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Stratocratic Republic of Rakeo

Flag of Rakeo
Flag
Coat of arms of Rakeo
Coat of arms
Motto: "Victory Demands Sacrifice"
Venko Postulas Ofero
Anthem: March to Paragon
Location of Rakeo
Capital
and largest city
Olino
Official languagesRakeoian
Religion
No Official Religion (Catholicism partially permitted)
Demonym(s)Rakeoian
GovernmentStratocracy Republic (Military Dictatorship)
Cornell
History
223
• First Rakeoian Republic Established
602
• Theocractic Rakeoian Republic Established
April 4, 1754
• Rakeoian Civil War
April 4, 1950
• Stratocratic Rakeoian Republic Declared
June 18th, 1955
Population
• 2020 estimate
30 million (N/A)
• Density
000/sq mi (0.0/km2) (N/A)
GDP (nominal)2018 estimate
• Total
ℝ34.1 trillion (N/A)
• Per capita
ℝ113,333 (N/A)
Gini (2019)Negative increase 20.4
low
HDI (2019)Steady 0.5
low
CurrencyRakeoian Ralgia (RR)
Time zoneRakeo Timezones
Driving sideright

Rakeo is oppressive nation known for political repression, a stratocratic government, and an affinity toward violence-based technology, and is the second and only other nation located in the Southern Sea. The capital of Rakeo is Olino. It has a two neighboring nations, one to its north in the form of Creeperopolis, with a technologically backwards nation in the west, known as Sequoyah. As of 2020, an estimated 30 million people live in the island nation.

History of Rakeo

Pre-Unification

Western Rakeo was originally settled by sea-faring tribespeople, possibly from modern day Sequoyah[citation needed]. Over time, the first settlements transitioned from fishing as a main source of food towards agriculture and domestication of new plants. These coastal villages would later become Rakeo’s first city-states.

Internal expansion

Colonial status

First Republic

The first republic was a loose organization formed out of voluntary pacts between coastal city-states. These agreements lasted until 1704 and were superseded when the Republican Congregational Congress formed.

Theocratic Republic

Under Rakeian Catholicism, the foremost religion in Eastern Rakeo, the RCC was originally formed as a voting bloc for the first republic’s legislature, but soon had all city-states as part of its agreement. A vote was held to abolish the previous constitution, and the Theocratic Republic of Rakeo was born.

Almost immediately, there were challenges to the legitimacy of the new government. Inland farmers, already incensed from being disenfranchised under the coastal government, began to rebel. While the sporadic violence was tolerated at first, the TRR eventually established a peacekeeping force to oversee the inland provinces.

Farmers' revolt

Rakeoian Civil War

Gun sled operated by Stratocratic military forces.

Stratocratic Republic

After June 15th of 1955, which marked the official surrender of the TRR, the current government of all of Rakeo became the Stratocratic Rakeian Republic. The new government maintains a stable military state. A long period began where the island of Rakeo was almost completely isolated from the rest of the world.

Cultural Restoration

Modern History

2016 'Malfermiteco' Initiative

In 2016, the government of Rakeo began a program known as the Malfermiteco, or 'openness' initiative. Following the announcement of this new program, a state-sponsored recreational visit to Karimun occurred.

Geography

Topography

Climate

Rakeo has a temperate climate throughout most of its interior.

Government

Structure

The highest authority in Rakeo following the Rakeoian Civil War has been the Directory of War, lead by General Secretary Richard Cornell. Situated beneath the Directory of War are the Directory of Interal Affairs (DIA), the Directory of Industrial Matters (DIM), and the Directory of Scientific Pursuits (DSP). Authority over offices such as the directories of Education, Diplomacy, and Industrial Science is delegated these central directories and their Directors.

Known subdirectories

Directory of Tourism

Formed in 2020, the Directory of Tourism serves the tourist market to the nation. The current number of documented tourists to Rakeo is 0, making the Directory's purpose rather unclear.

Directory of Internal Affairs

In charge of security in the nation. Known to be heavily deployed in the east to quell unrest after the civil war.

Directory of Industrial Matters

Self described as being charged with the production of militarily necessary commodities, the Directory of Industrial Matters serves as a state-run monopoly that manages most companies in the country. The Directory of Diplomacy and the Subdirectory of Commercial Exports are both operated by DIM.

Political Culture

The governmental structure of Rakeo lends itself to a complex, multilayered, and often troubled bureaucracy. Understandably, this makes dealing with Rakeo's internal administrative and bureaucratic obstacles difficult at times, sometimes interfering with diplomatic affairs. This is exacerbated by Rakeo's ambiguous stance on foreign nationals; there is little done to clarify government policy to outside bodies. The barrier between government and Rakeo is difficult to cross, acting as a strong deterrent to any possible tourism.


Foreign relations

Modern relations

Structure
Rakeoian diplomacy is undeveloped from years of isolationism. The modern Rakeoian directory of diplomacy is a paper department operated by the directory of industrial affairs, which other directories feed requests to. Beyond the tenuous system of official diplomacy, the embassies of Olino are known as serving as backdoor diplomatic relations.

TEU Entrance
A diplomatic trip to Terranihil, which resulted in the addition of Rakeo to the TEU. There are currently allegations that the nation of Rakeo is providing assistance to the Terranihilian government's malgan ethnic cleansing efforts.

Military

The Rakeoian Armed Services (Rakeoian: Rakeoaj Armitaj Servoj) composes the military forces of Rakeo. Originally established under the TRR to fight unruly farmers, soon co-opted other function of society, acting as personal guards for the Archbishops, and as a unified police force.

Human rights

Lack of political freedoms

Rakeo is a one party state, and all news agencies were nationalized immediately following the conclusion of the civil war. In addition, outside journalism is heavily restricted as per 2020 legislation. Prior to 2020, no journalists were documented entering Rakeo under the Stratocratic government.

Discrimination on religious grounds

Many of those who fled the country during the civil war later described mistreatment of militant forces against clergy and Catholics. These allegations could not be substantiated, in part due to a ban on incoming travel put into place shortly after the conclusion of the war.

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