This is meant as an English-language sandbox for Rivland's wiki page (as Colorband is not a Spanish speaker).
The name Rivland is said to have come from the Charlesine River, a river from which the town of Charlesine City also gets it's name. This name was invented by the Anglosovic when they took over the area we now now as modern day Rivland.
The War of the Wanted Land and the Anglosovic Agreement
Ever since Talcia and Gadany had been solidified as countries, there was an area that they were constantly at war over - it was typically called "La Tierra Deseada" (literally The Desired Land). This war continued for some time until 1799. Worried that Dibralta (which they had just fought to keep control of 16 years ago) would end up getting involved in this war, Anglosaw struck a deal with both Talcia and Gadany which would end the war and give them control of La Tierra Deseada. And so, on the 5th of May, 1800, the land was officially given over to the Anglosovic (the war had been officially over since 1st January, although some isolated attacks were reported throughout the year). Along with Dibralta, Rivland became a key base for the Royal Navy and played an important role prior to the Battle of [Trafalgar] (21 October 1805).
The Rivlandian Revolution and Independence
In 1850, the first successful Rivlandian revolt happened. This revolt was led by Gerald R. Schuster, a farmer from the town of Jersey in the Challien Islands. This revolt then led to more and bigger revolts happening across the country, all clamoring for independence. It didn't help that these revolts were being aided by Talcia and Gadany, who were always irritated that Anglosaw had managed to not only get Dibralta, but their desired land as well. In 1857, yet again worried that Dibralta would end up revolting and wanting their independence as well, Anglosaw set up an agreement with the fledgling Rivlandian Parliament (which was being led by Gerald Schuster) to secede Rivland from the Anglosovic Empire and allow it to be it's own independent country. On November 10th, 1857 (a day celebrated in Rivland as Freedom Day), Rivland was officially declared an independent country. The first few years were ones of turbulence - Talcian and Gadanian fights on Rivlandian soil, which had subsided in the first few years of Anglosovic colonization, soared to record heights. On March 15th, 1860, a package was mailed to the private estate of Gerald Schuster. This package turned out to be an primitive explosive device, sent by a group of loyalists who loathed the revolution and everything it stood for. Although Gerald himself was not caught in the blast, 3 of his servants were killed. Following this pointless action, Gerald delivered a speech to the Parliament in which he said that "...we cannot allow these attacks to continue on our home soil... we must be intolerant to this abhorrent behavior, not just of the loyalists, but of the Talcians and Gadanians that feel that they can continue their old war now that we are well and truly independent.". Following this, a brief war followed, and within a year, both Loyalists and the Talcian and Gadanian attackers had finally stopped with their attacks, and the country was at peace once again.
Rivland during the First and Second World Wars
In both wars, Rivland fought on the side of the Allied Powers. Their army, while not as well stocked as the armies of Anglosaw or the United Republics, still managed to play a pivotal role in several battles in both wars. Life on the homefront was much the same as it was in the other Allied countries, with bonds, rationing, and even some bombing runs happening (although none were as damaging as the bombings of Manathanburgh, which occurred from November 1940 to April 1941).
Rivland in the modern era
Following WWII, an era of peace occurred. Rivland didn't rest on their laurels, and set to work on rebuilding Manathanburgh in an event known as the Manathanburgh Rush. This lasted from 1945 (in fact, the document giving the local Manathanburgish government the money to rebuild the city was ratified the day the war ended) to 1956. This year was also important as it was the year that Rivland National Television was launched - in fact, the construction of what is currently referred to as Broadcasting Plaza was part of the Manathanburgh Rush plans.
Government and Politics
The Rivlandian Parliament is currently majority-ruled by the National Party - their leader, Harrison Cameron, was elected as President of the Republic in 2015. Elections for President of the Republic happen every four years, and legislative elections also happen every 4 years, but offset by 2 years from the presidential elections.
List of Parties
- National Party
- Rivlandian Liberals
- Workers' Party of Rivland
- The Conservatives