|Motto||"Quantum Unitum Est"|
|Full name||Arkadii-Zokesian Federation|
|Anthem||"Zokesians Never Die"|
|Official languages||Zokesian, Arcovi, Bastian|
|Government||Federal Presidential Republic|
|Preceded by||Zokesia, New Arcovy, Valenia, Schrschnell, Kothen, Cotmark, Juno, Wo, Bastia, Vanadia|
|Followed by||Zokesia, Bastia, Nuvalka, Puge-Tatar, Arcovdonia, Valenia, Schrschnell, Kothen|
|Population||35,906,533 (2088 Census)|
- 1 Etymology
- 2 Geography
- 3 Politics
- 4 Demographics
- 5 Military
- 6 Economy
- 7 History
- 8 Notable Events
- 9 About The Flag
Zokesia's economy is built on its bountiful farmland. From Ezermont to Zok large swaths of countryside make Zokesia the breadbasket of Old Kolus. The cities are often the hub of cultural and commercial trade, with paved 2-lane highways stretching north to south connecting the large areas of Zokesia.
Farming is primarily carried out by small communities or local families, operating modern technology which allows them to utilize large swaths of farmland. Food is sold to the commercial farmer's unions, which ship it along the highways to the cities for processing and distribution. the size of the farms usually mean small townships are formed away from the cities where groups of families live and commune to come together as a community, off the highways. Manufacturing and service industry dominate the northern cities. Designed to process exports south, these cities take raw materials and either ship them out or turn them into parts, equipment, or exports. Here in the north coal, iron, and steel industries boom and the Oil reserves of Zokesia are located, allowing the factories to continue pumping out material for the people of Zokesia. It is here that Military Industry, and the bulk of the raw materials needed for the arms manufacture, is located.
To the east, Juno houses the high tech development centers of military companies such as Ward Industries, Zokesia Skunkworks, and Extramus Military Techology. The deserts to the east are weapons test ranges and training centers.
New Arcovy in the south is a rolling bountiful plains of grassland, farmland, and hills. The southern cities are removed from the industrious north, and instead house a thriving service industry and medium-size industry. Fine art and trade professions ship goods out to the north and export out of the country. Trade from the northern cities flows through Zok and Esia to reach ports in the south, in both New Arcovy and Valeria, as well as the millions of Zokesians living in the Federal States. Zok and Esia's arts and goods travel far and wide as a result, and fetch high price outside Zokesia's borders.
Cythia & Zentral
The crater region of Cythia has seen multiple failed governments spring up, until Zokesian homesteaders took root and began civilizing the land. Now thanks to the crater road, the area is well off, fishing and mining to produce a living wage for the people who live along the slopes of the Crater. Cythia is a sub-state of New Arcovy.
Bravis, Dolren, and Bayconn Island
The Bravis Islands are the largest of the Overseas territories, the island group is just 25 Kilometers off of the coast of the Republic of Union. Fishing, herding, and small industry is what dominates the islands. There are two bases on the islands which maintain a static defense force of Federation units.
Dolren is an urban island given to Zokesia by Venmous following the civil war in that nation, ensuring the security of the thousands of Zokesians who live there.
Bayconn Island is the home of the Mariners, the people who lived on Fish Island before the Fish War came and destroyed their home and livelihood. They were emigrated by the NMC and allowed to live on Bayconn until the island was transferred to Zokesia in 2083.
The Federal States of Zokesia are located south of the Zokesian border, and include Royal Kothen, Schrshnell, Juno, Cythia, the Bravis Islands, and Dolren City. These nations pledge economic and political support to Zokesia and answer directly to the Federal government. As long as the Republic of Zokesia acts lawfully and in accordance with the people the states are required to follow Zokesia's laws and edicts. The leaders of these states are hand picked and are loyal to the President. Elections are every 5 years with the President being decided by the winning party or parties should a coalition be required for majority.
The relationship of Puge-Tatar to Zokesia is unique in that they pay for the upkeep and production of Zokesian military units, in exchange for Zokesian protection and free trade. The nation has been sovereign since 2062, following their gaining of independence in the First Vanadian War against Sanctum.
