Map + MP Location Discussion + Registry

Discussion in 'Model Parliament' started by Splime, Jul 16, 2007.

  1. JohnRM

    JohnRM Don't make me destroy you

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    Actually, I got Berkshire from the place that I was born, in Pennsylvania. I realize that this, too, comes from England, but really. Also, I do wish to change the name.
     
  2. JohnRM

    JohnRM Don't make me destroy you

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    Splime, could you change the name of the city to "Astoria" and the county name shall be Berkshire. There shall also be major suburb named "Saint Clair."
     
  3. h4ppy

    h4ppy You sir, pineapple?

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    We should have a vote on the names of the topographical features. Town names don't much matter since everyone is proposing them, but there can only be one tallest mountain, longest river, island names, etc.
     
  4. BananaLee

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    North Shore is where I live (the nearby suburbs are near where I live - in fact all the place names are near where I love)

    But then, North Shore is cool for the shore north of the mainland :D

    I'm cool with all the names that have been proposed so far - so if everyone else is cool we have names! :banana:
     
  5. Ball Lightning

    Ball Lightning www.sporedum.net

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  6. Joe Harker

    Joe Harker 1st in the Premiership!

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    I will be an MP within Portsborough
     
  7. BananaLee

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    Wow.. looks like Portsborough should be a .. well, borough with several electorates.
     
  8. Provolution

    Provolution Sage of Quatronia

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    LOL, as if the Russians are now "white people", they are whiter than white, pale and all. Americans are more pink. :)
     
  9. Provolution

    Provolution Sage of Quatronia

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    ISTHMUS CITY


    I would be on out of 4-5 MPs in Isthmus City, representing the party "Our Ocean". Our Ocean is not a big party, but it is growing as 21 Century solutions must be met with a new take on things, not rhetoric and ideology from the 20th Century and before.

    "Our Ocean" is a party originated by a curious blend of naval nationalist interests and business interests. Clearly a right wing party with militaristic touches, it is nevertheless a democratic and occasionally humanitarian party. The core objective of "Our Ocean" is to let our XXXXXX nation dominate the oceans in new ways. This is done by negotiating the economic zone bordering Japan, America, Canada and Russia, and to make sure we are partaking in the economic rights pertaining to the commercial exploitation of the North Pole as well. By the large, we can say that Our Ocean is a blend of maritime nationalism, naval militarism and progressive optimism, with a willingness to take risks to promote the state of affairs. It is not overtly liberal, as it sees the state as a natural partner in more massive projects. Several oligarchs of the nation are also members of the party. Our Ocean has ecological touches as well, but believe environment issues are to be solved by technology and progressive measures, not by spartan lifestyles, guitar music and public condemnation campaigns.

    Isthmus City

    Isthmus City is by far the most important container harbor and trade center in our country, situated by the XXXXXX River (Peninsula River), containers are shipped by river barges up the river, by railroads going north and south, as well as shipping goods to the East side, to be shipped out that direction. A set of canals allows some vessels up to a certain size, to sail to the east side of the Isthmus.

    Isthmus City has about 412 000 citizens, the provincial capital of XXXXX with almost a million inhabitants. The main economy is based on ship-building, off-shore economic development (subsea mining and offshore oil if possible).
    The container-harbor has

    Four main districts:

    Each of the four main districts in Isthmus City are holding some 100 000 inhabitants, from the more opulent and refined Western Delta and the pompous and jingoistic Admiralty Heights, to the more down to earth and moderate Canal Zone and the raunchy and desperate Hoffa Docklands.
    A fifth district is under development as part of a program to expand the city, called the "Nemo City", which would be the first subsea habitat on Earth for about 100 000 people.

    Western Delta

    Western Delta is the commercial and financial hub of Isthmus City, where specialists in shipping finance, corporate finance and urban development work alongside ship-brokers, military contractors and progressive naval technology firms. If someone wants overseas projects and maritime projects to take off, it takes place here. This is also where you find the best clubs, restaurants and other social activities.

    With several prominent highrises between 70 and 240 meters, it is not a global metropol, but still a competitive and progressive city center with several ethnic groups represented, primarily Scandinavians, Dutchmen and Northern Germans, as well as a British backgrounds are represented.

    Admiralty Heights

    Being the naval capital of XXXXXX, Isthmus City main residency area for naval personnel is located in the Admiralty Heighs, overseeing the city, but with a 5 minutes metro down to the Naval Port, in good commuting distance. This is more or less a gated community, due to national security matters. Admiralty Heights have everything from huge villas sponsored by military contractors for procurement officers and representative houses for higher staff, down to normal villas for middle class down to apartment complexes for ordinary able seamen. Naval Pilots are of course well taken care for, with stately homes.

    Hoffa Docklands

    Docklands is where the dockworkers and the working class in general lives in Isthmus City. Relatively well-off, and not the normal type of squalor associated with such communities, the Hoffa Docklands still have the problems that follows with such areas. Even though unemployment is low, there is sporadic violence in the area. The labor unions have strong ties to organized crime, so the local business leaders have to deal with labor unions and the mob at once. The only Russians of significance living and working in Isthmus City are living here, either as sailors and caterers or as political activists and criminals. Housing is mainly apartment complexes covering a bloc at a time.

