Brief background and introduction
The Bedou originally were the union of the many Bedouin tribes who after centuries in the Arabian and African deserts united and moved abroad to escape the ever growing turmoil of the Middle East. This first "Joining Of Tribes" occured 1918 under the Sultan Al Deeb Mohammed ibn Ahmed(1871-1964). It was the goal of the Sultan that the unified tribes would one day be large and strong(economically, a common error was that the Sultan was seeking military strength) enough to return the tribes(now invogorated with their worldly knowledge and accumulated wealth, to retake the Islamic homelands and reform Islam. The Sultan Mohammed Al Deeb ibn Ahmed is credited with forseeing the the hardline fundamentalist backlash from the ever growing power in the West which in his time had not yet posed the threat it poses today to the survival of Islam. With the death of Sultan Mohammed I, his eldest son Mohammed bin Al Deeb(1942-present) took control of the Bedou peoples(as the tribes under one union had taken to calling itself) he mandated reading and writting be compulsory. He mandated a health care system and implemented the cycling work system which allowed the Bedou to maintain their nomadic lifestyles while building infrastruction previously thought unattainable to Nomadic people.He founded the first Wadi-Rum school of Islam in 1972.
Under Sultan Mohammed II, the Bedou have attracted Muslims from all cultures throughout the world to join their flock of fundamental beliefs with the practice of ancient harsh nomadic lifestyle and the mixing of 21st century technology.
All leaders are known to have eccentricities, the Bedou Sultans are no different. Sultan Mohammed I(Sultan Mohammed Al Deeb ibn Ahmed) is said to have had such an affinity for snakes that he kept in his tents and on his horses(an amazing feet in and of itself) snakes of all variety. Sultan Mohammed the First is said to never have kept guards around his tents-no man would dare near them for the hundreds of deadly snakes collected with in.
Sultan Mohammed II(Sultan Mohammed bin Al Deeb) was not a collector of such an odd item as serpents, he is however one the most famous living collectors of firearms today. According to Loyd's of London Sultan Mohammed bin Al Deeb, is in posession of the most valuable and extensive collection of revolvers in the world. The collection is comprised of thousands of guns, and hundreds of firsts or seconds. The Sultan is alleged to have an original of every Soviet/Russian handgun ever made from the first year of production in every model. That fact alone, makes it a formidable collection. The addition of several more is what makes the Loyds report so believable.
Many Bedou have retained their nomadic and pastoral way of life. They subsist primarily on meat, milk, and dairy products provided by their herds. However, with the rise of oil production in the 1960s and 1970s, and IT industry in the 80s and 90s, many Bedou have taken jobs in the two industries. Government programs throughout the Bedou Empire have encouraged the Bedou to become more settled and urban-though any Bedou who wish to are aided in maintaining their traditional lifestyle.
Virtually all Bedouins are Muslims. They manufacture their own woolen clothing. Members of many tribes shave their heads, but beards are worn by all men.
The typical Bedou tent is made from strips of cloth woven from goat or camel hair and vegetable fibers, sewn together and dyed black. In the instances in which Bedou become sedentary and erect permanent dwellings, they build rectangular houses several stories in height, with stone or adobe walls.
Approximately nine Bedouin tribes exist in the Bedou Empire. The music and poetry practiced among the Bedouins are connected to some functional expressions, such as songs for watering animals, songs sung by caravan drivers to ward off evil desert spirits, and songs sung by fishermen. The songs among the Bedouin fishermen originated in the Arabian Peninsula and Yemen and are usually accompanied by the simsimiyya, a five-string lyre. Commonly called Yamania songs, these songs are said to have extraordinary power and are connected to the practice of exorcism. The political system of the Bedou is based on an extended patriarchal family unit. Each unit, from a minor family to an entire tribe, is led by a sheikh. The entire Unified tribes being lead by a sheikh who has been elevated to Sultan. The title descends from father to eldest son. The actual political authority of each sheikh depends, not upon the size of the unit he rules, but upon his wealth and the force of his personality.
The social system of the Bedou has four classifications, loosely based on ancestry and mobile wealth.
They wear clothing that keeps them cool in the hot climate and is in keeping with their Muslim faith(It was only upon arriving in Sweden that the Bedou discovered the their clothing was with only slight moderation fit for that climate as well.. The loose clothing, turban, burnoose, and shawl are all common items of clothing in the desert. Arabic literature began before Islam in a period called the Jahilyya. This literature of a partly Bedouin (nomadic) society was dominated by poetry, and the poet often acted as the oracle of his tribe. A major poetic form of this time was the qasida, or ode. It required the poet to sustain the same rhyme and meter throughout the entire poem, which ran anywhere from 25 to 100 lines. The qasida remains a favored form in Arabic literature to this day.
Arabian, also called Arab, one of the oldest horse breeds, native to the Arabian Peninsula. The Arabian was the horse of the Bedouin people (nomadic Arabs) as early as 3000 to 2500 bc. The Sultan Mohammed bin Al Deeb and the People of Bedou boast the largest collection of pure breed Arabians in the World, this collection is unmatched, for its traceable lineage, quality of horse, and pure size. The Official Bedou Herd excluding wild horses numbers over 2.3 million.
The Bedou are dispersed peoples so the common understanding of national geography does not completely apply to the Bedou. For the sake of clearity the first portion of this geogrphy will cover lands that are governed by the Bedou with direct oversight by the authority of the Sultan. Bedou Governed Lands;
- Bedou National Lands of Ahbin-Haven
- Southern Sweden(Land Grant by Wazzu)
Bedou Colonies in lands governed by other governments;
- Marimaia 52,500,000.
- Alcona and Hubris 25,000.
- Josh Dollins 100,000.
- Bretar 400,000
- Malkyer 2,000,000
- Pantycellen 20,000,000
- Kjata Major 1,000,000
- Hamptonshire 20,000,000
- Theao 1,000,000
- Ottoman Khaif 10,000,000
- The Transylvania 4,000,000
- Starenell 20,000,000
- Abbassia 750,000
Terrain: Varies from region to region, vast desert area
Natural resources: petroleum(significant producer), natural gas(significant producer), iron ore, gold, copper, fish, shrimp, copper, asbestos, limestone, chromium, gypsum, petroleum, rock salt, marble, small deposits of coal, lead, nickel, zinc, silver, tungsten, uranium, arsenic, feldspar, timber, hydropower ,manganese, marble, antimony, bauxite, phosphates, mercury, brown coal, and fertile soil in western Bedou Ahbin-Haven