Colombia was created in 1996 following the War of Amazonia when Gran Colombia surrendered to the United Republics and were created as a territory under the United Republics administration. The United Republics immediately installed reforms to limit poverty and increase education. The coastline is outfitted with anti-air, anti-tank, anti-ship missiles. Colombia's Hispanic culture and origin has meshed well with the United Republics' similar Hispanic culture. Colombia's massive population has been very accepting of its future within the United Republics as they will for the first time in recent history, be a part of a democratic representation. Colombia is considered a state with a massively growing population. Colombia's economy is focused on the oil, lumber and many other natural resources. The United Republics has begun to limit the use of these natural resources and has installed solar panels and other green energy measures because once Colombia is admitted, they will be subject to Operation BrighterFuture Act, which limits emissions, and the use of the United Republics' national resources for other nations use.