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Radio Antenna at Kelvedon Hatch

Kelvedon Hatch emergency broadcast tower, which would have transmitted official announcements after a nuclear attack on the UK. English: Radio Antenna at Kelvedon Hatch (M. Kenyon), ~31 May 2007.

ScenarioEdit

Government would have limped on after an atomic war from places like Kelvedon Hatch Secret Nuclear Bunker and RAF Hack Green (for the UK). Valuable members of the public, the armed forces and some critical industries would also be protected to a degree, but most would have perished!

No doubt some places would survive "Poland is 'toast'!" and in time form small principality and city states like this S.E. Polish one, The Republic of Mount Tarnica, which I made on another wiki.

National dataEdit

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The Republic of Mount Tarnica , commonly called "Tarnica", is a survivor state in Eastern Europe. It is is a federal and democratic and parliamentary republic located in Poland, plus a small part of Slovakia.

National data.
Statistic. Data.
Native name(s). Republika Mount Tarnicę (Polish).
English name. The Republic of Mount Tarnica.
OTL location. Tatra County, Tarnów County, Nowy Sącz County, Gorlice County, Bukowina Tatrzańska county, Nowy Targ County, Jasło County, Dębica County, Brzozów County, Jarosław County, Limanowa County, Bochnia County, Krosno County, Gorlice County, Krosno County, Strzyżów County, Rzeszów County, Przeworsk County, Łańcut County, Lubaczów County, Przemyśl County, Sanok County, Lesko County and Bieszczady County in southern Poland. Municipalities of Humenné, Bardejov and Snina in the Prešov Region in N.E. Slovakia.
Population. 1,125,000 (2012 cencus) and 1,245,500 (2015 est.).
Motto. In Deo faciemus et nos et tribus spero! (Latin)/W Boga i głosowania robimy zaufać! (Polish)/V Boha a hlasovanie my veriť! (Slovakian)
Motto in English "In God and voting we do trust!"
Capital Przemyśl.
City largest Przemyśl.
Other major settlements Tarnów, Dębica, Rzeszów, Bochnia, Humenné, Bardejov, Snina and Zakopane.
Ethnic groups. Polish 45%, Slovak 35%, Ukrainian 10.8%, Roma (4.0%), Rusyns (2.7%), Germans (1%), Romanians (0.5%), Hungarians (0.5%), Czechs (0.5%), Jews/Yiddishers, Belorussian and Russian.
Official languages Polish and Slovak
Minority languages Ukrainian, Czech, Roma, Rusyns, Belorussian, Romanian, Yiddish, Hebrew, Hungarian and Russian.
Anthem Hymn Rzeczypospolitej Mount Tarnicę\Hymna Republiky Mount Tarnica. (The Anthem of the Republic of Mount Tarnica.).
Motto In Deo faciemus et nos et tribus spero!/W Boga i głosowania robimy zaufać!/V Boha a hlasovanie my veriť! (Latin/Polish/Slovak.) English-"In God and voting we do trust!"
Demonym. Tarnican.
religion Roman Catholicism
religion other Irreligious, Russian Orthodox, Jews and Atheist.
legislature General Sejm.
President. Robert Choma
Prime Minister. Stefan Kolawiński
est_date December 18, 1962 (Local communists take control)
ind_date May 20 1964.
currency Tarnica Złoty and barter.
timezone Central European Time (UTC + 01: 00).
currency Bartar.

HistoryEdit

Pre-DoomsdayEdit

The Andrassy family from Transylvania started to influence the history of Humenné in the 19th century, a period characterized by economic growth. Moreover, many new buildings were erected at that time. The main fields of activities of town inhabitants were agriculture, crafts and trade. The first train appeared in Humenné in 1871, stimulating the development of trade and wood cutting. In 1899 the first business academy in Austria-Hungary was established in Humenné. Toward the end of the 19th century, Humenné counted 4,000 inhabitants.

