|Federation of the Slokais Islands|
Motto: "A nation within the world"
Anthem: Riseing out of the Seas
|Official languages||English, Spanish, Slokaisian|
|Ethnic groups (2020)||14% Mezacaldo (Mixed-Race)|
8% Kaijanese Arab
2% Kaijanese Indegious
• Independence Conflict
|June 27th 1893|
• Re-Founding of Fedrernation
|January 9th 1970|
|86,816 km2 (33,520 sq mi)|
• Water (%)
|Drives on the||right|
The Federation of Slokais Islands is a federal semi-presidential republic located on the continent of Hespia. Slokais is an archipelago of several major islands and numerous minor islands. A large amount of the population is bilingual or trilingual. It has a population of around 42,000,000, with the three main religions being Christianity, Islam, and Minjian. Slokais borders the Slokais Sea to the north, the Promethean Sea and Mallancaland to the south, and Byzconia to the northwest. The name Slokais comes from the group of people who settled the island between 1,000 and 700 BCE.
History[edit | edit source]
Early History[edit | edit source]
The first humans may have visited the islands around 25,000-20,000 BCE. They were the ancestors of today’s tribes. The name for this period of people is the Pilong Period; they were mostly hunter-gathers with few settlements. The next period was the Ocama Period between 20,000-5,000 BC. There were real settlements, most of which were at Oijan Lake near Puerta Leon. Their buildings were made out of grass and mud bricks therefore they lived near bodies of water. Their villages had around 10 buildings called Kinheys. Each one housed around 10 people with their beds situated around a central fireplace. They also had a language called Ocamain which is similar to the language of the Knan people.
The Ocama people died off because of the arrival of the Slokais who arrived by boat from the mainland. These people are the ancestors of the modern tribes. They arrived from the land this now Laeral bringing the Minjian Faith with them. They began to split off onto different islands though those on San Fernando Island succeeded the most. They were known for their earthen temples especially in Hernando Valley which was the center of their civilization. Around 700 BC was the explosion of rice farming mainly in the lowlands and valleys of the Central Islands. This was the end of Slokais’s early history as many texts began to be written around this time.
The Fall, Winter, and Summer Periods[edit | edit source]
This period began in 323 BCE when the persecuted Haccan People arrived from somewhere in Hespia. They brought with them a modern form of Minjian and a new form of writing. This also had their own language, Haca which is still used today. They also began to build stone villages which helped protect the inhabitants from raids by other groups. Because of this, society bloomed and writing became common. Around this time Minjian built a temple on Mount Hijan in the San Fernando Mountains.
Around the year 100 CE, a massive mini cold period spread through the land destroying the system of farming and putting the country into civil war this area lasted from 120-170. This time lots of towns were destroyed and powerful clans sprang up. The most powerful clans destroyed the smaller ones. This period in history was called the Winter Period and after it ended one kingdom was formed called the Kakan Alliance which brought peace and unity and built a city called Kaijan on Puerta Sol Island. This city for hundreds of years became a trading hub for the world and started the Summer Period which was a time of great peace and knowledge. Also around this time, people began to make indigo and silk as well as herbs and spices. Kaija became a langer and eventually became a walled city. Walled cities began to pop all over the islands. This was the start of the Medieval Period.
The Medieval Period[edit | edit source]
This area began when traders from the Nerian continent began to visit, spreading Islam as well as other religions. The cities of old began to build massive walls to protect themselves from attack. Around this time the Temple of Rock has rebuilt as well as the golden temple complex just outside the city of Kaijan. Around this time raiders ruled the countryside meaning many people came to the cities. However, a group of people known as Hman knights was born. They protected small towns and fought against raiders. They also taught people in villages the martial art Macian which involved lots of using your surroundings to your advantage. In 1210 the book of Haii was written it spawned a group of minjan radicals who believed it as a book of internal law. This new group was not liked by King Chian of Kaijan who began a crusade to rid this group from the map. Therefore they moved onto an island they call Haii island. On San Fernando island an age of inventions began as a canal began connecting the San Fernando river and Toca bay it also spawned the city of Mahan, which became the capital of the fishing industry.
