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Elparia: World-Building and Role-Playing Hub

A place to put national factbooks, embassy exchanges, and other information regarding the nations of the world. [In character]
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Elparia: World-Building and Role-Playing Hub

Postby Elparia Founder » Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:34 pm




Introduction
Elparia is an active, rapidly growing region that maintains a robust, diverse role-playing community in an open-world, modern tech environment. We accommodate a wide plethora of cultures, languages, religions, and political systems, leaving plenty of opportunities for players to develop and tweak their nations to their hearts' content. Elparia is in the process of creating colorful, immersive role-playing maps and a unified body of lore - with both being updated on a weekly basis.

Rules:
While we prefer to grant members of community an abundance of creative freedom, we do at least strive to adhere to the basic tenants role-play. We have our own role-playing mentors, who are distinct from NS's mentors, who can provide direction if you're confused about whether a certain aspect of your nation is consistent with good role-playing decorum. And, of course, you can always consult with NS's mentors and veteran moderators for pointers too. Our basic rules are as follow:

1.) All rules and guidelines of NS are in full effect while posting on the forum. You can find a comprehensive list of the site's rules here.

2.) We strongly discourage god-modding and will instruct members new to role-play without engaging in it. The short and sweet of it is that god-modding is when you take control of another person's nation or characters without consulting them. It's a practice that's frowned upon and usually contrary to fun, fulfilling role-play. Meta-gaming is a similar concept, and is similarly discouraged. It consists of creating circumstances such that your nation or character will inevitably get there way. Remember, we're supposed to be building stories together. It's not about winning or losing.

3.) While we allow an immense about of flexibility and creativity, we do strive to ensure some degree of realism in our role-play. We're a modern-tech region based in an open sandbox that parallels the real world to some extent, albeit with a different map and history. If you're confused about whether some thing is realistic or not, try doing a bit of research or talking to our RP mentors. Things that are blatantly unrealistic will be subject to revision by the community.

4.) Keep it PG-13. We have lots of kids on this site and lots of people who don't want their eyes to bleed because they're reading smut or copious gore. If you'd feel uncomfortable watching a movie that depicted something you've written with your parents, perhaps reconsider posting that particular bit of role-play.

5.) OP's are the kings and queens of their threads. Co-OP's are their knights. We value thread/role-play ownership here, so long as it does not disrupt canon or realism requirements, and insist that, as a point of respect for our peers, that you value it as well.

6.) Be polite and respect when posting OOC. You have more leeway IC, so long as your post is clearly IC. That said, we have to get along if we're going to continue to be a fun and active community. Being nice helps us to do that. So keep that in mind - as well as NS's rules in general.

Getting Started:
After reading the rules, we like to advise all new arrivals to look over the Useful Links tab provided above, since it includes an expansive list of useful information and advice from veteran world-builders and role-players about how to play the game more generally. It's also worthwhile to visit our regional page, linked as Elparia above, to get a feel for our region's culture, ambiance, and community. If that doesn't scare you away, then feel free to fill out an application for your nation.

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Roster:
Greater Vanya
Imperialist Treka
Chuukango
Corusconia
Aquias
Entaria
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Maps

Postby Elparia Founder » Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:34 pm

Political Map

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A special thanks to New Ducklands, Imperialist Treka, and Volitopia for a beautifully drawn and designed map.
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Lore and Factbooks

Postby Elparia Founder » Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:35 pm

WIP
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Current and Past Role-Plays

Postby Elparia Founder » Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:35 pm

Active Role-Plays

Name: SOS Winter Storm Burr
Status: Open to Elparia
OP: Imperialist Treka
Description: This role-play documents the devastation wrought by Winter Storm Burr and the subsequent relief efforts.

Name: The Essotori Invitation
Status: Open to Elparia
OP: Essotori
Description: Elparia's hermit kingdom opens itself to the world for the first time in centuries.




Inactive Role-Plays

Name: The Summit
Status: Open to Elparia
OP: Arells
Description: A diplomatic summit to discuss territorial waters and sovereignty over trade-lanes.
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Useful Links

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WIP

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Imperialist Treka
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Postby Imperialist Treka » Mon Oct 15, 2018 3:38 pm

Nation:
The United States of Treka (Imperialist treka)

Capital:
Portown

Important Cities:
Connish, Volkstown, fredericksburg, Toloka, key lake city, Newburyport, Hampshire, Gloucester, Passamaquoddy, Hauton, Bridgeton, Carterdale, Worcester, Walpole, Dedham, Kittery, Lewiston, Dover, Foxcroft, Kennebunk, Rightport, Duxbury, Pinish, Pineport, Marshfield, Auburn, Hartsburg, Fort Loch, Robertville, bimboisport,Noelia, machias, maen, Lowell, revere, Westbrook, Standish, windham, Leicester, mattawamkeag, vinalhaven, Calais, Weymouth, Norwood, Schenectady,Salem.

