Panakaaklakit

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City of Sails
Panak-āk lakīt
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Sigil
Motto: 
Mā Kaohtak
We Ascend
Location of Panakaaklakit (blue) within the Hallegian Customs Union
Location of Panakaaklakit (blue) within the Hallegian Customs Union
Capital District 01
Official languages Haqqamut kile
Demonym Panaakut
Government Hallegian Concord
Modernist Technocratic {republic
• Magister
Hayaq Muqumaaqan
Legislature Nuuvut
Establishment
• Lakkamaqat Tribes
1944
• Development
2038
• Modernist Constitution
2084
2088
Population
• 2104 census
1,886,887
• Density
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Currency Runut (RUN)
Calling code +002
Internet TLD .ak

Panakaaklakit (Panakāk-lakīt), shortform Panaakit or in English, the City of Sails, is a coastal western Hallegian city-state with unincorporated territories in the city's immediate environs, the Glade Sea and other parts of the continent. It is land-borsered by the Hallegian Neutral Zone (HNZ), with its immediate neighbors being Serenia, Cambrógea and Nuugyarak. It is designated as a Research state in 2115 by the Progressive Community.

The City has been considered to be a leader in ecologically-based technologies and engineering and considered to be an Alt-tech society. It is also renowned for its elaborate system of canals, water being the primary port of transportation in the city.

Much like other polities in Hallegia, Panakaaklakit is decidedly detached from the polities in the Civilized World, despite its status as an Alt-technology|alt-tech society. Fulfilling its status as a research state, the government of Panakaaklakit has been set on the further exploration of the Hallegian Interior.

Etymology

Panak and Lakīt are both Proto-Hallegic loans. The P-Hal reconstruction for "sail" is *[a]par while city is *li[t]na. The latter developed into Lakīt through the /t/ > /k/ sound change.

Geography

Panakaaklakit is located at the southern coast of the continent of Hallegia, facing the Glade Sea. Being surrounded by an unclaimed neutral zone, Panakaaklakit is not bordered by any actual polity. It has a land area of 560km² and elevation of 3.5 meters above sea level. It is connected throughout the other Hallegian polities through the Halgaki Common Road Network, but maintains its own cross-polity road system as well, enacted at least within their reach. It is also a waypoint to the half-complete Skyweb, the elevator is located just on the outskirts of the inner city, designated as Bridge 10.

About 40% of Panaakut land is reclaimed for agricultural and energy purposes. This reclamation process has since been ended in 2083 after the government shifts its focus on the development of the Skyweb, particularly with the maintenance of Bridge 10.

History

Early cultures

Main article: Aldorff culture

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Some artifacts and recent reconstructions suggest that the Aldorff culture once practiced proto-thaumaturgy.

The Lakkamaqat

Main article: Lakkamaqat

First sign of political society in the region

Contact with civilized world

Antraean intrusion and later development

Main article: Coast Wars

The Ascendancy War

Modernist Revolution and Reform

Modern history

Government

Handled under Modernist principles, the Panaakut government is an extensively simplified technocratic republic, comparable to a medieval scholarly state. At the government's core is the 25-member Nuvuut or the Territorial Assembly, a directorial body managing the . About half of the members of the Nuvuut are elected representatives of the various cliques and sectors (uksudaqam) of the Panaakut population, while the other half are magistrates, engineers and peritories (issuhanaqut) managing the state through its six departments (Energy, Industry, External Affairs, Trade and Labor, Humanities, Research). Membership in the Nuvuut depends on the behest of the issuhanaqut, whom themselves are appointed from a select scholarly class called Issutukuhkaaqit ("clique of thinking nobility"), encompassing much of the city-state's civil magistrates and security personnel.

The Nuvuut's head, the First Magister (Issinuluk), is rotated amongst the peritorial Nuvuutevery 3 years. A position maintaining primus inter pares, the Chairman is responsible for the heading the city's defense and security and the upholding of constitutional law. Being the convenor of the Nuuvut, they are the primary director and overseer of the six departments' actions activities, while having to reconcile the long-term plans of the state and the interests of the represented cliques.

Administration and legislation of the city is based along careful analysis and planning, mirroring the Kontinovadic Administratum model. The Nuuvut issinuluk conducts policy based on the situation at hand in accordance to an intended long term plan. However, as stated before, it has to be discussed in dialogue with the uksudaqam in the unicameral Nuuvut.

Foreign relations

Much like other states in the Western Hallegian coast, Panakaaklakit maintains very few relations to the Civilized World at large, with the exception of the wider Hallegian Concord. Panakaaklakit, being one of the Âkit Tāholīkut, have been steadfast in their commitment to maintaining relations only amongst other members of the Concord, maintaining "extraordinary consortium" (uksiut) between northern Orissia and the Fivefold Pact for commercial necessity.

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Foreign activity, both sea and sky, within up to 800 feet above on the 300 nautical miles from the shores of the HCU (the Hallegian exclusive zone) are heavily regulated and are only let intrusion through earlier deliberation by the HCU. To ensure that their exclusive zones are surely respected, the HCU have set up necessary defenses, or in Panakaaklakit's case, Seatowers, to keep them from entering the zone. Civilian activity however, such as travel and trade are tolerated to an extent. Major shipping lines, both air and sea have their routes occasionally pass through the exclusive zone.

