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Astoriya
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Astoria's Q&A (open)

Postby Astoriya » Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:35 am

In order to answer any potential questions that any nation has, Astoria's federal government has decided to tape a question-and-answer programme, with an expected runtime of an infinite amount of minutes.

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The house rules are simple:

  1. Please indicate whether the question is IC or OOC.
  2. Just be civil.
  3. Ask anything that you want!

With that all said, have you got any questions about Astoria? Ask them in this thread!

(cheers)
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Hystaria
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Postby Hystaria » Fri Mar 01, 2019 3:16 pm

Is this your first nation, if not who?
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Postby Astoriya » Sat Mar 02, 2019 2:47 am

Hystaria wrote:Is this your first nation, if not who?

(Is this IC or OOC?)

OOC: no, this is actually my third nation - I started my first nation around 2011-12, and I don't remember its name. In 2012, I moved on to create Kayana, which lasted until mid-2014, when I got bored of NS. Then in October last year, I came back, and here we are.

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Ariwana
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Postby Ariwana » Sat Mar 02, 2019 6:31 am

In IC: what your national ideology ?
In OOC: do you know the ideology of Pancasila ?
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Postby Astoriya » Sun Mar 03, 2019 11:45 pm

Ariwana wrote:In IC: what your national ideology ?
In OOC: do you know the ideology of Pancasila ?

IC:
'This is actually a little hard to answer, but if I have to guess, it's free-market capitalism, mixed in with some socialistic and environmental ideas. Ooh, I could give it a name for that!'
OOC:
yes - if I remember it's used by Indonesia

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Postby Pan-Asiatic States » Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:17 am

How did you find out about NS?
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Pan-Asiatic States wrote:How did you find out about NS?


/bump
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Leskya
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Postby Leskya » Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:08 pm

OOC: When did you first gain an interest in politics/nation-running?
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IC: "How did Astoria first get its sovereignty/independence/establishment?"
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Postby Libumelland » Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:23 pm

IC: why do you hate Y’s so much?

IC: So you have humans, and animals as the population. Is there a name for a cross breed (1/2 animal and 1/2 human), a name for someone of 3/4 animal and 1/4 human, and a name for someone of 1/4 animal and 3/4 human?
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Postby The Srovsk State » Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:28 pm

IC: Can humans still put leashes on dogs or is that a crime?
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Postby Astoriya » Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:31 pm

Wow, I've really got a lot to go through... sorry guys for the late response, but here are your answers! :)


Leskya wrote:OOC: When did you first gain an interest in politics/nation-running?

(For politics, I'd say between 2016 & the American presidential election, due to me looking round Facebook right-wing accounts [of which at the time there were many, & still are], & seeing the most arse-brained comments I've ever seen.)
(For nation running, I actually can't give you a definite answer - I'm guessing around 2010/2011-ish?)



Libumelland wrote:IC: why do you hate Y’s so much?

IC: So you have humans, and animals as the population. Is there a name for a cross breed (1/2 animal and 1/2 human), a name for someone of 3/4 animal and 1/4 human, and a name for someone of 1/4 animal and 3/4 human?

(OOC: Simply because it's really annoying to explain to everyone why I choose to be named without the Y, tl;dr someone took the name that I wanted.)

IC: 'We haven't had many cases of crossbreeds, so I'll have to say no to your question, there aren't any terms for such things - sorry!'
Ally Byrnes, bystander



Samudera Darussalam wrote:OOC: Why do you choose the name 'Astoria'?

(I'm a little confused here - do you mean how I came up with the name Astoria? Because, simply put, I don't remember, sorry. However, if you meant why I prefer to be called Astoria, see above.)



Aurevbush wrote:IC: "How did Astoria first get its sovereignty/independence/establishment?"
-Professor Dave Emmett

IC: 'Well, you see, originally Astoria was a monarchy, which controlled most of the island. However, in the late summer of 1643, the King of the day decided to impose taxes on all of his subjects, including the nobles. Delegations were sent from each corner of the island in order to try and persuade the King to reconsider his decision, though he refused. Keep in mind that the taxes were not adjusted according to each person's financial status, so if you were rich, you wouldn't really feel the pinch. However, like the majority of Astorians at the time, if you were a farmer, then the taxes took a big chunk out of your savings. As you might guess, both townspeople and country folk were not amused by the King's decision, which set off a popular revolt calling for the King's overthrow. On August 26th, he was booted from power, and unlike other revolts, didn't result in him being executed. The King still held some power in the new Parliament's decision-making, but would ultimately never prove to be a greater force ever again, and his descendants are still accorded that same little privilege. On August 27th, a new republic was declared, with an unprecedented new constitution. Thanks for asking!
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Pan-Asiatic States wrote:How did you find out about NS?

(OOC: You may not believe it, but I inadvertently found it through our 'saviour' Max Barry himself - I'm not even joking! Let me explain: I was on one of those city-building websites, specifically this one. So one day in 2013 as I was playing it, I noticed a new user by the name of
herbshire
. I then introduced myself to him, and somewhere along the line of conversation, he said that he was the creator of this very site. I took one look at the homepage, and noticed the millions of nations counter, which looked rather suspicious. I later inquired whether he wasn't just one of those spambots which were common in the game's forum, and he seemed to convince me that yes, he did actually create NS. Intrigued, I then set up a nation under the name of Kayana, and well, here we are.)



The Srovsk State wrote:IC: Can humans still put leashes on dogs or is that a crime?