Government Type:
Federal Republic
Representative Democracy, 27 States, 2 territories, each governed by a governor and state senate.
Electoral college used.
Senate and House of Representatives.

Head of Government:
President John Hadlock (Libertarian)

Head of State:
President John Hadlock (Libertarian)

Economy Type:
Free Market Capitalism

Population:
117 Million

Military Size and Description:
1 Million active duty
200,000 reserve
490-510 ships
9,000 aircraft
(Well trained soldiers, extremely high military budget allows for good pay among other things, warships built by the same shipyards for hundreds of years)

Ethnic/Racial Group(s):
79.5% white Trekan
9% Black
7% Asian
3% North Native Trekan
1.5% other

Language(s):
English (New England accent) (Mainland)
English (Old Maine Accent) (Chuukangan Border)
English (Atlantic Provinces Accent) (New Walpole Territory)
Algonquin (North Native Trekan Language)

Religion(s):
43% Agnostic
30% Congregationalist
12% other forms of Protestantism
8% Jewish
4% Catholic
2.5% Native Trekan Religion
0.5% Other


GDP:
$11.7 Trillion Trekan Dollars (I forgot to raise it so sorry if this looks unusual)

GDP Per Capita:
$100,000 Trekan Dollars (very high cost of living)

HDI:
0.955^ (based off New England states)

History/Factbook:
NEEDS TO BE REFURBISHED MY APOLOGIES
Map Claim:
The heck am I supposed to put in for this lol, Treka

Geography:
Jagged rocky coasts (Maine like)
Extremely few beaches (less than 1% of the coast)
Pine trees, birch, oak and maple dominate. Mostly the White pine form the dense forests.
Worn down mountains in the highlands of Lushka, Toloka and Hancock states in the Hancock range and Andorra and Mooselookmeguntic states have the Taller worn down range of the Pattaswamkaes, tallest mountain is mount Andoria in andoria state. 7,886 ft above sea level
Not a single part of the nation is below sea level. The soil is mostly gravel and lakes are very common, aquifers and lakes with some of the purest water on the planet exist here but this makes agriculture nearly impossible besides in the east’s valleys. Granite makes up most of the nation.

Climate:
New England climate
Cold leaning temperate cloning
Hot humid summers 50-110F
Cool dry autumns with some of the worlds most colorful fall foliage 20-80F
Cold humid harsh winters -50-60F
Cool humid springs 20-90F

Earthquakes, Tornadoes, forest fires, Hurricanes in summer
Hurricanes, Earthquakes, Forest fires, Blizzards in fall
(Nor’easter) blizzards, freezing rain, earthquakes, flooding, Large powerful Hurricanes that carry snow instead of rain in winter
Tornadoes, earthquakes, Flooding, Mudlsides in spring

Status within the region:
Very influential, trade focused diplomacy and and a dislike for involvement in conflicts is common . The nation remains a pillar of freedom and power on the region. Tends to keep out of alliances, dislikes foreign affairs and has a slightly nationalist point of view. Treka usually sticks to its close regional allies Entaria, Essotori and chuukango, whom it’s people founded, it’s long history comes from the empires of Toloka and Treka, One was a North native Trekan empire the other a white Trekan empire. The two United and their similar cultures combined and created a Seafood loving, Seafaring culture provided by the trekans whilst the native Toloka empire brought in the forest mountain culture. Treka bases it’s cuisine and politics around the sea. Shipbuilding remains the country’s richest Industry since the creation of the Trekan civilization in 500 BC. Treka loves comedy and has a “New England style” sense of humor. They’re very sarcastic, they mock people, they love irony and most of all their favorite is the wry Trekan attitude is pointing out someone who’s making a big deal of themselves. It’s comedy has a strong influence on its neighbor chuukango however many other countries consider trekans rude and aggressive for this attitude.

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The United States of Treka.

27 States
English (Boston Accent and Nova Scotian) speaking

Federal Republic- President Johh Hadlock

current events:
-RRS-COV-19 Virus kills 100,000 in Treka

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Minachia
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New York Times Democracy

Postby Minachia » Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:09 pm

Nation: The Empire of Caero-Minachia (Minachia/Caerland Territories)

Capital: Velitrae

Important Cities: Velitrae, Aurelia, Stropsava, Hévíz, Atticanople, Kereske, Seremcica, Portus Caesaris, Rhithetta.

