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Xeloncaresia
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Postby Xeloncaresia » Wed Jun 17, 2020 8:37 am

Basics

Is your nation considered "socially conservative"? not really
Which of these behaviours are acceptable in public?
([o] for acceptable, [x] for unacceptable)
[x] Breastfeeding
[x] Burping
[x] Displays of affection
[o] Dressing provocatively (though not promoted)
[o] Eating
[x] Intoxication
[x] Passing gas
[x] Ranting about personal issues
[o] Smoking
[o] Swearing
[x] Taking photos of other people
[x] Wearing beach attire (unless you are at the beach)
[o] Wearing sport attire
[x] Wearing pyjamas
[o] Yawning without covering mouth

Interactions

How do people say "hello" and "goodbye"? “Greetings”, “Farewell”. But there are several other ways too
What do people usually do when greeting each other? Most Xeloncaresians aren’t fond of handshakes, or any other physical contact. If two people who aren’t friends greet each other, it’s usually verbal or by body communication (like bowing). Xeloncaresians only make physical contact when greeting when they are meeting with family or close friends.
Is it expected to greet the owner when entering and leaving a store? Yes
Is it expected to greet the driver when boarding and leaving a bus? It’s expected to thank the bus driver
Are titles (Mr/Mrs/Miss) used? Yes. Children are expected to call adults who aren’t their family members “Mr [insert name here]” or “Miss [insert name here]”.
Does the national language have familiar and polite forms of "you"? Yes, like “sir” and “madam”

Table manners

Are good table manners considered important in your nation? yes, especially in formal settings
How are utensils supposed to be used? Like how they were made. Don’t use a fork or spoon to cut your food, as it is seen as informal.
When is it acceptable to begin eating? After the host has started
(At restaurants) Who pays for the meal? It depends. Usually the highest order person
How much is the tip/service charge? 5% of meal cost. Though the percentage is much higher in fancy restaurants.
Which of these behaviours are acceptable during meals?
([o] for acceptable, [x] for unacceptable)
[o] Asking for seconds
[x] Checking an electronic device
[x] Chewing with mouth open
[x] Discussing politics or religion
[o] Food left over on plate
[x] Eating before everyone is served
[x] Elbows on table
[x] Hands below table
[x] Leaving the table to use the toilet
[x] Not tipping
[x] Over-tipping
[o] Refusing to try a dish
[o] Separating the bill
[x] Slurping or smacking sounds
[x] Speaking on mobile phone
[x] Speaking with mouth full
[x] Spilling food or drinks on other people
[x] Taking photos of the food

Business

What is the dress code for most businesses? clean and casual, or classy dress uniforms
Is punctuality considered important in your nation? it is expected.
What language is business conducted in? English
How should bosses and coworkers be addressed? By their surname. For bosses, include their title. It is actually very unacceptable to call people by their first name.
Is hierarchy a strong part of your nation's business culture? yes

Giving gifts

Are gifts expected when visiting someone's home? yes
Are gifts expected between business associates? No
Are students expected to bring gifts to their teachers? No
When are gifts supposed to be opened? wait until you get home to open them. Don’t open it in front of the person who gave it to you. Gifts are supposed to be an awaited surprise.
What are some gifts to avoid? underwear, candles (though it’s ok to give to someone you’re not close to), a house, a expensive vehicle, anything that cost many thousands of dollars.

Rules of the road

Which of these behaviours are acceptable on roads?
([o] for acceptable, [x] for unacceptable)
[o] Cyclist disobeying red light
[x] Driving too fast
[x] Driving too slow
[o] Flashing the headlights
[x] Hitchhiking
[x] Honking the horn
[o] Jaywalking (As long as the coast is clear)
[x] Not signalling a turn
[x] Playing loud music
[x] Speaking on mobile phone
[x] Taking up more than one lane (Unless there are hardly any other cars on the road)
[x] Taking up more than one parking space (Unless you have a large vehicle or a trailer attachment)
[o] Tailgating
[x] Texting on mobile phone

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Narvatus
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Postby Narvatus » Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:05 pm

Coffee and Tea culture in YN
Nation name: Narvatus, the Federation of
Is coffee or tea more popular in YN?: Tea

Coffee
How popular is coffee in YN?: While slightly losing ground, it still remains very popular.
How often is it drunk, and at what time of day?: It is usually drunk in the morning, but was traditionally drunk on winter evenings.
How is coffee usually prepared in YN?: It is nearly universally served warm, in various different ways.
Who is coffee most popular amongst?: Coffee is generally popular with the younger generations, but is losing ground to tea in the youngest generation.
Is YN a producer of coffee?: No.

Tea
How popular is tea in YN?: Tea is the most popular hot beverage in Narvatus.
How often is it drunk, and at what time of day?: It is popular at all times of day.
How is tea usually prepared in YN?: It is most often served hot and without milk.
Who is tea most popular amongst?: It is most popular amongst middle-aged and older people.
Is YN a producer of tea?: No, with the exception of modern indoor farms.

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Victorious Decepticons
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Postby Victorious Decepticons » Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:04 am

Basics

Is your nation considered "socially conservative"?
Which of these behaviours are acceptable in public?
([o] for acceptable, [x] for unacceptable)
[-] Breastfeeding - We're robots. Breastfeeding is physically impossible.
[x] Burping - Backfiring is a sign of mechanical problems. That is taboo.
[o] Displays of affection
[o] Dressing provocatively
[o] Eating
[x] Intoxication
[o] Passing gas - Combustion engines constantly pass exhaust. It's just how they work.
[x] Ranting about personal issues
[o] Smoking
[o] Swearing
[o] Taking photos of other people
[-] Wearing beach attire - We do not have "attire" for different things. There is only our paint job.
[-] Wearing sport attire
[-] Wearing pyjamas
[-] Yawning without covering mouth - Robots don't yawn

Interactions

How do people say "hello" and "goodbye"? "Hi" and "see ya," among other informal methods
What do people usually do when greeting each other? Bow or nod our heads
Is it expected to greet the owner when entering and leaving a store? Only if he greets us first
Is it expected to greet the driver when boarding and leaving a bus? Decepticons don't ride on buses. There literally aren't any.
Are titles (Mr/Mrs/Miss) used? Military and professional titles are, if the person has rank worth mentioning. Otherwise, no.
Does the national language have familiar and polite forms of "you"? No

Table manners

Are good table manners considered important in your nation? No
How are utensils supposed to be used? If multiple people are refueling together at home, the big Energon Cube may sit in the middle of the table. Then, its ladle is used to dole out glasses' worth. It is then left in the Cube so the next person can easily reach it. Other than that, there are no utensils since Energon is a liquid.
When is it acceptable to begin eating? As soon as you have the Energon in front of you.
(At restaurants) Who pays for the meal? Everyone pays for their own.
How much is the tip/service charge? 0, it's part of the bill.
Which of these behaviours are acceptable during meals?
([o] for acceptable, [x] for unacceptable)
[o] Asking for seconds
[o] Checking an electronic device
[-] Chewing with mouth open - Energon isn't chewed
[x] Discussing politics or religion
[o] Food left over on plate - Energon tanks, like gas tanks, don't stretch. Either you can fit your portion in or you can't.
[o] Eating before everyone is served
[o] Elbows on table
[o] Hands below table
[x] Leaving the table to use the toilet - It'd be weird and rude to go change your oil during a meal...
[o] Not tipping - There is no tipping
[x] Over-tipping
[-] Refusing to try a dish - The meal is always Energon. There is no "try."
[o] Separating the bill
[o] Slurping or smacking sounds - It'd be really weird, though...
[x,o] Speaking on mobile phone - Depends
[o] Speaking with mouth full - Voice chips work fine with the mouth closed, so why not?!
[x] Spilling food or drinks on other people
[o] Taking photos of the food

Business

What is the dress code for most businesses? Just a well-waxed paint job. Magnetic or vinyl lettering may be added with the company name, if it pays enough or the worker is desperate enough
Is punctuality considered important in your nation? No. We are far more concerned about the quality of someone's work than whether or not they got there "on the dot." Time-crazy people will just have to learn to relax. Otherwise, someone may adjust their priorities with a blaster.
What language is business conducted in? Binary
How should bosses and coworkers be addressed? Bosses by title (with or without name), co-workers by name
Is hierarchy a strong part of your nation's business culture? Yes. Can't have peasants arguing about what they're supposed to do!

Giving gifts

Are gifts expected when visiting someone's home? No
Are gifts expected between business associates? No
Are students expected to bring gifts to their teachers? No (and it'd be seen as a bribe attempt if they did)
When are gifts supposed to be opened? Right away, just in case it's actually a booby trap and you need to blast the "giver" in exchange.
What are some gifts to avoid? The main thing to remember is that we don't just give gifts. Doing so is seen as an attempt to butter someone up in preparation for some connive, or as some similar kind of trick. Instead, we "offer a very steep discount," such as 90%, on the item that - in another culture - would be a gift. It's fairly complicated but it works.

Rules of the road

Which of these behaviours are acceptable on roads?

These car/bike-related things don't really apply to us since we only use our roads for walking. If we're not on foot, we're flying, so we're not on a road then.
No war RPs; no open RPs.

Explosive .50 cal shells vs. Decepticons: REAL, IRL PROOF the Decepticons would laugh at them - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FeVTZlNQfPA
Newaswa wrote:What is the greatest threat to your nation?
Vallermoore wrote:The Victorious Decepticons.

Bluquse wrote:Imperialist, aggressive, and genociding aliens or interdimensional beings that would most likely slaughter or enslave us
rather than meet up to have a talk. :(

TurtleShroom wrote:Also, like any sane, civilized nation, we always consider the Victorious Decepticons a clear, present, and obvious threat we must respect, honor, and leave alone in all circumstances. Always fear the Victorious Decepticons.


The Huskar Social Union wrote: ... massive empires of genocidal machines.

