There are a variety of empires, governments, and peoples that make up the planet of Heo. Only by stepping backwards from modern day times and observing Heo’s global history can we begin to appreciate the cultural intricacies that inform power dynamics across the planet today. Most of my past research has gone into developing the History of Sizhan (the heavily bordered country below). This map has been the first attempt to observe geopolitics of the entire planet.
Sizhan informs many of the power dynamics across the planet, and in the same way that Americas “down-home christian” values have emerged to influence global capitalist structures, the faith surrounding Reitac has influenced the global economy of Heo. In Heo, the correlation is more direct, in that the economy uses monetizes spiritual worth as a means of trade. The pursuit to make spiritual quality a tangible entity that can be traded is not entirely unprecedented on earth, and one could argue a correlation between the ingrained “social debt” that was cultivated by most communist regimes.
Modern News Clips from Sizhan demonstrate some of the prejudice and fears emanating from the hyper paranoid world power. This specifically alienates the people of Pizar, who for hundreds of years have socially isolated themselves from the rest of the world. They do not engage with the spiritual economy of Sizhan. The remarks from Sizhanian news sources are xenophobic, and
Sizhan News 02:21:2018
This news Source is reporting on 3 recent Pip orgies that have occurred in Sizhan over the last month. This act was made illegal in Sizhan nearly 40 years ago, however the enforcement of this law is rarely seen.
A pip orgy, is a ritual that was originally practiced by the Hiburgian empire, some 2000 years ago. In Hiburgia the intent of the ritual was to kill enemies, preserve them in the walls of salt mine, as a means to challenge, or spite the gods. Essentially they were pointing to the inability of a god to change what they had just done.
In Sizhan, this ritual has been readapted to underline the tangibility spirituality, and the debt that we owe to god, as well as to our society. The practice is generally the same, however now people – often Sizhanian Radicals – will volunteer themselves to be sacrificed in this way.
Sizhan News 03:08:2018
This clip alienates the people of Pizar, who for hundreds of years have socially isolated themselves from the rest of the world. They do not engage with the spiritual economy of Sizhan. The remarks from Sizhanian news sources are xenophobic, and insinuate that the people of Pizar are now in “spiritual debt”. The people of Pizar have utilized a biological deterrent, inoculating themselves with a disease that they have slowly built an immunity to. Thus anyone stepping into their country who had not been predisposed would soon contract the disease and become ill.
While there are many precedents on earth of peoples who have weaponized disease (both intentionally and unintentionally), it is difficult to find examples of a culture that has intentionally used disease as a physical defense.
Many in Sizhan believe that the government in Pizar has been outsourcing Ground Nomads to bring in diseased people from around world, so that they may experiment and continue to inoculate their people. They realize their isolation could just as easily be used against them if they are not proactive about continuing to develop their immune system.