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Normandy Republic
La República de la Normanie
Timeline: 1962: The Apocalypse

OTL equivalent: Normandy region.
Normandy-flag [[Image:.|85px|Coat of Arms]]
TA 1962 of France, 2012

Motto
"Normandía es impresionante!" (French)
(""Normandy is awesome!"")

Capital: Cherbourg
Largest city: Rouen
Other cities: Cherbourg, Cean, Beyuex, Bapaume, La Neuville-lès-Bray, Ailly-sur-Noye and Mers-les-Bains.
Language:
  official:
 
Norman French
  others: Standardised French, Bretton, Picardy French and standalised English
Religion:
  main:
 
Roman Catholic 80%
  others: Irreligious 10% and 10% Protistant
Ethnic groups:
  main:
 
Normans
  others: Other French, Brettons, Picards, Southern English
Demonym: Normans
Type of government: Democratic republic
  government: Senate
President: Phillipe Theroux
Prime minister: Maria Molenuex
Population: 1,456,450 
Established: 1964
Independence: from France
  declared: 1964
Annexation: to The English Channel Federation
  date: June 5th 2002.
Currency: Norman Franc, Somme Franc (unofficially), Lille-Wallonia Franc and some Barter in rural places.
Organizations: Walloon Alliance, No to the S.E.R. and Francophone alliance
% Literacy: 99.5%
Number of military personnel: 1,800


HistoryEdit

DoomsdayEdit

  • The targets hit were at-

Also see- Warsaw Pact targets in Western Europe.

After DoomsdayEdit

There would mostly be a problem with the radioactive fall-out from other regions of the UK, Belgium and France that would cause much trouble.

The nuclear winter lasted between October 1962 and March 1963. A nuclear summer then lasted between April 1963 and September 1964. A famine and a localised cholera outbreak hit the region during late 1963 and early of 1964. Limited aid was provided by Ireland and Spain, thus alleviating a possible major crisis.

The Rouen RepublicEdit

The mayor of Rouen, Marc Crossont, used the remaining local police, French troops and 12 stranded British sailors to enforce rationing, resorce sharing and martial law under the mayor of Beyuex until 1969. 

Normandy RepublicEdit

The nation had tried to maintain an independent and self-sufficient way of life, but it was hard going at best of times. The fishing fleet was expanded as best it could to provide a additional source of food. Fish was expected to become the staple food of the Normandy Republic, with the left overs also being used for fertilizer. This plan had proven partly sucsesfull by early 1966.

First contact was made by Picardy with the Interim regime in Normandy Republic (which held only an area around the Cotentin Peninsula) in 1965. It was set up by the mayors of Cherbourg, Octeville, Saint-Lô, Cean and Beyuex in the May of 1963 and only needed 6 months of martial law to stave off refugee flows and looting. Fishing was to become the mane food source by late 1964. 

Villers-BocageEdit

Villers-Bocage in Calvados  

By May 1st, 1964

AlençonEdit

Alençon was a commune in Normandy. It is situated 105 miles (169 km) west of Paris. The local Union for the New Republic party chief Pierre Hervé on July 5th 1963. Like Normandy, it only needed 6 months of martial law to stave off refugee flows and looting. Mortain merged with Normandy on May 3rd, 1968.

DieppeEdit

Gacé Edit

RoiselEdit

Le HavreEdit

MortainEdit

Mortain Battle Memorial

The Mortain WW2 war memorial.

Mortain is situated on a rocky hill rising above the Gorge of the Cance, a tributary of the Sélune. Mortain was a commune in the Manche department in Normandy in north-western France, but the popular local left wing farmer Jean-Claude Marriot formed a city state in it on June 5th, 1963. He broght in the usual restrictions like rationing and hainging food horders. Mortain merged with the Somme on May 1st 1968.

1965-1974Edit

The rich soils once more gave good harvests after organised farming was restarted in the early 1970's.

Fist ContactEdit

First contact was made between Picardy and the Interim regime in Normandy Republic (which held only an area around the Cotentin Peninsula), Denmark, Mortain city state, Alençon city state, Ireland and Kingdom of Lille-Wallonia in early 1967.

Traders made contact with North France and Republic of Brittany at the market town of Brissac-Quincé in 1968.

Fishermen from the Republic of East Anglia, Normandy, Somme Republic and Socialist Durhamshire all landed in the DRR and Frisia there during a bad gale, more by good luck than planning in 1973, since most nations wrongly reckoned on the Dutch Remnant Republic and the Frisian Republic were either uninhabited and/or badly overrun by either or both hostile German or Flemish tribesmen. This lead to the starting of political relations amongst these nations. Kentshire, East Anglia, the Normandy and Somme Republic and Lille-Wallonia would become close allies as time passed.

Diplomats from the brutal and corrupt Kingdom of West Wiltshire made offical contact Normandy 1982.

The Journeys of DiscoveryEdit

In the September of 1975 traders and explorers made contact with Brittany, the Channel Islands, Picardy and Northern France.

1975-1990Edit

Living-standards would rise steadily after the agricultural, fiscal, medical and social reforms of 1982. The Norman Franc become the national currency in 1984.

1991-2002Edit

Free elections have taken place every 4 years ever since 1988.The council of mayors dissolved in the nation's peaceful transition to democracy.

Caen and Rouen developed since 2000 in to national centers of political, industrial, economic and cultural power.

