People's Republic of Adhomai

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People's Republic of Adhomai

Lead by President Njadrasanukii Hadii, the People’s Republic of Adhomai are considered the 'loyalist' faction on Adhomai and once enjoyed galactic recognition as the government of Adhomai. It claims to be the true keeper of Al’marii’s legacy. However, the PRA can be described as a Hadiist branch of Al’marii’s revolutionary ideology - that means putting the State at the top of a hierarchy of power. The PRA is a very centralized state, but in recent years has slowly been able to start making true its promises to bring revolution to the masses. With land reform, enfranchisement of women and peasantry, literacy initiatives, and the collectivization of farms and the means of production, the PRA is struggling to hold true to its radical ideals while an entrenched upper party stubbornly tries to hold onto power.

With a focus on expanding the Space Navy of Adhomai and ensuring greater prosperity for his supporters, Hadii has forced rapid modernization on the cities still in loyalist hands. The government's rule is marked by a lack of privacy, enthusiastic police and a pervasive secret police that leave privacy a nebulous concept to most Tajara. During the height of the war anyone suspected of supporting traitors or publicizing media critical of the Hadii faced harsh retribution, but these practices are becoming less pervasive as wartime zealotry fades. The PRA is often accused of making deal with crime families in major cities to help maintain peace and get a cut of the underworld's profits. In addition, the Parliament under President Hadii is criticized for being nothing more than a puppet, providing a rubber stamp to the extremely centralized office of the president. However, life under the government, while not free, can often be stable and safe when away from the conflict zones. Under the Republic, Tajara have more opportunities than they have had historically, with the Party investing heavily in its people. NanoTrasen continues to throw out large nets and bring in hundreds or even thousands of Tajara new employment opportunities in the galaxy as well as selling designs for ships and other space-faring aircraft to the People's Republic's Military. NanoTrasen is also accused of being very exploitative of Tajara laborers, but for many Tajara the company is their path to the adventure of the wider galaxy.

General

Capital: Nal’tor

Demonym: Adhomian, Republican, Hadiist

Official Language(s): Siik'Maas

Population: 3.2 billions

Economy

The People’s Republic of Adhomai uses the Credit as their main currency, with the adhomian knuckles and other local currencies being used sparsely in more remote regions.

Despite being largely rural, the People’s Republic is the faction with the most industrialized economy. While most vital industries are controlled by the government, private enterprise is still possible in the majority of the sectors, as long as the governmental permission is granted. The presence of NanoTrasen in the PRA territory is another important factor in the republican economic success, as the mega corporation offers countless opportunities to the tajaran population, besides the growth stimulated by their operations.

Towns and villages across the PRA are organized into collective farms that are worked on by an entire community. The farmers of these areas come together to form councils that act as a manager to oversee the work and harvest for that season, and to send reports and requests to the central government in Nal’tor. Nal’tor gathers all of the information provided by the farming councils - and all other economic data - and processes them through an older generation Artificial Intelligence purchased from the Republic of Biesel in 2459.

The government sends out directives for the villages to all grow different crops and offer equipment like tractors or government workers to help build new irrigation canals or roads. The farmer councils then negotiate with the government and can get compromises so that they are not simply forced to do something by the Party. They also do not compete with other regions. There is always a diverse yield produced every season, and rural communities enjoy democratic self-management. Profits from collective farms are distributed among the entire community. With no entrenched elite or corporate executives, and only needing to pay to fill the gas tanks of loaned farm equipment or vehicles, rural Tajara tend to live comfortably when they are insulated from the war. However, the simple life, while it may be fulfilling to many, leads other Tajara with a yearning to achieve more in life, or escape the rigid conservative life on the farm, to filter into the cities and then into space to find adventure in the greater galaxy.

Several welfare programs exists in Republican states. A common sight in the cities are communal apartment complexes with no rent, allowing the poorest urban dwellers to have a residency when they are unable to pay their pills. The life inside of those accommodations is devoid of luxuries, as they are built with low cost materials and can house many families at once.

