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Marxist Germany
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Founded: Jun 07, 2018
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Postby Marxist Germany » Sat Oct 05, 2019 3:46 pm

Just finished rereading 1984 by George Orwell, now looking to buy a copy of Animal Farm by the same author.
Country represents RL views mostly. Not Marxist anymore.
Author of GA#461, and GA#470

Ex-delegate of The United Federations; citizen of 10000 Islands | Gaming User#0721(Discord)
RP name: Germany
The National Factbook (WIP)
Ambassador Klaus Schmidt
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Pro:Laissez-faire, Nationalism, Guns, Free speech, Christianity, Same-sex marriage, United Ireland.
Anti:Extreme Progressivism, Abortion, Socialism, Interventionism, Mass-migration.
A high school student aged 15 from Ireland, living in Co. Dublin. Interested in politics, gaming, and history.

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The Ovakian Technarchy
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Posts: 24
Founded: Oct 05, 2019
Iron Fist Consumerists

Postby The Ovakian Technarchy » Sat Oct 05, 2019 3:48 pm

"The Future of Humanity", by Michio Kaku
Mountainous, snowy country. Advanced military with railguns, idk what else to put here lol

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Samadhi
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Posts: 638
Founded: Sep 24, 2019
Anarchy

Postby Samadhi » Mon Oct 07, 2019 1:41 am

The great dune trilogy
18 and female
Don't have anything else worked out yet.
Proud cat mum, I love Snowy and Hijinks.

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Pax Nerdvana
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Posts: 12590
Founded: May 22, 2017
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Postby Pax Nerdvana » Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:43 am

Geneviev wrote:
Pax Nerdvana wrote:Ray Bradbury is a great author. You should read The Martian Chronicles next.

I'm still waiting to find it in the library. Soon, I hope.

I hope you find it. It's a darn good read.
I'm currently rereading The Restaurant at the End of the Universe by Douglas Adams.
Patriotic centrist American, who is right leaning. I support the Bill of Rights. I have no loyalty to any party. Expand or die. That's how humanity works. Science fiction is the best genre. The solar system is ours for the taking. I am a male. You can't spell team without "me". I support the troops.
Call me Pax. I take things literally, being a literal person.
Copy and paste this into your sig if you think we should colonize other planets.
#colonizemars
TANSTAAFL
Freedom is never free, so remember those who died for it

The country is the people, not the gov't
Doomsday is inevitable. Learn to survive.
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Creslonia
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Posts: 207
Founded: Oct 27, 2017
Democratic Socialists

Postby Creslonia » Mon Oct 07, 2019 4:41 pm

I just finished Stephen King's Revival. Has the same supernatural elements of any Stephen King work, but the real horror doesn't come until the end. A good read.

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Elwher
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Posts: 3887
Founded: May 24, 2012
Capitalizt

Postby Elwher » Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:09 pm

William Brinkley - The Last Ship Do not condemn a good book for what TNT did to it. The only remnants of the book are the ship and the title.
CYNIC, n. A blackguard whose faulty vision sees things as they are, not as they ought to be. Hence the custom among the Scythians of plucking out a cynic's eyes to improve his vision.
Ambrose Bierce

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The Grene Knyght
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Posts: 2957
Founded: May 07, 2016
Left-wing Utopia

Postby The Grene Knyght » Mon Oct 14, 2019 4:02 am

Snow Bird-Worldism Crash wrote:
The Grene Knyght wrote:The Drowned World by JG Ballard

i love JGB. do you have a favourite of his?

Haven't read enough of his stuff to say really. I think I read Crash a few years ago but that's it.
The Grene Knyght wrote:
The Grene Knyght wrote:The Fellowship of the Ring

Finally moving on to The Two Towers

Aaaaand finally starting The Return of the King. The series has been on my reading list for a long time. Unfortunately I haven't gotten much reading done for the past month - not for any particular reason, just couldn't work up the energy to get more than a few pages into anything. Hopefully I'll get some more done now.
     
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NEUTRAL: Anarchism, ML-ism, reformism (to an extent).
ANTI: Capitalism, Liberalism, nationalism, left-sectarianism.
Portal Nationalist | Proletarian Moralist
Socialist Women wrote:Part of the reason you're an anarchist is because you ate too much expired food.
Claorica wrote:Go burn down Berkeley again.
2015 - x=-8.75, y=-6.56
2016 - x=-8.88, y=-9.54
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The Noviaskiet
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Posts: 41
Founded: Sep 29, 2019
Left-wing Utopia

Postby The Noviaskiet » Mon Oct 14, 2019 4:04 am

Only Human by Sylvain Neuvel.
——F r e e R o j a v a, F r e e C a t a l o n i a, F r e e H o n g k o n g——

Pro- Libertarian Socialism, equality, revolutionary anarcho-posadism, direct democracy, civil rights, critical theory, separatist movements, etc

against- fascism, authoritarianism, neo-liberalism, theism, etc

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The New California Republic
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Founded: Jun 06, 2011
Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby The New California Republic » Mon Oct 14, 2019 4:07 am

