Bas-Chanceux

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State of Bas-Chanceux
État de Bas-Chanceux
Bas-Chanceux
Flag of Bas-Chanceux85px
FlagState Seal
Motto:
"Maîtres chez nous"
Masters of our own home
Anthem:
Les gens de mon pays
The people of the country
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Constituent state ofFlag of the FSA.svg Federal States
Capital
and largest city
Saint-Armand
Official languagesFranquese, Ingerish
GovernmentParliamentary republic
 • Governor of Bas-ChanceuxBianca Vigneault
 • Lieutenant-GovernorEliot Malenfant
LegislatureLegislative Assembly of Bas-Chanceux
 • Upper houseSenate
 • Lower houseHouse of Representatives
Area
 • Total23763.49 km2
9175.13 sq mi
Population
 • Estimate (2015)TBC
GDP (PPP)TBD
 • TotalTBD
 • Per capitaTBD
GDP (nominal)2015
 • TotalTBD
 • Per capitaTBD
HDI (2015)0.915
very high

Bas-Chanceux is the southernmost state in the Federal States of Archanta, sharing a state border with Sakardia to its north. It shares international borders with Triaquia to the west, Castellán del Sur to the northwest, Kovania to the northeast, and Duncanheim to the east, and sea borders with the Bay of Forrintia to the south.

Etymology

The name Chanceux derives from the Franquese word for "fortunate." It was believed that when explorer Darius Constantineau arrived in the estuary near present-day Saint-Armand, his ship was running low on supplies after being blown off course en route home to (TBC). After resupplying in present-day Lemelin, he placed a cross to mark the claim of (TBC).

Over the following centuries, the region named Chanceux expanded, to such a degree that the term, Bas-Chanceux was created, or "lower Chanceux" to distinguish it from what was called Haut-Chanceux (Upper Chanceux) in present-day Sakardia, although they were unofficial subdivisions.

When it was annexed by Ingerland (shortly before the independence war), the region was formally divided, with the Ingerish giving the area the name of Lower Chanceux. This Ingerish translation was officially used until 1968 when the state changed its name to Bas-Chanceux from Lower Chanceux in Ingerish.

History

  • Franquese colonization by Triaquia from 1500s-1750s/1760s
  • Ingerish rule from 1750s/1760s-1760s/1770s, depends on when the FSA gains independence
  • Joins the FSA war for independence, chooses to join FSA as they feel that they would be "stronger together"
  • For most of the early 1800s, it is pretty isolated as the only way to really get to Bas-Chanceux is by boat, is pretty conservative
  • In 1850s-1860s, railways allows Anglophones to move in large numbers to the north and to Saint-Armand and its environs, Anglophones become the main economic driver
  • Until the late-1940s/mid-1950s, the state is so conservative that almost nothing was open on Sundays, women would only be allowed to vote when the feds passed a constitutional amendment to vote, and divorce would be at best, very difficult and time-consuming to get, and in much of the state, it was said that save for some things like cars, someone from the 1700s can return to those parts of the states and find little had changed
    • State government pretty much delegates most of its functions to the not!Catholic Church, and to Anglophone bodies, such as education, welfare, and healthcare
  • From the late-1940s to the early 1970s, rapid economic growth, establishment of the welfare state, and the church falls in influence
    • Controversial program of having Francophones on welfare get more benefits if they move to northern Anglophone counties
  • From then to the early 1990s, the Parti Chanceux becomes a major force in state politics, tries to crack down on Ingerish and make Franquese the sole language used in the state, perhaps in the late 1980s, there would have been an independence referendum that fails by a couple hundred votes
  • In early 1990s, the People's Democratic Party reduces and ends some programs, such as that controversial program, due to a desire to cut down on costs and what not, but Ingerish starts being tolerated again, mostly due to a bunch of court cases which summed up are "ppl have a right to use their own language, don't take away their signs and what not"
  • I suppose here we are

Geography

Economy

main Francophone economic engine in the FSA

Politics

Administrative divisions

Bas-Chanceux is divided into (tbc) counties (Franquese: comtés), and two metropolitan counties (Franquese: comtés métropolitains). The primary difference between counties and metropolitan counties is the existence of unincorporated areas in counties, while metropolitan counties have their entire area included as part of a municipality.

County name County seat Area (km2) Population Notes
Capital County Viger 208.6 25,813 Originally called Capital District until 1871, was briefly home to the capital of Bas-Chanceux from 1834 to 1836
Chauveau County Nord-Allemand 1320.9 42,966
Constantineau County Île de Chaufourier 613.7 22,204 Capital was Champlain until 1973 when it merged into Saint-Armand, then Saint-Armand until 2001
Dintchik County Tchitra 740.3 13,363
Elswick County Fort Elswick 1035.5 354,595
Lower Lakes County Deux-Plages 584.8 67,134 Separated from Lakes County in 1881
Upper Lakes County Chamberland 582.9 33,782 Separated from Lakes County in 1881
Rocailleuse County Larade 1915.8 87,736 Formerly Eastern Region until 1897, divided into Rocailleuse County and Nahan County until 2001
Saint-Armand Metropolitan County Saint-Armand 180.1 1,056,267 Capital of Bas-Chanceux, was from 2001 to 2006 a city-county (Franquese: cité-comté)
Saint-Jean County Lemur 682.6 430,248
Saint-Vincent County Baton Blanc 1147.9 121,234
Tonnelier County Beaugendre 1441.3 432,428 Capital formerly Saint-Armand until 2001

Culture

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