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Republic of Texas
Texas
Flag of Texas
Flag
Motto: Friendship and Brotherhood
Texas in dark green. Claimed territories in light green.
Texas in dark green. Claimed territories in light green.
Capital
and largest city
The Alamo
Official languages English
Ethnic groups Human and Ghoul
Government Republic
• Governor
Ramon Todd
• Lieutenant Governor
John Perkins
• Legislature
Hall of Ranchers
Population
• Census
3,147,000
Currency Texan Dollars (official), Bottle Caps (unofficial)

The Republic of Texas (RoT) is a de facto sovereign nation consisting of the former State of Texas. The RoT claims ownership of several other territories throughout the world, however, this is largely disputed. Oil City is a city state within the Republic. The capital of the Republic is located in what is left of San Antonio, known as the Alamo. The current population of Texas is an estimated 3,000,000.

History

The Alamo and the Heroes of Texas

It is speculated that the Republic of Texas was founded somewhere between 2077 and 2083. The Great War saw the cities of Fort Worth, Dallas, Austin, El Paso, San Antonio, Arlington, Corpus Christi, Plano, Garland, Lubbock, Irving and Laredo almost completely destroyed. Oil City (then known as Houston) survived the attack for unknown reasons. Cities such as Amarillo and Pasadena were abandoned or devoid of most of their population because of the Black Rain which followed quickly on the Great War's events.

The survivors who founded the Republic were mostly ghouls, because of their exposure to the Black Rain and high radiation levels in general. They were called the Heroes of New Texas by those who joined later on. Because of their ethnic state, the Republic Government today doesn't discriminate against ghouls, and treats them as equals. The Heroes were based around what was then known as San Antonio, one of the destroyed cities in the Great War.

They quickly started gathering survivors and held up in what was called the Alamo, at that time a museum. By 2090, the population of the Alamo to about 150, consisting of mostly ghouls.

On 24 June 2090, because of space shortages, the Heroes gathered with some of the town folk, and proposed that the remains of the surrounding buildings should also be secured and habituated to be used as extra living and storage space. By 2092, the Alamo's population had risen to over 600 people. The makeshift fencing set up around the Alamo was officially dismantled in that year and moved outward to include two whole city blocks in Downtown San Antonio.

Vault 40, which was located under the Weston Centre in Downtown San Antonio, opened in late 2095 and gave the Alamo a population boost. Today, the Vault is an important bunker for government officials of the Republic, and houses the Central Region Emergency Task Force.

In 2100, the Alamo had expanded around the entire downtown area of what was once San Antonio. The Heroes of New Texas were still the ruling council at this time, but an outcry for "traditional American democracy" started to reign from the people. The Heroes respected this, and announced a general election would be held in the near future to elect a President, who would act as the chairman and de facto leader of the Heroes' council. Agriculture had also become a large part of the Alamo's prosperity, as cattle, which by that time had started mutating into Brahmin, glittered the countryside around San Antonio, and against all expectations offered a sustainable amount of food for the populace for years to come.

Many outward expeditions were ordered between 2098 and 2103 to officially determine the status of surrounding cities and in turn dictate the expansion policy of the Alamo. Areas such as Austin, Plano, Dallas and Fort Worth were all targeted by the 30-man expeditions. The Heroes of New Texas advised travelers to stay out of Houston, as they expected hostilities from the large community living in the undamaged city. However, contrary to the advisory of the Heroes, merchant travelers seeking business started trading with the local Oilers of Oil City. The Alamo's population continued to grow, numbering in the thousands.

In 2105, the first democratic elections were held. The first President of the Alamo was Jeremy Fellers (one of the Heroes of New Texas). One of his first acts was to rename their community as the Republic of Texas, as it had by this time expanded out of the Alamo. He also created the Alamo Security Force (ASF) to protect the community, and trade caravans as they leave the borders. The ASF was established as a elite unit of which the bulk of the troops were used to guard the gates into the core of the Alamo's populace. Small patrols were sent out weekly to ensure no raiders set up permanent camp nearby, as well as creating the illusion of omnipresence to the outlying Texan settlements.

