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Mayawi
마야위
Flag
Motto: The Pearl of the Jade Ocean
Images from around Mayawi
CapitalDaesun
Official languages Aquidish, Songdangin
Ethnic groups (2015) 83% Songdangin-Mayawian, 12% Asuran, 5% Other
Demonym Mayawian
Government parliamentary dependency under a constitutional monarchy
 -  Monarch King Almiro VI
 -  Governor Cav. Taemin Kim
 -  Chief Minister Siwan Do
Legislature Unicameral
- Mayawi Council
Establishment
 -  Aquidish Trading Post Established 1721 
 -  Colony of Mayawi Established 1767 
 -  Overseas Region of Mayawi Established 1912 
 -  Powers Devolved to Mayawi Council 1960 
Area
 -  Total 35,014 km2
13,519 sq mi
Population
 -  2018 estimate 5,425,000
 -  2015 census 5,392,634
GDP (nominal) estimate
 -  Total ꁈ260 Billion
Currency Lira (₤) (AQL)
Time zone East Savai Time (UTC+7)
Date format dd/mm/yyyy
Drives on the left
Calling code +431
Internet TLD .mw.aq

Mayawi (Songdangin: 마야위) is an Overseas Region of the Kingdom of Aquidneck in the western Jade Ocean and is a part of the Lesser Savai Island Chain. Mayawi comprises of a large island with a few smaller ones near its coast. It shares a water border with the Republic of Songdang and Ghagnusutha which is an overseas part of the Ecclesiastic Social Republic of Sarpory and Vemnia. Mayawi has been a part of the Aquidneck since the early 1700s and is the largest in both size and population of the Overseas Regions. The capital city is Daesun which is located on the South-east coast of the island.

History

Geography

Mayawi as seen from outer space.

Mayawi is the largest of the four Overseas Regions of Aquidneck at 35,014 km2 which is just slightly smaller in size to the Asuran nation of Bevenia. The island is the second largest in the Lesser Savai Island Chain following the island of Burmondsy. To the South West of the island is the Strait of Tundal and the island of Tundal which is a part of the Republic of Songdang. To the north of the island the Strait of Mayawi divides Mayawi from the island of Ghagnusutha. The island is covered by mountains on the western side which causes most of the population centers to be in the eastern plains. Mayawi's highest point is White Mountain or Huinsan (흰산) which is considered by many followers of Shamanism on the island to be a holy place.

Climate

Mayawi lies only a few degrees north of the Equator and has a marine tropical climate as a result of that. The mountainous regions of the West tend to be more temperate than the eastern plains region. The island gets on average about 100 inches of rain a year with the rainy season being from May to June. Typhoons are a common occurrence from July through September. Hot humid weather is common throughout the year and outside of the rainy season the weather tends to be sunny.

Biodiversity

Government

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Taemin Kim
Governor of Mayawi
Siwan Do
Chief Minister of Mayawi

The government of Mayawi was formed in 1960 upon the adoption of the Mayawi Act by the Senate of Aquidneck under pressure from the Overseas Regions, the newly independent Republic of Songdang, and the wider international community. The act created the Mayawi Council and devolved many powers too it. The act also officially made the residents of Mayawi Aquidish citizens and set up five Senate districts in Mayawi to give the islanders representation in the Senate in Torden. Finally, the act reworked the role of Governor of Mayawi and allowed the islanders to set up their own judicial system and police agencies. The national government of Aquidneck is only in charge of the foreign affairs and defense policy of Mayawi.

Governor of Mayawi

The King of Aquidneck is the Prince of Mayawi and appoints the Governor of Mayawi to act as his representative on the island. The Governor is appointed by the King on the advice of the Crown Council Overseas Regions Committee. The Governor has the power to dissolve the Mayawi Council and is charged with appointing the Chief Minister, the Governor is also the presiding officer of the Mayawi Council. The Governor remains apolitical and mostly plays a ceremonial role in the political life of Mayawi. The current Governor of Mayawi is Cav. Taemin Kim.

Mayawi Council

The Mayawi Council is the unicameral legislative body responsible for creating and passing legislation for Mayawi. The Council operates under the Aquidish system and it is made up of 155 Councilors. The Councilors each serve a district are elected every three years in a single transferable vote system. The Council has various committees that oversee the functions of the Mayawian Government. The Governor of Mayawi is the presiding officer of the Council and has no vote. The majority party in the council is currently the Liberal Party.

