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Letskia
Lobbyist
 
Posts: 19
Founded: Sep 24, 2017
Civil Rights Lovefest

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Postby Letskia » Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:35 am

Does anybody know if your nation description is relative to other nations? For instance, do I earn the "large" adjective in the government paragraph if my government is larger than most other nations on NationStates or are there set values for what is considered large, medium, small, etc?
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Ghost Land
Spokesperson
 
Posts: 181
Founded: Feb 14, 2014
Psychotic Dictatorship

Postby Ghost Land » Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:42 am

I can't answer regarding the description of one's government on the nation page as "large", "small", etc., as there have seemed to be inconsistencies with that particular descriptor in the past if I'm recalling correctly. However, a large portion of the top paragraph is based solely on your nation type (New York Times Democracy, Corrupt Dictatorship, Democratic Socialist, etc.); all psychotic dictatorships will have the text 'The <2 describing adjectives> population of <population> <plural demonym> are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."'

Honestly, I'm proud of my psychotic dictator and this gem: "However, for those in the know, there is a large, well-organized, highly specialized black market in Arms Manufacturing and Information Technology." :D
Forum account/puppet of 60s Music.
Originally joined 24 April 2012.
Did not try to join the forum on 14 February 2014 when I created this nation.
Conservative libertarian
Pro: Republican Party, Donald Trump, tougher border laws, 1st/2nd Amendments, benevolent dictators
Anti: Democratic Party, The Clintons, abortion, gay marriage, gun control, #MeToo, communism, forced diversity, SJWs

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Trotterdam
Negotiator
 
Posts: 6733
Founded: Jan 12, 2012
Left-Leaning College State

Postby Trotterdam » Sun Dec 02, 2018 3:06 pm

Letskia wrote:Does anybody know if your nation description is relative to other nations? For instance, do I earn the "large" adjective in the government paragraph if my government is larger than most other nations on NationStates or are there set values for what is considered large, medium, small, etc?
I'm almost certain there are set values, though I can't say for sure. Most other descriptions on your nation page are based only on your own stats, though, so it would make sense.

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Frisbeeteria
Senior Game Moderator
 
Posts: 22928
Founded: Dec 16, 2003
Anarchy

Postby Frisbeeteria » Sun Dec 02, 2018 4:24 pm

Trotterdam wrote:I'm almost certain there are set values, though I can't say for sure.

I'm pretty sure they're fixed, not relative. Also, the values were set back in 2002 by Max Barry, who thought he was making a little fly-by-night promotional game that would disappear in a few weeks. He was a bit wrong about that.

Someone who consistently answered issues with a "large government" focus could quickly reach the maximum values. If 99% of nations answered that way, 99% would have "large governments". It's not relative.


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