The Kolus Union State, once a great nation spanning the deserts, crumbled in the late 2070s as Saguaro Rebels streamed southward into Vanadian territory. With the heart of the already overstretched Kolus Empire falling apart, many key members of the KUS government have elected to withdraw to break off as forces moved in on the vulnerable capital.The rapidly retreating forces in north Kolus left a power vacumn as the settled in the mountains east of Juno, where the Ordo Junii assisted them with rebuilding and defending their lands from the tribals. As the nation stabilized it began seeking support from Zokesia, who was more than glad to defend it in return for statehood in the Federation.
The Zokesian Federal Government is made up of a Northern Zokesian Parliament and a Southern Arcadian parliament, which are voted in by the people every five years. There are many parties and coalitions are usually required to win a majority, from which a President and Chancellor is decided amongst the victors of each house. The current President is Francisco Grail. The Chamber of Weights and Measures handles economic and judicial matters, and the military is led by Zokesian High Command, at its head the President.
Zokesia's constitution gives power entirely to the federal government. The interior states of Zokesia are locally run at the county level for issues of policing and community but otherwise do not operate autonomously. Sometimes known as "Provinces" these groups have little influence beyond their own sphere, though the Federal government usually takes efforts to keep red tape at a minimum so the provinces can operate as efficiently as possible. The state of Ezekielgrad is run by the Federal Government directly as it contains its capitol.
Each province gets 8 representatives in the Federation Assembly, with Federal States and overseas territory receiving 4. There are a total of 216 members of Parliament, and the President and Chancellor are elected by the majority vote of the new parliament.
Energy and Infrastructure
The Federation of Zokesia was founded on February 17th, 2057, with the uniting of Bosmyth and Zokesia. From this beginning union the framework was set for a uniting of the Kolus Peninusla, with Southern Zokesia to be admitted to the federation in due time. The realization of that dream would take 25 years, but it was finally achieved on February 14, 2083, Francisco Grail and Natalia Stihlovich got married in a huge state wedding following talks between the expulsed peoples of Aenia and the Zokesian government. The state marriage means the millions of Aenian refugees who emigrated following the destructive bombs of the Great Kolus War were recognized as now part of the Federation, and as a result new flag has been adopted to reflect the new union of Aenian/Arcadian peoples and the Zokesians. Grail remained President of this new Federation, and immediately set to work expanding the provinces of Zokesia to include the territories in New Arcovy and Valenia, now part of Zokesia following the collapse of MCS in 2082. Vanadian settlers from the remnants of Saguarro and Bastia have decided to unify with Zokesia as well, after Francisco Grail offered them seats in the Parliament and protection in exchange for complete integration as new states to the Federation. Both the Vanadians and the Bastians were used to Zokesian interaction following the 20 years since the First Vanadian War, the construction of the Trans-Vanadian and Trans-Bastian Roads, and the amicable relations with the satellites of Puge-Tatar and KUS, that the power and unity of the Arkadii-Zokesian Federation promised them a better future than their own failed governments who did not attempt to uplift the people nor represent them in a true democratic fashion.
After 6 years united, the provinces of Neo-Arcovy and Vanadia collapsed into apathy, with the Arcadian leadership of each state accused of fifth-column sabotage against the Federation. This enraged the peoples of Zokesia, who still remembered the Arkadii-Zokesian War merely a decade prior. Feeling an extreme sense of abandonment, they turned to Grail to re-unite them and carry on the spirit of Zokeisa. The national budget was devoted to the military, while outside aid from Halco kept the people fed and in work. Following the deployment of an E-class asteroid from Gotterdamerung, the province of New Arcovy was obliterated thoroughly by SS and Army divisions.
"Everything was burned by the Stahl Sieg. The villages, cities, farms... nothing was spared. Their treason was not to be tolerated. The people of Zokesia want blood, and they got it."
6 million were estimated killed in the initial attack, followed by 2-4 more being caught in the holocaust of burning that followed. The remaining 2 million were rounded up and forced into work gangs to rebuild roads and infrastructure to continue trade with Valeria.
About The Flag
The Flag of Arkadii-Zokesia. The green represents the Bosmynthians who settled the northern territories of Zokesia, while the blue of the North Zokesians is represented on the bottom. In between the Arcadian red represents the people of New Arcovy, while the gold circle represents the peoples of Cythia and the outlying islands. The white bands on either side represent the unity and peace created within the borders of the Federation. The blue circle and white triangle represent the Zokesian Military, central to the strength and freedom of the Federation and the core of Zokesian pride and culture.