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Matinenda; A Mediterranean City Journal

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Welcome to Deliterri! The capital of Paradise! Deliterri is the capital of Matinenda, that is the most important city/island in the nation.

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This is the Aurea Convexum, the White House of Matinenda. This is where the President lives and major proposals come to have their fate decided.

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This is Delagiti University. Only the best come into this university, and they can come from all wealth classes. Matinenda's Socialist Education system makes it possible for a poor child to get in.

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This is Trenazi Arena. It's used for its AFL team. It used to be a church, but was re-renovated for its AFL team. Though it isn't located on the actual island, it's still considerably close.

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THIS, is the new Church. Located on Deliterri right beside the university and not that far from the Aurea Convexum. Though Matinenda is secular, many of the Matinendan politicians come here to pray every Sunday.

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Quite a few people live on and around the capital. Demand for living there is high mostly because of the university and church. But some people get thrills from being close to the politics.

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French houses occupy the island as well, as Matinenda also contains French cities and uses those houses to make everyone from any city feel comfortable.

Alright, that sums up the first Deliterri update. Hope you enjoyed it, criticizing is welcome. Shayden probably will be back, but it won't be updated that often. Okay, enjoy!

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escilnavia: Thanks!

the novels: Thanks, glad you like it.

TowerDude: Thanks I guess. :lol:

DCMetro34: Thanks, glad you enjoyed it.

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I will make a full update eventually. But DeCaprio is being a pain for me and I'm considering pushing it to the side so I can continue Deliterri or start a new area. Ok thanks for being patient guys and enjoy the pictures!

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avrelivs: Thanks.

epigone: Thanks. I hope you would enjoy it.

USA Patriot: Thanks, anything look wrong with the city though?

Schulmanator: Thanks. And I will continue watching Schulmania.

I'll put more detail later but until then enjoy the preview:

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Enjoy!

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Well I've been gone in a while and now I'm trying to get the Matinendan CJ up again. So here are some more pictures that will hopefully make this CJ more active.

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Alright that's it. I hope these pictures are good enough for you guys.

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friendly31: Thanks. I used MBEAR for most of my buildings.

Reikhardt: Glad to see you liked it.

iuri99: Thanks.

Now onto the pictures! Well Deliterri is almost done and looking really spiffy. Don't believe me? Look for yourself:

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There you go! Still pending on my continuation of the CJ currently in Simtropolis.

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TowerDude: I originally tried it because you tried it haha. So credit you you. Thanks 3.gif

9988: Thanks, though this update isn't with the seaside. 6.gif

ROFLyoshi: Glad to see it helped, so I will continue that. Oh and I'm considering that suggestion. Maybe some seasalt? 4.gif

So this time I decided to go with 009 Sound System. It seemed perfect with this update.

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A view of the city with the Matinendan Flag right in the middle! Thanks to the AIN Pack!

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The only reason why these roads have not been SAMified is because the tree mods won't work with them. SAM will be used in most of my cities...

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That's it for now! Next post update is unannounced.

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LgCyonUser: Haha. Never played the game. But it must since it seems you have.

Sorry for not posting earlier, I just got my laptop this afternoon after me computer had to be dumped due to a virus. It started when my computer kept blue screening and restarting for no reason. So I made a copy of the SimCity 4 files onto a flash drive just incase the laptop had to have been dumped. It had to be dumped so I am very lucky to have made the right thought to make a copy of the game.

Enough with my bore talk. On to the pictures:

First I'm going to try something. Listen to this music while looking at these pictures and

see if it does anything. I'm expirimenting.

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That's all for now. Hope you enjoyed.

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Damastius: Thanks

Adrianor: That's what I'm doing with this post.

Ok I decided to release this early because tommarow is my birthday and I already got 12 pictures for this update. So I decided why not. There will still be an update Saturday. I'm just making this one to get these pictures used. Here we go:

First here's a picture of Deliterri, it is in the red:

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Now for the City Pics.

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The Historic Castle. It's been around since Midieval times and still stands as a historical site today. Tours are given through the castle, but thier are many claims of spirits can be heard throughout the place.

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This is the Presidents House. The "White House" of Matinenda if you will. This is where the President and his/her family eats, sleeps, and where the President works unless they are called from outside the House. Prices for the housing around the Presidents pad is really expensive.

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Here's a picture of our TV station Dudy TV. It covers all of Matinenda's national and international news. They current have 2 channels; "Dudy News" and "Dudy Sports".

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This is the Metro Rail Station. To prevent too much traffic, these Rails were made so cars wouldn't pollute the air anymore then they do already.

