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2020 Gameplay Awards: Social Distancing Enforced With Sticks

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2020 Gameplay Awards: Social Distancing Enforced With Sticks

Postby Lord Dominator » Fri Dec 25, 2020 10:03 am

Welcome irresponsibly gathering individuals to the 2020 Gameplay Awards!

General Schedule of Events:
  • The Nomination period is from now through sometime on the 2nd
  • The Voting period is from the close of Nominations through midnight on the 9th
  • Awards will posted fairly shortly after that

Nomination Rules & Guidelines
  • Nominations by those generally blacklisted for OOC reasons will be voided
  • Nominations of individuals and regions generally blacklisted for OOC reasons will not be counted
  • You may make as many or as few nominations for each award as you wish
  • Nominations may only be made in this thread
  • Self-nominations in the Individuals Awards category (and Most Popular) will not be accepted. If you can not get others to nominate you, you don't deserve it
  • Explanation of nominee is greatly appreciated but not required
  • Nominations require a second to move to the voting stage
  • Seconding must be done by name
  • Nominations will close when I am online to close them and not before

Voting Rules and Guidelines:
  • As before, votes by those generally blacklisted for OOC reasons will be voided
  • One vote per award
  • Voting will conclude when I am online to close them and not before

Nomination & Voting Form:
Be sure to read the Award explanations on the next post.
Code: Select all
[b]Raider of the Year:[/b]
[b]Defender of the Year:[/b]
[b]Independent of the Year:[/b]
[b]Up and Coming Raider:[/b]
[b]Up and Coming Defender:[/b]
[b]Politician of the Year:[/b]
[b]Most Influential Gameplayer:[/b]
[b]The Armchair Award:[/b]
[b]Gameplayer of the Year:[/b]

[b]Raider Military of the Year:[/b]
[b]Defender Military of the Year:[/b]
[b]Independent/Unaligned/Other Military of the Year:[/b]
[b]UCR Region of the Year:[/b]
[b]GCR Region of the Year:[/b]
[b]Best New Region:[/b]

[b]Invasion of the Year:[/b]
[b]Defense of the Year:[/b]
[b]Political Event of the Year:[/b]
[b]Failure of the Year (IC only):[/b]
[b]Event of the Year:[/b]

[b]News Operation of the Year:[/b]
[b]News Article of the Year:[/b]
[b]Best Thread/Essay/Long-form Dispatch:[/b]
[b]Quote/Short-form Dispatch of the Year:[/b]
[b]Most Popular Award:[/b]
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Postby Lord Dominator » Fri Dec 25, 2020 10:05 am

The Categories and Awards:

Awards Given to Probably Deserving Individuals

  • Raider of the Year - The most villainous, the exemplar of evil, the paragon of raiding in the last year.
  • Defender of the Year - The doer of good, the leader of righteousness, the stalwart defender of the last year.
  • Independent of the Year - For that wishy-washy person who nonetheless was very competent this last year.
  • Up and Coming Raider - That new person to the art of raiding who shows the most promise. Nominations may be made of those new to raiding in a longer time-frame than the last year, within reason.
  • Up and Coming Defender - The best recruit of the side of righteousness who shows the greatest promise. Nomination requirements are the same as above.
  • Politician of the Year - Ah, the infamous profession. This award is for those who have power & influence by position, and have used it the best.
  • Most Influential Gameplayer - The equal and opposite of the above, this award is for those who don't have powerful positions, but somehow end up influencing and/or in the room where it happens anyways.
  • The Armchair Award - The oft-maligned award, this goes to the individual whose activity level is most inverse to how much they talk about what is going on.
  • Gameplayer of the Year - The crown jewel in any awards cabinet, this award is for that person who is the best Gameplayer around (or at least in the last year).

Individual Awards Disguised as Being for Groups of People

  • Raider Military of the Year - Given to the military that has best demonstrated the crushing of natives for the past year.
  • Defender Military of the Year - That Military that did the most to protect the mostly-innocent masses from raiders this year.
  • Independent/Unaligned/Other Military of the Year - An award for the undecided militaries among us that play on both sides.
  • UCR Region of the Year - The user-created region that did exceptionally well this year.
  • GCR Region of the Year - Supposedly an award for the game-created region that did the best this year, we all know that's code for most popular.
  • Best New Region - That new region everyone is talking about, and looks to be doing the best.

