Gujarat is a small Terra Nova nation located on the western coast of the Indian Subcontinent. It was formed by indian7p on April 24, 2020, and its creation had been planned for more than a month. It is surrounded by the Land of the Maurya Dynasty to the north, the India Realm to the northeast, and the Land of Bharat to the east. It has been an established force in southern Asia for nearly two years, and still exists today.
Gujarat was formerly a member of the Austrian, Yemeni, Sri Lankan and Nubian Empires. It has had four Prime Ministers and two Presidents.
It can sometimes be confusing to hear of town names after town names without knowing what is being referred to. This political map of India was created to fully illustrate the modern territorial claims and borders while plotting each town and major ruin that exists at the time of its creation.
Beginnings with Yemen
Gujarat, which at the time was known as Arabia, joined the Yemen Empire in March 2020 after India was sold to the Yemenis, following a brutal war against the Maurya Dynasty and Yemen. The nation was renamed to Gujarat after leader Tafffy ceded it to the empire, who allowed indian7p to use it.
On June 8, 2020, Gujarat's first Prime Minister election was decided. zThunder7 became the nation's first Prime Minister after holding 2/3 of the popular vote. This election offered a referendum asking voters if Gujarat should stay with Yemen, and it was decided that the alliance would continue. During Thunder's tenure as PM, he offered free farms and highway infrastructure frequently. However, he was also accused of begging for funds from citizens. These actions made his administration rather unpopular, and on the 21st of June, a new election was held which ousted Thunder and appointed navyaxD the new Prime Minister.
On the 1st of July 2020, by democratic means, Gujarat left the Yemen Empire. This was decided through the monthly election that instated zThunder7 as both Minister of Recruitment & Populace and Minister of Economical Activities, and re-elected navyaxD as Prime Minister. After leaving Yemen, Gujarat then joined Sri Lanka.
Prior to July 3rd, the governing body of Gujarat consisted of President indian7p, Prime Minister navyaxD, and a parliament of town mayors and a cabinet of ministers. However, that day, a council was created that would include anyone in any Gujarati town with the "councillor" rank. This council would replace the parliament, and all councillors, MPs, and ministers would be in it. Navya wanted councillors to have more power than MPs, but Indian refused the idea.
Presidential Power Struggle
Three days later, Navya would begin talk of a new constitution. He planned to install himself as president in this new document, but indian7p saw this as an attempted coup. On the sixteenth, Navya held a vote to increase councillor power above MPs, but was immediately vetoed by Indian. The council was temporarily closed to discuss terms of amendments to the constitution.
On July 17th, Gujarat left the Sri Lankan Empire due to the banning of some Sri Lankan leaders, as well as UghBraces selling the nation. The town of Latur defected to Sri Lanka, and negotiation efforts to bring the city back had failed.
Gujarat on Hold
On the 20th, President indian7p was banned due to of rumors of an alleged doxxing of player Raining_Oranges' friend. A statement by Indian was written in response. During this time, Gujarat was becoming a much more populous nation (thanks to the efforts of navyaxD, who became the "Emergency President"), and Indian released a video on his situation. However, elections were put on hold, as if Indian was not unbanned, Navya would have to step in as the new president.
The next month, Prime Minister navyaxD would buy Mumbai from Sri Lanka, causing him to move from the city of Rajkot and continue his work at his new home. This would cause Rajkot's second period of inactivity, but Mumbai would expand in population quite rapidly.
On August 27th, indian7p was unbanned, and the third election of the Gujarati Prime Minister took place on the first of September. The candidates navyaxD and Pokemaster01 were the only choices, and Navya won by a landslide victory (6-0). This would be his third term as PM. Five days later, Gujarat opted into the Austrian Empire through the signing of the Treaty of Ahmedabad (shown left).
Gujarat under Austria
The day after the new treaty was signed, the Gujarati parliament was under investigation by indian7p. All MP ranks would be temporarily disabled until the investigation was complete. This caused some confusion from the MPs, but it was said by Indian that the target of the investigation was Prime Minister navyaxD. This was because Navya had positive relations with the town of Kraftier and the nation of Kosovo, but poor relations with Nubia, which had been allies with Gujarat since the 20th of June. After Navya agreed to break all ties with Kraftier, Indian's investigation ended. However, Navya's Prime Minister rank would not be returned to him until the 15th, as Indian became irritated when Navya asked him for his rank back.
