Akai (Midgard)

Lazin Thearchy
𠘲秦䆐
Lazinküg (Dgt)

ꡉꡠꡋꡐꡞꡋꡂꡟꡠ
Thiaantshiaankuia (aki)

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Map of Akai
Map of Akai
Location of Akai in Esquarium
Location of Akai in Esquarium
CapitalQung
Largest cityGünlang
Official languagesAkai
Recognised regional languagesVarious local dialects
Ethnic groups
(2012)
Akai (95%)
Other (5%)
Religion
Kiaism (天倒) (72.8%)
Khaturvism (17.2%)
Other (10%)
Demonym(s)Akai, Akainese, Acanic
GovernmentTotalitarian Absolute monarchy
• Tiatu
Liannu
• Dihou
Tingzi Lazin
Jiexiu Lazin
Lilisi Lazin
• Regents
Tingzi Lazin
Sanfu Lazin
LegislatureImperial Court
Formation
2750 BCE
1625 BCE
1002 CE
13th December 1923
Area
• Total
8,784,749 km2 (3,391,811 sq mi)
Population
• 2012 census
531,977,241
• Density
60.6/km2 (157.0/sq mi)
GDP (PPP)(2014) estimate
• Total
$4,432,975,292,930
• Per capita
$8333.02
GDP (nominal)(2015) estimate
• Total
$2,969,496,960,000
• Per capita
$5,582
Gini (2012)65.2
very high
HDI (2016)0.80548
very high
CurrencyRang (㒳) (RNG)
Time zone(AKAI)
• Summer (DST)
UTC-5 ((AKAI))
Date formatdd-mm-yyyy CE
Driving sideleft
Calling code+314
ISO 3166 codeAKI
Internet TLD.AKI

Akai, officially the The Lazin Tiatuate or archaicly known as the Celestial Thearchy of Akai (Phadongmen: 𠘲秦䆐, Semrökvom: ꡉꡠꡋꡐꡞꡋꡂꡟꡠ, Dangat: Lazinküg, Akainese: Thiaantshiaankuia) is a sovereign nation located in the Vorganic ocean of Esqarium. Akai is a absolute monarchy governed by the Tiatu - the quasi-theocratic monarch of the current and his oligarchical council called the Grand Conclave, with the centers of government in the capital cities of Qung and Günlang while the palaces of Qankiung (in particular Dāstmēkthōng) and Qrawgra. Akai as a collection of islands centred around the Akai continent situated in the Vorganic ocean, south of Tuthina and Sentira. It exercises control over a variety of aristocratic feudal clans, bureaucratic cities and integrated territories due to its quasi-feudal government. Akai geographically is the largest Esquarian nation covering an area of 8,784,749km2 and has the largest population in the world, with 531,977,241 people living in the country.

Akai has been continuously inhabited since the Middle Paleolithic period, being a cradle of civilisation with the oldest traces dating back to 5000 BCE owing to the Aryan natives. After the unification of most of present-day Akai under the first Akai Tiatuate of the now extinct Lengzun Clan in 1625 BC, Akai enjoyed thousands of years of continuous history under various dynasties with occasional civil wars and succession crises. Much of Akai history relates the internal struggles that consumed Akai as it attempted to create a centralised and unified state. Its history of internal strife is a result of the terrain and short supply of arable land, which made struggles over land rights and food supply both bloody and inevitable.Throughout most of the country’s history,farmers eked out a living growing rice and, to a lesser extent, wheat and barley on small plots. The temperate climate and rich soil were conducive to high crop yields, and Akai farmers historically have been highly efficient. But the scarcity of arable land meant that it was highly sought after, fiercely contested, jealously guarded and frequently monopolized. Political power rested in the hands of those who could control farm land and food stores and command taxes paid in rice yields.The country was long divided after the death of the last Baermali TiatuHaunggo died without an heir. His brothers and his illegitimate son Sima Lazin eventually left the formerly unified country divided into the five empires of Keng, Lazinato, Xuan, Yaosai and Zhaoze. This period left Akai mired in an age of imperial wars, expansion and civil wars as well as also encouraging a flourishing of art and regional cultures long suppressed. The Gangslu Emperor began his invasion of the collapsing Akai Empires on the mainland in 1894 however due to his son and his own demise in 1985 it left Lazinato in the hands of Margrave Shang,Gieke Tang] and the young Lunkian Emperor (latter Sojin Tiatu). The unification of Akai took thirty years and eventually resulted in three factions dominating - the Lazinatoese Grand Empire of Akai, the Tuthinan backed Baermali League for Unification and the syndicalist Leikungzia. Eventually, thanks to the diplomacy of Lunkian and an XXX - XXX of Akai unification was achieved in 1923.

After 1923 Akai was lead by Tiatu Lunkian who spent most of his time conciliating the power of the Akai, rebuilding the infrastructure of the country and repairing international relations damaged by his regent and his grandfather's actions with the assistance of Prince Laurence Gentry. His son who succeeded him in 1964, the Qiakra Tiatu Long Lazin, was widely considered inept and dominated by his tyrannical wife Dihei Youxian. However, the defining characteristics of most recent Akai history was the Gwöng'an Tiatu. He was responsible for the modernization of the Akai economy, armed forces, its survival during the 20th centuries, the outlawing of slavery within its borders, and Akai's totalitarian nature today. He is also one of the few individuals who has used nuclear weapons and is also partially responsible for Akai's appalling human rights situation today. His son and the current Tiatu , the Liannu Tiatu Hulang Lazin is the current Tiatu although due his age and inexperience most of the country today is jointly administered by his uncle Prince-Regent Sanfu Lazin and the Grand Conclave although he is making more and more efforts to become politically active.

The Akai government officially describes itself as an aristocratic absolute monarchy with neo-legalist characteristics, but is widely considered a totalitarian securocractic stratocratic absolute monarchy with strong feudal element and a theocratic cult around the Lazins and in particular the Lazin Black Branch of Emperors and Tiatus and is incorporated into the canon of Baiqiang. The Tiatuate is described as being extremely kratocratic in nature, with internal factions especially after Giaaka's demise embracing great deals of infighting for power and position.

Today Akai is considered to be a power of some description, maintain a realist foreign policy which has been especially after the demise of Giaaka beginning to form closer ties. Akai is considered to be a industrializing semi-developed country, with the country having an above average human development index. The issue of human rights in Akai is believed to be incredibly poor, rivalling nations such as Koyro or Tuthina. Several organisations have accused the Akai government (under Giaaka and Youxian) of Policide, Politicide and human rights violations accounting to war crimes such as the use of nuclear and chemical weapons. They also claim that the government is sheltering war criminals of noble birth within its borders. The Akai government ignores all mentions of these officially with token recognition of the events even occurring. Akai is also noted to possess extreme population pressure, with its population having an increase of 1.778 over 14 years with the trend expected to continue thanks to natalist policies enacted. This has lead to the population is disproportionately young, with over 60% being under the age of 26. A great power, Akai is a recognized nuclear weapons state

Etymology

The etymology of Akai is ultimately lost to time, although speculation suggests it is a corruption of an Acanic term for spice brought on through Sjealandic mistranslations or is an ancient Sepcan name that through linguistic osmosis transferred to the Nordonoconitian world as Acae which gradually mutated into Akai.

The realm like many older Monic realms such as Tuthina does not utilise toponym or demonym in its official name, instead going by the name The Lazin Thearchy (𠘲秦䆐), literally meaning Celestial Qin State, as in the classical manner of Acanic Thearchies. It claims direct descent both by blood and spirit from the first Lengzun Thearchy.

The capital of Qung (or Kyung) is often used as a way of referring to the imperial theocratic government of the state by official commentators abroad although Akai is also colloquially used by foreigners. Natives of the nation use the demonym, Xiaatsu or in Classical Acanic, Gratok, literally meaning the ethnic group of the Xiaa or Gra - an ancient antecedent culture which the First Thearch created.