Awards Somehow Given to Non-Physical Stuff

  • Invasion of the Year: Even the most epic of invasions deserves more accolades.
  • Defense of the Year: The defense that most showed what defenders can do.
  • Political Event of the Year: - Treaties, wars, and political intrigue oh my! This one is for the big things happening in Gameplay politics.
  • Failure of the Year (IC only): - Missed triggers, opsec leaks, and more! This is the IC event (OOC stuff is out) that gets the dubious distinction of being dubbed the greatest failure of the year.
  • Event of the Year: - The biggest thing in Gameplay to happen in the last year.

The Silly Awards and Ones that Don't Fit Elsewhere

  • News Operation of the Year: - Regular journalism, yellow journalism, and tweets. This goes to the operation deemed the best at putting out the news we all sometimes care about.
  • News Article of the Year: - That which is deemed to be the biggest or best article of the year, by the whims of the mob.
  • Best Thread/Essay/Long-form Dispatch: - The thread or similarly long thing deemed to arbitrarily be the best.
  • Quote/Short-form Dispatch of the Year: - That witty/funny/weird comment we all like.
  • Most Popular Award: - The silliest and most arbitrary of awards, this award is for whoever we all evidently like the most.
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Postby Lord Dominator » Fri Dec 25, 2020 10:05 am

Voting Form


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    [b]Raider of the Year:[/b] Aquila, JoWhatUp, Sweeze, Dax, Sakana
    [b]Defender of the Year:[/b] Karp, Haku, Phoenix, The Python, Mathew
    [b]Independent of the Year:[/b] Frenchy, Rom, Sweeze, Istillian, Atlae
    [b]Up and Coming Raider:[/b] Dax, Twobagger, Waste Steven, Peeps
    [b]Up and Coming Defender:[/b] Phoenix, Grea Kriopia, The Python, Boda
    [b]Politician of the Year:[/b] Libertanny, Dilber
    [b]Most Influential Gameplayer:[/b] Xoriet, Tim, Dakota, HumanSanity
    [b]The Armchair Award:[/b] Koth, Evil Wolf, Liliarchy
    [b]Gameplayer of the Year:[/b] Codger, Dakota, Tim

    [b]Raider Military of the Year:[/b] The Black Hawks, Lone Wolves United, Lily, 3Guys
    [b]Defender Military of the Year:[/b] Rejected Realms Army, South Pacific Special Forces, The Order of The Grey Wardens, TITO
    [b]Independent/Unaligned/Other Military of the Year:[/b] Lily, North Pacific Army, EPSA, Legio Pacifica, ERN, Autumnal Court of CS
    [b]UCR Region of the Year:[/b] Karma, Lily, Europeia, The Leftist Assembly, Thaecia, Caer Sidi, Social Technocratic Union, 10000 Islands
    [b]GCR Region of the Year:[/b] Osiris, Warzone Sandbox, The North Pacific, The South Pacific, The East Pacific, The West Pacific
    [b]Best New Region:[/b] Founderless, The Snakes, Res Publica, Edlhus

    [b]Invasion of the Year:[/b] South Pacific, Operation Stargazer, Nationstates, Boston, Chicken Overlords, Slatos
    [b]Defense of the Year:[/b] Smol Fur Empire, 143 Chases in One Update, Christmas
    [b]Political Event of the Year:[/b] TBH Violation of TSP's Sovereignty; TSP Response, TEP Breaking Off Relations With TWP, 10000 Islands' Reemerging Foreign Policy
    [b]Failure of the Year (IC only):[/b] "Liberations are now literally impossible", South Pacific Liberations, TBH Violation of TSP's Sovereignty; TSP Response, Bowzin's Balder Endeavours
    [b]Event of the Year:[/b] Operation Stargazer, Nationstates raid , Potato Alliance Rally, Drewpocalypse

    [b]News Operation of the Year:[/b] The Cable, NSToday, The Rejected Times, Europeian Broadcasting Corparation, The Northern Lights
    [b]News Article of the Year:[/b] [None Received 2 Nominations]
    [b]Best Thread/Essay/Long-form Dispatch:[/b] [url=https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=1395219] Onder on Imperialism
    [b]Quote/Short-form Dispatch of the Year:[/b] Curious Observations was right,"Liberations are literally impossible"
    [b]Most Popular Award:[/b] Mathew of Hartfelden, Tim, Dakota, Wymondham, Jamie
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Postby Lord Dominator » Fri Dec 25, 2020 10:06 am

Format is: Winner (runner-up). Ties are indicated by two in the winner or runner-up format.

