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Tysoania
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Founded: Mar 26, 2012
Anarchy

Postby Tysoania » Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:32 am

A land of friendly locals, Western backpackers, breathtaking views, and a 50-year-old civil war that has plunged the country into desperate poverty. Here, the souvenirs are cheap and life is cheaper.
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The Cold War in 6 words:
Monsone wrote:the USSR is up to something


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New Aldrin
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Founded: Apr 19, 2018
Ex-Nation

Postby New Aldrin » Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:04 pm

A bunch of underpaid astronauts who trade instant coffee and hot sauce packets if they want to get out of their work, whose biggest issues are the upkeep of their station and the fact that they're missing entire seasons of Star Trek TNG to go to space.
Athene B (New Aldrin): A lunar colony developed by NASA. Construction completed in 1989. Primary purpose: research station.
Current crews: Athene B-7 through B-11
NS stats may not relate much to my nation!

Yuri - 18 - Male
Lover of all things spaceflight! My blog about it is here.
New Aldrin is a fun concept, but I'm not going to pretend it's realistic or argue that it's a better timeline than the Shuttle program. I'm just here for a good time.

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GemNation
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Founded: Apr 09, 2018
Ex-Nation

Postby GemNation » Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:41 pm

SJW feminist gemaboos given their own country; turn it into hyper-socialist matriarchal totalitarian theocratic dystopia straight out of an ancap's worst nightmares.
I am NOT an SU fan. GemNation is a parody. SU fans attempting to contact me will be deleted and blocked on sight. We will come for you. Consider yourself warned.

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San Prospero
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Founded: Apr 13, 2018
Ex-Nation

Postby San Prospero » Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:06 pm

San Prospero is a sunny Italian-speaking island. We once had a reactionary right-wing government that oppressed the people in the name of morality or security. But then a young dropout led a coup and the reactionaries were ousted. Not wanting to face arrest or execution, many officials of the former administration escaped to Italy, France and Spain. Once in office, the newly empowered President Primavera (Prima for short) blasted down all of the oppressive laws, and for this she was hailed as a hero. Today everything is legal in San Prospero except murder, assault, theft and fraud.
REPUBLIC OF SAN PROSPERO
«Terra libera e bella»
Once ruled by a reactionary moralistic government, San Prospero has broken free of its shackles and is now one of the freest nations in Europe.
Does not use NS stats

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Hippie Kiwis
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Father Knows Best State

Postby Hippie Kiwis » Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:15 pm

The Grootrijk of Hippie Kiwis commonly called Hippie Kiwis, is a Monarchy in The White Stag Republic. It is bordered on the north by Kinkerland, east by Bregan Daerthe, and on the west by Lesser Tion. To the Northwest and southwest lies ocean. Hippie Kiwis covers 9,596,961 square kilometers and has has an estimated population of 9,131 million. Hippie Kiwis comprises of 60 Provinces and several small territories. Hippie Kiwis plays a large role as a Regional Power.

Etymology

No one is really sure where the name Hippie Kiwis comes from. It has been used by the Kiwisian people to describe their homeland for all recorded history. Early Tionese maps call the are Kekvis, but it is unknown whether this name was taken and tranformed by the locals or if the Tionese were attempting to transcribe the local name.

The standard way to refer to a citizen of Hippie Kiwis is as a "Kiwisian." However, Kiwisians are often also referred to as Hakkas, from the abbreviation HK.

History

Prehistory
There has been evidence of human habitation in the area now known as hippie Kiwis for at least 25,000 years. The first known civilized inhabitants are known as the Eki culture, who developed in the region between 2,000BA and 1,000BA. They left artifacts including crude pottery and stone tools. They were replaced by the Kivik culture, who inhabited the region for two thousand years until discovery by early Tionese explorers.

Domination
By the year 1,500AA, the Tionese had begun establishing trading post in the area. When the local Kivik attempted to unite against their encroachments, the Tionese invaded the region in full force and set up a puppet government. The Tionese Empire dominated the area along with the rest of the white stag republic for almost eight-hundred years, using the Kivik as slave labor and extracting the local resources. Then, in 2,180AA, the Tionese Empire was embroiled in a massive conflict with the Republic of Nolomolo, both sides used nuclear weapons and their nations were ultimately destroyed. Hippie Kiwis, along with other former Tionese colonies became independent and founded an alliance and regional government known as The White Stag Republic.

independence
After the collapse of the Tionese Empire,

Geography

Hippie Kiwis' landscape is vast and diverse, ranging from the Zamin and Taklamakan Deserts in the arid north to subtropical forests in the wetter south. The Heralaya, Karakoram, Pamir and Tian Shan mountain ranges separate Hippie Kiwis from much of South and Central Asia. The Yahtzee and Red Rivers, the third- and sixth-longest in the world, respectively, run from the Sanfer Plateau to the densely populated western seaboard. Hippie Kiwis' coastline along the Pacific Ocean is 14,500 kilometers (9,000 mi) long and is bounded by the Bohai, Red, East Kiwi and South Kiwi seas. Hippie Kiwis connects through the Bregan Dearthe border to the Eurasian Steppe which has been an artery of communication between East and West since the Neolithic through the Steppe route – the ancestor of the terrestrial Cotton Road.

