Molenston

The Allied Clans of Molenston

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Motto: All Are Equal. All Are Free
CapitalMolenston City
Largest cityMolenston City
Official languagesEnglish
Recognised national languagesMaleti
Recognised regional languagesNative Molenstoni Dialects
Ethnic groups
(2016)
35% - Malesti

10% - Westerners (mainly Rhodeve)
7% - Kuum
4% - Buli
3% - Bagan
3% - Domeshi
2% - Ra
2% - Mbati
1.5% - Nuduli
1% - Qafa
0.15% - Nanti

31.5% - Other Tribes (112 tribes)
Demonym(s)Molenstoni
GovernmentConstitutional Democract
• High Chieftain
Sunni Bwuba
• Low Chieftain
Diana Wolff
LegislatureThe Parliament of Molenston
Senate
House of Commons
Established 
The Allied Clans of Molenston
• Charter of an Independent Molenston
7 August, 1920
Population
• 2016 estimate
54,217,156
GDP (PPP)2016 estimate
• Total
High
• Per capita
Enough
HDI (2016)0.939
very high · 32nd
CurrencyMolen (M)
Time zoneUTC+5
• Summer (DST)
Not Observed
Date formatdd-mm-yyyy
Driving sideright
Calling code+12
ISO 3166 codeMLN
Internet TLD.mln

The Allied Clans of Molenston, commonly referred to as Molenston (pronounced /rdivəs/), is a democracy located in Central Ziamban. It is a large-sized country with a population of around 54 million people, most of which live in the country's five provinces. Molenston is bordered to the South by The Bohin

The country's capital is Molenston City, which is also its largest city. It's second largest city is Limpopo, with the third largest city being Bukumbura.


Molenston is a member of the United Sunalayan Assembly. It is also a founding member of the International Anti-Terror Association, Imperial Formations Treaty and a member of the Rhodeve Commonwealth. Its currency is the Molen.

Molenston has a free market economy, and with a strong GDP per capita for Ziambani nations. It is one of the 10 largest economies in Ziamban, and is ranked Xth in the human development index with a very high standard of living.

Etymology

The name Molenston originates from the largest tribe in the region; the Malesti tribe.

Demographics

The population of Molenston, based off of Government of Molenston Surveys and national data statistics from Molsource, the Commonwealth Information Initiative and the Ziambani Tribal Analytics Organization is estimated to be between 54,005,642 and 54,517,156 people. Most place the total to be at 54,217,156 which represents official metrics used in most databases worldwide. This discrepancy comes from a lack of cohesion among Molenston's data sourcing metrics, as well as a sizable migratory population, which moves over the course of multiple years from Molenston to the neighbouring nation of The Bohin and back.

Molenston's people are divided up into 122 officially documented tribes as well as a sizable western minority population, mainly from Rhodevus, Aznazia and Northern Ventismar.

Official consensus places the Malesti tribe as the largest in the nation with 35% of Molenstoni people in this group. Westerners comprise 10% with Kuum (7%), Buli (4%), Bagan (3%), Domeshi (3%), Ra (2%), Mbati (2%), Nuduli (1.5%) Qafa (1%) and Nanti (0.15%) filling out the majority of the larger tribal groups in the region. The remaining 31.5% of the population consists of the other 112 tribes, with the Spedi people being the smallest, being comprised of only 24 members.

Language

The official language of Molenston is English. It is the only language taught in all primary schools, and almost all business is done in English. The most spoken language however on a day to day basis in Maleti, spoken by 54% of all Molenstoni people.

Religion

Religion in Molenston
Religion
Percentage
Christianity
74%
Islam
22%
Molenston Tribal Religions
4%
Other
0.1%

Molenston is primarily a Christian nation, which accounts for 74% of the population. The largest Christian demographic in Molenston is Catholicism, accounting for 66% of the population. The remaining practitioners of Christianity are subdivided into other sects with a large portion comprising of those with mixed tribal-Christian beliefs which go under the broader umbrella of Christianity, but is more specifically known as Kurdu in Molenston. 'Kurdu' meaning 'son of the saviour' in Malesti.

