The Indo-African Alliance was a direct result of India’s population explosion. As the nation found itself unable to support it’s ever expanding population, the Indian people spread outward through the Middle East and Africa.
Over the next hundred years the nations of Indo-Africa began to coalesce under the overwhelming weight of Indian culture. Though most of the nations maintain their social independence, they are all linked together under one economic supervisory body, which formed in 2135.
Under this body the IA has thrived, though it is still far behind it’s European and Asian counterparts.
The Indo-African Alliance is held together by the Economic Supervisory Body. Each member state sends a representative to the ESB where they will present their nations economic status, needs, and desires. All measures must have a two-thirds majority to pass. Restrictions to trade are looked down upon, and measures have a tendency to focus more on promoting trade, production, and infrastructure.
The ESB is the only central governing body. In all other matters, the member states are independent.
Member states CANNOT declare war among themselves or the declaring state will be removed from the alliance. Assassination and intrigue however, is common.
Each member of the Indo-African Alliance maintains it’s own military force. In the event that a war breaks out, all forces are called in.
There are no space-faring military forces to speak of.
Civil Rights: 5 – Few civil rights are afforded to the Indo-African people. Nothing is truly sacred in the governments eyes.
Economic Freedom: 1 – There are very few laws regarding trade. The Economic Supervisory Body does try to direct trade when needed, but generally does so with subsidies or removal of tariffs for certain areas.
Legal Restrictions: 1 – Nearly everything is legal. The police force maintains the peace, but rarely more than that. The individual nations within the Indo-African alliance vary with their legal restrictions, but most are generally free.
Punishment Severity: 5 – Punishment in Indo-Africa is harsh. Police will often fire on criminals attempting to flee, and do not hesitate to use excessive force. Bribes are common, and a useful way to avoid an officers wrath. If you make it to trail, you will often be found guilty regardless, unless you pay a heavy fine.
Social Control: 4 – Indo-African culture is often strict. Arranged marriages are still common, and a degree of spirituality is still expected. Homosexuality is frowned upon. It is not rare to be shunned from a society for breaking it’s norms.