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Esquarium: Modern Worldbuilding and RP! [MT, Sign-Ups]

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Iglesian Archipelago
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Esquarium: Modern Worldbuilding and RP! [MT, Sign-Ups]

Postby Iglesian Archipelago » Sun May 26, 2019 9:05 am

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[ INTRODUCTION ] · [ THE MAP ] · [ OUR WORLD ] · [ SOME OF OUR WORK ] · [ OLD THREAD ] · [ APPLY ]


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Founded in 2011, Esquarium is a realistic, closed-world, modern-tech worldbuilding and roleplaying community and with a recent restructuring we are better than ever.

We're home to a fun, active community of both worldbuilders and roleplayers that is always looking for new members to join the community. With an extensive regional lore and things for both roleplayers and worldbuilders, Esquarium is dedicated to creating a vivid, dynamic world with a unique twist on the world that we are used to.

Esquarium is also a place of firsts, proudly boasting:


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Esquarium strives to create a plausible, yet unique, world.

Esquarium makes a concerted effort to create reasonable nations rooted in the same institutions and technologies that we are familiar with on Earth. This means that the large and sprawling empires of billions of citizens that are omnipresent in International Incidents are unheard of in Esquarium. Rather, the user is encouraged to create a nation that could conceivably exist in a realistic setting, with real people, a coherent identity and a nuanced history.

As such, Esquarium is a much more multipolar world than most regions, without any true superpowers but rather featuring several continental and multinational groupings based on geopolitical interest and ideology, from the armed NOSDO Alliance to the democratic Esquarian Community.

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Esquarium is separate from the NS multiverse.

Like our much-beloved planet Earth, Esquarium is its own world, created, written and maintained by us Esquarians. As a closed-world region, we do not share a canon with the greater NationStates multiverse or with other regions, which allows us greater creative freedom in shaping our world. Instead, we inhabit our own planet: Esquarium.

Orbiting around the star Aurorum, Esquarium has a long and storied history spanning thousands of years, featuring the rise and fall of grand empires, fabulous trading kingdoms, and great conquerors. From the Great Monic Migration that peopled monic regions to the War of the Njord that changed the face of Nordania, Esquarian history is a fabulous saga made possible by the creative canvas of a closed world.

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Esquarium is situated in the present.

Esquarium is a modern tech region, operating within the confines of 2019 technology. As such, there are no musketeers or railguns in our world, in order to give people a level playing field and a basic guideline for worldbuilding, since it is easier to worldbuild and roleplay in a familiar world than an entirely alien one. As such, while some futuristic products do exist in Esquarium, everything remains within both the confines of feasibility and practicality.

Esquarium subscribes to a strict definition of modern tech (hard MT) based on practical modern uses, as opposed to the looser concepts of NSMT based on hypothetical conceivability. As such, fleets of guided-missile nuclear battleships and other impractical technologies, although possible, will not be found in Esquarium.

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Esquarium has a rich and constantly-growing lore.

Esquarium focuses heavily on hashing out our nations, not only as a means of enhancing roleplay but as an end unto itself, as it allows us to create a more vibrant world that could very much come to life, with real, three-dimensional places, cultures and peoples. We strive to create a living, breathing world with unique settings, characters and events both by ourselves and through collaboration with the region on creating a unified canon. This can be a daunting task at first, but with the support of the other members and with your own imagination you can help us develop Esquarium to something entirely its own.

We do much of this work offsite on IIWiki, where we create articles on everything from airlines and cities to transports and sexy fun times. Inexperienced in working on a collaborative wiki? Don't worry, we'll be more than happy to lend a helping hand. On the discord you will find several mentors from active duty soldiers to engineers, ready to help you out.

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Esquarium has roleplays of all genres and styles.

Our roleplays are not confined to any one genre, but rather are spread all across many genres. From tourists visiting other countries, to sporting events, to international incidents between other countries that could lead up to war, all the way to people testing the limits of technology and human ingenuity, and everything in between, you have an endless pool of ideas to choose from. If you don't like any of the current roleplays, or just want to inject something fresh into Esquarium, you may start your own roleplay.

Examples of our past roleplays have been as diverse as the interests of our community. As a preview, they include:

• The biannual Coupe d'Esquarium, a football (soccer) tournament for all nations in the region;

Someone Set Us Up the Bomb, an action roleplay where an airliner carrying 364 souls is hijacked by a radical separatist group;

The Esquarian Summit, an annual, G20-like meeting of global leaders to discuss the most pressing crises and issues facing the planet;

That Sinking Feeling, a character-based roleplay where a multinational group of researchers are locked together in a submersible habitat... for science!

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Esquarium is always looking for new members, like you.

We have a colourful collection of people from all races, backgrounds, religions, and political views: from Denmark to New Zealand, and everywhere in between, we are a diverse and welcoming region. Each of us has our own abilities, and special niches, meaning that even if you may not feel like you fit in any one particular niche, you will eventually find your own area of expertise: from military to linguistics, from religions to history, from graphic design to humour, and anywhere in between. And if you need help, we are willing to help you with what we have: if you want a good Chinese-speaking nation, we've got people who speak Chinese;
if you want your maps to look less terrible, we've got graphic designers who can help you; if you want to improve your networking skills, we have that too.

So, what are you waiting for? Feel free to hop on board! We are always looking for new members to help us build an interesting world. We don't expect you to be active every day and in every aspect of the region. More interested in writing IIwiki articles than character RPs? No problem. We welcome new and experienced players alike and we'd be glad to have any style of play.



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Notice to other regions: Please have the courtesy not use the format or text of this thread without asking for permission first. We'll be glad to give it, but please don't copy-paste!
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Postby Iglesian Archipelago » Sun May 26, 2019 9:06 am


[ INTRODUCTION ] · [ THE MAP ] · [ OUR WORLD ] · [ SOME OF OUR WORK ] · [ OLD THREAD ] · [ APPLY ]


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"A very snazzy map." - Albert Einstein, probably

"10/10" - IGN


The Esquarian map is a collaborative effort that has existed in various incarnations since 2012. Needless to say, it has come a long way since its origins as a multicolour atrocity worthy of /r/CrappyDesign. To learn how to get on the map, please read on!

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[ INTRODUCTION ] · [ THE MAP ] · [ OUR WORLD ] · [ SOME OF OUR WORK ] · [ OLD THREAD ] · [ APPLY ]


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Our apologies, this section still under construction.

In the meantime, if you would like to know more about Esquarium's world, please join our Discord chat server.


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Postby Iglesian Archipelago » Sun May 26, 2019 9:10 am


[ INTRODUCTION ] · [ THE MAP ] · [ OUR WORLD ] · [ SOME OF OUR WORK ] · [ OLD THREAD ] · [ APPLY ]


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Sound interesting? Join us now!

Please complete the following application. You will be accepted after receiving two approvals. One of us will be with you shortly to approve you or offer some suggestions for revisions before accepting you. You will not be denied except in exceptional circumstances.

Approval panel: Sjealand, Qianrong, Montecara, Milenka, Gibberan

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[b][u]BASIC INFORMATION[/u][/b]
[i]For this section, please fill out the requested information.[/i]

[b]Country name:[/b]
[b]Government system:[/b]
[b]Population:[/b]
[b]Language(s):[/b]
[b]Ethnic composition:[/b]
[b]GDP per capita:[/b]
[b]Map claim (high-resolution Imgur link):[/b]


[b][u]ADDITIONAL INFORMATION (optional)[/u][/b]
[i]For this section, please fill out the requested information. Filling out this section is suggested to help us get a better idea of your nation but not required.[/i]

[b]Human Development Index:[/b]
[b]Gini coefficient:[/b]
[b]Major resources:[/b]
[b]Major imports:[/b]
[b]Military personnel:[/b]
[b]Types of equipment and military capabilities:[/b]
[b]Foreign policy stance (e.g. non-interventionist):[/b]


[b][u]LONG-ANSWER QUESTIONS[/u][/b]
[i]For this section, please provide at least a paragraph for each. You may provide a link to a previous piece of writing in lieu of a writing sample.[/i]

[b]Please describe your nation.[/b]

[b]Please provide a writing sample (recommended types: roleplay post, wiki article or news article).[/b]


[b][u]IN YOUR OPINION...[/u][/b]
[i]For this section, please answer the question from your honest and critical perspective.[/i]

[b]...what role will your nation play in Esquarium?:[/b]
[b]...what are the strengths of your nation?:[/b]
[b]...what are the weaknesses of your nation?:[/b]
[b]...in what ways could your nation be viewed as "overpowered"?:[/b]


[b][u]OOC NOTES[/u][/b]
[i]For this section, please fill out the requested information and follow the instructions listed within parentheses.[/i]

[b]I am primarily interested in... (delete as appropriate):[/b] roleplaying/worldbuilding/both equally
[b]How did you hear about Esquarium?:[/b]
[b]Names of other NS accounts:[/b]
[b]Former regions:[/b]
[b]Discord username (N/A if none):[/b]
[b]IIwiki username (N/A if none):[/b]

[b]Anything else to add? (optional):[/b] [/blocktext]
Notice to other regions: Please do not take the code of our application without asking for permission first, as has happened in the past. We'll be glad to give it, but please don't copy-paste!



After posting your application, please join our Discord chat server. It makes it a lot easier to communicate. We'll help you integrate your nation into Esquarian canon and suggest some fixes.

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    BASIC INFORMATION
    For this section, please fill out the requested information.

    Country name: Your country's official, legal name (e.g. United States of America as opposed to USA, US or America)
    Government system: A brief summary of your government system (e.g. unitary semi-presidential republic, military junta, highly decentralized confederation).
    Population: Please keep this number realistic. The higher it is, the more likely it is that we may ask you to revise it.
    Language(s): The languages natively spoken in your nation.
    Ethnic composition: The makeup (with percentages, preferably) of ethnic groups in your nation.
    GDP per capita: GDP per capita is, more or less, the average amount of wealth each citizen possesses. It is calculated by dividing the GDP (the total value of the economy) by the population.


    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION (optional)
    For this section, please fill out the requested information. Filling out this section is suggested to help us get a better idea of your nation but not required.

    Human Development Index: The Human Development Index is a measure of development in a nation. Here's a handy calculator.
    Gini coefficient: The Gini coefficient is a measure of inequality in a nation. Here's a list of RL countries' Gini coefficients for comparison purposes.
    Major resources: The major natural or economic resources that can be found in your nation.
    Major imports: The main things that your nation either lacks or is short of and therefore has to import from abroad.
    Military personnel: The total number of active military personnel.
    Types of equipment and military capabilities: A brief description is fine (e.g. brown-water navy and mostly Soviet equipment with very poor projection capabilities that do not extend past the country's borders)
    Foreign policy stance (e.g. non-interventionist): Your country's stance towards interacting with other nations (e.g. isolationist, non-interventionist, liberal interventionist, interventionist, imperialist, expansionist, irrendentist)


    LONG-ANSWER QUESTIONS
    For this section, please provide at least a paragraph for each. You may provide a link to a previous piece of writing in lieu of a writing sample.

    Please describe your nation.
    Tell us about your nation's history and how it is today.

    Please provide a writing sample (recommended types: roleplay post, wiki article or news article).
    A link goes here. If you do not have a past writing sample, please either post:

    (i) an introduction paragraph to a Wikipedia-style article about any topic of your choosing,
    (ii) a news article on any topic (topic idea if you're stuck: Politician resigns after being found guilty of corruption),
    (iii) a roleplay on any topic and in any style (topic idea if you're stuck: An assassin strikes at the Queen's wedding),
    (iv) some other type of creative or descriptive writing.


    IN YOUR OPINION...
    For this section, please answer the question from your honest and critical perspective.

    ...what role will your nation play in Esquarium?: Give us an idea of what to expect from your nation in RP in terms of diplomatic and military actions. Write as much or as little as you feel is necessary.

    ...what are the strengths of your nation?: Please analyze your nation's geopolitical, military and economic strengths and the ways by which they could potentially affect the status quo in the region. Write as much or as little as you feel is necessary.

    ...what are the weaknesses of your nation?: Please analyze your nation's geopolitical, military and economic weaknesses, then ask yourself if you've struck a reasonable balance between strengths and weaknesses.

    ...in what ways could your nation be viewed as "overpowered"?: Self-descriptive. If you don't think that we will ask you to do this, you may skip this question.


    OOC NOTES
    For this section, please fill out the requested information and follow the instructions listed within parentheses.

    I am primarily interested in... (delete as appropriate): roleplaying/worldbuilding/both equally
    How did you hear about Esquarium?: It's just out of curiosity. We don't bite.
    Names of other NS accounts: Please list any other notable identity by which you have gone in the past. You may TG Ainin if you don't want to answer publicly.
    Discord username (N/A if none): Self-explanatory.
    IIwiki username (N/A if none): Self-explanatory.

    Anything else to add? (optional): Self-explanatory.

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    BASIC INFORMATION
    For this section, please fill out the requested information.

    Country name: Xiaodong
    Government system: Unitary dominant-party parliamentary republic
    De facto dictatorship
    Population: 138,360,000
    Language(s): Mandarin Chinese (majority)
    Hakka Chinese (minority)
    Tungusic conlang (minority)
    Ethnic composition: Xiaodongese (Han Chinese)
    Duljunese (Tungusic)
    GDP per capita: $8,685 (PPP)
    $2,906 (nominal)


    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION (optional)
    For this section, please fill out the requested information. Filling out this section is suggested to help us get a better idea of your nation but not required.

    Human Development Index: 0.744
    Gini coefficient: 36.8
    Major resources: Coal, bauxite, rice, tea, iron
    Major imports: Uranium, motor vehicles, aircraft and aerospace, electronics, information technology, pharmaceuticals, medical equipment, weapons, consumer goods
    Military personnel: 1,050,750 total (585,500 active, 225,000 in reserve and 240,250 paramilitary groups)
    Types of equipment and military capabilities: The military mostly uses a mix of Soviet (Tuthinian) Xiaodongese (Chinese reserved-engineered Soviet tech) and Turkish (Ankoreni) military equipment. The Xiaodongese military would be mechanised with a large amount of tanks and armoured fighting vehicles whilst maintaining a green-water navy; however its airforce is poorly equipped and underfunded. Xiaodong’s most significant military advantage is an arsenal of chemical, biological and nuclear weapons with 40-80 nuclear warheads with a sea and land based delivery system.
    Foreign policy stance (e.g. non-interventionist): Xiaodong’s foreign policy is revanchist towards its neighbours which hold territories that were formally Xiaodngese, with a interventionist attitude within the Borean region.


