Mottos of Your Nation

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Mottos of Your Nation

Postby Caelestiam » Sun Apr 09, 2017 4:42 pm

ITT: Post mottos of your nation or organizations within your nation, and give us a quick rundown on what they mean. Any language real or fictitious can be used.

I'll start:

Caelestiam's National Motto is Carmen et Lux Spei Per Cālīginem Scindit. Translated to English that's "The Song and the Light of Hope Cut Through the Darkness." Caliginem, accusative of Caligo meaning three things: darkness, mist, or (figuratively), darkness of the mind, implied to mean evil, ignorance, or both.

The motto was said to have been uttered in the late 13th Century by Caelestiam's first King, Alain I. These words are taken to mean two things, that Caelestiam would rise against the adversity suffered by the many non-human races inhabiting the kingdom, and that the people would come to bring enlightenment to the world, effectively ending the Dark Ages.

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A Modern Fantasy slight PMT Nation founded in 1255 AD, today still run by a monarchy and an appointed Council. Humans, Elves, Dwarves, and Beastfolk in modern Central Asia, around a terraformed Caspian Sea. Traditional, sensible, classical liberal.

Troperia wrote:We, of the Troperian Government would like to congratulate Uncle Happy for finally giving their ordinary citizens basic human rights.

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Postby Divistan » Sun Apr 09, 2017 4:44 pm

All Power To The People! Death To Aristocrats!


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Left-wing Utopia

Postby Theurgia » Sun Apr 09, 2017 4:59 pm

"Let Wisdom Reign" - National Motto: makes reference to the "upside-down" world of humankind in which immoral power-seekers hold political offices, instead of people being led by the intelligentsia

"Truth by Fire" - an old cultural adage, implying that to be duplicitous is to hide in the shadows of evil

"Defend, Disarm, Diffuse" - Military Motto: makes reference to Theurgian cultural norms of doing no harm (when possible), but still protecting oneself
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United Massachusetts
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Postby United Massachusetts » Sun Apr 09, 2017 5:01 pm

Ense petit placidam sub libertate quietem
"By the sword we seek peace, but peace only under liberty."

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Postby Pampersburg » Sun Apr 09, 2017 5:38 pm

"Enjoy The Spoils of the World"
The oldest motto of the Kingdom
"The Sea Gods Rest Among Us"
An ancient motto inscribed on many relics
"Indulge Your Greatest Fantasies"
A popular tag line for our entertainment industry
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Chargé d'Affaires
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Founded: Feb 18, 2017

Postby Kirislavia » Sun Apr 09, 2017 6:20 pm

"Power to the proletariat!" - Our national motto, referring to how our system of government empowers the working class.
The Federative Republic of Kirislavia"Solidarity forever!"
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Liberal Democratic Socialists

Postby Anollasia » Sun Apr 09, 2017 8:04 pm

Through peace we are strong (Turkish: Barış dolayısıyla güçlüyüz, Anollasian: Dolough bareace biwe olare güçrong) is the current national motto, adopted in 1912. It basically means that without having to worry about war and conflict, we can focus on development and progress.

Free as can be (Turkish: Olabildiğince özgür or Olabildiğince hür, Anollasian: Özgree olas yapcan olbe or Hüree olas yapcan olbe) was the old national motto, originally adopted in 1760. This meant that our nation was a nation of absolute freedom, however this was found to be untrue at the time by many, since there were still some problems with rights, such as women's rights and freedom of speech. This motto could be more appropriate under our more liberal nature these days, but we have the new motto instead.

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Democratic Socialists

Postby Starlaris » Sun Apr 09, 2017 8:23 pm

Starlaris National Motto: "Think Beyond"

The Starlaris Motto means that the Starling Citizens are a smart and innovative people.

Changed from "Reach Beyond the Stars" to "Science and Thought"
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Postby The UCOA » Sun Apr 09, 2017 8:29 pm

"♥All hail the Aryan people♥" comes from around the 1920s-1940s in Europe. The hearts symbolize the love for people of Aryan linage. It's our nations motto because our nation is filled with Aryans and Honorary Aryans (East Asians), and our government is devoted to defending these people.
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Location: Huge Archapeligo in the Indian Ocean.
Age: Founded in 1095 by European Crusaders in partnership with the Japanese and Korean population.
Pop: Approx 400,000,000
Nationalities: Around 50% White European and 50% East Asian.