History

Prehistory

Arya era

  • Indo-Persians found settling, along with Polynesians. Literal Aryans.
  • Petty Kingdoms
  • Life is okay, agriculture being created.
  • Suddenly Qung erupts screwing over the Aryan civilisation

Acanics arrive

See the Great Monic Migration for more

  • Acanics regard volcanic eruption the welcoming/arrival of their Gods, worshipping the Tiatu to an extent and carrying his original body in a tomb.
  • They invade via boats initially, interacting primarily with the Polynesians who they successfully deal with but spare due to alliances.
  • Arya is not so prudent and is horrifically brutalised as food gets rarer, forcing the Acanics to rely on pillaging (which they are very good at.
  • Ends with near annihilation of Aryan civilisation

Petty Kings

  • Basically a period of petty kings, ended when a warlord unites the Akai plains.

The Tiatuates

  • First Dynasty
  • Outline functions of succession, legalism, etc.

The Baermali

  • Last dynasty

The Falling Ashes Period

The Five Kingdoms

The unification of Akai

Lunkian

Long

The Kengese revolt

The Baijian insurrection

Long's Regency

Giaaka

The Guizitong

The Giaaka miracle

Hulang

Government and politics

An example of an Imperial Edict Written in Dangat

The Tiatuate of Akai is officially an absolute monarchy with its monarchs hailing from Clan Lazin, ruled with influences from the Kuaiyan ideology formulated under Tiatu Giaaka. In practice however it is frequently often seen to be a totalitarian Neolegalist securocractic stratocratic absolute monarchy with strong corporatist influences. Akai is dominated by bureaucratic and technocratic functions as well as a persuasive aristocracy. To this end it is often characterised as being quasi-feudal however, this was discredited the modern people inquired into the secretive nation with the Tiatu retaining huge powers over the aristocracy and especially when Tiatu Gungqan completed the Thastfung reforms (Dangat:𠘲𧇌維𣂺 Bakhaui:ꡃꡀꡓꡎꡍꡆ ꡆꡇꡄꡕꡆꡍꡈꡍ ) Akai was more often compared to totalitarian states such as Razaria and the UNIR.

Akai is internationally condemned for its complete rejection of international human rights as well and international law. Akai has repeatedly demonstrated opposition to the very notion of rights and liberties, instead favouring "obliteration of self" in service of the Tiatu. The Tiatu claims sovereignty and the right to rule the world but the Akai state is directly administered by the Tiatuate. The Tiatu retains absolute power in Akai, with his proclamations used as laws, with the Tiatu being the fundamental source of legitimacy in that field. Legally the Tiatu is considered the head of state and head of government, however, a wide variety of ministries, councils and other aristocratic institutions divide up power.

As the currently reigning Tiatu, Liannu of the Lazin Clan, he fills the role of Tiatu and serves as the leader and ruler of all major governing functions. the second most prominent position in Akai is that of Regent, only used when the Tiatu is too young, wishes to delegate his authority or is incapable of ruling. The office was restored with the early death of the Gwöng'an Tiatu Giaaka Lazin in 2014, leaving the position to be taken by Prince Sanfu Lazin. The Position of Grand Councillor is also a significant one, often serving as the "highest among peers" for members of the Grand Secretariat or the Department of State Affairs, often demonstrating the Tiatu's favour. The Grand Councillor also occupies the role and title of Imperial Preceptor, which the position originally evolved out of, giving the Grand Councillor the authority to speak on the behalf of the Tiatu. Major institutions in Akai include the Grand Conclave, the Council of Princes and High Officials and the Conclave of Clans, Department of State Affairs, Orders of National Defence, among others.

Monarchy

A section of the Palace of Iwtrat (幽悊 Serene Wisdom)

Akai remains one of the few existing absolute monarchies in Esquarium, with the Tiatu (Dangat:𢂇命 Bakhaui: ꡊꡞꡈꡟ) possessing absolute legal, secular and religious power to dictate what he pleases. The Tiatuate is passed on by hereditary right to whoever the Tiatu dictates can inherit, however, the framework and conventions surrounding it has lead to the preference to the Tiatu's own children with candidates who are distant relations being shunned. It is also practised that only members of the House of Lazin can inherit, and further restrictions or preference is placed on at least being patrilineally descended from the Tiatu. This means in practice that female heirs are unlikely to be selected unless they are married to a male Lazin to which they would become co-monarchs, in a sense sharing the title. However, this is considered a position of last resort be the Akai and is highly unlikely in any situation other than the mass extinction of the male line.

In the Tiatuguo all law is derived from the Tiatu as well as all authority due to the innately religious nature of the position resulted in early translations of the position rendered as "God-Emperor" or "Thearch" although it is more accurately rendered as "God on Earth". When the Tiatuate was restored in 1923 under Tiatu Lunkian , while it de jure retained absolute and secular power, it, in essence, acted closer to an uncodified convention based constitutional monarchy.

The origins of the title Tiatu come from the long past in 3625 BC although the Akai themselves claim an even earlier date. He founded a great religion around himself, declaring himself the reincarnation of the deity Jinzhu and the Shoutditu - using a mask of obsidian as a testament to that. He was said to be inspired by the thirteen monoliths and began to create the palaces of Xungong to contain them, however, Xungong is far older than any sign of his reign. He combined his religious power along with his secular power to emerge as the prominent codifier of Tiandao Jiao texts, as well as protector of the Akai people and furthermore became one of the most important figures in Akai history. Later on, his Akai Tiatuate would lead on to eventually assimilate all rival civilisations and eventually after several generations they became Akai. Akai succession varies on by the Clan, Clan Lazin, in particular, has a form of succession which allows the head of the dynasty to select his heirs and that of his other family members. The Tiatu always must be male although there have been female monarchs in the past who did not claim the title and instead used an alternative or it is passed onto another male of the dynasty who she is wed to. The current Tiatu is Hulang I Huike Lazin who is currently seventeen years of age. He is considered to be a strong-willed character who lacks the controlling nature of his late father and previous Tiatu Güngqan.

The Regency

Thanks to the Tiatu being unable to directly rule the nation due to his age and experience, the position of Regent was that of equal power to the Grand Conclave although it lacks the absolute power of the Tiatu. The position is currently held by the head of the Guomin faction of reformists known as Prince-Regent Sanfu Salong Lazin. He is characterised by his softer approach to diplomacy and his anti-corruption and anti-Jituan policies which he has been trying to implement.

The Hagiarchy

The Hagiarchy (聖政, from 聖人政治) otherwise known as Leng-t-Tengt-t or Shiaöng-Tshiaöng Akai is the dual institution of the state temple and bureaucracy. It is contrasted with other Monic monarchies due to the deeply religious nature of its bureaucracy which is largely composed of Scholar-Priests. The theocratic aspects of the Akai state have resulted in large influence being placed on interpretation of religious texts and they came to be major features of Imperial examinations across various dynasties. While some positions required greater involvement with the rites and ceremony of the state than others who had roles nearly entirely secular in nature, there still was a considerable influence of both aspects within the government. Rank within The Hagiarchy is decided by the twenty rank system which are awarded based on meritorious service and imperial examination. The system of 20 (initially fewer) “ranks of merit” reintroduced by Margrave Shang has been argued to be "one of the most daring acts of social engineering in human history". This system became the cornerstone of social life in Akai. The lowest ranks were distributed for scholarly, military and other basic achievements; successful rank-holders cam be incorporated into the military or civilian administration and thereafter be promoted up the social ladder. Each rank granted its holder new economic, social, and legal benefits; and since the ranks were not fully inheritable, the system generated great social mobility which in the political structure of Akai is otherwise limited.

