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World Cup 86 - Signups Thread (OPEN)

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World Cup 86 - Signups Thread (OPEN)

Postby NSWC Signups » Tue Jul 14, 2020 6:03 am

Useful Links
World Cup 86 | Baptism of Fire 73 | WC 86 Hosts' Bid | BoF 73 Hosts' Bid
World Cup 86 Signups | KPB Rankings | Friendlies | Referees | Discussion
World Cup 85 | Cup of Harmony 77 | Baptism of Fire 72



The longest-running sports competition in NationStates reaches its eighty-sixth edition: the Football/Soccer World Cup.
If you've been involved before, for any of the 85 previous occasions, and know the drill, carry on past all this and sign up like usual, since this is basically a copy of previous sign-up posts. Don't know the drill? Aren't aware there even is a drill? Read on...



HOW TO SIGN UP:
New to the World Cup? Read This:
Welcome to the longest-running sports competition in NationStates!

If you're completely new here, you are eligible and highly recommended to enter the Baptism of Fire (BoF), a tournament that happens before the World Cup, as well as enter the World Cup itself. If this is your first entry into the World Cup, please indicate whether you wish to be registered for the Baptism of Fire or not.

You can register for the Baptism of Fire simply by saying, in this thread, that you want to be in it. e.g. 'I want to be in the BoF and the WC'. You can make it more polite or impressive than that, of course, or even RP the sign-up, but simply indicating you want to enter is enough.

It is highly advised that you enter the BoF before your first World Cup. This will give you an opportunity to RP in an official event with other newcomers and also gives you your first ranking points. Please also note you CANNOT enter the BoF without also entering the World Cup. Qualifying for World Cup will follow immediately from the BoF, so this thread serves as sign-ups for both tournaments at once.

If this is your first Cup, you may only sign up with one nation. A second nation, known as a 'puppet', may be signed up in later tournaments. Puppets need to declare their status as a puppet, as well as be confirmed as such by the 'master' nation.

First time participants are ineligible to host or co-host the World Cup and Baptism of Fire tournaments.




Introducing: The World Cup
The Nationstates World Cup (NSWC) is a tournament for any NS nation who signs up. The NSWC is about to start its next competition, and your nation can take part! Every team is given a rank based on their performances in previous Cups, and the rank for any brand new nation is roughly 300 (the current "best team in the world" is Banija) You can find the current, post-WC85 rankings here).

Scores are generated using 'scorinators' - usually either a Java program, an MS Excel (or similar) spreadsheet, or another custom-made program - which use random numbers, weighted by team ranking and RP bonus to produce the scores.

It is encouraged for Nations to RP - roleplay - their matches, team rosters, players and such. Good RPs will help raise your chance of winning (especially in the Baptism of Fire, the tournament for NSWC newcomers). Please note: A lot of RPs does not guarantee goals or wins, but your chances are improved of this happening. i.e. Two debutant, non-ranked, nations play each other. One has RP'd a few times, the other has not. The nation who has participated should have the better probability of victory, but still has a chance of a Win, Loss or Draw.

RPs can be team roster announcements, fan comments, press conferences, media stories, anything about the game, or even other situations, as long as you've kept to the score as posted by the host(s).

For more information on the World Cup, its long history, how it works, who runs it, and the competitions related to it, check out the NSWC Factbooks.
- Courtesy of Starblaydia




Questions?
Can't find an answer to your question in the Guide to Sports Roleplaying?

Then ask us in the World Cup Discussion Thread
There are plenty of knowledgeable people on hand in that thread to answer anything you might like to know about the NSWC.


Please do not post in this thread to answer questions about sign-ups or to correct sign-ups unless you are the WCC president (Equestrian States), WCC vice-president (Banija), a former WC host, or the current World Cup or Baptism of Fire hosts. If you are not one of the latter and post a query reply or correction, your post will be considered spam, and may bring moderator action.

As a matter of courtesy towards your fellow competitors and tournament hosts, please do not sign up a puppet 'just because you can', knowing full well that you won't have time to RP it. Entering with the best of intentions is fair enough, but if you know you won't be RPing with a nation, have a think about why you're entering them. Nations that don't participate are no fun for your fellow competitors.



