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A Sector is the common term used to refer any political, militaristic and/or economic union of nations within a specific region of influence that was founded after the Sectoral Revolution of 2032.
Whilst similar in definition to that of unions like the European Union and African Union of ages past, Sectors currently (or at least at some time during their founding and operation) have operated in very similar fashions to that autonomous nations headed by a singular state. This can be likened in ways to the Soviet Union, a likeness of which that is further reinforced by Sectors normally being very capable military powers.
Sectors were formed primarily as a reaction to both the foundation of the North American Alliance: its violation of nuclear proliferation treaties, dismissal of agreements with the United Nations and latterly their conquest of the middle east, as well as the following eruption of the Yellowstone Supervolcano, opening the floodgates to ensuing social chaos and international economic disintegration. However, the change was to truly witness aggressive international development with the rise of another expansionist power, the ultra-nationalist Union of Russian Republics, eventually leading to what seemed to be a domino effect of Sectors being founded, with the People's Republic of Asia and the European Commonwealth formed in direct response to the threat of Russian aggression. This quartet of superstates (commonly known as "The Big Four") are generally regarded to have influenced the development of similar geopolitical organisations developing throughout the rest of the globe.
Unlike Empires, the individual nations of sectors do retain independence (at least, on paper) and some degree of autonomy, intended to exist simultaneously independent yet unified. They normally retain their own flags, national anthems, governments and national identities, and are initially in theory permitted to leave the sector at any time. The passage of time and corruption of government has since eroded this in some form or another from nation to nation.
Often labelled by many marxist-influenced and other left wing scholars as the ultimate and inevitable decay of capitalism into corporate fascism, many Sectors have since come to be ruled by totalitarian centres of power, often being revolutionised and kept under control with planned economies, powerful governments and a constant presence of military to safeguard the controlling minorities from the threats of economic failure, competing powers and the class action of the very masses of exploited workers themselves.
The average rate of exchange rates for the commonly used currencies of the world against the United States Dollar is as follows in the year 2121:
- 1.00 North American Dollar
- 14.50 Russian Roubles
- 3.14 Asian Yuan
- 0.03 Royal Euros
- 9.78 Indian Rupees
- 1.25 Saudi Riyals
- 13.44 African Capitals
- 547.68 African Worker's Credits
- 0.03 South American Euros1
- 981.58 Imperial Liberation Pesos
- 15286724557243975690114673568214658893.02 Central American Patriotic Fatherland Dollars
- 0.55 Australian Dollars
1. The South American Euro is a provisional currency that has been adopted for trade with the European Commonwealth. It can only be exchanged for Royal Euros.
- See Sectors
In the ensuing decades after the 2032 revolution, the twelve sectors have continued to remain standing, surviving internal uprisings, invasions, border changes, natural disasters and economical failures. Whilst trade agreements and treaties rise and fall between these powers, historically many (and at times, all) of the twelve have existed largely as self-aligned powers, allying and opposing neighbours merely on the currents of opportunism. The current total population of the internationally recognised Sectoral states is 9,766,374,819 (c.2121).
Riding a wave of success birthed from tremors from almost three centuries ago, the United States was the dominant imperialist power until the close of the 21st century, and remains to the present date as a considerable world power. Due to monumental debt, an indecisive oligarchy and senate, a failing economy, and largely outdated approaches towards national issues, Sector I's placing has slowly slipped over the decades. If it weren't for slap-dash reforms and the conquest of the Middle East of recent history granting more workable land and a cheap workforce to refill US coffers, the sector would have crumbled long ago.
Grounded upon a regime initially founded during the late 1940's, with its true financial and military might revealing itself in the 1990's, Central Asia's large population, efficient government, infrastructure, military and industry has allowed it to become the most powerful sector in the world.
A capitalist dictatorship formed from a military union, being completely controlled by Event Horizon Enterprises.
A crumbling sector controlled by various businesses, with little semblance of possessing any sort of stable government.
Self-sufficient communist regime.
Infamously politically unstable, being plagued by corruption, an inefficient government and threats both internal and external.
