Anglean Conglomerate

<p><em>The Anglean Conglomerate</em> is a smallish Nation at the far North-East of Equestria, past the Artic Sea, just north of the Celestial Ocean, located closer to the magnetic north pole than the Crystal Empire and Yak-Yakistan. It's composed mainly of three Tribes and loose alliances of small settlements and groups that dwell within the wastes of the North, scavenging the ruins of ancient civiliazations that once existed thousands of years ago, when the land was warmer.<br /><br />The harsh climate and the orography force the Ponies and creatures that live in the area to settle in previously existing structures, repurposing the large ruins of times of old for modern needs. Some new settlements have appeared through the everchanging snowy wasteland of the North, most of them being built inside large caves inside the tall mountains, or within the numerous ravines that formed through constant geological activity. Some cities have flourished in the hotspots that emmanate Magma through the permafrost, a heat that is necesary for survival in the North.<br /><br />Agriculture is almost unexistant; Some of the towns have small hydroponic farms that produce just enough crops to mantain the local population for a short period of time. Hunting for meat and fishing are the main sources of suisteinance in the Anglean Conglomerate, all of wich get compressed into Nutrient Blocks and distributed through the population via rationing. Each Block is expected to feed an Adult Pony through a whole day in a balanced diet.</p> <p>Anglean politics are simple to a degree; The Three Tribes, marked after a colour (Red for the Warriors, Orange for the Tinkerers and Blue for the Thinkers) select a common Leader amongst a few candidates elected by the general poplation. Then each important desition is made through voting "Yes" or "No". At the time of deciding, the Leader gets one vote, if the 51% of the populance of each Tribe votes 'yes' or 'no', it counts as one vote for the whole Tribe, and finally, the general populance votes. Wichever side gets the 51% counts as one vote. If the total ammount of votes is above 3, the bill is passed, and a new law is created, or changed. However, each individual settlement can create their own laws, regulations and customs, as long as it doesn't go against the common laws set by the Conglomerate.</p> <p>Anglean history is misty at best, as written records are very few, and spread through too much land to be easily accessed -And paper is often used as fuel when it doesn't freeze. Spare pieces here and there tell the tales of thousands of years ago, a three-way civil war broke out on the region, as the temperatures dropped drastically, causing crop failures and the sprout of diseases. Most of the Ponies that lived in the North emmigrated to the south, of wich none ever came back. The Ponies left behind eventually gathered into three tribes, surviving and adapting to the colder climate, albeit still having skirmishes with eachother through the following centuries. Eventually, the remaining survivors bonded together as their old civilization finally collapsed, and their resources became scarse. They finally decided to join forces into one flag and name, and thus the Conglomerate was formed, loosedly held together by the mutual need to continue the species.</p> <p>Anglean technology is easily comparable to Equestrian, as it's based mostly around the use of steam-powered machinery and Coal or Energy Crystals to produce heat, to make water boil in order to make a generstor run. Although 'Televisions' don't exist, short and Medium range Radio transmission is common, each city having at least one Steam-based boiler to power itself and stay warm, and one Radio kit to stay in contact with the Capital. Although the nation posseses this advanced technology, the average household doesn't go above the use of gas-operated ovens and magical freezers to keep rations from spoiling. Water threatment is obligatory in all cities, so are cementeries and steam hubs on the streets. Health Care is raw, with the usage of home remedies to fight off the Frostbite and common ilnesses, and recurring to amputations in extreme cases. Some cities, however, do possess propper Hospitals and employ ancient Magic to accelerate recovery.</p> <p><br />(( More to be added! ))</p>