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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old May 16th, 2006, 13:37 Thread Starter
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For all you treehuggers and burgening dictators: www.nationstates.net
There you can create and govern your own nation in the way you think it should be governed.

Here is mine:

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Las Peon "One Peon to rule them all"

The Dictatorship of Las Peon is a small, pleasant nation, remarkable for its complete absence of social welfare. Its hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 9 million are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The small, corrupt government is mainly concerned with Law & Order, although Education and Defence are on the agenda. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 6%. A robust private sector is led by the Furniture Restoration, Automobile Manufacturing, and Door-to-door Insurance Sales industries.

There are no minimum wage laws, a large-scale revitalization of the education system is underway, the latest Harry Potter book is a bestseller, and gambling is outlawed. Crime is moderate. Las Peon's national animal is the Fat cat and its currency is the lick.

Las Peon is ranked 38th in the region and 63,139th in the world for Largest Gambling Industry.
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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old May 16th, 2006, 13:42
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I have a state for some time already:

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The Republic of Greenwich Blues
"We shall never surrender, but name your terms anyway."

UN Category: Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights: Excellent
Economy: Strong
Political Freedoms: Good

The Republic of Greenwich Blues is a huge, socially progressive nation, remarkable for its punitive income tax rates. Its compassionate population of 463 million are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent government stops and the rest of society begins, but it is mainly concerned with Education, although Social Welfare and Healthcare are on the agenda. The average income tax rate is 100%. A small private sector is dominated by the Book Publishing industry.

The Greenwich Blues Automotive Racing Series draws millions of spectators annually while those near the tracks complain about the noise, people are now classified as male, female, or genderqueer, protesters are up in arms over new nuclear power stations, and the wearing and manufacture of fur apparel is banned. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Greenwich Blues's national animal is the bitch, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its currency is the marijuana joint.

Greenwich Blues is ranked 1st in the region and 34,640th in the world for Largest Gambling Industry.
Maybe we could create an Xtratime region Johan?

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post #3 of 21 (permalink) Old May 16th, 2006, 13:59 Thread Starter
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Sure like we would ever agree on any issues Lets see if some more is there or will join up first maybe. 100% tax?
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Being a good state to the citizens cost money and I don't get any issues where I can give them a tax-break. The game is exaggerating.

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The Empire of InCognitous
"Traquilo.... Smoke weed every day!"

Civil Rights: Average
Economy: Weak
Political Freedoms: Outlawed



The Empire of InCognitous is a tiny, environmentally stunning nation, renowned for its compulsory military service. Its cynical population of 6 million are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, corrupt, socially-minded government stops and the rest of society begins, but it concentrates mainly on Social Welfare, although Law & Order and Education are secondary priorities. The average income tax rate is 50%, 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.

Elections have been outlawed. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. InCognitous's national animal is the Stoned Eagle, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its currency is the Skunk.

InCognitous is ranked 55,189th in the world for Largest Defense Forces (per capita).





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post #6 of 21 (permalink) Old May 16th, 2006, 14:15 Thread Starter
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Geert would probably be able to make the tax go over 100%
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The Republic of Outragia
"Damned if you do, damned if you don't"

UN Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights: Very Good
Economy: Strong
Political Freedoms: Excellent

Location: A Happy Hippie Haven
Regional Influence: Minnow

The Republic of Outragia is a tiny, pleasant nation, remarkable for its absence of drug laws. Its hard-nosed, hard-working, intelligent population of 5 million have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Religion & Spirituality, Law & Order, and Social Welfare. The average income tax rate is 12%. A powerhouse of a private sector is led by the Door-to-door Insurance Sales, Soda Sales, and Pizza Delivery industries.

Crime is a serious problem, and the police force struggles against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Outragia's national animal is the dog and its currency is the zilch.
And this is the speech I gave when Outragia was moved to its new continent (the old one was lame and had bad breath):
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My citizens,
they said it couldn't be done. They said that oil and water couldn't mix. They said that Outragia couldn't simply move to another region to escape the chronic flatulence that used to plague our lives. They said that Tom Cruise couldn't act. They said that Salma Hayek would never go to bed with me. But they were WRONG about at least one of these things!

