|The Federal Bommese Union
|Motto: For unity, for life, for tradition.|
and Largest City
|Government||Semi-democratic Unitary State|
|-||Elder Counselor||Ojevi Kɑ'ɑtsin|
|-||Head Senator||ðefɤs ʃpɤtʃa|
|Time zone||SCT (SCT+6)|
|Drives on the||right|
Bomo (Bomo: bomo [IPA]), officially the Federal Bommese Union, is a country located on the east coast of Puzimm, bordered on the west by Sonka, and on the north an east by the Sea of Lahan. Bomo is tied closely to the countries of Lahan, as most of the Lahiri peoples that did not migrate to Lahan long ago now live in modern day Bomo. The most of the languages spoken in Bomo belong to the Baredinan branch of the Lahiri language family, but some Trans-Ebo-Puzimm languages are also spoken in Bomo by minority groups. Bomo's history is mostly characterized by the Neviran occupation, and then by the civil war that occured years later. As a result of this civil war, Bomo has an interesting government, with two separate government entities, the oligarchical Council and the democratic Senate, working together to govern the nation. Bomo is an nation made of mostly rural farmers and fishermen, although it does have a few cities that are more developed.
- 1 Etymology
- 2 History
- 3 Geography
- 4 Politics
- 5 Economy
- 6 Demographics
- 7 Culture
- 8 See also
The Lahiri Kings
For many years before and after the Lahiri Migration, parts of Bomo were controlled by small kingdoms, although most of the population lived in villages, and were relatively unaffected by the comings and goings of rulers.
The Unification of Bomo
Bomo was unified in the eary 1300s after King Zal Tundis conquered Ka'atsinen. He then joined in an alliance with each of eleven other Bommese kings, each one conquering his land with the help of Zal Tundis' powerful army, forming the beginning of the Bommese Nation. At this point in history, all counselor seats were passed down via family ties, even in the modern Azure districts. This unification placed Ka'atsinen as the most powerful of the districts, a title they hold into the modern era, 700 years later.
The Azure Rebellion
In the 1500s, what is known as the Azure movement began in inland Bomo. The counselors at the time ruled absolutely over their districts, and this caused significant corruption and oppression in the nation. Tired of not having a voice. The Azure movement started in Winbini. The movement advocated for the rights of the people, and quickly gained popularity among the people. The movement successfully forced the Winbini royals out of office in 1539. The leader of the movement, a woman named ?? took the seat, and declared Winbini the first "Azure District". Similar events occurred in ?? in 1542, ?? and ?? in 1546, ?? in 1553, and ?? in 1561.
The Balak occupation of Bomo began in 1874 with the first Balak-controlled counselor taking office in Zóʃeseh ʋekróm, although at the time this counselor was not known to be a puppet leader. De jure rule did not begin, however, until the leasing of part of Zóʃeseh ʋekróm to the Balak Empire in 1879. Further Balak puppet leaders took office in Von Zóʃeseh ʋekróm in 1877, in ?? in 1883, and in ?? in 1886. Colonial governments entered Von Zóʃeseh ʋekróm in 1891. Balak influence continued strongly until 1934 with the assassination of the Balak-Controlled counselor of ??, and the taking of the Counselor position by a member of the newly forming Modernist movement. This was followed in 1939 by the assassination of the Counselor of ??, and the taking of the throne by a second Modernist Counselor. The Balaks were officially ousted in 1952 following the collapse of the Balak Empire.
Bommese Civil War
There are three main factions in Bommese politics. The first are the Traditionalists. They are the most conservative of the three, and their main beliefs include support of the Council and the removal of the Senate, and in the support of the legal implementation of the traditional three gender system. The second party, the Centrists, is less conservative than the Traditionalists, and emphasizes the importance of the rights and liberties of the Bommese People, favoring small government and supporting both houses almost equally. The Modernists are the final party, and are the most liberal of the Parties. They support the Senate over the Council, and fight for the equal opportunities of all, including the removal of all legal gender and the implementation of welfare systems.
The Bommese government is a two house system. The first house is the Council of Elders, which is the older of the two houses. It has existed ever since the Bomo was first united. The Council is a group of twelve Oligarchs, who can gain power in one of two ways. First, there are the six Crimson Counselors, who pass their titles down to their firstborn son upon death. On the other hand, there are the six Azure Counselors, who pass their titles down to a person of their choice upon their death. Each position within the Council has its own traditions and domain. One of these that is to note is the Elder Counselor, who is an Azure Counselor, and is tasked with overseeing the Council. The second, younger house is the Senate. The Senate is made of 120 representatives who are elected every six years. It was instituted following a civil war, and is seen as the voice of the People. It is seen as the voice of the people, and is associated with the the colors green and yellow. The Head Senator is elected every three years by the Senate, and is tasked only with overseeing the Senate and being the public image of the Senate. Together, the two houses are referred to as the Congress, and they work together to make decisions. In order to make the two houses equal, the vote of a Counselor is worth twenty votes of a Senator, making is so that the two houses have equal amounts of votes.
Bomo is split into twelve states, each with its own governor and state governments. Six of the states are also home to royal families, the families of Crimson Counselors, and these are the wealthier states. The other six are larger, but overall poorer. Most of the larger cities are in the smaller Crimson states, and most of the farmland is in the larger People's states.
Due to its peaceful tendencies and relatively low wealth, Bomo is on good standings with most of its neighbors. They are very open to tourists from other countries, as well as immigrants, although immigration rates into Bomo are pretty low.
Bomo does not have a large military, and the soldiers it does have are mostly militia that work as farmers.
The Bommese economy is supported mostly by farming and fishing, and the major crops include tropical fruits, rice, and soy. There is also a substantial nickel industry in some parts of Bomo.
Public Transport in Bomo is very limited, mostly consisting of buses and a few trains. Private transportation is mostly by animals or by mopeds. There is only one airport, in the Capital.
Bomo uses mostly fossil fuels and biofuels, but wind and solar energy is on the rise.
Science and technology
Bomo is not incredibly technologically advanced, and most citizens do not have access to internet, except in the cities. There are some foreign companies that have set up labs around the country for the purposes of agricultural research and other related fields.
There is not significant tourism in Bomo, except for some in the Capital, mostly by Puzimmese or Lahani people.
There are a number of Ethnic groups present in Bomo, and the members of those groups are often very proud of their ethnicity.
Although spoken as a native tongue in a minority of the country, the official language of Bomo is the language of the same name. This language is the largest modern language of the Barendinan branch of the Lahiri language family. Other major languages also exist, however, mostly being of Trans-Ebo-Puzimm origin. Winbinako is also spoken in parts of the country, especially in Winbini.
The dominant religion in Bomo is a mass of closely related small religions that are native to the region. Many of the older sects revere the Council of Elders as a sacred entity, with a very small minority worshipping them as gods. They believe in a large pantheon of gods, that includes major deities, minor deities, demigods, sacred creatures, and even some ascended humans, mainly great leaders of the past. The most important deities vary from place to place, and it is very common for there to be many deities for any given subject, especially important ones like fertility and the harvest.