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Meridiani Planum
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Postby Meridiani Planum » Fri Dec 18, 2009 5:20 am

Tiesa wrote:If someone in your nation was to burn your Nation's Flag would there be any punishment


No punishment, aside from possibly offending one's neighbors.
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Kalashvil
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Postby Kalashvil » Fri Dec 18, 2009 7:16 am

There is no real punishment for flag burning in Kalashvil, however it is extremely frowned upon and considered an offence to everything the nation has been fighting for.

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Kulverint
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Postby Kulverint » Fri Dec 18, 2009 8:12 am

Kulverintian Law Book - Article 3.2.15 - regarding the status of flags:

"As in accordance with the criminal damage act (1.18.45), any flag (A piece of cloth recognised by Kulverint as a national symbol) of any nation, a royal or government standard, but not personal logos, is owned by the state of which it represents. Therefore, unless the Kulverintian government has sanctioned this flag as representing an "evil" nation or organisation, then it is subject to these laws, as well as the law against racism (2.18.924), as flag burning of nations not recognised by the govenment as "evil" is a racial offence. If it cannot be proven that the damage was purposeful and not accidental, then total sentence 5 years."

From the Kulverintian Law Book.
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Tropidor
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Postby Tropidor » Fri Dec 18, 2009 8:27 am

Flag burning is not illegal, per se, but most people won't like you when you do it. Expect anything from dirty looks, to thrown vegetables, to thrown fists, bricks, and stones.

People have only recently fought and died underneath the Tropidoran flag, and like many combat veterans, they do not take kindly to those who disrespect the physical representation of an ideal which many fought for, and for which those they called friends died.
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Dorksonian
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Postby Dorksonian » Fri Dec 18, 2009 8:33 am

The penalty for flag burning in Dorksonia is rather harsh. The guilty are forced to lay their head on their side and molten lead is poured into one ear, until it comes out the other side.
Strange, there hasn't been a flag burning incident in Dorksonia in more than 3 years now; but I remember it. It was great fun to watch!

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Verlorenen
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Postby Verlorenen » Fri Dec 18, 2009 8:45 am

Unlawfully destroying property of the State is not considered "free" or "symbolic" speech in any form whatsoever.
Besides, Verlorenis do not have a so-called 'right to free speech' in the first place, so the suggestion is rather ludicrous.

If committed during normal conditions, the crime is prosecuted under malicious mischief laws, punishment depending on the value of the flag.
If committed at a political rally, dissent or treason charges may apply as well, which can be punished by long prison sentences or the death penalty.

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Station 12
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Postby Station 12 » Fri Dec 18, 2009 10:28 am

Station 12 has no flag (that's not an excuse to keep the default, that's just me being lazy).

That said, disrespect towards JOY unit or Station 12 itself is illegal. Station 12 is perfection. Station 12 cannot be questioned.
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Verlorenen
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Postby Verlorenen » Fri Dec 18, 2009 12:37 pm

Station 12 wrote:Station 12 has no flag (that's not an excuse to keep the default, that's just me being lazy).

That said, disrespect towards JOY unit or Station 12 itself is illegal. Station 12 is perfection. Station 12 cannot be questioned.

*backs away slowly*

I might be a cold-hearted fascist, but honestly - Station 12, your posts scare the living hell out of me.

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Dyanstia
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Postby Dyanstia » Fri Dec 18, 2009 1:02 pm

It is Frowned upon, but not illegal. However if you decide to burn Dyanstia's Flag, it is not illegal for the Onlookers to beat you (NOT KILL). The burning of Sicily's Flag, of which we were a Colony, Is Punishable by Waterboarding, twice a day every 5 hours for 1 week per minute the flag burned (OOC: Im a huge supporter of it)
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Mephras
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Postby Mephras » Fri Dec 18, 2009 1:20 pm

Like many things in Mephras, burning of the flag is in theory considered a crime against the dignity of the Empress, and if found out by certain members of the ruling class, could result in prison sentences. However, in practice, such a law is almost never enforced, only being used when a crime is needed to imprison or defame someone disliked by a noble.
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Norfolk3
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Postby Norfolk3 » Fri Dec 18, 2009 1:28 pm

No need to punish. Flag burners are ripped a part on the spot by the patriotic population. Though considered very bad form.

