Garcia - A Proud Fictional Island Nation
Garcia is a relitively decent sized Island nation, about 75 miles from most southern point, to most northern. The nation is located about 100 or so miles off the coast of Columbia in the Atlantic, originally being discovered by the Spanish in 1503. By 1756 the British had taken over the island converting it into a coloney, being held by the British until the Freedom Act of 1924, when Garcia was given independance as a Commonweath country. Having been modernized by the British, Garcians drive on the Left of the Road, and use the Imperial measurement system, including UK Gallons.
British Takeover 1756
In March 1756, Garcia was held by the Spanish. Island natives had been starved and the poor used as cheap labour to build the great spanish port of Juavos. Word of this had spread to the British, who saw this as an oppourtunity to not only build a new Coloney, but spreas their naval superiority to the south Atlantic, hence why on 2nd April 1756, they invaded the Island, bringing prosperity and a sense of security to the Island.
World War II
In the second world war Garcia had 2 new military Airfields built, One in its midlands, and one in the south, as defence against possible attacks from German vessels and a final outreach for British officials in case og a German invasion of the United Kingdom. At the end of the war these were handed to the Garcian Military. Furthermore multiple navy bases had been built, most notworthy bein the one on the small ofshore Island of Tantos.
Attempted Soviet Invasion of 1976
In the summer of 1976, the Soviets being keen to find a way at posting ICBM’s in range of the US Capitol, attempted to invade Garcia. It started with ships taking the Navel Base of Tantos, then raids on the southern airfield. In a final cry of help the Garcian government called upon the US to help. Not wanting a repeat of Cuba, the American forces first blockaded the Island nation, starving the Soviet fleet. This followed by destruction of Soviet aircraft currently based on the southern airfield. After the conflict, Garcia handed Tantos to the US Navy, along with permission to build a new airfiled on the Island for defence against future attacks. To this day high anti-socialist views run high within Garcia.
2016 Non Turbo Ban
As an attempt to reduce the emissions output of the Island, Garcia banned the sales of any naturally aspirated vehicles, to improove the fuel efficiency so not as much fuel has to be imported per year, but also to reduce the emmissions output of the island.
With most central Garcian roads being rough, rally suppport runs High in Garcia. In fact to promote the Governments Help to Buy Cars sceme, that helps residents buy cars under 1L in capacity, a Rally event is held each year. This rally covers 4 major stages across the island, and invite all major manufacturers to enter. The winning Make and Model is chosen as the car of the year for the sceme, being selected as the car that the Help to Buy aid goes to.
The island also has 3 race tracks, all different. The newest was built in 2018, as an appeal to the F1 board to hold a race in Garcia, with hopes of improoving tourism in the Island.
Garcia’s idustry mostry spans across the pruduction of Tobacco and Grapes, although Garcia also has a few mines, with the North of the Island being rich in Titanium, a valued resource across the world. Anther key part of Garcian industry is it’s very own Auto Manufacturer GMI - Garcian Motors Incorperated. The company was founded in 1938, producing small cars for the people of Garcia. In 1962 the Company was accquied by LLA, a Birtish auto manufacturer.
I hope you all enjoy the first of my Lore for Garcia, my Fictional Nation, you are all free to use an reference Garcia in challenges and events. I currently looking for an artist to produce a Flag for Garcia, along with a Map, although I will most likely be sketching the map then have an artist produce a high Qualiy version.