|Social Union of Nakgaang
নাঃগঞ্জ সামাজিক ইউনিয়ন
Nakgaang Samajika I'uniyana
|Motto: "মানুষ সাধারণ ভাল জন্য ঐক্যবদ্ধ"
"The peoples unite for common good"
|Anthem: Forwards unto Liberation
মুক্তির জন্য এগিয়ে
Physical map of Nakgaang
|Recognised national languages||Gaangi|
|Ethnic groups (2018)||
|Government||Single Party Socialist Republic|
|-||Premier of the Party||Premier Singh Devesh|
|-||Leading Party Member||Leading Party Member Hore Satyajeet|
|Legislature||Congress of the Gaangi All-Peoples Front|
|-||Social Union of Nakgaang||1892 AD|
1,015,835 sq mi
|GDP (PPP)||2018 estimate|
|GDP (nominal)||2018 estimate|
|-||Total||$3.089 trillion (8th)|
|-||Per capita||$11,785 (25th)|
|Date format||dd-mm-yyyy AD|
|Drives on the||left|
Nakgaang (Gaangi: নাঃগঞ্জ), officially the Social Union of Nakgaang (Gaangi: নাঃগঞ্জ সামাজিক ইউনিয়ন) is a sovereign country located in Central and Eastern Escar, bounded in the south by the Quanhco Gulf and the Sea of Antar, in the north by the Jade Sea, in the west by the Grand Escaric Steppe and in the east by the Gulf of Orda. At 2.6 million square kilometers, Nakgaang is the largest country in the world by surface area, and has the largest population in the world at 262 million people. Nakgaang is a Single-Party Socialist Republic, with the Gaangi All-Peoples Front being the only legal political organization in Nakgaang. Nakgaang borders East Kuiju, Songthom, Valourium, Zusea, and Tsutikuo. The country hosts a variety of diverse topography with its main population centers concentrated on the southern Dalae Peninsula. Nakgaang's capital and largest city is Mahesawar, with a population of 17 million. The center of Nakgaang is dominated by the Central Escaric Steppe, which forms the backbone of the Escaric continent and has been a historical highway for trade and conquest in the continent.
Nakgaang's rich 3,000 year history traditionally begins with the establishment of the Prathama Culture, focused on the Dalae Peninsula. Several centuries of inhabitation led to the expulsion of the indigenous proto-Suskan tribes, and the establishment of several Prathama power bases along the coastal and interior regions. Around 100-340 AD the Quanhcoi and Chakdaha Kingdoms became powerful polities centered on the Quanhcoi islands, while the peninsular states maintained their own mash of independent groups, including the Bulahuth, Thakur, and Chagal. The sacking of Mahesawar by the Kuiju Grand Ejenate led to Kuiju rule from 1291 until 1332, when the Kuiju Grand Ejenate splintered into several smaller Kingdoms. The Ejenate of Torgaang was ruled by Kuiju kings until 1420, when the Ejenate of Torgaang splintered due to lack of successor. The Hartaki Empire (later becoming the Nakgaang Empire) rose to prominence from 1550 till around 1780, extending the Gaangi imperial footprint across swathes of central and eastern Escar, eventually coming to dominate one of the largest land empires since the Grand Ejenate.
By the late 18th century the powers of the Imperial family were greatly diminished at the hands of the powerful burghers of Dalae and estate-holders in the Suskan Plain. The Reformation Wars in the late 18th and early 19th century led to the establishment of a Republican administration. The Republic would last until the late 19th century, when it would be supplanted and reformed into the Social Union of Nakgaang.
Nakgaang's cultural heritage comes as mixing of several origins, with Hanifistic, Slavic, Kuijuan, Suskan, and Cathaic influences. Gaangi cultural attitudes to religion tolerate significant mixing of religious and state authority, with local law being a mix of Hanifistic law and Gaangi law.