Entrants to the 86th World Cup (154/???):
Nation Name [Username if different]
Equestria [Equestrian States]
Freeport [Freeport Isles]
Starblaydia
South Newlandia
Newmanistan
Twicetagria (Twicetagram and JYPE)
South Covello
Hapilopper
Jeckland
Maccian
Wreckeria (Wrecker)
Taeshan
The Grearish Union
Vdara
Audioslavia
Riena (Riennic Isles)
Kohnhead
Flavovespia
Megistos
Rangers FC
Zwangzug
The Jovannic
Chromatika
Plane of Possibility
Graintfjall
Sarzonia
Kandorith
Squidroidia
Baggieland
Xanneria
Oberour Ar Moro
HUElavia
United States of Devonta
Barunia
Omerica
Legalese
Lovisa
Lochario
Poafmersia (PotatoFarmers)
Yuezhou (Yue Zhou)
Savigliane
Turori
Vilita
Geektopia
Banija
Sharktail
Busoga Islands
Mavinet
Savojarna
Damukuni
Libonesia
Iles Rogieres
Nethertopia
Ko-oren
Siovanija & Teusland
Sajnur
Cassadaigua
Cheergirls
Valanora
Pasarga
The Sarian
Recuecn
Krytenia
TJUN-ia
Delaclava
Drawkland
Terre Septentrionale
Darmen
Tequilo
Drunk People at the Local Tavern
Kelssek
Eraman
Kencana
Zeta Reka and Hugeltaldom
Eura
Euran Oceania Territories
Huayramarca
San Jose Guayabal
Valladares
Lisander
Qasden
TOTEL (The One True Eternal Leader)
Independent Athletes from Quebec
Quebecois Acadiana
Glazgo
Tamgu
Razneta
Main Nation Ministry
West Angola
Alba and Cymru
Sylestone
The Overseas Territories of Sylestone
Eurasies
Astograth
Northwest Kalactin
Pripet Socialist Republic
Sargossa
Squornshelan Remnant States
Tioguldos
Springmont
Hampton Island
Netop
Pluvia and the Saxean Isles
Se Vende Skooma
Farfadillis
Commonwealth of Baker Park
Gopnikea
95X
Blouman Empire
Free Republic of Hong Kong
Electrum
Staypuftonia
Emastalia
Squornshelous
Mriin
Fujai
Brenecia
Nephara
Ancherion
Darkmania
Woryand
Filindostan
Indusse
Southern Palm Islands
Pemecutan
Natanians & Nosts
Gyatso-Kai
Timuria
Eastfield Lodge
Barlovento
Sulsuland
Mercedini
Ethane
Trolleborg
Semarland
NorraLesse
Fluvannia
Tikariot
Southwest Eastnorth
Wymondham
The Gothanita Isles
Mathuvan Union
Jamestownnnn
Havynwilde
Bostopia
The Holy Empire [Alasdair I Frosticus]
Acronius
Hwiccemark
Vangaziland
Unimon
Lo Santano
New Lusitania [New Lusitania and the Algarves]
Abanhfleft
ZSeperatists [Third ZSeperatists]

Puppets (27):
Nation Name (Master Nation Name)
Freeport (Equestria)
Wreckeria (Hapilopper)
Rangers FC (Vdara)
Plane of Possibility (Chromatika)
Savigliane (Yue Zhou)
Vilita (Turori)
Busoga Islands (Banija)
Iles Rogieres (Savojarna)
Cheergirls (Cassadaigua)
Pasarga (Valanora)
Drunk People at the Local Tavern (Terre Septentrionale)
Kencana (Eraman)
Euran Oceania Territories (Eura)
San Jose Guayabal (Huayramarca)
Quebecois Acadiana (Independent Athletes from Quebec)
Razneta (Tamgu)
The Overseas Territories of Sylestone (Sylestone)
Pripet Socialist Republic (Northwest Kalactin)
Squornshelan Remnant States (Squornshelous)
Netop (Kohnhead)
Pluvia and the Saxean Isles (Nova Anglicana)
Brenecia (Nephara)
Southern Palm Islands (Indusse)
Glazgo (Semarland)
Southwest Eastnorth (Xanneria)
The Gothanita Isles (Poafmersia)
Unimon (Geektopia)

