Nubia is a nation located in north-east Africa, west of the Gulf of Aden. It shares borders with Aegyptus, to its north, Nyasa, to its south, The congo nations to its southwest, the Nigerien Nations to its northwest and Somalia. The nation is commonly split up into 5 regions.
This is the highley urbanized region around El Obeid and includes the land around lake Nuba, south towards the Sudd Swamp, east towards the ruins of An Nahud and North towards Ed Damer. It contains a large portion of the population of Nubia. this area also includes kraftier, Nubia 5th largest city.
This is the more sparsely populated desert North of Alodia all the way up to lake Nasser, where Nubia claims to border Aegyptus and Ancient Egypt. Ancient Egypt does not recognize these claims and parts of the region are currently occupied by Aegyptus and Ancient Egypt.
South Sudan encompasses the land including, and bounded by the Sudd Swamp, Lake Albert, Lake Victoria and Lake Turkana. This is the third most populous region in Nubia, supported largely by the St. Allison, the third largest city in Nubia.
Ethiopia encompasses all the land of modern day Ethiopia, excluding Ogaden, Eritrea as well as northern Kenya. It was largely incorporated after the fall of Ethiopia and remains somewhat autonomous. It is the most populated region of Nubia and contains Nubia's largest city, Mersa.
Darfur represents Nubia's western frontier and is largely unpopulated, and underdeveloped compared to the rest of the empire. It encompasses a large variety of terrain including the real life Darfur, Bahr el Ghaza, the eastern half of the Central African Republic, a small amount of land in the northeast of the Democratic republic of Congo as well as eastern Chad. Several attempts have been made to populate the region however most have ultimately failed.
The Nubian economy is currently quite small. There are currently no significant international shops within Nubia, however, a few small shops exist in towns to serve the local populous. Many goods are bought and sold from the government to generate revenue. The real estate industry within El Obeid and several other cities provides much of the income for the nation. In addition, Nubia's extensive infrastructure network gives it a unique advantage in the animal trade compared to other towns in the region with most deliveries coming out of Ed Damer. Sand mining operation and concrete production continue to be a profitable and stable industry within Nubia however Illegal sand mining is just as much of a threat to Nubia as it is to any other nation. Much of the funding for the expansion of Nubian towns comes from the national bank which gives the nation additional leverage over its towns. Despite its relatively stable economy, Nubia fails to attract many wealthy investors in the region and has less claims than any other nation in the top 10 most populous nations.
Twomoo1119 had initially joined the server upon the request of an online friend, CasualNuker, with whom he had played on another towny server that had died. The plan was to set up a Wakandan nation with El Obeid to be a desert fortress and another town, located around modern day Illicit, to become the capital. Getting to the site where El Obeid was located in January of 2019 was rather difficult. Lower Egypt only had several towns and Upper Egypt had none. There were no ice roads or canals crossing the Sahara either. For a relatively poor citizen who had to scavenge for their own food, the Sahara posed a rather frightening obstacle. Luckily for twomoo1119, and Skyocity, another online friend who had joined him, some kind Judean bestowed upon them 32 loaves of bread. Upon reaching the Sahel, bounds of melons were discovered and the food situation was no longer a major concern. A temporary mine and underground base were constructed slightly north of modern day Wad Madani in order to afford a town.
Prior to Sudan
El Obeid began to rapidly expand within its first couple of weeks, seeking as much aid as possible from France and also becoming a colony of Austria Hungary to gain more aid. After a couple of weeks, El Obeid began to pursue its own nation after it became apparent that Wakanda would not work out well. Unfortunately, nation prices rose from 512 to 1024 during this period making the task much more difficult to accomplish. During this time, El Obeid joined the African Union and also joined and left the nation of Yemen a couple of times.
On February 16th 2019, the nation of Sudan was founded. Sudan quickly attempted to secure its holdings by creating several towns towards its west, none of which lasted very long. An Nahud was the biggest of these with its ruins still visible today a bit west of El Obeid. Twomoo1119 quickly got to work dissolving the AU’s democracy and inserting himself, along with the leaders of Oyo and Numidia as the Oligarchs of the AU. With the creation of Kebri Dehar, Sudan attempted to secure its control over Ethiopia and its Terracotta deposits however ran into disputes of the region with both Somalia, another African Union nation which formed around March 5th 2019 as well as the town of Tsana, which would later become the capital of Ethiopia on March 18th 2019. Due to concerns over Somalia’s aggressively expansionist nature, Sudan backed the town of Nairobi in a slight border dispute. This escalated the issue far beyond what it needed to be however did put a stop to Somalia’s expansion in the region. While Sudan ultimately backed down and allowed Somalia to take the disputed sliver of land, it did bring a halt to Somali expansion. In addition, during this time, Sudan fought the town of Yap during the Siege of Nairobi, the first victory won by an entirely Sudanese force. Sudan then entered into a brief conflict with Ethiopia which it came out victorious managing to officially maintain control of its terracotta deposits. Following this conflict, many AU member states began to go inactive including Oyo, while Numidia joined the GRE. Both Ethiopia and Somalia began to shrink and Sudan was left as the dominant power in the region. Following this, Sudan turned inwards and began to focus on improving El Obeid before twomoo1119’s 3 week absence.
