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Atomic America 2022 ( OOC, Open )

Postby Atomic America 2022 » Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:41 pm

Atomic America 2022

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" A nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought. The only value in our two nations possessing nuclear weapons is to make sure they will never be used. " - Ronald Reagan






Welcome to America, April 1st, 2022

On August 29th, 1949, The United States of America lost it's monopoly on Atomic weapons, when the Soviet Union announced to the world that it had successfully detonated it's first atomic bomb in central Siberia. This announcement would begin an arms race never before seen in the history of nation-states: the race to amass weapons with world destroying capabilities. Within a decade, hundreds of these weapons would be constructed and deployed strategically throughout the world by each respective power - each targeted for population centers with thousands, sometimes millions of people present. Though the threat of total atomic annihilation hung over the citizens of the world every single day for years, the public did not break into hysteria, for under such a threat came the common understanding: Mutually Assured Destruction, MAD. In essence, an atomic war between the United States and the Soviet Union ( or any two atomic powers for that matter ), would inevitably result in the total destruction and collapse of not only their respective states, but the whole of human civilization. Thanks to the human instinct of self preservation, MAD would keep and protect the world from an atomic exchange for years. However, the one glaring weakness in MAD would make itself known on October 27th 1962, in the island nation of Cuba. You see, MAD, stops working as soon as one man thinks he can win. The moment American paratroopers started landing on Cuban soil, was the moment that Soviet missiles launched. Not long after, American bombers in Turkey would drop their deadly cargo. Within a matter of 36 hours, World War III would be fought and ended. Mankind lost - there were no victors. In the 6 months following the end of the war ( and civilization as had been known ), 85% of the human population had died. It is from this dark, destroyed, and empty world that those who remained would be forced to rebuild what they could from the wreckage and remnants of a society bent upon suicide. It has been 60 years since World War III ravaged the North American continent, and were once existed the proud United States of America, are the many orphaned states which have risen despite it's destructive hubris.




Brief


Welcome to Atomic America 2022, a nation rp set in an alternate future were civilization was destroyed following the Cuban missile crisis triggering World War III. Players shall be playing one of the numerous nations which have risen across the North American continent in the 60 years since the global cataclysm. You are given generally free reign in deciding the confines and barriers of your post-atomic civilization: it's history, it's culture, it's faiths, it's castes, and it's relations with neighbors. This is not exclusively a war rp, so much as it is a legitimate nation's rp, observing the status and relations between the societies and states which would have risen from such a catastrophe ( of course, feel free to war and pillage as much as you desire ). I am hoping for a long running and inspiring time with this role play, and anything which you care to contribute to it's success and narrative would be greatly appreciated. Now, please enjoy Atomic America 2022!


*Notes About Atomic America 2022*


The terrain: The face of the North American continent was certainly altered following World War III, with many natural and man made wonders being completely swept aside by both atomic weaponry and time. Most cities, for example, have been completely wiped out. Of course, major cities and state capitals were wiped out by atomic blasts; but in addition to this, even cities not struck by atomic weapons have also been wiped off the map, resulting from a collapse of infrastructure, toxic chemical leaks, uncontrolled fires, and the extreme weather which followed in the years after World War III. Most former cities are now completely uninhabitable, on account of the large amounts of toxic waste and other pollutants left behind in their ruins.

Numerous new rivers have sprung up all across the former North American continent, following the collapse of numerous dams. Numerous valley and riverside settlements which had been formed in the shadows of these dams are once again submerged underneath rivers.

Most roads across the United States were quickly reclaimed by nature in the decades following the end of World War III. The only pre-war roads which still exist are several highway systems and some ancient colonial brick work roads in the former eastern states. Some more prosperous modern states have, of course, managed to lay down modest road works of their own - but nothing in comparison to the magnificence of the former United States.

Technology: North America has come to occupy both extremes in terms of technology in the post-war years. In order to survive the atomic fallout and years of winter which proceeded the war, the bands of survivors were left with generally two options: look to the past, or look to the future. For those who looked to the past, they generally did so due to a lack of specialized skills and resources. Mimicking ancient survival techniques was something nearly any person was capable of. Across the isolated parts of North America, hunter gatherer like groups and tribes would form in order to forage and salvage what they could in order to survive the years of harsh climate and personal acclimation to their new and hostile world. Most survivors fell into this camp. For those with the capabilities, and sometimes, the lack of conscious, science became a way to survive the last 60 years. Massive military bunkers holding years worth of supplies, super computers which could maximize a group's efficiency and decision making, biological programs which would weed out the weak of society and force the strong to procreate, and a plethora of other scientific routes taken to successfully survive post-war North America.

Today, most North American's still live in primitive self sufficient style communities or tribes; most items which they operate are either the rusting remains of pre-war products, or hand crafted items of their own design. There also, of course, exist significant populations living in relative modernity and spartan luxury. These peoples are those who can identify with a greater state and organized civilization.

Technology has radically progressed in some fields, while becoming nearly extinct in others. Over the decades, it has simply become a matter of necessity and or resources which have determined weather or not a specific technology thrives or is forgotten.

Population: The current total population of the Entire mainland of the North American continent is between 70-80 million people. Though technically three generations have passed since entering into this post-war period, a combination of infertile mutations, famine, disease, lack of sanitation, and war has led to a very slow re-population of the North American continent.


Regulations and Guidelines

1. General NS rules
2. There is no set rule on the advancement of time. When skipping ahead in time, just keep other participants in mind.
3. When dealing with another participants nation ( weather in war, diplomacy, etc. ), do not simulate their actions for them. Wait for them to react or respond of their own accord.
4. When applying for your nation, keep in mind the resources and current climate of the North American continent. Having a barbarian empire of 20 million savages just isn't feasible - nor is a neo-sparta with legions of soldiers in power armor. You are allowed to get fantastical and delve into science fiction - but not to a ludicrous level.
5. If the land surrounding you is not inhabited or claimed by another play, you may assume it to simply be inhabited by disparate tribes and city states. You may interact with them however you wish ( though I or a CO-OP may intervene from time to time ).




Applications


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Name/s of this society:[/b]
[b]Location upon map ( preferable that you provide an edited version of the map on OP, but if need be a simple description will do ):[/b]
[b]Name of Leader/s:[/b]
[b]Capital settlement ( if one exists at all ):[/b]
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Number of inhabitants ( keep in mind that the total number of people on the continent right now is 80 million max ):[/b]
[b]What are the lifeblood industries of your society ( farming, manufacturing, pillaging, etc. ):[/b]
[b]Did you look to the past or the future to survive:[/b]
[b]Is this an organized state, or a decentralized one:[/b]

[b]Description of the Government ( in detail, not just through a series of adjectives ):[/b]
[b]Description of the Economy ( same as with government ):[/b]
[b]Describe the average civilian in their daily life:[/b]
[b]Describe how stable the institutions of this state are:[/b]
[b]Describe how loyal the average civilian is to these institutions:[/b]

[b]Faiths within this society ( same as with government, describe in detail ):[/b]
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Describe your military in detail ( technology, tactics, capabilities, training, experience, etc ):[/b]
[b]Number of personnel: [/b]
[b]Additional martial information:[/b]
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Description or biography of prominent characters in your nation ( optional ):[/b]

[b]Biography of nation:[/b]

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Psychotic Dictatorship

Postby Joohan » Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:47 pm

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Name/s of this society:
The Republic of Lincoln
Location upon map: https://imgur.com/al4h5dI
Name of Leader/s: President. Fredrick Roberts
Capital settlement ( if one exists at all ): Lincoln

Number of inhabitants: 4,000,000
What are the lifeblood industries of your society: Agriculture ( specifically the raising of corn and soybeans ), and the chemical industry ( specifically ethanol )
Did you look to the past or the future to survive: The future - though the Republic of Lincoln did not develop any advanced technologies in order to ensure it's survival, it did not delve back into barbarism and savagery, and maintained levels relatively similar to those of the pre-war period.
Is this an organized state, or a decentralized one: This is an organized state

Description of the Government: The Republic of Lincoln is an illiberal republic, with strong militarist tendencies. The main legislative body, the senate, is a collective of representatives from across the Republic who help to create laws and facilitate policy. There are numerous rigorous requirements of senators, which left most senators either being retired military veterans, farming barons, or chemical industrialists. Above them is the president, who exercises near dictatorial power. He is head of the army, the state department, and the economy. He is capable of passing laws with or without the approval of the senate. A lack of constitutional frame work has allowed for the government to be extremely fluid - there isn't even a supreme judiciary, that duty being officially handled by the senate and local courts. Backing up the entire system is the Army of the Republic - the founding institution of the state. All prior presidents have been former members of the Army - a fact which has kept these men quick to satisfy the corp which nurtured their martial up bringing. All political power is, inevitably, derived from the military - be that from citizenship ( a rare gift bestowed upon former veterans and outstanding citizens of the Republic ), economic privileges, or new homesteads, the military's approval is always a central consideration; if not sometimes the only consideration.

