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The Avatarian Republics of Gyatso-kai
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Contents
    I. General Overview
    II. History
      2.1 Discovery & Sozin’s Comet
      2.2 The Great War
      2.3 Unification
      2.4 New Era
    III. Geography
      3.1 Basic Geography
      3.2 Environment
      3.3 Climate
    IV.Government
      4.1 Constitution
      4.2 Structure of the Government
      4.3 Foreign Relations
    V. Military
      5.1 Overview
      5.2 Holocron for the Military
    VI. Culture
      6.1 People and Population
      6.2 Languages
      6.3 Religion
      6.4 Holidays & Celebrations
      6.5 Cuisine
      6.6 Music
      6.7 Sports
    VII. Index of Characters
      7.1 Government Officials
      7.2 Military Personnel
      7.3 Civilian Personnel
    VIII. Economic Statistics
      8.1 Domestic Statistics
      8.2 Government Budget Details
      8.3 Economic Details
    IX. FAQs
    X. Education
      10.1 Overview
      10.2 Primary School
      10.3 Intermediate School
      10.4 Secondary School
      10.5 Post-secondary Education
      10.6 Grading Scale
    XI. Healthcare
      11.1 Facilities
      11.2 Spending
      11.3 Regulation
    XII. Law Enforcement
    XIII. Technology
      13.1 Overview
      13.2 Communications
      13.3 Transportation


Gyatso-kai, officially theAvatarian Republics of Gyatso-kai (Avatarian:凯海洋降世神通共和国; pinyin: Kǎihǎiyáng Jiàngshì Shéntōng Gònghéguó; Mandalorian: Tsad Droten be Gyats’kai), is a supranational federal republic occupying a large archipelago spanning six time zones in the northern Atlantian Oceania region. The founding nation of the former region of Avatar Incarnate and the once-prosperous Avatarian Union found throughout the world, Gyatso-kai now finds itself rebuilding within Atlantian Oceania. Given the vast size of the Avatarian Republics, its domain covers ??? square kilometers (???? sq mi) of land, spanning an archipelago of forty-three major islands grouped into six distinct island regions. With such a diverse collection of islands, the geography of the Avatarian Republics is just as diverse as the people who inhabit it.

The ancient Avatarian civilization --- one the world’s earliest --- flourished in the fertile basin of the Yellow River which, to this day, continues to flow through the Western Si Wong Valley. Gyatso-kai’s early political systems were based on hereditary monarchies known as dynasties from the time of the Xia (approximately 2000 BC). However, it was during the Yin Dynasty that the first unified Gyatso-kai would come to form in 1321 BC; granted, this unification would not last long with the growing cultural differences between the four main ethnic groups in the areas of Gyatso-kai at the time. It was in 1286 BC that the first of the Elemental Nations was formed: Under the tutelage of the Badgermoles, the people of the city now known as Omashu learned the Art of Earthbending, thus granting them innumerate powers over the other nations. In time, the other nations would be taught the Bending Arts by other species of animals whom deemed the elite status of the Earth Kingdoms to be a fault of the Badgermoles: The Fire Nation would learn Firebending in the Lost Temples of the Sun from the now-near-extinct Dragons, while the Water Tribes would learn Waterbending from the Spirits Tui and La and the Air Nomads would learn Airbending from the Sky Bisons.

Following centuries of great conflict between the various nations, the Great War erupted, plunging the lands of Gyatso-kai into a one-hundred-year-long war which would claim millions upon millions of lives and forever change the people of the Four Nations. It was under Avatar Roku in 1946.4 that The Great War would come to an end and the Unification of the Nations would occur in which the Four Elemental Nations would come together until a single banner and a single ruler --- The Avatar --- who would begin the seventy-year-long healing that The Great War had caused to the people of Gyatso-kai.

Since the Unification, Gyatso-kai has become the one of the region’s fastest growing major economy in terms of annual growth over the last six years. As such, Gyatso-kai maintains the 4th largest economy in its region: With an estimated GDP of US$ 835.9 trillion, Gyatso-kai holds itself proudly in the Top 10 for Atlantian Oceania's Highest Economic Output.

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The Avatarian Republic of Gyatso-kai
Denomyn: Avatarian || Trigramme: GKI || Located: Avatar Incarnate
Factbook || Armed Forces Holocron
Champions: World Cup of Hockey XXIII
Runner-Up: World Junior Hockey Championship III, World Cup of Hockey XXI
Third Place: World Cup of Hockey XV, XVII, XVIII
Qualified: Baptism of Fire 44 (Mangolana Quaterfinals), Cup of Harmony 50 (4th Place), World Cup 59-63, World Cup of Hockey XV-XXVI
Participant: World Women's Hockey Championship I (9th Place), World Cup of Hockey XVI, World Cups 57-63 Qualifying, Republic Cup I, Cup of Harmony 49
Rankings: 5th in Ice Hockey (Before WCoH 21), 22nd in Association Football (after WC 64)
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I. Overview

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I. Overview


Official Name:The Avatarian Republics of Gyatso-kai / 凯海洋降世神通共和国 (Kǎihǎiyáng Jiàngshì Shéntōng Gònghéguó) / Tsad Gyats'kai Jettise
Short Name: The Republic / 共和国 (Gònghéguó) / Jettise
Capital: Beijing, Jing Municipality
Flag: Image
Description: A white field defaced with the emblem of the Republics (a bendu defaced central with a red-and-blue taijitu). To the hoist of the emblem are five stars, radiating out in a 90-degree arc angled at 45-degrees to hoist. In the lower fly, a tri-band of red-gold-red isolates a small corner of white.

