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Teremara Regional Application Thread

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Teremara Regional Application Thread

Postby Teremara Caretaker » Thu Apr 13, 2017 12:32 pm

Thanks for your interest in Teremara. We are a mostly-MT, realistic, roleplaying region. It might help to check out our region in advance before applying.
Filling out this questionnaire is mandatory for applying and essential to the process for membership. Please give as full an answer to each question as possible. If any one of them seems redundant to you, or you have elaborated on the matter in a previous answered question, please redirect us to that answer.


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[u][size=130]IC Portion of the Application[/size][/u]

[b]1. What is the official name of your nation?[/b]

[b]2. What type of government currently runs your nation?[/b]

[b]3. Your Head of Government:[/b]

[b]4. Your Head of State:[/b]

[b]5. What is your national population? (We will not accept a population larger than 150 million without discussion)[/b]

[b]6. What type of economy operates your nation?[/b]

[b]7. Give us a brief description of your nation (culture, society, spirituality, politics, climate, geography, etc.)[/b]

[b]8. Please give us some roleplaying links (Please provide at least two individual posts from NS):[/b]

(* NOTE: Parts of the above portion of the application were borrowed with permission from [nation]Ossoria[/nation] and [region]Tyran[/region].)

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[u][size=130]OOC Portion of the Application[/size][/u]

[b]1. Tell us more about yourself, the player behind the nation, to help in the selection process. (Without revealing too much personal information that would jeopardize your security.)[/b]

[b]a. Are you new to NS or a vet player?[/b]

[b]b. Are you returning to NS with another account?[/b]

[b]c. Do you already know someone in the region?[/b]

[b]2. Have you ever applied to Teremara before, and if so, when and with which NS account?[/b]

[b]3. a. Do you have multiple accounts (puppets) and what are they?[/b]

[b]b. Which one is your primary account that you use most often?[/b]

[b]4. a. Is there any drama, OOC conflict or issues that occurred in a previous region that involved you? Please be specific. (If you would like to keep this answer private, please TG the founder and simply write 'Telegrammed' here.[/b]

[b]b. If you were in another RP region, why did you decide to leave?[/b]

[b]5. What is your main favorite writing focus when it comes to roleplay?
[ ] Economics and trade (GE&T)
[ ] Diplomacy
[ ] NS Sports
[ ] Character RPs
[ ] Exploration
[ ] Large scale War and conflict (II),
[ ] Factbooks and iiwiki
[ ] Other (Please elaborate if other.)[/b]

[b]6. a. What tech do you normally RP in? i.e. MT, PMT, FT, PT[/b]
(Please narrow down to within a century for PT and FT. Also, please be aware that it’s okay if you like to RP fantasy tech elsewhere, but we’re a mostly MT, realist region and when working within our canon and regional RPs, we expect realism in relation to this region.)

[b]b. Are you willing to RP in other techs?[/b]

[b]7. What are the goals you would like to accomplish in Teremara and what do you hope to get out of your experience here from us, the current members?[/b]

[b]8. Are there any other helpful things you would like to share about yourself, NS related or not?[/b]






CLOSING NOTES:

If you are unwilling or unable to answer these questions in the fullest, the process won't go very well, more than likely. Don’t make any assumptions that you can skip any questions because you might happen to have friends in our region already. This application is for all of us to view and make a well balanced decision. Thank you in advance.

You may notice that some of this is very similar to an application from another region. I claim ownership to these words, except where noted, and likely the application you saw was the one I wrote for a previous region I was in, or they cribbed my words for their own.

Thanks again for your patience with our process.
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Postby Teremara Caretaker » Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:49 am

Yep, still looking for new region members. This can include folks that have main accounts in other regions, but are looking to expand their RP and canon building opportunities with a puppet/alt in another region. Please feel free to TG me with any questions you may have. If you do apply, please TG me a notification of that as well. I try to check the thread fairly often, but there may be a lapse.
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Figuerroa
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Postby Figuerroa » Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:25 pm

IC Portion of the Application

1. What is the official name of your nation? Protectorate of Figuerroa

2. What type of government currently runs your nation? monarchy

3. Your Head of Government:
Hermann Detzner
4. Your Head of State:

5. What is your national population? (We will not accept a population larger than 150 million without discussion)
100 million
6. What type of economy operates your nation? capitalist

7. Give us a brief description of your nation (culture, society, spirituality, politics, climate, geography, etc.)
Friedrichlanda is a Protectorate of Prostoreich, and that's all I have worked out right now honestly I generally like to do RP to help define my nation but I'm kinda creating this one as a spur of the moment
8. Please give us some roleplaying links (Please provide at least two individual posts from NS):
From my Salto de Victoria account with a touch of FanT viewtopic.php?p=30163068#p30163068

From my Celtlan account also with FT viewtopic.php?p=30205676#p30205676

(* NOTE: Parts of the above portion of the application were borrowed with permission from Ossoria and Tyran.)




OOC Portion of the Application

1. Tell us more about yourself, the player behind the nation, to help in the selection process. (Without revealing too much personal information that would jeopardize your security.) I like to write a variety of stories on NS and I'm always looking for something new to challenge me

a. Are you new to NS or a vet player?
Vet
b. Are you returning to NS with another account? No I have several

c. Do you already know someone in the region?
Nope
2. Have you ever applied to Teremara before, and if so, when and with which NS account?
Nope
3. a. Do you have multiple accounts (puppets) and what are they?
Yes I do and there's something around 80 accounts last I checked, you'll understand if I don't feel like listing them all
b. Which one is your primary account that you use most often?
Thoricia
4. a. Is there any drama, OOC conflict or issues that occurred in a previous region that involved you? Please be specific. (If you would like to keep this answer private, please TG the founder and simply write 'Telegrammed' here. Make a habit of avoiding drama

b. If you were in another RP region, why did you decide to leave?
I'm not, I have a puppet region that I like to Branch out from to interact with other region
5. What is your main favorite writing focus when it comes to roleplay?
[ ] Economics and trade (GE&T)
[ ] Diplomacy
[ ] NS Sports
[ ] Character RPs
[ ] Exploration
[X] Large scale War and conflict (II),
[ ] Factbooks and iiwiki
[ ] Other (Please elaborate if other.)


6. a. What tech do you normally RP in? i.e. MT, PMT, FT, PT I was going to do PMT here
(Please narrow down to within a century for PT and FT. Also, please be aware that it’s okay if you like to RP fantasy tech elsewhere, but we’re a mostly MT, realist region and when working within our canon and regional RPs, we expect realism in relation to this region.)

b. Are you willing to RP in other techs?
Possibly depends on if the story is good
7. What are the goals you would like to accomplish in Teremara and what do you hope to get out of your experience here from us, the current members? I'm just looking to write stories and have fun with new people

8. Are there any other helpful things you would like to share about yourself, NS related or not? Bonobos

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Postby Teremara Caretaker » Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:37 pm

Accepted by unanimous decision.
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Postby Teremara Caretaker » Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:53 pm

Still looking for more folks. Don't make any assumptions about us until you ask some questions. You might be surprised at how flexible and amicable we are. TG me to get Discord access and get more info.
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Reino do Brazil
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Postby Reino do Brazil » Thu Aug 30, 2018 9:39 am

IC Portion of the Application

1. What is the official name of your nation? The Federation of Reino do Brazil

2. What type of government currently runs your nation? Parliamentary Monarchy

3. Your Head of Government: Bernardo Ahrenz de Mattos

4. Your Head of State: HM Joao I

5. What is your national population? (We will not accept a population larger than 150 million without discussion) 150 million

6. What type of economy operates your nation? Capitalism

7. Give us a brief description of your nation (culture, society, spirituality, politics, climate, geography, etc.) Our country is based on diversity united in the crown. We cherish freedom and democracy dearly and are ruled by a constitution. We are a colourful, cheerful people with beliefs close to nature and it's essence. Our climate is mainly tropical though we are a large nation. Our society archetype is close to the British one, we have an aristocracy but with very little actual power.

8. Please give us some roleplaying links (Please provide at least two individual posts from NS): memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=1161650 viewtopic.php?f=6&t=403539

(* NOTE: Parts of the above portion of the application were borrowed with permission from Ossoria and Tyran.)