The Five Departments and Eight ministeries

An example of an Imperial Edict Written in Bakhaui
  • Grand Preceptory or the Preceptory is the whose function was to advise the Tiatu and Grand Conclave, as well to review edicts and commands given down from them too.While initially one of the more minor departments, it has increasingly gained influence through the control of the details of policy and possesses a de facto veto over policy which is poorly rendered. They are also in charge of ensuring the quality of the edicts and decide upon which memorials are presented to the Tiatu.
  • Grand Emissary of the Imperial Clan is the main representative of and manager of the Tiatu's Clan and family with the rest of the bureaucracy in order to ensure its loyalty. The Grand Emissary is always occupied by a member of the imperial family. This minister's subordinates heard grievances of imperial family members and informed them about new ordinances. Unlike less nobility, who were not responsible to any of the ministers of state, imperial princesses and their fiefs were kept under surveillance by the Grand Emissary of the Imperial Clan.
  • Grand Conclave is the central policy-formulating agency that was responsible for proposing and drafting all imperial decrees, edicts, which are presented to the Tiatu for approval. It is also responsible for receiving Memorials to the throne. It is composed of various secretaries and important officials within Akai. It is chaired by its appointed head, the Grand Councillor of the Conclave.
  • Department of State Affairs controls the six ministries and is the highest executive institution of the Akai government. It is led by the Chief Councillor of State, currently Heng Longba, who was first appointed on the behalf of the then Crown Prince, Giaaka in his functions as regent for the throne.
    • Ministry of Rites is in charge of state ceremonies, rituals and sacrifices; it also oversaw registers for Tiandao Jiao priesthoods and even the reception of envoys from abroad thusly also dealt with Akai's foreign relations. It also managed the imperial examinations.
      • Bureau of Diplomacy with Barbarian societies evolved from the Office of the Scholar of Barbarian Societies, and represents itself as the foreign office of the Akai government.
      • Bureau of Tribute from Abroad handles officially the presentation of tribute to the Tiatu from tributaries abroad. In an official capacity, it handles the embassies of Akai, and the diplomatic quarter.
      • Bureau of Culinary affairs handles the preparation of food within Da Migong, and ensures the high quality of food via a series of trade networks and farms which are owned through His Holy and Most Exalted Perfection's Estates and Holdings.
      • Bureau of Ancestral Hygiene handles the management of genealogical records and enforces Imperial edicts on the topic of marriage. Akai being an aristocratic society is socially stratified, with certain unions being actively promoted among the aristocracy while the peasantry undergoes health check ups and to promote universally healthier offspring.
    • Grandmastery of War is equivalent to the Joint Chiefs of Staff elsewhere. It represents the Order of the Seas and the Order of the Field and the various sub-branches. It is usually represented by the Grandmaster of the Orders.
    • Ministry of Personnel is in charge of appointments, merit ratings, promotions, and demotions of officials, as well as granting of honorific titles
    • Ministry of Revenue is in charge of gathering census data, collecting taxes and handling state revenues, while there were two offices of currency that were subordinate to it as well as trade. It also manages Akai's economic, monetary, and financial policies and the maintenance of its economic position as well as ensuring the good functions of Akai's
      • Bureau of Tribute from the Exemplary Persons is responsible for managing the economic situation of the aristocracy, ensuring that their unique taxes are paid to the Tiatu. Aristocrats can pay their taxes which are owed to the Tiatu through non-monetary means, often in the form of gifts.
      • Bureau of Commerce handles the regulation and interaction of businesses, corporations. It is well known for its strong collaboration with Jituans, and uses this relationship to help influence the economy.
      • Bureau of Peasant Prosperity serves as the main institute for welfare within the nation, however, funding is negligible and is instead composed of long term investments which can be withdrawn to provide a limited source of economic prosperity. It also handles the regulation of birth rates and Akai's natalist programs.
      • Bureau of Filial development is responsible for the reduction of corruption within the ministry and encouraging good behaviour for all economic actors.
      • Bureau of Territory and Resources is responsible for the economic usage of Akai's resources and the management of its land.
      • Bureau of Industry handles the development and support of Akai's industry.
      • Bureau of Currency is responsible for the implementation of the realm's financial, monetary policy through its several Offices which serve as the Central banks of Akai.
    • Ministry of Punishments was in charge of judicial and penal processes but had no supervisory role over the Dishibu or the Grand Court of Revision.
      • Bureau of Civil Affairs manages all police forces within Akai, having control been removed from local civil magistrates to centralised officials.
      • Bureau of Peasant Security manages local policing, paramilitary, and militias and preserves stability in the frontier regions.
      • Bureau of Imperial Security manages the protection of all of the Tiatu's governments assets across Akai.
    • Ministry of Works is in charge of government construction projects, including major infrastructure projects, hiring of artisans and labourers for service, manufacturing government equipment, the maintenance of roads and canals, standardisation of weights and measures, and the gathering of resources from the countryside.
    • Ministry of Agriculture is responsible for agriculture and environmental issues relating to agriculture, fishery, consumer affairs, animal husbandry, horticulture, animal welfare, foodstuffs, hunting and game management as well as higher education and research in the field of agricultural sciences.
      • Bureau of Environmental Harmony is responsible for the preservation, maintenance and improvement of the natural beauty of Akai and is intended to protect the ecology of Akai.
    • Ministry of Ceremonies is in charge of religious rites, rituals, prayers, and the maintenance of ancestral temples and altars. Although its main concern is to link the Tiatu with the supernatural world and Heaven, it is also given the task of setting educational standards for the Imperial University and the academic chairs who specialized in the Four Classics, the holy texts of Tiandao Jiao.
  • Department of the Palace and Sovereign’s Household is responsible for the upkeep of the imperial household and the palace grounds.
    • Office of the Palace Table is responsible for providing the food presented at banquets.
    • Bureau of Carpentry is responsible for the creation and importation of goods, traditionally dealing with the wooden kind. Often responsible for toys presented to the children of the court.
    • Bureau of Palace Women is responsible for selections and the maintenance of the harem as well as the female staff.
    • Bureau of Medicine is responsible for the medical staff of the palace, with several dedicated medical staff being dedicated for the Inner clan assigned to royals on a personal basis.
  • Department of Secret Books was responsible for keeping books about astronomy and astrology originally, however, has been transformed into a general purpose scientific service, providing itself to serve as the central scientific body in Akai.
    • Bureau of Divination is responsible for the traditional Akai esoteric cosmology, a mixture of natural science and occultism as well as historical reflection and predictions about the future.
  • Department of Service was responsible for staffing the palace with eunuchs.
  • Curatory or the Board of Censors serves the purpose of representing the Kunshisho at court, it is traditionally considered to be outside the regular system of administration due to its unique purpose and counter-intelligence related operations.

The Grand Conclave

The Grand Conclave of Akai is widely considered to be where the de jure power of the Tiatuate lies after the demise of Giaaka. It is, in essence, a councillor body composed of heads of the various stakeholders in the Akai government. There are currently twenty members of the Grand Conclave are respectively:

  • Prince-Regent and Grand Preceptor: Sanfu Lazin
  • Grandmaster of the Orders of National Defence and Master of the field: Unoccupied
  • Colonel-Marshall: Qiang Lazin
  • Master of the Seas: Leimilian Tajin
  • Master of the Skies: Jiang Shang
  • Censor-Marshal of the Geluxu: Molxue Woerjin
  • Imperial Secretary of the Department of State Affairs: Heng Ryuunguo
  • Minister of Rites: Shou Mito
  • Minister of Revenue: Li Hi
  • Minister of Justice: Long Feng
  • Ministry of Personnel: Tai Baermali
  • Minister of Works: Fuchai Haituohua
  • Colonel of the Gongan (Public security): Qinshashi Yuanguai
  • The Most High Gunzhuzen: Jiazhang Liang
  • The Most Holy Patriarch of the Celestial Church of Dawei: Aiguo Lazin
  • The Imperial State Preceptor of the Tiatu: Zhu-Di Lazin
  • High Commandant of the guards: Chang Chan Mako
  • Da Zhu of the Xuezhe Scholarly Order: Tashuizhu Taming Yeung
  • Prince-Viceroy of Xinzuo: Qin Lazin
  • Hegemon-King of Xuan: Hua Huaqin Qin Long Jialazin
  • Dowager Dihei of Akai: Tingzi Maling Hei Ling Long Lazin
  • Governor in Chief of Waidiyi: Prince Yanfeng Yalong Long Youxian Lunkian Lazin

The Grand Conclave also has a position called the Grand Secretary of His Perfection who is considered the highest member of the organisation. The Last Grand secretary was Sanfu who took the position in 1990 in order to implement his economic liberalisation.

