The United Republics is a United Kingdom-style union of sovereign states in South America where each country maintains autonomous powers. The Union of these countries provides regional co-operation and streamlining for military action, research, trade, industrialization, and exploration. "National" Laws of the UR do exist. However, some nations still have stricter laws and enforcement similar to the state-federal relationship of the United States.
The goal at the formation of this Union was to eradicate Zombies within the Republics and surrounding areas, create an exploratory/militia-based force to push into the northern border of this union and relieve the border countries of Zombies. The UR continues to attempt to liberate Catholic and neighboring countries of the infection.
In the first line of the United Republics Constitution, the UR refers to itself as the United Republics, United Provinces, United Republics of the Rio de La Plata, the Silver Republic, and many combinations of these names.
Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, and Paraguay, were colonized by the the Iberian nations. After many military coups, revolutions, and treaties. These nations gained their independence. Many native cultures still exist within the nations, and many have been given land by the government of the United Republics. One interesting note is that the United Republics appears to have taken its name form the former United Provinces, a nation that comprised of Argentine, Uruguayan, Paraguayan, and Brazilian land. Before the apocalypse much of the population was located along the river valleys and in the major cities. This still continues to be true, but more integration and immigration into the countryside began once Z-Day occurred.
Proposal and Inception
At the beginning of the year 1973 the Provinces of Argentina approved a proposal to create the United Republics of Argentina, Chile and Uruguay. They also approved the same measures as the United Republics of Argentina and Chile, United Republics of Argentina and Uruguay, and approved with reservation the United Republics of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Uruguay. The leaders in border provinces have campaigned to create a union of these nations. Ideally these united republics would like to occupy what is known as the Southern Cone or Cono Sur.
In this proposal each country is understood as:
- Chile - Democratic government of The Republic of Chile
- Brazil - the displaced Federative Republic of Brazil
- Uruguay - the displaced Oriental Republic of Uruguay
On July 1, 1973 the Republic of Chile accepted the proposal of Argentina to form the United Republics. In the middle 1973 an invitation was sent to the Falklands Islands (Islas Malvinas), who declared their independence from England and the United Kingdom. This invitation was accepted on November 25, 1973 Just before on November 1, 1973, Argentina and Chile's Antarctic Claims to create the dependency of Antártida. Antártida was established as a research and exploratory state in Antarctica, and was to be administered by Argentina and the United Republics.
On March 26, 1974 the Eastern Republic of Uruguay accepted their invitation to join the United Republics. At the time their state was currently in a moderate to severe state of infection north of Duranzo, while the state of infection was light in the area to the south. With the United Republics' help, by the end of 1974 the cities of Montevideo, Maldonado, Santa Lucia, San Carlos, and San Jose were clear of infection. As of September 1975 nearly all of Uruguay was scare to low in infection status.
On September 1, 1975, The United Republics claimed the Antarctic region between 90W and 150W, listing the territory as a dependency and leaving it to be administered by Argentina, Chile and the United Republics. It was eventually established as a research and exploratory state bordering Antartida.
On October 19, 1978 Paraguay applied and was accepted to join the United Republics, marking the success full liberation of Paraguay from infection, and the rise of a rebuilt and robust nation.
In 1980 Bolivia was proposed to be split into several nations, but in 1981 under the Treaty of Sucre, Bolivia was granted Independence on the condition that the United Republics got to keep and maintain its base in Santa Cruz. In 1983 the Treaty of Cordoba was signed and the Santa Cruz department was granted its independence from Bolivia, before joining the United Republics.
In 1995 during the War of Amazonia, Panama was captured from the nation of Gran Colombia along with Costa Rica. Following a year and a half of rebuilding and occupation, on March 29, 1997 and under the Treaty of Cordoba 1996, Panama was released from Gran Colombia and was given an invitation to join the United Republics, which was accepted by both houses and executives of the United Republics.
In 1997 the United Republics accepted Peru's application to obtain nationhood within in the United Republics. This movement in Peru was led by Peru's President Cullar, a former United Republics high council adviser and staunch UR supporter. The people of Peru were considered extremely culturally similar and a perfect fit by both houses of the United Republics and its executive branch. Laraenga stated that an invitation to Brazil would follow. Peru was fully admitted on August 1 of 1998.
On February 28, 1999 Brazil was fully admitted into the United Republics after nearly 30 years of influence and build-up of a common culture amongst the people and over ten years of extremely close governmental ties and economic relience on the United Republics.
