Federation of Chanchajillan Republics
|Recognised national languages||Spanish, English|
• Unification of Chanchajilla
• Chanchajilla breaks apart
• Republic of Chanchajilla
• 2020 estimate
East Chanchajilla, or as it is less commonly referred to as the Republic of Chanchajilla and the official title of Federation of Chanchajillan Republics is a nation located on the continent of Euronia. It is landlocked and bordered by Mayotte (previously Zamastan) to the south, Paraboca to the north, West Chanchajilla to the west, and Birat and Avergnon in the east. The west and east had been unified as Greater Chanchajilla from their respective kingdoms since 1450, although a brutal occupation and resulting violent Parabocan War eventually eroded the social and governmental states of the nation. The separation of Chanchajilla and the ensuing Chanchajillan Civil War in 1932-44 resulted in two separate nations; east and west. East Chanchajilla, which remained a capitalist-centered economy with more political freedoms than their neighbors to the west, gained significant aid from Zamastan following the conclusion of the World War, and they provided packages that built their military, infrastructure, and economics.
East Chanchajilla is considered developing, and has a semi-industrialised economy with a well-integrated agriculture sector and a growing services sector. It is ranked among the emerging economies of the world, and is backed by one of the world's largest and fastest-growing middle class. The country continues to face challenging problems, including overpopulation, terrorism, poverty, illiteracy, and corruption. East and West have also had multiple violent and sporadic conflicts between on their border in the past century, including the South Turania Offensive and the 2021 Chanchajilla War. It is a member of the Coalition of Crown Albatross, TIDI, and the Associative Council of Neutrality.
- 1 History
- 2 Geography
- 3 Demographics
- 4 Politics
- 5 Economy
- 6 Culture
- 7 Health
- 8 Education
- 9 References
Unification of Kingdoms
Throughout the late 1700's and early 1800's, the military dictatorships of Paraboca thrived to conquer territory to reach their imperial boundaries to the Toyana Ocean and eventually, in a long shot endeavor, the Olympic Ocean. In 1788, the Parabocan Empire captured Vilanja after a month-long siege, ultimately annexing much of the eastern regions of Chanchajilla into their empire. Thirty years later in 1819 in another bout for resource-fueled expansion, a more aggresive push westward brought the Parabocan armies to Ivora. Throughout the next twenty years, Parabocan armies began to seize area around the Louise Mountains and eventually into indigenous Zamastanian lands in current day Aunistria, Mayotte, and Pahl, where the fledgling tribes were either conquered or retreated north towards the newly established nation of Zamastan. President Tomias Hapson established projects to house and protect fleeing indigenous refugees, one of the first refugee-crisis management projects in history.
In 1832, Paraboca invaded the Kingdom of Mayotte, seizing their southern shoreline and effectively capturing their access to the Toyana Ocean. In 1840, they moved northward and captured territory that bordered Zamastan's newly established frontier. President Hapson met with Parabocan leader Osi Jo Oberk when the latter traveled to Tofino, and aggressively talked him down from any more aggression westward, to which the Parabocans agreed. Instead of expanding southwest, the Parabocans moved directly south, capturing swaths of land up to just shy of the southern border of Avergnon.
As the manifestation of the expanse and settling of the east by Zamastanians continued in the 1850s and 60s, the Empire of Paraboca, which had recently annexed the Kingdom of Mayotte, and settlers came into occassional conflict with one another. President Elliott North in 1861 ordered Zamastanian troops to mass around the as of yet undeclared border on the frontier, which provoked the 1862 Battle of Joanah Ranch where Zamastanian settlers, soldiers, and Parabocan troops exchanged gunfire and dozens were killed. In response, the Empire began massing troops in the Mayotte region, threatening to invade Zamastan if the continued inhabitation of the newly annexed land broke into Parabocan lands. North ceased the military activity in the region, but settlers continued to create their homesteads and grow settlements in the area. Emperor Cardoza III, recognizing that the threat of the Zamastanian military had pulled away, decided that the annoyance of Zamastanian settlers would have to be a regular disturbance that he wouldn't act on for the sake of maintaining a relatively stable empire.
