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United States of Natan
Negotiator
 
Posts: 5746
Founded: Jul 21, 2012
Democratic Socialists

Postby United States of Natan » Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:22 pm

Radiatia wrote:
United States of Natan wrote: :rofl: :rofl: Wow, people really seem to be misunderstanding what I'm asking for here. I'm not looking for advice. I'm more than capable of coming up with my own ideas. The goal of this thread is to have a fun, community project, not to get advice that I already know. If people aren't understanding the point of this thread, I may just close it instead.


I'll be honest, I was going to come on here and give you some pointers and suggestions but having seen the quite rude and dismissive way that you respond to other people who genuinely try to help you, I won't be bothering.

Good luck, you're on your own.

:rofl: I'm not dismissing anyone. It's just that I'm not looking for advice, because I don't need it. It's not the purpose of this thread. The purpose of this thread is because I thought it would be fun for others to help come up with facts and cultures for my states. It's not an advice thread.
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Liburia
Spokesperson
 
Posts: 183
Founded: Sep 30, 2015
Father Knows Best State

Postby Liburia » Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:35 pm

Thalos sounds Greek and Roma/Camotta sound Italian. Maybe they are inhabited by Greeks and Italians respectively.
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United States of Natan
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Founded: Jul 21, 2012
Democratic Socialists

Postby United States of Natan » Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:15 pm

Liburia wrote:Thalos sounds Greek and Roma/Camotta sound Italian. Maybe they are inhabited by Greeks and Italians respectively.

Ok. That's not a bad idea.
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Ko-oren
Senator
 
Posts: 4605
Founded: Nov 26, 2010
Democratic Socialists

Postby Ko-oren » Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:51 pm

Freeland, an island that's its own state, was an independent nation for a long time until its trade with IO and LT put it in such a position that it couldn't go without treaties with those states, and eventually integrated to such an extent that it became a state. Some of Freeland's people are still a little rebellious and will go on strike more quickly than most other states.

Also, it's southeastern peninsula contains its harbours, accessible from both IO and LT. The centre and northwest are nearly empty barring some large land-owning farmers (who are even more anti-authority than the average Freelander).
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Voxija
Envoy
 
Posts: 346
Founded: Jan 17, 2019
Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby Voxija » Wed Jan 23, 2019 5:21 pm

Obviously, Jewish people are significant in your country (Jewcrest, Jewport, Judea) but I don't feel like they're a majority in your country as a whole, but then again, no ethnic group is.

Zallon sounds like they are very smart and interested in technology, with lots of universities and possibly a space base to lauch space shuttles from. However, they are logical and practical, and have some disdain for the arts, and other "frivolous" pursuits.

New Udala was founded by colonists from an advanced African nation, or your equivalent of Africa. Old Udala has since shrunk in influence, and New Udala has prospered.

I hope you like my ideas, and I'm sorry if my ideas violate the established political geography of your country.
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Third Asopia
Chargé d'Affaires
 
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Founded: Aug 06, 2016
Ex-Nation

National Anthem?

Postby Third Asopia » Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:58 pm

I've seen quite a few countries with national anthems. With no software that can generate a national anthem(with the melody) how do you make one?
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The Grand Duchy Of Nova Capile
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Founded: Jul 12, 2015
Iron Fist Consumerists

Postby The Grand Duchy Of Nova Capile » Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:01 pm

If you're musically inclined you could always write one from scratch or based on a different tune. If you're lyrically inclined you could make up your own words and set them to an existing tune. There's plenty of beautiful classical music online that would serve that purpose well.
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Cossack Khanate
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Founded: May 09, 2017
Ex-Nation

Postby Cossack Khanate » Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:04 pm

I don't have an anthem, but I could write a poem for myself and set it to a simple non well-known tune. Do something of that sort perhaps.
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Oppermenia
Minister
 
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Founded: Apr 03, 2018
Left-wing Utopia

