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Carpathia and Moldova
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New Mesopotamia Regional Recruitment Thread

Postby Carpathia and Moldova » Thu Mar 02, 2017 4:09 am

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“...Come, let us build ourselves a city, and a tower whose top is in the heavens; let us make a name for ourselves,
lest we be scattered abroad over the face of the whole earth...”


New Mesopotamia is a Modern Tech roleplaying region with an ancient Middle Eastern theme. We are looking for new players who are interested in a region focused on worldbuilding and quality roleplay.














In New Mesopotamia, we observe several rules and adhere to a list of standards. We are looking for nations with realistic population caps and military sizes. Highly developed, first world nations are allowed, but only to a limited degree and in a limited number. Developing and third world countries with an ancient, or middle-eastern theme are much preferred. There are plenty of regions filled with perfect democracies out there, this is not what we are looking for.

The ideal nation for this region, is a struggling nation with numerous internal and international problems, perhaps ruled by a monarchy or a dictatorship, facing issues such as corruption, political scheming and religious fundamentalism. Nations inspired by ancient middle-eastern cultures (such as Sumerian, Persian, Ancient Egypt) are encouraged, but not mandatory.

New Mesopotamia is a region characterized by ever-shifting alliances, international tensions, backwardness and court intrigue. There is an on-going collaborative history project with mandatory participation. Establishing a richly-detailed, common history is one of our main objectives. Puppets are allowed, but generally discouraged.

Nuclear weapons are allowed, but must be used sparingly and only with OOC approval from all participants of the thread. Usage of chemical weapons, however, is allowed and even encouraged, but biological weapons are completely banned, due to their unpredictable nature.

World Assembly treaties and conventions regarding civil rights hold little to no sway, here. The sheer backwardness and general isolation of this region makes things such as the brutal repression of civilians, ethnic cleansings, religious violence and even slavery, common occurrences. Despite access to modern technologies, New Mesopotamia is a region mired in tradition and superstition, ravaged by poverty and war, It is a region which, in many ways, is stuck in the past.

As a rule, these situations do not reflect the OOC political views of its members. We are not a bunch of closeted neo-nazis looking to spew hate, but a group of people looking for intricate, complex roleplay with a darker theme which reflects the harsh realities of the region. As such, all forms of discrimination are to be kept in-character and members must adhere to a civil attitude towards eachother in all out of character discussions. Aside from that, we adhere to the principle of free speech and all opinions, whether conservative or liberal, are accepted, as long as they are discussed in a civilized manner.

We do not like one-liners and members are encouraged to create detailed factbooks, collaborating with their neighbors in establishing a common, intertwined history. Military factbooks containing a detailed overview of troop numbers, divisions and lists of military equipment, are also required.

If you believe this region is for you, then fill in our application. New applicants must be approved by a majority vote from region members.

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[box][b][u][size=150]Application[/size][/u][/b]

- [b]Nation Full Name:[/b] <---Full name of the nation--->
- [b]Main Ethnic Groups:[/b] <---List the main ethnic groups of your country, as well as their percentages--->
- [b]Official Religion:[/b] <---Specify "None" if secular/atheist state--->

- [b]Government Type:[/b] <---Your nation's government type. Examples: Absolute Monarchy; Communist Dictatorship; Apartheid--->
- [b]Head of State:[/b] <---The name and title of your nation's leader--->
- [b]Capital City:[/b] <---The name of your nation's capital--->

- [b]Economy Type:[/b] <---Describe your nation's economy, here. Examples: Free Market; Planned Economy; Feudal--->
- [b]Population:[/b] <---Your nation's total population--->
- [b]National GDP:[/b] <---Your nation's total gross domestic product, in dollars--->
- [b]GDP Per Capita:[/b] <---Specify the yearly per-capita income of your citizens--->

- [b]Military Size:[/b] <---Specify your nation's military size, providing numbers for each of its branches (Army, Air Force, Navy, etc)--->

- [b]Brief Description of Your Country:[/b] <---Provide a brief description of your nation. One paragraph minimum--->

- [b]Preferred Geography/Climate:[/b] <---Refer to our regional map for details. Exact placement of your country shall be discussed with the admins---> [/box]
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Tzion and Jerusalem
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Postby Tzion and Jerusalem » Thu Mar 02, 2017 4:47 am

