Motto: Unto God, fidelity
Anthem: Gloria Banderia of Cisplatina
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The United Provinces of Cisplatina, officially the United Provinces of the Cisplatine and commonly known as simply Cisplatina (Spanish: Provincias Unidas de Cisplatina, French: Provinces unies du Cisplatine, German: Vereinigte Provinzen von Cisplatina, Polish: Zjednoczone prowincje Cisplatina, Pomerelian: Zjeinoce Prowincjen Cisplatina)
- 1 History
- 1.1 Pre-Columbian
- 1.2 Early Settlement (1498-1640)
- 1.3 Western Expansion (1640-1800)
- 1.4 War with Spain, Independence (1809-1832)
- 1.5 Early Republic, Industrialization, War with Brazil (1832-1875)
- 1.6 Antebellum, Postbellum Civil War (1875-1900)
- 1.7 Early 20th Century, World War I (1900-1936)
- 1.8 Depression, World War II (1936-1950)
- 1.9 Economic Resurgence, Cold War (1950-1990)
- 1.10 Contemporary (1990-Present)
- 2 Geography
- 3 Politics
- 4 Economy
- 5 Demographics
- 6 Culture
- 7 See Also
Early Settlement (1498-1640)
The Kinghts Hospitaller conquered the Doecanese island of Rhodes between 1306-1310 from the Byzantine Empire, establishing a home for the order after having moved from Acre and Limassol. In 1480 the Ottoman launched the Siege of Rhodes, with Ottoman troops numbering between 10,000 and 15,000 men. The Hospitallers processed several formidable battle hardened regiments numbering in a total around 3,500 soldiers and were able to fend off the Ottoman siege. Grand Master Pierre d'Aubusson, having been wounded in the battle and witnessed the Ottoman's ability to field an army of such size began plans to acquire new land not in immediate danger of Ottoman invasion. Although the Hospitaller sought to leave Rhodes, the Knights remained dedicated to repelling Ottoman forces on mainland Europe and to preserve Christendom. Aubusson saw the likability of holding Rhodes slim to none and that the relocation of the Hospitaller's home a necessity for the organization's survival.
In 1492, Christopher Columbus departed from Palos de la Frontera with the Santa María and two smaller caravels with the blessings of the Spanish court. Before returning to the Spain, Columbus surveyed several islands within the Caribbean Sea. On Columbus's return in 1493 while off the coast of the Iberian peninsula a terrible storm struck his caravan and forced him into the port of Lisbon. In Lisbon, Columbus spoke with Bartolomeu Dias who interrogated the Italian explorer extensively. Columbus would later speak with John II of Portugal, who believed Columbus's journey may have violated the Treaty of Alcáçovas. According to the Dias's personal writings, that he was greeted by Mary, who instructed him that God demanded a Christian kingdom across the seas. It became Dias's personal mission to convince the Order of Christ to sail across the Atlantic and establish a Christian empire.
With the publication of Columbus's letters from his first voyage, news quickly spread across Europe. Dias alerted the Order of Christ of the prospects of a voyage to the west. Dias along with the Order of Christ's most zealous members approached Pierre d'Aubusson in 1494 in a joint effort sailed for the New World. Aubusson, who became increasingly displeased by Pope Alexander VI's lack of enthusiasm for launching a Crusade to retake the Holy Land, took the offer. Lobbying several Cardinals, the Hospitaller's and Order of Christ were given provisions to establish a buffer between the Spanish and Portuguese in the Treaty of Tordesillas. This was an acceptable condition, as both the Portuguese and the Spanish believed that it would provide safe haven for their ships and was conducive of promoting a more peaceful settlement agreement. The French bishops came to the aid of French Grand Master Aubusson and heavily pushed for their inclusion, as the saw that with Aubusson in charge of the the demilitarized demarcation, France's influence would spread throughout the New World.
