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Zeganas - General Info

The United Republics of Zeganas (English)
ře Yunited Republiks of Zeganas (Wytonian)
Zaegga Reppobolano fa Sazzaegaro (Lisari)
Repķblikes Unides de Zeganasa (Seguadan)


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Motto: Prosperity and freedom for all.



Location


Population: 1,201,822,171
-Density:42.4/km≤ (109.7/mi≤)


Capital: San Manasso
Largest City: Bornaeku City


Official Language: Wytonian, Lisari, Seguadan



National Language: Wytonian (de facto)


Demonym: Zeganasian, Zeganese

Government:
- President: Randy Forthright
- Speaker of the House: Sakumi Goroda
- Chief Justice: Linda Fitzgerald


Legislature:
- Upper House: Chamber of Republics, The Senate
- Lower House: Chamber of Representation


Establishment: 462 From the Democratic Republics of Zeganas


Land Area: 28,375,674 km≤ (10,955,909 mile≤)
Water Area: (negligible)
Water %: 0%


Elevation
Highest Point: Mt Farashi, Ofruktbart (7,605 m) (24,951 ft)
Lowest Point: Jamosho Basin, Alkin (-116 m) (-381 ft)


GDP (nominal): $73 trillion USD (–14.7 trillion)
GDP (nominal) per capita: $60,747.71 (–12,271.04)


HDI (519): 0.953


Currency: Zega (–)


Time Zone: (multiple)


Drives on the: Right


(Current year: 519)
Zeganas


Zeganas (zeh-gah-nahs) (Lisari: "Sazzaegaro"), officially The United Republics of Zeganas, is a sovereign state and a constitutional federation comprising of the entire continent of Zeganas and the islands of Bornaeku, Navaso, Andrea, and San Angeles. It covers an area of roughly 10.95 million square miles, and as of 519 has a population of roughly 1.2 billion people, making it the world's largest country by both area and population. It comprises of 26 semi-autonomous republics and the capital district, which only consists of the Zeganas capital tower and the adjacent great yard.

The current United Republics is the 3rd one in history, after repeated breakups and reunifications happened throughout the country's history since its inception in 234, before then, there were various countries in the Zeganasian continent and the Salisaro Empire, the union had been formed as a way to compete with the native Salisaro Empire, eventually the North and South Salisaro Empire both joined the United Republics separately, leading to two separate republics.

Zeganas currently has a GDP of 73 trillion dollars, the largest in the world, and accounting for 42% of global economic output, and a GDP per capita of almost $61k dollars, the 4th highest on its planet. Zeganas also had an HDI of 0.953, the highest in the world with moderate economic inequality, but still a very good standard of living. Most of the economic growth that Zeganas has experienced exploded in the 480s and 490s, and after a slight economic slowdown in the 500s, the economy is seeing a rebound with automated labor. Zeganas has recently become a champion of civil rights, for true equality of both the majority and minorities for equal opportunity, the economy has thrived the best in the East Coast Republics, West Coast, and the Salisaro republics.


Etymology


The name "Zeganas" comes from the Lisari "Zaeggan Dannas" which translates to "united beings" and it was a name as a common identity for the people of the United Republics, and eventually the continent got the name of Zeganas, and today it is the name of the whole continent and nationality.

History


Precolonial times (BC = Before Colonization)
A recently discovered map of the continent from old times, translate as "Map Salisaro" shows us more history of the natives that lived on the continent now called Zeganas. The natives weren't human, they were anthro wolves, the salisarese, it was estimated that some 190 million lived across Zeganas at the end of the precolonial period. The salisarese went through centuries of discrimination and stigma until modern united republics when they were gradually given the equal rights they deserve. The anthro wolves battled endlessly and were chaotic, the ruins of an ancient city in South Salisaro, called "Kunne Dossai" translated from old Salisaro to Wytonian (english) "Gold City'" for the amount of riches found in the city, was thought to be the largest city in the continent for centuries before the colonial period. The area with North/South Salisaro, Alkin, Norechik, and Palanu around the 1st century was just called the Salisaro Empire.

