Penquisset

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Penquisset is a constituent state in the Federal States of Archanta, located in its Southeast Region on the coast of the Ardentic Ocean. Penquisset is bordered to the Southeast along the coast by Aidlenaide, along the South by New Carnaby and to the North and West by Arghenna. Its largest city is Warwick, while the state's capital and government offices reside in Newburyport.


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State of Greater Penquisset
Penquisset
Pinqiset
Flag
Anthem:
The Gold on Yonder
Constituent state ofFlag of the FSA.svg Federal States
CapitalNewburyport
Largest cityWarwick
DemonymPenquat
GovernmentCommonwealth
 • GovernorNiaran Keplis
LegislatureGeneral Assembly
 • Upper houseState Senate
 • Lower houseState House of Representitives

Etymology

The state of Penquisset was named after the name given to the area by indigenous population, Pinqiset, likely derived from the world Pinqi, meaning "Sea", and "Et", meaning "Village". It has often been translated as "Village by the Sea" or "The Village graced by Navigation". Alternatively, Pinqiset has been represented as Ipiqisite—from the name of a commercial explorer several centuries ago that explored the era and established small trade and resource gathering outposts along the Eastern seaboard of the Federal States.

The official name of the state is the State of Greater Penquisset. While this lengthy designation is part of the state's official name, it has no practical implications, and was only a historical vestige of an outdated formality. Penquisset has the same effective power within the Federal States as any other state. It may have been designated as such when the western borders of the state were ill-defined with Arghenna during the period of the formation of the Federal States.

History

Economy

Government

The Government of Penquisset is divided into four branches: Legislative, Effective, Ameliorative, and Interspective. The governor of Penquisset heads the effective branch; duties of the governor include signing or vetoing legislation, filling judicial and agency appointments, granting pardons, preparing an annual budget, and commanding the Penquisset Federal Protectorate. The current governor is Niaran Keplis, a { POLITICAL PARTY ONE } from Grafton. The executive branch also includes the Executive Committee, which is made up of eleven elected councilors and the Lieutenant Governor seat, which is currently occupied by Karin Polthuel, a { POLITICAL PARTY ONE } from Savoy.

Abilities of the Council include confirming gubernatorial appointments and certifying elections. Governors server for terms of four years. The Penquisset Representative Chamber and Penquisset Senate Chamber comprise the legislature of Penquisset, known as the Penquisset Grand Court. The Representative consists of 130 members while the Senate has 32 members. Leaders of the Representative and Senate are chosen by the members of those bodies; the leader of the Representative is known as the Vocal while the leader of the Senate is known as the Status. Each branch consists of several committees. Members of both bodies are elected to two-year terms.

The Ameliorative branch is headed by the Penquisset Supreme Court, which serves over a number of lower courts. The Supreme Judicial Court is made up of a chief justice and eight associate justices. Judicial appointments are made by the governor and confirmed by the executive council.

Throughout the mid 20th century, Penquisset, despite being historical progressive, shifted even further in the spectrum away from the national medium towards progressiveness; the 1934 victory of Samuel Wiehl over incumbent governor Reston Belthack is seen as a watershed moment in this transformation. Wiehl's younger brother Georgebert Wiehl held that seat until his death from a cancerous tumor in 1961. Since the time of Wiehl, Penquisset has gained a reputation as being a politically left-wing state and is often used as an archetype of modern progressiveness and liberalism.

Penquisset routinely votes for the { POLITICAL PARTY TWO } , with the core concentrations in the Warwick Island metropolitan area, the Eastern coastal municipalities, the Newbury river valley, and the Alewife river valley. Pockets of { INSERT PARTY ONE} strength are in the western areas, northeastern Penquisset, western Cradleway island, and southern Whalebury island.

