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v701

Krongans: 1967 report

Hi everybody ! :ducky:

Krongans City is back, and this post takes place in 1967, 7 years after the last one. 

Nothing really new happened here I'm afraid, the city just keeps growing and extending to the east.

Supreme General MacWillems is still at power, at the age 75 years old, and yes he decided Supreme General was better than General.

But many voices raise, saying that he may not have the entire control like before anymore. Some say the Vice-Supreme-General, Matthew Hewson, is the real boss and who is about to replace him when his last hours come. 

Hewson is kind of a curiosity for the Krongans population, he's not really famous, never really been that much public, and his intentions are quite unknown too. 

That probably explains the slight increase of interest in the resistance process, as part of the population is afraid of getting a new chief, more severe than the current one.

Only time will tell us, now let me show you some pictures of Krongans City in 1967.

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That's it for today, thank you all for watching !

I'm gonna start a new city journal with cities of Cities Skylines, I don't know when exactly, but in the following weeks for sure. I will keep updating the Krongans' CJ as well.

See you all ! 

v701 :ducky:

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v701

News about Krongans

Hi everybody ! :ducky:

No new entry for the moment, just announcing that I'm gonna get rid of my Krongans region, and will only focus on Krongans City in this City Journal.

A new entry should arrive soon, and a second City Journal with random cities in Cities Skylines !

See you all soon !! 

v701 :ducky:

v701

Krongans City, 1960 report

Hi everybody ! :ducky:

 

Krongans is back, and 18 years passed since the last post, as this post takes place in 1960. The Falklands Islands changed a lot since the new reign of MacWillems started. So this post is the first of a series of different posts presenting the situation of the different parts, in 1960.

 

First, let me show you a picture of Krongans City in 1942, just at the end of the Civil war:

 

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And now a picture of Krongans City in 1960:

 

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Way different right?!

 

The new government of MacWillems immediately decided to start a governmental building program, to stop the growth of the slums, and to allow the people of Krongans to have a flat at least and a descent way to live. To finance this program, he increased significantly the taxes on the rich class, and the big companies, and put almost at 0% the taxes on low class, and small businesses. With other technical ways, allowing the Krongans Government to create as much money as needed, the program went fast, and quickly, a lot of buildings appeared in the east of Krongans City. Not only residential, but governmental (the number of employees has been multiplied by 10), with surveillance authority, the police headquarters, the army headquarters offices etc…

 

The east of Krongans City is now the new political center of the Falklands Islands, and the Krongans nation.

 

The re-industrialization is a new priority of the government, as almost all the big foreign companies left the country when the taxes raised, and left thousands of unemployed. A lot of jobs have been created in the administration, and the national industry coming back, new jobs appear every month.

 

Here is what I can say about the new Krongans City, last notification, the first hypermarket has been built, in the north-east district, which is still in construction in 1960.

 

Enough talking, let’s see what does the city look like!

 

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Krongans City by night:

 

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That’s it for today! Thanks to all of you, and don’t hesitate to comment.

 

v701 :ducky:

 

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v701

Krongans 1940-1942

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Yanita Channel: Thank you very much!

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Hello everybody!!! :ducky:

We are back in Krongans, but with terrible news !!

First I want to apologize for the long explanations that follow, but I had to fully explain you the situation... I tried to make it interesting, and that's a critical moment in the Krongans' history!

As you remember, Jean Simon succeeded to his father in 1931 as Governor of Krongans. With the effects of the world financial crisis, the economic situation of Krongans went very bad, and Simon didn't handle it in a good way, so it gets worse and worse each year. He maintained the same government and chiefs (police, firemen, health system, tax authorities...) in place during these 9 years of mandate so he could have their support for his re-election in 1940, when he presented himself for a second mandate. 

The situation was so bad that actually nobody else was candidate. Krongans was there going for a second mandate of bad management, favoritism, corruption, and all the bad aspects inheritated from the Simon family system, without the good aspects Krongans could see under the reign of Clément Simon.

