|Motto|| "People have hope because they cannot
see Death standing behind them"
|Formation||Founded in 12/18/05, but recognized 5/9/2007|
Karakura is led by President Helios, who is formerly a citizen of Uvin. As such when Karakura declared itself, Uvin was the first nation to recognize Karakura. Karakura is run by Representitives, elected every four years, by the people. These Representitives live in Shinigami for the extent of their terms. there are no limit in the number of terms a Representitive may serve, however, if a Representitive is removed from office, for any reason, he or she is not allowed to run again.
The first and current president of Karakura is President Jacob Helios III, former citizen of Uvin. While still in Uvin, he started Helios Aeronautical Inc.(HA), the main producer of all aircraft and aircraft parts within the country. When Uvin decided to make a colonies on the newly discovered Karakuran Islands, Helios resigned his post in HA to lead a group to the islands and set up a colony. After several years, Uvin entered the Great War, and due to enormous destruction in Uvin, it severed connection with the colony of Karakura, and the nation of Karakura was born. The citizens of the new nation elected Helios as the leader, who then set up the same form of government of Uvin.
Elections of the PresidentEdit
Elections for the President of Karakura are held every 5 years, and has no limit to how many times a person can run. From the first election on, Karakura has elected, by a large percentage of the vote, Helios as the President.
Karakura is split into districts(currently there are 42 districts in the nation), and Representitives are the speakers of the people in their districts. there are 2-5 Representitives from each district.
Mechadestroyer(brother of Alvalar, ruler of Uvin)- Role: 1st district representitive(Shinigami)- Was the representitive of Shinigami when it was first created and has been consecutivley elected back since then.
Annex- Role: 5th district representitive(Shinigami)- Rallied for the creation of the Harbor in Shinigami.
Zero- Role: 12th district representitive(Island 42x [now Zanpakutou])- Proposed the Karakura space program to Helios, also founded a village on Island 42x which later became the Largest city in Karakura, Zanpakutou.
Divine Wind- Role: 42nd district representitive(Soul Society)- Founded the University of Sciences. Originally inhabitant of the Karakuran Islands before they were the nation of Karakura.
Councils are the lowest part of the government of Karakura. They are run by the Representitive of their district. They run the district they are in. Also there are councils for other important government issues.
Some of the most important councils:
Council of Education: Looks over Education criteria, teacher pay, and student scores. Representitaves: Huix and Wedge
Council of Transport: Oversees public transit systems, Road systems, Bridge systems, Airports, and Shipyards. Representitaves: Gret, Vert, and Aedfer
Council of Buisness: Oversees all Businesses(large and small) and all business laws. Representitaves: Lalan, Zenshi, and DZ
Armed Forces Council: Oversees laws that relate to the military and looks over the budget for the armed forces. Representitaves: Srichs, Gasd, Ikl, Feger, and Nertik.
Security Council: Looks over Karakuran Security Forces and looks into homeland security. Members: Zewert, Yeqert, Mider, Kijer, and Pilek.
The offical language of Karakura is English, during high school students in Karakura are given some additional language alternatives namely which are Spanish, German, Japanese, Chinese, and French. Later in College students can choose between the previous languages along with Italian, Arabic, Danish, Dutch, Swedish, and Russian.
During an expedition in April 2007 a research team from the Shinigami Marine College found ancient ruins that had been abandoned Hundereds of years ago underwater about 2 miles southwest of Shinigami. Unknown writing was found on the ruins. This language seems to use symbols for sounds considering the number of different symbols found in the ruins. This language has since been named Karakuran.
ID System Edit
The ID system is the governments way of keeping track of people. At birth the persons DNA is taken and is put into the system with its' name, ID number, sex and anything else that is needed. Each person upon birth is given a bank account for future use, there is no real money since everything is electronic but they are still called dollars. The ID system is used for everything in life including the keys for your house, a ticket into the subway system, or a way for the police to clarify who you are. This was an ingenious invention created by Mechadestroyer and his brother several years ago.
