MotF 195: Phoenix From The Ashes

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  1. Kaiphranos Hydraulic Despot Donor

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    MotF 195: Phoenix From The Ashes

    The Challenge


    Make a map showing a nation that has regained independence after a significant period of foreign subjugation (10+ years).

    The Restrictions
    There are no restrictions on when the PoD of your map should be. Fantasy, sci-fi, and future maps are allowed.

    If you're not sure whether your idea meets the criteria of this challenge, please feel free to PM me or comment in the main thread.

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    Entries will end for this round when the voting thread is posted on Monday, April 29th, 2019.

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    PLEASE KEEP ALL DISCUSSION ON THE CONTEST OR ITS ENTRIES TO THE MAIN THREAD.
    Any discussion must take place in the main thread. If you post anything other than a map entry (or a description accompanying a map entry) in this thread then you will be asked to delete the post.

     
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  2. Crazy Boris Cool Dood

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    NEW NATION BIRTHED IN AFRICA AFTER 90 YEARS OF NATIONALIST FIGHT
    From the New York Times, July 3 1981

    The Kingdom of Burundi is a name that most people here in America may not have heard of, but to Albin Micombero, it has been something he and his family have longed to see on the world map. The 22-year old Brooklyn resident and NYPD recruit moved here with his family 17 years ago, to escape the Rwandan domination of their homeland. "My father, Cyprian, was a part of the Mwami Guard, the Burundian freedom fighters. Rwandan police raided their meeting house in Vyanda, six of them died, my father was lucky enough to get away with his life, but his left leg has been crippled ever since. After that, we knew we had to leave, my father was upset he had to give up the fight, but knew it was the only way to keep us safe."

    The Burundian Kingdom was founded in the late 17th century, and was ruled by a succession of independent kings until 1891, when King Mwezi IV was forced into exile in Ethiopia. The King of Rwanda, Kigeli IV, had conquered the kingdom to his south to try and build Rwandan power and resist the tide of German imperialism advancing towards him. The Rwandans failed to stop becoming a protectorate of the Germans and later Belgians, but retained some level of autonomy.

    In the 1920s, the Burundian resistance against Rwanda's domination had organized into the Mwami Guard, founded in Bururi in 1926. The Guard's goal was to restore Burundi's independence, and bring home the exiled royal family. Burundi had previously been deeply divided between it's three main ethnic groups, the Tutsi, Hutu, and Twa, but the common cause of Burundian independence brought these peoples together and centuries-old ethnic rivalries were put to rest. However, this ethnic unity only provoked Rwandan authorities into cracking down on the Burundians, fearing that they could upset their Tutsi-dominated society.

    "My grandfather, another guard, was killed by the Rwandans in another raid when I was very young." Albin recounts. "I remember my father rushing in and locking the door behind him before grabbing a gun and pointing it at the door, he was expecting the Rwandans to follow him home, and was worried our entire family would be killed. I didn't understand it at the time, but I felt afraid." After Rwandan independence in 1960, the Burundian resistance intensified, as did Rwandan efforts to suppress it. When the Rwandan Tutsi monarchy was overthrown and replaced with a Hutu-led republic in 1962, many Burundians joined the revolutionaries, hoping that the Republicans would be more sympathetic to their cause, but after the dust had settled, the Rwandan Republic was even more hostile to the Mwami Guard than the Monarchy had been. "They thought things would be different when the King of Rwanda was overthrown, but the Hutus, they didn't trust us because we had no resentment to the Tutsis. Why would we hate them the way the Rwandan Hutus hated the Rwandan Tutsi? The Burundian movement brought us all together, we overcame our differences and united, and the Rwandans did not like this."

    As repression of the Burundian movement mounted, so did international pressure calling for Rwanda to grant independence to the long-dormant kingdom. In 1971, 80 years after the invasion by Rwanda, the Organization of African Unity passed the "Burundi Statement", calling for all member states to sanction Rwanda and pressure them to leave Burundi. Most but not all nations complied and Rwanda soon found itself isolated from its neighbors. The situation intensified throughout the 1970s, with so-called "Rwandan reapers" executing captured Mwami Guards in public executions, prompting widespread international condemnation, many feared a full-blown war would break out.

