Continental Republic of the Maritimes
République continentale des Maritimes (French)
Motto: Latin:Spem reduxit
Anthem: Nation on the Sea
|Official languages||English, French|
|Government||Unitary semi-presidential Continental–Landonist republic|
|Legislature||National Assembly (Unicameral)|
|July 24, 1534|
|February 10, 1763|
|March 18, 1831|
|August 12, 1930|
• 2019 estimate
• 2016 census
|GDP (PPP)||2017 estimate|
• Per capita
|Currency||Maritime Dollar ($, MD)|
|Time zone||UTC-4 (Atlantic Time Zone)|
• Summer (DST)
The Maritimes (French: Les Maritimes), officially the Continental Republic of the Maritimes (French: République continentale des Maritimes), is a Continentalist republic located in the northeastern coastal and insular region of North America. It shares borders with Quebec to the north and the United Commonwealth to the west, as well as a sea border with the small island nation of Placentia. It is bounded on the west by the Bay of Fundy and the Gulf of Maine, to the north by the Gulf of St. Lawrence, and to the east and south by the Atlantic Ocean. The Maritimes is a unitary semi-presidential state under a Landonist government, and has been governed by the Revolutionary Alliance of the Maritimes since the 1930s.
Due to its geographical location, the present-day Maritime Republic was the site of the arrival of the first European settlers starting with the French who later established the colony of New France in North America. The region was part of New France, but was later annexed into British America following the end of the French and Indian War in 1763 and was organized into he provinces of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island. During the American Revolutionary War, the region was the site of many Loyalist refugees and was heavily militarized during the Invasion of Quebec which saw the Province of Quebec fall to the Americans, but at a heavy cost. During the War of 1812, the Maritimes were invaded by the United States Army, but were repulsed by British and Canadian defenders. The region was also defended by the British and Canadians during the subsequent War of 1812 and the region was later incorporated as a province of Canada.
The Maritimes remained a province of Canada, but in the late 19th century Landonism had begun to gain influence within Anglo-American intellectual circles both during and even after the Sierran Civil War as Isaiah Landon was viewed by many as a hero of the working class who was willing to risk everything for a free and prosperous republic. His ideas influenced the Maritime, leaving a lasting impression, and in the 1930s, the Maritime Republic gained independence following the Crimson Spring which saw both the Maritime Republic and Quebec briefly gain full independence and become Landonist states. During the Great War I, the Maritime Republic was part of Landonist International and fought against Superior, Astoria and Sierra during the war on the North American front. After the war, a peace treaty was signed and the republic would later be annexed by the United Commonwealth as one of the Continental republics.
In the modern era, the Maritime Republic is a coastal nation with a high-income country and ranks high on the Human Development Index. The majority of Maritimer citizens are in the middle class and the country has been a major trading hub and a common site for trade between Europe and Anglo-America. It is a member state of the League of Nations, the Organization for Mutual Economic Assistance and Development, and the Chattanooga Pact.
Names[edit | edit source]
The word maritime in English means that of the sea. The term The Maritimes has been in use to refer to the region since the British colonial period. When the Maritimes gained dominion status in the late 19th century, it was known as the Maritime Republic, a name which is still in use today unofficially. The official name of the Maritimes is the Continental Republic of the Maritimes while the common name is simply the Maritimes.
The demonym for the Maritimes is Maritimer(s).
History[edit | edit source]
Early history[edit | edit source]
Indigenous peoples have been in the present day Maritime Republic since the first settlers arrived around 7,000 BC. By the time European settlers arrived and colonization began, the Mi'kmaq, the Maliseet, and the Passamaquoddy tribes were the dominant tribes and made up most of the native inhabitants. While the tribes left no written records during their history, native languages have a strong presence in places such as Aroostook, Bouctouche, Petitcodiac, Quispamsis, and Shediac.
It is also possible that the territories of the modern day Maritime Republic were also part of Vinland during the Norse expedition to North America. It is also possible that Basque, Breton and Norman fisherman visited the Bay of Fundy during the 1500s.
European colonization[edit | edit source]
French settlement[edit | edit source]
British settlement[edit | edit source]
British protectorate[edit | edit source]
War of Contingency[edit | edit source]
Canadian province[edit | edit source]
Crimson Spring[edit | edit source]
During the Great Wars[edit | edit source]
Modern era[edit | edit source]
Geography[edit | edit source]
Government and politics[edit | edit source]
Administrative divisions[edit | edit source]
The Maritimes are divided into six provinces: Avalon, Cape Breton, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, and St. John's Island (formerly known as Prince Edward Island). The provincial governments have devolved powers and are responsible for administering local services. Similar to the national government, each province has a dual party-state structure, with the head of state being a first secretary and the head of government being a premier.