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Whites Holler is a nation located in Appalachia and part of [[Region/Sjurdland|Sjurdland]] with a 2040 estimated population of 3,100,000, up from 1,500,000 in 2037. The first and current President of the Armed Republic of Whites Holler and Greater Appalachia is Winston T. Carleton. Adhering to strict Christian Identity, the nation is among the worlds most religious nations. Industry, including coal mining and steel production, carries the economy which is considered to be healthy and growing fast. Access to the nation, even from residents of Sjurdland allies is extremely difficult. Particular merit and skill-based immigration occur after a DNA test.  
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The '''Appalachian Republic and the Settlement of Whites Holler''', commonly known as '''Appalachia''', sometimes as '''Whites Holler''' and '''the Holler''', is a federal republic comprising of six states located mostly in the Appalachian region of Continental America spanning from Lake Erie, New York in the North and down to Alabama, Georgia, and South Carolina in the South. It is bordered by [[Isabelle Plantations]] to its north, [[Haakonsson]] to its east, Mahnesape to its southeast, and Mink Shoals, an Appalachian Protectorate, to its south. Various unorganized and rebel territories are nearby its massive western border which no recognized nation is along. The Appalachian Republic originally consisted of the boundary of its original life, the State of West Virginia. Following The Great War, the Settlement of Whites Holler was established in Hinton which would become the Armed Republic of Whites Holler in 2035 before expanding in 2040 to become a powerhouse in Sjurdland. It is the 4th largest nation by area and the 5th largest by population in the region. Its capital city is Charleston and its largest city is Pittsburgh.  
  
Slavery, as chartered in the Appalachian Constitution permits slavery for agriculture but not for industrial nor commercial work. There are an estimated 64,000 slaves in the nation. A poll conducted with 20,000 slaves showed 88% to be Black or Black-mixed, 6% to be Latin or Hispanic, 3% to be White, and 2% to be of Indian or Asian descent.  
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Its unique borders and positioning make it the nation in the most regions of Continental America; the Great Lakes, Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, South, Upland South, Midwest, Appalachia, Deep South, and Piedmont. Once home to the largest proportion of coal mining in the world, the nation has diversified following The Great War. After the [[BlackHawk Mining Massacre]] and the Liberal Riots of 2034, Appalachia moved away from coal mining and is now Sjurdland's leader in the beverage industry. Iconic brands Moxie, Nehi, Big Red, and Polar are all produced in the nation and are exported globally. Small-scale mining operations do exist across the nation with many being run by the Church of Appalachia providing the mined coal to people in poverty such as [[Holler Folk]].  
  
Charleston is the historical capital of West Virginia, one of two Capital Cities chartered by Sjurd, and the largest city in the nation.  and remains an important city in Whites Holler today. Charleston is estimated to have a population of 97,000 as of 2040. Spencer is the current capital of Whites Holler but a new city will be nominated by 2041.
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==History==
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In 2040 Whites Holler took control of large tracts of land to the west of the Ohio River as part of the ''Ohio River Conflict''. A large area south of Columbus (Ohio) became Whites Holler. This included the strategic and important cities of Chillicothe, Circleville, Athens, Steubenville, Gallipolis all of Ohio as well as Ashland and Pikeville of Kentucky.
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The [[Mountaineer Party]], a far right-wing party, maintains control of the government at all levels. The second-largest party is the [[TradApp Party]], an extreme left-wing party with around 1,432 members and based in Greenville. The Libertarian Party of Appalachia is based in Weirton has been expanding largely due to the increase in retail independence.
  
Whites Holler is the only nation in Sjurdland that decriminalized possession of Marijuana. The measure passed by popular vote of the public (64% yay to 36% nay). The bill allowed for the decriminalization of less than 1oz of Marijuana and also banned opioids as a prescription medicine. Since 2037, the rate of opioid overdose as dropped by 89%.
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===Military and Foreign Relations===
  
The culture of Whites Holler is based largely in traditional Appalachian culture. Bluegrass, country and Gospel are the most common genres of music. However, there is a sizable "alternative" community of many hardcore, punk, emo, and metal bands and fans, collectively referred to as "Christiancore " or "Jesuscore". President Carleton himself is the vocalist of Christian-hardcore band Naproxen and the post-grunge band Nightwept.
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The [[Appalachian Armed Forces]] is made up of the Army, Navy, Special Forces, and the [[Mountaineer Armed Militia]]. Conscription is mandatory for all male citizens for a 1-year contract and who are allowed to enlist in any Force with the exception of the Militia and must sign their Armed Forces Contract by their 18th birthday though not prior to their 17th birthday. It's defense forces are ranked in the upper half of nations in Sjurdland. It ranks above [[Isabelle Plantations]] and below [[Iraeseerhok]]. Its Appalachian Protectorate of Mink Shoals boasts one of the largest in Sjurdland and is a world military power which when combined becomes one of the strongest armies.  
  