A book about Soviet military equipment. I don't have it with me so I can't remember the actual title of it.
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The Irradiated Wasteland of The New California Republic: depicting the expanded NCR, several years after the complete victory over Caesar's Legion, and the pacification and annexation of New Vegas and its surrounding areas.
Current President of The NCR: Aaron Kimball.
Current NCR Ambassador to The World Assembly: Colonel James Hsu, NCR Army (Ret.)
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The Noviaskiet
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Posts: 41
Founded: Sep 29, 2019
Left-wing Utopia

Postby The Noviaskiet » Mon Oct 14, 2019 4:11 am

The Ovakian Technarchy wrote:"The Future of Humanity", by Michio Kaku


I read that, very thought provoking. I recommend Future of the mind, Hyperspace, parallel worlds, and physics of the impossible, all great Michio Kaku books to check out if you haven’t yet.
——F r e e R o j a v a, F r e e C a t a l o n i a, F r e e H o n g k o n g——

Pro- Libertarian Socialism, equality, revolutionary anarcho-posadism, direct democracy, civil rights, critical theory, separatist movements, etc

against- fascism, authoritarianism, neo-liberalism, theism, etc

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Barboneia
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Posts: 10465
Founded: Sep 17, 2014
Compulsory Consumerist State

Postby Barboneia » Mon Oct 14, 2019 5:10 am

The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick.
The Commonwealth of Barboneia
Cool vibrations


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Pax Nerdvana
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Posts: 12590
Founded: May 22, 2017
Corporate Bordello

Postby Pax Nerdvana » Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:25 am

The Grene Knyght wrote:
Snow Bird-Worldism Crash wrote:i love JGB. do you have a favourite of his?

Haven't read enough of his stuff to say really. I think I read Crash a few years ago but that's it.
The Grene Knyght wrote:Finally moving on to The Two Towers

Aaaaand finally starting The Return of the King. The series has been on my reading list for a long time. Unfortunately I haven't gotten much reading done for the past month - not for any particular reason, just couldn't work up the energy to get more than a few pages into anything. Hopefully I'll get some more done now.

Cool. I just finished a reread of the trilogy last month.
Patriotic centrist American, who is right leaning. I support the Bill of Rights. I have no loyalty to any party. Expand or die. That's how humanity works. Science fiction is the best genre. The solar system is ours for the taking. I am a male. You can't spell team without "me". I support the troops.
Call me Pax. I take things literally, being a literal person.
Copy and paste this into your sig if you think we should colonize other planets.
#colonizemars
TANSTAAFL
Freedom is never free, so remember those who died for it

The country is the people, not the gov't
Doomsday is inevitable. Learn to survive.
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Kiruri
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Posts: 17713
Founded: Dec 26, 2010
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Kiruri » Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:38 am

El bazar de los malos sueños by Stephen King, in Spanish
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Costa Rican
Dirty Paws!
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Fuyujima
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Posts: 17
Founded: Aug 06, 2019
Democratic Socialists

Postby Fuyujima » Tue Oct 29, 2019 3:30 am

Stalin: Court of the Red Tsar
Mythopoeia wrote:
I will not treat your dusty path and flat,
denoting this and that by this and that,
your world immutable wherein no part
the little maker has with maker's art.
I bow not yet before the Iron Crown,
nor cast my own small golden sceptre down.
Actual national flag (redesigned thanks to Hatsunia)

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Pax Nerdvana
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Founded: May 22, 2017
Corporate Bordello

Postby Pax Nerdvana » Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:55 am

Inherit the Stars James P. Hogan
Patriotic centrist American, who is right leaning. I support the Bill of Rights. I have no loyalty to any party. Expand or die. That's how humanity works. Science fiction is the best genre. The solar system is ours for the taking. I am a male. You can't spell team without "me". I support the troops.
Call me Pax. I take things literally, being a literal person.
Copy and paste this into your sig if you think we should colonize other planets.
#colonizemars
TANSTAAFL
Freedom is never free, so remember those who died for it

The country is the people, not the gov't
Doomsday is inevitable. Learn to survive.
Quotes
Pro:Bill of Rights,guns,centrism,capitalism,socialism,space exploration,Christianity,privacy
Anti: Trump,Clinton,fascism,Communism,big business

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Sovaal
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Posts: 13659
Founded: Mar 17, 2017
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Sovaal » Tue Oct 29, 2019 8:00 am

I was trying to read The Hobbit however school has me burnt out on reading books for fun at the moment.

Over the summer I read The Postman.
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Most of the time I have no idea what the hell I'm doing or talking about.

”Many forms of government have been tried and will be tried in this world of sin and woe.
No one pretends that democracy is perfect or all wise. Indeed, it has been said that democracy is
the worst form of government, except for all the others that have been tried from time to time." -
Winston Churchill, 1947.