OOC Portion of the Application

1. Tell us more about yourself, the player behind the nation, to help in the selection process. (Without revealing too much personal information that would jeopardize your security.)

a. Are you new to NS or a vet player? I have been playing for five years now.

b. Are you returning to NS with another account? no

c. Do you already know someone in the region? yes, Neu Engolon

2. Have you ever applied to Teremara before, and if so, when and with which NS account? never

3. a. Do you have multiple accounts (puppets) and what are they? not at the moment

b. Which one is your primary account that you use most often? Reino do Brazil

4. a. Is there any drama, OOC conflict or issues that occurred in a previous region that involved you? Please be specific. (If you would like to keep this answer private, please TG the founder and simply write 'Telegrammed' here. none

b. If you were in another RP region, why did you decide to leave? for the prestige of Teremara

5. What is your main favorite writing focus when it comes to roleplay?
[x ] Economics and trade (GE&T)
[x] Diplomacy
[ ] NS Sports
[x ] Character RPs
[ ] Exploration
[ ] Large scale War and conflict (II),
[ ] Factbooks and iiwiki
[ ] Other (Please elaborate if other.)


6. a. What tech do you normally RP in? i.e. MT, PMT, FT, PT real time
(Please narrow down to within a century for PT and FT. Also, please be aware that it’s okay if you like to RP fantasy tech elsewhere, but we’re a mostly MT, realist region and when working within our canon and regional RPs, we expect realism in relation to this region.)

b. Are you willing to RP in other techs? no


7. What are the goals you would like to accomplish in Teremara and what do you hope to get out of your experience here from us, the current members? to be able to achieve stability, challenge and quality growth

8. Are there any other helpful things you would like to share about yourself, NS related or not? not at the moment

Thank you
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Postby Teremara Caretaker » Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:38 am

Thanks for filling that out in full. We have considered your application and are honored to offer you membership in our region.
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Teremara Regional Application Thread

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Arcerion
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Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Arcerion » Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:54 pm

IC Portion of the Application

1. What is the official name of your nation?

Arcerion Confederated Republic

2. What type of government currently runs your nation?

Democratic Republic

3. Your Head of Government:

Chancellor Rudyard van Volkener

4. Your Head of State:

Chancellor Rudyard van Volkener

5. What is your national population? (We will not accept a population larger than 150 million without discussion)

18 million citizens, 88 million residents

6. What type of economy operates your nation?

Diverse industrialized economy transitioning into a post-industrial state with a high focus on high-end consumer goods and electronics, as well as computers and technological information systems; complemented by a healthy medical and science research sector supported largely by companies with investments into the country's vast natural gas fields on and offshore.

7. Give us a brief description of your nation (culture, society, spirituality, politics, climate, geography, etc.)

The Arcer Republic as it is known is an uncommon state. While it is predicated on a two-tiered system for its citizens and residents, some would expect this to be based on a racial or ethnic basis. However, the culture of the nation simply does not have such qualities in its fabric. Arcer citizens are those who have earned their citizenship through state-approved trades, job,s or faculties which range from doctors and engineers to soldiers, firefighters and law enforcement officials. These citizens are eligible for political office, as well as are granted the privilege of voting in provincial and federal elections. Residents, on the other hand, are not entitled to the privilege to vote above the municipal level. While they may encompass those individuals working in the private sector or as low-level government officials, they have not contributed to the state's infrastructure or security, and are thus deemed, residents. The culture therefore often stems from this two-tiered system.

The people of Arcerion are generally made of the same ethnic makeup, with over 84% identifying as Arcer, and with government subsidies for families of at least two children, that number is expected to remain if not slightly grow thanks to the steady birthrate and low infant mortality. Arcers are generally friendly and outgoing, if not extremely protective of their private lives, and as such state security apparatus operates with checks and balances, but with the understanding that sacrifices must be made for national security. The people are often found outdoors hiking, playing team sports, or otherwise holding barbecues or parties in their backyards, as the Arcer terrace or patio is a critical key part of the familial and neighbourly culture of the people, differing from other nations who might emphasize public parks. This outdoorsy nature leads many Arcers to accrue enough wealth to purchase timeshare condos or cottages in tourist and vacation homes, meaning there is a booming outdoorsman industry within the country. While not a religious people, Arcer citizens and residents alike have a strict moral and ethical set of values that have generally remained unchanged generation after generation. It emphasizes a service to family and the state, regardless of creed or sexuality, ensuring that children are educated and protected as well as provided for, as demonstrated by the robust social security apparatus taking care of the health of both the youth and elderly, without discrimination.

This being said, Arcers are fiercely protective of their way of life. Special Forces and State Secret Police are heavy-handed against those who would seek to change or harm the Arcer way of life, at home or abroad.


8. Please give us some roleplaying links (Please provide at least two individual posts from NS):

Provided on Discord.

(* NOTE: Parts of the above portion of the application were borrowed with permission from Ossoria and Tyran.)




OOC Portion of the Application

1. Tell us more about yourself, the player behind the nation, to help in the selection process. (Without revealing too much personal information that would jeopardize your security.)

University graduate with gainful employment and an interest in fact and research supported fiction writing.

a. Are you new to NS or a vet player?

I'd argue a veteran by now.

b. Are you returning to NS with another account?

Same account for 6+ years now.

c. Do you already know someone in the region?

No.

2. Have you ever applied to Teremara before, and if so, when and with which NS account?

No.

3. a. Do you have multiple accounts (puppets) and what are they?

No.

b. Which one is your primary account that you use most often?

No.

4. a. Is there any drama, OOC conflict or issues that occurred in a previous region that involved you? Please be specific. (If you would like to keep this answer private, please TG the founder and simply write 'Telegrammed' here.

No.

b. If you were in another RP region, why did you decide to leave?

Nil.

5. What is your main favorite writing focus when it comes to roleplay?
[X] Economics and trade (GE&T)
[X] Diplomacy
[ ] NS Sports
[ ] Character RPs
[ ] Exploration
[X] Large scale War and conflict (II),
[X] Factbooks and iiwiki
[ ] Other (Please elaborate if other.)


6. a. What tech do you normally RP in? i.e. MT, PMT, FT, PT
(Please narrow down to within a century for PT and FT. Also, please be aware that it’s okay if you like to RP fantasy tech elsewhere, but we’re a mostly MT, realist region and when working within our canon and regional RPs, we expect realism in relation to this region.)

Usually FT, classically an FT player.

b. Are you willing to RP in other techs?

Looking to slowly transition to MT.

7. What are the goals you would like to accomplish in Teremara and what do you hope to get out of your experience here from us, the current members?

Just here to try and enjoy writing again.

8. Are there any other helpful things you would like to share about yourself, NS related or not?

Already on the Discord.
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Postby Teremara Caretaker » Sun Sep 02, 2018 9:16 am

We've already discussed this on Discord, but officially we thank you for your submission. This application is under consideration.
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Postby Confederacy of Arco » Mon Sep 03, 2018 12:52 pm

Teremara Caretaker wrote:We've already discussed this on Discord, but officially we thank you for your submission. This application is under consideration.


Puppet created, as promised.

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Postby Teremara Caretaker » Mon Sep 03, 2018 4:57 pm

Confederacy of Arco wrote:
Teremara Caretaker wrote:We've already discussed this on Discord, but officially we thank you for your submission. This application is under consideration.


Puppet created, as promised.


By unanimous vote, Arco/Arcerion has been accepted into the region. Welcome aboard!
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Arkyatan
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Founded: Nov 22, 2015
Father Knows Best State

Postby Arkyatan » Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:57 pm

IC Portion of the Application

1. What is the official name of your nation?

The Imperial Union of Arkyatan

2. What type of government currently runs your nation?

Supranational autocracy.

3. Your Head of Government:

Regent Sullerr Ghil

4. Your Head of State:

Regent Sullerr Ghil

5. What is your national population? (We will not accept a population larger than 150 million without discussion)

263 million. If this is too much, I understand and will rescind my application.

6. What type of economy operates your nation?

Mixed market economy dominated by large corporations and state owned industries.