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Zmaka
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Postby Zmaka » Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:04 pm

Name: Šwawa
Type: Global Sentient Ocean
Power: 4b-5a
Size: Approximately 355,000,0003 miles
Is it real? Yes
Description: Šwawa is a massive sentient ocean covering the home world of Žmaka.

What cultures is it often mentioned? The ocean’s sentience was first discovered by the Kawar people, roughly 570,000 years ago. It is still taught all over the Žmaki Empire, as well as in some foreign areas.
If it is real, is it passive or aggressive? Its mood is unpredictable.
Where does it live? On the surface of Žmaka.
Other Notes: The Šwawa 3.5 billion years old, but it will live for 1 trillion years. When our planet dies, it will move on and find another home.
A 6.00 civilization, according to this index.

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Atlokruu
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Postby Atlokruu » Sat Jul 04, 2020 3:17 pm

National Animal
What's your nation's national animal? The Alselo.
Is it a mammal, a reptile, a bird, or what? A bird.
Is it in the real world? No.
Is it allowed to be hunted? No, and doing so will result in a 500 credit fine.
It it near, at, or surpassing human intelligence? No.
What does it's flesh taste like? Who’s asking?
How endangered is it? Least concern.
Is it magical? No, although it’s two heads have a psychic connection.
How was it created? By magic, technology, evolution, or by a god/goddess? By way of evolution.
Is it allowed to be used as a pet? No, although there are some domestic forms.
Where does it live? Everywhere on Atlok II, except for the poles.
If one were to kill someone, what would people do to it? If it happened in a civilized area, scientists would make an effort to relocate the Alselo. If it happened in the wild, it would be left alone. Either way, the deceased would have a regular funeral, or whatever else their family decides.
What are expensive resources you can get from it? It’s feathers are considered very valuable as a clothing material, although such attire is only available on the black market.
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Based on Star Wars
A scale 10.375 civilization, according to this index.

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Andocara
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Founded: Aug 07, 2018
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For West Andocara

Postby Andocara » Sun Jul 05, 2020 1:43 am

Basics

Is your nation considered "socially conservative"? somewhat
Which of these behaviours are acceptable in public?
([o] for acceptable, [x] for unacceptable)
[x] Breastfeeding
[x] Burping
[o] Displays of affection
[x] Dressing provocatively
[o] Eating
[o] Intoxication
[x] Passing gas
[x] Ranting about personal issues
[x] Smoking (there are designated areas for smokers)
[x] Swearing
[x] Taking photos of other people
[x] Wearing beach attire (unless you're at the beach)
[o] Wearing sport attire
[x] Wearing pyjamas
[x] Yawning without covering mouth

Interactions

How do people say "hello" and "goodbye"? "hi"/"bye" or "bye bye", or hello and goodbye
What do people usually do when greeting each other? shake hands, smile, nod, in some cases even hug
Is it expected to greet the owner when entering and leaving a store? yes
Is it expected to greet the driver when boarding and leaving a bus? yes, it is expected to thank the bus driver as well
Are titles (Mr/Mrs/Miss) used? yes
Does the national language have familiar and polite forms of "you"? yes, the same forms as other parts of Andocara

Table manners

Are good table manners considered important in your nation? yes
How are utensils supposed to be used? the same as anywhere else in the nation, but West Andocarians aren't as much as neat freaks as their Eastern counterparts
When is it acceptable to begin eating? When everyone else has, or when the host is finished speaking
(At restaurants) Who pays for the meal? Depends
How much is the tip/service charge? 10%-20%
Which of these behaviours are acceptable during meals?
([o] for acceptable, [x] for unacceptable)
[o] Asking for seconds
[x] Checking an electronic device
[x] Chewing with mouth open
[x] Discussing politics or religion
[o] Food left over on plate
[x] Eating before everyone is served
[x] Elbows on table
[x] Hands below table
[o] Leaving the table to use the toilet
[x] Not tipping
[o] Over-tipping
[o] Refusing to try a dish
[o] Separating the bill
[x] Slurping or smacking sounds
[x] Speaking on mobile phone
[x] Speaking with mouth full
[x] Spilling food or drinks on other people
[o] Taking photos of the food

Business

What is the dress code for most businesses? Formal and professional
Is punctuality considered important in your nation? Yes, though if you're late, you explain the reason behind your tardiness and he/she may not use it against you.
What language is business conducted in? English
How should bosses and coworkers be addressed? Usually, like anywhere else in Andocara by their last name, but in West Andocara its more acceptable to call people who are in a equal ranking as you by their first name.
Is hierarchy a strong part of your nation's business culture? yes

Giving gifts

Are gifts expected when visiting someone's home? sometimes
Are gifts expected between business associates? sometimes
Are students expected to bring gifts to their teachers? no
When are gifts supposed to be opened? when you get home
What are some gifts to avoid? underwear

Rules of the road

Which of these behaviours are acceptable on roads?
([o] for acceptable, [x] for unacceptable)
[x] Cyclist disobeying red light
[o] Driving too fast
[o] Driving too slow
[o] Flashing the headlights
[o] Hitchhiking
[o] Honking the horn
[o] Jaywalking (as long as conditions are safe)
[x] Not signalling a turn
[x] Playing loud music
[x] Speaking on mobile phone
[x] Taking up more than one lane
[x] Taking up more than one parking space (unless you have a pickup truck with a trailor)
[x] Tailgating
[x] Texting on mobile phone
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Atlokruu
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Postby Atlokruu » Sun Jul 05, 2020 12:59 pm

Basics

Is your nation considered "socially conservative"? No
Which of these behaviours are acceptable in public?
([o] for acceptable, [x] for unacceptable)
[O] Breastfeeding
[X] Burping
[O] Displays of affection
[O] Dressing provocatively
[O] Eating
[O] Intoxication
[X] Passing gas
[X] Ranting about personal issues
[O] Smoking
[O] Swearing
[X] Taking photos of other people
[X] Wearing beach attire
[O] Wearing sport attire
[O] Wearing pyjamas
[O] Yawning without covering mouth

Interactions

How do people say "hello" and "goodbye"? “Hyu” and “Goyo”
What do people usually do when greeting each other? Handshake, or other forms of mutual hand contact
Is it expected to greet the owner when entering and leaving a store? Yes
Is it expected to greet the driver when boarding and leaving a bus? Yes
Are titles (Mr/Mrs/Miss) used? No
Does the national language have familiar and polite forms of "you"? No

Table manners

Are good table manners considered important in your nation? If you are accustomed to this planet’s etiquette, you are expected to abide by it
How are utensils supposed to be used? Utensils are to be held in one’s hand/manus, and are to penetrate the food so that it can be relocated into one’s mouth.
When is it acceptable to begin eating? When your food has been served
(At restaurants) Who pays for the meal? Everyone, but the individual with the most money is expected to pay more
How much is the tip/service charge? 5%-10%
Which of these behaviours are acceptable during meals?
([o] for acceptable, [x] for unacceptable)
[O] Asking for seconds
[O] Checking an electronic device (If mandatory)
[X] Chewing with mouth open
[X] Discussing politics or religion
[O] Food left over on plate (After each meal, a small amount of the food is to be used as an offering to nature.)
[O] Eating before everyone is served
[O] Elbows on table
[O] Hands below table
[O] Leaving the table to use the toilet
[X] Not tipping
[O] Over-tipping
[X] Refusing to try a dish
[O] Separating the bill
[X] Slurping or smacking sounds
[O] Speaking on communicator (If mandatory)
[X] Speaking with mouth full
[X] Spilling food or drinks on other people
[X] Taking photos of the food

Business

What is the dress code for most businesses? Anything that is not distracting to coworkers is allowed.
Is punctuality considered important in your nation? No, as long as you are not too late.
What language is business conducted in? Usually Basic or Atloku, although some small businesses may use other languages
How should bosses and coworkers be addressed? By their given name
Is hierarchy a strong part of your nation's business culture? No

Giving gifts

Are gifts expected when visiting someone's home? Only on special occasions
Are gifts expected between business associates? Again, only on special occasions
Are students expected to bring gifts to their teachers? No, but they are appreciated
When are gifts supposed to be opened? Whenever the host of an event decides
What are some gifts to avoid? Useless, dangerous or foul objects

Rules of the road

Which of these behaviours are acceptable on roads?
([o] for acceptable, [x] for unacceptable)
[X] Cyclist disobeying red light
[X] Driving too fast
[X] Driving too slow
[X] Flashing the headlights
[O] Hitchhiking
[O] Honking the horn
[X] Jaywalking
[X] Not signaling a turn
[X] Playing loud music
[O] Speaking on communicator
[X] Taking up more than one lane
[X] Taking up more than one parking space
[X] Tailgating
[X] Texting on communicator
Based on Star Wars
A scale 10.375 civilization, according to this index.

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Stegatives
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Postby Stegatives » Mon Jul 06, 2020 4:38 pm

Replying righteously 'round wrong rights, OP's questions quested my queue.

What side of the road does your nation drive on?

A centrilised state, we center on liable lime line - lasted lots of long lags.

What are the most popular colors of your people?

Discrimination for dominant dreams disgust me, so should you. The good schemes scream "WHITE!!!!!!! BORDEAUX!!!!!! BLACK!!!!!!" and I pity part of itty.

How old is(/are) your leader(s)?

The Leader lives longer than even myself, mastering mustered menace of time, the trinkets of immortality merely imaginable. Still stands Stegative, sixty-two years strong and steady wins the race.

What tech-level is your nation?

Technology today trees to branches in complicated conduits of progress, enlightenment, and tightment. We were valleying the silicon to silly gadgets and silly cons. We have shown so well.