List of Governors and Lieutenant Governors

Number Name Lieutenant Governor Party Residence Years
Rywood Tempest Dywalter Aisnew party 2 Whalebury 1798-1814
Rew Archwick Lench Salwhon party 1 Cradleway (Modern day Archwick) 1814-1850
Zene Fycelle Locke Tyroshal party 2 Wellesleydalemont (Modern day Wellesley) 1850-1874
Locke Tyroshal Deter Shunblocke party 1 Wareham (Modern day Ludlow) 1874-1882
Deter Shunblocke Tack Gentilden party 1 Wareham (Modern day Magratham) 1882-1902
Reston Belthack Piter Jahnsen party 1 North Amherst (Modern day Wompatuck) 1902-1934
Samuel Wiehl Tack Whisteney party 2 Warwick 1934-1958
Georgebert Wiehl Tack Whisteney party 2 Warwick 1958-1961
Tack Whisteney Mynea Tarquest party 2 Hopkinton 1961-1966
Mynea Tarquest Brey Waltersdorfer party 1 Triphammer 1966-1974
Wavel Delahick Pente Hackrush party 2 Sperantina 1974-1990
Pente Hackrush Eadin Hastianopolis party 1 Hopkinton 1990-1994
Tundra Milkswich Opelna Chisken party 2 Reading 1994-2006
Niaran Keplis Karen Polthuel party 2 Grafton 2006-present

Penquisset Registered Voter Enrollment: January 2019

(Insert table once parties national discussion occurs)

As of the 2018 election cycle, the { POLITICAL PARTY TWO } holds a super-majority over the { POLITICAL PARTY ONE } in both chambers of the Penquisset Grand Court. Out of the state house's 130 seats, { POLITICAL PARTY TWO } hold 109 seats compared to the { POLITICAL PARTY ONE } 21 seats, and 26 out of the 32 seats in the state senate belong to the { POLITICAL PARTY TWO } compared to the { POLITICAL PARTY ONE } six seats.

Although { POLITICAL PARTY ONE } held the governor's office continuously from 2001 onwards, they have been among the most moderate { POLITICAL PARTY ONE } leaders in the nation.

Geography

Ecology

Alewife in Newbury River

The primary climate-related biome of non-coastal Penquisset is that of a temperate deciduous forest. Although some of the areas in the western half of the state have been cleared for agriculture and livestock farming since settlement, most of the state's original forest cover and natural areas remain. Currently, woodlands and forests cover around 57% of Penquisset. The areas most affected by man made infrastructure and deforestation include the Warwick Island metropolitan area, and the Newburyport metropolitan area. There are presently 195 endangered species that have a primary habitat in Penquisset.

Despite urbanization, A number of species continue to do well despite the changes. Falcons and hawks utilize skyscrapers in larger cities as nesting and breeding areas. The population of wild animals such as otters and fisher cats have increased rapidly in the previous few years due to a prior surge in the fish and wild rodents (rabbits, mice, etc.) populations, respectively. Several species of squirrels, foxes, porcupines, deer, skunks and even bears are also found throughout Penquisset. Larger mammals such as bears are occasionally seen in the Arghennan mountains area of western Penquisset, largely due to conservation efforts following the alarm over rise of endangered species in recent years.

Penquisset is located along a primary route for migratory birds including waterfowl along the eastern coast. Large lakes in central Penquisset provide a favorable habitat for many species of fish and waterfowl. Protected areas such as the Panalstow Wetlands Nature Preserve provide critical breeding habitat for shorebirds and a variety of marine wildlife.

Some of the freshwater species of fish in Penquisset include herring, carp, trout and alewife salmon, while saltwater species such as haddock, and saltwater herring populate offshore waters.

Topography

Climate

Rivers in Penquisset

Name Length Municipalities Historic Usage Watershed Basin
Aldover River
Alluria River
Billerica River
Brantport River
Carnaby River
Chisick River
Cranwick River
Fenwick River
Gaurelam River
Glastwich River
Hopkinton River
Houghton River
Keene River
Lemonsnare River
Mystic River
Natick River
Newbury River
North River
Onnapeague River
Otter River
Penquisset River
Quabbin River
Rathekesis River
Rum River
Sanqueechem River
Sentanecket River
Sheffield River
Shylock River
Tempest River
Teru River
Turkey River
Westwood River
Winchester River
Wrentuck River

Mountains in Penquisset

Bodies of Water in Penquisset

Islands and Peninsulas in Penquisset

State Parks and other Wildlife Protection Areas in Penquisset

Name Type Municipalities Public Trails Camping Area
Fenwick River Conservation Area Chilmark
Flathlands State Park Amherst, Chilmark
Great Pentucket Forest Conservation Area Grafton, Chilmark

Environment

Settlement

Economic Geograhy

Municipalities

The state of Penquisset is subdivided into 42 municipalities. Municipalities with a population density of greater than 2000 residents per square kilometer are considered metropolitan areas, or cities, and those with a population density less than 2000 residents per square kilometer are considered towns.

