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Nation in Eurth: Westzeeland (The Republic of Westzeeland)

Flag: WestzeelandFlag.jpeg

Capital name: Retoria

Capital location: On the coast, in a low altitude area

Factbook link: https://iiwiki.us/wiki/Westzeeland

Newsroom link:

Culture: Large European population on coast areas. (Main Dutch and English). Inland there is a large former slave population. (West Africa). And a native population scattered around but main inland. 

Climate: The climate depends on the location. I have 2 ideas, 1 In north Alharu, near Variota, and 2 in South Alharu near San Castellino. So I would be either Hot Mediterranean Plains, or hot humid jungle.

Location History:

https://iiwiki.us/wiki/Westzeeland#History

Basic: Sparsely populated native lands, invaded by Dutch and Spanish. Dutch Colony invaded Spanish colony. Large amount of slaves brought from overseas. Large migrations of Free slaves to Westzeeland from around the wurld. Major apartheid laws put in place. In 1990s Apartheid laws begin to be repealed, but Non-Whites haven’t voted until recent. 

These are two ideas that I have, but I’m ok to see others.

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Stats:

Population: 1 (28 Million)

GDP: 1 (13,500)

Land Area: 2 

Edited by Westzeeland (see edit history)
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Good evening @Westzeeland. Congratulations on graduating from the academy. Welcome to the community. 🙂

  • Climate. You wrote: "The climate depends on the location. I have 2 ideas." So it really depends on your preference
  • Culture & History. The !Dutch relationship is certainly there with @Variota next-door. Note that nearby @Vostau also proposed a !Spanish mix. That proximity could work for the both of you.
  • Area. With 2 points the area will be approximately 270,000-350,000 km2, which is comparable to the RL area from Italy to Germany.

So if we take your descriptions into consideration, it matches with the areas you outlined above. I think the location near Variota matches best.

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On 3/26/2021 at 4:10 AM, Westzeeland said:

 

Basic: Sparsely populated native lands, invaded by Dutch and Spanish. Dutch Colony invaded Spanish colony. Large amount of slaves brought from overseas. Large migrations of Free slaves to Westzeeland from around the wurld. Major apartheid laws put in place. In 1990s Apartheid laws begin to be repealed, but Non-Whites haven’t voted until recent. 

I think this is very interesting. Having worked on the Iberic Diaspora histories for a while, I'd like to know whether you'd like to make this Spanish colony part of the Iberic Diaspora. https://iiwiki.us/wiki/The_Gran_Viatge | https://iiwiki.us/wiki/Iberic_Diaspora

We'd be glad to have you. Iberic groups are varied and on one side are very similar to the many IRL Iberian cultures but on another side have cultures that evolved very differently and have become their own thing. Its very flexible and we can discuss further on discord if this fits with you.

However, you could always choose to distance yourself from this and have a latin-like culture that is entirely your own and totally different from the Iberics.

 

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On another note, I like this idea because if you do choose to be Iberic, this creates some interesting historical conflict in northern Alharu which can enrich a shared Iberic Colonial History.

In any case, I like what you have written so far. Regardless of your choice, I look forward to seeing the spot you decide and your future RPs!

 

Cheers :) 

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11 hours ago, Orioni said:

Good evening @Westzeeland. Congratulations on graduating from the academy. Welcome to the community. 🙂

  • Climate. You wrote: "The climate depends on the location. I have 2 ideas." So it really depends on your preference
  • Culture & History. The !Dutch relationship is certainly there with @Variota next-door. Note that nearby @Vostau also proposed a !Spanish mix. That proximity could work for the both of you.
  • Area. With 2 points the area will be approximately 270,000-350,000 km2, which is comparable to the RL area from Italy to Germany.

So if we take your descriptions into consideration, it matches with the areas you outlined above. I think the location near Variota matches best.

I am leaning more to the one that is near Variota, but I also would like to get the most land I can from the points that I have and some help with that would be appreciated. And Vostau being near could also play a good part in the history.

