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Republic of Cornwall and Barnstaple
Timeline: 1962: The Apocalypse

OTL equivalent: Cornwall County and Western Devon including Barnstaple and Princeton.
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The Republic Of Cornwall and Barnstaple.

Motto = Onen hag oll (Cornish), One and all (English)

Capital: Truro
Largest city: Truro
Other cities: Redruth, Penzance, Barnstaple, Tavistock, Princetown and St. Austell.
Language: Cornish, West Country Dialect English
Religion: 37.5% Methodist, 24% Atheist, 20% Quaker, 12% Roman Catholic, 5% Anglican and 1.4% Humanist, Buddhist 0.1%, Hindu 0.1%, Jewish 0.1%, Muslim 0.1% and Neo-Pagan 0.1%.
Ethnic group: 95% Cornish, 4.5% Devinish, 0.5% Welsh, other West-countrymen and Irish.
Demonym: Cornish
Type of government: Parliamentary system under a constitutional monarchy
  government: Sennett
King: Gwruen Phillip Marrak
Prime Minister: Rowena Best.
Deputy Prime Minister: Susie Lampton
Population: est. 352,378 (2010). 
Currency: Cornish pound officially, and both the Irish pound and Wessex Pound unofficially.
Organizations: Wessex 360


StatsEdit

The Republic of Cornwall and Barnstaple is a democratic UK survivor nation based in Cornwall and western Devon. The term "Republic" is used, but technically it is still a monarchy despite it not having much power over the P.M.

HistoryEdit

Cornwall (Cornish: Kernow), was a county in the former UK, that became a survivor nation. The Republic of Cornwall and Barnstaple is an ally of Wessex, that is located in the former English county of Cornwall. It forms the tip of the south-western peninsula of the former United Kingdom. It is bordered to the north and west by the Atlantic Ocean, and to the south by the English Channel.

The Apocalypse of 1962Edit

While Cornwall only got a couple of minor hit, the cities of Plymouth and Exiter was destroyed.

Also see- WP Targets in the UK and Ireland. Plymouth docks and Exeter docks were hit by several bombs and missile, turning most of dockside Plymouth it in to 'toxic dust' and radioactive 'garnet stone'. It was quarantined until 1990.

They were few survivors and many of these people ill with heavy radiation poisoning and burns. As chaos reigned in Devon and Bristol, Cornwall, Somerset and Dorset faced a very trying time indeed. Electricity supplies failed due to war damage and EMP damage, while some water supplies became radioactive.

Post DoomsdayEdit

In the aftermath of the nuclear winter and Summer of 1962-64, there was chaos. As modern technology had shut down and cars were no longer in use, the Cornish people were for the first time in their lives were alone, truly and utterly alone. They were forced to recreate society away from the Plymouth region and in the years since Doomsday it became one of the many British survivor nations.

1962 to 1964Edit

A Cornwall Territorial Army sergeant named Cubert Marrak, who lived in the city of Truro along with his brother Steve chose to lead a group of men to block off the incoming population of England over the major bridges over the Tamar River. The remaining government of Cornwall had fled to the isolated Scilly islands. Cubert angey after seeing that the only remaining government in Cornwall had fled their county. He led another small group back to the city of Truro and began and took complete control over the city, and began doing the same with other villages in Cornwall. He sat up a Military Junta, that had a military commander in charge of every Cornish city and having Cubert Marrak as the main leader, who put out his military-political commands from the city of Truro.

A severe famine and a cholera outbreak hit the county, killing many people during 1963, 1965 and most of 1966. This was further compounded, when several cases of chronic equine infectious anemia were also reported to vets in mid to late 1967.

1967-1982Edit

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The building of parts of St Austell’s begins in mid 1975.

The Scilly islands were peaceably annexed and assimilated  in earely 1972. A peasants revolt in Bodmin quickly quashed in late 1972.

Expeditions were sent in to the former Devon and the unorganized, but friendly villages around Holsworthy, Great Torrington, Hartland and Westward were quickly assimilated, with the promise of a better lifestyle in 1972.

