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Auzkhia
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Founded: Mar 11, 2010
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Postby Auzkhia » Wed Jul 04, 2018 6:21 pm

What side of the road does your nation drive on?
-Left

What are the most popular colors of your people?
-Red

What real-world nation, if any, inspired yours?
-Austria-Hungary, German Empire. Basically, it's based in a Germany, which was unified by Austria, not Prussia.

How old is(/are) your leader(s)?
-The Emperor is 57 while the Imperial Chancellor is 49

What tech-level is your nation?
Modern/PMT/Fantast.
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The Kingdoms of Jhaugher
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Posts: 235
Founded: Jul 09, 2015
Ex-Nation

Postby The Kingdoms of Jhaugher » Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:17 pm

What side of the road does your nation drive on?
-Right

What are the most popular colors of your people?
-Shades of Blues and Yellows

What real-world nation, if any, inspired yours?
-Primarily India, China, and Japan. Baldroun is a massive, multilingual, multicultural, and plurinational country ruled under a constitutional monarchy. It experienced an economic boom during the latter half of the 20th century after reforms implemented in the midst of its formation as a state (which happened after two massive revolutions), and is now a developed economy, the largest in the world.

How old is(/are) your leader(s)?
- The Athrashta is 52 years old, while the Chancellor is 61.

What tech-level is your nation?
- Modern
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-United Republic of Freedonia
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Founded: Jan 01, 2018
Ex-Nation

Postby -United Republic of Freedonia » Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:32 pm

What side of the road does your nation drive on?: In the right, like any respectable nation.

What are the most popular colors of your people?: Shades of red and blue, currently violet-ish shades are trendy.

What real-world nation, if any, inspired yours?: well...
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How old is(/are) your leader(s)?: Prez Cathy has 29 years.

What tech-level is your nation?: Ooooh geez, it is kinda hard to explain the tech in a detailed manner. Early-FT is the rule of the game: Normal people can travel in their vacations to the Moon or Mars and go around the solar system comfortly although Freedonia didn't tried to go outside the local system. Electronics are quite advanced but aesthetically stuck in the 80-90's (weird when you can go to the MEGAWEB (internet analong) in your VR system and having a cyber-wrist (imagine the Pip-boy sent to the 90's) while video games still have Half Life-esque graphics and your PC has that windows XP A E S T H E T I C).
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New Transeurasia
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Left-Leaning College State

Postby New Transeurasia » Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:52 pm

What side of the road does your nation drive on?
Right.

What are the most popular colors of your people?
Blue, White, Red.
What real-world nation, if any, inspired yours?
Not much, but mildly influenced by Russia, the USSR, and the US's system of government but better
How old is(/are) your leader(s)?
Premier Nikita Mordvinov is 52 years old.
What tech-level is your nation?
PMT 2030
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Vallermoore
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Founded: Mar 27, 2011
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Postby Vallermoore » Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:33 pm

What colour is your nation's passport?

Ours is a dark blue.

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Auzkhia
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Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby Auzkhia » Thu Jul 05, 2018 11:41 am

The Passport of the Auzkhian Reich has a dark red or maroon cover and it is adorned with the coat of arms. On top it has the name European Union and our country name on it in any of the languages and then passport on the bottom in those languages, you have to request which languages. French is guaranteed because it is the language of diplomacy.
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Zeganas
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Founded: Jul 26, 2011
Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby Zeganas » Thu Jul 05, 2018 4:45 pm

The zeganasian passport is dark green.
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Kyrusia
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Posts: 9668
Founded: Nov 12, 2007
Capitalizt

Postby Kyrusia » Thu Jul 05, 2018 4:52 pm

As can be seen in the OP, I have added questionnaire/survey template links. It's very possible I've missed some. If you wish for your survey/questionnaire in this thread to be added, please include a "code" block of the survey. Example:

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[b]This is a code block:[/b] for a survey.
[b]You put questions here:[/b] And answer them here.
[b]In an actual survey:[/b] the answer sections would be empty.

Single-question posts will NOT be added to the OP directory.
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Vallermoore
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Postby Vallermoore » Thu Jul 05, 2018 5:29 pm

Is it ok to answer the questions of others that have been posted here in this thread, since I can't ask my own questions here?

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Garden at 6th Mile Road
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Posts: 510
Founded: Sep 20, 2017
Liberal Democratic Socialists

Postby Garden at 6th Mile Road » Thu Jul 05, 2018 5:31 pm

I figured that I will codify my questionnaire here. :)

Energy Consumption In Your Nation
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[b]What is the annual energy consumption of your nation?[/b]
[b]How much energy does your nation have?[/b]
[b]What form of energy generation is the most prevalent (Coal/Oil/Solar/Wind/etc...)?[/b]
[b]Cost of energy (e.g. NS$ 0.01 / Watt):[/b]
[b]Is your nation committed to using/converting to clean energy?[/b]
[b]Evaluate why for your choice for above question:[/b]
[b]Any other noteworthy remarks:[/b]


My own response would be:
What is the annual energy consumption of your nation? Holly consumes about 10400 Joules of energy per year.

How much energy does your nation have? ∞ Joules of useful energy. Low estimate indicates that there is AT LEAST a good SSCG(3) ↑TREE(3) g64 Joules of energy, where g64 = Graham's Number, TREE(n) = TREE sequence, SSCG(n) = Friedman's SSCG function, and an b = Knuth's Up-Arrow Notation.

What form of energy generation is the most prevalent (Coal/Oil/Solar/Wind/etc...)?: Light Energy, so practically Solar Energy will win here.

Cost of energy (e.g. NS$ 0.01 / Watt): NS$ 0 per Joules.

Is your nation committed to using/converting to clean energy? Yes

Evaluate why for your choice for above question: Since the "nation", the home, has nothing but light energy, and that itself is non-polluting, so... it's pretty clean already.

Any other noteworthy remarks: Our energy levels is infinite, and yes, that does break the Laws of Thermodynamics.
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Current Energy Level: (SSCG(3) ↑TREE(3) g64)! Joules,
g64 = Graham's Number, TREE(n) = TREE sequence, SSCG(n) = Friedman's SSCG function, n! = Factorial, and an b = Knuth's Up-Arrow Notation.

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Kyrusia
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Founded: Nov 12, 2007
Capitalizt

Postby Kyrusia » Thu Jul 05, 2018 5:33 pm

Vallermoore wrote:Is it ok to answer the questions of others that have been posted here in this thread, since I can't ask my own questions here?

You can do both; it's just single-question posts won't be added to the registry in the OP, as that'd quickly become simply untenable and make such a template registry uselessly massive. You can still ask them, discuss them, etc.
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Vallermoore
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Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Vallermoore » Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:38 pm

I can't be bothered to do most complex questions so I'll just answer the questions of others and rp in the right sub-board for rping until my rp ends if it ever does instead of asking questions to others.

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New Merakh
Secretary
 
Posts: 27
Founded: Jun 01, 2018
Left-wing Utopia

Postby New Merakh » Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:55 pm

What side of the road does your nation drive on? Right
What are the most popular colors of your people? Blue, green, and red.
What real-world nation, if any, inspired yours? Israel, Persia, Mongolia, Indigenous groups of China, Taiwan, Indonesia, Bhutan, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Myanmar.
How old is(/are) your leader(s)? Average age for a political figure is 40. Current leader, Tziporah Kasih, is 35.
What tech-level is your nation? MT, bordering on PMT in terms of sustainable tech.
What is the annual energy consumption of your nation? 4,890,173,310,000 kWh/yr. (6,215 kWh per person per year)
How much energy does your nation have? 2496 PE
What form of energy generation is the most prevalent (Coal/Oil/Solar/Wind/etc...)? Solar farms in our desert region provide most power. Hydro is second.
Cost of energy: $94 per MWh
Is your nation committed to using/converting to clean energy? Absolutely.
Evaluate why for your choice for above question: Merakh has been a leader in mitigating and adapting to climate change since the 60s and culturally has high disdain for environmentally harmful practices.
Any other noteworthy remarks: Merakh may be slightly PMT? Not highly futuristic, but out timeline has products and services not yet developed since our priorities shifted much earlier.
Is the Military as institution viewed positively or negatively by the public? Public opinion is neutral to positive with some anarchist and pacifist groups negative towards it. The military has not been involved in offensives measures since WWII, mainly used for disaster relief, refugee relocation, and defense, so the aggression commonly associated with militaries isn't something Merakh's army deals with
Are officers viewed positively or negatively? Neutral I'd say. Authority alone is not grounds for praise and honor in our military or society.
What qualities are officers viewed as having? Organizational skills, strategics, mutually respectful.
Are soldiers viewed positively or negatively? Positively for soldiers that continue past conscription, particularly those who help refugees and disaster victims.
What qualities are soldiers viewed as having? Dedicated, hard-working, kind to civilians.
How does the Military influence society? Not particularly much except for conscription, but conscripted members are not engaged in combat, and soldiers are rarely absent from home (depending on their division of course)
How does society influence the Military? Merakhis are highly pacifist unless defending against fascism and human rights concerns and very anti-idolization and corruption, so the military is not praised blindly and there are many groups against conscription, especially in our current period of peace.
Are there any festivals linked to the Military? There are parades with large focus on the military on May 1st and August 15th to honor the founding revolution against the Qing Dynasty and the end of WWII respectively.
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Zeganas
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Founded: Jul 26, 2011
Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby Zeganas » Fri Jul 06, 2018 11:10 am

