Free Republic of Noundures

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Free Republic of Noundures

República Lliure de Noundures
Emblem of Noundures
Emblem
Motto: Resistència, Alliberament, Patriotisme
Resistance, Liberation, Patriotism
Anthem: Himne Nacional de la República Lliure
("National Anthem of the Free Republic")
StatusSemi-recognized breakaway state
Capital
and largest city
Olèrdola
Official languageSalvadoran
Ethnic groups
(2020)
Religion
Creeperian Catholicism (official)
Demonym(s)Noundurian
GovernmentDe jure presidential republic under a de facto military dictatorship
• President
Malaquies Llorca Caparrós
Vícenç Tenas Daya
Amèric Perarnau Agué
LegislatureNational Legislative Junta
De facto independence from Salisford
• Declaration of Independence
10 July 1933
2 August 1935
7 September 1951
10 July 1980
Population
• 2020 estimate
3,157,000
GDP (nominal)2020 estimate
• Total
₵6.6 billion credits
• Per capita
₵2,084 credits
HDI (2021)Steady .520
low
CurrencySalvadoran pesetaa (SPS)
Time zoneAMT–5 (HES)
Driving sideright
Calling code+501
  1. The Salvadoran peseta is the de facto currency of the Free Republic of Noundures. The Noundurian peseta has been out of circulation since 1963.

Noundures (Salvadoran pronunciation: [nownˈdu.ɾɛs]), officially the Free Republic of Noundures (Salvadoran: República Lliure de Noundures), and formerly known as the State of Noundures (Estat de Noundures), is a semi-recognized breakaway state located in Sur whose territory is internationally recognized as a part of Salisford. The state is landlocked and located in the northern Salvadoran Valley, being bordered by Salisford in the north and El Salvador in the south. El Salvador is the only nation to formally recognize Noundures; Creeperopolis formerly recognized the breakaway state from 1961 until the signing of the Rubicon Agreement in 1976.

On 10 July 1933, the State of Granada invaded the Modica Strip on its northern border, beginning the Desert War. The Granadian government proclaimed the establishment of the State of Noundures as a breakaway state in the Modica Strip with the intention of eventually unifying the two states together. After the fall of the Granadian government in 1935 and the overthrow of President Adalbert Boronat Cruilles, however, all plans to unify El Salvador and Noundures were abandoned, and Noundures lost all support from the new Salvadoran government due to its previous support by the Granadians. In 1944, Noundurian President Llorenç Bataller Zúrich unified the four rebel groups fighting against the Salisfordian government into the Free Noundurian Army (ENL).[note 1]

The Free Noundurian Army continued to independently fight the Salisfordian government until 1961, when the governments of Creeperopolis and El Salvador began to support the Noundurian government due to the beginning of the Rubicon War between Creeperopolis and Salisford. President Josep Esteba Treserra oversaw increased military operations in the Modica Strip throughout the war from 1961 to 1976, but Noundures never succeeded in fully controlling the area. Since the end of the Rubicon War, the Free Noundurian Army and Salisfordian government mostly engaged in skirmishes and light conflict, and the Noundurian government's control over the Modica Strip have mostly been limited to the mountains, areas near the Salvadoran border, and large settlements with a majority Salvadoran population.

According to the constitution of Noundures, the country is a presidential republic with a unicameral legislature, while it is a de facto military dictatorship where the legislature holds little to no power. The government is ruled by a single political party, the Movement for Noundurian Integration (MIN). Noundures is heavily reliant on El Salvador for military and economic support, and both countries have signed bilateral defense and economic treaties. Within its claimed territory, the ethnic composition of Noundures is almost entirely Salvadoran, while its claimed territories also include populations of Savottans and Sabotans.