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Appalachia is the foremost ally of Isabelle Plantations and also maintains ''Articles of Mutual Benefits'' with Novos Azores, Ros Muc, Mink Shoals, and Haakonsson. It maintains beneficial agreements with Korgistan, who has no declared allies, while also maintaining trade agreements with Aaiz, the New American Homeland, and the Latter-Day Mormons. [[Eunalpi]] has expressed a desire to work with the government of Appalachia.
  
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Appalachia and its protectorate Mink Shoals have long been at war with [[Mahnesape]] in an attempt to regain control of Carrollton and the greater micropolitan area which is the recognized capital of Mink Shoals.
  
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Hostilities with Explorers from [[Quebec Ouest]] on New Frontier have increased tensions between the two nations with Appalachia and Mink Shoals denouncing President Fournier of Quebec Ouest. Fournier, widely accepted to be a vicious dictator, has stated he wants to gain control of Appalachia as well as all of East Sjurdland.
  
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Formerly dependent on coal mining and heavy industry, Appalachia has come a global exporter of beverages and enjoys a robust retail sector, both of which it ranks by far the highest in Sjurdland. It's numerous shopping centers and outlet stores near the borders of neighboring nations along the Sjurdland International Highway System provide a giant source of tax revenue to the government.
  
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[[File:Charlestonfallfoliage.jpg|thumb|left|300px|Capital city of Charleston and the Mighty Kanawha River]]
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[[File:Charlestonfallfoliage.jpg|thumb|left|300px|Sjurdland Capital in Charleston and the Great Kanawha River]]
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Current population estimates are around 3,100,000 which is an increase of 1,500,000 in the last 7 years. With the industrial and manufacturing industry booming, it is predicted that the population will continue to make large gains over the coming years. With the rugged Appalachian Mountains comprising the entirety of the nation, most of the large communities are located in valleys along large rivers such as the Ohio River, Kanawha River, and the New River. Up the numerous hollows scattered in the nation, are rural communities that largely maintain traditional Appalachian culture. Many of these small communities have been growing as the economy has positively effected the area.
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Charleston, Martinsburg, and Chillicothe are currently the fastest growing cities in the nation.
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Huntington, once a good sized city has been converted mostly into a large port with mostly industry dominating the landscape. Those who remain are largely poor and have an addiction to drugs. Downtown is mostly abandoned with one area being revitalized as Robert E. Lee National University at Marshall has been gentrifying the area surrounding the college. Huntington's mayor, Michelle Meadows won the 2041 Mayoral Election as an open Socialist and has called on residents to rise up and fight again the government. Meadows is considered to only left wing elected official in the nation.
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[[File:Wheelingwv1.jpg|thumb|right|300px|City of Wheeling]]
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The Appalachian Republic and the Settlement of Whites Holler, commonly called "Appalachia" and "Whites Holler" is a federal republic comprising of six states located mostly in the Appalachian region of Continental America spanning from Lake Erie, New York in the North and down to Alabama, Georgia, and South Carolina in the South. It is bordered by [[Isabelle Plantations]] to its north, [[Haakonsson]] to its east, Mahnesape to its southeast, and Mink Shoals, an Appalachian Protectorate, to its south. Various unorganized and rebel territories are nearby its massive western border which no recognized nation is along. The Appalachian Republic originally consisted of the boundary of its original life, the State of West Virginia. Following The Great War, the Settlement of Whites Holler was established in Hinton which would become the Armed Republic of Whites Holler in 2035 before expanding in 2040 to become a powerhouse in Sjurdland. It is the 4th largest nation by area and the 5th largest by population in the region. Its capital city is Charleston and its largest city is Pittsburgh.
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Its unique borders and positioning make it the nation in the most regions of Continental America; the Great Lakes, Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, South, Upland South, Midwest, Appalachia, Deep South, and Piedmont. Once home to the largest proportion of coal mining in the world, the nation has diversified following The Great War. After the [[BlackHawk Mining Massacre]] and the Liberal Riots of 2034, Appalachia moved away from coal mining and is now Sjurdland's leader in the beverage industry. Iconic brands Moxie, Nehi, Big Red, and Polar are all produced in the nation and are exported globally. Small-scale mining operations do exist across the nation with many being run by the Church of Appalachia providing the mined coal to people in poverty such as [[Holler Folks]].
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Appalachia opposed the [[Christian Identity Movement]] that swept most of Sjurdland during the end and in the aftermath of The Great War. The Church of Appalachia was formed by Kel McCormack in 2034 in rural Roane County. Now the largest denomination in Appalachia, the church is based in downtown Hinton- a growing tourist city. The denomonation follows a mix of Holiness, Wesleyan, Evangelical, and a belief in the coming End Times.  
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Appalachia opposed the [[Christian Identity Movement]] that swept most of Sjurdland during the end and in the aftermath of The Great War. The Church of Appalachia was formed by Kel McCormack in 2034 in rural Roane County. Now the largest denomination in Appalachia, the church is based in downtown Hinton- a growing tourist city. The denomination follows a mix of Holiness, Wesleyan, Evangelical, and a belief in the coming End Times.  
  