Colonial Times (year 0)
Humans had just arrived in Zeganas, a continent isolated for millions of years, completely unknown to humans. Until then in 8 BC, explorers landed where Jenado sits today, he headed back to inform the nations in the nearby continent. Later in the early 1st century there were Baristolan settlements coming up, though one person, by the name of Hensen Goldstein, declared Jenado an independent nation in year 9 with the name of Vetsao. It hadn't had much claimed territory but quickly expanded. Soon other settlements followed, trading and relying on each other, sometimes they even traded with the native anthro wolves. Halin was formed in year 11 and Palanu was formed in year 15. The natives helped fend off nations trying to take them back. Though the natives got little repayment due to racist attitudes. In the later 1st century human settlements were expanding westward, soon Ofruktbart, Norechik, and Nymark became new nations. Land disputes between the nations and the natives led to wars and conflicts.

The era officially ended though when Andrea was the last major Baristolan settlement to gain independence in 445 and Baristolan colonies had lost power in Zeganas.

Interunitial Times (Late 1st century - Late 3rd century)
So far there are 9 new nations in Zeganas. Vetsao, Halin, Palanu, Frodigamark, Norechik, Alkin, Ofruktbart, and Andrea. They all have a sour attitude towards each other and the native anthro wolf populations. Many wars happened between the nations with roughly little change in borders. Over this time period Ohinita, Dunisa, Darnell, Gara, Fargen, Manasso, Tarko, and Punai were formed during this period. Soon, a guy by the name James Flint, president of the republic of Vetsao organized talks between Vetsao, Halin, and Andrea to come together in a union called the "Union of Zeganasian Republics". This ends the Interunitial times because this new union started.

The First United Republics of Zeganas (late 3rd century - 421)
A new union formed between Vetsao, South Salisaro, and Palanu, which is one of the first international unions to be formed. Not long after, though, others were convinced to join, later that year Yuran Salisaro joined the union, then Manasso, then Ofruktbart, Arko, Dunisa, Darnell, South Ohinita, and then all the others were in at the same time afterwards. The first United Republics was very stable and was a model to the world. The Napoleonic Wars came along, and the league of republics crushed Napoleon's efforts in trying to set up an empire in Zeganas. The first United Republics was very successful and advanced, it seemed like nothing could stop it at that point, until in 415 when a terrible zombie plague broke out, causing widespread death and panic, Zeganas fell into chaos, many revolts, protests, and demands were made by the people for the government to do something. That wasn't successful, the Union collapsed back into many republics in 421.

Deunification Era (421-445)
The Republics had slowly left the United Republics as relations broke down over time. There were some unions between some republics but they were fleeting. Zeganas and the rest of the world fell into an economic depression as a result of multiple factors, the fall of Zeganas being one of them. But then, after decades of buildup, the great war between some Zeganasian republics, the Wyton Kingdom, Alavad, and Seguado on one side, and some other Zeganasian republics, Montou, and the Henestein Empire, on the other side, began. After much fighting, the allied nations with Alavad, the Wyton Kingdom, and Seguado, had gained control of the whole Zeganasian continent, and vowed to form the new United Republics in 445, with the new capital of Manasso strategically located in a bay, away from other powerful nations.

Second United Republics of Zeganas (445-455)
The United Republics officially came back to being when their respective diplomats met in Manasso on Libra 5th, 445. After Zeganas won the great war. Though this was a bit of a less stable United Republics, more and more corrupt politicians were being elected into office and republics sometimes threatened each other with nuclear force. The public was outraged at this and in 458, elected Andrew Mekluss, a fiercely outspoken politician who promised great change to Zeganas, and the change wasn't gonna be for the better.

United People's States of Zeganas (455-458)
Lasting only for the duration of one president, Andrew Mekluss, Zeganas became a fascist oligarchic state with little personal freedoms. During this period there was widespread unrest that was being crushed by the military. The United People's States was an unstable union that Mekluss had attempted to keep together with an iron fist. But then, Bill Franklin , who was leading an underground rebel force, set up a constitution to prepare Zeganas for a future and was ready for war. He forged ties with various other rebel groups throughout the united republics and one-by-one had great influence in many republics.

