Formerly a collection of Zububuan provinces, Great Mini Totts was established after a peaceful hand over of power to an Interim Great Mini Totts government. Elections were held and originally the Zueli party with Prime Minister Mbari at the helm came to power following scandals destroyed his political opponents chances of coming to power before he was blown up in aterrorist bombing in Dijibouten States. After that Shaun Eto’ (also of Zueli) came to power and was promptly arrested by the Anaweim when they took GMT, despite help in the war from the SA. The budget is largely spent on public health and welfare as well as the military. Military service is compulsive at 18 years of age. The governmental system is based on that of the British system with votes by MP’s in the newly built parliament buildings and the majority of the population are Christian. Great Mini Totts is was economically devastated in the Anaweimi war, but because of the large number of natural resources and large amounts of aid from friendly nations the nation is already on the fast road back to recovery.

I. Basic Information

GREAT MINI TOTTS  (GMT)

II. Vital Statistics

Sub-Region: West and South

 

Provinces (7):  Congo, Gabon, Bas Congo, Cabinda, Uige, Bandundu, Equateur

 

Population: 31,477,000

 

Gross Domestic Product:  $10.265 bn

 

 

III. Government

Country Name

             Conventional Long Form:  The Principality of Great Mini Totts

 

             Long Local Form: La République des Génial Petit Totts

 

             Local Short Form: Génial Petit Totts

 

Country Motto: Greatness is our first name

 

Government Type: Democratic Republic

 

Independence: January 10, 2006 from Zububu

 

National Holiday: January 10 (Independence Day)

 

Legal System: Common Law

 

Suffrage: 18 years, universal

Method of Election/Term Length:  Prime Minister is elected as head of winning party in elections for a 3 year term with no limit

 

Date of Last Election/Results: Unknown exactly – Mr Matizmo installed as Prime Minister after majority declared by The Anaweim

 

Date of Next Election: October 25, 2008

 

Major Political Parties: Katori, Brazy, Riari, Croemfontaine, Peoples Unity Party, Union for Democracy and Social Integration

 

Political Pressure Groups:

             National Rally of Woodcutters

 

Legislature:

             Houses of Parliament

             260 seats / 2 year terms

 

Last Election Date: June 30th 2006

 

 

Last Election Results:   Houses of Parlaiment

             Brazy party – 116 seats,

             Katori – 65 seats,

             Riari – 72 seats,

             Croemfontaine – 9 seats

 

Next Election Date: January 9, 2008

VI. Judiciary Branch

Members of the Council of Integrity: Eight

 

Process through which Justices Come to Power: All appointed by Prime Minister

V. Legislative Branch

VII. Foreign Policy

International Organization Participation:

             African Union

 

Territorial Disputes:  N/A

VIII. Economy

Great Mini Totts enjoys a per capita income three times that of most of sub-Saharan African nations. This has supported a sharp decline in extreme poverty; yet because of high income inequality a large proportion of the population remains poor. Great Mini Totts depended on timber and manganese until oil was discovered offshore in the early 1970s. The oil sector now accounts for 20% of GDP. Congo’s economy is a mixture of village agriculture and handicrafts, an industrial sector based largely on oil, support services, and a government characterized by budget problems and overstaffing. Oil has supplanted forestry as the mainstay of the economy, providing a major share of government revenues and exports. Great Mini Totts continues to face fluctuating prices for its oil, timber, and manganese exports. Despite the abundance of natural wealth, poor fiscal management hobbles the economy. Much economic activity lies outside the GDP data and now the fighting in the area has died down the country can begin to make use of its vast potential wealth . The rebound of oil prices has helped growth, and increased production have helped Great Mini Totts to fully realize the gains. Short-term progress depends on an upbeat world economy.

GDP Growth Rate: N/A

 

GDP Per Sector:

             Agriculture: 40%

             Industry: 26%

             Services: 34%  

 

Unemployment Rate: 7.3%

             Urban: 6.5%

             Rural: 9%

 

Percentage of Population Below the Poverty Line: 24%

             Urban: 17%

             Rural: 31%

 

Inflation: 3.7%

 

Electricity Production by Source:

             Fossil Fuels: 36%

             Hydro: 52%

             Nuclear: 0%
             Other:
22%

 

Nuclear Energy Capabilities: None

 

Currency Name: Crowns

 

Current External Debt: N/A

 

Current Creditor States: N/A

 

Head of State: Prime Minister Charles Matizmo

 

Head of Government: Prime Minister Charles Matizmo

(Brazy)

 

Cabinet:

