Aenopian Potawatomi

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Aenopian Potawatomi
—  Territory of Aenopia  —

Flag
Anthem: "Gustav Holst- Jupiter" (orchestral)
Annexation from United States 1 December 2020
Government
 - Emperor Emperor Logan I of Aenopia
 - Governor
Area
 - Total 0.229606 km2 (0.1 sq mi)
 - Land 0.088651 km2 (0 sq mi)
 - Water 0 km2 (0 sq mi)  0%%
Elevation 133 m (436 ft)
Time zone AMT (Aenopian Mean Time) (UTC+100 Minutes)

Aenopian Potawatomi, also known as the Overseas Territory of Aenopian Potawatomi,[a] is a territory located within the Empire of Aenopia, comprised of a small section of forest next to the Des Plaines River in the state of Illinois. Aenopian Potawatomi was officially annexed by Aenopia on 1 December 2020 as part of a program led by the Des Plaines Union which offered parcels of land located next to the Des Plaines River to select nations. As of 1 December 2020 Aenopian Potawatomi is the only Aenopian territory located outside of the United Kingdom and the only located within the United States.

As the territory is unpopulated, Aenopian Potawatomi has only one settlement in the form of the port of Rocinante-upon-Afon. Aenopian Potawatomi is represented in Y Senedd by 1 seat however has provisions for a regional council with up to 5 seats.

Etymology

The name Aenopian Potawatomi originates from the name of the Native American people of the Great Plains, upper Mississippi River, and western Great Lakes region. This itself is derived from the Ojibwe Boodewaadamii(g) (syncoped in the Ottawa as Boodewaadmii(g)). The name Potawatomi is a translation of the Ojibwe word “potawatomink” meaning “people of the place of fire.” In their own language, the Potawatomi refer to themselves as the Nishnabek or “people.”[1]

'Aenopian Potawatomian' is the official demonym used to describe something belonging to Aenopian Potawatomi, this is also the demonym for someone from Aenopian Potawatomi. This is not to be confused with Potawatomian, which may be used to refer to something belonging to or someone from the Potawatomi Tribe.

History

Map of land offered under DPU special land plots program.

Pre-history

During the early part of the Paleozoic Era, the area that would become Aenopian Potawatomi was submerged beneath a shallow sea and located near the Equator. Diverse marine life lived at this time, including trilobites, brachiopods, and crinoids. During the Pleistocene Epoch which lasted from about 2,580,000 to 11,700 years ago,[2] vast ice sheets covered much of Illinois and Aenopian Potawatomi.

Before being annexed by the Empire of Aenopia on 1 December 2020, Aenopian Potawatomi was formerly a part of Cook County, Illinois. Cook County was created on 15 January 1831, out of Putnam County by an act of the Illinois General Assembly. It was the 54th county established in Illinois and was named after Daniel Cook, one of the earliest and youngest statesmen in Illinois history.

Annexation

The territory of Aenopian Potawatomi was originally presented to the micronational community under the DPU Special Lands Plots program under the initial designation of no. 8 on 23 November 2020. Under this program, 11 plots of land were presented for nations to apply for. Applications would be reviewed by the Des Plaines Union before being formally assigned to the applying nation. This project was run by Cole Baird of the Federal Union of Wegmat. An application for the plot of land was submitted by the Aenopian Government on 24 November 2020, with the plot being awarded to Aenopia on 1 December 2020. The territory of Aenopian Potawatomi was formally annexed under the 6th Territory Act the same day.[3][4]

Geography

Aenopian Potawatomi is bordered by Grand Principality of Begon to the south-west and Monmark to the south, People's Union of Chaveleir Socialists to the east and Bonumland to the north-west whilst an unoccupied plot of land lies to the south. Aenopian Potawatomi is also located nearby to People's Republic of Ponderosa Hills to the north, People's Republic of Tesforia, Kingdom of Brienia and Saspearian to the south-west, and Socialist State of Paloma and Directive of Misberia to the south. Aenopian Potawatomi sits on the Des Plaines river and primarily consists of forest.

Wildlife in Aenopian Potawatomi is diverse, primarily consisting of birds such as blue herons, cranes, woodpeckers and peregrine falcons. Other wildlife include bass, catfish, sunfish,[5] beavers, bobcats, chipmunks, coyotes, deer, foxes, muskrats, and dragonfly.

