The Federated States of the Republic of Antarctica
Blood and Bone (Ohaxa: Sapa e Xapus)
Anthem: File:Hymn Of Antarctica.ogg
The Federal Republic of Antarctica highlighted in dark green.
|Official languages||English, Ohaxa|
|Ethnic groups |
|93% Antarctic Indigenous (43% Malimasayaleku, 40% Malimasapeka, 10% Malimasaaiya), 6,91% White (American, European, etc.), 0,09% Other.|
|Akar e Tan (eng: House of the Land)|
|Rebellion against foreign explorerseventually leading to independence|
• Week of Hell
|February 7th, 1917|
• Antarctics Research and Governance Agreement
13,750,000 km2 (5,310,000 sq mi)|
Not including external joint-controlled territories
• 2016 estimate
|022/km2 (57.0/sq mi) (241st)|
|GDP (nominal)||2016 estimate|
• Per capita
low · 1st
high · 52nd
Polar Dollar (AQD)|
Also known as "Southern Dollar" (AQD)
|Time zone||(AQ 1) UTC+00:00, (AQ 2) UTC+03:00, (AQ 3) UTC+05:00, (AQ 4) UTC+06:00, (AQ 5) UTC+07:00, (AQ 6) UTC+08:00, (AQ 7) UTC+10:00, (AQ 8) UTC+12:00, (AQ 9) UTC+13:00,(AQ 10) UTC−06:00, (AQ 11) UTC−04:00, (AQ 12) UTC−03:00, +Local Time Zones|
|ISO 3166 code||AQ|
The Federal Republic of Antarctica (FRA) (Ohaxa: Panaxatan), or colloquially known as Antarctica is a federal republic consisting of 11 states and 5 joint-controlled islands. At 14,000,000 km2 Antarctica is the second-largest nation by area, however, with a population of only around 3 million citizens, it is the 137th largest country by population amassing a density of 0,22 people per square kilometer. The capital and largest city is Panaxa with one million residents. Antarctica is the Earth's southernmost country and is surrounded by the Southern Ocean.
Around 3000 BC several thousands of Yaghan people migrated to the Antarctic Peninsula, likely due to encroaching enemies, where they settled. Around 980 BC the many of the Yaghan settled close to the Tour Bank as they moved south from the Antarctic Peninsula. This settlement was named Panaxa meaning snow. In 800 BC three different tribal groups emerged, Malimasayaleku which stayed relatively close to Panaxa, the Malimasapeka tribe which eventually spilled into even smaller tribes around the entire Antarctic coastline, and the Malimasaaiya tribe which wandered inland into the Transarctic Mountains and eventually adapted to a nomad lifestyle. The Malimasaaiya eventually settled in what is now Tular, in the Tularpanax valley. The Search for Terra Australis Incognita was the driving force that lead the American captain John Davis to set foot on the 7th of February 1821. According to many historians, claiming of the land was inevitable. As many explorers traveled to Antarctica the Malimasapeka tribes offered to help the explorers with navigation, using local knowledge of the land, in return for weapons, ammunition, and eventually, sovereignty. On February the 7th 1917, all of the Antarctic tribes organized and retaliated against the explorers and famously broke all flags of foreign nations poles in half, then ripped flags. Several mass shootings occurred, Woodrow Wilson condemned the acts of the militia as unnecessary. The uprising was necessary for creating the Antarctic Research and Governance Agreement. In return for the antarctic tribes' complete self-governance foreign nations could to a certain extent set up research bases wherever they felt necessary.
In 1919, on January the 1st, the Federal Republic of Antarctica was Founded. The Federal Republic of Antarctica joined the United Nations on October 30th, 6 days after the UN was founded.
History[edit | edit source]
The History of Antarctica predates to around 3000 BC when several hundreds of Yaghan people migrated to the Antarctic Peninsula where they settled, near the coast in the hunt for fish. The certain reasons for the migration are unknown, however, it is believed to be the threat from tribes further up north in Patagonia.
This tribe settled on the Tour Bank, where they established a small community presumably around 980-900 BC. This small community would later become Panaxa, a name that was first recorded in 650 BC. In 800 BC, three tribal groups began to form and take shape, the Malimasayaleku which stayed relatively close to Panaxa, the Malimasapeka tribe which eventually spilled into even smaller tribes around the entire Antarctic coastline, and the Malimasaaiya tribe which wandered inland into the Transantarctic Mountains and eventually adapted to a nomad lifestyle. The Malimasaaiya eventually settled in what is now Tular, in the Tularpanax valley.