Islam comprises the second largest religion in Molenston with nearly 12 million followers.

While religion does not play a significant role in Molenstoni society, it has ingrained itself in Molenstoni culture, mixing with tribal beliefs and structures to take on enumerable different meanings depending on tribe and region of Molenston.

Health

Molenston has a multi-tier healthcare platform in order to care for the wide variety of people and diverse socio-economic landscape of its people. Primary healthcare is provided to all citizens of the country. It covers vaccinations and minor injuries. It also includes pregnancy and birthing services. Secondary healthcare is provided to those living in the major cities. It covers more complex operations. Tertiary healthcare is privately funded and therefore paid services for those wealthy enough to cover the costs. Every community is obligated to have at least one healthcare provider and service station. There are 269 hospitals in the country, with 173 of them being publicly funded. The remaining 96 facilities are privately funded, either by non-profits, private-for-profit or faith-based organizations.

Education

Primary education in Molenston is mandatory. Public schools are funded by the government for people until the conclusion of grade 9. Secondary education, often considered grades 10 through 12 is heavily subsidized and has been since the 1970s in order to continue promoting further education in the nation. While 85% of the population has completed or enrolled in primary education, secondary education sees a drop-off of about 35%. Tertiary education, or university sees only a 33.72% enrollment rate. However, it should be noted that this is an increase since 1990 of 25% and that 72.13% of those who complete secondary education will continue on to tertiary schooling.

The Molenstoni government, along with support from its allies, primarily Rhodevus, have established further education programs to promote continuing education, which include subsidizing of secondary schools as well as grants for universities to accept larger numbers of students.

There are 27 universities (11 public, 16 private) in Molenston and 15 university colleges (4 public, 11 private) which are regulated by the Molenstoni Commission for universities.

History

Early History

Pre-Wukdu Period

3000 BCE - 1007

Wukdu Period

1007 BCE - 410

Circa. 1007 BCE, a nomadic tribal people, collectively referred to as the Wukdu people settled along the northern Sivier River, abandoning their nomadic routes. The first building were constructed along the river made from dry clay brick and mud. Using the hot desert sands nearby, they would create glass panels, using it as flooring of their homes. The Wukdu people spread along the Sivier River, using the river as a means of travel and communication between settlements among other things. The wealthy would dig channels from the Sivier to their homes, so that water would fill up areas underneath their feet, cooling the glass flooring and the entire home.

Post-Wukdu Period

410-1001

Letulla Scourge

101-1092

Bohin Empire

1092-1233

Tribal Period

1233-1732

Early Colonial Period

1732-1766

Intermediate Colonial Period

1766-1845

Late Colonial Period

1845-1920

With the Rhodeve Collapse, the Malesti territory was divided into Aznazian Malesti and Rhodeve Malesti. Aznazian Malesti contained the northern region, along with the majority of strategic reserves including the majority of the colony's coal and iron mines. The southern region was known as Rhodeve Malesti. While controlled by Rhodevus, it was still under the de facto control by the Aznazian government and was still considered Aznazian territory, though ruled indirectly through Rhodevus.

This system of dual colonies was established in order to appease Rhodeve settlers in the region as well as the many often conflicting tribes which make up the region. The Rhodeve controlled southern Malesti was along the border with the newly established nation of The Bohin, which would continue to lead raids into Malesti for the rest of the 20th century.


Independence

On the 5 August, 1920 the Charter for an Independent Molenston was signed into law by the United Sovereign Kingdoms of Rhodevus's parliament. Two days later, the first Molenstoni Constitution was signed by the five high chieftains, uniting the clans and the people of the colony of Malesta into the Allied Clans of Molenston.