In 1510 a Costenan explorer named Miguel Asado landed at the tip of Masan Island and started on a settlement called San Fernando as they met the native Mahan people who helped them Costena survive and later caused the demise of the Masan People. With that, a wave of the settlement was burned as Slokais descended into civil war. Many warlords fought for local power as a new warlord called Lord Yigan took control and began to work with the Costena to help destroy smaller groups. Therefore Lord Yigan took over and built a city called Newswaca on the land that would become San Jose. This ended a period of innovation and good times as the Hman Knights faded as well.
Modern Times[edit | edit source]
In 1651 the Costenan moved south to set up missions. They included missions at San Jose, San Fernando, and Castillos(New Liverpool). These missions were set up to spread catholicism to the people who they considered savages. Finally, in 1734, a group of bandits attacked San Jose because of this sent an army down from San Fernando to destroy Lord Yigan's army and burn Newswaca to the ground. However, when the Costenan arrived Lord Yigan and his forces had fled leaving the civilians behind to suffer the wrath of the Spanish. In the ensuing battle, an estimated 25,000 people were massacred and the city was burned to the ground. In the ensuing 10 years, the Spanish went around securing its power and looking for Lord Yigan who had fled to Puerta Sol Island. In 1759, a Costenan armada of over 30 warships and 10,000 troops attacked Kaijan. After it was captured a massive army of Slokaisians numbering 15,000 attacked and forced the Spanish back to San Fernando.
The Colony began to grow in size as San Fernando became the colony’s capital and hub which brought trade away from Kaijan. In 1810 the islands were captured by Britain from Costeana after a short conflict in which a British navy captured San Fernando. In the next few years, the island modernized as plantations began to harvest rice and sugarcane as well as indigo. The colonial government established the British Slokaisian Fishing Company to regulate and control fish exports. Meanwhile, New Liverpool became the capital of the country with lots of people moving there and by 1850 over 85,000 people lived there. In 1870 a British army managed to capture Kaijan ending all local control of the islands. The army also destroyed lots of the countryside to build factories as the industrial revolution began to take a full swing. This also created the idea of independence especially among the workers who felt like they were being mistreated. This all came to a head in 1888 when a group of union workers left work and began to storm the Armory at San Jose. In response, the British army came in and massacred over 200 workers and so began the Slokaisian Revolution. Over the next 6 years, workers began to control cities and began to take areas street by street building by building. Finally, in 1894 John Acosta and William Wallace took control of San Fernando and forced the British to grant them independence. The Constitution was then drafted and so began the Republic of the Slokais Islands also known as the First Republic.
In the first election after independence, John Santos of the Left Party became the nation's first president. He is considered the best president in Slokasian History as he established many agencies like the Department of Defense, Department Of Education, and the Department of Workers as well as many others. In 1898 however, stepped down saying that he had made the nation better to the best of his ability. His Replacement was Henry Banks of the Party of the Republic, who had formerly been the Prime Minister. He retained his position until 1911 when he was voted out by his own party for being too liberal on issues. Until the election in 1912, he was replaced by Vincent Manuel who was basically a puppet of the Party higher-ups. In The election however it was Alexander Lin of the Left, the First Part Slokaisan President.
While he was in office he set a series of sweeping reforms including giving women the right to vote as switching parties in 1921 and leading the Socialist Party until he was voted out in 1924 and was replaced by Conservative Party Leader David Longstone. However, in 1926 Workers In Kaijan staged an uprising and established the Republic Of Kaijan. The Conflict lasted until 1930. For the next few years, David Longstone Began to get rid of the checks and balances that limited his power including making elections every 3 years instead of 2. He also reduced the power of the Prime Minister and took control of the Country. However, he was ousted by members of his own party in 1938. The New Leader was Howard Remenez of the Left party who helped rebuild the country until 1950 where he decided not to run again due to him being very old. In 1950 however, Juan Costa became president and undid all the work of Howard Remenez and turned the country more dictatorial while keeping the people happy by making promises of better jobs and equal pay for all. However, in the background he made his opponents disappear as well as creating the Glorious People's Police who were brutal to many people. However, the breaking point was in 1967 when protesters demanded better wages and equality. In response, the GPP went on a crackdown through many cities. On May 19 of that year, rebels appeared out of nowhere and Captured the City Of New Liverpool, and declared the Federation Of the Slokais Islands. Over the Next 4 years, they secured the cities and began to chase the government in exile until finally in 1971 when Federation Troops captured him in the remote northern islands and then put him on trial and then executed Juan Costa by Lethal Injection.