A severe typhoid outbreak hit the south west of the county, killing many people during 1973.

Cubert married his wife (Karenaz Brigitta Marrak) in 1976. They then helped recreate the parliament from the remnants of Cornwall Council (Cornish: Konsel Kernow), who had agreed to the assimilation of the Scilly islands in 1972 and the survivors of the nationalist party Mebyon Kernow. He fathered daughter called Bettany Gwenda Marrak and a son called Gwruen Phillip Marrak.

Fist contactEdit

As the Kingdom of Wessex , was moving towards Ilfracombe, Honerton and Barnstaple, friendly contact with Cornwall in 1982. Banstble was given to Cornwall and Wessex took Ilfracombe and Honerton in exchange for Cornwall agreeing to pool it’s economic and military resources with them against the Kingdom of West Wiltshire, and the Welsh SSR.

The Irish arrived after a chance encounter by fishing boats in the Irish Sea in 1983, and this led a positive appeal to Cubert to become a Irish client state (like Pembrokeshire). He refused agreed to stay loyal only to Wessex and took up Ireland's clientship as well, the population of Cornwall were pleased with the sign-over. Wessex and Ireland allowed Cornwall to have their own Assembly, which appointed Cubert Marrak as the Constitutional monarch of Cornwall for his honorary service. As living conditions and the rule of law rose, people felt happier and the street gangs and nationalist thugs slowly faded away.

1984 to present dateEdit

Democracy and legal institutes were inharnced after 1989. Cubert Marrak retired in 1992 and Gwruen became king in 1992, things became more democratic and the first local and national elections were held in 1990, sadly, electoral fraud was endemic in some local goverment boddies. Cornwall annexed the uninhabited Lundy Island in 1987. Gwruen has premoted democracy and helped fight fraud ever since 1994.

Most of his powers were  transfered to the prime minister in 1997 and 1998.

Relations with Wessex, Sussex, Gloucester, and the PRUK, Brittany, the Channel Islands and the Normandy, the Somme Republic  have become ever colser since the singing of the 2004 free trade deal. Gwruern has a 8 year old daughter called Nikki.

The Plymouth 1995 expeditionEdit

Wessex’s Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the Cornish State Council had quarantined Bristol, Plymouth and Exeter until 1990 due to the high levels of radiation, plutonium residue, cerium residue, yttrium residue, and silicon dust. Some idervidueals have been known to be scavenging near there since 1980 for scrap Iron, copper wire, fiberglass and bricks. They found little and became ill with radiation poisoning. Those who did not die soon afterwards later got cancer. An Cornish expedition that went to Plymouth in 1995 reported that it was sparsely populated rubble and the docks were utterly destroyed.

Refugee campsEdit

  1. Redruth
  2. Truro
  3. St. Austell

Bad weatherEdit

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One of the many frozen rivers near Truro in 2009.

Heavy floods hit Axminster, Yealmpton, Ottery, Otter St Mary, Gittisham and Honiton in Devon during 1987, 1998, 2007 and 2012. The winter of blizzards of of 2009-2010 was the worst in 50 years, in which 6 fatalities occurred.

The 2009 Great Britain and Ireland floods worst affected was the English county of Cumbria, Galloway, Dublin, Cork, Antrim, Dunfieshire and the Irish counties of Clare, Cork, Montgommeryshire, Galway and Westmeath. Deaths were widespread with 1 in Whitehaven, 1 in Cockermouth, a Cornish trader in Poundsgate in Devon. 2 women died when a bridge collapsed at Newtown and Talybont-on-Usk in Montgomeryshire. 2 also died in Dublin, At the time, Taoiseach Brian Cowen described the situation in Ireland as an "ongoing emergency" that was going to get worse.

