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Before The Wars: Nation Role Playing Game Information and Sign Up Thread.

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I've run something and participated in something similar to this before on a different forum and thought that people on here might be interested. The premise is you roleplay as the leader of a nation and take actions from there, it's very free form (more DnD creative type actions) than strict set actions available. 

 

 

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Before The Wars

1900 Start Date Nation Role Playing Game

Pre-game starting philosophy: 

  • Players will develop their own nations, these can be based upon a real world nation or fictional. The more history provided the better idea the Game Master will have to give out rankings etc for players actions. 

  • Technology will mirror the technology that was present in the real world at the start of the 20th C. (ie no one has nuclear weapons, cars are scarce, automatic weapons are in their infancy, flight limited to hot air balloons etc) at the start of the game. Advancements can occur earlier in game universe than RL if appropriate

  • There will be multiple categories to rank nations and this is a free form game. One nation can prioritize different categories based on their preferences. 

  • The categories will be the following 

    • Economy: The general well being of the nation's economy, takes into account trade, resources, technology, debt etc. 

    • Education: Relates to the level of education of the nations populace. A highly educated population will have a positive effect on other areas. 

    • Military Power: Determine current military power projection. Technology, training, funding, size of military will all play into this. This will be split into Land/Sea/Air for more specificity 

    • Technology: Describes a nation's general level of technological advancement. Based on resources, funding for education, random events, the nations economy etc. 

    • Health: Will describe the general level of citizens health in the nation 

    • Infrastructure: The quality of the nations roads, cannels, railroads, ports etc. 

    • Population: Will just be a general indicator of how many citizens 

  • There is no one set way that will guarantee success. The more a player explains their actions the more the Game Master has to go off of for decisions. 

  • Random Events can and will happen to either spice things up or to advance the game along. 

  • The Game Master will be impartial and control the updates, map and stats 

  • Players are able to submit whatever government action they would like during a round

    • Some Examples

      • Signing Trade Agreement with other players 

      • Holding Elections 

      • Investing more money or resources into colleges 

      • Spending money on different areas of military

      • Promoting art or literature 

    • The actions are free form and only bounded by the players creativity and the time period of the game (if it advances 35 years for example it’s not out of realm of possibility that tanks, nuclear weapons etc are developed) 

  • Players are allowed to declare war if they want, this is a nation role playing game, anything you could think of a nation doing is something you can direct your nation to do 

  • Any unclaimed land areas are assumed to be populated to some extent and to their RL 1900 level of technology etc (Ie if no one takes Germany there are still Germans but they won’t be a large driver of the Roleplaying element) 

  • The Game Master will use dice rolls to determine actions effects 

  • Players are encouraged to react to world events in character as well as in private with other nations 

  • The Game Master will communicate information in private to players if their actions dictate that they should receive information in private 


 

Example Nation

 

The Caribbean Union

Founded: 1865 

Form of Government: Federal Parliamentary Republic. 

Leader: Prime Minister Máximo Gómez

 

The Caribean Union was founded in 1865 by the former colonies of Cuba, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Haiti and the Dominican Republic after massive revolts against colonial governments. 

 

The CU crafted their government after the United States with a Federal Capital established in Havana and each Island nation retaining a state level government. The CU has a parliament based on proportional representation and features many political parties. The CU is led by a Prime Minister (the current one being Máximo Gómez). 

 

The CU has struggled with their economy and technology after throwing off the yolk of colonial rule but have very good agriculture and trade between the states of the CU is strong. 

 

The CU openly has stated they will sponsor other island nations in the Caribbean joining the CU if they meet certain standards which has caused tension with other nations. 

 

The CU does not have a standing army beyond a force of 10,000 stationed in the federal capital of Havana. They do have a large Merchant Marine Force and small blue water navy to help them control the trade in the union. 

 

Stats: 

Economy (1-10):  3.5

Education (1-10): 2.0

Military Power Overall (1-10): 2.0

    Land  Power (1-10): 1.0 

    Sea Power (1-10): 2.0 

    Air Power (1-10): 1.0

Technology (1-10): 2.0

Health (1-10): 2.0 

Infrastructure (1-10): 1.5

Population: 5,000,000

 

 

https://docs.google.com/document/d/15pheH05diVQuF66g_79nIPpasMPxgZH43bhZ16lWZks/edit?usp=sharing

This is the general rule set to start. If there are kinks that come up during the course of play then I will address them as need be.

 

If you are interested in participating please create your nations background in this thread (can be as detailed as you want. the more the better idea I get of how to assign your stats. See example nation above for an idea of a quick one that I made). I have made a discord server to have players submit actions through and to keep the talk of this in the shoutbox down to a minimum the link for that is here: https://discord.gg/Mqc5qp

 

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Please take your time developing your nations. I’m not in a big rush to start. 

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Association of the Forlorn, Abject & Trivial

Founded: 1881

Form of Government: libertarian confederation

Leaders: Little Snake, Thomas Cody, & Billy Clay

 

The Ass. FAT was formally founded in 1881, though root tracings of its existence could be dated half a decade prior to the conclusion of the Battle of Little Big Horn/Battle of the Greasy Grass, when plains tribes and the 7th U.S. Calvary Regiment squared off. Initially, the Ass. FAT was just a collection of defecting Cavalrymen, gun slinging mountain men, and smaller Lakota bands who happened to live within close proximity to each other and needed to communicate and trade with each other out of necessity, but U.S. and Canadian pressures to expand their nations and rail lines westward, along with eastern and southern urban expansion, strengthened the Association with those considered societal outcasts and rejects, including the remnant plains tribes, ex-U.S. slaves, and those seeking freedoms from religious persecutions fleeing to the soft Ass. FAT boundaries. 

 

Until recently, the Ass. FAT boundaries were curvaceous and loose, but with official organization, while still flexible with disputes along waterways like the Missouri River to the south and the lake country wilderness to the north, they generally became toned to a stretch from the mountainous Rockies in the west to the forests on the banks of the northern Superior. Though Canadian and American governments dispute differently, the Ass. FAT considers Winnipeg, Fargo, and Cheyenne to be their federally recognized territorial capitals, none deemed more important to centralized rule than the next.  The Ass. FAT has a parliament based on proportional territorial representation and features political parties often tied to origin or occupation (ex: plains tribe or cattle rancher). The Ass. FAT is led by three governors, each of their respective territorial capitals: Sioux-born Little Snake, of Fargo; ex-Canadian-Brit Thomas Cody, of Winnipeg; and wild west-famed sheriff Billy Clay, of Cheyenne.

 

The Ass. FAT has struggled with their early economy largely due to lack of official recognition of national status, but subsistence farming, aquaculture, and hunting has led to a booming ag industry, with each of the three main territories tending to excel in a diverse area. Additionally, ear;y mineral and resource mining has helped inter-Association trade as the recognized population has begun to increase from loose bands to a formalized society, with the first generation of children being born and early settlers arriving.

 

The Ass. FAT seems more focused on figurative and literal self preservation, rather than territorial expansion, though more and more neighboring ex-pats seem to consider themselves and their lands part of the nation every day. Drawing influence largely in response to original British, Canadian, and American aggressors, "It's about living your way of life, but not with the infringement suffered, and imposed, by our forefathers," per Gov. Billy Clay. 