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Appalachia
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Founded: Dec 10, 2016
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Postby Appalachia » Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:40 am

Basics

Is your nation considered "socially conservative"? It varies greatly, the rural population is much more socially conservative than the urban population overall. The international community considers Appalachia as a whole to be socially conservative.
Which of these behaviours are acceptable in public?
([o] for acceptable, [x] for unacceptable)
[o if covered in some way] Breastfeeding
[o] Burping
[o] Displays of affection
[o] Dressing provocatively
[o] Eating
[o] Intoxication
[x] Passing gas
[o] Ranting about personal issues
[o] Smoking
[o - unless around children] Swearing
[x] Taking photos of other people
[o] Wearing beach attire
[o] Wearing sport attire
[o] Wearing pyjamas
[x] Yawning without covering mouth

Interactions

How do people say "hello" and "goodbye"? There's a lot of ways, but usually casually such as "hello," "hi" "how's it going" etc.
What do people usually do when greeting each other? Shaking hands if a formal situation or first meeting. A firm handshake is considered important.
Is it expected to greet the owner when entering and leaving a store? Yes
Is it expected to greet the driver when boarding and leaving a bus? Yes
Are titles (Mr/Mrs/Miss) used? Yes
Does the national language have familiar and polite forms of "you"? "Miss", "Mister", "Sir", "Ma'am," in rural areas widows are sometimes addressed as such.

Table manners

Are good table manners considered important in your nation? Only in formal dining, otherwise they can be quite loose - especially at family gatherings
How are utensils supposed to be used? - In formal dining there are typical western table manners as far as utensil placement and usage. Otherwise you can do pretty much whatever as long as it isn't too unsanitary.
When is it acceptable to begin eating? When everyone has been served
(At restaurants) Who pays for the meal? In a dating relationship usually the male.
How much is the tip/service charge? 15% is considered standard.
Which of these behaviours are acceptable during meals?
([o] for acceptable, [x] for unacceptable)
[o] Asking for seconds
[o] Checking an electronic device
[x] Chewing with mouth open
[o] Discussing politics or religion
[o] Food left over on plate
[x] Eating before everyone is served
[x] Elbows on table
[o] Hands below table
[o] Leaving the table to use the toilet
[x] Not tipping
[o] Over-tipping
[x] Refusing to try a dish
[o] Separating the bill
[x] Slurping or smacking sounds
[x] Speaking on mobile phone
[x] Speaking with mouth full
[x] Spilling food or drinks on other people
[o] Taking photos of the food

Business

What is the dress code for most businesses? Depends on the type of business. An accounting or law firm would be quite formal - suits and ties for men, long skirts or pant suits for women. But it's commonplace for a firm that works in retail or equipment sales for example to have a more casual dress code (usually button down shirts and slacks or even jeans), even in the office.
Is punctuality considered important in your nation? Yes when it comes to business meetings. Less so for personal gatherings
What language is business conducted in? English
How should bosses and coworkers be addressed? "Sir" or "ma'am."
Is hierarchy a strong part of your nation's business culture? Yes

Giving gifts

Are gifts expected when visiting someone's home? No, but if returning from travel it's considered rude to not have something for a family member or close friend.
Are gifts expected between business associates? Bottles of liquor or other gifts are sometimes exchange to "seal" a new agreement.
Are students expected to bring gifts to their teachers? Yes, on the last day of class.
When are gifts supposed to be opened? Usually after the reciever has thanked the giver.
What are some gifts to avoid? Gift cards are considered impolite unless they are only a casual acquaintance or if it's a mass gift (e.g. everyone in the office).

Rules of the road

Which of these behaviours are acceptable on roads?
([o] for acceptable, [x] for unacceptable)
[x] Cyclist disobeying red light
[x] Driving too fast
[x] Driving too slow
[o] Flashing the headlights
[o] Hitchhiking
[o] Honking the horn
[x] Jaywalking
[x] Not signalling a turn
[o] Playing loud music
[o] Speaking on mobile phone
[x] Taking up more than one lane
[x] Taking up more than one parking space
[x] Tailgating
[x] Texting on mobile phone

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Migrenia
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Founded: Dec 14, 2018
Civil Rights Lovefest

MIgrenia's attempt at answering the most recent survey

Postby Migrenia » Mon Jul 20, 2020 4:25 pm

Basics

Is your nation considered "socially conservative"? No, Migrenia has historically been more socially liberal than socially conservative. The MIgrenian Patriotic party is more socially conservative than the MIgrenian Freedom party, but they rarely win popular elections, and the MFP is currently the party which holds national office
([o] for acceptable, [x] for unacceptable)
[o] Breastfeeding
[o] Burping
[o] Displays of affection
[o] Dressing provocatively
[o] Eating
[o] Intoxication
[o] Passing gas
[o] Ranting about personal issues
[x] Smoking
[o] Swearing
[o, but not without consent] Taking photos of other people
[o] Wearing beach attire
[o] Wearing sport attire
[o] Wearing pyjamas
[o] Yawning without covering mouth

Interactions

How do people say "hello" and "goodbye"? Migrenia has a variety of different cultures and is largely comprised of immigrants and annexed peoples, so greetings depend on the person or group, and can range from a simple 'hello', to the popular Dakian custom of nonchalantly saying 'cocks'.
Is it expected to greet the owner when entering and leaving a store? no
Is it expected to greet the driver when boarding and leaving a bus? no
Are titles (Mr/Mrs/Miss) used? not really, but some prefer certain pronouns and prefixes
Does the national language have familiar and polite forms of "you"? Migrenia is ranked as one of the most culturally permissive nations in the universe as of today. Some people will even use expletives and deliberately derogatory language in a playful manner with people they just met, and some foreigners perceive such as 'rude'.

Table manners

Are good table manners considered important in your nation? Nope, each person is regarded as responsible for making their personal boundaries clear to their friends and family, and no social mores are imposed.
How are utensils supposed to be used? - However a person sees fit
When is it acceptable to begin eating? When a person is hungry
(At restaurants) Who pays for the meal? Migrenian relationships are egalitarian. People generally either split the bill, or delegate it to the wealthiest of the group, since the wealthy are looked up to as being in a special place and have a special obligation to help those who are less fortunate if possible.
How much is the tip/service charge? No tips are required. It is illegal to underpay restaurant employees.
Which of these behaviours are acceptable during meals?
([o] for acceptable, [x] for unacceptable)
[o] Asking for seconds
[o] Checking an electronic device
[o, although it's common for some to have personal revulsions to this] Chewing with mouth open
[o] Discussing politics or religion
[x, technically legal, but waste is definitely looked down upon] Food left over on plate
[o] Eating before everyone is served
[o] Elbows on table
[o] Hands below table
[o] Leaving the table to use the toilet
[o] Not tipping
[o] Over-tipping
[o] Refusing to try a dish
[o] Separating the bill
[o, many personally dislike this as well though] Slurping or smacking sounds
[o] Speaking on mobile phone
[o] Speaking with mouth full
[o, people don't get offended, as long as there is an apology] Spilling food or drinks on other people
[o] Taking photos of the food

Business

What is the dress code for most businesses? Depends on the type of business. Some business have them, but most MIgrenians despise dress codes and see them as a petty imposition of personal preferences
Is punctuality considered important in your nation? depends on the person, most are flexible, as long as it doesn't affect productivity
What language is business conducted in? Depends. Most are in either English or French, which are the two most commonly used languages in MIgrenia
How should bosses and coworkers be addressed? Depends on the personal preference of the employer, and employees generally expect the same respect.
Is hierarchy a strong part of your nation's business culture? No. Migrenian culture believes that superiority downplays the voice of certain people, so higher rank or more power is seen as a responsibility and an honor rather than as a privilege. MIgrenians are judged proportionally to what they are capable of.

Giving gifts

Are gifts expected when visiting someone's home? Depends, but usually yes from the wealthy, not so much from the poor.
Are gifts expected between business associates? Again depends, but generally personal expressions of affection through gifts are not seen as the responsibility of anyone on the job, and any employer demanding gifts is treated as a tyrant.
Are students expected to bring gifts to their teachers? No. Teachers are awarded voluntarily by the students based on their merit. The good ones may receive gifts, but teachers who were authoritarian or bad at their jobs often get cruelly pranked by the students to express their dismay.
When are gifts supposed to be opened? Typically when the gift reaches their hand, or when they feel like it
What are some gifts to avoid? Generally depends on personal preference, which is often hinted at especially by younger people who desire gifts through flirtacious reminders.

Rules of the road

Which of these behaviours are acceptable on roads?
([o] for acceptable, [x] for unacceptable)
[x] Cyclist disobeying red light
[o, also, Most Migrenians use self driving cars] Driving too fast
[x] Driving too slow
[o] Flashing the headlights
[o] Hitchhiking
[o] Honking the horn
[o] Jaywalking
[x] Not signalling a turn
[o] Playing loud music
[o] Speaking on mobile phone
[x] Taking up more than one lane
[x] Taking up more than one parking space
[o] Tailgating
[x] Texting on mobile phone

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New Jeromia
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Founded: Oct 16, 2019
Left-Leaning College State

Postby New Jeromia » Fri Jul 24, 2020 4:56 pm

Basics

Is your nation considered "socially conservative"? No, New Jeromia is very liberal, though there are certain cultural nuances which you must be aware of.
Which of these behaviours are acceptable in public?
([o] for acceptable, [x] for unacceptable)

[o] Breastfeeding - In a somewhat female-dominant society, breastfeeding is normal by nature.
[x] Burping - Only when eating, but it's not that bad.
[o] Displays of affection - Non-sexual
[x] Dressing provocatively - doesn’t necessarily apply, the country is open to nudity, though clothing is the norm.
[o] Eating
[o] Intoxication - Technically okay, but if you're disturbing anyone, you can be fined and people will be offended.
[x] Passing gas - Again, considered offensive, but it's okay, especially outdoors.
[o] Ranting about personal issues
[x] Smoking - Only at home or in the car.
[x] Swearing - only around friends and in intense situations in order to keep authenticity of swearing.
[o] Taking photos of strangers - As long as they aren't the subject of the photo
[o] Wearing beach attire - Please note people, especially in hot areas, will swim nude. The human body, especially the female body (the culture is slightly female oriented), is considered normal.
[o] Wearing sport attire
[o] Wearing pyjamas - I should also say that it’s considered rude to comment negatively on somebody’s clothing. The nation normally considers comfort over looks.
[o] Yawning without covering mouth - Generally okay, though in certain situations, for example, an important meeting, it is unacceptable to yawn.