Government Type: Federal Constitutional Monarchy

Heads of Government: Emperor Octavian VII (unaffiliated)/Prime Minister Joannes Norbanus (National Conservative)

Head of State: Emperor Octavian VII

Economy Type: Mixed, errs on the side of Free Market.

Population: 112 Million

Military Size and Description: 967 Thousand Active, 2.5 Million Reserve/in compulsory service. Modern military, on par with other world powers (US, Russia, etc.) It should be noted that those under compulsory year of training and service in the Reserve are highly unlikely to be sent to war, similar to the draft in the US, and only the volunteers in the Reserve are usually sent, though those under compulsory service may still be called up in the case of an emergency like a natural disaster or a terrorist attack.

Ethnic/Racial Group(s): Latin (including Romanian) 45%, Slavic (Polish, Serbo-Croatian, Russian, etc.) 28%, Hungarian 9%, Romance (Italian, French, etc.) 8%, German 4%, Vanya 4%, Other (Greek, ethnic Jewish/Israelite, etc.) 2%.

Language(s): Latin (official), Romanian (Taught alongside Latin as it is more common in everyday speech).

Religion(s): 87% Christian (75% Apostolic*, 19% Orthodox, 6% Protestant), 10% Irreligious, 2% Jewish, 1%Other.
*Caero-Minachia is home of the Apostolic Pontifex. (https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=1123847)

GDP: 7 Trillion USD/5.74 Trillion Denarii

GDP Per Capita: 62,500 USD/51,250 Denarii

HDI: 0.936

History/Factbook: https://www.nationstates.net/nation=min ... /id=797026

Map Claim:
Image

Geography: North is plains, south has a flat valley surrounded by mountains. Several rivers, borders ocean.

Climate: Primarily temperate with some humid/mediterranean areas (Köppen Csa, Dfa, and Dfb)

Status within the region: A major regional power, the Empire presently is using its military might, advanced economy, and superior technology primarily to improve itself and to deter other nations, and since the ascendance of Octavian VI to the throne it has adopted somewhat isolationist policies. In the past, the Empire used its might to make puppet states out of its weak neighbors and its technological prowess to make the rest look like cavemen, though this ceased after the Caero-Minachian civil war which split the nation in twain in the mid twentieth century. Eventually, the southern Federal Republic of Minachia reconquered the northern United Socialist Republic of Caerland and brought back the monarchy of old, and has since sought to regain its past glory, including by expanding and establishing colonies on other continents.

Role-Play Sample: N/A

Additional Information: I designed my nation to exist in the real-world, tell me if that would conflict with anything.
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Full name: Caero-Minachia. The CH is hard because Italian spelling.
Basically Rome, but Christian and modern.
Now with more Slavs!
Our leader has a ridiculously long title.
Carthago delenda est.
Lutheran Christian (LCMS), politically apathetic (
though I have gotten recent interest in Christian Democracy).
Elparia's Official Florida Man.
Christ is King, even if you don't believe it.
♔ Monarchist
Una buonissima canzone.
More OOC crap.
Discord, 'cause why not?

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Greater Vanya Application

Postby Greater Vanya » Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:56 am

Nation: Principality of the Greater Vanya

Capital: Rustveli

Important Cities:
  • Utsera-Zemirgrad
  • Balta
  • Kholkha-Nagornobash
  • Teodosi
  • Lufenia
  • Haykavan
Government Type: Absolute Monarchy (de jure), Right-Wing Military Junta (de facto)

Head of Government: Generalissimo Avedis Sarafian

Head of State: His Highness Mehr III, Grand Prince of the Greater Vanya and Duke of Karelia

Economy Type: Planned Economy

Population: 6.2 million

Military Size and Description: 124,000 enlisted personnel
    Description Pending.

Ethnic/Racial Group(s):
  • Vanya 81.2%
  • Corusconian 7.3%
  • Slavs 5.4%
  • Latin 5.1%
Language(s): Karafena, Gürghen, Latin, Corusconian German, Russian

Religion(s): Gza, Roman Catholicism
    Gza, or the Old Way as it is commonly translated, is animistic and polytheistic religions tradition that developed from the local cults and folk practices of the people inhabiting the Greater Vanya Delta. Due to its historically decentralized structure, Gza is highly eclectic, incorporating an expansive pantheon of deities, often derived from local river, mountain, or fertility spirits, important ancestors and patriarchs, cultural heroes, or even foreign religious figures. Ashora, Aramaz, Vanya, Delia, Nerali, Namira/Danane, Maneithir/Mane/Mehr, Bachagaan, Runa, Besar, and Hayak number among the most important of the gods and goddesses.