Additional information: Adhomai Economy

Culture

The Republican government seeks to create a single monolithic culture for the tajaran species under the ideological vision of Hadiism. The suppression of the ethnic caste system installed by the previous noble rule is one of the goals of the People’s Republic, that has been reached with little success, as such divisions are still deeply entrenched in the tajaran people. The republican culture places a large emphasis on the importance of the collective over the individual interest, with each tajara being seeing as a piece in the machinery of the tajaran society. PRA citizens are educated in the importance of preserving their union and how factionalism is dangerous to their own species.

Deviation from the established expectations can result in ostracization by the population and government. Regional identities and other alternatives trends are suppressed, deemed as subversive. Due to such, zhan communities are often persecuted by the authorities, and have an overall negative image before the eyes of the Republican mass. Loyalty to the Hadii party is a common trait among the citizens of the Republic, as much of the recent success and conquests of the tajaran species can be attributed to the popular leader Al'mari Hadii and his ideals. The fear of the secret service is also a present factor among the urban population of the PRA cities, even if their ways have become less pervasive as the war dragged on.

There is a stark difference in the life of the rural and the urban republican populations. Hadiists are inherently suspicious of urban Tajara, with their philosophers claiming that their cushier lives and access to education can turn them into ‘petty Njarir'akhran’. In contrast they emphasize the inherent purity and goodness of rural peasantry, who live an honest, simple life. In the cities the government’s presence is pronounced. There is a lack of privacy, enthusiastic police, and a pervasive secret police. In some areas Party ministers finance mafia families to help keep order and ensure a slice of profits from the bustling criminal underground make their way into the government’s coffers.

The quality of life for an urban dweller in Nal'tor, or any other major city, can vary considerably according to the Tajara's occupation, education and standing with the Party. The average worker that labours in the industrial suburbs, can expect an honest living to be made, and a modest lifestyle to be led. The majority of the city labourers work in government run factories and spaceports, with stable but strict work hours and schedule the Hadii regime boasts of its fairness to the worker. An eight or nine hour work schedule is observed, with 1 day of the week free. State run factories also provide free meals through the welfare progmas, coupled with at best average but stable salaries, keeps the morale at acceptable levels. Party members, researchers, military officers and other educated professionals usually have access to more services and luxuries, that includes human produced goods. Political dynasties, such as the Hadii, occupies the echelons of Republican urban society, controlling the industry and government. Criminal organizations are also present in the cities, controlling legal and illegal business.

Republican loyalists will commonly greet each other by saying: "Hadii's grace, comrade.".

Cuisine

After the great war, the great majority of the land was confiscated from the nearly extinct Adhomian nobility and distributed among the peasant population. Complex agricultural projects and farms ran directly by the State were attempted. Early results were less than favorable and caused dissatisfaction in the rural population who chaffed under overbearing bureaucrats who skimmed their yields to sell on the black market. Al'marii Hadii attempted to break this up shortly before his assassination. Njadrasanukii Hadii took his brother's project on and allowed more freedom to the peasants while adopting modern human farming equipment offered by NanoTrasen. Mechanised agriculture is a growing phenomenon in the republic’s territory.

Traditional Dishes

While the People’s republic territory includes several different regional cultures, it is possible to find common culinary traditions among its population. Bread, baked with flour produced from a variation of the Blizzard Ears, is considered an essential part of a worker’s breakfast. Salt-cured Fatshouters’s meat also has been introduced widely, facilitated by the recent advances in the livestock husbandry techniques.

Victory Gin is considered the official drink of the People’s Republic of Adhomai, created to celebrate the end of the revolution. It is commonly found in NanoTrasen’s stations, due to a contract that allows the government to supply the corporation, and in the tajaran communities of Tau Ceti. The destruction of Victory Gin's bottles and reserves is widespread when republican positions and cities are taken by the opposition, because the drink is deemed by many as a symbol of the Hadii's regime.