What is the annual energy consumption of your nation? 105.7 tWh/year (87950.5 kWh/person/year)
How much energy does your nation have? 112.3 tW/year
What form of energy generation is the most prevalent? nuclear fusion
Cost of energy: $42.3/MWh
Is your nation committed to using/converting to clean energy? yes, and it already has
Evaluate why for your choice for above question: due to the waste generated by nuclear fission and fossil fuels
Any other noteworthy remarks: When nuclear fusion was discovered it quickly took off to replace other types of energy generation, and, as a result of the cheap new energy production, there is a national initiative to modernize the power grid.
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Hatterleigh
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Postby Hatterleigh » Sat Jul 07, 2018 9:55 am

What music does your leader generally listen to? Nothing specific
Does your leader play an instrument? Yes
If he/she does play an instrument, then which one? Alto Saxophone
If he/she does play an instrument, is your leader particularly skilled at it? He's pretty good

Anything noteworthy related to your leader and music: N/A


What is the annual energy consumption of your nation? 1,104,000,000,000
How much energy does your nation have? A lot
What form of energy generation is the most prevalent (Coal/Oil/Solar/Wind/etc...)? Nuclear Energy
Cost of energy (e.g. NS$ 0.01 / Watt): $98.02/MWh
Is your nation committed to using/converting to clean energy? Yes
Evaluate why for your choice for above question: Because it makes for a better future and a cleaner nation.
Any other noteworthy remarks: We use thorium rather than uranium for our nuclear process.
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Hatterleigh
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Postby Hatterleigh » Sat Jul 07, 2018 10:22 am

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[spoiler=Air Travel Survey]
[b]Are there many airports in your nation? Is Air Travel widely avaliable?[/b]
[b]On a scale from 1 to 10, rate your nation's airports in terms of quality:[/b]
[b]Are airports in YN private, nationalized, or a combination of the two?[/b]
[b]How Much does the average airplane ticket cost in YN?[/b]
[b]Are there different classes for Airplane seats in YN?[/b]
[b]On a scale from 1 to 10, rate your nation's airplanes in terms of quality:[/b]
[b]List any notable airplane producers in YN:[/b]
[b]List any notable airplane models that originate from YN: [/b]
[b]List any notable airlines in YN:[/b]
[b]What are airport security measures like in YN?[/b]
[b]Describe any other notable features about YN's air travel:[/b][/spoiler]


Here's Mine:
Are there many airports in your nation? Is Air Travel widely avaliable? Yes
On a scale from 1 to 10, rate your nation's airports in terms of quality: 8/10
Are airports in YN private, nationalized, or a combination of the two? Nearly all of them are nationalized, and owned by either a local or regional government or the central government.
How Much does the average airplane ticket cost in YN? It depends on where you're going, but on average around $490
Are there different classes for Airplane seats in YN? Yeah, most of the time.
On a scale from 1 to 10, rate your nation's airplanes in terms of quality: 8/10
List any notable airplane producers in YN: Suitre Manufacturing Inc.
List any notable airplane models that originate from YN: Skytrain A2 series planes, Suitre B3 series planes, Maelstrom A800B
List any notable airlines in YN: Pan-Hatterlese Airlines, Ether Airways, Mahogany Air
What are airport security measures like in YN? All passengers go through basic security measures like Baggage checking and a metal detector.
Describe any other notable features about YN's air travel: N/A
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Crazybloxian Empire
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Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Crazybloxian Empire » Sat Jul 07, 2018 7:50 pm

What kind of doors are used by your nation’s people?

What do they look like?

What is the most used material for making doors in YN?

What is the main characteristic of YN’s doors?

How many doors are produced in YN’s factories?

How much do they cost?

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[b]What kind of doors are used by your nation’s people?[/b]

[b]What do they look like?[/b]

[b]What is the most used material for making doors in YN[/b]?

[b]What is the main characteristic of YN’s doors?[/b]

[b]How many doors are produced in YN’s factories?[/b]

[b]How much do they cost?[/b]

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Rhodevus
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Liberal Democratic Socialists

Postby Rhodevus » Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:04 am

This is the most extensive questionnaire I have ever found for worldbuilding. hope it helps.

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[spoiler=Questions of Place][align=center][size=150][b][u]I. Questions of Place. [/u][/b][/size][/align]

[b]Describe the geography of where your society calls home. [/b]
[b]Describe the climate your society deals with. How severe are their seasons? [/b]
[b]What kinds of natural disasters has this society gotten used to? [/b]
[b]What importance (spiritual or cultural) do people ascribe to the geography? [/b]
[b]How do people feel about local landscapes being altered or used for a purpose other than what is traditional? [/b]
[b]What are the most commonly-grown foods? [/b]
[b]What are the most commonly-eaten meats? [/b]
[b]What foods are considered exotic or expensive? [/b]
[b]What forms of alcohol are common? Rare? [/b]
[b]Is there usually enough food and water for the population? [/b]
[b]What is this place's most abundant resource? [/b]
[b]What is its most valuable resource? [/b]
[b]What resource is it most lacking? [/b]
[b]How do people travel from one place to another? [/b]
[b]Are the borders secure? In what way? [/b]
[b]How many people live here? [/b]
[b]Where in this place do they congregate? [/b]
[b]What part of this place do they avoid? Why? [/b]
[b]What are the most common domesticated animals here? And what are they domesticated for? [/b]
[b]What are the most common wild animals? How are wild animals treated? [/b]
[b]Which animals are likely to be pets? Which ones won't be? [/b]
[b]What are the most common domesticated plants here? And what are they used for? [/b]
[b]What are the most common wild plants here? What are they used for? [/b][/spoiler]


[spoiler=Questions of Time][align=center][size=150][b][u]II. Questions of Time. [/u][/b][/size][/align]
[b]How far back does this society’s written history go? [/b]
[b]How far back do its people believe it goes? [/b]
[b]How was this society founded? Who founded it and under what circumstances? [/b]
[b]What were the chief powers in the time when this society was founded? [/b]
[b]If it originated far away from here, how did it get here? [/b]
[b]What is the worst disaster they believe they've faced? [/b]
[b]What are the major events in this culture's past? [/b]
[b]What was the best thing that ever happened to them? [/b]
[b]What in their past makes them feel ashamed? [/b]
[b]What in their past makes them proud? [/b]
[b]What are they afraid of happening again? [/b]
[b]What are they hoping will happen? Do they think it likely? [/b]
[b]How strongly are people attached or connected to their heritage? [/b]
[b]What do they assume the future will hold? [/b]
[b]How has this society changed? Do its current members realize this? [/b]
[b]What are the most popular stories about the past? [/b]
[b]Who in the past is the greatest hero? The worst villain? [/b]
[b]Do people think the present better or worse than the past? [/b]
[b]Do people believe the future will be better or worse than the present or past? [/b][/spoiler]

[spoiler=Questions of Race and Ethnicity][align=center][size=150][b][u]III. Questions of Race and Ethnicity. [/u][/b][/size][/align]
[b]What are the chief races in the region? [/b]
[b]What are the chief ethnic groups of each race in the region? How are they distributed in place? [/b]
[b]How do they differ by language, appearance or ancestry? [/b]
[b]What jobs do the chief ethnicities primarily occupy? Are any groups denied work because of racial or ethnic heritage? [/b]
[b]What are typical attitudes of the native (or majority) ethnos to immigrants and other ethnicities? [/b]
[b]How has any variety of ethnicity in the region changed the society’s culture? [/b][/spoiler]


[spoiler=Questions of Family][align=center][size=150][b][u]IV. Questions of Family. [/u][/b][/size][/align]
[b]How many spouses may a man or woman have? [/b]
[b]Who decides on a marriage? [/b]
[b]Can a marriage end in divorce? How? [/b]
[b]Who usually takes custody of children if a marriage ends for some reason? [/b]
[b]How are families named? [/b]
[b]What happens to orphans? [/b]
[b]How are boy and girl children treated differently? [/b]
[b]What, if anything, is considered a good marriage gift? [/b]
[b]What inanimate or sexless things are considered male or female? [/b]
[b]Does this society connect the ideas of marriage with love? [/b]
[b]How big are families, typically? [/b]
[b]What constitutes a household? How many people live in one household? How many generations? [/b]
[b]Are girls or boys preferred and why? [/b]
[b]How common is domestic violence? Is it understood to be a problem, or a normal aspect of family life? [/b]
[b]If it is seen as problematic, what is being done about it? [/b][/spoiler]

[spoiler=Questions of Customs and Social Life][align=center][size=150][b][u]V. Questions of Customs and Social Life. [/u][/b][/size][/align]
[b]What colors are associated with power? With virtue? With death? [/b]
[b]If two men get into a fight, how is this supposed to be resolved? [/b]
[b]If two women get into a fight, how should that be resolved? [/b]
[b]How do people demonstrate grief? [/b]
[b]Who inherits property? Titles? Position? [/b]
[b]What are the most popular games? How important are they? [/b]
[b]When and how does someone go from child to adult? [/b]
[b]How much free time do people usually get? [/b]
[b]What do they spend this time doing? [/b]
[b]Is society segregated in any way? [/b]
[b]What social classes or divisions exist in this society? [/b]
[b]If so, can people move from one class to another? Are there any benefits to being of one class over another? [/b]
[b]Is there any discrimination against minority groups (racial, ethnic, religious) in this society? [/b]
[b]How independent or codependent are individuals? [/b]
[b]What are the typical roles of women and men? What are the expectations of children? [/b]
[b]Does the government play a large part in people’s lives? [/b]
[b]Does religion play a large part in people’s lives? [/b]

