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    Male
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    Norway

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    Limonaia
  • Capital
    Città di Limone
  • HoS
    Grand Duke Vittorio Emanuele VI
  • HoG
    Antonio Guiverdi

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    Request: Limonaia

    Here's a crude map showing possible expansion areas for Monvisret and Limonaia. Pretty much sure I'll stick with A now wherever the border ends up. Put down some place names as well for good measure.
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    Request: Limonaia

    Suprisingly fond of option A, however I'm afraid it could be a bit too close to Monvisret and close him off from expanding. So If I end up with that location I'd have to discuss it with him. Option B is also appealing, allthough I had depicted being on the mainland and getting an island later. Option C is the closer to where I had originally envisioned to be, I love possible Lago di Garda to the north, and my only complaint about the area is the... shape
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    Greetings fellow... things...

    Greetings! Welcome to the region!
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    Presenting Valacia

    Already seen you in the discord so I won't comment on that... Welcome!
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    AGL: Agenzia Giornalistica Limonaia

    Update 22nd of June: Limone riots Following the recent events outside of the Ducal Palace, the Grand Duke finally accepted an interview with AGL reporter Giovanna Maganiello. Grand Duke Vittorio Emanuele VI The now 81 year old monarch entered the room with a shaking walking stick in his right hand. It is well known that the Duke's health has been declining the past three years. He slowly sits down opposite of Maganiello, while a servant takes his walking stick away. He looks at Maganiello before greeting her, allowing the interview to begin. "What do you think of the protests outside of the palace?" While it is clear that some are dissatisfied with the way Limonaia is run I don't think it's unnatural, I've dealt with several protests like this during my reign and while the magnitude of this one certainly is notable, I believe that the monarchy still holds a favorable view among the majority of the population. "Will you or the government do anything to please the protesters?" While no specific action will be taken to please these protesters in particular I have discussed matters with Prime minister Guiverdi and some quite drastic changes are in place in the following months, but as implied earlier this is not an action related to the protesters. What I can currently tell you is that this "action" has been on the drawing board since January. "What will happen to Felice Pastene?" I will make it clear that his arrest has nothing to do with his position as the leader of PRL and that he will go through the courts as anyone else. It is likely that he will have to renounce his seat in parliament, but such matters will become clear when the legal case against him progresses. "Is there anything else that you'd like to tell the citizens of Limonaia?" Whatever your opinions on me are, big changes are in way for Limonaia, the cogs have just begun to turn. I ask every citizen to do their duty and have faith in me that my decision to go through with this "action" is the right choice.
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    AGL: Agenzia Giornalistica Limonaia

    Today a protest in front of the Ducal palace turned violent, forcing riot police to take control of the situation. The Protest was against Grand Duke Vittorio Emanuele and his unwillingness to give up power to the parliament and cabinet since the start of his reign. The police reports that ten people were injured in the chaos excluding one policeman, 32 people were arrested during the protest for various reasons, one of them being Felice Pastene leader of Partito Repubblicano di Limonaia. A spokesperson for PRL tells us that Felice Pastene was unjustly arrested by the government due to his views on the Grand Duke, and that he is confident that he will be released shortly as he has allegedly committed no crime. The local police on the other hand says that Pastene was caught rousing the crowd to attack the police and threw a bottle at an officer, leading to his arrest. The Grand Duke himself has not yet come with a statement to the current situation in the capital, and has denied AGL any comments. Expect to be notified as the situation unfolds further.
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    Nation: Grand Duchy of Limonaia Flag: Capital: Limone Culture: Italian Location: Somewhere with mountains a coastline Argis most likely? Climate: Mediterranean and temperate Factbook: News agency: Location history: Settled by people from the area around Adaptus a long time ago. More modern Variotan settlers have established themselves in parts of the country.
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    AGL: Agenzia Giornalistica Limonaia