Today, as the movers finish unloading their vans and unpacking our trees, we look to the future and SQUINT! We squint and see a brighter future, and make a mental note to buy sunglasses next time we're shopping! The future is bright, the water is fresh and the booze is FOR FREE!

Rejoyce, citizens of Outragia -- Salma Hayek AGREED TO GO TO BED WITH US! They said it couldn't be done, but changed their minds after we beat them to within an inch of their lives! Don't forget to tip your waiter!

That is all.

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After that inspirational speech, the crowd went wild, so we sicced the attack dogs on 'em.

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post #8 of 21 (permalink) Old May 16th, 2006, 15:33
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Geert would probably be able to make the tax go over 100%
"People's Republik of Geertistan"
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post #9 of 21 (permalink) Old May 16th, 2006, 20:16
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"Thoshiro mifune is the best!"

UN Category: Capitalist Paradise
Civil Rights: Good
Economy: Thriving
Political Freedoms: Very Good

Location: The North Pacific

Regional Influence: Minnow

The Republic of Thosiro mifune fans is a tiny, economically powerful nation, remarkable for its barren, inhospitable landscape. Its hard-nosed, hard-working, intelligent population of 5 million are either ruled by a small, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

The small, pro-business government devotes most of its attentions to Law & Order, with areas such as Social Welfare and Religion & Spirituality receiving almost no funds by comparison. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 3%. A robust private sector is led by the Retail, Trout Farming, and Information Technology industries.
Crime is a serious problem. Thosiro mifune fans's national animal is the dragon and its currency is the thoshiro.
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The Nomadic Peoples of Indomonaco
"Tu Stultus Es"

UN Category: New York Times Democracy
Civil Rights:
Good Economy:
Reasonable Political Freedoms:
Excellent
Location: the Pacific

Regional Influence: Minnow

The Nomadic Peoples of Indomonaco is a tiny, environmentally stunning nation, notable for its compulsory military service. Its hard-nosed, intelligent population of 5 million enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The large government juggles the competing demands of Healthcare, Social Welfare, and Education. The average income tax rate is 27%, but much higher for the wealthy. A substantial private sector is led by the Automobile Manufacturing industry, followed by Arms Manufacturing and Door-to-door Insurance Sales.

Crime is moderate, and the police force struggles against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Indomonaco's national animal is the possum and its currency is the sneak.
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The Oppressed Peoples of Laziolandia
"Do as we say, don't do as we do!"

UN Category: Corporate Police State
Civil Rights:Some
Economy:Thriving
Political Freedoms:Unheard Of
Location: the South Pacific

Regional Influence: Minnow

The Oppressed Peoples of Laziolandia is a tiny, economically powerful nation, remarkable for its compulsory military service. Its hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 5 million are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed.

There is no government in the normal sense of the word; however, a small group of community-minded, corrupt individuals devotes most of its attentions to Law & Order, with areas such as Social Welfare and Religion & Spirituality receiving almost no funds by comparison. Income tax is unheard of. A powerhouse of a private sector is led by the Woodchip Exports, Basket Weaving, and Soda Sales industries.

Crime is a serious problem. Laziolandia's national animal is the dodo, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its currency is the moolah.

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Great site guys, thanks! :thmbup:

And let's get that XT region going.

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The Commonwealth of Tribalium
"There's like, a universe in all of us"

UN Category: New York Times Democracy
Civil Rights: Below Average
Economy: Strong
Political Freedoms: Superb
Location: the West Pacific

Regional Influence: Minnow

The Commonwealth of Tribalium is a tiny, devout nation, notable for its burgeoning spotted rabbit population. Its hard-nosed, hard-working, intelligent population of 5 million enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The large, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Religion & Spirituality, Law & Order, and Healthcare. The average income tax rate is 20%. A substantial private sector is led by the Basket Weaving industry, followed by Soda Sales and Beef-Based Agriculture.