Raider of the Year: Aquila (JoWhatUp)
Defender of the Year: Phoenix (Haku)
Independent of the Year: Frenchy (Atlae)
Up and Coming Raider: Dax (Twobagger)
Up and Coming Defender: Phoenix (Grea Kriopia)
Politician of the Year: Libertanny (Dilber)
Most Influential Gameplayer: Xoriet (Tim)
The Armchair Award: Koth (Evil Wolf)
Gameplayer of the Year: Dakota (Tim)

Raider Military of the Year: The Black Hawks (Lily)
Defender Military of the Year: The Order of The Grey Wardens (The Rejected Realms Army)
Independent/Unaligned/Other Military of the Year: Lily (EPSA)
UCR Region of the Year: Caer Sidi (10000 Islands)
GCR Region of the Year: The North Pacific (The East Pacific)
Best New Region: Founderless (The Snakes, Res Publica)

Invasion of the Year: South Pacific (Nationstates)
Defense of the Year: Smol Fur Empire (Christmas)
Political Event of the Year: TEP Breaking Off Relations With TWP (TBH Violation of TSP's Sovereignty; TSP Response)
Failure of the Year (IC only): Bowzin's Balder Endeavours ("Liberations are now literally impossible")
Event of the Year: Drewpocalypse (Nationstates Raid)

News Operation of the Year: The Rejected Times, Europeian Broadcasting Corparation
News Article of the Year: [None Received 2 Nominations]
Best Thread/Essay/Long-form Dispatch: Onder on Imperialism
Quote/Short-form Dispatch of the Year: Curious Observations was right, "Liberations are literally impossible"
Most Popular Award: Jamie (Dakota)
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Postby Miss Bad Life Choices » Fri Dec 25, 2020 10:14 am

Raider of the Year: Aquila
Defender of the Year: Karp, Haku, Phoenix
Independent of the Year: Frenchy, Rom
Up and Coming Raider: Dax, twobagger
Up and Coming Defender: Phoenix
The Armchair Award: Koth

Raider Military of the Year: TBH
Defender Military of the Year: RRA
Independent/Unaligned/Other Military of the Year: Lily/NPA
UCR Region of the Year: Karma
GCR Region of the Year: Osiris

Invasion of the Year: South Pacific
Defense of the Year: Smol Fur Empire
Failure of the Year (IC only): "Liberations are now literally impossible"/South Pacific liberations

Most Popular Award: Sakana
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Postby New Vedan » Fri Dec 25, 2020 10:49 am

You should have included a "most hated player/region" category alongside the "good" categorys. Tho I suppose that wouldent really be in the spirit of Christmas.

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Postby Holoratus » Fri Dec 25, 2020 10:57 am

Raider Military of the Year: TBH
Defender of the year: Puppet2 The Python
Failure of the Year (IC only): South Pacific liberation attempts
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Postby Comfed » Fri Dec 25, 2020 11:22 am

Raider of the Year: joWhatUp/A Bloodred Moon
Defender of the Year: Roavin
Independent of the Year: Sweeze and Rom
Up and Coming Raider: Twobagger
Up and Coming Defender: Phoenix of the Sun/FiHami
Politician of the Year: Cretox State
Most Influential Gameplayer: Xoriet
The Armchair Award: Evil Wolf
Gameplayer of the Year: Xoriet

Raider Military of the Year: Lone Wolves United
Defender Military of the Year: TGW and the South Pacific Special Forces
Independent/Unaligned/Other Military of the Year: Lily, obviously, and the NPA
UCR Region of the Year: Karma (yes I changed my mind. I can do that)
GCR Region of the Year: Warzone Sandbox
Best New Region: Founderless

Invasion of the Year: South Pacific
Defense of the Year: Smoul Fur Empire
Political Event of the Year: TSP cabinet’s response to “violation of sovereignty” in OWL vote
Failure of the Year (IC only): Liberations are now literally impossible/South Pacific liberations
Event of the Year: TNP/TSP A Drop In The Ocean festival.

