The Sunnukuhkaun flag represents liberty, freedom, peace, determination and so many more key values. The country has persevered through each an every challenge with determination, overcoming each and every one.
My settlement is named Azoca, found using absolute location at 20 degrees North and 40 degrees West. I chose this spot because of its ideal positioning. Situated near the mouth of the Azoca River, we will have an endless water supply. We’re also situated in a tropical-borders-mediterranean climate, so we will be able to have access to lush vegetation (mostly tropical vegetation). In addition, we also built on the side of the Kristos Mountains, allocating for the Rainshadow Effect to benefit us. Lastly, our settlement is placed on the coastline, allowing for port construction and shipyards, per our need for usage. Precisely these above reasons why I chose our site due to our near-perfect situation.
There are several different types of flora and fauna that grow and develop near our settlement in the Kauaian-like environment. Similar to the real world, there are lots of Axis Deer, Wild Boar, and Feral Cattle roaming around the hilly area. Provided warm temperatures and abundant water, tropical plants like the palm tree and hapu’u fern provide shelter with their bark, wood, and huge leaves. Other tropical flora include the guava plant. The guava plant produces guava fruit to feed the Azocians and the animals. The plants provide shelter and food to all of us and the animals nutritiously supplementing our lives, overall making our settlement very attractive to take part in.
Clothing will also need to be fashioned to protect people from the harsh tropical sun. For example, hapu’u ferns can be made into hats to protect men and women from the sun. Skirts, shorts, and bras can be made out of dead palm trees. Palm fronds can also be used to protect genitalia. Shoes can be made out of the hapu’u ferns to comfort feet among tree bark as padding. Shoes will be needed because of the extreme terrain.
There are many extant potential perils in the land of Azoca. The first of which is the grueling sun, and while using the flora and fauna can help, causes sunburns and sometimes skin cancer. The flora can also be used to fashion clothing and structures. The other noticeable trouble is the worry of landslides per earthquakes and the Kristos Mountains. The soil will come toppling down, and since the shelters being built from surrounding trees, some can withstand minimal dangers. Rafts are also a possible escape route from volcano eruptions, landslides, etc.
Recreation will be very important as a component in Azoca. Recreation in Azoca includes hiking, climbing, bouldering, sailing, swimming, canoeing, and more. Peoples in Azoca can relax and enjoy the beautiful lifestyle.
The only true fear of the Azocians in the nearby mountains and volcanoes as a cause of the nearby ring of fire. While very reasonable concerns, this settlement will survive because of its climate, site, and situation.
In the mountainous terrain of Azoca, a group of hunter-gatherers joined forces under one tribe. Little did they know, the Azocians would become the most powerful civilization in history.
It all started with a stick in the sand. For the Azocians, born in the mountains of Azoca, had no communication but amongst themselves. They knew only that they existed… along with many luscious flora and fauna surrounding them. The Azocians needed communication with each other as they were rapidly advancing.
For instance, once the Azocians established a society on the Southern Coast of the Azocian Mountains, they quickly built a village. These buildings in these villages were built with palm fronds, tree bark, ferns, and other strong and shady plants. The women of the village were discovering many ways to fish as well as farm food. The men hunted and built, while the children ran, played, were taught, and cleaned. The villagers-men, women, children-were all trained to fight. At this time, the most advanced weapon system they came up with were spears. Palm bark and sharpened stone put together created a very lethal hunting and fighting weapon. They also peeled bark and were able to cut and shape wood into shields, with the middle of the shield ejaculating a spear. The Azocians formed a war-like society. The most popular sport of the town was fighting in an arena, one that the villagers constructed themselves. The winner would receive food, shelter, and weapons of the finest the town could offer. Politicians, senators to be exact, were even elected to lead this technologically advanced town.
This knowledge in hand, the Azocians developed a very advanced language. Using both voice and written form, the Azocians were able to communicate and create a society better than all others.
Week 3 cont.
