Text Box: Background:  Encompassing the whole of the Arabian Peninsula, The Federation of Djiboutian States is a large state in terms of land mass, but is short on non-fossil resources. The vast oil and natural gas fields under the deserts of the country provide great wealth for the nation. Though the majority of the population is Islamic, the nation is run by a professed agnostic government, which seems to keep all vital internal workings free of the religious scope while keeping harmony within its borders.  
Text Box: I. Basic Information
Text Box: DJIBOUTIAN STATES (DJS)
Text Box: II. Vital Statistics
Text Box: Sub-Region: Central

Provinces (9):  Tabuk, Ha’il, Riyadh, Mecca-Jiddah, Saudi Oman, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Ad Damman, Kuwait

Population: 56,285,000 

Gross Domestic Product:  $422.07 bn
Text Box: III. Government
Text Box: Country Name
	Conventional Long Form:  The Federation of Djiboutian States

	Long Local Form:  The Federation of Djiboutian States

	Local Short Form: Djiboutian States

Country Motto: You Can Observer a Lot by Watching

Government Type: United States

Independence: May 25, 2003 from Dorghistan (Formerly Louldamin)

National Holiday: May 23 (Jootlinks Day)

Legal System: Common Law

Suffrage: 17 years, restricted to secondary school graduates

Government Website:  http://DjiboutianStates.tripod.com
Text Box: III. Executive Branch
Text Box: Method of Election/Term Length:  Elected via Popular Vote for five-year term. No Term Limits 

Date of Last Election/Results: May 29, 2004; 	Optimus Prime Minister, 94%
	No Opposition

Date of Next Election: May 30, 2009
Text Box: V. Legislative Branch
Text Box: Major Political Parties: 
	Transformation Party
	Independent Party
	Social Party
	Islamic Faith Party

Political Pressure Groups:
	Islamic Freedom Front
	Free Religion

Legislature:
	Two Chambers: Committee and Counsel
	Committee –  305 members for 3 year terms – no term limit
	Counsel – 33 members for 5 year terms – 2 term limit

Last Election Date: May 29, 2004 Committee and Counsel

Last Election Results: 
	Independent Party – 183 seats committee/20 seats counsel
	Transformation Party – 92/10
	Islamic Faith Party – 14/2
	Social Party – 16/1

Next Election Date: May 2007 – Committee; May 2009 - Counsel
Text Box: VI. Judiciary Branch
Text Box: Members of the Council of Integrity:  Five

Process through which Justices Come to Power:  One each appointed by Prime Minister, Committee, Counsel, PSJ Minister, and National Judges
Text Box: VII. Foreign Policy
Text Box: International Organization Participation:
	African Union
	United Nations
	Mediterranean Alliance
	ECAT

Territorial Disputes:  Bahrain (Claimed by Azaziel)
Text Box: VIII. Economy
Text Box: Djiboutian States is far and away the most fossil fuel rich nation in Africa. However, that is the extent of her natural resources. World oil prices have helped to subsidize food production in southern Djiboutian States, yet most agricultural products must still be imported. Work to move the nation away from fossil fuel reliance has been mildly successful, creating more ready and able human resources, leading to increased manufacturing, services, and information technology.
Text Box: GDP Growth Rate: 2.2%

GDP Per Sector: 
	Agriculture: 7%
	Industry:  75%
	Services:  18%	

Unemployment Rate:
	Urban: 2.56%
	Rural: N/A

Percentage of Population Below the Poverty Line: N/A
	Urban: N/A
	Rural: N/A

Inflation: 1.2%

Electricity Production by Source:
	Fossil Fuels: 46%
	Hydro: 0%
	Nuclear: 54%
	Other: 0%

Nuclear Energy Capabilities: Some Nuclear Energy Capabilities 

Currency Name: Demure

Current External Debt: N/A

Current Creditor States: N/A

Text Box: AU Member
Text Box: Head of State: Prime Minister Optimus Prime 

Head of Government:  Optimus Prime Minister (Transformation Party)

