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Republic of Venice
Repubblica di Venezia
Repùblica de Venesia

Timeline: 1861: Historical Failing

OTL equivalent: Veneto, Italy (without several municipalities in the Province of Belluno), Crete and Dodecanese (Greece), Haiti
Venetie vlag Coat of Arms of the Republic of Venice
Flag Coat of Arms

Ti con nù, nù con ti! (Venetian)

Anthem "Juditha Triumphans"
(and largest city)
  others Greek, Venetian
Religion Roman Catholic
Doge Luca Zaia (ŁV)
Prime Minister Luigi Brugnaro (Ind.)
Area 18,407.42 km²
Population 4,919,155 
Established 1452
Currency Ducat

Venice is a nation in Europe.

The nation also controls Crete, the Dodecanese and New Treviso.


In 1923, after the Biennio Rosso that struck the Italian states, Giovanni Giuriati was sworn into office; during his term, Venice expanded into Friuli and Trieste and sought to conquer the Croatian coastline, while several independence riots sparked in New Treviso. He was deposed in 1945 and was forced to create a Provisional Chamber, which would resume the democratic regime.

In 1989, the nation joined the FIN, but chose not to adopt the Lira. The decision of joining the Federation would later be contested by nationalist movements (mainly Łiga Vèneta, second party in Venice) several times, causing moderate political instability; the most recent of which happened in late 2013, when Massimo Bitonci (president of Łiga Vèneta) announced that there would be a referendum on whether Venice should stay in the FIN. The Parliament rejected the proposal by a slim vote (53% No against 47% Yes).

On 14 May 2016, Franco Rocchetta, Secretary of Łiga Vèneta, submitted another referendum proposal about the permanence of Venice in the FIN. The proposal was approved on 1 June and the referendum was held on the 25th day of the same month, with the Leave front winning (59% against 41% Remain votes). While most people were disappointed with the result and slight economic instability soon followed, Matteo Salvini (President of Milan, Secretary of Lega Lombarda and LN–IP) reacted positively and stated that Milan should follow Venice's path.

Simonetta Saliera (Secretary-General of the FIN, PISD) declared that the nation has a maximum of 18 months (25 December 2017 included) to cut all ties with the Federation, while the three Venetian seats of the Pan-Italic Congress will be suppressed after the March 2017 Congress election.

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