On July 1, 2001 Colombia completed its transitional phase from Territory to nation following the War for Amazonia. Colombia underwent numerous education reforms, poverty and medical reforms, and was fully integrated into the United Republics, begining Colombia's first democratic elections since the beginning of the Apocalypse.
The following nations have either received in the past or are in consideration for an invitation from the United Republics to become full members:
- Florida Sur
- Antarctic Cities
The following nations have applied to the United Republics on their own and still have outstanding applications:
- Republic of Susquehanna
Many people in the present day United Republics arrived through immigration. In Argentina, many went to Cordoba or into the mountains, thus being forced to work for the Communist regimes. However, anti-Communist forces were able to barricade major cities and create a defensive wall, known as the central wall across the coastal region and Central Argentina and Uruguay. Later, a northern wall would also be built along the northern border of Chile, Argentina, and Uruguay, and capturing the city of Asuncion, which led to the invitation of Paraguay to the Union, in order to make extermination of zombies much easier and prevent further infection. In addition, the UR later sent aid and barricaded the cities of Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.
Communist Conflicts (1978-1980, 1982)
When Z-Day occurred in 1969, Argentina was split into two factions; one of a militant Communist oligarchy and the other the Argentine anti-Communist Alliance. Thus, a quiet civil war began in Patagonia. The AAA, supported by many democratic nations including Japan and the United States was able to drive the Communists into the Andes and Northern Argentina. In 1978, an official war was declared and the United Republics garnered support to drive the Communists from the Chilean Andes and Northern Argentina and pushed them into Bolivia. However, receiving a plea from the Bolivian government they continued their invasion driving them out of Bolivia and into Peru and the Brazilian Amazon.
In 1982 tensions stirred up again when reports of Peruvian concentration camps led to a ten-day invasion by the United Republics, capturing the coastal regions up to Lima and the south. This territory was returned and other formalities including a peace treaty under the Treaty of Cordoba, which also corrected issues and tensions with Brazil, created the League of Latin America, and led to the independence of Santa Cruz, a Paraguayan like region in Bolivia, that was under heavy UR-influence and occupation during the earlier Communist conflicts.
War for Amazonia (1995-1996)
Between 1990 and 1994 Brazil and Gran Colombia, two regional powers, both claimed rights to the Amazonia region of Brazil. Soon skirmishes became normal, with Brazil trying to defend further integration and loss of what they believed to be a core state of their empire. Colombia declared war on Brazil in 1995 after both nations had militarized the Amazonia region. Colombia quickly took most of the Amazonia Region and launched a large assault on Brazilian towns further south. Brazil was able to halt advance toward Rio de Janeiro and the coast, but the battle involved massive loss of life on both sides.
At this point the United Republics declared war on Gran Colombia. Quickly they were able to take the Peru and discover that the Peruvian people were pro-war against Colombia especially in the southern region. A transitional government was quickly established by the UR to rule over South Peru, named Baja Peru. Baja Peru was able to take control of Alto Peru with a small police force and some Peruvian soldiers. The UR also invaded the Panama Canal, splitting Colombia's naval forces.
The United Republics forces were able to free Central America within about three months. Meanwhile, the invasion of Venezuela commenced, and within a year Venezuela and much of Colombia were taken. As the United Republics approached the major cities of Colombia proper, a peace treaty was proposed by the UR named the Treaty of Cordoba 1996. The United Republics chose to meet with Gran Colombian and Brazilian officials in Cordoba because of the First Treaty of Cordoba's success at minimizing conflict in South America. The Treat of Cordoba was signed and successfully united a majority of South America under the United Republics.
World War Three (1996-2000)
World War Three is taught to have started in 1996 with the Ukrainian invasion of Russia, followed by Ukraine's allies, the Eastern Bloc, getting dismantled by Russia after declaring war on Russia. With fighting in the North American, European, and the Eastern Asian fronts, the United Republics was pitted with her allies facing allies. Thus, the United Republics and its allies declared neutrality and were able to maintain that neutrality towards both sides during the whole war. In late 1998 the United Republics attended the Frankfurt Conference in Germany as a neutral nation. At this conference peace talks were able to progress into the Treaty of Frankfurt, which was signed by a majority of Allied and Axis nations.