Involvement with Pakistan
During a border conflict between Pakistan and Persia in late September, the council sided with Pakistan despite being enemies. This initiated peace talks with Jayden, the leader of Pakistan. If Pakistan became neutral or allied with Gujarat, the council would fund Jayden to aid him during the war. Jayden agreed to make a vote and let his people decide on whether his country should make peace with Gujarat. However, no conclusion was ever formally reached, and thus the two nations remained at odds. One possible explanation for why this was could be that Pakistan was an enemy of The Syndicate, a group of nations which the Austrian Empire was in. However, no particular reason for Jayden's abrupt abandonment of the summit was communicated.
The Veto Controversy
On the 22nd, navyaxD and a new MP, InfiniteTapWater, brought up an important issue during a council discussion: indian7p's powers as president. They cited the power of the veto as a reason why Indian had too much control over the government. Indian gave himself this power two days prior, and elaborated on his policy by stating, "Veto power only exists if the thing you are voting on exists or is in process, affects individual towns drastically or changes the political structure (where it is voted by citizens in general elections)." In a discussion regarding a tax bill by InfiniteTapWater, Indian also stated that taxation efforts would also be vetoed. No members of parliament agreed to this, causing an unstable relationship between president and council.
During the voting process of this new tax bill, indian7p continued to suggest amendments after the bill was already finalized, and on top of that, he had the final say, even if the bill was ratified by the entirety of parliament. This meant he had the power to bend the bill to his will, or else it could be voided entirely. Indian could also cast his own vote, which some MPs believed was undemocratic. The council agreed that reform must be made in order to protect Gujarat's democracy, or else Indian risked a revolution.
Instability and the DRG
Without indian7p's knowledge, the parliament formed the Democratic Rebellion of Gujarat (DRG), and gained support from Austria, as well as ZodiakFlesh, the then-leader of Alabama, Louisiana, Tennessee, and Mississippi. The rebellion would not see action unless veto reform wasn't agreed to by Indian, and it would not turn violent unless absolutely necessary. The members of the group would split from Gujarat and form an independent nation if nothing was done, or it would attempt to reduce the president's power (or depose indian7p from office entirely.)
The next day, Prime Minister Navya would hold a vote to abolish the veto. Two MPs would vote in favor of it before indian7p vetoed it, adding to the DRG's reasons to rebel. However, on the 26th, indian7p would announce new changes to the structure of the government.
Indian had reformed both voting and veto power, giving into the demand of parliament. There was no longer any need for the DRG, and thus it was disbanded. This act would finally end the Veto Controversy.
The Rise of InfiniteTapWater
In early September, the town of Bangalore was created by player InfiniteTapWater, a relatively new player on the server. It was quickly annexed by Gujarat, and Tap became its newest MP. He spent most of his time on the server gaining as much wealth as possible, and the rate at which he acquired it impressed other members of parliament. He began one of his largest contributions to the nation by drafting a taxation bill, which was seen and approved by members of the council. This tax bill would be the basis of the Veto Controversy, but would ultimately be approved by President indian7p.
On October 1st, Tap would run against navyaxD in Gujarat's fourth Prime Minister election. His campaign succeeded, and became Gujarat's third PM after only being a part of the nation for less than one month. During his time as PM, he appointed the members of his cabinet while on vacation, but soon afterwards, Tap explained that he had been dealing with "personal stuff." On top of that, the nation was at an all-time low in terms of activity, and it was declining in membership. He resigned as PM on the 21st to focus on real-world problems, and handed the position off to Mapscientist, a cabinet member and mayor of Rajkot. Tap remained in the cabinet during Mapscientist's brief time as PM.
The Dark Age Begins
On November 1st, the fifth PM election would take place, but only one person would be on the ballot: navyaxD. By this point, too many citizens had gone inactive for a close election to happen. Navya was reelected with the promise that he would revitalize Gujarat, and wanted every member of parliament to pour their energy into recruitment and growth. His return came with a somewhat more authoritarian approach, as he wanted to weaken the council but strengthen the PM and presidency, while expanding across the Indian Subcontinent.
Navya made a number of speeches and immediate changes, such as the renaming of the Prime Minister to Chancellor, and the introduction of "Outward Westernisation," a program to implement western philosophical ideas into the government.
Throughout Gujarat's time as a colony of the Austrian Empire, the colonists had not fulfilled their promises to Gujarat that were outlined in the Treaty of Ahmedabad. They did not aid Gujarat during its decline, nor did they assist with military protection. The Austrian government also did not allow Gujarat to ally with Nubia, which violated the treaty. indian7p held a vote on November 9th asking the people if Gujarat should stick with them, and after it was decided that they would leave the empire, leader Toefte insulted Indian in a heated argument (that has since been deleted). It was announced in the Austrian Discord server that Gujarat had been kicked, but this wording irritated Indian and Navya.
