The nation-state of Agalelei started out as simple settlement in the early months of the year 2016. Starting as the settlement of Rockybeach, the small village was part of a few settlements on the continent of Ausmerica. This continent also shares two other settlements, which are now the nation-states of LeiLeii and Atuaa. Agalelei has always had peaceful borders with these two states, and over the past few months has established trade routes regarding the trade of jewels, iron, ore, and coal. These trade routes have grown and strengthened the relationships between these countries, making them closer allies in war or violence against Phoenix Deus and The Dauntless.
The natural resources of Agalelei were first found in the mountains just outside the capital of Rockybeach, and are mainly Rubies, Emeralds, Diamonds, and Pink Sapphires. These resources are mostly the products of private industries in Agalelei, and are then traded for the raw materials and manufactured products coming from the northwest states, LeiLeii and Atuaa, as well as countries with a high level of heavy industry on neighboring continents. Not only does Agalelei contain jewels as part of their economy, but also the wild salmon population has been a huge factor to their economy. However, because the salmon is the nation’s prized animal, the hunting and harvesting of salmon must be suspended in times of endangerment, making the salmon a less reliable source of income. The jewels manufactured in Agalelei are mostly manufactured in the light industrial zone just east of the capital, Rockybeach. This industrial development has impacted the environment negatively as they are excreting extra carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. The city of Rockybeach follows stage 3 of Rostow’s model, meaning that it’s industry is no longer very heavy, but it still is developing and is considered a semi-periphery country. Because most of the wealthy Agaleleians don’t want to be near manufacturing, most of the suburbanization has occurred on the opposite side of Rockybeach, near the east coast. This gives people access to the Central Business District (CBD) without really interacting with the industrial side of the city. Near the urbanization and industrial western side lies the export and import zones used for Agaleleian International Trade (AIT). Even though this is the main source of trade transportation with countries on other continents, there is also a large bullet-train metropolitan area system connecting all parts of the Agalelian cities and villages, as well as an even larger and more complex railroad connecting with major parts of LeiLeii and Atuaa; however, when crossing the borders into different countries, you must go through identification and security, so the transportation time may take longer than usual. Because this transportation system is electric, it allows people to keep the air clean by taking the rain instead of their own automobiles, and it is cheaper for the average household to get to work or school by train than by car everyday.
The main religion of Agalelei, Aemonism, is not directly tied to the government because of the freedom of religion law in Agalelei; however, many government leaders are members of Aemonism, making the religion more biased in the government naturally. This makes the relationship between the religion and the state government balanced, with the church nor the government having too much power. The government has always had a personal relationship with the people of Agalelei because the nation has a small population with only 2.5 million people, according to the 2016 census. Each person has a certain amount of freedom, such as right to vote, right to attorney, and are never oppressed unless they are a suspect in a case or have been convicted of breaking the law. The government allows immigrants from around the continent, but because of the danger and violence occurring on the border of Phoenix-Deus and The Dauntless. The people of Agalelei are very diverse in terms of race, and have many political freedoms. Even though the national government is said to have a personal relationship with its citizens, the people have become increasingly angry with the government due to the ignorance of some policies or topics that seem “dismissable” to the government. If the government can’t answer their citizens or get them under control, it is possible that Agalelei will have a civil war on their hands.