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Kheshiga
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Posts: 45
Founded: Oct 04, 2019
Father Knows Best State

Postby Kheshiga » Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:46 am

A foreigner questioned about the people of Kheshiga might describe a nomadic herdsman, a hardy survivor living in a yurt on the steppe, hunting with bow and arrow from atop his shaggy pony.

And some do live like that, frontiersmen, pioneers, carrying on an ancient way of life.

Others might liken them to modern Kazakhs or Mongols, people far outside the hustle and bustle of the West.

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The Rapture Republic
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Posts: 566
Founded: Dec 07, 2017
Iron Fist Consumerists

Postby The Rapture Republic » Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:58 am

Foreigners see Aquarians as ruthless, uncompromising, unapologetic, unethical yet highly cultured and ultra-determined workers with a oppressive bias towards them as surface dwellers.
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Monsone
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Posts: 61
Founded: Apr 14, 2018
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Monsone » Wed Nov 27, 2019 12:00 pm

A bunch of smart, cynical yet giving people who either seem clinically insane, genius or both at the same time.
This nation is a strange agglomeration of my political ideals with Nordic socialisim and a bit of capitalism. It is not what I intended, but it will do.

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Antityranicals
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Posts: 2069
Founded: May 18, 2019
Capitalizt

Postby Antityranicals » Wed Nov 27, 2019 12:03 pm

Probably quite offensive, as citizens of the Free Land despise political correctness, in addition to witty, cultured, fiercely independent, good humored, impossible to offend, and completely incorrigible. They also have a tendency to be missionary with their religion, which some might find irritating.
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Hypnodia
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Posts: 18
Founded: Aug 31, 2019
Father Knows Best State

Postby Hypnodia » Wed Nov 27, 2019 12:05 pm

heroes

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Necroviribus
Secretary
 
Posts: 33
Founded: Mar 13, 2019
Democratic Socialists

Postby Necroviribus » Fri Nov 29, 2019 2:54 pm

People who are afraid of change.
We are Necrobians, we are better then the Anachians we used to be!
Taste our trout!
Feel the stain of silver...

A 21.4 civilization, according to this index.

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Saranidia
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Posts: 3128
Founded: Sep 14, 2018
Democratic Socialists

Postby Saranidia » Sat Nov 30, 2019 2:17 am

Victims of an “oppressive” government.
This is nonsense
Mostly represents my views but what I think a Middle Eastern nation should do which will be sometimes different to what I think a western nation should do(because the people have different needs in different places)


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Arabian Sicily
Civil Servant
 
Posts: 9
Founded: Jan 28, 2018
Ex-Nation

Postby Arabian Sicily » Sat Nov 30, 2019 2:19 am

Rude

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Scenixia
Political Columnist
 
Posts: 5
Founded: Dec 17, 2018
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Bigoted but smart, aswell as fiercely conservative

Postby Scenixia » Sat Nov 30, 2019 2:46 am

They would see us Scenixians as Bigoted due too our laws on immigration and diversity, we're an "Scenixia for Scenixians" sorta country.
They'd see us as smart too due too our high(ish) rank in citizen intelligence plus the high expenditure into our education system.
Fiercely conservative as we're a rather devout populace, and we like to preserve our culture too.

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Shamsiyya
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Posts: 376
Founded: Oct 11, 2018
Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby Shamsiyya » Sat Nov 30, 2019 8:21 am

Shamsiyyans tend to be viewed as a friendly, chaotic bunch of desert people who value their own, millennia-old culture high, but are still very open-minded and don't hesitate stating their opinion and standing for it, even if it means, that organized resistance is needed to get one's point across. People from abroad often tend to assume, that döner kebab is the Shamsiyyan main course (which might be true in parts), while there is no good party without some Raki or wine. Many also perceive Shamsiyyans to be horrible drivers (which, again, might be true in parts). Shamsiyyans are also said to be multilingual and surprisingly good at almost any language one hears them speaking, even though they tend to keep expressions rather dialectal and colloquial.
And more than 1200 years after the First Intifada, there are still people from abroad who end up surprised, that Shamsiyyans aren't Muslims, but Pagans.