In 1498 Duarte Pacheco Pereira departed from Portugal and discovered the coasts of Maranhão, Pará and Marajó. The Knights Hospitaller and Order of Christ with Papal authority depart from Rhodes setting on a several month journey with multiple ships. Landing in Baía da Babitonga, they arrived several months before Cabral, founding the settlement of Aubusson, named after the current Grand Master Pierre d'Aubusson. Within the first four years, the Knights began searching along the coast attempting to discover a hospitable island and port for a new fortification and possible. On January 9th, 1498 some fifty Knights discovered aisland suitable for a fortress, sending immediate word to Aubusson in Rhodes and the remaining settlers in the City of Aubusson. Grand Master Aubusson, at the age of 75 and failing miserably in his endeavors in Rhodes, amassed the largest fleet possible to evacuate the remaining Knights on the island of Rhodes.Emery d'Amboise became the acting governor of Rhodes, and began a large recruitment program to replenish the departing Knights. In an agreement with Louis XII of France, Aubusson's experienced Order of Christ sailors guided some eight ships filled with settlers along with him. Aubusson believed that those selected by the French crown were among the most disruptive of the Kingdom, highly zealous and pious stock of southern France, and were products of the ideological remnants of the Cathars. His bestowed them the name of 'Albigensians Knights', which was greatly displeasing to the settlers.
The ship arrived on June 9th 1500, and the French settlers were released into the holdings of Aubusson and around Nouvelle île de Rhode. Spanish and Portuguese settlers also began to come to the two settlements, and the population of the two settlements drastically grew. The Knights managed the settlers through a bureaucratic system, creating a series of plans for housing and rations. In October, the Château de Saint Michael was completed on New Rhodes Island. Aubusson in his eighties began writing heavily, creating the Adherents of the Southern Cross which envisioned a united nation of multiple European races, all under the realm of a pious Christian church. In 1504, with the death of Grand Master Aubusson the Dominion of the Southern Cross was proclaimed. It was blessed by Pope Julius II, although many of the Knights were becoming disenchanted with the now distant Rome. Throughout the early 1500s the Knights increased European settlement efforts, and the arrival into the interior of the continent was devastating for the indigenous populations who rejected the efforts of religious conversion. With the fall of Fall of Rhodes in 1522, Aubusson's prediction came true and the order was dispersed across the Mediterranean world, relocating to Malta, Gozo and Tripoli. Charles V of the Holy Roman Empire, and King of Spain brought the Dominion under his protection and promised its prosperity.
With the arrival of Pedro Álvares Cabral, the Portuguese laid claim to the newly discovered plans and would in 1534 divide up the land into fifteen private and autonomous Captaincy Colonies of Brazil. In 1535, the Paraná Treaty was signed between the the Knights and Portugal, setting the Grand tributary of the Paraná River as the border between the two colonies. With the outbreak of the Reformation, the Dominion's Knights became interested in supporting the Catholic Churches counter-Reformation efforts, and began promoting a resurgence in religious devotions and with the introduction of the Society of Jesus in the 1570's literacy and education flourished. In 1571 the Jesuit University of Aubusson was established and became a home for Catholic intellectuals who wanted to flee Northern Europe. Along with the establishment of the Church of England, English Catholic settlement drastically increased, with most moving to now day New Cumbria, settling the city of Aberdeen. Thomas More lead a mass departure from England to the the Dominion, with himself escaping in 1532. Directed by his work Utopia More brought a pluralistic approach to the Dominion that greatly influenced the intelligentsia of the Dominion. In 1550, the Dominion opened the colony to Protestant settlers, who peacefully existed among the Catholic populace.
The Dominion became the most populated European settlement in the Americas, and was seen by both Rome and the great majority of Europe as a testimony of peaceful Christian coexistence. Immigration was promoted, and the population continued to sharply increase. It was the main entry for the Spanish into South America, with Aubusson flourishing as a port. In 1580, Buenos Aires was founded, decreasing Aubusson's importance to the Spanish, allowing more independence for the Dominion.
