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Postby Oiseaui » Wed Jun 01, 2011 11:56 am

-Deus- wrote:Hrmm. So why are they so reliant on the ability to be in the water? What stops/has stopped others from simply poisoning the water and killing a large part of them off? Or, what stops/has stopped an invasive specices, be it intentional or otherwise, from wandering in and crippling the ecosystem?


Many of the tropical fish surrounding Oiseaui were not fishable through normal methods hundreds if not thousands of years ago for either their depth and/or their ability to break basic fishing twine due to their weight. Additionally, many Oiseauians fished the mollusks or clams which line jagged break offs in the ocean. Before better fishing methods were developed, you simply had to get in the water and get it yourself with basic tools and nets. Obviously, as technology was introduced to the island and developed, this was not nearly as much of a problem but tribal methods continued to be (in some cases still are) honored traditions.

Where poisoning is concerned, theoretically you could poison the ocean surrounding Oiseaui but with tides it would spread far beyond Oiseaui and would be a silly and grossly ineffective. Furthermore, it isn't as if Oiseauians are breathing the water; so any poison would have to be absorbent directly through skin which again would be ineffective. Where invasive species are concerned, unless those species were other humans (which would cause war) or insects, they would be hunted and utilized where possible.

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Postby -Deus- » Wed Jun 01, 2011 12:51 pm

Oiseaui wrote:
-Deus- wrote:Hrmm. So why are they so reliant on the ability to be in the water? What stops/has stopped others from simply poisoning the water and killing a large part of them off? Or, what stops/has stopped an invasive specices, be it intentional or otherwise, from wandering in and crippling the ecosystem?


Many of the tropical fish surrounding Oiseaui were not fishable through normal methods hundreds if not thousands of years ago for either their depth and/or their ability to break basic fishing twine due to their weight. Additionally, many Oiseauians fished the mollusks or clams which line jagged break offs in the ocean. Before better fishing methods were developed, you simply had to get in the water and get it yourself with basic tools and nets. Obviously, as technology was introduced to the island and developed, this was not nearly as much of a problem but tribal methods continued to be (in some cases still are) honored traditions.

Where poisoning is concerned, theoretically you could poison the ocean surrounding Oiseaui but with tides it would spread far beyond Oiseaui and would be a silly and grossly ineffective. Furthermore, it isn't as if Oiseauians are breathing the water; so any poison would have to be absorbent directly through skin which again would be ineffective. Where invasive species are concerned, unless those species were other humans (which would cause war) or insects, they would be hunted and utilized where possible.

Poisoning would kill fish, and that certainly doesn't make a tasty dish. Invasive species would totally mess up the ecosystem.

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Postby Oiseaui » Wed Jun 01, 2011 12:56 pm

-Deus- wrote:
Oiseaui wrote:Poisoning would kill fish, and that certainly doesn't make a tasty dish. Invasive species would totally mess up the ecosystem.


Its lucky that we have such an expansive trading network, and are geologically isolated then. If someone chooses to poison the ocean, I think its safe to assume that other Tyrrhenian forces which rely on fishing or safe use of water would equally respond. That would not simply be an attack on Oiseaui.

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Postby -Deus- » Wed Jun 01, 2011 1:00 pm

Oiseaui wrote:
-Deus- wrote:


Its lucky that we have such an expansive trading network, and are geologically isolated then. If someone chooses to poison the ocean, I think its safe to assume that other Tyrrhenian forces which rely on fishing or safe use of water would equally respond. That would not simply be an attack on Oiseaui.

Poison need not come from, say, another nation, or even intentionally. In the modern world it is extremely hard to extract poison directly from the water. And even with isolation or isolationism, one can still be tracked, say, by air or even sea, be it intentionally or accidentally.

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Postby Oiseaui » Wed Jun 01, 2011 1:23 pm

-Deus- wrote:Poison need not come from, say, another nation, or even intentionally. In the modern world it is extremely hard to extract poison directly from the water. And even with isolation or isolationism, one can still be tracked, say, by air or even sea, be it intentionally or accidentally.


Oiseaui has yet to experience such an issue, however, protections are in place to safeguard the environment. Hypothetically, should that happen our scientists as well as those of the Tyrrhenians would hopefully be able to solve the problem.

[OOC: Thanks for actually starting the Q&A, I thought no one would ever ask questions. >.<]

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Postby -Deus- » Wed Jun 01, 2011 1:32 pm

Oiseaui wrote:
-Deus- wrote:Poison need not come from, say, another nation, or even intentionally. In the modern world it is extremely hard to extract poison directly from the water. And even with isolation or isolationism, one can still be tracked, say, by air or even sea, be it intentionally or accidentally.


Oiseaui has yet to experience such an issue, however, protections are in place to safeguard the environment. Hypothetically, should that happen our scientists as well as those of the Tyrrhenians would hopefully be able to solve the problem.

[OOC: Thanks for actually starting the Q&A, I thought no one would ever ask questions. >.<]

Heh, no problem, people seldom ask questions in my factbook, but meh. And that's plausible, I'd imagine for a nation heavily ingrained into it's nature, that the environment would be taken care of. This does leave problems for your industry and urbanization, however.

