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Transcript of Arcadia
We believe that the definition of a Utopia is a perfect society for everyone living it.
Arcadia is a democracy. The officials in charge must make the correct decisions for the good of the country. Everyone living in Arcadia has the right to a fair trail in any wrong doing they have done. Arcadia lets the people decide who they want as leader by voting. Arcadia has a army, navy, coast guard, and Air force that protects the country.
Laws and Punishments of Arcadia
In Arcadia, we have different punishments for different laws broken.
For example, if you murder or kidnap someone, you are banished right after your trial. If you drink and drive, you go to a jail on the outskirts of the country for up to 4 months and your driving license is taken away, you must take a driving class(and pass the test) again to earn it back. The most you can stay in the jail at one time is one month. But, if you're crime requires more than that amount of time you get a one day break on tight parole after each month sentence. If you get the one month sentence more than 5 times, you will be banished.
Our Bill of Rights
Our bill of rights states that everyone in Arcadia is equal and any discrimination against race, religion, and any ethnicity is prohibited. All residents of Arcadia are guaranteed equal treatment under our laws. Our Bill of Rights states that each citizen has the right to freedom of speech,( as long as it is not discriminatory) personal opinions, the pursuit of happiness, freedom of creativity, and more.
" From roots to results."
What We Believe Is A Successful Society:
Our country is located very
close to the middle, but a bit further
east of what is currently known as
Italy. The capital city, Amia, is
located where modern day Vatican
It's bordered by water on two
sides. There are four minor bodies
of water surrounding Arcadia. The
largest is the Mediterranean Sea,
along with the Tyrrhenian, Adriatic,
and Ionian Seas.
Our Utopia is also
surrounded by three countries
and two continents. The Atlantic
Ocean is the closest large body
of water near our Utopia.
Capital City: Amia
Other Major Cities:
The capital city is located to the bottom left of our Utopia, by the coast.
We chose the name "Arcadia" for our utopia
because it means perfect, and we want our utopia to be a perfect society.
We chose the names for our cities by their meaning. Each name has its own unique meaning that helps relate to what the city is like. Ex: Amia means beloved. We named it that because our capital city is greatly loved and admired by the citizens of Arcadia. Another city, Adalia means noble and it was inspired by the great king who protected and founded our utopia in the very beginning.
Arcadia doesn't have a decided religion and has many different religions because we believe that your religion should be your choice. We will not tolerate any discrimination against anybody's choice of religion no matter who it is or what their religion.
In Arcadia we speak English as our main language due to it's popularity with the residents living in the empire and trading partners. We have very many languages used in Arcadia due to freedom of culture, though everyone is encouraged to learn some English. If you are new to Arcadia and cannot speak English, free English lessons to the public are available.
Arcadia has many different ethnic groups,
because it is a very popular empire, lots of people from all over the world move to Arcadia to start a new and better life.
In Arcadia we eat mostly vegetables, salads, pasta, and other types of food near that area due to geography and climate of Arcadia. We are known for our wine that makes popular trade all over the world.
The buildings in Arcadia are mostly beautiful palaces and small cottages, residents choose to live in them because they are able to express themselves. They can choose big and elegant or small and cozy. Some people have different taste than others and would rather live in a different home than the majority of the population, so we allow our citizens to chose which/what dwelling they own.
Residents in Arcadia listen mostly to calm classical music, or lively, upbeat pop music.
Artwork is something that helps our resident's capabilities and imagination flow. Some of our most beautiful artwork comes from those who let their imagination flow. Some citizens say that art is like an escape from reality for them; it helps them clear their mind.
Dancing is another popular thing to do in Arcadia. Lots of citizens like spend the evening dancing. They dance to music at parties, dates, special occasions, or just for fun. Or they can visit plays, concerts, restaurants, etc. to watch professionals dance.
Arcadia has a wide variety of natural resources, such as the usual renewable resources, like coal, zinc, marble, pumice, pyrite, natural gas, and fish. There are also lots of natural energy sources such as solar power and wind energy.
There are many plants in Arcadia that thrive due to the climate. Arcadia has many flowers, herbs, and forests, but its most common plants consist of those in the vegetable category. Some of these plants are olives, broccoli, grapes, carrots, garlic, and lots more! These kinds of plants can help make meals like salad. But there is much more than plants that can be used for food, like violets, roses, evergreen trees, thyme, orchid, almond trees, and much more!
There a lot of animals living in Arcadia, such as wild goats, wolves, brown bears, deer, birds, squirrel, wild cats, boars, foxes, cows, and lots more! Many of these animals live in Arcadia because of our many forests all over the land!
Use of Natural Resources and Energy
Important People in our History
Arcadia's Declaration of Independence
The residents in Arcadia enjoy hot, summer weather most of the year. In contrast to the settled days of summer, the weather throughout Arcadia can vary in the autumn, winter and spring. This unpredictable weather can continue until the end of May and can start anytime after the beginning of September.
The winter months tend to alternate between clouds and rain and warmer, sunnier weather, but winter's temperature can change depending which region of Arcadia you live in. If you are near the coast in Arcadia, winter is very wet, cold and windy. The Western side of Arcadia experiences far more rain then the Eastern side, which is windier, especially north of Alanosa where Arcadia is subject to the strong Bora winds.
