The Royal Oceanic Republic was founded in 1948 by a group of Pacific separatists, who saw no value in staying with their mother countries. They established a government similar to that of Colonial England, but the people had far more power. Via referenda, they expanded their Royal Republic throughout Polynesia, Melanesia, and Micronesia. In 1956 New Caledonia fought a war with France for independence, and shortly afterwards joined the Republic. The R.O.R formed an alliance with Japan, The U.S.S.R, and the U.S.A. The R.O.R was an economic superpower by 1958, and had taken the Philippines and Indonesia, and bought part of the Malay Peninsula from Malaysia. They constructed their Capitol city across all of Polynesia, calling it, appropriately enough, Polynesia City. The Official language of The R.O.R is Samoan. In 1970, The R.O.R Launched its first manned mission to the Moon, planting a rover, Odyssey, while there. Today the R.O.R is an Economic and Naval superpower, controlling trades across the Indo-Pacific area.