News Operation of the Year: The Newsstand
News Article of the Year:
Best Thread/Essay/Long-form Dispatch:
Quote/Short-form Dispatch of the Year: Curious Observations: I was right!
Most Popular Award:


That’s all I can think of now, I’ll edit this post :P
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Postby Sweeze » Fri Dec 25, 2020 11:44 am

raider of the year: frenchy
defender of the year: the python
independent of the year (this category's existence is a copout and yall know it ^-^): frenchy
up and coming defender: the python, grea kriopia, phoenix of the sun
up and coming raider: waste steven
politician of the year: barack hussein obama ii, joseph r biden jr, donald j trump
most influential gameplayer: codger
the armchair award: liliarchy
gameplayer of the year: codger

raider military of the year: lily
defender military of the year: tgw
independent/unaligned/other military of the year: lily
ucr region of the year: lily
best new region: the snakes

invasion of the year: operation stargazer, breaking mikes streak
defense of the year: 143 chases in one update
political event of the year: the election of joseph r. biden jr to the office of president of the united states of america, SLU coup, whatever the fuck happened in TSP
failure of the year (ic only): "liberations are now literally impossible"/south pacific, me accidentally leaking vogel to mathew of hartfelden
event of the year: breaking mikes streak, operation stargazer

news operation of the year: the cable
most popular award: mathew of hartfelden
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Postby Sail Nation » Fri Dec 25, 2020 11:45 am

I know very little about R/D gameplay so most of my nominations are about other areas:
Politician of the Year:Korsinia - Kors might not be tremendously well-known, but has been the Prime Minister of Thaecia for 8 months, and has led the region through ups and downs. Kors is liked by most of the region and barely put a foot wrong in their term.
Gameplayer of the Year:Kuriko - Defender, Secretary-General, delegate of XKI. Kuriko has done an awful lot for gameplaying community.
Political Event of the Year: The Secretary-General Election - just remember the WA elite/Jocospor controversy, it was what got me into regional politics.
Quote/Short-form Dispatch of the Year: comedy gold?? - I'd say it's unlikely to win as it is virtually unknown, but I found it hilarious.
Most Popular Award:The raid on The Oceania - This was the time when a plan for a raid was made on a public NS gameplay forum thread, which became laughing stock of many gameplayers, but resulted in a successful raid by a complete novice. It essentially became a meme for a few days.

That's it from me. I was thinking of possibly adding a nomination for UCR of the year, but couldn't think of a region that I believed deserved it, other then my own region, but that opinion is definitely subjective, and I believe that doing that would be irresponsible, considering my position in the region. I don't really have enough knowledge of the gameplay community for the rest of the awards.
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Postby Frenchy II » Fri Dec 25, 2020 11:50 am

Raider of the Year: Aquila
Defender of the Year: Haku
Independent of the Year: Sweeze
Up and Coming Raider: Waste
Up and Coming Defender: Grea Kriopia and Phoenix of the Sun/FiHami
Politician of the Year: Jakker
Most Influential Gameplayer: Tim
The Armchair Award: Liliarchy
Gameplayer of the Year: Codger and Dakota

Raider Military of of the Year 3GUYS
Defender Military of the Year: TGW
Independent/Unaligned/Other Military of the Year: Lily
UCR Region of the Year: NationStates
GCR Region of the Year: The North Pacific
Best New Region: The Snakes

Invasion of the Year: NationStates and South Pacific
Defense of the Year: Christmas (November Invasion Attempt)
Political Event of the Year: TSP's regional sovereignty bullshit
Failure of the Year (IC only): TSP's regional sovereignty bullshit
Event of the Year: 576 regions tagged across three teams in 2.5 hours.

