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Aureumterra
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How did you find Nationstates?

Postby Aureumterra » Sat Feb 22, 2020 12:15 pm

The title is pretty self-explanatory, I’m curious as to how everyone here found NS and especially the forums (as I assume the vast majority of site users only do issues and some regional gameplay). Just a random thought that popped up in my mind and want to ask everyone.

I found NS when a user in the Youtube comments section of a popular Youtuber’s video (I can’t remember who it was or what the video was) said Nationstates is a really underrated website that’s pretty fun. Anyways, I got hooked. I spent my first few months doing only issues, since I didn’t even realize the scope of the site. Out of curiosity, I did some WA stuff, one of my first forum posts was a really shitty draft resolution called "ban Aristocracies". But I thought that’s all the forum was for. It wasn’t until I did a bad WW1 RP that I realized the true scope of the forums and gameplay, and I’ve been an active member on role-play and NSG since.
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Nuroblav
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Postby Nuroblav » Sat Feb 22, 2020 12:19 pm

I was looking up websites where I could create my country and I ended up here.
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Marxist Germany
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Corporate Bordello

Postby Marxist Germany » Sat Feb 22, 2020 12:33 pm

Some youtuber by the name "Spike Viper" advertised his region The United Federations on his discord, so I decided to try out the game, and here I am now, after having spent over 100 hours on this cursed website :p
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Deacarsia
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How did you find NationStates?

Postby Deacarsia » Sat Feb 22, 2020 12:37 pm

Nuroblav wrote:I was looking up websites where I could create my country and I ended up here.

This.
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Mikeswill
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Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby Mikeswill » Sat Feb 22, 2020 12:38 pm

My now deceased cousin knew how much I liked politics and sent me a link back in 2003
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Aureumterra
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Postby Aureumterra » Sat Feb 22, 2020 12:39 pm

Marxist Germany wrote:Some youtuber by the name "Spike Viper" advertised his region The United Federations on his discord, so I decided to try out the game, and here I am now, after having spent over 100 hours on this cursed website :p

I think I saw one of his videos, cities skylines?
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The New California Republic
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Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby The New California Republic » Sat Feb 22, 2020 12:44 pm

It was all the way back in '03. I was searching about politics on Ask Jeeves and NationStates appeared.
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Marxist Germany
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Postby Marxist Germany » Sat Feb 22, 2020 12:44 pm

Aureumterra wrote:
Marxist Germany wrote:Some youtuber by the name "Spike Viper" advertised his region The United Federations on his discord, so I decided to try out the game, and here I am now, after having spent over 100 hours on this cursed website :p

I think I saw one of his videos, cities skylines?

He does play Cities Skylines, however, I have not watched him in about a year.
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Hammer Britannia
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Postby Hammer Britannia » Sat Feb 22, 2020 12:56 pm

According to ancient traditions, the man behind the nation of HB was bored out of his mind when he decided "I want to go on a massive power trip, but I don't want to do any work." And so he told his computer "Let there be light!" and it was good. He searched up 'fictional nation simulator' and, after a brief period on the website 'Cybernations', he found the lands of NS. He founded his first nation, a name lost to time (not really, I just forgot the password and I am frankly embarrassed by my posts) and it was good... no wait, it was awful. As such, he quickly got bored and abandoned the site for approximately 2 years before he founded the nation of Hammer Britannia... and it was awful too, but he stuck around this time.
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Rainbowsix
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Moralistic Democracy

Postby Rainbowsix » Sat Feb 22, 2020 12:59 pm

my brother had a government class at school and showed me it.. so i decided to join.. now i have like 8 nations :P
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-Astoria
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Postby -Astoria » Sat Feb 22, 2020 1:06 pm

I was introduced to it by a user claiming to be Max Barry [not a joke - IIRC his nation was Herbshire, or something like that] on a city-building website back in 2013 -and I had just recently played an online simulator about conquering whole countries with minimal effort.

Around mid-2013, I started to get bored & wandered off - also due to the fact that I could no longer sign into my nation due to it being DEAT'd for justifiable reasons. Those were dark days.

So, how did I eventually come back to this place? Answer: I wanted to see if it was still around, after having a nostalgic moment about it. In October 2018, I set up a new nation... and the rest is history.

