|8, -47.098, 141.833|
|State of Bas-Chanceux|
État de Bas-Chanceux
"Maîtres chez nous"
Masters of our own home
Les gens de mon pays
The people of the country
|Constituent state of||Federal States|
and largest city
|Official languages||Franquese, Ingerish|
|• Governor of Bas-Chanceux||Bianca Vigneault|
|• Lieutenant-Governor||Eliot Malenfant|
|Legislature||Legislative Assembly of Bas-Chanceux|
|• Upper house||Senate|
|• Lower house||House of Representatives|
|• Total||23763.49 km2|
9175.13 sq mi
|• Estimate (2015)||TBC|
|• Per capita||TBD|
|• Per capita||TBD|
Bas-Chanceux is the southernmost state in the Federal States of Archanta, sharing a state border with (TBC) to its north. It shares international borders with Triaquia to the west, (TBC) to the northwest, (TBC) to the northeast, and (TBC) to the east.
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 (TBC), 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.
- 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
main Francophone economic engine in the FSA
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|
|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|
|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||1892.3||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-Vincent County||Baton Blanc||1147.9||121,234|
|Tonnelier County||Beaugendre||1441.3||432,428||Capital formerly Saint-Armand until 2001|
|States||Aidlenaide · Aperia · Astrantia · Bas-Chanceux · Boscainifornio · Cosperica · Culpepper · Fermont · Insumah · Makaska · Mennowa · Minnonigan · Natrinia · Newlynn · New Carnaby · Oakhill · Oakley · Oronotia · Osaquoya · Passamaqueets · Penquisset · Panasig · Seneppi · Sierra · Tauhon · Tulpanen · Walkegan · Whitestone|
|Federal district||Capital District|