The State of Santa Cruz, was a nation located along the Pacific Ocean in former Northern California, along the northern edge of Monterey Bay. The state starts just south of the former site of the destroyed city of San Jose.
In the post-Doomsday fallout, Santa Cruz became a region in a dire state of violent and brutal anarchy. Eventually, after over a decade of gang-related violence and the emergence of a slaving industry, the nation fell under the control of Fascist slavers and raiders who are blood-thirsty, incredibly violent and have malicious intent for everyone they prey on. In 2016 the state of Santa Cruz fell to a Californian Republic led collation
During the 1980s the city of Santa Cruz was classified by the United States as the most dangerous city in America. When most people would enter the area it was hard not to see a gang member of some kind on the streets. The gangs were violent and it was almost impossible to go a day without hearing someone was gunned down in the news.
San Jose, a city just north of Santa Cruz, was hit, and when this happened the area went from the chaos it was already in into total and complete anarchy. With no government at all, the gangs controlled the county. The police forces slowly dissolved, with officers either being killed or joining a gang. Gang wars were frequent, and by at least 1990 all citizens were reported to be members of, or affiliated with, one of the gangs.
Establishment of an Empire
In the year 1996, a bold and brash gang leader named Vilodari Scholairi, the leader of an Italian gang, came to power, ruthlessly expanding his lower minions and conquering all of the county. Scholairi was greatly inspired by Benito Mussolini, and so he greatly admired Mussolini and his Fascist ideology. In the year 1998 he established Santa Cruz as an empire, and legalized slavery.
The Reign of Vilodari Scholairi,
Contact was made with the Chumash Republic in 2002 when the raiders moved southward, kidnapping nomads and travelers for civilian displacement, they saw the country they immediately attacked them capturing about 20 civilians and injuring the military police. They later moved north to the MSP at night, first sweeping through the California Republic. They would stage secret raids and capture people without alerting any authorities. In 2009, with the discovery of Santa Cruz, the MSP announced Santa Cruz to the world. With their incredibly terrible humanitarian crisis, the country was denied permission into the League of Nations. They did not seem to care and in fact they protested against the League of Nations.
The Fall of the Empire
During a July 2016 raid of the California Republic Santa Cruz raiders end up kidnapping a Californian senator. The Californian Republic already had poor relations with the Santa Cruz but the kidnapping of their senator was the last straw. The California sent messengers to several neighboring states asking to form a collation to delcare war on Santa Cruz. Visalia, The Chushman Republic, Sierra Nevada, Casscida,and the New United States. The Coalition arrived in Santa Cruz in June 2017. The coalition was aided by a slave uprising. The coalition defeated Stanta Cruz in November. Santa cruz was then annexed by the California Republic. Vilodari Scholairi manged to avoid capture and fled to Ventura
Santa was a milatry dicatorship. Most power was held by commander scolaria but his linants did have some authority too
During the reign of Vilodari Scholairi, the economy was based on slaving and raiding. Post annexation by California the economy has shifted toward agriculture. There are plans to rebuild the Santa Cruz harbor which was destroyed in 2011 by a tidal wave created by the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake
Santa Cruz milatry was servicalbe for quick slave raiders but it unable to defend the city for long form the calafronia led colation.
The flag of Santa Cruz appears to inspired by Fascist imagery from Benito Mussolini's Italy, combining the Italian flag "il Tricolore" and the fasces, the premier symbol of the National Fascist Party and the Republican Fascist Party, the two Fascist parties Benito Mussolini was a member of in Italy, and where the word "Fascism" derives from.