Adjective: Any of the divisional adjectives (Avatarian, Mandalorian) or collectively, Republican
Official Religion: Avatarian
Official Language: Republican Standard
Working Languages: Avatarian, Mandalorian, Ponyist
Currency: Republican Minbi (RPM, Image or, when Aurebesh is not able to be used, ¥) (or simply minbi)
Major Cities:
Republic City, Republic Capital Administrative Teritory
Ba Sing Se, Earth Kingdom
Omashu, Earth Kingdom
Itakawai, Mandalorian Island Provinces
Imperial City, The Nation of Fire
Concord Dawn, Concordia
Keldabe, South Mandalorian Provinces

Motto: United in Diversity, Honour Before All Else
Location: Avatar Incarnate
Population: 11,621,800,550 as of 10 August 2011
Government: Supranational Federal Republic
Head of State, The Avatar: Avatar Aang (b. 1973.2)
Head of Government, the Chancellor of the Republics:
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The Avatarian Republic of Gyatso-kai
Denomyn: Avatarian || Trigramme: GKI || Located: Avatar Incarnate
Factbook || Armed Forces Holocron
Champions: World Cup of Hockey XXIII
Runner-Up: World Junior Hockey Championship III, World Cup of Hockey XXI
Third Place: World Cup of Hockey XV, XVII, XVIII
Qualified: Baptism of Fire 44 (Mangolana Quaterfinals), Cup of Harmony 50 (4th Place), World Cup 59-63, World Cup of Hockey XV-XXVI
Participant: World Women's Hockey Championship I (9th Place), World Cup of Hockey XVI, World Cups 57-63 Qualifying, Republic Cup I, Cup of Harmony 49
Rankings: 5th in Ice Hockey (Before WCoH 21), 22nd in Association Football (after WC 64)
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II. History

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II. History


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The Avatarian Republic of Gyatso-kai
Denomyn: Avatarian || Trigramme: GKI || Located: Avatar Incarnate
Factbook || Armed Forces Holocron
Champions: World Cup of Hockey XXIII
Runner-Up: World Junior Hockey Championship III, World Cup of Hockey XXI
Third Place: World Cup of Hockey XV, XVII, XVIII
Qualified: Baptism of Fire 44 (Mangolana Quaterfinals), Cup of Harmony 50 (4th Place), World Cup 59-63, World Cup of Hockey XV-XXVI
Participant: World Women's Hockey Championship I (9th Place), World Cup of Hockey XVI, World Cups 57-63 Qualifying, Republic Cup I, Cup of Harmony 49
Rankings: 5th in Ice Hockey (Before WCoH 21), 22nd in Association Football (after WC 64)
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III. Geography

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III. Geography
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The Avatarian Republic of Gyatso-kai
Denomyn: Avatarian || Trigramme: GKI || Located: Avatar Incarnate
Factbook || Armed Forces Holocron
Champions: World Cup of Hockey XXIII
Runner-Up: World Junior Hockey Championship III, World Cup of Hockey XXI
Third Place: World Cup of Hockey XV, XVII, XVIII
Qualified: Baptism of Fire 44 (Mangolana Quaterfinals), Cup of Harmony 50 (4th Place), World Cup 59-63, World Cup of Hockey XV-XXVI
Participant: World Women's Hockey Championship I (9th Place), World Cup of Hockey XVI, World Cups 57-63 Qualifying, Republic Cup I, Cup of Harmony 49
Rankings: 5th in Ice Hockey (Before WCoH 21), 22nd in Association Football (after WC 64)
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IV. Government

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IV. Government


4.1 Constitution


4.2 Structure of the Government

Much like most of the world's governments, the government of the Avatarian Republics is divided into three branches which each are responsible for their own designated aspect of ruling over the people of Gyatso-kai

The executive branch of the Avatarian government is comprised of two individuals. Whereas in most nations, where the Executive is both the Head of State as well as the Head of Government, in Gyatso-kai, this position is divided amongst two people; the Avatar and the Chancellor.

The Avatar

Seal of The Avatar


The Avatar serves as the Head of State for the Avatarian Republics, as well as the head of the Avatarian religion. Within his religion, he is seen as the spirit of the World incarnated into a human form; while this is not a new idea within religion, only the Avatarian religion and Avatarian sects hold this truth. Since the formation of the first Nation of Gyatso-kai in 1525, the Avatar has been the Head of Government and State for all of the various incarnations of that First Nation. It was not until the establishment of the First Republic of Gyatso-kai in 1858 was the Avatar appointed the Head of State over multiple nations. In 1875, Avatar Kyoshi passed into law the creation of the Chancellor, who --- under direct supervision of the Avatar --- would act as the Head of the Government for the then-Republics of Gyatso-kai.

Much like other reincarnated leaders, they are elected and serve for life. Upon their death, there is a grieving period of eight months, known as The Mourning, in which all flags within Gyatso-kai and abroad are flown at half-mast; in addition, the version of the flag flown is different than that flown during The Mourning, with the Taijitu removed as the Taijitu represents the Avatar. During these eight months, all births that occur to Avatarian Mothers are recorded and all children are issued a special Identification Number: Whereas children born during the lifetime of an Avatar bear that Avatar's code on their identification number (e.g. AA for Avatar Aang, AR, for Avatar Roku, AK for Avatar Kyoshi), those born during The Mourning bear the code "NA" for "No Avatar". These children are tracked through development and upon the seventh month of The Mourning, a special religious council known as The Sages begin the search for the next Avatar. There are various methods of recognising the new Avatar, with each one designed to weed out any negatives or false positives. The most prominent method involves presenting all infants with a selection of over eight-hundred-eighty-eight toys to play with, and watching for a child that selected four specific toys that had belonged to past Avatars, called the Four Avatar Relics. Another test, seldom used due to the supreme nature of it, is what is call The Balance; placed before a Sage, the child is presented with a physical representation of the four elements; a bowl of water, a non-magnetic rock, a lit candle and a fan. If the child is the Avatar, the water, when poured on a table, will form a perfect circle, the rock will hover on its tip, the flame of the candle will separate from the wick and the fan will not move unless blown by the Avatar.

Once confirmed as the Avatar, the child's parents are told and then forbidden from revealing the information to the child or the world until the child is sixteen years of age. The child's name is announced, however only the first name is announced; this allows the people to know an Avatar has been found and is alive and all birth codes to be continued in the manner as before The Mourning.

Upon their sixteenth birthday, the child is sequestered to attend a meeting with the Sages as well as with the Chancellor. Upon being informed of their status as Avatar, the child is taken from the parents and spends the next two years mastering the Four Elements and learning to be an Avatar and upon their eighteenth birthday, they are introduced to the Avatarian Republics in an elaborate ceremony where the child showcases their skills and proves to the Republics that they are the Avatar.

Current Avatar of the Avatarian Republics of Gyatso-kai His Holiness Aang, the Fifteenth Avatar.

The Chancellor

Emblem of the Chancellor


The democratically-elected Chancellor of the Avatarian Republic serves as the head of government; as chief executive officer of the government, the Chancellor determines most of the Republic's foreign policy, managed budgetary concerns, and serves as supreme commander of the Republic's military forces. Unlike many Chancellors, the Chancellor of the Avatarian Republics is directly responsible to the Avatar and is not allowed to make any move on domestic policy without the consent of the Avatar.