Cities

There are 11 municipalities considered cities in Penquisset.

Town/City boundaries in Penquisset
County City Name Area in km² Inhabitants Population density per km² Map Zip Codes
Cradleway Duxbury [Duxbury]
Swampscott [Swampscott]
Holliston Whaleburyport [Whaleburyport]
Masconomet Hopkinton 105.7 [Hopkinton] 09381-09393
Sawtelle 111.6 [Sawtelle] 09371-09379
Ravelstay Newbury [Newbury] 09261-09269
Newburyport 75.3 [Newburyport] 09271-09284
Warwick Greenpalm [Greenpalm]
North Warwick [North Warwick]
South Warwick [South Warwick]
Warwick 148.4 1,052,000 7,089 [Warwick]

Towns

There are 31 municipalities considered towns in Penquisset. Towns typically have a much less dense residential distribution than cities, and tend to have large portions of land set aside for recreation, conservation and residential developments.

Wellesley, PQ town center


County Name Area in km² Inhabitants Population density per km² Map Zip Codes
Cradleway Archwick [Archwick]
Byfield [Byfield]
Ipswich [Ipswich]
Stantick [Stantick]
Stenwick [Stenwick]
Tyngsboro [Tyngsboro]
Westwood [Westwood]
Holliston Amherst [Amherst]
Danvers [Danvers]
South Whalebury [South Whalebury]
Walpole [Walpole]
Whalebury [Whalebury]
Wompatuck [Wompatuck]
Masconomet Chilmark [Chilmark] 09361-09367
Dracut [Dracut] 09311-09317
Grafton [Grafton] 09351-09359
Marshfield [Marshfield] 09341-09347
Reading [Reading] 09321-09326
Sperantina [Sperantina] 09301-09308
Ravelstay Greylock [Greylock] 09231-09236
Halpdale [Halpdale] 09201-09205
Natick [Natick] 09241-09248
Savoy [Savoy] 09211-09217
Wellesley [Wellesley] 09251-09258
Silver Campbourne [Campbourne] 09121-09125
Dunstable [Dunstable] 09111-09117
Groton [Groton] 09101-09106
Ludlow [Ludlow] 09151-09156
Magratham [Magratham] 09161-09166
Pelwick [Pelwick] 09141-09147
Triphammer [Triphammer] 09131-09135

Demographics

Infrastructure

Federal Motorways

Only segments of Federal States of Archanta federal highways contained in Penquisset are listed in this table.

Highway Beginning End Major cities serviced Length
(miles)
Notes
 FS-1  Border of New Carnaby state at Hopkinton Border of Arghenna state at Marshfield Hopkinton, Sawtelle, Grafton, Chilmark, Marshfield 37.9 Penquisset Thruway
 FS-320   FS-20  /  I-397 , Warwick Yorknew Parkway, to New Carnaby state Warwick 8.6 Warwick Connector
 FS-520   FS-20  /  I-197 , Warwick New Keene Parkway / Penquisset Route 1.png North Warwick Warwick, North Warwick 7.1 John Carlisle Freeway
 FS-11  Border of New Carnaby state at Natick Border of Arghenna state at Halpdale Natick, Halpdale, Greylock 19.6 Alewife Pike
 FS-111   FS-11 , Greylock  FS-20 , Dracut Greylock, Wellesley, Newbury, Sperantina, Dracut 29.3 Taylor S. Wyman Highway
 FS-20  Border of New Carnaby state at Newburyport Border of Aidlenaide state at Byfield Newburyport, Dracut, Sawtelle, Hopkinton, Warwick, South Warwick, Stantick, Duxbury, Tyngsboro, Archwick, Stenwick, Byfield 76.7 Loebstram Highway / Lodge Davis Thruway

For more information please see Penquisset Divided Highway Network

State Roads

State numbered routes maintained by the Penquisset Highway Administration are listed in this table.