    In a surprise move in 1979, the Rwandan government announced it was opening up negotiations with the Mwami Guard on the independence of Burundi. The Burundians declared a victory with the signing of the Ngozi Accords in late 1980, with the Rwandans agreeing to grant Burundi full independence on July 3. Princess Paula, the heir to the Burundian throne since 1977 arrived in Gitega a few months later, preparing to assume the throne, and was met with cheering crowds of thousands as she stepped off the plane from Addis Ababa.

    However, not all Burundians are happy with the results of the Ngozi Accords. As part of the Agreement, the Rwandans got to keep the traditionally Burundian provinces of Cibitoke, Kirundo, and Muyinga, arguing that Rwandans had become the majority in these regions after the conquest. The Burundian provisional government, led by Prime Minister Adrien Sibomana, has stated that they will try to negotiate the return of these provinces, so even with independence, Rwanda-Burundi conflict may not be over just yet, and with ethnic conflict in Rwanda heating up, the region will likely not stay peaceful for long. "It is unfortunate that the Rwandans haven't returned all our lands." Albin said, "But that is a fight for another day. Today, our motherland has been freed after nearly a century of Rwandan domination, and to me, that is more than enough to celebrate."

    Jamie Raczynski, New York Times
     
  3. Mako-Tochan Marquise of Excess

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    To Her Majesty, Queen-Empress Victoria Ist of the United-Kingdom.




    Here is a summary of the Arbitration that were held in Paris, under the supervision of the Count of Granville, on behalf of your government. The first map displays the occupation of the French territory after the Armistice with Germany, signed the 24th of May 1885. This report will be as exhaustive as a first message will be, the final report will be provided to the Parliament and yourself.


    The French-Prussian war of 1870-1872 was a complete disaster for the French Army, and after the capture of Napoleon III at Sedan, and the election of the “Jusqu’auboutistes” at the head of the Third Republic, France was humiliated. The King Frederic Ist of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen, imposed by Bismarck after the Treaty of Versailles, was imposed as a head of State, and the Prime Minister Franz Fleitz was appointed under order of the German Embassy. The Pro-German administration offered to the Companies of the Rhur domination over the economy and French society. France was forced to abandon every territory at the East of the Var, as well as Savoy, to the Kingdom of Italy. During 12 years, the French society has suffered from complete German hegemony, in front of the eyes of the King, who came to like this Kingdom.


    The political crisis of the 15th of October 1884 was triggered by the abdication of Frederic Ist: being desperate to help his people, and facing his own lack of power, declared to his Prime Minister “Apparently, you don’t need me”, and left Paris to Grasse. The whole government of the Prime Minister lost all credibility after this abdication, and added to the abdication of Frederic’s cousin Leopold in Spain, the German influence in Western Europe decreased. The Orléaniste King in exile Philippe of Orléans arrived in Bayonne a few days after the abdication of the German King, preparing a rebellion against the German administration. General strikes against the German companies erupted in Lyon, Saint-Etienne and Lille, leading to other strikes in Paris, Toulouse, Saint-Nazaire, Marseille and Toulon. The mayor of Marseille, Emmanuel Allard, proclaimed his support to the strikers of Marseille and Toulon, and proclaimed the Fourth Republic. French separatists rose up against the German and Italian dominations, and several revolutionary movements tried to restore the Third Republic. Even French soldiers rose up against their superiors in Champagne, as the garrison of Belfort did. In Corsica, the son of Napoleon III arrived, and proclaimed himself Napoleon IV.


    The French opposition soon won against the German occupation forces, after a coalition being agreed upon after the first month of fighting. The King of Italy agreed to let Savoy to France without much fighting, preferring a peaceful resolution of the conflict. A peaceful pro-French demonstration happened in Verviers, Belgium, to show support to the French people. An armistice was signed with the German government, letting all of metropolitan France to the French rebels. However, the pro-German administration fled to Algiers, and is still currently holding North Africa, disobeying the official order of surrendering. Andorra voted a referendum to join France, to be protected from the Spanish Civil War. The referendum was held under our careful watch, and we saw no irregularity.

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    Under your suggestion, the French rebels gathered in Paris to decide the fate of their country peacefully. The four French participants were : Gabrielle Hibsch, sent by the Communes, also representing the Fortress of Belfort; Jules Grévy, Foreign Affairs Minister of the Third Republic, also representing the rebels of Alsace and Champagne; Emmanuel Allard, President of the Fourth Republic, also representing the Savoyards separatists; and Philippe de Bourbon-Orléans, calling himself Philippe VII, representing Brittany and the Royal Armies occupying much of Western France. I, Stephen Greenway, and your Foreign Office Secretary, Sir Leweson-Gower of Granville, represented a neutral force for arbitration. Alphonse XII of Borbon, pretender of Spain, represented his nation to agree on the fate of Andorra. However, Napoleon IV’s Corsica refused to join the meeting in Paris.


