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Tarsas
Minister
 
Posts: 2032
Founded: Mar 25, 2010
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Pardes Official Application Thread

Postby Tarsas » Sun Dec 23, 2018 8:11 pm

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Our Vision is to have a region that creates a world in which our members can conduct creative and quality Modern Tech (MT) role-plays while setting a community standard for realism, cooperation, collaborative world building. Pardes is founded by members who enjoy the experience of writing and world building in a realistic MT setting. We hope to create a community spirit of fun and enjoyable role-playing on the national scale with emphasis on freedom of creativity and realism.



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    We are looking for creative writers to join us in worldbuilding through roleplays. The region consists of realistic, modern-tech nations. Our worldbuilding is a collaborative group projects; you should engage in developing and fleshing out regional history and economics.

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    [b][u]1. Applicant OOC Information[/u][/b]
    [b]a) Nationstates Name[/b]:
    [b]b) Current Region on Nationstates[/b]:
    [b]c) Time on Nationstates[/b]:
    [b]d) Previous regions?[/b]:
    [list][*]Example [/list]
    [b]d(i)) Are you known by/played other nations besides your current one?[/b]:
    [list][*] Example [/list]
    [b]e) How did you hear about Pardes?[/b]:
    [b]e(i)) Were you recommended to Pardes?[/b]:

    [b][u]2. Roleplay History (Please give 3 examples)[/b][/u]
    [b]A.[/b]
    [b]B.[/b]
    [b]C.[/b]


    [b][u]3. Proposed IC National Information[/b][/u]
    [b]a) Nation's IC name (stylized as Common Name/Formal, Official Name)[/b]:
    [b]b) Nation's type of government[/b]:
    [b]c) Nation's type of economy[/b]:
    [b]d) Nation's IC population[/b]:
    [b]e) Nation's IC Nominal GDP[/b]:
    [b]f) Nation's IC GDP per capita[/b]:
    [b]g) Nation's head of state (title and name)[/b]:
    [b]h) Nation's head of gov’t (if applicable)[/b]:
    [b]i) What is your ideal location on the regional map? (Please link an imgur or similarly generated claim, or just state the general region (e.g. "notEastern Europe") or closeness to an existing IC country (e.g. "East of Tarsas")[/b]

    [b][u]4. Proposed IC National Information (Continued)[/b][/u]
    [b]a) Summary of your nation (touching upon its history, culture, politics, society, geography, or other relevant phenomena)[/b]:
    [b]b) What language(s) are spoken in your nation? Is there an official language? Other recognized languages?[/b]:
    [b]c) What ethnic and racial group(s) are present in your nation?[/b]:
    [b]d) What are the major religion(s) among your population? Any notable minority religion(s)?[/b]:
    [b]e) Summarize your nation’s military (including the name, size [by personnel], strategic role(s), service branches, etc.)[/b]:
    [b]f) Summarize your nation’s domestic politics (including political parties or factions, national/state/local relationships, political history, etc.)[/b]:
    [b]g) Summarize your nation’s economics (General political economy, notable imports/exports, any good/service you are self-sufficient on, international trade policy/ties, etc.)[/b]:

    [b][u]5. OOC and IC Regional Dynamics[/b][/u]
    [b]a)If asked to reduce the power and national strengths of your country, how would you do so?[/b]
    [b]b) What role do you see your nation fulfilling within the region ICly?[/b]:
    [b]c) Neutrally discuss the strengths and weaknesses of your nation (esp. military, political, and economic) and how they may affect existing IC geopolitics:[/b]
    [b]d) Do you agree to keep IC and OOC politics and players' individual views separate from RP and worldbuilding to the best of your ability?: Yes/No (bold your answer)[/b]
    [b]e) Do you agree to maintain civil discourse and reasonable conduct among players OOCly?: Yes/No (bold your answer)[/b]
    [b]f) Do you agree to avoid specifically engaging in trolling, targeting of other players, and other similar disruptive behavior among players OOCly?: Yes/No (bold your answer)[/b]
    Last edited by Tarsas on Tue Dec 25, 2018 5:56 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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    Ulkesi
    Civilian
     