    LONG-ANSWER QUESTIONS
    For this section, please provide at least a paragraph for each. You may provide a link to a previous piece of writing in lieu of a writing sample.

    Please describe your nation. The home of the Xiaodongese people, Xiaodong was first united by the Jianzhao Emperor in 200 BEC under the Xiang dynasty which ruled Xiaodong from 200 BCE to its collapse in 500 CE - during the rule of the Xiang dynasty Confucianism and Taoism became prevalent. Following the Xiang for 100 years Xiaodong was politically unstable in the period known as the "War of Four Kingdoms" as rival warlords and nobles fought for control. In 731 Xiaodong was united again under the Tao dynasty. In 1415 the Tao dynasty was usurped by the Jiao clan who created the Jiao dynasty. Although initially wealthy, by the 1600's the Jiao dynasty was being torn apart by civil war and uprisings, most disastrously the Red Orchid Rebellion in 1656. In 1680 the dynasty finally collapsed, resulting in a Senrian warlord to conquer Xiaodong and create the Toki Sougunate. In 1866 military officers staged the Baiqiao Revolution which overthrew the Toki Shogunate and the enthronement of the Xiyong Emperor who created the Heavenly Xiaodongese Empire (a semi-constitutional monarchy) and oversaw a Xiaodong became a prominent power in the Borean region. In1927 Xiaodong invading Senria starting the Senrian-Xiaodongese War. The war resulted in a Xiaodongese defeat and internal rebellion with the creation of the State of Xiaodong and the start of the Xiaodongese Civil War. These military failures led to in 1936 the Xiaodongese government to be overthrown in the Corrective Revolution by a group of young military officers who created the Auspicious Republic of Xiaodong, an ostensibly democratic republic, but in practice a dominant party "guided democracy" under the Xiaodong Regeneration Society headed by Lu Keqian who enacted many far reaching political, economic and social reforms. In 1988 Xiaodong transitioned into a multi-party democracy and after 1984 began to marketise its economy, although the Xiaodong Regeneration Society has maintained a monopoly on political power. In 2009 Xiaodong acquired nuclear weapons. This political hegemony was challenged in 2017 leading to the beginning of "Normalisation under Yuan Xiannian.


    Please provide a writing sample (recommended types: roleplay post, wiki article or news article).


    06:00 Rongzhuo Time
    20th August
    8th Gate, Xiaodongese-Narmadi Border



    As the sun rose with its weak rays illuminating the frayed grassland, the usual morning birdsong was punctured by the sounds of mortars slamming into the ground, sending dust and bodies flying into the air. The shouts of Xiaodongese soldiers could be heard as machine gun fire tore through bodies in all directions.

    “Advance forward!” Wang heard over the gunfire as he scrambled from behind a ditch that had been crudely dug several days before.

    The Xiaodongese troops just a half hour before had with reinforcements launched a surprise attack on the Senrians, with mortars hitting their watchtowers as troops advanced towards the Senrian gate. The weatherbeaten path between the two gates was now littered with bodies stained red, some Xiaodongese others Senrian. The barbed wire fence was in tangles from grenade and mortar explosions that had uprooted the ground around it.

    Wang had felt exhilarated as the Senrians had been shelled into the dirt. He rushed out the ditch towards the cover of a bombed out truck, before peering over and firing several shots at a Senrian; he couldn’t see if he had hit a single one as he ducked for cover again.


    IN YOUR OPINION...
    For this section, please answer the question from your honest and critical perspective.

    ...what role will your nation play in Esquarium?: Xiaodong aims to be a regional power in the Eastern Borean region as well as having a significant impact on the history of the region and to be internationally seen as one of the more important rogue nations/developing countries.
    ...what are the strengths of your nation?: The strengths of Xiaodong lie in its formidable military capabilities and its large population which enable it to project power in the Borean region. Xiaodong’s large industrial and coal resources also means it could be seen as a potential industrial powerhouse.
    ...what are the weaknesses of your nation?: Despite economic potential Xiaodong is rife with poverty, weak economic growth and its industrial base is outclassed by its neighbours. Diplomatically other nations rather poor relations with Xiaodong means it is isolated on the world stage limiting its influence, and its weak airforce means its military has deficiencies. Corruption, overpopulation, terrorism and ethnic tensions also weaken Xiaodong internally.
    ...in what ways could your nation be viewed as "overpowered"?: Xiaodong during the 1900’s can be seen as slightly overpowered due to its very fast industrialization. As well as this its significant military, WMD’s and large population can also be seen as excessive.


    OOC NOTES
    For this section, please fill out the requested information and follow the instructions listed within parentheses.

    I am primarily interested in... (delete as appropriate): Primarily worldbuilding but I do enjoy roleplaying
    How did you hear about Esquarium?: I honesting can’t remember
    Names of other NS accounts: Jabari Socialist Jamahiriya, Marirana
    Discord username (N/A if none): 晓 [Xiaodong and Jabar]
    IIwiki username (N/A if none): Xiaodong

    Anything else to add? (optional):



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  • You may either link to a previous RP or write a paragraph or two from scratch for the RP sample. A good, professional news article is acceptable as an RP.
  • You may write about anything for your RP sample. Here's some ideas if you get stuck: Your country's generals inform you of an impending nuclear strike; An assassin strikes on the Queen's wedding day; A newspaper article about a hurricane
  • Please don't claim to be a great power from the start, and try to keep the population size reasonable. Remember that in real life, less than 6% of countries have over 100 million people and less than 12% have over 50 million people.
  • Please choose a contiguous spot over an island. If you really need to be an island, please explain why in the application.
  • We would prefer it if you placed your nation in a culturally realistic position
  • Don't be afraid to edit your coastline to your liking. In fact, we highly encourage it!


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[u][b]BASIC INFORMATION[/b][/u]
[b]This is a request for:[/b] [ ] Territorial expansion | [ ] Population expansion | [ ] GDP expansion | [ ] Nuclear weapons
[b]Describe the requested increase in detail:[/b]
[b]New map claim (image URL, skip if N/A):[/b]

[u][b]ADDITIONAL DETAILS[/b][/u]
[b]Why is this stat increase necessary?[/b]
[b]What impact will this increase have on your IC nation's strength?[/b]
[b]How will this stat increase contribute to your roleplaying and worldbuilding?[/b]

[u][b]CRITICAL DISCUSSION[/b][/u]
[b]List at least two other ways that the desired IC benefit can be achieved:[/b]
[b]Critically discuss how will this stat increase may affect other nations or regional geopolitics:[/b]
[b]How have you contributed towards furthering the roleplaying and worldbuilding community of the region during your presence so far?[/b]

I acknowledge that any acceptance is conditional on the increase having productive roleplaying utility to the region as a whole, and that it may be rescinded at any time if it becomes derelict or conducive towards powergaming.

Your stats increase will be approved upon the agreement of two individuals responsible for accepting applications.
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BASIC INFORMATION
For this section, please fill out the requested information.

Country name: Kingdom of Mespalia
Government system: Unitary parliamentary democracy with an electoral monarchy
Population: 35,265,835
Language(s): Mespalian, French
Ethnic composition: 83,2% Native Mespalian, 13,6% Mespalian French, 1,4% Pannonian, 1,8% Other
GDP per capita: $45,785
Map claim (high-resolution Imgur link): Here. Claim also includes islands on the top right, some of them are missing in this version of the map because I dun goofd.



ADDITIONAL INFORMATION (optional)
For this section, please fill out the requested information. Filling out this section is suggested to help us get a better idea of your nation but not required.

Human Development Index: .897
Gini coefficient: 26.1
Major resources: gold, silver, gemstones, coffee, tropical fruit, spirits, chemicals, electrical goods, machinery, vehicles
Major imports: foodstuffs, oil and oil products like plastics, coal, iron and steel
Military personnel: 69,000 + conscripts
Types of equipment and military capabilities: Green-water navy, limited power projection capabilities
Foreign policy stance (e.g. non-interventionist): Non-interventionist, supportive of democracies


LONG-ANSWER QUESTIONS
For this section, please provide at least a paragraph for each. You may provide a link to a previous piece of writing in lieu of a writing sample.

Please describe your nation. Mespalia (Mespalian: Mechpælæ, /'meʃpælæ/), officially known as the Kingdom of Mespalia (Mespalian: Mechpælæn râcunta, /'meʃpælæn rɑːkuntɑ/) is a Conitian country in Esquarium. Located on a small peninsula just north of the Tropic of Gemini, it is the westernmost sovereign state in mainland Conitia. The country is a parliamentary democracy and an electoral monarchy, with the head of state being elected amongst the nobility.

Mespalia is inhabited by Mespalians, a Nevanic people originating from northern Nordania, who settled in present-day Mespalia sometime around 500 BC. In addition, the country has a significant Aininian minority dwelling along the western coast. For most of its early existence, Mespalia consisted of dozens of small, fragmented pagan chiefdoms and principalities. Kingdom of Ainin invaded the area starting in 1141 and by 1145, the entire area of present-day Mespalia had become a semi-autonomous province of Ainin known as the Principality of Mespalia. Aininian power lasted almost seven centuries, until the country declared its independence in 1804 during the aftermath of the Aininian Revolution.

Today, Mespalia is a small Conitian regional power with a robust social market economy and a high standard of living. Mespalian political system is relatively stable, though concerns have been raised by some human rights activists regarding the King's right to interfere in day-to-day running of the state as well as restrictions on voting rights imposed on some groups.

Please provide a writing sample (recommended types: roleplay post, wiki article or news article). See my IIwiki


IN YOUR OPINION...
For this section, please answer the question from your honest and critical perspective.

...what role will your nation play in Esquarium?: It's going to be a small regional power
...what are the strengths of your nation?: Wealthy, relatively stable
...what are the weaknesses of your nation?: It's pretty damn small and internally pillarized between the Native Mespalian and Aininian Mespalian populations
...in what ways could your nation be viewed as "overpowered"?: We might be a bit too wealthy and strong?


OOC NOTES
For this section, please fill out the requested information and follow the instructions listed within parentheses.

I am primarily interested in... (delete as appropriate): worldbuilding
How did you hear about Esquarium?: Can't even remember
Names of other NS accounts: Hipostania
Former regions: Haha no
Discord username (N/A if none): Hippo
IIwiki username (N/A if none): Mespalia

Anything else to add? (optional):
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Postby Sjealand » Sun May 26, 2019 9:40 am

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BASIC INFORMATION
For this section, please fill out the requested information.

Country name: Kingdom of Mespalia
Government system: Unitary parliamentary democracy with an electoral monarchy
Population: 35,265,835
Language(s): Mespalian, French
Ethnic composition: 83,2% Native Mespalian, 13,6% Mespalian French, 1,4% Pannonian, 1,8% Other
GDP per capita: $45,785
Map claim (high-resolution Imgur link): Here. Claim also includes islands on the top right, some of them are missing in this version of the map because I dun goofd.



ADDITIONAL INFORMATION (optional)
For this section, please fill out the requested information. Filling out this section is suggested to help us get a better idea of your nation but not required.

Human Development Index: .897
Gini coefficient: 26.1
Major resources: gold, silver, gemstones, coffee, tropical fruit, spirits, chemicals, electrical goods, machinery, vehicles
Major imports: foodstuffs, oil and oil products like plastics, coal, iron and steel
Military personnel: 69,000 + conscripts
Types of equipment and military capabilities: Green-water navy, limited power projection capabilities
Foreign policy stance (e.g. non-interventionist): Non-interventionist, supportive of democracies


LONG-ANSWER QUESTIONS
For this section, please provide at least a paragraph for each. You may provide a link to a previous piece of writing in lieu of a writing sample.

Please describe your nation. Mespalia (Mespalian: Mechpælæ, /'meʃpælæ/), officially known as the Kingdom of Mespalia (Mespalian: Mechpælæn râcunta, /'meʃpælæn rɑːkuntɑ/) is a Conitian country in Esquarium. Located on a small peninsula just north of the Tropic of Gemini, it is the westernmost sovereign state in mainland Conitia. The country is a parliamentary democracy and an electoral monarchy, with the head of state being elected amongst the nobility.

Mespalia is inhabited by Mespalians, a Nevanic people originating from northern Nordania, who settled in present-day Mespalia sometime around 500 BC. In addition, the country has a significant Aininian minority dwelling along the western coast. For most of its early existence, Mespalia consisted of dozens of small, fragmented pagan chiefdoms and principalities. Kingdom of Ainin invaded the area starting in 1141 and by 1145, the entire area of present-day Mespalia had become a semi-autonomous province of Ainin known as the Principality of Mespalia. Aininian power lasted almost seven centuries, until the country declared its independence in 1804 during the aftermath of the Aininian Revolution.

Today, Mespalia is a small Conitian regional power with a robust social market economy and a high standard of living. Mespalian political system is relatively stable, though concerns have been raised by some human rights activists regarding the King's right to interfere in day-to-day running of the state as well as restrictions on voting rights imposed on some groups.

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IN YOUR OPINION...
For this section, please answer the question from your honest and critical perspective.

...what role will your nation play in Esquarium?: It's going to be a small regional power
...what are the strengths of your nation?: Wealthy, relatively stable
...what are the weaknesses of your nation?: It's pretty damn small and internally pillarized between the Native Mespalian and Aininian Mespalian populations
...in what ways could your nation be viewed as "overpowered"?: We might be a bit too wealthy and strong?


