After the Saltpetre War (1879 - 1883) in which Chile received the Peruvian saltpetre provinces Tarapacá and Arica, in addition to the Bolivian coastal region of Antofagasta, the country has had command over vast copper deposits and monopolised the world trade of saltpetre. A phase of economic prosperity was initiated, supported by the high demand for saltpetre at the beginning of The Weltkrieg. However, the chemical processes devised during that war to artificially produce saltpetre rendered Chile's deposits worthless. Worsening economic circumstances, together with the growth of the population increased the social crisis. Workers and unions gained political influence, especially under the disastrous rule of Carlos Ibañez Del Campo, during which Chile went bankrupt, in 1931.
Shortly afterwards. Ibañez was deposed, the navy and most of the army mutinied, and with the of arrival of reinforcements and the long exiled Marmaduke Grove from the Union of Britain, the Syndicalist Republic of Chile was proclaimed. After 5 years of rebuilding under the first council, led at least nominally by Arturo Puga, the republic economy recovered greatly, and a military build-up has begun after the Platine War. Now, with La Plata's rhetoric becoming increasingly aggressive, the well respected Marmaduke Grove, veteran of two revolutions oceans apart, is at the helm and charged with rebuilding the republic. However, not all Chileans are as hopeful for the future as the syndical leaders are, and the next election will reveal the great rifs that arose among the Revolutionaries...
Laws and Government:
Head of Government: Marmaduke Grove
Foreign Minister: Luis Arteaga Garcia
Economy Minister: C.L. Blest Riffo
Security Minister: Marmaduke Grove
- Great relations with Commune of France, Union of Briain, Centroamerica and Mexico
- Good relations with Bhartwhatever commune and Georgia
- Poor relations with Bolivia, Peru and Brazil
- Very poor relations to Centroamerica, La Plata, Germany and Colombia
Colonies and Dependencies