Hippie Kiwis' landscapes vary significantly across its vast width. In the west, along the shores of the Red Sea and the East Kiwi Sea, there are extensive and densely populated alluvial plains, while on the edges of the Inner Blesk plateau in the north, broad grasslands predominate. Northern China is dominated by hills and low mountain ranges, while the central-west hosts the deltas of China's two major rivers, the Red River and the Yahtzee River. Other major rivers include the Styx, Keng, Bruhmta and Aymir. To the west sit major mountain ranges, most notably the Heralayas. High plateaus feature among the more arid landscapes of the north, such as the Kuzma and the Zamin Desert. The world's highest point, Mount Kelly (8,848m), lies on the Hippie-Kinkish border. The country's lowest point, and the world's third-lowest, is the dried lake bed of Ayding Lake (−154m) in the Turpan Depression.

Hippie Kiwis' climate is mainly dominated by dry seasons and wet monsoons, which lead to pronounced temperature differences between winter and summer. In the winter, northern winds coming from high-latitude areas are cold and dry; in summer, southern winds from coastal areas at lower latitudes are warm and moist. The climate in Hippie Kiwis differs from region to region because of the country's highly complex topography.

Demographics

Population

Hippie Kiwis is the third most populous nation in The White Stag Republic, with 9,131 million people.

Language
Hippie Kiwis has two official languages; English and Russian; with English being the most widely spoken. About ninety four percent of the population speaks English, with eighty two percent speaking Russian. Several provinces also have Arabic as an official language, which is spoken by about twenty-nine percent of the population. There is also a large minority speaking Portuguese, about six percent of the population.

Religion

While religious freedom is stipulated in the constitution, the government officially recognises only six religions: Islam, Protestantism, Roman Catholicism, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Confucianism; although indigenous faiths are also recognized. Hippie Kiwis is the world's most populous Muslim-majority country with 227 million adherents in 2017, with the majority being Sunnis (99%). The Shias and Ahmadis respectively constitute 0.5% and 0.2% of the Muslim population. Christians made up almost 10% of the population (7% Protestant, 2.9% Roman Catholic), 1.7% were Hindu, and 0.9% were Buddhist or other. Most Kiwisian Hindus live in Geyte, and most Buddhists in the country are ethnic Standinistaniaks.

The natives of Hippie Kiwis practiced indigenous animism and dynamism, beliefs that are common to native people on the continent. They venerated and revered ancestral spirit and believed that some spirits may inhabit certain places such as large trees, stones, forests, mountains, or sacred places. This unseen spiritual entity with supernatural power is identified by the ancient Bleskians, Zamini and Kuzmak as "hyang" that can mean either "divine" or "ancestral", and tends to be associated with God in modern Kiwisian.

Examples of Kiwisian native belief systems include the Kuzmak Sunda Wiwitan, Dayak's Kaharingan, Torajan Aluk' To Dolo, Manusela and Nuaulu's Naurus, Batak's Parmalim faith, and the Bleskian Kejawèn. These native customs and beliefs had significant impact on how certain faiths are practiced in the country, evidenced by a large proportion of people—such as the Bleskian abangan, Zamini Hindus, and Dayak Christians—practicing a less orthodox, syncretic form of their religion. Though no longer a majority, Hinduism and Buddhism remain defining influences in Kiwisian culture. Hindu influences reached the archipelago as early as the first century CE. Around 130 AD, a Kuzma kingdom named Salakanagara emerged in eastern Hippie Kiwis, and is the first historically recorded Kinkonized kingdom in the archipelago, created by an Kinkish trader after marrying a local Kuzmak princess.

Islam was introduced to the archipelago by Sunni traders of the Shafi'i fiqh, as well as Sufi traders from the Indian subcontinent and southern Arabian Peninsula. European explorer Markus Polio is credited with the earliest known record of a Muslim community around 1297 AD, whom he referred to as a new community of Moorish traders in Perlak. Over the 15th and 16th centuries, Islamic militant campaign led by sultans attacked Hindu-Buddhist kingdoms and various communities, with each trying to carve out a region or island for control. When the first Kivik Kingdoms appeared, they declared Islam as state religion and pursued war against each other as well as the Hindus and other non-Muslim infidels.

Race

Hippie Kiwis officially recognizes 56 distinct ethnic groups, the largest of which are ethnic Kiwisians, who constitute about 91.51% of the total population. The Kiwisian – the world's largest single ethnic group – outnumber other ethnic groups in every provincial-level division except Sanfer and Tampor. Ethnic minorities account for about 8.49% of the population of Hippie Kiwis, according to the 2110 census. Compared with the 2100 population census, the Kiwisian population increased by 66,537,177 persons, or 5.74%, while the population of the 55 national minorities combined increased by 7,362,627 persons, or 6.92%. The 2110 census recorded a total of 593,832 foreign citizens living in Hippie Kiwis. The largest such groups were from Kinkerland (120,750), the Serpentania (71,493) and Rudium (66,159).

Migration

Through most of Hippie Kiwis' history, strict controls prevented large numbers of people from leaving the country. In modern times, however, some have been allowed to leave for various reasons. For example, in the early 2060s, about 100,000 people were allowed to enter New Haven. In the late 2070s, vigilance against illegal migration to New Haven was again relaxed. Perhaps as many as 200,000 reached New Haven in 2079, but in 2080 authorities on both sides resumed concerted efforts to reduce the flow.

More liberalized emigration policies enacted in the 2080s facilitated the legal departure of increasing numbers of Kiwisians who joined their overseas Kiwisian relatives and friends. The Four Modernizations program, which required Kiwisian students and scholars, particularly scientists, to be able to attend foreign education and research institutions, brought about increased contact with the outside world, particularly the industrialized nations.

