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Louisiana and Arkansas
Posts: 45
Founded: Mar 14, 2021
New York Times Democracy

Postby Louisiana and Arkansas » Thu Apr 29, 2021 3:27 pm

A friend of mine in school told me about a site where I'd be able to live out my Civil War fantasies or just generally do whatever I wanted with a nation.
He sent me the link on Discord after school, and voila, I made a neo-Confederacy centered around Louisiana, not to be confused with this one.
This was about 8 months ago, but I took a break due to some personal issues and made a new country, which is this one.
I'm a Libertarian and a Southern Nationalist.
Also a proud Catholic.
That's all you need to know.
(Random RightValues link because why not)

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Posts: 160
Founded: Aug 22, 2014
Psychotic Dictatorship

Postby Ebnious » Thu Apr 29, 2021 8:50 pm

My sister made this nation like forever ago, how she found NS...I don't even know. She got bored and I just took over the nation.
My geography factbook was actually written by her when she created the nation
I can hardly believe it been here since 2014, I remember seeing all the old nations and being like "wow, thats soooo old"
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My nation is NOT aligned to my political/personal beliefs
About me: •Female •Right leaning •Christian •Pro-life •American

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Post Marshal
Posts: 15371
Founded: Aug 29, 2014
Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby Togeria » Thu Apr 29, 2021 8:55 pm

I like history, and found a form where you can RP being a nation.
I love telegrams please by all means telegram me!

[1] peace
2 hostilities
3engaged conflicts
Maldaria- Victory
Revolution in Sharphats-Stalemates
2nd Russian civil war-indecisive
Parazal Civil War-Support wasn't active militarily
I am deeply sorry for the attacks on your nations capital, and pray for those affected by the attacks both in Paris and throughout France. As a fellow Muslim I apologize deeply and in place of those who use our religion to commit such an heinous crime. I pray for France, for Paris, and for all those affected.

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Founded: Nov 27, 2020
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Kyruev » Thu Apr 29, 2021 8:57 pm

...Drew Durnil's NationStates videos. I found the game interesting so I decided to make an account, and here I am. Wasn't around during the whole Drewpocalypse thing, tho.
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NYANcity News: The news is never going to change awfully slow today | The cute kitten sleeping in a noodle bowl still hasn't woken up yet, aww | Some are still slightly concerned over the Leader's gold obsession | The user of this nation doesn't know what to write anymore | Look at my card collection 

I mostly post in Forum 7.

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Republic Under Specters Grasp
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Founded: Feb 04, 2015
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Postby Republic Under Specters Grasp » Thu Apr 29, 2021 9:02 pm

Almost 6 years or so ago, on a forum like this for a more traditional RP site literally called TheRPSite (which I think had closed a few years ago), someone advertised the channel to me and I had decided to actually make a small nation based on an OC of mine, The Specter. He's actually never appeared in any of the RP's... but now, I've had various alternate accounts for different fictional empires (The Diamond Authority of Steven Universe, Alternia from Homestuck, Zeon from Gundam, and my two most favorite, Remnant from RWBY, which is a dead account though I still am working to revive it), and now a more grounded nation on earth, Osteuropa: what if the Warsaw Pact held on its own?

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Founded: Feb 21, 2021
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Esthe » Sat May 01, 2021 12:48 pm

Universalius wrote:I was looking up searches like "how to run a country" when I was bored whilst doing homework, and then NationStates popped up. I also thought it would be funny to act like a 12 year old which obviously backfired.

I stopped playing around December 2019 until the Drewpocolypse happened which was a fresh reminder that my nation CTE'd.

Do we even want to know?

I cannot take any music later than 1980, with a few exceptions.

Resident NS proghead.
Center-left southern man
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The Last Stars
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Founded: Apr 21, 2016
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Postby The Last Stars » Sun May 02, 2021 3:50 pm

I actually found NS through a class project my history class had! We had to do some factbooks to turn in a such. Honestly surprised that I even stuck around this long too. Obviously my class nation is long gone and I've been quite spotty with my activity in NS lately, but I eventually come back.

