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Occultism and Magick in YN || (Questionnaire + Survey)

Postby Evergar » Sun Aug 01, 2021 8:28 pm

You may be asking yourself, "What is occultism? What is magick?" Here are a few basic definitions.

Occultism
Merriam-Webster: "belief in or study of the action or influence of supernatural or supernormal powers"
Collins English: "belief in and the study and practice of magic, astrology, etc."

Magick
Cambridge: "the use of special powers to make things happen that would usually be impossible"
Spiritual Nature Magazine: "a set of techniques and approaches which can be used to extend the limits of achievable reality"


In essence, the occult and magick are extensions of spirituality, of religious practice. What cannot simply be accomplished through belief, prayer, meditation, or reading alone, you did with the help of mystical ritual, supernatural enhancement.

Examples of Occultism:
— Witchcraft
— Alchemy
— Astrology
— Performing an Exorcism
— Shamanism

Examples of Magick:
— Necromancy
— Cursing Objects or People
— Fortunetelling
— Vampirism
— Astral Projection

Until very recently, the occult and magick had a global notorious reputation for inviting in wickedness, sinfulness, immorality, even the Devil himself and demonic forces. In the 21st century, though, attitudes have slowly transformed and, once again, they are gaining the true understanding that they are in the world.

So, let's see how your nation relates to the occult and magick, if at all! I would love to see your results.

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[b]Your Nation:[/b]
[b]Current Leader:[/b]
[b]Type of Leadership:[/b] (Monarch, Dictator, President, Prime Minister, etc.)
[b]Government Type:[/b]
[b]Economic System:[/b]
[b]Unit System:[/b] (Imperial, Metric, Other)
[b]Date Founded:[/b]
[b]State Religion:[/b] (if applicable)
[b]National Ideology/Ideologies:[/b] (if applicable)

[b][u](General - Fill-in-the-Box)[/u][/b]
[b]Your Nation is Officially:[/b]
(Mark 1 box with an [u]X[/u].)
[] Theocratic and/or Clerical
[] Secular and/or Neutral
[] Atheist and/or Antireligionist

[b]Your Nation's Government is:[/b]
(Mark All That Apply with an [u]X[/u].)
[] Anarchist
[] Democratic (Direct Democracy)
[] Republican (Representative Democracy)
[] Authoritarian
– () Absolute Monarchist
– () Limited Monarchist
– () Dictatorial
[] Totalitarian (Extreme Authoritarianism)

[b]Your Nation's Economy is:[/b]
(Mark All That Apply with an [u]X[/u].)
[] Market
– () Pure Capitalist
– () Mixed Capitalist
– () State Capitalist
[] Command
– () Marxist-Leninist
– () Market Socialist
– () Democratic Socialist
[] Traditional
[] Other (Mercantilism, Feudalism, Etc.)

[b]Your Nation's People Lean Overall:[/b]
(Mark 1 box with an [u]X[/u].)
[] Far-Left
[] Left-Wing
[] Center-Left
[] Moderate/Centrist
[] Center-Right
[] Right-Wing
[] Far-Right

[b][u](General - Open Response)[/u][/b]
[b]1) How does your government define "occultism" and "magick"?[/b]
[b]2) How does your country's people and culture define "occultism" and "magick"?[/b]
[b]3) On a scale of 1-10, how [i]open[/i] or [i]closed[/i] is your government toward the topics of "occultism" and "magick"?[/b] [1 = Totally Open, 10 = Totally Closed]
[b]4) On a scale of 1-10, how [i]open[/i] or [i]closed[/i] is your country's people and culture toward the topics of "occultism" and "magick"?[/b] [1 = Totally Open, 10 = Totally Closed]

[b][u](Legality - Filll-in-the-Box)[/u][/b]
[b]Your Nation's Constitution and/or Legal System [u]Allow[/u] These Occultic Practices:[/b]
(Mark All That Apply with an [u]X[/u].)
[] Witchcraft/Wizardry
[] Alchemy
[] Astrology
[] Exorcism/Cleansing
[] Shamanism
[] Numerology
[] Sacred Geometry
[] (Other)
[]
[]

[b]Your Nation's Constitution and/or Legal System [u]Does/Do Not Allow[/u] These Occultic Practices:[/b]
(Mark All That Apply with an [u]X[/u].)
[] Witchcraft/Wizardry
[] Alchemy
[] Astrology
[] Exorcism/Cleansing
[] Shamanism
[] Numerology
[] Sacred Geometry
[] (Other)
[]
[]

[b]Your Nation's Constitution and/or Legal System [u]Allow[/u] These Forms of Magick:[/b]
(Mark All That Apply with an [u]X[/u].)
[] Necromancy
[] Cursing
[] Blessing
[] Soothsaying/Fortunetelling
[] Vampirism
[] Astral Projection
[] Summoning/Evocation
[] (Other)
[]
[]

[b]Your Nation's Constitution and/or Legal System [u]Does/Do Not Allow[/u] These Forms of Magick:[/b]
(Mark All That Apply with an [u]X[/u].)
[] Necromancy
[] Cursing
[] Blessing
[] Soothsaying/Fortunetelling
[] Vampirism
[] Astral Projection
[] Summoning/Evocation
[] (Other)
[]
[]

[b][u](Legality - Open Response)[/u][/b]
[b]1) When did your government officially legalize/outlaw the types of occultic practices marked above?[/b]
[b]2) When did your government officially legalize/outlaw the forms of magick marked above?[/b]
[b]3) Has there been or is there currently a movement in your country to criminalize/decriminalize occultic practices?[/b]
[b]4) Has there been or is there currently a movement in your country to criminalize/decriminalize forms of magick?[/b]
[b]5) To what extent in your country are occultic practices permitted/restricted?[/b]
[b]6) To what extent in your country are forms of magick permitted/restricted?[/b]

[b][u](Legality II - Open Response)[/u][/b]
[b]1) If occultic practices are [u]illegal[/u] in your country to practice, what are the possible charges and/or punishments that may be given to those who are caught practicing them?[/b]
[b]2) If forms of magick are [u]illegal[/u] in your country to attempt, what are the possible charges and/or punishments that may be given to those who are caught attempting them?[/b]

[b][u](Legality III - Open Response)[/u][/b]
[b]1) Under your country's legal system, is [u]studying occultism[/u] the same as [u]performing occultism[/u], or is there a difference?[/b]
[b]2) Under your country's legal system, is [u]studying magick[/u] the same as [u]practicing magick[/u], or is there a difference?[/b]

[b][u](History & Current Trends - Open Response)[/u][/b]
[b]1) Have your country's people had a history with occultism and magick?[/b]
[b]2) Is occultism and magick gaining interest, losing interest, or at about the same level of interest as it was 20 years ago?
[b]3) What kind of person in your nation tends to be interested in or active in studying or practicing occultism and magick the most on average?[/b] (By Age, Class, Sex, Race, Industry, Etc.)
[b]4) What kind of person in your nation tends to be interested in or active in studying or practicing occultism and magick the least on average?[/b] (By Age, Class, Sex, Race, Industry, Etc.)
[b]5) Does your younger population (12-39) overall view occultism and magick positively, neutrally, or negatively?[/b]
[b]6) Does your older population (40+) overall view occultism and magick positively, neutrally, or negatively?[/b]
[b]7) Is occultism and magick connected to one or more religions (real or fictional) in your society?[/b]
[b]8) Are there any extremist groups, political, religious, or otherwise, that are known to be associated with occultism and magick? What can be said about them?[/b]

[b][u](Cultural Insight - Open Response)[/u][/b]
(Answer Only If Applicable.)
[b]Why do your people study and/or practice occultism and magick?[/b]

[b][u](Cultural Insight II - Open Response)[/u][/b]
(Answer Only If Applicable.)
[b]How does occultism and magick influence and interrelate with the religious beliefs and activities of the communities in your country?[/b]

[b][u](Cultural Insight III - Open Response)[/u][/b]
(Answer Only If Applicable.)
[b]Are there any famous or notable events, groups, secret sects, cults, or industries that are known for involvement with the subjects of occultism and magick?[/b]

[b][u](Social Tolerance - Short Answer & Open Response)[/u][/b]
[b]1) Is occultism and magick tolerated in your country's education system?[/b]
[b]—(To what extent?)[/b]
[b]2) Is occultism and magick tolerated in your country's healthcare system?[/b]
[b]—(To what extent?)[/b]
[b]3) Is occultism and magick tolerated in your country's military?[/b]
[b]—(To what extent?)[/b]
[b]4) Is occultism and magick tolerated in your country's government?[/b]
[b]—(To what extent?)[/b]
[b]5) Is occultism and magick tolerated in your country's jails and prisons?[/b]
[b]—(To what extent?)[/b]
[b]6) Is occultism and magick tolerated in your country's workplace?[/b]
[b]—(To what extent?)[/b]

[b][u](Misc. - Open Response)[/u][/b]
[b]1) What does your country's top leader think of occultism and magick?[/b]
[b]2) What does your country's scientific community think of occultism and magick?[/b]
[b]3) What does your country's military leadership think of occultism and magick?[/b]
[b]4) How superstitious are your country's people?
[b]5) Do your country's people believe in bad luck, omens, or mythical creatures?[/b]
[b]6) Are there any funny national incidents that have happened in your country which involved occultism and magick?[/b]

[b][u]▪️(OPTIONAL BONUS QUESTION)▪️[/u][/b]
(Be As Short or Descriptive As You Wish!)
[b]How does your nation view [nation]Evergar[/nation]?[/b]


Your Nation:
Current Leader:
Type of Leadership: (Monarch, Dictator, President, Prime Minister, etc.)
Government Type:
Economic System:
Unit System: (Imperial, Metric, Other)
Date Founded:
State Religion: (if applicable)
National Ideology/Ideologies: (if applicable)

(General - Fill-in-the-Box)
Your Nation is Officially:
(Mark 1 box with an X.)
[] Theocratic and/or Clerical
[] Secular and/or Neutral
[] Atheist and/or Antireligionist

Your Nation's Government is:
(Mark All That Apply with an X.)
[] Anarchist
[] Democratic (Direct Democracy)
[] Republican (Representative Democracy)
[] Authoritarian
– () Absolute Monarchist
– () Limited Monarchist
– () Dictatorial
[] Totalitarian (Extreme Authoritarianism)

Your Nation's Economy is:
(Mark All That Apply with an X.)
[] Market
– () Pure Capitalist
– () Mixed Capitalist
– () State Capitalist
[] Command
– () Marxist-Leninist
– () Market Socialist
– () Democratic Socialist
[] Traditional
[] Other (Mercantilism, Feudalism, Etc.)

Your Nation's People Lean Overall:
(Mark 1 box with an X.)
[] Far-Left
[] Left-Wing
[] Center-Left
[] Moderate/Centrist
[] Center-Right
[] Right-Wing
[] Far-Right

(General - Open Response)
1) How does your government define "occultism" and "magick"?
2) How does your country's people and culture define "occultism" and "magick"?
3) On a scale of 1-10, how open or closed is your government toward the topics of "occultism" and "magick"? [1 = Totally Open, 10 = Totally Closed]
4) On a scale of 1-10, how open or closed is your country's people and culture toward the topics of "occultism" and "magick"? [1 = Totally Open, 10 = Totally Closed]

(Legality - Filll-in-the-Box)
Your Nation's Constitution and/or Legal System Allow These Occultic Practices:
(Mark All That Apply with an X.)
[] Witchcraft/Wizardry
[] Alchemy
[] Astrology
[] Exorcism/Cleansing
[] Shamanism
[] Numerology
[] Sacred Geometry
[] (Other)
[]
[]

Your Nation's Constitution and/or Legal System Does/Do Not Allow These Occultic Practices:
(Mark All That Apply with an X.)
[] Witchcraft/Wizardry
[] Alchemy
[] Astrology
[] Exorcism/Cleansing
[] Shamanism
[] Numerology
[] Sacred Geometry
[] (Other)
[]
[]

Your Nation's Constitution and/or Legal System Allow These Forms of Magick:
(Mark All That Apply with an X.)
[] Necromancy
[] Cursing
[] Blessing
[] Soothsaying/Fortunetelling
[] Vampirism
[] Astral Projection
[] Summoning/Evocation
[] (Other)
[]
[]

Your Nation's Constitution and/or Legal System Does/Do Not Allow These Forms of Magick:
(Mark All That Apply with an X.)
[] Necromancy
[] Cursing
[] Blessing
[] Soothsaying/Fortunetelling
[] Vampirism
[] Astral Projection
[] Summoning/Evocation
[] (Other)
[]
[]

(Legality - Open Response)
1) When did your government officially legalize/outlaw the types of occultic practices marked above?
2) When did your government officially legalize/outlaw the forms of magick marked above?
3) Has there been or is there currently a movement in your country to criminalize/decriminalize occultic practices?
4) Has there been or is there currently a movement in your country to criminalize/decriminalize forms of magick?
5) To what extent in your country are occultic practices permitted/restricted?
6) To what extent in your country are forms of magick permitted/restricted?

(Legality II - Open Response)
1) If occultic practices are illegal in your country to practice, what are the possible charges and/or punishments that may be given to those who are caught practicing them?
2) If forms of magick are illegal in your country to attempt, what are the possible charges and/or punishments that may be given to those who are caught attempting them?

(Legality III - Open Response)
1) Under your country's legal system, is studying occultism the same as performing occultism, or is there a difference?
2) Under your country's legal system, is studying magick the same as practicing magick, or is there a difference?

(History & Current Trends - Open Response)
1) Have your country's people had a history with occultism and magick?
2) Is occultism and magick gaining interest, losing interest, or at about the same level of interest as it was 20 years ago?
[b]3) What kind of person in your nation tends to be interested in or active in studying or practicing occultism and magick the most on average?
(By Age, Class, Sex, Race, Industry, Etc.)
4) What kind of person in your nation tends to be interested in or active in studying or practicing occultism and magick the least on average? (By Age, Class, Sex, Race, Industry, Etc.)
5) Does your younger population (12-39) overall view occultism and magick positively, neutrally, or negatively?
6) Does your older population (40+) overall view occultism and magick positively, neutrally, or negatively?
7) Is occultism and magick connected to one or more religions (real or fictional) in your society?
8) Are there any extremist groups, political, religious, or otherwise, that are known to be associated with occultism and magick? What can be said about them?

(Cultural Insight - Open Response)
(Answer Only If Applicable.)
Why do your people study and/or practice occultism and magick?

(Cultural Insight II - Open Response)
(Answer Only If Applicable.)
How does occultism and magick influence and interrelate with the religious beliefs and activities of the communities in your country?

(Cultural Insight III - Open Response)
(Answer Only If Applicable.)
Are there any famous or notable events, groups, secret sects, cults, or industries that are known for involvement with the subjects of occultism and magick?

(Social Tolerance - Short Answer & Open Response)
1) Is occultism and magick tolerated in your country's education system?
—(To what extent?)
2) Is occultism and magick tolerated in your country's healthcare system?
—(To what extent?)
3) Is occultism and magick tolerated in your country's military?
—(To what extent?)
4) Is occultism and magick tolerated in your country's government?
—(To what extent?)
5) Is occultism and magick tolerated in your country's jails and prisons?
—(To what extent?)
6) Is occultism and magick tolerated in your country's workplace?
—(To what extent?)

(Misc. - Open Response)
1) What does your country's top leader think of occultism and magick?
2) What does your country's scientific community think of occultism and magick?
3) What does your country's military leadership think of occultism and magick?
4) How superstitious are your country's people?
[b]5) Do your country's people believe in bad luck, omens, or mythical creatures?

6) Are there any funny national incidents that have happened in your country which involved occultism and magick?

▪️(OPTIONAL BONUS QUESTION)▪️
(Be As Short or Descriptive As You Wish!)
How does your nation view Evergar?
Last edited by Evergar on Tue Aug 03, 2021 9:48 pm, edited 4 times in total.

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Thermodolia
Khan of Spam
 
Posts: 67140
Founded: Oct 07, 2011
New York Times Democracy

Postby Thermodolia » Mon Aug 02, 2021 3:07 am

Your Nation: The National Republic of Thermodolia
Current Leader: President Jacob Zarman, Prime Minister Derak Gœs
Type of Leadership: President and Prime Minister
Government Type: Federal Semi-Presidential Democratic Republic
Economic System: Mixed Market Capitalism
Unit System: Metric
Date Founded: 588 (Thermodolia as a nation), 12 October, 1898 (establishment of the national republic)
State Religion: N/A
National Ideology/Ideologies: National Liberalism

(General - Fill-in-the-Box)
Your Nation is Officially:
(Mark 1 box with an X.)
[] Theocratic and/or Clerical
[X] Secular and/or Neutral
[] Atheist and/or Antireligionist

Your Nation's Government is:
(Mark All That Apply with an X.)
[] Anarchist
[] Democratic (Direct Democracy)
[X] Republican (Representative Democracy)
[] Authoritarian
– () Absolute Monarchist
– () Limited Monarchist
– () Dictatorial
[] Totalitarian (Extreme Authoritarianism)

Your Nation's Economy is:
(Mark All That Apply with an X.)
[X] Market
– () Pure Capitalist
– (X) Mixed Capitalist
– () State Capitalist
[] Command
– () Marxist-Leninist
– () Market Socialist
– () Democratic Socialist
[] Traditional
[] Other (Mercantilism, Feudalism, Etc.)

Your Nation's People Lean Overall:
(Mark 1 box with an X.)
[] Far-Left
[] Left-Wing
[] Center-Left
[] Moderate/Centrist
[X] Center-Right
[] Right-Wing
[] Far-Right

(General - Open Response)
1) How does your government define "occultism" and "magick"? Things that don’t exist and have literally no barring on society.
2) How does your country's people and culture define "occultism" and "magick"? Silly things and that silly people believe in
3) On a scale of 1-10, how open or closed is your government toward the topics of "occultism" and "magick"? [1 = Totally Open, 10 = Totally Closed] 10
4) On a scale of 1-10, how open or closed is your country's people and culture toward the topics of "occultism" and "magick"? [1 = Totally Open, 10 = Totally Closed] 9

(Legality - Filll-in-the-Box)
Your Nation's Constitution and/or Legal System Allow These Occultic Practices:
(Mark All That Apply with an X.)
[] Witchcraft/Wizardry
[] Alchemy
[] Astrology
[] Exorcism/Cleansing
[] Shamanism
[] Numerology
[] Sacred Geometry
[] (Other)
Legally any of the above can be practiced as the government doesn’t make them illegal however if such practices become cult like the government can. and will put a stop to it

Your Nation's Constitution and/or Legal System Does/Do Not Allow These Occultic Practices:
(Mark All That Apply with an X.)
[] Witchcraft/Wizardry
[] Alchemy
[] Astrology
[] Exorcism/Cleansing
[] Shamanism
[] Numerology
[] Sacred Geometry
[] (Other)
See above

Your Nation's Constitution and/or Legal System Allow These Forms of Magick:
(Mark All That Apply with an X.)
[] Necromancy
[] Cursing
[] Blessing
[] Soothsaying/Fortunetelling
[] Vampirism
[] Astral Projection
[] Summoning/Evocation
[] (Other)
None of these are real so it doesn’t matter according to the government.