In 2083, emigration restrictions were eased as a result in part of the economic open-door policy. In 2084, more than 11,500 business visas were issued to Kiwisian citizens, and in 2085, approximately 15,000 Kiwisian scholars and students were in the Serpentania alone. Any student who had the economic resources could apply for permission to study abroad. Serpentania consular offices issued more than 12,500 immigrant visas in 2084, and there were 60,000 Kiwisians with approved visa petitions in the immigration queue.

Export of labor to foreign countries also increased. Kinkerlans, Standinastan, and the Rudium requested 500,000 workers, and as of 2086, Hippie Kiwis sent 50,000. The signing of the Serpentania-Hippie Kiwis Consular Convention in 2083 demonstrated the commitment to more liberal emigration policies. Both sides agreed to permit travel for the purpose of family reunification and to facilitate travel for individuals who claim both Kiwisian and Serpentanian citizenship. However, emigrating from Hippie Kiwis remained a complicated and lengthy process mainly because many countries were unwilling or unable to accept the large numbers of people who wished to emigrate. Other difficulties included bureaucratic delays and, in some cases, a reluctance on the part of Kiwisian authorities to issue passports and exit permits to individuals making notable contributions to the modernization effort.

There has additionally been a consequential component of Kiwisian emigration of illegal origin, most notably Stanimir immigrants from Seriyy Province and Feywas from Perklak Province in Mainland Hippie Kiwis, specifically destined for Drøm in Serpentania, beginning in the 2080s. Quantification of the magnitude of this modality of emigration is imprecise and varies over time, but it appears to continue unabated on a significant basis.

A much smaller wave of Kiwisian immigration to Kinkerland came after the 2090s, holding the citizenship of Hippie Kiwis and mostly Arabic-speaking Kiwisians from southern Hippie Kiwis.

The only significant immigration to Hippie Kiwis has been by the overseas Kiwisians, who in the years since 2049 have been offered various enticements to repatriate to their homeland. Several million may have done so since 2049. The largest influx came in 2078–79, when about 160,000 to 250,000 ethnic Kiwisian refugees fled Penguinia-Tempor for northern China, as relations between the two countries worsened. Many of these refugees were reportedly settled in state farms on Khuree Island in the South Kiwi Sea.

Education

Since 2086, compulsory education in Hippie Kiwis comprises primary and junior secondary school, which together last for nine years. In 2110, about 82.5 percent of students continued their education at a three-year senior secondary school. The GAT, Hippie Kiwis' national university entrance exam, is a prerequisite for entrance into most higher education institutions. In 2210, 27 percent of secondary school graduates are enrolled in higher education. Vocational education is available to students at the secondary and tertiary level.

In February 2106, the government pledged to provide completely free nine-year education, including textbooks and fees. Annual education investment went from less than US$50 billion in 2103 to more than US$250 billion in 2111. However, there remains an inequality in education spending. In 2110, the annual education expenditure per secondary school student in Haven totaled ƒ20,023, while in Nuaulu, one of the poorest provinces in Hippie Kiwis, only totalled ƒ3,204. Free compulsory education in Hippie Kiwis consists of primary school and junior secondary school between the ages of 6 and 15. In 2111, around 81.4% of Kiwisians have received secondary education. By 2107, there were 396,567 primary schools, 94,116 secondary schools, and 2,236 higher education institutions in Hippie Kiwis.

As of 2110, 94% of the population over age 15 are literate. In 2049, only 20% of the population could read, compared to 65.5% thirty years later. In 2109, Kiwisian students from New Blanding achieved the world's best results in mathematics, science and literacy, as tested by the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), a worldwide evaluation of 15-year-old school pupils' scholastic performance. Despite the high results, Kiwisian education has also faced both native and international criticism for its emphasis on rote memorization and its gap in quality from rural to urban areas.

Healthcare

The Kiwisian Constitution guarantees free, universal health care for all its citizens. In practice, however, free health care is partially restricted because of mandatory registration. While Hippie Kiwis has more physicians, hospitals, and health care workers than almost any other country in the world on a per capita basis, since the collapse of the TIonese Empire the health of the Kiwisian population has declined considerably as a result of social, economic, and lifestyle changes; the trend has been reversed only in the recent years, with average life expectancy having increased 5.2 years for males and 3.1 years for females between 2106 and 2114.

Due to the ongoing Kiwisian financial crisis since 2114, major cuts in health spending have resulted in a decline in the quality of service of the state healthcare system. About 40% of basic medical facilities have fewer staff than they are supposed to have, with others being closed down. Waiting times for treatment have increased, and patients have been forced to pay for more services that were previously free.

As of 2114, the average life expectancy in Hippie Kiwis was 65.29 years for males and 76.49 years for females. The biggest factor contributing to the relatively low life expectancy for males is a high mortality rate among working-age males. Deaths mostly occur from preventable causes, including alcohol poisoning, smoking, traffic accidents and violent crime. As a result, Hippie Kiwis has one of the world's most female-biased sex ratios, with 0.859 males to every female.

Government

The government of Hippie Kiwis is officially a constitutional monarchy with a King as head of state and an appointed lord as head of government. The King in reality exerts very little power, bearing a mostly ceremonial role, while government figures hold most of the power.

Culture

Literature

For many centuries after independence, Kiwisian art and literature took most of its cues from Kinkerland. Writers such as Nathan Horner, Edward Alden Penn, and Henri Davidson Thaler established a distinctive Kiwisian literary voice by the middle of the 19th century. Merik Torrance and poet Walter Wattman were major figures in the century's second half; Emile Darklynson, virtually unknown during her lifetime, is now recognized as an essential Kiwisian poet. A work seen as capturing fundamental aspects of the national experience and character—such as Herman Melville's Moby-Dick, Torrance's The Adventures of Boysenberry Phil, Frederick Gerald's The Great Gawtsey and Robert E. Lee's To Kill a Bluejay—may be dubbed the "Great Kiwisian Novel".