Entrants to the 73rd Baptism of Fire (33/??):
Nation Name [Username if different]
Megistos
Rangers FC
Graintfjall
Squidroidia
Lovisa
Savigliane
Iles Rogieres
Kencana
TOTEL (The One True Eternal Leader)
Quebecois Acadiana
Glazgo
The Overseas Territories of Sylestone
Eurasies
Tioguldos
Springmont
Netop
Pluvia and the Saxean Isles
Se Vende Skooma
Staypuftonia
Emastalia
Woryand
Southern Palm Islands
Pemecutan
Barlovento
NorraLesse
Fluvannia
Tikariot
Southwest Eastnorth
Wymondham
The Gothanita Isles
Mathuvan Union
Hwiccemark
Unimon

CTE Nations which have ceased-to-exist are not counted towards participant totals



World Cup 86 Bids:
Cyan and Cyanea (Krytenia/Delaclava)
Called to the BAR (Krytenia/Legalese)
New Drawk (Newmanistan/Drawkland)
Taeshan/Eastfield Lodge/Tequilo/Reçueçn


Baptism of Fire 73 Bids:
Cedars and Checkers (Valladares/Chromatika)

The cut-offs for signups will be at the discretion of the World Cup and Baptism of Fire hosts.

Last updated at 11:55 AM EDT, on July 29th, 2020.
Last edited by NSWC Signups on Wed Jul 29, 2020 8:58 am, edited 16 times in total.
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Postby Starblaydia » Tue Jul 14, 2020 6:04 am

Starblaydia!
Six-Time World Cup Committee President (WCs 25-33, 46-51 & 82*)
Co-host of World Cups 20, 40 & 80 • Di Bradini Cup Organiser
World Cups 30, 63 & 83 Runner-Up • World Cup 27 Third Place • 25th Baptism of Fire Runner-Up
Six-Time AOCAF Cup Champions • Two-time U21, One-Time U18 WC Champions • Men's Football Olympic Champions, Ashford Games
Five-Time Cherry Cup Champions • 1st Quidditch World Cup Champions • WGPC8 Drivers' Champion
The Protectorate of Starblaydia
Commended by WA Security Council Resolution #40
Five-Time NS World Cup Champions (WCs 25, 28, 41, 44 & 47)

AO4LIFE

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South Newlandia
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Postby South Newlandia » Tue Jul 14, 2020 6:04 am

in!
Not a native speaker, but you probably noticed that already
NS Stats apply (except for population) | Trigramme: SNL | Nickname: Elephants | Proud member of Esportiva
Semifinals: IBS11 (4th place)
Quarterfinals: BoF72
Round of 16: WBC48, WBC49
Round of 32: CoH77
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Newmanistan
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Founded: Feb 17, 2005
Compulsory Consumerist State

Postby Newmanistan » Tue Jul 14, 2020 6:04 am

In, and will be doing a whole lot more!
Six-time World Baseball Classic Champions
NEWMANISTAN SPORTING ACHIEVEMENTS:
CHAMPIONSHIPS: DBC 4; 27th BoF; CoH 34, 36, & 37; Oxen Cup 12; WBC 10, 12, 15, 17, 41, & 43; IBC 4, 5, & 29; CE 26; WLC 1
Runner Up: DBC 5 & 6; Oxen Cup 6; WBC 7,9 11, 14, & 45; IBC 1; WB 4, 6 & 34; WLC 2 & 3
World Cups qualified for: 46, 48 (R of 16), 49, 50, 54
Hosted: WORLD CUP 49, WB 1, 2, 5, & 35; WBC 8, 11, 14, 19, 38, 44, & 46; CoH 33, 35, & 39; CE 25, WLC 2, 4 & 5; WCoH 10, IBC 24, NSSCRA, Multiple NSCAA Basketball Tournaments, and a horse racing series

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Twicetagram and JYPE
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Founded: Feb 27, 2020
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Twicetagram and JYPE » Tue Jul 14, 2020 6:04 am

FIRST
AS TWICETAGRIA
每天我在失去我的头脑 cells.
Make friends with me and you'll regret.
Call me Twice or Skye. And I'm a male.
Rip bus 700/700A.​ Rip bus 171's end tail.
Credits to Almonaster Nuevo for this awesome flag.


