For a significant portion of it's history Natabwe existed as an independent state in the New World, through shrewd diplomacy and military action their state of independence existed well into the 1800s. However, in 1862 a powerful Mercheneux and Alemanhan force split the country between themselves. Their imperial lasted for twenty five long years during which Natabwe was exploited for her natural wealth. When the imperial interlopers were finally driven out Natabwe existed as a memory only with several dozen factions vying for control in a bloody civil war that would last for another twenty years.
in 1907 Natabwe was finally united and underwent a period of mass reconstruction in an effort for the new government to solidify their control over the nation. Just as things were beginning to look in Natabwe's favor the Spring Revolutionary Front began to fund and supply several countries and ethnic minorities along the Western border of Natabwe. These groups began a campaign of insurgency and against the sparsely populated border region. However, the government did not take these attacks seriously and provided only a minor response. The attack on a military garrison and death of over one hundred soldiers and civilians proved otherwise.
National outcry over the incident brought a military council of 13 generals and admirals into office in 1946 after a coup met with virtually no resistance. In their effort to curtail the Spring Revolutionaries not only did they significantly raise border security, but they also invaded the hostile countries and established puppet states in order to ensure national security. During this the military council solidified their control over the nation by removing those few who disapproved of the current government.
Throughout the 1950s and 60s the Republic Alliance, SRF, and Nationalist Pact all competed to bring Natabwe into their respective alliances, however the country remained neutral and as of 1970 remains so.