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Factbook of Tanganyia
« on: March 21, 2008, 04:39:51 AM »
Kingdom of Tanganyia
Ufalme wa Tanganyia




I. Basic Information


1. Country Name and Three Letter Acronym: Kingdom of Tanganyia, TAN

2. Capital: Narundi

3. Background: Tanganyia is a former British and German colony. It gained independence in 1960. In 1963 a communist coup d’état toppled the popular constitutional monarchy and democratic parliament and proclaimed Mfasaland a Socialist People’s Republic. During this regime the economy of Mfasaland collapsed and the iron fist regime brutally oppressed the people.

In 1991, General Nabuto Mgali, a member of a secret military organization, the Mfasland Liberation Front, rebelled along with several army divisions and eventually crushed the communist regime. People in Tanganyia had always been traditional and somewhat conservative so the Mfasaland Liberation Front quickly gained support. Tanganyia, then known as Mfasaland, was declared a Republic and democracy was reintroduced.
In late 1992 and 1993, voices in the nation began demanding the return of the monarchy. This was finally achieved in late 1993 when a referendum with 87% approval from the people wanted the monarchy back and Crown Prince Mobuto Ngwaio was crowned King Mobuto VI. Since 1998 the economy has greatly improved and the country is in quick recovery from the dark days of the oppressive regime.

In 2008 the Mozambican province of Nampula joined the country after several peacekeeping operations in the area had proved futile. Decades of British and later Tanganyian influence has, since the annexation of Nampula, resulted in the population swiftly and wilingly assimilating into Tanganyian culture.

Following a referendum in 2016 the Kingdom of Mfasaland has adopted the new name of Kingdom of Tanganyia.

II. Vital Statistics


Map:


4. Sub-Region: South

5. Name of Provinces:   Lindi, Narundi, Tabora, Ruanda and Nampula

6. Population: 50,993,000

7. Gross Domestic Product (GDP): $67.75 bn


III. Government


8. Country Name:

(a) Conventional Long Form: The Kingdom of Tanganyia

(b) Local Long Form, English: Kingdom of Tanganyia

      Local Long Form, Swahili: Ufalme wa Tanganyia

(c) Local Short Form, English & Swahili: Tanganyia

9. Country’s Motto: Deo Juvante (With God's help)

10. Government Type: Constitutional Monarchy

11. Independence Date: 24/04/1960

12. Independence from: United Kingdom of Great Britain

13. National Holiday: April 24th – Independence Day, June 2nd – Victory Day

14. Legal System: English Common Law

15. Suffrage (age): 19

16. Suffrage (who may vote): Universal Suffrage


IV. Executive Branch


17. Leader of Government: Prime Minister John F. Henry

18. Leader of Government’s Political Party: John F. Henry

19. Head of State: King Mizenga IV

20.  Leader of Government’s Cabinet:  Prime Minister: John F. Henry


V. Legislative Branch


21. Names of Major Political Parties: Conservative Party, National Front (former Mfasaland Liberation Front), Liberal Party, Christian Democratic Party, Social Democratic Party and the Green Party.

22. Names of Political Pressure Groups: Catholic Union Party; People's Socialist Labour Party of Tanganyia

23. Names of Chambers in Legislature: Parliament.
 
24. Seats in Each Chamber / Length of Term: 220 seats / 4 year term

25. Last Election Date: November 20th 2010

26. Last Election Results:  Conservative Party 60 seats; National Front 44; Liberal Party 49 seats; Christian Democratic Party 28 seats; Social Democratic Party 34 seats; Green Party 5 seats.

27. Next Election Date: November 20th 2014 (Latest)


VI. Judicial Branch


28. Number of Supreme Court Justices: 8

29. Process through which Justices Come to Power: Parliament.


VII. Foreign Policy


30. International Organization Participation:
Union of Nations
Victoria League
Greater African Free Trade Agreement (GAFTA)
InterRail Africa

Flag of the Victoria League, adopted in July 2009



31. Territorial Disputes: None


VIII. Economy


32. Economic Overview:
The Tanganyian economy is based on industry, with farming and minig taking secondary, yet equally important roles. The main cash crops are cotton and tea. Manufactured Goods are the largest industrial export commodity while gold and minerals are the largest exports from the mining industries. During the Communist regime the country suffered under food shortages and the centralized economy was in a shambles. After the return of democracy a European style free market economy was adopted and since 2002 the economy has greatly improved. The economy future seems bright for Tanganyia the following years as the GPD increases steadily and the economy is improving.