Civil War Times (458-462)
Bill Franklin, already powerful thanks to his nationwide support, led one of the world's largest military campaigns to restore Zeganas to its former glory. He started in the East, where he easily took Halin, Adula, and Perchana by 459. The dictatorship, though, dropped bombs by the thousands upon these territories, but people never gave up. Because people were hearing about what was going on, other revolutions kicked up in support of the main one, inspired and empowered by it. In 462, the remaining republics were liberated and became part of the United Republics.

Third United Republics of Zeganas (462-present)
Here we are, the current government, the United Republics. Bill Franklin, now leader of Zeganas, took the role with full power, but he was far from corruption. His plan for reconstructing the country and making it a power is by telling the people to put their backs into it, he was a coach and a strong spirited leader. The 90s were the boom years for Zeganas. In 498, though, due to a dispute between Ohinita and Punai which lasted until 504, things slowed down for a bit, it was a military dispute that was getting out of hand, dragging third parties in like other republics and even having responses from the federal government. When Bill Franklin died on the 15th of taurus, 501, it was rumored that he was poisoned by one of the groups. This was settled when Robert Franklin came into office, Robert helped cool the dispute in 504. In 508 he expanded the powers of the elective government, and also imposed a nonbiased intelligence test designed to fit all walks of life in Zeganas, and the top 50% will be allowed to vote, and the top 20% will be allowed to run for office. Robert Franklin's focus was technology, to set Zeganas as a model for the rest of the world.

In 506 there was a sign that the coming decade would be another boom decade because of the new wonder material Graphene being manufactured in Bornaeku. Bornaeku itself is becoming a world power. Randy Forthright, who had the ideals of Robert and Bill Franklin combined, had coached Bornaeku to become what it is today. He was the first president of the republic since its founding in 500, having founded it a geniocracy.

In 516 due to failing health, Robert Franklin expanded the elective government to be a constitutional federal republic, and hosted the first presidential campaign which saw Randy Forthright elected by a landslide amongst Zeganasians, after that, Robert Franklin resigned from his position as monarch and dissolved the monarchy altogether.

TODAY (519)
Today Zeganas has a population of 1.2 billion and is comprised of 51.5% human, 33.4% salisarese, and 15.1% ninlaian, it's currently a federal geniocratic union. Currently established contact with an early FTL civilization, the Fenvaria Republic.

Geography



The United Republics has an extremely diverse set of climate zones and geography. With Bornaeku, Jenisica, Manasso, and Perchana, urban heat island effects have changed their local climate zones to be warmer throughout the year than normal. Along the west coast of Zeganas, warm tropical air naturally makes its way farther north thanks to a vast ocean with a lot of its water in the tropics and much water coming from tropical areas. Bornaeku and Altenaid have warm summers and mild winters, though things are a bit colder in the northern part of Altenaid.
The Punai Mountains have a major effect on climates in the republics of Tarko, Gara, Ohinita, New Kiroja, and Punai. Although southern Punai is kept warm by tropical weather, and is the center of hurricane alley, the northern part is mountainous and typically, the listed republics have colder weather, with snowy winters going as far south as southern Ohinita. New Gara is cold as well, simply from the fact it's farther north.
In the middle of the continent, Norechik, Alkin, western Nymark, and South Salisaro experience seasonal extremes, but year-round humid weather, this typically leads to the area being prone to tornadoes, most of them happening in northern Norechik and Alkin. The eastern part is prone to hurricanes and tropical storms in the autumn, and in the winter some northern storms can develop and come south.
Eastern Nymark, Ofruktbart, Frodigamark, and North Salisaro have a colder climate, the Salisaro mountains and the Tiduso mountains have a big influence in the climate, but North Salisaro has a wetter climate, while southern Ofruktbart and Palanu has a drier climate. The Tiduso mountains are the highest mountain range on the continent. East of the mountains though, the climate is a bit warmer but still varies moderately, with cool winters and warm summers. Southern Norechik, Angeles, Fargen, and Punai are susceptible to hurricanes. Vetsao and Jenisica have warmer climates.