 

The Ass. FAT has no strong naval fleet, as the only true nautical vessels in the area are largely used for fishing, the steady but declining fur trade, or simply, travel. No official military seems to exist, and they might not have the most recent Remington arms out of the Sears Roebuck, but every able body seems to be regularly involved in some sort of sport outing, from hunting to marksmanship. If you can run, you can shoot a gun, and if you aren't yet strong enough to row (a canoe or boat), you can string up a bow.

 

Stats: 

Economy (1-10): 

Education (1-10): 

Military Power Overall (1-10): 

    Land  Power (1-10): 

    Sea Power (1-10): 

    Air Power (1-10): 

Technology (1-10): 

Health (1-10): 

Infrastructure (1-10): 

Population: 

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Experimental Prototype Country of Tomorrow (EPCOT)

Founded: 1855

Form of Government: Authoritarian Commune

Leaders: Walter Elias Disney

 

Using the latest in time travel technology, Walt Disney travelled back in time 100 years from the founding of Disneyland, to try a new idea. EPCOT was formally founded in 1855 using the knowledge and skills of the man behind the mouse. Longing for his roots, Walt decided to base his new country around his hometown of Marceline, Missouri, convincing the simple, easy-living people of the surrounding area to buy into his fancy ideas of the technologically advanced world of tomorrow. However, the quaint little town was not quite ready to accept Walt's grandiose ideas, and settled for the relatively more simple modern (for the time) luxuries that the nearby city of Kansas City had to offer. Nonetheless, Walt was eager to modernize the small little town. As time went on, the town began to flourish, attracting more townsfolk from all over, with many clamoring to see what this supposed "man from the future" had in store for them. 

 

Although Walt's plan was to originally transform Marceline, the demand from the rest of the country to expand was just too much. EPCOT grew from a city to a country and expanded to nearby Kansas City, engulfing its sophisticated modernity and linkage to the west. To the east, it swallowed up St. Louis and its position on the Mississippi River. To the north, the cattle town of Chicago begged for Walt's expertise and charisma. Despite adding these major cities, Walt remained in Marceline, setting up shop right on the main street that he grew up idolizing. 

 

Using Walt's business acumen, EPCOT's early economy boomed, with a variety of industry energizing the sleepy town into an industrial giant. Farming was a key staple, but ranching and manufacturing has been growing as well. The addition of several transportation hubs allows for exports to grow and see relations with other countries grow as well. A key mantra of the nation is "living with the land", with conservation and other environmental causes being key to preserve the country's natural beauty. 

 

Settlers arrived from all over the world as well, abandoning their previous homelands to become "Mouseketeers" in EPCOT. Walt, being the benevolent leader that he is, listens to his devoted populace, and devotes himself to their wellbeing. Citizens are encouraged take initiative to research new innovations themselves, and all advancements that are discovered are welcomed with open arms and shared amongst the population. 

 

Being landlocked for the most part, EPCOT has no strong naval fleet except for a small presence patrolling the shores of Lake Michigan. Walt, having seen the horrors of war himself, has prepared a strong standing military comprised solely of devoted volunteers, dedicated to protecting the borders of EPCOT with the most modern of 19th century weaponry. 

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1 hour ago, llamas said:

Association of the Forlorn, Abject & Trivial

Founded: 1881

Form of Government: libertarian confederation

Leaders: Little Snake, Thomas Cody, & Billy Clay

 

The Ass. FAT was formally founded in 1881, though root tracings of its existence could be dated half a decade prior to the conclusion of the Battle of Little Big Horn/Battle of the Greasy Grass, when plains tribes and the 7th U.S. Calvary Regiment squared off. Initially, the Ass. FAT was just a collection of defecting Cavalrymen, gun slinging mountain men, and smaller Lakota bands who happened to live within close proximity to each other and needed to communicate and trade with each other out of necessity, but U.S. and Canadian pressures to expand their nations and rail lines westward, along with eastern and southern urban expansion, strengthened the Association with those considered societal outcasts and rejects, including the remnant plains tribes, ex-U.S. slaves, and those seeking freedoms from religious persecutions fleeing to the soft Ass. FAT boundaries. 

 

Until recently, the Ass. FAT boundaries were curvaceous and loose, but with official organization, while still flexible with disputes along waterways like the Missouri River to the south and the lake country wilderness to the north, they generally became toned to a stretch from the mountainous Rockies in the west to the forests on the banks of the northern Superior. Though Canadian and American governments dispute differently, the Ass. FAT considers Winnipeg, Fargo, and Cheyenne to be their federally recognized territorial capitals, none deemed more important to centralized rule than the next.  The Ass. FAT has a parliament based on proportional territorial representation and features political parties often tied to origin or occupation (ex: plains tribe or cattle rancher). The Ass. FAT is led by three governors, each of their respective territorial capitals: Sioux-born Little Snake, of Fargo; ex-Canadian-Brit Thomas Cody, of Winnipeg; and wild west-famed sheriff Billy Clay, of Cheyenne.

 

The Ass. FAT has struggled with their early economy largely due to lack of official recognition of national status, but subsistence farming, aquaculture, and hunting has led to a booming ag industry, with each of the three main territories tending to excel in a diverse area. Additionally, ear;y mineral and resource mining has helped inter-Association trade as the recognized population has begun to increase from loose bands to a formalized society, with the first generation of children being born and early settlers arriving.

 

The Ass. FAT seems more focused on figurative and literal self preservation, rather than territorial expansion, though more and more neighboring ex-pats seem to consider themselves and their lands part of the nation every day. Drawing influence largely in response to original British, Canadian, and American aggressors, "It's about living your way of life, but not with the infringement suffered, and imposed, by our forefathers," per Gov. Billy Clay. 

 

The Ass. FAT has no strong naval fleet, as the only true nautical vessels in the area are largely used for fishing, the steady but declining fur trade, or simply, travel. No official military seems to exist, and they might not have the most recent Remington arms out of the Sears Roebuck, but every able body seems to be regularly involved in some sort of sport outing, from hunting to marksmanship. If you can run, you can shoot a gun, and if you aren't yet strong enough to row (a canoe or boat), you can string up a bow.

 

Stats: 

Economy (1-10): 

Education (1-10): 

Military Power Overall (1-10): 

    Land  Power (1-10): 

    Sea Power (1-10): 

    Air Power (1-10):  

Technology (1-10): 

Health (1-10): 

Infrastructure (1-10): 

Population:  

 

Stats: 

Economy (1-10): 3.0

Education (1-10): 2.0

Military Power Overall (1-10): 4.5

    Land  Power (1-10): 4.5

    Sea Power (1-10): 1.0

    Air Power (1-10):  1.0

Technology (1-10): 2.5

Health (1-10): 2.5

Infrastructure (1-10): 4

Population:  1,080,070

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38 minutes ago, anonemuss said:

Experimental Prototype Country of Tomorrow (EPCOT)

Founded: 1855

Form of Government: Authoritarian Commune

Leaders: Walter Elias Disney

 

Using the latest in time travel technology, Walt Disney travelled back in time 100 years from the founding of Disneyland, to try a new idea. EPCOT was formally founded in 1855 using the knowledge and skills of the man behind the mouse. Longing for his roots, Walt decided to base his new country around his hometown of Marceline, Missouri, convincing the simple, easy-living people of the surrounding area to buy into his fancy ideas of the technologically advanced world of tomorrow. However, the quaint little town was not quite ready to accept Walt's grandiose ideas, and settled for the relatively more simple modern (for the time) luxuries that the nearby city of Kansas City had to offer. Nonetheless, Walt was eager to modernize the small little town. As time went on, the town began to flourish, attracting more townsfolk from all over, with many clamoring to see what this supposed "man from the future" had in store for them. 