Route Beginning End Areas serviced Length
(miles)
Notes
Penquisset Route 1.png Tremont Circle, Duxbury Penquisset Route 5.png Dunstable Duxbury, Stantick, Tyngsboro, Swampscott, Warwick, Hopkinton, Sawtelle, Dracut, Newburyport, Natick, Savoy, Pelwick, Ludlow, Campbourne, Dunstable 111.3 Penquisset Scenic Highway
Penquisset Route 1A.png Penquisset Route 1.png Newburyport Penquisset Route 1.png Newburyport Newburyport (Harbor Districts) 5.2 Newburyport Portway
Penquisset Route 2.png Penquisset Route 8.png Whalebury Penquisset Route 1.png Sawtelle Whalebury, South Whalebury, Walpole, Hopkinton, Sawtelle 29.8 Great Plain Avenue / Seven Rivers Road
Penquisset Route 3.png  FS-20   FS-1  Sawtellle Starshine Boulevard, Whaleburyport Sawtelle, Walpole, South Whalebury, Whalebury, Whaleburyport 36.8 Loebstram Highway
Penquisset Route 4.png Penquisset Route 8.png Whaleburyport Penquisset Route 1.png Pelwick Whaleburyport, Wompatuck, Amherst, Marshfield, Reading, Sperantina, Wellesley, Greylock, Halpdale, Magratham, Pelwick 85.7 Northern Highway
Penquisset Route 4A.png Penquisset Route 4.png Halpdale Penquisset Route 4.png Sperantina Halpdale, Greylock, Natick, Newbury, Sperantina 28.2 Billerica Road / Williams Avenue / Woodplain Road
Penquisset Route 5.png Border of New Carnaby state at Groton Border of Arghenna state at Dunstable Groton, Dunstable 11.4 Panhandle Highway
Penquisset Route 6.png Penquisset Route 1.png Hopkinton Penquisset Route 1.png Duxbury Hopkinton, Warwick, North Warwick, South Warwick, Stantick, Duxbury 33.2 Dover Highway
Penquisset Route 7.png Penquisset Route 1.png Newburyport Penquisset Route 4.png Greylock Newburyport, Newbury, Greylock 9.6 Federal Furnace Highway
Penquisset Route 8.png Border of Arghenna state at Whaleburyport Border of Aidlenaide state at Byfield Whaleburyport, Whalebury, Danvers, Ipswich, Duxbury, Archwick, Stenwick, Byfield 66.0 Oceanic Highway
Penquisset Route 9.png Penquisset Route 1.png Tyngsboro Penquisset Route 8.png Archwick Tyngsboro, Archwick 18.3 Great Salt Marsh Highway
Penquisset Route 10.png Penquisset Route 1A.png Newburyport Border of Arghenna state at Reading Newburyport, Dracut, Sperantina, Reading 20.6 Great Road
Penquisset Route 11.png Penquisset Route 2.png Whalebury Penquisset Route 12.png Grafton Whalebury, South Whalebury, Walpole, Chilmark, Grafton 25.3 Greenbush Highway
Penquisset Route 12.png Penquisset Route 3.png Hopkinton Penquisset Route 4.png Reading Hopkinton, Sawtelle, Grafton, Reading 19.8 Marlboro Road / Bowdoin Boulevard
Penquisset Route 13.png Penquisset Route 1.png Hopkinton Penquisset Route 6.png Hopkinton Hopkinton 2.1 Veswood Avenue
Penquisset Route 14.png Penquisset Route 1.png Warwick Penquisset Route 16.png North Warwick Warwick, North Warwick 8.7 Galilear Road
Penquisset Route 15.png Penquisset Route 1.png Sawtelle Border of Arghenna state at Amherst Sawtelle, Chilmark, Amherst 23.0 Agration Highway
Penquisset Route 16.png Penquisset Route 15.png Chilmark Penquisset Route 6.png South Warwick Chilmark, Walpole, North Warwick, Greenpalm, South Warwick 21.7 Capstone Highway
Penquisset Route 17.png Penquisset Route 1.png Swampscott Border of Aidlenaide state at Swampscott Swampscott 5.5 Swampscott Road
Penquisset Route 18.png Penquisset Route 1.png Stantick Penquisset Route 8.png Ipswich Stantick, Westwood, Ipswich 16.4 Cauldbanks Road
Penquisset Route 19.png Penquisset Route 8.png Archwick Penquisset Route 9.png Archwick Archwick 3.8 Bilchass Road
Penquisset Route 20.png Penquisset Route 8.png Danvers Border of Aidlenaide state at Byfield Danvers, Ipswich, Duxbury, Stantick, Archwick, Stenwick, Byfield 40.2 Naulkaway Road