Application

- Nation Full Name: The Holy Land of Tzion and Jerusalem
- Nation Native Name: ציון וירושלים
- Main Ethnic Groups:
Jewish - 75%
Arab - 19%
White - 3%
Black - 2%
Other - 1%
- Official Religion: Rabbinic Judaism

- Government Type: Theocracy - led by an oligarchy of High Priests
- Head of State: YHWH - legally G-d is recognised as the leader but in practice, the nation is led by the High Council of Priests
- Capital City: Jerusalem

- Economy Type: Centerist - mostly Capitalist but with some regulation (religious and health/safety amongst other issues)
- Population: 8.1 mill (pretty small)
- National GDP: 292billion
- GDP Per Capita: 36,051.15 USD

- Military Size:
Active - 176,500
Reserve - 445,000

No official divide between land forces, navy and air force, all are just part of "The Army of G-d".

OOC: I'll decide how many in each section once I know where I am on the map - no point in having a large, inaccessibly navy

- Brief Description of Your Country:
The "Israel" nation. More conservative and religious than IRL Israel. Origin of the Abrahamic faiths. Has bad relations with Islamic countries. Feel persecuted and is highly defensive. The state is a large presence in everyone's life. Islam and Christianity are legal but adherents face persecution and in some areas violence - most agree that Muslims face more persecution and danger than Christians. All other faiths are not allowed in public. The Christianity in Tzion is noticeably more Jewish-based than in Europe/America IRL. Tzion believes that it is the Holy Land and the homeland for all Jews.

OOC: I'll add more once I know what topics to focus on.

- Preferred Geography/Climate: Mediterranean Climate, access to ocean, some desert
Proud member of New Mesopotamia Greater East
Not a Jew - just to clear things up.
Christian Male (White and Straight to add) - Oh what horror.
This nation does not necessarily reflect my true opinions.

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Babylonian Ahara
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Postby Babylonian Ahara » Thu Mar 02, 2017 4:49 am

Carpy, here, with the nation I'll be playing (Carpathia and Moldova will be used mainly as an admin account)

Application

- Nation Full Name: Eternally Blessed Assuran First Empire of Ahara
- Main Ethnic Groups: Babylonian (45%), Shaikan (26%), Anvar (10%), Others (19%)
- Official Religion: Mesopotamism

- Government Type: Absolute Monarchy
- Head of State: Baal Aidar I of the House of Assur
- Capital City: Iram

- Economy Type: A blend of free market and feudal economy
- Population: 38,920,410
- National GDP: $408,536,672,460.00
- GDP Per Capita: $11,523.00

- Military Size: Army - 70.000 men, Air Force - 10.000 men, Reserves - Up to 60.000

- Brief Description of Your Country: <---Provide a brief description of your nation. One paragraph minimum--->

- Preferred Geography/Climate: Ahara is a landlocked, ancient country inhabiting the most arid part of New Mesopotamia. It is an isolationist state which rarely interacts with the outside world for purposes other than trade. Formally known as the Eternally Blessed Assuran Empire of Ahara, is classified as an absolute monarchy, but is, in truth a combination between a monarchy and a theocracy, as the influence and power of the temple extends over much of the day-to-day life of the Empire's citizens.

Ahara is described as a backwater country, mired in superstition, traditions and political strife. It has no legislature or government in the traditional sense, but is ruled by a collection of assemblies consisting of influential nobles and clerics collectively known as the Blessed Courts which, in turn, answer to the Baal (Emperor in the Aharan language) in matters of administrative and military affairs. The Temple also reserves right to pass and enforce laws in any matters considered spiritual and has its own quasi-military branch, the Zealotry.

