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2015-12-27

The Coat of Arms of the Ardisphere.

The Ardispheric Federation, (Castellanese La Federación Ardesférica; Gohangukian 화구연방 [hwa-gu-yeon-bang] (hanja 火球聯邦); Cambric Yr Ardesffêr), also called informally "The Ardisphere" (Castellanese "El Ardesfera"; Gohangukian "화국" [hwa-guk]; hanja "火國") is a nation located on the Gwynian subcontinent on the northern part of the continent of Archanta. Its capital and by far largest city is Villa Constitución, whose metropolitan area includes nearly half the country's population, while other major metropolitan areas with more than 100,000 inhabitants include (in descending order by size of population) Cerro y Casa and environs, Jeongto (정토시) along with the northern Marverde region, Comala and Utopía region, Cabo Inglés, Dos Lagos and Ynys Dieithriaid (northern Lago Libertad region), Ciudad Trece Templos, Altazor, and Lagartópolis (Témisa تَمِسا).

There is no consensus on the origin of the name of the country. At some point, some native name or phrase heard by the first Castellanese colonists in the late 1500s or early 1600 was reinterpreted as "Arde-Esfera" (burns-sphere i.e. "burning sphere") - not really grammatical but somehow viewed as a reference to the common sun-themed iconography of many native Altazorian religious sites.

One suggestion that is popular among linguists is that in fact it was the Altazorian phrase "alde sifira" which means, roughly, "Don't come here," which may have been uttered by an Altazorian chieftan while gesturing at icons of their sun-god and protector. The early Castellanese would have assumed that the natives were pointing to the icons and giving a name, and the similarity between the sound of their phrase and something meaningful in the Castellanese language that matched the image they were seeing meant that the linguistic association became locked in. If this is in fact the origin of the name of the country, there is a great deal of irony that it became a country made up largely of immigrants. Nowadays, however, even the Altazorians call the country "Ardesfari" in their own language, and any semantic relation to a possible Altazorian linguistic origin is not something they are conscious of.

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2015-11-21

Early military hero Marshallin Alba, Lady Risley.

Wiwaxian culture is matriarchal, with women holding virtually all positions of power in Wiwaxia society, although some inroads have been made by men in the past 50 years.

The original inhabitants of Wiwaxia, the Edicarians, had a matriarchal culture. Information on the Edicarians is sparse and only second-hand from either colonizers from western Uletha or from the neighboring Djadjaris. Nonetheless, it is recorded that the Edicarians successfully refused to negotiate with males. Ingerish, Kalmish and other venturers who attempted to communicate with the Edicarians found themselves on the other end of very effective guerilla attacks and in most cases ended up dead. Though some very small Kalmish settlements were established earlier, the Ingerish quickly prevailed because they learned to send women to negotiate with the Edicarians.

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2015-10-18

Official logo of the Quentinsburgh 2016 Summer Geolympiad. The interlocking diamonds represent teamwork, unity, and strength in numbers, while the overall shape in the shape of a Q was to represent the city of Quentinsburgh.

Quentinsburgh, Freedemia will be hosting the 2016 Summer Geolympiad (Pancontinental Games), the world's largest international sporting event that takes place every four years. The event is commonly referred to as Quentinsburgh 2016 since they will be hosting the event.

Quentinsburgh was announced as the host city on August 1st, 2015 after the announcement by the Geolympiad Committee. The other finalists were Old City, Neo Delta; Gata, Yury, Reback, Drevet, and Oyonnax, Ataraxia. The event will consist of ? sports, including foosball (recently added) and will take place across 29 venues across the Quentinsburgh metropolitan area.

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2015-09-27

The current Sibling Cities logo.

Sibling Cities of the World is a nonprofit citizen diplomacy network that creates and strengthens partnerships between communities in different countries, particularly through the establishment of "sibling cities". More than 60 towns and cities are partnered in 26 countries around the world. The organization "strives to build cooperation among different urban governments across borders, by promoting inter-cultural understanding and encouraging economic exchange".

For membership, the the organization only requires that there be an agreement between two cities to abide by the terms of the "sibling city" guidelines. Those two cities are then considered partners, and both mayors are automatically members of the "Assembly of World Mayors." Criteria for forming partnerships are diverse, but generally sibling pairs are chartered between similarly-sized cities on the basis of shared cultural, economic or historical elements.