But the General Wakowzky, who's been nominated by Clément Simon in 1927, didn't really agree with this situation. General Wakowzky was born in a Polish family who arrived in Krongans in 1895, when he was 10 years old. He did his entire career in the Krongans army, and quickly gained responsibilities in the army management. And that's after 27 years of good services that he became General, the highest rank in the Krongans army, and member of the Government.

General Wakowzky is a truly 200% Krongans patriotic, and would do anything to see his (young) country being prosperous. That's why he decided to present himself for the elections of 1940, with the condition of resigning his General functions in case of his election as Governor. But unfortunately, all the voters (the members of the government and chiefs of the police, firemen and health system) were apparently completely satisfied of the idea of having Jean Simon for a second mandate (and the assurance that things won't move too much, in an unfavorable way for them).

Simon was then re-elected for a second mandate, the slums were increasing everyday as numerous inhabitants lost their jobs and money due to the crisis, and were forced to sell their houses; or due to the fact that new migrants were arriving every day from Europe, especially Eastern Europe to flee from what looked like the begining of a terrible war...

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The 30th of August 1940, 2 weeks after the re-election of Simon, General Wakowzky sent a heartfelt demand to Simon of resigning his post, for the good of Krongans, which returned refused.

The 6th of September 1940, General Wakowzky sent an ultimatum to Simon, asking again for his resigning, once again refused.

The 8th of September 1940, in the early morning, the entire army is mobilized and barge in the Krongans Government building.

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Simon immediately ask the help of the police services to defend the government, and confrontations started between the army and the police. It lasted all the day, with a few members of the Government and Jean Simon blocked inside.

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General Wakowzky asked to the unit based in Mid-Krongans to come give a hand in the fights. But they encountered a lot of difficulties on their road, against the Police, and some resistants, pro Simon.

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We can see here some destructions in Mid-Krongans.

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And now the fights in Krongans City, between the Army camp and the center.

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The fights became more and more important, when the 9th of September, as reprisals, the Police services were ordered to put in fire the housing of the Army staff. The housing concerned are these old buildings in the very center of Krongans City.

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Progressively, the Police forces rejoined the Army, and didn't forget the decision of Simon just after his re-election to reduce the Police's budget of 20%.

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The fights almost stopped after a week, and the chief of the Police resigned and his assistant signed a peace pact with General Wakowzky. This peace pact was signed in the Pennascot Building, a famous skyscraper of Krongans.

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Even the firemen demonstrated their approval to the political changements.

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General Wakowzky officialy became the new Governor of Krongans, the 20th of September 1940.

Jean Simon finally accepted to resign, and asked for only one favour, to be able to live in the old familial farm he inheritated from his father, one of the last few old farms that still exist in Krongans City. General Wakowzky accepted.

During the following year, General Wakowzky formed a new government, and kept the control of the army. A small resistance tried to cause troubles to the new government, but every "resistant and non-patriotic behavior" was severely punished by the Army.

It appeared that Jean Simon was in fact the boss of a resistance network, given up by a captured resistant, who told everything while he was tortured.

The reaction of General Wakowzky was quick, the 15th of October 1941, the old farm of Jean Simon was integraly destroyed:

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All transport communications and networks were temporally closed, until the hunt of the last resistants was not completed. Demonstrations took place in Krongans City, without any reaction of the army, as the General Wakowzky didn't want to become the enemy of the Krongans population.

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The 21st of March 1942, General Wakowzky is found dead in his house, probably murdered. His second replaced him, described as power hungry by all the Army management, Alfonso MacWillems, a son of Dutch and Scottish migrants, with almost exaclty the same career than Wakowzky, but not chosen by Simon. The murder of Wakowzky was attributed by MacWillems to the resistance, that were still threatening the integrity of the new free Krongans nation. But some voices suggered that other people than the resistants had also interest to kill Wakowzky, fortunately they get arrested and executed by the Army before their theory became too much famous, following the MacWillems' orders. 

To finish this loooooooooooonnng post (and I'm sorry again about this), here is a view of Krongans City in 1942, just at the end of the Civil War:

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Thank you all for watching and see you at the next post !! :ducky:

v701

PS: Nobody knows where is Jean Simon, but rumours say last time he was seen was in his farm just before the destruction...