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Diarcesia
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Posts: 1824
Founded: Aug 21, 2016
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Diarcesia » Sat Nov 30, 2019 8:33 am

New Wolvers wrote:They pretend to not to speak [English] and talk [Diarcesian Latin] all day, much like the [French].


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Ruritane
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Posts: 78
Founded: Mar 06, 2019
Anarchy

Postby Ruritane » Sat Nov 30, 2019 9:26 am

Most foreigners see Ruritane's people as snobbish, nosy, insufferable animal lovers with bad teeth and great cheese.

The French see Ruritane's people as insufferably nice, so cultured they steal everyone else's culture, always trying to outdo the French, and as rivals.
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Californiae
Spokesperson
 
Posts: 134
Founded: Jun 22, 2013
Capitalizt

Postby Californiae » Sat Nov 30, 2019 9:47 am

A collection of extroverts who're excessively friendly and chatty. It's OK, we're not trying to be rude, we really do just want to talk to you.
The Federated States of California
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Shuumia
Political Columnist
 
Posts: 4
Founded: Nov 29, 2019
Ex-Nation

Postby Shuumia » Sat Nov 30, 2019 10:07 am

What they know about Shuumia likely comes from documentary film, and those documentary films describe tight-knit natives of the freezing north sharing things and doing dances. They likely have no idea that Shuumia has wireless internet.

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Cat-Herders United
Spokesperson
 
Posts: 136
Founded: Oct 25, 2018
Liberal Democratic Socialists

Postby Cat-Herders United » Sat Nov 30, 2019 10:20 am

As the nomadic cowboy / tough guy bandit version of the crazy cat lady.

Even though most of us now live in towns.

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Zeganas
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Posts: 1068
Founded: Jul 26, 2011
Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby Zeganas » Sat Nov 30, 2019 2:08 pm

Foreigners may see Zeganasians as nationalistic, yet at the same time socially and economically progressive and charitable.
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The Glass Oasis
Spokesperson
 
Posts: 102
Founded: Jun 20, 2019
Democratic Socialists

Postby The Glass Oasis » Thu Dec 05, 2019 7:46 am

Weird slime creatures, communism or socialism (actually probably more like social democratic), secularism (freedom of religion or lack of religion, but the largest portion are athiests or on the fence), and humans too dumb to realize the (often literally) blazing heat. Really though we are pretty chill. Also cool technology for some opinions I guess.
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I’ve literally haven’t seen any slime rancher nations ever on here, seen even ksp nations looking at an rp I forgot the name of lol

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Maizan
Secretary
 
Posts: 40
Founded: Nov 27, 2019
Ex-Nation

Postby Maizan » Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:21 am

A quiet, polite people, who seem introverted in the experience of most visitors. Those who know them more deeply, or have fought them, know them to be unyieldingly passionate about whatever they adopt as part of their life. Many business visitors interact with the subculture where this attitude produces absolute workoholics. In other cases, this passion could be as sports fans, anime fans, lovers, or any combination of these and other things. This attitude is summed up in the Maizanese proverb "Kinbu sa trali ritsa yupanren,"Half a heart holds no blood"

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Ausonia-09
Civil Servant
 
Posts: 8
Founded: Feb 25, 2019
New York Times Democracy

Postby Ausonia-09 » Thu Dec 05, 2019 7:24 pm

In general, foreigners would probably regard Ausonians as reserved, calm, firm yet soft-spoken, pious, and cultured (basically a Victorian-ish person with 21st-century sensibilities). Above all else, they value and cherish their own country, the Consitution, and their institutions of government, all forged in pen and battle throughout the centuries from the 17th century to 1848, leading to a very independent streak. They are also said to be well-versed in a number of languages (mainly French, their local language, a classical language (typically Latin, Greek, and/or Hebrew), and an international language like English). They would also be well-known for their artistic and creative sense (the closest in this regard would be the French (though the Ausonians would find their centralized state and enforced laïcité to be a tad off-putting)).
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Brellach
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Posts: 432
Founded: Jun 20, 2007
Mother Knows Best State

Postby Brellach » Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:21 am

Primitive

International discourse is, for the most part, dominated by first-world nations comprised of technologically-sophisticated societies.

