|The Armed Republic of North Transvaal|
|Motto:||"For God and my Country"|
|National Anthem:||"The Call"|
|Official Languages:||Afrikaans, English, and African|
|President:||Martin van Staden|
|Vice President:||Jacob Mbeki|
|Ruling Party:||United Independant Congress|
|Time Zone:||GMT +2|
North Transvaal (official name, The Armed Republic of North Transvaal) is a country in Southern Africa. With its capital in Johannesburg. President Martin van Staden rules this nation with an iron fist with Jacob Mbeki at his right hand.
- Transvaal (old Country)
- North Transvaal (new Country)
- Republic (old Country)
- Armed Republic (new Country)
Before the Republic of Transvaal
The Republic of South Africa was destroyed during the First South African War. The war was a result of a political disagreement between Neo-Macedonia (the earliest incarnation of the Holy Catholic Commonwealth) and the South African Republic. The South African Republic was using slave labor and Neo-Macedonia publicly condemned the country for this.
A war ensued, Neo-Macedonia called in anyone who would ally with them and eventually the allies defeated South Africa. South Africa was then divided as per the agreement at a peace conference. It then slowly began to rebuild itself. After this was of course the Revolutionary era which then lead to the Second South African War. This war would see the rise of the South African Empire as well as Neo-Macedonia securing for itself some territory within South Africa. This war resulted in the rise of the South African Empire which converted to Genesian Catholicism or Roman Catholicism. Neo-Macedonia also a recently converted nation to Catholicism at the time had peace talks with South Africa and the old rivalry was eventually out away and the two nations became allies.
However, eventually the South African Empire saw the rise of the Zululand people who wished to leave the Catholic Church. That is where we get to last South African war known as The Schism War. This was the final incarnation of South Africa as a result of the war, to be known as The Solomonid Empire of South Africa. Although originally ran as a schismatic Empire, under its last Emperor it again reconciled its difference with the Genesian or Roman Catholic Church and once again bowed to power of the Pope. In the end the Empire would collapse and after much decision made by the nobility of the now Holy Catholic Commonwealth, it was decided that they would conquer the lands of its old ally and bring its Catholics back into the church of Genesis.
Origin of the North Transvaal
The Armed Republic of North Transvaal formed out of the Solomonid Empire of South Africa. Transvaal was the de-facto name of the region under the Limpopo River to the North, and above the Vaal River to the South. The early people living in that region were of course the Blacks (which came in many tribes, incl. Shoto, Zulu, Venda, ect.), who would play a major role in the formation of the Armed Republic. In those days, in the Transvaal region, the Blacks, and those who were not white, were part of a huge lower-class, these people were disadvantaged, the Whites, who were of the upper-class, had the highest standards in the region (little is known on how the rest of the Solomonid Empire), and probably one of the highest in the continent.
Apartheid was also executed in that region, Blacks and other-coloreds had to live apart from the White population and due to poor literacy with the Blacks, and it just went more backwards. This of course made the Blacks angry. In the late 1800’s, the Blacks threatened the government with rebellion. The Solomonid government knew that the Blacks were/are more numerous, and they, the Solomonid Empire would loose if rebellion had came. The Solomonid government granted semi-independence to the region of Transvaal after a congress vote. The Solomonid government assigned a political party to the Transvaal, the National Party to ensure that apartheid stays in effect, and they would act as a representative of the Empire. This was in 1908.
In 1910, a group of anti-apartheid activists founded an organization/political party, the United Independent Congress, which would later become the North Transvaal’s governing party. The UIC saw apartheid as a crime against humanity, and therefore opposed the NP. These two parties were huge rivals, constantly sabotaging and raiding each other’s facilities. The Transvaal was at that time still a dominion (no not ‘’that’’ Dominion) of the Solomonid Empire. The Solomonid Empire, and the Holy Catholic Commonwealth, a neighboring country, experienced many battles in their long-term wars, and in later years, the HCC invaded the Solomonids, the war went on for years, both sides had huge loses. But however fate was in favor of the HCC and they conquered and destroyed the Solomonid Empire. The government of the HCC decided to keep the Transvaal as a dominion of the HCC and to continue retrieving recourses from it. The Transvaal was rich in gold, in the area around Johannesburg. The Holy Catholic Commonwealth was later renamed to the Holy Catholic Hegemony.
