Straits States

Timeline: Russian America

OTL equivalent: The Bangka Belitung Islands, Christmas Island, Malacca, the Manjung District, Penang, the Riau Islands,
and Singapore.
Flag of the Straits States (Russian America) Coat of arms of Singapore (blazon)
Flag Coat of Arms
Capital Singapore
Other cities Malacca, Pangkal Pinang, Penang
Chinese and English
  others Acehnese, Javanese, Malay, Tamil
Buddhists and Christians
  others Hindus, Muslims, Taoists
Ethnic Groups
Han Chinese
  others Europeans, Indians, Malays
Government Federal parliamentary republic
  legislature Parliament
Area 31,700 km²
Population 11,798,890 
Independence from the United Kingdom
  declared August 9, 1965
Currency Dollar (HLD)
Time Zone SST (UTC+8)
Calling Code +65
Internet TLD .hl
Organizations CoN, UN

The Straits States (Chinese: 海峽聯邦, hǎixiá liánbāng) is a sovereign state located in Southeastern Asia. The nation is comprised of several exclaves and islands across the Malay Peninsula and the Indian Ocean.

The modern day nation gained independence in the 1960s. Prior to this, the territory was divided between the British-controlled Straits Settlements and the Dutch-controlled Bangka Belitung and Riau Islands. Following World War II, the two colonies acted as safe havens for the Chinese residence. Anti-Chinese sentiments were on the rise after years of occupation by the Xian Dynasty.