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The Republic of of Saaremaa. (Estonian:Vabariigi Saaremaa. Latvian:Republika Sāremā.)
Timeline: 1962: The Apocalypse

OTL equivalent: Saaremaa and Hiiumaa Islands, Pärnu city, Haapsalu city and the northern tip of the Courland Peninsular in Latvia.
Republic of Saaremaa flag Haapsalu coat of arms.svg
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Location of The Republic of of Saaremaa. (Estonian:Vabariigi Saaremaa. Latvian:Republika Sāremā.)

Motto
We live on! (Estonian and Latvian.)

Capital: Kuressaare
Largest city: Pärnu
Other cities: Mazirbe, Melnsils, Vīdale, Dundaga, Haapsalu, Käina, Nasva, Võiküla, Kärdla, Kolka and Põlluküla.
Language:
  official:
 
Estonian and Latvian.
  others: Russian, Finnish, Polish, Swedish, Livonian, Norwegian and Danish.
Religion: Lutheran and irreligious
Ethnic groups:
  main:
 
Estonian and Latvian
  others: Russian, Finnish, Polish, Livonian, Belorussians, Jews and Swedes
Type of government: Liberal republic
  government: County council
Leader: Pytor Eenpalu
Prime Minister: Darius Cessna
Population: 153,755 (est. 2010) 
Independence: 1968
Currency: Barter with the Danish-Swedish Kroner in urban places and for external trade.
Organizations: Swedish-Saaremaa Pact and Nordic Union
% Literacy: 98%
Number of military personnel: 12 presidential guards armed with improvised bladed weapons.


HistoryEdit

DoomsdayEdit

The targets for NATO missiles were at- See- NATO Targets in the USSR (1962: The Apocalypse).

After DoomsdayEdit

The nuclear winter lasted between October 1962 and March 1963. A nuclear summer then lasted between April 1963 and September 1964. A moderate famine and a minor flu outbreak killed some people in both Pärnu city and Haapsalu city during 1963 and 1964. Many refugees, mostly from Tallinn, the Courland Peninsular and Riga, arrived between 1964 and 1967.

First ContactEdit

With the Kingdom of Sweden and The Union of Baltic Republics in 1967.

1968-1984Edit

1984-2004Edit

Present dayEdit

EconomyEdit

Agriculture was the chief occupation, with the principal crops being rye, barley, oats, wheat, flax, and potatoes. The islands are notoriously flat, as is both Haapsalu's and Pärnu's hinterland. They, like the hilly northern part of the Courland Peninsular, feature wooded dunes, covered with pine, fir, birch, and oak, with swamps and lakes, with farming localised on fertile on the patches that lie between.

MediaEdit

A 5 page, bi-annual news pamphlet has been in circulation since 2011. Posters are put up locally as and when necessary.

TransportEdit

Both horses and sailing vessels are the mane forms of transport in the republic.

MilitaryEdit

EducationEdit

Compulsory schooling is from ages 6 to 12.

Health careEdit

Thyroid and lung cancer is still a major problem, but became much lower since 1979.

SportEdit

Quoits, bowels, curling, canoeing and football.

Water and food sourcesEdit

The Death PenaltyEdit

It has never had, used, condoned or wanted one. They regard capital punishment as evil.

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