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Pacific Kingdom is comprised of several islands with many different atmospheres. There are densely populated urban areas, rural areas and areas covered in forest. So explore the kingdom,...

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Airtime&Gravity

City of Fresno

Here is the city of Fresno.  Located in the Timberland region, Fresno has a population of 270,000, making it the largest city I've currently created in this CJ.  Fresno will be the main city in the Timberland region, while the remaining towns will for the most part will have populations under 10,000.  St. Charles, population 70,000, and another city with around 100-120,000 are the exceptions.

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Residential Area

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Residential Area

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Residential Area

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Residential Area

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Ghetto

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Residential Area

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Residential Area

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Residential Area

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Residential Area

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Downtown

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Downtown

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Midtown

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Downtown

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Edge of city

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Edge of city, and I fixed the no road zot

Thanks for reading

Airtime&Gravity

Time for another update.  This covers the eastern half of St. Charles, as well as some villages in the Timberland region square next to St. Charles.  The next update will cover the mid-sized (pop 260,000) city of Fresno.  I'm also mainly working on a region wide network of highways, rail, subway, and main roads, so for a while, future updates will cover that, the small villages along the way, and the hidden areas along the way.

The eastern half of St. Charles is mainly lower class, although the downtown area looks like the western half.

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Downtown St. Charles

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Downtown St. Charles

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Downtown St. Charles, the city hall is visable on the eastern brick street corner

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Residential area

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Village

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Village

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Village

Airtime&Gravity

Sorry for the lack of updates, but I've been busy lately.  Hopefully I'll be ble to have some more updates relatively soon.

Here is the town of St. Charles.  It is a mainly middle/upper class river town.  This update will cover the western part of the town, and the next update will be over the eastern part of the town when I work on it some more.Timberland-Sep7251259192957.png?t=125920

Residential area of St. Charles

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Residential Area

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Hospital

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Downtown

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Downtown

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Downtown

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City - north of river

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City - south of river, I still have some work on the downtown area here

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Another photo of a residential area

Airtime&Gravity

History

The area now known as the Pacific Kingdom has been inhabited for at least the past 10,000 years. The kingdom remained relatively unknown until 1593 when the Chinese set up a colony in present day Shiloh.  Soldiers and explorers quickly expanded their territory, and soon all the islands came under Chinese control. PUERTOdePalos.jpg

In 1719, the British arrived, and for the next 15 years, a bloody war took place.  The war cost at least 50,000 lives, and the result was a British victory.  In 1780, the Spanish, French, and Portuguese tried to gain control of the kingdom.  A five-year war broke out, but the British retained control.  The win was costly though, as 34,000 were killed, and sporadic fighting would take place for the next 10 years.

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In 1857, the American army arrived on the western shore of the kingdom, and several trading posts were set up.  This put them at odds with the Greeks, who also came over, and fighting would break out. However, after 20 years, the Greeks left.  Over the years, the American army expanded their influence, and in 1900, the United States purchased the kingdom at $1 per acre.  Under American control, the economy quickly expanded, and the territory’s residents enjoyed a high standard of living. 

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Painting of American Greek War

In 1972, the residents were given the option to become an independent nation, and the vote passed by a 52-48 margin. The new nation, although a democracy, decided to go with the original name of the kingdom back before it came under foreign influence.   A powerful criminal named Mao Ling rose to power in an election that was later determined to have been rigged.  While in power, Ling’s administration was among the most corrupt, and the kingdom’s citizens lived in poverty.   Political opponents to Mao Ling would simply disappear.  In 1984, the kingdom developed a nuclear bomb.  Other WMD’s were also developed, and foreign countries feared what would happen next.  In 1986, chemical weapons were used on the citizens of the Timberland region. The attacks, which lasted 6 months, cost an estimated 100,000 lives.  In 1987, Ling was killed in a bombing rumored to have been carried out or aided by the CIA. 

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Photo of Ling's soldiers during offensive.

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Aftermath of Ling's death

After Ling’s death, the nation soon fell into civil war, with various groups fighting for territory.  In some cases, it was town vs. town, and block vs. block.  The kingdom was in chaos, and even international aid and support couldn’t help.  The kingdom’s army fell apart, with troops joining their neighbors to fight for territory.  Some troops, under the command of General Joseph claimed power, but they had little control over the chaotic nation.  It seemed as though one of the world’s wealthiest nations would be turned in to one of the poorest.  In 1993, religious fundamentalists took over in some towns, and parts of the kingdom became theocracies according to whatever faith the leaders followed.

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By 1994, a strong new army was formed, and by 1996, the entire country had been reunited.  The war had been bloody though, with estimates of the death toll ranging from 500,000 to 1,250,000.  After the war, the nation quickly grew in wealth, and it gained international strength for helping settle wars and sending aid to impoverished nations and disaster areas.  Even though it worked to end wars, the Pacific Kingdom built one of the strongest armies on the planet, and troops are frequently sent to war zones.   Besides natural resources, the Pacific Kingdom has become a center for business, and the kingdom is among the wealthiest in the world.  With free education up to and including college, free healthcare, and no taxes, the citizens of the kingdom have a great quality of life.  In fact, since 2000, the kingdom's citizens have been rated the happiest in the world. In 2002, an earthquake devastated the city of Shiloh, claiming 23,000 lives.  The city has since begun the rebuilding process, with the hopes of becoming an even better city than what it was.

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Pacific Kingdom, and its capitol, Shiloh, have become a symbol of hope in the 21st century

Airtime&Gravity

First things first:

- I am using the config.bmp of the7trumpets map of Los Angeles.  I haven't figured out how to make my own, and I wanted a large region.  I will be customizing the terrain though.

- I am using the demand mod, NAM, a tree mod(I think it is from Pegsus), and a civic buildings radius mod.

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Geography

The Pacific Kingdom is located 127 miles west of the northwestern United StatesThe kingdom is comprised of many islands with urban areas, quiet farming villages, and towns surrounded by the forest.

Regions:

Major Cities - Shiloh, Fresno, Gotham City, Los Santos, Liberty City, and possibly one or two more

Suburbia - Suburbs that will surround Shiloh, Los Santos, and possibly another major city.

Middle of Nowhere - A region of sleepy farm towns

Timberland - A region of rolling hills covered in dense forest, mines, and more quiet towns

Economy:

The economy of the kingdom is diverse, but natural resources comprise most of it.  There is also a strong business and tourism industry, but oil, coal, natural gas, and other resources keep the economy strong.

Major Trade Partners:

U.S.A.

China

Indonesia

South Korea

United Kingdom

Germany

Spain

Russia

Turkey

South Africa

Egypt

France

U.A.E.

Capitol - Shiloh

National Flag - 

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Education/Health

The kingdom is known for its high EQ and life expectancy.

Religion

45% of the population is Muslim

40% of the population is Christian, with 85% being Roman Catholic, 10% Baptist, and 5% other

10% of the population is Jewish

5% is other

However, close to 75% of the population admit to not being religious.

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Now for some photos.  I'll try to update this journal at least once a week, and the next update will include a history of the kingdom.:

Also, I'm running Sim City on windows on a Macbook hooked up to an abble keyboard.  If anyone knows how to take pictures without using the in game camera, please tell me.

Timberland

Timberland

Timberland

Timberland

Timberland

Timberland

Timberland

Timberland

Business district in Fresno

Business district in Fresno

V Ghetto in Fresno

Ghetto in Fresno

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