Brellach is none of those things.

The Brellachi have little interest in gadgets, as a whole. Even ignoring the ~60% of people who live among nomadic tribes, and focussing on the so-called city-dwellers, most people don't have electricity or any kinds of 'gadgets', and that is largely by choice. Brellachi believe that technology takes something away from people, and harms the natural environment, and prefer to avoid it if at all possible.

While they aren't backwards to the extent that they believe in magic or actively rebuke scientific discoveries, they are simply uninterested in technology and its development.

Unfashionable

Clothing is optional in Brellach, and a large proportion of the population takes advantage of that fact. The vast majority of tribals (who in turn constitute the vast majority of the population), do not wear clothes, and find the concept largely absurd. A large proportion of city-dwellers feel the same way, and only wear clothing when necessary for safety or practicality reasons. Only in the northernmost regions, where it is considerably colder, is clothing commonly found.

The clothing they do wear is generally practical and dull, in muted, earthy shades of green and brown and with little in the way of adornments, even among the rich. The Brellachi believe that the human body is the final, and most perfect creation of their goddess, and so the idea that humans might somehow be able to better that creation with baubles is bizarre to them.

Those same religious beliefs lead Brellachi to avoid contaminating their bodies with artificial substances where possible. This means no perfumes or soaps. Brellachi are hygienic to a fault, as 'my body is my temple' is taken almost literally, but they choose not to spray themselves with deodorant or wear makeup. To foreign senses, of course, this sort of thing has become an anathema in recent years.

Earnest

The Brellachi attitude towards life and social interactions can be best understood by learning their own language, which is a highly-descriptive, highly literal language. Translating Brellachi into English gives uniquely straightforward terms; the name of the building in which Her Court - the Brellachi equivalent of a legislature/cabinet - resides, for instance, translates into English as "The Building of Her Court's Residence". The Brellachi word for 'computer' translates literally into English as "Machine That Counts on its Own".

This is likely because, by and large, the Brellachi themselves are straightforward. They say what they mean. They mean what they say. They are less concerned with ego than many. Ask a Brellachi how they're feeling, and they'll tell you - for better or worse - in specific detail. You cannot ask a miserable Brellachi "how are you feeling?" and not expect to hear exactly what's causing them to feel miserable and why, even if you're a complete stranger to them, nor can you ask the same of a generally-ecstatic Brellachi and not expect to hear about everything good that's happened to them to make them feel that way, often in excruciating detail. To the Brellachi, everybody is a potential friend, and they are unconcerned about showing emotion or weakness, and they feel like honesty is preferable even if it's offensive to some.

They aren't prone to lying or prevaricating, and the concept of a 'white lie' is largely unheard of. If a Brellachi thinks you look ill, they'll tell you so. If a Brellachi thinks you're a wonderful person, they'll explain as much in embarrassingly-endearing terms. If a Brellachi is proud of something they've done, they'll explain it to you, while if they're ashamed of something, they'll freely admit it.

While there are outliers in all cultures, by and large, if a Brellachi says something to you, they'll say it plainly and you should feel confident that they meant it.

Religious to a fault

Brellachi are, generally speaking, extremely religious, and extremely dedicated to their faith. Everything they do, say, experience, and understand is through the lens of their religious beliefs. It is a country governed by what they believe to be the living embodiment of their goddess, after all.

Almost everything the Brellachi think can be traced to their religious beliefs, for better or worse, be it their views on clothing and materialism, their views on the environment, or on how they treat and interact with other people. Leaders of the largest family businesses in the country will abandon projects if it emerges that such projects could go against their beliefs, for instance. And as said, this is to a fault, and sometimes to their own detriment.