Fellers is still regarded today as one of Texas' greatest leaders for the vast amount of work he did during his 10 year term. Among other things, he oversaw the establishment of an organized farming policy and personally started a restoration project for pre-War books and documents. His restoration project gave rise to technology preservation programs and later, a fully-fledged education system which to this day credited to him. His ventures earned him the nickname of "The Preservationist", and firmly established him as one of the foremost Heroes of New Texas.

Over the next century the Republic of Texas rapidly expanded and began coming into conflict with mutants, raiders, and worse. Tensions with Oil City continued to worsen, and it small conflicts did occur. However, Texas and Oil City did sort out a truce and peace treaty and now have a good working relationship.

By the 23rd century, Republic had become a dominate power within the Texas Wasteland, but was still in conflict with raiders on their borders and the Texan Chapter of the Brotherhood of Steel. In addition, small border skirmished occurred with the new rise of Caesar’s Legion.

With the recent defeat of the Legion the remaining forces have spilled over into Texan lands and caused further conflict. Besides this, Texas is one of the staunched proponents for the United Nations of America and eagerly seeks to bring about a new America

Government & Politics

Laws

The Republic of Texas is inspired by the original design of the US government, and has most of its laws directly based of them. Citizens have certain rights and are able to elect leaders, and is dedicated to preserving liberty and security. The republic also has several laws allowing for immigration, statehood, and bans several extreme actions, such as drunkenness, crimes against humanity, violence, fanatic religions, and slavery.

Government Bodies & Structures

Government intensity throughout the Republic in regards to presence, taxes, aid, and security. Oil City marked in black.

Executive

The Governor of the Republic of Texas is the head of the executive branch of government, which is responsible for producing policy from legislation passed through the legislature. The Governor's Office has wide ranging powers, especially in terms of security and stability. The position was previously called President of the Alamo and then President of Texas, until the nation relabeled itself as the Republic of Texas, when it became Governor of Texas. Elections for the Governorship are held whenever the Hall of Ranchers deems it necessary; usually via petition from voters. Two Ranchmen from the Hall are chosen as candidates for Governor and then submit the two candidates to the ballot. The winner needs a simple majority of registered voters to become Governor.

The position of Lieutenant Governor is relatively unimportant as the Hall of Ranchers will immediately elect a new Governor from their own ranks should something happen to the current Governor. Thus, the newly elected Governor may appoint and dismiss a Lieutenant Governor at his own discretion.

Legislature

The unicameral legislature of the Republic of Texas is the Hall of Ranchers. The Hall is the most powerful branch of government and is responsible for passing legislation and keeping the executive branch (including the Army) in check. All the major settlements and their surrounding districts in Texas elect one Ranchman every five years to represent them on the national level. There are currently 26 Ranchmen, led by the Head Rancher.

Judiciary

Because of its relatively small populace, the Republic of Texas has only one institution serving as the judiciary, namely the Court of Texas. The Court is located in the Alamo and is served by a bench of three judges. The three other largest settlements in Texas has a branch of the Court, served by one judge. The outlying courts' rulings can be appealed in the Alamo. The three-judge bench is able to call legislation into review, however, not declare anything unconstitutional, as the Republic does not have a constitution.

Foreign relations

Oil City

Oil City and the Republic of Texas are speculated to have been established at roughly the same time - only a few years after the Great War. The Oilers, however, safe within the undamaged City of Houston, remained relatively close to their home, and did not venture off in all directions like the Texans later did. This led to the Republic of Texas claiming ownership over much of Oil City's territory later in its existence. Government-sanctioned explorers were barred from entering Oil City in Texas' earlier years because of fearing a local retaliation of the city's massive population. However, later on, merchant travelers seeking business did enter the city and traded with the locals. These adventurers were however mere citizens, and not representatives of the government.

In 2232, a trade caravan returned to the Alamo with a message from the "CEO" of Oil City, calling for the ruler of the Republic to meet in Carthage, Texas. The Governor complied and arrived in Carthage with some 50 troopers of the Army of the Republic. The Oilers proposed a treaty, which the Texans, after some deliberations and alterations, agreed. The Treaty of Carthage was then signed and ratified. Since then, relations between the Republic and Oil City have been good, with major trade taking place.

