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Sabara
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Left-wing Utopia

Humanity's Last Hope (OOC/OPEN/Signups/World War Z)

Postby Sabara » Tue May 20, 2014 7:31 pm



It goes by many names: “The Crisis,” “The Dark Years,” “The Walking Plague,” as well as newer and more “hip” Titles such as “World War Z” or “Z War One.” I personally dislike this last moniker as it implies an inevitable “Z War Two.” For me, it will always be “The Zombie War,” and while many may protest the scientific accuracy of the word sombre, they will be hard-pressed to discover a more globally accepted term for the creatures that almost caused our extinction.
-Max Brooks


No government could have been possibly prepared for the worst disaster mankind would ever experience. However, incompetence, fear, and cowardice created the situation that we now find ourselves in.

Loc Nihn, Vietnamese-Cambodian border.

The small forested town of Loc Nihn, in Southern Vietnam, had long been the site of a secret communist Vietnamese biological research camp disguised as a nuclear power plant. Since 1991, it had been researching a new, deadly virus that was adapted from the Chinese 'Black Dragon' - a disease that would turn a dead body into a walking organism, able to attack humans - and spread through the bite. Then, in November of 2012, it was accidentally detonated at the plant. Vietnamese authorities quickly covered it up as a 'failed nuclear reactor.' Vietnam immediately closed it's borders, using a military buildup on the Chinese border to distract the international community. It is not known if this was the exact cause of the bight that would eventually swallow Vietnam, but thousands of rich Vietnamese began leaving the country in droves, illegally smuggled into far-off nations. Meanwhile, infected organs were exported for monetary means into hospitals tens of thousands of miles away.




General Information

So there you have it. A World War Z - esque role play, in which you can choose a modern country (ie, China) and guide it through the zombie war to salvation, or destruction. First of all, I would recommend reading the book World War Z, it's a gripping read, that accurately portrays how modern nations would react to a real, honest-to-goodness, Zombie Plague.

Solanum

Unfortunately, extensive research has yet to find an isolated example of Solanum in nature. Water, air, and soil in all ecosystems, from all parts of the world, have turned up negative, as have their accompanying flora and fauna. At the time of this writing, the search continues.

2. Symptoms
The timetable below outlines the process of an infected human (give or take several hours, depending on the individual).
Hour 1: Pain and discoloration (brown-purple) of the infected area. Immediate clotting of the wound (provided the infection came from a wound).
Hour 5: Fever (99–103 degrees F), chills, slight dementia, vomiting, acute pain in the joints.
Hour 8: Numbing of extremities and infected area, increased fever (103–106 degrees F), increased dementia, loss of muscular coordination.
Hour 11: Paralysis in the lower body, overall numbness, slowed heart rate.
Hour 16: Coma.
Hour 20: Heart stoppage. Zero brain activity.
Hour 23: Reanimation.

3. Transference
Solanum is 100 percent communicable and 100 percent fatal. Fortunately for the human race, the virus is neither waterborne nor airborne. Humans have never been known to contract the virus from elements in nature. Infection can occur only through direct fluidic contact. A zombie bite, although by far the most recognizable means of transference, is by no means the only one. Humans have been infected by brushing their open wounds against those of a zombie or by being splattered by its remains after an explosion. Ingestion of infected flesh (provided the person has no open mouth sores), however, results in permanent death rather than infection. Infected flesh has proven to be highly toxic.
No information—historical, experimental, or otherwise—has surfaced regarding the results of sexual relations with an undead specimen, but as previously noted, the nature of Solanum suggests a high danger of infection. Warning against such an act would be useless, as the only people deranged enough to try would be unconcerned for their own safety. Many have argued that, given the congealed nature of undead bodily fluids, the chances of infection from a non-bite contact should be low. However, it must be remembered that even one organism is enough to begin the cycle.

4. Cross-species Infection
Solanum is fatal to all living creatures, regardless of size, species, or ecosystem. Reanimation, however, takes place only in humans. Studies have shown that Solanum infecting a non-human brain will die within hours of the death of its host, making the carcass safe to handle. Infected animals expire before the virus can replicate throughout their bodies. Infection from insect bites such as from mosquitoes can also be discounted. Experiments have proven that all parasitic insects can sense and will reject an infected host 100 percent of the time.
The zombie survival guide : complete protection from the living dead

5. Treatment
Once a human is infected, little can be done to save him or her. Because Solanum is a virus and not a bacteria, antibiotics have no effect. Immunization, the only way to combat a virus, is equally useless, as even the most minute dosage will lead to a full-blown infection. Genetic research is under way. Goals range from stronger human antibodies to resistant cell structure to a counter-virus designed to identify and destroy Solanum. This and other, more radical treatments are still in the earliest stages, with no foreseeable success in the near future. Battlefield experiences have led to the immediate severing of the infected limb (provided this is the location of the bite), but such treatments are dubious at best, with less than a 10 percent success rate. Chances are, the infected human was doomed from the moment the virus entered his or her system. Should the infected human choose suicide, he should remember that the brain must be eliminated first. Cases have been recorded in which recently infected subjects, deceased by means other than the virus, will nonetheless reanimate. Such cases usually occur when the subject expires after the fifth hour of infection. Regardless, any person killed after being bitten or otherwise infected by the undead should be immediately disposed of. (See “Disposal.”)

