Forum:Territory application/UL15b - Dolnohorsko

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Note: if at all possible, I would like the existing mapping on UL15b to be cleared. Most of it is done in Slovak, which isn't really what I'm going for. If it was edited, I would like to keep the shape of the coastline and country border.

Noun Project Signature icon 619326 cc.svgTerritory ID and proposed name
The Territory ID (from OpenGeofiction:Territories, e.g. AR123a) and proposed name of the country

UL15b - Dolnohorsko

Noun Project Map icon 1463108.svgPhysical geography
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Dolnohorsko is a temperate country. Its climate is similar to the more northern parts of Germany and Poland.

The country is split roughly in half by a mountain range (shown with a black line in the attached image). The eastern half of the country (Dolsko) consists of mostly flat terrain, with some hilly areas up north near the borders. The western half of the country (Horsko) is considerably more hilly, with the exception of the areas near the southern coast.


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A brief description of the territory demographics, economic development, land occupation, infrastructure and mapping style

Dolnohorsko has around 5.5 million inhabitants, split between its two historical countries and its autonomous capital region.

The capital (Veslany) is a city located at the coast of the southern lake. It borders both historical countries, serving as a hub and a neutral ground for the citizens of Dolnohorsko. It has around 0.6 million residents.

The eastern historical country of Dolsko has around 3.3 million inhabitants. Dolsko has a lot of agriculture due to its flatter geography, especially in south. Manufacturing is also prevelent.

The western historical country of Horsko has around 1.6 million inhabitants. Horsko is a significant source of wood and ore. Due to its hilly nature, towns tend to be smaller and less connected.

There's an amount of wealth disparity between Dolsko and Horsko, with Dolsko more prosperous than Horsko.

The mapping style is based on central Europe. Most specifically Czechia.

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The culture is based on the Czech historical regions of Moravia (represented by Dolsko) and Silesia (represented by Horsko).

The language of Dolnohorsko is Czech, with some changes to reduce some of the German influence on the language. This is to bring the language closer to the dialects spoken in Moravia and Silesia (since there is no representation of Bohemia) and also to reflect the fact that there are no German-speaking countries near UL15b. In-universe, the language could be considered a dialect of Drabantian - Dolnohorská Drabantština.

Dolnohorsko is a union of two historical countries, Dolsko and Horsko. The capital is its own region with a degree of autonomy comparable to the historical countries. This arrangement is similar to how Belgium works.

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Here is an example of my mapping:

The two most detailed areas I have worked on are Předonice and Strahov. Předonice is a small Moravian-like town, while Strahov is an attempt at making a smaller city. Strahov hasn't been finished. I intend to copy parts of these areas into Dolnohorsko. The other towns around this area are mainly "skeletons" of small towns, representing their general layouts.

Another mapping example:

This is a small village in the middle of a hilly area, representative some of the kind of mapping I would like to do in Horsko.

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Aglet (talk) 17:26, 1 January 2024 (UTC)

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Discussion for clarification & decision

  • Hello, Aglet. Your territory application is okay, Czechian makes sense at the location you are requesting, your cultural understanding of the area is much appreciated. The population of 8.5 million is quite large for the area. A comparable country on the same latitude as UL15b would be Lithuania, which has a population density of 44 p/km2 (yours would have 172 p/km2). Neighboring Drabantia has/had a density of 121 p/km2. I would request you to lower the population to suffice a population density of anything between 80-120 p/km2. The geography you provided seems pretty basic. Secondly, your mapping is satisfactory, there's plenty of room for improvement (notably, I'd suggest you to use more nodes in your ways and areas). Before making a decision, I would like to see some rural mapping from you. Please come back to this request and share your progress when you are happy with submitting it. Until then, this request will be put on hold. ⸺ Bixelkoven (talk) (West Uletha Admin) 15:51, 8 January 2024 (UTC)
  • Hi! Sorry for the delay. I was dealing with university exams. I reduced the population to just 5.5 million, which should be around 110 people/km^2, if I got the math correctly. I have changed the other numbers in the application accordingly. I have attached a new link to the past mapping section showing a new area in the beginner teritorries that I have mapped. As for the physical geography, it's mostly a rough outline. I will certainly experiment with it during mapping to create some interesting areas.

Aglet (talk) 15:26, 1 February 2024 (UTC)

Feather-core-check-square.svg Territory application approved
Bixelkoven (talk) (West Uletha Admin) 11:34, 15 February 2024 (UTC)
Approved, your immediate and close-by neighbors are pretty collaborative-friendly, you may want to get in touch with them in order to get started in the area. Feel free to ask me or anyone else in case you have questions. Happy mapping!