    Today Mayor Antonio Moretti of Sermerio announced that the city would finally retire it's fleet of Hydrofoil ferries that have serviced the metropolitan area of Sermerio. It has not been made clear what will replace the hydrofoils, which currently help commuters in and around Sermerio. And according to Mayor Moretti this is exactly what the city council is discussing at the moment, and that the Hydrofoils will remain in service until the replacement has been fully integrated.
  9. One hundred years of AGL To celebrate the 100 year anniversary of AGL todays article is about the history behind AGL, Limonaia's largest news network.s AGL was established by the government on the 22nd of June 1918 to serve as the news outlet of the state. To this day the state owns 30% of AGL shares, but is allowed to run without the government interfering. AGL quickly grew and merged with other non-government owned news agencies notable ones being Limone Volte and Notizie dei lavoratori. Following the coup d'etat by General Luca di Ortello AGL was completely absorbed by the government, and all shares owned by private investors were seized by the state. AGL was mostly used by the Ortello dictatorship to spread propaganda regarding the regime. After the collapse of the Dictatorial Republic of Limonaia and the restoration of the Grand Duke the government sold most of its shares in AGL and re-established its former credibility that had been lost during the Republic. Today AGL has two radio channels, a newspaper and one television channel and reports on news from all over the world as well as local culture, politics, entertainment and so on.
  10. Flag and coat of arms of Limonaia The Grand Duchy of Limonaia Il Granducato di Limonaia (Limonaian) Etymology The name Limonaia is widely believed to have come from the local word for lemons, as the region itself has been known for it's production of lemons for a long time, the country calls itself the "Land of the Lemons" and this is likely where the name it self comes from. Geography Limonaia is a rather mountainous country with various valleys filled with agricultural villages. The country features a long coastline and fishing has also been an important part of local culture because of this. The capital and largest city Limone is located on the coastline. History The beggining of modern Limonaia comes in the form of various citystates on the coast of modern day Limone. These states eventually expanded into the mountains and hills in the surrounding area. Some of these states would expand and become merchant republics with colonies across the seas, while other states grew rich of production of various materials. Eventually the citystates either grew too big or were conquered by neighbouring states thus ending the era of republics, but they did leave a lasting impact on the nation. Most cities were massive production centres in things such as glass, furniture textiles and other wares, which can be reflected in the modern day industrial capacity of the nation. In place of these republics multiple counties and duchies were established who then united in the year of 1742 forming the Grand Duchy of Limonaia for the first time. In the following years recolonisation of previously held territories both accross the seas and expantion into neighbouring lands followed. Eventually proclaiming the Kingdom of Limonaia which would last from 1815 to 1902 when it was abolished in favour of the old "Grand Duchy" following a civil war were much of its colonies and "extra" land was lost to it's neigbours. In the period between 1902 to 1952 Limonaia went through major political reforms where a parliament and other institutions were established pushing the country away from absolutism resulting in the Limonaian constitution being adopted in 1912. However in 1952 the military took power in a coup d'etat establishing a military dictatorship under General Luca di Ortello until his death in 1976 where Vittorio Emanuelle VI was restored as monarch, however with absolute power unlike before the dictatorship. This has however been gradually changed with parliament being reopened in 1993 and the Grand Duke gradually giving the parliement more power. Government The Grand duchy of Limonaia is currently a Unitary Parliamentary Semi-Constitutional Monarchy with its current monarch being Grand Duke Vittorio Emanuelle VI. The current Prime Minister of Limonaia is Antonio Guiverdi who assumed office in september 2017 following a centre right victory in the elections. The parliament of Limonaia has one chamber with 345 seats and has sessions in the capital of Limone. Military The armed forces of Limonaia has personnel of around 420,000. The pride of Limonaia is its navy of one aircraft carrier, twelve frigates, three corvettes, one destroyer and five submarines. The Limonaian army is modern and incorporates roughly 150,000 active personnel. Its equipment ranges from APCs to tanks and SPGs. Economy Limonaia is a heavily industrialized nation with a mixed economy. Some of the largest sectors are the automotive industry, fashion, glass, wine, olives and Lemons. Tourism also contributes to a large portion of jobs and wealth within the country. The country has historically had problems with infrastructure due to its uneven terrain, but has thanks to modern investments established a large railway system, including high speed trains between the largest cities in the country, a project that was finished in spring 2007. Society The country has around 48 million inhabitants in which a majority of 89% are ethnic Limonaians. There is a sizable minority people of Variot origin in Boevendal who are the majority of the population in this province. Most of the population speak Limonaian as their first language, around 93% with Variot being the second most spoken language with about 3% of the population.
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