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Tamaria Superthread *More Flags // May 16th* (Benz's Imaginary Country Database)

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Greetings all 13 people that view this side of the Forum, I've talked about posting a bunch of stuff regarding my imaginary country and since I'm finishing up a few important pieces, I can now start posting and working on the fun stuff.

So to get an idea of what I'm doing here, I'm using this thread as the basis of the country, Tamaria. Any Flags, License Plates, info, anything about separate cantons of Tamaria will be posted in a separate thread in the General Design section and any sports related material will be posted in the Concepts section. This will be a huge ongoing project that really has no finish line so there will be occasional breaks here and there.


I could bore you guys with some history - although I'm really not that great at putting ideas into paragrpahs, i'd much rather get asked questions and then answer them.


** History will be posted in a bit **



Here's a map to start things off...

Landscape and major cities

Pretty straight forward relief map.
All major cities over 1 million are shown, a few cities that may be too close to the million+ cities may not be shown on the map - but aren't that important anyway.
Yellow lines are the major highways - and I mean actual limited access highways, continuous 110 km/h road with no permanent stops. These highways aren't as evident as the American Interstate system that uses highways from pretty much every city to city, but rather a more conservative style like in Canada where most cities are linked but in low capacity areas are regular roads.
The relief itself is pretty simple. Light Green is normal flat-ish land, fertile farmland, city land, etc. Dark Green is mostly forests or uneven terrain that is not fertile. The Grey-Green is Mountains. The Yellow-Green is desert.
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Cantons

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Canton Borders

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Snow

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Continent

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Some Histories:


As for the History, I had it written down on NationStates.com but it has been deleted unfortunately, the copied history must be on my old computer somewhere. But I'll give you a very rough history.
Shortly after Australia was "discovered" by the Dutch, Brits and Spanish, they moved westward in the late 1700's**. After establishing Swan River - now known as Western Australia - a teamed exploration was conducted to continue westward in hopes to discover more land. This team featured ships for English/Scottish, Dutch, Portuguese/Spanish, French and newly established Australians. They figured if they could cover more ground working as a team while establishing a fair ownership of any land discovered by their respective party as long as the island was under 20,000 square miles/50,000 square kms. As you would guess, this strategy soon fell apart once the mainland of Tamaria was discovered. The first to make it to the physical land was the British, but the Dutch thought they did when they reached Batavia - this is why they don't have much Dutch areas in the rest of the country. The French and Spanish were sailing farther north. French landed at Perpignan and Spanish/Portuguese landed in New Catalunya and East Indiana. This is why Perpignan is mostly French (influenced by Quebec in Canada) and New Catalunya and parts of East Indiana are mostly Spanish.


Tam-Aus Causeway: The East coast from Batavia to Western Australia is very shallow, similar to Florida Keys or Bahamas. This is why the bridge seems unrealistically long but froma a distance, it looks like Key West is a huge bridge to Florida rather than "resting" on many small islands. I have done much research and Pontchartrain and Chunnel were the important ones I looked at. The far east part of the TAMcAUSway (its actually called the Tam-Aus Causeway, I'm just trying to be clever lol) is mostly tunnels, under shallow water. It would be the longest tunnel in the world - not by an unrealistic amount - and the causeway itself would include the longest elevated road in the world (China was some crazy "longest bridges" but are just elevated roads) and that's what I wanted to one-up. But yes, we are experts at bridges, much like the Scandinavians (well most Europeans) are experts with tunnels. Being in North America, we lack plenty of tunnels and bridges to awkward landscapes that it may seem a little impossible. The Northwest is exactly like the Florida Keys.

Southern Tamaria: Going back to the shape, I wanted to tackle as many styles of land as possible. Think of the Northern part of Canada. So many islands, so big, so... no one cares about it. The south finger peninsulas are extreme because its rocky, infertile, cold and rocky :P its all a connection of the Mississaugan Mountains (the south bunch). I basically tried to mirror how Northern Canada, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Russia all have weird "cold parts"

The Bay of Kezia - as you can tell - is Hurricane Alley. Carolinas and Virginia influenced, I wanted to have nice long strips of beaches but still allow nice bays to not be effected by mother nature. This also helps shape the Finger Peninsulas to the south. And as you mentioned, the bridge isn't severely effected by the hurricanes.

