Maverica

The Socialist Republic of Maverica

Sozialist Republik Einzelgängca
Flag of Maverica
Flag
Motto: "‎Bruderschaft ‎durch Arbeit" (German)
"Brotherhood through Work"
Anthem: Our Rifles
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CapitalHickorysburg
LargestZeigwick
Official languagesGerman and Sanskirt
Ethnic groups
55% Mischlinge

35% Gramuta

10% Daryz
Demonym(s)Maverican
GovernmentSocialist Federal Republic
• President
Nurzan
• Chairman of the Supreme Council
Wilhelm Hertzman
• Chairman of the People's Assembly
Abdullah Balika
Sovereign State
1827
1949
• Socialist Republic of Maverica
1960
Area
• Total Land
3,396,992 km2 (1,311,586 sq mi)
Population
• Estimate
255 Million
GDP (PPP)estimate
• Total
5,965 Trillion
GDP (nominal)estimate
• Total
3,514 Trillion
CurrencyThaler
Driving sideright
Calling code++32

Maverica, officially the Socialist Republic of Maverica, is a sovereign state and federal republic located on northern Tethys, bordered to the north by the Themiclesi,to the East by Dzhungestan and the Menghe Soacilist Republic, to the south by Innominada, and to the West by the Meridian Ocean and Hanalu Sea. It is among the populous and largest states in Hemithea enough to rival it's neighbor the Socialist Republic of Menghe.

Etymology

The word Maverica is a relatively new word used to describe the nation. Meaning land of the Mavericks, describing it's early colonization and colonial rule by Ostlandic settlers ruled by ambitious younger nobles who had no chance at home to make it to the throne. Historians have also pointed out that Maverica could have sprouted from an early vist by Tyrannian Commodore James Maverick, who was a renowned for being the first Castatarrean to navigate the Maverican interior during the 1550s. Before colonization Maverica was relatively fractured into different tribes and kingdoms. However both the Themiclesi and Menghean Empires to the north and east referred to the area collectively as Gramuta. Meaning land of plenty or plentiful land in the native Gramuchan language.

History

Early History

Many Archeologists and Historians agree that the first people in Maverica were hunter gatherers migrating in a northernly pattern from Meridia around 2 million years ago. During the 3rd millenium BCE settlements and farming began centered around the Arna river valley in western Maverica. With it's rich fertile soil, and relitivly mild climate the settlements florished. Meanwhile around the same time the Litzheim culture as it is known by modern historians developed similarly along the Litzheim river. By the 5th century BC most of Maverica develops into close to a hundred various Kingdoms with the most devoloped being centered around the Arna river valley and Litzheim river. A sophisticated trade network is formed with materials such as copper, tin and iron being brought from the interior to the farming Kingdoms of the coast. Though conflict among the states are prevelent.

Ancient Period

Classical Period

Decline and Colonization

By the 1680s the Gavisti Empire that ruled much of the western coast of Maverica was flourishing. Traders from Casterra loaded their ships with Maverican goods to be sent to faraway lands. However a secret passanger was carried along the trade roots, Smallpox and Plauge. Smallpox and the Black death brought to Maverica by Casterran traders hit the empire and the surrounding Kingdoms again. The scale of the sickness and death was not seeen since the Plague of the 1520s, since then small outbreaks were common but never spreaded far. However many historians point out that eastern Maverica expereinced a sharp increase of trade with Casterra causeing many to beleive it was simplily the openess of Gavisti and other native Gramucha kingdoms that killed them. Though the cause is speculated the effect the Plague had on the Gavisti and other coastal Kingdoms of Maverica was astonishing. Trade virtually stopped within a year causing mass poverty in the trade depedenent coastal Kingdoms. Unlike the surrounding Kingdoms however the Gavisti were hit the hardest economically as they depended entirly on trade and lived in crowded cities. The Šāhanšāh of Gavisti closed all ports to Casterran traders causing much anger among the Casterran powers. Of the most angered was the Ostland Empire who's various noble families invested heavily in trade in Gavisti. The Emperor, pushed by the various noble families and hungry for an overseas Empire of his own saw the troubles in Maverica as a opportunity to make Ostland a world power alongside the Tyrannese, Sylvans and Rajas. On August 5th 1682 an Ostlandian fleet of ten ships left Kopenese Ostland and sailed towards Maverica. Ahead of the small fleet was the sloop Hickory. On it was a crew of twenty men who will decide the fate of the war against the Gavisti. On the ship was twenty four year old Heinrich Baumman, a young Lieutenant in the Ostlandian army. His mission is to gain the support and favor of the Narnchan Kingdom around modern day Baumburg to convince them to attack their long time rivals the Gavisti. After several days of festivities and feasts the Shah of Narchan agreed to Heinrich's demands to invade Gavisti. Within several days Heinrich and his party of twenty men marched with the Narchan army north into Gavisti territory. When word reached the Gavisti capital in modern day Hickorysburg the Šāhanšāh dispactched most of his army, 40,000 men, mostly armed with spears, swords and outdated muskets to meet the invasion in the south. Leaving the defenses around the capital spread thin and few. This will be one of the deciding factors in the fall of the Gavisti Empire. Meanwhile the Ostlandian fleet led by Franz Gutlans entered the Columbian straits as it neared the objective of the Gavisti capital.