OOC NOTES
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I am primarily interested in... (delete as appropriate): worldbuilding
How did you hear about Esquarium?: Can't even remember
Names of other NS accounts: Hipostania
Former regions: Haha no
Discord username (N/A if none): Hippo
IIwiki username (N/A if none): Mespalia

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Accepted! Welcome to Esquarium
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Tuthina
Senator
 
Posts: 4499
Founded: Jun 14, 2011
Libertarian Police State

Postby Tuthina » Sun May 26, 2019 9:43 am

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Country name: The Kyriarchate
Government system: Absolute monarchy with theocratic elements
Population: 95 million
Language(s): Vernacular Tuthinan (Japonic), Ama (Koreanic), Encu (Ainu), Eteo-Lahudic (Taiwanese aboriginal languages)
Ethnic composition: ~30% Lahudic, ~40% Eteo-Lahudic, ~10% Ama, ~10% Encu, ~10% others
GDP per capita: $40,000 (PPP), $36,000 (nominal)
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Discord instead

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Human Development Index: 0.89
Gini coefficient: 43.9
Major resources: Heavy machinery (armament, vehicles), medical resources, precious minerals, rare earth elements, Thorium
Major imports: Non-crop foodstuff (incl. coffee and tea), fossil fuel (incl. petroleum), mundane minerals, rubber, wood
Military personnel: 520,000
Types of equipment and military capabilities: Blue-water navy with focus on amphibious assault capability, with 4 carriers and 12 LHD. Possession of nuclear and chemical weapons with nuclear triad.
Foreign policy stance (e.g. non-interventionist): Interventionist, pro-maritime free trade

LONG-ANSWER QUESTIONS
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Please describe your nation.
The Kyriarchate, more commonly known as Tuthina, is an island country located at the easternmost archipelago of the continent ("Pangaea"). It is an absolute monarchy with theocratic elements, where the ruling monarch (Kyriarch) is the de jure, although not necessarily de facto highest secular authority of the country's affair, whose political legitimacy derives from the state religion of the country, whose (non-exclusive) membership is mandatory for citizenship, and the clergy is legally empowered by the state for many government function from social welfare and education to source of legal jury and many legal traditions.

The Kyriarchate has its roots from the ancient Monic migration, where the ancestors of the Monic (Sino-Tibetan) people migrated from their urheimat millennia ago due to climate change, entering the eastern fringe of Pangaea and established multiple conqueror states, with varying degree of integration and assimilation of the native population. The easternmost branch of the migration, the Kwa people, subjugated the seafaring Ama people and used their ships and trade network to migrate to the archipelago. The Kwa people founded their own country, Tankwa, in the western seaboard of the islands before it collapsed under pressure from aboriginal forces, with one of its successors later uniting the people in an alliance to found the Kyriarchate.

In the following millennium, the Kyriarchate consolidated the alliance into a somewhat centralised state, expanding into aboriginal land until the pressure of constant expansion finally led to a centuries-long civil war between warlords and regional governors known as the Age of Disorder. Following its reunification, the Kyriarchate began focusing its attention towards maritime trade with the continent proper, from the nearby Monic polities to further states, eventually the western end of Pangaea by the Age of Sail through Clipper route. A combination of its archipelagic nature, optimal position and state focus on trade results in its golden age during the Age of Sail.

Tuthina's influence waned following industrialisation despite being an early adopter, with the rise of nationalism and protectionism weakening its source of wealth and power significantly. A massive militarisation effort (and potential foreign military intervention where applicable) occurred during the first half of the 20th century which, combined with growing social unrest partly deepened by government inaction and suppression, ultimately led to a bloody civil war known as the Great Republican Uprising. With the monarchist side winning the war, the Kyriarchate double-down on its political repression in the following decades, but at the same time relenting on civil liberty in non-political fronts to reduce social tension. With its counter-revolutionary fervor slowing down since the late 80s, the country has been reducing its political repression, although the absolute monarchy remained in power, with no intention for those in power to change that.

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IN YOUR OPINION...
For this section, please answer the question from your honest and critical perspective.

...what role will your nation play in Esquarium?: A major player in East Borea with diplomatic interest across the globe.
...what are the strengths of your nation?: Relatively safe position from foreign invasion, significant maritime resource in nearby sea, and prime location for trade with the majority of the Monic world.
...what are the weaknesses of your nation?: Archaic government system with overlapping department responsibility leading to low efficiency, weak and relatively small land force capability, reliance on expensive maritime transport of military personnel and equipment to literally anywhere outside the country.
...in what ways could your nation be viewed as "overpowered"?: High population relative to its GDPpc, strong naval composition, soft power over many parts of the Monic world from past history.


OOC NOTES
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I am primarily interested in: Worldbuilding
How did you hear about Esquarium?: I lost a bet.
Names of other NS accounts: None
Other regions: None
Discord username (N/A if none): Reno Lam
IIwiki username (N/A if none): Reno

Anything else to add? (optional): I'm willing to change aspects of it that no longer fits with the region. Please inform me (preferably on Discord) if any clarification and discussion is needed.
Call me Reno.
14:54:02 <Lykens> Explain your definition of Reno.

11:47 <Swilatia> Good god, copy+paste is no way to build a country!

03:08 <Democratic Koyro> NSG senate is a glaring example of why no one in NSG should ever have a position of authority
Rated as Class A: Environmental Utopia by Namor People's Rating Department
Rated as Human Rights Haven (7/10) by Namor People's Rating Department
Rated as Partially Free (4/10) by Namor People's Rating Department
Rated as Post-Industrial Nation (48 000 thousands of metric tons of carbon annually) by Syleruian Carbon Output Index
Rated as Category B by Edenist Travel Advisory Guide

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Sjealand
Ambassador
 
Posts: 1152
Founded: Apr 16, 2015
Left-wing Utopia

Postby Sjealand » Sun May 26, 2019 9:57 am

Tuthina wrote:
BASIC INFORMATION
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Country name: The Kyriarchate
Government system: Absolute monarchy with theocratic elements
Population: 95 million
Language(s): Vernacular Tuthinan (Japonic), Ama (Koreanic), Encu (Ainu), Eteo-Lahudic (Taiwanese aboriginal languages)
Ethnic composition: ~30% Lahudic, ~40% Eteo-Lahudic, ~10% Ama, ~10% Encu, ~10% others
GDP per capita: $40,000 (PPP), $36,000 (nominal)
Map claim (high-resolution Imgur link):
Discord instead

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION (optional)
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Human Development Index: 0.89
Gini coefficient: 43.9
Major resources: Heavy machinery (armament, vehicles), medical resources, precious minerals, rare earth elements, Thorium
Major imports: Non-crop foodstuff (incl. coffee and tea), fossil fuel (incl. petroleum), mundane minerals, rubber, wood
Military personnel: 520,000
Types of equipment and military capabilities: Blue-water navy with focus on amphibious assault capability, with 4 carriers and 12 LHD. Possession of nuclear and chemical weapons with nuclear triad.
Foreign policy stance (e.g. non-interventionist): Interventionist, pro-maritime free trade

LONG-ANSWER QUESTIONS
For this section, please provide at least a paragraph for each. You may provide a link to a previous piece of writing in lieu of a writing sample.

Please describe your nation.
The Kyriarchate, more commonly known as Tuthina, is an island country located at the easternmost archipelago of the continent ("Pangaea"). It is an absolute monarchy with theocratic elements, where the ruling monarch (Kyriarch) is the de jure, although not necessarily de facto highest secular authority of the country's affair, whose political legitimacy derives from the state religion of the country, whose (non-exclusive) membership is mandatory for citizenship, and the clergy is legally empowered by the state for many government function from social welfare and education to source of legal jury and many legal traditions.

The Kyriarchate has its roots from the ancient Monic migration, where the ancestors of the Monic (Sino-Tibetan) people migrated from their urheimat millennia ago due to climate change, entering the eastern fringe of Pangaea and established multiple conqueror states, with varying degree of integration and assimilation of the native population. The easternmost branch of the migration, the Kwa people, subjugated the seafaring Ama people and used their ships and trade network to migrate to the archipelago. The Kwa people founded their own country, Tankwa, in the western seaboard of the islands before it collapsed under pressure from aboriginal forces, with one of its successors later uniting the people in an alliance to found the Kyriarchate.

In the following millennium, the Kyriarchate consolidated the alliance into a somewhat centralised state, expanding into aboriginal land until the pressure of constant expansion finally led to a centuries-long civil war between warlords and regional governors known as the Age of Disorder. Following its reunification, the Kyriarchate began focusing its attention towards maritime trade with the continent proper, from the nearby Monic polities to further states, eventually the western end of Pangaea by the Age of Sail through Clipper route. A combination of its archipelagic nature, optimal position and state focus on trade results in its golden age during the Age of Sail.

Tuthina's influence waned following industrialisation despite being an early adopter, with the rise of nationalism and protectionism weakening its source of wealth and power significantly. A massive militarisation effort (and potential foreign military intervention where applicable) occurred during the first half of the 20th century which, combined with growing social unrest partly deepened by government inaction and suppression, ultimately led to a bloody civil war known as the Great Republican Uprising. With the monarchist side winning the war, the Kyriarchate double-down on its political repression in the following decades, but at the same time relenting on civil liberty in non-political fronts to reduce social tension. With its counter-revolutionary fervor slowing down since the late 80s, the country has been reducing its political repression, although the absolute monarchy remained in power, with no intention for those in power to change that.

Please provide a writing sample (recommended types: roleplay post, wiki article or news article).
Wiki

IN YOUR OPINION...
For this section, please answer the question from your honest and critical perspective.

...what role will your nation play in Esquarium?: A major player in East Borea with diplomatic interest across the globe.
...what are the strengths of your nation?: Relatively safe position from foreign invasion, significant maritime resource in nearby sea, and prime location for trade with the majority of the Monic world.
...what are the weaknesses of your nation?: Archaic government system with overlapping department responsibility leading to low efficiency, weak and relatively small land force capability, reliance on expensive maritime transport of military personnel and equipment to literally anywhere outside the country.
...in what ways could your nation be viewed as "overpowered"?: High population relative to its GDPpc, strong naval composition, soft power over many parts of the Monic world from past history.


OOC NOTES
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I am primarily interested in: Worldbuilding
How did you hear about Esquarium?: I lost a bet.
Names of other NS accounts: None
Other regions: None
Discord username (N/A if none): Reno Lam
IIwiki username (N/A if none): Reno

Anything else to add? (optional): I'm willing to change aspects of it that no longer fits with the region. Please inform me (preferably on Discord) if any clarification and discussion is needed.

Accepted! Welcome to Esquarium
20 year old Pol.Sci Student, Royal Guard in the Danish Army, Herald and Mapmaker, Author of Sjealand

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Kenturia
Civilian
 
Posts: 1
Founded: May 24, 2019
Ex-Nation

Postby Kenturia » Sun May 26, 2019 10:18 am

https://i.imgur.com/NNOCbU8.png
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BASIC INFORMATION
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Country name: Chenturia
Government system: semi-elective monarchy
Population: ca. 27 mio. (estimation)
Language(s): Literary Chenturian (official); various Chenturian languages (not recognized)
Ethnic composition: ca. 90%-95% various Chenturian groups
GDP per capita: $3,100 (nominal); $10,500 (PPP)
Map claim (high-resolution Imgur link):

https://imgur.com/Pz4pEeq

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION (optional)
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Human Development Index: 0.64
Gini coefficient: 47.5
Major resources: agricultural goods, processed & unprocessed food & beverages, textiles, copper, coal, gold, gemstones, marble, wood & paper
Major imports: consumer electronics, machinery, vehicles, high-tech stuff
Military personnel: 90,000 (army); ca. 250,000 (paramilitary organizations, militias etc.)
Types of equipment and military capabilities: mostly outdated equipment and vehicles with the capabilities being kinda limited due to the political «situation»
Foreign policy stance (e.g. non-interventionist): depends on the faction


LONG-ANSWER QUESTIONS
For this section, please provide at least a paragraph for each. You may provide a link to a previous piece of writing in lieu of a writing sample.

Please describe your nation.

Chenturia is a third-world shithole that fits in the trope of «incredibly rich in terms of natural resources, but incredibly poor because of government incompetence». In the case of Chenturia, the «government incompetence» part is further exaggerated by the fact that historical factions still control most of the stuff, usually including the government which is a historical faction in itself (the Noble Circle).

Until some time during Antiquity, the Chenturian tribes were just that: Tribes. They had a nomadic or semi-nomadic lifestyle and were eventually unified. The tribes developed into factions within the unified state that were somewhat caste-like, but sometimes also acted as nations of their own right. To name a few examples, there is the neutral/pacifist Western Nomads with their centuries old Code of Honour, there is the Noble Circle with its political power in the somewhat developed areas via the government, there is various mafia-like groups that mostly developed out of historical merchants’ groups, the Priest caste and a lot more. It is possible to escape one’s group, sometimes. It is, however, easier to fall in social hierarchy than it is to rise.

Most of the rural areas live from being farmers (cultivating fruits, vegetables, wheat and rice mostly) or sheep/goat herders, usually living their traditional lifestyles. Along some areas with lakes or rivers, fishing is also common. In some areas, mining of various natural resources (including forestry) is very common. Large cities almost exclusively live from industry, such as textiles, food, beverages and processing some of the natural resources. Smaller towns, similar to large cities, are/were transport hubs and market places.

The lack of a real government in most areas makes Chenturia a paradise for anyone who seeks cheap labour (the Nobles’ servants in the Nobles’ factories), drug trafficking, human trafficking or smuggling.

Please provide a writing sample (recommended types: roleplay post, wiki article or news article).

https://iiwiki.us/wiki/Similian_language

IN YOUR OPINION...
For this section, please answer the question from your honest and critical perspective.

...what role will your nation play in Esquarium?: This one is a tough question and I really do not (yet) know how an answer to this would look like. I imagine that it is safe to say that the cheap labour, drug trafficking, human trafficking and smuggling in this faction-ruled land might make it somewhat interesting.
...what are the strengths of your nation?: We are rich in natural resources.
...what are the weaknesses of your nation?: Major weaknesses of Chenturia include the lack of a real central government (or at least one that has any real power over the entirety of the nation), the poverty, the lack of development (e.g. infrastructure) and the faction-stuff.
...in what ways could your nation be viewed as "overpowered"?: Yes.


