Factbook of the Oan Isles

The Republic of The Oan Isles (French: Le République d’Ilês de Oa) is a directly democratic unitary republic located in The East Pacific. It is a member nation of the World Assembly and a member of the East Pacific Organization. The country is principally located on the Oan Archipelago, however also maintains jurisdiction over the semi autonomous, Silver Islands and Fort Hope Island. The country shares maritime boundaries with Du Pont to the north and Kaiko to the north west and west.

The country’s capital is La Rochelle, in which the Treaty of La Rochelle was signed, granting the Oan Isles independence from the British Empire in 1866. The country was also signatory to the Second Treaty of La Rochelle in 1987, whereby it was part of the Isles Democratic Commonwealth, along with Du Pont and Kaiko. The Isles’ Democratic Commonwealth was dissolved in 2010, after 23 years of unity. The Isles Democratic Commonwealth Repeal Act was passed whereby the political institutions of the Isles Democratic Commonwealth were dismantled. The Republic of the Oan Isles Act was passed whereby new institutions were established or old ones were reasserted and provisions were set forth for similar legislation on institutional formation and so forth in the future.

The country maintains an area of 870,345 square kilometres. A further jurisdiction over 1,2 million square kilometres of the sea was maintained concurrently with the United States of America as part of the UN sanctioned, Joint Maritime Jurisdiction Agreement until October 2014. The Joint Maritime Jurisdiction Agreement was repealed and the Maritime Jurisdiction Act was passed, thereby asserting exclusive Oan jurisdiction over the territory assigned previously to both countries.

The country has progressive socioeconomic policies and governmental systems, unique to it. It combines socialist and capitalist ideologies (demonstrated by its free trade and export driven economy as well as universal health care and public education). Between 1834 and 1960, the country underwent transformation from an agricultural to an industrial economy. Concerns over environmental damage (such as the the destruction of rainforests, mining and overfishing) led to rapid shift to tertiary industries

The country’s name is derived from the word “oa” which meant heaven in the language spoken by the country’s largest historic political entity: the ancient Oan Empire, which existed between 5000 BCE and 1000BCE. Following the country’s colonization by the French and British in the 1650’s, the country was divided into two colonial entities, collectively known as the New Pacific Colonies. The War for the New Pacific Colonies was fought between the French and British between 1734 and 1744, the outcome of which was the British annexation of the French held territories in the archipelago. They were thus named the Rock Islands succeeding the Treaty of Heavenly City in 1745. In 1866 (when the country received its independence) the islands were then proclaimed to be the Oan Isles and have retained that name ever since

Pre History

The Oan Archipelago, Silver Islands and Fort Hope Island were formed by the northward movement of a hot spot approximately 12 million years ago.

The first hominids appeared approximately 50,000 years ago. They were humans, most probably Paleo-Polynesians set adrift on the South Eastern Pacific Trade Winds. Archeologists have discovered stone tools, those used for gathering, fishing and hunting, leading anthropologists to believe they were hunter-gatherers who consolidated their diet with fish and other marine food.

Tablets containing Amyositanian cuneiform, tools, utensils and so forth were found which told the story of the interaction between and the change undergone by these tribes.

Between 4000 BCE and 5000 BCE, island nations began to interact, traversing distances between New Caledonia and Hawaii. The trade led to the rise of the Oan Empire, an off shoot from the Amyositanian civilization. The country derives its name from this empire. They shared cultural similarities with the Aztecs, Mayans and Incas. It is believed that these three groups along with the Amyositanians may have interacted extensively. The Oans are believed to have sacrificed humans just as the Incas and other South and Central American did. The civilization was driven by the near deity of their rulers.

As a result of pestilence, epidemics, isolation and a loss of fishing, hunting and farming territory in battle, the Oan Empire gradually waned. Social, economic and political institutions were significantly altered and their collective influence dwindled.

A number of alliances were formed between kingdoms. Years of conflict, interaction and development resulted in the consistent modification of territories and social, economic and political dynamics. The Kingdoms of Oa, Io and Oune were established and had contrasting if not contradicting views about the Europeans.

War of the New Pacific Colonies

The first European, André Pont Mousse, is said to have arrived on the 3rd of August, 1650. Spanish, French, Dutch and British settlers began to arrive, shortly thereafter, in hordes.

The Kingdoms of Io, Oa and Oune either entered into war or alliance or trade with the Europeans. A number of wars were fought and defeats and victories were attributed to many different factors.

