La Paz De Los Ricos
Motto: "Treangolism Triumphs O'er The World!"
Population: 15,341,950 million
Largest City: Alvorée͔s
Official Languages: Spanish, Novodoman
National Language: Spanish, Novodoman, English, Marhuano
Government Heads & Representatives:
- Ultarch Primo: Alejandro Désio Rámos del Sol V
- Ultarch Sigo: Endrijo Mezikou de Castellios
- National Representative: Salvador Macannó
- Seminational Representative: Maria Trufano
- Semicivil Representative: Gedo Brito
- Civil Representative: Roberto Bavaro
- State Representative: Digo Suria
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Establishment: from Spanish Empire
- Independence: December 29, 1819
- Official Recognition: August 9, 2004
- New Reckoning: October 26, 2017
- Ricano Reform: January 29, 2018
- Treangolist Realization: June 13, 2018
Land Area: 305,025.9 km²
Water Area: 2,053 km²
Highest Point: Montevezuña (5,174 m)
Lowest Point: Takken Basin, (-114 m)
GDP (nominal): N/A
GDP (nominal) per capita: N/A
Human Development Index (NS Version): 68.56 ⯅
Currency: Ricano ducat (Rd)
Time Zone: UTC-6
Drives on the: Right
Calling code: +857
Internet TLD: .lpd, .lpr, .rfd, .rtr
La Paz De Los Ricos
La Paz De Los Ricos (English: The Peace of The Rich | Novodoman: Eha Paos dev Ehos Riquos) officially the Treangolist Realization of La Paz De Los Ricos (Novodoman: Realiazion Treangolista deva Eha Paos dev Ehos Riquos), and commonly called Los Ricos, is a Treangolist four-bodied federal duumvirate in the Pacific Ocean. It is bordered to the north by Mexican seas, on the east by the West Caribbean and on the west by the Pacific Ocean. La Paz De Los Ricos covers 305,025.9 square kilometers, making it the 71st largest nation, behind Oman and ahead of Italy, and has has an estimated population of 15,341,950, making it the 73rd most populous nation, behind Chad and ahead of Somalia. Los Ricos is comprised of 6 unities, 18 provinces and 2 self-administrative cities.
Los Ricos is the nation that originated the Treangolist ideology, (thus being the first nation to adopt the ideology), and is also a pacifist nation, refusing to fight in any conflicts or intervene with other nations or entities unless absolutely necessary, as directed by the Silence Clause of the Treangolist Charter. The nation has also been host of several international treaties, due to its assured neutrality during outside conflict.
The name "La Paz de Los Ricos", translating as "The Peace of the Riches", alternatively "The Peace of the Rich", is thought to come from the Spanish colonization of the islands in the early 1700s.
The name "La Paz De Los Ricos" ("The Peace of the Riches" in Spanish) comes from the name given to the area settled by the Spanish in 1834. Originally named "Las Tierras Ricas" ("The Rich Lands" in Spanish). The area was named so due to its abundance in natural resources. The Spanish Empire treated the area as a mining and farming ground, and it wasn't used as an area of military importance. When the Spanish abandoned the colony in 1898 to fight the Spanish-American War, since they could not afford to keep the territory.
The native people then took the colony and divided it into three kingdoms, the "Tierra Rica" ("Rich Land" in Spanish) kingdom, a continuation of the original name, the "Sureste" ("Southeast" in Spanish) Kingdom, due to its location in the southeastern part of the territory, and the "Doraña" ("Golden" in Novodoman, the new proto-Spanish language evolving on the islands) due to its abundance in gold deposits.
30 years later, the kingdoms united into "Las Tierras Ricas" again, and the new proto-Spanish began to phase out.
However, after 60 years of tense life as a united kingdom, Las Tierras Ricas fell apart again, this time into four states, "Jispania" (meaning "Spanish Lands" in Novodoman) due to its desire to return to a Spanish-style life (ironic), "Manilles" (unknown origin) which is the name of the island it was situated on, (Lesser)"Las Tierras Ricas", another continuation of the original name, and "Gran Dorado"("Great Golden" in Spanish) which referenced the fact that it was originally Doraña, but had revived the Spanish name.
The states of Jispania and Las Tierras Ricas united as "La Paz De Las Tierras Ricas" ("The Peace of the Rich Lands" in Spanish) referencing the new era of peace that the unity hoped to spread across the land.
After the civil war, the regions finally united in 2004 as the famous name of "La Paz De Los Ricos." This is, of course, the Spanish version. The native Novodoman version would be "Lɾa Paz De Lo'Riʞos." The reason this name is not used and the Spanish one is used is since Novodoman is used mainly in Los Ricos, and the name would be confusing at summits and meetings with other, non-Novodoman speaking nations
In total, the nation has gone through six name transitions before now. [REVISION NEEDED]
The standard way to refer to a citizen of La Paz De Los Ricos is as a "Ricano"
The earliest known records of civilization in the main island is the Primahumas (First Humans) civilization, estimated to have existed around the same time as the Maya civilizations. Relics from the Primahumasi include some jade stones, leaf-shaped spear heads, and painted pottery. The first findings were discovered in the Cuerheio province, mostly a collection of hunting gear and clay jars, as well as one unusually well-preserved clay hut. It is evident, from these findings, that the Primahumas valued jade as their "currency" of choice when bartering. Other notable valued items include animal pelts, spears, sticks, and other such objects. However, there is also evidence suggesting a vast Primahumasi empire existed as far as the Sureste region of southeastern Los Ricos. Carbon dating artifacts left by the Primahumasi can pinpoint the peak of the civilization as 650 to 1050 A.D.
Early pre-colonial history and artifacts of the islands suggest that around one to two million native peoples lived on the archipelago, the largest concentrations being on the largest island, Isula Girante. These native peoples were, at first, separated into small groups, due to the mountains and rainforests that stretched across the main island making travel difficult, if not impossible in some places.The Primahumasi Empire began experiencing decline in the early 1100's, due to ethnic divides among the natives who lived on the reaches of the empire. By the late 1150's, the empire had devolved into various small kingdoms, and by the turn of the 1200's, the empire had entirely collapsed. Out of the empire's territory, four major new groups emerged: the Neortes (Northerners), the largest group, who claimed the northern and central sections of the empire, the Solari (Sun People), who claimed the southern parts, the Arsa (People of the Trees), who claimed large swaths of the western edges, and the Oseta (Easterners), who claimed the easternmost sections of the territory.
A comprehensive map detailing the expansion and
collapse of the different nations in pre-colonial times.
Out of these four major players, the Neortes soon became the dominant and unopposed powerhouse of the islands. Under the leadership of a wealthy native named Uii'Lo, who claimed to be a physical manifestation of a supreme deity, the Neortes formed a loose unity and quickly built up fortifications around the island. Using the difficult terrain to their advantage, the Neortes followed guerilla tactics to win battles and conquer loyal cities, which proved very effective. Around the 1270's, the Neortes had reached their greatest territorial extent, reaching from the island of Ranga, just south of Isula Girante, to the southern coasts of Manille Island, the island just north of Isula Girante.