Climate

Climate data for Aenopian Potawatomi, 1981–2010 normals, extremes 1928–present
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 67
(19.4)
75
(23.9)
86
(30)
92
(33.3)
102
(38.9)
107
(41.7)
109
(42.8)
104
(40)
102
(38.9)
94
(34.4)
81
(27.2)
72
(22.2)
Average high °F (°C) 31.5
(-0.28)
35.8
(2.11)
46.8
(8.22)
59.2
(15.11)
70.2
(21.22)
79.9
(26.61)
84.2
(29)
82.1
(27.83)
75.3
(24.06)
62.8
(17.11)
48.6
(9.22)
35.3
(1.83)
59.4
(15.22)
Daily mean °F (°C) 24.9
(-3.94)
28.8
(-1.78)
38.9
(3.83)
50.5
(10.28)
60.9
(16.06)
71.0
(21.67)
75.9
(24.39)
74.2
(23.44)
66.4
(19.11)
54.3
(12.39)
41.6
(5.33)
29.0
(-1.67)
51.5
(10.83)
Average low °F (°C) 18.2
(-7.67)
21.7
(-5.72)
30.9
(-0.61)
41.7
(5.39)
51.6
(10.89)
62.1
(16.72)
67.5
(19.72)
66.2
(19)
57.5
(14.17)
45.7
(7.61)
34.5
(1.39)
22.7
(-5.17)
43.5
(6.39)
Record low °F (°C) −25
(-31.7)
−20
(-28.9)
−7
(-21.7)
10
(-12.2)
28
(-2.2)
35
(1.7)
46
(7.8)
43
(6.1)
29
(-1.7)
20
(-6.7)
−3
(-19.4)
−20
(-28.9)
-25
(-31.7)
Average Precipitation inches (mm) 2.06
(52.3)
1.94
(49.3)
2.72
(69.1)
3.64
(92.5)
4.13
(104.9)
4.06
(103.1)
4.01
(101.9)
3.99
(101.3)
3.31
(84.1)
3.24
(82.3)
3.42
(86.9)
2.57
(65.3)
39.09
(992.9)
Average Snowfall inches (cm) 11.5
(29.2)
9.1
(23.1)
5.4
(13.7)
1.0
(2.5)
trace 0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0.1
(0.3)
1.3
(3.3)
8.7
(22.1)
37.1
(94.2)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.01 in) 10.7 8.8 11.2 11.1 11.4 10.3 9.9 9.0 8.2 10.2 11.2 11.1 123.1
Average snowy days (≥ 0.1 in) 8.1 5.5 3.8 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 0.1 1.8 6.7 26.7
Source: NOAA [6]

Transportation

Map of distances between rail connections to Aenopian Potawatomi.

Rail

Aenopian Potawatomi is located approximately 1 mile (1.6km) from Rosemont station (CTA) on the Chicago "L" rapid transit system. and 0.93 miles (1.5km) from Schiller Park station on the North Central Line with services operated by Metra. Rosemont station (CTA) is located on the Blue Line (CTA) and is located approximately (2.18km) from O'Hare station which acts as the terminus of the line. Trains are scheduled to depart from Rosemont every 2–7 minutes during rush-hour periods, and typically take about 36 minutes to travel to the Loop.

Schiller Park station is located on the North Central Commuter line and serves the village of Schiller Park, Illinois.[7] The station is 17.4 miles (28.0 km) away from Chicago Union Station, the southern terminus of the line.[8]

Aviation

Aenopian Potawatomi is located approximately 2.25 miles (4.1km) from O'Hare International Airport however is located only 1.37 miles (2.2km) from the end of runway 28R. O'Hare International Airport has approximately 568 daily direct flights to 154 U.S. cities and approximately 45 daily direct flights to 38 international destinations, as of September 2020.[9] Services are operated by a total of 51 airlines consisting of a mix between domestic and international routes.[10][11]

Culture

Aenopian culture primarily follows the basic principles of the Western culture due to its geographical location in the world and subsequently, its population. Some Christian holidays which have become embedded into Western society (Christmas, Easter, etc.) are recognised and celebrated by the population as National Holidays. Aenopian Potawatomi also adheres to these principles as a territory of Aenopia.

Languages

English is the most commonly spoken language in Aenopia and the only language used on a daily basis for communication; it is the only language used for government and diplomatic business, although Welsh is rarely used for more ceremonial occasions and is featured as a secondary language on numerous Aenopian documents and treaties. Aenopia also ceremoniously recognises Welsh as a national language.

See Also

Empire of Aenopia
Federal Union of Wegmat

Notes

  1. Referred to as an Ovserseas Territory due to its isolation in comparison to other Aenopian territories.

References

  1. Legends of America. ""The Potawatomi Tribe – Legends of America"". Archived from the original on 20 December 2020.
  2. "Major Divisions". Subcommission on Quaternary Stratigraphy. International Commission on Stratigraphy. Retrieved 25 September 2019.
  3. Aenopian Hour. ""Aenopia reaches new world; 6th territory annexed"". Archived from the original on 20 December 2020.
  4. Aenopian Government. ""6th Territory Act"". Archived from the original on 20 December 2020.
  5. "Des Plaines River". Illinois Department of Natural Resources. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  6. "Station Name: IL CHICAGO MIDWAY AP". National Climatic Data Center. Retrieved 2013-03-12.
  7. Metra rail. ""Sciller Park"". Archived from the original on 19 December 2020.
  8. Metra Railfan Tips - North Central Service
  9. Fly Chicago. ""Non Stop service"". Archived from the original on 19 December 2020.
  10. Fly Chicago. ""INTLnonstops"" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 December 2020.
  11. Fly Chicago. ""DOMnonstops"" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 December 2020.