TONGOLIA

Created by James C. Taylor

Tongolia is a central Pacific archipelago nation located northeast of American Samoa, northwest of French Polynesia, and south of Kiribati. Originally, it was once a part of the Tui Tongan Empire, culturally tied to Tonga further to the southwest. Many of the islands in the archipelago are volcanic, making the nation a part of the Pacific Ring of Fire. While the Tongolian capitol is a modern city with a small international airport, some places, such as the village of Poa, are more rustic. The primary reminder of Tongolia's "discovery" by Broderick Mandfield are the Mansfield Mountains: Mount Racquel and Mount Theodolinda (named for Broderick's daughters). There is some disagreement on the pronuncuiation of the nation's name. In North America, it is usually said as if it rhymes with "Mongolia", but in Europe it is said with the emphasis on "lia". With international tourism being a huge part of the Tongolese economy, the locals appear to have no preference.

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