Mandurah Mountains: The mountains in the north are influenced slightly by Rocky Mountains. Montarado is a Portmanteau of Montana and Colorado to give you the idea of Helena - name from Montana's capital, size of Denver. It also mimics the 4 seasons in the Rocky Mountain areas, flat desert on one side, snow in the mountains, etc. So with this, the country starts taking shape. 2 strips of east-west mountains and flat plains in the middle. The islands to the east and west were just an excuse to connect everything... and yes, I'm one of those people begging for a bridge across the Bering Strait, its already financially backed by Russia, would be cool.

Pearsonia: Tamaria is a very equal nation. Welcoming to making deals with other countries and allowing the citizens a large amount a freedom with little backlash or consequences. Pearsonia was a canton - along with Sterling and British Olympia - that was still a part of Britain even after the unionization of Tamaria. In 1974 *true story*, Canada was interested in annexing Turks and Caicos as a "vacation destination" province if you will. After that attempt failed, they used their already strong relationship with Tamaria to annex Pearsonia with Canada - named after former Canadian Prime Minister, Lester B. Pearson. Many of the citizens were hesitant at first but after the agreement that they would be dependant on Tamaria and treated as a canton of the country, there was no issues. Crossing into Pearsonia from Tamaria is open much like the rest of the country, the only difference is that Canadians are allowed to live there without worrying about Tamarian citizenship. However, any person living in Perasonia for more than 10 years can apply for Tamarian Citizenship. Although this has let to a slight issue with refugees who flee to Pearsonia and due to Canada's lenient immigration laws, led to new Pearsonians to become new Tamarians. In 1998, Tamaria fixed this by having Canada tighten its immigration laws for Pearsonia only.

Olympia: This one is a doozy. This was discovered by the French shortly after taking over Madagascar and Reunion. The Dutch had previously taken over Mauritius. The Dutch discovered the north part of Olympia but the French discovered the south. But in fact their discoveries weren't really discoveries as the Arabs had already discovered it 100 years earlier - much like the situation with Reunion and Mauritius. However, with no civilaization on the land do to most of it being infertile and rainforests, plus discovering it in the midst of hurricane season, the Arabs decided not to set up shop, the French and Dutch started to establish their respective parts of the island in 1850, meanwhile on the north east end, British were discovering that as an extension of Tamaria. With the 3 debating over what was what, the south half - Talapia - became part of France, while the north end was a bit more violent - the only real violent fight on Tamarian soil. Due to the Dutch's limited involvement with Tamaria, chances of them having any part of Olympia were slim. France offered the Dutch a small enclave and the Dutch accepted. In 1932, Olympia became part of Tamaria and with that, they kept their names but the Dutch enclave was now dependant under British Olympia after a vote was held to a surprising victory in favour of the British side causing the enclave to remain an enclave

The name of the country has been debated for years. This was one of the few instances where there were no native people in the land. Aboriginals in Australia referred to the west waters of Australia as "tame area". Others believe the name came from the British explorers wife - who was with him and was the first to step foot on the country - whose name was Tamarra.

If you want some years to give you a time line:
1789 - Swan River discovered
1792 - Olea and Sterling discovered. (Olea was Australian, Sterling was mostly British but a few were Dutch)
1792 - Batavia discovered. (Most was Dutch but a few were Dutch. One Island was Australian)
1793 - Mainland was discovered. (British in East York, New Ontario. French was parts of New Ontario, New Catalunya and all of Perpignan. Spanish/Port was North New Catalunya and East Indiana)
1801 - Established agreement to coexist as a super country that features many different languages and cultures. English, French, Spanish, Dutch, Portuguese and Catalan.
1801 - York, New Ontario, Laurel Territory, Perpignan, New South Spain, Indiana, Batavia, Stirling Islands and Leander are established as united cantons in Tamaria.
1803 - Another group exploration is conducted - this time on land - and each move westward.
1814 - Most of mainland Tamaria is now discovered and maintains relations with the 6 founding colonies