GDP: $74 billion USD

GDP Per Capita: $11,953.48 USD

HDI: 0.541

History/Factbook: Factbook

Map Claim: Shown above.

Geography:

    Climate:
      The climate of the Greater Vanya Delta is remarkably diverse given the small landmass it occupies. A neat division in climates exists between the coastal regions encompassing Karelia and the more interior regions of Arzvaghan and Tskhvari. Karelia has a mild, temperate climate due to the moderating influence of the Gulf of Kharga to its immediate east. It has four distinct seasons and supports a wide array of diverse flora, including mixed deciduous and coniferous forests. The states in the country's interior tend to have a more cold, harsh climate, especially during the somewhat longer winter months. Here the deciduous forests give way to tall, ominous coniferous forests and patches of loose, rocky soil. Spring is short and usually evidenced by the thawing of smaller rivers and streams while autumn is hardly noticeable in its brevity. Hurricanes, tornadoes, severe thunder storms, wildfires, and floods are the principal natural disasters that affect the principality, though these occur at slightly less than average rates than for other countries. Beeches, firs, cedars, spruces and yews are the most common types of trees, though oaks, ashes, and certain kinds of fruit orchards occur in more temperate climes.

    Status within the region: Minor Power
      The Principality of the Greater Vanya is a minor polity that has fallen under the vague influence of innumerable powers. While independent and marginally powerful during the medieval period, modern times have seen it reduced to a satellite of Caero-Minachia on no less than five occasions. In the early twentieth century, Corusconia's government, at the behest of the local Khargic Corusconian population, supported a revolution that saw lasting independence restored. It has oscillated between spheres of influence ever since.

    Role-Play Sample:

    Additional Information:
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    Postby Elparia Founder » Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:24 pm

    Imperialist Treka wrote:Snip.

    You haven't filled out the whole application yet, Treka. I'll formally accept it once you have.

    Minachia wrote:Snip.

    We actually employ a custom map. Feel free to reserve a spot on it.
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    Chuukango
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    Scandinavian Liberal Paradise

    Postby Chuukango » Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:38 pm

    Nation: The Unitary States of Chuukango

    Capital:Portsmouth

    Important Cities:
    -Portsmouth
    -Rosemouth
    -Piscataquis
    -Newport

    Government Type: Unitary Republic

    Head of Government:President Albert K. Frère

    Head of State: President Albert K. Frère

    Economy Type: Free Market Capitalist

    Population: 62’565’169

    Military Size and Description:134’300
    The Unitary States’ armed forces consists of five branches, the Unitary Army, Unitary Marine Expeditionary Forces, Unitary Navy, Unitary Air Force, and Unitary National Milita (which acts as a national guard/coast guard). The Unitary Armed Forces follows a “small but elite” philosophy, thus Unitary Servicemen are held to high standards and are given the highest quality gear available. (More tba)

    Ethnic/Racial Group(s):
    Indo-European including Native Chuukangans(72%), Black/African American (10%), Hispanic (5%), Jewish (3%), Arabic (1%) Other (8%)


    Language(s):
    English, French, German

    Religion(s):
    Christianity: 65%
    Irreligious: 25%
    Judaism: 4%
    Islam: 2%
    Other: 4%

    GDP:2,663,730,000,000(2.66 trillion usd)


    GDP Per Capita: 73,396.95613 USD

    HDI:0.92

    History/Factbook:Heyo

    Map Claim:M A P

    Geography:Cold winters, mild summers. Hilly And mountainous inland (though more hill than mountain), flat near coast, rocky coastlines, with some beaches on the south-eastern coast. Silty soils in central/northern Chuukango, rockier soils to the south near the Chuukango-Trekan border

    Climate:Cold winters, mild summers. 4 distinct seasons (Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall)

    Status within the region:While powerful (for its relatively small size), and fairly well developed, Chuukango’s current government prefers a more diplomatic approach the foreign affairs. Unwilling to go to war, unless the nation’s fundamental values or the nation itself or her allies are being threatened the Unitary States will rarely ever be the initial aggressor in any war but is instead more often than not, attempting to be the mediator in any war. This is evident in the establishment of the “Peace Corps” in 1986, a joint operation between all branches of military to act as peacekeepers and international aid workers. The Unitary States is willing to trade with any nation that shares its core values of Diplomacy, Brotherhood and Peace but will readily deny any nation trade should they contradict such values. Despite being friendly with the outside world, perhaps the biggest threat to the Unitary States is itself. Chuukango currently sits in a heated debate between the more traditional Unitary Republic supporters, and those who wish for a Federal Republic with states’ rights. Currently the debate is heated, however as it stands things are heating up rapidly...