The 20th century brought along a cultural revival. Humenné was famous for its markets and fairs. This promising, though timid, development was interrupted by World War I. A short period of the existence of Czechoslovakia between the two world wars proved to have positive effects upon the life of Humenné. As a corollary of World War II, however, all the effort had to start from the very beginning. On 26 November 1944, Humenné was captured by troops of the Soviet 18th Army, acting as a part of the 4th Ukrainian Front, after which the town became again part of Czechoslovakia.

Until 1956 Humenné was an administrative rather than an economic centre. Then the construction of a plant for the production of textile polyamide fibres, the present Chemlon company, triggered a real chain effect on the town's growth. Humenné was gradually becoming a centre of chemical, building, food and mechanical engineering industries. This had a positive impact on the development of technical colleges. The industrial development entailed large-scale housing projects, and the town area was completed by new housing estates. While there were 7,000 inhabitants living in Humenné in 1948, the population now amounts almost 40,000.

The Red Army retook the town from German forces on July 27, 1944. On 16 August 1945, a border agreement between the government of the Soviet Union and the Polish Provisional Government of National Unity, installed by the Soviets, was signed in Moscow. According to the so-called Curzon Line, the post-war eastern border of Poland has been established several kilometres to the east of Przemyśl.

In the post-war territorial settlement, the new border between Poland and the Soviet Union placed Przemyśl just within the Polish People's Republic. The border now ran only a few kilometres to the east of the city, cutting it off from much of its economic hinterland. Due to the murder of Jews in the Nazi Holocaust and the post-war expulsion of Ukrainians (in 1947's Operation Vistula or Akcja Wisla), the city's population fell to 24,000, almost entirely Polish. However, the city welcomed thousands of Polish migrants from Eastern Galicia. Their numbers restored the population to its pre-war level.

Mt Tarnica is a peak in the Bieszczady Mountains in southern Poland. Its height is 1,346 metres. It is one of the Polish Crown Peaks. The summit towers 500 metres above the Wołosatka Valley.

Tarnica is a peak in the Bieszczady Mountains in southern Poland. Its height is 1,346 metres. It is one of the Polish Crown Peaks.

The summit towers 500 metres above the Wołosatka Valley. It can be easily told apart from its neighbours by its distinctive shape. The mountain has two separate summits, one of 1,339 and one of 1,346 metres. The southern part is a steep rocky wall, while the other side consist of less steep rocky field.

Bieszczady National Park (Polish: Bieszczadzki Park Narodowy) is the third largest National Park in Poland, located in Subcarpathian Voivodeship in the extreme south-east corner of the country, bordering Slovakia and Ukraine. The Park was created in 1973.

WW3Edit

Their knowledge of eventsEdit

In the war, the cities of Kraków, Nowa Huta and Lublin were destroyed by 60kt, 25kt and 100kt bombs as well as a 100 kt missile which missed its target, Katowice, but was nonetheless near enough to radiate the zone with the fall out and caused a lot of damage. 25kt Nukes also hit Pszczyna, after it missed Oswiecem. Košice in Slovakia had also been wiped out by a 25kt nuke.

Poland and Ukraine were in ruins and 90% of Czechoslovakia was dead.

Post-WW3Edit

After WW3, Przemyśl, Tarnów, Dębica, Rzeszów, Bochnia and Zakopane, as well as some near by small towns and communities got contact going between them, as they were near to each other. it helped Przemyśl to trade with them for the winter. Similar affairs created 3 Slovakian city states of Humenné, Bardejov, Snina. A harsh winter in the December of 1961, a drought induced famine in mid-1962 and E-coli outbreak in late 1963 cost many lives.

Electromagnetic Pulses (or 'EMP') from air-bursted weapons destroyed some ~70% of the electronics across the Central Europe. Most radios, televisions, telephones systems, and computers were rendered useless. The initial death toll following the first hours of conflict was estimated at some circa ~26,000,000 people killed according to the local communist party apparatus' press release 6 weeks later.

