The Draddwyr are Celts who inhabit the Northern parts of Dovani. In recent times they have been persecuted by the Dranian government. Those who survived the slaughtering fleed to modern day Greater Hulstria.
Until recently there was a large Welsh presence in Dranland. They were represented by Plaid Gyfreithiol Cymru who held power in the nation for decades. After persistent legal actions brought against them by New Theta, the party went into insolvency and eventually disbanded.
Within days of the PGC disbanding the Welsh-Dranian city of Mynydd Mawr was bulldozed leaving tens of thousands dead under the rubble. The government blamed over-enthusiastic revelers but subsequent events casts serious doubt on their version of events.
Hundreds of thousands of Mynydd Mawr inhabitants fled Dranland in fear. While it was reported that some crossed the Border Range to try and rejoin the Eastern Welsh the vast majority entered Gishoto where refugee camps were erected in the region of Hulstria. From those camps emerged the Refuge Pressure Party which, like the PGC before it, quickly stormed into power.
The Draddwyr who remained in Dranland however were still struggling for survival. Tales of systematic beatings and murders by the military were common and in 2011 the Dranian Government, without Parliamentary autharisation, launched Operation Ethnic Cleanse onto Mynydd Mawr. An estimated 500,000 Draddwyr-Dranians were killed during one night of carpet bombings. The international community criticized Dranland but the government seemed unfazed.
An attempt by the Gishoto based Creative Young Multinational Redevelopment Unit tried to bring back some Draddwyr influence to the area by building an enormous tourist complex which for several years filled with Draddwyr-Gishotans. By this time however the opposition parties in Dranland were proposing military action against Gishoto in an attempt to kill the Draddwyr refugees. Gishoto got wind of the debate and asked it's Axis allies for support. Axis military assets moved into Gishoto as a defensive action.
In March 2326 the Er Cof am Gymru tourist resort in Mynydd Mawr exploded in what was reported to be a nuclear explosion. Dranland and Gishoto moved closer to war as the Gishoto government accused the Dranians of slaughtering their citizens in Mynydd Mawr. War was averted when the citizens of Dranland ousted their government. This did not occur however until after the Dranian government had expelled all Draddwyr from the country and formed concentration camps where Draddwyr prisoners were reportedly systematically executed.