Cantons:
Maps and Flags:

Olea
Talapia
British Olympia
Prince Rupert's Land
Coahuila
Everton
Sebring
Catleigh
Manitoula
Cyrenaica
East Gwillimbury
Caithness
Garrison Point
Advantasea
Providence
Indiana
East Indiana
Montarado
New Catalunya
Perpignan
Kezia
Aquitania
Corinthia
Scotia
Lusitania
Noranda
Octavia
Quicksilver
Northumberland
Humber
North Kawartha
Kawartha
Victorian Hills


License Plates:

Kawartha
Mitchoia
New Ontario
North Kawartha
Olea
York



Sports:
Hockey (Southeastern Hockey League):

Johnstonville Nighthawks
Canberra Knights
Brisbane Blue Tongues
Sydney Bears
Waterloo
Grand Falls
East York
Laurel
Degrassi Panthers
Warvette Hellcats
Hamilton
Greenfield
Perpignan


Soccer (A-League and Tamarian SuperLeague):

Adelaide United
AFC Auckland
Brisbane Roar FC
Central Coast Mariners FC
Gold Coast Union
Melbourne City
Melbourne United
Newcastle Jets FC
North Queensland United
Perth Glory FC
Sydney Rovers
Sydney FC
AC Wellington Phoenix
Western Sydney Wanderers

Football (Southern Canadian Football League):


Aussie Rules (Australian Football League):


Basketball (National Basketball League):


Women's Hockey (Women's Ice Hockey League):


Baseball (Australian Baseball League):


Women's Softball (National Softball League)


Lacrosse (Indoor Lacrosse League)


NASCAR Qantas Series:

Apricot Hill Raceway, Apricot Hill, Aquitania
Deep Forest Raceway, Grand Falls, York
Johnstonville Motor Speedway, Johnstonville, New Ontario
Mid-Field Raceway, Summer Springs, Mitchoia

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Greetings all 13 people that view this side of the Forum...

Hey, I'm a part of an exclusive club! :P

This is absolutely awesome!

Though, I spotted one mistake: it is supposed to be "Great Australian Bight," not "Blight."

Is Warvette suppose to be a national capital, or is that underline a mistake.

Finally, LOL at San Fierro and Las Venturas.

I'm looking forward to this thread and other related threads (primarily in this section for the Forums), whatever you do with it.

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Nice finds! Yes, Warvette (named after War Veterans) is the capital of a small piece of the country that is part of Canada - forgot to write that on the map - it's called Pearsonia.

I tried so hard to not screw up "Bight" that I ended up screwing it up lol...

And yea, a bunch of video game cities are included. Olympic City, Palmont, Bayview, Rockport are all from Need For Speed and Liberty City, Los Santos, Las Venturas, San Fierro are from Grand Theft Auto. There's a few others that are inspired by various things too.

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Cool. I have 4 more questions/comments, if you don't mind:

  • What is the total population of Tamaria? (It could be from the last census and/or this year's estimate, I don't care. :upside:)
  • Related to Warvette, if there are parts of Tamaria that are a part of different countries, you should at least put some international borders on this map, at least on a political map version.
  • You should label Mauritius and Réunion (Fr.), I can see them on the map.
  • Yes, I am staring at a map of the Indian Ocean.

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Ugh, forgot to put the names on Reunion and Mauritius :P They are there though, as you pointed out, just forgot the names - it was a last minute addition as you can tell. Fixed now.

Population was roughly 80M at first but felt it would make the country too sparse. So it would be somewhere between 125-130M. The population will start standing out more when I post the individual cantons and their stats. I'm always adding more to it, that's why I didn't make a set population yet.

