California has a short history, being a relatively new nation. This article will discuss the nation of The Republic of California, not any other Californias, or the Californian region.
Colonization and Beginning Edit
Hong Kong was rebuilding from the 168 Day War when Harrington decided to conquest into the Pacific. Harrington sent his best captain, Gang Wu Men, to sail a fleet across the Pacific. Wu thought Los Angeles may be a good commonwealth to set up, but it was already taken by other nations. Because of this, he went north, to San Luis Obispo. He had Hong Kong's military build up the broken down town, and created a military for the newly declared Republic. California invaded several nations, gaining much money for the new nation. With this money, Harrington had the military annex Santa Cruz, further up the coast.
Since annexation of the two cities. Hong Kong has focused on several industries. These include coal mining, agriculture, banking, and shopping. Their military is fairly large for their size.
Change to Viceroyalty Edit
Approximately a year had passed before Harrington realized the power of California's autonomy. Independence movements grew stronger, and Kowloon was losing its grasp over California. With support of Hong Kong's legislature, Harrington sent a force across the Pacific to occupy the small Republic of California. Using executive power, he declared it a viceroyalty under Hong Kong, hence more directly under the influence of Harrington and Hong Kong's legislature. Wu remained leader of Hong Kong, but he became a viceroy rather than a 'president,' as the new title ensured his powers were restricted.