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    Dame tu mano, y venga conmigo! Vámonos al viaje para buscar los sonidos mágicos de Ecuador!
    — Sash! - Ecuador

    Ecuadorball, officially the Koral Tea Republic of Colombiaball Ecuadorball is a countryball located in South America. Its president is a commie clay is bordered by Colombia-icon.png Colombiaball to the North, Peru-icon.png Peruball to the South and East, and the Pacific to the West. The country is divided into 24 provinces, along with his capital Quito-icon.png Quitoball, giving it a total area of 109,484 square miles, making it the 73rd largest country in the world. As of 2019, it maintains a population of about 17.15 million inhabitants, making it the most densely populated countryball in South America.

    Being geographically in South America gives Ecuador the ability to join OAS-icon.png OASball. It used to maintain a membership in ALBA-icon.png ALBAball when it had its slightly anti-imperialist attitude, and it is currently a member of UN-icon.png UNball like almost every other country in the world.

    Ecuadorball has lost territory with Colombia-icon.png Colombiaball,Peru-icon.png Peruball and Brazil-icon.png Brazilball. Ecuador is mostly confused with the imaginary line around the earth named the equator. Ecuador loves everyone and everything but Peru-icon.png Peruball, the destruction of nature, and being too small to fit in.

    Its national day is August 10.

    History[edit | edit source]

    Pre-Inca Era (6,000 BC-1463 AD)[edit | edit source]

    Various peoples had settled in the clay of future Ecuadorball before the arrival of the Incas. The archeological evidence suggests that the Paleo-Indians' first dispersal into the Americas occurred near the end of the last glacial period, around 16,500–13,000 years ago. The first Indians who reached Ecuador may have journeyed by land from North and Central America or by boat down the Pacific Ocean coastline. Much later migrations to Ecuador may have come via the Amazon tributaries, others descended from northern South America, and others ascended from the southern part of South America through the Andes. They developed different languages while emerging as unique ethnic groups.

    Even though their languages were unrelated, these groups developed similar groups of cultures, each based in different environments. The people of the coast developed a fishing, hunting, and gathering culture; the people of the highland Andes developed a sedentary agricultural way of life, and the people of the Amazon basin developed a nomadic hunting-and-gathering mode of existence.

    Over time these groups began to interact and intermingle with each other so that groups of families in one area became one community or tribe, with a similar language and culture. Many civilizations arose in Ecuador, such as the Valdivia Culture and Machalilla Culture on the coast, the Quitus (near present-day Quito), and the Cañari (near present-day Cuenca). Each civilisation developed its own distinctive architecture, pottery, and religious interests.

    In the highland Andes mountains, where life was more sedentary, groups of tribes cooperated and formed villages; thus the first nations based on agricultural resources and the domestication of animals formed. Eventually, through wars and marriage alliances of their leaders, a group of nations formed confederations. One region consolidated under a confederation called the Shyris, which exercised organized trading and bartering between the different regions. Its political and military power came under the rule of the Duchicela blood-line.

    Inca Era (1463-1532)[edit | edit source]

    Way back before the Incas, Ecuador's clay was inhabited by many Native South American confederations. When the Incas arrived, they found that these confederations were so developed that it took the Incas two generations of rulers - Topa Inca Yupanqui and Huayna Capac - to absorb these confederations into the Inca-icon.png Inca Empire. The native confederations that gave them the most problem were deported to faraway areas of Peru-icon.png Peruball, Bolivia-icon.png Boliviaball, and north Argentina-icon.png Argentinaball. Similarly, a number of loyal Inca subjects from Peru and Bolivia were brought to Ecuador to prevent rebellion. Thus, the region of highland Ecuadorball became part of the Inca Empire in 1463 sharing the same language.

