OGF:Federal States/Collaborative States/Alormen

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State of Alormen
Alormen
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Constituent state ofFlag of the FSA.svg Federal States
CapitalAlamar
Largest cityAndreapolis
Population
 • Estimate17,500,000

Introduction

Alormen (AR120-91) is the largest state in the Federal States, with an area roughly 2/3 the size of Texas or the whole state of California. It is a guided collaborative inspired by Texas and Louisiana.

Coordination

The project is being overseen by newflanders and ruadh.

Contributors

Name County Notes
Luziyca Inkana County An area with longstanding Franquese heritage.
Luziyca Cayooga County
Portopolis Villasana County Urban planning in and around San Pascual.
BMSOUZA Gloria County Seaside resorts and tourist attractions.
Y Knott Clifton County Rural, heavily forested
TBMap Halifax County
Yoyo21 Fleming County
Ruadh Faures County seaside resorts, rural, wetlands, agriculture, pop 10k approx
Ruadh Rushe County landlocked, rural, oil and natural gas, agriculture, pop 44k approx

Background Information on Alormen

Alormen has a population of around 17.5 million people, the majority of whom live in or around the 10 big cities.

The capital city is Alamar but the largest urban area is Andreapolis/Mahpe. The states busiest seaport is Port Massehanee.

The state is large and subdivided into 129 counties, the majority of which are landlocked, sparsely populated and rural in character. Those within easy commuting distance of large cities will have greater population and wider variety of amenities.

Maps of Alormen showing major conurbations, road and rail connections, county layout and general land uses.
  • West - Alamar and some of the oldest settlements lie in the west of the state which was the first area to come under colonial control. Castellanese influence can still be felt in the urban planning and place names of the region. Some typical industries here include mining, forestry and agriculture.
  • Central - The central and coastal parts of the state were historically under native control and then became nominally Ingerish for an extended period before the current Alormen state was formed. Native settlements and their place names are more evident here. The Passawanah Valley and the Anawuhak Valley run north/south across the region. Along the coast are a variety of wetlands, swamps, bayous and tidal estuaries, many of which are habitats of international importance. Energy companies own oil and gas extraction operations across the region.
  • East - The land that lies east of the 'big river' was annexed to Alormen shortly after the formation of the state and saw a great deal of conflict between native populations, Ingerish settlers/militias and groups associated with Randalia. Unlike the other regions, the counties in the east are very regular squares, having been surveyed and established in more recent times. The eastern landscape is dominated by coastal plains that give way to rolling plains and hill country further south. Important industries include agriculture such as orchards, tourism and ranching.

History

This is an outline of the history of the territory that can be modified and refined over time to fit with wider FSA history.

Pre-History

Pre-contact Alormen was home to more than a dozen large native population groups and dozens more smaller tribes. They are classified by geographical region, each with shared cultural traits and language families. They created the first 'pathways' across the territory and left behind many place names seen on the map today. Some were nomadic and others were settled.

There were three main ethnolinguistic groups, the first inhabited the mountains and valleys west of the 'big river', the second major grouping occupied the eastern plains between the 'big river' and the border with Randalia while the third lived along the coastal region.

Post-Contact Era 1550-1740

Map of Alormen during the period when the Ingerish begin to arrive, showing direction of travel for Castellan, Ingerland and Randalia. Red - the Castellan territory of Santa Annestas, Green - the maximum extent of Randalia occupation, Brown & Blue - territory under native control.

1550 - 1680

The Castellanese were the first non-natives to arrive at what is now Puerto Eloisa in the 1550s. In the following decades they moved gradually east, exploring, conquering local tribes, establishing alliances, fortified settlements and churches from which to spread Castellanese influence. It was not a planned colonisation and activity fluctuated depending on the political landscape of the Castellanese royal court and behaviour of the native population. Often they would retain local elites and tribal boundaries, eventually gaining control of the western portion of the modern day state, from Puerto Eloisa to the Nakohe River. The territory was named Santa Annestas after a recently beatified member of the Castellanese royal family.

1680 - 1740

The Ingerish arrived on the northern coast in the 1670s and 80s where they established a small number of successful colonies at various locations including Port Massehanee. Several colonies failed due to a mixture of native resistance, Castellanese interference, poor harvests, disease and lack of support from Ingerland. Like the Castellanese the Ingerish speaking arrivals began exploring inland, moving south along the 'big river' into the interior of the state. The Ingerish colonisation effort was largely undertaken as private enterprise. Through a combination of trade, military actions and politics they established nominal control over portions of the northern coastline and a few strategic locations southwards along the navigable rivers.