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Iron Fist Consumerists

Postby Nortainland » Sun Apr 09, 2017 8:59 pm

The traditional Royal motto is 'O Magne Domine mecum sit', or 'O Great Lord be with me'. It is most likely an allusion to the divine right of kings. It is from the coronation rite, where the newly crowned King cries out in response thereto, 'Magnus Dominus mecum est', or 'The Great Lord is with me'.

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Postby Soyouso » Wed Apr 12, 2017 10:33 am

"Vasselvas dur Soyo!"/ "Glory to Soyouso!"
"Heil Soyo!" / "Hail Soyouso!"
"I'm gay, and twenty dollars is not twenty dollars because our currency is not dollar."
"Kill the infidel!"

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Free-Market Paradise

Postby TURTLESHROOM II » Wed Apr 12, 2017 11:58 am

The first official motto of TurtleShroom is "The Future Is In the Past".

The second, and far older, official motto of TurtleShroom is "Sobriety, Purity, Asceticism".
Jesus loves you and died for you!
CM wrote:Have I reached peak enlightened centrism yet? I'm getting chills just thinking about taking an actual position.

Proctopeo wrote:anarcho-von habsburgism

Lillorainen wrote:"Tengri's balls, [do] boys really never grow up?!"
Nuroblav wrote:On the contrary! Seize the means of ROBOT ARMS!
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Saint Gloria
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Postby Saint Gloria » Wed Apr 12, 2017 12:00 pm

Victory Through Honor

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Left-wing Utopia

Postby Corindia » Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:39 pm

¡Viva Corindia! always works

Of the People, For the People

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Les Guyanes
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Postby Les Guyanes » Wed Apr 12, 2017 10:08 pm

Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité
A motto carried on from our French relatives and is held very dearly to the Guyanais people.

Égalité, Égalité, Égalité
Parody version of the national motto, almost just as common, extremely popular among minority and LGBTQA+ individuals, and is the motto of a national party.

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Det hellige nordiske rike
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Postby Det hellige nordiske rike » Thu Apr 13, 2017 7:54 am

For Odin, landet og nordiske folket
For Odin, country and the Nordic people
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An alternate-universe unified Scandinavia that fought for the Axis powers in WW2 (and won).
Early MT nation (WW2 era) • Does not use NS stats

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Iron Fist Consumerists

Postby Tekirlemmih » Thu Apr 13, 2017 8:36 am

Dnalsteklof ryts nenrab hco anronnivk hco nennäm.
The People's Land is ruled by men, women and child.
This is the personal motto of Netkavlekcyn Kire, current Errehstekir of Tekirlemmih, and has basically been adopted as de facto national motto.

Tehirf rä etebra.
Work is freedom.
Motto used by the Ministry of Employment and the ruling party of Tekirlemmih, UPFIT.
Tekirlemmih Dnalsteklof
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Postmaster of the Fleet
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Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby Auzkhia » Thu Apr 13, 2017 10:54 am


No one really knows for sure what it means, or even which language it is in. Some people have Latin and German phrases.

Holy Roman Emperor Frederick III allegedly claimed it meant Alles Erdreich ist Öskerreich untertan.

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Postby Vorond » Thu Apr 13, 2017 4:37 pm

Well-Being for All!

After the famous Kropotkin-quote.

“If a man isn't willing to take some risk for his opinions, either his opinions are no good or he's no good”
― Ezra Pound

The old wisdom of 4chan holdfs very true in almost every NSG thread.

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Democratic Socialists

Postby Cottony » Fri Apr 28, 2017 8:00 am

Bóŭúmídlorlīðroĭiðīðic - Jébbníðíríc łóg Frīðíríc
Our Democratic Cottony - Our Equality and Our Peace

Demonstrates an interesting development in pronouns. The -ic suffix is first person plural, with -íc following vowel harmony. The pronoun development is still unknown, as other declensions are Finnic in nature.

But, uh, yeah, the motto signifies the unity of the nation against outsider aggravation.

