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Waterboersland
Timeline: 1983: Doomsday
Flag Coat of Arms
Flag Coat of Arms
Location of
Location of
Capital Griqua Town
Largest city Grootdrink
Language
  official
 
Afrikaans, German, English
  others KwaZulu, Lesothi
Population 965,131 (2010)

1,794,013 (2020) 

Currency The Boer Pound

Waterboersland is a breakaway state created by New Republic Party members. It is part of the modern New Union of South Africa. The nation's name in Afrikaans means Waterboer Country.

History

Post-Doomsday

The areas comprising of modern day Waterboersland suffered the same chaos the rest of the nation did. South Africa soon had reached the verge of collapse due to loss of all international trade and the siphoning of supplies to majority white areas. This did not sit well with the rest of the population who were discontent with apartheid and the actions of the government and the nation soon collapsed into chaos and civil-war. The Local Area was heavily effected after the collapse of the south African government, with refugees and bandits, either overwhelming local authorities, or hindering local efforts to contain the humanitarian crisis. however it would not be long until a unexpected offer would arrive, The Orange free state, which had gone relatively unaffected by the collapse of the south African government, was offering to send two division worth 8,000 men to Waterboersland to act as law keepers, in return The Orange Free State would get a small chunk of the refugees to help Waterboersland (though this was most likely to get more individuals to keep the industries of the The Orange Free State Operating) the government would accept the terms that had been proposed to it and two divisions from The Orange Free State Moved in. the effects of this were almost immediate. Bandit and warlord groups disappeared overnight, as they fled north into Botswana. this however had its own problems.

Under Occupation

The Orange Free States Occupation of Waterboersland would continue, while being entirely nessercery, the more longer the occupation continued, the less independent waterboersland became, by the time of the early 2000s. the country was, for most parts, considered apart of the Orange free state, while officially this was not the case. As waterboersland acted as the orange free states access to the outside world, this was due to the the existence of NUSA or the New Union of South Africa. While the occupation was not harsh, far from, it did move the interests of the new state away from itself and closer to The Orange Free State.

Waterboersland would have its occupation (or peacekeeping) forces withdrawn in 1995, while this may have seemed like the withdrawal of The Orange Free State, in truth, the waterboersland government had practically been built by The Orange Free State. Waterboersland government continues to operate within the intrests of The Orange Free State. This is mainly due to the fact that waterboersland had become more or less economically linked to the Orange Free State, this combined with the need for The Orange Free States army to protect the interest's of waterboersland has lead to waterboersland to become more or less a puppet state of The Orange Free State.

A Failed Experiment

The New South African Union, or NUSA, was an attempt by Numerous south African countries such as New Britain, and the Republic of the cape, to form a economic union based around the old now defunct state of south Africa, the main reasons for the failure of the New South African Union, was due to the political, and ethnic differences of the members, this including numerous attempts of sabotage between The Orange Free State, while not officially joining, The Orange Free State Did Possess Observer Status within the union, Meanwhile the Waterboersland government did join said economic union, while a bit of a surprise, it was not due to the waterboersland government going "rouge" as most papers described it at the time, instead, it was a attempt, a successful one, to contact other nations, and companies that otherwise The Orange Free State Would not be able to access normally, while the New South African Union would Eventually fail, the Creation of the African Economic Community has lead to The Orange Free State Continued Expansion of Business Overseas,

Government

The Government of the Republic of Waterboersland is pretty much a the same as the orange free states, this is mainly due to the fact that the nation was occupied by the orange free state early in its history, the government does have important differences between its cousin, the first is that local MPS are exclusively deputized instead of a mix of local elections and deputization, Chamberlin's are exclusive members of the Orange Free States Armed Forces, or the local Waterboersland Security Force, the prime minister general is a "appointed" position, with the appointee being elected by the chamberlains, in times of crisis, or the general public, in times of peace.

Domestic

Economy

Former currency: Deutschrand

See also