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South Covello
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Postby South Covello » Tue Jul 14, 2020 6:04 am

in

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Hapilopper
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Postby Hapilopper » Tue Jul 14, 2020 6:05 am

Hapilopper is in. So is Wreckeria.
Hapilopper: The home of TEAM BLUE and the winner of the 70th Baptism of Fire!
NSSCRA drivers: #8 - Frank Bronson | #73 - Taylor Henderson | #81 - Drake Stevenson
Made with pride in Atlantian Oceania.

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Jeckland
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Founded: Nov 28, 2013
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Jeckland » Tue Jul 14, 2020 6:05 am

JECKLAND!
Winners: N/A
Runners Up: WBC 30 & 31, Memorial Cup
Semi Final: CE 26, WBC 35, WLC 20

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Maccian
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Founded: Dec 14, 2019
Father Knows Best State

Postby Maccian » Tue Jul 14, 2020 6:05 am

Make it twice boys
Formally South Toronto in case you guys don't recognise me
What'd you expect?

BREAKING NEWS: British Ugandan becomes PRIME MINISTER of the unfortunate United Kingdom

Seriously, who is behind these obscure AQA questions?

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Wrecker
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Founded: Feb 16, 2005
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Wrecker » Tue Jul 14, 2020 6:05 am

Hapilopper wrote:Hapilopper is in. So is Wreckeria.


Damn straight.
Puppet of Hapilopper
Made with pride in Atlantian Oceania.

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Taeshan
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Founded: Aug 11, 2007
New York Times Democracy

Postby Taeshan » Tue Jul 14, 2020 6:06 am

Yolo
Champions - Copa Rushmori 22, Di Bradini Cup 19, World Baseball Classic 13, Cup of Harmony 35, World Lacrosse Championship 2, Gridiron World Championships (World Bowl 0), World Bowl 34

World Cup Qualifications-41, 44, 46, 59, 61(RoS), 62(Quarterfinals), 63 (RoS), 64 (Quarterfinals), 83, 84 (RoS)

Hosts-Cup of Harmony 55, Copa Rushmori 14, Sporting World Cup 10

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The Grearish Union
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Founded: Apr 20, 2020
New York Times Democracy

Postby The Grearish Union » Tue Jul 14, 2020 6:06 am

Back at it!
The Grearish Union is a proud member of Esportiva!
This user was behind the erstwhile Gloriax.

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Vdara
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Posts: 187
Founded: Jul 10, 2018
Corrupt Dictatorship

Postby Vdara » Tue Jul 14, 2020 6:06 am

In! In! In!
Probably gonna bring in a puppet to go in the BoF too
The Kingdom of Vdara
A unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy situated in the Mediterranean Sea consisting of the islands of Malta, Cyprus, Crete, Karpathos, Rhodes, Thera, and Kasos.

Factbook | Vdaran Airlines | National Anthem | Royal Family | Political Parties | Vai News 24
World Cup:
WC84: 7th in qualifying group stage
WC85: 5th in qualifying group stage

Cup of Harmony:
CoH 76: 6th (last) in group stage
CoH 77: Round of 16 (lost 4-2 to Squornshelous)

Sporting World Cup (U-18 World Cup):
SWC 10: 4th (last) in group stage
SWC 11: CHAMPIONS (1st ever title)

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Audioslavia
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Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby Audioslavia » Tue Jul 14, 2020 6:06 am

In it to win* it.

*I use the word in the loosest sense

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Riennic Isles
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Posts: 57
Founded: Apr 14, 2020
Democratic Socialists

Postby Riennic Isles » Tue Jul 14, 2020 6:06 am

Riena.
The Tranquil Isles of Riena
Formerly behind Mizuyuki and Kirisaki, Kyrin#2458 on Discord.

