Factions

Majority Muslims: Shia “Twelvers”

Motivation: Implementation of Ja’fari jurisprudence on Altis and establishment of an official Islamic Republic.

Altean ultra-nationalists (Golden Dawn)

Motivation: Revival and preservation of traditional Altean culture, Western style democracy or Western Democratic Republicanism. Nationalists are often perceived as racist or National Socialists. This group is strongly influenced by the Greek Golden Dawn Party (see below).

Anarchists

Punk rockers, communists, anti-communists, drug dealers, libertines, and the lawless youth subculture in general.

Local law enforcement

Majority Twelver Shi’a, minority non-Muslim. Higher ranks tend to be Muslim. This extreme “diversity in the workplace” makes for rampant corruption and cronyism, as well as hostility between departments, officers, and agents.

Altean civil government

Majority Twelver Shi’a, working in the public sector and patronizing Muslims over non-believers whenever possible.

Orthodox Christians

Traditional conservative non-Westernized Christians who do not care for democracy or Islam. Typically non-violent but not strictly against eventual violence.

Progressive “elitists”

Multiculturalists and international business people with corporations and homes on Altis. Have long controlled the major media outlets and are motivated to maintain control of their enterprises despite open attempts by Muslims to remove them from their privileges. Stubbornly cling to their progressive beliefs in the face of personal harm as a form of moral courage and personal pride. They are convinced that Muslims will eventually Westernize, as long as democracy and peace is preserved.

Minority civilians: Sufi & Sunni Kurds & other moderate Westernized Muslims, Christians, Buddhists, non-religious, secularists, etc.

Motivation: Varies; typically perceived as “secular” or “liberal” due to their affection for drinking and entertainment.

Foreign influences

Iran – The global stage is set for Iran to continue its rise to great power in the Mediterranean region. Iran is also an Islamic Republic, and Altean Muslims are closely aligned with Iranian theology and political science. Iran see Altis as another expansion in its growing reach, full of mineral resources and modernized factories.

Greece – The Greeks have rattled around the drain for decades. As anarchists and communists continued to disrupt the multinational globalist’s leftist plans for Greece, the Fascist/nationalist Golden Dawn stepped in with a military coup. The country has been run by a military junta, Greece’s Second Junta, for a decade now. Greece’s situation is beyond complicated, with Golden Dawn both censoring & torturing dissidents as well as tolerating & accommodating other dissidents based on how useful those dissidents are to the Junta’s foreign and domestic relations. An anarchist punk rocker that stands against Islamic fundamentalism and statist leftism is a temporary ally to the Junta- at least until someone in the Junta changes his mind and throws him in prison and bans all his albums.

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