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Eva Jones

on 12 September 2013

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The Colony of Sotovania
Safety and Security- A Top Priority
We are very aware that there are many Natives that live nearby. To live successfully and peacefully while living near the Natives we have two strategies.
To communicate well we will have to learn their language. In our schools, our children will be taught their basic language, and we will teach them basic English.
In years past it is a fact that many friendly countries trade well with each other. To continue this, we will set up a trade market in the middle of our colony.
Direct Democracy
A direct democracy is a system where citizens vote for rulers and laws.

We chose a direct democracy because the ancient Greek had a very successful direct democracy, and because we do not have a large amount of citizens.

We choose this area because of the fertile land available for farming and the nice, mild climate that our colonists will enjoy year-round.
More Positives
A Handful of Rivers
Tennessee River, Mississippi River, Cumberland River, Clinch River, and Duck River
It is a temperate climate with warm summers and mild winters.
Fertile Land
There are three main types of land in this area.
West- Low Crop Land
Middle- Fertile Rolling Land
East- Hillly to Mountainous
There are many forests in our future colony, but the largest are;
Pickett Forest (20,887 acres)
Prentice Cooper Forest (24,688 acres)
Chuck Swan Forest (24,702 acres)
The wood from these forests can be used for several different things such as homes, building, protective walls, and paper.
Major Crops
We have researched some major crops and found out which ones will work best in our colonies land.
Our colony will be well prepared for any attack from enemies by having forts set up all around the colony. The wood will be provided by the forests in the local area. Also, for our second defense for the colony the rivers will protect our colony from unwanted enemies and Natives. The Mississippi River will protect us from the west of the United States.
To maintain these defenses we will maintain the forts by having them insprected once a year by 5 random colonists. and making sure the rivers are not polluted.
To start our colony off we may need some defenses from the French colonists.
Sotovania: More than a Name
The name Sotovania is named after the famous explorer, who was born to a poor family in Spain in about 1500. When he was fourteen years old, he joined an expredition to go to the West Indies. There he discovered his true love for exploring. After the expedition, he went back to Spain, married and settled down, but not for long, When he heard the rumors in gold in South America he joined Fransisco Pizarro in traveling to South America. In 1533, they conquered Peru and destoyed the Inca tribe. When he returned to Spain he was fabulously weathly and lived in luxury. But years later, he was sent back to Cuba to be the governor, but that only lasted for a year. He ended sailing to Florida and exploring north to present day Georgia and Alabama. He was the first European to cross the Mississippi River, Soon after, he died of a fever in present day Lousisana. Overall, he expanded the territories of Spain, but crushed the relationship between Europeans and natives while doing so.
Renee Jones
Stephen Tong

About Sotovania's Direct Democracy
Five Main Laws
No hurting fellow colonists.
No stealing.
No blackmail.
No destruction of property.
Children under 8 cannot work.
Colonists who break the law will recieve:
1.) Warning letter/memo
2.) Warning Ticket (Fine of 30 or more British Pounds)
3.) House Arrest (Depending on crime for up to 3 weeks)
4.) Public Service (Depending on crime for up to 5 months)
5.) Jail (Depending on crime for up to 5 years)
The leader will be choosen by voting from two parties: the Bowlings or the Gillesipies.
Who will vote?
There will be one representative from each family. It doesn't matter what race or gender. You have to be over 18 years of age.
The Leader does what?
The Leader or Governor will enforce the rules and laws of the colony. The colonists will switch being Leader every year.
Colonists will vote at a meeting about laws and desicions to be made every month at the Court House.
Websites Used
Starting Point: Location
Our colony is located northwest of Georgia, in the Tennessee area.
Dear Royal Inspector, the Ninth of September
Sir Stephen Tong and Lady Renee Jones would like to hear by ask for your humble permission to create a new colony. The colony will be north of the colony Georgia and west of the colony South Carolina. After our hardworking research we have decided that this is the best place for a new colony.
After living in London for such a number of years, we have decided that it is quite crowded. The people line the streets elbow to elbow with no room to breathe. Although there are the other colonies, this one has wonderful potential that will leave Europe in the dust. First of all, because of the wonderful fertile soil, there is plenty of room for successful farms. After sending men to survey the area we have decided that the best crops for the land will be corn, cotton, soy beans, and wheat. Each family will be given 150 acres to work on, and if they are successful they can receive more. After testing the fertile land, we stumbled onto lots of rivers including the Tennessee River, Mississippi River, Cumberland River, Clinch River, and Duck River. These rivers flow throughout the colony and can be a mode of transportation as well as a resource for water. Another positive factor is the climate. The climate is a temperate climate year round with warm summers and cold winters. Our last statement is about the forests. There is over an abundance of forests including the Pickett Forest, (20,887 acres) Prentice Cooper Forest, (24,688 acres) and the Chuck Swan Forest (24,702 acres) that stretch all across the colony. The wood can be used for a multitude of things including building homes and buildings, creating walls and forts for protection, and exporting raw materials to eventually create paper, pencils, and other items.
Now when you think of Great Britain’s colonies what do you think of? Is the rolling hills and forever ending land? Or what about the miles and miles of shores with trading ports everywhere? Or maybe it is the dream of manifest destiny? That one day will reach the Pacific Ocean coast? Or whatever you may dream of, our colony is here for one thing, to make your dream come true.
Sir Stephen Tong
Lady Renee Jones

Colony Map
Although there are some great positives, there are a couple of negatives to this colony.
The mountains may make travel to other colonies difficult.
It is not on the coast, making it harder to trade with other countries.
It is humid in the summer, which may cause some discomfort amoung colonists.
Trees cover the land, which may delay building homes since trees will have to be cut down.
It is not surrounded by other colonies, so natives could attack because the western border is not bordered by another colony.
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