 

Although Walt's plan was to originally transform Marceline, the demand from the rest of the country to expand was just too much. EPCOT grew from a city to a country and expanded to nearby Kansas City, engulfing its sophisticated modernity and linkage to the west. To the east, it swallowed up St. Louis and its position on the Mississippi River. To the north, the cattle town of Chicago begged Walt for his expertise and charisma. Despite adding these major cities, Walt remained in Marceline, setting up shop right on the main street that he grew up idolizing. 

 

Using Walt's business acumen, EPCOT's early economy boomed, with a variety of industry energizing the sleepy town into an industrial giant. Farming was a key staple, but ranching and manufacturing has been growing as well. The addition of several transportation hubs allows for exports to grow and see relations with other countries grow as well. A key mantra of the nation is "living with the land", with conservation and other environmental causes being key to preserve the country's natural beauty. 

 

Settlers arrived from all over the world as well, abandoning their previous homelands to become "Mouseketeers" in EPCOT. Walt, being the benevolent leader that he is, listens to his devoted populace, and devotes himself to their wellbeing. Citizens are encouraged take initiative to research new innovations themselves, and all advancements that are discovered is welcomed with open arms and shared amongst the population. 

 

Being landlocked for the most part, EPCOT has no strong naval fleet except for a small presence patrolling the shores of Lake Michigan. Walt, having seen the horrors of war himself, has prepared a strong standing military comprised solely of devoted volunteers, dedicated to protecting the borders of EPCOT with the most modern of 19th century weaponry. 

Stats: 

Economy (1-10): 3.5

Education (1-10): 3.0

Military Power Overall (1-10): 4.0

    Land  Power (1-10): 3.0

    Sea Power (1-10): 2.0

    Air Power (1-10):  1.0

Technology (1-10): 3.5

Health (1-10): 3.0

Infrastructure (1-10): 5.0

Population:  7,928,215

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The Kingdom of Lili

Founded: 1795 Renamed in 1892

Form of Government: Constitutional Monarchy 

Leaders: Queen Liliuokalani, Prime Minister Tāne Kahele

 

The "Hawaiian" Kingdom was created when the island were formally joined together back in 1795 in the aftermath of the battle of Nu'uanu and was ruled by king Kamahameha I. Despite having a good relationship with mainland North American territories, mainly the US, the Hawaiian monarchy had always felt a bit of disdain and a feeling of superiority coming from the United States. In preparation for a takeover attempt from a number of North American territories and countries, in 1892 the government power was redistributed and created a constitution based government. Patriotism began to run rampant as citizens who had for decades been discontent with little representation were excited to be able to vote their own representatives into office. An attempted internal takeover of the Kingdom failed in 1938. As an homage to the monarch who humbly gave up some of her power for the people the kingdom was renamed "The Kingdom of Lili" ,or just Lili for short, after Queen Liliuokalani. With this newfound confidence the people of Lili were able to fend off its North American suitors and despite a short take over by the United States government in 1898, they were soon forced out, along with many non native Lilians who were against the current government, and the Kingdom of ili returned.

 

The governing body of the Kingdom of Lili is officially a Constitutional Monarchy. Despite the disputes between the United States and the kingdom they did take a page out of their book in terms of their updated government representatives. Each of the seven main inhabited Islands has a number of representatives voted in, based on population, that in the end adds up to 50 total who take their seats in what is known as the "Lilian Crib". The monarch then elects a representative for the position of Prime Minister, if that candidate can receive approval from a majority of the crib they can then take up the position. The Monarchy received reduced power in the redistribution of power, however, they are not just figureheads. The Monarchy reserves many rights within the constitution to make decisions for the good of the country, despite never having to do so in the 8 years of existence.  Honolulu is, and has been since 1845, the capitol of Lili.

 

Lili's economy has struggled a good bit since they made an enemy out of some of their major trade partners in mainland North America. The kingdom is still struggling to find permanent partners and are looking to do so in the next few years in order to stabilize the economy. As of now much of the kingdom deals in agriculture specifically pineapples and Sugar Cane. other fruits are also sold on a smaller scale. Lili also has a large flower industry, sending many flowers that cannot be easily found on mainland North America to nearby nations. Despite the lack of consistent partners, mainland NA still needed its main sugar import, many nations contributed by having short, few year long, trade agreements with Lili in order to not seem completely aligned with the kingdom, and therefore against the United States. The Kingdom of Lili hopes to smooth over this relationship with all North American nations soon.

 

Lili is very isolated from the continents nearby, the main priority currently is to try and establish agreements with other nations either in North America or Possibly someone on the other side of the pacific who will help the unstable economy. Until the population and general wealth of the Kingdom increases it will not be looking to expand much in any capacity.

 

Lili does not have much of an army at all, in fact a large majority of the removal of the US from the capitol ended up being community militia members who were able to get the jump on a depleted US force. Since being introduced to modern weaponry when the Europeans first found the islands many residents own and know how to use firearms. The real strength of the Kingdom lies in the navy. Being water locked, the kingdom knew it would need to control the water to be able to protect itself. During the most prosperous years, the kingdom built up its naval fleet and now reap the benefits of a stoutly defended group of islands.

 

Stats: 

Economy (1-10):

Education (1-10):

Military Power Overall (1-10):

    Land  Power (1-10):

    Sea Power (1-10):

    Air Power (1-10):

Technology (1-10):

Health (1-10):

Infrastructure (1-10):

Population:

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8 minutes ago, Osu said:

The Kingdom of Lili

Founded: 1795 Renamed in 1892

Form of Government: Constitutional Monarchy 

Leaders: Queen Liliuokalani, Prime Minister Tāne Kahele

 

The "Hawaiian" Kingdom was created when the island were formally joined together back in 1795 in the aftermath of the battle of Nu'uanu and was ruled by king Kamahameha I. Despite having a good relationship with mainland North American territories, mainly the US, the Hawaiian monarchy had always felt a bit of disdain and a feeling of superiority coming from the United States. In preparation for a takeover attempt from a number of North American territories and countries, in 1892 the government power was redistributed and created a constitution based government. Patriotism began to run rampant as citizens who had for decades been discontent with little representation were excited to be able to vote their own representatives into office. An attempted internal takeover of the Kingdom failed in 1938. As an homage to the monarch who humbly gave up some of her power for the people the kingdom was renamed "The Kingdom of Lili" ,or just Lili for short, after Queen Liliuokalani. With this newfound confidence the people of Lili were able to fend off its North American suitors and despite a short take over by the United States government in 1898, they were soon forced out, along with many non native Lilians who were against the current government, and the Kingdom of ili returned.

 

The governing body of the Kingdom of Lili is officially a Constitutional Monarchy. Despite the disputes between the United States and the kingdom they did take a page out of their book in terms of their updated government representatives. Each of the seven main inhabited Islands has a number of representatives voted in, based on population, that in the end adds up to 50 total who take their seats in what is known as the "Lilian Crib". The monarch then elects a representative for the position of Prime Minister, if that candidate can receive approval from a majority of the crib they can then take up the position. The Monarchy received reduced power in the redistribution of power, however, they are not just figureheads. The Monarchy reserves many rights within the constitution to make decisions for the good of the country, despite never having to do so in the 8 years of existence.  Honolulu is, and has been since 1845, the capitol of Lili.