33.GDP Growth Rate (2012):  0.7 %

34. GDP Percentage by Sector:
   
Agriculture: 33 %
Industry: 39 %
Services: 28 %

35. Electricity Production by Source
Fossil Fuel: 55%
Hydro: 5 %
Nuclear: 40%
Other: None
Total: 100%

36. Nuclear Energy Capabilities: Energy Bill 201 Enacted as of 22/09/08. Nuclear Energy achieved

37. Currency Name: Tanganyian Pound (TAP)
          a) Exchange Rate: 1 Tanganyian Pound = 0.350 1 USD*

38. External Debt: None   

39. Creditor countries: None
 

40. Commodities Market

Annual Surplus For Export

Gold: 1380      
Man. Goods: 18,400
Minerals: 1800      
Cotton: 43,500
Coffe: 2800   
Tea: 49,100
Foodstuffs: 3540
Sugar: 24,700            

Annual Cumulative Deficit Imports

Oil: 380      
Machinery: 2940
Petro Products: 680   
Consumer Goods: 176
Foodstuffs: 15,010   
Minerals (Other): 450
Chemicals: 170
    

IX. Infrastructure


41. Ports and Harbors: Lindi, Narundi, Kilwa Masoka, Tanga, Pangani, Zanzibar, Mtwara, Nacala and Port Amelia

42. Number of airports with paved runways: 32

43. Name of Major International Airports: Narundi International (NAR), Nabotu Mgali International Airport(NMI), Tabora International Airport (TAB), Mwanza International (MWI), Kigali International Airport (KGL), Dodoma International Airport (DDA), Port Amelia International Airport (PIA), Cuamba International Airport (CUA), Nampula International Airport (NPI), Songea International Airport (SIA), Bukoba International Airport (BUA) and Kigoma International Airport (KGA).


X. Social Indicators


44. Life expectancy at Birth (in years):

Male: 75.29 years

Female: 78.12 years

45. Total Fertility Rate: 4.4 children born/ 2008 est.

46. Nationality:

Noun: Tanganyian
   
Adjective: Tanganyian

47. Ethnic Groups: Native African (Overwhelmingly Sukuma) -  71%,  White (Anglo-Africans) - 29%

48. Religious Composition: Protestant (Anglican Communion, Presbyterian Church) 75%, Roman Catholic (Roman Catholic Church in Tanganyia) 22% and Traditional Native Religions 3 %

49. Languages: English – official, Swahili & Afrikaans.

50. Literacy:

Total Population: 100 %

Male: 100 %
   
Female: 100 %
   
51. Major infectious diseases and degree of risk: Hepatitis A, very low risk


XI. Military


52. Military branches: Army, Navy and Air Force

53. Military service:

Is Military Service Compulsory: No

Minimum age for service: 18

54. Manpower available for military service: 2,530,000

55. Military expenditures per year – in US$ Dollars: $ 1.4 Billion

56. Military expenditures as a percentage of GDP: 2.9 %

57. Weapons of mass destruction:

Nuclear Weapons: Yes

Chemical Weapons: None

Biological Weapons: None


XII. Transnational Disputes


58. Territorial disputes with other states: None.

59.  Non-territorial disputes with other states: None.




* According to the World Exchange Rates Statistics.
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Re: Factbook of Mfasaland
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2008, 05:46:29 AM »
Flags and Coat of Arms of the Kingdom of Tanganyia:


Full Coat of Arms of Tanganyia (Basic Royal CoA):


Flag of Tanganyia (Also used by the Royal Armed Forces):


Royal Standard of Tanganyia (Personal Flag of the Monarch):


Anthem and National Motto:

Anthem: God Save the King (based on the British)

National Motto: Deo Juvante (With God's help)

Royal Motto of His Majesty King Mizenga IV: For God and the People
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Re: Factbook of Mfasaland
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2008, 11:59:29 AM »
Updated by the Ministry of the Interior, 1/04/2008.
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Re: Factbook of Mfasaland
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2008, 12:12:15 PM »
National Sights and Tourist Destinations:


Mount Kilimanjaro:
 Mount Kilimanjaro is an inactive stratovolcano in Northern Mafasaland. Kilimanjaro is the fourth tallest free-standing mountain rise in the world, rising 4,600 m (15,100 ft) from its base, and includes the highest peak in Africa at 5,895 meters (19,340 ft), providing a dramatic view from the surrounding plains. The Kilimanjaro National Park include part of the mountain. The National park covers 753 km3 and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Kilimanjaro is a favoured mountaineers climber attraction in Mfasaland and is visited by several mountaineer groups each year.