However, by the 1300's, the Neortes soon began to suffer a similar fate to the Primahumasi Empire, suffering a state of devolution into smaller, stricter city-states and kingdoms. Uii'Lo had died without an heir, and the Arsa and Oseta had begun to take over the fringes of the empire, assimilating cities and people into their borders and culture respectively. The remaining Neortes were split into the Eastern Neortes (who were entirely assimilated into the surrounding tribes), and Western Neorte Tribes, which eventually reunited under the ruler Roi'va I, who established the Mitzilano Tribal Empire, named for the Mitzilano Lake, the lake their largest town was situated next to.
The Mitzilano tried to regain the Neortes' previous holdings and territories, continuing to fail time and time again, due to Roi'va I's underestimation of the Arsa and Oseta peoples' manpower and willingness to hold their territories. Eventually, in 1324, the Arsa and Oseta, fearful of Roi'va I and the Mitzilano continued onslaught of their border territories, formed an agreement, today called the Grava Agreement, the earliest recorded document in the archipelago's history.
In 1329, the Battle of Northern Waters took place. The Mitzilano were engaging the Grava Alliance on the southern coast of the island of Manille, which was Grava Alliance territory at the time. Roi'va I led the charge to the battle site. The battle resulted in thousands of deaths on both sides. However, the Mitzilano were ultimately successful, their first recorded victory since their establishment. In 1330, the Battle of Northern Waters concluded with the second recorded document in the islands' history, now named the Northern Waters Treaty. The Mitzilano would annex all of Manille Island, and also a large sum of border lands from the Grava on Isula Girante. The Mitzilano installed a tribute in the Grava Alliance's governments, who would monitor the Grava Alliance member's actions, and had some slight influence in the government's decisions.
Gradually, the Mitzilano would continue to make new acquisitions in the unclaimed territories of the Isula Girante. However, the empire would eventually need to fight against a much more powerful adversary.
A comprehensive map detailing the expansion of
Polynesian peoples into the archipelago.
The Tu'i Tonga Empire discovered the main island around the 1370's, after making a voyage eastward from Hawaii. They discovered the native Mitzilano Empire, and decided that the archipelago would be a suitable location to found their next colony. The Mitzilano would meet the Tonga at Tunada Beach, in the western edge of the island, and the two powers would fight in a desperate attempt to gain control of the land. After two days, however, the Mitzilano Empire's defenses fell, and the Tu'i Tonga launched a successful invasion of the empire. After approximately three months of fighting, the Tu'i Tonga would directly cut through the Mitzilano territory, and eventually take over their entire empire.
The Tu'i Tonga would continue to defend their new acquisition, until eventually, the Tongan authority in Isula Girante, led by an individual named Ulalo'mana, would be overthrown in a revolution occurring in an undetermined year (estimated to have occurred from 1390 to 1405). Ulalo'mana was supposedly killed in this revolt. Over time, the continued decline of the Tongan Empire allowed for the natives on Isula Girante and the rest of the archipelago to successfully break away and declare independence.
After the dissolution of the Tongan authority, a significant population of Tongan settlers would remain on Isula Girante. A Tongan settler named Tura'mana, who claimed to be a direct descendant of Ulalo'mana, was very unhappy at the sudden lack of a government on the islands, and felt abandoned by the Tongan authority. Tura'mana would rally those on the island with him to form a new government. Tura'mana would name this state the Marhuan state (original meaning lost), installing himself as the monarch and establishing a line of dynastic inheritance. Tura'mana would lead the Marhuan State in a conquest across the archipelago, and would expand their sphere of influence significantly through his lifetime.
The Marhuan State would last from approximately 1420 (exact year unknown) to 1571, when, after the archipelago's first contact with the Spanish Empire, the Spanish would ultimately battle with and disestablish the Marhuan State, and take control of the islands. Throughout this time, the state would have approximately three monarchs, and would expand to control five of the thirteen major islands, (all of which being the five-largest central islands of the archipelago) as well as an unknown amount of minor islands.
In 1571, an expedition led by Spanish explorer Sebastian Carlos del Oceano would depart from southern Peru in search of a new trade route from the Andes ports to the Philippines, specifically searching for a route through the Central Pacific. Del Oceano's ship, the Soberania, was blown off course in a tropical storm, and would crash on the island of Navacoba, the second-largest island of the archipelago, and make contact with the Marhuan State.
Del Oceano, an avid explorer who traveled much of the New World, named the island "Nueva Cuba", as he believed that the landscape resembled the Cuban wilderness. The Marhuans believed the Spanish were ancient dieties, returning to bless them. The Spanish, however, fearing the natives to be "inferior barbarians" (as put by one explorer) would attack Marhuan settlements in a sort of preemptive strike to fend off natives. In 1576, the Spanish established a port city, which they named Puerto Mellor. The etymology of this name is unknown, but it is speculated that "Mellor" is a Spanish corruption of a Marhuan word (theorized to be "Mi'iyori, believed to mean "place where land meets sea".
The Marhuans would engage in several battles with the Spanish to reclaim their lost lands, and all of their attempts were be unsuccessful. The Spanish began an island-hopping campaign across the archipelago, sending several ships to head north and south from Puerto Mellor to capture and subdue as many Marhuans as possible, and to secure as much territory as they could.
As the Spanish colonists took over the islands, they completely revolutionized Marhuan society, and one of the largest and most sweeping changes they made was the deconstruction of the old Marhuan language. The Marhuans used a pictographic system, and the Spanish believed that these glyphs were demonic symbols. As a result, the Spansh systematically destroyed various uses of it until it was eventually forgotten by most Marhuans.
By 1583, the Spanish had successfully conquered seven of the thirteen largest islands, killing and enslaving an unknown amount of the Marhuan population. The Spanish would christen these islands as the colony of Las Tierras Ricas (Spanish for "The Rich Lands", for the fertility of the soil and abundance of natural resources), governed as a viceroyalty of the empire, with its capital located at Puerto Mellor. Spanish settlers would treat the enslaved Marhuan natives harshly, and would continue on a campaign to hunt and capture any remaining Marhuans who had managed to hide from the Spanish.
The Spanish considered these islands extensively important strategically, due to their position west of Spanish colonies in South America, and their role as a port between the Americas and the Pacific. As such, the archipelago was called "The Gateway to India" by Spain, and the Spanish leadership, especially the Spanish Viceroy of Las Tierras Ricas, were heavily paranoid that the islands would be discovered by rival empires, such as Great Britain, Portugal, or France. The Spanish were heavily protective of their islands, and considered it a top-priority to keep them as much of a secret as possible, and were prepared to fight over them, if necessary.