Upon return from his summer vacation, twomoo1119 returned to find a mostly inactive and dead Sudan. In order to help revive the nation and also symbolically cast off the French, the nation was renamed to Nubia. In addition, El Obeid saw increased recruiting in order to produce more potential mayors to revive the nation. In addition, a colony was founded in Antarctica. Although it saw little success, it did become the source for the vast majority of Nubia’s ice during the creation of many of its ice roads. Due to all the recruiting, a vast amount of gold began to flow into Nubia’s banks allowing El Obeid to expand further as well as large savings to be accumulated. During this time, Nubia applied to join the GRE but was rejected due to its poor relations with France. <time>(edited)</time>
Conflicts with Ancient Egypt
Hostility towards Ancient Egypt began after Ancient Egypt stole the town of Le Caire from Nubia, a town that was in Nubian territory. Upon a meeting to talk about it, louisdek killed twomoo1119 during a lag spike. This resulted in Nubia declaring war on the town of Osiris and later, once making their own nation, Ancient Egypt as a whole. Upon entry into the GRE, Nubia attempted to settle the conflict with a simple peace treaty, however, due to louisdek’s violation of the majority of the terms in the treaty by the next morning, Nubia went back to war with Ancient Egypt. After this, there was a sharp spike in action for about a week. Since then the conflict has mostly died down with both sides remaining extremely hostile. Minor skirmishes have continued however Nubia has turned its focus elsewhere.
Due to all the gold that began to build up in Nubia, as well as the new potential mayors that Nubia saw, Nubia began to see a sudden growth beginning around late October. Several suburbs were established around El Obeid allowing the area to become highly developed. While Nubia flourished, the central bank did not. Several projects, such as the Palace and the Red Nile expansion began to eat away at it while grants for the expansion of Nubian towns began to slowly increase. In addition, income from recruiting began to slowly decrease. During this period, Kabashi, the second largest, and formerly loyal town left without explanation, and became very hostile towards Nubia. The Nubian Renaissance came to a close around the purchasing of Ethiopia. All Ethiopian towns were then integrated into Nubia and the nation was moved south to lake Nyasa, in hopes that it would become a colony. Although this was great for expansion, it put a rather heavy strain on the central bank and forced a temporary cessation of grants for the expansion of towns. This resulted in a slowing of growth of many Nubian towns and thus, the end of the Nubian Renaissance. Regardless, this purchase marks the beginning of the First Nubian Empire.
Nubia in the Greater Roman Empire
Around the beginning of December, Nubia applied for a second time into the GRE, after being rejected due to concerns over their relations with France. This time, Nubia was accepted. Following the January 2020 elections, Nubia was found to have made their mayors vote in a certain way, resulting in twomoo1119 becoming one of the Praetors, despite receiving very few high ranked votes from outside of Nubia as well as Noahser becoming Magister Militium. These actions have been quite controversial and condemned by other members of the GRE, particularly Persia.
Due to strained finances and weakening activity, Nubia entered a period of decreased activity during late December to mid January. During this time, Nubia sought to expand diplomatically and politically as opposed to the funding of new towns in order to keep costs low. In early January, Nubia came into conflict with Victorian Congo over a border dispute. Tensions have mostly died down however the borders remain somewhat unclear. Throughout January, Nubia had begun to lay the groundwork to recruit more active players. The remarkable success of Saint Allison alongside the required increase in recruitment in El Obeid led to an increase in the number of active players as well as the number of towns in Nubia.
United African Politics
Following 7iiiii's departure from the server, TateJackson was appointed as the new king of Nyasa. Around the same time, Nyasa joined United Africa and quickly dominated their politics, becoming the leader of the Union within a week. Both Nyasa, Gold Coast and Nubia have secured political dominance over the union, with the goal of effectively subjecting the non-Nubian west African nations.