The Conclave of Clans

The Conclave of Clans is an institution which is made up out of the 61 "independent" aristocratic Clans which rule Akai. They represent a part of the nation's de facto legislature although they are effectively powerless thanks to the Tiatu reserving the right to veto any choices they make and the Grand Conclave being, in reality, the seat of legislative activity. They operate effectively as a place for the aristocracy to voice their concerns currently and act on regional matters. It is composed of currently 8XX peers, representing different cities, castles and estates across the nation. All peerages are hereditary in character, however, rely upon the Tiatu to legitimise the investiture of new nobles. It was a reformation of the Lazinatoese Clan Council which was applied on a national scale with Akai, with the original intent for it to serve as a balancing body to the Conclave of Peasants when realised however due to the dominance of the appointed Grand Conclave such a reality has not occurred.

Human rights

Akai is widely accused of having perhaps the one of if not the worst human rights record in the world. The Akai have been described as being "some of Esquarium’s most savaged people" by Esquarium Human Rights Watch, because of the severe restrictions placed on their political and social freedoms. The Akai population is strictly managed by the state and many aspects of daily life are subordinated to the state, aristocrats or the military. Competency accompanies political loyalty as the two main traits promoted within society.

Sergėtojai International reports of extreme restrictions on the freedom of association, expression and movement, arbitrary detention, torture and other ill-treatment resulting in death, and executions. This is typically blamed on the mixture of the presence of the monarchy, the traditional character of society and the totalitarian nature of the ruling philosophy.

The Ministry of Punishments judicially apprehends and imprisons those accused of political crimes with Akai’s poor due process being applied. People perceived as hostile to the government, such as non-state sanctioned theists or “revolutionaries” are deported to labour camps without trial, frequently with their whole family and mostly without any chance of being released and are turned into hereditary slaves of the Akai state.

Akai is one of the few nations with legalised slavery, with the ruling Lazin clan owning the vast majority of the slave population while the rest work in industry or are given the more flexible and protected service slavery roles. While all are considered slaves of the Thearch, some are “obliged by duty” to perform certain tasks and remain in differentiated castes. Based on satellite images and defector testimonies, Sergėtojai International estimates that around 4,200,000 prisoners are held a variety of large work camps around the nation for the benefit of the state. Often toiling away in mines or performing infrastructure work, they have burdened with chattel slave-like conditions due to their easy replaceability. Supporters of the government who undermine official are subject to reeducation and human psychological experimentation in facilities set aside for that purpose. Those who are deemed politically rehabilitated may reassume responsible government positions on their release.

There have been reports from defectors which have provided detailed testimonies on the existence of the total control zones where cruelty such as torture, starvation, rape, murder, medical experimentation, forced labour, and forced abortions have been reported. On the basis of these abuses, as well as persecution on political, religious, racial and gender grounds, forcible transfer of populations, enforced disappearance of persons and forced starvation, the Akai government has been argued to have committed crimes against humanity by several organisations. The Akai government merely claims that all that happens within the nation is the consequence of its legal and just judicial system and that those who aren’t criminals do not need to fear it.

Law enforcement and internal security

Akai has a distinct system based on the Gangslu-Lazinatoese model and influenced by Traditional Akai Law which are distinct from common law and civil law traditions. The Akai legal framework is relatively weak compared to contemporary legal systems, as there is no separation of executive and legislative branches of government. The legal system can be inconsistent, and, at times, arbitrary, because the Thearch ruled by decree and had final say on all judicial outcomes. Thearchs can overturn judgements of lower courts from time to time.Judiciary procedures are handled by the Ministry of Punishments and its various bureaus beneath it.

To foreigners, perhaps the most striking feature of the Akai criminal procedure is that it was an inquisitorial system where the judge, usually the district magistrate (although depending on the crime higher officials could be brought in), conducts a public investigation of a crime, rather than an adversarial system where the judge decides between attorneys representing the prosecution and defense. The Akai despise the role of advocate and saw such people as parasites who attempted to profit from the difficulties of others. Furthermore, the official saw himself as someone seeking the truth, not a partisan for either side.

The Neolegalist school, insist that the monarch must always rely on penal law and the imposition of punishments and use of rewards as the main instrument of government. At the same time, moral considerations and social standing should be rigorously excluded. Moreover, an aspect of Neolegalist thinking was that there should be equality before the law and all are subject to it. On the question of legislative technique, the Neolegalists like their intellectual ancestors stresses that the rules enacted by the ruler for punishment of offences should be clear, intelligible to the ordinary people, and properly communicated to them. This is why laws are taught to the Akai population at fairly young ages. Multiple corporal punishments are used by the Akai, such as death by boiling, disembowelment, beating, and permanent mutilation in the form of tattooing and castration. People who committed crimes were also sentenced to hard labour for the state.

The Bureaus of Imperial Security (BIS) and Bureau of Civil Affairs (BCA) maintains most law enforcement activities. It is one of the most powerful state institutions in Akai and oversees the national police force, investigates criminal cases and manages non-political correctional facilities. It handles other aspects of domestic security such as civil registration, traffic control, fire departments and railroad security. The Curatory or the Board of Censors also serves a major role in Akai law, serving parallel to the Ministry of Punishments to exclusively conduct government supervision, control over the internet, cyber warfare, special operations, domestic and foreign intelligence, counterintelligence and manage the political prison system. The security apparatus is nearly all-encompassing, exerting tight control over accommodation, travel, industry and similar things. Security forces employ mass surveillance. It is believed they strictly monitor both cellular and digital communications and censor content.

Foreign policy

As a result of its isolation, Akai is sometimes known as a "hermit kingdom", a term also applied to Tuthina. Initially, Akai had diplomatic ties with only other monarchical countries, and even today, foreign diplomats are limited to the diplomatic quarter of the capital. Over the course of the 20th century, Akai pursued an independent foreign policy with friendly relations with nations such as Xiaodong and Tinza, although it remained neutral in the Senrian-Xiaodongese War. Akai’s foreign policy under Thearch Güngqan also gradually expanded ties with Ankoren, Razaria, Tuthina and Min. With the UNIR in particular At the same time, Akai also sought to build relations with developed free-market countries in correspondence with their economic reforms. As of 2016, Akai had diplomatic relations with XXX countries and embassies in XX countries. North Korea continues to have strong ties with its Monic associates in Tinza and Min, as well as with Tuthina.

Foreign relations of the Akai are the delegated of the Bureau of Diplomacy with Barbarian societies of the Ministry of Rites. Commonly perceived to be a xenophobic country with frequent violations of human rights has left relations with democracies and other states who value human rights poor. The Meta Proctole On Conduct with the Barbarians Edict the Akai establishes the underlying general principles of the country's foreign policy. It defines Akai as a monarchical nation whose spirit is theocratic, reactionary and anti-democratic. It also raises the principles of state egoism, state sovereignty and political independence, and "devotion to the Thearch."

Thaiakiaam-Ngghagkün doctrine

The Thaiakiaam-Ngghagkün Doctrine of has had a large influence within the Akai military, police, and foreign policy elites and it has been used as a textbook in the Imperial University of the General Staff of the Imperial Orders and Military. Its creation in 1978 was well-received in Akai with powerful Akai political figures subsequently took an interest in the work including Thearch Güngqan who codified it into official policy with the Revisions to Barbarian Policy Edict.

