Background and OriginsEdit
For hundreds of years, Wales was a country that was ruled by the English since the days of King Henry VIII. In the late 21st Century during the European Wars, Welsh separatist groups were formed and pushed for secession from the United Kingdom which they saw as a failing nation. The British responded violently and this turned the Welsh separatists from activitsts to terrorists and waged a war of independence against the British and their rule over Wales. The fighting had continued and destabilized the United Kingdom even when the bombs fell on October 23rd, 2077. Fallout shelters had been constructed and thousands of Welsh citizens fled underground as the world was swept in nuclear fire. As the ashes settled, Great Britain lied in ruins as her majesty was no longer in power and her capitol city of London lied in ruins. Decades after the Great War had ended and the fallout had finally seeped in, the Welsh survivors got out and began exploring the post-nuclear wasteland that spanned all across the British Isles. Wales was able to survive and didn't suffer as much damage than the rest of the former United Kingdom, especailly England, but it still lied in ruins and many factions were formed and took over the region.
Rebellion and FoundationEdit
For many years, Wales was split among the many warring factions that ruled the Welsh ruins with Cardiff being divided among three separate fatctions all fighting for control. One day however in 2162, the neighboring Kingdom of England, seeking to expand and reunite the British Isles in an attempt to restore the pre-war British monarchy, launched an all out invasion of Wales in an attempt to annex the nation and unite all of Britain. The Welsh were able to put their differences aside and joined forces to form the Welsh Liberation Front and waged a war of independence against the English in an attempt to establish a sovereign and independent republic in Wales. The Welsh were able to hold the line abd push the English back twice and recieved aid and support from the New Irish Republic and it helped bolster their resolve.
The Welsh of Cardiff would be besieged by the English two times and during the Second Battle of Cardiff, English Military Commander and knight Sir Adam Richardson III took part in the battle and lead the English troops. During the battle, he and his men found themselves stuck in central Cardiff and Sir Adam was eventually shot dead by a Welsh sniper named Andreas Baglan and the English eventually retreated and fled from the city. By the year 2168, England signed the Treaty of Cardiff and the Welsh won the rebellion and the Republic of Wales was officially established bordered only by the Dominion of Wales, and English province in western Wales and was mostly made up of the ethnic English minority and small pockets of royalists in the region which the Welsh republicans expelled from the country.
The Welsh Republic spent much of its early years developing and establishing a stable government and social and political system after gaining their independence from the English. The Welsh elected Brice Branwaladr to serve as the country's first president and he spent his entire time in office working hard to develop the newly emerged Welsh state. The Welsh Liberation Front was reformed into a pre-war military and a national police force and social services with the needed resources and established a legislative body called the Senedd. From 2172 - 2198, the Welsh state grew and managed to become a strong and stable land while its neighbor, the Dominion of Wales, struggled due to peasant revolts and the infigthing within the English royal government.
Frontier War and BritainEdit
The years following the end of the Welsh Rebellion were peaceful as the Republic of Wales grew and flourished and was eventually cut off when a border wall was built by the English authorities in the Dominion of Wales to the east to cut off the English province from the rest of the Wales which saw many subjects defect to the republic. Following the outbreak of the Frontier War in 2267, many refugees from New Ireland fled to Wales to temproarily settle as the New Republic fought off against The Celts across Ireland and many refugees were sent back to fight for their country after beign trained and armed by the Welsh Forces. Once the war ended in 2281, the refugees returned and were re-settled back into their home country, but it was soon discovered that the Kingdom of England was supporting the Celts all along leading to the rise of tensions and the eventual formation of the Gaelic Coalition. The Wales joined the coalition along with the Scottish Republic and by June of 2282, coalition troops landed in Wales and began laying siege to Enlgish Dominion of Wales in the Welsh Campaign of the War in Britain.
The Republic of Wales is a parlamentary republic based around the government of the pre-war Republic of Ireland with similiar values. The Welsh government promotes the beliefs of unity and independence for the Welsh people and actively opposes any form of imperialism and colonialism. The head of state is the President, also known as the Llywydd, and holds executive powers while the Prime Minister, also known as the Prif Weinidog, is the head of government and is the leader of the parliament, the Senedd.