With an efficient government, workforce, military, technological capabilities, economy and national morale garnered after launching itself upon the world stage with a self-rightous reunification with historical territories, Sector II stands as the third most powerful Sector of the world.
Rebuilt from the ashes of the European union and headed at the fore by the three nations of Germany, France and the United Kingdom, Europe has played many cards correctly in reforming its economy and infrastructure to rise only just above Russia as the second greatest superpower of the world.
A military allience formed in response to Americas aggressive takeover of the Middle East, with its nations caving into ever more frequent civil unrest and a growing economical crisis.
In theory a communist regime that in reality is more of a loose alliance of several states.
An elected conservative monarchy caught in the throes of war against the People's South American Republic.
A military dictatorship, the Republic of Australia is currently America's new pet project.
Non Sector Affiliated Nations
Despite the far majority of states swearing fealty to their local sectors, there still exists many nations unyielding to the pressures of sector-hood due to any number of situations.
Due to its crucial strategic location, Afghanistan has been hotly contested in a long period of ongoing skirmishes between the American Confederation, the Union of Russian Republics, the People's Republic of Central Asia and the United Federation of India. Any remnants of sovereign Afghani government have either fled the country, been killed off, or remain splintered between the four spheres of military influence.
Constant political tension between warlord factions has thinned out its workforce, placing its major exports of cotton and subsistence agriculture below profitable margins. Due to such, the nation has not attracted any interest from the neighbouring sectors VII and VIII.
Unable to maintain any solid national political power after the fall of the New African Alliance, the Central African Republic has split into dozens of warlord states. Survives primarily on diamond exports.
Ravaged by disease, the differing inputs and conflicts of hundreds of bickering warlords, and a full-scale invasion from the Sector XI Central American Zone, the Democratic Republic of Congo has become as much as a nation as its surrounding chaos-ridden contemporaries.
Depletion of oil reserves has seen Equatorial Guinea become a battle ground mainly between various warlord factions and Sector VIII.
Officially part of the Commonwealth of Asia. Continued conflict with the Restored White Armies has meant that the nation are considered one of the most dangerous places in the world to live in, with many regions in ruin or even irradiated.
Officially part of the Commonwealth of Asia, and currently its capital nation after Japan was compromised.
Newly formed nation in the upper territories of the Democratic Republic of Congo, being established and run by the Enlightened Neo-Luminous Army.
Warlord state much like the Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda is subject to miserable poverty levels. Almost half of the nation is irradiated from past conflict.
Retaining its status as the seat of the Holy See and Pope, the Vatican is officially a neutral nation although many consider the city-nation in practice to be part of the Commonwealth of Europe.
Armenia has come heavily under Russian, American and European influence in recent years owing to its geostrategic position. Strong European military presence has seen it ward off a potential Russian invasion, although prevailing anti-Turkish sentiment has rendered European integration unlikely.
Warlord state, with neighbouring Sector VIII militias finding little incentive (or indeed competent military strength) to annex it, let alone run the risk of giving it yet another excuse to terrorise their peoples. The dominant warlords of Burundi are actively supported by Israel for military funding.
Rising economically to become an emerging nation in the year 2033 with the aid of the New African Alliance, the nation's capitalist alignment and high christian population has rendered it unattractive to both neighbouring sectors. Post 2050, the fall of petroleum demand worldwide spurred the nation to fall into economic recession. Presently the nation survives primarily on cocoa, cotton and coffee exports, and is co-managed by several factions both independently and Sector VIII aligned.
Mainly comprising of Taiwan, the Republic of China is also part of the Commonwealth of Asia.
Declared as the independent Second Cuban Republic after being freed from the grasp of the Sector XI Central American Zone during the July 4 Revolution.
Rife with provincial separatism. Its government's fervent anti-communist stance has generally prevented any peaceful relations to be developed with it and the Sector III Central Asia Zone, whilst the nation's large population and an improperly managed and privatised economy ruling invasion out as risky and non-profitable.
Caught in the throes of poverty, civil war and disease Liberia houses several strategic military bases occupied by America, who use it as a conduit to expand their interests in the region.
