Vinn

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Vinn
City
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The city of Vinn is the third largest city in the kingdom of Vinnmark and the former capital. Vinn was known as the the Merchant Republic of Vinn from the 3rd century bc until the 12th century ad, an autonomous city-state on the right arm of the Vinn Sea. The city is a major metropolitan area of Vinnmark with a population of 980,000 people.

History

The history of the city of Vinn started after the fall of the Dorimic tribes across the western coast of the Firth of Hetzer and the rise of the Vinnish tribes, a migratory group of peoples from western Uletha. Organized civilization began to write in ancient Vinnish as early as the 4th century BC and the warring tribes gathered into an organized absolute monarchy by the 3rd century. After the Sack of Vinn in 228 BC by the Imbelic tribes of what is now southern Vinnmark, a Romantian tribe, the city-state organized into a golden repiblic of higher learning and exploration, combining both Vinnish and Romantian traits.

The city became a major trade port for tribal territories to the north by the 1st century as the people there explored and named the several tribes of northern Uletha. The city's relationship with the surrounding Vinnish and Gaermanic peoples was scant. Many of the surrounding tribes took on the metropolitan Vinnish culture, but remained a primarily agricultural people until the formation of the Kingdom of Vinnmark in the 12th century.

Major explorations by the Vinn republic took place between the 4th and 7th centuries through the Vinn Sea, eventually giving the sea it's name.

Vinn was sacked for a second time in 1145 by the Nordic peoples and became the first capital of Vinnmark until 1386 when Federich the Great succesfully created the Kingdom of Vinnmark.

The Merchant Republic was a symbol of tribal peace throughout the lands that was shattered by the invansion from outsiders reverting the republic to an autocratic kingdom.

Vinn remained an important trade port and remained the capital of the kingdom, but saw an extreme decline during the 14th-16th centuries This slowly turned to a revival during the industrial revolution. The city became a capital of the Vinnish textile industry in the 1800s and then a tourist and historical center in the 1900s with several archealogical digs taking place in the late 19th century. Kongshavn replaced Vinn as the premiere port, and Berles replaced the capital in Vinnmark during the Great War out of fear of invasion from Estensia in the 1930s, but industry remained strong. The city was never formally attacked in the war, but suffered many enlisted infantry casualties.

Today Vinn remains a major retail and commercial business city with several business headquartered within the city limits. The city is also becoming a tech capital for Vinnmark with several start up companies growing the population to the third largest city in Vinnmark.

Geography

The city core has always sat in a drained lagoon between the western Arm of Geurven and the eastern Arm of Haelvin of the Firth of Hetzer. The Vinn meteopolitan area is the only land enterance into the Bettum Peninsula to the north. The city has been a historically drained wetland since antiquity and is steadily sinking at a rate of 2-mm per year.

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