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