Democratic Republic of Sprinskè
Democratic Republic of Sprinske
and largest city
|Official languages||English, Kolniaric Languages|
|Government||Communist, military dictatorship|
|Establishment||3 August 2021|
|17 August 2022|
• 2021 census
West Sprinskè, officially the Democratic Republic of Sprinskè, was a micronation in the Kolniari Sector, inside of Glasgow Scotland. The nation was created on 3 August 2021 by the General of the Sprinske Empire and the members of the Communist Faction who declared independence following a dispute with the Imperial Faction. The secession was illegal under the Sprinske Constitution, and the Sprinske Civil War occurred as a result. For the entirety of the nation’s existence, it was an isolationist nation, with the only other micronations that knew of its existence being the Sprinske Empire and the Imperial Republic of Donkrea, West Sprinske had hostile relations with both of those nations, and was at war with the Empire for most of its existence
West Sprinske disputed the Sprinske Empire’s claim of being the successor of the Sprinske Communist Republic, as the nation viewed itself as the true successor as it was founded and led by the former king of the Sprinske Communist Republic. The nation based its claim on having a much stronger connection, and sharing a government system with the previous nation. The King of the Sprinske Communist Republic had been the leader of the Sprinske Empire’s armed forces, and kept the title of General to connect the military and the government, as the nation was a single party military dictatorship.
In technicality, the Democratic Republic of Sprinske still existed until August 2022, but it existed in a similar matter to the Molossian claim that East Germany still exists on Ernst Thälmann Island, as the nation lost most of its territory to the Sprinske Empire during the Sprinske Civil War, but one province was not captured, and some claim that the nation still existed as there was no formal dissolution, but the nation has been inactive since it lost its capital city of Úrmda in December 2021. It was officially dissolved on 17 August 2022.
In late-July, the government of the Sprinske Empire was in a heated debate over the issue of communism. The Emperor, Aaron I, was against communism existing in the nation, and wanted a total ban on communism, socialism and any other forms of Marxism, but General Zachary supported Communism, and the Communist Faction that he led got into a major dispute with the Imperial Faction who backed the Emperor’s decision. On 3 August 2021, after a heated dispute on the subject, the communist faction declared the Democratic Republic of Sprinske as an independent state, starting the Sprinske Civil War.
Sprinske Civil War
West Sprinske’s secession directly started the Sprinske Civil War, and the country’s main priority was to ready itself for war. West Sprinske controlled a major percentage of the Sprinske Navy, including the HMS Invader. Prior to the war, Emperor Aaron I and the General were planning to build a super aircraft carrier named HMS Falcon. Construction started in July 2021 and was expected to be finished sometime in September, but the outbreak of the war brought construction to a halt on 30 August 2021. This aircraft carrier remained with the Sprinske Empire.
West Sprinske didn’t have an airfield, so they spent the majority of their budget not being spent on fighting the war on building a new airfield and aircraft factory. They needed a company to build aircraft, as Eagle Aircraft Corporation was building planes to fight them.
West Sprinske had a strong navy, despite most of it’s ships being older, refurbished vessels. The flagship of these was the HMS Invader, an older ship built shortly after the Sprinske Revolution to celebrate freedom, but the ship was refurbished shortly after the nation split, and was given better water cannons for sinking enemy vessels.
West Sprinske sent HMS Invader out along with two destroyers to patrol the waters of West Sprinske. Invader had minor structural damage following a rogue wave, and HMS Emperor managed to sink both destroyers. One of the Sprinske Empire’s ships crashed into the HMS Emperor and sank, both major flagships left the battle with minor damage.
There were 5 naval battles, and the West Sprinske fleet was completely destroyed during the fifth. HMS Invader managed to critically damage HMS Emperor, but was then blown to pieces by HMS Viva and Emperor. The only West Sprinske aircraft carrier was also destroyed after an explosion came from HMS Emperor and it was struck by burning debris, causing it to burn to the ground.
On 20 September 2021, spyplanes notified Emperor Aaron I that West Sprinske was building a naval base unreachable by naval forces. This base was building a new super battleship that could destroy the likes of HMS Osprey in a single shot. This was a reasonable cause of concern for the Sprinske Empire, as the HMS Osprey was the strongest ship in their navy. If this new battleship was finished, it could destroy the Sprinske Navy.
On 21 September, fighter jets emerged over West Sprinske, targeting the shipyards and the airfield. The General of West Sprinske realised that if the airfield was destroyed, they could no longer have a chance at winning the war. Anti-Aircraft fire lit up the sky as they tried to protect the Air Force base and shipyards, but it was all in vein. The shipyard collapsed with the new battleship inside of it, but it was the fire that destroyed everything, including the ship itself. As for the air base, it was completely destroyed.
West Sprinske had taken heavy losses in the battles so far, but they decided that the only way to win was to take Spritsnasque. The Sprinske Empire did not expect a sudden invasion of their capital city, one of the few regions that the war hadn’t effected.
On 2 October 2021, the assault on Spritsnasque began. For hours, the city was bombarded by West Sprinske. Soldiers crossed the border into the city, as the Sprinske Empire refused to give up the city without a major fight. Finally, after hours of destruction, West Sprinske had captured the city. The victory sent a much-needed wave of patriotism in West Sprinske, and desperation for the Sprinske Empire.
It was on 16 October 2021, after a period of stalemate, the Sprinske Empire launched an assault to take back the city. West Sprinske mistakingly believed that the city itself would be under attack, so they put troops on the border, but the Sprinske Imperial Army broke through the sides and surrounded the city. Over the next few hours, they surrounded the city with more and more troops, until West Sprinske gave up.
The Sprinske Empire knew that the West would attack them sometime in late October, so on Revolution Day (30 October), they planted a mole in West Sprinske. The mole told them everything, and when West Sprinske attacked, they were immediately destroyed.
Government and Politics
The Democratic Republic of Sprinske did have elections, but they were monitored very closely by the government, and the Communist Party never lost any elections. The Communist Party was led by the General, who also led the military forces and the nation itself. He also reigned as the King of the Sprinske Communist Republic.