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Ostlandian army does battle with Gavisti troops

The fleet of ten ships mostly frigates soon came upon whats known today as Hurtz island, where the Gavisti fleet used it as a naval base controlling the entrence to the capital. At first the Gavisti ships fired a salute to the Ostlandian ships, Franz ordered to return the salute. As the ships neared the Gavisti base where several dozen Gallivates and Grabs layed the gun crews of the Ostlandian ships loaded and prepared for battle. At the last moment the ships turned broadside against the Gavisti fleet and unleashed an broadside of devestating effect. Within the hour the entire Gavisti fleet was in ruins, with ships sinking, burning or being captured. The Ostlandian fleet suffered limited castualties with the must serious casualty being the loss of the Kernigburg after it ran aground and was bombarded by Gavisti gunboats. Survivors of the Gavisti fleet fled to the capital to bring the news to the Šāhanšāh. After the battle with a weary army Franz Gutlans decided to wait to push on till morning. The next morning the Ostlandian fleet recieved news that Heinrich Baumburg and the Shah of Narchan's army lost to the Gavisti army near modern day Fransdorf however a second column of Narchan troops commanded by the Shah's son threatened to cut off the Gavisti army forcing them to retreat in which the Narchan army followed forcing the Gavisti army across the Zeig river where the main Gavisti army was located. When Franz heard this he ordered the fleet to push on to the Gavisti Capitol. When the fleet arrived they found a city ripe for picking. The ships sailed past the lightly defended shore batteries quickly silencing them. They pushed ontowards the main port where troops were quickly landed while the ship's guns bombarded the city causing mass destruction. Feirce house to house fighting occured as the Ostlandians pushed forward. However the Ostlandians superior musketry and metalergy outclassed the common Gavisti soldier armed with little but a spear and sheild. By the end of the day the city fell to the small outnumbered Ostlanians. The Šāhanšāh and his wife was captured and looting of the city occured. For several days after the city was looted, temples desecrated and burnt, women raped and men killed. This is considered to be one of the more contreversal episodes of the Conquest of Gavisti however by the end of five days Franz Gutlans ordered the looting to stop and order was restored. The war was over and Maverica's mightiest power is gone opening the region up for colonization by Ostlandian people. The Gavisti Emipre ceased to exist on November 10th 1682 instead being split into two halfs and given to two improvised but loyal Ostlandian nobles, Charles Braxburg and Klaus Neumarkt. These two would spawn a mass exdous of younger sons and improverished nobles from Ostland to stake their fortune in Maverica. After the Conquest of Gavisti the Nurchan Shah was rewarded with land and money from the Gavisti treasery. However this was not to last as in 1693 the same happened to Nurchan.

The colonization period of Maverica completely changed demographics in Hemithea forever. Thousands of Ostlandian colonists came to stake their claim in the rich land of Maverica. The native populations of Gramucha were virtually either wiped out or forced to move east into the various Gramucha tribes and kingdoms. Hickorysburg, the defacto capitol of the various Ostlandian Colonies that were in Maverica. The city was built on the ashes of the Gravisti capitol and was considered to be the flower of the Ostlandian Empire in Maverica. Much of the economy revolved around cash crops, wool and trade with the native Gramucha Kingdoms. Wool, Cashmere, Gramucha rugs, cotton, tobbacco and indigo were all grown and exported widely back to Ostland that inturn provided manufactured goods and protection. Of the few Ostalndian colonies Maverica eventually grew to be the most productive, and richest. Colonial goverments in the various colonies were all headed by a Duke with an body of white, land owning, men who shared power with the Duke. Many of these men including the Dukes owned large plantations or ran successful enterprises, thus effectivly controlling most of the economy of the colonies. Many of these plantations relied on indentured laborers and natives to work.

