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Libereco kaj Paco
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Founded: Jul 22, 2016
Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby Libereco kaj Paco » Wed Sep 04, 2019 12:40 am

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[b][u]Operating System Survey[/u][/b]
Popularity of each operating system in percent
[b]Desktops and laptops:[/b]
Linux:
Windows:
Mac:
Other:
[b]Smartphones:[/b]
Android:
iPhone:
Windows Phone:
Other:
[b]Servers:[/b]
Linux:
Windows Server:
Other:


Operating System Survey
Popularity of each operating system in percent
Desktops and laptops:
(percentage of Windows is generally due to gaming not enjoyment of OS, percentage of Mac is due to some artists and musicians prefer Adobe software despite that LkP contributes to open source software such as Audacity and GIMP)
Linux: 82%
Windows: 8%
Mac: 7%
Other: 3%
Smartphones:
Android: 87% (often rooted and with custom ROM)
iPhone: 5%
Windows Phone: 0%
Other: 8% (does not include non-smartphones/burner phones, if included in this statistic it would be higher)
Servers:
Linux: 98%
Windows Server: 0%
Other: 2%
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Gandoor
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Founded: Sep 23, 2008
Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby Gandoor » Fri Sep 06, 2019 3:22 am

Operating System Survey
Popularity of each operating system in percent
Desktops and laptops:
(Gandoorese law requires most desktop and laptop computers to come with a Linux distro installed as the OS, exceptions are made for computers sold by companies which also develop an OS themselves, allowing Apple computers and the Microsoft Surface line to be sold in the Democratic Republic)
Linux: 67%
Windows: 26%
Mac: 5%
Other: 2%
Smartphones:
Android: 83%
iPhone: 11%
Windows Phone: 0%
Other: 6%
Servers:
Linux: 97%
Windows Server: 3%
Other: 0%
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Columbian Union
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Founded: Apr 19, 2019
Corporate Bordello

Postby Columbian Union » Sat Sep 07, 2019 6:15 pm

Operating System Survey
Popularity of each operating system in percent
Desktops and laptops:
Linux: 6
Windows: 72
Mac: 13
Other: 9
Smartphones:
Android: 46
iPhone: 31
Windows Phone: 4
Other: 19
Servers:
Linux: 42
Windows Server: 46
Other: 12

Does your nation have an official language(s)? Yes. 8, specifically.
If so, what language(s) are recognized as official? English, German, French, Spanish, Irish, Italian, Dutch, Swedish
Does your nation recognize any languages other than the official one(s)? 41 recognized minority languages.
If so, what language(s) are also recognized? Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Danish, Norwegian, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Yoruba, Zulu, Haitian Creole, Cherokee, Belarusian, Serbian, Greek, Russian, Frisian, Albanian, Macedonian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Finnish, Portuguese, Armenian, Ojibwe, Mohawk, Vietnamese, Welsh, Scots Gaelic, Arabic, Hebrew, Yiddish, Azerbaijani, Sorbian, Catalan, Galician, Basque, Catawba, Indonesian, Kikongo, and Hausa.
Does your nation attempt to regulate their official language(s) in any form? the Columbian government supports language diversity.
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? No.
Are there special exceptions granted regarding your nation's usage policy towards its official language(s)? No.
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Diarcesia
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Founded: Aug 21, 2016
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Diarcesia » Sat Sep 07, 2019 6:51 pm

Operating System Survey
Popularity of each operating system in percent
Desktops and laptops:
Linux: 84%
Windows: 9%
Mac: 5%
Other: 2%
Smartphones:
Android: 78%
iPhone: 11%
Windows Phone: 0%
Other: 11%
Servers:
Linux: 97%
Windows Server: 1%
Other: 2%

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Anollasia
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Founded: Apr 05, 2012
Liberal Democratic Socialists

Postby Anollasia » Sat Sep 07, 2019 7:38 pm

Here's a short survey about your nation's Red Cross/Red Crescent society.

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[b]Does your nation have a Red Cross, Red Crescent, or other Red society?[/b]
[b]When was it founded?[/b]
[b]Where are its headquarters?[/b]


Here are my answers:

Does your nation have a Red Cross, Red Crescent, or other Red society? It was founded as the Anollasian Red Rod (Turkish: Anolasya Kızılasası; Anollasian: Anolasian Kıred Asod), due to the nation being officially secular. Choosing the cross or crescent would alienate too many people, as it would show favoritism to one particular religious symbol. The rod of Asclepius (rod with snake wrapped around it) was chosen, as it was considered a more neutral symbol. Upon the international acceptance of the Red Crystal as an alternative to the Red Cross/Red Crescent in 2005, the Anollasian Red Rod was renamed to the Anollasian Red Crystal (Turkish: Anolasya Kızıl Kristali; Anolasian Kıred Kristal).
When was it founded? September 1, 1896; the main motivation for its founding was due to the violence and bloodshed of the Military Dictatorship (1886-1896) and the Uprising of 1896.
Where are its headquarters? The capital city, Jefferton; specifically in the Downtown area.

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The Corean Peninsula
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Worldbuilding Survey (Part 1 of 2)

Postby The Corean Peninsula » Sun Sep 08, 2019 4:33 am

I. Questions of Place.


Describe the geography of where your society calls home. The Republic of Corea contains the Corean Peninsula and its surrounding small islands. The peninsula is very mountainous, so much that the north is over 80% mountainous and 70% forest. While the south is mostly mountains, over 30% is estimated to be lowlands. The highest point is Paektu Mountain, an active volcano in northern Corea. The lowest point is at sea level, and over three thousand small islands lie off the southern and western coasts.
Describe the climate your society deals with. How severe are their seasons? Overall, Corea experiences a humid continental climate. The north can be considered oceanic as well, while the south can be considered subtropical. Rainfall is primarily concentrated within the summer months for the peninsula, as summer monsoons bring the rain. While the monsoons reach the entire peninsula, they can cause issues for the less-mountainous southern portion, which range from strong winds to flooding.
What kinds of natural disasters has this society gotten used to? Corea experiences the usual portion of natural disasters, although the most common are typhoons and floods. Typhoons, although common, usually threaten the outer coasts of the nation, as the mountain ranges "disarm" the storms further inland.
What importance (spiritual or cultural) do people ascribe to the geography? Coreans see the peninsula as their homeland, with ancient recorded history dating back to 2333 BC with the founding of the Gojoseon kingdom. Paektu Mountain (2744 m) is considered universally sacred within most traditional Korean religious affiliations.
How do people feel about local landscapes being altered or used for a purpose other than what is traditional? More so than not, Coreans see development as a positive. Only after industrializing and developing were the Corean people able to free themselves from foreign oppression. The environment isn't abused though, as the majority of Coreans would wish to see balance in natural resources management.
What are the most commonly-grown foods? Rice, vegetables, and cabbage.
What are the most commonly-eaten meats? Chicken is the most produced meat in Corea. Beef is the highest regarded meat in Corea, with countless methods of preparation.
What foods are considered exotic or expensive? Dog meat is considered exotic, as its consumption is quite controversial. Samgyetang (chicken soup) is a favorite summer dish among Coreans.
What forms of alcohol are common? Rare? Soju is the most commonly known form of Corean alcohol. There are over one-hundred forms of Corean alcoholic beverages, with none commonly perceived as rare.
Is there usually enough food and water for the population? Droughts and famine was a major issue, specifically for northern Coreans, until the joint-infrastructural projects conducted in the years preceding the unification. Today there are still issues, although the government hopes to remedy starvation with a free market.
What is this place's most abundant resource? Forests.
What is its most valuable resource? Rare earth metals.
What resource is it most lacking? Arable land.
How do people travel from one place to another? Urbanites may use trains, while suburbanites and rural Coreans rely on cars and other vehicles.
Are the borders secure? In what way? Corea shares a northern land border with China and Russia. The frigid, rugged terrain is suitable for border territory, although warming relations between Corea and its neighbors prevent any need for massive security concerns.
How many people live here? An estimated 77,077,718 in 2019.
Where in this place do they congregate? The lowlands and coastal regions.
What part of this place do they avoid? Why? Severely rugged mountainous terrain is mostly uninhabitable.
What are the most common domesticated animals here? And what are they domesticated for? The domestication of animals is fairly new to Corean society, as it only gained strength within the past century or so. Cattle and chicken were commonly used for food purposes.
What are the most common wild animals? How are wild animals treated? The Siberian musk deer and White-naped crane are very populous on the Corean peninsula. Wild animals are overall respected, especially in national parks. The DMZ is still considered "off-limits" as several endangered species made natural comebacks in the recent decades up till the unification.
Which animals are likely to be pets? Which ones won't be? Dogs, historically a source of food, and cats, seen as vermin, have only become commonplace as pets in recent years. The majority of Corean pet owners prefer dogs, although cats are gaining some traction.
What are the most common domesticated plants here? And what are they used for? Mugunghwa (Hibiscus Syriacus) is the national flower of Corea. For common festivals (Valentines Day, Birthdays): roses, lilies, and tulips are preferred.
What are the most common wild plants here? What are they used for? The Korean fir (Abies koreana) is a mountainous tree, primarily grown for ornamental purposes.