Western Expansion (1640-1800)
War with Spain, Independence (1809-1832)
Antoine Mathias Borgeaud (1808-1816)
Iustinius Williams Sargent
During the War of the Oranges, French infantrymen Antoine Mathias Borgeaud was detached from his regiment, forcing to seek refuge in a small cottage in countryside of Portugal where he was welcomed by landowner Luisinho Vasconcelos. Vasconcelos, a disgruntled former student of the University of Lisbon, tended to Borgeaud as he had sustained a leg injury and housed the soldier for over two weeks. Vasconcelos planned to depart from Portugal, seeking to relocate in the Dominion of the South Cross, escaping tumultuous Europe. Borgeaud, having lost his family and holdings during the French Revolution, joined Vasconcelos on his journey to the New World. One June 4th, 1801 both departed from Faro, Portugal on a ship destined to Aubusson. The ship was knocked off course and was forced into the Port of Aberdeen where the two forced into the English colony without any knowledge of the language. Iustinius Williams Sargent, a Francophile, approached both Vasconcelos and Borgeaud with a job on his Hacienda. The three grew into a close bond within the next three years, with Iustinius introducing the two into the Knights Hospitaller. Although it was revealed that Sargent was deliberately attempting to sabotage the the Dominion's protectors, seeking to establish a truly religious free nation outside of the realm of the Portuguese and Spanish. In 1804, both Borgeaud and Vasconcelos were placed into administrative positions in Edessa and Pereira, where they established highly sophisticated cliques that promoted the ideals of the Enlightenment. With the Dominion processing a highly developed economy in relation to Buenos Aires and the remainder of the Viceroyalty of the Río de la Plata, Iustinius saw the prospects of Cornelio Saavedra establishing an independent nation futile. In 1807, the Knights became enthralled in Iustinius's cabal, and published the Proclamation of Independence. the Portuguese or the Spanish, both claiming the designation of protector of the Dominion positioned against one another in Europe, not in Latin America. In 1808, Iustinius prepped Borgeaud to ascend the Presidency, in part to end Edessa's disgruntlement with the Proclamation and establish support for the upcoming battle in South America.
In 1808 the Peninsular War broke out between the Bourbon Spain and the French Empire, distracting the Spanish from their holdings in Latin America. In 1809, several holdings of the Viceroyalty declared secession, joining the United Provinces of Cisplatina which angered other revolutionaries such as Manuel Belgrano and José de San Martín. Spanish General Baltasar Hidalgo de Cisneros saw it unwise to confront the defecting regions, as unrest in Buenos Aires began to unfurl, with the general sought to focus primarily on preserving former Spanish holdings south of the Rio de la Plata. With the launch of the May Revolution, the United Province of Cisplatina began maneuvering into Paraguay, reading a mass assault into the Southern Cone. Throughout the 1810s the Spanish and Argentinians battled against one another, with Cisplatine forces entering the war in 1815. Several thousands of Argentinean revolutionaries who feared French and Portuguese dominance, began to defect to the Spanish Royalists, creating a balanced conflict between the Loyalists and Royalists. Cisplatine troops retreated into Paraguay and seized Spanish colonial holdings of Bolivia. In 1816, Borgeaud in accordance with the 13th Constitutional Provision, declined to to run a 3rd presidential candidacy, supporting Iustinius. Iustinius along with Vasconcelos were regarded as failures in oratory skills, and lacked charisma. Borgeaud who was proficient in Spanish, French and English was adorned by the majority of the county for his ability to speak in all affairs. In 1816, Iustinius won an uncontested election. Between 1816 and 1817, Loyalist and Royalist armies decimated one another, forcing Bernardo O'Higgins to approach Borgeaud in an alliance. O'Higgins, who feared Argentinean infighting would prevent Xaverian independence, requested assistance from Cisplatine forces in January of 1817. Iustinius deployed some 10,000 men crossing the Andes and securing the fertile regions along the Pacific Ocean. O'Higgins initiated the signing the Treaty of Xaveria, which officially admitted mostly English speaking region to the United Provinces. In 1818, Spanish and Argentinean forces were heavily battered and under supplied, Cisplatina offered up peace on July 5th. Regions outside Buenos Aires agreed, with San Martin remaining defiant in Buenos Aires. In October, Iustinius launched a naval attack on the Argentine capital, along with Borgeaud leading land forced in from the west. On October 18th, San Martin signed
the Treaty of Buenos Aires, officially ending the war.
