Bazgaristan also called Xsampa and formally the Democratic Republic of Bazgaristan (Bazgari: Jumhūri-ye Dimukrātī-ye Bazgaristan; Indralan: 阿富汗民主共和国; tr. Bazuhan mínzhǔ gònghéguó) is a nation located on the southern portion of Dovani. It is bordered by Hanzen to the north, Kimlien to the west and Medina to the east.
Bazgaristan was contested for a majority of its history by the various Indralan states, the Asli Sultanate and the more modern Vascanian Empire. For most of its modern history Xsampa was known as New Mordusia as a result of colonization by Mordusia.
The country was known as the Kingdom of Xsampa since it's independence in 2290 with some attempts at republicanism but generally has remained a titular kingdom. In 4746 the country experienced what is known as the "Banner Revolution" in which the People's Democratic Party of Xsampa, a communist party came to power and declared the Democratic Republic of Xsampa.
Little is known of Xsampa's pre-modern history. It is known that the territory was inhabited by settled tribes along the coast, possibly related to other tribes in Kimlien. These tribes are known to have traded with the Asli Sultanate, with the Empire of Gao-Soto, and with the Beyis Republics in Indrala during the Middle Ages. With this trade came foreign influences, and the Zenshō variety of Daenism was introduced around the 12th century. Around 1436, the territory was, for the first time, unified under High King Limbia, who officially adopted Aurora as a religion for his kingdom. The Kingdom of Xsampa lasted until 2290, when it collapsed due to civil warfare, and the loss of authority of the High King.
Xsampa, officially known as the United Kingdom of Utembo is a nation located on the southern part of the continent of Dovani, bordering the Kingdom of Hanzen to the North, the Republic of Medina to the East,and the Kingdom of Kimlien to the West. Xsampa gained her independence in 3355, following the Southern Hemisphere War. History Pre-colonial (-2475) Little is known of Xsampa's pre-modern history. It is known that the territory was inhabited by settled tribes along the coast, possibly related to other tribes in Kimlien. These tribes are known to have traded with the Asli Sultanate, with the Empire of Gao-Soto, and with the Beyis Republics in Indrala during the Middle Ages. With this trade came foreign influences, and the Zenshō variety of Daenism was introduced around the 12th century. Around 1436, the territory was, for the first time, unified under High King Limbia, who officially adopted Aurora as a religion for his kingdom. The Kingdom of Xsampa lasted until 2290, when it collapsed due to civil warfare, and the loss of authority of the High King.
Government and politicsEdit
Xsampa is officially a democratic republic, however in actuality it is a communist one-party state controlled by the People's Democratic Party of Xsampa, the sole legal political party within the country.
Underneath the Constitution of the Democratic Republic of Xsampa the head of state and head of government is the Chairman of the Council of Ministers. The Chairman of the Council of Ministers holds the simultaneous position as General-Secretary of the People's Democratic Party of Xsampa. The Vice Chairman of the Council of Ministers serves an important role in the government and simultaneously holds the role of Deputy General-Secretary of the People's Democratic Party. The PDP combines the leadership of the party with the leadership of the state as a whole.
The Council of Ministers is the government of the Democratic Republic of Xsampa and serves as the "cabinet" of the country. A significant portion of the members of the Council of Ministers are members of the Central Committee of the People's Democratic Party and a smaller number members of the Political Bureau (Politburo) of the Central Committee, the power center of the Central Committee.
The Council of Ministers is comprised of the following offices:
- Ministry of National Defense
- Ministry of State Security
- Ministry of the Interior
- Ministry of Foreign Affairs
- Ministry of Justice
- Ministry of Economics and Finance
- Ministry of Religious and Tribal Affairs
- Ministry of Planning and Public Works
- Ministry of Industry and Development
- Ministry of Food and Agriculture
- Ministry of Information and Communications
- Ministry of Public Health
The legislative branch of the Democratic Republic of Xsampa is the Legislature of Xsampa is the People's Council. The current session of the People's Council was largely selected ad hoc across the country by members of the People's Democratic Party organization. The current session of the People's Council has roughly 1,209 deputies. The People's Council is lead by the Presidium of the People's Council which in turn is lead by the Chairman of the People's Council, the "speaker" for the People's Council.
