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2019-12-08 and 2017-07-15

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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2019-11-03 and 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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2019-10-05 and 2015-02-19

Municipal flag of Fronterizo
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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2019-09-01 and 2015-07-05

A Guai Airways Watanabe 39B.

'Wātānābe Ärospás (SC)', known internationally as Watanabe Aerospace, is a Paxtaren-based multinational corporation headquartered in Safrisco, Paxtar. Watanabe Aerospace specializes in the design, manufacture and maintenance of commercial and military aircraft, missiles, and satellite launch vehicles. It is the country's largest aerospace company and one of its largest defense contractors.

In addition to governmental sales, Watanabe manufactures commercial aircraft for airlines around the globe. Some of its customers include, Air Karolia, AirPlurinesia, BalonisAir, Belphenian Airlines, Brisa, EmiliAir, Fālce, Federal Airlines, FlyGativa, FlyMe, FreedemiAir, Gobrassian Airlines, Guai Airways, Hesperic Airlines, Merganwings, Paxair, TÁNGOKÏO and TGÄ.

Watanabe Aerospace has its largest manufacturing facilities located in Laengelem, Neuheim and Sukaidoa. The company is a partially owned subsidiary of Watanabe Industries, and is traded on the Safrisco stock exchange.

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NIGU transmision line near Te Kauwhata.JPG

The 'electricity sector is major component of energy usage in New Ingerland. The national electricity sector is composed of a mixture of hydro, nuclear, renewables, and thermo-fossil power generation; and has a free and open market for the generation and retailing of electricity.

New Ingerland's electricity sector has been largely state-owned from its inception. The generation of electricity was originally a local government matter, with municipalities such as Port Frederick installing electric street lighting as early as 1888. The provision of electricity was gradually transferred from the municipal councils to be managed by the county councils, with the final municipal power station at Chapelover in Beaufortshire being transferred to county control in 1945.

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2019-07-04 and 2016-10-01

WLA haa Shinto Deity 2.jpg

Gitaenhōlyuē (from ancient Rōlese "gitenaly", "knowledge"), or Symvanism in Ingerish (from "συμβάν" ("symván"), "event, happening") is the name for the mostly obsolete but still punctually performed native religion of Kojo. The faith consolidated around the city of during the 9th century, and since then has a well-established system of three theological principles (called Shukkyubu). Symvanist Shrines and Temples can be found all over Kojo.

In comparison to monotheistic religions, Symvanism stands out by worshipping a vaguely defined set number of Gods (in temples), as well as spirits and mythical events (in shrines). There is no sacred, all-encompassing body of text that the faith relies on, however there is a number of texts written by scholars throughout the ages that are unanimously accepted by the fellowship.

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2019-06-01 and 2016-06-02

St. Richards from above, view across the Forum.

St. Richards, formally known as the Duchy of St. Richards, is the capital, second largest city in the Kingdom of Pretany, and one of the most densely populated cities in Uletha. It is the country's principal political, Religious, and cultural centre, sometimes described as the Heart of Pretany. In 2014, according to the census, St. Richards had 8.3 million inhabitants. The city-state covers an area of 2,128 km² and is one of the three last remaining duchies in Pretany, along with Port Emporia and Raggleneth. St. Richards had been a small Nortian trading post since antiquity, but became a duchy occupying the north bank of the Little Turpis River with its formation during the Second Great Reformation, or the fall of the Inaran Nation and the creation of the Kingdom of Pretany, on 17 September 1373, replacing the former capital of Port Emporia. Since the formation of the St. Richards Papacy, the catholic faith and Franquese language spread throughout the globe partially due to the efforts of the Beglidere dynasty.

The centers of all branches of the federal monarchy of Pretany are located within the duchy, including the Royal Palace, presidential offices, Pretanic Federal Legislature buildings, House of Parliament, and the Royal Court. St. Richards is home to many national monuments, museums, and religious houses which are primarily situated on or around Old St. Richards Forum and Kingdom Square. The city hosts 30 foreign embassies as well as the headquarters of many international organizations, trade unions, non-profit organizations, and professional associations.

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2019-04-21 and 2017-09-24

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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Original theatrical poster
Radiation is a 1983 Vodean science fiction-drama film from Dominion Films, produced and directed by Keith Hamilton and starring Jacob Barker, Claire Dunn, David Fryer, Kathleen Sutcliffe, and Bill Reid. The film is based on the 1957 novel of the same name by Ray Neville, and postulates the effect of a nuclear war on Vodeo, in particular the city of Saviso, Vodeo's capital and largest city.

Plot: In December 1989, political tensions between the capitalist Alliance and the communist Union are at an all-time high. Fighting in Commonia between the two sides has escalated and the conflict has spread to neighbouring countries, and tensions have risen further after an unexplained "Khaiwoon Incident" earlier in the year. Nations on both sides are preparing for war, however most of the residents of Saviso show little sign of concern, with most focusing on preparations for Christmas.

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Municipalities of the Jade Coast Metropolitan Area
The Jade Coast Metropolitan Area, also referred to as Greater Tarkenton, is the second-largest metropolitan area in Castine. Located in the far south of the country, the Jade Coast stretches from the United Tegian Republic border north along the coast for approximately 40 kilometers and extends inland for roughly the same distance. Its largest city is Tarkenton with 449000 inhabitants.

The Jade Coast Metropolitan Area experiences a tropical wet and dry climate, although isolated microclimates exist. The southern portion of Castine is the wettest in the nation and the Jade Coast receives an abundance of rainfall during its relatively lengthy wet season, which runs from April through November. The dry season, although short, is very pronounced, and it is not uncommon for most weather stations in the area to record no precipitation at all in January and February. This climate results in a heavily wooded terrain of mixed evergreen and deciduous forest, with the deciduous trees losing their foliage during the dry season. The exception to this are the slopes of the Weeping Peaks and other highlands where evergreen tropical jungle dominates.

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