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Standards for Antigo in 2019

Posted by zhenkang on 27 January 2019 in English (English)

Given the fact that a notable number of users, especially newbies, have decided to come over to Antigo, I decided to write this entry to standardise the different styles of mapping so far in Antigo.

  • First off, urban areas, especially for towns with at least 100 000 inhabitants, are to follow in the style Soviet-style cities, for example Pyongyang, Minsk, Kiev and St. Petersburg. Smaller ones may include Magadan, Murmansk and Vladivostok (A further list can be found here). In other words, instead of small grids seen in America, you have large grids filled with rows of apartments, plazas, industrial areas near the rails etc. The towns and cities needed to be well-planned; most of the cities has been more or less destroyed in various battles between Antigoan and Pretanic forces during the war. Have tramways as well. Additional note; I see railway stations at the central area of the city/town, and industries around it, so if a rail line cuts through it, remember to build any industrial areas.

  • Don't forget to build monuments of the late leaders. They are - J. L. Briarmack and M. P. Briarmack. A few friendship statues may exist, such as one with the then Belphenian leader Sasuke Volkman.

  • The capital city is strictly off-limits for now. I prefer if you want to propose any large changes, such as the road/rail design, you do a design sketch and send the picture via PM or any other means. I know there is a lot of stuff to change in the capital, and I appreciate any efforts in doing so, but please, do not do anything drastic, yet. Send me a proposal of what you are doing as well.

  • Every duchy now has a specific industry, which I intend to model it after the Hunger Games. For those who is currently in a duchy, refer to this. Generally, farms and orchards up north, metals and heavy industry at the southeast, and probably light industries at the southwest (not many plans yet there though).

  • Some users may be in one same duchy, which I did that on purpose, especially on Imanelsotin. I want to see how users will collaborate with one another, and also focus on one duchy only for now; I rather leave the other, larger, duchies to more experienced users.

Other questions many will ask:

  • What are breeding camps? This is really not many will want to know, but ok, they are a form of indoctrination school for many Antigoan children, who are born and raised there. They were built to address Antigo's declining population, which has pretty much been resolved, but now it is used to monitor all Antigoans from a young age.

  • What is the Antigoan language? Honestly, I don't really know. While bhj867 advocate for Native American names, I feel that it is better if you can hybridise these words to German-sounding words. You can also take Arabic words as well. It can be explained by Kalmish explorers which heavily influenced the language. Honestly why I prefer German-sounding words because they have a rather harsher tone which dictators will like to speak with. However, all the roads are to still be in English.

  • Is Antigo still open to all? Yes, especially to newbies who are repeatedly spamming the diary entries for why isn't the admins doing anything. I also welcome experienced users, especially those from Russia, to help in the urban planning for some towns/cities.

  • Is Antigo open for diplomacy? Well, as I said the capital is off-limits, so I am not inviting any more embassies, but I will still be open for consulates in some towns/cities and some discussions on possible ties. At this point, I want to know if there is any communist/socialist dictator ruling in the 20th century?

Comment from Yuanls on 27 January 2019 at 13:31

Agarderia, as you know, was communist from 1945 to 1986. Since it was a small country I don't expect it to interact much with its anyone outside its immediate communist neighbours.

There was, however, a 4 year period (1955-1959) under the presidency of Sullus Hett in which Agarderia turned hardline isolationist and formed ties with more 'ideologically compatible countries' such as Belphenia and Antigo. This isolationism put Agarderia at odds with both its own people and its traditional allies, which culminated in a coup which ended his presidency. Sullus Hett was sent into exile in West Commonia and eventually assassinated in 1966 by the Commonian secret service, possibly on behalf of the Agardirian Government.

This information is on my sandbox page, where most of my 'de facto' history is contained. For all intents and purposes it can be taken as historical, unless it gets overwritten on the main wiki.

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Comment from zhenkang on 27 January 2019 at 14:09

I have considered whether to open any ties with Agarderia, which I could, but probably not so close, maybe besides trade and other stuff.

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Comment from stjur on 27 January 2019 at 22:01

Minsk, Kiev and St. Petersburg are .. "Soviet-style" cities? read this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Urban_planning_in_communist_countries

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Comment from zhenkang on 27 January 2019 at 22:32

Well, err, they have some charactersitics of it, like apartments and also nice urban centres. Anyway, I just want these cities to be used as models for future cities in Antigo.

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Comment from Rustem Pasha on 27 January 2019 at 22:46

I don't think that there are any cities in the world that are directly Soviet-style because they only redesigned existing ones. Maybe there are some exceptions in East Asia but I don't know much about them.

But I can say nice example of Soviet-style mapping can be found in almost entire Warsaw because the city was rebuilt from the scratch after the WW2 or Nowa Huta, part of Cracow which was also built from the scratch.

Also after this dairy entry I must ask did you both (ZK & bhj) established a coherent, final vision of Antigo? I remember that when I started mapping in Kuyak with mostly "Soviet planning" (it's a bad manner which I can't get rid of, see Tarsinar) bhj told me to make the street grid more dense and final creation is like a mix of Soviet planning and North African cities...

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Comment from zhenkang on 28 January 2019 at 12:29

Well, bhj867 seems busy, so I am not sure of his visions for it. But for myself, I just aim that we create a realistic dystopian nation that is out of the way. But what I see Antigo is is as the other North Korea, but is rather theomonic, less emphasis on communism, and wants peaceful separation from Pretany, but has nuclear weapons, human rights abuses and whatnots. I have drawn a concept map for Antigo, which I will show.

I wonder if I should ask you to work on Alam. It is an army base plus where nuclear tests are conducted as well. The main priority, however, is to dismantle the desert sea, which I havent got around to do it yet.

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Comment from Rustem Pasha on 28 January 2019 at 19:49

I may work with Alam but for the next few weeks I will be rather short on time so you will have much time to prepare the framework. If IsleƱo doesn't make his great comeback in these weeks and my territory still won't be moved I would like to draw Alam. It would be nice to think about something Arabic in feel again.

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