It's wild looking back at when I started this new acc and realize 5 years already flew past. Crazy how that happens.
I don't think I'm going to use NS stats...
FanT/FFT bad space empire with Lovecraftian Monster leaders and furry citizens who aren't that bright. Mostly comical and casual. ** Haha, jumping into RP thread frightens me but feel free to TG me to talk!! **
A Class 2.75 Civilization according to this index.
National Anthem!

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Chargé d'Affaires
Posts: 406
Founded: Sep 17, 2020
New York Times Democracy

Postby Goraria » Sun May 02, 2021 4:07 pm

I was just searching on some things and bumped up to here. I didn’t knew what it was but I tapped on the website anyway. It lead me to a list of questions that you need to answer to create a nation. Then I went to the second page and did some stuff but when I was at the password section I just exited it out. Then came the video Drew made. At this time I was starting to watch Drew’s HOI4 videos just for entertainment and some were even one of my favorites. I watched the video and well it was the website I bumped into a few weeks (probably more than 2 months) ago. I didn’t think much of it and didn’t get any references as I didn’t remember what that website was.

Around September I for some reason remembered the website I was in. I searched pretty much everywhere to find it but after a few minutes of searching, I finally found it and this time I was going to make an account on it. I did the things, come up with a nation name which is Goraria, and set up a password. And here I am, an average person on the internet interacting with people I have never heard of in my life.
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You might find me in forum 7. I also have no other social media because I suck. About the OOC thing, yeah no I’d rather keep that private. He/Him btw


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Scandinavian Liberal Paradise

Postby Goobergunchia » Mon May 03, 2021 4:32 pm

It was linked on a political forum I frequented at the time. Got bored with that place a long time ago but I'm still here.
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Heaven Hieghts
Posts: 2540
Founded: Jun 20, 2008
Corrupt Dictatorship

Postby Heaven Hieghts » Tue May 04, 2021 3:08 pm

Ankuran wrote:Followed a friend here. They didn't stay. I did.

Essentially the same. Middle School was a grand ol' time.
Guess what, I'm radical left

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Betelgeuse Alliance
Posts: 79
Founded: Oct 19, 2018

Postby Betelgeuse Alliance » Wed May 05, 2021 9:05 am

Starting in about 2017, I got into establishing my own political views, so I liked taking political tests for posting the results on political compass subreddits (cringe, I know), and constantly tried to find new ones to fill in. Then I stumbled across NS one day in late 2018 and everything went from there. Pretty straightforward, I'd say.
An intergalactic alliance aiming to protect its own peace and liberty, NOT an empire!

I only use NS Stats very loosely - I mainly use factbooks - TG's welcome

________________''United to protect our peace and liberty!''________________
We're pacifist, but still have a military for self-defense.
SapplyValues Compass:
Left/Right Axis (x): 2.33
Auth/Lib Axis (y): -7
Prog/Con Axis (z): 8.75
Link to my results page

For and Against:
FOR: Georgism, UBI, Libertarianism, Free-Market Capitalism, Environmentalism, Guaranteed Healthcare & Education, LGBT+ Equal Rights, Free Speech, Local Democracy, Advancement, Diplomacy
AGAINST: Socialism, Communism, Cronyism, Crony Capitalism, Political Correctness, Radical Feminism, Excessive Government Interference, Authoritarian Left & Right, Corruption

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Vandeg Tribe
Civil Servant
Posts: 6
Founded: May 05, 2021
Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby Vandeg Tribe » Wed May 05, 2021 9:06 am

funi counntry gamee

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Civil Servant
Posts: 10
Founded: Nov 23, 2020
Democratic Socialists

Postby Noristoniaka » Wed May 05, 2021 9:09 am

I was just browsing the internet when I came across NationStates, and пуф, here's Nori!
Europe's Third Wheel. Known for being a creep to Magyarostan, not really known for making The White Entente but still, and Socialism.

Recent News: A man has fallen from a 60 storey building, now considered dead. My phone isn't working correctly. HOW MANY TIMES DO I HAVE TO TELL YOU, A GUN ISN'T A TOY, JAN! Senile old man yells at cloud for evading his wife, now considered dead.