    The form of government that was agreed is a Constitutional Monarchy, with the National Assembly, based on representatives elected on a percentage of votes, and the King’s Council, with one voter by Province or Autonomous City. The National Assembly has bigger power than the King’s Council, and changes more frequently. The territory is divided between Provinces and Cities: the provinces are subdivided in communes, and the cities in districts. Both have slightly different roles, but their power is pretty similar. Are considered as cities most towns with more than 40 000 inhabitants, Belfort is included because of it’s historical support to the French cause, and some towns that were big enough to receive the title refused it, to play the role of provincial capital. The former King Frederic, in regard for his support to the French cause, was allowed to stay in France as long as he wants to. Philippe VII became much more social-minded and progressive than before the war.


    The delegates all agree to engage in a policy of “Entente Cordiale” between our two countries, even if Gabrielle Hirsch and Emmanuel Allard both are asking for better living conditions for our lower classes in return. The official Constitution will be signed, as well as the “Entente Cordiale”, and our government is asked to keep this project a secret until the French government announces it. We hope that this shows the dawn of a new era for France and Europe.

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    Best regards to you, your Majesty, may this letter fill you with satisfaction.
     
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  4. Reagent Cartography's Reactionary

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    From the Same Universe as Operation Tannenberg:

    Credit to Ulick Norman Owen on Deviantart for compiling perhaps the most extensive collection of source material regarding WWII war aims.

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    “Mordrel and Debauvais [Breton Nationalists], who had fled to Germany, decided to make advances to the Nazi regime, judging France's difficulty to be Brittany's opportunity. They tried to persuade the Germans, in the case of a French defeat, to establish a Breton state. This was promised according to Hermann Göring at his trial in Nuremberg.”
    (The Celtic Revolution: A Study in Anti-imperialism, by Peter Berresford Ellis)

    "A discussion at Goring's headquarters on 19 July 1940 envisaged the elimination of Dutch economic independence, the incorporation of Alsace-Lorraine, Luxemburg and Norway into the Reich, and the creation of an independent state in Brittany."
    (The Third Reich: A New History, by Michael Burleigh)

    “That magnificent old Paris, where, in the middle ages Flemish was spoken more than French, was as Germano-Gothic as Normandy or Frisia, until this city, too, was inundated by Jews, by Southern bastards, Romans, etc., and lost her character just as ancient Rome had done. It is only in Brittany and Normandy that France still possesses sources of Nordic strength.” - Alfred Rosenberg

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    The Breton State

    After concluding a pact with Poland in 1939, Hitler turned his attentions west. Starting in October of 1939, Hitler began staking a claim to the German-inhabited Eupen-Malmedy territory in Belgium. As Belgium had previously entered into negotiations to sell the territory back to Germany during the Weimar period, Hitler was confident that the country would quickly fold to German demands. However, the first Fuhrer of the Third Reich would not live to hear Belgium's final verdict to his ultimatum. On November 8, 1939, while delivering a speech at the Bürgerbräukeller in Munich, Hitler was assassinated by a bomb placed by Georg Elser. After a brief power struggle in the wake of Hitler's death, Hermann Göring would become the Second Fuhrer of the Third Reich. Göring quickly picked up where Hitler left off, re-issuing demands to Belgium to cede the Eupen-Malmedy territory. The Belgian government was quite divided on the proper course of action, and for a time it seemed like the small country would capitulate, as German and Belgian negotiators tried to strike an bargain that would give Belgium some face saving concession in return for the cession of Eupen-Malmedy. However, France would come to put immense pressure on the Belgian government to refuse German demands, and ultimately Brussels rejected Göring's ultimatum. War was on the horizon, and by May formal declarations of war had been exchanged between Germany and the Western allies.

    Exploiting a gap in the French lines in the Ardennes, German Panzer divisions were able to pull off an encirclement of the Western Allies forces, and then were able to force France to capitulate within 6 weeks in a victory which sent shock-waves across the world. Göring attempted to broker a peace with the British government, but Prime Minister Winston Churchill defiantly refused any peace that did not entail a German withdrawal to borders agreed upon at the Munich conference in 1938. Göring resolved to bring the United Kingdom to the table by force. His first gambit, the Battle of Britain (a sustained aerial bombardment of the United Kingdom) failed to produce dividends, so Germany began to make preparations for a long and methodical war strategy to defeat the British.

