People's Glorious Republic of Uukumbamabahalarata
Gloriosa República Popular de Uukumbamabahalaratabahamabahalaratuukumbamah (Uukumbamabahalarata for short)
People's Republic of Uukumbamabahalarata
|Motto: Nibo ni mi Orile-ede ile ajeji?
|Anthem: " "
|Portuguese, Denglisch, Uukumbamabahalaratabé
|Anarcho-Hoxhaism with Rothbardian characteristics
|Kuu wanyama waharibifu (President)
|‑ Established by
|Etsy-Bodega Imbomahuutuu (1989-1998)
— Advert by Uukumba Tourism Board
The People's Glorious Republic of Uukumbamabahalarata (PGRU) is a landlocked African nation with no natural resources, no usable farmland, no livestock, and no means to support human life in any form. Its population relies entirely on Angelina Jolie for its survival. The country is well known for its literary tradition of moody, existential novels about the neocolonial experience, written by authors who all live in New England.
Under the British Empire, Uukumbamabahalarata was known as the Colony of South Peoria. The British were thrown out in December 11th 1968 and, unlike most of the African nations, Uukumbamabahalarata went to hell in a hand-basket within six months. Stability in the region was restored when the Kingdom of Swaziland took over, to make room for their king's stable of wives.
Uukumbamabahalarata gained its independence from Swaziland's bloody regime in April of 1989, following six years of protracted paratrooper-on-paratrooper combat. The Republic's first leader, Etsy-Bodega Imbomahuutuu, embezzled billions of dollars of U.N. relief money meant to help the impoverished nation, and wired it to secret accounts in Switzerland. This was an amazing feat, given that Imbomahuutuu was an illiterate weed farmer whose only exposure to technology had been a broken Etch-a-Sketch™ left in his village years earlier by some passing soldiers.
Upon discovering Imbomahuutuu's fraudulent scheme, Jean-Baptiste Okombwebwe (Imbomahuutuu's second-in-command) staged a second revolution. The U.N Relief War began in May of 1998, and lasted seventeen weeks. The revolution ended with victory for Okombwebwe, who walked into the capitol with a thousand of his finest paratroopers and demanded a new People's Republic. Imbomahuutuu tried appeasing Okombwebwe with his family goat, three clay beads, and a McDonald's Big Mac, in exchange for the right to remain head of state. His offer was denied.
Okombwebwe ruled for five years, and in that time he attempted sweeping reforms of the country's economic and political system. He created the People's Committee, which represented the will of the people, and shot anyone whose will Okombwebe did not wish to represent. Okombwebe also modernized some aspects of Uukumbamabahalaratabé culture: he banned the practice of Widower burning, and forced men to buy groceries on Sundays. Aside from some standard human rights abuses, Uukumbamabahalarata was as peaceful and prosperous as it ever could be. That is, until Okombwebwe made the grave mistake of nationalizing the nation's only Burger King franchise.
American retribution was swift and merciless. The U.S immediately dropped several cobalt bombs on the small, impoverished African nation. In a daring nightraid, SEAL Team Six liberated the occupied Burger King and returned it safely to Florida. The SEALs heroics were later adapted into a film starring Mark Wahlberg, famous cosplayer of working class Americans.
Okombwebe was vaporized in the blast zone. Within hours the entire countryside was rendered uninhabitable. For the next few weeks, the U.S Coast Guard occupied the country to ensure free and fair elections would take place. Lenny Imbomahuutuu, grandson of disgraced former leader Etsy-Bodega Imbomahuutuu, was elected president. Lenny Imbomahuutuu had campaigned on a platform based on "Permanent Servility to Great Big America Penis".
Angelina Jolie, famous Hollywood actress and co-star of the hit film "Girl Interrupted", vowed to adopt one orphan from every Sub-Saharan country by 2009. Jolie's interest in Uukumbamabahalarata was first stoked after Hollywood's increasing dependence on Chinese Box Office Revenue killed any hope of a celebrity-led Tibetan Independence War. In 2008 Jolie was accepted in the country as an honorary Uukumbamabahalaratabé, and in return she adopted all nine hundred thousand or so of the country's citizens.