Interactions

How do people say "hello" and "goodbye"? Hello: Piso (Hello at night), Pisa (Good afternoon/general hello), Pisi (Good morning). Goodbye: Peso ("pe" directly translates to bad, but it is polite to say in context.) Pesa (Goodbye in the afternoon, general goodbye), Pesi (Goodbye in the morning).
What do people usually do when greeting each other? If they have not met, and introduction is required, sometimes with a bow. People will then either shake hands or hug briefly. If you are among friends and family, you can just say hello and hug if you haven't seen them for a long time. Please note these do not apply for every situation; many different cultures greet in different ways.
Is it expected to greet the owner when entering and leaving a store? If you are buying something, you should greet the person at the checkout.
Is it expected to greet the driver when boarding and leaving a bus? A quick hello and thank you will do. If you are paying for the transportation, a thank you is generally not required. For school buses, the driver is considered a teacher, so these are more important.
Are titles (Mr/Mrs/Miss) used? Generally no, but some people may ask you to call them this way.
Does the national language have familiar and polite forms of "you"? "Miss", "Mister", "Sir", "Ma'am" Yes, the character "ga" is used for anything honorary.

Table manners

Are good table manners considered important in your nation? Waiting for others before you eat is considered polite, but not much else as long as you’re not making a mess.
How are utensils supposed to be used? Whatever is most efficient. American nuances, such as not being able to lick a butterknife, do not apply.
When is it acceptable to begin eating? When everyone has sat down. Praying before a meal is sometimes practiced, depending on religion.
(At restaurants) Who pays for the meal? It’s generally split, unless the meal is a gift.
How much is the tip/service charge? There are no tips throughout the country, they are factored into the bill.
Which of these behaviours are acceptable during meals?
([o] for acceptable, [x] for unacceptable)

[o] Asking for seconds
[o] Checking an electronic device - Not excessively.
[x] Chewing with mouth open
[o] Discussing politics or religion - With people you know well
[x] Food left over on plate - People generally serve themselves, so you are expected to eat what you take.
[x] Eating before everyone is served - Explained earlier
[o] Elbows on table
[o] Hands below table
[o] Leaving the table to use the toilet - Let people know you’ll be back.
[N/A] Not tipping - No tips allowed.
[N/A] Over-tipping
[o] Refusing to try a dish - Parents may try to encourage kids to try new food, but if you dislike something, you shouldn’t eat it, especially since you serve yourself.
[o] Separating the bill - Expected except for gifted meals
[o] Slurping or smacking sounds - Accidentally, but not excessively.
[x] Speaking on mobile phone - You are expected to move away from the table.
[x] Speaking with mouth full
[x] Spilling food or drinks on other people
[o] Taking photos of the food - Somewhat normal

Business

What is the dress code for most businesses? There is generally no dress code. Clothing is necessary for most places, and some businesses may provide uniforms for recognition.
Is punctuality considered important in your nation? Yes, people are expected to arrive at least 5 minutes early to work and meetings.
What language is business conducted in? Ayrahay
How should bosses and coworkers be addressed? Bosses should be addressed with -ga after their name, coworkers should be addressed by whatever they prefer.
Is hierarchy a strong part of your nation's business culture? No

Giving gifts

Are gifts expected when visiting someone's home? If you haven’t seen somebody for a while.
Are gifts expected between business associates? It is okay between coworkers, but not expected. For people ranking lower or higher than you, it is frowned upon.
Are students expected to bring gifts to their teachers? No, but near national holidays and at the end of the school year it is okay
When are gifts supposed to be opened? When time allows, usually when everyone can gather around.
What are some good ideas for gifts? Something that you know the person is interested in. If they have mentioned wanting it before, it is probably a good idea. Nothing too expensive.

Rules of the road

Which of these behaviours are acceptable on roads?
([o] for acceptable, [x] for unacceptable)

[x] Cyclist disobeying red light - Okay on right turn.
[x] Driving too fast - Only on rural highways, where there is no speed limit.
[x] Driving too slow - Only in residential areas.
[x] Flashing the headlights - Only for the purpose of the horn.
[o] Hitchhiking - As long as you are being safe.
[x] Honking the horn - Only for warning or scolding purposes. Sometimes can be used when driving away from people you know.
[x] Jaywalking - Not a good idea, but it’s legal in areas with speed limits under 40kph. Yes, the metric system is used.
[x] Not signalling a turn - You’re supposed to do signal, but it’s generally not ticket-worthy. It’s considered a secondary offense.
[o] Playing loud music - Not in residential areas, especially at night.
[o] Speaking on mobile phone
[x] Taking up more than one lane
[x] Taking up more than one parking space
[x] Tailgating - You will be pulled over
[x] Texting on mobile phone - Secondary offense
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Indian Empire
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Posts: 1989
Founded: Mar 29, 2013
New York Times Democracy

Postby Indian Empire » Sat Jul 25, 2020 2:33 pm

Basics

Is your nation considered "socially conservative"? No
Which of these behaviours are acceptable in public?
([o] for acceptable, [x] for unacceptable)
[O] Breastfeeding
[O, but use manners] Burping
[O] Displays of affection
[O] Dressing provocatively
[O] Eating
[O] Intoxication
[O, but only if you use your manners] Passing gas
[O] Ranting about personal issues
[X] Smoking
[O] Swearing
[X] Taking photos of other people
[O] Wearing beach attire
[O] Wearing sport attire
[O] Wearing pyjamas
[X] Yawning without covering mouth

Interactions

How do people say "hello" and "goodbye"? Often just "hello" and "bye"
What do people usually do when greeting each other? Typically they'll say hello and shake hands with the person.
Is it expected to greet the owner when entering and leaving a store? Not typically, but sometimes this occurs in smaller businesses.
Is it expected to greet the driver when boarding and leaving a bus? Yes.
Are titles (Mr/Mrs/Miss) used? Only in formal situations.
Does the national language have familiar and polite forms of "you"? Typically you would just say "pardon me" if you want to speak to someone and aren't aware of person's name.

Table manners

Are good table manners considered important in your nation? Yes, very important
How are utensils supposed to be used? Fork and knife to cut items when needed, spoon to scoop up food. Basically the traditional standards.
When is it acceptable to begin eating? Typically once everyone has sat down and the table is fully set.
(At restaurants) Who pays for the meal? Traditionally the bill is split by the parties involved.
How much is the tip/service charge? Tipping is not a thing here
Which of these behaviours are acceptable during meals?
([o] for acceptable, [x] for unacceptable)
[O] Asking for seconds this is incredibly rare,however
[X] Checking an electronic device
[X] Chewing with mouth open
[O] Discussing politics or religion discussions are okay, being rude/disrespectful about it is not
[O] Food left over on plate
[X] Eating before everyone is served
[O] Elbows on table
[O] Hands below table
[O] Leaving the table to use the toilet yes, but use proper etiquette to excuse yourself
[O] Not tipping
[X] Over-tipping
[O] Refusing to try a dish
[O] Separating the bill
[X] Slurping or smacking sounds
[X] Speaking on mobile phone
[X] Speaking with mouth full
[X] Spilling food or drinks on other people
[O] Taking photos of the food

Business

What is the dress code for most businesses? Most businesses have uniforms for employees. For customers, the dress code tends to be lenient at most places so long as it doesn't violate federal law or receive any complaints.
Is punctuality considered important in your nation? Somewhat, typically so long as you're within 5-10 minutes of the arranged time nobody has an issue with it
What language is business conducted in? Mostly English
How should bosses and coworkers be addressed? Varies from setting to setting, formal businesses require more formal addresses such as Mr or Mrs, but less formal businesses will generally be okay with coworkers & employees communicating on a first name basis.
Is hierarchy a strong part of your nation's business culture? Hierarchy is set but is loose as feedback often exists down such chain.

Giving gifts

Are gifts expected when visiting someone's home? No.
Are gifts expected between business associates? Not typically, sometimes they will hold gift exchanges but these aren't everywhere
Are students expected to bring gifts to their teachers? No, this is considered rude and can even get you in trouble for bribery
When are gifts supposed to be opened? Typically one at a time and as a group.
What are some gifts to avoid? Clothes gift buying tends to be reserved for romantic or parental relationships.

Rules of the road

Which of these behaviours are acceptable on roads?
([o] for acceptable, [x] for unacceptable)
[X] Cyclist disobeying red light
[O] Driving too fast
[O] Driving too slow
[O] Flashing the headlights
[O] Hitchhiking
[O] Honking the horn very rare, though
[O] Jaywalking
[X] Not signalling a turn
[O] Playing loud music
[O/X] Speaking on mobile phone Don't do while driving
[X] Taking up more than one lane
[X] Taking up more than one parking space
[X] Tailgating
[O/X] Texting on mobile phone Don't do while driving
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Bala Mantre
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Posts: 688
Founded: Apr 11, 2019
Ex-Nation

Heres mine!

Postby Bala Mantre » Mon Jul 27, 2020 1:33 am

Basics

Is your nation considered "socially conservative"? No
Which of these behaviours are acceptable in public?
([o] for acceptable, [x] for unacceptable)
[X] Breastfeeding
[X] Burping
[X] Displays of affection
[X] Dressing provocatively
[O] Eating
[X] Intoxication
[X] Passing gas
[X] Ranting about personal issues
[X] Smoking
[X] Swearing
[X] Taking photos of other people
[X] Wearing beach attire
[O] Wearing sport attire
[X] Wearing pyjamas
[X] Yawning without covering mouth

Interactions

How do people say "hello" and "goodbye"? They do it by saying hello and good bye but also respect each other by bowing to each other
What do people usually do when greeting each other? They bow and raise their left hand on their right shoulder if they are equals.
Is it expected to greet the owner when entering and leaving a store? Yes, and also bow to them.
Is it expected to greet the driver when boarding and leaving a bus? Yes and bow
Are titles (Mr/Mrs/Miss) used? Always.
Does the national language have familiar and polite forms of "you"? There is Yai'tao, Hu'ahin, Po'inanas, Loas, For'Za'Tail and De'Za'Nia.