Mount Kilimanjaro:



Serengeti National Park:

The Serengeti National Park is located in the Serengeti area in Mfasaland.  The NAtional PArk is famous for it's annual migration of over one million white bearded (or brindled) wildebeest and 200,000 zebra.
The park covers 14,763km² of grassland plains and savanna as well as riverine forest and woodlands.
As well as the migration of ungulates, the park is well known for its healthy stock of other resident wildlife, particularly the "Big Five", named for the five most prized trophies taken by hunters, lion, leopard, elephant, rhinoceros and buffalo. These species remain the key attractions to tourists, but the park also supports many further species including cheetah, gazelle and giraffe as well as a large and varied bird population.

As a result of the biodiversity and ecological significance of the area, the park has been listed by UNESCO as one of the World Heritage Sites.

The park draws many tourists to he area and is one of the most visited National Parks in Mfasaland.


Oyster Bay:
Oyster Bay is a very affluent area of Narundi. It is known for its attractive beaches and tourist hotels. The area is one of the most visited areas by tourists in Narundi. It's famous for it's near perfect beaches and in the summer season the beaches are crowed with tourist and vacationers. There is also a large residential area housing some of the middle class, especially goernment officials.
The area was origianally settled by wgite settlers when they came to Narundi in the 1900's. Though at the time a German Colony, many of the settlers where of british nationality. The area became the popular tourist area in early 2001 and 2002 and has been ever since.

Tourims has become a large enterprice in all of Mfasaland, bringin a lot of extra income to the country.

Tourist Suite in the Oyster Beach Area:



Narundi:

Narundi was settled already in the 16th century during the Golden Age of the Ngawaio Dynasty. The city quickly became a trading center, visited by European traders. The Portugese took over the city in 1689 but lost it again in the 18th century. After that the city changed hands numerous times ending up under the rule of the Omani Sultanate. The city was lost to the Germans after they were granted the area as a colony. During the British rule the city again prospered and continued to due so, until the coup in 1961. After the Civil War the city has enjoyed renewed economic growth, the largest in all of Mfasaland. The city is a lage tourist attraction and is the residential city of the Mfasan Monarchy and the capital of the country.

Victoria Avenue in Down Town Narundi:



Lake Victoria:

Lake Victoria is 68,800 square kilometres in size, making it Africas largest lake, the largest tropical lake in the world, and the second largest fresh water lake in the world in terms of surface area.

The Mfasan side of the Lake is partly in the Vitotia National Park, with the rest a mayor tourist attraction. There are several resorts and hotels at Lake Victoria. Many tourist visits the Lake every year. The King has a small summer resideins located at the Lake, there the monarch spends some week, or sometimes months of the summer as the temperature in the capital can be unbearable in that time of the year.

Lake Victoria Satelite Picture:

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Re: Factbook of Mfasaland
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2008, 11:21:29 PM »
Updated by the Ministry of the Interior, 28/04/2008.
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Re: Factbook of Mfasaland
« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2008, 12:56:07 PM »
Beautiful Mfasaland:



Pictures from the Kingdom of Mfasaland:

Nature:








Cities and Towns:

Dodoma:



Narundi:



Nampula:



Zanzibar city and Island:







Published by the Ministry of Tourism 28/04 2008.
Edited by the Ministry of Tourism 9/11/2010
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Re: Factbook of Mfasaland
« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2008, 01:28:52 PM »
Ministries of the Kingdom of Tanganyia:


