The Angel’s Republic (also often called the Union of California, or just California) is a democratic republic based on the United States. It was founded in 1982 by a faction in Los Angeles (now called Angelica) called the Unionists. In 1985, James Hathaway proposed a “Union of California” in the Californian Unification Treaty. This Treaty expanded the Republic’s borders around under the entire southern half of California. By 2030, the Angel’s Republic consisted of 15 States, spanning across the majority of California, Nevada, Arizona, and parts of northwestern Mexico.
In the early 1970s, several factions emerged in the ruins of the old world metropolis of Los Angeles, which was soon to be renamed "Angelica". In 1976, a man named James Hathaway organized the Unionists in Hollywood, and gained the following of several pre-war celebrities who managed to survive the war.
In 1979, one of the gangs attacked Hollywood. James Hathaway gathered some allies, built an army, and led his armies into battle against the aggressors.
By 1982, the Unionists were poised for victory, so seven of the most influential people in the Unionists convened to write a constitution for this new country they were starting up: James Hathaway, Andrew Wayne, Jonathan Mason, Howard Clinton, Roy E. Disney, Frank Sinatra, and Hugh Hefner. Together they wrote the first constitution of the Angel's Republic, inspired by the United States government, adjusted for their smaller size. James Hathaway was elected as the first president.
In 1983, the Unionists finally won the war against the gangs in Angelica and united the region under their flag. Later that year, the Republic joined the California and Nevada Trade Agreement (CANTA), in which they prospered on the entertainment, fishing, and firearm manufacturing industries.
In 1985, James Hathaway proposed to CANTA that they all unite under the flag of the Angel's Republic in a federal republic, and rebuild the world. The Angel's Republic government wrote a new constitution that would suit a larger nation. Versago, Tilden, Riverland, and San Diego agreed, and they and Angelica became the first five states under the new Constitution. The rest of CANTA were strongly against the idea, and soon collapsed. After the collapse, the Angel's Republic and the CANTA nations created their own different currencies. James Hathaway was elected president once again under the new constitution.
Hathaway Years Post-Unification Edit
The Hathaway Administration wanted to remove the Republic’s warmongering neighbor, the Mexican Empire, but without direct confrontation. Hathaway and his administration fueled tensions in the Empire's northern territories in Arizona by secretly arming the unhappy people of these territories in secret.
Calvert Years Edit
In 1993, Democrat Michael Calvert was inaugurated to be the second president of the Angel's Republic. Calvert focused greatly on military expansion. By just the next year, the military had grown exponentially in size and power.
The Mexican War Edit
President Calvert saw the Mexican Empire as a threat to the Republic, and wanted to take military action against them. Frustrated with Congress for not allowing military action against the Empire, Calvert's administration staged an attack on Angel's Republic troops by Mexican imperial troops in Baja, which both the Mexican Empire and the State of Diego had been trying to expand into. Congress finally decided to declare war on the Empire in 1994.
The war raged in Baja and northern Nueva Sonora. Meanwhile, revolts in the Arizona territories sparked. The Republic supported these rebellions. By August of 1996, the Republic had pushed through most of the Empire's forces in Baja, the Arizonan Revolts succeeded, and the imperial capital in Hermosillo had been captured. The Empire collapsed.
Michael Calvert sent many people to Arizona to negotiate that they join the Union, but some stayed and helped found the Arizona Confederation. Two of the main imperial provinces, Nueva Sonora and Condecoración, were turned into military territories administered by generals.
First Californian War Edit
By 1995, it was popular opinion in the Cisco Republic that they should join the Angel's Republic. A new president of Cisco, Scott Richardson, was elected in this year. Richardson sponsored a referendum that called for joining the Angel's Republic. The entire idea had been opposed by the Nevada Republic, the other side of the Maverick Pact. In 1996, the referendum passed. Cisco wanted to keep its territory between them and Sacramento, but Nevada argued that, since they were no longer part of the Maverick Pact, they had no business in that territory.
Michael Calvert sent troops to the area to secure it for the new State of Cisco. Nevada saw this as an attack and declared war. After this, the Locatelli Family in Vegas joined the war in an attempt to destroy the Angel's Republic, and Cascadia broke into civil war.
In 2001, all conflicts were resolved. The Angel's Republic kept Cisco's Maverick territory and annexed Vegas, and Cascadia was split into east and west.
Adams Years Edit
In 2003, Adaptionist Oliver Adams was inaugurated as the third President of the Angel's Republic. Adams focused mostly on infrastructure, economics, and health care.
Beginnings (1979 - 1985) Edit
In 1979, there were several factions in the Los Angeles area (called Angelica now, both in honor of Angelica Fulton, and deriving from Angeles). One such faction was the Unionists, who wished to see the city joined together under one flag. When another faction attacked the Unionists, they went to war with most other factions until 1983 when their ultimate goal was finally accomplished and Angelica was united as one nation.