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Many many other maps linked here.

Zeganasian Wildlife
Since the planet of Zeganas is warm and somewhat unique, there are some interesting wildlife on the planet, first and foremost it's got many of the same animals as earth does, except in zeganas there are small dragons that can range in size from hamsters to turkeys, they can be kept as pets and typically have personalities that are a mix of birds and cats with a bit of a dog's playfulness and loyalty mixed in. They don't breathe fire.




Solar System



Zeganas's home planet lies in a star system of 8 planets, 3 of which are habitable, Zeganas sits on the planet nakolna which is a warm, mostly tropical world, but is located in the northern temperate zone.

Demographics



All data is as of the 519 estimate of the Zeganas census bureau.
The current racial makeup of Zeganas has diversified since the turn of the millenium, attributed mostly to higher birth rates in the Salisaro region and in Bornaeku, making for a boom in the salisarese population, and great immigration of ninlaians.
The native Salisaro religion has gained traction in recent years as its supposed prophecies have been getting fulfilled by modern society and how it's evolving.
List of republics by various measures.

Rank

Name

Population

% of total

1

Fargen

133,283,949

11.0%

2

South Salisaro

129,752,794

10.7%

3

Jenisica

101,918,405

8.4%

4

Vetsao

93,394,934

7.7%

5

Norechik

88,393,945

7.3%

6

Punai

68,495,966

5.7%

7

Altenaid

62,199,145

5.1%

8

Manasso

56,194,903

4.7%

9

Nymark

50,104,873

4.1%

10

Bornaeku

47,102,046

4.0%

11

Ohinita

42,189,375

3.5%

12

Halin

38,568,314

3.2%

13

Palanu

32,375,518

2.7%

14

North Salisaro

28,193,845

2.3%

15

Andrea

27,129,847

2.3%

16

Perchana

26,104,750

2.2%

17

Alkin

24,183,092

2.0%

18

Gara

23,139,486

1.9%

19

Tarko

21,384,739

1.8%

20

New Kiroja

19,398,425

1.6%

21

Sharoka

18,717,934

1.6%

22

Ofruktbart

17,848,743

1.5%

23

Frodigamark

15,129,035

1.3%

24

Angeles Republic

13,128,935

1.1%

25

Adula

12,384,667

1.0%

26

New Gara

11,104,506

1.0%

list of religions by population
43% salisaro spiritualist
22% atheist/agnostic
17% abrahamist
9% other spiritualist
7% nalaism
2% other

"religion plays a significant part in my life" percentage of followers
58% of salisaro spiritualist
31% of abrahamist
25% of other spiritualist
32% of nalaism
20% of other

Largest Cities

Zeganas has many big cities, including what are referred to as the "big 7" megacities, which are called so because of how exceptionally large they are in relation to many other large cities in Zeganas, gaining major regional influence where they are located and having very big global influence.

