In the wake of the earthquake, I was doing some research on Chile. Here is wiki article: http://ib.frath.net/w/Chile which however conflicts with this page http://ib.frath.net/w/South_America as to the name of the country, which the latter lists as "República Popular de Chile" (i.e. Peeople's Republic of Chile). As far as I can tell, Chile evidently achieved independence sometime in the 19th century. In 2007 Chile tried to mediate a peaceful solution to what became the Second Patagonian War. And Chilean forces in 2008 held several suspects along with Henua, the so-called "Orango Eight." (Chile's history seems entwined with that of Henua in some ways). Chilean security forces are contracted via Henua's Interpol office. There was a Chilean research station in Antarctica, but that was destroyed. Unlike *here* Chile did not "colonize" Easter Island. Chile did abolish slavery in 1823. There is still a feeling in Chile that Castile is the Mother Fatherland (Madre Patria).
Some quotes from posts regarding IB's history:
- Carlos had quite managed to control the uprisings in Peru and Venezuela before Mexico, but as the war against rebellious Mexico increased from 1822 to 1828, the independentist movements in Peru, Venezuela and Chile increased.
- A new constitution in Castilla, remove most power from the king in 1835, and the Courts (Parliament) removed Camacho. Week centralized leadership from Spain, give and opportunity to the rebels in Venezuela to seize power and they captured Caracas back in 1836, and signed their independence in 1838. Similar dates followed the Peruvian aristocracy and the Liberals in Chile.
- Republic of Chile: former Castilian colony, is a presidentialist republic ruled by a dictator in 1900.
- What today is the Republic of Chile, seceded from Spain in 1809, however was conquered back in 1813. Freed from Silverriverian general San Martin in 1821, Chile's claims over the Southern fiords and the Chiloe island, where dropped by 1835 when the de-facto rule of the PU and Spain were accepted. As Chile evolved into an stable democracy by the middle of the 20th century the socialist reforms of 1972 had made Chile an example of an equalitarian society. Her capital is Santiago. Chile joined the Andean Pact in 1982.
Chlewy doesn't seem to have been active for awhile, although technically this is his domain. Zahir 16:43, 28 February 2010 (UTC)
- If you look at this page's history, it was written by a very occasional contributor who came by back when this was an open wiki. He introduced himself at Lla Dafern but didn't get much of a response, and he copied this page from Wikipedia and began to make some superficial changes (like changing "Irish" to "Armorican"). The few changes he did make to the WP article should inasmuch as possible be kept. As for Henua, the connection to Chile mostly emerged in modern times simply because Chile is the closest large nation. This means that when Henua needs international police or rescue workers, 9 times out of 10 they're coming from Chile, and a few nations' diplomats in Chile are authorized to handle their nations' affairs with Henua, should anything ever come up. Benkarnell 04:24, 1 March 2010 (UTC)
- I just noticed something else that's interesting: Carlos' post says that Chile relinquished control of Chiloe Island, but Carlos' map shows it as part of Chile. Benkarnell 14:12, 19 October 2010 (UTC)
- Actually, Zahir, where did that last post (yuor last bullet point) come from? I can't find it anywhere. Benkarnell 06:02, 26 October 2010 (UTC)