As such, the political scene of Ahara is a complex scene, described "as uncertain as the shifting sands of the desert" by Emperor Anu-Malik Assur the 1st, in his official biography and is further complicated by the presence of the Shaiksa, an unofficial alliance of deep-desert tribal chiefs and warlords, representing the Shaikan nomadic tribes.
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Carpathia and Moldova
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Postby Carpathia and Moldova » Thu Mar 02, 2017 4:57 am

Tzion and Jerusalem wrote:
Application

- Nation Full Name: The Holy Land of Tzion and Jerusalem
- Nation Native Name: ציון וירושלים
- Main Ethnic Groups:
Jewish - 75%
Arab - 19%
White - 3%
Black - 2%
Other - 1%
- Official Religion: Rabbinic Judaism

- Government Type: Theocracy - led by an oligarchy of High Priests
- Head of State: YHWH - legally G-d is recognised as the leader but in practice, the nation is led by the High Council of Priests
- Capital City: Jerusalem

- Economy Type: Centerist - mostly Capitalist but with some regulation (religious and health/safety amongst other issues)
- Population: 8.1 mill (pretty small)
- National GDP: 292billion
- GDP Per Capita: 36,051.15 USD

- Military Size:
Active - 176,500
Reserve - 445,000

No official divide between land forces, navy and air force, all are just part of "The Army of G-d".

OOC: I'll decide how many in each section once I know where I am on the map - no point in having a large, inaccessibly navy

- Brief Description of Your Country:
The "Israel" nation. More conservative and religious than IRL Israel. Origin of the Abrahamic faiths. Has bad relations with Islamic countries. Feel persecuted and is highly defensive. The state is a large presence in everyone's life. Islam and Christianity are legal but adherents face persecution and in some areas violence - most agree that Muslims face more persecution and danger than Christians. All other faiths are not allowed in public. The Christianity in Tzion is noticeably more Jewish-based than in Europe/America IRL. Tzion believes that it is the Holy Land and the homeland for all Jews.

OOC: I'll add more once I know what topics to focus on.

- Preferred Geography/Climate: Mediterranean Climate, access to ocean, some desert


Accepted. Added you to the map, here. Let me know if you want to change your location and check TG for region password.
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Bushehr-Hormozgastan
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Postby Bushehr-Hormozgastan » Thu Mar 02, 2017 9:48 am

[box]Application

- Nation Full Name: The Most Serene Caliphate of Bushehr-Hormozgastan
- Main Ethnic Groups:
- Persian: 55%
- Arabic: 15%
- Turks: 9%
- Lurs: 7%
- Black: 7%
- Qashqai: 4%
- Other: 3%
- Official Religion: Shia Islam

- Government Type: Caliphate
- Head of State: His excellency, Most Serene and Just Caliph, First of His name, Protector of the quran, Most noble descendant of Muhammad, Warrior for the most noble faith Fouad Ruh 'Ismat Nejem
- Capital City: Bandar Abbas

- Economy Type: Free Market Capitalist
- Population: 2.6 Million
- National GDP: $61.01 billion
- GDP Per Capita: $12,450.58

- Military Size: Army - 50,000 Marines - 20,000 Navy - 29,000 Air Force - 90,000 Coast Guard - 10,175 Civil Defence Corp - 60,000

- Brief Description of Your Country: An extremely hostile and devout nation that has history going back thousands of years. It is an extremely conservative nation that hopes to spread the word of Allah through conquest and persecution. Money and Allah are the two ultimate powers in Bushehr-Hormozgastan. All religions other than Shia Islam are strictly banned and followers of other faiths are executed. The country is seen as the true birthplace of the Prophet Muhammad.

- Preferred Geography/Climate: Lots of desert and access to the ocean

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Tzion and Jerusalem
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Postby Tzion and Jerusalem » Thu Mar 02, 2017 10:05 am

Bushehr-Hormozgastan wrote:
Application

- Nation Full Name: The Most Serene Caliphate of Bushehr-Hormozgastan
- Main Ethnic Groups:
- Persian: 55%
- Arabic: 15%
- Turks: 9%
- Lurs: 7%
- Black: 7%
- Qashqai: 4%
- Other: 3%
- Official Religion: Shia Islam

- Government Type: Caliphate
- Head of State: His excellency, Most Serene and Just Caliph, First of His name, Protector of the quran, Most noble descendant of Muhammad, Warrior for the most noble faith Fouad Ruh 'Ismat Nejem
- Capital City: Bandar Abbas

- Economy Type: Free Market Capitalist
- Population: 2.6 Million
- National GDP: $61.01 billion
- GDP Per Capita: $12,450.58

- Military Size: Army - 50,000 Marines - 20,000 Navy - 29,000 Air Force - 90,000 Coast Guard - 10,175 Civil Defence Corp - 60,000

- Brief Description of Your Country: An extremely hostile and devout nation that has history going back thousands of years. It is an extremely conservative nation that hopes to spread the word of Allah through conquest and persecution. Money and Allah are the two ultimate powers in Bushehr-Hormozgastan. All religions other than Shia Islam are strictly banned and followers of other faiths are executed. The country is seen as the true birthplace of the Prophet Muhammad.