Postby Oppermenia » Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:03 am

So, my nation has a monarchy and has for a while. It started when I did an rp thing where the Premier was honored by being crowned King. But, the title was just Premier ex. Premier Mitchell or Premier Kevin.
However, the Premier thing was back when I was doing the whole Communist republic sort of thing and before I had my nation quite like it is now (which is the way I like it). Way before I even knew I wanted a monarchy. So now, I'm wondering.
Since I'm going to change up my factbooks on history to make the monarchy a deeper part of Oppermenian history with a title of King, what should be the title of my monarch? Should I keep it as Premier? Should I make it King/Queen, for simplicity sake? Something else? If someone could give me their take and tell me what title I should give my monarch, then that would be most appreciated.
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Kylarnatia
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Founded: Jul 07, 2008
Left-Leaning College State

Postby Kylarnatia » Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:25 am

Oppermenia wrote:So, my nation has a monarchy and has for a while. It started when I did an rp thing where the Premier was honored by being crowned King. But, the title was just Premier ex. Premier Mitchell or Premier Kevin.
However, the Premier thing was back when I was doing the whole Communist republic sort of thing and before I had my nation quite like it is now (which is the way I like it). Way before I even knew I wanted a monarchy. So now, I'm wondering.
Since I'm going to change up my factbooks on history to make the monarchy a deeper part of Oppermenian history with a title of King, what should be the title of my monarch? Should I keep it as Premier? Should I make it King/Queen, for simplicity sake? Something else? If someone could give me their take and tell me what title I should give my monarch, then that would be most appreciated.



It's completely up to you, but my personal take is it'd be a bit weird to transfer from a communist dictatorship to a monarchy (since, in my mind, that would have led to a revolt). That said Premier is by no means exclusive to communism (the Prime Minister of the UK, for example, can also be referred to as the British Premier).

So honestly it's all down to what you think sounds better, especially if it fits the history and culture that you're working with. Look at historical examples from the culture group you're based off of for some inspiration.
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A m e n r i a
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Founded: Jun 08, 2017
Democratic Socialists

Postby A m e n r i a » Fri Feb 01, 2019 12:00 am

Kylarnatia wrote:
Oppermenia wrote:So, my nation has a monarchy and has for a while. It started when I did an rp thing where the Premier was honored by being crowned King. But, the title was just Premier ex. Premier Mitchell or Premier Kevin.
However, the Premier thing was back when I was doing the whole Communist republic sort of thing and before I had my nation quite like it is now (which is the way I like it). Way before I even knew I wanted a monarchy. So now, I'm wondering.
Since I'm going to change up my factbooks on history to make the monarchy a deeper part of Oppermenian history with a title of King, what should be the title of my monarch? Should I keep it as Premier? Should I make it King/Queen, for simplicity sake? Something else? If someone could give me their take and tell me what title I should give my monarch, then that would be most appreciated.



It's completely up to you, but my personal take is it'd be a bit weird to transfer from a communist dictatorship to a monarchy (since, in my mind, that would have led to a revolt). That said Premier is by no means exclusive to communism (the Prime Minister of the UK, for example, can also be referred to as the British Premier).

So honestly it's all down to what you think sounds better, especially if it fits the history and culture that you're working with. Look at historical examples from the culture group you're based off of for some inspiration.


Take your country's native language into account. See which translates better.
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Coyotepec
Political Columnist
 
Posts: 3
Founded: Jan 06, 2019
Ex-Nation

How is GDP determined in your roleplay?

Postby Coyotepec » Sun Feb 03, 2019 12:06 pm

Considering there are many roleplays, all answers are welcome. Thanks.

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Upper Secundus
Envoy
 
Posts: 290
Founded: Mar 17, 2017
Corporate Police State

Postby Upper Secundus » Sun Feb 03, 2019 12:09 pm

I determine my GDP by the number of barbarian tears as my Roman Legionaries burn their villages to ashes.
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Yohannes
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Founded: Mar 17, 2010
Civil Rights Lovefest

Re: How is GDP determined in your roleplay?

Postby Yohannes » Sun Feb 03, 2019 12:23 pm

Coyotepec wrote:Considering there are many roleplays, all answers are welcome. Thanks.


