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Motto: Kia Kaha
Anthem: E Ihowā Atua
|Recognised national languages||Raji, Mutli, Anglic|
|Ethnic groups||Onekawan 65.6%, Pulaui 12.3%, Mzanzi 7.5%,|
|Government||Absolute Federal Monarchy|
• Māori Kīngi
|Toa II Nukanoa|
• Treaty of Takutaiwhero
|1,074,528 km2 (414,878 sq mi)|
• 2018 estimate
• 2015 census
|57.7/km2 (149.4/sq mi)|
• Per capita
Ngāti Onekawa-Nukanoa is a large, federal absolute monarchy located at the far eastern edge of Malaio with the Karaihe Sea to its north and the Vespanion and Makrian Oceans to its south and east. Compromised predominately of a large section of land on mainland Malaio, it also controls several small islands and most notably the very large island of Motunui to its immediate north. Ngāti Onekawa-Nukanoa's capital city is Takutaiwhero, whilst the most populated city is Peeti-makau-rau.
As a federal absolute monarchy, Ngāti Onekawa-Nukanoa is composed of five smaller states referred to as Iwi. Formed from the Treaty of Takutaiwhero (1896) following several wars between the major Iwi of the time and colonial conflicts against Arthurista. The signing of the Treaty established the first Maori Kingi Peeti I Nukanoa.
Ngāti Onekawa-Nukanoa ranks as one of the most developed states in Malaio, boasting not only strong economic performance but also ranks highly in regards to several factors important quality of life factors including education, healthcare and its economic freedoms. There is a keen awareness of the value of the environment and the perceived role of people as guardians of this resource and has led to the development of extensive environmental impact legislation and conservation policies.
Ngāti Onekawa-Nukanoa is a founding member of the Association of Malaio Ozeros Nations and has significantly been involved with several of the organisations most significant initiatives. Most notably in the form of the Trans-Malaio Rail system developed in the 90s that now connects all member nations in the form of high speed passenger rail.
- 1 History
- 2 Geography
- 3 Politics and Government
- 4 Economy
- 5 Demographics
The Tahamaja Period
The Tahamaja period in Ngati Onekawa-Nukanoa is considered the first significant long-term interaction of Onekawan tribes beyond their own kin, but actual hard historical evidence from Ngati Onekawa-Nukanoa during this time is exceedingly rare and is mainly constructed from oral histories, historical records kept in Pulau Keramat and the recovery of archaeological evidence. Historical evidence in Pulau Keramat is extensive and has allowed the reconstruction of several significant events. This has seen the first settlement in Ngati Onekawa-Nukanoa established in 832.
This first settlement established on the northeast coast of Motunui seems to have only been a temporary settlement, with archaeological evidence present at the site indicating that it lasted no longer than couple of years. But whilst this was the first settle in Ngati Onekawa-Nukanoa and only temporary it was rapidly followed by a series of come-an-go settlements along much of the northern and western shores of modern Ngati Onekawa-Nukano. By 900 there were records of some three dozen settlements of varying size and these small docks + village combinations served to act as points of contact with local Onekawan tribes or Iwi. Because of the wide spread settlement and the fact that there were dozens of different tribes during this period the relationships that were brought about varied widely.
The first recorded hostile interaction occured shortly after the establishment of XX in 1838. The settlement there was wiped out by the local iwi within the first months of colonization, as by the time the next ship arrived there was nothing left of the settlement beyond burnt foundation stumps and the remains of a makeshift dock. This was just the first in a series of hostile contacts that occured in this early establishment period of the Tahamaja presence in the area. Records and oral histories document more than a dozen overly hostile contacts during this period, leading to the elimination of a dozen of settlements.
Relations between the indigenous Onekawan and the visiting Pulaui warmed significantly by 900, and whilst areas that the Tahamaja had settled and then been eliminated from were generally ignored afterwards, settlements that saw friendly interaction with local iwi become more long term and quickly established trading relationships.
A key feature during this period is a general shift in Onekawan lifestyle. Whilst archaeological evidence shows that Onekawan mainly had a Hunter-Gather lifestyle that was largely nomadic, over the centuries of Pulaui interaction Onekawan began to adapt to a more settled agricultural lifestyle with trade. The earliest Onekawan settlements start appearing in the early 920's and only began become mroe developed from there. This occured much faster by tribes that neighboured these Pulaui outposts, especially those that were friendly. Those who were initally hostile maintained the Hunter-Gatherer lifestyle for much longer and the final definite records of these type of Iwi occur in the as late as the late 1090s/early 1100s.