    Role-Play Sample: N/A
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    Minachia
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    New York Times Democracy

    Postby Minachia » Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:54 am

    Elparia Founder wrote:
    Minachia wrote:Snip.

    We actually employ a custom map. Feel free to reserve a spot on it.

    I added my claim to my submission.
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    Be a good person and don't use NS stats. The insane ones, at least.
    Full name: Caero-Minachia. The CH is hard because Italian spelling.
    Basically Rome, but Christian and modern.
    Now with more Slavs!
    Our leader has a ridiculously long title.
    Carthago delenda est.
    Lutheran Christian (LCMS), politically apathetic (
    though I have gotten recent interest in Christian Democracy).
    Elparia's Official Florida Man.
    Christ is King, even if you don't believe it.
    ♔ Monarchist
    Una buonissima canzone.
    More OOC crap.
    Discord, 'cause why not?

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    Kefalaria
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    Founded: Oct 12, 2018
    Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

    Postby Kefalaria » Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:38 pm

    Nation:
    The Constitutional Monarchy of Kefalaria

    Capital:
    Ionia (Largest island)

    Important Cities (In order form Largest -> Smallest):
    Ionia, Eptaniss, Irakleia, Corfu, Zakynthos, Paxi, Methana, Psara, and many other smaller villages.

    Government Type:
    Constitutional-Council-Controlled Monarchy

    Head of Government:
    The Council of Kefalaria

    Head of State:
    His Majesty King Demaratus of Irakleia

    Economy Type:
    Mixed Economic

    Population:
    10 Million

    Military Size and Description:
    50,000 active. 100,000 Reserve. Children have an option when they become of age to join the military. Many do, as it is seen as noble and manly to the Kefalarians. Very ancient tech used (Sails, Bows, Arrows, Sheilds, Swords, Spears, ect.).

    Ethnic/Racial Group(s):
    Greeks (Largest)
    Everyone else (Minorites+)

    Language(s):
    Main: Greek.
    Other: Many people, especially with the new discovery of people near the islands that were previously unknown to the Kefalarians, now also speak a broken-English.

    Religion(s):
    Olympianism/Hellenism (Main, multiple gods.)
    Cult(s) (Others, single or multiple gods.)

    GDP:
    4.447 Million Drachme

    GDP Per Capita:
    533.69 Drachme

    HDI:
    0.753

    History/Factbook:
    I don't have one. Should I make one?

    Map Claim:
    Image
    Image

    Geography:
    Geography. Kefalaria is a mountainous land almost completely surrounded by the ocean. The islands have more cliff faces than they do beaches, providing relative protection from water/beach attacks/landings.

    Climate:
    The country has mild winters and long, hot and dry summers, and cool and pleasant springs.

    Status within the region:
    Kefalaria is a recently discovered nation. The only reason they have progressed at all is by their own means. They have very little experience with "outsiders". The Kefalarians are a farming people. They grow their own food and could, and have, manage on their own without any foreign influence. They are very underdeveloped, compared to modern nations, and will likely fail at repelling efforts to colonize them.
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    Minachia
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    New York Times Democracy

    Postby Minachia » Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:04 pm

    Kefalaria wrote:Snip.

    Upload your claim to Imgur, then get the BBCode link
    Be a good person and don't use NS stats. The insane ones, at least.
    Full name: Caero-Minachia. The CH is hard because Italian spelling.
    Basically Rome, but Christian and modern.
    Now with more Slavs!
    Our leader has a ridiculously long title.
    Carthago delenda est.
    Lutheran Christian (LCMS), politically apathetic (
    though I have gotten recent interest in Christian Democracy).
    Elparia's Official Florida Man.
    Christ is King, even if you don't believe it.
    ♔ Monarchist
    Una buonissima canzone.
    More OOC crap.
    Discord, 'cause why not?

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    Crotin
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    Posts: 3
    Founded: Aug 29, 2015
    Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

    Postby Crotin » Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:10 pm

    Nation:
    The Empire of Crotin

    Capital:
    Desoma

    Important Cities:
    Ellington
    Goldberry Harbor
    Kirbosot
    Carbury
    Hillford
    Valleysburg
    Worstingethstershire (pronounced "whoosh-sure")

    Government Type:
    Constitutional Monarchy
    Elective Monarchy

    Head of Government:
    Shared powers between Emperor Elliot Croker and The Chamber of Representatives (Kind of like checks and balances)

    Head of State:
    Emperor Elliot Croker

    Economy Type:
    Free Capitalist Market

    Population:
    120 million

    Military Size and Description:
    60,000 active. 200,000 reserve. Can only join military when they turn 18 years old. Gets paid $100,000 a year and provides scholarships. Crotinians volunteer for millitary service and there is no draft.

