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Skalisty Brzegu 1845-1855

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In rare fashion, Skalisty Brzegu (SB) having initially been established as the county seat witnessed a different revolution from those of the other cities of Vaterland at the time. In 1846 the Chupilo Line was extended down the Dorouthea peninsula (on which the city is located at the southern tip) and SB became the first city in the region to be connected by rail to a major rail network.

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(A look at the Chupilo Line c.1863)

This accomplishment however is not as vaunted as it may initially appear. This addition brought the local population up to roughly 90 people. The railway however would eventually become an important beacon of growth for the city. It would seem that Skalisty Brzegu's future would rely once again on Skrzyzowanie Zelaza (S. Zelaza) where with the peace the iron mining and smelting sections boomed. Such economic growth attracted the attention of many would-be entrepreneurs. Ethnicity had played a large role in the Jefflandies Revolution, such that citizenship under the new constitution required military service in the correct military during the revolution. With so many of the ethnic Damzlo having served under the Sians during the war few could command the loans and required permits to open enterprise.

Thus, citizens with Steiner ethnicity saw opportunity in opening factories and trade ventures in S.Zelaza but these same situations lead to dangerous conditions. Even the Jefflandies Army was hesitant to station troops in the city, in 1849 an attempt at an all Damzlo police unit being created but the situation worsened as corruption was rampant along the same ethnic lines. Thus, Skalisty Brzegu became their safe haven, connected to the rail networks for higher enterprise and family. One entrepreneur by the name of Dirks Duncker remarked in a letter to his sister, "Brzegu is a wondrous place, here I have ever comfort as back home [in St. Jeffrey] but when people there see the address on correspondence they assume we are in the wild of savages, a place of danger and adventure."

Such was the pull to Citizens such as Duncker that by 1855 the population of Skalisty Brzegu had risen from 77 to 1755. Perhaps a better idea of the rapid growth would be to observe the train schedule: in 1847 rail travel was by request to the city, by 1855 there was an express to Chuplio, with a regular daily rail service from all five stations in SB.

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(c.1849)

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