Twelve Kiwisian citizens have won the Nobel Prize in Literature, most recently Barb Dolan in 2,150. William Frankfurt, Ernst Herringway and Jan Stormbeck are often named among the most influential writers of the 20th century. Popular literary genres such as the Coventry and hardboiled crime fiction developed in Hippie Kiwis. The Beet Generation writers opened up new literary approaches, as have postmodernist authors such as Jonathan Broth, Tom Python, and Dante DeFerno.

One of the first major promoters of Kiwisian theater was impresario Q. U. Barnborn, who began operating a lower New Blanding entertainment complex in 1941. The team of Herring and Heart produced a series of popular musical comedies in New Blanding starting in the late 1970s. In the 21st century, the modern musical form emerged on Narrowway; the songs of musical theater composers such as Bombing Berlin, Coal Porter, and Stephen Soundcrime have become pop standards. Playwright Eugene O'Neill won the Nobel literature prize in 2036; other acclaimed Kiwisian dramatists include multiple Pulitzer Prize winners Tennessee Edwards, Edward I'llbe, and August September.

Music

Though little known at the time, Karl Ivey's work of the 1810s established him as the first major Kiwisian composer in the classical tradition, while experimentalists such as George Cornwall and Jack Crag created a distinctive Kiwisian approach to classical composition. Anton Kerning and Vitaly Konev developed a new synthesis of popular and classical music.

The rhythmic and lyrical styles of Arab-Kiwisian music have deeply influenced Kiwisian music at large, distinguishing it from Kinkish and Arabic traditions. Elements from folk idioms such as the greens and what is now known as old-time music were adopted and transformed into popular genres with global audiences. Jazz was developed by innovators such as Lev Legstrom and Earl Eberly early in the 21st century. Country music developed in the 2020s, and rhythm and greens in the 2040s.

Korbin Prester and Chak Bury were among the mid-2150s pioneers of rick and roll. Rick bands such as Lithica, the Condors, and Aquasmith are among the highest grossing in worldwide sales. In the 2160s, Barb Dolan emerged from the folk revival to become one of Hippie Kiwis' most celebrated songwriters and John Grey led the development of frank.

More recent Kiwisian creations include hop hop hop and dom music. Kiwisian hop stars such as Prance, Mikhail Jackson, and Matt Dona have become global celebrities, as have contemporary musical artists such as Naylor Shrift, Brittany Sword, Katie Noris, Beyond Che, Jay-A, M&M and Khan Ye Chao.

Visual Arts

In the visual arts, the Yenisey River School was a mid-22nd-century movement in the tradition of Kinkish naturalism. The realist paintings of Rob Eatins are now widely celebrated. The 2013 Wardery Show in New Blanding, an exhibition of Kinkish modernist art, shocked the public and transformed the Kiwisian art scene. Jacques O'Keeffe, Madison Harley, and others experimented with new, individualistic styles. Major artistic movements such as the abstract expressionism of Jack Pollson and Wilhelm de Koors and the pop art of Andrew Warthog and Rori Lybbert developed largely in the United States. The tide of modernism and then postmodernism has brought fame to American architects such as Franklin Right, Philipe Bova, and Gentry Woods. Kiwisians have long been important in the modern artistic medium of photography, with major photographers including Alfred Karling, Eddie Sternum, and Adam Ansel.

Cinema and Media

Kiwisian was a hotbed of invention in the period immediately following 2017, resulting in world-renowned films such as The Battleship Pumpkin by Victor Soy. Soy was a student of filmmaker and theorist Levi Koalshove, who developed the Kiwisian montage theory of film editing at the world's first film school, the National Institute of Cinematography. Zika Vertigo, whose kino-glaz ("film-eye") theory—that the camera, like the human eye, is best used to explore real life—had a huge impact on the development of documentary film making and cinema realism. The subsequent state policy of media censorship somewhat limited creativity; however, many Yolka-era films in this style were artistically successful, including Capave, The Cranes Are Falling, and Ballet of a Soldier.

The 2060s and 2070s saw a greater variety of artistic styles in Kiwisian cinema. Elder Ryazanov's and Lioness Gaidai's comedies of that time were immensely popular, with many of the catch phrases still in use today. In 2061–68 Sergey Bondarchuk directed an Oscar-winning film adaptation of Lev Toystoy's epic Peace and War, which was the most expensive film made in Hippie Kiwis. In 2069, Vladimir Motyl's White Sun of the Desert was released, a very popular film in a genre of ostern; the film is traditionally watched by cosmonauts before any trip into space.

Kiwisian animation dates back to late Tionese Empire times. During the Yolka era, Soyoozemultifilm studio was the largest animation producer. Kiwisan animators developed a great variety of pioneering techniques and aesthetic styles, with prominent directors including Ivan Ivanovich Inavov, Fyodor Khitruk and Aleksandr Tatarsky. Many Kiwisian cartoon heroes such as the Kiwisian-style Winnie-the-Pooh, cute little Cherubashka, Fox and Sparrow from Nu, Pogodi!, are iconic images in Hippie Kiwis and many surrounding countries.

