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==History==
 
==History==
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===1700s - 1800s===
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Turasava originated in the early 16th Century as a trading post / port town on the Ibermanus River under the rule of [[NAME]]. [[NAME]]'s choice of location allowed for the town to be easily defendable from both land and sea attack, while also allowing it to be kept open via one of the two routes during a siege.
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The port town allowed trade to flow up and down the river, reaching deep into early Helvanic-Rus territories, while also prospering from taxes gained from other kingdoms across the inner sea and from inland. This early economic prosperity both drew in more and more citizens to the ever-expanding port, as well as drawing the ire from other aspiring kingdoms and trading cities.
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This eventually came to a head around a half decade after [[NAME]]'s death in 1743, when the new mayor of the town, [[NEW NAME]], decided to raise tariff taxes on all trade flowing up and down the Ibermanus by 12%. Towns and kingdoms that relied heavily or solely on trade from the Ibermanus banded together against the mayor under the banner of Baron Tarustanislav
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===1900 - 1940===
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In the early 1900s, Turasava had grown as the seat for the Tsar's Diet, and had implimented some modernization initiatives throughout the city. Things like electric street-lights, a rudimentary street-tram system, and the clearing of the space for the future Central Park.
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However, lingering issues with both the Diet and the Tsar himself - lackluster action in the recent depression, lack of jobs, food, and fuel, and inherent corruption and neopotism in the Diet itself - were slowly being fanned and stoked by the Helvanic Worker's Soviet in the city. In 1905, a worker's strike in the industrial district [[DISTRICT]] was brutally supressed by the police, and when other citizens began conducting strikes in solidarity, the Tsar sent the army in. Tensions were high in the city, and when a strike by dock workers was stopped by the army opening fire on the workers, the powderkeg that the city was exploded.
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A city-wide riot erupted, resulting in the deaths of civilians, police members, and army infantrymen alike. The Soviet, capitalizing on the riots, quickly set up their base of power. The Turasava Riots, or the [[September Revolution]], are widely regarded as the catalyst for Helvanic communism to explode and expand rapidly across the country.
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The struggles of the Turasavans, and their successful overthrow of both the Diet and the Tsar are immortalized in both art and architecture in the city's [[Revolutionary Gardens]], across from the Federal Soviet Council in the downtown core.
  
 
==Geography==
 
==Geography==

Revision as of 17:46, 14 February 2020

Turasava
Capital City
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A view of the Turasava skyline, taken from a high-rise by the Central Park.
Nickname(s): 
The Heartbeat, the Seat, Bloodline City of Helvana
Motto(s): 
“Let all those be welcomed with open arms.”
Pust' vsekh Privetstvuyut s Rasprostertymi Ob"yatiyami
CountrySoviet Federal Republic of Helvana
Government
 • TypeMayor-council government
 • MayorStanislav Vitomarovich
 • BodyTurasava City Council

Turasava is the capital of the Soviet Federal Republic of Helvana, and the third-most populous city in Yytuskia - Hevlana, with a population of ((#)) in 2038 CE. The city is both the capital of Helvana, as well as one of the two dual capitals of the Dual Federal Republics alongside Hauptstadt-Muhl in Yytuskia. Turasava is a major centre for trade in north-western Levantia, connecting export and import businesses from inner-Helvana and Yytuskia to the international market via the Aburvrigeen Canal to the Kilikas Sea.

Known locally as both the Bloodline or Heartbeat City - for its rivers linking deep into the country - Turasava has served as the capital of Helvana for roughly 800 years, ever since the Tsar chose the city to serve as the location for the Diet. After the revolution in 1906 CE, the city served as the location for the Federal Soviet, which seats representatives from every soviet council across the country, and continues to do so.

Located on a mostly flatlands area along the Lamburn River, the city is built around the two rivers running through the city, with the historic Turasava Technical University built on the aptly-named ‘University Island’ on the Gray Tributary. The city’s downtown core is built according to the 1918 Plan, while the outer areas and suburbs of the city are built to a more modern design of small suburb towns, and greenspaces. To the west and northwest are small industrial centres, connected to the city via the highway, while the city’s Safehouse Bunkers rest on Mt.Alakas to the southwest. The city has a wide array of parks, ranging from the massive Turasava Central Park and its amusement park, to the smaller local parks in the suburbs and city districts.

Turasava is a prominent center for the arts, theatre, and music, and is home to major Yytusche and Helvanic broadcasting companies and media outlets.

Since the first of the country’s five Five-Year Plans in 1918, Turasava has modernized and expanded immensely, encompassing a large portion of the inner coastline of the Vandarch Sea. The city’s signature square-like block system, as well as the historical tram system are a direct result of these Five-Year Plans, as well as the heavily industrialized port. Trade and goods from the inner provinces are usually transported to the Turasava port, while imports are usually shipped out from the railyards there.

History

1700s - 1800s

Turasava originated in the early 16th Century as a trading post / port town on the Ibermanus River under the rule of NAME. NAME's choice of location allowed for the town to be easily defendable from both land and sea attack, while also allowing it to be kept open via one of the two routes during a siege.

The port town allowed trade to flow up and down the river, reaching deep into early Helvanic-Rus territories, while also prospering from taxes gained from other kingdoms across the inner sea and from inland. This early economic prosperity both drew in more and more citizens to the ever-expanding port, as well as drawing the ire from other aspiring kingdoms and trading cities.

This eventually came to a head around a half decade after NAME's death in 1743, when the new mayor of the town, NEW NAME, decided to raise tariff taxes on all trade flowing up and down the Ibermanus by 12%. Towns and kingdoms that relied heavily or solely on trade from the Ibermanus banded together against the mayor under the banner of Baron Tarustanislav

1900 - 1940

In the early 1900s, Turasava had grown as the seat for the Tsar's Diet, and had implimented some modernization initiatives throughout the city. Things like electric street-lights, a rudimentary street-tram system, and the clearing of the space for the future Central Park.

However, lingering issues with both the Diet and the Tsar himself - lackluster action in the recent depression, lack of jobs, food, and fuel, and inherent corruption and neopotism in the Diet itself - were slowly being fanned and stoked by the Helvanic Worker's Soviet in the city. In 1905, a worker's strike in the industrial district DISTRICT was brutally supressed by the police, and when other citizens began conducting strikes in solidarity, the Tsar sent the army in. Tensions were high in the city, and when a strike by dock workers was stopped by the army opening fire on the workers, the powderkeg that the city was exploded.

A city-wide riot erupted, resulting in the deaths of civilians, police members, and army infantrymen alike. The Soviet, capitalizing on the riots, quickly set up their base of power. The Turasava Riots, or the September Revolution, are widely regarded as the catalyst for Helvanic communism to explode and expand rapidly across the country.

The struggles of the Turasavans, and their successful overthrow of both the Diet and the Tsar are immortalized in both art and architecture in the city's Revolutionary Gardens, across from the Federal Soviet Council in the downtown core.

Geography

Landscape

City Design

Demographics

Economy

Culture

Government

Transportation

Education

Media

Twin Cities - Sister Cities