Crime is moderate. Tribalium's national animal is the spotted rabbit and its currency is the dinar.
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Ok, I created a region for us called "The NewFound Lands of Xtratime". I can't be bothered to write something in the factbook so if someone has an idea just say it.

You'll need to enter a password to get in the region, the password is my nickname here in XT, aka "AMOROSO!".

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The Republic of Gazzadonia
"Daft as a brush, drunk as a skunk"

UN Category: Compulsory Consumerist State
Civil Rights:Some
Economy: Powerhouse
Political Freedoms: Rare
Location: the West Pacific Regional Influence: Minnow

The Republic of Gazzadonia is a tiny, economically powerful nation, remarkable for its complete absence of social welfare. Its hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 5 million are rabid consumers, partly through choice and partly because the government tells them to and dissenters tend to vanish from their homes at night.

The tiny, corrupt, pro-business government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Religion & Spirituality, and Commerce. Income tax is unheard of. A powerhouse of a private sector is led by the Cheese Exports, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Woodchip Exports industries.

Crime is a serious problem. Gazzadonia's national animal is the stella artois, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its currency is the beer token.


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I remember we already had an Xtratime-region at this site, but that was years ago...

Anyways, here's my country.

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The People's Republic of Binge And Purge
"There's no fun in fundamentalism."


UN Category: Scandinavian Liberal Paradise
Civil Rights: Excellent
Economy: Reasonable
Political Freedoms: Very Good

Location: The NewFound Lands of Xtratime
Regional Influence: Minnow

The People's Republic of Binge And Purge is a tiny, socially progressive nation, notable for its compulsory military service. 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 government -- a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, socially-minded morass -- is mainly concerned with Social Welfare, although Healthcare and Education are secondary priorities. The average income tax rate is 41%, but much higher for the wealthy. Private enterprise is illegal, but for those in the know there is a slick and highly efficient black market in Book Publishing.

Crime -- especially youth-related -- is well under control. Binge And Purge's national animal is the german, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its currency is the Euro.

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Looks like a laff

UN Category: Psychotic Dictatorship
Civil Rights: Some
Economy: Struggling
Political Freedoms: Unheard Of
Location: The East Pacific

Regional Influence: Minnow

The Republic of Plut0 is a tiny, environmentally stunning nation, remarkable for its punitive income tax rates. Its hard-nosed, cynical population of 5 million are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, corrupt, socially-minded government stops and the rest of society begins, but it is effectively ruled by the Department of Law & Order, with areas such as Social Welfare and Religion & Spirituality receiving almost no funds by comparison. The average income tax rate is 53%, 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 Uranium Mining.

Crime -- especially youth-related -- is relatively low, thanks to the all-pervasive police force. Plut0's national animal is the plutonian baboon , which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its currency is the plutonian dollar.

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I entered the Xtratime region. :smileani:

BTW, does anyone know if there's some other way to improve the nations' conditions other than just responding to the offered issues?

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The Principality of Mortsel
"Gimme gimme gimme"

UN Category: Corrupt Dictatorship
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Good Economy:
Struggling Political Freedoms:
Rare
Location: the Pacific

Regional Influence: Minnow

The Principality of Mortsel is a tiny, safe nation, renowned for its strong anti-business politics. Its compassionate, cynical population of 5 million are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, corrupt, socially-minded government stops and the rest of society begins, but it devotes most of its attentions to Social Welfare, with areas such as Religion & Spirituality and Law & Order receiving almost no funds by comparison. The average income tax rate is 54%, 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 Woodchip Exports.

Crime is totally unknown. Mortsel's national animal is the sheep, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its currency is the commie.

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I entered the Xtratime region. :smileani:

BTW, does anyone know if there's some other way to improve the nations' conditions other than just responding to the offered issues?
Apparently not. You can make the process faster however by changing the setting to getting 2 issues per day instead of 1 issue per workday (the default setting).
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Apparently not. You can make the process faster however by changing the setting to getting 2 issues per day instead of 1 issue per workday (the default setting).
Hey, good tip. I just did that.

I've also looked at their UN forum, and it looks positively insane. And it's amazing how many nations enjoy jumping into wars.

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