 

Lili's economy has struggled a good bit since they made an enemy out of some of their major trade partners in mainland North America. The kingdom is still struggling to find permanent partners and are looking to do so in the next few years in order to stabilize the economy. As of now much of the kingdom deals in agriculture specifically pineapples and Sugar Cane. other fruits are also sold on a smaller scale. Lili also has a large flower industry, sending many flowers that cannot be easily found on mainland North America to nearby nations. Despite the lack of consistent partners, mainland NA still needed its main sugar import, many nations contributed by having short, few year long, trade agreements with Lili in order to not seem completely aligned with the kingdom, and therefore against the United States. The Kingdom of Lili hopes to smooth over this relationship with all North American nations soon.

 

Lili is very isolated from the continents nearby, the main priority currently is to try and establish agreements with other nations either in North America or Possibly someone on the other side of the pacific who will help the unstable economy. Until the population and general wealth of the Kingdom increases it will not be looking to expand much in any capacity.

 

Lili does not have much of an army at all, in fact a large majority of the removal of the US from the capitol ended up being community militia members who were able to get the jump on a depleted US force. Since being introduced to modern weaponry when the Europeans first found the islands many residents own and know how to use firearms. The real strength of the Kingdom lies in the navy. Being water locked, the kingdom knew it would need to control the water to be able to protect itself. During the most prosperous years, the kingdom built up its naval fleet and now reap the benefits of a stoutly defended group of islands.

 

Stats: 

Economy (1-10):

Education (1-10):

Military Power Overall (1-10):

    Land  Power (1-10):

    Sea Power (1-10):

    Air Power (1-10):

Technology (1-10):

Health (1-10):

Infrastructure (1-10):

Population:

 

Stats:

Economy (1-10): 2.5

Education (1-10): 3.5

Military Power Overall (1-10): 2.5

    Land  Power (1-10): 1.5

    Sea Power (1-10): 2.5

    Air Power (1-10): 1.0

Technology (1-10): 3.0

Health (1-10): 4.0

Infrastructure (1-10): 3.0

Population: 154,000

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The Delta Republic

Founded: 1877

Form of Government: Unitary Parliamentary Republic

Leader: Marcus Haynes (President), Frank Jefferson (Leader of the House)

Capital: Jackson

Major Cities: Vicksburg, Mobile, Birmingham

 

History:

Spoiler

“The moment we entered Mississippi, we were welcomed to the site of Confederate dissidents helping us enroute to Vicksburg. It seemed that we were closing in on a quiet revolution against the same men that armed against the Union. And we will do whatever we could to free them.”

 

- Union Soldier (March, 1862)

 

 

The Delta Republic was born out in the same flame that caused the Civil War. With growing concerns in the area that came with rebelling against the Union and the eventual creation of the United States, a new group came from the delta of the Mississippi River. On an unknown (predicted around the news of the fall of Fort Sumter), an alliance and planned rebellion was looming across the riverside between the freedmen of state and the poor farmers across near the mighty Mississippi. However, most of this information about the exact members of the group was lost due to Confederate raids and such, however, the current republic is born from this group of brave fighters against the Confederates.

 

 

The rebellion is said to have “started” when General Grant crossed into Mississippi territory, however, the Delta fighters would not make their presence known until the noticeable destruction of supply lines across the Delta region. Nothing major to the Confederates, but enough to cause attention to both sides of the war. Enough for the Union to seek out the major leaders of the group and use them to help win back the state. Then Corinth happened, then Vickburg, then Gulfport, this wave would not be stopped.

 

 

So this is where it gets weird history wise as the Union didn't realize how out of control the Delta group would get, not in a bad way, but not in the way that they expected. By 1863, 40% of the state was controlled by the Delta group. By 1864, it was 70%. It didn’t seem concerned that a pro-Union group was winning back their own rebel state. However, when Newton Knight joined the Delta group and eventually became an issue of returning to the Union, or become their own entity. Then the invasion of Alabama happened.

 

 

I’m not going to go into the detail of the Alabama conquest, as it was more symbolic as the Delta group decided that, if we are going to liberate the region, we may as well bring as many people into the fray, now led by the aforementioned Knight. This included the successful attempt of taking over the majority of the Black Belt in Alabama, as far east as Montgomery itself (however, the Union took it over before the Delta could get their hands on the city, as the current army led by Knight was doing their own Sherman impression.

 

 

After the Rebel surrender in 1865, the Union was stuck at a crossroads. They were left with the prospect of a group of farmers, freedmen, and deserters controlled the majority of territory in Mississippi and Alabama, and they would not let it go. Not only that, the Delta cause shifted from freedom against the Confederates, to freedom period. So while the Reconstruction was moving along in the other territories, the Newton Knight led revolution had enough steam to take over both states. So in 1877, the United States gave the territory a vote. Return to the United States, remain a territory until the USA can sort it together, or join the USA back outright. In true USA fashion, the independence vote won with a plurality. The Delta Republic was born.

 

 

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The Delta Republic currently owns the modern-day states of Alabama and Mississippi. This history (displayed in the post above), has a lot of challenges going forward. Even with the early leadership of Newton Knight, this nation has the problem of economical, technological, and racial problems in the nation.

 

The government itself is a unitary parliamentary republic, which involves the President, which is seen as the head of state in the Delta, being elected every five years with a maximum two tears, similar to the USA. However, the nation veers away from the USA, as they have an 75 seat unicameral Legislature, called the House of the Republic, led by the Leader of the House, voted by the current members of the house. There is also a judicial branch, with five judges chosen by the President, and confirmed by the HotR. Currently there are two main parties, and many minor parties across the Delta.

 

 

The economy of the nation is primarily agricultural, which helps provide the world with one of the main producers in cotton, however, growing in certain crops such as soybeans, peanuts, and other products to diversify their products across the region and a solid fishing industry due to the Mississippi River and the surrounding watershed. However, their problem lies in industry. They have railroads, however, the majority of their cities rely on agriculture. And when I mean majority, I mean the only city to be a major city of industry that is not on the coast (Mobile and Vicksburg) is the 30 year old city of Birmingham.

 

 

As a nation, the Delta Republic is not afraid to make deals to help their neighbors, whether it be near or far. However, with the USA (see: Southern states) preventing them from growing at every turn due to the founding of the republic so some deals may seem too good to be true, due to the tunnel vision of being skeptical of deals. However, domestically, it is a roller coaster. Farmers, check. A generation of black people freed from the institution of slavery, check. A generation of Union families moving into the area, check. Immigrants looking for work opportunities in a new nation, check. People still sympathetic to the Confederate cause, check.

 

 

Military wise, the army consists of family members who fought on both sides of the war, regardless of if they love or hate the direction of the government and are somewhat playing catch up with the world when it comes to an army, so the threat of invasion is unlikely anytime soon. However, the main interest lies in the port city of Mobile. The Delta government decided to transition the heart of the navy from Vicksburg to Mobile, and has slowly turned Mobile into the military port, while Vicksburg became the main commercial port. Even with a lack of knowledge of a modern navy, they plan to grow the navy big enough to be serviceable in the Gulf of Mexico.

