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West Indies Federation
Timeline: Great Nuclear War

OTL equivalent: West Indies Federation, Belize and Guyana
Flag of the West Indies Federation Coat of arms of the Federation of the West Indies
Flag Coat of Arms
Map of the West Indies Federation GNW
Map of the Federation


("To dwell together in unity")

Anthem "A Song for Federation"
Capital
(and largest city)
Kingston
Language
  official
 
English
  others English Creole, French Creole, French, Spanish, Dutch and others
Religion
  main
 
Christianity
  others Protestantism, Judaism, Atheism, Rastafarism and others
Ethnic Groups
  main
 
Caribbean
  others African, European, English, Mixed and others
Demonym West Indian
Government Constitutional federal parliamentary monarchy
  legislature West Indies Senate
Queen Elizabeth II
Prime Minister Marguerite Pindling
Governor-General Sir Patrick Linton Allen
Area 272.247 km²
Population 6,851,165 
Established October 31, 1962
Currency West Indies Dollar
Organizations IL, CARICOM and others
The West Indies Federation is a federal nation consisting of 14 federal states. It was formed from the old West Indies Federation, which was formed of several British Colonies.

History

Pre-War

The West Indies Federation was formed in 1958 from several British Colonies, as an attempt to create a unified independent state. However, by 1961 Jamaica became dissatisfied with the Federation's failure to become independent, and by mid 1962 had left it. After this, the future of the Federation became unknown, and salvage attempts were attempted. By late 1962 the future of the federation was greatly in question.

Great Nuclear War

However, with the Great Nuclear War, the local sugar and tourists trades had collapsed, and all contact with the United Kingdom was lost. The leaders of the West Indies Federation met in Port of Spain and declared a new constitution. Assuming the monarchy extinct, the Federation declared itself a republic, declaring Governor-General Lord Hailes as temporary President, though with Prime Minister Grantly Herbert Adams holding almost all power. The new constitution also bound the Federation more tightly together, allowing better trade, free-movement and power moved to the Federal Government.

Expansion

With the success, the Federation offered Jamaica membership again, and this time accept. However, a surprise came in 1963 when British Guiana, struggling by itself, requested membership. Whilst some feared the large state may swallow the union, it was accepted, increasing the population of the Federation by 25%. Too quell distrust of the large addition, Guyana was split into two Federal Areas, though they remained closely linked.

In 1963. relations with Belize were firmly established, and, after holding a referendum, applied to join the Federation, and on the 1st January 1964 it was admitted.

Politics

Federal States

The Federation is made up of seventeen federal states. They are:

Flag Name Capital Population Area (km2)
Flag of Anguilla (1967-1969) Anguilla Road Town 47,954 346
Flag of Antigua and Barbuda Antigua and Barbuda St Johns 91,295 440
Flag of the Bahamas Bahamas Nassau 403,458 14.494
Flag of Barbados Barbados Bridgetown 277,821 439
Flag of Belize Belize Belmopan 387,879 22.966
Flag of Dominica Dominica Roseau 72,660 750
Flag of Grenada Grenada St George's 109,590 348.5
Flag of Guyana Guyana Georgetown 735,909 214.970
Flag of Montserrat GNW Montserrat Brades 4,900 102
Flag of Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Kitts-Nevis Basseterre 54,961 261
Flag of Saint Lucia Saint Lucia Castries 184,999 617
Flag of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Kingstown 103,000 389
Flag of Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago Port of Spain 1,349,667 5.131
Flag of Jamaica Jamaica Kingston 3,027,072 11,255
Flag of the West Indies Federation West Indies Federation Kingston 6,851,165 272.247,5

Military

WIN flag GNW

Naval Jack of the WIF

The Armed forces of the West Indies Federation is the West Indies Defense Forces. The largest branch is the Navy, followed by the Army and Air Force. The headquarters are in Chaguaramas, and is administered by the Ministry of Defence. The WIAS is based around the old British System, and is in a process of modernization of their equipments.

The West Indies Defense Navy (WIDN) is the largest section of the WIDF, followed by the West Indies Defense Army (WIDA) and finally the West Indies Defense Air Force (WIDAF). The WIDN is mainly patrol boats, though has a few small frigates, whilst the WIAF is mainly made up of patrol craft and a few light fighters. The WIA is primarily infantry, as well as transport and a few tanks and artillery.

WIA flag GNW

Flag of the West Indies Air Force

International Relations

The West Indies Federation has close links with the Netherlands Antilles and French Community, and alongside them has spoken against the Dominican Republic's occupation of Haiti.


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