Your Nation's Constitution and/or Legal System Does/Do Not Allow These Forms of Magick:
(Mark All That Apply with an X.)
[] Necromancy
[] Cursing
[] Blessing
[] Soothsaying/Fortunetelling
[] Vampirism
[] Astral Projection
[] Summoning/Evocation
[] (Other)
See above

(Legality - Open Response)
1) When did your government officially legalize/outlaw the types of occultic practices marked above? It hasn’t. The Thermodolian government doesn’t believe in make believe and doesn’t plan on making such things illegal.
2) When did your government officially legalize/outlaw the forms of magick marked above? See Above
3) Has there been or is there currently a movement in your country to criminalize/decriminalize occultic practices? No
4) Has there been or is there currently a movement in your country to criminalize/decriminalize forms of magick? No
5) To what extent in your country are occultic practices permitted/restricted? Not really considering that most people think they are just make believe practiced by lunatics
6) To what extent in your country are forms of magick permitted/restricted? See above

(Legality II - Open Response)
1) If occultic practices are illegal in your country to practice, what are the possible charges and/or punishments that may be given to those who are caught practicing them? N/A
2) If forms of magick are illegal in your country to attempt, what are the possible charges and/or punishments that may be given to those who are caught attempting them? N/A

(Legality III - Open Response)
1) Under your country's legal system, is studying occultism the same as performing occultism, or is there a difference? N/A
2) Under your country's legal system, is studying magick the same as practicing magick, or is there a difference? N/A

(History & Current Trends - Open Response)
1) Have your country's people had a history with occultism and magick? No
2) Is occultism and magick gaining interest, losing interest, or at about the same level of interest as it was 20 years ago? it’s probably lost interest really.
3) What kind of person in your nation tends to be interested in or active in studying or practicing occultism and magick the most on average? Typically it’s generally just a bunch of weirdos mainly male, poor, uneducated, and young
4) What kind of person in your nation tends to be interested in or active in studying or practicing occultism and magick the least on average? Lunatics
5) Does your younger population (12-39) overall view occultism and magick positively, neutrally, or negatively? Negatively
6) Does your older population (40+) overall view occultism and magick positively, neutrally, or negatively? Negatively
7) Is occultism and magick connected to one or more religions (real or fictional) in your society? Just some random indigenous religions
8) Are there any extremist groups, political, religious, or otherwise, that are known to be associated with occultism and magick? What can be said about them? Neo Nazis. And they are hated.

(Cultural Insight - Open Response)
(Answer Only If Applicable.)
Why do your people study and/or practice occultism and magick?
The same reason why people study make believe fairy tales and mythology, because it’s interesting.

(Cultural Insight II - Open Response)
(Answer Only If Applicable.)
How does occultism and magick influence and interrelate with the religious beliefs and activities of the communities in your country?
It doesn’t.

(Cultural Insight III - Open Response)
(Answer Only If Applicable.)
Are there any famous or notable events, groups, secret sects, cults, or industries that are known for involvement with the subjects of occultism and magick?
Only a few neo Nazis

(Social Tolerance - Short Answer & Open Response)
1) Is occultism and magick tolerated in your country's education system? Not really
—(To what extent?) It’s treated as make believe
2) Is occultism and magick tolerated in your country's healthcare system? Not at all
—(To what extent?) It’s not medical Science and attempting to use it can get your medical license revoked and you can wind up in a lunatic asylum
3) Is occultism and magick tolerated in your country's military? Definitely not
—(To what extent?) It’s not at all tolerable.
4) Is occultism and magick tolerated in your country's government? No
—(To what extent?) See above
5) Is occultism and magick tolerated in your country's jails and prisons? No
—(To what extent?) See above
6) Is occultism and magick tolerated in your country's workplace? No
—(To what extent?) See Above

(Misc. - Open Response)
1) What does your country's top leader think of occultism and magick? That it’s make believe nonsense
2) What does your country's scientific community think of occultism and magick? See above
3) What does your country's military leadership think of occultism and magick? See above
4) How superstitious are your country's people? Not at all. Only 15% of the nation could be described as superstitious
5) Do your country's people believe in bad luck, omens, or mythical creatures? No
6) Are there any funny national incidents that have happened in your country which involved occultism and magick? No

▪️(OPTIONAL BONUS QUESTION)▪️
(Be As Short or Descriptive As You Wish!)
How does your nation view Evergar?
A strange far right nation governed by a bunch of people who think make believe is real.
Male, State Socialist, Cultural Nationalist, Welfare Chauvinist lives somewhere in AZ I'm GAY! Disabled US Military Veteran
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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Idoho
Bureaucrat
 
Posts: 62
Founded: Oct 07, 2011
Iron Fist Consumerists

Postby Idoho » Mon Aug 02, 2021 3:27 am

Your Nation: The Christian Republic of Idoho
Current Leader: President John Merson
Type of Leadership: President
Government Type: De Jure: Presidential Christian Republic De Facto: Theocratic Single Party Dictatorship
Economic System: Feudalism
Unit System: Metric
Date Founded: 1921
State Religion: Idohoan State Church
National Ideology/Ideologies: Theocratic conservatism

(General - Fill-in-the-Box)
Your Nation is Officially:
(Mark 1 box with an X.)
[X] Theocratic and/or Clerical
[] Secular and/or Neutral
[] Atheist and/or Antireligionist

Your Nation's Government is:
(Mark All That Apply with an X.)
[] Anarchist
[] Democratic (Direct Democracy)
[] Republican (Representative Democracy)
[X] Authoritarian
– () Absolute Monarchist
– () Limited Monarchist
– (X) Dictatorial
[X] Totalitarian (Extreme Authoritarianism)

Your Nation's Economy is:
(Mark All That Apply with an X.)
[] Market
– () Pure Capitalist
– () Mixed Capitalist
– () State Capitalist
[] Command
– () Marxist-Leninist
– () Market Socialist
– () Democratic Socialist
[] Traditional
[X] Other (Mercantilism, Feudalism, Etc.)

Your Nation's People Lean Overall:
(Mark 1 box with an X.)
[] Far-Left
[] Left-Wing
[] Center-Left
[] Moderate/Centrist
[] Center-Right
[] Right-Wing
[X] Far-Right

(General - Open Response)
1) How does your government define "occultism" and "magick"? Things of the Devil and pure evil
2) How does your country's people and culture define "occultism" and "magick"? Evil
3) On a scale of 1-10, how open or closed is your government toward the topics of "occultism" and "magick"? [1 = Totally Open, 10 = Totally Closed] 10
4) On a scale of 1-10, how open or closed is your country's people and culture toward the topics of "occultism" and "magick"? [1 = Totally Open, 10 = Totally Closed] 10

(Legality - Filll-in-the-Box)
Your Nation's Constitution and/or Legal System Allow These Occultic Practices:
(Mark All That Apply with an X.)
[] Witchcraft/Wizardry
[] Alchemy
[] Astrology
[X] Exorcism/Cleansing
[] Shamanism
[] Numerology
[] Sacred Geometry
[] (Other)

Your Nation's Constitution and/or Legal System Does/Do Not Allow These Occultic Practices:
(Mark All That Apply with an X.)
[X] Witchcraft/Wizardry
[X] Alchemy
[X] Astrology
[] Exorcism/Cleansing
[X] Shamanism
[X] Numerology
[X] Sacred Geometry
[] (Other)

Your Nation's Constitution and/or Legal System Allow These Forms of Magick:
(Mark All That Apply with an X.)
[] Necromancy
[X] Cursing
[X] Blessing
[] Soothsaying/Fortunetelling
[] Vampirism
[] Astral Projection
[] Summoning/Evocation
[] (Other)

Your Nation's Constitution and/or Legal System Does/Do Not Allow These Forms of Magick:
(Mark All That Apply with an X.)
[X] Necromancy
[] Cursing
[] Blessing
[X] Soothsaying/Fortunetelling
[X] Vampirism
[X] Astral Projection
[X] Summoning/Evocation
[] (Other)

(Legality - Open Response)
1) When did your government officially legalize/outlaw the types of occultic practices marked above? 1921 with the passage of the constitution
2) When did your government officially legalize/outlaw the forms of magick marked above? See above
3) Has there been or is there currently a movement in your country to criminalize occultic practices? Yes
4) Has there been or is there currently a movement in your country to criminalize forms of magick? Yes
5) To what extent in your country are occultic practices permitted/restricted? Only exorcisms preformed by the Idohoan State Church are allowed. All other forms are illegal and punishable by death
6) To what extent in your country are forms of magick permitted/restricted? Only blessings and cursings are allowed. See above for punishment.

(Legality II - Open Response)
1) If occultic practices are illegal in your country to practice, what are the possible charges and/or punishments that may be given to those who are caught practicing them? Death by burning at the stake
2) If forms of magick are illegal in your country to attempt, what are the possible charges and/or punishments that may be given to those who are caught attempting them? See above

(Legality III - Open Response)
1) Under your country's legal system, is studying occultism the same as performing occultism, or is there a difference? Yes studying occultism is the same as preforming it
2) Under your country's legal system, is studying magick the same as practicing magick, or is there a difference? See above

(History & Current Trends - Open Response)
1) Have your country's people had a history with occultism and magick? Yes
2) Is occultism and magick gaining interest, losing interest, or at about the same level of interest as it was 20 years ago? Losing interest, most people prefer to remain alive.
3) What kind of person in your nation tends to be interested in or active in studying or practicing occultism and magick the most on average? Evil doers who wish to harm the nation
4) What kind of person in your nation tends to be interested in or active in studying or practicing occultism and magick the least on average? See above
5) Does your younger population (12-39) overall view occultism and magick positively, neutrally, or negatively? Negatively
6) Does your older population (40+) overall view occultism and magick positively, neutrally, or negatively? Negatively
7) Is occultism and magick connected to one or more religions (real or fictional) in your society? If it is those religions are banned for practicing evil
8) Are there any extremist groups, political, religious, or otherwise, that are known to be associated with occultism and magick? What can be said about them? No

(Cultural Insight - Open Response)
(Answer Only If Applicable.)
Why do your people study and/or practice occultism and magick?
They don’t

(Cultural Insight II - Open Response)
(Answer Only If Applicable.)
How does occultism and magick influence and interrelate with the religious beliefs and activities of the communities in your country?
It doesn’t.

(Cultural Insight III - Open Response)
(Answer Only If Applicable.)
Are there any famous or notable events, groups, secret sects, cults, or industries that are known for involvement with the subjects of occultism and magick?

(Social Tolerance - Short Answer & Open Response)
1) Is occultism and magick tolerated in your country's education system? No
—(To what extent?) It’s seen as evil
2) Is occultism and magick tolerated in your country's healthcare system? No
—(To what extent?) See above
3) Is occultism and magick tolerated in your country's military? No
—(To what extent?) See Above
4) Is occultism and magick tolerated in your country's government? No
—(To what extent?) See above
5) Is occultism and magick tolerated in your country's jails and prisons? No
—(To what extent?) See above
6) Is occultism and magick tolerated in your country's workplace? No
—(To what extent?) See Above

(Misc. - Open Response)
1) What does your country's top leader think of occultism and magick? That it’s evil
2) What does your country's scientific community think of occultism and magick? See above
3) What does your country's military leadership think of occultism and magick? See above
4) How superstitious are your country's people? Most of the nation is superstitious
5) Do your country's people believe in bad luck, omens, or mythical creatures? Yes
6) Are there any funny national incidents that have happened in your country which involved occultism and magick? No

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How does your nation view Evergar?
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The Imagination Animals
Diplomat
 
Posts: 702
Founded: Mar 27, 2020
Iron Fist Consumerists

Postby The Imagination Animals » Mon Aug 02, 2021 4:48 am

Your Nation: Crossoveria
Current Leader: Kipper Woofler
Type of Leadership: (Monarch, Dictator, President, Prime Minister, etc.) President
Government Type: Unitary Presidential Republic
Economic System: Caparalist
Unit System: (Imperial, Metric, Other) Imperial
Date Founded: July 31, 1982
State Religion: (if applicable) Hefflism
National Ideology/Ideologies: (if applicable) Waldemarism

(General - Fill-in-the-Box)
Your Nation is Officially:
(Mark 1 box with an X.)
[x] Theocratic and/or Clerical
[] Secular and/or Neutral
[] Atheist and/or Antireligionist

Your Nation's Government is:
(Mark All That Apply with an X.)
[] Anarchist
[] Democratic (Direct Democracy)
[x] Republican (Representative Democracy)
[] Authoritarian
– () Absolute Monarchist
– () Limited Monarchist
– () Dictatorial
[] Totalitarian (Extreme Authoritarianism)

Your Nation's Economy is:
(Mark All That Apply with an X.)
[x] Market
– () Pure Capitalist
– () Mixed Capitalist
– (x) State Capitalist
[] Command
– () Marxist-Leninist
– () Market Socialist
– () Democratic Socialist
[] Traditional
[] Other (Mercantilism, Feudalism, Etc.)

Your Nation's People Lean Overall:
(Mark 1 box with an X.)
[] Far-Left
[] Left-Wing
[] Center-Left
[] Moderate/Centrist
[] Center-Right
[x] Right-Wing
[] Far-Right

(General - Open Response)
1) How does your government define "occultism" and "magick"? A danger to the general public, and something that should be contained.
2) How does your country's people and culture define "occultism" and "magick"? Special powers granted to the people by God
3) On a scale of 1-10, how open or closed is your government toward the topics of "occultism" and "magick"? [1 = Totally Open, 10 = Totally Closed] 7
4) On a scale of 1-10, how open or closed is your country's people and culture toward the topics of "occultism" and "magick"? [1 = Totally Open, 10 = Totally Closed] 1

(Legality - Filll-in-the-Box)
Your Nation's Constitution and/or Legal System Allow These Occultic Practices:
(Mark All That Apply with an X.)
[x] Witchcraft/Wizardry
[x] Alchemy
[x] Astrology
[] Exorcism/Cleansing
[x] Shamanism
[x] Numerology
[x] Sacred Geometry
[] (Other)
[]
[]

Your Nation's Constitution and/or Legal System Does/Do Not Allow These Occultic Practices:
(Mark All That Apply with an X.)
[] Witchcraft/Wizardry
[] Alchemy
[] Astrology
[x] Exorcism/Cleansing
[] Shamanism
[] Numerology
[] Sacred Geometry
[] (Other)
[]
[]

Your Nation's Constitution and/or Legal System Allow These Forms of Magick:
(Mark All That Apply with an X.)
[x] Necromancy
[] Cursing
[x] Blessing
[d] Soothsaying/Fortunetelling
[] Vampirism
[x] Astral Projection
[x] Summoning/Evocation
[] (Other)
[]
[]

Your Nation's Constitution and/or Legal System Does/Do Not Allow These Forms of Magick:
(Mark All That Apply with an X.)
[] Necromancy
[x] Cursing
[] Blessing
[] Soothsaying/Fortunetelling
[x] Vampirism
[] Astral Projection
[] Summoning/Evocation
[] (Other)
[]
[]

(Legality - Open Response)
1) When did your government officially legalize/outlaw the types of occultic practices marked above? 1367 (during the monarchy of Crossoveria)
2) When did your government officially legalize/outlaw the forms of magick marked above? 1285 (same as above)
3) Has there been or is there currently a movement in your country to criminalize/decriminalize occultic practices? Yes
4) Has there been or is there currently a movement in your country to criminalize/decriminalize forms of magick? Yes
5) To what extent in your country are occultic practices permitted/restricted? Sacred Geometry and Astrology
6) To what extent in your country are forms of magick permitted/restricted? Cursing

(Legality II - Open Response)
1) If occultic practices are illegal in your country to practice, what are the possible charges and/or punishments that may be given to those who are caught practicing them? 6 months in jail
2) If forms of magick are illegal in your country to attempt, what are the possible charges and/or punishments that may be given to those who are caught attempting them? Life imprisonment if anyone is harmed

(Legality III - Open Response)
1) Under your country's legal system, is studying occultism the same as performing occultism, or is there a difference? Studying and practicing are the same.
2) Under your country's legal system, is studying magick the same as practicing magick, or is there a difference? They’re the same

(History & Current Trends - Open Response)
1) Have your country's people had a history with occultism and magick? Certainly magic, but not much on occultism
2) Is occultism and magick gaining interest, losing interest, or at about the same level of interest as it was 20 years ago? Losing interest, since magic was mainly used by the ACE, a terrorist grouping that used to turn children into animals.
[b]3) What kind of person in your nation tends to be interested in or active in studying or practicing occultism and magick the most on average? (By Age, Class, Sex, Race, Industry, Etc.) By gender
4) What kind of person in your nation tends to be interested in or active in studying or practicing occultism and magick the least on average? (By Age, Class, Sex, Race, Industry, Etc.) By age
5) Does your younger population (12-39) overall view occultism and magick positively, neutrally, or negatively? Positively
6) Does your older population (40+) overall view occultism and magick positively, neutrally, or negatively? Positively
7) Is occultism and magick connected to one or more religions (real or fictional) in your society? Yes. It is connected to Hefflism, Crossoveria’s official religion.
8) Are there any extremist groups, political, religious, or otherwise, that are known to be associated with occultism and magick? What can be said about them? There WERE. As mentioned above, the ACE (Anti Child Exposure) used to use magic to turn their targets, mostly children, into animals. They briefly took over Crossoverian politics in 2020, and that’s when all hell broke loose in Crossoveria.

(Cultural Insight - Open Response)
(Answer Only If Applicable.)
Why do your people study and/or practice occultism and magick? So they can better get the concept of both topics.

(Cultural Insight II - Open Response)
(Answer Only If Applicable.)
How does occultism and magick influence and interrelate with the religious beliefs and activities of the communities in your country? Magic mad occultism are seen as sacred according to Hefflism, and has been a staple of Crossoverian life for years.

(Cultural Insight III - Open Response)
(Answer Only If Applicable.)
Are there any famous or notable events, groups, secret sects, cults, or industries that are known for involvement with the subjects of occultism and magick? Yes. The terrorist group ACE has used magic to turn kids into animals.

(Social Tolerance - Short Answer & Open Response)
1) Is occultism and magick tolerated in your country's education system? Yes
—(To what extent?) The pupils don’t practice it illegally
2) Is occultism and magick tolerated in your country's healthcare system? Yes
—(To what extent?) Dark magic is illegal for curing people
3) Is occultism and magick tolerated in your country's military? No
—(To what extent?) Soldiers are executed for practicing dangerous magic
4) Is occultism and magick tolerated in your country's government? No
—(To what extent?) They always affiliate magic with the ACE
5) Is occultism and magick tolerated in your country's jails and prisons? Yes
—(To what extent?) No extend. It is used for torturing prisoners
6) Is occultism and magick tolerated in your country's workplace? Yes
—(To what extent?) It is only used to make the work load easier for the workers. They are often paid more for using magic.

