Azania

Vital Statistics

Ethnic Makeup

  • Black 75.2% (Zulu (by far the largest group), the indigenous Xhosa and San tribes)
  • White 13.6%
  • Colored 8.6%
  • Indian 2.6%

Religious Beliefs

  • Christian 68% (includes most whites and Coloreds, about 60% of blacks and about 40% of Indians)
  • Muslim 2%
  • Hindu 1.5% (60% of Indians)
  • indigenous beliefs and animist 28.5%

Currency: Rand

History

  • 2039: A treaty seals the foundation of Azania, after a long civil war.
  • 2040: The country of Azania is formed and formally recognized

Politics

The region formerly known as South Africa continues to have ethnic strife between black and white, despite the reforms brought about by the end of apartheid during the end of the 20th century. If anything, the racism against metahumans is aggravated by the latent racist tension between the African tribes and the Anglo-Saxon people. The Boers and Humanis Policlub share many views, and the Zulu Elves similarly reject anyone who isn’t native and Elven.

There are 11 official languages, including Afrikaans, English, Ndebele, Northern Sotho, Sotho, Swazi, Tsonga, Tswana, Venda, Xhosa, and Zulu. Other spoken languages include several San (Bushman) dialects, Portuguese, German, Telugu, and Gujarati.

Geography

Climate: mostly semiarid; subtropical along east coast; sunny days, cool nights

Terrain: vast interior plateau rimmed by rugged hills and narrow coastal plain

Major Cities

  • Cape Town – the major port of the Cape Republic area
  • New Hlobane – formerly Pietermaritzburg, the Zulu Nation’s capital since 2039
  • Pretoria-Witwatersrand-Vaal
  • Johannisburg

Economy

Corporate Presence:
DeBeers-Omnitech

Azania

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