    Ethnic/Racial Group(s):
    White - 78%
    Black - 13%
    Other - 9%

    Language(s):
    English (Everyone must know English)
    Swedish (58% of people speak it)
    French (49% of people speak it)
    Other: >25% of people speak it - German, Italian and Spanish

    Religion(s):
    Crotinism (78%)
    Catholic (10%)
    Jewish (8%)
    Other (4%)

    GDP:
    9.216 trillion deans (about 7.68 trillion USD)

    GDP Per Capita:
    76,800 deans (about 64,000 USD)

    HDI:[/b76.]
    0.986

    [b]History/Factbook:

    Crotin was founded by nomads settling on the coast of a large peninsula. They made society.

    Map Claim:
    There's a peninsula on the continent Treka is on. The Northern part of it has a peninsula. That's where I was before Ducklands took down the RP website. https://imgur.com/a/dEehpQH

    Geography:
    Southern Mountain region.
    Western Coastal Plains.
    Eastern Mountains along the coast.
    The center contains the valleys of mountains that fade into the coastal plains to the west.
    The Northern plains are filled with forestry and extremely fertile soil. The Northern region has many rivers running through it into central Crotin.

    Climate:
    80-90 degrees all year on the west coast. Except winter, the entire country is below freezing.
    The farther east you go the colder it will get.
    Winters are long and harsh. Lots of precipitation throughout the country.
    Spring then brings monsoon amounts of rain.
    Summer is hot and has decent amounts of rain.
    Fall is dry and cool. Hurricanes are a threat during the fall season.

    Status within the region:
    Crotin was settled for a long time. Even though most empires are imperialist, Crotin remained satisfied with it's land that's plentiful with resources. Crotin did remain isolated from the rest of the world for quite some time until the Emperor, Timothy Elling started embassies with other countries and joining the Elparia region.

    Role-Play Sample:
    N/A

    Additional Information:
    Crotin's economy is heavily based off of Oil exports and oil processing. We also have a large dairy industry.
    Last edited by Crotin on Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:13 am, edited 5 times in total.

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    Postby Arells » Fri Oct 19, 2018 4:06 pm

    Arells is cool and fun.

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    Renkai
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    Ex-Nation

    Postby Renkai » Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:33 pm

    \Nation: Entaria

    Capital: Rederith City

    Important Cities: Cithor City, Rederith City, Nentero City

    Government Type: Federal REpublic

    Head of Government: President Nuevan

    Head of State: President Nuevan

    Economy Type: Capitalist

    Population: 8564444

    Military Size and Description: 171289 Soldiers: Very modern military, with an exceptionally strong navy
    Ethnic/Racial Group(s): Native Entarian *HAwaiian* and Trekan *White*

    Language(s): English *western new york accent

    Religion(s): Any

    GDP: 17.52 trillion

    GDP Per Capita: 58'921.15

    HDI: .09

    History/Factbook: Originally colony of Treka, won its independence peacefully

    Map Claim: already on map

    Geography: Mountanous centeral regions with temperate rainforests on the east coast, and plains on the west coast

    Climate: Temperate

    Status within the region: RP master

    Role-Play Sample:

    Additional Information:
    Last edited by Renkai on Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:34 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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    Elparia Founder
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    Liberal Democratic Socialists

    Postby Elparia Founder » Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:54 am

    Chuukango wrote:Chuukango's application

    ACCEPTED! I do want to emphasize, however, that with approximately 1.6% of your population serving in the military, Chuukango is functionally more militarily powerful than most modern European states. I'm going to try to discourage ridiculously large military forces in a bid to promote realism and prevent number-wanking. You're good, but do mention that your nation is one of many regional powers on your continent. Beyond that, keep fleshing out your culture and Factbook.

    Imperialist Treka wrote:Treka's application.

    ACCEPTED! I do request that you either significantly lower your GDP and GDP per capita or else RP an economy on par with that of China and based heavily on manufacturing or services. Shipping, electronics, computers, shoes, textiles, plastics, etc. Your current GDP would make you an economic superpower and this could not be rationalized for an economy based on primary goods and fishing. On second thought, I'd reduce your GDP per capita to be on par with that of the US, Canada, or the UK. I want a finished Factbook too. It'll go in the lore section when it's completed.