II. Questions of Time.

How far back does this society’s written history go? Most of Corea's history was documented through mythology, with one of the oldest documents stretching back to 700 BC documenting the existence of the Gojoseon kingdom.
How far back do its people believe it goes? Corean artifacts are estimated to be pre-historical while mythology states that the Gojoseon kingdom was founded in 2333 BC.
How was this society founded? Who founded it and under what circumstances? Corean mythology states that the first state, Gojoseon, was founded by the demigod Dangun who constructed the city Asadal and invented acupuncture.
What were the chief powers in the time when this society was founded? Corean mythology believes that Dangun's father, Hwanung, founded the city of Sinsi on Baekdu Mountain, where him and his holy allies passed on moral laws to the Corean people.
If it originated far away from here, how did it get here? N/A
What is the worst disaster they believe they've faced? Japan's occupation from 1910-1945.
What are the major events in this culture's past? Virtually peaceful histories were changed during the modern era, due to Japan's interference. World War II and the Korean War severely impacted the Corean people.
What was the best thing that ever happened to them? Peaceful unification, after over seventy years of hostile division.
What in their past makes them feel ashamed? The Korean War and how the Corean people were manipulated by foreign powers against each other.
What in their past makes them proud? The peninsula's historical peace and stability when it was free of foreign intervention.
What are they afraid of happening again? The Corean people never wish to see Corea occupied again or worse divided by foreign powers.
What are they hoping will happen? Do they think it likely? The Corean people hope to prosper while unified, recent developments have only strengthened their hopes.
How strongly are people attached or connected to their heritage? Corea is virtually a homogeneous population, with over 95% sharing Corean heritage.
What do they assume the future will hold? Coreans can sense coming war, as globalism seeks to destroy all independence.
How has this society changed? Do its current members realize this? Corean society has allowed itself to prosper with modern technology, although balance is needed, as recognized by most intellectuals.
What are the most popular stories about the past? The legend of Dangun and Gojoseon are widely received as true, with certain adaptions depending on the observer's religion.
Who in the past is the greatest hero? The worst villain? China is seen in a positive light for its assistance during the early years of Japanese aggression and its similar abuse at the hands of the Japanese Empire. The worst villain is seen as Japan, however the United States of America is barely perceived as any less malevolent.
Do people think the present better or worse than the past? The majority see modern Corea as better, although it isn't perfect.
Do people believe the future will be better or worse than the present or past? It is hard to imagine anything worse than Japan's past actions.


III. Questions of Race and Ethnicity.

What are the chief races in the region? Virtually everyone (95%) is Corean, identified by their Corean ethnic heritage.
What are the chief ethnic groups of each race in the region? How are they distributed in place? Coreans are primarily homogeneous, although their are minorities (5%). These minorities are primarily composed of Chinese, American, and South Asian.
How do they differ by language, appearance or ancestry? The only primary difference is northerners and southerners, from over seventy years of hostile division and isolation. Differences have faded, after unification, although their are slight regional differences.
What jobs do the chief ethnicities primarily occupy? Are any groups denied work because of racial or ethnic heritage? Coreans are usually preferred over foreigners, although capitalism discourages economic segregation.
What are typical attitudes of the native (or majority) ethnos to immigrants and other ethnicities? Immigrants are seen in a positive light as long as they are willing to assimilate into Corean culture. Those who attempt to change Corea, are viewed with distrust.
How has any variety of ethnicity in the region changed the society’s culture? The exposure to other cultures, specifically Americans, has made Corean youth somewhat "western" by social standards.


IV. Questions of Family.

How many spouses may a man or woman have? Monogamy is virtually universally respected in Corea, with polygamy despised. The Universal Bill of Rights guarantees the legality of polygamy, although it doesn't guarantee its cultural acceptance.
Who decides on a marriage? Marriage is legally seen as a contractual agreement between the individuals, who may file it with the state if they wish for the enforcement of the contract.
Can a marriage end in divorce? How? Either spouse may file for divorce, with legal proceedings based upon the content of the contract and any generic regulations for those which lack such.
Who usually takes custody of children if a marriage ends for some reason? Divorcees are encouraged to share custody, with certain input coming from the children and the parent's individual resources.
How are families named? Married persons keep their birth-names, unless legally changes, with descendants taking the surname of their father. There are about 286 surnames of Corean origin.
What happens to orphans? Orphans are taken in by adoption agencies, with the majority of adoptive parents residing in the United States.
How are boy and girl children treated differently? Boys and girls are considered of equal worth by Corean culture, although their differences aren't ignored and instead are recognized as complementary.
What, if anything, is considered a good marriage gift? Marriage gifts aren't very important in Corean society, as monogamy is highly valued it may be considered as such.
What inanimate or sexless things are considered male or female? It all depends on the gender of the one doing the consideration, traditionally the opposite gender is applied to a vehicular object by the owner.
Does this society connect the ideas of marriage with love? Marriage is considered an act of love, although it isn't seen as a guarantee.
How big are families, typically? Corean family sizes are "western", with sizes mainly dependent on economic stability.
What constitutes a household? How many people live in one household? How many generations? Corean families are organized into clans, which share a historical ancestor stretching back several centuries to a couple millennia. There were 4,179 recognized clans during a southern census.
Are girls or boys preferred and why? Although eastern cultures would traditionally prefer male descendants, both are highly valued currently under Corean culture today.
How common is domestic violence? Is it understood to be a problem, or a normal aspect of family life? Domestic violence is universal, practiced by both genders in a wide variety of ways. Domestic violence is illegal, and is rarely seen, at least publicly.
If it is seen as problematic, what is being done about it? The Ministry of Gender Equality and Family was terminated by Executive Order, due to the President's signature of the Universal Bill of Rights. Domestic bullying is overall seen in a negative light, with violence illegal.


V. Questions of Customs and Social Life.

What colors are associated with power? With virtue? With death? White represents purity and peace, red represents passion, blue represents death, yellow represents mind, green represents prosperity, and black represents nothingness.
If two men get into a fight, how is this supposed to be resolved? With words, physical aggression is seen as weakness.
If two women get into a fight, how should that be resolved? With words, physical aggression is seen as weakness.
How do people demonstrate grief?
Who inherits property? Titles? Position? Inheritance is based upon contract law, in the form of wills. When no contract exists, the priority is given to the spouse and the descendants. The spouse receives 50% with the descendants receiving an equal share. In the situation that neither exist: parents, siblings, cousins are given priority in that order.
What are the most popular games? How important are they? Traditional Corean games involve obstacles and hand/eye coordination, among others. Games improve the sense of community among Coreans.
When and how does someone go from child to adult? The age of majority is 19 in Corea, with an individual officially becoming an adult on the "Monday of the third week of May". An individual is considered one year old at birth.
How much free time do people usually get?
What do they spend this time doing?
Is society segregated in any way?
What social classes or divisions exist in this society?
If so, can people move from one class to another? Are there any benefits to being of one class over another?
Is there any discrimination against minority groups (racial, ethnic, religious) in this society?
How independent or codependent are individuals?
What are the typical roles of women and men? What are the expectations of children?
Does the government play a large part in people’s lives?
Does religion play a large part in people’s lives?

Food
Describe how daily food is obtained.
What type of foods are most popular?
What are typical dishes and specialties of the region?
What type of food is the locality or region famous for?
What cutlery, if any, do people use for cooking and eating?
How is the table arranged?
How do people sit when eating? Is there any arrangement by age or dignity of diners?
How many and when are the main mealtimes?
Are there restaurants, popinas, street vendors or other places where food may be bought in public?
Is there a significant risk of food poisoning? How many cases lead to death? Is there understood to be a link between food and poisoning or illness?
How much does a typical meal cost, if bought and not grown at home?
Clothing and Fashion What kind of clothes do people wear? How does this vary by season, ethnicity, age, profession, etc?
How do the genders dress: what differences are there between mens and womens clothing and accessories?
How is clothing made, in small shops or larger factories?
How much does typical clothing cost?
How important is fashion to people? How does this vary by individual?
What kinds of jewelry do people wear? And when?

Entertainments
Does the culture have outlets for dramatic arts (theater, puppetry, cinematography)?
What other major forms of entertainment are there?
Is the populace literate and numerate?
Do people read for pleasure? If so, what do they read?
How much do books, magazines, broadsheets and the like cost?
Is there a public library system? Who uses it?
Who are popular authors and poets?
Who are some of the more famous characters from literature?
How has this changed over time?



VI. Questions of Manners.

Who speaks first at a formal gathering?
What kinds of gifts are considered appropriate or in extremely bad taste?
How do younger adults address their elders?
When is it rude to laugh at something funny?
What kinds of questions cannot be asked in public? In private? At all?
What parts of the body are routinely covered?
How private are bodily functions like bathing or defecating?


VII. Questions of Faith.

Is the culture religious or nonreligious?
What are the major religious groups in the region?
What are some of their core doctrines, dogmas, beliefs and practices?
What is the overall cosmology and eschatology in religious terms?
Is religion a cause of dissatisfaction, dissention or hostility in the region?
Are religious traditions and any scriptures oral or written in nature or a combination?
Is there a set canon of what consitutes officially sanctioned scripture?
How are scriptural / traditional exegesis accomplished and by what hermeneutics?
What is the role of myth within the religion?
Is there a formal creed or set of credal statements that define the faith?
What are typical symbols used in the religion and their meanings?
What ritual objects are used in the religion (relics, talismans, medals, charms, etc)?
What religious officials are there? Is there a formal clergy? How are they organised?
Are there monks, saints, faqirs, nuns, prophets, apostles, disciples, preachers, friars, shamans, martyrs, mystics, seers, vates, sages, ascetics, religious heroes, saviours, redeemers, etc?
What do people believe happens to them after death? How, if at all, can they influence this?
What happens to those who disagree with the majority on questions of religion?
Are there any particular places considered special or holy? What are they like?
Is there a set religious calendar? What are the most popular rituals or festivals?
Are there liturgical, meditative, and contemplative aspects to the religion?
What is the basic structure of the religion (unitary, dualistic, etc)?
What is the basic theology of the religion (i.e., monotheistic, polytheistic, henotheistc etc)?
What do people have to offer to their Deity or deities?
What do people want from their Deity or deities? How do they try and get it?
Are there differing denominations or sects of the religion?
How do their religious practices differ from their neighbours?
Are issues such as orthodoxy, heterodoxy, heresy and apostasy keys in the religious life?
What gender, ethnic, national or racial issues exist within the religion?
Is ecumenism engaged in, or are other traditions treated as adversaries or enemies?
What is the most commonly broken religious rule?
What is the least-violated religious rule?
How are such infractions punished? Is it possible to expel a community member?
How can an outsider join the religious community?
Does the religion send out missionaries? What role(s) do they play?
What factions exist within the dominant religious institutions? How do they compete?
Are the differing groups a result of schismatism or mutual and cooperative separation?
Are there monastic groups? What do they do and how are they organized? How do you join one?
Are there cult groups within the religious community?
How are those who follow different faiths treated?
What relationship do religious and political leaders have?
What superstitions are common? What kinds of supernatural events or beings do people fear?
What kinds of supernatural or other-natural beings exist in this religion (angels, demons, devi, asuras, spirits, ghosts, sprites, etc)?
How are dreams and visions encompassed by the religion?
How is religious action expressed (spontaneous or ritual liturgy, song, dance, music, ritual action, sex, miracle plays, etc)?

