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Welskerland
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Founded: Aug 06, 2014
New York Times Democracy

Postby Welskerland » Sat May 05, 2018 6:12 pm

Not exactly a RP idea, but I don't really know where else to ask this, so here I go.

I am thinking about making a thread for the election of the next monarch. Welskerland is a constitutional monarchy, but it isn't strictly hereditary, and is fact semi-democratic. There are four noble houses that the monarch can be elected from, and each family offers up anyone in their family suitable for the throne to be examined by the Crown Council, which is a collective body of electors who pick the heir by a vote of plurality.

Since the Monarch is a largely ceremonial position, what could the criteria be for determining who is the most qualified for the job? Could there be platforms they run on. I want the thread to be like the ones you see in F&NI where you vote on a poll for a president or prime minister, and then have an RP follow it where the winner of the poll is inviting foreign nations to their crowning ceremony.
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Kyrusia
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Founded: Nov 12, 2007
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Postby Kyrusia » Wed May 16, 2018 6:39 pm

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Cosmopolitan borovan
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Posts: 990
Founded: Jan 18, 2018
Father Knows Best State

Postby Cosmopolitan borovan » Mon Sep 03, 2018 12:41 pm

Why r all the threads in depth

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Shwe Tu Colony
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Founded: Sep 27, 2016
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Shwe Tu Colony » Mon Sep 03, 2018 1:44 pm

Cosmopolitan borovan wrote:Why r all the threads in depth


It's just what people prefer after having been on NationStates for so long, perhaps from their writing skills improving or just from what's considered desirable in this community. Still, I wouldn't call the social media threads or this one as particularly so in depth, or at least as in depth as other threads. You might just not be looking in the right places.
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Hatsunia
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Left-Leaning College State

Postby Hatsunia » Sat Sep 15, 2018 5:36 pm

All I'm wondering is, why do people like to RP monarchies so much?
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Saarkrisken
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Posts: 137
Founded: Aug 27, 2018
Ex-Nation

Postby Saarkrisken » Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:08 am

Hatsunia wrote:All I'm wondering is, why do people like to RP monarchies so much?


I think monarchies have a lot of appeal. First, the idea of a monarch fits with the nationstates idea that you the player, are the nation, that reflects the way a monarch is sometimes seen as the personification of a leader. In addition it makes character based RPing easier. You can role play relationships with the leaders of other nations, without worrying about elections making your character irrelevant. You also need less characters (although, I think most RPers don't realize the amount of ministers and advisers that a monarch needs to rule even a small modern country) There is also, a lot of types of monarchy, so you can have a monarchy that is a liberal democracy or an autocratic one, or even a socialist monarchy. The may difference between RPing with a monarchy and a republic (or the terminology I prefer, a Principality or a Republic), is that with a hereditary lifetime ruler, one can easily interact with other nations with Royal marriages and balls, but also have flawed characters that wouldn't be elected.

It is also fun. Especially compared to RPing Communism, or boring old liberal democracy.

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Oppermenia
Minister
 
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Founded: Apr 03, 2018
Left-wing Utopia

Postby Oppermenia » Sat Sep 29, 2018 2:48 pm

Welskerland wrote:Not exactly a RP idea, but I don't really know where else to ask this, so here I go.

I am thinking about making a thread for the election of the next monarch. Welskerland is a constitutional monarchy, but it isn't strictly hereditary, and is fact semi-democratic. There are four noble houses that the monarch can be elected from, and each family offers up anyone in their family suitable for the throne to be examined by the Crown Council, which is a collective body of electors who pick the heir by a vote of plurality.

Since the Monarch is a largely ceremonial position, what could the criteria be for determining who is the most qualified for the job? Could there be platforms they run on. I want the thread to be like the ones you see in F&NI where you vote on a poll for a president or prime minister, and then have an RP follow it where the winner of the poll is inviting foreign nations to their crowning ceremony.

I guess whoever has the most claim to the throne. Or how high in the nobility they are.
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Oppermenia
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Founded: Apr 03, 2018
Left-wing Utopia

Postby Oppermenia » Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:36 pm

Welskerland wrote:Not exactly a RP idea, but I don't really know where else to ask this, so here I go.

I am thinking about making a thread for the election of the next monarch. Welskerland is a constitutional monarchy, but it isn't strictly hereditary, and is fact semi-democratic. There are four noble houses that the monarch can be elected from, and each family offers up anyone in their family suitable for the throne to be examined by the Crown Council, which is a collective body of electors who pick the heir by a vote of plurality.

