It is the year 2147 and we are writing now to document the rise of the new civilization, known by some as the UPDR Civilization and to others as The Upadarian Civilization. It is a civilization rooted in what is referred to as the four core
These ideals are Unity in diversity, Popular sovereignty, Democratic equality, and Rule of law. Their application based on a Christian worldview and in balanced harmony with one another form the basis of the “lifestyle and governance discipline” of “UPDRism” or
What follows is the overall timeline.
2017-2027- This is the beginning of a time of upheaval in the West especially, but disruptions of culture and technology throughout the world are also becoming more widespread. The Upadarian Society begins to plant roots here and there with members from all over, and on a more informal basis, we see the first upheaval, a crisis that some feel will lead to collapse, but it does not. It does, however, lead to a broader receptiveness to the message of the coming of a new nation of people, a new civilization, and, among Christians, the coming of a new era, the rise of a global Christian civilization and the emergence of the Ecclesia as a spiritual city-state. Some call this “the Kingdom era of the Ecclesia” because of its emphasis on the Kingdom of God and the Ecclesia together. After this time, though bright spots and reprieves are experienced, the hostility of the larger Western culture to Christians grows, which drives more and more Christians to the Upadarian orbit.
We do not know the number of
The Upadarian Society of America preaches to America to embrace its destiny and adopt the next logical stage in what William Penn and the Puritans conceived, making the USA a “Union of Popular and Democratic Republics” and following the four core
During this time, the Upadarian Society is firmly established with at least 20,000 core members in the United States. A Upadarian Manor is established in West Africa as the first overseas mission, while the first stages of the creation of the first intentional community and world headquarters of Upadaria occur.
During this period it was deemed possible that for American
Much energy was spent trying to promote the revival of the true and spiritual American nation. But this was for a time and a season, once that was rejected,
Meanwhile overseas– The new Upadarian tribal identity (coupled with the new Upadarian language) becomes a tool in West Africa and India to escape tribal wars, Upadarian refugee communities are established in West Africa, efforts begin to launch a “Upadarian” movement throughout West Africa and in Ghana, Biafra, and Liberia in particular to help those nations find and fulfill God’s call, teams which includes locals and folks from the US conduct “campaigns” teaching “Upadarianism” as a lead-in to the Gospel, and plant Upadarian “Manors” among locals who adopt the new “nationality” and renounce the old tribal identities with all the baggage they include- Upadarianism is seen as a “peace movement” in the region. The Manors become intentional communities and places of refuge in some cases or merely local chapters in other places that act
During the time the Upadarian language is “finalized” in its initial form.
India also sees the
After 2024, many Indian, Pakistani, and Burmese Christians flee to what becomes The Upadarian Kingdom of Kawthoolei, a city-state based in the Andaman Islands that eventually includes parts of Burma on and near the Malay peninsula, but this is at an indeterminate time in the story.
The Rise of Upadarian Communities: After 2021, Upadarian communities (from Upadarian Society groups around the world who need a free space to send their refugees) began to build technologically autonomous and self-sustaining refugee communities on Anticosti Island and on islands in a lake in Suriname. These refugee communities housed Christians who came from very dangerous areas and who faced ongoing threats.
By 2027, the Society develops and broadly uses its own trade script, the Upo, and is allowed to opt out of federal health care, social security, and other programs on the basis of its mutual assurance, sustainability, and participatory ownership programs. Also during this time the refugee community of Riqueday on the Franco-German border is “made public” and is given special status by France and Germany. Ultimately there will be four main communities- on Anticosti Island, on a lake island in Suriname, on the Franco-German border, and in the United State.
The Crown Principality of Upadaria on Anticosti island is established as an autonomous intentional community and world HQ of the Upadarian Society. It is initially a protectorate of the US and Canada.
