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Saint Petersburg
Stpete

Foundation

1097

Location

Aloia

State

Saint Petersburg

Population

4.8 million
8.1 million metropolitan

Notable structures

Kronstadt Naval Cathedral

The Imperial Free City of Saint Petersburg (German: Sankt Petersburg) is a city and free state in the Kingdom of Aloia. Saint Petersburg is located across Saint Peter's Channel from the Aloian capital of Zumbrota. Along with most of the rest of southern Aloia, the historic native language in Saint Petersburg is German. However, Aloian English has been the main language in the city since the early 1600s.

History

Saint Petersburg was founded in 1097, 100 years after the baptism of King Olof of Minneapolis. Saint Petersburg was the second major city built at Saint Peter's Channel, then known as Odin's Great River. Saint Petersburg was established by the Saxon Order and named for Peter the Apostle.

Saint Petersburg was the city where the Baltic League was born. Merchants from Saint Petersburg, Uppsala, Gothenburg, and Augsburg gathered in 1261 to create a defensive alliance that would one day become the Baltic League, and eventually the Kingdom of Aloia. 

Throughout its history, Saint Petersburg has had a rivalries with primarily Minneapolis and also Uppsala for control in their united country. Along with Halle and Kongisberg, Saint Petersburg has been seen as the leading city of the German Aloians. Uppsala has been seen as the leading city of the Swedish Aloians, and Minneapolis has led the English Aloians. Unlike its rivals, Saint Petersburg has never hosted the Aloian capital, however it did host the central offices of Baltic League, before its 1417 reformation, and is located only 5 miles across Saint Peter's Channel from the current capital, Zumbrota.

Along with the rest of the Baltic League, Saint Petersburg recognized the King of Minnesota and Konza as its sovereign in 1417. The Protestant Reformation went through Saint Petersburg peacefully, with the Archbishop of Saint Petersburg being an early supporter of Martin Luther. In 1557, most of the Baltic cities south of Saint Petersburg left the League, in protest of Baltic Church and the Protestant Reformation. Saint Petersburg's city council led conquests and negotiations, in effort to bring Terra Mariana back into the Baltic League.

In 1593, the Uppsala Synod gives the Baltic League a new name, the Kingdom of Aloia. King Gustavus Adolphus uses Saint Petersburg as a major military base for his reconquests of Terra Mariana. All the southern League cities are back under the Aloian crown by 1631. 

In 1849, the capital of Aloia was moved to Zumbrota, just across Saint Peter's Channel from Saint Petersburg. This caused growth and development in Saint Petersburg also because of the proximity.

Saint Petersburg is considered the cultural capital of Aloia and has many examples of Aloia's best architecture throughout the ages.

Kronstadt Naval Base

The Royal Aloian Navy has based a large fleet and most of its operations in Kronstadt since its inception in 1116. Kronstadt is an island in Saint Peter's Channel

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