In the aftermath of the destruction brought about by the war, the small and still intact settlements were blessed by its relatively unscathed physical condition. The counties's government worked tirelessly with the goal of bringing renewed prosperity.

As food ran short and hoards of Slovak and Ukrainian refugees poured in people became desperate and resorted rioting or looting. 3 petrol bomb blasts went off inside a Przemyśl bakery and 2 people were killed in a Lesko granary fire.

Shortly after the 3 petrol bomb blasts, inside a Przemyśl bakery, a small band of socio-political elites seized power. The first task of the newly formed the Przemyśl based State Bureau was to scavenge whatever goods could be salvaged from destroyed areas. salvage teams returned with precious supplies from local industrial center and martial law was declaimed.

1964-1979Edit

The public were getting increasingly tired of the brutality and violence of the State Bureau regime as well as the enormous shortages of food, medicine and other necessary goods. People around the country, especially young people, were beginning to openly criticise the government and the communist ideology. Faced with an overwhelming popular protest, the Communist Party all, but collapsed and the, interim President and Secretary of the State Bureau of the Communist Party of Przemyśl announced that the Communist Party would relinquish power and dismantle the single-party state on May 10, 1964. Religion, trades unions and private ownership of small businesses (under 25 employees) were legalised. It was a fact that no enterpt

The Communists won in 1968 with 45% of the vote and de-fact restored one-party rule with a decreed changed to the constitution, but the Social Democratic Party replaced them when they won the 1986 ballot with 52% of the result. The liberal Party, Conservative Party, Polish Nationalist, Slovak Nationalist and Democratic Forum Movement are the other minor parties. Poll are every 5 years and are rather rowdy at times.

Housing was fixed by 1967, farming began to improve in 1970, communist hard liners were purged in 1982, and a 100 armed militia was formed in 1984 over fears of invasion by the recently discovered Ruthinia-South Galicia and the other nations that emerged from the ruins of Poland.

Explores and traders found the unaffiliated Slovak border towns of Zboj and Nová Sedlica in 1972 and the socialist city states of Humenné, Bardejov and Snina in 1973, all of which were invited in to the federation a year later.

1980-2000Edit

The cooperation between variouse political, religious, business, civic entities and the National Guard helped diffuse tensions over the rather low food supplies throughout the spring and summer of 1984. On the 5th of May, 1985; priests, union leaders, civic and community leaders, as well as the ruling communist politicians, came together to discuss drafting a democratic new constitution. They decided on adopting a parliamentary republic system to replace the de-facto one party stat, with universal suffrage and STV type proportional representation system.

Life todayEdit

Most of the people live a agricultural hand-to mouth existence and have late 19th century technology.

Name Edit

To avoid local mayors arguing over which town’s name would be used, so the local communist party chief chose to name it after the local mountain and thus "Republic of Mount Tarnica".

CountiesEdit

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  1. Tatra County,
  2. Tarnów County,
  3. Nowy Sącz County,
  4. Gorlice County,
  5. Bukowina Tatrzańska county,
  6. Nowy Targ County,
  7. Jasło County,
  8. Dębica County,
  9. Brzozów County,
  10. Jarosław County,
  11. Limanowa County,
  12. Bochnia County,
  13. Krosno County,
  14. Gorlice County,
  15. Krosno County,
  16. Strzyżów County,
  17. Rzeszów County,
  18. Przeworsk County,
  19. Łańcut County,
  20. Lubaczów County,
  21. Przemyśl County,
  22. Sanok County,
  23. Lesko County
  24. Bieszczady County,
  25. Zboj-Nová Sedlica County,
  26. Humenné County,
  27. Bardejov County,
  28. Snina County.

Ethnic minoritiesEdit

Minorities of Roma (4.0%), Rusyns (2.7%) and there are small minorities of Germans (<1%), Romanians (<0.5%), Hungarians (<0.5%) and Czechs (<0.5%).

Health careEdit

Thyroid and skin cancers are no longer major issues, and are markedly less than they were before 1976.