Chief Minister

The Chief Minister of Mayawi is the head of government for the region. The Chief Minister is appointed by the Governor on behalf of the King and is always the person who is able to command the confidence of the Council. The Chief Minister will then choose a cabinet that serves at his or her pleasure with each of the cabinet ministers being a part of the Council. The current Chief Minister is Siwan Do of the Liberal Party

Senators

The people of Mayawi are able to elect five senators to the national legislative body, the Senate, in Torden. The island is split into five districts each containing a fifth of the population of the region. This means that Senators from Mayawi on average have over a million constituents whereas members in metropolitan Aquidneck have about 189,000. The island has currently elected three Liberal Party Senators, one Progressive Party senator, and a Royalist Party Senator.

Armed Forces Presence

Due to Mayawi's population, strategic location, and Aquidneck's role in the defense policy of the Overseas Regions; the Armed Forces of Aquidneck have a sizable presence on the island. The Mayawi Naval Base, located on the northern part of the island, is one of the Kingdom's largest naval installations and is home to the Archimede Unit and the Aquidish Jade Ocean Command. The Gongsan Army base which is just outside the capital city of Daesun is home to one of the Esercito Reale's Army Brigades. The Gongsan Mechanized Brigade is tasked with the defense of the island from invasion. The Aeronautica Reale of Royal Air Force has a smaller presence on the island with the planes in the region mostly focused on reconnaissance and maritime patrol. The Chaehun Air Force Base which is nearby Mayawi Naval Base is the home to the Air Force on the island.

Law and Justice

The Mayawi South Regional Court building.

Under the provisions of the Mayawi Act the region can maintain its own justice and law enforcement institutions. The judiciary in Mayawi is a apart of the Aquidish Overseas Region System which has two courts in Mayawi, South Regional Court and North Regional Court which are the first level of courts in Mayawi and represent their respective geographical distinctions in Mayawi. The South Regional Court includes the city of Daesun and is the largest and more busy of the two. The next level of court is the Overseas Region Superior Court which is a court of appeals shared by the three Overseas Regions of Aquidneck. The court of final resort and last appeal for Mayawi is the Supreme Court of Aquidneck. The Chief Minister of Mayawi appoints regional court judges and five members of the Overseas Region Superior Court with approval from the Mayawi Council. For the most part Mayawi uses the same criminal code as the rest of Aquidneck and the only differences really appear in local ordinances and policies.

Law enforcement

The Mayawi Regional Police (MRP) is the law enforcement agency with the largest presence on the island and reports to the Police Colonel. The police department is split into several district offices and neighborhood precincts with larger offices having higher ranked officers running them. The Police Colonel reports directly to the Minister for Public Safety who is considered the top law enforcement official on the island. The MRP has about 15,000 officers on the island. The Royal Police and the Finicial Guard, which are the national police agencies of Aquidneck has a small office in Daesun that serves to coordinate and cooperate with the MRP. The judiciary on the island makes use of the Royal Marshal Service which is an independent police agency that serves the judiciary.

Demographics

At the last census taken in 2015 the population of Mayawi was determined to be 5,392,634 making it the largest Overseas Region within the Kingdom of Aquidneck. The population of the region is expected to rise with some estimating that the population could be as high as 5,425,000 in 2018. The ethnicity breakdown of the region is 83% Songdangin-Mayawian, 12% Asuran, and 5% Other. The Asurans are overwhelmingly Aquidish, though there are a few Midrasians and Carcossicans. The other category includes mostly Ashiharans. The population of the region is mostly urban with 73% of the population living in the large coastal settlements on the eastern plains of the island. The capital city of Daesun is the largest city, by population; followed by Gongsan, Chaehun, and Jejim.

Language

Under the Mayawi Act of 1960, Songdangin was given co-equal status as an official language of Mayawi along with Aquidish. All government services are provided in both languages and most private businesses on the island provide goods and services using both languages. Both languages are taught in schools and much of the population of the island is at least fluent in one and conversational in the other. It is not uncommon to overhear conversations in which the two languages are used interchangeably. 95% of the population of the island claims to speak either Songdangin or Aquidish as their first language at home, Songdangin with 63% and 32% use Aquidish. The remaining 5% are mainly immigrants from Ashihara who speak Ashiharan.

Religion

The major religions in Mayawi today are Alydianism and Songdanin Shamanism. Shamanism was the preeminent religion prior to the arrival of the Asurans. When the Asurans came they brought with them Alydian missionaries who first targeted the nobility and higher educated classes of society. Today about 60% of the country claims to practice Alydianism and 35% claim to practice Shamanism. The remaining 5% are of smaller religions most notably Ksaiism which was spread by missionaries from Sarpory and Vemnia and Taido which was brought to Mayawi by Ashiharan dissidents fleeing the government in Ashihara.

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