With the conclusion of the war, Iustinius launched widespread projects to rehabilitate regions devastated by the war. This included the development of canals and roads, essential to connecting the Southern Cone as one. In 1818, Borgeaud having battled a long spell of pneumonia died at Iustinius's estate in New Cumbria. With both Vasconcelos and Iustinius at his side, the scene was captured in a painting, known as the "Patriotic Farewell" which acts as the center piece of art for the National Congress. The death of Borgeaud promoted mass mourning within New Cumbria, Pereira, Edessa and Paiagua, but among the newly conquered Spanish provinces his death brought indifference. Vasconcelos saw this as the first testimony for a future national schism, believing the nation was simply biding its time before unraveling into a Civil War. Vasconcelos began a extensive effort to recruit new Paiagua officials to join the cabinet. Iustinius, who was angered about the indifference to Borgeauds death, saw that the only solution was "peaceful replacement" to prevent a future outbreak of civil war. In 1819, Iustinius enacted the Immigration Act of 1819, which openly began recruiting those affected by the Risorgimento in Italy to settle in the newly admitted provinces. The mass influx of Italians, promoted dissatisfaction among the Spanish speakers, and would ultimately culminate into a strong xenophobic force that would become the Nationalist Party (Nacionalista) in 1827. Iustinius, who was in favor of bringing Cisplatina on the global stage, was in favor of promoting English as the sole language of Cisplatina, and in 1823, passed the Advancement of English Act, forcing citizens to utilize English in universities and in government functions. Vasconcelos, disgruntled by the act banded with Spanish speaking representatives to curb Iustinius's power in his late presidency. This division between the two, cultivated a contentious attitude between the Portuguese, Spanish speakers against the English settlers. Edessan politicians were able to affiliate themselves with English speakers after a compromise was struck after Aubusson was promised to remain the capital after talks of establishing a new capital along the Río de la Plata. In 1822, Iustinius supported Emperor Pedro I in the Brazilian War of Independence, which brought Vasconcelos and Iustinius back into favorable terms. In 1824, Iustinius supported Vasconcelos for his term as presidency, although the two were considered ideologically polar of one another.
Vasconcelos after his election began rolling back Iustinius's government projects, and greatly reduced the size of the standing military that had remained after the war. He advocated for a more frugal government budget, eliminating tariffs and pushed for greater regional autonomy of provinces. In 1825, New Cumbria and Edessa became incredibly dissatisfied with Vasconcelos' presidency, with several government officials in the provincial houses forming the first political party, the Patriotic Front (Patriotica) which also drew significant support from his home province of Pereira. Vasconcelos initiated tougher financial austerity measures on the national budget, which drastically reduced the national debt incurred by the previous administrations. Manufacturing centers on the coastal regions were unable to compete with international competitors, with many falling into bankruptcy. Farmers and ranchers in Spanish speaking territories greatly benefited from the reduced tariffs, with Cisplatina becoming the greatest exporter of beef and wheat in the world. In 1828, Vasconcelos became the first President to win without the support of New Cumbria and Edessa. In 1827, the Nationalist Party was established be founded by Paiagua Congress members, who openly support Vasconcelos' administration and were able to gain a slim majority against the Patriotic Front. Throughout Vasconcelos' administration, the president continued to support his policy of non-interventionism in economic affairs, decrying the moral ambiguity of supporting financial slothfulness, a sin he believed to be the most devastating for a nation. In 1831, the nation underwent the First Religious Revival, which greatly increased the Catholic Church's influence within the country. Patriotica, hitched itself onto the religious revival, and branded itself as the "Party of the Righteous" and initiated close ties with the New Pomerelia political establishment. In 1832, the Edessan governor Augustus Martins, a member of Patriotica, won the first partisan presidential election.
