Hello! Are you new to TWI?
Razzgriz, this the map of the Khas-Kirat Empire (outer hangates only for now; inner hangates in AM and SM are way difficult to draw; also left out are port cities in Thuzbekistan and Michigonia but who's got time for that :P)
PS: The map form is by Noronica
With the demise of Samudera from map, three different hangates are gone. We need to invade more clay :P
Like you, Xrevaro kingdoms were only briefly members of the Khas-Kirat Empire and they didn't even bother to become hangates.
Who else wants to be part of this not HRE?
Also i need the discord link
How did you hear about The Western Isles? Tags on The World
What's some information about yourself (hobbies, interests, country, etc.)? I map on OpenGeoFiction. That's about it
What kind of nation are you trying to make? Small Island nation, good at football, very prosperous.
He has come to kick butt and chew gum. But he is all out of gum.
Yes, my rabble rousing is going beautifully!
Are you okay with the history I sent you or do you want to change anything in it? I don't mean to be pushy with it but I would like to get involved with Wake Sud ASAP :p
You know about the wake sud factbook, right?
Si. What I was referring to was this:
The Svalbardian-Totzkan War was a war fought between Polar Svalbard, the Totzkan Union (New Totzka) and the Kingdoms of Wake Sud, Wake Atolla and North Wake from 1983 to 1990 over the sovereignty of the Wake Islands. Most of the fighting took place on the Wake Islands with smaller naval skirmishes occasionally occurring in the North Mesder Sea between the Totzkan and Svalbardian navies.
Following the Totzkan Revolution (1961-1979), the various Totzkan nations had unified under the ideology of Totzkan Unionism which advocated for uniting all Totzkans into a federation of states. Totzkan War Hawks and nationalists argued that large Totzkan minority living across the Wake Islands should be included within this federation. Totzka also sought to increase its control over the North Mesder in order to prevent another Svalbardian invasion of its northern coastline, as had happened in 1916 and 1946.
On 17th of September 1983 Totzka launched an invasion, codenamed Operation Alexander, and occupied Wake Sud, claiming islandís Totzkan minority were facing ethnic cleansing. The Totzkan Armed Forces claimed they were in control of the tiny island nation at 0300 on the 8th of September. In response Polar Svalbard issued a statement guaranteeing the sovereignty of Wake Sud and the other Wake Islands.
Although Wake Atolla and North Wake, which were loosely allied with Wake Sud, had proclaimed neutrality in the conflict both were quickly dragged into the war. Svalbardian forces landed uninvited on the island of North Wake on the 1st of November, ostensibly to protect the islandís sovereignty. Both Totzkan and Svalbardian forces landed Wake Atolla in late November and first shots were exchanged between the two nations at 0723 on the 23rd of November.
The war was generally fought to a stalemate and although the individual islands regularly swapped hands neither nation able to expel the other from the islands. Polar Svalbard generally had control over the sea but were unable to cut off the Totzkan supply lines to the islands. The UCCR supplied the Totzkan Union, which was under the Populist-Socialist government of President Chirapati, with arms and aid during the war.
Following President Chiripatiís fall from power, the new government of Totzkan began to seek to peace with Polar Svalbard and a ceasefire was called on the 24th of December 1989. On the 10th of January 1990 the Treaty of Karanoa was signed in which both nations agreed to withdraw their forces and respect the sovereignty of the Wake Islands.
The Wake Islands is an archipelago located in the North Mesder Sea between Polar Svalbard, Totzka and Nhoor. The largest islands are Wake Atolla, North Wake, and Wake Sud. The islands were first settled by First Wave People in around C.8,000 BCE and today First Wave People still make up the majority ethnic group on the Islands.
Throughout the late Middle Ages and early Renaissance, the Kingdom of Zazchey (located in modern Polar Svalbard) and the Kingdom of Pamilya (located in modern Totzka) regularly fought with each other and with the Wakeite rulers for control over the islands. Records indicated that from 1250 to 1610 twenty-eight wars were fought over the archipelago with the various islands enduring long periods under either Zazchey or Pamil occupation. During the periods of Pamil occupation, the longest lasting from 1356 to 1432, Pamil migrants, usually soldiers, would often settle on the islands establishing a large Totzkan community across the archipelago.
