The Jeppa Republic is a spacefaring nation located in the northwestern section of Jobetseku.
The Jeppa Republic was formed in the year 7 ATS, nearly 4 years after the Hentu people split apart and formed nations to call their own. Between the founding date and the Hentu Schism, the part of the galaxy that would later become Jeppa had tens of thousands of sovereign nations. However, the nations became to group up and form unions, until four unions (Taiso, Lossa, Besu, and Hegro) were created. In attempt to centralize the galaxy, the Besu Union hosted a heritage festival on its alliance capital of Jefia. However, the festival became the site of a treaty negotiation between the four unions. The Taiso, Besu, and Hegro Unions signed the treaty, but the Lossa Union backed out of the negotiations, with the alliance leader believing that the treaty was too restrictive on independent sovereignty.
The First Intragalactic Unification Congress
The unions quickly eliminated cultural differences with the arrival of new technologies. In the year 6 ATS, the only thing that divided the union cultures were their religious beliefs. Because of this, the union leaders decided to meet in the city of Olameer, which is located on the planet now known as Jeppa Prime. Over the course of a few weeks, the union leaders drafted a constitution with their respective lawyers. The freedom of speech, privacy, expression, and equality were written into the constitution. Legal rights were written as well, along with moral policies. The leaders agreed that the government would be divided into three equal branches with an individual overseeing each branch. They would be known as triumvirs.
In the year 7 ATS, all of the preparations were set. The unions unified all at once, creating a burst of rebellious activities within Jeppa. However, most of these rebellions were disbanded a few days after the day of unification. Strangely, all of the media outlets stopped bashing unification efforts. This became the subject of multiple conspiracy theories revolving around secret government efforts to suppress free speech by issuing assassination threats to media CEOs.
The Transparency Period: 7 ATS - 43 ATS
The Jeppa Republic entered a 36 year period of "stasis" after its formation. Diplomatic affairs had minimal effects on Jobetseku politics. In fact, Jeppa didn't seek out trade partners or agreements with the other nations in the galaxy. Beliefs of isolationism were found across all political organizations in Jeppa, because it appeared that no one was suffering from being allies or enemies of a nation. This period of independent prosperity ended after the election of 43 ATS, prompting a new era in Jeppa's political history.
Ramidian Assimilation: 44 ATS - 51 ATS
Unlike previous elections, two out of the three triumvirs elected for their positions were colonial expansionists. The two Triumvirs shared the goal of annexing and colonizing Ramidia, a previously untouched region of the galaxy. Ramidia was known for its plethora of independent, intelligent species that have only recently become space faring. In order to respect Ramidia cultural diversity, nations such as the Republic of Pao and the People's Republic of Kunsha agreed on travel restrictions. However, Jeppa never participated in these talks, so they were exempt from these restrictions. This gave the executive and legislative triumvirs the idea that Ramida could be annexed without retaliation by any nation.
After gaining secret approval from congress, the executive branch sent hundreds of colony ships with powerful weaponry to Ramidia in order to take over the region. The colonial program was very successful at first. Diplomatic agreements were discussed and ratified by Jeppa colonists and native civilizations, allowing for Jeppa's military to formally move into the region. However, the sight of alien cruisers scared many pre-spaceflight civilizations, resulting in many unexpected attacks on Jeppa's military. The firepower these civilizations possessed were capable of destroying cruisers and disintegrating basic star fighters. After hearing about this, the executive triumvir gave the military permission to attack these civilizations if they posed a threat to colonization efforts. The military used this permission to perform countless acts of genocide and sometimes completely destroyed civilizations. However, all of these acts of genocide were kept in secret. The public was not even aware of colonization efforts until the year 49 ATS, after most of Ramidia was taken over by Jeppa.
- The Kunshi government condemned Jeppa's actions, although they never took action against them.
- The Republic of Pao armed the Paoan-Ramidian border as Jeppa's colonists came closer to it. However, they never took action against the nation because they were not provoked.
- Lossa-Urya never made a public response, although they did attempt to open up a trade route with Jeppa after this event.
Martial Law: 50 ATS - 53 ATS
In the last month of 49 ATS, a tragedy struck Jeppa head first. On a muggy night the executive triumvir was abducted by terrorists and drowned in a lake near the city of Olameer. The news of his death created uncertainty and paranoia among Jeppa's citizens. The first effect took place the following week, after multiple stock markets crashed. However, many citizens began taking days off to mourn the death of the triumvir. It forced businesses to take away all of the vacation days from workers until the work attendance reached a set peak. This generated a lot of controversy, causing billions of workers to go on labor strikes to regain the right to vacation days. Socialists started protesting the capitalist market across the galaxy, leading to confrontations with authorities. However, the protesters instigated riots and destroyed business infrastructure. Insurance companies could not deliver claim money, resulting in many businesses collapsing.
Seeing the crisis beginning to overwhelm Jeppa, the executive triumvir ordered the military to intervene to stop the protests and labor strikes from happening. He then arrested the legislative triumvir after a heated argument, prompting the judicial triumvir to intervene. He sent him to congress to explain his reasoning behind the arrest. However, the triumvir lost control of himself and started attacking members of congress in the courtroom. He was arrested and charged on the accounts of assault and corruption.
In accordance to the constitution, the senate and the congress voted on a new replacement triumvir. They elected Elijah Kenneth, a former five star general. The judicial committee approved of the elected candidate and permitted the judicial triumvir to make preparations for the Oath of Trust. It occurred a week after the election.
