Southern Colonies

"The Southern Colonies are where you wanna be!"

Colonies of the Region

Welcome to the Southern Colonies! This is the start of a revolution in the colonization of America. First, you need to get to know the colonies in this region.

Maryland

The first and most northern colony is Maryland. Maryland's climate is fairly normal with cold winters, good for skiing, and warm summers, which are good for fun outside. The colony is located on low, fertile land that surrounds the Chesapeake Bay. Most of the settlers are Catholics and Protestants seeking religious and political freedom, which is what the colony was created for. Maryland is self-governing, like most colonies, so it is independent from English rule, and the economy is based off of a multitude of things. Farming (crops, livestock, etc.), ranching, lumbering, shipping, fishing, and iron mining are a few of them. The colony accepts all religions although most settlers are Catholics.

Virginia

Virginia is the next colony up, and is located just below Maryland. Virginia's climate is good for people who do not like winter, with mild winters and warmer summers. Virginia is made up of mostly coastal lowlands backed up against some wooded mountains. The settlers in this colony are mostly landowners and skilled laborers who are seeking a profit outside of English rule. The colony is, like most, self governing, but has an assembly that is elected by the people. The economy here is made up of farming, mostly the farming of tobacco, which is why the colony was settled. The religion in this colony is the Church of England, for those who want to keep the same religion and don't want to bother with changing churches.

North Carolina

Welcome to North Carolina! North Carolina is seated right up against the bottom of Virginia. Although the colony was set up by King Charles II as a "Royal colony" for his Proprietors, the colony does boast religious freedom. The colonies climate is nice and mild with nice warm summers and more mild winters, meaning you can pretty much grow crops almost all year. The colony is made up of nice coastal plains, mountain ranges, and tall plateaus. The colony is also run as a "Royal Colony" as said earlier, but it is not run by King Charles II him self. It's run by his Proprietor, who elects an assembly of people to run the colony. The economy is made up of mostly farming (Tobacco, cotton, livestock, crops, etc.)

South Carolina

Seated right up agains the bottom of North Carolina (Which is, obviously, why it's called South Carolina) is South Carolina, an attempt at creating an agricultural base in America, and a good place for those who don't like the cold. It has nice warm summers and mild winters. South Carolina is made up of a nice coastline and a few swampy areas here and there. Most of the settlers here are English, but there are a few from Barbados too. The colony is self-governing, and its economy is mostly agricultural (Rice and indigo). The best part is, South Carolina accepts all religious groups.

Georgia

Last but not least, we have Georgia. Georgia, placed right up against the bottom of South Carolina, is a great place for those who like the heat of the Southern Colonies. There are nice warm summers, and mild winters here in Georgia, and the landscape is beautiful with red-clay plains, and wetland areas. The settlers here are mostly people seeking religious freedom and English debtors (The colony was set up mostly to help keep debtors out of English jails). Georgia is self governing, and the economy is made up of farming (Crops, livestock) and trade. The colony, like most of them, accepts people of all religions.

Southern Colonies

In summary, the Southern Colonies are the colonies to live in if you want to move to America. The weather here is generally nice, with milder winters than the other colonies, and most of our colonies offer religious freedom and a beautiful landscape. Don't hesitate to make a trip down to the Southern Colonies, because this is a place you don't want to miss out on!

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