Current Chancellor of the Avatarian Republics of Gyatso-kai: Zhang Ziyang

The Cabinet of the Chancellor


Appointed by the Chancellor, the Cabinet is comprised of twenty-six high-ranking government officials, each of whom are generally the head of the federal executive ministries. The existence of the Cabinet dates back to the Constitution of the Avatarian Republics (Article II, Section 2) and the first Chancellor of the Avatarian Republics, Shao Pingyu, who appointed a Cabinet of four Ministers; Minister of Reconstruction Ryu Shinobi, Minister of Veteran Affairs Sora Fong, Minister of Defence Ko Chengdao, and Minister of Culture Yue Ito.

All cabinet officers are nominated by the Chancellor, approved for nomination by the Avatar, and then presented to the Senate for confirmation or rejection by a simple majority. If they are approved, they are sworn in and then begin their duties. Aside from the Chariman of the State Ethnic Affairs Commission, they all receive the title of Minister. Members of the Cabinet serve at the pleasures of both the Avatar as well as the Chancellor, which means that they may be dismissed or reappointed (to other posts) at will.

Minister of Foreign Affairs: Yang Jiechi
Minister of National Defense: Lieutenant General Sheng Lee, Grand Army of the Republic
Minister of the National Development & Reform Commission: Zhang Ping
Minister of Education: Ryu Shionoya
Minister of Science & Technology: Doctor Kim Mung-Ryu
Minister of Industry & Information Technology: Miao Wei
Minister of Environmental Protection: Zhou Shengxian
Chairman of the State Ethnic Affairs Commission: Yuko Obuchi
Minister of Public Security: Colonel Meng Jianzhu, Republic Armed Police
Chief of Public Security Section 9: Daisuke Aramaki
Minister of State Security: Lieutenant Colonel Geng Huichang, Grand Army of the Republic
Chairman of the National Supervisory Commission: Ma Wen
Minister of Civil Affairs: Wu Aiying
Minister of Justice: Lieutenant Colonel Keiji Fujiwara, Grand Army of the Republic
Minister of Finance: Xie Xuren
Minister of Human Resources & Social Security: Iseul Haneul Jeong
Minister of Natural Resources: Hoshiko Yong Gang
Minister of Ecology & Environment: Li Ganjie
Minister of Housing and Urban-Rural Construction: Jiang Weixin
Minister of Railways: Liu Zhijun
Minister of Transport: Li Shenglin
Minister of Water Resources: Chen Lei
Minister of Agriculture & Rural Affairs: Sun Zhengcai
Minister of Commerce (MOFCOM) : Chen Deming
Minister of Culture, Sports & Tourism: Koy'ce Vhett'ade
President of the National Sports Council: Madame Huang Shengyi
Minister of Health: Chen Zu
Minister of Emergency Management:
Minister of the National Population and Family Planning Commission: Li Ben
Minister of Veteran Affairs: Major General Fi Bralor (CC-31-5589)

Minister of Refugee Affairs: Sato Asami


The Senate


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Seal of the Republic Senate


The unicameral legislative branch of the Avatarian Republics is known as the Senate. Formally known as the Senatorial Conference of the Five Nations of the Avatarian Republics, the members of the Senate meet inside of the Senate Building in the Grand Convocation Chamber; this massive room has enough seats for the 1,500 Senators who make up the Senate, which are situated around a centre ring. In the middle of the circle, a massive thirty-metre pillar houses the seating platform for the Chancellor, Vice Chancellor and any other distinguished member of the government. The delegates are often chosen by the people of their respective constituency in general elections held every five years, with one-fifth of all representatives being up for re-election or replacement. The entire Republican Senate is made up of a fixed 1,500 Members, apportioned between provinces according to population, with every 7,638,666.7 citizens earning one Senate seat:

The Republic of United Earth Kingdoms

    The Fire Nation

      The United Water Tribes

        The Nomadic Tribes of the Air People

          The United Clans of Mandalore

            The Ponyist Realms


              4.3 Foreign Relations
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              The Avatarian Republic of Gyatso-kai
              Denomyn: Avatarian || Trigramme: GKI || Located: Avatar Incarnate
              Factbook || Armed Forces Holocron
              Champions: World Cup of Hockey XXIII
              Runner-Up: World Junior Hockey Championship III, World Cup of Hockey XXI
              Third Place: World Cup of Hockey XV, XVII, XVIII
              Qualified: Baptism of Fire 44 (Mangolana Quaterfinals), Cup of Harmony 50 (4th Place), World Cup 59-63, World Cup of Hockey XV-XXVI
              Participant: World Women's Hockey Championship I (9th Place), World Cup of Hockey XVI, World Cups 57-63 Qualifying, Republic Cup I, Cup of Harmony 49
              Rankings: 5th in Ice Hockey (Before WCoH 21), 22nd in Association Football (after WC 64)
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              V. Military

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              V. Military


              5.1 Overview


              The Armed Forces of the Republic, officially known as the Republic Armed Forces (RAF) (Avatarian: 共和国武装部队, pinyin: Gònghé​guó Wǔ​zhuāngbù​duì, Mandalorian: Tsad droten Akaan'ade), is the unified military organisation of all land, sea, air, strategic missile and space-born forces of the Avatarian Republics of Gyatso-kai. The RAF was established on 16 November, 1949 — celebrated annually as "Armed Forces Day" — as the military arm of the People for a Unified Gyatso-kai. The Republic Armed Forces' insignia consists of a roundel with the bendu symbol which is superimposed by a gold star to represent the Avatar, acting as both the safeguard of the Republics as well as the Commander-in-Chief of the RAF.

              The RAF is the region's largest military force, with approximately 296 million members, and has the region's largest active standing army, with approximately 236.6 million members. The RAF comprises five main service branches, consisting of the Grand Army of the Republic, the Republic Navy, the Republic Airfighter Corps, First Missile Corps and the Republic Reserve Force. The Republic Armed Police (RAP), an Avatarian paramilitary force under the dual leadership of the Central Military Command and the Ministry of Public Security, is sometimes confused as a branch of the RAF; both entities are under the command of the Central Military Command, however, the Ministry of Public Safety maintains operational command of the RAP.

