in 1673. During that time, the nation was struck by the White Plague and a series of civil wars stemming from the end of the Wechua Spring and the ensuing political settlement.
The stress of the vicious civil war further allowed the White Plague to advance and claim the lives of millions of Wechuan citizens.
As of 1657, 65% lived in urban areas and 35% in rural areas. Major cities include the Parap Metropolitan Area (home to 1 million people), Auquimarca and Rimarima; both which reported more than 250,000 inhabitants in the last census (1657).
The Wechua Nation's official languages are Wechu and the Common Tongue, with other languages in areas where they predominate. Wechu is spoken by 90% of the population and the Common Tongue by 75% of the country. Other languages like Alexandrian Fransch, Alexandrian Martino, and Coastal Wechu (Aymara) are spoken by smaller groups.
75% of the population over 12 years old described themselves as Intians (followers of the Faith of Inti), 15% as Melusinian, 5% as members of the Church of Alexandria, and 5.8% to others or non-religious. The majority of towns, cities, and villages have their own official patron deity.
Rimarima has the Melusinian Cathedral of Rimarima and the Church of Our Lady of the Mountains for the Church of Alexandria. Caputian and Alexandrian religious traditions also play a major role in the beliefs of many Wechua. Some religious festivities and celebrations like Corpus Christi, holy week, the Birth of Melusine, and Christmas sometimes blend with native traditions.
Inti Raymi, which is an ancient festival honoring the God Inti, is still celebrated throughout the country and is considered the national festival. Great dances and processions are organized in every town and city of the Realm and they start a pilgrimage to the Holy City of Huichajanca for the yearly national Inti Raymi.
While the official religion of the Wechua State is the Faith of Inti, there is freedom of religion guaranteed by the Wechua Constitution of 1663. The Wechua Nation, however, requires that all religions must register with the state to obtain a license of practice. Once a license of practice is obtained from the state, the church organization becomes tax-exempt, except for a single 4% tax on all church income to help fund national welfare programs and unemployment aid to Wechua citizens.
Wechuan culture is primarily rooted in Wechua and Caputian traditions, though it has also been influenced by other ethnic groups. Its artistic traditions date back to the elaborate pottery, textiles, jewelry, and sculpture of pre-Wechua cultures. The people of the Wechua Nation have maintained these crafts and made great architectural achievements.
Wechuan literature is rooted in the oral traditions of pre-Wechua civilizations. Many of the myths and beliefs of the Faith of Inti started through the oral traditions of these pre-Wechua cultures that lives around Mount Lacara. In pre-Wechuan times, musical expressions varied widely in each region, and they have greatly influenced modern Wechuan music.
Wechuan cuisine blends the native Wechua traditions with Caputian food. It also contains influences from Alexandrian cooking. The varied climate allows the growth of diverse plants and animals good for cooking:
Wechua culture places great emphasis on community and mutual help (ayni). The social system is based on reciprocity: you help your neighbors, they do something for you in return. Some Wechua communities were well enough organized that the guerrillas during the Wechua Spring could make little headway among them. This is part of the political culture of the Realm.
Literacy was estimated at 92.9%; this rate is lower in rural areas (80.3%) than in urban areas (96.3%).
Primary and secondary education are compulsory and free in state-run public schools. Teachers are organized in a single National Teacher's Union (NTU), which is one of the most powerful political pressure groups in the country.
There are two higher-education institutions: the state-run National University at Parap, and the privately-owned University of Rimarima. The National University maintains campuses in Zalae and Aquimarca.
The Faith of Inti maintains a large and prestigious religious college in the holy city of Huichajanca. The largest vocational school in the country is government-owned, called the National Trades College.
Higher Education Institutions:
- National University (Parap, Aquimarca, Zalae);
- University of Rimarima (Rimarima);
- National Trades College (Parap, Aquimarca, Rimarima);
- Most Holy College of Inti (Huichajanca).
The Wechua Nation grants students that have been citizens of the country for at least 16 years a National Student Grant that tends to cover most of the expenses of a four year college education at a nationally-owned University. The standard grant covers tuition, room and board and a limited amount of basic student expenses such as supplies and money for public transportation.