It’s creator, Thien Thaikiem credits Colonel-Marshal Khiaautshia Ngghagkün of the Grandmastery of War as co-author and main inspiration. Chief Censor Muxiaa Ngghagkün, also was a major advisor with regards to the policy.

Ngghagkün stated that in the future the book would "serve as a mighty ideological foundation for preparing a new military command. In Thaiakiaam-Ngghagkün Doctrine, Thaikiem calls for the influence of the Tuthina and Ainin to lose its influence in Lahuborea and for Akai to rebuild its influence through puppets, tributaries and alliances. The book declares that "the battle for the world rule of [ethnic] Akai" has not ended and Akai remains "the staging area of a new anti-revolutionary restoration." Military operations play a relatively little role. The doctrine believes in a sophisticated program of subversion, destabilization, and disinformation spearheaded by the Akai special services. The operations should be assisted by a tough, hard-headed utilization of Akai’s large resources to coerce and pressure other countries

Administrative divisions

The Akai state divides Akai into five Regions - Keng, Lazinato, Xuan, Yaosai and Zhaoze. Beneath that there is 61 various territories where the local aristocratic clan is allowed to administer their territory within Akai law. There is also three areas which are currently used by the various factions of the Akai government's various agencies to administer the country.

Geography

Akai is a geographic landmass of around 6,885,018 square kilometres (2658320.3 square miles) which is surrounded by ocean at all sides with the X to the North, the Sea of Keng to the East, the Sea of Xuan to the south, and the Sea of Lazinato to the west. Akai is one of Esquarium's smaller continents, and one of its larger countries in terms of total area. The mainland of Akai is particularly varied geographically, with three main river systems providing large fertile river basins for Xuan, Yaosai and Zhaoze - the Muqin, the Shi-Tongdao and the Bang river. The north of Akai, Zhaoze and Haidao archipelago is predominantly jungle with the Lubili rainforest dominating it - separating it from Xuan and serves a hub of diversity as well as crop cultivation. Xuan is mostly composed of vast grasslands utilised for farming. Yaosai is separated from Xuan on its own peninsula thanks to the Shan mountains, which house the tallest peak in Akai - Baishan. The south of the region is predominantly hilly grasslands, were rice paddies are often found and the huge city of Laozhen. Keng is predominantly shaped by the self-styled dessert which dominates its south and core. The northern coast of Keng and the south west of it are known for its lush grasslands which are responsible for feeding its interior.

Climate

Akai geographically large enough so that the climate of the nation varies massively, with the south possessing a humid continental climate and a subtropical climate while the north in Zhaoze you find tropical rainforests and in Keng you find the arid deserts, vast sand dunes and semi-arid regions . The continent is predominantly effected by a brief rainy season and the regional monsoons which the Akai call the Nushenbian which starts in July and ends in August, Xuan in particular is home to a few isolated pockets of rainforest and is predominantly grassland, utilised for vast agriculture which feeds the majority of Akai's population. Lazinato, is well known for its mountainous terrain and deep local waters, something which has lead to the creation of many harbours in its lands. Akai has four distinct seasons; spring, summer, autumn and winter. Spring usually lasts from early-March to early- May, summer from mid-May to early-September, autumn from mid-September to late-October, and winter from early-November to mid-March.

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A tropical rainforest in Zhaoze.

Akai's rainfall is mostly influenced by the oceanic winds of the X and that of the X sea, with rain being particularly common in Akai. Also thanks to the presence of the Zhaoze rainforests, Xuan, Lazinato and North Yaosai also suffer from very high rates of precipitation during the summer.

Environment

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The Iconic Basilisk is one of the iconic Akai lizards.

While much of Akai and in particular Keng is semi-arid or desert climate, the country includes a diverse range of habitats from alpine heaths to tropical rainforests, and is a known megadiverse country. Because of the continent's massively variable weather patterns, and greater geographic isolation from the rest of Esquarium, Akai has developed a unique and diverse biota. About 75% of flowering plants, 83% of mammals, more than 42% of birds, and 67% of in-shore, temperate-zone fish are almost entirely indigenous.

The majority Akai forests outside the tropical regions of Zhaoze and Haidao are mostly made up of evergreen species, particularly Black Saxaul trees in the arid and desert regions. Among well-known Akai animals are the basilisks (pterosaurs); a numerous of marsupials, and birds such as the emu and the Hongniao. Akai is known to have a large number of dangerous and vicious animals such as snakes, Yaosai dragons and a variety of hyenas. Many animal and plant species became extinct during the 19th and 20th centuries thanks to a combination of over-hunting and environmental destruction.

Many of Akai's environments, and the species within those regions, are threatened by human activities and introduced foreign animal, fungal and plant species. Combined with the large profits of poaching, Akai suffers large numbers of possible species extinctions. While Akai does have a particularly strong conversation program in place to protect these species, there have been reports by observers of animal testing and systemic overzealousness in the pursuit of its anti-poaching efforts.

Economy

Akai has undergone significant changes since the change in policy in 1985, moving from a state capitalist command economy towards a more market-based, mixed economy. In the Tiatual address of the year 1985, Giaaka announced how Akai would be changing economically away from the war economy of the 1970s and early 80s towards a policy of Zhijie (dirigisme). A combination of statist corporatism, indicative planning and economic liberalisation allowed the emergence of economic oligarchs who seized the opportunity of rebuilding their power by capitalising on Akai’s huge natural wealth. However, despite the fact that the Akai economy has remained relatively in the control of the Akai state, it has not however been able to avoid the issues posed by its hostility to direct foreign investment and has been slowing down considerably since the latter part of the late 2000s. It suffers a high concentration of wealth, in the hands of the unique economic and oligarchical conglomerations owned by the old feudal families known as the Jituans who through their pragmatic seizure of economic power has left internal competition weak outside of new emerging markets. Giaaka’s Zhije policy, however, has been edited in recent years by Prince-regent Sanfu in an attempt to cripple the power of the Jituans. Akai still maintains a few state industries, in the hands of the Joint-Economic Bureau under SIA Section 2 such as energy, transportation and has large shares in the defence and banking industries.

Akai’s natural resources are its greatest economic assets, it being home to vast amounts of rare earth elements, coal and other desirable commodities. The large mining industry which formed around it is often the central pillar which supports the power of the Jituans. However Akai's reliance on commodity exports makes it open to dangerous boom and bust cycles that follow the volatile swings in global prices. This threat wants to be addressed by Prince-Regent Sanfu Salong Lazin who seeks to diversify the Akai economy and allow a true to emerge which can be influenced by the Akai state.

The Akai economy’s growth while at its peak was increasing at a rate of 3% in 2004, has been steadily decreasing and slowly stagnating in 2015 ending up at a growth rate of 0.5% today.

Akai also has a major economic asset in the form of Lazinato whose economic independence has been a great annoyance to the Jituans. They have been a gateway into the economy of Akai thanks to their particularly “Ziyou” approach to the economy which they have maintained since the early 1900s. It is highly reliant on its developed industry. It is economically the most liberal region of Akai by far allowing direct foreign investment in its lands, and is believed to be the model with Sanfu wishes to eventually implement.

The main industries of the Akai economy is mining of its vast natural resources such as iron and its processing into more valuable materials. Akai, in particular, is profiting from a rare earth elements boom. The incredible cost of such rare earth mining projects is the primary reason why Akai has been one of the larger producers of the substance. With a large amount of the known reserves, it is Akai's massive price undercutting (something made possible by their low cost of labour) that allows them to exploit the markets easily. Akai also maintains very large amounts of nuclear materials which feeds its vast nuclear infrastructure. While the actual power plants are state owned, the mining process is privatised.

