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RAJ 02:33, March 17, 2010 (UTC)

Republic of The Congo Basin
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Almost since the creation of this state in 2006, the Republic of the Congo Basin has been in a state of perpetual infighting. Composed of the territories of the former Democratic Republic of The Congo and the former Republic of The Congo, as well as nominal territories from Angola and the Central African Republic, this territory is deeply split along former borders. The location of the capital at Kinshasa as opposed to Brazzaville has caused many people on the North Bank to propose secession; there is also a revolution movement in the east and south of this deeply divided and diverse territory.

As a deeply ecologically based territory, however, the nation is doing a rather fine job. There is some logging and mining operations, particularly in the southern areas, but for the most part, the RCB is an ecologically sound nature preserve.

Economy

The meagre economy of the Republic of the Congo Basin is based primarily on its natural resources: wood and mining. The southern territories in particular have abundant diamond resources, and the industry there is the primary source of funds for the government. Logging in the rain forests have increased the output of raw goods, but the government has had to maintain a difficult balancing act between destroying rain forests and preserving its economy. Recent developments in hydroelectric industry have indicated that there may be a potential for an electricity source in that field, possibly leading up to the development of the RCB as an industrialized nation.

Statistics

Population: 73,000,000

Capital: Kinshasa

Form of government: constitutional democracy

President: Dennis Nguesso

Prime Minister: Ishmael Rigali

Area: 1,355,000 sq mi

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