|6, 51.904, 38.672|
|Kingdom of Ascot|
""Together for eternal freedom under the crown""
and largest city
|• Regional languages||Tysk, Franquese|
|Ethnic Groups||White (85%)|
|• Monarch||King Henry (M)|
|• Prime Minister||Clarence Winsdon (M)|
|Legislature||Parliament of Ascot|
|• Total||TBD km2|
TBD sq mi
|• Estimate (TBD)||TBD|
|• Total||515 billion|
|• Per capita||65 billion|
|Currency||Ascot Crowns (ASC)|
Ascot, officially the Kingdom of Ascot, sometimes referred as the "Lion City" or as the City of time travel, is a island-city-state in the Asperic Ocean. It is located in the archipelago of the holmish islands, on the southwestern side of Antarephia, surrounded by Libéron, Leeuwaarden and Vilvetia. 6,790,000 people live in the city, approximately TBD million in the metropolitan region of Ascot and TBD million in the whole kingdom. The city stretches across TBD inhabited islands and TBD more witch are uninhabited. The area has been settled since 450 BC and was founded as a autonomous city in 1692 by Settler Lewis Forbes.
Ascot is worldwide a famous place for the religion of Asvenism. Ascot was a very sealed off country until the revolution in 1987 when ascot became a neutral state. Since than the city became a hotspot for companies, organizations and institutions from all over the world. There are still 85% of the Inhabitants followers of the religion, but the rules were getting much more open since 1987. Especially young Ascottish people are very world open and hospitable.
Ascot is now a leading global city in the arts, commerce, education, entertainment, fashion, finance, healthcare, media, professional services, research and development, tourism, and transportation. It is crowned as one of the world's largest financial centre and has one of the largest metropolitan area GDP in the world. Ascot is a world cultural capital. It is one of the most visited cities measured by international arrivals. Ascot is a leading destination for investment, hosting many international retailers and ultra high-net-worth individuals. Ascots Arkmann University is one of the best Universities worldwide, nowhere can you study so many subjects.
The Ascot metropolitan Island government (TBD) administers the TBD Special Wards of Ascot (each governed as an individual county), which also covers several Cities which where independent before it merged and became the metropolitan prefecture in 1843. The TBD also administers TBD shires in the western part of the prefecture and several mini island shires. The city hosts TBD of the Fortune Global 500 companies, a very high number compared to other cities in the world.
- 1 Geography
- 2 History
- 2.1 Prehistory 450BC-124AC
- 2.2 Holman Kingdom 124-1100
- 2.3 Discovery of Ascot 1602
- 2.4 Asvenist Colonization 1656-1664
- 2.5 Ascottish Femines 1664-1677
- 2.6 great flooding of 1717
- 2.7 Franquese Ascot 1732-1789
- 2.8 Holmish Revolution TBD-TBD
- 2.9 Independent Ascot 1834-1913
- 2.10 Hurricane 1891
- 2.11 Foster Docks fire 1905
- 2.12 Overthrow of the Kingdom 1913-1917
- 2.13 The Cunningham Theatre fire 1916
- 2.14 old Holmic Empire 1917-1987
- 2.15 terror attack 1989
- 2.16 Holmic Federation
- 2.17 modern Ascot
- 3 Politics
- 4 Religion
- 5 Holydays
- 6 Tourism
- 7 Education
- 8 Transportation
- 9 Economy
- 10 National, International and Non-Governmental Institutions
- 11 Leisure
- 12 Culture
- 13 Sports
According to the Scrolls of Davus, Ascot (and North Ascot) used to be occupied by a tribe of natives which is believed to have originated from mainland Antarephia. It is believed these natives, called the Carumas, rose in prominence in the Holmish Islands around 450 BC, establishing a kingdom which lasted for at least until the 2nd century after Davus (124 AC), when much of the natives died out when an unknown disease spread through the nation (believed to be bird flu).
