Emirate of Makaoui
|The Emirate of Makaoui|
|Provincial flag||Coat of Arms|
|Motto||"Kūllūnā li-l-waṭan, li-l-'ula wa-l-'alam"|
176,220 sq mi
|Region||United Federal Kingdom of St Samuel|
- Total (2007)
Makaoui (Arabic: مكي), officially the Emirate of Makaoui, is an emirate of the United Federal Kingdom of St Samuel, located on the west of the Pellina Island. It is bordered by the Emirate of Ibbyan, the Emirate of Shadiaq, the Emirate of Sherifidan, the Emirate of Soudi Amedia and the Emirate of Midistan. The capital city is Avastine.
For ancient history see the Pellinese Empire.
Makaoui was an Emirate of The Pellinese Empire between 2000 BC to 1200 AD. It's borders have remained unchanged since 954 BC when the council of Elders of the Pellinese Empire divided the empire into 19 Emirate's ruled by local warlords. Makaoui was awarded to Harrashar K'Awar, a legendary Pellinese warrior. The city of Nessa-Isetkis was the capital of the Pellinese Empire until it's collapse.
Around 1205AD, Shah Muhamed of the Pellinese Empire called for an army to be raised and asked all the Emirates to send 10,000 men each to fight the Emirate of Samah Island, who had declared itself independant of the Pellinese Empire. The Makaon Emir at the time, Youssef Falladiaki, refused to support the Shah and as a result was executed by Shah Muhamed's henchmen. Shah Muhamed called for all the Emir's who failed to provide soldiers to be arrested and executed, which in turn sparked the War of the Pellina Island Succession. The people of Makaoui revolted against Shah Muhamed, under Hisham Al-Hepptah and turned on the Shah's army.
The war lasted three months, only ending when Shah Muhamed and his family were killed by Emir Jamal Al Baqara of the Emirate of Salehstan supported by Hisham Al-Hepptah in Nessa-Isetkis.
On March the 18th 1206, the 19 Emir's of the former Pellinese Empire met at Intisar (Emirate of Makaoui) and the Treaty of Intisar was signed by all 19 Emir's granting independence to the Emirates.
Sothern Holdinia Period
In 1777, the Southern Holdinia Empire occupied parts of southern Makaoui in a hostile take over. The people of southern Makaoui welcomed the Holdinians and revolted against the Emir of Makaoui, Zamir Al-Yallawi. A five month long campaign saw the Southern Holdinian Empire victorious in Makaoui. Yasser ibn Nazzereal was installed as Emir and the emirate became a colony of the Southern Holdinia Empire.
From 1799 to 1804 the Southern Holdinia Empire supported by the Emirate of Hassia and the Emirate of Makaoui invaded the Emirate of Abu Omar and the Emirate of Abu Hana, in an attempt to gain control of the vital Baba Canal. The Emirates of Abu Omar and Abu Hana quickly recruited the help of St Samuel, and thus becoming protectorates of St Samuel. By November 1804 St Samuel and it's allies were victorious over Southern Holdinia in the Baba Canal War.
The Baba Canal War was a small conflict compared to the Great War of Pellina which began in 1812 and saw nearly the whole of the Pellinese Island become a battle ground, where the Arab states allied themselves with either St Samuel or Southern Holdinia. The Emirate of Makaoui saw action from 1819 to 1823. Nearly 30,000 Makaon's were called up to fight for the Southern Holdinians in the war, but the war was not popular with the people of Makaoui and by the time that St Samuel invaded Makaoui in 1819, many Makaon's took up arms against Southern Holdinia and supported the Samuelonians. The Great War of Pellina ended in 1827 with victory for St Samuel and it's allies and ending Southern Holdinia's time in the Arab lands.
After the Great War of Pellina, Makaoui became a protectorate of the Kingdom of St Samuel with Hassan Farak becoming the new Emir. Makaoui remained a protectorate of St Samuel for nearly 100 years until in 1906, the country was granted independence and full power handed over to the Emir Saddam Al-Waadi.
During The Second War of Greater Holdinia, Makaoui remained neutral, but on the 14nd of February 2008, the people of Makaoui voted to become an emirate of the United Federal Kingdom of St Samuel, making the region a federal emirate.