Table manners

Are good table manners considered important in your nation? Yes, very important.
How are utensils supposed to be used? Fork and knife to cut items when needed, spoon to scoop up food. Basically the traditional standards.
When is it acceptable to begin eating? Typically once everyone has sat down and the table is fully set.
(At restaurants) Who pays for the meal? Traditionally the bill is paid by the eldest member
How much is the tip/service charge? Tipping is not a thing here because waiters and waitresses get paid enough for no tips.
Which of these behaviours are acceptable during meals?
([o] for acceptable, [x] for unacceptable)
[O] Asking for seconds
[X] Checking an electronic device
[X] Chewing with mouth open
[O] Discussing politics or religion discussions are okay, being rude/disrespectful about it is not
[O] Food left over on plate
[X] Eating before everyone is served
[X] Elbows on table
[O] Hands below table
[O] Leaving the table to use the toilet yes, but use proper etiquette to excuse yourself
[X] Not tipping
[X] Over-tipping
[X] Refusing to try a dish
[X] Separating the bill
[X] Slurping or smacking sounds
[X] Speaking on mobile phone
[X] Speaking with mouth full
[X] Spilling food or drinks on other people
[X] Taking photos of the food

Business

What is the dress code for most businesses? Most businesses have uniforms for employees. For customers, the dress code tends to be lenient at most places so long as it doesn't violate federal law or receive any complaints.
Is punctuality considered important in your nation? Somewhat, typically so long as you're within 1-1 1/2 minutes of the arranged time nobody has an issue with it
What language is business conducted in? Chinese and Mantrean
How should bosses and coworkers be addressed? Varies from setting to setting, formal businesses require more formal addresses such as Mr or Mrs, but less formal businesses will generally be okay with coworkers & employees communicating on a first name basis.
Is hierarchy a strong part of your nation's business culture? Hierarchy is set with full respect for elders.

Giving gifts

Are gifts expected when visiting someone's home? No.
Are gifts expected between business associates? Not typically, sometimes they will hold gift exchanges but these aren't everywhere
Are students expected to bring gifts to their teachers? No, this is considered rude and can even get you in trouble for bribery
When are gifts supposed to be opened? Typically one at a time and as a group.
What are some gifts to avoid? Anything capitalist.

Rules of the road

Which of these behaviours are acceptable on roads?
([o] for acceptable, [x] for unacceptable)
[X] Cyclist disobeying red light
[X] Driving too fast
[X] Driving too slow
[X] Flashing the headlights
[X] Hitchhiking
[X] Honking the horn, unless its a do or die situation
[X] Jaywalking
[X] Not signalling a turn
[X] Playing loud music
[X] Speaking on mobile phone
[X] Taking up more than one lane
[X] Taking up more than one parking space
[X] Tailgating
[X] Texting on mobile phone
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Champagne Socialist Sharifistan
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Posts: 4471
Founded: Dec 08, 2019
Ex-Nation

Postby Champagne Socialist Sharifistan » Mon Jul 27, 2020 5:03 am

XIX. Questions of Warfare.

Does the country have an armed force? What types? What size?:
It has an Army, Air Cavalry, Navy and Space Cavalry.

How do the armed forces compare with others in the region or world?: They are more effective than most others (except the Navy which is ineffective)
Who declares war?: The Prince-Regent or Sultan(a).
Who has the power to declare conditions of peace?:
The Sultan, Sultana or Prince-Regent

How are treaties negotiated?: They are negotiated by the head of government from either side.
What happens to prisoners taken in battle?: They are treated well and eventually released (either at the end of the war or they're exchanged for Sharifistani prisoners)
What weapons are favoured by the various armed forces?: The Air Cavalry prefer to use fighter jets, the Army tend to use rifles, the Space Cavalry like ICBMs and the Navy use rifles against pirates.
What form of warfare does this society use?: https://iiwiki.us/wiki/Sharifistani_military_doctrine
How do battles in the airs or waters or underworlds differ from surface warfare?: Air battles have less of a focus on numbers.
Who are the Elite warriors? What distinguishes them?: The Royal Ghazi Regiment, Royal Infantry regiments, the Space Cavalry Colonial Regiment and the Naval Ghazi Corps. They are distinguished because of their training and tactics as well as the higher expectations of bravery put on them.
How does someone get command of troops?: A commission from the Sultan, Sultana or Prince-Regent.
Normally such commissions are granted after obtaining a Masters Degree in Military Science.

Where do the loyalties of military units lie?: to the Sultanate and it's ruler.
Are there professional soldiers? Do they make up the bulk of the military?:
They exist but represent a minority of the military.

What is campaign or camp life like?: Good,
soldiers are served high quality rations, have access to entertainment, can worship according to their religion and can usually bring their wives and/or mistresses with them.

What ethical or moral codes do warriors adhere to?: the Code of Warrior Chivalry,
a set of rules based on Islam but which Jews, Christians and Sikhs (for example) are also able to follow.

How are battle injuries treated?: by field medics and then Military doctors and nurses.
How long do wars typically last?: a week or so.
Has this society ever attacked another? What was the nature of that war? What would make this society go to war?:
This society goes to a war for a number of reasons.
Aggressive wars tend to be motivated by a desire for territory.
Defensive wars happen after Sharifistani citizens are attacked.

Has there ever been a civil war or a revolution?: There is a civil war at the moment.
What do soldiers do when there's no war?: A range of tasks from providing humanitarian aid to poor countries to enforcing COVID-19 lockdown.
Are there any current tensions / wars / embargoes etc with any other nations?: yes tensions with the Munkcestrian Republic which are expected to cause war and tensions with Danistarab.
Who are the country’s enemies? Whos winning the war?:
Munkchester and Danistarab and yes, we are winning.

What defences are available to cities?: Soldiers,
Home Guard organisations might be formed in the future.
A nation which partly represents my views.
Founder of the Traditionalist Military Alliance:https://forum.nationstates.net/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=493756
The Turkish War of Independence and everything before along with 2014 modernisation are set in stone.
Everything else is subject to change

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Republic of Pine
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Posts: 59
Founded: Jan 06, 2020
Left-wing Utopia

Answered!

Postby Republic of Pine » Mon Jul 27, 2020 9:24 am

Basics

Is your nation considered "socially conservative"?No
Which of these behaviors are acceptable in public?
([o] for acceptable, [x] for unacceptable)
[O] Breastfeeding
[O] Burping
[O] Displays of affection
[O] Dressing provocatively
[O] Eating
[O] Intoxication
[X] Passing gas
[X] Ranting about personal issues
[O] Smoking
[O] Swearing
[X] Taking photos of other people
[O] Wearing beach attire
[O] Wearing sport attire
[X] Wearing pyjamas
[X] Yawning without covering mouth

Interactions

How do people say "hello" and "goodbye"? “Javal” meaning “good to see you” and “Bon Javal” meaning “it will be good to see you again”.
What do people usually do when greeting each other? Verbal greeting, hand shaking is used mostly during business interactions.
Is it expected to greet the owner when entering and leaving a store? Yes
Is it expected to greet the driver when boarding and leaving a bus? Yes
Are titles (Mr/Mrs/Miss) used? Yes
Does the national language have familiar and polite forms of "you"? Yes

Table manners

Are good table manners considered important in your nation? YES
How are utensils supposed to be used? With both hands in their intended manner. The typical Piner utensil setting consists of a sharp meat knife, a Dala (a wide spreading knife, usually made of wood, and shaped similar to a butter knife) a four prong fork, and a bouillon spoon.
When is it acceptable to begin eating? Once all parties attending the meal have been seated and food distributed to all.
(At restaurants) Who pays for the meal? A check is delivered to each individual amongst the dining party including couples, married persons, siblings, and adult parents and their children. Only then is an offer made to pay for another person's meal, this is seen as a gift of sorts and is never expected. Only young children are not expected to pay themselves, but by a parent.
How much is the tip/service charge? Tipping is not practiced as service staff are paid a living wage.
Which of these behaviors are acceptable during meals?
([o] for acceptable, [x] for unacceptable)
[O] Asking for seconds
[X] Checking an electronic device
[X] Chewing with mouth open
[O] Discussing politics or religion
[X] Food left over on plate
[X] Eating before everyone is served
[X] Elbows on table
[O] Hands below table
[O] Leaving the table to use the toilet
[O] Not tipping
[X] Over-tipping
[O] Refusing to try a dish
[O] Separating the bill
[X] Slurping or smacking sounds
[X] Speaking on mobile phone
[X] Speaking with mouth full
[X] Spilling food or drinks on other people
[X] Taking photos of the food

Business

What is the dress code for most businesses? For men: leather shoes, pants, button up shirt (no garish colors or patterns), and a tie (again, no garish colors or patterns. For women, comfortable shoes (but not athletic shoes) or tall boots, a long skirt or short skirt and leggings, silk or cotton blouse, and a tie (usually wider than a men’s tie, often a single bright color)
Is punctuality considered important in your nation? Extremely
What language is business conducted in? Pineslavic
How should bosses and coworkers be addressed? A supervisor is always addressed by their title (director, chairperson, etc.), otherwise as Sir, Mr, Mrs, or Miss and last name. Coworkers will are casually called by their first names
Is hierarchy a strong part of your nation's business culture? Yes, but all positions are seen as attainable by those lower within the hierarchy

Giving gifts

Are gifts expected when visiting someone's home? No
Are gifts expected between business associates? Yes, something small and consumable (food, drink, cigarettes, etc.)
Are students expected to bring gifts to their teachers? Yes
When are gifts supposed to be opened? Alone or with the gift giver, never in a crowd or party atmosphere.
What are some gifts to avoid? A gift of money is, in general, considered to be in bad taste. An exception to this is a gift of gold or silver coinage given to a grandchild from a grandparent. This is in fact considered the most appropriate gift from a grandparent, and is continued throughout life.

