In 1983 most of southern Scotland was evacuated and resettled in the northern Scottish islands, Iceland and Scandinavia as a result of the radiation caused by the nuclear war of 1982. This region was part of the UK until it became independent in 1985 as a result of political turmoil in the UK. The Republic of Northern Scotland officially was recognized by the United Nations in 1986 and became the most stable country in the region second only to the Scandinavian Republic and the euro zone. This region remained independent even after Democratic rule was reestablished in the UK in 2017. The region remained extremely poor well into the 1990s primarily due to crop shortages and radiation poisoning. The region did not fully recover fully recover until 2010.
When the Republic of Northern Scotland was first established the region was dominated by large shantytowns and refugee camps designed to house the citizens of Scotland and the rest the UK. There was major riots mass killings and cholera epidemics well until the 1990s. The region became more stable beginning in the early 2000's as a result of foreign aid from NATO and the European Union