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Name-Republic of South Warwickshire
Local name- Warwickshire
Time line: Doomsday: 1983
OTL location:The south and center of Warwickshire
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Flag . CoA .
Capital Stratford-Upon-Avon.
Largest City Stratford-Upon-Avon.
Other major settlements Warwick, Alcester, Leamington Spa and Southam.
Languages British Midlands English, Standard British English. Some Warwickshire English dialect.
Head of state President.
Vice head of state Deputy President.
Head of parliament Prime Minister.
Type of regime  De,ocratic republic.
Name of national legislature Parlement.
Area .
Population 43,000 in 1990 est., 45,00 in 2012 census and 48,500 in the 2020 census.
Number of international airports 0.
Number of major ports 0.
State de facto formed 1984.
De facto Independence date 1984.
Independence de jure recognised on 1994.
De facto annexation date Non.
Annexation de jure recognised on Non.
Preceded_by (year) .
Succeeded_by (year) .
Currency Warwickshire Groat, Celtic Cel and bartar.
Religions Church of England. Some Agnostic, Roman Catholic and Atheist.
Motto Never give in! (English) or Virtus Sola Nobilitas (in Latin)\ Virtue is the only nobility (in English)..
Imports: ..
Exports: ..
Demonym Warwickite, Warwicker, Warwickist.
Anthem  Ode to Warwickshire.
Ethnic groups English ans some Welsh.
Internet TLD: Non.
Highest mountain: ..
Calling code: Non.
Number of military personnel: 1,750.
% Literacy: 98%.
Drives on the: Left.
National sport: Football.


Overview[]

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Doomsday[]

Heavy radiation came in to the north of the county from the repeated large scale on West Midlands strikes. A 10kt strike hit the North Warwickshire Colliery pits, Rugby VLF\LW (military) Radio Station and the Royal Army Ordnance Depot Kineton. A Kh-22\X-22; AS-4 'Kitchen' cruise missile with a 1,000 kg (2,205 lb) RDX conventional charge also hit Birmingham's Spaghetti Junction road complex.

The West Midlands County was destroyed by heavy and multiple nuclear assaults. 100kt and 200kt on Birmingham (200kt and 100kt), Coventry (100kt), Dudley (100kt), Brierley Hill (10kt), Wednesbury (10kt), West Midlands Airport (10kt) and Wolverhampton (100kt).

Survival[]

It was to be a hellish time as the West Midlands County died, refugees poured in to Warwickshire and panic buying stripped the shelves in hours. Looting, theft and price gouging also occurred in some places.

South Warwickshire and Warwick councils met the next day in a joint emergency debate. They took control and assumed control of the region and assumed the UK was destroyed considering what had happened in their country already. A temporary rationing regime and stricter laws on things like fraud and theft were brought in like in most nations after Doomsday. The occasional anti-Jamaican, anti-Semitic, hommaphobic and anti-Scottish attacks were dealt with with the utmost vigor and usually ended in the felon's hanging.

Panicked police, surviving troops and adhoc militia went north to secure the borders of Warwick, Rugby and South Warwickshire. The interim border was set at: Brinklow, Henley-In-Arden, Lapworth, Dunchurch, Kenilworth, Brandon, Bretford (they found many Coventry refugees camped along the River Avon thire and gave them some medical help), Wolston, Wootton Wawen, Leek Wootton, Danzey Green, Alcester, Shilton, Dorridge, Knowle and Sambourne.

It was too much and the line began to crumble. The terrified Brummie and Coventry refugees attacked Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwick, Leamington Spa, Brinklow, Shilton and Lapworth at one point. Brinklow was then systematically looted of all it's contents by the desperate hoard. Lapworth, Brinklow and Shilton would soon be abandoned by a overwhelmed S. Warwickshire.

Mass graves would be dug around Hatton, Brinklow, Shilton, Henley-In-Arden and Samburne and the numerous dead from the refugee camps' E-Coli outbreak dumped in them. Desperate people fled from the places near the former W. Midlands county in to the countryside south of Stratford to eak out a life on whatever land they could grab for themselves.