6. Reanimating The Already Deceased
It has been suggested that fresh human corpses could reanimate if Solanum were introduced after their demise. This is a fallacy. Zombies ignore necrotic flesh and therefore could not transfer the virus. Experiments conducted during and after World War II have proven that injecting Solanum into a cadaver would be futile because a stagnant bloodstream could not transport the virus to the brain. Injection directly into a dead brain would be equally useless, as the expired cells could not respond to the virus. Solanum doesnot create life—it alters it.

-The Zombie Survival Guide

General Premise

Essentially, we're not at the point of the Great Panic, in which Solanum is wide-spread, but more at the beginning stages- minor outbreaks have occurred in major cities, such as New York, London, Berlin, Shanghai, etc. Almost all countries at this point contain some forms of the disease, and the numbers are growing. However, Africa, the most heavily infected continent, is in the middle of it's Great Panic, and South Africa is adopting the Redeker Plan.

You'll be leading your nation through the crisis, establishing various plans to stop the disease from completely annihilating your nation (ie, Safezones), and cooperating with fellow countries in stopping the blight.

Rules

1. Realism. You can't create a huge glass bowl that protects your entire populace from the zombie threat. End of.
2. Post-length. Please have at least two paragraphs with four lines.
3. Flaming. If you have a problem, please discuss it civilly on the OOC. We don't want moderator intervention.

Application

A pretty easy app.

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[b]Nation[/b]:
[b]Leader[/b]:
[b]Goals[/b]:
[b]Current History[/b]: (Basically, how your nation has been responding to the threat of Solanum so far.)
[b]IMPORTANT! RP EXAMPLE:[/b]


Taken Nations

The United Kingdom: CLAIMED by Sabara
The United States of America: CLAIMED by Alouite
Vietnam: CLAIMED by Photana
France: CLAIMED by Lunas Legion
Germany: CLAIMED by Great Nepal
Spain: CLAIMED by Fort Twoania
Sweden: CLAIMED by Kartigqerjtqert (however you spell it :P)
Ireland: CLAIMED by The Mataniya Islands
North Korea: CLAIMED by Ayrshire
Turkey: CLAIMED by The Enclave Government
South Korea: CLAIMED
Israel: RESERVED by the Great Korean Empire
Ukraine: CLAIMED by The Fascist Republic of Bermuda
India: RESERVED by Jack O Land
Australia: CLAIMED by Lenciland
Cuba: CLAIMED by Kamchatkalia


OPEN NATIONS THAT WE NEED:
China
Japan
North/South Korea
Australia
Indonesia
India
Iran
Israel
Ireland
Germany
Norway/Finland/Sweden
Canada
South Africa
Mexico
Brazil
Russia

Co-OPs:
Photana




I will be creating a map soon.
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Sabara
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Left-wing Utopia

Postby Sabara » Tue May 20, 2014 7:37 pm

Reserved for future use
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Sabara
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Left-wing Utopia

Postby Sabara » Tue May 20, 2014 7:48 pm

Reserved
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Sabara
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Left-wing Utopia

Postby Sabara » Tue May 20, 2014 7:48 pm

Aaand Reserved.
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Sabara
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Postby Sabara » Tue May 20, 2014 8:18 pm

Nation: The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Leader: Prime Minister Amelie Donell
Goals: Eventually, I'm planning for the British government to flee to the Isle of Man, and establish a safezone north of the Antonine in Scotland. Depending on if there's an Ireland player, I'd like to collaborate in clearing that entire island for refugees from the Continent.
Current History: Higher British authorities originally dismissed Solanum as 'African Rabies', but with outbreaks occurring more frequently, they are considering adopting the Redeker Plan.
IMPORTANT! RP EXAMPLE: Just look at muh post history.
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Sabara
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Postby Sabara » Wed May 21, 2014 8:35 am

Bump. :(
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Alouite
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Postby Alouite » Wed May 21, 2014 11:39 am

