|Founders||i____7d, Airplaneguy9, mi_aquamarine|
|Air||Damn I wish :( maybe in the future|
|No. of Towns||5|
|Currency||Nansei Yen (NG¥)|
|MPO||Republic of Epsilon|
The Nansei-Gunto Region is a region in the southwest corner of Zeta on the New World. It was founded on 24 March 2020 by i____7d, Airplaneguy9 and mi_aquamarine. Its capital is New Singapore, one of the only community towns on the MRT, where it was voted as capital by all parties.
The name 'Nansei-Gunto' means 'Southwest Archipelago' in Japanese (南西群島). Wenyangans often call the region 'Iziqithi-emazanti', which means 'south islands' in Xhosa.
Beginning of Zeta
The first city to be established in what is now Nansei-Gunto was Kazeshima by i____7d, then Shenghua by mi_aquamarine, then Wenyanga by Airplaneguy9. All these towns were founded within a half hour of each other. Shenghua was the first town to set up a republic, namely the Republic of Shenghua, on the same day, 29 February 2020.
On 22 March 2020, the three mayors met at Kazeshima Town Hall in order to talk about establishing a region, but citizens from the Rep. of Shenghua came to try and prevent talks in order to prevent relationships with the other cities, specifically Wenyanga, who they saw as 'intruders of our culture'. Armed Kazeshima forces as well as other Kazeshima citizens came to fight off the protesters, but the protesters gained more ground into moving towards the Town Hall. In the end, the Peacopolis Army, led by ktkren777, and Sansvikk Armed Forces helped Kazeshima, with Wenyanga's citizens attacking the protesters from behind. The protesters were defeated, and out of the 2000 in the skirmish, 228 were killed with another 1016 injured. This incident, known as the Battle of Kazeshima, lowered diplomatic and trade relationships with the Republic of Shenghua from the rest of the MRT. Despite this, i____7d and mi_aquamarine still wanted to establish a region in order to start a region of peace.
23 March was a day of bloodshed, as little fights between the protesters and the police happened in the three cities. While fights in Kazeshima and Wenyanga stopped later that day, Shenghua experienced violence until the following day. In all, another 32 protesters were killed.
Finally, with armed forces guarding the Town Hall, and to a huge cheering crowd outside, i____7d, mi_aquamarine, and Airplaneguy9 signed the document that officially established the Nansei-Gunto Region. No more violence happened that day or afterward, and the three leaders met several times to discuss topics such as a capital, currency, and leader. mi_aquamarine was sworn in as the new leader of the Nansei-Gunto Region, and Shenghua was made the capital on 29 March 2020.
On 13 April 2020, Wenyanga not only went from the smallest to the largest city in just 10 days, but the first town to receive the [Councillor] rank. Kazeshima received [Councillor] on April 16, just a few days later. Shenghua has seen almost no builds since that date. The two towns getting Councillor were huge achievements for Nansei-Gunto, and put the region on the map for the first time. With the completion of Wenyanga Harbour on April 17, Hummingbird Boat Lines began serving the three islands daily, becoming the first of many domestic transit methods between islands.
However, Wenyanga's building boom ended there, and the city fell into slow building, similar to Shenghua, again., with no infrastructure on the city for many weeks. Kazeshima was an entirely different story altogether, as i____7d rushed to get the booming city to Mayor. New buildings were built, areas zoned, and FLR reigned supreme over the city. Things carried on like this for a few days, however, the three did not expect what happened next.
On 24 April, while Weier was on, he expressed interest in an island south of Kazeshima. Airplane, miaqua and i____7d encouraged him to settle, and on that day, Shahai was founded as Nansei-Gunto's fourth town. However, the first of many Kazeshima territory incidents would occur. While Weier was looking for a spot to start, i____7d told him that he wanted to claim the island first. This resulted in Weier and i____7d splitting up half the island to themselves, which did not go well with Airplaneguy9.
Shahai and Kazeshima were built up fairly quickly, but else nothing happened. Not until May did something huge happen.
- Main article: New Singapore
"It all started with a simple land dispute" - Airplaneguy9, 13 May 2020
On May 12, 2020. i____7d expressed interest in claiming a small sand island east of Wenyanga for his Senator airfield in the future. When Airplaneguy9 found out about this the next day, he sent Wenyangan troops to occupy the zone and declare it a nuclear testing site, and put barbed wire around the border. Nevertheless, soon Peacopolis got involved, then Shenghua, then Pixl, Marisol, and many other towns got involved in the island. While the island is officially called Macece Island, and was declared ownership by neither Kazeshima nor Wenyanga, but to Nansei-Gunto as a whole, it is now known as Grief Island. For half an hour, the island was littered with many wacky designs built by players. All involved decided to rollback the island after two days.
Soon afterwards, impressed at how half the players on at the time were contributing to Grief Island, Airplaneguy9 suggested a community town, which everyone could contribute to. This resulted in 'that could work' reactions from everyone. Determined to test his idea, Airplaneguy9 sent Yellowitcher to scout an island for a new community town. Yellow and Seshpenguin found an island 2000 blocks east of Wenyanga, and Yellow placed the very first block of the new town. As Grief Island died down (to an exasperated i____7d), people were encouraged to start building in Community Town. After thinking that NSG (NanSei-Gunto) meant New Singapore (referring to Lumeva), Airplaneguy9 thought that the town was named New Singapore. When Airplane started referring to the town as New Singapore, everyone else thought that the name was New Singapore too. The name was later confirmed to be New Singapore. After a majority vote of 100%, New Singapore was proclaimed as the new capital of Nansei-Gunto.