    Posts: 1
    Founded: Jan 11, 2019
    Moralistic Democracy

    Postby Ulkesi » Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:20 am

    1. Applicant OOC Information
    a) Nationstates Name: Ulkesi
    b) Current Region on Nationstates: Aeia
    c) Time on Nationstates: Since 2015
    d) Previous regions?: Ubon, Admayora, Atlas, Kylaris
    • Example
    d(i)) Are you known by/played other nations besides your current one?: Newrey, Veleaz, and Cialdinia
    • Example
    e) How did you hear about Pardes?: Stumbled upon it on the forums
    e(i)) Were you recommended to Pardes?: No

    2. Roleplay History (Please give 3 examples)
    A. Family Grimm
    B. Halo: Trepidation
    C.Second Age of Gods (Using both Veleaz and Newrey


    3. Proposed IC National Information
    a) Nation's IC name (stylized as Common Name/Formal, Official Name): Ulkesi/The Second Republic of Ulkesi (Turkish: İkinci Cumhuriyet Göller Ülkesi)
    b) Nation's type of government: Unitary Presidential Republic
    c) Nation's type of economy: Free Market
    d) Nation's IC population: 91,385,689
    e) Nation's IC Nominal GDP: $720 billion
    f) Nation's IC GDP per capita: $7,878
    g) Nation's head of state (title and name): President Semih Sahan
    h) Nation's head of gov’t (if applicable): President Semih Sahan
    i) What is your ideal location on the regional map? (Please link an imgur or similarly generated claim, or just state the general region (e.g. "notEastern Europe") or closeness to an existing IC country (e.g. "East of Tarsas") The area marked in red

    4. Proposed IC National Information (Continued)
    a) Summary of your nation (touching upon its history, culture, politics, society, geography, or other relevant phenomena): The nation of Ulkesi is a relatively recent invention in comparison to other states, however the concept of the state has existed for a much longer time. The destruction of the Golden Coast Confederation in the late 13th-century, the region was forcibly split into numerous smaller states. It wasn't until the marriage of Harun I and Azra of Batı Nehri in 1560 that the idea of a united Ulkesi state came about, with the marriage uniting the two largest principalities. Taking the title of Emperor, Harun began a long campaign to conquer the rest of the Ulkesi states, with his sons taking on the cause after his death. By 1721, the Ulkesi states had all joined the large Empire of Zenginlik, achieving the dream of Harun. However, during the reign of Karadag II, the Conquests continued, marching further north than ever before to spread the power of Zenginlik. Despite reaching the pinnacle of its strength and size, the state entered a period of decline following Karadag's death. In an effort to consolidate the weakening social and political foundations of the empire, the monarchy started a period of repressionin the early 19th century, to prevent the death of the institution, however all it did was incite Republican fervour. The monarchy was officially deposed of during the Officer's Coup, and stripped of rank and forbidden to return. The Officer's then proclaimed the Republic of Göller Ülkesi. Instituting a wide array of reforms, the republic had a significant religious tone to it in favour of [TBA], moulding it to suit their religious requirements.

    The 20th century, despite the Republican efforts, proved to be just as filled with hardships. The rebellion and independence of several northern states saw many other regions of the empire begin to clamour for independence as well, however these were put down heavy-handedly by the sitting government. The state's involvement in [Global Conflict] and subsequent defeat spurred on another round of instability. Unsatisfied with how the republic was shaking and serving, a number of Senators declared an end to the republic in 1943, establishing the Second Republic of Göller Ülkesi, adopting a secularist approach as opposed to the First Republic, while also centralising the nation to allow for more direct control. These reforms, however, did little to satisfy some of the louder voices demanding independence, leading to the Ulkesi–TBA conflict, an armed conflict between the Second Republic and TBA insurgents, has been active since the establishment of the Second Republic, albeit with much less violence that in previous years.

    Primarily a Republican nation, the chief executive is the President who is both head of state and head of government, who also serves as the military commander-in-chief and chief diplomat. Executive power is exercised by the President. Legislative power is vested in the National Senate.