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2015-09-06

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Bus routes map of Slovech.

Transurb Slovech (TuS) is the public transit authority in Slovech district, providing transport in the region, except in Veldhoven and the district of Baltimoria. It is the largest transit system in Belgravia and the 3rd-largest transit system in the Gran-Lusland.

Transurb operates 19 routes in Slovech, 20 routes from Slovech to metropolitan areas and 5 routes between towns in metropolitan region. Operates too, one ferry route connecting Porto Belgravia to Bolgrad, and three tram lines, of wich one crosses Porto Belgravia and the others, crosses Slovech to Bolgrad and to Trindade.

Due to its commitment to WESU and the preservation of the environment, the bus fleet has been replaced with hybrid models.

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2015-08-15

Aloran Airforce Officer Rank Insignia.

The Aloran Airforce is the main air fighting force for the Alora Flag 800.png Alora which also includes the country of Takora Flag.png Takora. This is responsible for the primary air defense of the nation as well as providing primary air offensive and defensive control during military campaigns and wartime. They provide the majority of the airsupport for all other branches of the military. The other branches such as the Navy, Marine Force, Maritime Guard and Army have their own airwings but they offer more of a supplemental mission for the various branches rather than total air superiority as is the case with the Airforce in general. As a result it works closely with the Army in providing the majority of its air defense and offensive operations. While the Navy (which has the second largest aviation division provides its own aircraft and operations especially due to being closely tied to aircraft carriers.

The Aloran Airforce consists of Fixed wing Aircraft (including fighter jets, bombers, cargo planes and personnel carriers), As well as rotary wing aircraft and VTOL/VSTOL airplanes, and unmanned drones. The Airforce conducts operatiosn such as the training of pilots, bombing, aircraft gunnery, avionics and flight navigation, air reconnaissance, flight operations and operates with its own administrative, logistics, and Supply departments. It is complete with its own Welfare and Medical care staff as well.

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2015-08-02

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Graph by the Naobanian Statistical Agency showing the unemployment rate in Purram, Naobania.

Purram is a small town in the north of Naobania, known for the Water met een Kleurtje factory, which is the primary employer in the region.

Since late 19th century, Purram has been a mining town. The local economy thrived on the many coal mines in the region; 57% of the male labour force worked for the Naobanian State Mines. This percentage steadily dropped during the 20th century as 'office jobs' became more prevalent in Purram. Nevertheless, in the 1960's, 45% of the male labour force worked for the state mines. Fierce competition from emerging economies, however, made coal from Purram too expensive. Coal mine after coal mine was closed down, the last one being the Leendermijn, which was closed down in 1985. Unemployment rates went up dramatically, reaching its peak in 1986 at 46%.

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2015-07-26

A typical residence in the Goengyuē-Pang neighborhood.

Pyingshum is the capital and biggest city of Kojo. It is the centre of politics, culture and commerce as well as the country's main transportation hub.

Kojo is divided into regions, the so-called Ikis. The city of Pyingshum Pyingshum-sur is inside the Region of Pyingshum, the Pyingshum-Iki, along with other cities such as Kahyuemgúchi and Formajiá. The city is subdivided into administrative districts, the Dengshōs. These divisions are also congruent to the postal-code and telephone-code areas. The Dengshōs in Pyingshum are numbered from 1 to 9, with number 1 being the inner city and the other 8 being situated and counted clockwise from the north around the inner city. Dengshōs are then subdivided into Pangs, which can be compared to wards or city quarters.

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2015-07-19

Uletha's location on the globe.

Uletha is a large continent consisting of many countries, a broad diversity of cultures, and a vast range of climates and biomes. It is mostly in the northern hemisphere, though a small part of its southern peninsula, and a few islands, are located below the equator.

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2015-07-12

Map showing the route of the Tunnel Beaudry - Latina.

The Tunnel Beaudry - Latina is an undersea road and railway tunnel that opened on September 8 2014. At over 80 km in length, it is one of the longest undersea tunnels worldwide.

This tunnel shortened the way over land around the Bahia Bergez by 1 700 km and avoids passage through a third country, so that Beaudry and Latina are connected through the tunnel in a direct way. The necessity had long been seen, but the high costs were seen as prohibitive, to build this way under the sea. Finally in 2002 the work was undertaken.

