Republic of South Africa
Timeline: Great Nuclear War

OTL equivalent: South Africa
Flag Coat of Arms
Flag Coat of Arms
Location of
Location of

Unity in Diversity

Anthem "National anthem of South Africa"
Capital Cape Town (legislative)

Pretoria (administrative) Bloemfontein (judicial)

Largest city Johannesburg
Language English and other 11
Protestantism Christianity, Zion Christian Church, Catholicism Christianity
  others Atheism, Islam, Animalist and others
Ethnic Groups
Black Africans
  others White, Afrikaners, Asians and others
Demonym South Africans
Government Unitary parliamentary republic
  legislature Parliament of South Africa
President Jacob Zuma
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa
Area 1.221.037 km²
Population 54,956,900 
Independence from United Kingdom
  declared 1961
  recognized 1961
Currency South African rand
Organizations IL, AU and others

 The Republic of South Africa is a state located in South Africa, it was sadly known for his apartheid program again the black minorities and in general again with who isn't white. 


During the nuclear war South Africa like most of the other countries of the southern hemisphere was spared from the atomic war, but with the collapse of the international relations especially that at long distance South Africa was able to keep and continue relations with Portuguese Angola and Moçambique, with the British colony in Swaziland, Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland, Basutoland and in minor relations with Madagascar and with the French Department of Overseas of Comoros, Réunion and with Mauritius.

The South Africa's government decided to adopt a economy based on the mixed presence of privates and of the state, and also of abolish all the import and export taxes and of increase the public work

s with the creation of new workplaces for employers or encourage the joining at the South African Defence Forces at young boys. 

With this new line of government the economy grown for South Africa and the country enjoy a good economy and good relations with his neighbors, but despite this the South African population at enjoy of this grown was the white, the other minority would be use only a little part of this grown, but also for their the tenor of life was going in up. 

New relations with old friends. 

In the 70s South Africa started to do his first relations with the outside world when a Portuguese military ship would be stopped in Cape City for refuel himself for go in Moçambique at take the Portuguese who wanna leave their ex-colony. From the words of the captain of the ship they have learn what happened at the Estado Novo of Salazar, the country was hit by a nuclear missile on Lisbon, but despite this Salazar was able to survive and after have relocated the capital city in Porto, he have decide to evacuate all the Europeans and leave Moçambique to the rebels, but in Angola the things where far more different then in Moçambique, where the government of Porto decide to sign a treaty of peace with the Angolan rebels.

In Angola all the Portuguese forces retreat in the province of Cabinda, for his economically importance of the oil reserve and for his strategic position, so the Portuguese Army militarized the province and asked at Angola if they can signed a treaty of peace, and so the treaty of Luanda came out, the treaty say about the official end of the war between Portugal and Angola and the concession of Cabinda forever, the other colonies who are São Tomé and Principe, Guinea-Bissau and Cape Verde decide with a referendum if become independent or remain in Portugal, surprisingly the 90% of the population of Guinea-Bissau decide to become independence, the same things happened to São Tomé, but not at Cape Verde, who decide with a marginal victory of the 51% of stay with Portugal and become autonomous region, and he have say currently Angola and Moçambique are in a civil war, and he have he would be say at the general-governor of Cabinda about South Africa and the wish of the South-African government of restore relations with Portugal.

After have restore relations and have help Portugal in make more stable in the regions, with more cooperation between the Portuguese troops of Slazar and the South African troops, but not only with military cooperation but with the agreement over various commercial treaty. 

The Rhodesian coup d'etat

The six provinces of the South African Republic, created after the end of the mandate over Namibia in the 1963.

During the 60s the South African Defense Forces help the politician Ian Smith, a white nationalist of Rhodesia at kick out the British forces from Rhodesia, with this victory Smith declare the creation of the Republic of the Rhodesia and the creation of a multiparty system with democracy and freedom for his citizens, but he applied a political system similar at the Apartheid like South Africa, in fact South Africa was the first partner of Rhodesia with Portugal and other nations like Israel or Chile. 

The British colonial forces was pushed up to the Zambezi and forced to relocate it in Northern Rhodesia, there the British troops with the general governor of Rhodesia and Nyasaland declared that Zambia would become independent once contact with the United Kingdom will be re-established, until that moment the governor-general will act as head of state, choose by the parliament and the prime minister acting as head of cabinet elect with direct elections, the British never accept the independence of Rhodesia and it was only recognize in 1979 when Rhodesia become the Commonwealth of Zimbabwe-Rhodesia. 

Relations with northern America was restored in the 80s when a United States military ship, the USS Abraham Lincoln arrive in South-Africa and stay in South Africa for a week, during this week they have spoken with the South Africans, visit Cape City and other important center and spoke with the president and his prime minister, the captain of the submarine have told what happened in the United States and how it is now the old US, after this discussion the Captain leave South Africa for continue his travel around the world.

In the 80s South Africa is one of the most developed nations in Africa, with a high GDP and HDI rank, but even with this South Africa isn't recognized or don't have relations with many African nations like Libya, Algeria, Nigeria, Niger and others. 

Riots and return on equality 

In the 90s the South African government was fighting in a guerrilla warfare again the SWAPO, they was helped by Angola, Congo, Katanga, Moçambique, Zaire and many other African nations, after five to ten years of war the South African government left the Namibia for leave that at the SWAPO, who formed a national government and declare the independence of Namibia. Immediately, the new state was recognized by many nations throughout the world, mainly by communist and African nations.  

With president Frederik de Klerk the government of South Africa, struggle between the sanctions of the Africans and Europeans nations and the continue raid of the ANC and SWAPO on South Africa, he decide to create reforms and a democratic system where Apartheid will be slowly abolished, the hole Apartheid system was eliminated in 1995, when democratic elections occurred.  

On 27th April of the 1995, Nelson Mandela, leader of the ANC was elected president of the new South African Government, the Mandela's government would reform the county with an increase in the financing of the state economy, the change of the flag and coat of arms of the republic and the increase relations with African states, the economy flourish under the mandate of Mandela and South Africa was see as the training nation of Africa among with East African Federation, Zimbabwe-Rhodesia and Nigeria.  

A new millennium

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