IC: 'Huh? *yawns* I don't understand what you mean by that, sorry.'
Neil Crookfur, bystander



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Postby Samudera Darussalam » Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:55 am

OOC: Why do you choose the name 'Astoria'?
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Postby Astoriya » Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:23 am

More questions, please! :)

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Postby Palmyrion » Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:33 am

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Re: Astoria's Q&A (open)

Postby Yohannes » Sun Apr 21, 2019 2:45 pm

Out-of-character question: Hi Astoria :D How did you find NationStates, and what made you stay? Thank u Image
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Postby -Astoria » Sun May 12, 2019 2:23 am

Heads up : I'll be using this nation from now on. Continue to send in your questions! :)


Palmyrion wrote:"What is Astoria's view on Palmyrion, a socially liberal and progressive state with a social market economy?"
-Elijah Herman, Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Royal Palmyrion Commonwealth



'We think that they could be quite a good trading partner to deal with - though we are a little wary of the fact that they appear to not only have weapons of mass destruction, they also seem too have chemical & biological weapons.
However, (cut this out if you do not use NS stats) we have found out that the nation appears to use capital punishment, which, unless it was last used decades ago, makes us not only hostile to such a nation, but also, we will not do any sort of business with them, or let any of their citizens into our country ; and vice versa. This is because we don't want our citizens to end up like this - ie. we don't need them coming back in body bags.

-Neil Gamble, Foreign Secretary



Yohannes wrote:Out-of-character question: Hi Astoria :D How did you find NationStates, and what made you stay? Thank u (Image)



OOC: Hello! Sorry, but someone already asked this question, but I'll put in my answer for you:
Astoria wrote:You may not believe it, but I inadvertently found it through our 'saviour' Max Barry himself - I'm not even joking! Let me explain: I was on one of those city-building websites, specifically this one. So one day in 2013 as I was playing it, I noticed a new user by the name of
herbshire
. I then introduced myself to him, and somewhere along the line of conversation, he said that he was the creator of this very site. I took one look at the homepage, and noticed the millions of nations counter, which looked rather suspicious. I later inquired whether he wasn't just one of those spambots which were common in the game's forum, and he seemed to convince me that yes, he did actually create NS. Intrigued, I then set up a nation under the name of Kayana, and well, here we are.)
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Postby Ivelboria » Mon May 13, 2019 1:28 pm

OOC - What do you like most about NS?
IC - What is the etymology behind "Astoriya"?
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Postby -Astoria » Tue May 14, 2019 2:26 am

Neviersia wrote:OOC - What do you like most about NS?
IC - What is the etymology behind Astoria?



(OOC: eh, I haven't really got a thing about NS that I like the most, though if I had to guess, it's the trivia challenge we had last month - that was pretty fun.)


IC:
'Well basically, the name "Astoria" is just the Anglicising of the state that was already in existince when the British arrived, called Akdalau. Apparently, they could not pronounce such a name, so they decided to replace it with a name that was slightly easier for them to wrap their tongues around.'
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Postby -Astoria » Wed May 15, 2019 9:29 am

/bump
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'Where both the real & cartoon worlds collide.'
⭐|Overview | |Anthem| ⩸|Policies | ⛅|Climate | (ᵔᴥᵔ)|Leader | ⩧|Capital Act | ☰|News | Ø| Defences (see here as well) | ⌨|Licence plates | ?|Thoughts about Astoria | ☝|The anthro scale | ☎|Q&A | §|NS rankings (ignore tax) | Current year - 2019

PS wrote:"Anthropomorphic animals deserve more recognition in NationStates! Therefore, I must make a country based on Zootopia!"

(with humans in it, ofc)
o, danke
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Postby Palmyrion » Wed May 15, 2019 9:31 pm

"In the event of a military invasion or an armed insurgency, what will Astoria do, given that it has no military of any sort? Who will defend it? Is it willing to take up arms?"
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Postby -Astoria » Thu May 16, 2019 12:26 am

Palmyrion wrote:"In the event of a military invasion or an armed insurgency, what will Astoria do, given that it has no military of any sort? Who will defend it? Is it willing to take up arms?"
-SCOM Corazon Angeli S. Abellar
Supreme Commandant, Armed Forces of Palmyrion



'One would do well to read our factbooks.'
The Republic of Astoria | Il-Rokikkraku du' Akdalu
'Where both the real & cartoon worlds collide.'
⭐|Overview | |Anthem| ⩸|Policies | ⛅|Climate | (ᵔᴥᵔ)|Leader | ⩧|Capital Act | ☰|News | Ø| Defences (see here as well) | ⌨|Licence plates | ?|Thoughts about Astoria | ☝|The anthro scale | ☎|Q&A | §|NS rankings (ignore tax) | Current year - 2019

PS wrote:"Anthropomorphic animals deserve more recognition in NationStates! Therefore, I must make a country based on Zootopia!"

(with humans in it, ofc)
o, danke
Twitter|Pinterest|Discord | If you support liberal democratic capitalism, paste into sig: $LFD | レンとスティンピー ❤ fan | goodnight everybody | 益|A big injustice | 益|Idiocy | NS' resident ☪ furry (no, not like those ones *yech*)
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Postby Aurevbush » Thu May 16, 2019 11:01 am

OOC: Is you really a furry nation like with anthropomorphic foxes and wolves as a population or is that just a circulating meme? Just outta curiosity.
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Given the political diversity in Aurevbush, they may or may not represent my actual views. You'll never know. >:)
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