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Arkinamedia
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Founded: Feb 27, 2021
Democratic Socialists

How did you get into NS?

Postby Arkinamedia » Mon Apr 26, 2021 11:01 am

How did you get into NationStates? (How did you find it?)

My friend from a discord server (Oshibe) randomly posted his nation's info book in the announcements channel in his server. it looked really interested in it, so i made an account and started playing.

What about you?
why do people get scared when i use grammer?

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Destyntine
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Posts: 401
Founded: Jul 22, 2020
Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby Destyntine » Mon Apr 26, 2021 6:45 pm

I got into a phase where I kinda just wanted to simulate ruling a country, so I went looking for games that were kind of like HOI4 but more on the political aspects and less on the war aspects. I found NS and got really interested in the storytelling aspects of how everyone is able to share their creations with each other. The community and different walks of life all in one universe interacting with each other got me hooked.
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NS stats are not 100% accurate, but they do represent my nation slightly!
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Cadonica
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Founded: Jul 19, 2010
Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby Cadonica » Tue Apr 27, 2021 5:03 am

I was reading up on micronations, like Sealand, Ladonia and Valtio. That lead me to "nations" that only exist online, which lead me to NationStates and I was like, "sure let's go".
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Perikuresu
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Founded: Jan 02, 2021
Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby Perikuresu » Tue Apr 27, 2021 5:05 am

Basically, I was making a nation concept at the time and thought why not
(Also mapping videos and my interest in flags and maps, specifically Alt His)
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A Pacific nation that's primarily a melting point of Polynesian, East Asian and French cultures, to rephrase: a MT liberalwank nation whose main premise is composed on a melting pot of cultures and ethnicities
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Ankuran
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Posts: 237
Founded: Jul 17, 2016
Liberal Democratic Socialists

Postby Ankuran » Tue Apr 27, 2021 5:09 am

Followed a friend here. They didn't stay. I did.
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Anatoliyanskiy
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Posts: 550
Founded: Jan 19, 2020
Liberal Democratic Socialists

Postby Anatoliyanskiy » Tue Apr 27, 2021 5:09 am

Well, it's quite the complicated story.

I was watching this YouTube video about geography or something, and I was scrolling down the comment section. I saw someone write "looks like someone's been playing nationstates." I hadn't heard of the game before, but it sounded interesting so I typed it in. And voila, I was instantly hooked.
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Sherechia
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Founded: Jan 22, 2020
Scandinavian Liberal Paradise

Postby Sherechia » Tue Apr 27, 2021 5:35 am

I went to NS maybe about 4 years ago (on a different nation). Back then I watched a lot of mapper videos (think alternative history of Europe/Asia/world) so I decided to research more about the mapper community, that's when I found Nationstates.
Highly democratic and freedom-loving population, what if Mongolia and Japan had a child who also has an Indian driving instructor, increasing tensions between Market Socialists and Maoists, eats the aeugh fish, pets the aeugh fish, Aruday metro train doors have a tendency to amputate riders
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New York Times Democracy

Postby Cannot think of a name » Tue Apr 27, 2021 3:37 pm

Followed a link in an article about Nationstates.
"...I have been gravely disappointed with the white moderate. I have almost reached the regrettable conclusion that the Negro's great stumbling block in the stride toward freedom is not the White Citizen's Council-er or the Ku Klux Klanner, but the white moderate who is more devoted to "order" than to justice; who prefers a negative peace which is the absence of tension to a positive peace which is the presence of justice; who constantly says "I agree with you in the goal you seek, but I can't agree with your methods of direct action;" who paternalistically feels he can set the timetable for another man's freedom; who lives by the myth of time and who constantly advises the Negro to wait until a "more convenient season." -MLK Jr.

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National Capitalist United States
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Ex-Nation

Postby National Capitalist United States » Tue Apr 27, 2021 3:38 pm

a post on r/politicalcompassmemes
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Celestial Wave
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Founded: May 07, 2020
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Celestial Wave » Tue Apr 27, 2021 3:41 pm

Drewpocolypse.

Although unlike most drewpocolypse nations I actually stayed.
ngl this community is pretty cool and really helped me keep interest in the game.
I (kinda) use NS stats!
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Boring People
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Democratic Socialists

Postby Boring People » Tue Apr 27, 2021 4:04 pm

Arkinamedia wrote:How did you get into NationStates? (How did you find it?)
I wish I could remember... that was a long time ago. :unsure:

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North Sonovia
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Posts: 143
Founded: Mar 30, 2021
Ex-Nation

Postby North Sonovia » Tue Apr 27, 2021 4:10 pm

My friend, New Aldova, (family-friend), told me to start playing this game since her region, [region]The Union of Rightwing Nations[/nation], needed a larger population of nations.

And she was like, my best friend. So I joined. And then, much like Anatoliyanskiy, I would describe myself as someone who "instantly got hooked" as well.

Unlike her, I figured out this game pretty fast.
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She/her, 14 but practically 15 already, pan gang, how the hell do I put a pan emoji right after "pan gang"?