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v701

Krongans 1935 Report

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pinkindustry: Thank you, hope you'll like what is following! 

gviper: Thank you also, this church is very well done, congrats to the creator!

Schulmanator: I keep going! hope you'll enjoy, thank you!

Thank you also for the people who "liked" my previous posts!!

 

Heeeeelllooooooo everybody ! :ducky:

Krongans is back!

This post takes place in 1935, as you can see it developped a lot since the last post (1925).

Some new skyscrapers appeared, some are American banks, Krongans banks, English banks, but also construction and energy companies, as well as the Krongans National Petroleum Company (KNPC).

Simon left his Governor function, not because he reached the maximum numbers of mandates (3) -he actually modified the constitution to do a fourth one-, but because he died from a heart attack at 66 years old (1865-1931).

Guess who took his place ? ... his son !!!

Yes, Jean Simon, who was born in 1890, quickly became the official assistant of his dad, who taught him all the secrets for being a good (or not) Governor.

That's the most logical thing that he presents himself to replace his dad at the exceptional elections of 1931.  

His mandate will last until 1940, as elections are every new decades.

 

Anyway, let's go back to the city itself, it kept growing since the last update, but as being a perfect mix between North America and Europe, and being connected as well to these countries, Krongans is now also suffering from the crisis that started in 1929.

The effects started in 1930, when the American banks present in the Falklands decided to stop their activities for few months, until the end of the year, when they just re-opened their agencies and offices, but still not provide any loans to the Krongans population...

 

But the worst case was with the Krongans National Bank, which almost went to bankruptcy, after having speculated on Wall Street almost 60% of his customers' money, following advices of other American banks...

The Krongans Government didn't have the choice, as the Krongans National Bank was the main bank in activity in the Falklands, it compensate 40% of its losses, increased the sovereign debt of 30%, and became the new owner the bank.

 

To finance this huge spent, the new Governor decided to raise the taxes, but mostly on the population, and the small companies, considering that the big companies were already in enough troubles because of the crisis. Worse ! The banks were exonerated of taxes from 1931 to 1934, to help them to recover...

 

Half of the population is now getting poorer and poorer each year, the unemployment rate is about 30%, and the money allowed to the national services (as security, firemen, education, hospitals...) is also reduced every year. Some slums even started to appear at the periphery of the city.

That's the situation of Krongans in 1935.

 

I now let you admire the pictures of Krongans City, and Mid-Krongans.

 

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That's it for today, thank you all again for watching and see you soon !!

v701:ducky:

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v701

Krongans: 1925 report

Hello everyone !!

I'm very happy to publish my first new post in this brand new Simtropolis !!

Last time, we left Krongans in 1915, during the second mandate of Simon. We are now in 1925 and the current governor is... SIMON !!!!

Yeah, turn-over is not the speciality of Krongans. Simon kept in place the same people for 20 years, and this people vote for him at each election, so everything is okay.

But despite the fact that Simon acts a bit like a dictator (he actually is), he's also doing a great job to develop Krongans, especially Krongans City and Mid-Krongans.

North-Krongans is still a bit apart, and kind of autonomous. Philippstown is abandonned at 85% and destructed at 65% due to several fires and no firemen services, the lack of money in the city, no mayor or official administration for 10 years...

Only 3,000 people are left (mostly farmers), surviving as they can.

Two cities appeared on the WestIsland, created by the oil prospection. They're only living thanks to the oil business.

Here is a view of the Falklands Islands:

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As you remember (I'm sure), Simon's father worked in the maintenance of churches and cathedrals in France, and one in particular stayed in the memory of Clément Simon, the Chartres' cathedral.

So as a huge fan —and ruling a now powerful and rich small nation (England definitely gave them freedom and independence) — he ordered the construction of an exact replica of the Chartres' cathedral.

First, let's take a look at the aerial view of KrongansCity:

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Do you see it ? On the top-right corner ?

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Here it is !!

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Beautiful, no ? Some parks have also been arranged in front of and around the cathedral.

