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Frievolk
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Culture Shock the AN: VI

Postby Frievolk » Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:45 pm

So, we've finally reached the sixth version of this thread. You already know the drill, but I would now like to take this opportunity to continue the tradition of passing down the OP that has survived through the ages:

Basically, post an interesting tidbit about your nation's culture (but this can include military, legislative, or any other interesting facts) that you think the nation above would find a bit shocking. (I would recommend skimming through factbooks or looking for previous posts on this thread for the best possible shock!)

Example:

Nation 1: "Our people hate homosexuals, and stone them to death!"
Nation 2: "We are a country full of lesbians."
Nation 3: "We have perfected wormhole technology."
Nation 4: "A Social Democrat won our last election for president."
Nation 5: "A popular pastime in our nation is paying strippers to kick us in the gut and tell us we don't matter."

And so on...

Since I have nothing to shock, I get to wait.
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♔ Led by Kaiser Johann, Part of the Erstwelt
TIL more countries have democratically transitioned into monarchism than they have into republicanism.

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Kyria
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Founded: Sep 29, 2018
Moralistic Democracy

Postby Kyria » Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:47 pm

We are quite content with our republicanism and will defend it with all our strength.
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Likar
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Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Likar » Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:47 pm

We are the first to always post!
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Kyria
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Founded: Sep 29, 2018
Moralistic Democracy

Postby Kyria » Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:48 pm

Likar wrote:We are the first to always post!

False!
/skip
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Christian Atheism
Patriotism
Constitutionalism
Sovereignty
Anti:
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Theocracy
Americanisation
World Govt.
Postmodernism
Apathy
"Make not, when you work a deed of shame, the scoundrel's plea, 'my forebears did the same.’"
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Skyhooked
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Anarchy

Postby Skyhooked » Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:50 pm

Likar wrote:We are the first to always post!


Victimless "crimes" are not crimes in Skyhooked.
Skyhooked is MT/PMT with a few FT elements. Military is factbook only. NS stats can be used too.
If you wanna know more about this haven of sin: https://forum.nationstates.net/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=418281&start=300

Our country offers: Alcohol, guns, cigars, weed, gambling, beaches and tons of souvenirs. And our current special: All guns and ammo from "Six Barrels" 20% discount.

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Auzkhia
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Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby Auzkhia » Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:52 pm

We used to have a custom of pay toilets until homeless people just shat on the roads, so we started to free them up.
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Ungvarnfjall
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Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Ungvarnfjall » Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:56 pm

Likar wrote:We are the first to always post!

Our countryside is dotted with tall Irminsuls, which are very important monuments to our people, and also depicted on our flag!
The Ungvarn Herald:~ The Seventh Era has begun! • • • The summons to Haglkornheilagr has been answered. High Jarl Thror-nor any of the attendees-have spoken of what occurred there. • • • Alfland, the large Alfr-majority City in Southern Ungvarnfjall, has decided that it will no longer migrate yearly. • • • A strange, new fish has been caught in large numbers in the Summer Sea. It has large, bone-like scales that have proven extremely hard to break and pale, tasteless flesh. Many fishermen have come to know it as 'Kaþjarsfiskr.'
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Greate Boston
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Left-Leaning College State

Postby Greate Boston » Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:59 pm

Surprisingly, the most influential people of the Commonwealth are close friends. (Mayor John Hancock, Investigative Journalist Piper Wright, Minuteman Colonel Preston Garvey, Detective Nick Valentine, an Individual only known as Deacon, and surprisingly former raider Cait Fitzherbert)
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Silver Commonwealth
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Psychotic Dictatorship

Postby Silver Commonwealth » Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:01 pm

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Auzkhia
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Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby Auzkhia » Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:03 pm

Dragon assimilation is a slow process, but it has yield some results with the first few nationalized dragons in the realm, they used to be extremely isolationist.
Hello, I'm Auzi.
I do not use NS page statistics.
PONIES UNITE!!!
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Alles über mich, everything about me.
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Democratic Exodian Territories
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Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Democratic Exodian Territories » Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:46 pm

The private security contractor is a decently-respected career as opposed to how PMCs are viewed in other nations; this is because we made extensive use of foreign PMCs during our own failed rebellion prior to the creation of Exodia.
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Ariyasahr
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Authoritarian Democracy

Postby Ariyasahr » Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:57 pm

The Empire places very strict regulations on civilian armaments, most being restricted to basic and outdated chemically propelled kinetic weapons with limited range and ammunition capacity, such as pistols, and even then only after passing a stringent examination to ensure that they can be trusted with it. As a result, PMCs or militias are unheard of.
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Kyria
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Moralistic Democracy

Postby Kyria » Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:57 pm

We detain private mercenaries.

AN: The executive branch is the Federal Council, which consists of eight individuals also comprising the cabinet.
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New Transeurasia
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Left-Leaning College State

Postby New Transeurasia » Sat Dec 08, 2018 3:24 pm

Kyria wrote:We detain private mercenaries.

AN: The executive branch is the Federal Council, which consists of eight individuals also comprising the cabinet.

