Republika of Nideroccia
Motto: Adonai Eloheinu, Adonai Ehad
and largest city
|Recognised national languages||Chona, Tipslan|
|Ethnic groups||Sephardi Jew, Chona, Tiperyn|
|Government||Unitary Democratic Republic|
|Alfredo "Alfie" Benady|
|Legislature||Republika National Congress|
• Discovery by Artemians
• Placed under SiWallqanqan Mandate
• Indpendence Granted
|8 May 1935|
• Independence revoked
|14 October 1982|
• Independence Regranted
|4 March 2001|
• 2014 estimate
• Per capita
|Currency||Paraci (₱) (PAR)|
Etymology[edit | edit source]
The most likely origin of the name is from the Agranian "Nido de Roca" meaning "rock nest", with the modern form being translated into Ladino.
History[edit | edit source]
reincorporated into SiWallqanqa in 1982, as the Jewish Mob had gained effective control over the national government. SiWallqanqa gave it back independence in 2001.
Discovery[edit | edit source]
The islands of Nideroccia were discovered in January 1782 by Agranian navigator Juan Seville Garcia on the ship "Oligarca". The islands at this time were unihabited but showed some signs of previous habitation by indigenous wayfaring sailors. By 1795 a small chapel and several houses were built by a small settlement of planters, and the islands served as a stopping point for ships to take on fresh water and food.
Colonial History[edit | edit source]
During the 1810s, the government of Agrana y Griegro elected to expel around 5,000 Sephardic Jews from the mainland following an 1813 pogrom caused by blood libel accusations, these Jews were transported to Nideroccia with little to no supplies. Following this, the Sephardi formed the majority of the islands population, they established the town of Ararat on the north of Main Island and also spread throughout the islands. They primarily managed plantations of wine, tobacco and poppies.
In 1854, the islands were ceded to Tiperyn, along with Hesperilla and the Farnsworth & Azul Islands in the South Sea. Following the end of the de Vries War in 1861, some former residents of the Realm Colonies of Pauwonia relocated to Nideroccia rather than remain in what was now SiWallqanqa.
In 1866, following an outbreak of leprosy a leper colony was established on the southern tip of Recepción Island, which would not be closed until 1931. A coaling station was constructed in 1878, to support the High Seas Fleet of Tiperyn and its allies.
Early Modern Era[edit | edit source]
As the islands already minor importance diminished further in the 1890s, the government of SiWallqanqa approached the Tiperyn government and proposed the cession of Nideroccia and various other South Seas island possessions to SiWallqanqa in return for a substantial sum of silver and continued ownership of the coaling station.
Nideroccia remained culturally distinct from SiWallqanqa, in spite of attempts to enforce SiWallqanqan culture upon the inhabitants. In May 1935, Nideroccia was granted independence, alongside other holdings of the declining Empire of SiWallqanqa.
Modern Era[edit | edit source]
Grey Period[edit | edit source]
From the 1960s to the 1980s, the corruption of the Nideroccian police and government had grown to the point that effective control of the government was in the hands of the Jewish Mob under its local leader, Solomon Shenk. In the face of continued business and political tensions, on 4 October 1982, the government of SiWallqanqa authorized the National Gendarmerie to occupy the islands, dissolve the national government and reintegrate Nideroccia into SiWallqanqa.
In spite of the police occupation and government oversight, the police were unable to accomplish much in removing the Jewish Mob's influence, beyond a few arrests and shootouts between Gendarmes and Mobsters.
Independence was returned on the 4th of March 1982, and a new Republika National Congress was elected under the supervision of the SiWallqanqan Gendarmerie.
21st Century[edit | edit source]
Nideroccia has been experiencing a continuous downturn in economic activity through the 21st century, growing reliant on foreign aid to support its small economy. The influence of the Jewish Mob has continued, although not at the levels it was prior to the occupation.
In June 2010, Kabride Island was struck by a wildfire which destroyed 40% of the islands vegetation and several small villages, with no casualties.
Government[edit | edit source]
The government of Nideroccia is the Republika National Congress, a unicameral legislative assembly made up of 20 elected members, serving 5 year terms with no term limits. Legislation must be passed by a 60% majority vote in the RNC. The Head of Government and Head of State is the President, assisted by a Vice-President. The RNC defines itself as a democratic Jewish body, yet Jewish law has little real involvement in the often pragmatic and corrupt lawmaking.
Judiciary[edit | edit source]
The National Judiciary is the court system of Nideroccia, led by the Lord-Judge who is elected by the Republika National Congress. Court cases in Nideroccia operate by inquisitorial system where the court itself is involved in investigation and no jury is present.
Law Enforcement & Military[edit | edit source]
The Nideroccian Police Force is the national law enforcement body of Nideroccia. It is a small force maintaining a fleet of 19 patrol cars and 215 full-time police officers. Nideroccia possesses no military force of its own, and is defended by the SiWallqanqan Royal Navy under a formal agreement.
Economy WIP[edit | edit source]
tourism, fishing, agriculture (cash crops: ginger, tobacco, jute, coconut), mining of seabed nodules (phosphate mining was formerly done, but deposits were exhausted before indpendence in 1935) reliant on foreign aid from SiWi and other countries, it is also a tax haven
Demographics WIP[edit | edit source]
the population is 60% sephardi descendend, 20% chona, 20% tiperyn the majority and official language is Ladino, but Chona and Tipslan are widely used as well 50-70% of the population consider themselves jewish
Society WIP[edit | edit source]
organised crime is a powerful element in Nideroccia, with the Jewish Mob having a lot of control over the local government and businesses, with connections to the mainland Jewish Mobs in Sinaya, Arumpampa and SiWi. In spite of the SiWi police occupation from 1982 to 2001, the Jewish Mob was not effectively rooted out, as the police were underfunded and often ignored by the SiWi police management, after they suceeded in removing the Mob's stranglehold on the previous government.
Geography[edit | edit source]
Cities & Towns[edit | edit source]
The islands of Nideroccia, with a low population of 60,000, do not have any major cities. There is the city-like district and national capital of Jeffries. There are several major towns that serve as the centres of the provincial subdivisions, as follows:
- Port Wilhelm
Climate[edit | edit source]
Nideroccia has low levels of potable water, and a desalination plant was to be constructed, but work has stalled as costs have risen. The islands typically have a Humid subtropical climate (Cfa). Although low rainfall all year round, with the majority occuring in the May-June period. Temperatures range between an average low of 16°C and an average high of 29°C. The islands are 3,565km away from the mainland at Pukara.