EconomyEdit

Subsistence farming and chair making. Food is mostly from local farm produce.

TradeEdit

  • Exports- A few chinken, turnips, pottry, chairs and eggs.
  • Imports- A few hand tools, horses and horse drawn ploughs

ArmyEdit

A 1,500 strong sword, spear, axe and bow armed militia formed in 1970. A 25 strong border guard was formed in 1980, armed with 27 (2 spares are in storage) guns akin to the the OTL Ketland brass barrel smooth bore pistol. Both forces were equipped a few years later with 5 Bavarian revolvers akin to the OTL Uberti 1873 Old West Old Model Revolver.

MediaEdit

Posters a nailed up as and when necessary by the local authorities.

The death penaltyEdit

Murderers, sex predators, rapists, child molesters, traitors and enemy spies were executed by hanging. A moratorium on hanging has been in place since 1998.

The artsEdit

Peasant folk arts and crafts.

TargetsEdit

CzechoslovakiaEdit

  1. Malacky air base- 60kt.
  2. Komárno major industry and shipyard- 60kt and 60kt.
  3. Trenčín air base and industry- 60kt and 60kt.
  4. Košice air base and industrial center- 60kt and 60kt.
  5. Banská Bystrica air base- 60kt.
  6. Bratislava, industrial center and largest Slovak city- 60kt, but it was later scrubbed for a 10kt bomb, since Austria complained about possible collateral damage they would incur.
  7. Komárno industrial center and shipyard- 60kt and 60kt.
  8. Trenčín air base- 60kt.
  9. Banská Bystrica air base- 60kt.
  10. Prague city airport 1 x 1kt
  11. Praha Kbely airfeild 2 x 1kt
  12. Praha Ruzyně airport 1 x 1kt
  13. Topoľčany 1 x 1kt (broke up and went toxic like a dirty bomb).
  14. Topoľčany Czechoslovakian army base 2 x 1kt
  15. Topoľčany Soviet army base 2 x 1kt and 1x25kt
  16. Brno 1 x 1kt and 1x 5kt (neither exsploded)
  17. Brno Cernovice (Slatina) airfield 1 x 15kt
  18. Bělá pod Bezdězem nucliar missile silos 1x 70kt
  19. Kuřivody Soviet nuclear missile silos 1x 70kt
  20. Cheb 2x 0.3kt and 1x 1kt
  21. Tábor (Vsechov) airfield 1 x 1kt
  22. Cban Bombing Range (Manetin) airfield 1 x 5kt (American and French intelligence was poor and they thought it was a major fighter base.)
  23. Bohunice Nuclear Power Plant 1x 1.5kt (did not exploded)
  24. Zavod Turcanske Strojarne vehicular engineering works, Martin- 1x 1kt (did not go off)
  25. Headquarters of the Soviet Central Group of Forces, Milovice- 1x 5kt (broke up and went toxic like a dirty bomb) and 1x 1kt.
  26. Milovice- 1x 1kt. (broke up and went toxic like a dirty bomb).
  27. Koncise army supply depot- 1x 1kt (did not go off)
  28. Bratislava Airport (military runway)- 2x 1kt
  29. Bratislava Airport (civil runways)- 1x 1kt (did not go off)
  30. Košice city centre 25kt nuke.
  31. Misov city centre 25kt nuke

