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NOTE: This article is about the Takistani nation first introduced in ArmA 2: OA. For the terrain of the same name, see Takistan (terrain).


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Takistan is a country located in the Green Sea region.

History

Origins

Mongol subjugation

Reformation and the Cold War

Post-civil war

Foreign intervention

Main article: Operation Arrowhead (campaign)

Post-intervention period

Main article: Operation Black Gauntlet (campaign)

Geography

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Security layout map of Takistan in 2013

Takistan's terrain is highly diverse, ranging from rolling sand dune environments to the south-west of the country, while a combination of grassy plains and lush forests run through the east and south-east close to the border with Chernarus and the Green Sea coast.

On the other hand, barren deserts are located in the western regions of the country (near the border with Ardistan). In the north where the border to the Russian Federation lies, tall mountains and steep valleys with the occasional oasis in-between litter the surrounding landscape.

The capital city is located at Takmyr, which lies on the south-eastern side of the country along the coast with the Green Sea.

Central Takistan

Main article: Takistan (terrain)

Central Takistan is one of the wider and more remote sectors of the country. It is littered with a mixture of rugged mountains and sandy deserts. In spite of this, Central Takistan does not suffer from any water shortages in general, due to the melting snow-capped mountain peaks in the winter helping to feed several streams and rivers running through the area.

Unfortunately, not all of the melted snow manages to permeate into the more barren areas of the region. Only the "Green Zones" subsist in the otherwise barren and arid landscape. As a result, many settlements in the region are built up around these inland bodies of water.

The regional capital of Zargabad is located within this region.

Politics

Pre-civil war, the nation was ruled by under a monarchy. Following the royal family's abolition and second exile, it was replaced with a one party dictatorship, before it too was replaced once again by a civilian-led government.

The Jaffudi dynasty was the latest in the line of descendants from the original royal family to rule the nation. After they were overthrown in 1992, the country's leadership position and government structure were replaced by Col. Muhammad R. Aziz's socialists.

It is not known as to who rules the nation's post-intervention civilian government (as of 2035).

Armed forces and law enforcement

Main article: Takistan Army

Post-civil war, the Takistani Army served as the nation's land, sea, and air force. It maintained bases throughout several parts of the country, with the majority of them being based in Central Takistan. The Takistani Army's main duty was the suppression of pro-royalist tribes throughout the country, as well as securing the ruling party's power base.

Following Aziz's death and his regime's downfall at the hands of Western forces, the Takistani Army was succeeded by the New Takistani Army (NTA) which mostly continues to fulfil the same duties as its predecessor; save that its primary goal is the stabilisation and rebuilding of post-intervention Takistan.

For law enforcement, Republican miltiamen backed the ruling party's "law" throughout the more remote regions of the nation during Aziz's reign. Post-intervention, the militia have been mostly wiped out and have been replaced with small police forces in each region, each led and staffed by local tribes who answer directly to Takmyr.

Diplomacy

Post-civil war, Takistan's government held frosty ties to all of its neighbours, from Ardistan to the west and Chernarus to the east. It had especially hostile relations with the smaller nation of Karzeghistan in the south, whose government and people were viewed as separatists by the government in Takmyr.

After the foreign intervention and downfall of Aziz's regime, the new civilian leadership in Takmyr built better relations with its neighbours and for a period of time, had close security ties with Western governments like the United States and the United Kingdom.

In recent years however, Takistan's internal destabilisation has led to a fallout in its international relations. Many foreign governments perceive the leadership in Takmyr to be corrupt and inept due in large part to the continued state of near anarchy throughout the country, further fuelling the mistrust between the Takistani government and its former allies.

The alignment of the country as of 2035 is not known.

Economy

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Extraction operations at the Par-e Siah oilfields near Sagram, Central Takistan

Resource exports make up the majority of Takistan's economy, both before and after the civil war/foreign interventions.

Takistan is particularly abundant in a variety of natural resources, including extensive natural gas and crude oil deposits, coltan (columbite-tantalite; a black metallic ore containing niobium and tantalum), as well as large quantities of sulphur, lead, coal, copper, mercury and semiprecious stones.

Takistan's oil-rich countryside provides for the demand from both the regional and international raw material export market. More than half of the nation's GDP output is reliant on the industry though in recent years, it has suffered a significant downturn in the face of increased instabilities throughout the nation.

Unofficially, fertile farmlands in the central and southern regions are also used in the illegal production of narcotic crops ranging from cannabis to poppies. This has helped to fuel the demands from the illicit but highly lucrative drugs trade worldwide.

Society

Demographics

Native Takistanis make up the entirety of the population.

Languages

There is no officially designated language, though the majority of the Takistani people speak in the native tongue which is a derivative of Farsi.

Fluent English speakers are few and far between, with only government officials in the larger cities, intellectuals and merchants being amongst the few capable of speaking English.

Trivia

  • Takistan's makeup is largely inspired by a mixture of two countries, Iraq in the Middle East and Afghanistan in Central Asia.

See also