...and now I wish to forget everything that happened prior to this year.
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La Dittatori
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Postby La Dittatori » Sat Feb 22, 2020 1:11 pm

I looked up "Country Simulation" around 4 Years ago and been off and on since then. With Various Nations. I'm trying to be serious this time and stay for good.
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Nanatsu no Tsuki
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Postby Nanatsu no Tsuki » Sat Feb 22, 2020 1:12 pm

Former acquaintance sent me a link. They had an active nation in Gameplay and thought I’d like to participate in the role play.
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Valentine Z
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Postby Valentine Z » Sat Feb 22, 2020 1:14 pm

My RL posted about her nation on Facebook.

"Oooh, what game was that?" I asked.

She said proudly, "NationStates!"

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The Two Jerseys
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Father Knows Best State

Postby The Two Jerseys » Sat Feb 22, 2020 1:26 pm

I Googled pictures of military uniforms, and one of the results was from a post in the CYOE thread.
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Postby Barboneia » Sat Feb 22, 2020 3:27 pm

TVTropes. What a terrible mistake I've made.

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Democratic Socialists

Postby Heloin » Sat Feb 22, 2020 3:30 pm

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Democratic Socialists

Postby Mirial Magna » Sat Feb 22, 2020 3:32 pm

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Postby Thermodolia » Sat Feb 22, 2020 3:53 pm

The New California Republic wrote:It was all the way back in '03. I was searching about politics on Ask Jeeves and NationStates appeared.

You’re giving you age with that one
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Postby Thermodolia » Sat Feb 22, 2020 3:55 pm

I got here because of a friend way back in 2011. Holy fuck I’ve been here too long
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I'm agent #69 in the Gaystapo!
>The Sons of Adam: I'd crown myself monarch... cuz why not?
>>Dumb Ideologies: Why not turn yourself into a penguin and build an igloo at the centre of the Earth?
>Xovland: I keep getting ads for printer ink. Sometimes, when you get that feeling down there, you have to look at some steamy printer pictures.
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Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby Coryanhafflaruda » Sat Feb 22, 2020 3:55 pm

Marxist Germany wrote:Some youtuber by the name "Spike Viper" advertised his region The United Federations on his discord, so I decided to try out the game, and here I am now, after having spent over 100 hours on this cursed website :p

This is also where I found Nationstates except Spike advertised it in YouTube.
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The Huskar Social Union
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Left-wing Utopia

Postby The Huskar Social Union » Sat Feb 22, 2020 3:57 pm

I stumbled upon it from this random political quiz back in 2012 and thought huh that looks interesting and made an account.

And my soul has been damned ever since.
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HIreland
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Capitalist Paradise

Postby HIreland » Sat Feb 22, 2020 4:01 pm

I was incredibly bored and googled "nuke the furries".
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Dumb Ideologies
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Mother Knows Best State

Postby Dumb Ideologies » Sat Feb 22, 2020 4:04 pm

Some people back in Year 9 geography distracted me from Mr Brown's chronic body odour problem with tales of a website where you could invade regions held by people of a different ideology and cause trouble (also there was some kind of political simulation attached?)

This had the not surprising result of me warning all the left wing regions they were going to invade beforehand so everything they tried went to shit and they rage quit.

I hung around for a few years just doing issues and reading the forum then I set up a new nation and started posting on it when I was doing politics at A-Level. I lurked for so long because I was a naive pure cinammon roll and thought you had to be politically informed before you could post here.
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Thermodolia
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Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby Thermodolia » Sat Feb 22, 2020 4:05 pm

The Huskar Social Union wrote:I stumbled upon it from this random political quiz back in 2012 and thought huh that looks interesting and made an account.

And my soul has been damned ever since.

I tried leaving the site in 2013. It didn’t work
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I'm agent #69 in the Gaystapo!
>The Sons of Adam: I'd crown myself monarch... cuz why not?
>>Dumb Ideologies: Why not turn yourself into a penguin and build an igloo at the centre of the Earth?
>Xovland: I keep getting ads for printer ink. Sometimes, when you get that feeling down there, you have to look at some steamy printer pictures.
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