    Canal Zone

    Canal Zone of Isthmus City is a very interesting district, comprising mainly of Hispanic citizens and , ship-builders, industrial workers and the general middle class of the city. Government and city government clerks live here. Since the canal-system of Isthmus City goes through this area, the micro-climate is beneficial, with the water as a stabilizator. This is also why several of the hotels are located here. This is a place which is quite cozy and quiet, and people here are known for their modesty and temperance.

    LOCATION OF ISTMUS CITY


     
  10. BananaLee

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    I took the liberty to draw up the political regions of Cook Island. Please don't kill me :D

     
  11. Canuck3

    Canuck3 Pastafarian

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    I wish to be an mp for Portsborough
     
  12. Azale

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    Jebus, is everyone just going to mass join wherever thier party is? Or is there only going to be 4 mega cities??
     
  13. Smidgey

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    I think the climate of our island should be mostly warm summers and cold winters (by looking at our place on the Earth). The climates of other land areas at our latitude are the temperate climates of Japan, Southern Canada/Northern USA and Central Europe. I think the island should be covered in a lot of deciduous and coniferous forest, especially in the mountainous center. I think the south could be a lot warmer, say mediterranean - with grape growing and such. However, this is just my suggestion.

    As for my location, I would like to be located in the small area of flat land shown on the topography map. The region area is New Gorgie and is heavily forested with many small towns spread throughout it. It is also situated on a river (which we can come up with a name for later), which is shown on the topography map. The area is located at an area where I would expect high amounts of passing trade because of the obvious pass in the upland center where a road could be built. The region is quite wealthy and as a result of the large amount of natural resources it has a moderately high population, although there is no exceptionally large towns in the area, the largest being New Gorgie, for which the region gets its name.

    The area, because of the microclimate from the surrounding mountains and the slopes is extremely poor for farming and instead has to rely on timber, mining, grape and wine production for it's raw/agricultural produce. It has a high collection of commercial offices, such as banks and building societies. Due to the fact it is not near the sea, secondary industries are almost non-existent. The river often carries coal barges to the sea to supply industry on the coast.



     
  14. The Yankee

    The Yankee The New Yawker Retired Moderator

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    Well I learned that I'm pretty bad at editing the map, but anyway, here's the placement of a city, Novoe Vladivostok:



    If it's hard to see, it's meant to be over the river placed on the south shore of that isthmus leading to the cape, over the rivers that empty to the south and since it's a short distance, perhaps going up to the north and over that fork in the river also.

    It is eventually meant to be an urban center, open to much trade arriving from the eastern half of the Pacific (Western Hemisphere portion). It could be, or eventually be, a mini-New York for the area and country.
     
  15. Splime

    Splime Regular Lurker

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    OK, I'll take care of the maps soon...

    Also, I'll add the topography map to page 1...
     
  16. Splime

    Splime Regular Lurker

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    OK, Map Updated, and I've added a few regional borders. They can be adjusted of course.

     
  17. Red Door

    Red Door Man of Mayhem

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    The town of Garit is a resort town with a bustling tourist industry for the beaches and historical cities of the area. The city is a mix of Italian and Japanese descendants with most tourists coming from Japan and Asia, with a growing number of Western European tourists.

    I will be one of a maximum of 2 MPs from Garit.

    (Common Sense Party)
     
  18. Provolution

    Provolution Sage of Quatronia

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    That said, my City District in Isthmus City would be Admiralty Heights, with good political support in the Western Delta.
     
  19. JohnRM

    JohnRM Don't make me destroy you

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    Damn! Not a single posting of praise for my work on the topographical maps. Sigh. I am unappreciated in my time. :(


    Anyway, we are going to have to figure out what resources this land mass has. This, of course, is going to depend on how old the land mass is. If it is anything newer, we're not going to have a lot of resources, but if it is older, like the Japanese islands, we can have pretty much anything.


    Based purely on whether we would import, export, or neither, this is how I see it.


    Resources
    Crude Oil --------: Neither
    Natural Gas ------: Neither
    All Coal ---------: Import

    Timber -----------: Import
    Raw Metals -------: Import
    Raw Materials ----: Export

    Foodstuffs -------: Import (w/respectable wine, sugarcane, and fruit industry)
    Consumer Goods ---: Export
    Capital Goods ----: Export


    Some of the things that I would say are characteristic about our economy would be that we use very little, if any, coal. We do have a small surplus of oil production that is used to produce plastics and other raw materials, consumer goods, and capital goods rather than exported as crude oil. Natural gas production is in line with consumption, but huge reserves exist.

    Timber is not necessarily scarce on the islands, but a strong movement exists to protect the remaining forrests from cutting thus making it necessary to import Timber. Raw metal deposits do exist, but only for several rarer earth metals. We've been forced to import large quantities of steel, iron, and aluminum.

    Our nation is an exporter of sugercane, fruits, nuts, and wine, but most other foods must be imported due to lack of arable land. We do export consumer and capital goods, though, with a thriving technology sector that is similar to Japan.
     
  20. Provolution

    Provolution Sage of Quatronia

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    Good work (here comes the praise) and great initiative for the topographic map.
    I also think that the ridge (here comes the input) next to Isthmus City should be removed, so that we can get a sort of plain linking the Northern and Southern part of the greater island. It seems a bit odd with that ridge intersected by the river. I read a lot of maps each week.
     

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