Liberation of Florida
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The United Republics governmental structure was founded based upon the United Kingdom's style of sovereignty, with the United States Federal - State governmental relationship. The government consists of three branches, a two-headed executive, a two-house legislative parliament, and a civil, criminal and military judicial court branch. The UR has two heads of state who lead the executive branch, the Prime Minister of Foreign Affairs and the President of Internal Affairs. Both are advised by the same advisory council, and are checked and balanced by the other two branches. A list of heads of state can be found below.
The United Republics is divided in several different regions. Mainly they serve to help unify the administrative divisions underneath and are recognized as the main regions of the United Republics. So far all national regions of the United Republics follow very closely to the borders of the country admitted to the union. The nations are essentially the equivalent mixture of the United States' states and United Kingdom's kingdoms.
- See: Argentina
- See: Brazil
- See: Islas Malvinas
- See: Panama
- See: Paraguay
- See: Peru
- See: Santa Cruz
- See: Uruguay
The territories of the United Republics are an administrative district used to begin the formation of a region and assist in development of the territory by providing a non-voting voice for the residents in the United Republics two-house legislator. The goal of all territories of the United Republics is to gain full admittance into the United Republics.
The Antartida Cities, or Antarctic Cities as they are commonly known, were established by the Islas Malvinas, the Falkland Islands, and were under Falklands jurisdiction until 1996. In 1996, the Antarctic Cities received the status the Falklands formerly had, being known as an Associate and Protectorate member. The Antarctic Cities include New Falklands, New Stanley, New London, New Manchester, New Liverpool, New Portsmouth, and the large research station of New Cambridge. The cities are supported with raw goods from the United Republics and are powered by large solar arrays located on the surface, while much of each city lies underground. In 1996, in addition to receiving associate membership, the cities also completed a series of underground transports and tunnels that were started in the mid-1980s. The United Republics and Antarctic Cities in preparation of World War Three, at the Antarctic Cities Leadership's request, implemented blast doors and other safety features, including under-ice shelf and underwater docks for secret transportation. Also in the Antarctic Cities is a Noah's Ark collection of seeds and plant genes from South America.
Vassals and Puppet States
In 1975 UR decided to assist other Catholic nations by freeing them from infection. Thus the UR sent a scout team to Lisbon and Southwest Portugal and established control and order over the former region of Portugal by the end of 1982. Because of the time and precautions spent in liberating Portugal, Portugal has become a UR Vassal State as of 1982. Portugal underwent massive rebuilding efforts and even more have been planned by the UR and by Portuguese Government. In 2000 Portugal and many other states of the Iberian Community unified as the Liberated Republic of Iberia, and made up of UR Vassals, is a Vassal itself.
In 1981 UR forces began to help clear out the area that was formally known as the Kingdom of Granada. The UR forces, using their experiences in Portugal, quickly are able to set a government to represent the people of the region and govern them effectively.
In Summer (European) of 1982 UR forces left Portugal to help clear out the province of Murcia. After a few weeks they made contact with former Spanish government officials. After giving Spain supplies and clearing out the area of Cartagena, Murcia is gifted back to the Spanish government (now administering over Northern and Eastern Spain, and the city of Madrid), in good faith of letting Granada control itself.
Military Zones and Bases
Trinidade and Martim Vaz: Naval Base
Recife, Brazil: Joint Brazilian-UR Naval Base
Holy See, Sardinia: Joint Confederate Med - UR Naval and Research Base
Conception, Chile: Naval Base
East Island, Falklands: Naval Base
Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz: Military Base
Lisbon, Portugal: Naval Base
Lima, Peru: Military/Naval Base and Embassy
Rival - Hostile - Very Weary - Weary - Neutral - Warm - Good - Great - Excellent If ally reason why, shared orgs in ( ) Updated 2002
Rival - Hostile - Very Weary - Weary - Neutral - Warm - Good - Great - Excellent If ally reason why, shared orgs in ( ) Form:State/Nation (Reason)
last updated 1982.5
- Colombia (recognized claims, culture, similar goals, LAL)
- Confederate Islands (Trade, Like mindedness, Catholicism, joint research and naval bases)
Good Relations Nations:
- The United States of America (Aid: Zombies, aid: Communists, research, ISAF)
- Republic of Florida (Aid: Zombies, aid: Communists, space program, ISAF)
- The United Kingdom (Trade: exports, supporter of Falklands)
- Commonwealth (Trade, PCO)
- Alaska (Trade, PCO)
- Japan (Trade, PCO)
- Chan Santa Cruz
- Republic of Baja
- Confederate States of Halifax (Research)
- Turkey (Aid, Research, Trade)
- Sweden (Research)
- Confederation of the Baltics (Research)
- US Puppet States
- none as of now
United Republics has an above-average set of doctors on a world scale, but thanks to increases of higher education in Argentina, Chile, Malvinas, and Uruguay, they are clearly the best in South/Central America. In 1990 the UR passed its first bills concerning health care improvement. This bill incited a base fee to pay for emergency services, including funding fire, police and emergency paramedics and free ER services. An additional amendment was passed that gave people the option to opt into the government health care plan. This required payment of another base fee and a tax based on a household's income and capital gains. This health care plan is considered average by national standards, but is common for government employees and many midsized businesses.