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Nolo gap
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Founded: Sep 21, 2018
Scandinavian Liberal Paradise

Postby Nolo gap » Tue Apr 27, 2021 4:16 pm

combination of things, sciffy alternative and alien cultures, the micro-nations thing was going on, and not about some of the crazy stuff now.
don't remember where i linked in from, but i think it may have been a micro-nation web ring that existed back in the previous century before the world ended.

anyway, wanted to play the kind of world i'd like without the real risks of real world politics.

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Minoa
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Founded: Oct 05, 2011
Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby Minoa » Wed Apr 28, 2021 11:20 am

I checked the archives on my computer, and it was a Google Search on how to run my own country back in 2007.
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Islands Of Ventro
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Founded: Apr 20, 2020
Democratic Socialists

Postby Islands Of Ventro » Wed Apr 28, 2021 11:24 am

The Drewpocolipse
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Whitemore
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Founded: Jul 22, 2020
Psychotic Dictatorship

Postby Whitemore » Wed Apr 28, 2021 11:31 am

I joined this website 6 years ago, so I can't really say for sure what made me want to join but I've always been interested in how countries operated and was probably wanting to create one in my own image and google showed me the way. Thank you to the Holy God of Google.
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Drew Durrnil
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Anarchy

Postby Drew Durrnil » Wed Apr 28, 2021 11:32 am

Celestial Wave wrote:Drewpocolypse.

Although unlike most drewpocolypse nations I actually stayed.
ngl this community is pretty cool and really helped me keep interest in the game.

the above.
Nantoraka wrote:
The Nantorakan government would like to express their concerns about all the pedophiles lurking in this market. There's so much grease and body oil in the offers being made, that you could fry chicken in it. We strongly advise wearing a mask when making deals because the strong smell of kid-diddler permeates the air like a dead, fermenting animal.

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News: Former Elite President Pæta Marlín joins the cult of Yahlia, calling it his "sexual and spiritual awakening".

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The Champions League
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Posts: 488
Founded: Jul 12, 2018
Left-wing Utopia

Postby The Champions League » Wed Apr 28, 2021 11:36 am

Found it after browsing for political games in the Play Store. I came across the app Stately and landed here around 2 years and 9 months ago.

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Gothgraff and Lilium
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Founded: Jan 01, 2021
Iron Fist Consumerists

Postby Gothgraff and Lilium » Wed Apr 28, 2021 11:38 am

My Crippling Power Fantasies.

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Jetan
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Founded: Mar 07, 2011
Father Knows Best State

Postby Jetan » Thu Apr 29, 2021 9:45 am

I was trying to get back to Cybernations but had forgotten the name and ended up here instead.
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From the moment I understood the weakness of my flesh, it disgusted me.
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Celticwildlings
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Founded: Apr 27, 2021
Ex-Nation

Postby Celticwildlings » Thu Apr 29, 2021 12:15 pm

Taking an intro level Sociology course and this was a semester project

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Esthe
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Posts: 636
Founded: Feb 21, 2021
Democratic Socialists

Postby Esthe » Thu Apr 29, 2021 12:17 pm

I think I already did a thread on this back on my early days in NS.
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Resident NS proghead.
I annoy myself by blindly restating opinions already said in the quoted post with minuscule changes.

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Cannot think of a name
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Founded: Antiquity
New York Times Democracy

Postby Cannot think of a name » Thu Apr 29, 2021 2:24 pm

Esthe wrote:I think I already did a thread on this back on my early days in NS.

This thread variation pops up periodically.
"...I have been gravely disappointed with the white moderate. I have almost reached the regrettable conclusion that the Negro's great stumbling block in the stride toward freedom is not the White Citizen's Council-er or the Ku Klux Klanner, but the white moderate who is more devoted to "order" than to justice; who prefers a negative peace which is the absence of tension to a positive peace which is the presence of justice; who constantly says "I agree with you in the goal you seek, but I can't agree with your methods of direct action;" who paternalistically feels he can set the timetable for another man's freedom; who lives by the myth of time and who constantly advises the Negro to wait until a "more convenient season." -MLK Jr.

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Heloin
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Founded: Mar 30, 2012
Democratic Socialists

Postby Heloin » Thu Apr 29, 2021 3:19 pm

I increasingly don't remember. Something to do with the show How to Start Your Own Country and bored teenage me thinking that sounded cool. I recall being on livejournal a whole lot at the time so it may have been that as well.

Cannot think of a name wrote:
Esthe wrote:I think I already did a thread on this back on my early days in NS.

This thread variation pops up periodically.

And every time it feels like I'm writing a different answer.
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Universalius
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Founded: Apr 24, 2019
Iron Fist Consumerists

Postby Universalius » Thu Apr 29, 2021 3:24 pm

I was looking up searches like "how to run a country" when I was bored whilst doing homework, and then NationStates popped up. I also thought it would be funny to act like a 12 year old which obviously backfired.

I stopped playing around December 2019 until the Drewpocolypse happened which was a fresh reminder that my nation CTE'd.
Mainly an isolationist, authoritarian dictatorship masquerading as a democratic oligarchy.

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