I know that it's Yank's baby, but that makes no sense for here, imo.
Lordganon 18:57, December 22, 2010 (UTC)
Sorry. I copied the contents of the article from the Vandalia page. I guess I forgot to change it to United Communities. --Yank 00:27, December 23, 2010 (UTC)
No need to apologize Yank, though I'm glad it was just a mistake, lol. Lordganon 04:19, December 23, 2010 (UTC)
The Republic of New York expands into the Elmira area
Elmira is a small city south of Ithaca. It is home to the Anchor Glass Container Corporation, the Elmira Correctional Facility and Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles USA. If Elmira survived doomsday, I believe that Ithaca would try to persuade Elmira to join the Republic of New York. Goldwind1 22:11, January 22, 2012 (UTC)
No, it is not intact. If it was, it would already be part of this. Simple. Lordganon 08:09, September 28, 2011 (UTC)
"I Love New York" is the motto, eh?
In New York, we have a saying: "You may love New York, but New York hates you."
Just thought I'd bring that up because I always found it funny and it fits perfectly here.
This state is a successor to the old state government, not NYC. From what I have heard nuclear devastation would be an improvement for the Bronx. Yank 04:36, July 11, 2012 (UTC)
I really think that the Republic of New York should begin looking for a way to exapnd into neighboring counties to provide stability. Chemung County is out of the question (we already know Elmira is abandoned), but there are a few other bordering counties that the Republic could expand into.
Chenango County: It's a predominatly rural area and the largest town (Norwich) only has about 7000 residents in real life (and probably a bit less around Doomsday). The county itself had about 50000 people in 1980. It likely could have sustained itself, but there is the possibility of refugees from Syracuse that fled there (but there is no freeway linking the two areas, making it less likely, as people would likely take the quickest way out of a city when panicking.)
Cortland County: I think that if Cortland city itself survived, the Republic would have already taken it over. Considering that has not happened, it's pretty safe to assume that Cortland (and likely Homer, just to the north of it) have been abandoned. However, the more rural areas of the county (at least those south of Cortland) probably survived if they weren't overwhelemd with refugees from Syracuse, which lies directly to the north on Interstate 81. North of Cortland and Homer, most of the area is probably either abandoned or contaminated with radiation.
Delaware County: The New York Rangers have alrady taken control of at least some of it, as they do have a branch in Delhi, for example. However, I could see a trading post being established at Deposit, which is on the Broome/Delaware border.
Cayuga County: The main city in the county, Auburn, likely collapsed when refugees from Syracuse poured into it. The surrounding farmland is also likely abandoned, but perhaps farmable. But there are likely small communities scattered around the county beyond a roughly 5-mile radius from Auburn. I see particular incentive in New York taking this county, because it provides the most direct route to Oswego and the Great Lakes over land.
Seneca County: Most of this county is likely inhabited, but sparsely. The parts I'm a bit unsure of are the northernmost areas, where about 1/3rd, if not more, of the people in the county lived pre-Doomsday. But the county is pretty distant from the nearest nuked cities, so I think the two major towns (Waterloo and Seneca Falls) could have survived. I see not much incentive in having New York annex this area, but there's probably still some good farmland here.
Schuyler County: This county is very likely intact (it only had abut 17500 residents in 1980). There are likely very few, if any, refugees that came here post-Doomsday, due to the distance from major population centers. However, some of those who abandoned Elmira could have ended up here. Overall, though, there is probably no good reason for New York to annex it, unless they want to annex Steuben County, which is mentioned below.
Steuben County: With a population of 100000 pre-Doomsday, Steuben County is the largest county mentioned here. Corning likely was abandoned like Elmira, but if the Glass Works can be repaired (if they are still standing), I can see New York looking to annex this county. Most of the areas west of and perhaps including Bath, though, are likely inhabited. However, some Rochester refugees could have ended up here, but the distance make the possible numbers of them minimal.
18.104.22.168 13:15, January 13, 2013 (UTC)
...Since when does an abandoned area mean it is out of the question? That doesn't make any sense. Elmira would be one of the first areas they expand to - even abandoned, it would be a very good base for expansion.
The Norwich area's really not all that good for farming, compared to others. Also doesn't really have other food reserves, or the population to stave off refugees. Refugees from Syracuse will also get there - there are many roads between them.
Cortland would have gotten a lot of refugees from Syracuse - the positioning of the strike, likely centered south of the airport, would have sent a lot of them in that general direction. And given its position on the interstate, a lot of these would have ended up in Cortland. Between the ones who survived the encounter with the locals, and the fleeing locals, that more or less writes off the area.
Delaware County's a write-off. The NYR have most of it by this point.
Auburn would have gotten refugees from two directions, and radiation from Seneca Army Depot. Nor are the Republic and Oswego aligned in the same direction - the Republic would be much better off building rails into State College, or trying to repair the Erie Canal to some degree.
Seneca County is pretty much a write-off, with the hit on the depot.
Schuyler County is going to be, by and large, under their control on some level, already.
Steuben County is much too distant.
The artical says that the Republic of New York's capital is both Ithacoa and Tioga a.ka New Albany. What I meen is that the infobox says the capital is Ithaca and furthur in the artical it says that the abondanded town of Tioga is being rebuilt to be used as the new capital of the Republic and being renamed New Albany. The infobox needs to be changed.
22.214.171.124 21:04, October 20, 2013 (UTC)Jacob Chesley
...No, it does not. You're misreading that.
Ithaca is the capital. "New Albany" will be the capital at a later date, but is not currently it. It is being built.