Poland  Edit

  1. Centrum Optikia optical works Warsaw- 1x 10kt (did not go off)
  2. Warsaw city centre- 1x 100kt (did not go off)
  3. Warsaw airport- 1x 10kt (did not go off)
  4. Warsaw airfield- 1x 10kt (did not go off)
  5. Warsawa steal mill complex- 1x 10kt.
  6. Warsaw industrial sector- 1x 10kt
  7. Bydgoszcz industrial sector- 1x 10kt
  8. Krakow industrial sector- 1x 10kt
  9. Krakow salt mine- 1x 10kt
  10. Krakow chemical plant- 1x 10kt
  11. Wrocław industrial sector- 1x 10kt
  12. Szczecin Port (Stettin)- 1x 10kt, 1x 10kt and 1x 100kt (the 100kt one did not go off)
  13. Szczecin  city centre (Stettin) - 1x 10kt and 1x 100kt (did not go off).
  14. Gdynia docks - 1x 10kt (did not go off)
  15. Gdynia port - 1x 10kt (did not go off)
  16. Gdańsk port- 1x 10kt (did not go off)
  17. Gdańsk city- 1x 10kt (did not go off) and 1x 100kt (the 100kt did not go off)
  18. Gdańsk industrial sector- 1x 100kt
  19. Gdańsk harbour- 1x100kt
  20. Gdańsk Navy docks- 1x 100kt (did not go off)
  21. Gdańsk shipyards- 1x 100kt (did not go off and spewed nuclear wast like a dirty bomb)
  22. Gdańsk dockyards- 1x 100kt (did not go off and spewed nuclear wast like a dirty bomb)
  23. The entire Vistula Valley- ?x ?kt, that is to say, whatever NATO could use to sterilize both banks for tens of miles inland for several century’s, from the north to the south of it and poison the river's water likewise.
  24. Polish East Baltic Fleet, Gdańsk - 1x 10kt
  25. Polish North Sea Fleet, Gdańsk - 1x 10kt
  26. Polish Skaggert Patorle flotilla, Gdańsk - 2x 10kt
  27. Soviet Skaggert Patorle flotilla, Gdańsk - 2x 10kt
  28. 43rd Army (Soviet Union) Gdańsk- 1x 10kt and 1x 100kt
  29. 43rd Army (Soviet Union) Świnoujście - 1x 10kt and 1x 100kt
  30. Skeggeret navel intelligence flotilla (Soviet Union) Świnoujście - 1x10kt
  31. 43rd Army (Soviet Union) Szczecinek- 1x 10kt
  32. Warsaw Liberation of 1945 Airfield (Polish/Soviet airforces)- 1x 10kt
  33. 7th Red Banner Tank Army Łódź- 1x 10kt
  34. 7th Red Banner Tank Army Poznań - 1x 10kt
  35. 7th Red Banner Tank Army Wrocław- 1x 100kt (did not go off)
  36. Wrocław steel mill- 1x 10kt (did not go off and spewed nuclear wast like a dirty bomb)
  37. Soviet 52nd Army Kielce- 1x 10kt
  38. Soviet 52nd Army - Częstochowa- 1x10kt
  39. Soviet 52nd Army - Kraków- 1x 10kt
  40. Soviet 96th Rifle Corps Łomża- 1x 10kt
  41. Soviet 96th Rifle Corps Mława- 1x 10kt
  42. Soviet 96th Rifle Corps Pułtusk- 1x 10kt
  43. Soviet 3rd Guards Cavalry Corps was stationed in Lublin- 1x 10kt
  44. Soviet 3rd Guards Tank Corps was stationed in Kraków- 1x10kt
  45. Soviet 5th Tank Corps was stationed in Białystok- 1x 10kt.
  46. 10th Tank Corps was stationed in Krotoszyn- 1x 10kt
  47. 20th Tank Division was stationed in Wrocław- 1x 10kt
  48. Kłomino – Brzeźnica nuclear missile silos- 2x 100kt and 1x 70kt
  49. Bydgoszcz- 1x 100kt (did not go off)
  50. Krakow- 1x 100kt (did not go off)
  51. Lubin- 1x 100kt
  52. Wrocław- 1x 100kt (did not go off)
  53. Kraków city center- 60kt
  54. Nowa Huta steel mill- 25kt
  55. Oswiecem- 25kt Missed and hit Pszczyna.
  56. Katowice- 25kt. Missed its target, but was nonetheless near enough to radiate the zone with the fall out and caused a lot of damage
  57. Kraków industrial center - 60kt
  58. Gdańsk major dockyards and industrial center- 60kt and 10kt.
  59. Wrocław army base- 60kt.

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