Description of the Economy: The Republic of Lincoln is an overwhelmingly agrarian state, with around 70% of the population dedicating their labor to the production of agricultural products; chiefly corn and soybeans. Other important sectors are the chemical industry, and coal mining. A series of chemical plants exist throughout the interior of the republic, mostly ethanol and gasification plants. These plants are used to fuel the machines and vehicles that operate farming operations. In the former state of Illinois, coal mining is extremely prevalent as an occupation. In addition to providing a source of fuel for the gasification process, coal production is also used to produce electricity across some communities. The state maintains a heavy hand in the economy, but still one only the more affluent of society would notice. The state directly owns all chemical factories and food storage facilities, and in the case of homestead territory, regulates what can be planted, and for how long.

Describe the average civilian in their daily life: The average Lincolnite is generally employed as some kind of farmer or field hand, owning a modest post-war 1 story home with several rooms. Households will generally accommodate up to three generations ( grandparents, parents, and children ). The average civilian will wake up around 5:00, and begin their workday around 6:00-6:30. The most common means of transit is horse back, though more affluent families have been known to utilize automobiles. Adults from 15 to the age of 70 will go to work from 6:00 to 17:00, while children 14 and younger will attend local schoolhouses from 7:00 to 15:00. Upon returning home, free time activities generally include sports ( baseball is a favored pastime, as is football and shooting ), board games, reading, and listening to the radio. Transistor radio's are a common luxury among most Lincolnites. The average household will own a single radio set, usually displayed in the living or common room of the household. The radio will report a plethora of things: music ( generally classical, folk, or patriotic tunes ), news reports from the state, weather, and market shares; on Sundays, church services will be broadcast for those who cannot attend in person. Dinner will usually consist of grits, soy nuts, steamed carrots or squash, bacon/sausage, milk, and sometimes cornbread as a desert. Though the average Lincolnite works 6 days a week, Sunday is considered a national day of rest, were in the majority of businesses are banned from forcing their employees to come into work.

Describe how stable the institutions of this state are: Society's institutions are only just able to cover their obvious cracks. Corruption is widely known threw out the system, the Senate in Lincoln is seen as a largely foreign power and not representative of the common Lincolnites, and there is very little love lost between the state's monopoly corporations and would be small time business men. The military however is seen as a generally trust worthy institution by most Lincolnites, with many having friends and family actively serving among it's ranks. It also provides the fastest and most convenient way for the average Lincolnite to move up on the social ladder.
Describe how loyal the average civilian is to these institutions: The military ( and it's several subsidiaries ) is the only institution which inspires any real loyalty. The other institutions of Lincolnite society are either outright despised for their corruption, or tolerated out of necessity. As a whole however, the average Lincolnite still prefers the safety and prosperity offered by the Republic over the freedom and potential danger offered by the lands outside it's limits of control.

Faiths within this society: The Republic of Lincoln is officially a secular state, with no state preference of religious denomination. In practice however, the state is generally preferential to protestant Christian denominations. The Sunday blue law and broadcasting of sermons of the national radio network are excellent examples of this. The vast majority of Lincolnites are Christians, generally identifying with the Methodist church and the Baptist church - there also exists a large though fractured Catholic church ( numerous internal denominations cropping up after the loss of contact with Rome ). New post-war religions are permitted, though viewed with hostility by civil society and local governments.
Cultures within this society: Lincolnite culture is mostly homogeneous, though some tribal traditions exist among assimilated people groups - mostly in the Northwest sector of the Republic, which is still being heavily colonized.

Describe your military in detail: The Army of the Republic is the single most important institution in the entire nation ( tied perhaps only by the agricultural sector ). 40,000 men, aged from 18 to 40 are actively serving within the ranks of the army. The Army of the Republic fields an arsenal similar to their pre-war American counterparts, though certainly unique in other regards. The standard issue battle rifle of the Army is the M-14C, a variant of the m-14 used by the American army 60 years ago. This new variant is largely comprised of different parts, and thus required new measurements and calibrations, which would lead to the M-14 generation C class battle rifle. The standard issue submachine gun of the army is the M4 Barton Gun. Essentially a mock up the Second World War's M3 grease gun, the M4 Barton possess a barrel three inches longer and fires the larger 45. colt round instead of the 45. acp. The standard issue light machine gun is the DB-1 ( affectionately called, dragons breath, by those who use it ). Using the experimental armalite gas operating system to fire 7.62m bullets as fast as 650 BPM

The average infantry man, or boot, will spend 13 grueling weeks of training at Fort. Abbot, in the former state of Illinois. Training is year round, with the summers be hot and muggy, and the winters being cold and wet - conditions just right enough not to kill trainees from overexposure, but cruel enough to weed out the more weak hearted among them. Assuming they pass the extensive and strenuous training of Basic, they will they be deployed to their respective unit ( personnel other than combat professions will be sent to other military outposts to undergo further specialized training before being sent to their unit ). Army recruitment is completely voluntary, though highly encouraged by the state. Each contract lasts a minimum of two years, with the potential for extensions during wartime. The Army of the Republic is a very infantry/boots on the ground oriented task force, preferring the direct action and efficiency of small unit tactics. The highly trained and well equipped Infantryman ( boot ) fielded by the Army are easily the most skilled soldiers in the entire midwest. In addition to the infantry though, there are of course supporting light and heavy artillery units which support from the rear; mechanized ground vehicles used to ferry troops into and out of combat situations; and a limited number of low flying aircraft, used for reconnaissance, transportation, and even air support at times.

The most peculiar piece of technology used by the Army of the Republic is CrobolGas, or Cro-Gas. Crobol gas is a noxious by product of turning soybeans into ethanol. The Army uses Crobol gas as a chemical weapon, which it generally deploys on the battlefield either through artillery bombardment or through air dropped canisters.

For the past 40 some years, the Army of the Republic has been actively engaged in occupying settlements across the mid-west, as well as battling savage tribes which refuse integration. Recently, over the last three years, the Army of the Republic has been engaged in a particularly brutal struggle against a large band of savage ferals in Southern Minnesota - an area highly sought after by the senate in Lincoln for it's control of the Mississippi river - in addition to huge swaths of potential farmland.

Number of personnel: 40,000 actively serving members
Additional martial information: The Army of the Republic is, by far, the largest social mover in the Republic. A major motivator for enlisting for service in the army is the promise of a homestead in newly colonized territory. Free land back in Illinois and the rest of the interior is extremely hard to come by, leaving most Lincolnites to work as farmhands. In addition to the possibility of new homesteads, military service offers with it a guarantee of citizenship - a legitimate voice in the restricted political system of the Republic. As stated previously, though chemical weaponry is used quite frequently in military operations, public opinion is still mixed. Older generations which still remember the Geneva convention are typically more opposed than the younger generations.

