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December 26th, 2010, 07:20 PM
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News for early 1975
* With approval from the Prime Minister, RCC junta leader Nahmías Pintos' proposal for the renaming of the country from the People's Republic of Tongo Terreno to the Democratic Republic of Tongo Dhahabu passes and a new flag is adopted. Unfortunately due to the country's lack of necessary infrastructure many public buildings in the outer regions of the country retain the use of the old flag. Many Oninos, who regard hyenas as symbolizing immorality and other negative traits, take offense to the new flag.
* 2000 troops are retired due to cuts in military spending, of which the funds are reallocated into educational initiatives which assist in improving women's rights somewhat (though only within the capital) and raise the literacy rate by 1%.
* Junta member Valter Mutola appeals at the United Nations for Malawian recognition of Tongoan independence, but the Malawian delegate condemns Mutola's move.
Nation: People's Republic of Tongo Terreno, independent since 1975 from Portugal, formerly known as the colonial province of Portuguese Niassalândia (autonomous part of Portuguese East Africa)
Foreign Relations: Publicly non-aligned, in between the nations of Malawi, Tanzania and Mozambique, good relations with Mozambique, poor relations with Malawi (does not recognize our country as independent, claims territory) and South Africa, decent relations with Portugal and Tanzania, mediocre relations with the United States, decent relations with China, developing relations with the Soviet Union, decent relations with Cuba
Notable Organizations In: United Nations, Organization of African Unity
Population: 1.6 million
Year: Early 1975
Growth Rate: -0.6%
Economic System: Mixed economy on paper, though strong state controls and influence in both urban and rural areas
% of Land in Use: 36%
System: Provisional military junta heads state, Prime Minister in charge of budget and can be recalled at will by junta decision, unicameral legislature elects Prime Minister in cooperation with ruling junta. No term limits
Head of the Revolutionary Coordination Center: Nahmías Pinto/Dimentio [age 40, since 1975]
Prime Minister: Abel Arika/Misdreavus [age 46, term 1, TNLM]
Popular Assembly: 170 members; 158 TNLM, 5 TTUF (pro-government trade union), 4 TNLM-affiliated mass organization legislators, 3 unaffiliated pro-government legislators
Parties: Tongoan National Liberation Movement (Leftist, sole legal party in vanguard role, led by João Anadio/Obs, age 42)
Elections: Called by legislature, last held in 1975 in limited circumstances
Voting System: universal starting from age 16, secret ballot, counted by government agencies de facto controlled by ruling party, rather proportional system in place
Other Important Figures
Jonas Nedaika/Raúl Duke (age 43, TTUF legislator)
Paulo Jardim/Revolutionair (age 44, TTUF legislator)
Edmundo Ligoya/SocialismOrBarbarism (age 38, TNLM mass organization legislator)
Administrative Divisions: 6
Political system: Centralized, local leaders appointed by national government
1. Tongonwe District: 58 seats, this is the capital district, governor is TNLM. District economy is supported by stable tobacco and coffee production which is state-operated. Other agricultural endeavors are supported by government and collectives are encouraged. Economic output is normal. District is stable.
2. Paz e Unidade District: 45 seats, governor is TNLM. District economy is supported by subsistence agriculture along with food processing via wheat and flour. Government promotes forming of collectives via material incentives. Economic output is mediocre due to poverty. District is stable.
3. Vastas Terras District: 27 seats, governor is TNLM. District economy is supported by subsistence agriculture. Government promotes forming of collectives via material incentives. Economic output is ordinary. District is stable.
4. Dachatu District: 18 seats, governor is TNLM. District economy is supported by subsistence agriculture. Government promotes forming of collectives via material incentives. Economic output is ordinary. District is somewhat stable but under threat from rebels. Most of the Nda ethnic group live here.
5. Bedechu District: 13 seats, governor is TNLM. District economy is supported by subsistence agriculture. Government promotes forming of collectives via material incentives but vast majority of farming is private. Economic output is below average and threatened by rebel attacks. District is rather unstable for this reason. Nda ethnic group has a presence here.
6. Zabaza District: 9 seats, governor is TNLM. District economy is supported by subsistence agriculture and some state-run tobacco industry. Government promotes forming of collectives via material incentives. Economic output is meagre due to rebel threat. District is somewhat stable.
