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Eureisa...

Posted by JBstad1 on 14 May 2016 in English (English)

I have managed to put up a wiki of my country of Euresia, with updates the country's flag, land elevations (my attempts), and highways. Here are some images of what I want to accomplish.

my elevation image

my elevation/proposed highway system

I hope to write more on my country and expand.

Thanks for looking.

JBStad1

Comment from Leowezy on 14 May 2016 at 12:31

Hey, looks very promising :) Would you mind to elaborate on what your plans are for Eureisa? In terms of population, language, culture, history, etc. etc. Then it's easier for us to make some comments on your project so far :)

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Comment from JBstad1 on 14 May 2016 at 18:01

Thanks Leowezy.

It's a bit of a challenge since I'm quite new to mapping. Providing the details, I'll try to explain as best as I can.

My country is devoted to shipping and fishing, with lots of ports on the western part. It's also rich in agriculture. The population is close to 25 to 30 million people with 65% being Euresian, 20% Carpathian, and 15% Midistlanese.

The history is quite interesting as Euresia was once massive - the three neighbors, that of Carpathia, Midistland, and Antaria, were once states and was called the Southland Empire until war broke out - hence the three stars of the flag. All four states became indepenedent in the early part of the 19th century.

Franquese is the official language spoken throughout, with Skolandish (a combination of Esperanto and Euresi) being the national language.

The rest are still a work in progress, so I hope that works.

What do all think?

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Comment from isleño on 15 May 2016 at 12:11

Looks good, but the rivers are rather strange!

For some time, I've been meaning to expand the Making Realistic Rivers page in the wiki, but this seemed like a good opportunity to actually go ahead and do it.

http://opengeofiction.net/wiki/index.php/OGF:Making_realistic_rivers

Rivers can be pretty hard... Hope it helps!

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Comment from Sarepava on 15 May 2016 at 13:52

Yes, some of the rivers don't look normal. Water always flows from high to low ground, so you should have the sources in the mountains running either to the sea or to large inland lakes. Rivers never split, only bifurcate (which is within a few miles' land area) and join.

The cities look logically placed near the waterways and the coast.

Economically with so much agriculture I would suggest somewhere like Ukraine or Thailand as a model; so quite developed, but not amongst the richest per capita in the world and with a lot of less developed rural areas. Perhaps an average income of around $20k. Economy will be very dependant on exporting food products and exporting consumer goods.

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Comment from trabantemnaksiezyc on 15 May 2016 at 15:13

Well i have actually a bit different history for Antharia, and i'm working on it country's wiki page.

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Comment from JBstad1 on 15 May 2016 at 17:41

Thanks isleno and Sarepava for your feedback. I do admit that my rivers have a strange look to, and you're right they are very difficult. It's something I been pondering for as long I can muster, the thing I'm really clueless about is my elevations and mountain positions.

I'm getting there, it's just a bit of a process.

Thanks again isleno, I'll have a go at the new tutorial.

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Comment from isleño on 17 May 2016 at 07:38

Good luck with the rivers!

As for history, remember that we can't really write history for countries owned by other people, so trabantemnaksiezyc will of course get to decide the history of Antaria, and Maxwell Black will get to decide the history of Carpathia — but it's a great idea to work on the history together! In the case of Midistland, you may want to connect with the people who were organizing things there to see how the histories of your countries might fit with each other. :-)

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Comment from JBstad1 on 17 May 2016 at 08:27

Thanks a lot isleno. I may update on my country in a couple of weeks. Thanks to all who posted.

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