    In contrast, when the Incas made incursions into coastal Ecuador and the eastern Amazon jungles of Ecuador, they found both the environment and indigenous people more hostile. Moreover, when the Incas tried to subdue them, these indigenous people withdrew to the interior and resorted to guerrilla tactics. As a result, Inca expansion into the Amazon Basin and the Pacific coast of Ecuador was hampered. The indigenous people of the Amazon jungle and coastal Ecuador remained relatively autonomous until the Spanish soldiers and missionaries arrived in force. The Amazonian people and the Cayapas of Coastal Ecuador were the only groups to resist Inca and Spanish domination, maintaining their language and culture well into the 21st century.

    Before the arrival of the Spanishballs, the Inca-icon.png Inca Empire was involved in a civil war. The untimely death of both the heir Ninan Cuchi and the Emperor Huayna Capac, from a European disease that spread into Ecuadorball, created a power vacuum between two factions. The northern faction headed by Atahualpa claimed that Huayna Capac gave a verbal decree before his death about how the empire should be divided. He gave the territories pertaining to present-day Ecuador and northern Peru to his favorite son Atahualpa, who was to rule from Quito-icon.png Quitoball; and he gave the rest to Huáscar, who was to rule from Cuzco. He willed that his heart be buried in Quitoball, his favorite city, and the rest of his body be buried with his ancestors in Cuzco.

    Huáscar did not recognize his father's will, since it did not follow Inca traditions of naming an Inca through the priests. Huáscar ordered Atahualpa to attend their father's burial in Cuzco and pay homage to him as the new Inca ruler. Atahualpa, with a large number of his father's veteran soldiers, decided to ignore Huáscar, and a civil war ensued. A number of bloody battles took place until finally Huáscar was captured. Atahualpa marched south to Cuzco and massacred the royal family associated with his brother.

    In 1532, a small band of Spanishballs headed by Francisco Pizarro landed in and marched over the Andes Mountains until they reached Cajamarca, where the new Inca Atahualpa was to hold an interview with them. Valverde, the priest, tried to convince Atahualpa that he should join the Catholic Church and declare himself a vassal of the Spanish Empire-icon.png Spanish Empireball. This infuriated Atahualpa so much that he threw the Bible to the ground. At this point the enraged Spanishballs, with orders from Valverde, attacked and massacred unarmed escorts of the Inca and captured Atahualpa. Pizarro promised to release Atahualpa if he made good his promise of filling a room full of gold. But, after a mock trial, the Spanishballs executed Atahualpa by strangulation.

    Spanish Colonial Era (1544-1822)[edit | edit source]

    Between 1544 and 1563, Ecuadorball was a part of Spanish Empire-icon.png Spain's colonies in the New World under the Spanish Empire-icon.png Viceroyalty of Peruball, having no administrative status independent of Lima-icon.png Limaball. It remained a part of the Spanish Empire-icon.png Viceroyalty of Peruball until 1720, when it joined the newly created Spanish Empire-icon.png Viceroyalty of New Granadaball; within the viceroyalty, however, Ecuador was awarded its own audiencia in 1563, allowing it to deal directly with Madrid-icon.png Madrid on certain matters. The Quito Audiencia, which was both a court of justice and an advisory body to the viceroy, consisted of a president and several judges (oidores). The most common form in which the Spanishballs occupied the land was the encomienda. By the early 17th century, there were some 500 encomiendas in Ecuador. Although many consisted of quite sizable haciendas, they were generally much smaller than the estates commonly found elsewhere in South America. A multitude of reforms and regulations did not prevent the encomienda from becoming a system of virtual slavery of the Native Ecuadorians, estimated at about one-half the total Ecuadorian population, who lived on them. In 1589 the president of the audiencia recognized that many Spanishballs were accepting grants only to sell them and undertake urban occupations, and he stopped distributing new lands to Spanishballs; however, the institution of the encomienda persisted until nearly the end of the colonial period.

    The coastal lowlands north of Manta were conquered, not by the Spanish, but by blacks from the Guinean coast who, as slaves, were shipwrecked en route from Panama to Peru in 1570. The blacks killed or enslaved the native males and married the females, and within a generation they constituted a population of zambos that resisted Spanish authority until the end of the century and afterwards managed to retain a great deal of political and cultural independence.