Years past, the NP and UIC still attacked and raided each other, still sabotaging one another’s facilities all over the region. The NP, by order of the government of the Holy Catholic Hegemony, was ‘elected’ as the governing party. And finally, the HCH collapsed, and the region of Transvaal was left only with the government of the National Party. Many Whites flocked to the Transvaal knowing that the NP was there, and that they were pro-white, apartheid was still in effect. The Blacks however were now just more enraged, along with many whites who had been against apartheid. The most of them then joined (the then banned) United Independent Congress. For years the National Party ruled the Republic of Transvaal, and Martin van Staden, the UIC president, was thrown into prison on sabotage charges. Ten years later, in 1990, he was released. What also happened in 1990 was, the NP had voted to remove apartheid, because the chances of a civil war had become too large. The government made the country a democracy, and in that sence, de-elected itself. The 1994 elections came, President Pieter Martinus van Staden was elected President, and later the President and congress had a vote which was to declare dictatorship, or not. The decision was made, the people approved, knowing Martin van Staden was the best and able leader to lead them. Dictatorship was declared in the fear that the growing white population might want apartheid re-instated again. In this new country everyone is equal, everyone is happy, and everyone listens. And on 25 December, Christmas day, the Republic of Transvaal became the Armed Republic of North Transvaal.
Before the Transvaal, the Solomonid Empire knew the Blacks in the region of Transvaal were not happy under their rule, and implemented apartheid, hoping to keep the White population safe from ant dangers that lay with the Blacks. When the Nationalist Government came into power, under order of the Holy Catholic Commonwealth they systematized existing segregationist laws, classifying all peoples into three races, developing rights and limitations for each, such as pass laws and residential restrictions, thereby intensifying apartheid. The White minority controlled the vastly larger Black majority. The system of segregation is known as apartheid.
Not surprisingly, this segregation meant that whites controlled the wealth generated during rapid industrialization of the 1950s, '60s, and '70s. While the White minority enjoyed the highest standard of living in all of the, often comparable to First World western nations, the Black majority remained disadvantaged by almost every standard, including income, education, housing, and life expectancy.
Apartheid became increasingly controversial, leading to widespread international sanctions, divestment and growing unrest and oppression within the Transvaal. A long period of harsh suppression by the government, and at times violent resistance, strikes, marches, protests, and sabotage by bombing and other means, by various anti-apartheid movements, most notably the United Independent Congress (UIC), followed.
In the late 1970s, the Transvaal began a programme of nuclear weapons development. In the following decade, it produced six deliverable nuclear weapons.
In 1990 the National Party government took the first step towards dismantling discrimination when it lifted the ban on the United Independent Congress and other political organisations. It released Martin van Staden from prison after ten years' incarceration on a sabotage sentence. A negotiation process known as the Convention for a Equal Transvaal was started. The government repealed apartheid legislation. The Transvaal destroyed its nuclear arsenal and acceded to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. The Transvaal held its first (and last) multi-racial elections in 1994, which the UIC won by an overwhelming majority. It has been in power ever since, and had made the country a dictatorship. The country, the Republic of Transvaal, became the Armed Republic of North Transvaal.
In post-apartheid North Transvaal everything is looking up, everyone is begin treated equally and fair. North Transvaal has started a new nuclear weapons project and now has 15 nuke's in its arsenal.
The Armed Republic of North Transvaal is a constitutional dictatorship with a three-tier system of government and an independent judiciary, operating in a nearly unique system that combines aspects of parlimentary and presidential systems. Legislative authority is held by the Parliament of North Transvaal. Executive authority is vested in the President of North Transvaal, who is head of state and head of government, and his Cabinet. North Transvaal's government differs greatly from those of other nations. The national, provincial and local levels of government all have legislative and executive authority in their own spheres, and are defined in the North Transvaal Constitution as "distinctive, interdependent and interrelated".
Operating at both national and provincial levels are advisory bodies drawn from North Transvaal's traditional leaders. It is a stated intention in the Constitution that the country be run on a system of co-operative governance.
The government is undertaken by three inter-connected arms of government:
- Legislature: The National Assembly and the National Council of Provinces
- Executive: The President, who is both Head of State and Head of Government
- Judiciary: The Constitutional Court, the Supreme Court of Appeal, and the High Court
All bodies of the North Transvaal government are subject to the rule of the Constitution, which is the supreme law in North Transvaal.
