Democracy of Malgax
Motto: "Unitibatur Democracy"
English: "United in democracy/United Democratically"
Anthem: "The flowing fields and righteous hearts"
|Ethnic groups||Malgan (near 100%)|
• Founding of Maungis
• Turanax's campaign
• Founding of the United Democracy
|2,956,899 sq mi (7,658,330 km2)|
• Water (%)
• 2019 estimate
|79.7/sq mi (30.8/km2)|
|GDP (nominal)||+2.34% estimate|
• Per capita
|Currency||The Currac (MGC)|
|Time zone||Maungis Central/Azomancan Coastal/Pulvos Time|
The United Democracy of Malgax (Officially Unita Dimokra Malgax) is a member of Aurebeshia and is bordered by Quebecshire to the east, Xusma to the north, and Greater Sacramento and Terranihil to the south. It also borders the Caelean Sea to the direct west. Malgax's capital and second largest city is Maungis while its largest is Azomanca, followed in third by Havina.
The people of what would now be called Malgax originated within the borderlands of what is now Greater Sacramento, and Terranihil. And would migrate like many other groups out of that area over the course of thousands of years. This was no different for what would eventually be the Malgan, whose ancestors would depart from their original homeland to the northwest, migrating all the way up to what what is now modern day western Karimun and eastern Groffennord.This area would be continually inhabited by these-proto Malgan peoples for the next few thousand years, with the area continually divided between small groups of hunter-gatherers for thousands of years. This period would see what could be called a Malgan "identity" form among the various tribes that roamed the land, and intermarriage between different groups was common to the point of normality. This close proximity also created a vague sense of religion, with specific areas being considered of spiritual importance by the majority of groups along with worship of similar gods and spirits. Not much is known beyond this due to the lack of materials and tools from that time period and the recent hostility between the Malgan and Groffenordic governments hampering excavation. The Malgan would continue to stay within the area through the Paleolithic and a good amount of the Neolithic, slowly growing and developing as a people.
The Neolithic would see an explosion in the population of Malgans and their eventual expulsion from their original homelands. The early Neolithic saw the Malgan rapidly advance in both farming and building, with small villages and towns being established and rudimentary farming and stoneworking becoming more and more prevalent as the centuries went by. This would eventually lead the the first trappings of government as tribes would expand from small collections of hunter-gatherers to powerful confederations several villages large. This development in both population, agriculture, and craftmanship would allow the disparate Proto-Malgan groups to establish true trade, exchanging cattle, food, tools, weapons, and all other sorts of goods. As the Neolithic progressed, basic metalworking would be discovered and, villages and towns would grow as a result. It was around this period when the Malgans would begin to be pushed out of their original lands by incoming Karimunese and Groffenordic migrants who would force out the Malgans in a relatively short period of time. The speed of the Malgan departure from their original homelands is believed to not have been caused by the migrating Karimunese but rather a more general migratory trend that saw hundreds of thousands of Malgans begin to migrate south to what is now Malgax. This migration would end at the late Paleolithic, With the Malgans settling the majority of Western, and Centeral Malgax. These migrations would continue until the end of the Neolithic, which would end when Malgans founded the first city on Ecros, Maungis.
Maungis was founded around 3500 B.C.E and still stands today as the oldest still inhabited city in the world. Originally founded by the Maungi tribe, Maungis was the first and most prominent of the pre-antiquity Malgan cities, growing into a metropolis that dominated central Malgax for hundreds of years. This was in part caused by the incredibly fertile lands surrounding Maungis allowing the city to rapidly grow its population at at sustainable rate, permitting the development of more specialized industries. And it's strategic position bordering three of the longest rivers in Malgax making it a trade and travel hub for the smaller city-states in the surrounding area. This dominance and wealth allowed Malgax to expand its influence across most of what is now the Capites province, subsuming lesser cities and independent tribes into vassal states that paid in tribute and manpower. This golden age would also see numerous expeditions carried out by Maungi explorers into both the east and west of Malgax, making contact with the western Malgan peoples and the Ayreoshubics in the east. These expeditions even reached as far as Yerounia and the Andaluzian Sea. This golden age however would end with the Maungi Civil War a conflict that devastated Maungis and the surrounding countryside. This instability greatly reduced both the power and prestige of Maungis, causing many of their vassal cities and tribes to break free of their control. The civil war would eventually end, but Maungis would be irreversibly weakened, and a new power would rise to take its place, Mulduvus and the Tundrens.