              The RAF is formally under the command of the Central Military Command of Gyatso-kai. The Ministry for Defence, which operates under the Executive Branch of the government, does exercise some authority over the RAF, however, the authority of the Central Military Command (CMC) is supreme. The Ministry assures continuing control over the the armed forces and its primary role is that of a liaison office with foreign military ministries. The political and military leadership have made a concerted effort to create and maintain a professional military force whose role in 'safeguarding the expanding national interests of the Republics' comes second to the role of national defence.

              His Holiness, Avatar Roku, defined the missions of the RAF as:
                Consolidate the ruling status of the Avatar
                Help ensure Gyatso-kai's sovereignty, territorial integrity and domestic security in order to continue national development.
                Safeguard Gyatso-kai's expanding national interests.
                Help maintain world peace.

              5.2 Holocron for the Military
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              The Avatarian Republic of Gyatso-kai
              Denomyn: Avatarian || Trigramme: GKI || Located: Avatar Incarnate
              Factbook || Armed Forces Holocron
              Champions: World Cup of Hockey XXIII
              Runner-Up: World Junior Hockey Championship III, World Cup of Hockey XXI
              Third Place: World Cup of Hockey XV, XVII, XVIII
              Qualified: Baptism of Fire 44 (Mangolana Quaterfinals), Cup of Harmony 50 (4th Place), World Cup 59-63, World Cup of Hockey XV-XXVI
              Participant: World Women's Hockey Championship I (9th Place), World Cup of Hockey XVI, World Cups 57-63 Qualifying, Republic Cup I, Cup of Harmony 49
              Rankings: 5th in Ice Hockey (Before WCoH 21), 22nd in Association Football (after WC 64)
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              VI. Culture

              Postby Gyatso-kai » Mon Sep 12, 2011 11:12 am

              VI. Culture


              6.1 People & Population

              Demographics

              As of September 2011.1, the Avatarian Republics of Gyatso-kai has an estimated population of 11,829,459,087. Given the aging properties and long lifespans of Avatarians, the assignment of a 'growth pyramid' become difficult; with approximately 19% of the population under the age of 18, the population distribution seems reasonable. However, with 75% of the population falling between 19 and 140 years of age, it becomes very difficult to accurately assign age values which correlate to pyramids of other nations and populations.

              By the end of 2010.4, the proportion of mainland Avatarian people aged 18 or younger was 16.40%, while the number aged 140 or older grew to nearly 12%, giving a total proportion of 28.4% dependents. This proportion of dependents puts the population of workable age around 72%.

              With a population of well over 11 billion and dwindling natural resources as the Earth ages, Gyatso-kai has become concerned with population growth and has attempted --- with very mixed results --- to implement strict 'family planning policies', such as the infamous 'One-Child Act' of 1976.3, which was later repelled in 2001.2. In the next decade, Gyatso-kai's population is set to stabilise somewhere near 12.4 to 12.6 billion.

              Ethnic Groups

              Gyatso-kai officially recognises 48 distinct ethnic groups, the largest of which are the Shoushan (首山, Shǒushān) who constitute 48.79% of the total population. In the Earth Kingdom provinces and territories, the Shoushan outnumber every minority group; descended from the ancieant Huaxia tribes who lived along the Yellow River, the Shoushan are also found throughout other nations; particulary the Mandalorian nation.

              Ethnic minorities account for 9.21% of the population of Gyatso-kai, according to the 2010.1 census. Compared with the 2000.1 population census, the Shoushan population increased by 5.82%, while the population of the fifty-five national minorities combined increased 8.23%.

              The 2010.1 census recorded a total of 1,596,235 foreign citiznes living in Gyatso-kai, the vast majority of which come from Gaoling.

              Urbanisation

              Since 2000.1, Gyatso-kai's cities have expanded at an average of 9.6% annualy. The country's urbanisation rate increased from 14.2% to almost 47% between 1969.2 and 1999.4, a scale unprecedented in human history. Between 275 and 350 million migrant workers work part-time in the major cities of the Republics, returning to the countryside periodically with their earnings.

              Today, the Avatarian Republic's of Gyatso-kai has dozens upon dozens of cities with one million or more long-term residents, including the four National cities of Ba Sing Se, Beijing, the Northern Water Tribe and the Aeiral Enclave.

              6.2 Langauges


              Most languages spoken in Gyatso-kai belong to the Sino-Avatarian language family, spoken by 30 ethnicities. In addition, there are two additional language families found in Gyatso-kai, which are considered Language Isolates given their distance in evolution and relation to the Sino-Avatarian language family; the five dialects of Hihongo ("Language of Fire", 火本语) and the four dialects of Mandalorian. Standard Avatarian (普通话, Pǔtōnghuà), Hihongo, and Mandalorian are the three most widely spoken languages in Gyatso-kai, accounting for 97% of the native languages of the people of Gyatso-kai. However, in general, every Avatarian can speak Standard Avatarian, while the next biggest majority are people who speak Avatarian and English, then Avatarian and Mandalorian.

              6.3 Religion


              In Gyatso-kai, the official state religion is Avatarism. However, even though there is an official state religion, the government allows a great deal of religious freedom to its citizens. In various surveys taken throughout the years --- as well as the official 2010 survey (which took place over the four sub-annums of the year) --- have found that 23% of the population are irreligious, while 58% of the population adheres to Avatarism, 10% adhere to mainstream Buddhism and 9% adhere to Christianity.

              Avatarism is an offshoot of Mahayana buddhism, with the main difference being that the Avatar is seen as a direct incarnation of the spirit 'of the earth' whose sole purpose is to maintain balance throughout the region. He is not worshipped as a God in Avatarism, but instead revered as a bodhisattva who wishes only the best for the world; a being who does not obtain buddhahood in order that he may be reborn to continue his work.

              6.4 Holidays and Celebrations


              New Year's Day ------- 1 January
              Avatarian: 元旦, (Yuándàn), Mandalorian: Evaar'simir Tuur

              Established in 1968 as a day to celebrate the new year, New Year's Day is seen as merely the beginning of the new year, according to the Gregorian calendar.

              Before 1868 --- the year in which Gyatso-kai switched to the Gregorian calendar --- 1 January was often the date in which the imperial worship ceremony would be performed.