Post-War[edit | edit source]
After the war, the first president of the new federation was Howard Xiang of the Conservative Party who was popular as he lowered taxes and boosted the encomny for many years. Yet in 1984 he was voted out in favor of Joseph Ocsta who was a popular younger Left Party who created many welfares as well as Road and Transit plans as well as luring business to the Islands. However, his more left-leaning views split the party and allowed the Conservative Party to gain control in the elections of 1988 and elected Pablo Smith the first mixed president of slokais. However, he was well-liked as he kept the more radical Conservative under control until in 1994 when the party instead picked Brooke Wellesley, the first female president who ended up winning. But the Process split the party slowly and the by-election of 2000 created utter chaos within the country leading to mass protests. Finally, however, the dust settled and Sean Khan won as the leader of the Centrist Party and was very back and forth on issues but was a strong environmentalist and helped give funding to preserve many historical areas. However, in 2007 armed Rebels took over parts of Kaijan island and created the New Kajian Republic. Sean Khan’s response however was bad and he was voted out in 2008.
He was replaced with Adam Pizarro of the Left who served in the army and ended the war by 2011. However, in 2014 he was replaced by Joseph Zhang of the Centrist Party. However, Joseph Chavez took control from 2016 to 2018 as a Left Party Member however he lost in 2018 and now his new party the National Alliance Party holds the Legislature. He is currently running in the 2020 Slokasian Election. In Late 2020, the Kaijan Insurgency took some of the country leading to a brief civil war in Kaijan. After his win in the 2020 Elections, Joseph Chavez delt with many foreign and internal issues.
Geography[edit | edit source]
Slokais is made up of over 100 islands. However, only 39 have people on them, and of these only 15 have towns on them. Most of the population lives on Kaijan and San Fernando islands and the other islands being empty or sparsely populated. The mountains are key features on both islands as the mountains are cut through by river valleys, which is where most people live on the island.
Departments Provinces and Townships[edit | edit source]
There are 12 Departments are 24 Provinces and 397 Townships. The largest Department is San Fernando with 16 million while the smallest is Nothern Islands with 350,000. The largest province is San Fernando North with 9 million while the smallest is Eastern Isles with 190,000. Most townships are similar in population while the largest by size St Andrews which at 16,000 square miles while little New Liverpool Central is only 4 sq miles.
Slokaisian Provinces: 1, Northern Isles. 2, West Acadia. 3.North Acadia 4.West Acadia 5.West Xiang 6. East Xiang 7. Eastern Isles 8. North Princeton 9. South Princeton 10. Grand Isle 11. Silver Bank 12. Wasscan 13.Silverado 14.Victoria 15. South San Fernando 16. Valleres 17. Hallinan 18. Point Lee 19. Newland 20. San Fernando 21. Puerto Vensas 22. South Kaijan 23.North Kaijan 24. Southern Isles 25. New Liverpool Special District
Cities[edit | edit source]
The Largest Cities are 1.New Liverpool 2. San Fernando 3. Kaijan City 4.San Jose 5. Port Lee 6. Southland 7. Victoria City 8. Honshang 9. Princes City 10. New Brighton. New Liverpool and San Fernando are far above the rest in terms of population, with each having metro areas above 5 million.