    Breton nationalists looked favorably upon these political developments, believing that with German patronage, they could obtain independence from France after nearly half a Millennia of being under the control of Paris. Göring, for his part, had a personal fascination with an Independent Brittany that many other top Nazis did not share (although Bretons were generally considered to be above the French in the Nazi racial pseudoscience) and as such was sympathetic to the requests of Breton nationalists. However, after subjugating France, Göring held off on supporting Breton independence, worried that such a move could weaken the collaborationist French regime in Vichy. As such, all questions of Breton independence were shelved until after the war with the United Kingdom was won. However, in the meantime, Brittany was made a "special administrative region" within the Vichy framework, and Breton was allowed to be taught in schools. Working with local collaborators, German officials rounded up and deported the small Jewish community of Brittany to concentration camps - where nearly all of them would perish - murdered by the Nazi regime. The Waffen SS raised a regiment of Bretons (some were volunteers, while others were coerced to various degrees) to fight with German forces in North Africa.

    Germany would eventually force the United Kingdom to the peace table. After nearly 5 years of conflict, the Nazis had finally dislodged the British from the Middle East (after first obtaining hard fought victories at Gibraltar, Malta, and Cyprus), collapsing Churchill's government, and forcing London to negotiating table. The British, still secure from German invasion behind the British Channel, still negotiated from a position of relative strength, so in the ensuing peace agreement, Göring had to commit to nominal independence for Norway, Denmark, Belgium, Netherlands, and France. Such was the price for German continental hegemony.

    In the final peace agreement, Germany annexed Northern Schleswig from Denmark, Luxembourg wholesale, and a slightly expanded Eupen-Malmedy and Arlon from Belgium. The Netherlands avoided any territorial cessions. Permanent basing rights were secured from Norway (the port of Narvik was of particular importance to Germany). In the final settlement, France got off lighter than many in France initially feared. In terms of German annexations, Göring ultimately demanded only Alsace-Lorraine, the iron-rich border commune of Briey-Longwy, and some adjustments along the south slope of the Vosages, and the former German colonies of Togoland and Cameroon. Italy, for its part was only annexed some bordering mountain ranges (in large part due to Göring's frustration at the military heavy lifting Germany had to keep undertaking on behalf of Italy). France's most significant territorial concession was agreeing to Breton independence, which the Vichy regime acceded to only with great reluctance and coercion.

    However, Hermann Göring, in securing Brittany's independence from France demanded quid-pro-quo in return from the Bretons. For purposes of "enabling an effective continental defense against the forces of international Jewry," Nazi Germany retained for herself the ports of Brest, Lorient (br: An Oriant), Saint-Nazaire (br: Sant-Nazer), and Saint-Malo (br: Sant-Maloù) which not only were strategic locations where the Germans had already sunk huge funds into building extensive fortifications as part of the Atlantikwall defensive system, but also housed some of the Kriegsmarine's largest U-Boat pens. These were directly annexed to the Reich to ensure the Germans always controlled those important bases on the Atlantic. Many Breton nationalists viewed this concession as a mutilation of their country, but they were in little position to do anything about it. Breton nationalists made a deal with the devil and now the devil was taking his due.

    Across Brittany, those who refused to sign an oath of allegiance to the new Breton State were deported to France. In the areas Germany annexed, the populations were replaced wholesale by German colonists. French speakers were deported to France, while Breton speakers were resettled with some degree of financial compensation in independent Brittany (for the most part, these Breton speakers took the homes of those who had refused to sign the loyalty oath). After nearly 500 years under the rule of Paris, Brittany was Independent once more with a capital at Roazhon (fr: Rennes) - but even many Breton nationalists wondered if it was worth the cost in the end.

