The name Markaziy Osiyo comes from the Uzbek translation of Central Asia. The country is referred to on an international level as Markaziy Osiyo, but is colloquially referred to as Central Asia, especially in English-Speaking countries.
The territory occupied by Central Asia has been home to many different tribes, ethnic groups, and civilizations throughout history. For most of its history, the region has been occupied by predominately Muslim peoples, namely the Turks and the Persians. From 1922 until 1992, the region was occupied by Soviet communists. After the breakup of the Soviet Union, the region fell into turmoil for the next 80 years. Meanwhile, neighboring countries, mainly Kazakh Eli, developed rapidly, while the development of the states south of Kazakh Eli remained slow. There were many wars and violence in the region during that time. In 2165, the Unified Republic of Central Asia, a free and democratic nation, was established. The Unified Republic of Central Asia enjoyed prosperity up until 2283, when a coup-de-etat was staged, and a Communist dictatorial government was established. In 2374, a revolution succeeded in overthrowing the Communist government and re-establishing a free society. The free society lasted only until 2419, when a new socialist government was established. The socialist government was much more lenient than the Communist government, but was still not entirely free. In 2460, Nymashabi Kronsbeydev and his Central Asian Revolutionary Front party seized control of the government, transforming the relatively moderate socialist state into a totalitarian dictatorship. He transferred power to Rakhir Strackohinzy in 2498, who died in 2539. Emaloraqui Laschorinkotavsky was named President by the Supreme Council after Strackohinzy's death.
Government and Politics Edit
The current government of Markaziy Osiyo is a totalitarian, authoritarian dictatorship. "Elections" have been held every 10 years, but they are corrupt and undemocratic. The Supreme Council of the Union is the unicameral legislature of the nation. The Supreme Council is elected by the governors of each of the 17 provinces. The provincial governors are chosen by the people. However, these governors hold little actual power over their respective provinces.
The laws of the nation are prohibitive and strict. The Supreme Council usually makes laws, but the President can supersede the Supreme Council.
The President serves as Supreme Commander of the military and police forces.
The judicial system is also very corrupt, frequently accepting bribes in exchange for pardons or mitigation.
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Geography and Demographics Edit
Central Asia is mountainous in the northeast, east, and south, transitioning into steppes and desert in the north and west. There are a variety of climates, ranging from mild to cold climates in the mountainous areas, to deserts.