              Coming of Age Day ----- Second Monday of January
              Avatarian:,成人节 (Chéngrén Jié) Mandalorian: Verd'goten

              This national holiday was established in 1968 as a day to congratulate and encourage people who have reach the age of majority (20) during the previous year. Cities, towns and villages throughout the nation hold ceremonies for these children to celebrate their becoming 'adults'. Each Nation has its own version of the celebration and these differences help to instill a sense of nationality in the children who perform them.

              This holiday was originally celebrated on 15 Januray, however, in 2000 it was changed to the second Monday of January to bring the holiday in accordance with the 'Happy Monday' System.

              In the Mandalorian cultures, the Verd'goten (lit. 'Soldier's Birth' is a more practical event, usually occuring around the time the child is 14 years of age. Involving a complex ritual and set of training requirements that child must complete, the Verd'goten is vastly different than the Coming of Age ceremonies throughout Gyatso-kai.

              Lunar New Year ------- First day of the first lunar month
              Avatarian: 春节 (Chūn Jié) Mandalorian: Me'suum'ika Evaar'simir

              Established as an official holiday in 1968 to celebrate the beginning of the cultural new year, the Lunar New Year marks the beginning of Gyatso-kai's most important holiday season; the New Year season, generally refers to the first seven days of the new year. In practice, although not prescribed by law, many workplaces and businesses are closed for the day before the New Year and five days after the New Year.

              Avatar Day ------- 11 February
              Avatarian:降世神通节 (Jiàngshì Shéntōng Jié) , Mandalorian: Tuur be Ori'Manda

              Established sometime in the 1030's, Avatar Day is the day in which the Avatar is celebrated; regardless of which Avatar, this day is set to not only celebrate the current living Avatar, but also all those who have come before him. Since 848, when the Avatar known only as 'the First Avatar'every town in which an Avatar was born is given special status for the day, with massive celebrations occuring therein which are particular to whichever Avatar was born there.

              To date, there have been fifteen Avatar's whose birthplaces have been determined, all of which were born in different towns scattered throughout the Republics. .

              In the Fire Nation, this holiday was not officially celebrated, instead replaced by 'Fire Lord Day'.

              Vernal Equinox Day ---- Around 20 March
              Avatarian: 春分日 (Chūn​fēn Rì), Mandalorian: Sarad Tuur

              This national holiday was established in 1968 as a day of admiration of nature and the love of living things.

              Ancestors Day ---- Fifteen days after the Vernal Equinox
              Avatarian: 清明节 (Qīngmíng Jié), Mandalorian: An'Runi Tuur

              Created in 1968, Ancestors Day is a national holiday which provides an oppurtunity for celebrants to remember and honour their ancestors at gravesites and tombs. Celebrants provide flowers, clean tombstones and give offerings of tea, wine, chopsticks, and/or libations to their ancestors.

              Roku Day ------- 29 April
              Avatarian: 肉刳 日 (Ròuku Rì), Mandalorian: Tuur be Roku

              This national holiday was established in 1968. Roku was the Avatar during the majority of Great War, in which the Fire Nation would seek to take command over the entire region. Kept away in the mountains to endlessly trained, Roku would be killed during an attempt to stop the Fire Lord from further waging war, and in his death he gave life to Aang --- our current Avatar --- who would finally defeat the Fire Lord and unite Gyatso-kai under a single banner.

              As Avatar Roku's birthday, 29 April was originally celebrated as a holiday on this date, after his date, the day became dedicated to him. Roku Day marks the start of the 'Golden Week' ( 黄金周 [Huángjīn Zhou], Ve'vut Ray'ture)

              Constitution Day ------ 3 May
              Avatarian: 宪法日 (Xiànfa Rì), Mandalorian: Tuur be Tsad Droten Koor

              This national holiday was established in 1969 on the first year anniversary of the Republic Constitution taking effect. Constitution Day falls during Golden Week.

              Greenery Day ------- 4 May
              Avatarian: 自然日 (Zìrán Rì), Mandalorian:

              One of the newest holidays, greated in 1989, Greenery Day is celebrated as a day to commune with nature and be grateful for the bountiful blessings given by the planet.

              Children's Day ------- 5 May
              Avatarian: 儿童节(Értóng Jié), Mandalorian: Tuur b'Ade

              Created in 1968, this national holiday was established as a day on which to esteem the personalities of children and plan for their happiness. On this day --- and for some time before and after it --- families who have a son will fly orange and blue koi streamers and decorate their homes with armour and/or samurai dolls; for daughters, a white koi streamer will be flown, and the house will be decorated with lotus flowers and kimonos.

              Children's Day marks the end of Golden Week.

              Marine Day ------- Third Monday of July
              Avatarian: 海洋日 (Hǎiyáng Rì), Mandalorian: Sho'cye Tuur

              Established in 1987 (and celebrated in 1988) as a day of gratitude for the bleassings of the oceans, this national holiday is also for hoping for prosperity in the maritime regions of Gyatso-kai. Originally held on July 20, in accordance with the 'Happy Monday System' imposed by the Senate, the holiday was moved to the third Monday in July.

              Republic Day ------- 8 August
              Avatarian: 共和国节 (Gònghéguó Jié), Mandalorian: Tsad Droten Tuur

              Established in 1968 (first celebrated in 1969), this national holiday was created as a day to relefect on the establishment of Gyatso-kai and to nourish a great sense of nationalism within the Republics.

              Bon Festival ------- 15th day of the 7th lunar month
              Avatarian: 中元节 (zhōngyuán Jié), Mandalorian: Epar'e Runi Tuur

              Established in 1968, this national holiday is more steeped in religion than most other holidays. On the fifteenth day of the seventh lunar month, the realms of Heaven and Hell and the realm of the living are open, thus allowing the spirits of the dead to visit the realm of the living, During the holiday, celebrants perform various rituals to transmute and absolve the suffering of the desceased. Elaborate meals (often vegetarian meals) would be served with empty seats for each of the deceased in the family treating the deceased as if they are still living.

              Ancestor worship is what distinguishes Ancestor Day from Bon Festival; the latter includes paying respects to all deceased --- including the same and younger generations --- while the former only includes older generations. Other festivities may include, buying and releasing miniature paper boats and lanterns on water, which signifies giving directions to the lost ghosts and spirits of the ancestors and other deities.

              Respect for Aged Day -- Third Monday of September
              Avatarian: 敬老日 (Jìnglǎo Rì), Mandalorian: Iisa Ruug'Verde Tuur

              This national holiday was established in 1968 as a day to respect the elderly and celebrate long life. Originally held 14 September, it has sense been moved to the third monday of September in accordance with the 'Happy Monday System'.

