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The First Republic of Narva was a State along the northern coast of the Finnish Gulf, on the Western Shore of the Peipus-Pskov Lake system, from the yeas 1613-1639. It was a Vassal State of Pskov, Created from the remains of the Short-Lived Duchy of Livonia. The Republic had its beginnings in 1612 after the successful second siege of Narva. The Pskovian garrison, led by General Vetcheslav Volkov, begin their occupation. While beginning as a military dictatorship, the State slowly moved toward a more democratic from of government since the capitulation of Livonia in 1614 after the conclusion of the Livonian War. After the Elevation of Stepan Lavrov to the rank of Veliky Knyaz (Grand Prince), Vecheslav Volkov, "elected" mayor of Narva and head of the eastern occupation zone, was granted the title Knyaz-Namestnik (Prince-Namestnik; Viceroy) by the now-Grand Prince Stepan "The Conqueror". One of the first things saw to by the new military government was the cementing of his authority, and to do so, the Pskovian garrison of 3000 men was used. However, after the death of Vecheslav "Huntide", the republic only lasted three more years, before being torn up by civil conflict, catalyzed by the de-democratization done by Vecheslav's Daughter, Maria, in an event that would later be called the War of Gunnar the Bastard
The beginnings of the Republic of Narva can be traced back to the military occupation regime of Pskov after their success in the second siege of Narva. The Pskovians had to administer the lands they conquered in subsequent years, and the center of this became Narva, the first city captured by Pskov. The general stationed there, Vecheslav Volkov was "elected" the mayor of Narva and was granted the responsibility to govern the Eastern Occupation Zone, while his uncle, Dimitri Vokov, governed the Northern Zone (centered in Talinn). This administration was very much based off of what they had, and Volkov became the de facto ruler of the land as Knyaz rode for Narva. On August 1st 1613, he was Granted the title of Namestnik in Narva by Knyaz Stepan Lavrov, and on August 14th proclaimed, with the permission of the Knyaz of Pskov, the Republic of Narva. The State was officially recognized by the International community both de facto and de jure on April 25th, 1614 in the Treaty of Königsburg, which ended the Livonian war and ceded the area now known as the Republic and Principality of Narva to the Volkov Administration and de facto to the Narva Republic. The Republic of Tallinn was never fully realized as Dimitri Volkov died of his wounds before any real state-apparatus could be formed, so the soldiers were recalled to Narva and Pskov and the territory of the Northern occupation Zone granted to Prussian administrators. In celebration of his victory, Knyaz Stepan Lavrov was elevated to "Veliky Knyaz" (Grand Prince") and given the title "the great" by the Veche, and granted the title of Knyaz-Namestnik and the Principality of Narva began using Pskovian soldiers to consolidate its rule and legitimacy. In order to further legitimize his rule, he began "Estonifying" himself, and even, in the later years of his rule, after first promising to resign from the post, Estonified his name to "Huntide" and declared himself "Vurst and Knyaz-Namestnik of Narva", and decreed that his successors would simply use the title "Vurst of Narva", and would not officially derive their power from Pskov. He ruled benevolently and with the guidance of the riigikugu, a body he created to become the democratically elected parliament of Narva, until his death in 1636, growing the military and the economy, and increasing ties with Pskov's merchant class, growing the economy. However, due to all his promises before of resigning, and then later changing his mind, basically, he left the world and Narva without any true legislation on succession. and this, along with him having many illegitimate children, an illegitimate son named Gunnar, and a true-born daughter named Maria, led to the Narvan Succession Crisis.
War of Gunnar the Bastard
Short-lived successor during the War of Gunnar the Bastard
Formed After the War of Gunnar the Bastard.
Federal Republic of Eesti
In 1662 the Republic of Eesti and the Republic of Tallinn formally United into the Federal Republic of Eesti, with a formal division of powers of the Republic and Federal levels, with the Republics maintaining some control over military and matters concerning local affairs, while the Federal Government deals with issues dealing with Eesti as a whole, and "absolute control" over the military. However, final decisions on deployments on troops can be given to the Republics by executive decision. The flag got changed and whatnot ... I need to edit these more ...