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The Rongzhuo-Zahedan Axis is an unofficial term for the political, diplomatic, cultural, economic, military and historical relations between the Union of Nautasian Irfanic Republics (and its predecessor state the Union of Khazestan-Pasdan) and Xiaodong, which has been used to different degrees in different times in history. Although both Nautasia and Xiaodong have close relationships with many other nations, the level of cooperation between them in economic activity, trade and commerce, military planning and cooperation, commercial and military technology, and intelligence sharing has been described as "unparalleled" among regional powers. This relationship has grown dramatically under the respective leaderships of Nautasia's Evren Volkan and Xiaodong's Yuan Xiannian.
- 1 Comparison
- 2 Personal relationships
- 2.1 Sattari-Lu (1934-1938)
- 2.2 X-Lu (1938-1945)
- 2.3 X-Ma (1945-1950)
- 2.4 Alizadeh-Ma (1950-1954)
- 2.5 Alizadeh-Li (1954-1956)
- 2.6 Mortazavi-Li (1956-1963)
- 2.7 Soltani-Li (1963-1967)
- 2.8 Soltani-Lu (1967-1970)
- 2.9 Ali Ghaddar-Lu (1970-1972)
- 2.10 Ali Ghaddar-Sun (1972-1978)
- 2.11 Jahandar-Sun (1978-1984)
- 2.12 Jahandar-Qian (1984-1990)
- 2.13 Mubarak-Yang (1990-1995)
- 2.14 Nassiri-Yang (1995-1997)
- 2.15 Nassiri-Han (1997-2000)
- 2.16 Roshani-Han (2000-2005)
- 2.17 Roshani-Yuan (2005-2010)
- 2.18 Jahani-Yuan (2010-2015)
- 2.19 Volkan-Yuan (2015-present)
|Coat of Arms|
|Largest city||Estanban – 18,557,230||Rongzhuo – 20,028,482|
|Government||Sattarist federal parliamentary republic||National Principlist dominant-party state|
|First leader||Mahrdad Ali Sattari||Lu Keqian|
|Current leader(s)||State President Evren Volkan||State Chairman Yuan Xiannian|
|Current Vice Leaders(s)||First Minister Farzad Akbari||First Minister Xi Yao-tong|
|Governing political party||N/A||Xiaodong Regeneration Society|
|Main religions||81.72% Asha Irfan
17.01% Hasawi Irfan
15.3% Salvationist Sects
|Ethnic groups||Non-official estimates||67.4% Xiaodongese|
|GDP (nominal)||$949.193 billion||$402.426 billion|
|GDP (nominal) per capita||$7,455||$2,906|
|GDP (PPP)||$1,528 billion||$1,202 billion|
|GDP (PPP) per capita||$12,002||$8,685|
|Real GDP growth rate||7.1% (2016)||TBA|
|Military expenditure||$52.515 billion||$34.858 billion|
|Labour force||49.275 million||TBA|
Ali Ghaddar-Lu (1970-1972)
Ali Ghaddar-Sun (1972-1978)
According to commentators and analysts, the Axis has seen its greatest improvements and strengthening under Evren Volkan and Yuan Xiannian. The two are said to have a very good relationship personally speaking; while this is also shared between Farzad Akbari and Xi Yao-tong; the respective prime ministers. Through their efforts, the two have signed numerous trade and cultural agreements, including permanent student exchanges; an oil-for-coal agreement, arms deals and joint-declarations on seeking a new world order, that would end a top-heavy system and make sovereign nations equal. Both have expressed anti-globalist attitudes individually and together, while they see their partnership as key for offering leadership to the developing world.
During his first visit as State Chairman to Zahedan, Yuan said that:
"In Nautasia we have a friend, ally, mentor and student. In our mutual relationship we have much to share, much to learn and much to teach. We compliment one another in various areas and this is something, I and State President Volkan intend to utilise for the mutual benefit of both our nations. We have in our hands, the finest friendship in the world, one that is built solely on win-win, never zero-sum. We shall be shining examples to the developing world."
In the Summer of 2017, the Xiaodongese became the most vocal supporters for the Union's position with regards to the Second Nautasian Crisis, while the Union government made strident efforts to support Xiaodong's economy, through direct-investment, lucrative energy deals, as well as the modernisation of the Xiaodongese Defence Forces, which included the sale of heavy bombers, anti-ship missiles, two Mazdavand-class frigates and the deployment of 300 advisers to help train the XDF in counter-insurgency and counter-terrorism. That summer, State President Volkan declared:
"The Rongzhuo-Zahedan Axis is now cemented in the world's international relations, we have our closest and dearest ally on the up, and that pleases us. We want a strong, wealthy and stable Xiaodong, because they deserve to be and Borea needs it. We, in the Union, remain committed to ensuring such a Xiaodong exists, we will do all possible, we will provide all asked for. Friends look out for one another and that is what we shall do."
It is said, that Volkan and Yuan speak on the phone at least once a week, for personal and professional reasons. They regularly discuss domestic happenings and exchange views and ideas on international events.
In 2018, State President Volkan expressed his personal desire to see Xiaodong's lost territories returned, telling Tasnim News, "when Xiaodong returns to its natural state, we can all relax because through that, a secure Borea emerges."