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Commonwealth of the Bahamas
Timeline: The Era of Relative Peace

OTL equivalent: The Bahamas
Flag of the Bahamas Coat of arms of the Bahamas
Flag Coat of Arms
LocationBahamas
Location of Commonwealth of the Bahamas
Capital
(and largest city)
Nassau
Language English
Ethnic Groups
  main
 
Afro-Caribbean, Caribbean Islander
  others European, British, Black, Latino
Government Unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy
Monarch Elizabeth II
Independence from United Kingdom
  declared July 10, 1973
Organizations Commonwealth of Nations
The Bahamas is an island nation of the coast of Florida, United States and bordering the Turks and Caicos Islands. It was a former British Colony prior to its independence in 1973.

History

World War III

In November 1989, Cuban forces surprised the Allies by launching surprise attacks and invasions of several Caribbean islands and nations such as Haiti, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, and Navassa Island. The island nation was not spared; the nearby British overseas territory of the Turks and Caicos Islands was attacked and subsequently occupied. The Bahamas was not spared from these attacks was promptly invaded. The newly formed Bahamas Defense Force were quickly routed as they had no experience to combat. The BDF alongside local police forces did what resistance they could pose, but the Cubans overwhelmed majority of the islands and captured the capital of Nassau. Remaining BDF and police officers were scattered as isolated pockets of resistance. Some Bahamians escaped to nearby Florida where they would settle in temporary refugee camps throughout the remainder of the war. The invasion of the Turks and Caicos and the Bahamas provoked a response from the United Kingdom to declare war on Cuba. The UK then sent its troops to its Caribbean dependencies. Meanwhile, due to the proximity of the United States to the Bahamas, Florida Air National Guard units would conduct air attacks on Cuban positions. The U.S. Coast Guard and the Navy also engaged with the Cuban forces; the Navy launched precision strikes on enemy positions on the islands. Covertly, CIA paramilitary teams were deployed behind enemy lines to Bahamas and the other islands in the Caribbean that were occupied by Cuban forces.

The Bahamas was later liberated a month later by a joint-effort of the United States and the United Kingdom.

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