During this era the powers in Randalia were moving west and occupying land held by the eastern plains tribes. This left only natives in the land west of the 'big river' in firm control of their historic tribal lands. Many refugees from other tribes were absorbed into this group.

Franquese explorers and colonists also navigated the big river during this period. Many settlers arrived from the older southern colonies and several communities still exist that trace their roots back to these pioneers.

Consolidation 1740-1800

The Castellanese and Ingerish colonies in the region grew in confidence and capability. The Castellese territories, with easy access to the Asperic Ocean, grew more rapidly and became more developed than the colonial efforts in the east of the state.

1800 - 1820

Due to wars overseas and falling revenues from the mines of Santa Annestas, the Castellanese were forced to cede/sell control of their territory to the Ingerish. Due to the mountainous geography and resistance from Castellanese settlers and natives alike the new lands proved expensive to garrison and less profitable than hoped. In an attempt to subdue the remaining native tribes and unite their disparate holdings the Ingerish prosecuted a series of low level 'wars' but after decades of conflict they failed to break native resistance. The conflicts left much of the countryside too ravaged and depopulated to be support agriculture. Randalia controlled nearly all the land east of the 'big river'.

Modern History

1820 - 1840 The Alormen Republic

1840 - 1850 Joined the Union

1850 - 1860 Annexed East Alormen from Randalia.

Counties Map

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State parks, nature reserves and wildlife sanctuaries

Use a relation to map out state parks, nature reserves and other types of wildlife sanctuary, refuge or management area. Always include the following tags; boundary=protected_area and leisure=nature_reserve. It is also helpful to designate a suitable "protection_title" and "protect_class" .

Alormen State Parks/Nature Reserves MER-refresh.png
Name Protection Type Protection Class Map
Amenabar Island Preserve Wildlife Management Area 3 OGFmapicon.png map
Confluence Conservation Park State Park 6 OGFmapicon.png map
Petra Cavalli State Wildlife Refuge State Park 4 OGFmapicon.png map
Bartholomew de Las Casas Wildlife Refuge State Park 4 OGFmapicon.png map
Sawgrass State Wildlife Management Area State Park 4 OGFmapicon.png map
Bayview State Park State Park 4 OGFmapicon.png map
Longfellow State Park State Park 4 OGFmapicon.png map
Outer Islands State Park State Park 4 OGFmapicon.png map


Electricity Generation

Total State production: 286 TWh approx

Sources

  • Coal (19.0%)
  • Natural Gas (53.5%)
  • Hydroelectric (0.3%)
  • Wind (17.3%)
  • Nuclear (8.6%)
  • Biomass (0.3%)
  • Solar (0.9%)
  • Other (0.1%)

Types of generation

  • 1 nuclear 2100mw
  • 10 coal/lignite 500-1500mw each
  • 32 natural gas 500-2000mw each
  • 4 biomass 20-100mw
  • 8 hydroelectric 20-150mw
  • 100+ wind large/medium scale 150-500mw
  • 100+ small scale10-500mw

Economy

Hotels

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Name Map
Seaport Imperial OGFmapicon.png map
Hotel Derosa OGFmapicon.png map
Downtown Inn OGFmapicon.png map
Meridian Suites OGFmapicon.png map
The Atrium OGFmapicon.png map
Grande Hotel Palmerston OGFmapicon.png map
Hotel Jarman OGFmapicon.png map
Cosperican Star OGFmapicon.png map
Hotel Mireille OGFmapicon.png map
Hotel Cortez OGFmapicon.png map
Leifa **** OGFmapicon.png map
Royal Alamar OGFmapicon.png map
Quixotic OGFmapicon.png map
Cooper Young Hotel OGFmapicon.png map
Eos Aurora Hotel OGFmapicon.png map
Main Street Hotel OGFmapicon.png map
St Antonia Hotel OGFmapicon.png map
Street Vue Hotel OGFmapicon.png map
Good Night Hotel OGFmapicon.png map
Hampsword Hotel OGFmapicon.png map
Rohini Overnight OGFmapicon.png map
Al Dabaran Hotel OGFmapicon.png map
Nu Cosperican OGFmapicon.png map
Wisp Main Street Hotel OGFmapicon.png map
The Imperial OGFmapicon.png map
Rosanash Hotel OGFmapicon.png map
The Seabreeze OGFmapicon.png map
Hotel Acitore OGFmapicon.png map
Salt Plaza Hotel OGFmapicon.png map
Hotel Selene OGFmapicon.png map