A comprehensive map detailing the expansion of
European colonial powers into
The Portuguese were ultimately the largest threat to the viceroyalty, as Portugal's interest in India and Asia would result in outright conflict between the two powers. In 1585, the Portuguese would intercept messages from Las Tierras Ricas to the Spanish government in Madrid that contained a map detailing the locations of the islands and charts of the eastern sea rim. Portugal planned an invasion to claim the islands and take the resources, and spent the next nine years planning for a full-scale assault on the islands and building their navy. In 1594, Spanish fears were realized when the Portuguese would invade Puerto Mellor, capturing other key locations around Las Tierras Ricas, and eventually forcing the Spanish to cede the territory.
The Portuguese would develop the city of Puerto Mellor, renaming it to "Porto Alegria", and would also rename the entire archipelago as the colony of "Terra Rica em Portugues", an intentional insult to the Spanish crown. Portugal would fiercely defend the colony, using it as their newest, and perhaps their most valuable, Pacific possession. The Portuguese would use this as a base for voyages to China and Africa, and also used it as a lucrative slave territory, importing hundreds of African and native slaves to the islands for labor and service. The Portuguese would also import sugar to the colony, and convert many of the already established towns into slave hubs and sugar plantations, growing sugar to export back to Portugal.
During this time, tensions were at their highest between Spain and Portugal, almost leading to an all-out war between the empires. This war was avoided, however, due to both Spain and Portugal suffering heavy losses during the battle, resulting in both nations focusing on rebuilding their navies for the inevitable second confrontation over the islands. The Portuguese would ultimately hold the colony until around 1600, and would use it heavily to their advantage.
In 1600, Spain would launch a large-scale assault on Terra Rica em Portugues, six years after the initial Portuguese capture, in an ultimately successful attempt to recapture the lost colonies. The Spanish fleet would attack Porto Alegria, as well as landing at several coastal towns. For two weeks, the Spanish would push through the jungle and capture many towns in order to force the Portuguese to surrender. The Spanish eventually succeeded in surrounding and capturing Porto Alegria. A Portuguese delegation would meet with Spanish generals at Porto Alegria, and sign a peace treaty to end the conflict, ceding the colonies back to the Spanish, and paying for reparations to Porto Alegria (renamed to Puerto Mellor) and other towns across Las Tierras Ricas, evacuating almost all of the Portuguese colonists who set up in the territory. This six-year conflict would be known as the Authority War, and in total cost around 1,000 lives.
With Spain resuming control over the colonies and the Marhuan and mestizo population, those populations would harbor a resentment towards the colonists and authorities on the islands. One example of this resentment was in how the Marhuan populace would begin subtle modifications to the Spanish language over time. Throughout the early 1600's, the Marhuans would change the Spanish language by substituting or eliminating certain characters and sounds (such as the removal of many instances of the letter "j" [/h/] character and corruptions of the "ll" and some "i" instances, [/ʝ/] into a diacritic "<" and corruptions of instances of /w/ into diacritic ">", both borrowed from the Marhuan pictrographic alphabet). These changes eventually made it heavily difficult for a Spanish-speaker and a speaker of this new corrupted Spanish to communicate. Some more paranoid citizens feared that this language was actually an introduction of Portuguese rebellion into the Marhuan society, which was untrue. This new dialect would continue to grow into the late 1600's. The dialect eventually diverged sufficiently from Spanish that it became a new language, practically unintelligible to Spanish-speakers.
The Marhuans, who had lost the original Marhuan language to Spanish deconstruction efforts, adopted this new language, giving it a new name: "Ne͕va Ledo͔ma" (meaning "New Language"). Many Marhuans displeased with Spanish colonists began using Ne͕va Ledo͔ma in order to communicate with other Marhuans who shared these sentiments. Ne͕va Ledo͔ma was distinguishably a seperate language than Spanish, and it's quick evolution had allowed the Marhuans to quickly hold converations between each other. However, this continued evolution had the added detriment of making it difficult for new speakers to learn, due to no centralized body regulating the language's evolution, and also because various parties constanty changed and edited the language, adding new words and changing obsolete ones. The first written instance of Ne͕va Ledo͔ma was from 1661, and is speculated to have been a letter between two Marhuans discussing their distrust of Spanish officials. Ne͕va Ledo͔ma had around 1,000 fluent speakers by 1675, according to one estimate, and 2,500 by 1700, suggesting that it's rate of expansion was very slow.
The Spanish colonists and authorities had a growing, extreme distrust of the Marhuan population ever since Ne͕va Ledo͔ma was discovered as a distinguishable and separate language, believing it to be a revival of the "demonic Marhuan language". The Spanish authorities acted quickly, and began searching for any written instances of Ne͕va Ledo͔ma. However, due to the language's constant and unchecked evolution, almost all written instances of the language were outdated or incorrect, and the remainder of the language was all entirely spoken.
The Spanish Viceroy, furious, ordered a mass execution of Marhuan citizens as
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The Spanish would not take kindly to this, and in 1782, the Spanish would burn down multiple Marhuan villages in what would be known as "Noche del Gran Fuego" ("Night of the Great Fire").
The colony would suffer racial tensions between the mestizos and the white population. In 1791, the newly instated Spanish Viceroy of Las Tierras Ricas, Juan Daros de la Laguna, who was an outspoken supporter of Marhuan genocide, and advocated for the burning of more Marhuan villages, would hold his first public speech, denouncing the natives' violent ways and calling for a full ethnic cleansing of the colony. The Marhuan population would send a plea for leniency to Viceroy de la Laguna, entitled "Peya dea Pas" ("Plea of Peace"), which was unsuccessful due to the fact that neither the viceroy nor anyone else in the government understood Neova Jispaniol.
In the latter half of the 1800s and into the 1810s, the Spanish would eventually encounter increasing hostility and resistance from Marhuan natives living in Puerto Mellor, and the entire native population, Marhuan or otherwise, across Las Tierras Ricas harbored growing contempt for the Spanish. In February of 1811, these tensions would reach their peak, when Viceroy de la Laguna would be assassinated by a Marhuan pro-independence campaign, which would start a war for the independence of the nation.
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Dates: April 4, 1811 - September 12, 1819
(Treaty Signed, Independence Recognized)
- December 29, 1819
Location: Ricano Archipelago, Iberian Peninsula, New Caribbean Sea
Result: Siete Islas victory:
- Siete Islas independence recognized by Spanish Empire
- Spanish Empire pays reparations
- Spanish withdraw all soldiers from the archipelago
Territorial Changes: Spanish cede all Ricano archipelago land to Siete Islas
The Breakaway War is the Ricano war of independence which occurred between 1811 and 1819, and the longest war in Ricano history, spanning a total of eight years, and costing a total of 30-40,000 lives. It was fought between the colony of Las Tierras Ricas (with assistance from the Portuguese Empire) and the Spanish Empire.
The war seemed to have begun on April 4, 1811, with a formal declaration of war from the Spanish Empire at Madrid for the assassination of then Viceroy Juan Daros de la Laguna by a small faction of Marhuan and mestizo resistance fighters at Puerto Mellor. The Spanish, who controlled the islands, were furious at the assassination and supposed insurrection, and thus declared war on the small group.