The governments of Beaudry and Latina built this tunnel with two motorway lanes in each direction and two rails for normal and latinian AVE-trains. Both countries pay 50 % of the costs and get 50 % of the toll for the throughfare. Speed limit in the tunnel is 100 km/h.

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2015-07-05

The W39 is a long-range twin-engine jet aircraft which can carry a maximum of 240 passengers and 12 crew.

'Watanabe Aerospace (SC)', also known as WA, pecializes in the manufacture and maintenance of aircraft. It is headquartered in Lasangeles, Costabaja in Paxtar, and is a subsidiary of Watanabe Industries (SC). The Watanabe Sky Port launch and test facility is located in Sukaidoa, Sabishii.

In 296AL, Watanabe Industries began the manufacture of small aircraft to be used by the company's flight service. As part of an arrangement with the Paxtaren government, the aircraft division was relocated to Lasangeles and named Watanabe Aircraft in 332.

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2015-06-28

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Streetcar-net in Aaby.

Aaby, founded 1488, is the second greatest ciy in Zylanda. The town has 1 021 521 inhabitants. The flag with the three Athenes symbolisizes the three faculties of the first university of Zylanda, founded in 1503. The blue stripes at top and bottom are the sign of the harbour of the town. The name Aaby means only "town at the river"

Short after the founding of Elegantia 1487 under the name "Hovedstaad" (capital city) in 1488 Aaby was founded roundabout 100 km nearer to the sea as a harbour town. Long times it was unclear, if Aaby or if Elegantia can be the capital of the united territories of Zylanda - but Elegantia was in this race always a step forward. The choose of the kings answered this question, as they made Elegantia to the capital of theyr kingdom.

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2015-06-21

Karolian leader Jän Maasriiäs.

Jän Huuvik Maasriiäs (1761-1829) was a Karolian statesman. He was the first President of unified Karolia, serving from 1803-1811, and is credited with creating a stable democracy and initiating the modernisation of the country.

One of the most well-known historical figures in Karolia, his portrait appears on the reverse of the Kr20 banknote, as well as having Maasriiäs Ot, the central avenue in Säntjana on which the Karolian parliament and ministries are located, named after him. He was voted fifth in a poll of the '50 Greatest Karolians' in 2000.

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2015-06-14

The GranLuslandia World Cup logo.

The 2014 World Cup was hosted by Gran-Lusland, a historic region that includes three independent countries: Brasonia, Belgravia and Luslandia. Before 2014, 2002 was the first time the WAFO World Cup was played in more than one country. That time, the host country was Gobrassanya, but there was some matches in Khaiwoon

Unlike another times, in 2014 the choice of head groups was only due to WAFO ranking, and because this, two host countries (Luslandia and Belgravia) were not head groups.

In this current format, in groups stage, the 32 teams are divided in eight groups of four. The two best ones in each group go to the next stage. Here, from round of 16 till the final, each match eliminates the losers. The two losers in semi-finals play a match to decide the 3rd place.

As with the 2010 tournament, each team's squad consisted of 23 players (three of whom must be goalkeepers). Each participating national association had to confirm their final 23-player squad no later than 10 days before the start of the tournament. Teams were permitted to make late replacements in the event of serious injury, at any time up to 24 hours before their first game. During a match, all remaining squad members not named in the starting team were available to be one of the three permitted substitutions (provided the player is not serving a suspension).

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2015-06-07

The huge lake of Kiisjarlvi lies in the centre of the Taamras mountains and is a popular tourist attraction.

The Federal Republic of Karolia is a sovereign state in the northern part of Archanta. It has a population of eighteen million and covers an area of approximately 100,000 square km. It is bordered by Mecyna to the east, AR18 to the west, Arataran to the north and completely surrounds the microstate of Meridonia. The capital city and main administrative centre is Säntjana, with the second largest city Vasireii. Other major cities are Känton, Kyor and Lapise. Karolia is a highly developed democracy with a high HDI rating and a large modern economy.

The country is divided into twenty-one states which have considerable devolved powers. The state of Kyorimaa is semi-independent in law and national status in recognition of its unique culture and language. The country is officially bilingual, with the majority Karolian language having equal status to Románš, the first language of around a sixth of the population. Karolia is often portrayed as one of the most politically liberal and progressive countries in the world and is also known for its artistic and manufacturing achievements.

