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The New North Republic
Civil Servant
 
Posts: 9
Founded: Mar 06, 2020
Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby The New North Republic » Wed Apr 21, 2021 9:53 pm

Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows: J.K. Rowling
The New North Republic:
National Factbook of the NNR

A democratic republic located in Northwestern North America along the Pacific Ocean and the Arctic Ocean. Home to 147 million Dacian's, high developed and culturally prominent nation.

National Religion: - Officially Secular, but majority religion of Eastern Orthodox Christianity

Official Languages
Russian (Pусский) - Official governmental and education language alongside English, spoken by 95% of Dacians.
English - Official language alongside Russian, spoken by 95% of Dacians.
Mandarin Chinese (汉语) - Official language in New Columbia and Sud Alsika, spoken by around 35% of Dacians. Written in simplified Chinese script used in China and Singapore.

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Blargoblarg
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Posts: 1767
Founded: Sep 06, 2010
Corrupt Dictatorship

Postby Blargoblarg » Wed Apr 21, 2021 11:37 pm

I'm re-reading Dragonsinger by Anne McCaffrey.
"When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist." -Dom Helder Camara
I do not support right-wing Democrats or right-wing Republicans. I am a socialist.
Every day I'm more glad that I voted Green. Howie Hawkins/Angela Walker 2020
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Pax Nerdvana
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Posts: 15358
Founded: May 22, 2017
Capitalizt

Postby Pax Nerdvana » Thu Apr 22, 2021 6:18 am

Rereading Dune by Frank Herbert
The Internet killed gun control.
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Good song
They can’t stop the Signal
"The universe did never make sense; I suspect it was built on government contract."
-Robert Heinlein

"Affordability
Suitability (.22LR for squirrels, bigger .22s for long range little things, and big-bore for legal hunting reasons, etc)
Ammunition supply-chain (6.5x55 Swede and .303 British, although available, isn't exactly everywhere)
If it's ugly, uncomfortable, and can't shoot straight, but it accomplishes the above, then it's either a Mosin or a Hi-Point."
-Hurtful Thoughts on stuff you want in a gun

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Free Las Pinas
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Posts: 707
Founded: May 03, 2020
Liberal Democratic Socialists

Postby Free Las Pinas » Thu Apr 22, 2021 5:24 pm

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
WA Ambassador: Sebastian Castellvi · Minister of Education and Chief of Staff of 10000 Islands · President of the Cards Co-operative · Author of GA#540

"I want freedom, the right to self-expression, everybody’s right to beautiful, radiant things." - Emma Goldman

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British Starsian Influence
Lobbyist
 
Posts: 12
Founded: Jun 05, 2020
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby British Starsian Influence » Sat Apr 24, 2021 7:49 am

The New North Republic wrote:Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows: J.K. Rowling


Nice. I'm reading Northanger Abbey, by Jane Austen. It's a great parody of the gothic genre; I really recommend it.

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Ah General Kenobi
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Posts: 132
Founded: Apr 23, 2021
Compulsory Consumerist State

Postby Ah General Kenobi » Sat Apr 24, 2021 10:08 am

redwall by brian jacques
luv me trade federation
luv me droids
luv me blockade of naboo

simple as

turning points neimoidia

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UniversalCommons
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Posts: 4578
Founded: Jan 24, 2016
Left-Leaning College State

Postby UniversalCommons » Sat Apr 24, 2021 10:22 am

How To Lead Wisdom from the World's Greatest CEOs, Founders, and Game Changers by David M. Rubinstein. It is a book of interviews with prominent people.
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The Macabees
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Posts: 3663
Founded: Antiquity
Anarchy

Postby The Macabees » Sat Apr 24, 2021 11:22 am

Paul French, City of Devils: The Two Men Who Ruled the Underworld of Old Shanghai

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Brulave
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Posts: 12
Founded: May 22, 2020
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Brulave » Sat Apr 24, 2021 11:25 am

A book about WW1. Bulgaria was pretty lucky in the first half.