The existence of the Free Republic of Noundures has caused serious tension between the governments of El Salvador and Salisford, which have disputed the location of the border in the Salvadoran Valley ever since the end of the Great Surian War in 1844. The Salvadoran government continues to recognize the independence of Noundures and allegedly continues to support the Free Noundurian Army, despite the fact that both El Salvador and Salisford are full members of the Cooperation and Development Coalition (CODECO).

Etymology

The Free Republic of Noundures is named after the Noundures Desert.

The Free Republic of Noundures is named after the Noundures Desert, in which the majority of the state's territorial claim is located. The name "Noundures" is derived from Nou Hondures, which is the Salvadoran form of the Creeperian name given to the Salvadoran Valley: Nuevo Honduras. Honduras was the name of a kingdom which existed in the 13th and 14th centuries until it was annexed by Creeperopolis. The origins of the name "Honduras" is unknown.

Before the state's declaration of independence, its leaders considered adopting the names "Northern Salvador" (Nord Salvador) or "New Salvador" (Nou Salvador), but ultimately decided against it for unknown reasons. The name "Olèrdolian Republic" (República Olèrdoliana) was also considered, and was used to some extent in the early years of the state's existence, but it fell our of favor after 1935. It was initially named the "State of Noundures" until a coup d'état in 1935 which renamed the country to the "Free Republic of Noundures". Until 1935, it was also sometimes referred to as the "People's Republic of Noundures" as it was ruled by a far-left government during the period from 1933 to 1935.

History

Prehistory and Salvadoran rule

The Nerja Cave located in Risud.

The earliest human habitation in the area claimed by the Free Republic of Noundures dates to approximately 52,000 BC. Most archeological sites between 52,000 BC and 35,000 BC are located around the Granada River due to the fresh water supplied by the river year-round in the middle of the vast Noundures Desert. After 35,000 BC, archeological sites have been uncovered in the desert itself, indicating that ancient oases likely existed throughout the desert which have since evaporated. Many caves in the Noundures Desert have been found to have art painted on the wall, with the oldest discovered dating to approximately 24,000 BC, the oldest known cave paintings discovered within the Salvadoran Valley.

For almost all of recorded history, Noundures has been inhabited by Salvadorans. The first nation state located within Noundures was the Kingdom of Olero which existed in the area between 1,100 BC and 611 AD. The Kingdom of Olero founded the city of Olèrdola, the current capital city of the Free Republic of Noundures, in the 1,000s BC, making it one of the oldest continuously inhabited settlements in the Salvadoran Valley. The Kingdom of Olero fractured in 611 AD and was succeeded by the Kingdom of Alségu, which existed until 1048 when it was conquered by the Kingdom of Conesa. The Kingdom of Conesa was the largest nation in the Salvadoran Valley until 1699, when it was annexed by the expanding Kingdom of El Salvador which was then led by King Josep I.

19th and 20th century Salvadoran irredentists

Since its establishment in 1680, El Salvador engaged in several skirmishes against the Kingdom of Salisford regarding the exact location of the border between the two nations in the Altari Mountains. As a result of the two kingdom's disputes, El Salvador joined the Great Surian War on the side of the Kingdom of Castilliano in 1836 in the hopes of solidifying the border in their favor. The war ended in a Salisfordian victory, however, and as a part of the Treaty of Rubicone which ended the state of war between El Salvador and Salisford, El Salvador was forced to concede large sections of territory east and south of the Altari Mountains to Salisford on 15 January 1844.

Lluís Altayo Ramió was a major proponent of Salvadoran irredentism.

Salvadoran irredentists sought to regain the territory ceded to Salisford, but their efforts were completely undermined by the Creeperian conquest of the country in 1858, upon which El Salvador was reorganized into the Captaincy General of Nuevo Honduras, a military-governed territory of Creeperopolis. Many Salvadorans who sought the restoration of an independent El Salvador also called for the return of all lands ceded by the Treaty of Rubicone. Salvadoran independence was restored in 1888 following a plebiscite which abolished military rule, abolished the monarchy, and established a republic. The country declared its independence on 1 November 1888 with Lluís Altayo Ramió of the Party of the Salvadoran People (PPS) being elected as the country's first president.

