Republic of Aztlan
from the Ascendancy World Fact Book

Background: Formerly part of the Central Republic of Venda, Aztlan emerged from Aztechnology held territory following the emmensly destructive civil war in the Central Republic. Like much of the rest of Venda, Aztlan suffers from the effects of the war, including lingering biological, chemical, and nuclear weapons residue. Additionally, Aztlan was the site of some of the fiercest fighting and much of the country's infastructure has been destroyed.

Aztlan Geography
Location: Central Venda, bordering Itza, and Pochata Plains
Map references: Venda
Area: total: 437,072 sq km
Land: 432,162 sq km
Water: None
Land boundaries: total: 3,631 km
Coastline: None
Climate: arid to semiarid; cold winters and hot summers
Terrain: mostly rugged mountains; plains in south
Natural Resources: natural gas, petroleum, coal, copper, chromite, talc, barites, sulfur, lead, zinc, iron ore, salt, precious and semiprecious stones
Land use: arable land: 12%
permanent crops: 2%
permanent pastures: 46%
forests and woodland: 3%
other: 37% (1993 est.)
Environment - current issues: Residual effects of the Chemical, Biological, and Nuclear weapons used during the Civil War have had a severe impact on the stability of the environment in Aztlan. Most farmland has been destroyed, as have a large number of natural habitats. The land is currently recoving from large scale resource depletion and deforestation by refugees following the war.

Aztlan People
Population: 23,113,285
Age structure: 0-14 years: 41.64% (male 4,934,340; female 4,781,206)
15-64 years: 55.28% (male 6,528,854; female 6,368,823)
65 years and over: 3.08% (male 335,953; female 382,809)
Population growth rate: -2.84%
Birth rate: 34.64 births/1,000 population
Death rate: 36.21 deaths/1,000 population
Net migration rate: 0 migrant(s)/1,000 population
Sex ratio: at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
under 15 years: 1.03 male(s)/female
15-64 years: 1.03 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.88 male(s)/female
total population: 1.02 male(s)/female
Infant mortality rate: 160.05 deaths/1,000 live births
Life expectancy at birth: total population: 46.95 years
male: 35.92 years
female: 58.03 years
Total fertility rate: 4.75 children born/woman

Nationality: noun: Aztalec(s)
adjective: Aztalec
Ethnic groups: Tenocha 78%, Itza 16%, Potocha 1%, other 5%
Religions: Atheist 97% , Cruistan or other 3%
Languages: Nahuatl, Vendan
Literacy: definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 98%
male: 98.7%
female: 97%

Aztlan Government
Country name: conventional long form: Republic of Aztlan
conventional short form: Aztlan
Government type: Military Dictatorship (interim)
Capital: Aztlan
Administrative divisions: 4 provinces
Constitution: None
Legal system: Martial Law, with traditional tribal law supplementing
Suffrage: Universal, 21 years of age (local elections)
Executive branch: chief of state: Colonel-President Itzcoalt
head of government: Colonel-President Itzcoalt
cabinet: Major Tlacaelel, Minister of Defense
Major Moquihuix, Minister of Finance
Lieutenant Tezozomoc, Minister of Education
Captain Topiltzin, Minister of Culture
Captain Tziquetzalpoztectzin, Minister of Foreign Affairs
elections: To be scheduled once state of emergency has passed
Legislative branch: None
Judicial branch: Ad-hoc military tribunals, courts martial
Political parties and leaders: None
International organization participation: None
Flag description: A red heron on a white field with a yellow border. (Aztlan means "Place of the Heron" in Nahuatl, and is symbolic of the color white.)

Aztlan Economy
Economy - overview: Once the center of the powerful Aztechnology Corporation, Aztlan has suffered greatly over the past several years. 95% of the nation's industrial capacity has been destroyed, 70% of agricultural lands have been rendered unusable, and its large services industry has been rendered ineffective with the loss of most of the nation's infastructure. Reconstruction is underway and has restored basic services to most towns and cities. The government operates largely on foriegn aid, and royalty payments from companies using patents belonging to the former Aztechnology corporation. Most of the population is employed by the government in public works projects, or by foriegn relief agencies.
GDP: purchasing power parity - $57 billion
GDP - real growth rate: 5%
GDP - per capita: purchasing power parity - aM1,500
GDP - composition by sector: agriculture: 6%
industry: 13%
government: 81%
Population below poverty line: NA%
Inflation rate (consumer prices) 17%
Labor force: 4.2 million
Industries: petroleum, chemicals, textiles, construction materials, construction, biotechnology
Industrial production growth rate: NA%
Electricity - production: 29.42 billion kWh
Electricity - production by source: nuclear: 97.96%
hydro: 2.04
other: 0%
Electricity - consumption: 27.361 billion kWh
Electricity - exports: 0 kWh
Electricity - imports: 0 kWh
Agriculture - products: wheat, barley, rice, vegetables, dates, cotton; cattle, sheep
Exports: aM12.8 billion
Exports - commodities: crude oil
Exports - partners: Andrea
Imports: aM23.8 billion
Imports - commodities: food, medicine, manufactures
Imports - partners: Andrea, Haromoszek, Australis, Pochata Plains
Debt - external:aM139 billion
Currency: Gold Standard
Currency code: Au
Exchange rates: The government is using the Ascendancy Mark, though any gold-backed currency can be found in circulation.
Fiscal year: calendar year

Aztlan Communications
Telephones - main lines in use: 925,000
Telephones - mobile cellular: 3,900,000;
Telephone system: general assessment: reconstitution of damaged telecommunication facilities began after the civil war; some damaged facilities have been rebuilt. A new cellular systems is rapidly replacing the old land-line system.
domestic: the network consists of coaxial cables, celluar towers, and microwave radio relay links
international: satellite stations - 2 Ascendancy SAT, 1 AZSAT
Radio broadcast stations: AM 19 , FM 51, shortwave 4
Radios: 14.85 million
Television broadcast stations: 13
Televisions: 3.75 million
Internet country code: .az
Internet Service Providers (ISPs): 1
Internet users: NA

Aztlan Transportation
Railways: total: 2,339 km
standard gauge: 2,339 km 1.435-m gauge
Highways: total: 45,550 km
paved: 38,400 km
unpaved: 7,150 km
Waterways: 1,015 km
Airports: 110
Airports - with paved runways: total: 76
Airports - with unpaved runways: total: 34
Heliports: 4

Aztlan Military
Military branches: Army, Republican Guard, Air Force
Military manpower - military age: 18 years of age
Military manpower - availability: males age 15-49: 5,902,215
Military manpower - fit for military service: males age 15-49: 3,301,880
Military manpower - reaching military age annually: males: 274,035
Military expenditures - : ammount - classified
Military expenditures - percent of GDP: 14% (estimate)

the major cities and provences of Aztlan

Central Venda (click to enlarge)

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