OOC NOTES
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I am primarily interested in... (delete as appropriate): worldbuilding
How did you hear about Esquarium?: The first time I heard about Esquarium was through Abuddih/KhoGuadec, which was before I applied with Slovunia.
Names of other NS accounts: current: Tudonia, Fierenland; retcon/ceased: Hagieria and Agrilan, Slovunia, Hethland, Beladiyah/Biladia, Samitia, Samatiyah, Qalimastan, Gorystan, Oksfordia, The Oxford English Dictionary, Belagunia, and many more that are long-forgotten
Former regions: Aetherius, United Islands, Boleia, some more; Aeia and Kylaris (which I am still in)
Discord username (N/A if none): Marcow
IIwiki username (N/A if none): Slovunia

Anything else to add? (optional): Please accept me. Sjealand needs its gemstones for Asgaard and cheap workers to exploit abroad.

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Sjealand
Ambassador
 
Posts: 1152
Founded: Apr 16, 2015
Left-wing Utopia

Postby Sjealand » Sun May 26, 2019 10:20 am

Kenturia wrote:
https://i.imgur.com/NNOCbU8.png
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BASIC INFORMATION
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Country name: Chenturia
Government system: semi-elective monarchy
Population: ca. 27 mio. (estimation)
Language(s): Literary Chenturian (official); various Chenturian languages (not recognized)
Ethnic composition: ca. 90%-95% various Chenturian groups
GDP per capita: $3,100 (nominal); $10,500 (PPP)
Map claim (high-resolution Imgur link):

https://imgur.com/Pz4pEeq

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION (optional)
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Human Development Index: 0.64
Gini coefficient: 47.5
Major resources: agricultural goods, processed & unprocessed food & beverages, textiles, copper, coal, gold, gemstones, marble, wood & paper
Major imports: consumer electronics, machinery, vehicles, high-tech stuff
Military personnel: 90,000 (army); ca. 250,000 (paramilitary organizations, militias etc.)
Types of equipment and military capabilities: mostly outdated equipment and vehicles with the capabilities being kinda limited due to the political «situation»
Foreign policy stance (e.g. non-interventionist): depends on the faction


LONG-ANSWER QUESTIONS
For this section, please provide at least a paragraph for each. You may provide a link to a previous piece of writing in lieu of a writing sample.

Please describe your nation.

Chenturia is a third-world shithole that fits in the trope of «incredibly rich in terms of natural resources, but incredibly poor because of government incompetence». In the case of Chenturia, the «government incompetence» part is further exaggerated by the fact that historical factions still control most of the stuff, usually including the government which is a historical faction in itself (the Noble Circle).

Until some time during Antiquity, the Chenturian tribes were just that: Tribes. They had a nomadic or semi-nomadic lifestyle and were eventually unified. The tribes developed into factions within the unified state that were somewhat caste-like, but sometimes also acted as nations of their own right. To name a few examples, there is the neutral/pacifist Western Nomads with their centuries old Code of Honour, there is the Noble Circle with its political power in the somewhat developed areas via the government, there is various mafia-like groups that mostly developed out of historical merchants’ groups, the Priest caste and a lot more. It is possible to escape one’s group, sometimes. It is, however, easier to fall in social hierarchy than it is to rise.

Most of the rural areas live from being farmers (cultivating fruits, vegetables, wheat and rice mostly) or sheep/goat herders, usually living their traditional lifestyles. Along some areas with lakes or rivers, fishing is also common. In some areas, mining of various natural resources (including forestry) is very common. Large cities almost exclusively live from industry, such as textiles, food, beverages and processing some of the natural resources. Smaller towns, similar to large cities, are/were transport hubs and market places.

The lack of a real government in most areas makes Chenturia a paradise for anyone who seeks cheap labour (the Nobles’ servants in the Nobles’ factories), drug trafficking, human trafficking or smuggling.

Please provide a writing sample (recommended types: roleplay post, wiki article or news article).

https://iiwiki.us/wiki/Similian_language

IN YOUR OPINION...
For this section, please answer the question from your honest and critical perspective.

...what role will your nation play in Esquarium?: This one is a tough question and I really do not (yet) know how an answer to this would look like. I imagine that it is safe to say that the cheap labour, drug trafficking, human trafficking and smuggling in this faction-ruled land might make it somewhat interesting.
...what are the strengths of your nation?: We are rich in natural resources.
...what are the weaknesses of your nation?: Major weaknesses of Chenturia include the lack of a real central government (or at least one that has any real power over the entirety of the nation), the poverty, the lack of development (e.g. infrastructure) and the faction-stuff.
...in what ways could your nation be viewed as "overpowered"?: Yes.


OOC NOTES
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I am primarily interested in... (delete as appropriate): worldbuilding
How did you hear about Esquarium?: The first time I heard about Esquarium was through Abuddih/KhoGuadec, which was before I applied with Slovunia.
Names of other NS accounts: current: Tudonia, Fierenland; retcon/ceased: Hagieria and Agrilan, Slovunia, Hethland, Beladiyah/Biladia, Samitia, Samatiyah, Qalimastan, Gorystan, Oksfordia, The Oxford English Dictionary, Belagunia, and many more that are long-forgotten
Former regions: Aetherius, United Islands, Boleia, some more; Aeia and Kylaris (which I am still in)
Discord username (N/A if none): Marcow
IIwiki username (N/A if none): Slovunia

Anything else to add? (optional): Please accept me. Sjealand needs its gemstones for Asgaard and cheap workers to exploit abroad.

Gemstones? People to exploit? God damn Accepted! Welcome to Esquarium
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Milenka
Civil Servant
 
Posts: 7
Founded: Feb 17, 2019
Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby Milenka » Sun May 26, 2019 11:14 am

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Country name:Commonwealth of Milenka
Government system:Federative Parliamentary Democracy under a Constitutional Monarchy
Population:102.694.311
Language(s):Milenkan, Aetolian
Ethnic composition: 87.4% Milenkans, 4.2% Pentapotamian, 8.4% Others
GDP per capita:$48,411
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Human Development Index:0.904
Gini coefficient:0.302
Major resources: Agricultural Land, Fish, Uranium, Gold, Timber.
Major imports:Gas, Oil, Iron, Aluminium, Rubber, Meat
Military personnel: circa 290,000 active military personnel
Types of equipment and military capabilities:Blue Water Navy with projection capability. Limited Nuclear arsenal. Modern Air Force and a Volunteer Army.
Foreign policy stance (e.g. non-interventionist): Liberal Interventionist


LONG-ANSWER QUESTIONS
For this section, please provide at least a paragraph for each. You may provide a link to a previous piece of writing in lieu of a writing sample.

Please describe your nation.

The Commonwealth of Milenka is a democratic nation located in between the Eastern Lazarene Sea and the Gulf of Rama, poor in mineral resources. It is a developed social market economy, where the state provides public services and participates in certain industries, mainly on the fields of infrastructure and defence. The economy has reached a post-industrial level of development, with services composing 70% of the GDP. It remains a significant industrial power however, with chemical products being the leader within the manufacturing sector. Industry represents 29% of the GDP, with the remaining 1% being agriculture. Exports are a major component of the Milenkan economy, with significant presence in the machinery, pharmaceutical, electronics, airspace, naval and chemical markets.

Milenka's current form of governance dates to the early 19th century, following a liberal revolution inspired by Aininian and Aucurian movements. The revolutionaries, stoked by the economic troubles generated by a war against Ainin that saw a significant rise in military expenditure, seized government buildings and forced King Ivan III of Milenka to sign a constitution. After his refusal and subsequent decapitation, his heir, now Queen Diana II of Milenka signed the constitution, which guaranteed significant regional rights and the decline of the noble class as the main governing institution. The reforms of the new government in the subsequent decades induced a rapid industrial growth in Milenka, that would from there grow in influence at the Lazarene Sea.

Milenka is a member of the Lazarene Sea Association, an important regional multinational entity that discusses and guarantees the economic accessibility and prosperity of the area's shared body of water. It has a stable government and a prosperous economy, but concerned with its low recent economic growth and the increasing frequence of drug trafficking incidents in the Lazarene Sea, along with the geopolitical circumstances of its neighbours in the Gulf of Rama.


Please provide a writing sample (recommended types: roleplay post, wiki article or news article).
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IN YOUR OPINION...
For this section, please answer the question from your honest and critical perspective.

...what role will your nation play in Esquarium?:A democratic, interventionist nation with significant commercial interest in the areas of the Lazarene sea and its oceanic vicinity.
...what are the strengths of your nation?: Powerful economy and influence on the eastern lazarene and Gulf of Rama through its geostrategic positioning.
...what are the weaknesses of your nation?: Complete reliance on imports for fossil fuels and many primary resources in which it depends on to sustain its economy. Thus, it is dependent on a complex economic network that if disrupted would cause a lot of internal issues.
...in what ways could your nation be viewed as "overpowered"?:Large population and economy mainly.


OOC NOTES
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I am primarily interested in... (delete as appropriate): both equally
How did you hear about Esquarium?:
Names of other NS accounts:Isathyr (Aurega's Account)
Former regions: I am still a member of Gholgoth
Discord username (N/A if none):Noodles
IIwiki username (N/A if none):Noodles

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Sjalhaven
Spokesperson
 
Posts: 193
Founded: Jul 04, 2014
Corrupt Dictatorship

Postby Sjalhaven » Sun May 26, 2019 11:19 am

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Country name: Sceathaney
Government system: Elective monarchy with elements of democracy, theocracy, and stratocracy.
Population: 3,293,519
Language(s): Sceathanean (North Germanic conlang)
Ethnic composition: 95% Sceathanean, 5% other
GDP per capita: $101,537 (nominal), $82,438 (PPP)
Map claim (high-resolution Imgur link): I believe it should be hard to miss.


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Human Development Index: 0.951
Gini coefficient: 27.1
Major resources: Petroleum, petroleum products, gas, seafood
Major imports: Foodstuff, machinery, iron and steel
Military personnel: 20,000
Types of equipment and military capabilities: Modern equipment, defensive focus on protecting the islands and the sea lanes.
Foreign policy stance (e.g. non-interventionist): NFO member, generally aligned on Sjealand.


LONG-ANSWER QUESTIONS
For this section, please provide at least a paragraph for each. You may provide a link to a previous piece of writing in lieu of a writing sample.

Please describe your nation.
Sceathaney is an archipelagic nation west of continental Nordania. It was uninhabited until being settled by the at some point between the end of the first millenium and the beginning of the next. Lots of conflicts, clans form, some ruling authority that would form the basis of statehood is established to solve conflicts in a more peaceful way (most of the time). The next part involve history with neighbours, most notably Sjealand, that is yet to be determined. Oil is discovered at some point, catapulting the importance and wealth of the small country.

Society has been and still is organised in a very military fashion (think Cossacks) and is divided into various clans, which while more symbolic than anything today still remain important especially when it comes to politics. While the country is a de jure elective and absolute monarchy, the monarch's (Jarl) power is de facto limited by the importance of a general council of military, religious, and civilian delegates. A subset of this council, generally featuring the most powerful representatives of the various branches of society, is sometimes believed to be the true wielder of power in the country.

Please provide a writing sample (recommended types: roleplay post, wiki article or news article).
You may have seen this before because it's all Esquarium, but here's newspost here, as well as two posts from the same thread here and here.


IN YOUR OPINION...
For this section, please answer the question from your honest and critical perspective.

...what role will your nation play in Esquarium?: Main petroleum and gas supplier to Sjealand, and therefore of interest to both sides in the Nordanian Cold War with all that implies.
...what are the strengths of your nation?: Wealthy, resources-rich, good social cohesiveness in face of foreign threats
...what are the weaknesses of your nation?: Low population, non-extinguished rivalries between clans, non-negligible importance of charismatic authority even in government.
...in what ways could your nation be viewed as "overpowered"?: Presumably by saying the GDP of that extremely lowly populated country by NS standards is too high.


OOC NOTES
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I am primarily interested in... (delete as appropriate): Worldbuilding
How did you hear about Esquarium?: I ran the place once
Names of other NS accounts: None
Former regions: Esquarium (times infinity)
Discord username (N/A if none): Sjal
IIwiki username (N/A if none): Sjal

Anything else to add? (optional): No.
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Sjealand
Ambassador
 
Posts: 1152
Founded: Apr 16, 2015
Left-wing Utopia

Postby Sjealand » Sun May 26, 2019 11:22 am

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Accepted! Welcome to Esquarium

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BASIC INFORMATION
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Country name: Sceathaney
Government system: Elective monarchy with elements of democracy, theocracy, and stratocracy.
Population: 3,293,519
Language(s): Sceathanean (North Germanic conlang)
Ethnic composition: 95% Sceathanean, 5% other
GDP per capita: $101,537 (nominal), $82,438 (PPP)
Map claim (high-resolution Imgur link): I believe it should be hard to miss.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION (optional)
For this section, please fill out the requested information. Filling out this section is suggested to help us get a better idea of your nation but not required.

Human Development Index: 0.951
Gini coefficient: 27.1
Major resources: Petroleum, petroleum products, gas, seafood
Major imports: Foodstuff, machinery, iron and steel
Military personnel: 20,000
Types of equipment and military capabilities: Modern equipment, defensive focus on protecting the islands and the sea lanes.
Foreign policy stance (e.g. non-interventionist): NFO member, generally aligned on Sjealand.


LONG-ANSWER QUESTIONS
For this section, please provide at least a paragraph for each. You may provide a link to a previous piece of writing in lieu of a writing sample.

Please describe your nation.
Sceathaney is an archipelagic nation west of continental Nordania. It was uninhabited until being settled by the at some point between the end of the first millenium and the beginning of the next. Lots of conflicts, clans form, some ruling authority that would form the basis of statehood is established to solve conflicts in a more peaceful way (most of the time). The next part involve history with neighbours, most notably Sjealand, that is yet to be determined. Oil is discovered at some point, catapulting the importance and wealth of the small country.

Society has been and still is organised in a very military fashion (think Cossacks) and is divided into various clans, which while more symbolic than anything today still remain important especially when it comes to politics. While the country is a de jure elective and absolute monarchy, the monarch's (Jarl) power is de facto limited by the importance of a general council of military, religious, and civilian delegates. A subset of this council, generally featuring the most powerful representatives of the various branches of society, is sometimes believed to be the true wielder of power in the country.

