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2017-12-4 and 2016-03-28

2015 Khaiwoon Grand Prix poster.

The Khaiwoon Grand Prix is an auto racing event of the Open Geofiction Federation International of Autosports (OGFIA), held annually every March in the city-state of Khaiwoon. It is organized by both the Formula Plus (FP+) and Premier Formula (1PF) racing organizations, and features both FP+ and 1PF races. Tens of thousands of racing fans from all over the world attend the event every year.

The racing takes place on a roughly triangular street circuit laid out in the Eastside area of the city, with Tacaikheeë Street on one side of the triangle, Eastside Avenue on another, and the Khagwai Transversale on the third. These streets are closed for several days in preparation for the race, as barriers are put up and other alterations are made for the racing vehicles. The course is slightly over three kilometers (two miles) in length and cars travel clockwise around the circuit. Large viewing stands are assembled alongside the course in Jopeeë Park as well as Kennedy Green to accommodate the demand for viewing. The racing is also visible from several hotels and other tall buildings in the area, and is broadcast by a number of sports television networks around the world. Extensive coverage of the Grand Prix is found in many local print publications, including the Times of Khaiwoon and others.

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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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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,, 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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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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Nahuwa Atoll viewed from space

Nahuwa Atoll (Onnutuan: Nahuwa) is a possession of the Kingdom of Onnutu, located almost directly on the Equator, about 2500 km south of mainland Uletha and 2000 km south of the rest of Onnutu. The closest land is nearly 1000 km to the east. The atoll has a land area of just 14 square kilometers, surrounding a shallow lagoon of approximately 25 square kilometers.

For centuries Nahuwa Atoll was known to seafaring peoples such as the Onnutuans (who called it Nahuvai in Old Uuvainese) and the Khaiwoonese (who called it Nakhoo). Archaeologists believe the atoll was used by these peoples only as a rest stop, as there is no evidence of any early settlement there. In 1790 the Ingerish landed and claimed the atoll, and in 1814 established the first permanent outpost, a small naval resupply station. Since 1983, the islands have been administered by the Kingdom of Onnutu.

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Arno Dalz-Anbor, aged 20

Arno Jadoka Dalz-Anbor (14th July 1915 - 22nd January 1963) was an Ullannessa writer. He was a key figure in the New Line literary movement and a major post-modernist author. Dalz-Anbor wrote thirteen novels, four collections of short stories and was a regular contributor to surrealist magazine, The Offal. He was born into a middle class family in Firea and was sent at an early age to a military college as a boarding recruit. He went on to become a successful soldier but was dishonourably discharged in 1939 after becoming addicted to the Caztobal plant, a dependency that would affect him for the rest of his life. Returning to civilian life he worked in a variety of menial jobs, renting an apartment in Etatono with an old school friend and columnist, Fran Mikal-Swar who encouraged him to write about his experiences in the army. He was introduced to, and became a part of, the 1940s Etatono underground scene. He was a charismatic figure who gained a reputation as a great storyteller and womaniser.

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Flyht Myrcia boarding pass

Flyht Myrcia is the flag-carrier of Myrcia, with its headquarters in Dunwic and its hub at Dunwic Flyhthæfen International. It is a member of the Geolliance code-sharing alliance and operates services to 50 destinations in Uletha and Tarephia. The company slogan "ar flyht, ar eambihtan, ar arraf" (Myrcian) means "to fly, to serve, to arrive" in Ingerish.

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Origins Store Interior

Origins is a retail chain that belongs to Metyur S.A., the largest retailer in Yuris. It was the first supermarket chain operating in Yuris, starting in 1965, when the first store was opened in Icónico, Nelyto City. Today, Origins remains a reference in Yuris food retail sector. Its stores are mainly located in large malls or in alone stores on the major Yurin cities.

Since 1959, Metyur S.A. manifested its intention to invest on the food retail market. That was accomplished when the first Modelo store (previous name of Origins), was opened in Icónico, Nelyto City. Its large dimension and the availability not only of the supermarket but also small shops made Modelo a success case. In fact, all Modelo stores followed Icónico’s example model.