Technology and Education
Technology and Energy
The United Republics boast a highly successful alternative energy grid system. After putting many years of research both in Argentina and Antartida, usable solar panels were researched. Thanks to Operation Brighterfuture, all communities up to mid-sized cities are able to run completely self-sufficient on solar, hydro and wind based power. However, transportation vehicles still require petroleum to run and major cities still require the burning of fossil fuels. This has been alleviated by high speed electric rail lines being built throughout the country and carpooling measures encouraged. In order to push for these alternative and energy saving options, petroleum and other fossil fuels have an added tax, which goes to improve the green transportation system of the UR.
The UR has a public education system - open to any citizen's or documented worker's child that has a record of a property/housing tax and energy bill - considered the best in South America and on par with many current European nations in terms of math and literacy scores. The UR school systems teach in Spanish, however, require English to be taken, so that all are fluent by secondary education graduation and offers and highly recommends Portuguese.
UR government backed public universities are also considered an excellent higher education. Each province has a university and many major cities have an additional public university. Many private Catholic/Jesuit institutions also exist serving primary to higher education in the communities. The Catholic/Jesuit schools and universities are all entirely self-sufficient and rely on funding from the Catholic Church and other benefactors. The UR boasts a few of the best universities in the world including Buenos Aires Jesuit, Cordoba Catholic U, University of Buenos Aires, and University of Buenos Aires - La Plata Campus. Following incorporation of the former Gran Colombian territories, the UR wide policy and funding on education was increased to bring those regions up to the United Republics high standards of education. The United Republics educational system is considered top notch and comparable to the United Mediterranean's education and university system.
The UR has one the highest literacy rates in the world, mainly due to the education received by the middle and lower classes. This has been a major factor as Laraenga and Alywin's plans to reduce poverty in the United Republics. Alywin's reforms alone reduced poverty from 20% to 12% over his eight years. Laraenga's continued reforms reduced it further from 12% to 9%. Both President's of Internal Affairs focus on education, renewable resources and energy, and increasing standard of living, have led to the United Republics increase in world status, stability, and quality of life.
Transportation and Space Exploration
The main transportation in the UR major cities are bus and high speed rail used for commuting. Within the cities many ride their bikes or walk. UR has focused on reducing their reliance on fossil fuels and actively campaigns for carpools, using buses, using bikes or walking (in addition to a personal fitness campaign, and investing in alternative vehicles research.
High Speed Rail Lines
- Atlantic High Speed Rail
- Along the coast and major residential areas
- Bahia Blanca - Mar De Plata - Atlantea - La Plata - Buenos Aires - over the La Plata River - San Jose - Montevideo - Maldonado
- Pacific High Speed Rail
- Connects the Santiago Metro Area and the El Trio Cities Metro Area in Chile
- Conception - Pacifica - Valpraiso - Santiago
- Cordoba High Speed Line
- Connects Cordoba to the Atlantic Coast Line
- Cordoba - Santa Fe - Rosario - Buenos Aires (Atlantic HSR)
- Ascunscion High Speed Connection Line
- Asuncion - Resistencia - Santa Fe (Cordoba Line)
- Andes Hyperspeed Connection Line (Faster due to minimal stops on line)
- Cordoba - Andes Mountains/Mendoz - Santiago Metro Area
- Upper Atlantic High Speed Line
- Montevideo- Maldonado - Santa Vitoria -Rio Grande -Pelotas - Porto Algere - Novo Hamburgo - Florianopolis - Sul Rio de Janeiro - Sao Jose dos Pinhais - Curitiba
- Igauzu Falls Connection
- Asuncion - Foz do Igaucu - Curitiba
Culture, Sports and Music
The current provisional flag was designed by Chilean child Adrian Remario, 16. The circle representing a never-ending Union, and within it a White Mountain - representing the Chile and Andes Mountains, a Blue Hill - representing Argentina, a dark blue plateau representing Uruguay, and two islands representing the Islas Malvinas (Falkland Islands).