    The National Senate is the legislative branch of the federal government. It is bicameral, comprising the First Senate and the Second Senate. The Second Senate acts as the upper house of the government, however they posses very little voting power compared to the First Senate, being comprised of people elected via public petition for a perceived expertise of a subject deemed important to the nation. No Senators are allowed to be publicly part of any political party, due to the fact the Chamber is declared internationally neutral, and also as its purpose is to revise and critique any bills, as well as proposed amendments to make the bill more inclusive of the many minority groups in Ulkesi, passed by the First Chamber. The Chamber has a maximum of 150 members. First Senate is made up of 200 members, who are elected from established constituencies. The Chamber is responsible for the formation of bills and the voting of them, as well as the nomination of the President.

    Socially, the nation is relatively conservative, both socially and culturally, with the preservation of traditional values, such as opposition to abortion and opposition to same-sex marriage, however a rising tide of liberalism among the youth of the nation makes these contentious issues. Additionally, there's a severe disconnect betwenn the Ulkesi and the minority groups in the nation, with the Ulkesi supporting the continued existence of the Second Republic under its unitary state, while minority groups often support either autonomy or a more federal approach to the nation, while more extreme forces call for independence. Geographically, much of the nation's greenery is centred along the coastal regions, or the Central lakes, with the rest of the nation being classed as a semiarid central plateau, which is rimmed by hills and mountains that in many places limit access to the fertile, densely settled coastal regions.

    b) What language(s) are spoken in your nation? Is there an official language? Other recognized languages?: Ulkesi (Turkish) is the only official language of the state, however the use of Arabic, Hebrew, Armenian, Azerbaijani, and other Semitic/Levantine languages is common in minority areas.
    c) What ethnic and racial group(s) are present in your nation?: Ulkesi (Turkish) and other Semitic/Levantine groups
    d) What are the major religion(s) among your population? Any notable minority religion(s)?:TBA
    e) Summarize your nation’s military (including the name, size [by personnel], strategic role(s), service branches, etc.): Known as the Armed Forces of the Second Republic, the Forces currently stand at 300,000 strong, split between the Army (120,000), the Republican Navy (50,000), the Air Force (60,000) and the Secuirty Services (70,000). The stated goal of the Armed Forces are defined in the Constitution as 'The Defence and Security of the Second Republic and its borders and sovereignty''.
    f) Summarize your nation’s domestic politics (including political parties or factions, national/state/local relationships, political history, etc.): The Second Republic has three major parties, with the Republican Party and the National Party being the dominant two, while the Party of the Second Republic is often a deal-making coalition partner for many hung elections. The state itself is separated into three distinct sections, North, Central and South, though these have little political effect and usually done for organisational purposes. Being a unitary state, all political decisions are made by the Central Government, however the country is divided in 15 constituencies, which themselves are separated into smaller parishes. Funding for these parishes comes from the central government, who delegate it to the Constituencies who are permitted to divide it among parishes as they view appropriate, however that is often the extent of Constituency power, aside from being in charge of infrastructural repair and local policing.
    g) Summarize your nation’s economics (General political economy, notable imports/exports, any good/service you are self-sufficient on, international trade policy/ties, etc.): Economically, the nation is an open market. However, in practice, many companies in Ulkesi are subject to Union Law, with legal consequences should they violate any of them, such as underpaying workers or unfair contracts. As such, the Department of Union Affairs is one of the largest governmental departments, with workers permitted to submit offered contracts to the Department to ensure its legality. The nation itself is a major agricultural and manufacturing hub, producing large amounts of crops yearly, to the point of almost self-sufficiency. Aside from agriculture, the largest export sectors of the nation are apparel, foodstuffs, textiles, metal manufactures and transport equipment. The nation also imports much of its fuel from abroad, as well as unfinished goods so that they can be finished in Ulkesi. Chemicals and machinery are also the largest imports of the nation. The nation also practices a low-tariff policy with its trading partners, allowing it to bring more goods into the nation to sell abroad.

