||Dominion of Oronotia |
Capital: Fort Molson
Population: 2,046,335 (2021)
Motto: Sta pro libertate, sta pro omnibus
Oronotia, officially known as the Dominion of Oronotia is a state located in the Federal States, which is in southern Archanta. Oronotia borders 7 states, 5 by land and 2 by water. These states are Seneppi, AR120-47 (vacant), Tennewa, Mennowa, Zakahigan, AR120-51 (vacant), and Makaska. Oronotia's geographical shape is most well defined by the Akogama River to the west, and Unnamed Great Lake to the south. Oronotia covers an area of 42,823.44 km² (16,534.22 mi²) with a population of 2 million. The capital of Oronotia is Fort Molson, a small city of 80,000 people which was chosen in 1926 to create a neutral city in central Oronotia to serve as the capital. Connected to the cities of Eriksburg, Mennonia, and Micksborough with motor trails, these links would later be paved in their entirety and converted to state highways. The links to Eriksburg and Micksborough would be overrun in 1967 with the construction and designation of FS-30. Both the upper and lower houses of government sit in Fort Molson, as well as the official residences of the State Governor and Premier.
Oronotia was first settled by native peoples around 15,000 years ago, who migrated from Uletha using a land bridge. These native peoples would disperse across the continent and form tribes and develop languages. The official native peoples of Oronotia speak Ojibwe. In the early 1600's, Kalmish explorers from the east coast made it to Oronotia and founded the Nordseehafen (English: North Seaport), which would eventually become the city of Nordseehaven. Ingerish explorers arrived in 1632, and began settling the state as well. Upon meeting the Kalmish explorers, the Ingerish and Kalmish explorers broke out in combat. The short 1632 Battle of Nordseehafen would be settled with the Nordseehafen Explorer's Treaty on September 14th, 1632. By the mid 1750's, the city of Mennonia was settled and founded as a secondary port for industries upstream of the Akogama River. In 1778, the city of Nordseehaven was devastated by a major fire known today as the 1778 Great Fire of Nordseehaven. During the rebuilding process, many poor families were sent to work on projects across the state.
Oronotia had a major boom during the Industrial Revolution. With the birth of modern industry and rail, Oronotia became a strategic location for centralized rail hubs and industry. Access to the Akogama River and Unnamed Great Lake also made water shipping viable, and led to a large rail network being completed in the late 19th century to supply the growing demand for industrial uses in Oronotia. By the early 20th century, Oronotia was one of the most industrialized states in the country, and showed very promising financial returns for investors. This came to a close in 1934 with the Great Oronotian Stock Market Crash of 1934, more commonly known as Red Monday. Industrial capacity rebounded slightly, although it would never achieve the peak success it saw during the early 20th century, and by the 1960's, the industrial market in Oronotia had begun to decline for good. More recent investments in modernized technology have helped slow the overall decline in the past 3 decades, as larger technology based companies are popping up in the state.