Today Nakgaang is a partially developed nation with the 8th largest GDP aggregate, and is a founding member of the Ordic League with a permanent seat on the Security Council, as well as a founding member of CODEX, and the Social Union Treaty States. The Social Union is considered a Great Power, and maintains a complex of diplomatic treaties and alliances with several states. Nakgaang is one of the few states in the world to possess nuclear weapons, and maintains an extensive chemical weapons arsenal as well as a sizable conventional force, supported by the largest military-industrial complex in the world measured in output.
- 1 Etymology
- 2 History
- 2.1 1200 BC-600 BC
- 2.2 600 BC-100 AD
- 2.3 100 AD-500 AD
- 2.4 500 AD-630 AD
- 2.5 640 AD-725 AD
- 2.6 725 AD-1000 AD
- 2.7 1000 AD-1291 AD
- 2.8 1291 AD-1420 AD (Kuiju Conquests)
- 2.9 1420 AD-1630 AD
- 2.10 1630 AD-1866 AD (Nakgaang Empire)
- 2.11 1866 AD-1887 AD (Republican Era)
- 2.12 1880 AD-1939 AD (The Early Social State)
- 2.13 1940 AD-Present (The Modern Social State)
- 3 Politics
- 4 Geography
- 5 Economy
- 6 Demographics
- 7 Culture
The name Nakgaang (Gaangi: নাঃগঞ্জ) is translated as "Squares Land". The name supposedly was given by Turkic conquerors in the X Century who marveled at the extensive rice fields that dotted the Shivin Peninsula.
1200 BC-600 BC
Turkic tribes inhabit the Shivin and Suska Plains, forming early civilizations in the Shivin Plain.
600 BC-100 AD
Starting around 600 BC, major migrations from areas in Cathai led to the settlement of modern day Jiquan, forming the Shagaan Culture. Further migrations resulted in the Early Shivin Culture centered along the Vangha River. Originally the Shivin Plain was inhabited by Turkic tribes, but were eventually pushed out, integrated, or killed off.
In 200 BC the Late Shivin Culture arose, providing increased trade connections with Kuiju groups, Songese, and Cathai.
100 AD-500 AD
Several distinct Gaangi kingdoms are formed, with powerful city states arising especially along the southwestern coastline. The Quanhcoi Kingdom is formed after a series of bloody conquests. The Shivin Plain has several river based city states and kingdoms, while the coastal regions are dominated by Quanhcoi kings.
500 AD-630 AD
The Bulahuthish Kindgom rose to power, subjugating a large portion of the Shivin Plain by 522 AD. The Bulahuthish Kingdom became locked in a rivalry with the Quanhcoi Kingdom, resulting in the conquest of the mainland territories of the Kingdom of Quanhco. During this time Proto-Gaangi language is developed, and is made the official court language in the Bulahuthish Kingdom by 590 AD to help coalesce the myriad of local dialects and provide a tool for further political centralization.
640 AD-725 AD
The rise of [insert current religion] starting in the 660s led to the disintegration of the Bulahuth Kingdom from internecine conflict between the traditional animist regions and the new [insert current religion]. The Bulahuth Kingdom built a new capital on the site of present day Uthali around 689, and was generally confined to the northeast.
Meanwhile the Quanhcoi Kingdom went into a state of decline at the same time after its major loss at the hands of the Chakdaha Kingdom at the Battle of Cara Nadi in 682. The Chakdaha Kingdom (centered around the innermost Quanhco island) became prominent in trading networks in the Quanhco Gulf and Crosswind Sea, extending its influence into Songthom, eastern Antar, and the Crosswind seas trading ports, while the Quanhcoi Kingdom fractured into several competing maritime states. The peak of the Chakdaha Kingdom was around 710 after its victory over a coalition of Songese city states in the Battle of X.
725 AD-1000 AD
The formation of the Chagal Kingdom in the northern Shivin Plain from migrating Uzhut tribes resulted in a series of wars against the Thakur Kingdom and the Bulahuth Kingdom from 720 to 890. The Battle of Hamtu Field in 890 led to the final collapse of the Bulahuth and Chagal Kingdoms when King Gohala of Bulahuth and King Tossu of Chagal met in battle. King Gohala killed King Tossu, and then died later in the day from serious injuries from the fight. The Thakuri King Shur seized on the resulting chaos and brought the Chagal and Bulahuth Kingdoms under his control by 896.