The honorific floods and cyclone of November 22-28, 2012, devastated the former UK and Ireland. It finally killed a total of 42 people (39 citizens and 3 tourists)- 4 in Newlyn, 1 in Honiton, 1 in Truro, 3 in Exeter, 1 in Bovney Tracy, 2 in Shrewsbury, 2 in Gloucester, 2 in St Asaph, 1 in Wexford, 1 in Preston, 1 in Penrith 1 in Ayr, 1 in Cambridge, 3 in Monmouth, 2 in Northallerton, 2 in Kempsey, 1 in Chester, 1 Warwick, 1 in Derby, 1 Bridgewater, 3 in Upton-upon-Severn and 4 in Malmesbury, plus 3 Lower Saxon tourists in Warwick. It was the worst flooding incident in nearly 100 years! Aid came from Hexanshire, Durhamshire, Scarborough, Ayrshire, Perthshire, Denmark, Sussex, Willihamshaven, Kingdom of Lille-Wallonia, and the Neo-Roman Empire.

PoliticsEdit

ParliamentEdit

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Konsel Kernow lower house.

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Konsel Kernow upper house.

While multiple parties are permitted, a nationalist government has ruled without interval since foundation. Democratic elections, while permitted in the constitution, have yet to be held (fraud is commonplace), and under current circumstances are unlikely to be in the foreseeable future. The president is leading a political perge of the doddgey councilors.

State emblemsEdit

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Chough Crow

The Junta's logo was a chough crow of the genus Pyrrhocorax of the Corvidae (crow) family of birds chewing a old medieval bezant era gold coin in its beak. This is still in use to this very day, as is the pre-Doomsday Cornish cross flag. It has been portrayed with a lump of tin ore in its claws during the 1980’s.

EconomyEdit

Due to its geographic isolation, foreign relations were slow coming, and a localized economy dominated by agriculture has prevailed over international trade, though this is set to change. Small scale tin mining and beer production have become a growning exsport in recent years. Interestingly, a tourist board, to promote foreign visits to the nation, was established in 2002, although it is yet to come into full function.

The census of 2012Edit

The results of the General Census of Cornwall were as follows:

  1. Total population of 133,886.
  2. Males - 68,006.
  3. Females - 65,880.
  4. Children under 16 - 4,021.
  5. Employment is at 92%.
  6. 78% of households have running water.
  7. 66% of households have electricity.
  8. 15% of households have a gas supply.
  9. Literacy rate - 88%
  10. Literacy rate of under 16's - 72%

MilitaryEdit

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The arrival of the Icelandic Coast Guard ship Thor,2011-10-27 in Penzance on a official visit.

Members of local re-enactment groups, street gangs, remaining troops, and hired Ulster paramilitary filled the gaps left by the usual legal and military bodies. Members of re-enactment groups often made their own weapons and other resources, which they then continued with post-Doomsday. They created armed groups and train groups of survivors in military and other skills, and ability to organise. Cornwall was no exceptation to this fact.

The armed forces abandoned the use of bows and swords in favour of rifles and pistols in 1987. The army is a volunteer force of 2,500. It owns 5 alcohol-fuelled and 6 petrol fuelled vehicles-

  1. 2x FT-17 Tank
  2. 5x Chevrolet RD 4x2 (USA) - Truck
  3. 2x AEC Matador 4 x 4 medium artillery tractors
  4. 2 x Humber armoured cars

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

HealthcareEdit

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

Transport Edit

Horses are still popular in the nation, despite the heavy, but short lived, outbreak of equine ethmoid hematoma in 2004 and 2008. there are a few alcohol and sunflower oil vehicles and a few petrol driven tractors in use across the republic.

BeerEdit

Many types of beers brewed in Cornwall including those produced by Sharp's Brewery, Skinner's Brewery and St Austell Brewery, which restarted operations in 1995. The best-known include there stouts, ales and other beer types. There is also a growing, but small scale production of wine, mead and cider. Trade in alcoholic beverages is done heavy with East Anglia, Brackley and Ireland.

MediaEdit

The national newspaper is called The Cornishman, re-published weekly since 1989 has been in circulation across the Scilly isles since 2004. Penwith Radio which is based in that town, has broadcast on a FM frequency since 2012.

SportEdit

Cricket and rugby are the national sports.

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