Collapse of the First Nubian Empire
The Loss of Nubian Central Africa.
On the 29th of February, 2020, the nations of Nyasa, and their subjects, Congo and Kalahari exited the Nubian Empire. Due to the heavy ties between the communities, this greatly demoralized the rest of the population - especially Emperor twomoo1119 who had become extremely pessimistic about the Empire's future and turned to an isolationist approach to attempt to hold the empire together. While this initial succession may have been a small issue, other issues facing the empire quickly began to rise to the surface.
Although the Empire had seen substantial growth in the past month, becoming the largest nation by population for a short period of time, the central bank was extremely low on money and spending every ingot it got, keeping only a small amount in savings. Colonies, such as Gold Coast had cost the nation huge amounts of money leaving many of the towns of Nubia Proper to fund themselves, as opposed to relying on the government for funding as many towns had previously done.
Alongside funding, several political questions divided the empire. The establishment of a democratic system had been in the works for over a month however the older, and more conservative members of the Nubian community still preferred the monarchy that had existed for over a year. Furthermore, a corruption scandal involving twomoo1119 in the March Elections in the Greater Roman Empire served to reduce the popularity of the Emperor, especially with the newer players. The poor timing of both events meant that twomoo1119's popularity with the entire Nubian population had greatly diminished. The quickly enacted reforms by twomoo1119 following the succession of Nyasa had failed to prove popular with many of the Nubian elite and several important figures left the nation following their enactment.
Many African nations had taken advantage of the opportunity to rid themselves of Nubian Influence and Nubia's remaining colonies were questionably loyal. It was widely believed that Yemen, which was already by far the most autonomous of Nubia's colonies would take the opportunity to declare full independence if immediate action was not taken. Furthermore, a replacement was required for the leader of Gold Coast; a loyal and active member capable of leading the colony was however, difficult to find.
The Loss of Mersa
On the 4th of March, 2020, the town of Mersa, one of the three metropolises in the nation, joined the Yemeni empire in protest of Emperor twomoo1119's reforms as well as the corruption scandal. Colloquially referred to as "Mexit," this event shattered what little confidence remained in the Nubian government, and the people of Nubia.
The Abdication of Twomoo1119
On the 5th of March, 2020, twomoo1119 handed over the town of El Obeid and the nation of Nubia to Raining_Oranges, Sultan of the Yemeni Empire. This was done as a last ditch attempt to preserve Nubia's colonial empire as Yemen had not yet cast Nubia off.
Under Yemen's Control
Shortly after receiving Nubia, Orange installed Vlad as the next Emperor. Little focus was put on recruiting under Vlad and a new, unused shopping district was constructed in El Obeid. Due to a significant decline in population in both El Obeid and Saint Allison, Mersa became an influential power holder in the region and Nubia relied on it for much of its recruiting and population. Under Vlad, Nubia was branded as a Caliphate and many of the former elite were moved into lower ranking positions while newer members loyal to Vlad quickly rose to the highest ranks in Nubia. Vlad quickly became extremely unpopular and Mersa left Nubia again; Vlad abdicated shortly after.
Zovely did little in the way of anything and handed off they keys of power to 57gorky and the town of Mersa. While Nubia was technically ruled from El Obeid by Zovely, this was not the case in practice. Most of Vlad's reforms were undone during this period and a democratic system was formed.
The Ethiopian Revolt and MagicMoose
The nation of Ethiopia was founded by 57gorky on May 4th 2020 after Vlad returned to Yemen. It was feared that Vlad might be made Emperor of Nubia again and many Nubian mayors wanted a backup plan. About 1 week later, twomoo1119 began talking with the Nubian Mayors again and convinced many of them to join Ethiopia. After a few towns had joined, Raining Oranges replaced Zovely with MagicMoose, fearing that twomoo1119 would not remain loyal to the Yemeni Empire. The majority of Nubian towns joined Ethiopia following this causing MagicMoose to abdicate less than two weeks after becoming Emperor, twomoo1119 was installed in his place.
The Ethiopian Question
Although twomoo1119 had regained control of Nubia, the future of Ethiopia was uncertain. Many Ethiopian towns enjoyed their system of government and were content to remain in the nation. 57gorky and twomoo1119 had planned a vote to see whether the nations would remain in a union, unite under Ethiopia or unite under Nubia. After some private discussion, twomoo1119 and 57gorky agreed to unite under Nubia provided that he be payed back in full for the nation and that the Ethiopian system of government would be preserved. On May 21st, 2020 the nation of Nubia annexed Ethiopia back into itself. This drastically increased the size of Nubia and added many more residents as well as reunited the community. Nubia left the Yemeni Empire on the 22nd of May, 2020.