 Minister of Foreign Affairs            Jean Sissoko

 Minister of the Environment          Leon Obame

 Food and Rural Affairs                   Casimir Nguema

 Minister of Defense                        Jean Bongo

 Minister of Education                      Eyeghe M’ba

 Minister of Health                           Neyare Titare

 Attorney General                             Brtage Nitarme

 Minister of Culture                          Luesa Radabae

 Sport and Media                              Paulin Mbarme

 Minister of the Treasury                 Charles Matizmo

 Minister of Trade and Industry       Emane Terrani

 Minister of Work and Pension        Leon Zarita

IV. Executive Branch

The Honorable

Prime Minister Charles Matizmo

 

 

 

Annual Surplus (Exports)

Current National Demand (Imports)

IX. Infrastructure

Ports and Harbors (16): Pointe Noire, Brazzaville, Port Gentil, Libreville, Coco Beach , Banana, Boma, Bukavu, Bumba, Goma, Kalemie, Kindu, Kinshasa, Kisangani, Matadi, Mbandaka

 

Airports with Paved Runways: 39

 

Major International Airports:

     Libreville International Airport (LIA)

     Brazzaville International Airport (BRZ)     

     Pointe Noire International Airport (PNI)

     Kinshasa International Airport (KSH)

     Equateur International Airport (EQU)

     Bandundo International Airport (BDO)

X. Social Indicators

Life Expectancy at Birth

             Male: 53.63

             Female: 56.45

 

Total Fertility Rate: 3.77

 

Nationality

             Noun: Great Mini Tottsian

             Adjective: Great Mini Tottsian

 

Ethnic Groups:

             Bantu tribes including four              major tribal groupings:

                          Fang

                          Bapounou

                          Nzebi

                          Obamba

             Other Africans

             Other Europeans 154,000,              including:

                          French 10,700

                          Dual Nationality 11,000

Religions:

             Christian, 55%-75%

             Animist

             Muslim, 6%

 

Languages:

             French (official), Fang, Myene, Nzebi, Bapounou/Eschira, Bandjabi

 

Literacy (definition — age 15 and older can read and write):                     Total Population: 83.8%

             Male: 89.6%

             Female: 78.4%

 

HIV/AIDS

Adult Prevalence Rate: 4.3%

People Living with HIV/AIDS: 1,120,000

Deaths in the Past Year: 100,000

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                  

XI. Military

Military Branches: Army, Navy, Air Force, National Gendarmerie, National Police, Republican Guard

 

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

 

Manpower avail. for military service:

             13,415,554

 

Military Expenditures per Year: $250,000,000

 

Military Expenditures as a Percentage of GDP: 4%

 

Weapons of Mass Destruction:

             Nuclear: N/A

             Chemical: N/A

             Biological: N/A

XII. Transnational Disputes

Territorial Disputes: N/A

 

Non-Territorial Disputes: N/A

Updated:  July 30, 2006

General

Patrice Eto

Commander of GMT’s Army

 

 

 

New Parliament Building

Major Infectious Diseases/Risk: 

 

degree of risk: very high

food or waterborne diseases:

             bacterial diarrhea,

             hepatitis A, and

             typhoid fever

vectorborne disease: malaria

 

 

                                                                                                       

Local Great Mini Totttsian

Oil

 

1,260

Uranium

 

Machinery

 

Gas (Natural)

 

310

Gold

 

Vehicles

 

Petro Products

 

290

Diamonds

10

Man. Goods

 

Medicine

 

 

Minerals

3,880

Consumer Goods

 

Perfume

 

 

Textiles

 

Tobacco

 

Chemicals

 

 

Foodstuffs

19,590

Wine

 

Livestock

 

 

Cotton

 

Vanilla

(& Other Spices)

 

Coffee

 

 

Timber

103,800

Sugar

16,410

Tea

 

 

Flowers

 

Fish

 

Cocoa

 

 

 

Services:

Tourism

 

Oil

 

210

Uranium

 

Machinery

1710

Gas (Natural)

 

 

Gold

 

Vehicles

50

Petro Products

 

 

Diamonds

 

Man. Goods

2400

Medicine

 

500

Minerals

 

Consumer Goods

90

Perfume

 

 

Textiles

90

Tobacco

 

Chemicals

 

64

Foodstuffs

6120

Wine

 

Livestock

 

 

Cotton

 

Vanilla

(& Other Spices)

 

Coffee

 

 

Timber

 

Sugar

 

Tea

 

 

Flowers

 

Fish

 

Cocoa

 

 

 

Services:

Tourism