Rules of the road

Which of these behaviors are acceptable on roads?
([o] for acceptable, [x] for unacceptable)
[X] Cyclist disobeying red light
[O] Driving too fast
[X] Driving too slow
[X] Flashing the headlights
[O] Hitchhiking
[O] Honking the horn
[O] Jaywalking
[X] Not signaling a turn
[X] Playing loud music
[O] Speaking on mobile phone
[X] Taking up more than one lane
[X] Taking up more than one parking space
[X] Tailgating
[X] Texting on mobile phone
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New Transeurasia
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Founded: Dec 22, 2016
Left-Leaning College State

Postby New Transeurasia » Thu Jul 30, 2020 7:03 pm

Driving in YN

Code: Select all
[b]Driving in YN[/b]
[b]License[/b]
[b]Does YN require people to have a drivers license before driving a car on public roads?(If not, skip this section)[/b]:
[b]What is the minimum age to obtain a standard drivers license in YN[/b]:
[b]Does YN have a separate license(or learners permit) for drivers below the age to obtain a standard drivers license? If so, what age can this license be obtained at?[/b]:
[b]Does YN have a separate license required to drive commercial vehicles like buses, taxis and truck-trailers? If so, what age can this license be obtained at?[/b]:
[b]Does YN have a separate license required to drive 2-wheeled motor vehicles like mopeds and motorcycles? If so, what age can this license be obtained at?[/b]:
[b]What other types of drivers licenses exist in YN?[/b]:

[b]Management[/b]
[b]What authority(or authorities) manage and maintain roads in YN?[/b]:
[b]Are privately-owned roads common in YN?[/b]:
[b]Is there a nationally-maintained road system?[/b]:
[b]Are there road systems maintained by YN's subdivisions?[/b]:
[b]Are there any road systems maintained by authorities other than the national government or subdivision governments?[/b]:
[b]Are traffic signs in YN closer in appearance to those used in North America, in Europe, or neither?[/b]:
[b]What is the maximum legal Blood Alcohol Content to drive a motor vehicle in YN?[/b]:

[b]Average Speed Limit[/b]
[b]What is the average speed limit on a motorway/expressway?[/b]:
[b]What is the average speed limit on a rural highway?[/b]:
[b]What is the average speed limit on an arterial road in a city?[/b]:
[b]What is the average speed limit on a city center side road?[/b]:
[b]What is the average speed limit on a suburban side road?[/b]:
[b]What is the average speed limit on a commerical or industrial side road?[/b]:
[b]What is the average speed limit on a rural side road?[/b]:
[b]What is the average speed limit traveling through road work?[/b]:

[b]Traffic Regulations[/b]
[b]Does YN drive on the left side or right side of the road?[/b]:
[b]When is passing on a 2-lane road permitted?[/b]:
[b]What is the normal thing to do for when an emergency vehicle needs to pass?[/b]:
[b]When there is no bike lane, do bicyclists ride on the side of the road or on the sidewalk?[/b]:
[b]Is using a seat belt required when operating a motor vehicle in YN?[/b]:
[b]Does YN accept any international drivers licenses?[/b]:
[b]How is right-of-way percieved by motorists and the law in YN?[/b]:
[b]If 2 cars were to arrive at the same time at an uncontrolled intersection in YN, which car would get priority?[/b]:
[b]Is the use of devices that require sight to use like mobile phones and televisions prohibited while driving in YN?[/b]:
[b]Is the use of turn signals required when turning left/right, making u-turns, and changing lanes in YN?[/b]:
[b]How common is road rage in YN?[/b]:

[b]License plates[/b]
[b]Does YN require license plates on motor vehicles?(if no, skip this section)[/b]:
[b]Are both front and rear license plates or just a rear license plate required on motor vehicles in YN?[/b]:
[b]What is the regular format for motor vehicle license plates in YN?[/b]:
[b]Explanation of format[/b]:
[b]What color are license plates in YN?[/b]:
[b]Example picture of a license plate in YN[/b]:
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Postby New Transeurasia » Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:44 pm

Driving in YN
License
Does YN require people to have a drivers license before driving a car on public roads?(If not, skip this section): Yes.
What is the minimum age to obtain a standard drivers license in YN: 15 to obtain a Class A drivers license
Does YN have a separate license(or learners permit) for drivers below the age to obtain a standard drivers license? If so, what age can this license be obtained at?: Yes, ages 12-15 can obtain a Class AP learners license.
Does YN have a separate license required to drive commercial vehicles like buses, taxis and truck-trailers? If so, what age can this license be obtained at?: Yes. Commercial passenger vehicles, like buses and taxis, require a class BP license obtainable from age 17. Small commercial vehicles like mini trucks, commerical-use pickup trucks, medium trucks, and box trucks require a Class BA license obtainable from age 16. Large commercial vehicles, like truck-trailers, dump trucks, and garbage trucks, require a Class BB license obtainable from age 16.
Does YN have a separate license required to drive 2-wheeled motor vehicles like mopeds and motorcycles? If so, what age can this license be obtained at?: Yes. A Class M motorcycle license is obtainable from age 14.
What other types of drivers licenses exist in YN?: Class T license for trams is obtainable from age 17

Management
What authority(or authorities) manage and maintain roads in YN?: NT's Ministry of Roads maintains roads owned by the National Government, and Provincial Departments of Roads/Highways maintain roads owned by provinces
Are privately-owned roads common in YN?: Fairly. It's not uncommon to see an expressway between 2 cities be privately owned, or a residential street be privately owned.
Is there a nationally-maintained road system?: Yes, maintained by the NT Ministry of Roads
Are there road systems maintained by YN's subdivisions?: Yes. Most of NT's provinces have Provincial Highway systems
Are there any road systems maintained by authorities other than the national government or subdivision governments?: Yes. Large corporations own some expressways between cities, and cities and districts usually manage their own roads.
Are traffic signs in YN closer in appearance to those used in North America, in Europe, or neither?: They are closer to those used in Europe for pretty much the entire country, excluding Alaska, British Columbia, Washington, and Oregon Provinces, where traffic signs are a mix of those used in North America and European-style traffic signs.
What is the maximum legal Blood Alcohol Content to drive a motor vehicle in YN?: .07

Average Speed Limit
What is the average speed limit on a motorway/expressway?: 240-270km/h or unlimited
What is the average speed limit on a rural highway?: 170km/h
What is the average speed limit on an arterial road in a city?: 110km/h
What is the average speed limit on a city center side road?: 60km/h
What is the average speed limit on a suburban side road?: 60km/h
What is the average speed limit on a commerical or industrial side road?: 70km/h
What is the average speed limit on a rural side road?: 70km/h
What is the average speed limit traveling through road work?: 40km/h

Traffic Regulations
Does YN drive on the left side or right side of the road?: Right side
When is passing on a 2-lane road permitted?: When there is either a dashed line or no line separating the 2 directions of traffic.
What is the normal thing to do for when an emergency vehicle needs to pass?: Pull over to the side of the road and stop.
When there is no bike lane, do bicyclists ride on the side of the road or on the sidewalk?: Sidewalk, if there is one.
Is using a seat belt required when operating a motor vehicle in YN?: Not in all provinces.
Does YN accept any international drivers licenses?: Yes, EU drivers licenses, International Driving Permit, Chinese drivers licenses, Korean drivers licenses, Japanese drivers licenses, Sonoran drivers licenses, Cascadia drives licenses, and Canadian drivers licenses
How is right-of-way percieved by motorists and the law in YN?: The person who is in the way first has the right of way, unless dictated otherwise by signs(i.e. a priority road sign, yield sign, traffic light etc)
If 2 cars were to arrive at the same time at an uncontrolled intersection in YN, which car would get priority?: The car to the right.
Is the use of devices that require sight to use like mobile phones and televisions prohibited while driving in YN?: No.
Is the use of turn signals required when turning left/right, making u-turns, and changing lanes in YN?: Yes, though it is not usually enforced.
How common is road rage in YN?: Not very.

License plates
Does YN require license plates on motor vehicles?(if no, skip this section): Yes.
Are both front and rear license plates or just a rear license plate required on motor vehicles in YN?: Rear.
What is the regular format for motor vehicle license plates in YN?: For regular motor vehicles: AABBC1111111, For trucks: AA1B1B122222
Explanation of format: For regular motor vehicles:
AA - 2-digit code of province registered in
BB - code of district within province registered in (or county if registered in a first-level district)
C - Engine displacement letter: A/B/C - <800 cc, D/E/F/G - 800-1600 cc, H/I/J/K - 1600-2500 cc, L/M/N/O - 2500-3500 cc, P/Q/R/S - 3500-5000 cc, T/U/V/W - 5000-7000 cc, X/Y - >7000 cc
Rossija Province and Moscow District use both Latin and cyrillic alphabets for the engine displacement letter:
Engine displacement letter: A/B/C/Б/Г - <800 cc, D/E/F/G - 800-1600 cc, H/I/J/K/Д/Ж - 1600-2500 cc, L/M/N/O/Л/Ф - 2500-3500 cc, P/Q/R/S/Ц/Ч - 3500-5000 cc, T/U/V/W/Ъ/Ю - 5000-7000 cc, X/Y - >7000 cc
1111111 - Vehicle number, assigned at registration, usually random
For trucks:
AA - 2-digit code of province registered in
1B1B1 - Alphanumeric vehicle owner code(can use numbers 0-9, Latin letters A-Z excluding I and O, and Cryillic letters Б,Г,Д,Ж,Л,Ф,Ц,Ч,Ъ, and Ю), 00000 if owned by a person instead of a company
22222 - Vehicle number, assigned by company, or random if owned by a person
What color are license plates in YN?: Black text on a white background, with a black border and a gray strip on the left with a simplified version of the NT national flag at the top of the strip and "NT" in text at the bottom.
Example picture of a license plate in YN:
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MR - Moscow District, TR - Troick(Троицк) County, Ж - vehicle engine displacement between 1600 and 2500 cc
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Postby Broader Confederate States » Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:39 pm

