Amazonia (port. Amazônia) is one of the most important Awakened Nations, and one of the few countries to have a dragon as head of state. Located in the northeast of South America, Amazonia territory spread over the Orinoco and Amazonian basin and the Brazilian plateau. It enclaves Venezuela, and also has land borders with French Guiana, Aztlan, Peru, Bolivia, Paraguay, Argentina and Uruguay.
Geography[edit | edit source]
Amazonia is covered for the most part by the Amazonian jungle and the Brazilian Plateau. In the past thirty years, the Amazonian jungle has known a strong regrowth. The largest urban area, called the Metropole or "Rio Paulo" unites the cities of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.
History[edit | edit source]
In 2034 awakened forces led by three great dragons capture of the city of Brasilia and the Brazilian government is forced to surrender. In the aftermath of the revolution the great dragon Hualpa declares the creation of the new nation of Amazonia.
Tensions have been high between Aztlan and Amazonia for some time. Extensive PR campaigns have been launched attacking each other. Which brings us to 2073 and the war between Aztechnology/Aztlan and Amazonia over Bogota. Amazonia is basically on a crusade to preserve the ecology of the rainforest. Pushing forward with the ideal that "The Amazon is a living thing, it deserves to not be raped". While this may seem like a well intentioned ideal, many (I should say too many) of the Amazonian soldiers are overzealous in their beliefs. The unlucky citizens of Bogota that are unwilling to let the homes return to rainforest often face torture at the hands of zealous Amazonian fighters.
In 2074, the Amazonian War ended in after much bloodshed and devastation. Aztlan gained Bogotá and regained Cali. The border between Aztlan and Amazonia, was pushed 60 km past the 2071 border, into Amazonian territory with a 3 km buffer zone between Amazonia and Aztlan.
Politics[edit | edit source]
Foreign relations[edit | edit source]
Flag[edit | edit source]
The Amazonian flag looks like being just a part of a simple coloured map of the Amazon rainforest.
Economy[edit | edit source]
Amazonia has not signed the Business Recognition Accords. Aztechnology is banned from conducting business in the country, which led to the closure of Embraer factories, owned by Dassault, a subsidiary of Aztechnology.
Corporate presence[edit | edit source]
Infrastructure[edit | edit source]
The Amazonian government maintains the Alcantara launch site 
Culture[edit | edit source]
Sports[edit | edit source]
Amazonia will be the host of the 2064 World Cup.
Crime[edit | edit source]
Piracy[edit | edit source]
Underworld[edit | edit source]
Ghost Cartels 
References[edit | edit source]
This page forked from Wordman's The Sixth World: A geographical index to the world of Shadowrun
Inconsistencies[edit | edit source]
In spite of mentioning that Columbia is taken over by Amazonia and Aztlan (azt.41), FASA also mentions Colombia as still being a functioning country (tsh.21), as well as a city-state around Bogota (und.80). Muddying the waters, French Guiana is listed as a separate country (yotc.15).
Index[edit | edit source]
- Colombian Subterfuge
- Corporate Download, 10, 48, 69, 90, 127, 135
- Corporate Enclaves
- Cyberpirates!, 120
- Dragons of the Sixth World
- Ghost Cartels
- Harlequin, 96-105 (used as a setting)
- Hazard Pay
- Jet Set
- Loose Alliances
- Magic in the Shadows, 16, 19
- Portfolio of a Dragon: Dunkelzahn's Secrets
- Runner Havens
- Runner's Companion
- Running Wild
- Shadowrun Third Edition
- Shadowrun Fourth Edition
- Shadows in Focus: City by Shadow: Metropole
- Shadows of Asia
- Sixth World Almanac
- Sprawl Survival Guide
- Spy Games
- Storm Front
- Street Magic
- System Failure, 90
- The Clutch of Dragons
- The Twilight Horizon
- Underworld Sourcebook