The dynamic greatly shifted in 1867 when President Bryson Woodward further encouraged farming and ranching in the new frontier, with these activities often times crossing into the imperial territory. This further angered the empire, especially Emperor Cardoza IV (III's son who inherited power after his father's assassination in 66'), who began issuing bounties to Parabocan homesteaders who were able to kill Zamastanian army officials and present the heads of their victims to their regional offices. This practice, known as the Cardoza Bounties, resulted in over 200 army commanders and soldiers being killed in ambush style attacks on the frontier, causing newly elected President William Castovia in 1869 to declare Paraboca "the great enemy", and resentment between the two powers continued to grow over the next year as attacks and rhetoric continued.
The Parabocan War
On January 5th, 1871, the Empire of Paraboca invaded Zamastan through occupied Chanchajilla and Mayotte in a full-out assault. Zamastan and President Castovia were woefully untested in conventional war and were caught off guard, relying heavily on large-scale attacks and even Ruskaynian mercenaries to help fend off the invading forces. The Parabocans swept through the frontier, torching towns and massacring settlements as they went. At the Battle of Foreman City (1871), the whole city was seiged and thousands of Zamastanian forces and civilians starved to death. By the end of 1871, the Parabocans had stormed over the Louise Mountains and into the Pahlan Plain, stalling at the beginning of the winter but hunkering down just outside Emerald, Alanis, and Glades. By the spring of 1872, the Zamastanian army was able to win its first major victory at the Battle of Revelstroke when an army led by General Baudouin Charbonneau broke through the Parabocan seige of the valley and sent them into a retreat for the first time since the war began.
The bulk of the continuing years of the war were prolonged battles with both sides trying to push the other back. 1873 and 74 saw massive territorial reclaimation gains by Zamastanian forces, pushing the Parabocans into the Louise Mountains and into the Mayotte and Titanian forested expanses. Battles quickly became less concentrated and conventional, where large field brigades turned into isolated and spread out fighters fighting insurgent style, using hit and run tactics to put devestating losses against the retreating Parabocans. At the Battle of Antirault, the Parabocan leadership recognized that the empire would be lost if they continued to fight conventionally, and decided to enact a front-wide tactical retreat and fortify the interior highlands. General Charbonneau was killed during the Battle of Antirault, causing the command of the Zamastanian forces to fall to General Philippe Portier.
By 1875, the Parabocans had been pushed entirely out of Mayotte, with Zamastan helping install a new government in the former Kingdom that helped develop forces to combat the Parabocans. At this point, President Castovia and the Zamastanian people had been relishing in their decisive victories and the war cabinet overwhelmingly wanted to keep pursuing the Parabocans in their retreat. In the summer of 1875, Zamastanian and Mayottean troops, alongside Ruskayn divisions, swarmed north into Chanchajilla, crushing the Parabocans who did not anticipate the length the Zamastanians were willing to take the fight. On July 9th, 1875, Zamastanian troops seized the city of Vilanja, with the capture of Ivora two days later marking the end of Parabocan occupation of Chanchajilla.
General Portier wanted to continue the war further by pushing into the Parabocan homeland valley and capturing their capital, though President Castovia urged against it. Many generals were convinced by Portier's ambition and remarked that the possibilities for economic, political, and patriotic gains that could be unlocked were worth the additional effort. Castovia eventually agreed, and in the spring of 1876, the coalition forces invaded the Parabocan valley. On May 17th, the capital of Cardoza fell, and Emperor Cardoza IV surrendered his forces for the terms of keeping the throne as a symbolic position only. Zamastanian forces then began a nearly 6-year-long occupation of Paraboca, working to dismantle the imperial structure of the nation.
The Parabocan War, also known as the Great Cardoza War was the world's earliest industrial war. Railroads, the telegraph, steamships, and mass-produced weapons were employed extensively. The mobilization of civilian factories, mines, shipyards, banks, transportation and food supplies all foreshadowed the impact of industrialization in the Chanchajillan Civil War. The war tested Zamastan's small army by promoting the first draft of soldiers and the concern of being conquered by a foreign power. Hundreds of thousands of soldiers were killed during the war, and the death toll for civilians in Zamastan was also staggering, as the Parabocan soldiers were notoriously violent. When the war ended, Paraboca went into political upheaval and turmoil, leading to the collapse of the nation in 1879, three years after the war ended. Paraboca would remain in a state of civil disarray and conflict until 1910, when they federalized their government and reorganized, including establishing diplomatic relations with their neighboring countries.
