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Post by ggamgus on Tue Aug 21, 2012 6:06 am

Grand Duchy of Sainte-Croix


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OLD INFORMATION

Post by ggamgus on Sun Aug 26, 2012 7:25 am

KINGDOM OF SAINT CROIX & COLOGNYLAND

Population: 46,659,218
Area: 252,130 sq. km.
Capital: Les Canaries du Colognyland (pop. 12.8 million)

Type of Government: Parliamentary constitutional monarchy
Head of state: King Nicolia III and Prime Minister Jacques Mitterrand
GDP (PPP) per capita: 37,800 USD
HDI Score: 0.909




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Re: Grand-Duché de Sainte-Croix

Post by ggamgus on Wed Sep 05, 2012 2:08 pm

UPDATE 1 - THE CROISIAN GOVERNMENT



Saint Croix is a unitary parliamentary republic in Western Europe. It is a part of the EU, the crumbling Eurozone ( Sad ), and the NATO. Saint Croix, like the UK, is a "country of countries", and its four islands could each be considered sovereign nations. In reality, three of them have devolved governments except for one. That one, non-devolved island is the largest and the westernmost island, the "Y" shaped island. That... is the Island of Saint Croix.

The Island of Saint Croix is home to the capital of the Croisian Confederation, Les Canaries du Saint Croix. A city with 12.8 million people, 5,400 square kilometers of land (urban area), and a massive transportation system. <We might discuss more about the capital city in a future entry... Sad



Saint Croix has a bicameral legislature system that represents the confederation in its entirety. The Croisian Parliament, located in the "Government Quarter" of Les Canaries, is where the representatives of each province in each constituent island gather to hear speeches, give speeches, vote for legislations and bills, and complain about how they are being "disparaged" by the French and British governments (which isn't true).



At night, though, the Government Quarter is a ghost town. Razz



In the last year's general elections, the Popular Movement, the National Justice, and the Ecology parties booted the Liberation and the Democratic parties out of the Parliament. There is massive support this year for the Ecology Party and the Socialist Party.

What makes the government and the Confederation run, of course, is the oil. Saint Croix is called the "Qatar" of Southern Europe by those in Spain, Portugal, and France because of how much oil it produces and exports. Saint Croix produces and sells nearly as much oil as Norway every day. The Croisian government also keeps 90 to 92 percent of its oil revenues in agreements with oil companies, meaning petroleum has resulted in the nation thriving and becoming an esteemed financial power in Europe.

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Re: Grand-Duché de Sainte-Croix

Post by ggamgus on Mon Sep 17, 2012 8:13 am

UPDATE 2 - CHATEAU DE LES CANARIES



This is Chateau de Les Canaries...



It was built in 1665, during the Kingdom of Saint Croix. Since then, many politicians have stayed here, or lived here, and the royal government was relocated here during emergencies. This is why a company of the Croisian Army was always stationed here, in front of the chateau. The compound was extremely well-defended and therefore, was never besieged. The artillery is still there, and tourists can take pictures.



Today, the chateau is in the northwestern end of the capital city, Les Canaries du Saint Croix. The chateau might, in the future, be fully surrounded by houses and high-rises. This is a great attraction site, and is protected by the government. We hope you visit us, and if you do, we hope you visit Chateau de Les Canaries!

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Re: Grand-Duché de Sainte-Croix

Post by Qorten on Mon Sep 17, 2012 10:31 am

Wow, beautiful castle, ggamgus! The first picture looks almost real.

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Re: Grand-Duché de Sainte-Croix

Post by 111222333444 on Mon Sep 17, 2012 11:48 am

Lens flare Evil or Very Mad

I like it Razz
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Bring it arrouund tooownnn!

Post by ggamgus on Sat Sep 22, 2012 1:10 pm

Qorten: Thank you very much! Smile

111222333444: Thanks! Razz

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Hi, guys! First of:



because...



Razz

Anyways, we're bringin' it around town today! Traveling through Les Canaries du Saint Croix...



The first glance at the La Praleque International Airport (Aéroport Les Canaries-La Praleque). The airport is adjacent to apartment buildings and houses, which is why all aircraft must land as slowly as possible. Some new safety equipment is being placed, along with a new set of safety regulations imposed on all Croisian airports.

Again, this is only a first glance, you will see more in the future... Very Happy



Major apartment complexes, south of the French Quarter. One-bedroom apartments for up to 1,500 Euros per month...



