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Republic of Buckinghamshire
Timeline: 1962: The Apocalypse

OTL equivalent: Buckinghamshire, Towcester, western and central Hertfordshire; Uxbrdge, Harrow and lands round Maidenhead, Twyford, Bicester and Slough.
County Flag of Buckinghamshire.svg [[Image:.|80px|Coat of Arms]]
Flag Coat of Arms
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Location of Republic of Buckinghamshire
Capital: Buckingham
Largest city: Aylesbury
Other cities: Wendover, Wilmslow, High Wycombe, Beaconsfield, Gerard’s Cross, Slough, Tring, Hemel Hempstead, St. Albans, Towcester, Greens Norton, Wolverton, Bletchley and Sundeton.
Language:
  official:
 
Standardised UK English
  others: Standardised USA English
Religion: Church of England
Ethnic groups:
  main:
 
English
  others: White and Hispanic American
Type of government: Republic
  government: The National Senate (AKA- the County Council/Bucks County Council)
County Council Chairman: Timothy Toby Wilmotte
Deputy County Council Chairman: Marcia Wilma Pyle
Population: est. 727,556 (2011) (439,556 from Buckinghamshire, 178,550 from Mid-Hertfordshire, 72,000 from New Middlsex and 37,450 H.H.) 
Independence: 1963
Currency: Buckinghamshire Pound with barter in places.
Organizations: Southern Union, No to the SER and Centro
% Literacy: 99.5%
Number of military personnel: 8,400


StatsEdit

Buckinghamshire is a Democratic UK survivor nation based in Buckinghamshire, north east Berkshire and southern Northamptonshire.

HistoryEdit

World War 3, 1962Edit

It is known that only 4 atomic devices had hit the territory and none went off, save for a 1kt bomb in Verny Railway Junction and 10kt bomb at RAF Finmeer, in the Soviet attack. A Soviet bomber did crash near Brackley after dropping its bombs elsewhere. The crew were killed in the crash. London had been hit repeatedly, so radiation would be a big problem in the south and east of the nation.

Other missile strikes were at-

Also see- WP Targets in the UK and Ireland.

SurvivalEdit

Mass panic hit outer Middlsex and wounded refugees poured forth on mass! Masses of panicky refugees fleeing Middelsex accumilated in refugee camps scattered between Andover, Aylsbury, Watford, Beaconsfield, West Ruislip, Iver, Harrow and Verney Junction. The River Misbourne and River Lea were badly irradiated and quarantined for 20 years.

A severe famine and a cholera outbreak hit Buckinghamshire's refugee camps, Watford's camp and Hemel Hempstesd, killing many people during 1963 and 1965. It was only due to harsh laws and joint pooling of their resources at a county-come-national level that lead to their survival. Niden Manor Airstrip was used for storing remaining coal, diesel, paraffin and petrol under heavy police and army guard.

Hugh Denis Charles FitzRoy, the 11th Duke of Grafton, KG soon took over as the benevolent leader of both the Honor of Grafton and of Towcester town. He renamed the Honor 'Towcester Commune'. He quickly organised the remaining resources and equipment to boost farming and provide shelter whee ever it was still possible.

1967-1974Edit

Hertfordshire was in chaos as refugee camps became lawless in 1967.

New MiddlesexEdit

TA62 Herts refugee crisis of 1967-72.

The Herts refugee crisis of 1967-72. Orange= scuffles in Buckinghamshire, red= riots in Hertfordshire, green= refugee-phobic city states, pink= scuffles in Essex, purpel= New Middlesex, yellow= The Bishopric of Waltham Abbey and blue= The united Jewish and English Enfielder militias.

Due to the declining quality of life, high death toll, food supply issues, an cholera outbreak earlier that year, Buckinghamshire’s inability to cope, Hertfordshire’s historic dislike of Middlesex and Essex’s tight fisted xenophobia, the people in many refugee camps and towns that had large refugee communities in them. 17 rebellious Hertfordshire settlements, Middlesex survivor communities and refugee camps riotously set up the left wing republican state of ‘New Middlesex’ in their area in late 1967. The 'United Jewish and English Enfielder Militias' tried to keep order in there sphere of influence between early 1968 and mid 1971. Waltham Abbey's local priest ran a benevolent 'Bishopric' in the immediate area between mid 1968 and late 1971. The Waltham Bishopric was defeated by the S.E.R. in and it's people fled to Stevanage and The 'United Jewish and English Enfielder Militias' were crushed by the S.E.R. and fled to New Middelsex.

The dictator, Steve Rollup and his deputy Ann Whooper wanted to get a better deal for the Middlesex refugees. They seriously set about crushing local criminal gangs and banned anti-Semitism.

A typhoid outbreak would hit the Borhamwood Camp and Borhamwood in late 1968. Food riots hit the Trent Park Camp, Edgware, Totteridge and Welham Green in late 1969.

The state would last until early 1972, when both rising rural harvests and Essex’s war with Hertfordshire lead to them happily merger in to Buckinghamshire.