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2015-05-31

Jemima Winterstreet in 1937.

Jemima Winterstreet (1895-1969) was Prime Minister of Wiwaxia from 1936-1944 and 1952-1956. She was Wiwaxia's most influential prime minister, with many major reforms undertaken during her tenure.

Jemima Broomfield Winterstreet was born in 1895 to Gertrude Winterstreet, a lawyer and Alfred Broomfield. She grew up in the Old Bretton neighborhood of Fanshawe in a house that had long been in the Winterstreet family, on Magenta Street between the Cathedral and the Market Square. Though not members of the titled class, the Winterstreets were well-to-do. She attended the Villette School where her intelligence and judgement were noted - and praised - early on. When she was only 16 years old, she won a scholarship to Royal Wiwax University, and she took her exams two years early and moved to Wiwaxmouthe, where she lived with her aunt, Eliza Broomfield.

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2015-05-24

An example of the language: the title banner of the Řots national newspaper, Nekkā Tsōřts.
Řotsnan is the official language of Řots. Spoken Řotsnan is essentially a collection of dialects, most of which sound very similar to each other and speakers from different dialects can understand each other without much difficulty. A small number of dialects (including probably the Řotsnan that is spoken by the country's nobility) are harder to understand for the majority of speakers. A unified written standard was introduced in 3417.

Related to Řotsnan are Irnan and Vařenan; these are classified as separate languages, which share however many common features with Řotsnan. Both languages face extinction: Irnan has between 200 and 500 speakers, Vařenan less than 50.

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2015-05-17

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Percentages of sales per country of Water met een Kleurtje in 2014
Water met een Kleurtje is a Forrintian Soda brand that is produced in Aelmeerne, Purram and Willmore by LiMeSi and exported all over Archanta and parts of Uletha, but is predominantly popular in Naobania.

In 1932 the then 4 year old Bartolomeus vander Quack emigrated with his parents from Naobania to the Forrintian city of Aelmeerne. His father, Dirk vander Quack, started a grocery shop and made his own lemonade syrups in the back of the store. When Bartolomeus was old enough he started helping out in the shop after school and on saturdays. Bartolomeus was often tasked with producing the syrups and selling them to the custommers. The customers would often ask for a sample, but disliked the lemonade most of the time, because Bartolomeus had the habbit of putting only a few drops of syrup in a glas before filling it with water. His desperate father begged him to put more syrup in the samples, because the shop was losing customers, but Bartolomeus, who himself had a distinct hatred of anything sweet, refused. Dirk vander Quack had no choice but to fire his son. Bartolomeus, enraged by being sacked by his own father, started peddling his lemonade with a cart in the streets of Aelmeerne. Most of the indigenous Aelmeerners disliked his products, but he found a large outlet in the Naobanian immigrant community in Aelmeerne. The Naobanians loved his beverages and started sending bottles to their native country.

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2015-05-10

Front page of the ``Times`` from 1 August 2014
The Times of Khaiwoon (Khaiwoonese: Khaiwoon bap Taims Khaiwoon bap Taims, but most often referred to locally as the Times) is the largest circulating newspaper in the city-state of Khaiwoon and one of top fifty in the world. Its average daily print circulation is approximately 700,000. Although this number continues a steady decline, the paper's online presence, times.kh, has grown to become one of the world's leading news websites. The paper is published by the The Times of Khaiwoon Corporation.


The Times was founded in 1841 by Arthur Hudstone and Everett D. Clotting, two Ingerish businessmen resident in Khaiwoon, who organized the paper primarily as a bulletin for shipping notices and advertisements for the bustling port's growing expatriate community of various nationalities. Published exclusively in the Ingerish language, circulation remained relatively limited for its first fifty years, focused primarily on expatriates but also read by Khaiwoonese merchants who did business with them and moved in the same circles.

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2015-05-03

Poster of the Sixth International
In 1956 Doctor James Sunshine, president-dictablanda of Tamarindia, founded the international brotherhood of worker's parties, the Sixth International, which has its congress and headquarters at Casa Quebracho in the syndicate quarter of Misión. Though suspended in 1984 after the death of the Good Doctor, the collapse of the Tamarindian state and its administration by an international coalition, the International was revived by Francisco Vasquez Garcia in 1993. During the period 1985-1992, the Sixth International Congress held outside of Tamarindia. Where?


