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Motto: Kia Kaha
Anthem: E Ihowā Atua
|Recognised national languages||Maori, Anglic, Mutli Languages|
|Ethnic groups||Maori 80.6%, Arthuristan 10.1%, Other 9.7%|
|Government||Absolute Federal Monarchy|
• Māori Kīngi
|Tama III Onekawa|
• 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 six smaller states referred to as Iwi, with all of them together forming Ngāti Onekawa-Nukanoa. 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 Onekawa.
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 Maori 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 Maori 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 Maori 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 Maori lifestyle. Whilst archaeological evidence shows that Maori mainly had a Hunter-Gather lifestyle that was largely nomadic, over the centuries of Pulaui interaction Maori began to adapt to a more settled agricultural lifestyle with trade. The earliest Maori 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
Ngati Onekawa-Nukanoa is a Absolute Federal Monarchy composed of a federation of six component states with a strong centralised authority. The Executive Head of State is the Maori Kingi and the Head of Government is the Pirimia.
Ngati Onekawa-Nukanoa has two distinct levels of government. The primary level is the Federal Parliament, from which the Federal Government is compromised. Federal Parliament has 151 members which are voted on completely separately from the secondary or iwi level of government and dicuss, debate and produce legislation that effects all iwi and whose law overrides laws issued at iwi level. All legislation passed by Federal Parliament is then issued final approval by the Maori Kingi. Due to the position of the Maori Kingi they are able to introduce and approve their own legislation within referring to parliament. Due to parliamentary convention the Maori Kingi has rarely exercised this power, but there have been numerous occasions where the Maori Kingi has introduced legislation for it to be debated in Federal Parliament.
The Iwi level of government is secondary level, and is the level of government and parliamentary bodies that each iwi has that are completely separate from each other. They have broad powers to legislate on a range of issues. This includes subjects such as taxation, infrastructure projects and their own welfare programs. Several areas are prohibited and the iwi can't legislate on them and these are education, criminal law, foreign affairs and military issues.
Te Ope Manuka o Onekawa-Nukanoa (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 of Te Ope Manuka o Onekawa-Nukanoa who typically delegates almost all aspects of this role to the Pirimia and their chosen Minister of Defence.
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.