Energy consumption
What is the annual energy consumption of your nation? 5,604 kWh per capita
How much energy does your nation have? 410 TWh/yr
What form of energy generation is the most prevalent (Coal/Oil/Solar/Wind/etc...)? Nuclear, then hydro, then torrefied biomass in coal furnaces
Cost of energy (e.g. NS$ 0.01 / Watt): $0.27/Wh
Is your nation committed to using/converting to clean energy? Yes, when possible. Carbon fuels are used, but it's in a carbon cycle and what gets burned is either returned to the trees or re-synthesized into more fuel.
Evaluate why for your choice for above question: It's the most sustainable option while also not having to shift tens of trillions of dollars in combustion engines over to systems that aren't proven to work on a grand scale, i.e. an airplane. And many places in the United States refuse to nuclearize, preferring the more dangerous to live near coal-fired power plant, so they'll have to switch to biomass fuel eventually because at some point we're going to run out of coal, for instance if we let the Centralia fire keep burning.
Any other noteworthy remarks: Electricity made slavery obsolete. This was true in real life and it's true here too. If you have a high amount of electric generation per person, your average prosperity as a whole goes straight up[1] and resentment towards others simply go away as there's enough to go around. It's the Star Trek future.

Indigenous populations
Is the majority population indigenous to your nation? How does one go about answering this? Just because one group colonized it before another by a few thousand years, does that mean the first group gets dibs? If you want to get specific, no, nobody's indigenous to anywhere but Botswana. I'm going to interpret this in the context of "white men aren't native to the Americas", which is a perfectly valid statement, if the semantic equivalent to an empty calorie.

If no:
Is there an indigenous group from the land your people inhabit? Hundreds.

If so, have they been repressed by the majority? I guess, yeah. Nowadays it's not like you get the Indian Wars, but the history is there. Hence why there's a territory/state equivalent historically known as the Indian Territory, but whose inhabitants are thinking up a better name for it.

Have they been removed from their land? Yes, see above. Wasn't us that did it, and for what it's worth the Indian Territory actually sided with the Confederacy in the Civil War, but that incarnation of it doesn't reflect the modern one.

Is there active resistance to the majority's rule over the indigenous population? Not nowadays. The most you hear is from the IT, and even then a lot of them are doing it for the attention. Of course there is active resistance, there's always one person for every ideology under the yellow Sun, but so far most people just accept it as an unfortunate mistake of history to be learned from and move on with their lives.

Is there conflict between indigenous groups and the majority? Not a ton, no. At most you get tiny street brawls but not full scale uprisings, not when it's easier to just integrate into society and live a normal life.

Overall, how much does your people's foreign heritage affect them, politics, and the nation in general? It does not matter one hoot. They have never been to their """homelands""", their homelands' people have probably never been to them. Funny thing about a population near totally isolated from their countries of origin for about 375 years, you tend to develop your own culture and identity.

Language
Name of language: English
Language family: Germanic
Is this language natural or invented? Natural
Text direction (left-to-right or right-to-left)? Left to right

Writing and pronunciation

Which alphabet or writing system does this language use (or primary, if multiple)? You're looking at it.
How many different letters or characters are there? 26
Can the sound of a word be predicted from its spelling? Usually, if you know the phonological rules. Not fake ones like "I before E", real ones like "the sound P before a consonant generally is either voiceless or totally silent".
Can the spelling of a word be predicted from its sound? Same as above, but for morphological rules. It's a little harder but usually it works out just fine.
Does this language have word stress? Yes, to disambiguate, but not to make entirely new meanings.
Does stress follow a fixed pattern (first/last/xth syllable, etc), or is it different for each word? Different for each word.
Does this language have tones? Yes, but to denote the type of sentence, rather than as a part of the vocabulary.
How many different tones are there? Rising for questions and demands, flat for statements.
Does this language have sounds or sound combinations that are difficult for non-native (or even native) speakers? Yes, the /þ/ sound is the most commonly cited one, but in addition to that, p-before-consonant is also tricky.

Grammar

Is the word order fixed or variable? Variable, moreso than most Germanic languages.
Do words have a gender? Only sometimes, and as far as I know only limited to nouns.
Which of the following genders are used?
[x] Masculine
[x] Feminine
[x] Neutral
Do verbs have different forms ("conjugations") depending on who does the action (for example: I am, you are, he is)?
Which of the following conjugations are used?
[x] First-person singular (I)
[x] Second-person singular (you)
[x] Third-person singular (he/she/it)
[x] First-person plural (we)
[x] Second-person plural (you/y'all)
[x] Third-person plural (they)
Do nouns have different forms ("cases") depending on how they're used in a sentence? Infrequently, and none of them come to mind at the moment. Modern English has largely abandoned the inflectional case system of Proto-Indo-European in favor of analytic constructions. The personal pronouns of Modern English retain morphological case more strongly than any other word class (a remnant of the more extensive case system of Old English). For other pronouns, and all nouns, adjectives, and articles, grammatical function is indicated only by word order, by prepositions, and by the "Saxon genitive" (-'s).
Which of the following cases are used?
[] Nominative
[] Genitive
[] Dative
[] Accusative
[] Instrumental
[] Locative
[] Vocative
Do words have a plural form? Yes, irregular but usually deduceable; generally it's -s or -es.
Do plurals follow a fixed pattern, or are they different for each word? Often fixed, occasionally different.
Does this language have a T/V distinction (different pronouns for polite vs. familiar address)? Used to, doesn't in most dialects since like the 17th century. Some dialects in the modern day preserve the TV distinction, but those are dying out as more people speak in general dialects (e.g. Received Pronunciation, Standard American South).
What are the polite and familiar pronouns? When should each be used?

Vocabulary

Does this language share a lot of words with other languages? Yes, either cognates, redoubling, or loaning because of how many times England was conquered by other people.
Does this language have a lot of foreign loanwords? Yes, see above.
Can speakers of other languages understand this language with ease? Often. It's especially easy for speakers of Danish and Norwegian.
Can speakers of this language understand other languages with ease? English speakers often have an understanding of Spanish or French, and Norwegian is quite similar so with a little bit of prompting an English speaker could understand the language.

Availability of resources

Are learning materials widely available for this language? Very widely, as the 21st century lingua franca.
Are teachers widely available for this language? Yes.
Are books and media widely available for this language? Oh, definitely. Some of the best selling books in history.
Is this language considered important for business? Yes.
Is this language considered important for science and research? Yes, in the 21st century.
Is this language considered important for tourism? Fairly.
Does the government offer programs to teach this language? Ours? No. Others? Probably.

WMD policy
Does your country have a WMD program ? Yes, but only as a legacy of the United States'.
If so, can you explain some of its history: The United States failed to denuclearize before the oil crisis. Now the Confederate States has a couple warheads under its territory.

Clocks
What clock does YN use by default?
A. 12 hour clock
B. 24 hour clock
C. Both
D. Other (Please specify)

How does your nation tell time? Meaning, how do they denote a certain hour and a certain minute? Like 9:37 pm for example, if your nation even tells time in terms of seconds, minutes and hours. Generally, using the same time system the United States had. Some former military still uses military time (e.g. zero-seven-hundred, fourteen-thirty). It's up to the individual, but the government uses H:MM am/pm.
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Postby Cor Cada » Mon Aug 03, 2020 3:26 pm

Deserts in your nation
  • Does your nation have any deserts? If so, then how much percentage of the land area they occupy? (If your country has no deserts, skip the survey) Yes, the only desert (Agrin) ocuppies 7.6% of land.
  • What type of deserts does your nation has? (Tick the answers with ''x'')
    []Polar (Or Ice) deserts
    []Semi-deserts
    []Coastal deserts
    []Hot-and-dry deserts
    [x]Semiarid deserts
    []Extraterrestrial deserts
    []Other desert type (Specify below)
  • Which desert is the largest in your country? How large it is in total, and what are some interesting facts about it? Agrin Desert is the largest in Cor Cada. It covers 11317 square kilometers. It is located in the north-east of the Eastern Island.
  • Do any humans live in the desert? If so, how much? What cultural, and physical features they have? Are they natives, or colonist descendants? Yes, there are humans there. Their skin is usually darker, but not much. Most of them are natives, as the Spanish and Italian colonial expeditions never reached the Eastern Island. Most descendants of the colonists live in the Western Island.
  • How good (or bad) is the quality of infrastructure in the desert? Average, worse than in the rest of Cor Cada
  • Primary means of transportation in desert?
    []Train
    []Aircraft (Helicopters, Zeppelins, Jets, etc.)
    [x]Vehicles
    []Bikes, or bicycles
    [x]Animal transport (Camels, horses, etc.)
    []Ships, or rafts (Along the coast)
    []Other (Specify below)
  • Are there any other non-human sentient species living in the desert? Are their relations with your populace friendly, indifferent, or hostile? No, there aren't any
  • Are there any cities/towns in the desert? If so, how large they are in terms of population? Which from them is the regional capital? There are some cities in the desert, but the only few have more than 100 000 residents. Naran-khan, the regional capital, has a population of 372 186 (2015 census)
  • What animals, and plants can be found in the desert? Animals include elephants, wild horses, and harehin snakes
  • What is the average temperature of the desert at winter, and at summer? What are the largest/lowest recorded temperatures there? Average temperature is 35.9°C in summer and 24.5°C in winter, but there are often considerable changes. The highest temperature ever recorded was 43.7°C in 1982.
  • What are the highest, and lowest points in the desert? The highest point of the desert is the Mt. Kajavan (2,286 m). It is also the highest point in the entire Cor Cada. The lowest point is the Ismar Hole (-57m), an abandoned ceriflorite mine. Its ceiling collapsed, creating a giant hole.
  • Are there any oasis in the desert? The area around Naran-khan is generally wetter and more habitable.
  • What natural resources can be found in the desert? (Tick the answers with ''x'')
    []Oil
    [x]Natural gas
    []Minerals (Diamonds, gold, copper, sodium nitrate, etc.)
    [x]Uranium (not much)
    []Borax
    [x]Gemstones (ceriflorite)
    []Other resources (Specify below)
  • Does your nation share the desert with a neighbor nation? Are there any conflicts over its resources? No, it doesn't
  • How often does it rain in the desert? 300 mm of rain per year
  • (Optional) Short history about the desert: The Agrin was the center of the so-called Asangar Confederation, which is named after hri (chieftain) Asangar I, who united the tribes of Agrin and created a kingdom there. The citizens of the Confederation called it A'hrĩn or A'taiarid, after Khir (king) Taiar I, the son of hri Asangar. The Confederation existed from the X century to 1426.
  • Is there anything else you want to mention?: The Agrin is more of a dry steppe than a desert.