Arcadia's founder and most respected leader, King Amheer lies buried in the capital city, Amia. King Amheer is buried in the middle of the city in " The Great Founders Museum". Visitors to the museum and tourists from other countries are not allowed to see his burial space, but there are multiple exhibits relating to King Amheer and his wife, Queen Adette.
King Amheer was the prime founder of Arcadia, and his wife, Queen Adette, was elected as our first democratically-elected president after the king's death. Due to her death, three years later, each presidential term is three years and you are not allowed to run more than twice.
In Arcadia, the most common form of transportation is biking because it's eco-friendly and it helps our citizens stay healthy by getting exercise.
But if you are traveling long distances, there are 7 buses that constantly travel on the 7 main roads leading to the 7 major cities, stopping in the smaller towns on the way. There are bike racks at each bus stop so people can ride around in the city. In order to get a bike, you slide your card into the slot in front of the bike and it will be released from the machine. While using the bike does not cost money, you have to slide your card into the slot so we know who has which bike.
Water travel is also used but usually only to get to coastal towns or cities. We mainly use sail boats or solar powered boats to travel to these coastal areas (so not to pollute the ocean). Our public ferry system efficiently moves people, produce and other goods from place to place.
All of these types of transportation are free, but each citizen is responsible for what they individually use.
Before the festival of names, a newborn baby's name will not be officially released. Only close family will know the baby's name. The Festival of Names is when the name's of all the recent newborn children are officially released (everyone learns it) and it celebrates their new life in the community.
Another special holiday is Forgiving Day. On this day, citizens of Arcadia write down with a piece of charcoal everything that has made them upset over the past year on a piece of bark. After everyone has finished, they burn all the bark in a massive bonfire and cook a feast over it.
Arcadia has a mixed economy. We produce some agricultural products such as wine, olive oil, and a variety of cheeses.
Arcadian residents also dig for resources such as oil, petroleum and coal. Some of which are sold to other countries. Arcadia trades with our surrounding countries and also countries across the ocean(s).
The government is in charge of all the economics and the citizens contribute towards the economy by making their own trade within the different cities.
Food and Buildings
In Arcadia, all of our energy comes from solar and wind power. We have solar panel farms in the outskirts of Nadia, which is one of our major cities, and and a wind turbine farm on the opposite side of the country on the outskirts of Kanaya. Our food comes from local farms and our water comes from rivers and gets purified before it is sent for public use. All meat comes from animals nearing the end of their life after they have produced other goods for our community. They are killed in a very humane way and nothing is wasted.
Some of the most important holidays in Arcadia are Foundation Day, The Festival of Names, Animal Day, and much more!
In order to save farm land for exported goods, many buildings have “farm walls”. These walls horizontally grow crops for citizens to eat and to feed animals. Office buildings might grow food for their product or to serve to workers, while apartments grow community gardens to share amongst the residents. Lastly, building owners are instructed to raise animals, grow trees, or plant crops that cannot develop in ground(sideways) to sell and use in their facilities
We believe that we can all work towards decreasing pollution so we try to do so in Arcadia. Our transportation system is created to conserve gasoline. First, any trucks for moving large amounts of products can only travel a few times a year, and only on certain roads. Inside towns and in cities, we prohibit any energy consuming form of transportation. For the most part, we use bicycles and carriages. As a result of this, we must keep cities fairly small. To get from city to city, there are small energy-conserving, pollution free buses that travel a path to the next stop. These buses must be about seventy-five percent full, otherwise we would waste gasoline. Our transportation process allows not only a healthier planet, but less money spent on travel so we can use it on education or our green buildings.
Education is free to the public, and our teachers are paid through other funding and donations. Our country requires all children to go to school so that they can get good jobs, understand things better, learn of important traditions, lead better lives, and more. There is a basic standard of things that kids need to know, like math, reading, science, history, and social studies. After their basic education, they can go to college, which is also free.
Because college is also free, it relies on funding from the government or donations by Arcadian residents. Students are able to pick some of the studies that they can learn from, which leads to which path in life that they will pursue. Arcadia ensures that all kids get a good start to lead to a happy life.
Arcadia declared itself a country on July twenty-fifth, which is when Arcadian's celebrate Independence Day. Arcadia was founded by King Amheer. In Arcadia the citizens call modern-day France, Lefie, and it is one of Arcadia's prime trading partners. Lefie was at war with Sedecrem which is modern-day Germany. King Amheer was the cause of this war and the Lefies' believed that King Amheer was in the wrong for causing this war. He was losing this war, which added to the Lefies' hateful feelings toward King Amheer.
The Lefiean government soon thereafter banished him to what we know as Italy, but at that time it was unclaimed territory, and his wife, Queen Adette followed him. He than got the idea that ended in the founding and building of Arcadia and its main cities. After the building of Amia and the other main cities King Amheer wrote and signed the Arcadian Deceleration Of Ecnadnepedni( which means independence).
Some of our Natural Resources
By Talia, Ali, Alekhya, Audrey & Aleza
One of our major holidays in Arcadia is Mak Diere Dag, which literally translates to "Domesticated Animal Day" in Afrikaans. On Mak Diere Dag, we celebrate all of our animals, from pets to farm animals, to the animals which we consume. In Arcadia, we feel that all animals that have helped us should get a reward, so we created a national holiday in honor of them. Some of the traditions of Mak Diere Dag are to let working animals (work horses, dairy cows, etc.) have a day of rest, to stop eating meat to honor the animals that some Arcadians consume regularly, and to make little treats for pets.