Magic
How is magic integrated into society?
Who can work magic? Is anyone disallowed from working magic?
How are works of magic accomplished?
What kind of preparation or study is required before undertaking a magical work?



VIII. Questions of Labour.

Describe any kind of division of labour, such as into physical versus mental versus spiritual.
Is there any especial prestige attached to some category of labour or a particular job?
What jobs are considered mucky or are particularly depreciated?
What professions or activities are considered masculine?
What professions or activities are viewed as feminine?
What are usual working hours? Are there days of rest or holidays?
How does this differ between different jobs?
What jobs have few workers and why?
What are typical wages for various jobs?
How does work affect lifestyle and health?
What sorts of jobs are preferred by which people? Are some jobs denied to certain groups?
What are the ethical oaths or codes that govern various jobs? Is there a difference in ethics between manual and mental or spiritual work?


IX. Questions of Art.

What are the favorite art forms?
What are the least-favorite?
How respected are artists?
Do artists require official or unofficial protection or patronage?
What kinds of trouble are artists in particular likely to find themselves in?
How might a very successful artist live?
What forms of theatre does your society have?
How naturalistic or stylized is your society's art?
What shapes are most common in your society's arts, like embroidery or architecture?
Which artforms get the most and least respect?
What form does censorship take?
Who may not be an artist?
What qualities equal "beauty" in this society?
What makes a man or woman especially beautiful?
How do people react to tattoos? Piercings? Facial hair? Cosmetics?

Entertainment
Do people enjoy looking at art? Does this vary among communities?
Do people enjoy doing art? Does this vary?
Is there any calligraphy? Who does it?
Does your culture have a distinct (or not so) musical style? What is it like?
How do people listen to music (in a theater, at home, on the street, mechanical)?
Does music influence people's behaviour?
Does this culture have a typical dance form? What is it like?
Who goes to see such entertainments?


X. Questions of Marriage.

How is a marriage defined? How is a marriage contracted?
What is the term of a marriage contract?
What gifts are considered appropriate or inappropriate for a wedding?
How are marriages celebrated?
What is considered too great a difference in age for a couple?
Do relationships allow multiple partners?
In what ways is a marriage considered broken?
How can a marriage be terminated?



XI. Questions of Health.

What is the average life expectancy? How does this differ between different regions, races or ethnicities?
What access do people have to clean drinking water (at home or in public)?
What access do people have to proper sanitation (at home or in public)?
Do houses or public buildings have plumbing? Cold and warm water?
Describe any public or private bathing or latrine facilities.
How is healthcare delivered in this society; what are its foundations?
Are there hospitals or sanitaria where many forms of health care are concentrated; or are practitioners more diffuse within the community?
Do people have access to any form of medical aid for emergencies or for less urgent problems?
What kinds of ailments or injuries are treatable in the locality using available supplies and expertise?
What does typical healthcare cost?
How do this societys doctors try to treat wounds and sickness?
Which medical assumtions of this society are wrong?
Do people seek care on an as-needed or emergency basis; or is health care seen as a preventative endeavour.
How often do people see their doctor, dentist or other healthcare provider?
Is a distinction made between physical and nonphysical ailments?
What happens to those suffering from extreme mental illness? Spiritual illness? Other?
How do people react to physical deformity (both congenital and acquired)?


XII. Questions of Sex.

How does your society define incest? Rape? How do people react to these?
What secret vice is believed to be widely practiced?
What secret vice actually is practiced?
What sexual habits are widely believed common among foreigners?
How do people react to homosexuality? Is it frowned on? Encouraged?
Are premarital sexual relations allowed? Extramarital?
How is adultery defined? What (if any) is the punishment? Who decides?
Is prostitution legal? How are prostitutes viewed? Is this accurate?
What is the greatest sexual taboo?
What does this society mean by the word "virgin" and how important is it?
Is sex confined to marriage? Or, is it supposed to be?
What constitutes aberrant sexual behavior?
Are there any cultural or religious strictures, norms or taboos that specifically address sexual conduct?
Are there secular laws that control or restrict sexual behaviour?
At what age is it considered normal to engage in sex? Are there taboos against sex with children?
Should sex be a one-to-one experience? Or are groups allowed?
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The Corean Peninsula
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Worldbuilding Survey (Part 2 of 2)

Postby The Corean Peninsula » Sun Sep 08, 2019 4:33 am

XIII. Questions of Education.

Describe the education of the society’s people: formal schooling, apprenticeship, etc.
If education is mainly by apprenticeship, how is this accomplished?
Is education compulsory / offered to everyone? What is the cost of education?
Between which ages does education happen?
How are year groups and academic years arranged?
How are curricula arranged? What courses are typically offered?
What degrees or diplomas are offered by schools?
What do schools / colleges / universities look like?
What are the classrooms like? What is a typical class size
Who is in charge of education in the country, and in each individual school?
Does this society have its own language? Its own writing system?
How common is literacy? How is literacy viewed?
What form and value are books?
Who teaches others? How do they teach?
Who decides who learns to read or write?
Who teaches professions, like carpenter or scribe?
Are foreigners ever brought in to teach new skills? Who does that?


XIV. Questions of Technology.

Are philosophy and science unified, or do they exist as separate and independent disciplines?
What devices and technologies are available for people?
Are such devices taken for granted? If not, how many are appreciated?
How do people envision a difficult or impossible task that could be made easier by using some kind of device or futuristic technology?
How is knowledge distributed? Is it kept unknown to the common people, or is available for all?

Architecture
What major architectural styles are present? What do they look like?
How does this vary over time and between places in the region?
What major elements are present? How are they pieced together?
What are houses like inside and out?
What are palaces and castles like?
How tall is the tallest building? How big is the biggest building?
What materials are used in typical construction? Do any materials have to be imported?
How are buildings constructed? Are there machines or is work done by hand?
What are some famous landmarks in the region? Why are they famous? Are they famous internationally?



XV. Questions of Transportation and Communications.

How do people get from place to place? Does this vary at all in different places?
Do people make long journeys? If so, what are they like?
Is there a public transport system? Who uses it? How much does it cost?
What are the roads like? How do they vary from place to place?
Do individuals or families own and use their own vehicles?
How safe and clean is the typical transport system?
What major fuels are used?
Apart from face to face, how do people communicate with each other?
Is there a postal service? How fast is it? How much does it cost to use? What restrictions are there on packet delivery? Does the post operate internationally? How likely is it that an article sent in the post will reach its intended destination?
What technical or mechanical means of communications exist?



XVI. Questions of Economics.


What is the local economy based on?
How is commerce engaged in?
If levied, how are taxes collected? What are such revenues used for? How does taxation affect the people?
What do people expect from their government in return for the taxes paid?

Money
What is the local currency like? How is it subdivided? What is it based on (metal, labour, fiat)?
Is currency issued by a central authority or by some decentralised means?
How does it compare to other neighbouring currencies?
How has the value of the currency changed or fluctuated recently?
How are coins and notes produced? How common are forgeries?
How is wealth distributed?
Is there a public banking system?
Who uses it? What benefits does it bring? At what cost?
Is there a large gap between the wealth of the rich and poor? What expectations do each group have from the other?
What constitutes "poverty" in this society?


XVII. Questions of Death and Burial.

What is their understanding of death and dying?
What does this society do with their corpses?
Do they cremate their dead? Or, how are dead bodies disposed of?
Is the family responsible for the body?
What part do the priests play?
Are there cemeteries at all?
Or, does everyone have a crypt in back with all the relatives in it?
Do people visit the dead? If so, how often and why?

Suicide
What do people in this culture think about suicide?
Is it the greatest sin one can commit? Or is it a sin at all?
Is it the great and last comfort of a tormented soul?
Is it worse than murder?

XVIII. Questions of Government.

What is the form of government? How is it structured?
What are some of the most fundamental policies of the government?
What is the political status of minority communities?
How is government chosen?
What is the country’s general foreign policy?
Who decides whether someone has broken a law? How?
What kinds of punishments are meted out? By whom? Why?
How are new laws created or old ones changed?
Is there some form of clemency or pardon? What is involved?
Who has the right to give orders, and why?
What titles do various officials have?
How are the rules different for officials as opposed to the common person?
How do government officials dress?
Is the law written down? Who interprets it?
Once accused, what recourse does someone have?
Is torture allowed? What kinds? Is capital punishment allowed?
How are criminals executed?
Who cannot rise to positions of leadership?
Is bribery allowed? Under what circumstances?
What makes someone a bad ruler in this society? What can be done about it?
What are the most common or dangerous forms of criminal?

City Watch & Sheriffs
Is there a civilian police force, or is law enforcement the province of the military?
Is the police force a nationalised one, or are there multiple regional forces?
How militant or vigilante are they? Are they usually or ever armed?
What is the extent of their authority? Can they shoot you? Can they use magic? Can they torture or otherwise force a confession? Can they use telepathy?
Are there individuals or groups who are above the law?
Is there a secret police?
What is the role of police informants, if any?
XIX. Questions of Warfare.