Since the Monarch is a largely ceremonial position, what could the criteria be for determining who is the most qualified for the job? Could there be platforms they run on. I want the thread to be like the ones you see in F&NI where you vote on a poll for a president or prime minister, and then have an RP follow it where the winner of the poll is inviting foreign nations to their crowning ceremony.

Something the candidates could go off of is how much of countrymen they are. Do they like their country, are they proud of it, would they serve these ceremonial duties well. Maybe popularity. Like, would the people like to see them wear the crown.
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We are a leftist nation that believes in the "we" over "I". That's why we are fond of wolves, because the Alpha looks after the pack.
Stick with us, and give us loyalty, and we'll do things that benefit you, and we'll stick with you.
If you cross us, however, then as a pack, we will hunt you.
Don't underestimate us.
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To learn about our government structure, click here:
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Nilrahrarfan
Envoy
 
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Founded: Sep 02, 2016
Compulsory Consumerist State

Postby Nilrahrarfan » Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:02 am

Saarkrisken wrote:
Hatsunia wrote:All I'm wondering is, why do people like to RP monarchies so much?


I think monarchies have a lot of appeal. First, the idea of a monarch fits with the nationstates idea that you the player, are the nation, that reflects the way a monarch is sometimes seen as the personification of a leader. In addition it makes character based RPing easier. You can role play relationships with the leaders of other nations, without worrying about elections making your character irrelevant. You also need less characters (although, I think most RPers don't realize the amount of ministers and advisers that a monarch needs to rule even a small modern country) There is also, a lot of types of monarchy, so you can have a monarchy that is a liberal democracy or an autocratic one, or even a socialist monarchy. The may difference between RPing with a monarchy and a republic (or the terminology I prefer, a Principality or a Republic), is that with a hereditary lifetime ruler, one can easily interact with other nations with Royal marriages and balls, but also have flawed characters that wouldn't be elected.

It is also fun. Especially compared to RPing Communism, or boring old liberal democracy.

But what about roleplaying Fascism?!
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Ruskland-Preuben
Minister
 
Posts: 2945
Founded: Mar 03, 2017
Iron Fist Consumerists

Postby Ruskland-Preuben » Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:09 am

Nilrahrarfan wrote:
Saarkrisken wrote:
I think monarchies have a lot of appeal. First, the idea of a monarch fits with the nationstates idea that you the player, are the nation, that reflects the way a monarch is sometimes seen as the personification of a leader. In addition it makes character based RPing easier. You can role play relationships with the leaders of other nations, without worrying about elections making your character irrelevant. You also need less characters (although, I think most RPers don't realize the amount of ministers and advisers that a monarch needs to rule even a small modern country) There is also, a lot of types of monarchy, so you can have a monarchy that is a liberal democracy or an autocratic one, or even a socialist monarchy. The may difference between RPing with a monarchy and a republic (or the terminology I prefer, a Principality or a Republic), is that with a hereditary lifetime ruler, one can easily interact with other nations with Royal marriages and balls, but also have flawed characters that wouldn't be elected.

It is also fun. Especially compared to RPing Communism, or boring old liberal democracy.

But what about roleplaying Fascism?!

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Saarkrisken
Spokesperson
 
Posts: 137
Founded: Aug 27, 2018
Ex-Nation

Postby Saarkrisken » Sun Oct 14, 2018 5:00 am

Nilrahrarfan wrote:
Saarkrisken wrote:
I think monarchies have a lot of appeal. First, the idea of a monarch fits with the nationstates idea that you the player, are the nation, that reflects the way a monarch is sometimes seen as the personification of a leader. In addition it makes character based RPing easier. You can role play relationships with the leaders of other nations, without worrying about elections making your character irrelevant. You also need less characters (although, I think most RPers don't realize the amount of ministers and advisers that a monarch needs to rule even a small modern country) There is also, a lot of types of monarchy, so you can have a monarchy that is a liberal democracy or an autocratic one, or even a socialist monarchy. The may difference between RPing with a monarchy and a republic (or the terminology I prefer, a Principality or a Republic), is that with a hereditary lifetime ruler, one can easily interact with other nations with Royal marriages and balls, but also have flawed characters that wouldn't be elected.

It is also fun. Especially compared to RPing Communism, or boring old liberal democracy.

But what about roleplaying Fascism?!


Is RPing fascism fun? Maybe only for some, and few people are real fascists.

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