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Indian Union
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Government Type: Bi-Cameral Parliamentary Democracy
Capital: New Delhi
Leaders:  :Leader: Unknown
Population 956,778,000
Human 78%
Elf 4%
Dwarf 5%
Ork 11%
Troll 1%
Other 1%
Per Capita Income: 10¥
Estimated SINless: 30%
Below Poverty Level: 25%
Corporate Affiliation: 22%
Education:
Less Than Twelve Years 43%
High School Equivalency 12%
College Degrees 26%
Advanced Degrees 18%
Major Ethnic Groups:
Indo-Aryans: 72%
Dravidian: 25%
Mongolian & Other: 3%
Major Languages Spoken:
Hindi: 60%
English: 20%
Major Religions:
Hindu: 84%
Sunni islam: 11%
None/Other/Unaffiliated: 5%
Currency: Indian Rupee (INR)
Exchange rate: 1 INR = 0.4¥
DocWagon/EuroMedia/Pala Health Coverage: Major Urban Centers only
Guaranteed Response Time: 15 minutes

Indian Union or India

HistoryEdit

The first cases of VITAS occur in New Delhi [1][2]

Calcutta was almost destoyed in the 'teens thanks to VITAS and the fires that followed but is now the largest city in the Indian Union with 10 million citizens. It was rebuilt as a cutting edge, state of the art sprawl and although attempts were made at cleaning out the surrounding slums they were unsuccessful.[3]

A nuclear exchange with Pakistan some time in the 2020s turned most of Kashmir into a wasteland [4]

PopulationEdit

There is at least two metavariants confirmed recently in India; a dwarven one called Harumen and an four-armed human one, known as Nartaki (literally "dancer" resembling the mythical Shiva).[5]

PoliticsEdit

The Indian Union is a federal republic. The President of India is elected every five years, and is the commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces. The Parliament of India consists of the lower house, the National Assembly, and the upper house, the Senate. The National Assembly is elected every three years. The Prime Minister is normally a member of the National Assembly. The Senate is the "states house", with the legislaturs of the Indian States electing ten Senators to serve six year terms.

There have been several referendums in the States, asking their people if the State should become an independent country. All have failed, however. To respond to this crisis, the Parliament of India passed the India Act, 2030, which makes clear that if any state wished to leave India, they would have to ask their people a clear question, and must get a clear result. Several Governors of the States protested this Act, and declared their States independent, sparking the Indian crisis of 2030.

The Supreme Court of India is the Highest Court in India. Justices of the Supreme Court are appointed by the President on the approval of the Senate. The Supreme Court also has the power to veto state legislation, but has never used such power yet.

EconomyEdit

The Indian government controls the Sriharikota launch facility [6]

Corporate PresenceEdit

MilitaryEdit

The Armed Forces of India consist of the Indian Army, the Indian Air Force, the Indian Navy. The President is the commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces. The Armed Forces are one of the most powerful military's in Asia. India is also a nuclear country.

CultureEdit

ReligionEdit

Return of the Hindu caste system, with heavy cyberware implantation amongst the Kshatriyas (warrior and ruler caste) and Munis (cleric subcaste) as a form of ascetic worship [8]

CrimeEdit

PiracyEdit

Vishakapatnam renowned for vicious pirates [9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Tir Tairngire p.104
  2. Shadowrun Third Edition p.24
  3. Sprawl Survival Guide p.74
  4. State of the Art: 2064 p.15
  5. Runner's Companion ?
  6. Year of the Comet p.19
  7. Corporate Download p.78
  8. Sprawl Survival Guide p.75
  9. Cyberpirates! p.123

IndexEdit

External linksEdit

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