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Introduction & Svierestal

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The Lower Countries is a union-ish type thing, made up of 14 different countries, Dostrovek, Malia, Auchtenaliastov, Korgia, Hunsinia, Ementrosia, The Falkands (no L), Neva, New Ammel, Kanne, Pol-Monterre, Datsun, Jonkoland (J's are pronounced as y's) and Svierestal.

Today we will be looking at Svierestal, which can be located on these maps:

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This small island nation is comprised of four large and one small islands. I won't show you the main island that has the capital city today, though. The country is famous for its "i could really care less" attitude, crappy bridge building, and lovely biscuits.

A bit of history: Svierestal used to be called the Svierestal Islands, and occupied all of the islands shown above. After a recession coupled with extreme corruption brought the country close to a near civil war, the Latusian Union (the fourteen countries are located on the Latusian Peninsula, that is the name of their union, kind of like the European Union) split the islands into three countries.

Here we have the flag:

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About the flag:

The blue symbolizes the water that is the lifeblood of the islands, because the Svierestalians are known for building crappy birdges. The white resembles absolutely nothing, they didn't want to put a different color. The shapes in the blue symbolize the four islands and the castle as seen earlier. The griffin, to them, symbolizes strength and resilience, usually not the case though. The leaf symbolizes their precious trees. And the words "De Kunigg ze Svieste" roughly translate into "The Kingdom of Svierestal" although their definition of kingdom is different then ours. They consider any body of government that controls land a kingdom, so they don't actually have a king or queen, they have a prime minister, who is controversially involved in helping the Datish peoples at the moment...

A bank of fog makes its way over Farringway Island, heading further east towards the mainland...

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Here is Boden Bay, a bad place to put your boat. (it gets hit with tons of storms, but it does effectively slow them down, giving the mainlanders time to prepare)

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A close-up of the tourist friendly docks:

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Gilga Isle's downtown, home to some ugly old buildings built before the breakup of the Svierestal Islands...

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An overview of the western part of Gilga Isle:

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Constant ferry traffic stirs the waters in the Morrten Isles:

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Jakuvich Island, a decent place when it isn't raining, which is nearly never.

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The old Sasona Bridge, connecting Jakuvich Island with Gilga Isle.

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An old church on Gilga Isle: (and yes it is the photo on the banner)

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And an overview of the three isle/islands.

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That's it for now.

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