(Misc. - Open Response)
1) What does your country's top leader think of occultism and magick?

“It is a gift, but if can also be a curse. It must be contained, and not to be used for any dark practices.”
- Waldemar Rochester, Supreme Leader of Crossoveria

2) What does your country's scientific community think of occultism and magick? They think that occultism helps them do their research, and magic doesn’t exist
3) What does your country's military leadership think of occultism and magick? The military leadership thinks that the use of magic can lead to serious casualties and more trouble than worth.
4) How superstitious are your country's people? Incredibly
[b]5) Do your country's people believe in bad luck, omens, or mythical creatures? Yes
6) Are there any funny national incidents that have happened in your country which involved occultism and magick? Yes. The ACE existed.

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Rango Mango
Spokesperson
 
Posts: 111
Founded: Oct 26, 2012
Psychotic Dictatorship

Postby Rango Mango » Mon Aug 02, 2021 7:37 am

Your Nation: The People's Republic of Rango Mango
Current Leader: President Pat Mbutu
Type of Leadership: (Monarch, Dictator, President, Prime Minister, etc.) President for life
Government Type: Single-party Presidential Republic
Economic System: Socialist
Unit System: (Imperial, Metric, Other) Other (uses ancient traditional measurements)
Date Founded: 13 August 1960
State Religion: (if applicable) Chrislam
National Ideology/Ideologies: (if applicable) A combination of Chrislam and African Socialism, but really it's whatever pops into Pat Mbutu's head on any given day that becomes the official ideology

(General - Fill-in-the-Box)
Your Nation is Officially:
(Mark 1 box with an X.)
[X] Theocratic and/or Clerical
[] Secular and/or Neutral
[] Atheist and/or Antireligionist

Your Nation's Government is:
(Mark All That Apply with an X.)
[] Anarchist
[] Democratic (Direct Democracy)
[] Republican (Representative Democracy)
[] Authoritarian
– () Absolute Monarchist
– () Limited Monarchist
– () Dictatorial
[X] Totalitarian (Extreme Authoritarianism)

Your Nation's Economy is:
(Mark All That Apply with an X.)
[] Market
– () Pure Capitalist
– () Mixed Capitalist
– () State Capitalist
[ ] Command
– () Marxist-Leninist
– () Market Socialist
– () Democratic Socialist
[] Traditional
[X] Other (Mercantilism, Feudalism, Etc.) Rango Mango is generally considered a kleptocracy

Your Nation's People Lean Overall:
(Mark 1 box with an X.)
[X] Far-Left
[] Left-Wing
[] Center-Left
[] Moderate/Centrist
[] Center-Right
[] Right-Wing
[] Far-Right

(General - Open Response)
1) How does your government define "occultism" and "magick"? Any action that is not sanctioned by the state religion of Chrislam, or by the government (such as using 'technology') is defined as occult, magic or witchcraft
2) How does your country's people and culture define "occultism" and "magick"? Pretty much anything they don't understand is seen as occultism
3) On a scale of 1-10, how open or closed is your government toward the topics of "occultism" and "magick"? [1 = Totally Open, 10 = Totally Closed] 10
4) On a scale of 1-10, how open or closed is your country's people and culture toward the topics of "occultism" and "magick"? [1 = Totally Open, 10 = Totally Closed] 8

(Legality - Filll-in-the-Box)
Your Nation's Constitution and/or Legal System Allow These Occultic Practices:
(Mark All That Apply with an X.)
[] Witchcraft/Wizardry
[] Alchemy
[] Astrology
[] Exorcism/Cleansing
[] Shamanism
[] Numerology
[] Sacred Geometry
[] (Other)
[]
[]

Your Nation's Constitution and/or Legal System Does Not Allow These Occultic Practices:
(Mark All That Apply with an X.)
[X] Witchcraft/Wizardry
[X] Alchemy
[] Astrology
[] Exorcism/Cleansing
[] Shamanism
[X] Numerology
[X] Sacred Geometry
[] (Other)
[]
[]

Your Nation's Constitution and/or Legal System Allow These Forms of Magick:
(Mark All That Apply with an X.)
[] Necromancy
[] Cursing
[] Blessing
[] Soothsaying/Fortunetelling
[] Vampirism
[] Astral Projection
[] Summoning/Evocation
[] (Other)
[]
[]

Your Nation's Constitution and/or Legal System Does/Do Not Allow These Forms of Magick:
(Mark All That Apply with an X.)
[X] Necromancy
[X] Cursing
[] Blessing
[X] Soothsaying/Fortunetelling
[X] Vampirism
[X] Astral Projection
[X] Summoning/Evocation
[] (Other)
[]
[]

(Legality - Open Response)
1) When did your government officially legalize/outlaw the types of occultic practices marked above? Witchcraft has always been illegal, but the definition has slowly broadened since 1993 when the Party for Freedom and Democracy came to power
2) When did your government officially legalize/outlaw the forms of magick marked above? See above answer
3) Has there been or is there currently a movement in your country to criminalize/decriminalize occultic practices? The President and many religious leaders are very strong on outlawing such practices, as they lead to devilish thoughts about 'democracy' and 'rights for women' and all sorts of evil ideas
4) Has there been or is there currently a movement in your country to criminalize/decriminalize forms of magick? There have been groups who have suggested that Rango Mango be more open to traditional beliefs like animism 'to represent a rejection of colonial ideas' however this movement has not gained traction because the more stuff that's banned, the easier the populace are to control President Pat Mbutu, in his infinite wisdom, did not see fit to
5) To what extent in your country are occultic practices permitted/restricted? They're still widely practiced in rural areas or in secret - it's not usually enforced unless it's a convenient way to arrest dissidents
6) To what extent in your country are forms of magick permitted/restricted? There is the death penalty for witchcraft and magic use, which is commonly given to foreigners who bring their forbidden crystal rectangles ('smart phones') and other items into the country

(Legality II - Open Response)
1) If occultic practices are illegal in your country to practice, what are the possible charges and/or punishments that may be given to those who are caught practicing them? Death
2) If forms of magick are illegal in your country to attempt, what are the possible charges and/or punishments that may be given to those who are caught attempting them? Death

(Legality III - Open Response)
1) Under your country's legal system, is studying occultism the same as performing occultism, or is there a difference? It's definitely seen as a red flag. You should be studying only what you're approved to study.
2) Under your country's legal system, is studying magick the same as practicing magick, or is there a difference? Above.

(History & Current Trends - Open Response)
1) Have your country's people had a history with occultism and magick? Yes
2) Is occultism and magick gaining interest, losing interest, or at about the same level of interest as it was 20 years ago? At about the same level
[b]3) What kind of person in your nation tends to be interested in or active in studying or practicing occultism and magick the most on average? (By Age, Class, Sex, Race, Industry, Etc.) Uneducated rural tribes, people not in urban areas and not practicing other religions
4) What kind of person in your nation tends to be interested in or active in studying or practicing occultism and magick the least on average? (By Age, Class, Sex, Race, Industry, Etc.) People living in Adamas, religious people, members and supporters of the PFD
5) Does your younger population (12-39) overall view occultism and magick positively, neutrally, or negatively? Neutral
6) Does your older population (40+) overall view occultism and magick positively, neutrally, or negatively? Most view it negatively and with fear, but there are pockets that still practice it
7) Is occultism and magick connected to one or more religions (real or fictional) in your society? Usually to various traditional ones
8) Are there any extremist groups, political, religious, or otherwise, that are known to be associated with occultism and magick? What can be said about them? Yes, it is well documented that foreigners who seek to overthrow Rango Mango use magic, as evidence by their 'electricity' and 'internet'

(Cultural Insight - Open Response)
(Answer Only If Applicable.)
Why do your people study and/or practice occultism and magick? Tradition and lack of education

(Cultural Insight II - Open Response)
(Answer Only If Applicable.)
How does occultism and magick influence and interrelate with the religious beliefs and activities of the communities in your country? It's used as a bogeyman to justify persecuting groups that the government doesn't like

(Cultural Insight III - Open Response)
(Answer Only If Applicable.)
Are there any famous or notable events, groups, secret sects, cults, or industries that are known for involvement with the subjects of occultism and magick?

(Social Tolerance - Short Answer & Open Response)
1) Is occultism and magick tolerated in your country's education system?
—(To what extent?) Not at all
2) Is occultism and magick tolerated in your country's healthcare system?
—(To what extent?) Not at all
3) Is occultism and magick tolerated in your country's military?
—(To what extent?) Not at all
4) Is occultism and magick tolerated in your country's government?
—(To what extent?) Not at all
5) Is occultism and magick tolerated in your country's jails and prisons?
—(To what extent?) Not at all
6) Is occultism and magick tolerated in your country's workplace?
—(To what extent?) Not at all

(Misc. - Open Response)
1) What does your country's top leader think of occultism and magick? He knows it's bullshit but that enough people believe in it that he can use the threat of it to whip up fear and hysteria
2) What does your country's scientific community think of occultism and magick? Many Rangolese scientists believe in it, but would never dare practice it
3) What does your country's military leadership think of occultism and magick? Most don't believe in it, some do but fear it
4) How superstitious are your country's people? Very
[b]5) Do your country's people believe in bad luck, omens, or mythical creatures? Yes
6) Are there any funny national incidents that have happened in your country which involved occultism and magick? Does executing foreigners for practicing magic count as funny?

▪️(OPTIONAL BONUS QUESTION)▪️
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République Populaire de Rango Mango
A landlocked, failed, African socialist dictatorship, ruled by President Pat Mbutu.
Population: 10 million.
Area: 622,984 km2
Government: Single-party Presidential Republic
President: Pat Mbutu
Capital City: Adamas
HDI: 0.286
GDP per capita: $49

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Crnarus
Civil Servant
 
Posts: 10
Founded: Jun 28, 2021
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Crnarus » Mon Aug 02, 2021 10:18 am

Your Nation: The Tsardom of Crnarus'
Current Leader: Tsar Radomir I (Radomir Ayushyev)
Type of Leadership: Monarch
Government Type: Mixed Republic (similar system to the Novgorodian Republic)
Economic System: Mercantilism
Unit System: Other
Date Founded: 784 AD (current year is 900 AD)
State Religion: Yasneism
National Ideology/Ideologies: /

(General - Fill-in-the-Box)
Your Nation is Officially:
(Mark 1 box with an X.)
[x] Theocratic and/or Clerical
[ ] Secular and/or Neutral
[ ] Atheist and/or Antireligionist

Your Nation's Government is:
(Mark All That Apply with an X.)
[ ] Anarchist
[ ] Democratic (Direct Democracy)
[x] Republican (Representative Democracy)
[ ] Authoritarian
– ( ) Absolute Monarchist
– (x) Limited Monarchist
– ( ) Dictatorial
[ ] Totalitarian (Extreme Authoritarianism)

Your Nation's Economy is:
(Mark All That Apply with an X.)
[ ] Market
– ( ) Pure Capitalist
– ( ) Mixed Capitalist
– ( ) State Capitalist
[ ] Command
– ( ) Marxist-Leninist
– ( ) Market Socialist
– ( ) Democratic Socialist
[ ] Traditional
[x] Other (Mercantilism, Feudalism, Etc.)

Your Nation's People Lean Overall:
(Mark 1 box with an X.)
[ ] Far-Left
[ ] Left-Wing
[ ] Center-Left
[ ] Moderate/Centrist
[x] Center-Right
[ ] Right-Wing
[ ] Far-Right

(General - Open Response)
1) How does your government define "occultism" and "magick"?
Sometimes a useful tool which is sometimes used in Yasneism.
2) How does your country's people and culture define "occultism" and "magick"?
Magick can effectively be used in defence against someone, but only with a lot of training and a right background. Often mentioned in stories. A useful tool if used correctly, but might bring bad luck or a curse if used incorrectly/too often.
3) On a scale of 1-10, how open or closed is your government toward the topics of "occultism" and "magick"? [1 = Totally Open, 10 = Totally Closed]
8 - The Grand Vecha and the Tsar support certain types of occultism and magick, but mostly keep it a secret.
4) On a scale of 1-10, how open or closed is your country's people and culture toward the topics of "occultism" and "magick"? [1 = Totally Open, 10 = Totally Closed]
5 - Amongst each other, very. But when a foreigner is in the group the topic is excessively avoided

(Legality - Filll-in-the-Box)
Your Nation's Constitution and/or Legal System Allow These Occultic Practices:
(Mark All That Apply with an X.)
[x] Witchcraft/Wizardry
[x] Alchemy
[x] Astrology
[x] Exorcism/Cleansing
[x] Shamanism
[x] Numerology
[x] Sacred Geometry
[x] (Other)

All are excessively used in Yasneism.

Your Nation's Constitution and/or Legal System Does/Do Not Allow These Occultic Practices:
(Mark All That Apply with an X.)
[] Witchcraft/Wizardry
[] Alchemy
[] Astrology
[] Exorcism/Cleansing
[] Shamanism
[] Numerology
[] Sacred Geometry

All forms of occult practices are allowed

Your Nation's Constitution and/or Legal System Allow These Forms of Magick:
(Mark All That Apply with an X.)
[ ] Necromancy
[x] Cursing
[ ] Non-deadly Curses if meant to harm the entire country, the tsar or the Grand Vecha
[ ] Taking control over somebody
[x] Other Non-deadly Curses
[ ] Deadly Curses
[x] Blessing
[x] Soothsaying/Fortunetelling
[ ] Vampirism
[x] Astral Projection
[x] Summoning/Evocation
[x] Demons
[x] Spirits of Listvenica
[ ] People which recently died
[ ] Voodoo

Your nation's Constitution and/or Legal System Does/Do Not Allow These Forms of Magick:
(Mark All That Apply with an X.)
[x] Necromancy
[x] Cursing
[x] Non-deadly Curses if meant to harm the entire country, the tsar or the Grand Vecha
[x] Taking control over somebody
[ ] Other Non-deadly Curses
[x] Deadly Curses
[ ] Blessing
[ ] Soothsaying/Fortunetelling
[x] Vampirism
[ ] Astral Projection
[x] Summoning/Evocation
[ ] Demons
[ ] Spirits of Listvenica
[x] People which recently died
[x] Voodoo

(Legality - Open Response)

1) When did your government officially legalize/outlaw the types of occultic practices marked above?
All of them were legal since the beginning of Crnarus and broadly used in Yasneism.

2) When did your government officially legalize/outlaw the forms of magick marked above?
Most of them were already legal, as they were excessively used in Yasneism. Those not allowed though, were already outlawed in the formation of Crnarus.

3) Has there been or is there currently a movement in your country to criminalize/decriminalize occultic practices?
Many foreigner groups which found out about those practices have been asking to decriminilize witchcraft.

4) Has there been or is there currently a movement in your country to criminalize/decriminalize forms of magick?
There is currently a big group trying to criminilize astral projection, as "some souls never came back". Some smaller cults have also been asking for the complete decriminilization of voodoo, curses and summoning.

5) To what extent in your country are occultic practices permitted/restricted?
It's permitted as long as you don't kill anyone or curse anyone too badly. As it can usually not be checked who cursed who, people just say karma will get them eventually.

6) To what extent in your country are forms of magick permitted/restricted?
It's permitted as long as you don't kill anyone or curse anyone too badly. As it can usually not be checked who cursed who, people just say karma will get them eventually.

(Legality II - Open Response)
1) If occultic practices are illegal in your country to practice, what are the possible charges and/or punishments that may be given to those who are caught practicing them?
/
2) If forms of magick are illegal in your country to attempt, what are the possible charges and/or punishments that may be given to those who are caught attempting them?
If anyone is caught making a deadly curse, they can be imprisoned for a murder attempt.

(Legality III - Open Response)
1) Under your country's legal system, is studying occultism the same as performing occultism, or is there a difference?
It is the same and both are allowed.

2) Under your country's legal system, is studying magick the same as practicing magick, or is there a difference?
Studying it is considered the first step to practicing it, so it's the same.

(History & Current Trends - Open Response)
1) Have your country's people had a history with occultism and magick?
Yes

2) Is occultism and magick gaining interest, losing interest, or at about the same level of interest as it was 20 years ago?
About the same

3) What kind of person in your nation tends to be interested in or active in studying or practicing occultism and magick the most on average? (By Age, Class, Sex, Race, Industry, Etc.)
People in their 60s and older

4) What kind of person in your nation tends to be interested in or active in studying or practicing occultism and magick the least on average? (By Age, Class, Sex, Race, Industry, Etc.)
20s-50s, they have work to do, but they still believe in it

5) Does your younger population (12-39) overall view occultism and magick positively, neutrally, or negatively?
Positively

6) Does your older population (40+) overall view occultism and magick positively, neutrally, or negatively?
Positively

7) Is occultism and magick connected to one or more religions (real or fictional) in your society?
Yes, to the state religion Yasneism.

8) Are there any extremist groups, political, religious, or otherwise, that are known to be associated with occultism and magick? What can be said about them?
There are the Chertovcy, usually known as a religious cult which practices voodoo and curses people. This might just be a misunderstanding though.

(Cultural Insight - Open Response)
(Answer Only If Applicable.)
Why do your people study and/or practice occultism and magick?
They believe that it can be used for self-defence and healing. The only known method of healing consists of plant "witchcraft". Proto-Yasneism didn't really have anything to do with occultism and magick, so it is speculated that when the Crnarussians adopted the religion, their traditions and plant knowledge stuck.

(Cultural Insight II - Open Response)
(Answer Only If Applicable.)
How does occultism and magick influence and interrelate with the religious beliefs and activities of the communities in your country?
Crnarussian Yasneism has been heavily influenced by the former Crnarussian beliefs. Their former goddess, Qha, has supposedly brought magick to the people to help them heal themselves. The origins of occultism in the religion are unknown.
Generally the former beliefs work quite well with Yasneism. For example, one of the core beliefs of Yasneism is "universal fairness". Those who have been stripped of certain abilities at birth (not ones caused), might have a stronger ability in witchcraft. The belief in universal fairness can cause distress sometimes, as some people seem to reach so much by disadvantaging others, but in the combination of occultism and magick, it starts to make more "sense".

(Cultural Insight III - Open Response)
(Answer Only If Applicable.)
Are there any famous or notable events, groups, secret sects, cults, or industries that are known for involvement with the subjects of occultism and magick?
Well there are the earlier mentioned Chertovcy.

