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The Silberach Republic, officially known as the Federal Republic of Silberach, is a country in the Southern Hemisphere of America, constituted by a federation of 19 "Länder" or states and an autonomous city. It is the third largest country in South America and its the second most populated German Speaking country in the world. The Silberach Republic is the most powerful nation on the Southern Hemisphere, currently rivaling its neighbors, the Republic of Brazil and the Tawuatinsuyo.
The earliest traces of human life are dated from the paleolithic period, and there are further traces in the Mesolithic and Neolithic However, large areas of the interior and piedmont were apparently depopulated during an extensive dry period between 4000 and 2000 BC.
1502: Voyage of Amerigo Vespucci.
1516: The Spanish navigator Juan Díaz de Solís Arrives in the current Silberach territory.
1520: The Spanish navigator Hernando de Magallanes recognizes the Patagonian region and discovers the Strait now named after him.
1536: Pedro de Mendoza established a small settlement at the end of the then named Rio de la Plata, named Buenos Aires, which was eventually abandoned in 1541.
1556: The Holy Roman Emperor Charles V retires from his charge. The Spanish realm is economically ruined, so further Spaniards exploration are diminished or abandoned in favor of the Caribbean areas.
1573: Maximilian II of the Holy Roman Empire takes possession of the Southern Hemisphere territories using its Habsburg bloodlines rights.
1575: A German colonist expedition, settles in the south end of the Silberach River (OTL: Rio de la Plata) and establishes the City of 'Großaue' (German: "Great River") in the abandoned ruins of the Buenos Aires settlement.
1583: The Emperor created the Imperiale Kolonie of Silberach on the Southern Hemisphere to take definitive control of the region against the Portuguese territorial claims.
- A series of colonization waves started to arrive from The Holy Roman Empire, sent under the promises of new lands and rights upon them. Most of these are of Christian Protestant faith, sent by the crown looking to avoid further religious conflicts in the European Empire lands.
1587: Two colonization waves are sent North and Norwest to occupy terrain, exploit potential resources and form alliances with the neighboring powers, during these waves, several Cities are founded further into the territory, including some of great importance.
- Conflicts arise between the colonists and the native aborigines. However, the Europeans manages to convert or form alliances with most of them.
1588: The city of Wenigbühl (Little Hill) is founded under the name of "Heiligen Glauben an Wenigbühl" (Holy Faith at the Little Hill), moved later to its current location on April 21th, 1593 due to native's attacks.
1589: The cities of Siebenbek (Seven Streams) is Founded on April 3rd, 1589 by Herr Johannes Türme Himmel as "The City of Himmel located on the place known as Siebenbek, Country of Paraná and Tape" by the Northern Colonization Wave; While the city of Nue-Stuttgart (New Stuttgart) is founded on July 6th, 1589 by the Norwest Colonization Wave.
1593: The city of Nue-Wiesbaden (New Wiesbaden) is founded on December 23rd, 1593 by a Herr (lord) from Wiesbaden.
Colonization and occupation of the territory continues, while the local economy reconfigures itself to improve the local life quality and to act as Source Material producer for the Empire, which improves the Europeans situation.
1638: The colonists manage a deal with the most aggressive northern civilizations, converting most of them.
- Trading with the Tawuatinsuyo begins in the Northern frontier.
Economy thrives while the colonization increases as Europeans from Spain and Italy arrives to the "Kolonie"
1806: The Holy Roman Empire was formally dissolved on 6 August 1806 when the last Emperor Francis II abdicated, following a military defeat by the French under Napoleon at Austerlitz.
- The "Imperiale Kolonie of Silberach" automatically gain its Independence so a transitional government begun to act instead of the former Imperial viceroy, culminating in the creation of the "Silberach Vereinigten Länder" (Silberach United Provinces) in December 1806.
1808: in May 19, the self-government council declares its disarticulation and the Creation of the definitive "Silberach Republic" under a Federal Parliamentary and democratic elective system.
1864: The Brazilian Empire launches an attack over the ancient Guaranitic territories of Paraguái, near the Silberach borders igniting a full scale war between both nations.
1865: The Tawantinsuyu seizes the opportunity and launches an annexation campaign on both the Brazilians and Silberachians territories. This is known as the Drei Fronten-Krieg or South American Triple War.
1870: The Silberachians managed to force back the Brazilian and the Incas reassuring the Paraguaí, the Cisplatinien and the Northern frontier.
- An armistice is sign with the Tawantinsuyu, and several months later, a final Peace Treaty in the now Silberanian city of Paraguái.
The continental area of Silberach is between the Andes mountain range in the west and the southern Atlantic Ocean in the east and south, bordering the Republic of Brazil in the north, and the Tawuatinsuyo in the northwest.
The Silberach nation is a federal, parliamentary, representative democratic Republic. The Silberachian political system operates under a framework laid out in the 1808 constitutional document known as the "Grundgesetz der Bundesrepublik Silberach" (Fundamental Law). Amendments to this document generally require a two-thirds majority of both chambers of parliament; the fundamental principles of the constitution, as expressed in the articles guaranteeing human dignity, the separation of powers, the federal structure, and the rule of law are valid in perpetuity.
The Präsident is the head of state and invested primarily with representative responsibilities and powers. He is elected by the Bundestag under Federal Convention. The second-highest official is the Premierminister, who's also the head of government, is appointed by the President. This Prime Minister, is the head of government and exercises executive power, similar to the role of a Prime Minister in other parliamentary democracies.
The Federal legislative power is vested in the Volksvertretung (parliament) consisting of the Bundestag (Federal Diet) and Bundesrat (Federal Council), which together form the legislative body. The Bundestag is elected through direct elections. The members of the Bundesrat represent the governments of the nineteen federated states, they're also are elected through direct elections.
Silberach comprises nineteen states which are collectively referred to as Länders. Each one of these states has its own constitution and is largely autonomous in regard to its internal organisation. Because of differences in size and population the subdivisions of these states vary, especially as between city states (Stadtstaaten) and states with larger territories (Flächenländer).