American military bases have largely secured its sovereignty from the expansion of Sector VIII.
Whilst independent, Myanmar is often labelled as the next nation to be absorbed by the Sector III Central Asia Zone as shown by vast corporate and industrial entanglements between the nation's government, its capitalist elite, and the bordering China.
Factional violence between rival Hutu and Tutsi factions remains extremely high, although the American backed Tutsi regime centred in Kigali has been able to allow the American Confederation to cement influence in the region.
Formed out of fear of Chinese imperialism, the Commonwealth of Asia has faced attacks from both the aforementioned Chinese and the Restored White Armies, with the former capital nation of Japan being reduced to a ruin of its former self.
On the grand political scale, the Eastern Alliance is too small and unstable of a sector to pose any real challenge militarily or economically.
Economical and Military Strength
Chronological ranking in terms of a sector's general standing upon the political stage, combining the weighted factors of GDP, defence spending, population, and technology.
|Ranking||CNP Rating||Average Positioning Trends (2111-2121)||Notes|
|United Federation of India||74||⬆ +15%||predicted to rise in position above American Confederation by 2130 (following current trends)|
|60.5||-||closely positioned with Federal Democratic Republic of South America|
|60.2||-||closely positioned with People's South American Republic|
|Democratic Republic of Africa||50.1||⬇ -15%|
|League of Arab Nations||43||⬇ -20%|
Human Development Index
The Human Development Index (HDI) is a composite statistic of life expectancy rates, literacy rates, gross domestic product per capita, and national combined gross enrolment rates in education used to rank countries into four tiers of human development. As shown, this index is not sufficient in detailing a nation's equality and measure of human freedom.
Listed HDI and IHDI (inequality-adjusted) are based only on averages, and do not represent sectors on a nation-by-nation basis.
|European Commonwealth||Very High||n/a|
|Republic of Australia||Very High||Medium|
|Union of Russian Republics||High||Medium|
|United Federation of India||High||Medium|
|People's Republic of Central Asia||Medium||Low|
|People's South American Republic||Medium||n/a|
|League of Arab Nations||Medium||Low|
|Democratic Republic of Africa||Medium||Low|
|Federal Democratic Republic of South America||Low||Low|
|African People's Union of Lower Africa||Low1||Very Low|
|United Central American Republic||Very Low||Abysmal|
1. Broad average. Even within nations themselves, localised regions and even city states (e.g. New Zanzibar) often have different HDIs from neighbouring localities, ranking anywhere from very low to high.
- European Commonwealth - Very High
Some of the best education and medical facilities the world has to offer. 100% Literacy rate, often exceeding itself with many citizens being mili-lingual. High GDP per capita, compulsory primary and secondary schooling for every citizen.
- Republic of Australia - Very High/High
Literacy rate is very high with some of the most poorly developed pacific and south-east asian regions taken out of the equation. Readily available education in Australia and New Zealand, with many high-class universities bested only by European, Indian and some American facilities. Widely available and affordable healthcare. High GDP per capita mainly due to mining and biodiesel industry.
- Union of Russian Republics - High
Comprehensive education and healthcare available to those who can afford it. With the far majority of all world class services privatised and unrestricted by regulations of fair trade, most of the population has little choice but to make do with state provided and any local services, and these varies widely in quality from region to region. High GDP per capita.
- United Federation of India - High
World class healthcare and education facilities available to the more well off of people. The majority of the populace are treated mostly similar by many free facilities, however the vast population simply draw out waiting times and strain the resources of medical facilities, with many dying waiting to be treated. Relitavely high enrolement ratios and literacy rates, however only a fraction of the populace actually can afford to attend tertiary education.
- American Confederation - High
World class healthcare and education facilities blockaded only by staggering medical and tuition bills, filtering out the low and working classes from proper healthcare and higher education. Literacy and enrolement rates at a medium to a weak high.
