How Did You Get Into NationStates?

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Left-Leaning College State

How Did You Get Into NationStates?

Postby Esthe » Sun Feb 21, 2021 11:40 am

The title is basically self-explanatatory. For me it was a Toycat video. It was on his third channel, Andrew Andrews.
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Founded: Feb 21, 2021
Psychotic Dictatorship

Postby Smakel » Sun Feb 21, 2021 11:44 am

I went on YouTube and searched "creating my own country" and found a few videos on this site. I was interested in it and here I am now :lol:

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The Python
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Founded: Jul 24, 2020
Left-wing Utopia

Postby The Python » Sun Feb 21, 2021 8:21 pm

I was searching for 314159265358979323846264338327950 (the first 33 digits of pi) and I landed on 314159265358979323846264338327950
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Shov Scien
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Founded: May 29, 2020
Psychotic Dictatorship

Postby Shov Scien » Sun Feb 21, 2021 8:25 pm

I kept searching for an online nation building game and I landed on a few NS clones I hated until I followed the thread back here-and so here I remain most excellently, like five years and countless failed nation concepts later lol.
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Father Knows Best State

Postby Fedel » Sun Feb 21, 2021 8:42 pm

Googled "Country Builder Games." Made my first Nationstate with my dad. Outside of RP, I only posted in the SW thread up to a few years ago. Certain elements in that thread decided to bring their politics into it and got that account banned. Now I research politics and post in general occasionally because my entertainment has been weaponized by both sides. You could have media and you could have education, but you shouldn't have touched my entertainment.
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Nanatsu no Tsuki
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Founded: Feb 10, 2008
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Nanatsu no Tsuki » Sun Feb 21, 2021 10:31 pm

Former acquaintance linked me to it. Made nation, discovered NSG, and 12 years later...
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Father Knows Best State

Postby Narvatus » Sun Feb 21, 2021 10:36 pm

Was bored and typed a bunch of 0s into google, got an NS region as a top result, found the website intriguing, and stayed.

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Great Pacific Switzerland
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Founded: Jan 14, 2021
New York Times Democracy

Postby Great Pacific Switzerland » Sun Feb 21, 2021 11:10 pm

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In a democracy, I'm what you'd call a Conservative Socialist who supports workers. In an ideal world, a Socialist/Gaddafist gov works out for me

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Founded: Apr 19, 2013

Postby Narland » Sun Feb 21, 2021 11:18 pm

I had gone back to college for a refresher course and was in the computer lab wasting time with P2P progs, trying to figure out IRC, delving into Forsaken, MadRom, and Rivers of Mud (text based MMOs), and playing some game on the Jolt server (I dont remember which). Loving dystopian novels, I saw an advert for Jennifer Government and then stumbled upon Nation-States when it was still on Jolt. I gave my copy of Jennifer Government to a friend and never got it back. >:( My original nation is long gone (I can't even remember the name).

I rediscovered NS from seeing a copy of Jennifer Government in 2012 while convalescing from a horrific TBI and eventually created Narland originally as a parody of Pioneer Western States. My other nations created since then have gone to the boneyard, but Narland still drives on. NS helped see me through some pretty rough times while healing up and getting my brain screwed on straight. :) Some would say that it was never on straight, but some of the people on NS have been very patient and helpful nonetheless.
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Founded: Apr 01, 2018
Democratic Socialists

Postby Kowani » Sun Feb 21, 2021 11:29 pm

read your own damn sources
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Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby The Black Forrest » Sun Feb 21, 2021 11:32 pm

I started in the before times. I am not sure anymore.
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Founded: Jan 12, 2012
Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby Page » Mon Feb 22, 2021 1:13 am

Back in '07 someone on an internet forum made a post about it, I joined and played around on it for awhile. No idea what my first nation was called. Then in 2010 I got bored and remembered that nation simulator. Then I took another break and in at the start of 2012 I made Page just because I had a cool RP idea but I needed to make a new nation to fit with it and I have stuck with it ever since, disappearing from time to time.
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Founded: Apr 20, 2020
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Novostia » Mon Feb 22, 2021 1:16 am

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Founded: Jun 09, 2017
Compulsory Consumerist State

Postby Honeydewistania » Mon Feb 22, 2021 1:17 am

The Python wrote:I was searching for 314159265358979323846264338327950 (the first 33 digits of pi) and I landed on 314159265358979323846264338327950


I got in here because in the before times I was really into micronations (like Sealand, Molossia, etc) and decided to find a game like that!
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Freedom and memes
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Founded: May 07, 2020
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Freedom and memes » Mon Feb 22, 2021 1:20 am

I searched create your own nation

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Founded: Dec 16, 2019
Liberal Democratic Socialists

Postby Alcala-Cordel » Mon Feb 22, 2021 11:17 am

I hate Reddit. It's insufferable.

Nevertheless, I was browsing the r/dankleft subreddit to kill time at a debate competition and saw one of the mods advertise the sub's "region" on this website called "NationStates" and went to check it out. I was starting to get bored of just answering issues when the higher-ups CTE'd and for some reason I had the most endorsements, making me WAD. I also discovered how fun it was to yell at people on the forum, and soon I switched from messing with people to debating with an intention to stay.
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Celestial Wave
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Founded: May 07, 2020
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Celestial Wave » Mon Feb 22, 2021 11:20 am

Found it via the drewpocolypse, and fell in love with the game, and the rest is history.
I use NS stats! (Not population)
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Anti: Totalitarianism, extreme conservatism, religion in politics, racists

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Founded: Nov 13, 2011
Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby Luziyca » Mon Feb 22, 2021 11:24 am

I was looking for a 'create your kingdom" thing, and NationStates was a) the only site that didn't require an email to join, and b) not crap, even though I wanted something more like a Simcity-esque game or what have you. I then discovered the forums and the rest was history, given that the gameplay itself is boring as all hell.
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Drew Durrnil
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Founded: Apr 30, 2020
Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby Drew Durrnil » Mon Feb 22, 2021 11:27 am

hi its me
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Founded: Mar 30, 2012
Democratic Socialists

Postby Heloin » Mon Feb 22, 2021 11:28 am

Danny Wallace's How to Start Your Own Country and Livejournal. Beyond that I don't remember.
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Founded: Dec 18, 2020
Iron Fist Consumerists

Postby Zul-ar » Mon Feb 22, 2021 11:39 am

I saw something about how cool it was. I think I read it on reddit.
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Founded: Nov 14, 2019
New York Times Democracy

Postby Prusmia » Mon Feb 22, 2021 11:43 am

Invited by a friend, he still runs a nation FNU is his name.

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The Remote Islands
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Founded: Apr 12, 2006
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby The Remote Islands » Tue Feb 23, 2021 3:14 am

It's been so long I can't remember. I've been here long enough to realize the forums are the real game at any rate.
Long live the Islands, except when they don't.

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Founded: Feb 22, 2021
Psychotic Dictatorship

Postby Hjallvinter » Tue Feb 23, 2021 3:26 am

Used to play back in high school sometime around '06 or '07 after a friend of mine introduced me to it. He wanted a few people in his region, and I signed up. Stopped playing maybe a year or two later. I've been doing a lot of writing occupationally of late, and I got bored yesterday, figured I'd sign back up and play God a bit more. It's a good outlet to hone the craft.
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Chan Island
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Founded: Nov 26, 2015
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Chan Island » Tue Feb 23, 2021 3:29 am

Friend of mine said it looked like my kind of thing.

So, 7 years later...
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