Description or biography of prominent characters in your nation ( optional ):

Biography of nation: The beginning of the Republic started with the 17th Illinois National Guard Division, 60 years ago. Based out of Ft. Sheridan, two of the three brigades in the division stationed there were conducting field exercises at the outbreak of World War III. The brigades out in the field were commanded by Col. William Abbot, who was able to save the 7,000 men under his command after having received the emergency message of atomic strike incoming, and had issued the sudden order to take cover. Being more than 20 miles outside the limits of Springfield and Ft. Sheridan, the brigades were hardly in any danger - but a thunderous boom could be heard even from their distance, as well as seeing a sudden bright light by some. Col. Abbot would quickly regroup his men and begin the trek back towards Ft. Sheridan and Springfield, trying desperately to get into contact with one of his superior officers and asses the damage done. The trek back to Ft. Sheridan was a grueling one, were in roadways were filled with burning cars, civilians in shock, and charred ruins. Ft. Sheridan looked to be the very culmination of these things. Inside the glassed remains of the fort, there wasn't a single person left alive. Downtown Springfield, the epicenter of the blast, had been almost completely wiped clean from the landscape. Col. Abbot and what remained of the 17th national guard division were isolated and alone, without orders, resupply, backup, or even a country to serve under.

Initially, desertion became a huge problem, with more than two companies worth of soldiers outright abandoning the unit - attempting to return home to their loved ones. As nuclear winter began to finally take hold however, most of the deserters would return back to their units - realizing that a journey alone back to their homes and loved ones would be almost certain suicide. Abbot and his cadre were faced with the difficult task of finding a new purpose for their troops. The United States, as they knew it, was gone, and so was the Army. However, these men were still under oath to protect and serve the people of the United States - regardless of a government or not. With the onset of nuclear winter, it was decided that the unit should move north, just south of the Bloomington - which would put the unit almost exactly in the center of the state. Once there, they would begin securing the thousands of grain silos and storage bins. It was well known that in the aftermath of an atomic war an Atomic Winter, would ensue; blotting out the sun for months, dropping the global temperature, killing off vegetation and wildlife across the world. In order to ensure that starvation did not completely wipe out what was left of Illinois's survivors, Col. Abbot would use remaining soldiers to secure the millions of tons of grain across the center of the state from otherwise would be raiders and desperate thieves.

Col. Abbot would place his base of operations in the small town of Lincoln, Illinois - located between Springfield and Bloomington. From Lincoln, he would direct his forces to seize all storage bins and silos they possibly could, using what ever means necessary. The order of acquisition was not an easy task. Though at the sight of uniformed soldiers, many farmers were more than cooperative to hand control of their silos over to the National Guard, many more were violently opposed - sometimes shooting soldiers upon stepping onto their property. Already, just as the ashes were beginning to fall, the temperatures began dropping and survivors were growing desperate. The task of simply seizing the bins and silos had been a difficult one, but nothing compared to the act of defending them. Col. Abbot had established martial law in his part of central Illinois, were in the distribution of grain and food stuffs was strictly controlled by the National Guard. Locals would make weekly trips to local silos were they would be handed out their weekly ration. These silos would become battle grounds for those survivors who refused to cooperate with Col. Abbot's forces. For the next 3 years, silos would be attacked and defended with a life or death ferocity by the National Guard and raiders. Trucks full of explosives would be driven into campsites, thugs would sneak past guard posts in the night to slit throats, entire bin complex's would be surrounded and seiged by gangs of raiders for days on end. The fight over who controlled the silos was a brutal life and death struggle - of which on both sides many thousands would die over. After 3 years though, finally, the skies cleared, and the winter was over. Col. Abbot's forces had maintained control over the bins, and their rationing had managed to save hundreds of thousands from starvation. The skies cleared and the winter over, it was now finally time to start rebuilding.

After three years of no contact with any superior officer or government official, Col. Abbot and his cadre had determined that the United States of America had been, for all intents and purposes, destroyed during the war. The martial law instituted by the National Guard from Lincoln three years ago being the only known government left in the United States, Col. Abbot and cadre decided to officiate the rebuilding process of Illinois. From what few reserves were left in the silos after three years, farmers who had willingly acquiesced to Abbot's demand for their bins, were given seeds to plant new crops - to produce food again for the first time in the last three years! The starting process was exceptionally difficult: finding hands to help the planting and harvesting, acquiring still operational machines, planning out just how much seed they could fork over for the planting and still be able to eat until the harvest. A particular problem was finding fuel for the vehicles! Nearly all gasoline had disintegrated in the years following World War III, and it so happened that most farm vehicles needed gas to run. While most farmers had to resort to more labor intensive and hands on methods of farming, some farmers had the luxury of receiving gas rations from the National Guard. The Guard had managed to secure the M. Douglas coal processing plant two weeks prior to the official planting season. With help from several former employees, and a chemical engineer from the University of Chicago, they were able to convert the plant into a gasification factory. The tons of coal which had been left lying around inside the factory would be compressed into gasoline!

The first year's harvest was not bountiful. To be frank, it was down right gritty. For some farmers, they had never put in so much toil and labor for so little a crop. It was enough to feed everyone, and to replenish next year's crop, and nothing else. The next year, with a few more hands on, and a few more tractors and combines going, the crop was a little bit bigger and more filling for everyone. So the yearly cycle continued. Each year, with a few more people, and the gasification plant being able to pump out a little extra fuel for farmers meant that the crop continued to grow on steadily for years and years. Col. Abbot's martial law eventually gave way to simply martial rule. The National Guard soldiers were now familiar and likened with their new neighbors, much of the hostility left from the Silo Wars began to fade away. Lincoln was becoming less of a base of operations for the unit, and more of a local center of affairs. If there was a problem which needed resolving, or plans which needed to be made, you went Lincoln. With food came security, and eventually prosperity ( as far as one could call prosperity in postwar America ). Thousands of survivors would begin moving into central Illinois, looking for food, shelter, and security. As the amount of people under Col. Abbot's care began to dramatically increase, so did their need for land and resources. Abbot would order his men to secure such necessities from the areas outside there previous theater of operation. What is more, the structure of rationing and distribution, with the new influx of thousands of refugees, had suddenly become much more complex and demanding - necessitating the creation of a bureaucracy. 10 years after World War III, and Col. Abbot and his forces found themselves the sole governing body of over 175,000 people, and seemingly the only beacon of order left on the continent. It was time, as Abbot and his cadre had decided, to officially declare a new governing body for their oasis of survivors - a state to organize and move them forward into this uncertain future. In 1972, the Republic of Lincoln was created, and Col. Abbot was declared it's first president.

The Republic's history over the next 50 years would be marked by it's insatiable expansion into new lands, it's desire to further expand it's agriculture and secure their future as an agrarian state - the bread basket of the post-atomic world. The military would, throughout this time, always be at the forefront of administration - refusing to ever surrender it's authority over distribution and storage. It would be the military who would lead the expeditions in the acquisition of new land. First content to settle the whole of central Illinois, eventually the Republic set it's sights upon the western bank of the Mississippi, then the Mississippi itself. To this day, the Army of the Republic and numerous homesteaders find themselves locked in a brutal frontier war with savage tribes in the North ( formerly the South of Minnesota ), trying to secure the starting point of the Mississippi river.

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Corrupt Dictatorship

Postby Beutarch » Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:30 pm

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Post-Atomic Civilization Application

Name/s of this society:
Independent Ninety-Five (Formal), I-95 (Abbreviated), The 95ers (Informal), The Interstate (Alternate)
Location upon map: I'll whip up an edit later, but the 95ers lay claim to the entirety of the old-world Interstate 95. Much of the roadway has been rendered unusable, but what remains and what has been repaired or replaced is under the watch of the 95ers. Though in theory the 95ers claim the entire roadway, in practice they occupy around 60% of the Interstate. This territory can easily overlap other nations, so long as a peaceful relationship is maintained.
Name of Leader/s: Amelia Walters
Capital settlement: Greensign, Virginia - Founded September 12, 1999 in the ruins of Petersburg, Virginia

Number of inhabitants:
550,000
What are the lifeblood industries of your society: Transportation/Logistics, Water Filtration
Did you look to the past or the future to survive: The (near) future.
Is this an organized state, or a decentralized one: Organized.