Early Republic, Industrialization, War with Brazil (1832-1875)
Antebellum, Postbellum Civil War (1875-1900)
Early 20th Century, World War I (1900-1936)
Depression, World War II (1936-1950)
Economic Resurgence, Cold War (1950-1990)
With the conclusion of World War II, the United Provinces was designated a permanent seat on the League of Nations. Robert Garrison was set on expanding the nation's influence across South America, promoting regional trade and political cooperation. Feverishly anti-communist, Garrison utilized the military's excessive weapons stockpile in 1951 to fund guerrilla groups in Brazil, Columbia, Peru and Venezuela. Border skirmishes along the Cisplatine-Brazilian border began to incite public fears of a second war between the states. Additionally, the nation was increasingly becoming drained as it took in refugees and immigrants after the war. Lucián González, leader of the Nationalists and the opposition, began to openly defame Garrison for his pro-Sierran attitudes. Garrisons posh Sierran accent, having studied in San Francisco, was accused of being a monarchist, additionally his anti-Continentalist sentiments brought him serious opposition from the social democrats within his own party. In 1952, Garrison deployed the 2nd and 3rd Army Corps to Korea to assist in the Korean War, drawing further opposition from Gonzalez and the socialist faction of the Nationalists. In 1955, the Cisplatine intelligence agency; the National Intelligence Agency attempted to assassinate Che Guevara before departing for Cuba. The plot was foiled, and further provoked outrage from González and the Nationalists who demanded Garrison to resign. Garrison removed himself from the public sphere continuing to govern from the privacy of his personal residency. Garrison's popularity plummeted after deploying the Ventena National Guard to disband a student protest in Buenos Aires. During the confrontation, fourteen students were killed and sparked widespread demonstrations across the country. Garrison warned the public during a broadcasting that Soviet elements were deliberately attempting to subvert the national consensuses, pleading to the public to remain aware of the subversive ideology of communism. Prior to his exit from office, Garrison privatized several key government owned corporations, provoking speculation of corruption.
Guevara became a celebrate figure in Cisplatina after the attempted assassinated, promoting interest in communist ideology and increased support for González who's personal affinity for socialist policies was well known. Lucián González won an extremely close election against the Patriotic Union in 1956, securing a slim majority in the National Congress. González increased corporate, income and sales taxes, and attempted to nationalize several recently privatized corporation. Economic instability and international reluctance in his administration caused disruptions in the stock market, spiraling the nation into high unemployment and inflation. In 1958, he pushed for affirmative action measures to compensate Spanish and indigenous citizens for their lack of historical assistance from the federal government. The Nationalists passed the Adelanto de la ley española (Advancement of Spanish Act), overturning the established English requirement in public and government activities. University professors and teachers were removed, attempting to completely overhaul the education system within the country with Spanish being the sole median language. In 1960, mass demonstration in New Cumbria and Edessa provoked González to call a state of emergency, and suspended elections in the coastal provinces. Members of the Patriotic Union left the National Congress, demanding the González to resign. The National Congress continued without half of its members, and legislation was passed through to encourage an economic recovery. In 1962, land seizures began, redistributing parcels to disadvantaged citizens and the indigenous. in 1964, prior to the election, González feared that he would lose the election and promised radical mortgage relief through nationalizing the Cisplatine Financière (known in English as the Bank of Cisplatina) the largest bank within the country and arguably the world. It was controlled entirely by the founding members of the nation, nearly three hundred families with lineage from the Knights Hospitaller. Several members of the Nationalist Party came out in disagreement with González, along with most ranking officials from the Patriotic Union. Nearly seven months before the election, the National Congress abolished the constitutional term limits for the presidency, provoking further outrage from the conservative elements of the nation.
Prior to the deadline for the election, nearly four months beforehand, a United Provinces Army general of the name Raphael Salazar submitted his resignation as an officer and announced his candidacy. Formerly a registered member of the Patriotic Union, he left the party after disagreement with Garrison's privatization. He approached the public as a moderate social democrat, and stood in favor with the graces of the Catholic Church. Having been a decorated officer in World War II, he was a prime candidate to go against González. Callum Clarke of Xaviera was successful in securing the Patriotic Union's nomination. Debated began, with the first displaying such a flagellant partisan flare in favor of the Nationalists Clarke ultimately declined to engaged in future state debates. Salazar, who preferred to go as "Padre Raphael" was extremely successful in the debate, processing oratory skills that outmatched the flamboyant González. Described as stoic and gentle, Raphael conveyed a atmosphere of the modesty and humbleness in opposition to González's collegiate intellectualism. González attacked Salazar on his age in a gaffe that greatly diminished his prestige, stating "Why have your father when you can have your brother" which many took as a sexual innuendo. The election provided Salazar with a majority in the popular and electoral vote. González openly rejected the election, calling on his partisan supporters to take up arms. The Nationalists officially dismissed their previous leader from their ranks, and openly announced their support for Salazar.
