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State of Maza
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| Emirate of Maza |
English: Forever we will rule
Arabic: دائما سيحكم نحن
التوحد تحت راية لدينا (Patriotic Song)
Emir's palace (Seat of government)
|Official language(s)||English, Arabic (Turkish, Omani arabic and Kumzari 1)|
|- Emir||Al'Ridwan Yazid|
|- Vice President||Asadel Yazid|
|- Prime Minister||Adji Yazid|
|Legislature||There are three court levels in Maza, the Elementary Court is the lowest court, followed by the Court of Appeal, and then the Supreme Court as the highest court in the country.|
|Area claimed||1,800 square kilometers|
695 sq mi
~31,425 Permanent residents
|Currency||Mazan Rials (alongside w:Omani rial|
|National animal||Goitered Gazelle|
The Emirate of Maza is a micronation which claims the Musandam Governorate. Maza was founded in 383AD after Qaasim Yazid decided to start an independant Emirate. Maza claims 1,800 square kilometers (695 sq mi). Maza's location juts into the Strait of Hormuz, the narrow entry into the Persian Gulf, from the Arabian Peninsula. It was an exclave of Oman separated by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) It was partially controlled by both Oman and Iran as it is only a short boat ride to Iran. Due to it's location many cultures in the middle east have affected it. As North African and Oman cultures have been more prominent there are still Iranian cultures that are present for example the Iranian language Kumzari is common throughout Maza.
Maza is a picturesque region separated from the rest of Oman, with its scenery being quite attractive to tourists. Access to the peninsula was formerly rather difficult, with the only options being limited flights or a ten hour drive through four immigration posts. The world's fastest passenger ferry service between Muscat and Maza was launched in August 2008 to alleviate this problem and make the region more accessible. Maza has been credited for it's peaceful views on the conflicts taking place in the Middle east however the Emir of Maza Al'Ridwan Yazid has shown sympathy for the Palestinians with their conflict against Israel but will not send any military aid, only humanitarian.
Maza is believed to have originated for Arabic tribes who migrated from Yemen making a living by fishing, herding and stock breeding. Maza was controlled and/or influenced by three Persian dynasties: the Achaemenids, Parthians and Sassanids. The Sassanids seem to be the most likely to have occupied Maza. Al'Ridwan Yazid came to power after his father Muzammil Yazid died.
There have been many Royal Families in Maza's history, The Yazids, Salih's, Sadri's and the Wahba's
Government and politics
Maza is Emirate with an absolute monarchy system.
As an absolute monarchy, power is completely in control of the Emir. The Emir of Maza is the head of state and everything to do with it. The Emir will declare an heir to the throne before they die however if no heir is chosen then the Royal family will vote for the next Emir. If there is no Royal Family left then the people of Maza elect a new Emir. The Emir is accompanied by the Advisory Council.
Maza currently maintains a diplomatic relations with no other micronations worldwide. Maza remains neutral in all conflicts at the time of writing. Maza maintains a free and active foreign policy, a state where the Sultan has allowed Maza to create a formal or non formal diplomatic relations. Diplomacy in Maza is maintained by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Maza, the ministry is opened to public or intermicronational ambassadors.
Defense in Maza is under control by the Emir which is led by Al'Ridwan Yazid. The Maza Defense System (MDS) is divided into three, the Armed Forces, Police, and Intelligence Agency.
The Mazan Armed Forces (MZAF) is the armed forces in Maza. MZAF
was founded in 2014 (however Maza has always had a militia) by the order of Emir Al'Ridwan Yazid.
The law enforcement in Maza is the Mazan Central Police Department (MZA-CPD or MZPD). MZPD was established in Decemner 2014, to add secruity and to establish a mission to solve any criminal problems in Maza. Also, the foundation of MZPD is meant to make Maza safer from criminals such as corruption, terrorism, and others. MZPD has one national department, and also 2 other sub-divisions. The current CPC (Chief Police Commander) of MZPD is Sabeeha Jabbar.
And the Maza Federal Intelligence Agency (MFIA) is the official intelligence agency in Maza. FIA has solved many big cases in Maza, such as suspected terrorism and drug problems.
Maza also has the Mazan Police Drug Squad to help fight any drug problems in Maza.
TheMazan Terrorism prevention unit is used in dangerous high level terrorist threats.
The border control police are a separate division from the MZPD and guard the borders and make sure no one enters illegally.
The country has 4 major cities scattered across the Mazan territories. Many of the cities are separate, but connected by the Maza highway. The largest city in Maza is Madiia, with the capital city Al-Sulamad following as the second largest. The cities are Al-Sulamad, Madiia, Shadahar and Awar.
Geography and Climate
Like the rest of the Persian Gulf, Maza generally has one of the hottest climates in the world, and receives little rainfall. Annual rainfall in Muscat averages 100 mm (3.9 in), falling mostly in January. Some parts of the coast, particularly near the Iranian border at the sea, sometimes receive no rain at all within the course of a year. The climate generally is very hot, with temperatures reaching around 50 °C (122.0 °F) (peak) in the hot season, from May to September.
Mazan economy was considered by the Mazan investors as the one of the best. Maza is funded well and the Central Maza Bank is developing different money however called Mazan Rials which are pegged to Omani Rials. This could have a negative effect on the economy but the Emir has calculated the costs.
The Maza economical system was introduced on December 17, 2014 after the Maza Money was printed for the first time. Until January 2011, the Dollar uses an artificial rate of Rp10,000 per dollar. Today, the government uses it's own currency rate.
In investment sector, Maza controls it's own stock exchange, the MNSE (Maza National Stock Exchange). MNSE was founded on December 17, 2014.
* Taken from the Mazan Census Bureau
The total of registered Maza citizens according to the November 2014 census is 31,425.
There are around 3 major ethnics in Maza, and 2 major languages. Most Mazans are descended from Arabic-speaking peoples whose languages can be traced to Yemen and Oman. The largest ethnic group are Middle Eastern people, who comprise 89% of the population, and are politically and culturally dominant. The Sundanese, and the ethnic Whites are the largest non-Javanese groups.
According to the last census, Mazan life expectancy was 74 years in 2014, with a sex ratio of 7:3. And from information of the Ministry of Education, the literacy rate within Maza is about 96%. The literacy rate itself covers both registered citizens and permanent residents.
The government officially recognises no major religions in Maza, everyone can get an ID. In 2013, Religious affairs was finally separated from any state affairs; and along with that, religious beliefs is not listed in the Identity Card anymore. Religious freedom is stipulated in the Mazan culture, and Maza can be said as the most populous Zoroastrianism-majority micronation, with almost 90.1% of Maza being Zoroastrians according to the last 2014 census. 5% of the population was Mazdakism, 3% Islam, and 2% Christian or other. Most Mazan Muslims are concentrated in Western Maza, while Christians are scattered across Maza.
In education, Maza education system is as the same as the British education system. Most Maza citizens still study at Primary schools and Secondary schools with a small population going to University.