I probably shouldn't just have started doing this but i'm finally posting on Simtropolis .
Bringing you upto date, the NOB (Dutch Nationalists) declared independence from the government on November 23rd, on December 1st, after having their cities of Gezag and Raakstad overtaken, the NOB (now acting under the title Volksrepublik Stille Nederlandse) assassinated Prime Minister Harry Reymond at the age of 56 in the Meridianian Capital of Angelorium. The French speaking city of South Juliet also briefly seceeded under the title République de Libre-Pacifique, but has been brought back under Meridianian Control. Now this morning, Most remaining NOB Members, including NOB President from 2005-, Eray Koorn, were arrested and transported to undisclosed facilities. Number One Criminal on the VNCI's top ten most wanted, Koorn was transported independently of the others.
FULL NEWS STORY:
A VNCI Special Forces Team has infiltrated the Stille Nederlandsian Mountain Compound of Eray Koorn, known as "Opdracht Hoofdkwartier," which serves as the headquarters of the former NOB and is the actual operations center of the Volksrepublik's Government, as opposed to the "official headquarters" of the Koninggebouw in Raakstad. Due to the special nature of the situation, the location he is being transported to is not being released, only that he will be taken to a special location, independent of all other arrested NOB Terrorists. In all the VNCI and the Army who came in for cleanup, arrested upwards of 350 NOB members, not including the 163 NOB Casualties in the firefight. In total, of the 500+ NOB Members at the compound, around 20 remain at large. Only one casualty was reported from the Army, no VNCI members were killed. Koorn's four ammunition bunkers are also being cleared out, consisting of tens of million dollars in weapons and ammunition. No nuclear weapons have been found in the search of the compound. The Volksrepublik is expected to become permanently dissolved in the coming days since the capture of many upper government officials in this morning's offensive. Libre-Pacifique has officially surrendered after a short battle in the streets of South Juliet. Libre-Pacifique was a youth based movement which aimed to separate the french speaking section of Meridiania from the English and Dutch sections to govern themselves under french ideologies along with a transparent government.
Beyond that, I also recently did an update on the Isle of Follycravie, a Meridianian dependency in the British Isles.
Every year since 1926, the last two weeks of March have seen the Isle of Follycravie shut down nearly completely for the Kirk Motorized Races, mostly motorcycle races, taking place along a 28 kilometer/17.4 mile track atleast once a day during the two weeks. Of course the roads have long been open, but i'll provide full coverage when the races start back up on March 16th. The Isle is located 80 miles due north of Derry, Northern Ireland and 160 miles West of Edinburgh, Scotland between the Irish Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. There is no official number of turns but most observers reason around 170 turns are on the track.
The track enters Kirk at the Wilson Hill and Maximillian Curves. Before hitting the rockface, the track takes a long 90 degree turn at around 60 mph before a flat out kink and a sharp 50 mph turn. The track straightens out and drops down, including during the braking zone, leading to a difficult braking for a 40 mph corner. Two more 90 degree turns follow before hitting town.
After hitting various other turns, the track doubles back upon itself and comes into downtown. The Gas Turn is one of the most famed on the track (anyone know of any walls I can get onto the inside there?) where the track goes 90 degrees past a gas station on a blind turn before crossing the River Kirk and passing the entrance to pitlane, which directly overlooks River Kirk. Following various turns and through two roundabouts, crossing the President's Bridge (State Leaders are called Presidents in Meridiania and Meridianian dependencies), passing the pitlane's reenterance point and 100m later, the start finish line. Soon after that, the cars pass "turn one", a quick right left.
Following one 90 degree turn and a 45 right turn, the track ascends and descends along the coast in the "deadman's curves", claiming numerous lives in the long history of the races, the most recent in 2002.
A shot of the actual town. After entering in the southeast (top right) the track follows the same route until hitting the last traffic light, Statehouse Road, and coming back into town, then following the previously outline route.
Statehouse (yes I know, It's not in the previous picture... oh well)
Shot of the entire city, that's the Irish Sea to the right and the Atlantic to the bottom.
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