7. Give us a brief description of your nation (culture, society, spirituality, politics, climate, geography, etc.)

The Imperial Union of Arkyatan (sometimes known as the Arkyatani Alliance) is a supranational state composed of two nations; the K'toca Empire and the Olmerak Union. The unified state serves to combine economic, political and military power into a single centralized synthesis, although both states operate their own internal affairs to a degree.

The Imperial Union is led by a Regent, who is appointed by joint approval from the K'toca High Council and the Olmerak Detapa Council. The Regent wields considerable power, being commander-in-chief of the armed forces and the ultimate executive authority in the state. Internally, both nations manage their own affairs to a degree. The K'toca Empire is officially ruled by an Emperor, though in practice his role is largely ceremonial. True power rests in the Chancellor of the Empire, who is appointed by the K'toca High Council. The dark skinned K'toca live in a society and culture that is highly caste based and shrouded in tradition. At the top of the caste pyramid are the warrior-class, who's social standards are dominated by rituals and an honor-based system. This warrior culture is heavily ingrained within the Empire and heavily emphasized through it's propaganda, even though the majority of the population are simple peasants, workers, and farmers with little interest in warrior rituals beyond only a modicum of respect for them. While officially considered inferior to the warrior-class, a strong merchant class has developed which has given rise to several large corporations. Politically the Empire is not as unified as one would imagine; the central government balanced power against the Great Houses (essentially nobility), large corporate interests, and the military.

The Olmerak Union is the smaller of the two and the less resource rich, though is still heavily industrialized. The Olmerak Union unlike the Empire features a strong, centralized State, which is officially led by the civilian Detapa Council but in practice operates independently of the military, known as Central Command, and the nation's intelligence service, the Obsidian Order. The Detapa Council appoints a Legate, officially the leader of the Union, who manages the Executive branch of government. Unlike their Imperial neighbors Olmerak society is far more utilitarian and lacks ornate displays of cultural significance. Family loyalty, and loyalty to the State, are virtues among Olmerak culture, and as a result the Union is noticeably more authoritarian than the Empire, thanks in no small part to it's pervasive state security and intelligence apparatus. Like the Empire, the Union is heavily militarized, though with less emphasis on the individual warrior and his honor, and more on the machinery and operational aspects of war. The Olmerak people are tanned skin and tall, and are noted for their somewhat xenophobic attitude and disdain for foreigners.



8. Please give us some roleplaying links (Please provide at least two individual posts from NS):

viewtopic.php?f=5&t=434151&p=34373487&sid=af6a3d41228086950a5496aaf2e763e2#p34373487

viewtopic.php?p=27965174&sid=ec08ddb7e5de49c2f25bc234b270d216#p27965174




OOC Portion of the Application

1. Tell us more about yourself, the player behind the nation, to help in the selection process. (Without revealing too much personal information that would jeopardize your security.)

I'm a 20 something year old and currently serving in the United States armed forces.

a. Are you new to NS or a vet player?

I don't know if I can call myself a veteran, but this is my 4th nation and I've been on here for 5 years.

b. Are you returning to NS with another account?

I never left.

c. Do you already know someone in the region?

Yeah, the founder.

2. Have you ever applied to Teremara before, and if so, when and with which NS account?

Nope.

3. a. Do you have multiple accounts (puppets) and what are they?

Yes, Jedoria, Knichus, Syara, and East Aerick.

b. Which one is your primary account that you use most often?

Honestly I balance them all nowadays, but Syara and Jedoria are my most common.

4. a. Is there any drama, OOC conflict or issues that occurred in a previous region that involved you?

I had disagreements with regional leadership in another region, but that was over two years ago I don't believe there's any particular bad blood as far as I know.

b. If you were in another RP region, why did you decide to leave?

See above.

5. What is your main favorite writing focus when it comes to roleplay?
[ ] Economics and trade (GE&T)
[X] Diplomacy
[ ] NS Sports
[ ] Character RPs
[ ] Exploration
[X] Large scale War and conflict (II),
[X] Factbooks and iiwiki
[ ] Other (Please elaborate if other.)


6. a. What tech do you normally RP in? i.e. MT, PMT, FT, PT

MT.

b. Are you willing to RP in other techs?

Depends.

7. What are the goals you would like to accomplish in Teremara and what do you hope to get out of your experience here from us, the current members?

I'll be completely honest here; I'd like a chance to RP a major power. I've RPed with mostly middle tier and second-rate states in most of my time here on NS, and I'd finally like a chance to RP as a more significant state. I have no intentions of power gaming or dominating the discussion, it'd just be nice to be one of the great powers for a change.

8. Are there any other helpful things you would like to share about yourself, NS related or not?

I like the color blue.
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Postby Teremara Caretaker » Sun Sep 09, 2018 12:37 pm

After consideration, you have been accepted into the region. Welcome aboard!
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Lacetanya
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Founded: Dec 29, 2018
Left-wing Utopia

Postby Lacetanya » Tue Jan 01, 2019 2:36 am

IC Portion of the Application

1. What is the official name of your nation?

The Republic of Lacetanya (República Lacetanya).

2. What type of government currently runs your nation?

Federal directorial republic with a direct democracy component.

3. Your Head of Government:

The Federal Council (Consell Federal):
  • Adrià Bosc
  • Teresa Salles
  • Alba Paret
  • Carles Mans
  • Neus Oliveras
4. Your Head of State:

Rotates between members of the Federal Council each year.

5. What is your national population? (We will not accept a population larger than 150 million without discussion)

5.367.459

6. What type of economy operates your nation?

Mixed economy: a regulated market open to private enterprises and cooperatives, state ownership of key sectors.

7. Give us a brief description of your nation (culture, society, spirituality, politics, climate, geography, etc.)

The Lacetans are descended from Celtic tribes that used to inhabit the territory of ancient Lacetanya, and came under Roman influence and/or rule, which influenced their ethnogenesis. They speak Lacetan (Lacetà).

The country's climate and geography is broadly Mediterranean, although that's gonna be left open to be adapted to its place on the map.

Lacetans practice their historical polytheist beliefs. Missionary activity and attempts at conversion from christians in the past provoked heated resistance, and to this day Lacetan society is marked by hostility towards monotheistic religions (mainly christianity and islam), a trait which particularly figures in far-right politics. Notable minority religions in Lacetanya include Buddhism and other ethnic religions. A plurality of Lacetans identify as irreligious.

Loose historical outline:

  • Various Celtic tribes settle in the region (8th - 5th centuries BCE)
  • Roman influence/domination (2nd century BCE - ? century CE)
  • Post-classical period: Lacetanya emerges as a united entity; conflict with neighbouring christian polities and suppression of missionaries serving as a gluing force. It is an elected monarchy with a strong legislature, the Deputation of Lacetanya (Diputació de Lacetanya). The country is divided into counties (comitats), a system that persists to this day. Due to various economic, social, and geographic factors, feudalism does not take hold in Lacetanya. Instead, the rural population is dominated by free farmers and common ownership of land. (probably 10th? - 17th centuries CE)
    • Possibilities here: wars, resistance to crusades, a civil war or two, plagues, popular revolts, the usual medieval package.
  • Industrial revolution: emergence of a capitalist system, mechanisation of agriculture, growing trade. Destruction of old equilibrium. Strengthening of nobility at expense of population, affirmation of a bourgeoisie. (19th century CE)
    • Possibilities here: a revolution in 1848. Appearance of historical dominant parties, growth of socialism, communism, and trade unions, faced with repression.
  • Destruction of monarchy, proclamation of the First Republic. (circa 1905)
  • First Republic turns increasingly oligarchic; tactic of limited reforms to appease proletariat does not save it. Appearance and growth of cooperative movement, and a whole leftist milieu.
  • First Republic overthrown in coup d'état, replaced by authoritarian conservative regime (circa 1930).
  • Authoritarian conservative regime collapses, new coup d'état ignites civil war (1935-1942?). Main factions: right-wing authoritarians, left-wing authoritarians, anarchists and syndicalists, democrats.
  • Civil war ends with democratic victory; no attempts at reprisals against war factions take place due to exhaustion and trauma from conflict.
  • Second Republic emerges: primarily a two-party system, with leftist parties making up a significant third force. Republic based on combination of Keynesian economics, expansive welfare state, and social control.
  • Massive popular protest/strike in 1968 (analogous to May 1968 in France), previous mechanisms of control break down and society liberalises. The two large parties grow increasingly corrupt; leftist and other parties build up strength at local level.
  • Social democratic consensus breaks down due to an economic crisis. In the early 1980s, a right-wing government takes office, increasingly under the influence of neoliberalism. Attempts to implement neoliberalism cause strikes, riots, and resistance. Increasing conflict between national and local governments; national government tries to cut local governments' funding and subordinate it in frustration with their resistance to neoliberalism (analogous to Thatcher's war on Labour councils in the 1980s).
  • Double hit of second recession and masssive Mani pulite-level investigation and purge of corruption in politics deals the killing blow to the Second Republic in 1989-1990. The 1990 election produces a leftist coalition government, which carries out radical changes: reform of local government, federalisation of the country, pushing for cooperativisation of the economy, implementation of direct democracy.
    • Possibilities here: One region of Lacetanya which had been historically christianised and thus was a lot of tension with the rest of Lacetanya elects its independentist party to regional government. Federal government collaborates with regional government to hold an independence referendum, resulting in landslide victory. Federal government accelerates negotiations to give region independence as quickly as possible, which happens in 1992.
  • Political and economic realignment takes place along broadly leftist lines. Final piece of the puzzle happens in 2000: abolition of Prime Minister and cabinet model in favour of a directorial republic.

