"Atrubia", Officially the "Royal Atrubian Empire" (Arabic: الملكي الذهبي الإمبراطورية), gained its independence from France on the 4th of March 1743. Atrubia was originally a primitive country up until its discovery of gold in the late 1100s via conquering world countries. The nation soon grew into a world dominance but during the crusades, the population was decimated, and the coutry in complete and utter ruin. The French gained control and built many euro buildings. Not much were left after the great fire in the 1710s. Most buildings in the capitol were destroyed. The French realized that they could not keep the country, and prepared it for self-independence and self-government.
At first, the country did well for itself, but fell to ruin in 1745. Sheik Muhabar Dhan left the country in economic and physical ruin. Not to mention he started a small war. The country was once again decimated. The country thrived itself on the river that became a symbol of life. Life circulated around it and the capitol was formed again (*This area of the new Atrubia has not yet been formed in-game but will soon). The oldest buildings in the country are here. The town was soon growing. By 1800, the city was becoming large with a population of approximately 45,000. The country had a population had a population of around 100,000.
The country became an important spice trading center in the 1800s and was christened Atrubia, meaning: city of the world. During the first world war, the Ottoman Empire took Atrubia by brutal force. It was ruined. The city was rebuilt after WWI. The second world war did no better, the city was rebuilt. In 1964, oil was discovered, making the country prosper like no other. The oil craze was nuts and millions of drums have been filled and sold. Atrubia will run out and thats why the President Abijad Aljakar saw that there needed to be something other than an oil empire. He decided to diversify the economy for tourism and anything they could produce. Atrubia is the center for economictrade and prosperity it was meant to be, it may have taken 900 years, but it is well worth it.
Atrubia is located on the Arabian penisula 50 miles south of Kuwait and surrounded by Saudi Arabia. It's square milage is approximately 12,000 square miles.
Atrubia has a very dry and arid climate like most other countries in the mid east. With low rolling mountains, Atrubia gets little rain inland.
Oil in Atrubia was dicovered in the early to mid fifties when the automobile was on the popularity rise. Oil was becoming more needed, and with advancements of the oil tanker, transportation of petroleum became more efficient than ever. Oil fields were practically set up overnight and (later) Atrubia became part of OPEC. Today, Atrubia is independant and sells its own oil for the regular global price (which today is around the $80 mark). League of Nations members, however, get a discounted price.
Atrubia has a fairly small military with it consisting of about 20,000 men/women.
Atrubian Empire Army (AEA)
This consists of almost half the total military, about 9.5 thousand strong.
Consisting of about 4.5 thousand, this is the smallest division of Atrubia's military.
Atrubian Empire Air Force (AEAF)
This consists of about a total of 5.5 thousand men/women. This is one of the most advanced air force's in the world.
Atrubian Empire Space Administration (AESA)
The first launch of an Atrubian space shuttle was on December 7th and ended on the 20th. They landed in the Atrubian desert and were transprted to the base at Meriah City International Airport. The next launch is scheduled for January 20th 2010.
Atrubia primely relies on Gas, Solar, Wind, and Oil power souces, although is leaning more toward renewable enery with new offshore windmill stations. Atrubia wants to be 80% green energy by 2020.