    5. OOC and IC Regional Dynamics
    a)If asked to reduce the power and national strengths of your country, how would you do so? Population, nation size, and GDP
    b) What role do you see your nation fulfilling within the region ICly?: A regional power, with close ties to not!European nations due to its secular and Republican ideals
    c) Neutrally discuss the strengths and weaknesses of your nation (esp. military, political, and economic) and how they may affect existing IC geopolitics: The largest strengths of the nation lay in its commitment to its people, inspiring a sort of loyalty from its populace that is unique in the world. Additionally, its military is well trained and equipped, with an Oath to the Republic being mandatory to all soldiers to ensure they will do all they can to protect the nation. Economically, the nation's role as a cross-roads of trade allows it to amass a significant amount of soft power in the local region. However, its weaknesses lay in the divide among Ulkesi Unitarians and minority federalists, as well as the more violent members of the debate that clamour for independence. Furthermore, its policy of low tariff trade makes for the possibility of it being importing significantly more than it can export, leading to a worrying trade imbalance of the state.
    d) Do you agree to keep IC and OOC politics and players' individual views separate from RP and worldbuilding to the best of your ability?: Yes/No (bold your answer)
    e) Do you agree to maintain civil discourse and reasonable conduct among players OOCly?: Yes/No (bold your answer)
    f) Do you agree to avoid specifically engaging in trolling, targeting of other players, and other similar disruptive behavior among players OOCly?: Yes/No (bold your answer)

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    Achesia
    Negotiator
     
    Posts: 6304
    Founded: Sep 26, 2009
    Father Knows Best State

    Postby Achesia » Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:44 pm

    Just posted a new RP for Pardes!

    A Truce of Trust

    Synopsis: In a land that is written off as being a "20th century era conflict" trouble is brewing for the ethnic colonial populace who are trying to hold on to the Vitharan majority nation. In the midst of increased ethnic strife new challenges arise from parties that would be unlikely given the full landscape of the never-ending conflict in Lieuaban.
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    Licana
    Post Marshal
     
    Posts: 15817
    Founded: Jul 26, 2010
    Left-wing Utopia

    Postby Licana » Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:53 am

    1. Applicant OOC Information
    a) Nationstates Name: Licana
    b) Current Region on Nationstates: Tom Clancys Meme Team
    c) Time on Nationstates: Been here since 2010
    d) Previous regions?:
    • Tetrakon
    • The Directorate
    • Terra Firma
    d(i)) Are you known by/played other nations besides your current one?:
    • Bosque Del Fuego (Terra Firma)
    e) How did you hear about Pardes?: Transnapastain
    e(i)) Were you recommended to Pardes?: Yes

    2. Roleplay History (Please give 3 examples)
    A. Loose Cannon
    B. Evisceration of the People
    C. Guardians of Freedom


    3. Proposed IC National Information
    a) Nation's IC name (stylized as Common Name/Formal, Official Name): Trinovantum/Republic of Trinovantum
    b) Nation's type of government: Unitary Parliamentary Monarchy
    c) Nation's type of economy: Dirigist Capitalism
    d) Nation's IC population: 143.5 Million
    e) Nation's IC Nominal GDP: 7.117 trillion
    f) Nation's IC GDP per capita: 49,583
    g) Nation's head of state (title and name): Emperor Maximilian VI
    h) Nation's head of gov’t (if applicable): Prime Minister Adam Harper
    i) What is your ideal location on the regional map? In brown. Colonial Territories to be determined.

    4. Proposed IC National Information (Continued)
    a) Summary of your nation (touching upon its history, culture, politics, society, geography, or other relevant phenomena): With it's roots drawn from the Trinovantan Empire in the 2nd century BC(?), Trinovantum is a state that has existed in some form for over 2000 years. The empire rose to local prominence in the 1st-4th century AD(?), when it began conquering and subjugating neighboring tribes and city-states. However, the limits of the abilities of the centralized government were quickly reached, and these campaigns were brought to an end in the late 4th century. A period of decline followed in which the empire lost vassals, territory, and were subject to internal rebellions. By the 7th century, the internal problems plaguing the empire were rectified and the empire entered an era of relative stability.

    In the early 12th century, explorers reached the Kasaishiman continent. By the late 12th century, some settlements were established on this new land; however the primitive state of ocean-going shipbuilding and navigation prevented anything but small-scale colonization and the trade of luxury items from being profitable. At this time on the mainland, internal reforms saw the first limitations on the previously absolute power of the emperor by delegating certain administrative powers to a "council of lords" and ensuring the protection of rights for this class. With advances in navigational devices and ship-building that came in the 15th century, an intensive colonization effort of the Kasaishiman continent began.