Gujarat under Darya
After leaving the Austrian Empire, Gujarat was free to ally or enemy any nation without worrying about the empire's cooperation. On the 19th of November, 2020, Gujarat became one of four founding nations of the Darya Pact, along with Nubia, Somalia, and Kaapkust. The purpose of this alliance was to support each nation's development and defense.
Soon after joining the Darya Pact, false rumors began spreading of a Gujarati declaration of war against the Maurya Dynasty. indian7p addressed the allegations by stating they were indeed fake, and that someone had been impersonating him. Some confusion arose from this event, but no formal declarations were made.
In mid/late November, the members of Darya were preparing for the election the Maktaba, a group of individuals who manage all aspects of the pact. President indian7p campaigned for a position in the Maktaba as a Katib, a member who could oversee foreign policy, military, activity, urban development, or finances. On the 30th of November, the election results were released, and Indian became Katib of the Treasury.
Drafting the Constitution
Five days prior to the election, Indian would make an attempt to finish a draft of the Gujarati constitution the nation was waiting for. A vote was held to ask the people if the document should resemble Nubia's and there would be two affirmative votes. Three days later, another vote was held on what the constitution should include, and all citizens could participate. Chancellor navyaxD's term was extended to an undetermined date so that the constitution could be decided. As of this writing on June 19th, 2021, the constitution has not been finalized, and voting has not yet closed.
The Last Attempt
By December 2020, Gujarat was largely inactive. Many towns only had one member left, and old members of the nation wanted to do something about it. Some members of parliament expressed interest in renewing Gujarat's activity. Ahmedabad was already going through radical changes, and Rajkot was experiencing new transformations as well. A new recruitment campaign began in some of the larger towns in an effort to start expansion again.
These new strides would not be enough to motivate Chancellor Navya to continue his work, however. On the 18th, navyaxD resigned as Chancellor, citing server and member activity for his reasons why. He also did not enjoy the server any longer, and wanted to distance himself from it as much as possible. The day after this resignation, indian7p appointed Mapscientist and InfiniteTapWater as the new chancellors. Gujarat never had two chancellors at once, but this was not a problem.
The next day, InfiniteTapWater relocated to Rajkot to assist Mapscientist with recruitment, and left Bangalore behind. A large construction project that was made possible by recruitment efforts and government funding was underway, and each town was pouring hours of work into recruitment. This, however, was still not enough, as the December election was cancelled due to the citizens' continued inactivity and unwillingness to campaign.
On the second day of the new year, cabinet member navyaxD proposed a new bill that would introduce radical changes to the government, which mainly served to change how the state handled agriculture. It was titled "navya Doctrine," and it contained a series of 11 clauses that would reform control over agricultural affairs. There was much debate over the various clauses, and was unfavorable among the chancellors and president. The next day, chancellors Mapscientist and InfiniteTapWater created a new doctrine based on Navya's that they believed had improved upon the old policies to rival the Navya Doctrine. There was no popular version by this point, so President indian7p created a "merger" agricultural doctrine to compromise. This version was not agreed to either, and there were no changes to the government.
The Death of Gujarat
After the events of January 2021, there was very little activity in-game from the members of the nation. On March 15th, Chancellor Mapscientist quit the server, but did not resign his position. Multiple towns fell due to inactivity, including Mumbai on the 11th of May. Some members still logged on just to keep their items and towns, but most of the country did not go online at all. Most towns only had one resident, aside from a recently-added town, Goa.
July Activity Spike
On July 17th, Chancellors Mapscientist and InfiniteTapWater logged onto the server. They surveyed the ruins of once-great towns of Gujarat, and concluded that the country was in a state of dishevelment. After raiding nearby ruins and killing players found in the wilderness, an agreement was reached to annex the town of Bengal from India. This, however, couldn't work, as the town was too far from Gujarati claims to be subsumed, so they settled on an alliance instead.
The following day, MP navyaxD and Chancellor InfiniteTapWater requested to become the presidents of Gujarat. In return for this position, they would return to the server and play actively. The following agreement with President indian7p was announced:
The new President navyaxD made some immediate changes, like changing Rajkot town policy, and President InfiniteTapWater began work on demolishing old buildings in Rajkot. However, activity from nation members was still relatively low, causing Tap to resign his presidency and leave Gujarat days later.
