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Largest City: Karanoa
Official Language: Pakah, English
National Language: Pakah
- President: Jacob Lenana
- Vice President: Luca Ka Tema
- Speaker of the House:
- Chief Justice:
- House: The King and the Pahia
Establishment: from (INSERT OTHER NATION)
Independence: INSERT FOUNDING DATE
GDP (nominal): 11.2 billion IAD
GDP (nominal) per capita: 7,210IAD
Time Zone: UTC +8
Drives on the: right
Calling code: +43
Internet TLD: .wke
The Republic of Wake Sud, commonly called Wake Sud, is a constitutional monarchy in the North Mesder Sea. It shares maritime borders with Polar Svalbard and Illyssas and Funce. The nation is regarded to as one of the smallest in The Western Isles and is estimated to have a population of just under a million.
“Wake Sud” is the english name for it, deriving from the vivid colours that often are associated with sunsets in the island chain. “Sud” distinguishes it from the other islands, denoting that it is the southern one. The common way to refer to a citizen of Wake Sud is as a Wakeite.
Anthropologists have discovered artifacts that suggest that humans first came to the Wake Isles somewhere between 8,000 and 10,000 B.C.E in the first wave of colonization of the North Mesder Sea Area. These peoples are considered as First-Wave Peoples. Interestingly the Wake Isles and the Dorlec Mountain Range on the Island of Amarin are the only places within Polar Svalbard and the Wake Isles that are still predominantly populated by First-Wave people, whereas most of the Zazchey Archipelago are populated by Second-Wave and Third-Wave peoples. To this day there is tensions between First-Wave Peoples and more modern inhabitants due to past indiscretions against First-Wave Peoples.
For most of its early history, inhabited by people, the island of Wake Sud was a loose collection of tribes which subsisted off of farming, herding, and hunting and gathering. It would not be until around 1000 B.C.E that a centralized power came into being over a large portion of the island. This first Dynasty is known as the Ka'liwk Dynasty and came to power over the whole of the island by 900 B.C.E. It would not be until around 850 B.C.E that we see trade between the Islands in the Wake Isles, and we see formal diplomatic ties being formed between kingdoms on the Isles in the time frame between 800 B.C.E and 600 B.C.E.
During the time frame between 600 B.C.E and 500 B.C.E we see a series of wars between the tribal kingdoms of the Wake Isles which finalizes itself into what is known as the Tri-Kingdom period. These three kingdoms would exist, with small breaks, until the modern day. For the most part these kingdoms lived in harmony with one another, with minor wars occasionally breaking out between them. A major feature of their system was a mutual defense from the city-states found on Amarin and Kadmo which often tried to attack the Wake Kingdoms. These attacks were frequently attempts at piracy or slavery. There were only a few occasions where actual invasions were attempted, and for the most part these were repelled.
When Norwegians, Russians, and Englishmen came to the Zazchey Archipelago in the 1600s and 1700s large epidemics swept through the Wake Isles and severely weakened the Tri-Kingdom Coalition in such a way that for many years they were forced to answer to the Svalbardian Monarchs, and during the period of Svalbardian Empire the Wake Isles were puppets of the Svalbardian Empire. They broke away from the Svalbardian Monarchy during the late 1800s like other Svalbardian territories when the uprising of the wolves occurred.
For the next hundred years the Wake Isles were mostly left alone by Polar Svalbard until in 1998 the First Wake War occurred which saw the three kingdoms fight against a much stronger Polar Svalbard. North Wake was annexed by Polar Svalbard and both Wake Atolla and Wake Sud were severely weakened. Wake Sud for the most part turned to isolationist practices and xenophobia as it rebuilt in these past years.
Wake Sud is an island located in the North Mesder Sea, which hosts a combination of oceanic forest mixed with scrubland. It is somewhat dry and oceanic in its climate, with temperatures rarely going below 5 degrees celcius or exceeding 28 degrees celsius. The island is part of the wider Wake Islands chain, with many of the neighbouring islands owned by Polar Svalbard.
Wake Sud is located in the North Mesder Sea, and the landmass itself is long and narrow. It has one of the smallest economic zones of any landmass held singularly by an independent government, with the EEZ being restricted by nearby islands. The island is decentralised in its population, with Karanoa being the only major city. Other than the inhabitants of Karanoa, most Wakeites live in small villages. Wake Sud comprises of scrubland and light forest at its most southerly point, transitioning into a forest the more northerly the location on the island is. There are three lakes on the island.
Wake Sud is governed jointly by the Pahia and the King and is divided into ten districts, seven in the south and three in the north. 64% of Wakeites living on Wake Sud live in Karanoa, with 44% living in tribal villages. The largest city is the capital, Karanoa.
