United South German States
United South German States
Vereinigte Süddeutsche Staaten (South German)
Anthem: Hörst du die blauen Wellen brausen?
Do you hear the blue waves roaring?
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The United South German States (South German: Vereinigte Süddeutsche Staaten) also known as South Germania (South German: Süddeutschland), is a large nation in the Vismar region. It is currently ruled by Executive Chancellor Alina Bergfalk, with a male and female heir. The country is part of the Vismar Commonwealth, an organization which includes most major Vismaric states. It is ruled by a Semi-Constitutional Monarchy. The country has existed for nearly 12 centuries, going back to the year 236 BC (Before Cody).
The region in which the nation was founded in was originally inhabited by 6 Germanic Tribes. These tribes were as follows: Geldberg, Nordlichen Nebenflusse, Margeland, Hugleland, Land der Sonne and Schneeland
While many of these tribes were located in the south, the largest and by far the most powerful was the Nordlichen Nebenflusse (English: the Northern Tributaries) which formed an empire stretching from modern day Nambalonia to the Eastern Greater Sevillan area. This larger nation had taken over these tribes as vassals in 458, and had largely oppressed them. The most significant changes were forcing the youth into their ranks, while killing their parents if they were refused, enormous tax boosts, and soldiers were expected to stay in any town there for free. However, Hans Bergfalk, governer of Geldberg, secretly proposed an alliance to get rid of the empire. They fought a 20 year war against the empire, as it eneded in the defeat of the empire, and the unification of the German States.
There were some small expansions in 100 BC. However, the most expansion occured right before and during the Great Tridential War, annexed Greater Sevilla. However, these gains were lost quickly.
For hundreds of years Nambalonia was part of The United South German States, but Nambalonia always had a distinct culture from The United South German States and because of this wanted independence. On September 23, 1770, after sending a proposal to the king of The United South German States if the state of Nambalonia could be granted independence from the rest of the empire, the king went into a furious rage and killed the delegate who sent him the proposal. After this happened the king started to heavily oppress the people of Nambalonia and started "The Nambalonian Genocide." The Nambalonian Genocide lasted 4 years and killed around 4 million Nambalonians. After 4 years of being slaughtered by the South Germans the people of Nambalonia were weren't having any more of it and started to rise up against the South Germans. After a year of fighting against the South Germans other nations started to supply Nambalonia with troops and weaponry. After the international support The Nambalonians were able to make incredible gains against the South Germans and by October 16, 1776 they had reached the capital of The United South German States, after a 15 day siege of the city The Nambalonians broke into the nations Parliament Building and killed the king. The day after they signed a peace treaty. So on October 31, 1776 Nambalonia was given independence. So now every year on Oct 31 Nambalonia holds grand festivals all over the country in celebration of their independence. The USGS now has a day called Remembrance day, or also referred to as Apology Day dedicated to this event.
South German colonization began when the USGS, along with Hellona (Pre-Union) discovered the Menako Islands, and after numerous pacts, were split between Hellona and the USGS. However, unlike Hellona, the USGS Menako Islands were granted province-hood 1 year after. Soon after this, they joined Arialucia and Hellona in a search for a new continent. This led to the creation of their first colony, Tirpitz. Eventually, they laid claim to another large plot of land in the northern continent of Novollonda, and named it South German Hollweg. Their fourth colony was bought from Servos islands.
Order of the Blue and Red Star Crisis
The order of the Blue and Red Crisis was an unfortunate event in which a Nambalonian extremist used a smuggled bazooka to assasinate many government officials, including the Executive and Vice Chancellor. The Nambalonian Extremist group, named the Order of the Blue and Red Star, claimed responsibility for this. This led to a police clash out in one of the nations second largest cities, Greater Baden, resulting in 19 police deaths and 11 terrorist deaths, ending in terrorist surrender. The rest of group was discovered in the Eastern Sevillian mountain range, leading to foreign intervention by Latvian Spartopia and Aricrad. The first and only land battle of the war (The battle of Cielos Sevilla) resulted in 200 terrorist deaths and 120 government and allied deaths. The rest of the war was fought entirely through bombing runs.
In 1886, the relations between Hellona and the USGS reached its height. On April 22nd, 1886, Executive Chancellor Alina Bergfalk proposed making a union between the state of Hellona and the USGS. The Hellonian Queen accepted. A referendum was held and completed a month later, and 87.3% of South Germans said yes to the Union, while 75.5% of Hellonians said yes. The union is ruled by both leaders, and the states both have their own parliament. However, they obey one greater Parliament. 2 years after, Nambalonia requested to join the union, and was accepted.
Several colonial transactions went on with Hellona after the Vismar disbanding. The united Menako Islands were given to Hellona, while Tirpitz and the German Sevros Islands were traded for Hellonian Sconia.
The geographical situation of the USGS is very diverse. At the most southern point, and 100 miles north of it, there is snow. To the west and south east, there's mountains. To the island in the south, there are forests. However, generally, the rest of the country is very hilly and grassy.