Forum:Territory application/AR027b - Piscipula

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AR027b AR027 - Piscipula

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Piscipula is located in the southern and eastern portions of AR027 and between Mecyna and the Federal States of Archanta, and is tropical in climate. A range of low mountains sprawling from the FSA border to the eastern coast separates the nation from Mecyna but gives way to low, sandy plains to the southern shores. At the eastern end, an island chain extends into the Gulf of Alormen.

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Piscipula is a modern country, with an HDI just below Mecyna and the Federal States. The nation, while independent, is a military protectorate of the Federal States; the FSA has military installations along the Piscipula Keys to help protect the Gulf of Alormen and to protect shipping interests on the east end of the Mecyna Canal. The capital of Piscipula, Delonix, is a modern metropolis along the northeastern shore and serves as the nation's primary port. Other major cities include Caroline City on the southern shore and Hemming Key at the tip of the Piscipula Keys. Primary industries are fishing, agriculture, and financial services, although tourism has become a major part of the nation's economy in the last half-century.

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While much of Piscipula's mainland is sandy scrub, Hemming Key has been a strategic seaport since the colonial era, situated at the mouth of the Gulf of Alormen. The area historically was sparsely settled, although there is some evidence of previous settlements by Native Archantans. The Federal States occupied what is now Piscipula as early as the 1850s, although the FSA did not commit to any major settlement except at Hemming Key. The FSA greatly increased its presence in Piscipula following the opening of the Mecyna Canal and extensions of railways north of San Pascual. Piscipula was in line for FSA statehood until a major hurricane struck the territory in 1935; rather than rebuilding the territory, the FSA instead opted to only fortify its military installations, prompting widespread outcry from local residents and the international community. Piscipula residents were granted independence from the FSA in 1938; in exchange for allowing for FSA military bases to continue to operate, the Federal States oversees the defense of the territory. Since independence, the nation has grown wealthy with a reputation as an FSA tax shelter. The pleasant weather year-round, including moderating sea breezes during the hottest parts of the summer and winter temperatures that rarely drop below 10°C, have more recently made the Piscipula Keys a tourism destination, although development on the islands is strictly capped due to storm evacuation requirements.

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Former FSA Coordinator. Current mapper of the FSA state of Minnonigan.

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--TheMayor (talk) 03:40, 16 February 2022 (UTC)

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Discussion for clarification & decision

Thanks for the submission Mayor, given the involved territorial reorganisation this will also need a bit of discussion among the Archanta admins. I would recommend that this be a independent country as proposed, but considered part of the FSA project for organisational purposes. So, the history is essentially a FSA territory, which evolves into independent country with strong, but potentially forced/fraught relations with the FSA. /wangi (talk) 11:16, 16 February 2022 (UTC)

Feather-core-check-square.svg Territory application approved
Mayor, your application is approved subject to joint ownership with another mapper, in coordination with FSA project. This territory will also be listed as a part of the FSA project due to its close association, although an independent country. Note that the territory will be AR027, with the remnant renamed AR029.