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Mikhail walked out of his palace doors, looking at workers moving boxes into trucks for transport to Pakistan. He walked down the magnificent walkway that lead to the palace doors, passing the statues of the KaiserMelechs who came before him. He reached his statue and paused at it. He looked to his left, and saw his ancestors, and looked to the right and saw hundreds of blank podiums. "Not the last of the old," he said to himself, "the first of the new." Mikhail walked out from the palace gates, and entered Dragonisia. "It's strange," Mikhail thought to himself, "a few days ago, I was ruler of these lands, now I'm a foreigner." A car arrived to take Mikhail and Rania to the airport, where they boarded a small jet that would take them to Pakistan. After hours of flying, the small jet set down on a dirt runway that was quickly made for the occasion. The two stepped out of the plane and climbed to the top of a small hill. They looked out over the plain, and saw herds of Ibex and markhor running across the landscape, while other animals were gathered around small watering holes.

Rania looked out over the empty landscape. "Do you think it was really worth it?"

"Yeah," Mikhail said, smiling while holding Rania close, "I think it was."

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The captain of a remaining Dragonisian Engineer regiment that hadn't left the area yet walked up and saluted the Kaiser. "By orders of the Chairman Maelstrom Vortex, we are under your command for the next 2-5 years and have with us approximately 20 billion in development aid. Where would you like us to start work?"

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The captain of a remaining Dragonisian Engineer regiment that hadn't left the area yet walked up and saluted the Kaiser. "By orders of the Chairman Maelstrom Vortex, we are under your command for the next 2-5 years and have with us approximately 20 billion in development aid. Where would you like us to start work?"

Mikhail saluted back. "The first thing we need is a proper land survey performed," he said, "If we could get any topographical maps you have, that would be most helpful. We have aircraft in the skies looking for areas that may be of intrest to us. You will be working with the civilian geologists, who will be testing the ground and what's underneath it for solid bedrock." He points to another group of Dragonisian solders. "You men will be working with the 223rd Engineering regiment, under Colonel Bly, and the 224th Demolition regiment, under Captain Cody. The first thing we need to do is build a railroad out from the port into the interior of the country. Let's get to work!"

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One of them handed him some maps, "Due to some recent skirmishes in the area.. we already have the topographical maps you need." He continued, "We'll start sonar soundings for bedrock.. we expect this terrain being as rugged as it is and so near the Indian/Asian plate convergence that we'll get plenty of rock."

Another with the other squad saluted, "Lets roll out men, we have tracks to lay!" He barked.

"Aye aye.." They all stated.

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After several days, the engineers delivered their report to Mikhail.

The bedrock in the area is relatively near the surface, ranging between depths of 40 to 130 feet below the surface. The rock is of sufficient thickness to support skyscrapers and other neccessary city infra and superstructure. The river system supports a gentle flow, and provides a deep enough draft to allow the region to serve as a river port.

Mikhail took the note, folded it and put it in his pocket. He turned around to the people who were standing behind him. "Alright," he said, "let's build a country!"

Mikhail sent Chairman Vortex a message:

Chairman,

We have discovered a spot that we believe will be suitable to build our capital. We are begining to move enormous amounts of cargo from India into Pakistan, and we were hoping to aquire permission to use Dragonisian roads to help move cargo. We are planning to move military equipment, but the convoys will be well guarded in order to insure the safety of your people.

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OOC: I'm turning this thread into the construction thread for my new cities.

IC: At the moment, Mietonka (formerly Karachi) was being used as the seat of government for Marscurian Pakistan. However, the city was designed to be a city of commerce, and lacked proper government facilities. A large amount of growth has happened to the east and west sides of the city. The western area has been given the name Mietonka, the eastern area has been named Bin Qasim, and Karachi has had its name restored.

Each city will have its own mayor, port, and city laws. However, due to the relative closeness of the cities, they will share the following services:

-Police: The cities will share a police force, called the Tri-Cities Police Department

-Maintenance: Tri-City Public Works will manage roads, pipes and other vital infrastructure for the cities

-Transportation: Tri-Cities Metro Transport will manage mass transit. Light rail will be heavily utilized in the newer Mietonka and Bin Qasim, while Natural Gas and Biodiesal buses will be used in the more developed Karachi.

The ports for the cities will be specialized for certain cargo.

The Port of Karachi will be utilized for bulk cargo. This includes grain, iron ore, coal, roll-on/roll-off, and specialty cargo such as heavy machinery.

The Port of Mietonka will be dedicated to container shipping.

The Port of Bin Qasim will be utilized for liquid shipping, such as petroleum, liquid natural gas, and chemicals.

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Work on the tri-cities area is progressing quickly. The ports are all developed to the point where they have partial functionability. However, it isn't only the coastal regions that are in development, the entire country is progressing.

