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What is Maynilakyo? A Mutual Community of Pan-Asian-Americo-Pacific Countries, In a Mind-Bending Alternate History

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The solidarity of East Asia, or its possible integration, and even the establishment of a union in the future, could not place hope on just spontaneous generation and development of the situation, but should rely on the self-consciousness and autonomous efforts of the people and politicians in East Asian countries. EU and other various organizations within the East Asia region, not only provide rich experience, but also offer a variety of possible ways and means for the solidarity of the East Asian countries.

The digital revolution is far from Latin America
Louise Bautista • February 17, 2021 • IT Outsourcing

Visions of Development is a section promoted by CAF-development bank of Latin America- that discusses the main development issues of the region. The articles it contains are published simultaneously in: El Comercio (Ecuador), El Comercio (Peru), El Nacional (Venezuela), El País (Uruguay), Portafolio (Colombia), ABC Color (Paraguay), Página Siete (Bolivia), La Nación (Costa Rica).

Self-driving cars that also prevent traffic accidents. Drones that leave your daily food, clothing, and technology purchases on your doorstep, or directly at your window. Cell phones that allow you to control all the appliances in your home remotely and even suggest when and how to use them.

You've probably seen these scenes in a movie, or you've read about them in some article on the everyday uses of the so-called Internet of Things (IoT), but the reality is that we're still far from seeing that technological revolution permeate in Latin Americans' day-to-day lives.

It is true that the innovation and ambition of Big Tech and leading technology companies make IoT already a reality in well-developed sectors of the most developed countries, and this push will make these technologies available in all countries in a short time. But it is also true that the Internet of Things requires advanced digital infrastructures that can be deployed massively, something that is currently difficult to imagine in regions like Latin America.

For example, for self-driving cars to work, it is essential that streets and roads are equipped with technologies that enable autonomous, efficient and safe driving. And for a drone to be able to deliver a hamburger to your home window, you'll need to have the necessary physical and digital infrastructure to receive it safely.

This reality indicates, on the one hand, that countries with better digital infrastructures will make the most of the IoT, both for the development of related industries and for economic performance and social gains. On the other hand, it shows that the implementation of IoT threatens to widen the already wide gaps that separate advanced economies from developing regions.

An initial diagnosis of the state of digital infrastructures in Latin America indicates that significant progress has been made over the past three decades, but that the digital ecosystem remains unprepared to meet the challenges posed by the IoT. In fact, a recent study indicates that Latin America invests four times less in digital infrastructure than OECD countries, and this partially explains why its digital economies are lagging. Therefore, much of these investments should focus on universalizing the broadband connection, which has as its main enemy the insufficient interconnection between different countries and current infrastructures.

CAF studies show that better regional interconnection infrastructure would reduce the cost of international transit by 38%, which would involve a reduction of up to 8.3% in current broadband rates. That's why the institution is starting a Digital Interconnection Hub in Panama that would allow the region to improve the end-user experience, improve connectivity, reduce costs, and have a regional offering that meets the needs of South America, Central America, and Mexico. Additionally, it is funding the construction of the first underwater cable between Latin America and Asia Pacific, in what will be the first digital gateway in the Pacific. This project has also received interest from Argentina, Brazil, and Ecuador.

Institutional modernization for the digital economy will also be crucial in the process of preventing gaps from widening. Among the measures that public institutions can take are the promotion of public policies that increase connectivity, accessibility, security, trust, user rights, and free competition in the provision of digital services.

Another of the necessary measures, Agudelo points out, is based on the “development of digital industries, promoting actions to improve and facilitate access to a greater supply of goods, services and digital products.”

The Internet of Things is supposed to revolutionize traditional industries and is likely to substantially change the social and business patterns we know. Latin America is facing a trend that will determine its economic future in the medium term and will be decisive in integrating into global value chains.

Top Outsourcing Cities in the Philippines
Louise Bautista • July 28, 2021 • IT Outsourcing

Over the years, the Philippines has established itself to be one of the key players in the outsourcing industry. International researches and studies about the world’s top outsourcing destinations consistently mention the Philippines as one of the best choices. Analysts also predict that the country will continue to maintain high positions in the list of the top outsourcing cities worldwide.

There are a plenty of reasons that make the Philippines a top consideration for investors. Some of them include affinity to the western culture, the large pool of IT-skilled graduates, low labour costs, and the workforce’s high literacy rate. Leading MNC and GICs have also made the Philippines a hub for digital process innovation.

Tholons, a London-based strategic consulting and advisory firm, published its annual Tholons Services Globalisation Index last June 2017. In the said study, 5 cities in the Philippines made it to the Top 100 “Super Cities”: Manila, Cebu, Davao City, Bacolod City, and Sta. Rosa.

What if Humanity becames like a Type-2.5 Civilization on the Kardashev Scale? What if Aliens do exist and coexist with each other?
Will they be known to be greedy, power-hungry, and expansionist?
What if a country like the Philippines was united under Bolivar's (and Rizal's) dream along with the rest of the Spanish-speaking American Countries and was still leading the way to a high-tech future? What if

Welcome to...