Main Article(s): Cabinet of North Transvaal
- President of North Transvaal: Martin van Staden
- Vice-President of North Transvaal: Jacob Mbeki
- Minister of Agriculture: Tommy Xingwing
- Minister of Arts and Culture: Pablo Tigris
- Minister of Education: Angelica Motshekga
- Minister of Communications: Paul Tshabala
- Minister of Correctional Services: Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula
- Minister of Defense: Francois Spawn
- Minister of Economic Development: Gwen Heywood
- Minister of Minerals and Energy: Peter Doormatmen
- Minister of Finance: Teresa Genderson
- Minister of Health: Aron Motsoal
- Minister of Higher Education and Training: Gerhard Verwoerd
- Minister of Home Affairs: Nkosazana Zuma
- Minister of Human Settlements: Yin-Fat
- Minister of Foreign Affairs: Abraham Koetse
- Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development: Andries Cobalt
- Minister of Labour: Membath Ladlana
- Minister of Mining: Sandra Britz
- Minister of Safety and Security: Also Francois Spawn
- Minister of Public Enterprises: Barbara Hellgun
- Minister of Public Service and Administration: Roy Philly
- Minister of Public Works: George Off
- Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform: Gugile Phaahla
- Minister of Science and Technology: Naledi Panda
- Minister of Social Development: Elna Olivier
- Minister of Sport and Recreation: Stofile Fert
- Minister of Tourism: Schalk Marth
- Minister of Trade and Industry: Robert Richard
- Minister of Transport: S'bu Zulu
- Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs: Sonja Olivier
Main Article(s): The Call
Ringing out from our blue heavens,
From our deep seas breaking round,
Over everlasting mountains,
Where the echoing crags resound,
From our plains where creaking wagons,
Cut their trails into the earth,
Calls the spirit of our country,
Of the land that gave us birth.
At thy call we shall not falter,
Firm and steadfast we shall stand,
At thy will to live or perish,
O North Transvaal, dear land!
Main Article(s): North Transvaal Police Department
The North Transvaal Police Department (NTPD) is the national police service of the Armed Republic of North Transvaal. The TP (Transvaal Police) was renamed the North Transvaal Police Department (NTPD). In keeping with these symbolic reforms. The new minister of safety and security, Sydney Gelopa, obtained police training assistance from Europe, and proclaimed that racial tolerance and human rights would be central to police training programs in the future. By the end of 1995, the NTPD had incorporated the ten police agencies from the former homelands (part of apartheid) and had reorganized at both the national level and at the level of North Transvaal's seven new provinces.
Since the end of apartheid, the North Transvaal foreign policy has focused on its African partners. North Transvaal has played a key role as a mediator in African conflicts over the last decade. After apartheid ended, North Transvaal was readmitted to the World Assembly. North Trasnvaal is currently a non-permanent member of the World Assembly Security Council. North Trasnvaal is a member of the Group of 77 and chaired the organisation in 2006.
Main Article(s): National Space Agency of North Transvaal
The National Space Agency of North Transvaal (NSANT) is an agency of the North Transvaal government, responsible for the nation's public space program. NSANT was established by the National Aeronautics and Space Act of Transvaal on July 29, 1958 from its predecessor, the Transvaal Space Agency (TSA). NSANT has led North Transvaal efforts for space exploration ever since, resulting in the "Irene" missions to the Moon (NWR's moon), the Spacelab space station, and later the Space Shuttle. Currently NSANT is developing new Queen I and IV launch vehicles.
In addition to the space program, it is also responsible for long-term civilian and military aerospace research. NSANT Science is focused on better understanding Earth (NWR) itself through the Earth Observing System, advancing heliophysics through the efforts of the Science Mission Directorate's Heliophysics Research Program, exploring bodies throughout the Solar System with advanced robotic missions such as New Hopes, and researching astrophysics topics, such as the Big Bang, through the Great Observatories and associated programs. Since February 2006 NSANT's self-described mission statement is to "pioneer the future in space exploration, scientific discovery, and aeronautics research."
