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-Astoria
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Astoria's Q&A thread

Postby -Astoria » Sun Sep 15, 2019 12:04 am

OOC note: This is set up in order to try and garner more interest in the thread, since the other one died from serious neglect.
In order to answer any potential questions that any nation has, Astoria's federal government has decided to tape a question-and-answer programme, with an expected runtime of an infinite amount of minutes.

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The house rules are simple:

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

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

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Last edited by -Astoria on Sun Sep 15, 2019 12:07 am, edited 1 time in total.
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- The death penalty is a symptom of a culture of violence, not a solution to it. Change my mind.

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Postby Pan-Asiatic States » Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:02 pm

"Why does Astoria refuse to negotiate with states that engage in capital punishment? The criminals we execute have been proven guilty by a legitimate justice system, and I don't see what that has to do with Astoria's foreign policy towards states that do practice this form of punitive justice. Doesn't Astoria believe in the democratic autonomy and sovereignty of other nation-states?"
- Sam Chantou, Journalist of the Pravda Asiatica
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Postby Pan-Asiatic States » Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:08 pm

"Hello, comrades! The Pan-Asiatic States is interested in expanding its foreign direct investments in states it deems industrially competent. The Commission is interested in investing 5 million NSD to the development of Astorian infrastructure, specifically in its tourism sector. We also hope that you could relieve tariffs on any Pan-Asiatic goods that are exported to your nation, if there are any. We will be hiring locally, and this could create thousands of jobs for local Astorians!

Would you be interested in such an arrangement?"

- Federal Commissary Cai Jiang, Trade and Industry Commission (T&IC)
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Postby -Astoria » Tue Sep 24, 2019 1:54 pm

Pan-Asiatic States wrote:"Why does Astoria refuse to negotiate with states that engage in capital punishment? The criminals we execute have been proven guilty by a legitimate justice system, and I don't see what that has to do with Astoria's foreign policy towards states that do practice this form of punitive justice. Doesn't Astoria believe in the democratic autonomy and sovereignty of other nation-states?"
- Sam Chantou, Journalist of the Pravda Asiatica

'Dear lord, this question again? And where do we even begin? We've explained it to your comrades countless times.
However, I'll answer it again, but for the very last time;
  • Firstly, we refuse to negotiate with such nations for our national interests, and to help our citizens with whatever help we are able to do; though mostly so that Astorians are not murdered in other lands, bringing it with official government policy. If you want more information on that, then may I recommend that you read the Capital Act factbook?'
  • Secondly, we have proven sources that your "justice" systems are no more than corruption-laden kangaroo courts - how can we trust that if our people were in the dock, they would receive a fair trial?
  • "[...] and I don't see what that has to do with Astoria's foreign policy towards states that do practice this form of punitive justice." As shown endlessly, capital punishment has been proven to never be an act of justice, and more a key example of disproportionate revenge, and it not doing anything to be a deterrent - but I digress.
  • "[...] Doesn't Astoria believe in the democratic autonomy and sovereignty of other nation-states?" The way that you word it sounds as if we are the ones forcing them to abolish a broken and barbaric system - which, in case you have not noticed, we do not. The fact is if they want to trade with us, they're going to have to get rid of it first, or not use it for a long time, and only then will we come to the negotiating table.'
- Neil Gamble, Secretary of Foreign Affairs
Pan-Asiatic States wrote:-snip-

'There's still the whole capital punishment angle to be tackled with - for more information, may we redirect you to our embassy thread?'
- Neil Gamble, Secretary of Foreign Affairs
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In the event of a hostage crisis - our public reaction, and our private reaction
- Contrary to what some people may believe, humans do exist in Astoria, and measure up to about half of the population.
- The death penalty is a symptom of a culture of violence, not a solution to it. Change my mind.

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Postby Anglia-Saxia » Tue Sep 24, 2019 2:05 pm

''Greetings to the Astoria! I wish to ask what's the national etymology,or what's the origin of the national name.''
Ashaun Nakson,Anglian-Saxian Tourist
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Postby Mokastana » Tue Sep 24, 2019 8:00 pm

What kind of technologies does the Astorian miltary employ, given the national respect for human life?
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Postby Subhurbia » Tue Sep 24, 2019 9:45 pm

What is your nation based on? Or in other words, what's the inspiration for your nation?
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What is the influence of various religious philosophies in society?
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