Media: State-owned, one newspaper (reaches 6% of population), one radio station (reaches 56% of population), one TV station (reaches 2% of population, in capital only), all located in capital, censored and almost totally pro-government, non-state-owned media prohibited
Education: 11% literacy, limited schooling outside of capital, higher learning only in capital and underfunded, state-owned, private schooling not allowed
Electricity: 62% of nation has electricity, state-owned
Water: 88% of nation has access to fairly clean water, state-owned
Healthcare: 33% of nation has access to some form of healthcare, focus on treatment, existing health care at substandard level, state-owned and free, life expectancy is 45
Transport: 17% of usable land is roaded, imported vehicles but in limited supply, mostly dirt roads
Labor: 7-day work week, independent labor unions prohibited, state-run Tongoan Trade Union Federation (led by Sergio Macías Alegria/Panda Tse Tung, age 41) has 88% of industrial workforce as members with no rural membership, strong regulations in agro-industrial and industrial workplaces, strigent anti-child labor laws
Land: Plots are privately owned and operated by farmers with some collectivization encouraged by government, government reserves right to take hold of land in case of emergencies. Around 60% of land is private, 30% collectivized, and 10% state-run.
Food: In good but rather unvaried supply, people fairly well-fed except with some risks of shortages in Bedechu, food prices strongly regulated by state and set at low rates
Crime: 2% crime rate, gun control banning civilian ownership outside people's militias and requiring IDs for government and police persons, minor corruption in the inexperienced and lightly-armed police force
Trade: Mainly with Mozambique and the Eastern Bloc
Currency: Fiat paper banknotes with silver coinage, central bank in capital
Religion: 60% native, 35% Catholic, 5% other. Freedom of religion in government
Ethnic Groups: 83% Tongoan, 13% Nda, 2% Onino, 1% white (in capital), 1% other, Tongoans dominate political and economic life
Consumer Goods: Shortages, lack of employees and lack of industry with lack of currency and markets to buy much abroad
Languages: 67% Tongoan, 22% other, 11% Portuguese. Tongoan and Portuguese official languages, other languages not taught by government nor promoted in any way
Immigration: Insufficient border control, rebels have easy access from neighboring Malawi
Civil Rights: Strong conservative traditions, right to privacy circumscribed, some violations among minority ethnic groups by Tongoan police and army figures
Police: Notable and firm in capital, little functional presence in other districts, equipped with melee weapons and pistols, subordinate to military, Chief of Police is Aldo Lazamira/ConcernedStudent (age 34, appointed in 1975), Deputy Chief of Police is Maximino Vento/Red Commissar (age 27, appointed in 1975)
Judiciary: State-operated and pro-ruling party, supreme court located in capital, constitution adopted in 1975, constitutional changes require ratification by two-thirds majority of legislature, no Bill of Rights, Chief Justice is a TNLM loyalist
Head of the Armed Forces: Nahmías Pinto/Dimentio (self-appointed in 1975, office concurrent with that of the Head of the Revolutionary Coordination Center)
Commanders (also double as Junta members): José Guebuza/Red America (age 34), Chibale Simango/deadmeat1471 (age 32), Carlos Conde/Mikal Blak (age 34), Miguel Daika/Apoii_Viitor (age 32), Valter Mutola/ShawShank (age 30)
Army Technology: 1960's-70's
Situation: Morale is high and army is fairly well supplied through Eastern Bloc and Mozambican arms trade, compulsory military service for youth at various times starting at age 18 and ending at age 22, pro-government people's militias organized by army in villages and in capital with small arms
Democratic Resistance Army
Leader: Jorge Campín/theAnarch, age 36, since 1975
Commanders: Joseph Nenda/Nial Fossjet (age 33), Raimundo Mário Ndalu/ryacku (age 31)
Popularity: 16% in Nda areas, 1% everywhere else
Goal: Defeat Communism
Members: est. 13000
Strength: Has bases in neighboring Malawi with military presence in the Dachatu and Bedechu districts, founded in 1975, firmly organized and dedicated followers, small-scale and occasional terrorist attacks focusing on infrastructure, backed by the Malawian and South African governments
District #1: 3
District #2: 2
District #3: 1
District #4: 1
District #5: 1
District #6: 1
Light Industry Construction: 1
Heavy Industry Construction: 1
Border Control: 2
Technological Research: 0
Foreign Aid: 0
Nuclear Energy: 0
Other Energy: 0
Free Credits: 0
Credit Income: 0
Debt Credits: 0
March 8th, 2011, 06:29 PM
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