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At the port of Mietonka, the first cargo quay has opened to ships. Three more will follow it, and the areas still under construction are designed to fit even larger ships. Container Area 1 is designed for smaller ships and cargo barges that move inland by the Indus River.

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This is the Port Authority building for the port of Mietonka. The 31 story tower is currently the tallest building in the City of Mietonka and all of Marscurian Pakistan.

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The port of Karachi is now fully a bulk cargo port. Ships carrying coal, iron ore, grains, cars and other specialty cargo.

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On some of the old port land, the new Karachi Port Authority building was built.

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The liquid natural gas terminal at the port of Bin Qasim has recently opened, allowing our natural gas to be exported around the world. In the near future, the port will contain facilities for handling petroleum and chemicals.

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The Bin Qasim Port Authority building has also recently been finished. Slightly shorter than the building in Mietonka, this tower is still the tallest in Bin Qasim.

Outside of the Tri-Cities, many infrastructure projects are in the works.

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Train tracks heading North are constantly being expanded. In several weeks, the tracks will reach Marscury to aid in its construction.

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A highway heading north is also under construction and rapidly growing.

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With the railroad still under construction, and little more than a dirt road heading north, most supplies to the Marscury construction site have been moved by barge up the Indus River. Here, a barge carries pipes and a crane to the site.

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The large amount of construction is being kept at a steady pace. The massive concrete factories and steel foundries are working at full capacity to produce enough material for all the projects.

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In Marscury, dispite the slow pace, the imperial palace is almost complete. Designed to be an exact replica of the old palace, the new palace is slightly smaller in a sign of respect for the old empire.

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Due to around-the-clock construction and the use of large machinery, the train tracks are now a mere 100 miles from Marscury. By the end of next week, the tracks should be on the outskirts of the city and delivering construction materal to the city-wide building site.

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The highway however, is taking a much longer time than expected. The highway will take several weeks until it reaches the new city. When finished, it will carry a large amount of goods and people into the city.

All three Tri-city ports are completed, and a large ceremony was held at the waterfront today, with the Sultan (OOC: yes, Mikhail is Sultan of Marscurian Pakistan) making a personal appearance. The first ship to enter the new port was a supertanker carrying diesel fuel.

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Today, the railroad has finally reached Marscury! Before the final track section was layed into place, the workers decided to break into song about how much they love their country. They named their song, "Boom De Ada."

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We love the mountains!

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We love the clear blue sky!

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We love our railroad!

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We love when falcons fly!

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We love our country, and all its sights and sounds.

Boom De Ada

Boom De Ada

Boom De Ada

Boom De Ada

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We love the ocean!

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We love when markhor duel!

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We love to go fast!

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We love a precious jewel!

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We love our country, and all its craziness!

Boom De Ada

Boom De Ada

Boom De Ada

Boom De Ada

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We love the army.

They are amazing guys.

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We love the air force,

Off fighting in the skies.

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We love this whole land, it's such a brilliant place!

Boom De Ada

Boom De Ada

Boom De Ada

Boom De Ada

Boom De Ada

Boom De Ada

Boom De Ada

Boom De Ada

Clearly amused with the antics, the Sultan has decided to give the men extra pay for the week. Despite this little show, the full ceremony will be held tomorrow.

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The Kingdom of Cochin would like to know if Marscurian Pakistan would allow a naval task force to pay a port visit to Karachi. It could lead to better relations between our two nations.

The Marine Task Force 18 had gone to Somal as part of our trade negotiations and is now returning to Dragonisia. The task force is comprised of 17 surface ships and 4 submarines commanded by the helicopter carrier, CNS Rokosovsky (H02).

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The Kingdom of Cochin would like to know if Marscurian Pakistan would allow a naval task force to pay a port visit to Karachi. It could lead to better relations between our two nations.

The Marine Task Force 18 had gone to Somal as part of our trade negotiations and is now returning to Dragonisia. The task force is comprised of 17 surface ships and 4 submarines commanded by the helicopter carrier, CNS Rokosovsky (H02).

Of course. You can visit all 3 ports if you like.

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Today, the rail line from the TriCities finally reached Marscury. In a ceremony in which the Sultan himself helped to lay the final rail section, the railroad was connected with the new bridge over the Indus River, leading onto the peninsula where Marscury is being built.

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The Marscury Rail Bridge over the Indus River.

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At the conclusion of the ceremony, a fireworks display was performed. The fireworks were in the colors of the Marscurian Pakistan flag.

While the day was a day for celebration, much work still lays ahead. The highway leading to the city is still dozens of miles away, and the vast majority of the city itself is still under construction. The next major building project for Marscury is the building of the highway bridge over the Indus River. The bridge is designed to be a suspension bridge, with a length over 1,000 feet, and a main span of 625 feet.

OOC: Post #1,000! :awesome:

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