Lacetan politics' centre of gravity has been pushed strongly to the left by historical events — 1968, the revolt against neoliberalism, the collapse of the Second Republic. Currently, it is a federal directorial republic. Popular involvement in policy-making takes place through referendums and other methods of civic engagement/mobilisation, made possible by the growth of the internet and IT. The federal legislature is the Generalitat of Lacetanya: a 200-member citizen legislature whose members are elected through open list proportional representation (using Webster method). The comitats have their own local governments with significant powers/autonomy, in accordance with the principle of subsidiarity. Lacetanya uses a civil law system.

Major parties include:

  • Communist Party (Partit Comunista): Left communism.
  • Workers' Party (Partit Obrer): Autonomism, self-management.
  • The Greens (Els Verds): Green politics, eco-socialism.
  • Socialist Party (Partit Socialista): Democratic socialism.
  • Cooperative Convergence (Convèrgencia Cooperatiu): Cooperativism, self-management.
  • Progressive Party (Partit Progresista): Progressivism, direct democracy.
  • Pirate Party (Partit dels Pirates): Pirate politics, direct democracy.
  • Liberal Party (Partit Liberal): Social liberalism, pro-welfare state.
  • Democratic Party (Partit Demòcrata): Liberal conservatism, progressive conservatism.
  • Nationalist Centre (Centre Nacionalista): Civic nationalism, republicanism.
  • Patriotic Movement (Moviment Patriòtic): Right-wing populism, anti-monotheism.

...plus other local and ethnic minority interest parties.

8. Please give us some roleplaying links (Please provide at least two individual posts from NS):

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=441140
viewtopic.php?f=4&t=385500

(* NOTE: Parts of the above portion of the application were borrowed with permission from Ossoria and Tyran.)




OOC Portion of the Application

1. Tell us more about yourself, the player behind the nation, to help in the selection process. (Without revealing too much personal information that would jeopardize your security.)

I'm a uni graduate in my late twenties with a degree in international politics who keeps bouncing from work to unemployment, lol.

a. Are you new to NS or a vet player?

I can't say I'm a vet, but I've been around for a while. I started RPing more seriously around 2010-2012 or so.

b. Are you returning to NS with another account?

No, just making a puppet.

c. Do you already know someone in the region?

Yeah, Neu Engollon and Arkyatan.

2. Have you ever applied to Teremara before, and if so, when and with which NS account?

No, I haven't.

3. a. Do you have multiple accounts (puppets) and what are they?

Yes: Gylias, The Republic of Akashi, and The Kingdom of Erathia.

b. Which one is your primary account that you use most often?

Gylias.

4. a. Is there any drama, OOC conflict or issues that occurred in a previous region that involved you? Please be specific. (If you would like to keep this answer private, please TG the founder and simply write 'Telegrammed' here.

I was in the same region as Arkyatan and I didn't get along well with the region leaders. I joined a few other players who decided to found a new region instead.

b. If you were in another RP region, why did you decide to leave?

I haven't really left a region since the event above. One of my puppets was in one or two regions (can't remember) that simply fizzled out, and I ended up bringing it to the same region as my main.

5. What is your main favorite writing focus when it comes to roleplay?
[ ] Economics and trade (GE&T)
[X] Diplomacy
[ ] NS Sports
[X] Character RPs
[ ] Exploration
[ ] Large scale War and conflict (II),
[X] Factbooks and iiwiki
[ ] Other (Please elaborate if other.)


6. a. What tech do you normally RP in? i.e. MT, PMT, FT, PT

Usually MT.

b. Are you willing to RP in other techs?

Yeah, I wouldn't mind.

7. What are the goals you would like to accomplish in Teremara and what do you hope to get out of your experience here from us, the current members?

Have fun, possibly make new friends, see what I can do with a concept I had lying around.

8. Are there any other helpful things you would like to share about yourself, NS related or not?

I'm pretty hardcore about my political beliefs but I usually keep those to myself and just use worldbuilding as an outlet for that.
Last edited by Lacetanya on Sun Feb 03, 2019 2:14 am, edited 1 time in total.

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Teremara Caretaker
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Corrupt Dictatorship

Postby Teremara Caretaker » Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:16 am

It's unanimous! Lacetanya is accepted into the region. Welcome aboard!
This account is representative for all the affairs of Teremara. TG me about membership.
Teremara Regional Application Thread

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Nordvyr
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Posts: 6
Founded: Jan 07, 2019
Ex-Nation

Postby Nordvyr » Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:27 pm

IC Portion of the Application

1. What is the official name of your nation? The Directorate of Nordvyr

2. What type of government currently runs your nation? A fascist dictatorship, along with a constitutional monarch and a "parliament" with no real power.

3. Your Head of Government: Director Hans Klemens

4. Your Head of State: King Karl XVII

5. What is your national population? 150,000,000

6. What type of economy operates your nation? It is mostly capitalism, but the government controls some industries.

7. Give us a brief description of your nation
A land far to the north and heavily isolated from the world, Nordvyr is ruled by a mostly benevolent fascist dictatorship. The culture of Nordvyr is primarily a combination between Scandinavian and English, with other elements from the rest of Europe and beyond thrown in. Its climate is very frigid, with most of the country being made up of taiga and tundra, with a mountain range in the middle of it.

The main feature of Nordvyr is its enforced isolationism. Foriegn tourists as well as foriegn goods are only allowed one or two points of entry, while citizens of Nordvyr must go through a lengthy application process to travel or immigrate from the country.

Nordvyr's government is a fascist dictatorship controlled by a Director. However, Nordvyr retains its constitutional monarchy from its past, and it has a parliament with free elections, even though it serves more of a symbolic purpose than anything.

Nordvyr has been [insert this region's equivalent of Catholocism here] for most of its lifespan. However, with the fascist rule, paganism and pagan practices have made a comeback. The administration does not have an official religion, although members of most other religions run the risk of being persecuted.

8. Please give us some roleplaying links (Please provide at least two individual posts from NS):
viewtopic.php?p=35147490#p35147490
viewtopic.php?p=34790115#p34790115
https://www.nationstates.net/nation=nov ... id=1138442
(NOTE: This nation is a puppet of Nova Corina. I haven't posted any RP yet with this nation. See the OOC portion for more of an explanation)




OOC Portion of the Application

1. Tell us more about yourself, the player behind the nation, to help in the selection process. (Without revealing too much personal information that would jeopardize your security.) I've been on NationStates on and off ever since 2015, and I'm really into the site and all that it has to offer. I'm in high school, but I often find that I'm not that busy.

a. Are you new to NS or a vet player? Vet player

b. Are you returning to NS with another account? Yes

c. Do you already know someone in the region? No

2. Have you ever applied to Teremara before, and if so, when and with which NS account? No, N/A

3. a. Do you have multiple accounts (puppets) and what are they? This account is technically a puppet of Nova Corina. I also have Ilian Isles (a puppet for Nova's region), and The Tricolour (My first nation, which I don't use but keep active for memory's sake). I've had many others throughout the years, but none of them are active anymore.

b. Which one is your primary account that you use most often? Nova Corina.