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Charlotte Ryberg
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Postby Charlotte Ryberg » Fri Dec 18, 2009 2:29 pm

Flag burning is not illegal in Charlotte Ryberg. The simple reason is: accidents do happen.

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Magardon
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Postby Magardon » Fri Dec 18, 2009 5:04 pm

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Padullahstan
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Postby Padullahstan » Fri Dec 18, 2009 5:09 pm

Illegal, punishable by extreme torture and public execution as an insult to Padullahness.
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Central Slavia
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Postby Central Slavia » Fri Dec 18, 2009 5:49 pm

Station 12 wrote:Station 12 has no flag (that's not an excuse to keep the default, that's just me being lazy).

That said, disrespect towards JOY unit or Station 12 itself is illegal. Station 12 is perfection. Station 12 cannot be questioned.


Actually with a little modification , the flag would be good. The blackness of space, the redness of the asteroid's surface and put a pupil and cornea to the centre- the ever-watching eye of JOY unit
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Davona
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Postby Davona » Fri Dec 18, 2009 6:30 pm

The laws on this subject are as fallows. Any citizen found burning a Davona flag is thrown in jail for no less then one month

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Brandenburg-Altmark
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Postby Brandenburg-Altmark » Fri Dec 18, 2009 6:33 pm

Burning the flag of Brandenburg-Altmark, or the coat of arms of the royal family, or anything relatable to the state, is harshly punished. The government does it's best to provide for the people, and in doing so, disrespect to it's establishments and heads of state is not tolerated. Free speech is one thing, but attacking the government as opposed to giving rational discourse is something else entirely. Depending on the context of the "demonstration," flag burning can be anywhere from a fine to the death penalty, or in between.
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United Souls and Minds
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Postby United Souls and Minds » Fri Dec 18, 2009 10:24 pm

It is not illegal, but highly unadvised because our flag is made of steel wool. Also all injuires form flag burning will not be treated in government hospitals because whoever burns the flag is knowingly at risk of self-harm.
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Victorious Decepticons
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Postby Victorious Decepticons » Sat Dec 19, 2009 5:46 am

The punishment is death by whatever means is the most convenient. Usually this means offenders are stepped on or thrown into a pit of molten steel.
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Urmanian
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Postby Urmanian » Sat Dec 19, 2009 6:09 am

Burning the flag is illegal, the burner is charged a fine of 20,000 urms ($1000).

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New Citizens
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Postby New Citizens » Sat Dec 19, 2009 6:18 am

While flag burning is legal and common at protests, the people who protest in New Citizens are generally guilty of something else and are soon arrested when they get back home from the protest.

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Riakou
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Postby Riakou » Sat Dec 19, 2009 6:22 am

Flag burning in Riakou is punishable by death it is completly and utterly disallowed to go against the goverment ideals in any shape or form your property will also be seized after your death thems the rules and if you dont like them just remember those are goverment ideals too

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Carbarosia
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Postby Carbarosia » Sat Dec 19, 2009 7:18 am

I you burn our flag you are fined £3,000 Carbarosian Pounds. Burning flags of other nations is allowed, except ones from your region or your allies.
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Tropidor
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Postby Tropidor » Sat Dec 19, 2009 7:27 am

New Nicksyllvania wrote:Not technically illegal, burning the flag will nevertheless get oneself hung, drawn and quartered.

Even when a foreign nation burns our flag, a military unit will be dispated to invade a coastal town, and burn down their flag in retaliation.


I might just burn a New Nicksyllvanian flag just for that.

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Croatia and Montenegro
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Postby Croatia and Montenegro » Sat Dec 19, 2009 7:48 am

It is fine, free speech is something we value.
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