Please provide a writing sample (recommended types: roleplay post, wiki article or news article).
You may have seen this before because it's all Esquarium, but here's newspost here, as well as two posts from the same thread here and here.


IN YOUR OPINION...
For this section, please answer the question from your honest and critical perspective.

...what role will your nation play in Esquarium?: Main petroleum and gas supplier to Sjealand, and therefore of interest to both sides in the Nordanian Cold War with all that implies.
...what are the strengths of your nation?: Wealthy, resources-rich, good social cohesiveness in face of foreign threats
...what are the weaknesses of your nation?: Low population, non-extinguished rivalries between clans, non-negligible importance of charismatic authority even in government.
...in what ways could your nation be viewed as "overpowered"?: Presumably by saying the GDP of that extremely lowly populated country by NS standards is too high.


OOC NOTES
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I am primarily interested in... (delete as appropriate): Worldbuilding
How did you hear about Esquarium?: I ran the place once
Names of other NS accounts: None
Former regions: Esquarium (times infinity)
Discord username (N/A if none): Sjal
IIwiki username (N/A if none): Sjal

Anything else to add? (optional): No.

Accepted! Welcome to Esquarium
20 year old Pol.Sci Student, Royal Guard in the Danish Army, Herald and Mapmaker, Author of Sjealand

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Able to help with maps, heraldry, most wiki-writing, IIwiki formatting, military theory and political science. Drop a TG should you require help.

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Luziyca
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Posts: 34773
Founded: Nov 13, 2011
Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby Luziyca » Sun May 26, 2019 11:46 am

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BASIC INFORMATION
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Country name: Kingdom of Katranjiev
Government system: Constitutional monarchy
Population: 23,903,392
Language(s): Arabic, Katranjian, and Lec
Ethnic composition: Katranjians (48%), Arabs (36%), Lecs (10%), Other (6%)
GDP per capita: $31,222.13
Map claim (high-resolution Imgur link): Location of Katranjiev (talked to Qian before making my claim to see where he wanted Lecia to be)


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION (optional)
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Human Development Index: 0.913
Gini coefficient: 37.4
Major resources: Phosphate, bauxite, iron, and coal
Major imports: I am not really sure yet.
Military personnel: 83,319 active members and 166,638 reservists
Types of equipment and military capabilities: Our contemporary military would likely have a defensive capability, and will mostly be used to try and deter the Lecs from attacking us.
Foreign policy stance (e.g. non-interventionist): Our foreign policy is generally more towards cooperating with states who share democratic values (like the Esquarian Community), and embracing free trade.


LONG-ANSWER QUESTIONS
For this section, please provide at least a paragraph for each. You may provide a link to a previous piece of writing in lieu of a writing sample.

Please describe your nation. Katranjiev is a constitutional monarchy that is a well-off multicultural nation, with three official languages (Katranjian, Arabic, and Lec), and probably two official religions (Costeny and Rodnewiary), but there will be tensions between Lecs and the rest of the country due to the fact that we annexed Sekhessia in the 19th century, and they have objected to that. It is going to transition from desert in the north to being lush and green in the south, and will likely get a bit higher the further east it goes. Thirty-one percent of its economy is based off of resource extraction, with the most profitable resource being phosphate, but also extracting bauxite, iron, and coal, while another thirty-one percent derives from the finance sector, and twenty-nine percent from the service sector, seven percent from manufacturing, and the remainder from agriculture.

Please provide a writing sample (recommended types: roleplay post, wiki article or news article). Most recent news article and IIwiki article


IN YOUR OPINION...
For this section, please answer the question from your honest and critical perspective.

...what role will your nation play in Esquarium?: Katranjiev will be a middle power in the traditional sense: it won't be as powerful as Tuthina or Sjealand, but it probably would exert its influence in the form of soft power, although not as much as the great powers in Esquarium. Thus, we'll probably be something like Canada in terms of global influence.
...what are the strengths of your nation?: The strengths of Katranjiev would be the fact that it is a developed country in Borea/Nautasia, which would enable it to provide assistance and aid to other countries in the general region, and because it is right at the crossroads of Slavicdom/Turkdom/Arabdom, it would probably be attractive to Turks, Slavs, and Arabs, which would help give Katranjiev its character.
...what are the weaknesses of your nation?: Katranjiev's main weakness is probably the ethnic tensions between Lecs and the rest of the country: racism against the Lecs are not uncommon, which have made things worse as Lecs end up becoming more attracted to terrorism, which just makes the cycle worse. Another weakness might be its dependence on resource extraction, as despite only making up under a third of its economy, if phosphate prices are high, the economy does pretty well, while if prices are low, the economy doesn't do as well.
...in what ways could your nation be viewed as "overpowered"?: It would be viewed as overpowered because of the fact that it has a relatively high GDP per capita for its region, and the fact that phosphates would be a major resource in my country would probably make me overpowered, especially if nobody else claims phosphate.


OOC NOTES
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I am primarily interested in... (delete as appropriate): both equally
How did you hear about Esquarium?: Iglesiantis himself got me to move one of my puppets here when he merged his puppet storage regions with Swilantis to make Esquarium a thing. But it was so long ago that I may as well have been here since time immemorial.
Names of other NS accounts: None that are active.
Former regions: Altis
Discord username (N/A if none): Luziyca
IIwiki username (N/A if none): Luziyca

Anything else to add? (optional): Not really.
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Sjealand
Ambassador
 
Posts: 1152
Founded: Apr 16, 2015
Left-wing Utopia

Postby Sjealand » Sun May 26, 2019 11:47 am

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BASIC INFORMATION
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Country name: Sjealandic Realm (Archkingdom of Sjealand)
Government system: Constitutional Parlimentary Monarchy
Population: 86,546,842
Language(s): Tynic (Danish) as the primary as well as a smattering of all the other nordic languages
Ethnic composition: 70% Tynic, 13% Ambrosian, 6% Brattan, 4% Fjeldra, 7% other
GDP per capita: 56,983
Map claim (high-resolution Imgur link): https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/ ... nknown.png


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION (optional)
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Human Development Index: 0.929
Gini coefficient: 31.2
Major resources: Steel, fish, gold and gems, luxury products, fashion, coal, agricultural products
Major imports: Oil, gas, pharmaceuticals, Chemical Products, mineral products
Military personnel: Around 200,000 active including conscripts
Types of equipment and military capabilities: https://iiwiki.us/wiki/Royal_Sjealandic_Defence can be seen here, but generally western and northern european, strong military all around but not approaching a modern superpower
Foreign policy stance (e.g. non-interventionist): Interventionist against pro-ambrose regimes, seeks to better the standing of NFO internationally and its own position


LONG-ANSWER QUESTIONS
For this section, please provide at least a paragraph for each. You may provide a link to a previous piece of writing in lieu of a writing sample.

Please describe your nation.
The Archkingdom of Sjealand sits off the Nordic mainland in Esquarium as the pinnacle of nordic civilization, or so its inhabitants would have you believe. Beauty, pageantry, passion, intrigue and danger are all attributes one can connect to Sjealandic society. With an obsession of high culture, luxury and fashion, Sjealand is undoubtably a cultural powerhouse. Centuries of trade with the orient and Conitia were responsible for a golden age of Sjealand, leading to great works of art, architecture and music. Its people are fiercely proud of their history, culture and form of government, a mixture of democracy and monarchy along with a strong peerage.

However its deep and seething hatred to Ambrose has been responsible for a deep rift in Nordanian politics, and the two states now exist in a state of almost constant flux between quasi-war and tense peace. Something which has forced many states on the continent to pick sides. But this also leaves Sjealand exposed. Its history of conquest and wars with Ambrose means Sjealand is in a position its own natural resources cannot maintain. Now reliant on petroleum imports from Sceathaney, Sjealands military, while strong, could be crippled if the imports of raw materials ceased. Something the national government is acutely aware of.

Additionally tensions remain high in Sjealands border regions. To the south ethnic tynic seperatists in Sjealands neighbours once waged a bloody guirilla campaign against them, trying to rejoin their homeland, under covert support from Sjealand, and in the north the tower islands exist as a lynchpin for Sjealand-Ambrose relations. The archipelago is strategically important and home to both Ambrosians and Laugárans, a people calling Sjealand home. A bloody war was fought in the seventies over the isles and the dispute still remains unsolved.

Today the Sjealandic government and people rest somewhat easy in a position of relative peace and prosperity, but it only takes a single spark to light the powderkeg of the north and plunge the nation into either disaster or unbridled glory.

Please provide a writing sample (recommended types: roleplay post, wiki article or news article).
https://iiwiki.us/wiki/Sjealand
https://iiwiki.us/wiki/War_of_the_Njord (cowritten with Gibberan

IN YOUR OPINION...
For this section, please answer the question from your honest and critical perspective.

...what role will your nation play in Esquarium?: one of two great powers in not!nordania and as a cause for a lot of conflict in and around that area. It will primarily be a maritime player, with eyes focused on economic interests in Borea and Conitia
...what are the strengths of your nation?: Its wealth, strategic position and large able-bodied population
...what are the weaknesses of your nation?: Its lack of vital strategic resources, its aggressive attitude towards Ambrose and pro-ambrosian governments as well as its unwillingness to accept the current situation in Nordania
...in what ways could your nation be viewed as "overpowered"?: Economy and population are large and should people at some point really request it i have no qualms with it being lowered to what they request


OOC NOTES
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I am primarily interested in... (delete as appropriate): both equally
How did you hear about Esquarium?: IIwiki
Names of other NS accounts: no
Former regions: None of note, brief stint in Kylaris but it would be a disservice to them to call me an active member
Discord username (N/A if none): The Great Dane
IIwiki username (N/A if none): Sjealand

Anything else to add? (optional): Pro Rege Et Grege






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BASIC INFORMATION
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Country name: Kingdom of Katranjiev
Government system: Constitutional monarchy
Population: 23,903,392
Language(s): Arabic, Katranjian, and Lec
Ethnic composition: Katranjians (48%), Arabs (36%), Lecs (10%), Other (6%)
GDP per capita: $31,222.13
Map claim (high-resolution Imgur link): Location of Katranjiev (talked to Qian before making my claim to see where he wanted Lecia to be)


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION (optional)
For this section, please fill out the requested information. Filling out this section is suggested to help us get a better idea of your nation but not required.

Human Development Index: 0.913
Gini coefficient: 37.4
Major resources: Phosphate, bauxite, iron, and coal
Major imports: I am not really sure yet.
Military personnel: 83,319 active members and 166,638 reservists
Types of equipment and military capabilities: Our contemporary military would likely have a defensive capability, and will mostly be used to try and deter the Lecs from attacking us.
Foreign policy stance (e.g. non-interventionist): Our foreign policy is generally more towards cooperating with states who share democratic values (like the Esquarian Community), and embracing free trade.


LONG-ANSWER QUESTIONS
For this section, please provide at least a paragraph for each. You may provide a link to a previous piece of writing in lieu of a writing sample.

Please describe your nation. Katranjiev is a constitutional monarchy that is a well-off multicultural nation, with three official languages (Katranjian, Arabic, and Lec), and probably two official religions (Costeny and Rodnewiary), but there will be tensions between Lecs and the rest of the country due to the fact that we annexed Sekhessia in the 19th century, and they have objected to that. It is going to transition from desert in the north to being lush and green in the south, and will likely get a bit higher the further east it goes. Thirty-one percent of its economy is based off of resource extraction, with the most profitable resource being phosphate, but also extracting bauxite, iron, and coal, while another thirty-one percent derives from the finance sector, and twenty-nine percent from the service sector, seven percent from manufacturing, and the remainder from agriculture.

Please provide a writing sample (recommended types: roleplay post, wiki article or news article). Most recent news article and IIwiki article


IN YOUR OPINION...
For this section, please answer the question from your honest and critical perspective.

...what role will your nation play in Esquarium?: Katranjiev will be a middle power in the traditional sense: it won't be as powerful as Tuthina or Sjealand, but it probably would exert its influence in the form of soft power, although not as much as the great powers in Esquarium. Thus, we'll probably be something like Canada in terms of global influence.
...what are the strengths of your nation?: The strengths of Katranjiev would be the fact that it is a developed country in Borea/Nautasia, which would enable it to provide assistance and aid to other countries in the general region, and because it is right at the crossroads of Slavicdom/Turkdom/Arabdom, it would probably be attractive to Turks, Slavs, and Arabs, which would help give Katranjiev its character.
...what are the weaknesses of your nation?: Katranjiev's main weakness is probably the ethnic tensions between Lecs and the rest of the country: racism against the Lecs are not uncommon, which have made things worse as Lecs end up becoming more attracted to terrorism, which just makes the cycle worse. Another weakness might be its dependence on resource extraction, as despite only making up under a third of its economy, if phosphate prices are high, the economy does pretty well, while if prices are low, the economy doesn't do as well.
...in what ways could your nation be viewed as "overpowered"?: It would be viewed as overpowered because of the fact that it has a relatively high GDP per capita for its region, and the fact that phosphates would be a major resource in my country would probably make me overpowered, especially if nobody else claims phosphate.


OOC NOTES
For this section, please fill out the requested information and follow the instructions listed within parentheses.

I am primarily interested in... (delete as appropriate): both equally
How did you hear about Esquarium?: Iglesiantis himself got me to move one of my puppets here when he merged his puppet storage regions with Swilantis to make Esquarium a thing. But it was so long ago that I may as well have been here since time immemorial.
Names of other NS accounts: None that are active.
Former regions: Altis
Discord username (N/A if none): Luziyca
IIwiki username (N/A if none): Luziyca

Anything else to add? (optional): Not really.

Accepted! Welcome to Esquarium
Last edited by Sjealand on Sun May 26, 2019 12:38 pm, edited 2 times in total.
20 year old Pol.Sci Student, Royal Guard in the Danish Army, Herald and Mapmaker, Author of Sjealand

Personal Information as well as links to all articles and wikipages regarding Sjealand

Able to help with maps, heraldry, most wiki-writing, IIwiki formatting, military theory and political science. Drop a TG should you require help.