The Society becomes an NGO in 2027 also, at the same time it gains Domestic Nation status in America and the lands owned by the Upadarian Land Trust are deemed to be “reservations” in the eyes of the US Federal Government. Through the strategy of avoiding partisan politics and focusing solely on lobbying for special status and standing for the Society, the Upadarian Society of America is not a target of what becomes an increasingly left-wing government.
Riqueday Castle is built in New York City as the Society’s “embassy” to the UN and as a missionary center for New York City.
During this time the Upadaria “mesh” system is developed for secure encrypted “comms” between members.
In 2026, a Upadarian “castle village” called “
2027-2033 The beginning of a time of troubles occurs as Upadarian communities emerge globally becoming autonomous and self-sustaining intentional sanctuary communities. These are legally defined in the US as “Fraternal Communities.” After the Upadarian Society of America gains recognition as a “domestic nation” in 2027 by the US Government, many other countries give the same status while treating its communities and facilities like a distributed “reservation.” More broadly, the concept of a “national sovereignty” based on sociocultural and spiritual similarities starts to gain more acceptance and legal recognition in the form of NGO’s which gain a formal seat in the UN alongside political states, “domestic nations” and “reservations” within various countries where members of a national people dwell, and “fraternal communities” which allow for greater local autonomy for communities based on a shared nationality.
The Crown Regency of Upadaria, centering on the Crown Principality of Riqueday, in parts of western New York and central Pennsylvania, while not an official entity, develops a “ mirror government” both for members and to interact officially with county and municipal governments.
The US government becomes increasingly leftist/progressive and hostile to Christians. the Social Progressives become dominant and Christians retreat from society. But the government continues to show favor to the Society.
More and more local governments in the Northeast adopt the UPDR model and local Upadarian Chapters, organized as Shires and Regencies, fill in the gaps left by failed federal, state, local services and programs which begin to stop functioning properly. The influx of refugees from abroad to Upadarian fraternal communities also contributes to a population shift even as more left-leaning people begin to migrate to areas dominated by Democrats or just to escape the economic downturn, ironically caused by many of the policies they embrace.
The Society develops strong roots in the Northeast. As things spin out of control Society Manors and villages are oases of stability that dot the landscape in many hundreds of locations.
AT NO TIME does the Society advocate for secession. As the center cannot hold people were drawn to the Society, especially in the northeast, which is hardest hits by riots, economic depression, and crime waves
All throughout these days, the Unitarians urge Americans to get back to their core roots, discarding the bad and keeping the good, to actually fulfill America’s promise of freedom through moral virtue, personal liberty, and local independence by following God’s righteous standard for the nations and adhering to the original spirit and intent of the Bill of Rights.
2035-2040- During this time a regional compact between local governments and groups which follow the UPDR model emerges as a “Crown Regency” that stretches from the Finger Lakes region and Southern Tier of NY, down Central and South Central Pennsylvania, bounded on the west by the State College are and to the east by the Wilkes-Barre PA area, and in the south be the PA/Maryland border encompassing Chambers burg PA over to the bottom or York County PA. People and local government even turn to this unofficial “Crown Regency: in the face of collapsing federal authority and possible foreign intervention or massive banditry.
A sort of “mirror” government emerges as the Crown Regency of the Society is looked to for leadership by local government which are led by members of the Society- the regional population are mostly supportive of the Society and its aims and a formal “Upadarian Freedom Alliance” (UFA) which includes many citizens who are not part of the Society, emerges as a vehicle for advancing “Upadarian” political initiatives and goals.
This coincides roughly with the regional chapter of the Society called “The Crown Regency of Upadaria” which becomes the popular term for the region during the future times of upheaval.
The Upadarian Policy is to support restoring government and the federal government is not viewed as an enemy or a threat- its collapse is viewed as a bad thing and efforts are made to reverse things and restore the Union on the basis of the UPDR model and the original spirit and intent of the Bill of Rights.