Description of the Government: The government of I-95 is very similar to that of a pre-war corporation. At the top of the hierarchy sits the Executive, currently A. Walter, who is chosen by an oligarchical board of directors. The Executive is able to administer the government as s/he pleases, though kept in check by the board. The board is composed of various individuals who hold a significant amount of sway over the government as a whole. It is possible to exist in other roles in the government and hold a seat on the board. However, the number of seats on this board remains a firm 10. Members serve for periods of half-centuries, at which point they retire and their successor is voted in by the remaining members. The executive serves for life, although they can be ousted by the board if it is deemed necessary by a majority vote. Other than exercising power over the Executive, the board has no other direct power over any portion of the government save for a reserve military brigade.

The representation of the rest of the populace comes in the form of the Ethics Committee. The EC is comprised of individuals who are able to have 10,000 different citizens pledge their support to the candidate to the board in Greensign. If the 10,000 pledges are not made in full, the candidate will not have a seat on the EC. As of yet, there have been 34 members of the EC, only 5 of which are currently sitting. Should the members of the EC find that an action made by the Executive or the board is not ethical, after a unanimous vote and the pledges of 1,000 citizens, they are able to render the action null and void. Beyond keeping the board in check, the EC acts as a legislative body and scapegoat for the rest of the government. The EC operates several small militia units, generally used as gendarmes.

Description of the Economy: The economy is largely dependent on the government contracting portions of the Interstate to various construction and maintenance firms, and licenses given to mercantile groups to operate upon the Interstate. Many of the civil engineering firms trace their lineage back to the I-95's government, although they have since been privatized. The manufacturing of any heavy machinery or high tech items are highly regulated by the government or conducted in government-owned facilities. Water filtration, in past years just a pork project for a few populated river districts, has started to come together and is generating a noticeable amount of capital for those districts and a major population-driver in recent times.

Describe the average civilian in their daily life: Your average 95er is likely contracted to a firm operating along the Interstate. As such, they will be moving up and down the coastline at will. Housing will come in the form of a sizable tent, or a rented room depending on how developed the surrounding area is. Common laborers will use a variety of means to get to their workplace, public transport (where it is available) is commonly used, otherwise walking is a strong option. Personal vehicles are utilized by the few whose job demands it, though they are more commonly used than in most other areas of the continent. Things like medical attention and schooling are only offered in urban settings and are used sporadically, unless your employer has provided it. Families with children are expected to settle down in a township until their children come of age, around 14 or 15, at which point the family will seek a renewal to their contracts. Larger corporations are often expected to employ entire families, due to the highly mobile nature of labor. Leisure activities vary greatly, although one national pastime is communal gardening. One family will plant a garden on a small plot of land on the side of the Interstate, usually an edible plant, and will take care of it for the duration of their stay. Once that family moves on, the family that replaces them is expected to care for the garden just the same.

Describe how stable the institutions of this state are: This assorted departments and sub-divisions of the government are all reasonably stable. Corruption and the threat of civilian insurrection are almost nonexistent, as the majority of the population is kept in constant movement. The weakest link in the government would be the military, which is seen as a bloated mercenary faction than a central military force. Additionally, the whole country is held at the mercy of trans-continental trade, the absence or downturn of which could reek economic havoc on the nation.

Describe how loyal the average civilian is to these institutions: Limited education and employment all but guaranteed from birth has led to a very agreeable and loyal populace. The military is trusted to a lesser degree, but is still kept in high regard.

Faiths within this society: Old world faiths persist on the post-nuclear Interstate, Christianity obviously retaining the most members with Judaism a few steps behind. While traditional churches and other places of worship still exist in settlements, travelling holy-men reach the greatest numbers of people. It is uncommon, though not unheard of, for such individuals to be hired or requested to be a camp follower of a large firm to improve morale.

Solely present in I-95, is a belief held by a vast majority of 95ers that the Interstate has some greater purpose than simply being a road. Depending on who you ask, they may say it is a path to Heaven at one end and Hell at the other, or perhaps they might say it is a metaphor for the human condition. Whatever the case, there is a strong cultural association with the road and an even stronger national spirit to restore the road to its former glory.

Cultures within this society: Culturally, I-95 is quite similar wherever you go. The most striking differences are between those who live and cities and those who live outside of them. City dwellers are generally wealthier and more politically active than their counterparts. The more nomadic laborers tend to be more set in their ways and protective of the road that they work on and for. Living in a city is often a desirable thing, especially for young people, though there is a considerable amount of social stigma and an educational divide separating the two groups.

Describe your military in detail:
Numbering barely 5,000 men, the military of I-95 is rather small in the face of post-war America's other nations. Despite its size, is has managed to efficiently patrol and guard the Interstate from those who would wish to seize it. Being that 95 is largely landlocked, there is no organized navy to speak of. However, there are 20 different water craft operated by local militias to patrol river routes. The boats are all jury-rigged civilian craft with room for a half-dozen "marines" and a mount for a machine gun. Air combat, and air travel as a whole, is considered almost sacrilegious. There are two clearings outside Greensign meant to act as an airport, but nowhere else as to encourage use of the Interstate. The infantry portion of the military is split into a handful of different categories.

Highwaymen -
These men are I-95's dragoons, charged with patrolling the road from one end to the other. Highwaymen are generally recruited from local militia groups or retired company security and given a shortened basic training routine and a course on both horseback riding and driving. Once their training is complete, they are issued their basic equipment, their firearm and either a horse or a motorcycle. The dragoons are lightly armored, occasionally wearing leather padding over their uniform should they choose to. Rifles issued to Highwaymen are generally surplus rifles, often bolt or lever action. These troops are not meant to spearhead an attack, but rather fill a military police or scouting role. Sidearms are not always issued, though officers and those stationed in more inhabited areas can expect a pistol chambered in .45 ACP. Besides weapons, machetes are standard issue and Highwaymen are encouraged to use them if there is an opportunity to save ammunition or if a section of Interstate becomes overgrown.

The motorcycles used by Highwaymen are modified to use batteries instead of gasoline, meaning they travel slower than their gas-fueled counterparts but are much more sustainable to use. The power cells are distributed from power plants, usually hydroelectric stations or traditional coal plants, and sent back to where they came from once drained. Several hundred are kept stockpiled at all times. Horses are more self explanatory and are often used in areas where the Interstate has not been cleared or paved.

Man-at-Arms -
Your average soldier in the army. Recruited from aspiring young men and women who wish to maim and kill those who would pummel the Interstate. After a few months of basic training, soldiers are assigned to a fort in a settlement or a far flung outpost where they will stay for the duration of their enlistment. Exercises are frequently conducted both along the road and in the wilderness. Men-at-arms use all manner of weaponry, from sub machine guns recovered from the ruins of DC to makeshift shotguns. Though their weapons vary wildly, they are given first choice of whatever the government can procure.

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Mother Knows Best State

Postby Grand Indochina » Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:30 pm

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Name of this society : Delaware Sanctuary / Delaware.

Location upon map : https://i.imgur.com/OfruXwU.gif

Name of Leaders :
Coordinator Amy Li.
Ecclesiarch Engel Ferres.

Capital settlement ( if one exists at all ) : Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Number of inhabitants : 1,200,000 peoples.

What are the lifeblood industries of your society : Agricultural businesses, seafood productions, pharmaceutical productions, entertainment businesses.

Did you look to the past or the future to survive : The future.

Is this an organized state, or a decentralized one : The nation adopted a style of governance similar to the federal system of the old United States.

Description of the Government :

Overview : 31 districts of Delaware is under the reign of an militaristic theocracy. Despite the state may appeared authoritarian and religious, it has an agenda of protect and promote the rights for peoples to live their lifes how ever they please ( to some extents ).