The city of Mulduvus was founded in the 3000 B.C.E by an unknown Tundren tribe. The Tundrens, having split off from the main migratory paths of the Malgans, had settled in the northwestern portions of what is now Malgax, encompassing the majority of what are the provinces of Provius, Tundres, and Fellis. These disparate settlements were isolated from each other due to the inhospitable climate of their settled area and the relatively large distances between population centers. Despite this impediment, the Tundrens advanced extensively in metalworking, discovering ironworking and heavy mining. Because of these discoveries warfare became far more common than before, and conflict became commonplace in the wide expanses and great forests. This warring states period would end with the ascension of Mulduvus, a centrally located Tundren city would begin a rapid campaign of conquest across the Tundren-inhabited lands. This campagna was led by the lord of Mulduvus, Alsaan Alaan who after successfully uniting the disparate Tundren tribes and cities declared himself king of the Tundren Kingdom. Beginning the era of Tundren dominance in Malgax.
The Iron Age-Early antiquity
The fight for domination over central and northern Malgax would start and end with the Tundren-Maungi Conflict a series of battles, skirmishes, and campaigns that would eventually lead to the fall of Maungis. The conflict started with the First Tundren Invasion, a military assault upon Maungis' northern borders that would result in the collapse of Maungi control in the area and allow for Tundres to seize control of the now unoccupied territory. The crushing success was in part due to Tundres' use of iron weaponry compared to Maungis' bronze, though this advantage would disappear as Maungis would quickly adapt to the new military reality and adapt iron working across it's now severely reduced territory. The next 50 years would see Tundres chip away at Maungis' territory, with constant campaigns and raids despoiling the Maungi's land preventing the city from recovering from the first invasion. This conflict became so intense that it depopulated the northern borderlands between Maungis and Tundres. Maungis would eventually fall in 2900 BC, and it's territory subsumed into the Newly declared Tundren Empire. However, this did not end Maungis, instead it grew due to the increased trade from being in the newly declared empire. This would launch Maungis into a new age of prosperity. This stability would last until the next millennium and into mid antiquity.
The Tundren empire after it's conquest of Maungis was left with total domination over what is now modern Malgax, with only the Ayreoshubic empire to the east able to challenge it's rule. This allowed the Tundren Empire to expand into the far west, south, and north of Malgax, conquering and assimilating the disparate tribes and kingdoms that had developed after the Neolithic migration. This expansion increased the size, power, and wealth of the empire, and it soon fell into complacency bereft of conflict or enemies to fight it. This would soon change as a mass migration of far western nomadic Malgan tribes began to migrate out of the far western reaches of Malgax, migrating through the western portion of the empire and into the south and east of western and central Malgax. This would cause insane instability within Tundres' western provinces, causing them to launch numerous military campaigns against the incoming nomadic tribes, starting the a decades long conflict that would result in the First Ustcossic War. The Ustcossics a nomadic group from the far west had been migrating out of their original homelands, pushing the Ossinians, another nomadic group that had dwelled in what is now West Ustcossum out and to the south, forcing them to flee all the way to modern day Ossinia. This created a knock on effect that led to more and more Malgan nomadic groups fleeing their northwestern lands towards the south and east, These groups included the ancestors of the Demerens and the Deberics who would migrate to the southwest and southeast of Malgax respectively. Either Abandoning their nomadic ways and settling into tribal agrarian communities or maintaining their nomadic lifestyle. For the Tundrens the war was a disaster, the west was devastated and hundreds of thousands of lives had been lost to both the wars with the Ustcossics and the other nomadic groups being forced from their original homelands. The conflict eventually ended with the Battle of The Twenty Spears where the majority of the Ustcossic Sheriffdom's forces were destroyed by a combined force of Tundrens, Ossinians, and Demerens ending the First Ustcossic war. The cultural, political, economic, and military effects of the conflict would leave an impact upon Tundren and later Malgan society would be widespread. The Tundren Empire would be permanently weakened for the next few centuries, the war brought heavy military reform to the Empire, with the Army being redesigned and reorganized to better fight nomadic horse-riding opponents, as well as undergoing large scale construction and fortification programs to repair and refortify the various settlements that had been destroyed or damaged. These programs would concern the Empire for the next few decades and would force the Tundrens to push back expansion and become more isolationist as to maintain their territorial integrity. Culturally the war permanently humbled the Empire and greatly diminished it's standing with both it's peoples and vassals. Despite winning the war the devastation caused by the invading nomads would leave a scar upon the empire's collective psyche which would linger for centuries to come. "Ustcossic" would come to define any western nomadic group and the idea of expansion would be heavy discouraged by the empire's exausted populace.