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Here's a bigger image of most of the continent of Oceania (it still includes Australia, New Zealand, et al.) - it will also give you guys a better idea of the size of the country. This also shows you all the cantons in the country. The cantons can either be States, Provinces or Territories. St. Ionia is similar to Vatican City, its a dependency state of New Ontario that host all Catholic relations in the southern hemisphere - and no, this has nothing to do with my beliefs, in fact, Tamaria is only about 30% Catholic and 25% Anglican. But those details will be later. Sterling is considered a Bailiwick due to past British ownership, but since being a part of Tamaria it is commonly referred to as a Territory.

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First off, this is extremely interesting - I'll be following this for sure. I've done this a few times with custom-generated maps, but never into this detail.


However, there are a few things that catch my eye and make it difficult for me to suspend belief and "accept" Tamaria as a realistic part of the map. (Assuming that's your goal.) That said, please don't take this as bashing, just constructive criticism and feedback. Ultimately, this is your concept, so you can do whatever you want and offer any explanations you like.


Are the Tamarians expert bridge builders? The bridges (assuming they're bridges and not ferries or tunnels) connecting the northwest island (containing Santorria) and the eastern part of the island to Australia are incredibly long! The distance from Perth to Albany, Australia is about 250 miles/400 km - so that's about 500 miles of bridges for the eastern part, and 100 miles/160km on the northwestern part. The longest current bridge over water is the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway in Louisiana, at almost 24 miles/38km. Even hopping islands, these are extremely long bridges. Fortunately it doesn't look like Indian Ocean cyclones would affect the long bridges much, so hey, this may be just a nitpick.


Tamaria, as a continent - the shape is throwing me off a little. It's almost too detailed. All the peninsulas and outlying islands... it almost looks as if it's a small island, blown up on a huge scale. The 250mi long, 25mi wide peninsulas to the southwest, huge barrier islands on the western coast... not too many continents look like that. (But again, hey, this is yours. Whatever geologic reason you give is sufficient.)


One thing I really DO like is the canton borders. Along the coastline, they tend to follow rivers, while inland they're mostly straight lines. It's extremely realistic and a nice touch - well done.


Do you have any history written up about the (assumed) colonization of Tamaria? There's an interesting mix of place names (American, Canadian, Mexican, English, Scottish/Welsh?, Latin) and I'm interested as to how they came about. As well as the geographical oddities: the Canadian-owned Pearsonia, the quasi-enclave on Talapia, the lonely island southeast of Mitchoia that appears to belong to Lorillia, what canton to the islands southwest of Perth belong to? So many questions - but that's a good thing. I'm intrigued. This is awesome.


P.S. my favorite cities are Makaveli, Mudvayne, and Strawberry. :lol:

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First off, this is extremely interesting - I'll be following this for sure. I've done this a few times with custom-generated maps, but never into this detail.

However, there are a few things that catch my eye and make it difficult for me to suspend belief and "accept" Tamaria as a realistic part of the map. (Assuming that's your goal.) That said, please don't take this as bashing, just constructive criticism and feedback. Ultimately, this is your concept, so you can do whatever you want and offer any explanations you like.

Are the Tamarians expert bridge builders? The bridges (assuming they're bridges and not ferries or tunnels) connecting the northwest island (containing Santorria) and the eastern part of the island to Australia are incredibly long! The distance from Perth to Albany, Australia is about 250 miles/400 km - so that's about 500 miles of bridges for the eastern part, and 100 miles/160km on the northwestern part. The longest current bridge over water is the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway in Louisiana, at almost 24 miles/38km. Even hopping islands, these are extremely long bridges. Fortunately it doesn't look like Indian Ocean cyclones would affect the long bridges much, so hey, this may be just a nitpick.

Tamaria, as a continent - the shape is throwing me off a little. It's almost too detailed. All the peninsulas and outlying islands... it almost looks as if it's a small island, blown up on a huge scale. The 250mi long, 25mi wide peninsulas to the southwest, huge barrier islands on the western coast... not too many continents look like that. (But again, hey, this is yours. Whatever geologic reason you give is sufficient.)

One thing I really DO like is the canton borders. Along the coastline, they tend to follow rivers, while inland they're mostly straight lines. It's extremely realistic and a nice touch - well done.