Administrative : Delawre is divided into 31 districts, each districts contained from three to ten counties and various villages, towns. The capital of a district is called municipality, and usually it is chosen to present the district because it are densly populated, highly developed or got significant historical values.

Executive : The leader of Delaware is called Coordinator of Delaware and currently, Amy Li is holding that seat, with enormous powers granted by being the head of the system, she can now forge the nation however she want. But no man can rules alone, beside her is a board of officers, each one administer an aspect of this society, from economy to military.

Legislative : Legislative matters of Delaware are handle by the Council, ruled by a group of 31 governors from different districts across the state. The Council is the most powerful part in the government, they can even easily overpower the authority of the Coordinator and rewrite the constitution, but luckily the governors are divided among themselves.

Ecclesiarchy : Although it isn’t an legitimately branch of the government, the Ecclesiarchy still plays a big role in the affairs of Delaware. Worshipped by more than half of Delaware population, The Ecclesiarchy has very large inmpacts on Delaware society, thus make it effective as the tool for the manipulation of the masses by the government.

Description of the Economy : The soils of Delaware’s surface are radioactive, to resolved the problem, the peoples of Delaware adopted the practice of hydroponic farming. Thousand of hectares in the massive metro subway along the Northeast of America were converted to hydroponic farms, which produces vegetables, grains and herbs.

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Postby Atomic America 2022 » Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:26 am

this is all looking good so far!

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Postby Xah » Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:12 am

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Name/s of this society: The Free People
Location upon map: Plains areas to the west of the Missouri and east of the Rockies, extending from mid-Saskatchewan, down to Wyoming and Nebraska. However, not all areas within said territory are under their control, and their nomadic nature has them spread out substantially. The borders are also extremely fluid; whilst there are areas each tribe will consider 'theirs' without question, the edges are far more vaguely defined, and hunters and raiders will range far from their home territories.
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Name of Leader/s: Herald Skah
Capital settlement: Circle, Montana (nominal)

Number of inhabitants: ~500,000
What are the lifeblood industries of your society: Pastoral farming (horses, cows, sheep), raiding
Did you look to the past or the future to survive: The past
Is this an organized state, or a decentralized one: Decentralised

Description of the Government: Individual, semi-independent Families group together into nine Tribes which generally cover a specific geographical area. The Tribes meet every few months in the town of Circle, Montana, where all the tribal leaders decide the general direction of the Free People - where to raid, where to avoid, how to deal with outside societies, etc. This meeting is chaired by a Herald, elected for life from the tribal leaders, who represents the Free People to the outside world. Conflict between Tribes is constant, but low-level, limited to raids, kidnappings and border/grazing land disputes. Large disputes are resolved in the regular meets, typically by ritualised combat.

Description of the Economy: Most family groups are nomadic subsistence farmers, surviving on their horse, cattle and sheep herds, along with a minimal amount of farmed produce. Trade between families is common, as is trade between Tribes on their borders. Most Families have specialists such as smiths, tanners and breeders, who loosely share their knowledge in guild-like groups. What the Free People cannot make or find themselves, they steal, either from the ruins of the Past or from surrounding groups. Every family is expected to contribute warriors and resources to the Tribe as a whole, which in turn helps support the nominal government in Circle. The technology level is mixed, but mostly pre-industrial. Transport is almost entirely by animal, although some gasoline-powered vehicles are around, particularly for transporting heavy goods between Tribes. Weapons and tools are typically simple and easy to make and maintain, such as bows and crossbows, but firearms are not uncommon, and almost ubiquitous in higher levels of Tribal war-bands. Radio is relatively common, powered by wagon-back wind turbines, with family groups having at least one two-way radio for communication.

Describe the average civilian in their daily life: The majority of the Free People will live and work with their family herds, following them as they graze. Tents and caravan-like wagons are their homes, and they eat horse, cow and sheep meat, supplemented by foraged fruit and vegetables, hunted animals such as rabbit and birds, with traded produce from other families and tribes. If the family is well-off, electric lights and recreational radio may be available. As every family is expected to contribute to the Tribe, a given number of family members will be working as tribal warriors, doing the bidding of the tribal leader, usually raiding, accompanying on diplomatic missions or serving in the Free People capital of Circle. Literacy isn't high, but is considered a useful skill and most parents will hope their children have the time to learn, but not all do. Artisans, such as smiths, tanners and so on, recruit a willing volunteer at a young age, teaching them the craft, although they are also expected to tend the herds, hunt and fight, just like everyone else. Crafters gather and meet on a regular basis to share knowledge and keep up to date; whilst acting like guilds, the knowledge they hold is not considered sacred, and is written down and shared around. Families are led by a married couple, but are not all necessarily related; family is more about sharing and cooperation than strict ties by blood, although most family groups are inter-related by marriage and blood. Social taboos are not common; homosexuality is discouraged, mainly due to a perceived need for procreation, but is seen as more of a waste of good breeding stock, than a moral perversion. Keeping one's word is considered vital, as is the concept of Guest Rights; receiving a visitor from outside the family or tribe implies a certain level of care for said visitors, and its considered extremely bad to abuse or hurt guests. Clothing is almost entirely animal-sourced; leather, wool and the like, although there is a lot of imported and scavenged textiles.
Describe how stable the institutions of this state are: Given the limited number of institutions, very stable.
Describe how loyal the average civilian is to these institutions: Loyalty to the family, and by extension, the Tribe, is absolute.

Faiths within this society: The Free People are almost entirely secular. Some animistic beliefs linger, as do some remnants of old world religions, but most hold faith in their family and tribe, not the supernatural.
Cultures within this society: Each Tribe has an individual ethos and 'style', deliberately cultivated to enhance a sense of belonging.
  • Western Guard - Self-proclaimed guardians of the passes through the Rockies on the north-western edge of the Free People land. Less nomadic than most with limited mining and smelting technologies. Avoids inter-tribal conflict in favour of trade; usually metal for horses. Symbol: A grey shield. Est pop: 65,000
  • Lost Hunters - Roamed too far south and was once thought lost, but returned with a substantial cache of 'modern' weapons. Now considered the richest Tribe. Mainly to be found on the southern edge of Free People territory. Symbol: a red circle with a smaller red circle inside. Est pop: 50,000
  • River Hunters - Claims the land along the western edge of the Missouri River, often putting it in conflict with other cultures to the East. Symbol: Blue stripe across a circle. Est pop: 70,000
  • Crows - Mid-west Tribe with a strong nationalistic streak and resistant to outside influence or migration. Claims descent from pre-War native American tribes. Symbol: Black crow's head. Est pop: 60,000
  • White Grin - From the far north and with the largest herds of sheep. Often mocked for this. Their skills on horseback compensate somewhat. Symbol: White half circle. Est pop: 35,000
  • Prinzabert - Tribe with the largest population, from the northern areas. Symbol: Four green triangles making a tree. Est pop: 75,000
  • Native Blood - Controls the area around Circle and, as such, often claims the Herald as one of their own. Considered the most neutral of all the Tribes, and the most trusted as intermediary. Symbol: 5 red blood drops. Est pop: 50,000
  • Golden Burst - Possesses the largest cattle herds and keen on trading. Centralised and often accused of not pulling its weight in terms of defence or raiding, enjoying the security of being in the middle. Symbol: Orange burst. Est pop: 55,000
  • Yellowstone - Traders in rare and unusual materials, claimed to be of their own making, but suspected to be stolen or traded from areas far to the west. Symbol: Yellow circle. Est pop: 40,000