    The coastal economy revolved around shipping and trade. Guayaquilball, despite being destroyed on several occasions by fire and incessantly plagued by either yellow fever or malaria, was a center of vigorous trade among the colonies, a trade that was technically illegal under the mercantilist philosophy of the contemporary Spanish rulers. Guayaquil also became the largest shipbuilding center on the west coast of South America before the end of the colonial period.

    The Ecuadorian economy, like that in the mother country, suffered a severe depression throughout most of the 18th century. Textile production dropped an estimated 50 to 75 percent between 1700 and 1800. Ecuadorball's cities gradually fell into ruins, and by 1790 the elite was reduced to poverty, selling haciendas and jewelry in order to subsist. The Native Ecuadorian population, in contrast, probably experienced an overall improvement in its situation, as the closing of the obrajes commonly led Native Ecuadorians to work under less arduous conditions on either haciendas or traditional communal lands. Missions in the Oriente were abandoned, and many of the best schools and the most efficient haciendas and obrajes lost the key that made them outstanding institutions in colonial Ecuador.

    Struggle for independence and birth of the republic (1809)[edit | edit source]

    After nearly 300 years of Spanish rule, Quito-icon.png Quitoball was still a small city numbering 10,000 inhabitants. The struggle for independence in the Quito Audiencia was part of a movement throughout Spanish America led by Criollos. The Criollos' resentment of the privileges enjoyed by the Peninsulares was the fuel of revolution against colonial rule. The spark was Napoleon's invasion of Spanish Empire-icon.png Spainball, after which he deposed King Ferdinand VII and, in July 1808, placed his brother Joseph Bonaparte on the Spanish throne. Shortly afterward, Spanish citizens, unhappy at the usurpation of the throne by the Napoleonic-icon.png French, began organizing local juntas loyal to Ferdinand. A group of Quito's leading citizens followed suit and on August 10, 1809, the city's criollos called for independence from Spanish Empire-icon.png Spain (first among the peoples of Latin America). They were led by Juan Pío Montúfar, Quiroga, Salinas, and Bishop Cuero y Caicedo. This early revolt against colonial rule (one of the first in Spanish America) was, paradoxically, an expression of loyalty to the Spanish king. Quito's nickname, "Luz de América" ("Light of America"), is based on its leading role in trying to secure an independent, local government. Although the new government lasted no more than two months, it had important repercussions and was an inspiration for the independence movement of the rest of Spanish America. August 10 is now celebrated as Independence Day, a national holiday.

    Ecuadorian War of Independence (1820-1822)[edit | edit source]

    On October 9, 1820, the Department of Guayaquil became the first territory in Ecuadorball to gain its independence from Spanish Empire-icon.png Spain, and it spawned most of the Ecuadorian coastal provinces, establishing itself as an independent state. Its inhabitants celebrated what is now Ecuador's official Independence Day on May 24, 1822. The rest of Ecuador gained its independence after Antonio José de Sucre defeated the Spanish Royalist forces at the Battle of Pichincha, near Quito. Following the battle, Ecuador joined Simón Bolívar's Gran Colombiaball, also including modern-day Colombia-icon.png Colombiaball, Venezuela-icon.png Venezuelaball and Panama-icon.png Panamaball. In 1830, Ecuador separated from Gran Colombia and became an independent republic.

    The 19th century was marked by instability for Ecuador with a rapid succession of rulers. The first president of Ecuador was the Venezuelan-born Juan José Flores, who was ultimately deposed, followed by several authoritarian leaders, such as Vicente Rocafuerte; José Joaquín de Olmedo; José María Urbina; Diego Noboa; Pedro José de Arteta; Manuel de Ascásubi; and Flores's own son, Antonio Flores Jijón, among others. The conservative Gabriel Garcia Moreno unified the country in the 1860s with the support of the Roman Catholic Church. In the late 19th century, world demand for cocoa tied the economy to commodity exports and led to migrations from the highlands to the agricultural frontier on the coast.

    Ecuador abolished slavery and freed its black slaves in 1851.