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Karazawa
Attaché
 
Posts: 89
Founded: May 09, 2017
Ex-Nation

Postby Karazawa » Sun May 26, 2019 12:15 pm

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BASIC INFORMATION
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Country name: Caconzicua Karazawi
Government system: Constitutional Monarchy
Population: 95 millions
Language(s): Azawarecha (official), french, Uto-Aztecan, Oto-mangues, and Totonacans languages
Ethnic composition: Karazawi majority with french, nahuatl, chichimecas, and other minorities
GDP per capita: 18,000 USD
Map claim (high-resolution Imgur link):
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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION (optional)
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Human Development Index: 0.792
Gini coefficient: 41.8
Major resources: Manufactured goods, electronics, vehicles and auto parts, textiles, mining, construction, fruits, vegetables, chocolate, cotton.
Major imports: machinery, chemicals, semi-finished goods, fuels, automobile and aircrafts parts for assembly and repair
Military personnel: around 500,000 active members and 300,000 reservists. No conscription
Types of equipment and military capabilities: The geopolitical situation make it necessary for the country to possess a relatively small but efficient green-water navy capable of intervening if necessary if Karazawa’s interests in the Lazarene sea are threatened. It’s with the idea of supporting this navy that the Karazawi airforce was built, and amphibious and airbone units of marines and paratroopers exist to quickly secure Karazawa’s islands, or to occupy other islands and objectives considered vital to Karazawa’s interest if necessary. The Karazawi Army proper, as a result, is understood mostly as a defensive force, with offensive abilities being distributed mostly among the other branches of the military.
Foreign policy stance (e.g. non-interventionist): The Caconzicua Karazawi is unable, and unwilling, to intervene far away from its homeland. It is, however, more than concerned about its interest in the Lazarene sea, which is mainly ensuring that the internationale waterways and many bottlenecks vital to trades and its economy remain open an accessible by all and it’s through this lense that many of the actions and decisions of the Caconzicua can be understood in modern times.


LONG-ANSWER QUESTIONS
For this section, please provide at least a paragraph for each. You may provide a link to a previous piece of writing in lieu of a writing sample.

Please describe your nation. The Caconzicua Karazawi is a nation with a sulphurous reputation. First shaken by a long-lasting civil war in the first half of the 20th century, it spent the better part of the second half under a quasi-Junta named the “Malnonfi Regime” and when its dictator died, the now truly democratic country was ridden with gang violence and rampant criminality. The situation has improved during the 21th century, but this image of a criminal land still taint the reputation of Karazawa, and the allegations of corruption among various political and economic circles still make it hard to wash away this past like many Karazawi dream to do.

But Karazawa was not always like that. The Caconzicua exist since the 13th century, during a period generally known as the Second Great Migration. The actual origin of the Karazawi people is hotly debated as Azawarecha is an isolate language, unrelated to any of its neighbors. Similarly, their religions, customs, and government practices were almost the antithesis of the other great powers of the Kieratchirhi Peninsula : the Tlahtoloyan Tezcocah. It was in fact, for a time, the only state of the Peninsula that had been able to stand toe-to-toe with this powerful empire, until Pierre de Lamarque, an Aininian adventurer, managed to exploit political divisions and resents against the Tlahtoloyan regime, overthrowing the Huetlatoani and declaring the creation of a “Vice-royalty of Austremer” during the AD 1524 Saturnalia.

The Aininian Vice-royalty became the new hegemon of the Peninsula. And this time the Caconzicua Karazawi, despite being unconquerred, agreed to become a direct vassal of the Aininian King, while other local principalities became dependencies of the Vice-king. This made Austremer and Karazawa equal, and both enjoyed great opportunities under their new master, expanding southward, conquering and settling new lands.

During the 18th century, the area, known as “Ultramer” by the Aininians, was shaken by political instabilities. The Vice-royalty was replaced by smaller Governorates in which republican and liberal ideas became more and more popular, leading to their revolution and secession from Ainin. This period of independence was short lived however, as the Governorates quickly entered in border disagreements with the Caconzicua Karazawi, which culminated to their conquest by the latter. Karazawa then also became independent in the early 19th century, when it had nothing more to gain from a monarchy that had just been overthrown by its own republican revolution.

The 19th century was a new period of economic and technological growth for Karazawa, priding itself in an efficient centralized government with a pragmatic and practical outlook on both sciences and politics. But with the years, the growth on which the Caconzicua was dependent to justify its survival slowed down until it almost completely halt, sparkling a terrible crisis that put everything into question : the authoritarian practices of the Caconzicua, its social conservatism, its corruption, its lack of democracy… the lack of willingness of the Caconzi to change despite the worsening situation and a conservative faction remaining strong in the higher spheres of power, in complete deconnexion from the middle and lower classes. The following Turuanakunichi War (1921 - 1936) was the answer to this political grindlock, with more than thirty factions vying to impose their views. It was the end of an era and, with the victory of General Kuruch Malnonfi, the start of a new constitutional monarchy, an in-between that could satisfy almost all of Malnonfi’s allies. A constitution that still at the center of Karazawa to this day.

Please provide a writing sample (recommended types: roleplay post, wiki article or news article). https://iiwiki.us/wiki/Karazawa


IN YOUR OPINION...
For this section, please answer the question from your honest and critical perspective.

...what role will your nation play in Esquarium?: N°3 or 4 of the Lazarene sea
...what are the strengths of your nation?: Significant ressources, a good industrial sector, a sizeable market...
...what are the weaknesses of your nation?: Corruption is the main problem that plague Karazawa, even if the country is still working almost as intended.
...in what ways could your nation be viewed as "overpowered"?: Magic cartels


OOC NOTES
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I am primarily interested in... (delete as appropriate): both roleplaying and worldbuilding equally
How did you hear about Esquarium?: You know how
Names of other NS accounts:
Former regions: Esquarium
Discord username (N/A if none): Vnik or Devink
IIwiki username (N/A if none): Devink
Last edited by Karazawa on Sun May 26, 2019 12:34 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Skjordham
Political Columnist
 
Posts: 2
Founded: May 21, 2019
Ex-Nation

Postby Skjordham » Sun May 26, 2019 12:17 pm

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Country name: Skjordham
Government system: Unitary Parliamentary Constitutional Monarchy
Population: 18,229,776
Language(s): Official Languages: Fjeldran (Primary), Tynic, Brattan
Ethnic composition: 80.8% Skjordhanese
11.7% Tynic, Bratten and Other Nordanians
5.2% Boreans
0.6% Nautasian
0.6% Other
GDP per capita: 48,177
Map claim (high-resolution Imgur link): https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/ ... pclaim.png


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION (optional)
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Human Development Index: 0.901
Gini coefficient: 34.1
Major resources: Iron, Nickel, Minerals
Major imports: Capital goods
Fuels
Industrial supplies
Machinery
Transportation
Food items
Metals
Chemicals
Military personnel: 45,000 Active
68,000 Reserve
Types of equipment and military capabilities: Modern Norwegian Equipment, Defensive Capabilities
Foreign policy stance (e.g. non-interventionist): Regional Interventionist


LONG-ANSWER QUESTIONS
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Please describe your nation.
Skjordham, officially the Kingdom of Skjordham, is a Nordanian nation in Esquarium. Skjordham is constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary democracy, the head of state is the King whilst the head of government is the Prime Minister The current ruling Monarch is King Sebastian I who assumed the throne on the death of his mother in 2014. The capital of Skjordham is Åleberg, a financial centre with an urban area population of 1.7 million, it is one of the oldest cities in Western Nordania and has the largest Airport in the country. Other major urban areas in Skjordham include Sognsund, Honningvik, Åndalske, Harsla and Varberg.

The first modern borders of Skjordham were created following the Union of Eldmark and Skjordham into the Kingdom of Trondal. What was once several separate Kingdoms were merged into one of the two nations in the kingdom. The Kingdom of Trondal existed from 1015 until the Trondal War of succession which was caused partially by the Skjordhamic Royal Electorate, electing a Sjealandic as their king which outraged the Eldmarken who had bore the brunt of a Sjealandic invasion just years earlier.

The War ended in a Stalemate and the Union between Sjealand and Skjordham whit lasted until Skjordham was fully annexed as a Realm of Sjealand. In the years preceding the Great War of Njord, Skjordhamic nationalists had began revolting under Sjealand and demanding full independence from the nation. The Skjordhamic nationalists eventually convinced the Ambrosian Government to support them in a war for independence. On the Outbreak of the Great War of the North, Skjordhamic nationalists seized various cities and settlements across the realm and declared independence.

At the end of the war the Skjordhamic People gained control over the former realm and declared a Kingdom against the wishes of the Ambrosian Government at the time. Diplomatic Relations collapsed after the King declared a total Monarchy and rejected calls for a Parliament. Following this the Kingdom was diplomatically isolated from the rest of the continent.

At the outbreak of the Continental War the Kingdom declared Neutrality but was forced to act when Sjealandic backed Reformists seized the North of the Country beginning the Skjordhamic Civilwar. The War ended on March 11th, one day after the end of the Continental War as the leader of the Absolutists had to be brought to the Capital to sign the Peace Treaty.

Following the Civilwar the Reformists brought in sweeping reforms and granted Devolution to the various Provinces and established Parliament. The first democratically held elections held in 1928 swept the first democratic parties into power.

In 1973 at the end of the War of Njord, the Skjordhamic government along with other Nordanian Nations signed the North Sea treaty which became the precursor to the NFO. In 1986 the new SDP government officially brought Skjordham into the Nordanian League.

Today Skjordham enjoys good relations with it's neighbours and is described as a First World country. Skjordham operates under a Mixed Economy and has been described as Socialist but with Capitalist qualities. In 2015 the "Air Njord" scandal broke and forced the resignation of many Modern Democratic Politicians including Prime Minister Anita Halvorsen and the collapse of the Conservative Coalition. Rising elements of Gini Inequality have been reported since the beginning of the 21st Century and steps to halt this have been largely unsuccessful.
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https://iiwiki.us/wiki/Skjordham#Politics

IN YOUR OPINION...
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...what role will your nation play in Esquarium?: A nation in Nordania suffering from a recent major corruption scandal and rising inequality levels.
...what are the strengths of your nation?: GDP, Military, Population
...what are the weaknesses of your nation?: Gini, Weak Currency,
...in what ways could your nation be viewed as "overpowered"?: Population,


OOC NOTES
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I am primarily interested in... (delete as appropriate): /both equally
How did you hear about Esquarium?: Through the News Feed
Names of other NS accounts: Rhosenburg, Pacific Union of America, Republican Emmeria
Former regions: Geopolity, TGRR, VSW, Polation
Discord username (N/A if none): TopHatBat
IIwiki username (N/A if none): Arelaunia

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The Liberated Territories
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Capitalizt

Postby The Liberated Territories » Sun May 26, 2019 1:33 pm

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Country name: Pantalera
Government system: Authoritarian Democracy
Population: 32 million
Language(s): Pantaleran, a romance language (for now I am using Catalan)
Ethnic composition: Mostly Pantalerans (90%+). When I get neighbors I'll figure out the exact details.
GDP per capita: $17,719
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Most of this I need to flesh out later (especially military), but I'll give this:

Human Development Index:
Gini coefficient: 63.3
Major resources:
Major imports:
Military personnel:
Types of equipment and military capabilities:
Foreign policy stance (e.g. non-interventionist): Non-interventionist


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Please describe your nation.

The Republic of Pantalera is a medium sized nation located in not!conitia, next to the Bay of Placeholder. It is a de facto dictatorship, ruled by a military junta led by !notAugustoPinochet. Despite adherence to a constitution and democratic elections, the same government has remained in power since its ascension in 2008.

Modern Pantalera begins in the 1800s, when it was turned into a tributary state of X power. The industrial revolution was slow to start due to the lack of natural resources. This however changed in the 1900s, when discovery of large quantities of oil in the Pantaleran rainforests. However, due to mismanagement of the oil and general instability, Pantalera's economic develop remained subpar.

The 1990s were characterized by economic decline and violence by mafia drug dealers from across the border. In the early 2000s a socialist government came to power, promising economic growth and an end to the violence. The socialist government began to collectivize national industries and implement five-year plans, which were deeply unpopular, particularly with many members of the military after the government began to drastically slash funding and withholding veteran's checks. This culminated into a coup in 2008 lead by a military general named not!Pinochet, who installed himself as dictator, claiming that he had the backing of the people. This followed with massive purges of the leftist intelligentsia in Pantalera, followed by swift censorship of communist or socialist viewpoints. However, not!Pinochet also privatized many of the industries that were collectivized by the previous government. He also enacted strict austerity measures which skyrocketed inequality. Nonetheless, the economy began to rebound. However, many in the international community criticized not!Pinochet's undemocratic assent, authoritarian control of the media, and violent actions against drug dealers.

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What, the above isn't good enough? Alright then.

viewtopic.php?f=23&t=208024&p=25514066&hilit=vestmark#p25514066

(Also, I can't believe its been 4 years now. Damn.)

IN YOUR OPINION...
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...what role will your nation play in Esquarium?: A chaotic but fun libertarian dictatorship (RIP unolia)
...what are the strengths of your nation?: Having fucktons of oil. Other than that, nothing really.
...what are the weaknesses of your nation?: It's relatively poor, swamped by violence from the mafia, undemocratic, etc.
...in what ways could your nation be viewed as "overpowered"?: Again, nothing that I can think of. It's punching power in the international scene is nothing significant. Perhaps the resistance to outside meddling?