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And the big mansion-kind with the cannons is the new house of the Krongans' Government.

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Now let me show you the brand new "presidential residence area". You can spot it on the aerial view of the region, on the west of KrongansCity, in the forest.

This is another example of the megalomania of Simon. He got a private road built that leads to his private residence with a private golf resort, a private beach (mostly rocks), and all of it done with his private money. Well, in fact, with the taxes of the Krongans population.

I have to admit, it's tempting to use other's money to build this for you:

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But limiting the acts of Simon to this new cathedral and residence is negative. He also finally provided KrongansCity with the train station it deserved (maybe a bit bigger than what it really deserved):

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And a promenade replacing the old port:

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 The industrial area stayed quite the same, as the residential area on its north side did:

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And now some random pictures of KrongansCity, 1925 version.

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That's it for today!

Thanks you all for watching !!!

v701:ducky:

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v701

(First of all, thank you very much to all of you who commented and liked my previous posts of the 1900 report!)

I also have to warn you, this post is very very long. :ducky:

Hi everybody!

here it is, the 1915 report !

So, to put back the context, remember that Krongans has a new governor since 1899, Clément Simon, son of French immigrants.

He has been re-elected in 1910 (they moved the election one year forward), and is now running for the next elections of 1920 for a third (and last because it's the maximum authorized) mandate.

He really gave a dynamic touch to Krongans, especially Krongans city, and managed to put Mid-Krongans back under his power. Mid-Krongans has been founded by an English nationalist (Robert Cooper) in the origin, who didn't accept anybody else than British people in his town (God save the fool). Unfortunately, different people went to live there, and then he went up to the north and founded North-Krongans. (Do you remember now?).

North-Krongans is still kind of independent in 1915. They are actually independent from the Krongans governance, but are directly attached to the UK. And there are only British people in this city of around 24,000 inhabitants in 1915 (there are a lot of nostalgic British in Krongans).

Anyway, let's move on and take a look at Krongans City in 1915. The city has about 105,000 inhabitants, and is starting to be a very attractive place.

Simon finished what his predecessor started by moving away the dirty industry on the other side of the forest.

But he also encouraged research (and discover) of a thing that is going to be very important in the next decades for the Falklands: OIL!!!

It appears that a huge oil field exists in the Falklands, especially just right next to Mid-Krongans.

Simon created the Krongans National Oil Company (KNOC) and started to extract the oil from the soil.

The Crown of England didn't miss that (of course), and Krongans has now to supply UK in oil, in addition with coal, gold, and money, every year.

That explains that the economic benefits are not fantastic for Krongans, because a big part of the coal, gold and oil produced are directly sent to UK, for free!

It leads to an increasing feeling of unfairness among the population, that can't really enjoy the natural properties of the Falklands, and a certain idea of a totally independent Krongans started to be important in the population's claims.

We'll also go to see Philippstown, that completely lost any importance and influence in the Falklands, the city had been totally abandoned by the US government. It then followed a period of anarchy, with no official authority to rule the city. The criminality got multiplied by 20 in the following 10 years just like the rates of fires (accidents or not); the school closed, the electricity and water almost stopped running... Even the coal plant exploded one day that a fire started inside and that nobody went to extinguish it.

About half of the center has been destroyed by fires, and only a bit more than 3,500 inhabitants remain in the city today. There is one coal mine still functioning in the top north of the territory of Philippstown, which is the only activity left in the city.

That's it for the situation in 1915, now let's see the pictures!

You'll see in the orders: 1) Krongans City; 2) Mid-Krongans; 3) North-Krongans; 4) Philippstown.

1)Krongans City

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2)Mid-Krongans

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3)North-Krongans

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4)Philippstown

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Thanks again to all of you who watched it, don't hesitate to comment and give points !! :ducky:

Hope to see you soon in a new post !

v701

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Krongans, 1900 report 2

Krongans Island is back in this second report about the situation in 1900!

In the prievous post, I presented you the situation of Krongans city.

I'm now gonna give you details about the 2 other cities that you could notice on the image of the Island in the 5th post (teaser).

