Republic of Qubdi
Map of Qubdi
|Recognised regional languages|
|Government||Unitary Presidential Republic|
|Rami Yacoub Ghali|
• Prime Minister
• Aroman province
|GDP (nominal)||2019 estimate|
• Per capita
|Currency||Qubdian Nomisma (NQu)|
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(1st paragraph. Name. Location. Borders. Approx population and size. Capital city.)
The Republic of Qubdi is a country in Europa on Eurth. Much of it is located in the Amutian Desert, almost landlocked, except for a small coast in the west. Clockwise it is bordered by Euandria to the north, Red Iberos in the southeast, Bashan and Suverina to the west. The country has a population of 203 million. The national capital is Taqdir and the largest city is Naucratis.
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Qubdi is a republic since the Triumphant Transformation in 1962 when king Lahm Bin Ajeen abdicated.
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The Aroman name for Qubdi, Kýptos (Γυπτος), comes from the Classical Adapton Occidental Aroman name ku-pi-ti-jo. This Adapton form is likely from Middle Qubdian kꜣ ptḥ, meaning "the kꜣ of Ptah". The god Ptah was worshipped at a temple complex near Taqdir. The Anglish name Qubdi is also derived from the Classical Aroman "ku-pi-ti-yo". Compare this to the Hakkadian "ku-up-ta-aḫ". In Sahrabic it is known as "qubṭī" or "قبط" ("qubṭ"). In Oharic the name is Gubita ("mound").
Qubdi is a fascinating land with a long and rich history.
- Prehistory — Migrations from Azania into Amutia. First traces of human activity.
- 10,000-4000 BCE — The Amutian desert experiences a 'green period' where the landscape was lush, green, and fertile. Evidence of this can be found in archaeological remains and pollen data.
- 6000 BCE — Settlement of the Fiaru River Valley begins.
- <2000s BCE — Oases in the now largely desert region played an important role as sites of settlement, trade, and watering-places.
- 1500s BCE — First mentions in the 2nd Millennium. A largely nomadic, ancient tribal confederation.
- 1300-400 BCE — Early history. Ruled by a Heqa (king). The earliest inscriptions discovered by archaeologists are the 8th and 7th centuries BCE, listing the names of kings who were victorious in battle. Described as "the most organised of the Northern Sahrabian tribes". At the peak of its power in the 6th century BCE, Qubdi controlled a vast region in Amutia.
- 0-500 CE — Contacts with Aroman Empire. Relations with Bashan. During the period of Aroman imperial rule in the region, the Qubdians exercised control over the desert areas bordering Aroma and the incense trade upon which Bashan depended. Christianity comes to Qubdi, and by the 4th century has largely displaced the native religion.
- 500-900 — (WIP. Post-Aroman period. Something to do with the Sacred Aroman Realm.)
- 880s - The rich Aroman province Aexpurtia is conquered by Qubdi during the period known as the Disorder, a period of civil war in the Aroman Empire.
- 900s CE — Brotherhood of the Cruciform Sword established in the 10th Century. Push back against Salamid invasion from then Asmeruwah. The actual reason is to control trade routes.
- 1000s — The $foreignTribe take over Qubdi, Bashan, and part of Red Iberos.
- 1019 - The Qubdi driven out of Sporsia and Euandria when Abundantiu, a former provincial governor, seizes the ancient Aexpurtian capital of Ganris after a 18 years of campaigning.
- 1100s — Emperor $foreignTribeName the 13th is regarded as the richest individual in recorded history.
- 1200s — The $foreignTribe Empire starts to decline in influence and importance.
- 1300-1700 CE — ?
- 1400s — Asmeruwah is absorbed into Qubdi.
- 1673 — First unsuccessful war against Yuropa.
- 1700s-1800s — Early modern issues.
- 1718 — The country becomes an independent Kingdom again. $nativeName becomes King and the $rulingHouse dynasty goes on to reign until 1962. However, $foreignCountry influence remains significant until the 1950s.
- 1800s — Asmeruwah highlands gain independence, with support from Yuropa.
- 1900s — Modernization. Protest against King Lahm Bin Ajeen (1930-1984). There are several revolutions, the final successful one is called the Triumphant Transformation. Republic declared and first constitution.
- 1962 — Establishment of the Republic. Constitutional referendum.
- 1963 — $nativeName is elected as first president. Next elections occur every 4 years.
- 1967 — $nativeName does not run for a second term. His VP $nativeName is elected president.
- 1971 — $nativeName is reelected.
- 1975 — $nativeName is elected president and is critical in starting a program of rapid economic reform and industrialization. These reforms don't benefit everyone equally.
