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01. Orbis Tertius | 4. Cold wind, tide moves in | c. Rise up iii.

iii. Zion City, Illinois, was established in 1902 as a Christian utopia by Scottish clergyman John Alexander Dowie, who planned the entire city before building commenced, basing it on the Union Jack. In 1987, the Illinois chapter of American Atheists filed suit against the city as its seal, featuring a cross, a dove and the phrase “God Reigns”, was unconstitutional.