The explanation is the following:

Since its creation, Krongans is a place where a lot of immigrants come with the hope to find a better life.

But don't forget that, at the beginning, the majority of the population was from England and, year after year, the proportion of the English community in Krongans decreased.

They then became a minority, like a lot of other ones that are present on the Island.

But at some point, it started to create some tensions between the different communities, mostly the English one against the others. For the English community, Krongans was its land, not the land of all the new immigrants coming from different countries.

And after some cases of aggression, fights, and troubles in different places of Krongans beween the English community and others, the (self-proclaimed) "leader", Robert Cooper, decided to leave Krongans city to move to the north, taking about 5,000 people with him, to recreate the "real" Krongans.

And that's how two new cities appeared in the north of Krongans. The first city that was founded by Cooper in 1881, quickly reached 10,000 inhabitants (all of them English). But it also attracted some people of the North American communities (Canadian, American, Mexican) and Cooper decided in 1891 to leave again, and to found a second "real" Krongans.

Let's see the first attempt of Cooper, that we can name "Mid-Krongans". It counts with about 12,000 inhabitants in 1900:

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Let's go now to the second attempt of Cooper, "North-Krongans". There are about 4,000 inhabitants, all from the English community.

Anybody that tries to settle there from another community is aggressively rejected by the population of North-Krongans. The governor of Krongans, Clément Simon, is well aware of this particular situation with the English Community, but as long as this problem is only affecting North-Krongans, nothing will be done to counteract it.

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Thank you all for watching!

See you soon!!

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Krongans, 1900 report 1

Replies:

Krongans 1876 report:

Huston : Thank you very much !

Mymyjp : I haven't heard about the swimers for a long time... I'm afraid they get lost in the forest, or that they drowned.

Thanks to the others for your "like"!

Krongans 1900 teaser:

Mymyjp : I don't really know what you mean by mod, but I just downloaded some seasonal trees (I don't remember from where neither who did them, but probably on SC4Devotion), and I made the forest manually, using 4 different types of trees.

Schulmanator : Thanks a lot!

Ln X : Here are the close-up pictures, I hope you'll enjoy!

Kim Sunwoo : Same thing, here they are, hope you'll enjoy!

Thanks to the others for your "like"!

Hi everybody, Krongans is back !

We are now in 1900, the population of Krongans City is about 77,000 inhabitants.

What happened since 1876 ?

Well, since 1899 there is a new governor in Krongans, he's from the french minority (I remind you that Krongans is full of immigrants from different countries, mostly europe, and that the british majority is less and less important, proportionally), and his name is Clément Simon.

His parents decided to leave their native Normandy for Krongans in 1870, Clément was 5 years old. His father, André Simon, was a building worker, specialized in the restoration of religious buildings.

After 20 years of good career, André had more and more difficulties to find a job. His wife, Marie, was an english teacher in the universities of the different cities they lived in. (To be precised, they lived 11 years in Caen, 7 years in Chartres and 2 years in Rouen.)

The first years in Krongans were difficult as well, and they often times thought about going back to France, or keep going and reach the USA. But in 1875 André found a steady employment in the main company of buildings restoration of Krongans City, and Marie found a place as a french teacher in an English private school in 1876.

The couple was then ready to raise their children, Clément (11y/o), Victor (4y/o) and Sophie (1y/o).

The oldest one, Clément, quickly became implicated in the local life, as he made different small jobs as doorman in some buildings in the CBD, or cleaner in some industrial buildings. He was studying in the same time, and became one of the best students at the English Private School, where he was assistant of some energy resources scientists.

In 1890, at only, 25 years old, he became teacher and scientist at the school. His wide knowledge about the energy sector, allowed him to be in direct contact with the governor at the time, the Englishman Sir Thomas Johnson Jr.

It's important to report that in 1891, the Crown of England, decided to give to the Island of Krongans the autonomous status, allowing it to decide its own political and economical issues, as long as the requested quantity of coal and gold is delivered each year to the Crown.