The International holds an annual congress for leaders of workers' parties as well as housing a permanent international staff representative of each participating party globally. The International has been dedicated to retaining association with many branches of left-wing politics, including socialists, anarchists, dictablanda and syndicalists, refusing to expel any party or member over policy disagreements throughout its history. This has, to some, made it ineffective in political will as it is burdened by a wide range of debate and political positions. Conversely, it has been successful in holding together a factionalised workers movement and is respected generally by workers' parties for its inclusive agenda.

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2015-04-26

Paxair International Routes
'Paxtaren Airlines (SC)', referred to as "Paxair", is the national carrier of Paxtar. Originally founded in 302AL in Doxterity, CM, as Costamedia Air Transport, to provide small-plane non-scheduled passenger and minor freight service in central Costamedia and surrounding areas. By 312AL, scheduled service began between Safrisco, Sandego and Lasangeles. Regular scheduled service to Carmeleum and Sukaidoa was added soon after.

In 332AL the Paxtaren government acquired majority ownership of Costamedia Air Transport and Watanabe Kokukaisha which were merged and renamed Paxtaren Airlines.

Paxair's headquarters and hub are located in Safrisco.

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2015-04-19

AN headquarters complex in St. Richards
The Assembly of Nations (AN) is an intergovernmental organization made up of almost every country in the world. Its mission is to facilitate communication and foster cooperation between governments worldwide; to promote international understanding, peace and prosperity; and to defend the human rights and individual freedoms of people everywhere. To further these ends the AN administers a wide range of programs around the globe, including peacekeeping missions, security collaboration projects, human rights campaigns, economic and social development projects, environmental awareness and protection activities, as well as humanitarian missions for populations in crisis.

The four doves found on the AN seal and emblem symbolize peace in all four directions of the compass, in all four corners of the world.

The Assembly building is located on Jada Island, in the Duchy of St. Richards, within the Kingdom of Pretany since 1966. Map

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2015-04-12

An etching of Doon from the flyleaf of the third edition of his book Verdades y Creencias, printed 1896.

Luciano Doon d'Orange (born 1840, Saint-Hubert de l'Açan, DB; died 1913, Bahía de la Jacaranda, DB) was a noted philosopher and author in the Ardisphere, who developed a significant body of work not just in epistemology but also in political theory and political economy, which had huge influence on the course of philosophy and political thought in the modern world.

Doon was born to a landowning family in the Franquese-speaking northern edge of the Ardisphere in the earliest years of the Federation, when there was very little either culturally or politically to tie the far-flung region to the southern capital. Only 15 years old at the onset of the Ardispherian Civil War, he nevertheless enlisted in the military, against his parents wishes, serving as a sailor during a few of the naval battles on the Marverde (the largest of the Ardisphere's inland lakes) that occurred during the second year of the war. His father, a landowner, vintner and vociferous autonomist, disowned his son.

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2015-04-05

Train of F-Type for line # 4 on the way to Santa Rosa

The metro net of Latina (Cidudad) now (October 2014) has 15 lines. Line # 2 has two branches in the east and in the west and line # 3 two branches in the west. The other lines run point to point. On the other hand the lines ## 5 and 15 can see as one system with 2 branches at each side, but line # 15 is seen as an own line, because the line run on own tracks some kilometers parallel to line # 5, where then lay 4 tracks for the heavy traffic of the relation, which serves the lines ## 5 and 15.

General the trains run every 3 minutes in the inner city area - in the peak hours every 2 minutes. Lines # 2 and # 3 run in the middle part each 2,5 minutes, in the rush hour each 90 seconds or 2 minutes - the branches of this lines then each 5 minutes, in the rush hour each 3 or 4 minutes. On the common part of lines ## 5 and 15 dayover every 90 seconds arrive a train, in the rush hour every 60 seconds - may be at the one side of the platform or at the other.

Late evening the trains follow another all 5 minutes, in the night all 10 or 15 minutes. In the nights from Sundy to Monday til Thursday to Friday the passenger-service can stop at some lines several hours before 4:00 because works at tracks a.s.o. are necessary.

