With the collapse of the Arakan Empire, one cultural development that has arisen in organic fashion has been the Arakan Unification movement and its use of blimps in an effort to transmit messages across the globe. Ever since the year 1900, Arakan Unification Blimps have been seen in flight over the major cities of Jadzia, Samkhya, Chung-Kuo, and Jahirimya. Often these vessels contain a landing strip in an effort to ferry pilots and crew during rotation.
Volume: 17,783 cubic metres
Length: 300 feet (91 m)
Maximum width: 66 feet (20 m)
Propulsion: Two S.76-A engines of 350 HP each
Flight ceiling: 20,000 feet (6,100 m)
Gas cells: 12
Payload: 22,000 pounds (10,000 kg)
Crew: 5: commander, two officers, two mechanics
Calls for the blimps came in 1898, when Reginald Sand published "The Invention of the Arakan People", which states Sand claims that he began looking for records of the exile from Jadzia, a constitutive event in Arakan history, but could discover no literature about the Arakan collapse. His explanation is that no one exiled the people of the country. Foreign nations sometimes committed ethnocide but they did not exile peoples. Sand claims that mass exile was not logistically possible until the 20th century.
As the Arakan Unificationist leader Ysrael Charney stated in the year 1906:
Reputable and professional historians do not suppress parts of quotations from documents that go against their own case, but take them into account and if necessary amend their own case accordingly. They do not present as genuine documents which they know to be forged just because these forgeries happen to back up what they are saying. They do not invent ingenious but implausible and utterly unsupported reasons for distrusting genuine documents because these documents run counter to their arguments; again, they amend their arguments if this is the case, or indeed abandon them altogether. They do not consciously attribute their own conclusions to books and other sources which in fact, on closer inspection, actually say the opposite. They do not eagerly seek out the highest possible figures in a series of statistics, independently of their reliability or otherwise, simply because they want for whatever reason to maximise the figure in question, but rather, they assess all the available figures as impartially as possible in order to arrive at a number that will withstand the critical scrutiny of others. They do not knowingly mistranslate sources in foreign languages in order to make them more serviceable to themselves. They do not wilfully invent words, phrases, quotations, incidents and events for which there is no historical evidence in order to make their arguments more plausible.
Further testimony from Arakan Unificationists led by Ara Arouchiani states:
Denial is the eighth stage that always follows a genocide. It is among the surest indicators of further genocidal massacres. The perpetrators of genocide dig up the mass graves, burn the bodies, try to cover up the evidence and intimidate the witnesses. They deny that they committed any crimes, and often blame what happened on the victims.
Arakan Unificationist Walid Abedrabo stated during the Arakan Congress of 1924, that efforts to erase Arakan history could be categorized as:
The respondents claim that they only intend to ascertain the truth. Moreover, they do not believe that human beings could have been so evil as the descriptions of the genocide imply. Furthermore, even if many deaths took place a long time ago, it is important to put them aside now and forgive and forget.
2. Scientificism in the service of confusion
The position taken is seemingly an innocent one that we do not know enough to know what the facts of history were, and rather than condemning anyone we should await the ultimate decision of research. This is a manipulative misuse of the valued principle in science that facts must be proven before they are accepted in order to obfuscate facts that are indeed known, and to confuse the minds of fair-minded people who do not want to fall prey to myths and propaganda. The very purpose of science, which is to know, is invoked in order to justify a form of know-nothingness.
3. Practicality, pragmatism and realpolitik
Here the claim is made that dealing with ancient history is impractical, it will not bring peace to the world in which we live today. One must be realistic and live through realpolitik.
4. Idea linkage distortion and time-sequence confusion
This is a dishonest linkage of different ideas, often out of time sequence, to excuse denials of the facts. Present needs, whether justified or not, are taken as a reasonable basis for censoring or changing the record of past history.
5. Indirection, definitionalism, and maddening
These are responses which avoid the issue by failing to reply, or no less by going off on tangents about trivial details that avoid the essential issue whether genocide took place. The avoidance can also be done in a seductive manner of acknowledging that the issue should be discussed, but then it never is
Arakan Unificationist Blimps often transmit radio messages, often with traditional Arakan music and news of Arakan Unificationist political efforts. Pamphlets from these blimps are often dropped onto major cities in an effort to spread their message. At the hangars of these blimps, museums have been created to promote the Arakan Unificationist manifesto and history of the Arakan Empire.
Unfortunately these blimps have been the targets of political sabotage and military action. Often, these blimps are subject to attack by military forces. A pilot of these vessels often has a 1 in 6 chance of completing 10 flights over the former Arakan Empire.