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A well known shop named "Dubbed Spice". They have well known spices that are loved by not only people in Deliterri, but in all of Europe. Even though the spices are expensive, the taste is well worth it.

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A view of some of the stores that are located right beside the MetroRail.

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The soothing streets of Deliterri.

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The Embassy of Matinenda. It's modern structure glorifies all of the buildings around it.

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Another great picture of this great capital in this great nation.

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Mediterranean Staduim. Home of the Deliterri Monk Seals. The name is used to support the almost extinct seals that are desperately in need of repopulation. For each game won 5% of ticket money will go to the Matinendan Animal Resort, that helps not only the Monk Seal but all animals in need.

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Travulson Park. It is a well known park and a must see if you ever visit Deliterri.

Alright. That's it for now. Hope you enjoyed this post!

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clarkjordan12345: Thanks, I'll start that next entry

nottheboss: Thanks.

ROFLyoshi: Thanks, it was worth it though.

Huston: Thanks.

alerules: I think it's a program. I didn't make mine. A guy from AIN had some spare songs that he made and he was giving them away for national athems, so I took the one I have now. I still love my athem ^^

joeyknuck84: You either click on the picture of the Mountain or the Lizard (Link or Upload from computer) then press enter twice and finish making your pictures, so then you'll have a space inbetween the pictures. So then go back to those spaces and fill in the text.

Carthitilla Pictures: Part 1

As said, this post will be about Carthitilla. Next week will be about Deliterri, Matinenda's capital. The only reason why this is part one is because it will be revisited in the future. Because these are just ingame pictures I won't use captions.

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Next week I'll post Deliterri and it will have captions. Enjoy.

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National Flag

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National Coat of Arms:

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Location as Seen on Google Map:

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Our National Anthem: Matinenda: The Brave and Grand

Capital: Deliterri

Government: Democratic-Socialism

Head(s) of State: Joseph Hasfaben

Official Languages: English, French

Population: 4,146,674

Religion: Christian (56%) Protestant (27%) Atheist (10%) Jewish (2%) Other (5%)

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History:

The history of the Mediterranean Island Nation of Matinenda reads more like that children’s game of “Hot Potato,” than that of a country.  The island has changed hands frequently in its long history, with each occupation etching its mark into the culture of these fine people.

 In the years before Matinenda even had a name, there had always been a question of to whom exactly the island belonged.  It seemed that that question had been answered when The Roman Empire decreed dominion over the Mediterranean isle in around 12 BC. Its possession was once again up for grabs when the Western Half of the Roman Empire fell. The battle for control of Matinenda continued for 76 years until the Eastern half of the Roman Empire, or the Byzantine Empire, fell. After the Byzantine fall 903 years after Matinenda was claimed by the former East Rome, they were left on their own for a span of 342 years.

Culture was enhanced and traditions were established, but soon enough in 1795 France annexed the island and again the Matinendans lost their independence.  Although that all changed, when the Treaty of Paris was signed, and the island was given to England as part of the treaty deal.  Matinenda finally became independent again for the first time in 109 years after England no longer saw any purpose of keeping the island and granted the Matinendans their independence.

The island was at first was named: "The Democratic Island of Matinenda". During World War I, Matinenda had a problem of its own civil unrest.  In 1916, rebels in the West wanted to secede from the Eastern Democratic half and become a communist nation, and after three long years of a hard fought civil war, Matinenda became whole again under a Democratic form of government.  

After the war, and the reunification of the nation, the war ravaged nation needed symbol to show its newfound unity and purpose.  A national anthem was commissioned. Matinenda: The Brave and Grand would become a song that all Matinendans could hear and their hearts would fill with pride for the nation they fought for thousands of years to be able to call their own.

Another history shaping event was the Great Drought of 1932. In 1932, a massive heat wave tortured the island, and when it seemed it couldn’t get any worse, there was no rain, not a drop. People were forced to stay home due to the heat being too intense for what they were used to. It got as hot as 40*C in the day and 25*C at night.  The government went from Capitalist to Democratic-Socialist in a last ditch effort to save the economy after the drought and heat wave took its toll. The economy did rebound again in 1940, however Matinenda remained a Democratic-Socialist nation.

During WWII, Matinenda was briefly occupied by Fascist Italy, led by Benito Mussolini. The Island nation received Allied aid which helped the

Matinendan Army finish them off to reclaim their independence for the last time.