Do you have any history written up about the (assumed) colonization of Tamaria? There's an interesting mix of place names (American, Canadian, Mexican, English, Scottish/Welsh?, Latin) and I'm interested as to how they came about. As well as the geographical oddities: the Canadian-owned Pearsonia, the quasi-enclave on Talapia, the lonely island southeast of Mitchoia that appears to belong to Lorillia, what canton to the islands southwest of Perth belong to? So many questions - but that's a good thing. I'm intrigued. This is awesome.

P.S. my favorite cities are Makaveli, Mudvayne, and Strawberry. :lol:

I like the enthusiasm, I'll try to respond to everything haha.

Tam-Aus Causeway: The East coast from Batavia to Western Australia is very shallow, similar to Florida Keys or Bahamas. This is why the bridge seems unrealistically long but froma a distance, it looks like Key West is a huge bridge to Florida rather than "resting" on many small islands. I have done much research and Pontchartrain and Chunnel were the important ones I looked at. The far east part of the TAMcAUSway (its actually called the Tam-Aus Causeway, I'm just trying to be clever lol) is mostly tunnels, under shallow water. It would be the longest tunnel in the world - not by an unrealistic amount - and the causeway itself would include the longest elevated road in the world (China was some crazy "longest bridges" but are just elevated roads) and that's what I wanted to one-up. But yes, we are experts at bridges, much like the Scandinavians (well most Europeans) are experts with tunnels. Being in North America, we lack plenty of tunnels and bridges to awkward landscapes that it may seem a little impossible. The Northwest is exactly like the Florida Keys.

I just realized the yellow highway lines are blocking a lot of the small islands that help support the bridge. Will post a Canton Map soon.

Southern Tamaria: Going back to the shape, I wanted to tackle as many styles of land as possible. Think of the Northern part of Canada. So many islands, so big, so... no one cares about it. The south finger peninsulas are extreme because its rocky, infertile, cold and rocky :P its all a connection of the Mississaugan Mountains (the south bunch). I basically tried to mirror how Northern Canada, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Russia all have weird "cold parts"

The Bay of Kezia - as you can tell - is Hurricane Alley. Carolinas and Virginia influenced, I wanted to have nice long strips of beaches but still allow nice bays to not be effected by mother nature. This also helps shape the Finger Peninsulas to the south. And as you mentioned, the bridge isn't severely effected by the hurricanes.

Mandurah Mountains: The mountains in the north are influenced slightly by Rocky Mountains. Montarado is a Portmanteau of Montana and Colorado to give you the idea of Helena - name from Montana's capital, size of Denver. It also mimics the 4 seasons in the Rocky Mountain areas, flat desert on one side, snow in the mountains, etc. So with this, the country starts taking shape. 2 strips of east-west mountains and flat plains in the middle. The islands to the east and west were just an excuse to connect everything... and yes, I'm one of those people begging for a bridge across the Bering Strait, its already financially backed by Russia, would be cool.

As for the History, I had it written down on NationStates.com but it has been deleted unfortunately, the copied history must be on my old computer somewhere. But I'll give you a very rough history.

Shortly after Australia was "discovered" by the Dutch, Brits and Spanish, they moved westward in the late 1700's**. After establishing Swan River - now known as Western Australia - a teamed exploration was conducted to continue westward in hopes to discover more land. This team featured ships for English/Scottish, Dutch, Portuguese/Spanish, French and newly established Australians. They figured if they could cover more ground working as a team while establishing a fair ownership of any land discovered by their respective party as long as the island was under 20,000 square miles/50,000 square kms. As you would guess, this strategy soon fell apart once the mainland of Tamaria was discovered. The first to make it to the physical land was the British, but the Dutch thought they did when they reached Batavia - this is why they don't have much Dutch areas in the rest of the country. The French and Spanish were sailing farther north. French landed at Perpignan and Spanish/Portuguese landed in New Catalunya and East Indiana. This is why Perpignan is mostly French (influenced by Quebec in Canada) and New Catalunya and parts of East Indiana are mostly Spanish.

