|The Wechua Nation|
|Motto: Huñusqa Nasyunkuna (United Always)|
|Update 16.1.2 & after.|
|Largest city||Auquimarca, Rimarima.|
|Official language(s)|| Wechu (90%)|
the Common Tongue (75%)
|Official religion(s)|| the Faith of Inti (75%)|
|Government||Divine, Absolute Monarchy|
|- Sapa Wechua||Manco Cápac|
|- Inkap Rantin||Kayara Mayhuasca Soncco|
|- Legislature||Council of the Realm|
|Establishment||7 January 2018|
|- Active||1 active citizen|
|National website||The Wechua Nation|
|National forum||The Wechua Nation|
|National food||Native Potato|
The Wechua Nation (Wechu: Tawantinsuyu, lit. "The Four Regions"), is a nation in central Keltia composed of the Keltian native Wechua people. Its administrative and political center is located in the city of Parap. The Wechua Nation arose from the highlands of Central Keltia, namely the Mount Lacara area.
- 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 name of the country is a descriptive term indicating a union of four regions.
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.
Main article: History of the Wechua Nation
The Wechua nation is one of the oldest nations in the 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 the most indigenous people of the continent.
The current Wechua nation was preceded by centuries of domination under several powers and then a period of state failure in the Keltian Green. The first inception of the Wechua nation was quickly engulfed by the more advanced Atteran Empire. The Atteran Empire quickly seized control of vast swathes of central Keltia.
To submit the Wechua to their control, the Atteran Empire engaged in a mass shipment of Wechua people to 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 in 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.
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 current sovereign and independent Wechua state around Mount Lacara for the first time in the history of the Wechua people.
The Wechua people are noted for their monumental architecture, especially the construction of an extensive Wechua road network reaching western Keltia that is also in use in Caputia, as its key artery, the Via Wechua, crosses through most of that nation, reaching Zalae via the Old Zalae Bridge and continuing into Western Keltia through the Lewis Bridge into Hamland. They are also known for their ancient aqueduct projects in San Luis that still supply water to southern regions of the country. 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 created the Empire of the Alexandrians.
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 provinces, their pre-conquest boundaries typically intact. The continuation of provincial dress was encouraged, serving the function of a social marker. Forcibly resettled populations were likewise not encouraged to assimilate into neighboring, indigenous populations.
The War of Four Sapas
Main article: The War of the Four Sapas
The War of Four Sapas was a civil war in the Wechua nation that lasted for 11 years. The war was waged between the four sons of the late Wechuan ruler Sapa Wechua Inca Roca for the Wechuan 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.
To end the war, the last two surviving brothers surrendered their claims to the Wechuan throne and submitted it for the election of the Wechuan people. This cemented the election of the Sapa Wechua by the nobles of the country. For the last two hundred years, Wechuan nobles have elected members of the Capac family to occupy the Wechuan throne, also known as the Throne of the Sun.
The Wechu Border Wars
Main article: 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. This included 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.
The Hammish Civil War
Main article: Hammish Civil War
The Wechua nation, under the leadership of one of its most beloved leaders, Sapa Wechua Atahualpa, sought to provide support to the nascent government of Interim Prime Minister Donat Ravaillac. 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 during the height of the civil war.
The Reign of Manco Cápac
After the death of the beloved Atahualpa, a council of nobles and community leaders met in 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. Manco Cápac immediately moved to reform 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 Ratin leading the Cabinet.
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", deep 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.
It was under the direction of Inkap Ratin Kayara Mayhuasca Soncco that the Wechua Nation officially set its claims and earned international recognition. As Caputia retreated from some of its territory, the Wechua Nation expanded into the Franja Transversal del Oeste to ensure security and order in the Green between Caputia and the Wechua nation. It is currently governed directly by the Wechuan military on behalf of the Sapa Wechua.
Government and Politics
The Sapa Wechua is Inti's designate to rule the Wechua Nation. He is elected by the Holy Electoral College from among the Capac family to succeed to the Throne of the Sun for life. The Sapa Wechua appoints an Inkap Ratin to serve as his Chief Minister and Viceroy. The Sapa Wechua also appoints Ministers of Government to advise Him in all affairs of State and serve with the Inkap Ratin.