Then again, you could pay much lower prices for apartments in satellite communities... This is an unincorporated area in the Greater Saint Croix agglomeration. Because it is unincorporated and does not have city/town status, it has no name.

What? Then what do you write for the address? How can you send anything there? That's because the residents here simply write "Les Canaries" for the city, even though they are outside the city limits. The zip code? Residents borrow the zip code of the Boulogne-Billancourt district within the city. In that case, isn't this place officially Boulogne-Billancourt? Mmmmm... not really.



It is a very nice place though, I think.



I think you guys get what I tried to do here... Even though I miserably failed. Razz



A power line runs parallel to oil pipelines, north of the city.

Thanks for reading!


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Re: Grand-Duché de Sainte-Croix

Post by mystic.destiny on Sat Sep 22, 2012 5:21 pm

Very nice pictures GG! Still wondering about that airport.. wouldn't the skyscrapers cause disruptions with the navigation stuff?
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Croix-Ville and More...

Post by ggamgus on Sat Sep 29, 2012 11:55 am

Mystic: Yeah, I guess... I didn't think about that. Very Happy

You all know that I like Spongebob Squarepants:





And that my favorite Scandinavian country is:



Razz Anyways, today, we will tour the capital city one last time before getting to... other stuff.



First, I've renamed the city from Les Canaries du Saint Croix to Les Canaries du Colognyland.

The reason being, I've made several changes to the government structure but we'll get to that in the next entry.

The image above is from the "Croix-Ville" section of the urban area.

Croix-Ville is actually one of the names of the city, but in the city, the inhabitants refer to this place, which itself has city status. Wait what?

Hehe... like London and the independent City of London which is an enclave of the big London (and perhaps Vatican City within Rome, but not as sovereign), Croix-Ville is a city that is an enclave of the big city, and its government is independent of Les Canaries. Croix-Ville has approximately 15,000 people, yet due to its connection to the capital, has in excess of 100 thousand workers, numerous tall structures, and several subway stations.



If you live/work in Croix-Ville, you'll find out soon enough that the citizens do not like going to the airport. Why?

There are very few toll roads and toll areas in Greater Les Canaries, much more sparse than most European cities. People that live in the city of Les Canaries or the satellite cities only have to pay toll one time, when entering the airport. Croix-Ville citizens, however, have to pay toll twice, because the one, only major road that exits Croix-Ville is... a toll road. So, unless you are willing to drive off-road and around the tolling areas, you have to pay to exit the city.



I don't think I need to explain this (unless you have a question)... These runways are just runways. Razz





Farms in autumn become red, orange, and yellow! You should take a bus tour if you're ever planning to visit.



We see more cranes, in this booming business district.



The historical quarter in Les Canaries on a stormy Friday night. You are seeing the remains of a major hurricane that hit the southeastern United States then headed across the Atlantic to the English Channel, hundreds of kilometers north of the city.



The Royal Confederation Center complex stands tall. The two towers are home to the ITDC (International Trade Delegation of the Confederacy). The officers in the delegation investigate financial/executive criminal offenses, which is their main job. They also consult on trade, franchising, trademarks, and international laws, which is very convenient.



The vicinity of the complex is deserted at night. Razz

Wait a minute... the flag on the building is a little different than the flag that Emir had shown us before...

That's because that's the flag of Colognyland:



Coming soon! Razz

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Re: Grand-Duché de Sainte-Croix

Post by mystic.destiny on Sat Sep 29, 2012 12:39 pm

Lovely trees!! Those runways seem a bit close don't you think? O.o
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Re: Grand-Duché de Sainte-Croix

Post by ggamgus on Wed Oct 10, 2012 2:08 pm

Hi, guys... I'm back with a rrrr-rather short entry...

REPLIES:

Mystic.destiny: Thank you! Yes, I will change the runways... Very Happy

So, that aside, the entry today is rather short unfortunately. I procrastinated on SC4 pictures the last three days, and I had a major-grade project in school to turn in today, which is why I came rather... unprepared. But nonetheless, the stuff I have today is entertaining, I think...

