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The Appalachian Republic and the Settlement of Whites Holler
Region Sjurdland
CapitalCharleston
Largest city Pittsburgh
Official languages English
Ethnic groups 21% Holler Folk
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.