4. a. Is there any drama, OOC conflict or issues that occurred in a previous region that involved you? Please be specific. (If you would like to keep this answer private, please TG the founder and simply write 'Telegrammed' here. Not anything too bad (arguing over map placement, ect.), and even that hasn't happened for a while.

b. If you were in another RP region, why did you decide to leave? I've been in many RP regions. Some I left due to inactivity, some I left because I wanted to change things up, and other just became inactive.

5. What is your main favorite writing focus when it comes to roleplay?
[ ] Economics and trade (GE&T)
[x ] Diplomacy
[ ] NS Sports
[x] Character RPs (somewhat, my main nation's region has really gotten me into it)
[x] Exploration
[ x] Large scale War and conflict (II), (somewhat)
[x ] Factbooks and iiwiki (I love making factbooks. I have tried to dabble in iiwiki, but it's ultimately too much of a hassle.
[ ] Other (Please elaborate if other.)


6. a. What tech do you normally RP in? i.e. MT, PMT, FT, PT MT

b. Are you willing to RP in other techs? I'm fine with Past Tech, but I've never done anything PMT or later.

7. What are the goals you would like to accomplish in Teremara and what do you hope to get out of your experience here from us, the current members? I had an idea for a fascist, northern MT dictatorship for a while. My goals are to be able to interact with a new community and develop this nation, along with have a nation in an MT setting (as opposed to Nova's region, which is currently in Antiquity and will probably not reach MT for a while, if at all). Of course, my main goal is to have fun.

8. Are there any other helpful things you would like to share about yourself, NS related or not? No.

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Capitalizmus
Civilian
 
Posts: 1
Founded: Mar 17, 2016
Capitalist Paradise

Postby Capitalizmus » Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:57 am

IC Portion of the Application

1. What is the official name of your nation?
The Principality of Manduria

2. What type of government currently runs your nation?
Unitary Semi-direct democracy under a parliamentary constitutional monarchy

3. Your Head of Government:
Prime Minister

4. Your Head of State:
Prince/Princess

5. What is your national population? (We will not accept a population larger than 150 million without discussion)
24,918,044

6. What type of economy operates your nation?
Manduria is a highly developed and industrialised free-market economy, with a high standard of living and innovation, as well as excellent infrastructure and a highly talented workforce, highly dependent on international trade and finance. The economy can be described partly as postindustrial but remains an export-based economy with one of the largest maritime sectors in Teremara. It enjoys an open and corruption-free environment, stable prices, and a per capita GDP higher than that of most developed countries. Unemployment is very low.

The Mandurian public sector is relatively medium-to-large in size, making up 26.3% of GDP, wile taxation is at 27% of GDP. Although it cannot be characterised as a social democracy by normal standards, it is not a neoliberal country either. The maxim "moderation is excellence" can correctly characterise Mandurian public policy. Though the Government invests heavily in infrastructure, education, healthcare and, of course, defence and law enforcement, the welfare system is strictly limited in scope and no subsidies are issued. Furthermore, regulations for SMEs and corporations are minimal and the public sector does not tamper with the free market, a policy which has been applied since 1954 (when price ceilings on several goods were withdrawn) and has functioned well since.

Compared to many neoliberal developed nations Manduria imposes a heavier tax regime; for instance, a 25-35% progressive tax rates with 3 brackets and a tax threshold of €20,400 ($17,000) p.a., with several tax cuts if households have 2-4 children.

7. Give us a brief description of your nation (culture, society, spirituality, politics, climate, geography, etc.)
Compared to most Teremaran nations, Manduria has been described by academics as an intermediate country when it comes to the way society is organised, balancing social conservatism and libertarianism, without compromising Mandurian traditions. Although modernity has resulted in a Cosmopolitan, liberal nature of Manduria City, most rural areas are more conservative in nature. Furthermore, since the 1950s the liberalisation of society led to a greater prevalence of women in the workforce in Mandurin. Additionally, Mandurin has a liberal stance on policies such as prostitution and homosexuality.

Manduria is a multicultural society and thus remains open and friendly to immigrants, the crucial prerequisites being their legal entry and that their life not interrupt Mandurian communal practice. Other than that, they are free to pursue life however they see fit, provided their actions correspond to the laws of Manduria. For those who wish to become citizens or nationals (in some circumstances), a more assimilationist stance is adhered to, as these persons are expected to learn Latin, the culture of Manduria and it's political system, and be willing and able to attend military training as soon as they are naturalised. Permanent residents are expected to uphold a basic command of the Latin language.

Mandurian life is described highly individualistic, where every person and family is exclusively responsible for their wellbeing and that the state should not meddle with the individual's affairs. Every person has a chance at life and it's only them who will be able to achieve these objectives, and not the government for them. While this means Mandurians value liberty far more than anything else, this attitude is combined, however, with a strong interest in politics (in particular, direct democracy), an eagerness to serve in the Armed Forces whenever needed and a charitability for other, less fortunate members of society. As such, Mandurians tend to accept a higher tax rate in order to sustain a controllable welfare state, and donate money to legitimate charities.

Mandurians tend to stand out when visiting Mandurin countries. On a positive side, they are seen as friendly, charitable, intelligent, tolerant to others, hard-working, creative and innovative, persistent, introspective, prudent, polite, honest, and, above all, honourable, which means they tend to honour friendships and become attached to them. This also means that they are vindictive and revengeful whenever they are betrayed, and do not hesitate to intervene, verbally or physically, to help persons in need (especially when they are being unjustifiably harmed physically). They are also seen as fiercely patriotic and militaristic, with a love and fierce respect for the Manduria Armed Forces and the personnel who serve in it, but at the same time extremely hostile towards government intrusions on their own civil liberties and demand that law enforcement respect the citizenry's rights. Mandurian women are also revered region-wide for being intelligent, beautiful, athletic and eager to start families, but are also highly demanding (even though they do not see men negatively). Compared to other peoples, Mandurians tend to do their assignments as early as possible, and are punctual, but do have the habit of completing said assignments in the last minute. On the negative side of the spectrum, particularly among others, they are seen as narcissistic, prideful, arrogant, uptight, stubborn, self-centered, and overly sarcastic.

Mandurians are also known for their so-called "seven cultural addictions": Sports, Guns, Vehicles, Watercraft, Tobacco, Teaffee and Alcohol. Mandurians tend to love sports games, and the various championships all have extremely high popularity levels, as do local sports events. Mandurians also have a distinctive gun culture, which revolves around national service, civil rights, self-defence and rationality. Mandurians avoid using guns unless absolutely necessary, and prefer a more subtle approach to resolving situations until lethal force becomes a necessary recourse. Mandurians also adore vehicles, principally cars, motorcycles or fast watercraft, and despite Manduria's advanced public transit system said vehicles are highly desirable. When out with friends, Mandurians are some of Mandurin's largest consumers of Teaffee (namely Tea during the afternoon and evening, Coffee during the morning and forenoon), tobacco products and alcohol (even though binge drinking is frowned upon and usually getting intoxicated is done within reasonable limits, so as to avoid losing control and end up in jail - drink driving is also uncommon).

Politically, their views are generally placed between social conservatism and libertarianism. Mandurians have a meritocratic view on society, it being that only the best persons become highly successful in life and lead the nation in politics. Hence, Mandurians tend to vote for persons who are intelligent, highly-educated and culturally developed, and honourable, and with an excellent service record in the Armed Forces, regardless of background. Religiously, the vast majority of Mandurians is quasi- or fully-religious, as religion is seen as both a source of strength in life and as a moral compass.

The Imperial Roman stereotype "Mandurians are only good at fishing and mercenary work" has some merit, in that Mandurians see the military and fishing as honourable and very important professions. Mandurians are also seen as talented in trade (particularly in the maritime industry), culture, athletics and academia; teachers are seen as the most important profession in the country, be it philologists (Ancient Latin or History teachers, for instance) or mathematicians. Mandurians are also seen as intelligent and calculative entrepreneurs and highly qualified and innovative scientists. Laywers and doctors are also some of the most highly praised and esteemed professions in the country.