Does the country have an armed force? What types? What size?
How do the armed forces compare with others in the region or world?
Who declares war?
Who has the power to declare conditions of peace?
How are treaties negotiated?
What happens to prisoners taken in battle?
What weapons are favoured by the various armed forces?
What form of warfare does this society use?
How do battles in the airs or waters or underworlds differ from surface warfare?
Who are the Elite warriors? What distinguishes them?
How does someone get command of troops?
Where do the loyalties of military units lie?
Are there professional soldiers? Do they make up the bulk of the military?
What is campaign or camp life like?
What ethical or moral codes do warriors adhere to?
How are battle injuries treated?
How long do wars typically last?
Has this society ever attacked another? What was the nature of that war? What would make this society go to war?
Has there ever been a civil war or a revolution?
What do soldiers do when there's no war?
Are there any current tensions / wars / embargoes etc with any other nations?
Who are the country’s enemies? Whos winning the war?
What defences are available to cities?

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Leader-related questions will be answered separately for both the President and the Prime Minister.

What music does your leader generally listen to?
Does your leader play an instrument?
If he/she does play an instrument, then which one?
If he/she does play an instrument, is your leader particularly skilled at it?
Anything noteworthy related to your leader and music:


What kind of TV shows are they?
Are they politicized, if so in what way?
Is their portrayal of the police force generally positive or negative?
Which is the most popular?
What is it's title?
What kind of TV show is it?
Is its portrayal of the police positive or negative?
Who is the main character?
Who is the main villain?
Is it politicized if so in what way?
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Are the judiciary appointed or elected?
Members of the judiciary/judges called Qadis are appointed except for the chief Qadi(who is elected by the Islamic scholars), High Court Qadis, county Qadis and city Qadis are appointed by the Chief Qadi. District or town Qadis are appointed by the city or county ones respectively.

What determines appointment of the the judiciary/ what do the electorate base their decision on?
The Chief Qadi appoints city and county judges based on their education, ability, character, experience and piety as well as a background check. They must have studied islamic law(although there are Pandit Courts for Hindus and Abbot Courts for Buddhists as well Church Courts for Christians and Rabbinical Courts for jews as well as opportunities for people of theoretically any religion to serve as criminal law or financial judges appointed by city and county judges on all factors save piety).
The ulema elects a Chief Qadi based on performance as a city or county judge as well as sometimes factionalism.

What powers do the judiciary have?
The power to pass sentences, interpret the law, declare guilt or innocence, sign search and arrest warrants, allow or forbid the confiscation of property, settle property disputes, approve a divorce amen
appoint deputies to act as judges in their jurisdictions(all judges),

The power to do all the above and have jurisdiction over lower ranked judges in their city/county
(City or county judges)

The power to impeach government ministers or even the Sultan(Chief Qadi)

Is their religious influence on the judicial system?
Yes. All or most laws have religious basis.
Theology/Islamic studies is a common bachelors’ degree for law students.
What legal system do you have?
Monarchist/shariah law.
How are judges viewed?
Generally very positively,
The stereotype is the well-educated, well-spoken, just, empathetic, pious middle-aged Pashtun nobleman whose father is a judge, whose mother is a religious scholar or religious mystic, whose grandfathers were retired warrior nobles and whose wife is a law student.

They are however sometimes satirised, albeit quite mildly as arrogant, old-fashioned and a little out of touch.

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Describe the geography of where your society calls home. An area with mountains, valleys, rivers, defiles, fields and lakes.
Describe the climate your society deals with. How severe are their seasons? Very hot summers, very cold winters.
What kinds of natural disasters has this society gotten used to? Earthquakes
What importance (spiritual or cultural) do people ascribe to the geography? The government and schools say ‘we are mountain people’ and mention what this means in positive terms.
How do people feel about local landscapes being altered or used for a purpose other than what is traditional?: it can cause arguments.
What are the most commonly-grown foods?: mangoes and wheat.
What are the most commonly-eaten meats? Goat and lamb
What foods are considered exotic or expensive? Horse meat is expensive as is venison.
What forms of alcohol are common? Rare? All are rare as alcohol is illegal.
Is there usually enough food and water for the population? Yes.
What is this place's most abundant resource? Metals.
What is its most valuable resource? Gold.
What resource is it most lacking? Vegetables
How do people travel from one place to another? Typically by horse, mule or donkey.
Are the borders secure? In what way? Yes, due to conscription.
How many people live here? 20 million.
Where in this place do they congregate? The cities.
What part of this place do they avoid? Why? Nowhere.
What are the most common domesticated animals here? And what are they domesticated for:goats for milk and meat, cats as pets.
What are the most common wild animals? How are wild animals treated?wolves, wild animals tend to be treated well.
Which animals are likely to be pets? Which ones won't be? Cats and (in the wealthy life’s) horses.
What are the most common domesticated plants here? And what are they used for?mangoes and wheat (for food).
What are the most common wild plants here? What are they used for? Cannabis(used as a medical or recreational drug)
to be answered later
II. Questions of Time.

How far back does this society’s written history go?: reference to Afghanistan are found in the Rig Veda’s and Herodotus.
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How far back do its people believe it goes? it is traced to the Rig Veda (Pakhtas and Pactyns as well as Indians) and then tied to Islam as well as Hinduism by the believe the Pashtuns as we know them today came when the Pactyns converted(“ ‘Pashtun culture comes from the blend of Ancient Pakhta culture with Islam’)
[b] what is your opinion and why?

How was this society founded? Who founded it and under what circumstances? Sultan Muhammad Niazi the First.
What were the chief powers in the time when this society was founded? Pashtun and Punjabi Muslim Khans, Hindu Rajs, Hindu Brahmin Pandits and Muslim Muftis, Qadis and Sayyids
If it originated far away from here, how did it get here?
What is the worst disaster they believe they've faced? Each tribe answers that differently
What are the major events in this culture's past? The caliphate, Union, early wars, w :? Women’s suffrage, abolition edict.
What was the best thing that ever happened to them? Either union or the Rashidun Caliphate.
What in their past makes them feel ashamed? Sati(widow-burning)
What in their past makes them proud? The graveyard of empires, union.
What are they afraid of happening again? The caste system, wars, sati.
What are they hoping will happen? Do they think it likely? Progress and yes they do
How strongly are people attached or connected to their heritage? Very strongly.
What do they assume the future will hold? Technological progress but everything else much the same.
How has this society changed? Do its current members realize this? Yes they do.
What are the most popular stories about the past? Semi-mythical stories of tribal heroism.
Who in the past is the greatest hero? The worst villain? The greatest hero to visit the land is Khalid Ibn Walid, the greatest villain depends on tribe.
Do people think the present better or worse than the past? Better, except for reactionaries and slave traders.
Do people believe the future will be better or worse than the present or past? [/spoiler]
better apart from the above mentioned groups.
How are boy and girl children treated differently? Boys are encouraged to protect girls especially their sisters. Daughters of the nobility in Afghanistan and Punjab(but not Kashmir) are often encouraged to stay within their estates, being educated by private tutors.
What, if anything, is considered a good marriage gift? Jewellery.
What inanimate or sexless things are considered male or female? All kinds of things. Pashto, Punjabi, Persian, Arabic and Urdu have grammatical gender.
Does this society connect the ideas of marriage with love? Yes, love is important but so are the wishes of family members.
How big are families, typically? The family that live together are typically 1 grandfather, a paternal grandmother, a maternal grandmother, a man, his wife and their 5 children.
What constitutes a household? How many people live in one household? How many generations? See above.
Are girls or boys preferred and why? Neither are preferred.
How common is domestic violence? Is it understood to be a problem, or a normal aspect of family life? In Afghanistan and Kashmir it is rare, in Punjab it is still a minority of people that do it but it is not particularly rare, it is a crime in all of them.
If it is seen as problematic, what is being done about it? The police are arresting people and preachers are condemning it.
align=center]III. Questions of Race and Ethnicity. [/align]
What are the chief races in the region? The largest ‘races’ are Pashtun/Afghan and closely afterwards Punjabi
What are the chief ethnic groups of each race in the region? How are they distributed in place? Pashtuns/Afghans are one of the largest ethnic groups followed by Jats.
How do they differ by language, appearance or ancestry? Pashtuns typically speak Pashto.
What jobs do the chief ethnicities primarily occupy? Are any groups denied work because of racial or ethnic heritage? Guild law in the private sector and the Kanun for the public sector prohibits discrimination in the workplace. Pashtuns are more likely to be in the military, Courts, police, mosques or religious academia for cultural reasons whilst Punjabis are often in the military, in academia or own farms due to the same.
What are typical attitudes of the native (or majority) ethnos to immigrants and other ethnicities? Welcoming whilst being proud of their own background.
How has any variety of ethnicity in the region changed the society’s culture? Yes.

IV. Questions of Family.

How many spouses may a man or woman have? A woman may have only 1 husband, a man may have up to 4 wives.
Who decides on a marriage? It requires the agreement of 3 people: the wife, the husband and the wife’s guardian.
In a polygamous marriage all current wives must agree for it to be legal.

Can a marriage end in divorce? How? By a jirga or judicial approval.
Who usually takes custody of children if a marriage ends for some reason? Usually the mother due to men spending more time at work.
How are families named? Patrilineally, typically based on clans(Niazi, Lodhi etc.) or occupations(Khan, Kotwal, Qadi)
What happens to orphans?: the judge assigns them a guardian, typically a relative. Whilst waiting they live in a care home.