After decades of rebuilding and recovery, the Tundren empire was able to reconstitute itself into a force ready once more for expansion, and it soon laid it's eyes on the west. The Ayreoshubic Kingdom had long been a rival for the Tundren empire, with border skirmishes common between the two powers. However, the two empires had never entered a full scale war, fearing that the conflict would destroy both. This mentality ended under the Tundren emperor Aalaanagan The Butcher, who after vassalizing the Ossinian Confederacy Invaded the Ayreoshubics in 2100BC, the war started as a smashing success for the Tundres, with their armies cleaving through the Ayreoshubic armies. The advance would however be stopped by a combined Ayreoshubic force and would eventually be pushed back, being driven from the vast majority of their earlier gains, with little change to the border between the two nations. One of the major effects of this war was the settlement of the Ossinain auxiliary taken by Aalaanagan into the far eastern portions of now modern day Malgax. These Ossinians would intermingle with the Deberics creating the Ivisians. Who would eventually go on to invade and destroy the Ayreoshubic kingdom.
Conflicts like these would continue for the next three centuries with little change in territory between the two empires, these wars would however drain the resources, wealth, and manpower of the Ayreoshubic kingdom leaving it fatally weak against foreign invasions, yet is was not the venerable Tundren empire that would lay the finishing blow against their western rivals, but instead a group that their actions has created, the Ivisians. The Ivisians were born out of the the intermingling between the nomadic Ossinian and Deberic peoples, the former of which had settled after they had been released from their service with the Tundrens. The Ivisians, whose name came from where they roamed, the Ivisland, modern day North Ivis and South Ivis. This group had managed to carve out a territory between the Deberics and the eastern Ossinians. This group quickly snowballed, gaining more land and power growing into a sizable horde. This horde would be united by Taagunor the Ivisian who would attack the Ayreoshubics in a massive invasion unprecedented since the time of the First Ustcossic War.
The Frontier of Civilizations
Despite the Tundren Empire's dominance of the Border between Malgan and Ayreoshubic civilization, the lands between the two empires was inhabited my numerous Fellisian Tribes, Malgan groups closely related to the Tundrens who lived the furthest east of all Malgans excluding the Cazzacarics. These various tribes would oftentimes engage in protracted conflicts with the Ayreoshubic Kingdom, raiding the kingdom's lands and in return being invaded back by the Ayreoshubic armies. These conflicts would escalate into the Western Ayreoshubic Campaign, an invasion designed to subdue the Fellisian tribes and secure the territory that constituted what is now modern day North Ivis and South Ivis. The campaign was initially successful, with the majority of eastern Ivis placed under Ayreoshubic control. However, the campaign was stopped at the Battle of Vaatonbur Forest where the Ayreoshubic Army was decamated by a combined force of over 300 major and minor Fellisian tribes. This victory shattered any control the Ayreoshubic kingdom had in Ivis, forcing the empire to retreat back to its borders. These conflicts would grow more complicated as the Tundren Empire expanded east, as tribes and petty kingdoms would be forced to choose sides to avoid destruction. This geopolitical conflict would end as the Ayreoshubic kingdom weakened and Nomadic Malgan groups from the west entered the area.
The Seizure of The East
The Growing Instability of the Ayreoshubic Kingdom combined with it's weakness from the constant internal and eternternal conflict made it a perfect target for foreign invasion. This invasion would come at the hand of the Ivisians. Led by Taagunor The Ivisian the Ayreoshubic Kingdom was crushed under the weight of the Ivisian armies. The Desolation of Taagunor was perhaps the most devastating campaign of destruction and looting ever done during that time period and led to the deaths of hundreds of thousands if not over a million Ayreoshubic civilians and soldiers. The destruction caused by the Ivisians would be enormous and would cause the degeneration of eastern civilization for the next thousand years. Despite their military success, the Ivisians would eventually be forced out of their new lands by incoming Fellisians, Derebics, and Maungans who would force the Ivisians into what is now North Ivis and South Ivis. The incoming Malgans would force the natives of these new lands north and south, into what is now Terranihil, Greater Sacramento, and Quebecshire. This mass settlement of the eastern coast would connect Malgax to the western world and bring new wealth into the area as trade networks were reestablished and cross cultural exchange grew. The fall of the Ayreoshubic Kingdom would lead to a new golden age for the many eastern Malgan groups as the plundered cultural and technological achievements of the Ayreoshubics were distributed back west.
