In Jazado there are seldom people who have not heard of the five great dynasts. From the Beifong Steel Works in Kaliztos to the Rostov Factories in Kazsok the renown of the five houses spread far and wide, beyond the borders of Jazado and the lives of the Jazadii. Of all the five the most famous would have to be Duan, whose lineage could be traced back to refugees from The Great Akarean Exodus, historical records show that the first cannons used in Jazado were forged by Duan workers and the early beginnings of the company was rooted in war, it is only fitting that the very thing that gave them a new home also gave the Duans a new calling. Before the introduction of cannons and later firearms the Duan family served as metal workers who forged weapons and armor and it was this that first grounded them in the business. But the Duan forges had to operate even in times of peace and so it is no surprise that they fashioned tools and cast gold and silver trinkets when there was stability, but as time progressed and the family business grew they started to expand their area of expertise, creating a construction firms and manufactories that take out licenses and contracts from foreign companies.their munition plants and steel forges are now widespread not only in Jazado but also abroad, the vast pool of manpower at their disposal and all the tens of thousands of jobs they generate makes Duan industries one the greatest assets of the Jazadoan government. The, Duan hold a significant portion of the arms industry in Jazado, taking up 37% of the total market share with their main rival in the industry Rostov munitions rivaling them at 24%, for construction they take up around 30% of the market share with The Jazadii Construction Firm taking up 50% of the market and the Beifong Infrastructural Development Firm taking 20%. However, they dominate in artillery, the cannons of the 1800s are now the mortars and missiles launchers of the 21st Century, holding 68% of the market for artillery related equipment, however they do not produce the explosives and the munitions for the artillery.
Now the Beifongs, they are a house as ancient as the land itself, although the name is quite new, taking heavy influences from the Akareans. But this family born from Akreans and Gorniye Rhen, starting off as coal barons in the 18th century they soon expanded to a point in which the business bought up most of the land in Skalakhamen giving them a firm grasp over coke and iron production, in fact the most prosperous coal mine was the one the first Beifongs presided over. Good coke was a desired product all across Jazado and the blast furnaces of the Duan foundries were hungry for ever more. By the 19th century the Beifongs practically had a monopoly over iron, coke and steel production in Jazado, if it was made from metal the Duans probably made it but there is no doubt that the Beifongs dug it out of the ground. As technology advanced however, there were less miners needed to operate in the Beifong mines, this spare many thousands of the black lungs coal gave, and thanks to government subsidies the miners who are sent into coal and iron mines are now payed double that of a miner four decades ago. With more men being freed from the mines the Beifongs opened more steel mills that churned out T-bars and metal extrusions that are used in construction projects across the country, it was also Beifong Steel that built the railroads that connects Jazado in the 19th century. Producing 472,378 thousand tons of Iron per year, 436 million tons of Steel per year, 1648 million tons of coal per year, and 152,344 thousand tons of coke per year, the Beifong conglomerate holds roughly 37-46% of the market share for those products, operating as an oligopoly competing with Raijin Steel holding 27% of the market share for steel and 32% of the market share for Iron, and Smenov Coal holding 34% of the market share for coal. The Beifongs also supply copious amounts of unrefined iron ore and aluminum plates and ore, however the main trade of the Beifongs is in that of Coal, Iron and Steel. It is also to be noted that only main competitors are mentioned and that markets have at least 3 different firms that control varying percentages of the total market share of their respective industrial sectors.
Yes, there is clearly a patter with Akareans and making money from metal, but most people overlook the very thing that makes true power, and not power in the abstract sense, but real, tangible power that lights the streets. It used to be unique to coal and firmly under the grasp of the Beifongs, but now the coal barons no longer hold a leash on power but it is instead black gold that courses through the lifeblood of nations, oil, and if there was one name attached to oil it would be Bin Saman. Now it is true that to foreigners such a name would seem strange to be plastered on a Khitai man, but that is because they fail to recognize that race is not culture and even though men may have the same skin their cultures and faith may be very different and the Bin Samans are no different. Hailing from the Aserzindar province they were one of the first families to discover oil and turn huge profits, they started early in 1849 and it allowed them to expand their oil industry into the Mejhdu and Rechzemla provinces, utilizing economies of scale, they extract around 60% of Jazado’s oil with 80% of it done by drilling and 20% by fracking. Though the process of fracking is much better for the environment the extraction costs compared to standard drilling make it unfeasible for competition on the open market, totaling around a cost of 257 Taels and selling for 302 Taels a barrel for fracking, and costing 217 Taels for drilling, producing around 2,529,649 barrels of oil per year. Though for countries like Candinadium the price difference means little due to the purchasing power of the Thaler, in places like Akarea, Hykko, and Trejfall the price difference makes drilled oil a far better alternative to fracking, this is why most barrels made from fracking are most likely to be sold in places like Cadinadium, Rostokia and Sudardes but even in those countries the low prices of drilled oil. The oil industry may be relatively small compared to that of the Beifong Steel Works and Duan Foundries but the vast profits it brings to Jazado compensate its size. Their largest competitor in Jazado would be Roxxon Oil, the main difference being the means of extraction with Roxxon Oil utilizing Fracking much more than drilling, Roxxon Oil was founded by small Oil Barons who joined together to oppose the growing influence of Saman Oil. Government regulations on oil extraction, however, maintain a relatively stable and high price for oil, although it is speculated that if both Roxxon and Saman Oil extract oil at full capacity without government regulations they would be able to drive down the global price for oil by at least 20%.