Familiarity with the landscape and adaptation with the climatic conditions led to Oan victories in the Frontier Wars. Advanced weapons led to victories for the Europeans. Internal conflicts led to the bitter and violent annexation of these flailing Kingdoms by Britain and France whereby territories were divided.

The conflicts culminated in the War of the New Pacific Colonies. It was fought between 1734 and 1744. The Dutch, Spaniards, Germans etc. either chose between the French and British or left altogether.

In that time, Oans were not made slaves even though African slaves were brought in and cities were built, the most prominent being La Rochelle. Racial segregation was created and measures aimed at dividing the natives were undertaken.

The British are credited with sourcing topographic and geological information about most of the islands, particularly George Welles, Sir Crayton Loydon and Sir Rupert Dell. They used this knowledge to defeat the French at the most decisive battle in the war: The Battle of La Rochelle.

Post War

The most dramatic social, political, economic and technological changes happened after war. The British were free to plunder the resources of the country as they saw fit, but it was not until 1834 that industry would change. Developments made by Alexander Graham-Bell, Sir James Watts etc. in Europe arrived rather late to the Oan Isles. Metallurgical and technological advancements led to a revolution in industry.

This economic approach and the Oans and Africans recognising their importance in the economy, led them to protest for an end to racially oriented oppression and better living standards. They were met with fierce opposition from the government. The protests escalated, leaving hundreds upon hundreds dead. The Empires resources were however so stretched that the island’s administration could not pay for new weapons. The Oans and Africans also organized themselves into a united rebellion. The empire could not risk another civil war thus in 1866, they were granted independence.

The Rebellion was expected to be hostile however all predictions were disproved thus large amounts of Europeans remained, curtailing a brain drain as was common in many countries.

World Wars

Although Britain and France (its former colonizers) were significant belligerents in the First World War, The Oan Isles did not participate. Its sheer geographical isolation was more than sufficient to stop nations altogether from attempting to consolidate their territory with it.

The Second World War proved more disastrous. The Empire of Japan (Adolf Hitler’s allies) began attacking Pacific Islands. The Oan Isles’ technological development and large population allowed it to hold out far longer than other Pacific nations however it faired worse than others. The Oan Isles did not request military assistance but remained neutral. This proved to the country’s disadvantage, leading the Japanese to occupy the country from 1940 to 1942, during which time approximately 3,2 million people were killed.

The country’s government (as it was under Japanese Control) was forced to express diplomatic support for the Japanese. The Oan Isles’ Government however secretly requested American assistance and provided the Americans with intelligence and protected their spies when they were in the country. In 1943, President Roosevelt sent American soldiers to train a liberation army: the Duma a Oa (Soldiers of Heaven). The DaO engaged in guerilla warfare and sabotage until it launched a full on battle that ousted the Japanese in 1944.


The country was still undergoing an industrial revolution. In the 1960’s the severe effects of reckless industrialism were felt. As a result, the country became one of the first to adopt policies aimed at promoting tertiary industries and ultimately espousing modernization. The country experienced an economic boom though by the 1970’s it gradually declined.

Although the country was thankful for the American support it received in the 1940’s, it wanted nothing to do with the largely American-Soviet Cold War. It stated that it would dictate its own domestic policies which left it rather isolated economically.

In 1987, the country signed the Second Treaty of La Rochelle, uniting with Du Pont and Kaiko to form a confederation (in which it had the most sway, as the biggest member). It must be noted that the established polity chose this not the people. Separatists justified their demands and actions on the actions of a polity their declared was illegitimate. Socioeconomic difference and argument were evident however it was not until the Du Pont Civil War that the alliance fragmented. From 2002 to 2006, the anti-IDC Du Pont Liberation Front and the government clashed. The result was the deaths of 78,000 people. The IDC Armed Forces withdrew in 2006 when three quarters of the rebels were imprisoned or killed, the rest surrendered. Referenda were held and it was decided that the Isles’ Democratic Commonwealth (IDC) would be dissolved.

Ever since, the country has maintained a vigorous presence in international community. It has developed economically; with one of the largest and fastest growing economies in the world.


The Oan Isles, Fort Hope Island and the Silver Islands were formed by the northward movement of a hotspot approximately 12 million years ago. Their proximity to major fault lines – conjunctions between tectonic plates – has influenced their evolution since then.

The Oan Isles has an area of approximately 850,000km² and a maritime jurisdiction of approximately 1,2 million km². Its maritime jurisdiction was jointly held with the United States of America, as a result of the Joint Maritime Jurisdiction Agreement. A repeal thereof led to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Oan Isles.