[b][i][u]Food[/u][/i][/b]
[b]Describe how daily food is obtained. [/b]
[b]What type of foods are most popular? [/b]
[b]What are typical dishes and specialties of the region? [/b]
[b]What type of food is the locality or region famous for? [/b]
[b]What cutlery, if any, do people use for cooking and eating? [/b]
[b]How is the table arranged? [/b]
[b]How do people sit when eating? Is there any arrangement by age or dignity of diners? [/b]
[b]How many and when are the main mealtimes? [/b]
[b]Are there restaurants, popinas, street vendors or other places where food may be bought in public? [/b]
[b]Is there a significant risk of food poisoning? How many cases lead to death? Is there understood to be a link between food and poisoning or illness? [/b]
[b]How much does a typical meal cost, if bought and not grown at home? [/b]
[b]Clothing and Fashion What kind of clothes do people wear? How does this vary by season, ethnicity, age, profession, etc? [/b]
[b]How do the genders dress: what differences are there between mens and womens clothing and accessories? [/b]
[b]How is clothing made, in small shops or larger factories? [/b]
[b]How much does typical clothing cost? [/b]
[b]How important is fashion to people? How does this vary by individual? [/b]
[b]What kinds of jewelry do people wear? And when? [/b]

[b][i][u]Entertainments[/u][/i][/b]
[b]Does the culture have outlets for dramatic arts (theater, puppetry, cinematography)? [/b]
[b]What other major forms of entertainment are there? [/b]
[b]Is the populace literate and numerate? [/b]
[b]Do people read for pleasure? If so, what do they read? [/b]
[b]How much do books, magazines, broadsheets and the like cost? [/b]
[b]Is there a public library system? Who uses it? [/b]
[b]Who are popular authors and poets? [/b]
[b]Who are some of the more famous characters from literature? [/b]
[b]How has this changed over time? [/b][/spoiler]


[spoiler=Questions of Manners][align=center][size=150][b][u]VI. Questions of Manners. [/u][/b][/size][/align]
[b]Who speaks first at a formal gathering? [/b]
[b]What kinds of gifts are considered appropriate or in extremely bad taste? [/b]
[b]How do younger adults address their elders? [/b]
[b]When is it rude to laugh at something funny? [/b]
[b]What kinds of questions cannot be asked in public? In private? At all? [/b]
[b]What parts of the body are routinely covered? [/b]
[b]How private are bodily functions like bathing or defecating? [/b][/spoiler]

[spoiler=Questions of Faith][align=center][size=150][b][u]VII. Questions of Faith. [/u][/b][/size][/align]
[b]Is the culture religious or nonreligious? [/b]
[b]What are the major religious groups in the region? [/b]
[b]What are some of their core doctrines, dogmas, beliefs and practices? [/b]
[b]What is the overall cosmology and eschatology in religious terms? [/b]
[b]Is religion a cause of dissatisfaction, dissention or hostility in the region? [/b]
[b]Are religious traditions and any scriptures oral or written in nature or a combination? [/b]
[b]Is there a set canon of what consitutes officially sanctioned scripture? [/b]
[b]How are scriptural / traditional exegesis accomplished and by what hermeneutics? [/b]
[b]What is the role of myth within the religion? [/b]
[b]Is there a formal creed or set of credal statements that define the faith? [/b]
[b]What are typical symbols used in the religion and their meanings? [/b]
[b]What ritual objects are used in the religion (relics, talismans, medals, charms, etc)? [/b]
[b]What religious officials are there? Is there a formal clergy? How are they organised? [/b]
[b]Are there monks, saints, faqirs, nuns, prophets, apostles, disciples, preachers, friars, shamans, martyrs, mystics, seers, vates, sages, ascetics, religious heroes, saviours, redeemers, etc? [/b]
[b]What do people believe happens to them after death? How, if at all, can they influence this? [/b]
[b]What happens to those who disagree with the majority on questions of religion? [/b]
[b]Are there any particular places considered special or holy? What are they like? [/b]
[b]Is there a set religious calendar? What are the most popular rituals or festivals? [/b]
[b]Are there liturgical, meditative, and contemplative aspects to the religion? [/b]
[b]What is the basic structure of the religion (unitary, dualistic, etc)? [/b]
[b]What is the basic theology of the religion (i.e., monotheistic, polytheistic, henotheistc etc)? [/b]
[b]What do people have to offer to their Deity or deities? [/b]
[b]What do people want from their Deity or deities? How do they try and get it? [/b]
[b]Are there differing denominations or sects of the religion? [/b]
[b]How do their religious practices differ from their neighbours? [/b]
[b]Are issues such as orthodoxy, heterodoxy, heresy and apostasy keys in the religious life? [/b]
[b]What gender, ethnic, national or racial issues exist within the religion? [/b]
[b]Is ecumenism engaged in, or are other traditions treated as adversaries or enemies? [/b]
[b]What is the most commonly broken religious rule? [/b]
[b]What is the least-violated religious rule? [/b]
[b]How are such infractions punished? Is it possible to expel a community member? [/b]
[b]How can an outsider join the religious community? [/b]
[b]Does the religion send out missionaries? What role(s) do they play? [/b]
[b]What factions exist within the dominant religious institutions? How do they compete? [/b]
[b]Are the differing groups a result of schismatism or mutual and cooperative separation? [/b]
[b]Are there monastic groups? What do they do and how are they organized? How do you join one? [/b]
[b]Are there cult groups within the religious community? [/b]
[b]How are those who follow different faiths treated? [/b]
[b]What relationship do religious and political leaders have? [/b]
[b]What superstitions are common? What kinds of supernatural events or beings do people fear? [/b]
[b]What kinds of supernatural or other-natural beings exist in this religion (angels, demons, devi, asuras, spirits, ghosts, sprites, etc)? [/b]
[b]How are dreams and visions encompassed by the religion? [/b]
[b]How is religious action expressed (spontaneous or ritual liturgy, song, dance, music, ritual action, sex, miracle plays, etc)? [/b]

[b][i][u]Magic[/u][/i][/b]
[b]How is magic integrated into society? [/b]
[b]Who can work magic? Is anyone disallowed from working magic? [/b]
[b]How are works of magic accomplished? [/b]
[b]What kind of preparation or study is required before undertaking a magical work? [/b][/spoiler]


[spoiler=Questions of Labour][align=center][size=150][b][u]VIII. Questions of Labour. [/u][/b][/size][/align]
[b]Describe any kind of division of labour, such as into physical versus mental versus spiritual. [/b]
[b]Is there any especial prestige attached to some category of labour or a particular job? [/b]
[b]What jobs are considered mucky or are particularly depreciated? [/b]
[b]What professions or activities are considered masculine? [/b]
[b]What professions or activities are viewed as feminine? [/b]
[b]What are usual working hours? Are there days of rest or holidays? [/b]
[b]How does this differ between different jobs? [/b]
[b]What jobs have few workers and why? [/b]
[b]What are typical wages for various jobs? [/b]
[b]How does work affect lifestyle and health? [/b]
[b]What sorts of jobs are preferred by which people? Are some jobs denied to certain groups? [/b]
[b]What are the ethical oaths or codes that govern various jobs? Is there a difference in ethics between manual and mental or spiritual work? [/b][/spoiler]

[spoiler=Questions of Art][align=center][size=150][b][u]IX. Questions of Art. [/u][/b][/size][/align]
[b]What are the favorite art forms? [/b]
[b]What are the least-favorite? [/b]
[b]How respected are artists? [/b]
[b]Do artists require official or unofficial protection or patronage? [/b]
[b]What kinds of trouble are artists in particular likely to find themselves in? [/b]
[b]How might a very successful artist live? [/b]
[b]What forms of theatre does your society have? [/b]
[b]How naturalistic or stylized is your society's art? [/b]
[b]What shapes are most common in your society's arts, like embroidery or architecture? [/b]
[b]Which artforms get the most and least respect? [/b]
[b]What form does censorship take? [/b]
[b]Who may not be an artist? [/b]
[b]What qualities equal "beauty" in this society? [/b]
[b]What makes a man or woman especially beautiful? [/b]
[b]How do people react to tattoos? Piercings? Facial hair? Cosmetics? [/b]

[b][i][u]Entertainment[/u][/i][/b]
[b]Do people enjoy looking at art? Does this vary among communities? [/b]
[b]Do people enjoy doing art? Does this vary? [/b]
[b]Is there any calligraphy? Who does it? [/b]
[b]Does your culture have a distinct (or not so) musical style? What is it like? [/b]
[b]How do people listen to music (in a theater, at home, on the street, mechanical)? [/b]
[b]Does music influence people's behaviour? [/b]
[b]Does this culture have a typical dance form? What is it like? [/b]
[b]Who goes to see such entertainments? [/b][/spoiler]

[spoiler=Questions of Marriage][align=center][size=150][b][u]X. Questions of Marriage. [/u][/b][/size][/align]
[b]How is a marriage defined? How is a marriage contracted? [/b]
[b]What is the term of a marriage contract? [/b]
[b]What gifts are considered appropriate or inappropriate for a wedding? [/b]
[b]How are marriages celebrated? [/b]
[b]What is considered too great a difference in age for a couple? [/b]
[b]Do relationships allow multiple partners? [/b]
[b]In what ways is a marriage considered broken? [/b]
[b]How can a marriage be terminated? [/b][/spoiler]