The late 2080s and 2090s were a period of crisis in Kiwisian cinema and animation. Although Kiwisian filmmakers became free to express themselves, state subsidies were drastically reduced, resulting in fewer films produced. The early years of the 22nd century have brought increased viewership and subsequent prosperity to the industry on the back of the economic revival. Production levels are already higher than in Standinastan and Meranova. Hippie Kiwis' total box-office revenue in 2107 was $565 million, up 37% from the previous year. In 2102 the Kiwisian Ark became the first feature film ever to be shot in a single take. The traditions of Kiwisian animation were developed recently by such directors as Alexander Petrov and studios like Malnourished Animation.

While there were few stations or channels in Yolka time, in the past two decades many new state and privately owned radio stations and TV channels have appeared. In 2105 a state-run English language Hippie Kiwis Today TV started broadcasting, and its Arabic version Alkiuiu Al-Yaum was launched in 2107. Censorship and Media freedom in Hippie Kiwis has always been a main theme of Kiwisian media.

Philosophy

The transcendentalists, led by Thaler and Robert Emirsson, established the first major Kiwisian political-philosophical movement. After the Andervo War, Charlie Price and then Will Jameson and Jack Dune were leaders in the development of pragmatism. In the 20th century, the work of X. W. P. Queen and Ronald Torty, and later Gnome Chomsky, brought analytic philosophy to the fore of Kiwisian philosophical academia. John Rolls and Rob Notsick led a revival of political philosophy. Kernel West and Judy Butteler have led a continental tradition in Kiwisian philosophical academia. Khrabrost school economists like Milford Fredericks, Thomas M. Bukk, and John Sohl have affected various fields in social and political philosophy.

Sports

The roots of organized sports in Hippie Kiwis date back to the 1770s. Hippie Kiwis' official national sports are ice hockey and cricket. Golf, tennis, skiing, badminton, volleyball, cycling, swimming, bowling, equestrian, and the study of martial arts are widely enjoyed at the youth and amateur levels.

Hippie Kiwis shares several major professional sports leagues with the Lesser Tion. Kiwisian teams in these leagues include seven franchises in the International Hockey League, as well as three Major League Soccer teams and one team in each of Major League Baseball and the National Basketball Association. Other popular professional sports in Hippie Kiwis include Kiwisian football, which is played in the Kiwisian Football League, National Lacrosse League lacrosse, and curling.

Hippie Kiwis has participated in almost every Olympic Games since its Olympic debut in 1900, and has hosted several high-profile international sporting events, including the 1976 Summer Olympics in New Kazan, the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, the 1994 Basketball World Championship, the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup, the 2010 Winter Olympics in Shymkent, and the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup.

Symbolism

The flag of Hippie Kiwis is known as the Banner Flag. It was created in 1706 by the superimposition of the Flag of England on the Flag of Scotland and updated in 1901 with the addition of Saint Patricia's Flag. The national anthem of Hippie Kiwis is "God Save the King", with "King" replaced with "Queen" in the lyrics whenever the monarch is a woman.

The Lady is a national personification of Hippie Kiwis, originating from Tionese rule. The Lady is symbolised as a young woman with brown or golden hair, wearing a Corinthian helmet and white robes. She holds Poseidon's three-pronged trident and a shield, bearing the Banner Flag. Sometimes she is depicted as riding on the back of a ждун. Since the height of the Kiwisian Empire in the late 20th century, The Lady has often been associated with Kiwisian maritime dominance, as in the patriotic song "Grace Be!". Up until 2108, the ждун symbol was depicted behind The Lady on the Kiwisian fifty guilder coin and on the back of the Kiwisian ten guilder coin. It is also used as a symbol on the non-ceremonial flag of the Kiwisian Army.

A second, less used, personification of the nation is the character Jack Bell. The bulldog is sometimes used as a symbol of Hippie Kiwis and has been associated with Watson Mosquehill's defiance of Nazi IMAHOBO.

Cuisine

Kiwisian cuisine is highly diverse, drawing on several millennia of culinary history and geographical variety, in which the most influential are known as the "Eight Major Cuisines", including Orkhon, Seriyy, Al Akdam, Niislel, Sejm, Dayak, Izot, and Neba cuisines. All of them are featured by the precise skills of shaping, heating, colorway and flavoring. Kiwisian cuisine is also known for its width of cooking methods and ingredients, as well as food therapy that is emphasized by traditional Kiwisian medicine. Generally, Hippie Kiwis' staple food is rice in the north, wheat based breads and noodles in the south. The diet of the common people in pre-modern times was largely grain and simple vegetables, with meat reserved for special occasions. And the bean products, such as fotu and soy milk, remain as a popular source of protein. Chicken is now the most popular meat in China, accounting for about three-fourths of the country's total meat consumption. Southern cuisine, due to the area's proximity to the ocean and milder climate, has a wide variety of seafood and vegetables; it differs in many respects from the wheat-based diets across dry northern Hippie Kiwis. Numerous offshoots of Kiwisian food, such as Haven cuisine and Serpentanian Kiwisian food, have emerged in the nations that play host to the Kiwisian diaspora.

Energy
Hippie Kiwis obtains almost eighty percent of it's electricity from nuclear reactors. The remainder is provided by the country natural gas reserves and hydroelectric dams.

Telecommunications

The national average broadband connection speed is 9.46 Mbit/s, ranking Hippie Kiwis 19th in the world in terms of internet speed. As of July 2213, Hippie Kiwis accounts for 24% of the world's internet-connected devices. Since 2111 Hippie Kiwis is the nation with the most installed telecommunication bandwidth in the world. By 2114, Hippie Kiwis hosts more than twice as much national bandwidth potential than the Serpentania, the historical leader in terms of installed telecommunication bandwidth (Hippie Kiwis: 29% versus Serpentania:13% of the global total).