- Main Article: Geography of the United Provinces.
Biodiversity, Flora & Fauna
The United Provinces was established in 1504 as the Dominion of the Southern Cross, a semi-autonomous region of both the Kingdom of Spain and Portugal and is regarded as the first European organized government within the Americas, with a level of autonomy not seen until the creations of the colonies in North America in the 17th and 18th centuries. Securing independence in 1804, the United Provinces is the world's second oldest surviving federation, second only to Canada, having maintained its federal system since the promulgation of its Constitution in 1846. The political structure of the Cisplatine government is defined as a federal presidential constitutional republic, although some elements of its constitution point towards the United Provinces as being a crowned republic as the Knights of the United Provinces's Knight Commander is given some ceremonial powers and duties. The President is elected through an electoral college, in which the plurality within the Provinces selects the delegation to elect the President. Within the National Congress, the Speaker is selected by members of the unicameral camber. The Cisplatine government was heavily influenced by both the Proclamation of the Dominion of the Southern Cross and the Constitution of the United States, a feature that has define the nation's character since its proclamation. As of 2019, the United Provinces ranked 30th on the Democracy Index and 63 on the Corruption Perceptions Index.
The United Provinces processes a two-party system, with members of the National Congress, governors and local provincial governments belonging to the either the Patriotic Front, or the Nationalist Party.
The Patriotic Front, commonly known as Patriotica, comprises the right-wing elements within the country, with its base being primarily composed of Portuguese speaking Hispanics. Historically, Patriotica was supportive of centralization, enforcing tariffs, and promoting industrialization. It previously held sizable support from labor unions, and was aggressive in expanding the government expenditure, and was instrumental in creating a federal income tax. Since the 1990s, the party has shifted away from its one-nation conservative tendencies, and has since supported more a more limited approach in government spending. It was the dominant party from the 1940s to the 2000s, holding a majority in the National Congress and a majority of provincial legislatures that encompassed a broad coalition with French and English speaking Catholics. The provinces of Edessa, Pereira and Oestia have continuously been the most supportive of the Patriotic Front, with minor support from the provinces of New Cumbria, New Pomerelia and Pamapa.
The Nationalists, known commonly as Nacionalista represent the left-wing factions of the nation, with wide support from the nations Spanish speaking Hispanics. Although language and regionalism play a large part in party identification, the parties have repeatedly switched positions, attempting to gain patronage from a wide variety of the nations diverse populace. Coastal cities, along with some interior cities are more likely to support the Patriotic Front, with the Nationalists garnering support from a mostly rural electorate.
|Province||Flag||Capital||Population (2010 census)||Seal/Coat of arms|
|Eternavera||125px||Santa Cruz de la Sierra||4,290,471||125px|
|New Pomerelia||St. Rybicki||9,109,280||125px|
|Pamapa||125px||Santa Fe de la Vera Cruz||8,091,198||125px|
|Nominal GDP||$5.16 trillion (Q1 2019)|
|Real GDP growth||-1.2% (2018, annualized)|
|CPI inflation||3.2% (Q1 2019)|
|Employment-to-population ratio||53.9% (December 2014)|
|Unemployment||12.2% (April 2019)|
|Labor force participation rate||58.6% (December 2014)|
|Total public debt||$6.08 trillion (117% of GDP) (Q1 2019)|
|Household net worth||$10.6 trillion (Q1 2019)|
The United Provinces has a capitalist mixed economy boasting the largest national economy in Latin America, and the sixth largest in the world with a GDP of $5.16 trillion. Its economy is fueled by a strong manufacturing sector along with it's abundance of natural resources. Considered a developing country, its level of industrialization and reliance on heavy industries has for the majority of its existence prevented it from escaping the middle income trap. Agriculture, mining and the service sectors also form a large share of the economy, employing a labor force around 160 million people. In international trade, it suffer from trade restrictions as protectionist policies dominates the political landscape of the country, it is the 27th largest importer, and the 25th largest exporter. Major export and import partners include Brazil, China, the European Union, Sierra, Brazoria and the United Commonwealth.
