Unitary parliamentary democracy under constitutional monarchy
Estates of West Papua
September 20th, 1971
United Nations, Dutch Commonwealth
West Papua, often refered to as simply Papua, is the only member of the Dutch Commonwealth located in Oceania.
The country became independent in 1971 when a internationally supported referendum was held. A majority of voters supported independence from Indonesia and closer alignment with Western nations, at first due to culture differences with the rest of Indonesia, but later because of defense concerns after Indonesia was devastated by the Promethean Invasion of Earth.