The group who was responsible for the successful assassination of the viceroy adopted the name "Siete Islas", and believed they were destined to unite the seven islands of Las Tierras Ricas into one single force to defeat the Spanish and declare independence. They created the motto "Siete Islas, Un Destino" ("Seven Islands, One Destiny" in Spanish), as a call to those living across the archipelago to rise in rebellion against the Spanish.
Siete Islas was created under the leadership of one Marco "Espada en el Corazón" Caluza. Caluza, born in the colony of New Spain and moving to the islands in search of a career in the arts, was known in Puerto Mellor as a brave figure. He had been an advocate for colonial autonomy and independence, and had gained the respect of those who shared his ideals, but lost the respect of those who did not. Caluza had always harbored a disliking for the harsh treatment of the mestizo and slave populations of Spanish colonies, due to him having Aztec heritage and strong ties to his native culture.
Caluza and around ten to twelve of his closest friends and associates met in the cellar of a small farmhouse in the countryside, and discussed their situation. The meeting would last an entire 27 hours, and be nicknamed "The Whispers of Breakaway". Throughout the meeting, the associates discussed the group's affiliations, whether the rebellion should recruit civilians or form alliances with foreign powers, and what their inspiration was.
At one point during the meeting, one Endrijo Mejico de Castillos asked:
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"Are we not to fight without the people at our backs?"
This question would set in motion the Breakaway Militia, a group of volunteers, civilians and veterans, who would be the military force Siete Islas would use for their campaign. Breakaway Militia would be founded in late 1811, and at the time of the first battle of the war, would be approximately 1,200 strong.
On January 21, 1812, the first battle of the war would be fought at Puerto Mellor, outside a courthouse in the central part of the town. A group of Breakaway Militiamen had exited the courthouse, and caught the attention of several Spanish soldiers, who stood and trained their guns on them. A five-hour standoff would ensue, when one frightened Militiaman fired and killed one of the soldiers standing opposite them. The result was an exchange of gunfire between the soldiers and Militiamen, which cost the lives of all fifty Militiamen, and all twenty-two Spanish soldiers, as well as approximately three to eight civilians, according to some accounts. The first battle of the war was never determined an official victor.
Over the next three years, propaganda campaigns would be launched across the islands, nicknamed "The Double-Edged Blade Campaign" by historians, as they would be mostly successful in persuading people to join the Breakaway Militia, except they would unknowingly alert the Spanish to their position and next viable targets, allowing for soldiers to anticipate the Militia's movements and kill large amounts of unsuspecting Militiamen. As a result, the Breakaway Militia would be divided into an unknown number of smaller cells, which would cover different islands and areas of the islands in their campaign. The total number of cells is unknown as Militiamen's messages often differ in count, either due to an attempt to confuse any Spanish who intercepted the messages, or the Militiamen themselves not knowing in order to further protect their ranks.
Digital reconstruction of the flag of the Siete
Islas underground cell.
The next major battle of the war would be the longest battle, the Battle of the Broadleaf, which would be fought in the dense jungles of central Isula Girante in May of 1815. Soldiers where marching from Puerto Mellor to another major settlement, Puerto Selvazona, when they would be ambushed by Breakaway Militia in a guerrilla assault. The Spanish general in command would be killed, and all of the soldiers would be slaughtered. Over half of the Militiamen, however, survived the attack, leading to a Breakaway Militia victory. The battle's namesake came from the jungle's broad-leafed plants and underbrush, which may have played a role in decreasing visibility during assault.
It's known that Caluza would delegate his associates to command some of the Militia cells. He also personally commanded one of the cells himself, nicknamed "Cell 01", and it is generally accepted that de Castillos commanded Cell 02, but the other cells and their leaders are largely unknown.
The Battle of the Pyrenees Ridge, the Battle of Blue Frontiers, and the Battle of Vengeance are three major battles that also resulted in Breakaway Militia victory. The Battle of Pyrenees Ridge was fought in August of 1815, at a small mountain ridge named for the Pyrenees in Europe, where a Spanish fort was successfully raided and captured by the Breakaway Militia with minimal Militia casualties. The Battle of Blue Frontiers was fought in February of 1816, where a Spanish vessel was sunk off the coast of Puerto Selvazona, destroying several dozen tons of munitions for the Spanish soldiers stationed across the archipelago. The Battle of Vengeance was the most important victory for Siete Islas, aside from the final battle, in terms of supplies and munitions. Fought in April of 1817, a Militia cell stormed and took control of a walled town on Manille Island, which the Spanish fiercely and desperately defended, due to the compound containing one of the largest stockpiles of supplies, food, and weapons on the entire colony. The battle was named as a commendation for the soldiers who died defending the compound, and as a testament to the Spanish resolve to control Las Tierras Ricas for as long as possible.
Throughout the course of the war, the Portuguese would secretly supply Siete Islas with weapons and ammunition, as the Portuguese leader wanted the see Spain lose this valuable colonial acquisition, due to them having been expelled from the territory three decades prior. The Portuguese would also provide volunteers to fight in the Breakaway Militia, however, they never sent any actual soldiers, for fear Spain would declare war on them and an all-out conflict would erupt between the two empires.
The Battle of Dog's Tail would be a deadly mistake for the Militia. In an accident, a Militiaman from one cell spotted another cell marching through the jungle, and mistook them for Spanish soldiers. The two cells engaged and fought until the mistake was rectified several minutes later. However, the accident cost the lives of about thirty total Militiamen, and the Militiaman who made the mistaken call was executed by the commander of his cell later in the evening.
The final battle of the war would be fought on September of 1819, in Puerto Mellor, and would be named "the Battle of Streaming Blood". Much of the archipelago had expelled Spanish control at this point, and a small remainder, mostly in the southern islands, would continue to hold onto structures and settlements. Caluza and the Breakaway Militia believed that liberating Mellor would result in the ultimate surrender of the remaining soldiers. The majority of the Militia's cells would converge on all sides of the city, except for the ocean. The battle would begin with shots fired from the city, almost certainly from a Spanish soldier, and would continue for four days.
In the battle, Marco Caluza would be killed, the most popular theory being he was taken out by an arrow in the throat. The fighting would also involve civilians, who allied themselves with both sides, those aligning with Breakaway Militia believing they would be contributing to the freedom of everyone in the archipelago, and those aligning themselves with the soldiers believing they would be spared when the inevitable defeat of the Militia came.
In a desperate bid to maintain order, Commander de Castillos of Cell 02 took command of all of the cells present, declaring the Militia was one strong force which would overwhelm the Spanish soldiers, and uniting the Militia more than ever before. In total, almost 5,000 Militiamen fought against 6,250 Spanish soldiers. In the end, the fighting ended at the same courthouse it began, when a small Spanish delegation, led by a man only known as "Roberto", would surrender to the Militiamen who were storming the courthouse. The battle concluded on September 12, 1819, with a Spanish defeat, and a resounding victory for the Breakaway Militia and Siete Islas.
Independence and 19th Century
The signing of the Breakaway Peace Treaty for Siete Islas' independence would be delayed until December of 1819, due to unknown reasons. The terms of the treaty would be harsh on the Spanish, forcing them not only to recognize Siete Islas' independence, but also to evacuate any and all colonists still loyal to Spain, as well to pay the country reparations for the damages and lives lost in the Breakaway War.