News Operation of the Year: The Cable (The Embassy)
News Article of the Year:
Best Thread/Essay/Long-form Dispatch:
Quote/Short-form Dispatch of the Year: "Just to be clear on this point, my intent wasn't to minimize Lily's leading role in this. The difference is simply that I don't have a problem with Lily, but I do have a problem with the Grey Wardens' hypocrisy, so that's why I'm focused in on them. I'm sure you folks did indeed do the heavy lifting, and as I said before, congratulations to all non-defenders on what really was an impressive feat. I'm not bothered that NationStates' Delegacy streak was ended -- I wanted to end it for a long time myself, not out of any problem with Mikeswill but just to do it -- so good for y'all for doing what I never could." - Cormac
Most Popular Award: Matthew
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Postby Lord Dominator » Fri Dec 25, 2020 12:01 pm

New Vedan wrote:You should have included a "most hated player/region" category alongside the "good" categorys. Tho I suppose that wouldent really be in the spirit of Christmas.

This is generally intended as a friendly event, and with the exception of the IC failure award not one to make fun of people.
Sweeze wrote: [b]independent of the year (this category's existence is a copout and yall know it ^-^):[/b

If you want to nominate an independent for a raider or defender award, I won't stop you. It was requested I add one, so I figured I would and to see how it goes.

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Postby Boda » Fri Dec 25, 2020 12:20 pm

Raider of the Year: Aquila
Defender of the Year: The Python
Independent of the Year: sweeze
Up and Coming Raider: twobagger
Up and Coming Defender: The Python
Politician of the Year: Tlomz
Most Influential Gameplayer: Tim
The Armchair Award: Roavin
Gameplayer of the Year:

Raider Military of the Year: TBH
Defender Military of the Year: THE SNAKES
Independent/Unaligned/Other Military of the Year: LILY
UCR Region of the Year: the snakes
GCR Region of the Year: tnp
Best New Region: the snakes

Invasion of the Year: Nationstates
Defense of the Year: Christmas
Political Event of the Year: TBH/TSP shenanigans
Failure of the Year (IC only): whatever TEP got into when they broke the deal with TWP
Event of the Year: SLU ”coup” was interesting

News Operation of the Year: NS Today
News Article of the Year: NST’s dispatch on Lazarus violating free speech
Best Thread/Essay/Long-form Dispatch: not much I can think of
Quote/Short-form Dispatch of the Year: https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=1435256
Most Popular Award: Tim
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Postby A Bloodred Moon » Fri Dec 25, 2020 12:58 pm

Raider of the Year: Aquila - South Pacific was a great raid, and Aquila’s work on other large raid especially in the last few months has been important to their succes. Alternatively, Haitianstates has done their part, leading raids, organising or helping to organise.
Defender of the Year: Phoenix - I don’t think I need to explain why, but South Pacific and Smol Fur Empire, while both unsuccessful liberations, were highly memorable.
Independent of the Year: -
Up and Coming Raider: Twobagger - I find this one hard to choose, as there are many up-and-coming raiders, but I think Twobagger’s consistent presence definitely wins him this one.
Up and Coming Defender: Grea Kriopia - my knowledge on defending is very, very limited, but from my knowledge Grea Kriopia is skilled, consistently present at update, and relatively new.
Politician of the Year: - Pass. There’s been so little politics that I can’t think of anyone.
Most Influential Gameplayer: -
The Armchair Award: Koth
Gameplayer of the Year: -

Raider Military of the Year: Lone Wolves United - absolutely biased, for sure, but I think we’ve done enough to qualify. I will also, of course, nominate The Black Hawks for their large raids and consistent activity.
Defender Military of the Year: TITO - obvious pick. I wouldn’t say that they’re the height of skill or whatever, but they bring the numbers to liberations and, on occasion, chases, and have done so consistently.
Independent/Unaligned/Other Military of the Year: Lily - consistently active, as well as skilled at tag raiding. Not much more needs to be said. I would also like to nominate EPSA for bringing large numbers, as well as the raid of Slatos.

Invasion of the Year: South Pacific - the second largest raid in terms of endorsements, and the most significant overall. In addition, Boston was the largest raid this year, and Smol Fur Empire was in my (biased) view also of significance.
Defense of the Year: Markion/Christmas - those were the most significant defences I recall.
Political Event of the Year: -
Failure of the Year (IC only): The liberation attempt at South Pacific
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Postby Tim-Opolis » Fri Dec 25, 2020 1:29 pm

Raider of the Year: Aquila
Defender of the Year: Haku
Independent of the Year: Frenchy
Up and Coming Raider: Dax
Up and Coming Defender: Grea Kriopia, Phoenix, Boda
Politician of the Year: Tim
Most Influential Gameplayer: Tim
The Armchair Award: Koth
Gameplayer of the Year: Tim

