Magali

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Republic of Kwagali
Kwâkarió, Kåkådli
Flag
CapitalMagali
Regional languages Teixo, Yavodna, Xukaku language
Minority languages Xingap language
Demonym Magalese
Government
 -  Leader
Area
 -  367,472 km2
141,882 sq mi
Population
 -  estimate 51,115,000
 -  Density 139/km2
360/sq mi
Gini29
low
HDI 0.808
very high
Time zone SCT -1
 -  Summer (DST) not observed (SCT)
Drives on the right
Calling code +21

Magali

Etymology

Magali

History

Prehistory

c. 50,000 BCE: First migration wave of humans in Soltenna, arriving from Ekuosia through Terminian land bridges, with first steps on Soltenna being on modern-day Quaxin Xun.

c. 3000 BCE: Ngerupic peoples, speaking Wa Ñi, begin to spread throughout Akulanen from their initial Urheimat in what is now northwestern Magali. This diffusion is mainly due to domestication of goats and cultivation of cassava and related tubers.

c.500 BCE: Ngerupic people in what is now Magali have differentiated into Mañi, Macro-Dapen speakers, Southern, Kumadnyu speakers, Ejaaku people, Northern Mountain people. In the west, Theweric people have settled on atolls near Magali.

Letsatian period

c. 50 BCE: First contact with Terminians.

25-100 CE: Magali becomes de jure part of the Letsatian Empire.

c. 180 CE: First centralized Ngerupic states in what is now Magali, mainly coastal city-states. Conflict with the rapidly-declining Letsatia over the next decade. Much Letsatian infrastructure is destroyed.

Early states

c. 300 CE: The Pacanti Tattini kingdom controls most of the Magalese highlands with an emphasis on scholarship, architecture, and written culture.

708 CE: Formation of the Iarisuko Dynasty in southwest Magali as a reaction to Terminian influence and beginning of large-scale agricultural infrastructure in the region.

c. 800 CE: Northern Magalese trade intensifies with Soltenna through Nagu.

c. 900 CE: Yaañitsuko begins to trade with Boroso and Dhwer.

c. 1130 CE: Magalese trade cycles along Nagu through Soltenna pick up speed.

Classical Magalese period

c. 1200 CE: Northern Magali conquers southern Magali in a protracted war that mainly takes place over harsh mountain terrain. Introduction of ‘modern’ technology like metallurgy to many isolated mountain peoples. Northern Magali adopts the Yaañitsuko trade cycles as Dhwer finally disintegrates.

1330 CE: Following climatic change and political turmoil, the Yaañitsuko trade cycles cease.

Terminian period

c. 1350-1400 CE: Much of southern and coastal Magali is under control of Terminia.

1483 CE: Cataclysmic earthquake and tsunami ravage most of southern Magali.

Bavkir period

c. 1500 CE: Devotionist Bavkirs colonize much of coastal Magali.

c. 1600 CE: Algazi merchants spread into coastal Akulanen.

c. 1650 CE: Bavkir influence fades in Magali. Power vacuum results in many squabbling city-states in southern Magali. Silent Coast begins to develop its unique culture.

Silver Age

1661 CE: Southern Magali is unified after more than a decade of conflict into the Aituxe State (Mountain Origin), which occupies much of western Amerhan.

1668 CE: The Aituxe State expands northwards, bringing most of the highlands and coast under its control as well.

c. 1700 CE: Algazi influence no longer felt in Akulanen.

1735 CE: The Kingdom of Amerhan retakes its former territory from the Aituxe State.

1781: Southern Magali’s Silver Age comes to an end as corruption and infighting break it into several principalities, including the Silent Coast State.

Premodern Magali

1802-1810: Trade war between Saoppur (allied with Magali) and Qonklaks over Magalese sea cucumber trade.

mid-19th century: Magali ostensibly unified, although actually not in practice.

1918: Unrest in Magali between wealthy traders and less-wealthy farmers, culminating in its transition to Modern Thought, a Kuulist-esque political philosophy derived from Balkism in the early 1920s.

Modern Magali

1920s: Land redistribution.

1930: Silent Coast granted autonomous status, along with the western atolls, the northern island, and the Ejaaku islands.

Late 1950 CE: Various environmental disasters such as flooding, overcrowding, and landslides lead to a reorganization and rededication of the Magalese government for zoning and land management purposes. Land reform is made complete with the state-instituted urbanization of Magali.