    In 1674, revolts on the mainland force further reforms to the national government. Among the most important of these reforms was the opening of the "council of lords" to the press and the public. This proved to be a cataclysmic event, and by 1708 a new "council of the commons" was created to share legislative power with the council of lords. Over the next century, the political power of both the council of lords and the emperor would wane considerably, leaving the council of the commons and various newly created executive organizations the effective ruling government. By 1815, to reflect the sweeping changes of the government over the past century, the Trinovantan Empire was renamed to the Republic of Trinovantum. However, this would also mark the zenith of the nation's power on the world stage. Over the next two centuries, colonial uprisings and [global conflict(s)] would see the public's desire to maintain a vast empire strained. In the 21st century, the nation's primary focuses have shifted to maintaining its current holdings, brokering trade with other advanced nations, and managing its internal politics.
    b) What language(s) are spoken in your nation? Is there an official language? Other recognized languages?: Trinoan (it's English) is the official and only recognized language of the republic.
    c) What ethnic and racial group(s) are present in your nation?: Central Ordian (97%) with other Ordian minorities
    d) What are the major religion(s) among your population? Any notable minority religion(s)?: Undecided at this time
    e) Summarize your nation’s military (including the name, size [by personnel], strategic role(s), service branches, etc.): The Trinovantan Military has ~800,000 personnel in total, divided between the Army, Navy, and Air Force. Between these services there are an additional ~350,000 reserve personnel that can be called upon in times of need.
    f) Summarize your nation’s domestic politics (including political parties or factions, national/state/local relationships, political history, etc.): The nation is separated into ~800 political districts with each district being given a representative in parliament. There are three major political parties: The longstanding Republican Party, the Conservative Party, and the isolationist Trinovantan National Front. Almost all legislative power resides on the national level, with local district governments having some executive and judicial powers in order to enforce the national policy.
    g) Summarize your nation’s economics (General political economy, notable imports/exports, any good/service you are self-sufficient on, international trade policy/ties, etc.): While capitalist, the government's responsibilities extend beyond regulation to playing an active part in directing the economy. Key national industries (road and rail, utilities, power generation) are fully nationalized, and other industries important to the national interest (agriculture, postal service, transportation, healthcare, resource exploitation, military industry, etc) are given incentives and subsides to direct their efforts towards the national interest.

    The nation has a robust industrial and manufacturing base but relies on trade and colonial exploitation to provide the raw materials these industries need, with rare earth elements being of specific concern in the modern era. The efficient agribusinesses of Trinovantum are becoming increasingly pressured by the growing population as well, resulting in a perpetual decrease in food exports and a reliance on imports projected to become a necessity in the coming decades. Primary trade exports consist of electronics, automobiles, luxury goods, and industrial tools.

    5. OOC and IC Regional Dynamics
    a)If asked to reduce the power and national strengths of your country, how would you do so? It would ultimately depend on what aspects are considered to be too strong, but in a general sense I would reduce the proportion of the population in the military and make the nation more reliant on importation. Further reductions would be done by reducing the size of the nation's territory, population, and general economic strength.
    b) What role do you see your nation fulfilling within the region ICly?: A historical power serving as a powerful ally/antagonist for other nations in the Central/Eastern Ordia and Kasaishima continents. In the modern era it would be a waning power shifting focus from colonial conquest to preserving its sphere of influence.
    c) Neutrally discuss the strengths and weaknesses of your nation (esp. military, political, and economic) and how they may affect existing IC geopolitics: Trinovantum's military is, on paper, powerful; having both a large amount of personnel in service and a fair amount of funding. However, the multitude of colonial holdings, their resulting garrisons, and the need to defend shipping routes dilute that power. The varying environments that the military are expected to operate in means they tend to favor robustness over bleeding-edge advancement when it comes to procurement.