Separation and Civil War
The Chanchajillan Civil War was a civil war fought from 1932-1944 between rebel capitalist-republican forces of East Chanchajilla and socialist-anarchist forces of West Chanchajilla. Due to the international political climate at the time, the war had many facets and was variously viewed as class struggle, a war of religion, a struggle between dictatorship and republican democracy, between revolution and counterrevolution, and between fascism and socialism.
The war began after a declaration of military opposition against the socialist controlled government by a group of republican generals of the Chanchajillan Republican Armed Forces, originally under the leadership of Gonzal Jimoth. The government at the time was a coalition of communist and socialist parties, under the leadership of far-left President Manuel Besterio and supported by military units in some important cities in the Eastern half of Chanchajilla — such as Vilanja, Mirinu, and Pretesia. This left Chanchajilla militarily and politically divided. The Republicans and the Socialist government fought for control of the country. The Republican forces received munitions, soldiers, and air support from Zamastan, while the socialist side received support from Gladysynthia and Drambenburg. Tens of thousands of citizens from non-interventionist countries directly participated in the conflict. They fought mostly in the pro-Republican International Brigades, which also included several thousand exiles from pro-socialist regimes.
The republican forces of East Chanchajilla officially won the war, which ended in 1944, by achieving their ultimate goal of separating from the Western government and forming their own nation. Once the hostilities ended, the government of West Chanchajilla declared the militarization and hard border separation from the newly organized Eastern government. The war became notable for the passion and political division it inspired and for the many atrocities that occurred, on both sides.
The war served as a precursor to the World War, and major fighting continued to persist in Chanchajilla well into the World War as Drambenburgian forces warred Avergnonian armies. Organised purges occurred in territory captured by the West's forces so they could consolidate their future regime in their now divided country. Mass executions on a lesser scale also took place in areas controlled by the Republicans, with the participation of local authorities varying from location to location. During the remainder of the 20th and early 21st centuries, several flare ups of violence across the borders of the two nations occurred, including the 1972 Chanchajilla War and the South Turania Offensive (2019).
In 1949-50, Drambenburgian airraids on East Chanchajillan military supply storages, provoked by the rampant escalation of the World War ongoing in neighboring Avergnon, prompted the nation to offer refugee status to thousands of Avergnonians. The country eventually joined the war, allowing Zamastanian troops to use their territory as a staging area to recapture Avergnon, and often times fighing alongside them in massive battles. East Chanchajilla reformed into a republic following their entrance to the war and in the midst of the conflict, electing their first ever President, Biel Morata, in 1951. The World War concluded in 1954 with the surrender of Drambenburg and the Dominion of the Sanguine Church, and East Chanchajilla rapidly began to modernize and flourish with a more freed up capitalist styled economy and a more open system of government. Aid from countries like Zamastan and Emmiria flowed into the country as well, further propelling their prospects.
In 1972, war erupted between West Chanchajilla and East Chanchajilla over the West's military dictator, Parish White's, goal to reunite the two nations after nearly 40 years of separation. The war intensified as Western forces steamrolled into the East. The confrontation sparked major fears across the world, especially with the communist powers such as Yuan and Beleroskov (who backed White's socialist-style government), and the capitalist powers such as Avergnon and Zamastan, that the conflict would increase int a possible second World War. The war raged from April until September of 1972, with thousands of casualties on each side. In the end, a peace negotiation was reached by a joint-team of Beleroskovian and Zamastanian delegators, who convinced White to withdraw his forces under the threat of nuclear retaliation.
In 1981, East Chanchajilla joined the Coalition of Crown Albatross, securing a seat on the General Assembly and a temporary one on the Security Council.