Prime Minister:
Prime Minister John F. Henry

Deputy Prime Minister:
Deputy Prime Minister Richard Henry Caldwell

Minstry of Foreign Affairs:
Minster of Foreign Affairs: William B. Royce

Minstry of Defense:
Minister of Defence: Henry C. Peterson

Minstry of Culture:
Minister of Culture: Irene Connor

Minstry of the Interior:
Minister of the Interior: Nelson B. Museveni

Minstry of Justice:
Minister of Justice: Elizabeth R. Nighton

Minstry of Transport and Energy:
Minister of Transport and Energy: Thalo Mkele

Minstry of the Enviroment:
Minister of the Enviroment: Jason Edwards

Minstry of Health:
Minister of Health: Susanne Middelworth

Minstry of Finance:
Minister of Finance: Harris A. Hillary

Minstry of Tourism:
Minister of Tourism: Peter Anderson

Ministry of Education:
Minister of Education: David Dadema

Ministry of Science and Technology:
Minister of Science and Technology: Jacob A. McMillan

Ministry of Labour:
Minister of Labour: Patrick Wallace

Ministry of Housing and Welfare:
Minister of Housing and Welfare: Idi Obungewo

Ministry of Immigration and Integration:
Minister of Immigration and Integration: James Fitzpatrick

Ministry of Commerce and Industry:
Minister of Commerce and Industry: Abel Ozonga
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Re: Factbook of Mfasaland
« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2008, 03:01:40 PM »
Largest Cities in Mfasaland:


Population figures as of the 2006 Census:

Narundi (National Capital): 2,597,940.

Kigali: 851,024

Nampula: 477 900

Zanzibar City: 391,002

Mwanza: 378,327

Dodoma: 324,347

Mbeya: 280,000

Arusha: 270,485

Tanga: 243,580

Nacala: 207 894

Morogoro: 206,868

Sumbawanga: 150,000

Moshi: 144,739

Lichinga: 142 253

Port Amelia: 141,316

Songea: 140,000

Kibaha: 132,045

Kigoma: 130,142

Tabora:   127,880

Singida: 115,354

Iringa: 112,900

Musoma: 103,497

Bukoba: 100,000

Mtwara: 92,602

Gitarama: 84,669

Angoche: 82 388

Ujiji: 81,547

Butare: 77,000

Pangani: 44,107

Lindi: 41,549
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Re: Factbook of Mfasaland
« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2008, 02:10:42 AM »
Updated by the Ministry of the Interior, 14/05/2008.
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Re: Factbook of Mfasaland
« Reply #9 on: May 23, 2008, 01:34:17 PM »
The History of Mfasaland:



Prehistory - Early Human Civilization:

Mfasaland is home to some of the oldest human settlements found by archaeologists. This including fossils of early humans found in and around Olduvai Gorge in northern Mfasaland, an area often referred to as "The Cradle of Mankind". These fossils include Paranthropus bones which are believed to be over 2 million years old, and the oldest known footprints of the immediate ancestors of humans, the Laetoli footprints, estimated to be about 3.6 million years old.

Going back 10,000 years, Mfasaland is believed to have been populated by hunter-gatherer communities, most probably by the Khoisan speaking people. Between three and five thousand years ago, they were joined by Cushitic-speaking people, a people that came from the north, into which the Khoisan peoples were slowly absorbed. Cushitic peoples introduced basic techniques of agriculture, food production, and later, cattle farming.


First Century to Early 19th Century - Growth, Golden Age and the Beginning of Decline:

In the early first century, Persian and Arab traders began trading with the peoples along the coast, some even settled. This began a new development of the people in Mfasaland. They began to migrate to small towns and learned better agricultural methods, allthough still primitive to a European.

In the late 14th and early 15th Century, a King in the north, King Ngwaio, began a campaign of conquest and expansion. That ended with the establishment of the Kingdom of Mfasaland, known historically as the Ngawio State, and the Ngwaio Dynasty, which has survived to this day. The kingdom reached it's golden age in the following 200 years, it's maxium territory covering all of the present Mfasaland and some of Nothern Mozambique. King Ngwaio's grandson, King Mobuto I founded the city of Narundi near a trading post, established by the Portuguese under Vasco da Gama in 1498. The city became an important trading center between the Portuguese, Mfasan and Arab traders.
Conflict with the portuguese over trading rights soon came to a head Ngwaio state found itself at war with Portugal. By 1525 the Portuguese had subdued the entire coast. Portuguese control lasted until the mid 17th century, when the Ngwaio state was able to expell the Portuguese garrisons. This conquest was shortlived, however, as the Sultanate of Oman established a foothold in the region and annexing Narundi in 1848, following the First Ngwaio-Omani War.