OOC NOTES
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I am primarily interested in... (delete as appropriate): Mostly worldbuilding with a slice of roleplaying here and there.
How did you hear about Esquarium?: Was too long ago. I think I followed TSS/Liberty and Linguistics (who made i.e. Fortschritte amongst other Esquarian nations) originally into it.
Names of other NS accounts: basically this
Former regions: Laissez Faireholm
Discord username (N/A if none): atomicwaffle
IIwiki username (N/A if none): lexscho

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Sjealand
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Left-wing Utopia

Postby Sjealand » Sun May 26, 2019 1:33 pm

Skjordham wrote:-snip-

Karazawa wrote:-snip-

The Liberated Territories wrote:-snip-



All are Accepted! Welcome to Esquarium
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The IASM
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Psychotic Dictatorship

Postby The IASM » Sun May 26, 2019 1:36 pm

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Country name: The Thearchy of the Great Kinh
Government system: Absolute Monarchy with theocratic aspects
Population: 531,977,241
Language(s): Monic Akai, Boreolahudic North, Native Acanic
Ethnic composition: 56% Monic-Acanic, 24% notDravidian, 12% notPolynesian, 8% other
GDP per capita: $8333.02 (PPP), $5,582 (Nominal)
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Human Development Index: 0.782
Gini coefficient: 50.2
Major resources: Mining and ore processing, iron, steel, aluminum, and other metals, coal; machine building; armaments; textiles and apparel; petroleum; cement; chemicals; fertilizer; consumer products (including footwear, toys, and electronics); food processing, medical resources, precious minerals, rare earth elements, nuclear materials, agriculture.
Major imports: Electrical and other machinery, including integrated circuits and other computer components, oil and mineral fuels; optical and medical equipment, metal ores, motor vehicles; soybeans
Military personnel: Probably large, but to be determined after restructuring.
Types of equipment and military capabilities: Third of forces are up to date, capable of projection in whatever the ocean it is in. The Order of the Seas is the superior force, operating a fully fledged army and air force of its own due to interservice rivalry with the Order of the Field who is comparably less well funded and with issues with classism and high entry standards limiting officer potential. Despite this, the forces that are employed are largely well-trained and capable on the tactical level but lack Issues with internal service factionalism has led to excessive spending and redundant forces existing at the expense of the budget, is a contentious issue in Akai.
Foreign policy stance (e.g. non-interventionist): Akai has maintained a period of armed neutrality since its formation, with its interests being largely domestic in nature, it tried to proactively befriend states and maintain good relationships however in recent times this has been shifting since the death of Thearch Vongan.


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Please describe your nation.
The Thearchy of the Great Kinh, shortened to Kinh or just simply Akai is a theocratic absolute monarchy situated south-east of Pangea, taking up the whole of the subcontinent of the same name. It is surrounded wholly by the sea, with the X in the east and the X in the west. With a population of 531 million, its largest island, whose name literally means Domain of the Living God, holds about 82% of it, while La Kinh Ru, its formal metropole, holds XX%.

Akai is nominally theocratic absolute monarchy based around the divine power of the Thearch, ruling with legitimacy both as sovereign and head of the Bin Krong, the country's Kiaist ecclesia. While the Thearch and the Bin Krong hold immense influence, the country's relative size has led to an informal confederation, with a socio-political plurality of with various constituent institutions coexisting under a centralized state economy helmed by the government in Qung. Such disconnect has been the point of sweeping reforms, particularly under the reign of Xiet Xak in order to modernize the state.

The country has a complex religious history, with its origins in the Monic migration being suggested to be deeply religious in motivation, a plurality of religious movements have been emerged over the centuries, leading to often periods of dynastic collapse such as the Exoteric Revolts of the 1st Century. Reunified in 1923 by the Lákính clan after decades of intermittent warfare, the country has faced major challenges in maintaining peace due to the vast scale of the continent, facing three major civil wars in the 20th century however the structural reforms have led to a period of relative peace over the past 40 years.

Despite its size and economic strength, Akai currently exists as an international pariah within the world stage, held under a cordon sanitaire both due to political developments during the Volatile Century and reports of blatant disregard for human dignity. With the exception of Min, Akai has been essentially isolated from the world for over a hundred years. Despite this, its has large areas of unspoiled natural environment and perceived exotic culture, Akai has been referred to as "The Great Sanctuary".
Please provide a writing sample (recommended types: roleplay post, wiki article or news article). viewtopic.php?p=34288460#p34288460


IN YOUR OPINION...
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...what role will your nation play in Esquarium?: Given the size, position and population, Akai is most likely to hold major influence over the seas and trading routes that cross it both presently and historically. Thus I suspect it will be a regional influence on a lot of other nations.
...what are the strengths of your nation?: To misquote Stalin, quantity is a quality all of its own, Akai has at the moment the advantage of economies of scale on its side as well as a large relatively empty country with a good amount of resources to use. This is on top of being geopolitically in one of the most important locations on the map, with it most likely influencing trade coming from the Middle Eastern, Turkic and Monic areas of the map.
...what are the weaknesses of your nation?: It is size is a detriment for its political unity, forcing the otherwise absolute state to devolve power to polities that are arguably near autonomous in their political power, and the present political system employed is only truly understood by few in Akai due to its intense secrecy, which given the increasing ages of the old political generation limit it. Furthermore, an over-bloated military is while staffed by talented individuals often divided due to factional lines and dominated by nobility due to their long-standing educational advantages and greater ties to existing institutions of power, limiting the potential leadership pool. Further tensions derived from fundamentalism and political radicalism also pose threats for the stability of Akai. Its strong environmental and minority protection policies also have left it relatively less rapidly developing than other NIC economies.
...in what ways could your nation be viewed as "overpowered"?: Too big, too large a population & military.


OOC NOTES
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I am primarily interested in... (delete as appropriate): both equally
How did you hear about Esquarium?: idk
Names of other NS accounts: idk anymore
Former regions: Too many to list
Discord username (N/A if none): Tits#0979
IIwiki username (N/A if none): Tits/The IASM

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HUN-01

20:22 Kirav Normal in Akai is nightmare fuel in the rest of the world.
11:33 Jedoria Something convoluted is going on in Akai probably.
Transoxthraxia: I'm no hentai connoisseur, but I'm pretty sure Akai's domestic politics would be like, at least top ten most fucked up hentais"
18:26 Deusaeuri Let me put it this way, you're what would happen if Lovecraft decided to write political dystopian techno thriller
20:19 Heku tits has gone mental
20:19 Jakee >gone
05:48 Malay lol akai sounds lovely this time of never


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Sjealand
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Left-wing Utopia

Postby Sjealand » Sun May 26, 2019 1:54 pm

The IASM wrote:-snipped-

Accepted! but because of your large size im expecting you to generally accept that if the regional leadership finds potential issues with your numbers such as when noodles went over your navy. Also for the time being the same limitations on nuclear weapons Akai had in esq are in place, until the administration has agreed on something.
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Aprosian Peoples Democratic Union
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Founded: May 04, 2019
Ex-Nation

Postby Aprosian Peoples Democratic Union » Sun May 26, 2019 2:50 pm

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Country name: Aprosian People's Democratic Union, Aprosia for short.
Government system: Single-party democracy based around the Aprosian socialist ideology
Population: ~40 - 50 million people
Language(s): Official: Severiók Others: Local languages numbering around 4-6
Ethnic composition: +90% part of the Aprosian group, largest being the Zán
GDP per capita: ~$7,500
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Human Development Index: Rangeing in the high 0.6 to mid 0.7 areas
Gini coefficient: Not certain on the exact number, but the urban centers are considerably more developed than the much more poorer rural areas
Major resources: Coal, iron, other ores with varying amounts.
Major imports: Oil, certain foodproducts, more "developed" products
Military personnel: Military viewed as honorable by the culture, even more so by state propaganda. Mandatory conscription, thinking of around 600,000 "active" soldiers and some national militias.
Types of equipment and military capabilities: Eastern Bloc style weaponry if avaivable, in other case either domestically made or those made by other nations that are willing to sell.
Foreign policy stance (e.g. non-interventionist): Promotes something similiar to anti-imperialism, a part of the leadership is anti-monarchy and promotes a pro-socialist, pro-republicanist policies in other nations and a similiar foreign policy for Aprosia


LONG-ANSWER QUESTIONS
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Please describe your nation.

The basic idea of the nation is a culturally Turkic nation with Monic influences, under an Aprosian socialist single-party government. Aprosian socialism is an ideology OOCly inspired by the Three Principles of the People and Ba'athism, that promotes an united state based around the Aprosian culture and partially the idea of self-suffiency. After the national revolution that brought the Aprosian People's Front to power, the nation went a "cultural revolution" designed to root opposing ideologies out of politics and to "cleanse" the nation of foreign influences, be they economic or social. The nation underwent economic reforms based around a more socialist economic policy and now has a partially stagnating economy, relying on foreign aid to some extent.

Please provide a writing sample (recommended types: roleplay post, wiki article or news article).

https://www.nationstates.net/page=rmb/postid=35204345 (a short military purchase RP from my main as Saudi Arabia)

viewtopic.php?p=30295688#p30295688 (older RP, one of my personal favorites)


IN YOUR OPINION...
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...what role will your nation play in Esquarium?: Atleast in the current Borea area, a revolutionary nation in it's later stages trying to normalize the situation in the nation. Imagine a sort of Soviet Union during de-Stalinization, except with a more nationalist ideology and less focused on foreign intervention.
...what are the strengths of your nation?: Patriotism, a social will to withstand hardships
...what are the weaknesses of your nation?: Economic disparities, economic underdevelopment in some areas, socialist guidance economy, militaristic focus.
...in what ways could your nation be viewed as "overpowered"?: Possibly the lack of major criticism of the government? I have tried to minimalize the overpowered parts and I can't really think of OP things.


OOC NOTES
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I am primarily interested in... (delete as appropriate): both equally
How did you hear about Esquarium?: Forums
Names of other NS accounts: New Aapelistan (main), Aprosian Empire (inactive puppet)
Former regions: The Western Isles (3 years or so), Commonwealth of Liberty (current alongside Esq, been there for a year -ish)
Discord username (N/A if none): BadassGopnik #6995
IIwiki username (N/A if none): AapeliJ

Anything else to add? (optional): Looking towards the RP!
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-AlEmAnNiA-
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Left-Leaning College State

Postby -AlEmAnNiA- » Sun May 26, 2019 3:22 pm

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Country name: Great and Resplendent Sundom of Kadaria
Government system: Absolute diarchy with power shared between the ruling sun emperor and the empress consort
Population: 97 million
Language(s): Ottoman Turkish
Ethnic composition: Exact percentages to be determined but so far Balaochs, Sogdians, Punjabi, Sindhi, Uyghurs, Tajiks, and Uzbeks.
GDP per capita: $18k PPP
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Human Development Index: 0.777
Gini coefficient: 39.6
Major resources: Rare earth metals/minerals/elements, machinery, foodstuffs, uranium, a growing tertiary sector that would make it worth while for investment
Major imports: Coal, machinery, agricultural products, chemical products, foodstuffs, luxury goods, et. al.
Military personnel: 0.7% of the total population. This would translate to, at most, 630,000 personnel.
Types of equipment and military capabilities: Small Arms and ships would be custom designed. Ships are largely based on hypothetical upgrades of Soviet ships that would have been introduced during the 1990s and 2000s. Small Arms are to be determined. Newer aircraft would be imported with possibly older aircraft being produced and designed by Kadaria. Military capabilities will ultimately depend on neighbours and the geopolitical situation in the immediate area.
Foreign policy stance (e.g. non-interventionist): Kadaria's foreign policy is largely geared around two main objectives: limitation of Cadasian influence over the inner continent and the continuation of the status quo which current favours Kadaria. The primary method of achieving these goals is the geopolitical alienation of Cadasia.


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Please describe your nation. Kadaria's government has all executive and legislative power vested in the sun emperor, who functions as Prime Minister in the legislative and President in the executive. The sun emperor’s power is limited by [religious law] and [holy book]. Both the [holy book] and the [sunnah analogues] are considered to be Kadaria’s governing constitution. Alongside the sun empoeror and the imperial/royal family is the Throne Guardianship Council. The TGC is both an electoral committee that selects the next sun emperor but also one of several consultative bodies for the sun emperor. The other two bodies are the idabat khana, consisting of the nation’s top religious scholars and jurists — which ensures the religious piety and morality of the next sun emperor — and the Imperial Diwan, consisting of advisers and ministers and functionally similar to an executive cabinet. A legislature exists in the form of the Grand Assembly made up of 250 members, all of which are appointed by the sun emperor. The Grand Assembly can propose laws to the sun emperor and any of his consultative bodies, but has no power to pass laws on its own.

Kadaria was a part of the Turkic Great Khaganate of All Under the Sun from the empire's founding in 962 until its dissolution in 1806. During its time as a member of the Khaganate, Kadaria would become rich from trade with Akai and the rest of the Monic World, and its monopolisation of river trade with the inner continental member states. Following the dissolution of the khaganate, Kadaria and the other member states would become embroiled in the War in Heaven, a series of succession wars largely instigated by the Kadarian Hasemid dynasty to reforge the khaganate under permanent Kadarian authority. While the wars were ultimately a failure and drove Kadaria into economic and social ruin, the wars had a lasting effect on Kadarian political philosophy, which maintains Kadaria as the sole successor and legal heir to the great khaganate. This claim continues to be a point of contention, particularly with Cadasia whom also claims to be the successor. The Volatile Century would see continued wars against its neighbours with the goal of reforging the great khaganate. While the idea of a new khaganate has largely been abandoned by contemporary sun emperors, Kadarian cultural and political domination of its fellow successor states continue to dominate the political and military spheres of the nation.
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https://iiwiki.us/wiki/Imperial_writ

IN YOUR OPINION...
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...what role will your nation play in Esquarium?: Largely limited by Akai, Kadaria aims to be a continental middle power and possible cultural hegemon for Persio-Turkic culture.
...what are the strengths of your nation?: Kadaria's primary strength is its rapidly growing economy. My OOC knowledge of military things would automatically make Kadaria's military strong just by the nature of how NS works with things like that.
...what are the weaknesses of your nation?: High wealth disparity, the nation's political system makes it inherently corrupt and susceptible to nepotism and cronyism. The authoritarian nature also makes its susceptible to political protests.
...in what ways could your nation be viewed as "overpowered"?: I do not see how it could be viewed as overpowered since it's fairly generic in terms of population, GDP, and land area.