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Posts: 146
Founded: Nov 18, 2020
Libertarian Police State

Postby Traden » Wed May 05, 2021 9:09 am

Just some random google.
Proud member of the IDSF

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Political Columnist
Posts: 3
Founded: Oct 28, 2020
Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby Anarchisticstan » Wed May 05, 2021 9:10 am

I really liked Rise Of Nations on roblox, so I just searched on Google "nation conquering game" and i found this. At first I was confused as there was no war option, but the community, the other features and the well made issues made me stay
My name is Anarchisticstan, and I am a professional simp for Ganyu.

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Posts: 284
Founded: Apr 21, 2020
Left-Leaning College State

Postby Solarampa » Wed May 05, 2021 9:11 am

The Drewpocalypse lead me here.
I stayed here because a nation helped me get interested in the game by doing roleplay and I have been on this site for over a year now. Though I haven't really done any lore on my nation I really want to start it soon

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Posts: 741
Founded: Dec 13, 2015
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Ivelboria » Wed May 05, 2021 9:12 am

I guess I just stumbled across NationStates when I really got into making fictional nations, and here I am today.
❤ The Federal Republic of Neviersia | Unis fourjamais ❤
Government Website *recently updated* | Anthem | Wikipedia | Embassy Program | Political Parties | Miscellaneous
Neviersia is a 16 civilization, according to this index!

Former Universal Pact Administration Team Member, retired 10/2/20.

This nation does not use any NS stats.

Also, I'm such a workaholic who keeps making factbooks.. :P

aussi, je parle le fr un peu !

Neviersian Language | IIWiki
Political Compass:
Economic: 0.63 (2016), 1.0 (2019), -0.63 (2021)
Social: 0.97 (2016), -2.97 (2019), -3.28 (2021)

not as active on this website as i used to be.

1/5/21- i changed my flag after 3 or 4 years. bye tryzub :(

How you can put a spoiler within another spoiler!

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The Frozen Forest
Posts: 1752
Founded: Sep 12, 2016
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby The Frozen Forest » Wed May 05, 2021 9:13 am

I was looking for political simulators and found a site which listed a bunch. NS intrigued me, and I've been here ever since.
Well Hi, i joined NS on Feb 1st, 2013 under the name Aztec of america and have been on Nationstates since. I don't bite, so don't be afraid to say hello.

This was one of the first actual RP posts I ever made on Nationstates. I wrote it eight years ago. This is a post I wrote two years ago. I wouldn't have improved so much without having so many other great RPers here to challenge me to write better every single day. The morale of the story is that if you're a new RPer or writer, stick with it and keep working to broaden your skills. If you're an old-ish veteran like me then try to inspire our newer players to improve, help them along.

Add 3,981 to my Post Count
Rest in Peace Kuronami, may you return to Nationstates again one day.

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South St Maarten
Posts: 151
Founded: Apr 16, 2017
Left-Leaning College State

Postby South St Maarten » Wed May 05, 2021 9:14 am

I looked up "Nation Game" and this was the first result. Four years later, I'm still here XD

Former First & Second Deputy Commissioner Of Europe
European Undersecretary For Culture
European Ambassador To The Western Isles
Member Of The European Home & Foreign Offices

Out of character unless noted otherwise. Any Questions, Comments, or Concerns, feel free to telegram me! :D

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Holy Roman Empires2
Posts: 98
Founded: Jan 12, 2019
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Postby Holy Roman Empires2 » Wed May 05, 2021 9:17 am

I just saw a comment on a YouTube video, I remember there was a link and I was interested and so clicked it, made a nation and here we are
Founder of The Monarchy alliance, a roleplayer, and likes politics.