Before his election as president of El Salvador, Altayo Ramió was born and lived in Olèrdola, and the annexation of the city into Salisford forced him and his family to relocate to Sonsochapan. Altayo Ramió was an outspoken advocate of the return of what he called the "Modica Strip", or the northernmost portion of the Noundures Desert which was controlled by Salisford, and the "Maspujols Strip", the easternmost portion of the desert controlled by Salisford, back to El Salvador unconditionally. He lost reelection in 1894 to Esdres Fontcuberta Lacruz of the Salvadoran Nationalist Party (PNS), but he soon reelected in 1900 after accusing Fontcuberta Lacruz of "not being a true Salvadoran nationalist" and for not demanding the return of the Modica and Maspujols strips.

In 1901, Altayo Ramió issued his manifesto regarding his Salvadoran irredentist views. Titled "On the Restoration of the Fatherland", his manifesto outlined his vision for the incorporation and development of the Modica and Maspujols strips, and his manifesto became exceptionally popular among Salvadorans living within Salisford. Altayo Ramió offered to host Salisfordian leadership in Ciutat dels Àngels to negotiate the return of Salisfordian lands in the Noundures Desert to El Salvador, but Salisford refused to send a delegation as it viewed the terms of the Treaty of Rubicone as "decided" and "unchangeable".

After Altayo Ramió's death in 1910, his successors continued to attempt to negotiate with Salisford, but every time, Salisford refused to enter any negotiations regarding the status of their territories in the Noundures Desert. In 1926, President Gonçal Montanya Llavallo was deposed by the Junta of National Reorganization which abolished the government system established by Altayo Ramió in 1908. The coup's leader, Brigadier Alfons Manonell Desplans, denounced the ideologies of Altayo Ramió and his successors, and many believed that the Salisfordian government played a role in the coup to remove a Salvadoran government it viewed as hostile towards its territorial integrity. Neither of Manonell Desplans' successors, Adalbert Espasí Masrramon and Josep Boixadé Callo, made any demands from Salisford to return land in the Noundures Desert.

Declaration of independence from Salisford

Adalbert Boronat Cruilles, the first president of Noundures.

On 4 January 1933, the government of Boixadé Callo was overthrown by leftist rebels who installed Tomàs Regalat Esglaó as the country's president. Regalat Esglaó changed the country's name to the State of Granada and sided Granada with the National Council for Peace and Order (National Council) in the unfolding Creeperian Civil War. With Regalat Esglaó in power, the Party of the Salvadoran People returned to power for the first time since 1926 and pushed for Regalat Esglaó to attempt to reclaim "integral Salvadoran territory" in the Noundures Desert by force in the midst of the Salvadoran War against right-wing insurgents supported by the Catholic Imperial Restoration Council (Imperial Council).

The Granadian military organized a military force, the Noundurian Liberation Front (FAN), in mid-1933 for a planned invasion of the Modica Strip. On 10 July 1933, the Granadian military invaded the Modica Strip with the goal of capturing it in its entirety. The invasion's leader, General Adalbert Boronat Cruilles, declared the establishment of the State of Noundures as an independent state, claiming the Modica Strip in its entirety. He declared himself as Noundures' first president and declared himself as the cabdill of all Granadian and Noundurian forces in the Modica Strip.

Salisfordian soldiers during the Second Battle of Modica.

Granada's invasion into the Modica Strip was initially successful, capturing large amounts of territory from Salisford as there was a minimal military presence in the area. Olèrdola was captured on 31 July 1933 and was declared as the state's capital city. Modica, then the largest city in the Modica Strip, fell to the Granadians on 9 August 1933. The Granadian advance was stalled at the city of Tovela, however, where Salisfordian soldiers defeated the Granadians in battle on 20 August 1933 and eventually pushed the Granadians back to Modica. The Granadians held the city of Modica following a two-week battle in early-September 1933, and the Salisfordians withdrew to 15 miles north of the city. After the fall of Conesa to the Granadians on 20 September 1933, the Granadians and Salisfordians signed an armistice on 1 October 1933 with Noundures remaining in control of a significant portion of Salisfordian land in the Modica Strip.