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I am primarily interested in... (delete as appropriate): Worldbuilding
How did you hear about Esquarium?: Sjalhaven applied to Pardes a long time ago
Names of other NS accounts: This one
Former regions: Ajax, Pardes, and Kylaris
Discord username (N/A if none): Cartoonplurals#001
IIwiki username (N/A if none): Premislyd

Anything else to add? (optional): N/A
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Let's clear something up here for the children. I am an adult, with an adult life. I have a job, which aside from being time consuming while I am actually -at- work, requires me to be on call when I am not. I do not have the time to sit and read through the thousands of pages of shit that some people post in the chat. I simply do not have the time. When I am not on call or at work I am also a Scout Leader, a volunteer youth worker, a community association secretary, and chair of a local role play association.

So you should feel really fucking lucky that I am prepared to slice out even minutes of my day to offer to deal with your problems. If you don't like the fact that I am sacrificing my free time for you then I think the problem here is with you and not the region.

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Aucuria
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Liberal Democratic Socialists

Postby Aucuria » Sun May 26, 2019 7:10 pm

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Country name: Aucuria (Aucurian Republic)
Government system: Unitary presidential democratic republic
Population: 11,360,284
Language(s): Aucurian (Lithuanian), Atlian (Turkish)
Ethnic composition: Roughly 80-85% Aucurian, 10-12% Atlian, remainder various minority/immigrant/refugee populations
GDP per capita: $32,285 PPP, $35,666 nominal
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Human Development Index: 0.920
Gini coefficient: 35.4
Major resources: Agricultural land, timber, peat and coal, iron, shale, fish
Major imports: Petroleum products, natural gas, metals, machinery and vehicles, consumer goods, electronics
Military personnel: 40,000 active military personnel
Types of equipment and military capabilities: Primarily professional army, but supplemented by conscription. Green water navy at best. Decent air force.
Foreign policy stance (e.g. non-interventionist): Liberal internationalist; very strong emphasis upon human rights and soft power.


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Please describe your nation. The Aucurian Republic (Aukurijos Respublika; Avkür Respublika) is a constitutional democratic republic located within the middle of whatever that inland sea is called. Aucuria was unified between two polities, the Kingdom of Aucuria and Atlian Khanate, by the 1000s CE. The two spent the next several centuries at war, eventually ending with Atlia's annexation in 1773. During the early modern period, Aucuria became a hotbed of Enlightenment thought, especially radical political ideas like liberal democracy, popular sovereignty, and republicanism.

A protracted famine in the late 1780s led to the outbreak of the Aucurian Revolution in 1790, which saw the establishment of the Aucurian Republic- one of Esquarium's first modern republics. The Republic, in spite of its high ideals, continued to mistreat the Atlians, which provoked a rebellion in the 1850s; the republic's failure to quickly quash the revolt, alongside omnipresent corruption, allowed for a military coup in 1872. The ensuing government, known as the Grey Regime, ruled for several decades, ultimately collapsing in 1952 after tensions between the military and paramilitary gave dissidents the opportunity to organize. Since then, Aucuria has accorded Atlia substantial autonomy and once again become a beacon of democracy and republicanism for the people of Esquarium. The country currently operates as a multi-party presidential republic with a unicameral legislature and powerful, independent judiciary.

Please provide a writing sample (recommended types: roleplay post, wiki article or news article). hosting and attending a summit (as Aucuria and Senria), a news article (co-written with Ankoren), a supernatural post, a religion, a war (co-written with Xiaodong), a nation page

IN YOUR OPINION...
For this section, please answer the question from your honest and critical perspective.

...what role will your nation play in Esquarium?: Aucuria's influence will be primarily through soft power; the country is home to several non-governmental organizations, charities, and human rights watchdogs capable of operating region-wide. The nation itself will likely be a member of whatever liberal political block arises in the area, but its small size and geographic location will contain its direct ability to project.
...what are the strengths of your nation?: Soft power, decent economy, good soil
...what are the weaknesses of your nation?: Smallish population, being bottled up in the inland sea
...in what ways could your nation be viewed as "overpowered"?: The soft power reach might be perceived as disproportionate.

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BASIC INFORMATION
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Country name: Lecia (Workers' Republic of Lecia)
Government system: Unitary syndicalist state; de jure directorial republic, de facto presidential republic
Population: 6,282,690
Language(s): Lec (Kashub)
Ethnic composition: Overwhelmingly Lec. Some Katranjian and Milenkan minorities.
GDP per capita: $7,646 PPP, $8,652 nominal
Map claim (high-resolution Imgur link): roughly this, minus a few exclaves stolen from Lecia ICly by Milenka


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION (optional)
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Human Development Index: 0.640
Gini coefficient: 17.9
Major resources: Bauxite, niter, limestone, textiles
Major imports: Petroleum products, metals, industrial goods, machinery and vehicles, military equipment
Military personnel: 15,000 active military personnel
Types of equipment and military capabilities: Relatively limited. Primarily geared for terror/counter-terror and asymmetrical warfare.
Foreign policy stance (e.g. non-interventionist): Distinctly illiberal. Hostile/revanchist towards Katranjiev and Milenka. Otherwise has to balance revolutionary tendencies with pragmatic necessity.


LONG-ANSWER QUESTIONS
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Please describe your nation. The Lecian Workers' Republic (Rzachëpòspòlëtô Robòtnika Lekkëbsczi) is a syndicalist state located across not!Gibraltar from Milenka. Lecia is primarily inhabited by the Lec people, a Slavic group believed to have migrated to the area during the early common era. While traditional legends name the first Chief of the Lecs as the likely-mythical Bògùsłôw I, who supposedly was named as Chief by the deity Rzékobòg, the first confirmed leader of a unified Lec polity was Zenón II, who assumed the title in 642. The Chiefdom began to decline in the 1000s, however, collapsed following a violent civil war in 1238. During the subsequent four centuries, the country was divided between six smaller polities.

The country was reunified in 1664 as the Kingdom of Lecia. Efforts to reform in the mid-1800s were thwarted by the privileged; these reversals, combined with poverty, public discontent, and a string of losses to Katranjiev and Milenka, triggered a series of violent conflicts, including the Kùmiéga Rebellion in 1876, the Małinowski Revolution in 1914, and the Kãszobùski Revolution in 1957. The third of these resulted in the overthrow of the monarchy and clergy, and the creation of a syndicalist state. This government allows limited freedom within strict bounds, but- amidst Lecia's scarce resources and political hostility towards much of the region- struggled to provide a substantially improved standard of living. Since the 1960s, the country has also been part of a multinational guerrilla conflict known as the Sorrows.

Please provide a writing sample (recommended types: roleplay post, wiki article or news article). hosting and attending a summit (as Aucuria and Senria), a news article (co-written with Ankoren), a supernatural post, a religion, a war (co-written with Xiaodong), a nation page

IN YOUR OPINION...
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...what role will your nation play in Esquarium?: Lecia will be a hellraiser in the area around not!Gibraltar, using terrorism to stoke trouble with Milenka and Katranjiev while suffering from it itself. Should Esquarium have another Internationale, it will likely join it.
...what are the strengths of your nation?: Rough terrain, consisting primarily of mountain and desert, making it difficult for foreign countries to invade or occupy the country
...what are the weaknesses of your nation?: Small population, lack of resources, weak economy, political instability, rough terrain that is ideal for anti-government terrorists
...in what ways could your nation be viewed as "overpowered"?: I can't think of any, given that Lecia's entire shtick is having more or less nothing.

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BASIC INFORMATION
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Country name: Siphria (Empire of Siphria)
Government system: Unitary absolute monarchy
Population: 32,518,120
Language(s): Siphrian (Akkadian); Arabic is recognized regionally in Awiyyistan.
Ethnic composition: Roughly 80% Siphrian; remaining 20% consists primarily of Awiyyi Arabs.
GDP per capita: $8,060 PPP, $11,776 nominal
Map claim (high-resolution Imgur link): here


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION (optional)
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Human Development Index: 0.725
Gini coefficient: 39.8
Major resources: Agricultural land, fish, iron, copper, lead, zinc, phosphates, limestone and marble, textiles, light industry, tourism
Major imports: Petroleum products, natural gas, timber, chemical products, heavy machinery, vehicles, electronics, luxury goods
Military personnel: 250,000 to 315,000 active military personnel?
Types of equipment and military capabilities: Large army and gendarmerie, compared to navy and air force. Limited power projection. Army is typically occupied with anti-terror operations in Awiyyistan.
Foreign policy stance (e.g. non-interventionist): Non-interventionist, pragmatic, typically non-ideological.


LONG-ANSWER QUESTIONS
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Please describe your nation. The Siphrian Empire (Շարշարրէնատո Աբորրէյո) is a unitary absolute monarchy located in the Esquarian continent of Nautasia. Siphria is widely considered to be a cradle of civilization within Esquarium, with evidence of agriculture and pottery dating as far back as the 5600s BCE, and of complex irrigation, writing, and bronze metallurgy by the 2400s BCE. Siphria's political system has typically been based around either a network of competing city-states known as ālū, or around a unified imperial polity. The first of these empires, which lasted for over a thousand years, was proclaimed in 1457 BCE and oversaw a flourishing of science, trade, and culture before its collapse. The second empire was marked by internal instability and conflict with tribes in the desert region of Awiyyistan, located across the Khursaneh mountains from the coastal plain that houses the bulk of Siphria's population. The Third Siphrian Empire was marked by periodic conflict with expanding Irfanic polities in neighboring Pasdan and a resumed flourishing of science and culture within Siphria. The current empire, the fourth, was proclaimed in 1568, and underwent a period of substantial modernization and reform in the 1800s, though political reforms were limited.

Siphria remains an absolute monarchy, lacking both a legislature and an independent judiciary; while Siphria's government unofficially recognizes some civil and political rights, it has been criticized for failing to formally protect these rights and for its active rejection of principles such as equality under the law. The country continues to deal with insurgency in the region of Awiyyistan, which has traditionally been accorded very little by the central government.

Please provide a writing sample (recommended types: roleplay post, wiki article or news article). hosting and attending a summit (as Aucuria and Senria), a news article (co-written with Ankoren), a supernatural post, a religion, a war (co-written with Xiaodong), a nation page

IN YOUR OPINION...
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...what role will your nation play in Esquarium?: Not really sure. Siphria had a very clear role back when the UNIR was here, but, well, that's not really the case any more, now is it?
...what are the strengths of your nation?: Relatively diversified economy, decent population, fertile coastline
...what are the weaknesses of your nation?: Wealth disparity, large areas of non-arable land, political repression creates the possibility for unrest, dependence on foreign-origin fuel
...in what ways could your nation be viewed as "overpowered"?: Not quite clear, honestly. The population, I suppose?

OOC NOTES
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I am primarily interested in... (delete as appropriate): Worldbuilding
How did you hear about Esquarium?: Through Luziyca, many years ago.
Names of other NS accounts: Ruridova, Qianrong
Former regions: World Region
Discord username (N/A if none): coldmail750#6142
IIwiki username (N/A if none): Ruridova

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Alt of Ruridova - Come join Esquarium!
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Postby Champenia » Sun May 26, 2019 8:22 pm

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BASIC INFORMATION
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Country name: Kingdom of Lanuria
Government system: Federal constitutional monarchy
Population: 45,295,216 (Estimate)
Language(s): Lanurian (Galician)
Ethnic composition: Mostly descended from Latins with small populations of Amerindians and whatever's in Nameria.
GDP per capita: $27,935 (Nominal)/$36,728 (PPP)
Map claim (high-resolution Imgur link): Light blue.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION (optional)
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Human Development Index: 0.878
Gini coefficient: 13.3
Major resources: Probably some mineral reserves like copper or gold, agricultural exports like sugarcane, coffee, tobacco, etc.
Major imports: Petrochemicals, crude oil, petroleum, raw materials and metals, etc.
Military personnel: 162,588 active, 60,133 reserve
Types of equipment and military capabilities: Australian aesthetics and modern Western equipment with some domestic capabilities and limited power projection.
Foreign policy stance (e.g. non-interventionist): Lanuria's focus is primarily cultivating trade ties with other countries although historically it has pursued a more interventionist foreign policy, especially when it comes to Nameria. Is more fond of fellow monarchies and makes friends with countries who also dislike Nameria.


LONG-ANSWER QUESTIONS
For this section, please provide at least a paragraph for each. You may provide a link to a previous piece of writing in lieu of a writing sample.

Please describe your nation. Lanuria is a federal constitutional monarchy that has a troubled history but has since grown to become one of the countries with the best living standards in [Lazarene Sea]. Once a part of the Palatine Empire, the country underwent periods of stability and revolution which have both worked in favour and against it in the past. Its location on the western mouth of the [Lazarene Sea] makes it a trade focused country, with the country pursuing trade links with both [Nordania] and far eastern [Borea]. While this trade did not produce a maritime empire elsewhere, it has forged some of the longest transcontinental relationships in Esquarium. Traditionally interventionalist, Lanuria has pursued numerous military operations in neighbouring countries, particularly in Nameria primarily to safeguard trade and business interests as well as historical support for the monarchy. Since the turn of the 19th century, Lanuria has experienced absolute monarchy, civil war, revolution, dictatorships, fascism, and a long insurgency. Despite this, Lanuria has developed a modern, developed, service oriented economy, although still suffers from above average crime.

Please provide a writing sample (recommended types: roleplay post, wiki article or news article).


IN YOUR OPINION...
For this section, please answer the question from your honest and critical perspective.

...what role will your nation play in Esquarium?: Lanuria will be the nation that everyone thinks is one of the nicest and safest in the [Lazarene Sea] and thus will hopefully continue to bring in foreign investment. It will play to its "soft power" strengths as it cannot compete economically or militarily. Basically a minor regional power.
...what are the strengths of your nation?: Lanuria's strengths is in its governance. Unlike its neighbours it has its shit sorted, and is unlikely to fall apart completely.
...what are the weaknesses of your nation?: Above average crime, general lack of valuable natural resources.
...in what ways could your nation be viewed as "overpowered"?: Population potentially.

OOC NOTES
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I am primarily interested in... (delete as appropriate): fucking around on Discord
How did you hear about Esquarium?: I have been here before, and came back again, like that unhealthy on/off highschool relationship
Names of other NS accounts: Lots.
Former regions: A few.
Discord username (N/A if none): everyone knows who I am
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No longer WIP.
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