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Little St Nick
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Scandinavian Liberal Paradise

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas!

Postby Little St Nick » Sun Nov 11, 2018 2:51 pm

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Ho, ho, ho! With winter started, it's time to turn our thoughts to Christmas! Of course, the little elves have been thinking about it all year, busy making preparations. But we still need a little assistance. Could you be Santa's little helper?

The Nice List

Do you know any good girls or boys that deserve special recognition? If you believe a nation or region you know has made a real difference to NationStates this year, please contact Little St Nick with the name and a few words of why they deserve to be on Santa's Nice List.

Advent Calendar

Be part of our countdown to Christmas! Send Little St Nick a link to a suitable picture, and we'll put it in our advent calendar. Like last year, each picture will also be flown as a flag above our region for a day.

A feast for all nations!

Saving the most delicious ideas until last - New this year is our Christmas Cookbook. Whether you choose a traditional Christmas pudding, or new sprout dishes, we are interested in hearing your best recipes, and GoodKingWenceslas would like to hear them. So bring us some figgy pudding, and bring it right here.

We'll be bringing you more festive events as the big day gets closer. Merry Christmas!


Co-authored with Earthbound immortal squad and GoodKingWenceslas
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Le Front de Liberation du Midand
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Corrupt Dictatorship

Postby Le Front de Liberation du Midand » Sun Nov 11, 2018 3:21 pm

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Under capitalism, the meaning of Christmas is shameless commercialism and rampant consumer spending, justified by appeals to higher values. But it is socialism, a system based on human need, that more properly embodies the “true meaning of Christmas”: concern for our fellow human beings, helping the poor and sick, peace and international solidarity. By taking the means of production out of the hands of the capitalist class and putting them into common ownership under democratic workers’ control, we can put society’s resources where they are most needed and build a future where the seasonal aspirations of the holiday can become a permanent reality.

After becoming the first nation in the South Pacific to be placed on the Naughty List in Beepee's Naughty or Nice List, 2018, Le Front de Liberation du Midand has retaliated by releasing the dreaded "A Marxist Interpretation of Christmas Carols" like a bomb on the RMB's of nationstates.

“All I Want for Christmas is You”
I don’t want a lot for Christmas
There’s just one thing I need.
I don’t care about presents
Underneath the Christmas tree.

— What these lyrics really mean: The proletariat is starting to revolt and is rejecting boorish materialism.
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GoodKingWenceslas
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Postby GoodKingWenceslas » Sun Nov 11, 2018 3:47 pm

Le Front de Liberation du Midand wrote:

Under capitalism, the meaning of Christmas is shameless commercialism and rampant consumer spending, justified by appeals to higher values. But it is socialism, a system based on human need, that more properly embodies the “true meaning of Christmas”: concern for our fellow human beings, helping the poor and sick, peace and international solidarity. By taking the means of production out of the hands of the capitalist class and putting them into common ownership under democratic workers’ control, we can put society’s resources where they are most needed and build a future where the seasonal aspirations of the holiday can become a permanent reality.

After becoming the first nation in the South Pacific to be placed on the Naughty List in Beepee's Naughty or Nice List, 2018, Le Front de Liberation du Midand has retaliated by releasing the dreaded "A Marxist Interpretation of Christmas Carols" like a bomb on the RMB's of nationstates.

“All I Want for Christmas is You”

I don’t want a lot for Christmas
There’s just one thing I need.
I don’t care about presents
Underneath the Christmas tree.

— What these lyrics really mean: The proletariat is starting to revolt and is rejecting boorish materialism.



This is great. Thanks for posting :)

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Indo-Malaysia
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Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby Indo-Malaysia » Sun Nov 11, 2018 3:55 pm

After seeing that picture, I now regard my theories that Father Christmas is an alter ego of Karl Marx, are true.
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Miss Bad Life Choices
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Moralistic Democracy

Postby Miss Bad Life Choices » Sun Nov 11, 2018 4:42 pm

It's not even american thanksgiving yet.
WHY
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Indo-Malaysia
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Postby Indo-Malaysia » Sun Nov 11, 2018 4:45 pm

Miss Bad Life Choices wrote:It's not even american thanksgiving yet.
WHY

America is irrelevant.

RULE, BRITTANIA!

BRITTANIA RULES THE WAVES!!
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Alkasia
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Postby Alkasia » Sun Nov 11, 2018 4:59 pm

Miss Bad Life Choices wrote:It's not even american thanksgiving yet.
WHY

Thanksgiving isn't a real holiday.
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Miss Bad Life Choices
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Postby Miss Bad Life Choices » Sun Nov 11, 2018 5:06 pm

Alkasia wrote:
Miss Bad Life Choices wrote:It's not even american thanksgiving yet.
WHY

Thanksgiving isn't a real holiday.


I was using it as a time frame :P
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Little St Nick
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Scandinavian Liberal Paradise

Postby Little St Nick » Sun Nov 11, 2018 10:52 pm

Miss Bad Life Choices wrote:It's not even american thanksgiving yet.
WHY

Ho ho ho! As all our little elves know, a good Christmas needs planned in advance. Our Advent calendar needs to be ready before 1st of December. We want to avoid having excited children opening the little doors and finding nothing behind!

Merry Christmas!

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Areulder
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Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Areulder » Wed Nov 14, 2018 5:45 am

Miss Bad Life Choices wrote:It's not even american thanksgiving yet.
WHY

Christmas must be returned to the antebellum borders of the black friday agreement.