Malgax operates on a parliamentary-presidential system with election cycles every five years for both the president and the Parliament, a judicial branch also exists that is subject to recall appointments every 25 years.
The Malgan Parliament is the nation's 500 seat proportionally elected legislative body, it is presided over by the First Speaker who ensures the orderly passage of bills, debates, and other actions the legislature must undergo. The first speaker is elected every election year by the parliament and is the third in line for the precidency behind the Vice President, the Parliament also has control over the National Guard and the nation's finances.
The Presidency The Presidency or "Executive Branch" is the bureaucratic apparatus that revolves around the office of the president of Malgax. The President is subject to the same election cycle Parliament is subject too, and is elected through a popular vote by the nations citizens. The President is charged with appointing ministry heads (if approved by Parliament) vetoing or approving bills, and handling the overall total command of the Military.
The Judiciary The Grand Tribunal of Malgax is the nations supreme judicial body, that presides over the all of the nations courts. The Tribunal is made up of 5 Grand Judges who decide cases of high importance, such as constitutional arguments, civil rights, and the powers of government. The Grand Tribunal is subject to recall appointments every 25 years, and are appointed by the President and approved by the Parliament.
Modern Day Malgax is a devout but secular democratic nation having late-stage developing economy, with the majority of the nations populace living in small villages or townships across the country. The nation is led by a president, who shares their power with both the head of the legislature, the first speaker, and the head of the judiciary, the first judge. Diplomatically, Malgax is isolated, with its culture and language being seen as completely alien to other nations. Malgax only maintains light trade with outsiders and has few international relations. Malgax is currently lead by President John Statin.
The Malgan Military is the nation's military branch. Divided between the Malgan Army, the Malgan Air Force, and the Malgan Navy, as well as the Malgan Special Forces Command. These organizations are relativity small (excluding the air force), a situation brought upon by centuries of peace within Malgax. A national guard is also employed, though this force is usually employed for disaster relief and peacekeeping, having little experience or training with modern warfare.
The Malgan originated from the far north, south of what is now called Groffenord. These migrants to the south are the ancestors of the modern Malgan, and their spirit still dwells within the populations hearts. Malgax is near entirely Schur Christian, and the population is one of the most homogenic in the world with a near 100% Malgan ethnic makeup. The Malgan themselves can be divided into sub cultures depending on their geographic position while also maintaining a cultural orthodoxy in the larger sense. This homogeneity comes from the policy of the Turanax line of kings who would enforce the culture of Maungis across their domain. This policy resulted in a population that looks the same from the east coast all the way to Yeroun, and while this does contribute to the general unity of the nation, it generally makes fish out of water movies an impossibility for the cinema industry. The population is mostly distributed within small farming villages and larger towns, while a minority lives within the cities. This dysphoria creates a situation where you have few large population centers and many small, isolated towns scattered across the countryside, creating interesting governmental districts.
Central malgax: A vast flatland stretches across the heartlands of Malgax, dotted by farms and small towns this area has little in the way of environmental diversity. Notable animals include the Malgan Turkey, the nations national animal, the three-tailed dire rabbit, and the giant Malgan bison. Climate is temprate, with highs in the 60's and lows in the 50's degrees Celsius.
Northern Malgax The north of malgax is a desolate tunra, with little in the way of population but is rich in mineral resources. What life lives here is tough and dangerous, it is no coincidence that the Nortes Presbite has the highest death-by-animal rate in the nation. The climate is cold and harsh, with frequent blizzards and snowstorms, temperatures can go as low a -40 degrees Celsius.
Western Malgax Named "The frontier," western Malgax is dominated by forested land within its center and the Cronan sea to the near northwest, where a great diversity of animals live undisturbed by human hands, farther to the west, the land of Yeroun sits divided from Malgax. Covered by forests on one side and flatland on the other Yerounia is a lush and gorgeous land. Oftentimes visited by Malgans the nation over. The climate is wet and cool, with averages in the 40 degrees Celsius.
Eastern Malgax Sandwitched between the Rethes mountains and the Queen Tyris great forest the area encompacing the near entirety of the Lunen Presbite is a dry and arid land, with little in the way of arable land, Though the coast bordering the Great Turanax Bay is particularly fertile. This dry country does however posses the nations greatest supply of oil and natural gas, along with numerous deposits of rare earth metals. The climate is dry, and can oftentimes reach a temperature of 80 degrees Celsius.