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APPROVED: Republic of Marquette (République de Marquette)

Post by mayorm on 5th December 2011, 21:26

Before I start my application, I would like to thank all of you for taking the time to view it. Also my history is structured so I could incorporate my SC4 region into the new country.


Marquette Flag

The blue side represents the many rivers, and Lake Canada the largest lake in the country. The Green side represents the land and wildlife that is so important to the country. The Golden Dragon represents strength and power, and determination.


The Marquette Coat of Arms

History:
The Republic of Marquette was formed after long discussions by politicians from the country's main population center the Quad Cities Metro Area, and the U.S. Government. After much deliberation the U.S. decided to grant independence to the metro area, but also gave up land around it. Shortly after independence was gained in 2010, the new country set in motion its government, as well as its small military to defend itself. This year the country has been seeking to broaden its trading partners with countries other than the U.S. and Canada, and has decided to apply for AIN membership to help meet that goal.

Below is a map of AIN with the Republic of Marquette drawn in and circled:


Government:
The government is currently set up as a Parliamentary Republic and is based out of the capital city of New Chatham. Currently Parliament is split equally with 25 seats held by the MCP (Marquette Conservative Party) and the other 25 seats held by members of the MNLP (Marquette National Liberal Party), making up the total of 50 seats. Although other partys are allowed in Parliament none were presented during election time last year. Prime Minister Louie Marc Boudreau was elected after his 5 tenure as mayor of Ste. Frederic.


Marquette Parliament Building on the bank of the Chatham River

The Marquette Supreme Court hears all cases that escalate to a national level, and also oversees the actions of Parliament to make sure their decisions are within the limits of the Marquette Doctrine signed two days after the country's independence. The old Chateau de Claremont was recently converted into the Supreme Court building.


The Marquette Supreme Court building and the beautiful grounds around it

Demographics:
The country has a population of roughly 2.6 million. Made up of 68% English speaking and 30% French speaking citizens, with another 2% of other languages. The country covers about 650 square miles, however 90% of the population resides in the Quad Cities Metro Area. Major population centers are as follows:

New Chatham: 500,000
Port Charlotte: 400,000
Renior: 350,000
Kane River: 300,000
Ste. Frederic: 200,000
White Water: 55,000

Ste. Frederic is the only city among that list located outside of the Quad Cities Metro Area.

Economy:
Marquette has a growing economy which is still recovering from a recession that caused many to lose their jobs, and widespread abandonment. However revitalisation projects have transformed the urban landscape cutting all abandonded buildings nearly 65%. In fact unemployment is at its lowest, near 2.6%, and manufacturing jobs have risen substantially. Major exports include petroleum products, chemicals, and timber.


I will add more game pictures soon


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Re: APPROVED: Republic of Marquette (République de Marquette)

Post by will on 5th December 2011, 21:45

I see this as being able to go pretty far Smile I see you've got the stats side down pretty good Smile
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Re: APPROVED: Republic of Marquette (République de Marquette)

Post by SmartbyLaw on 5th December 2011, 22:37

Mind if I ask where the info is? Like National Anthem, Name, GDP, and other things.

Also if you have skype, I would be glad to invite you to the Union Room Laugh
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Re: APPROVED: Republic of Marquette (République de Marquette)

Post by mayorm on 5th December 2011, 22:47

will- Thank you, the facts above were part of my final draft, (I actually spent more time drafting this than my last research paper LOL)
Smartbylaw- I don't have skype but thank you for the invitation, also I will be throwing up the overall info as soon as the Economics Division finishes calculating last years GDP Wink
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Re: APPROVED: Republic of Marquette (République de Marquette)

Post by SmartbyLaw on 5th December 2011, 22:56

I think you should get Skype, it gets fun on there Laugh and look forward to the information Smile
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Re: APPROVED: Republic of Marquette (République de Marquette)

Post by will on 5th December 2011, 23:05

Skype's no big deal, I'm not on it Smile
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Re: APPROVED: Republic of Marquette (République de Marquette)

Post by ForthWall on 6th December 2011, 00:44

Skype is not a big deal, anyway you are on ST chat

Nice application so far Smile
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Post by SmartbyLaw on 6th December 2011, 02:11

Skype is still fun...
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Re: APPROVED: Republic of Marquette (République de Marquette)

Post by mayorm on 6th December 2011, 03:51

Smartbylaw- Skype is not for me right now Smile
Will- I agree, thanks Smile
Forthwall- Yes I can be found hanging around in there sometimes, also thank you, I'm glad you like what I have.