Climate and Topography[edit | edit source]
The climate of San Fernando Island is a humid subtropical climate. This is uniform across most of the country except Kaijan Island, which has a tropical monsoon climate. While the northern islands have a more temperate climate. The Highest point in Slokais is Mt Silverado at a height of 12,789 feet or 3898 meters. While the lowest point is at Lake Lugana witch is swamp-like at -7 feet below sea level. Because Slokais is a mountainous country there are many hot springs as well as volcanos mainly in the Blancos Mountains on Kaijan. There have also been many earthquakes as the islands are on the convergence of two tectonic plates. The worst earthquake was in 1977 as an earthquake 6.8 on the Richter scale. The terrain of most islands is split into two parts: the mountains of the central island and grasslands and river valleys cutting through the mountains. The largest ranges are the San Fernando Mountains, Blancos Mountains, and the Western Mountains. The Southernmost point of Slokais is Mai Island witch is a small island with a lighthouse and small plaque 40 miles south of Kaijan. The Northernmost point of Slokais however is Vereal Point which is also the northernmost town in Slokais.
Flora and Fauna[edit | edit source]
The most common type of tree is the Slokaisan Cypress and the San Fernando Fir at higher elevations. Bird-wise the most notable bird is the Slokaisian thrush which is also the national bird and is very well protected. However one can not forget the national animal, the Red Mountain Bear which is known to be found in forests at high elevations. All of this flora and fauna are found in one of Slokais Islands's many National Parks. There are in total 31 of them scattered across the country. The system was founded in 1992 but really expanded by President Sean Khan in the early 2000s. For example, some of the smaller islands are almost 100% protected land. In fact, it's starting to become an issue of people getting lost in these natural areas. So in 2016, the Forest and Mountain Service were formed to help stop this issue from happening.
Food[edit | edit source]
The food of Slokais Islands is inspired by Slokasian which has more seafood and spices to English food which is more focused on grains and soups. The most popular food in Slokais is Cook Up, which is a lot of meat and seafood all mixed together with spices then eaten with rice or noodles. They are usually large and are shared between groups of people. However, a popular snack is Tea Balls, which is tea leaves mixed with nutmeg and fruit like rambutan, mangos, or melon all inside small balls of dough. A popular drink is Venta, which is coffee mixed with a mixture of fruit and sweetened tea, it can be served hot or cold and is served all year round. A popular vegetable dish is Kanman which is carrot, onion, or any other local vegetables mixed into a soup mix the served with noodles. A more fancy dish is Vencinene steak, which is topped with sauce and served with bread. Speaking of bread, the local bread is called Malo bread and is very soft and chewy and is used as a side or to hold meats. Food in Slokais is meant to incorporate whatever is available or local so these dishes can change be region or island. For a Slokaisan, food is to be eaten with others even if you do not know them.
Culture[edit | edit source]
Religion and Race[edit | edit source]
Religion plays a somewhat important part of life in Slokais Islands for those who practice it. of the 41% of people that affiliate themselves with Christianity about 45% are Roman Catholics due to the influences of Costeno though they are not as socially conservative as other Catholics due to the prevalence of the Virgin Mary. 35% is Protestant mostly from England the most famous place of worship the Church of St Willaim of Port Lee had been active since 1803. The other 10% is various other sects. Atheism and general casual attitudes towards religion have contributed to a greater separation of religious matters from government, for example, Sean Khan is a known atheist. Islam had existed in Slokais since the 1400s, currently, they live mostly in Kaijan but there are sizeable populations found in cities, their blend of social conservativism but acceptance of left-leaning economic values had made Muslim Union a key part of the government. The Minjian Fath had existed in Slokais Islands since the 700s, originally from the Hespian Mainland mostly Ren practiced the Minjian Fath in various temples across the country. Zongogism is new to Slokais Islands is a very diverse ethnic base and is popular among the well-educated and religious of Slokais
Despite being very friendly people the mentality seems to apply in the countryside as there is a big issue of religious hate crimes, Muslims are treated the worst due to them being thought of as being associated with the NRK. the racial breakdown is
For a long time, Blancos were the largest racial group however that has decreased as both Mixed and Spanish being the largest growing racial groups. In a few years, the amount of young people has grown as the number of new immigrants from other nations has grown mainly from Hespia.
Social Issues[edit | edit source]
People in Slokais Islands are somewhat less socially conservative then much of the world, as relgion has less of a hold on social values. Same-sex marriage was legalized in 2013 by the Zhang administration by a majority vote in the House. It is also illegal to discriminate based on gender, race on sexuality since 2017. Non-Medical uses of drugs is illegal nationwide but some provinces have passed provisons, medical use has been legal since 2015. Abortion was long oposed by the Sacred Union Party and it was not made legal nationwide until 2015. Firearms have long been part of local culture and because of this guns are legal for hunting purposes and to be used for ones security, they must pass a mental test and must get a doctors approval before buying handheld weapons, all other weapons can not be bought per the 2006 Firearms Use Act.