    The nation's economy is its greatest strength, with a world-class industry manufacturing a wide variety of goods for both internal use and trade. However, mainland Trinovantum does not have the raw materials to support its level of industrialization, and as a result is reliant on trade and colonial exploitation in order to maintain its output. The nation's research and information sectors are also robust and competitive in the modern world market. The nation's economic strength and market diversity give it a relatively high living standard across all economic classes.

    Politically, the nation is more divided. All three major political parties oppose each other on a myriad of issues, and several minor and single-issue parties make national politics convoluted and disjointed. In particular, there is growing discontentment with the nation's colonialism, and the current economic policies are not accepted by advocates of laissez faire capitalism nor socialism.
    d) Do you agree to keep IC and OOC politics and players' individual views separate from RP and worldbuilding to the best of your ability?: Yes/No (bold your answer)
    e) Do you agree to maintain civil discourse and reasonable conduct among players OOCly?: Yes/No (bold your answer)
    f) Do you agree to avoid specifically engaging in trolling, targeting of other players, and other similar disruptive behavior among players OOCly?: Yes/No (bold your answer)
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    Achesia
    Negotiator
     
    Posts: 6304
    Founded: Sep 26, 2009
    Father Knows Best State

    Postby Achesia » Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:30 pm

    Licana wrote:
    1. Applicant OOC Information
    a) Nationstates Name: Licana
    b) Current Region on Nationstates: Tom Clancys Meme Team
    c) Time on Nationstates: Been here since 2010
    d) Previous regions?:
    • Tetrakon
    • The Directorate
    • Terra Firma
    d(i)) Are you known by/played other nations besides your current one?:
    • Bosque Del Fuego (Terra Firma)
    e) How did you hear about Pardes?: Transnapastain
    e(i)) Were you recommended to Pardes?: Yes

    2. Roleplay History (Please give 3 examples)
    A. Loose Cannon
    B. Evisceration of the People
    C. Guardians of Freedom


    3. Proposed IC National Information
    a) Nation's IC name (stylized as Common Name/Formal, Official Name): Trinovantum/Republic of Trinovantum
    b) Nation's type of government: Unitary Parliamentary Monarchy
    c) Nation's type of economy: Dirigist Capitalism
    d) Nation's IC population: 143.5 Million
    e) Nation's IC Nominal GDP: 7.117 trillion
    f) Nation's IC GDP per capita: 49,583
    g) Nation's head of state (title and name): Emperor Maximilian VI
    h) Nation's head of gov’t (if applicable): Prime Minister Adam Harper
    i) What is your ideal location on the regional map? In brown. Colonial Territories to be determined.

    4. Proposed IC National Information (Continued)
    a) Summary of your nation (touching upon its history, culture, politics, society, geography, or other relevant phenomena): With it's roots drawn from the Trinovantan Empire in the 2nd century BC(?), Trinovantum is a state that has existed in some form for over 2000 years. The empire rose to local prominence in the 1st-4th century AD(?), when it began conquering and subjugating neighboring tribes and city-states. However, the limits of the abilities of the centralized government were quickly reached, and these campaigns were brought to an end in the late 4th century. A period of decline followed in which the empire lost vassals, territory, and were subject to internal rebellions. By the 7th century, the internal problems plaguing the empire were rectified and the empire entered an era of relative stability.

    In the early 12th century, explorers reached the Kasaishiman continent. By the late 12th century, some settlements were established on this new land; however the primitive state of ocean-going shipbuilding and navigation prevented anything but small-scale colonization and the trade of luxury items from being profitable. At this time on the mainland, internal reforms saw the first limitations on the previously absolute power of the emperor by delegating certain administrative powers to a "council of lords" and ensuring the protection of rights for this class. With advances in navigational devices and ship-building that came in the 15th century, an intensive colonization effort of the Kasaishiman continent began.

