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Tinhampton
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Culture Shock the Above Nation V

Postby Tinhampton » Wed Jan 18, 2017 2:19 pm

So, we've had four previous threads about this already. The first and second ones were locked a long while back and have since been lost, the third one was archived, and the fourth one was also archived. So, here it is (with apologies to Poly) - your fifth opportunity to culture shock the nation above you!

I would now like to take this opportunity to continue the tradition of passing down the OP that has survived through the ages:
Basically, post an interesting tidbit about your nation's culture (but this can include military, legislative, or any other interesting facts) that you think the nation above would find a bit shocking. (I would recommend skimming through factbooks or looking for previous posts on this thread for the best possible shock!)

Example:

Nation 1: "Our people hate homosexuals, and stone them to death!"
Nation 2: "We are a country full of lesbians."
Nation 3: "We have perfected wormhole technology."
Nation 4: "A Social Democrat won our last election for president."
Nation 5: "A popular pastime in our nation is paying strippers to kick us in the gut and tell us we don't matter."

And so on...

Since I have nothing to shock, I get to wait.
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Provincias Unidas Sudamericanas
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Postby Provincias Unidas Sudamericanas » Wed Jan 18, 2017 2:26 pm

We think the Soviet Union is worse than any of the Axis nations.

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Postby Sotral » Wed Jan 18, 2017 2:31 pm

While we're not very in your face about it, very few Sotrali consider themselves atheists. Many belong to more than one religion.
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Postby Provincias Unidas Sudamericanas » Wed Jan 18, 2017 2:36 pm

The Catholic Church is a banned group in the PUS.

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Postby Cerillium » Wed Jan 18, 2017 3:34 pm

OOC/Here by player request to address issue.

Tin, I appreciate that you're trying to keep this megathread alive however you've accidentally stepped on New Polypontia's toes (as the current thread's OP, he has the right to make the next thread), failed to request an archive of his thread, did not link that thread here ( viewtopic.php?f=25&t=341762 ), and are upsetting the community enough for them to come find me on an IRC channel to complain. Mentors are not Mods however.

I've let Poly know that you've made the new thread in his stead. He may wish to remain custodian of the chain. I don't know when he'll be on next. While it is a "first come, first serve" situation for a lot of these types of threads, proper community etiquette would be to publicly inquire before assuming the reigns.

He might give permission for you to be custodian. However, that will still raise problems within the community. You weren't active in the last thread. "It should have gone to those who would rightfully inherit custody," as one F7 denizen put it. They don't feel you should retain custody, even if given permission. They feel he should retain it or else pass it back to New Frenco Empire.

I'll ask the rest of you to sort it, please. That's above my pay grade. :p
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Postby Reich 5 » Sat Jan 21, 2017 12:11 pm

We have over a billion people now!

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Kingdom of Starland
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Postby Kingdom of Starland » Sat Jan 21, 2017 12:22 pm

We're highly religious, as the socialist modernizations of 1989-1995 never entered Starland. They only entered Rleesrikhani (As for Nilrahrarfan...well...let's just say the Dead Dog War turned them into Nazis).

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Postby Arendelle und Wesselton und Sud-Inseln » Sat Jan 21, 2017 1:59 pm

Any religion with a leader and power structure is outlawed in the Fascist Empire.
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Postby Leonorian Federation » Sat Jan 21, 2017 9:51 pm

Arendelle und Wesselton und Sud-Inseln wrote:Any religion with a leader and power structure is outlawed in the Fascist Empire.

we (usually) don't worship our nation's leader

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Postby Arendelle und Wesselton und Sud-Inseln » Sat Jan 21, 2017 9:55 pm

We do not have a legislature or political parties.
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Leonorian Federation
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Postby Leonorian Federation » Sat Jan 21, 2017 9:58 pm

We sometimes have town signs in up to four languages.

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Postby Arendelle und Wesselton und Sud-Inseln » Sat Jan 21, 2017 10:13 pm

We brought back the Reichsmark.
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Postby Leonorian Federation » Sat Jan 21, 2017 10:13 pm

Arendelle und Wesselton und Sud-Inseln wrote:We brought back the Reichsmark.

We abolished the Reichsmark by the end of 2016.

