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|SW Pennsylvania, USA |
|Founded||June 20th 2010 (as DP) |
August 4th, 2010 (as District)
|Area||10,238 square feet|
|Viceroy||Katherine Regina Salapa|
Shimate (pronounced "SHEE-mah-tay") is a city that is jointly controlled by the Kingdom of Michrenia and the Kingdom of Varina. It was the smallest district of the Republic of Ultamiya other than Gogania during that's nation's lifetime. Founded on June 20th, 2010 but not becoming an official district until August 4th, it was the most tranquil corner of the Republic. Shimate was the only district which has never been threatened by attack, and was the only one to have an unclear boundary.
Prior to Ultamiya's founding, the house in which Shimate was based became a major station of to-be generals Michael and Renee, who had previously gone through a depressing event and could no longer be supported solely by their house. They chose the house as their second base. Now-viceroy Katherine treated them very well and continues to do so today. On March 20th, 2010, when Michael's birthday party was held there, Renee and Michael's friend Jacob hatched a plan to invade Fort Munhall, which never came about and led to Ultamian control of the fort.
Shimate was first thought of on June 20th, when the President, David Salapa, was on a trip to the house of one of his grandmothers. Noting that they might be on board with Ultamiya, he asked them if they approved of becoming a dual-protectorate. Agreeing with him, he then officially approved Shimate as a dual-protectorate. Then, on August 4th, it became an official district along with Fort Munhall.
Shimate remained politically quiet throughout its existence, though with the occasional gathering and practice session of the UAR. The only major event it participated in was the Closer Together project, in which a fabric flag was hung inside its borders on October 7th, 2012. The flag was brought to the Capital again on March 14th, 2013. On March 14th, 2013, the day before the announcement of the dissolution of Ultamiya, the fabric flag was found on the ground. It and the pole were picked up and brought back to the Capital District. On the 27th, when it dissolved, the Kingdom of Michrenia quickly organized the re-annexation of Shimate into its domain. It was then agreed by the governments of Michrenia and the Kingdom of Varina to jointly control the city.
Shimate has an estimated average elevation of 973 feet above sea level, making it the lowest area in the Ultamian Sector. Its lowest point is 971 feet. Shimate directly borders a hill (The Capital District technically did also, however it was separated from said hill by a fence).
The area Shimate occupies is mostly grass-covered, and grows fruit such as apples and mulberries, which are both harvested. There is also a space for gardening which is used by the neighboring house. Cabbage is one vegetable often grown in this space.
It was said that one reason Shimate was found was because of its bountiful fruit trees.
In the official tour video, President Salapa commented that "Shimate is Ultamiya's agricutural district" even though the Capital District actually grew much more food than Shimate did. The video description noted this, however he could have just been comparing Shimate to Fort Munhall rather than the Capital.
Shimate is just a generic Secret language-sounding word that the President came up with. It has no actual meaning whatsoever.
In Michrenia, Shimate is colloquially known as Kathy City.
References and Notes
- Ultamiya News, "Flags Raised at Shimate, Michrenia". October 8th, 2012.
- The Varinian Post, "Varina, Michrenia Enter Military Alliance; Fort Munhall, Shimate Shared". April 6th, 2013.