The First Malesti-Bohi War

1938: The Bohin attacks Molenston in the 1st Bohi-Malesti War. This war lasts for two months, ending in a peace treaty. No significant movement by either side

The Second Malesti-Bohi War

1939-1947: The Bohin invades Molenston in the 2nd Bohi-Malesti War. This is the Ziambani Theater of the Second World War

In 1943, Bohi forces reached the outskirts of the capital, Molenston City. Through mortar and nigh bombing raids, the city was attacked. Due to its geographical location, there was little to no natural cover with which to protect the city nor stop Bohi soldiers and tanks from conquering it. Instead of maintaining a continuous defense of the capital, it was decided that the government would move 250 kilometers East, further into the Wukund Desert and rebuild Molenston City. Under the name; Project Mafuriko (trans. Project Flood), after the idea of Noah's Ark, the city was rebuilt along natural barriers such as sand dunes and rifts. Rebuilding efforts progressed from 1943 to 1946 in sight of Bohi soldiers. Considered one of the most ambitious moves of the war, the rebuilding of Molenston City was considered a slap in the face of the Bohin, as it was well within Molenstoni controlled airspace and far enough away to keep attacks at bay, but close enough for the Bohi front lines to see the building progress.

In 1944, when the original Molenston City finally fell to The Bohin, it was no longer considered a vital strategic asset as the core foundation of the capital; including buildings housing the senate, house of commons and national courthouse had already been moved to New Molenston City. New Molenston City would be renamed Molenston City at the end of the war in 1947 and construction of the new capital was finished in 1958.

The Cold War

The Third Malesti-Bohi War

1984-1985: The Bohin invades Molenston in the 3rd Bohi-Malesti War. A armistice is signed. Peace treaty officially signed in early 2017

The Modern Era

The Fourth Malesti-Bohi War

2017-2018: The Bohin declares war on Molenston in the 4th Bohi-Malesti War. The Bohin is forced to sign a peace treaty which reduces the military power of the country greatly

Geography

Climate

Climate data for Molenston City (1996–2016 averages)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 19.4
(66.9)
22.6
(72.7)
28.5
(83.3)
37.2
(99)
42.2
(108)
43.3
(109.9)
45.0
(113)
43.3
(109.9)
40.0
(104)
34.0
(93.2)
26.1
(79)
22.2
(72)
45.0
(113)
Average high °C (°F) 5.6
(42.1)
6.4
(43.5)
10.0
(50)
14.0
(57.2)
18.0
(64.4)
20.4
(68.7)
22.8
(73)
22.6
(72.7)
19.1
(66.4)
14.6
(58.3)
9.6
(49.3)
6.1
(43)
14.1
(57.4)
Daily mean °C (°F) 3.1
(37.6)
3.3
(37.9)
6.2
(43.2)
9.2
(48.6)
13.1
(55.6)
15.6
(60.1)
17.9
(64.2)
17.5
(63.5)
14.5
(58.1)
10.7
(51.3)
6.7
(44.1)
3.7
(38.7)
10.1
(50.2)
Average low °C (°F) 0.3
(32.5)
0.2
(32.4)
2.3
(36.1)
4.1
(39.4)
7.8
(46)
10.5
(50.9)
12.8
(55)
12.3
(54.1)
9.9
(49.8)
6.9
(44.4)
3.6
(38.5)
1.0
(33.8)
6.0
(42.8)
Record low °C (°F) −61.1
(−78)
−63.0
(−81.4)
−54.7
(−66.5)
−48.9
(−56)
−32.2
(−26)
−20.6
(−5.1)
−8.9
(16)
−15
(5)
−31.7
(−25.1)
−41.7
(−43.1)
−54.4
(−65.9)
−60.0
(−76)
−63.0
(−81.4)
Precipitation mm (inches) 50.8
(2)
49.7
(1.957)
56.6
(2.228)
64.8
(2.551)
76.8
(3.024)
84.3
(3.319)
86.5
(3.406)
87.8
(3.457)
83.6
(3.291)
74.7
(2.941)
81.0
(3.189)
72.9
(2.87)
869.5
(34.232)
Avg. precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 13 13 12 11 11 11 11 10 11 11 13 14 141
Avg. snowy days (≥ 0 cm) 14.1 9.7 7.4 2.7 0.1 0.8 5.1 12.2 52
% humidity 87 84 81 75 75 76 77 79 84 86 89 89 82
Mean monthly sunshine hours 62.3 85.7 121.6 173.6 207.2 193.9 206.0 187.7 138.3 112.9 63.0 49.3 999.9
Source: statsrhode.rdv/en/weather/Molenston_City