Private Companies

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Name Map
Blackwell Transport OGFmapicon.png map
Cooper Diagnostic OGFmapicon.png map
Songbird Enterprise Center OGFmapicon.png map
Kinetic OGFmapicon.png map
Verde Salon OGFmapicon.png map
Diabase Holdings OGFmapicon.png map
Tractor Supply Company OGFmapicon.png map
Bakken Gas Office OGFmapicon.png map
Cherry Trucking OGFmapicon.png map
Wild Hogs Storage OGFmapicon.png map
Greenleaf Packaging OGFmapicon.png map
Black Sky Holdings OGFmapicon.png map
Cranberry Press OGFmapicon.png map
Windmill Inc Data Center OGFmapicon.png map
Alormen Creative OGFmapicon.png map
Diamante Asure Day Spa OGFmapicon.png map
McCandless Water Well Services OGFmapicon.png map
Coaltec Forensics OGFmapicon.png map
Transcontinental Shipping OGFmapicon.png map
Rynheart Boat Storage OGFmapicon.png map
PLM Propane OGFmapicon.png map
Mantle Packaging OGFmapicon.png map
BeeHIVE OGFmapicon.png map
Centropolis Technology OGFmapicon.png map
Asperic Gas & Electric Building OGFmapicon.png map
PS Eye OGFmapicon.png map
Santam APEX OGFmapicon.png map
Monarch PPE OGFmapicon.png map
Barrow Catering OGFmapicon.png map
TXi Pipeline OGFmapicon.png map
Ancorr Methacrylate OGFmapicon.png map
Feed Systems TLK OGFmapicon.png map
Aroma BTX OGFmapicon.png map
Gospel For Archanta OGFmapicon.png map
Alormen Applied Innovation OGFmapicon.png map


Convenience Stores

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Name Map
Quick Stop OGFmapicon.png map
Sonny's Grocery OGFmapicon.png map
Stop n Go OGFmapicon.png map
Stop n Go OGFmapicon.png map
Popular OGFmapicon.png map
Pine Street Popular OGFmapicon.png map
Pecan General Store OGFmapicon.png map
Popular OGFmapicon.png map
Popular OGFmapicon.png map
Popular OGFmapicon.png map
Food Mart OGFmapicon.png map
The Gem OGFmapicon.png map
You Got It! OGFmapicon.png map


Restaurants

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Name Map
The Westmex Cafe OGFmapicon.png map
Shoreliner's Cafe OGFmapicon.png map
Leons Ristorante OGFmapicon.png map
BA Restaurant OGFmapicon.png map
Bobby's OGFmapicon.png map
Longhorns OGFmapicon.png map
Social Tacos OGFmapicon.png map
Bubba's OGFmapicon.png map
The Ideal Lunch OGFmapicon.png map
Dee Lite Diner OGFmapicon.png map
Dragon Bowl OGFmapicon.png map
Blue Wasp OGFmapicon.png map
Smoke Alarm OGFmapicon.png map
Golden Cafeteria OGFmapicon.png map
Halftime OGFmapicon.png map
Bianchi Pizzaria OGFmapicon.png map
The Ideal Lunch OGFmapicon.png map
The Regulators OGFmapicon.png map
Red Panda Restaurant OGFmapicon.png map
Lupe's OGFmapicon.png map
Elicia's OGFmapicon.png map
Shack on the Riverside OGFmapicon.png map
Fleetwood On Ice OGFmapicon.png map
Red Snapper OGFmapicon.png map
Jill's Diner OGFmapicon.png map
Dusty's OGFmapicon.png map
Dim Sum Etc OGFmapicon.png map
La Loba OGFmapicon.png map
La Paz Dinner Club OGFmapicon.png map
Latonya's Alormen Kitchen OGFmapicon.png map
Happy Nero's OGFmapicon.png map
Truman Roadhouse OGFmapicon.png map
Andrea's Diner OGFmapicon.png map
Acess Road Dinner OGFmapicon.png map
Annies Steak OGFmapicon.png map
Talkative Vegan OGFmapicon.png map
Café Gabetta OGFmapicon.png map
Curry Curry Curry OGFmapicon.png map
Masons Road OGFmapicon.png map
Fort Foods OGFmapicon.png map
Bang Bang OGFmapicon.png map
Pigs Out Veggie Restaurrant OGFmapicon.png map
JJs Alormen Style Seafood OGFmapicon.png map
Aubrey's OGFmapicon.png map
The Ideal Lunch OGFmapicon.png map
Sal's BBQ OGFmapicon.png map
Esther's Family Friendly OGFmapicon.png map
Sea Dragon OGFmapicon.png map
Wan Zhao Palace OGFmapicon.png map
Mama Fooba OGFmapicon.png map
The Trejo Grill OGFmapicon.png map
Baja Eldo OGFmapicon.png map
Starrs Diner OGFmapicon.png map
Frsh OGFmapicon.png map
Greens Steakhouse OGFmapicon.png map
Rooftop 14 OGFmapicon.png map