Now of course, this whole thing could not be considered Jazadoan without a Slavoj businessman running some short of show, and Rostov solves that problem. The renowned family hailed from the western parts of the Ozerosii province in the 19th century. Though the province has changed much in its ethnic make up over the past two centuries the culture of the province and the region moreover, has not seen significant change, it should also be understood that people are registered by their culture and not by race, with ethnically Khitai people being labeled Slavoj due to them either self-identifying as Slavoj or determined by other means. But the Rostovs hail from a time when the ethnically Slavoj people were far more common in the Triglav region and they descend from those people, the family made their wealth through the extraction of metals such as tin and copper in the region, most notable are the tin mines in the Khatam mountain range which produce roughly 50% of the tin ore in Jazado, not to mention that the silver mines also prove to be extremely lucrative. Producing 62% of the tin that is consumed domestically and exported from Jazado both in the form of ore and refined tin plates, the Rostovs are only challenged by the Beifongs in the sector of mining, but even the tin and copper yields of the Beifongs in the east are dwarfed by the 53,790 tons of tin extracted by the Rostovs with a total of 64,790 tons of tin in either refined or unrefined. Copper production takes the form of 2,066 thousand tones being extracted and 3,680 thousand tons of copper being produced in the form of wires, plates and so on, with a total of 52% of the market share under their control. But metal takes up a large portion of Jazado’s industry and the proper equipment needed for refining the metal and manufacturing is also made by the Rostovs who, over the many years, have secured an almost unbreakable alliance with the Beifongs giving them access to near infinite amounts of Iron and Steel required for machining at relatively low prices, some even speculate that the Beifongs and Rostovs may merge both their businesses and also families, something the government strongly opposes. None the less the Rostovs and their business also produce a fair number of automobiles and mechanized equipment used by the Jazadoan military, giving them and many other arms dealers somewhat of a sway over Jazadoan politics. Rostov Motors and Rostov Munitions are always used alongside Duan Armaments and Jhelznayakrov Armor and aircraft, these great houses and even greater companies supply most of the equipment used by the Jazadoan Military.
Now the Jhelznayakrovs, a mouthful to say, but important nonetheless, being best known for their aircraft namely military, used for close air support and strategic bombings, as well as their armoured units constantly being utilized by Jazadoan heavy and light armour brigades in the past. But now in a time of relative peace and stability their developments in aviation have been more for commercial purposes than military and around 60% of the funds for production of heavy armour have been transferred to research and development. But the most important is their operations in the Odin and Dvoe, the Uranium extraction and refinement in Kazsok allow the Jazadoan government to utilize nuclear energy allowing the Oil industry to export more with domestic consumption of oil dropping steadily, currently there are 77 Nuclear reactors in Jazado and they produce a total of 103,788 MW of power whereas Jazado uses a total of 665,000 MW of power, roughly 15.6% of Jazadoan power is produced from Nuclear with government and academic research speculating that within two decades the number will rise to 19.8%, the construction of 3 new nuclear power plants are currently underway with contracts handed out to both Beifong and Duan. Recently the island north to the Donbass and the remaining parts of the Isle have been annexed by the Jazadoan government after an incident with a Jhelznayakrov reactor almost melting down, that coupled in with the growing discontent of the Donvian people in that area towards their treatment at the hands of large corporations finally caused the Jazadoan government to reign in the new lands, beginning new government projects and adding more resources into the Jazadoan domestic market.