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Republic of KwaXhosa
IRiphabliki ye KwaXhosa
Timeline: 1983: Doomsday

OTL equivalent: KwaXhosa
KwaXhosa
Flag of KwaXhosa
South Africa Map 2013 (DD)
Location of KwaXhosa

Motto
Unity is strength (Xhosa)

Capital Bisho
Largest city Bisho
Other cities Umtata
Language
  official
 
Xhosa
  others Sesotho, English, Afrikaans
Area 48000 km²
Population 3,000,000 
Currency KwaXhosan Imali

The Republic of KwaXhosa is a successor state to South Africa, primarily populated by the Xhosa people. The nation was founded after the unification of the self-governing homelands of Transkei and Ciskei in 1988. Much of KwaXhosa's history has been marred by fighting with neighboring New Britain.

History

Shortly after Doomsday, South Africa succumbed to infighting between the various races and factions after the central government collapse. While areas directly under the apartheid governance collapsed, the bantustans were able to establish order within their borders. By stopping chaos spreading refugees from entering the country, Transkei and Ciskei were able to maintain law and order. As time went on these two fledgling nations drew closer together. Their common race and tongue allowed them to build a friendly relationship and in 1988, the bantustans united into the Republic of KwaXhosa.

Shortly after its formation, KwaXhosa found itself at odds with New Britain. KwaXhosa disputed their eastern border with the Anglo-African state and over the years fought several borders wars with them. Relations continued to sour due to the rough treatment shown sympathetic ethnic Xhosans in Port Elizabeth. The continous fighting with New Britain led to an increasing anti-white faction to control the KwaXhosa government, despite the efforts of more moderates Xhosans. In 1994, the democratic government of KwaXhosa was ovethrown in a military coup.

In 2006, during the ANZC/SAC joint occupation of Republic of the Cape, New Britain took the opportunity to launch a full invasion of KwXhosa and attack the northern Orange Free State. KwaXhosa's army was routed by New Britain and the Union Flag was raised in Bisho. The Orange Free State, however, resisted.

KwaXhosa now found itself occupied by a foreign power. Insurgencies and underground movements sprang up. New Britain eventually made peace with the Orange Free State and in 2009 ended its occupation of KwaXhosa. This was due both to the intense insurgency against New Britain and pressure from the League of Nations and the New Union of South Africa. A new democratic government was established following the pull out by New British forces. It was this government that agreed to pay 5% of their GDP as tribute to New Britain, reduce and limit the size of their armed forces and become a member of the African Economic Community.

Anti-New Britain insurgents, however, continue to operate inside KwaXhosa, attacking targets inside the country and in New Britain. To aide in fighting these insurgents, KwXhosa and New Britain have both agreed to allow peacekeepers from the Azanian League to enter KwaXhosa and help destroy the insurgent bases.

Sports

KwaXhosa is a member of FIFA.

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