Administrative divisions

Largest cities

Template:Largest Cities in Molenston


Politics

Parliament

Molenston is a Hybrid-Parliamentary Democracy. It possesses three parts: the monarch, represented by a viceroy; the governor general, an elected lower house known as the House of Commons, and an unelected upper house known as the Senate of Clans. By constitutional convention, the House of Commons is dominant, with the Senate of Clans and monarch rarely opposing its will. The Senate reviews legislation from a less partisan standpoint and the monarch or viceroy provides royal assent to make bills into law.

Political parties

Cabinet

Royalty in Molenston

Local politics

Foreign relations

Molenston possesses a large network of international allies and trade partners. Rhodevus is Molenston's largest import and export partner. Molenston is also a member of the Rhodeve Commonwealth. Ispanza is the largest buyer of Molenstoni oil and have had strong relations since the 1980s due to a 50 million NSD grant to support Molenston's national parks. Molenston's closest ally is Eubatu. Newly elected leaders from both countries almost always have their first international meeting in the either's country. The only exception to this rule was after the 1953 Eubatian elections when Eubatu changed political systems from a direct democracy to technocracy.

Military

The United Molenston Army is split into three service branches Mashujaa wa Ardhi (Land Forces), Mashujaa wa Maji (Naval Forces) and Mashujaa wa Wanyama (Natural Reserve Forces). The Mashujaa wa Ardhi, which directly translates to 'Land Warriors' are tasked with guarding the nation's land borders from external threats. The Mashujaa wa Maji or 'Water Warriors' are the naval forces of Molenston and guard the nation's naval borders. The Mashujaa wa Wanyama are a specialized branch of the military tasked with guarding the nation's numerous natural reserves from illegal poaching and hunting.

Molenston's armed forces are all volunteer based, except in times of war on Molenstoni soil in whcih case conscription can be mandated for everyone between the ages of 18-25.

Economy

Transport and infrastructure

The Molenston Transportation Initiative is in charge of the upkeep, maintenance and improvement of the 86,472 kilometres (53,731 mi) of roadways in the country. 52,823 kilometres of road are classified as unpaved or in need of repair. There are two major highways which connect the country; the Muktu National Highway, which connects Molenston City to Nelspruit through Lusaka and Limpopo, and the Trans-Molenston Highway; which connects Nelspruit to Port Ubbeval. Muktu National traverses the country North to South, with the Trans-Molenston traversing the nation East to West.

Major ports such as Port Escapade and Port Wilhelm are connected to the rest of the country with unpaved roads and rail. There are only 1,025 kilometres of railway in Tanzania, used to connect the ports with each other. Most major shipments are done via ship, air or truck. 850 million NSD has been given to the Molenston Transportation Initiative to develop Molenston's railroad system with the hopes to link every major city in the nation with the country's multiple ports via rail.

There are two international Airports in the country; Lusaka International and the largest airport, Beke Btumbo International in Molenston City.

Energy

About 85% of the total primary energy supply in Molenston comes from biomass (mainly firewood and charcoal), while other energy sources include petroleum (9%), electricity (4.5%), and other renewable energy sources (1.2%). Currently (2016), Molenston's total power installed capacity is 1,357.69 MW composed of hydro 566.79 MW (42%), natural gas 607 MW (45%) and liquid fuel 173.40 MW (13%).

