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-- Recent History --

In 266ap, the Guwimith Dependencies Act was passed by the Tsar providing local government in the Dependencies, including the five Utanian provinces (including Gvonj). It allowed the formation of parliaments, political parties and limited self-government. There would also be elections permitted for whichever provinces voted for them. The Tsarist Court (which ruled far moreso than the Tsar by this time) shrewdly believed that the provincial governments would vote against holding elections, for their own gain, allowing continued strong influence from Guwimith. If that failed, they organised a pro-Guwimith party to "provide continuity", that is, push the Tsarist line.

They failed. Elections were held in four of the five Utanian provinces (Guwimith Wide Shore, Duck Egg Shore, Horn of Olives and Gvonj; The Mountains province, now Savana state, did not, as it was too remote to be effectively governed from Guwimith, since the 124-31 rebellion). The Democratic Party won as the most significant party opposite the National party, and would co-govern in all four provinces.

There remained a significant movement for complete independence, and several guerilla movements evolved and died in the 70's and 80's. As Utanians were more in control of everyday running of the state, fewer massacres and atrocities against independence movements were committed. Heroes like Colonel Kopana, who prevented the Dependencies Security Forces from bombarding protesters, became more and more prevalent as people sensed that greater independence was inevitable.

Efforts to provide greater self-governance and independence continued, and culminated in the April 299 A.P. attack on a joint Whitlamite and Zartanian oil exploration effort in the Guwimith strait, by members of a Dependencies-based anti-development rebel group, including the Utanian Yannist rebels, and several foreign hostages were taken. Paralysed, the Guwimith Tsar and his court stood inactively by, forcing the Whitlam and Zartanian governments to launch an operation to liberate their people. As soon as they did, they noticed the entire Empire in collapse. The terrorist action had been a catalyst for a complete collapse of the tenuous hold on power by the Guwimith Tsarist Court. Fearing the worst, the two nations seized control of the collapsing Empire, handing it over to UNVCOCN control in June of 299.

The UNV mission determined that five new countries would be formed from the Dependencies, including "Horn of Olives" and "Luka". These two Utanian-dominated almost-nations agreed to merge and reunite the Utanian nation once again. Utania gained full independence on June 1st, 300, and, at the time of publication, the first parliamentary elections were due in late September.

Also, at this time, the fate of the former colony of Gvonj is uncertain.

-- UNV "Point South" Administration --

Utania was under the co-governance of the UNV, which too control in the past year to assist with the peaceable break-up of the former Guwimithian Dependencies. The Dependencies were divided into four zones, the southern-most being the UNV "Point South" Administrative Zone.

Under UNV Act 553/299, regarding the dissolution of the Guwimithian Dependencies, the UNV formed several soon-to-be independent nations under its own control, and split "Point South" into two independent nations of Horn of Olives and Luka. The provisional governments of these two nations determined that historically aligned, they should unite the Utani peoples and form a joint nation, and the foundation of Utania was born.

The UNV former-Guwimithian Dependencies Administration (UNV-GDA) took control of all infrastructure, resources and ex-Guwimithian instrumentalities in the former dependencies, including the armed forces, postal and telephone service organisations and all other public services. The newly appointed Government of the United Democratic Republic of Utania seeks to take control as soon as is possible of these institutions to commence further rationalisation of the services offered.

The UNVCOCN "Point South" Administration has organised and recognised the new Government of the UDR of Utania, under the condition of elections as soon as possible. The newly appointed government held a parliamentary election in September 300, and proposed a Presidential election in late 301.


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