Canned food and alien goods are a common sight in republican cities, imported by Solarian companies or NanoTrasen. The technological advances provided by the revolution allowed the population to have contact with more exotic dishes, besides granting more freedom of creation to tajaran chefs, now that electricity and refrigeration are not only restricted to the nobility.

Military Nutrition

The republican army is the best equipped among the warring factions of Adhomai, being supplied by NanoTrasen and other outworld supporters. Canned goods and modern rations are issued to all branches of the Republic’s military. Native field meals are composed of salt-cured Fatshouters’s meat, bread and Victory Gin, while imported ones are generally found in the form of LiquidFood rations, a less than popular alternative manufactured by NanoTrasen.

Fashion

Having direct and friendly contact with humanity, The People's Republic of Adhomai has been the most influenced by the spacer fashion. The most known is the "assistant jumpsuits" which directly inspired the design of factory overalls, the plight and low pay of the assistants is close to the hearts of hadiist tajara and their Republic. However outside of work attire, the Republic has attempted to quell humanization, preferring and encouraging simple and natural colors for civilians, hoping to stifle any thoughts that someones neighbor has it better than them. One interesting rise is in the nylon industry. Nylon being stretchy, accommodating, see-through yet very warm makes it the perfect wear for any Tajara, mainly soldiers and dockers who spend hours outside in the cold biting environment.

Tail adornments have recently become very unpopular, being quoted as "Reminder of the shackles the Njarir had on us", yet still the younger Tajara who do not remember the rebellions have taken a liking to these. Piercings are also popular with the youngsters, who have observed this behavior from the humans. Curiously it has also become common among soldiers and outlaws who pierce their skin with gold, silver or coinage. This way one can hide substantial amount of money under their fur.

Music

The music in the People’s Republic of Adhoma typically deals with patriotic themes; focusing on the political struggles of the Tajaran people and the great accomplishments of the Party and President Hadii. While folk instruments are still widely present, it is not uncommon for alien techniques to be used in music productions. Artists can only perform in public areas and publish their works with the express approval of the government. Censorship is a common obstacle that many producers will encounter. Yasmin Piaf is one of the most famous Republican artists.

Hadiist war songs during the first years of the second civil war used to boast about their technological and numerical superiority, claiming that the rebels would be swiftly crushed. During the later stages of the conflict; the theme quickly changed to call for the steadfast defense of the Republican lands and the preservation of their nation before the advancing enemy.

Religion

The People’s Republic of Adhomai possess no official religion, as it is a secular state by its constitution. Most of the population identifies themselves as followers of the S'rand'marr Worship or the Ma’ta’ke pantheon. Irreligious and atheists tendencies are growing each day, as many Hadiists consider the traditional religions as fictitious chains created by the old Njarir masters to control their serfs.

Despise being in the territory of the PRA, the holy city of Sana Sahira enjoys a large degree of freedom from the centralized authority of the state. Foreign missionaries are permitted in the Republican territory, but their activity and presence is closely monitored by the authorities.

Language

Siik’maas is recognized as the official language of the People’s Republic of Adhomai, used in all official documents and taught in the schools. The use and learning of other tajaran languages, such as Siik’tajr and Delvahhi, is discouraged by the education system, that works to establish a single universal tongue for all of its population. Speaking and teaching Delvahhi as a People's Republic citizen is currently a crime; as it is considered a subversive language.