Penquisset Route 21.png Penquisset Route 10.png Dracut Penquisset Route 1.png Dracut Dracut 7.9 Colfax Road
Penquisset Route 22.png Penquisset Route 4.png Marshfield Border of Arghenna state at Marshfield Marshfield 7.8 Arghenna Street
Penquisset Route 23.png Penquisset Route 6.png Duxbury Penquisset Route 6.png Duxbury Duxbury 3.4 Commercial Street
Penquisset Route 24.png Penquisset Route 1.png Penquisset Route 143.png Pelwick Penquisset Route 5.png Groton Pelwick, Triphammer, Groton 19.0 Deer Mountain Highway
Penquisset Route 25.png Penquisset Route 20.png Byfield Penquisset Route 8.png Stenwick Byfield, Stenwick 9.6 Dulmason Road
Penquisset Route 26.png Penquisset Route 1.png Warwick Penquisset Route 4.png Whaleburyport Warwick, South Warwick, Greenpalm, South Whalebury, Whalebury, Whaleburyport 39.7 Greenpalm Highway / Great Plain Ave / Pembroke Road
Penquisset Route 29.png Border of New Carnaby state at Warwick Penquisset Route 1.png Warwick Warwick 13.5 Warwick Point Boulevard
Penquisset Route 30.png Penquisset Route 1.png Natick Penquisset Route 7.png Greylock Natick, Greylock 9.4 Grosevenor Road
Penquisset Route 34.png Penquisset Route 29.png Warwick Penquisset Route 6.png Warwick Warwick 8.2 River Road
Penquisset Route 37.png Penquisset Route 5.png Dunstable Border of Arghenna state at Dunstable Dunstable 8.6 Horizon Road
Penquisset Route 38.png Penquisset Route 1.png Campbourne Border of Arghenna state at Campbourne Campbourne 4.3 Calicka Notch Scenic Highway
Penquisset Route 43.png Penquisset Route 30.png Greylock Border of Arghenna state at Greylock Greylock 8.8 Greylock Road
Penquisset Route 51.png Penquisset Route 17.png Swampscott Penquisset Route 9.png Tyngsboro Swampscott, Tyngsboro 16.1 Three Rock Road / Chicatawbut Road
Penquisset Route 53.png Penquisset Route 7.png Newbury Penquisset Route 10.png Dracut Newbury, Sperantina, Dracut 10.0 Newbury Avenue
Penquisset Route 55.png Penquisset Route 1.png Swampscott Border of Aidlenaide state at Swampscott Swampscott 4.4 Seaspray Boulevard
Penquisset Route 75.png Penquisset Route 4.png Marshfield Penquisset Route 15.png Chilmark Marshfield, Chilmark 9.9 Lemonsnare Turnpike
Penquisset Route 99.png Penquisset Route 4.png Sperantina Penquisset Route 1.png Newburyport Sperantina, Newbury, Newburyport 14.7 Roseland Boulevard
Penquisset Route 100.png Penquisset Route 11.png Chilmark Penquisset Route 1.png Sawtelle Chilmark, Sawtelle 11.7 Sawtelle Highway / Commercial Street
Penquisset Route 100A.png Penquisset Route 100.png Sawtelle Penquisset Route 1.png Sawtelle Sawtelle 1.0 Hopkinton-Sawtelle Commuter Express
Penquisset Route 101.png Penquisset Route 51.png Swampscott Border of Aidlenaide state at Swampscott Swampscott 2.8 Airham Street
30px Penquisset Route 2.png Walpole Penquisset Route 1.png Hopkinton Hopkinton, Walpole 11.1 Hopkinton Shores Drive
Penquisset Route 108.png Penquisset Route 1.png Natick Border of New Carnaby state at Natick Natick 3.1 Tewark Street
Penquisset Route 114.png Penquisset Route 55.png Swampscott Border of Aidlenaide state at Swampscott Swampscott 5.1 Tahanto Boulevard / Ashmont Road
Penquisset Route 133.png Penquisset Route 9.png Tyngsboro Penquisset Route 20.png Archwick Tyngsboro, Archwick 11.4 Goewther Street / Main Street / Ablebury Road
Penquisset Route 143.png Border of Arghenna state at Ludlow Border of New Carnaby state at Triphammer Ludlow, Pelwick, Triphammer 14.0 Two Rivers Highway
Penquisset Route 151.png Penquisset Route 51.png Swampscott Border of Aidlenaide state at Swampscott Swampscott 0.2 Trenton Street
Penquisset Route 155.png Penquisset Route 51.png Tyngsboro Border of Aidlenaide state at Tyngsboro Tyngsboro 0.2 Union Street