Independence and Confederation

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Maverican Hussars routs Ostlandian infantry at the battle of Fransdorf

Throughout the 1700s the various Maverican colonies prospered from the plantation system and trade with Gramuchans. Much of the goods were sold to not only Ostlandian traders but a prospering trade sprouted with Tyrannian, Sylvan, Menghean, and Themiclesi traders. Maverica became heavily invested and reliant on agriculture through the cultivation of cash crops such as cotton, tabacco, and wine. Meanwhile on the fringes of the colony a small animal husbandry industry copied off of native herdsmen was taking root. Like their native counterparts they raised herds of goats, mainly native Angora and Cashmere goats while sheep were imported from Casterrena for wool production. While the jewl of the Ostlandian empire seemed to be prospering throughout the centery increased independence and resentment between the colonists and the Ostlandians began to form. Maverican colonial society was divided into three classes or castes. On the top was Ostlandian born men, followed by Creoles, and then the native population (Gramuchans). Even Maverican born Dukes who ruled the colonies were seen as second rated rulers by the Ostlandian rulers back home. Economic tensions also began to build after Ostland passed a resolution ending all Maverican trade with other countries creating an Ostland monopoly on Maverican trade. This angered many of the wealthy Plantation owners who profited off of trading their crops for more valuable goods to send back to Ostland. Many of the commoners were angered also as many were tied in with the plantation system that suddenly wasn't making as much money as they once was. Finally on March 12th 1821 the five ruling Dukes of the colonies of Courlholt, Altstadt, Lauenfeld, Litzheim and Poslin respectively met in Bluchweig to decide what they should do in secret. The meeting lasted all day but finally they came to the conclusion that independence was the best course. The agreement layed down that Maverica would be an independent Confederation of the five colonies led by the Dukes with no longer being under the yoke of Ostlandian imperialism. In the next week what few Ostlandian regulars there was were quickly overran by the colonists and all Ostlandian presence was gone for now. However royalist movements mainly in the southern Sullivan islands resisted independence and fought the Mavericans. More defeat occured to the Mavericans as an Ostlandian fleet took and landed an army of 10,000 in Baumburg in 1822. The Ostlandians began to push north reliving the Sulvian islands from attack and taking Litzheim and Fransdorf. It began to look like the war would be over soon but in January 1823 the tide began to turn as a vastly smaller army of Mavericans successfully stopped an advance on Hickorysburg locking the western front into a stalemate. Meanwhile Maverican forces attacked across the Baumburg mountians and seized Litzheim and Baumburg in a swift strike. By January of 1825 the Ostlandians sued for peace only holding the Williamstown. By the 10th of April 1825 the war officially ended and Maverica was recognized as an independent nation.

Expansion

Pan-Sept War

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5th Altstadt infantry marches with the Federal army towards Nizliuq.

In August 1937, General Kwon Chong-hoon the Menghean leader died suddenly of a stroke. Seeing this as an opportunity to expand the Maverican Confederation the council of nobles authrorized an invasion of the Menghean protected Daryz Kingdom of Nersia to subdue the last of the native Kingdoms. The Maverican Federal army switfly invaded on the first day of September from two fronts with the main attack coming from the south near Mohuk and the second from the west. The smaller obsolete and unprepared Nersian army was quickly overan and was forced towards the capital of Nizliuq at the begining of Novemeber. However with victory in sight the Maverican armies were slow to capitalize on the victories and gave time for the Nersian Shah to plea to Menghe for support. Kim Myŏng-hwan who just seized power recently in Menghe authorized Menghean intervention in the conflict. The overconfident Maverican Federal army was taken by surprised by the sudden attack by the Mengheans. Tanks, planes, modern artillery and thousands of Menghean troops joined the Nersians in expelling the under equippted Mavericans from Nersia. The offenisve sent shockwaves throughout the country as Maverican forces were routed across the border. With this success the Mengheans continued to push into Maverican territory.

