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Euskadi-Navarre
Some attributes
Capital: Bilbao
Language: Basque
Demonym: Basque, Navarrese
Population: Unknown
Form of Government: Republic
Euskadi-Navarre Flag

Flag of Euskadi-Navarre

Euskadi-Navarre is a Basque- and French- speaking republic in north-eastern Iberia. Until recently, it was a very turbulent state, and was eventually annexed to France. After the French Revolution, it became independent again, and has enjoyed relative peace.

History:

1035, Sancho III wills all of the kingdom of Navarre to his son Garcia Sanchez.

1054 and following: Navarre wins a war against Castile, resulting with a restoration of status quo ante bellum.

1134: Alfonso I, after having his marriage declared null and void by the pope, names Garcia Ramirez as his heir.

1512: Castile again invades Navarre, only to be defeated for a second time by Basque-Navarre forces under King John III.

1589: Henry III converts to Catholicism and unites the crowns of Navarre and France.

1789: French Revolution leads to chaos and revolutions amongst the Navarese, especially the Basque population.

1793: Louis XVI is executed.

1790s: Basque guerrillas lead resistance operations throughout Navarre.

1815: The Congress of Vienna restores the independence of what is now called Euskadi-Navarre.

Culture:

Main article:Culture of Euskadi-Navarre

Euskadi-Navarre culture is heavily influenced by both French and Basque culture.

Sport:

The most popular sport is Pilota, a game that is played by two people in a two walled court. The object is to hit the ball off one or both of the walls and have it land in a place where the opposing team cannot get to it before it bounces on the ground twice. Gambling on the outcome of the match is allowed, and is, in many ways, the main attraction of the sport for spectators.

Food:

Navrrese food is very filling and hearty. The Basques were some of the first people to hunt whales, and both whale and fish features prominently in their cuisine. Meat form the land is also often a centrepiece of a Navarrese meal.