In 1997 the UR started another flag design competition. Below are some of the designs submitted.
Is the main sport in the UR. In the World Cup, home nations compete individually, and in the Olympics, as a single team. UR nations have a tradition of qualifying for the World Cup and some a history of success. Argentina has three championships, 1978, 1986 and 1990, and a runners up trophy, 1930. Argentina co-hosted the 78 and 86 WCs. Uruguay also as two championships, 1930 and 1950. Uruguay hosted the first world cup in 1930, and helped hold the 86 WC with Argentina. Chile hosted the 62 WC and has a best finish as Third Place in the same WC. Paraguay has a decent qualification record. And Santa Cruz started a league in 1988, and finally saw it pay off in 1990 qualifying for the World Cup. The Santa Cruz League is backed by natural gas and governmental sponsors, attracting attention of many South American players. Argentina's League continues to dominate South American and world play attracting top players from Europe, Asia, North America and Africa, and much of South America.
1978 World Cup
The 1978 World Cup was awarded to Argentina. After Z-Day, sport was suspended, but Argentina demanded the event continue as it will bring development to Argentina as well as peace and a sense of normalcy to the rest of the world. Due to the outbreak though, the qualifying process was replaced with an invitation only tournament to clear regions of the world. In addition, because of the infection status of northern Argentina, games will also be hosted in Chile, Falklands, and the rest of the United Republics. Argentina will also host a summit to establish a UN-style Organization to promote world peace. This has also led to the Argentina investing in hotels, a state-of-the-art stadium and commerce areas. Argentina defeated Brazil 2-0 in the Finals held at a brand new state-of-the-art-stadium - La Plata Stada, and commerce center in Buenos Aires.
1982 World Cup
The 1982 World Cup in the United States was a disappointment for all UR teams. However, UR political ally and soccer rival Confederate Islands, won the tournament with rival Brazil being the runner up. Argentina lost to Brazil in the knockout stage. Overall an unsuccessful run at the world title, UR teams vastly improved after the run in preparation for the 1986 WC, to be held in Argentina and Uruguay.
1986 World Cup
The 1986 World Cup was awarded to Argentina and Uruguay to host jointly. The championship was held in the La Plata. However, new state-of-the-art hotels, tourism destinations, commerce centers and more were built in Montevideo, Durango, San Jose, Maldano Uruguay, and in Atlantea (also a new state-of-the-art stadium), and Mar de Plata Argentina. This WC gave Uruguay an opportunity to set itself apart as a tourist hotspot, which it has remained gaining visitors from Europe, Asia and North America. Uruguay made it to the knockout round, losing in the first round on penalty kicks to European power Portugal. Argentina tied the final against rival Brazil, thanks to a late Maradona goal in the 89th minute. In the late stages of extra-time Maradona capped off his hat-trick winning the Cup for Argentina, their second World Title, and forcing Brazil to accept its third straight runners-up medal.
1990 World Cup
1990 World Cup was held in Portugal. The finals were in Porto where Argentina defeated the Republic of Italy thus winning its second consecutive world title, and its third overall. Maradona and Argentina defeated Uruguay in the knockout round. Santa Cruz qualified for the first time. Chile was suspended from the WC for an incident in a prior youth tournament.
In 1987 the Prima Basebol Leagua was created with eight teams from the UR. The teams, mainly owned by soccer clubs and investors, were located in Santiago, Valparaiso, Mendoz, Cordoba, Buenos Aires, La Plata, Montevideo, and Atlantea. In 1994 the league expanded to 12 teams adding teams in Pacifica, Asuncion, Maldono, and Santa Fe. This league attracts top Latin American League players and is mainly played in soccer stadia. However, BSS (Baseball Specific Stadiums) are beginning construction with a capacity on average of 30,000. In 2000, Baseball reached a further height of popularity, averaging 25,000 and having more BSS stadiums being built.
In 2000 both Pitbull and Enrique Iglesias vastly rose in popularity, sparking the Spanglish music phase and gaining popularity on the national scene.
As determined in the constitution, Christian Petzold's Minuet in G Major is the United Republics' official national anthem.