The Khanate of Bianjie (Bianjie: Bianjie gurun, Indralan: 邊界汗國 Biānjiè Hànguó), also known as Teoitan (, Teoitan gurun) or the Caltropic Lakes, is a sovereign state located on the continent of Dovani, bordering Statrica to the north-west, Utembo to the south-west, Midway to the east, and the Carina Sea to the north.
A country with a long colonial history, Bianjie was initially colonized by Sekowo in the 25th century, being transformed into the Federal Commonwealth State of Teoitan. In 2874, Teoitan was sold to Luthori, remaining under Luthori rule until it was ceded to Indrala as a result of the Luthori-Indralan War. It remained an Indralan colony until its decolonisation on October 5, 3775
Government and politics Edit
Bianjie is an absolute monarchy with all public authority vested in the Khan. The Khan presides over a Supreme Committee of Ministers which functions as the country's cabinet. Administration is split along separate military and civilian bureaucracies and the Bianjin banner system plays an important role in administrative organisation.
Ruling Dynasty Edit
The ruling Dorgon Clan (officially the Great Dorgon) is one of the most ancient monarchies in Terra and has ruled the country in some capacity since the 23rd century. During the lengthy colonial era, it often acknowledged the suzerainty of the Sekowan and later on, Indralan emperors. Bianjie practices an agnatic form of royal succession where the Khan nominates an heir from the next generation (usually sons or nephews) who's revealed upon the Khan's demise..
Bianjie has no legislature in the common sense of the word. The Khan's Edicts are drafted by a body known as the Board of Royal Edicts. This 125 member body drafts, debates, amends and considers the proposed edicts.
The country's judiciary is run by the Board of Punishments. The Board supervises all judicial officials and can make recommendations to the Khan on which rulings to uphold or strike down. It is composed of 15 members who are appointed by the Khan.
The Six Banners serve as the Bianjin national army. Each Banner consists of ten battalions. Aerial equipment is also attacked to the Banners. The Six Banners are organised in an exceedingly complex manner with the historical influence of Dorgon's Six Generals in the War of Unification in the 23rd century, remaining the primary influence. Tribal, regional and clan origins factor strongly in the organisation and promotion process.
The Bianjin economy is poorly developed and almost entirely dominated by agriculture, raiding and slavery. The two latter activities have been suppressed in recent years but remain a considerable part of the national economy. The Khanate has been accused of operating as a crime cartel and encouraging and organising criminal activities within and across its national borders.