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Hickory Center (Queensland)

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History of Vän Vatten

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Welcome to Hickory Center, a major city in the northern tier of Vän Vatten, and very rich in history. Originally Hickory Center was named Queensland, in honor of the royal family of Vän Vatten. For several hundred years (1500-1700) Vän Vatten form of government was a monarchy government, with the queen having the majority power and the final say in all things needed for the country.

In 1790 a new Queen was placed in order of the country, Queen Viktoria Elmsburg of Ciscal. She was the people’s queen, a young lady from a small village understanding what hard work those not in the government had to do each day. Because of this she pushed hard for the common person and brought joy throughout the whole region. Her biggest achievement was the creation of Queens College in Queensland. Her biggest unfinished dream, finding a route to build a bridge over the Vän Vatten River (now named Viktoria River).

Sadly in 1830, while stepping out of Queensland Cathedral in Queensland, on a snowy afternoon an armed anarchist stepped up to the Queen and shot her in the head. The man had a death wish, as security quickly ended his life as well. In her memory, next to the Queens Cathedral is the ‘Walk of Life’, taken care of by the parishioners of the church.

Unfortunately, things went downhill for Vän Vatten rapidly. The economy dropped rapidly, a drought took place, destroying the agrarian economy. The people revolted, primarily the working class, and started by burning down the royal mansion in Queensland, where the Queen’s Court still stands at VV1. The people formed a coup and rid VV of the monarch government. However, they had no answer for government, which just didn’t want what they already had. From the 1850’s to the early 1900’s Vän Vatten was in a state of chaos, no one and nothing was safe. The families of wealth were pitted against the families of the rural and working classes. It seemed that civil war was soon.

At this time though, a name was being heard throughout the families of Vän Vatten, not just in the families of wealth, but more importantly throughout the working classes: Viktoria Elmsburg III Viktoria was stirring up emotions, trying to get people to calm themselves and understand that they were the only ones that can write their own future. She came in promoting a new idea for government: a council.

The council would consist of a elected member for each six cities: Queensland, Lindsborg, Orebro, Ciscal, Kyaka, and Oslo’s Post. A seventh official, a spokes person, and overall leader for the council would be selected as a whole from the Vän Vatten nation. The six communities consisted of all backgrounds of people:

Educated/wealthy: Queensland & Lindsborg

Rural: Ciscal & Kyaka

Lower class: Orebro

Isolated southern military post: Oslo’s Post

The first elected seventh member was, to no surprise: Viktoria Elmsburg III The chamber was named the “Syv Council”. With the council together, Syv was able to bring Vän Vatten into the current golden age (Early 1920’s-Present).

In 1987, the creator of the current time of peace in Vän Vatten, Viktoria Elmsburg III passed away. For the second time ever, Vän Vatten had to stage a

national vote for the seventh member. A national vote was held in 1988, each other council member was voted in by their represented city, and as time went on, voted on by their district. The seventh position was held for life, retirement, or an removal from office (never been used). Zeke McGraw, a business man from the upstart town of Deer Park, was elected into the seventh position.

Since the election, the ‘capital’ city was transferred from Queensland to Deer Park. Queensland was also renamed to Hickory Center, in order to better honor the council and unification of Vän Vatten in 1988. Councilmember McGraw put heavy emphasis on three main aspects of life in Vän Vatten: health, education, and expansion. Since ’88 Vän Vatten has exploded from a six city/village region to a 31 incorporated full fledge nation, with many more areas growing.

Hickory Center


VV1 heading into town, also note the eastern terminal of the Northern Line for passenger traffic between Hickory Center and Ciscal


Commerce shopping and entertainment district along Industry Road


Shipping port along the Viktoria River


Queen's College


Queen's Cathedral and the Walk of Life


St. Xerxes Kryka


Queen's Court along VV1


Waterfront Property along the Hickory Loop


VV1 & Business VV1 Interchange


VV1 Real Estate


Future VV1 Hickory Center Bypass (along the bottom from before VV1 Real Estate to the north


Any questions? Comments? Concerns? If not, our travels shall continue to the small town of Trill Point!


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@9988 Awesome indeed! I rank them with main 8's and 9's for quality! I hope the feeling is similar! Keep posted, I'd love to show you more of this crazy place!

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