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In the world of Vice Roleplay, Miami-Dade County and its entities therein do not exist and instead are replaced entirely by the cities that make up the world of GTA Vice City: City of Vice (western island) and City of Vice Beach (eastern island). The cities fall within Vice-Dade County, Florida. The server shall aim to accurately replicate the Miami-Dade County with its county structure, governmental agencies, etc.

Real life counterparts:
  • Vice-Dade County replaces Miami-Dade County
    • City of Vice replaces City of Miami
      • Downtown Vice replaces Greater Downtown Miami, Miami
      • Little Haiti replaces Little Haiti, Miami
      • Little Havana replaces Little Havana, Miami
      • VicePort replaces PortMiami, Dodge Island, Miami
      • Starfish Island replaces Venetian Islands, Miami
    • City of Vice Beach replaces City of Miami Beach
      • Leaf Links replaces Normandy Shores, Miami Beach
      • Prawn Island replaces Bay Harbor Islands, Miami-Dade County
      • Vice Point replaces North Beach, Miami Beach
      • Washington Beach replaces Mid-Beach and Bayshore, Miami Beach
      • Ocean Beach replaces South Beach, Miami Beach
    • Escobar International Airport (Vice International Airport) replaces Miami International Airport, Miami-Dade County
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Vice-Dade County, Florida
Vice-Dade County, Florida
County
View of Downtown Vice skyline
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Nickname(s): "Dade County", "Dade", "Metro-Dade", "Greater Vice"
Country United States
State Florida
RegionSouth Florida
Metro areaVice
FoundedJanuary 18, 1836
Named forFrancis L. Dade
County seat Vice City
Largest cityVice City
Government
- BodyVice-Dade Board of County Commissioners
- Vice-Dade Board of County CommissionersCommissioners
TBU
- MayorTBU
Primary AirportVice International Airport VIA
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Vice-Dade County is a county in the southeastern part of the U.S. state of Florida. According to a 2019 consensus, it is the most populous county in Florida and the seventh-most populous county in the United States. The county seat is Vice, the principal city in South Florida.

The western and eastern portions of the county are heavily urbanized with many high-rise buildings along the coastline, including South Florida's central business district, Downtown Vice.
History
Native people
The earliest evidence of Native American settlement in the Vice region came from about 12,000 years ago. The first inhabitants settled on the banks of the Vice River, with the main villages on the northern banks.

The inhabitants at the time of first European contact were the Tequesta people, who controlled much of southeastern Florida. The Tequesta Indians fished, hunted, and gathered the fruit and roots of plants for food, but did not practice agriculture. They buried the small bones of the deceased with the rest of the body, and put the larger bones in a box for the village people to see. The Tequesta are credited with making the Vice Circle.
European explorers and settlers
Juan Ponce de León was the first European to visit the area in 1513 by sailing into Biscayne Bay. His journal records he reached Chequescha, a variant of Tequesta, which was Vice's first recorded name. It is unknown whether he came ashore or made contact with the natives. Pedro Menéndez de Avilés and his men made the first recorded landing when they visited the Tequesta settlement in 1566 while looking for Avilés' missing son, shipwrecked a year earlier. Spanish soldiers led by Father Francisco Villarreal built a Jesuit mission at the mouth of the Vice River a year later but it was short-lived. After the Spaniards left, the Tequesta Indians were left to fend themselves from European-introduced diseases like smallpox. By 1711, the Tequesta sent a couple of local chiefs to Havana, Cuba, to ask if they could migrate there. The Cubans sent two ships to help them, but Spanish illnesses struck and most of the Tequesta died.

The first permanent European settlers arrived in the early 19th century. People came from the Bahamas to South Florida and the Keys to hunt for treasure from the ships that ran aground on the treacherous Great Florida Reef. Some accepted Spanish land offers along the Vice River. At about the same time, the Seminole Indians arrived, along with a group of runaway slaves. The area was affected by the Second Seminole War, during which Major William S. Harney led several raids against the Indians. Most non-Indian residents were soldiers stationed at Fort Dallas. It was the most devastating Indian war in American history, causing almost a total loss of population in Vice.

After the Second Seminole War ended in 1842, William English re-established a plantation started by his uncle on the Vice River. He charted the "Village of Vice" on the south bank of the Vice River and sold several plots of land. In 1844, Vice became the county seat, and six years later a census reported there were ninety-six residents in the area. The Third Seminole War was not as destructive as the second, but it slowed the settlement of southeast Florida. At the end of the war, a few of the soldiers stayed.
Establishment
Dade County was created on January 18, 1836, under the Territorial Act of the United States. The county was named after Major Francis L. Dade, a soldier killed in 1835 in the Second Seminole War, at what has since been named the Dade Battlefield.
Hurricanes
The third-costliest natural disaster to occur in the United States was Hurricane Andrew, which hit Vice in the early morning of Monday, August 24, 1992. It struck the southern part of the county from due east, south of Vice. Damages numbered over US$25 billion in the county alone, and recovery has taken years in these areas where the destruction was greatest. This was the costliest natural disaster in US history until Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf region in 2005.
Name change
On November 13, 1997, voters changed the name of the county from Dade to Vice-Dade to acknowledge the international name recognition of Vice City. Voters were acting pursuant to home rule powers granted to Dade County, including the ability to change the name of the county without the consent of the Florida Legislature. The change in name also addressed a source of public dissatisfaction with the name "Dade" which was chosen to honor Francis L. Dade, who had been killed in the Dade Massacre in the 1830s. The massacre did not occur in South Florida, but in the west central part of the state, in present-day Sumter County, near Bushnell. There is also a Dade City, which is closer to the site of the massacre.

Geography
Vice Point Quay in Vice Point
Vice-Dade County is the third-largest county in Florida by land area and second-largest by total area. Most of the water is in the Bayshore Bay, with another significant portion in the adjacent Atlantic Ocean.

The bay is divided from the Atlantic Ocean by the many barrier isles along the coast, one of which is where well-known Vice Beach is located, home to Ocean Beach.
City districts and neighborhoods
Vice-Dade County includes 2 major cities, 10 neighborhoods and 1 unincorporated region.
• Downtown Vice (Vice City)• Little Haiti (Vice City)• Little Havana (Vice City)
• VicePort (Vice City)• Starfish Island (Vice City)• Leaf Links (Vice Beach)
• Prawn Island (Vice Beach)• Vice Point (Vice Beach)• Washington Beach (Vice Beach)
• Ocean Beach (Vice Beach)• Vice International Airport (Unincorporated)
Public Services
Fire rescue
Further information: Vice-Dade Fire Rescue Department

The Vice-Dade County Fire Rescue Department is the agency that provides fire protection and emergency medical services for Vice-Dade County, Florida. The department serves the municipalities and unincorporated areas of Vice-Dade County from 60 fire stations. The Department also provides fire protection services for Vice International Airport.
Police Department
Further information: Vice-Dade Police Department

The Vice-Dade Police Department is a full-service metropolitan police department serving Vice-Dade County's unincorporated areas, although it has lenient mutual aid agreements with other municipalities. It is Florida's largest police department, and the largest police department in the South East of the United States. The Department is often referred to by its former name, the Metro-Dade Police or simply Metro.

The Vice-Dade Police Department operates out of two districts throughout the county and has two special bureaus. The director of the department is William Kowalski, who succeeded Samuel Alvarado.

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