              Autumnal Equinox Day -- Around 23 September
              Avatarian: 秋分日 (Qiū​fēn Rì), Mandalorian:

              Established as a day on which to honour one's ancestors and remember all who have died in the previous year, Autumn Equinox Day also signals the fact that year is three-quarters of the way over.

              Health & Sports Day --- Second Monday of October
              Avatarian: 体育日 (Tǐ​yù Rì), Mandalorian: Geroya Tuur

              This national holiday was established in 1968 as a day on which to enjoy sports and cultivate a healthy mind and body. During this holiday, many sports teams host exhibition games for free so as to boost attendance.

              Harvest Festival Day -- 31 October
              Avatarian: 丰年节 (Fēngnián Jì), Mandalorian: Kyr'vhetine Tuur

              Marking the end of the harvest, this holiday was established officially in 1968; though it has been celebrated for centuries by the inhabitants of the region. One ritual will often involve farmers and their livestock walking between two bonfires as a cleansing ritual, with the bones of the slaughtered livestock being cast into the flames of each bonfire.

              Culture Day ------- 3 November
              Avatarian: 文化日 (Wénhuà Rì), Mandalorian: Mandokarla Tuur

              This national holiday was established in 1968 to commemorate the November 3, 1966 announcement of the Constitution. It is recognised as a day to celebrate peace and freedom as well as to promote Avatarian culture; not only the culture of the Republics as a whole, but also the culture of each individual Nation.

              Labour Day ------- 23 November
              Avatarian: 勤労感谢日 (Gínláo Gǎnxiè Rì), Mandalorian: Urakto'bora Tuur

              Established in 1966 as an occasion for praising labour, celebrationg production and giving one anohter thanks, Labour Day is celebrated on the same day as the former imperial harvest festival.

              Avatar Aang's Birthday- 23 December
              Avatarian: 安昂生日 (Ānáng Shēngrì), Mandalorian: Gota'tuur b'Aang

              The birthday of the reigning Avatar has been a holiday since 890 when the First Avatar was celebrated. Since the formation of Gyatso-kai, the Avatar's birthday has been a nation-wide celebration.


              6.5 Cuisine


              Avatarian cuisine is highly diverse, drawing upon several milennia of culinary history; the various dynastic emperors of ancient Gyatso-kai were known to host banquest with well over 100 dishes being served at a time, employing countless imperial kitchen staff as well as concubines to prepare the food.

              Over time, many of these imperial dishes became integral parts of everyday Avatarian culture. Numerous foreign offshoots of Avatarian food, such as Concordian Avatarian cuisine and Charicific Avatarian food, have emerged in the various nations which play host to the Avatarian diaspora.

              6.6 Music


              The music of Gyatso-kai dates back to the dawn of Avtarian civilization with documents and artifacts providing evidence of a well-developed musical culture as early as the Zhou Dynasty (1122 BCE - 256 BCE). The first major well-documented flowering of Avatarian music was for the qin during the Tang Dynasty, although the instrument is known to have played a major part before the Shoushan Dynasty.

              There are many musical instruments that are integral to Avatarian culture, such as the zheng (zither with movable bridges), qin (bridgeless zither), sheng and xiao (vertical flute), the erhu (alto fiddle or bowed lute), pipa (pear-shaped plucked lute), tsungi horn and many others.

              6.7 Sports


              Gyatso-kai has one of the oldest sporting cultures in the world, evidenced by a form of association football known as meshgeroya, which has been played since around 1000 AD. The most popular sports in Gyatso-kai are martial arts, hockey, association football, meshgeroya, swimming, baseball and basketball. Board Games such as Go, Xiangqi and PaiSho are all played at a professional level.

              Physical fitness is widely emphasised in Avatarian culture. Morning exercises are a common activity, with elderly citizens (defined as those over 85) encouraged to practice qigong and t'ai chi ch'uan. Young people in Gyatso-kai --- living in the urban centres, especially --- play basketball more than those in rural areas, due to the lack of open spaces in some of the larger cities.

              Many traditional sports are also played in the Avatarian Republics. Besides meshgeroya, due to the special bending abilities of the people of Gyatso-kai, many sports have risen from these ancient disciplines, including the annual Professional Bending Tournament. In addition, archery and equestrianism are integral parts of annual festivals throughout the more rural areas in Gyatso-kai as well as a native variant of dragon boat racing.
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              Runner-Up: World Junior Hockey Championship III, World Cup of Hockey XXI
              Third Place: World Cup of Hockey XV, XVII, XVIII
              Qualified: Baptism of Fire 44 (Mangolana Quaterfinals), Cup of Harmony 50 (4th Place), World Cup 59-63, World Cup of Hockey XV-XXVI
              Participant: World Women's Hockey Championship I (9th Place), World Cup of Hockey XVI, World Cups 57-63 Qualifying, Republic Cup I, Cup of Harmony 49
              Rankings: 5th in Ice Hockey (Before WCoH 21), 22nd in Association Football (after WC 64)
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              VII. Index of Characters


              6.1 Government Officials


              6.2 Military Personnel


              6.3 Civilian Personnel
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              Champions: World Cup of Hockey XXIII
              Runner-Up: World Junior Hockey Championship III, World Cup of Hockey XXI
              Third Place: World Cup of Hockey XV, XVII, XVIII
              Qualified: Baptism of Fire 44 (Mangolana Quaterfinals), Cup of Harmony 50 (4th Place), World Cup 59-63, World Cup of Hockey XV-XXVI
              Participant: World Women's Hockey Championship I (9th Place), World Cup of Hockey XVI, World Cups 57-63 Qualifying, Republic Cup I, Cup of Harmony 49
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              VIII. Economic Statistics


              7.1 Domestic Statistics


              Government Category: Father Knows Best State
              Government Priority: Education
              Economic Rating: Powerhouse
              Civil Rights Rating: Excellent
              Political Freedoms: Few
              Income Tax Rate: 97%
              Major Industry: Book Publishing
              National Animal: Flying Bison
              National Currency: Republic Minbi (RPM, Image ) (or simply minbi)
              Total Population: 11,875,000,000