The Oan Isles have an aggregate height-above-sea-level of 1,200m the highest point being Heaven Mountain (4,000m above sea level) on Heavenly Isle. The coastline has a debatable length however the most accurate approximations have approximated its length to be 75,120km. Even though the country has an extensive coastline and maintains sovereignty (albeit joint) over a large area of the East Pacific (the region in which it is located), it is a medium-sized country therein.

The Oan Isles are described as a beaded string of islands bearing south from the Equator. Its most northern island, Redemption Isle, is located on the Equator while its southernmost, Crystal Isle, is located near the Antarctic. As a result, the Oan Isles have diverse biomes, animals and plants differing from one island to the other.

The country is divided into 3 sections. The northern section, the “Equatorial Isles”, is tropical. The middle section, the “Central Isles”, is subtropical. The southern section, the “Southern Isles”, is continental. The climates and biology that determine the classification of the aforementioned are discussed later.

Climate of the Oan Isles

The Oan Isles have diverse climates. As discussed above, the islands descend toward the Antarctic from the Equator and, as a consequence, have diverse climatic and biological zones. All of the islands are situated in the same time zone (+12 GMT), have the same seasons and their proximity to tectonic junctions is constant.

There are four seasons. Summer ranges from December to February, Autumn ranges from March to May, Winter ranges from June to August and Spring ranges from September to November.

Summers are characteristically hot and wet. In the Equatorial Isles, Summer is hot and rainy. Temperatures average between 34°C to 40°C. In the Central Isles, Summer is slightly cooler and its rains less tumultuous. Temperatures range between 30°C and 38°C. In the Continental Isles, Summer is warm and wet. Temperatures range between 26°C and 36°C. It can be discerned that temperatures cool the more southerly a climatic region is. Moreover the height of the land results in a cooler climate, atypical of countries in the East Pacific or near the Equator, such as Australia.

The Cyclone and the coinciding Monsoon seasons stretch between January and February. Cyclones are revolving winds spanning immense lengths (from several hundred kilometres), whose formation is caused by the warming of the sea. These storms carry thousands of litres of water. Monsoons are heavy rains which can cause flooding. Rainfall lessens as it moves south ward however the aggregate rainfall is 120cm during Summer.

Winter is a dramatic contrast both from Summer and between the climatic zones. In Equatorial Isles, Winter is characteristically hot and drier than Summer, although not altogether dry.In the Central Isles, Winter is mild and drier than in Summer. In the Southern Islands, the Winters are cold and dark although there is seldom any snow. The Monsoons also start earlier here because accumulated nimbus clouds and the sudden change in temperature to Spring and Summer, lead to the “bursting” thereof.

Wind, rain and heat are ever-present forces that are common to all types of Climatic Zones, induce change and create conditions conducive for unique animal and plant and fungal life to form.

Biology of the Oan Isles

The Oan Isles have a diverse assortment and exciting myriad of animal, fungal and plant species. The isolated position and lack of interaction with the biology from other parts of the world, has led to the unique evolution of the Oan Isles’ biodiversity. The three climatic zones have further created difference between different species from one island to the other.

The national animal is the Spix’s Macaw and the national plant is the white orchid. Both are rare and indigenous. Foreign animals particularly rats caused disease among human and animal alike. However it is the seas that have borne the heaviest blow.

Global warming is causing the increase of cyclones. Cyclones destroy coral reefs. Coral reefs are quintessential for the livelihood of many fish and marine wildlife. They provide food and shelter. The large species of marine animals, such as a the Bluefin Tuna and dolphins, inhabit the country’s waters. Large shoals of fish, such as those formed by sardines and hake, exist in the south. Whales breed in the south too. A recent ruling of the International Court of Justice has illegalised excessive fishing and whaling by the Japanese, a cause fought for by the Sea Shepherds etc.

The Equatorial Isles and Central Isles are lush and wet and their soils are rich. Both are densely forested by tropical rainforests. Invading plant species have not had the same impact as those in South Africa and Australia. Instead of consuming scarce water resources as in the latter two, alien species, particularly parasites like vine plants (morning glories and figs) can spread disease or disturb the natural growth of native plants. The Southern Islands are characterised by their evergreen coniferous forests having dense concentrations of cycads, pine trees etc.