Rank

Name

Population

Republic

Picture

1

Bornaeku City

39,102,046

Bornaeku

Link

2

San Manasso

35,838,424

Manasso

Link

3

Jenado

34,055,635

Jenisica

Link

6

Sahana City

32,584,356

South Salisaro

Link

4

Tafnina

29,174,566

Fargen

Link

7

New Venice

27,231,235

Norechik

Link

5

Perchana City

25,533,563

Perchana

Link

Rank

Name

City Proper Population

Republic

1

Bornaeku City

21,839,301

Bornaeku

2

Jenado

19,801,229

Jenisica

3

San Manasso

14,322,644

Manasso

4

Sahana City

13,957,645

South Salisaro

5

Perchana City

13,375,695

Perchana

6

Tafnina

13,045,734

Fargen

7

New Venice

11,495,023

Norechik

8

Benkato

5,371,923

North Salisaro

9

New Vanessa

4,940,435

Altenaid

10

Union City

4,292,145

Adula

11

Junction City

3,520,215

Punai

12

Jamestown

3,102,506

Vetsao

13

Duranda

2,940,125

Vetsao

14

New Vetsao City

2,610,305

Andrea

15

Genako

2,433,134

Fargen

16

Port David

2,130,404

Sharoka

17

Sorico

1,984,331

Jenisica

18

Buxin

1,539,504

Alkin

19

Andsta

1,305,302

Nymark

20

Kadsberg

1,132,304

New Gara

Racial Makeup

51.5% Total Humanoid 619,536,570

Height: 6'
(Male): 6'2"
(Female): 5'10"
Weight: 167 lbs
(Male): 177 lbs
(Female): 161 lbs
Eye Color: brown, blue, hazel, green
Lifespan: 86 earth years
(Male): 82 earth years
(Female): 90 earth years
Special Trait: Good all-round and relatively strong compared to Salisarese and Ninlaians, being the tallest of the 3 sentience races in Zeganas as well.

33.4% Salisarese 401,174,713

Link

Height: 5'7"
(Male): 5'8"
(Female): 5'6"
Weight: 143 lbs
(Male): 146 lbs
(Female): 140 lbs
Eye Color: green, blue, red, orange, yellow
Fur Colors: grey, light brown, orange, white (rare)
Hair Colors: black, brown, light blonde (rare)
Skin Color: black or pink
Lifespan: 96 earth years
(Male): 94 earth years
(Female): 98 earth years
Special Trait: Extremely intelligent and productive beings, they dominate much of Zeganasian politics and the STEM fields.

15.1% Ninlaian 181,110,888

Link

Height: 4'6"
Weight: 112 lbs
Eye Color: dark brown, yellow, strong blue, strong green, red
Fur Color: green, blue, red, white or grey (underbelly), dark purple
Hair Color: brown, white, black, red, blonde
Skin Color: dark red to pink
Lifespan: 96 earth years
Special Trait: Fur colors tend to vary a lot. They do have an inherent talent for the arts. A lot of the Zeganasian music and performing arts market is dominated by them. They have only one biological gender.

Government



Zeganas is a united federation of republics. It has a general assembly, judiciary, and an executive council.
On the federal level, Zeganas is a geniocracy, in that those above a certain threshold of scores based on a nationalized standard IQ test are eligible to vote, while people who pass an even higher threshold are eligible to run for public office. These rules do not apply to the local governments of each republic, only federal elections.

In the general assembly, there's the chamber of republics with 78 members, 3 per republic. They operate with the responsibility of approving people appointed by the president.
The chamber of representation comprises of 1200 members, proportional to each republic's population, and remains an unchanging number. It votes along with the assembly on legislation and laws. The chamber of representation can overturn the president's veto with a 2/3 vote.

There are currently 6 political parties that have seats within either of the legislative chambers. United Republican Party (blue), Social Democratic Party (red), Liberty Party (yellow), Green Party (green), Conservative Party (purple), and the Centrist Party (cyan), in addition are independents.

There are countless other parties who hold public office on the republic level, the biggest of these include the People's Front (crimson), Worker's Party (turquoise), Salisaro Nativist Party (dark blue), Technological People's Party (grey), among many others.

Social Democratic Party (red) - 463 (38.58%)
United Republican Party (blue) - 420 (35%)
Centrist Party (cyan) - 129 (10.75%)
Liberty Party (yellow) - 114 (9.5%)
Conservative Party (violet) - 45 (3.75%)
Independents (black) - 24 (2%)
Green Party (green) - 5 (0.42%)

Social Democratic Party (red) - 32
United Republican Party (blue) - 21
Liberty Party (yellow) - 9
Centrist Party (cyan) - 7
Conservative Party (violet) - 5
Independents (black) - 3
Green Party (green) - 1

Presidential elections are every 4 years, the next one is in 520. upper chamber elections happen every 6 years, with each republic voting on one member every 2 years. lower chamber elections are every 2 years, every single seat.

