Discussion in 'Imperium OffTopicum' started by NedimNapoleon, Jan 17, 2014.
I detect an oncoming 1.5-magnitude derailment on the Henderson scale.
We'll see it before the first
also, you guys derailed the thread
Pimpbob Breadpants is at it again.
Let's not fill this thread with spam. Cut the scheisse.
Updated join post.
The Socialist Republic of Sarajevo
Dreams of a unified Balkan state have been in the hearts of many people throughout the 19th century. What is currently known as the Socialist Republic of Sarajevo was originally the Federation of Yugoslavia, founded in 1822 in the wake of an invasion from Italy. The Federation was created to serve as a puppet state to Italy but tensions were high from inception. Many nationalist movements gain prominence in these early years and most of them had dreams not of an independent Yugoslavia, but independence for their own nations separate from the main entity. Under Italian rule the industry of the area flourished as the unprecedented peace with the Italians keeping order between the various groups meant that the country was prospering. In France, following the publishing of Qu'est-ce que la propriété ? ou Recherche sur le principe du Droit et du Gouvernment in 1840 by Proudhon a French socialist called Évariste Galois published a document called Socialism; the Key to Yugoslavia's Independence. In it he detailed theories about how Yugoslavia would be the perfect place for a new sort of system to be born, he analysed how all the conditions were right for rebellion against the Italian occupation not for the sake of independence but for socialism. This would allow a large and powerful state to emerge that followed socialist teachings.
A few years later Galois travelled to Sarajevo, a city that was rapidly growing in industrial magnitude. Over the years since Socialism he had changed his mind about a few things, namely that an uprising could not be coordinated across the entire country, it would have to be instigated at a single location. He shared his thoughts and feelings with the workers of Sarajevo, slowly winning them over. It was then his plan to move outwards to other cities and create a network for the uprising. However on the 4th September 1852 he was arrested and executed by the Italian constabulary for his ideas. Uproar broke out and the people of Sarajevo took to the streets in an effort to make true Galois's dream of Sarajevo. It took a number of days but the Italian garrison was overwhelmed and the city declared its independence as the Socialist Republic of Sarajevo. Others in the other cities of Yugoslavia also joined in the revolt and soon they all united under the banner of Sarajevo. After a long hard war of independence in 1854 a begrudging Italian government signed the treaty of Nis granting the Socialist Republic of Sarajevo its independence from Italian rule.
If I may (assuming I can jump in prior to the deadline), let me join in as the:
Claims: OTL Tunisia, Algeria, and Morocco (including Western Sahara.)
Government: Two-house Parliamentary Republic; lower chamber elected popularly (universal male suffrage above the age of 25), upper chamber appointed by sultan. Prime minister, effective voice of the government, elected from members of lower chamber and has the power to approve or veto laws. Sultan maintains power to declare war, with consent of a majority of both chambers.
Leader: (Sultan) - Ahmed Marwan Al-Ghalib V Saadi; (Prime Minister) - Mohammed Ben Kalish Ezab
The Maghreb Republic dates back as far as the mid-15th century, when Mohammed ash-Sheikh overthrew the ruling Wattasid dynasty and established himself as the Sultan of Morocco. Over the next several decades, he and his sons secured their control over Morocco, conquered the remnants of the Fatamid Caliphate in Algeria, and ultimately subdued the wealthy Songhai and Mali Empires in West Africa. Attempts to expand the jungles of Central Africa were not successful, however.
Though the wealth brought from the gold and salt mines of West Africa kept the Moroccan Empire afloat for the next century, it began to decline in the late 1700s as the logistics of maintaining the sprawling trans-Saharan empire began to wear on the increasingly weak Sultans. The government found its grip on the West African territories loosening over the next century and a half, the decay hitting its pinnacle in the early 19th century, when the Songhai declared their independence. Morocco, too weak to put down the rebellions, accepted this, sparking some territories of the former Malinese Empire to declare their independence as well. The remainder of Moroccan West Africa was lost over the next few decades as the territories fractured into countless nations.
The loss of this vast stretch of rich territory destroyed what little prestige Morocco still had. With deep-seated dissatisfaction at home, the young Sultan Muhammed Al-Hassani, in an attempt to reclaim former glory, kicked off a massive effort to westernize in 1867. Though technologically the effort met with moderate success (with some minor industrialization occurring in the larger cities), socially it was far from successful, and indeed led to the threat of the territory of Algeria seceding. To avoid this disastrous occurrence (and an outright revolution by those favoring a republican form of government), in 1886 the Sultan accepted the adoption of a Western-style constitution. Upon its adoption, and in what was widely viewed as a move to placate the Algerians, the official name of the country was changed from the Moroccan Empire to the Maghreb Republic, though for all practical purposes there was no difference between the two nations.
As of 1900, power in the parliament is largely concentrated in the hands of those who support the current state of affairs. A more right-wing party, desiring to maintain the republic but change it to be more in-line with traditional Islamic law, holds a few seats. Additionally, a vocal minority exists consisting of those supporting the complete abolition of the office of Sultan and conversion of the nation into a "pure" republic (complete with the extension of the franchise to women and a multitude of other modern, and in the view of much of the populace corrupting, ideas); they hold all of one seat
OOC: Okay, fine, so its just a reworking of the history of the Ottoman Empire .
I've had midterms all week and am taking an aptitude test tomorrow. Forgive the inactivity, please.
Status report on the IOT, Nedim?
Oops; sorry about me not completing my sign up!
I will get it fully down sometime today.
Hey y'all, I was wondering if it was alright for me to join this.
The image is broken for me, what does it say?
It doesn't. It's just a deformed man in purple. Not sure what WIM wanted to say.
It's WIM, ignoring him tends to be the best course of action.
It was originally a YES!.jpg , idk why it changed to the deformed pimp
Government: Loose Confederation
Leader: Chancellor Elijah Campbell
Capital: New Jerusalem
Motto: Deus Vult
Short History: Founded by Presbyterians Scots in search of religious freedom, B'rit has a long history dating back to the 17th century and the first wave of settlement. John McCulloch, lord proprietor of the first canton in the confederacy, gave the colony it's name from the Hebrew word for Covenant. Up until the late 18th century, immigration was almost exclusively from Scotland and the Ulster counties, and the Scots-Irish remain the core ethnicity of the confederation. After 1790, Dutch farmers came in droves after a famine in the Lowlands, but preferred to settle further in the interior. A constant trickle of Dutch families continues to this day and "leaving for B'rit" remains a common expression among the Dutch for being fed up.
Following the Dutch came Reformed groups from other parts of Europe. Many arrived fresh from various levels of persecution in France, England, and Scandinavia. Swiss and German immigrants had endured much less hardship and were more numerous. The high birth rate and succeeding waves of immigration led to clashes with the native population over territory. After a recent lull in the fighting, the Ish B'rit (Hebrew for "People of the Covenant") are anxious about renewed conflict.
Ethnic Composition: 38% White (19% Scots-Irish, 7% Dutch, 5% Swiss, 7% Other), 62% Native
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