When handed Paradise, do you rule with Force or Weakness?
The former pirate captain, Marxizo Albarran, had been placed into an unorthodox set of events. He had become a ruler over the centuries of his seemingly immortal life, and had no idea what to do. On one side, he hated the government in Spain, it was the main reason he became a pirate, with no man hanging over his head and giving him orders. On the other side, he didn't want to let his name be completely wiped from history and this new race of his fall apart. He dug into his faded mind, for some way to make this work for him. He soon recalled of a type of government discussed by some group of philosophers who names evaded him. A republic.
He wanted to let the people have the power they deserved. He was of course, somewhat greedy in modifying the idea of a republic to aid him. He told his people that he would rule until his death, which was already confirmed to not be coming anytime soon. Aside from this, he was a fair ruler. The economy stayed stable, and he gave the people what they wanted. Since they were a roughly made society, they didn't ask for much.
Soon, like any true governmental leader, Marxizo began having the urge to expand past one city. He began accompanying settler groups through the ocean. He settled beneath the Antarctic, within caves just under the Great Barrier Reef. He settled cities deep in underwater volcanoes, creating a primitive version of thermal energy. But this wasn't enough for him. He recalled the land, and the great empires that were built in the soil. So, he began experimenting, he eventually adapted most of his populace to oxygen. He then set out, like the founders of the Americas, to build colonies in new lands. Lands above the waters.
New El DoradoMarxizo ventured across the lands, but never went past the coast. He soon met men of the lands, who surprisingly weren't surprised, saying they had "seen stranger". Using resources at his disposal, the ruler bought some patches of land across a few oceanic territories and set up colonies in these areas. Out of the way of the societies already there, they progressed quickly. Among the lands where they set up colonies, the Australian colony is by far the largest and most well known to the world. "New El Dorado" is what Marxizo named it, after he learned his mistakes about the original name. It populated quickly, and grew to it's maximum size within a single year. They began exploring the new possibilities given by land. More profitable farming, wider range in trading, and a huge advance in technology.
The set up smaller colonies in Hawaii, Madagascar, New Zealand, Samoa, miscellaneous pacific islands, and Antarctica. These aren't nearly as important as New El Dorado.