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About this City Journal

Canaan was founded on the belief that respect for individual rights is the essential precondition for a free and prosperous world; that force and fraud must be banished from human relationships, and that only through liberty can peace and prosperity be realized. 

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New Gekko Attractions

Part One of attractions in New Gekko Island...

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Coasters, Slides, Chimps and Sharia Mirage...5.thumb.jpg.6413725520fac328a5702718e1ad1c30.jpg

Water Park with the world's longest "lazy river" attraction...6.thumb.jpg.6f2453c0b43e839936d66e9b1edc0570.jpg

Gardens...7.thumb.jpg.2f13a2bd479afc77216ebace707b32d5.jpg

Chimp Island8.thumb.jpg.3737e967c646f3e12fba379bdba0de70.jpg

Farmers market and practical technology museums...9.thumb.jpg.32643c41f93a595d7cb15f20101bdd13.jpg

More to come...

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Welcome to Gekko

Welcome to Gekko Island! People from around the world visit Gekko to gamble, take in a show, experience cultural treasures, and just have fun! Greed is good.

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Large Casino/Hotels line the main streets running North/South, and East/West on the Island...2.thumb.jpg.46ee1a669d7df357056e9d1f5edf081c.jpg

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The city services complex is centrally located, serving both "New Gekko" to the East, and "Old Gekko" to the West4.thumb.jpg.b82177e71b3ba3ccffa40656668f66fc.jpg

New Gekko welcomes visitors of all ages. Enormous resort complexes cater to the whole family.4.1.thumb.jpg.62cfa716b356a68ab079065df6e6a51b.jpg

More Gekko attractions will be featured in the next entry...

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Welcome to Columbia, Canaan's capitol city!

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Located southeast of downtown, the government center is where policy is crafted. Only four buildings house government offices, the majority of the island is home to publicly owned museums and archives.

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For those wishing to get a more in-depth government experience, the Bentham maze is a good place to visit. Here visitors will get lost, just as if they were working in a government bureaucracy. 

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The central terminal is located to the east of the government center. People travelling to and from Canaan via train embark here.

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Canaan International Airport is centrally located, and operates 24-7-365.

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All terminals are accessed via underground tunnels. The domestic terminal serves as a hub for Southwest Airlines.

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With its close proximity to Gekko City, Canaan International handles a large volume of international flights.

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There is a Heliport on the north side of the airport.

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For those unfortunate souls suffering flights cancelled or delayed, a large outlet shopping mall on the southeast corner of the airport provides distraction. The mall can be accessed by shuttle from the CIA terminals.

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JB Freidman is the home of Canaan's naval and marine forces..5.thumb.jpg.7ee8558acdb95f141e2030ec892

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The base is built on two islands, Sowell and Mises. The larger island, Sowell, is home to the Canaan Operational Command Center (COCC). 

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Naval personnel like their base tidy, symmetrical and color coordinated...

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There is not a Top Secret Naval Warfare research center on Sowell Island...6.thumb.jpg.cd69ccb8f4b758f1b92ca925cf2c

There is a Quick Reaction Force (QRF) Logistics depot.

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Mises Island (aka "the men's department") is home to Canaan's naval force projection assets.

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Mises Naval Air Station is home to fleet support assets including jump-jets and helicopters.

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Those representing the people of Canaan use Air Force One when traveling abroad. The aircraft is based out of JB Wolfram.2015-07-14_16-32-19.thumb.jpg.f882def8fc

The military's aerial demonstration team is also based at JB Wolfram.2015-07-14_16-22-51.thumb.jpg.9529a32a37

The Canaan Intelligence Agency is perched on the northern edge of the airstrip.

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The Fermi Center is home to some of the region's top engineers and some of it's poorest military bureaucrats.

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Commissioned Officers live on the Eastern side of base, while NCOs live on the Western portion. Junior enlisted members live in centrally located apartment housing. Everyone shares the same fitness center.

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Those living in Canaan are expected to defend the right to engage in peaceful, honest pursuits, and welcome the diversity that freedom brings. The city-state has a neutral foreign policy position, but recognizes that in matters of national defense, armed force must be exacted upon belligerents.

 

Check out some of the locations responsible for delivering the most fundamental promise of Government...Security!

Joint-Base Wolfram is located on the Northwest border of the region. Every citizen receives basic military training there. JB Wolfram is the largest military base in the region.

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Canaan’s citizens are required to serve in the military reserves between the ages of 18-24. Every individual is issued an automatic rifle and is required to store and maintain that weapon for the rest of their life. Most households contain several generations-worth of rifles in their weapons safe.

 

The Parade Ground is where troops learn how to march.

 

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The Shooting range helps sharpen killer instinct and marksmanship.

 

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The obstacle course is not for the faint of heart. Recruits must negotiate a tear gas balance beam, get around a Grizzly bear, and battle their classmates in the pugil pit.

 

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"Canaazikstan" Is a fictional village where soldiers learn how to function in urban combat environments.2015-07-14_16-28-16.thumb.jpg.2dfe934251

Check  back for more!

 

 

 

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The developed areas of Canaan are nestled between the Burke River to the north, and the Bentham River to the southeast. 2015-07-09_21-26-10.thumb.jpg.34e68fb91a

The majority of Canaan's citizens live in one of three urban centers: ALPHA, GEKKO and COLUMBIA. There is, however, a thriving suburban and rural culture in the region as well.

Canaan's first city, ALPHA, is located near the mouth of Montaigne Bay. To the south, GEKKO City promises excitement for residents and visitors alike. To the East, Canaan's capitol city, COLUMBIA, is located on the banks of the Bentham River. 

I hope you'll enjoy exploring the region as much as I did creating it! None of this would have been possible without the Simtropolis Community. You guys ROCK!