|Socialist State of Namgiang
ण्ह णुओक क्स होइ चु ण्घिअ णम गिअङ
|Motto: "कक दन तोक दोअन केत वि लोइ इच चुङ"
"The peoples unite for common good"
|Anthem: Forwards unto Liberation
चुयेन टिएप डेन गिऐ फोङ
Physical map of Namgiang
|Recognised national languages||Giangi|
|Ethnic groups (2016)||
|Government||Single Party Socialist Republic|
|-||Premier of the Party||Premier Lieu Thuong|
|-||Leading Party Member||Leading Party Member Đoàn Chung|
|Legislature||Giangi All-Peoples Front Caucus|
|-||Giang Empire||667 AD|
|-||Namgiang Empire||1243 AD|
|-||Republic of Namgiang||1796 AD|
|-||Socialist State of Namgiang||1908 AD|
920,564 sq mi
|GDP (nominal)||2017 estimate|
|Date format||dd-mm-yyyy AD|
|Drives on the||left|
Namgiang (Giangi: णम गिअङ), officially the Socialist State of Namgiang (Giangi: ण्ह णुओक क्स होइ चु ण्घिअ णम गिअङ) is a sovereign country located in Eastern Escar between the Myaartway Gulf and the Yurganian Sea. At 2.3 million square kilometers, Namgiang is the [1st or 2nd] largest country in the world by surface area, and has the largest population in the world at 212 million people. Namgiang is a unitary single-party socialist republic, with the Giangi All-Peoples Front being the only legal political organization in Namgiang. Namgiang borders Jiquan, Myaar'tway, Tsutikuo, and Machen, and has a maritime border with Meriad. Namgiang consists of 138 Sectors, 6 Social Autonomies, 1 Military Autonomy, and the Capital Autonomy. The country consists of a variety of diverse topography with its main population centers located in the Xanhvinh plain, Central Escaric Steppe and the Chinbac Plain. Namgiang's capital and largest city is Minh Nong, with a population of 16 million. Other major cities include Don Nap, Houkan, Artux, Long Loc, Romchek, and Chong Prek.
The early Giangi civilizations arose in the Xanhvinh Plain, gradually expanding and centralizing the state, forming one of the early bureaucracies and centralized governments.
- 1 Etymology
- 2 History
- 3 Politics
- 4 Geography
- 5 Economy
- 6 Demographics
- 7 Culture
The name Namgiang (Giangi: Nàm Giang) is literally translated to 'south expanse', and was first used in records in 80 BC to differentiate the southern Quyen Dynasty from the northern Vo Dynasty.
The heartland of Namgiang was originally inhabited by various Turkic tribes who migrated from the west. The early Giangi began migrating from southwestern Escar into the Xanhvinh plain around 60 AD, where the native tribes were eventually killed off or migrated west and east. Traditional Giangi history starts in 300 AD when the first Giangi kingdoms were established along the Vangha River. The gradual coalescing of tribal entities and city states resulted in a massive boom of urbanization and expansion, which coincided with a boom in technological innovations in agriculture. In the mid 300's several droughts and ecological calamities caused significant migrations. Around this time the ideas of Bautroiism as espoused by Duu Hoang led to the establishment of new religious principles and a powerful religious aristocracy in the kingdoms and city states. By 450 AD early Giangi peoples began migrating and settling the Northern Xanhvinh plain around the Chinbac River. The massive population transfers unsettled the several large kingdoms who then collapsed into small city states, while the Chinbac River basin formed more centralized kingdoms. By 545 the northern Xanhvinh plain was united under the Tucknul Kingdom. The southern city states formed a series of confederations that resisted the northern Giangi for over a century. In 602 the Tucknul Kingdom collapsed and was succeeded by the Baccaod Kingdom, which began a more concerted effort to push into the south. Unencumbered by the once entrenched Tucknul religious aristocracy (which was replaced by a civil bureaucracy), the Baccaod made significant gains in the southern Xanhvinh plain. By 667 the Xahnvinh Plain was united under the Baccaod Kingdom. King Vo then crowned himself Emperor of Giang.
The Giang Empire lasted from 667 till 1028. The Vo Dynasty greatly expanded the Giangi dominion over the [insert central steppe]. Nomadic raiders greatly threatened the more sedentary Giangi civilization which drove the Giang Imperial conquests to the east and west. In 1028 Emperor Vo Tri died. The Emperor appointed his most trusted adviser as Emperor. This leadership quickly broke down and the Empire was split between Northern Giang Empire and the Southern Giang Empire around 1029 AD. This lasted until the Imperial Reunification in 1102 when the more economically dominant Nam Giang Empire incorporated the Bac Giang Empire after its capital was sacked. By then the southern Giangi Emperor maintained his rule through a vast bureaucracy, and essentially an appointed bureaucrat managed state affairs. The unification resulted in the need for devolving of powers which led to the infamous Giangi Dual Government, where the Emperor maintained two courts and two related yet semi independent bureaucracies.