Major Cities

  • Nal'tor: the capital of the People’s Republic. It is the most populated city in Adhomai, being the cultural, financial and political center of the country. Nal’tor is considered modern and industrialized by Adhomian standards; it is the place where a Tajara can have the most contact with aliens and new off-worlder technologies. Despite the relative low crime rates, its inhabitants are under constant surveillance by the police and the intelligence agency. It is home to the largest shuttle port on the planet. Attractions includes the very active nightlife, Tajaran Electro-Swing clubs and museums. The city is known for being the site of the now destroyed Steeple, which is currently being replaced by the Palace of the Free Tajara. This building will be the tallest freestanding structure in Adhomai when completed. The Nal'tor College of Career Excellence is among one of its most famous academies.
  • Tampiska: an industrial hub, focused on the production of heavy machinery and automotives. The city suffered greatly during the second revolution, being the stage of intense urban warfare between the Republican Army and the Adhomai Liberation Army. The Armistice has allowed Tampiska to recover, giving it the chance to return to its old productive days. The city contains vital roads and railways linking Nal’tor to the rest of Rasn’rr, making it a major strategic point. Main attractions include memorials related to the Tajaran civil wars and its many train stations.
  • B'urr: an important harbor town on the coast of southern Ras’nrr. The city was once captured by the Adhomai Liberation Army during the Second Civil War and briefly renamed to P’urr. Famous for its busy ports, where most of the coastal trade flows before being distributed through railroads. The settlement also has high crime rates, with shady figures wandering between its warehouses and docks during the night.The main Republican submarine base can be found in B’urr. The city is also home to marinas and historic lighthouses.
  • Mal'jor: a city built on the principal choke point separating north and south Ras'narr. It is heavily defended by several military bases. The settlement was occupied by the rebel forces during most of the war, until it was liberated in the final year of the conflict. A mining town exists close to the garrisons, with most of the population being employed in the prospecting business or the service sector. The entrance to Adhomai’s longest cavern, the Kurguzov Cave, can be found south of the city. Its tunnels spread further into the Rhazar mountains, with various areas still being left unexplored.
  • Orul: a city located around the fertile lands of northern Ras’narr. It remained under control of Hadiist forces during the entirety of the war, avoiding any kind of destruction. While relatively underpopulated, it is frequently visited by the farmers of the region. Foodstuff is brought from the communal farms to Orul, where most of it is shipped to the rest of the Republic. The city lacks the presence of any industry or any major urbanization; it is considered an idyllic tourist attraction where Tajara can visit to escape the hectic metropolitan life found in the big cities. Azubarre is the patron god of Orul.
  • Zatushka: a city located close to the vast forest of northern Ras’narr. It is renowned for its logging and woodworking tradition. Due to the supply of high quality wood, numerous artisans and industries have taken up residence on Zatushka. Furniture made here is known to be of high quality and is prized everywhere on Adhomai. The city was controlled by the Liberation Army during most of the civil war, resulting in heavy devastation during its capture in the last moments of the conflict. Dhrarmela is the patron god of Zatushka.
  • Nazira: one of the oldest Tajaran settlements, resting on the shadow of Adhomai’s tallest mountain. Nazira is on the doorstep to Sana Sahira, serving as a stop-off point to pilgrims and priests. Several inns, hotels and restaurants were established to serve the constant influx of travellers. Shops selling religious objects, such as icons and amulets, also play a big role in the local economy. The city is home to the oldest surviving S'rand'marr temple in Adhomai, the Temple of the Holy Blessed Suns, withits main structures and reliquary dating back to the Immigration Period.
  • Al'mari: the ancestral land of the Hadii dynasty. It holds an important cultural significance for the People’s Republic, being known as the cradle of Hadiism. The city houses various museums dedicated to the first revolution and monuments praising the achievements of the PRA and its heroes. The town underwent reconstruction after the first civil war, rebuilding it following the principles of the Republican architecture and meticulous urban planning. Al'mari is the national center of technological development, supported by high-tech industries, state run laboratories and the presence of the space program. The famous Hadii Institute of Orbital Research can be found among its learning institutions.
  • Fort Hadii: a town that can be better described as a massive military complex. Originally a fortress meant to protect the Hadii’s lands, it evolved into a robust system of bases, defenses and garrisons along the northwest section of the Nraz'i mountains. Its military academies prepare aspiring officers to lead, while its training camps prepare peasants and conscripts for the realities of war. PSIS agents are supposedly indoctrinated in some hidden compound in Fort Hadii. The civilian population is composed of the family members of the personnel stationed in the base and of those working to supply and offer services to the military presence.
  • Castle Vadis: once the site of an abandoned fortress, the island of Vadis was chosen to be the site of the PRA’s first maximum security prison: the Try'urma Penitentiary. Due to its isolated position and turbulent waters; the institution has the fame of being inescapable. Common criminals, dissidents and political prisoners are sent to Try’urma, those that are sentenced to it are rarely seen again. A military base and a small settlement are also present. The inhabitants of the town are the few civilians that are employed in the operations necessary to the maintenance of the government facilities.
  • Chaniska: the last bastion of the People’s Republic in Amohda, a naval base on the southern region of the island. Despite being located on Amodah, most of the native population was displaced during the conflict. New settlers from Ras’narr were brought to populate the region around Chaniska. Besides the military presence, most locals are involved in the fishing and shipwright industry.