"Rifles, muskets, long-bows and hand-grenades are inherently democratic weapons. A complex weapon makes the strong stronger, while a simple weapon – so long as there is no answer to it – gives claws to the weak.” - George Orwell

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Elwher
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Posts: 3887
Founded: May 24, 2012
Capitalizt

Postby Elwher » Tue Oct 29, 2019 8:23 am

Glen Cook - Wicked Bronze Ambition One of the Garrett, PI series
CYNIC, n. A blackguard whose faulty vision sees things as they are, not as they ought to be. Hence the custom among the Scythians of plucking out a cynic's eyes to improve his vision.
Ambrose Bierce

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A z a n i a
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Posts: 7
Founded: Aug 21, 2019
New York Times Democracy

Postby A z a n i a » Tue Oct 29, 2019 8:26 am

Red Storm Rising, by Thomas Clancy. For the billionth time.
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About Azania/A z a n i a:
Basically, an alt-history South Africa, in which apartheid (or, at least, petty apartheid) never happened.

A twenty-something-year-old university student currently studying law at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN). I'm a patriotic South African who's well aware of all the problems facing SA (crime, widespread corruption, the lingering effects of apartheid etc) and still optimistic about its future. Many thanks to Greater Malayan Confederation for the new flag!

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Swindenland
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Posts: 209
Founded: Aug 21, 2016
Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby Swindenland » Tue Oct 29, 2019 8:32 am

I just read Over invisible barriers by Mark Lazarevitch Gallai (no English translation exists), a book about the development of aviation technology and its testing in the USSR. I was just in the library today and got Surely you're joking mister Feynman! by Richard Feynman, one of the best physicists ever, and Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card, it is a real misfortune that the author is a 'real dick' to gay people.
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The Republic of Swindenland
"Libertas et aequitas ad astra ultra"

A free social democratic republic of the North.

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Jolthig
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Posts: 15355
Founded: Aug 31, 2010
Democratic Socialists

Postby Jolthig » Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:34 pm

Sahih Bukhari: Book of Zakat
Ahmadi Muslim • Khaddam of Ahmadiyya • theistic evolutionist • Star Wars fan • rock and metal fan • New Dealer • Pragmatic on politics
Grenartia wrote:Then we Marshall Plan it.

Kowani wrote:
Jolthig wrote:Lol why

“Und Mirza”

:lol2:

Jean-Paul Sartre wrote:
LiberNovusAmericae wrote:Isn't that what NSG is for though to a degree?

YOU’RE WRONG.

Allow me to explain using several fallacies, veiled insults, and insinuations that you’re ugly and dumb.

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Pax Nerdvana
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Posts: 12590
Founded: May 22, 2017
Corporate Bordello

Postby Pax Nerdvana » Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:48 am

X-Wing: The Bacta War by Micheal Stackpole.
Patriotic centrist American, who is right leaning. I support the Bill of Rights. I have no loyalty to any party. Expand or die. That's how humanity works. Science fiction is the best genre. The solar system is ours for the taking. I am a male. You can't spell team without "me". I support the troops.
Call me Pax. I take things literally, being a literal person.
Copy and paste this into your sig if you think we should colonize other planets.
#colonizemars
TANSTAAFL
Freedom is never free, so remember those who died for it

The country is the people, not the gov't
Doomsday is inevitable. Learn to survive.
Quotes
Pro:Bill of Rights,guns,centrism,capitalism,socialism,space exploration,Christianity,privacy
Anti: Trump,Clinton,fascism,Communism,big business

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Elwher
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Posts: 3887
Founded: May 24, 2012
Capitalizt

Postby Elwher » Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:59 am

Frederik Pohl - Heechee Rendezvous
CYNIC, n. A blackguard whose faulty vision sees things as they are, not as they ought to be. Hence the custom among the Scythians of plucking out a cynic's eyes to improve his vision.
Ambrose Bierce

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Qhevak
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Posts: 33
Founded: Jul 22, 2019
Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby Qhevak » Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:48 pm

Gravity's Rainbow by Pynchon. On page 50 or so - easier than I expected so far.
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Semi-Hard SF Mutualist Anarchotransbaseline association of Oort cloud space habitats - basically all of these ideologies living together. Does not use NS stats.

Tier 9, Level 0, Type 7 on this index.
Aerospace Engineering student in UK. Ordoliberal short term, U/accelerationist anarchotranshumanist long term.

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Fuyujima
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Posts: 17
Founded: Aug 06, 2019
Democratic Socialists

Postby Fuyujima » Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:52 pm

Nietzsche: Philosopher, Psychologist, Antichrist
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Mythopoeia wrote:
I will not treat your dusty path and flat,
denoting this and that by this and that,
your world immutable wherein no part
the little maker has with maker's art.
I bow not yet before the Iron Crown,
nor cast my own small golden sceptre down.
Actual national flag (redesigned thanks to Hatsunia)

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New Visayan Islands
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Posts: 1696
Founded: Jan 31, 2017
Left-Leaning College State

Postby New Visayan Islands » Sat Nov 09, 2019 6:13 am

Starship Troopers by Robert Heinlein. Again.
Embassy program of the NVI
Time zone: GMT+8
For details on the man behind NVI, click here.

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