3 hours ago, Iverica said:

I think this is very interesting. Having worked on the Iberic Diaspora histories for a while, I'd like to know whether you'd like to make this Spanish colony part of the Iberic Diaspora. https://iiwiki.us/wiki/The_Gran_Viatge | https://iiwiki.us/wiki/Iberic_Diaspora

We'd be glad to have you. Iberic groups are varied and on one side are very similar to the many IRL Iberian cultures but on another side have cultures that evolved very differently and have become their own thing. Its very flexible and we can discuss further on discord if this fits with you.

However, you could always choose to distance yourself from this and have a latin-like culture that is entirely your own and totally different from the Iberics.

 

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On another note, I like this idea because if you do choose to be Iberic, this creates some interesting historical conflict in northern Alharu which can enrich a shared Iberic Colonial History.

In any case, I like what you have written so far. Regardless of your choice, I look forward to seeing the spot you decide and your future RPs!

 

Cheers :) 

I certainly have Spanish/Iberican people in my history, but the colony lost to the dutch and many settlers of there moved to a nearby colony which could be Vostau as The location is quite close. I would be interested in Iverica being involved in my history writings.

 

I very appreciate the help that both of you have given me!

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18 minutes ago, Westzeeland said:

 

I certainly have Spanish/Iberican people in my history, but the colony lost to the dutch and many settlers of there moved to a nearby colony which could be Vostau as The location is quite close. I would be interested in Iverica being involved in my history writings.

 

I very appreciate the help that both of you have given me!

Certainly! I understood what you meant by a Dutch invasion. All the details for the Iberics' arrival to the New Wurld are pretty much in those links I've sent. Feel free to let me know if things ever fail to match up though.

You're welcome and I hope to work with you in RP sometime. Cheers!

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7 hours ago, Westzeeland said:

I certainly have Spanish/Iberican people in my history, but the colony lost to the dutch and many settlers of there moved to a nearby colony which could be Vostau as The location is quite close.

Would be very happy to play a part in the history of your nation, but I doubt, with the history I have going, that Vostau could have been a colony in that sense. Still will be interesting to work out history between us - since you'd be near the Keelpijp, that could lead to some form of history there?

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12 hours ago, Westzeeland said:

I am leaning more to the one that is near Variota, but I also would like to get the most land I can from the points that I have and some help with that would be appreciated.

Of course we can help you with that. 🙂 I mentioned the approximate 270,000-350,000 km2 you get with 2 points. I've drawn the area on a globe (tutorial here) to show you what 350 thousand km2 can look like. Keep in mind that this is the starting area. You can grow this through RP.

1. Stretched along the coast.

2UDGWaD.png

2. Between two rivers with deeper hinterland.

utUr6ua.png

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23 hours ago, Orioni said:

Of course we can help you with that. 🙂 I mentioned the approximate 270,000-350,000 km2 you get with 2 points. I've drawn the area on a globe (tutorial here) to show you what 350 thousand km2 can look like. Keep in mind that this is the starting area. You can grow this through RP.

1. Stretched along the coast.

2UDGWaD.png

2. Between two rivers with deeper hinterland.

utUr6ua.png

Thank you for the working out of area. I like the top one (stretched along the coast) better than the other. I will make an image of the border and citys that I would like in my map.

 

On 3/29/2021 at 2:55 PM, Vostau said:

Would be very happy to play a part in the history of your nation, but I doubt, with the history I have going, that Vostau could have been a colony in that sense. Still will be interesting to work out history between us - since you'd be near the Keelpijp, that could lead to some form of history there?

I am very interested in a history between us, as we would be very so close. I have mentioned in the history of Westzeeland about a Iberican colony near me, so I think that you could take that role if you want to.

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23 hours ago, Orioni said:

Of course we can help you with that. 🙂 I mentioned the approximate 270,000-350,000 km2 you get with 2 points. I've drawn the area on a globe (tutorial here) to show you what 350 thousand km2 can look like. Keep in mind that this is the starting area. You can grow this through RP.

1. Stretched along the coast.

2UDGWaD.png

2. Between two rivers with deeper hinterland.

utUr6ua.png

Here is the map that I made

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1. Retoria (Capital)

2. Cape Keel

3. San LaMaria

4. Debonnaire

Please let me know if I do need to change some thing like citys or the border.

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