V. Questions of Customs and Social Life.

What colors are associated with power? With virtue? With death? Green is associated with virtue, purple with power and black or white with death.
If two men get into a fight, how is this supposed to be resolved? Negotiation and some form of restorative justice.
If two women get into a fight, how should that be resolved? Negotiations between the parents of each side.
How do people demonstrate grief? The same ways as in any society.
Who inherits property? Titles? Position?typically someone’s children inherit.
What are the most popular games? How important are they? Polo, archery, fencing, wrestling, discus and chess.
When and how does someone go from child to adult? Males at 15, girls at 13.
How much free time do people usually get? 1.99 days.
What do they spend this time doing? Games, family, reading or socialising.
Is society segregated in any way? Sometimes by gender.
What social classes or divisions exist in this society? Yes 6 classes(slavery is about to be abolished): nobles(those with hereditary nobility, military elites, judges, religious experts, etc.) bourgeoisie(merchants, master craftspeople, industrialists) industrial workers and craftsman, agriculture workers, slaves.
If so, can people move from one class to another? Are there any benefits to being of one class over another? Social mobility is fairly common. Slaves are often freed, many of the bourgeoisie borrowed money from the government whilst they were from working class backgrounds to start their businesses and people who have earned renown are often ennobled).
Is there any discrimination against minority groups (racial, ethnic, religious) in this society? Atheists are viewed with suspicion.
How independent or codependent are individuals? Individuals all rely on each other.!
What are the typical roles of women and men? What are the expectations of children? Men are expected to protect women, society, children and male relatives, women are expected to protect children. Children are expected to obey all reasonable commands from parents and teachers.
Does the government play a large part in people’s lives? By providing schools and conscription yes.
Does religion play a large part in people’s lives? A huge part.

Food
Describe how daily food is obtained. Buying it from the bazaar or growing it yourself.
What type of foods are most popular? Lamb kebab with Peshwari naan.
What are typical dishes and specialties of the region? Kebabs, Indian food, Afghani naan, Peshwaei naan, kebab, kheer, matai.
What type of food is the locality or region famous for? Their naans and kebabs.
What cutlery, if any, do people use for cooking and eating? None, besides the occasional spoon.
How is the table arranged?: according to social rank(Punjab) or age(Afghan).
How do people sit when eating? Is there any arrangement by age or dignity of diners? Social Dignity(in Punjab) or age(in Afghanistan)
How many and when are the main mealtimes?
Are there restaurants, popinas, street vendors or other places where food may be bought in public?
Is there a significant risk of food poisoning? How many cases lead to death? Is there understood to be a link between food and poisoning or illness? It is rare but leads sometimes to death.
In which case the poisoner usually gets 20 years.

How much does a typical meal cost, if bought and not grown at home? 10 dinars
Clothing and Fashion What kind of clothes do people wear? How does this vary by season, ethnicity, age, profession, etc? Working men typically wear a shalwar Khameez, a sword and a cap. Noblemen wear the same but a more ornate sword, a more ornate shalwar khammeez and a turban. Women of all classes wear jilbab with ladies and women who can afford it wearing jewellery. Upper class ladies tend to wear a face veil.
How do the genders dress: what differences are there between mens and womens clothing and accessories? See above.
How is clothing made, in small shops or larger factories? By tailors or in the occasional factory.
How much does typical clothing cost? 20 dinars I’d made by a tailor, 9 if made in a factory.
How important is fashion to people? How does this vary by individual? Usually very important although more important to the bourgeoisie than any other class.
What kinds of jewelry do people wear? And when?
Men wear a silver wedding ring or gold watch.
Women wear a gold and diamond wedding ring, sometimes earrings and if they can afford it maybe a gold bracelet.


Entertainments
Does the culture have outlets for dramatic arts (theater, puppetry, cinematography)? Yes
What other major forms of entertainment are there? Poetry contests, sports.
Is the populace literate and numerate? Typically yes.
Do people read for pleasure? If so, what do they read? Yes, poetry, romance, history and and religious texts, as the police grow in prestige and professionalism detective stories grow in popularity.
How much do books, magazines, broadsheets and the like cost? Typically 7 gold dinars.
Is there a public library system? Who uses it? Yes, all literate people more or less use it.
Who are popular authors and poets? Rumi, Sultan Ali Khan Niazi amongst many other examples.
Who are some of the more famous characters from literature? Mubarizun Dawood, a person in religious stories.
How has this changed over time? More people can read.


VI. Questions of Manners.

Who speaks first at a formal gathering? The host.
What kinds of gifts are considered appropriate or in extremely bad taste? Anything haram.
How do younger adults address their elders? -title last name- if not known well,
-first name- if known well.

When is it rude to laugh at something funny? Sometimes if at the expense of the person laughed at it is rude.
What kinds of questions cannot be asked in public? In private? At all? anything about sex may only be asked in private,
What parts of the body are routinely covered? The same covered in Afghanistan today.
How private are bodily functions like bathing or defecating?very. [/spoiler]

VII. Questions of Faith.

Is the culture religious or nonreligious? Religious
What are the major religious groups in the region?
What are some of their core doctrines, dogmas, beliefs and practices?
What is the overall cosmology and eschatology in religious terms?
Is religion a cause of dissatisfaction, dissention or hostility in the region?
Are religious traditions and any scriptures oral or written in nature or a combination?
Is there a set canon of what consitutes officially sanctioned scripture?
How are scriptural / traditional exegesis accomplished and by what hermeneutics?
What is the role of myth within the religion?
Is there a formal creed or set of credal statements that define the faith?
What are typical symbols used in the religion and their meanings?
What ritual objects are used in the religion (relics, talismans, medals, charms, etc)?
What religious officials are there? Is there a formal clergy? How are they organised?
Are there monks, saints, faqirs, nuns, prophets, apostles, disciples, preachers, friars, shamans, martyrs, mystics, seers, vates, sages, ascetics, religious heroes, saviours, redeemers, etc?
What do people believe happens to them after death? How, if at all, can they influence this?
What happens to those who disagree with the majority on questions of religion?
Are there any particular places considered special or holy? What are they like?
Is there a set religious calendar? What are the most popular rituals or festivals?
Are there liturgical, meditative, and contemplative aspects to the religion?
What is the basic structure of the religion (unitary, dualistic, etc)?
What is the basic theology of the religion (i.e., monotheistic, polytheistic, henotheistc etc)?
What do people have to offer to their Deity or deities? Good deeds, prayers and an animal on Eid Al Adha to feed the poor(Islam), good deeds,’prayers and offerings(Hinduism)
What do people want from their Deity or deities? How do they try and get it?
Are there differing denominations or sects of the religion? Yes
How do their religious practices differ from their neighbours? ?
Are issues such as orthodoxy, heterodoxy, heresy and apostasy keys in the religious life? Not Day to day
What gender, ethnic, national or racial issues exist within the religion? In both religions must protect women and may practice polygamy, women have the right to be protected by men and the duty to not practice polygamy.
Is ecumenism engaged in, or are other traditions treated as adversaries or enemies? Ecumenism is practiced
What is the most commonly broken religious rule? Probably the golden rule since all selfish acts break it.
What is the least-violated religious rule? No incest.
How are such infractions punished? Is it possible to expel a community member? Depends on denomination.
How can an outsider join the religious community? (In Islam) reciting the shahadah in front of 2 witnesses, (in Hinduism) marrying into it
Does the religion send out missionaries? What role(s) do they play? Yes, helping people and converting people in Islam
What factions exist within the dominant religious institutions? How do they compete? Sunni and Shia whose disagreements are mostly political, they compete by preaching to each other.
Are the differing groups a result of schismatism or mutual and cooperative separation? Mutual separation
Are there monastic groups? What do they do and how are they organized? How do you join one? Buddhists and Christians have them, people ask the abbot or abbess to join.
Are there cult groups within the religious community? Yes khajarites
How are those who follow different faiths treated? Generally well
What relationship do religious and political leaders have? Islam is the religion of the monarchy and so they consult alims.
What superstitions are common? What kinds of supernatural events or beings do people fear? People fear the evil eye and witches and so wear charms.
What kinds of supernatural or other-natural beings exist in this religion (angels, demons, devi, asuras, spirits, ghosts, sprites, etc)? God, Angels and Jinns(Islam), gods, Rakshas and ghosts(Hinduism)
How are dreams and visions encompassed by the religion? In Islam dreams can be psychological, temptations or from God, in Hinduism they are part of yogic understanding
How is religious action expressed (spontaneous or ritual liturgy, song, dance, music, ritual action, sex, miracle plays, etc)? I have mentioned this elsewhere.


VIII. Questions of Labour.

Describe any kind of division of labour, such as into physical versus mental versus spiritual. Based on type of work(skilled manual work, office work, managerial work and professional work) or sector(charity, private sector, military, civil service, ecclesiastical and domestic).
Is there any especial prestige attached to some category of labour or a particular job? Yes, professions(especially theology, philosophy, medicine and law) are rated highly, as is policing, working in a Mosque and military service.
What jobs are considered mucky or are particularly depreciated? Selling recreational drugs is viewed as morally dubious. Being a nautch girl is also.
What professions or activities are considered masculine? Construction work and military service(both officers and enlisted men),security guarding(apart from guarding harems), urology as well as up to a point politics are seen as masculine jobs. Weight lifting is also considered a masculine activity as are some vices such as having concubines.
What professions or activities are viewed as feminine?: primary school teaching, belly dancing, midwifery, harem guarding, gynaecology and domestic service are considered feminine professions.
What are usual working hours? Are there days of rest or holidays? 2 days a week(typically Friday and Saturday) are days of rest and so are Muslim and Hindu religious holidays, armed forces day and national day. 9 hours a day is typical.
How does this differ between different jobs? Emergency services are sometimes on-call at other days.
What jobs have few workers and why? Few people sell drugs as it is seen as wrong.
What are typical wages for various jobs? .
How does work affect lifestyle and health? https://www.nationstates.net/nation=afg ... l=factbook
What sorts of jobs are preferred by which people? Are some jobs denied to certain groups?
A person of noble birth will typically aspire to be a theologian, judge or military commissioned officer, many also aspire to be senior doctors(such as psychiatrists or emergency doctors). Most peasants or industrial workers aspire to either these, musical celebrity or elected politics. Most bourgeois people aspire that they or their children will become nobles.