 
Christian Identity does have a following in Appalachia, specifically in Martinsburg where 65% follow the denomination. The church is headed by the Loyalist Sjurdland Knights of the Ku Klux Klan and its leader is Pastor Jim Hanes.  
 
Christian Identity does have a following in Appalachia, specifically in Martinsburg where 65% follow the denomination. The church is headed by the Loyalist Sjurdland Knights of the Ku Klux Klan and its leader is Pastor Jim Hanes.  
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[[File:Wheelingwv1.jpg|thumb|right|300px|City of Wheeling]]
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The culture of Whites Holler is based largely on traditional Appalachian culture. Appalachian Folk and Old-Time Music, Country, and Modern Worship are the most common genres of music. However, there is a sizable "alternative" community of many hardcore, punk, emo, and metal bands and fans, collectively referred to as "Christiancore " or "Jesuscore". President Carleton himself is the vocalist of the Christian-hardcore band ''Naproxen'' and the post-grunge band ''Nightwept''.
 
The culture of Whites Holler is based largely on traditional Appalachian culture. Appalachian Folk and Old-Time Music, Country, and Modern Worship are the most common genres of music. However, there is a sizable "alternative" community of many hardcore, punk, emo, and metal bands and fans, collectively referred to as "Christiancore " or "Jesuscore". President Carleton himself is the vocalist of the Christian-hardcore band ''Naproxen'' and the post-grunge band ''Nightwept''.

Revision as of 22:10, 15 January 2020

This page is a work in progress by its author(s) and should not be considered final.
The Appalachian Republic and the Settlement of Whites Holler
CapitalCharleston
Largest city Pittsburgh
Official languages English
Ethnic groups 75% Appalachian
Demonym Appalachian
Government Federal Republic
 -  President Winston Carleton
 -  Vice President Katelyn Meadows
Legislature Congress
 -  Incorporated 15 August 2032 
Population
 -  April 2043 estimate 9,854,345
Currency American Dollar (USD)
Time zone EST
Drives on the right
Calling code +304
Internet TLD .wv


The Appalachian Republic and the Settlement of Whites Holler, commonly known as Appalachia, sometimes as Whites Holler and the Holler, is a federal republic comprising of six states located mostly in the Appalachian region of Continental America spanning from Lake Erie, New York in the North and down to Alabama, Georgia, and South Carolina in the South. It is bordered by Isabelle Plantations to its north, Haakonsson to its east, Mahnesape to its southeast, and Mink Shoals, an Appalachian Protectorate, to its south. Various unorganized and rebel territories are nearby its massive western border which no recognized nation is along. The Appalachian Republic originally consisted of the boundary of its original life, the State of West Virginia. Following The Great War, the Settlement of Whites Holler was established in Hinton which would become the Armed Republic of Whites Holler in 2035 before expanding in 2040 to become a powerhouse in Sjurdland. It is the 4th largest nation by area and the 5th largest by population in the region. Its capital city is Charleston and its largest city is Pittsburgh.

Its unique borders and positioning make it the nation in the most regions of Continental America; the Great Lakes, Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, South, Upland South, Midwest, Appalachia, Deep South, and Piedmont. Once home to the largest proportion of coal mining in the world, the nation has diversified following The Great War. After the BlackHawk Mining Massacre and the Liberal Riots of 2034, Appalachia moved away from coal mining and is now Sjurdland's leader in the beverage industry. Iconic brands Moxie, Nehi, Big Red, and Polar are all produced in the nation and are exported globally. Small-scale mining operations do exist across the nation with many being run by the Church of Appalachia providing the mined coal to people in poverty such as Holler Folk.

