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What have you learnt after reading the AN’s factbooks? III

PostPosted: Tue May 04, 2021 11:18 am
by Sophia in England
As title says, what have you learned after reading the AN's factbooks?
United Communal Burrow Republics wrote:I learned that despite Mars possessing fertile land post it's terraforming, the citizens of Mars obtain their food via vertical farming. Now I could go over my personal reasons involving science why I think this is unrealistic, but this is a learning thread, not a teaching thread. I also found out that their meat products come from a similarly artificial origin, that being lab meats. It's a very interesting way to decide to feed your nation, and I find it very fascinating!

After reading UCB's factbooks, I learned that the origin planet of their species, Atis, was likely named from their Rulzea's protolanguage meaning "land" or "home". Atis is the fourth planet from their system's star, and enjoys the distinction of being a home and safe harbour for multicellular life. Interestingly enough, their years, months, and days are all in a metric style system.

PostPosted: Tue May 04, 2021 11:33 am
by Waisnor
This story happens in 1868 and the titular Sophia is pretty young, 10 at best.

OOC: Yay, I have the first reply :D

PostPosted: Tue May 04, 2021 11:36 am
by The Jamesian Republic
The first broadcasts were in November 1990 but they were very short.

PostPosted: Tue May 04, 2021 11:44 am
by Droiden
They have elections every 4 years and their assembly has 130 members

Damn, ninja'd

AN has 48 states with... very interesting names.

PostPosted: Tue May 04, 2021 11:46 am
by Islands Of Ventro
Over 14 million jobs have been assigned since the 2020 revolution

PostPosted: Tue May 04, 2021 12:44 pm
by The Independent Republic of Mars
That their military has a budget of 1.243 billion (I'm assuming) Vente, and has 212 million total personnel. This leaves a total budget per soldier of just under 6 Vente. I hope you can get a lot more for that amount than you can $6! Can't imagine their soldiers are particularly well equipped, otherwise.

PostPosted: Tue May 04, 2021 10:59 pm
by Sophia in England
Mars' colonisation began with private corporations, and though it's not written explicitly one might infer those companies were part of the reason for Mars' illegal declaration of independence from Earth, as those companies flourished after they no longer had to abide by the UN's laws and regulations.

PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2021 12:26 am
by Caribbean Confederation
They don't view states that don't hold the Metric System as 'civilised'. On a more serious note, it can be stated that corporal punishment is rare in the Girton College, which is a bit weird given the time period that this story happens in.

PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2021 12:41 am
by Polish PR
73.4% of their population are Christian, 16.6% atheist and 7.3% practice folk religions.

PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2021 1:48 am
by Waisnor
Warsaw Pact still exicts in this universe with Soviet Union being kicked out of it in 2002 (which is really epic), and with some additional countries, be it pretty understandable Yugoslavia and Libya or interesting additions like Spain, Austria and Greece.
And Palestine is a legit country here, which is also a part of Warsaw Pact.

PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2021 1:53 am
by The Restored Danelaw
A mostly flat land situated on plains alongside three relatively large rivers, Waisnor is nonetheless a temperate continenal land with a respectable amount of rain per year, and a 'good' environment.

PostPosted: Fri May 07, 2021 7:49 am
by Sophia in England

PostPosted: Fri May 07, 2021 8:23 am
by Brazil-Pindorama
They seem to be a pretty wacky alternate reality where danelaw quite survived. The amount of detail put into the factbooks is also notable, showing that the user has done a extensive grammatical research.

PostPosted: Fri May 07, 2021 6:08 pm
by Wexas
While their HDI is pretty high, their exchange rate to USD is only .73 USD for a dollar. This is actually a very interesting route, because a lower-than-US currency implies that the currency is more valuable than the USD, which typically only happens in nations with a comparative situation to the US or Middle Eastern Oil Baronies. Realistic? Given Brazil's technological/industrial prowess, I can still imagine it. But, it still interests me.

PostPosted: Fri May 07, 2021 11:53 pm
by Waisnor
Wexas and District of Balcones are allies thanks to the marriage between Jerry II and Martha.
Also Wexas has a good relationships with many realms in Texas, Kingdom of Louisiana, but is hated by Papacy.

PostPosted: Sat May 08, 2021 7:35 am
by Corporatist Argentina
It's stated that fights frequently break out in Waisnorian Parliament as well as crazy hijinks happen there. Which is expected for an Eastern European nation.

PostPosted: Sat May 08, 2021 8:41 am
by Pan-Asiatic States
>Italian-Japanese Futurism

I can't really put into words how much I find this concept to be based. I learned that Futurism, an already wacky ideology, can have an even wackier schism within its ranks. Vroom vroom!

PostPosted: Sat May 08, 2021 12:13 pm
by The Saucer Pilots
The PAS' military force has an odd doctrine in the sense that it is very hands-off when it comes to giving independence to corps-sized formations and their officers; on the other hand, it's infantry heavy Guerilla-focused forces are also armed with technologically advanced weapons.

PostPosted: Sat May 08, 2021 9:18 pm
by Elphole
The most interesting and most inventive part of their information was hidden in one of the overview parahraphs.

That their people are not so much multi-dimensional, but three human dimensions in mutiple universal dimensions.

It is a concept that reminds me of the finer disputes of trinitarian theology.

And then there is the concept of timelines relating to these mutiple universal dimensions, which means that one and the same individual may be part of two (incompatible?) histories, and thus have two (incompatible?) personal histories as part of their development.

This is where Berkeley and Derrida rear their heads - for the concept of intrasmittable individual interpretation as the only certain truth is the only model I would know to explain such a fascinating state of being.

PostPosted: Sat May 08, 2021 10:58 pm
by Sophia in England
Not only do all their current and former leader's names begin with "S", but many of them are credited with various great inventions, achievements, and military victories.

PostPosted: Sat May 08, 2021 11:01 pm
by Whitemore
It's a video game story mode type of nation and I love it, I enjoy reading everything that is updated.

PostPosted: Sun May 09, 2021 12:25 am
by Waisnor
According to the last census, two-thirds of Whitemore population are Atheists.

PostPosted: Sun May 09, 2021 12:26 am
by Pan-Asiatic States
The most common religion in Waisnor is Christianity.

PostPosted: Mon May 10, 2021 2:26 am
by Pan-Asiatic States
/ b a m p

damn have I not made my factbooks interesting enough for people to read....

PostPosted: Mon May 10, 2021 11:45 am
by Oedz-Yoge-Huj
Pan-Asiatic States wrote:/ b a m p

damn have I not made my factbooks interesting enough for people to read....

Skip me, all ye who may follow.


You have. They are THE BEST I have ever read.

They have humor, they feel almost like a browser game from the late 1990-ies, and the theme is pretty inventive too. It stimulates the reader's imagination.

Maybe everybody feels a bit daunted - your factbooks are after all "a tough act to follow" - and you have fallen foul of your own success?

(I for one, don't even have factbooks yet, and reading yours I was wondering: will I even bother to try and compete with that?)


/ skip me