Climate and Natural Hazards
The main factors which influence Wake Sud are their latitude, the oceanic environment and the westerly winds. The climate borders between temperate and cool, dependent on the northiliness of the location. The weather is, unlike many oceanic climates, quite predictable. The UV index can often reach very high in the north, primarily in forest clearings, due to the lack of air pollution whilst the south is often a combination of cloud and pollution, spurred on by the mixture of cool air interacting with the warm air of the North Mesder Sea. Wake Sud does not experience any significant natural hazards, other than the uncommon occurrence of an extratropical cyclone.
Environment and Ecology
Wake Sud, being largely underdeveloped in nature, supports a diverse environment when considering its small size. There are three types of wallabies, the Red Bellied Pademelon which mainly habituates the northerly parts of the island, the Brush TaIled Rock Wallaby, which is uncommon but lives in the forests and lastly the Red Necked Wallaby, the most common of the three for humans to see - which inhabits the southern scrublands. Wake Sud has four well known bird species; the Kea, the Common Wood Pigeon, the Korimako and the Mandarin Duck. The Mandarin Duck, introduced to the island by early explorers inhabits the lakes and streams of the central forest. The Kea inhabits the central and northern parts of the island, and has been known for being a “native pest” on the island. Common Wood Pigeons are found throughout the island and Korimakos are found in the northern forest.
Wake Sud is also known for its native Nerna Water Dragons, which inhabit many of the water bodies found throughout the island, particularly in the sunnier parts of the island.
There are two major forms of flora in Wake Sud; the Black tree fern which grows around the majority of the island and the netted bottlebrushes, which primarily grow around the regions surrounding Karanoa.
The population of Wake Sud is 983,453 with the majority of people living in Karanoa, the only city on the island. The remaining citizens live in tribes and small settlements scattered across the island.
Wakeites typically speak one of the three native languages. Citizens of Karanoa are often bilingual in one of the three languages and then english.
Many Wakeites follow tribal religions which follow the teachings of vivid stories which depict the formation of nature and the laws surrounding them. Wakeites today still follow these laws, which are often passed down by word of mouth.
Metro area population
The Wake Sud Government operates as a Constitutional Monarchy, which stills holds its roots from the Tri-Kingdom eras of the Wakes Islands’ collective history. While there have been numerous dynasty changes the government has maintained stability. The government changed from an absolute monarchy to a constitutional monarchy in the (Somewhere between the 1800s and early 1900s) due to (Find reason).
The Current King, King Kapueo Napua, heads the executive section of the government. The King’s powers are to be the Head of State in maintaining foreign relations, he is allowed to take military actions without consent of the Pahia, although for the nation to go to war both the King and the Pahia must vote yes. The King and his advisors make and collect the Kingdom’s taxes and create the Budget, although these must be approved by the Pahia. Other duties are laid out in the Constitution.
The King’s equal in governance, the Pahia (Senate), is the legislative body for the nation. It has the task of creating and putting into law all the legislature that runs the nation and is the democratic part of the government that was created when going from an Absolute Monarchy to a Constitutional one. Each Pahian is elected every two years on a district level. Totalling 50 members, they make laws that affect the small nation as a whole. Since the nation is so small when comparing it to the US legislative body one would see that it passes legislature that the US states’ senates and the federal senates do. Extremely low level legislature is handled by the small district legislatures.
Oversight between these two bodies of government is handled by the Court of the Sun, which finds its roots going back hundreds of years. This Court system is the final and highest justice system in the nation. Its major duty is to make sure neither side of the government is overstepping the boundaries assigned to them by the Constitution. Along with that it mediates disputes between the King and the Pahia. It is not often that civil cases make it to the Court of the Sun, but these do happen, mostly in cases of the government doing grevious harm to the civilian populace or in the cases of civil rights.
Foreign Relations and Military
Wake Sud is defensive and isolationist in its foreign relations, with an undersupplied army which often resorts to spears and guerrilla tactics. There are guns in the army, but they are not widely used. The nation’s closest allies are the other islands in the Wake Islands chain, although they have been recently annexed by Polar Svalbard.
Fiscal Year: March 1 - February 28
GDP (nominal): 11.2 billion IAD
GDP (nominal) per capita: 7,210IAD
The Wake Sud economy is a least developed economy in the Western Isles, possessing a GDP just above 7 billion dollars. The major industries are subsistence agriculture, cultural items and manufacturing. The official unemployment rate is unknown since data is difficult to log and due to the fact the Wake Sud definition differs from the conventions, no definitive number can be given. Many of its citizens are self-employed and live near the poverty line. The nation does not receive a large amount of international aid, due to the diversion of it going towards the more secure and stable islands in the chain.
The Wakeite culture is mainly one of suspicion and is a high context culture with implicit communication being widespread. Wake Sud in particularly has nurtured traditional arts and dance, with engravings on trees often depicting stories which have been handed down from generation to generation.
Roads are often unsealed and of low quality outside of the capital. Outside of the capital, there is a lack of infrastructure with the capital housing the only hospital on the island and 3 of the 4 conventional schools, which are underfunded and understaffed.
Electricity is not widespread, and there are common power outages where there is power access. Much of the energy comes from imported coal, with only 3 power stations, mainly servicing Karanoa.