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An island nation in western Europe, somewhere between England, Ireland and France.

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St. Cuthbert is the second city of Veronsly, located on a bay in the south of the island.

Okay, maybe labels like "second city" are a little demeaning, but don't consider it a bad thing. What St. Cuthbert has going for it is the laid-back feeling of a cultural city and university town. Except without the university, but that's not the point. Albanel, the capital, (which you will see soon), is much more fast-paced and focused on financial and government stuff... and who really wants to do that on a hot summer day? Of course, the island of Veronsly does not get very many hot summer days - if any at all. Locals jokingly say that the gloom of nearby Britian is the reason for the island's bad weather. But anyways...

Below you will see the historic center of the city, with the tall spire of the St. Cuthbert cathedral towering above the main square. The cathedral is located on the spot of the first Christian church on the island, constructed by a celtic monk named Cuthbert who is the island's patron saint. His tomb is located in the city of Bequelan, which is considered the center of Christianity on the island with its large cathedral. The large white building on the square is the city hall of St. Cuthbert.

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The main square is lined with old structures from different time periods... from medieval to renaissance and Georgian.

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Located here is Liberation Square, with the mausoleum of Kaiden Ruthfellow, who was the first leader of the country after independence from Britian. He was born and grew up in St. Cuthbert. In front of the mausoleum is the National History museum. There's also a train station nearby that connects the city with its western suburbs and the capital city of Albanel.

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Below is another museum, the Naval History museum, dedicated to the naval history of the island.

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The main train station of the city is located here, which unlike the other train station, provides express trains directly to the capital city and Bequelan.

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Farther east from the train station is the suburb of Sterenbury, which is pretty much just up the hill from the main train station. Here you will find the local university, (okay, there actually IS one) located in the brick building with the spire on the corner. There's also the historic church of St. Alban.... ....aaaand a video rental place, because apparently they haven't gone entirely out of business just yet.

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Around the area you'll also find victorian terraces, a product of the island's British rule.

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Thanks for reading!!

panthersimcity4

This is the new introduction, because I'm restarting this CJ. A new update of the new St. Cuthbert coming soon. Spoiler alert: It is no longer the capital city.

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Republic of Veronsly

Veron: Pobblaght Vyron

French: Republique Véron

Capital: Albanel

Language(s): English, French, Veron/Gaelic

Denonym: Veron

Religion(s): Christianity (Protestant, Catholic),

Islam, No Religion/Irreligious, Other

Government: Parliamentary Republic

Independence: from England, 1902

Human Development Index: Very High

National Anthem: "Long Live Peace for Veronsly"

Brief History

which may be historically inaccurate, but this is a parallel universe from ours so it doesn't really matter

:P

The island had been populated by Celtic tribes who called the island "Vyron" to which the meaning isn't entirely known. However, the Romans colonized the island around 200 AD, calling it "Viridon," from the latin word "Viridis" meaning the color green. During the Middle Ages, the island consisted of two seperate city states - Albanel and St. Cuthbert. The two cities united in the 14th century to form the principality of Veronsly.

For many years Veronsly had been colonized by England and then later gained independence through a turbulent revolt. Because of the years of colonization, the main language of the island is English. However, most official government documents and ceremonial stuff is in Veron, which is a Gaelic language. (Or, should I say, pseudo-Gaelic because I'm not really an expert on languages and know little about actual Gaelic languages) The island was also invaded by Nazi Germany during World War II, although the Nazis later realized that the island was of no use to them so they ignored it for the most part.

Immediately after World War II, Veronsly was among the poorest countries in Western Europe. Several decades of economic growth, successful social programs and various other achievements, Veronsly is now among the most desirable small nations in Western Europe... although there has been a few issues due to the ongoing international economic crisis.

And, here's a little map of the island. Some of the cities are pseudo-gaelic Veron names, some English, and others French-sounding. The two big cities, Albanel and St. Cuthbert, have a very noticeable Dutch influence as far as architecture goes. And also you'll notice some of the waterfront areas are slightly Scandinavian.

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And a teaser of St. Cuthbert....

;)

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panthersimcity4

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You got here just in time! The rain is going away. :thumb:

As you can see, the buildings in the CBD aren't necessarily the tallest, but regardless, it is the center of banking and commerce in the city.

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This building is among the most famous, called the Witherbridge Center. It was built in the '60s as the city's second high-rise office building. Its most prominent feature is the mirrored windows and glass that were very modern and cutting-edge at the time.

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Originally, this part of the city was an outskirt of the old center, later becoming the area where most of the Industrial headquarters were located. Over time, more modern commercial buildings were built. Today, the area is known for its high-end shopping and entertainment.

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At night, the area contains several preforming theaters, many of which have plays and musical preformances.

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The Imperial Bridge may not be in the CBD, but I didn't mention it last time so here it is! It was built in the late 1800s during the city's Industrial boom. The city was quite wealthy at the time, and the bridge served as a testament to that.

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Northwest of the CBD, perched upon a hill is the Marlonette Manor, which has served as the home of the island's leader.

AND FINALLY... a mosaic overview of the city of St. Cuthbert.

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(At the bottom, there are some small areas that are not entirely complete yet.)

panthersimcity4

St. Cuthbert is the capital city of Crowsley. Since the island is a British Crown dependency, the country is officially headed by the Queen of England. Regardless, Crowsley retains its own cultural identity. Some village names are often a combination of English and French, while others are names of Christian saints. The region is still under construction, so I blackened out some of the incomplete area. :P

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St. Cuthbert is also the largest city on the island, with Axelby being the second largest. The two cities are connected by a freeway system that was built in the late '70s to help connect both cities. Inbetween the two cities is the Crowsley International Airport, which recently began non-stop flights to and from several North American hubs.

Anyways, let's commence the city tour! We'll mostly just look at the more iconic, historic landmarks.

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And finally, an Aerial pic of the old center of Cuthbert:

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Thanks for reading! :thumb: Tell me what you think, or if anything seems wonky. :P Next update I'll show the CBD.

panthersimcity4

Old Intro

Welcome to my new CJ! I've been working on this region for a bit now. It's an island located in the English Channel.

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Crowsley

French: Corbeau

Crowish: Crowslé

Capital: St. Cuthbert

Official Language(s): English, French, Crowish

Government: British Crown Dependency

Head of State: Queen Elizabeth II

First Minister: George Yardswick

Currency: British Pound

Main Industries: Tourism, Commerce, Banking, Agriculture, Manufacturing

DEMOGRAPHICS:

Religious Affiliation: Church of England/Anglican (60%), Catholic (30%), Muslim (1.5%), Hindu (<0.1%), Agnostic/Atheist (9%) Note: The majority of people who identify themselves as “Anglican” and “Catholic” do not regularly attend church, but only on special occasions. Muslims, Hindus, and people of alternate Christian denominations attend houses of worship more frequently.

Ethnicity: White/European (91%), Black or African (3%), South Asian (4%), Other (2%)

Language: English (98%), Crowish (5%), French (6%)

Note: Some people are bilingual in either both English and French, or English and Crowish.

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Etymology:

The name Crowsley comes from the latin word "Corvus", which was given to the island by the Romans due to the large populations of ravens & crows. The crow has been a symbol for the island ever since, due to it's noticeable intelligence and mischievous demeanor. The term "Crow" refers to people from Crowsley, but it is also used sometimes in a pejorative manner, mostly by people from the main island of Britian. Ex: "You bloody Crow!!"

Below: The parliamentary building in St. Cuthbert.

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