In 1991, Brais Padrón lost a presidential election to Emma Saldaña, who became the first female President of the Federation. In 1999, Francisco Javier Caballero won the Presidency and reformed East Chanchajilla's economy with policies that initially started to improve and boost the economic output, but quickly plunged the country into stagnation. East Chanchajilla has contended with high crime rates, official corruption, narcotrafficking, and an occassionally stagnant economy in the 21st century. Many state-owned industrial enterprises were privatized starting in the 1990s, with neoliberal reforms. President Diego Charpantier in 2008 launched a massive anti-drug cartel campaign with the assistance of President of Zamastan Cassious Castovia.
In 2018, President Andres Obrahoma was charged with drug trafficing charges and conspiracy of fraud, which led to his resignation and subsequent arrest on December 1st, 2018. He was replaced by Vice-President Gideon Boer. In May of 2019, a border skirmish in the province of Turania between East and West troops led to the South Turania Offensive. The cause of the war was the infiltration of Western soldiers disguised as militants into positions on the Eastern side of the LOC, which serves as the border between the two states. During the initial stages of the war, West Chanchajilla blamed the fighting entirely on independent Turania insurgents, but documents left behind by casualties and later statements by West Chanchajillan dictator Frederick Armbar showed involvement of West Chanchajillan paramilitary forces. The East's Army, later supported by the East's Air Force, recaptured a majority of the positions on the East side of the LOC infiltrated by the Western troops and militants. Facing international diplomatic opposition, the Western forces withdrew from the remaining Eastern positions along the LOC. The war ended with the signing of the Treaty of Turania, moderated by Rio Palito.
In 2021, in response to dozens of arrests of West Chanchajillan diplomats, Frederick Armbar initiated a series of terrorist attacks in East Chanchajilla, including an attack in Meguén that killed 76 people and an attack in Vilanja that killed 21. On February 23rd, the West Chanchajillan military launched a series of missile attacks across the Northwestern provinces in the cities of Turania, Nortagate, and Vilanja that killed 542 people and injured thousands.  President Boer put the nation's military on high alert and undertook retaliatory airstrikes. The airstrikes soon progressed into a ground offensive, with East Chanchajillan forces advancing beyond the border and capturing the city of Omi within days.
Zamastan, who had intercepted and shot down dozens of West Chanchajillan missiles on February 23rd, resolved to help Eastern forces by conducting airstrikes on March 1st, a campaign which would last for the remainder of the conflict. Eastern officials stated on numerous occasions that the inclusion of Zamastanian air superiority resulted directly to the speed at which Eastern forces advanced throughout the country. Despite being stalled after capturing Omi, Eastern forces managed to break the resistance and force the Western forces into a strategic retreat to the capital of Ivora. On March 16th, the cities of Vicalvi, Anamosori, and Treviso were captured, as was the nuclear facility in Treviso. The fall of these cities, in addition to the capture of Accadia two days later, meant the capital of Ivora was surrounded completely.
On March 22nd, 2021, Parabocan forces joined the conflict following a treaty signed between President Garr'n Cardoza and President Boer. The offensive now targeted Ivora, with the intention to capture the city, locate and capture Frederick Armbar, and overthrow the government and military rule. On March 24th, Presidents Boer, Cardoza, and Moreau met in Vilanja to discuss establishing a new tri-national run interim government following the inevitable capture of the city. However, fighting lasted longer and became more brutal than anticipated in Ivora.
The Federation of Chanchajillan Republics are a federation whose government is representative, democratic and republican based on a presidential system according to the 1951 Constitution. The constitution establishes three levels of government: the federal Union, the state governments and the municipal governments. According to the constitution, all constituent states of the federation must have a republican form of government composed of three branches: the executive, represented by a governor and an appointed cabinet, the legislative branch constituted by a unicameral congress and the judiciary, which will include a state Supreme Court of Justice. They also have their own civil and judicial codes. The federal legislature is the bicameral Congress of the Union, composed of the Senate of the Republic and the Chamber of Deputies. The Congress makes federal law, declares war, imposes taxes, approves the national budget and international treaties, and ratifies diplomatic appointments.
