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by The Land of the Ephyral
Sat Sep 15, 2018 4:23 am
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: What values are taught to children in your public schools?
Replies: 19
Views: 758

https://imgur.com/pjykcJc.png ═───╡❖╞────────═ VALUES OF THE FREEHOLD IN SCHOOLS ═────────╡❖╞───═ The Freehold is committed to educating and instilling it citizen youth with the values of our people, nation, and heritage, so that they might prolong our great civilisation and instil these values int...
by The Land of the Ephyral
Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:31 pm
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: Purity Balls in your nation
Replies: 76
Views: 1742

https://imgur.com/pjykcJc.png ═───╡❖╞────────═ PURITY BALLS IN THE FREEHOLD ═────────╡❖╞───═ Selian culture, both northern and southern, is historically and currently notable for its emphasis on sexual purity, particularly in women. Sexuality is best exercised within the marriage, and the act of be...
by The Land of the Ephyral
Wed Sep 12, 2018 5:04 am
 
Forum: International Incidents
Topic: Talks of Tranquility - CLOSED RP - CoDN
Replies: 7
Views: 200

Valinarys frowned as he listened to the Persian delegate speak his words. His mood only became less pleasant as Hussein continued, and by the end of the man's speech, the Archon felt most irritated. He returned to his standing position, with a little more force but with no less composure than h...
by The Land of the Ephyral
Sun Sep 09, 2018 4:14 pm
 
Forum: WA Archives
Topic: [DEFEATED] Ban on Capital Punishment
Replies: 1071
Views: 23708

"I wonder, those claiming that the death penalty is a valid punishment, do you have the same opinion of torture? Some ancient societies certainly did. Perhaps you have the same opinion of amputation, which was also viewed as a valid punishment for crime historically. Exile was a less common al...
by The Land of the Ephyral
Sun Sep 09, 2018 4:11 pm
 
Forum: WA Archives
Topic: [DEFEATED] Ban on Capital Punishment
Replies: 1071
Views: 23708

The Freehold of Ephyra rejects this proposition outright. We do not and shall not bend to another nation's self-interested sense of justice. The permanent removal of the most violent elements of society at no long-term cost to the state is an effective and desirable solution. If passed, we shall con...
by The Land of the Ephyral
Sat Sep 08, 2018 6:52 am
 
Forum: International Incidents
Topic: Talks of Tranquility - CLOSED RP - CoDN
Replies: 7
Views: 200

Opening Statement of the Ephyral Delegation

Lykos Anikidios Valinarys was the first to rise. He and his compatriot, Lykos Sytherios Velitheos, had decorated themselves in the traditional attire of their homeland. A long, deep purple desar tunic, belted at his waist, and embroidered with gold stripes marked him out as an Archon of the Freehol...
by The Land of the Ephyral
Sat Sep 08, 2018 6:19 am
 
Forum: International Incidents
Topic: Talks of Tranquility - CLOSED RP - CoDN
Replies: 7
Views: 200

Talks of Tranquility - CLOSED RP - CoDN

https://i.imgur.com/sRbdTEs.png 2nd of October, 2007 London, the Federal Republic of Britannia Premise Tensions across the border between the Freehold of Ephyra and the Islamic Monarchy of Persia have ascended at unprecedented levels in the past year. Both sides seeing the rise of highly militant a...
by The Land of the Ephyral
Wed Sep 05, 2018 3:06 am
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: What are the most Common Stereotypes of your nation?
Replies: 131
Views: 2878

https://imgur.com/pjykcJc.png ═───╡❖╞────────═ STEREOTYPES OF THE FREEHOLD AND ITS PEOPLE ═────────╡❖╞───═ Stereotype I: The Selian Ephyral race is silver-haired and purple-eyed. Truth I: The stereotype is not in and of itself incorrect, as members of the Selian Ephyral* race possess genetic physio...
by The Land of the Ephyral
Mon Sep 03, 2018 10:35 am
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: Pre– and Post–Apocalyptic Ages of the Planet Earth
Replies: 10
Views: 384

Libertarian Communist is an oxymoron.
by The Land of the Ephyral
Tue Aug 28, 2018 5:50 am
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: How is Islam treated in your country?
Replies: 554
Views: 13367

https://imgur.com/pjykcJc.png ═───╡❖╞────────═ Treatment of Islam in the Freehold ═────────╡❖╞───═ Islam, like all other religions, enjoys a status of indifference under the polytheistic hegemony of the Freehold. The Selian national religion of Ephyral polytheism dominates socially, and retains a h...
by The Land of the Ephyral
Wed Aug 22, 2018 3:58 am
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: How can foreigners tell if someone is from YN
Replies: 64
Views: 1862

https://imgur.com/pjykcJc.png ═───╡❖╞────────═ How do Foreigners recognise the Selian Ephyral? ═────────╡❖╞───═ Due to the multi-ethnic nature of the empire ruled, this shall focus on the native and socially dominant group, the (Pan)Selian race, and their identity as Ephyral citizens. Among...
by The Land of the Ephyral
Mon Aug 20, 2018 12:49 pm
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: Immigrants in Your Nation
Replies: 47
Views: 1108

https://imgur.com/pjykcJc.png ═───╡❖╞────────═ Immigrants in the Freehold ═────────╡❖╞───═ The Freehold of Ephyra is not the prime focus of migration in the world it exists in, which does allow it however to commit more resources effectively to high screening. One could reason that these strict scr...
by The Land of the Ephyral
Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:57 am
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: Women in YN
Replies: 297
Views: 7819

https://imgur.com/pjykcJc.png ═───╡❖╞────────═ Women in the Freehold ═────────╡❖╞───═ What percentage of the population do women make up? The actual statistics of sexual distribution are not measured by the Freehold but there is no evidence to suggest it varies anymore than 2% above or below 50%, g...
by The Land of the Ephyral
Mon Aug 06, 2018 4:31 am
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: Cultural Standards of Beauty in Your Nation
Replies: 34
Views: 1312