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The Grene Knyght
Minister
 
Posts: 3016
Founded: May 07, 2016
Left-wing Utopia

Postby The Grene Knyght » Sun Apr 25, 2021 12:33 pm

Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead, Olga Tokarczuk (t. Antonia Lloyd-Jones)
     
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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.
What I'm Reading
2015 - x=-8.75, y=-6.56
2016 - x=-8.88, y=-9.54
2017 - x=-9.63, y=-9.90
2018 - x=-9.88, y=-9.23
2019 - x=-10.0, y=-9.90
2020 - x=-10.0, y=-10.0
PRO: Socialism, Communism, Internationalism, Revolution, Leninism.
NEUTRAL: Anarchism, Marxism-Leninism.
ANTI: Capitalism, Liberalism, Nationalism, Fascists, Hyper-Sectarian Leftists.
Portal Nationalist | Proletarian Moralist

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

Postby Imperial Rifta » Sun Apr 25, 2021 12:36 pm

Rereading Mockingjay and The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins.
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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The UwU Union
Political Columnist
 
Posts: 4
Founded: Nov 24, 2019
Corrupt Dictatorship

Postby The UwU Union » Sun Apr 25, 2021 12:41 pm

I'm currently re-reading The Shining by Stephen King as a way of researching my own novel that deals with similar themes.

I'm reading, for leisure, The Vagrant by Peter Newman, The Iron Dream by Norman Spinrad, and Stalking Darkness by Lynn Flewelling.

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Blargoblarg
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Posts: 1767
Founded: Sep 06, 2010
Corrupt Dictatorship

Postby Blargoblarg » Mon Apr 26, 2021 1:53 am

I'm re-reading Dragondrums by Anne McCaffrey.
"When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist." -Dom Helder Camara
I do not support right-wing Democrats or right-wing Republicans. I am a socialist.
Every day I'm more glad that I voted Green. Howie Hawkins/Angela Walker 2020
My SapplyValues results

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Qhevak
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Posts: 245
Founded: Jul 22, 2019
Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby Qhevak » Mon Apr 26, 2021 2:33 am

Ted Chiang's Exhalation short story collection. Really great, love The Lifecycle of Software Objects in particular.
The Oortian Federation of Qhevak
Semi-Hard SF Anarchotranshumanist association of Oort cloud space habitats - basically all of these ideologies living together. A 6.7 civilization according to this index. Does not use NS stats. Wiki here.
Aerospace Engineering grad student. Libertarian market socialist short term, anarchotranshumanist long term.
Previously Gogol Transcendancy, Ibis Galaxy Alliance.
N&I RP in a shellnut

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Blargoblarg
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Posts: 1767
Founded: Sep 06, 2010
Corrupt Dictatorship

Postby Blargoblarg » Wed Apr 28, 2021 12:28 am

I'm re-reading The Renegades of Pern by Anne McCaffrey.
"When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist." -Dom Helder Camara
I do not support right-wing Democrats or right-wing Republicans. I am a socialist.
Every day I'm more glad that I voted Green. Howie Hawkins/Angela Walker 2020
My SapplyValues results

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The Macabees
Senior N&I RP Mentor
 
Posts: 3663
Founded: Antiquity
Anarchy

Postby The Macabees » Wed Apr 28, 2021 8:45 am

Artemio Mortera Pérez, Los Carros de Combate Trubia (1925-1939) - a technical book on one of Spain's early indigenous tank design and manufacturing endeavors

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Pax Nerdvana
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Posts: 15358
Founded: May 22, 2017
Capitalizt

Postby Pax Nerdvana » Thu Apr 29, 2021 6:11 am

Killing Patton by Bill O’Reilly
The Internet killed gun control.
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Quotes
Good song
They can’t stop the Signal
"The universe did never make sense; I suspect it was built on government contract."
-Robert Heinlein

"Affordability
Suitability (.22LR for squirrels, bigger .22s for long range little things, and big-bore for legal hunting reasons, etc)
Ammunition supply-chain (6.5x55 Swede and .303 British, although available, isn't exactly everywhere)
If it's ugly, uncomfortable, and can't shoot straight, but it accomplishes the above, then it's either a Mosin or a Hi-Point."
-Hurtful Thoughts on stuff you want in a gun

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UniversalCommons
Senator
 
Posts: 4578
Founded: Jan 24, 2016
Left-Leaning College State

Postby UniversalCommons » Thu Apr 29, 2021 10:00 am

I got bored of How to Lead. I read a little more than half of it. Now, I am reading Alien Oceans The Search for Life In the Depths of Space by Kevin Peter Hand. It is about Enceladus, Europa, and Titan and the possibility of life on moons in our solar system. It starts with some background on life around deep sea thermal events on Earth. I am reading about how far off planets composition are studied using gravity, spectroscopy, and electromagnetism.