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2015-03-28

Paxtaren 10 Star Note, Reverse, showing map of Antarephia

The Paxtaren Star is the official currency of the Paxtaren Republic. It is abbreviated as 'S', 'PXS', 'PX☆' or just '☆', and is issued by the Bank of the Paxtaren Republic. The star consists of 100 smaller units called Sents, abbreviated as 's' or 'st'.

Banknotes are printed on linen paper in denominations of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500 stars. The notes contain several security and anti-counterfeit measures, as well as raised raised ink for the sight impaired. Each note is 127mm x 64mm in size. Living persons are not permitted to appear on currency.

Coins are made from alloys predominantly comprised of copper, zinc and nickel, to produce the colors 'copper', 'silver' and 'gold'. No precious metals are actually used.

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2015-03-21

The Tamarindian flag
Tamarindia is a federal alliance of syndicates in south-eastern Tarephia, on the Latin Peninsula. With its northern coastline part of the Tarephian Sea and its eastern coast forming one side of the Straits of Liberia, Tamarindia shares national borders with Latina and Tara to the south, and Occidentalia to the west. A large portion of the interior is inaccessible rainforest and over 90% of the population live around the edges of the nation, either in the coastal plains of north and east, or the mountainous ranges of the west and south. The capital of Tamarindia is the northern city of Misión, named for the grandfather of the nation James Mission, in the Tesoro Norte province.

An historical and current middle power and a prominent Tarephian and Latin Peninsula regional power, Tamarindia is one of the world's major economies and Tarephia's third-largest. Because of its stability, market size and increasing share of the high-tech sector, Tamarindia is classed by investors as a middle emerging economy with a "high" rating on the Human Development Index.

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2015-03-14 & 2017-08-26

Two Siikesilla designs: these belong to the current President and Chancellor of Karolia, Rülik Loeslaes and Täni Säpaarv
A Siikesilla (Románš: Sikâsíllâ) is a design or device which is intrinsic to the folk culture of Karolia and is held to bring good fortune, wisdom and strength to the holder. It is usually made up of a form based around concentric circles and radial lines, but other shapes may also be found. Every Karolian will traditionally have a Siikesilla that they have designed as part of a coming-of-age ceremony; the completed design is often realised as an amulet or carving and, once accepted, cannot be altered or disinherited.

The concept and term derives from the Siike, a magical object in Karolian mythology which is usually depicted as a pot or cauldron (sometimes a chalice or millstone) possessing magical powers to communicate with and restore the dead to life, produce anything the finder desires and protection from enemies, as long as one remains with it. It is thought that the tradition derives from an episode in the Vaaräsiin epic in which the hero Kalet manages to retain some of the Siike's powers by carving its likeness in in gold using magical symbols, although other theories have also been proposed. The circular features of most designs are understood to be the pot or wheel-like shape of the Siike.

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2015-03-07

Avenida Liberdad - to the right older parts of Barrio # 2
Latina (Cidudad) is the greatest city of Latina and the capital of the country. There are 6.345.609 inhabitants (census of 2011). The town was founded in 1489 by the brothers Emilio and Ewaldo Bergez, who sailed into the bight of Latina in 1488. The first settlement was the southern part of the present Barrio # 1 (Cidudad Vejo). Latina (Cidudad) was from the beginning the capital of the colony Latina and from 1824 the capital of the then independent and as republic united former colonies of New Holland and Latina under the name "Latina".

To differ the town from the country, the offical name is Latina (Cidudad), but in daily use the people only say Latina or "la cidudad" (the town) or "la muchdumbre" (the crowd).

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2015-02-28

The first map shows the Clearshore Region prior to the super eruption, and the second map shows the newly formed Belphenian Volcanic Island Chain Region with the extended section of the Erzanna Fault Line as the Erzanna Subduction Zone Extension
Belphenia (officially the Theocratic People's Kingdom of Belphenia (TPKB; Nihonish:ベルフェニア) is a country in southeastern Uletha, consisting of 26 prefectures and 15 states. It is a theocracy, and shares land borders with Country UL015 to the north, and Orinoco to the east, and Xerneas to the west, with Pasundan-Padjadjaran to the south, and Commonia to the southeast across the Sound of Pa. Its capital city is Remiville. The name Belphenia is derived from the names Belphine and Beretania. This is a very rare name, and is very uncommon until Native Belphenians traveled to other countries and helped many people to recognize the name. Since 2011, Belphenia's official state religion is Jehovah's Witnesses. The religion that influenced Belphenia's expedition to find the truth about world events, which is why Belphenia is often referred to as "The Land of the Truth". The country is well known for establishing organizations known as Guilds.