              7.2 Government Budget Details


              6.3 Economic Details


              Exchange Rate: 1Image = $1.7078
              Gross Domestic Product: $420,070,040,948,936.19
              GDP Per Capita: $33,664.85
              Unemployment Rate: 2.61%
              Consumption: $8,055,048,120,000.00
              Government Budget: $428,303,018,636,640.06
              Government Expenditures: $411,170,897,891,174.38
              Goverment Waste: $17,132,120,745,465.63
              Exports: $50,281,116,873,041.68
              Imports: $49,437,021,935,280.00
              Trade Surplus: $844,094,937,761.68
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              Champions: World Cup of Hockey XXIII
              Runner-Up: World Junior Hockey Championship III, World Cup of Hockey XXI
              Third Place: World Cup of Hockey XV, XVII, XVIII
              Qualified: Baptism of Fire 44 (Mangolana Quaterfinals), Cup of Harmony 50 (4th Place), World Cup 59-63, World Cup of Hockey XV-XXVI
              Participant: World Women's Hockey Championship I (9th Place), World Cup of Hockey XVI, World Cups 57-63 Qualifying, Republic Cup I, Cup of Harmony 49
              Rankings: 5th in Ice Hockey (Before WCoH 21), 22nd in Association Football (after WC 64)
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              IX. Frequently Asked Questions
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              Third Place: World Cup of Hockey XV, XVII, XVIII
              Qualified: Baptism of Fire 44 (Mangolana Quaterfinals), Cup of Harmony 50 (4th Place), World Cup 59-63, World Cup of Hockey XV-XXVI
              Participant: World Women's Hockey Championship I (9th Place), World Cup of Hockey XVI, World Cups 57-63 Qualifying, Republic Cup I, Cup of Harmony 49
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              X. Education


              10.1 Overview

              Main article: [url]Education in the Avatarian Republics[/url]


              The Gyatso-kaian public education is operated by national and local governments, regulated by the Ministry of Education through restrictions on federal grants. Children are required throughout the Republics to attend school from the age of six or seven (generally, first grade) until they turn eighteen (generally bringing them through twelfth grade, which is the end of high school); some provinces allow students to leave school at sixteen or seventeen, if circumstances require it. About 15% of children are enrolled in parochial or nonsectarian private schools; while just over 3% of children are homeschooled by qualified parents and/or guardians.

              The Avatarian Republics has many competitive private and public institutions of higher education. There are also local community and state colleges with generally more open admission policies, shorter academic programs, and lower tuition. Of Gyatso-kaians twenty-five and older, 92.4% graduated high school, 63.4% attended some college, 31.2% earned a bachelor's degree, and 12.2% earned graduate degree. The basic literacy rate is approximately 99%.
              10.2 Primary School


              10.3 Intermediate School


              10.4 Secondary School


              10.5 Post-secondary School


              10.6 Grading Scale
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              Champions: World Cup of Hockey XXIII
              Runner-Up: World Junior Hockey Championship III, World Cup of Hockey XXI
              Third Place: World Cup of Hockey XV, XVII, XVIII
              Qualified: Baptism of Fire 44 (Mangolana Quaterfinals), Cup of Harmony 50 (4th Place), World Cup 59-63, World Cup of Hockey XV-XXVI
              Participant: World Women's Hockey Championship I (9th Place), World Cup of Hockey XVI, World Cups 57-63 Qualifying, Republic Cup I, Cup of Harmony 49
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              XI. Healthcare


              11.1 Facilities


              11.2 Spending


              11.3 Regulations
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              Runner-Up: World Junior Hockey Championship III, World Cup of Hockey XXI
              Third Place: World Cup of Hockey XV, XVII, XVIII
              Qualified: Baptism of Fire 44 (Mangolana Quaterfinals), Cup of Harmony 50 (4th Place), World Cup 59-63, World Cup of Hockey XV-XXVI
              Participant: World Women's Hockey Championship I (9th Place), World Cup of Hockey XVI, World Cups 57-63 Qualifying, Republic Cup I, Cup of Harmony 49
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              XII. Law Enforcement


              Law enforcement in the Avatarian Republics of Gyatso-kai consists of an extensive public security system and a variety of enforcement procedures are used to maintain order in the country. Along with the courts and procuratorates, the country's judicial and public security agencies included the Ministry of Public Security and the Ministry of State Security, with their descending hierarchy of departments, bureaus, subbureaus, and stations.

              12.1 Overview


              The national security system in Gyatso-kai is made up of the Ministry of State Security, the Ministry of Public Security, the Republic Armed Police (RAP), the Republic Armed Forces (RAF), as well as the state judicial, procuratorial and penal systems. The Ministry of Public Security oversees all domestic police activity in Gyatso-kai, including the Republic Armed Police Force. The ministry is responsible for police operations and prisons and has dedicated departments for internal political, economic, communications as well as internet security. Its lowest organisational units are public security stations, which maintain close day-to-day contact with the public. The Republic Armed Police, with its 13.2 million personnel, is organised into 42 divisions. These include internal security police, border defence personnel, guards for government buildings and embassies, and police communications specialists.

              The Ministry of State Security was established in 1983.2 to ensure, "the security of the state through effective measures against enemy agents, spies and counterrevolutionary activies designed to sabotage or overthrow Gyatso-kai's theocratic system." The ministry is guided by a series of laws enacted in 1993.1, 1995.3, and 1997.2 that replaced the "counterrevolutionary" crime statutes. The ministry's operations include intelligence collection, both domestic and foreign. Authorities have used arrests on charges of revealing state secrets, subversion, and common crimes which serve to disrupt the, 'social cohesion of the Republics'.

              12.2 Organisation and Role


              The Ministry of Public Security is the principal police authority. The ministry has fuctional departments for areas such as internal security, intelligence, counter-terrorism, police operations, prisons, and political, economic, and communications security. Subordinate to the ministry are provincial-level public security departments; public security bureaus and subbureaus at the county level (the bureaus located in the prefectures and large cities, the subbureaus in counties and municipal districts); and public security stations at the township level.

              While public security considerations has a strong influence at all levels of administration, the police appear to wield progressively greater influence at the lower levels of government.

              The organization of local public security stations can be inferred from the tasks with which the police are charged. Generally, each station has sections for population control, pre-trial investigations, welfare, traffic control, a detention center, and other activities.