From 896-955 the Thakur Kingdom gradually expanded into the mountainous regions surrounding the Shivin Plain, and initiated massive construction projects under King Kekavasha the Builder.
The Battle of Thănglong between the Chakdaha Kingdom and the Second Songese Coalition in 946 led to the formation of the independent Pháođài Confederation. The Thakur Kingdom expanded its reach into the Quanhco isles, defeating Chakdaha (955) and the various Quanhcoi states (956-960) and subjugating them under its rule.
1000 AD-1291 AD
After the subjugation of the Quanhcoi states by 960, the Thakur Empire was established, with the capital being moved to Mahesawar. The Thakur Empire expanded its influence using the old Chakdaha trading relationships, and continued a steady colonization of Central Escaric Steppe. The Thakur Empire was rivals of the Đinh kingdom and the Azure Empire, fighting several wars against them for influence in the Crosswind Sea. In the late 1200s the Thakur Empire underwent serious attacks from the Kuiju.
1291 AD-1420 AD (Kuiju Conquests)
The sacking of Mahesawar by the Kuiju Grand Ejenate led to Kuiju rule from 1291 until 1332, when the Kuiju Grand Ejenate splintered into several smaller Kingdoms. The Ejenate of Torgaang was ruled by Kuiju kings until 1420, when the Ejenate of Torgaang splintered due to lack of successor. This coincided with a major plague originating in Orda, which hit the Shivin Plain hard, killing nearly a third of the population.
1420 AD-1630 AD
Unification of most of the Shivin Plain under the Hartaki Kingdom, which was later renamed to the Nakgaang Empire in 1540. Increasing pressures from Kuiju and Uzhut raids on the northern frontier led to a general expansion northwestward in the late 1500s. The Gaangi Empire also subjugated large parts of Songthom in the Songese-Gaangi Subjugation War from 1595-1606. to reduce the amount of piracy that was hurting overseas Gaangi trade with Orda and the western Escaric coastal states.
1630 AD-1866 AD (Nakgaang Empire)
From 1733-1742 Nakgaang fought the Gaangi Succession War after the death of Emperor Acharya the Fourth. Mamun was crowned Emperor of Nakgaang (possible outside interference to gain political influence?). Late 18th century saw large Gaangi overseas expansion and colonization along the southern Escaric coastline, eastern Quanhcoi coastline, and the establishment of far out trading posts, especially in Hyspanic market towns. The massive fur and silk trade meant that Gaangi merchants held a preeminent place in the 17th and 18th centuries.
Increasing Yashiman and Yeongseonin colonization east of Hunggwok threatened Gaangi influence and caused problems. (Possibly gargantuan 1760s or 1770s coalition war means loss of Songthom.)
Nakgaang colonial expansion into western Antar and northern Osova, and loss of some islands to Shirakawa either in the late 18th or early 19th centuries (before the Quanhcoi Independence War, and not during the First Northern War).
late 1700s First Northern War Jiquan gets whooped.
1824 is the Quanhcoi Independence War, with the 1826 Treaty of Khasti granting independence to Quanhco.
1866 AD-1887 AD (Republican Era)
In 1862 the Nakgaang Empire decided to ally the Jiquanese Kingdom in its bid for its lost holdings in Shirakawa, with the hopes that a powerful Jiquanese ally would assist in retaking Songthom and the Quanhcoi Kingdom, kicking off the Second Northern War. In 1863 the Empire of Yamatai joined the war on the side of Shirakawa. In 1864 the Tulpan and Chagade Khagnates joined the war on the side of Shirakawa, and the Nakgaang Imperial Army fought several pitched battles in the Suska Plain. Maybe 1865 torching of imperial capital in Mahesawar? After the brief May Coup against the Imperial seat in 1866, the Gaangi Empire collapsed.
