Here's another entry for the Free Nations from the RDNA-verse, this one from the perspective of the Republican-Democracies. (And slightly edited after belatedly seeing an error that shouldn't be there)
As a little bonus, there's also a little bit of a preview for a new flag for one of the Free Nations (i.e. Free China) placed there, as well as a hint on who played a larger role in this 'verse's American Revolution. Enjoy!
Justice. Liberty. Solidarity. Progress. Fraternity. Such are the inalienable principles shared by that general group of Free Nations known as republican-democracies. Of these, four in particular stand out as the most prominent, exemplifying these virtues in the face of both their enemies and friends across the world. Taking pride in their achievements, they see themselves, rather than their “royalist” allies as the future and hope for humanity.
To be sure, notions of republicanism, vox populi
and democracy itself are by no means new, whether it be in the agorae of Ancient Greece or what was once fiercely independent Switzerland. But for all the precedents, the pivotal moment came in what came to be known to historians as the War for Independence of the late 18th Century, from which emerged the American Federation. Despite humble beginnings and many hardships, including civil war and clashes with both Natives and New Austrians, it would rise to become one of the dominant Free Nations. Not long after, their counterparts in South America followed suit with the “liberation” of what is now Gran Patagonia from Spanish rule. While decidedly different in history and culture, they too carried common ideals and would rise to become a world power. Together, these countries proclaim themselves the Defenders of Democracy.
The remaining two, in contrast, are in many ways products of the Terror but none less in dignity. In Africa many colonist-settlers, natives and refugees suddenly found themselves detached from their now none-existent Home Countries to the mercy of Collectivists and Reactionaries. From this experience, the former Danish and Prussian remnants reformed themselves as the USLA in the 1930s, its vision of uniting the entire continent under the banner of freedom continues to this day. Around the same time, what remained of the Chinese Empire continued to survive on what little could be saved from the Red upheavals. With the old Imperial system all but destroyed, including the ruling dynasty, many turned to republican-minded officials and nobles. Combined with sheer perseverance and Japanese aid, the Free Chinese remain a progressive light in Asia, despite their predicament.
That is not to say that there are no problems besetting them. As elsewhere, the Reds are but the reflections of mounting fears and crises. Nonetheless, there is a strong belief that these can and have to be overcome. With their sense of moral superiority, determination and patriotic unity, they continue moving forward, refusing to let the Terror’s legacy overcome them. For them, the torch of liberty must endure, no matter the cost..."
- From The Modern History of the Free World: 1920-2020.
2023 Revised Edition.
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