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Postby Oiseaui » Wed Jun 01, 2011 1:53 pm

-Deus- wrote:Heh, no problem, people seldom ask questions in my factbook, but meh. And that's plausible, I'd imagine for a nation heavily ingrained into it's nature, that the environment would be taken care of. This does leave problems for your industry and urbanization, however.


Much of our industry relies on Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, and cultivation of Oiseauian Cuisine & Beverages which do not require land. As for urbanization, it has definitely effected urbanization outside of major cities. Our major cities grow upwards, and generally not outwards though that is how the government and people would prefer it.

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Postby -Deus- » Wed Jun 01, 2011 2:03 pm

Oiseaui wrote:
-Deus- wrote:Heh, no problem, people seldom ask questions in my factbook, but meh. And that's plausible, I'd imagine for a nation heavily ingrained into it's nature, that the environment would be taken care of. This does leave problems for your industry and urbanization, however.


Much of our industry relies on Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, and cultivation of Oiseauian Cuisine & Beverages which do not require land. As for urbanization, it has definitely effected urbanization outside of major cities. Our major cities grow upwards, and generally not outwards though that is how the government and people would prefer it.

Urbanization causes pollution, be it going up, down or around...Or sideways. Arms manufacturing also can and will approach upon the land, the information sector has the potential to as well [factories for guns, etc. Office buildings and materials needed for office buildings, as well as satellite space, etc]. The food industry also requires land, wildlife and/or flora and fauna for food consumption. As the population grows, so does the need for certain things. And what do you trade, if you have an extensive trade network, as stated?

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Postby Oiseaui » Wed Jun 01, 2011 2:56 pm

-Deus- wrote:
Oiseaui wrote:
Much of our industry relies on Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, and cultivation of Oiseauian Cuisine & Beverages which do not require land. As for urbanization, it has definitely effected urbanization outside of major cities. Our major cities grow upwards, and generally not outwards though that is how the government and people would prefer it.

Urbanization causes pollution, be it going up, down or around...Or sideways. Arms manufacturing also can and will approach upon the land, the information sector has the potential to as well [factories for guns, etc. Office buildings and materials needed for office buildings, as well as satellite space, etc]. The food industry also requires land, wildlife and/or flora and fauna for food consumption. As the population grows, so does the need for certain things. And what do you trade, if you have an extensive trade network, as stated?


As our population grows, so will our approach towards urban sprawl. Where trade is concerned, the nation of Oiseaui is a member of the Ryberg Institute of Mutual Trade. Generally speaking it's a trading block amongst 51 nations. All imports & exports between member nations experience free-trade; the import/exports are generally dependent upon domestic needs.

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Postby -Deus- » Thu Jun 02, 2011 8:16 am

Oiseaui wrote:
-Deus- wrote:Urbanization causes pollution, be it going up, down or around...Or sideways. Arms manufacturing also can and will approach upon the land, the information sector has the potential to as well [factories for guns, etc. Office buildings and materials needed for office buildings, as well as satellite space, etc]. The food industry also requires land, wildlife and/or flora and fauna for food consumption. As the population grows, so does the need for certain things. And what do you trade, if you have an extensive trade network, as stated?


As our population grows, so will our approach towards urban sprawl. Where trade is concerned, the nation of Oiseaui is a member of the Ryberg Institute of Mutual Trade. Generally speaking it's a trading block amongst 51 nations. All imports & exports between member nations experience free-trade; the import/exports are generally dependent upon domestic needs.

What do you export? And as you need supplies to meet the growing demand of urban life, these supplies and needs will have to come from somewhere.

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Postby Oiseaui » Thu Jun 02, 2011 9:23 am

-Deus- wrote:
Oiseaui wrote:
As our population grows, so will our approach towards urban sprawl. Where trade is concerned, the nation of Oiseaui is a member of the Ryberg Institute of Mutual Trade. Generally speaking it's a trading block amongst 51 nations. All imports & exports between member nations experience free-trade; the import/exports are generally dependent upon domestic needs.

What do you export? And as you need supplies to meet the growing demand of urban life, these supplies and needs will have to come from somewhere.


As I said previously, our major exports & industries include Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, and Oiseauian Agriculture/Food & Beverages (Whiskey, Wine, etc).

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Postby -Deus- » Thu Jun 02, 2011 9:26 am

Oiseaui wrote:
-Deus- wrote:What do you export? And as you need supplies to meet the growing demand of urban life, these supplies and needs will have to come from somewhere.


As I said previously, our major exports & industries include Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, and Oiseauian Agriculture/Food & Beverages (Whiskey, Wine, etc).
Hrmm, I see. Well, this is all the questioning I have for the moment.

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Postby Oiseaui » Thu Jun 02, 2011 9:51 am

Reference section updated to include the -Deus- line of questioning.

Deus, thank you for opening up the questions! Others, I welcome any questions pertaining to Oiseaui.

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