Stratocratic Republic of Rakeo
Motto: "Victory Demands Sacrifice"
Venko Postulas Ofero
Anthem: March to Paragon
and largest city
|Religion||No Official Religion (Catholicism partially permitted)|
|Government||Stratocracy Republic (Military Dictatorship)|
• First Rakeoian Republic Established
• Theocractic Rakeoian Republic Established
|April 4, 1754|
• Rakeoian Civil War
|April 4, 1950|
• Stratocratic Rakeoian Republic Declared
|June 18th, 1955|
• 2020 estimate
|30 million (N/A)|
|000/sq mi (0.0/km2) (N/A)|
|GDP (nominal)||2018 estimate|
|ℝ34.1 trillion (N/A)|
• Per capita
|Gini (2019)|| 20.4|
|HDI (2019)|| 0.5|
|Currency||Rakeoian Ralgia (RR)|
|Time zone||Rakeo Timezones|
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.
- 1 History of Rakeo
- 2 Geography
- 3 Government
- 3.1 Structure
- 3.2 Known subdirectories
- 3.3 Political Culture
- 3.4 Foreign relations
- 3.5 Military
- 3.6 Human rights
- 4 References
History of Rakeo
Western Rakeo was originally settled by sea-faring tribespeople, possibly from modern day Sequoyah. 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.
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 These agreements lasted until 1704 and were superseded when the Republican Congregational Congress formed.
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.
Rakeoian Civil War
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.
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.
Rakeo has a temperate climate throughout most of its interior.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.