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Describe your military in detail ( technology, tactics, capabilities, training, experience, etc ): Almost all of Free People warriors are mounted cavalry, wielding bows, crossbows and pre-war firearms such as rifles. Armour is almost non-existent, although scavenged body armour does crop up, and most warriors have metal and leather clothing that offers some protection from low-tech assaults. Hit and run attacks are their main tactic, getting in and out before any large-scale organised resistance can be mounted. Occasionally, raids will be done stealthily, if there is significant strength in defence present. Food, especially grains and staples, manufactured tools and weapons, and other easily carried items are the usual targets. In matters of defence, the Free People will retreat into the plains, engaging in strikes to the flanks of attacks, never truly engaging. When pressed, an attack will be a massed cavalry charge into close-combat, using numbers and speed to overwhelm. Tribute and bribes are readily accepted, and time-limited treaties will be arranged with particularly strong opponents. All Free People are skilled riders, and capable with a bow or crossbow (or a gun, if available) and are expected to contribute to the demands of the Tribe when asked. Only the very old, the very young, and the disabled are given exceptions. A very small number of more advanced military technologies do exist, such as APCs and artillery, but these are old, limited in fuel and ammunition and are considered the property of the Free People as a whole, not a specific tribe.
Number of personnel: ~400,000 warriors, almost the entire adult population
Additional martial information: It is almost unheard of for the whole of the Free People to fight as one, and relatively rare for an entire Tribe to do so. Most attacks and raids are of limited scope and numbers. It is unlikely that inter-Tribal politics will ever allow for a unified Free People military

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Biography of nation: The Free People are descended from those who, after the great atomic war, avoided the main population centres and returned to a simpler, nomadic existence loosely based on how things were before the arrival of Europeans. As the years passed, and urban living became more and more unsustainable, more people joined the groups, the self-appointed leaders of this group established the concepts of Tribes, assigning geographical areas to each tribe, and families, giving each smaller group a sense of community. The nomadic way of life worked in the Plains areas, especially as most of the urban areas were cesspits of disease and pollution, and the population grew steadily. There were some conflicts; typically with other groups who sought to claim the benefits of the Free People's hard work, but the Tribes gathered together to fight off their rivals, eventually becoming the primary power in the mid-Plains area.

Notes for RP: Whilst the Free People have some Native American influences, I do not intend for them to be some kind of Native American revival; even in character, the Free People do not claim ancestry, but rather acknowledge that a pre-European way of life suits the current geography. They're a mix between pre-Columbian America, the Dothraki of aSoIaF, various groups from the Mad Max films (but with horses instead of cars) and some minor references to other horse cultures such as the Mongols. They're not barbarian savages, but rather prioritise survival over cultural and technological progression, and will trade and barter with their neighbours as much as steal from them.
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Postby Vrijstaat Limburg » Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:54 pm

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Name/s of this society:
Humboldt Republic
Location upon map ( preferable that you provide an edited version of the map on OP, but if need be a simple description will do ):
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The outlines of the Humboldt river have been highlighted in a specific colour. The greener an area is, the more humid it is, the more people there are and the more plentiful the water is.

Name of Leader/s: The Council of the River States
Capital settlement ( if one exists at all ): Carsonville (lower Humboldt Springs), St. Simon's (upper Humboldt Springs)

Number of inhabitants:
55,000 people
What are the lifeblood industries of your society : Agriculture, mining
Did you look to the past or the future to survive: The past
Is this an organized state, or a decentralized one: A somewhat decentralized republic, with several "states" (basically just small settlements and the territory around it)

Description of the Government ( in detail, not just through a series of adjectives ): The Humboldt Republic is a democratic nation based on the old American principles of Federation. The government gives an incredible amount of power to its "states". The only task given to the federal government is the protection of unalienable rights, the enforcement of the constitution of the Humboldt Republic and the defence of the Humboldtian people. The rest of the powers that a state can have that haven't been barred by the Humboldtian constitution are distributed to them, meaning that any settlement may flourish or fail depending on their own natural strength.
Description of the Economy ( same as with government ): The economy is relatively diverse. Most people work in agriculture, but mining is also relatively popular due to the mountainous terrain, and some have resorted to hunting small desert animals outside of the Republic's borders.
Describe the average civilian in their daily life: The average Humboldtian is a contentious, hardworking person with a big family. Most people have alarm clocks from the time before the war and therefore rise up earlier. Those that live in the scarcely populated bits wake up whenever they want to wake up. Most of the labour in the bigger, more populated riversides is diverse. There'll be agriculture, mining, and even some secondary and tertiary sector jobs, especially in the capital. In the areas that are less populated and where people have a higher chance of death, primary sector jobs such as fishing and agriculture are most popular, so that the population in those areas can be supported. In areas where people have a higher standard of living, such as the capital cities, people go to work around 8:30 in the morning, excluding farmers. They work until around 6 pm, and go back home after that. Women are traditionally expected to raise the kids while the men provide for the family, but these standards aren't really enforced in the republic, and everybody can do as they please unless they hinder the rest of the civilization. Every state can decide how high its taxes should be, and this makes sure that the states have to compete to get the citizens that they need to expand their effectiveness, meaning that Adam Smith's idea of competition is basically applied on a state level, while things that Smith advocated for, such as capitalism, aren't enforced (but they are highly regarded). The young people've got different stuff to do. States can subsidize activities for young people. A good example'd be the Carsonville scouts, that train to survive out in the wilderness. Scouts can finish their "education" by doing the highest regarded scout test in the nation, the "Bison's Exercise", in which small groups of boys move out into the wilderness. The Bison's exercise is an idea worked out by the federal government. It came about shortly after the abolition of child labour. Boys that pass the Bison's exercise have a higher chance in rising up the ranks in the army, and becoming such a high-level scout is therefore a very popular idea. Aside from boy and girl scouts, children go to school. The educations that they might go through are up to the states themselves to provide. Many young people take studies in agriculture, as most of the farms are irrigated with water from the Humboldt river, and are therefore difficult to maintain without a proper degree or education.

Describe how stable the institutions of this state are: Institutions are voted in on a very local level, so the people can change what they like about how they're being ruled. The constitution is highly regarded as a legislative being, and because the states pledged to support the constitution and to accept the federal government as their controller, the constitution is heavily enshrined in legislature.
Describe how loyal the average civilian is to these institutions: The average citizen thinks well of the devolutionary, democratic bit of their nation in which they can regulate their own cities. They accept the constitution as a force of good, and understand that it's there to safeguard their rights.

Faiths within this society ( same as with government, describe in detail ): The civilization exists out of 35% Catholic, 43% Protestant (Methodist, baptist, etc.), 20% irreligious and 2% Jewish.
Cultures within this society ( same as above, describe in detail ): The people of Humboldt are Christians, and their cultural identity is based strongly upon the moral insights of the bible. Even those that don't believe in God accept that Christianity has had a great impact on the nation's culture. Aside from being culturally Christian, the people also endorse individualism and liberty.

Describe your military in detail ( technology, tactics, capabilities, training, experience, etc ):
The Humboldtian Defence Force exists out of two components: The Army and the Naval component. The army has 230 men and women in active service. They're yet again split into two corps: the Republican Guard and the Humboldtian Recce. The guard are responsible for the protection of the nation internally. To stop the states from going to war with one another and enforcing the constitution. The Recce's or commonly referred to as "scouts" or "recon" are the eyes of the armed forces, moving up into unsettled territory and checking whether it is safe for colonizers to occupy. The naval component has one brown water boat, the HRS Independence, that services as a transport ship for the army. The ship is made out of scrap metal and some old engines, and while it isn't completely unsafe, it doesn't seem that stable. The Independence can transport 50 men at once, and has an .30 cal machine gun at the front of the ship, and a WW1 Chauchat light machine gun in the rear. The crew on the ship are a total of 7 men, and the Naval component has a total of 10 members if you think about naval command, repairs and overall preparedness.
Number of personnel: 240 people
Additional martial information: The rifles used by the troopers are often those that the recruits brought themselves. There's only two legitimate gunsmiths in the Humboldt Republic, with the largest one being in Carsonville and the smaller one being in St. Simon's. Most families have their own firearms to defend them from desert mutants.