 

 

 

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6 hours ago, jared2001usa said:

The Delta Republic

Founded: 1877

Form of Government: Unitary Parliamentary Republic

Leader: Marcus Haynes (President), Frank Jefferson (Leader of the House)

Capital: Jackson

Major Cities: Vicksburg, Mobile, Birmingham

 

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Economy (1-10): 3.0

Education (1-10): 3.0

Military Power Overall (1-10): 2.5

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    Air Power (1-10): 1.0

Technology (1-10): 3.0

Health (1-10): 4.0

Infrastructure (1-10): 2.5

Population: 3,380,000

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Lotharingian Empire

Founded: 1480

Form of Government: Federal semi-constitutional Duel Monarchy

Leaders: Henri II d'Artois (Emperor) Herman Kurdrikson (Chancellor)

Capital: Nancy

 

The history of Lotharingia starts with Charles the Bold and his quest to form a Kingdom of Burgundy. Carefully maneuvering around the foreign powers around him, he would be officially crowned in 1480. Using the vast wealth of his lands, he and his successors would build a strong nation, the lowlands providing trade, which the profits of would fund explorations around the world and eventually colonial possessions. At their peak, the Empire of Lotherirngia was declared and they served as a divider between west and central Europe. But those days of glory have been fading for some time now, and cracks in the old Empire leave its future uncertain.

 

As the years went by, the nation would stagnate, suffering from enemies on both sides at various points. The nation would find its land widdled down in bits and pieces, the warns draining at their coffins. The most drastic changes however, would come during the revolutionary era, the Monarchy fighting in a civil war, as its colonial possessions declared their own independence. The latest cracks coming during the revolutions of 1849, resulting in concessions which brought about major changes to the country. Mainly in the establishment of a constitution, along with a National Parlament, and the Lowlands being declared a duel crown, giving it an air of autonomy.

 

Now left to it's European holdings, along with what few colonial possessions they have held on to, the recently elected Chancellor Herman Kurdrikson is doing all he can to hold the nation together. A particular issue being the various cultures whose nationalist desires have been slowly bubbling forth. French, German, Flemish, Dutch, Walloons, all call Lothariginia home, but not out of love. Their desires vary between joining with their home nations, to the lowlands who desire their own independence, that issue itself divided between who would own what. Political divides also grow by the day, the establishment still bitter by the relaxing of power as a result of the 49 revolutions. While socialist groups and some more radical liberals desire even more change. But despite this, the Nation still boasts a large standing army, and the prestige of its 510 year existence. If the Empire goes out, it will most certainly go out with a bang.   

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Imperium du Dahomey
Founded: 1645
Form of Government: Empire
Leader: Ahosu Dakodonou II

 

The Imperium du Dahomey is an African Empire founded by Ahosu Houegbadja for the Fon people of West Africa. One of the traditional powers of West Africa,  Dahomey has its capital in Abomey in modern day Benin and previously existed as the Kingdom of Dahomey. 

 

Dahomey was Gallicized during the Napoleonic era, with Ahosu Adandozan being a staunch ally of Napoleon and assisting him in his wars in Europe. This allowed the Fon people to gain European military tactics and begin expansion of the Kingdom of Dahomey into the Imperium du Dahomey. After the conquests of Adandozan, their borders now stretch from the Volta River in the west, all the way to the Lagos Lagoon in the east, tracing up the Omo forest. Dahomey controls the lucrative West African coast line. Their northern border is constantly in dispute with different tribes, but the prospect of Gold and Diamonds in the Birimian area make it a tempting prospect to go further in land.

 

 

Dahomey is a true Empire, led by an Ahosu who passes on his title down via Primogeniture. Fon is the language of the people, though many speak French as they are well connected due to a mutual history, and France is the preferred trading partner of Dahomey. Technologically, they have been brought up quickly due to their interactions with France, but still struggle in manufacturing fine goods. They do however have a wealth of resources, and are trying to leverage that to speed up their industrialization process. 

 

Dahomey has a strong standing army. Conscription starting at the age of 18 is mandatory for all men, and many women sign up as well as traditionally the Fon women also fought. Their naval forces are slowly improving, but still struggling to catch up with other powers in experience and tactics. 

 

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Union of the Britons 

Founded: 1895

Capital: London

Leader: Keir Hardie (New Labour)

 

Following the social unrest and political instability in the late 1800s on the isle of Britain, a broad coalition of leftists, republicans, and liberals managed to oust the monarchy in a small revolution and established the Union of the Britons in it's place. The Union operates on a similar manner to the previous government with a parliamentary system, however the head of state and government are now both the same person, and the head of state position is democratically elected instead of passed through the monarchy. The locations of the Monarchs are currently unknown, but it is widely believed they escaped the country and are currently in hiding awaiting their return.

 

The young nation is trying to reestablish it's dominance of the waves, as they lost some of that power during the revolution, however; the Army is heavily weakened as all current army commands were disbanded after the revolution and the current army is entirely militia based.

 

The economy is a priority of the new government, but regaining some of the lost colonies, primarily Ireland, is a large focus as well. 

 

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Oriental Empire of Urugentina

Founded: 1825

Capital: Montevideo

Leader: Federico Valverde

 

Urugentina is located in the south-eastern portion of South America comprising of the state of Uruguay and other cities surrounding the Rio de la Plata. Traditionally two separate countries, Uruguayan leadership under the rule of Prime Minister Edinson Cavani formally declared war in 1819 against the Argentine Republic due to its role in the 1818 bombing of Parliament which killed 44 senators and other staff members by members of Argentine religious zealots. With the aid of Dahomeyan military, Uruguay was able to defeat Argentina at the decisive naval battle of Colonia. It resulted in the Treaty of Artigas in 1823, which gave Uruguay reparations and land surrounding the river including the cities of Rosario and Buenos Aires, forming the Empire of Urugentina. 

 

The Empire is rich in natural resources including cattle, minerals, lumber, and coal. It boasts a well-maintained infrastructure in all aspects of society including governmental stability and a highly educated population. The population reveres its leaders and they seek to advance the Empire by any means necessary. While there has been peace for many decades following the last war, recently there have been strong expansionist and anti-Argentine sentiments boiling over in both civilian life and governmental life, some questioning whether it is time to expand the borders either to the west, north, or even across the Atlantic Ocean. 

 

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The Florida Alliance of Tribes (FAT)

Founded: 1899

Form of Government: Tribal Alliance

Leader: Chief Dave

 

It was a sunny day in July of 1876  when there was an enormous boom heard and felt from Key West to New York City. Overnight, the rest of the United States of America decided to chop off the state of Florida and send them to the ocean. It was exactly one year after the signing of the Declaration of Independence and the nation had already grown tired of the people of Florida. Under the cover of darkness, thousands of federal soldiers buried explosives all along the border, and exactly at noon they detonated them. The result was the state of Florida separating entirely from the landmass that the rest of the US resides on, and the ocean currents carried them until the settled in the sea between Greenland and Iceland. Since then, the US Government has not returned the letters of any Floridians and the state delved into chaos.

 

Flash forward a few months. In the time since The Great Separation, the people of Florida experience great turmoil while coming to terms with their new sovereignty. Tribes arose all across the state, the two most powerful being: Retirees Seeking Revenge (RSR), and Trailer Inhabitants Tribe (TIT), where all people across the land of Florida who live in wooden trailers conglomerated at the panhandle. All told, there are roughly 350 tribes who used to operate independently. That is until Dave, a bartender from Key Largo, rode his German Shepard from tribe to tribe with a proposition: unite under a single banner, and we can seek revenge on those who wronged us: The USA, and also still Mexico. Thus the Florida Alliance of Tribes was officially formed in 1899, and a Recladation of Interdependence was drafted and signed. Chief Dave rules over the land and each tribe has a representative that meets during the Council of Tribespeople one a month to discuss the direction of the nation. Each tribes is required to have 50% of its population ready at any moment to serve the nation's army. The council is currently planning it's first Sand Crusade to take back any piece of land that gets above 90 degrees and has a beach. 

