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Republic of Asturias
República de Asturias
Timeline: 1983: Doomsday
Flag Coat of Arms
Flag Coat of Arms
Location of Asturias
Location of Asturias
Capital Oviedo/Uviéu
Largest city Gijón/Xixón
Other cities Avilés, Siero
Spanish, Asturian
  others Galician-Asturian, French, Euskera
Religion Catholicism
Currency Peseta Asturiana

The Republic of Asturias is a small state located in the northwest of the Iberian Peninsula. Bordered on the north by the Cantabrian Sea, Galicia to the west, south and east by the United Republic of Castile and Leon. It became independent after the withdrawal of part of a brigade of the Spanish Army in 1985 but has spent much of his life well divided by internal conflict or threatened by foreign forces.


Before Doomsday[]

Before Doomsday, Asturias had it´s last census, from 1981, and was of 1,127,007 inhabitants.

In 1983, the population was of 1.120.000 inhabitants (aprox.)

Few months before Doomsday, the 1983 Asturian regional election was held on Sunday, 8 May 1983.

The Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) scored a landslide victory by securing a comfortable absolute majority of 26 out of 45 seats, with 52% of the vote. The People's Coalition, headed by the conservative People's Alliance and joined by the People's Democratic Party (PDP) and the Liberal Union (UL) became the second political force and the main opposition party in the General Junta with 14 seats and 30.2%. The Communist Party of Spain (PCE) obtained 5 seats and 11.1%, whereas the Democratic and Social Centre (CDS) was left as an extra-parliamentary party after failing to reach the 5% regional threshold. The former ruling party of Spain, the Union of the Democratic Centre (UCD), had chosen to dissolve itself in February 1983 and did not contest the election as a result.



A car used by the Asturian Emergency Comitee, blocking and patrolling an entry gate on Degaña, near the border with León Province

In Doomsday, Asturias was not hit, but refugees from Cantabria, Bilbao and Madrid reached the Principality. The regional goverment, led by Pedro de Silva Cienfuegos-Jovellanos, Antonio Masip Hidalgo (mayor of Oviedo), Faustino González Alcalde (Territorial Administration councellor) and the Regimiento de Infantería Milán n.º 3 of the Spanish Army managed to secure Asturias from chaos, coming from the east, and with some military units coming from León.

Independence (since 1985)[]

In November 1985, after some recovering, the goverment got news about other regions becoming independent, and after knowing that Spain was disbanded and destroyed after Doomsday, Pedro de Silva proclamed the Republic from the balcony of the Palacio Regional. In the east, the river Deva was patrolled by militias, and a diplomatic mission was sent to Santander and León, where rumours told that both provinces survived. To the west, the autonomous goverment of Galicia declared independence thanks to the effort of the Bloque Nacionalista Galego and a rebellion against the military. In the industrial centers of Avilés, Grado and Sama de Langreo, the goverment helped those towns to help their economy for improving agriculture or husbandry, as mining industry was being harder due to the lack of foreign exportations, along the relative isolation of the region with other parts of Spain.

Reestablishing normality[]

After some years of a relative isolation except some trades between the towns at the Eo and Deva rivers and being repairing the EMP electronics, the goverment led by Cienfuegos-Jovellanos redacted the new Constitution of the Republic of Asturias; making the Asturian language to get more recognition, and declaring that independence would be done until a reunification of Spain, being inspired on the 1979 Statute of Autonomy and the 1978 Spanish Constitution.

Politics and foreign relations[]

Asturias is a parliamentary democracy, multi-partist, and its territorial organization of a federal nature, and being divivded on concejos. The goverment of the republic is located at Oviedo/Uviéu.

The institutional bodies of the Republic of Asturias are three: the Council of Government, the General Junta (located on the Palacio Regional) and the President (who works and lives on the Casa-Palacio de la Presidencia del Gobierno.) Being a parliamentary republic, the constitution is based on the pre-Doomsday Statute of Autonomy of Asturias and the 1978 Spanish Constitution.

Since 1983, and with exception of some conservative periods, the main party is the FSA, or Federación Socialista Asturiana. Since the independence, the Ensame Nacionalista Astur has managed to cooperate with the PCAs and the FSA to create an asturian language and culture, while the goverment, now ruled by Adrián Barbón, haves a three-party coalition (FSA-ENA-IAS/PCAs) formed by 25 representatives of the 45 ones. The oposition is based of two conservative parties, the AP (People´s Alliance), and Foro Asturias, a center-right party that seeks to join Spain.

-Composición de la XI legislatura de la Junta General del Principado de Asturias

XI legislature of the Junta General of Asturias, from 2019-2023

Despite being a safe country, a radical group threatened the remnants of the Spanish Army after Doomsday, mainly being cells of Andecha Obrera ("Worker Union"), a socialist-radical group that was disbanded after their capitulation on 1988.

On the foreign relations of the republic, they have good relations with Galicia, Portugal, the Celtic Alliance and the República Unida de Castilla y León, mildly relations with Euskadi, the Republic of Spain and the Iberian Confederation, and they had apply a membership to join the LoN


Agriculture, mining and animal husbandry (mostly cattles and hens) are the main economic activities, combined with the coal mining and steel industry in Avilés (Ensidesa metallurgy), and industry along shipbuilding in Gijón.