(Social Tolerance - Short Answer & Open Response)
1) Is occultism and magick tolerated in your country's education system?
—Yes, it is even sometimes taught.
2) Is occultism and magick tolerated in your country's healthcare system?
—Yes, it is the healthcare system (only plant witchcraft).
3) Is occultism and magick tolerated in your country's military?
—Yes, there is even a small division of "witches"
4) Is occultism and magick tolerated in your country's government?
—Yes, but curses are forbidden
5) Is occultism and magick tolerated in your country's jails and prisons?
—Yes, but they may not be used for escaping the prision
6) Is occultism and magick tolerated in your country's workplace?
—Yes, but harming other crops is a crime

(Misc. - Open Response)
1) What does your country's top leader think of occultism and magick?
It is a gift from Qha.
2) What does your country's scientific community think of occultism and magick?
The very early forms of a scientific community see the bonuses in the research of plants. Both practices are leading the nation into an age of medicine.
3) What does your country's military leadership think of occultism and magick?
Useful to save soldiers' lives, the small division of "witches" are mostly used as healers
4) How superstitious are your country's people?
Very.
5) Do your country's people believe in bad luck, omens, or mythical creatures?
Yes, very. Some mythical creatures like the rusalka or the domovoy are well known in the Crnarussian households.
[b]6) Are there any funny national incidents that have happened in your country which involved occultism and magick?

In the early days of the nation, a foreign king visited Crnarus'. On his first day, he often talked how "stupid" the Crnarussians were for practicing magick and even supposedly insulted the tsar. Later that day, he collapsed after dinner. The Tsar made an announcement where he stated that the one who cursed the foreign king, should come to the palace that day. One woman actually arrived at the palace, thinking that she would be imprisoned. The Tsar, however, gave her an emerald, as a "thank you for cursing him unconscious". Eventually the king awoke though and travelled back to his home country. The story sparked some tensions between Crnarus' and that foreign country though.

▪️(OPTIONAL BONUS QUESTION)▪️
(Be As Short or Descriptive As You Wish!)
How does your nation view Evergar?


Well Evergar doesn't really fit into our timeline (900 AD) or our world... The supposed Efergaisa though, could in theory be in the lands north of Crnarus. If they are, they would most likely be considered a related people group to the Germano-Statists in the southwest of the Ærellian continent and seen as a slightly underdeveloped tribe, but also religiously closer to the Gallachians to the west of Crnarus.

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Postby Bigpipstan » Wed Aug 04, 2021 4:05 am

Your Nation: Anocratic empire of Bigpipstan
Current Leader: Emperor Bigpip
Type of Leadership: (Monarch, Dictator, President, Prime Minister, etc.) monarch
Government Type: Semi constitutional monarchy
Economic System: decentraly planned economy
Unit System: (Imperial, Metric, Other) metric
Date Founded: not founded on Earth
State Religion: (if applicable) atheism
National Ideology/Ideologies: (if applicable) Neo harmonism (Isolationism+socialism+nationalism+pacifism+assimilationism+gerontocracy)

(General - Fill-in-the-Box)
Your Nation is Officially:
(Mark 1 box with an X.)
[] Theocratic and/or Clerical
[] Secular and/or Neutral
[X] Atheist and/or Antireligionist

Your Nation's Government is:
(Mark All That Apply with an X.)
[] Anarchist
[] Democratic (Direct Democracy)
[] Republican (Representative Democracy)
[X] Authoritarian
– () Absolute Monarchist
– (X) Limited Monarchist
– () Dictatorial
[] Totalitarian (Extreme Authoritarianism)

Your Nation's Economy is:
(Mark All That Apply with an X.)
[] Market
– () Pure Capitalist
– () Mixed Capitalist
– () State Capitalist
[] Command
– () Marxist-Leninist
– () Market Socialist
– () Democratic Socialist
[] Traditional
[X] Other (Mercantilism, Feudalism, Etc.) decentraly planned economy

Your Nation's People Lean Overall:
(Mark 1 box with an X.)
[X] Far-Left
[] Left-Wing
[] Center-Left
[] Moderate/Centrist
[] Center-Right
[] Right-Wing
[] Far-Right

(General - Open Response)
1) How does your government define "occultism" and "magick"? magic manipulation of thaumic energy to produce a specific effect Occultism is when a person makes a connection with a deity.
2) How does your country's people and culture define "occultism" and "magick"?
3) On a scale of 1-10, how open or closed is your government toward the topics of "occultism" and "magick"? [1 = Totally Open, 10 = Totally Closed] 1
4) On a scale of 1-10, how open or closed is your country's people and culture toward the topics of "occultism" and "magick"? [1 = Totally Open, 10 = Totally Closed] 1

(Legality - Filll-in-the-Box)
Your Nation's Constitution and/or Legal System Allow These Occultic Practices:
(Mark All That Apply with an X.)
[] Witchcraft/Wizardry
[] Alchemy
[] Astrology
[] Exorcism/Cleansing
[] Shamanism
[] Numerology
[] Sacred Geometry
[] (Other)
[X] Arcane
[]

Your Nation's Constitution and/or Legal System Does/Do Not Allow These Occultic Practices:
(Mark All That Apply with an X.)
[] Witchcraft/Wizardry
[] Alchemy
[] Astrology
[] Exorcism/Cleansing
[] Shamanism
[] Numerology
[] Sacred Geometry
[] (Other)
[] Arcane
[]

Your Nation's Constitution and/or Legal System Allow These Forms of Magick:
(Mark All That Apply with an X.)
[X] Necromancy (Legal under ceirtain rules)
[] Cursing
[] Blessing
[] Soothsaying/Fortunetelling
[] Vampirism
[] Astral Projection
[X] Summoning/Evocation
[] (Other)
[X] Arcane
[X] Natural pegasi magic
[X] Natural earth pony magic

Your Nation's Constitution and/or Legal System Does/Do Not Allow These Forms of Magick:
(Mark All That Apply with an X.)
[X] Necromancy (Legal under ceirtain rules)
[] Cursing
[] Blessing
[] Soothsaying/Fortunetelling
[] Vampirism
[] Astral Projection
[X] Summoning/Evocation
[] (Other)
[X] Arcane
[X] Natural pegasi magic
[X] Natural earth pony magic

(Legality - Open Response)
1) When did your government officially legalize/outlaw the types of occultic practices marked above? When the legal system was introduced
2) When did your government officially legalize/outlaw the forms of magick marked above? They were allways legal
3) Has there been or is there currently a movement in your country to criminalize/decriminalize occultic practices? yes
4) Has there been or is there currently a movement in your country to criminalize/decriminalize forms of magick? no
5) To what extent in your country are occultic practices permitted/restricted? ilegal
6) To what extent in your country are forms of magick permitted/restricted? most forms of magic are unrestricted

(Legality II - Open Response)
1) If occultic practices are illegal in your country to practice, what are the possible charges and/or punishments that may be given to those who are caught practicing them? rehabilitation
2) If forms of magick are illegal in your country to attempt, what are the possible charges and/or punishments that may be given to those who are caught attempting them? rehabilitation

(Legality III - Open Response)
1) Under your country's legal system, is studying occultism the same as performing occultism, or is there a difference? the same
2) Under your country's legal system, is studying magick the same as practicing magick, or is there a difference? seperate

(History & Current Trends - Open Response)
1) Have your country's people had a history with occultism and magick? Our people have been using magic for as we were around. We don't have history with occultism.
2) Is occultism and magick gaining interest, losing interest, or at about the same level of interest as it was 20 years ago? it is the same
[b]3) What kind of person in your nation tends to be interested in or active in studying or practicing occultism and magick the most on average?
(By Age, Class, Sex, Race, Industry, Etc.) none
4) What kind of person in your nation tends to be interested in or active in studying or practicing occultism and magick the least on average? (By Age, Class, Sex, Race, Industry, Etc.) unicorns of all ages regardless of sex or occupation.
5) Does your younger population (12-39) overall view occultism and magick positively, neutrally, or negatively? occultism is seen negativly while magic is seen positivly
6) Does your older population (40+) overall view occultism and magick positively, neutrally, or negatively? occultism is seen negativly while magic is seen positivly
7) Is occultism and magick connected to one or more religions (real or fictional) in your society? magic no, occultism yes.
8) Are there any extremist groups, political, religious, or otherwise, that are known to be associated with occultism and magick? What can be said about them? there are no assosiated groups

(Cultural Insight - Open Response)
(Answer Only If Applicable.)
Why do your people study and/or practice occultism and magick?
People study magic if it helps them in day to day life or it helps them in their hobby or profession
(Cultural Insight II - Open Response)
(Answer Only If Applicable.)
How does occultism and magick influence and interrelate with the religious beliefs and activities of the communities in your country?

(Cultural Insight III - Open Response)
(Answer Only If Applicable.)
Are there any famous or notable events, groups, secret sects, cults, or industries that are known for involvement with the subjects of occultism and magick?

(Social Tolerance - Short Answer & Open Response)
1) Is occultism and magick tolerated in your country's education system?
—(To what extent?) magic is tolerated there are even schools that teach it. occultism is not tolerated
2) Is occultism and magick tolerated in your country's healthcare system?
—(To what extent?) magic is used to aid convetional medicine. occutism is not tolerated
3) Is occultism and magick tolerated in your country's military?
—(To what extent?) magic is heavily used in the military. Occultism is not tolerated
4) Is occultism and magick tolerated in your country's government?
—(To what extent?) magic is seen as a normal thing. Occultism is not tolerated
5) Is occultism and magick tolerated in your country's jails and prisons?
—(To what extent?) Not applicable
6) Is occultism and magick tolerated in your country's workplace?
—(To what extent?) yes people normaly use magic in the workplace. Occultism.

(Misc. - Open Response)
1) What does your country's top leader think of occultism and magick? Magic makes life of the average person better. Occultism is a treat to civilizations.
2) What does your country's scientific community think of occultism and magick? magic is seen as it's own branch of science while the practice of occult is dangerous.
3) What does your country's military leadership think of occultism and magick? Magic makes our soldiers superior the other armies. Occultism is something we should activly fight.
4) How superstitious are your country's people? not much
[b]5) Do your country's people believe in bad luck, omens, or mythical creatures?
somewhat
6) Are there any funny national incidents that have happened in your country which involved occultism and magick? yes

▪️(OPTIONAL BONUS QUESTION)▪️
(Be As Short or Descriptive As You Wish!)
How does your nation view Evergar? we don't even know who you are
Bigpipstan is a fantasy nation in My little pony universe.

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Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Greatest States Of America » Wed Aug 04, 2021 5:19 am

Your Nation: the United States Of America or United States Of Greatest States Of America
Current Leader: His Excellency, President Joseph R. Biden
Type of Leadership: (Monarch, Dictator, President, Prime Minister, etc.) Federal Presidential Constitutional Republic
Government Type: Presidential Federal Republic
Economic System: Free Market Capitalism.
Unit System: (Imperial, Metric, Other) Metric System
Date Founded: 4th July, 1776
State Religion: (if applicable) No Official Religion. Church and Republic are separated.
National Ideology/Ideologies: (if applicable) Far-Left Centre.

(General - Fill-in-the-Box)
Your Nation is Officially:
(Mark 1 box with an X.)
[] Theocratic and/or Clerical
[x] Secular and/or Neutral
[] Atheist and/or Antireligionist

Your Nation's Government is:
(Mark All That Apply with an X.)
[] Anarchist
[x] Democratic (Direct Democracy)
[x] Republican (Representative Democracy)
[] Authoritarian
– () Absolute Monarchist
– () Limited Monarchist
– () Dictatorial
[] Totalitarian (Extreme Authoritarianism)

Your Nation's Economy is:
(Mark All That Apply with an X.)
[x] Market
– () Pure Capitalist
– (x) Mixed Capitalist
– () State Capitalist
[] Command
– () Marxist-Leninist
– () Market Socialist
– () Democratic Socialist
[] Traditional
[] Other (Mercantilism, Feudalism, Etc.)

Your Nation's People Lean Overall:
(Mark 1 box with an X.)
[] Far-Left
[] Left-Wing
[x] Center-Left
[] Moderate/Centrist
[] Center-Right
[] Right-Wing
[] Far-Right

(General - Open Response)
1) How does your government define "occultism" and "magick"?
United States federal government has no official classification or description for these things. Neither anything related to it is found in the law, constitution or any government documents.
2) How does your country's people and culture define "occultism" and "magick"?
The United States is a hugely diverse and multicultural people. There are different nationalities, ethnicities and beliefs in this great country. People range from 9th century-old beliefs to modern 21st-century beliefs. So if there is a survey in the US where people are asked these questions everyone's answer will be totally different and coming to a conclusion would be difficult. Most people don't believe in these kinds of things anymore. They're considered past myths. But there is a big minority who still believe in all these things and constantly practise these crafts. If you want the cultural definition of these things you can read our great literary works or you can watch Hollywood movies.
3) On a scale of 1-10, how open or closed is your government toward the topics of "occultism" and "magick"? [1 = Totally Open, 10 = Totally Closed]
-10 Totally closed. Our government doesn't believe in all things and don't consider them to be true.
4) On a scale of 1-10, how open or closed is your country's people and culture toward the topics of "occultism" and "magick"? [1 = Totally Open, 10 = Totally Closed]
-1 Totally opened. US citizens are very knowledge-hungry people and they consistently find materials to satisfy their hunger and these kinds of topics completely catch their curiosity, especially, teenagers. They're very open to talking about these things.

(Legality - Filll-in-the-Box)
Your Nation's Constitution and/or Legal System Allow These Occultic Practices:
(Mark All That Apply with an X.)
[] Witchcraft/Wizardry
[] Alchemy
[] Astrology
[x] Exorcism/Cleansing
[] Shamanism
[] Numerology
[] Sacred Geometry
[] (Other)
[]None
[]
In churches priests often exorcise demons out of people.

Your Nation's Constitution and/or Legal System Does/Do Not Allow These Occultic Practices:
(Mark All That Apply with an X.)
[] Witchcraft/Wizardry
[] Alchemy
[] Astrology
[] Exorcism/Cleansing
[] Shamanism
[] Numerology
[] Sacred Geometry
[] (Other)
[]
[]
We believe in freedom of expression so people can do what they like as long as they're abiding by the law.

Your Nation's Constitution and/or Legal System Allow These Forms of Magick:
(Mark All That Apply with an X.)
[] Necromancy
[] Cursing
[] Blessing
[] Soothsaying/Fortunetelling
[] Vampirism
[] Astral Projection
[] Summoning/Evocation
[] (Other)
[x] None
[]

Your Nation's Constitution and/or Legal System Does/Do Not Allow These Forms of Magick:
(Mark All That Apply with an X.)
[] Necromancy
[] Cursing
[] Blessing
[] Soothsaying/Fortunetelling
[] Vampirism
[] Astral Projection
[] Summoning/Evocation
[] (Other)
[]
[]
As I stated before people have freedom of expression.
(Legality - Open Response)
1) When did your government officially legalize/outlaw the types of occultic practices marked above?
The majority of citizens in the US are Christian and some of them hold their beliefs very dearly. They attend church and often take help from Priests to exorcise demons out of someone. So Church and freedom of religion are allowed through our constitution and Bill Of Rights.
2) When did your government officially legalize/outlaw the forms of magick marked above?
We didn't. We believe in freedom of expression.
3) Has there been or is there currently a movement in your country to criminalize/decriminalize occultic practices?
Nope. None at the moment.
4) Has there been or is there currently a movement in your country to criminalize/decriminalize forms of magick?
The answer is no.
5) To what extent is your country is occultic practices permitted/restricted?
They aren't restricted or permitted by Federal Government but all states have different rules and laws about these things.
6) To what extent is your country are forms of magick permitted/restricted?
They aren't restricted nor permitted by Federal Government although different States have different laws about these things.

(Legality II - Open Response)
1) If occultic practices are illegal in your country to practice, what are the possible charges and/or punishments that may be given to those who are caught practising them?
They aren't illegal nor legal. There is no single document verifying these kinds of practices.
2) If forms of magick are illegal in your country to attempt, what are the possible charges and/or punishments that may be given to those who are caught attempting them?
They aren't illegal nor legal. There isn't any single document verifying these things.

(Legality III - Open Response)
1) Under your country's legal system, is studying occultism the same as performing occultism, or is there a difference?
There is no legality or law about this.
2) Under your country's legal system, is studying magick the same as practising magick, or is there a difference?
There is no legal status about these practices.

(History & Current Trends - Open Response)
1) Have your country's people had a history with occultism and magick?
Not anything special that is worth mentioning.
2) Is occultism and magick gaining interest, losing interest, or at about the same level of interest as it was 20 years ago?
21st-century effects are felt in the US. The US is an advanced country so our population don't believe in these things but the big minority has an interest in these things. But overall, with time these things have lost interest and aren't pursuited.
[b]3) What kind of person in your nation tends to be interested in or active in studying or practising occultism and magick the most on average?
(By Age, Class, Sex, Race, Industry, Etc.)
Those people mostly read it who wants to gain knowledge or is interested in history or witchcraft but they don't study it for any other reason. Most of them are professors or students of history. Most of the people who use it for other reasons or study it for gains are less educated, living in rural areas or are Romani people.
4) What kind of person in your nation tends to be interested in or active in studying or practising occultism and magick the least on average? (By Age, Class, Sex, Race, Industry, Etc.)
The majority of the population doesn't like it or believe in it. Especially, Those who live in urban areas.
5) Does your younger population (12-39) overall view occultism and magick positively, neutrally, or negatively?
They're divided but most of them see these things as neutral or completely negative.
6) Does your older population (40+) overall view occultism and magick positively, neutrally, or negatively?
They consider it to be unholy and negative.
7) Is occultism and magick connected to one or more religions (real or fictional) in your society?
They aren't related to any religion except for Satanism.
8) Are there any extremist groups, political, religious, or otherwise, that are known to be associated with occultism and magick? What can be said about them?
No comment.

(Cultural Insight - Open Response)
(Answer Only If Applicable.)
Why do your people study and/or practice occultism and magick?
Most of them study it for completely academic or curiosity reasons. But those who tend to live in rural areas use it for personal gains or to settle their scores.

(Cultural Insight II - Open Response)
(Answer Only If Applicable.)
How does occultism and magick influence and interrelate with the religious beliefs and activities of the communities in your country?

(Cultural Insight III - Open Response)
(Answer Only If Applicable.)
Are there any famous or notable events, groups, secret sects, cults, or industries that are known for involvement with the subjects of occultism and magick?

(Social Tolerance - Short Answer & Open Response)
1) Is occultism and magick tolerated in your country's education system?
—(To what extent?)[/b ]
These things are not included in our education system. Our curriculum consists of modern-advanced scientific things, not about some past things.
[b]2) Is occultism and magick tolerated in your country's healthcare system?

—(To what extent?)
It isn't tolerated by anyone who practises these things instead of scientific research will be considered a felon.
3) Is occultism and magick tolerated in your country's military?
—(To what extent?)
United States military doesn't give a heck about these things they're too busy to consider these things.
4) Is occultism and magick tolerated in your country's government?
—(To what extent?)
US government has no policy regarding this.
5) Is occultism and magick tolerated in your country's jails and prisons?
—(To what extent?)
The US doesn't provide this information about their prisoners.
6) Is occultism and magick tolerated in your country's workplace?
—(To what extent?)
Yeah, people don't care what other person believes in and tolerate their beliefs.

