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United Republic of Cappedore

Ob'yednana Respublika Kapedor
Flag of Cappedore
Seal of Cappedore
Motto: "Working Together, Learning Together, Achieving Together"
Location of Cappedore
GovernmentSemi-presidential semi-federal republic
• 2014 - 2023
Austin Merrill
• 2018 - 2023
Maya Murray
LegislatureUnited Assembly
• Upper house
Federal Council
• Lower house
• Established
16 December 1814
• Dismantled
15 May 2023
Today part of Wealden

Cappedore, also known as the United Republic of Cappedore or the URC, was an island nation located in Southeastern Yasteria, having shared an ocean border with the Free Pax States and Peregrinia, and was bordered in the east by the Pacific Ocean. Cappedore had a population of over 70 million within 32 constituent states, the most populous of these being Kevonia. Cappedore's capital city was Absolution, in Ivyland.

Various native Cappedorite tribes inhabited the lands around the Driftwood Harbour since antiquity, and tribal kingdoms sprung up in the southwestern region of Cappedore during the middle ages before the accidental arrival of Staynish settlers in 1609. Before its establishment as a republic, Cappedore existed as a tributary Archduchy state to the Morstaybishlian Empire, with 5 of its 30 present day states existing as sub-duchies within Cappedore. The nation would eventually gain its independence from the Staynish in 1730, but for nearly a century failed to expand into the new lands, as native forces in the area were far too strong in numbers for the underdeveloped Archduchy of Cappedorite States to handle. It wasn't until 1812 when a revolution sprung up in Cappedore and with the help of other states managed to expand, leading to the creation of brand new states.

Cappedore celebrates a strong lumber-based production economy, with the timber industry producing over 500 billion Cappedorite Staters per annum. The economy relies heavily on that of the state of New Cumberland, Cappedore's largest state, which produces over ₴4,700 in timber exports per day. Cappedore also prospers from a large industry in Arms Manufacturing, especially in naval and aerospace matters - the industry makes over ₴5,250 per day, however this is substantial compared to its peak in January 2020, where it produced over ₴14k per day. A greater Cappedorite focus on tourism and trout fishing between the years 2021-22 helped stabilise the economy under President Austin Merrill.


The origins of the name 'Cappedore' are believed to stem from the ancient pirate word for 'Bumblebee', which were a common sight in cities such as Absolution and New Perigneaux, which were popular hubs for old Cappedorite piracy. The Staynish colonists who settled in Wakafait Landing in 1609 used the word 'dumbledore' to describe native Cappedorite bees.

Later, migrants known as the 'Hoods' ('Cappes' in their native tongue) would arrive in 1766 at Stargrove and would grow to be one of the more prominent pirate guilds, pillaging the Staynish-owned city of Absolution, which was a well-used trading spot especially for the wood harvested from New Cumberland in the north. It is believed that the Split of the Harbour merged these two cultural names ('Cappe' for the native 'Hoods' guild and 'dumbledore' for the old English term for 'bumblebee') into 'Cappedore'.


Main article: History of Cappedore

Early history

Three Kingdoms

1700s colonisation

Archduchy of Cappedore

1801 - 1806 Cappedorite Revolutionary War

Establishment Era

Subjugation of Thomaria

Unification Period

1921 - 1923 Thomarian Revolutionary War

The 30s Depression

1950s - 1980s Thomarian Troubles

Main article: Thomarian Troubles

Sectarian divisions and violence within Thomaria had been occurring since their defeat in the Thomarian Revolutionary War, but tensions flared in the 1950s when on 21 October 1952, the newly-organised Thomarian Independence Front (TIF) deployed a paramilitary group (TIFA) into the state of Lacarino, attacking the town of Kildari in an attempt to occupy the area. The attempt was unsuccessful, and within seconds the Cappedorite Armed Forces were able to repel the aggressors within an hour. Conservative president Gabe Cohen Mellor went on to condemn the attacks, and about a month later, on 26 November 1952, TIFA attempted to assassinate the president during a hotel stay in Absolution, which was unsuccessful and instead killed the president's top aide, and injured multiple others.

The Cappedorite Armed Forces (CAF) and the Thomarian Independence Front Army (TIFA) had a series of catastrophic clashes from 1952 to 1985. It was Mary Jane Revie's pledge of the Great Reform Act that eventually cooled tensions, albeit not by much. By the time Anthony Owston entered office as president, and the Great Reform Act was put into place in 1990, tensions cooled and ever since have been at a lesser level than what they were in the 60s and 70s.

1989 - 1999 Great Reform Era

Succeeding Mary Jane Revie in 1989, Anthony Owston of the CCU was elected as President. In his election campaign alongside Stevie Turnbull, Owston promised a 'Change To Conserve' campaign and promised to work with the CSDP to transform Cappedore's legeslative and electoral processes, mainly by introducing a second lower house of legislature (the present-day Gemotern) and giving the Federal Council a more proportional electoral process. These policies were inspired by Mary Jane Revie's pledges of 'great reform' which she was never able to execute on account of the Thomarian Troubles.