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Northern Ateria
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Iron Fist Consumerists

Postby Northern Ateria » Fri Apr 28, 2017 8:02 am

I am Ze Chef.

A quote uttered by President Zach Ze Chef during his inauguration speech.
  • Oh honey, I made a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.
  • No grandma, you gave me a peanut butter and jelly sandwich ten minutes ago and it’s really good.
  • Honey, I just made you a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.
  • Grandma I know, I know just stop making them okay?’s not funny anymore...
  • Honey, I just made you a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.
  • Grandma...

General is this huge, uneducated, primitive shithole where everybody’s an expert, and everybody has to share an opinion; and it’s usually the result of people eating rotten alphabet soup, because people are just shitting out words that don’t make sense. And don’t get me started on Fo-

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Postby Bougheyia » Fri Apr 28, 2017 8:05 am

"Peace Through Bombs And Automatic Weapons"

Originally started as a joke, but as my nations defense spending got out of control, it turned more into a destiny.
Founder Of Alliance Of Armed Nations

I support thermonuclear warfare. Do you?

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Postby Okstovskaya » Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:15 am

In the nation's 170 years of history, there have been 14 national motto's that the government has implemented over the years:
  1. Okstovskaya, Land of the People (1848-1902)
  2. Let Socialism Lead Us (1902-1906)
  3. Raise the Red Flag up high! (1906-1912)
  4. Spill your blood for the Motherland! (1912-1935)
  5. Victory or Death (1935-1949)
  6. Long Line Zuszpeichism (1949-1949)
  7. By the People, for the People (1950-1956)
  8. Communism shall rise above all! (1956-1961)
  9. From century to century; It shall prevail always (1961-1979)
  10. Equality, Influence, and Leftism (1979-1980)
  11. Unify the world of the proletariat! (1980-1989)
  12. Workers of the World, Unite! (1989-1992)
  13. Sjov'a Cjakvlaq O-jsh Pjuw! (1992-1994)
  14. Plîruiţăni Çerbii Okştojviâ Sovieticaî (Okstovskaya; Land of the People/Proletariat, 1994-present)
The Republic of the Serene and Free Socialist Okstovskaya
Est. 1848 (Glory for 170 Years!)
For: Communism, Marxism-Leninism, democracy, anarchism, federalism, dealth penalty, Hawking feminism
Against: Capitalism, Nazism, Catholic Church, NATO, Russia sanctions, religious conservatism, anti-divorce, US interventions

I'm your favorite Stalinizer, now go 2 gulag
ВРЕДЖЯ: Minister of Defense opens up to his homosexuality | Ocean liner capsizes in shallow Garlosstin Bay, 40 dead | Wvorskiy Progressive City formally opened by Their Excellencies | Civil parade in Gvorston marks 170th anniversary of St. Anne Marie's patriotic martyrdom
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Islamic nation of southeast asia
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Postby Islamic nation of southeast asia » Fri Apr 28, 2017 10:02 am

"Dari Allah untuk Bangsa"
from god, to the people
an Islamic Nation, mixed with democracy
i do not really use NS stats due to some error i make :)
Defcon: 1234[5]
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i am southeast asian (gmt +7), not often online, fell free to ask (if i online :P)

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Davao and Mati
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Postby Davao and Mati » Fri Apr 28, 2017 11:02 am

1. God Save the Diarchy(1776-1958): This is the first motto of the country after it gained its independence in 1714
2. Loyal and Thrift(1958-1972): This motto is used during the first rule of King Tomas-III
3. Be truthful and loyal(1972-present): After the Federal Bill is passed, this motto is suggested by the people through referendum
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Pro-LGBT Rights,Higher Tax for the Rich,Controlled Capitalism,Rodrigo Duterte,NATO,Global Police, Absolute Democratic Diarchy,Anglicanism,Presbyterianism,Centre-left,Asian-Union,United Nations,LGBT people had a rights to gain any political position, Scottish Independence, Tibetan Independence, Puerto Rican Indepencence, ANZAC, Japan, United Korea(Under S. Korea rule),Ukranian Crimea, Civil & Human Rights,Neutrality,Execution


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