The Empire Of Makko Oko
Anthem: We Are Makko Oko
|Official languages||English, Makuri|
|Government||Unitary Authoritarian Socialist|
|Legislature||Emperor's Law Council|
• Phoenix Island Tribe Settles On Island
|December 10 1818|
• Republic Established, Constitution Ratified
|July 30 1990|
• Republic Dissolved, Empire Established
|September 13 2019|
• 2021 census
|Currency||Slotto ($) (SLO)|
Makko Oko, also known as the Empire Of Makko Oko, is a sovereign state located on an island by itself off the Katharos Ocean. Makko Oko is a unitary authoritarian socialist nation, with a single unified head of state and government, known as the Emperor. The current Emperor is Conall Solis, who is the nation's very first Emperor, and has been serving since the empire's inception in September of 2019. The capital of Makko Oko is Opposh, which has a population of about 450 million, about 15 percent of the nation's population as of the 2021 census.
Makko Oko, as an island nation, has historically had issues with poverty levels and the strength of the economy, which, during the establishment of the Republic Of Makko Oko, got to the point of a civil war, and led to the current establishment of the Empire Of Makko Oko. In present times, the nation has one of the most prosperous economies to date, worth around 700 trillion SLO's.
- 1 Etymology
- 2 History
- 3 Geography
- 4 Politics
- 5 Economy
- 6 Demographics
- 7 Culture
- 8 See Also
The name, Makko Oko, was incepted upon the official creation of the Republic Of Makko Oko, and is said to be the name chosen due to the settling tribe, the Phoenix Island Tribe, having Hawaiian descent, and therefore choosing a rather tropical name for the nation. There doesn't appear to be any official demonyms for the chosen nation name.
Makko Oko came to be from the Phoenix Island Tribe finding the territory and claiming it in their name on December 10th, 1818. The Phoenix Island Tribe was the only tribe on the island, and no other tribe managed to set foot on it due to the technological advances that the tribe managed to do throughout the 19th and 20th centuries, including building a lighthouse to detect oncoming invaders. All Makko Okoans have Phoenix Island Tribe blood within them, and when the Republic Of Makko Oko was officially founded in 1990, many of the signatories to the Constitution still had grandparents alive who fought bloody wars between tribes, most of which had appeared to die off or become "integrated" into their respective countries' lives.
The Republic Of Makko Oko
The Republic Of Makko Oko was the first government to be established on the land, and was officially established in the year 1990 by the official ratification of the Constitution Of Makko Oko. This Constitution established the government as a republic and a Presidential term of 7 years, with the first election being in the year 2000, 10 years after the official founding of the Republic Of Makko Oko. The very first President to be elected within the nation, was Gary Taormina, who served only a single term, from 2000 to 2007, where Harold Zenonis then got elected to the position, and served for 2 terms, from 2007 to 2014, and from 2014 to 2019, when the Civil Transition War came to an end. Until the election had occurred, Julius Knudsen, a signatory to the Constitution, had served for the period between 1990 and 2000, until the first elections came. Historians say that Gary Taormina is considered to be the first President of Makko Oko, in lieu of Julius Knudsen.
The land of Makko Oko has quite a lot of species, including the state animal and state protected, Phoenix. Many other animals, such as the Anaconda Snake, do exist in the wild, mainly in forests that aren't disturbed, such as national parks and forests, with some types of animals being hunted, but for the most part, no animal in Makko Oko is in threat of extinction, given the legal ability to consume human meat in comparison to animal meat that could be obtained via hunting.
Fishing is a quite common activity within the nation, with the Makko Okoan Stunning Red Fish being the one looked for the most by fishermen. The fish in question can taste very similar to pork when done just right, however, most fishermen are mainly hunters looking for the fish as a trophy. The Stunning Red Fish is considered by some to be the unofficial Makko Okoan state fish, and sadly, it is becoming a rarer species of fish due to how beautiful it looks and how many poachers and fishermen are swiping them up yearly.
The climate of Makko Oko is quite tropical, given their placement and status as an island nation, with temperatures in the summer months reaching upwards of 80 degrees Fahrenheit, with typical temperatures elsewhere being in the mid to upper 60's Fahrenheit during all other times of the year. Climate change has worried the current government of the empire, and thus environmental laws and regulations have been enacted throughout Emperor Conall Solis's tenure.
