The Kadrian Islands is a group of islands to the north-east of the Aleksanian Island chain. It was until recently also the KSR (with the exception of the southernmost island, Novye Rodos, which was a part of Aleksania) until the Second Aleksanian Civil War.
Found in the year 1023 by Chinese explorer Shi Hung Di, the islands were largely forgotten until 1772 when they were rediscovered by French explorer Jean DuPont, who claimed it in the name of France. DuPont also set up the first settlement latter in 1778 when he came with a group of 60 colonists and established Fort-de-Kadri. Two years latter a group of 50 more settlers arrived and established the second settlement of the other side of the island, Fort du Français du Pacifique (now shortened to Fort-du-Pacifique). The island was named Île de Kadri. In 1786, the Spanish invaded the northern Kadria islands, hoping to seize them in the chaos of the French Revolution. Against all odds the colonist held back the Spanish and forced them to retreat, although they did capture a portion of the northern most islands. (Isla de la Nueva España, Isla de Kadria, and Isla de Issabella)
When the Napoleonic Wars broke out in Europe in 1803, Kadria (then called Française Kadri) was dragged into the fighting on the French side (as at that time it was a colony of France). The task Napoleon set for the Kadrian forces was to invade and take over Spanish Kadria and Russian Aleksania (as a distraction for Napoleons planed invasion of Russia). After the successful invasion of Spanish Kadria, the French Kadri forces started an invasion of the Russian pacific colony of Aleksania. What at first seemed to be another easy victory soon turned to a torturous march as the Aleksanians used the same slash and burn tactics that the Russians were using successfully against Napoleon in Europe. For the next several years there was a primitive version of the stolid trench warfare so successfully practiced on the Western Front in World War I. Finally after Napoleons defeat in his attempt to conquer Russia, the Russians forced him to cede Française Kadri (including the portions that the French captured from Spain) to Russia. The Russians organized this into part of their Pacific colony, Aleksania.
As part of the Imperial Russian Pacific Territories, which included Alaska, the parts of Lower Colombia the Russia claimed, and the Aleksanian Territory (The Aleksanian and Kadrian Islands), Kadria experienced radical changes to bring it inline with the Aleksanian governor’s, Peter IV, standards. One of the most radical was the elimination of any references to Napoleon Bonaparte. The second was the mandatory learning of Russian for all peoples under the age of 21. Before all of the Peter IV’s changes could be realized, all of the Russian Pacific Territories (with the exception of Lower Colombia, whose independence was recognized by Russia only one year before in 1866) were sold to the United States in the year 1867.
United States TerritoryEdit
One of the first changes made by the new US governor Henry Davidson was to eliminate the restrictions that had been placed on subjects involving Napoleon, and change the ruling of mandatory learning of Russian to the mandatory learning of English. During its life as an American territory, Kadria expanded greatly, its population had increased to one million by the year 1875 because of a settlement benefit sponsored by the US government. Industry boomed during this time, and by 1900 Kadria had began to rival some European countries such as Luxembourg and the Netherlands.
With the American declaration of war of Spain in 1898, Kadrians went to war for a foreign power for the last time. During the war, Aleksanians and Kadrians alike both fought exclusively in the Pacific Theatre, participating in multiple battles at sea and on Guam and in the Philippians. Throughout the war, 877 Kadrians were wounded and 123 killed in action.