Naples & Machias

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Grand Duchy of Misberia
Grahnd Duchie of ßrian
ᚷᚱᚨᚺᚾᛞ ᛞᚢᚲᚺᛁᛖ ᛟᚠ ßᚱᛁᚨᚾ
Misberia Flag.png
Flag
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National Arms
Motto: Life is but a sapling
Anthem: A Trip to The Grand Banks
CapitalUnannounced
Largest citySongo
Official languagesEnglish, Norwegian, Arabic, French, Misberian
DemonymMisberian
GovernmentTechnocracy
• Grand Duke
Archie Birch
• Witapal
Thomas Bainbridge
• Advisor
Maria Birch
LegislatureUnicaramel
National Witapal Advisory Council
Independence from United States
• Misberian Independence
April 15th 2015
• Reformed
November 23rd 2018
• Union Established
July 6th 2019
• Union Dissolved
March 5th 2020
Population
• 2020 estimate
74
GDP (nominal)estimate
• Total
Unknown
CurrencyNES Confier
Time zoneUTC-4:00
Date formatdd-mm-yyyy (Songolese Calendar)
Drives on theright
Patron saintUndeclared

Cities of Misberia

Songo:

The capital city of the Kingdom of Misberia and the federal government of the United Kingdoms of Misberia and Caloudonum is located in Naples Maine. It is lead by one of the founders Jane Hathaway. The city was established November 20th 2018 after the Mistakian Timberian Federation was founded. The city is the most populous of all of the nation with a population of 15. The town has recently changed its name to Songo for the river near the town.

Machias:

Machias is a town which will not be officially claimed and founded until August 20th 2020, when Czar Archie Birch moves to the town for University to study Secondary Education, Forestry and History. The town is planned on becoming the central location for new local citizens and land claims in the Kingdom of Misberia. The town is located right on the coast and will be the location of the Kingdom of Hrafnarfjall embassy in Misberia as well as the Crown Colony of Machias, which Prince Archie Birch shall be protecting and laying claim for.

History

Founding:

The town was founded on November 20th 2018 when Jane Hathaway after Jane joined Mistak right before the Mistakian-Timberian Treaty went into effect. The town started small with just Jane and three citizens but after a campaign of flyers many other like minded interested people got involved.

Modern Era:

During the troubled eras and uncertain times the region has always been known for keeping its composure and remaining steadfast in what they are doing even when the federal government is in disrepair. The region is now prospering and a place where change is demanded and respected and has vast say in the federal government as the Federal government is located in the region.

Culture:

Overview:

The culture of the Downeast and Southern regions of Maine comprises a shared heritage and culture primarily shaped by its indigenous peoples, early English colonists, and waves of immigration from Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas. In contrast to other American regions, many of New England's earliest Puritan settlers came from eastern England, contributing to New England's distinctive accents, foods, customs, and social structures.

Social Actives:

In much of rural northern New England, particularly Maine, Acadian and Québécois culture are included in music and dance. Contra dancing and country square dancing are popular throughout Maine, usually backed by live Irish, Acadian, or other folk music. Town government and outdoor based activities are more typical social activities.

Accents:

Maine English often features phonetic change or phonological change of certain characteristics. One such characteristic is that, like in all traditional Eastern New England English, Maine English pronounces the "r" sound only when it comes before a vowel, but not before a consonant or in any final position. For example, "car" may sound to listeners like "cah" and "Mainer" like "Mainah."

Also, as in much New England English, the final "-ing" ending in multi-syllable words sounds more like "-in," for example, in stopping [ˈstɑpɪn] and starting [ˈstäʔɪn].

The Maine accent follows the pronunciation of Eastern New England English, with the following additional features:

  • /ɜr/ before a consonant is [ɜ~ɛ].
  • Single-syllable words ending a vowel followed by /r/ (such as /ɪr, eɪr, oʊr/) sometimes become two syllables and the /r/ is turned in to a schwa. That includes /ɪr/ as in here [ˈhɪ(j)ə] (listen), /eɪr/ as in thereðeɪ(j)ə] (listen), and (as mentioned above) /oʊr/ as in more [ˈmoʊ(w)ə] (listen).
    Clam Chowder
    • /ɔr/ is [ɒə] in words like horse ([hɒəs] "hoss"), war ([wɒə] "waw"), north ([nɒəθ] "nawth"), or porch ([pɒətʃ] "pawch").
    • /oʊr/ is [ˈoʊ(w)ə] in words like hoarse ([ˈhoʊ(w)əs] "hoe-us"), wore ([ˈwoʊ(w)ə] "whoa-uh"), more ([ˈmoʊ(w)ə] "mow-uh"), or shore ([ˈʃoʊ(w)ə] "show-uh").
  • Many speakers also produce a dipping tone when they pronounce the extended word; they lower their tone for the first syllable and raise it for the second syllable. The phrase "You can't get there from here," coined in an episode of the mid-1900s humor stories collection Bert & I, is a quintessential example of the principle of syllable extension.

Food:

Many of the first European colonists of Maine had a maritime orientation toward whaling (first noted about 1650) and fishing, in addition to farming. Maine has developed a distinct cuisine, dialect, architecture, and government. Maine cuisine has a reputation for its emphasis on seafood and dairy; clam chowder, lobster, and other products of the sea are among some of the state's most popular foods.

Religion:

Maine and the Downeast region of Maine are known for being mostly irreligious.

Programs

Sister Cities:

Machias is currently partaking in the GUM Sister Cities project. with the following cities and nations,


Sister Cities not apart of the GUM program include,

Atlium Reino de Atlia, partnered with Naples

Lake City, Somcowian Federation, Partnered with Machias

References:

Maine Accent: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maine_accent