    Minachia wrote:Minachia's application.

    ACCEPTED! Your application looks excellent, though I'll mention that your economy should bear some resemblance to that of China, Germany, or Japan given your GDP. Your GDP per capita isn't far off from what the US's, so that's good. You're definitely an economic superpower and regional military power. Beyond that, I'd come up with more creative names for your cities. If you want help, we can discuss it here or on Discord. A good strategy is to find smaller city or town names in particular countries using Google maps.

    Greater Vanya wrote:Vanya's application.

    Hey, self, finish up and I'll accept you. ACCEPTED!

    Kefalaria wrote:Kefalaria's application.

    I'm a little bit concerned about how far your nation is from nations that would share a similar culture and language. We can create an island chain for you closer to the continent that Minachia and Vanya occupy if you'd like. If you're dead-set on the location you requested, I'll allow it provided you can explain why !Indo-Europeans wound up in the middle of our !Asia. PENDING

    Crotin wrote:Crotin's application.

    I do not have a way of converting your currency to USD, though my suspicion is that your GDP and GDP per capita might be a bit too high to be realistic. You don't generally get over 60,000 USD as your GDP per capita unless you're a small city-state and European polity in real life. Once that's done, ACCEPTED!

    Renkai wrote:Entaria's application.

    Again, the US's GDP is 19.39 trillion and China's is 12.24 trillion. I request that you decrease yours to adequately uphold our realism standards. PENDING


    ACCEPTED! I just need a viable military size.
    Last edited by Elparia Founder on Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:22 am, edited 7 times in total.

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    Minachia
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    Postby Minachia » Wed Oct 24, 2018 2:35 pm

    Elparia Founder wrote:
    Minachia wrote:Minachia's application.

    ACCEPTED! Your application looks excellent, though I'll mention that your economy should bear some resemblance to that of China, Germany, or Japan given your GDP. Your GDP per capita isn't far off from what the US's, so that's good. You're definitely an economic superpower and regional military power. Beyond that, I'd come up with more creative names for your cities. If you want help, we can discuss it here or on Discord. A good strategy is to find smaller city or town names in particular countries using Google maps.

    Done making new (mostly) names. Thank you, random name generators! Also, what do you mean by 'should bear some resemblance to China, Germany and Japan'? Do you mean what the main components of the economy should be (automotive, pharmaceutical, arms, etc.) or by the economic type (capitalist/free market, planned, etc.)?
    EDIT: I also changed my map claim.
    Last edited by Minachia on Sat Oct 27, 2018 4:46 pm, edited 2 times in total.
    Be a good person and don't use NS stats. The insane ones, at least.
    Full name: Caero-Minachia. The CH is hard because Italian spelling.
    Basically Rome, but Christian and modern.
    Now with more Slavs!
    Our leader has a ridiculously long title.
    Carthago delenda est.
    Lutheran Christian (LCMS), politically apathetic (
    though I have gotten recent interest in Christian Democracy).
    Elparia's Official Florida Man.
    Christ is King, even if you don't believe it.
    ♔ Monarchist
    Una buonissima canzone.
    More OOC crap.
    Discord, 'cause why not?

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    Postby Essotori » Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:55 pm

    Nation: Essotori

    Capital: Radonstinatle

    Important Cities: Stuttenbor, Norfolke, Basilinople, Tathenia, Queensville, Aceniae.

    Government Type: Theocratic Integralist Monarchy

    Head of Government: Nozerod (Meaning something around King-Arch Bishop) James (Leonard-Hill being double barrelled second name, but this isn't known to Essotori's population, purely addressed as "Holy Nozerod" or other honorific)

    Head of State: Nozerod James Leonard Hill.

    Economy Type: Almost Laissez Faire capitalism (anything goes as long as it doesn't directly attack the regime, some restrained anti trust, but rarely employed, incentives on military goods)

    Population: 70 million

    Military Size and Description: 1 million active. The army is the most funded and important arm of Essotori, as such, most of the infrastructure and economy is based around it's maintainence.

    Ethnic/Racial Group(s):
    20% English (Esso)
    80% Greek (Tori)

    Language(s):
    English
    Greek

    Religion(s):
    Nozerod Christianity (Essotori version of Christianity)
    Tori Pagan Folk religions. (Illegal.)

    GDP: 5 trillion Tori Drachia

    GDP Per Capita: 28 thousand Tori Drachia

    HDI: 3

    History/Factbook: (TBA)

    Map Claim:
    Image

    Geography:
    Mountainous, the coastal areas are dominated by fisheries in rural communities and sprawling urban cities.