Cabinet:
Minister of Foreign Affairs: Dubu Jootlinks 
Minister of Natural Resources: John West 
Minister of Interior: Juan Valdez 
Advisor to the African Union (SC Member): Shareef Abdur Raheem 
Minister of National Defense: Adeian Ssoreb 
Minister of Health and Athletics: Rubu Jootlinks 
	(also head of the African Athlete Committee) 
Minister of Peace, Safety, and Justice: Budu Jootlinks
Minister of Internal Relations: Mahmoud Abdul Rauf
Committee of National Development:
	Education: Casius Clay
	Infrastructure: Ratchet Bot
	Community: Rodimus Prime
UN Delegate: Har Es Salaam
Text Box: IV. Executive Branch
Text Box: The Honorable 
Optimus Prime Minister
Text Box: Annual Surplus (Exports)
Text Box: Current National Demand (Imports)
Text Box: IX. Infrastructure
Text Box: Ports and Harbors (21): Ad Dammam, Al Jubayl, Jiddah, Yanbu' al Sinaiyah, Doha, Ash Shu'aybah, Ash Shuwaykh, Mina' 'Abd Allah, Mina' al Ahmadi, Mina' Su'ud, Mina' Qabus, Salalah, Aden, Nishtun, Al Fujayrah, Khawr Fakkan, Mina' Jabal 'Ali, Mina' Rashid, Mina' Saqr, Mina' Zayid, Sharjan 

Airports with Paved Runways: 9

Major International Airports: 
	Kuwait International (KUW), 
	Seeb International (SEE), 
	Doha International (DOH), 
	Optimus International (OIA), 
	Dubai International (DUB), 
	Sana International (SAN)
Text Box: X. Social Indicators
Text Box: Life Expectancy at Birth 
	Male: 72
	Female: 70

Total Fertility Rate: 2.0

Nationality
	Noun: Djiboutian 
	Adjective: Djiboutian 

Ethnic Groups: 
	Arabic  90%
	Afro-Asian 10%

Religions:
	85% Muslim
	15% Other

Languages:
	Arabic and English official
Text Box: Literacy (definition — age 15 and older can read and write):		Total Population: 99%
	Male: 99%
	Female: 99%

HIV/AIDS
Adult Prevalence Rate: N/A
People Living with HIV/AIDS: N/A
Deaths in the Past Year: N/A

Major Infectious Diseases/Risk:  Diarrheal, respiratory, heart, metabolic, and parasitic diseases are prevalent.

														
Text Box: XI. Military
Text Box: Military Branches: Navy, Army, Air Force

Military Service:  Not compulsory, Minimum age for service is 18.

Manpower avail. for military service: 
	14,300,000

Military Expenditures per Year: $24,047,000

Military Expenditures as a Percentage of GDP: 10%

Weapons of Mass Destruction:
	Nuclear: N/A
	Chemical: N/A
	Biological: N/A
Text Box: XII. Transnational Disputes
Text Box: Territorial Disputes: Both Djiboutian States and Azaziel claim the province of Bahrain.

Non-Territorial Disputes: None
Text Box: Updated:  March 24, 2006
Text Box: The Honorable 
Shareef Abdur Raheem

AU Security Council Member

Oil

 

15,950

Uranium

400

Machinery

 

Gas (Natural)

 

5,680

Gold

 

Vehicles

 

Petro Products

 

32,200

Diamonds

 

Man. Goods

 

Medicine

 

770

Minerals

4,180

Consumer Goods

430

Perfume

 

 

Textiles

8,070

Tobacco

 

Chemicals

 

 

Foodstuffs

 

Wine

7,600

Livestock

 

10,670

Cotton

 

Vanilla

(& Other Spices)

 

Coffee

 

840

Timber

 

Sugar

 

Tea

 

31,570

Flowers

 

Fish

24,530

Cocoa

 

 

 

Services:

Tourism

 

Oil

 

 

Uranium

 

Machinery

28,730

Gas (Natural)

 

 

Gold

 

Vehicles

320

Petro Products

 

2,200

Diamonds

 

Man. Goods

112,600

Medicine

 

 

Minerals

 

Consumer Goods

220

Perfume

 

 

Textiles

6,480

Tobacco

 

Chemicals

 

1,245

Foodstuffs

64,780

Wine

 

Livestock

 

5,780

Cotton

 

Vanilla

(& Other Spices)

 

Coffee

 

 

Timber

270,750

Sugar

 

Tea

 

21,290

Flowers

 

Fish

 

Cocoa

 

 

 

Services:

Tourism