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Vancouvia's International Holdings

Vancouvia adopts a policy of "Expansive Defense" - it is beneficial to have many bases in many locations in order to protect Vancouvian interests in the entire region.





Base Tern

Illa Isle

To secure the Argean Sea; to protect Vancouvian citizens

Considered part of Vancouvia proper

Base Flamingo

Black Isles

Force projection in Mesder Sea

Considered part of Vancouvia proper

LinkVancouvian Agnion

Southern Sea

Occupied Zone after Charbagnian War

Considered part of Vancouvia proper

Camp Plymouth

Southeast International District

Force projection in I.D. and central Argus

Largest foreign military base; port and airbase present

Base Cardinal

Súgra, Xrevaro

Naval security and projection in the Argean sea

33% of island leased from Xrevaro government

Brutus Base

Rathane, Ainslie

Eterna Sea refueling and recovery

Covonantian owned

Base Pehrot

Espersand, Ostehaar

Force projection in northeast

Major refueling sea and airbase

Base Hithor

Lövsk, Ostehaar

Foreign training camp

Used for ARRF training with Oster forces

Base Roadrunner

Nolon, Noronica

Noronnican defense and Argean force projection

Mountainous war games locale

Base Albatross

Verona beach

Force projection in Mesder Sea

Chief R&R locale & largest foreign military hospital

Pelican Airstrip

Sawneeak Atoll

Air support in Southern Sea

Considered part of Vancouvia proper

Illa Isle Information



Around 250 AD, the Noronnican Ulfaern Kingdom maps and settles on Illa, finding it very suitable to farming. Trade between Illa and the Noronnican mainland flourishes but the population gradually develops a unique agrarian culture and a series of famines slows trade down to a halt. During the War of 520, Illa adopts a policy of neutrality despite repeated Waelf requests to rebel and invade Kaern's western shores. After the war ends, King Ulfred, lacking the necessary naval and marine force required to establish permanent control over Illa, and thankful for Illa's inaction, acquiesces to Illa's independence. Thereafter, Illa becomes an isolationist state: its population stagnates, a significant technological gap develops, and generation after generation continue the agrarian lifestyle of their ancestors.

Over the next few centuries, Illa Islanders occasionally open their borders to fleeing migrants from Gael and Argus, although many of these refugees are subjected to feudalistic slavery and are assimilated into Illa culture. During the 16th century, Catholicism is introduced to Illa by Spanish explorers and takes root, as well as a Caribbean-style architecture.

In 2015, a Vancouvian military force occupies the island, ostensibly to control the Argean waterways during a brief war against Bhumidol, while at the same time beginning massive humanitarian initiatives. Most Illa Islanders move to the the main Vancouvian base near Westilla, Base Tern, eager for supplies and education, and Vancouvia absorbs Illa into the nation without incident. Illa remains sparsely populated and most of the land is converted to high-yield farmland, becoming Vancouvia's "second breadbasket."

Illa Isle is considered fully part of Vancouvia, and is therefore represented through the Vancouvian Congress.


Population: 1,954,181
Languages: Spanish, Nyssic, Vancouvian English
Alpha City: Westilla, 896,665
Economy: Agricultural-based, in particular wheat and corn
HDI: 0.780
Religion: Primarily Catholic
Demonym: Illa Islander, Iller (Slang)

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