The Maverican Confederation's council of nobles of the various confederated Duchies ordered a mass mobolization to fight the invading Mengheans. However the fragmented Maverican army, though effective in past conflicts with native Kingdoms was soon to be shown that it was too fragmented among various state members to be effective. Throughout 1938 and 39 the Maverican army mounted deperate defenses against the Menghean onslaught. Fajahr fell with little resistance and Litzheim fell after a three month seige. Life in occupied Maverica was bleak as a Creol. Menghean forces pursued a policy of genocide against the creol and ethnic Casteran Mavericans. For the Gramuchan Kingdoms that were part of the Confederation they welcomed the Mengheans as liberators and were quick to join them. By January of 1940 the Maverican army desperate to regain ground launched a offensive the first of the year to regain Litzheim and to take pressure off of the presumed Menghean attack on Bluchweig. The offensive was a failure with the Mavericans unable to punch through to Litzheim. Maverica continued to lose ground during the war until 1941 when the front became bogged down not far from the Maverican industrial areas in the west. With Baumburg under seige and Maverica one step away from losing the war victory for the Mengheans seemed certian. However with the Columbia's entry to the war and promise of relief the Mavericans waited and reorganized the Confederation's army under one command structure, under one man. General Lubecki a Chervak-Ostland Maverican of the Dutchy of Polsin took command.

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Maverican anti tank gunners near Litzheim

The firey General took command in August of 1941 and took not time to waste. With support from Columbian aircraft he launched a massive counter attack against the advancing Menghean army focused around Baumburg and Hickorysburg. The attack shocked the Mengheans who retreated from the areas. Lubecki was hailed a hero buying time for Columbian reinforcements to land and saving the Maverican industrial heartland. The fate was sealed for the Menghean Empire as Maverica along with the rest of the region marching on Menghe and pushing them back. Regaining land, people and confidence. By the end of 1944 Maverica would be back where it started in 1937 and by 1945 her soldier's were marching through Menghean lands. On November 9th, 1944, an atomic bomb was dropped on the city of Dongrŭng by an OS bomber and on Novemebr 14th Menghe asked for a ceasefire. With Menghe out of the war Maverica took part in the occupation of Menghe and a minor role in fighting the rements of Dayashina. The war brought Maverica into the modern age in many ways setting the stage for a unified Maverican nation after the war. However the damange done to the country was large and would also lead to the eventual Maverican Civil war and Communist regime.

Nationalism and Revolution

Following the Great Conquest War Maverica emerged victorious among the Allied powers against Menghe and Dayashina. However the Maverican Confederation was deeply scared by the war. Nine years of war, five spent fighting off the Menghean invasion greatly effected the Confederation as a whole. During the war obvious problems in the divided confeferation was shown as their was to much division. Historians point to this as the rise of nationalism in Maverica and the fall of the traditional order of the country. No longer people identified as their local states and even ethnicity but as Mavericans. With the country in ashes, and the rise of nationalism the leaders of the Confederation meet in December 5th 1949 to discuss the possibility of uniting as an Maverican Empire. The twenty monarchs, including the Gramuchan Princes all met in Hickorysburg. Talks lasted all week but by December 11th 1949 the Monarchs United the country. They Declared the Maverican Empire and gave the crown to Frederick II of House Altburg of the Dutchy of Altstadt. A house of nobles is established alongside an Federal Council of elected officials. Throughout the country the weary populace welcomes the establishment of a unified Empire hoping for economic improvements and promised land reform giving any former share cropper who served in the military ownership of his land. However though reconstruction of the country is pushed hard many wealthy nobles and capitalists take advantage of the economic void to grow their businesses. Buying up land, smaller companies and forming massive corporations. Throughout the country though infrastructure and the economy improved the wage gap increasingly increased. During this time a new ideology found its way into Maverican politics. Marxist Leninism from the FSR.

Thousands of Maverican Communists protest outside of the Royal Palace

Communism increasingly was finding support in the nation with Bruno Trossman as the leader of Maverica's communists who brought the ideology while studying in FSR. By 1954 the movement gained much support among the workers in the industrialized centers around Hickorysburg. The traditionalist nobles began to crack down on communist rallies and marches. Finally during August 5th 1954 Bruno Trossman and a large group of communist followers gathered around the palace grounds in Hickorysburg after striking for the past week. By noon the crowd filled the streets and stormed the palace. Coordinated revolts throughout other cities on the west coast followed throughout the day. During the choas Emperor Frederick II and the royal family was captured along with three Dukes. By the next day Hickorysburg, Yanarksburg, Zeigwick, and Fransdorf all have fallen to Communist control. Throughout the country choas ensued as the Emperor and much of the Empire's goverment was captured. Throughout the next week the country split into various factions. The Royalists led by Duke now Emperor Franz Poslin centered in the Sulvi Islands, Baumburg and Williamston. The Nationalists who favored a democratic system based on Columbia who controled much of the interior and the Daryz Kingdom of Nersia and Gramucha Kingdoms that both declared independence after the choas.

