Ewar was formed by a band of escapees from another nation's attempt at ethnic cleansing. The people fled their homeland by becoming stowaways on shipping routes and getting off at various ports. Though not directly persecuting these people, these lands were still not safe. The homeland forces were openly planning to invade these countries, and so a large group of these people (made up of escapees from three or four ethnic cleansing camps) banded together to build a fleet of small ships, and set out to find a peaceful place to set soil.
The land they came upon was one of the large islands in the 10,000 Islands region. This island was only occupied by a small tribe of natives. The escapees quickly made friends with the natives, and both groups (the Natives and the Escapees) learned to speak each other's language.
The Escapees soon set up a provisional government made up of a council of Elders, patterned after the system of their Native friends. They named their band "Ewar", after the Native word for "shelter".
These events happened about a year ago. Ewar is still very much a developing country, and unsure about what path to take as a people and as a government. However, sentiments are fairly the same in regard to wanting to keep friends with the Natives.
Just recently, an ambassador was sent by the Ewar Council of Elders in survey of neighbors. He is to make peace where able, and to report his findings back to the Elders.