The federal Congress, as well as the state legislatures, are elected by a system of parallel voting that includes plurality and proportional representation. The Chamber of Deputies has 500 deputies. Of these, 300 are elected by plurality vote in single-member districts (the federal electoral districts) and 200 are elected by proportional representation with closed party lists for which the country is divided into five electoral constituencies. The Senate is made up of 128 senators. Of these, 64 senators (two for each state and two for Vilanja) are elected by plurality vote in pairs; 32 senators are the first minority or first-runner up (one for each state and one for Vilanja), and 32 are elected by proportional representation from national closed party lists.
The executive is the President of the Chanchajillan Republics, who is the head of state and government, as well as the commander-in-chief of the East Chanchajillan military forces. The current President is Gideon Boer, who took power following the resignation of Andres Obrahoma in 2018. The President also appoints the Cabinet and other officers. The President is responsible for executing and enforcing the law, and has the power to veto bills. The highest organ of the judicial branch of government is the Supreme Court of Justice, the national supreme court, which has eleven judges appointed by the President and approved by the Senate. The Supreme Court of Justice interprets laws and judges cases of federal competency. Other institutions of the judiciary are the Federal Electoral Tribunal, collegiate, unitary and district tribunals, and the Council of the Federal Judiciary.
List of Presidents
Presidents of East Chanchajilla
(Years in office)
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Public security is enacted at the three levels of government, each of which has different prerogatives and responsibilities. Local and state police departments are primarily in charge of law enforcement, whereas the Chanchajillan Federal Police are in charge of specialized duties. All levels report to the Secretaría de Seguridad Pública (Secretary of Public Security). The General Attorney's Office (Fiscalía General de la República, FGR) is a constitutional autonomous organism in charge of investigating and prosecuting crimes at the federal level, mainly those related to drug and arms trafficking, espionage, and bank robberies. The FGR operates the Federal Ministerial Police (Policia Federal Ministerial, PMF) an investigative and preventive agency.
While the government generally respects the human rights of its citizens, serious abuses of power have been reported in security operations in the southern part of the country and in indigenous communities and poor urban neighborhoods. The Coalition of Crown Albatross's Human Rights Commission has had little impact in reversing this trend, engaging mostly in documentation but failing to use its powers to issue public condemnations to the officials who ignore its recommendations. By law, all defendants have the rights that assure them fair trials and humane treatment; however, the system is overburdened and overwhelmed with several problems.
Despite the efforts of the authorities to fight crime and fraud, most East Chanchajillans have low confidence in the police or the judicial system, and therefore, few crimes are actually reported by the citizens. In 2008, president Diego Charpantier proposed a major reform of the judicial system, which was approved by the Congress of the Union, which included oral trials, the presumption of innocence for defendants, the authority of local police to investigate crime—until then a prerogative of special police units—and several other changes intended to speed up trials.
Drug cartels are a major concern in East Chanchajilla. East Chanchajilla's drug war, ongoing since 2006, has left over 50,000 dead and perhaps another 37,000 missing. The Chanchajillan drug cartels have as many as 100,000 members and are largely sponsored by the West Chanchajillan regime of Frederick Armbar. The Zamastanian Department of State warns its citizens to exercise increased caution when traveling in East Chanchajilla, issuing travel advisories on its website. President Diego Charpantier (2007–15) made eradicating organized crime one of the top priorities of his administration by deploying military personnel to cities where drug cartels operate. This move was criticized by the opposition parties and the C.C.A. Human Rights Commission for escalating the violence, but its effects have been positively evaluated by the Zamastanian State Department's Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs as having obtained "unprecedented results" with "many important successes".
Since President Charpantier launched a crackdown against cartels in 2008, more than 13,000 alleged criminals have been successfully killed. Of the total drug-related violence 4% are innocent people, mostly by-passers and people trapped in between shootings; 90% accounts for criminals and 6% for military personnel and police officers. In October 2008, President Charpantier and Zamastanian president Cassious Castovia announced the Piérida Initiative, a plan of law enforcement cooperation between the two countries, which lasts to this day.
