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Captiotian Summatory Socialist Republic
All for one, one for all.



Population: ~99,500,000
-Density: ~190 pop./km²

Capital: Malachi
Largest City: Malachi

Official Language: None

National Language: Captiotian English

Demonym: Captiot (noun)
Captiotian (adjective)

- Socialist Republic
- Devolved Unitary State
- Dominant-Party (united front)

- National Council
- National Senate
- National Forum

Establishment: from Democratic Republic of Captiotia
Independence: April 24, 1948

Land Area: 540,000 km²
Water Area: - km²
Water %: -

Highest Point: Mt. Kowalski, Kowalski Prefecture
Lowest Point: Carroll Basin, Vega Prefecture

GDP (nominal): -
GDP (nominal) per capita: -

Human Development Index (NS Version): 98.0

Average Life Expectancy: 85 years

Currency: Poko (₽, CPK)

Time Zone: -

Drives on the: Right

Calling code: +424

Internet TLD: .cap


Captiotia (/kæpti'oʃə/ cap-tee-OH-shuh), officially the Captiotian Summatory Socialist Republic, is a democratic scientific socialist country on Captiotia Island and other minor islands. It is a constituent country within the Union of Socialist Archipelagic States (USAS), also known as Red Archipelago. It has an estimated population of 143,800,000 Captiot (/'kæptio/) spread amongst 3 geographic regions, 24 political prefectures, and countless devolved districts, including the capital, Malachi.

Under the leadership of the Summatory Socialist Party, Captiotia's achievements have been regarded by many as the signs of "socialist success," such as recovering from significant economic depressions and counterrevolution attempts during the first half of its existence as a proletarian state. Since then, it has faired economically well against capitalist nations while building and maintaining a fully socialist mode of production, a unique and diverse model of democracy, and a steadfast devotion to general welfare and quality of life.


It has been suggested that the root ethnic word for Captiotia, kapti'o, was passed from an ancient and presumed lost language, most likely spread by contact between early settlers of modern Captiotia Island and other early-seafaring natives of the neighboring archipelago. Study of early Kapti'o ruins suggest the root could mean either the act of reaching out to take something coveted, or longing for something with tender passion.

The two schools of thought are as follows: The Kapti'o name was adopted or gradually given to the dominant and most significant unified group who made the effort to grasp and overtake the modern Captiotia Island from earlier scattered groups of natives because they desired the varied and fertile land. The act of conquest and victorious acquisition of something coveted for its value is highlighted by this perspective.

Alternatively, the other school of thought is that the name of the Kapti'o people refers to the deep emotional bonds that their society naturally endowed them with. They were exceptional in sharing love and compassion freely among friends, the neighborhood community, the tribe and as many tribes that kept joining what became one of the internally-safest early nations in the time and location. This emphasizes the importance of the growth of community bonds with the ever-growing strength of the tribe and accompanying adoption of the name Kapti'o.

The conflict between these schools of thought have had political implications and have subsequently been used as supposed evidence for multiple opposing political viewpoints. However, there is still not yet a conclusive answer regarding this mystery, complicated by the fact that knowledge of Kapti'o and pre-Kapti'o history during the relevant time period is fuzzy. However, it is known that the formal name shifted from Kapti'o to Kaptiot during a language and spelling reform early in the 2nd millennium, and from Kaptiot to Captiot during a reform in the 1700s.


Timeline + Ages of History


Regions and Prefectures

Captiotia extends quite a long distance north-south and covers climate zones from subarctic to subtropical. North Captiotia is mountainous, coated in coniferous forest, and partially scarred by vast glacial valleys. Central Captiotia is temperate, flat, and fertile. South Captiotia ranges from a Mediterranean climate to scrubland and ends in dozens of small scattered islands. Each region is divided into 8 political prefectures each.



The population of Captiotia is roughly 143.8 million with immigration being a large percentage of population growth.


The Captiotian language is a partially-constructed, mostly-natural creole of pre-modern Kaptiot and English. It can be written with the Latin script or the constructed Captiotian Alphabet.


Captiotian society and government is secularized, with the majority of Captiot being nonreligious and the state being officially atheist, but freedom of religion (and from persecution because of religion) is protected.


Government & Ideology

The highest body of the government is composed of three houses which differ in composition and function, but often share roles
- National Council, representing organized workers and functioning as an executive branch
- National Senate, representing elected politicians and party interests, functioning as a legislative branch
- National Forum, representing the entire public via deliberative democracy, functioning as a judicial branch

Foreign Relations and Military

Captiotia is known for its incredibly high foreign aid spending and its incredibly low military budget. The defense of Captiotia and other nations in the USAS is mainly handled by the USAS itself.


The Captiotian economy is socialist and consists of labor organizations and networks typically owned and managed by the workers with a varying degree of top-down planning, with the products of social labor belonging to society as a whole. There is no fungible currency. Guided by a framework of National Economic Projects, the government coordinates large-scale industries, infrastructure, public utilities, transportation, science, healthcare, education, and agriculture.

All eligible adult Captiot have the right and responsibility to work. Workers enjoy collective autonomy in planning work schedules and complete freedom in choosing what work to do. With automation and optimization of the economy by eliminating the profit motive, socially determined workweeks are short and workers commonly work "overtime" voluntarily to enrich society and themselves, if they please. A citizen may work many different jobs over a period of time, granting them a more diverse life experience, while also focusing on a trade or study of their choice. Automation is increasingly employed to reduce the need for "undesirable" labor. All Captiot are assisted by the community if unable to work, and relocation to practically anywhere in the nation is free to aid in pursuit of career/personal development.

Captiotia focuses heavily on the following fields:

×Dairy & Cheese
×Grain & Soy Cultivation
×Information Technology
×Health & Medicine
×Scientific Research
×Media Publication
×Tourism & Recreation
×Ecology & Conservation


The culture of Captiotia is considered to be both uniting in its sense of community and shared responsibility, and liberating as it celebrates a diversity of opportunity & experience and fulfillment of the self. Captiot enjoy the experience of learning and tend to be drawn towards the thrill of discovery and even adventure, but can also be shy, reserved, even anxious when in potentially unsafe unfamiliar situations. Nonetheless, scientific and technological advancement are some of the greatest sources of pride to the people of Captiotia. Captiotian culture is known for its love of cheese, natural science, and the musical arts; these are sometimes known as the Cultural Troika of Captiotia.


Large-scale infrastructure in Captiotia is planned and constructed according to National Economic Projects by the central government, with input from local, district, or prefectural assemblies. Local popular government dominates smaller projects, although they need to adhere to certain national standards.


Energy is seen as a necessity and right in the modern world and provided to all citizens easily because of investments in sustainable power and efficient planning, with the majority of energy produced by nuclear fission and a decentralized network of wind, solar, and hydroelectric peripheries. The government is continually working on expanding renewable energy sources to further reduce costs and environmental impact.

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