Even with the nation's newly gained independence, it would still be overshadowed by the American Revolution several decades prior, and Siete Islas would be nicknamed "the eclipsed state" by many.
The first step would be to unify the nation's people under a common goal. Commander de Castillos, being the highest ranking member of the Siete Islas underground group and the Breakaway Militia, volunteered as leader of the nation. He accepted the first title of "Commander", and people hailed him for his skill in defeating the Spanish. He would gain the nickname "El Comandante del Sol" ("The Commander of the Sun" in Spanish) sometime during his term.
Commander de Castillos would look to the United States as an example of how to run his nation. He would decide to name the nation "The Breakaway Commandancy of Siete Islas", and under Commander de Castillos, the nation would undergo a period of rebuilding and construction, which would ultimately devastate the nation's economy. de Castillos would draft the Constitution of the Breakaway Commandancy, which was an almost complete copy of the United States' Constitution. This would be incredibly unpopular, and would, in the end, fail as a leading document. de Castillos would recruit others to draft a second document, this one being the Breakaway Commandancy Charter. This document detailed the basic functions of the nation, such as the creation of a currency, the establishment of a militia, and, designating the basic leadership of the nation. This document would also be unpopular, due to how loosely and poorly worded the clauses were, leading to many different interpretations and loopholes for exploitation being found in the text.
The currency created, the Septimo real, would also fail, due to it having no value to back it, and thus, making it ultimately worthless. This would prove very detrimental to the nation, as de Castillos owed many debts to the Portuguese volunteers who fought alongside the Militiamen, and he would have nothing to pay them back with.
In 1821, de Castillos would contact Spain via open letter, and in attempt to boost the nation's economy, would ask for an attempt to back the Septimo currency using the Spanish treasury, a request which would be denied. However, Siete Islas would begin to invest in agriculture, growing crops such as coffee, bananas, and coconut, and export them to buyers such as the recently formed United States, and also the Portuguese. Steadily, Siete Islas would build a suitable economy, and consequentially, would begin to finally form a more successful and effective currency.
The capital of the nation would be established at Puerto Mellor, due to it being the previous capital of the Spanish viceroyalty, it being the most developed of all the towns and cities across the state, and also it's frequency as a trading port making it one of the wealthiest towns in the archipelago.
de Castillos would be offered the title of "king", by some of his closest associates and those who believed he was some sort of "destined savior" of the archipelago. He, however, would turn it down, citing something similar to, 'it would be too authoritarian, and it would undermine everything they fought independence, for.
Digital reconstruction of the first flag of the
Breakaway Principality (above), with the
revolutionary flag (below) being used as
the naval ensign and wartime flag.
Approximately 1822, civil unrest would arise, due to the fact that the nation officially had no flag, and the de facto flag was the revolutionary Siete Islas flag, which many citizens did not appreciate, due to the "identity of the youthful state being associated negatively with the ill-harbored feelings of revolution", according to one outspoken citizen.
Commander de Castillos, who was a strong supporter of the revolutionary flag, being the flag he fought under during the Breakaway War, denounced the activists who wanted a new flag made, and made several public appearances to his supporters to speak about the debate. Eventually, de Castillos' advisers would persuade the Commander to eventually settle for a compromise: a new flag would be selected to act as their national flag, while the revolutionary flag would be, in turn, used as naval ensign and the wartime flag.
Out of several proposals, a green flag with seven white stars in the canton would be selected as the new national flag. It is unknown how many proposals were presented, as all of the unsuccessful proposals were be later burned, and no documents show any of the burned proposals clearly.
Eventually, de Castillos would fall in love with a mistress named Anabella Pizaro, and would make her his wife. Since both were Catholic, they would wait until they were married until having a child. Unfortunately, Anabella would die in childbirth due to extreme exertion. The child, born on March 17, 1822, would named inheritor of the Commandancy, and would be named Berto, el Hierro de Castillos. During this time, the senior de Castillos, grief-stricken, would begin to show signs of mental deterioration.
During the remainder of his time as Commander, senior de Castillos would install several new reforms, such as the establishment of new tariffs on foreign-produced crops in order to stimulate their economy, and also, aware of his decreasing faculties, oversaw the creation of a small group of select advisers, named "Secta de las Leyes" (Sect of the Law) in 1824, who would help the Commander when making major decisions, while minor decisions would be handled by the Commander himself with little review from the Sect.
Almost a decade later, at the end of his reign, de Castillos, would suffer extreme mental fallacies, with most historians believing he was developing advanced dementia in his later years. Eventually, the prince would abdicate in 1834, leaving his 12-year-old son, still an inheritor, in charge of the throne. It was at this time that Secta de las Leyes would see internal divides on how the Breakaway Principality as a whole would be led. The teenage inheritor would have his institution postponed indefinitely by Secta de las Leyes, while the head of the Sect, one Mario Matrus, would take the position as head of state.
New flag designed by Matrus for the state,
using the Breakaway Sun as the charge, it
is the inspiration for many future Ricano flags.
Matrus would see that the islands were beginning to isolate themselves, forming their own local governments and ignoring many of the national laws and orders made. Matrus realized that de Castillos had been too loose in his governance, and he began to have the idea to simply reform the entire state.
One of Matrus' first orders as head of state would be the creation of a new flag. Matrus had hated the flag currently in use, as he believed the use of the stars on the flag was a copy of other revolutionary nation's flags, most notably the United States of America. He wanted to design a flag that better embodied the spirit of the nation's culture. Being of Marhuan ancestry, he was heavily influenced by the Marhuan culture on the islands, and strongly believed that Marhuan culture was the dominant culture of the islands.
Thus, he took this idea under consideration when designing the new flag. He liked the green background of the flag, so he decided to keep that, he only wanted to remove the stars and substitute them for a new symbol. He turned to using a native symbol on the flag. One of his favorite suggestions was the Marhuan's design of the sun. This sun is sometimes called the "Marhuan swastika", "swastika of the sun", or "insular swastika", however, it's most widely recognized today as the "Breakaway Sun", popularized by his final decision to include the sun on the flag's canton.
Ten Parties of Exploration
Under Matrus, the state would begin a period of expansion and exploration. A large amount of the rainforest had not been properly explored, only having been used as a battlefield during the Breakaway War. Matrus wanted to send expeditions to map the entire area of rainforest. A large amount of the islands had still not been documented, and Matrus wanted to bring the Siete Islas' economy to a more acceptable level, as the nation had still been struggling with debt and failing economic ventures after their independence.
Matrus would loosely model the expedition after the Corps of Discovery Expedition that had happened in the United States over a decade prior, sending ten search parties total, each consisting of three to five people. In total, anywhere from thirty to fifty total explorers were sent, the total number is still unknown today. Their primary objective was to survey the interior of the islands, most notably Isula Girante and Manille Island, and once they had made it out of the rainforests and to the opposite coastlines, to report back to Matrus, where they would then formulate a general idea of the islands' interiors. Matrus swore these explorers to absolute secrecy, however, and that if they encountered anyone who was not a member of any of the other parties or a member of the government, to flee in another direction and not to make contact. Matrus would do this out of fear that he and his government would be exposed if the parties were to reveal too many details.