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Biography of nation: The Humboldt River was first navigated by Peter Skene Ogden, a Canadian-American explorer in the early 1800s. He named the river "Paul's river", after one of his crew that died there and was buried on the river bank. The full navigation of the river wouldn't be completed for another 20 years, until John C. Frémont sent two groups of explorers down there to investigate. He renamed what was originally Paul's river to "Humboldt river", a famous German scientist and explorer at the time. The people that settled the Nevadan desert were from diverse backgrounds. Irish, English, Mexican, Italian, German, you name it. The cities surrounding the river's creeks were unified in nationalism after the second world war, when an American identity really set in for most Americans.

The Humboldt river had always been keen on attracting pioneers until around the first world war. The rivers were plentiful at that time, but preserving water was difficult, that's why the Roosevelt administration eventually built the Rye dam to preserve water in their "New Deal" concept. The dam brought drought to some bits of the river, especially the Humboldt Basin, which was left with little water after the construction of the dam. When the bombs came in 63, most of the Nevadan desert remained free of nuclear bombs. The radiation did have an impact on the building materials of the dam, and it finally collapsed in the year 1976, re-flooding the Basin and creating very cospitable, green stretches of land. Some houses very close to the shore were lost in the flood, but because water was already relatively scarce in the desert, it hardly caused any serious collateral damage and instead retreated into the creeks that it used to be in before the construction of the dam. The water wasn't that affected by radiation, as there weren't any strategic targets in the area. During the first thirty years of the bombings, some people died of radiation poisoning, and this caused the civil populace to construct water purifiers to freshen the water. Fishing is relatively popular, with the slightly mutated animals having more fat and meat to them. Hunting wildlife behind the republic's borders is now also possible, due to animals migrating from the West coast to non-radiant settings.

When the bombs came in the sixties, the people living on the river hardly noticed that they came. There weren't any military installations, and the first sign that they received that America was actually bombed was a fault in transmitting radio or television. The people then got worried, and in less than one week, the people of the Humboldt River knew about the total annihilation that the third world war brought. Desperate, some clinged to reinstating the American rule of law through one way or the other, the preservation of the United States, but all hope seemed lost, and to guarantee autonomy and strength through unity, the Humboldt Republic, aka the Republic of the Humboldt, was announced in the big city of Carsonville on the dry basin. The new state was a bit of a joke at first, but people accepted it, and a constitution was eventually signed and passed at the end of the year. The people of Humboldt used to have their cars and such, but there wasn't a supply of fuel, and the people had to think of other things. Down in Correga there was a farmstead that bread horses. Horseback riding through the mountainous terrain was a good plan, as the roads were shabby because of a total lack of government interference with the construction of roads. The republic simply subsidized the horse breeder and allowed him to expand his business, so that the people could have an alternate mode of transport, and so that the Republican guard could use cavalry to surpress a revolt, a tactic that had been proven effective. There were also cavalry squads in the newly-formed Recce, where the troopers could march off along the river creek on horses, to perhaps hunt animals or circumnavigate the river totally.

The southern part of the river has never been cleared properly, as the water couldn't flow through the rocky area there, and moving through the mountains will cost a lot of effort and water. The people speculate that the Southern river part will be completely dry, as it didn't have a connection to water from the North. The people of the Humboldt republic would like to navigate the bits down south, but they haven't got the proper equipment to advance such an operation, and will have to wait.

Life just goes on in the republic, and most citizens appear to be happy. With the amount of food and minerals being produced, the people manage to boost their population, and to get people to do specialized work, such as plating the steel in self-made factories, and basically building small brown water boats by hand. The nation is not large, but it is proud.

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Postby Holy Tedalonia » Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:15 pm

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Otho Tedgustus President Esteemed of Holy Tedalonia.
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Status based off index:
Tier: 7
Level: 0
Type: 6
A 12 civilization, according to this index.
NS Stats don't matter | warning leader does not represent everyone's attitude | Massive Update in progress, gist is a succession of power is about to happen. Q&A about Holy Tedalonia and more
Name: Ted
Ideology: Capitalism
Political Compass: Social Libertarian for some reason
Race: Vampire
Political Side: Right
Favorite Senator: Ted Cruz (Ted's have to help out Ted's)
Status: Healthy and as strong as a starved ox
Religion: a Pious Christian (although that doesn't stop me from RPing against good every now and then)
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Joohan
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Psychotic Dictatorship

Postby Joohan » Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:46 pm

done

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Postby Atomic America 2022 » Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:46 pm

Joohan wrote:done


Accepted, good app

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Postby The Hoosier Alliance » Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:14 pm

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Name/s of this society:
The Kingdom of Hoosier
Location upon map:
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Name of Leader/s: King Ryan Madison the Second
Capital settlement: New Indy (built on the ruins of Indianapolis)

Number of inhabitants:
3,450,000
What are the lifeblood industries of your society: Agriculture, very light industry
Did you look to the past or the future to survive: Past
Is this an organized state, or a decentralized one: Decentralized

Description of the Government: The government of the Kingdom of Hoosier is modeled after old feudal monarchies. The King rules directly over a relatively large swath of land, with feudal vassals ruling over most of the territory. The order of the noble hierarchy goes like this: The King, the High Princes (direct vassals of the King who rule over the second largest personal bits of land), the Dukes (direct vassals of the High Princes, and rule directly over smaller lands), the Counts (direct vassals of the Dukes, ruling over single counties), and the Barons and such that rule over towns and cities. Vassals report to their liege lord, and the liege lord reports to their liege lord. So, Counts are loyal to Dukes, the Dukes are loyal to the High Princes, and the Princes are loyal to the King. So, levies, taxes, and the like trickle upwards, increasing in number as they reach the top. The King is the head of the Royal Army, both the standing army and the one raised through levies. Titles, unless revoked by a higher noble, are hereditary.

Description of the Economy: The Hoosier economy is based almost completely on agriculture, with nearly 80-90% of the population working as farmers, herders, etc. There is little industry in the largest cities in the Kingdom, and it is slow to grow, though the government is taking action to increase it. The manor system is used to an extent, but most citizens work on family farms or plantations.

Describe the average civilian in their daily life: Most citizens work day after day to make a living, making enough to feed them and their family, with little left over to sell. The feudal lords tend to stay out of individual lives, thought not always. Citizens are not overly oppressed, but few freedoms are granted to them. Families tend to be rather large, with children living with their parents and (many times) their grandparents. Most adults have many children, the average being four per household. Women almost always take care of their households, not because they are forced to, but because their is always small children running around, or because they are constantly pregnant. Nobles tend to their holdings as they see fit, so the conditions of roads, towns, and such vary from place to place.

Describe how stable the institutions of this state are: The government is rather stable, with each noble generally appointing loyal subjects. The High Princes of the Kingdom are unwaveringly loyal to the King and his family, as their entire lineage owes the King for their very position and privilege. The fact that the King commands the largest, best armed, and best trained army in the realm doesn't hurt either. Dukes are more loyal to their Prince than to the King, and counts are more loyal to their Dukes than Princes, and so forth. Still, thus far, that loyalty has been able to trickle upwards and keep the Kingdom together.

Describe how loyal the average civilian is to these institutions: Civilians are mostly loyal to their direct lords, should that be a Baron, a Count, or even the King himself. A few counties and Duchies are less than loyal, due to mismanagement and/or cruel lords, but such happenings are rare and fixed rather quickly. Many are rather apathetic to their rulers, tending to focus on their personal lives instead of some far off royal court.

Faiths within this society: Christianity has not only survived in the Kingdom, it has flourished. A very strong Catholic Church has set itself up within the nation, and the Pope has established a great and influential presence. While the Pope doesn't answer to the King, it has traditionally been deferential to the monarch, except in a few cases. The official religion is, you guessed it, Catholicism. Any other religion (unless it is a form of Christianity) is outright banned. The King has no official power over the Church, but the monarchy has dipped it's toe in the religious waters every now and then, either to call for a Crusade, or just to take a little tithe money off the top.

Cultures within this society: Hoosier culture is basically the same throughout the Kingdom, with few minority groups dotting the land. Most Hoosiers are white, with few other races in the mix. There is no cultural or racial aspect forced on the nation, with many people intermarrying others of different races and cultures all the time.