Maverican Civil War

1960-1999

Modern Maverica

Geography

Government

Maverica is nominally a Socialist State.

International Relations

The Socialist Republic of Maverica traditionally has cold relations with the Menghe Soacilist Republic to its east who sees Menghe as their main rival in the region. The two countries's relations broken down even further since the Uhmmayah War in 2005 and several border incidents since. The two share a heavily militarized border and any war would be catastrophic. Maverica also has cold relations with Oyashima, Menghe's closest ally. However Maverica has several allies in the region one being Organized States of Columbia. Columbia's and Maverica's close proximity to eachother naturally allowed a trade relations to form with the two nations trading extensively. Themiclesi to the north also is in this relationship. However though these nations are good trading partners in an event of war with Menghe little to no support could be counted on from these two. North Indonamia, to the south is considered by most achedemics to be a Maverican puppet regime installed after the Indonamia crisis and civil war. Maverica has since rebuilt the Northern part of Indonamia and integrated it with the Maverican economy. Maverica continues to have a military presence in the nation with hopes to one day reunite North Indonamia with the South.

Federal Council

The Federal Council in the main legislative body in Maverica with the most power. The Federal Council is made up of 150 seats being representatives elected from the various state councils of Maverica. There are 30 seats reserved for party officials. Half of the Federal Council elected is every 5 years with no limits on how many times a person may run. To run for the council the candidate must be approved by the party. Once running for the office the various state level assembies will vote in the candidates. Many critics though say that this is undemocratic as the Socialist Party had the ability to censored who runs for the office. Also that the many levels of representative democracy fosters and encourages the growth of corruption and dictatorship. The Federal Council has the authority to create and pass laws for the nation and can give the right to a President to be dictator in an emergency.

Executive Branch

The Executive Branch of Maverica is headed by the President and Vice President with a council of advisers and ministers who control different aspects of the goverment. The President is elected by the Federal Council and is elected every 8 years with no limits on how many you may run. To be president you are required to be at least thirty five years old, a Maverican born citizen and be approved by the Politburo. The President can appoint Ministers to the Cabinet, declare war, and write laws into effect. Among other things the President may also appoint Judges, grant pardons, issue execuative orders, and take part in creating the country's budget. On the legistlative side the President can not only write laws into effect but can also veto them where the bill will bounce back to the Federal Council for revoting and them back to the President. If vetoed again the bill can only be saved if the Politburo overides the veto and puts the law into effect. The President is also responsible for recieving foreign ambassadors and dignitaries. In time of war or emergency the President can in power may petition for dictatorial powers allowing the President to act independently without legistlative support to respond quicker to emergencies. Though the President seems to have great power in Maverica and can control much of the goverment it is a glass house as at anytime the Politburo can come in and dismiss the President for almost any reason. This is how current President Nurzan came to power as General Secretary he dismissed the previous President and ran for office thereafter. Now he holds both titles of General Secretary and President effectivly making him the most powerful man in Maverica.

Politburo

Schultzism

Schultzism is the name used to describe the sect of Marxist Socialism practiced by Maverica since Albert Schultz took power in 1978 after [Insert Leaders name here] died in office. Maverica originally after the revolution and following civil war was governed using orthodox Marxist Leninism principals. Schultzism was mearly a byproduct as socialism was implemented in Maverica. Albert Schultz the main contributer to the ideology said that Schultzism was necessary in Maverica as the country was different than FSR where Marxism was created and used. The basic outline of Schultzism is as follows.

-To attain the ultimate goal of communism the principles and policies must be shaped by the conditions unique to that certian country.

-State owned enterprises should be used as the frame of the economy. Opening up new opportunities and industries for worker managed enterprises to later come in and take most of the control with state owned industries behind them with a steady hand of support.

-All or most agriculture should be redistributed equally to the peasents to maximize production to feed the growing worker population. However to avoid capitalism most products must be sold to the goverment at a fixed price with whatever is left over can be used or sold by the peasent.