Boronat Cruilles declared the invasion a "great success" and "first step" in the "inevitable" reconquest of all lands within the Salvadoran Valley. After the armistice, he began to finance some infrastructure projects along the Granada River, in part to help the Salvadorans living in the area, but primarily to help prepare for a future second invasion to fully capture the Modica Strip from Salisfordian control. Additionally, to prevent any sabotage from within the state's borders, Boronat Cruilles ordered the mass arrests of all Salisfordian men over the age of 15 within Noundures and had them all imprisoned at the Coll de Nargó Internment Camp. Approximately 12,000 people were arrested following Boronat Cruilles's decree, and between 900 and 1,200 died at the internment camp between 1933 and 1935. Boronat Cruilles established the Anti-Salisfordian Resistance militia to help arrest and guard the imprisoned Salisfordians.

In 1934, Boronat Cruilles sought to legitimize his rule and appear to Ecrosian nations as if his government was democratically elected by the Noundurian people. He called for a presidential election to be held on 1 June 1934. He ran under the banner of the left-wing Noundurian Independence Party (PIN). He did allow for an opposition party to be formed and run in the election, the right-wing Movement for Noundurian Integration (MIN). The movement was led by General Melcior Parramon Mendiz. Boronat Cruilles won the election with 66 percent of the vote, however, the election is widely considered to be fraudulent. Additionally, legislative elections were held in 1935, in which the Noundurian Independence Party won a majority of the seats.

In mid-1934, Boronat Cruilles met with Regalat Esglaó in Ciutat d'Granada and proposed the plan to create the State of Maspujols in the Maspujols Strip with an invasion of the strip, similar to the manner in which the State of Noundures was formed. The two came to an agreement that would see the invasion of the Maspujols Strip and the proclamation of the State of Maspujols once the Salvadoran War ended in a Granadian victory, however, such a victory never came, and with the overthrow of the State of Granada in mid-1935, the proposed State of Maspujols was never realized.

Coup of 1935 and dominant-party rule

The State of Noundures was heavily dependent on the State of Granada for its economic survival since its establishment. Once the right-wing Salvadoran insurgents, with the support of the Imperial Council, captured northern Granada in late-1934 and cut off Noundures from Granadian aid, the Noundurian economy began to stagnate and decline. The Imperial Council never intended to invade Noundures, however, as it continued to recognize Salisford as the rightful owner of the territory claimed by Noundures.

The separation from Granada caused much concern and panic within Noundures' political leaders, and once Granada fell to the Imperial Council in July 1935, many Noundurian leaders began to fear that Salisford would take the opportunity of a weakened Noundurian state to launch a counteroffensive to recapture its lost territory. Seeking to prevent such an opportunity, and also wanting to distance itself from its leftist origins to appease the neighboring Imperial Council and right-wing Salvadoran client government, right-wing military officers staged a coup against Boronat Cruilles, who was killed during the coup, on 2 August 1935. The coup was led by Parramon Mendiz, who proclaimed the establishment of the Noundurian Patriotic Junta (JPN), which nullified the results of the 1935 legislative election. He also ordered an end to the mass arrests of Salisfordian men, and offered amnesty to those arrested on the condition they are relocated to the Noundurian–Salvadoran border to prevent them from fleeing to Salisford.