History

Georgaphy

Politics

The Mountaineer Party, a far right-wing party, maintains control of the government at all levels. The second-largest party is the TradApp Party, an extreme left-wing party with around 1,432 members and based in Greenville. The Libertarian Party of Appalachia is based in Weirton has been expanding largely due to the increase in retail independence.

Military and Foreign Relations

The Appalachian Armed Forces is made up of the Army, Navy, Special Forces, and the Mountaineer Armed Militia. Conscription is mandatory for all male citizens for a 1-year contract and who are allowed to enlist in any Force with the exception of the Militia and must sign their Armed Forces Contract by their 18th birthday though not prior to their 17th birthday. It's defense forces are ranked in the upper half of nations in Sjurdland. It ranks above Isabelle Plantations and below Iraeseerhok. Its Appalachian Protectorate of Mink Shoals boasts one of the largest in Sjurdland and is a world military power which when combined becomes one of the strongest armies.

Appalachia is the foremost ally of Isabelle Plantations and also maintains Articles of Mutual Benefits with Novos Azores, Ros Muc, Mink Shoals, and Haakonsson. It maintains beneficial agreements with Korgistan, who has no declared allies, while also maintaining trade agreements with Aaiz, the New American Homeland, and the Latter-Day Mormons. Eunalpi has expressed a desire to work with the government of Appalachia.

Appalachia and its protectorate Mink Shoals have long been at war with Mahnesape in an attempt to regain control of Carrollton and the greater micropolitan area which is the recognized capital of Mink Shoals.

Hostilities with Explorers from Quebec Ouest on New Frontier have increased tensions between the two nations with Appalachia and Mink Shoals denouncing President Fournier of Quebec Ouest. Fournier, widely accepted to be a vicious dictator, has stated he wants to gain control of Appalachia as well as all of East Sjurdland.

Economy

Formerly dependent on coal mining and heavy industry, Appalachia has come a global exporter of beverages and enjoys a robust retail sector, both of which it ranks by far the highest in Sjurdland. It's numerous shopping centers and outlet stores near the borders of neighboring nations along the Sjurdland International Highway System provide a giant source of tax revenue to the government.

Education, Science and Technology

Demographics

Population & Communities

Capital city of Charleston and the Mighty Kanawha River
Town/City Name Population Avg Income
Pittsburgh 165,398 $53,000
Chattanooga 112,545 $31,000
Knoxville 111,296 $24,000
Roanoke 76,143 $51,000
Charleston 71,485 $98,000
Greenville 67,093 $32,000
Erie 61,998 $54,000
Huntington 60,490 $23,000

Religion

Appalachia opposed the Christian Identity Movement that swept most of Sjurdland during the end and in the aftermath of The Great War. The Church of Appalachia was formed by Kel McCormack in 2034 in rural Roane County. Now the largest denomination in Appalachia, the church is based in downtown Hinton- a growing tourist city. The denomination follows a mix of Holiness, Wesleyan, Evangelical, and a belief in the coming End Times.

Christian Identity does have a following in Appalachia, specifically in Martinsburg where 65% follow the denomination. The church is headed by the Loyalist Sjurdland Knights of the Ku Klux Klan and its leader is Pastor Jim Hanes.

Race and Ethnicity

Appalachia is largely a white ethnostate with only people of white European background who are granted residency and this can be tested for with DNA. Minority populations do exist in the nation, particularly in Youngstown (42% non-white) and Knoxville (34% non-white). They are represented by the Black Tribal Council which operates the 11 semi-autonomous Black Reservations across the nation, whose residents have an average income of $3,542/year and poverty rates between 67%-84%. It is estimated that the total minority count in the nation is between 165,000 and 220,000.

Culture

City of Wheeling


The culture of Whites Holler is based largely on traditional Appalachian culture. Appalachian Folk and Old-Time Music, Country, and Modern Worship are the most common genres of music. However, there is a sizable "alternative" community of many hardcore, punk, emo, and metal bands and fans, collectively referred to as "Christiancore " or "Jesuscore". President Carleton himself is the vocalist of the Christian-hardcore band Naproxen and the post-grunge band Nightwept.