Brellachi spirituality does not, however, include anything about proselytising. While speaking to a Brellachi might involve hearing a lot of references to their goddess or the wishes of such, at no point will they attempt to convince you to believe them. To the Brellachi, worship of Her Divine Glory is an innate, deeply personal experience, and it's not one that they expect foreigners to understand.

Even if they won't shut up about it.

Tolerant

The concept of intolerance is not alien to the Brellachi, but it is 'unfashionable'. It is a rare Brellachi who'll hate you for being different. And given that they 'say what they mean', you can tell as much.

LGBT rights, for instance, is not a hot topic in Brellach, and no subculture exists around it. When asked "what rights do gay people have?", a Brellachi will scrunch their nose and ask "what do you mean?" Their religion teaches that love is pure, regardless of its source or destination, and gay people have never been differentiated in that regard. The same is true for different ethnicities and abilities. While Brellachi believe themselves to be "Her Favoured Children", they refer to all of humanity as "Her Children", and regard them as brothers and sisters no matter what. Being "Her Favoured Children", to them, means that they have extra responsibilities, not that they are superior.

Brellachi are human, of course, so outliers exist, but for the most part they believe that all of "Her Children" are beloved and the result of their deity's will. It is a rare Brellachi who will treat someone poorer for being different. The entirety of the Brellachi nation is built upon The Compact, after all, which requires the tribals and city-dwellers to adhere to a 'live and let live' philosophy. Their entire society exists in peace precisely because they have agreed to abide differences, and - so they believe, at least - this was the proclamation of their deity.

Hard-working

One of the side effects of their rejection of technology is that the Brellachi are compelled to undertake laborious work. While most people will admit that they wish they didn't have to, they will also admit that they feel enriched for the experience.

As a culture the Brellachi do not shy away from effort. Sometimes this is to their own detriment - technology is, after all, a way of making difficult tasks more efficient.

Family/tribe orientated

After Her Divine Glory and the Divine Queen (whether they regard those entities as being the same or not), a Brellachi's first loyalty is either to their tribe or their family.

The nomadic tribes of Brellach are most closely compared to primitive communists. They do not understand currency, and all resources are made available to whoever needs them. While they aren't utopian by any stretch of the imagination, Brellachi tribes are at least supportive and loyal to one another. Some tribes are better than others at extending this to outsiders - some are highly insular, and will turn away anybody who asks them for help, while other tribes will help literally anybody who seems to need it regardless of which tribe they've come from.

Among city-dwellers tribal allegiances are less important (or not important at all), and capitalism is abound, but those allegiances have been transferred to family units instead. Families are close-knit and loyal, and even the most extended relatives will support each other in times of need in much the same way as the tribes do. Once again, this is to a fault - family members who never contribute anything at all to the rest will still be supported.

Curious

Perhaps as a result of their historic isolation and limited access to information sources like the Internet, or just because of the novelty of it all, Brellachi tend to be curious about foreigners whenever they meet them. Since Divine Queen Lyta began trying to improve Brellach's economy by promoting international tourism, foreigners visiting the country have often found themselves followed around by locals who've been desperately curious to find out everything they can about them.

Many Brellachi are intensely curious about how people outside of "Her Favoured Lands" live, even if they find themselves in disagreement with every answer they receive. They may have different individual reasons for this attitude, but the end result is an almost-infuriating torrent of questions about almost every subject, aimed at anybody who'll be patient enough to answer them - and those answers almost always receive a similarly-expansive tree of follow-up questions.

Fortunately, very few Brellachi actually speak a foreign language, so unless the tourist in question speaks Brellachi or has an interpreter present, these questions generally don't go anywhere.
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Vulgaro-Graznavian Commonwealth
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Posts: 35
Founded: Nov 08, 2019
Psychotic Dictatorship

Postby Vulgaro-Graznavian Commonwealth » Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:46 am

If you mean outsiders not from Bermudinia, they see our citizens only one time! They always are being killed by Bermudinians.
If you mean outsiders from Bermudinia, we have different relations with different countries. Usually they see us as a brave, religious people.
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