    Flag Colors[edit | edit source]

    Main Colors[edit | edit source]

    Color Name RGB CMYK HEX
    Golden Yellow 255, 221, 0 C0-M13-Y100-K0 #FFDD00
    USAFA Blue 3, 78, 162 C98-M52-Y0-K36 #034EA2
    Red (Pigment) 237, 28, 36 C0-M88-Y85-K7 #ED1C24

    Emblem Colors[edit | edit source]

    Color Name RGB CMYK HEX
    Golden Yellow 255, 221, 0 C0-M13-Y100-K0 #FFDD00
    USAFA Blue 3, 78, 162 C98-M52-Y0-K36 #034EA2
    Red (Pigment) 237, 28, 36 C0-M88-Y85-K7 #ED1C24
    Brown Coffee 69, 44, 37 C0-M36-Y46-K73 #452C25
    Philippine Gold 184, 117, 16 C0-M36-Y91-K28 #B87510
    La Salle Green 8, 111, 53 C93-M0-Y52-K56 #086F35

    Relations[edit | edit source]

    Friends[edit | edit source]

    • Spain-icon.png Spainball - My Padre.
    • Colombia-icon.png Colombiaball - hermano in cocaine. Le dije to stop but If I get in the way, but things are better for them now, Colombia might have some ideas to revive my papa.
    • Gran Colombia-icon.png Gran Colombiaball - A fusion between me, Venezuela and Colombia in the past. One day me and Venezuela will make a Fusion with Colombia... and Gran Colombia will return!!!(Maybe) but they're a anschluss mode for Colombia.
    • Iran-icon.png Iranball - They're my best Islamic Friend forever. I'll never forget 2008! let's take down Peruball together!
    • Palestine-icon.png Palestineball - I recognize you.
    • Russia-icon.png Russiaball - They're good too... Crazy for nuclear Vodka
    • South Korea-icon.png South Koreaball - They're too good! Asian trophy!
    • Australia-icon.png Julian Assange - gave them free citizenship.
    • Indonesia-icon.png Indonesiaball - Southeast Asian version of me and my role model.
    • USA-icon.png USAball - We used to have a love/hate relationship. But now I am closer and aligned with them, because Venezuela-icon.png Estado Maduro insulted our president for being pro western with you. I will support you and I will recognize Juan Guaido as the legitimate President of Venezuela. Koral Tea moved from mi paiz to Estados Unidos.
    • Soviet-icon.png Soviet Unionball - Thanks for gib lenin

    Neutral[edit | edit source]

    • UK-icon.png UKball - Thanks for helping me in my war of independence, but still, GIB MONIES!!!!
    • China-icon.png Chinaball - Our new Asian padre. They gib us structures, loans of Yuan and Dollar! But why your ship destroying my bridge?!
    • Sovereign Military Order of Malta-icon.png Sovereign Military Order of Maltaball - Sorry for canceling the relations of you but in 2019 i restored the relations

    Enemies[edit | edit source]

    • ISIS-icon.png ISISball - Stop destroying everything or I will kill you In the face. Get this, I'm bigger than You!!! Stop or my friend, Russia and USA will beat you.
    • Peru-icon.png Peruball (formerly) - Worst hermano that stole my clay and tried to anschluss me, even worse than cousin Brazilball. Well at least now we are peaceful.
    • Venezuela-icon.png Maduroreich  - Old friend but not anymore, yuo insulted our president!! And Juan Guaido is the real President, not Maduro!

    Provinces[edit | edit source]

    Provinces of Ecuador

    How to draw[edit | edit source]

    Here's how to draw Ecuadorball:

    1. Divide the basic circle shape into three horizontal stripes of this yellow, this blue, and this red

    2. Draw the coat of arms of Ecuador in the centre

    3. Draw the eyes and you have finished.

    Gallery[edit | edit source]

    Polandball Wiki has a gallery of artwork, comics, gifs and videos of Ecuadorball.

    Click here to see it.

    External Links[edit | edit source]

    -EcuadorBall Main Facebook Page [Spanish]
    -EcuaBall [Another small community] Facebook Page [Spanish]

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