In 1980 the UR and Portugal cleared the regions of Goa, Darda and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu, and the Western third of Maharashtra to 25 miles east of the cities of Pune and Nashik and the road connecting them. The UR continues to establish three republics in the region, Goa, Mumbai, and Maharashtra. Maharashtra has since expanded eastward to take the whole OTL Maharashtra province and southward as well. These Republics formed a military and economic alliance known as the Three Republics. Mumbai lost nearly 4 million people to zombies. Mumbai is a major industrial and commerce center for the region. Maharashtra relies on Mumbai to sell its good, while Mumbai relies on Maharashtra for many goods and raw materials.