(Misc. - Open Response)
1) What does your country's top leader think of occultism and magick?
President Biden is secular and catholic. His Excellency never expressed his views on these things.
2) What does your country's scientific community think of occultism and magick?
They consider it to be a complete myth and nothing more important than that of chicken ****.
3) What does your country's military leadership think of occultism and magick?
It is discredited in the military and soldiers are trained to serve his/her republic,
4) How superstitious are your country's people?
They don't believe in superstitions most of them are atheists or Christians or any other affiliated religious group.
[b]5) Do your country's people believe in bad luck, omens, or mythical creatures?

No, they don't.
6) Are there any funny national incidents that have happened in your country which involved occultism and magick?
Nope.

▪️(OPTIONAL BONUS QUESTION)▪️
(Be As Short or Descriptive As You Wish!)
How does your nation view Evergar?
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Democratic Socialists

Postby A m e n r i a » Wed Aug 04, 2021 11:53 am

Your Nation: Empire of Amenria
Current Leader: Tianshi
Type of Leadership: Monarch
Government Type: Absolute monarchy
Economic System: Socialism with Chinese and Islamic characteristics ™
Unit System: Metric master race
Date Founded: 31 August, 2042
State Religion: Sunni Islam
National Ideology/Ideologies: Tiandao

(General - Fill-in-the-Box)
Your Nation is Officially:
(Mark 1 box with an X.)
[X] Theocratic and/or Clerical
[] Secular and/or Neutral
[] Atheist and/or Antireligionist

Your Nation's Government is:
(Mark All That Apply with an X.)
[] Anarchist
[] Democratic (Direct Democracy)
[] Republican (Representative Democracy)
[] Authoritarian
– (x) Absolute Monarchist
– () Limited Monarchist
– () Dictatorial
[] Totalitarian (Extreme Authoritarianism)

Your Nation's Economy is:
(Mark All That Apply with an X.)
[] Market
– () Pure Capitalist
– () Mixed Capitalist
– () State Capitalist
[] Command
– () Marxist-Leninist
– (x) Market Socialist
– () Democratic Socialist
[] Traditional
[] Other (Mercantilism, Feudalism, Etc.)

Your Nation's People Lean Overall:
(Mark 1 box with an X.)
[] Far-Left
[] Left-Wing
[] Center-Left
[X] Moderate/Centrist
[] Center-Right
[] Right-Wing
[] Far-Right

(General - Open Response)
1) How does your government define "occultism" and "magick"? Any Power gained from a deal between an earthly being and a demonic entity
2) How does your country's people and culture define "occultism" and "magick"? see above answer
3) On a scale of 1-10, how open or closed is your government toward the topics of "occultism" and "magick"? 8
4) On a scale of 1-10, how open or closed is your country's people and culture toward the topics of "occultism" and "magick"? 7

(Legality - Filll-in-the-Box)
Your Nation's Constitution and/or Legal System Allow These Occultic Practices:
(Mark All That Apply with an X.)
[] Witchcraft/Wizardry
[X] Alchemy
[] Astrology
[X] Exorcism/Cleansing
[] Shamanism
[] Numerology
[] Sacred Geometry
[] (Other)
[]
[]

Your Nation's Constitution and/or Legal System Does/Do Not Allow These Occultic Practices:
(Mark All That Apply with an X.)
[X] Witchcraft/Wizardry
[] Alchemy
[] Astrology
[] Exorcism/Cleansing
[X] Shamanism
[] Numerology
[] Sacred Geometry
[] (Other)
[]
[]

Your Nation's Constitution and/or Legal System Allow These Forms of Magick:
(Mark All That Apply with an X.)
[] Necromancy
[] Cursing
[X] Blessing
[X] Soothsaying/Fortunetelling
[X] Vampirism
[X] Astral Projection
[] Summoning/Evocation
[] (Other)
[]
[]

Your Nation's Constitution and/or Legal System Does/Do Not Allow These Forms of Magick:
(Mark All That Apply with an X.)
[X] Necromancy
[X] Cursing
[] Blessing
[] Soothsaying/Fortunetelling
[] Vampirism
[] Astral Projection
[X] Summoning/Evocation
[] (Other)
[]
[]

(Legality - Open Response)
1) When did your government officially legalize/outlaw the types of occultic practices marked above? on it's founding
2) When did your government officially legalize/outlaw the forms of magick marked above? see above answer
3) Has there been or is there currently a movement in your country to criminalize/decriminalize occultic practices? no
4) Has there been or is there currently a movement in your country to criminalize/decriminalize forms of magick? no
5) To what extent in your country are occultic practices permitted/restricted? the practices mentioned to be allowed above are neither occultic nor magic and thus completely legal. One requires certification to do exorcisms, however.
6) To what extent in your country are forms of magick permitted/restricted? all actual magic (anything that comes from a pact with a demon) is illegal

(Legality II - Open Response)
1) If occultic practices are illegal in your country to practice, what are the possible charges and/or punishments that may be given to those who are caught practicing them? life in prison to death
2) If forms of magick are illegal in your country to attempt, what are the possible charges and/or punishments that may be given to those who are caught attempting them? same as above

(Legality III - Open Response)
1) Under your country's legal system, is studying occultism the same as performing occultism, or is there a difference? studying is not considered the same as performing occultism
2) Under your country's legal system, is studying magick the same as practicing magick, or is there a difference? no, studying magic purely for academic reasons is allowed

(History & Current Trends - Open Response)
1) Have your country's people had a history with occultism and magick? yes, there have been small cults serving minor demons and ghosts, then there are shamans who were prevalent in the south until the 2030s, and there's Nyi Roro Kidul, a literal ghost queen with magic powers but doesn't interfere much with humanity except marrying every sultan of Yogyakarta.
2) Is occultism and magick gaining interest, losing interest, or at about the same level of interest as it was 20 years ago? Losing interest
3) What kind of person in your nation tends to be interested in or active in studying or practicing occultism and magick the most on average? (By Age, Class, Sex, Race, Industry, Etc.) Studying? Scientists and academics, middle to high class, ages 20-60, mostly male. Practicing? Male southerners ages 20-60 from middle to low incomes and female southerners ages 40 and above
4) What kind of person in your nation tends to be interested in or active in studying or practicing occultism and magick the least on average? anyone without a spiritual inclination, which are often people working in manufacturing, construction, and (physical) defence, such as companies in the National Defence Conglomerate
5) Does your younger population (12-39) overall view occultism and magick positively, neutrally, or negatively? negative to neutral
6) Does your older population (40+) overall view occultism and magick positively, neutrally, or negatively? same as above
7) Is occultism and magick connected to one or more religions (real or fictional) in your society? Satanism. The real thing, not LaVeyan.
8) Are there any extremist groups, political, religious, or otherwise, that are known to be associated with occultism and magick? What can be said about them?

The one that comes to mind is the Black Dragon Cult and they are just as bad as they sound. They're anarchist aiming to awaken an ancient evil and destroy the world

(Cultural Insight - Open Response)
(Answer Only If Applicable.)
Why do your people study and/or practice occultism and magick? Studying is usually done out of curiosity and for the simple sake of science, while practice is done out of a desire for immorality, wealth, youth, power, or all four.

(Cultural Insight II - Open Response)
(Answer Only If Applicable.)
How does occultism and magick influence and interrelate with the religious beliefs and activities of the communities in your country? Magic is the antithesis of religion, so you can probably tell.

(Cultural Insight III - Open Response)
(Answer Only If Applicable.)
Are there any famous or notable events, groups, secret sects, cults, or industries that are known for involvement with the subjects of occultism and magick?

Some pre-unification construction companies are known to use human sacrifices to protect their buildings, while less ethical restaurants employ ghosts and/or demons to help their businesses. Shamans have an entire industry of their own, being middlemen for ghosts who carry out assassinations, assault, theft, robbery, etc, basically irl shaman stuff.

(Social Tolerance - Short Answer & Open Response)
1) Is occultism and magick tolerated in your country's education system? yes
—(To what extent?) discussions and research on the subject are completely legal, if rather controversial, with universities having entire majors studying the stuff. The problem is when they actually start making deals with ghosts/demons and practicing magic.
2) Is occultism and magick tolerated in your country's healthcare system? no
—(To what extent?) there is simply no place for the study of magic in healthcare. It's like asking if there are any car mechanics working in hospitals.
3) Is occultism and magick tolerated in your country's military? yes
—(To what extent?) the study of magic is actually a viable option for R&D, as there might be ways to harness magical energy morally, without any involvement with demons, as weapons
4) Is occultism and magick tolerated in your country's government? yes
—(To what extent?) in finding ways to cheat/subvert/exploit ghosts and demons to depower them or kill them, plus simply researching for the sake of research and science.
5) Is occultism and magick tolerated in your country's jails and prisons? no, not really
—(To what extent?)
6) Is occultism and magick tolerated in your country's workplace? outside of related industries? Probably not
—(To what extent?)

(Misc. - Open Response)
1) What does your country's top leader think of occultism and magick? a dangerous power source that shouldn't be taken lightly, but might have useful applications once we figure out how to get the power without making deals and committing idolatry.
2) What does your country's scientific community think of occultism and magick? a possible source of sustainable energy, or something that could end humanity
3) What does your country's military leadership think of occultism and magick? "the more we know about demons, the better we can kill them"
4) How superstitious are your country's people? it's not superstition if it's true
5) Do your country's people believe in bad luck, omens, or mythical creatures? irl "omens" and "mythical creatures" are studied phenomenon and regular animals respectively in this universe
6) Are there any funny national incidents that have happened in your country which involved occultism and magick? anecdotal stories such as finding a tuyul run away stark naked after being found sneaking into a house to take a bath, shamans being arrested for minor crimes despite having committed much worse, and so on

▪️(OPTIONAL BONUS QUESTION)▪️
(Be As Short or Descriptive As You Wish!)
How does your nation view Evergar? considering it's stance towards God, with extreme suspicion
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Wuchu
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Posts: 453
Founded: Aug 11, 2020
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Postby Wuchu » Wed Aug 04, 2021 8:32 pm

Your Nation: The Library
Current Leader: The Secretariat
Type of Leadership: General Secretary
Government Type: Despotic oligarchy
Economic System: Centrally-planned economy
Unit System: Metric
Date Founded: Approximated AM 6221
State Religion: unofficially Judeo-Paganism
National Ideology/Ideologies: Egoist-Communist-Ecostalinism

(General - Fill-in-the-Box)
Your Nation is Officially:
(Mark 1 box with an X.)
[] Theocratic and/or Clerical
[X] Secular and/or Neutral
[] Atheist and/or Antireligionist

Your Nation's Government is:
(Mark All That Apply with an X.)
[X] Anarchist
[] Democratic (Direct Democracy)
[] Republican (Representative Democracy)
[] Authoritarian
– () Absolute Monarchist
– () Limited Monarchist
– () Dictatorial
[X] Totalitarian (Extreme Authoritarianism)

Your Nation's Economy is:
(Mark All That Apply with an X.)
[] Market
– () Pure Capitalist
– () Mixed Capitalist
– () State Capitalist
[X] Command
– () Marxist-Leninist
– () Market Socialist
– () Democratic Socialist
[X] Traditional
[] Other (Mercantilism, Feudalism, Etc.)

Your Nation's People Lean Overall:
(Mark 1 box with an X.)
[X] Far-Left
[] Left-Wing
[] Center-Left
[] Moderate/Centrist
[] Center-Right
[] Right-Wing
[] Far-Right

(General - Open Response)
1) How does your government define "occultism" and "magick"? Any anomalous activity which defies or ignores the laws of physics
2) How does your country's people and culture define "occultism" and "magick"? Anything weird
3) On a scale of 1-10, how open or closed is your government toward the topics of "occultism" and "magick"? 1
4) On a scale of 1-10, how open or closed is your country's people and culture toward the topics of "occultism" and "magick"? 1

(Legality - Filll-in-the-Box)
Your Nation's Constitution and/or Legal System Allow These Occultic Practices:
(Mark All That Apply with an X.)
[X] Witchcraft/Wizardry
[X] Alchemy
[X] Astrology
[X] Exorcism/Cleansing
[X] Shamanism
[X] Numerology
[X] Sacred Geometry
[X] (Other) - all activities are permitted
[]
[]

Your Nation's Constitution and/or Legal System Does/Do Not Allow These Occultic Practices:
(Mark All That Apply with an X.)
[] Witchcraft/Wizardry
[] Alchemy
[] Astrology
[] Exorcism/Cleansing
[] Shamanism
[] Numerology
[] Sacred Geometry
[] (Other)
[]
[]

Your Nation's Constitution and/or Legal System Allow These Forms of Magick:
(Mark All That Apply with an X.)
[X] Necromancy
[X] Cursing
[X] Blessing
[X] Soothsaying/Fortunetelling
[X] Vampirism
[X] Astral Projection
[X] Summoning/Evocation
[] (Other)
[]
[]

Your Nation's Constitution and/or Legal System Does/Do Not Allow These Forms of Magick:
(Mark All That Apply with an X.)
[] Necromancy
[] Cursing
[] Blessing
[] Soothsaying/Fortunetelling
[] Vampirism
[] Astral Projection
[] Summoning/Evocation
[] (Other)
[]
[]

(Legality - Open Response)
1) When did your government officially legalize/outlaw the types of occultic practices marked above? All practices have always been decriminalised, with official State sanctioning based on present requirements
2) When did your government officially legalize/outlaw the forms of magick marked above? See above
3) Has there been or is there currently a movement in your country to criminalize/decriminalize occultic practices? Yes, the Conservative and Rabbinic factions are pushing for total or partial restriction of these practices
4) Has there been or is there currently a movement in your country to criminalize/decriminalize forms of magick? See above
5) To what extent in your country are occultic practices permitted/restricted? The official policy is of total tolerance, with personal restrictions set by individuals or tribes themselves
6) To what extent in your country are forms of magick permitted/restricted? The official policy is of total tolerance, with personal restrictions set by individuals or tribes themselves

(Legality II - Open Response)
1) If occultic practices are illegal in your country to practice, what are the possible charges and/or punishments that may be given to those who are caught practicing them?
2) If forms of magick are illegal in your country to attempt, what are the possible charges and/or punishments that may be given to those who are caught attempting them?

(Legality III - Open Response)
1) Under your country's legal system, is studying occultism the same as performing occultism, or is there a difference? Considered equal
2) Under your country's legal system, is studying magick the same as practicing magick, or is there a difference? Considered equal

(History & Current Trends - Open Response)
1) Have your country's people had a history with occultism and magick? Since before the formation of the Library, individuals in Wuchu have always interacted with occult and magick forces and have developed strong cultural ties and associations with them.
2) Is occultism and magick gaining interest, losing interest, or at about the same level of interest as it was 20 years ago? Due to the public research and documentation work organised by the Library and Archives, interest in practising is increasing.
[b]3) What kind of person in your nation tends to be interested in or active in studying or practicing occultism and magick the most on average?
Members of the Library and associated tribes
4) What kind of person in your nation tends to be interested in or active in studying or practicing occultism and magick the least on average? Northern Kibbutzim tribes
5) Does your younger population (12-39) overall view occultism and magick positively, neutrally, or negatively? Positively
6) Does your older population (40+) overall view occultism and magick positively, neutrally, or negatively? Neutrally
7) Is occultism and magick connected to one or more religions (real or fictional) in your society? Yes, Judeo-Paganism as a whole is based around interaction with the occult and magick
8) Are there any extremist groups, political, religious, or otherwise, that are known to be associated with occultism and magick? What can be said about them? Various factions within tribal entities, typically focused on prohibition or "domestication" of occult and magick forces and entities. Some fundamentalist and zealous Cults would also fit in this description.

(Cultural Insight - Open Response)
(Answer Only If Applicable.)
Why do your people study and/or practice occultism and magick? Primarily as a means of survival in Wuchu and appeasement of deities within it.

(Cultural Insight II - Open Response)
(Answer Only If Applicable.)
How does occultism and magick influence and interrelate with the religious beliefs and activities of the communities in your country? Judeo-Paganism is entirely centred on interacting with occult and magick influences, with tribal practices focusing on specific deities and entities within their area and heritage, as well as the appropriate way of interacting with them.

(Cultural Insight III - Open Response)
(Answer Only If Applicable.)
Are there any famous or notable events, groups, secret sects, cults, or industries that are known for involvement with the subjects of occultism and magick? "The Isolative Incident" as it is called by external observers of Wuchu/"Yehuda" is believed to have been the unknown cause that completed the creation of the superposition of Wuchu. Its cause remains unknown, believed to be some occult entity.

(Social Tolerance - Short Answer & Open Response)
1) Is occultism and magick tolerated in your country's education system? Yes
—(To what extent?)
2) Is occultism and magick tolerated in your country's healthcare system?
—(To what extent?)
3) Is occultism and magick tolerated in your country's military?
—(To what extent?)
4) Is occultism and magick tolerated in your country's government?
—(To what extent?)
5) Is occultism and magick tolerated in your country's jails and prisons?
—(To what extent?)
6) Is occultism and magick tolerated in your country's workplace?
—(To what extent?)

(Misc. - Open Response)
1) What does your country's top leader think of occultism and magick?
2) What does your country's scientific community think of occultism and magick?
3) What does your country's military leadership think of occultism and magick?
4) How superstitious are your country's people?
[b]5) Do your country's people believe in bad luck, omens, or mythical creatures?

6) Are there any funny national incidents that have happened in your country which involved occultism and magick?

▪️(OPTIONAL BONUS QUESTION)▪️
(Be As Short or Descriptive As You Wish!)
How does your nation view Evergar?
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Postby Auzkhia » Sat Aug 28, 2021 6:40 pm

Your Nation: German Reich of Auzkhia
Current Leader: Emperor Karl II
Type of Leadership: Head of state is the president, which is always held by the Emperor/Empress of Auzkhia, and head of government is the chancellor, who is elected by the parliament, and currently that is Dr Katherina Bierlein, since 2019 when the Social Democrats installed a new leader and chancellor after a vote of confidence was put to her predecessor.
Government Type: Federal constitutional monarchy and parliamentary democracy, crowned republic.
Economic System: Transition between capitalism and socialism.
Unit System: Metric
Date Founded: 31 March 1848
State Religion: Roman Harmonism
National Ideology/Ideologies: Social Democracy, Vienna System

(General - Fill-in-the-Box)
Your Nation is Officially:
(Mark 1 box with an X.)
[] Theocratic and/or Clerical
[X] Secular and/or Neutral
[] Atheist and/or Antireligionist

Your Nation's Government is:
(Mark All That Apply with an X.)
[] Anarchist
[X] Democratic (Direct Democracy)
[X] Republican (Representative Democracy)
[] Authoritarian
– () Absolute Monarchist
– (X) Limited Monarchist
– () Dictatorial
[] Totalitarian (Extreme Authoritarianism)

Your Nation's Economy is:
(Mark All That Apply with an X.)
[X] Market
– () Pure Capitalist
– (X) Mixed Capitalist
– () State Capitalist
[X] Command
– () Marxist-Leninist
– (X) Market Socialist
– (X) Democratic Socialist
[] Traditional
[] Other (Mercantilism, Feudalism, Etc.)