Due to the harsh weather conditions in the Tularpanax valley, the Malimasaaiya developed bird hunting skills, however, actual hunting had most likely rarely occurred, since most birds were blown around the plateau, completely dead. Other foods include small plant dishes and fungus soup. In 700 BC the first distinct Antarctic language and writing system appeared, Ohaxa. The oldest known carved sentence was as follows: “There [are] many penguins [on] the coast of Panaxa”. The number of carvings has fluctuated over time, in 700-600 BC there were few carvings, and contained very little information, such as: “Teche owed Haxa 5 fish [and is to] payback in 3 days”. The fully developed Ohaxa language did not reach the Malimasaaiya tribe until around 200 BC, due to the distance from other tribes. The Ohaxa language did not develop into different languages, although slight differences exist between tribes. The language did change over time and some words were spelled differently relative to their respective location such as:
Malimasayaleku Ohaxa: Apoux
Malimasapeka Ohaxa: Apouxe
Malimasaaiya Ohaxa: Ahouxe
Exploration and Colonization[edit | edit source]
Explorers first reached Antarctica on the 7th of February 1821. As many explorers followed thereafter, ranging from ethnicity, the explorers met the Malimsayaleku and Malimasapeka tribes quickly. The tribes familiarized themselves with the explorers and offered help from their geographical knowledge in return for weapons and ammunition. For a century the explorers claimed the land for their respective countries. The colonization was slow, partially due to the slow shipment of resources and harsh terrain, and partially because of the Indigenous population refusal to adapt to the colonizers. Slowly the Malimasans adjusted to the colonizers and began familiarizing themselves with them.
In 1910 a young man named Ukeawayaua from Ukeawaya, Touftan started the Underground Resistance Militia. Headquartered in his newly bought house, he recruited young men and women looking to overthrow the colonizers. A local organization at first, the URA only sought to remove the colonizers from Ukeawaya, but more members from other villages and townships joined in large numbers. Soon the militia could no longer remain in Ukeawaya, for fear of being discovered by the colonizers. Their numbers had now grown to over 300 people. Ukeawayaua decided to move the Headquarters to the Akamakaarakúr peninsula. Ukeawayaua ordered the 300 men to construct a fort, using the Toufsola technique. This fort was the Fort Arakúr. When the fort had been completed the Headquarters again, this time to Fort Arakúr. Ukeawayaua orders every member of the URA to recruit at least one other member. This worked very well, and in three years the URA grew to 260 thousand members. Since this number of people was too massive to handle by a central power, the URA split up into 10 different "orders". These orders dictated their members and reported to the URA center, Ukeawayaua, and his closest supporters. As the URA grew, it could no longer hide from the colonizing forces. On June the 30th 1916 a letter from Ernest Shackleton, was received by George the fifth. In his letter, Ernest stresses that he's worried about a parade held in an unspecified village along the Antarctican coast. Less than a year later, the week of hell began. On the 7th of February 1917, Ukeawayaua ordered all members to revolt against the colonizers and explorers. During the first day 200 foreigners were murdered, and one man, the American Larry Wilson was taken captive and held hostage at Fort Arakúr. The following day, on February the 9th, the United States government received the Declaration of Antarctic Independence and the hostage note. Woodrow accepted the Independence note, but not without additional demands. First, he demanded Ukeawayaua to publicly apologize for the slaughter of American citizens, give permission to the U.S. Army to perform regular exercises in Antarctica, and to allow the U.S. to place Military bases in Antarctica. After this agreement, the Antarctican government was in a 120 million dollar debt to the U.S. government, which was to be paid before the year 1970.
Creation of the Federal Government[edit | edit source]
Ukeawayaua along with Woodrow Wilson created the Federal Government of Antarctica. The government was set up in less than a year with a similar Federal Government of the United States, a federal presidential constitutional republic. The house, Akar e Tan (eng: The house of the land), was constructed and branches of government were established. A year after the government was fully operational, the first-ever Antarctic election was held, with the winning candidate being Tukulu Eyaxna. The counting of votes took over two months and required four custom-built offroad Dixie Flyers driving from township to township.
World War II[edit | edit source]
Antarctica followed it recently adopted Walling philosophy, staying closed off to any outer countries other than, because of the Antarctic's Research and Governance Agreement, the U.S. Antarctica remained neutral until 1939, when the New Swabian expedition arrived off the shore of Apulaxa. The ship's name "MS Schwabenland" stood out to the villagers, who were used to seeing American and British ships. The mayor of Apulaxa sent a letter to Panaxa, informing of the ship's arrival. The government's linguists remarked that the ship's name was German and as such the origin of the ship could be traced to Nazi Germany, as the ship was also sailing the Swastika Flag. Nazi Germany was a known enemy to the allied forces, the federal government supported the allies.