8. Please give us some roleplaying links (Please provide at least two individual posts from NS):
News Post

Diplomatic RP

(* NOTE: Parts of the above portion of the application were borrowed with permission from Ossoria and Tyran.)




OOC Portion of the Application

1. Tell us more about yourself, the player behind the nation, to help in the selection process. (Without revealing too much personal information that would jeopardize your security.)
Been active with NS since 2014/15; only started RP in 2016 where I learned the basics in the Independent Order and since then I've grown to like RP; been looking for another region to continue improving my RP skillset and something new to this region and vice versa.

a. Are you new to NS or a vet player?
Vet player

b. Are you returning to NS with another account?
This is simply a different account from my main one

c. Do you already know someone in the region?
Not really

2. Have you ever applied to Teremara before, and if so, when and with which NS account?
Never

3. a. Do you have multiple accounts (puppets) and what are they?
Statum Ecclesiasticum

b. Which one is your primary account that you use most often?
Statum Ecclesiasticum

4. a. Is there any drama, OOC conflict or issues that occurred in a previous region that involved you? Please be specific. (If you would like to keep this answer private, please TG the founder and simply write 'Telegrammed' here.
Nope

b. If you were in another RP region, why did you decide to leave?
Never left

5. What is your main favorite writing focus when it comes to roleplay?
[ ] Economics and trade (GE&T)
[x] Diplomacy
[ ] NS Sports
[x] Character RPs
[ ] Exploration
[ ] Large scale War and conflict (II),
[x] Factbooks and iiwiki
[ ] Other (Please elaborate if other.)


6. a. What tech do you normally RP in? i.e. MT, PMT, FT, PT
(Please narrow down to within a century for PT and FT. Also, please be aware that it’s okay if you like to RP fantasy tech elsewhere, but we’re a mostly MT, realist region and when working within our canon and regional RPs, we expect realism in relation to this region.)
Mostly MT, realist region and when working within the canon and regional RPs, I expect realism in relation to this region

b. Are you willing to RP in other techs?
Sure

7. What are the goals you would like to accomplish in Teremara and what do you hope to get out of your experience here from us, the current members?
Simply to contribute to an active RP scenery and have a fun time.

8. Are there any other helpful things you would like to share about yourself, NS related or not?
Nope
Last edited by Capitalizmus on Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:58 am, edited 1 time in total.

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Teremara Caretaker
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Founded: Sep 24, 2016
Corrupt Dictatorship

Postby Teremara Caretaker » Wed Feb 06, 2019 3:22 am

Capitalizmus wrote:IC Portion of the Application

1. What is the official name of your nation?
The Principality of Manduria

2. What type of government currently runs your nation?
Unitary Semi-direct democracy under a parliamentary constitutional monarchy

3. Your Head of Government:
Prime Minister

4. Your Head of State:
Prince/Princess

5. What is your national population? (We will not accept a population larger than 150 million without discussion)
24,918,044

6. What type of economy operates your nation?
Manduria is a highly developed and industrialised free-market economy, with a high standard of living and innovation, as well as excellent infrastructure and a highly talented workforce, highly dependent on international trade and finance. The economy can be described partly as postindustrial but remains an export-based economy with one of the largest maritime sectors in Teremara. It enjoys an open and corruption-free environment, stable prices, and a per capita GDP higher than that of most developed countries. Unemployment is very low.

The Mandurian public sector is relatively medium-to-large in size, making up 26.3% of GDP, wile taxation is at 27% of GDP. Although it cannot be characterised as a social democracy by normal standards, it is not a neoliberal country either. The maxim "moderation is excellence" can correctly characterise Mandurian public policy. Though the Government invests heavily in infrastructure, education, healthcare and, of course, defence and law enforcement, the welfare system is strictly limited in scope and no subsidies are issued. Furthermore, regulations for SMEs and corporations are minimal and the public sector does not tamper with the free market, a policy which has been applied since 1954 (when price ceilings on several goods were withdrawn) and has functioned well since.

Compared to many neoliberal developed nations Manduria imposes a heavier tax regime; for instance, a 25-35% progressive tax rates with 3 brackets and a tax threshold of €20,400 ($17,000) p.a., with several tax cuts if households have 2-4 children.

7. Give us a brief description of your nation (culture, society, spirituality, politics, climate, geography, etc.)
Compared to most Teremaran nations, Manduria has been described by academics as an intermediate country when it comes to the way society is organised, balancing social conservatism and libertarianism, without compromising Mandurian traditions. Although modernity has resulted in a Cosmopolitan, liberal nature of Manduria City, most rural areas are more conservative in nature. Furthermore, since the 1950s the liberalisation of society led to a greater prevalence of women in the workforce in Mandurin. Additionally, Mandurin has a liberal stance on policies such as prostitution and homosexuality.

Manduria is a multicultural society and thus remains open and friendly to immigrants, the crucial prerequisites being their legal entry and that their life not interrupt Mandurian communal practice. Other than that, they are free to pursue life however they see fit, provided their actions correspond to the laws of Manduria. For those who wish to become citizens or nationals (in some circumstances), a more assimilationist stance is adhered to, as these persons are expected to learn Latin, the culture of Manduria and it's political system, and be willing and able to attend military training as soon as they are naturalised. Permanent residents are expected to uphold a basic command of the Latin language.

Mandurian life is described highly individualistic, where every person and family is exclusively responsible for their wellbeing and that the state should not meddle with the individual's affairs. Every person has a chance at life and it's only them who will be able to achieve these objectives, and not the government for them. While this means Mandurians value liberty far more than anything else, this attitude is combined, however, with a strong interest in politics (in particular, direct democracy), an eagerness to serve in the Armed Forces whenever needed and a charitability for other, less fortunate members of society. As such, Mandurians tend to accept a higher tax rate in order to sustain a controllable welfare state, and donate money to legitimate charities.

Mandurians tend to stand out when visiting Mandurin countries. On a positive side, they are seen as friendly, charitable, intelligent, tolerant to others, hard-working, creative and innovative, persistent, introspective, prudent, polite, honest, and, above all, honourable, which means they tend to honour friendships and become attached to them. This also means that they are vindictive and revengeful whenever they are betrayed, and do not hesitate to intervene, verbally or physically, to help persons in need (especially when they are being unjustifiably harmed physically). They are also seen as fiercely patriotic and militaristic, with a love and fierce respect for the Manduria Armed Forces and the personnel who serve in it, but at the same time extremely hostile towards government intrusions on their own civil liberties and demand that law enforcement respect the citizenry's rights. Mandurian women are also revered region-wide for being intelligent, beautiful, athletic and eager to start families, but are also highly demanding (even though they do not see men negatively). Compared to other peoples, Mandurians tend to do their assignments as early as possible, and are punctual, but do have the habit of completing said assignments in the last minute. On the negative side of the spectrum, particularly among others, they are seen as narcissistic, prideful, arrogant, uptight, stubborn, self-centered, and overly sarcastic.

Mandurians are also known for their so-called "seven cultural addictions": Sports, Guns, Vehicles, Watercraft, Tobacco, Teaffee and Alcohol. Mandurians tend to love sports games, and the various championships all have extremely high popularity levels, as do local sports events. Mandurians also have a distinctive gun culture, which revolves around national service, civil rights, self-defence and rationality. Mandurians avoid using guns unless absolutely necessary, and prefer a more subtle approach to resolving situations until lethal force becomes a necessary recourse. Mandurians also adore vehicles, principally cars, motorcycles or fast watercraft, and despite Manduria's advanced public transit system said vehicles are highly desirable. When out with friends, Mandurians are some of Mandurin's largest consumers of Teaffee (namely Tea during the afternoon and evening, Coffee during the morning and forenoon), tobacco products and alcohol (even though binge drinking is frowned upon and usually getting intoxicated is done within reasonable limits, so as to avoid losing control and end up in jail - drink driving is also uncommon).

Politically, their views are generally placed between social conservatism and libertarianism. Mandurians have a meritocratic view on society, it being that only the best persons become highly successful in life and lead the nation in politics. Hence, Mandurians tend to vote for persons who are intelligent, highly-educated and culturally developed, and honourable, and with an excellent service record in the Armed Forces, regardless of background. Religiously, the vast majority of Mandurians is quasi- or fully-religious, as religion is seen as both a source of strength in life and as a moral compass.