The town grew fast, getting a promenade, a marketplace, and even an official Housing and Development Board (mi_aquamarine) and Director of Roads (Yellowitcher, self-proclaimed). However, one issue raised by EliteNeon was the possibility of being denied ranks due to there being no clear mayor. This sparked confusion as to who would be the mayor. Airplaneguy9 proposed elections to the position of Mayor of New Singapore. Despite this, it was agreed that mi_aquamarine would still be Governor of Nansei-Gunto.
At this point, New Singapore grew so fast that it surpassed Wenyanga, Shenghua and Shahai as the second largest town behind Kazeshima. It was now a race between one player, i____7d, and 20 others, to see who could make their cities larger. As of 16 May 2020, Kazeshima is winning.
The rapid success of New Singapore meant that people wanted to settle in Nansei-Gunto. Two cities popped up soon afterward; FiorkG's city of Suncheon and ModernArt and LKRandom's city of St Helena.
As its name suggests, Nansei-Gunto is found in the southwest area of Zeta. It is composed of two islands (Kazeshima and Shenghua) and one coast connected to the mainland (Wenyanga). The region is mostly flat, and consists of Plains (Kazeshima) and Desert (Shenghua) biomes. Wenyanga sits on a beach bordering a Plains biome. The region borders no other regions, but daltdisneyland's town of Santa Abeja borders the region to the northeast, and the border ends at the Savannah biome north of Wenyanga.
The region includes the iceberg field east of Kazeshima, which are known as the Kazekori Ice Fields. They are protected by the Nansei-Gunto government, and it is forbidden to build anything but piers, flags, and signs (block) in the area. The City of Kazeshima sits on a plain, with an oak forest to the east, only claimed by Nansei-Gunto on 25 March. Before, they were no-man's-land. The collective name for the whole island is technically Kazeshima (wind island), but the name 'Kazeshima' is generally used to refer to just the city and not the entire island. Kazeshima contains the Setsuritsu Islets, made of 1 big island (Setsuritsushima) and 6 smaller islets, of which of the 6 islets, only islets 4 and 6 have piers on them, drawing tourists. Kazeshima also contains the Far Islets, an archipelago of 10 islets far apart from each other. They include the Terminal Islets 1-3 and the Far islets 1-7. Terminal Islets 1-3 are near the Kazeshima Ferry Terminal, while 4, 5 and 6 are reserved for a future animal-boat racing field. Islet 7 is the farthest, lying almost 2200 blocks south, in the only warm waters in the region.
The entire island of Shenghua, known as Shenghua-shima, is a completely desert island. There is one small plains area near the southeast coast, but the rest is all desert. It is twice as large as Kazeshima, and many rivers bisect the island. There is a lake, Kazemizumi (wind lake), in the middle of the island. The north section of the island is at some parts less than 100 blocks from the mainland. It is the flattest island, having an average height of 7basl (blocks above sea level).
Politics and Government
Nansei-Gunto is a democracy, and it has been headed by Governor Aquamarine since 29 March 2020. Aquamarine is also the first leader of the Region.
Nansei-Gunto is one of the regions part of the Republic of Epsilon. The three cities all fall under 'Region of Nansei-Gunto' in the RoE's town list. The region, as such, follows the laws of the Republic.
Shenghua's seat is for the Progessive Party, Kazeshima's the Liberals and Wenyanga's the Llama Libertarians. Thus, the region's ruling party is listed as 'Mixed' in the official list of states.
Nansei-Gunto's military is mostly headquartered in Shenghua, the capital. The navy is headquarted in Kazeshima.
Nansei-Gunto is spilt into three different regions, with a total population of 31,754 as of 29 April 2020. A consensus takes place on the 29th of every month, except for February, which is done on the 28th regardless of leap year status to keep consistency.
Nansei-Gunto has a stable and strong capitalist-based economy, with a total budget of around MRT$1,936.09 as of 29 March 2020. (WIP)
|New Singapore (Capital)||TBE (to be elected)||[Unranked]|
|St Helena||ModernArt and LKRandom||[Unranked]|
While there are not a lot of roads in the region, there are plans to build a road connecting Shenghua with Wenyanga, and to the mainline MRT highway system. Wenyanga and Kazeshima are the only provinces that drives on the left-hand side of the road.
FLR-Kazeshima serves Kazeshima. Kazeshima has its own rail service, and there are plans for a 'Nansei Shinkansen' to link up the islands. A metro service is also planned in New Singapore.
Hummingbird Boat Lines serve the original three islands. Kazeshima also has Windferry service between the mainland and the Far Islets, and from the Harbour to Wenyanga, Shenghua and Suncheon
While one cannot reach Nansei-Gunto by air, each planned airport in the region will be owned by the Ukubhabha Airports Company. The region is raising funds for a state-owned regional airline called 'KazeAir'. The LCC is also planning to run between Shenghua and Kazeshima