    Climate:
    Moderate temperature, average of 15 degrees.

    Status within the region:
    New RPer, Elparian.
    Role-Play Sample:

    Additional Information:
    The United Kingdom of Essotori
    Essotori Imperial Overstructure (Includes Rooding and Suntterland)
    Libentern - Kovrenzia - Eugrela


    Nozerod - Mary Hill
    Regency Council
    Parliament of Direct Authority - 1200 Seats
    Parliament of Regal Authority - 300 Seats
    Congress of Duchies - 24 State Representatives

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    Crotin
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    Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

    Postby Crotin » Thu Oct 25, 2018 11:49 am

    Elparia Founder wrote:
    Crotin wrote:Crotin's application.

    I do not have a way of converting your currency to USD, though my suspicion is that your GDP and GDP per capita might be a bit too high to be realistic. You don't generally get over 60,000 USD as your GDP per capita unless you're a small city-state and European polity in real life. Once that's done, ACCEPTED!

    Okay, so I edited the GDP and GDP per capita but that did also lead me to increase the population. Also, I found a way to edit the map and this is the part of the map I'm talking about. https://postimg.cc/BPLqgMBF (I'm not exactly sure how to put photos on here so i converted it to a url)

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    Derptingtonn
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    Postby Derptingtonn » Fri Oct 26, 2018 6:29 am

    bepis

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    Soviet-Socialist Russia
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    Ex-Nation

    Postby Soviet-Socialist Russia » Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:27 am

    Is there a limit on how big our population is?

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    Elparia Founder
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    Postby Elparia Founder » Fri Nov 02, 2018 10:55 am

    So I've noticed a lot of inflated GDPs and GDPs per capita. As such, I'm going to post a list of real-life statistics to help establish an idea of what is realistic.

    World Factbook, GDP per capita - CIA

    You'll notice that the first fifteen nations on the list are micro-nations, city-states, or minor European powers with no eminent military presence abroad. The first notable nation to occur on the list is the USA. We don't all have to be wealthy world powers to write an interesting story. My country's statistics for example would make it a developing country on par with Georgia or Armenia. Keep that in in mind and try to add a little spark to your nation and story.

    GDP - World Bank

    Here's some statistics for GDPs as well. Please review the information.

    Soviet-Socialist Russia wrote:Is there a limit on how big our population is?

    Not a hard limit, no. We merely ask that you exercise discretion and try to abide by approximate principles of realism. Having a population the size of China's with the GDP per capita and living standards of Liechtenstein wouldn't be realistic for example.

    Crotin wrote:Okay, so I edited the GDP and GDP per capita but that did also lead me to increase the population. Also, I found a way to edit the map and this is the part of the map I'm talking about. https://postimg.cc/BPLqgMBF (I'm not exactly sure how to put photos on here so i converted it to a url)

    Your GDP per capita is a bit large for such a populous nation. Please look at the statistics I posted above. I'd look at European countries on both lists specifically. The UK perhaps. Or Germany. Or France.
    Last edited by Elparia Founder on Fri Nov 02, 2018 10:58 am, edited 2 times in total.

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    Crotin
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    Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

    Postby Crotin » Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:24 am

    Elparia Founder wrote:
    Crotin wrote:Okay, so I edited the GDP and GDP per capita but that did also lead me to increase the population. Also, I found a way to edit the map and this is the part of the map I'm talking about. https://postimg.cc/BPLqgMBF (I'm not exactly sure how to put photos on here so i converted it to a url)

    Your GDP per capita is a bit large for such a populous nation. Please look at the statistics I posted above. I'd look at European countries on both lists specifically. The UK perhaps. Or Germany. Or France.

    So, I edited it so that my GDP per capita is 64,000 and my GDP is about 7.5 trillion. Is that still too high or should I lower it even more?

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    Kefalaria
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    Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

    Postby Kefalaria » Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:17 am

    Elparia Founder wrote:
    Kefalaria wrote:Kefalaria's application.

    I'm a little bit concerned about how far your nation is from nations that would share a similar culture and language. We can create an island chain for you closer to the continent that Minachia and Vanya occupy if you'd like. If you're dead-set on the location you requested, I'll allow it provided you can explain why !Indo-Europeans wound up in the middle of our !Asia. PENDING

    What do you mean? Is that island chain apart of the Asia-Region of Elparia? If it is, I was unaware. I would be happy to have a new island chain, if that is the case.
    Last edited by Kefalaria on Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:18 am, edited 1 time in total.

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