Fast Food

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Name Map
Tim Hortons- Vantra Mall OGFmapicon.png map
Big Al's Subs OGFmapicon.png map
Fandwiches OGFmapicon.png map
Fandwiches OGFmapicon.png map
Fandwiches OGFmapicon.png map
Fandwiches OGFmapicon.png map
Fandwiches OGFmapicon.png map
Burgiie's OGFmapicon.png map
Clucky Clover OGFmapicon.png map
Sunday Steakhouse OGFmapicon.png map
Cookin' Pizza OGFmapicon.png map
Sweet Bee OGFmapicon.png map
Social Tacos OGFmapicon.png map
Social Tacos OGFmapicon.png map
Coldstore 10 OGFmapicon.png map
Okee Do'nuts OGFmapicon.png map
Nuts For Pizza House OGFmapicon.png map
Dannie O Dinner OGFmapicon.png map
Taco Man OGFmapicon.png map
Burger Bin OGFmapicon.png map
Fast Burgers OGFmapicon.png map
Donut Basket OGFmapicon.png map
Anton's Pizzaria OGFmapicon.png map
Golden Cafeteria OGFmapicon.png map
High Fructose OGFmapicon.png map
Social Tacos OGFmapicon.png map


Banking

Banks in Alormen MER-refresh.png
Name Map
Ismikk Western Bank OGFmapicon.png map
First National Bank OGFmapicon.png map
Alormen State OGFmapicon.png map
Alormen Farm Credit OGFmapicon.png map
Farmer's Mutual OGFmapicon.png map
NBA OGFmapicon.png map
First Archantan Bank OGFmapicon.png map
Stentson Savings Bank OGFmapicon.png map
Stentson Savings Bank OGFmapicon.png map
Western Bank OGFmapicon.png map
Western Bank OGFmapicon.png map
Alormen State OGFmapicon.png map
Western Bank OGFmapicon.png map
Alormen State OGFmapicon.png map
Federal Union OGFmapicon.png map
Alormen State OGFmapicon.png map
KeseyVille Town Bank OGFmapicon.png map
Metra Bank OGFmapicon.png map
HYTS Bank OGFmapicon.png map
Mega Bank OGFmapicon.png map
Metro Banks OGFmapicon.png map
One State Bank Tower OGFmapicon.png map
No Credit Bank OGFmapicon.png map
Federal Reserve Bank of Alamar OGFmapicon.png map
Paulson City Bank OGFmapicon.png map
Federal Union OGFmapicon.png map
Alormen State OGFmapicon.png map
Alormen State OGFmapicon.png map


Relations

Streets

Get Involved

If you want to get involved please message either of us directly, ruadh or newflanders. There are many projects available that would suit a variety of interests, skill levels and time commitments. These range from large scale natural feature detailing, intermediate county/city level urban and rural planning through to small scale key infrastructure mapping.

The geography, hydrology, population centres and transport network of the state have been roughly mapped out but Alormen is huge and there is a great deal to do! We hope this framework will inspire you and help you to map something unique, set within a fairly coherent bigger picture.

  1. Most rural counties are now available to individual mappers, on request. The counties allow you free rein, within some general population and natural features guidelines. Counties operate like small states with a local government structure, services provision, police and fire, industry and commerce, even their own seals and symbols. They have all the benefits of a full size country but are small enough to be achievable projects in the shorter term.
  2. Broader projects such as road and rail development, hydrology and other natural features. There are mappers out there in the community with a great deal of knowledge about these big infrastructure pieces and we'd love to hear from you!

San Pascual

San Pascual is a collaborative city in northern Alormen - OGF:Federal_States/Collaborative_States/Alormen/San_Pascual You can find more information and register your interest on the city wiki page.

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