What are the ethical oaths or codes that govern various jobs? Is there a difference in ethics between manual and mental or spiritual work? Doctors follow the Hippocratic Oath; with the exception that they may carry out an abortion to save a woman’s life or if the woman has been raped. Judges swear a sacred oath to ‘judge with justice, humanity and honesty, without fear, favour or ill will according to the Shariah laws as elaborated in the Kanun.” Police officers swear to ‘uphold the law and to protect and serve the public according the law and without fear, Darius or ill will whilst staying loyal to the Sultan and protecting human rights.’
The military oath will be explained elsewhere.


IX. Questions of Art.

What are the favorite art forms?: poetry, calligraphy and music.
What are the least-favourite? Depends on the individual, no art form is hated.
How respected are artists?
Do artists require official or unofficial protection or patronage?: well to make money artists typically need a patron from either the nobility or(as is becoming more common) the bourgeoisie.
What kinds of trouble are artists in particular likely to find themselves in?: accusations of plagiarism, or for the satirists accusations of libel.
How might a very successful artist live? The life of a wealthy urban nobleman.
They would have a coat of arms, a fortified home, a country second home with a farm, a library and a harem, they would involve themselves in politics and charity and possibly be a patron of the arts themselves.

What forms of theatre does your society have?: kathkali, Ancient Greek tragedies, opera(brought by Italian immigrants), religious plays and battle re-enactments.
How naturalistic or stylized is your society's art?: highly stylised.
What shapes are most common in your society's arts, like embroidery or architecture?: calligraphic patterns or concentric circles as well as mandalas.
Which artforms get the most and least respect?: calligraphy gets the most respect, nautch girls are viewed with suspicion.
What form does censorship take?: slander/libel laws, obscenity laws, hate speech laws and blasphemy laws.
Who may not be an artist? No one is banned however connections are needed for economic success.
What qualities equal "beauty" in this society?: visible excellence in a a category
What makes a man or woman especially beautiful?for women pale skin, small noses and an innocent facial expression along with tallness, long legs and physical fitness(preference for breast and buttock size are typically irrelevant due to women wearing long, flowing robes called jilbabs), for men physical strength is central.
How do people react to tattoos? Piercings? Facial hair? Cosmetics?: tattoos are disliked. Earrings are considered ok in females. Facial is considered ok in males. Perfume and cologne are obligatory in high society.

Entertainment
Do people enjoy looking at art? Does this vary among communities? Yes, fundamentalists are tiebonlynpeope who do not.
Do people enjoy doing art? Yes.
Is there any calligraphy? Who does it? Calligraphy is everywhere.
The educated classes tend to do it.

Does your culture have a distinct (or not so) musical style? What is it like?
Qawwali is part of the culture. It involves singing in a manner akin to chanting whilst in a state of religious ecstasy.

How do people listen to music (in a theater, at home, on the street, mechanical)? A variety of places.
Does music influence people's behaviour? Yes religious music inspires acts of devotion.
Does this culture have a typical dance form? What is it like? Sufi whirling is common, in terms of secular dancing, nobles sometimes have belly dancers on their payrolls.
Who goes to see such entertainments? All classes.

X. Questions of Marriage.

How is a marriage defined? How is a marriage contracted?: a man and woman as well as by implicating their families, agreeing to be united.
What is the term of a marriage contract?: husbands are expected to protect and provide for their wives,
Wives are expected to be very modest.

What gifts are considered appropriate or inappropriate for a wedding? All gifts are considered appropriate apart from sexual services, intoxicants and attractive slaves.
BDSM related gifts may only be given in private however.

How are marriages celebrated?: signing of the marriage contract in the place of worship followed by a reception.
What is considered too great a difference in age for a couple? No age difference where both people are above 15. However girls under 14 may not marry men 55 or over
Do relationships allow multiple partners? Yes but only for men.
In what ways is a marriage considered broken? Breaking the marriage vows.
How can a marriage be terminated? Yes(see my answer under divorce)


XI. Questions of Health.

What is the average life expectancy? How does this differ between different regions, races or ethnicities? 70 for men, 76 for women.
What access do people have to clean drinking water (at home or in public)?: yes,
At home and in public.

What access do people have to proper sanitation (at home or in public)?: define proper.
Do houses or public buildings have plumbing? Cold and warm water? Yes and yes.
Describe any public or private bathing or latrine facilities.
Toilet facilities are holes but with water following through them with aqueduct type systems and Roman style sewers. Most urban houses have baths whilst in villages people wash in the river.

How is healthcare delivered in this society; what are its foundations?
Are there hospitals or sanitaria where many forms of health care are concentrated; or are practitioners more diffuse within the community?: there are hospitals as well as defuse physicians.
Do people have access to any form of medical aid for emergencies or for less urgent problems? Both.
What kinds of ailments or injuries are treatable in the locality using available supplies and expertise?: most types but not cancer or the plague(though the latter is prevented with hygiene) .
What does typical healthcare cost?:the government funds hospitals for everyone.
Private healthcare is thus expensive as it is a ‘luxury’ of the rich.

How do this societys doctors try to treat wounds and sickness? In terms of wounds: making sure the wounds are clean and then after using opium as an anaesthetic, surgically fixing them. Sicknesses are treated with herbal remedies including some that work.
Which medical assumtions of this society are wrong?: the four humours
Do people seek care on an as-needed or emergency basis; or is health care seen as a preventative endeavour. It is seen as preventative.
How often do people see their doctor, dentist or other healthcare provider?
Is a distinction made between physical and nonphysical ailments? Yes, psychiatrists are doctors for mental ones.
What happens to those suffering from extreme mental illness? Spiritual illness? Other?: mentally ill see specialised doctors(psychiatrists) who talk to them and make prescriptions such as art therapy, music therapy, a primitive form of cognitive behavioural therapy, prayer or mindfulness.
Sometimes they say them part-time but some for their own safety or that of others and/or because they choose to live in hospitals.

How do people react to physical deformity (both congenital and acquired)? People generally don’t mind in terms of jobs, respect and friendship etc. but also generally won’t marry them or keep them as concubines. Thus usually deformed people marry each other.

XII. Questions of Sex.

How does your society define incest? Rape? How do people react to these? Incest is defined as intercourse with prohibited categories of relations under Sharia, rape is defined as ‘depriving someone of the freedom to refuse sexual intercourse’.
They are viewed as serious especially rape.

What secret vice is believed to be widely practiced?: concubinage(both in terms of free women and slave women) and homosexuality(considered a vice due to this being the Middle Ages are seen as widely practiced.
What secret vice actually is practiced? Concubinage(in the sense of a woman, sometimes a slave, having sexual relations with one man who is not her husband and who may be married to one or more other women).
What sexual habits are widely believed common among foreigners?: Franks are often associated with deflowering virgins, Chinese men are stereotyped as having more than four wives and Nepalese women are seen as ‘loose’
How do people react to homosexuality? Is it frowned on? Encouraged? Frowned upon.
Are premarital sexual relations allowed? Extramarital? Neither are allowed.
How is adultery defined? What (if any) is the punishment? Who decides?: sec between a married person and a person not their spouse. A judge decides after 4 adult, sane, trustworthy witnesses to the same overt act come forward. If this happens the punishment is 100 strokes of a cane.
Is prostitution legal? How are prostitutes viewed? Is this accurate? Prostitution is illegal, people working prostitution are viewed as either victims or Jezebels. This is more or less accurate but more are victims.
What is the greatest sexual taboo?: sexual intercourse with prepubescent children, considered the worst form of rape.
What does this society mean by the word "virgin" and how important is it? A person, especially a woman, who has not ever had sex. If of age they are considered desirable.
Is sex confined to marriage? Or, is it supposed to be?
What constitutes aberrant sexual behavior?
Are there any cultural or religious strictures, norms or taboos that specifically address sexual conduct?: yes, it should be consenting people of age within marriage.
Are there secular laws that control or restrict sexual behaviour? Whilst all laws have some religious basis the king set the age of consent at 13 for females and 15 for males. Sex under this age is considered rape.
At what age is it considered normal to engage in sex? Are there taboos against sex with children?: females tend to get marry at 14, males at 17. They tend to have sex at this time. If by children you may either pre pubescent children or people under legal ages of adulthood yes there are strong taboos.
Should sex be a one-to-one experience? Or are groups allowed? one to one
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Does your nation have a Red Cross, Red Crescent, or other Red society? Yes
When was it founded? 2008
Where are its headquarters? Zuidren
Dieresis of Diarcesia
The Cities of the Holy Empire of Wochaystein
Zuidren | Krofen | Fischen | Tien | Tendorf

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Does your nation have a Red Cross, Red Crescent, or other Red society? Yes, the Gandoorese Red Cross.
When was it founded? The Gandoorese Red Cross was established in 1892.
Where are its headquarters? Gandoor City, Gandoor.
Flag is currently Cure Black and Cure White from Futari wa Pretty Cure with their voice actresses, Yōko Honna and Yukana.
I'm female.
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XIII. Questions of Education.

Describe the education of the society’s people: formal schooling, apprenticeship, etc. All children from 6-11 receive primary schooling from the government, state approved tutors or state approved homeschooling, after 11 they either attend an academy for nobles(which includes talented commoners), a conventional school or an apprenticeship.
After that they either go to university, do military training(either basic training or officer training), police training or an apprenticeship.
After university graduates either go to post-graduate university education(required to be doctors and lawyers), train as military officers, do police training or go to work.
Every man must do some kind of military training but this can be deferred for education.