[spoiler=Questions of Health][align=center][size=150][b][u]XI. Questions of Health. [/u][/b][/size][/align]
[b]What is the average life expectancy? How does this differ between different regions, races or ethnicities? [/b]
[b]What access do people have to clean drinking water (at home or in public)? [/b]
[b]What access do people have to proper sanitation (at home or in public)? [/b]
[b]Do houses or public buildings have plumbing? Cold and warm water? [/b]
[b]Describe any public or private bathing or latrine facilities. [/b]
[b]How is healthcare delivered in this society; what are its foundations? [/b]
[b]Are there hospitals or sanitaria where many forms of health care are concentrated; or are practitioners more diffuse within the community? [/b]
[b]Do people have access to any form of medical aid for emergencies or for less urgent problems? [/b]
[b]What kinds of ailments or injuries are treatable in the locality using available supplies and expertise? [/b]
[b]What does typical healthcare cost? [/b]
[b]How do this societys doctors try to treat wounds and sickness? [/b]
[b]Which medical assumtions of this society are wrong? [/b]
[b]Do people seek care on an as-needed or emergency basis; or is health care seen as a preventative endeavour. [/b]
[b]How often do people see their doctor, dentist or other healthcare provider? [/b]
[b]Is a distinction made between physical and nonphysical ailments? [/b]
[b]What happens to those suffering from extreme mental illness? Spiritual illness? Other? [/b]
[b]How do people react to physical deformity (both congenital and acquired)? [/b][/spoiler]

[spoiler=Questions of Sex][align=center][size=150][b][u]XII. Questions of Sex. [/u][/b][/size][/align]
[b]How does your society define incest? Rape? How do people react to these? [/b]
[b]What secret vice is believed to be widely practiced? [/b]
[b]What secret vice actually is practiced? [/b]
[b]What sexual habits are widely believed common among foreigners? [/b]
[b]How do people react to homosexuality? Is it frowned on? Encouraged? [/b]
[b]Are premarital sexual relations allowed? Extramarital? [/b]
[b]How is adultery defined? What (if any) is the punishment? Who decides? [/b]
[b]Is prostitution legal? How are prostitutes viewed? Is this accurate? [/b]
[b]What is the greatest sexual taboo? [/b]
[b]What does this society mean by the word "virgin" and how important is it? [/b]
[b]Is sex confined to marriage? Or, is it supposed to be? [/b]
[b]What constitutes aberrant sexual behavior? [/b]
[b]Are there any cultural or religious strictures, norms or taboos that specifically address sexual conduct? [/b]
[b]Are there secular laws that control or restrict sexual behaviour? [/b]
[b]At what age is it considered normal to engage in sex? Are there taboos against sex with children? [/b]
[b]Should sex be a one-to-one experience? Or are groups allowed? [/b][/spoiler]

[spoiler=Questions of Education][align=center][size=150][b][u]XIII. Questions of Education. [/u][/b][/size][/align]
[b]Describe the education of the society’s people: formal schooling, apprenticeship, etc. [/b]
[b]If education is mainly by apprenticeship, how is this accomplished? [/b]
[b]Is education compulsory / offered to everyone? What is the cost of education? [/b]
[b]Between which ages does education happen? [/b]
[b]How are year groups and academic years arranged? [/b]
[b]How are curricula arranged? What courses are typically offered? [/b]
[b]What degrees or diplomas are offered by schools? [/b]
[b]What do schools / colleges / universities look like? [/b]
[b]What are the classrooms like? What is a typical class size[/b]
[b]Who is in charge of education in the country, and in each individual school? [/b]
[b]Does this society have its own language? Its own writing system? [/b]
[b]How common is literacy? How is literacy viewed? [/b]
[b]What form and value are books? [/b]
[b]Who teaches others? How do they teach? [/b]
[b]Who decides who learns to read or write? [/b]
[b]Who teaches professions, like carpenter or scribe? [/b]
[b]Are foreigners ever brought in to teach new skills? Who does that? [/b][/spoiler]

[spoiler=Questions of Technology][align=center][size=150][b][u]XIV. Questions of Technology. [/u][/b][/size][/align]
[b]Are philosophy and science unified, or do they exist as separate and independent disciplines? [/b]
[b]What devices and technologies are available for people? [/b]
[b]Are such devices taken for granted? If not, how many are appreciated? [/b]
[b]How do people envision a difficult or impossible task that could be made easier by using some kind of device or futuristic technology? [/b]
[b]How is knowledge distributed? Is it kept unknown to the common people, or is available for all? [/b]

[b][i][u]Architecture[/u][/i][/b]
[b]What major architectural styles are present? What do they look like? [/b]
[b]How does this vary over time and between places in the region? [/b]
[b]What major elements are present? How are they pieced together? [/b]
[b]What are houses like inside and out? [/b]
[b]What are palaces and castles like? [/b]
[b]How tall is the tallest building? How big is the biggest building? [/b]
[b]What materials are used in typical construction? Do any materials have to be imported? [/b]
[b]How are buildings constructed? Are there machines or is work done by hand? [/b]
[b]What are some famous landmarks in the region? Why are they famous? Are they famous internationally? [/b][/spoiler]


[spoiler=Questions of Transportation and Communications][align=center][size=150][b][u]XV. Questions of Transportation and Communications. [/u][/b][/size][/align]
[b]How do people get from place to place? Does this vary at all in different places? [/b]
[b]Do people make long journeys? If so, what are they like? [/b]
[b]Is there a public transport system? Who uses it? How much does it cost? [/b]
[b]What are the roads like? How do they vary from place to place? [/b]
[b]Do individuals or families own and use their own vehicles? [/b]
[b]How safe and clean is the typical transport system? [/b]
[b]What major fuels are used? [/b]
[b]Apart from face to face, how do people communicate with each other? [/b]
[b]Is there a postal service? How fast is it? How much does it cost to use? What restrictions are there on packet delivery? Does the post operate internationally? How likely is it that an article sent in the post will reach its intended destination? [/b]
[b]What technical or mechanical means of communications exist? [/b][/spoiler]


[spoiler=Questions of Economics][align=center][size=150][b][u]XVI. Questions of Economics. [/u][/b][/size][/align]

[b]What is the local economy based on?[/b]
[b]How is commerce engaged in? [/b]
[b]If levied, how are taxes collected? What are such revenues used for? How does taxation affect the people? [/b]
[b]What do people expect from their government in return for the taxes paid? [/b]

[b][i][u]Money[/u][/i][/b]
[b]What is the local currency like? How is it subdivided? What is it based on (metal, labour, fiat)? [/b]
[b]Is currency issued by a central authority or by some decentralised means? [/b]
[b]How does it compare to other neighbouring currencies? [/b]
[b]How has the value of the currency changed or fluctuated recently? [/b]
[b]How are coins and notes produced? How common are forgeries? [/b]
[b]How is wealth distributed? [/b]
[b]Is there a public banking system? [/b]
[b]Who uses it? What benefits does it bring? At what cost? [/b]
[b]Is there a large gap between the wealth of the rich and poor? What expectations do each group have from the other? [/b]
[b]What constitutes "poverty" in this society? [/b][/spoiler]

[spoiler=Questions of Death and Burial][align=center][size=150][b][u]XVII. Questions of Death and Burial. [/u][/b][/size][/align]
[b]What is their understanding of death and dying? [/b]
[b]What does this society do with their corpses? [/b]
[b]Do they cremate their dead? Or, how are dead bodies disposed of? [/b]
[b]Is the family responsible for the body? [/b]
[b]What part do the priests play? [/b]
[b]Are there cemeteries at all? [/b]
[b]Or, does everyone have a crypt in back with all the relatives in it? [/b]
[b]Do people visit the dead? If so, how often and why? [/b]

[b][i][u]Suicide[/u][/i][/b]
[b]What do people in this culture think about suicide? [/b]
[b]Is it the greatest sin one can commit? Or is it a sin at all? [/b]
[b]Is it the great and last comfort of a tormented soul? [/b]
[b]Is it worse than murder? [/b][/spoiler]
[spoiler=Questions of Government][align=center][size=150][b][u]XVIII. Questions of Government. [/u][/b][/size][/align]
[b]What is the form of government? How is it structured? [/b]
[b]What are some of the most fundamental policies of the government? [/b]
[b]What is the political status of minority communities? [/b]
[b]How is government chosen? [/b]
[b]What is the country’s general foreign policy? [/b]
[b]Who decides whether someone has broken a law? How? [/b]
[b]What kinds of punishments are meted out? By whom? Why? [/b]
[b]How are new laws created or old ones changed? [/b]
[b]Is there some form of clemency or pardon? What is involved? [/b]
[b]Who has the right to give orders, and why? [/b]
[b]What titles do various officials have? [/b]
[b]How are the rules different for officials as opposed to the common person? [/b]
[b]How do government officials dress? [/b]
[b]Is the law written down? Who interprets it? [/b]
[b]Once accused, what recourse does someone have? [/b]
[b]Is torture allowed? What kinds? Is capital punishment allowed? [/b]
[b]How are criminals executed? [/b]
[b]Who cannot rise to positions of leadership? [/b]
[b]Is bribery allowed? Under what circumstances? [/b]
[b]What makes someone a bad ruler in this society? What can be done about it? [/b]
[b]What are the most common or dangerous forms of criminal? [/b]