Many loyalists of Boronat Cruilles denounced the coup and swore to resist the new government at all costs. Both the Noundurian Liberation Front and the Anti-Salisfordian Resistance opposed the coup and actively resisted the new government. In response, the government established its own militia group, the Northern Patriotic Movement (MPN) to serve as its military. Meanwhile, some participants in the coup eventually broke away from the Northern Patriotic Movement and formed their own militia, the Lluís Amadeu Altayo i Ramió Liberation Army (LAAR). In an attempt to prevent a civil war within Noundures, the junta declared that the Noundurian Independence Party would remain legal. It also declared that the old government's members would not be purged and that they would be allowed to participate in the formation of the country's new government system. This appeased most Boronat Cruilles loyalists, but some continued to fight the government until 1951.

Melcior Parramon Mendiz, president of Noundures (1937–1943).

A new presidential election was held in June 1937, and Parramon Mendiz was proclaimed as the election's winner, who defeated Nèstor Matons Grasas with 82 percent of the vote. The Noundurian Independence Party rejected the election as being fraudulent, but eventually accepted the results, fearing reprisals from the ruling Movement for Noundurian Integration. During this time, the Noundurian Independence Party began to move away from wanting integration to El Salvador, especially due to the country now being ruled by a right-wing military dictatorship, and began to favor Noundures remaining an independent state. Meanwhile, the Movement for Noundurian Integration began to heavily favor integration into El Salvador because it was ruled by a right-wing military dictatorship, despite it initially favoring independence in ironic contrast to the movement's name.

Parramon Mendiz became president on 10 July 1937, and formally abolished the Noundurian Patriotic Junta. He also established, by presidential decree, the National Legislative Junta (JLN), the nation's new legislative body. New legislative elections were held in 1938, and the Movement for Noundurian Integration won a majority of the seats in the 21 seat legislature. Parramon Mendiz met with Salvadoran President Carlos Castillo Armas in El Mozote on 2 October 1938 to discuss possible annexation to El Salvador. No annexation of territory resulted from the meeting, but it did confirm that the Salvadoran government would continue to recognize Noundures as a sovereign state. By the late-1930s, the new Salvadoran government became more hesitant to annex Noundures, fearing retaliation from the Salisfordian government.

Presidential elections were held in 1943, and Parramon Mendiz announced that he would not be running for reelection. The Movement for Noundurian Integration nominated General Llorenç Bataller Zúrich, and the Noundurian Independence Party again nominated Matons Grasas. Bataller Zúrich won the election with 79 percent of the vote, and assumed the presidency on 10 July 1943. On 10 July 1944, Bataller Zúrich declared the formation of the Free Noundurian Army (ENL), formed from the merger of the four militia groups operating in the country. He claimed that the formation of a single national army was essential in preserving the existence of Noundures, and that being divided into four separate militias would lead to the manifestation of division and instability.

Attempted coup of 1951 and one-party rule

Bataller Zúrich was reelected to a second six year term in 1949, defeating Matons Grasas with 76 percent of the vote. The Noundurian Independence Party denounced the election as fraudulent, demanded Bataller Zúrich's resignation, and called for a new, free election to be held. Bataller Zúrich rejected their demands and even threatened to cancel the 1952 legislative election if the Noundurian Independence Party and its leadership do not accept the results of the 1949 election.

Nèstor Matons Grasas, who attempted a coup in 1951.

Matons Grasas, along with Brigadiers Gonçal Novials Serch and Amèric Penella Sagués, began to formulate a plan to overthrow Bataller Zúrich's government and restore the Noundurian Independence Party to power. They planned to assassinate Matons Grasas, Alexandre Sellarés Verdera, the chairman of the National Legislative Junta, Quirze Sanges Montaña, the minister of defense, as well as former President Parramon Mendiz. The three planned for Matons Grasas to assume the presidency, Novials Serch would become the chairman of the JNL, and Penella Sagués would be appointed as the minister of defense.

The three conspirators rallied support from leftists within the Free Noundurian Army, most of whom were former members of the three leftist militias which merged into the Free Noundurian Army in 1944. On 7 September 1951, around 3,000 rebel soldiers attacked the Presidential Palace and the Legislative Palace. Matons Grasas declared the suspension of the constitution and that the military was taking "emergency actions" against a discovered conspiracy. The remaining 6,000 soldiers of the Free Noundurian Army in Olèrdola, however, fought against the rebellion soldiers.