As a result of the 1960 Green Revolution and Industrial Revolution, deforestation became a major problem. Food demand required felling of large areas of forest, the healthy soil encourage a ruthlessness among farmers of its exploitation and industrialization required the sourcing of metals and minerals to supply heavy industry. A consciousness of the long term effects (a loss of biodiversity, pollution etc.) led to a movement from secondary and primary industry but to tertiary industries.

Religion in the Oan Isles

Under the Freedom Charter, all people in the Oan Isles have freedom of conscience. People have the right to believe in anything they so desire and practice their faith through the religion of their choice (Religion in the Oan Isles). However the right to dignity, life, and protection from discrimination, forbid discrimination and bias, uncommon in the Oan Isles, and also religious practices that are detrimental to the security of the state and sovereignty of the person such as “Satanism”.

The Oan Isles are religiously diverse. It came about through a long period trade and settlement. Amyositanian pantheism in combination with ancestral worship was introduced upon colonization and espoused and established upon institutionalization in some thousand years BC. European colonization introduced monotheistic Christianity and subsequent victories over natives led to an usurpation of the interrelated religious, social and political structures thereof. In contrast, trade with Arabians led to the introduction of monotheistic Islam. The introduction of African slaves led to a process whereby different forms of ancestral worship etc. were introduced.

The are 90% Christians (consequently the national religion), 2.26% Muslims, 2.4% Buddhists, 2.12% people who practice ancestral worship etc. and 3.22% other. Most Oans practice a mixture of Christianity and ancestral worship. Religious scholars have called this ludicrous however Jumu Uyaya, a prominent leader of a native denomination argued: “I am not construed by the conventions of European culture. I am Christian, yes, but, I am Oan. It is in my cultural beliefs that He [God] is most apparent to me”. Most argument on the matter has dissolved as a result.

The Government of the Oan Isles is founded largely or at least most importantly upon Christian values. The following best articulates the aforementioned: "Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God and those that have exist have been instituted by God… [T]he one that is in authority… is God’s servant for your good (Romans 13:1,3,4). The republican democracy gains legitimacy through the consent of the governed thus their leaders are appointed by and accountable to them and the power is divided to provide a check against the “sinful tendency of all human beings to abuse power” (ESV Study Bible, 2007, P.2551).

Ethnicities and Languages of the Oan Isles

The Oan Isles is correspondingly has enormous ethnic and linguistic diverse. Although the official languages are French, English and Oan, there are many more such as Arabic, Swahili etc. English is the most common because of its extensive use in commerce and interethnic communication.

The Europeans brought with them many languages however English and French became dominant. The control the British and French had both cemented these languages and the extent of the influence of their respective nations is expressed by the degree to which both are spoken (English: 32%; French: 20%). Oan is the most spoken language, spoken by 38% of Oans. All literate Oans can communicate in some form in English.

Africans arrived during the 17th Century. West and East Africans were brought in as slaves for the European colonialists. Their cultures have fused forever to that of the Oan and European colonialists’ descendants.

Prior to 2014, racial statistics were taken during censuses. The Equal Rights for Ethnic Groups Act (whereby ethnic groups had equal status) forbade the government from espousing or even asking about race. Race dynamics have played a significant role in the interaction of people, but in 2014 the National Social Council declared asking about race to be “irrelevant”. In the 2010 census there were 34.67% Whites, 25.33% Blacks, 38.56% Indigenous Oans and 1.44% other.

There are conflicting reasons as to why Indigenous Oans are not classified as black. Some academics believe that it was the supremacist views of the Oans above other race groups. A prominent leader called Europeans “a moral impediment” and Blacks “unfortunate and fallen”. This preconceived declaration can be attributed to the high technological advances of the Oans compared to most sub-Saharan African nations. Obviously this notion is disputed.

Some academics ascribed differences between Blacks and Indigenous Oans which they purport prevented Oan enslavement. A prominent White official in the colonial government said, “They [Indigenous Oans] are of higher race” than blacks. However this is also disputed. As a result of these confusions and the tenuous relationship they created between racial groups and the lack of scientific evidence to support either notion, the government declared race to be “irrelevant”. They did, however, go on to say that cultural diversity and, more importantly, understanding are “wonderful”.

Constitution of the Oan Isles

The Constitution of the Oan Isles remains true to the the constitutional principles of the country which colonised it: that of the United Kingdom. It is not a single document however a collection of documents and an accumulation of tradition and precedents and conventions.
The Constitution is regarded as the highest law of the nation. It prescribes the relationship between, the people and government. This implies the obligations and privileges, powers and responsibilities of the people and of the government.

