|The Soviets of Sidi Synnia
|Motto: "All we have are our Minds!"|
|Anthem: Season of Love in Sidi Synnia!|
|Official languages||Synnian, Hittite, Aquidish|
|-||Chairman of the Soviet of Engineers|
|GDP (PPP)||2018 estimate|
|GDP (nominal)||2018 estimate|
|Gini (2018)|| 24
|Date format||yyyy.mm.dd C.E|
|Drives on the||left|
Sidi Synnia or simply The State is a tiny Technocratic Union of Soviets in West Catai. By far one of the smallest states in Aeia with a population of 10 million it is a [[wp:Small_power|small power]. Sidi Synnia borders Fahran to the south and is one of Fahran's most important partners. It is known for it's unique technocratic governance model, and it's old cultural heritage. Sidi Synnia is one of Aeia's most educated states, and has highest amount of research papers per capita. The state also grapples with major issues with stress in the modern day. It is a major player in the sciences relative to it's size due to the highly educated populace and state support, as well as Western Catai's main financial and technological centers.
The Synni economy is based around the knowledge and service sectors, focusing on fields like R&D, advanced industrial processes, engineering. The economy of Sidi Synnia is quite wealthy in comparison to it's neighbors. The majority of Sidi Synnia's economy is conglomerated into a few large state companies, the biggest of which is the conglomerate Sidi Etario and the state bank Sidi Ripaei. Many foreign multinationals also conduct R&D and engineering in Synnia with it's educated populace creating significant amount of jobs. The countries stability and developed institutions makes it a major financial and shipping center. The economy enjoys steady growth rates, as well as ulow unemployment.
Classical Sidi Synnia was a powerful city state and an important trading power, bringing goods from Catai to Asura. It became a Fiorentine of the arts and philosophy. The city state was besieged by the Fiorentines in 50 CE, and eventually fell under Fiorentine control. The Firotine Empire expanded the population of the city state bringing laborers from the massive empire, and gave the regional administration the Perico Mountains, and the Erimos qui Synni to better control local trade routes, in practice they remained under nomadic tribes. In 470 CE an ousted Fiorentine general led garrisons to revolt against the Fiorentine government, and brought Sidi Synnia into the medieval period. Sidi Synnia would for a time have an independent city state government which continued the policies of Fiorentine Synnia, until the Isradic Caliphates invaded in 720 CE. The former corrupted government fell to a new religious authority which led mass conversations to Irsad. Iradic Synnia was a major center of art and culture in the Irsadic world, and was Asura's biggest link with the Irsadic Caliphates. As the Irsadic Caliphates broke apart Synnia would fall to an Irsadic Council. Aquidneck would first invade Synnia in 1110 CE, and after a series of failures occupied it in 1220 CE. Aquidish Synnia saw failed attempts to convert the country to Alydianism and for the first time attempts to tame the periphery. Aquidish rule would fall in 1470 with the revolt of Imam Yusuf ibn Attiyah and the establishment of the Isradic Republic of Sidi Synnia. Wealthy mercantile families gained power and plotted against the new Republic, and eventually a coup against him led to the dominance of the Cajigas family. The Cajigas family inspired by the Asuran Renaissance led the Second Synni Rebirth, leading major advancements in the arts, sciences, and exploration. Sidi Synnia would fund massive exploration adventures to improve it's status as a trade power, bringing the nomads under central authority and leading expeditions with far away kingdoms. Sidi Synnia became one of the wealthiest and most powerful Asuran trade cities. In 1670 Sidi Synnia would set up the sugar colony of Crisantemy, and take several trade ports in the Aeian spice islands. The Cajigas would see merchants revolt against them in 1720, leading to the Second Synni Repubic. Sidi Synnia's position as a colonial power would falter as larger Asuran powers took Synni holdings ending with the loss of Crisantemy in 1860. During the 1800s Sidi Synnia would undergo industrialization and the build up of the modern state. Sidi Synnia would stay out of most major Asuran conflicts during this period including the Great War, although it was believed Synni industrialists gave funds to Veleaz. The Fahrani military dictatorship would invade Sidi Synni in the 50s following border disputes over several mountain passes. The Republic was destroyed in this period and to support rebuilding efforts the Synni Technocratic Movement took power. The movement would lead a technocratic revolution in Sidi Synnia and rebuild the country.