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The República Unida de las Comunidades de Castilla, León y Cantabria - shortly called Republica Unida de Castilla y Leon or colloquially Republica Comunera - was formed a few years ago as the union of several Juntas of the northwest of former Spain. At west it borders on the Republica de Galicia, at north it borders on the Republica de Asturias and and has a small outlet to the sea. In the south and the east the borders are not clear, the boundary is confused with other actors (warlords, small communities, etc..)
The Republic is the more recent of the successor states in Spanish mainland. It was formed in 2001 when the Junta of León joined with other smaller Juntas of Northwestern Spain to form a confederal State with its capital in León.
In 1983, the newly established Autonomous Community of Castille-León (between 1978 and March of 1983, named as the Consejo General de Castilla y León), was being to start a new legislature under the cabinet of Demetrio Madrid, a politician from the PSOE.
In Doomsday, the whole community wasn´t hit, but contact with Ávila, Segovia, and parts of Burgos and Soria provinces was lost due the soviet strikes on Madrid and Bilbao.
In the morning of the 27 of September, an emergency meeting was held by the Junta and the Cortes of the community on Fuensaldaña Castle, and presided by Demetrio Madrid himself. After lost contact with the mentioned provinces, the goverment was put into an emergency status, and along the main military units, on the region, a mission was sent to León, Palencia and Burgos, to know what happened, as the EMP destroyed main electricity services on the territory.
The victory of the Junta of León against Galicia in the Second Bierzo´s War placed it ahead of other boards of the Northwest of the Peninsula. Six communities joined in 2001 to Leonese Junta and formed the Republica Unida de Castilla y León. To avoid the dominance of the Board of Leon in the United Republic, other governments imposed the division of this Board in six autonomous governments.
History of the Junta of León
Shortly after the attacks of 26 September, by October 83 is constituted a first Junta (Board) of Emergency in León soon to be subordinated to the Junta General of Castile and León, which in turn was subordinated to the remnants of another goverments and the surviving goverment officials.
Manuel Cabezas Esteban, the president of the Provincial Deputation, was elected as the Board Leader.
Few months after declaring the Board, communications with Valladolid were established and both emergency comitees restored basic communication between them.
Among the units that managed to avoid a retreat to Asturias and the restored HF military radio message from the Canaries and the Balearic islands in 1985 were the rocket launcher Regimiento de Artillería Lanzacohetes de Campaña n.º 63, stationed in the garrison of Astorga and Leon military airfield instead of leaving their garrisons decided to serve the Provincial Goverment of Leon that in 1985 took again the power in the province, in union with the militias, former policemen and civil guards and other recruits formed the embryo of the army of the Junta of Leon who successfully maintain control of much of the former province, but could not prevent certain mountainous areas outside the control of the Board as Liébana, Somiedo and El Bierzo, where an independent republic was declared.
Followed years of grueling battles on several fronts: in the east against the rebel República del Bierzo (first supported by Galicia and then absorbed by it) to the north against the independent mountain communities south and southeast against the bandits of the Duero Valley.
Curiously, the Junta of León never proclaimed its independence, it was considered an interim government until future reconstruction of Spain, when after years of isolation that hope faded then it proposed the alternative of to establish an independent nation, by then already initiated talks of fusion with other political entities of their environment, and only once achieved this union arose the opportunity for independence, within a larger entity.
History of the Junta General de Castilla
After an emergency meeting was held by the Junta and the Cortes of the community on Fuensaldaña Castle, presided by Demetrio Madrid, the goverment was put into an emergency status. After restoring contact with Jesús Mañueco (the leader of the Palencia provincial deputation) via a courier to know what happened to the nearby provonce, both provinces of Valladolid and Palencia agreed on cooperated on housing refugees, expand the agriculture on the Tierra de Campos and try to wait orders from any united goverment or remnants of the Spanish goverment or Army. While the northern area of Campoo, being isolated from the city of Palencia and the EMP, began to cooperate with the Cantabrian goverment and more with Reinosa and the areas near the Ebro reservoir.
On the city of Burgos, a coup led by falangist members of the VI Región Militar leadership took the Capitanía General de Burgos, overtook the democratic goverment of the city, and proclaimed the "Estado Español", as a reminiscence of the francoist era that was popular on the Spanish Armed Forces prior to Doomsday.
In 1987 survivors in the province of Cantabria and refugees fleeing from the falangist government of the Burgos province, from Euskadi and from other regions formed a government in Torrelavega in the former province of Cantabria, after the collapse of government in Burgos this rule extended to the south and in 1995 the Junta (that take the name of Junta General de Castilla in this year) included the center of Cantabria and North of the former provinces of Burgos and Palencia, including the towns of Pancorbo, Reinosa (the biggest one on the south of Cantabria), Cervera de Pisuerga and Aguilar de Campo.