Therefore armed forces were sent from the nearby town of Aiyauša. During nighttime the ship was approached and hijacked, all of Alfred Ritscher's crew was executed at the scene. The forces then returned to Aiyauša, the ship was transferred to Panaxa for further inspection and before dawn, both the troops and the ship was gone without the villagers knowing of the operation. The operation was held in complete secrecy until after the war so that further conflict wouldn't occur with Nazi Germany. A faked official statement was put out weeks after Operation Strangle Whale, stating that, the ship had been spotted off the coast of Pakayeška, but had then disappeared from the Pakayeška Military Radio Station radar. Two weeks later a German reconnaissance ship was sent close to Pakayeška and there was no sign of the missing ship.
Nuclear Agreement[edit | edit source]
With the rise of the cold war, the Soviet Union claimed rights to test nuclear weaponry in Antarctica. As a way to ease cold war tensions, President Huaxa Tepaxokte devised what would become the Antarctic Treaty System. The proposed agreement was signed by Dwight D. Eisenhower and Nikita Khrushchev, along with 10 other country leaders on December 1st, 1959 in Panaxa. This helped ease tensions during the cold war, which was its intended purpose.
1959–present[edit | edit source]
In 1960 President Huaxa Tepaxokte abolished the Walling philosophy that the government had followed and opened Antarctica to the international space. As trade increased, so did the advancement of technology in Antarctica. The previously near untouched indigenous villages quickly transformed modern villages with running water and electricity. Antarctican Industrialization began and several new companies were formed.
In 1961 the A1 Road Proposal was put into action and the A1 Road construction began. Since asphalt formed cracks in the cold winter months, it wasn't a viable option. Instead, the government decided to opt for sand, grain, and concrete mixture. The project was completed in 1967, at which point Antarctic freight transport increased exponentially. This lead to the infrastructure advancing in all parts of Antarctica. Oil was discovered in 1973 but was quickly regulated by the Federal Government and limitations to extraction were made, additionally, only domestic Oil companies were allowed to extract the oil. Export of iron, primarily from Werumukatular boomed in the early '80s along with the large freshwater and ice export, ventured by the Itaxsima corporation. The Federal Government profited heavily from these new industries and was able to repay the debts to the United States.
The enormous financial gain from these industrial ventures led the Federal Government to create a Universal Health System, to modernize rural villages, to improve the Antarctic road system, to increase the intake of tourists, to provide administrative capitals with large infrastructure projects, and renovate several airports, the most prevalent of which being the Panaxa International Airport combined with the increased fleet of Antarctic Airways, the national flag carrier.
In the '90s the Northern Territory was founded, along with its capital, Apulatan. Larger autonomy to the Antarctic Regions was also seen in the late '90s. New national research projects were created to learn more about the Antarctican Climate. The ski industry boomed, large ski resorts have helped rural communities economies, the skiing industry also increased the popularity of Antarctica as a tourist-friendly country.
Geography, climate, and environment[edit | edit source]
Antarctica lays in the Southern Ocean, positioned asymmetrically around the South Pole. There are several known lakes and rivers in Antarctica, the longest river being the Mukawinu and the largest lake being the Akakiltouf. Antarctica covers more than 14 million km2 making it the world's second-largest nation.
Antarctica is split in twine by the Makatular Mountain Range, geographically but not culturally, as a large part of Antarcticans settled around the coast. Still, the mountain range did have a large cultural importance, most of which is documented in Tularpanax Carvings.
About 98% of Antarctica is covered by the Antarctic Ice Sheet, which averages around 1.6 km thick. The continent contains about 90% of the world's ice and around 70% of the world's freshwater, thereby making for a large export, ice, and water. This abundance of water also gives historical context to the indigenous large consumption of water. The precipitation of Antarctica stays relatively low, with some areas of the continent likened to a "cold desert".
Ayatouf is the tallest mountain in Antarctica, located in the Werupanaxtouf Range. The continent contains many other mountains and mountain ranges, the most culturally prominent of which being Xapanatular, acting as an important religious symbol and place.
Demographics[edit | edit source]
Antarctica's population is estimated at around 3 million. The population of Antarctica since settlers arrived in 3000 BC has significantly increased, although very slowly. The original settlers are estimated to have been around 3 thousand, the population increased by about 1000 people per year.
Antarctica is highly homogenous, with around 93% of the population being indigenous, the indigenous population is often split into three groups, the Malimasayaleku who live around Panaxa, the Malimasapeka who live close to the coast around Antarctica, and the Malimasaaiya who live in the Werupanaxtouf Range.
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Since the arrival of missionaries in the 1930's Christmas has been celebrated along with the indigenous Xanixamaša.