What the Azocians didn’t know, however, was what the civilizations were doing around them. Not similar to the Real-World Nostratic Language, the science of the developed Azoca, used backward reconstruction to determine if a Nostratic-type language was previously existent. It was not. The society of hunter gatherers met at the bottom of Azoca. There, a holy religious event occurred, creating a society there to worship the Gods. To stay away from religion at the moment, hunter-gatherers found the land of Azoca to be plentiful in resources. There they stayed and developed a society with a language. In addition to the isolation of Azoca, it is not related to the language hearth of the continent at 25°N and 60°W. The Blelley language is the “Proto-Indo-European” language of the continent. The language contains many sub-families, however, only to small populations because most people were tribes at that time. Blelley being the root language of most of the continent, it created many sound shifts to the language divergence of hunter-gatherers. The words of the main language experienced sounds shifts. For example: sun=lit; moon=nit; eat=muy; ocean=retaw; happy=yojee; animal=quatle; mom=mumza; dad=popsa; danger=scart. Since the spreading of the tribes, known as language divergence, many different accents and syntax became evidence of the formation of dialects. Therefore, the Azocian language is only related to itself in the Azocian language. The language of Azoca is highly unique-it even has a written form. Examples of some words formed in Azoca include: palm=hase; fern=kuche; boar=same; boat=juya; building=bufe. Azocian is known for using hieroglyphics to express writing. As Azoca is isolated, this is the only true form that exists. No dialects, syntax, or sounds shifts have yet to be formed.
Azocian will allow a sophisticated society to develop within Azoca. Little did the Azocians know, they were destined to develop at such a rate, that naval conquest would be in their future.
Since Azoca has grown from the last time we spoke, technology has alsob greatly advanced. One of the most notable technological advance were those of ships, or as they call it “svistos”. These ships were of great size, normally 10’ wide and 20’ long. They were used to fish, to fight, and to explore. The ships were made with palm trees and other new flora they had been exploring.The people made oars. The population grew. By now there was at least 20 blocks in Azoca. The buildings totalling over a count of 105. Buildings represented many purposes, the foundation of democracy grew with a building in the centre of the city. The governmental building towering 5 stories, the only building over 1 story, rose above the town with a grand dome. A hospital was built to care for the sick, or at the time simply tend to the simplest ailments. Businesses were established trading in food, materials, and services. Barracks and training grounds were built for their military. The coliseum upgraded to a level never seen before. With a population of 20,000 people, the military was an astounding 5,200 count.
Due to the cliffs behind the civilization, they use navy as their main point of military strategy, as the cliffs are both good and bad for the civilization. However, up to this point, cults within Azoca have risen and fallen. Until one day, a baby was born on a farm. This baby was named Kristos Vos Kressi. He grew up and would walk around town, performing miracles. Blind women became able to see, dead arose, handicapped became fit and able. He was a miracle worker. He would go around the city preaching to all about Bog, otherwise known as the God. However, the government soon became suspicious. The government did not like this new person coming after 400 years of a successful developing civilization. They did not want him to overthrow the government because he was so popular.
The president ordered the city’s military to search for him. The military soon mobilized, but finding Kristos Vos Kressi was extremely difficult. They searched for hours in the city and finally found his location when a group of citizens-1,000-surrounded a single house. The citizens shouting and armed with weapons at the oncoming soldiers. The first wave of 20 soldiers went down easily, with only a few civilian casualties, but the surrounding units drew closer. For hours the battle continued with more soldiers on each side. Soon, Kristos came out of the house and all of the remaining 30 soldiers disappeared because he had transported them to safety. Over 3,000 Azocian soldiers had been killed, with the last 200 marching him up the soon to be named “Kristos Klieas” or top of the cliffs behind the town. They then crucified him. Then brought into a tomb and risen from the dead, fulfilling many prophecies. From then on, the government was overthrown, key military officers and public officials were marched up the cliffs and thrown over the sides. The state religion became “Pravoslavnoye khristianstvo” and a new government formed. The Azocians rebelled against their title and the nation’s name changed: Russkiye. A monarchy was selected by the highest human connector to Bog, known as the patriarkh, chose the samoderzhets. The patriarkh was chosen and controlled by the people. The Russkiyens became the most powerful nation known.
Week 4 cont.