The parties would be numbered 1 to 10, and would begin their expeditions on different days. Over a nineteen-day period, a search party would be released every other day, with their times of release being determined by their party number, starting with 1 and ending with 10. Each party was provided with one pistol for all members of the party, as well as one shotgun between all of them, food to last them several weeks, an axe, and a copy of the most detailed maps of the islands available at the time. They would be posted on Isula Girante and Manille Island, starting at either the east or west coast of the island, and would travel in a straight line through the interior, and would theoretically all finish their journeys at the opposite coast than the one they began from.
The expeditions would begin on Januray 1st, 1835, and would last until approximately September of that same year, exact date disputed, mostly successful in their mission. Party 1, commanded by leader John Lader Spyman, a Scottich immigrant entrusted by the government, would be the first to finish their expedition, and Party 6, led by M'hua Gonzalez-Beda would be the last. All of the parties would have to deal with similar obstacles, such as the rainforest, mountains to some extent, and heavy rains and crap like that.
Parties 5 and 6 are notable because of their failures in accomplishing their missions. Party 5 was almost a universally agreed failure, as the group of four individuals, led by one Francisco Mozen Trinidad, was assigned to cross the path with included the largest mountain in all of the country, Mount Vezonya (Spanish: Montevezuña, Novodoman: Munta Vezun'na). Crossing the mountain proved difficult, as it was March, and despite their attempts to cross the mountain at its base, thick jungle made it impossible to cross. Trinidad ordered the party to cross the mountain, but snow and ice would cause the death of two of their group members, as well as the loss of all of their previous maps and sketches. The two remaining survivors were forced to abandon their friends' corpses and the expedition altogether, and returned to the village they started from. Party 6, led by M'ha Gonzales-Beda, a Marhuan descendant who had limited knowledge of the dense rainforest interior, was a failure due to the party getting lost in the jungle, and four out of the five party members, including Gonzales-Beda, would starve to death. The one who survived, name unknown, would later recount that the group was "ensnared in the grip of Death's ever-looming presence", and would also claim that one member of the party resorted to cannibalism.
The parties, in total, would explore a majority of Isula Girante and Manille Island, writing over 600 total pages of documentation, and compiling a comprehensive map of the islands' interiors, with fairly accurate topography and bio-regional maps as well, detailing the height of certain points of the land and the boundaries of jungles and grassy plains.
Unitary Wars & Remainder of 19th Century
Dates: May 4, 1836 - March 5, 1841
(Reunification of Siete Islas under Berto, el Hierro de Castillos)
- March 17, 1831
Location: Ricano Archipelago, New Caribbean Sea
Result: Unificationist victory:
- Siete Islas returns under el Hierro de Castillos
- Monarchist government destroyed
Territorial Changes: Monarchists government installed,
all islands ceded.
The nation would remain under Mario Matrus' leadership for a long time. Matrus would eventually abandon the pretense of hiding his illegitimate and despotic rise to power, but citing that the nation would be better off with him as head of state (specifically, the nation's king, and the leadership of Secta de las Leyes would be democratic and fair.
The nation's populace would be deeply divided on this topic. More than half of the public wanted el Hierro de Castillos to be instated as rightful ruler. After all, they argued, wasn't his father the original founder of the nation, and the one who decided on an inherited Commandancy? Wouldn't his son be a better ruler for the country than Matrus and Secta de las Leyes? The remainder of the population would be divided further, with the two largest beliefs being the want of a democratically ruled nation with el Hierro de Castillos, and a monarchy ruled nation with Matrus.
Matrus would install Secta de las Leyes as a ruling government system, similar to that of a parliament, with the ideas that every three years, elections would be held for one half of the body, meaning one who served in the sect would serve for six years total. The sect would also be expanded, now having about twenty members, when it originally had ten. Matrus falsely believed the public would all entirely be persuaded to join his side if he continued making such changes.
In 1836, however, a small group in support of Alejandro II and the monarchy would attack a rally for democratic nationalist supporters, killing anywhere from six to twenty people before being shot by the police. This attack would mark the beginning of Matrus' campaign of crushing his resistance and persecuting monarchists in an effort to keep Secta de las Leyes and himself in power.
Matrus would hold rallies and speeches, heavily guarded by police and the militia, of course, to gain support for his government, and slowly, he would gain more followers. He would name himself the new commander of the nation, and vowed to reinstate the Breakaway Commandancy and topple the legacy of de Castillos. This would mark the beginning of the Unitary Wars, a series of civil wars and conflicts to reunite the nation under one ruling government.
In (stopping point) 1837, an assassination attempt on Matrus would be carried out, ultimately failing, but it marked the point when Matrus, several weeks later, would declare monarchists and monarchist sympathizers a "plague on the fair Seven Isles", and a "scourge to democracy". Many today view Matrus' failed assassination as the main catalyst for the Unitary Wars.
A now 20-year-old Alejandro II would learn of his royal ancestry and illegitimate removal from the throne, and would begin to organize a collected rebellion to fight against Secta de las Leyes and remove Matrus from power. He and his supporters would meet in the place his father and the Breakaway Militia once met, within Puerto Mellor, unbeknownst to Matrus and his militia.
Matrus would begin to crack down on monarchist sympathizers. First, he established himself as "commander for life", which made many question his hatred of monarchist policies and the similarities of his rule and monarchist rule. He would then threaten monarchist sympathizers living in Puerto Mellor, saying that if anyone was caught expression sympathy for the rebellion, or even if anonymous tips so much as hinted that there was pro-rebellion sentiment, there would be legal consequences, such as fines, jail time, and even executions, depending on "the severity of the act".
Alejandro II would respond to this by holding a private coronation, in the secrecy of the meeting house of the rebellion. He would have a copy of the coronation orders sent to Matrus himself, and then would make copies to send around the city, so sympathizers and those loyal to Matrus' government would both know that Alejandro II was now Prince of the Monarchist Rebellion.
Commander Matrus, furious, would call for Alejandro II's execution, citing his disobedience of the government and naming him an "open threat to the islands", as well as offering a substantial reward to anyone, militia or civilian, who could track him down and kill him.
Prince Alejandro would make sure to evade capture, sometimes barely escaping with his life, and losing several close friends in various raids conducted by democratic and Matrusist soldiers. The democratic soldiers were almost always successful in their attacks on monarchist strongholds. This would make Alejandro question the loyalty of his soldiers, and eventually, his suspicions would be confirmed when one of his most trusted advisers and the man who performed the coronation ceremony, an man supposedly named Juan Choval, was caught passing information to the democratic government, and was a saboteur in the plans to lead a rebellion. Not much information is known about Choval, except a journal entry from another member of the rebellion, saying Choval was killed by one of Alejandro's guards in a failed attempt to escape.