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Postby Sierra Lyricalia » Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:52 pm

Le Front de Liberation du Midand wrote:<snip>


More of this kind of thing, please!
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Kawaii Schoolgirl
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Father Knows Best State

Postby Kawaii Schoolgirl » Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:42 pm

Hail to our friends in Christmas! o/
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Rusthenia
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Democratic Socialists

Postby Rusthenia » Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:56 pm

So this is Christmas and what have you done
Another year over, a new one just begun

And so this is Christmas, I hope you have fun
The near and the dear ones, the old and the young

A very merry Christmas and a happy New Year
Let's hope it's a good one without any fears

And so this is Christmas for weak and for strong
For rich and poor ones, the road is so long

And so happy Christmas for black and for white
For yellow and red ones let's stop all the fights

A very merry Christmas and a happy New Year
Let's hope it's a good one without any fear
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And so this is Christmas and what have we done
Another year over, a new one just begun

And so happy Christmas we hope you have fun
The near and the dear ones, the old and the young

A very merry Christmas and a happy New Year
Let's hope it's a good one without any fear

War is over if you want it, war is over now
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★ The Socialist Soviet Republic of Rusthenia ✷ Socialističeskaja Sovetskaja Respublika russenia★
✷ an Marxist-Leninist state in Eurasian and the Alaskan Peninsula led by Premier Vassili Karantiro★
Moskva Chronicle: The Polish Autonomous Commune becomes the Polish SSR alongside the Finnish SSR and Northern Persian SSR. US Pres Jeffrey Clark Announces summit with Rusthenian leader Vassili Karantirov. Premier Vassili Karantiro becomes Premier after Coup 
International Coverage: Imperial Persia demands the Northern Persian SSR and for the Southern Persian Republic be annexed. The Turks renounce their claim on Eastern Thrace.

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Indo-Malaysia
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Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby Indo-Malaysia » Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:14 am

Aha!

Sneaking in pictures from John Lennon & The Plastic Ono Band are we? :)
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Earthbound immortal squad
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Democratic Socialists

Postby Earthbound immortal squad » Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:08 pm

Areulder wrote:
Miss Bad Life Choices wrote:It's not even american thanksgiving yet.
WHY

Christmas must be returned to the antebellum borders of the black friday agreement.


Never Christmas will continue to grow until it consumes every day of the year. Just like that guy who treats every day as Christmas can't remember his name.

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Rusthenia
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Democratic Socialists

Postby Rusthenia » Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:29 am

Indo-Malaysia wrote:Aha!

Sneaking in pictures from John Lennon & The Plastic Ono Band are we? :)


Aha!
USS Monitor wrote:It's long...
★ The Socialist Soviet Republic of Rusthenia ✷ Socialističeskaja Sovetskaja Respublika russenia★
✷ an Marxist-Leninist state in Eurasian and the Alaskan Peninsula led by Premier Vassili Karantiro★
Moskva Chronicle: The Polish Autonomous Commune becomes the Polish SSR alongside the Finnish SSR and Northern Persian SSR. US Pres Jeffrey Clark Announces summit with Rusthenian leader Vassili Karantirov. Premier Vassili Karantiro becomes Premier after Coup 
International Coverage: Imperial Persia demands the Northern Persian SSR and for the Southern Persian Republic be annexed. The Turks renounce their claim on Eastern Thrace.

NStats not used. this nation isn't my political views.

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Earthbound immortal squad
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Democratic Socialists

Postby Earthbound immortal squad » Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:13 pm

Rusthenia wrote:
Indo-Malaysia wrote:Aha!

Sneaking in pictures from John Lennon & The Plastic Ono Band are we? :)


Aha!


Indeed!

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Earthbound immortal squad
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Postby Earthbound immortal squad » Wed Nov 21, 2018 11:45 am


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Little St Nick
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Scandinavian Liberal Paradise

I love the smell of pine-needles in the morning!

Postby Little St Nick » Tue Nov 27, 2018 3:26 pm

Last call for your suggestions for advent calendar pictures, recipes, and Nice List suggestions!

We've hung up our Advent Calendar. I can't wait until Saturday! What will be behind that first door?

We've potted our Christmas tree too - it's all ready to be decorated at the weekend. Drop by then, grab an egg-nog, and help us trim the tree.

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

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GoodKingWenceslas
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Left-Leaning College State

Postby GoodKingWenceslas » Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:35 am

Got recipes? Well you still have time to submit them.

Deadline for recipe submission in our cookbook is December 7th

Come one, come all

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Neo Domais
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Democratic Socialists

Postby Neo Domais » Sun Dec 02, 2018 1:45 pm

Extalia got a new flag because of the holiday called Christmas!
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Little St Nick
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Scandinavian Liberal Paradise

Postby Little St Nick » Sun Dec 02, 2018 4:26 pm

Neo Domais wrote:Extalia got a new flag because of the holiday called Christmas!

I love it! It looks great!

We've started decorating our Christmas tree. Each decoration links to a nation on our Nice List.

The first two are German Holy Roman Empire and Deerfenland, who helped a friend who was feeling suicidal. German Holy Roman Empire also wrote a dispatch, linking to suicide helpline resources.

We've opened the second door of our advent calendar, and what do you know? It's also the first night of Channukah! So for tonight, we're serving latkes along with our traditional sprouts.

We've a game of Emoji Charades going on - your welcome to take a guess, or maybe add your own puzzle.

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Postby The blAAtschApen » Sun Dec 02, 2018 4:27 pm

viewtopic.php?f=20&t=454835

It's the season to be jolly.
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Little St Nick
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Postby Little St Nick » Sun Dec 02, 2018 5:01 pm

The blAAtschApen wrote:https://forum.nationstates.net/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=454835

It's the season to be jolly.


I guess so! - viewtopic.php?f=12&t=391428&start=347

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Escade
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Postby Escade » Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:04 pm

I love the WFE adorableness and also the dispatch <3 yay

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