As stated above the Constitution and the political principles of a government for and by the people, was founded on Christian teaching combined with progressive thought. This Constitution draws on the inspiration of the Swiss (direct democracy), the British (parliamentary democracy), the Romans (a collegial government) etc., and on an evolution of Christian biblical understanding (See "Religion in the Oan Isles)

There are two layers of laws and three types of laws: first laws (constitute the constitution) and second laws (simple legislation and policy). This creates a semi codified constitution rather than one founded solely upon tradition as in The UK.

Executive and Legislative of the Oan Isles

There is a unity of power between the executive and legislature. The National Legislature is the unicameral legislature of the Oan Isles. It is elected through party list proportional representation. It elects from among itself members to councils, competent over specific areas of policy, to direct the Civil Service.

The Civil Service is composed of agencies and organizations which implement law. The government mandate is characterised by its allocation of autonomy to subordinate agencies creating a government so efficient and efficacious that it no longer had the need for a head of state or government.

The National Legislature exercises the sovereign will of the people because it represents them. A variety of political factions exist therein, representing a wide spectrum of political views. The Pan African Liberation front is the largest political faction in the legislature and one of the oldest parties in the world. It was founded in the 1860s to liberate African slaves and Oans from British oppression. It does not possess a single social or political ideology. It represents a wide spectrum of economic, social and political views. It has been attractive to many as a result and has dominated national politics ever since the country’s political institutions were established.

The Oan Isles has one of the largest and fastest growing economies in the world. A low corruption rate, abundant natural resources and well educated and innovative population have been attributed to the country’s economic success.

The most dramatic change in economic planning and investment focus, which led to the success experienced today, happened in the latter half of the 18th century and in the latter half of the 20th century. The unscrupulous exploitation of natural resources and the introduction of technological innovations created conditions conducive to rapid industrialism. A shift from primary and secondary industries to tertiary industries occurred as a result of environmental damage (rainforest felling, river pollution etc.).

The policies of the government have often been characterised by its encouragement and protection of domestic business, its shared participation with the private sector and its stringent regulations on the primary and secondary sectors. 96% of Gross Domestic Product and of employment are provided by the public sector even though only 11.4% of the government’s expenditure is on industry.

The country uses the Oan Dollar as its national currency that has its value weighted to a basket of currencies and natural resources. The value of the Universal Standard Dollar and the Oan Dollar are approximately the same. The Bank of the Oan Isles is responsible for issuing currency, raising funds and regulating the banking system. The Oan Dollar was dramatically devalued to both encourage export of Oan goods whilst easing the financial burden on households. This can be self evident in the success of the economy.

The majority of incomes are produced domestically as a result of policies aimed at encouraging local businesses. There are a number of tariffs imposed on imported goods however a selection of countries are afforded fewer barriers and a number of Free Trade Zones were established. These are characterised by fewer taxes and rates and enhanced infrastructure.

Although foreign immigration was encouraged after the second world war to expand industries, the trend has reversed as domestic production has been emphasised by the current government. Education is the largest expenditure of the government and the economic growth and innovation are often characterised to it.

There are a number of labour unions, courts and commissions responsible for the protection of labourers. Rights to compensation, leave etc. are established in the Labour Relations Act, Liberties Act etc. whereby employees are protected from exploitation which was a major characteristic of the early industrial revolution. There is a low unemployment rate.

• 26 October 2014 – The Joint Maritime Jurisdiction Agreement expired and the Maritime Jurisdiction Act was passed. The 1.2 million km² surrounding the Oan Isles were once under joint jurisdiction with the United States of America now that right rests exclusvely with the Republic of the Oan Isles.
• 24 August 2014 – An Oan embassy was established in Auzkhia
• 16 August 2014 – The Oan Isles was admitted into the International Anti Terrorism Alliance
• 8 August 2014 – An Oan embassy was established in Adab
• 27 June 2014 – An Oan embassy was established in New Euthenia
• 17 June 2014 – An Oan embassy was established in Diadochia

The politics of the Oan Isles take place in the framework of a sovereign unitary semi direct democratic republic. Through colonization and foreign interaction, the government inherited various systems and characteristics thereof.

The Constitution of the Oan Isles is not a single document. It is an amalgam of writings elevated through referenda, another system taken from the Swiss. There is no single head of state nor head of government because of the belief that the systems and institutions are so efficient they felt one wasn’t necessary, a step closer to the removal of the government altogether.

There are numerous areas where the nation deviates from those found in others. There is no division between the legislature and the executive and the judiciary is the most powerful government body. Some decisions have to be made by referenda and normal people can introduce legislation and propose referenda.

