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|Territory of Drevet|
|Official languages||Ingerish, Nihonish, Brunich, Vinnish|
|Currency||Belphenian Moka Piece (BPS)|
The Territory of Drevet is a small, isolated country in the equatorial region of Tarephia. Drevet's neighbors are largely uninhabited. Due to the isolated nature of the country, Drevet is dependent on ocean travel for importing and exporting goods. The majority of people live along the ocean, however, strong growth has encouraged people to scout and settle in the central and eastern regions.
The center of government is Reback. Northeast of the capital is the town of Marshall, the first settlement in Drevet.
- 1 History
- 2 Demographics
- 3 Districts and Cities
- 4 Landmarks & Points of Interest
- 5 Infrastructure of Drevet
The country was born in the late 18th Century as a covert colonization effort by Belphenia to secure a port in the west. On October 14, 1796, a fleet of five ships, Drevet, Taswell, Purcell, Marathon, and Colnago left Shadowsnow City. During the voyage, the Purcell, Marathon, and Colnago were lost during a violent storm, believed to be a hurricane. The remaining vessels arrived on the western shore of Tarephia in 1799. The government of Belphenia covered up the colonization as a refugee evacuation during the Battle of Shadowsnow.
The surviving ships landed and settled in present-day Marshall, named after Donovan N. Marshall, captain of the Drevet. The settlers agreed to name the new territory after the leading ship Drevet, whose name translated to "Powered". Growth of the new colony was slow as provisions from Belphenia were limited. However, after news of the colonization broke, native Belphenians voluntarily traveled to Drevet to escape ongoing conflicts and religious persecution.
During the 1850s, a sharp religious divide began to pit the small colony against one another. In this time, religious riots erupted in Marshall and the new village of Duranth. The majority of the original settlers were devout Jehovah's Witnesses, however, more ships were arriving in Marshall carrying Baptist refugees. This took a tragic turn in 1857 when the ship Vienna carrying Baptist refugees was attacked trying to dock in Marshall. During the conflict, the refugees were detained on the ship which was later burned, killing most of the 477 people on board.
Following the Burning of the Vienna, Baptist settlers ventured southward until they discovered a sweeping bay. The group named their first settlement Petersburgh. The region surrounding the new town was named Vienna, which remained virtually self-governing for nearly 50 years. While the northern region of Drevet grew slowly, the influx of Belphenian Baptists encouraged Vienna to experience robust growth. The Vienna region remained dominated by agriculture, however, Belphenian immigrants brought manufacturing knowledge and spurred massive growth in Drevet.
The 20th Century brought seismic changes to Drevet. The international community began pressuring Belphenia to end their control over Drevet. In 1903, Belphenian leader Sugi Uekawa decided to grant independence to the small territory. But before independence were to be granted, Uekawa decided that the entire territory had to be united under one government. While northern Drevet was willing to accept these terms, Viennites declared that they would not participate in a government lead by their persecutors. Viennian nationalists declared independence of their own. Tensions finally spilled over into a civil war in 1905, forcing Belphenia to send in their army to end the war and force Vienna to unify with Drevet. The civil war ended the following year after the Battle of Moulis. After another 20 years spent easing the tensions between northern and southern Drevet, the country was granted independence, naming Marshall as the capital city. After independence, Belphenia and Drevet remain strong trade partners which came to a crashing end during the Volkman period.
The 1949 Declaration of Isolation by Dictator Sasuke Volkman plunged Drevet into a horrific economic depression. The period was described as 'a child torn from its mother'. The Dreveti government resorted to strict rationing and austerity measures to keep the country from total collapse. Drevet faced 10 years of economic hardship until securing a trade deal with Omniville which began reviving the Dreveti economy.
In the late 1990s, Reiko Beard smuggled herself and a crew out of then still-isolated Belphenia and re-explored Drevet. She covertly arrived at Port Arlington in 1995. Using an alias, Beard explored much of the country in secret. Just east of the coastal towns of northern Drevet, Reiko Beard discovered and charted a large lake. In her journal, she remarked; This is a tranquil place I will return back to. It is theorized that that entry prompted her to name it Lake Reback. A nearby town was founded with the same name in 1997 and exploded in population. By 1999, the city of Reback was named the new capital.
