Nation Name (long): The Republic of Saframalani
Nation Name (short): Saframalani
Motto: Peace from God to the People of Saframalani
Largest City: Safghdad
Demonym: Saframanalis (optional)
Language: Saframanali (Descendant from Asahri with the most notable difference being a different scripture)
Species: ~72% Human, ~22% Dwarves, ~3% Elves, ~3% other
Government type: (De facto) Unitary one-party republic (Nominally) Unitary parliamentary republic
Leader(s): President Muammar al-Douri
Legislature: Unicameral: National People’s Congress
Formation: 1903 (Abolishment of monarchy) 1904 (Sa’athist party rule)
Total GDP: ~770,500,000,000$
GDP per capita: ~9,309.49$
Currency: Saframalani Dinar (1 SD would be roughly 0.14$)
Calling Code: +47
ISO 3166 code: SM, SFM
Internet TLD: .sfm
The Republic of Saframalani is a nominally democratic, but de facto a one-party republic headed by the All-Saframalani National Front, also known as the Sa’athist Party, a party most notable for it’s emphasis on Saframalani nationalism, promotion of the so-called “Dourist” economic model which can be best explained as a state capitalist system with socialist characteristics.
The Saframalanis are believed to be descended from the Asahri speaking people in the West of the continent, however the exact origin of the first human settlers, who now dominate the region, isn’t entirely known and is actively being investigated. They’ve arrived in a region dominated by many smaller Dwarven domains and have largely peacefully coexisted, which eventually led to the creation of a lingua franca - the Saframalani language - which is believed to be a modification of the Asahri that has adopted local Dwarven scripture styles and their other characteristics.
Between 1700s and 1904 the nation was ruled by a human dominated, extremely oppressive and exploitative monarchist regime under which most of the population, including the human population was living below the poverty line and the rural folk were often regarded as property of the nobility. The absence of non-Human and non-Dwarven communities has been largely attributed to this period in Saframalani’s history as the old monarchist regime often utilised genocide against what they perceived as impure races. Dwarves were largely tolerated by the regime but often faced deliberate oppression and were not spared from the cruelty of the regime.
The brutal monarchy was plunged into chaos in 1902 after a group of human and dwarven revolutionaries have assassinated King Shaheed VI which, combined with a deep economic and political crisis, has led to the total collapse of the regime’s authority and began a brief civil conflict, resulting in a new Republic being established in 1903.
This new Republic, led by principles of anti-speciecism and liberalism, was unfortunately extremely unstable and this lack of stability threatened the nation with a complete fracture, which is when the revolutionary army and so called Sa’athists, one of the most dominant militant Revolutionary groups, have led a military coup overthrowing the liberal Republic in 1904 and through often criticised return to oppression has largely stabilised the state by neutralising the various opposing groups.
The first two decades of the Sa’athist movement’s rule under what was then called a Chairman of the Revolutionary Command Committee Abdel el-Saidi were characterised by oppressive and all-encompassing restructuring of Saframalani political and socioeconomic landscape, much of the old nobility has been either exiled or killed for their crimes and many people believed to be either sympathetic or simply opposed to the Sa’athist movement were often deemed as collaborators to the regime of Shaheed VI.
This has slowly started to change over the course of following decades as many reforms have been implemented with the currently existing National People’s Congress being established in 1928, serving as the country’s legislature. In 1930 the Revolutionary Command Committee has been abolished and the administration has been entirely demilitarised with the role of the President superceding the role of the Chairman of the RCC, with the new executive body being the Central Committee which is elected by the National People’s Congress. The 1930s have also been a time of economic regeneration with mass-industrialisation, a revival of sciences that were oppressed under the Kingdom and cultural reopening of the nation to the outside world. In 1932 several of the Dwarven-dominated regions as well as the Elves received autonomy status and these autonomies have been allowed to have their own representatives in the National People’s Congress as well as appoint their own regional governments.
Modern day Saframalani has grown a lot since the chaos and oppression of the early 1900s and while it is still a one-party state it is noted that since 1980 all Presidents have been limited to 2 five year terms, which have been adhered to and no violent transfer of power has taken place. This political stability allowed for rapid economic growth, which while slowed down continues to this day. The current administration under President Muammar al-Douri has been one of the more successful ones in recent memory, taking power in 2015 and currently being on it’s second term the administration has pushed for the development of domestic high-technology industrial capabilities and transforming Saframalani into a “state of prosperity”, which is a political term within the “Dourist” economic doctrine under which no people are to be below the poverty line and are to be able to enjoy free access to higher education, access to social services as well as cheap housing alongside promoting broader social mobility and reducing inequalities. Notably the current Vice-President is a Dwarf, Ali al-Hashim, the first time since the times of the Revolution that a Dwarf has held such a high status within the Republic, with many expecting him to be the successor to President al-Douri.
Despite the national motto being related to a monotheistic religion the Republic is secular. Despite the state’s secular nature religion is still very often a political issue.
At the moment the Saframalani government does not actively pursue a claim the island in the middle of the canal/strait, although it has maintained a policy of strategic ambiguity towards it, making it’s stance flexible.
Minus the island in the middle of the canal/strait