Functionalist Gaullica

Royaume de Gaullica

1920–1935
Flag of Gaullica
Flag
Coat of arms
Motto: "Patrie, Famille, Travail!"
The extent of Gaullica and her allies during the Great War (Green), circa 1931.
The extent of Gaullica and her allies during the Great War (Green), circa 1931.
CapitalVerlois
Religion
Solarian Catholicism
GovernmentAbsolute Monarchy and Single Party State
King 
Chief Minister of the King 
LegislatureCour Royale
Maison des Nobles
Chambre des Aristocrates
History 
7 October 1920
12 February 1935
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Kingdom of Gaullica
Gaullica Gaullica

Rise of the Parti Populaire

The rise of the Parti Populaire can be traced back to Gavorde de Chumparrois, a General within the Gaullican Army and veteran of half a hundred campaigns in Jagiellonia and across Coius. Gavorde is credited by historians as laying down the foundations of the principles of Fascism in his book 'On the Inherent Nationalistic Tendencies of Human Nature', published on January 3rd, 1889. Following the creation, mainly in combat of the works of Heine Mohr, de Chumparrois had gathered a substantial amount of followers to create his political party, the Motherland Party of the People. Despite his core folloers, Chumparrois never managed to gain any significant presence in either the Chambre des Aristocrates nor the Maison des Nobles. It was thus that the Minister of the King, Georges Illneax, subsequently ignored the party - and did Albert III

The Motherland Party continued to maintain a relatively docile and subtle approach to politics, rarely gaining a representative in either house until 1911. The combination of the mismanagement of the finances in Albert's cabinet and the impacting waves of a global Great Depression caused the party's popularity to begin to sore, especially when the extreme Right-Winger Rafael Duclerque took command of the party and reorganised it into the much more efficient Parti Populaire. Slowly but surely ministers become fascistic and people did too. This, coupled with the recent outbreak of the Eprarian Flu that travelled across the world in shipments of produce from the region impacted the political standing of Gaullica during the 1910s. By the time Albert and his cabinet had realised the imposing threat the Parti Populaire presented, it was too late. Albert III aimed to reach a peaceful solution, halting their progress through increasingly Socialist Ministers of the King. Whilst seemingly effective at first, it turned the Chambre des Aristocrates against him. The final blow was dealt when his own son, Albert IV, approached him and informed him of his joining of the party alongside many of the once loyal military generals.

With this crushing blow, Albert III left Gaullica on October 7th, with his wife, his remaining unswayed children and loyal members of the cabinet and the general staff. They would not return to Gaullica until 1934

Great War

Military during the Great War

Domestic Issues

Human Rights Violations

Resistance

Downfall

In Popular Culture

  • The critically acclaimed game, Louproche by Asterian Game Company -insert name here- deals in an alternate universe in which the Restoration Coalition defeats the Democratic Alliance, with Fascist Gaullica at the forefront of this global hegemonic power after developing technological advances that eclipsed the rest of the world.
  • The novel by Gaullican Author Philippe Duchon, L'Homme dans le Castro is a fictional novel set in Asteria that additionally deals in an alternate history in which Gaullica and her allies in the Restoration Coalition conquer the world with the exception of a few territories. Its told from the perspective of former Asteria soldier John Henshaw whom aims to adjust to his new life under the Authoritarian Regime of the Gaullican Empire, whom occupy the Western Coast of Asteria through their re-annexed overseas territory of Senouillac.