Nation: The United States of America
Leader: President Jacob Kennedy
Current History: Has reacted to Solanum by closing borders and setting a militarized zone around New York. Manhattan has been secured as it's bridges and tunnels were demolished, however, the plague is considered still a threat in mainland New York City and it has routine arial bombardments as well as extermination teams moving through the city between airstrikes.
IMPORTANT! RP EXAMPLE: Remember me from the 1992 rp?
National Liberalism, National School Economics, National Dividend, Constitutional Originalism, Protection of US Domestic Trade, The Chinese Gov't in Exile in Taipei, and Ending the War on Nouns
Hyman Minsky
Totalitarianism, the Destruction of the Environment, Racism, and, most of all, people who end statements in questions?
The Patriot Act, The Illegitimate Communist Authorities in China, Economic Libertarianism, Absolutism and Communism

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Sabara
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Postby Sabara » Wed May 21, 2014 12:37 pm

Alouite wrote:Nation: The United States of America
Leader: President Jacob Kennedy
Current History: Has reacted to Solanum by closing borders and setting a militarized zone around New York. Manhattan has been secured as it's bridges and tunnels were demolished, however, the plague is considered still a threat in mainland New York City and it has routine arial bombardments as well as extermination teams moving through the city between airstrikes.
IMPORTANT! RP EXAMPLE: Remember me from the 1992 rp?

Accepted.
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Photana
Senator
 
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Founded: Jun 03, 2012
Ex-Nation

Postby Photana » Wed May 21, 2014 1:15 pm

Nation: Vietnam
Leader: President Truong Tan Sang
Goals: See the Hordes defeated, and live to tell the tale.
Current History: See story in OP.
IMPORTANT! RP EXAMPLE: I believe my reputation precedes me, but just in case:
http://forum.nationstates.net/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=285480&start=425
AH, PMT, some FT.


Your test scores indicate that you are an open-minded ultra-progressive; this is the political profile one might associate with a journalist. It appears that you are skeptical towards religion, and have a generally optimistic attitude towards humanity in general.
Your attitudes towards economics appear neither committedly capitalist nor socialist, and combined with your social attitudes this creates the picture of someone who would generally be described as a liberal.
To round out the picture you appear to be, political preference aside, a considerate idealistic egalitarian with many strong convictions.

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Lunas Legion
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Founded: Jan 21, 2013
Psychotic Dictatorship

Postby Lunas Legion » Wed May 21, 2014 1:27 pm

Reserve me France. Let's see if I can copy the Walking Dead and be the last nation still working on a cure...
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Versail
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Founded: May 21, 2012
Father Knows Best State

Postby Versail » Wed May 21, 2014 1:54 pm

I reserve russia.
What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans and the homeless, Whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or in the holy name of liberty or democracy?~ Gandhi.
http://freerice.com/#/english-vocabulary/2499

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Atanatos
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Founded: Jan 28, 2014
Ex-Nation

Postby Atanatos » Wed May 21, 2014 2:10 pm

Great Britain
King George the Third
Goal Contain threat,
What we have done Emplaced Marshall laws, quarantined towns with outbreak and have specially trained airborne units to attack zombie hordes.

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Sabara
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Founded: Jan 14, 2012
Left-wing Utopia

Postby Sabara » Wed May 21, 2014 2:29 pm

All reservations and applications are accepted except for this one.

Atanatos wrote:Great Britain
King George the Third
Goal Contain threat,
What we have done Emplaced Marshall laws, quarantined towns with outbreak and have specially trained airborne units to attack zombie hordes.


1) Please work on your grammar.
2) I've claimed Great Britain.
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Sabara
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Postby Sabara » Wed May 21, 2014 2:31 pm

Lunas Legion wrote:Reserve me France. Let's see if I can copy the Walking Dead and be the last nation still working on a cure...

We should work together, and establish a safe-zone in Brittany.
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Atanatos
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Founded: Jan 28, 2014
Ex-Nation

Postby Atanatos » Wed May 21, 2014 2:36 pm

Sabara wrote:All reservations and applications are accepted except for this one.

Atanatos wrote:Great Britain
King George the Third
Goal Contain threat,
What we have done Emplaced Marshall laws, quarantined towns with outbreak and have specially trained airborne units to attack zombie hordes.


1) Please work on your grammar.
2) I've claimed Great Britain.

Sorry, I saw cambodia and thought that it was you
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Photana
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Ex-Nation

Postby Photana » Wed May 21, 2014 3:17 pm

Since I am controlling the Vietnamese, could I also control some of the expats, fleeing with infected relatives?
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Your test scores indicate that you are an open-minded ultra-progressive; this is the political profile one might associate with a journalist. It appears that you are skeptical towards religion, and have a generally optimistic attitude towards humanity in general.
Your attitudes towards economics appear neither committedly capitalist nor socialist, and combined with your social attitudes this creates the picture of someone who would generally be described as a liberal.
To round out the picture you appear to be, political preference aside, a considerate idealistic egalitarian with many strong convictions.