Your Nation's People Lean Overall:
(Mark 1 box with an X.)
[] Far-Left
[X] Left-Wing
[X] Center-Left
[] Moderate/Centrist
[] Center-Right
[] Right-Wing
[] Far-Right

(General - Open Response)
1) How does your government define "occultism" and "magick"?
2) How does your country's people and culture define "occultism" and "magick"?
3) On a scale of 1-10, how open or closed is your government toward the topics of "occultism" and "magick"? [1 = Totally Open, 10 = Totally Closed]
4) On a scale of 1-10, how open or closed is your country's people and culture toward the topics of "occultism" and "magick"? [1 = Totally Open, 10 = Totally Closed]

(Legality - Filll-in-the-Box)
Your Nation's Constitution and/or Legal System Allow These Occultic Practices:
(Mark All That Apply with an X.)
[X] Witchcraft/Wizardry
[X] Alchemy
[X] Astrology
[X] Exorcism/Cleansing
[X] Shamanism
[X] Numerology
[X] Sacred Geometry
[] (Other)
[]
[]

Your Nation's Constitution and/or Legal System Does/Do Not Allow These Occultic Practices:
(Mark All That Apply with an X.)
[] Witchcraft/Wizardry
[] Alchemy
[] Astrology
[] Exorcism/Cleansing
[] Shamanism
[] Numerology
[] Sacred Geometry
[] (Other)
[]
[]

Your Nation's Constitution and/or Legal System Allow These Forms of Magick:
(Mark All That Apply with an X.)
[] Necromancy
[] Cursing
[X] Blessing
[X] Soothsaying/Fortunetelling
[] Vampirism
[X] Astral Projection
[X] Summoning/Evocation
[] (Other)
[]
[]

Your Nation's Constitution and/or Legal System Does/Do Not Allow These Forms of Magick:
(Mark All That Apply with an X.)
[] Necromancy
[] Cursing
[] Blessing
[] Soothsaying/Fortunetelling
[] Vampirism
[] Astral Projection
[] Summoning/Evocation
[] (Other)
[]
[]

(Legality - Open Response)
1) When did your government officially legalize/outlaw the types of occultic practices marked above? It has always been legal
2) When did your government officially legalize/outlaw the forms of magick marked above? Magic has always been lega
3) Has there been or is there currently a movement in your country to criminalize/decriminalize occultic practices? Some sects tried to purge from their own communities but never a national movement as it would never be seen by unicorn aristocracy.
4) Has there been or is there currently a movement in your country to criminalize/decriminalize forms of magick?Same as above
5) To what extent in your country are occultic practices permitted/restricted? The law allows for the free expression of magic and religious rites and does not criminalize magic itself but only the consequences.
6) To what extent in your country are forms of magick permitted/restricted? Magic is sort of self-regulating, in that orders, covens, temples, etc will all have their own rules on magic and members who flout or break the rules may be expelled or blackballed. The federal government is officially neutral in such matters but the Emperor is a mage, like all of the aristocracy, there are long lines of hereditary witches and wizards, and even priests too.

(Legality II - Open Response)
1) If occultic practices are illegal in your country to practice, what are the possible charges and/or punishments that may be given to those who are caught practicing them? n/a, depends on the group rules, not a legal matter.
2) If forms of magick are illegal in your country to attempt, what are the possible charges and/or punishments that may be given to those who are caught attempting them? N/A, it all depends on the order's rules

(Legality III - Open Response)
1) Under your country's legal system, is studying occultism the same as performing occultism, or is there a difference? No, occult needs knowledge
2) Under your country's legal system, is studying magick the same as practicing magick, or is there a difference? Well, non magic users can learn about how magic works without having the ability to do it, and neither are legally restricted nominally.

(History & Current Trends - Open Response)
1) Have your country's people had a history with occultism and magick? Yes
2) Is occultism and magick gaining interest, losing interest, or at about the same level of interest as it was 20 years ago? Magic is having a revival of new innovations so it is becoming more passionately popular
3) What kind of person in your nation tends to be interested in or active in studying or practicing occultism and magick the most on average? (By Age, Class, Sex, Race, Industry, Etc.) Unicorns, since they have, and any gender can be a proficient magic user, though some types like witches tend to be more female, but male and non-binary witches exist. Wizard is not gender locked, but it is a translation for Zauberer, but sorcerer is also a translation. In German, Hexe means witch. However, Magi is a Latin term that Roman Harmonism uses for nearly all magic users.
4) What kind of person in your nation tends to be interested in or active in studying or practicing occultism and magick the least on average? (By Age, Class, Sex, Race, Industry, Etc.) Earth Ponies for equines, some humans ignore it to some degree. Lower class usually.
5) Does your younger population (12-39) overall view occultism and magick positively, neutrally, or negatively? Positively
6) Does your older population (40+) overall view occultism and magick positively, neutrally, or negatively? Positively
7) Is occultism and magick connected to one or more religions (real or fictional) in your society? Yes, all religions in fact.
8) Are there any extremist groups, political, religious, or otherwise, that are known to be associated with occultism and magick? What can be said about them? Some groups might have certain or specific magic uses or policies on it

(Cultural Insight - Open Response)
(Answer Only If Applicable.)
Why do your people study and/or practice occultism and magick? To learn more about it, to perfect their skills, and so on. Or even curiosity.

(Cultural Insight II - Open Response)
(Answer Only If Applicable.)
How does occultism and magick influence and interrelate with the religious beliefs and activities of the communities in your country? Our religion is magic. Since magic is one of the core elements of Harmony, often called the Queen Star of Harmony (Magi Regina Stellarum Harmoniae) and all of the clergy uses magic to varying degrees. Every creature has some magic in them.

(Cultural Insight III - Open Response)
(Answer Only If Applicable.)
Are there any famous or notable events, groups, secret sects, cults, or industries that are known for involvement with the subjects of occultism and magick? We have many sects, mystery cults, and societies dedicated to magic and the so called occult. In the 16-17th centuries were a time of great change but also strife and disorder. Many sects challenged each other to the point of civil war. Even some wished to purge certain magic users and led to some societies going underground in secret, but many Seers believe we are in an age of world magic revival.

(Social Tolerance - Short Answer & Open Response)
1) Is occultism and magick tolerated in your country's education system?
—(To what extent?) Magic can be learned in school. In fact, unicorns always take classes on basic magic as yearlings. But not all magic is formally learned, and priestly seminaries are closest we have to witch or wizard schools, in the sense that they teach ritual as right rituals are important for Harmonist priestesses and priests. typically a master-apprentice format is common rather than academic classes. Sarcedotes (a sarcedos) are the clergy.
2) Is occultism and magick tolerated in your country's healthcare system?
—(To what extent?) Healers were the backbone of our medical practices for centuries and millennia even. Though modern medicine has challenged the primacy of healing magic, but some healer mages have entered medicine and have combined both traditional magic and modern technology to be some of the best doctors in the land. So a lot of doctors are unicorns, but some pegasus, earth horse, and other beings as doctors exist. Though typically we try to keep species the same between doctor and patient, but sometimes ponies have healed humans, elves, griffons, and so on.
3) Is occultism and magick tolerated in your country's military?
—(To what extent?) Magical weapons have always been a key part of specialist soldiers and officers. Even pegasus air force squadrons are technically magical too.
4) Is occultism and magick tolerated in your country's government?
—(To what extent?) Very much, but also a lot of the rulers are unicorns and therefore we are ruled by magic users.
5) Is occultism and magick tolerated in your country's jails and prisons?
—(To what extent?) Prisons and Jails are currently being phased out with alternatives, but historically magic using prisoners would be restricted, and often maximum security facilities were designed to be magic proof, preventing one from teleporting out of the prison. Unicorns may have to wear a magic suppression ring on their horn if placed under maximal lockdown, but prison chaplains allow the use of magic in rituals only and they have to make sure that they do not use any combat or escape magic.
6) Is occultism and magick tolerated in your country's workplace?
—(To what extent?) Many professions use magic and even so, a unicorn worker uses magic in their routine all the time, even if it is basic stuff like telekinesis to move objects around, or they might write with a pen suspended magic, or type that way too. Unicorns can be found in almost any trade. As their telekinetic magic gives them an edge, but also pegasus workers are just desired too, and of course earth pony workers are also very desired for their strength and shamanistic connection to the Earth and Nature, and zebras fill a gap between the horses and unicorns.

(Misc. - Open Response)
1) What does your country's top leader think of occultism and magick? Very highly since he is literally a sorcerer and trained in the imperial family's way of magic.
2) What does your country's scientific community think of occultism and magick? Very highly since many scientists are also magic users, but not all scientists, unicorn scientists synthesize both, and they have been alchemists and artificers.
3) What does your country's military leadership think of occultism and magick? Very highly especially among unicorn officers, but pegasi magic is just as valued, if not more especially in the Air Force and Navy.
4) How superstitious are your country's people? A fair amount but not too much, depends on many things, rural people are stereotyped as being more superstitious, ironically Earth Horses are that, not unicorns or pegasi.
5) Do your country's people believe in bad luck, omens, or mythical creatures? Yes, and we have people and animals that are considered mythical in other universes.
6) Are there any funny national incidents that have happened in your country which involved occultism and magick? Many countless examples especially when adventurous princesses and princes aim to save cities and towns from monsters with their friends, or a witch or wizard has to clean up their apprentices' messes or fight a rival.

▪️(OPTIONAL BONUS QUESTION)▪️
(Be As Short or Descriptive As You Wish!)
How does your nation view Evergar? We are not too familiar with you, but research is underway as any inter-multiversal nation would be seen as.

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Justosia
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Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Justosia » Sat Aug 28, 2021 8:23 pm

Your Nation:
Continental Empire of Justosia
Current Leader:
Her Imperial Majesty Emperatriz Annabella Sofia Francisco I
Type of Leadership:
Empress/Queen/Sovereign
Government Type:
Constitutional Monarchy/Monarchist Republic
Economic System:
Capitalist. Modest government safety net.
Unit System:
Metric
Date Founded:
1777
State Religion:
National Justos Episcop Church
National Ideology/Ideologies:
Center right Nationalism with religious undertones

(General - Fill-in-the-Box)
Your Nation is Officially:
(Mark 1 box with an X.)
[X] Theocratic and/or Clerical
[] Secular and/or Neutral
[] Atheist and/or Antireligionist

Your Nation's Government is:
(Mark All That Apply with an X.)
[] Anarchist
[] Democratic (Direct Democracy)
[X] Republican (Representative Democracy)
[X] Authoritarian
(More so than Libertarian anyway.)
[] Totalitarian (Extreme Authoritarianism)

Your Nation's Economy is:
(Mark All That Apply with an X.)
[] Market
– (X) Pure Capitalist
– (X) Mixed Capitalist
– (X) State Capitalist
[] Command
– () Marxist-Leninist
– () Market Socialist
– () Democratic Socialist
[] Traditional
[] Other (Mercantilism, Feudalism, Etc.)

Your Nation's People Lean Overall:
(Mark 1 box with an X.)
[] Far-Left
[] Left-Wing
[] Center-Left
[] Moderate/Centrist
[X] Center-Right
[] Right-Wing
[] Far-Right

(General - Open Response)
1) How does your government define "occultism" and "magick"?
The palace & current Nationalist government only officially recognize the 3 Abrahamic religions. Anything else falls under that definition. Especially anything relating to the devil.
2) How does your country's people and culture define "occultism" and "magick"?
Evil. Cursed. Of the devil. Machinations of hell. Death.
3) On a scale of 1-10, how open or closed is your government toward the topics of "occultism" and "magick"? [1 = Totally Open, 10 = Totally Closed]
10
4) On a scale of 1-10, how open or closed is your country's people and culture toward the topics of "occultism" and "magick"? [1 = Totally Open, 10 = Totally Closed]
9.9

(Legality - Filll-in-the-Box)
Your Nation's Constitution and/or Legal System Allow These Occultic Practices:
(Mark All That Apply with an X.)
[X] Witchcraft/Wizardry
[X] Alchemy
[X] Astrology
[X] Exorcism/Cleansing
[X] Shamanism
[X] Numerology
[X] Sacred Geometry
[X] (Other)
Freedom of religion is apart of the constitution. Justosia's founders foresaw the world becoming radically different in the future. A marketing ploy almost. Although law, it would virtually never be enforced in an Occultist's case. If a touring Wiccan was assaulted by a Christian on Imperial soil, local authorities would just look the other way. The empire is overwhelmingly Christian & the national faith is the states' Christian Church.

Your Nation's Constitution and/or Legal System Does/Do Not Allow These Occultic Practices:
(Mark All That Apply with an X.)
[] Witchcraft/Wizardry
[] Alchemy
[] Astrology
[] Exorcism/Cleansing
[] Shamanism
[] Numerology
[] Sacred Geometry
[] (Other)

Your Nation's Constitution and/or Legal System Allow These Forms of Magick:
(Mark All That Apply with an X.)
[] Necromancy
[X] Cursing
[X] Blessing
[X] Soothsaying/Fortunetelling
[X] Vampirism
[X] Astral Projection
[X] Summoning/Evocation
[X] (Other)

Your Nation's Constitution and/or Legal System Does/Do Not Allow These Forms of Magick:
(Mark All That Apply with an X.)
[X] Necromancy
[] Cursing
[] Blessing
[] Soothsaying/Fortunetelling
[] Vampirism
[] Astral Projection
[] Summoning/Evocation
[] (Other)

(Legality - Open Response)
1) When did your government officially legalize/outlaw the types of occultic practices marked above?
On paper, it hasn't.
2) When did your government officially legalize/outlaw the forms of magick marked above?
See above.
3) Has there been or is there currently a movement in your country to criminalize occultic practices?
Many.
4) Has there been or is there currently a movement in your country to criminalize forms of magick?
Many.
5) To what extent in your country are occultic practices permitted/restricted?
On paper, openly permitted.
6) To what extent in your country are forms of magick permitted/restricted?
See above.

(Legality II - Open Response)
1) If occultic practices are illegal in your country to practice, what are the possible charges and/or punishments that may be given to those who are caught practicing them?
See above.
2) If forms of magick are illegal in your country to attempt, what are the possible charges and/or punishments that may be given to those who are caught attempting them?
See above.

(Legality III - Open Response)
1) Under your country's legal system, is studying occultism the same as performing occultism, or is there a difference?
See above.
2) Under your country's legal system, is studying magick the same as practicing magick, or is there a difference? See above.

(History & Current Trends - Open Response)
1) Have your country's people had a history with occultism and magick?
Not particularly.
2) Is occultism and magick gaining interest, losing interest, or at about the same level of interest as it was 20 years ago?
Roughly the same level of virtually non existent interest.
3) What kind of person in your nation tends to be interested in or active in studying or practicing occultism and magick the most on average?
Someone who will eventually meet with an 'accident' at the hands of a fellow countryman, law enforcement, etc.
4) What kind of person in your nation tends to be interested in or active in studying or practicing occultism and magick the least on average?
Virtually everyone else.
5) Does your younger population (12-39) overall view occultism and magick positively, neutrally, or negatively? About as negatively as the prior generation.
6) Does your older population (40+) overall view occultism and magick positively, neutrally, or negatively?
VERY negatively.
7) Is occultism and magick connected to one or more religions (real or fictional) in your society?
No.
8) Are there any extremist groups, political, religious, or otherwise, that are known to be associated with occultism and magick? What can be said about them?
None.

(Cultural Insight - Open Response)
(Answer Only If Applicable.)
Why do your people study and/or practice occultism and magick?

(Cultural Insight II - Open Response)
(Answer Only If Applicable.)
How does occultism and magick influence and interrelate with the religious beliefs and activities of the communities in your country?


(Cultural Insight III - Open Response)
(Answer Only If Applicable.)
Are there any famous or notable events, groups, secret sects, cults, or industries that are known for involvement with the subjects of occultism and magick?

(Social Tolerance - Short Answer & Open Response)
1) Is occultism and magick tolerated in your country's education system? No
—(To what extent?) None.
2) Is occultism and magick tolerated in your country's healthcare system? No
—(To what extent?) See above
3) Is occultism and magick tolerated in your country's military? Absolutely not.
—(To what extent?) See Above
4) Is occultism and magick tolerated in your country's government? Absolutely not.
—(To what extent?) See above
5) Is occultism and magick tolerated in your country's jails and prisons? Not that anyone knows of.
—(To what extent?) See above
6) Is occultism and magick tolerated in your country's workplace? No
—(To what extent?) See Above

(Misc. - Open Response)
1) What does your country's top leader think of occultism and magick?
As Leader of the National Justos Episcop Church, she rebukes it in Christ's name.
2) What does your country's scientific community think of occultism and magick?
See above.
3) What does your country's military leadership think of occultism and magick?
See above
4) How superstitious are your country's people?
Relatively.
5) Do your country's people believe in bad luck, omens, or mythical creatures?
See above.
6) Are there any funny national incidents that have happened in your country which involved occultism and magick?
None.
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The Continental Empire of Justosia
Emperatriz Annabella Sofia Francisco I
"God. Emperatriz. Empire."

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Nolo gap
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Posts: 426
Founded: Sep 21, 2018
Scandinavian Liberal Paradise

Postby Nolo gap » Sat Aug 28, 2021 10:27 pm

Your Nation:nolo gap
Current Leader:council of elders
Type of Leadership: (Monarch, Dictator, President, Prime Minister, etc.)inverted pyramid
Government Type:inverted pyramid
Economic System: no system at the national level, every village and location consensus determines their own.
Unit System: (Imperial, Metric, Other)other. Base 16
Date Founded:there's no universal agreement on this.
State Religion: (if applicable)no state religion, no one religion more then a third of the population, largest following is the nalanuthu, which means way or path in the mountains
National Ideology/Ideologies: (if applicable)extreme scepticism of any and all ideologies

(General - Fill-in-the-Box)
Your Nation is Officially:
(Mark 1 box with an X.)
[] Theocratic and/or Clerical
[x] Secular and/or Neutral
[] Atheist and/or Antireligionist

Your Nation's Government is:
(Mark All That Apply with an X.)
[] Anarchist
[x] Democratic (Direct Democracy)
[] Republican (Representative Democracy)
[] Authoritarian
– () Absolute Monarchist
– () Limited Monarchist
– () Dictatorial
[] Totalitarian (Extreme Authoritarianism)

Your Nation's Economy is:
(Mark All That Apply with an X.)
[] Market
– () Pure Capitalist
– () Mixed Capitalist
– () State Capitalist
[] Command
– () Marxist-Leninist
– () Market Socialist
– () Democratic Socialist
[] Traditional
[x] Other (Mercantilism, Feudalism, Etc.)

