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East African Federation
Shirikisho la Afrika Mashariki
Timeline: Great Nuclear War

OTL equivalent: Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda
Flag Coat of Arms
Flag Coat of Arms
Location of East African Federation
Location of East African Federation
Motto
One People One Destiny
Anthem "Anthem of the EAF"
Capital Nairobi
Largest city Dar es Salaam
Other cities Kampala, Kigali, Bujumbura and Dodoma
Language
  official
 
English, Swahili
  others French, Spanish, Ethiopian, Somalian and others
Religion
  main
 
Christianity
  others Islam, Animism, Atheism and others
Ethnic Groups
  main
 
East Africans
  others Europeans, Somali, Ethiopians, Indians and others
Demonym East African
Government Federal presidential republic
  legislature East African Legislative Assembly
President Libérat Mfumukeko
Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta
Area 1,822,873 km²
Population 167,502,607 
Established 1st January 1967
Independence from United Kingdom
  declared 28th October 1962
  recognized 15th April 1972
Currency East African Shilling
Organizations IL, AU and others

The East African Federation (Swahili: Shirikisha la Afrika Mashariki

History

Whilst the Great Nuclear War did not directly affect Africa, there was immediate economic effects upon the continent; Many nations, particularly in East Africa, were still under European colonial control, particularly that of Britain. However, just 19 days before the Global collapse, Uganda celebrated its independence. Whilst still experiencing some turmoil, the political landscape stayed overall stable. Five days after the War, the government made contact with the surviving British administration of Kenya, which had lost contact with Great Britain. They reported that they were mainly stable, and had assumed control of the coast from Zanzibar, which they reported had fallen to insurgency.

Over the next weeks, the two nations began to cooperate, with minor pooling of resources. However, on the 3rd November, riots began in Kenyan cities, demanding a transition to de jure independence, which was already supposed to happen (OTL this occurred 1963). This, coupled with pressure from the Ugandan government lead to the declaration of the state of Kenya. Sir Eric Jones, the Governor, became the first President of Uganda, and swore in Jomo Kenyatta, leader of the Kenyan African National Union, as the Governor-General.

In 1964, Ugandan and Kenyan forces landed in Zanzibar, and ousted the Communist government. With this, however, the question was raised on the future of the states, and on the 3rd January 1966, diplomats convened in Nairobi to discuss the future of the states.

TBC


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