The rebel locations were

  1. Hatch end,
  2. Watford,
  3. Watford Camp,
  4. Rickmansworth,
  5. Bushy,
  6. Croxley Green,
  7. Barnet,
  8. Stanmore,
  9. Stanmore Camp,
  10. Harrow Weald,
  11. Borhamwood,
  12. Brentwood,
  13. Brentwood Camp,
  14. Potters bar,
  15. Burnt Oak,
  16. Batchworth
  17. Edgware.

Towcester Commune peacefully merged with Buckinghamshire in 1974.

First contactEdit

Explorers from Northamptonshire and Market Harborough arrived in 1967. It was made with the City State of Sutton, Kentshire, and Sussex in 1973. 1974 saw contact made with Mercia and Towcester commune. An on-off war was started by Southern England in 1977 over the ownership of Hertfordshire. Explorers arrived from West Wiltshire in 1983. Hostile relations started with the Daventry and Woodford Halse Union and Brackley and Hinton-in-the-Hedges Union in 1989.

A group of Southern English Republic (S.E.R.) army scouts visited Aylesbury in 1973 and 1974. The locals found the S.E.R. operatives frighteningly aggressive, arrogant and unacceptably homophobic.

1974- 1984Edit

Hertfordshire and Hemel Hempstead join the unionEdit

FlagOfHertfordshire

Hertfordshire's flag

It was annexed peacefully by Buckinghamshire in 1977 and retained autonomy. 

An on-off war was started by Southern England against Bukinghamshire in 1977 over the ownership of Hertfordshire, which had been reduced to a small pocket around Hemmel heampstead by 1977. Hemel Hempstead was peaceful annexed to Buckinghamshire in 1977 and the rest west and central Hertfordshire was liberated from Southern England's occupation between 1978-1987. Hostility continues over the fate of the rest of Hertfordshire. The part that was liberated joined H.H. 1988.

1985- 1994Edit

Fed up with the S.E.R.'s lies, morbidness, horrific wealth gap, political killings, wacky leadership and xenophobic regime, the sepratist actavists Doug Bridgeman and Michelle Cockcroft stured increased animosity in his Hertford wagon factory towards the ruling elite during mid 1977. They would start a guerrilla war that would last until there final defeat and exile to Buckinhamshire in late 1982. This would snowball in to a full nationalist rising by their friends Anthony Beamish, Sarah Deirdre McColl and Timothy 'Tim' Townsend, who faced a similar fate in 1985. Refugee flowes from Hertfortdshire were great at this time.

The leader of occupied Hertfordshire's government in exile, Malcolm Wicks and his deputy Mark Prisk set up a FM in radio station in the border town of Welwyn Hatfield and export only newspaper to promote democracy in the S.E.R. in 1994.

1995-to dateEdit

The PRUK has stated friendly relations after

Buckinghamshire joined the Windward Electrical Project on May the 1st, 1998. 

Buckinghamshire joined the 5 Nations Railway Project on July the 15th, 1998. 

Former refugee campsEdit

  1. Wendover
  2. Marsh Gibbon
  3. Saunderton
  4. Iver
  5. Uxbridge
  6. Andover,
  7. Aylsbury,
  8. Watford,
  9. Beaconsfield,
  10. West Ruislip,
  11. Harrow
  12. Verney Junction.

The Journeys of DiscoveryEdit

Derelict Factory by The River Soar - geograph.org.uk - 176434

Slough in 1990.

The Southern Journey-Edit

It was made with the Sutton city state, Kentshire and Sussex in 1973.

The northern Journey-Edit

1974 saw contact made with Mercia and Towcester. The latter was assimilated by 1977.

The Slough to Twyford Journey-Edit

Slough's, Maidenhead's and Twyford's tribesmen folk were re-integrated between 1979 and 1980. They were rebuilt between 1985 and 1995.

The Daventry Journey- Edit

Hostile relations started with the Daventry and Brackley and in 1989.

Natural disastersEdit

EarthquakeEdit

An earthquake rocked the ruins of Northolt and a large surrounding aera, reaching out as far as Hertford, in the early morning of 23rd September 2002 (as in OTL) . It registering 5.7 on the Richter scale according to scientists in the Kingdom of Lille-Wallonia and the PRUK, and lasted approximately 20 seconds. An aftershock of magnitude 2.4 occurred on 25th September at the same time, but was not felt beyond Hemel Hempstead.

Bad weatherEdit

  1. The floods of April 2006 killed 1.
  2. The heat waves of early 2006 and 2007 killed 1.
  3. The was major flooding between June and August 2007 killed 2.
  4. The rainstorm and floods of mid 2007 killed 2 .
  5. the hurricane of mid 2009 killed 2 .
  6. The winter of 2009-10 was the worst in 50 years killing 1.
  7. The rainstorms of early in the June of 2012 killed 1.

MilitaryEdit

The armed forces discontinued the use of bows and swords in favour of rifles and pistols in 1987. The armed forces are a volunteer force of 7,550 and a conscript force of 450.

