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|+ <big>Union of Venturan City States<br>Ventura</big><br><small>Timeline: [[1983: Doomsday]]</small>
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|'''Official languages''' || English, Spanish
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|'''Capital''' || Ventura
 
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|'''Capital''' || Ventura, Oxnard, Port Huneme
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|'''Languages''' || English, Spanish
 
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| '''Demonym''' || Venturan
|'''Independence from USA''' || Current constitution, January, 2010
 
 
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|'''Population''' || Est. 50,000
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|'''Establishment''' || January 2010
 
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|'''Area''' || 132.1 Sq.mi
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|'''Population''' || approx. 50,000
 
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|'''Area''' || approx. 1000 mi<sup>2</sup> (2500 km<sup>2</sup>)
|'''Currency''' || No official currency
 
 
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|'''Currency''' || largely barter
 
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Ventura is a newly formed country, that is made up of three city states, each of which serves as the countries capital.
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The '''Ventura County Families''' are an alliance of armed factions in southern California. The town of Ventura serves as its official "capital", with numerous other strongholds in the hills to the north.
   
 
== History ==
 
== History ==
 
===Doomsday===
 
===Doomsday===
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A Soviet missile struck Oxnard in order to take out two major naval bases in the area, CBC Port Hueneme and NAS Point Mugu. Most of the survivors fled north into the hills to escape radioactive fallout. The Ventura County government and the local National Guard were unable to maintain any coherent order under these circumstances. Within a few years, the main towns were totally depopulated. Most of the people who remained lived up in the hills, in fortified compounds occupied by a few families.
When the bombs fell on Ventura's closest county and city Los Angeles, the country fell into complete and utter anarchy. There was no form of anything no gangs no organizations, nothing, everyone was left to fend for themselves in the threat that other people may steal the resources they gathered. The closest thing to any form of government the area had where families, that stayed together in homes that where turned into fortresses.
 
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===Raiders===
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In the early 90s larger bands of raiders began to form. Some of these roamed in from the outside, while others formed from alliances of local families working together. These gangs tended to be suspicious of outsiders and mutually hostile, and wars were frequent in the area. From around 2005, these bands increasingly began to cooperate to raid the {{1983DD|Chumash Republic}} to the north, thereby gaining resources and influence. They formed alliances that gradually became more permanent.
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===The Alliance===
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At the turn of the century the bands began to seek a more stable political arrangement for the area. In January 2010, all the major armed groups in the Ventura County region reached a permanent alliance. Those groups who did not accept the terms were driven out. The former National Guard armory in the nearly-abandoned city of Ventura became the formal headquarters of the alliance, though it remained very decentralized in practice. The Ventura townsite still experiences lingering radioactivity from the missile blasts, and few people feel safe living there permanently.
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The stable alliance brought improved conditions to the county. Agricultural output and trade increased, and some old houses outside the fortified compounds were rebuilt. More visitors began to come from the outside world, notably humanitarian missions from Mexico.
   
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Local leaders tried to present Ventura as a legitimate "country", but since they refused to stop raiding other areas for resources, they never achieved any kind of diplomatic recognition. And anyway, the alliance has none of the institutions of a government, and its nebulous territory is defined by where its raiders can ride at a given moment. Ventura has seen good relations with {{1983DD|Santa Cruz}}, another rogue nation distinguished by its practice of slavery. Some Venturan clans also maintain the practice of forcing captives into slave labor, though they tend to focus more on raiding than slaving.
===Some time after Doomsday===
 
Around the year 1991 raiders took rise and gangs where formed, gangs usually composed of a group of families working together. These gangs where incredibly xenophobic and gang wars where frequent in the area. Some Time later possibly within the year 2005 these gangs discovered the {{1983DD|Chumash Republic}} to the north, after discovery of this country most of the gangs in the area realized they could benefit more from raiding the country for resources than raiding each other. Gang alliances where formed shortly after.
 
   
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===Current Constitution===
 
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At the turn of the century gangs began to look forward wanting a stable form of government within the area. With in the new millennium there had been attempts to establish stable city states with in the county but all of them had broken down, do to war, territorial disputes, or lack of care for the governments. In 2010 a final attempt has been made to establish a stable government that seems to be working, there are jobs available, rebuilt homes etc. When this country was formed they where denied into the League of Nations, because of there legalization of raiding other countries, and areas for resources, rather than produce there own. Recently they have seen good relations with {{1983DD|Santa Cruz}} being another nation that allows slavery, although Ventura does not have that many slaves, they tend to focus more on raiding than slaving.
 
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Ventura County Families
Timeline: 1983: Doomsday
Capital Ventura
Languages English, Spanish
Demonym Venturan
Establishment January 2010
Population approx. 50,000
Area approx. 1000 mi2 (2500 km2)
Currency largely barter

The Ventura County Families are an alliance of armed factions in southern California. The town of Ventura serves as its official "capital", with numerous other strongholds in the hills to the north.

History

Doomsday

A Soviet missile struck Oxnard in order to take out two major naval bases in the area, CBC Port Hueneme and NAS Point Mugu. Most of the survivors fled north into the hills to escape radioactive fallout. The Ventura County government and the local National Guard were unable to maintain any coherent order under these circumstances. Within a few years, the main towns were totally depopulated. Most of the people who remained lived up in the hills, in fortified compounds occupied by a few families.

Raiders

In the early 90s larger bands of raiders began to form. Some of these roamed in from the outside, while others formed from alliances of local families working together. These gangs tended to be suspicious of outsiders and mutually hostile, and wars were frequent in the area. From around 2005, these bands increasingly began to cooperate to raid the Chumash Republic to the north, thereby gaining resources and influence. They formed alliances that gradually became more permanent.

The Alliance

At the turn of the century the bands began to seek a more stable political arrangement for the area. In January 2010, all the major armed groups in the Ventura County region reached a permanent alliance. Those groups who did not accept the terms were driven out. The former National Guard armory in the nearly-abandoned city of Ventura became the formal headquarters of the alliance, though it remained very decentralized in practice. The Ventura townsite still experiences lingering radioactivity from the missile blasts, and few people feel safe living there permanently.

The stable alliance brought improved conditions to the county. Agricultural output and trade increased, and some old houses outside the fortified compounds were rebuilt. More visitors began to come from the outside world, notably humanitarian missions from Mexico.

Local leaders tried to present Ventura as a legitimate "country", but since they refused to stop raiding other areas for resources, they never achieved any kind of diplomatic recognition. And anyway, the alliance has none of the institutions of a government, and its nebulous territory is defined by where its raiders can ride at a given moment. Ventura has seen good relations with Santa Cruz, another rogue nation distinguished by its practice of slavery. Some Venturan clans also maintain the practice of forcing captives into slave labor, though they tend to focus more on raiding than slaving.

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