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==Politics==
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==Geography and climate==
Bahia is a federal parliamentary absolute monarchy, with executive power resting in the Sultan, which is by turn dominant over the cabinet, and legislative power in both the government and the National Assembly.
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[[File:Bahia Map.png|thumb|left|Detailed map of Bahia]]
[[File:Echo.png|200px|thumb|Sultan & Prime Minister Echohue]]
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Bahia is located in southeastern Epsilon, on the northwestern side of the Coral Sea. The nation comprises about half of the Wagtail Subcontinent, a massive, mostly dry landmass south of Kanto. Surrounded by ocean in the southeast and land in the northwest, it has a large landmass that is mostly contained within the mainland, with an assortment of islands, the largest being Caledonia and Kish, comprising the rest of the nation's land area.
[[File:Sesese9.png|200px|thumb|Deputy Prime Minister sesese9]]
 
===Governance===
 
The Sultan, currently {{u|Echohue}}, is the prominent figure in Bahian politics; the head of state and commander-in-chief. The Sultan exercises their executive power assisted by their appointee, the Deputy Prime Minister, currently {{u|sesese9}}. The Supreme Secretariat (cabinet) is responsible to and presided over by the Sultan.
 
The judicial system consists of courts of first instance, a High Court of Appeal, and a Supreme Court. The Chamber of Deputies is the country's legislature, consisting of 35 members elected every four years. Although unicameral, the Constitution provides for the creation of a Senate.
 
The last election was held on 22 February 2019. Bahia has a dominant-party system, with the People's Party (PPB) controlling the legislature and the executive systems since its foundation in 1979. Opposition parties are allowed under the constitution, but have been cracked down upon in recent years.
 
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|+'''Administration'''
 
!Head Secretariat
 
!Sub-Secretariat
 
|-
 
| rowspan="3" |Supreme Secretariat<br>'''{{u|Echohue}}'''<br>'''{{u|sesese9}}'''||Armed Forces
 
|-
 
|Sub-Secretariat of Information
 
|-
 
|Sub-Secretariat of Justice and Law Enforcement
 
|-
 
| rowspan="6" |Interior Secretariat<br>'''{{u|daltdisneyland}}'''||Department of Transport
 
|-
 
|Department of the Environment
 
|-
 
|Department of Parks & Recreation
 
|-
 
|Department of Customs and Border Protection
 
|-
 
|Department of Education
 
|-
 
|Department of Foreign Affairs
 
|}
 
===Foreign Relations===
 
Foreign relations of Bahia are managed by the Bahia Department of Foreign Affairs. Relations with most countries are amiable, and the republic is a founding member of [[Montego]] and the [[Zeta Republic]].
 
===Military===
 
The Bahian Armed Forces include the Bahian National Army, which consists of the Navy, the Air Force, and the Bahia Ground Forces. Bahia spent over $113 billion annually on its military as of 2019.
 
===Administrative Divisions===
 
Bahia is partitioned into thirteen administrative provinces, with the city of Sunshine Coast being independent from any province.
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
|+Provinces of Bahia
 
|-
 
!Province
 
!Population (2019)
 
!Capital
 
|-
 
|'''[[Northern Province]]'''
 
|662,928
 
|[[Walvis Bay]]
 
|-
 
|'''[[Sahel Province]]'''
 
|2,119,872
 
|Sahelia
 
|-
 
|'''[[Alta Mesa Province]]'''
 
|951,281
 
|[[Alta Mesa]]
 
|-
 
|'''[[Torres Province]]'''
 
|4,188,298
 
|[[Torres River]]
 
|-
 
|'''[[Sunshine Coast]]'''
 
|12,918,442
 
|[[Sunshine Coast]]
 
|-
 
|'''Western Province'''
 
|1,248,178
 
|[[Wooridge]]
 
|-
 
|'''Singlwurst Province'''
 
|1,687,981
 
|[[Singlwurst]]
 
|-
 
|'''Jade Coast North Province'''
 
|3,882,019
 
|Tangletree
 
|-
 
|'''Jade Coast Province'''
 
|8,019,288
 
|Tarkenton
 
|-
 
|'''Coral Sea Province'''
 
|1,009,287
 
|Palmeras Grises
 
|-
 
|'''East Kish Province'''
 
|3,282,199
 
|Kish
 
|-
 
|'''West Kish Province'''
 
|1,783,284
 
|Bandar Abbas
 
|-
 
|'''Caledonia Province'''
 
|2,198,882
 
|Valley City
 
|}
 
  
==Geography==
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Bahia itself is a volcanic plateau that was formed approximately 95 million years ago after separating from the mainland of Gamma, creating the Equinox Ocean. Much of the nation's east coast is mountainous and contains multiple fault lines due to the compression of tectonic plates as the entire landmass moves to the east.  
[[File:Bahia.png|thumb]]
 