Local Governments

There's little to no restriction on how republics may govern their area, except that they must be a democratically elected government. This has lead to a diverse set of systems of government. Bornaeku has a semi-socialist government that runs its own companies with democratically elected government officials and democratically elected corporate executives. Ohinita has a less centralized government and is more federal. Perchana has a strict unitary form of government. Jenisica handles itself more like a confederation, but nevertheless keeps itself federally identified as a republic.

Foreign Relations + Military


The military of Zeganas is by far the most advanced in its world, having a military budget of 1.583 trillion dollars and 2,745,700 active service members, with 4,053,900 in reserve. Military technology has advanced to where robotic and remote controlled warfare is what's mostly use in combat for when Zeganas is needed. The military has also had lots of money geared towards satellites and space defense. Zeganas is in control of the most nuclear warheads on its planet, with roughly 60% of the total nuclear stockpile. Zeganas has a manpower of 417 million and has the following in its military.
fighter aircraft - 5,105
attack aircraft - 6,982
attack helicopters - 2,819
total aircraft - 34,741
combat tanks - 13,710
aircraft carriers - 38
frigates - 19
destroyers - 152
submarines - 175
total hulls - 1,135

Zeganas currently has many embassies across the world that represent the United Republics as a whole, but individual republics may optionally establish their own consulates both within the other republics and with other nations. Zeganas has embassies in all but 5 countries on the planet, and has established some off world embassies.

There are certain republics which have established their own diplomatic presence around the world, including Bornaeku, Fargen, and South Salisaro. Nothing in the rule of law in Zeganas argues that republics can't represent themselves individually. In some cases the relations between one country and one republic may be different than that country and Zeganas as a whole.

The Nakolna Congress is a bicameral legislature that governs the vast majority of countries around the world, in the lower house there's 1 representative from each nation for every 3 million people living in it, in the upper house there's exactly 1000 members, proportionally divided by how much a nation contributes money to the global government.

Rank: 1
Rank (per capita): 3
Currency: Zega (–)
Fiscal Year: February 1st - January 31st


GDP (nominal): $73 trillion USD (–14.7 trillion)
GDP (nominal) per capita: $60,747.71 (–12,271.04)
Labor Force: 790,595,406
Unemployment: 3.3%


Economy


The economy of Zeganas is diverse and largely self-sustaining. It had really taken off in the late 20th century after the Zeganasian civil war. The GDP per capita in Zeganas is over 60 thousand dollars, the third largest on its planet. Many of its constituent republics have wildly varying levels of GDP and economic focuses.

The economic system of Zeganas is a mixed market economy with varying degrees of regulation between republics, the private sector is very large in much of zeganas but in certain republics, like Bornaeku, the public sector is large.

The largest exports are oil, information technology, and food as Zeganas has a large subsidized information tech industry, plentiful oil fields, and lots of fertile soil, particular republics like Alkin and Bornaeku are especially blessed with rich amount of these resources. Zeganas's export surplus is valued at approximately 273 billion dollars each year. Zeganas is known for its mining industry too, which has plateau'd in recent years but remains an important driver in the union's economy.

Unemployment is at 3.3% and is a bit of an inflated number because in Bornaeku, hobbyist working is common as they have a huge automated workforce that works for the government and each of their citizens get a bonus check just for living in Bornaeku, that is if they lack a criminal record.

1 Zega = 1000 Cents
Coin denominations: 5, 10, 25, 50, 100, 250, 500, 1000
Banknotes: 1, 2, 5, 10, 25, 50, 100, 250, 500, 1000, 10000












Technology



Zeganasian technology has been rapidly advancing over the past couple decades, thanks in part to great government subsidization of research laboratories, but also because Salisaro Spiritualism has traditionally been interpreted as a very tech friendly religion. Technology exploded in 508 when in Bornaeku, an easy and cheap method of mass producing graphene was discovered, allowing for the mass production of cheaper and more advanced technology.