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The Macabees
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Posts: 3663
Founded: Antiquity
Anarchy

Postby The Macabees » Thu Apr 29, 2021 1:05 pm

Robert Conquest, The Harvest of Sorrow: Soviet Collectivization and the Terror-Famine

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

Postby Louisiana and Arkansas » Thu Apr 29, 2021 1:07 pm

The Torah.
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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Riam
Secretary
 
Posts: 31
Founded: Mar 11, 2021
Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby Riam » Sat May 01, 2021 10:39 am

Les Paradis artificiels, by Charles Baudelaire.

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Blargoblarg
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Posts: 1767
Founded: Sep 06, 2010
Corrupt Dictatorship

Postby Blargoblarg » Tue May 04, 2021 2:22 am

I'm re-reading All the Weyrs of Pern by Anne McCaffrey.
"When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist." -Dom Helder Camara
I do not support right-wing Democrats or right-wing Republicans. I am a socialist.
Every day I'm more glad that I voted Green. Howie Hawkins/Angela Walker 2020
My SapplyValues results

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Butten Land
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Posts: 1
Founded: May 02, 2021
Father Knows Best State

The books I'm reading

Postby Butten Land » Tue May 04, 2021 2:59 am

I'm currently reading "The Cultural Politics of Emotion" by Sara Ahmed, as well as "The Green book" by Muammar al-Gaddafi. I'm also always reading the Bible.

There is a great song about Gaddafi by Blakk Rasta called "Blakk Rasta - Gaddafi ft. Fiifi Selah".

One of my all time favorite books besides the Bible is the "Han Feizi", I would recommend it to anyone interested in politics, especially if they hold an interest in the political philosophy of ancient china.

Besides that I have a few books on my to do list, one of them is "The Muqaddimah" by Ibn Khaldun, another one is "A discourse on government" by Nakae Chōmin.

I'm reading political philosophy and philosophy in general since I was about 14 to 15 years old. Back than I read a lot of ancient and medieval European philosophy. Than I became interested in the philosophy of the enlightenment especially Swedenborg and Rousseau. After that I grew interested in how dictatorships form, so I read the works by many famous dictators, good dictators like Mao Zedong, Stalin, Ho-Chi Minh, Kim Il-sung and Kwame Nkrumah and also the works of terrible human beings like Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini. I also read a lot of North Korean literature.

By the way I don't call Mao and co. good dictators because I think there politics were great, I call them good dictators because I think there intentions, of freeing there people from colonial oppression were honorable.

Anyways I wanted to get out of all that dictatorship stuff and think about more happy subjects, so I now started studying the great influential political works of different cultures.

If I made any mistakes writing this messages, I'm sorry, English isn't my first language.

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Pax Nerdvana
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Posts: 15358
Founded: May 22, 2017
Capitalizt

Postby Pax Nerdvana » Tue May 04, 2021 5:53 am

Rereading Eon by Greg Bear
The Internet killed gun control.
Profile
Quotes
Good song
They can’t stop the Signal
"The universe did never make sense; I suspect it was built on government contract."
-Robert Heinlein

"Affordability
Suitability (.22LR for squirrels, bigger .22s for long range little things, and big-bore for legal hunting reasons, etc)
Ammunition supply-chain (6.5x55 Swede and .303 British, although available, isn't exactly everywhere)
If it's ugly, uncomfortable, and can't shoot straight, but it accomplishes the above, then it's either a Mosin or a Hi-Point."
-Hurtful Thoughts on stuff you want in a gun

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Droiden
Bureaucrat
 
Posts: 53
Founded: Jun 17, 2019
Corrupt Dictatorship

Postby Droiden » Tue May 04, 2021 5:57 am

Reading The Myth of Sisyphus by Camus, just got done with Beyond Good and Evil by Nietzsche
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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