A makeshift ambulance in Olèrdola during the 1951 coup attempt.

The loyal soldiers of the Free Noundurian Army defeated the rebellion soldiers by the end of the day, but during the coup, rebellious soldiers commanded by Novials Serch succeeded in assassinating Bataller Zúrich. Sellarés Verdera assumed the position of provisional president and declared a state of emergency and martial law. He ordered the immediate executions of Matons Grasas, Novials Serch, and Penella Sagués on 8 September 1951, and banned the Noundurian Independence Party, ordering the mass arrests of all of its members. From September to December 1951, an estimated 30,000 members of the Noundurian Independence Party were arrested and imprisoned.

Sellarés Verdera canceled the 1952 legislative elections, and instead, called for an early presidential election for June 1952. Only the Movement for Noundurian Integration was allowed to run candidates, as Sellarés Verdera also banned the formation of any opposition political parties, turning Noundures into a one-party state. He did not run for election, instead choosing to remain as chairman of the JLN. Instead, Sanges Montaña ran unopposed and won 100 percent of the vote, assuming office on 10 July 1952. He scheduled legislative elections for 1953, and as the Movement for Noundurian Integration was the only political party allowed to run, it won all 21 seats on the legislature.

Fighting during the Rubicon War

Josep Esteba Treserra, the longest serving president of Noundures (1958–1979) and later president of El Salvador.

Post-Rubicon War era

Geography

Elevation

Climate

Bodies of water

Government

Government structure

Officially, the Free Republic of Noundures is a presidential republic. The state holds elections every three years which occur on two cycles. One cycle of elections is for the presidency, where elections are held every six years, and the second cycle of elections is for the legislature, which is also held every six years. The elections are widely considered to be fraudulent by the international community, and they are not recognized by the Salisfordian government. Additionally, since 1952, only the Movement for Noundurian Integration has been allowed to run in elections. Additionally, in every presidential election since 1952, there has only been one candidate who has always won 100 percent of the vote.

The president of Noundures holds executive power within the state's government, while the legislature, the National Legislative Junta, holds little to no little power in the every day function of government. The president, who has always been an active military officer, rules effectively by decree as mandated by the country's constitution, making the Free Republic of Noundures a legal dictatorship. Many independent analysts consider the government of the Free Republic of Noundures to be a de facto military dictatorship.

The following is the current presidential cabinet of the Free Republic of Noundures:

Emblem of the Free Republic of Noundures
Cabinet of the Free Republic of Noundures
OfficeNameTerm
President of the Free RepublicMalaquies Llorca Caparrós10 July 2015 – present
Minister of DefenseAmèric Perarnau Agué10 July 2015 – present
Minister of Internal AffairsVícenç Tenas Daya10 July 2015 – 10 July 2018
Zèfir Cladera Mirambell10 July 2018 – 7 September 2018
Romeu Aguarta Vidiella7 September 2018 – present
Minister of External AffairsAugust Baixes Manresa10 July 2015 – present
Minister of the EconomyBalthazar Robirosa Lucas10 July 2015 – present
Minister of InfrastructureLlorenç Giro Cols10 July 2015 – 10 July 2021
Cristòfol Bastarda Fonfría10 July 2021 – present
Minister of EducationAgustí Llansana Torrus10 July 2015 – present
Minister of LawJustí Carrasco Puigrós10 July 2015 – present
Minister of LaborAndreu Ribes Sales10 July 2015 – present
Minister of DevelopmentJustí Boncompte Valls10 July 2015 – 10 July 2021
Adalbert Ximenis Cabañas10 July 2021 – present

Military organization

The Free Noundurian Army (ENL) serves as the national military of the Free Republic of Noundures. The national military was formed by the merger of four paramilitary groups in 1944 to centralize the country's military force. The militias which merged to form the Free Noundurian Army are:

Noundurian conscripts in 1962.