The tech equivalent of Zeganas today is what real life earth is projected to have in 2040. 508 marked the beginning of the graphene age in Zeganas, which revolutionized various devices, smartphones are widely available and are now cheaper than ever, supercomputers have become exponentially more powerful an have aided in fields like medicine, physics, and entertainment. Graphene has been used in newer low cost water treatment plants all along the coasts, making water a much cheaper and easier-to-get resource. Graphene has had a major impact in solar technology, bringing the costs of solar panels down greatly and allowing for the expansion of solar energy, especially in cities like bornaeku where solar cells clad many buildings.

Self driving cars are moderately prevalent, but they are very commonplace in public transportation. Trains don't have traditional conductors anymore, but rather built-in computers that connect in a network so that they can automatically perform tasks when needed, like when to slow down or speed up, and secure networks that can fend off hackers and easily catch the ones that can try and break through.

Offworld Colonies
The United Republics has a very strong space program, with the Zeganasian space station being quite bigger than the real life international space station. On both of the moons there are small prospecting colonies in the polar regions as they stay protected from solar radiation and have proven ice water in the craters, currently in the making there are plans to build mining colonies on them, and to build a space elevator on Zeganas.

On the desert planet Dasnar, which is the third planet from the sun while Zeganas sits as the fourth planet from the sun, there are a few settlements in the southern part of the planet, it has a breathable atmosphere, but it can be very windy, with there being a dust season and a strong hurricane season. Hurricanes tend to be very strong because the waters in the southern region stay warmed up and the coriolis effect allows for systems to rotate greatly.

Rank

Name

Population

Sponsor

Picture

1

Avillon

11,231

Zeganas Space Agency

Link

2

Tolento

6,315

Bornaeku Space Association

Link

3

SpaceM Alpha

2,910

SpaceM

Link

4

Midusi

1,102

Salisaro Space Cooperative

Link

Culture



Culture in Zeganas is extremely diverse, being the largest country by area on Zeganas, it has a vast geography that has allowed many cultured to mix, develop, and come in through immigration. The most dominant cultures are the Baristolan (human) cultures and the native Salisaro culture that have mixed very well in recent years at varying degrees to give each republic its own flavor. Interestingly, the republic of Angeles has a high immigration rate, with most of their people being descendents from the Ninlaians across the sea, so they've carried their own culture with them and it's been a huge influencer in Fargen too.

Cuizine

Just like culture in general, the cuizines and foods enjoyed around Zeganas are also diverse, many republics have their own staple pride dishes like Bornaeku is known for putting cheese on everything, and Salisaro foods are known for being many stirfries with exotic spices and meats, their dishes are quite open for modification as they see cultural mixing as creating a stronger culture than the sum of its parts. The most popular foods in Zeganas as a whole though, are pizza, spiced pasta-cheese bowls, and stirfries.

Thanks to genetic engineering and a sizable tropical biome, Zeganasian chocolate is bountiful and cheap. Despite how cheap it is, it's still considered a delicacy, as part of Zeganas's "cheap luxury" culture.

Recent genetic modification has also lead to grapes that produce aphrodisiacs, these grapes are used to make feel-good wines that are widely coveted, and the engineered genetics that produce these aphrodisiac chemicals is currently patented by the Bornaeku government. Bornaeku wine is popular all over the world.

Thanks to the University of Alkin, a lot of grasses and foods are exported from Zeganas, being the world's breadbasket and generating a lot of revenue for Zeganasian markets. With the bountiful harvests and advanced soil fertilizers used, Zeganasian food is very cheap and bountiful, but there is a tax on less healthy food put into place to encourage healthier eating.

Music/Fashion

A big thing that really brings zeganasians together is music, they're diverse but all in all, everyone knows how to get along between genres, EDM has become extremely popular but more recently, punk rock from the adanulin region has mixed in with it, causing a very popular wave of a punk rock-edm mix that has taken the world by storm, in republics like Punai and Tarko, electroswing has been real popular, and Bornaeku and Salisaro are known for their B-pop and S-pop.
Fashion has been heavily influenced by scene and emo culture, with spiked and dyed hair being highly popular with millennials zeganasians.


