Republic of Malta
Maltese and English
Unitary parliamentary constitutional republic
Status in OTL:
British Malta, used until its independence in 1964.
The Republic of Malta is a small and densely populated European microstate in the Mediterranean Sea just south of Sicily, comprising an archipelago of seven islands. Its central location has made it a desirable outpost, and in the past it has been a possession of, among others, the Roman, French, and British Empires.
little-known species of elephant was native to Malta. One live specimen was shipped to the waterfront of San Francisco, California, USA, and was the target of a violent competition between various criminals who desired possession of it.
In early April 1942, anti-
war protestors in London called for British withdrawal from Malta, among other demands.
Malta was a possession of the Republican Sultanate of the Maghrib. Hardline nationalists (not just  Aquinists) within the Grand Duchy of Italy saw Sicily as an unredeemed part of their homeland, but these factions never got enough push to affect policy.
Malta was part of the British Empire. In the late 20th Century, one of the titles of King-Emperor Charles III was Lord of Malta.
Malta, part of the British Empire, was besieged by the Italians and Germans from 1940-1942 during World War II. The Race's 1942 invasion of Earth disrupted all of this. After the dust settled and the  Peace of Cairo was signed in 1944, the Germans retained Malta as part of the . Reich
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