With a GDP per capita of $21,000, is ranks 62nd in the world, behind the Maldives and ahead of Mexico. In 2012 the GDP per capita peaked at $29,000, but with the improvement of the economies of the northern hemisphere, the economy along with wages sharply declined. Unemployment hit historical lows during the late 2000s, as low as 3.6% as the government spurred economic reforms that promoted better business practices and curbed bureaucracy. During the 2013-2014 recession, unemployment rates surged and has continued to spiral to rates as high as 12.2% in 2019. Regionally, unemployment rates varied significantly, with interior states experiencing levels around 15% while coastal provinces unemployment rates average around 5-6%, with New Cumbria having the lowest unemployment rate at 4.5%.
|Affiliation||% of Cisplatine population|
Modern music from Cisplatina utilizes several languages for musical composition, with English blending into the majority of music as the linguistic laws demands that citizens be fluent in English. Regional music has relatively remained the same, with popular music from English producers typically shifting to accommodate the changing musical tastes of the entire nation. In Pereira and Oestia, sertanejo, samba, bossa nova, pagode and Cisplatine gaucho music remain the dominant musical styles for the Portuguese speaking provinces, and have remained popular nationwide through English producers. Tango along with chacarera, chamamé originated in the Spanish speaking provinces of Ventena, Pamapa, Bethesda, Patama.
In the 1950s Cisplatine pop music gained popularity worldwide, competing with British and North American producers specifically with music originating from Sierra. While Sierran music targeted a more Pacific orientated audience, with its blend of Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Japanese characteristics, Cisplatine music targeted an Atlantic audiences with its heavy blend of French, Spanish and Portuguese. Under Salazar's regime the government mandated that popular music aired required to have at least one chorus in one of the other official languages of the nation. Although no longer part of the legal code, it has remained a signature part of Cisplatine music and is a recognizable characteristic in foreign markets. In the 1960s and 1970s sunshine pop originating from the Gold Coast heavily influenced Xaviera musicians, infusing funk, baroque and Andean folk to create the dominant form protest music for the Cisplatine left. Infused with a sense of saudade from the eastern provinces formed a unique musical form that has continued influenced the Xavieran genres. Xavieran vaporware, distinctive from Continental and Sierran vaporwave which focuses on music styles from the 1980s and 1990s, has been throughout the 2010's the center of Cisplatine cyberculture. In New Cumbria and Edessa, lo-fi gained widespread popularity and developed a substantial following among internet users during the late 2010s.
In the 1980s and 1990s, Cisplatine-Italians infused traditional forms of Spanish fandango, Portuguese samba and canzone napoletana creating the Cisplatine Cazone Samaba . With a unique style of a solo being accompanied with a responding chorus or assisting choral chorus. In the 2000s, its heavy utilization of internal rhyme and multisyllabic rhymes turned the genre into the popular musical style that rivaled that of hip hop and Contemporary R&B. Cazone Samaba was developed by Italians as a counter to the Xavieran genre of protest music, as Cisplatine-Italians have often formed the backbone of the Cisplatine military and remain the among the religious groups in the country. In the late 2010s it became popular among English producers who utilized it to convey conservative messages in opposition against Xavieran pop and rap scene, remaining central to the Cisplatine's right-wing counterculture.
Other popular music that has grown since the late 2000s and early 2010s includes electropop, alternative dance, indietronica, sythpop, indie pop, neo-psychedelia, art pop which in their Cisplatine forms are descendants of Xavieran genres. In Paraná and Paiagua, these styles have been developed to accommodate a Speanish speaking audience which has been developed into a unique contemporary subculture known as "Hispania Hispteria". Hispania Hispteria has developed a culture infusing English alternative lifestyles, promoting a worldview that espouses pacifism and environmentalism. It is popular across the world in Spanish speaking countries, and has created a market worth around $1.5 billion dollars.
Famouse Cisplatine singers include Sergio Mendes, Michel Teló, Luan Santana, Kaoma, Leopoldo Miguez, Alberto Nepomuceno, Antônio Carlos Jobim, Carlos Gardel, Astor Piazzolla, Gobbledygook, Funicula, James Day, Corey Cunningham. In the music industry three major companies hold nearly 70% of all titles; Ritmo, Harmonía and Rhode Records.