- People's Republic of Central Asia - Medium
- People's South American Republic - Medium
- League of Arab Nations - Medium
- Democratic Republic of Africa - Medium/Low
- Federal Democratic Republic of South America - Medium/Low
- African People's Union of Lower Africa - Low
- United Central American Republic - Low
|People's South American Republic||11.00||Full democracy|
|American Confederation||4.48||Hybrid regime|
|People's Union of Africa||3.901||Authoritarian regime1|
|Republic of Australia||3.85||Authoritarian regime|
|Democratic Republic of Africa||3.80||Authoritarian regime|
|League of Arab Nations||3.802||Authoritarian regime2|
|Federal Democratic Republic of South America||3.67||Authoritarian regime|
|European Commonwealth||3.60||Authoritarian regime|
|United Federation of India||3.10||Authoritarian regime|
|People's Republic of Central Asia||2.40||Authoritarian regime|
|Union of Russian Republics||1.00||Authoritarian regime|
|United Central American Republic||-1.00||Authoritarian regime|
1. Broad mean. Even within nations themselves, localised regions and even city states (e.g. New Zanzibar) often have different Democracy ratings from neighbouring localities, ranking anywhere from authoritarian regimes to full democracies.
2. Mean score taken across constituent member states of the League of Arab Nations.
Attitudes to Elementals
- Sector I: The majority of people born with Elemental abilities are shunned by the wider populace and treated as social outcasts, as they were the target of witch hunts in days past. This contempt descends into hatred in the case of Shadow and Fire Elementals who are frequently compared to the spawn of the underworld. Conversely, Light Elementals typically garner a great deal of respect, as their powers mimic that of messianic figures. Governmental bodies exist tasked with the categorisation of citizens born with elemental powers.
- Sector II: The populace are heavily monitored and Individuals that demonstrate signs of elemental control are removed from daily life to be evaluated by the system. Those that do not display a threshold keidis score of 500 are purged. Those that do are retained for experimentation, research and development in the field of biomechanical weapons.
- Sector III: Due to the interest of the government in the affairs of the people, most major Chinese cities, militaristic training academies exist to harness the potential of citizens that have been blessed with elemental talents. While it provides a place of specialised education, tailored towards helping children born with elemental abilities integrate fully into modern society, many foreign critics note the heavy emphasis on military discipline and the almost guaranteed training of adolescents for special operations roles in the armed forces
- Sector IV: People with elemental powers are expected to carry ID Cards that display their Q-code upon them and they are monitored by the Euro Affairs Intelligence. They are widely tolerated in daily life and granted the same opportunities as every other citizen to better themselves. A few departments exist that employ those born with powers in specialised roles and it has been noted that clandestine security services have a particular interest in acquiring them as agents.
- Sector V: Falls under caste system. Producing an elemental child might make a family move around it. Some may be recruited for specialised roles in the Event Horizon Security Cartel.
- Sector VI: Only members of the Royal Family are permitted to wield Elemental abilities, and religious fear has been used to instil hatred of normal people being granted these gifts. Regular citizens found to possess powers are usually terminated by agents of the Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice when it is discovered that they possess a power.
- Sector VII: Largely tolerated in day to day society. Ghost_K were formerly employed by Calypso Industries from 2106 to 2116 to monitor the region and process all citizens that were born with elemental powers. After Ghost_K's forced dismissal and expulsion from Cairo, a replacement system was deemed too expensive and inefficient to be worth funding.
- Sector VIII: Elemental tolerance is wildly variable from state-to-state. Apartheid regimes exist in some countries that segregate them from the rest of society, while more liberal countries accept them and the less enlightened constituent states have attempted to eradicate them. A few organisations exist that are interested in the research and development of those born with elemental powers. The only common factor that can be found throughout the sector is that each region tends to have a governmental body tasked with the administration of Elementals.
- Sector IX: Frequently called upon to fulfil their special voluntary obligation to the state. Processed by the bureaucratic machinations of the incredibly democratic state.
- Sector X: Generally tend to be influential nobility. Government monitors those who display elemental powers.
- Sector XI: Completely unregulated by the government and are free to do what they like. Even organised crime can seem a bit too regimented for them. Cults of personality are common amongst crime bosses with elemental powers.
- Sector XII: Forced into the military - a stable political career in XII.