  
 
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Topographically, much of the western region of the country is flat, with the exception of some large plateaus which dot the savannah landscape. The undulating Northern Alps in the north-eastern corner of the nation contain most of the highest peaks in the country, and reach high enough to have year-round snowfall. The mountains of Jagappa National Park are renowned for their extremely steep cliffs and landforms, with multiple high mountains, although due to this region's location in the central desert belt the mountains generally do not get snow. The nation's highest point is the volcanic Cerro Tronador, in Nahuel Huapi National Park, north of Torres River.
Bahia is situated in Southern Epsilon between Lake Thanos and Wagtail Lake. It lies between latitudes 0° and 16°N and longitudes 154° and 162°E.
 
 
 
The nation's coastline stretches over a kilometer, with terrain consisting mainly of plateau, plains and highlands. The central and southern area of the country is marked by high plateaus and deep valleys, whereas the northern part of the country is mostly flat with a few high massifs.
 
 
 
Bahia's highest mountain is Cerro Tronador, on the Alta Mesa plateau. There are multiple large, flat plateaus which protrude from the southern plains, with the highest being Alta Mesa.
 
 
 
Most of Bahia is a tropical savannah, with the northern 1/4th composed of the Danakil Desert.
 
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[[File:SahulSavannah.png|200px]]
 
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===Climate===
 
===Climate===
[[File:Bahia Koppen Climate Map.png|250px|right|thumb|Bahia Koppen Climate Map.
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Bahia has a varied climate due to its location across the tropical and temperate zones. Rainfall patterns very greatly across the country, with the northern and southern regions of the country receiving relatively high rainfall, whereas the center belt of the country is dry due to the subtropical desert belt. Average annual temperatures range from roughly 3°C in the Northern Alps to 26°C on the island of Kish, whilst historical maxima and minima are 53.3°C at Desertside, Parrigo and -24°C at Mount Yuwack in the Northern Alps.
<small>{{legend|#FE9695|Cold desert climate}}</small>
 
<small>{{legend|#FF6700|Semi-arid climate}}</small>
 
<small>{{legend|#F10000|Arid climate}}</small>
 
<small>{{legend|#C6C700|Warm-summer Mediterranean climate}}</small>
 
<small>{{legend|#96FF96|Humid subtropical climate}}</small>
 
<small>{{legend|#63C764|Subtropical highland climate}}</small>
 
<small>{{legend|#0000FE|Tropical rainforest climate}}</small>
 
<small>{{legend|#0077FF|Tropical monsoon climate}}</small>
 
<small>{{legend|#46A9FA|Tropical savanna climate}}</small>]]
 
Bahia's climate is significantly warmer and has far less seasonal variation than the MRT average. The northern section of the country is home to the Danakil Desert, which reaches extremely high temperatures during the day and fairly low temperatures at night. The center of the country is home to the Central Savannahs, which are host to scorching hot and humid weather. The Alta Mesa Plateau is home to cold forests and frequent snow, capped by glaciers in the Sierra Blanca. The other plateaus in the middle of the country have a humid subtropical climate, with pleasant, warm to cool temperatures year round. The southern part of the country is equatorial.
 
