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  • Anyone wanna play?

    http://www.nationstates.net

    Come on guys! Let start a party and make ourselves a nation!
    We'll run it the way we want to!

  • #2
    Looks fascinating, Theocrat. Give me time to research what all is entailed and I'll be on board!
    "Wounds are all I'm made of. Did I hear you say that this is victory?"
    --Michael Moorcock, Veteran of the Psychic Wars

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    • #3
      Verrrrry interesting, mein President (uh oh, I'm lapsing in to crazy Dr. Strangelove mode already). The book it's promoting seems fairly cool too. I'm just reading the FAQ to see if I want to set up a little nation of my own... the problem I always find with games where you can create or manage cities/nations, is that it sounds like fun to begin with, but then you get bogged down with lots of responsibilites and rules and it's too much like hard work. Reminds me of a story in 2000 AD where the "hero" simply talks a crazy despot out of taking over the world by reminding him just how complicated and annoying the job would actually be.

      Still, good linking! :clap:
      "That which does not kill us, makes us stranger." - Trevor Goodchild

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      • #4
        The novel it's inspired from looks fun, too: Jennifer government

        Good call!

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        • #5
          I've got that book but not read it yet.

          Just finished Charles Stross 'Iron Sunrise'. It's not as blackly humorous as the first one - a bit more political and angry, you can tell it's a book written now - but it does have a lot of amusing ideas (like the UN as a profit-making mediation body representing 1000s of micro-nations, selling diplomatic skills across the local sector). Overall I had a sneaking feeling I'd read the book before (one of the Stainless Steel Rat books) but will see when the obviously sign-posted sequel comes out. The first one 'Singularity Sky' is very good though - and the novella published with 'Argosy' magazine even better,

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          • #6
            Damn - the Confederacy of Dunces has been taken (no suprise). And Waldenstein. And Mirenburg. And The Morning Sun. And The Second Ether.

            Is everyone from Multiverse on their already?


            Anyway, I am now 'The Principality of the Cafe Royal

            Category : 'Scandinavian Liberal Paradise'.

            The Principality of The Cafe Royal is a tiny, environmentally stunning nation, remarkable for its burgeoning sparrow population. Its compassionate, intelligent population of 5 million enjoy extensive civil rights and enjoy a level of social equality free from the usual accompanying government corruption.

            The large government juggles the competing demands of Healthcare, Social Welfare, and Education. The average income tax rate is 26%, but much higher for the wealthy. A very small private sector is dominated by the Retail industry.

            Crime is moderate, and the police force struggles against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. The Cafe Royal's national animal is the sparrow, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its currency is the favour.

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            • #7
              Ok I'm:

              The Democratic States of Salmongeriz
              is a tiny, safe nation, renowned for its punitive income tax rates. Its intelligent population of 6 million love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

              It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, socially-minded government stops and the rest of society begins, but it is mainly concerned with Law & Order, although Healthcare and Social Welfare are secondary priorities. The average income tax rate is 51%, and even higher for the wealthy. Private enterprise is illegal, but for those in the know there is a slick and highly efficient black market in Retail.

              Voting is voluntary. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is well under control, thanks to a well-funded police force. Salmongeriz's national animal is the tiger, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its currency is the rukaars.

              Salmongeriz is ranked 3263rd in the region and 70,310th in the world for Safest Nations.

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              • #8
                The People's Republic of Typhi
                "It's Free Because It's Yours"

                UN Category: Scandinavian Liberal Paradise
                Civil Rights: Excessive
                Economy: Reasonable
                Political Freedoms: Average
                Location: The East Pacific

                The People's Republic of Typhi is a tiny, safe nation, notable for its devotion to social welfare. Its compassionate population of 5 million enjoy extensive civil rights and enjoy a level of social equality free from the usual accompanying government corruption.

                The enormous, liberal government is mainly concerned with Social Welfare, although Healthcare and Education are on the agenda. The average income tax rate is 36%, but much higher for the wealthy. A small but healthy private sector is led by the Uranium Mining industry, followed by Door-to-door Insurance Sales and Furniture Restoration.

                Crime is relatively low. Typhi's national animal is the cat and its currency is the harle.

                http://www.nationstates.net/cgi-bin/...n/nation=typhi

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                • #9
                  UN Category: Scandinavian Liberal Paradise
                  Civil Rights:Excessive
                  Economy:Struggling
                  Political Freedoms: Average

                  The Republic of Sulate is a tiny, environmentally stunning nation, remarkable for its devotion to social welfare. Its compassionate population of 5 million enjoy extensive civil rights and enjoy a level of social equality free from the usual accompanying government corruption.

                  It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, liberal, socially-minded government stops and the rest of society begins, but it devotes most of its attentions to Social Welfare, with areas such as Law & Order and Defence receiving almost no funds by comparison. The average income tax rate is 69%, and even higher for the wealthy. Private enterprise is illegal, but for those in the know there is a slick and highly efficient black market in Furniture Restoration.

                  Crime is totally unknown. Sulate's national animal is the bilby, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its currency is the erg.

                  I'm a bit dissapointed at actually having an "economy" as, given the choice, I would abolish economics and all concept of "the market"....
                  Does it follow that I reject all authority? Perish the thought. In the matter of boots, I defer to the authority of the boot-maker.
                  Bakunin

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                  • #10
                    Schwerenstein-

                    UN Category: Civil Rights Lovefest (huh?)
                    Civil Rights: World Benchmark
                    Economy: Good
                    Political Freedoms: World Benchmark

                    The United States of Schwerenstein is a tiny, socially progressive nation, renowned for its strong anti-business politics. Its hard-working, intelligent population of 6 million hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

                    The government -- a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, corrupt, liberal morass -- devotes most of its attentions to Social Welfare, with areas such as Law & Order and Defence receiving almost no funds by comparison. The average income tax rate is 36%. Private enterprise is illegal, but for those in the know there is a slick and highly efficient black market in Information Technology.

                    Voting is voluntary. Crime is relatively low. Schwerenstein's national animal is the vulture, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its currency is the dewd.

                    Schwerenstein is ranked 5016th in the region and 92,687th in the world for Safest Nations.

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                    • #11
                      We are a bunch of socialist nationalities?
                      Welfare paradises?

                      :)

                      Everybody seems to love the Scandinavian model..

                      Well... Anyone got an idea on how to unite these nanny nations together?

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                      • #12
                        You set up a group and then a fleet of military helicopters re-locates any nation that wants to join. I'm not kidding. The dictatorship of Arquinsiel has long since been left to rot though, as Arquinsiel found more interesting things to do elsewhere in the multiverse.

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                        • #13
                          I've just created a region for users of the MM board called (imaginatively) Moorcockonia. If anyone would like to move there, send me a telegram or email and I'll send you the password. :)

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                          • #14
                            Moorcockistas of the world unite :D

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                            • #15
                              Today, Moorcockonia; tomorrow the world!

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