In the 1838, a devastating civil war erupted following the death of Mizenga II as his two sons, Mizenga (III) and Ngwaio (IV) fought over the issue of succession. Mizenga, the older brother, had suffered from epilepsy since childhood and many doubted whether he was capable of succeeding to the throne. The younger son, Ngwaio, contested the rule of his older brother following the death of their father, by by claiming that Mizengas illness made him unfit to rule. Mizenga refused to abdicate and rallied his forces and accused Ngwaio of treason. Ngwaio fled to Rumaniyka where he was joined by his supporters. The bloody civil war lasted until 1848 and ended with the partition of the Ngwaio State, with both brothers styling themselves King of Ngwaio Kingdom.

In the last years of the civil war, the Sultanate of Oman attacked the divided Ngwaio State and by 1848, had seized almost all coastal territories, with the exception of a small stretch of land including the town of Tanga.

Following the end of both the Civil War and the First Ngwaio-Omani War, Mizenga III ruled the territory centered on what is now central and Northeastern Mfasaland, centrered around Dodoma, while Ngwaio IV ruled what is now Northwestern and Western Mfasaland, centered on the town of Rumaniyka, thus lending the name to state known as the Rumaniykan State.

   
Ninetieth Century to World War II - Decline and a German and British Colony:

In 1856, Mizenga III tried to reunite the Ngawio State and another devasting war broke out. Famine and war ravaged the land and both states were exhausted by the end of the war in 1861, which ended in a status quo.

A period of peace and gradual rebuilding began until 1873 when the Sultanate of Oman again attacked the remnant of the Ngwaio State. After a series of catastrophic defeats, Mizenga III was forced to accept a humiliating peace in 1876: Over half the remainin territory of the Ngwaio state was ceded to the Sultanate of Oman, including Tanga. The Ngwaio state had to pay a staggering war endemnity and deliver 20.000 people as slaves to Oman. The kingdom was further destabilized by the massive devastation caused by the Omani armies and once again, famines began to break out in many parts of the country. Two years later, Mizenga III was assasinated, most likely on the orders of some rebellious Chiefs. All that remained of the Ngwaio state was a rump state centered around Mwanza.

At the same time, the Rumaniykan state fared just as bad as the devastation from the civil war had been extensive. Successive wars and with neighbouring tribes and raids from these tribes, in what is now Rhodesia and Warlordia, continued to destabilize the state. Furthermore, Ngwaio IV, eventhough a skilled diplomat and general, was an arbritary ruler and weak minded ruler when it came to politics. Under the influence of successive advisors, his rule was also marked by extensive corruption and infighting at court. At one point, it almost came to civil war when his chief advisor nearly sparked a rebellion when he confiscated lands to give to his political allies and members of his family. Only a rare instance of independent political action from the King, meant that the chief advisor was arrested and executed, only to be replaced by one just as corrupt and just as good at manipulating the King. 

His successor, Mkwavinyika I, tried to rebuild the devastated kingdom. Heavy taxes were imposed in an effort to cover state expenses, reform and modernize the kingdom and to import grain from European and Arab traders to stave off the rampant famines in the country. This taxation, however, caused massive resentment in some of the more affected provinces. In 1879, three powerfull Chiefs in the north refused to pay taxes, claiming that they were unable to due to famines. King Mkwavinyika did not relent and sent a minor force to pressure the Chiefs into paying. This backfired as the Chiefs revolted and raised an army. The war raged on for only a year, but caused furter devastation to the country. The three Chiefs were captured and executed in 1880. Following the war, King Mkwavinyika continued his policy of reform and rebuilding.

In 1880's, with the German Empire establising several outposts, the Ngwaio state began supporting the German Empire against the Sultanate of Oman. In 1885, war breaks out between Germany and Oman and the Ngwaio State allies itself with Germany. In exchange for providing troops, called askari to the German Imperial Army and acknowleding German suzerainity, the Ngwaio state was able to regain large swaths of territory as part of what became known as German Tanganiyka. In 1894, the Ngwaio State finally achived what it had been unable to for almost 50 years: The reunification of the Ngwaio State. The reunification was, ironically, a result of German colonialism. The Rumaniykan state, under Mobuto III (Still styled as Kings of the Ngwaio Kingdom), refused to submit to German colonial rule and rebelled. The kingdom was swiftly destroyed by German troops. The Ngwaio state, having contributed askaris to the German army, was rewarded with control over the Rumaniykan State, thus ending the partition. The last Rumaniykan king, Mobuto III was executed in 1899 in Narundi.

