|Republic of Flamaguay
República de Flamaguay
Flamaguayan metropolitan territory upon collapse in 1961
|•||President of the Congressional Council||Some Dude|
367,100 sq mi
|Currency||Peso Ley Nacional ($L) (PLN)|
|Time zone||(UTC+1 (?))|
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Flamaguay was a state that existed from XXXX until 1961, when it was replaced by the Structure of Abolition, following the Flamaguayan Civil War. Located in southwest Wallasea it was bordered by Zegora to the east, Quiberon to the north, and Embrea to the west.
República de Flamaguay - (Repubblica del Flamaguay)
Arriyiñatos claims to be the continuity government of the Republic of Flamaguay, but this claim is not internationally recognised.
The name Flamaguay comes from the Lisanian language of antiquity, which may be translated as "the land of the Flams". The Flams were the prehistoric inhabitants of what came to be referred to as southern Flamaguay. Although the Flams predated the Lisanians by thousands of years, the Lisanians and their contemporaries were aware of their existence. Flams erected large stone monumental monoliths in the center of their settlements, managing to do so without much technological development. Large stone monuments were found all across the southern Flamaguayan coast, denoting the spread of the custom, the name "Flamaguay" has since been utilised to refer firstly to this area, and since the formation of the modern state, to the country as a whole.
Historical evidence dates the first structured human settlements from 4500 BCE, displaying the incorporation of agriculture and the first elaborate structures. Early cultures settled along the coast, while the interior was still dominated by nomadic tribes. Structured writing, with phonetic representation incorporating not only logograms but also syllables and numbers, emerges around 2200 BCE.
The Classical period was characterized by the growth of city-states. Chief among them was the city of Lisano, which emerged as the hegemonic regional power through the establishment of a wide river- and seaborne trading network. Easy access to waterways enabled many settlements, or loose coalitions of settlements, to maintain their own degree of independence, a pattern that would last through much of Flamaguayan history. The Lisanian trade league emerged as the major polity in the region for over 800 years, until its disbandment in 320 CE upon the sacking of the city. Economic depression, the displacement of peoples from the interior, sharp climate change, and increasing military commitments had overextended the league to the point of collapse. No other Flamaguayan city would reach the same point of dominance for hundreds of years. "Horselord" cultures came to dominate the interior of the country, leading to centuries of population displacement, interdicted trade routes, and general stagnation.
It is only in the 12th century that coastal cities are able to reassert their power, operating from the mount of the Olleno river inland and along the coast as far north as Chevrokia. These burgeoning merchant-led settlements being to exert influence in their local littoral areas and form small trading leagues. Leagues are efficient in their suppression of piracy and enforcement of contracts, acting as arbiters in disputes when local justice is unsatisfactory. The entire coast of the country is pledged to one league or another. Small leagues coalesce into larger organisations, either by negotiation or intimidation. Fluctuation of cities from one league to another is common.
In 1371 the Just and Equitable League is established, coalescing as a thalassocracy, projecting control in the entire region. Politically, the league is able to concentrate commercial and contract law standards through entire regions. The impetuous for trade and wealth, coupled with technological achievements, leads to the beginning of serious exploration efforts. Veridis is discovered in 1488. The Covenant of Fraternal Faith is celebrated in 1495, deepening the commitments of polities engaged in the Just and Equitable League as well as incorporating many more cities.
1504 sees the foundation of Puerto Mercedes, the first permanent colony in Veridis, and the dawn of the golden age of the Flamaguayan thalassocracy. Over the next two centuries, trades flows not only across the coasts of Wallasea and Veridis, but across the globe, turning Flamaguay into a center for global trade.
- 1760: War of Unification
- 1766: Battle of Aranibar, conclusion of the conflict
- 1767: Open Convention, declaration of the Republic of Flamaguay, and first constitution
- 1781: War of the League of Bursello, Constitution of 1781
1824 Convention: Constitution of Paysandú
- 1904(?): Cockaygne invades Quiberon and is repulsed strongly into own territory. Praetonian forces land on the continent, Flamaguay joins as a co-belligerent against the Quiberonnaise offensive.
- 1906: Counter-offensive recovers considerable Cockaygne land, Flamaguayan forces push into Quib proper on their front.
- 1908: CL forces in Wallasea peace out with Quiberon. Zegora joins war.
- 1909: Flamaguayan forces pushed out of Quib. Quib-Zegora front-wide offensive begins.
- 1910: Quiberonnaise and Zegoran forces break through, pro-war government collapses. Treaty faction sues for an armistice.
Military-backed oligarchic government.
1961: Abolitionists emerge victorious
Organization and government
The Open Convention of 1767 established Flamaguay as a representative republic.
Constitution of Flamaguay
The Constitution of 1767
The Flamaguayan Republic counted with considerable military and paramilitary organizations under the purview of different ministries and offices. Flamaguayan reliance on resource extraction and trade from Veridis both necessitated and afforded the maintenance of a large naval force. The complex structure of colonial rule also generated a large amount of small forces that were not controlled by the central state, but could be called on to serve in it's protection.
The Navy constituted a central institution in Flamaguayan society and government. It's presence pre-dated the Republic and ensured the wealth and strength of the nation by securing trade routes in general and the sea lanes to Veridis specifically. The Navy was widely regarded as a meritocratic institution
Unlike the Navy, the Army retained considerable amounts of regional baggage, and never presented itself as a unified force. In particular, drafting and mustering roles of conscripts were carried out on a regional basis, delegating great power to regional administrations.
A robust Gendarmerie (Cuerpo de Carabineros, Corps of Carabiniers) provided the central government of the Flamaguayan Republic the possibility to intervene in lower jurisdictions.
Unlike the Navy, Army, and Gendarmerie, those forces raised by Colonial governments did not respond to orders from the central state.