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Rakeo, officially the Stratocratic Republic of Rakeo is the second poorest nation on the Southern Landmass. Rakeo is bordered to the north by Creeperopolis and the Senvarian Sea, and to the west by the Republic of Sequoyah. As of 2020, Rakeo has an estimated population of 30 million, making it the 19th most populous nation in the world.

The First Kingdom of Rakeo was established in 656 as an extension of a system of government originally designed to protect farming settlements across the island, upending the status quo of city-states dominating the countryside. While challenges emerged over the centuries, the kingdom remained intact until a plague on crops spread across the island. Forests reclaimed unmaintained fields, and famines took their toll as well. This dark age lasted for the next centuries. At the beginning of the 16th century, the great city-state of the west, Olino, sought protection against the "destiny of conquest" put forth by their western neighbor. In doing so, Moreno I would unite Olino with Paragon and Jinosia in a military alliance that became the rebirth of a united Rakeoian monarchy. Eventually, Henriko Dodge, a rising star in statecraft, challenged the monarch and created the First Rakeoian Republic. In 1838, the Invasion of Rakeo by Creeperopolis dismantled the First Republic and established the Captaincy General of Rakeo. Following the First independence referendum, a colonial republic was allowed to administer the island, and with the Second independence referendum, the Second Republic of Rakeo fully restored the nation's autonomy. In 1950, the Rakeoian Civil War broke out following a widespread mutiny in Olino, and the murder of multiple agents of the Republican government. After five years of bloody fighting, the Stratocratic Republic of Rakeo was solidified as the island's government.

The Rakeoian economy used to be heavily based on agricultural and textile exports, but under the isolationist policies of the government during 1955-1980, exports fell and the economy contracted to its modern value of ℝ34.1 trillion. (The Rakeoian Ralgi has hyperinflated to over 113 times as much as the Quebecshirite Credit, the base currency of Terraconserva. As such, the figure of ℝ34.1 trillion is equivalent to ₡0.3 trillion Credits.) The country continues to struggle with historically poor foreign relations, a drug epidemic, a weak economy, and country-wide poverty. The official currency of Rakeo is the Rakeoian Ralgi and it has been since the end of the Second Republic. Rakeo has been commonly called "a dictatorship in everything but name".

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A Snow Plane is a vehicle designed for cold weather travel, mostly contained to the harsh Rakeoian ice shelf. While operating on flat icy surfaces, the snow plane offers an unparalleled level of mobility, outside of Rakeo, the snow plane has not seen widespread adoption by military forces or civilians. This is likely as a consequence of the rarity of the conditions suitable on Terraconserva.

The standard chassis includes an air intake on top and two blades on the rear side of the fuselage.
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  • Rakeo has an ongoing selective blockade of Sequoyah's Freemont strait
  • Tourism as a new industry for Rakeo has been open for around a year
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Book burning done during the 1970s' Cultural Restoration
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Richard Cornell was born in 1918. He enlisted in a local militia in the outskirts of Olino at the age of 22, and rose steadily through the ranks until 1956, where Olino's forces were drafted into the Rakeoian Civil War. After being mobilized to the southern front, Cornell's unit proved instrumental in the southern militant defense. Read more...
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The Rakeoian Civil War was a civil war that was fought between 1950 to 1955, between a nationalist-military unified front in the west and loyalists who backed the eastern Rakeoian Republic. The war is generally agreed by scholars to have ended with the surrender of the Republic stronghold of Jinosiá in 1955. Despite this, the Stratocratic government has never formalized any treaty ending the war, saying that the Rakeoian diaspora and its descendants are "enemy combatants, war criminals, and terrorists". Read more...
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