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Principality of Andorra or Andorra
Principat d'Andorra (Catalan)
Principauté d'Andorre (French)
Principado de Andorra (Spanish)

Timeline: 1983: Doomsday
Flag Coat of Arms
Flag Coat of Arms
Location of Grand-Andorra
Map of Andorra today
Capital
(and largest city)
Andorra la Vella
Other cities Figueres (Figueras), Perpinyà (Perpignan), La Seu d'Urgell
Language
  official
 
Catalan, French
  others Spanish, Portuguese, Occitan, Italian
Religion Catholicism
State religion
Government Parliamentary republic
Prince
Premier Minister Xavier Espot Zamora
Area 8,447.5 km² (directly ruled), 20,000 km² (ruled by local proxy) km²
Population est. 200,000 (450,000 if all claimed territory is estimated) 
Established 1278
Currency Former spanish Peseta and french Francs are used as the main currency

Andorra has been in a world outside of time for much of its existence, locked into the mountain valleys of the Pyrenees. With the end of western civilization looming following Doomsday, the citizens of this nation have reached out to their neighbors, and exerted some level of control in a chaotic world.

History[]

Pre-Doomsday[]

Given its relative isolation, Andorra has existed outside the mainstream of European history, with few ties to countries other than France and Spain.

Post-Doomsday[]

Alanis1

Joan Martí Alanis, Bishop of La Seo de Urgel and Prince of Andorra

Because the Bishop of Urgell, Joan Martí Alanis, survived, he remained in nominal control of Andorra, given that François Mitterrand died in the assault of Paris or shortly thereafter. A loose confederation between Andorra and Seu d'Urgell was arranged and the groundwork for Greater Andorra was laid by the spring of 1984.

Òscar Ribas Reig, prime minister

Òscar Ribas Reig, the Prime Minister of Andorra during Doomsday.

Òscar Ribas Reig remained as Prime Minister of Andorra, and with Bishop Alanis approached other cities in the region for the common protection in light of waves of refugees from Barcelona, Madrid and the rest of Spain and southern France.

In mid-1984, Josep Pintat-Solans was elected Prime-Minister of Andorra by the Parliament and Òscar Ribas Reig was elected as President, given that the French side of the Andorran duumvirate had collapsed, and was not likely to be filled at any point soon.

The Lean Years (1984-1995)[]

Andorra refugees building (1)

Because the great amount of refugees from France and Catalonia, Andorra had to expand a lot and build apartments (and walls) to the new people who came to the country, like this in Andorra la Vella, the capital of Grand-Andorre in 1985.

Maurauding survivors from the urban complexes of the coast and Madrid ranged far and wide generally assaulting the more self-sufficient regions to the north. Many of these cities began public works, restoring walls around their cities to protect themselves from pillaging.

In 1987 a hard-bitten group of soldiers approached the government of Andorra, asking to help fashion a local army to protect their lands and expand law and order. PM Pintat-Solans and President Reig were both immediately concerned with the safety of their people, and the risk of becoming nothing but a military fief, with news of similar happening to the remaining cities in the surrounding remnants of Spain. A rising power in Zaragosa lead to acceptance of the offer, despite their misgivings.

This alliance proved to be the saving grace for Andorra, and paved the way for a larger incorporation of surviving cities to the east and north.

Guerrilla War Spanish Juntas (1997-Present)[]

Grand andorre expansion

Territorial expansión of Andorra. In orange the frontier of the Emergency Council in 1984, in gold the frontiers before 1990, in yellow the Present Borders, in pink the borders of the former Generalitat of Catalonia, in purble the borders of the former Junta of Benasque, in blue the borders of the former Junta of La Vall d´Aran, in red the frontiers of the Iberian Confederacy, in dark blue the territory under the Consell of Olot.

To the present the Andorran army remains in skirmishes with juntas throughout Spain, resulting in most of Andorra's population being expatriate Spaniards and Frenchmen. Andorra has developed a Coastal Guard to help protect against the depredations of Sicilian Pirates. Contact was made with Monaco in 2008, however there has been little interaction aside commerce, until this summer when the League of Nations envoy made a stop in Perpignan and latter Andorra-la-Vella.

Cadaques Pueblo Marinero

Cadaqués is a town in the Alt Empordà comarca, in the province of Girona, former Catalonia, and under Grand-Andorre. Located on a bay in the middle of the Cap de Creus peninsula, it served as one of the main harbours of the short-lived Generalitat de Catalunya before being reconquered by the Andorran army

On October 11 of 2009, a matter of days after receiving an embassy of Iberian Confederacy, Joan Martí Alanis died after a long illness at the age of 81. A regency council was formed under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Josep Pintat-Solans, and on October 23, 2009, a delegation of leading citizens was sent to approach the Rio Vatican with regard to the appointment of a new bishop. Several acceptable candidates among the existing priesthood were also sent.

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