Politicians are often the target of the drug cartels, with 4 mayors and a federal senator being killed in 2019. Visiting dignataries are urged to have caution while traveling and rarely go anywhere in the country without a federal security escort. In October of 2020, Zamastanian Secretary of Defense Camille Boffrand was the target of an assassination attempt by a hired agent of the Syraranto Tasoulas government while on a security summit visit to Vilanja because of his support of rebel forces in the ongoing civil war in Syraranto.
Foreign Relations and Military
East Chanchajilla is a member of the Coalition of Crown Albatross, having joined the organization in 1981. The foreign policies and relations of the country are dictated by the President. Its closest ally is Zamastan, with whom they share a flowing market trade and a natural border.
The East Chanchajillan military "provides a unique example of a military leadership's transforming itself into a civilian political elite, simultaneously transferring the basis of power from the army to a civilian state." The transformation was brought about by revolutionary generals in the 1930s and 1940s, following the deconstruction of the Federal Army following its engagement in the more than decade-long Chanchajillan Civil War.
The Federal Chanchajillan Armed Forces have two branches: the Army and the Air Force. The Armed Forces maintain significant infrastructure, including facilities for design, research, and testing of weapons, vehicles, aircraft, river boat naval vessels, defense systems and electronics; military industry manufacturing centers for building such systems, advanced heavy military equipment, and advanced missile technologies.
See also: Cities in East Chanchajilla
Metropolitan areas in East Chanchajilla
Chanchajillan culture reflects the complexity of the country's history through the blending of indigenous cultures and the culture of Paraboca, imparted during Paraboca's 140-year colonial rule of Chanchajilla. Exogenous cultural elements have been incorporated into Chanchajilla culture as time has passed.
The origin of the current Chanchajillan cuisine is established during the Parabocan colonial era and the Zamastanian occupation, a mixture of the foods of the two countries with native indigenous ingredients. Of foods originated in Chanchajilla is the corn, the pepper vegetables (together with Central Euronia), calabazas (together with the Northern Euronian nations), avocados, sweet potato (together with the Steppe Region of Euronia), the turkey (together with the Avergnon region) and other fruits and spices. Other Indigenous products are many beans. Similarly, some cooking techniques used today are inherited from pre-Parabocan peoples, such as the nixtamalization of corn, the cooking of food in ovens at ground level, grinding in molcajete and metate. With the Parabocans came the pork, beef and chicken meats; peppercorn, sugar, milk and all its derivatives, wheat and rice, citrus fruits and another constellation of ingredients that are part of the daily diet of Chanchajillans.
From this meeting of millennia old two culinary traditions, were born pozole, mole sauce, barbacoa and tamale is in its current forms, the chocolate, a large range of breads, tacos, and the broad repertoire of Chanchajilla street foods. Beverages such as atole, champurrado, milk chocolate and aguas frescas were born; desserts such as acitrón and the full range of crystallized sweets, rompope, cajeta, jericaya and the wide repertoire of delights created in the convents of nuns in all parts of the country.
East Chanchajilla's most popular team sport is association football. Football is widely followed and practiced all over the country and it is considered the most popular sport in most states. It is believed that football was introduced in Chanchajilla by Avergnonian miners at the end of the 19th century. By 1902 a five-team league emerged with a strong Zamastanian/Avergnonian influence. Football became a professional sport in 1956.
East Chanchajilla has hosted two World Cup tournaments (1974 and 1987). Many of the stadiums in use in the league have a World Cup history. Sites such as Estadio Jalisco in Vilanja, and Estadio Bezteca in Mirinu are renowned for their national and international history. The legendary Estadio Bezteca, for example, is one of the highest capacity stadiums in the world. East Chanchajilla's biggest stadiums are Estadio Bezteca, Estadio Jalisco, Estadio BBVA Bancomer, Estadio Olímpico Universitario and Estadio Cuauhtémoc.
In 2019, the literacy rate was at 97% for youth under the age of 14, and 91% for people over 15. The National Autonomous University of East Chanchajilla ranks 73rd in the World University Rankings, making it the best university in the country. After it comes the Vilanja Institute of Technology and Higher Education as the best private school in East Chanchajilla and 158th worldwide in 2019. Private business schools also stand out in international rankings.