It was assumed with good reason that Atherstone, Polesworth and Nuneaton were lost and radiation was also going to be a problem in that part of the county as well. The crisis would last for about 5 years and through a mix of good luck and a friendly rural environment lead to the county's recovery as the state of S. Warwickshire.  

The Kenilworth refugee camp incident[]

As dysentery, E-coli, typhoid and cholera hit both the camp and the adjacent town. The newly formed ragtag militia of repurposed riot police and remaining troops brutally cleared the area of refugees, who were then expelled towards Brinklow and Lapworth. One squaddy lobbed a couple of hand grenades at a group of compliant Jamaican children, blowing them up. When he was asked why he did it by his commanding officer, the trooper replied "Let's drive the Jamaican freeloaders out of the UK, Sir!". Oh hearing this the officer drew his pistol, called the trooper a "Racist scumbag!" and shot him dead on the spot in retaliation for the killings.

A few days later local NF activist publicly burnt a map of Kenya in Kenilworth to the locals' disgust.

Initial trouble in Rugby.[]

S. Warwickshire made contact with the struggling town after 9 months. It was in anarchy, overrun by ex-Coventry refugees and hit by a cholera epidemic, The city was being lead by a committee of local town councilors, local police chiefs and a couple of surviving White US airmen. The council also claimed authority over nearby Willoughby, Churchover, Long Lawford, Harborough Magna, Kilsby and Barby. The S. Warwickshire envoy tried to open friendly relations with them, but to no avail. A fight with the pair of paranoid airmen soon ensued and the envoy left in terror.

First contact with the TBA[]

It was on May the 1st, 1988, near the village of Dunchurch. The scout was concerned stealing eggs from a farm by the locals, but fled shouting "For race, nation and the Milton Keynes junta!". He had accidentally left behind some virulently anti-Semitic papers and a map of what was left of Luton.

The councilors-come-MPs decided use threat construction relating to the nacient-TBA as away to encourage national unity, ensconce themselves as the nations leaders and undermine support for the Milton Keynes Junta (later known as the TBA). Soon local socio-political cliques, cadre and factios started to emerge and gradually maneuvered the good people out and filled the political parties with corrupt place-people and political hacks.

Trouble with raiders from Pershore and Redditch[]

The remaining people launched several largely unsuccessful raids on Tanworth-In-Arden and Alcester in the early 1990s.

Integrating Southam[]

Clifford Chambers, Milvot, Binton and Radway were looted by various tribal raiders. Fearing the worst, the independent village of Radway, the independent town of Southam and the dozen or so nearby tribes and clans requested help in fighting of both the TBA scouts and raiders from Banbury and Bloxham in 1994. They were quickly integrated into Warwickshire, with some local autonomy, for there protection and as a buffer between the attackers and the south of the country. 

The February 1995 pro-democracy protests[]

They was a small protest in Warwick and Lemington Spa against the increasing farm production and vertuly unchanged food rations. Milk suulise had actualy gon down and animal feed levels were slightly higher. Many wanted meaning full elections and an end to the unalected rulling boddy. It passed off peacefuly.

Corruption, neglect and alcohol[]

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Kenilworth Castle.

The use of threat construction was to be used both as away to encourage national unity and undermine support for the Milton Keynes Junta (later known as the TBA). Unfortunately, the local political machines had gone in to hyper-drive, and so bossism and political hacks started to push descent councilors-come-MPs out of their jobs. Alcoholism and narcassium was also rife.

Whilst the peace talks continued with the pro-TBA elements in Rugby during 1996 and 1997, leading to the the handing over of  the town in 1998 and surrounding villages to the TBA. The treaty was singed at Kenilworth Castle. Corruption and graft were a major issue, worse than even in the shady parts of the TBA or Southern Scotland. It general orientated around getting farmers being offered extra votes, for usually hopelessly pre-rigged ballots, in exchange for handing over heaps of food to the ruling elite.