In 1982, the leaders of the Unionists, some of the richest people in Hollywood, got together and wrote the Angelican Papers, the first Constitution of the Angel's Republic. James Hathaway was elected as the first president of the Republic. Later in 1983, the Angel’s Republic joined the California and Nevada Trade Agreement, and prospered on the entertainment, fishing, and firearm manufacturing industries.
In 1985, President Hathaway proposed to CANTA that they all unite together under the Angel's Republic. Tilden, Versago, Riverland, and San Diego agreed, but the rest of CANTA opposed any sort of unions further than an economic agreement. A new Constitution was written to adapt to the country's new size. Under the new Constitution, all seats in Congress and the President were up for election again. Hathaway won again.
Expansion and Early Politics (1986 - 1997) Edit
The first president, James Hathaway (whose time in office lasted 1986 - 1994) was in favor of destroying the aggressive Mexican Empire through careful operations meant to spark revolts in the northern territories. He knew that the Empire was expanding quickly into regions the locals strongly felt they didn't belong, and wanted to use that to his advantage. Hathaway was not in favor of the Angel's Republic extending its borders without first majorly building the infrastructure of the nation. He also believed that each state was to develop independently, with little interference or help from the federal government.
In stark contrast, Hathaway's successor, Michael Calvert (a Democrat whose time in office lasted 1994 - 2002), proved to be a power-hungry maniac. Calvert sent soldiers to Mexico to annex them regardless of language and cultural differences. Calvert saw sending soldiers as an act of kindness, offering the locals protection. Baja California was easy to gain control over, but people in Nueva Sonora and Condecoración saw the sending of troops as an act of aggression, and resisted. Calvert also sent settlers to Arizona, but the settlers went rogue and founded their own nation with the locals called the Arizona Confederation. Calvert greatly expanded the power of the national military, and the federal government, both of which were highly controversial to the Adaptionists.
In 1995, James Hathaway ran for an Angelica seat on the Senate. He openly spoke out against President Calvert's actions in Mexico, warning of over-expansion. Even after Hathaway's presidency, he had a great influence in politics. Hathaway briefly mentioned possibly proposing a constitutional amendment to Congress that would allow a president to serve for a third term, but he would later dismiss the idea. Soon, Hathaway was assassinated by a man from Versago named Danny Quincy while giving a speech for his campaign. People were quick to theorize that Michael Calvert thought Hathaway having an influence in Congress, and Hathaway's criticism of his leadership, was a direct threat to his power, and had Hathaway assassinated before the election. Danny Quincy was believed to have connections to the Calvert family. President Calvert testified before the Senate, where he denied the accusations. Despite this bump in his record, Calvert was re-elected in 1997.
The Californian Wars (1998 - 2018) Edit
In 1998, near the beginning of his second term, Michael Calvert sent troops into southern Nevada. The region at the time was under control of the Locatelli crime family. Calvert's goal was Hoover Dam; the dam was a great source of clean water and electricity. Locatelli had control of the dam, and was already struggling to keep it from the hands of the Arizona Confederation, which was in desperate need of a source of clean water. A.R. troops drove through the Mojave Desert and attacked the dam. The Angel’s Republic troops had to defend the dam from the Locatellis and the Arizona Confederation while cleaning Vegas and the rest of the region of Locatelli's presence.
Most parents in the Angel's Republic are unable to afford to send their children to school or don't see the point in doing so. School is not required by law in any state either. Usually the best educated are the wealthiest in the Republic, and often go on to be businessmen or politicians.
Each state in the Angel's Republic has the constitutional right to do education their way, though the federal government does sometimes get involved in manners regarding education. Through each state, there's a general theme. Most states have a system revolved around 8 years of schooling, starting from age 8 to 16. The states provide learning materials for each official school.
The Angel’s Republic federal government requires that official schools teach certain material. States are allowed to require the teaching of more, but most do not. The following are the federal requirements.
Young students are taught to read and write. As they get older they learn new words and grammar rules.
Young students are taught basic math and shapes. Algebra and Geometry are taught when they get older.
Students are taught about Angel's Republic history first, as well as the names of some of the most famous and infamous figures in history. Students are next taught some European history. Then they learn about the discovery of America and colonial history. After that, American Revolution is taught. Then the history of pre-war California is taught. All three world wars, concurrent events, and events between each are taught after that. Finally, Angel's Republic history is studied again in great detail.
Science, Health, and Survival Edit
Students learn the basics of science and how to take care of their bodies. Older students are given classes about sex, how to survive in the wasteland, and the workings of radiation.