There is a Council of the Realm that serves as the national legislature. Members of the Council of the Realm are popularly elected and are allowed to serve consecutive terms. Each region plus the cities of Parap and Rimarima elected one noble and one commoner to represent them. The Holy Electoral College, composed of several nobles, community leaders, and members of the Capac family, must approve the noble candidates for all the seats for the voters to pick from. All of these nobles are vetted for loyalty to the Sapa Wechua, service, and talents. Commoner seat candidates are elected in an instant-runoff popular election in their areas. Elections to the Council of the Realm occur every five years. Bills may be proposed by either the executive or the legislative branch; they become law after being passed by the Council and assented by the Sapa Wechua.
The judiciary is nominally independent, though political intervention into judicial matters has been common throughout history and arguably continues in modern day.
Voting is compulsory for all citizens aged 17 to 70. Political parties are forbidden, but many of those serving in the Council of the Realm are members of Political Clubs aligned around various causes and ideologies.
Political Clubs and Pressure Groups
Main article: Political Clubs and Pressure Groups of the Wechua Nation
- Liberal Club
- Inti's Union of Faithful
- Social Democratic Club
- National Club
- National Teacher's Union
- Conservative Club
- National Business Chamber
- Mining Union
- Guild of Building Trades
Main article: Foreign Relations of the Wechua Nation.
Wechuan foreign relations have historically been dominated by the important relationship with neighboring Caputia.
Military and law enforcement
Main article: Military of the Wechua Nation.
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 an agreement with Caputia for naval access at the port of San Francisco. They have a small naval base east of the city that houses all eight of its ships and three submarines.
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 Ratin and members of the Council of the Realm, and maintains and operates an internal secure communications system for the Wechuan Government.
Main article: Economy of the Wechua Nation
The Wechua Nation employs central planning, although it still has a substantial internal market economy. Its main trade partners are Caputia, Shireroth, Natopia, Coria, Senya and Xang Muang. Its currency is called the Sol ($).
While there is a substantial trading and merchant class, most households outside of the large cities live in a traditional economy. Households are required to pay taxes, which can be paid with currency (usually in Sols or Laurels), or in the form of the mit'a (mandatory public service in the society of the Wechua Nation) corvée labor, military obligations, or though 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 feasts. The economy rested on the material foundations of the vertical archipelago, a system of ecological complementarity in accessing resources and the cultural foundation of ayni, the native 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 the cities and political centers. It is policy of the Wechua Nation to store food and other commodities which could be distributed to their armies, officials, conscripted laborers, and, in times of need, to the populace. The uncertainty of agriculture at the high altitudes which comprises most of the country was among the factors which probably stimulated the construction of large numbers of qullqas.
National economic policy has varied widely over the past decades. At the beginning of the reign of Sapa Wechua Ayhuasca, a series of radical reforms were introduced, which included agrarian reforms, the expropriation of some foreign companies, and a large expansion of the already large state-owned sector. Some of these reforms were not changed until the first days of Inkap Ratin 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.
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. Trade is expected to increase further after the implementation of several trade agreements with Caputia, Shireroth, and Natopia.
The Wechua Nation's main exports are marble, foodstuffs, natural gas, 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 Zalae (Caputia), Haraldsborg (Stormark), Keybir-Aviv (Caputia), Xang Khong (Xang Muang), Elijah's Rest (Natopia), and Nijima (Hoenn). 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, and main international airports in Wechua are Parap International Airport in Parap, and Rimarima International Airport in Rimarima.
The Wechua Nation possesses an extensive but aged rail system, all in 1000 mm gauge, consisting of two disconnected 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 counts with about 5,210,200 inhabitants. Its demographic growth rate declined from 2.6% to 1.6% during the last twenty years.
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.
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.
Main article: Faith of Inti.
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 Wechuas. 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 through out 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 Fourth Edict of Ayhuasca in 1165. 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.
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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.
Wechuan cuisine blends Wechua and Caputian food with strong influences from Alexandrian cooking. The varied climate allows the growth of diverse plants and animals good for cooking.
In pre-Wechuan times, musical expressions varied widely in each region, and they have greatly influenced modern Wechuan music.
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.