Universities and CollegesEdit
This is a list of Major Colleges and their loctions
Shinigami Marine College(Shinigami[other locations nationwide])- This college deals exclusively with marine related Occupations
University of Sciences(Soul Society)- This University Deals in most sciences and seems to be experienced in energy sources
Karakura War Academies(Soukyoku)- Trains the future officers of the Karakuran Armed Forces. Divisions are: Karakuran Army Academy, Karakuran Naval Academy, and Karakuran Air Force Academy
Hyperion Aeronautical University(Shinigami)- Trains students in single and twin engine propeller planes, also has simulators for Military aircraft, Commerical aircraft and Prop engine aircraft for when conditions are not right for the lesson.
Hueco Mundo University(Hueco Mundo)- A basic college that holds no special expertise
The nation of Karakura is located on many small islands, known as the Karakuran Islands, and although small holds five major cities, Shinigami, Zampakutou, Soul Society, Soukyoku, and Hueco Mundo. The major cities and smaller islands are all held together by bridges. Although most cities are on natural islands, almost all of the original islands have been expanded upon by bringing in dirt and rock from other countries. A new super bridge is in construction to connect Shinigami and Zampakutou.
Shinigami is a large city that is Karakuras' captial, it's main export is gold from the nearby mountains, and sugar cane from large fields to the north of Shinigami. Now with peace surrounding Karakura, at anytime during the day or night you can walk the streets of Shinigami and hear nonstop music coming from the Shinigami Radio Network.
Sites to see in Shinigami Edit
-In the center of the city is the Mansion that Helios lives in. less than one block away is the government building in which the Representitives meet. Nearby is the houses in which the Representitives live.
-In the south and central of the city is the only section that doesn't get expanded upon, is Zangetsu Harbor, the harbor commonly used by fisherman is also used by many whale watching businesses that use the harbor to easily find whales, as well as the Karakuran Navy.
-In the southeast of the city is the Shinigami Marine College(SMC) that deals exclusivly in Marine related work including Marine biology, Oceanography, Ocean Engineering, and Marine engine repair among them
-To the north of the government buildings are several sport facilities housing several teams exclusive to Shinigami they play in the various leagues included in the Karakuran Sports Association(KSA)
Zanpakutou is the largest city in Karakura, it's sole purpose is to further Karakuras' reach into space. Zanpakutou is a large island that has houses and closed off section that contains a control room, located about five miles away is a small island that is the launchpad. Although the launchpad has only shot satellites into the atmosphere, plans and tests are currently underway to launch a human into space, which has been decided to be DZ, the first in a long line of Karakuran astronauts. In fact, Helios himself will go into space someday.
Sites to see in Zanpakutou Edit
-The bankai on the main road leading to Zanpakutou were hand crafted by the famous marble artist Ramleb Tritas and is a location for the art fans, and history enthusiasts of Karakura.
-The Karakuran space museum is dedicated to all that Karakura has learned from our trips into the atmosphere so far.
- On a small Island off the coast of the larger island is sports facilities for teams in the KSA
Hueco Mundo Edit
Hueco Mundo is the industrial powerhouse in Karakura, it produces about 60% of what Karakura consumes, everything from toliet paper to electronics. Though like the rest of Karakura, in that it has a really low crime rate, Hueco Mundo suffers a pollution backlash from all the factories and freight depots that produce smog.
Sites to see in Hueco Mundo Edit
-Helios Aeronaticaul, Inc.(founded by Helios before the creation of Karakura) has its' main Factory and Headquarters located here
-Arruda Shipyards makes most of the ships for the Karakura Armed Forces
-To the north are several sports facilities for teams in the KSA
Soul Society Edit
Soul Society is the second smallest city but it is the most intellectual, it contains almost all of Karakuras' colleges and universities. The most notable is the University of Sciences which is currently working on a new energy source for Karakura to cut back on pollution. Another thing to note is the "library" which is the main building in Karakura that contains the large amount of servers and databases that handles all transactions, ID's and other things required by the government to be recorded.