Electricity is provided by hydroelectric plants on the rivers of the region (like La Riera and Tanes, located at the Nalón river or Priañes, on the Nora river) along five thermal power stations (Aboño, Lada, La Pereda, Narcea and Soto de Ribera) that use coal to create energy. Surplus energy is sent to León and Cantabria.

Weapons are created on La Vega weapons factory (Oviedo), and on the village of Trubia, thanks to a weaponry factory that creates artillery and heavy vehicles. Both are under the Empresa Nacional Santa Bárbara.

Cider has been exported to neighbouring countries, as before Doomsday.


With help of RTVE units of Galiza, old workers of the Asturian branch, and RTÉ engineers, on 2003 the Radiotelevisión de Asturias (RTAs)/Radiotelevisión d'Asturies) corporation was founded. The public broadcasting company haves their headquarters on the former Oviedo RTVE studios. Along this public service, local radios as Radio Gijón, and all under the Grupo Radio Asturias. Main newspapers are Asturies Hoy (a generalist newspaper that is a refoundation of the former newspaper La Nueva España), El Comercio (on Xixón), La Voz de Asturias and El Oriente de Asturias.


Land transport and railways[]

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A FEVE 3519/6519 locomotive on Gijón-El Humedal station

As cars had been a luxury transportation way, and due to the mountainous geography, train has been the favorite transportation for Asturias. Using the former rollstock from the FEVE network, and coal trains, the old network has been opened to Galiza (Ferrol-Gijón) and the Republic of Castille-León, thanks to a route that goes towards Gijón and Cantabria to León. The main railway station is the Oviedo railway station, and along regional services and military lines (as Oviedo-Trubia), an international train has been restored. The Transcantábrico train has been restored the route between Santiago de Compostela and Santander, with a stop in Gijón. Along railways, the N-630 road is still used by commerce and routes to reach Extremadura. Between Ferrol and San Sebastián/Donostia, the N-634 road crosses towards the northern Asturian coast.


The country haves two airports, the Asturias Airport, located in Anzu, parish of Santiago del Monte, municipality of Castrillón, 15 km from Avilés, 40 km from Gijón and 47 km from the national capital, Oviedo. Since Doomsday, it has been used for international flights to the Nordic Union, Celtic Alliance, the Republic of Spain, and Portugal. Along this, there´s an aerodrome located in La Morgal, near Oviedo, but it has been used as a training ground and a small repair base for the Asturian army and the few Spanish Air Force planes now used by the Asturian Air Force.


El Musel (the Port of Gijón) is able to receive cruise ships of any size. along other boats and connections to Vigo, Santander, Cork, Quimper and Dublin.


Asturian culture is heavily influenced by the celtic roots of the region. Even after centuries of cultural changes, Asturias still haves influences from their originary inhabitants. One of those remnants are on popular culture, such as the language, the old castros, and the myths about the natural beings of the nation.

The main theater of the country is the Teatro Campoamor in Oviedo, where the Prince of Asturias Awards were established in 1981, and restored in 2010 as the Asturies Awards (mantaining the same ideas as their predecessor, but eliminating any mention to the former Spanish Royal Family)

One of the most popular writers there was Corín Tellado, a prolific writer of romantic novels and photonovels that were best-sellers in several Spanish-language countries

On the traditional music, bagpipes had been more popular on cities and national holidays.


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A dish of fabada and apple cider in Oviedo/Uviéu.

Asturias is especially known for its seafood, such as fresh squid, crab, shrimp and sea bass. Salmon are caught in Asturian rivers. The most popular meat are cattle and poultry are the main sources of meat, as the famous cachopo, which is veal with ham and cheese,

The most famous regional dish is fabada Asturiana, a rich stew made with the Asturian typical large white beans (fabes de la Granja), pork shoulder (llacón), morcilla, chorizo, and saffron (azafrán).

Other major dishes include beans with clams (fabes con almejas), Asturian stew, Cachopo, frixuelos, and rice pudding.



Carlos Tartiere stadium, in Uviéu

Football is the most popular sport in the region, and since Doomsday, thousands of football fans support the Asturian derby, between the Sporting de Gijón and the Oviedo (former Real Oviedo). The Asturias football team has been playing friendly matches against the other national teams of the countries based in former Spain, and it uses the Estadio Carlos Tartiere to play (althought the 1982 upgrade of El Molinón stadium on Xixón makes this one to be more modern and bigger than the Oviedo stadium)

Other popular sports are Bolo de Tineo, which is traditional bowling; basketball, which has been practised by the Gijón Baloncesto, a team founded before Doomsday, cycling and rugby (The Oviedo RC has been popular on the region after being included on a rugby championship between Asturias and Galicia)

Armed Forces[]


Asturian Army soldiers training.

The Asturian Armed Forces consist of members of the Regimiento de Infantería Príncipe n.º 3 that didn´t left to other parts of Spain after Doomsday, a small NBC (ABQ) unit created to help other nations on exploring ruins, and some river flotillas, along some artillery units. There is a training zone at La Morgal aerodrome (along some planes of the former spanish Ejército del Aire located there), and the main barracks that are located on the town of Siero


Higher education[]

The city of Oviedo is home to the University of Oviedo, founded on 1608, and with some campuses on the city of Oviedo, Gijón (Escuela Universitaria de Ingeniería Técnica Informática y Telemática de Gijón) and Avilés. The city of Gijón hosts the Universidad Laboral, a more specified technical university