Being a leading member of the Halgaki Customs Union, Panakaaklakit maintains cordial relations to the other member-states of the union, particularly to Serenia, Kaigost and Aveira. Cassia, the largest polity in the continent, is a substantial investor and defense partner of the western polities, making them an indispensable ally and friend to the city-states, especially Panakaaklakit. The city also maintains trade relations with the Arivan Cities Group. Their diplomatic relation towards the Great Powers are done by proxy through colonial governments in the frontiers and Mespassia.

Despite their relative (and self-imposed) isolation, the western states of the Halgaki Customs Union are also members of the Progressive Community. Through their alignment with Modernist Cassia, they are considered to be part of the The Great North, the Modernist (and moderate) wing of the Progressive Bloc.

Military

The Panakaaklakit military, the Panakaaklakit Security Forces (PSF/SP Sekurītatiq Panākaklakit) is headed by the Chairman. In theory, the PSD works as a constabulary force, an independent agency associated to the Kākit by name. The PSD's primary focus is the defense of the city and maintenance of domestic order. They are also one of the premier

The PSF is part of a continental contingent to protect the Glade Sea from unauthorized entry.

Demographics

The City of Sails has a population of officially 1,886,887 people, from recent data. The male to female ratio is 2:3. Similar to the rest of the Hallegian city-states, Panakaaklakit is culturally homogenous while ethnically diverse. About a third of their population are third-generation immigrants from either north Antraea, Tacanias or Imalea, and the rest are native Kakituyok. The Nuuvut does not really take note of their ethnic background, instead adopting a policy of cultural assimilation.

Linguistically, the Nuuvut has the city-state initiate a policy monolingualism since 1992, as a means by the Nuuvut to "defend the City from being invaded by further outsider custom". The official language, the Kakituyok language, is spoken by all inhabitants of the city. There are some reports of usage of Kiurun and Naragazan from the immigrant population.

Culture

A Lapimalian Panaakut under the Ipiktok clique.

Panakaaklakit's ethnoculturally defined by the coastal Hakmalians (haqqamaliut, lit. "people of the warm land"), a traditionally nomadic and seafaring people based around fishing, hunting-gathering and small-group cooperativism. Despite early efforts Modernist-influenced development and the increase of temperature in the northern Glade Sea after the Ascendancy War, traditional Kakituyok practices persisted well into today, such as cliquing (sulataq), tattooing, boating, whaling and communal meal-gathering. The current Panaakit Kakituyok ethos values exploration, neutrality and social cohesion, the latter having roots in the groups-oriented nature of traditional West Hallegian culture.

Today, Panakaaklakit is regarded as firmly Progressive in societal terms. The philosophy of Modernism and Solarism has had a considerable influence in Panaakaklakit. Due to this, efficiency, exploration and neutrality tend to be common themes within modern Panaakut society, not unlike its other Hallegian neighbors Nugyaarak and Cambrogea. Kakituyok culture, by constitutional decree is socially enforced through non-native Hallegian immigrants as a requirement to full citizenship to the city.

Cliquing

Kakituyok society is unique for maintaining the old Glade Sea people's societal emphasis on associations and cliques (sulataqiu, from kakat, "to merge, to befriend"). Taking its origins on the cooperative nature of traditional West Hallegian culture, the practice of Sulataqiu, a prevalent and sometimes necessary practice in modern Panaakaklakit, Sulataqiu is regarded to be the modern translation of the aforementioned traditions.

In Kākatit, a person is socially obliged to be a part of a particular clique or group, usually out of codependency and the need for community (non-Kākatit peoples tend to be seen as social outcasts or troubled individuals). In the city, the group is tied to individual's identity and an extension of the individual's being. Despite most Kākatit being mixed in terms of members, there tend to be specific kinds of cliques based on occupation, way of life or habitation.

Art and Architecture

Panaakut arts are primarly informed by traditional practice and Modernist principles. Common materials used in Panaakut creative culture include wood (usually western cypress or golden aspen), ivory (usually from whalebone or bear) or leather.

Traditional Kakituyok architecture is pretty wooden [rudimentary japonic + siberian] [Cooperativist traditional architecture, hearth...]

Modern Panaakut architecture is heavily based on Ecumodernist principles, emphasizing structural simplicity and minimal impact on ecology. Unlike the cosmopolitan character of its neighbors (particularly Serenia), Panaakut's architectural traditions are more modest and focused towards the Ocean. These structures are created both based in its aesthetics, purpose and relation to the whole city (whether its beneficial to the physical and mental stature of others) A common quality for these modern structures is its usage of concrete and utilization of light and water in aesthetic effect. Plants are also used in most structures as both aesthetic decor and for personal cultivation.

Canals...

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Religion

Despite the law's impositions regarding state culture,Panakaaklakit's government does not touch the personal sensibilities of the public, such as relationships and religion, which they view as a private matter. Officially they adhere to a policy of total secularity, forbidding the state from intruding religious affairs and vice versa.

Amatorism, Istanavat and Aruharia, the traditional religion of the West Hallegians, are the three primary faiths in the city. Aruharia is the largest religious group in the city, with about 14 million adherents, while Amatorism, brought forth by Antraean and later Northlander missionaries in the 19th and 20th centuries, number to about 200 thousand. Istanavat, which was inherited from Imalea traders and Arazi Surikhvi, number also at about 200 thousand. Syncretism is a prevalent phenomenon in the city.

The native traditions of the Kakituyok Anuhaqat, plays a central part in Panaakut daily life, even amongst Amatorian and Istanic locals. [...]

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