North Transvaal National Defense Force
The North Transvaal National Defense Force (NTNDF) is the name of the armed forces of North Transvaal. The military as it exists today was created in 1994, following North Transvaal's first (and last) post-apartheid national elections and the adoption of a new constitution. It replaced the Transvaal Defense Force (TDF), and included personnel and equipment from the TDF and the former homelands forces, as well as personnel from the former guerrilla forces of some of the political parties involved in North Transvaal, such as the United Independent Congress' Umkhonto we Sizwe, the Pan Africanist Congress' APLA and the Self-Protection Units of the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP). The NTNDF is subdivided into four branches, the Army, the Air Force, and the Military Health Service.
As of 2004, the integration process was considered complete, with the integrated personnel having been incorporated into a slightly modified structure very similar to that of the TDF, with the latter's structure and equipment for the most part being retained.
The North Transvaal Civil War
Several officials from both the National Party and Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging (English: Afrikaner Resistance Movement) had met at an unspecified location near Kimberly, North Transvaal, where they had made their final plans, and briefed their troops. This had been the conclusion of almost six years' planning, to overthrow the government, and give the Boer South Africans their "volkstad" back. Their main target was to eliminate large numbers of Africans (Blacks) and colored indivduals.
Early in the morning Sunday, November 2009, several Boer troops came flying out of vans and trucks in front of the Republican Buildings in Centurion, Rocket Propelled Granade's flew into the center of the building where the security post was located. The men stormed into the building, eliminated what security was left, and rounded up the personnel, they were taken outside. They executed all the black and colored staff, and tied up the whites. The insurgents remained there, they had taken control of the government's seat. News traveled fast to the local police office, but before any law enforcer could respond, an explosive went off in front of the police HG in Centurion. 30 police en and women were killed, hundereds were injured.
All over the city of Centurion explosions could be heard, gunfire flying into groups of black people. Screaming could be heard even outside the city limits. Smoke filled the air, the police and other local law enforcers were drasticly failing to secure the city. The Second African Legion (North Transvaal National Guard) became aware of the situation fifteen minutes after the attacks had begun, due to lack of communications, the National Party and AWB troops had taken out all large uses of communication.
Lt. Gen. Gustav Briconda, of the Second African Legion dispatched 4th battalion of the 3rd Army to secure national interest like the Republican Buildings. But the NP and AWB were too well dug in, 4th battalion was instantly pinned down two blocks away from the target.
At the time, President Martin van Staden and Vice-President Jacob Mbeki, were in the Holy Catholic Commonwealth capital of Acropolis, taking a much deserved break from the managing and directing of troops in the Kalahari War, which had ended a few weeks before. The night of the attacks, the President, Vice-President, and their families were taken to a bunker at an unspecified location to the South of Kimberly. There, government was re-establised.
War still raging on
The war had been raging for near to six months. When the North Transvaal government had finally asked for military assistance from its neighbors, several thousand foreign troops poured into the country, assisting North Transvaal troops.
War still in progress...
North Transvaal lay between the Indian Ocean in the south, and the Limpopo Rivier in the north, roughly between 22 1/2 and 27 1/2 S, and 25 and 32 E. To its south it borderes with the Indian Ocean, and to its west is the Catholic Commonwealth, and to its east is the Ulganian Federation.
Several Bantustans were entirely inside the North Transvaal: Venda, KwaNdebele, Gazankulu, KaNgwane and Lebowa. Parts of Bophuthatswana were also in the North Transvaal.
Within the North Transvaal lies the Waterberg Massif, a prominent ancient geological feature of the North Transvaal landscape.
Cities in the North Transvaal:
North Transvaal has seven states/provinces. They are Gauteng, Limpopo, East Transvaal, South Transvaal, Orange Free-State, New Natal and the North West.
Gauteng is the capital region. With Johannesburg and Centurion within.
|The Armed Republic of North Transvaal|
|Main Article: North Transvaal|
|People: The President • Gabriel Borien|
|Military: North Transvaal Department of Defense • North Transvaal National Defense Force|
|Politics: UIC • NP|
|National Symbols: Constitution • Currency • National Anthem|
|Cities: Johannesburg • Vereeniging • Bloemfontein • Centurion|
|Media: Media in North Transvaal|
|Government Agencies: Central Intelligence Bureau •|
|Misc: African Continent • NSANT • Embassies|