    Stamp Issued by the Breton State in 1961:
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  5. TheKutKu Well-Known Member

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    During the third decade of the last century, European control over Antipodia was firmer than ever, with a few hundred thousands colonist living on the continent, however most lived in southern half of the continent as the northern coast was virtually unsettled except by a few portuguese forts along the Arnheim peninsula, the north-eastern region, first explored by the dutch but charted by the british in the late 18th century, principaly by Officier William Raven had been noted in various expeditions as having a favourable tropical climate to grow sugar, but the lack of any colonist prevented any serious attempt at establishing plantations.
    At the same time, the indian indenture system had just been established, providing a source of labour after the the United Kingdom abolished slavery throughout its empire in 1833, after some rocky start it had proven very succesful on the mauritius island, on the other side of the indian ocean.
    The following year, the portuguese, hoping to find a source of income in their moribund empire after brazil became independant, tried to establish a sugar plantation colony in the Arnheim Peninsula, noting the tropical climate, and offered to thousands of christian goans to move to the torrid northern part of the Johannines Colony. Alas, little did they know that the billion-years old soil of this part of the continent was entirely unfertile to any agricultural effort. British sugar tycoon however noted the lush rainforest of the north east, and decided to copy the portuguese.


    Over the next 25 years, over 200,000 indians would be sent to antipodia, rivalling with mauritus, however in the 1860s as the british colonies in the south were gaining increasing self government, the EIC was in a bad situation after the indian revolt and had become nearly powerless and on the verge of bankrupcy, and the company was dissolved in 1874 and for more than 15 years the region was directly ruled by britain but effectively Wallisian businessmen and politicians controlled North East Antipodia.
    At around the same time it had become commonplace to send Melanesians and Polynesians to the plantations, these "Kanakas" were brought by dozens of thousands and suffered humiliating conditions and violence, often worse than that the indians suffered. The island of Olemaria [1] had been the first target of blackbirding and slavery in all but name which drastically diminished the population of the islands and its neighbours, the importation of kanakas grew even further when the british took control of Papua.


    By the 1890s a feeling of common antipodian-ness was arising (at least in the british half of the continent) and the three colonies of Wallisia, New Georgia and Loutrivia [2] began talk to establish a federation, quickly the status of the North-East became the focus of most discussions as Wallisia , whose partliament - led by premier John White - was dominated by the agrarianist and conservative Wallisian Country Party - adamently wanted to accept North East Antipodia in the federation as a state, the two other colonies however knew that it would give disproportionate power to Wallisia as the NE was effectively under its control, they also feared accepting hundred of thousands of non-whites workers who lived there. And dispute over its status shot down the attempt at federation, among other things [3].
    The Federation would have given the North East self government, but it had failed and Wallisia subsequently annexed it in 1902 as the province of Ravensland (after the aforesaid explorer). However most Wallisian were uneasy about accepting indians and melanesians in their country, as a result in 1905 the first part of what would become a complex Segregationist System was put in place as it had become forbidden for non whites to move south of the 26th parallel without authorization


    Over the next decades the economy of Ravensland flourished, its coastal agriculture became more diversified and included bananas, cotton and pepper for exemple, the white population grew significantly after its annexation and its cities grew quickly, but also became increasingly segregated. The hinterland was settled and wool and cattle became important part of its economy. while the invitation of indian workers was diminishing those of papuans did not especially as they became increasingly needed in the mining, ranching industries. The white Ravenslander became the wealthiest citizens of what was at the time one of the wealthiest country on earth per capita but this came at the cost of increased segregation, Ravensland's cities became as segregated as south african ones when the former workers started to move away from the rural areas into the urban areas en masse, at the same time they slowly were forbidden to settle or live in the vast hinterland, thus they were restricted to thin bands between the wealthier city centers and the eastern highlands.


    This system stayed in place unchallenged for the first half of this century, but by the 1950s the wind of changes were blowing across america, asia and africa, but wallisia would not change
    While the profitable plantation and the agriculture were not as crucial by bow than half a century before, the status of the non white majority in Ravensland had become problematic, extending the franchise to include them would make them control the provincial pariliament and they would become an important part of national politics, and while the more liberal south Wallisian loathed the segregation in the north, they disliked even more the possibility of having Indians or Melanesian in their neighbourhood. After it became apparent that neither India nor the self governed Papua would accept them the situation became stuck.