Although, the country was economically weak, Drevet showed signs of regrowth dispite the absence of Belphenia. By 2004, economic development was approaching the levels seen prior to Belphenia's Volkman Era. Growth was especially strong in Petersburgh, which had invested heavily in manufacturing and distribution. The Petersburgh area became a hub for international freight travel, securing a lucrative investment from Catpaw Industries, based out of Khaiwoon. These investments caused the population of Petersburgh to surge to 400,000, becoming the largest city in the country. However, her southern sister, St. John's City, became jealous that the spotlight was being forgotten on her. St. John's City's largest investment, the International Sports Park, open in 2007 in hopes of attracting prestigious sporting events. The rivalry between Petersburgh and St. John's City is the biggest of it's kind in Drevet.
After the end of the Volkman Era in Belphenia, the two countries reentered diplomatic relations. With the renewed relations, Drevet and Belphenia entered into a Free Trade Agreement and Compact of International Exchange. Under the Compact of International Exchange, natural citizens of Drevet and Belphenia are permitted to travel freely to each other's country.
In 2015, North Vienna, South Vienna, Osceola and Behrbergen declared independence and formed the country of Vienna.
The population of Drevet has grown to 2,103,966, with the majority of people living along the coast.
Districts and Cities
From North to South
Largest cities in Bold
- West Marshall
- Tundra Town
Duranth Metropolitan Area
- Portland Heights
- New Charleston
- East Duranth
- West Reback
- South Reback
- Atlantic City
- Fox Center
- New Vienna
- St. Johns City
- Crouse Chapel
- Bay Corner
- East Landrytown
Landmarks & Points of Interest
Parks and Recreation
- Reback Botanic Garden, South Reback
- Lachrymose Beach & Lakeside Park, Marshall
- Marshall Beach, New Charleston
- Finite Forest, Paltryville
- Hybrid National Forest, Hybrid
- Mavis Golf Course, Sabraton
- Vienna Zoo & Delta Park, St. John's City
- Columbus Forest, Flintsville
- West Beach Park, Landrytown
- Museum of Science and Technology, Duranth
- Sandy Hook Gardens, Duranth
- Reback Belphenia Railway Terminal, South Reback
- World Trade Center, Arlington
- Union Square & Media Tower, Petersburgh
- Petersburgh Union Station, Petersburgh
- Vienna Historical Museum, New Vienna
- Lookout Tower, St. John's City
- Burke Christian Church, Burke
- Northland Mosque, Duranth
- Greenlawn Memorial Garden, Duranth
- St. Mary's Church, Duranth
- St. Peter's Cathedral, Petersburgh
- First Christian Church, Petersburgh
- St. John's Cathedral, St. John's City
- Reback Arena, Reback
- Crystal Heights Race Course, Reback
- Marshall Grand Plaza, Marshall
- Charleston Galleria, Duranth
- Reback Shopping Center, Reback
- Crystal City Mall, Portland Heights
- The Village at Portland Heights, Portland Heights
- Covent Lake Shops, New Vienna
Infrastructure of Drevet
For more information on the road network of Drevet, see Drevet Department of Transportation
Secondary Routes are numbered routes that supplement the Primary Route system. Secondary routes connect smaller population centers (10,000 and fewer) to the larger Primary and Motorway networks. Secondary routes sometimes serve as a placeholder for roads planned for extension.
Primary Routes are numbered roads maintained by the federal government. This designation is usually assigned to a road that provides the most direct connection between two major population centers (10,000+ people). Primary routes are also assigned to roads that connect district capitals and other important destinations, such as airports.
Motorways are free flowing limited access highways that are used to move traffic efficiently through the country.
State Roads are a classification of numbered minor roads. Generally, these roads do not serve major population centers. State Roads are usually assigned when a road is without a name and does not represent the quality of the road. These roads are often randomly numbered, but generally are assigned the lowest number available. State Roads often change when crossing district lines.
The nation is dependent on the shipping industry for moving goods through the country. Currently, Port Arlington serves as the nation's main harbor.