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Africa
Note: This Country has disbanded.

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Preamble

Africa is a women's rights organization founded to bring awareness to whales and their dire situations. Due to increases in harpooning off the shores of Madagascar, home of the Koalas, the whales have been decreasing in number. Please, won't someone think of the whales?


The original forums that was set up to create a small staging point: http://africa.freeforums.org/ NEW FORUMS AT http://moonsclosed.com/forum/index.php

For unknown reasons the forum is down right now.

Events

On March 25, 2008, war was declared on Africa by several nations after Africa stated that they were declaring war on the whole world. This conflict is known as the African War.

As of Mar 26, 2008, at approximately 1:30am EST, Africa became the largest alliance by member count.

On April 9, 2008 at 3:02 a.m. a member of COG known as Niff declared that the war was over and announced the surrender terms of Africa. [1]

On April 19th, 2008, Unspeakable Evil joined Africas war on COG with a separate CB, which began the COGLAND War, African commited itself to support UE [2].

Government

ADMINS READ: Africa would like it if in the country of 'Africa' - the current leader was removed (unaffiliated with African Government) and some assistant cities were made: East_Philadelphia, Monktopia, and Meghans_Law. Africa has no leader now and has taken on an anarcho-syndicalist style of democratic government where the mages guilds are the most prominent and are now exploring global strategies for trade and commerce. [3]

Founder

Until the reign of Jugurtha's grandfather Masinissa, the people of Numidia were semi-nomadic and indistinguishable from the other Berbers in North Africa. Masinissa established a kingdom (roughly equivalent to modern northern Algeria) and became a Roman ally in 206 BC. After a long reign he was succeeded in 148 BC by his son Micipsa. Jugurtha, nephew to the ruler, was so popular among the Numidians, that Micipsa was obliged to send him away to Spain. Unfortunately for Micipsa, instead of quietly keeping out of the way, Jugurtha used his time in Spain to make several influential Roman contacts. He served at the siege of Numantia alongside Gaius Marius and learned of Rome's weakness for bribes. He famously described Rome as "urbem venalem et mature perituram, si emptorem invenerit" ("a city for sale and doomed to quick destruction, if it should ever find a buyer").

When Micipsa died in 118, he was succeeded jointly by his two sons Hiempsal and Adherbal. Hiempsal and Jugurtha quarrelled immediately after the death of Micipsa. Jugurtha had Hiempsal killed, which lead to open war with Adherbal. After Jugurtha defeated him in open battle, Adherbal fled to Rome for help. The Roman officials, allegedly due to bribes but perhaps more likely because of a desire to quickly end conflict in a profitable client kingdom, settled the fight by dividing Numidia into two parts. Jugurtha was assigned the western half. (Later Roman propaganda claimed that this half was also richer, but in truth it was both less populated and developed.)

By 112 Jugurtha resumed his war with Adherbal. He incurred the wrath of Rome in the process, by killing some Italic businessmen who were aiding Adherbal. After a brief war with Rome, Jugurtha surrendered and received a highly favourable peace treaty, which raised suspicions of bribery once more. The local Roman commander was summoned to Rome to face corruption charges brought by his political rival Gaius Memmius. Jugurtha was also forced to come to Rome to testify against the Roman commander, where he was completely discredited once his violent and ruthless past became widely known.

War broke out between Numidia and the Roman Republic and several legions were dispatched to North Africa under the command of the Consul Quintus Caecilius Metellus. The war dragged out into a long and seemingly endless campaign as the Romans tried to inflict a decisive defeat on Jugurtha. Frustrated at the apparent lack of action, Metellus' lieutenant Marius returned to Rome to seek election as Consul. Successfully elected, Marius returned to Numidia and to take control of the war. He sent his Quaestor Lucius Cornelius Sulla to neighbouring Mauretania in order to eliminate their support for Jugurtha. With the help of Bocchus I of Mauretania, Sulla was able to capture Jugurtha and bring the war to a conclusive end. Jugurtha was brought to Rome in chains and was placed in the Tullianum. Denarius coin, Reverse: ulla seated left on a raised seat; before him kneels Bocchus, offering an olive-branch; behind, Jugurtha kneeling left, 56 BC.

Jugurtha was executed by the Romans in 104 BC, after being paraded through the streets in Gaius Marius' Triumph.

His great granddaughter Kadin was in charge of the nation of Africa.

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