In contemplating what to do with this nation RP for some time and being unable to commit the time I eventually had a dream last weekend where I was considering changing nations but instead decided to make it communist … In the dream that is. But I’m awake now and pitching it IRL for our fantasy world: The narrative of Fiannia I have set up currently is that Sylvanian frontier territories or the young states that comprise my nation broke away from Sylvania during a war with Pohjanmaa. I’ve never really had a good reason why, only perhaps that Fiannians desired full autonomy and anarcho-libertarianism away from the Sylvanian Feds and Pohjan Imperialists. I cannot explain why the Fiannian territories did not fall back into Sylvania and considering now that it is locked in between the Democratic Defense Initiative for forty years almost I have trouble imagining how Fiannia isn’t part of that or just a series of Sylvanian states. With what little RP I have done in the last two months it has been foreshadowing a Christian fundamentalist movement – I think they should be Mormons essentially, but I haven’t RP’d them as such yet. Like Mormons they would have had a charismatic prophet, I’ll call him Gary Ambrose, and he would have followed a similar path of expulsion from established cities in Sylvania in the mid to late 1800s. Importantly though he would have, in the course of prophesizing and proselytizing, made the ‘Red Horse Prophecy’. This is a play on the controversial: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_Horse_Prophecy In this RP version my Christian frontier group would have believed instead that the Sylvanian constitution was inspired by God, and that the 1950s war and circumstances of the time were some sign of the Sylvanian Federal Government faltering away from its pure purpose. The prophesied red horse to save the nation, in their perverted lenses, would have been aid from a communist state or movement. This is a proposition to make Fiannia historically and contemporaneously a communist associated state. I’m not going red flag or making all aspects of the country a soviet clone, but I am proposing that there would have been cooperation and association with the Rurikgrad Pact in such a way that maintained separation and prevented integration with Sylvania post-war or DDI in the subsequent decades. I am proposing this and not just running with it because it’s certainly possible that Sylvania and the DDI states would have never allowed this to go on for so long, or that perhaps historically there is no external communist state or movement externally that would have made the “red horse” prophecy possible . . or that the Rurikgrad Pact may have not bothered to invest in or risk propping up a remote state like Fiannia.