Government

The People’s Republic of Adhomai is considered a presidential republic with a single party system. The leadership and organization is extremely centralized, with all branches of the government and administration answering to the parliament and the president, Njadrasanukii Hadii. The president serves a twelve-years term while also having ample powers, such as being able to issue mandates or dissolve the parliament in cases of emergency. The Party of the Free Tajara under the Leadership of Hadii, also known as the Parizahra Zhahrazjujz Tajara Akzatauzjauna Azahrazakahuz Hadii, is the only and ruling party in the PRA, with its leader always being the elected president. They follow Hadiism as their main ideology, with the objective of securing the tajaran freedom and place in the galactic community.

Membership of the Hadiist Party is not open. For anyone to become a member, they must be approved by a committee that will consider their qualifications and past. Goverment officials can grant honorary memberships, this is seem as nothing but a honor and does not grant any status or position that a regular Party member would have.

People's Strategic Intelligence Service

The People's Strategic Intelligence service is the main intelligence agency of the People's Republic. In the wake of the revolution that had won the species their independence, the budding government recognized the need for covert operations. Human teachers and equipment were employed to train their agents, which then embedded themselves across Adhomai in anti-government groups, media moguls, law enforcement agencies, and other levels of society to ensure that order was kept and no subversive elements could undermine the new, weak government. Since then, their reliance on humanity has grown weak, and the agency has established itself as a respected and feared intelligence service.

Several agents and informants are employed by the PSIS, both in the domestic and foreign theaters. The agency makes use of espionage, sabotage, assassination, interrogation, blackmail and all other short of subterfuge, during their operations. Subversive elements within the People's Republican are dealt with quickly, usually through night raids and abductions conducted with aid of black unmarked cars. Tajara residing in other systems are not truly safe from the Intelligence Service, as they are known to deploy their agents against offworld targets. Republican spies, enforces and collaborators are present in Mendell City's district six, carrying out orders or watching their fellow Tajara.

Military

The People's Republic Military is composed by the Grand People's Army, the Republican Navy and the Orbital Fleet.

The Grand People’s Army is the ground army of the PRA; it is composed by large divisions of motorized infantry and artillery teams. While being equipped with the best that the adhomian industry can provide, the Republican army suffers from low morale and lack of properly trained officers.

A draft was introduced in 2458, replacing the volunteer model-army, requiring all male tajara between 18-30 to enlist, unless they were able to pay a fee, prove that they are a member of the party or that they are employed under the NanoTrasen Corporation.

The Republican Orbital Fleet is the pride of the People’s Republic military, as it is the only space navy among the warring factions of Adhomai. While used to defend the system and used to impose a blockade against the other factions, the Fleet was able to extract a costly victory in a skirmish against Solarian forces in S'rand’marr.

Weapons

People’s Republic military hardware is the most advanced among the Tajaran nations. Laser weapons, alongside simple ballistic guns, are used by high ranking soldiers or special operatives. The majority of military is still equipped with simple bolt action rifles, that are being slowly replaced by the Tsarrayut’yan rifle; a select-fire, crew-served automatic rifle. Regardless of advances in the small arms field, artillery is the Republic army’s main weapon and pride.