Corruption has also been a frequent issue with the Akai economy, with the bureaucratises of the SIA section 2, in particular, facing major scandals in the 2000s when the Geluxu conducted a nationwide investigation into the Akai economy. While the details are not publicly known, it was said there were mass arrests which were ordered. Furthermore, the Akai government has been accused of including artificial currency devaluation, intellectual property theft, protectionism, and local favouritism.

Energy

Akai has a robust nuclear sector which composes 74% of its entire energy output in 2012, while renewables and fossil fuels accounted for 6% and 20%, respectively. The Akai government has a huge share in its nuclear industry with the state possessing 85% of all shares in the state-run company as well as being supported by the government's subsidies. A lack of transparency here has left the exact number unknown to the general public. There has been however a massive rise in the amount of coal power in the country, with the increase of industry across Akai.

Science and technology

Akai has historically placed a great deal of importance on the sciences and technology, however, in Lazinato the rise of Emperor Tiao-Li II and his son Emperor Zhou IV truly catapulted Akai into the modern age. The unification of Akai brought the country this culture of empiricism and rationalism to it, further allowing it to develop. However, the period of command economy led to Akai fall behind Acheron technologically, mostly those related to energy conservation and consumer goods production. The country experiencing reform in the 1980s after the aftermath of the Guizitong, experienced reform. In recent decades science and technology have developed rapidly in Akai. The Akai government has placed great emphasis through funding, reform, and societal status on science and technology as a fundamental part of the socio-economic development of the country as well as for its national prestige. Akai has made rapid advances in areas such as education, infrastructure, high-tech manufacturing, academic publishing, patents, and commercial applications although it is still lagging behind in some areas.

Transport

Since the late 1990s, Akai's national road networks have been noticeable expanded through the creation of a new network of national highways for its increasingly mobile population. However thanks to the countries geography, it is particularly difficult to get from one region to another - with the Shan mountains blocking easy access to and from Yaosai, the Xueshan mountains blocking the jungles and the deserts of Zhaoze and Keng from reaching one another and Lazinato is an island separated by the sea. The national highways and the large system of railways controlled and run by the state are the main means of transportation across the mainland's as well as ferry trips being a popular means to transport from the various parts of the country. Around 80% of Akai's airspace remains restricted for military use, and Akai airlines made up eight of the 10 worst-performing Esquarium airlines in terms of delays. Akai possesses close to 2091 river and seaports, about 240 of which are open to foreign trade and shipping. In 2012, the Ports of Laozhen, Data, Günlang, Xinzuo, Silidao, Haihema, Zuobai, Hucheng ranked particularly highly in the region in container traffic.

Demographics

The national census of 2010 recorded the population of the Tiatuate of Akai as being approximately 212,652,365 with around 16.60% of the population were 14 years old or younger, 70.14% were between 15 and 59 years old, and 13.26% were over 60 years old. The population growth rate for 2013 is estimated to be 1.74%. Poverty continues to be a major issue for Akai, with large sections of its population in Xuan, Keng and Zhaoze living near the poverty line and many more earning significantly less than the national average. Akai ethnically is a controversial situation for many thanks to identity often being defined by the various Clans as well as the old empires and the new Lazin ruled Akai. Officially the Akai states it is an ethnically homogeneous nation with other minorities making up less than 5% of its population. However many dispute this claim and see that Akai is divided into five ethnic groups based on the old empires. There is also the various minorities who are currently given reservations based of their ancestral territory which are currently critically threatened.

Zhaoze ethnic make up
Self-identified ethnic group Percent of population
Akai alone
52.47%
Minwa
12.6%
Sentiran
14.8%
Tuthinans
7.9%
Aboriginals
4.33%
Pongpathic
3.1%
Some other race
4.8%
Total
100.0%

Language

Akai's various ethnic groups speak some 50 languages with Lazinatoese Akai serving as an effective lingua franca. According to the 2002 Census, 209.42 million people speak Akai, with various other small minorities following afterwards. Akai is the only official state language, but Giaaka's Imperial decree on the matter of the vulnerable gives the individual reserves the right to establish their own state languages in addition to Akai as he mandated. He also in the same act began to enforce a standardisation of the Akai language based of the Lazinatoese middle dialect.

Religion

Religion in Akai(2011)

  Tiandao Jiao (83%)
  Christianity (10%)
  Leena'i'atta (2.7%)
  Confucianism (2.3%)
  "not-religious" (2%)
  "Judaism" (0.7%)
  "Zoroastrian" (1%)

Over the millennia, Akai civilization has been influenced by numerous religious movements. The "three wisdoms", including Tiandao Jiao, Baiqiang, and Dawei Christianity, historically have a significant role in forming Akai culture. Aspects of these three belief systems are often incorporated into popular or folk religious traditions. Freedom of religion is neglected by the state with the state relgions of Tiandao Jiao, Baiqiang and Dawei Christianity being in essence encouraged. On the other hand non-state approved religions often meet persecution and suppression. Demographically, the most widespread religious tradition is the Akai folk religion Tiandao Jiao, with Baiqiang and Dawei Christianity following as the second largest religions.

Health

The SIA Section 2 Commission for Longevity of the citizens and nation, the all persuasive health authority across Akai, overseas the health of the Akai people. An emphasis on hygiene, public health and preventive medicine has been encouraged ever since the Second Reformation of the nation under Tiatu Lunkian in 1932. There was the processor to the CLCN, the Medic regiment acting as an autonomous aspect of the Orders of National Defense with the aim to eradicate diseases such as Cholera, typhoid , smallpox and other such illnesses. The result ended with the widespread eradication of the diseases in Lazinato, Yaosai and Xuan as well as many urban areas of Keng and Zhaoze. However during the course of the 1960s and early 70s Akai saw a resurgence in the diseases as well as outbreaks of bioweapons such as Anthrax being used by the Keng National Revolutionary Front and OND warlords. It took the assent of Tiatu Giaaka and his reforms to end the issues posed by the crisis through the creation of the CLZN. Healthcare in Akai became particularly privatized, and underwent a significant rise in quality.

As of 2012, the average life expectancy at birth in Akai is 74 years, while the infant mortality rate is 15 per thousand. Both have improved significantly since the 1960s and 70s. Rates of stunting, a condition which used to plague the country has declined from 38.1% in 1990 to 9.9% in 2010. Akai has also been suffering a variety of air pollution related issues such as bronchitis as well as a malnourishment being an issue in some areas. Smoking remains an issue in the poorer areas of Akai were large sections of the population engage in the practice while Lazinato faces an increasingly serious drug crisis fueled by Haizu clans in Zhaoze.

Education

The Akai state has historically placed great emphasis on the importance of education, with a great deal of its efforts being used in creating an educated population. Since 1986, compulsory education in Akai comprises primary and junior secondary school, which together last for nine years. In 2010, about 72.5 percent of students continued their education at one of Akai's boarding megaschools. The Gaokao, Akai's national university entrance exam, is a prerequisite for entrance into the vast majority of higher education institutions. In 2010, 27 percent of secondary school graduates are enrolled in higher education. Vocational education is available to students at the secondary and tertiary level, with the OND and SIA owning specialises complexes. The aristocracy is allowed some exemptions in terms of education, with its own systems of tutoring and wardom being present still.

As of 2010, 94% of the population over age 15 are literate, compared to only 38% in 1950. In 2009, Akai students from Akai achieved the some of the world's best results in mathematics, science and literacy, as tested by some international organisations, in an evaluation of 15-year-old school pupils' scholastic performance across many nations. Despite the high results, Akai education has also faced both native and international criticism for its emphasis on rote memorization and its gap in quality from rural to urban areas as well as its various regions.

Culture

Since ancient times, Akai culture has been heavily influenced by Legalism and Monic philosophies but remains unique in the Monic world. Descended from the Acanic peoples who came to Akai during the Great Monic Migration, the fusion of the native Aryan culture is largely credited with much of the cultural distinctions between Akai and its neighbours. In Akai, the main opportunities for social advancement could be provided by high performance in the prestigious imperial examinations which led into the Priesthood, which have their origins in the Lengzun dynasty. The literary emphasis of the exams affected the general perception of cultural refinement in Akai, such as the idea that calligraphy, poetry and painting were higher forms of art than dancing or drama. Akai culture has long emphasized an appreciation of deep history and a largely inward-looking perspective.