Hello

In my nation's canon (the material accepted as officially part of the story in the Realm of Yohannes), I determine my real GDP (after seasonal adjustment/inflation) by breaking it down to my nation's GDP per capita first. Second, I will use an existing real life nation's GDP per capita as "inspiration"/datum for my nation's GDP per capita. After that, I will multiply my nation's GDP per capita with my total population

However, for my day-to-day storytelling I generally don't emphasise GDP size much (and even for my in-character treasury forecasts and economic review reports, I tend to play down GDP numbers (i.e. I don't mention them unless there's no other way around it)

Instead, I'd normally emphasise the storytelling behind my nation's economy (i.e. the nature of its development; the situation of its industries around that time; macroeconomic information that are more storytelling, not number crunching)

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Gandoor
Powerbroker
 
Posts: 9149
Founded: Sep 23, 2008
Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby Gandoor » Sun Feb 03, 2019 2:28 pm

I'm gonna keep it real with you - I just came up with some numbers on a whim after checking the list of countries by GDP to make sure I didn't use any ridiculous god-mode numbers for the GDP GDP.

So basically I decided that my nation's GDP is $1.92 trillion which, based on 2018 data, would slot me in at having the 9th highest GDP in the world. (Of course, in Gandoor's canon, it's the year 2024 and not 2018 or 2019, but c'est la vie) I figure that would work for a nation that is a first-world developed economy, especially one with a large population like Gandoor.
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Greater Miami Shores
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Capitalist Paradise

Postby Greater Miami Shores » Sun Feb 03, 2019 4:56 pm

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RP GDPs x 10,100,1000 and so on only if necessary, when necessary.

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Ru-
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Founded: Aug 01, 2016
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Ru- » Sun Feb 03, 2019 5:01 pm

I never lock it down with an actual figure. I just find a nation who's economy and average standard of living i think should be similar to Ru and say "about that"
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Estainia
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Father Knows Best State

Postby Estainia » Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:58 pm

In my experience it's something best decided after discussion and communication with the players you intend to interact with A LOT so that everyone can figure out which papernation stands relative to which other papernation. The Empire's economy would be horrendously inefficient in any realistic setting, but according to consensus reached between myself and the people I work with most often it's apparently an economic juggernaut, which is odd because I never intended that at all.

My advice; similarly plot it out with people you intend to work with often.
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Thermodolia
Khan of Spam
 
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Founded: Oct 07, 2011
Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby Thermodolia » Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:17 am

I don’t use total GDP, mainly because it’s kinda useless. Instead I use GDP per capita by nominal and PPP.

Which makes Thermodolia have a GDP per capita of:
$72,653 Nominal; $83,546 PPP
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Karnatadesha
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Founded: Dec 23, 2018
New York Times Democracy

Postby Karnatadesha » Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:52 am

This well-written guide might help. Found it while browsing the gameplay sub-forum other day.

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Elianzonia
Political Columnist
 
Posts: 2
Founded: Jun 04, 2018
Democratic Socialists

Monarchy with Socialist aspects?

Postby Elianzonia » Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:00 am

Any opinions?

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Vallermoore
Senator
 
Posts: 4137
Founded: Mar 27, 2011
Mother Knows Best State

Postby Vallermoore » Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:47 am

In Real Life, the Saudi Monarchy is a bit like this in that it gives it's people enough money so they don't start kicking off and rebelling.

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Danternoust
Envoy
 
Posts: 301
Founded: Jan 20, 2019
Moralistic Democracy

Postby Danternoust » Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:48 am

It is strange mystery why some nations produce Nobel Prize Winners and others don't, or what GDP per capita generally asymptotes to.
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Evilcia
Spokesperson
 
Posts: 150
Founded: Jul 31, 2014
Scandinavian Liberal Paradise

Postby Evilcia » Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:53 am

Evilcia is a Communist monarchy

Well. its an elected monarch, but still a monarchy

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Coyotepec
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Founded: Jan 06, 2019
Ex-Nation

Postby Coyotepec » Mon Feb 04, 2019 3:22 pm

Karnatadesha wrote:This well-written guide might help. Found it while browsing the gameplay sub-forum other day.


Excellent!

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