By the 17th century Pamilya could no longer compete militarily with the emerging Svalbardian Empire with the last war fought between two states prior to the twentieth century ending in a total defeat for Pamilya. In 1916, while Polar Svalbard invaded the Viceroyalty of Rio de Ouro, during the War for the Contested Crown, Pamilya, which was loosely allied with Rio de Ouro, attempted to invade the Wake Islands, which were now a collection of independent kingdoms. The invasion was prevented by the Svalbardian navy. In 1943 during the Imperial War Rio de Ouro would successfully invade and occupy the Islands with the intention of using it as a staging point for an invasion of Polar Svalbard. The Wake Islands regained their independence following the defeat of the Neo-Imperialists in 1948.
Following the conclusion of Totzkan Revolution in 1979 the Totzkan Union was created, uniting Pamilya with South Totzka. In 1981 Yhaiva was invaded and annexed into the Totkan Union. Emboldened by their success in Yhaiva War Hawks and hard-line Totzkan Unionists argued that the Wake Islands, with its large Totzkan minority, were the next states to be added to the Union and plans were drawn up for an invasion of the archipelago. The Totzkan President, Amitabh Sanjiv, decided against invasions of the islands, unwilling to risk war with Polar Svalbard over the islands. Sanjivís assassination in 1983 enabled Suraj Chirapati to take power as president. Chirapati was generally less trustful of the Totzkan military than his predecessor and historians have argued that he believed keeping the military preoccupied in a war would limit the threat they posed to his own power.
Following the Imperial War the Totzkan minority on Wake Sud were increasingly marginalised and persecuted by both the government and majority First Wave population. Resentment from the 1943 invasion along with fears that the Totzkan-Wakeites would force the island to join the Totzkan Union led to a rise in ethnic violence against the Totzkan minority on the island. An incident in which a Totzkan majority suburb in Karanoa was destroyed brought outcry across Totzka and on the 1st of September 1983 President Chirapati issued a statement claiming the Totzkan government would protect ďTotzkans everywhere by any means necessaryĒ. Sixteen days later Totzka invaded Wake Sud.
Course of the War
Peace and Aftermath
By the late 1980s the war was becoming increasingly unpopular as thousands of young Totzkans were conscripted to fight in a seemingly unending war. Programmes to rebuild Totzka following the destruction of the Totzkan Revolution had been halted as resources were diverted to the war effort. Outside of Pamilya almost all Totzkans supported ending the war.
On the 18th of December 1989 the federal legislature of Totzka, the Comiss„o Popular, with the aid of the Estado Parazina Police Force arrested, tried and executed President Chirapati for attempting to subvert the Totzkan constitution. A new provisional government arose, led by future President AdoíRosmakona Iagano, which began to seek peace with Polar Svalbard. A ceasefire was called on the 24th of December 1989 with both nationís sending diplomats travelling to Karanoa to negotiate a peace treaty. The Treaty of Karanoa was signed on the 10th of January 1990. According to the treaty:
Totzka and Polar Svalbard would withdraw their forces from the Wake Islands and a DMZ would established around the islands
Totzka and Polar Svalbard would agree to a policy of non-intervention in the internal politics of the Wake Islands.
Totzkan-Wakeites would be allowed adequate representation in the governments of the Wake Islands.
Eight years later Polar Svalbard broke the terms of the treaty by annexing North Wake. Totzka which was suffering from a struggling economy and internal political chaos in the wake of the Sindicato AristocrŠtico Scandal, were unable to respond with military force. Totzkaís ineffective complaints to the League of the Western Isles were seen as national humiliation for the country. In 2016 Polar Svalbard moved to annex Wake Atolla and again Totzka offered no response to breaking of the Treaty of Karanoa. In 2019 tensions between Polar Svalbard and Wake Sud, the last independent Wake Island, began to flare up.
(It might need a better name though?)