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Simbopolis
Simbopolis with roads
A transportation map of Simbopolis superimposed over an elevation map of the local area. The blue is the Simbo River, and the light orange is the Palacio Simbopolis.

Motto

Nós nos levantamos junto como o phoenix. (We rise together like the phoenix.)

Demonym

Simbopolian

Civilian population (as of 1/10/10)

9,125

Troop count (as of 1/10/10)

2,000

Government
-Head of State
-Mayor

Strong mayor government
Aguas III
Karmykal Quintané

Official languages

New Oporto language (national official)
Santandían language (national official)
Unidante language (official national and local)
Tibakkan language (unofficial)
Cyrillic Bulgarian (unofficial local written)

Simbopolis, (pronounced (sim-BOH-poh-lish) known locally as La Grande (pronounced lah-KHRAN-deh), is the third most populous city-state in the Federation of Tugal and is one of the most populous in the First Region of planet Antioch. The city is an important inland port along the Simbo River, which runs much of the length of continent Trinubes parallel to the Arawdielli Sea. Its hinterlands are highly fertile, and Simbopolis has historically used their virtual monopoly on food to their political advantage when in conflict with surrounding city-states. A fishing village since prehistory, Simbopolis formed close bonds with many of the other Tugali city-states along the banks of the Simbo River to defend against nomadic raiders from across the Simbo and from the south. Simbopolis was not initially affected by the arrival of lindories, as the states of Oporto Arawica and Gerrares stalled when deciding what to do with the resource before realizing that it was in high demand; however, when Oporto Arawica attempted to industrialize itself and worked to consolidate the city-states under the Oportan banner, Simbopolis successfully resisted by taking advantage of trade with Tibakka in Goba to the south and by converting hundreds of surrounding acres from jungle into profitable farmland.

The city's population tripled in the decade after its efforts to resist the growing influence of Oporto Arawica and Gerrares. This occurred partially due to the fact that citizens of Simbopolis' significantly weakened allies turned to Simbopolis rather than the coastal city-states, whom they felt a growing animosity towards. However, Simbopolis still descended into poverty. Simbopolian smugglers managed to sneak lindori gems out of Oporto Arawica, and after having studied the dirty bartering methods of shadier Oportan merchants, took the tactics down to Goba. The result caused the Gobalese Civil War to erupt, cutting Simbopolis from international trade entirely; instead of choosing to become dependent on the Oportan economy, the bitter Simbopolians invested in a military force with its allied city-states to create a massive militia of almost 37,000 men before initiating what would be called the Tugali War of Unification with Oporto Arawica and Gerrares and dispatched 13,000 of their men to Gerrares because Oporto was too difficult to access. Simbopolis headed the war effort, but it was destroyed when Gobalese mob boss Akytí'p Goldeä dispatched troops to Simbopolis to disrupt trade and prevent an incident like the one that set off the Gobalese Civil War from occurring again. With Simbopolis in ruins and the Alliance troops disorganized in the ruins of Gerrares, Oporto Arawica entered the remains of Simbopolis and the other city-states and pinned the cities with military might.

Oportan merchant Powel Santiaga came to power over the city of Simbopolis and coordinated efforts with Doge Aguas I to rebuild the city. Under Santiaga, the city resumed trade with other city-states and with nomadic peoples along the Simbo River and Moyen Serpent. However, the Great Simbopolian Flash Flood destroyed the city and killed Santiaga, forcing many of its former residents away; these refugees would contribute to the foundation of the city-state of Nova Riviera. At this point, recently crowned Aguas II took direct control of the city and oversaw its reconstruction. Trade resumed between Oporto Arawica and Simbopolis for the first time after this second reconstruction. The hinterlands around Simbopolis re-entered use as well, causing a population boom that spread throughout all of Tugal.

Today, Simbopolis has the second-tallest skyline in the First Region, directly behind Oporto Arawica and Silver City, Silvermoon, which is (as with Oporto) a testament to its enduring prosperity. The volume of its shipments rivals Silver City.

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