2042– The Social Republic of America is declared, Washington DC is renamed “Kennedy”, and Christians, as well as “Free Conservatives”, are persecuted. The Society, with its unique status, is not interfered with, but one can see the writing on the wall in terms of the long-term intentions of the progressives. The Crown Regency of Upadaria is also untouched, mostly as the SRA has other problems, including civil disturbances and financial woes. Many Christians were martyred during this time and sought sanctuary in Upadarian communities.
It is believed by
The Declaration of the SRA and the elimination of the States would spell the beginning of the unraveling of America as a united nation. Violent reactions began almost immediately after the unilateral declaration. While the SRA dominated officially, the various factions which emerge and carved up the former USA were already well established, many as armed insurrectionist groups, although the Upadarian groups were not armed and did not participate in violence.
2047-2051-These period sees what we now know was the rapid unraveling of Western Civilization in Europe and Northern America.
Massive upheavals begin in the Western world, including wars between Germany and France and Germany and Russia. These wars denuded central and northern Europe of an estimated 90% of their population.
As with America, the
This is when the events in the “Battle of Riqueday” history occur. In this history, contained within The Blue Book of Upadaria but also offered as its own volume, we find the whole story.T
The“Free Co-Principality of Riqueday” faces a scenario where France and Germany go to war and demand that Riqueday
Riqueday in Europe becomes The Upadarian Kingdom of Riqueday and during this time a new “Kingdom of Prussia” centering on former East Prussia and Danzig emerges and also adopts their own version of the UPDR system in concert with The 26 Prussian Virtues.
2042-2053 The story of The Decline and Fall of America involves the ultimate emergence of the Upadarian Commonwealth of America, which is modeled on a
This unravels begins as the “Crown Regency of Upadaria” emerges to take on official roles in the face of a collapse of Federal and State authority and a foreign invasion from “UN Peace Keepers” led by Russia and France into the eastern US. But the rise of the Regency was a symptom, not a cause, of the unraveling.
The Regency was forced to fight the foreign invaders because no Federal or State forces were able or willing to respond- this marks the unraveling of the United States as it was once known. The region involved initially is
The Crown Regency of Upadaria begins as the regional organization for the Society, but becomes a compact of local governments and free associations based on the UPDR model, grows as neighboring regions develop similar compacts and adopt the UPDR model and is led by Upadarian Society members organized locally, opting into a larger Compact which becomes “The Crown Republic of Upadaria” and then the Upadarian Commonwealth of America.
This was clearly not meant to be “independent state”, but, rather, a COMPACT arrangement between many member Counties/Municipalities and, eventually, States which agree to follow the UPDR model and work towards restoring the Union. As a regional compact, it would oppose secession, revolution, or civil war.
All these efforts ultimately fail. The US starts sorting out into post-federation states including “The Upadarian Commonwealth of North America” which becomes a regional coalition or compact of all of the states in the Northeast as well as most of Virginia and West Virginia. Up until 2052 the whole effort of these states involved trying to restore the Union. Even to this day, the
As the SRA lost its writ in different areas, left wing and right wing tyrannies started to emerge, including
The three People’s Republics on the east
The SRA opposes the
In 2052 the Upadarian Commonwealth of America became formally, and reluctantly, independent. It will eventually join the Crown Commonwealth of Upadaria but is allied to various emerging Upadarian entities, including the former Free Principality of Riqueday which becomes The Crown Regency of Riqueday, and a number of other crown republics and principalities (city-states). The region covered by the UCA never rebelled- as the SRA faced economic woes and a military tied up with protecting a heartland, it simply could not maintain security or protect many regions. These regions, through their local and regional governments, joined the UCA in order to maintain regional security. This included protecting against the “People’s Republics” in the north and a new version of the Confederate States of America in the south, This
It must be noted, this new state emerged in a vacuum, it
Elsewhere around the world, many conflicts took place, including tribal and racial conflicts.
In 2053 The Upadarian Commonwealth of America grows to include New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland, and parts of Quebec Province.
2047-2070- Between 2047 and 2060 we see a lot of new states emerge, even as the Society grows and eventually includes nearly 300 million people around the world.
