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Swiss Ninja is surfing with his red puffle, Sparta.
|– Founder||Swiss Ninja|
- Not to be confused with Snowjave
Mojave is a city on the coast of the state of Trans-Antarctica which was founded by Swiss Ninja as a city in the United Cities of Swiss Ninja when Trans-Antarctica was still a sparsely populated territory of the USA. After the United States of Antarctica consolidated control of Trans-Antarctica, Mojave was annexed into the USA and became a city in the USA both de facto and de jure, but is disputed between the USA and Snowzerland, though the Antarctic community sides with the United States of Antarctica in the dispute.
Despite the dispute, Snowzerland has made no attempts to take the city in recent years, and thus Mojave has developed peacefully, allowing the tourism industry to thrive due to the fact that the city is considered the surf capital of Antarctica, with many penguins travelling there each year to compete in the many competitions or just to spectate. Since it is one of the few cities in Antarctica with a warmer climate than in other parts of the continent, many penguins from around Antarctica and other parts of the United States of Antarctica have also moved to the city over the years.
The city of Mojave was founded in 2000 by Lord Swiss Ninja, when he was still the Lord of the United Cities of Swiss Ninja, a confederation of city-states located around Antarctica and the Ninja Archipelago. At that time, although Trans-Antarctica was a territory of the newly founded United States of Antarctica, it was sparsely populated, with small population living in minor settlements and some major cities along the coast, and thousands of square miles of mostly uninhabited land in the interior of the territory, meaning that the new country had not yet established full control.
As the United States of Antarctica had not yet established full control and law and order over the vast territory, many settlers from the city-states of the UCSN founded a settlement on the Trans-Antarctic coast, which they named Mojave. Over time, many penguins from around Antarctica and Trans-Antarctica traveled to Mojave to see the scenic tropical area, and many settled in the hospitable climate that was warmer than most of Antarctica. The city also became famous for its annual surfing competition, which was created a few years after the founding of the city.
However, in 2009, the United States of Antarctica began to further consolidate control of Trans-Antarctica as the population of the state grew due to the influx of Antarctican settlers over the years, and annexed many of the UCSN cities on the Antarctic mainland, one of them being Mojave. The United Cities of Swiss Ninja only opposed the annexation verbally, claiming that the city was a rightful part of the UCSN, but didn't oppose it militarily, as they didn't have the military power to engage the United States of Antarctica in war at the time.
To this day, however, the city is still disputed between the USA and Snowzerland, the successor state to the UCSN, but the United States of Antarctica maintains control over Mojave, and considers Mojave a part of the USA, a claim which is recognized by virtually all countries around Antarctica. However, around 60% of the citizens of Mojave, former UCSN settlers, are loyal to Snowzerland, but despite these disputes, the population of Mojave lives peacefully with each other, and the city still remains as a popular tourist destination, and is considered the "Surf Capital of Antarctica."
Many penguins live a normal life in the city, going to work at a white collar job and sitting in a cubicle throughout most of the workday. There is a major port in the city where most of the cargo ships come to deliver or send goods. Fishing vessels also dock at the harbor after a day of catching a boatload of fish, to take to one of the markets in the city to sell. At the beach, a lifeguard is a very important job, as many tourists from around the USA and other parts of Antarctica come to surf or swim at the beach, so the job of a lifeguard usually has better prospects in the city.
Since Mojave is a seaside city, many residents and tourists enjoy leisure sailing, and there are leisure vessels that penguins rent that dock in the many harbors in the city, while other penguins own their own private leisure vessels, to go sailing in the waters around the city. There are also many boat tours for tourists that travel around the coastline of the area, and there are also ferries operating in Mojave that take tourists from the city itself to the nearby islands or other smaller towns located along the coast of Trans-Antarctica.
Mojave is accessible by road from Highway 1, branching off into a smaller highway, Highway 15, via an interchange in the northern town of Coastal Hills. Highway 15 travels for around 30 miles south before ending in downtown Mojave. A seaside city, Mojave is also accessible by boat, and many ferries run from and to Mojave and other cities along the Trans-Antarctic coast. The city also has a short train system that runs through downtown, and an international airport known as the Mojave International Airport, the largest airport for hundreds of miles.
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