In 1996, after expanding towards the south of Palencia and exploring the Ebro Valley, and repopulating the main towns of the Tierra de Campos, giving more arable zone for the Campoo Board, talks began with Leon for the union of the two governments, that talks culminate in the agreements of Campoo in 2000. One year later officially born the new United Republic.
The nuclear explosion in Bilbao directly destroyed nearly half of the former province of Cantabria and caused massive displacement of surviving people to Asturias.
José Antonio Rodríguez Martínez became the de facto ruler of the region, in the name of the former national goverment, but he was toppled in December 1983, as the chaos from half of the region was overhauled. He was replaced by Ángel Diaz Entresotos. who established a government based in Santander and in 1985, the goverment and the military that came from the Basque Country and Burgos refused the evacuation order.
Between 1985 and 1995, the former Autonomous Community of Cantabria became a miriad of small territories in the area, apart from the government located in Santander and the metropolitan area of the city (or the Provisional Goverment of Cantabria). Losing contact with Liébana and parts of the Tierra de Campos, the goverment sent an expedition to Asturias, and reestablishing contact with that goverment. After the unification of Leon and Castile, in 2003, the Santander goverment asked to join the United Republic, reconquering the Liébana zone and the Reinosa/Campoo area, as an agreement with the Valladolid goverment, Cantabria managed to reestablish the 1983 borders. There´s a small resettle zone at the former Trasmiera-Castro Urdiales zone.
In 2015, the Partido Regionalista de Cantabria approved changes to the Estatuto de Autonomía, under Miguel Ángel Revilla, and giving more autonomy to the region. While with help of the Basque goverment, a scientific expedition funded by the Banco Santander and Vital Ansar reached the pre-1983 border between Bizkaia and Cantabria provinces, and creating a exclusion zone of the ruins of Bilbao, after claiming the eastern zone of Cantabria, along the abandoned town of Villaverde de Trucíos, that was part of the region before Doomsday.
Unification and reestructuration
After restoring order on the northern parts, the main goverment on León sent an expedition to Valladolid, Burgos, Zamora (governed by a provincial board, and joined in 2013 to the country), Salamanca (The northern part was under a provisional goverment and joined the republic on 2015, while the south joined Cáceres), and Soria (under a republican goverment based on Jaca and parts of Aragón).
Provincial roads and the Santander-Palencia railway are the last renovated transports between the three regions.
The República is subdivided on three regions, the Leonese Region, as a reclamation of the Llionesismu movement, with the provinces of León, Zamora and Salamanca (Leonese: País Llionés, Spanish: región de León); Castille (subdivided on the provinces of Valladolid, Burgos and Palencia), and the Autonomous Region of Cantabria.
The country is an unicameral parliament, based on the pre-Doomsday Cortes of Castille and León (and still named as that), located on the Saldaña Castle, near Valladolid.
Current political parties on the Cortes:
- Castillian-Leonese (Spanish) Socialist Workers' Party (former PSOE)
- People's Coalition (AP–PDP–UL)
- Democratic and Social Centre (CDS)
- Communist Party of Castile and León (PCCL–PCE)
- Liberal Democratic Party (PDL)
- Agrarian Bloc–Regionalist Party of the Leonese Country (BAR–PREPAL)
- Party of El Bierzo (PB)
- Spanish Communist Workers' Party–Unified Communist Party (PCOE–PCEU)
- Castilian Communal Unity (UCC)
- Regionalist Party of Cantabria (PRC)
The region haves the wheatbasket of the Tierra de Campos, and coal/mining areas that give minerals and electricity (Compostilla II, Velilla, Anllares), ferrous metallurgy and other industries in Valladolid, Santander and Torrelavega,
Electricity comes by coal, and by the Santa María de Garoña nuclear power plant
The region holds scattered units of the former Spanish Army, and it consists of an artillery brigade, a small airfleet located at the Leon Military Airfield, and infantry and cavalry units.
Those infantry units are the following ones:
- Regimiento de Infantería D.C.C. Toledo nº 35 (Based on Zamora)
- Regimiento de Infantería "San Quintín" n.º 32 (Valladolid)
- Regimiento Santiago" 1
- Regimiento "Villaviciosa" 14,
- Núcleo de Control de Material "Almansa" 5
- Núcleos de Control de Material "Farnesio" 12.
- Regimiento de Zapadores de la Reserva General
- Brigada de Caballería «Jarama» I, with the headquartes located at the Academia de Caballería of Valladolid (with three regiments at their command)
- Regimiento de Caballería Acorazado «Pavía» n.º 4
- Regimiento de Caballería Acorazado «Almansa» n.º 5
- Regimiento de Caballería Acorazado «Farnesio» n.º 12
The only artillery regiment is the Regimiento de Artillería Lanzacohetes de Campaña n.º 63 (based on the Acuartelamiento Santocildes, Astorga)