Akai has a rich and unique cultural heritage that has largely remained intact because of its isolation from the rest of the world until the mid-20th century. One of the main attractions for foreigners is the country's culture and traditions. Akai tradition is deeply steeped in its theocratic heritage. While other religions such as Khaturvism is the second largest religion in Akai, being most prevalent in the more cosmopolitan northern regions. The government is increasingly making efforts to preserve and sustain the current culture and traditions of the country. Because of its large areas of unspoiled natural environment and cultural heritage, Akai has been referred to as The Last Shangri-la.

Akai is an extremely reactionary society with society itself being in general deeply religious, conservative, traditional, and family oriented. Many attitudes and traditions are centuries-old, derived from Akai civilization. However, its culture has also been affected by the accelerated transformation of the country, as the country was transformed from an impoverished nomadic society into an increasingly wealthy producer in just a few years in the 1970s. Following the principle of "celebrating good and forbidding wrong", there are considerable limitations and prohibitions on behaviour and dress which are strictly enforced both legally and socially, often more so than in other Monic countries. The standard life is dominated by religious observance. Ancestor worship remains a vital part of society and the great influence on it. The Akai generally have little exposure to foreign influence. Despite this social conservatism, society is known for its sexual permissiveness as well as its creative art scenes. The Priesthood play a vital role in Akai society, maintaining a symbiotic relationship with the Thearchy, with the Thearch being considered the High Priest with his deputy being the head of the faith.

Akai citizens are generally unable to travel abroad without state permission, Akai is viewed as largely inaccessible by many foreigners despite state efforts to draw greater attractions. Another reason for it being an unpopular destination is the cost, which is high for tourists on tighter budgets.All foreigners are required to sign up with an Akai tour operator and pay around $250 per day that they stay in the country, though this fee covers most travel, lodging and meal expenses. Akai heritage is protected and maintained by the state.Over 290 historical sites and objects of national significance are catalogued as Treasures of Thearchy, while some many more valuable artefacts are included in a list of Cultural Assets. Akai also has banned smoking. It has been illegal to smoke in public or sell tobacco, according to Tobacco Control Edict although you are able to smoke in private.

Art

Summer Arriving is one of the starkest examples of the Nordanian influence on Lunkian renissance era art

Akai Art, like its history, is typically classified by the succession of ruling Clans of Akai Thearchs, most of which lasted several hundred years. Akai art has arguably one of the oldest continuous traditions in the world, and is marked by an atypical degree of homogeneity within, and consciousness of, that tradition, surviving even when there are political divisions. Artist are often some of the most prestigious cultural figures in Akai, along with poets and philosophers. Art as well has an often religious meaning to Akai, with it often pursued by the Priest-Gentry and aristocracy as a way of demonstrating their ability to focus and with beauty being associated with the divine. So, the Qung nobility developed a society and court culture devoted to elegant aesthetic pursuits. So secure and beautiful was their dominion paradise is increasingly similar in conception. Recent temples are increasingly mirroring aristocratic palaces in both their appearance and design.

Different forms of art have swayed under the influence of great philosophers, teachers, religious figures and even political figures. Akai art encompasses all aspects of fine art, folk art and performance art. Bronze engraving was one of the first forms of art in the prehistoric period. Eventually, the introduction of paper made ink painting evolve into one of them most prominent artistic traditions in Akai. Calligraphy in both Phadongmun and Semrokvom scripts, is also highly regarded in Akai. However, reed pens are used as opposed to a brush as seen in most monic nations.

Akai painting became a highly appreciated art in court circles encompassing a wide variety of mountain-water paintings with specialized styles such as x Dynasty painting. Early Akai music was based on percussion instruments, which later gave away to stringed and reed instruments. By the Lengzun dynasty papercutting became a new art form after the invention of paper.

Asethetics

Although the Akai have been producing great art and writing about it for many centuries, the philosophical discipline in Akai corresponding to Western “aesthetics” did not get underway until the nineteenth century. A good way to survey the broader field is to examine the most important aesthetic ideas that have arisen in the course of the tradition, all of them before aesthetics was formally established as a discipline: namely the pathos of things, subdued and austere beauty, rustic patina, mysterious profundity, refined style, and cutting. (This last Akai term is pronounced as two evenly accented syllables, the second of which rhymes with the vowel sound of “red.” The macrons over some vowels signify a vowel sound of double length. When someone's family and given name are used, the order is the conventional Akai one: family name, then given name.)

Literature

Akai literature is derived from the various classics from on the literature of the Eastern Lengzun dynasty. Concepts covered within the classic texts present a wide range wisdom on topics such as calendars, the military, astrology, herbology, geography and many others. Some of the most important early texts include the x and the x within the x and x which served as the Neolegalist authoritative works for the state-sponsored curriculum in dynastic era. Inherited from the Classic of Poetry, classical Chinese poetry developed to its zenith during the Yanzun dynasty. The traditional Akai historiography began with the Grand Annals of the Great Historian. History in Akai has both Cyclical and Proto-Darwinistic characteristics despite its religious purpose which set a vast stage for Akai fictions along with its mythology and folklore. Pushed by a burgeoning citizen class in the Gghaangpa Tiatuate, Akai classical fiction rose to a boom of the historical, town and gods and demons fictions. Ideals of sacrifice, obedience, fievel excellence, loyalty and ingenuity are consistently present in Akai texts although they are noted for their seemingly cynical character.

In the wake of the Lunkian Renaissance Movement after the start of the Lazin Thearchy, Akai literature embarked on a new era with written vernacular Akai for ordinary citizens as well as a rediscovery of Classical playwrights. Tshiauön Lia and Shang Tsung were pioneers in modern literature. Various literary genres, such as Science Fantasy, Despondent literature, young adult fiction and others emerged during the Lunkian renaissance.

All publishing houses are indirectly owned by the government because they are considered a national utility which can be used against the state by its enemies.The Royal Grand Qung Publishing House is the most authoritative among them and publishes all works of the various Thearch’s, education materials and the publicly available government policy documents. The availability of foreign literature is limited, examples being Akai editions of Tuthinan, Swastrian, Namorese and Xiaodongese fairy tales.

Science fiction is considered a secondary genre because it somewhat departs from the traditional standards of Akai society. The alien settings of the stories enables authors more freedom to depict topics of interest such as space combat, violence, sexual abuse and crime, which are absent in other genres due to widespread technology. Yet Sci-fi works still glorify technology with transhumanism often being a common theme and promote the concept of anthropocentric existence through depictions of robotics, space exploration and immortality. Science fiction often recieved the direct patronage of the Thearch Giaaka who curiously did not encourage any further regulation. As a consequence Science Fiction is one of the main genres consumed by the Akai population. This is accompanied by Heroic or Grand Fantasy which has flourished in Akai for similar reasons.

Music

Music and dance were closely associated in the very early periods of Akai. The music of Akai can be traced back to the dawn of Akai civilization with documents and artefacts providing evidence of a well-developed musical culture as early as the Lengzun Thearchy. The earliest music of the Lengzun Thearchy recorded in ancient Akai texts includes the ritual music called x and each piece may be associated with a dance. The first major well-documented flowering of Akai music was exemplified through the popularization of the qin (plucked instrument with seven strings) during the X Thearchy, although the instrument is known to have played a major role before the Legalist Lengzun Dynasty.There are several musical instruments that are integral to Akai culture, such as the X (Ocarina-type instrument that is also integral in Native Nordanian cultures), X (zither with movable bridges), X (bridgeless zither), X and X (vertical flute), the X (alto fiddle or bowed lute), X (pear-shaped plucked lute), and many others.