    In 1674, revolts on the mainland force further reforms to the national government. Among the most important of these reforms was the opening of the "council of lords" to the press and the public. This proved to be a cataclysmic event, and by 1708 a new "council of the commons" was created to share legislative power with the council of lords. Over the next century, the political power of both the council of lords and the emperor would wane considerably, leaving the council of the commons and various newly created executive organizations the effective ruling government. By 1815, to reflect the sweeping changes of the government over the past century, the Trinovantan Empire was renamed to the Republic of Trinovantum. However, this would also mark the zenith of the nation's power on the world stage. Over the next two centuries, colonial uprisings and [global conflict(s)] would see the public's desire to maintain a vast empire strained. In the 21st century, the nation's primary focuses have shifted to maintaining its current holdings, brokering trade with other advanced nations, and managing its internal politics.
    b) What language(s) are spoken in your nation? Is there an official language? Other recognized languages?: Trinoan (it's English) is the official and only recognized language of the republic.
    c) What ethnic and racial group(s) are present in your nation?: Central Ordian (97%) with other Ordian minorities
    d) What are the major religion(s) among your population? Any notable minority religion(s)?: Undecided at this time
    e) Summarize your nation’s military (including the name, size [by personnel], strategic role(s), service branches, etc.): The Trinovantan Military has ~800,000 personnel in total, divided between the Army, Navy, and Air Force. Between these services there are an additional ~350,000 reserve personnel that can be called upon in times of need.
    f) Summarize your nation’s domestic politics (including political parties or factions, national/state/local relationships, political history, etc.): The nation is separated into ~800 political districts with each district being given a representative in parliament. There are three major political parties: The longstanding Republican Party, the Conservative Party, and the isolationist Trinovantan National Front. Almost all legislative power resides on the national level, with local district governments having some executive and judicial powers in order to enforce the national policy.
    g) Summarize your nation’s economics (General political economy, notable imports/exports, any good/service you are self-sufficient on, international trade policy/ties, etc.): While capitalist, the government's responsibilities extend beyond regulation to playing an active part in directing the economy. Key national industries (road and rail, utilities, power generation) are fully nationalized, and other industries important to the national interest (agriculture, postal service, transportation, healthcare, resource exploitation, military industry, etc) are given incentives and subsides to direct their efforts towards the national interest.

    The nation has a robust industrial and manufacturing base but relies on trade and colonial exploitation to provide the raw materials these industries need, with rare earth elements being of specific concern in the modern era. The efficient agribusinesses of Trinovantum are becoming increasingly pressured by the growing population as well, resulting in a perpetual decrease in food exports and a reliance on imports projected to become a necessity in the coming decades. Primary trade exports consist of electronics, automobiles, luxury goods, and industrial tools.

    5. OOC and IC Regional Dynamics
    a)If asked to reduce the power and national strengths of your country, how would you do so? It would ultimately depend on what aspects are considered to be too strong, but in a general sense I would reduce the proportion of the population in the military and make the nation more reliant on importation. Further reductions would be done by reducing the size of the nation's territory, population, and general economic strength.
    b) What role do you see your nation fulfilling within the region ICly?: A historical power serving as a powerful ally/antagonist for other nations in the Central/Eastern Ordia and Kasaishima continents. In the modern era it would be a waning power shifting focus from colonial conquest to preserving its sphere of influence.
    c) Neutrally discuss the strengths and weaknesses of your nation (esp. military, political, and economic) and how they may affect existing IC geopolitics: Trinovantum's military is, on paper, powerful; having both a large amount of personnel in service and a fair amount of funding. However, the multitude of colonial holdings, their resulting garrisons, and the need to defend shipping routes dilute that power. The varying environments that the military are expected to operate in means they tend to favor robustness over bleeding-edge advancement when it comes to procurement.

    The nation's economy is its greatest strength, with a world-class industry manufacturing a wide variety of goods for both internal use and trade. However, mainland Trinovantum does not have the raw materials to support its level of industrialization, and as a result is reliant on trade and colonial exploitation in order to maintain its output. The nation's research and information sectors are also robust and competitive in the modern world market. The nation's economic strength and market diversity give it a relatively high living standard across all economic classes.

    Politically, the nation is more divided. All three major political parties oppose each other on a myriad of issues, and several minor and single-issue parties make national politics convoluted and disjointed. In particular, there is growing discontentment with the nation's colonialism, and the current economic policies are not accepted by advocates of laissez faire capitalism nor socialism.
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    f) Do you agree to avoid specifically engaging in trolling, targeting of other players, and other similar disruptive behavior among players OOCly?: Yes/No (bold your answer)


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