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CHAT: OT Conculture Was Re: CHAT: Ability of Americans & Europeans to locate each others cities

From:Wesley Parish <wes.parish@...>
Date:Wednesday, September 18, 2002, 8:32
On Wed, 18 Sep 2002 04:02, Balazs Sudar wrote:
> Andreas Johansson <and_yo@...> 2002.09.17. 09:59:11-kor írta: > > Tim May wrote: > > > I _can_ name most of the national capitals in Eurasia and the > > > Americas, though, so that's something. > > > > I used to know all in the Old World (the Caribean and Oceania are so > > packed with mini-states that I never bothered trying the New World). > > However, since you almost never talk of the capital of Niger (Niamey!) > > and similar countries, I've forgotten many African ones. I still remember > > all the European ones, and most Asian. > > I used to know the new ones too, because I was concerned in some geological > works with my girlfriend. But no more... (I surely don't know the capitals > of the states of the USA) They are too much to remember, when I have to > know the whole german literature :) But I think I still remember 70-80% of > them. > > Balazs > > P.S.: If I'll create a conculture, I'll create as many countrys and > capitals as possible. And believe me I will remember them!! :)))))
Does anyone have a system in their conculture/s for the criteria needed to distinguish a minor city from a capital city, and a capital city from an economically vital one? In the world of Kero Siritse, the siritse (commonwealth) is automatically vested in the economically most vital city - the citizens would find the alternatives strange. In the other world orbiting the other Alpha Centauri star, Ghye-Ineat (The World of Light) cities exist pretty much on their own, with vast distances between them, and very little trade, owing to the existence of Yhe Farr and their Ineya Khara Ansha depredations. Sonsequently, the situation is kinda like the desert zone of North Africa/Middle East. and cities tend to exist on their own. Major cities tend to be those with significant-sized hinterlands - Tarso-I'en sits at the mouth of a river which has a Murray River-sized drainage basin, and most of that is defended by Lakhabrech villages from Yhe Farr incursions. Wesley Parish -- Mau e ki, "He aha te mea nui?" You ask, "What is the most important thing?" Maku e ki, "He tangata, he tangata, he tangata." I reply, "It is people, it is people, it is people."