If education is mainly by apprenticeship, how is this accomplished?
Is education compulsory / offered to everyone? What is the cost of education? Offered to all.
Between which ages does education happen? Typically either 5-19(commoners) or 5-22(nobles)
How are year groups and academic years arranged? Based on age but with girls moving up year earlier.
How are curricula arranged? What courses are typically offered? Courses depend but must by law include: history, religious studies, citizenship, language, literature and mathemafixs
What degrees or diplomas are offered by schools? Secondary schools offer Advanced or Basic Certificates Of Education,
Universities offer a variety of undergraduate degrees as well as professional degrees in medicine, law, dentistry and theology.

What do schools / colleges / universities look like? Like mansions.
What are the classrooms like? What is a typical class size? Typical class size is 20 pupils.
Who is in charge of education in the country, and in each individual school? In each school the headteacher, in the country the Sultan.
Does this society have its own language? Its own writing system? A number of languages
How common is literacy? How is literacy viewed? 80% are literate, it is viewed as an opportunity.
What form and value are books? Books are codexs or scrolls and the mode price is 8 dinars.
Who teaches others? How do they teach? Either people with teaching degrees(schools), people with doctorates in the subject(university) or skilled members of that trade(apprenticeships)
Who decides who learns to read or write?
Who teaches professions, like carpenter or scribe? See above.
Are foreigners ever brought in to teach new skills? Who does that? Yes.
Persians, Turks and Arabs are brought in to teach Islamic studies, Catholic priests and monks to teach Catholic theology and canon law, Iraqi, Italian, Andalusian Jewish and Persian doctors to teach medicine, Celtic and West African craftsmen to train goldsmiths, Chinese craftsmen and merchants to teach their skills, Gujarati businesspeople doctors to teach business and medicine respectively and Tibetan or Nepalese monks to teach Buddhism and Sanskrit. These Immigrants are treated with respect and there are large neighbourhoods of them in Lahore, Delhi, Peshawar and (in the case of African, Arab, Persian and Turkish immigrants) Kabul.


XIV. Questions of Technology.

Are philosophy and science unified, or do they exist as separate and independent disciplines? They are beginning to separate.
What devices and technologies are available for people? Renaissance ones(plus Islamic medical advances) as well as sterilisation(invented after Dr. Abdul Hakim Mirza Khan saw some rubbish burning and thought that ‘invisible dirt could be such cleansed’) steam being used to transport gold on trains(people are considering using trains to transport people)
Are such devices taken for granted? If not, how many are appreciated?
How do people envision a difficult or impossible task that could be made easier by using some kind of device or futuristic technology?
How is knowledge distributed? Is it kept unknown to the common people, or is available for all?

Architecture
What major architectural styles are present? What do they look like? A combination of Near-Eastern/ottoman Islamic and Indian styles.
How does this vary over time and between places in the region? Punjab and Kashmir are more Indian, Afghanistan is more near-eastern
What major elements are present? How are they pieced together? Domes, calligraphy and detailed geometric planning to create harmony. Golden ratio is borrowed from the Greeks.
What are houses like inside and out? Varies wildly based on class.
What are palaces and castles like? Both are fortified, a castle is a fort and office whilst a palace is predominantly for leisure.
They include a harem(a large room containing a king sized bed,
Another bed, a library and some plants for the women and sometimes the owner of the house), a study, a dining room, a kitchen, servants rooms, kid’s rooms and a living room.
In the outside is a stable.

How tall is the tallest building? How big is the biggest building? Records are not kept on this.
What materials are used in typical construction? Do any materials have to be imported? Typical buildings are made of wood.importation is typically not needed.
How are buildings constructed? Are there machines or is work done by hand? Done by hand although steam power is now used to transport materials across a track.
What are some famous landmarks in the region? Why are they famous? Are they famous internationally? To be answered


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XVII. Questions of Death and Burial.

What is their understanding of death and dying? The gateway to the next life
What does this society do with their corpses? Bury(Muslims, Jews, Catholics, Orthodox), cremate(Hindus) or leave exposed on mountains(zoroastrians)
Do they cremate their dead? Or, how are dead bodies disposed of? See above
Is the family responsible for the body? Yes
What part do the priests play? Hindu, Zoroastrian and Christian priests pray for the dead.
Are there cemeteries at all?yes
Or, does everyone have a crypt in back with all the relatives in it?: no.
Do people visit the dead? If so, how often and why? Often to pay respects.
b]Suicide[/b]
What do people in this culture think about suicide? That it’s a sin.!
Is it the greatest sin one can commit? Or is it a sin at all? Not the greatest sin but see above.
Is it the great and last comfort of a tormented soul? Those who do so would say that.
Is it worse than murder? No but it’s not considered better either.
XVIII. Questions of Government.

What is the form of government? How is it structured? the country is ran by a monarchy but with a parliament called the Royal Jirga giving advice and an independent judiciary.
What are some of the most fundamental policies of the government? Islamic Law, religious tolerance and chivalry.
What is the political status of minority communities? They can participate and their nobles usually do.
How is government chosen? The Sultan is elected from the royal blood by the Royal Jirga.
What is the country’s general foreign policy? Cooperation with other nations unless attacked.
Who decides whether someone has broken a law? How? The judge, typically based on witness statements and evidence in possession of the accused or in lesser crimes the elders using the same basis.
What kinds of punishments are meted out? By whom? Why? Fines, compensation, warnings, corporal punishment, community service, exile, penance, imprisonment, impeachment and capital punishment.
Judges generally decide although elders can order up to 10 strokes of the cane, a fine or compensation of up to 10 gold dinars and up to two weeks imprisonment in a county jail. Police officers ensure punishment is carried out.
They are to protect the public, to make a statement of society’s values, to deter crime, to reform criminals and to satisfy the victims and society that justice is done.

How are new laws created or old ones changed? By the Sultan, subjected to the Chief Qadi’s approval.
Is there some form of clemency or pardon? What is involved? The judge exercises clemency for most crimes(including some murders) if remorse is shown. Furthermore the Sultan can pardon a criminal (protecting the criminal from all punishments save impeachment) or commute their sentence.
Who has the right to give orders, and why? Law officers(to enforce the law) and nobles(as it is consider their right and duty to lead).
What titles do various officials have? Qadi(judge), Khan(clan chief), Emir(lord), Kotwal(Police Chief, prison governor, Infantry captain), Aqīd(elected police commissioner, Colonel), Elder (magistrate/councillor), Munshi(teacher, civil servant), Mufti(theology or law professor) and Sahib(a generic term of respect) amongst others.
How are the rules different for officials as opposed to the common person?:
Yes, officials are often nobles with more power,
Officials have legal rights to exercise justice, they may have a coat of arms and in Punjab and Kashmir(but NOT Afghanistan) they are privileged by sumptuary laws.

How do government officials dress? Male high officials tend to wear a turban and shalwar khameez (either a white one or a black one typically) and a sword as well as carrying a Quran. female high officials wear a hijab, jilbab and necklace of office..
Is the law written down? Who interprets it? Yes it is, judges and elders.
Once accused, what recourse does someone have? Defending themselves in public or hiring a lawyer to do the same.
Is torture allowed? What kinds? Is capital punishment allowed? Torture is forbidden but not capital punishment.
How are criminals executed? Blowing from a gun(quick and possibly painless) after being given pain relief, a religious counsellor of their choice(E.G. Muslim Imam, Buddhist monk) and a special meal.
Who cannot rise to positions of leadership? Those convicted of slandering noblewomen, rape and child murder.
Is bribery allowed? Under what circumstances? Never allowed.
What makes someone a bad ruler in this society? What can be done about it? A ruler who is impious(so no secularism), a coward or violates people’s liberty in their homes. The Chief Qadi and a majority of the High Court can impeach such a ruler.
What are the most common or dangerous forms of criminal? The most common is probably affray(disturbing public order by fighting) by teenagers/young men.
The most dangerous are rapists since they would likely face death anyway if caught so kill victims and witnesses often


City Watch & Sheriffs
Is there a civilian police force, or is law enforcement the province of the military? There are civilian police forces such as Swat Valley Police and Peshawar Police.
Is the police force a nationalised one, or are there multiple regional forces? Regional.
How militant or vigilante are they? Are they usually or ever armed? not militant but equipped with a sword, baton and musket for self-Defence
What is the extent of their authority? Can they shoot you? Can they use magic? Can they torture or otherwise force a confession? Can they use telepathy?: they can arrest someone or carry out a search in an emergency and with probable cause or with a warrant. They cannot torture. Shooting is allowed in defence of themselves or the public.
Are there individuals or groups who are above the law? No but feudal lords in Punjab, gurus following an extreme interpretation of Hinduism, mountain bandits and the underworld want to be.
Is there a secret police? Depends what you mean. His Highness’s Intelligence Service gathers information on foreign enemies and domestic conspiracies.
What is the role of police informants, if any? No organised informants. Witnesses are vital though.
XIX. Questions of Warfare.

Does the country have an armed force? What types? The county has an Army(including for combat, infantry, cavalry and artillery) and a Marine corps. 200,000 people are in the military.
How do the armed forces compare with others in the region or world? It is well- trained, disciplined, highly-trained, high morale and committed for the region and world.
Who declares war? The Sultan
Who has the power to declare conditions of peace? The Sultan.
How are treaties negotiated? By sacred oaths to follow the treaty, marriages and exchanges of aristocratic hostages to become nobles in the host country.
What happens to prisoners taken in battle? They are well treated and typically gain their freedom in prisoner exchanges.
What weapons are favoured by the various armed forces? Ye cavalry use flintlocks, bows, sabres, lances and scimitars, the infantry use bows, muskets, bayonets, daggers, sabres and scimitars. The marines uses bows, flintlocks, sabres, muskets, cutlasses, bayonets, daggers and scimitars
What form of warfare does this society use? A variety but typically stealthy raids into enemy camps.
How do battles in the airs or waters or underworlds differ from surface warfare? Battles in water use canons
Who are the Elite warriors? What distinguishes them? Mubarizun(champions) or knights are members of elite cavalry(such as the Household Cavalry), elite light infantry(Yusufzai Mountaineers for example), the marines or the commissioned officer class of any regiment.
How does someone get command of troops? A commission from the Sultan after graduating military officer training in the ROTC or Kabul. Officer training is available based on higher education, military experience or noble blood.
Where do the loyalties of military units lie? To their comrades and to the Sultan.
Are there professional soldiers? Do they make up the bulk of the military? They exist but conscripts are the majority, conscripts train for at least 1 year though.
What is campaign or camp life like? For the officers it would be called Glamping if done in their spare time(they typically bring at least one wife and often another wife or a girlfriend).
Common soldiers don’t find it too hard either due to a government that values soldiers.Drug abuse is less common than in civilian life and so is theft but gambling and concubinage are common.!

