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Scotland
Alba
Timeline: St. George's Night

OTL equivalent: Scotland, minus Lothian and the southern Lowlands, plus the Isle of Man.
Flag of Scotland
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Alba shown in purple, with fellow members of the Celtic League in blue.

Motto
Nemo me ipmune lacessit. (Latin)
("No one provokes me with impunity.")

Anthem "Scotland forever"
Capital Stirling
Largest city Glasgow
Other cities Aberdeen
Language Scottish Gaelic, Scots, Norn
Religion Christianity
Ethnic Groups
  main
 
Scots
  others Flemings, Norwegians, Irish
Demonym Scottish
Government Republic
  legislature Parliament
Chancellor
Established 800s
Independence from Denmark, Livonian Order
  declared 1296
  recognized 1357
Currency Scottish pound

Alba (Gaelic), or Scotland (Scots), is a parliamentary republic located in the northern third of the British isles. Founded by the MacAlpin dynasty, a Dalriadic ruling house which subjugated the Pictish inhabitants of northern Britain, Alba dates back to the 800s, and has a survived invasions by Vikings and Angles. More recently, Alba has acted as the leader of the Celtic League, in rivalry with Anglia to the south, and remains a significant naval and mercantile power. Scotland was convulsed by a noble revolt which replaced the Stewart dynasty in the 1500s, in which Anglia annexed much of its southern territory. Dominated by the Gaelic lords of its periphery, who controlled a powerless monarchy, Scotland fought a series of wars against Anglian domination through the 1500s - during the 1610s-20s, it was effectively under Anglian occupation. Convulsed by republican and reformist religious sentiments emanating from its Iroquois-influenced New World territories, Scotland gradually weakened its nobles, abandoned the monarchy, and founded the Celtic League in the 1700s, constructing a network of pan-Atlantic defensive alliances designed to contain Anglia. Since then, the two states have cycled through periods of détente and renewed tensions, although Scotland has been able to maintain its independence - and, indeed, its aggressive libertinism and political radicalism seems designed to reject the staid political culture of Anglia as vociferously as possible.