It was then decided that the governor will be nominated through a vote. It was then created a board of "honorable" citizens: owners and bosses of the biggest companies on the islands, scientists of the English Private School as well as its director, the chief of the Police, the one of the Firemen, the one of the Sanitary, and all the counselors working for the governor.

Anybody, inside this board can present himself for the function of governor, and every 10 years, the board votes for a new governor. Each governor can last 3 mandates maximum. If this one deceases during his mandate, a new election is organised.

After these long explanations, you now know that Clément Simon applied for the function at the 1899 elections, and was elected, at only 34 years old, making him the youngest governor that Krongans ever had.

Here is a portrait of him, shortly before his election:

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Enough of talking, let's see now how does the Krongans City area look like in 1900 !!

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Here are some views of the center:

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On the following picture, we can see the covered market, and next to it in a yellowish color, the town hall:

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Now, some pictures of the residential areas around the center:

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On the next picture, you can see the brand new luxury hotel, built close to the ferry port:

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Let's see now a mix of pictures of the periphery of the city, located just before the forest:

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We're now gonna see two new urban parts, created in 1880 due to a decision of the Governor Thomas Johnson Jr. to "move away the dirty areas of the city", meaning the industrial areas. As you could see on the previous posts, the atmospheric pollution is a very serious problem at Krongans, and it leads to a bad sanitary situation that is not acceptable and productive to make Krongans more attractive.

It has then been decided to move the industry in the other side of the forest (I precise that the forest is only present in the extreme south of the Krongans Island because the nature decided so, so did I).

Here are the pictures:

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Then, this made some of the population move to the other side of the forest, in order to be closer to their working area.

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The coal plants, and the federal prison have been moved in the new area too:

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The new residential area kept growing, and attracted not only low qualified workers, but also executives and heads of companies. Some of them are good friends with members of the governance, and managed to get a top quality hospital built:

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And to finish this (looong) post, as every country in the world, Krongans also allows privileges those who rule it.

Here is the "holidays house" that Clément Simon got himself built, just after his election (at taxpayer expenses of course):

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Finally! You're done with this mutherf***ing long post!! Thank you very much if you read it and watched it entirely!

Clap your hands and put a "like" if you liked!!!

Thank you all! See you at Krongans,1900 report 2!!

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v701

Hi everybody !

Krongans is back, in 1876 when the population is about 50,000 inhabitants.

In the 2nd post I showed you Philipstown, city that belongs to USA, on the North Island, while Krongans is on the South Island, and belongs to the Crown of England.

As I said, the US government progressively gave up on Philipstown, and prefered to focuse on the natural resources present on the American soil.

Krongans was then again the only reason to go to the Falklands, and starting back its growth.

As to Philipstown, it even became independent without really wanting it !! The city became neglected, a fu**ing mess and jungle... where people was still hoping to find mineral or gold in the mountains. Concerning the American National Mining Sites, they have been bought by the city of Krongans, and a railway have been built to transport the goods to the port of Krongans. Consequently, I won't post anything about Philipstown before a long time..

Krongans started to become a real "place-to-live-in", companies, industries, and people were more and more numerous in the city.

Enough description, let's see how it looks like!

Here is a global view of the city:

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And that's it for today, thank you all for watching, to be continued...

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PS: I'm still a beginner in posting, and have some troubles with the display of the pictures, especially the "long" ones, that only display in small size instead of normal, if somebody has an idea of how to fix this, I precise that I'm hosting the images on potobucket website.

Also I'm not on the usual computer and the quality is not very good, I really apologise for this, I promise that it'll be better as soon as I get my back my normal computer !!

Thanks again!

v701

v701

Hi everybody, today I’m gonna introduce the city of Philipstown.

First of all, REPLIES:

Ultimate727, raynev1, pinkindustry and Mymyjp, thanks to all of you for your comments and reputation points ! :)

Special thanks to Schulmanator for his rapidity and assistance ! You're making a very good job, keep going !!

Now a few explanations about the situation in 1855 about the Islands.

The Island where is located Krongans, the “South” Island, belongs to England, but the “North” Island, belongs to the USA.