The Uukumbamabahalaratabé were first exposed to Angelina Jolie due to a grave error in international humanitarian efforts. The UN was supposed to airdrop some 500 tons of food and potable water to the starving African nation, but due to a shipping error in Singapore, the airdropped crates instead contained DVDs with Angelina Jolie's entire filmography circa 2007. Jolie gave the people of the People's Glorious Republic hope in hopeless times. They cheered Jolie's fight to find her real son in Changeling, lamented as Jolie struggled to cope with her violent husband in Mr. and Mrs. Smith. Their bodies may have been eating themselves alive, but their souls were nourished.
Jolie is venerated in the country as its patron saint and official UN Goodwill Ambassador, and has replaced the fertility goddess Yemoja in the Uukumbamabahalarata's indigenous religion's pantheon.
Lenny Imbomahuutuu declared a month of mass mourning after Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie split up. It is the undying opinion of the Uukumbamabahalaratabé that Brad Pitt was little more than a pretty face, hiding an immature, insolent, and unloving manchild who would rather jetset with his French whores than watch over his brood of fatherless Cambodians.
About twelve percent of the nation's GDP comes from selling used copies of Wanted on Amazon. The rest comes from Jolie remittance money, lungfish farming and soliciting donations from guilty white people. The soil in Uukumbamabahalarata is irreversibly irradiated, so for subsistence, farmers "grow" mutated lungfish. Mutated lungfish are known to attack and mercilessly devour humans whole, however there is no physical evidence of any such occurence. Fried lungfish with minced DVD cover art paper is a Uukumbamabahalaratabé delicacy and is served on Christmas.
The People's Republic of China has taken a recent interest in Uukumbamabahalarata as a place to dump their industrial waste free from the prying eyes of other nations. China pays the Uukumbamabahalarata government 46 million yuan to pipe their excess air pollution directly into primary schools and hospitals in the country. China also uses Uukumbamabahalarata land to extract oil from neighboring Swaziland, using pipes drilled at an angle.
Most Uukumbamabahalaratabé spend their days staring at the nuclear crater that is their homeland, crying into plastic bowls that they store for later consumption. Canned tears are exclusive to the country and popular among pregnant women. America's cobalt bombing campaign has mutated the populace to the point that Uukumbamabahalaratabé now reproduce through budding.
A 2016 referendum to leave the African Union (known as Uukumbamabahalaratexit) led to an upset victory for the Leave Campaign, after the Stronger Together campaign were all devoured by mutated lungfish.
Unlike most African nations, Uukumbamabahalarata is composed of two ethnic groups that love and support each other despite their slight differences.
- The Uukumba Tourism Board has continually petitioned the government of Uukumbamabahalarata to change the country's name to the shorter, pronounceable and relatively dignified Republic of Uukumba. In response, the government of Uukumbamabahalarata has fined anyone who shortens the name of their country, $5 per letter. The Uukumba Tourism Board has yet to pay off their $70 fine.
- Full name, "The War to Get Some of that U.N Dosh and Give it to the People, Yeah, That's What's Gonna Happen"
- Sadly, Etsy-Bodega threw himself into a well and then shot himself in the stomach hours later.
- The United States was then under the control of the Bush Dynasty's newest patriarch, George W. Bush, who was the eldest son of Bush elder and former Mr. President George H.W. Bush. Bush W had the trappings of a proud warlord, despite his soft face and offish manner, and his popularity was based on maiming and loud hollering. Seeking another battle to popularize his rule, Bush W declared war on "Terror", an emotion/concept incapable of being harmed in any way.
- Despite Uukumbamabahalarata's newfound love of capitalism, the country was allowed to keep its dirty commie name.
- And its sequel, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider – The Cradle of Life