National flag of Venne
The flag as it appears in-game
|Alliance||Independent Southern Powers|
|Motto||Ex Cinere (official)|
Venne is a state on CivMC located near the map's South Pole on the continent of Alenarith. Surrounded by exclaves of various other nations such as Mount Augusta, New Swisston of the Free Danzilonan Republic, and Cortesia Del Mar, Venne currently stands as the only country based entirely within the +,+ ice shelf region. The state's current iteration is a continuation of its presence on CivClassics 2.0, the article for which can be found here.
End of CivClassics
At the end of CivClassics, the mainline server directly preceding CivMC, Venne saw a period of rapid development. Infrastructure and wealth had been growing, and the nation's community grew alongside them. As such, the end of CivClassics on December 18, 2021 was a major blow to the country's upwards trajectory. Representatives of Venne were present at various major events of late CivClassics, such as the Battle of Eddie Murphy and the Classics End of the World party.
Moving to CivMC
Despite a downturn in the national community post-Classics, a contingent of Vennish citizens took part in an international planning forum whose goal was to create a new "superstate" of citizens from AF-CES nations. These plans were fraught with disagreement, and months later all that was left of the superstate was citizens from Iria, Mount September, and Venne, as well as several individual actors from elsewhere. The nation then took on a much more "Augustan" model, attempting to build from the constitution of Mount September and the charter of the Augustan Federation to create a federal republic known simply as "Augusta". This new plan persisted until shortly before the launch of CivMC, when the internal decision was made to adopt a more traditional constitution and take the name Mount Augusta.
When CivMC launched on June 2, 2022, it was then former Vennish citizen Shadowvdark who chose and settled the location of Mount Augusta. In the following weeks under Provisional Governor RedDevel, Mount Augusta's infrastructure would begin to develop and the nation's community grew. Most notably, this period saw the return of several veteran players from past iterations of Mount Augusta, whose traditional ideas of the country often conflicted with the more politically progressive players of the former Augustan Federation.
Exodus from Mount Augusta
As time went on, the political schism in Mount Augusta grew broader. Tensions came to a peak with the controversial election of ComradeNick as governor, with accusations of voter brigading causing many to feel unrepresented.