Holman Kingdom 124-1100
Discovery of Ascot 1602
Due to the need of establishing a form of checkpoint between Antarpehia and Uletha, and the need for resettlement of several Asvenists overcrowding in Ingerish colonies, the Ingerish arrived in the Holmish Islands in 1692. At that time around 2500 people and 34 old Holman clans occupied Ascot. A pact was signed between the Teguan clan, the largest clan at the time, and the Ingerish settlers to establish a town (Whiteport) on Ascot, making it the most prominent settlement in the Holmish islands. In the early years of colonisation, only 18’000 people; mostly Ulethans immigrated to the islands. Initially, the economy of the Holmish colony blossomed.
Asvenist Colonization 1656-1664
Between 1654-1663 bad famines ruled in Ingerland, many inhabitants emigrated to places like Khaiwoon or Quentinsburgh. At that time the population of Ascot existed of not more than 18'000 inhabitants, the town itself existed of a few cottages and the Citadells. King Earnest I was a strong adversary of the polytheistic religion of the Asvenists. He decided to resettle the Asvenists to Ascot in 1656. Under the faith to escape the hunger they were let themselves resettle. Between 1656 and 1664, 600'000 Asvenists immigrated to Ascot. Nevertheless, the immigrants had to starve in Ascot further, the island was laid out for only 18'000 people, there were only a few cattle farms and the water supply was miserable.
Ascottish Femines 1664-1677
Tensions between Colonists and the natives rose over the lack of resources until the Ingerish government decided to eliminate all the remaining natives. Most of the natives fled on small island in front of the ascottish Coast or in the mountains of North Ascot, but most of the Clans were eliminated by the the Ingerish Gouvernement. However, the land problem has not been settled over the discovery that Ascot has plenty of arable land for farming; a brief war started in 1677 between Ulethan businessmen over competing land uses. The war was settled when the government took ownership over all the land in Ascot, though this was met with some opposition from the supposed landowners. Agriculture became the next major sector of the Ingerish colony.
great flooding of 1717
A major flooding on the island in 1717 undermined the economy. but the Adventist Community had no possibility to emigrate from Ascot, because the “persecution of Asvenists” started in many Christian countries.
Franquese Ascot 1732-1789
In the 1730s the Franquese have settled on the northeastern parts of the Holmish islands, which became Franquese Ascot in 1748 when the Ingerish sold a part of the Island for only 20,000$ to promote the ascottish economy after the great flooding. Over increasing trade in Ascot, the Ingerish meanwhile have decided to rebuy Franquese Ascot in 1789. But unfortunately the government had not enough money to do so. Gouverneur Henry Cornwall decided to organize the Bonfire Night. In the Night from the 7. To the 8. July the assault on the City of Plouharnel (today Platfort) take place, over 35’000 Franquese Ascottish people died in that Night. The Franquese Government decided to cut all commercial contracts between the Ingerish and the Franquese Kingdom. A war against the Ingerish wasn’t a option because the Ingerish Navy was much more developed than the Franquese one.
Holmish Revolution TBD-TBD
Independent Ascot 1834-1913
Foster Docks fire 1905
The 1905 Foster Docks fire occurred on July 13, 1905, and killed at least 406 persons in and around the Foster, Parliament piers of the Vilvetian shipping company. the fire began when cotton bales stored in some warehouses in front of the terminal, and winds carried the flames to nearby barrels of volatile liquids, such as turpentine and oil, which exploded in rapid succession. Foster Docks caught fire at 10 am, at this time three passenger ship were docked at the pier 2, 5 and 6. Milton Tucker, Captain of the SS Cromwell decided to evacuate the whole ship while the Captains of SS Sate and the SS Thevat decided to leave the docks. All three Ships caught fire, the SS Cromwell sank at the docks of Foster. While the other two cruisers float around the Great Lake of Ascot, the SS Sate crashed at 16 pm in two ships at Parliament Piers and the SS Thevat sunk in front of Parliament Promenade.
