Forum:Territory application/AR120-26 - Ogdalen

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AR120-26 - Ogdalen (might change later), exchange for AN127 (Pactone)

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Ogdalen will be inspired by the inland south, especially Tennessee, with some influences from Georgia and the Carolinas. Its climate will be humid subtropical, however it will be cooler in the mountains in the west and north. These mountains will be similar to the Appalachians, with the western mountains being Ridge and Valley, with several small towns in the valleys, and the northern mountains will be taller and more remote, however there will be a few small resort towns there. The eastern half of the state will be a hilly piedmont suitable for agriculture.

https://imgur.com/a/gC8oO5U

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Ogdalen will have a population of around 4 million. There will be one medium sized city in the southwest of the state, Adamsville, with around 300k people. Otherwise, there will be another 100k city in the center of the state, and a few more 50k+ cities scattered across the flat part of the state, and many small towns in both the piedmont and mountains. Overall, the rural piedmont will be relatively densely populated, with the southeast being the most.

Historically, the state’s economy has been based on agriculture, however it was one of the more industrialized states in the area. Today, automobile manufacturing is the main industry, along with food production, some mining in the mountains, and a minor music industry in Adamsville. This has kept the state relatively poor, but in recent years many people have moved to it for its warm climate and low cost of living, and businesses because of its low taxes, and now it is undergoing an economic boom.

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Being in the Federal States, Ogdalen's main language will be Ingerish. It will have a culture and mapping style inspired by the southern US, especially Tennessee and the Carolinas. Most native names in the state will be Cherokee or Seminole, with some minor Ojibwe influences. The state's name is an anglicization of "mountains" in Cherokee.

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https://opengeofiction.net/#map=10/-33.0984/161.1042&layers=B Rural Mapping in Eustacia

https://opengeofiction.net/#map=13/-23.9628/22.9722&layers=B Small Appalachian Inspired Towns

https://opengeofiction.net/#map=16/-23.6901/22.2370&layers=B Downtown of a large city

https://opengeofiction.net/#map=13/-26.8771/24.5222&layers=B Natural Mapping

https://opengeofiction.net/#map=14/-24.1765/22.3799&layers=B Natural and Farmland

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Icefur2 (talk) 22:41, 11 May 2022 (UTC)

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  • Hi! I don't have the authority to grant you this territory but as a part of FSA Coordination Team (and a future neighbor) I really like this request. There are a few things me and admin agreed might want to be hammered out: the density you're going for is just a little bit too high. The city populations you are talking about, along with the geography of the state, fit in a lot more with northern Alabama than Georgia or the Carolinas. AR120-26 is actually pretty small if compared to US States, for one. Eustacia actually has a population around 2.1 Million, accounting for our own size and lack of coastline. You seem in a similar position but more extreme. Alabama's density of 99 people per square mile might make sense, giving you a population around 1.8 Million. Though that's a suggestion of course. Alabama gives you room for an industrial history and the flexibility that provides in subject matter. That said, I think taking inspiration from Tennessee, or those coastal states, is absolutely fine if you recognize that your mapping will not be as dense. It's a pretty hilly state, have fun with it. Certainly looking forward to collaborating with you. --Fluffr Nuttr (talk) 18:57, 12 May 2022 (UTC)
  • Hi and thanks! I just realized that the territory's size is a lot smaller than I thought. I averaged out the densities of Alabama and Tennessee, which are 99 and 153 respectively, to 125, which would give it a population of 2.2 million. Icefur2 (talk) 21:38, 12 May 2022 (UTC)
Feather-core-check-square.svg Territory application approved
I agree with Fluffr's suggestions, and I agree that this is a pretty strong territory request. I'm approving this request, in exchange for AN127. -TheMayor (talk) 00:32, 13 May 2022 (UTC)
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