-Small scale private companies are allowed to form but will be under watchful supervision by the state to ensure capitalism does not form and have strict guidelines on how it is ran.

-Workers are given a shared percentage of profits along with their given salary and any bonuses earned by the worker.

-The party is the vanguard of the people protecting it from the evils of capitalism and guiding the state towards communism

Military

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Maverican soldiers training near Baumburg

The Maverican Armed Forces is responsible for protecting the Maverica from forign aggression and to protect the nation's intrests. The Maverican military traces it's lineage back to the militia system of the colonies. Formed in it's current form back in 1954 by the Communist forces led by Bruno Trossman it was originally a weak force however in modern times many proffessors and advisors beleive the averican military to be a force to rekon with. 3.5 Million total soldiers are enlisted as part of the armed forces. Of the total 1.5 million are active duty soldiers with 2 million reserves. In Maverica the armed forces are split into several branches, Army, Airforce, Navy, and National Guard. Conscription is mandatory in Maverica for all Male citizens aged 18-27 to be drafted and serve one and a half years in the armed forces or one year in the internal forces. An limited option is to join the National Workers Corps or NWC that in a military fashion works on conservation projects, and infinstructure. The NWC also in times of war can act as a engineer pool for the military. After the conscript's service he has the option to apply for continued service or be transferred to the reserves. There in the reserves the soldier must preform six years of service. Once the six years of service is up he is transferred to the National Guard where a service of eight years is proformed. After the term is up he is then transferred and integrated into the Volkwächter, a militia system that every able bodied man not in the military is suppose to be a part of. A local militia of sorts it isn't under the military's command directly but rather than the state's command. Once a month these militiamen devote a weekend of basic military training and rifle shooting. Though not a effective force in regular combat it's meant to be a force that would wage a people's war against an invader, mainly the ethnically and culturally different Menghe. If not waging a people's war the militia could be used as internal troops carryng out tasks that frees up better trained soldiers for frontline duty. Though Maverica has never initated nor expressed intrest in building nuclear weapons a vast chemical weapons stockpile has been built up especially during the Trossman period from 1960-1980s. This stockpile was originally intended to act as a deterrent to any major power wanting to topple the new comunist regime however over the years it turned into a secondary notion however it is still operational.

Economy

Despite having common origins the economy of Maverica differs quite a bit compared to other Socialist countries. Instead of relying completly on state control of everything Maverica adopted a policy oftwo stage economics as it was coined in Maverica. Most Mavericans beleived in worker self management economics but after the Maverican Civil War the limited industrial capability was all but destroyed. This in turn led many party leaders to beleive that the quickest way to build up the economy was through state planned economics with the eventual goal to hand over most of the economy over to worker led management leaving the state with vital industries. However though this was succesfull in the 60s and 70s the state began to keep most of the economy under their control in a corrupt power grab. However once President Secretary Karl Brunztwick who ruled through a dictatorship after the Civil War in 1976 slowly worker managed enterprises began to take hold as the second stage of the plan was put in action. By the mid 1980s a period of growth ensued as Maverica adopted a policy of opening up the country for trade in certian trade zones where capitalism was allowed to bolster the economy. This period is refered to as the Maverican thaw that conincides with the Menghean thaw and various other liberlizations. In modern times the Maverican economy ranks 8th in the world in nominal GDP and is considered to be a growing industrialized economy.