              The public security station - the police element in closest contact with the people - is supervised by the public security subbureau as well as by local governments and procuratorates. The procuratorate assumes direct responsibility for handling any case it chooses, and it supervises investigations in those cases it allows the public security station to conduct. A great deal of coordination occurs among the public security organs, the procuratorates, and the courts, so that a trial is unlikely to produce a surprise outcome.

              The public security station generally has considerably broader responsibilities than a police station in the other countries, involving itself in every aspect of the district people's lives. In a rural area it has a chief, a deputy chief, a small administrative staff, and a small police force. In an urban area it has a greater number of administrative staff members and seven to eighteen patrolmen. Its criminal law activities includes investigation, apprehension, interrogation, and temporary detention. The station regulates all hotels and requires visitors who remain beyond a certain number of days to register. It also regulates the possession, transportation, and use of all explosives, guns, ammunition, and poisons.

              Another important police function is controlling change of residence. Without such controls, larger numbers of rural residents undoubtedly would move to the overcrowded cities in search of better living standards, work, or education. In April 1984.2 the State Council issued the "Tentative Regulations Governing Avatarian Republics of Gyatso-kai's Resident Identity". The regulations, to be implemented over a period of years, required all residents over sixteen years of age, except active-duty members of the RAF and the Republic Armed Police and inmates serving sentences, to be issued resident identity cards by the Ministry of Public Security. The picture cards indicated the name, sex, nationality, date of birth, and address of the bearer.

              Special police operations employed agents, informers, and spies. Informers are used in surveillance of suspected criminals.

              The criminal laws in force after January 1, 1980.3, restricted police powers regarding arrests, investigations, and searches. A public security official or a citizen could apprehend a suspect under emergency conditions, but a court or procuratorate was required to approve the arrest. The accused had to be questioned within twenty-four hours and his or her family notified of the detention "except in circumstances where notification would hinder the investigation or there was no way to notify them." Any premeditated arrest required a court or procuratorate warrant. The time that an accused could be held pending investigation was limited to three to seven days, and incarceration without due process is illegal.

              Two officials were needed to conduct a criminal investigation. They were required to show identification and to inform the accused of the crime allegedly committed before he or she was questioned. The suspect could refuse to answer only those questions irrelevant to the case. Torture is illegal.

              The 1980.3 laws also provided that in conjunction with an arrest the police could conduct an emergency search; otherwise, a warrant was required. They had the right to search the person, property, and residence of an accused and the person of any injured party. They could intercept mail belonging to the accused and order an autopsy whenever cause of death was unclear.

              In July 1980.4 the government approved new regulations governing police use of weapons and force. Police personnel could use their batons only in self-defense or when necessary to subdue or prevent the escape of violent criminals or rioters. Lethal weapons, such as pistols, could be used if necessary to stop violent riots, to lessen the overall loss of life, or to subdue surrounded but still resisting criminals. The regulations also governed use of sirens, police lights, and whistles.

              The relationship between the police officers assigned to neighborhood patrols and the people is close. Police officers live in a neighborhood on a long-term assignment and are expected to know all the residents personally. Their task is not only to prevent and punish crime but to promote desirable behavior by counseling and acting as role models. This positive side of the police officer's duties was a constant responsibility, and the bond between the public security units and the people are strengthened annually by means of "cherish-the-people" months, during which the police officer makes a special effort to be of help, especially to the aged and the infirm.

              12.3 Republic Armed Police
              Main Article: Republic Armed Police

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              A Republic Armed Police squad in Republic City

              The Republic Armed Police (RAP) is a paramilitary police force under the authority of the Ministry of Public Security. After a trial period in several jurisdictions, it was officially established on the national level in 1983.4. In line with the general policy of increasing the responsibility of birth-born citizens in the armed forces, the newly established force was formed from Internal Security Units reassigned from the GAR to the Ministry of Public Security and from border defence (customs) and fire-fighting units. In 1985.1 the RAP consisted of approximately 600,000 volunteers and conscripts from throughout the Republics. With a general headquarters at the national level and subordinate division-level provincial or specialised units, regimental-level detachments, and battalion-level brigades, the RAP has retained its military organisation.

              RAP units assigned to internal security are responsible for guarding political and state organisations and foreign embassies and consulates, as well as for responding to emergencies and maintaining law and order. Border defence units perform standard customs duties, such as inspecting vehicles and ships both entering and leaving the country, and maintained surveillance against smugglers and drug traffickers. RAP fire-fighting units are responsible for fire-prevention education as well as for fighting fires. RAP units at every level work in close cooperation with the armed forces and other public security organisations.

              [align=center]12.4 Local Police

              Public security bureaus more or less act as local (provincial and municipal) police forces. Unlike in Europe and North America, there are no independent police forces.

              In recent years, the PSB has shed their paramilitary image towards becoming a more professional police service. Green military uniforms have given way to black, white and blue uniforms. Standard IDs (similar to warrant cards or badges) are being used to identify officers.

              In English, the alternate name of the PSB is "Avatarian Police".

              Vehicles

              Police vehicles in Gyatso-kai have a variation of the black and white scheme found in other countries; in that the top half of the vehicle is painted white, while the bottom half is painted black.
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              Champions: World Cup of Hockey XXIII
              Runner-Up: World Junior Hockey Championship III, World Cup of Hockey XXI
              Third Place: World Cup of Hockey XV, XVII, XVIII
              Qualified: Baptism of Fire 44 (Mangolana Quaterfinals), Cup of Harmony 50 (4th Place), World Cup 59-63, World Cup of Hockey XV-XXVI
              Participant: World Women's Hockey Championship I (9th Place), World Cup of Hockey XVI, World Cups 57-63 Qualifying, Republic Cup I, Cup of Harmony 49
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              XIII. Science & Technology


              13.1 Overview


              13.2 Communications


              13.3 Transportation
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              Champions: World Cup of Hockey XXIII
              Runner-Up: World Junior Hockey Championship III, World Cup of Hockey XXI
              Third Place: World Cup of Hockey XV, XVII, XVIII
              Qualified: Baptism of Fire 44 (Mangolana Quaterfinals), Cup of Harmony 50 (4th Place), World Cup 59-63, World Cup of Hockey XV-XXVI
              Participant: World Women's Hockey Championship I (9th Place), World Cup of Hockey XVI, World Cups 57-63 Qualifying, Republic Cup I, Cup of Harmony 49
              Rankings: 5th in Ice Hockey (Before WCoH 21), 22nd in Association Football (after WC 64)
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