Language

The majority of Zeganasians primarily speak wytonian (english), but a significant portion speak Lisari and Seguadan as their primary languages, in schools around Zeganas it's mandatory for wytonian to be taught as the primary auxiliary language.

1. Wytonian 812 million (67.6%)
2. Lisari 269 million (22.4%)
3. Seguadan 113 million (9.4%)
5. Faladri 5.4 million (0.4%)
6. Manduish 1.1 million (0.1%)
7. Tarkogara 0.8 million (<0.1%)
8. Other 1 million (<0.1%)

1. Wytonian 1,200 million (99.8%)
2. Lisari 591 million (49.2%)
3. Seguadan 160 million (13.3%)
4. Faladri 28.6 million (2.4%)
5. Tarkogara 5.3 million (0.4%)
6. Manduish 1.8 million (0.15%)
7. Other 2.2 million (0.18%)

Infrastructure



The infrastructure of Zeganas has rapidly developed over the past several decades, after the Zeganasian Civil War, unemployment was high so Bill Franklin created government agencies that can employ workers to rebuild cities and create an interrepublic highway that runs across the continent, more recently in the 510s, high speed maglev rails have been getting built to connect the republics and the most ambitious project proposed is digging a channel tunnel to connect the republic of Bornaeku with the continental united republics.

Zeganas has many of the world's tallest buildings, going through a skyscraper boom as the government employs many construction workers, and the coming demand for jobs is expected to be large as there was a recent secondhand baby boom from the one that occurred after the civil war.

In Zeganas, there has been an increasing amount of green energy consumption, though an interesting case for Zeganas's planet is that it's very late in its interglacial period (and is warmer than earth in real life) so temperatures have been steadily decreasing, to combat this, there have been efforts to manually and periodically burn fossil fuels and trash to keep the planet's temperatures stable, which has been successful.

Energy statistics of Zeganas

Annual energy production: 112.331 tWh/year
Annual energy consumption: 105.7 tWh/year
Annual energy consumption per capita: 87,950.52 kWh/year
Energy cost: $42.3/MWh
Energy production by percentage.
57.2% nuclear fusion
25.4% oil
10.1% natural gas
2.1% hydro
1.8% nuclear fission
3.4% other renewable

The current power grid and setup is a decade and a half in the making, after the advent of sustainable nuclear fusion, a nationwide initiative was made to replace the old energy infrastructure and the, modernize the power grid.

Datekeeping



In Zeganas, the calendar differs a bit from Earth as the year is shorter and the leap year rules are different, with the year being 320.58 days, or 87.77% the length of an earth year. With how precise the years and days have been measured, a leap day every 2 years, with an double-leap day on an alternating pattern, 12 years goes by between two double-leap days and 13 years go by for the next period between them, and then back to 12 years. Every 13,012 years the extra double-leap day is not added, except once every 270,000 years when the double leap day is added back on.

Each week is 9 days, the days are as follows: Newday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Middleday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Latterday.
Work weeks are usually 6 days, with days off typically being latterday, newday, and middleday. There is no Latterday on the 3rd week of 26 day months so instead the 3rd day off is saturday.

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Holidays

There are many recognized holidays in Zeganas, the list of recognized holidays are

Commerce Day (Otarva 23rd) meant to celebrate the market economy, has roots tied into Salisaro tradition as Market Day, where economic exchange is encouraged, and black monday happens 2 days before it.

Turkey Day (Salida 23rd) A holiday centered around food and eating turkey, popular dishes during this holiday include pasta bowls, mashed potatoes, and pudding.

Zeganasian New Year (Achiel 1st) Self-explanatory, each timezone has a nationally broadcasted new year's event, depending on the news organization that is.

United Republics Victory Day (Nudran 16th) The day when the Zeganasian Civil War officially came to an end when the old Zeganasian flag was replaced with a new one that symbolized the new United Republics at the capitol building.

Veterans Day (Golpari 10th) Meant to honor Zeganas's veterans.

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