Politics in Makko Oko is quite intriguing, but nowadays is a mostly deadzone with many citizens not caring. According to the 2021 Census, apathy for politics within the Makko Okoan government was about 62 "I don't care" responses per 6 respondents, with a major increase in those responses predicted to hit in the next census report. The reason for the political apathy is due to the fact that Makko Oko is a unitary socialist authoritarian system, and as such has only a single centralized government, the national government, with provinces and states not existing, and cities not being allowed any power whatsoever. All power is consolidated into the Emperor, who is the head of state and head of government, and whoever they designate.
The position of the Emperor was incepted upon the end of the Civil Transition War in September of 2019, with Conall Solis being voted up to take the reigns as the empire's very first Emperor and head of state since the war. No powers and structure of government were officially established until July of 2022 when a revision to the Basic Rights (the Constitution of Makko Oko) was made. The Emperor, being both the heads of state and government, represents Makko Oko internationally and additionally, due to the Emperor's seemingly limitless power, they are seen as a dictator, one who can only be removed through unlawful means.
Due to the lack of elections, the position of Emperor is seen as similar to that of a Monarch, where there's a specific line where each person gets to be the Emperor after the passing, retirement or any event where there is no longer a ruling Emperor, happens. In this case, as stipulated in the Bill Of Emperor's Passages and in the Basic Rights Of Makko Oko, the next Emperor is to be chosen via the previously ruling Emperor's will, and if there is no will, then a legislatively-established line of succession is followed. This means that the Emperor chooses who rules next, instead of having a bloodline where whoever is oldest and closest to the head of state, rules next.
Law and criminal justice
Makko Oko follows the common law legal system of court precedents along with established statute and pieces of legislation, and in addition to that, does have an established Constitution, known as the Basic Rights Of Makko Oko, that is setup to guarantee certain rights, establish government processes, etc. The Empire Of Makko Oko, for a period between 2019 to 2022, had no official constitutional document, but instead, had the Governance & Constitution Act, which until the enactment of the Basic Rights, acted as the nation's unofficial Constitution.
Much of the legal system is made up of the Republic's laws, with ones enacted by the Empire replacing the effective ones that the Republic held, and the process of legal conversion is taking years to complete. Some of the Republic's laws, the Emperor has chosen to not let take effect due to its significance as a violator of the Emperor's morals etc., even though there's no suitable replacement.
It had established much of what the Basic Rights had, except it was much more descriptive and gave much more constitutional power to judges and law enforcement.
Makko Oko maintains relatively good, if not great, relations with most nations, having embassies established in each nation and ambassadors assigned. The Makko Okoan Government, while wanting to expand its territory, has not resorted to any expansionist agenda within the empire's history, instead, wanting to take advantage of wars and claim territory more friendly.
The closest allies of Makko Oko are considered to be the Controlist Ferwerter Union and any other authoritarian nation within its contact. However, Exsorcial, while also an authoritarian nation, is not liked by the Makko Okoan Government, even resorting to declaring legal genocide against any civilians of their nation that step foot on their soil.
The military of Makko Oko is an all-voluntary force with an air, naval, army and special branch. The air branch contains the Emperor's Liberation Air Squad, with the naval branch being the Emperor's Liberation Sea Squad, the army branch being the Emperor's Liberation Army and the special branch containing multiple military forces within it, those being the Emperor's Special Cyber Warfare Commandant and the Emperor's Liberation Tactical Operations Forces.
Military service in Makko OKo is one way to gain citizenship in the nation, being considered to be one of the fastest ways to obtain it. To obtain citizenship via military service, you have to have served at least 5 years generally or 1 year during wartime and you must have a honorable discharge, with any other form being forbidden.
Makko Oko has beautiful and perfectly harvestable pieces of land all over the nation that are unbought and unused. Those pieces of land are becoming rarer with expansion and exploration efforts continuously happening by the government, however, they are perfect fields of grass, and some of the best land to harvest and do agriculture on, are the lands right by the ocean, due to the nearby water tending to crash up to the rocks and hitting the top soil near it. There are additionally, lands that are just covered by big, lush, forests, and those are also great for agriculture, but are not as good as the land near the water.
Energy is a constantly changing venue within the nation, with nuclear power being largely legal for much of the empire, but after the Oil Spill Of 2022, nuclear power was declared illegal, and environmental law was tightened and expanded. Wind farms and hydropower are the two biggest sources of power within the nation, with power plants being the third, but decreasing in numbers by the day, being replaced by other forms of renewable energy.