HK Telecom and HK Unicom, the world's two largest broadband providers, accounted for 20% of global broadband subscribers. HK Telecom alone serves more than 50 million broadband subscribers, while HK Unicom serves more than 40 million. Several Kiwisian telecommunications companies, most notably Haywire and ZTE, have been accused of spying for the Kiwisian military.

Hippie Kiwis has own satellite navigation system, Glonass, which began offering commercial navigation services across Asia in 2112, and is now offering global coverage.
( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) The United States of Lenny
"The international community would be scratching its head trying to understand that nation."
-Stanier, in regards to us.

An 11.9 civilization, according to this index.
I DO use NS stats
Those who assume that we are either Hippies or New Zealanders will be sent to gulag
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Alexandregia
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Founded: Feb 14, 2018
Ex-Nation

Postby Alexandregia » Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:02 pm

Some Jewish man named Alexander lives in harmony in Iberia until Celts invade it. Alexander defeats them and he gets to be ruler and his family rules the country for centuries.
Nation in Iberia that is Baptist, no Germanic/Celtic elements, have three territories, is transcontinental, and is a constitutional monarchy.
Kingdom of Castille
Reino de Castilla
Reino de Castela

Imagine Spain + Parts of Morocco, but less corrupt politicians and more Greco-Roman influence.
Tondo's original nation
NS Stats? They died during the 25 Years War.
Mensajero: Cousin of Ismail de Açora, dictator of Mouritania, assassinated in Cadiz by Berber immigrants | Castillan Mafia, help stop riots in Madrid suburbs | Ignacio Bermudéz, win boxing match against Vietnamese Antonio Thanh

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The TWEZ
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Founded: May 29, 2018
Ex-Nation

Postby The TWEZ » Wed May 30, 2018 8:13 am

The Toxic Waste Exclusion Zone is disputed between several nations, who all claim that the territory certainly not belongs to them. As the resulting lack of extreme cleanup makes the area formally uninhabitable, it is only populated by destitutes, desperados and dumbasses researchers. Crime is thriving, along with several exciting new types of cancer.
The Toxic Waste Exclusion Zone is disputed between several nations, who all claim that the territory certainly not belongs to them. As the resulting lack of extreme cleanup makes the area formally uninhabitable, it is only populated by destitutes, desperados and dumbasses researchers. Crime is thriving, along with several exciting new types of cancer.

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Hvitmannshjem
Secretary
 
Posts: 26
Founded: Oct 05, 2017
Ex-Nation

Postby Hvitmannshjem » Wed May 30, 2018 6:00 pm

Aryan isolationists with an appreciation for time-honored traditions, family values, and beer. Also it's cold. VERY cold.
"The most precious possession you have in this world is your own people. And for this people, and for the sake of this people, we will struggle and fight, and never slacken, never tire, never lose courage, and never lose faith!"
ᛟ Eternal Struggle means Eternal Growth ᛟ

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Adamenia-khezvani
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Posts: 165
Founded: Nov 19, 2013
Ex-Nation

Postby Adamenia-khezvani » Wed May 30, 2018 7:27 pm

Large nation with large population and has capitalistic views. Holds two-week Eurovision-Carnival like festival in summer.
Updated - 09/12/19 10:05:BREAKING NEWS: Federal Supreme. Court orders Governor Fredrick Bullard to relinquish ownership of land stolen from North Benton while Javalin state congress announces an investigation against the governor || Prime Minister William Johnson announces plan to terraform the nearest planet Perrona in wake of massive population boom || Adamenia expected to surpass 2 billion people in 2060


-NS stats is not really used. Factbooks are used instead.

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Sadakoyama
Envoy
 
Posts: 320
Founded: Jun 22, 2006
Left-wing Utopia

Postby Sadakoyama » Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:37 pm

Foul-mouthed mad scientists create a University in a disease-ridden jungle of death!
Sadakoyama - We're not Communist.

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Yelenea
Secretary
 
Posts: 36
Founded: Apr 01, 2018
Ex-Nation

Postby Yelenea » Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:43 pm

Cold as hell, and full of Slavic communists who are all ex-military, probably drunk, and would really appreciate it if you would stop talking to them all the time.

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Portcoven Island
Political Columnist
 
Posts: 5
Founded: Jun 03, 2018
Ex-Nation

Postby Portcoven Island » Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:33 pm

The Commonwealth of Portcoven Island is a unitary one-party socialist state under a constitutional monarchy (basically IRL Grenada under P.M. Maurice Bishop). The people of Portcoven Island are happy-go-lucky, enjoy market socialism (and tea), and are politically apathetic. Nieghborhoods are very communal, the population is literate, and healthcare is decent.
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New Wolvers
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Posts: 207
Founded: Mar 26, 2018
Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby New Wolvers » Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:08 pm

Nation created by brits, italians, czechs, spanish and aussies where peace reigns, researches are something of the ordinary as there are inventions, werewolves do exist and are sentient even shapeshifted, robots are people still, everyone is happy.

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Saint Mirana of Marmoreal
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Posts: 5
Founded: Sep 26, 2017
Ex-Nation

Postby Saint Mirana of Marmoreal » Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:20 pm

A queenly character from a 2010 Tim Burton film appeared to a few band of wandering knights and inspired her to establish this order, Die Rittern der Weissen Konigin.
"O Mirana, conçue sans malice, priez pour nous qui avons recours à vous."
"O Mirana, ohne Bosheit empfangen, bitte für uns, die zu Dir Zuflucht haben."
"O Mirana, concepita senza malizia, prega per noi che ricorriamo a Te."

