Himno Nacional de Bolivia
Population: ~ 400 million
68% urban, 32% rural
Cuzco (capital): 8.2 million
Tiwanaku: 5.4 million
Machu Picchu: 4.8 million
Chan Chan: 3.2 million
Ollantaytambo: 2.9 million
Language and Religion
Language: Runa Simi
Polytheistic, includes belief in reincarnation. The Sapa Inca is a descended from the sun. The major deities are:
? Inti ? Sun god and patron deity of the holy city of Cuzco (home of the sun)
? Mama Kilya ? Wife of Inti, called Moon Mother
? Viracocha ? Created all living things
? Pachamama ? The Goddess of earth and wife of Viracocha, people give her offerings of coca leafs and beer and pray to her for major agricultural occasions
? Apu Illapu ? Rain God
? Yakumama ? Means mother Water, represented as a snake, when she came to earth she transformed into a great river (also Illapa)
? Illapa ? Goddess of lightning and thunder (also Yakumama water goddess)
? Ayar Cachi ? God responsible for earthquakes
? Kuychi ? Rainbow God, connected with fertility
? Mama Occlo ? Wisdom to civilise the people: weaving and house building
? Manco C?pac ? known for his courage and sent to earth to become first king of the Incas, taught people how to grow plants, make weapons, work together, share resources, and worship the Gods
? Qochamama ? Goddess of the sea
? Sachamama ? Means Mother Tree, goddess in the shape of a snake with two heads
In addition to the major deities, Huacas were deific entities that resided in natural objects including mountains, boulders, and streams. Spirital leaders may appeal to Huacas for advice or assistance.
Economy and Natural Resources
Nouvelle Picardie?s economic policies do not easily fit into Western categories. Traditionally central planning was common with farmers often working for the majority of the year in labour crews working on public infrastructure (roads, aqueducts, state farms, palaces). All land is technically the property of the Sapa Inca although in practice most land is privatley managed.
The labour obligation to the state (Sapa Inca) still exists but has been reduced to a four months throughout the year from age 16 to 55. People may choose instead to pay an income tax in lieu of labour. The state provides freely available education, healthcare, childcare, and public transportation, as well as highly subsidising staple foods, electricity, natural gas, water, communications, insurance, and housing.
Income taxes do not apply to income earned from labour if four months of labour are provided to the state per year. After the age of 55 income taxes do apply although the labour obligation is dropped.
Taxes on resource extraction are high to encourage efficient use of resources and to reduce dependence on income taxes which may be easier to evade.
Sectors and Major Companies
The Central Bank of Nouvelle Picardie is responsible for the normal functions of a central bank as well as financing for state-owned enterprises. Smaller private and cooperative banks are common.
AndeanRail is responsible for all forms of land-based public transportation (rail, metro, and bus). The rail system is designed for both freight and passenger rail. High speed links existing between the largest cities, regular services, and low ticket prices make rail the most common means of intercity transport in the nation. AndeanAir is responsible for domestic and some international flights.
Andean Communications is responsible for public television, radio, and newspapers as well as the communications infrastructure. Andean Communications is responsible for providing programming in the national interest including news, educational, cultural, and sporting shows. Privately and cooperatively owned television, radio, and newspapers make up most of the remaining share of Nouvelle Picardie's media, although foreign media has some minor influence as well.
Electrical generation in Nouvelle Picardie has long been centred on hydroelectric production which accounts for ~70% of production. Fossil fuels, and to a lesser extent other renewables make up the remainer.
Agriculture: Coca, soybeans, maize, wheat, potatoes, cotton, hemp, flowers, coffee, sugarcane, lumber, fruits and vegetables, chica, wine, wool.
Mining: Natural gas, oil, lithium, copper, tin, zinc, iron, gold, silver.
Manufacturing: Textiles, chemicals, heavy equipment, machinery, pharmaceuticals.
Imports: Phosphates, agricultural products, lumber.
Exports: Machinery, steel, pharmaceuticals, agricultural products.
Defensive strategy would probably focus on resistance in uplands, holding river fronts, and damaging infrastructure to hinder enemy troop movements. The military focuses on defence, disaster relief, labour for public projects, and may possibly become involved in international peacekeeping and humanitarian aid. Militia is maintained to assist border security in case of an international crisis or travel restrictions.
Sheltered by the mountains to the east, Nouvelle Picardie?s military has for centuries planned to resist invasion from the sea.
Nouvelle Picardie?s monarch is the Sapa Inca, Titu Yupanki, (b. 1958), married to his ?sister? adopted immediately before the wedding, Pichka (b. 1962). Their son, Manqo (b. 1980) would be next in line for the throne. The Sapa Inca is both Head of State and Head of Government as well as overall commander of the military.
All land is formally owned by the Sapa Inca although in practice ownership is overwhelmingly in the hands of the people, with the state a distant second and religious authorities third.
Next in power to the Sapa Inca is the High Priest of the Sun, Micos Pahuac, responsible for the state religion.
A National Assembly, consisting of 170 members, is elected by universal sufferage over the age of 16. Each of the four provinces elect forty members and Cuzco elects ten members. The National Assembly meets in Cuzco and may draft and pass legislation, although the Sapa Inca most sign the legislation for it to go into effect.
Seventeen members of the National Assembly are elected by the members of the National Assembly to participate in the Council of the Realm. The Council of the Realm is responsible for relating the wishes of the people to the Sapa Inca and some of the Councillors are given nominal responsibility for a Department through a Cabinet position. The actual management of a Department is left to an unelected Assistant Councillor from the bureaucracy.
There are no formal parties although members tend to group by traditional/isolationist and modern/pro-trade and interaction with the outside world.
Premier: Curi Ussun (F)
Social Equality: Pillcu Palta (F)
Health: Apo Tupac (M)
Culture and Education: Urcon Atoc (M)
State Security: Micay Puma (F)
Industry: Runtu Cusi (F)
Environment and Rural Affairs: Maita Quenti (M)
Foreign Affairs: Inti Amuru (M)
Nouvelle Picardie is represented by Cuxi Anyas in the European Council. Nouvelle Picardie is not aligned with any of the European political parties but tends to take a pro-sovereignty stance on most issues.
Since the time of initial contact with Europeans the inhabitants of Nouvelle Picardie have sought to maintain their independence while adopting selected technologies and ideas.
Nouvelle Picardie was named by early European explorers to the region and the name has stuck as the indigenous name for the region would be roughly translated as ?the land of our people?.
Nouvelle Picardie was formed through the expansion of an empire over the surrounding regions by both military and non-military means. People were regularly redistributed throughout the empire resulting in a relatively uniform ethnic mix speaking one language. The state religion incorporated many of the deities from regions added to the empire alongside the pre-existing deities.
Prior to the arrival of the first Europeans in Nouvelle Picardie European diseases arrived resulting in the loss of more than 90% of the population over the time of two generations. Nouvelle Picardie may have been saved from conquest by the existence of an endemic virus, llama pox, which proved deadly to European explorers that had no resistance to the disease.
The spread of European disease and resulting demographic collapse shook the indigenous society and led to strict controls on contact with foreigners. One exception to this was a port on a small island of near the port city of Chan Chan where foreign traders were allowed.