  
[[Category:States]]
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[[File:San Rafael Valley National Park.png|thumb|left|The Danakil Desert, one of Bahia's two main deserts]]

Latest revision as of 05:00, 27 March 2020

Republic of Bahia
Flag of Sunshine Coast.png
Information
Anthem
My Bahia

Capital Pretoria
Largest City Sunshine Coast
Languages English, Spanish, Malay, Arabic
Demonym(s) Bahian
Government Federal parliamentary absolute monarchy.
President: Echohue
Vice President: sesese9
Area Total 3.2 km2
Water(%) 13.3
Population 2018 Estimate 53,951,939
Density 37.2/km2
GDP Total $2.723 trillion
Per Capita $39,201
Gini 40.0
medium
HDI 0.784
high
Currency Bahia Dollar
Time Zone CCT +10.5
Driving Side Right

Bahia (officially the Republic of Bahia) is an large country situated on the northwest coast of the Coral Sea. It comprises the Bahian mainland, the islands of Caledonia and Kish, and multiple other small islands. A volcanic region that was formed around 112 million years ago, Bahia's long geographical isolation and harsh environment led it to develop an array of unique animal and plant life found nowhere else.

Bahia was first inhabited approximately 15,000 to 20,000 years ago during a time when the region was far wetter then it is today. The many indigenous groups present-day Bahia descended from these first people. After discovery by explorers from the Gamma region in the early 17th century, the nation was first settled by pioneers from the center of the world in 1794. In 1822, Mojanger settlers founded the city of Mojangsburg across the Bay of Thanos from Sunshine Coast, and the Gauteng today is one of the largest Mojanger communities in the world. Today, its 53.9 million inhabitants are mostly composed of Gammans and Mojangers, along with a sizable immigrant population and small pockets of indigenous minorities.

Bahia is a developed country that ranks highly in most key health, educational and economic indicators. Legislative authority is vested within an elected, bicameral legislature, whilst executive power is exercised by the President. Bahia is divided into twelve provinces, two local territories with limited autonomy, and two external territories. Bahia is the founding member of Montego, one of the founding members of Epsilon, and the headquarters of many multinational corporations, functioning as the economic hub of the Southeast region of the world.

Name and etymology

The name Bahia is a Spanish term literally meaning "bay", named after the Bay of Thanos, one of the world's largest bays. Most places in the nation are named in either English, Spanish, Afrikaans, or any one of various indigenous languages.

History

Indigenous inhabitation

Bahia was first inhabited around 15,000 to 20,000 years ago during the a wetter period, when Indigenous peoples from the north traversed large stretches of rainforest to reach the Bahian region. They initially led a hunter-gatherer existence, but later developed horticultural and aquacultural practices along with weaponry and sophisticated social hierarchies. Numerous clans formed that competed against each other for land, water sources and crops, often leading to brutal fighting and, in some instances, genocide of entire clans. Storytelling was developed through carvings, rock paintings and oral traditions.

Gamman settlement

In 1779, explorers from the Gamma region of the world set their eyes upon Bahia for the first time. The first explorers reported a fertile land, abundant with natural resources and safe harbours. The region was heavily inhabited by indigenous people, and the first settlers decided to build a fort on Singlwurst Island, which was protected on all sides by the Bay of Thanos. This first fort soon grew into a small city, and a hub of the southwestern region. Singlwurst became an important port for spices and natural resources from the surrounding region, and it was declared the capital of the Colony of Bahia in 1803.

Sunshine Coast region in 1879

Growth and Expansion

In 1853, a party of Mojangers founded the city of Mojangsburg on the eastern shore of the bay, and soon the city of Mojangsburg grew to surpass Singlwurst as the region's largest city. Mojanger culture began to dominate the region, and Mojangsburg became the capital of the nation of Gauteng. Gauteng became the dominant force in the region as its strategic location on the mainland and ready access to the Gauteng Plain made transport of agricultural goods easy and plentiful. In 1880, overcrowding on the island of Singlwurst led to a migration of English speaking people to the western coast of the Bay of Thanos, founding the city of Sunshine Coast. Sunshine Coast's location on a sheltered bay led to it becoming a far larger port then Mojangsburg, and soon the city was the largest hub of the region.

In 1894, after over a decade and a half of economic stagnation, Gauteng agreed to enter into the Republic of Bahia, becoming the nation's third province. In order to stay neutral, a new capital city was plotted to the east of Mojangsburg. The inland city, which was named Pretoria, grew to become a large hub in its own right, with its wide streets and impressive buildings. Later that decade, the nation expanded its borders to encompass the entire shore of Lake Thanos, and annexed multiple territories to the north and in the Coral Sea.

