The alternate world project started as a small tribe of people living in the Northern mountains of Lohman Land. They were a unique culture, calling themselves Maxicans, the people of Maxae, and having to use all of the resources they could find in the barren mountains. They founded a great alliance, which consisted of over 13 nations at it’s peak, with Maxae as its figurehead. They were curious about other nations, and sent out settlers on a ship, who eventually landed on Fox News 7 and formed a colony. As time went on, the people on the mainland migrated south to the middle of Lohman Land, where they became more and more scientifically developed. The colony on Fox News 7 became constantly under patrol for a period of time, because the border situation was extremely hostile, and border conflicts would break out daily. This caused the great alliance to break up, with only 4 or 5 countries remaining loyal. At this time, Maxae was known as the USSM, the United Socialist States of Maxae, with an Oligarchy as its governing system.
The nation state had incredible civil rights and few political freedoms, and it’s economy was on the brink of crumbling completely. Maxae discovered many resources, most important Oil, which was solely its own, and a large diamond mine which the border between Lego Town and Maxae splits in half. A civil war broke out throughout the nation, Socialism versus Capitalism, and when capitalism won, new leadership took place. The name was changed to the VSM, the Voluntary Society of Maxae, and the government was slowly broken apart, until voluntaryism was in place in the nation.
The economy at first revolved largely around agriculture, but since turned to manufacturing, which is in place currently. Civil rights, political freedom, and economy all soared with voluntaryism in place. With a massive manufacturing sector, however, the lifespan of the average person dips below 25. People are allowed to do anything they want to in the VSM, with absolutely no restrictions. Political freedom is amazing as well, but politics are practically nonexistent in the VSM, so it doesn’t really matter.The country’s economy revolves around drilling for, and hoarding/selling oil, and creating jewelry with diamonds and silver it trades with Oceanpire. The major industries are Retail, Insurance, Mining, and Automobile Manufacturing. The urban development heavily revolves around ports and major interstates, leading to massive cities in those areas.Resources and finished products are transported by boat, and by major interstates. All of Lohman Land has completely open borders, so trade with Lego Town and others is untaxed.
The nation-state is seen as a semi-periphery state on the drive to maturity. Man has definitely taken his toll on the environment of Maxae, as a lack of regulations for anything leads to massive destruction of the environment in the name of profit. The religion stayed relatively the same over the years, with Lohmanism being the prominent religion. The oligarchy was not tolerant at all of any religion other than Lohmanism, and would persecute any non-believers. After the revolution, all religions were tolerated but Lohmanism was still a vast majority.