- Full Title: Republic of Iguaita
- Shorthand: Iguaita
- Etymology: Disputed (either referring to a sacred stone or the colour of the water [the River Paraguay])
Head of State: Osvaldo Freixa
Head of Government: Ruben Velázquez
Legislature: National Assembly
Map Claim: Paraguay and disputed Bolivian Chaco
Capital City/ies: Asunción
Population & Demographics:
- Total Population: 13,502,703
- Language(s): Spanish and others (incl. Guarani)
- Ethnic Group(s): Mestizo, White, Native, Black
- Religion(s): Roman Catholicism and others
- Nominal GDP: $111.12 billion
- Primary Exports: Reference
- Primary Imports: Reference
- System of Government: The official system is an unitary semi-presidential constitutional republic
- Distribution of Powers: Administrative powers are constitutionally distributed between the legislative, the executive, and the judicial branches of the state
- Procedures of Government: There are elections for a president (the prime minister is subsequently appointed) every five years, legislative elections are held in between
- Active Personnel: 67,000
- Reserve Personnel: 287,000
- Annual Budget: $7.78 billion
- Branches: Army, Air Force, National Guard
- Equipment: (Write a separate factbook; omit from application if information is not readily available.)
- 1864 to 1872: Iguaitan-Maracajan War
> After countless failed negotiations over te border dispute with neighbouring Maracaja, the dictator Francisco Solano López embarks on a quest to realise his fanatical napoleonic dreams and Iguaita the invades the Mato Grosso region. The initial invasion is successful but is eventually repulsed by the Maracajans who subsequently invade Iguaita. Despite several valiant stands and military victories, Iguaita folds after the Siege of Humaitá in 1868. Under the Loizaga-Cotegipe Treaty, Iguaita drops all claims over Mato Grosso as well as the Leridian parts of Gran Chaco in return for Maracaja and Leridia guaranteeing free navigation in the Platine region.
- 1870's to 1910's
> Focus on infrastructural and economic development dominates the governmental policies of the nation.
- 1920's to 1940's: Interwar and World War Two
> The dispute between Iguaita and Sucriania over the Gran Chaco region begins to heat up as negotiations stall. Despite mediation attempts by various countries, the increased number of border incidents led the military high commands of Sucriania and Iguaita to believe in the inevitability of war. It is made worse by the interests of rivalling oil and gas corporations in America (Standard Oil backing Sucriania) and the Netherlands (Royal Dutch Petroleum backing Iguaita) seeking to explore hydrocarbons in the area. After the Pitiantuta Lake Incident, Iguaita launches an offensive against the larger, well trained, and better equipped Sucrian military in 1932. Despite the odds, a series of factors (including an ultrantionalist revolution in Sucriania in 1933) turned the tide against Sucriania and by 1935 Iguaita annexed all of the disputed region. After 6 years of rebuilding its military strength, Sucriania invaded Iguaita with overwhelming force. The nation would remain occupied as Sucriania went on the warpath throughout South America during WW2 until its gradual liberation by Leridian and Maracajan forces between 1943 and 1944. In 1949 the border was pre-war border was recognised and control over the Sucrian Gran Chaco was returned to Iguaita.
- 1950's to 1990's: Cold War
> Once again a focus on infrastructural and economic development dominates the governmental policies of the nation. This includes the immigration of Europeans (mainly Italians and Germans) to the sparsely populated Gran Chaco. Iguaita initially aligns itself strongly against the Marxist bloc but as it begins to align itself towards the emerging Latin American Federation, it maintains a friendly yet cautious relationship with the Soviet Union and its allies. Following the end of the Cold War, the Latin American Federation becomes a highly important player in the continued development of Iguaita.
- 2000's and present day
> The nation continues to develop under the Latin American Federation, and now with several discoveries sizeable of gas deposits in Gran Chaco many wonder if Iguaita could transform itself into an energy powerhouse. However, rampant crime and corruption related to narcotrafficking pose a challenge to the nations progress.