[b][i][u]City Watch & Sheriffs[/u][/i][/b]
[b]Is there a civilian police force, or is law enforcement the province of the military? [/b]
[b]Is the police force a nationalised one, or are there multiple regional forces? [/b]
[b]How militant or vigilante are they? Are they usually or ever armed? [/b]
[b]What is the extent of their authority? Can they shoot you? Can they use magic? Can they torture or otherwise force a confession? Can they use telepathy? [/b]
[b]Are there individuals or groups who are above the law? [/b]
[b]Is there a secret police? [/b]
[b]What is the role of police informants, if any? [/b]
[align=center][size=150][b][u]XIX. Questions of Warfare.[/u][/b][/size][/align]
[b]Does the country have an armed force? What types? What size? [/b]
[b]How do the armed forces compare with others in the region or world? [/b]
[b]Who declares war? [/b]
[b]Who has the power to declare conditions of peace? [/b]
[b]How are treaties negotiated? [/b]
[b]What happens to prisoners taken in battle? [/b]
[b]What weapons are favoured by the various armed forces? [/b]
[b]What form of warfare does this society use? [/b]
[b]How do battles in the airs or waters or underworlds differ from surface warfare? [/b]
[b]Who are the Elite warriors? What distinguishes them? [/b]
[b]How does someone get command of troops? [/b]
[b]Where do the loyalties of military units lie? [/b]
[b]Are there professional soldiers? Do they make up the bulk of the military? [/b]
[b]What is campaign or camp life like? [/b]
[b]What ethical or moral codes do warriors adhere to? [/b]
[b]How are battle injuries treated? [/b]
[b]How long do wars typically last? [/b]
[b]Has this society ever attacked another? What was the nature of that war? What would make this society go to war? [/b]
[b]Has there ever been a civil war or a revolution? [/b]
[b]What do soldiers do when there's no war? [/b]
[b]Are there any current tensions / wars / embargoes etc with any other nations? [/b]
[b]Who are the country’s enemies? Whos winning the war? [/b]
[b]What defences are available to cities? [/b][/spoiler]
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Postby Destructive Government Economic System » Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:14 am

Rhodevus wrote:-Snip-


Definitely a handful to look at. This is going to take hours to complete. I'll post my reply here and make edits when I have the time to answer more questions:

I. Questions of Place.


Describe the geography of where your society calls home. Bad. Typically uninhabitable for normal human beings in terms of temperature, pollution levels, and overall plant life.
Describe the climate your society deals with. How severe are their seasons? Extremely hot. Winter, spring, and fall do not exist here, however, since our pollution levels are high enough to instigate a perpetual warming of our atmosphere to temperatures that exceed hundreds of degrees (Fahrenheit). In other words, we're in an extreme form of summer, forever.
What kinds of natural disasters has this society gotten used to? Volcanic activity and widespread fires. Both disasters are particularly due to the fact that part of our nation resides in the dimension of Hell.
What importance (spiritual or cultural) do people ascribe to the geography? Not really much. We do attribute it to the reference that this ground we stand on is completely uninhabitable for democratic countries. We plan on expanding the horrible conditions of our Empire as far as possible. Problem is... "as far as possible" means our entire universe, and that isn't exactly possible at the moment... or anytime soon.
How do people feel about local landscapes being altered or used for a purpose other than what is traditional? Everyone will follow what our leader, the Great Uniter and Beast, does, says, and orders, so nobody will question him directly or oppose him in any form of way. That being said, he will likely never come to a decision that involves using non-traditional methods of extorting our hazardous geographical land.
What are the most commonly-grown foods? N/A. We don't consume food here.
What are the most commonly-eaten meats? N/A. See above.
What foods are considered exotic or expensive? N/A. See above.
What forms of alcohol are common? Rare? N/A. See above.
Is there usually enough food and water for the population? N/A. See above.
What is this place's most abundant resource? Likely either coal or petroleum. We extensively use non-renewable resources. Clearly, this has become a prime reason for our temperature levels to rise so abnormally quickly.
What is its most valuable resource? Metal. We regularly outfit our dragons with PMT-level armor. Clearly, said armor will be fashioned from metal. Iron is the standard, but more durable substances will always be preferred.
What resource is it most lacking? Water. You will most-likely never see any form of water in the DGES due to almost, if not all of it, having evaporated. Our overall temperature is much too high to sustain the substance here.
How do people travel from one place to another? We have military vehicles, bullet trains, locomotives, airplanes, and the ability to fly (rarely used and only some possess the ability to fly).
Are the borders secure? In what way? Definitely. We have our overall landscape conditions to deter any unwanted visitors and our military to enforce its safety.
How many people live here? 900-999 billion. (OOC: Not going any higher than this estimate due to me not wanting to be too overpowered with my nation.)
Where in this place do they congregate? Anywhere. Our entire population has some form of military training, and we engage in armed conflicts with other nations on a regular basis. Preparation is a necessity.
What part of this place do they avoid? Why? The Void and certain parts of Hell. The Void due to it being a place where you literally cannot do anything other than simply exist there (yes, once you enter the area, you exist there for all eternity), and the most egregious parts of Hell for obvious reasons.
What are the most common domesticated animals here? And what are they domesticated for? N/A. Pets and pet lovers don't exist here.
What are the most common wild animals? How are wild animals treated? Dragons, we assume. We used to hunt them down for the sole purpose of driving them to extinction, but now we have decided to incorporate them into our armed forces. Fighting them is an incredibly unwise decision to make, unless said decision was made due to no other options to choose from.
Which animals are likely to be pets? Which ones won't be? Possibly human POWs. Nothing else will be used as pets here.
What are the most common domesticated plants here? And what are they used for? Domesticated plants? Here? They'll die.
What are the most common wild plants here? What are they used for? Dead ones. We can at least use them to make coal, though that process might take a very long time to undergo.



II. Questions of Time.

How far back does this society’s written history go? B.C era. We are centuries old in terms of years.
How far back do its people believe it goes? See above.
How was this society founded? Who founded it and under what circumstances? The Great Uniter and Beast of the DGES founded it after uniting everyone after a moderate-sized war occurred. He was the winner of said war, obviously.
What were the chief powers in the time when this society was founded? Him and a band of sorcerers.
If it originated far away from here, how did it get here? It was always here. We've extended our borders, but the original area is still being used.
What is the worst disaster they believe they've faced? A civil war. Basic information of it can be found in our main factbook.
What are the major events in this culture's past? Other than our civil war, we've always been invading other countries to annihilate them from existence.
What was the best thing that ever happened to them? We joined Psychotic Dictatorships, enlightening us with the glory of DEAREST LEADER Menta Lee-Il.
What in their past makes them feel ashamed? We were overthrown once in another war. Actual details of said war are unable to be gathered at the moment, but it did lead to this occurring: Destructive Government Economy System. Luckily, we got back together and now this will never occur again, based on what we know so far.
What in their past makes them proud? Joining our current region.
What are they afraid of happening again? Being overthrown.
What are they hoping will happen? Do they think it likely? Taking over our entire universe to rid it of democratic countries. It is likely to never happen, but we will always strive towards this goal. One less democracy = one less crumb to worry of cleaning.
How strongly are people attached or connected to their heritage? Most don't even have mind here. They're animated skeletons with no mind of their own.
What do they assume the future will hold? The ones who do possess actual minds (i.e. sorcerers) have no idea, but that is what makes it so interesting. If we controlled our own fate, it would surely provide many benefits, but it has a chance of being slightly anticlimactic.
How has this society changed? Do its current members realize this? We've adapted to modern technology, and of course we've realized this.
What are the most popular stories about the past? Our civil war and of the tales of our DEAREST LEADER.
Who in the past is the greatest hero? The worst villain? Heroes: Our DEAREST LEADER and our Emperor, the Great Uniter and Beast. Villains: Democratic leaders and citizens. Every single one of them is seen as the "worst" by us.
Do people think the present better or worse than the past? Better, since now we're capable of mass destruction through our advancements in technology.
Do people believe the future will be better or worse than the present or past? We will have to wait and see.


III. Questions of Race and Ethnicity.

What are the chief races in the region?
What are the chief ethnic groups of each race in the region? How are they distributed in place?
How do they differ by language, appearance or ancestry?
What jobs do the chief ethnicities primarily occupy? Are any groups denied work because of racial or ethnic heritage?
What are typical attitudes of the native (or majority) ethnos to immigrants and other ethnicities?
How has any variety of ethnicity in the region changed the society’s culture?



IV. Questions of Family.

How many spouses may a man or woman have?
Who decides on a marriage?
Can a marriage end in divorce? How?
Who usually takes custody of children if a marriage ends for some reason?
How are families named?
What happens to orphans?
How are boy and girl children treated differently?
What, if anything, is considered a good marriage gift?
What inanimate or sexless things are considered male or female?
Does this society connect the ideas of marriage with love?
How big are families, typically?
What constitutes a household? How many people live in one household? How many generations?
Are girls or boys preferred and why?
How common is domestic violence? Is it understood to be a problem, or a normal aspect of family life?
If it is seen as problematic, what is being done about it?