Pearsonia: Tamaria is a very equal nation. Welcoming to making deals with other countries and allowing the citizens a large amount a freedom with little backlash or consequences. Pearsonia was a canton - along with Sterling and British Olympia - that was still a part of Britain even after the unionization of Tamaria. In 1974 *true story*, Canada was interested in annexing Turks and Caicos as a "vacation destination" province if you will. After that attempt failed, they used their already strong relationship with Tamaria to annex Pearsonia with Canada - named after former Canadian Prime Minister, Lester B. Pearson. Many of the citizens were hesitant at first but after the agreement that they would be dependant on Tamaria and treated as a canton of the country, there was no issues. Crossing into Pearsonia from Tamaria is open much like the rest of the country, the only difference is that Canadians are allowed to live there without worrying about Tamarian citizenship. However, any person living in Perasonia for more than 10 years can apply for Tamarian Citizenship. Although this has let to a slight issue with refugees who flee to Pearsonia and due to Canada's lenient immigration laws, led to new Pearsonians to become new Tamarians. In 1998, Tamaria fixed this by having Canada tighten its immigration laws for Pearsonia only.

Olympia: This one is a doozy. This was discovered by the French shortly after taking over Madagascar and Reunion. The Dutch had previously taken over Mauritius. The Dutch discovered the north part of Olympia but the French discovered the south. But in fact their discoveries weren't really discoveries as the Arabs had already discovered it 100 years earlier - much like the situation with Reunion and Mauritius. However, with no civilaization on the land do to most of it being infertile and rainforests, plus discovering it in the midst of hurricane season, the Arabs decided not to set up shop, the French and Dutch started to establish their respective parts of the island in 1850, meanwhile on the north east end, British were discovering that as an extension of Tamaria. With the 3 debating over what was what, the south half - Talapia - became part of France, while the north end was a bit more violent - the only real violent fight on Tamarian soil. Due to the Dutch's limited involvement with Tamaria, chances of them having any part of Olympia were slim. France offered the Dutch a small enclave and the Dutch accepted. In 1932, Olympia became part of Tamaria and with that, they kept their names but the Dutch enclave was now dependant under British Olympia after a vote was held to a surprising victory in favour of the British side causing the enclave to remain an enclave

The name of the country has been debated for years. This was one of the few instances where there were no native people in the land. Aboriginals in Australia referred to the west waters of Australia as "tame area". Others believe the name came from the British explorers wife - who was with him and was the first to step foot on the country - whose name was Tamarra.

If you want some years to give you a time line:

1789 - Swan River discovered

1792 - Olea and Sterling discovered. (Olea was Australian, Sterling was mostly British but a few were Dutch)

1792 - Batavia discovered. (Most was Dutch but a few were Dutch. One Island was Australian)

1793 - Mainland was discovered. (British in East York, New Ontario. French was parts of New Ontario, New Catalunya and all of Perpignan. Spanish/Port was North New Catalunya and East Indiana)

1801 - Established agreement to coexist as a super country that features many different languages and cultures. English, French, Spanish, Dutch, Portuguese and Catalan.

1801 - York, New Ontario, Laurel Territory, Perpignan, New South Spain, Indiana, Batavia, Stirling Islands and Leander are established as united cantons in Tamaria.

1803 - Another group exploration is conducted - this time on land - and each move westward.

1814 - Most of mainland Tamaria is now discovered and maintains relations with the 6 founding colonies

So obviously there is more, but that is most of what I can remember off the top of my head. Each individual cantons history will show up later when I release their maps, flags, et al.

** years of Australia's discovery is altered a little bit, I felt Tamaria would be too young if it was discovered after 1830.

Also side note, I do like those city names too. Almost all the cities are named after something I found interesting.

Makaveli - WWE Diva Natalya has a cat with that name and I thought it sounded like an exotic name for a city - added it to my list of city names I like and want to add to Tamaria.

Mudvayne - named after the band. Still not sure what in the world a mudvayne is lol

Strawberry - named after my obsession with Strawberry Blonde hair and I got used to the name as a location due to playing too much GTA V. :)

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This looks pretty sick! One of my favorite hobbies is probably cartography (that's how you get the babes). I just cringe at seeing a city called Degrassi.