Your Nation's People Lean Overall:
(Mark 1 box with an X.)
[] Far-Left
[] Left-Wing
[x] Center-Left (we would call it that, others may call us left extreme, if that's what means putting the logic of consideration for people, places and things, ahead of arbitrary concepts of symbolic value)
[] Moderate/Centrist
[] Center-Right
[] Right-Wing
[] Far-Right

(General - Open Response)
1) How does your government define "occultism" and "magick"? well we don't even try to, but we do have psionic technologies, and then the other thing, maybe closer, is non-physical friends, but not ones that wish harm nor to be feared.
2) How does your country's people and culture define "occultism" and "magick"?well we follow our culture, and sometimes people do things in a non-physical way, but we don't give this a special name of think of it as anything out of the ordinary.
3) On a scale of 1-10, how open or closed is your government toward the topics of "occultism" and "magick"? [1 = Totally Open, 10 = Totally Closed] well we're totally open to anything that is mostly harmless.
4) On a scale of 1-10, how open or closed is your country's people and culture toward the topics of "occultism" and "magick"? [1 = Totally Open, 10 = Totally Closed]again country follows culture.

(Legality - Filll-in-the-Box)
Your Nation's Constitution and/or Legal System Allow These Occultic Practices:
(Mark All That Apply with an X.)
[x] Witchcraft/Wizardry
[x] Alchemy
[] Astrology
[] Exorcism/Cleansing
[x] Shamanism
[] Numerology
[] Sacred Geometry
[x] (Other)
[]
[]


Your Nation's Constitution and/or Legal System Does/Do Not Allow These Occultic Practices:
(Mark All That Apply with an X.)
[] Witchcraft/Wizardry
[] Alchemy
[] Astrology
[] Exorcism/Cleansing
[] Shamanism
[] Numerology
[] Sacred Geometry
[] (Other)
[]
[]

Your Nation's Constitution and/or Legal System Allow These Forms of Magick:
(Mark All That Apply with an X.)
[] Necromancy
[] Cursing
[x] Blessing
[] Soothsaying/Fortunetelling
[] Vampirism
[x] Astral Projection
[] Summoning/Evocation
[x] (Other)
[]
[]

Your Nation's Constitution and/or Legal System Does/Do Not Allow These Forms of Magick:
(Mark All That Apply with an X.)
[] Necromancy
[] Cursing
[] Blessing
[] Soothsaying/Fortunetelling
[] Vampirism
[] Astral Projection
[] Summoning/Evocation
[] (Other)
[]
[]

(Legality - Open Response)
1) When did your government officially legalize/outlaw the types of occultic practices marked above?well we don't ban anything without a good reason to, and its up to the consensus of each village, anything that affects/regulates individual persons.
2) When did your government officially legalize/outlaw the forms of magick marked above?
3) Has there been or is there currently a movement in your country to criminalize/decriminalize occultic practices?nope
4) Has there been or is there currently a movement in your country to criminalize/decriminalize forms of magick?nope
5) To what extent in your country are occultic practices permitted/restricted?they're generally looked upon as a substitute for technological means whent these are unavailable or unaffordable, and generally as a rather poor an unreliable one.
6) To what extent in your country are forms of magick permitted/restricted? these catigories mentioned kind of don't quite relate to the statistic of our cultural perspective

(Legality II - Open Response)
1) If occultic practices are illegal in your country to practice, what are the possible charges and/or punishments that may be given to those who are caught practicing them?n/a
2) If forms of magick are illegal in your country to attempt, what are the possible charges and/or punishments that may be given to those who are caught attempting them?n/a

(Legality III - Open Response)
1) Under your country's legal system, is studying occultism the same as performing occultism, or is there a difference?well studying is what you seek to learn, practice is what you choose to do with the skills and knowledge you have. This is not different from anything else for the context in question.
2) Under your country's legal system, is studying magick the same as practicing magick, or is there a difference?

(History & Current Trends - Open Response)
1) Have your country's people had a history with occultism and magick? to some degree
2) Is occultism and magick gaining interest, losing interest, or at about the same level of interest as it was 20 years ago? Oh it fluctuates, but I doubt its ever been a major focus.
[b]3) What kind of person in your nation tends to be interested in or active in studying or practicing occultism and magick the most on average?
(By Age, Class, Sex, Race, Industry, Etc.)creative people tend to have some interest, as they do in every means of expression available to them.
4) What kind of person in your nation tends to be interested in or active in studying or practicing occultism and magick the least on average? (By Age, Class, Sex, Race, Industry, Etc.)
5) Does your younger population (12-39) overall view occultism and magick positively, neutrally, or negatively?mostly harmless but mostly unreliable. Its always fun to change things with little or no social effort, but then the result of such changes still have to be lived with
6) Does your older population (40+) overall view occultism and magick positively, neutrally, or negatively?with age comes caution, but also the calculation of risk.
7) Is occultism and magick connected to one or more religions (real or fictional) in your society?
8) Are there any extremist groups, political, religious, or otherwise, that are known to be associated with occultism and magick? What can be said about them? extremism is somewhat in the eye of the beholder. There are always movements and perspectives coming and going

(Cultural Insight - Open Response)
(Answer Only If Applicable.)
Why do your people study and/or practice occultism and magick?
mostly to make interesting things for each other to enjoy.
(Cultural Insight II - Open Response)
(Answer Only If Applicable.)
How does occultism and magick influence and interrelate with the religious beliefs and activities of the communities in your country? logic, consideration, honesty and imagination are the four fold path of the nalanuthu, so you do the math.

(Cultural Insight III - Open Response)
(Answer Only If Applicable.)
Are there any famous or notable events, groups, secret sects, cults, or industries that are known for involvement with the subjects of occultism and magick? well the priestess who founded the nalanuthu is also widely believed to be a goddess.

(Social Tolerance - Short Answer & Open Response)
1) Is occultism and magick tolerated in your country's education system? its tollerated that it exists. Some precautionary practices are taught.
—(To what extent?)
2) Is occultism and magick tolerated in your country's healthcare system? not as a substitute for more reliable physical and psychological methodologies, but as a supliment to them to a limited degree.
—(To what extent?)
3) Is occultism and magick tolerated in your country's military? oh that i'm sure absolutely. Although the practice there is more along the lines of psionic technologies.
—(To what extent?)
4) Is occultism and magick tolerated in your country's government? not quite sure in what way this would apply.
—(To what extent?)
5) Is occultism and magick tolerated in your country's jails and prisons?pretty much yes, as long as it doesn't involve inmates or staff causing physical or psychological harm to one another.
—(To what extent?)
6) Is occultism and magick tolerated in your country's workplace? obviously that would depent on the individual workplace and its function and product.
—(To what extent?)

(Misc. - Open Response)
1) What does your country's top leader think of occultism and magick? we don't have a one top leader, we have a consultative assembly of elected “elders” called low persons.
2) What does your country's scientific community think of occultism and magick? pretty much depends on how you define it
3) What does your country's military leadership think of occultism and magick?kinda thought we were already there. People have sense to only relie on anything to the degree of that thing's reliability, and these things in question are not widely believed to be particularly reliable.
4) How superstitious are your country's people? Probably less then humans.
[b]5) Do your country's people believe in bad luck, omens, or mythical creatures?
we believe in the unknown being unknown and the universal wonder of strangeness. In the goodness of strangeness and not in the goodness of wishing to be feared. Luck and omens happen, but are not seen as overwhelmingly numinous. Odd creatures are just odd creatures and usually from odd, but completely physical places.
6) Are there any funny national incidents that have happened in your country which involved occultism and magick? I don't know about “to the country” as such, but there have been several in my own personal life.

▪️(OPTIONAL BONUS QUESTION)▪️
(Be As Short or Descriptive As You Wish!)
How does your nation view Evergar?
we are not favorably impressed by anything that wishes to be feared.
no one who did would be eligible to run for public office in our own.
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Father Knows Best State

Postby Satanaka » Tue Aug 31, 2021 9:40 am

Your Nation: Satanaka
Current Leader: Lilith I, Infernal Succubus Queen
Type of Leadership: (Monarch, Dictator, President, Prime Minister, etc.) Monarch
Government Type: Black Satanic Theocracy
Economic System: Mixed
Unit System: (Imperial, Metric, Other) Metric
Date Founded: 2021
State Religion: (if applicable) Satanism
National Ideology/Ideologies: (if applicable)
Economically, Centrist. Socially, Extremely progressive.
(General - Fill-in-the-Box)
Your Nation is Officially:
(Mark 1 box with an X.)
[X] Theocratic and/or Clerical
[] Secular and/or Neutral
[] Atheist and/or Antireligionist

Your Nation's Government is:
(Mark All That Apply with an X.)
[] Anarchist
[] Democratic (Direct Democracy)
[] Republican (Representative Democracy)
[X] Authoritarian
– () Absolute Monarchist
– (X) Limited Monarchist
– () Dictatorial
[] Totalitarian (Extreme Authoritarianism)

Your Nation's Economy is:
(Mark All That Apply with an X.)
[X] Market
– () Pure Capitalist
– (X) Mixed Capitalist
– () State Capitalist
[] Command
– () Marxist-Leninist
– () Market Socialist
– () Democratic Socialist
[] Traditional
[] Other (Mercantilism, Feudalism, Etc.)

Your Nation's People Lean Overall:
(Mark 1 box with an X.)
[] Far-Left
[] Left-Wing
[X] Center-Left
[] Moderate/Centrist
[] Center-Right
[] Right-Wing
[] Far-Right

(General - Open Response)
1) How does your government define "occultism" and "magick"? The belief and practice of supernatural and magical religions
2) How does your country's people and culture define "occultism" and "magick"? The belief and practice of supernatural and magical religions
3) On a scale of 1-10, how open or closed is your government toward the topics of "occultism" and "magick"? [1 = Totally Open, 10 = Totally Closed] 1
4) On a scale of 1-10, how open or closed is your country's people and culture toward the topics of "occultism" and "magick"? [1 = Totally Open, 10 = Totally Closed] 1

(Legality - Filll-in-the-Box)
Your Nation's Constitution and/or Legal System Allow These Occultic Practices:
(Mark All That Apply with an X.)
[X] Witchcraft/Wizardry
[X] Alchemy
[X] Astrology
[X] Exorcism/Cleansing
[X] Shamanism
[X] Numerology
[X] Sacred Geometry
[X] (Other)
[]
[]

Your Nation's Constitution and/or Legal System Does/Do Not Allow These Occultic Practices:
(Mark All That Apply with an X.)
[] Witchcraft/Wizardry
[] Alchemy
[] Astrology
[] Exorcism/Cleansing
[] Shamanism
[] Numerology
[] Sacred Geometry
[] (Other)
[]
[]

Your Nation's Constitution and/or Legal System Allow These Forms of Magick:
(Mark All That Apply with an X.)
[X] Necromancy
[X] Cursing
[X] Blessing
[X] Soothsaying/Fortunetelling
[X] Vampirism
[X] Astral Projection
[X] Summoning/Evocation
[X] (Other)
[]
[]

Your Nation's Constitution and/or Legal System Does/Do Not Allow These Forms of Magick:
(Mark All That Apply with an X.)
[] Necromancy
[] Cursing
[] Blessing
[] Soothsaying/Fortunetelling
[] Vampirism
[] Astral Projection
[] Summoning/Evocation
[] (Other)
[]
[]

(Legality - Open Response)
1) When did your government officially legalize/outlaw the types of occultic practices marked above? Legal upon the birth of our government
2) When did your government officially legalize/outlaw the forms of magick marked above? Legal upon the birth of our government
3) Has there been or is there currently a movement in your country to criminalize/decriminalize occultic practices? No
4) Has there been or is there currently a movement in your country to criminalize/decriminalize forms of magick? No
5) To what extent in your country are occultic practices permitted/restricted? Completely permitted and viewed very positively
6) To what extent in your country are forms of magick permitted/restricted? Completely permitted and viewed very positively

(Legality II - Open Response)
1) If occultic practices are illegal in your country to practice, what are the possible charges and/or punishments that may be given to those who are caught practicing them?
2) If forms of magick are illegal in your country to attempt, what are the possible charges and/or punishments that may be given to those who are caught attempting them?

(Legality III - Open Response)
1) Under your country's legal system, is studying occultism the same as performing occultism, or is there a difference? Both are accepted
2) Under your country's legal system, is studying magick the same as practicing magick, or is there a difference? Both are accepted

(History & Current Trends - Open Response)
1) Have your country's people had a history with occultism and magick? Yes
2) Is occultism and magick gaining interest, losing interest, or at about the same level of interest as it was 20 years ago? Gaining interest
[b]3) What kind of person in your nation tends to be interested in or active in studying or practicing occultism and magick the most on average?
(By Age, Class, Sex, Race, Industry, Etc.) A diverse amount of people in our nation love occultism and magic. There is not a single specific category.
4) What kind of person in your nation tends to be interested in or active in studying or practicing occultism and magick the least on average? (By Age, Class, Sex, Race, Industry, Etc.) Atheists
5) Does your younger population (12-39) overall view occultism and magick positively, neutrally, or negatively? Positively
6) Does your older population (40+) overall view occultism and magick positively, neutrally, or negatively? Positively
7) Is occultism and magick connected to one or more religions (real or fictional) in your society? Yes
8) Are there any extremist groups, political, religious, or otherwise, that are known to be associated with occultism and magick? What can be said about them? There tend to be a diverse amount of groups that are associated with occultism and magick. This includes some extremist groups. They are a minority however.

(Cultural Insight - Open Response)
(Answer Only If Applicable.)
Why do your people study and/or practice occultism and magick? Because many people believe in occult and magickal religions, especially those opposed to christianity

(Cultural Insight II - Open Response)
(Answer Only If Applicable.)
How does occultism and magick influence and interrelate with the religious beliefs and activities of the communities in your country? Many communities can be seen participating in rituals and using magick and researching the occult. Many libraries have extensive collections of occult books. Some of our largest religious groups are occult.

(Cultural Insight III - Open Response)
(Answer Only If Applicable.)
Are there any famous or notable events, groups, secret sects, cults, or industries that are known for involvement with the subjects of occultism and magick? Yes, many. Too many to count.

(Social Tolerance - Short Answer & Open Response)
1) Is occultism and magick tolerated in your country's education system? Usually
—(To what extent?) If its not teaching it as science, then its tolerated.
2) Is occultism and magick tolerated in your country's healthcare system? Not usually
—(To what extent?) Some herbs and stuff like that can be used, but only with evidence that it works.
3) Is occultism and magick tolerated in your country's military? Yes
—(To what extent?) Many soldiers wear charms and other things, and use occult practices. Often to give luck or power. It's personal and not an issue.
4) Is occultism and magick tolerated in your country's government? Yes
—(To what extent?) It is a major part of much of our government.
5) Is occultism and magick tolerated in your country's jails and prisons? Yes
—(To what extent?) Many people in our prisons practice these beliefs.
6) Is occultism and magick tolerated in your country's workplace? Yes
—(To what extent?) These beliefs are very accepted in our workplaces, same as other beliefs.

(Misc. - Open Response)
1) What does your country's top leader think of occultism and magick? She practices it.
2) What does your country's scientific community think of occultism and magick? They view it with suspicion.
3) What does your country's military leadership think of occultism and magick? They practice it usually.
4) How superstitious are your country's people? Depends. Mix of either not superstitious or very superstitious.
[b]5) Do your country's people believe in bad luck, omens, or mythical creatures?
Again, depends.
6) Are there any funny national incidents that have happened in your country which involved occultism and magick? not any sigificant ones

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Subhurbia
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Posts: 333
Founded: Dec 02, 2016
New York Times Democracy

Postby Subhurbia » Tue Aug 31, 2021 3:44 pm

Your Nation: Suhurbia
Current Leader: Adom
Type of Leadership: Monarch
Government Type: Federal Monarcy
Economic System: Unknown
Unit System: Scientific Standard Units
Date Founded: Equivalent to the year 1900 (It's currently the year 121 F.E ( Federation Era))
State Religion: N/A
National Ideology/Ideologies: idk if its applicable, but Universal Law

(General - Fill-in-the-Box)
Your Nation is Officially:
(Mark 1 box with an X.)
[x] Theocratic and/or Clerical
[] Secular and/or Neutral
[] Atheist and/or Antireligionist

Your Nation's Government is:
(Mark All That Apply with an X.)
[] Anarchist
[] Democratic (Direct Democracy)
[] Republican (Representative Democracy)
[] Authoritarian
– () Absolute Monarchist
– (x) Limited Monarchist
– () Dictatorial
[] Totalitarian (Extreme Authoritarianism)

Your Nation's Economy is:
(Mark All That Apply with an X.)
[] Market
– () Pure Capitalist
– () Mixed Capitalist
– () State Capitalist
[] Command
– () Marxist-Leninist
– () Market Socialist
– () Democratic Socialist
[x] Traditional
[] Other (Mercantilism, Feudalism, Etc.)