The January 2002 democratic revolution[]

There had been 4 national and 5 local sham elections since 1995 and all were rigged to keep the ruling cliques in office.

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First contact with the Alliance of West Mercia[]

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First contact with the Celtic Alliance[]

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Ongoing trouble in Rugby[]

County authorities had to fight with the TBA sympathetic tribes in and around Rugby once more in 2012 after a S. Warwickshire explorer was killed a week early by a tribesman. The attack achieved nothing except killing 3 tribal warriors and wounding 1 S. Warwickshire mallita man.

Life today[]

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Weaponry[]

They have 27 guns, of which 15 survived Doomsday and 12 were imported. They also have a few smoke screening and defensive fragmentation grenades. There army is a 38 man army and 200 part -time militia.

Name Type Caliber Origin Numbers Notes
Standard light weapons
L1A1 Self-Loading Rifle Semi-automatic rifle 7.62×51mm Flag of the United Kingdom.svgUK 3 ...
EM-2 No.9 Mk1 rifle Bullpup assault rifle 7.62×51mm Flag of the United Kingdom.svgUK 2 ..
Browning Hi-Power L9A1 pistol Semi-automatic pistol 9mm Flag of the United States.svg USA 2 ..
Browning Hi-Power L9A1 pistol Semi-automatic pistol 9mm 25px CA 12 They received them from the CA in 2018 to help in the fight with the TBA sympathetic tribes around Rugby.
FN FAL Assault rifle 7.62×51mm NATO 25px Belgium 1 ..
L111A1 Heavy machine gun 12.7mm Flag of the United States.svg USA 1 ..
L7A2 FN MAG General purpose machine gun 7.62×51mm 25px Belgium 1 ..
Walther PP Semi-automatic pistol 9mm Flag of Germany.svg W. Germany 2 ..
L83A1 SG Smoke screening hand grenade Fuse and smoke cartridge. Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK 6 ..
OBN 160 SG Smoke screening hand grenade Fuse and smoke cartridge. 25px The OBN 6 A post Doomsday joint 2012 OBN copy of the British L83A1 SG Only a few have been made due to limited resources. They received thires from the OBN in 2017 to help in the fight with the TBA sympathetic tribes around Rugby.
L2A1 M26 Grenade Defensive fragmentation grenade Fuse small composition B charge Flag of the United States.svgUSA 4 ..
No. 36 Mk II "Mills bomb" Defensive fragmentation grenade Fuse and small baritol charge Flag of the United Kingdom.svgUK 6 ..
OBN 165 DFG Defencive fragmentation grenade Fuse and small baritol charge 25px The OBN 8 A post Doomsday joint 2012 OBN copy of the British No. 36 Mk II "Mills bomb" Only a few have been made due to limited resources. They received thires from the OBN in 2017 to help in the fight with the TBA sympathetic tribes around Rugby.
ADC 155 DFG Defencive fragmentation grenade Fuse and small baritol charge 25px The ADC 8 A post Doomsday joint 2011 ADC copy of the British No. 36 Mk II "Mills bomb" Only a few have been made due to limited resources. They received thire ones from the ADC in 2018 to help in the fight with the TBA sympathetic tribes around Rugby.

Relations with the CA, ADC and OBN[]

Both the CA and the nations of the OBN have both given it political recognition since 2007. Trading connections with both are small, but growing. It joined the ADC in 2017 after a national referendum voted 56.5% for and 43.5% against membership in 2016.

They signed a local defence and farm technology sharing agreement with the Republic of Great Malvern in 2017.

Economy[]

It is largely made up of rural farming and small scale stone quarrying near Southam. Trade is overwhelmingly with the CA members: Shropshire, Herefordshire, Great Malvern and the Chilternate Republic. A OBN report stated that limited deep level coal was present around Warwick and Leamington Spa.

Crime and punishment[]

Minor offenses such as drunkenness and rowdy behavior is punishable by a fine or time in the stocks, but more serious crime like rape, murder and food tainting are punishable by hanging.

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