The Imperial Roman stereotype "Mandurians are only good at fishing and mercenary work" has some merit, in that Mandurians see the military and fishing as honourable and very important professions. Mandurians are also seen as talented in trade (particularly in the maritime industry), culture, athletics and academia; teachers are seen as the most important profession in the country, be it philologists (Ancient Latin or History teachers, for instance) or mathematicians. Mandurians are also seen as intelligent and calculative entrepreneurs and highly qualified and innovative scientists. Laywers and doctors are also some of the most highly praised and esteemed professions in the country.

8. Please give us some roleplaying links (Please provide at least two individual posts from NS):
News Post

Diplomatic RP

(* NOTE: Parts of the above portion of the application were borrowed with permission from Ossoria and Tyran.)




OOC Portion of the Application

1. Tell us more about yourself, the player behind the nation, to help in the selection process. (Without revealing too much personal information that would jeopardize your security.)
Been active with NS since 2014/15; only started RP in 2016 where I learned the basics in the Independent Order and since then I've grown to like RP; been looking for another region to continue improving my RP skillset and something new to this region and vice versa.

a. Are you new to NS or a vet player?
Vet player

b. Are you returning to NS with another account?
This is simply a different account from my main one

c. Do you already know someone in the region?
Not really

2. Have you ever applied to Teremara before, and if so, when and with which NS account?
Never

3. a. Do you have multiple accounts (puppets) and what are they?
Statum Ecclesiasticum

b. Which one is your primary account that you use most often?
Statum Ecclesiasticum

4. a. Is there any drama, OOC conflict or issues that occurred in a previous region that involved you? Please be specific. (If you would like to keep this answer private, please TG the founder and simply write 'Telegrammed' here.
Nope

b. If you were in another RP region, why did you decide to leave?
Never left

5. What is your main favorite writing focus when it comes to roleplay?
[ ] Economics and trade (GE&T)
[x] Diplomacy
[ ] NS Sports
[x] Character RPs
[ ] Exploration
[ ] Large scale War and conflict (II),
[x] Factbooks and iiwiki
[ ] Other (Please elaborate if other.)


6. a. What tech do you normally RP in? i.e. MT, PMT, FT, PT
(Please narrow down to within a century for PT and FT. Also, please be aware that it’s okay if you like to RP fantasy tech elsewhere, but we’re a mostly MT, realist region and when working within our canon and regional RPs, we expect realism in relation to this region.)
Mostly MT, realist region and when working within the canon and regional RPs, I expect realism in relation to this region

b. Are you willing to RP in other techs?
Sure

7. What are the goals you would like to accomplish in Teremara and what do you hope to get out of your experience here from us, the current members?
Simply to contribute to an active RP scenery and have a fun time.

8. Are there any other helpful things you would like to share about yourself, NS related or not?
Nope


Let the record show (in case you edit your above app post) that you were accepted, considerable time was spent working your nation into our canon and map, two region members started diplomatic RPs with you; and yet you still quit less than a week in because we didn't RP enough for your liking. May other region founders/owners and recruitment committees make note: these are just the facts.
This account is representative for all the affairs of Teremara. TG me about membership.
Teremara Regional Application Thread

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Isola Maria
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Posts: 1
Founded: May 26, 2019
Ex-Nation

WITHDRAWN

Postby Isola Maria » Sun May 26, 2019 7:01 pm

EDIT: Application withdrawn.

IC Portion of the Application

1. What is the official name of your nation? The Delmontese Enclave of Isola Maria

2. What type of government currently runs your nation? The Doge in Delmonte appoints an administrator.

3. Your Head of Government: Benedetto Di Rivolinni

4. Your Head of State: Benedetto Di Rivolinni

5. What is your national population? (We will not accept a population larger than 150 million without discussion) 1 million

6. What type of economy operates your nation? Entrepot economy importing and exporting the goods that the Roman Free States require/produce. Which are "The usual stuff."~Teremara Caretaker 2019

7. Give us a brief description of your nation (culture, society, spirituality, politics, climate, geography, etc.) The Delmontese are enclave builders. It's what they do. They're a mercantile, windswept, seafaring people. They believe, broadly, in peace and commerce. They don't approach a nation and say "What can we take from you?", but "Let's do business together." They hail from a broadly Mediterranean climate, they are Roman Catholic, even the atheists. Indeed, oftentimes the Archdiocese of Delmonte itself is firmly in atheist hands. Their Roman Catholicism is mixed with just a little bit of prosperity gospel. Delmontese oligarchs and aristocrats elect a Doge who has more or less unchecked power and rules for life.

8. Please give us some roleplaying links (Please provide at least two individual posts from NS):

viewtopic.php?p=31733309#p31733309

viewtopic.php?p=27026168#p27026168

(* NOTE: Parts of the above portion of the application were borrowed with permission from Ossoria and Tyran.)




OOC Portion of the Application

1. Tell us more about yourself, the player behind the nation, to help in the selection process. (Without revealing too much personal information that would jeopardize your security.)

I like to write, obviously... I prefer cats. I like wine (not unlike the Delmontese). I work in Supply Chain and Logistics management, which is part of what fuels my love of mercantile trade. I have dreams, fears, aspirations, and doubts.

a. Are you new to NS or a vet player? Jeese. I guess a vet.

b. Are you returning to NS with another account? This is different from my main account.

c. Do you already know someone in the region? Not really.

2. Have you ever applied to Teremara before, and if so, when and with which NS account? No.

3. a. Do you have multiple accounts (puppets) and what are they? Delmonte is my main nation.

b. Which one is your primary account that you use most often? Delmonte

4. a. Is there any drama, OOC conflict or issues that occurred in a previous region that involved you? Please be specific. (If you would like to keep this answer private, please TG the founder and simply write 'Telegrammed' here. Not that I can recall.

b. If you were in another RP region, why did you decide to leave? N/A

5. What is your main favorite writing focus when it comes to roleplay?
[ ] Economics and trade (GE&T)
[X] Diplomacy
[ ] NS Sports
[ ] Character RPs
[ ] Exploration
[ ] Large scale War and conflict (II),
[ ] Factbooks and iiwiki
[ ] Other (Please elaborate if other.)


6. a. What tech do you normally RP in? i.e. MT, PMT, FT, PT
(Please narrow down to within a century for PT and FT. Also, please be aware that it’s okay if you like to RP fantasy tech elsewhere, but we’re a mostly MT, realist region and when working within our canon and regional RPs, we expect realism in relation to this region.) MT.

b. Are you willing to RP in other techs? I'm fine with Past Tech.

7. What are the goals you would like to accomplish in Teremara and what do you hope to get out of your experience here from us, the current members? I'd like to flesh out the canon of this specific enclave.

8. Are there any other helpful things you would like to share about yourself, NS related or not? This was pretty exhaustive, I think.
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EDIT:
We were unable to come to an agreement on key points and Isola Maria withdrew before a decision could be made.
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Apriconia
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Founded: Jul 18, 2019
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Postby Apriconia » Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:47 pm

IC Portion of the Application

1. What is the official name of your nation?
Apriconia

2. What type of government currently runs your nation?
Semi-constitutional monarchy.

3. Your Head of Government:
Chairperson Adonis LaCleric

4. Your Head of State:
King Cadmus of House Whitetail (Sixty-one years of age.)

Heir: Prince Chester of House Whitetail (Thirty-Four years of age.)

5. What is your national population?
Twenty-Eight Million.

6. What type of economy operates your nation?

Apriconia’s economy is dominated by the sale of Apricots and all Apriconian products associated with the stone fruit. The sale of Apricots and related goods makes up for most of the nation’s exports although a modest amount of rare ores is exported each year to supplement the national revenue.

7. Give us a brief description of your nation (culture, society, spirituality, politics, climate, geography, etc.)
Apirconia is a peculiar place. The Apricot’s dominance in the nations economic centers extends to all pillars of society and culture. In the south a minority identity group resides, the “Plum-Cots”, who practice a hybrid cultivation that deviates from the normative practices.

Such issues around hybridity have possibly prevented Apriconia from making the next step towards becoming a developed nation and expanding their frontier markets. The current monarch, King Cadmus, has encouraged modest reforms during his reign, sometimes conflicting with both conservative and liberal camps.