In 1990, Owston worked with Alexander Winfield, Stuart Clarke, and James McBowan of the CSDP alongside multiple members (most notably Paul Kaprekar) of the Federal Council to create the 1990 Cappedorite Constitutional Amendment, also known as the 1990 Great Reform Act. This act would introduce the likes of the Gemotern, a system of STV introduced for electing members of the Federal Council, and a new branch of the Cappedorite government that would be linked to the Gemotern; the Cabinet, led by the Chancellor.

On 7 January 1991, the bill passed unanimously in the Federal Council, and a general election was announced for 16 June 1991.

1995 - 1997 Fort Clement War

Main article: Fort Clement War

On 16 February 1995, the united air forces of the United Federation of the Isles (UFI) issued a bombing run on the south-facing port of the Cappedorite city of Arundel. The attack resulted in the deaths of 172 people, with a further 1,873 injured. The attack resulted in a declaration of war against the island federation by the United Republic of Cappedore on 17 February 1995, an action that was seen as a "release of tensions at last" with tensions brewing between Cappedore and the United Isles since the 70s.

In 1997, Cappedore signed the Bluckingham Treaty with Phoenixia, which saw the Phoenixian government investing five billion dollars in aid to rebuild the Attlee capital Fort Clement in the newly conquered Federated Outlying Isles. Over time, the treaty was amended to eliminate tariffs and promote bilateral trade between the two nations.

1999 - 2007 Ramsay Era

Modern Cappedorite History

On May 5th, 2010, the day after the 2010 Cappedore general election, incumbent Chancellor Keir Crosland visited then Liberal leader Vikki Slade to discuss a potential coalition between the CSDP and the CLU in the Gemotern, after the CSDP fell 13 seats short of a required majority.

In 2016, Slade would resign as Liberal Union leader, First Deputy Chancellor, and subsequently from the Gemotern as a whole to focus on a potential presidential campaign in 2019. She would be replaced by Thomas Coleman.

In 2018, Maya Murray would praise the existence of the coalition, stating it as a "beacon of liberty and unity in a nation stronger together because of it."


Main article: Geography of Cappedore


Cappedore predominantly has a warm, sometimes temperate climate.




A census is conducted in all states of Cappedore once every 10 years. The 2022 census recorded that the country had a population of 70,762,093, compared to 2012's population of 69,773,890, which recorded an increase of 1.41% in ten years.




Most recently, the 2022 census recorded Thaerism falling behind irreligion. Mainly, Cappedorites have prided themselves on being majorly secular, favouring progressive doctrines over religious traditions and traditional values. Progressivism in Cappedore is mainly considered as one of the nation's many beloved values.


Largest Cities


Main article: Government of the United Republic of Cappedore

The President

Main article: President of Cappedore

The President is the head of state of the United Republic of Cappedore. He/she overlooks general administration of the executive, including the role of appointing the Chancellor, and approving the Grand Speaker of the United Assembly. The President has the authority to implement executive orders, veto laws (with approval from the Administrative Council), and pardon certain individuals from punishment. The President is considered to be the most important figure in keeping the United Republic together, as well as ensuring the nation remains stable and intact for future generations. Since 2014, the presidential position has been held by Austin Merrill.


See also: Chancellor of Cappedore

The Executive branch of the Cappedorite government is split into two groups: the Administrative Council, and the Cabinet. The Administrative Council is considered to be the more significant segment of the executive branch, however a lot of the background work is implemented by the Cabinet in conjunction with the Cappedorite Civil Service. The Administrative Council is headed by the Vice President, whereas the Cabinet is headed by the Chancellor of Cappedore. The roles of both is to implement laws passed by the United Assembly.

Current Administration

Strong WIP

Office Portrait Name Term of office Party
President of Cappedore Austin Merrill 17 December 2014 - present Social Democrat
Vice President of Cappedore Cleveland Durand 17 December 2014 - present Social Democrat
Chancellor of Cappedore Maya Murray 8 June 2018 - present Social Democrat
First Deputy Chancellor Thomas Coleman 11 March 2016 - present Liberal
Secretary of Finance Andrew Orville 26 June 2020 - present Social Democrat
Secretary of National Affairs Colby Rhodes 26 June 2020 - present Social Democrat
Secretary of Foreign Affairs Alys Ashton 26 June 2020 - present Social Democrat
Secretary of Justice Jack Reynolds 14 December 2021 - present Social Democrat
Secretary of Healthcare Ruth Devereux 26 June 2020 - present Social Democrat
Secretary of International Trade Joey Dane 8 June 2018 - present Liberal
Secretary of Social Change and the Environment Myra Irvin 26 June 2020 - present Liberal
Secretary of Transport Margaret Norman 14 May 2022 - present Social Democrat


The United Assembly

Main Article: United Assembly

Foreign Relations and Military





See also