Inland

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Inland
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Panorama of Inland from the Genesee Lake. The Mayoral Tower (tall building on the left) can be seen.
Locations
Country Eastshield, USA
Area Slightly smaller than South Pole City
Monuments Magnetic Park, Geneese Airport, Highway 2, Megatopa Store.
Headquarters Inland Mayor's Office.
Neighbourhoods Seven (districts)
Mayor Mayor McFlapp
Population
Population 5,000,000
rank by 2009 4th
Inhabited species Penguin, puffles.
General information
Native name Inland
Foreign name Insland (Penguinian)
Demonym Inlander, Inlandish
Founded Approximately 1790 BC
– Founder Nomadic Penguin Tribe
Time zone UTC -1 (Universal Ternville Clock One Hour Behind)
Summer time UTC (Universal Ternville Clock)
Area codes 2

Inland is a city only 40 miles north of South Pole City, USA's fourth-largest metropolis. It is also the state capital of Eastshield, the largest state of the USA.


History[edit]

Inland, like the rest of Antarctican cities, has a complex and long history.

Early History[edit]

The area of what is now modern Inland was said to be inhabited by a nomadic Emperor Penguin tribe, who were originally traders and hunter/gatherers. When the tribe was introduced to agriculture by the Snowpriots at the Eastshieldian coast, the tribe followed the Inland river until they found a fertile plain and settled there. The tribe named their new settlement Ha'bakr, and it grew into a powerful city state. It is known that it was located on the banks of the Inland River and frequently engaged in trade. They had a powerful army and built a large city wall out of clay and mud. Penguins learned to domesticate puffles as pets and as civil servants for the hard farmwork. Ha'bakr was invaded around 1500 BC by the Snowpriots, and much of the original city was destroyed. The Snowpriots renamed the city Haskros, and they rebuilt it in their architectural style. Greek became the official language of the region and Snowpriot culture and traditions drowned the previous culture of the Nomads. The Babbelonians later conquered Haskros, but they did not change the city's name nor did they force them to adopt their culture. The Babbelonians merely occupied the city and did not produce too much influence on its citizens except for language and cuisine, which was rather similar to the Snowpriot cuisine.

Penguin Empire[edit]

The Penguin Empire, which arose after the Babbelonian Empire fell, quickly began conquering the Antarctic mainland, and Haskros, still a loyal Snowpriot city, decided to fight against Penguin Empire rule. However, they were terribly underestimated, and the Penguin Empire terribly defeated them and sacked their city until it was nothing but rubble. The region became uninhabited for years, though there were a few farms nearby.

High Penguin Confederacy[edit]

Inland became re inhabited again in the 1760's, when a High Penguin noble named Jacob of the Inland came about the ruins of the old city of Haskros and decided to build his residential castle over the ruins. Jacob of the Inland later had a wealthy family that eventually became involved in banking, and penguins began to build a town around the Inland Family's castle home. Then, in 1816, a fire broke out in the city, and many of the original buildings were burnt down. The remaining buildings was the original Castle and the newer buildings made of brick. Thus, the King of the High Penguin Confederacy commissioned the city of Inland to be built of brick, and many large estates were built, since many wealthy bankers and plantation owners flocked to the city for economic opportunity. By 1910, Inland was a large city. There were many penguins living there. During 1925, the Inland river, a river that ran from what is now South Pole City, was dammed to form a lake. The lake is now known as Genesee Lake. The water in the lake is fresh and can be used for drinking. A water tank facility was built next to the lake in 1933 to store the water.

Khanzem[edit]

Inland became a core Khanzem city and was heavily populated by Khanz penguins that quickly replaced the High Penguin majority. Inland city became a Khanzem supportive city and was home to several weaponry producing factories. Inland's main second language became German, and many of the street signs became bilingual. Inland was visited by Whoot Smackler Whoot often during conference meetings with generals.

Post-Khanzem[edit]

Inland was quickly invaded by the Ruscan army. The Ruscans were ruthless to the Inlanders as they destroyed all of the Khanzem Weapon Factories and killed any Naughtzee supporter they saw. With the help of STINC, Rusca sought to eliminate Whoot Smackler Whoot's influence by heavily promoting Communism in schools. The Ruscans abolished German from being spoken in the city, though they did not force anyone to speak Russian, as they kept English the official language of the occupied area. The Ruscans leave the city and modern Eastshield in 1935, right at the beginning of Olde Antarctica.

Olde Antarctica[edit]

During Olde Antarctica, many hotels were built to accommodate the South Pole Summit every few years. Lots of factories were rebuilt during this time so Inland would be self sufficient and to ignite the supposed "Industrial Age" of Inland. Power plants were constructed, factories roared into life, train systems linked up Inland and South Pole City to create the Inland Express. By 1950, the city had a population of 1 million and growing. Roads were sprawling everywhere and the train lines were upgraded.