Politics and Government
Ngāti Onekawa-Nukanoa is a Absolute Federal Monarchy composed of a federation of five component Iwi states whose modern structure arose from the 1983 Onekawan Reforms and which was a development of the reforms following the Onekawan Civil War of 1925.
All executive, legislative and judiciary power in Ngāti Onekawa-Nukanoa is ultimately derived from the authority and legitimacy of the Māori Kīngi (Anglic: All-King) , who delegates their authority to the various government bodies and administrative divisions to facilitate the function of the state. The Māori Kīngi acts as the Head of State and de jure Head of Government of Ngāti Onekawa-Nukanoa, as well as the Ariki Putakari (Paramount Chief of Battle) of the Onekawa-Nukanoa Armed Forces.
Ngāti Onekawa-Nukanoa is a unicameral federal state who primary federal legislative body is the Māori Rūnanga (All-Council). With 500 members split between 260 democratically elected representatives and 240 aristocratic representatives selected by their Iwi to represent their interests which is split equally between the them. Originally an even split, increasing globalisation and protest movements in favour of democracy throughout the 1970s and early 1980s pressured and resulted in the Māori Rūnanga being split in favour of democratically elected representatives. The Māori Rūnanga formulates, debates and passes law which has support of 251 or more members with final approval of the Māori Kīngi and takes supremacy over Iwi legislation. It is from here that the de facto Head of Government, known as the Pirimia (Prime Minister), is chosen and the government is formed.
Each democratically elected member of the Māori Rūnanga serves a term of five years, whilst Iwi representatives are lifetime appointments unless recalled or they willingly resign.
The five component Iwi that compose Ngāti Onekawa-Nukanoa are each ruled, by the ultimate authority of the Māori Kīngi, by an Ariki (High Chieftain) as the primary Iwi executive and the Iwi Rūnanga (Iwi Council) as their legislature, acting like the primary federal government in miniature. Beyond these requirements, Iwi have significant leeway in how to govern their domains, with authority to legislate on nearly all matters, except those specifically withheld by the Māori Kīngi such as foreign affairs, transportation and healthcare.
Te Ope Manuka o Onekawa-Nukanoa (Anglic:Onekawa-Nukanoa Armed Forces) is the military force of Ngati Onekawa-Nukanoa and consists of three services, Te Taua Roera o Onekawa-Nukanoa (Royal Onekawa-Nukanoa Army), Te Tauarangi Roera o Onekawa-Nukanoa (Royal Onekawa-Nukanoa Air Force) and Te Taua Moana Roera o Onekawa-Nukanoa (Royal Onekawa-Nukanoa Navy) all these are typically shortned in common use to Te Taua, Te Tauarangi and Te Taua Moana respectively. The Maori Kingi serves as Commander-in-Chief as the Ariki Putakari of Te Ope Manuka o Onekawa-Nukanoa who typically delegates almost all aspects of this role to the Pirimia and their chosen Minita Putakari.
With a cultural warrior ethos present since long before the Treaty of Takutaiwhero, Te Ope Manuka o Onekawa-Nukanoa is an all-volunteer force and has a current strength of 171,000 active military personnel with an additional 41,000 who serve as a part-time reserve force.
Ngati Onekawa-Nukanoa energy sector is still largely dependent on imported fossil fuel generators, principally coal (37%) and natural gas (19%). Since 19XX/20XX and spurred by agreements in the Association of Malaio Ozeros Nations renewable energy as a source of power generation has risen sharply as a result of "Pūngao Onekawa-Nukanoa" project, a multi-decade plan to eventually convert Ngati Onekawa-Nukanoa to a 96% clean electrical grid by 2032.
Pūngao Onekawa-Nukanoa has been billions of tara funneled towards the development of these renewable energy sources, and due to Ngati Onekawa-Nukanoa geographic considerations there has been a particular focus on geothermal (21%) and hydroelectric sources (14%) with secondary wind (4%) and solar (2%) plants in locations that seem favourable. This has seen a nearly tenfold increase in renewable energy generation since the start of the project.