Describe your military in detail:
The Kingdom's military is a little hard to pin down. Basically, at the top is the Royal Army, also known as the King's Own. They are the largest single standing army, given the best weapons, best recruits, best officers, and best training. They number nearly 25,000 infantrymen. Next, comes the High Princes' armies. While not as large or well equipped as the Royal Army, they are a force to be reckoned with. Each Prince is in charge of their own standing army, as well as providing the King with volunteers and levies. All in all, the Princes' armies total 45,000 fighters. The Dukes' armies total 15,000 men (there are not regular soldiers in the Dukes' armies, only levies that go in and out of service all year), and the counts have no standing armies, but are capable of providing levies. The King appoints his generals, though many times Dukes lead their personal armies, Princes lead theirs, ect. Generals tend to head larger armies comprised of multiple armies from multiple Dukes/Princes/whatever. With hereditary nobles leading their armies, quality isn't always ensured. Most nobles are competent in the art of war, but not all.
Number of personnel: 85,000 (standing armies, not including levies)
Additional martial information: The Kingdom's military relies mostly on infantry, with artillery consisting mainly of mortars and few large artillery pieces. Armored vehicles are limited, and are predominately beefed up technicals. Troop transports are a mix of motorized vehicles and horse drawn wagons. The navy is basically non-existent and made up of completely of cargo ships that are used as troop transports when needed.

Description or biography of prominent characters in your nation ( optional ):
King Ryan II is the current monarch of the Kingdom. He took the throne only two months ago, at the age of 20. His father died at the age of 67. King Ryan II also saved his father from the embarrassment of having a female heir, after King Frank (Ryan's father) failed to produce a male heir until Ryan came along. Until Ryan, King Frank fathered five daughters, the eldest of which was going to inherit the Kingdom. Instead, when Ryan was born, she was stripped of that possibility and it was passed onto Ryan 20 years later. His sisters still harbor resentment about it, but now he sits on the Cardinal Throne, with the support of his nobles. Ryan has been known to clash with the Pope every now and then, but mostly finds common ground with the clergy. Ryan looks to expand and industrialize his realm, and has already implemented a number of reforms to help him achieve the latter.

Biography of nation: The monarchy of the Kingdom began with the former governor of Indiana taking control of the state's National Guard, state and local police forces, and military reserves. Dave Madison, the new dictator of Indiana, declared martial law in much of the state, with the cities Gary, Lafayette, Indianapolis, and Fort Wayne remaining out of their control, either because they were destroyed or refused to fall into line. The new dictatorship ruled mostly over rural towns, due to the destruction of and mass chaos in the bigger cities. As time went on, territory was lost to revolts and riots, and the dictatorship was losing legitimacy fast. So, ten years after WWIII, Dave Madison rallied his small army and launched a series of wars to reclaim large swaths of lost lands. He personally lead his main army, and brought home victory after victory. His military campaigns were limited by planting and harvesting time, with the majority of his conscripts needing to return home and tend to their farms. As Madison's domain increased, so did his apparent right to rule. Some looked to Madison as a man chosen by God to lead them, and this seemed only more likely as he continued to score more victories over their neighbors in Indiana.

By the time his conquests came to an end, he ruled a small nation stretching from the city of Gary (recently sacked by the invading Hoosier Army) in the north west, to Fort Wayne to the east, to Bloomington in the south. Their temporary capital was built just north of Lafayette, and named Madison City. Though Madison scored a number of victories and inspired his people, there were still many problems. Crop yields were dismal, and most people could barely feed themselves, let alone pay taxes and support the dictatorship.

Madison was having a difficult time administering to his lands and needed a solution. While still coasting off the great success of his wars, as well as the apparent divine right given to him, Dave Madison held a massive ceremony in Madison City (which was barely more than a shanty town at the time) that had nearly two thousand attendees (almost all of which were forced to be there) and crowned himself King before them. Following the coronation, King Dave began to appoint new vassals and create titles for them. There were a handful of tiny revolts, but other than that the nation reacted apathetically. Following his crowning, King Dave focused mostly on internal problems, and barely expanded the size of his realm. His crown passed onto his son, who was competent and lead massive, and much needed, reforms in the nation's agriculture practices. Great Kings came and went, some preforming massive land grabs, others strengthening what they already have, and a few just living lavish lives and leaving their problems to their heirs. Mostly, Kings (and the occasional Queen) were competent in their work and helped the nation grow. The nobles focused on improving the agricultural aspect of the nation, and ignored industry until recently. New Indy, the capital of the Kingdom, was built on the ruins of Indianapolis by King Ryan I, son of King Dave. New Indy is the industrial center of the Kingdom, but that isn't saying much.

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Postby Grand Indochina » Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:18 pm

Atomic America 2022, can we have mutants created by radiation in this RP ? Mutated creatures similar to those from Fallout, Metro, S.T.A.L.K.E.R may make our RP a little more interesting !

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Postby Danceria » Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:40 pm

Tag. Gonna stick myself in cozy Calgary, hopefully far from the radiation of the coasts, and get me some of them sweet, tasty, oil sands. Maybe I'll blob into the former farming states of the upper-Midwest, but I think Alberta and Saskatchewan would be my dominion.

Let the states squabble among themselves, I shall sit upon the world's (fifth) largest depository of crude oil and other assorted minerals!
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Postby Xah » Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:04 am

Danceria wrote:Tag. Gonna stick myself in cozy Calgary, hopefully far from the radiation of the coasts, and get me some of them sweet, tasty, oil sands. Maybe I'll blob into the former farming states of the upper-Midwest, but I think Alberta and Saskatchewan would be my dominion.

Let the states squabble among themselves, I shall sit upon the world's (fifth) largest depository of crude oil and other assorted minerals!


That's a nice town you've got there. Be a shame if someone were to raid it....
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Postby Danceria » Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:34 am

Xah wrote:
Danceria wrote:Tag. Gonna stick myself in cozy Calgary, hopefully far from the radiation of the coasts, and get me some of them sweet, tasty, oil sands. Maybe I'll blob into the former farming states of the upper-Midwest, but I think Alberta and Saskatchewan would be my dominion.

Let the states squabble among themselves, I shall sit upon the world's (fifth) largest depository of crude oil and other assorted minerals!


That's a nice town you've got there. Be a shame if someone were to raid it....

Good luck, I'm behind at least two major ICBM silos and an irradiated and expanded Tornado Alley...come at me bro! I have the power of Mechanicus Viking Mounties on my side!
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Obligatory Quotes below
“Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind; and therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.” - William Shakespeare.

“Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.” - Mark Twain

“In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.” - Thomas Jefferson

“The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection.” - Thomas Paine
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Postby Great Confederacy of Commonwealth States » Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:55 am

Well, tagger me interested!
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Postby Vrijstaat Limburg » Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:28 am

I finished my application
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Postby Xah » Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:15 am

Danceria wrote:
Xah wrote:That's a nice town you've got there. Be a shame if someone were to raid it....

Good luck, I'm behind at least two major ICBM silos and an irradiated and expanded Tornado Alley...come at me bro! I have the power of Mechanicus Viking Mounties on my side!


I kind of jest (but not really, mmmm shiny refined petroleum), but if anyone wants to include some shared history of interactions, I'm all up for that.
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Postby Atomic America 2022 » Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:20 am

Vrijstaat Limburg wrote:I finished my application


And it is accepted.

I rather like it - kind of a cowboy vibe going on.

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Postby Joohan » Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:21 am

Xah wrote:
Danceria wrote:Good luck, I'm behind at least two major ICBM silos and an irradiated and expanded Tornado Alley...come at me bro! I have the power of Mechanicus Viking Mounties on my side!


I kind of jest (but not really, mmmm shiny refined petroleum), but if anyone wants to include some shared history of interactions, I'm all up for that.


You and I will probably be interacting a bit as I slowly move further into Minnesota.

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