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Postby Arendelle und Wesselton und Sud-Inseln » Sat Jan 21, 2017 10:17 pm

Arendellean trains are painted all-black, even the modern high speed units, because that is how our steam trains looked (and we still have a lot of those).
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Postby Taverkia-Aloo » Sat Jan 21, 2017 10:25 pm

We call ourselves an empire, even though we are only a ~960km^2 island in the south Pacific

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Postby Arendelle und Wesselton und Sud-Inseln » Sat Jan 21, 2017 10:26 pm

Our boundaries extend from Northern to Central to Western Europe.
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Arendelle or Árnadal is a mountainous country located on an island in the northern Atlantic Ocean. Although an absolute monarchy, it has very progressive social policies, and its subjects enjoy a high degree of personal freedoms.
All factbooks -- Phoenix Empress Helga -- Embassy program

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Postby Former Communist Republic Of Romania » Sat Jan 21, 2017 10:31 pm

The Romanian Revolution 1989 bought democracy to Romania and overthrow Nicolae Ceaușescu, who was executed on the 25th of December of 1989, along with his wife.

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Postby Arendelle und Wesselton und Sud-Inseln » Sat Jan 21, 2017 10:53 pm

Guns are legal to own (except handguns and full-automatics), but it is strictly forbidden to take them into urban areas.
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Arendelle or Árnadal is a mountainous country located on an island in the northern Atlantic Ocean. Although an absolute monarchy, it has very progressive social policies, and its subjects enjoy a high degree of personal freedoms.
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Postby Leonorian Federation » Sat Jan 21, 2017 11:17 pm

Arendelle und Wesselton und Sud-Inseln wrote:Guns are legal to own (except handguns and full-automatics), but it is strictly forbidden to take them into urban areas.

When a similar law was drafted by the Supreme Council in 1981, Chancellor Miloš Kratký denied the passing of this law saying, "a town sign won't stop criminals, why should it stop a decent citizen?" .... however, it was illegal to enter army surplus stores with guns until 1994.

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Postby Former Communist Republic Of Romania » Sat Jan 21, 2017 11:27 pm

It's easier for a Romanian to understand a western Romance language, but not the other way round.

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Postby Arendelle und Wesselton und Sud-Inseln » Sat Jan 21, 2017 11:35 pm

Vigilantism is legal (a nation is safer if the people can police each other), and encouraged for some crimes.
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Arendelle or Árnadal is a mountainous country located on an island in the northern Atlantic Ocean. Although an absolute monarchy, it has very progressive social policies, and its subjects enjoy a high degree of personal freedoms.
All factbooks -- Phoenix Empress Helga -- Embassy program

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Leonorian Federation
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Postby Leonorian Federation » Sat Jan 21, 2017 11:36 pm

Although German and Czech are totally different, speakers of both almost always understand each other in Leonoria. Most people know both, there are even creole versions of both.

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Postby Arendelle und Wesselton und Sud-Inseln » Sat Jan 21, 2017 11:41 pm

Despite our relatively permissive gun laws, violent crime is so rare that police are regularly unarmed (like in Britain and Norway).
Phönixreich Arendelle -- Phoenix Empire of Arendelle
Arendelle or Árnadal is a mountainous country located on an island in the northern Atlantic Ocean. Although an absolute monarchy, it has very progressive social policies, and its subjects enjoy a high degree of personal freedoms.
All factbooks -- Phoenix Empress Helga -- Embassy program

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Postby Leonorian Federation » Sat Jan 21, 2017 11:45 pm

People who park in front of a police dpt. slip road (preventing police forces to pass) are forced to search the park for land mines for two days (all risks are taken).

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Postby Arendelle und Wesselton und Sud-Inseln » Sat Jan 21, 2017 11:49 pm

Pulling up cannabis plants in parks and forests is a common punishment given to drug users. Don't like it? They can blame a guy who dumped loads of cannabis seeds all over the nation in a hot air balloon.
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Arendelle or Árnadal is a mountainous country located on an island in the northern Atlantic Ocean. Although an absolute monarchy, it has very progressive social policies, and its subjects enjoy a high degree of personal freedoms.
All factbooks -- Phoenix Empress Helga -- Embassy program

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