Chernarus: A Beginning

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The first settlements in the area date back to 5th Century B.C. When the valleys of the Burnaja and Svetlaya rivers were inhabited by Skyth tribes and nomads, who later formed the Takmyr and Karzeg nations. Which are current day Karzegistan and Takistan and Takmyr being the capital of Takistan. The center of modern Chernarus had been founded in the delta of the Burnaya River and on the coast, divided from the Zagorie region which was under the supremacy of a Moscow Principate by the Black Mountains ridge.
The Slavic population constantly had to fight off the raiders from the southwest so it was traditionally bound with Russia, but always kept its independence. In the 12th Century it was controlled by dukes, in the 13th century it was united by Taras Kozub. The Kozub dynasty ruled until 1631.

Chernarus has several old castle ruins and fortresses, which were built at during the 11th and 12th century by Duke Kozlov, for protecting important roads and grounds, which were often attacked from the sea and by southwestern raiders and such. The Pik Kozlova mountain just east of Chernogorsk is named after Duke Kozlov.

Chernarus Joins The Russian Empire

The image above shows the Russian empire as it was just before as it had it’s Communist revolution in 1917, Chernarus had officially joined the empire just after 1631 due to its past being under rule by many other horrible powers in which they continued to fail and change consistently by every turn of a century. It had finally joined the Russian Empire because it had the closest ties to Russia and the eastern orthodox church. Not much is known about Chernarus’s state during it’s time under the Russian empire up until the 1917 Revolution.

Chernarus Becomes A Soviet Republic

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Just after the 1917 Revolution the Soviet Union was born, in 1922 Chernarus had been officially made a Soviet Socialist Republic just like most other Countries such as Ukraine, Georgia, Armenia etc.
During it’s time as a Republic it had fully developed many things, during the Second Great War it was know that the North West Airfield in the South Zagorian Region of Chernaurus was created to train Soviet Chernarussian soldiers due to the invading fascist Nazi Germany in 1941.

The following on the list is most of the major developments/changes during the Soviet Union.

• Growth of cities and population.
• Highest Education system provided by soviet government.
• Factories and manufacturing for vast work force.
• Russificaton of language/usage of Cyrillic script.
• Architecture of buildings such as Schools, Apartments, etc.
• Vast police force ensuring little to none crime.
• Free public transportation/ Bus stations and train station around Chernarus.
• Growth of port cities like Chernogorsk for shipping in the Green Sea.
• Several Soviet/Russian military installations with powerful weapons and vehicles.
• Patriotism and confidence of people

Chapaevsk [Чапаевск] is one of the several residential apartment locations around Chernarus, and was created during the Soviet Union to house the workers and their families for the near by city of Chernogrorsk.

Kamensk mine was also an example to the Soviet work force and can be seen in the this picture sill in use in modern day Chernarus.

Chernarus Becomes Independent

During the follow up of the fall of Communism, many of the soviet republics soon began to follow up into riots and people to realize what was going on. After Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev made two reforms know as Perestroika and Glasnost, which ultimately helped in destroying the USSR and the satellites states such as Poland and Czechoslovakia which gained their own power and the several republics such as Chernarus gained independence in 1991. The map show here shows it’s borders next to Takistan and Russia.

Shared by Rustycaddy on January 24, 2016

Thanks to Tatanko for some of the images I used in this first installment of Chernarus’s history. More to come on modern day Chernarus and its Civil war and the following infection that takes place just after. Enjoy 🙂