The government emphasised optimistic classical pieces and traditional music throughout most of the 20th century and continues to do so. Ideological messages are conveyed through massive orchestral pieces like the "Five Great Operas" based on traditional Akai operas of previous Tiatuates. Akai operas differ from their Western counterparts by adding traditional instruments to the orchestra and avoiding recitative segments. Sea of Tradegy is the most widely performed of the Five Great Operas: since its premiere in 1974, it has been played over 600 times.

Media

Government policies towards film are no different than those applied to other arts—motion pictures serve to fulfil the targets of "social education". Some of the most influential films are based on historical events or folk tales. Most movies have predictable propaganda storylines which make cinema an unpopular entertainment. Viewers only see films that feature their favourite actors. Western productions are only available at private showings to those with high ranking and status in society. Access to foreign media products is available through tightly regulated DVDs and television or radio broadcasts with most media being censored.

Akai media are under some of the strictest government control in the world albeit with regulations being more flexible for certain papers. Freedom of the press in 2017 was XXthout of XXX countries. According to Sergėtojai international, all media outlets are majority owned by the government who maintains a tight control over the media, all journalists are tied to the Imperial Media Bureau and listening to foreign broadcasts without authorisation carries the threat of imprisonment. All 12 major newspapers and 20 periodicals are published in the capital. Foreign news is tightly regulated and strictly contained.

Bias in reporting on Akai has occurred in international media as a result of the country's isolation although corrections are sought out by the Akai government. Stories like Thearch Liannu undergoing surgery to look like his grandfather, executing his dowager-empress or feeding his minister to a pack of hungry crocodiles have been circulated by foreign media as truth despite the lack of a credible source. Many of the claims originate from foreign sources which are sensationalising for effect. Occasional deliberate disinformation on the part of Akai establishments further complicates the issue. The censorship in Akai encompasses all the information produced by the media. Monitored heavily by government officials, the media is stringently used to engage in social engineering. The main exceptions to this are the scholarly journals and magazines which are largely chattered to higher ranking and trusted bureaucrats were relatively free discussion occurs although condemnation of government policy is rare less the article is written by the highest members of the government. There is ultimately no freedom of the press in Akai as all the media is controlled and filtered through governmental censors.

Cuisine

Akai cuisine is an important part of Akai culture, which includes cuisine originating from the diverse regions of the nation, as well as from Akai people across the globe. Because of the large presence of the Akai diaspora and historical influence of the country, Akai cuisine has influenced many other cuisines in East Borea and the Monic world, with modifications made to cater to local palates. Akai cuisine consists of a wide variety of regional and traditional cuisines native to the Acanic continent. Given the range of diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic groups, and occupations, these cuisines vary substantially from each other and use locally available spices, herbs, vegetables, and fruits. Indian food is also heavily influenced by religion, in particular, Akai, and cultural choices and traditions. Also, Minwa and Tuthinan influences have occurred on North Akai cuisine from the years of trade and mutual settling. Indian cuisine is still evolving, as a result of the nation's cultural interactions with other societies.

Historical incidents such as foreign invasions, trade relations, and conflict have played a role in introducing certain foods to the country. Akai cuisine along with Tuthinan cuisine has helped dramatically influence the history of international relations with the spice trade between Akai and Nordania sparking years worth of interconnectedness. Spices were bought from Akai and Tuthina and traded around the world.

The preference for seasoning and cooking techniques of Akai provinces depend on the many differences in historical background and ethnic groups. Geographic features including mountains, rivers, forests and deserts also have a strong effect on the locally usable ingredients, considering the climate of Akai varies from tropical in the north to temperate in the south-west peninsula. Imperial, royal and noble preference also play a role in the fluctuating development of Akai cuisines. Because of imperial expansion and trading, ingredients and cooking techniques from other cultures are integrated into Akai cuisines over time.

Colour, smell and taste are the three traditional aspects used to describe Akai food, as well as the meaning, appearance and nutrition of the food. Cooking should be appraised from ingredients used, cuttings, cooking time and seasoning.

It is considered inappropriate to use knives on the dining table. Chopsticks are the main eating utensils for Akai food, which can be used to cut and pick up food although Akai chopsticks are known to be spiked and infrequently serrated.

Sport

Traditionally, Siaangphu is considered Akai's national sport along with chariot racing. Akai martial arts are also widely practised and enjoyed by spectators in the country. Akai is of growing importance in the sports world. Akai has one of the oldest sporting cultures in the world. There is evidence that archery was practised during the Late Lengzun dynasty. Swordplay and football date back to Akai's early dynasties as well.

Physical fitness is widely emphasized in Akai culture, with morning exercises being widely practised across all ages, and commercial gyms and private fitness clubs are rapidly gaining popularity across the country. Akai's professional football league, now known as Akai Grand League, was established in 1994, it is the one of largest football market in LAhuborea. Other popular sports in the country include martial arts, table tennis, badminton, swimming and snooker. Board games are also played at a professional level. In addition, Akai is home to a huge number of cyclists, with an estimated 270 million bicycles as of 2012. Many more traditional sports, such as dragon boat racing, wrestling and bird racing are also popular.

Religion

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The ritual garb of the High Priest of the Kiaism faith

Kaftrown

The Dual System of Government is the traditional diarchal political system of Acanic peoples whereby the Desi (temporal ruler) coexists with the spiritual authority of the realm, usually unified under the Thearch who embodies both the material and the sacred. Traditionally in Akai this has manifested in the deracinated clergy of court and bureaucracy (and its accompanying distinct aristocracies) handling the His Most Sacred Majesty’s Universal Temple being divided into two parts one which helps governs and a militant clergy loyal to the Thearch personally which exists alongside the militarised landed aristocracy. The actual distribution of power between institutions varied over time and location. The Akai term Kaftrown (Acanic: 法凡, Phadongmun: ꡰꡤꡏ) literally means "both the sacred order and temporal," however some suggest the alternative translation of "twins system of religion and politics." encapsulates the meaning better, due to the paternal connotations suggesting the existence of the Thearch.

As a result the ultimate ruler is the patron and protector of state religion and in the case of Akai, its god. It has been likened to a fusion of theocracy and stratocracy due the emphasis of the temporal as the protectors and equal guardians of the sacred. While some have argued that it resembles as proto-typical form of secularism, other scholars have suggested that it is an aristocratic governing principle for government in Akai as a whole. Under the Kaftrown , both religious and temporal authorities wield substantial political power, albeit through largely distinct institutions. Religious and secular officials might work side by side, each responsible to different bureaucracies and with slightly differing responsibilities.

It is speculated that in the pre-Thearchic Period of Akai history, clerics had extensive participation in government and were appointed state officials whether military or civil however this was a de facto arrangement. However it is believed that during the Western Lengzun Thearchy that the practice was formalised by a the 13th Thearch. While the traditional structure has been lost to time, the overarching principles has remained the same.

The only modern example of a sovereign government operating under the Kaftrown is the united Akai state after the principle was used as guidance for first the confederal Akai of Thearchs Lunkian and Qiakra and was latter expressed in different terms by Thearch Gungqan, although it exists in a highly modified form. In 1924, in an effort to conciliate and formalise government in the aftermath of the end of the Intercerine Period, the governors, nobles and marshals of Akai orchestrated the re-establishment of the classical Acanic monarchy with Siauöntshia Lazin as Thearch. Since the establishment of the Lazin Thearchy in 1924, there has been a return to this system. There also was the unification of the clerical and aristocratic militaries into a single aristocratic-clerical force directly loyal to the Thearch, something only intensified under Thearch Gungqan. Under the monarchy, the relative influence of the Grand Preceptor has diminished. Nonetheless, the position remains a powerful one and the Grand Preceptor is typically viewed as the closest and most powerful advisor to the Thearch albeit the position is in rivalry with other clerical bureaucrats and with the military.

Philosophy

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