Sites to see in Soul Society Edit
-In the North of Soul Society is the University of Sciences, tours are available
-To the Northwest is The Hyperion Aeronautical University Located next to Soul Society Airport
-The 'Library' is in the Southeast and is closed to non federal employees
-To prevent confusion the actual Soul Society Library is Northeast
-To the south are the sport facilities with teams in the KSA
Soukyoku is the smallest major city in Karakura, however, it is a completly military city , because it contains the Karakuran Military Academies. It is also where a large portion of the Army is(the navy being mostly in Shinigami, and the Air Force mostly in Zanpakutou).
Sites to see in Soukyoku Edit
-To the northwest is the Army sector
→The Army is the major offensive branch in Karakra
→Casualties so far: Attacking:12,028, Defending: 5,075
-To the northeast is the Air Force sector
→The Air Force is the other main attack force
→The Air Force currently consists of 25 F-22 Raptors, and 35 Tupolev Tu-160
→To date, Karakura has only lost one Airman, Capt. Nicolas A. Cunningham
-To the southwest is the Navy sector
-To the southeast is the town area
-In the center of the town is the war memorials:
→Tomb of the Unknown Warrior, an unidentified soldier who fought in the War for the Continuing Independence of Karakura is buried here, thousands of visitors come daily to witness the somber and dignified Changing of the Guard ceremony.
→FAN War Memorial, Dedicated to the 17,103 soldiers and airmen who made the ultimate sacrifice in the FAN War.
-All the military sections have their own sports facilities for teams in the KSA
Karakura has pledged allegiance to IRON
Months into Uvins' lifespan it was decided that Uvin would make a colony to spread it's power and influence, thus the colony that would be known as Karakura was born. The Great War however began draining resources from Uvin, it was no longer able to send supplies and aid to the colony. As Uvin began getting hit harder and harder, more and more civilians began fleeing most left for other countries but others for the colony. Half way through the war Uvin offically cut contact with the colony and told the colony it would need to fend for itself. The colony(now the nation of Karakura) decided to elect the CEO of Helios Aeronautical, Inc. as its leader. He kept the Uvin system of government, and began building up Karakura in order to aid his former homeland and become a nation to be reckoned with.
Sports & The PAN-W GamesEdit
Karakura has many sports played across the nation.
The Pacific Games are where Karakura and its allies take part in a month long event to celebrate the continuing friendly relations among the nations. Each nation puts forth a team for each of the sports played in the games. There is a tournament for each sport, with the winners, and runners up receiving medals and trophies. Each Tournaments Include:
Each nation must put up two teams, comprised of the best in their nation, for division one and two
-American style football (Karakura Dragons, and Karakura Airmen)
-Soccer (Karakura Miners, and Karakura Sailors)
-Basketball (Karakura Warriors, and Karakura Soldiers)
-Baseball (Karakura Giants, and Karakura Tech Raiders)
-Hockey (Karakura Sabers, and Karakura Katanas)
-Track (Karakura Raptors, and Karakura Mariners)
Each nation must put up three or more teams
-Shooting (3 Teams/ 3 max)
-Paintball (7 Teams/ 7 max)
-Cybersports (15 Teams/ 15 max)
Karakura has suffered many casualties in several wars.
War for the Continuing Independence of KarakuraEdit
Less than one week after receiving its independence from Uvin, Karakura was attacked by several larger nations who wanted a new colony on the islands. Helios spoke to the attackers several times, but his pleas fell on deaf ears. Seeing that war was inevitable, Helios sent the Karakuran Army on the offensive to deter the attackers once and for all. The war raged on for several months until in one final engagement, a joint offensive between the Army, Navy, an Air Force destroyed the last of the enemies ships were destroyed, and the enemies army was stuck on Soukyoku Island. The enemy army surrendered and was captured and held until peace treaties were signed.
Due to Karakura being a member of IRON, it was forced into a war with multipal FAN nations. Karakura entered war with 9 nations, and not only sent all 9 into anarchy, it also ZIed all of them. However, the costs were grevious: 17,103 Soldiers, and 1 Airman paid the ultimate price for their country. As the FAN War drew to a close, Karakurans built a memorial to honor those who died.
Tehhelios 22:48, 20 August 2007 (UTC)