- 1980s — Serious rioting in the southwest against poor economic conditions. The $minorityTribe demands more autonomy. The $minorityTribeParty wins 65% of the vote in local elections. The government declares a state of emergency and disbands the $minorityTribeParty, triggering a decade of bloody internal conflict.
- 1990s — The reformer $nativeName is elected president. His proposed constitutional changes approved in a referendum by over 90% of voters. President $nativeName begins secret negotiations with the $minorityTribeParty. The government makes a deal with $minorityTribe, promising more investment in the southwest region and greater recognition for $minorityTribeLanguage language. Thousands of members of the armed groups are pardoned. $minorityTribeLanguage is recognised as a national language. President $nativeName is reelected to a second term in a landslide poll victory.
- 2000s — Border dispute with Suverina over water rights in western territories.
- 2010s — Great Europan Collapse leads to major protests over food prices and unemployment. President $nativeName orders cuts to the price of basic consumer goods.
- 2021 — Conflict with Suverina escalates during the 2021-22 Anglian War.
Ruins of the Great Fiaru Dam, ca. 8th century BCE.
Aroman amphitheatre in $city.
(Location on Eurth. Neighbouring nations. What's the climate like? Where do most people live? Coastline of 102 km along the Amnalos Sea and 154 km along the Fiaru river delta. Highest and lowest points? How do we call that lake near Bashan? Any special natural places? What kind of animals are there?)
Qubdi consists largely of hot desert. Apart from the coasts in the west, rain is rare in Qubdi. The arid land is largely an extension of the vast Amutian desert. Temperatures are warm year-round, with low humidity and dry air. In summer, the heat can be stifling, especially away from the coast, which is partly cooled by persistent winds blowing in from the Adlantic Ocean. In the spring, weather patterns become unstable and sandstorms are common. Even the coastal Yabti Hills in the west offer little relief, in spite of being situated by the Amnalos Sea. Evaporation from that body of water is captured along Lake $placeholder and the plains of $name in Bashan.
In prehistoric times, the Qubdian desert and mountains constituted a major barrier dividing the Azanian and Occidental civilisations. The low rainfall and the extremely dry climate did not attract many settlers. It was not until the 19th century when there was interest in constructing a continuous overland route between the north and south to avoid travelling via the narrow coastlines. Qubdi benefits from one of the most fertile rivers in the world, the Fiaru. The Fiaru River connects the interior with the Amnalos Sea and Adlantic Ocean, one of the most important maritime highways. The lowland communities established trade with highland cities via rough mule trails that were used until the 1950s.
Qubdi has a coastline of 102 km along the Amnalos Sea and 154 km along the Fiaru river delta. Human habitation stands out by the presence or absence of the Fiaru River, the life force of the area. The Lower Fiaru flattens out, with the delta being one of the most silt-rich and arable places on Eurth. North of the Fiaru is a part of desert that consists of plateaus and pebbly plains. The local plant life is made up of mostly small succulents and grasses, with scatterings of date palms and Acacia trees. The western land along Lake $Placeholder is home to valuable tree groves. These produce valuable fruits, and have been relied upon since the times of the Heqa. Qubdi is also at the northern range of the wild camel, its habitat having historically extended from the Fiaru down to the Horn of Yuropa.
Major cities include:
- capital Taqdir (west)
- 2nd city is Port Naucratis is located at the mouth of the Fiaru river
- 3rd city Itjtawy is the old royal capital
- Kashromi near the old Aroman border (Qubdic: ⲕⲁϣⲣⲱⲙⲓ)
- Mistram (Qubdic: ⲙⲓⲥⲧⲣⲁⲙ)
- Rakoti Nemarqos
The political system of Qubdi is heavily influenced by the Coptic Orthodox Church and its values. The political system of Qubdi operates under a multi-party system, where several political parties compete in elections to govern the country. The parties vary in their ideologies and policies, representing a diverse range of political views and positions. The government of Qubdi operates under a unicameral legislature known as the Tajmae ("gathering"), where the elected representatives of the different parties come together to make laws and govern the country.
The head of state of Qubdi is the President, who is elected by the people in a direct election. The President serves as the chief executive of the country and represents Qubdi in the international arena. The current President of Qubdi is Rami Yacoub Ghali, who has been in office since the last election. The President is also the supreme commander of the Qubdian Armed Forces, and is responsible for ensuring the security of the country. The Prime Minister, who is appointed by the President, serves as the head of government and is responsible for the administration of the country. The Prime Minister is supported by a Cabinet of Ministers, who are responsible for different areas of government. The current Prime Minister of Qubdi is Amoun Boutros. The Prime Minister is in charge of the paramilitary security forces, including the police, and is responsible for maintaining law and order in the country. The last general election in Qubdi was held on [date], and resulted in the current President Rami Yacoub Ghali and Prime Minister Amoun Boutros coming to power. The election was conducted in a free and fair manner, with a high voter turnout. The election was held on a regular schedule and the results were accepted by all the political parties and the people of Qubdi.