By the mid 12th century the Dual Empire collapsed, and while the north splintered into various kingdoms, the south was kept united under the Namgiang Empire. From 1200 till 1700 was the era of expansion for the Namgiang Empire, which at its peak extended from the Machen frontier to the Crosswind Sea. (insert great plague). After the Great Plague which ravaged the Empire, a civil war broke out in the Empire between Imperial loyalists and dissatisfied nobility who resented the increased centralization of the Empire and their decreasing autonomy. This civil war led to the abolishing of local nobility and creation of a powerful Imperial bureaucracy which turned the kingdoms and duchies of the Empire into provinces. This new administrative bureaucracy came to dominate the political landscape of Namgiang, which was frequently at odds with the Imperial court and the military. By this time the military maintained its own separate recruitment systems directly accountable to the Emperor, and thus bypassed the Provinces administrative structure. This led to a series of rebellions from local provincial administrations who resented the military's growing importance in the rural regions. These rebellions conicided with invasion from the Zhoggchu Empire, which managed to sack Minh Nong, but failed to gain any meaningful foothold in the Xanhvinh Plain or [insert northern plain]. By the mid 1400s the situation stabilized and the nation began expanding again. By the 16th century trade and travel flourished, with networks stretching from the Cathai Empire across Antar and to the Ordan states. This spawned a wealthy trading class and particular urban cultures especially in the southeastern regions of Namgiang. Giangi settlers fully colonized the Quanhco islands, which previously was home to indigenous groups and small coastal trading settlements.
Namgiang was a relatively recent civilization, and thus the nation experienced significant turmoils in its gradual centralization which forged a strong national ethos resting in a horizontally structured (structured around wide reaching institutions who's permanence in the hierarchy of institutions did not extend far from their power bases) and flexible yet bloated bureaucracy, and an introverted culture which is generally wary of other people groups. Namgiang's strong yet partially divided agricultural regions and lack of defensible borders led to a strong and capital rich heartland but hollow and poor frontier bonded by the horizontal institutions of the Giangi culture. Such institutions included the Imperial bureaucracy, the provincial bureaucracy, the professional military forces, and the local temples of Bautroiism. The great power and wealth gap between the ethnic Giangi areas and non Giangi regions frequently has led to unrest and Namgiang continually transfers wealth from its core to the periphery.
By the 1700s massive amounts of money were being transferred into the periphery, and this angered the rich and middle urban class. In 1796 the monarchy was overthrown and replaced by an oligarchical republic with its main power bases in the cities. This resulted in various rebellions and secession movements throughout the country. Namgiang was in continual social and political turmoil for the first half of the 19th century.
Socialist State of Namgiang
Social unrest in the rural and urban regions of Namgiang resulted in the Liberation War, which was fought between Republican loyalist and communist revolutionaries From 1903 to 1908. By the summer of 1908, the communists won, establishing the Socialist State of Namgiang. The Socialist State underwent lengthy rebuilding from 1908 until 1939, when the Jiquan Kingdom declared war on Namgiang. This rebuilding included a reforming of the administrative structures which granted greater economic autonomy to the provinces and centralized the security apparatus in Minh Nong. After brutal fighting in central and northern Escar in the Central Escaric War, the war ended in 1944 with the capitulation of Jiquan to Giangi and Shirakawan forces, liberation and restoration of the Meriadni Kingdom, and a Giangi occupation zone in southern Machen.
The Social Republic of Jiquan was quickly integrated into the Giangi military command with the Giangi Occupation Forces, Jiquan Theatre, being transitioned into the Jiquan Theatre which was integrated with the Jiquan Revolutionary Armed Forces. However, the Social Republic of Machen was not integrated due to political reasons and only a token force was maintained in the SRM. At the outbreak of the Machenese Civil War in 1959, the All Peoples Armed Forces High Command and the Premier called for a significant intervention, however, various state security apparatuses and the Foreign Office rejected the proposal. The APAF ignored their protest and began preparations to deploy expeditionary forces. After learning about the preperations, the QAN and Foreign Office attempted a coup against the High Command and the Premier, resulting in the squashing of the coup and the arrest of several high level officials. The country was put under emergency, and significant disunity occurred within the government. The situation finally stabilized in Namgiang around 1960, but the APAF was unable to send significant forces into the SRM, and Namgiang pulled out after several months of half hearted intervention. Still bitter from the loss, Namgiang refused to acknowledge the dissolution of the SRM and refused to sign the Dzongla Treaty, which contributed to serious tensions between the Machenese Empire and Namgiang.
In 196X, Namgiang was involved in the Hinomoto War, resulting in the withdrawal of Giangi forces from the island. Namgiang 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 Giangi 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. In 1984, the Uzhut War broke out. The Machenese Empire quickly involved itself and Namgiang and Machen fought a three week war, resulting in an OL negotiated ceasefire and establishment of a DMZ along the Giangi-Machen border. The Dennui DMZ remains the largest demilitarized zone in the world and the site of extensive military installations.