New California Republic

The relations between the New California Republic and Republic of Texas are vague, but neutral. Texans and Californians first encountered one another near the old California-Arizona border, when Texan troops were saved from Caesar's Legion by elements of the New California Republic Army. However, after the event, the Californian troops exhibited a bad attitude towards the Texans, claiming they were "wannabe NCR troopers." Following the exchange, a diplomatic caravan was sent from the Alamo to Shady Sands, to discuss a formal relationship between the two republics.

At the meeting in Shady Sands, the New California Republic refused to recognize the Republic of Texas as a sovereign state, and told the diplomats that the area which the Texan Republic covers is future expansion territory for the NCR. The diplomats reacted by not recognizing the New California Republic as sovereign, and returned to the Alamo. Since then, the Republic of Texas and New California Republic have had few encounters.

Caesar's Legion

The Republic of Texas and the group called "Caesar's Legion" have not been on good teams since their first contact in -year-. Several elements from the Legion entered the Republic and attempted to enslave people in some northern villages, however, the Army of the Republic was quick to respond to the threat, and upped their patrols in the area. The Republic and Legion also had an encounter in Arizona in -year-, when the Legion overran an expedition platoon and held them pinned down for three days. The New California Republic Army saved the remainder of the platoon from the threat.

Enclave Remnants

Contrary to other groups or countries in North America, the Republic maintains a good relationship with the Enclave Remnants. Since the destruction of Raven Rock and the Enclave's Mobile Base in in Washington DC and Maryland, the Republic has opened its doors to those remaining. It is believed that the Republic appreciates the Enclave's political experience and dedication to a new civilization. With the incorporation of many of the Enclave Remnants, the Army of the Republic also now has ownership of many units of Tesla Armor, as well as other Enclave weaponry. It is believed that by 2230, there were 500 Enclave Remnant officials and troopers in the Alamo, and more than 1,500 across the Republic.

States

Texas has several major states within the core region, and several outer states/territories. *Denotes states with the same name as their capitol.

  • Alamo*
  • Rio Grande – San Juan
  • Mexicana*
  • Gladeville*
  • Prairie – Prairie City

Society & Culture

The Texans are a unique bunch, to say the least. Gun-toting survivors who are used the craziness of the wasteland life, they don’t suffer fools. But they are also quite caring for their family and friends, and will go to great lengths to protect those they care about. In addition, they are known to have plenty of bravado and very keenly follow the line of "Everything's bigger in Texas."

Economy

The Texan economy pretty simple, as the people are just trying to get by. Thanks to the creation of a national economy between the various nations their economy is developing rapidly.

Currency

The RoT has its own monetary system, based off the old US systems. Bottle caps and bartering are common in most areas of the republic, and the American Standard Dollar is becoming commonplace.

Trade

Texas primary trades food, crops, and cattle, thanks to the large fields and grazing lands within the land. They also are known to sell excellent horses and trade for oil with the nearby Oil City.

Geography

The lands of the Texas Wasteland are often dry and full of mutants and irradiated creatures. Much of it the government rests in the center of Texas, with outlying regions only claimed or held by force.

Subdivisions

Central Texas

The home of the Alamo and the strongest center of Texan control. Here the capitol and most of the Texans live, with cattle grazing still a big part of their life. In addition, many cities and former vaults are rapidly expanding and developing.

The Gulf

One of them more prosperous and lush areas was the area alongside the Gulf Coast, which is home to new fisheries and lush forests and regions of development.

The Outlands

Much of the Texan Wasteland is known as the Outlands. While it is incredible how quickly and how much territory the Texan Republic has been able to claim and settle, there are still vast reaches of irradiated landscapes filled with raiders and mutants.

Military

Main article: Army of the RoT

The Army of the Republic of Texas is the military and armed forces of the country. Although small, it has managed to keep the Texan borders relatively secure, and provide frequent aid and supply runs to communities far from the Alamo. The Army is also involved in several expeditions to unclaimed areas of what used to be the United States and Mexico. The Army consists of 25,000 active troops, and a further 30,000 on reserve duty. Conscription is a requirement for all teenagers between the ages of 16 and 25, however, most are stationed either in the Alamo or on the borders. A select few are required to leave Texan borders with expedition parties.

Technology

Much of the technology used by the RoT is based off simple but effective designs, as well as anything else they can get their hands on. The conflicts with the Brotherhood of Steel have yielded even more advanced technologies, and the trade with Oil City offers Texas many simple machines.

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