(Photo Captured by the crew of the Tala-1 Space Station over the Sunsets of the Maynilakyonese Occidental (East Asian) Chinese Mainland Region on October 21, 2022)

What Maynilakyo is about:

Creating a multi-progressive Pan-Americo-Asian-Pacific-like country that would be able to expand and diversify itself across the Pacific Ocean, united under the dream of Simon Bolivar, and isn't hindered by conservatism (resistance to change and innovation). The American economy mostly neglected this world-building revolution. Maynilakyo embraced it. This country was partly inspired by an expanded Panamerican alternate history/worldbuilding project whose name means "Land of the Sparkly Rising and Setting Seas"

Maynilakyo's post-modern tech level (PMT) reflects what people expected the early 2030s to be, the exaggerated (and parodied) point-of-view of Panamerica (and many other countries), and the "Kapwa" concept promoted by the Maynilakyonese government.

What Maynilakyo is NOT about:

Rule 34 content in this timeline, everything about anime, hentai, off-topic alternate history/future stuff, everything about other unmentioned worldbuilding projects

"Wait... Isn't this just how beginners expect just a new, one-united Bolivar's Dream-like nation to be?"
At first glance, it looks that way. But there is a purpose to this.

"Maynilakyonesewannabeasuperstar" originally meant the kind of person who idealizes and wants to live in Maynilakyo for the local and pop culture to be a superstar (probably) while ignoring the social issues there. Of course, there's more to worldbuilding than anime or any national culture.

(actually, it didn't mean anything originally; it was based on Hatsunia's "Weeaboo" which originally meant the kind of person who idealizes and wants to live in Japan for the anime/pop culture while ignoring the social issues there. It was named after the "Lario" meme from Pizza Tower, which features a slideshow of one singular image of the 3 characters from the title card under the text "Lario", accompanied by a mashup of the songs Link"Sneaky Snitch" by Kevin MacLeod and Link"Superstar" by Young Thug. This image was a joke from one of McPig's spriting streams.)

Maynilakyonese Anti-Maynilakyonesewannabeasuperstars love to point out Maynilakyo's headline problems. "EfD Colombia raises awareness on air pollution problems and the need for action to improve air quality in Medellin" or "Colombians Fill Streets in Protest, Riding Region's Wave of Discontent." In the early 2020s, people expected that Maynilakyo would economically and politically take over the world. Now, people complain that the Maynilakyonese culture is outdated and uncompetitive.

Aside from the "More Than Bolivar's Dream"/"De Lunoxia Somnorium Partum" alternate history/worldbuilding theme, Maynilakyo represents an informed idealization made with the awareness of often-criticized social and economic issues in the Panamerican Federation.

What would make a fictional country like the Panamerican Federation more desirable to be powerful in a bigger solar system with countless planets orbiting around it in a parallel universe? With a healthier economy, too? What if humanity was not alone? What if other similar ambitious worldbuilding projects were merged into one GIANT AND EVEN MORE ABITIOUS timeline?

The multi-utopian "Operation Jose Mari Chan" setting of Maynilakyo was also made to counter the 2020s "Systhesisification"/"Maynilakyo-bashing" undertones found in some (not all) modern world-building media.
It is not meant to be perfect and free of all problems but is similar to countries that rank highly in areas like gender equality, technological innovation, or general well-being.

(Disclaimer: This is Linkpseudo-alternate history without a true point of divergence, and is not meant to be strictly plausible.)

The history of Maynilakyo mostly parallels the Panamerican Federation up until the mid-1920s, with an earlier change of being a global player in the Americas. During the late 1920s, Maynilakyo was severely affected by the failing banks and economies during the Great Depression. Fortunately, due to stronger unity ties within the Maynilakyonese Government, It underwent several economic reforms and soon became replenished by the end of the Great Depression. Instead of being mostly a republic or trying to ditch the United States superpower, the government adopts a non-interventionist policy, in which it engages in seafaring trade around the world but doesn't colonize anything either. There is more foreign contact, and society gets used to it, but not completely. Instead of uniting Latin American Countries and lasting until the early 20th century with an abrupt transition into a modern society, a more gradual transition is had.

Political, social, and economic reform movements and protests in the early 20th century led to the development of a modern constitution in 1933 (and reformed later again in 1978, 1984, 2017, and lastly 2025) with less authority control and a president and presidentess nation. Western-style democracy is emulated, but not blatant colonialism as they don't want to invite retribution (however, they still want to expand influence through indirect means). The only exception would be the expansion and annexation of the Carribean Countries, (or so-called "Maynilakyonification") in the early 20th century but the inhabitants and local tribes as well as other minorities in Maynilakyo are also given equal rights in theory - although they are not properly enforced until civil rights movements gain traction in the 1960s. Natural resources are gained through trade and mass manufacturing (like that of socialism, except less oppressive) rather than struggle with post-war issues and corruption, which averts all the resentment people would have had.

