| National motto: |
Meno ya mbwa hayaumani
Ingliz: The teeth of a dog do not bite each other.
interpretation: There is harmony among those which belong together
| National anthem:|
Mahadevi a karibu lakini hukioni
Though invisible, Mahadevi (Goddess) is omnipresent.
|Founding date||1111 CE|
|Official languages||Tajak: Anosha, Tarhimi|
|Recognized dialects|| Tajak: Asiliziwa, Jindabas, Juuziwa, Mlimalugha, Tandojohar, Yarmuni|
Other: Sondi, Tyveric
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|Time Zones|| KMT (Kijana Hian Mean Time), (KMT +4)|
KPT (Kijana Primary Time), (AMT +5)
MKT (Mid-Kijana Time), (AMT +6)
2101 Political Map of Maloumba
Maloumba (mə lōōm' bŭ) , Under the Sovereignty of the Atisa (Tajak; Maloumba kwa Miliki Atisa), is a large Afran country in tropical equatorial Kijana Hian. The society is matriarchal-matrilineal having been predominately ruled by dynasties of queens for over a millenium and has a regional cultural influence due to historic imperialism.
Queen Sanamutnatmu Atisa or Sanamu is the ruling sovereign. Maloumba is an ethnically diverse and complex federation of 21 divisions (consisting of 8 monarchies, 4 theocracies and 3 republics), 2 Uuzaji (Liberal-Trade) districts, 2 ecclesiastic states, 1 federal district and a large territory with 18 tribal divisions. Rulers of these component states are given provisional powers by the central government and are required to pay a generous annual tribute to the Monarch.
The Atisa queens have held the throne for the last 190 years, and their governments are considered autocratic. However, for the last 20 years, Sanamu and her mother-predecessor, Samumatnatmu Atisa or Samuma, have imposed liberal economic policies to promote trade and encourage foreign investments. While the Maloumban economy as a whole remains closed to free trade and cases of rolling localized recession are considered the norm, it is steadily growing despite rapid development being limited primarily to a handful of major port cities.
Maloumba officially has a non-expansionist policy, but is involved in proxy incidents to secure economic interests and destabilize potential rivals. Since it's former status as a colonial leviathan, Maloumba's position as an international power has significantly weakened. The nation however is still accepted as a premier hemispheric power and continues to exercise her strong influence over the region.
Maloumba is an archaic Tajak word for their homeland. Its meaning is speculated to have its roots in the words Masa meaning mother and L'Umba meaning center, focus or umbilical. Its meaningful translation would probably be the Mother Land or Place of Our Origin and refers geographically to the fertile region stretching from Lake Ganyu to Mount Kilimasa.needs update
- Main article: Politics of Maloumba
Maloumba is a federation of dozens of component monarchies, theocracies and tribes. Although a federation, it has an autocratic regime in control of the entire region. The Malka kwa Atisa that is the Queen of Atisa is the absolute authority of all Maloumba. The federation practices a largely ceremonial system of tribute called Namsifa. This annual display of respect takes place at the Vernal Equinox and requires that dominion leaders travel to the capital bearing gifts to pledge their allegiance to the Queen as Mother of Maloumba. The Atisa Queens have held the throne for nearly the last two centuries. Atisa is the economic and military overlord queendom relative to the rest of Maloumban states.
Geopolitical aims of Maloumba have remained relatively unchanged for centuries. The four primary points of the national strategy are:
1. Control trade in Eastern Kijana Hian, Western Kijana Banoga and the surrounding waters
2. Control worldwide Wingu distribution
3. Destabilize emerging powers on the Kijanas
4. Deter invasion routes by destabilizing unfriendly border nations
- Main article: Geography of Maloumba
- Main article: Culture of Maloumba
Customs and beliefs:
- Main article: Economy of Maloumba
The cornerstone of Maloumban economy is Mawingu Meusi or "Wingu". While revenue from Wingu exports is substantial, the drug is not the largest source of outside income for the nation. However, it is the engine that keeps the workers working and the populace contently subdued. The use of Wingu as a substantial portion of payment for laborers has created a chronically addicted workforce. In essence, the economy would altogether collapse without it.
Maloumba is a spice country in addition to all the tropical produce found in an equatorial region. There are plantations for oil palm, rubber, coconut and tropical fruits such as bananas, mangoes and pineapples. Consistently one of the top 3 Auroran oil producers, Maloumba is also the leading financial service and manufacturing centre in the Kijanas, making her regional influence formidable. 30% of the population reside in major cities and industrial centers, while 70% in the countryside. With the exception of the 18 tribal districts of the Ujamaa Province, Maloumba is a developing nation on the brink of developed status, depending on individual perspectives. Staple foods of the are fish, fruit and rice.
The Maloumban economic system is best described as regulated free market. Her borders are open to international trade and investment. She has only recently upgrading her transportation systems, mainly seaports and railway accessibility. State-owned utility companies are mostly undergoing privatization and/or working with private ones. Dirigibles are the preferred long-distance mode of passenger transportation to safely traverse the dense rain forests and mountainous terrains, where many Maloumbans reside. Coincidentally, Maloumba is a leading manufacturer of passenger dirigibles and as of 2110 second only to Etruria in the overall quantity of rigid aircraft manufactured annually.
- Further information: Maloumban dirigibles
- Main article: History of Maloumba
The historic pre-eminence of tribes in the Maloumban region stems from its geographic position at the center of the Kijanas. After the decline of the Moluccian Empire, eastern Maloumban's had de facto control over east-west sea and coastal trade-routes as well as the busy trans-continental Narubian Road where an abundance of spices, gems and gold flowed between the two seaboards of the great land-mass.
Maloumba was once a great colonial power in the region, which now enjoys benevolent relationship with several of her former colonies. Her cultural influence is far-flung through historical colonialism. She is now a leading economy in the Kijanas region, a fact that makes forces governments of the super-continent to at very least consider her political stance before acting.
Dynastic Evolution of Maloumba's Core Realms
- Main article: Foreign Relations of Maloumba
Despite her immense military strength, Maloumba officially claims to be non-expansionist but maintains a constant drone of conflict dabbling interminably in regional affairs to ensure the security of her borders, at the expense of her neighbors. Her foreign policies focus on maintaining regional preeminence in all possible respects. As always Maloumba maintains a strictly regional or at widest a hemispheric scope rather than global and remains relatively indifferent to goings-on outside her theater of interest. She is the founder of the Kijana Concord, an international organization of former Maloumban colonies that has recently been opened to all entities for trade, cooperation and cultural exchange. It is sometimes quipped that she is; "As mercurial as a woman. Be thee friend or foe, regardless of thy heed, thou shall someday find thyself the object of her scornful deed."
- Main article: Military of Maloumba
Chosen around the age of 5, these future soldiers will permanently leave their birth-homes for a life in the military. Along with wingu conditioning, mental stress-tests and rigorous physical training they are given the best education available in the country other than to the nobility. At the age of 14 each successful trainee receives the honor of purification during his Takasi-Weuo or castration ceremony. At this time he receives his uniform and official rank followed by what is likely to be the only vacation in his lifetime. This takes the form of a one month recuperation with family before returning to active service, after which the boy's mother will receive a yearly compensation from the government until her death.
Membership in the military is highly competitive and largely based on heredity along matrilineal lines with the most prestigious positions held by those families with honorable fighting careers. Children of the low classes are also often accepted on family merit, honorary service to nobility or by way of bribe. Deserters and their entire families will be exterminated without trial.