Greater Bay Republic Of Saoka Bay
_________________________________________________________Date Of Founding:
14th of Septusmonsae (July), Common Era 5370
"Lucher Ex Yibaerta Sanluxer, Quo Aus!" ("Lamp Of Liberty Shines, For All!")
Light Of Liberty (Formally, 17th of Quilomonsae (April) Common Era 5760soundcloud.com/isaac-riley-1/l…_________________________________________________________
Seats Of Government:
Urbis Ex Na Daemi-Hiyaza (City of the Twin Hills)
- Seat of Government for the Greater Bay Republic
Goyau-Saoka (Valley Of Peace)
-Seat of Government For The Tribal Authority Of Goyau-Saoka.
Saoka-Migam (Peace River)
-Seat of Government for the Tribal Authority of the Greater Bay Area
Above, is the flag of the Tribal Authority of the Greater Bay Area._________________________________________________________Regional Tribes:
This list consists of the twelve tribes, including seven tribes of Peace Valley and three tribes of Saoka Migam, and their roles within the Republic.- Greater Bay Area:
Malanka Tribe - Education and social order
Bakah Tribe - Trading of commercial goods
Biashara Tribe - Marketing of commercial goods
Praelius Tribe - Military/Militia training. (Military and Civil Defense, not police force.)
Maeria Tribe - Tribal Order and Religious Unity
Valousa Tribe - Government and Political Training and Unity
Zembo Tribe - Technological And Social Development, Unity and Coexistence
Punium Tribe - Civil and Militia Training. (Police Force, not Military.)
Marposa Tribe - Immigration and Foreign Admittance Authority
Somoyad Tribe - Exploration, Climate and Research.
Atonz Tribe - Livestock and animal research
Aramhao Tribe - Agriculture and ecological research- Goyau Saoka (Mountains)
Misitus Tribe - Education and Social Order
Legatus Tribe - Military Training
Deusus Tribe - Political Training
Baratus Tribe - Civil and Ecological Defense
Arotus Tribe - Luxury and Wealth Production
Kotratus Tribe - Livestock and Hunting (Handles the Hunting licenses throughout the country, as well as the livestock in the mountains.)
Oromi-Equez Tribe - Marketing of Regional goods and commercial goods.- Saoka Migam
Magatus Tribe - Ocean and River Training
Oimus Tribe - Marketing of Commercial Goods
Paratus Tribe - Scientific Exploration and Research_________________________________________________________
Freedom of religion is tantamount to the modern Greater Bay Republic, as it is now more of a country of immigrants, despite the large and looming presence of the native tribes.
Regardless, many of the native tribes still practice a written religion known as Talusism.
Talusism is taken from the Saokan word Talusum, which means Writings. Their religious book, The Writings, is a complete history of Saokan prehistory and development prior to the colonization and conquests of their people three centuries ago._________________________________________________________LegislatureCurrent President: Izok Wadolboz Miyau (Malankan by Birth)Vice-President: Dakwolm Tamolra (Quoltlani-Saokan by Birth - NOT native Saokan Tribal member.)
Majority Representative House Chairman: Baebius Monsum (Federalist Party)
Minority Representative House Chairman: Doltaep Mons (Isolationist Party)
Majority Senate Chairman: Hoygiz Hyib Roz (Federalist Party)
Minority Senate Chairman: Donatus Ignatius (Isolationist Party)Supreme Judiciary Judges: Vitorius Dinus, Dotus Mons, Balak Detribus, Rodnatus Malbek, Valatorus Daetor, Misit Monsun, Ignatus DonusNotable Officials: Secretary of State: Yakos MisitMinister of the Interior: Baratus ToquiaMinister of Defense: Jaesep Praetorus
Admiral of the Home Fleet: Tolzap Toquia
Minister Of Special Operations: Romziqua Loeya
Arot: The Saokan Gold Standard, backed by the market value of gold.
- Can be traded on the international market.
Conit: The Saokan paper issued money, also backed by gold.
- Broken up in value from 1, 5, 15, 25, 50, 75 and 100 notes.
- Only the Saokans issue paper money, as it cannot be traded elsewhere.
Vitus: Backed by the gold standard, can only be traded for credit.