How can you become a citizen of YN? (tick all that apply)
[] Jus soli
[x] Jus sanguinis
[x] Naturalisation
[] Other (describe):
How many people are citizens of YN? 14 million
Can you renounce citizenship? Yes (Only people who have a double citizenship)
If so, how? Contact the Citizenship Office and go through the renunciation process.
Does YN recognise dual citizenship? Yes
How many citizens of YN hold dual citizenship? Around 1.8 million
How many countries can citizens of YN travel to without a visa prior to arrival? 29
What colour are passports of YN?
Purple
Do YN's citizens carry a national ID card? Yes

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Name: Georg

Type of Animal:Switzcoon

Breed: Switzcoon

Age: Newborn

Where did the leader of your NationState get this pet? Boụght it from a pet shop while on a visit in Switzerland.

Was your leader the leader of your NationState when they got this pet? Yes

Does this pet travel with the leader and their family overseas?: Yes

Does your nation have an official language(s)? Yes
If so, what language(s) are recognized as official? Cor Cadan, Spanish. English is also used on some official occasions.
Does your nation recognize any languages other than the official one(s)? Yes
If so, what language(s) are also recognized? Agrini, Omareo, Cadุari, Mandarin, English, and French are recognized minority languages.
Does your nation attempt to regulate their official language(s) in any form? Yes. In fact, Cor Cadan is an invented language, a lingua franca created in the XIX century to make communication between different groups easier. It is based primarly on Cadุari, Spanish, and Hayan'yn. The Cor Cadan Language Academy (Academia de'Langua Cor'cadan)
If not, are you a member of a language academy relating to your nation's language(s)? N/A
Does your nation attempt to promote the usage of the official language(s), if so, how?
Are there special exceptions granted regarding your nation's usage policy towards its official language(s)? Except the Official and Recognized Minority languages, there is a third category, Regional languages. They are smaller languages spoken almost exclusively in a certain region. Even though Agrini and Omareo fit these criteria, they are classified as Recognized Minority languages because of their size and significant role in the history of Cor Cada.
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Representative to the ISC: Esteban M. Hernandez
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Postby New Jeromia » Mon Aug 10, 2020 5:08 pm

Conlang Survey

Your Conlang's name: Ayrahay/Erahe

Short history/description of Conlang: Ayrahay (ay/e = speech, ra = method, hay/he = writing) is the main official language in New Jeromia. It was originally created when the region of Jeromia broke away from the Moshi Monarchy, and wanted their own language. It has since evolved slightly, but remains mostly the same. The language is syllabary with each syllable given a specific meaning. There is also a separate featural writing system for writing words in an alphabetic way, mostly used for writing foreign names.

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Also used in: Not much elsewhere, taught in some foreign schools.

What language, if any, inspired your conlang? Japanese and Korean maybe, but I tried to make it unique.

hello - Pisa
our - Temor
us - Mor
(Nation's name) - Jeromia Shije
Number of native speakers: about 100 million
Link to more words in your conlang: The pictures above are pretty much all that I have.

Code: Select all
 [b]Your Conlang's name:[/b]

[b]Short history/description of Conlang:[/b]

[b]Also used in:[/b]

[b]What language, if any, inspired your conlang?[/b]

hello - [i]HELLO IN YOUR CONLANG[/i]
our - [i]OUR IN YOUR CONLANG[/i]
us - [i]US IN YOUR CONLANG[/i]
(Nation's name) - [i]YOUR NATION'S NAME IN YOUR CONLANG[/i]
[b]Number of native speakers:[/b]
[b]Link to  more words in your conlang:[/b]


This is NOT my survey, I found it from an old topic, but I made some changes.
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Fascism, socialism, communism, cancel culture, Donald Trump, alt-left & alt-right, divided politics
As of March 15, 2021, New Jeromia is the most free nation in the world!

New Jeromia is a large nation which takes up most of the Jeromian Peninsula. This nation follows my IRL views mostly, and is modeled after the real life countries of the US, Japan, South Korea, and probably France too.

This is a micro nation I made: Komejo Zikorzo
My other nation (made to oppress people): Nickodia

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Moralistic Democracy

Postby Insignias » Tue Aug 11, 2020 12:45 pm

Name of language: Interstellar Standard
Language family: N/A
Is this language natural or invented? Invented
Text direction (left-to-right or right-to-left)? Right To Left

Writing and pronunciation

Which alphabet or writing system does this language use (or primary, if multiple)? A form of the Greek alphabet.
How many different letters or characters are there? 24
Can the sound of a word be predicted from its spelling? No
Can the spelling of a word be predicted from its sound? No
Does this language have word stress? No
Does stress follow a fixed pattern (first/last/xth syllable, etc), or is it different for each word? N/A
Does this language have tones? No
How many different tones are there? N/A
Does this language have sounds or sound combinations that are difficult for non-native (or even native) speakers? Yes

Grammar

Is the word order fixed or variable? Fixed
Do words have a gender? Yes
Which of the following genders are used?
[X] Masculine
[x] Feminine
[] Neutral
Do verbs have different forms ("conjugations") depending on who does the action (for example: I am, you are, he is)? No
Which of the following conjugations are used? N/A
[] First-person singular (I)
[] Second-person singular (you)
[] Third-person singular (he/she/it)
[] First-person plural (we)
[] Second-person plural (you/y'all)
[] Third-person plural (they)
Do nouns have different forms ("cases") depending on how they're used in a sentence? No
Which of the following cases are used? N/A
[] Nominative
[] Genitive
[] Dative
[] Accusative
[] Instrumental
[] Locative
[] Vocative
Do words have a plural form? Yes
Do plurals follow a fixed pattern, or are they different for each word? No
Does this language have a T/V distinction (different pronouns for polite vs. familiar address)? Yes
What are the polite and familiar pronouns? When should each be used?
Ex:
Girl Formal = μααμ
Girl Unformal = ηιπλ
If It’s a senior or a important person use μααμ, otherwise use ηιπλ

Vocabulary

Does this language share a lot of words with other languages? It’s a Greek Dialect, before γη δέλτα got destroyed. so yes
Does this language have a lot of foreign loanwords? No
Can speakers of other languages understand this language with ease? No
Can speakers of this language understand other languages with ease? Not really

Availability of resources

Are learning materials widely available for this language? Yes
Are teachers widely available for this language? Yes
Are books and media widely available for this language? Yes
Is this language considered important for business? No
Is this language considered important for science and research? Yes
Is this language considered important for tourism? Yes
Does the government offer programs to teach this language? No
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Joija
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Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Joija » Sat Aug 15, 2020 2:28 am

Road Survey
Driving side: Right
Total roads: 332,000km
· Paved(%): 94%
· Unpaved(%): 6%
Maximum speed: 130km/h
Average condition of roads: Very good
Amount of vehicles registered: 72.8 million

Language Policy
Does your nation have an official language(s)? Yes.
If so, what language(s) are recognized as official? Joijan, English and Dutch.
Does your nation recognize any languages other than the official one(s)? Yes.
If so, what language(s) are also recognized? We recognise French, Joijan Creole (a mix of French, Dutch, English and Joijan), Portuguese, Tagalog, Mandarin, Hindustani and Samoan.
Does your nation attempt to regulate their official language(s) in any form? Yes. The Society of Joijan Language (Joijan: De Sōciætiaat vän de Jōijātæl) oversees the usage of Joijan and Joijan Creole in the nation, alongside the Department of Culture and Society (Dëpartæmīnt vän Kaaltūr ën Mætchēpäg).
If not, are you a member of a language academy relating to your nation's language(s)? N/A.
Does your nation attempt to promote the usage of the official language(s), if so, how? There are multilingual signs, especially in St. Tristian and the Hoek River Province (where only 26% of the population speak English fluently).
Are there special exceptions granted regarding your nation's usage policy towards its official language(s)? There is media provided in other languages, especially Mandarin and Tagalog. TV, newspapers and movies are allowed to use non-official languages, but 60% of the media broadcast in Joija has to be in one of the official languages.
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Founded: Oct 07, 2013
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Pulsroth » Sat Aug 15, 2020 8:50 am

Road survey

Driving side: Left
Total road distance: 57,000km
Paved(%): 82%
Unpaved(%): 18%
Maximum speed: 150km/h on some motorways
Average condition of roads: Very good around major cities, reasonable in rural areas
Amount of vehicles registered: 9.61 million
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Founded: Jul 08, 2018
Psychotic Dictatorship

Postby Amaabj » Wed Aug 19, 2020 8:17 am

Road survey

Driving side: Right
Total road distance: 2,500 KM
Paved(%): 21%
Unpaved(%): 79%
Maximum speed: N/A
Average condition of roads: Paved Okay, Unpaved Good
Amount of Bikes registered: 2.43 million

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Postby Dakota Sioux » Sun Aug 23, 2020 2:49 pm

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