V. Questions of Customs and Social Life.

What colors are associated with power? With virtue? With death?
If two men get into a fight, how is this supposed to be resolved?
If two women get into a fight, how should that be resolved?
How do people demonstrate grief?
Who inherits property? Titles? Position?
What are the most popular games? How important are they?
When and how does someone go from child to adult?
How much free time do people usually get?
What do they spend this time doing?
Is society segregated in any way?
What social classes or divisions exist in this society?
If so, can people move from one class to another? Are there any benefits to being of one class over another?
Is there any discrimination against minority groups (racial, ethnic, religious) in this society?
How independent or codependent are individuals?
What are the typical roles of women and men? What are the expectations of children?
Does the government play a large part in people’s lives?
Does religion play a large part in people’s lives?

Food
Describe how daily food is obtained.
What type of foods are most popular?
What are typical dishes and specialties of the region?
What type of food is the locality or region famous for?
What cutlery, if any, do people use for cooking and eating?
How is the table arranged?
How do people sit when eating? Is there any arrangement by age or dignity of diners?
How many and when are the main mealtimes?
Are there restaurants, popinas, street vendors or other places where food may be bought in public?
Is there a significant risk of food poisoning? How many cases lead to death? Is there understood to be a link between food and poisoning or illness?
How much does a typical meal cost, if bought and not grown at home?
Clothing and Fashion What kind of clothes do people wear? How does this vary by season, ethnicity, age, profession, etc?
How do the genders dress: what differences are there between mens and womens clothing and accessories?
How is clothing made, in small shops or larger factories?
How much does typical clothing cost?
How important is fashion to people? How does this vary by individual?
What kinds of jewelry do people wear? And when?

Entertainments
Does the culture have outlets for dramatic arts (theater, puppetry, cinematography)?
What other major forms of entertainment are there?
Is the populace literate and numerate?
Do people read for pleasure? If so, what do they read?
How much do books, magazines, broadsheets and the like cost?
Is there a public library system? Who uses it?
Who are popular authors and poets?
Who are some of the more famous characters from literature?
How has this changed over time?



VI. Questions of Manners.

Who speaks first at a formal gathering?
What kinds of gifts are considered appropriate or in extremely bad taste?
How do younger adults address their elders?
When is it rude to laugh at something funny?
What kinds of questions cannot be asked in public? In private? At all?
What parts of the body are routinely covered?
How private are bodily functions like bathing or defecating?


VII. Questions of Faith.

Is the culture religious or nonreligious?
What are the major religious groups in the region?
What are some of their core doctrines, dogmas, beliefs and practices?
What is the overall cosmology and eschatology in religious terms?
Is religion a cause of dissatisfaction, dissention or hostility in the region?
Are religious traditions and any scriptures oral or written in nature or a combination?
Is there a set canon of what consitutes officially sanctioned scripture?
How are scriptural / traditional exegesis accomplished and by what hermeneutics?
What is the role of myth within the religion?
Is there a formal creed or set of credal statements that define the faith?
What are typical symbols used in the religion and their meanings?
What ritual objects are used in the religion (relics, talismans, medals, charms, etc)?
What religious officials are there? Is there a formal clergy? How are they organised?
Are there monks, saints, faqirs, nuns, prophets, apostles, disciples, preachers, friars, shamans, martyrs, mystics, seers, vates, sages, ascetics, religious heroes, saviours, redeemers, etc?
What do people believe happens to them after death? How, if at all, can they influence this?
What happens to those who disagree with the majority on questions of religion?
Are there any particular places considered special or holy? What are they like?
Is there a set religious calendar? What are the most popular rituals or festivals?
Are there liturgical, meditative, and contemplative aspects to the religion?
What is the basic structure of the religion (unitary, dualistic, etc)?
What is the basic theology of the religion (i.e., monotheistic, polytheistic, henotheistc etc)?
What do people have to offer to their Deity or deities?
What do people want from their Deity or deities? How do they try and get it?
Are there differing denominations or sects of the religion?
How do their religious practices differ from their neighbours?
Are issues such as orthodoxy, heterodoxy, heresy and apostasy keys in the religious life?
What gender, ethnic, national or racial issues exist within the religion?
Is ecumenism engaged in, or are other traditions treated as adversaries or enemies?
What is the most commonly broken religious rule?
What is the least-violated religious rule?
How are such infractions punished? Is it possible to expel a community member?
How can an outsider join the religious community?
Does the religion send out missionaries? What role(s) do they play?
What factions exist within the dominant religious institutions? How do they compete?
Are the differing groups a result of schismatism or mutual and cooperative separation?
Are there monastic groups? What do they do and how are they organized? How do you join one?
Are there cult groups within the religious community?
How are those who follow different faiths treated?
What relationship do religious and political leaders have?
What superstitions are common? What kinds of supernatural events or beings do people fear?
What kinds of supernatural or other-natural beings exist in this religion (angels, demons, devi, asuras, spirits, ghosts, sprites, etc)?
How are dreams and visions encompassed by the religion?
How is religious action expressed (spontaneous or ritual liturgy, song, dance, music, ritual action, sex, miracle plays, etc)?

Magic
How is magic integrated into society?
Who can work magic? Is anyone disallowed from working magic?
How are works of magic accomplished?
What kind of preparation or study is required before undertaking a magical work?



VIII. Questions of Labour.

Describe any kind of division of labour, such as into physical versus mental versus spiritual.
Is there any especial prestige attached to some category of labour or a particular job?
What jobs are considered mucky or are particularly depreciated?
What professions or activities are considered masculine?
What professions or activities are viewed as feminine?
What are usual working hours? Are there days of rest or holidays?
How does this differ between different jobs?
What jobs have few workers and why?
What are typical wages for various jobs?
How does work affect lifestyle and health?
What sorts of jobs are preferred by which people? Are some jobs denied to certain groups?
What are the ethical oaths or codes that govern various jobs? Is there a difference in ethics between manual and mental or spiritual work?


IX. Questions of Art.

What are the favorite art forms?
What are the least-favorite?
How respected are artists?
Do artists require official or unofficial protection or patronage?
What kinds of trouble are artists in particular likely to find themselves in?
How might a very successful artist live?
What forms of theatre does your society have?
How naturalistic or stylized is your society's art?
What shapes are most common in your society's arts, like embroidery or architecture?
Which artforms get the most and least respect?
What form does censorship take?
Who may not be an artist?
What qualities equal "beauty" in this society?
What makes a man or woman especially beautiful?
How do people react to tattoos? Piercings? Facial hair? Cosmetics?

Entertainment
Do people enjoy looking at art? Does this vary among communities?
Do people enjoy doing art? Does this vary?
Is there any calligraphy? Who does it?
Does your culture have a distinct (or not so) musical style? What is it like?
How do people listen to music (in a theater, at home, on the street, mechanical)?
Does music influence people's behaviour?
Does this culture have a typical dance form? What is it like?
Who goes to see such entertainments?


X. Questions of Marriage.

How is a marriage defined? How is a marriage contracted?
What is the term of a marriage contract?
What gifts are considered appropriate or inappropriate for a wedding?
How are marriages celebrated?
What is considered too great a difference in age for a couple?
Do relationships allow multiple partners?
In what ways is a marriage considered broken?
How can a marriage be terminated?



XI. Questions of Health.

What is the average life expectancy? How does this differ between different regions, races or ethnicities?
What access do people have to clean drinking water (at home or in public)?
What access do people have to proper sanitation (at home or in public)?
Do houses or public buildings have plumbing? Cold and warm water?
Describe any public or private bathing or latrine facilities.
How is healthcare delivered in this society; what are its foundations?
Are there hospitals or sanitaria where many forms of health care are concentrated; or are practitioners more diffuse within the community?
Do people have access to any form of medical aid for emergencies or for less urgent problems?
What kinds of ailments or injuries are treatable in the locality using available supplies and expertise?
What does typical healthcare cost?
How do this societys doctors try to treat wounds and sickness?
Which medical assumtions of this society are wrong?
Do people seek care on an as-needed or emergency basis; or is health care seen as a preventative endeavour.
How often do people see their doctor, dentist or other healthcare provider?
Is a distinction made between physical and nonphysical ailments?
What happens to those suffering from extreme mental illness? Spiritual illness? Other?
How do people react to physical deformity (both congenital and acquired)?


XII. Questions of Sex.

How does your society define incest? Rape? How do people react to these?
What secret vice is believed to be widely practiced?
What secret vice actually is practiced?
What sexual habits are widely believed common among foreigners?
How do people react to homosexuality? Is it frowned on? Encouraged?
Are premarital sexual relations allowed? Extramarital?
How is adultery defined? What (if any) is the punishment? Who decides?
Is prostitution legal? How are prostitutes viewed? Is this accurate?
What is the greatest sexual taboo?
What does this society mean by the word "virgin" and how important is it?
Is sex confined to marriage? Or, is it supposed to be?
What constitutes aberrant sexual behavior?
Are there any cultural or religious strictures, norms or taboos that specifically address sexual conduct?
Are there secular laws that control or restrict sexual behaviour?
At what age is it considered normal to engage in sex? Are there taboos against sex with children?
Should sex be a one-to-one experience? Or are groups allowed?


XIII. Questions of Education.

Describe the education of the society’s people: formal schooling, apprenticeship, etc.
If education is mainly by apprenticeship, how is this accomplished?
Is education compulsory / offered to everyone? What is the cost of education?
Between which ages does education happen?
How are year groups and academic years arranged?
How are curricula arranged? What courses are typically offered?
What degrees or diplomas are offered by schools?
What do schools / colleges / universities look like?
What are the classrooms like? What is a typical class size
Who is in charge of education in the country, and in each individual school?
Does this society have its own language? Its own writing system?
How common is literacy? How is literacy viewed?
What form and value are books?
Who teaches others? How do they teach?
Who decides who learns to read or write?
Who teaches professions, like carpenter or scribe?
Are foreigners ever brought in to teach new skills? Who does that?