The head of state and head of government are non-ceremonial, elected, and are even required for some highly important decisions to make(constitutional amendment, new province, etc..).
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We are basically Russia/Soviet Union but democratic after 2 more russian civil wars in 1924-1926 and 1929-1930. The flag is not yugoslavia, It is pan-slavic colors.

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The Great Imperator Jeffrey
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Iron Fist Consumerists

Postby The Great Imperator Jeffrey » Sat Dec 08, 2018 3:27 pm

Our head of state is also the head of government and he has all the say in everything. He is also not elected.
The Empire is ruled by God-Imperator Jeffrey the Conqueror of Universes, Rightful Ruler of All, and Supreme Leader for All Eternity. The God-Imperator has control over a significant portion of the multiverse. Everyone is oppressed.
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Many aspects of this nation reflect my political beliefs, but highly exaggerated.

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Deltanium
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Founded: Feb 09, 2018
Corporate Bordello

Postby Deltanium » Sat Dec 08, 2018 3:27 pm

Althoug hwe are in Slavic land, we are ethnically Germanic.

AN: We have an elected head of Government as we are a Parliamentary Monarchy
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Wochaystein
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Founded: May 06, 2018
Tyranny by Majority

Postby Wochaystein » Sat Dec 08, 2018 3:27 pm

New Transeurasia wrote:
Kyria wrote:We detain private mercenaries.

AN: The executive branch is the Federal Council, which consists of eight individuals also comprising the cabinet.

The head of state and head of government are non-ceremonial, elected, and are even required for some highly important decisions to make(constitutional amendment, new province, etc..).

We are an Empire, but we don't have sovereignty

AN: Same
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Deltanium
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Founded: Feb 09, 2018
Corporate Bordello

Postby Deltanium » Sat Dec 08, 2018 3:29 pm

Wochaystein wrote:
New Transeurasia wrote:The head of state and head of government are non-ceremonial, elected, and are even required for some highly important decisions to make(constitutional amendment, new province, etc..).

We are an Empire, but we don't have sovereignty

AN: Same


WHAT?! :blink:

/skip
I’m moving to Deltia

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Kyria
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Founded: Sep 29, 2018
Moralistic Democracy

Postby Kyria » Sat Dec 08, 2018 3:32 pm

Faith is strictly separated from the state, but some religious practices can be punished criminally if deemed abhorrent by the judicial branch.
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Pro:
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Environmentalism
Christian Atheism
Patriotism
Constitutionalism
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Anti:
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Theocracy
Americanisation
World Govt.
Postmodernism
Apathy
"Make not, when you work a deed of shame, the scoundrel's plea, 'my forebears did the same.’"
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Nevv Vegas
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Father Knows Best State

Postby Nevv Vegas » Sat Dec 08, 2018 3:57 pm

New Vegas is a hard autocracy, remaining with capitalism.
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New Transeurasia
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Left-Leaning College State

Postby New Transeurasia » Sat Dec 08, 2018 5:49 pm

New Transeurasia is a capitalist libertarian federal democracy.
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NStats are a secret plot by the government to make Coca-Cola smell like New Jersey.
Founder of Libera Mundi. Come join! We have lots of space on the RP map.
[ ✝ [ [ ] ] ]
(•_•(•_•(•_•)•_•)•_•)
We are basically Russia/Soviet Union but democratic after 2 more russian civil wars in 1924-1926 and 1929-1930. The flag is not yugoslavia, It is pan-slavic colors.

NTGN/New Transeurasian State News: Suspected Antifa bombing on Portland(Oregon Province) Metro at Providence Park station kills 21 ǀ Antifa base raided in east Portland(Oregon Province), 19 + possible base leader captured.

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Frievolk
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Founded: Jun 14, 2018
Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby Frievolk » Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:26 pm

There are multiple multicontinental states in our world. They're not necessarily "colonial empires" though (because said states are not colonies)
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Libertarian Constitutionalist
Part-time Anarchist
Anti-Monotheist
Iranian Nationalist
Templates
♔ The Frievolker Empire || Frievolker Kaiserreik
♔ The Realm in the Sun || De Reik in de Sonne
♔ Led by Kaiser Johann, Part of the Erstwelt
TIL more countries have democratically transitioned into monarchism than they have into republicanism.

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Deltanium
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Posts: 243
Founded: Feb 09, 2018
Corporate Bordello

Postby Deltanium » Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:10 am

We prefer pancakes to waffles
I’m moving to Deltia

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Marcianus
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Founded: Aug 16, 2017
Corporate Bordello

Postby Marcianus » Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:13 am

Our constitutional monarchy is actually effective.
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Frievolk
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Founded: Jun 14, 2018
Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby Frievolk » Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:27 am

Our system of governance is something between Prussian Constitutionalism and Westminister-style Constitutionalism
OOC
Libertarian Constitutionalist
Part-time Anarchist
Anti-Monotheist
Iranian Nationalist
Templates
♔ The Frievolker Empire || Frievolker Kaiserreik
♔ The Realm in the Sun || De Reik in de Sonne
♔ Led by Kaiser Johann, Part of the Erstwelt
TIL more countries have democratically transitioned into monarchism than they have into republicanism.

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