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The people of the Land of the Five Spices

Elam, the people who settled the Land of the Five Spices, were explorers and colonizers from The Scipion Empire. Names typically are Roman sounding.

Form of Government

Elam are organized politically around city states. The city states are then organized as a confederation for their mutual protection. Each city state is ruled by a city council made up of the wealthiest merchants and guilds (plutocratic) in that city state. Each city council elects a senior consul to manage day-to-day matters in the city and to deal with any interactions with other city states in the Land of the Five Spices.

Economics

Economics in the Land of the Five Spices is based on a mercantile economic system. Mercantilism is an economic practice where the government, each individual city state and the Land of the Five Spices as a whole regulate the economy for the purpose of augmenting state power at the expense of rival powers, both national and city states within the Land of the Five Spices.

The governments in the Land of the Five Spices have implemented the following policies:

  • That every little bit of a country’s soil be utilized for agriculture, mining or manufacturing.
  • That all raw materials found in a country be used in domestic manufacture, since finished goods have a higher value than raw materials.
  • That a large, working population be encouraged.
  • That all export of gold and silver be prohibited and all domestic money be kept in circulation.
  • That all imports of foreign goods be discouraged as much as possible.
  • That where certain imports are indispensable they be obtained at first hand, in exchange for other domestic goods instead of gold and silver.
  • That as much as possible, imports be confined to raw materials that can be finished [in the home country].
  • That opportunities be constantly sought for selling a country’s surplus manufactures to foreigners, so far as necessary, for gold and silver.
  • That no importation be allowed if such goods are sufficiently and suitably supplied at home.

Known For

  • Builders
  • Farmers
  • Merchants
  • Craftsmen
  • Can assay anything
  • Breadfruit
  • Cascarilla oil
  • Coffee
  • Guava
  • Hearts of palm
  • Macadamia nuts
  • Manioc/tapioca
  • Papaya
  • Tolu balsam oil

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