- Preferred Geography/Climate: Lots of desert and access to the ocean


Any chance we could be neighbours on the map?

It would be cool if there was a monotheist side and a polytheist side to the continent - would make sense culturally too
Proud member of New Mesopotamia Greater East
Not a Jew - just to clear things up.
Christian Male (White and Straight to add) - Oh what horror.
This nation does not necessarily reflect my true opinions.

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Carpathia and Moldova
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Postby Carpathia and Moldova » Thu Mar 02, 2017 10:26 am

Bushehr-Hormozgastan wrote:[box]Application

- Nation Full Name: The Most Serene Caliphate of Bushehr-Hormozgastan
- Main Ethnic Groups:
- Persian: 55%
- Arabic: 15%
- Turks: 9%
- Lurs: 7%
- Black: 7%
- Qashqai: 4%
- Other: 3%
- Official Religion: Shia Islam

- Government Type: Caliphate
- Head of State: His excellency, Most Serene and Just Caliph, First of His name, Protector of the quran, Most noble descendant of Muhammad, Warrior for the most noble faith Fouad Ruh 'Ismat Nejem
- Capital City: Bandar Abbas

- Economy Type: Free Market Capitalist
- Population: 2.6 Million
- National GDP: $61.01 billion
- GDP Per Capita: $12,450.58

- Military Size: Army - 50,000 Marines - 20,000 Navy - 29,000 Air Force - 90,000 Coast Guard - 10,175 Civil Defence Corp - 60,000

- Brief Description of Your Country: An extremely hostile and devout nation that has history going back thousands of years. It is an extremely conservative nation that hopes to spread the word of Allah through conquest and persecution. Money and Allah are the two ultimate powers in Bushehr-Hormozgastan. All religions other than Shia Islam are strictly banned and followers of other faiths are executed. The country is seen as the true birthplace of the Prophet Muhammad.

- Preferred Geography/Climate: Lots of desert and access to the ocean


Might I ask that you increase your population to around 10-15 million people? Other than that, accepted. Check TG for password, added you to the map.

Tzion and Jerusalem wrote:Any chance we could be neighbours on the map?

It would be cool if there was a monotheist side and a polytheist side to the continent - would make sense culturally too


Deffinitely grouping you together.
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The New Christian Lands
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Postby The New Christian Lands » Sun Mar 12, 2017 8:11 am

Application

NOTE: THIS IS A PUPPET OF TZION AND JERUSALEM

- Nation Full Name: The Kingdom of the New Christian Lands
- Main Ethnic Groups:
Jews: 40%
Greeks: 30%
Arabs: 20%
North Africans: 10%
- Official Religion: Christianity/Messianic Judaism (seen as two legitimate branches of the one faith)

- Government Type: Theocracy (A Christian variant of the system in Tzion and Jerusalem)
- Head of State:
Yeshua the Messiah (de jure)
Rabbi Mattityahu David
- Capital City: Christopolis

- Economy Type: Centre-Right
- Population: 5 million
- National GDP: 180 mill USD
- GDP Per Capita: 36,000 USD

- Military Size: WIP

- Brief Description of Your Country: Christians and Messianic Jews moved away from tzion in the 2nd Century to form this new nation, based on their homeland but with a Christian focus. Abrahamic faiths are legal. Muslims face some persecution but less so than in Tzion. Has shaky relations with Tzion and bad relations with Muslim states.

- Preferred Geography/Climate: Bordering Tzion and Bushehr
Not a Jew - just to clear things up.
Christian Male (White and Male to add) - Oh what horror.
This nation does not necessarily reflect my true opinions.


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