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Eastern Republic of Uruguay
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Country
Continent: South America
Capital: Montevideo
National Language: Spanish
Government: Unitary presidential constitutional republic
Status in OTL: Active

Uruguay, officially the Eastern Republic of Uruguay, is a country located in the southeastern part of South America, in between Brazil and Argentina with an Atlantic coast. With an area of approximately 176,000 square kilometres (68,000 sq mi), Uruguay is geographically the second-smallest nation in South America after Suriname.

Uruguay remained largely uninhabited until the establishment of Colonia del Sacramento, one of the oldest European settlements in the country, by the Portuguese in 1680. Montevideo was founded as a military stronghold by the Spanish in the early 18th century, signifying the competing claims over the region. Uruguay won its independence between 1811 and 1828, following a four-way struggle among Spain, Portugal, Argentina and Brazil. It remained subject to foreign influence and intervention throughout the 19th century, with the military playing a recurring role in domestic politics until the late 20th century. Modern Uruguay is a democratic constitutional republic, with a president who serves as both head of state and head of government.

Uruguay in The Guns of the SouthEdit

In 1866, Uruguay, Brazil, and Argentina were fighting a war against Paraguay. A Confederate news service filed a war report in Montevideo, Uruguay on October 29, and it was published in the Raleigh Constitution that December.[1]

Uruguay in The War That Came EarlyEdit

By 1940, the Soviet Union was already at war with Germany and Poland, and England and France were about to declare war on the Soviet Union as well. Red Air Force pilot Anastas Mouradian feared that, with the way things were going, Uruguay would be the next country to join the list of enemies.[2]

Uruguay in WorldwarEdit

Uruguay remained neutral in World War II. In 1942, it was conquered by the Race's Conquest Fleet along with the rest of South America.[3] Uruguay was recognised as a Race colony after the Peace of Cairo in 1944.

Uruguay in The Two GeorgesEdit

See: La Plata (The Two Georges)

Literary commentEdit

On the world map, Uruguay is part of La Plata, a much larger Argentina.

ReferencesEdit

  1. The Guns of the South, p. 375-376.
  2. The Big Switch, p. 219, HC.
  3. See Colonization map.

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