After the 1999 Yellow Putsch in the SRJ, the Giangi air force established no fly zones and conducted combat operations in the southern and central regions of Jiquan to fight against regionalist splinter groups. The situation led to two significant ground operations on the part of Namgiang in 2000 and 2008 to create a buffer zone along the Giangi border. In 2009 Namgiang reintegrated the SRJ into the [INSERT ORCOM INTEL SHARING] to bolster their ties.
Namgiang is a unitary Single Party Socialist Republic with a Premier as head of state, and a Leading Party Member as head of government. The country is run through the apparatus of the Giangi All-Peoples Front (GAPF), the only legal party of Namgiang. The Giangi All-Peoples Front is referred to as the government of Namgiang. All candidates that run for national office must be members of the GAPF and swear allegiance to the Socialist 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 Giangi All-Peoples Front. The Central Committee is selected by the national members of the Giangi All-Peoples Front, and is usually based on seniority and political connections. Six out of the nine current sitting members of the Central Committee also serve in roles within the All-Peoples Front besides their national membership roles in the Caucus. The bureaucracy of the All-Peoples Front is split into four types: the legislature, the executive, the judiciary, and the defense.
The national members of the Giangi All-Peoples Front are elected at the Sector and Autonomy level, serving a six year term, with a maximum of three terms each. These members are elected through FPTP and constitute the Giangi All-Peoples Caucus, the national legislature.
The Premier is the head of state and functions in many governmental roles, including commanding the All-Peoples Armed Forces, managing foreign affairs, managing economic reform (including partial oversight of the various State Owned Enterprises), and joint policy development with the Caucus. The Premier manages state affairs through Offices and sub Offices.
The High Inspection Committee is the highest court in Namgiang, with several lower courts being assigned to geographic regions. Each Lower Inspection Committee is also supported by various specialty courts which reside in Minh Nong. 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 is the military forces of Namgiang. The QAN (internal troops) and the Border Troops also maintain some forms of autonomy, but generally speaking are subordinate to the Central Committee. The APAF is also subordinate to the Central Committee. The Central Security Office and Foreign Security Office maintain a balance against the Judicial agencies, and in some cases with the support of the All-Peoples Caucus and Central Committee have conducted arrests and investigations in the court system.
Namgiang has embassies in the majority of Ordic nations. Namgiang is a founding member of Orcom and the Ordic League, and is an observer state of the Non-Aligned Movement.
Namgiang maintains strategic and ideological relationships with its Orcom allies Valourium and Gran Altiplano. Namgiang also guarantees the independence of Meriad through the X Treaty, and maintains strong trade relations with the Kingdom. Namgiang also maintains good relations with Transoxthraxia, Suavia, and Nerotysia.
The GDP (nominal) of Namgiang stood at $2.694 trillion USD at the end of 2016, and with a per capita GDP of $12,700 USD, Namgiang is the 10th largest economy in Ordis aggregate, and per capita X largest. The economy of Namgiang is a mixed market socialist economy, with significant state intervention in strategic sectors of the economy. Economy of Namgiang
| 40% Southern Giangi | 30% Baccaod Giangi | 8% Zhoggchu | 5% Bautic | 4% Tegnadese | 4% Uzhut | 2% Ko Khani | 2% Quanhcoi | 2% Pasonian | 1% Myaarmese | 2% other
Namgiang maintains a steady birthrate at 2.2 births per woman.
The majority of Namgiang is Bautroii, with Goba Bautroii being the largest sect at 76% of the population. The second largest sect is Animist Bautroii at 7% of the population. Another 10% of the population adhere to Zhoggchu Paganism, and the rest identify as irreligious or not sure, according to 2016 census statistics from the central government of Namgiang.
Bautroiism (Giangi: बौत्रोईस्म), is a native religion of Namgiang. Bautroiism is a pantheistic religion with a belief in an impersonal essence, or Su Hien Dien (Giangi: सु हिएन डिएन), which guides the world and its processes through its nature. Bautroiism 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.
Su Hien Dien's similarity to an anthropomorphic deity is sometimes confusing. However the Essential Chapters explain that it is within Su Hien Dien'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 Su Hien Dien's "essence" and it again stains the parchment with the recycled matter and souls. This rebirth continues for eternity.
Common to Bautroiism is a focus on moral behavior to honor Su Hien Dien (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 Su Hien Dien, and its pragmatic view of the future. The Bautroi Temples of Namgiang is the largest organization of Bautroiism, and maintains itself as the only moral organization. Many competing sects also exist, but they are usually much smaller and are discriminated against by the central government.
Giangi 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, yet Namgiang maintains similarities with the other Cathaic cultures.