Safre Empire is one of the great nations of the world.
History[edit | edit source]
In the time of the Revacholian suzerainty, in the middle of the last century, Safre became the victim of a lucrative trade campaign. The suzerain introduced cocaine into the territory, creating an extremely valuable and captive market for an extremely addictive product. The widespread addiction caused productivity to plummet, and fully half of the former Safre Empire remains dependent on international aid in exchange for a steady supply of cheap produce, apricots.
Unsurprisingly, the Antecentennial Revolution metastasized to Safre, the third great region hit by it. It was extinguished in '06. As of the present, Graad is engaged in the Tien-En conflict, a proxy war with Safre. It has been hot for 12 years, since '39, with atrocities piling up daily. Mostly committed by Graad. Co Hoi is a village that was the site of infamous war crimes and its name entered common parlance as a term for atrocities.
Geography[edit | edit source]
- Hsin-Yao is a region where a communist state formed, the Hsin-Yao Commune. During the Revolution, it provided military aid to communards across the isolas, most notably Revachol, where the Triangong 4-46 became a highly sought-after rifle, thanks to it being reliably bad and thus suitable for long-term use.
References[edit | edit source]
- Board game Suzerainty: "You draw a new contract card. According to the text, there's an aristocrat willing to trade a large supply of cocaine for a number of coins and access to a rare bonus: amplified music, worth *seven victory points*...
You know, this isn't *unlike* the situation the historical Revacholian suzerainty faced in Safre in the middle of the last century...
Well, the suzerain was looking for new markets for all the cocaine it was producing, and it settled on Safre...
By introducing cocaine into Safre under exclusive contract, the suzerain created an extremely valuable captive market for an extremely *addictive* product.
With each passing turn you slowly bleed the lieutenant of coins as his own workers become less productive and more dependent on your magenta cocaine tokens.
As a matter of historical fact, this is almost *exactly* what happened in Safre. To this day, fully half of the former Safre Empire remains dependant on international aid in exchange for a steady supply of cheap produce."