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|Territory of Vienna|
|Capital||St. John's City|
|Currency||Drevenean Dollar [DVD]|
Vienna is a small country on the Western Ocean in northern Tarephia. The country lies in a dry subtropical desert region. The country declared independence from Drevet on May 5, 2015.
- 1 History
- 2 Demographics
- 3 Vienna Business Directory
- 4 Media
- 5 Tourism
- 6 Infrastructure of Drevet
Vienna was originally apart of Belphenia's Drevet colony and later an independent Drevet. Vienna's existence began in the late 1850s to early 1860s following a period of religious rioting between Jehoviah's Witnesses and Baptists in northern Drevet. During this period, new Baptist immigrants began flowing into the docks at Marshall, angering the majority of Jehoviah's Witnesses already in the country. In 1857, the ship Vienna attempted to dock in Marshall with 477 Baptist immigrants on board. A group of Jehoviah's Witnesses forceably detained the passengers on the ship. Later, the Vienna was set ablaze, killing most of the passengers on board.
The "Burning of the Vienna" incident resulted in the exodus of Baptists south until the group discovered a sweeping bay. They named the first settlement Petersburgh. Smaller communities like St. John's City, New Vienna, Atlantic City, and Bay Corner sprang up in the area with new Baptist immigrants. The newly founded Vienna territory became an autonomous region until 1903 when, under pressure from the international community, Belphenia was set to grant independence to Drevet which included the Vienna region. Viennites revolted against the idea of being united with Drevet, dissolving into a civil war. This conflict lasted for 17 months until Belphenia was forced to intervene in 1905 with the Battle of Moulis. Even after Drevet was granted independence in 1925, Viennites still resented the Drevet government which was blamed for ignoring the concerns of southern Drevet.
Belphenia's Volkman period plunged Drevet into a prolonged depression during the 1950s, causing median incomes to drop nearly 36% for nearly 10 years. The Vienna region suffered a major decline in manufacturing as Drevet's primary customer was sealed off from the outside world. Once a trade deal was ratified with Omniville in 1968, the country began to regain it's economic security.
During Belphenia's isolation, the historic tensions between the Drevet and the Vienna region began to reemerge. Religious discrimination began to surface, such as street attacks and a firebombing of a Baptist church in west Duranth. All of these events remained small scale for several more years, but Viennites began feeling more resentment towards Drevet, causing the Vienna region to break off and declare independence on May 5, 2015.
Vienna Business Directory
Shipping & Transportation
Banking & Finance
- Bank Vienna
- High Standard
- Ambassador Hotel
- Sleep Away Motel
- KPBG Channel 2 News, Petersburgh Metropolitan Area
Infrastructure of Drevet
For more information on the road network of Drevet, see Drevet Department of Transportation
Secondary Routes are numbered routes that supplement the Primary Route system. Secondary routes connect smaller population centers (10,000 and fewer) to the larger Primary and Motorway networks. Secondary routes sometimes serve as a placeholder for roads planned for extension.
Primary Routes are numbered roads maintained by the federal government. This designation is usually assigned to a road that provides the most direct connection between two major population centers (10,000+ people). Primary routes are also assigned to roads that connect district capitals and other important destinations, such as airports.
Motorways are free flowing limited access highways that are used to move traffic efficiently through the country.
State Roads are a classification of numbered minor roads. Generally, these roads do not serve major population centers. State Roads are usually assigned when a road is without a name and does not represent the quality of the road. These roads are often randomly numbered, but generally are assigned the lowest number available. State Roads often change when crossing district lines.
The nation is dependent on the shipping industry for moving goods through the country. Currently, Port Arlington serves as the nation's main harbor.