Many Hentu citizens were unemployed or were cut from the work force due to recent tragedies in the business sector. Poverty was at an all time high and many planets were developing methods to combat inflation, with some developing their own currencies. However, many of these currencies were mass produced and made families even poorer. Meanwhile, military interventions ended protests and stopped labor strikes from occurring, which paved the way for businesses to recover. Elijah Kenneth had faith that the military could restore order. So much faith in fact that he replaced elected governors with military leaders who were given direct control over their provincial governments. Unfortunately, a minority of the new governors created miniature dictatorships that suppressed freedom and forced citizens to work. It divided Jeppa's citizens and resulted in emigration. Emigration became so common that nearly 10% of Jeppa's overall population left for another nation. All of the branches worked together to prevent citizens from leaving and immigrants from entering the country.
Election of 53 ATS
The novennial election occurred in the year 53 ATS. This time, the main issue was martial law, many candidates wanted to end it. However, the military governors wanted to maintain control, so many provinces refused to allow the public to cast ballots for the election. However, it was a futile effort. The overwhelming majority of citizens who voted elected three candidates from the Eastern Democracy Front. The rogue military governors gave up their positions and left the military due to scrutiny of their attempt to sabotage the election. The rogue governors were put on trial with the risk of serving prison time for the remainder of their lives. Only two of the governors were proven guilty, while the other 7 were believed to be not guilty.
Reform and Conflict: 54 ATS - 79 ATS
Although the military dictatorships were dissolved and freedoms were restored to the people, the emigration crisis continued. To combat this, the triumvirs donated treasury money to poor citizens who chose not to emigrate. They asked upper-class citizens to invest in large businesses in order to help save the economy. Luckily, the upper-class citizens listened and started to invest billions of Jeppers into the business sector. Soon, businesses started hosting job openings and granted amnesty to workers on strike.
Jeppa's economy boomed and the business sector eventually recovered from their previously vulnerable status. As this was happening, the triumvirs pushed for more business regulations and called for withdrawals of federal handouts. The economy was able to support itself without government aid by 59 ATS. By this time, the government could start investing into its military after taking notice of recent militarism in the nations of Jobetseku.
The First Jobetseku Conflict
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Although the new triumvirs of the Jeppa Republic wanted to remain an isolationist power, they also did not want the Jeppa Republic to lose its sovereignty as a nation. When the Haisant Empire offered a non-aggression treaty to Jeppa, the triumvirs were quick to sign it. However, they decided that Jeppa would not enter the war unless if provoked by another nation.
Jeppa remained at peace with the other nations of Jobetseku for 4 years. By the end of the fourth year, Executive Triumvir Selene Kassa became impatient with the Haisant Empire and invaded Western Lossa. The Republic of Pao declared war on Jeppa for this action and immediately attacked the nation. Although the Paoan military gained multiple victories, they lost after an incisive attack on Pao's capital system. Pao became an anarchy-ran wasteland.
Jeppa never received a third of Lossa, but they remained in touch with the Haisant Empire.
After the war, Jeppa's triumvirs worked together to orchestrate a massive conscription of the nation's citizens. This generated controversy across Jeppa, but the media outlets that commented negatively mysteriously went off the air for a few weeks. When the outlets came back, there was little to no general audiences listening to the accounts of what had happened during those few weeks. People lost faith in the media, with thousands starting their own news organizations. The massive competition replaced all of the head news agencies with hundreds of unified ones.
After a year, the government took the opportunity to abolish the right to free speech and forced hundreds of thousands of people onto the streets. Sudden and uncalled for government regulations transformed the capitalist economy into a mixed economic system which the government has the final say on business decisions. The triumvirs extended their term limits and had opponents of their changes assassinated.
Civil War: 79 ATS - 85 ATS
Operation: Bad Batch
The triumvirs did not give themselves complete control over the military. This allowed military generals to reroute assets to themselves and formulate a plan to annihilate the triumvirs' control over Jeppa. The plan became the basis of Operation: Bad Batch. The military quickly ousted the triumvirs in a coup that killed the Judicial Triumvir and caused the other two triumvirs to go into hiding.
Bombing of Olameer
Once the military was in control, the head generals restored the freedoms of the citizens and prepared plans for a provisional government that would transition into a democracy. However, not all sections of the military agreed with this idea. A few sections wanted to create a totalitarian regime, while others wanted to create an autocracy. The sections were completely ignored, which caused Lieutenant Savazor Olks to send a cruiser to Olameer and nuke the capital city. The attack was successful, but it created a power vacuum within Jeppa. Numerous groups started to claim Jeppa's territory as their own and became imperialist. Jeppa fell apart and was consumed in an all-out civil war.
As Jeppa shattered into multiple paramilitaries fighting for power, Erasmus Jordan messaged remnants of remaining indigenous civilizations in Ramidia. He promised that the Haisi would provide secret shipments of weapons, ammo, and vehicles if the Ramidian natives helped capture territory for the Haisant Empire. He also promised the indigenous civilizations limited oversight of their government if they did not publicly state their cause.
All of the civilizations that were contacted agreed to both conditions and started rebelling against their oppressive colonial governments. They quickly annihilated Jeppa's presence in Ramidia and captured all of the Hentu inhabitants. They either enslaved, executed, or assimilated the Hentu. After Ramidia was no longer part of Jeppa, Erasmus informed the civilizations that they would be given complete independence as long as they didn't interfere with Haisi operations in Jeppa.
Treaty of Guadala
In the year 85 ATS, the four major paramilitaries grew weary of conflict and were almost depleted of wartime resources. Ambassadors from each paramilitary were sent to Guadala, a planetoid that was once a base for Paoan military operations. All of them agreed that Jeppa would be split up into four independent nations. This created the nations of Hegrox, Besumia, Taiso-Spligitia, and Kixrigon. Hegrox was a monarchy, Besumia was a corporatist dictatorship, Taiso Spligitia was a democracy, and Kixrigon was a republic. Jeppa was no more.