Raider Military of the Year: LILY - did genuinely more impressive raiding than any other "actually raider" military
Defender Military of the Year: TGW - I'm biased, but I don't think there's even a debate here anymore if you just look at the facts. We now have the largest updater pool to draw from for liberations (35+), the most active non-update reservist force (The Guardians), the win stats to back up our success talks, and global reach and influence as an organization. We also have the best update chasers in the game without any room for debate - the consistent 0s chases are proof enough there.
Independent/Unaligned/Other Military of the Year: Legio Pacifica - Easily the largest and best-drilled of the military groups that don't subscribe to a specific R or D. Bonus points for commitment to anti-fascism.
UCR Region of the Year: The Order of The Grey Wardens
GCR Region of the Year: The South Pacific
Best New Region: The Snakes

Invasion of the Year: Nationstates
Defense of the Year: Either Christmas (November) or 143 Defenses in one update
Political Event of the Year: TBH's Violation of TSP Sovereignty
Failure of the Year (IC only):
Event of the Year: N-Day or the Nationstates Raid

News Operation of the Year: The Rejected Times
News Article of the Year:
Best Thread/Essay/Long-form Dispatch: viewtopic.php?f=12&t=404275
Quote/Short-form Dispatch of the Year: https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=1395044
Most Popular Award: Matthew
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Capitalist Paradise

Postby The Chariot » Fri Dec 25, 2020 1:38 pm

Raider of the Year: Sweeze
Defender of the Year: Haku
Independent of the Year: Sweeze
Up and Coming Raider: Refuge
Up and Coming Defender: Phoenix, CHAOS BLADE
The Armchair Award: Liliarchy

Raider Military of the Year: Lily
Defender Military of the Year: The Order of the Grey Wardens
Independent/Unaligned/Other Military of the Year: Lily
GCR Region of the Year: The North Pacific

Invasion of the Year: Stargazer
Defense of the Year: Christmas
Failure of the Year (IC only): South Pacific
Event of the Year: Nationstates delegate topple

Quote/Short-form Dispatch of the Year: "Curious Observations was right."
Most Popular Award: Dakota
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Pterodaxtyl
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Founded: Nov 04, 2019
Iron Fist Consumerists

Postby Pterodaxtyl » Fri Dec 25, 2020 2:03 pm

Raider of the Year: Aquila
Defender of the Year: Haku
Independent of the Year: Frenchy
Up and Coming Raider: Peeps
Up and Coming Defender: Phoenix

Raider Military of the Year: TBH, LWU
Defender Military of the Year: RRA, TGW
Independent/Unaligned/Other Military of the Year: Lily
UCR Region of the Year: Europeia
GCR Region of the Year: TNP

Invasion of the Year: South Pacific
Defense of the Year: Christmas
Failure of the Year (IC only): SP liberation attempt/Liberations are Literally Impossible
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Aquilanion
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Founded: Aug 15, 2018
Left-wing Utopia

Postby Aquilanion » Fri Dec 25, 2020 3:32 pm

Raider of the Year: Jo. Their dedication to stealth raiding and the numerous operations conducted by LWU over the year attest to Jo's organisational ability and position of leadership. Always a fantastic ally to have come on ops, Jo's contributions to raiding this year well and truly earn them a nomination for the award.

Defender of the Year: Split nomination for both Haku and Phoenix. Whenever my triggers were wide, or my moves slow, it was Haku's flag in the delegacy urging me to be better. Phoenix's coordination of the Phoenix Flock in an effort to liberate South Pacific demonstrated imo, the very best of Defending's ethos in practice.

Also Matthew for doing a good job attempting to get secret logs and just generally being cool.

Independent of the Year: Another split nom, for Sweeze and Frenchy. Sweeze's tagging accomplishments stand in their own right, alongside their enthusiastic participation in liberation attempts this year. Frenchy's performance in tags, on Lily ops and in liberations also easily qualifies them for a nomination.

Up and Coming Raider: Dax. Dax has been an absolute legend to work with this year, and her efforts in organising operations, training, leading tags and general all round raider things have been of the highest order.