Exploration of the interior by Europeans began in the mid-19th century. In 1848 the German missionary Johannes Rebmann became the first European to see Mount Kilimanjaro. In 1857, the British explorers Richard Burton and John Speke crossed the interior to Lake Tanganyika. In January 1866 the Scottish explorer and missionary David Livingstone, who crusaded against the slave trade, went to Zanzibar, from where he set out to seek the source of the Nile, and established his last mission at Ujiji on the shores of Lake Tanganyika. After having lost contact with the outside world for years, he was "found again" there on November 10, 1871 by Henry Morton Stanley, who had been sent in a publicity stunt to find him by the New York Herald newspaper greeted him with the now famous words "Dr Livingstone, I presume?"

German Tanganiyka lasted until 1919 when it was ceded to the British following the German defeat in World War I and the Treaty of Versailles. When King Mkwavinyika died in 1900, the Ngwaio dynasty had nominal control of the Nortern part of Mfasaland. The rule of Mkwavinyika, although a period of great turmoil, dramaticly improved the Ngwaio Dynasty's influence and popularity among the Mfasan people. In 1901 however, the Germans renegated on their treaties and confiscated much of the territory again, leaving the Ngwaio state with only the small area along Lake Victoria.

During WWI, King Mizenga IV, son of Mkwavinyika revolted against German rule and  supported the British. Askaris, a name for colonial troops of African origin, was sent to fight for the British. After the war, King Mizenga was given nominal control over nearly all of Mfasaland on the condition that he would submit to the Governor of Tanganyika and the British Monarch. Thus the King, eventhough with limited real power, became the symbolic leader of Mfasaland, From the 1920's to the 1950's a large amount British colonists settled in Mfasaland, especially in and around Narundi and several other coastal towns as well as the rich farmlands around Lake Victoria and Dodoma.
 

Twentieth century to the Present - World War II and Independence:

After WWII when many white settlers and native Mfasans had served in the British Army and with the gradual decolonization of Afrika, the demand for independence grew.  In 1960, King Mizenga VII and leading politicians managed to negotiate Mfasan indenpence from Britain, reestablishing an independent Kingdom of Mfasaland with the Ngwaio dynasty at it's head.

In 1963 a communist coup d’état toppled the popular constitutional monarchy and democratic parliament and proclaimed Mfasaland a Socialist People’s Republic under the leadership of Colonel Ndele Nugani. During this regime the economy of Mfasaland virtually collapsed and the iron fist regime brutally oppressed the people. The communist regime had severe problems establising their rule over the country, with small revolts breaking out well into the 1970's. The regime never enjoyed widespread popular support, especially not among the white population as it targeted this group several times.

In 1994, General Nabuto Mgali, a member of a secret military organization, the Mfasland Liberation Front, rebelled along with several army divisions and eventually overthrew the Communist regime.

The first free election since 1962 was held in 1995 and Mfasaland was declared as the State of Mfasaland and a democratic constitution was reintroduced. During 1996 and 1997, demands for the return of the monarchy became widespread and several political parties, including the Conservative Party and the National Front, outright endorsed a Constitutional Monarchy and campaigned for the restoration of the Monarchy. This was finally achieved in 1998 when a referendum on the issue was held. The result was clear: 87% of the voters favoured the return of the monarchy and Crown Prince Mobuto Ngwaio was crowned as King Mobuto VI in September 1998. Polls have continously shown that popular support for the monarchy remains high.

Eventhough the Communist Era left the country with massive debt and a faltering economy. After the introduction of several economic reforms, transforming the country from a centrally planned economy to a mixed free market economy, the Mfasan economy recovered and boomed by the end of the 1990's and continued to do so until the global economic crisi began in 2010.
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Re: Factbook of Mfasaland
« Reply #10 on: May 24, 2008, 06:00:23 AM »
Updated by the Ministry of the Interior, 24/05/2008.
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Re: Factbook of Mfasaland
« Reply #11 on: May 25, 2008, 02:31:13 AM »
Updated by the Ministry of the Interior, 25/05/2008.
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Re: Factbook of Mfasaland
« Reply #12 on: June 10, 2008, 03:07:38 AM »
National Sights and Tourist Destinations:


