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|La Colonia de Berú
|Recognised regional languages||Quechua, English|
|Membership||Colony of Castilla|
|Government||Colony administrated by Castilla|
|Currency||Club Penguin Gold Coin (
|Drives on the||Right|
Beru, or Berú in Spanish, is a major colony of Castilla which is home to the capital of the Viceroyalty of Beru, which is the main governing district of Latin Antarctica. Beru is famously known for it's beautiful rainforests and ancient ruins from the Natives who have inhabited the land centuries ago.
Beru's has a rich and ancient history. Beru was inhabited by Aboginials around 400 B.C., who settled in as several different tribes. Then around the 1200's, one of the tribes formed the Kingdom of Kutzco. Eventually, the Kingdom began conquering other tribes and eventually formed the Inka Empire. The Inka Empire also began conquering many other islands as well like Equaldore, which is nearby. It even fought the tribes on the island of Frio as well, but was not able to defeat them. The Inka Empire thrived for a couple centuries. The Inka peoples lived in special working kinship groups known as the mit'a, which helped to make many public works projects. They built roads made of large stones, made pottery and textiles, and made lots of jewelry out of Gold and Silver. They also thrived in math and medicine and had a pretty strong army. However, in 1526, it's powerful army was no match for Castilla's "high tech" military of the time. The Inkans may have had spears, battle axes, and bows and arrows, but none of them could outmatch the bullets of a Castillan rifle. The Inkan Empire eventually came to an end in 1572 after the last Inkan king, Ratahualpa, overthrown. When they overthrew the Inkan Empire, Castilla recieved all the amazing treasures of Gold and Silver the Inkans had made, which made Castilla one of the most richest empires at the time - even more than the High Penguin Confederacy for a while. The Castillans then built the city of Loma and set up the Viceroyalty of Beru, which was ruled by the Castillan Conquistador, Francís Bizzaro. The natives were immediately forced to be laborers for the Castillans, and they used a corrupted version of the old Inca mit'a system to make natives work on farms, mines, and textile factories. Like in Caltexico, the Castillans discovered Silver on the islandand they rapidly began its production. Though several revolts occured in the 1780's, the Castillans reformed their policies on the natives, and they were allowed to choose their occupations. Ever since, Beru has been ruled by Castilla to this very day.
The Geography of Beru mainly mountaineous with many tropical rainforests. Many of the inhabitants of the island are decendants of the Inkans, who had adapted to the climate. Beru has many lakes and rivers that run through these rainforests, and because there are so many rainforests on the island, the island gets plenty of rain as well. Some parts of the island are also desert. The mountaineous terrain has also caused the natives of Beru to terrace the land to farm their crops. The mountain range that run through the island are known as the "Beruvian Andís".
The culture of Beru is a blend between the ancient Quechua (Inkan) and Castillan cultures. Corn, tomatoes, potatoes, avocadoes, and pineapples are some fruits and vegetables that are native and common in Beru, and are usually eaten on a dayly basis. Fish and shrimp are also abundant and eaten commonly. Football (Soccer) is also a very popular sport in Beru and is played commonly among the natives.
The cuisine of Beru is also influenced mainly by Inkan and Castillan tastes. The Potato plant originated from Beru, which is why it is prominent in most meals. Popular dishes include Papas a la Huancaina, which is potatoes with a spicy sauce, Lomo Saltado, which is grilled fish with Beruvian styled French Fries with a light meat sauce, Empanadas, a delicacy introduced by the Castillans, and the indigenous Puffle Chaktado, a wild, untamed puffle. Puffle Chaktado is an ancient Inkan dish but is extremely detested by most foreign tourists and talking Puffles. Alfajores are cookies that are common desserts in Beru and neighboring countries.
Beru's official language is Spanish due to its heavy influence of Castillan rule. Spanish is spoken by almost every penguin and puffle on the island. The secondary language is Quechua, a popular indigenous language spoken in the island's rural interior regions. Some bilingual Beruvians have mixed Spanish with Quechua in their dayly speech, though it is not common. English is currently a popular new language to learn since it is the language of buisiness and tourism.
As the capital island of the Viceroyalty of Beru, the island's capital, Loma, is the home of both the Viceroy and the Governor of Beru Island. The island itself has its own small Congress, while it also has three representatives in the main Congress on the Castillan Mainland. Most cities and towns have their own city councils, and small indigenous villages have councils of elders.
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