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2015-02-22 and 2018-05-19

Excelsior Palace c. 1878
Wiwaxmouthe is the capital of Wiwaxia. The city proper has 1.29 million residents and the metro area is 2.1 million. It is the largest city in Wiwaxia, with extensive transportation links including two major train stations, the Wiwax Pargiter International Airport and major highways W301, W331, W341 and R21. Wiwaxmouthe is the seat of government, with both Parliament and the royal palace of Excelsior. It is also home to the country's primary naval base, the Royal Admiralty.

The first settlements at the mouth of the RIver Wiwax date from c. 270. Archeologists have found axe heads and the remains of fires that predate this, but the foundations of several large shelters from c. 270-320 were found during excavations made in the cleanup of contamination on Cog Island in 1977 are acknowledged to be the first permanent settlements in the area.

The first recorded history is of the Abbey of St. Kenelm and the little village that grew up around it, founded c. 1530 originally by Kalmish monks. However, it wasn't until more than a century later when the Ingerish gained a permanent foothold that construction began on the LIttle Mother Palace, which was the true beginning of the city of Wiwaxmouthe. Built for the Ingerish Governor between 1637-1638, the spot for the palace was chosen for its strategic position. Later governors reinforced the palace and also had Wiwax Greatkeep built on the other side of the river, as well as the Great Church. With the safety that the Little Mother Palace and the GreatKeep provided, the village that had sprung up around the palace became a town, expanding towards St. Kenelm Abbey.

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2015-02-19

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Fronterizo is a small coastal town in northern Tara, on the border with Tamarindia. Historically part of the Tara region of Latina, the town lies between 10–230 feet (3–70 m) above sea level, rising steeply northward and westward from the sea front onto limestone cliffs. The older part of the town lies around the two beaches and is protected by a rocky headland.

With a population of around 25,000 Fronterizo is the largest inhabited area on the North Tara coast. The town has fishing and service industries, as well as being a tourist destination. Its close proximity to the border with neighbouring Tamarindia has resulted in a large influx of Tamarindians, who make up approaching half the population in the town. Consequently Fronterizo is known for its Tamarindian feel. Inhabitants of the town are known as Fronteros.

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2015-02-11

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Khaiwoon, Khaiwoon officially the 'Khaiwoonese Republic' (Khaiwoonese: Ripablikh Khaiwoonmai, Ripablikh Khaiwoonmai), is a sovereign city-state located off the southeastern tip of the Gobras Peninsula in southern Uletha. It is separated from Gobrassanya by the Strait of Santa Rosa, approximately 20 kilometers in width. The Khaiwoon-Gobrassanya Friendship Tunnel provides an underwater railway link under the strait between Khaiwoon and the mainland.

With over 6 million people living in under 1,000 square kilometers, Khaiwoon is extremely urbanized and one of the most densely populated nations in the world. Over many years Khaiwoon has expanded its area through extensive land reclamation. Originally a large number of separate islands, today over 90% of Khaiwoon's land area is linked together by causeways and other reclamation projects.

For centuries the islands constituted the Principality of Khaiwoon, ruled by a dynasty of hereditary princes. Successive rulers helped build up a vast merchant fleet which dominated trade with the coastal villages of the Gobras Peninsula and opened up trading routes to island groups such as Akinyaka and Lonowai. Khaiwoonese merchants sailed east and west along the southern coasts of Uletha, and eventually amassed great wealth from long distance intercontinental trade with Tarephia, Antarephia and Archanta.

Unlike the Gobrasi peoples on the nearby mainland, Khaiwoon's government was able to resist a large scale influx of overseas settlers and endured only a brief colonial occupation. After a few decades, Khaiwoon reverted to independence and declared itself a republic. Since then, a robust policy of free trade pursued by the government has helped make Khaiwoon one of the world's busiest trading ports, as well as a major financial center and commercial hub of the world economy.

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