 

FAT, what used to be a tropical paradise and is now a frozen tundra due to their new geographic location, has become shockingly united under their new leader. Chief Dave promises prosperity, vacation, hot dogs, no lame school, and a return to warmth so they can go back to sitting with their toes in the sand instead of freezing their butts off. His plan: Excessive violence to capture all tropical zones that they feel are rightfully theirs. They have a strong focus on naval warfare due to their roots of the ocean and being near famous viking regions has rubbed off on them as well. Dressed in warm furs and sandals, they man their longboats made of the palm trees that died in the new climate and make their navy ready for war. 

 

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League of Indian Ocean Nations (LION)

Founded: 1828

Capital: Jakarta

Form of Government: Democratic Oligarchy 

Leader: Lion King Bahrun III

 

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Following the Invasion of Java in 1811, the native people of Java became incensed at the constant fighting between the East India Trading Company and the First French Empire.  Rallying around the charismatic tribal leader Bahrun, the tribes banded together and reclaimed Java as their home.  

 

Neither the East India Trading Company nor the First French Empire saw particular value in the land (they just didn't want the other side to hold it), so they moved their fighting elsewhere and allowed Bahrun to rule.  Other areas, following Bahrun's lead, began to take back their land as well and in 1828 a group of these leaders banded together under Bahrun's leadership to form the League of Indian Ocean Nations (LION) and let it be known that they were open to adding new nations into the league.  Over time, many of the islands banded together into this loosely held league. 

 

A form of government known as a Democratic Oligarchy was established, whereby the highest political position is 1 of 2 dual consulship's ruling alongside an elected senate.  The senate will provide equal representation to each of the member islands (East Java, West Java, Indonesia, Philippines, West Papua, East Papua, Solomon Islands, Vanautu, New Zealand) based on proportional population where the total number of senators always equals 50.  One of the two consulship's will always be elected by the senators from amongst their ranks while the other consulship will always be filled by a descendant of Bahrun.  This descendant of Bahrun will be known as the LION King.  

 

LION King Bahrun I spent the remainder of his reign negotiating terms and setting up a government that was agreeable to all of the tribes and focusing on building up a navy to facilitate trade amongst the islands and secure their waterways from French or British retaliation.

 

LION King Bahrun II ascended to power following his father's death and his primary focus was establishing diplomatic and trade relations with Australia and building up the infrastructure of the islands. 

 

LION King Bahrun III is the current ruler of LION, and has made the primary focus of his reign investments into education and technology.  He has established a higher learning institution in the capital of Jakara and continues to invest a lot of government money into the education of citizens and research.  He is also very invested in bringing many of the small island nations that are not part of LION into the league and routinely works to develop relationships with tribal leaders in the hopes of uniting them all together.

 

 

 

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Name: Republic of Hindustan

Anthem: “Jana Gana Mana” 

Capital: Delhi, Delhi NCT

Large Cities: Delhi, Mumbai, Karachi, Islamabad, Dhaka

National Languages: English, Hindi, Urdu, Bengali, Sinhala, Tamil

National Religion: Hinduism

Other Religions: Islam, Buddhism, Christianity

 

The Republic of Hindustan was officially founded on August 15, 1895, after a minor skirmish but nothing substantial due to the ongoing crisis in the British mainland led to the independence and release of the British Raj. The initial release of Hindustan was messy, due to the inability of the British to contain the religious conflict that was occurring ever since their colonization of the subcontinent in 1858.

 

Currently, the Military of Hindustan contains:

  • Armed Forces of Hindustan (Ministry of Defense)

    • Army of Hindustan

    • Navy of Hindustan

    • Air Force of Hindustan

  • Parliamentary Forces of Hindustan (Ministry of Homeland Affairs)

    • Coast Patrol of Hindustan

    • Assam Rifles 

    • Covert Frontier Force

  • Central Armed Police of Hindustan (Ministry of Homeland Affairs)

    • Border Security of Hindustan

    • Armed Police Force of Hindustan

    • Civil and Home Guard of Hindustan

    • Disaster Response Force of Hindustan

  • Industrial Forces of Hindustan (Ministry of Industry)

    • Industrial Security Force of Hindustan

    • Railway Protection Force of Hindustan

 

Many of the branches of the Military of Hindustan are remnants of what was left behind by the British and their set up. Currently, the total number of active members of the Military of Hindustan totals to around 400,321 members. However, Hindustan is a country of peace and aligns with pacifist views and rather would focus on the internal conflict over external activities.

 

Due to the British, the Railways of Hindustan are a well-developed connection service connecting Baluchistan and Quetta down to Colombo and Dhaka and Sadiya in northeast Hindustan. A very well done service connecting the vast differences of the Hindustan land.

 

The education system of Hindustan is currently full of high-level upper education across the nation. A more comprehensive education system is in the works.

 

The political system of Hindustan consists of an Upper and Lower house. The Parliament of Hindustan consists of the Council of States and the House of the People.

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Founded: 2020

 

You're about 120 years too far forward bud

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Russian Union of Socialist States

Founded: 1879

Form of Government: Socialist Tsardom 

Leader: Tsar Nicholas II

 

In 1879, Russian Tsar Alexander II is successfully assassinated by Russian radicals, supposedly from the radical terrorist group Narodnaya Volya. This comes after sluggish attempts at progressive reform, from the liberation of the Serfs in 1861, civil reform in 1864 which simplified the Russian judicial system, educational form which permitted the working class to pursue an education, and military reform which subjugated all social classes to six years of military service -- two if they managed to have an elementary education system prior.

 

Due to the educational reforms brought out by Alexander II, former serfs and peasants were encouraged to practice free thought and to express themselves. This brought in a wave of western influence in the form of socialist philosophy and early traces of communism. Peasants would gather in social circles to discuss such policies such as workers rights and unionization that they concluded the tsar and his inner circle were not promoting reforms at their full potential. What ensued were years of civil unrest and attempts of assassinations. After surviving an assassination attempt in 1866 via bombing and an early attempt in 1874, Alexander II would meet his demise in 1879 by radical revolutionary Alexander Soloviev after shot five times in the back from a runaway attempt. Had Alexander chose to run in a zigzag pattern, he might have lived.

 

In the wave of his assassination, the Narodnaya Volya mustered up the local peasantry and workers in the Moscow and Saint Petersburg region, to take on the broken Romanov family and the noble class. The Romanov army force attempted to fight back the Narodnaya rebels, only to find itself in chaos due to the chaotic unrest from the peasant class within their ranks. By October 1879, tsar Alexander III would negotiate a surrender to Soloviev and his inner circle of socialist radicals. A new constitution labeled the Soviet Testament (The Worker's Testament) was drafted during this meeting. The Romanov family would keep their rank of royalty in Russia, while a socialist union would absorb all political rule and jurisdiction from the monarch. The Tsar would have a place within the Union's political circle, but rather-more for show than for purpose. Further, Alexander III's first born son would be educated on progressive and socialist doctrine brought in from the western circles of Europe (By educating the monarchy on Alexander II's progressive policies, the Narodnaya would hope for a monarch who would put the working class first over all else).