    It was in these circumstances along with and economic crisis and the collapse of the former labour government that the National Country Party came to power in 1957 in the Wallisian Parliament, it was clear that the statu quo would be maintained under the very conservative government whose voter base was in Ravensland, however in 1959 a then-unknown insurgent group called the Ravensland Liberatiok Army carried a deadly bomb attack in the northern city of Trinity that claimed the lives of 20 people, the attack, along with smaller following ones as well as the normalised far right sentiment in the region following the election led to a landslide of the National Country Party in Ravensland in 1959 with at his head the infamous Ken Gibbet
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    Under his terms, the insurgent groups were decisively hunted and the use of torture became widespread in the provincial security forces, the system of segregation was extended to an extent never seen before, and many civil liberties - including those of the white population - became restricted. Following an economic recovery the party was re-elected in 1961 but the prime minister changed to the Victor Sullivan, widely considered inept, he turned a blind eye to The crimes of the Gibbets administration, during his term the Situation of Ravensland, previously a national embarrassment had blown up to an international crisis which started to take its toll on the country’s relations with its neighbours and its economy, nevertheless the staggering success against the insurgency carried the government once again in 1965, by the time of the next election the public opinion was starting to decisively Change, but large gerrymandering had been put over the decade long National Country rule which allowed it to win in 1969 and once again in 1973, however most Wallisian had had enough by then , especially as an increasing number of countries were starting to put sanctions against Wallisia , the export-driven economy this took a significant hit, more important was the decision by many countries to boycott Wallisian cities during the 1972 World Cup, which was planned to take place in all five countries of the continent. Large protest after the 1972 elections led to a crisis inside the party between the hardliners led by Kevin Thompson and moderates led by Johannes Bjelke-Petersen, after the weeks long crisis the moderates won and Bjelke-Petersen attempted to reform the party, he immediately sacked Ken Gibbet.

    Through his term he loosened segregation so that by its end segregation - at least legally - had ended, however to many he was not liberal enough and most people were tired of two decades of National Country rule , and the Labour-Equality party won a landslide in 1977 in what would be the last limited franchise election in the country. While the mindsets of the white Wallisian has changed over these years so that most were ready to accept Indians and kanakas in the government, but the opinion of the Coloured Ravenslander has changed over the years, as many had lost hope in the Wallisian governmental structure, and along with the indépendantist messages of the Liberation Army most became convinced that Ravensland needed to become independant from Wallisia to hope to be truly egalitarian. The change in opinion came as a shock to most white Wallisian, and many White Ravenslander strongly protested over the next 2 years, with some even advocating for secession of part of Ravensland, but the constitution of the province made it clear it was indivisible.

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    The support base for indépendance was centered on the central-north coast, decades ago the heartland of plantation agriculture, by opposition were the southern border region and the highlands, whiter and where the interest of large ranch owner and mining companies prevailed, the opinion was also strongly anti-independantist in the border cities of Lisburn’s and Durumby, who are very interlinked with Keith, the largest city in northern Wallisia-proper. However strong urban independentist movement among the more educated indians in these southern cities had signficiant success and partially counterbalanced it. While few the French speaking Métis in the outback overwhelmingly supported indépendance, these descendant of the first french settlers of the failed settlement in southern antipodia usually ignored the borders in the desert between the three mainland countries, and their dissatisfaction with the harsh National Country rule led to vote for independence massively, the few aboriginals also reflected similar voting tendencies [4]

    The results, while not a surprise to most still were a shock for most Wallisian, over a century after the fall of the East India Company and three quarters of a century since its annexation, Ravensland was an independent state, the following years would see. There were a lot of uncertainty on the procsss, and many whites feared for their exceptional quality of life. But the first crisis would be over the name of the country, as Ravensland reminded too much the colonial past of the country, just like its older, forgotten name Queen Victoria’s land , and North East Antipodia was widely rejected, The debate saw opposition between Indian and Pacific Islander community over the name of the country, the latter wanting to rename it Kanaky. Whatever the name of the region, it had become indépendant and many were hopeful of its future, the ressource rich country would be a larger player in the continent and many hoped its mixed origin would give it an edge in competition over south East Asia and the Pacific.


    [1] New Caledonia
    [2] New South Wales + Southern Queensland, Victoria + Eastern SA and Tasmania Respectively, Loutrivia is about 30% French
    [3] The french in loutrivia, who were a larger part of the population of the colony at the time were staunchly opposed to the federation
    [4] aboriginals, at least in the region of central-eastern Antipodia, mostly mixed with the french métis and there aren't many "true" native anymore - think about something similar to the cape coloured.
     
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  6. JoeyB2198 Well-Known Member

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    In 2697, after almost 200 years of domination by the cultists and heretics of the Atlantic, the thirteen counties of Kingdom of Alogeny, the keystone of the Rustlands, was finally restored to the Christian world by the Alogenian Crusades. The mixture of placename roots, much like in Old England, reflects the history of this borderland, with Deitch, Apalach, Onderonan, and Husser influence.