Here it is:

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At the beginning of the exploitation of the Falklands during the first decade of the 19th century, only the South Island was really belonging to the Crown of England.

The North Island wasn't really interesting the Crown, until the American established a city, Philipstown -from Georges Philips who founded the city-, and discovered a lot of mining resources.

Then, it became a race, of who will grow the fastest on the Islands, and will gain the more influential position. Quickly, in about 10/15 years, Philipstown reached about 17,300 inhabitants (current population during this post in 1855), and had few National mining sites (they were nationalised to ensure their productivity).

Krongans was only the industrial city, the stop-by place on the way to America for all migrants from Europe, but not a new place to live. A temporary (as they wanted so, at least) place for the migrants to earn the few money they needed to finish the trip to the opportunity land.

But, after 15 years of incredible growth, the Philipstown utopy starts to slow down. It appears that in fact, there isn't so many resources in the mountains, and the mining exploitations have to move away in new unexploited moutains.

Due to a complicated relief in the Islands, the American government will progressively give up on the North Island and the Falklands, leaving Philipstown helpless, without any assistance.

But the continuation of the Falklands' history will come in the next post.

For now, let's have a look at the once "opponent" of Krongans:

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On this image you can see the minings:

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That's it for today, it's not very impressive for the moment, but I'll try as much as I can to make it more exciting in each new post.

Thank you all !

PS: I guess a lot of you know this website, but in the case not I put the link here:

http://www.earthcam.com/usa/newyork/timessquare/?cam=tsrobo1

This link goes to a webcam in Times Square, and today it's snowing a bit in New York City !!

There are 4 different webcams available at Times Square and a lot of different webcams located in the world in the website. I just precise that I don't work for this website, and don't have any economic link, I just want to share the possibility to watch in live some of the most exciting places in the world ! ;)

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v701

Hi everybody, this is my first City journal, I'm happy to show you my region, which is being built on the Falklands map that I downloaded on the STEX, thanks to iota4u !

As my imagination is very bad to invent names for islands or cities, let's say (for the needs of my story) that the Falklands Islands have never been located next to the extreme south of South America, but at more or less half-way between North America and UK ! (Thanks to them for accepting to move, by the way.) So let's start with the map, here it is:

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These islands, because of their location, are a usefull step in the trip between the two continents. This situation gave them quickly an important role, not only has a place where to stop by, but also to stay !

They were already discovered for some decades, but in 1805, the Crown of England decided to exploit the situation of the Falklands.

They sent a Norwegian exploreur, Lars Krongans, to make a detailed map and report on the islands. He founded then the first city with his troups, that took his name: Krongans. More, people discovered that the mountains and the islands in general are full of natural ressources, as minerals, wildlife, fishes... The islands became then a supplier in many ressources for the England.

The islands were governed by a governor, with total liberty, as long as the needed ressources were brought to England in time.Quickly, the different governors in charge decided to establish many advantages for people who want to stay on the islands, very low taxes, liberty of business, exploitation etc. Even though, during few decades the islands were few populated, because of the general high cost of life.

My post takes place in 1842, the main city, Krongans, has a population of 26,000 inhabitants.

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As you can see, a lot of houses have a mixed style, with a bit of Scandinavian influences. This comes from the fact that Krongans, was very famous in the Scandinavian countries, mostly in Norway, due to his many expeditions for the Crown of England. After the discovery and founding of Krongans "city", he went back to Olso for retirement, and strongly recommended the Falklands. Thus, few thousands of Scandinavians (and mostly Norwegians) settled in Krongans.

The church has a total different style. It's architect, Bogdan Kolozan, a Romanian architect living in London, was asked by the Crown, to be part of the first generations in charge of the development of the Falklands. In exchange, he had a total liberty in the design.

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That's it for today, in the next posts, I'll developp the rest of the Islands !

As I said it's my first post, and I don't really have a lot of files to make more realistic the 19th century aspect, but I'm more interested by the part that will come in the 20th century !!

Anyway, feel free to comment, to advice me etc.Thanks to everybody, and see you soon I hope !

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