Raider Military of the Year: TBH

Defender Military of the Year: Gonna go with TITO. Seeing them chase has made tags far, far more interesting.

Independent/Unaligned/Other Military of the Year: The North Pacific Army

UCR Region of the Year: The Leftist Assembly for their innovations in WA retention programs, and their assistance in assisting similar innovations across the NSLeft.

Invasion of the Year: South Pacific

Defense of the Year: Christmas

Failure of the Year (IC only): Liberation efforts on South Pacific

Event of the Year: "Regional Sovereignty" feat. The South Pacific
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Wymondham
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Founded: Apr 03, 2017
Libertarian Police State

Postby Wymondham » Fri Dec 25, 2020 3:34 pm

Raider of the Year: Aquilla, Jo,
Defender of the Year: Haku
Independent of the Year: Frenchy, Sweeze
Up and Coming Raider: Dax
Up and Coming Defender: phoenix
Politician of the Year:
Most Influential Gameplayer:
The Armchair Award: Koth
Gameplayer of the Year:

Raider Military of the Year: TBH
Defender Military of the Year: SPSF, TGW
Independent/Unaligned/Other Military of the Year: Lily
UCR Region of the Year: Karma
GCR Region of the Year: Osiris
Best New Region:

Invasion of the Year: South Pacific
Defense of the Year: Christmas
Political Event of the Year:
Failure of the Year (IC only): South pacific liberation attempt/s
Event of the Year: Nationstates

News Operation of the Year: EBC, TRT, SPINN
News Article of the Year:
Best Thread/Essay/Long-form Dispatch:
Quote/Short-form Dispatch of the Year: Liberations are Literally Impossible
Most Popular Award: Dakota

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Mancheseva City
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Posts: 27
Founded: Oct 05, 2019
New York Times Democracy

Postby Mancheseva City » Fri Dec 25, 2020 4:54 pm

Raider of the Year: Dax
Defender of the Year: Haku
Independent of the Year: Istillian
Up and Coming Raider: Peeps
Up and Coming Defender: Phoenix
Politician of the Year: Libertanny
Most Influential Gameplayer: HEM
The Armchair Award: -
Gameplayer of the Year: Dakota

Raider Military of the Year:TBH
Defender Military of the Year: TRR
Independent/Unaligned/Other Military of the Year: ERN, Autumnal Court of CS
UCR Region of the Year: Europeia, Thaecia
GCR Region of the Year: TEP
Best New Region: Fylkirvegr

Invasion of the Year: South Pacific
Defense of the Year: Christmas
Political Event of the Year: TWP/TEP treaty terminated
Failure of the Year (IC only): Bowzin and his Balder endeavours
Event of the Year: The NationStates thing

News Operation of the Year: EBC
News Article of the Year: https://forums.europeians.com/index.php ... .10053843/ by SkyGreen24. Very thorough account of the recent coup or "coup"
Best Thread/Essay/Long-form Dispatch: https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=1395219 Imperialism: Past and Present by OnderKelkia. Great read
Quote/Short-form Dispatch of the Year: Liberations are literally impossible
Most Popular Award: Maowi
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Lord Dominator
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Posts: 6551
Founded: Dec 22, 2016
Corporate Police State

Postby Lord Dominator » Fri Dec 25, 2020 5:05 pm

Of note, the nomination of a particular raid for Most Popular is invalid as it's meant as an individual award (and the description will be edited promptly to clarify that), while the nominations of rl stuff are obviously invalid.

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Great Algerstonia
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Founded: Mar 21, 2019
Father Knows Best State

Postby Great Algerstonia » Fri Dec 25, 2020 5:28 pm

Most Popular Award: Max Barry
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Jar Wattinree
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Founded: Dec 14, 2016
Psychotic Dictatorship

Postby Jar Wattinree » Fri Dec 25, 2020 7:13 pm

Great Algerstonia wrote:Most Popular Award: Max Barry

Invalid, nominee is CTE.
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Lord Dominator
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Founded: Dec 22, 2016
Corporate Police State

Postby Lord Dominator » Fri Dec 25, 2020 7:39 pm

Jar Wattinree wrote:
Great Algerstonia wrote:Most Popular Award: Max Barry

Invalid, nominee is CTE.

CTE isn't a concern, though 'has not been in Gameplay in the past year' may be.

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