In terms of service to the community, the government of Qubdi is expected to promote policies that benefit all citizens, not just a select few, with a special focus on supporting families and building strong communities. Additionally, the government of Qubdi is expected to promote moral values and virtues, such as honesty, integrity, and respect for others.Familial and community bonds are also highly valued in Qubdi, and government policies are designed to support these relationships and encourage social cohesion. The government of Qubdi also protects the religious freedom of all citizens, including the right to practice their own religion without fear of persecution.
Qubdi maintains good relations with nearly all of its neighbouring countries. It maintains bilateral trade agreements with the other Amutian states. The country's foreign policy is focussed on the economic and security benefits while maintaining territorial integrity. Qubdi and Euandria maintain a close relationship, with the two nations maintaining a military alliance, in which Euandria is often perceived by outside observers to have the junior position. Qubdi has a much more cool relationship with Sporsia, although there is a long history of conflict and Sporsia maintains a claim to the disputed western peninsula. The relationship with Suverina is tense, largely because of the separatist Suverin Unionist Workers Party, which is funded by and seeks to join with Suverina. Qubdi is a member of the Assembled Nations and an observer of the Organisation for Salamid Unity.
The Qubdian Armed Forces (QAF) include all military forces, with the President as supreme commander. The military is a conscripted force, where all males serve in the military upon reaching the age of 18. It has 868,700 active personnel, including 751,200 in the army, 44,800 in the navy, and 72,700 in the air force. There is also a reserve of 949,000 personnel. The paramilitary security forces include the police, serve under the Ministry of Interior, and report to the Prime Minister.
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The cultures of Qubdi trace back to the first settlers in this part of the Eurth, dating as far back as the Paleolithic Age. Qubdian farmers, craftsmen and merchants endured the many wars and conflicts. It also absorbed countless settlers from nearby and overseas lands. This led to Qubdi having one of the most multilayered cultures in the Amutian subcontinent.
Christianity plays a major role in contemporary Qubdian society. It connects contemporary Qubdi with the classical era of Aroman rule. Like in most of the Occidental countries north of Qubdi, the arrival of the Aroman Empire marked the beginning of a great cultural change away from the old ways and belief in the old gods. The Qubdian Church gained its own momentum, leading to one of many Christian sects in the wurld: the $Name Church, with its own liturgy. Today, Qubdi remains majority Christian. A quarter of Qubdians are Salamid, settled throughout much of the south.
- Ethnic groups: mostly Copts, with minorities from neighbouring migrants.
- Religion: largely Coptic Christian, mixed with local worship and Salamic influences.
- Language: (WIP. Qubdic as Coptic language and Coptic alphabet.) The Qubdians are among a number of North Sahrabic tribes whose interactions with Aroman tribes beginning in the 8th century BCE resulted in cultural exchanges between these two large groups. As the Sahrabic alphabet had not yet been developed, they used the Aroman alphabet to write.
- Education is aimed to be provided for free and to be in Qubdic language. But at the beginning of the republic, the teachers had to translate from the textbooks in other language to the Qubdic language.
Qubdic literature comprises a range of texts written in the final stage of the Qubdic language, written in the Aroman alphabet. These include translations of the Bible, religious hymns and prayers, and secular works like histories and biographies. This literature played a vital role in the cultural and intellectual life, and has been preserved in monasteries and churches throughout Qubdi. Art has strong Christian influence, including various mediums such as illuminated manuscripts, frescoes, and textiles. It is known for its use of vivid colours and intricate patterns, often depicting biblical scenes and figures. Music is an integral part of Qubdian liturgical life and includes hymns, psalms, and other religious songs, typically performed by a choir and accompanied by instruments like the sistrum and cymbal. Qubdian cuisine combines various regional flavours and features dishes like kushari (a popular street food made with rice), pasta, and lentils, and ful medames (a dish made with cooked and mashed fava beans). Qubdic cuisine also includes various pastries and desserts, like baklava and basbousa.
- ↑ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qedarites
- ↑ Brotherhood of the Cruciform Sword (Indiana Jones)
- ↑ OOC. These numbers are based on the % military versus population of Egypt and the Egyptian Armed Forces.