July to Today
In recent documentation, there has been little change in Gujarat since July 2021. On September 6th, the Land of Gujarat submitted to the Second Nubian Empire. The claims that split Mumbai disbanded, but were replaced with new ones under the new India nation. The town of Goa also collapsed, and similarly to Mumbai, was replaced by a new Indian town, "Donkeys island."
On January 26 2022, Cabinet member Mapscientist logged into the server and was approached by Indian Emperor 69Shock. They discussed the relationship between India and Gujarat and posed the question of Gujarati subjugation. Map brought this idea to Indian, claiming integration would benefit Gujarat largely due to the empire's proximity, as opposed to Nubia's faraway governance. However, the President rejected this proposal, citing Shock's alleged affiliation with scammers. Map complied with this arrangement, but agreed to stay allied with India.
Relations would be shaken, however, when Map encountered a scammer in the streets of Mumbai. The scammer was reported to Shock, who had vague but negative history with the person in question; even after this event, the alliance held.
Today, Gujarat is a small and inactive nation with only two towns, each with only one resident. Its territory has diminished greatly, as both towns lie in close proximity on the Kathiawar Peninsula. Ahmedabad, Rajkot, Neu Frankfurt and Mumbai are the only remaining registered towns who have withstood the tests of time, though Mumbai and Neu Frankfurt are no longer in Gujarati possession.
Ahmedabad, the capital of the Land of Gujarat, is the oldest city in the nation, which was founded by current President Indian7p on October 24, 2019 at 19:33 UTC. It is also the largest town by area at 131 chunks. It serves as the national spawnpoint and business hub for travelers. It houses 1 citizen, but much of the land is reserved specifically for residential use. The town is located on the northern end of the Kathiawar Peninsula on the Indian Subcontinent, and while it is the closest Gujarati town to foreign borders, it is also the furthest inland. It lies at the triple point between vast deserts, jungles, and savannahs, offering a wide range of natural environments.
Like many desert towns, one common issue mayors must face is the occurrence of sand mining. Builders in search of sand and glass come to these towns to gather resources without cost. To combat this, the city limits are lined with tall stone brick fences to contain those who n-spawn. As a result, much of the terrain has remained mostly intact, and there are far larger deserts to the north outside of Gujarati claims.
For most of Ahmedabad's history, the city has not remained populous, and on average, only 1-2 residents live in it at any given point in time. However, there are many for-sale estates that are available for purchase, and construction projects in these areas are ongoing.
One of the largest and most recognizable structures in Ahmedabad is the Reliance Headquarters. In this building, players would teleport inside using the /n spawn command, and could trade using the many sign shops found on each floor. During times of war or if suspicious activity was spotted nearby, the building could be easily locked down, barring visitors from leaving until the conflict was resolved. It was located near the center of the city, and remained as one of the tallest buildings in Gujarat for well over a year. However, the skyscraper would not last forever, as it was entirely removed in 2021.
This was not the only large structure in Ahmedabad. Currently, there exists an airport on the northern side of the town, which connects flying machine flights across the server. It was established on May 1, 2020, and is managed by Air India Ltd, indian7p's airline corporation. Initially, there were plans to expand the airline across all of Gujarat, but the only known ports built in Gujarat were in Ahmedabad and Mumbai.
Rajkot is the 2nd largest and oldest town in Gujarat, being formed November 9, 2019, and has amassed 109 chunks. The town was created by an unknown player, but has been governed by mayor Mapscientist for the majority of its existence. It is located at the southern tip of the Kathiawar Peninsula on the Indian Subcontinent, and offers a wide coastline along the Indian Ocean.
Historic City Center
At the southernmost point of the town, a large portion of the city is walled off by white concrete and quartz pillars. This wall encloses the City Center, in which the old town borders were drawn before Mapscientist came to power. Much of the ground is replaced by stone bricks, which have remained since the creation of Rajkot in 2019. This is where town necessities are kept, such as farms, housing, and storage.
In the heart of the City Center lies the Bell Tower, a 25-block-tall concrete dome supported by stone pillars, complete with a beacon, floor design, and a stone clapper that hangs from the top. It was constructed on May 18, 2020 as a symbol of amelioration. This is where members of the town teleport to after using the /t spawn command. The beacon's effects can be felt across town, but it is the only active beacon in Rajkot.
In the region surrounding Rajkot, there are four individual ruin sites that predate Rajkot itself. One of these sites was claimed by Map, and lies at the northern panhandle in the center of the peninsula. This was claimed to ensure the preservation of a historical artifact, but anyone with permissions may explore the interior.
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