1952 CE: Tension between Magali and Helsonia as a result of Helsonia’s new alliance with Qonklaks and changing policy in Magali, culminating in Helsonia’s seizure of southeastern Magali. Magali-Helsonia Split made official.

2005: Magali takes advantage of Helsonia’s collapse to seize territory in its southeast which had been separated for many decades.

Early 2018: Magali becomes Wreath observer amidst the Soltennan Crisis

Geography

Magali is divided into a highland northeast and a lowland south, separated by formidable mountains.

The highest point in Magali is 6130 m in elevation, in central Magali. Another notably high region is in Magali's northwest.

Geology

Magali is largely of medium geological age, older in the lowland south and younger in the northwest.

Climate

While the entire country experiences distinct wet 'summers' and dry 'winters' in a tropical climate, the highland tends to be cooler and dryer throughout, especially in the east and near the mountains. The lowlands tend to be hotter and wetter throughout the year: often the adjacent hills experience landslides and flooding. The Magalese coastline is characterized by mangroves.

The climate of the offshore islands such as the northern island and the atolls is quite different, with the heavy influence of the ocean producing more constant rain.

Biodiversity

Magali's high mountains and diverse geography has yielded a high biodiversity. Tapirs, tea, many tubers, as well as spices like ginger, galangal, turmeric, cinnamon and vanilla are all native to Magali.

Politics

Government

Magali adheres to Modern Thought, a Balko-Kúúlist offshoot adapted to indigenous religion and culture, with a particular focus on environmental issues.

Administrative divisions

Magali is centrally administered except for Silent Coast, western atolls, northern island, and western islands.

Within the central administration, Magali is generally divided into northwest, northeast, and south, paralleling the major languages used.

Foreign relations

Magali has a history of neutrality. It is particularly close to Quaxin Xun, Aayke Ngol, Shohai, and Eimam.

Military

Magali has a military. Its navy and marines are especially developed, and its army is proficient in techniques pertaining to Magali's difficult terrain.

Economy

Magali's economy is largely based on technology, shipping, tourism, and agriculture (particularly luxury foods).

Transport

Magali is connected by roads and railroads. Travel across the high mountains is still best accomplished through aviation.

Energy

Magali's main source of energy is natural gas.

Science and technology

Tourism

Tourism is a major industry in Magali, particularly eco-tourism.

Demographics

Ethnic groups

Magali is home to a great many ethnic groups: also, complicated 'caste'/'clan' systems are ubiquitous.

Urbanisation

Magali is less urbanized than most developed countries but its urbanization is very pronounced as a process of the 20th and 21st centuries. Certainly, most people live in cities, although there is nostalgia for the agrarian, rural way of life.

Language

The main languages of Magali are Teixo, Yavodna, and Xukaku language, the main lingua francas. Other languages with official status are Silent Language, a signed language with a long history used in Silent Coast, <insert-Ejaaku-language?>, Kēwul Ōlu, and <Magalese Mañi>.

It is also important to mention Coded Teixo, a language form often used in Silent Coast, which is a continuum of varieties ranging from Silent Language on one hand, to manually coded Teixo on the other.


Education

Magali's educational system is primary, secondary, and tertiary.

Healthcare

Religion

By far most people practice traditional Ngerupic religions, although these have been somewhat modified and unified by Modern Thought into the Magalese religion.

Culture

Heritage

Magalese national identity really only formed in the 1920s-1930s with Modern Thought.

Architecture

Magalese traditional architecture is usually made of plants/wood in the south and stone/dirt in the north, with sloped roofs. Nowadays its urban architecture has a style of its own, with octagonal blocks allowing space for street activity and vendors. Due to the hilly landscape, terraced apartment complexes are also common.

Literature

Art

Music and dance

Magalese music is broadly characterized by rhythm: 3/2 or 3/4 polyrhythms, or 6/8 time. Singing and a emphasis on bass strings are also noteworthy. Music and dance are integral parts of Magalese religion.

Theatre

Film

Cuisine

Magalese food is famously spicy. Common snacks include fried crickets with spice powder. Most meals involve mashed, baked or steamed tubers with a peanut-based or coconut-based stew and green vegetable of some sort. However, rice is becoming more popular. Tea is a popular beverage, and warm water is ubiquitous.

Magalese people usually eat with their hands or a spoon. Chopsticks, forks and knives are mainly found in restaurants serving non-native cuisine.

A popular dessert is starch balls with peanut-sugar powder or fresh fruit.

Sport

Symbols

The flag represents land/vegetation, water/sky, and clouds/snow.

See also