Years ago, Republia was once a district in Antegria that became independent, and the two countries have had a rivalry ever since. It is possible Republia broke away from Antegria because they didn't agree with Antegria's democratic ways, and it became an unpopular corrupt dictatorship. This has led to many whispers of rebellions.
Cities in RepubliaEdit
- True Glorian – Antegria has a city called Glorian
- Bostan - Possible reference to Boston, Massachusetts
- A place called Central Chem is referenced in The Republia Times
A country with the same name is also featured in The Republia Times, another game created by Lucas Pope. Republia, despite being land-locked in Papers, Please, fields a large navy and has natural disasters taking place along its coastline in The Republia Times, indicating that the game may take place in a universe slightly similar to Papers, Please or in the same universe but several years after the events depicted in Papers, Please. According to the latter hypothesis it is also possible the events in The Republia Times are set before Papers, Please, but it's worth noticing that in the former game it is suggested internet is a widespread phenomenon, while it was not still the the case by 1982, the year Papers, Please takes place.
It is explained that Republia was recently at war with Antegria. In the aftermath of the war, the Republian kayaking team and the fashion designer Crevy Crevy defected to Antegria. Republia is locked in a cold war style rivalry with Antegria, and is plagued by rebels. Republia's film industry is known as Cherrywood. There is also a band named HugginBoyz which have admitted to not singing on any albums and that they could bearly dance. There are also two Superstars Chad and Jenlyn who first get hitched, then have a cherrywood wedding, and then get divorced and both claim infidelity. There is also a wieght lifting champion Lekshou who apperently retires due to a crippling injury. There is also a TV star named Aprelica (who claims her butt is not fat but rather just fine). There is also a tennis star Restojiu, who is said to have won the seminal brackets. There is also a show named "Mumpit Mush" that is said to have aired.
There is also a medal called A Lifetime Of Glory medal, which is given to the leader of Republia in The Republian Times, the leader's full title is actually The Great and Honorable Leader.
Similar to Papers, Please, mysterious rebels will try to persuade the player to help them, their leader's name is Kurstov. If successful, the rebels take over Republia and change its name to Democria (and then back to Republia if the same game played again with the new government).