Initially the Republican landholders wished to maintain the Imperial seat as a honorary figurehead, but the death of the emperor due to a raging mob led to the declaration of a Republic. The new Republican government decided to ally Shirakawa and invaded the Tukdaaschar region. Gaangi troops fighting in Shirakawa were called back to Nakgaang, but many units refused to do so, attacking Chiseian and Jiquanese forces in the battles of X and X, resulting in their complete destruction. Meanwhile, other Gaangi troops attempted to march back into Gaangi territory through Jiquan, with significant losses and attrition. In 1871 the Peace Treaty of X was signed, resulting in the Gaangi annexation of Tukdaaschar and formalization of the Quanhcoi Kingdom's independence, as well as the loss of Gaangi colonies in Osova to Shirakawa.
The Tulpan Khagante was annexed by the Chagade Khaganate via succession in 1867, and the Republic of Nakgaang signed a treaty with the Khaganate turning it into a vassal state of the Republic.
In 1872, the Gaangi Republic invaded and occupied the Quanhco Islands, bringing an end to the Kingdom.
1880 AD-1939 AD (The Early Social State)
In the 1870s and 1880s, communist revolutionary thought sprung up, partly due to the incompetence of the Republic, the atrocities committed in the newly reoccupied territories (and several insurgencies that sprung up in the Antaric colonies), and the loss of territories and prestige to the Kingdom of Jiquan in the 1884 Dergi War. The 1884 Dergi War was fought between the Jiquanese Ejenate and Republican Nakgaang, and resulted in the loss of the Tukdaaschar region and Ko Khani region.
Sakarist Socialism became firmly entrenched in the urban areas. After the '87 riots and the Gulf of Quanhco Naval incident in 1886, the Republic's legitimacy was greatly questioned by the populace. The assassination of Deependu Sakar supposedly by the Republican government sparked the Gaangi Communist Revolution. The Gaangi Communist Revolution lasted from 1887 to 1892, with final victory laying in the hands of the All-Peoples Front. The new Social State of Nakgaang launched its program of National Reunification, with the establishment of school programs and the centralization of temple activities under the supervision of the new Sectors, and formally severed ties with its Antaric colonies (who were de facto independent at this point). In 1899, Communist Nakgaang launched an invasion of Songthom, but was quickly and bloodily repulsed by the Yashiman Imperial Army.
The failure to win the war resulted in a coup, with the top leadership being purged and executed. From 1900 to 1930 was a period of Five Year Plans designed to modernize Nakgaang. Education was reformed as being a joint venture between the Party and local temples.
1940 AD-Present (The Modern Social State)
The post Endwar Gaangi politics were centered around managing and transitioning the occupations in East Jiquan and North Songthom. Diplomatic confrontation between the Allies, and Shirakawa in particular, and Nakgaang, marked the late 40s and 50s political scene. Reconstruction was also a major issue during this period, as the war left many portions of Nakgaang's major cities devastated. In 1952, the Central Committee decided to support the North Songthom invasion of Southern Songthom, despite misgivings from some Central Committee members, such as Foreign Office Secretary Rishabh Maitra, who mistrusted the Northern Songthom leadership's intentions. The same year Nakgaang recognized the Peoples Republic of Hinomoto and was incorporated into the Seventh Internationale. From 1952-1956 the Songthom War raged on, with Nakgaang providing several divisions worth of troops and large amounts of military aid to the Northern Songese.
In 1965 the Hinoan Crisis was caused by Gaangi Short Range Ballistic Missiles being stationed on Hinomoto. The Bay of Nishikawa Incident nearly caused a war to break out between Nakgaang and Shirakawa, and was the first time in the post Endwar era that the entirety of the All-Peoples Armed Forces were mobilized. After negotiations, the withdrawal of Gaangi nuclear forces from Hinomoto and Chiseian nuclear forces from West Jiquan helped to cool tensions for a little while. Nakgaang then intervened in the (?Esc civil war?). In the 60s and 70s the Social Republic of Jiquan underwent serious unity issues as various splinter groups established bases of support in the south and central Jiquan. This led to Gaangi led negotiations between the factions and the central government under the Yichun Accords which allowed for high amounts of regionalism and autonomy while maintaining the nominal state. Following the Fuso Sea Incident in 1970, the newly formed Three Powers Alliance launched a bombing and naval blockade campaign against the island state.
