San José Islands Territories
Territorios Insulares de San José
Official Language(s): Spanish,Italian(spoken in all Casteddu region,southern San José)
Government:Federal Democratic Republic
Head of State:Victor Bachurrios
Indipendence: from Genova: 1650
Currency: Llera Sanjosejita (LLS)
Located in the heart of Mediterranean Sea,near Sardinia Island,there's San José. San José consists in a group of islands,the largest is San José Island. This group of islands was settled by a catholic population in 100 a.c. When they arrived the Islands were like a desert. So,they settled it and decided to call their "new" land San José,because they arrived there on March,the 19th,the day of San Joseph/José. This first country was called Free Kingdom of San José.
So San José main island was settled. There was a Kingdom,an army,a people,but... There wasn't an official flag. People understood that a real free state should have a flag. So the first flag of San José was created. The main symbol is the "Estrella del Mar" (star of the sea),that is the national symbol of San José,then there are two colors:Red and Yellow.
Red means the blood of San José people,that suffered to escape from Spain. Yellow is the sun. So,"San José" feeling was stronger. San José inhabitants could say that they were from the Free Kingdom of San José!
During Genoan occupation the flag stayed so. For Sanjoseans the Genoan occupation was very hard. They wanted a free nation,an indipendent nation. So,in 1649 a bloody civil war started. The main battles were fought in Calvazara,Barrìz and Monte Taburrìos. Lot of Sanjoseans died. Finally,after a bloody year of war,in 1650,San José got Indipendence.
But the government changed,now san José was a Principate. The Gaztrota Family was at the head of the state. The flag changed,now there was a red lion. But Sanjoseans were happy with the Gaztrotas,until 1943 they administered very well San José.
During Gaztrota government,San José knew a large process of urbanization. New schools were also opened,and in 1899 the 70% of Sanjoseans was lettered.
The crysis for Gaztrota arrived in early 40's of 1900. The new head of state, Pablo Moreno de Santa Marìa Gaztrota IV,was too old and the state wasn't governed well. So,in 1943,the Socialist Miguel Celvarrozo did a golpe and Pablo Moreno d.S.M. Gaztrota went to Italy. But with the San Fermìn treaty,the co-governors of Miguel Celvarrozo were again the Gaztrotas. The flag changed again,a red star was put on the Gaztrota coat of arms. New res.areas were built at the periphery of the cities. San José grew and grew up. From 4millions in 1945,in 1990 there were 14millions people there.
During Celvarrozo-era the socialism feeling was great,so lot of manifests were put on the walls of the cities of San José...
So,with the fall of the communism the Socialist San José fell (1992) and San José became a Federal Republic.
Since 1993,San José's economy grew a lot and lots of multinational companies decided to put their seats there. The flag returned with the "Estrella del Mar"...
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