Zanzibar

Zanzibar Old Town:


Zanzibar has been dominated by many peoples throughout history. Arabs, Portuguese, British and now Mfasans. From the 11th century Arab traders arrived on Zanzibar and settled in small numbers. Zanzibar quickly became a trading hub in this area. In 1505, a Portuguese, Captain João Homere captured the island. It was to remain a possession of Portugal for almost two centuries.
In 1698 the Portuguese was expelled and the the island came under the rule of the Sultans of oman. A lucrative ivory and slave trade was established. The Omani Sultans tried several times to expand the rule to gain controll of the Mfasan coast, but they met with heavy resistance from the Ngwaio Kings. In 1861 Zanzibar became independent.
In 1890 the British forced Zanzibar to become a protectorate. This lasted until the unification with Mfasaland in 1910, when Britian annexed Zanzibar and expelled it's Arab population.

Zanzibar is today one of the most popular tourist destinations in Mfasaland. The Old Town is filled with beautiful buildings and the Old Market in this part of town is famed and tourists flock to the market to buy souveniers or to get ataste traditional Mfasan cuisine. The islands is also famed for it's beautifull white beaches and friendly people and it also have a popular nightlife with clubs, bars and pubs.
Zanzibar is definately woth visiting. 

Lake Tanganyika

Lake Tanganyika Sunset


Lake Tanganyika is estimated to be the second largest freshwater lake in the world by volume, and the second deepest, in both cases after Lake Baikal in Siberia.The lake is divided between four countries – Burundi, Warmordia, Mfasaland and the Commonwealth of Rhodesia. The water flows into the Congo River system and ultimately into the Atlantic Ocean.
The lake is situated within the Western Rift of the geographic feature known as the Great Rift Valley formed by the tectonic East African Rift, and is confined by the mountainous walls of the valley. It is the largest rift lake in Africa and the second largest lake by surface area on the continent.
The lake extends for 673 km in a general north-south direction and averages 50 km in width. The lake covers 32,900 km², with a shoreline of 1,828km and a mean depth of 570 m and a maximum depth of 1,470 m (4,823 ft) (in the northern basin) it holds an estimated 18,900 km³ (4500 cubic miles).[3] It has an average surface temperature of 25 °C and a pH averaging 8.4. Additionally, beneath the 500 m of water there is circa 4,500 metres of sediment laying over the rock floor

Lake Tanganyika is also hoe to an incredible wildlife. It holds at least 250 species of cichlid fish and 150 non-cichlid species. These fish live along the shore line down to a depth of approximately 600 feet (180 m). Lake Tanganyika is an important biological resource for the study of speciation in evolution.
The largest biomass of fish, however, is in open waters and is dominated by six species - two species of "Tanganyika sardine" and four species of predatory Lates of the Tanganyikan cichlid species are endemic, meaning they exclusively native to the lake and many, such as fish from the brightly coloured Tropheus genus, are prized within the aquarium trade.
This kind of elevated endemism also occurs among the numerous invertebrates in the lake, most especially the molluscs, crabs, shrimps, copepods, jellyfishes, leeches and many more.

Because oif it's beauty and wildlife, Lake Tanganyika has long been a popular tourist destination. Most tourist live in one of the Hotels near the Lake in and anround the city of Kigoma. From there many also visit the town of Ujiji. Ujiji is the place where Burton and Speke first reached the shore of Lake Tanganyika in 1858. It is also the site of the famous meeting on November 10, 1871 when Stanley found Dr. David Livingstone, with the words "Dr. Livingstone, I presume?".

The Lake, Kigoma and Ujiji is some of the most visited areas in Mfasaland. Lake Tanganyika is a beautiful and tourist threr enjoy the fauna and wildlife and can east oat one of the many restaurants. Diving is also an option and so is one of the Lake tours by boat. Ujiji offers the hisory of the first white men to set foot in this part of Africa and the oldest church in this part of Mfasaland.
After an exhausting day, tourist can go back to Kigoma and eat in one of the numerous restaurants serving everything from bugers and pizza, to local and traditional Mfasan food or sit in a café enjoying traditional Mfasan coffee of tea. Kigoma also has nemerous pubs, bars and nightclubs. In daytime, tourist can visit the old market or go shopping down Livingstone Avenue, the main shopping area in Kigoma, where you can buy everything from souvenirs to Gucci and Dolce & Gabbana bags and clothes.
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Victoria Airlines is a privately owned airlined that was founded by a group of millionairs with support from the Government im 1998. The Victoria Airlines is the sole national airline, but also have several international flights.