Here is the National Facts List:


Nation Name (Longest Official Form): Republic of Marquette (Republique de Marquette in French)
Nation Name (Native Form): Marquette
National Anthem: Marquette My Home
National Motto: Sovereignty is key to survival

Capital: New Chatham
Government: Parliamentary Republic
Head(s) of State: Louie Marc Boudreau
Offical Language(s): English and French
Population: 2.6 million
Area: 650 sq. miles
Climate: Temperate
GDP ($ - Per Capita): $95,249
HDI: 0.836
Drives on the: Right
Internet TLD: .rm
Telephone Code: +341

Again I'll have more pictures soon Smile
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Re: APPROVED: Republic of Marquette (République de Marquette)

Post by ForthWall on 6th December 2011, 04:25

That's an interesting GDP you have there, like something between Lichtenstein and Luxembourg
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Re: APPROVED: Republic of Marquette (République de Marquette)

Post by Thomas on 6th December 2011, 16:48

Welcome to the AIN, and firstly thank you for applying. It's great to see a new member joining.

I'd like to start on a positive note by saying how I like your images and nation idea. I think this country has a lot of potential. However, your economic ideas seem to be a bit conflicting. You've said you had a deep recession (realistic, might I add) but then your unemployment is now at a record low and you seem to have a quick fix. I think realistically, that might need to be resolved but it is only a small thing.

As soon as you've got the rest of the necessary images then administrators will post the checklist for you so that it can go to voting/be improved further. Once again, thank you for applying and I look forward to the rest of your application.

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Re: APPROVED: Republic of Marquette (République de Marquette)

Post by mayorm on 7th December 2011, 00:00

Forthwall- Thank you, I had some help from wikipedia getting the GDP Wink
Thomas- Thank you, I'm glad you think I have potential with this. Also the economy facts are a bit confusing now that I look at them again. I'll be sure to clean it up a little and make it more consistent. Smile

I am trying to show my mix of maxis and custom content in these pictures, note that with this application, my cities are transforming more and more from maxis to custom content. Now then how about some pictures from around the country:


Part of Downtown Renior

I apologize for the two double trees, I have taken care of that Smile


The Parc des saints (Park of the Saints) in Renior


The new M14 Beltway around the Quad Cities


St. Anica's Church in the rural town of Apple Grove


The renamed National Theatre in the Nyhaven District of New Chatham


Port Charlotte Harbor Centre, and the Stadium at Harborside home to the Port Charlotte Green Sox of the SLB

The Bell building is also seen in the picture above


A shopping center in Heilman Forest


Renior West Shopping Centre, the largest in the country

I have some more things around the mall to help blend the CC and maxis together better.


I just like this picture, Northern Electric Field home to ILB Blue Mountain Bears

If you would like to see more pictures, let me know and I will throw up some more, trust me I have many, and my picture taking/ CC use is getting better Smile
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Re: APPROVED: Republic of Marquette (République de Marquette)

Post by ForthWall on 7th December 2011, 00:50

Love the farm, I think you should add some seawalls still
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Re: APPROVED: Republic of Marquette (République de Marquette)

Post by Edge on 7th December 2011, 02:28

Welcome Mayorm!!

I will say one to thing to first off; you are much better than when I first applied to AIN back in 2009. We used to accept new members a lot all the time, but I think in the recent past we have gotten some people that use almost all custom content in their CJs. Personally, most of my CJs were probably mostly Maxis, also.

You're a well established CJer on Simtropolis, and always bring a unique style of gameplay to the table. If I'm not mistaken, I think you were even nominated for a Trixie last year, but I can't quite remember.