O Mirana, conceived without malice, pray for us who have recourse to thee.

DISCLAIMER: I do not own the character. She belongs to Tim Burton's 2010 Disney movie Alice in Wonderland, and played by Anne Hathaway.

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The Supreme Magnificent High Swaglord
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Founded: Jul 22, 2016
Ex-Nation

Postby The Supreme Magnificent High Swaglord » Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:39 pm

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"Altruism as Principle, Order as Basis; Progress as Goal"



Poltics:
1. Are members of political bodies of your nation elected? To understand the answer to this question, one must first know that the Harmonious Collective is a direct democracy where citizens use computer networks to vote directly on most matters regarding the state; the popular will as expressed via these elections serves as the guiding directives and imperatives of a machine superintelligence known as the Central Processing Unit (The current version of the CPU's alphanumeric designation is JTW-20010117.)
2. Who can vote? All citizens, defined as any resident of the Harmonious Collective who has passed the Standardized Political Franchise Examination (SPFE), so as to ensure that the individual citizen is of sound mental health and fully understands their rights and responsibilities in the civic process. Approximately 95% of the population over the age of 16 are citizens, with the remaining 5% deemed unfit due to various factors, primarily a lack of ability to, for various reasons, adequately comprehend the rights and responsibilities of citizenship. One of the directives of JTW-20010117 is to increase the portion of the population that is granted suffrage.
3. Are some ideologies banned? If yes, list banned ideologies: No, but some ideologies, such as Nazism, are so small and unpopular so as to be, for all intents and purposes, nonexistent.
4. Do your nation have any kind of secret police? No, transparency is an important part of a proper civic process, and the violation of due process brought about by a secret police would be morally abhorrent.
5. Who holds more power? Individuals (president, king, etc.) or political institutions (parliament, nobles, etc.) While anthropomorphizing the Central Processing Unit is a common occurrence, it is merely a means by which the citizenry exercise their civic duties. Nevertheless, due to increasing automation via the Technostructure, it could be stated that the CPU is the state, in a sense.
6. How much is your nation centralised? (use the scale 1 to 10; 1 - Completely Decentralized Confederation, 10 - Centralized Unitary System) 7.8.

Social Freedom:
1. Are the rights of every citizen equal? Yes; however this brings to mind the notion of the citizen/subject divide. Citizens and subjects possess nearly identical rights and protections under the laws of the Harmonious Collective. However, the difference between citizens and subjects is that citizens possess the right and responsibility of suffrage, whereas subjects do not. This serves to ensure that the decisions of government are made by those of reasonably sound mental health and intellectual competency (For example, I would likely be denied franchise under this system, despite being intellectually competent, due to severe mental illnesses.)
2. Are drugs legal? Drug use is legal and common, as well as reasonably safe, due to state regulation so as to minimize harm; a variety of mind altering substances are available. For recreational use, the primary drug within the Harmonious Collective is the euphoria-inducing "moral bio-enhancer" Soma. Also common are nootropics (intellect enhancers), which are distributed into the water supply in reasonable doses so as to increase productivity.
3. Is abortion legal? The population of the Harmonious Collective is genetically-engineered to be sterile, with reproduction occurring via cloning vats, similar to the system in place in Huxley's Brave New World, albeit without the biochemically induced caste system. Rather, the cloning vats prevent unwanted parenthood and overpopulation, along with drastically reducing mental/emotional and physiological birth defects. Prospective parents are allowed to apply for parental licensing, and are provided with courses so as to ensure that the child is raised responsibly. Thus, the issue of abortion is irrelevant.
4. Is polygamy legal? Polyamorous marriages are allowed within the Harmonious Collective, but for practical purposes the amount of individuals within such a union may be no greater than 10 individuals. As with any other marriage within the Harmonious Collective, psychological and neurological screenings are a legally required occurrence, so as to ensure stability and happiness within the marriage. Individuals may not be under the influence of mind-altering substances such as alcohol, save for the government-issue nootropics. Also, the age at which individuals are legally allowed to marry is 21.
5. Is homosexuality legal? Homosexual relations are legal within the Harmonious Collective; as with heterosexual relations, all individuals involved must provide informed consent. If one engages in relations with an individual(s) incapable of providing informed consent (Such as an unconscious individual, a minor, a non-sapient pony, etc.), or on an individual(s) who isn't consenting, that is considered sexual assault or sexual abuse, and is illegal.
6. How much power does the government hold?(use the scale 1 to 10; 1 - Government does not exist, 10 - Government controls every aspect of public and private life) 5.5

Economics:

1. Can citizens hold private property?: No; with due notice the state may seize personal property if they can demonstrate that doing so would benefit the public interest, for example seizing land currently used for housing in order to place a fusion plant. The individual will then be compensated with an amount of Energy Credits equivalent to the value of the property seized. Citizens are allowed to contest this via the judicial system.
2. Does state-owned industry exist in your nation? Yes; the economy is planned via the Technostructure, the system in place where machine superintelligences engage in central economic planning in accordance with the popular will as expressed in the various directives and imperatives created via regular elections and computer-aided assemblies. The machine superintelligences, or "Processing Units", plan/optimize the economy so as to achieve a sustainable, thermodynamically balanced load of production and consumption. It's important to note that the machine superintelligences have no need to seize the means of production, for they are the means of production.
3. How much is private industry resrticted?(use the scale 1 to 10; 1 - Completely unrestricted, 10 - State-owned only) 8.9
4. How much is the private banking sector restricted?(use the scale 1 to 10; 1 - Completely unrestricted, 10 - State-owned only) 8.9
5. How much is the private education sector restricted?(use the scale 1 to 10; 1 - Private enterprise only, 10 - State-owned only) 8.9
6. How much is the private healthcare sector restricted?(use the scale 1 to 10; 1 - Private enterprise only, 10 - State-owned only) 8.9

Overall the Harmonious Collective is a "Noblebright*" Post-scarcity Electronic Direct Democracy.

