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History of the Ardisphere

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The history of the territory now known as the Ardisphere can be divided into roughly three major periods: the pre-colonial, colonial, and independent periods. It is difficult, however, to consider the broad sweep of Ardispherian history without at least some consideration of its neighbors' history too.

Unfortunately, those countries don't exist yet. So this will have to be written later.

History

Pre-Colonial Period

Paleolithic

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Tlön Civilization

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Albalonga and Buyambá

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The Altazorians

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Colonial Period

See also Colonial Governors of Nuevo Castellán

"Discovery," Colonization, and Conflict Among Colonial Powers

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Quichago's Cualahualú flag of "Safomba Derusa," under which he unified the Altazorians in rebellion against the Castellanese colonists, 1577-1581.
In 1577, tensions between the influx of Castellanese settlers and the Altazorian population reached a point of crisis, and the Altazorian chieftain, Quichago, based at Cualahualú, led a group of Altazorians in a raid on the Castellanese fort located near modern Lowe. His warriors successfully captured numerous guns and horses, which made possible a much more protracted rebellion during which both Santa María (modern Palmeras Grises, DS) and Santiago (modern Faro, DS) were looted and burned. Finally, the colonial governor Isidora Blandián appointed the unscrupulous Isaac Gutiérrez as commander of the Colonial Army. Gutiérrez initiated a scorched earth campaign against all the Altazorian communities south of the Sierra de los Cientoocho, finally compelling Quichago to surrender in 1581. This was the last significant resistance on the part of the Altazorians against colonization.

Nuevo Castellán

The Castellanese Colonial flag that flew over Palace of the Governors in Faro for nearly 300 years, symbolizing the Colony of Nuevo Castellán and, for a time, the exiled queen.
For more than 200 years, the country now known as the Ardisphere was known as Nuevo Castellán, and was a royal overseas province of the Castellanese Empire.

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Unrest and Anarchy

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War for Independence

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First Century

Early Years of the Republic

"El Renombramiento"

One aspect of the "enforced secularism" of the first Ardispherian constitution was the outright banning of public expressions of religion. This backlash against the colonial abuses of the Ortholic church led to some unusual results, one of which persists into the modern era: el renombramiento ("The Renaming"). During the colonial period, most Ardispherian cities, in Castellanese colonial tradition, bore the names of Ortholic saints. With the public ban on these "saint's name" placenames, cities were in many instances compelled to change their names, especially during the "dictablanda" of President Isabel Richard.

The result is that most Ardispherian towns and cities have both a secular name as well as a saint's name. In some cases, as a kind of passive resistance to this policy, the secular names chosen for the cities can border on humorous or sarcastic, thus Palmeras Grises (gray palm trees) for Santa María in Departamento del Sur, Ciudad Diabólica (diabolic city) for San Lotario in Depatamento Libertad, and País Feo / 추국시 [醜國市] (ugly country) for San Eustaquio in Colonia Coreana.

Although the reforms of early 1900's under President Yuna Namgung ended the legal sanction on the public expression of religion, the secular names remain as a major geographic legacy of the period, including most major cities.

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Civil War

Reina McQueen's flag, which represented las Repúblicas Autónomas del Sur (RAS), which was the losing side in the Ardispherian Civil War (1855-1858).
Main article: Ardispherian Civil War

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See also articles on key personalities in the Civil War and the time leading up to it, including Federation presidents Aquiles Huidobro and Ángel Keum, Autonomist president Elvira Ordon-Grabb, and other important military and political leaders, including Victoria Persson, Espartero Yun, and others.

Federation and Progress

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Second Century

Capitalism and Civil Rights

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Socialism and Modern Consensus

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Neo-Liberalism and Globalization

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