 

At the start of it's reign, this Socialist Union concentrated power within an inner circle of Narodnaya Volya; while the Worker's Testament stated the levels of governance. The Russian Union was divided into several states -- or blocks -- each independently governed and controlled, but given assignments by the head of state on policies the state itself must focus on. This allowed local socialists and workers, familiar with their own homelands to govern as they wished, at the expense of sending taxes and goods to head of state. Prices remained controlled by the state when necessary, in order to prevent price hikes and monopolies from taking control of certain economic sectors.

 

In the years between 1880-1899, the RUSS placed an emphasis on furthering the rights of workers and evolving Russia from an agricultural nation to one of industrial power. The Russian Union would promote intrastate trade between the different states, and even importing agricultural goods to other nations in order to finance the new production of factories and plants among it's northern regions to begin supplying coal and iron. In the far east, the Russian Union would focus its policies in more maritime and lumber, utilizing the transsiberian railroad as a supply chain from the Central State to the vast Siberian states and towns.

 

By 1900, Russia's manufacturing is on the rise, whereas its military might remains focused on its land power as opposed to sea. It's agricultural production remains at an all-time high, yet not at the level as those in Western Europe. Due to the vast expanse of the nation, the Central State is considering a second railroad to allow further trade and expansion into Siberia and neighboring nations. Patriotism is high, whereas there are still nobles who attempt to speak out against the new socialist regime.

 

 

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3 hours ago, Dr_Novella said:

Lotharingian Empire

Founded: 1480

Form of Government: Federal semi-constitutional Duel Monarchy

Leaders: Henri II d'Artois (Emperor) Herman Kurdrikson (Chancellor)

Capital: Nancy

 

The history of Lotharingia starts with Charles the Bold and his quest to form a Kingdom of Burgundy. Carefully maneuvering around the foreign powers around him, he would be officially crowned in 1480. Using the vast wealth of his lands, he and his successors would build a strong nation, the lowlands providing trade, which the profits of would fund explorations around the world and eventually colonial possessions. At their peak, the Empire of Lotherirngia was declared and they served as a divider between west and central Europe. But those days of glory have been fading for some time now, and cracks in the old Empire leave its future uncertain.

 

As the years went by, the nation would stagnate, suffering from enemies on both sides at various points. The nation would find its land widdled down in bits and pieces, the warns draining at their coffins. The most drastic changes however, would come during the revolutionary era, the Monarchy fighting in a civil war, as its colonial possessions declared their own independence. The latest cracks coming during the revolutions of 1849, resulting in concessions which brought about major changes to the country. Mainly in the establishment of a constitution, along with a National Parlament, and the Lowlands being declared a duel crown, giving it an air of autonomy.

 

Now left to it's European holdings, along with what few colonial possessions they have held on to, the recently elected Chancellor Herman Kurdrikson is doing all he can to hold the nation together. A particular issue being the various cultures whose nationalist desires have been slowly bubbling forth. French, German, Flemish, Dutch, Walloons, all call Lothariginia home, but not out of love. Their desires vary between joining with their home nations, to the lowlands who desire their own independence, that issue itself divided between who would own what. Political divides also grow by the day, the establishment still bitter by the relaxing of power as a result of the 49 revolutions. While socialist groups and some more radical liberals desire even more change. But despite this, the Nation still boasts a large standing army, and the prestige of its 510 year existence. If the Empire goes out, it will most certainly go out with a bang.   

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Economy (1-10): 3.0

Education (1-10): 3.5

Military Power Overall (1-10): 3.5

    Land  Power (1-10): 2.5

    Sea Power (1-10): 3.0

    Air Power (1-10): 1.0

Technology (1-10): 3.5

Health (1-10): 3.0

Infrastructure (1-10): 3.0

Population: 13,299,600

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Iberico

Founded: 1899

Form of Government: Monarchy

Leaders: Don Diego de la Vega

Capital: Lisbon

 

Formation - After the conclusion of the Spanish-American War, the Spanish empire was crumbling. Losing all of their overseas possessions, the focus of the nation turned inwards. However, this was not necessarily an economic blow. With the repatriation of investment and capital from overseas, along with the $20 million payment from the treaty of Paris, there was a boom in domestic industry.

 

Politically however, Spain exploded in discontent. King Alfonso abdicated the throne and the country was thrown into disarray. Portuguese King Carlos II saw an opportunity, and discreetly sponsored one of the younger members of the royal family with a claim to the throne. The immensely popular Don Diego de la Vega was sent throughout the Spanish countryside rallying personal support. With the financial backing of the Portuguese throne, he was able to create a dominant cult of personality and become the pre-eminent voice in Spanish politics. The back half of 1898 saw cities engaged in intense political debates as to the direction of the country, and to a larger extent the empire. With such a fragmented political discourse, Don Diego de la Vega (under his populist mononym Zorro) managed to create and lead a political party that began taking control in most major cities. In the ensuing months, he led many open debates and penned numerous essays as to how the country could re-capture it's former glory (although most of these essays had been penned by authors paid by the Portuguese). After a time, he led several of the leading cities into their own elections which his party won. With this groundswell of support, a new constitutional convention was called to try and re-formulate the direction for the country. However, after a period of months in which no solutions could be agreed on, Zorro came out with a bold plan: a union with Portugal. Drawing upon the desire for lost prestige, and reminiscent of the old merger between Aragon and Castile, he revealed a "secret", his claim to the Portuguese throne. Surprising everyone, King Carlos of Portugal was also in favor of this plan. While many in Spain had their doubts, Zorro's previous machinations had won him enough support to tip the popular favor slightly in his direction. June 2, 1899 marked the official founding of Iberico.

 

Following their loss in the Franco-Prussian war, France had undergone their own period of turmoil, with the Third Republic dissolving towards the end of the century. The southern half consisted of two dominant territories, Greater Aquitaine and Midi-Pyrenees-Languedoc (MPL). MPL had gone in the direction of a localized republic made up of 12 smaller states and an extremely weak federal system. The area around Toulouse had begun to grumble about the direction of the government and with military threat from the northern provinces decided to try and join Iberico as a favored state with twice the proportional representation in the nascent parliament, a fact that slightly rankled the rest of the Spanish states when they were admitted in late November, 1899.

 

As it stands now politically, Iberico is a conditional monarchy. As is traditional, Zorro's infant son is the heir to the throne. However, as a twist to satisfy the liberals in Spain, there would be a nation-wide referendum every 7 years. At that point, there was a simple choice: support or denounce the current monarch. Any vote that had a 2/3 majority denouncement would trigger a transfer of power from the monarch to parliament upon which a constitutional convention would be held to hammer out a new form of government. Parliament was a unicameral institution, with each internal state in Iberico represented based on their population (with a floor of 1 member). Every 500,000 citizens added an extra member for that state, although with the size discrepancies, states under former Portuguese rule gained 1 member per 200,000 citizens, and MPL gained 1 member per 250,000 citizens. This Parliament was in charge of responsibilities delegated by King Zorro (country-wide currency regulation, postal service, electrification standards, etc..). Additionally, each state had their own system of government voted on by their locale, subject only to rule of the King and federal standards from Parliament. 