Alejandro would begin to show signs of paranoia, with several sources citing he began to show heightened anxiety and ideas of conspiracy and mutiny within the rebellion. He would be supposedly dissuaded of these notions, but the mindset would continue to plague him for as long as he was leader of the rebellion.
In 1828, Alejandro would declare the rebellion as a legitimate political entity with intents to regain control of the government, and would officially declare war against the democratic government. This is an issue of controversy, as no documentation can be found proving that the the demoractic regime of Matrus had ever made a formal declaration of war against the rebellion, yet the phrasing of the monarchists' declaration of war implies a reciprocation of a recently made declaration. Another minor controversy is the beginning date of the war. Some believe that the official monarchist declaration of war is the beginning date of the war, while others argue the war began at Matrus' failed assassination.
The first battle of the war would not be fought until several weeks after the declaration was announced. The battle would occur in Puerto Selvazona, and would result in the lost of twenty-one lives total, lasting a little over two hours. The battle begun when several democratic raiders were preparing to assault a secret location discovered in Selvazona belonging to monarchist sympathizers and rebels, who fought back in an attempt to preserve several secret documents sent to the location to help them aid in the rebellion.
The battle lasted two hours and fifteen minutes, and all fifteen of the rebels holding down the location were killed in the fighting, along with six of the democratic-aligned fighters. Then remainder of the fighters would successfully seize and pass on the documents to Matrus and the government, before burning the house as a show to any reserved monarchists that their resistance would fail.
Matrus would use the seized documents to plan and coordinate a campaign to methodically eliminate all monarchist resistance, and to capture Alejandro II for his public execution. The Prince, however, would continue to improvise tactics, first by conducting, on the night of December 1111, 1828, a secret exodus involving many monarchist sympathizers, reserved and outspoken, out of Puerto Mellor to the north, to a small village in the Manille Island countryside whose residents sympathized with their cause.
The village, named Ihezure, would become the birthplace of the Insurrection of the Crown, a movement led by Prince Alejandro II that would eventually overthrow the democratic government and end the Unitary Wars.
In Ihezure, the movement would begin to build in secret. The village was secluded in a remote area of Manille Island's rainforests, away from the government's viable reach, but still under the nation's rule. Ihezure mayor Marzo Trifo would help import smuggled weapons from sympathizers working in the democratic regime, and would recruit volunteers for a militia to fight the democratic regime.
For one year, the militia would prepare alone in Ihezure under Alejandro's leadership, and eventually, Trifo would be instated as commander of the militia by Alejandro. Throughout the year of 1829, the rebellion would train to face the democratic soldiers, as well as building defenses and fortifications around Ihezure to secure the city in the event the militia would need to flee back to the city if they were successfully driven back from Mellor by the regime.
In January of 1830, the militia, approximately 700 men strong, would march to Puerto Mellor to take back the city and the government for the monarchy and Prince Alejandro II. The resulting battle would be named "The Unitary Battle", and would be the costliest and deadliest battle of the entire war.
The march lasted several weeks, until February 26th of the same year, when the march was stopped by democratic forces outside of Mellor. Trifo stated his alliance to the monarchist movement and Alejandro II, then demanded that Matrus be removed of power, otherwise he and his men would storm the capital and remove him by force. This was met be resistance from the guards protecting the city, who dug in and readied themselves for a battle. Reluctantly, Trifo ordered his men to advance and fight the democratic soldiers.
The battle would last one week and one day, from February 26th to March 5th, and would result in a decisive monarchist victory. The city's democratic defenses fell, armed monarchist-sympathizing civilians assisted in fighting the militia, and Trifo and his men would storm the palace and capture it. Matrus is documented as having been killed in the siege, with him spotted fighting against several rebels entering the palace before being shot twice and collapsing.
With monarchy back in control, the democratic process would be entirely shut down to prevent another insurrection from occurring and removing the Prince from power. On March 17th 1830, the day of his birth, the official coronation would be officially held, making him now Prince Alejandro II, Principe del Sol y de Las Siete Islas, at 24 years old.
However, this would not be the end of the conflicts between monarchists and democrats across the islands who still argued about what systems of government should be installed. Many democratic supporters viewed the coronation as a direct threat to national security and civil security, and the death of Matrus angered many democratic extremists. Many also felt that Alejandro had been to influenced by the Spanish monarchy, various claims being made that he was corrupt and immoral for following the "imperialist manners", with arguments also being made for full independence for all seven of the islands. Democrats also viewed the monarchy as a direct antithesis of everything the nation stood for and as disrespectful of the Breakaway War and those who died fighting in it.
Alejandro saw the controversies posed a threat, as the nation was still recovering from the Unitary War, they could not risk a second civil conflict so soon after the first. As a result, Alejandro, reluctantly, agreed to a conference in Puerto Selvazona with democratic representatives in an attempt to make an agreement.
On October 5th, 1830, Alejandro and various diplomats met with democratic community representatives in the courthouse of Selvazona and created an agreement titled the Fair Representation Accords. These accords, sometimes referred to as the Fairness Accords or the FRA, mostly outline and authorize the devolution of some government power, and thus, the king's power, into several more democratic and divisive processes. For example, the creation of a national parliamentary assembly, similar to the British Parliament, and the distribution of powers to several departments which delegated the actions of certain arms of the government. This helped ease tensions between those arguing for both sides of the political debate, but many still, especially radicals and extremists, still wanted to have Prince Alejandro pay for the death of Matrus and the destruction of Secta de las Leyes.
The parliament was modeled using ideas from various other democratic processes in other nations, taking inspiration from things such as the United States' Congress, British and other European parliaments, and ideas from other Latin American nations.
Tensions were rising between many on both sides of the debate, with threats being made against Prince Alejandro and the new Siete Islas parliament. The Prince knew he had to either make drastic changes to the government in an attempt to meet the demands of both sides, but possibly stripping him of rank and power and creating a corrupt or otherwise unfit government, or he could try and convince his criticizers to compromise. Alejandro decided the second option was best, and held various speeches and rallies across major Siete Islas cities and towns to gather supporters.
Digital reconstruction of the original tricolor flag
designed by Alejandro.
Over the next decade, and into the 1840s, Alejandro would begin remodeling the nation with more democratic policies, usch as the eventual addition of several checks of power between lower sections of government, expanding the parliament with more members, and the creation of different departments who would specialize in governing a specific category or subject in the government, such as military or medical.
Also, Alejandro asked for the creation of a new flag to better reflect the nation's new policies, and thus turned to European flags for inspiration. The creation of the tricolor, after much deliberation, was approved. The tricolor would take ideas from European and Colombian flags, but would in turn be inspiration for the Bandericano and other later flags. The meaning of the colors would be later stated:
"The crimson stands for the blood spilled from the breast of the father, the son, the brother, the man, for his nation Siete Islas. White stands for the present, as we reconstruct our nation from ruin, painting our legacy on a 'blank canvas', if you will. The gold stands for our hopeful and bright future, which looks ever more promising with each step we take in its direction."
