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The Considerate dictatorship of Eastern Tatarstan

“Science, religion and nationalism for better life.”

Category: Benevolent Dictatorship
Civil Rights:
Superb
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Few

Regional Influence: Superpower

Location: Altay

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Space program

Eastern Tatarstan's space program started in 1970, after being requested by both scientists and wide public. A space agency EVAT Елэмьн вэшмиргьн агэнтат Татарштангәт was established as an independent branch of the state bureau of research EBS Елэмьн бұро шинэкәт. The air force of People's army of Eastern Tatarstan also began developing rockets capable of reaching into space.

EVAT's 1st rocket was the Nur-I built and launched as a proof of concept at the Zhardan cosmodrome козмодром Жардань in the southwest of Eastern Tatarstan.
The next rocket was Nur-II that lounched the 1st Eastern Tatar Ibrahim Rakhamanbetov into orbit, where he stayed for 24 hours and 13 minutes. He landed safely in the tundra in the north of Eastern Tatarstan.
Nowadays the Nur-II rockets are used for launching smaller payloads like the satelites of Eastern Tatar GPS - the 2SK. Rockets Nur-III are used for sending astronauts to the ISS.

Eastern Tatar air force uses the Wolfram solid propellant rockets based on the Nur-I design to drop special tungsten alloy rods from space as a non toxic alternative to an atomic bomb.

EVAT's largest rocket is the T2 which sent astronauts Nursultan Aralyatov, Aladin Orman and Kormetkhan Qudaybergen to the Moon. The flag which they left on the Moon wasn't painted but instead it had a microscopic light refracting surface thus the flag will be recognizeable forever.

Scientists at EVAT are now working on the rocket Nur-IV for sending heavy payloads into orbit or for boosting long-range satelites, and on the M1 rocket for sending a man to Mars.

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