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Moved here.
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[@Archmagos] and I decided to make another (kinda-) Russian warlord since Hugs is taking so long. I hope Evan doesn't decide to shoot us.






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Transcaucasian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic

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The dissolution of the Russian Empire has proved to be one of simply agonizing lethargy. Having been ruled beneath the Russian crown since the 19th century, the many nations of the Caucasus had proven incredibly eager to recapture their independence. With the seeds of rebellion firmly planted throughout the Russian Empire during the chaos of the Great War, many Caucasian peoples vied for their freedom, including the Georgian National Union and the Armenian National Liberation Movement, and when the winds of insurrection blew across Russia fatefully in 1917, the rebels of the Caucasus too, sprang to life. From Tbilisi to Van, guerillas and skirmishers - many of whom had been veteran insurgents within the too-decaying Ottoman Empire - carried out their struggles

Courageous as they had been, many of the rebels had only limited support from the world at large. Having fought both nations in the Entente as well as the Central Powers, these movements would inevitably begin to run out of supplies and steam, as their international recognition more strongly favored the Ottomans and Russia. Although this season of rebellion had firmly come to a close with the final reestablishment of the Viceroyalty in 1921, the ideas which would power the cause of self-determination would never truly die. Secret societies convened at churches, revolutionaries plotted at dinner tables, all waiting for their right moment to strike once more.

The recent ascension of Tsarina Kira Romanov had once again thrown the decaying Russian Empire into full-blown crisis. Yet, within every crisis lay opportunity, and so was it that the many rebels of the Viceroyalty once more took up their arms for their cause. Beneath every banner and for every ideology was the conflict fought, with what few loyalists could keep a force to the monarchist revitalists, to republicans and socialists. Yet, when the dust had settled in 1951, the Caucasian Peasant's Front - led by the emphatic Viyan Petrosyan and the keen-minded Vasily Blyukher - had emerged as the dominant force in the region, forcing out the South Russian Imperial Army and the Chechnyan National League from the region and to the north. With their grasp on the region more fully established and the makings of a constituent republic in the works, Petrosyan and Blyukher have emerged as popular figureheads in the region, and now can afford to - at least temporarily - catch their breath.

As it stands, the Transcaucasian SFSR was formed from the remains of the former Tsar's Viceroyalty of the Caucasus. Former Bolsheviks and Mensheviks, Luxemburgists, Anarchists, and all manner of movements convene within its vast and varied territories, which has - unsurprisingly - resulted in political infighting. Befitting of this motley political crew, Transcaucasia stands as a thoroughly patchwork state carved from Russia: It is a vastly eclectic union of Russians, Armenians, Georgians, Chechens, Tatars, Azerbaijanis, Turks, and Kurds. Though tensions between the ethnicity have (many) a grievance against others, the presiding SFSR has managed to keep these sentiments under wraps...for the time being, at least.

Yet still, the young Trancaucasian Union has far from escaped many of the classical issues its constituent states historically possessed; It is besieged on all sides by unfriendly faces, only barely able to be supported by the greater European socialist powers via tiny ports in the Black Sea and shoddy airfields in Sochi. A belligerent Ottoman Empire to the West, an unkind Iran to the South, and the vastness of the Tsarina's unwelcoming realm to the North all belie Transcaucasia, all of whom have envied their eyes upon its lands and resources. Still yet a young nation, much of Transcaucasia is resource-rich and infrastructure-poor, with only the major arteries from Baku and Yerevan linking north and west to its Georgian ports, with little room for much else. It is blessed with perhaps the largest oil reserves in the former Empire, yet a monotone export economy cannot sustain Transcaucasia forever, for its geography limits its potential buyers to transports along Russia's former railways and those along the Black Sea.

All in all, Transcaucasia lies in a lamentable position, and must tread carefully if it is to fulfill its dream of a worker's paradise, lest it be devoured as it has so many times before.
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Are you all still accepting applications for this RP?
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Yeah, just gotta give an idea and pester @Dinh AaronMk to talk more about it.
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@Abefroeman

I have to reject this in its entirety. Firstly and most egregiously: the point of divergence in your country's history is far too early than the RP's point of divergence is, which is sometime during World War 1; a little before even.
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@Dinh AaronMk Roger that. Just to be fully briefed concerning the parameters, any divergence from IRL timeline can not happen until either the start of WW1 (1914), or a little before WW1 (No earlier than 1910?)

I'll revise/ create a more lore appropriate nation that falls within the parameters. Is there any more information that I should be aware of?
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@Dinh AaronMk Roger that. Just to be fully briefed concerning the parameters, any divergence from IRL timeline can not happen until either the start of WW1 (1914), or a little before WW1 (No earlier than 1910?)

I'll revise/ create a more lore appropriate nation that falls within the parameters. Is there any more information that I should be aware of?


So the entire concept does conflict with multiple established countries (Britain, US, Cuba, Mexico, maybe Argentina if you count their reference to a subplot in and around what would be your "national waters") and various major story arcs that are currently in progress. You can come to the Discord for more info and we can square you away with the entire situation.
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@Dinh AaronMk Roger that. Just to be fully briefed concerning the parameters, any divergence from IRL timeline can not happen until either the start of WW1 (1914), or a little before WW1 (No earlier than 1910?)

I'll revise/ create a more lore appropriate nation that falls within the parameters. Is there any more information that I should be aware of?


Yeah, I'd advise against major divergences before 1910. Otherwise, as Evan said: the current Antilles conflicts with some on going and established lore elements, which I understand why you'd not pick up on that, it's kind of burried in b i g g e IC posts and an incomplete Google spreadsheets timeline. So my best recommendation is to collaborate with someone in the region you want. So getting into the Discord would be best, or failing that I'll just go complain at the relevant people to come post here for once, lol
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You're good, chief
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