The traditional dependence on hydropower combined with the droughts that are affecting the country, resulted in power supply shortages. The generation, transmission and distribution of electricity in Molenston, is channeled through MOLESCO, which is fully owned by the government and is responsible for 98% of the electricity produced in the country.

Water

Molenston retains control of 75% of the Bauer reservoir, which is filled by the Sivier River from Lake ____. It is the only source of above-ground natural water in the country. There is however a great deal of rainwater which falls during the wet season across a large portion of the country not in the Wukund Desert.

While water services remain underdeveloped, the National Water and Sanitation Services (NWSS), a state-owned company run along commercial lines has been improving and expanding water infrastructure across the country. In 2017, at least 50% had access to "at least basic" water; 79% and 37% of urban and rural areas, respectively. This is a drastic improvement since the 1980s, in which less than 30% had access to basic drinking water.

Hunting and Safari Tourism

A major source of revenue and income for Molenston's many national parks are hunting and safari tourism. While hunting and safari-based tourism only make up 0.24% of Molenston's total GDP, it helps cover over 32% of Molenston's park budget. Big Game hunting permits are issued by the state and can cost upwards of 100,000 NSD per season, with greater costs associated with Ziamban's 'Big 5' Game (lion, Ziamban elephant, Cape buffalo, Ziamban leopard and rhinoceros). Rhinoceros hunting has had a 250 year moratorium in place since 1964 in order to help rebuild the near non-existent population.

Illegal hunting and poaching is a massive threat to Molenston's safari and hunting industries. These activities cost Molenston 4 million NSD a year in lost tourism revenue alone.

Culture

Holidays

Festivals

Art

Philosophy and literature

Architecture

Media and Cinema

Theatre

Sport

Cuisine

Tribes

35% - Malesti 10% - Westerners (mainly Rhodeve) 7% - Kuum 4% - Buli 3% - Bagan 3% - Domeshi 2% - Ra 2% - Mbati 1.5% - Nuduli 1% - Qafa 0.15% - Nanti 31.5% - 1. Tachelhit 2. Nama 3. San 4. Sandwe 5. Yoruba 6. Zaghawa 7. Tuto 8. Baka 9. Bala 10. Bambara 11. Basa 12. Mungo 13. Bassa 14. Beti-Pahuin 15. Biafada 16. Efik 17. Fon 18. Esan 19. Fulbe 20. Urhobo 21. Tiv 22. Wolof 23. Zarma 24. Aka 25. Chokwe 26. Elfe 27. Gbaya 28. Kanuri 29. Lingala 30. Kotoko 31. Lagwan 32. Maghamo 33. Sntoli 34. Ngamambo 35. Ovimbundu 36. Keigala 37. Sara 38. Sua 39. Zande 40. Suna 41. Agaw 42. Gurage 43. Beja 44. Bilan 45. Rashaida 46. Tigrayan 47. Uba'Tuba 48. Tiga 49. Welayta 50. Sidama 51. Saho 52. Sao 53. Urdulu 54. Kangala 55. Xutanga 56. Irdu 57. Eerdu 58. Erdo 59. Alur 60. Anuak 61. Acholi 62. Chagga 63. Basoga 64. Banyoro 65. Banti 66. Langi 67. Huta 68. Hulo 69. Chullu 70. Kalinjin 71. Kwama 72. Lugbara 73. Luo 74. Lihya 75. Makonde 76. Mabatho 77. Nuer 78. Amera 79. Shiluk 80. Sumbara 81. Nk 82. Twa 83. Nukek 84. Bemba 85. Molto 86. Bohik 87. Urr 88. Chonki 89. Mlao 90. Ri 91. Urit 92. Butl 93. Keepee 94. Urtal 95. Nus 96. Gonga 97. Wintun 98. Dongon 99. Stoni 100. Ston 101. Pathk 102. Form 103. Wuldu 104. Assambi 105. Mu 106. Shkultu 107. Sshink 108. Yeyi 109. Xoxa 110. Xhosa 111. Banereng 112. Spedi

External links

References

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