Furthering the formation of this religion, once Kristos had died, the people gathered his sayings and beliefs to form the religious book known as the bibliya. The bibliya was used through services once a week called the divine liturgy. In the divine liturgy, the religion worshipped Bog, the one and only God (making this a monotheistic religion), and the son of Bog was Kristos Vos Kressi. The religion, called Kristosianni, made people equal in society. That they all lived among brothers and should be conscientious of their actions.
Specifically into Kristosianni, people were to be fully clothed around their sexual organs and to wear the cross of Kristos Vos Kressi at all times. Kristosianni has a few rules and taboos, such as not conferring in sexual intercourse out of wedlock. As well as during the course of Kristos’s life, ten commandments were given. Some of these rules include not believing in any other gods, not committing murder, theft, lying, or adultery. However, the ultimate goal of the religion was said by Kristos to be “a way of life in the service to eternal life. That by practice, I can save you, your family, your animals, and a better, best life to await you.”
And so forth Russkiye grew and worshipped Bog, Kristos Vos Kressi, and the Hile Spr. Domes with crosses rose above the landscape of Russkiye. Citizens worshipped to reach eternal life, and the civilization grew with conquest and innovation.
The time has come for the State of Azoca to enter a new era for their existence. With the amounting potential for profit on the natural resource of oil, the economy has started the development of the oil industry. Extraction and refinery have now officially become the prominence of the economy. In this process, petroleum and crude oil are extracted from the mountains and sent to refineries where chemicals are used in a way to make gasoline and other products. The industries are centered in an industrial belt based on the peaks of the Kristos Mountains of Azoca. This is because of transportation costs alleviating the stress of money whereby the plants, factories, and refineries are nearby the sites of extraction and mining. It is also situated on the mountains because the land is more flat than along the coast and windward side of the range. Agglomeration of industries also occur in this area. Silver and platinum are also produced and manufactured nearby. Together these industries create the Azocian Industrial Belt in the Kristos Mountains. Quality of life and birth rate are higher than a decreasing death rate due to health care. In the agricultural belt, we are now moving to urbanization from stage 2.
Given that the region is industrializing, we must also compare this with the new standards of life, as well as the past history of Azoca and the demographics. Using the Demographic Transition Model, we are now moving into stage 3. This is because we now transition from an agricultural revolution to the industrial revolution. Life conditions improve such as healthcare and medicine causing the death rate to fall. However, costs to live and raise children in urban areas rise and henceforth, there is less of a birth rate.
Currently around the world, there are many developing countries at stage three of the Demographic Transition Model. These countries are Venezuela, Mexico, India, Jamaica, and Colombia. Of said countries, we are able to conclude the most similar to the State of Azoca is Venezuela. We are able to do so because of the current stage of their transition and the largest focus of their economic development.
Venezuela was once a heavily agricultural country, extremely tropical, with abundant production of citrus, coconut, banana, and other agricultural products that were the focus of the State of Azoca. Upon the discovery of the large oil fields beneath the mountains of Venezuela, industry began to grow. Oil production boomed. Urbanization and industrialization occurred. Those that once lived in poverty farming came to experience the poverty of the working classes in the industrial belts. Oil allocated for a shift in the economy, technology, and most of all, socially. In total recognition of the climate, location, natural resources, geography, agriculture and industry of Venezuela it becomes near identical to that of the State of Azoca.
In this stage of the demographic transition, people of the working class, primarily those that worked in agriculture, now move into industrial centers to help grow the industry in said region. Those of the rich and primary upper class run and own the refineries in the countries. The peasants and farmers in villages of the nearby cities of Venezuela are likely the ones to work in the refineries. In our world it would likely be the small farmers of rural Azoca. Social life now changed from remaining with the family and close neighbours and having small celebratory holidays to having large luncheons in designated times and city urban culture of region-recognized holidays. Social life changes from owning property into large complexes and apartments. These changes that would occur in Azoca are reflected into modern day Venezuela. Caracas, Venezuela is a prime example of what I have described occurring. The current city is developing apartment complexes and regional urban culture as a result of this oil in industrial revolution, adapting to the circumstances of the 3rd stage of the Demographic Transition Model.
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