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Federation of New Holland
Neu-holländische Föderation
Timeline: The Hanseatic Republic
Federation of New Holland FoNHCoA
Flag Coat of Arms
Australiasince1979
Political map of Australia with the Federation shown in grey.
Anthem "An die Föderation"
Capital Marienhafen
Largest city Marienhafen
Other cities Neu-Lübeck
Language
  official
 
German, Dutch
  others Aboriginal languages
Religion
  main
 
Protestantism
  others None
Demonym New Hollander
Government Parliamentary Democracy
  legislature Federal Council
None
Population 13.000.000 
GDP
  Total:
 
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  per capita {{{gdp_capita}}}
Established 1971
Independence from Hanseatic Republic
Currency New Holland Mark
The Federation of New Holland (German: Neu-holländische Föderation; Dutch: Nieuw hollandse Federatie) is a confederation of the six provinces Kap Jorck, Carpentaria (German: Karpentarien), New Lübeck (German: Neu Lübeck), Western Australia (German: Westaustralien), Central Australia (German: Zentralaustralien) and Friedmannland, which were formed from the former Hanseatic oversea provinces by the same names. It is a industrial nation and known for it's successful space program.

History

Previously in the Hanseatic Republic

In the late 18th century, the Hanseatic Republic was overpopulated to its limits. The rapid economical growth had attracted thousands of mostly German or Dutch people, who settled down in Bremen, Lübeck, Hamburg or Kiel. The High Council of the Republic in Lübeck decided, that there was a desperate need for a large settlement colony.

The landing of the HRS Hamburg

Many scoutships where sent to all known continents. Finally one of them, the HRS Hamburg, commanded by Captain Heinrich Bosel, arrived at the Cape York Peninsula on September 6, 1795. The ship landed at Hamburg Bay and the crew set up Marienhafen, a trading outpost and Dahlsenburg a military fortress, named after the then-in-office chancellor of the republic.

Growth and conflicts

Over the years, Marienhafen grew from an outpost into a town of nearly 1.000 inhabitants in 1801. Farmers from Europe advanced further into the outback of the Cape York Peninsula and large agricultural areas were created. In the 19th century, Cape Yorck was widely known as "Granary of the Republic", which is also the nickname of the modern province Kap Jorck. More settlements were established on the coastlines of Cape Yorck and the Gulf of Carpentaria.

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