XIV. Questions of Technology.

Are philosophy and science unified, or do they exist as separate and independent disciplines?
What devices and technologies are available for people?
Are such devices taken for granted? If not, how many are appreciated?
How do people envision a difficult or impossible task that could be made easier by using some kind of device or futuristic technology?
How is knowledge distributed? Is it kept unknown to the common people, or is available for all?

Architecture
What major architectural styles are present? What do they look like?
How does this vary over time and between places in the region?
What major elements are present? How are they pieced together?
What are houses like inside and out?
What are palaces and castles like?
How tall is the tallest building? How big is the biggest building?
What materials are used in typical construction? Do any materials have to be imported?
How are buildings constructed? Are there machines or is work done by hand?
What are some famous landmarks in the region? Why are they famous? Are they famous internationally?



XV. Questions of Transportation and Communications.

How do people get from place to place? Does this vary at all in different places?
Do people make long journeys? If so, what are they like?
Is there a public transport system? Who uses it? How much does it cost?
What are the roads like? How do they vary from place to place?
Do individuals or families own and use their own vehicles?
How safe and clean is the typical transport system?
What major fuels are used?
Apart from face to face, how do people communicate with each other?
Is there a postal service? How fast is it? How much does it cost to use? What restrictions are there on packet delivery? Does the post operate internationally? How likely is it that an article sent in the post will reach its intended destination?
What technical or mechanical means of communications exist?



XVI. Questions of Economics.


What is the local economy based on?
How is commerce engaged in?
If levied, how are taxes collected? What are such revenues used for? How does taxation affect the people?
What do people expect from their government in return for the taxes paid?

Money
What is the local currency like? How is it subdivided? What is it based on (metal, labour, fiat)?
Is currency issued by a central authority or by some decentralised means?
How does it compare to other neighbouring currencies?
How has the value of the currency changed or fluctuated recently?
How are coins and notes produced? How common are forgeries?
How is wealth distributed?
Is there a public banking system?
Who uses it? What benefits does it bring? At what cost?
Is there a large gap between the wealth of the rich and poor? What expectations do each group have from the other?
What constitutes "poverty" in this society?


XVII. Questions of Death and Burial.

What is their understanding of death and dying?
What does this society do with their corpses?
Do they cremate their dead? Or, how are dead bodies disposed of?
Is the family responsible for the body?
What part do the priests play?
Are there cemeteries at all?
Or, does everyone have a crypt in back with all the relatives in it?
Do people visit the dead? If so, how often and why?

Suicide
What do people in this culture think about suicide?
Is it the greatest sin one can commit? Or is it a sin at all?
Is it the great and last comfort of a tormented soul?
Is it worse than murder?

XVIII. Questions of Government.

What is the form of government? How is it structured?
What are some of the most fundamental policies of the government?
What is the political status of minority communities?
How is government chosen?
What is the country’s general foreign policy?
Who decides whether someone has broken a law? How?
What kinds of punishments are meted out? By whom? Why?
How are new laws created or old ones changed?
Is there some form of clemency or pardon? What is involved?
Who has the right to give orders, and why?
What titles do various officials have?
How are the rules different for officials as opposed to the common person?
How do government officials dress?
Is the law written down? Who interprets it?
Once accused, what recourse does someone have?
Is torture allowed? What kinds? Is capital punishment allowed?
How are criminals executed?
Who cannot rise to positions of leadership?
Is bribery allowed? Under what circumstances?
What makes someone a bad ruler in this society? What can be done about it?
What are the most common or dangerous forms of criminal?

City Watch & Sheriffs
Is there a civilian police force, or is law enforcement the province of the military?
Is the police force a nationalised one, or are there multiple regional forces?
How militant or vigilante are they? Are they usually or ever armed?
What is the extent of their authority? Can they shoot you? Can they use magic? Can they torture or otherwise force a confession? Can they use telepathy?
Are there individuals or groups who are above the law?
Is there a secret police?
What is the role of police informants, if any?
XIX. Questions of Warfare.

Does the country have an armed force? What types? What size?
How do the armed forces compare with others in the region or world?
Who declares war?
Who has the power to declare conditions of peace?
How are treaties negotiated?
What happens to prisoners taken in battle?
What weapons are favoured by the various armed forces?
What form of warfare does this society use?
How do battles in the airs or waters or underworlds differ from surface warfare?
Who are the Elite warriors? What distinguishes them?
How does someone get command of troops?
Where do the loyalties of military units lie?
Are there professional soldiers? Do they make up the bulk of the military?
What is campaign or camp life like?
What ethical or moral codes do warriors adhere to?
How are battle injuries treated?
How long do wars typically last?
Has this society ever attacked another? What was the nature of that war? What would make this society go to war?
Has there ever been a civil war or a revolution?
What do soldiers do when there's no war?
Are there any current tensions / wars / embargoes etc with any other nations?
Who are the country’s enemies? Whos winning the war?
What defences are available to cities?
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"All I wish is to see the world burn."
-The Great Uniter and Beast of the DGES
(By the way, the DGES is a servant to DEAREST LEADER of Psychotic Dictatorships.)
Just your typical guy who wants to have fun. Don't take this nation seriously,
ever.
I DO NOT use NS stats!
Keshiland literally wrote:I would give it a no. A country that lies about how free, or how great, or how humanitarian it is can never be developed. Example, NK lies and says they are democratic and are not, the US lies and says we are free yet we incarcerate millions for a medical plant. See we are basically a larger more populated North Korea.


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Postby Pelotas » Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:56 pm

Didn't answer all of them tho
I. Questions of Place.


Describe the geography of where your society calls home. Pelotas is a small, but densely populated, country in east-central South America. To the north is Brazil, to the northwest is Paraguay, to the west is Argentina, and to the south is Uruguay. The country is mainly mountainous on the coast, while more inland there are more flat plains.
Describe the climate your society deals with. How severe are their seasons? The climate is milder than more tropical regions of South America, but still quite hot. Snow is extremely rare in the country, but has happened before. Winters are usually rainy and usually average about 7 degrees. In the summer, the average temperature is about 25 degrees.
What kinds of natural disasters has this society gotten used to? Floods are the most common type of natural disaster, and the country is relatively protected from natural disasters like tornadoes and earthquakes.
What importance (spiritual or cultural) do people ascribe to the geography? The plains of the inland west have cultivated (no pun intended) a strong culture of farming and ranching, known as Gaucho culture. The importance of ranching in specific is also shared with areas of Argentina and Uruguay. Gauchos in Pelotense folklore could be compared to the cowboys of the American southwest.
How do people feel about local landscapes being altered or used for a purpose other than what is traditional? Quite strongly. Environmentalism has become a major movement in the country and many consider the environment to be of peak importance, as well as the preservation of local landscapes.
What are the most commonly-grown foods? Rice, wheat, sugar cane.
What are the most commonly-eaten meats? Beef, pork, and chicken.
What foods are considered exotic or expensive? Lobster, salmon, crab.
What forms of alcohol are common? Rare? Beer and wine are both almost equally as common, with beer being slightly more popular. Spirits like vodka and whisky are relatively uncommon, while makeshift home brew spirits like moonshine are rather uncommon, as the country never experienced a form of prohibition so there was no need to brew makeshift spirits.
Is there usually enough food and water for the population? Yes.
How do people travel from one place to another? By car or bus usually. Trains are usually used for cargo. Planes are used for longer distances, and people don't usually take a plane on domestic journeys.
Are the borders secure? In what way? Borders have checkpoints and guards, though it's relatively easy to get into the country if you have a valid passport and no drugs/weapons on you.
How many people live here? 29,016,114
Where in this place do they congregate? Generally on the coasts, just like in Brazil.
What part of this place do they avoid? Why? The more inland regions. Less favourable climate, and less big cities due to most land being for farming.



II. Questions of Time.

How far back does this society’s written history go? A few million years.
How was this society founded? Who founded it and under what circumstances? Indigenous culture began at an unspecified date a few million years ago, European culture was brought to the area in the 16th century after Portuguese colonisation of Brazil.
What were the chief powers in the time when this society was founded? France, Spain, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and Portugal.
If it originated far away from here, how did it get here? Boats.


III. Questions of Race and Ethnicity.

What are the chief races in the region? 82% of the country is of White European descent, 5% are of mixed black and white descent, 5% are of Asian descent, 4% are of Native descent, 2% are Black, and 1.5% are of Arabian descent. Remaining racial groups make up about .5% of the country's demographics, including mixed race people who are not of mixed black and white ("Mulatto") descent.
What are the chief ethnic groups of each race in the region? How are they distributed in place? Most of the white population is of Portuguese (40% of European Pelotense people), German (36%), Italian (10%), Spanish (6%), Dutch (3%) descent, while 5% of the country's white population have other European ancestral backgrounds, including significant minorities of Polish, French, and British people. 95% of the country's Asian population are Japanese. The largest Native ethnic group are the Kaingang people, who make up about 70% of the country's native population, although numbers aren't particularly reliable because of intermarrying between native tribes and European settlers. When mixed indigenous/European people are included, they are the largest native group, and they are considered "Native" by the national census, rather than being grouped together with other mixed populations. 90% of the country's black population are of West African descent due to the slave trade. 99% of Arabs are of Lebanese descent.



