Timeline of Costagauna
1492 – The navigator Christopher Columbus claims Costagauna for Spain.
1511 – Spanish conquest begins under the leadership of Henrico de Murcia, who establishes Puerto Vista and other settlements.
1526 – Importing of slaves from Africa begins.
1762 – Plaza Fuerte (Costagauna City) was captured by a British force led by Admiral George Fleming.
1763 – Plaza Fuerte is returned to Spain by the Treaty of Paris. But England retains to sovereign colony areas in southern Costagauna.
1868-83 – Fifteen Year War of independence ends in a truce with Spain promising reforms and greater autonomy – although the country ended up being an aristocracy ruled by Spanish born elite.
1886 – Slavery abolished. England sells some of their sovereign territory to France and a French Colony is established. The construction of the Basilica in Marinus begins.
1895-98 – US declares war on Spain. Teddy Roosevelt and the Roughriders take Plaza Fuerte.
1898 – US defeats Spain, which gives up all claims to Costagauna and cedes it to the US.
1902 – Costagauna becomes independent. Although the Spanish government is gone the aristocratic government remains largely in place. The Platt Amendment keeps the island under US protection and gives the US the right to intervene in Costagaunian affairs.
1906-09 – Estrada resigns and the US occupies Cuba following a rebellion led by Jose Miguel Gomez.
1909 – A mass immigration from Brazil strains the government and the U.S. are called in to quell rioting. Hey settle in the Murcia Province.
1924 – Silver is found in Costagauna, mainly in the areas owned by the British and the French. Plaza Fuerte is renamed Costagauna City.
1925 – Socialist Party founded, forming the basis of the People’s Republic of Costagauna.
1934 – The US abandons its right to intervene in Costagauna’s internal affairs. The Basilica of Costagauna is finally constructed.
1939 – The People for a Unified Costagauna movement is established by Jean-luc Monsol in England.
1952 – The Aristocratic government has to quell a rebellion in Southern Costagauna
1956- Jean-luc Monsol brings the United Costagaunians for Democracy movement to Costagauna from Europe. Monsol’s well funded troops seize control in the Lugo region. Seeing an opportunity the Communist Party takes up arms and seizes control of the southeastern region of Costagauna.
1958 – The Unification troops seize control of Costagauna City.
1959 – Monsol attempts to lead Unification troops into southeastern Costagauna, but he is repelled by the newly formed People’s Republic of Costagauna (PRC). Monsol consolidates the territory west of the (PRC) and declares himself President for Life of Costagauna (PFLC) and declares Costagauna as Unified Democracy of Costagauna (UDC).
1960 – The United Kingdom and France officially recognize UCD as a government. Government officials from those countries also tolerate the PRC unofficially. President Monsol creates a system of citizenship that prevents those who were not born in Costagauna from being citizens. People who live in Costagauna that cannot be citizens are given Maroon Cards and enjoy less property rights and less access to the political system.
1961 – The UDC and PRC sign an armistice leading to short-lived peace.
1962 – The PRC accuses the UDC of arming and training pirates (many of which were Jamaican) that seized the easternmost peninsula of Costagauna, now known as Kingston Point.
1965 – With pressure growing on two fronts the PRC launch an offensive on Marinus and captures part of the city. This victory is short lived, as Unification troops oust them from the region, but the victory of the PRC gives them support in regions (namely in Puerto Vista where there are disenfranchised first and second generation Brazilians)
1972 – Several riots and demonstrations in eastern Costagauna and Puerto Vista result in an intensified campaign by the UDC to bring these areas under control by force.
1974 – General Ferdinand Guerara orders the execution of any non Maroon Card holding residents in Puerto Vista. After a week of executions President Monsol called for an end of the executions and claimed that Guerara did not represent the UDC. At about the same time, U.N. forces moved into Costagauna partitioning the eastern and western sides of the country, as well as creating a DMZ in Puerto Vista.
1975 – The Catholic Church publicly calls for a peace treaty between the UDC and the PRC. Shit gets real.