Gaangi support of Hinomoto was strong initially (maybe naval battles and stuff) testing of Yashiman nuclear weapons in late 1970, Gaangi will to continue the fight was weakened, and Nakgaang began making attempts to negotiate with the Three Powers. In December 1970, an attempted coup of the Central Committee by Sakarist hardliners, mostly in the military, resulted in the Winter Government Crisis. Several clashes in Nakgaang between different military and security units occurred during the three months after, as the Central Committee regained control over the country. The incident severely weakened Nakgaang, as the East Jiquanese government took the opportunity to distance itself from Nakgaang, and Songthom declared itself as the "new socialist power" of Escar, signalling a split between Nakgaang and Songthom.
Throughout the late 70s after the fall of Hinomoto, Nakgaang went into an economic recession, and thorough government reforms and purges of the armed forces left the bureaucracy in a mess. In Nakgaang this decade was referred to as "the Dark Decade". The collapse of the Gaangi diplomatic system in Escar led to various Gaangi initiatives to secure friendships outside the continent, beginning with an increased trade relationship between Zusea and Nakgaang in the 80s. The development of the Unwilling Buffer Strategy in the early 80s was also a major source of international controversy. In the 1982 Songese-Gaangi Border War, Gaangi forces were caught unprepared and unaware, resulting in serious military reforms that extended through the 1980s. In 1984, the Uzhut Insurgency broke out, as several military installations and government buildings were captured by the proclaimed Uzhut National Republic. The Gaangi Army was sent in, and after the bloody Siege of Bujukbir in 1986, the war ended. In 1989, the All-Peoples Armed Forces announced their 3.0 Doctrinal Publication for Unified War, dubbed the "Firepower Update", with a significant improvement of Gaangi doctrine on C4I, new recon-strike package technologies and force structures, a completely revised All-Peoples Aviation force structure and new multirole systems, and massive investment in conventional rocket forces. The Firepower Update helped transition the Gaangi Armed Forces into a highly flexible and modernized force.
After the 1999 Yellow Putsch in the SRJ, the Gaangi Aviation established no fly zones and conducted combat operations in the southern and central regions of East Jiquan to fight against regionalist splinter groups who were attempting to secede from the central government in Ambagurun. In 1999 Nakgaang and the SRJ formally ended the Yichun Accords. In 2001 Nakgaang launched Operation Forest Burn to defeat the regional groups. The intervention featured doctrinal lessons learned from the Uzhut Insurgency, and resulted in several atrocities being committed. The Operation was deemed a success by 2005, and Gaangi forces in the occupied areas were replaced by East Jiquanese units. In 2009 Nakgaang reintegrated the SRJ into the [INSERT ORCOM INTEL SHARING] to bolster their intelligence sharing ties, and in 2011 a permanent Corps military command was stationed in East Jiquan for the first time since the 1960s.
Nakgaang is a unitary Single Party Socialist Republic with a Premier as head of state and government, and a Leading Party Member acting as something in between head of government and chief party whip. The country is run through the apparatus of the Gaangi All-Peoples Front (GAPF), the only legal party of Nakgaang. The Gaangi All-Peoples Front is referred to as the government of Nakgaang, due to the party apparatus and government structure being the same. All national party members must be members of the GAPF and swear allegiance to the Social State. This coupled with banning non-socialist members from the party has led to a restricted form of democracy.
The Premier of the State is selected by unanimous decision by the Central Committee. The Central Committee is the highest body in the Gaangi All-Peoples Front. The Central Committee is selected by the national party members of the Gaangi All-Peoples Front, and is usually based on seniority and political connections. Six out of the nine current sitting members of the Central Committee currently serve in the government as well as as national party members. The bureaucracy of the All-Peoples Front is split into four types: the legislature, the executive, the local governments, and the judiciary.