Traditional Tajaran weapons, such as single shot and bolt action rifles, are widespread among the rural population. Those guns are primarily used for hunting or held as heirlooms from the First Revolution. Firearms are far less common in the urban centers, as they are associated with Party officials or gangsters. Purchase and carry of firearms requires a permit issued by the government, with the exception being made to the members of the Hadiist Party and weapons that are considered family’s relics. Civilians can only acquire simple pistols, revolver and hunting rifles. Party Membership allows citizens to acquire more powerful equipment, such as submachine guns.

Notable Weapons

  • Tui'ad "Icelance" Laser Rifle: a clumsy energy weapon of Tajaran design, recharged through cranking. Despite having far less capacity and accuracy than modern laser rifles, the Icelance has proved itself to be adapted to the less advanced battle fields of Adhomai, as charging stations and even electricity can be a rare commodity in the most remote areas of the planet.
  • Adar'Mazy Pistol: mass produced pistol issued to People's Republic officers, government officials and low-ranking Party members. Known for their simple, cheap and reliable design, this weapon is produced by nearly all weapon factories in the Republic. The Adar’Mazy is also found in the hands of Adhomai Liberation Army soldiers and commanders.
  • Nal’tor Model Pistol: given to Republican Commissars and high ranking Party members, this bulky pistol is notable for its large caliber. Unlike the Adar’Mazy pistol, only a single factory in Nal’tor is allowed to fabricate it, with its design being kept as a state secret. Because of its rarity and status, the Adhomai Heavy Pistol was a sought after war trophy by royalist and rebels forces.
  • Nuclear Launcher: the People's Republic of Adhomai is the only Adhomian faction able to master the nuclear fission. Atomic weapons were used before in the tajaran civil war, causing the annihilation of the military base of Quizosa. The nuclear launcher was created at the end of the second civil, by republican scientists as a way to deploy such destructive force while on the field. This firearm launches a miniaturized nuclear warhead capable of causing a controlled, but highly destructive, nuclear explosion. Due to its experimental and dangerous nature, this weapon never saw deployment, but several prototypes cam be found in the republican arsenals.

History

The People's Republic of Adhomai was established in 2432 as the sole ruling government in Adhomai. With the popular leader Rhagrrhuzau Hadii as their first president, they were able to enact deep reforms, such as the distribution of land, establishment of state schools and healthcare. Despite the recent changes, the planet of Adhomai was still bound to humanity and NanoTrasen, a relation that brought several benefits, but caused resentment among most supporters of the Hadiist ideology, as they believed that the tajaran species could only be truly free if they were allowed to make their own path without the interference of the alien.

In 2449, while the loyalist rebellion happened in the shadows, Al’mari decided to change his policy in regards to NanoTrasen. New economic policies unfavorable to NanoTrasen were enacted, alongside with the denunciations aimed towards humanity’s imperialism and the necessity of a free Adhomai. This new position caused discontentment among many that were gaining profit with the presence of the Megacorporation on the planet.

President Al'mari was assassinated in 2451, one year after royalist rebellion in Northren Harr'masir exploded. Al'mari's brother, Malik Hadii, took over the office of the presidency, while rolling back the economic reforms implemented two years prior. The head of the armed forces, Nated'Hakhan, attempted a failed coup with the support of many other generals, triggering the creation of the Adhomai Liberation Army.

The following ten years were marked by the Second Tajaran Civil war; the conflict between the People’s Republic of Adhomai, the Adhomai Liberation Army and the New Kingdom of Adhomai. During this period, several authoritarian measures were enacted by the government, such as the establishment of working camps for subversive elements and the increasing percusion of the zhan population.

Despise the presence of a strong economy and modern army, the PRA found themselves in a disadvantageous position in the war during 2461, losing important territories and battles. Without the support of the Sol Alliance, lost due to their recent friction caused by their poor relations, many fear that the People’s Republic may not survive the upcoming years. Saved due to a coalition of allied alien states and mercenaries, the People's Republic was able to survive the conflict and secure peace through an armistice. Despite losing the supremacy over Adhomai, they still control wealthy and populated territories and posses a better standing with the overall galactic community.