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2017-05-01 and 2018-08-18

Location of Myrcia

The Kingdom of Myrcia (Myrcian: Ríce Cyning Myrcia) is an island nation which is located in the the Hesperic Ocean (Myrcian: Lagufæsten) off the north-western coast of Uletha. It lies 60mi (110km) west of Scandmark and 80mi (140km) south-west of Ingerland. The country covers around 1,188 sq mi (3,079 km2) with a population of just under 1,000,000 people. The official language is Myrcian but Ingerish and Scandic are also widely spoken.

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Queen Angela The Founder

Eshein, officially the Kingdom of Eshein is a small sovereign state in eastern Uletha bordered by Mergany and Viljanni to the north, by Nelavia to the south, by the Darcodian Sea to the west and by the Gulf of Volta (Ardentic Ocean) to the east. The capital city and the largest city is New Tyrrin.

Eshein is devided into two states: Keswerg, the northern side of the Strait of Owneheym, and Atelfain, in the southen side. The division into two states existed since Eshein was "The Colony of New Colsex". The immigrants from Ingerland setteled in the north, in Keswerg, and the Mergans from the time that Eshein's land was ruled by Mergany, were forced to reside in the south, in Atelfain. Immigration from both countries is still legal, although the nationality of the first settlers is Eshen today.
Eshein is a member of the Eastern Ulethan Organisation of Independent Allies (EUOIA) and the Assembly of Nations. Eshein, as it is today, was created in 1806 by the first queen of Eshein, Queen Angela The Founder (pictured).

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Miroslav Fryder, an influential Litvanian writer

The Litvanians are an ethnic group that live mostly in and are native to Litvania. They are a part of the Syrillangan ethnic group of peoples. They speak the Litvanian language, which is an official language in Litvania.

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Antharia Coat of Arms

Antharia is a federal semi-presidential republic in central-southern Uletha. It includes 5 constituent provinces and one autonomous province. Antharia covers an area of 59,102.75 square kilometres and is bordered by Niscavo and Cimenoire to the west, Euresia and Carpathia to the north and Aurenia to the east. Antharia is a founding member of the Ulethan Alliance. Its capital and largest city is Bărădin.

Antharia has a long history, with its founding as a kingdom dating to between 300 and 600 AD. The creation of the Federal Republic of Antharia in 1943 was through the unification of the western states (which were previously under Niscavan, Cimenoirean, and Euresian administration) created in the aftermath of 3rd Antharian War. Modern day Antharia is multi-party democratic republic.

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Location of Archanta

Archanta is a continent south of Uletha and east of Tarephia. The continent has a narrow isthmus near 20 latitude south which divides the continent into a northern and a southern part. To facilitate easy transport of cargo and people by ship a canal was built in the nation of Mecyna, cutting through the isthmus and connecting the White Sea in the west with the Gulf of Archanta in the east.

The continent is divided into four subcontinents:

  • Archanta Major - The main northern mass of the continent
  • Archanta Minor - The northeasternmost extension of the continent, entirely within the country of Commonia
  • Gwynian - The southwestern extension of the northern part of the continent
  • Astrasia - The part of the continent south of the canal

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METRE Metro Train arriving at station

The Trevers Metro (Franquese: Metro de Trevrès) is a public rapid transit system serving the Trevers Metropolitan Area. The network is owned by the City of Trevers and operated by METRE, which also operates the trams, commuter rail, ferries, cable car and local buses. The Trevers Metro today counts 8 operating lines, with a ninth line expecting to start operation in 2017. The metro system is of large importance for transport in the dense city and is one of the larger metro systems in Tarephia.

The first line was built in 1902 and started operation in 1908 between Waverly Cross and Unity Station. The line was operated by the West Verona Railway Company, that owned and executed all railways in the west of Verona and in the Trevers-Ansley area. In August 1908, only the fourth day after starting service a train caught fire at Unity Station, killing dozens of people and leaving the railway heavily damaged. The planned construction for the line was delayed and parts of the railway station had to be rebuild for trains to arrive and depart. Reconstruction was finished 15 months after the disaster and the trains continued regular service in January 1910.

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