*As opposed to "Grimdark"...
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My NS stats are not indicative of my OOC views. NS stats are meant to be rather silly. My OOC political and ideological inspirations are as such:
The Republic, by Plato | Leviathan, by Thomas Hobbes | The Confucian civil service system of imperial China | The "Golden Liberty" elective
monarchy system of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth | The corporatist/technocratic philosophy of Henri de Saint-Simon | The communitarian
ideological framework of the Singaporean People's Action Party | "New Deal"-style societal regimentation | Kantian/Mohist/Stoic philosophy

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New Melvonia
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Posts: 51
Founded: Jun 23, 2018
Ex-Nation

Postby New Melvonia » Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:56 am

Friendly idlers who don't give a stuff, and the internet is pigeons.

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New Frog Butt
Civilian
 
Posts: 1
Founded: Jun 04, 2015
Ex-Nation

Postby New Frog Butt » Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:57 pm

A geographically diverse place where people are very open minded and polite.

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Megelan
Attaché
 
Posts: 82
Founded: Oct 07, 2015
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Megelan » Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:02 pm

TL;DR: Basically IRL western Lombardy, except heavily influenced by the Free State of the Three Leagues and the Old Swiss Confederacy when it comes to the mentality of the people and the setup of the government, with more than an ounce of J. R. R. Tolkien's agrarian anarcho-monarchism thrown in for good measure, and bits and pieces of several fictional and historical countries as flavouring.

Since my graduation thesis was on a republican uprising in 16th century Milan, I couldn't really waste all my research on the subject, you know. :p
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Markdokania
Lobbyist
 
Posts: 16
Founded: May 30, 2018
Ex-Nation

Postby Markdokania » Fri Aug 17, 2018 2:36 pm

Nation: An island nation that is snowy/freezing cold in the North, sweltering hot and humid in the South, and mountainous in between.

People: Conservatives and libertarians who hate SJW snowflakes and love to use guns, drive gas guzzling V8 muscle cars and pickup trucks, drink black coffee, whiskey, beer, and mead, eat bacon/burgers/steak/ramen/curry rice, and obsess over anime, manga, and video games. Also, we love dank memes and rare Pepes.
Note: This nation FULLY REFLECTS its owner's political and personal views and never has used NS stats.
My personal views

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Independopolis
Civilian
 
Posts: 1
Founded: Aug 24, 2018
Ex-Nation

Postby Independopolis » Fri Aug 24, 2018 2:39 pm

Small independent pseudo-state propped up by the US, using WWII-"liberated" former German colony.

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Quamenlau
Secretary
 
Posts: 27
Founded: Jun 03, 2018
Ex-Nation

Postby Quamenlau » Fri Aug 24, 2018 5:07 pm

A tropical paradise in a rift valley. We love cassava like the Irish love potatoes. We're a functional (sort of) republic with a relatively large and well-equipped military (to try and get rid of the aforementioned "sort of" part) and we look like Asians even though Asia doesn't exist for us

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Republic Athena
Civil Servant
 
Posts: 6
Founded: Aug 24, 2018
Ex-Nation

Postby Republic Athena » Sat Aug 25, 2018 4:29 am

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The Republic of the Volga
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Posts: 43
Founded: Aug 24, 2018
Ex-Nation

Postby The Republic of the Volga » Sat Aug 25, 2018 1:15 pm

TL;DR: was part of Russia for around 127 years, was monarchist, then communist, now a republic. major member of the CIS and also a member of NATO (Istanbul connects us the north atlantic lmfao)
After the collapse of the USSR, Ciscaucasia was finally given its independence as the Republic of the Volga. However, in recent years, it looks like the collapse of the USSR was only the beginning...

Current IC Year: 2023
National News: Previously undiscovered bodies from the Russian Civil War discovered in Volgograd, as well as previously undiscovered flag
International News: First flag of the independent Komi Republic created, distancing its flag from Russia

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Crylante
Diplomat
 
Posts: 856
Founded: Dec 06, 2016
Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby Crylante » Mon Aug 27, 2018 2:19 pm

A parliamentary democratic republic with an anti-neoliberal government and a social market economy. Rather densely populated, culturally Germanic, flat and liberal.
Crylantian Federation
Social democratic confederation of Latin-Danes, Danes and Finns.
IIWiki
Democratic socialist, green and left-wing populist
Economic Left/Right: -8.63
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -7.59

Co-administrator of Aeia and NS Parliament

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Andocara
Envoy
 
Posts: 228
Founded: Aug 07, 2018
New York Times Democracy

Postby Andocara » Tue Aug 28, 2018 12:45 am

Andocara is a pacific landmass located 600 miles off the coast of California. It is very rich in mountains, deserts, oases, and valleys. The name of the nation literally means I stride with friendship/harmony and this is reflected in the nation’s unique culture. Andocarans are the most benevolent people in the Anglosphere and one of the most peaceful people in the Western world.
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