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Sabara
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Founded: Jan 14, 2012
Left-wing Utopia

Postby Sabara » Wed May 21, 2014 3:23 pm

Photana wrote:Since I am controlling the Vietnamese, could I also control some of the expats, fleeing with infected relatives?

Ah, so roleplaying where those refugees go?
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Photana
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Founded: Jun 03, 2012
Ex-Nation

Postby Photana » Wed May 21, 2014 3:25 pm

Sabara wrote:
Photana wrote:Since I am controlling the Vietnamese, could I also control some of the expats, fleeing with infected relatives?

Ah, so roleplaying where those refugees go?

Yeah. I'm thinking China and the west.
Last edited by Photana on Wed May 21, 2014 3:25 pm, edited 1 time in total.
AH, PMT, some FT.


Your test scores indicate that you are an open-minded ultra-progressive; this is the political profile one might associate with a journalist. It appears that you are skeptical towards religion, and have a generally optimistic attitude towards humanity in general.
Your attitudes towards economics appear neither committedly capitalist nor socialist, and combined with your social attitudes this creates the picture of someone who would generally be described as a liberal.
To round out the picture you appear to be, political preference aside, a considerate idealistic egalitarian with many strong convictions.

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Sabara
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Founded: Jan 14, 2012
Left-wing Utopia

Postby Sabara » Wed May 21, 2014 3:27 pm

Photana wrote:
Sabara wrote:Ah, so roleplaying where those refugees go?

Yeah. I'm thinking China and the west.

Awesome.

Also, as you are playing as ground zero, are you interested in Co-OP-ing this?
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Photana
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Founded: Jun 03, 2012
Ex-Nation

Postby Photana » Wed May 21, 2014 3:35 pm

Sabara wrote:
Photana wrote:Yeah. I'm thinking China and the west.

Awesome.

Also, as you are playing as ground zero, are you interested in Co-OP-ing this?


Sure.
AH, PMT, some FT.


Your test scores indicate that you are an open-minded ultra-progressive; this is the political profile one might associate with a journalist. It appears that you are skeptical towards religion, and have a generally optimistic attitude towards humanity in general.
Your attitudes towards economics appear neither committedly capitalist nor socialist, and combined with your social attitudes this creates the picture of someone who would generally be described as a liberal.
To round out the picture you appear to be, political preference aside, a considerate idealistic egalitarian with many strong convictions.

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Sabara
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Founded: Jan 14, 2012
Left-wing Utopia

Postby Sabara » Wed May 21, 2014 3:42 pm

Welp, I'll put up the IC once we've got a few more members.

Nations that we really need at this point are China, Japan, North/South Korea, India, Israel, Germany, Canada, Mexico, and Brazil.
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Sabara
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Left-wing Utopia

Postby Sabara » Thu May 22, 2014 9:07 am

Bump.
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Alouite
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Postby Alouite » Thu May 22, 2014 11:26 am

Sabara wrote:Bump.

Put the link in your signature and advertise it on a few threads.
National Liberalism, National School Economics, National Dividend, Constitutional Originalism, Protection of US Domestic Trade, The Chinese Gov't in Exile in Taipei, and Ending the War on Nouns
Hyman Minsky
Totalitarianism, the Destruction of the Environment, Racism, and, most of all, people who end statements in questions?
The Patriot Act, The Illegitimate Communist Authorities in China, Economic Libertarianism, Absolutism and Communism

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Sabara
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Founded: Jan 14, 2012
Left-wing Utopia

Postby Sabara » Thu May 22, 2014 11:30 am

Alouite wrote:
Sabara wrote:Bump.

Put the link in your signature and advertise it on a few threads.

Done.

Also, I wanted to ask you if you're planning to establish a safezone west of the Rockies and/or Greenland?
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Alouite
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Founded: Jan 21, 2013
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Alouite » Thu May 22, 2014 11:45 am

Sabara wrote:
Alouite wrote:Put the link in your signature and advertise it on a few threads.

Done.

Also, I wanted to ask you if you're planning to establish a safezone west of the Rockies and/or Greenland?

Likely both. I am going to try and keep the. capital too by building a wall around it and several safe zones that I establish.
National Liberalism, National School Economics, National Dividend, Constitutional Originalism, Protection of US Domestic Trade, The Chinese Gov't in Exile in Taipei, and Ending the War on Nouns
Hyman Minsky
Totalitarianism, the Destruction of the Environment, Racism, and, most of all, people who end statements in questions?
The Patriot Act, The Illegitimate Communist Authorities in China, Economic Libertarianism, Absolutism and Communism

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