After World War II Matinenda went into a Nationalist Age, and it lasted for 17 years. Joy and love for the country prevailed and a new National Anthem was commissioned. Sébrène l’Orient, of Ascadylea wrote a new version of Matinenda: The Brave and Grand. This version captured the soul and vision of the Matinendan people. This new version has remained the anthem of the proud people to this day.

After the end of the Nationalist Age things settled down for forty years until America was attacked by the Taliban and the World Trade Center fell. Even though Matinenda didn’t have relations with America, they were angered that anyone would do something so cruel and take so many lives. So Matinenda joined the War on Terror until 2004 when Matinenda lost the hope of terror being wiped out of the Middle East, and they pulled out to pursue more successful endeavors, and focus of matters that were more  important to the nation.

In 2010, Matinenda had hopes to join the AIN for diplomatic hopes. Matinenda was accepted as an Observer Nation, and is currently applying for a more permanent position.

Now for some pictures. The pictures in this update were taken from Carthatilla:

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That's it for now. Update will be up Saturday.

My forum post will be up in a half hour or so.

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Sorry for the changes in the last link. I'm trying to get it fixed.

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Here's another update of how it looked in Vantaso, Sirron Island, Matinenda. I wish I could work on Matinenda but it's production is still not finished. I hope it will be done before 2011. Until then I will just post pictures of the cites of Sirron Island. As soon as the Mainland is finished I'll start development and post pictures. I got a new laptop for Christmas so I can just use it. Enough with my jabber, time for the pictures!

Today in Vantaso it was a high of 13*C but it was sunny with not a cloud in the sky.

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You can see here that we about never have a white Christmas. The sun shined

through the windows of the houses, making the Christmas tree not the only thing

brighting up the houses.

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Some crops with the farmers house. As the farmers could enjoy eating

the crops they've grown and not sold to the public for money that payed for

the duck.

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You can see the streets are abandoned as they people are at home with

thier family enjoying presents and food.

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Even the roads are empty. It's like Vantaso has became a dust town!

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Another bunch of houses. They are all filled with loving families enjoying

one of the only times of the year they can be together.

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Christmas is a the most important holiday of the year to Matinendians.

It's more about the company then the religious reason.

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Even those who can't afford as much as the wealthy have one thing as much

as the rich. Love from there family.

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Some residents beside the Cathedral. They got some extra praying in before

there loved ones arrived.

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Finally some cars! They may be some late comers. Usaully family members

don't go home until 7 or 8pm. It'd would be dark by then.

Alright. Merry Christmas and as it says in the captions half a dozen times spend time with your family and enjoy them. They aren't going to be here forever!

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Vantaso is now my first city and is still currently in production. It has 21,000 people living in it so far and still growing.

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That's it for now. Anything I need to do tell me. ANYTHING, even if I've done it before this CJ but not in this. I'm not quite sure how to do this CJ. Ok thanks for checking!

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I made this CJ because my old one didn't have any Mediterrian in it as I hoped for. So here it is. And this is the preview:

First the flag of Matinenda:

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The flag was made in 1986 after the disliking of the old flag. The 10 stars are symbols of Matinenda's qualities, and what they are on the flag for:

1. Socialism- Matinenda is Socialist.

2. Involvement- Matinenda will help others after disasters.

3. Freedom- Matinenda gives the freedom of making there own choices to citizens.

4. Opportunity- Everyone in Matinenda has an opportunity at life.

5. Environment- Matinenda is a Green Nation.

6. Happiness- Life is encouraged to be enjoyed.

7. Peace- Matinenda will only go into war if it directly involve them.

8. Culture- Matinenda is Matinenda with it's culture

9. Nationalism- Matinendian have pride in the beautiful country.

10. Economy- Without Economy their work would've been for nothing.

The two stripes symbol the crossing of Matinenda (the main land) and Sirron Island.

The big star symbolizes Matinenda, the 10 stars around Matinenda means that they all make Matinenda into one. Without one Matinenda is no longer itself.

Now for the coat of arms:

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The Hawk behind the sheild symbolizes the citizen. They protect the nation, by helping the economy, protecting others in war, etc.

The sheild with the king Hawk on it symbolizes the leaders of Matinenda (Government officials) and how they both rely on eachother. The Hawk Warrior relies on the shield to block moves by enemies (Combat, Economy War) and the shield relies on the warrior to takes advantage of the Shields blocks and to make a worthy move (Make good investments, hold off enemy troops)

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Red= Matinenda (Mainland)

Blue= Sirron Island (Annexed Island)

Here's a map of Matinenda. As you see it's located in the Mediterranean Sea. Off the coast of Italy.

Pictures will be in the next update:

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