Makko Oko is made up of roads and highways, with rail infrastructure also existing throughout the major and biggest cities of the nation. Subways are non-existent, but are being considered for development within the nation.
Metropolitan cities and Urban areas
Religion in Makko Oko used to be a simple matter, with separation between church and state enforced, and essentially every religion accepted with open arms, that is until the empire came into place. The Empire Of Makko Oko completely banned religion within the nation, not allowing a single person to practice or to support a deity. With the enactment of the Universal Religions Charter Of Makko Oko in March of 2022 however, a single religion had been authorized, a new state religion that was declared to be Satanism. This was the first time in the nation's history that a state religion had been in existence, and it was the first time religion was authorized to be practiced or supported in years, even if only the state religion.
Support of Satanism tends to be high, given all the propaganda material that's pushed out constantly by the Ministry Of Education & Propaganda, however, there are still some that defy it and refuse to support it.
Makko Oko is made up of 2 languages, English and Makuri, with English being the dominating language of the nation, and Makuri being an introduced national language in 2022, via orders of Emperor Conall Solis. It is said that Makuri is a specially-crafted language by the Empire Of Makko Oko, including by linguists.
The health system in Makko Oko had been largely unchanged for a long time, mainly being private healthcare during the republic and then when the empire was established, the private healthcare turned into state-private healthcare, where the private healthcare industry got authorization from the government to operate, which was not previously required. Upon the enactment of the Life Security Act, everything had changed, with private healthcare being essentially abolished completely and authorizations even stricter for anybody who still wished to operate, and a state-ran public healthcare system had been established, named MakCare.
Many people consider this system to be universal healthcare, which many nations lack, however, Makko Oko's system comes with a catch. Anybody eligible for healthcare is legally mandated to obtain it, additionally, the universal healthcare system is not free, with not only taxes having to be paid, but also a monthly, or yearly, payment to keep the plan that's chosen.
Education in Makko Oko is compulsory and free if you attend a state school in lieu of a private school. All Makko Okoan citizens from the earliest age of development to the age of 18 must attend Makko Okoan schools, rather it's a state school or private school. There are 4 schooling levels within the nation:
• Early Primary (Grades Kindergarten through 6th)
• Upper Primary (Grades 7th through 9th)
• Secondary (Grades 10th through 12th)
• Tertiary (College and university education)
Under the education system of Makko Oko, pre-kindergarten is not offered at any school, state or otherwise, and the unique naming scheme is seen as a way for children and parents to more easily remember their schooling level. Private schools in the nation are obligated to follow all laws and regulations regarding education and are also subjected to curriculum oversight and review by the Ministry Of Education & Propaganda.
Movies in Makko Oko are quite strict, with any form of nudity or blatant actions considered hostile to the government being banned from distribution or production within the nation. Surprisingly, this does not stop world-famous movies from being distributed, and neither does it stop domestic production of movies, with which have even more scrutiny than international movies.
Any contact sports in the nation are forbidden in the nation, and have been since 2021. The Makko Okoan Government declared that contact sports were a "danger to public safety and must be quashed", with safer, non-contact sports, such as Golf, eSports and Table Tennis, still being allowed, and contact sports such as Football and Soccer, being forbidden. The main and most famous network of sports within the nation is ESN, or The eSports Network, which is a government-supported and funded channel, even in some cases being considered a government-run channel, that broadcasts exclusively eSports matches both domestically and internationally with agreements.
Mass Media within Makko Oko is subject to heavy censorship and oversight by government agencies. Under the socialism policy of the nation, no private businesses are permitted unless expressly authorized by the Industry & Securities Oversight Commission, and news agencies are no exception, with only a single news agency existing within the nation, previously named OMONN, but recently got converted into the OBC or the Oko Broadcasting Corporation.
The Oko Broadcasting Corporation brought with it, the official instatement and introduction of state-run news channels and TV news networks, which had previously been avoided due to the presumably high maintenance cost it would take to maintain them, therefore draining the economy.
During the rule of the Republic Of Makko Oko, mass media had little to no restrictions, seemingly like censorship was non-existent. This brought about great benefits, but also was the partial reason for the republic's downfall, and during the Civil Transition War, censorship of the media suddenly spiked to levels never seen before in the government. Around 6,500 media agencies existed during the time of the Republic Of Makko Oko, with private businesses being a major aspect of the republic's economy, even if it proved to be fatal.