One more thing, I'm still working on the government and notice the new name of the CJ, The Kingdom of Saint Croix. I changed the government to a constitutional kingdom to match the history of the nation, that I'm working on this week and I will present the history either next week or the week after. :O

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Now if you like political movies or historical movies, I got a suggestion:



I thought the movie Lumumba was great. The movie begins with the independence of the Republic of the Congo from Belgium in 1960 along with Patrice Lumumba becoming prime minister, and ends with Joseph Mobutu taking control. I really thought that it was great because the movie showed the violence in the nation as colonial rule ended...

Back in Saint Croix, I was working on... MAGLEVS!!



The Croisian government has approved new magnetic levitation trains for the city of Les Canaries du Colognyland. The trains will travel, on average, at 307 kph and in some lines, up to 466 kph, nearly one-third of the speed of a handgun bullet!

(Pictures edited from the Shanghai Maglev)



The government has approved this rapid transit map as well, which the maglev line will be a part of. The new rapid transit system will have 127 stations and eight lines, including the maglev line. The maglevs will transport passengers between the neighborhood of La Pointe Rouge and La Praleque International Airport. The "Airport Express" line will be fully devoted to maglev transportation.

(Map edited from Beijing Metro)



The district of Principality et Mercatum, in La Pointe Rouge, will be home to the western terminal of the maglev line, and a subway station on Line 2, for passengers to transfer. The L'Aeroport station is still under construction here...



The Parliament has also recently approved a financial entitlement for war veterans, the La Praleque Grant. Because of the types of entitlements the grant covers for veterans, it has been called by many as the "G.I. Bill of Saint Croix", comparing the grant to the U.S. Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944.

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Well, that's it guys! Thanks for reading.
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Re: Grand-Duché de Sainte-Croix

Post by t90 on Fri Dec 21, 2012 5:35 pm

Hey ggamgus this is an amazing cj! Hopefully you'll be around again soon to keep it going! looks great!
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Re: Grand-Duché de Sainte-Croix

Post by RepublicMaster on Sat Dec 22, 2012 4:18 pm

Hmm He's still around but he has started a new nation.
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Re: Grand-Duché de Sainte-Croix

Post by JackBoston on Sat Dec 22, 2012 7:28 pm

wcraig: What was the union?

I'm new here, looking forward to play the new sim city and wanted to join the community. I look forwarding to meeting everyone and making friends around here! Smile

On another note great update of St. Croix, ggamus Very Happy
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Re: Grand-Duché de Sainte-Croix

Post by ggamgus on Sun Dec 23, 2012 3:59 am

wcraig: Yes, I have. Queensland. Razz

I don't have a CJ of it here yet, but you can check it out at ST. Very Happy

JackBoston: Thank you, but as wcraig said, because I now have a new nation, this is pretty much the last entry of Saint Croix. Smile
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Re: Grand-Duché de Sainte-Croix

Post by RepublicMaster on Sun Dec 23, 2012 11:42 am

Post it here GG Razz
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Re: Grand-Duché de Sainte-Croix

Post by ggamgus on Sun Dec 23, 2012 2:28 pm

I'm planning to... Smile
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Re: Grand-Duché de Sainte-Croix

Post by t90 on Sun Dec 23, 2012 4:07 pm

JackBoston wrote:wcraig: What was the union?

He said nation not union Razz
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Re: Grand-Duché de Sainte-Croix

Post by 111222333444 on Mon Dec 24, 2012 5:18 am

LOL Razz
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Re: Grand-Duché de Sainte-Croix

Post by RepublicMaster on Mon Dec 24, 2012 1:41 pm

Hah LOL Razz
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Resurrection of Saint-Croix

Post by ggamgus on Thu Mar 14, 2013 12:55 pm







Saint-Croix is returning... Smile
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Re: Grand-Duché de Sainte-Croix

Post by 111222333444 on Thu Mar 14, 2013 2:44 pm

St Croix meets Asian Razz
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Re: Grand-Duché de Sainte-Croix

Post by RepublicMaster on Thu Mar 14, 2013 3:22 pm

It's a Zombie Razz
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Post by ggamgus on Fri Mar 15, 2013 12:17 am

Thank you both. Razz

111222333444 wrote:St Croix meets Asian Razz

I don't see how Saint-Croix is becoming more Asian by having an international departure terminal at the INTERNATIONAL airport. Razz But thanks for the comment. Laughing
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Re: Grand-Duché de Sainte-Croix

Post by 111222333444 on Fri Mar 15, 2013 11:37 am

Fail Emir

because JAL = Asian Razz
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