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Timeline: 1962: The Apocalypse

OTL equivalent: Wilhelmshaven, it's hinterland, the towns of Tossens and Dangast, the Jade Blight bay and Neuwerk island.
DD62 Flag of Wilhelmshave Coat of arms Wilhelmshaven 1948
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City state of Wilhelmshaven.

Motto: English: “The port is always ready!” German: "Der Port ist immer bereit!"

Anthem: "Wilhelmshaven is alive!"
Capital: Wilhelmshaven
Largest city: Wilhelmshaven
Other cities: Fedderwardergroden, Feddenwaerden, Schortens, Jevern, Sande, Sengwald, Horsten, Hooksiel, Witmund and Grafschafts.
Language:
  official:
 
Standard UK English, Frisian, Low Saxon dialect, Low German dialect.
  others: Standardised German, Walloon, Picardy, standardised American English.
Religion: 90% Lutheranand 10% Calvinist
Ethnic groups:
  main:
 
Saxon and German
  others: Dutch, Frisian, Walloon and Danish
Demonym: .
Government: Town Council
Lord Mayor: Ernst Kopf
Deputy Mayor: Werner Kampf
Area: (claimed) km²
Population: 12,454. 
Independence: 1965
Currency: Saxonmark and Barter in some rural places.
Organizations: Saxon Alliance
% Literacy: 97.2%
Number of military personnel: 850


StatsEdit

The City state of Wilhelmshaven is a democratic, mercantile German survivor nation based in Wilhelmshaven, Lower Saxony.

HistoryEdit

Doomsday 1962Edit

  • The targets hit were at-

Also see- Warsaw Pact targets in Western Europe.

Jevern AFB, Bremenhaven docks and Emden docks were hit by a 1kt bomb, but luckily they did not explode and just broke up and spewed radiation like a dirty bomb. Sadly most West German and East German cities were not so lucky. Bremen Airport (German: Flughafen Bremen), Aachen and Cuxhaven got a 1x 1kt, MOD Osnabrück 2x 1kt (which did not explode).

There would mostly be a problem with the radioactive fall-out from other regions of western Europe that would cause much trouble.

After DoomsdayEdit

The 1962-65 nuclear winter/summer event and the following 1963 typhus and disenrty outbreak killed many, as did the radioactive fall-out. The much admiered local fire chief Dieter Ulbricht took control, since all other authorises chiefs had either died or fled the city boundaries.

The near by counties of Bentheim, Leer, Emsland, Aurich districts were flooded in the storm of 1968, of which the latter 2 remained flooded untill Lower Saxony recained them from the swamps in 1980.

Fist ContactEdit

Fist contact was made in 1969 with both Denmark and Lower Saxony (German: Niedersachsen) in 1969. Contact was made with the Frisian Republic in 1973.

The Journeys of DiscoveryEdit

A 1969 jorneys to Emden and Bremenhaven found small towns of 10,000 and 12,000 respectively.

A 1972 jorneys to Odenburg and Bremen found larger towns of 25,000 and 52,000 respectively, both being satlite states of the growing land of Lower Saxony.

1973-1989Edit

The Saxonmark became their joint (with Lower Saxony) currency in 1974 and a free trade agreement was singed with Bremen, Bremenhaven, Oldenburg and Lower Saxony in 1975.

As things were still a bit tight, tensions grew with the rival tribes of Frisia, especially the tribes of the Aurich. There was also an brief anti-Walloon riot in 1982, when a Walloon wool mercant was accused of ripping off his clients. The rioters were quickly quelled and the cheating merchant was banished back to Lille-Wallonia.

A costal border dispute flared in 1988-89. It was agreed that Lower Saxony got the Großer Knechtsand sandbank, Hoher Knechtsand island and the Tertius sandbank, Wilhelmshaven Neuwerk island and Frisia got Mellum island 1989.

1990-2000Edit

The first free elections were held in 1991. Agricultural production and living standards have risen sharply since 1995. The growth in trade between Lower Saxony, Frisia, Denmark, Kentshire and East Anglia lead to a boom in both commerce and wealth in Wilhelmhaven, Bremenhaven and Bremen between 1991 and 2001.

Döner kebabs or döner kebaps have become rather popular since there introduction by Izmirie immigrants in 1999.

Growing contact with other Nordic, German, Dutch and Belgian survivor states transformed the City state of Wilhelmshaven into a major Northern European trade hub.

Present dayEdit

A full customs and economic union was singed with Frisia and Lower Saxony in 2005. The port is now a major trading post for their ally, Lower Saxony, but not as important as Lower Saxony's ports of Hambourg, Bremen or Bremerhaven.

Much of the city is still being rebuilt, as materials from abandoned houses and factories are still scavenged, to build new ones with.

PoliticsEdit

The national parliamentary and presidential elections are heal every 5 years. The First elcetion was held in 1976, when Fre Chief Dieter Ulbricht retiered due to old age (he was 66 in 1976).

The SPD Lord Mayor, Ernst Kopf, has been elected for a third time in office.


election
year
Social Democratic Party of Germany- SPD The Greens (Die Grünen) Christian Democratic Union (of Germany)-CDU Free Voters (Freie Wähler)- FW Free Democratic Party (of Germany)- FDP
2011 7 3 2 2 2
2006 8 5 1 1 1
2001 6 4 2 2 2
1996 6 3 3 2 2
1991 7 3 2 2 2

MilitaryEdit

Cutter mattock

A Mattock.

It is made up of a 850 man conscript militia. Farmers' long handled billhook-slashers, Gilpin 1918 pattern billhooks and Kentish brishing hooks are commonly used as weapons, as are swords and bows. Mattocks are also a common improvised weapon. Guns were fist imported from the Denmark, Lille-Wallonia, Romania and Lower Saxony(German: Niedersachsen) in 1990, but they are still uncommon in the Frisian Republic. It has had a mutual defence treaty with the Frisian Republic since 1999.

WeaponsEdit

  1. Thompson sub-machine gun
  2. Canon de 75 modèle 1897
  3. Ordnance QF 18 pounder
  4. Colt 45 pistol
  5. The French Darne machine gun.
  6. Stokes mortar
  7. Enfield No. 2 Mk I Revolver
  8. The Rifle, Anti-Tank, .55in, Boys commonly known as the "Boys Anti-tank Rifle" (or incorrectly "Boyes", nicknamed the "elephant gun")
  9. Short Magazine Lee-Enfield Mk I (1903)
  10. Canon de 75 modèle 1897
  11. MG 42 machine-gun

BattlesEdit

  1. With the tribes of the Aurich (Low Saxon: Auerk) (1989)
  2. With the tribes of the Wieringermeer (1990)
  3. With the tribes of the Varel (1991)

EconomyEdit

Like most other post-Doomsday European nations, especially British, Dutch, French, Italian and Polish ones, the economy is poor and suffers from labour shortages. Most of the economy is weighted towards agricultural production though there is some industrial aspects in the capitol, but it is nowhere near the capability of nations like Lille-Wallonia. Fishing and fish processing are the principle industries.

TransportEdit

Travel is mostly by horse, sailing boat and bicycle, since there are few motor vehicles.

MediaEdit

A local paper went in to print ion 1977 and Lower Saxony's national paper was avalble as of 1978. A national FM radio station began broadcasting in Wilhelmshaven during 2008. Oldenburg's and Emden's experimental TV signals can be received trough out the city state as of 2009.

HealthcareEdit

Lung and thyroid cancers are no longer major issues, and are markedly less than they were before 1975.

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