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The People's Republic of Zambézia
La República Popular da Zambézia
Timeline: Pan-africa TL

OTL equivalent: Angola, Congo-Kinshasa, Burundi, Botswana, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Namibia, South Africa, Malawi, Madagascar, Lesotho, Swaziland and Sao Tome & Principe.
LPR Zambezia Coat of Arms
Flag Coat of Arms
Location of Zambézia
Location of Zambézia
Capital Luanda (Legislative), Joanesburg (Executive), Maputo (Judicial)
Largest city Joanesburg
Other cities Estalinbura, Casa da Paz, Pretória, Antananarivo.
Language
  official
 
Portuguese, Dutch, English, Afrikaans, French, Zulu, Sotho, and Tswana.
  others Malagasy and Northern Sotho. (Regional Languages)
Government Socialist Unitary Presidential Republic
O Presidente Jose Lenin
  Political Party: Social Democratic Labor Party
Population thou (2010 est.)
Established Aaaa 00, 0000 (Abcde-gov)
Currency African ZA franc
Organizations United Nations, BRIKZ, A3-nations (former), sAu (former).

Zambézia, officially the The People's Republic of Zambézia (Portuguese: La República Popular da Zambézia), is a country on the African Continent occupying the south and center of the continent. Currently, Zambézia is one of the world's most prosperous and stable nations. It has a vast Gold and Steel mining industry that is the fastest growing on the planet. It leads the world nations in human development, GDP, competitiveness, quality of life, political stability, globalization, low perception of corruption and the low poverty rate on the planet. It also ranks high in freedom of the press, democratic development, literacy and intellegence.

History

After growing calls for economic and social reforms among many countries in Southern and Central africa emerged, discussions were held between the highest powers of that area, at that time, Angola, South Africa and Zimbabwe. These became known as the "A3 countries". Among the discussions two ideologies came into fruition, the first ideology was that to thrive economically the countries in this area would have to unite to share resources and to create extra land for farming, mining and building business sectors. The second ideology was that the businesses should be controlled largely by the Government, and that all citizens should work for the state. The second ideology eventually grew into what is now the system currently used by Zambézia which is Democratic Socialism based heavily on the Marxist-Leninist and East German communist ideologies.

The "A3 countries" joined together to form the South African Union (or the SAU), aiming to spread the ideologies that had developed at the A3 discussions among the rest of the continent. Mozambique was the next country to join the SAU, amidst fears that Portugal would try to recolonize the country.

Religion

The national faith of Zambézia is the Baha'i Faith, although there is a wide presence of Catholicism, Anglicism and Atheism, as well as a minority Pagan presence. The Zambéziens are free to choose whatever Religion they want to believe in and can register there believes to the governments National religious database that logs the religious aspects of Zambézian life and provides information for the governments yearly Religious newsletter which is posted free to all Zambézian citizens.

National symbols

The main national symbol of Zambézia is the African elephant, which is regarded as a symbol of "Peace and Strength as one", the national concept of life and the motto of Zambézia. Other national symbols of Zambézia include the Suikerboos flower which represents eternal life and the circle of life, and The warrior shield and spear which represent the country's army. The national crop of Zambézia is Wheat, which grows across its vast plains of land located largely in the north of the country.

Sport

Zambézia's national sport is Football, or "soccer". Zambézia has a strong football, rugby union, tennis and baseball reputation.

Culture

The culture of Zambézia is mainly liberal but with strong values of tradition. The people of Zambézia are considered to be the most patriotic on the planet. The national day is the 1st of May, when traditional festivals are seen across the country and the government hosts a carnival at the House of the People, a government building located in the Legislative capital, Luanda. The country is one of four countries worldwide that allows legal marijuana usage, the others being Netherlands, DPR Korea and the United States.

Food

Traditional cuisine of Zambézia includes many types of curries, including curry goat, curry bat and chicken curry, often accompanied with corn, wheat rice or wheat bread, and the most common drink is salted goats milk. The country also enjoys many "western style" foods, in particular pasta, pizza and kebab. Zambézia is world renowned for having the largest number of Nandos outlets in the world, as well as the biggest Nandos outlet in the world, located is Johannesburg.

Imports and Exports

The primary imports to Zambézia are leather, oil, technology (such as computers and telephone equipment), and cars. The primary exports within Zambézia are: gold, coal, corn, mango, sugar cane and sugar. The country has a disjointed relationship with many capitalist powers who view it as a threat and thus loses trade to and from these countries, Including Spain, Italy, Denmark, Australia, South Korea and Chile, who all have trade bans on Zambézia.

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