The Monarchy holds all executive power in Apirconia which is a limited constitutional monarchy. The King has the ability to effectively rule with absolute control with decrees and vetoes, as long as those decisions do not violate the constitutional rights of Apriconia Citizens, who are thought of being owed “The Rights of Root Law.” Such a challenge would be launched by a member of the National Assembly and if found sound by three-quarters of the 500 person assembly, the King will be overruled.

Currently the National Assembly is under solid control of the Progressive Party, led by Chairperson Adonis LaCleric. The Root Party makes up the opposition and effectively represents the conservative camp in Apirconia. Other smaller parties in the Assembly are the Purple Union and the Emergent Party.

The National Assembly is chosen by way of universal elections. Citizens cast a “nomination” for any citizen they deem fit for the assembly and the top 450 are sent to the King in which 400 will be given royal assent to sit on his Assembly.

The Church of the Stone is the spiritual body in Apriconia that presides over the production of Apricots and related products. The historical roots of Apricot cultivation go back to the monasteries in the early days of the church and nation. To this day the Church is still a top player in the Apricot market, but numerous private sellers have entered the field over the past fifty years.

The head of the Church, the Arch Renastur, is the theological authority of the institution but not necessarily the executive authority. The Arch Renastur is chosen by the Aquil through a spiritual search that lasts after the death of the Arch Renastur. The Anquil is then chosen by the Arch Renastur upon their death.

Executive and administration tasks fall to the sixteen members of the High Council. The High Council is self appointed, the original members said to be the first followers of The Planter. The High Council’s role is to interpret the theological instructions of the Arch Renastur and put forward specific advisories to the followers of the Church. The Arch Renastur cannot issue his own advisories, but is responsible with the final approval of such advisories.

Although the Church of Stone agrees on most issues with the Root Party, they are not officially affiliated. Instead the Church of Stone maintains a twenty-percent presence within the national assembly with members of the Church’s clergy who are appointed by the High Council.

Apriconia’s dependency on the wholesale of Apricots and related products has prevented its economy from diversifying into a modern economy. Some efforts are on way, like a hydro damn in the far north which would supply much of the country with self-sufficient energy. Likewise, it’s strange and abstract religion and intertwined absolute monarchy provides significant political challenges for a country torn by many social fissures.

8. Please give us some roleplaying links (Please provide at least two individual posts from NS):
viewtopic.php?f=5&t=460638&p=35403166#p35403166
viewtopic.php?f=5&t=404246&start=150





OOC Portion of the Application

1. Tell us more about yourself, the player behind the nation, to help in the selection process. (Without revealing too much personal information that would jeopardize your security.)
I like to play around with weird ideas and apply them to their extremes. I like politics, science fiction and cartoons.

a. Are you new to NS or a vet player?
I never did or accomplished much with NS. But I have been on the site since 2012.

b. Are you returning to NS with another account?
Not really. I’ll create a dedicated nation for Apriconia but Slarvainian will still be my main account.

c. Do you already know someone in the region?
Yes. Skartok/Gragastavia

2. Have you ever applied to Teremara before, and if so, when and with which NS account?
Nope.
3. a. Do you have multiple accounts (puppets) and what are they?
Yes. Basically just Slarvainian right now.

b. Which one is your primary account that you use most often?
Slarvainian. I don’t really log onto NS much though. Just to post.

4. a. Is there any drama, OOC conflict or issues that occurred in a previous region that involved you? Please be specific. (If you would like to keep this answer private, please TG the founder and simply write 'Telegrammed' here.
Messaged on discord.

b. If you were in another RP region, why did you decide to leave?
I’ll still be in The Natan Region. We just don’t do much. We did come up with a sport recently though so we’ll see where that goes.

5. What is your main favorite writing focus when it comes to roleplay?
[ ] Economics and trade (GE&T)
[ X ] NS Sports
[ X] Character RPs
[ ] Exploration
[ X] Large scale War and conflict (II),
[ ] Factbooks and iiwiki
[ ] Other (Please elaborate if other.)


6. a. What tech do you normally RP in? i.e. MT, PMT, FT, PT
(Please narrow down to within a century for PT and FT. Also, please be aware that it’s okay if you like to RP fantasy tech elsewhere, but we’re a mostly MT, realist region and when working within our canon and regional RPs, we expect realism in relation to this region.)
My tech range is usually from 1900-2030. I do like fantasy and future tech and have used it. But with Apriconia I’m fine sticking to realism.

b. Are you willing to RP in other techs?
Ya

7. What are the goals you would like to accomplish in Teremara and what do you hope to get out of your experience here from us, the current members?
Work on writing. Have fun with strange and stupid ideas.

8. Are there any other helpful things you would like to share about yourself, NS related or not?
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Accepted. Welcome aboard!
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Taranima
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Founded: Sep 04, 2019
Left-wing Utopia

Postby Taranima » Mon Sep 23, 2019 2:16 am

IC Portion of the Application

1. What is the official name of your nation? (Principatul Taranima) The Principality of Taranima

2. What type of government currently runs your nation? Elective Constitutional Monarchy

3. Your Head of Government: (Primul Ministru) Prime Minister Natalia Alexandru Văduva

4. Your Head of State: (Marele Prinț) Grand Prince Sergiu Silvia d'Elisa

5. What is your national population? (We will not accept a population larger than 150 million without discussion) 32 million

6. What type of economy operates your nation? Rhine Capitalism and Social Democracy

7. Give us a brief description of your nation (culture, society, spirituality, politics, climate, geography, etc.)

A somewhat isolated confederated Principality, Taranima is situated in the mountain vales and along the coast of northwest Madurin. The relative isolation of Taranima from the rest of Madurin allowed it to develop a unique culture. Taraniman family dynamics in particular and reliance on vast extended families in particular are a major cultural bedrock for Taranima society, something developed from the Taranic religion, Sacramo. The Principality is subdivided into several duchies each of which consist of several counties these nobles, in addition to forming the upper house of the legislature are responsible for electing new Princes upon the death of abdication of a Grand Prince. There is also an elected lower house that has, in recent years become increasingly powerful over the gentry in running of the Taraniman state.

8. Please give us some roleplaying links (Please provide at least two individual posts from NS):

Operation Branigan's Law
Ace Combat: Nationstates

(* NOTE: Parts of the above portion of the application were borrowed with permission from Ossoria and Tyran.)




OOC Portion of the Application

1. Tell us more about yourself, the player behind the nation, to help in the selection process. (Without revealing too much personal information that would jeopardize your security.)

a. Are you new to NS or a vet player? I've been active for over nine years at this point.

b. Are you returning to NS with another account? I am Post War American

c. Do you already know someone in the region? Yes

2. Have you ever applied to Teremara before, and if so, when and with which NS account? Nope

3. a. Do you have multiple accounts (puppets) and what are they? This is a puppet of Post War America

b. Which one is your primary account that you use most often? Post War America

4. a. Is there any drama, OOC conflict or issues that occurred in a previous region that involved you? Please be specific. (If you would like to keep this answer private, please TG the founder and simply write 'Telegrammed' here. Not to my knowledge.

b. If you were in another RP region, why did you decide to leave? I am currently in another RP region. This is a puppet.

5. What is your main favorite writing focus when it comes to roleplay?
[ ] Economics and trade (GE&T)
[ ] Diplomacy
[ ] NS Sports
[X] Character RPs
[ ] Exploration
[ ] Large scale War and conflict (II),
[X] Factbooks and iiwiki
[ ] Other (Please elaborate if other.)


6. a. What tech do you normally RP in? i.e. MT, PMT, FT, PT
I like biopunk and solarpunk PMT and FT, and am willing to flirt with FanT elements. I am also comfortable with MT and 19th and 20th century PT.

b. Are you willing to RP in other techs? I am willing to and have RPed most every tech besides pre-19th century PT, and FFT.

7. What are the goals you would like to accomplish in Teremara and what do you hope to get out of your experience here from us, the current members? I was recruited and am answering the call.

8. Are there any other helpful things you would like to share about yourself, NS related or not? You should know who I am already.

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Postby Teremara Caretaker » Sun Sep 29, 2019 9:54 am

Accepted. Thanks for applying.
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