Overthrow of the Kingdom 1913-1917
Because of the heavy immigration to the Holmish Islands the government splitted in two big parts in 1913, the conservatives and liberal Asvenists. The really open minded and liberal Primus Ryon Harrison died at a Terror Attack in 1913, where the whole Palace of Asvenism burned down. A day later 5 Conservative Asvenists confessed that Attack and were arrested. Primus Clark Clover took power 3 months after the attack on the Palace, supported by some Communists. Clover gaind a lot of new party members with his Speeches. He promised to make the Asvenist Religion great again! Between 1913 and 1917 the NAP rose from 22‘000 to over 1 million members. 1917 White mobs of approximately 500–1000 people, instigated by the rumor of an assault of a white family and subsequent minor riot, armed themselves and attacked a black neighborhood in Hamelton (north Ascot) known as the Black district of Ascot. The riot killed 200–350 people and destroyed more than 1,500 homes and hundreds of businesses, leaving over 15,000 people homeless.
The Cunningham Theatre fire 1916
The Cunningham Theatre fire happened on September 8, 1916, in TBD, Ascot. It was one of the deadliest theater fires ever. At least 578 people died as a result of the fire.
old Holmic Empire 1917-1987
- Main article: old Holmic Empire
In 1917, the ascottish King Leopold II and the royal family flew to the Island of St. John, just a few hours later a huge explosion at the royal Palace, urged 153 people’s life. In faith that the whole royal family was murderd in that disaster, Primus Clark Clover gaind Power, He founded a whole new government the „old Holmic Empire“ in 1918.
In the next 67 years, Ascot was ruled under a communist regime, while still allowing religion in the state. Its isolationist regime, however, resulted in a lack of social and economic development. The poor economic conditions resulted in the Ascottian Spring in 1966, which was brutally suppressed. About 200 protestors were killed, and 2,000 people were arrested. However, in response to the attempted revolution, Clark Clover resigned and was taken over by the vice Primus Jonas Clifford. The government of Ascot, under the new government, implemented reforms for the general improvement of the economy, through the improvement of worker's conditions and opening up its ports for trade, but the opening was limited to only certain ships. In 1982, Ascot ran into foreign debt over mismanagement of finances and decrease in agricultural production when the lands of Ascot began to lose its fertility. A protest broke out in October that year over the fact that the government arrested key Asvenist pastor Austin Thomas, who urged that Ascot 'should no longer rely on agriculture to survive. The protests accumulated into a riot when the soldiers reportedly killed 78 protestors in front of the Parliament. The soldiers, being overpowered by the rebellion, decided to join the masses. The Primus Jonas Clifford tried to flee, but Viveltian forces managed to capture him and send him back to Ascot, where he voluntarily resigned in December. By this time, the communists have lost power in November after the protests, creating a political vacuum in Ascot. The National Ascot Front, supported by Vilvetia, formed a government in 1987 under Primus Preston Cause and King Henry the grandson of King Leopold II.
terror attack 1989
The Ascot Times building in central Ascot was destroyed by a bomb, killing 21 workers. The bomb was apparently placed due to the paper's opposition to the thinking of some conservative Asvenists; two labor organizers, the Clarkwell brothers, then pled guilty to escape a death sentence, receiving fifteen years and life in prison respectively.
- Main article: Holmic Federation
Today Ascot is a really interesting location for companies from all over the world. There are a lot of reasons why it became such a economical giant. For one thing, the capital is well positioned in terms of its time zone between the giant economies of the west and the Far East. That’s hugely advantageous in terms of Ascot’s potential as a commercial hub. Language is also a factor. Clearly Ingerish business leaders are attracted to Ascot because ingerish is the common language. But there are other factors too. Ascot’s population has a high number skilled workers, thats because of well known Universities in the City.
- Main article: Ascot's Public Transportation