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New Vaduz

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New Vaduz
Official language German, Craitish
Capital New Vaduz
Government Monarchy
Current leader King Craitman

New Vaduz was a territory of Craitland located in central Keltia.

History

The land of the future New Vaduz—on the west bank of the Rodinia River in central Keltia—first appeared on MCS maps in the second series, appearing as part of the Free Republic's expansive Caput Popularis division on the only known map of the time. On the next known map of Micras, and the only version from the third series on record, the land is now controlled by the Federal Free Republic and included in its Kuralyovia subdivision.

While still undated, between eight claimsmap versions from 4.0.0 to 4.8.0, the land was claimed by Baracão, forming part of its Grandos Llanos region. From version 5.0.0, the land came under the rule of Treesia which, at the time, coincidentally also claimed the majority of the future Craitish mainland on the Fifth Isle. Treesian rule over the land lasted until sometime in 2004, when it became unclaimed for the first recorded time with version 6.7.0.

This period was short-lived, however, with Guimontia establishing a claim on the land beginning with version 6.7.1. Guimontia's claims were removed later in the year after version 6.7.8, and were followed by another short unclaimed period between versions 6.7.9 and 6.8.4 before Attera arrived on version 6.8.5. Under Attera, the now-New Vaduzian land was situated close to its capital city of Mareau. Atteran presence in the region remained until the first recorded map from 2006, version 7.0.5, before being removed on version 7.0.6.

The land then underwent its most prolonged period of having no claimants, staying green on all map versions from 7.0.6 to 12.4.0 over an estimated period of just under two Gregorian years.

New Vaduz was established as a Craitish territory in November 2007, and was first recorded as such on claimsmap version 12.5.0 that month.

The territory was dissolved and unclaimed by Craitland in November 2020; 13 years after its foundation.

Geography

Government

Culture

New Vaduz's culture was unabashedly based on the European microstate of Liechtenstein. The territory's name was a crude recycling of that of the Liechtensteiner capital city of Vaduz; an influence further cemented by the territory's flag's similarity to that of the city's flag and arms combined. As a result of this influence, New Vaduz's culture was primarily Germanic, with German having been its official tongue.

Although initially unintentional, having been established with no land borders to any other nations, New Vaduz ultimately enjoyed an extremely close relationship with Hamland for the majority of its existence; a mirror of Liechtenstein's affinity to neighbouring Switzerland. Due to close relations between Craitland and Hamland, the latter was afforded dominion over certain issues such as public services and transport links in New Vaduz, while the territory's sports teams regularly competed in Hammish tournaments.

Sport

For its diminutive area and population, New Vaduz experienced a fair amount of sporting success in its history.

The territory's two professional association football teams—FC New Vaduz and VB New Schaan—were admitted to the Hamland Premier League in 2009 and performed well enough for neither to have ever faced relegation, with both sides also reaching the final of the Hamland Cup once apiece. Internationally, the national selection qualified for two FMF World Cups and two EMU Championships, though performed poorly at each finals after their surprising success in the qualifying tournaments.

New Vaduzian athletes won two medals at the curtailed 2018 Micras Games, outperforming a number of larger, sovereign entrant nations.