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Kingdom of Guyana
Timeline: The Kalmar Union
Flag of Guyana (The Kalmar Union).svg No coa
Flag Coat of Arms
Capital
(and largest city)
Yaracuystad
Language Luxembourgoise, Dutch, French, Carib
Queen Charlotta
Chief Minister Willem van Eeden
Population 20,362,500 
Currency LXG

Always highly prized for its gold and coffee industries, the Kingdom of Guyana has once again become a vital part of the United Kingdom of the Netherlands due to new precious substance: oil. Its main body lies on the Tawantinland continent to the West of Tawantinsuyu and to the North of Tupinambana. The capital is Yaracuystad and the population is around 20.3 million.

History

Luxembourg was a relative late-comer to the Carib islands. Following the loss of Bohemia and Hungary royal focus switched to bolstering the booming trade from the Flemish and Dutch cities. Hence a considerable navy was quickly established to support trade. A quite ruthless series of 'merchant-generals' seized a significant portion of the Tawantin-European trade by 1600 and Luxembourgois forces became a regular feature in the Carib Sea. In 1587 the Taino island of Arubay was annexed (and re-christened Heeftgoud) to form the beginnings of Luxembourg's now extensive territory in the region.

Musterung-Welser-Armada

Balthasar Hardenstein exploring Guyana's interior, c. 1640

During the height of the Tawantin Civil Wars the beleaguered and desperate Emperor Huallpa Yupanqui invited Luxembourg to campaign on his side offering them extensive lands. A small Luxembourgoise force landed at Yaracuy in 1606 and quickly defeated the main army of the Cauqetío Emperor Mayta using the forces of various local tribes to bolster their own and overthrew his corrupt rule. As thanks Huallpa Yupanqui gave the land to the West of Lake Tuikii to Luxembourg 'forever'. Emboldened by this the local military leaders took advantage of the continued civil war to amass a huge swath of the coastline and interior. As Luxembourg descended into the bloodbath of the Fifty Years War its governors in Guyana took to giving the local tribes huge freedoms in return for their assistance in extracting the vast amount of gold required to keep the Luxembourgois war machine lubricated. Slowly however attentions moved to the Far East and Guyana fell into slight decline.

Apart from Heeftgoud, the islands of Guyana were mostly haphazardly acquired; usually because its own merchants and settlers quickly found themselves out of their depth when dealing with the native inhabitants. For instance, the uninhabited island of Sint Liduina/Becouya in the Kalina islands was settled by Dutch traders in 1620, introducing sugar and importing labourers from Boriken. The settlement prospered briefly then was attacked from the larger Carib island to the North, Hairouna. The Luxembourgois navy, and army, from Guyana came to the settlers' aid, occupying Hairouna. Then when Hairouna in turn was attacked by the Carib army of Ichirouganaim to the east in 1629 it too would be invaded and occupied.

As Tawantinsuyu pacified and re-stablised during the 18th and early 19th centuries it became more and more impatient with its European neighbour. Declaring Huallpa Yupanqui's grant of land nul and void Tawantinsuyu demanded tribute for the two centuries Luxembourg had governed the territory. The Tawantin-Luxembourg War of 1824-1827 erupted as a result. The entire mainland territory was almost overrun in three months but the fortresses of Dutreux and New Hasselt held out and as the Tawantinsuyu attempted to impose their laws on the previously lightly governed tribal nations revolts in favour of Luxembourg soon sprang up. A re-eruption of war with Mexica effectively ended Tawantinsuyu's ability to conduct operations in Guyana and they soon made peace, officially recognising Luxembourg's authority in the territory.

The Treaty of Guyana signed in 1900 between Luxembourg and various kings of the autonomous 'nations' converted the territory into a kingdom. Government is still largely fragmented however, and the islands (apart from the very smallest) tend to govern themselves, as do the mainland tribal nations. A general assembly resides in Yaracuystad which serves to maintain relations between Guyana's myriad statelets, streamline policy with Antwerp and ratify budgets. The burgeoning oil industry has begun to lift living standards though the mainland occasionally grumbles that it has to subsidise the islands.

Guyana's varied peoples and history has led to a vibrant culture with Dutch, Flemish and Luxembourgois elements mixing with native languages, music and literature.

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