Essentially, a credit card that can be used overseas._________________________________________________________
210 Million People.
100 Million of whom live in the densely packed cities, as well as the surrounding towns.
Population is expected to grow by one million by next year. (5787 CE) The last census was in 5780._________________________________________________________ Region and Climate:
- The region is very tropical along the coasts, while the climate cools dramatically along the mountains of Goyau Saoka.
This is because the tribal area is located very near to the equator, but the mountains are among the tallest in the world.
- The Goyau Saoka area experiences earthquakes and minor quakes every year, while the coasts suffer from hurricanes during the spring and summer periods._________________________________________________________Overview:
The Greater Bay Republic is the ONLY government on Keyosteyon that is run by a civilian government. For centuries, it was run by a monopoly of Quoltlani-Saokans, who sought to put the hammer down on the native tribes; but over time, and especially with the rise of Izok Miyau's administration; the Greater Bay Republic finally returned to its centuries old practice of civilian government and administration.
Each tribe elects a tribal Chief to represent its interests, as well as two representatives and one senator. The Greater Bay Republic is the only country, other than the Quoltlanis inthe East, to have its own contract with its citizens on paper. The Greater Bay Republic is also the only country on Keosteyon to honor its contract with its citizens, by way of a judiciary, legislature; and executive branch. Each acting in tandem with the others._________________________________________________________
The Greater Bay Republic is as modern a society as one can get. Social programs mean that most of its citizens don't starve; but they also have to face major issues as well.
Saokans, the natives to the area, still face discrimination and racism by the ruling Quoltani elite. They often live in ghettos in the major cities and towns, not by force in terms of military harassment, but by economic and social means. Most Saokans live separate and unequal lives in their own country, despite the rise of one of their own Tribal Kaz (Leader) rising to the highest office in the land. Below, I'll detail the social and political ills and sucesses of the Greater Bay Republic.Gender (in)Equality
While Saokans pride themselves on the recognition of more than one gender, that is meaningless outside of the tribal authority. Though many tribes have forced the national government to recognize gay marriage, and social equality; workplace and political equality for those on the LGBTQ spectrum are limited, mainly because of religious pressure from ancestor-worshipping Quoltlani-Saokans who don't want to see their own privileges put on the chopping block. And while the LGBTQ community in the Greater Bay Republic suffers exponentially, women also suffer within the male dominated Greater Bay Republic.
Centuries before the Quoltlani invasion of the Saokan tribes; the tribal authority recognized women as equals to men, based off their own origin story alone, which had done the same. Women used to hold land, political office; and become Tribal Leaders. Unfortunately, Quoltlani colonial rule changed all of that in an instant, and many rights women enjoyed prior to the Arrival, must now be returned in full, to the modern Saokan society.
This however, is changing slowly, as the Greater bay Republic starts to return to its roots, and recognize the value of people just living their lives in peace, love and mercy.Racial (dis)Harmony
Most Saokan tribes are of the Hodqui, or Black pigmentation, due to their mainly tropical existence. They adhere to a principle of racial equality, as they are often the ones taking the brunt of the racial issues going on within their own country. Most Saokan tribes don't accept Quoltlani rule and culture being imposed on them, and overtime, have revolted or rioted periodically at the ruling elite. Until Izok's surprise electoral win in 5768, and again in 5772, Saokas many tribes failed to win any seats within the Greater Bay Republic's congress.
After Izok's win, Saokans started to recognize the tribal authority as a legitimate governing body within the Greater Bay Republic. Unfortunately, there is still a lot of work and integration to be done over the next decade, as the Greater Bay Republic starts to face its past and present racial issues.Drug and Alcohol Abuse
While there is NO prohibition on alcohol in the Greater Bay Republic, pharmaceutical overdoses and alcohol abuse among the country's poorest population, has reached international news. Drug smuggling is a huge problem among the elite 1% of the population, and yet it comes with few ramifications for that sector of the population. With Izok's administration now in nearly full control of the government - due mainly to political oversight in the special election of 5768 - Saokans may finally see a break in this area. Many of Saoka's biggest pharmacies are expected to get sued for abusive practices over the next decade, as Bill 542b gets signed by Izok, allowing major industries to be sued for malpractice, and ending the for-profit health industries altogether. Economic (dis)Unity
The Greater Bay Republic is among the wealthiest nations on the planet - and yet the smallest. They're so wealthy, that they were able to build an orbital tether in their smallest town, simply to setup their own space program. And yet, while most of the population enjoys great property wealth, only 2% of the population enjoys the majority of what the Greater Bay Republic has to offer. And only 1% of the population has enough wealth to sustain all of the country as a whole. During Izok's administration, the big banks were broken up not once, but twice, due to this economic disunity. Saokan Tribal Authorities were allowed to setup their own banks, for the first time in history; and now tribes can start accumulating wealth for their tribes. Music and Culture
The Greater Bay Republic enjoys a variety of musical styles that reflect the modern and the past.