The national party members of the Gaangi All-Peoples Front are elected at the Sector and Autonomy level, serving a six year term, with a maximum of three terms each. There is one national party member for each Sector and Autonomy. These members are elected through FPTP and constitute the unicameral Gaangi All-Peoples Congress, the national legislature.
The Premier is the head of state and functions in many governmental roles, including being the commander-in-chief of the All-Peoples Armed Forces of Nakgaang and also managing the various bureaucratic Offices and Sub Offices. The Premier also has partial oversight of the High Inspector alongside the Congress.
The High Inspection Committee is the highest court in Nakgaang, with several lower courts being assigned to geographic regions. Each Lower Inspection Committee is also supported by various specialty courts which reside in Mahesawar. Interestingly both an anti corruption agency (CCT) and a Party crimes agency (DDH) are subordinate to the High Inspection Committee, giving the court significant powers.
Military and Security Services
The All-Peoples Armed Forces of Nakgaang are the military forces of Nakgaang. There is also the Central Security Office, which manages the three security branches and the Intelligence Directorate. However, the General Staff of Central Security are subordinate to the Central Committee.
Nakgaang has embassies in the majority of Ordic nations. Nakgaang is a founding member of the Ordic League.
Nakgaang maintains strategic and ideological relationships with East Kuiju and Gran Altiplano, and maintains a strategic alliance with Ahrenrok and Transoxthraxia through X. Nakgaang also has large trade and security ties with Meriad, Sarethan, and Zusea.
The GDP (nominal) of Nakgaang stood at $3.089 trillion at the end of 2018, and with a per capita GDP of $11,785, Nakgaang is the 8th largest economy in Ordis nominally, and the 25th largest per capita nominally. The economy of Nakgaang is considered a mixed-market socialist economy, with significant state control in strategic sectors of the economy.
Nakgaang posted a 5.1% real GDP growth in 2018, marking the strongest year of growth since the 2014 recession, and the second best year of growth since the beginning of the 21st century.
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 $2.939 trillion 2.6% 259,750,000 1.12% 2018 $3.089 trillion 5.1% 262,110,000 .91%
77% Gaangi 8% Kuiju 6% Quanhcoi 4% Uzhut 2% Pasonian 1% Tegnadese 0.4% Ko Khani 0.3% Songese 1.3% other
Nakgaang maintains a steady birthrate at 2.2 births per woman.
Gobaism is a pantheistic religion with a belief in an impersonal essence, or Sakti (Gaangi: শক্তি), which guides the world and its processes through its nature. Gobaism rejects the bifurcation of the afterlife, and instead postulates that the afterlife is a resting place of the souls until the rebirthing of the earth, where the souls are then recycled along with all matter in the universe.
Sakti's similarity to an anthropomorphic deity is sometimes confusing. However the Essential Chapters explain that it is within Sakti's nature to create and cycle, thus its actions are of impulse not of sentience or choice. According to the text the impersonal essence recycles the universe on the great parchment of life, where its power is painted onto the great parchment of life. The world and afterlife exist for a time, and then slowly melt off the parchment. Thus the spiritual souls, afterlife, and physical world collect into the Sakti's "essence" and it again stains the parchment with the recycled matter and souls. This rebirth continues for eternity.
The main features of Gobaism includes a focus on moral behavior to honor Sakti (which manifests in people taking collective views of moral actions not for self betterment but out of respect for the higher powers), its extensive rituals to celebrate Sakti, and optimistic idealism. Several sects exist in Nakgaang.
Gaangi culture is diverse owing to its vast geography and population. Its relatively isolated position from the western Cathaic areas of Escar led to a unique cultural development path, but cultural diffusion via the Central Escaric Steppe and Suska Plains, as well as through the Quanhco Gulf, has led to a heavily influenced culture.