Head of State: President Babozo
Elafi, Dina, English
Total: 2.651.009 km²
Terrain: The north-eastern part of Duna is a hilly
area with a variety of impenetrable vegetation. The river ‘Dunant’ runs through
this area and branches off to the west, running through the Capital Filo. The south-western
part is a densely populated area. The east is generally flat and sandy.
Natural resources: Minerals (silver and platinum)
Climate: Warm and dry in the western part of Duna. The
more south-east you go, the more heavy rain can occur. Especially in the months
of March and April.
Natural hazards: annual downpours in the south-east
Ethnicity: Sima (70%), Bass (10%) and Elif
Religion: Sumoelsa (69%), others (31%)
republic of Duna borders neighboring country Pistan in the north-west and Mauna
in the north-east. In the South it shares a border with Barto, in the west it
is a centralized state, which is led by president Babozo. It was established in
1962 when it became independent from Mauno, its north-eastern neighbouring state.
is composed by three ethnic groups: Sima (70 %), Bass (20 %) and Elif (10%).
Elif is a minority that mostly lives in the east part (province Apia) of Duna.
They are related to the population of Barto, a neighbouring country in the south-east. The minority Elif
shares their language and culture with the population of Barto. Before the
independence of Duna from Mauno, the border between Duna and Barto has always
been disputed in the past as a consequence of many conflicts and ethnic
central government of Duna transferred certain political and administrative
functions to the Apia region in 2002, by which Apia became semi-autonomous.
Babozo is head of state since 2005. The Sima population has delivered the
president for the last decades, which is not appreciated by the Elif and Bass
is a centralized state. The central government consists mainly of members of
the Sima population, just as the president. The current head of state is president
Babozo. He is in office since 2005 and is re-elected for a second term which
started in January 2011. Every six years there are new elections. No president
may serve more than two terms in office.
an acronym that stands for ‘Elif Comrades United for Rights and against
Totalitarianism’ is a local
political party in the Province of Apia. This party wants more autonomy for the
province of Apia.
majority of the Duna population lives on the western side of the continent.
This is the richest region due to the mining activities in that area. Large
quantities of silver and platinum are exported.
part of existence is agriculture. The most important products produced are
sugarcane, peanuts, mangos and sweet potatoes. As the northern and eastern part
is impenetrable it is not suitable for agriculture. The few fields that are available
more to the South can only satisfy the local demand.
is the poorest province of Duna. The Apia population is known for their special
technique in making jewelry. The latter used to attract many tourists each year,
especially from the neighboring country Barto. Since the presidency of Babozo and
tensions tourism has deteriorated.
2000 the international situation of Duna with its neighboring countries has
been relatively stable. However, the humanitarian situation within Duna has deteriorated
since 1994, due to ethnical tensions.
political choices president Babozo makes, indirectly favor the Sima population,
which increases the unrest in the province of Apia. During the first term of
president Babozo the agitation remains superficial, this however changed with
the start of the second term. Mere verbal protest are swapped for protest of a more
Duna Armed Force was created in 1963. Only one year after Duna’s independence
from Mauno. The president is the supreme commander of the two branches: the
Duna’s Army and the Duna’s Air Force.
Army is the largest branch and consists of 38.000 combat-ready deployable
ground troups. Military
service is voluntary, although approval for participation has to be given by
the president. Since
2012, President Babozo has increased the defense budget annually.