Due to the militaristic nature of the Noundurian government and perceived need for military power to maintain the independence of the Free Republic of Noundures, all Noundurian men are required to serve in the Free Noundurian Army for a period of five years of active service once they turn eighteen years old. Once their period of conscription ends, they can return to their civilian lives but remain on a permanent list of reserve soldiers, or continue to serve in the Free Noundurian Army.

Most of the training and equipment of the Free Noundurian Army is purchased from El Salvador, who, in turn, purchases its military equipment from Creeperopolis. As such, most of the weapons and vehicles of the Free Noundurian Army are Creeperian in origin, mostly from the Figueroa Arms Company (FEA) and the Zaldívar Vehicle Company (ZEV), respectively. During the Rubicon War, Creeperopolis overtly supplied the Free Noundurian Army, but since 1978, all materiel shipments to Noundures from Creeperopolis went through El Salvador.

General Amèric Perarnau Agué serves as the current Minister of Defense, having served since 10 July 2015.

Administrative divisions


Departments of the Free Republic of Noundures
No. Flag Department Capital Population
1.
Lloconesa
Lloconesa Conesa
2.
Muntanest
Muntanest Les Piles
3.
Nou Montagno
Nou Montagno Lladorre
4.
Nou Sant Miquel
Nou Sant Miquel Viladamat
5.
Rinord
Rinord Sanaüja
6.
Risud
Risud Olèrdola
7.
Sant Jeroni
Sant Jeroni Hostalric

International recognition

Demographics

Population

Ethnicity

Religion

The majority of the population in Noundures adheres to Creeperian Catholicism, almost all of whom are ethnic Salvadorans. The majority of ethnic Savottans adhere to Savottan Catholicism, while the majority of Sabotans adhere to Sunni Islam. Less than one percent of the population is considered to be atheist or irreligious. Creeperian Catholicism is maintained as the country's official state religion. According to law, being a member of the Creeperian Catholic Church is a requirement for participation at any level of government in Noundures.

Economy

Culture

Sports

Association football is the most popular sport in the Free Republic of Noundures. It is represented internationally by the Noundures national football team, however, it has only played matches against Atlántida, Castilliano, Creeperopolis, El Salvador, the State of the Church, and the teams of other states with limited recognition. Noundures maintains a domestic league, the Lliga de Futbol A, with eight clubs since 1978, but its clubs have never competed in an international tournament organized by CONFUSUR. The only competitive matches the Noundures national team has ever competed in were during the 10th Anniversary Liberation Games of July 1945.

Holidays

Date Local name Jackian name Observance
1 January Dia d'Any Nou New Year's Day The first day of the year.
10 July Dia de la Independència Independence Day The anniversary of the establishment of Noundures.
16 July Dia de l'Alliberament d'Salvadorencs Salvadoran Liberation Day The anniversary of the capture of Ciutat d'Granada.
31 July Dia de l'Alliberament d'Olèrdola Olèrdoliro Liberation Day The anniversary of the capture of Olèrdola.
2 August Dia de la Restauració Restoration Day The anniversary of the 1935 Noundurian coup d'état.
7 September Dia Commemoratiu Memorial Day The anniversary of the 1951 Noundurian coup d'état attempt.
12 September Dia de la Pàtria Fatherland Day The date of birth of Lluís Altayo Ramió.
25 December Dia del Nadal Christmas Day The traditional date of the birth of Jesus.

See also

Notes

  1. The four rebel groups which merged to form the Free Noundurian Army (ENL) include the Anti-Salisfordian Resistance (RAS), the Lluís Amadeu Altayo i Ramió Liberation Army (LAAR), the Northern Patriotic Movement (MPN), and the Noundurian Liberation Front (FAN).