Post by thedarkestofangels on Oct 21, 2014 6:58:15 GMT
The United States of Africa
The United States of Africa was formed from the bloody aftermath of two centuries of conflict, plague, and warfare with a single, powerful, and unified space-faring nation with sovereign control over what is (during the 20th century) most of Africa, except what was Egypt, northern Sudan, Eastern Libya, and the northern areas of Tunesia, Algeria, and Morocco. The nation has the Solar System's most powerful economy by a large margin and has influence all over the Solar System.
USAfrica has been a nation since the early 23rd century after a long and bloody conflict that followed the collapse of the world economy and plague that itself began in the early 21st century. However, the cultural history of Africa as a whole is relatively recent. Africa is a nation of hundreds of cultures, thousands of languages, and millions of peoples across just as many landscapes. The very idea of a culture of "Africa" is a bit aberrant despite the unified infrastructure but with the entire continent unified under one government, this has been shifting over many decades. As such, the culture and language is often different and variable depending upon your geographic location, based upon some of the most ancient cultures in human history and others that are much more recent.
Although USAfrica has adopted an official language and a secondary language (English and French, respectively), dozens if not hundreds of languages are spoken all across the country and this is a key factor in why the cultures can be so variable from location to location. Many of these languages have spread across the Solar System due to colonization and expansion and the resulting trade and influencing cultures but have not replaced English as the dominant trade language in the world and even within Africa.
Christianity and Islam are major religions across Africa (though Christianity constitutes a larger portion of the electorate), although the influence they possess upon government has been waning over the decades due to increasing trends toward secularism in governance.
USAfrica elects representatives into a three-body federal government similar to a sort of combination of the United States' Constitutional Republic and that of England's Constitutional Monarchy where a Parliament is elected through the (direct) democratic process, the position of King or Queen is hereditary, and the Supreme Court is approved by an electorate system by the governments of each state. There is a separation of powers, but the parliament is the most powerful body, followed by the Supreme Court, and the ruling Monarch.
The Capital of USAfrica is the City of Brazzaville.
The modern economy of USAfrica is rooted in its deep manufacturing and technology base and vast resources that in the past were inefficiently exploited and squandered due to corruption in its distant past, but this is no longer the case. In USAfrica's early days, the regulatory body against private enterprise was light to almost non-existent but several protests and human/worker's rights revolutions changed this landscape in later decades. Currently, the economy is experiencing a major paradigm shift due to cheap and widely available robotic workers thanks to their advanced AI that has affected the economic landscape, the political landscape, and the cultural landscape.
USAfrica has the most powerful military in the Solar System with air, space, land, and water branches that influence nearly every area of the Earth and a recently established branch that extends into space, especially around Earth and Luna but with the intention of establishing a military presence on Mars. The military uses a mixture of robotic and human personnel with military robots as the primary infantry using human special forces.
The USAfrica uses high tech war machines for air, land, sea, and space and can quickly adapt to any combat situation on the fly and regarding long-term planning. The African military is highly flexible, highly trained, and technologically advanced.