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Amazonia
Flagge Amazoniens
Capital Manaus
Government None
Leaders Speaker: Hualpa
Population above 200 million
Land area
GDP (total) no economic data available
(per capita)
Major Ethnic Groups
Major Languages Spoken
Major Religions
Currency no economic data available

Amazonia (port. Amazônia) is one of the most important Awakened Nations, and one of the few countries to have a dragon as head of state. Located in the northeast of South America, Amazonia territory spread over the Orinoco and Amazonian basin and the Brazilian plateau. It enclaves Venezuela, and also has land borders with French Guiana, Aztlan, Peru, Bolivia, Paraguay, Argentina and Uruguay.

GeographyEdit

Amazonia is covered for the most part by the Amazonian jungle and the Brazilian Plateau. In the past thirty years, the Amazonian jungle has known a strong regrowth. The largest urban area, called the Metropole or "Rio Paulo" unites the cities of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.

HistoryEdit

In 2034 awakened forces led by three great dragons capture of the city of Brasilia and the Brazilian government is forced to surrender. In the aftermath of the revolution the great dragon Hualpa declares the creation of the new nation of Amazonia.

2034: Formation [1]

In 2049 Amazonia annexes Venezuela and half of Colombia. The following year Aztlan forces seize a portion of Venezuela from Amazonia.

Tensions have been high between Aztlan and Amazonia for some time. Extensive PR campaigns have been launched attacking each other. Which brings us to 2073 and the war between Aztechnology/Aztlan and Amazonia over Bogota. Amazonia is basically on a crusade to preserve the ecology of the rainforest. Pushing forward with the ideal that "The Amazon is a living thing, it deserves to not be raped". While this may seem like a well intentioned ideal, many (I should say too many) of the Amazonian soldiers are overzealous in their beliefs. The unlucky citizens of Bogota that are unwilling to let the homes return to rainforest often face torture at the hands of zealous Amazonian fighters.

In 2074, the Amazonian War ended in after much bloodshed and devastation. Aztlan gained Bogotá and regained Cali. The border between Aztlan and Amazonia, was pushed 60 km past the 2071 border, into Amazonian territory with a 3 km buffer zone between Amazonia and Aztlan.

PoliticsEdit

The Amazonian political arena is dominated by Feathered Serpents, led by the Great Dragon Hualpa. Awakened sentient creatures and shamans play a great role in the Amazonian society.

The great feathered serpent Hualpa is Amazonia's spokesbeing.[2]

Rumored to be backing eco-cells against Saeder-Krupp in Africa and Europe.[3]

Foreign relationsEdit

FlagEdit

The Amazonian flag looks like being just a part of a simple coloured map of the Amazon rainforest.

EconomyEdit

Amazonia has not signed the Business Recognition Accords. Aztechnology is banned from conducting business in the country, which led to the closure of Embraer factories, owned by Dassault, a subsidiary of Aztechnology.

Does not recgonize Business Recognition Accords, the Corporate Court's standard for the meaning of corporate extraterritoriality.[5]

Corporate presenceEdit

Relation to Novatech [6]

InfrastructureEdit

The Amazonian government maintains the Alcantara launch site [7]

CultureEdit

SportsEdit

Amazonia will be the host of the 2064 World Cup.[8]

CrimeEdit

PiracyEdit

[9]

UnderworldEdit

Ghost Cartels [10]

ReferencesEdit

This page forked from Wordman's The Sixth World: A geographical index to the world of Shadowrun

  1. o35702881Shadowrun Third Edition pp.29-30
  2. o35702881Shadowrun Third Edition p.269
  3. o79645619Corporate Download p.90
  4. o84296706Germany Sourcebook p.42
  5. o79645619Corporate Download p.10
  6. o79645619Corporate Download p.69
  7. o68357443Year of the Comet p.18
  8. o75212693State of the Art: 2064 ?
  9. o98082743Cyberpirates! p.124
  10. o05084094Underworld Sourcebook pp.79-80

InconsistenciesEdit

In spite of mentioning that Columbia is taken over by Amazonia and Aztlan (azt.41), FASA also mentions Colombia as still being a functioning country (tsh.21), as well as a city-state around Bogota (und.80). Muddying the waters, French Guiana is listed as a separate country (yotc.15).

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