 

Zorro was a capable ruler, with great assistance from Carlos II and his staff. As previously mentioned, the influx of Capital into Spain proper had led to an industrial boom. Both nations had a strong previous naval tradition, and with fewer colonies to maintain and fund, could now focus on setting the standard for naval innovation. The Pyrenees as a defensible northern border helped, and MPL provided great agricultural land. Iberico kept it's control over Western Sahara and economic control over Morocco, who's ruler was a puppet for Carlos who had been funding secret propaganda campaigns for years. The Sultanate faced near constant revolts and with the stabilizing French influence collapsing, many were looking to Iberico as a means of stability, if only the religious question could be solved. 

 

Naval innovation is one of the main focuses of the administration, along with an attempt to control trade across the Atlantic. With the Azores, particularly Ponte Delgada as a resupply destination, Iberico hoped to become the preeminent landing zone and middleman for American - European trade. Portugal had also reorganized it's Pacific holdings in the past to just one large trading post in Singapore, analogous to British control of Hong Kong. This city required little political oversight as it received investment in the form of health initiatives and technology sharing in return for enormous economic recompense from trade. With the new union there was also heavy investment into building up infrastructure to create a more cohesive nation, while the old Spanish states advocated for more research into more industrial production as they felt embarrassed by American capabilities on that front. 

 

Portugal + Spain + South of France up to ~ Toulouse

includes Sao Tome and Principe, plus islands off africa like Seychelles + Azores, etc.. but no AndorraZ2HCQln.png

 

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3 hours ago, SageBow said:

Imperium du Dahomey
Founded: 1645
Form of Government: Empire
Leader: Ahosu Dakodonou II

 

The Imperium du Dahomey is an African Empire founded by Ahosu Houegbadja for the Fon people of West Africa. One of the traditional powers of West Africa,  Dahomey has its capital in Abomey in modern day Benin and previously existed as the Kingdom of Dahomey. 

 

Dahomey was Gallicized during the Napoleonic era, with Ahosu Adandozan being a staunch ally of Napoleon and assisting him in his wars in Europe. This allowed the Fon people to gain European military tactics and begin expansion of the Kingdom of Dahomey into the Imperium du Dahomey. After the conquests of Adandozan, their borders now stretch from the Volta River in the west, all the way to the Lagos Lagoon in the east, tracing up the Omo forest. Dahomey controls the lucrative West African coast line. Their northern border is constantly in dispute with different tribes, but the prospect of Gold and Diamonds in the Birimian area make it a tempting prospect to go further in land.

 

 

Dahomey is a true Empire, led by an Ahosu who passes on his title down via Primogeniture. Fon is the language of the people, though many speak French as they are well connected due to a mutual history, and France is the preferred trading partner of Dahomey. Technologically, they have been brought up quickly due to their interactions with France, but still struggle in manufacturing fine goods. They do however have a wealth of resources, and are trying to leverage that to speed up their industrialization process. 

 

Dahomey has a strong standing army. Conscription starting at the age of 18 is mandatory for all men, and many women sign up as well as traditionally the Fon women also fought. Their naval forces are slowly improving, but still struggling to catch up with other powers in experience and tactics. 

 

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Economy (1-10):  3.0
Education (1-10): 2.5
Military Power Overall (1-10): 4.5
    Land  Power (1-10): 4.0
    Sea Power (1-10): 2.0
    Air Power (1-10): 1.0
Technology (1-10): 3.0
Health (1-10): 3.0
Infrastructure (1-10): 3.0
Population: 1,665,000

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3 hours ago, TheLiberator said:

Union of the Britons 

Founded: 1895

Capital: London

Leader: Keir Hardie (New Labour)

 

Following the social unrest and political instability in the late 1800s on the isle of Britain, a broad coalition of leftists, republicans, and liberals managed to oust the monarchy in a small revolution and established the Union of the Britons in it's place. The Union operates on a similar manner to the previous government with a parliamentary system, however the head of state and government are now both the same person, and the head of state position is democratically elected instead of passed through the monarchy. The locations of the Monarchs are currently unknown, but it is widely believed they escaped the country and are currently in hiding awaiting their return.

 

The young nation is trying to reestablish it's dominance of the waves, as they lost some of that power during the revolution, however; the Army is heavily weakened as all current army commands were disbanded after the revolution and the current army is entirely militia based.

 

The economy is a priority of the new government, but regaining some of the lost colonies, primarily Ireland, is a large focus as well. 

 

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Stats:
Economy (1-10):  3.0
Education (1-10): 5.0
Military Power Overall (1-10): 2.5
    Land  Power (1-10): 1.5
    Sea Power (1-10): 3.0
    Air Power (1-10): 1.0
Technology (1-10): 4.0
Health (1-10): 4.5
Infrastructure (1-10): 2.5
Population: 33,000,000

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Guerreros del Jardín

Founded: 1855

Form of Government: Democratic Republic

Capital: Acapulco

Leader: Jose Limas

 

Following the overthrow of general Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna and a brief period of general confusion in the region, a band of Mexican states formed together under the leadership of Juan Carlos Castillo to form Guerreros del Jardín, which has quickly grown to be a force to be reckoned with in the region.

 

Los Guerreros pride themselves on being a peaceful, agricultural based nation. Their borders run down the west coast of the Mexican peninsula, which includes the states of Sonora, Sinaloa, Nayarit, Jalisco, Colima, Michoacan, and Guerrero, where the capital of Acapulco is located. Their location along the coast gives them a great trade advantage, as they have several large port cities set up along the coast. There is also a large range of various geographical features in the region, which provide a number of valuable exports to the country.

 

The nation has seamlessly held elections every 4 years since it's inception 45 years ago. The current President, Jose Limas, was recently elected with the promises of a revamped education system. He is the chief captain de los Guerreros armed forces, which is primarily focused on it's Naval forces.

 

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2 hours ago, lucas said:

Oriental Empire of Urugentina

Founded: 1825

Capital: Montevideo

Leader: Federico Valverde

 

Urugentina is located in the south-eastern portion of South America comprising of the state of Uruguay and other cities surrounding the Rio de la Plata. Traditionally two separate countries, Uruguayan leadership under the rule of Prime Minister Edinson Cavani formally declared war in 1819 against the Argentine Republic due to its role in the 1818 bombing of Parliament which killed 44 senators and other staff members by members of Argentine religious zealots. With the aid of Dahomeyan military, Uruguay was able to defeat Argentina at the decisive naval battle of Colonia. It resulted in the Treaty of Artigas in 1823, which gave Uruguay reparations and land surrounding the river including the cities of Rosario and Buenos Aires, forming the Empire of Urugentina. 

 

The Empire is rich in natural resources including cattle, minerals, lumber, and coal. It boasts a well-maintained infrastructure in all aspects of society including governmental stability and a highly educated population. The population reveres its leaders and they seek to advance the Empire by any means necessary. While there has been peace for many decades following the last war, recently there have been strong expansionist and anti-Argentine sentiments boiling over in both civilian life and governmental life, some questioning whether it is time to expand the borders either to the west, north, or even across the Atlantic Ocean. 

 

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Stats:
Economy (1-10):  4.0
Education (1-10): 2.5
Military Power Overall (1-10): 3.0
    Land  Power (1-10): 2.5
    Sea Power (1-10): 2.5
    Air Power (1-10): 1.0
Technology (1-10): 3.5
Health (1-10): 4.0
Infrastructure (1-10): 2.5
Population: 4,630,462

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