Some of these new states include:
Assyria becomes a Christian influenced state and ally of Israel.
Egypt is taken over by the Copts and denuded of Arabs after a bloody and terrible civil war.
New Byzantium (Macedonia, Greece, Western Turkey, Cyprus- the seven churches and their cities are restored as great centers of a Christian culture and places of learning for Christian theology that is Christ-centered and Kingdom focused) an independent Scotland (which eventually adopts the UPDR model and joins the UCCU),
A Chinese Christian State (Tien Tao) on Hainan Island emerges as a refuge for Chinese Christians.
The Imperial Commonwealth of Byzantium emerges out of Greece, Macedonia, most of Western Turkey, Crete, and Corsica as well as Bulgaria and the Crimean Peninsula and is formally declared in 2050.
Ghanibo emerges in West Africa consisting of a region on the border between Liberia and Cote D’Ivorie, what is now Equatorial
A revived “trunk” Roman “empire” emerges in Italy/Southern France, although the Venetians secede and form The Venetian Principality. The Nova Roman Empire includes parts of North Africa, most of Italy, Sicily, Southern France, and most of Spain.
A Greater British Commonwealth including Ireland, England, Wales, Brittany, Australia, and what is left of Western Canada is a more or less “
The 17 “Bergs” of Riqueday plant 17 refugee communities that become 17 city-states. For instance, Jubal Uhuru is a city-state that exists in what is now the Cape Province of South Africa (this also includes
The Rise of the Upadarian Empire in Europe, The Death of Germany– By this time, Islam as a major force in the world has run its course, a new form of moderate Islam dominates and as many as half of the Arab world are converted to Christianity. This does not mean that Islam will never rise again, or radical Islam, but since this time, the radical Islam that was a factor after the Cold War burns itself out and more and more people either adopt a very moderate Islam or Christianity. A massive Christian revival among Arabs also takes place.
The children of the many millions of former Muslim migrants to Europe begin to convert and, facing persecution from within their own communities, become internal refugees who find sanctuary in Upadarian communities.
Russia goes to war with Germany over German hegemony over
Groups from Riqueday in Europe’s 17 “Bergs” set up sister communities as refugee centers all around northern and central Europe to initially to help refugees from the Russo-German War but, as more of the world comes undone, people from all over are sent to these locations. Along with these refugees, many former Muslims in other Europen countries make their way to these cities of refuge as they face persecution both from their own communities and from increasingly
These cities, many of which started as small refugee camps, grow after the Russians invade Germany. Despite “winning”, the Russians are exhausted and the war dead far exceeds that of world war two. Being too weak and decimated to occupy the land, the Russians retreat leaving a land denuded of people. Russia remains a nation and becomes an Empire under a Czar, but its population is reduced to around 33 million.
Together, the city-states and other states which adopt the UPDR governance model proclaim the Upadarian Crown Confederal Union, with Riqueday as its capital, in 2060. A Upadarian Confederacy was in operation prior to that. This becomes known as The Upadarian Empire, although later some use the term to describe the whole Crown Commonwealth of Upadaria, of which the UCCU is a member.
In 2067, Upadarian states are globally organized as “The Crown Commonwealth of Upadaria” (the CCU) (NOTE: the CCU consists of many small city-states and primary states, such as the Upadarian Crown Confederal Union and the Upadarian Commonwealth of America.
The Kingdoms of Prussia, Bavaria, Poland, Belgium, and the Netherlands join UCCU. The UCCU emerges as Germany collapses. Russian attacks and German counter-attacks denude much of the population and refugees from around the world come to Riqueday in Europe, the Kingdom of Prussia, and 17 “city-states” set up as refugee communities throughout central and northern Europe which become safe havens from the ongoing Russo-German war. Germany as a nation disappears. In short, a Germany reduced to around 10 million souls with as many as 30 million non-German arrivals, mostly identifying as Unitarians, disappears as a county.