Sport[edit | edit source]
The nation has long been active in many sports but mainly Football(Soccer) and Basketball as well as many water sports such as polo and swimming. In almost every neighborhood you can find pickup football and basketball games. The country has a pro football league with the Slokasain Premier League as well as lower divisions as well as a pro basketball league with the Slokais Basketball League. A sport that s local to only Slokais is Drywall Ball, invented in the 70s at a middle school gym the game has grown a lot and there is now a pro league, the Grand Dryball Ball League or GDBL. The game is played between two large walls each about 20-30 feet high. There are two teams of about 15 players in 3 lines, Attacking Line, Grand Line, Final Line. The goal is to get the ball to touch the other wall. However, you can not cross into the opposing side and you must serve it like in volleyball. You can pick it up from the ground by throwing it up from below.
Govermeant[edit | edit source]
The Government structure has 3 main branches, the executive branch which includes the President and the Cabinet of Slokais and other officials, as well as the Tribal Council. The legislative branch includes the Slokaisan Parliament and the prime minister as well as the local authority in various places. And finally the supreme court of Slokais for the Judicial Branch.
Constitution[edit | edit source]
The Constitution of the Slokais Islands has changed twice. The first one from 1894 included a section about the government of the Slokais Islands. However back then the powers of the President were and increased above many other figures, also 11 amendments were added later ranging from women voting rights to changes regarding civil rights. However, after the revolution in 1971, the new constitution changed the powers of mainly the president and set up checks and balances for the country, and make amendments easier to enact since 1971 there have been 22 Amendments ranging from term limits to getting rid of term limits, to religious and personal freedoms amendments.
Major Parties[edit | edit source]
The Major Parties are the National Alliance and the Centrist Party as well as Conservatives, Green. as well as the Far Right, New Right Party. From 1891 through the 90s the major parties were The Left and the Conservatives with beaks during the rule of John Costa when the largest party was the Peoples Party. However, in the 90s the parties began to and by 2000 it was a mess with the Green Party coming on top and the Centrist Party not far behind, The Parties kept splitting apart and in 2018 the National Alliance killed the Left Party, in 2020 the conservatives took a major hit from the New Right. Some places have local parties like Muslim Union in Kaijan or Farmers Union in the outer islands or the Pirate Party in New Liverpool.
Miltary[edit | edit source]
The Miltary took root in the Revolutionary Army in 1891 though the military was shrunk and then grew again in the 60s under Juan Costa. After the Civil War, the remnants of the armies came together and for a few years the military was large, however, the military was decreased and funding moved to other places. However, the Miltary today is still a sizeable force and has a very good navy and coast guard.
Army[edit | edit source]
The Army is made up of 2 armies the Domestic Army and the Overseas Army. The Domestic Army is less used and has only been used in the Kaijan Wars. The Overseas Army has seen more use and often moves around it was used in the Second Lauchenoirian Civil War. They are made each made of armored divisions that used Patton Tanks as well as M109 Howitzers as well as older models of the AH Super Cobra Helicopter. The Field Division is made mostly of assault vehicles and infantry, there also use weaponry from larger military such as LOM as well as many Humvves are used. Both types use helicopters for ariel and transport support.
Economy[edit | edit source]
Today Slokais has a semi-socialist economy with state involvement and foreign trade. In keeping with this idea, some large government-owned banks and industrial companies are state-owned. The currency of Slokais is the Markon. The biggest source of income is still the Fishing Industry, with it being mostly through the United Fishery Union though there is a transition towards tech, and service jobs. Slokais is a hub for computing, telecommunications, and data management. These types of jobs are found in the San Fernando Valley, with San Jose, being at its center. Another industry is farming, with rice and many types of fruits and vegetables. The average GDP is $40,000 Sancatarian Marks or $800,000 Slokais Islands Marks.