The State of the Oan Isles

The State is a body of elected and appointed officials who execute and generally create law. It is constituted of the civil service, various public corporations, the National Legislature and the subsidiary National Councils.

The National Legislature is elected through a unique combination of single member constituencies and party list proportional representation. The country is divided into 300 electoral districts who each receive one seat. Both the party and the member are elected. This prevents the member from changing to different political factions nor the party from dismissing the member based on political manipulation.

The criterion of the members are restrictive. A candidate must have property of a certain value, residence and a citizenship of a certain duration and a tertiary education qualification of a certain level.

The National Legislature elects the members of the various National Councils from among itself or from experts. A certain number of citizens or a member can propose a list of people to serve in the council. The criterion and assessment processes are more rigorous.

The National Legislature ratifies treaties, passes, amends and repeals legislation (excluding first laws), passes the budget and formulate National Councils.

A citizen can propose a law, an amendment to the constitution or a change in administrative jurisdiction if they acquire a certain number of signatures and if a certain number of people attend a referendum.

National Councils are responsible for forming legislation, supervising the operation and creation of subordinate committees and issuing decrees which explain how the laws are to be executed or how temporary deployments etc. are to be undertaken.

The impeachment of officers can only be undertaken after criminal proceedings which indicate a misdemeanour or felony. This is to prevent political manipulation.

Judiciary of the Oan Isles

The judiciary of The Oan Isles is the Supreme Judicial Council. A combination of civil and common law is used. The Supreme Judicial Council can create and disband tribunals and courts, conduct investigations, interpret the constitution and laws and pass case laws which act as the supreme interpretation on that. Changes to the members of the SJC cannot be decided by referenda to ensure the impartiality of decision making.

The Supreme Judicial Council is obligated to facilitate for the justice of the people. Therefore it must hold trials, conduct investigations and review its decisions upon request of the claimant. The Supreme Judicial Council delegate law enforcement to the Oan Military Police, trials to the Local Justice Council and appeals to the SJC Appellate Committees.

The incarceration system was heavily influenced by the ideas of Jonathan Dunes. Dunes exclaimed, “Why should criminals have free accommodation and food? Let them work!” Criminals are made to work in farms or to build and maintain public infrastructure. The justification thereof is that it is cheaper and makes integrating criminals into society substantially easier.

Politics of the Oan Isles

The political atmosphere of the Oan Isles is largely regarded as stable. This is attributed to the continual peaceful transition of governments through democratic elections and the consistency in the ratios of the domination of political factions in elections.

The political atmosphere is a reflection of the racial, religious and ethnic and economic systems and situation of the country. For instance, the government attributes the character of its institutions to Christian values. Although the most significant historical influence on modern politics is colonization.

Through French and British colonization many of the institutions and basic principles of the country were established. The idea of a constitution, separation of government and a common-civil law system were brought in through colonization. It is the repression of the black and Oan people that shaped politics rather than government.

The Oan and black slaves were heavily and cruelly repressed by the colonial government. The introduction of various technologies led to the collective realization of the necessity to remove the grip of the colonists. There were widespread protests which became difficult for the government to repress because of the advanced coordination and lengths the rebellion was willing to go. The Pan African Liberation Army was a paramilitary and guerilla organization of the Pan African Liberation Front which led sabotage, protests, boycotts, procuring resource for paramilitary engagement etc.

The success of the revolution is regarded as a precursor and model. Firstly there was only one rebel organization. It received support from a large segment of the population. Its leaders understood the need to legitimize the movement through foreign and local support. It received the former from France, who attempted to weaken the British through indirect support of the PALF. It understood the need to collect, comprehensively analyse and expediently act on intelligence. They were criticized for various other acts such as violent engagement however they achieved their goals.

They liberated the black and Oan people from political repression. By garnering French support, they had a better platform from which to project. Anti European sentiment was not promoted thereby retaining many skilled professionals who were mostly white. There were no affirmative action policies thereby forcing innovation and no ideology oriented policies. In fact Iyana Ese-Ulua said, “Communism, capitalism? It doesn’t matter whatever works”.

Today the Pan African Liberation Front is the largest political party in the Oan Isles because its policy scope and themes are so vast although generally consistent. There is no rigid centralized leadership. Various organizations such as trade unions, NGOs etc. work with, under and within the PALF thereby expanding its support. Most other parties are special interest groups which don’t have anywhere near this party’s scope: 289 seats in the 2010 legislature.