What ethical or moral codes do warriors adhere to? A concept of chivalry based on patriotism, Pashtun and Punjabi culture and Islamic military jurisprudence. Protect women, don’t harm civilians or prisoners, stay loyal, never commit rape or perfidy, don’t destroy civilian property or loot it.
How are battle injuries treated? The same as similar injuries in civilian life, the army hires doctors as does the marines.
How long do wars typically last? A year
Has this society ever attacked another? What was the nature of that war? What would make this society go to war? Invaded Kashmir in a humanitarian but also imperial way. Responded to aggression from parts of Punjab. Now defending itself from a Rajput dynasty.
Has there ever been a civil war or a revolution? There have been small peasant revolts.
What do soldiers do when there's no war? Parades, natural disaster relief, training and guard duty. Also the Kabul Police is a military organisation.
Are there any current tensions / wars / embargoes etc with any other nations? Yes(see above)
Who are the country’s enemies? Whos winning the war? A Rajput dynas
[ty it is too soon to say the winner.

What defences are available to cities? The militia.
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Postby Afghanistan Punjab and Kashmir » Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:48 am

do social classes exist in YN? : yes
what is social class mostly about(if applicable): a combination personal and family honour
the highest social class(if applicable): the nobility
some typical occupations: Army or Marines Officer especially Army Officer, Mufti(Islamic scholar), hereditary local ruler, politician(in the Shura-E Sharifs, the upper house), tribal leader and Qadi(judge).
In titled
Hindu nobles might also be a Pandit.
typical pastimes : reading, polo, volunteering, politics, cross-country running, falconry, chess, studying, archery, horse and camel riding.
Clay pigeon shooting is a recent fashion.
description of typical education : primary schooling takes place with private tutors
description of typical values: chivalric values, multiculturalism, paternalism and a theocratic world view, family values, monarchism.

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Postby Synne Industries » Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:13 pm

What music does your leader generally listen to? "Lobby Jazz" as of 2085. Music taste has drastically changed over the years.
Does your leader play an instrument? Yes
If he/she does play an instrument, then which one? Piano
If he/she does play an instrument, is your leader particularly skilled at it? Not particularly, stuck in the purgatory of intermediate piano skills

Anything noteworthy related to your leader and music: Before 2077 and the "Apocalypse Now Drinking Game Incident" Mister Synne was able to replicate voices with surprising accuracy


Is the Military as institution viewed positively or negatively by the public(and which groups view it positively/negatively): Almost entirely positively, especially in wartime.

Are officers viewed positively or negatively: Positively in all branches, usually very casual and easygoing in the ground forces.

What qualities are officers viewed as having: In the ground forces, a sense of humor and good music taste. In other branches, educated and able to keep cool.

Are soldiers viewed positively or negatively?: Very positively, military discounts are a big thing in Synne Industries

What qualities are soldiers viewed as having?: Mastery in either small arms or military vehicles both in operation of the equipment and the design of the equipment

How does the Military influence society?: Due to conscription crime is usually low and when faced with danger most people are able to properly defend themselves

How does society influence the Military?: All branches except for the ground forces are only slightly influenced by society, only responding to military threats. The ground forces will often change its entire structure on a monthly basis due to "internet memes".

Are there any festivals linked to the Military: Though Ancypastan's "friendly shootouts" do not have any official limitations on who can participate it is often seen as impolite for someone to attack a former soldier, sailor or pilot during the event if you have not served in the military yourself.


Driving side: Right
Total roads: 290,000 km (2083)
· Paved(%): 93.9%
· Unpaved(%): 6.1%
Maximum speed: Unlimited
Average condition of roads: Perfect, repair nanomachines will "rebuild" the surface of almost all roads every 12 hours
Amount of vehicles registered: 1.19 billion


When did video games get introduced in your nation?: 1981
Are video games illegal?: No
What is the most popular videogame in YN?: Not recorded by state due to privacy concerns
How do they like to play it? (which platform do they play it on (e.g mobile): 84.1% PC 10.7% Console 5.2% Mobile
Do videogames have negative or positive effects? If yes, list them here: Positive, video games are used for roughly 35% of job-training programs
What are the top 10 most played video games in your nation?: Not recorded due to privacy concerns.
What videogames are banned in your nation, and why?: None.
How many people play videogames?: 99.2% Children 71.8% Adults
What is the percentage of people in your nation addicted to videogames?: Hours not recorded due to privacy concerns. Estimated 15 to 20% of Synnian gamers play for over 60 hours a week


SURFACE ONLY, SYNUNDER COMPLEX TOO LARGE TO CALCULATE ACCURATE NUMBERS
What is the annual energy consumption of your nation? 912,000 tWh/year
How much energy does your nation have? 2,088,000 tWh/year
What form of energy generation is the most prevalent (Coal/Oil/Solar/Wind/etc...)? Nuclear Fusion
Cost of energy (e.g. NS$ 0.01 / Watt): Average 0.035/kWh
Is your nation committed to using/converting to clean energy? Yes, 100% nuclear fusion is the ultimate goal for Synne Industries
Evaluate why for your choice for above question: Nuclear fusion is clean, efficient and creates many maintenance and fuel harvesting jobs.
Any other noteworthy remarks: Not really
Imagine the Ancap meme, then add a touch of fanatic nationalism.
Then add a symbiotic relationship between Government, Citizens
and Corporations out of fear of being bombed to hell by the others.
And for the final touch, add a highly secretive FFT, dimension warping
proto-nation watching over it all like a guardian angel. That's Synne Ind.
Right: 6.5
Libertarian: -5.08
Though I feel those numbers are
a bit too extreme for me
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Postby Noble Southern States » Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:40 pm

Are the judiciary appointed or elected? Elected.

What determines appointment of the the judiciary/ what do the electorate base their decision on? Well for a start judges must be licensed to practice law(Esquires) which requires a Doctorate Of Jurisprudence.
Judges tend be elected based on party loyalties, previous work with the community and a bit of immature mud slinging.

What powers do the judiciary have?
They can throw cases out of court, run the court case to ensure a fair trial, interpret the law which establishes case law and of course decide on sentencing.
Is their religious influence on the judicial system?
Yes, the Christian Democratic Party(part of the 3 Party system along with the Libertarian Party and The Nationalist Party) claim to “base every decision on the perceived will of God”.
What legal system do you have?
Old-school US style common law with elements of old mosaic law. Plus Jim Crow.
How are judges viewed? As southern gentlemen.

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Postby Louisiana Royale » Wed Sep 18, 2019 12:02 am

Is the Military as an institution viewed positively or negatively by the public (and which groups view it positively/negatively):

Are officers viewed positively or negatively:
Extremely positively

What qualities are officers viewed as having
Chivalry(including loyalty, respect, protectiveness of women, honesty, courage and piety) and professionalism as well as loyalty to King Michael Marie Bonaparte-De Anjou.

Are soldiers viewed positively or negatively?: very positively, as people doing their duty to their country.

What qualities are soldiers viewed as having?: honesty, loyalty, physical strength and bravery.

How does the Military influence society? The camaraderie improves race relations and the code of chivalry held by officers is used by gentlemen in general.

How does society influence the Military?: the culture of Louisiana is reflected in military culture.

Are there any festivals linked to the Military: yes National Day, Remembrance Day
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Postby Louisiana Royale » Wed Sep 18, 2019 12:18 am

Are the judiciary appointed or elected? Appointed by the Chief Justice who is elected by the High Court Of Royal Justice.

What determines appointment of the the judiciary/ what do the electorate base their decision on?
Typically their performance and ethics as a lawyer, though classism is a factor.
What powers do the judiciary have?
Deciding guilt or innocence, sentencing and legal matters.
Is their religious influence on the judicial system?
To a point. Catholicism has some influence.
What legal system do you have?
Civil law based on the Code Napoleon.
How are judges viewed? As gentlemen. noblesse de robe.

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Domestic violence in your nation?

Postby Vallermoore » Wed Sep 18, 2019 5:20 pm

Is it legal for someone to beat (or worse) their husband/wife?
If not, what happens to those who do such things and are convicted of it?
How often are people convicted of domestic violence in practise?


Not only is domestic violence illegal in Vallermoore and grounds for divorce and alimony, depending on how serious it is, the person can be fined, themselves whipped, given a no-contact order, jailed, or for murder or permanently paralysing someone where the person cannot be healed, can be hanged for it and their body buried in the prison grounds.

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Postby Syeadeshistania » Wed Sep 18, 2019 5:40 pm

Domestic violence only results in a fine, if severe enough. However if it is a female doing the crime, they usually are given heavier fines.

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Postby Louisiana Royale » Thu Sep 19, 2019 12:07 am

Is it legal for someone to beat (or worse) their husband/wife? No.
If not, what happens to those who do such things and are convicted of it? Typically Wife-beaters are caned and sentenced to 5-11 years with parole available after 2.5 to 5.5 years if earned. Husband beaters tend to just be convicted of assault and get 9 months to 2 years.
How often are people convicted of domestic violence in practise? Rarely as it is hard to prove.

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