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The Democratic Republic of Sahrani, more commonly known as North Sahrani (and shortened to the DRS) was an island country located in the Atlantic Ocean.

History

Origins

In 1898, the Kingdom of Sahrani gained its independence upon its creation and broke free from the British Empire. All territorial holdings, including the north of the mainland and nearby islands were subsequently transferred over to the monarchy.

Revolution

As the Second World War came to an end, the onset of the Cold War in the mid 20th century would gradually see tensions in the north of the country rise. Dissatisfied with the monarchy, the northern provinces launched a violent rebellion and sought to split off into their own nation.

Supported by the Soviet Union, the separatists quickly founded their new nation of the Democratic Republic of Sahrani, firmly establishing their authority over the northern parts of the mainland. The divided countries would become locked in a global competition for influence between the United States (backing the Kingdom) and the Soviet Union for many more decades.

Post-Cold War period

In late 1991, the Soviet Union was dissolved and all ties to its former benefactor were severed. Diplomatic relations with the South continued to remain unstable in spite of the Cold War's conclusion however, with tensions reaching its peak in 2002 after U.S. military forces are invited (at the Kingdom's request) to establish bases in the South.

The act is seen as a highly provocative move from the Kingdom and is heavily criticised by the DRS. In spite of their objections however, the U.S. deployment goes ahead regardless.

Two years later in 2004, the incumbent leader of the DRS; President Ramirez, passed away after suffering from a fatal heart attack. In his place, Prime Minister Torrez assumed the position as leader of the Northern government.

Invasion of the South

Main article: Sahrani Conflict (campaign)

Two years after Torrez' assumption of power, the DRS began preparations to forcibly reunite the South as the U.S. deployment was coming to an end. By mid June, the majority of foreign troops had shipped out of the Kingdom, leaving the way into the South open for a full-scale invasion.

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SLA troops mobilise for the invasion against the South

On June 10th, 2006, the DRS mobilised its armed forces to carry out its invasion of the South. Crossing the disputed border between the two countries, Northern troops easily overran disoriented Southern defenders and ragtag U.S. Army troops stationed along the border cities.

The invasion is largely successful, with both Kingdom forces and American remnants being driven back all the way to the Paraíso International Airport where they prepared to make a last stand.

An amphibious assault on the coast almost managed to wipe out the last of the defenders, but were forced to retreat after a massive wave of U.S. reinforcements inflict heavy casualties on the DRS.

Northern troops are ultimately forced to pull back from the Kingdom after suffering repeated defeats at the hands of allied forces.

War crimes and counterinvasion

As the South and its allies made their pushes northward to reclaim lost territories, hard evidence of Northern war crimes are found to have been committed along the border cities, with mass graves of Southern citizens being discovered in the city of Cayo.

The DRS denies the atrocities, but the evidence simply could not be contradicted as news of the atrocities spreads across the globe via media networks. Justified by the evidence, the South carries out its own invasion of the North on June 14th with the help of its American allies.

Northern troops make a valiant stand against allied forces, but their efforts are ultimately futile as city after city falls to the invaders. The invasion reaches its peak on June 16th after U.S. forces lay siege onto the capital Bagango. Defensive lines are broken, and the presidential palace is quickly assaulted by U.S. special forces.

Dissolution and reunification

Main article: Rahmadi Conflict

Prime Minister Torrez is apprehended by American troops and what was left of the DRS government issues a formal surrender to the South.

In a "statement" to U.S. intelligence sources however, Torrez reveals that he was not the true leader of the North and only carried out the invasion at the request of former President Ramirez, who was actually alive and was hiding on the island of Rahmadi.

American forces quickly attack the island to locate Ramirez but he was nowhere to be found, as the president had fled to another island called Porto. U.S. special forces arrive and soon discover Ramirez's location. He is quickly captured and the last of the DRS' military forces are also annihilated in the process.

With both losses, the DRS ceased to be a sovereign entity and was effectively dissolved as a nation on June 17th, 2006. All territorial possessions were subsequently assimilated into the Kingdom.

Geography

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Satellite map of North Sahrani

Main article: Sahrani

Pre-reunification, Northern territory was sized at a total of 73.4 square kilometres. The capital of the DRS was located at city of Bagango.

Its environment was largely similar to Southern and Central parts of Europe; in the south there are large grassy plains while further north it is mountainous with several forests growing across the mountain ranges.

Geoposition coordinates for the Sahrani mainland are located between 39° 57' 0" north and 40° 1' 12" west.

Politics

The DRS operated under a parliamentary-presidential system, with the elected head of state being the Prime Minister and alternately, an appointed President serving as leader.

President Ramirez initially served as leader of the DRS until his disappearance in 2004. He was subsequently replaced by Prime Minister Torrez, who continued to lead the nation until its eventual dissolution in mid 2006.

The country's main ideology was communism; a remnant of its Cold War ties to the former Soviet Union.

Armed forces and law enforcement

Main article: Sahrani Liberation Army

The Sahrani Liberation Army acted as the land, sea, and air defence force of the DRS.

From its foundation and all the way to 1991, the SLA was supported extensively by the Soviet Union. It was provided with a mixture of the latest in Soviet-made ground vehicles, aircraft, and small arms.

Post-Cold War, the SLA continued to purchase hardware from the Soviet Union's successor, the Russian Federation. The lack of support from the new Russian government hampered the SLA's modernisation progress however, with numerous examples like the latest in Russian-made fighter jets being mixed with outdated Soviet-era tanks.

Following the dissolution of the DRS in the aftermath of the invasion, all of the SLA's remaining assets were integrated into the Kingdom's RACS.

Diplomacy

From the onset of its establishment, the DRS had virtually non-existent diplomatic relations with its southern monarchy. Due to its communist origins, the DRS remained as part of the Eastern bloc for the entirety of the Cold War and was fiercely hostile to the United States and other Western countries.

Long after the Cold War's end, diplomatic relations with the South and Western nations continued to remain static right up until the DRS was dissolved as a sovereign nation.

Society

Demographics

The DRS consisted exclusively of native Sahranians.

Languages

The official language of the DRS was the native Sahrani language (a derivative of Spanish).

Many locals throughout the nation were polyglottic, and could speak a variety of other languages ranging from Spanish, Portuguese, German, and French. Very few North Sahranians were capable of speaking English fluently.

See also