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Kohnhead
Spokesperson
 
Posts: 200
Founded: May 29, 2018
Father Knows Best State

Postby Kohnhead » Tue Jul 14, 2020 6:07 am

Let's go in!
Kohnhead

Sporting Achievements
Soccer:
2nd Wonder Cup Champions
48th Di Bradini Cup/69th U21WC 4th place

Tennis:
Outdoor Hard Court Season 6 Steinigestrasse Open Runner Up (Singles)
Clay Court Season 6 Istria Open Semifinals (Singles)
Clay Court Season 6 Mattijana Open Semifinals (Singles)
Clay Court Season 6 Hamilton International Semifinals (Singles)

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Equestrian States
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Founded: Dec 15, 2011
Liberal Democratic Socialists

Postby Equestrian States » Tue Jul 14, 2020 6:07 am

El Presidente.

Also Freeport.
President of the NS World Cup Committee
83rd World Cup and 58th & 59th AOCAF Cup Champions
5x World Cup, 2x Cup of Harmony, 1x Baptism of Fire, 2x World Cup of Hockey, 3x World Baseball Classic, 1x World Bowl, 2x International Basketball Championship Host

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Freeport Isles
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Posts: 77
Founded: Sep 21, 2017
Capitalist Paradise

Postby Freeport Isles » Tue Jul 14, 2020 6:07 am

Equestrian States wrote:El Presidente.

Also Freeport.

Hello.
The Confederation of Freeport
Capital: Freeport | Demonym: Freeporter | Trigramme: FPT
KPB Ranking (Post-WC83): 67th (11.01 pts.)

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Flavovespia
Spokesperson
 
Posts: 156
Founded: Mar 22, 2019
Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby Flavovespia » Tue Jul 14, 2020 6:08 am

Flavovespia is in for attempt number 4
Formerly the Republic of Greater Waldster, internationally known as Greater Watford. IC It's a long story (OOC I didn't like using real place names)

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Megistos
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Founded: May 01, 2020
New York Times Democracy

Postby Megistos » Tue Jul 14, 2020 6:08 am

Megistos will join the World Cup and Baptism Of Fire!
Last edited by Megistos on Tue Jul 14, 2020 6:15 am, edited 1 time in total.
Sporting Achievements (best finishes)
World Cup: N/A - BOF: N/A - Di Bradini Cup: Group Stage (DBC 48) - SWC: Semi Finals (10)
Aussie Rules WC: Quarterfinals

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Rangers FC
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Posts: 2
Founded: Feb 23, 2020
Moralistic Democracy

Postby Rangers FC » Tue Jul 14, 2020 6:08 am

Vdara wrote:In! In! In!
Probably gonna bring in a puppet to go in the BoF too

Confirming this, entering the Baptism of Fire and World Cup with this nation
The best football team in Scotland!
Latest Result (this is the news): Rangers 2-1 Hamilton
Result verdict: We played our reserves... and they still lost!
Ger of the Match: Calvin Bassey
League position: 2nd (as always)
Gers Anthems: Every Other Saturday | Paisley Road West | Simply The Best | Who’s That Team | Follow Follow

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Zwangzug
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Left-wing Utopia

Postby Zwangzug » Tue Jul 14, 2020 6:09 am

Ziggy-boogy-doo, yow.
Factbook
IRC humor, (self-referential)
My issues
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The Jovannic
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Posts: 158
Founded: May 11, 2020
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby The Jovannic » Tue Jul 14, 2020 6:10 am

I will enter
ALL HAIL THE JOVANNIC!!!
Sporting Achievements: NIL

Cricket ranking: 28
Football Ranking: 139

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Chromatika
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Posts: 991
Founded: Aug 05, 2015
Democratic Socialists

Postby Chromatika » Tue Jul 14, 2020 6:10 am

In. Pre confirming Plane of Possibility.
Former User of the Nations of Yesopalitha and Falconfar

Regional Tournaments: 52 (2nd), 53 (4th), 54 (QF), 55 (Champions), 56 (Ro16)
WC Proper Appearance: 75 (Ro16), 76 (SF), 77, 78 (QF), 79 (Ro16), 80 (Ro16), 81 (Group Stage), 83 (Group Stage)
KPB Ranking: 36 (Post 85)

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Plane of Possibility
Lobbyist
 
Posts: 22
Founded: Sep 30, 2019
Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby Plane of Possibility » Tue Jul 14, 2020 6:11 am

Chromatika wrote:In. Pre confirming Plane of Possibility.

That would be us.

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