New Caledoniaball was born as a 7ball, later adopted by Franceball in 1853. In 1940, after the German occupation of mainland France, New Caledoniaball with other French Pacific territories was one of the first to refuse the Vichy government, and continue the fight with Charles de Gaulle.
Later in the war, they allowed Australians and Americans to come and built bases and hospitals to fight Japan.
It also created the "Bataillon du Pacifique" with 605 volunteers, 287 of them Caledonians, but also from French Polynesiaball, mostly Tahity. The Batallion took part in the battle of El Alamein and fought bravelly in the liberation of France.
Nowadays, it cannot into independence. It had a referendum on November 4, 2018, but it voted to stay with France with a result of 56% of the population voting to stay and 44% voting to leave.
On the 4th of October 2020, it had another independence referendum, but 53.26% voted "No" for independence, resulting in the independence being rejected. On the 12th of December 2021, independence was overwhelmingly rejected by voters, with 96.49% voting "No", but this was due to a far lower participation rate.
Like many Franceball's overseas regions, he is of multiethnic and have Kanak, French and Asian (Javanese) ancestry.
How to draw
New Caledoniaball has two official flags: The french flag, and the Kanak flag.
Drawing New Caledoniaball with the Kanak flag isn't very difficult:
- Divide the basic circle shape into three horizontal stripes, blue, red and green
- Add a black-bordered yellow circle with a black drawing (as the eyepatch) in it
- Add the other eye and you've finished.
To draw New Caledoniaball with the tricolor flag, just draw Franceball.