African Union
الاتحاد الأفريقي (Arabic)
Union africaine (French)
União Africana (Portuguese)
Timeline: Axis vs Allies Resurrection (Map Game)
OTL equivalent: South Africa, Namibia, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Zimbabwe, Angola, Lesotho, Swaziland, Mauritius, and Seychelles
African Union flag.svg Emblem of the African Union.svg
Coat of arms
"A United and Strong Africa"
Let Us All Unite and Celebrate Together
African Union (Axis vs Allies Resurrection).png
Location of the African Union (in green)
Largest city Johannesburg
Official languages English
Ethnic groups  55 major ethnic groups
Demonym African
Government Federal presidential constitutional republic
 -  President Oliver Tambo
 -  Vice President Jomo Kenyatta
Legislature Pan-African Parliament
 -  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 
 -  1963 census 115,553,293 
 -  Density 20.9/km2 
54.1/sq mi
GDP (PPP) 1963 estimate
 -  Total $780.793 billion 
 -  Per capita $6,757 
Currency Afro (AFR) (₳)
The African Union (AU) is an ethnic federation of 55 major ethnic groups and their constitute tribal entities that are located in Africa. Operating as a single nation-state with dedicated political, economical, and military institutions, the African Union is the largest sovereign state in Africa. The nation has a total population of 115.5 million residents, and spans a total area of 4,807,115 sq km (1,856,037 sq mi), making the African Union one of the largest and most populous countries in the world. The African Union possesses one of the largest economies in the world, and is a recognized nuclear weapons state, with an arsenal of eighty-five known nuclear weapons as of 1963. The African Union considers itself a regional power, a stance that is largely shared with many political, military, and economic analysts around the world.




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.

Administrative divisions

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

Foreign relations


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.


Name Origin Type Calibre Photo Notes
Vektor Mamba M33 Flag of South Africa 1928-1994 South Africa Semi-automatic pistol 9mm Vektor Mamba M33 Standard-issue sidearm
Combat rifles
Vektor R-1 Jagter Flag of South Africa 1928-1994 South Africa Assault rifle 7.5×38mm Vektor R-1 Jagter Standard-issue firearm
Rieder Automatic Rifle Flag of South Africa 1928-1994 South Africa Automatic rifle 7.7×56mm Rieder Automatic Rifle
M-4 Commando Flag of South Africa 1928-1994 South Africa Mortar 60mm M-4 Commando Primary man-portable artillery of the Union Army Defense Force
Name Origin Type Number Photo Notes
Luislang Mk.I Flag of the African Union OAU Main battle tank 3,870 Luislang Mk.I Newest tank design of the Union Army Defense Force
Verwoester Md.II/III Flag of South Africa 1928-1994 South Africa Medium tank 185 Verwoester Md.II Superior armor and fuel efficiency; discontinued in light of planned future tank designs
Verwoester Md.I Flag of South Africa 1928-1994 South Africa Medium tank 570 Verwoester Md.I Primary armored vehicle in use in both the South African Defense Forces and the Union Defense Forces; discontinued
Varke Md.I Flag of South Africa 1928-1994 South Africa Heavy tank 100 Varke Md.I Heaviest tank in the South African Army; discontinued
Artillery and air-defense

Air Force

Aircraft Photo Origin Role Number
Fixed-wing aircraft
Atlas Tier Atlas Tier Flag of the African Union OAU Air superiority fighter 774
Atlas Arend Atlas Arend Flag of South Africa 1928-1994 South Africa Air superiority fighter 134
Atlas Soeker Atlas Soeker Flag of the African Union OAU Interceptor 68
Atlas Perdebye Atlas Perdebye Flag of the African Union OAU Jet bomber 96
Atlas Walvis Atlas Walvis Flag of South Africa 1928-1994 South Africa Bomber 50
Atlas Kuikendief Atlas Kuikendief Flag of South Africa 1928-1994 South Africa Transport plane 32
Atlas Slang Atlas Slang Flag of South Africa 1928-1994 South Africa Seaplane 20


Class Picture Type Boats Commissioned Displacement Note
Aircraft carriers (7 in service)
Jan Smuts-class SAS Jan Smuts Fleet carrier SAS Jan Smuts
SAS John Dube
SAS Enoch Sontonga
SAS Andries Pretorius
36,800 tonnes
Rhodes-class SAS Rhodes Fleet carrier SAS Rhodes
SAS Riebeeck
SAS Paul Kruger
65,800 tonnes All to be decommissioned by 1965
Cruisers (9 in service)
Destroyers (29 in service)
Frigates (22 in service)
Minesweepers (12 in service)
Patrol vessels (23 in service)
Landing ships (8 in service)
Submarines (21 in service)







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.

Science and technology