International Destinations:
Amsterdam - Deutschland
Alexandria - Glashima
Athens - Holy Orthodox EmpireCairo - Glashima
Basrah - Republic of Al-Hasa
Berlin - Deutschland
Caesarea - Holy Orthodox Empire
Constantinople - Holy Orthodox Empire
Damascus - United Finjin State
Doha - Republic of Al-Hasa
Jerusalem - State of Israel
London - United Kingdom of the North Atlantic
Lyon - Latin Union
Madrid - United Kingdom of the North Atlantic
Milan - Latin Union
Moscow - Holy Orthodox Empire
New Dhaka - East Xibeiguo
Paris - Latin Union
Rome - Latin Union
Shankar City - Lyassa and Nairoa
St. Petersbourg - Holy Orthodox Empire
Tehran - Islamic Republic of Iran
Toulouse - Latin Union
Vienna - Austrian Empire
Warsaw - Republic of Poland

Regional Destionations:
Addis Ababa - Eritrean Empire
Asmara - Eritrean Empire
Bulwayo - Commonwealth of Rhodesia
Kampala - Confederate Republics
Khartoum - Confederate Republics
Kosti - Confederate Republics
Lilongwe - Commonwealth of Rhodesia
Luanda - Warlordia
Mombassa - Confederate Republics
Nairobi - Confederate Republics
Salisbury - Commonwealth of Rhodesia
Stellanbosch - Republic of Stellaland


National Destinations:
Dodoma
Kigali
Kigoma
Mtwara
Mwanza
Nampula
Narundi
Pangani
Port Amelia
Port Victoria
Tabora
Songea
Zanzibar City

Victoria Airlines Fleet:
8 Boeing 747 (Long haul)
32 Boeing 767-300ER (Long haul)
20 McDonnell Douglas DC-10 (Medium-Long Haul)
30 Boeing 737-800 (Medium Haul)
14 Convair 990 (Short haul)
5 Bombardier Dash 8 (Short Haul)

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Re: Factbook of Mfasaland
« Reply #14 on: July 02, 2008, 12:29:59 PM »
Updated by the Ministry of the Interior, 1/07/2008.
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« Reply #15 on: July 14, 2008, 01:45:46 AM »
Map of the Kingdom of Tanganyia



Last Updated May 12th, 2012.
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Administrative Regions of the Kingdom of Tanganyia

Provinces:

Tanganyia  is divided into six provinces - These provinces are divided into a series of districts. A province numbers from three to seven districts. The districs are themselves divied into Counties.

Provincial, District and County leaders are elected in democratic elections.

A Province is governed by a Governor-General
A District is governed by a District Commisioner
A County is governmed by a Mayor

Narundi - Provincial Capital is Narundi
Divided into seven Districts: Tanga, Arusha, Pwani-Narundi, Dodoma, Manyara, North Morogoro and Kilimanjaro

Tabora - Provincial Capital is Mwanza
Divided into five Districts: Mara, Mwanza, Shinyanga, Kagera and Singida

Lindi - Provincial Capital is Mbeya
Divided into six Districts: Mbeya, Iringa, Lindi, Ruvuma, Mwara and South Morogoro

Ruanda - Provincial Capital is Kigali
Divided into four Districts: Butare, Kigali, Ruhengeri and Kibungo

Zanzibar - Provincial Capital is Zanzibar City
Divided into five Districts: Zanzibar City, Northern Zanzibar, Southern Zanzibar, Northern Pemba and Southern Pemba

Nampula - Provincial Capital is Port Amelia
Divided in four Districts: Nampula, Cuamba, Augusta and Port Amelia

South Socotra - Provincial Capital is Port Victoria
Divided in three Districts: Port Victoria, Samha and Darsa
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« Reply #17 on: August 16, 2008, 02:46:36 AM »
Updated by the Ministry of the Interior, 16/08/2008.
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« Reply #18 on: September 21, 2008, 12:59:10 AM »
Updated by the Ministry of the Interior, 21/09/2008.
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Updated by the Ministry of the Interior, 22/09/08.
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