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|Lisboagese Overseas Province of Muçao
A map of Mucau.
|Recognised regional languages||Cantonese|
|Currency||Club Penguin Gold Coin (
|Drives on the||Right|
|Footnotes||Parody of Macau|
Muçao, officially the Muçao is a Lisboaguese colony in the Asiapelago located on the island of Zhou. It was previously a colony of Dorkugal until it was taken by Lisboagal in 2004, and it is known for being the "Los Puffles" of the Asiapelago since it is home to many casinos, which also happens to be their biggest source of revenue.
The modern city of Muçao sits on what used to be the old Zhouese village of Haiwancun, a small fishing village of approximately 50 inhabitants. The area had never been significant for most of its history, though since it was part of a natural harbor due to a river estuary, trading ships that had no room to dock at nearby Honk Gong would dock in the vicinity that is now Muçao. In late 2001, Dorkugal, a new and budding country and power at the time, had sent ships to expand the nation's trade and to establish a network of outposts to spread their sphere of influence. The Dorkugese managed to invade the island and the peninsula that now constitute modern Muçao and claimed it as their own. The Zhouese sent tanks and troops to recapture the lost territory, though Dorkugal had already sent in reinforcements to establish their claim. The Dorkugese hastily constructed a fortress, and a brief series of tense battles ensued for several months.
Eventually, on March 2002, Zhou called for a ceasefire since the Dorkugese managed to hold their ground and had even attempted to advance into mainland Zhou. During the battles, the village of Haiwancun was forced to serve Dorkugese troops as they fought Zhou's forces. Although the villagers initially opposed Dorkugal's invasion, they later appreciated them after the fighting ended. At this point, as soon as Zhou declared a ceasefire, tons of Zhouese peasants and migrant workers attempted to flood Dorkugese Muçao, which at the time was called "Fort μ", or "Fort Mu", since the Dorkugese offered to make the territory an economically prosperous place. Most of the peasants and migrant workers also came to escape Zhou's Communist regime in hopes that they would have a higher chance at starting their own private businesses. Fort Mu almost immediately started to grow into a small city as the Dorkugese government began major construction projects to built high rise apartments. However, Dorkugal was struggling with maintaining the colony because they were spending more money on construction and infrastructure development than on gaining revenue from the local economy since taxes had not yet been implemented. Furthermore, Zhou blockaded Dorkugese ships, which prevented Muçao from serving the purpose Dorkugal wanted.
In 2003, the government of Lisboagal looked into buying Muçao when the Dorkugese government admitted that the Fort Mu Colony had created a spending deficit in their budget, and they offered the Dorkugese 2.2 billion CP coins for the colony. Dorkugal immediately accepted since the money helped to pay for the deficit, and the Fort Mu colony was transferred to Lisboagal on January 1, 2004. Lisboagal renamed Fort Mu to Muçao in order to reflect Lisboaguese rule, and the Lisboaguese continued Dorkugal's infrastructure and housing projects, but with their architectural influence. Lisboagal also helped to establish Muçao's current local government, police force, and school system. Since Lisboagal was not part of Zhou's embargo, Lisboagal was able to make a profit quickly out of the Muçao colony, and Lisboagal permitted a free trade zone between Muçao and mainland Zhou in 2006. In order to make the colony attractive, the Lisboaguese government made Muçao a legal gambling community and as a tax-free haven since it was decided that 20% of all money earned from gambling in Muçao would be received as taxes. Today Muçao's gambling industry is booming and is a popular place for the wealthy elite of the Asiapelago.
The official language of Muçau is Portuguese. It is the only language used for administrative purposes and is the only language taught in schools. However, the majority of the population speaks Cantonese as their native language and tend to use it more in their day to day lives. A large majority of Muçauese inhabitants are fluent in both Portuguese and Cantonese, and many of them are also beginning to learn English and Mandarin in order to help with foreign trade. Muçau is home to a Cantonese Language Club and Portuguese Language Club that promotes the usage of said languages in society. Street signs are bilingual in Portuguese and Cantonese, while business signs can vary based on owner preference. Some signs are in English, since some penguins from Honk Gong visit the colony.