Cultural Standards of Beauty in Your Nation

From a biological point of view, what makes a male or a female attractive to the opposite sex when in pursuit of a mate is necessarily hardwired into our psychology, with some degree of variation around a common held concept of the ideal mate, in order to successfully enable procreation. This means ...
by The Land of the Ephyral
Thu Jul 19, 2018 1:27 pm
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: Suicide in Your Nation
Replies: 38
Views: 1072

Suicide in Your Nation

The act of suicide, or self-killing, is when an individual or in some cases groups, will takes measures to ensure their own (typically quick) deaths. Suicide has throughout history been performed for a number of reasons, many of which still exist today. Honour suicide remains one of the most difficu...
by The Land of the Ephyral
Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:13 am
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: World Democracy Index
Replies: 282
Views: 8738

1. Are all members of the executive branch, or individuals otherwise holding executive authority, elected or appointed by and dependent upon elected officials?: In a manner. Here would be a good area to point out that the command areas for the executive, legislative, and judicial are not distinct e...
by The Land of the Ephyral
Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:29 pm
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: Arianism in Your Nation
Replies: 13
Views: 454

Arianism in Your Nation

Arianism, or Arian* Christianity, is a unique sect of the larger Christian faith that emerged as one of its two predominant forms in the 4th century AD. It is a nontrinitarian view, asserting that Jesus is separate from God, is His son, and is thus subordinate to God. The first two Ecumenical Counci...
by The Land of the Ephyral
Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:05 am
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: Nudism or Naturism in Your Country
Replies: 97
Views: 3074

https://imgur.com/pjykcJc.png ═───╡❖╞────────═ Nudism and / or Naturism in the Freehold and Its Territories ═────────╡❖╞───═ Nudism; defined as the practice of going naked or unclothed wherever and whenever possible. Naturism; defined as the practice of going naked in designated areas, though consi...
by The Land of the Ephyral
Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:22 am
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: Anti-Natalist Policies in Your Nation
Replies: 6
Views: 387

Anti-Natalist Policies in Your Nation

Here, https://forum.nationstates.net/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=446111, I made an inquiry into the idea of pro-natalist policies that may exist within the nations of NS. Briefly, a pro-natal policy is any act of legislation, or perhaps even a simple custom, societal expectation, or general norm, that ...
by The Land of the Ephyral
Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:05 am
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: Degrees of Citizenship in YN?
Replies: 29
Views: 1317

Degrees of Citizenship in YN?

Whilst in the modern day we tend to think of citizenship as that of a singular construct, you are either a citizen or not, this has not been the case for most of human civilised history and in fact many nations today tend to operate, even if unofficially, on a graduated citizenship basis. One of the...
by The Land of the Ephyral
Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:47 am
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: Women in government in your nation
Replies: 89
Views: 2368

https://imgur.com/pjykcJc.png ═───╡❖╞────────═ Women in the Government of Ephyra ═────────╡❖╞───═ Has your nation had a female head of state / government? No. The position of Archon, rendered in High Ephyral as " Saesarys ", derived from the Latin 'Caesar', is in fact a dual-held ...
by The Land of the Ephyral
Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:30 am
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: Polygamy in your nation?
Replies: 210
Views: 4946

https://imgur.com/pjykcJc.png ═───╡❖╞────────═ Polygamy in the Freehold ═────────╡❖╞───═ To outright state that polygamy is legal or illegal would be to ignore relevant parts of the custom and the legality. Within the legal bounds of law as exercised by the Freehold, the act of marriage to more tha...
by The Land of the Ephyral
Fri Jul 06, 2018 6:43 am
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: Civilian Ownership of Nuclear Weapons in YN
Replies: 37
Views: 815

https://imgur.com/pjykcJc.png ═───╡❖╞────────═ Civilian Ownership of Nuclear Weapons in the Freehold ═────────╡❖╞───═ Despite citizenship of the highest order affording the combination of legal rights, political rights, and the right of bearing arms to those that have such citizenship, the civilian...
by The Land of the Ephyral
Tue Jul 03, 2018 4:06 pm
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: Conscription
Replies: 83
Views: 1861

https://imgur.com/pjykcJc.png ═───╡❖╞────────═ Conscription in the Freehold ═────────╡❖╞───═ The law of the Freehold mandates that all adult males serve two years national service in the Freehold Defence Forces. This typically starts therefore at age sixteen, though those involved in the primary ma...
by The Land of the Ephyral
Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:50 am
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: Pro-Natalist Policies in Your Nation
Replies: 26
Views: 848

Pro-Natalist Policies in Your Nation

A pro-natalist policy is a government programme or system that exists to award the reproduction of citizens, typically within a homogeneous society. Historical examples include the Lex Julia laws of Augustus which implemented greater social freedoms for Roman women who bore three children. Most famo...
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