The Republic of the Holy United Crown (also known as the Republic of the Mafia or Meridione) is a survivor state in southern and central Italy.
The Era of the Gold for the Mafia
When the bombs falls in Italy the southern regions of Campania and Apulia were in the death throes of chaos, and many believed the Camorra Clan was the only who can protect them.
In 1964 the Camorra contacted the Sacra Corona Unita, a Mafia located in Apulia. A document was drafted, the Accord of Caserta the Republic of the Holy United Crown was proclaimed, with capital in Naples.
The Assembly of the Syndicates elected Pasquale Simonetti Capo Clan of the Republic, granting him absolute powers. One of the first orders of business was killing the military of the Arm of the Carabinieri and of the police of the state. Those who weren't killed joined the Mafia or fled into Sicily.
The Assembly of the Syndicates have set up the Holy United Police, a Police force composed by criminals, bandits, soldiers of the Clans and volunteers.
Only some soldiers have attempted to oppose Armed Resistance against the Republic, this event was called "La rivolta dei Bersaglieri", why the leader of the revolt a major of the Bersaglieri.
The political opposition is composed of Communist, Nationalists, Democrats, Neo-Fascists elements. The resistance was take down, and Fascism and Communism was banned in the Republic.
After some years of stabilizing in the Republic, they have started the operation "Reunion", with the occupation of Basilicata and Molise.
After a recruitment of 100,000 man in Apulia and Campania they have created the Holy United Army.
The Molise was captured in two weeks, after the Battle of Campobasso, the Holy United Army have started to advanced in Basilicata, who have joined The republic voluntarily. In 1975 the republic controls the ex-regions of the Campania, Apulia, Molise and Basilicata. The Holy United Army has attempted annexation of the Roman Republic, though neither force made any significant gains.
Gaining more than 50,000 volunteers from the annexed regions, the Holy United Army advanced and conquered the city of Pesaro, the last city to resist the Republic of the Mafia. This firefight lasted for two months.
After the annexation of Marche they have recruied 50,000 men, bringing at 150,000 military the Holy United Army, they have also a strong Navy composed by 50,000 miltary and for now a weak Air Force, composed of 20,000 militry.
Landing in Liguria
In 1995 the Republic of Holy United Crown made a landing in Liguria, nominated "Operazione Ionio", the major objectives of the Republic were the ports of Savona, Imperia, Genoa and La Spezia, to annex Liguria and after the Piedmont. They underestimated the Italian Armed Forces, the most organized and modern Armed Forces in the Peninsula, second only to the Sicilian Armed Forces.
During the attack on Genoa most of the ships in the Holy United Navy were destroyed before even docking. Only one ship with 50 soldiers docked, and they managed to occupy a building for one hour, killing a family and a policeman who tried to stopped the soldiers. After a short firefight the remaining men were forced to surrender to the Italian Army. The other ships of the Operation was cut down even before docked in the ports of the main objectives.
After a military court, the remaining soldiers were quickly convicted and promptly executed.
Resistance to the Republic
Since the conquest of all of Southern Italy, many people, in one way or another, have started to aggressively resist to a state composed of ex-criminals. The groups of resistance are growing with many people who have joined in the ranks of the various resistance groups. The groups are mainly composed of Communist, Italian Nationalists, Neo-Fascists, and they are supplied by the Italian Republic, Sicily, Tuscany, Roman Republic, Sardinia, Venice and San Marino.
The Republic of the Holy United Crown is hostile at all the Italian post-nations, is also hated by all political factions in Italy. Most nations with no stake in Italy have refused to establish any kind of relations, political or otherwise. Tense borders are maintained with the Roman Republic and Sicily.