New African Alliance
The NAA (New African Alliance) was formed in 2024, when ongoing relations between China and several African nations helped break the struggling countries away from western economic subjugation. Free from the developmental shackles of western financial dependence, the NAA enacted a far reaching plan which would mobilize billions of dollars in Chinese brought infrastructure as well as their unique natural resources, and the federation’s stable democratic leadership towards the end of superpower status.
Meanwhile, the Global West’s resource use began to seriously outpace it’s sustainable energy development. Seeing a great opportunity (with reclaimed rights to the Niger delta and other major geographically African oil rich areas), the NAA called upon several Arabic states to quietly form a price-fixing network to monopolize the market. The Arabic nations had historically positive relations with the members of the NAA pre-unification were eager to agree.
By the time the Western powers realized what was going on, the NAA had build up enough funds to cut the last ties it had to Europe. Now all that remained was its massive debt to China. Some nations thought that the best way to deal with it would be to dissolve the NAA, shirk the debt, and then reconstitute it under a new name sometime later. As negotiations for the allocations of wealth post breakup were going on in secret, Madagascan scientists developed a working prototype of a sapphire based energy cell, based on American designs several decades before.
This invention was rushed to market too soon, and several local disasters caused buyer trepidation and civil unrest. Soon the design was perfected, and the NAA’s GDP rose substantially. Much of the country’s monetary success has been funneled into educational facilities and state of the art science programs. These have created a stable middle class by western standards in each member of the NAA’s states. Sales on the ESC system have drastically closed the gap between the NAA’s debt to China and total economic independence, and the technology itself has allowed for cheap energy storage and transfer from the SEP to constitute state urban centers.
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