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|African UnionTimeline: Axis vs Allies Resurrection (Map Game)
OTL equivalent: South Africa, Namibia, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Zimbabwe, Angola, Lesotho, Swaziland, Mauritius, and Seychelles
"A United and Strong Africa"
Let Us All Unite and Celebrate Together
Location of the African Union (in green)
|Ethnic groups||55 major ethnic groups|
|Government||Federal presidential constitutional republic|
|-||Vice President||Jomo Kenyatta|
|-||Upper house||Assembly of Nations|
|-||Lower house||Assembly of Peoples|
|-||OAU Charter||17 August 1953|
|-||Nairobi Treaty||25 May 1958|
|-||Harare Declaration||9 September 1960|
|-||Foundation||1 January 1963|
|-||Total|| 5,527,794 km2
2,134,293 sq mi
|GDP (PPP)||1963 estimate|
|Currency||Afro (AFR) (₳)|
The Constitution of the African Union states that the country is an "indissoluble union" of ethnic groups which make up nation as a single political entity. The Five Principles of the Federation are: sovereignty, citizenship, dignity of human beings, the social values of labor and freedom of enterprise, and political pluralism for all citizens of the African Union. There are three branches of government; executive, legislative, and judicial, formally established under the constitution, and all under a system of checks and balances. The African Union is described as a federal presidential constitutional republic, headed by the President of the African Union, who serves as both the head of state and the head of government within the federal government.
All members of the Pan-African Parliament, the nation's highest law-making entity, are elected through direct popular voting. Judicial officials are appointed by the federal government after passing entry exams which qualify them for the open positions. The African Union has enjoyed a long and stable history of multi-party general elections, for all citizens of the country between the ages of 18 to 70. Currently, there are three major political parties in the African Union's Pan-African Parliament: the African National Congress (ANC), the Union Party (UP), and the National Party (NP). Women have held the vote since 1948, since the days of the Union of South African Nations, one of the predecessors to the African Union.
There are fifty-five major ethnic groups in the African Union, ranging from the Afrikaners, the Zulu, Maasai, and Kikuyu, all of whom are represented within the upper house of the Pan-African Parliament, known as the Assembly of Nations. There are 110 members of the Assembly of Nations, two from each ethnic groups, allowing for equal representation in the federal government. The lower house of parliament, known as the Assembly of Peoples, represents the numerous tribes or sub-divisions of the ethnic groups, with one representative from each tribe or division of each major ethnic group. There are 783 members of the Assembly of Peoples, hailing from all corners of the African Union. The level of public support for the government and its management of the nation is high, with 80–95% of African citizens expressing satisfaction with the central government, according to a 19xx survey.
There are fifty-five states, three special municipalities, and one federal district in the African Union. Each state is built along the ethnic and linguistic lines of the African Union, granting each ethnic group its own ability to manage their internal affairs within the lines of the constitutional limits of the African Union. The special municipalities of Johannesburg, Cape Town, and Zanzibar, are grant state-level powers, which the federal district of Midrand is governed directly by the President and his administration.
Law and order
The African Union Defense Force (AUDF) is the military institution charged with the responsibility of defending the territorial sovereignty and foreign interests of the African Union. The military consists of 1,576,733 active personnel and 3,549,284 reservists. Military service is voluntary for all male citizens between the ages of 16 and 55 years of age, however, the government may institute the draft during times of war if necessary. The AU also fields an air force of 634 aircraft, and a large, blue-water navy capable of operating in the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans simultaneously. The African Union maintains the only nuclear weapons stockpile in Africa, a total of ninety-two nuclear weapons, twenty-seven of which are designed for rocket-based delivery systems.
The African Union is self-sufficient in terms of agricultural production, with several tens of thousands of metric tons of food produced within all of the African Union member-states. Currently, the state of Tswanaland leads in terms of overall production, producing 60% of all food grown within the organization. Heavily industrialization of the agricultural sector of the states have long been the primary focus of the African Union's central planning committees, encouraging farmers to take on substance farmers in the industry, and help the countries numerous farmlands increase agricultural output. More than 50% of the population is involved in the agricultural sector of the economy, producing enough food for export and to sustain the local population.
The country has developed an extensive force of fishing fleets to take advantage of the vast oceans it has access too. More than 80,000 tons of fish have been acquired by the African fishing fleets as of 19xx, with more than 40% marked for foreign consumption. Extensive grazing lands within the African Union has gifted the country with vast cattle herds which have since provided a considerable supply of fresh meat for local consumption. There are several million heads of cattle within the borders of the African Union, though only a fraction have been marked for slaughter in the extensive meat-houses of the Tswana, Zulu, Xhosa, and Afrikaner states.
The African Union has long been considered a potential energy superpower, with vast supplies of oil, natural gas, and hydroelectric sources scattered throughout the region. The state of Kibundu itself produces the largest supply of oil within the African Union, and accounts for more than 50% of all oil extracted by the African Union. The state of Volkstaat produced the largest amount of coal in the AU, and combined with nation's extensive coal liquefaction plants, has allowed the African Union to become the greatest oil exporter in Africa. Several hydroelectric dams have been constructed throughout the AU, with major facilities located in the central states, and several planned for construction in East Africa. The African Union also has the potential to become a major nuclear energy producer, as it mines more than third of the world's accessible uranium, more than ten percent coming from Hereroland alone.
The majority of the African Union's states' railway networks are privately owned, but many stretches of track are under government control, while the rest can be nationalized during wartime by the government of the African Union as part of its obligations under the constitution. There are more then 443,970 km of paved roads in the African Union, and more than 67,500 km of railroad track in the organization's member-states. Most of the railways in the African Union are of broad gauge design (4 ft 11 27⁄32 in), though in many regions of the African Union where industrialization has yet to take hold such as in some parts of East Africa, are narrow gauge tracks (3 ft 6 in), which allows for light industrial equipment to be moved into the area but with a lower maintenance cost for the transporting companies. The longest railroad in the African Union, the Cape Town-Mombasa Railway, serves as the primary linked between the two major port cities, allowing vital trade goods to be moved across the organization's territory.
There are several major port cities in the African Union, such as Cape Town, Durban, Port Elizabeth, Namibe, Luanda, Dar es Salaam, Mombasa, and Walvis Bay, all giving the African Union access to both the Atlantic and Indian Oceans. The size of the African Union's merchant marine totals some 950 ships. There are several major navigable rivers in the African Union, such as the Orange, Limpopo, and Zambezi Rivers, which allow for ocean-bound access into the interior of the African Union. There are 38 major airports located throughout of the African Union, with minor airports located most of the state capitals of the AU, and two additional major airports in the cities of Cape Town and Dar es Salaam. The busiest of the AU airports is that located in Johannesburg. Currently, one in three Africans in the African Union owns an automobile. Inqola, the largest car manufacturer in the Africa, seeks to compete on the global market and face off with more established car companies such as Ford and Volkswagen.