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This looks pretty sick! One of my favorite hobbies is probably cartography (that's how you get the babes). I just cringe at seeing a city called Degrassi.

Yea... you know it lmfao

But don't cringe! If you are cringing due to the TV show, then thats too bad. It's filmed 10 min walk from my house and everyone in the area is always trying to be cast into the show. It's not a bad show though, it usually natural causes that create some friction unlike what the Walking Dead has become - at least in my opinion. When someone selfishly does something just to put everyone in jeopardy, that can only go so far you know? And Degrassi doesn't glorify things, its usually pretty realistic. Anyway, enough of that lol. But yes, that's indeed what the city was named after.

Here's a good map of just the cantons:

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Will we be seeing electoral maps? Because I for one love maps with varying amounts of pretty colors.

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Will we be seeing electoral maps? Because I for one love maps with varying amounts of pretty colors.

I have a 1950 boarder map already done but it's one of the smaller original ones so I might have to convert that to the 6 shades of grey version lol

I already have a snow map

I'm working on a language map

I'm also working on a "word-of-mouth" region. I don't know how else to explain it but say New England is certain states, the South is certain states, Great Lakes is certain states, you get the point. I will show the different regions and megalopolises.

An Electorial map is a good idea but may be too detailed due to the size (greenfield area could easily have 4 electorials)

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Will we be seeing electoral maps? Because I for one love maps with varying amounts of pretty colors.

I have a 1950 boarder map already done but it's one of the smaller original ones so I might have to convert that to the 6 shades of grey version lol

I already have a snow map

I'm working on a language map

I'm also working on a "word-of-mouth" region. I don't know how else to explain it but say New England is certain states, the South is certain states, Great Lakes is certain states, you get the point. I will show the different regions and megalopolises.

An Electorial map is a good idea but may be too detailed due to the size (greenfield area could easily have 4 electorials)

That make sense, I was speaking along the lines of the entire parishes. So it'd be a national election.

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Ah, ridings. Canadian/American language barrier :P I wanted to follow a similar structure as Canada. There's like 350 seats in the House of Commons (so that's 350 ridings/parishes/electoral districts) if Canada has 350 and is only 35M people, it would be 1000 seats for Tamaria which is way too intense to create. But I'll see what happens

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Here's the snowfall map. At first glance you may feel that the snow is too north considering east and west is hot and never receives snow. But then think of North America, snow falls as south as Arizona yet Arizona is as south as Morocco and Algeria in Northern Africa and that's mostly desert.

This map shows the peak of winter (early July).
The white shade are places that experience snow on occasion but can sometimes go without snow all winter. Average Annual Snowfall for the white shade would be 1-20 inches.
The light shade are places that experience snow from roughly June-September almost every year. Average Annual Snowfall for the light shade would be 20-40 inches.
The medium shade are places that experience snow from roughly late May-early October every year. Average Annual Snowfall for the medium shade would be 40-60 inches.
The darkest shades - found at the highest mountain peaks - is often covered in snow from Fall to Spring and occasionally in some Summer months. Average Annual Snowfall is 60+ inches.


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Been working on each of the Canton's flags and tartans, so I figured I might at well post Tamaria's Flag and Tartan of State. Now keep in mind, there are no coat of arms - mostly because thats a lot of work and I would suck at that - but also because due to Tamaria's strong Scottish roots (it was a majority on the British ship) I figured each Canton having their own Tartan would be a unique approach. Did y'all know almost each state and province currently has a recognized tartan? A lot of them lack unique colours and look muddied.

Anyway, I will post the Flag and the Tartan of State in one full 4 way pattern (meaning it will start from the centre rather than the bottom right)

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The national colours are Cookies and Cream. The Tartan features 4 shades of Brown but the 2 shades that aren't found on the flag are just support colours. The colours are due to the large chocolate and cocoa bean industry in the country. It is also a very unique colour scheme and helps differentiate the country from others.

