Cananganam

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The People's Kuulist Federation of Cananganam
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Anthem: Destiny is Yours
Official languages Cananganamese
Religion State Atheism
Demonym Cananganamese
Government Presidential Dictatorship
 -  President Hūt Ṣunhútē Ā́ktisā
 -  Chairman of the People's National Kuulist Party Hūt Ṣunhútē Ā́ktisā
Legislature People's Assembly
 -  Upper house People's Commission
Establishment
 -  First Cananganamese State c.1348 or c.1357 
 -  Kuulist Coup June 7, 1922 
 -  First Cananganamese Civil War June 23, 1922 - April 2, 1978 
 -  Second Cananganamese Civil War March 21, 2002 - Present 
Population
 -  2017 estimate 67,500,000
 -  2005 census 61,457,290
GDP (nominal) estimate
 -  Total $165.27 Billion
 -  Per capita $2,450
HDI Decrease .678
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Cananganam is a Naguan State predominantly populated by Asuranesians.

Etymology

The believed source of Cananganam's name comes from a Proto-Asuranesian word meaning “black” *kneʔ-n, referring to the fertile jungle soils of Cananganam.

History

Cananganam was originally settled by hunter-gatherer peoples during the early neolithic era, generally assumed to be the Hisirudic peoples. These hunter-gatherer societies likely subsisted on local fauna and flora such as bananas, deer and fish with some evidence of animal husbandry in the form of pigs and chickens, although some scholars consider the introduction of pigs to the Hisirudic peoples to coincide with the Asuranesian expansions. Evidence indicating the use of smaller-scale boats than their Asuranesian neighbors, points towards a demand for large scale fishing among these early peoples where possible, as nets, tools made of either stone or bone, and hooks dating back as far as 3000 BC have been discovered along the coasts of some of Cananganam's interior lakes.

Chalcolithic Period

Around 2500 BC, the Cananganamese had begun to create larger scale settlements along the coast during their migration, driving the native hunter-gatherers inland. The complexity of these early Cananganamese societies in was considerably higher than that of the preceding Hisirudic communities. Through the introduction of agriculture, slash-and-burn practices became widespread to make way for the production of farmland needed to fulfill the needs of the growing Cananganamese population, ultimately changing the local biosphere and societies in the process. Evidence of trade with mainland Boroso lies in early glassworks from this period as the compositions of these pieces often include natron, commonly found along the west coast of Boroso.

There is strong evidence that craftsmanship exploded in form and diversity during the era of the early Cananganamese kingdoms, as materials such as bronze, lead, gold, jade, mercury, and diamonds were utilized in extravagant art forms, paving the path for many cultural developments and the establishment of an early caste system, where those wealthy enough to afford these extravagances were held in higher regard over those who only held wealth in name or in the shape of land. Glasswork was exceptionally prized during this period for its appeal as a gem and was seen as being a reflection of the world's energy, leading to several Cananganamese myths regarding the material.

Classical Period

By 900 BCE, writing had reached Cananganam, coming from Dhwer in the form of a Cuneiformic script, utilized for both stockpiles and artistic forms. Cananganamese societies saw a massive increase in population during this time, reaching a height of roughly 10 million, exceeding the populations of several other nations during this period, thanks to its early adoption of hygienic practices such as separating stockpiles of refuse and fecal matter from water stockpiles and the application of natron in early soaps. Trade during this time flourished, with Cananganamese sailors expanding as far south as Yakormonyo and Faknirland and as far north as Danshapu by 100 CE. These trade routes would expand as value was found in trading with the Asuranesian Island Kingdoms, with naval ranges almost quadrupling as Cananganamese sailors were recorded reaching Atsiq in 800 CE, Jute by 1200 CE, and possibly Ystel by 1300 CE.

Trade dominated Cananganamese society and, as a result, a newly created caste named the Uvas (Classical form: Umbẓā́), referring to their status as free citizens, led to some upheaval in the social structure of Cananganam. A three way distinction had existed between the Monarchs (Classical form: Titpyā́), the poor known as Unas (Classical form: ūnā́), and the slaves known as Nammans (Classical form: Námmaṇṭṣē), but the newly created caste came to be the middle class, while the peasants continued to remain in their less than admirable positions. As a result, revolts became common in the cities for some time during the period between 400 BC and 100 BC. This dissidence within the lower classes resulted in the Uvas trading abroad for slaves, purchasing them with products of jade, gold, and lead. As a result, the workforce of Cananganam shifted from its reliance on the already poorer classes for indentured servants separated from their homelands.

However, from 352 BC into 348 BC, there was a massive revolt of the lower classes in several kingdoms, demanding the removal of all slaves from Cananganam. The war lasted several years, and led to the slaughter of thousands of slaves, eventually forcing the Monarchs to agree to concessions with the lower classes, wherein all slaves purchased from abroad would be made into eunuchs and the sale of the children of slaves born in Cananganam was to be strictly prohibited. This led to a decline in Cananganam's overall population and a decline in the power of the Uvas, who were reliant on the slave trade to supply cheap labor that could not be supplied by the lower classes due to the danger of the work involved. A decline in Cananganam's economy led to further problems after this period, leading to the collapse of several kingdoms through civil war and strife, which in turn led to larger kingdoms forming within the region. Eventually, slavery would be re-introduced into Cananganam and the region saw an increase in trade once more. To prevent the problems of the centuries before, the Unas were given the right to craftsmanship, meaning that only free individuals were permitted to create artwork or participate actively in cultural events. However, the introduction of these laws only delayed the problems for some time.

The Canamic culture saw further expansion onto the islands of the Southwest around 250 BCE, but the unexpected formation of a new religion on the mainland had created dissent and left the kingdoms unable to conquer the islands. This new religion took hold of Cananganam, teaching reincarnation and redemption in the way of actions. Founded by Rankitsee, this new belief system was referred to as Jhattsee. Rankitsee was differentiated from other prophets of the time in that he advocated peaceful resistance and was himself from the Uvas, giving him some political sway among colleagues. Within 200 years, Jhattsee had taken hold amongst the majority of Cananganam and had begun to influence other regions where Cananganamese trade persisted. Eventually, through the influence of Jhattsee, the slave trade dwindled and the lower classes were integrated into the Uvas while the pre-existing slave caste were brought into the fold of the Unas.

United Cananganam

Civil War

Kuulist Governance

Turmoil in Hisirudic Territories

The 1980 Genocide

Ceasefire of 2001

Conflict Today

Economy

Cananganam originally was based on a jewelry and textile based industry after its industrialization, however, due to poor economic regulations, many of its sources of income were overexploited and the country's economy fell into disrepair. The economy, having to compete with that of Dhwer and Lhavres, simply could not catch up to them in terms of production and any factories that had existed in Cananganam had simply relocated to those nations leaving Cananganam with little more than a fishing and agriculture-based economy which exists still to this day.