Kent, Lille-Wallonia and Sussex have been close friends with the Somme Republic since 1989. Regional relations are good, except with Central Germany and the Southern English Republic. Political relations are particularly good with Northern France, Tunisia, the Confederation of Carolina and VirginiaLower Saxony The United Netherlands Republic since 2001, and the Amazigh Tribal Confederacy since 2002. It also joined The English Channel Republic on June 5th, 2002.

Present dayEdit

Relations with Cornwall, Sussex, Wessex, Gloucester Town, the PRUK, Brittany, the Channel Islands and the Somme republic have become ever closer since the singing of the 2004 free trade deal.

Former refugee campsEdit

  1. Cherbourg
  2. Cean
  3. Beyuex
  4. Rueon
  5. Gacé
  6. Roisel


PoliticsEdit

Normandy Republic 2012 election

File:Normandy Republic 2012 election results.

Château de Gacé (Orne)

The head of state resides at the Medieval Castle of Gacé in southern Normandy.

Free elections have taken place every 4 years ever since 1988.

The election results of 2012 were as follows:

  • Union for French Democracy, 6,
  • Union for the New Republic, 6,
  • French Conservative, 6,
  • Independents, 5,
  • DeGallists, 4,
  • Socialist Party of France, 3
  • French Liberal, 1,
  • Le Mouvement Normand, 1,
  • Green, 1,
  • Others, 0.

MilitaryEdit

ArmyEdit

The armed forces abandoned the use of bows and swords in favour of rifles and pistols imported from Sussex, North France and Lille-Wallonia in 1987. The army is a volunteer force of 1,800.

WeaponsEdit

Colt 45 pistols, French Darne machine guns,Tommy gun, bazookas, Stokes mortars, Enfield No. 2 Mk I Revolvers, 0.55 Boys Anti-tank Rifles and Short Magazine Lee-Enfield Mk I (1903) rifles are used.

NavyEdit

It has 3 patrol boats, 1 corvette and 1 mine sweeper/layer.

Air forceEdit

There are only 2 Supermarine Mk XIV Spitfires, 2 cargo planes and 3 light helicopters.

EconomyEdit

It is largely dependent on agriculture, especially peaches, dairy goods, fish and wine. Other recent exports include telephones, farm tools and and furniture.

Wind and water powerEdit

A major wind-farm was built at Évreux in 1999, but a earlier ad-hock one was built to meet local needs in 1989.

Bio-fuelEdit

Small amounts of alco-flue has been made since 1987.

Irish peat, Kimeridge oil shale and Spanish coalEdit

AgricultureEdit

Normandy is a significant cider-producing region, and also produces calvados, a distilled cider or apple brandy. Other activities of economic importance are dairy produce, flax, horse breeding, fishing and seafood.

The bocage is a patchwork of small fields with high, dense hedges, typical of western regions. It was created where the fields and meadows are enclosed by earth banks carrying hedges or rows of trees and where the habitation is generally dispersed in farms and hamlets. Several crashed East German and Canadian fighter pilots were found hiding in remote forested places and out-houses for the first few years after WW3 had occurred.

Lower Normandy is still predominantly agricultural in character, with cattle breeding, cheese and wine the most important sectors.

Agricultural exports include producing dairy produce, peaches, fish, grapes and apples. It is noted for its cheeses, especially Camembert. There is a major peach cannery in south Normandy at Gacé.

Wine and ciderEdit

Fer Servadou grapes are the main source of the country's wine industry the Pays d'Auge is the mane producer of and is the home of  calvados wine. The 2 major processing plants are in Mézidon-Canon and Gacé. Production recommenced in 1964 and took off in 1970. It is exported to Kentshire, East Anglia, Sussex, North France and Southern England ever since the trade deal of 2003.

ManufacturingEdit

This includes the major telephones, farm tools and and furniture industries, which are all concentrated around  Évreux, Cean and Cherbouge. Upper Normandy contains a higher concentration of light industry.

TransportEdit

Travel is mostly by horse, sailing boat and bicycle, since there are only a few alcohol driven motor vehicles in the republic.

Railway rolingsock consists of-

  • 4x Maldegem stoom 3 steam locomotive
  • 4x CFV3V-MF33 steam locomotive
  • 3x Steamtram SNCV steam trams
  • 3x Belpaere type steam locomotive
  • 14x passenger carriages
  • 10x freight carriages
  • 8x coal trucks

There is also easy access to and from the UK using the ports of Cherbourg, Caen-Ouistreham, Le Havre and Dieppe via a twice daily steam ferry to Brighton and Ryde.

EducationEdit

Schooling is mandatory between the ages of 5 and 16. 

A small technical and enginmearing collage opened in Rouen during 2008 and A small agricultural collage opened in Caen during 2012.

MediaEdit

Cherbourg, Cean and Moratin all launched local local monthly newspapers in 1989.  A nation wide 6 page annual news pamphlet went in to in circulation since 1998. Posters are nailed up in rural places as and when they are needed. Radio Rouen began broadcasting in 2010 on 95.5 FM and radio Normandy began broadcasting from  Cherbourg, Cean and Beyuex in 2012 on 96.5 and 98.6 FM.

HealthcareEdit

Lung and thyroid cancer are no longer major issues, and are markedly less than they were before 1984. Radiological cancer was a major killer during the 1960's and 1970's.

Water SourcesEdit

Most water is drawn from the local rivers, lakes and wells.

CultureEdit

The artsEdit

The Provençal artist, Paul Signac, and the UK bard, William Shakespeare, are popular in the nation.

SportsEdit

Rugby, darts, football and Boule/Peronk are the national sports

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