Disputes With Yemen
Following Nubia's withdrawal from the Yemeni Empire, the nation experienced a short period of unrest as certain individuals within the nation had been upset with the resulting situation. The nation quickly stabilized and focus was turned to a potential war with Yemen. Although no declaration of war was made by either side, large amounts of toxicity, propaganda as well as occasional raiding occurred. On June 2nd, 2020, Nubia occupied western Yemen in response to a raid. Following this incident, any remaining diplomatic relations between the nations were severed. This situation occurred until June 20th when the town of Mersa attempted to make a suburb across the red sea. Yemen sent forces into the area to prevent the foundation of the town however they were ultimately driven out by Sri Lankan mercenaries. Despite the victory, Nubia decided against making the town over the protest of a certain individual within the nation. A relative peace was achieved between the two nations on the grounds of "Can we just end this shit?" and "I just wanna build with my friends." Since then, the leaders have been relatively neutral and hostility between nation members has decreased dramatically. Throughout this period, Nubia continued to climb in population going from 245 residents to 504 residents between May 22nd and June 22nd.
The Pax Africanum
The Pax Africanum generally outlined the first Nubian Empire's foreign policy and expansion within Sub-Saharan Africa.
Greater Roman Empire
As a former member of the Greater Roman Empire (GRE), Nubia still somewhat aligns herself with its members. Numidia is considered its closest ally in the GRE, due to Nubia's proximity and historical membership in the African Union with the nation.
Nubia's only major enemy at the moment is Ancient Egypt. See Conflicts with Ancient Egypt for more details. Nubia has also involved themselves in some of the GRE's current wars including those against Bosnia and Ottoman Rumelia.
The Nubian flag is a vertical tricolor. The fly end of the flag is dyed brown as to represent the people of the East African coast. The middle band is also dyed white as to represent the White Nile River which flows through the center of the nation. The black band represents the fertility of the Nile River and the land that sits by it.
The flag of the Nubian Antarctic Territories includes a blue circle in its center. While having no official meaning, it is used to represent the abundance of water, the cold weather as well as being simply a symbol commonly used to represent Antarctica in game.
Nubia supports a large amount of infrastructure relative to its size, especially for those travelling North or South. The Great Rift Works were completed as of the middle of August allowing travelers to boat directly from Alexandria, through El Obeid, to Mozambique via a series of lakes, rivers and newly constructed canals. As of late August, ice roads were constructed to connect Slime City, Malakal, Al Golem and Ellesmera to El Obeid as well as a direct connection from El Obeid to Corsica, and the Wider Americo-European ice road network. Nubia's ice network extends into Ethiopia and deep into Central Africa as well.
Subjects - Past and Present
Until the formation of Nyasa, Nubia has a relatively limited sphere of influence due to isolationist policies. For the most part, its sphere of influence still does not reach far beyond Africa.
The Nubian Antarctic's entry into the Nubian Empire came a day after a visit from the mayor, Shmalter, (Also known as "Walter,") who concluded that closer ties to Nubia would greatly benefit both Nubia and his town formerly called Arcane, now called Harepan, the capital of the Nubian Antarctic . The nation, not called Molodezhnaya, is now ruled by TransientBeing and is mostly inactive.
Nyasa was formed in the middle of December of 2019 and quickly grew to 100 residents in slightly over a month, making Nyasa the second largest nation in Africa by population, after Nubia. They were intentionally set up as a puppet state to secure Nubia's southern border as well as their hegemony over the East African coast and reached over 100 residents at their height, however, suceeded from Nubia in late February 2020.
The Adal Sultante was formed shortly after the Nubian acquisition of Ethiopia, in late December, 2019. In order to secure their hegemony over the East African coast, they were invited into the Nubian Empire and gladly accepted. As of early February, the nation Incarnation moved elsewhere and the nation lost all its towns effectively killing it.
Gold Coast was a short lived puppet state established by Nubia with the goal of consolidating control over West Africa and United Africa. The colony, which saw limited success, was abandoned, and later sold off after the collapse of the first Nubian empire.
Yemen was formed in late January, 2020 from a formerly a town from Adal. After some negotiation and a raid from Grand Australia, Yemen decided to join the Nubian Empire. Yemen went on to expand its influence and eventually incorporated the remnants of the First Nubian Empire, including Nubia itself, following its collapse.