Present[edit]

When the USA was formed and South Pole City was decided to become the capital, Inland received a large population boom when penguins who wanted to live at the capital went here instead. When Highway 2 was constructed, a direct link to and from South Pole City was created.

Places[edit]

Inland is always crowded so they have lots of hotels. The also have the very famous Megatopa Store which is a 10 floor mall. There's a library connected to it then a few small shops. It shares highways and trains with South Pole City. The city has a small airport, Inland-Genesee Regional Airport, which offers short-haul flights to and from Club Penguin City, Zurich, South Pole City and Polaris.

The Magnetic Park shows all the magnetic poles from 1900-1954 before it moved back closer towards the South Pole. From large museums to small gas stations, this city is buzzing with lights and sounds. The city has 10 urban parks, one of which will be upgraded to National Park Status. The city used to be a ten-hour drive from South Pole City, due to mountains in the way of the Highway's main path. A new Highway 2 route cuts a path right through the terrain.

Districts[edit]

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The city has 7 total districts. Each district has two representatives in the city council and were officially formed in 1993.

CBD[edit]

The Central Business District is where all the major offices are located. Of all areas of the city, the Central Business District is the most modern portion. The Mayor of Inland's office is located on the top floor of the Inland Mayoral Towers, a group of towers with the highest one being the Mayor's private office tower. Several companies, both international and national, have several offices in this area. The Inland-Genesee Regional Airport is also located here, despite the name suggesting that it is located in Genesee.

Downtown District[edit]

The Downtown District is the most popular district in Inland because it is where Megatopa Store is located. One can find many sports stadiums in this area. Sometimes the roads of the Downtown District are closed off to the public and used in marathon races or charity walks. The Downtown District is always bustling with activity as it is also home to many business headquarters and smaller retail and restaurant businesses for tourists. IT has been considered to be an extension to the Central Business District.

Industrial District[edit]

The Industrial District is a pollution stricken area of Inland. The large amount of factories here has polluted the area. Trucks are a common sight here as the factories and warehouses supply up to 95% of Inland. The sky turns a dull orange due to the air pollution. The ground has a small covering of dust, metal shavings, wood shavings and other small things. The Area is rather noisy due to the fact that a lot of activity occurs there. Entry is prohibited to the Industrial District except for employees, police, paramedics, and delivery services.

Inland Founding District[edit]

The Inland Founding District is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Inland. It is one of the largest neighborhoods in the city. The place is crowded with several igloos, high rise apartment buildings, 1800's style Flats, and old mansions. It is also home to the old Inland Family Castle, which is now a museum.

Inpuff Heights[edit]

Inpuff Heights is the mountain district of the city. It sits at the bottom of the mountain range surrounding Inland. Formerly a dumping ground of waste from the hundreds of factories in the industrial district, several concerned environmental activists prevented further damage to the area in the 1960's. Since then, they have cleaned up the region to allow habitation. Today, Inpuff Heights are home to several upscale gated communities where well-to do families live. Inpuff Heights has its own Academy for grades K through 12 as well.

Genesee[edit]

Genesee is the large district that surrounds the Genesee Lake. On the boarder of the lake is the Great Genesee Wall that prevents the lake flooding into Inland when it swells up. Genesee has been home to several immigrants from the AU countries, most notably Alemania and Liguria. Genesee is famous for it's numerous Ligurian and Alemanian restaurants. Next to Genesee is the Inland Valley. The Valley is the only wat in or out of Inland. The Genesee Dam is also located in the valley.

Snowball District[edit]

The Snowball District is one of the most quietest areas in Inland. Here, only a small amount (~2500) of penguins live here since it is mostly a Puffle dominant population. The Snowball District is home to several Puffle populations from Puffle'and. It is characterized for having old-world styled buildings, narrow streets, and numerous pubs. Puffles and Penguins from the Snowball District have a distinct accent due to their thick Puffish heritage back in the days of Colonial Antarctica. The Snowball District Accent preserves the traditional Cockney dialect of English.

Inhabitants[edit]

Penguins and Puffles

Climate[edit]

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Inland is pretty much frozen in all year round. During the summer (December - February) the maximum temperature reaches 2 degrees Celsius. This melts most of the snow but frost is still present. Large amounts of snowfall and blizzards are not very common throughout the year. They do occur frequently during the winter months (June - August). This decreases the temperature down to a chilly -25 degrees (even for penguins!). Wind is very common and very strong. This makes blizzards (when they do happen) powerful.

Resources[edit]

  • Food
  • Gasoline
  • Souvenirs
  • Puffles
  • Books
  • Housing
  • Building materials
  • Pebbles
  • Gems
  • Fish
  • Snow
  • Water
  • Cream Soda
  • Wood
  • Trees and tree seeds

See also[edit]