IV. Questions of Family.

How many spouses may a man or woman have? One.
Can a marriage end in divorce? How? Yes. A couple can file for divorce using the legal system.
Who usually takes custody of children if a marriage ends for some reason? Whoever is seen fit by the legal system.
How are families named? For people of Portuguese and Spanish descent, they have two family names, one maternal and one paternal (e.g. Clemente Garcia Mendes) and women of Portuguese and Spanish descent do not typically take the last names of their partners. Other ethnic groups typically only have one family name, and women usually take their husband's last name, although this isn't always the case.
What happens to orphans? Orphans are taken care of by the Child Protection Agency of their respective state, and are kept under their custody until a suitable foster/adoptive parent is found.
How are boy and girl children treated differently? In more traditional households, boys are raised to become breadwinners and are usually taught to provide for their families and to treat women with respect and honour. Girls are traditionally raised to become homemakers and raise a family. However, traditional gender roles are slowly becoming less popular, and children are typically raised to make their own decisions in regards to a career or raising a family.
What, if anything, is considered a good marriage gift? White goods, money, home decor.
Does this society connect the ideas of marriage with love? Yes.
How big are families, typically? The typical family has two children.


V. Questions of Customs and Social Life.


Food
Describe how daily food is obtained. At a store or at a restaurant, though some rural people still farm or hunt their own food.
What type of foods are most popular? The average Pelotense diet is usually quite meat-heavy, especially beef. Beans and rice are also very popular staples.
What are typical dishes and specialties of the region? Steak, angu, rice and beans (though not as popular as in Brazil).
How do people sit when eating? Is there any arrangement by age or dignity of diners? The patriarch of the family usually sits at the head of the table, with the matriarch of the family seated next to him. Children and other younger members of the family and guests sit at other parts of the table.
Are there restaurants, popinas, street vendors or other places where food may be bought in public? Yes.




VII. Questions of Faith.

Is the culture religious or nonreligious? Generally religious.
What are the major religious groups in the region? Protestantism (48%), Roman Catholicism (44%). Other religious groups all make up less then 3% of the nation's religious population each, so they are not included.
Are religious traditions and any scriptures oral or written in nature or a combination? Written.
Is there a set canon of what consitutes officially sanctioned scripture? It depends on the church.



X. Questions of Marriage.

How is a marriage defined? How is a marriage contracted? A union between two consenting adults who have a mutual love and understanding of each other. Marriages are contracted by either a on ordained religious figure (i.e. a Catholic priest or an Anglican vicar) or an authorised government official (in the case of a civil marriage, which since 2006 has identical legal status to religious marriage, though most still prefer to be married in a religious building, including non-religious people due to long-standing traditions).
How are marriages celebrated? Usually with a reception or party after the marriage is performed.
What is considered too great a difference in age for a couple? It generally varies from person to person. Most people really don't care that much as long as both people are above the legal age to marry.
Do relationships allow multiple partners? No.
In what ways is a marriage considered broken? When the couple separates from each other.
How can a marriage be terminated? By filing for divorce, or by obtaining an annulment in outstanding circumstances.


XV. Questions of Transportation and Communications.

How do people get from place to place? Does this vary at all in different places? By car, bus, or foot.
Do people make long journeys? If so, what are they like? Usually by car, coach bus, or sometimes by plane.
Is there a public transport system? Who uses it? How much does it cost? Yes. People who don't have access to a car or cab and people who want to save money on fuel. It depends on the city.
What are the roads like? How do they vary from place to place? Roads are usually well maintained, though they can become poorly maintained in rural areas.
Do individuals or families own and use their own vehicles? Usually yes.
How safe and clean is the typical transport system? Quite safe and clean.
What major fuels are used? Petrol, ethanol (derived from cane sugar), and diesel.
Apart from face to face, how do people communicate with each other? By phone, using the internet, or by mail.


XVIII. Questions of Government.

What is the form of government? How is it structured? Federal parliamentary republic. There are four main components of the government. Firstly, the President, who is the country's head of state, then the two houses of the Federal Parliament (the Federal Assembly and the Council of Senators), the Council of Federal Ministers (our cabinet), and the judiciary (including the Supreme Court of Pelotas).
What are some of the most fundamental policies of the government? The preservation of democracy, peace, and equality.
What is the political status of minority communities? Minority communities are given special protections by the government.
How is government chosen? By the President, who chooses the party leader most likely to gather the confidence of the Federal Assembly. This is almost always the leader of the largest political party in the Assembly.
What is the country’s general foreign policy? The country maintains an open foreign policy with almost all countries, though with some countries like North Korea or Iran we have little to no contact with.
Who decides whether someone has broken a law? How? The judicial system. They put them through a trial where it is decided if they've committed a crime.
How are new laws created or old ones changed? New laws are created by a bill being presented to Parliament, either in the Senate or the Assembly, and has to pass through both houses before being signed into law by the President.
What titles do various officials have? Members of the Cabinet and the President are given the title His/Her Excellency. This is the only title given to government officials. The title usually only lasts for the time a President or Prime Minister is in office, though the title can be granted for life by the President to someone of significant importance or honour. The President cannot, of course, grant the title to his or herself for life, as that would be silly.
How do government officials dress? There is no official dress code for parliamentarians or other government officials, but nonetheless men usually dress in suits and ties, although some opt for a less formal dress shirt and tie, especially in the summer. Women dress in skirt/pant suits and dresses usually, though it varies.
Is the law written down? Who interprets it? Yes. The judicial branch of the government.
Who cannot rise to positions of leadership? Convicted felons (who are not allowed to run for President or run for election to Parliament) and those who have been disqualified from their parliamentary seat due to corruption, unless the charge has been rescinded.
Is bribery allowed? Under what circumstances? No.


Also answering some of the questions in the OP.

What side of the road does your nation drive on? Right.
What real-world nation, if any, inspired yours? Brazil, as well as Argentina, Germany, the Nordic countries, and Uruguay.
How old is(/are) your leader(s)? The President, Amado Lauwers, is 61 years old. The Prime Minister, Lia Oleastro, is 47 years old.
What tech-level is your nation? Modern.
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Prime Minister: Lia Oleastro (Centre Party) • Capital: Porto Alegre • Population: 29,016,114
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Postby Pelotas » Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:26 pm

Name? Erika Armbrüster
When did they marry/enter a relationship with YL? Erika and Lia entered a civil union in 1999, and married in 2004 after the legalisation of same sex marriage.
Gender? Female
Sexual orientation? Lesbian
How did they meet YL? They met at university
Birthday and age? 30 June 1971, 47 years old
Birthplace and ancestry? Salzburg, Austria. Austrian father, Italian mother.
Spoken languages? German and English
Have they had any children with YL? Yes, two genetic children born through in-vitro fertilisation, and one adopted child.
Occupation? Retired/homemaker. Former television journalist.
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The Federal Republic of Pelotas • MT South American nation that's a weird mix of Brazil, Germany, and the Nordic countries • NS stats not used
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Prime Minister: Lia Oleastro (Centre Party) • Capital: Porto Alegre • Population: 29,016,114
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Postby Ledskov » Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:07 pm

Imma try to answer the questions above

What side of the road does your nation drive on? Right(left is extremely rare)
What are the most popular colors of your people? Gray, red, white, light green, and blue
What real-world nation, if any, inspired yours Many Slavic countries( Russia and Poland for example)
How old is(/are) your leader(s)? Queen Slawyka is 63 years old
What tech-level is your nation? A bit ahead of the technology today( sort of 2040's tech or something similar)

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Postby Zeganas » Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:34 pm

What tech level is your nation?

For Zeganas the technology is currently at PMT levels, comparable to what's expected of 2050s technology thanks to the mastery of graphene, nuclear fusion, and advanced medicine.
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Left-Leaning College State

Postby Ru- » Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:19 am

What is the biggest and longest running professional sports "curse" in your nation? (as in what is the most years a domestic sports team has gone in your nation without hitting a certain important milestone, such as winning a championship.)

For Ru the most "cursed" sports club would probably be The New Ru Imperials, from Ru's largest sports league, The Ruvian Soccer 5s league.

Despite being one of the league's 8 founding clubs, and despite being the team from Ru's largest city and media market, the New Ru Imperials have only won a single Commissioner's Cup Championship in the league's 107 year history, in 1988. Setting the record for most consecutive seasons without winning a title for major professional sports in Ru at 77. As of 2018, the Imperials are in the middle of another big championship drought, having gone 30 years since winning their lone title.

The Imperials have not been without success, having reached the championship final a total of 9 times, but falling just short on a whopping 8 finals appearances. These statistics have given the New Ru Imperials by far the largest reputation of being a "cursed" franchise, though fans of the numerous teams in this league and others that have never won a title certainly feel as though they have cause to debate this fact.
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Postby Second Empire of America » Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:50 pm

What music does your leader generally listen to? Classical Music
Does your leader play an instrument?
If he/she does play an instrument, then which one? Emperor Norton II plays the piano, and he also used to play the violin, the trumpet, and the guitar.
If he/she does play an instrument, is your leader particularly skilled at it? The Emperor is extremely skilled at the piano, however, he is merely average at the trumpet and violin, and he has not played them since his coronation.

His skill with the guitar is infamously awful, and recordings of his teenage guitar lessons have been used as a torture device by nations that practice torture.

Anything noteworthy related to your leader and music: He can play a piano version of all 45 minutes of the national anthem.
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