The Flag features a horizontal cream bar to signify continuity and equality. The 6 stars represent the founding nations to the country, Scotland, England, France, Spain (Portugal was minimal on the trip so they shared their star), Netherlands and Australia. The maple leaf is an important symbol as its the only country in the southern hemisphere that has maple trees - and plenty of them. And I'm Canadian so... yea.

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Here's a time zone map. I'm about to start posting individual Canton's information, maps, flags, etc so I figured I should first show all the time zones to help get a better understanding.

I figured it would be easier to use as much of the +5 and +6 zones to make it easier for the mainland to adjust. The time zone lines follow rural areas to further diminish time zone issues. The Eastern Keys Time (EKT) (+7) are their own time zone. The Eastern Coastal Time (ECT) (+6) serves the entire eastern mainland except for most islands off to the east coast and the far east peninsula of East York. The Bay Standard Time (BST) (+5) serves the entire west even the far south western part. This is due to the already varying sunrise/sunset times do to how far south the country is. The Olympia Standard Time (OST) (+4) serves just the island of Olympia to the north west of Tamaria.

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Olea

Pronounced: oh-LAY-uh

Flag: Lavender and Cream diagonal split, featuring the souther cross in the bottom right and the same swan found on the Western Australian flag due to its Australian background.
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Discovered: 1792 by Australian discovery ship.

Date of Statehood: 1801 as Territory of Leander / 1893 as Province of Olea et al. / 1932 as Province of Olea.

Status: Province

Provincial Colours: Lavender and Cream

Provincial Bird: White Swan

Provincial Animal: Western Grey Kangaroo

Provincial Flora: Lavender

Tartan of State:
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Area: 20,810 km² / 8,035 sq. mi

Population: 1,834,800

Capital City: Leander (1,013,000) lee-ANN-dur

Largest Metro Area: Leander Micropolitan Area (1,124,500)

Other Important Cities: Charlotte (210,300)

Map:
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Governour Premiere: Agnes Cairney (F) (1982)

Demonym: Oleander / Lavender (colloq.)

GDP per capita: 40,900 (TAD) / 40,000 (CAD) / 32,000 (USD) / 20,700 (GBP)

UCT Standard Time: +07:00 (Eastern Keys Time)

*License plate is found here*

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Honestly, I really love the amount of detail you've put into Tamaria, even more than I have with Los Altos! Like, it's all so realistic, with time zones, climates, and all that fun stuff.

Is it possible for you to go in a bit more detail about the highway systems, perhaps? (At least my country has those. Haha...)

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Honestly, I really love the amount of detail you've put into Tamaria, even more than I have with Los Altos! Like, it's all so realistic, with time zones, climates, and all that fun stuff.

Is it possible for you to go in a bit more detail about the highway systems, perhaps? (At least my country has those. Haha...)

Thanks man

I plan on it. I'm still debating whether it's worth going ino such detail with roads as you can see its a little too detailed to mock all of that up. But how I did have it was that the original railways were layed out on the flattest land possible. Latter on, Highways were added on either side of the tracks but with about 10 lanes of leg room for expansion. Eventually, 2 more train lanes would be added in the centre of the highways for fast travel to different cities. On top of that, most major highways have express and collector lanes, but in those distances between East York City and Greenfield and Johnstonville, the highways would straighten out and have a double wide Express lanes in the centre that would be treated as an autobahn. Minimum speed limit of 130km/h on the inside lane and minimum 140km/h on the outside lane. These lanes are double wide and only available on flat and straight areas.

Highway numbers are 4xx. For example, the highway from Greenfield through Johnstonville and all the way west is the 401. The highways that loops around the coast of the country is 400. Any highway that ends in 0 is a loop highway (no east/west, north/south destination). Highways in major cities that only really exist in the greater area are 7xx or 9xx. All the highways I listed would be similar to 400-series grade in Ontario and Insterstate grade in the US. All these highways have limited access on off ramps.

I may get in more detail with listing actual highways numbers but for now, this is all I can post of the top of my head for now.

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