Early 20th century

During the early 20th century, the nation continued to industrialize, and with the discovery of oil north of Torres River in 1929, an oil boom took place that led to rapid development on the north coast of the Bay of Thanos. By this point, Sunshine Coast had grown to be the largest city in the entire world outside of Gamma, and was a major trading hub and port for ships travelling through the Coral Sea. Much of Bahia's economy had came to be based on its large banking systems, and the Sunshine Coast Stock Exchange became the largest in the world by 1933. Not all was great during the industrial revolution however, as working conditions in the nation's factories were absolutely abysmal. In 1939, workers in factories across the country revolted, and the central government called in the military to quell the factory rebellion, which led to the deaths of over 2,000 workers. This event, referred to as the Massacres of 1939, led to mass rioting during an already economically unstable time, and soon the nation's stock markets crashed into a large depression. The depression dramatically worsened conditions, and in 1946, the Worker's Party of Bahia took control of the government and declared the nation a socialist state.

Sunshine Coast skyline in 1971

People's Republic of Bahia

During the middle of the century, Bahia reinvented itself as a powerful player in world politics, becoming the premier purveyor of socialist ideologies across the world. During the height of the nation's reign, it had overthrown the governments of multiple states around the world, and established puppet governments, the most notable of which was Deadbush, one of the world's largest cities and the homeland of the Mojangers who had also established Mojangsburg in Bahia proper.

By the early 1980s, a process of liberalisation led to the nation releasing its grip on many of its colonial possessions, and privatization of many corporations. The turn to capitalism slowly rolled on until 1991, when the Worker's Party was dissolved, and the nation was renamed to the Republic of Bahia. The massive infrastructure developed during the socialist period was put to use to create new advanced technologies, and soon the nation became one of the world's largest hubs for technology and manufacturing.

Contemporary History

At the turn of the millenia, Bahia had become a world superpower, with a strong economy and far-reaching military. Bahia today is a cosmopolitan and diverse nation characterised by its very high quality of life and stable government. Its Gross Domestic Product (PPP) per capita ranks highly at US$39,201 (2020), with its economy driven primarily by agriculture services, and natural resources. Its egalitarian ethos is underpinned by free healthcare and education for all citizens and permanent residents, whilst same-sex marriage was legalised in 2014. 26% of its population is foreign-born, highlighting its firm political and social commitment to multiculturalism, even though "turnback" refugee policies in the form of Operation Deterrance continue to attract criticism.

Sunshine Coast skyline in 2020

Geography and climate

File:Bahia Map.png
Detailed map of Bahia

Bahia is located in southeastern Epsilon, on the northwestern side of the Coral Sea. The nation comprises about half of the Wagtail Subcontinent, a massive, mostly dry landmass south of Kanto. Surrounded by ocean in the southeast and land in the northwest, it has a large landmass that is mostly contained within the mainland, with an assortment of islands, the largest being Caledonia and Kish, comprising the rest of the nation's land area.

Bahia itself is a volcanic plateau that was formed approximately 95 million years ago after separating from the mainland of Gamma, creating the Equinox Ocean. Much of the nation's east coast is mountainous and contains multiple fault lines due to the compression of tectonic plates as the entire landmass moves to the east.

Topographically, much of the western region of the country is flat, with the exception of some large plateaus which dot the savannah landscape. The undulating Northern Alps in the north-eastern corner of the nation contain most of the highest peaks in the country, and reach high enough to have year-round snowfall. The mountains of Jagappa National Park are renowned for their extremely steep cliffs and landforms, with multiple high mountains, although due to this region's location in the central desert belt the mountains generally do not get snow. The nation's highest point is the volcanic Cerro Tronador, in Nahuel Huapi National Park, north of Torres River.

Climate

Bahia has a varied climate due to its location across the tropical and temperate zones. Rainfall patterns very greatly across the country, with the northern and southern regions of the country receiving relatively high rainfall, whereas the center belt of the country is dry due to the subtropical desert belt. Average annual temperatures range from roughly 3°C in the Northern Alps to 26°C on the island of Kish, whilst historical maxima and minima are 53.3°C at Desertside, Parrigo and -24°C at Mount Yuwack in the Northern Alps.

The Danakil Desert, one of Bahia's two main deserts