Either way, you're quite dedicated, not to mention an all-around great guy to talk to and interact with. You definitely have my vote for admission.

I remember in 2009 when I was getting pretty discourage by all the nay-sayers, but then Peter came in and encouraged me, and I felt a lot more confident. Smile

So, Mayorm, in the words of Peter, a legendary AIN member:

"We need people who love playing sim city, have experience in other unions, love to participate in union activities. I've seen your commitment in simtropolis, simsports and I think you would make a great addition to our community. My answer is YES!" Party!
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Re: APPROVED: Republic of Marquette (République de Marquette)

Post by SmartbyLaw on 7th December 2011, 02:48

I believe the require number of pictures are up, now we just need to wait for an admin Smile
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Re: APPROVED: Republic of Marquette (République de Marquette)

Post by mayorm on 7th December 2011, 06:13

Forthwall- Thank you, its maxis content but that is one of my favorite maxis things Smile Also I'm looking at various seawalls to see which ones would work best for me.
Edge- Thank you, I'm glad I gave AIN another shot, (I withdrew my first application a few years ago because I got discouraged.) Also it makes me happy to hear how much you enjoy my CJs and city building styles, and if I was nominated for a Trixie please find the link for me to see it Smile because I don't believe I have reached that good of quality yet. Also I signed up a few years ago for the AUS but that never got off the ground so I will do my best to keep my AIN activity up.
Smartbylaw- I agree, I'm getting anxious to see if my work will pass for the high standard that all AIN members have. Laugh

While I'm posting, I might as well show off my (personal best picture editing):


Two QCTA Metro Trains cross the East Muddy River in Renior
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Re: APPROVED: Republic of Marquette (République de Marquette)

Post by Daniel on 7th December 2011, 11:33

As far as I'm concerned it's a yes. The admins are currently working on a major project, so that explains why they've taken a while to get here. Rest assured, though, from what I've seen it will be a mere formality and we'll see you here as a member in no time flat.
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Re: APPROVED: Republic of Marquette (République de Marquette)

Post by Thomas on 7th December 2011, 18:16

I'm a bit busy for a full-on application checklist, but from what I can see it's all good to me. We're changing the application guidelines anyway, so you'd get in either way.

Voting is now open - thank you for the pictures and the swift responses too. Smile

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Re: APPROVED: Republic of Marquette (République de Marquette)

Post by will on 7th December 2011, 19:17

Besides the thread now having my nation's name, I'm fine with it Cheeky/Razz
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Post by mayorm on 7th December 2011, 19:59

I changed the name of the thread back to The Republic of Marquette (Republique de Marquette). I don't know why it switched names?

Daniel- Thank you
Thomas- Thank you, I always try to reply quickly to comments on things like this Smile Thanks for opening the voting
Will- I don't know why the thread name changed, but I'm honored it was changed to such a great name as your country Smile I guess I'll go ahead and rename it back to my name

Also to the person who voted for me as a full member, thank you so much, I never thought I would get a vote for that Smile
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Re: APPROVED: Republic of Marquette (République de Marquette)

Post by will on 7th December 2011, 22:22

It's ok, whoever put it to vote would have done that but it's no big deal Smile
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Re: APPROVED: Republic of Marquette (République de Marquette)

Post by mayorm on 7th December 2011, 23:01

So one thing I have been wondering? I can't find anything on the forums that says what Associate members can and can't do, as opposed to Full Members.
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Re: APPROVED: Republic of Marquette (République de Marquette)

Post by SmartbyLaw on 7th December 2011, 23:28

Run for Ministries is the biggest one.. and I think since with the new site coming soon some thing will be changing with permissions.
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Post by will on 7th December 2011, 23:28

I'm pretty sure the only limitation comes down to weather they can run for ministries or executive positons or not. Full members can and associates can't. Otherwise I don't know of any. I haven't encountered anything and I usually would.
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Re: APPROVED: Republic of Marquette (République de Marquette)

Post by ForthWall on 8th December 2011, 04:28

The change was caused cause someone ( Wink admins ) had copy and pasted [voting] + nation from will's application without changing the nations name.

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