Some musical genres associated with the Greater Bay Republic, are found mainly in the tribes, are illustrated in this album I've written here:soundcloud.com/isaac-riley-1/s…
Their national anthem for instance, is an orchestral piece known as a Vaeladerian piece. The frame drums are Malankan in origin and play as such. The Vaeladerian genre is known for its sweeping strings and staccatos, with bombastic horns and trumpets; and are often accompanied by a choir or solo singer; or both, as in the case of the Malankan anthem Lamp of Liberty.
Other styles include the Dinus style, which is very modern; and accompanied by modern instruments such as the Piano or Organ; with modern tones. Such songs in this soundtrack, include the Orbital Tether Anthem Ladder to Heaven, the Valousan anthem Surrender to Hope; and the Bakan anthem, Market Town.
And while there are other styles of music represented in this soundtrack, such as the Pritus style, which consists of fast-paced drums and staccato choirs; the Greater Bay Republic also has a unique form of artistic representation.
The Viyuntus style of poetry, which is meant to follow an accompanying soundtrack, such as Lamp of Liberty, is a free-verse form of poetry. In many cases, it follows a drum rhythm, as the poet sings or raps his poetry out. The Viyuntus style goes back presumably, to the dawn of time, but has taken on a more modern take as the Saokan tribes start to integrate into the society at large. _________________________________________________________
The Greater Bay Republic, ideally expects a more social-capitalistic economic standard; but the country actually has a very capitalist-based economy. As illustrated above, the top 1% of the population holds as much wealth as the bottom 60%. The country has a shrinking middle class. But as reforms start to kick in, that middle class is expected to grow once again, making the Greater Bay Republic into the social capital of the world once more. Social programs help to buffet the growing poor population sectors, while the bottom 50% - mainly tribal members - are starting to come out of poverty.
The Saokan Arot, its primary trading coin, is worth more than 20 USD today by comparison. The insanely wealthy country has a lot of rare goods that can be exported, and yields very little imports. Its growing, green economy is producing new industries and jobs to a once stagnate job market, while its population starts to grow._________________________________________________________Architecture and Engineering
The Greater Bay Republic is known for its modern architecture, and blocky building design. This Iodus or International Style as it is known here on Earth, is very recognizable. Some of the country's buildings also follow the Iadinus architectural technique of steel, concrete and glass buildings with a futuristic look. Such structures are far and few between, as this style of architecture can be quite expensive. Interior design on many buildings can be quite luxurious and ambitious. The tallest tower in the country, the Telecommunications Tower in Daemi-Hiyaza stands at 201 stories in height, while the tallest free-standing structure, the Orbital Tether Tower off of Saoka-Migam, stands roughly 2 to 3 miles in height. The Greater Bay Republic is well known for its ambitious building projects, such as the Orbital Tether, and its modern subway system. The Soliquibaz International Airport, is one of the world's most modern pieces of architecture to date. Overall, the Greater Bay Republic, enjoys a variety of architecture tastes, that resemble the large, varied cultures and climates that call the country home._________________________________________________________
The Greater Bay Republic expects high standards in education. As such, university education can be expensive, but college and public schooling is free. The country has Three major universities that are internationally known.
-Malanka University of Computer Science
-Oromi-Equez University of Science and Technology
-Paratus University of Science and Technology
The Greater Bay Republic has an A+ rating by the International Tribunal, for its education policy, and that rating is expected to remain for the next few decades, as reforms from Izok's administration take hold for the bottom 60% of the population. _________________________________________________________
MORE TO COME, as I flesh out the novel and culture of this society!