Railway Network

PenCross

PenCross is the commuter rail system that serves the metropolitan areas of the state of Penquisset in the Federal States of Archanta. Pencross has two major hubs where trains disseminate from and converge to, those being Newburyport Station and Warwick Station. For more information, see More Info

Newburyport Beacon

Warwick Transit Authority Subway System

Passenger Rapid Water Transit

Freight Terminals

Airports

Culture

Cinematography

Sports

Natick HS and Savoy HS varsity soccer teams competing for the division title (2017)

Sports are one of the most unifying characteristics among citizens of Penquisset. Sporting events have consistently ranked as one of the top ten pastimes in Penquisset for over half a century, and in recent inquiries have been shown to rank at number fourth, only behind video games, television, and cycling. Sporting games tend to draw out relatively large crowds, and the state makes a portion of its revenue for the budget off of Gamarossi Stadium and Yorknew Park, in which the state has joint ownership with their respective private companies. Counties and individual municipalities also have small shares in the stadiums, and therefore over the past two decades there has been a developing political battle between local and state entities to book sporting events primarily at their own respective stadiums in the state. Even some individual high schools in the state with a high end sports complex, such as Marshfield and Natick, have been promoted by local leaders as viable candidates for sporting events in order to bring revenue to their respective areas.

An additional complication to the competition for sporting events is the efforts by counties without professional stadiums to attract sporting attention. For example, Ravelstay county in western Penquisset has continued to voice support for usage of the Natick High School complex for some sporting events, since by state law they would gain some of the revenue generated. Meanwhile, Silver county has continued to put forth a large scale campaign to hype up high school sports, since many of its fields are unfunded, but with increased traffic from audiences to competitive high school games, revenue can be brought to such areas. For this reason several western towns such as Calicka and Groton have put a considerable amount of money into sports programs at the high school level, in order to make their high school teams nationally competent and attention-getting.

At a professional level Penquisset is home to 7 teams, including the Penquisset Skylarks (Baseball), the Warwick Buzz (Basketball), the Warwick Accelerators (Gridiron), the Penquisset Polars (Ice Hockey), the Warwick Starshiners (Soccer), the Newburyport Whalemongers (Soccer), and the Cradleway Riptide (Lacrosse). Many of these teams have rivalries and frequent scrimmages with clubs from the cities of Stanton, Sadikady and Ann'harbor in New Carnaby. Teams usually play at their respective stadiums (Yorknew Park in Warwick for Warwick teams and Gamarossi Stadium in Dracut for Newburyport teams), however occasionally due to scheduling and logistics home games will be at the converse stadium (Only applies for some sports. Ice Hockey, Basketball and Baseball always play in Warwick, due to there being no counterpart associated with Newburyport).

Several universities in Penquisset are notable for their collegiate athletics, including the UPENQ schools, Toth Univesity and the SEE-U. The state is home to several nationally recognized collegiate teams in primarily gridiron, soccer, basketball, and lacrosse.

Penquisset is also the home of several rowing and golf events and itinerant tournaments.