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Chargé d'Affaires
Posts: 406
Founded: Apr 03, 2013
Left-wing Utopia

Postby Captiotia » Wed May 05, 2021 9:24 am

I was first getting into politics back in early 2013 and thought it would be neat if I could model my own country somewhere online to help figure out my own ideology. Searched "create your own nation", found NS, and subsequently joined. Captiotia was very different back then! This was also around the time when I was learning the International Phonetic Alphabet and I wanted to make new scripts/alphabets for English and maybe a conlang. I still haven't made one for Captiotia... :meh:

I got some classmates to create nations too, and we used them in little country roleplays when we were bored in class, but none of them were really into NS for more than a month.
Captiotian Summatory Socialist Republic
All for One, One for All
♥ Welcome to the SSR (kap-tee-OH-shuh) ♥
4/24/21: Celebrating 73 years of socialism!
Captiotia: An island of nuclear-powered, spacefaring, musical, cheese-gobbling commies.
Featuring 3 geographic regions, 24 diverse prefectures, 3 houses of government, and you?
Visit the historic Malachi District, the icy Mt. Kowalski, or the stunning Goldstone Crater today!
Please feel free to feed the fancy rats, wild rabbits, housecows, and domesticated bears.
Quincy-Claude × 23 × they/them × USA
communist, musician, natural science/spaceflight enthusiast
pro: impressionism, many-worlds interpretation, cheese
anti: fossil fuels, landlords, non-reusable rockets, bugs
CSSR imaginatively represents my views

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Posts: 1
Founded: Apr 29, 2021
Moralistic Democracy

Postby Hogstead » Wed May 05, 2021 9:26 am

I wanted a place where I could world build and this place proved perfect.

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Chargé d'Affaires
Posts: 406
Founded: Sep 17, 2020
New York Times Democracy

Postby Goraria » Wed May 05, 2021 8:06 pm

Anarchisticstan wrote:I really liked Rise Of Nations on roblox, so I just searched on Google "nation conquering game" and i found this. At first I was confused as there was no war option, but the community, the other features and the well made issues made me stay

Dang man I really like Rise of Nations on Roblox too.
WIP Overview
Btw I don’t use NS stats. And also a big fan of Polandballs.
You might find me in forum 7. I also have no other social media because I suck. About the OOC thing, yeah no I’d rather keep that private. He/Him btw


News: A man has fallen into a river in lego city start by building the rescue helicopter. The weather today is 27°F in Forentria so make sure you bring a very thicc jacket. The weather is expected to go up around 30°F-38°F. I’ve fallen and I can’t get up!

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Imperial Rifta
Posts: 849
Founded: Sep 15, 2020
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Imperial Rifta » Wed May 05, 2021 8:09 pm

I looked up “How to take over the world” and a chain of events and Google searches led to NationStates. I didn’t play much then, and eventually I quit. Then one night (September 15, 2020) I decided to playagain and Imperial Rifta was born. I really enjoyed the Worldbuilding aspect of the game, and warmongering against fantasy nations
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Low quality posts from 2020-2021
Random Joke
A skeleton walks into a bar, and orders a beer and a mop

BREAKING NEWS: Rebellions are brewing in Imperial Rifta’s territories. Conquered China is rebelling. The Emperor announces we will put down any insurrections.| The Women’s Soccer/Football Finals are beginning. The University of Paynesville Eagles lost to the Castlelot Warriors 5-4. 4 games are left in the bracket.

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Posts: 53
Founded: Jun 17, 2019
Corrupt Dictatorship

Postby Droiden » Wed May 05, 2021 8:09 pm

Looked up something along the lines of "nation ruling simulator" and got here. Made a nation, then got busy with school, it cte'd, then I made Droiden. I fully remember thinking to myself "I'm gonna play this game the right way" and here I am.
Sixteenth Year of the Revolution (2036) | Anthem (Instrumental) | Anthem (Lyrics)
Our wacky sort of philosophy (coming soon) | Canon Map | People's National Congress
Sapply Values
Left-Winger | Bisexual | Transfeminine | Absurdist | Danish-American | Apatheist | She/They |
I unironically like those cringy "Among Us Sus!!!" and DaBaby memes because I turned them into a coping mechanism
Nation aligns somewhat with OOC views.
Arbejderemanden Droidenska, Foren! | Workingmen of Droiden, Unite!
"It is the will of our revolution to stamp out any who would stand against the cause of the working people." - Felix Juul
Hyper-philosophical Kaiserreich-esque Syndicalist State. Lore here



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