Agriculture

Unlike many Socialist regimes Maverica has never collectivised it's agriculture and kept it rather split up with small to medium family owned farms. This was the result of a compromise made to the peasentry during the Civil War that promised land reform to the peasents to draw peasent support to the Socialist cause. Originally reliant on the plantation based economy with the growing of tobbaco and cotton Maverica has a long history as a agriculture provider. Though the agricluture sector seems to be strangly capitalist to most people it is atually heavily regulated by the state to avoid any large scale competion. For example depending on the scale of production the farmer has he must sell a certian pecentage of his harvest or products to the local state owned cooperatives that provide a place to sell products at a daily set price by the local goverment. After it is sold the goverment distributes the products as deemed nessary. In turn the cooperative lends, leases or even sell machinery to the farmers to encourage mechanization even though many can't afford to buy their own equiptment. Many other nessesary products can be bought through these cooperatives allowing for small Maverican farms to be extremly productive spurring much of the surplus to be exported through goverment agencies to countries uch as Columbia, Themiclesei, Innomidia, and many others. The main crops grown in Maverca incude corn, wheat and rice with tabocco and cotton still remaining as popular crops with many others grown in Maverica. In livestock production is based on two modes of production. The most common in modern times are feedyards where a large number of livestock are kept and grown till slaugter weight while the second, publiclly owned land is used for herds of grazing livestock. In recent decades feedyards have become increasingly popular especially with low feed prices thanks to the high produtivity of farmers. The most popular livestock is listed in order with broiler chickens being the most abundant, followed by layers, sheep, goats, hogs, cattle and ducks. Much of the sheep are duel purpous breeds for both meat and wool to be produced, goats are also considered duel prupose as cashmire is harvested once a year and so is mohair from angora goats, while meat is also produced while dairy breeds produce no fiber. In recent years with technilogical and scientific innovations Maverica has taken huge advanatge that genetic modification, and science thats been developed. Especially after the Maverican thaw the country enlisted forgin scientists to help develop new ways to continue the productivity as the worlds populations continues to grow. Maveica hopes to continue and grow on it's platform of food power in politics.

Industry

Throughout its history Maverica has been a major world power in terms of Agricultural output and thus most industries were focused on supporting the agriculture sector. Food prosessing and textiles were the first major indsutries to be developed. After the Pan Sept War during the late 1930s to the mid 1940s Maverican industry was in deep need for rebuilding and after the Maverican civil war the need was dire. The new communist goverment under Bruno Trossman in the late 60s and 70s rebuilt the economy through heavy use of state owned enterprises with the intention of turning them over to the workers once the industry was stable. Focusing on heavy industry the sector for the first time overtook Maverican agriculure in the percentage of GDP output in 1974. Modern day Maverican indsutry ranges from Automobiles to consumer electronics.

Automobile

Machinery

Food Processing

Steel

The steel industry of Maverica is a well cemented industry in Maverica. One of the first industries rebuilt after the Civil War it has expereinced massive growth throughout the Communist regiem's policy of rebulding the economy. It was the cornerstone for future industries such as the automobile and machinery industries. However like most of the industrial economy during the 70s and 80s it experienced stangnation with little growth due to continued goverment control instead of worker controled companies. However by the late 80s and early 90s the steel industry experienced rapid growth to provide materials for the growing machinery and automobile industries.

Textiles

Chemicals

Other notable indsutries

Culture

Cuisine

Maverica is a unique blend of the native inhabitant's culture and the new Ostland colonists. With most of the Ostlandic people along the coast and natives living in the interior. Thanks to Maverica's climate and long growikg seasons a large variaty of food is produced making Maverica's cusine very open. However the bssic Maverican cuisine comprises mostly of Mutton, goat, chicken, corn, beans, rice and eggs. Cereal crops such as corn, wheat, barley and rye are used for making various breads with sweet bread becoming more common as you travel towards the interior. Alcohol is an important part of Maverican diet and culture. When Ostlandic settlers came to Maverica they brought with them their alcohol culture. Beer halls have been assimilated into Maverican culture. Beer such as Zwickelbier, Kottbusser and Marzen are very popular especially in the Ostlandic regions in the west. Traditional native alchole includes Bantu beer (millet beer), Chhaang, Zutho, with Desi daru also being popular. Whiskey, and moonshine have also made headway into Maverican cuisine due to the proximity with Organized States. Maverica is known for its alcoholic beverages and is sometimes called the "Eastern Beer hall" by Casaterrans. Other non-alcoholic beverages include Sharbat, Jigarthanda and iced mint tea. Tea is consumed in large quantities with Milk tea, green tea, mint tea and Assam tea being the four most popular drinks. Meat plays a prominent role in Maverican cuisine usually being served with either rice a type of bread or beans with spices usually being used heavily in the meat and rice. Kebabs are also eaten widely especially in the summer when sweet tender crops are available to put on alongside the meat. Various soups are also part of the cuisine. Egg noodle based soups are popular in the far eastern regions and in the north. While heavily spiced goat stew is the most popular. Usually this includes diced Mutton or goat with corn or rice with beans served alongside sweetbreads.

Religion

Religious Affiliation in Maverica
Religion
Percentage
Protestant
70.4%
Catholicism
12.6%
Islam
10.5%
Other religions
3.9%
Irreligion
2.3%


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