Nopah is one of the Three Tribes of Tharelia. Its capital is the city of Yontah on the East Coast. It is the richest and most developed nation on the planet, home to the largest centres of scientific and technological development.
Geography and Climate
Nopah is located between longitudes 0° and 90° West and latitudes 0° and 50° North. The continent has vast plains to the east and vast deserts to the west, separated by the Nomorah Mountains in the Midwest. Nopah did not have vast forests in the time of the first settlers, and today the continent is practically devastated.
Temperatures range from +45°C in the Equator to -35°C in the Northern Islands. The capital Yontah exhibits temperatures ranging from 10°C to 25°C. Snowstorms are common in the Northern Tundras.
The region was visited by navigators and explorers from Erlah 5,000 years ago. A settlement was built in the Yontah region and from there the continent began to be explored in the West direction. The vastness of the continent and its relative isolation contributed to the development of an advanced civilization based on scientific knowledge and technological discoveries, unlike other regions where local tribal social structures prevailed.
Nopah's ethnic profile is the Ashkari or light-skinned Hemitic. The country today has 2,534,628,800 inhabitants, the second most populous on the planet. There are 256 cities with more than 1 million inhabitants. 35% of the population lives below the poverty line, most of them living in slums around big cities.
Government and Political Organization
Nopah follows the autocratic model of the other nations of Tharelia. Presidential candidates are chosen from a pool of prominent figures in society and the President is elected by members of the upper chambers. The presidential term is 10 years.
Citizens over the age of 20 are entitled to vote for local representatives, with a 5-year term.
Culture and Society
15% of Nopah's population follows the Norlah Church, a local branch of the Orthodox Erlah Church. 10% follow pagan Surnah cults and 75% are atheists. Nopah society is intensely technology-oriented and individualistic. Personal communication devices are ubiquitous, but the central government controls every aspect of Nopah's life, with facial recognition cameras on the streets and iris scanning devices.
Despite an exacerbated materialism, Nopah society observes traditional symbols and dates such as Thar Shvar, celebrated on the 20th day of the 10th month of the year. All married women and some unmarried women wear the haji, colourful veils that cover their heads.
Science and Technology
Thanks to research centres and Universities, Nopah has achieved technological feats never seen in other regions. Theoretical Physics is extremely advanced and has led to the development of the Standard Model of the Multiverse, the theory of Parallel Universes. 60 years ago a civilian-military task force was created to allow the transport of information and matter to other Universes, called The Hyperon Project.
The miniaturization of computers and electronic devices is extremely advanced. Quantum computers can calculate the wave function of an entire Universe in a matter of minutes. Artificial Intelligence has led to the development of military robots and mechs capable of image recognition and decision-making. And the country's aerospace industry develops military aircraft that are used by the Nopah Air Force and other nations as well.
industry makes intensive use of fossil-based energy resources. Thanks to the existence of thousands of thermoelectric plants in the country, the local atmosphere is extremely polluted, causing several respiratory diseases in the population.
Nopah is now an ally of several local Surnah leaders, who spend millions of tharions on weapons and aircraft. This trade flow is officially condemned by Surnah's central government, which accuses Nopah of arming rebel groups, especially The Flock. Tensions rose between the nations, and Erlah Church leaders were called upon to act as mediators.