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Texas is a nation in North America, bordered by the United States to the North and by Mexico to the South. It gained its independence in 1836 after the Texas Revolution. Today, Texas is a World Power and has one of the biggest economies and militaries.

Republic of Texas

Flag of Texas

Capital: Austin

Head of State: ?

Languages: Official: English

Others: Spanish, French
Population: ?

Currency: Texan Dollar

Religions: Official: None

Others: Christianity, Judaism

Type of Government: Republic

Established: 1836

Ethnic Groups: Majority: White

Minority: Hispanics, Africans.

Texan War of Independence

After years of tariffs, ban in Americans immigrants and threatening to ban slavery, Texas finally declared its independence. Santa Anna quickly raised a 6000-strong army to put down the insurrection, despite the approaching winter. Santa Anna lost hundreds of troops in the desert winter while on the march, but arrived in Texas earlier than expected. Sam Houston had been gathering volunteers to face Santa Anna. With Houston's forces still in disarray, Santa Anna laid siege to the San Antonio fortress, the Alamo. Actually an old Spanish mission, it had been hastily barricaded into fort. 187 Texans held out for thirteen days despite knowing they would not be able to live through the 6000-man assault. All 187 Texans were killed, including their commander William Travis. The Mexican army suffered up to 1000 casualties. After the Alamo Santa Anna marched on to the Garrison in Goliad and massacred its defenders. Six weeks later, however, an army of Texas rebels, led by Sam Houston, defeated Santa Anna at San Jacinto. Houston rallied his men before the battle with an impassioned speech to "Remember the Alamo." This defeat of Santa Anna at San Jacinto established the independence of the Texas Republic.

Post War

Texas faced several problems after the war, including what to do with the Native Americans, how to defend itself from Mexico, how to solve its financial problems, and most importantly of all, annexation. However, the US didn't want to annex Texas because of the North's fear of extended slavery, so Texas so started thinking less of annexation and more of Independence. Sam Houston lead the nation through the first two years of independence and helped create the government. He managed to get a peace treaty signed between Texas and the Comanches. However, when Lamar became president, he launched a genocidal war against the Comanches. He also built up the Texan military and navy. The national debt rose greatly under him, and many people began worrying about the value of the Texan Dollar. To raise funds, tariffs were raised and more land in the West was sold to Americans moving into Texas. Sam Houston would later become president in 1841, and end the war between Texas and the Comanches. However, his term would be filled with violence as Mexico invaded, the Regulator-Moderator war began, and the Texan Archives war. Later, Anson would become president. After months of waiting, America denied Texas's request to join the Union. the Annexation movement died after this, and many people realised that they would now have to solve their own problems. Anson accepted Mexico's offer of recognition of independence in exchange for not joining the US. Anson soon took on a bigger role: to now ensure that Texas survives indefinitely, and not to expect any aid from the US. Anson followed Lamar's lead, however, he knew that if he launched war against the Comanches that it would only drain the Texan Treasury of funds it didn't have. He decided on one thing: if Texas were to survive, it would need to established good relations with other nations. He began meeting with important British leaders to try to get an alliance between the two. His efforts would pay off when the Austin-London Pact was later signed, formalizing an alliance between the two. Eventually, after Mexican raids into Texan lands, Texas declared war on Mexico, starting the First Texan-Mexican War.

First Texan-Mexican War

In March, the Mexican army would cross the Rio Grande at the Battle of Nueces River. All of the Texans were killed except for one. In retaliation, the Texan Army of 13,500 moved Westward and attacked the Mexican forces at El Paso, killing everyone there except for the Leader's Horse Stallion. The Next Month, Mexico would overrun the British colony of Honduras, though the population resists heavily. The Mexican Army would then try to re-capture El Paso, but to no avail, and faced heavy casualties. The fleeing Mexican army is chased by the Texan South Army into Coahuila. At the Battle of Monterrey, the Texan South Army defeats the Mexican Army, and Coahuila is occupied. The Texan South Army would invade the neighboring states of Nuevo Leon and Tamaulipas. An Anglo-Texan Expeditionary Force soon invades and occupies Veracruz. A new West Texan Army is made, made out of 4,500 men, and invades New Mexico from the Texan Base in El Paso. The Mexican Government soon goes to the negotiation table, but in a bloody coup d'etat, a new Mexican Government came in control, hoping that it would be able to continue the war in a better position. Soon, a joint Anglo-Texan invasion of the Yucatan would force the New Mexican Government to come back to the table. Negotiations would take several months, until finally the Mexican government is retaken by Santa Anna and he agrees to cede the conquered territories to there respective conquerors, ceding to Texas Coahuila, Tamaulipas, Nuevo Leon, and New Mexico and ceding the Yucatan to Britain. These are finalized in the Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo, which was signed in late February.

Texan Economic Boom

After the war, Texas's economy would boom. Thousands of Settlers would move into Texas and get free land to farm and develop the land. Thousands of people would also move into the new Texan lands and steal the land from Tejanos.

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