Bazgaristan is divided into 9 Provinces each with an appointed Governor.
- Kahmandi Province (contains the capital of Kahmandi)
- Qubarabad Province
- Takhghez Province
- Gawgazi Province
- Lonpatan Province
- Eshrangi Province
- Danlakhak Province
- Kalaran Province
- Nasmandi Province
Kingdom of XsampaEdit
Under previous governments Xsampa was a constitutional monarchy in which the Desi was the head of state and the Sikyong was the head of government. The country's legislature was the Xsampan Parliament and it was composed of two chambers: a Spiritual Assembly and a Legislative Assembly.
Military and law enforcementEdit
The Bazgari Liberation Army (BLA) is comprised of the Bazgari Liberation Army Ground Force (BLAGF), the Bazgari Liberation Army Air Force (BLAAF) and the Bazgari Liberation Army Navy (BLAN). The Ministry of National Defense plays a pivotal role in the leadership of the armed forces of Bazgaristan. Unlike other countries the Minister of National Defense simultaneously holds the role of Chief of the General Staff, the day to day operator of the military. All important decisions are funneled through the Minister of National Defense and the Chief of the General Staff. The General Staff is comprised of several departments related to the military leadership of the armed forces as whole.
The Bazgari Liberation Army is comprised mostly of older Trigunian and Indralan designs that were left over from various wars, conflicts and arms deals to support the former Kingdom of Xsampa. The majority of equipment is in a pitiful state of disrepair and cannot be properly used. The BLAGF does however have a significant reserve of older tanks, apcs and small arms making them a capable force if properly organized and disciplined.
The Ministry of the Interior and the Ministry of State Security are responsible for covering both domestic and foreign intelligence. The Ministry of the Interior is charged largely with general police services through the country, the Interior Ministry is responsible for the management of the Bazgari National Police (BNP) and the Bazgari Civil Order Police (BZCOP). The Bazgari National Police are the largest police force in the country and they are responsible for a majority of the police work. The Bazgari Civil Order Police are higher paid and better trained, they are largely stationed in major cities throughout the country.
The Ministry of State Security is primarily responsible for the State Intelligence Agency (Bazgari: Khadamat-e Aetla'at-e Dawlati) often called KHAD. Officially they are the domestic and foreign intelligence agency of the nation but are suspected of being the secret police of the country.
Demographics and cultureEdit
The Bazgari are the native population of Bazgaristan and have for a long time been considered to be a "rebellious" people that cannot be ruled from the Asli Sultanate to other empires, such as the Indralan colonial empires. The largest subset of the Bazgari are the Malang, nomadic and very tribal people who abide by a number of pagan-type religions and have often come into conflict with the "civilized Bazgari".
The largest minority group are the Xsampans, though they are native Gao-Showa people they have had a bitter history with their home country of Yingdala mostly over religious beliefs and have generally used the Bazgari people to keep a barrier between them and the Yingdalan influence. The second largest are the Medinan's whose country borders Bazgaristan.
- Bazgari (based on Afghani's) - 74% (est. 8,949,241)
- Malang (based on tribal/nomadic Afghani's) - 20% (est. 1,789,848)
- Xsampan (based on Chinese with Middle Eastern influences) - 12% (est. 1,451,228)
- Medinan (based on Pakistani's) - 10% (est. 1,209,357)
- Other (notably Vascanian's) - 4% (est. 483,742)
A large portion of the Bazgari and Medinan are considered to be practicing Ahmadist who are largely Israist whereas the Malang practice a number of pagan-type and mystic religions, some have taken up the practice of Daenism. A significant majority of the Xsampan's, the ethnic Gao-Showans practice Daenism in some form.