In 1842, it's reported that Alejandro II fell in love with a woman named Rosa Arcas, who many feared would corrupt him. Arcas held many democratic beliefs, and it is reported that she did sympathize with the democratic regime under Matrus. As a result, many who supported the prince believed he was at risk of being overthrown by her and being replaced with another commander or leader like Matrus, or that she would incite another civil war. Many of these fears were grounded in the belief that Alejandro II was going to eventually be corrupted fully by the democratic ideals he was installing into the nation's government.
In 1845, Alejandro and Arcas would marry, thus making her princess of the state. Arcas claimed she would not interfere with government, and she did not. During her marriage to the Prince, it has not been recordednthat she has, at any point, interacted or involved herself with national affairs. This was most likely due to public distrust of her in power, and her attempting to prevent any drastic actions from being taken against her.
On February 27th, 1846, the Princess would give birth to a child. The child would be a girl, much to the dismay of Prince Alejandro, who treated the girl harshly and berated his wife for giving him a daughter rather than a male heir.
Civil War and Recovery
La Paz De Los Ricos is composed of about thirteen major volcanic islands, with hundreds of lesser islands in the archipelago, all about 200 miles off the southwestern coast of Mexico, straddling the boundary between the Cocos and Pacific tectonic plates. The country is mostly mountainous, with the largest mountain, Mount Vezon'na (Montevezuña) residing in the Sureste mountain chain. The remainder of the country is composed of other, smaller ranges, or is covered in rainforest due to its proximity to the equator. Its northern
La Paz De Los Ricos is considered a sub-tropical or tropical nation, mostly leaning on the former. Due to the nation's position off the coast of Central America, and it's position on the equator, the climate stays stable year-round, experiencing little drastic fluctuations in temperature and rainfall. The mountain climate is mostly a cold, dry climate, especially in the Sureste mountain chain. The north of the country is mostly sub-tropical, with very small temperate patches, and the south and central regions have a tropical wet climate.
La Paz De Los Ricos is also considered to be extremely bio-diverse, being ranked in the top 10 of the most biodiverse nations on the planet. The rainforests have many different species, such as the mani falcon, the banana slug, and many species of rainforest trees, such as the indigenous Edalcter Ades species. The nation has much fertile soil, so crops are easily grown, especially in the central regions around Lake Mitzilano. The environment has been remarked as "heavenly" and "paradise" by many tourists of the country. The famed beaches host a wide variety of arthropod species.
The main language of Los Ricos is Spanish, due to the fact they were colonized by the Spanish Empire in 1834. However, the natives began to create their own dialect of Spanish, mixing their old tongue with the new European language. This resulted in the birth of an entire different language, named "Novodoma," which means "New Language" in that tongue. The Spanish had to leave the island in 1898 as a result of the beginning of the Spanish-American War, since they no longer had the resources to invest in the Archipelago. This gave the natives new opportunities to pioneer Novodoman as a new Romance language.
As the world became more modernized, the language continued to evolve, from clan to clan, from tribe to tribe, from person to person, the tongue grew, new words being introduced left and right, and eventually, by the time La Paz De Los Ricos was fully united in 2004, the language had grown to rival Spanish, Italian, and French in terms of its complexity. It was finally recognized as an official language in 2009, when it was discovered more than half of the population of Los Ricos spoke Novodoman as a first language. Los Ricos learned English as it began to become more globalized. As English was the language of money, they began to teach it in schools and speak it in public to encourage the populace to pick up English as a second or third language. Nowadays, most of the populace speaks regular Spanish as a first language, Novodoman is known by between one third of the populace as a first or second language, and a very similar number understand English, at about one half of the populace learning it as a second or third tongue.
Metro area population
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Nava Cɾ̣udad Ricano
La Paz de Los Ricos is a federal diarchy. This means that Los Ricos invests power in the two co-rulers who preside over most of the laws and decisions, but also bases acts on Parliament as well.
The monarchs is considered to consist of the two corulers of Los Ricos, currently Kings Alejandro Désio Rámos del Sol V and Endrijo Mezikou do Castellios. These two rulers do not hold absolute power. They do technically "lead" the country, but like the United States, there is a system of checks and balances to prevent any one person from holding absolute power.
The Parliament Joint is the two different sections of parliament designated for the provinces and districts of Los Ricos. As La Paz de Los Ricos is a federal state, it is consisted of provinces, eighteen to be exact, which also get a seat in the affairs of La Paz de Los Ricos. The eighteen provinces are divided into two different parliaments, along with one federal district as the main board of power for each of these parliaments.
The Hariano Parliament consists of the nine provinces Fujora, Manille, Enilles, Cuereio, Montejonas, Gran Dorado, Nava Aragon, and Abaret, with Zueravenidad Federal District as the head of Hariano.
The Onua Pariament consists of the nine provinces Giyano, Lucosta, Sureste, Montevezuña, Viexa Morelia, Nava Morelia, Arezuela, Monabéra, and Hatexosia, with Soveranéja Federal District as the head of Onua.
Next come the Departments. In total, there are eight departments. They are Welfare, Judicial, Environmental, Foreign Affairs, Excelsior Affairs, Military, Economic, and Sciences.
- Welfare Department is in charge of the minimum wage and requirements of Los Ricos's lower middle class and poorest citizens. This branch also donates the most to the nation's citizens, estimating around 869 billion paxiléos on an average year.
- Judicial Department is, of course, in charge of the law and order of Los Ricos. This branch is in charge of setting up legal requirements and minimum ages and funding the Ricano police and task force.
- Environmental Department must deal with the environment and quality of Los Ricos' ecosphere. They must sometimes partner with the next department when international measures must be taken to protect the picturesque Ricano ecology.
- Foreign Affairs Department exists to deal with issues that exist on an international scale, outside of the Excelsior Pact. Telegrams are revised by theis department before they are sent, and all incoming telegrams are reviewed by this department as well. They also review World Assembly resolutions before voting on them and decide their morality.
- Excelsior Affairs Department is a joint branch of Foreign Affairs, except they deal with issues concerning the Excelsior Pact and its allies. This branch often interacts with other allied nations such as Nuvasduaer, Kcsr, Montagones, and other such nations which exist in the Excelsior Pact alongside Los Ricos
- Military Department is very small and underfunded, since Los Ricos for the most part shies away from military confrontation and exercises, preferring diplomacy above violence. This department is also often times partnered with Foreign Affairs and Excelsior Affairs to assist with their constant monitoring of the world.
- Economic Department deals with the economy of Los Ricos. They manage the paxiléos and how they are distributed. As a result, they are often partnered with the Welfare Department to help monitor the flow of paxiléos around the nation.
- Sciences Department must deal with the nations health and safety as a priority, then focus on the stars. This department is often partnered with Environmental Studies when going on ecological and biological surveys throughout the nation.
GDP (nominal) per capita:
(THIS IS STILL A MASSIVE WORK IN PROGRESS, PLEASE CONSIDER MUCH OF THIS BOOK IS INCOMPLETE)