Empire Blog - Palapyan/Botswanan Caliphate
First published: Sunday November 28th, 2021
Hey guys! I decided to do an informative blog about the Palapyan/Botswanan Caliphate (PBC) in Geopro's Dawn of the JetPunk Empires (DOTJE) blog series. I/we am/are the leader/s of the caliphate. I will include some things herer that you might not know from just reading the DOTJE series (which I highly recommend).
General Information and Statistics
Anyway, here is some general information:
Leader: The QuizzerBros'
Official capital: Palapye
De Facto second capital: Gaborone
Countries included in the Caliphate: Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, Malawi, Congo, D.R. Congo, Gabon, Zimbabwe, Eswatini, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Barbados, Lesotho, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Togo, Burkina Faso, Mali, Belgium, Netherlands, Switzerland, Austria, Hungary, Czech Republic, New Zealand (South Island), France (Antarctic Possessions), Ghana.
Biggest Cities (urban area): Kinshasa (13,900,000), Nairobi (6,100,000), Accra (5,200,000), Addis Ababa (3,900,000), Bamako (3,675,000), Kampala (3,675,000), Yaoundé (3,500,000), Douala (3,450,000), Rotterdam/The Hague (3,275,000), Kumasi (3,075,000)
Area: 10.857 million km2
Population density: 51.03 people/km2
Disputed territory: The PBC has a mostly unrecognized claim of the Chobe National Park in Botswana's north. The area is disputed with the Empire of the Minas Gerais.
Major allies: The PBC's biggest ally is with the Great Southern Empire. They have strong trade relations and support each other in military conflicts. The PBC is not part of a major alliance (Quintuple Pentente or the Infinity League) and is therefore generally considered a neutral country.
Strategical allies: The PBC's major strategical allies are with the Veggie Caliphate and the Med-Atlantic Empire. These three empires have a non-aggression pact signed and are the three major countries in the African continent. The PBC also has major trade relations with the Greater Indian Empire, Chilefornia, and the Macedonian Empire.
The PBC is part of the United Nations, The African Union, G20 Nations, Southern Hemisphere Treaty Alliance, the Caribbean Confederation and the European Union.
Government type: Constitutional Monarchy
Official Languages: English, Setswana (Tswana), French, Palapyan.
Bordering countries: Empire of the Minas Gerais, Veggie Caliphate, GrandOldLand, Great Southern Empire, Greater Indian Empire, Vampire Empire, Second German Empire, Med-Atlantic Empire, Imperial Union, Macedonian Empire.
GDP: 19.79 trillion USD.
GDP per capita: $35,722 USD per capita
This GDP makes the PBC one of the richest countries in the world. Although they have many poor African nations in their empire, they have extremely rich European nations, along with the GDP from Spain and other southern European countries. They also have a booming mining industry and are focusing on increasing their GDP by drastic amounts. They have the fastest growing GDP in the world by a large margin.
Major industries: Mining, manufacturing, agriculture, technology, tourism.
Major exports: Gold, diamonds and vibranium.
Military size: 312,753 active duty troops. 761,329 reserve troops. 1,074,082 total.
The PBC doesn't nearly have the largest army, with its economy and external relations being of higher concern to the country than military strength. The PBC uses its indestructible alloy, Ultramegatanium, to fortify it's army vehicles and aircraft. The PBC is also famous for having a fleet of an unknown amount (estimated around 150) of highly skilled special agents that have been injected with an Ultramegatanium serum, which has made them supersoldiers. This elite group of military personnel is called the Alpha Division, or the Alpha Squadron. With this division at their disposal, the PBC has no need to focus primarily on their military size.
Floral Emblems: Sausage tree and Acacia tree
Faunal Emblems: Leopard, Boomslang and Black Mamba
National Sport: Cricket
National Dishes: Roast Meet (beef, pork or turkey) and Baked Vegetables. Also many Italian foods like Lasagne, and Spaghetti Bolognese.
National Desserts: Baked Butterscotch Pudding and Caramel Banoffee Pie.
National Public Holidays:
New Years' Day: 1 January
King's Birthday: 11 January
Left-Handed Day: 15 January
Cricket Day: 3 February
Okavango Day: 14 February
QuizzerBros Day: 21 February
Palapyan Caliphate National Day: 24 March
Easter Holidays: Good Friday, Easter Saturday and Sunday.
Wildlife Day: 15 May
COTW Day: 1 June
Federation Day: 17 August
Botswanan Caliphate National Day: 5 September
Ultramegatanium Day: 27 September
International Day: 10 October
Wildlife Day: 6 November
JetPunk Day: 19 November
Christmas Day: 25 December
Boxing Day: 26 December
Day-after Boxing Day: 27 December
Palapyan Aurum and Serpens
Religion and Beliefs:
- Protestantism (57%)
- Cathlocism (20%)
- Other Christian (2%)
Demonyms: Palapyan or Botswanan
HDI: 0.759 (High)
Driving side: Left
The PBC is a megadiverse country with many different terrain types over its huge area. To the south of the empire is the Kalahari and Namib Deserts. North of that, there is the Okavango Delta, disputed Chobe National Park and Zambezi River area (including Victoria Falls). From here, and up through the central band of Africa, the PBC has lush rainforests teeming with the unique wildlife it is famous for. Further to the east, there are large mountain ranges. To the north, the PBC holds large parts of the Sahara Desert. In Europe, you will find general European weather. In Barbados there is tropical weather. In New Zealand there is moderate weather. And in Antarctica, there is extremely cold weather. Temperature ranges from highs of around 50 degrees Celsius in the Sahara, to around -50 degrees Celsius in Antarctica.
Listed below are the PBC's 20 first-level subdivisions:
Here are some pictures of famous and interesting places and things in the PBC:
Thank you for taking the time to read this information blog about the greatest Empire in the age of JetPunk! If you are reading this Geopro, I hope you enjoyed learning more about my empire in your storyline. I'd really like for other Emperors to make a version for their own Empires so that I can learn more about them all. I'll also try to update reasonably frequently when a new episode of DOTJE is released but I can't promise that. Hopefully next ep, I'll have the UAE and for those reading who are interested in the Netherlands, I'll be willing to make a trade for it if you want (but only if I feel it is fair). Also, if anyone has any questions about anything to do with the empire, please feel free to ask, and I'll try to answer it. Thank you again, and can't wait for the next episode!