The Upadarian Crown Confederal Union is established in 2060 and is loosely modeled on the Holy Roman Empire with a more enlightened and
The UCCU, once established, is attacked in 2065, one year after the end of hostilities with Russia, by a consortium of world powers. This war (which devolves into a free-for-all between various powers) ends 10 years later and many millions die, world population is reduced to 2-3 billion. As historians generally note, “in 2065 the cork come loose.” This war becomes the
During this time Scotland adopts the UPDR model and joins the UCCU as The Crown Republic of the Scottish Nation.
Between 2067 and 2147-
This was a TIME OF TROUBLES that lasted for 80 years. While the major war ended in 2075, at least for the CCU, many wars and conflicts continue all over the planet.
This is detailed in “The Secret History of Upadaria” which explores all the various conflicts around the world that take place as Christians endeavor to maintain a witness and go into the darkest and most forbidden places to preach the Gospel. It is mostly characterized by the emergence of the “The Kingdom Era of the Ecclesia.”
The Imperial Commonwealth of Byzantium emerges out of Greece, Macedonia, most of Western Turkey, Crete, and Corsica as well as Bulgaria and the Crimean Peninsula at around 2063. It is initially ruled by a secularist Imperial Prince who is hostile to all forms of Christianity other than a pseudo-Orthodox doctrine that is rejected by many Orthodox Believers. Eventually, the Empire’s Christians unite politically and in 2079 topple the Imperial Prince installing a popularly elected Emperor and establishing a Senate.
As noted, the CCU is formally declared in 2067, at the beginning of this time of troubles, and grows over time. Many world powers defy this commonwealth which must use a strong Navy, diplomacy, and economic leverage to both avoid war and protect members of the Society who live outside the CCU as well as persecuted Christians.
The Crown Commonwealth of Upadaria and some bastions of freedom are the only places of sanctuary and many millions of Christians become martyrs between 2067 and 2147. But in the end, the nations and the political states which are hostile to religion and Christianity are softened. Persecution eases and MANY political states eventually adopt Biblical standards of governance, It is not possible everywhere around the world to preach the Gospel on a face to face basis and Christians are never more free than during this time.
NOTES: This is a fictive history. It is a sort of alternative history which in the broad outlines provides prophetic insight into a possible future, but it is not written as or meant to be a “prophecy” as far as I am concerned.
These dates will pass, and some events may or may not coincide with these dates. This is a fictive history with prophetic insights. The timeline from 1982 has not happened exactly, as, for instance, in 1982 there was no refugee camp called Riqueday on the Franco-German border. Originally, I wrote about the reunification of German in late 1987, it happened in October of 1989. I wrote about the fall of the USSR in 1995, it happened in 1991. I wrote about the break up of Yugoslavia happening in 1989, it happened in 1991.
What is prophetically inspired is that God will judge the nations and states of the West who defy Him and He will establish cities of refuge around the world as safe havens for the persecuted. This is supernatural, it cannot be manipulated by man, and it is AVOIDABLE if we preach the Gospel and people repent. The stories about Upadaria are meant to impart the concepts and principles, the actual emergence of the entities described is not prophetic, although I cannot rule them out, and my brief remains the focus on the Society and the nation as a stateless nation, which can exist and grow quite independent of this fictive future history.
I wrote about God’s punishment on Belgrade with fire coming down from the sky, I did not say when it would happen, It happened in 1998-1999. I wrote about the liberation of the Karen Nation before 2017, it happened this year (2014). I wrote about a coming period of peace after the Cold War lasting around 10 years followed by a
I see this as much as an alternative history as a possible future history. For the
If the Society grows and its message is heard, much of what follows, including the break-up of the United States and the denuding of the European population in a series of bloody wars, can be avoided. THIS IS OUR HOPE AND OUR AIM!
In the future, whether it happens like this or not, many states WILL adopt the UPDR model and a globally dispersed Upadarian PEOPLE, organized as an international Christian fraternal, refugee, and missionary Society that models this “Freedom Empire” (some will argue if it is