They poses the following petrol vehicles-

  • 2 x Humber armored cars
  • 4x Chevrolet RD 4x2 (USA) - Trucks (3 are known to be in storage)
  • 2x Ferret armoured car

Weapons-

  1. Thompson sub-machine gun
  2. Canon de 75 modèle 1897
  3. Ordnance QF 18 pounder
  4. Colt 45 pistol
  5. The French Darne machine gun.
  6. Stokes mortar
  7. Enfield No. 2 Mk I Revolver
  8. The Rifle, Anti-Tank, .55in, Boys commonly known as the "Boys Anti-tank Rifle" (or incorrectly "Boyes", nicknamed the "elephant gun")
  9. Short Magazine Lee-Enfield Mk I (1903)

BattlesEdit

Government and PoliticsEdit

Party AlignmentEdit

Local governmentEdit

2009 Parliamentary ElectionEdit

2009 Presidential ElectionEdit

2012 Parliamentary ElectionEdit

Bukinghamshire's 2012 election

The 2012 election.

  1. Conservative, 15,
  2. Independent, 6,
  3. Liberal, 5,
  4. Labour, 4,
  5. Green, 2,
  6. SDP, 2,
  7. Hertfordshire fascists, 2

2012 Presidential ElectionEdit

EconomyEdit

Brackley’s economy is largely dependent on agriculture and stone exports to East Anglia and the Provisional Republic of the U.K..

AgricultureEdit

Cattle and sheep are a major farming produce with mutton and beef being the nation's leading export.

ManufacturingEdit

The production of clothes, shoes, furniture, processed foods and stone products are made around Alysbury, Wendover and Buckingham.

Trade with the PRUK, East Anglia and SussexEdit

Mutton, wool product and beef being the nation's leading export. They are sold to the PRUK for machinery. Sussex and East Anglia buy the local cider in small amounts along with chalk and gravel to East Anglia in exchange for wheat and rye.

EnergyEdit

Windward Electrical ProjectEdit

The Windward Electrical Project system was founded by Rutland, the PRUK and Central Northamptonshire and Buckinghamshire in 1998. Other nations joined the project in 1999 and 2004. Connection was between 2005 and 2009, depending on location.

Irish peat and Walloon coalEdit

These are common domestic fuels and were ready available since 2000.

TransportEdit

Roan Dun

A miniature horse on a farm.

Tinker

Cart horses are used a lot in Hertfordshire.

Bedfordstjohnsbridge

Wolverton Station.

Due to the lack of modern transportation methods horses are the main beast of burden and land travel in Buckinghamshire. Yachts and canoes are used on local rivers, when possible.

Horses are still popular in the nation, despite the resent, but short lived, outbreak of equine ethmoid hematoma in Hemel Hempstead and Hertfordshire.

4 alco-fuel buses run twice on Mondays between The capital of the S.E.R., Sussex, Hemel Heampstead, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire and the P.R.U.K.

Travel is mostly by horse and bicycle, since there are few motor vehicles. There are a few alcohol, petrol and sunflower oil vehicles and some petrol driven tractors in use across the republic. Alcohol powered motor bikes and bicycle also occur in more places as time goes by.

A 2 track railway unifies Banstead and Epsom with Buckingham, Slough, Horsham and Crawley. It was built in 2009 and has 3 diesel train services a week day. 2 more trains run on the Saturdays, but don't call at Banstead and Epsom.

Rolling stock includes-

  1. 2 Thompson Class O4/8 steam locos
  2. 2 GC Class O4 No. 6311 steam locos
  3. 4 GWR Pannier Tank 7714 steam locos
  4. 7 MK1 BR coaches
  5. 5 GUV Freight wagons
  6. 8 GWR coal trucks
  7. 3 GWR break vans

The 5 Nations Railway Project Edit

The 5 Nations Railway Project was founded by Daventry, and Loughborough, the P.R.U.K., Central Northamptonshire and Buckinghamshire on July the 15th, 1998. Kettering joined in 6 weeks later. Several there nations joined the project in 1999.

HealthcareEdit

Thyroid cancers are no longer major issues, and are markedly less than they were before 1987.

WaterworksEdit

Most water is taken from the 6 water works on the River Tove or local well, lakes and stream water.

The 2010 censusEdit

  1. Employment is at 99%.
  2. 97% of households have running water.
  3. 57% of households have electricity.
  4. 36% of households have a gas supply.
  5. Literacy rate - 99%
  6. Literacy rate of under 16's - 98%

Media Edit

A national newspaper has been in circulation since 1982. Radio Buckinghamshire began medium wave transmissions from Wendover, Buckingham and Aylesbury in 2004. Radio Radlett began broadcasting on FM in 1989 and on MW in 2005. The commercial music station, Quff FM, began broadcasts from Buckingham in 2010.

SportEdit

Cricket, football, Hockey and rugby are the national sports.

The artsEdit

Painting, wood carving and the works of William Shakespeare are enjoyed by many.

The Death PenaltyEdit

Murderers, sex predators, rapists, child molesters, traitors and enemy spies are executed with the hangman’s rope. A moratorium on hanging was put in place since 1989 and became permanent in 1990. A SER spy was also hung in 1997 for trying to politically undermine the government.

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