Because the ideals of democracy, synthesis, liberty, and social equality have stronger roots, Maynilakyo does not have to be affected by xenophobia, violent protests, and other problems during the Great Depression. It joins the Allies during WWII against Nazi Germany, Militarist Japan, and Fascist Britain and expanded during the "Great Pacific War" and leaves the war mostly unscathed. After the war, the Cebucheng Accords was formed, becoming a sincere and more OP version of the "Organization of American States," and reflecting a more globalized, more mutual, and less OP outlook during the First Cold War (1947-1994) against the US, Soviet Union, and the Franco-British Union.

Shortly after the ruins of the Communist-lead and the Democratic-lead Indochinese War (1952-1975), the post-Indochinese Countries were admitted to join Maynilakyo, starting its landfall over Asia. Which not only shocked its neighbors but the whole world itself. Later in the early 1980s came a big socio-political crisis around the world, known as the "Terror of '84." Which was a global crisis that nearly collapsed the United States, the USSR, and the Equally-Divided China into their "1984" counterparts. Luckily, Maynilakyo did not fully descend into totalitarianism, mass surveillance, and repressive regimentation of people and behaviors within society. In the meantime, Maynilakyo underwent a gigantic cultural and socio-political reformation that lasted until the early 21st century It shifted Maynilakyo's government into a mutual association and incorporated new cultures from Eastern Asia and adopted new national religions such as Islam, Buddhism, and Hinduism. When the Second Korean War (1993-1994) ended, the Korean Countries Joined Maynilakyo. Followed Indonesia in 2003, and then China after the Second Chinese Civil War (2002-2011) which entirely shifted Maynilakyo's culture and power. And finally Japan, and Hatsunia in 2020. Concluding a united association across the Pacific which not only shocked its neighbors, but the whole world. Following the Second Cold War (2022-present), Maynilakyo grew more dominant following the contemporary era.

A mixed industry forms in the capital city of Cartagena, also known as the "Pearl Metropolis of the Occident Seas" Without having to recover from poverty and a messed up crime rate, and without post-war restrictions, Maynilakyo can invest more in electronics and space technologies, including more practical space programs. Engish and Spanish were made the official language of Maynilakyo in 1824, which benefited the burgeoning space industry as early spaceflights were not able to go beyond Pluto.

Today, the mutual capital of Cartagena develops the latest in big businesses, local Maynilakyonese products, and a world-class livelihood style, and its companies are globally competitive. However, the country has had to deal with the consequences of its corruption and ill-oppressive dictatorships and the government has recently taken more steps to regulate them. Government and private services have mostly become paperless (no sugarcoating required, just digital signatures), and the cybersecurity minister is more knowledgeable about computers. One advantage Cartagena has over the Oropolis, West Virginia in the United States is that it isn't afraid to build higher-density housing. The tech industry's growth has encouraged the construction of a few arcologies, such as the Maynilakyonese Centennial Tower.

In the mid-1950s, Maynilakyo is one of the titans of the Space Race and the Space Boom. As Maynilakyo's economic reforms, space program budgets, and becomes more digitized and connected to the rest of the world, the fully reusable ultra-heavy launch system called Celestelonia-GIGA can be developed in 2030. It enabled a low-cost revolution in space access, with the first humans landing on Mars in 1969, and space hotels, analog extraterrestrial colonies, and lunar/martian bases being built by the 1970s until now. Thanks to the allowance of Nukes in Space with the Partial-Ban Treaty in 1963, and the Claiming of Celestial Bodies with the Outer Space Treaty in 1967.

With a well-established IT infrastructure and services, Maynilakyo is more than prepared to handle the economic impact of a pandemic.

Work culture in the Maynilakyonese Association is based on merit, innovation, and productivity instead of rigid hierarchies with seniority, strict adherence to outdated traditions like fax machines, and overwork. Social institutions also have a greater emphasis on racial and gender equality (thus attracting more foreign talent and supporting higher fertility rates), although some bigotry still exists (like in every country). There is also a balance between individualism and collectivism.

"A most unexpected cameo. My profile is about my interest in posting art (and gargantuan walls of text) related to my hard sci-fi/alternate history setting, "Overheaven". That's pretty much it. I write and I make mediocre art on MS Paint. Don't see the point in talking about myself here. I'm not a very interesting topic, nor am I the subject of this DA profile anyway. Overheaven is just like "a small fraction of De Lunoxia Sonmorioum Partum".

"My favorite kind of worldbuilding: sci-fi set in our solar system in the relatively near future,
The mostly optimistic tone is also a plus."

Link- mikusingularity (Hatsunia's main account)

"Woah, this is great! Some of my lore is off due to changes (but to no fault of my own), but otherwise, this is really cool!"

Based on Hatsunia's "What is Hatsunia? The country of the future, today." Factbook.