Your Nation's People Lean Overall:
(Mark 1 box with an X.)
[] Far-Left
[] Left-Wing
[] Center-Left
[x] Moderate/Centrist
[] Center-Right
[] Right-Wing
[] Far-Right

(General - Open Response)
1) How does your government define "occultism" and "magick"? Occultism is studying the hidden, more subtle aspects of the universe. Magick is utilizing the principles and nature of the universe.
2) How does your country's people and culture define "occultism" and "magick"? Occultism is learning the fundamental nature of reality, magick is using the true potential of the human spirit and soul
3) On a scale of 1-10, how open or closed is your government toward the topics of "occultism" and "magick"? About 5. Many government officials know about occultism and some do practise magic.
4) On a scale of 1-10, how open or closed is your country's people and culture toward the topics of "occultism" and "magick"? 6. There are over 50 million people who practise magic, and over 80 million who study occultism

(Legality - Filll-in-the-Box)
Your Nation's Constitution and/or Legal System Allow These Occultic Practices:
(Mark All That Apply with an X.)
[x] Witchcraft/Wizardry
[x] Alchemy
[x] Astrology
[x] Exorcism/Cleansing
[x] Shamanism
[x] Numerology
[x] Sacred Geometry
[] (Other)
[]
[]

Your Nation's Constitution and/or Legal System Does/Do Not Allow These Occultic Practices:
(Mark All That Apply with an X.)
[] Witchcraft/Wizardry
[] Alchemy
[] Astrology
[] Exorcism/Cleansing
[] Shamanism
[] Numerology
[] Sacred Geometry
[] (Other)
[]
[]

Your Nation's Constitution and/or Legal System Allow These Forms of Magick:
(Mark All That Apply with an X.)
[x] Necromancy (In the Western dominions it is allowed, elsewhere it isn't allowed)
[] Cursing
[x] Blessing
[x] Soothsaying/Fortunetelling
[] Vampirism
[x] Astral Projection
[x] Summoning/Evocation
[] (Other)
[]
[]

Your Nation's Constitution and/or Legal System Does/Do Not Allow These Forms of Magick:
(Mark All That Apply with an X.)
[x] Necromancy (In all dominions except the Western dominions)
[x] Cursing
[] Blessing
[] Soothsaying/Fortunetelling
[x] Vampirism
[] Astral Projection
[] Summoning/Evocation
[] (Other)
[]
[]

(Legality - Open Response)
1) When did your government officially legalize/outlaw the types of occultic practices marked above? In 0 FE - 12 FE
2) When did your government officially legalize/outlaw the forms of magick marked above? 0 FE - 12 FE
3) Has there been or is there currently a movement in your country to criminalize/decriminalize occultic practices? no
4) Has there been or is there currently a movement in your country to criminalize/decriminalize forms of magick? no
5) To what extent in your country are occultic practices permitted/restricted? It is restricted to a level it can't affect society on a grand scale
6) To what extent in your country are forms of magick permitted/restricted? Same as previous

(Legality II - Open Response)
1) If occultic practices are illegal in your country to practice, what are the possible charges and/or punishments that may be given to those who are caught practicing them? Imprisonment
2) If forms of magick are illegal in your country to attempt, what are the possible charges and/or punishments that may be given to those who are caught attempting them? Imprisonment

(Legality III - Open Response)
1) Under your country's legal system, is studying occultism the same as performing occultism, or is there a difference? Someone can study as much as they want, but practising it has a limit
2) Under your country's legal system, is studying magick the same as practicing magick, or is there a difference? Same as above

(History & Current Trends - Open Response)
1) Have your country's people had a history with occultism and magick? Yes, it has always existed
2) Is occultism and magick gaining interest, losing interest, or at about the same level of interest as it was 20 years ago? It was once very interesting, but in 0 FE, it declined dramatically due to "hypermodernization". In the last 40 years however, it has regained interest and now the mass populous is slowly gaining interest in magick and occultism.
[b]3) What kind of person in your nation tends to be interested in or active in studying or practicing occultism and magick the most on average?
Nowadays, mostly the generations born in 90 FE or later among the ordinary class, only a few people born in 50-70 FE have interest in it, VERY few people born before 50 FE have interest in it. Among the noble class, knowledge and practicing occultism and magic is much more common. It's more commonly practiced among ethnic Dravonians, Aquaticans, and Pruinese.
4) What kind of person in your nation tends to be interested in or active in studying or practicing occultism and magick the least on average? People born before 50 FE, especially those born in 30 to 40 FE, it's least practiced among people who live in the most modernized parts of Suhurbia, who aren't ruling class. It's less commonly practiced among ethnic Fusilians, and Terranians.
5) Does your younger population (12-39) overall view occultism and magick positively, neutrally, or negatively? Neutral to postively
6) Does your older population (40+) overall view occultism and magick positively, neutrally, or negatively? Those who are really old view it negatively, while most who are in the middle age range are more neutral
7) Is occultism and magick connected to one or more religions (real or fictional) in your society? Yes it is infused with various philosophies and folklore.
8) Are there any extremist groups, political, religious, or otherwise, that are known to be associated with occultism and magick? What can be said about them? No

(Cultural Insight - Open Response)
(Answer Only If Applicable.)
Why do your people study and/or practice occultism and magick? To better themselves, to achieve enlightenment, or to liberate themselves and others

(Cultural Insight II - Open Response)
(Answer Only If Applicable.)
How does occultism and magick influence and interrelate with the religious beliefs and activities of the communities in your country? It is infused in the cultures, and even those who don't actively practise it practice the culture which is infused with occultism and magick. So most Suhurbians practice it to a degree, its just that most aren't aware or don't care for it.

(Cultural Insight III - Open Response)
(Answer Only If Applicable.)
Are there any famous or notable events, groups, secret sects, cults, or industries that are known for involvement with the subjects of occultism and magick? Yes, from minor things like "miracle" happenings, to major events like floods

(Social Tolerance - Short Answer & Open Response)
1) Is occultism and magick tolerated in your country's education system?
—(To what extent?) Depends on your focus
2) Is occultism and magick tolerated in your country's healthcare system? Yes
—(To what extent?) Mainly in the aspect of healing, greatly
3) Is occultism and magick tolerated in your country's military? Yes
—(To what extent?) Depends on the tier. The higher the tier, the more magick is used.
4) Is occultism and magick tolerated in your country's government? Yes
—(To what extent?) Mainly in the form of knowledge
5) Is occultism and magick tolerated in your country's jails and prisons? No
—(To what extent?)
6) Is occultism and magick tolerated in your country's workplace? Depends on field. Different practises are allowed in different fields
—(To what extent?)

(Misc. - Open Response)
1) What does your country's top leader think of occultism and magick? He studies it alot, if he's not busy in other endeavors
2) What does your country's scientific community think of occultism and magick? Science and religion aren't viewed as seperate concepts in Suhurbia
3) What does your country's military leadership think of occultism and magick? Can be very dangerous, only certain people should utilize it.
4) How superstitious are your country's people? Some cultures and regions are more superstitious than others.
[b]5) Do your country's people believe in bad luck, omens, or mythical creatures?
Yes
6) Are there any funny national incidents that have happened in your country which involved occultism and magick? Yes

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How does your nation view Evergar? strong, efficient, but heartless
Not to be mistaken for Suburbia.

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Roania
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Posts: 1806
Founded: Antiquity
Iron Fist Consumerists

Postby Roania » Wed Sep 01, 2021 2:43 pm

Your Nation: Roania
Current Leader: Yanhwa Sovereign
Type of Leadership: Celestial Empire
Government Type: Celestial Empire
Economic System: ?
Unit System: Metric, traditional Rudanese
Date Founded: ?
State Religion: Temple of Heaven
National Ideology/Ideologies: (if applicable)

(General - Fill-in-the-Box)
Your Nation is Officially:
(Mark 1 box with an X.)
[X] Theocratic and/or Clerical
[] Secular and/or Neutral
[] Atheist and/or Antireligionist

Your Nation's Government is:
(Mark All That Apply with an X.)
[] Anarchist
[] Democratic (Direct Democracy)
[] Republican (Representative Democracy)
[] Authoritarian
– (X) Absolute Monarchist
– () Limited Monarchist
– () Dictatorial
[] Totalitarian (Extreme Authoritarianism)

Your Nation's Economy is:
(Mark All That Apply with an X.)
[] Market
– () Pure Capitalist
– () Mixed Capitalist
– () State Capitalist
[] Command
– () Marxist-Leninist
– () Market Socialist
– () Democratic Socialist
[X] Traditional
[] Other (Mercantilism, Feudalism, Etc.)

Your Nation's People Lean Overall:
(Mark 1 box with an X.)
[] Far-Left
[] Left-Wing
[] Center-Left
[X] Moderate/Centrist
[] Center-Right
[] Right-Wing
[] Far-Right

(General - Open Response)
1) How does your government define "occultism" and "magick"? Any of secret means or ways of attempting to regulate and control the universe without reference to established policies and religion, including through divination and necromancy
2) How does your country's people and culture define "occultism" and "magick"? An attempt to gain influence without needing access to established policies and religion
3) On a scale of 1-10, how open or closed is your government toward the topics of "occultism" and "magick"? 8 [1 = Totally Open, 10 = Totally Closed]
4) On a scale of 1-10, how open or closed is your country's people and culture toward the topics of "occultism" and "magick"? [1 = Totally Open, 10 = Totally Closed] 3

(Legality - Filll-in-the-Box)
Your Nation's Constitution and/or Legal System Allow These Occultic Practices:
(Mark All That Apply with an X.)
[X] Witchcraft/Wizardry
[] Alchemy
[] Astrology
[x] Exorcism/Cleansing
[X] Shamanism
[X] Numerology
[X] Sacred Geometry
[] (Other)
[]
[]

Your Nation's Constitution and/or Legal System Does/Do Not Allow These Occultic Practices:
(Mark All That Apply with an X.)
[] Witchcraft/Wizardry
[X] Alchemy
[X] Astrology
[] Exorcism/Cleansing
[] Shamanism
[] Numerology
[] Sacred Geometry
[] (Other)


Your Nation's Constitution and/or Legal System Allow These Forms of Magick:
(Mark All That Apply with an X.)
[] Necromancy
[] Cursing
[X] Blessing
[] Soothsaying/Fortunetelling
[] Vampirism
[]X Astral Projection
[] Summoning/Evocation
[] (Other)
[]
[]

Your Nation's Constitution and/or Legal System Does/Do Not Allow These Forms of Magick:
(Mark All That Apply with an X.)
[X] Necromancy
[X] Cursing
[] Blessing
[X] Soothsaying/Fortunetelling
[X] Vampirism
[] Astral Projection
[X] Summoning/Evocation
[] (Other)
[]
[]

(Legality - Open Response)
1) When did your government officially legalize/outlaw the types of occultic practices marked above? Fortune telling was banned by the Dailiang many years ago. Necromancy has been banned forever
2) When did your government officially legalize/outlaw the forms of magick marked above? Otherwise, no bans have ever been in place or considered
3) Has there been or is there currently a movement in your country to criminalize/decriminalize occultic practices? Occasional flareups of soothsaying and divination arise in the outer provinces
4) Has there been or is there currently a movement in your country to criminalize/decriminalize forms of magick? No.
5) To what extent in your country are occultic practices permitted/restricted? All that is permitted is permitted, all that is forbidden is forbidden.
6) To what extent in your country are forms of magick permitted/restricted? All that is permitted is permitted, all that is forbidden is forbidden

(Legality II - Open Response)
1) If occultic practices are illegal in your country to practice, what are the possible charges and/or punishments that may be given to those who are caught practicing them? Officially, the punishment is death. In practice, there are few arrests and fewer prosecutions. Copies of the Shu Shuanshu and the Shu XIngXing are widely available and frequently released.
2) If forms of magick are illegal in your country to attempt, what are the possible charges and/or punishments that may be given to those who are caught attempting them? Death.

(Legality III - Open Response)
1) Under your country's legal system, is studying occultism the same as performing occultism, or is there a difference? Studying the books, usually defined in law as mere possession, is not considered the same as practicing for the purpose of the law
2) Under your country's legal system, is studying magick the same as practicing magick, or is there a difference? Studying the forbidden arts, usually defined in law as mere possession of texts, is the same as using them.

(History & Current Trends - Open Response)
1) Have your country's people had a history with occultism and magick? Yes.
2) Is occultism and magick gaining interest, losing interest, or at about the same level of interest as it was 20 years ago? The trendlines tend to be fairly stable
[b]3) What kind of person in your nation tends to be interested in or active in studying or practicing occultism and magick the most on average?
(By Age, Class, Sex, Race, Industry, Etc.) The average person most interested in studying or practicing the forbidden arts is a failed candidate of the Examinations, usually of middle or lower class. Or, at least, this the average person most likely to be arrested.
4) What kind of person in your nation tends to be interested in or active in studying or practicing occultism and magick the least on average? (By Age, Class, Sex, Race, Industry, Etc.) Priests and the rich
5) Does your younger population (12-39) overall view occultism and magick positively, neutrally, or negatively? Neutral
6) Does your older population (40+) overall view occultism and magick positively, neutrally, or negatively? Neutral
7) Is occultism and magick connected to one or more religions (real or fictional) in your society? Yes
8) Are there any extremist groups, political, religious, or otherwise, that are known to be associated with occultism and magick? What can be said about them? All such groups are illegal as secret societies and subject to serious punishment. They can be considered fairly diverse, though usually they are opposed to the government.

(Cultural Insight - Open Response)
(Answer Only If Applicable.)
Why do your people study and/or practice occultism and magick?

For connection to their heritage, for connection to the divine, for personal gain

(Cultural Insight II - Open Response)
(Answer Only If Applicable.)
How does occultism and magick influence and interrelate with the religious beliefs and activities of the communities in your country?

Shamanism is the central plank of the vast majority of religious practices within civilization.

(Cultural Insight III - Open Response)
(Answer Only If Applicable.)
Are there any famous or notable events, groups, secret sects, cults, or industries that are known for involvement with the subjects of occultism and magick?

Many public figures and historical heroes and villains are associated with the practices of the Way and have been promoted to divinity within it.

(Social Tolerance - Short Answer & Open Response)
1) Is occultism and magick tolerated in your country's education system? Yes
—(To what extent?) The practices of the Way are taught in school so that the rites can be practiced properly
2) Is occultism and magick tolerated in your country's healthcare system? Yes
—(To what extent?) Sickness and wellness have specific rites associated with them, though attempting to divine the outcome of a method of care is forbidden
3) Is occultism and magick tolerated in your country's military? Yes
—(To what extent?) Armies and fleets have their own guardians that have rites performed
4) Is occultism and magick tolerated in your country's government? Yes
—(To what extent?) The performance of the appropriate rites is one of the most important roles of an official
5) Is occultism and magick tolerated in your country's jails and prisons? No.
—(To what extent?) The criminal has no right to speak with the Gods and less right to ask for their aid
6) Is occultism and magick tolerated in your country's workplace? Yes
—(To what extent?) Performance of rites to deities associated with prosperity and wealth are commonplace

(Misc. - Open Response)
1) What does your country's top leader think of occultism and magick? Full belief
2) What does your country's scientific community think of occultism and magick? Full belief
3) What does your country's military leadership think of occultism and magick? Full belief
4) How superstitious are your country's people? Full belief
5) Do your country's people believe in bad luck, omens, or mythical creatures? Yes
6) Are there any funny national incidents that have happened in your country which involved occultism and magick? Even if they may consider an event 'amusing', they would generally take it completely seriously. Such an event would still be analyzed for meaning and relation to other events.
Ten Thousand Years to the Lord and Lady of Ten Thousand Years!

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Reformed Medwedia
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Founded: Aug 10, 2021
Corporate Police State

Postby Reformed Medwedia » Wed Sep 01, 2021 8:07 pm

Your Nation: Medwedian Democratic Federation
Current Leader: President High Marshal Theodor Lynden Frankenstein, who died today, but the new leader will be determined in the course of a civil war, so I will put him in here
Type of Leadership: (Monarch, Dictator, President, Prime Minister, etc.) A President with dictatorial powers
Government Type: Totalitarian civic-military dictatorship
Economic System: Feudalism
Unit System: (Imperial, Metric, Other) Metric
Date Founded: In today's form 1992
State Religion: (if applicable) Medwedian Orthodox Christianity
National Ideology/Ideologies: (if applicable) Patriotic-National Collectivism, essentially feudalism inherited from the medieval era (with actual serfdom) with many elements of a monarchy, of fascism and corporatism

(General - Fill-in-the-Box)
Your Nation is Officially:
(Mark 1 box with an X.)
[X] Theocratic and/or Clerical
[] Secular and/or Neutral
[] Atheist and/or Antireligionist

Your Nation's Government is:
(Mark All That Apply with an X.)
[] Anarchist
[] Democratic (Direct Democracy)
[] Republican (Representative Democracy)
[] Authoritarian
– () Absolute Monarchist
– () Limited Monarchist
– () Dictatorial
[X] Totalitarian (Extreme Authoritarianism)

Your Nation's Economy is:
(Mark All That Apply with an X.)
[] Market
– () Pure Capitalist
– () Mixed Capitalist
– () State Capitalist
[] Command
– () Marxist-Leninist
– () Market Socialist
– () Democratic Socialist
[] Traditional
[X] Other (Mercantilism, Feudalism, Etc.) Feudalism

Your Nation's People Lean Overall:
(Mark 1 box with an X.)
[] Far-Left
[] Left-Wing
[] Center-Left
[] Moderate/Centrist
[] Center-Right
[] Right-Wing
[X] Far-Right

(General - Open Response)
1) How does your government define "occultism" and "magick"? Federal Penal Law. §185 "Witchcraft". "Whoever performs acts violating the Order of God by invoking the forces of darkness, attempting or planning to do so, shall be guilty of Witchcraft and be sentenced to death by any type of court."
2) How does your country's people and culture define "occultism" and "magick"? As a high crime that leads to eternal damnation in hell. Still, many of the uneducated lower-class ethnic minorities (Yakuts, Buryats) may rely on traditional shamans, which they don't consider witchcraft but the government does.
3) On a scale of 1-10, how open or closed is your government toward the topics of "occultism" and "magick"? [1 = Totally Open, 10 = Totally Closed] 10
4) On a scale of 1-10, how open or closed is your country's people and culture toward the topics of "occultism" and "magick"? [1 = Totally Open, 10 = Totally Closed] 10

(Legality - Filll-in-the-Box)
Your Nation's Constitution and/or Legal System Allow These Occultic Practices:
(Mark All That Apply with an X.)
[] Witchcraft/Wizardry
[] Alchemy
[] Astrology
[X] Exorcism/Cleansing (Can be ordered by any type of court or by the village priest. Not considered Occultism/Magick/Witchcraft as it is part of official Christian doctrine.)
[] Shamanism
[] Numerology
[] Sacred Geometry
[] (Other)
[]
[]

Your Nation's Constitution and/or Legal System Does/Do Not Allow These Occultic Practices:
(Mark All That Apply with an X.)
[X] Witchcraft/Wizardry (Federal Penal Law §185 "Witchcraft")
[X] Alchemy (Federal Penal Law §185 "Witchcraft")
[X] Astrology (Federal Penal Law §185 "Witchcraft")
[] Exorcism/Cleansing
[X] Shamanism (Federal Penal Law §195 "Organized Heathenry")
[X] Numerology (Federal Penal Law §185 "Witchcraft")
[X] Sacred Geometry (Federal Penal Law §185 "Witchcraft")
[] (Other)
[]
[]

Sometimes the article §170 "Satanism" is invoked, in fact most judges and priests consider Witchcraft a subset of satanism.

Your Nation's Constitution and/or Legal System Allow These Forms of Magick:
(Mark All That Apply with an X.)
[] Necromancy
[] Cursing
[] Blessing
[] Soothsaying/Fortunetelling
[] Vampirism
[] Astral Projection
[] Summoning/Evocation
[] (Other)
[]
[]

Your Nation's Constitution and/or Legal System Does/Do Not Allow These Forms of Magick:
(Mark All That Apply with an X.)
[X] Necromancy (Federal Penal Law §185 "Witchcraft", Federal Penal Law §65 "Disturbance of the Dead")
[X] Cursing (Federal Penal Law §185 "Witchcraft", Federal Penal Law §186 "Heavy Case of Witchcraft" ("Invoking dark forces to harm a living being")
[] Blessing - only if performed by an Orthodox Priest, otherwise Federal Penal Law §185 "Witchcraft" or relevant laws against heathenry
[X] Soothsaying/Fortunetelling (Federal Penal Law §185 "Witchcraft")
[X] Vampirism (Federal Penal Law §185 "Witchcraft", Federal Penal Law §38 "Injury", Federal Penal Law §79 "Consumption of human blood", Federal Penal Law §82 "Cannibalism")
[X] Astral Projection (Federal Penal Law §185 "Witchcraft")
[X] Summoning/Evocation (Federal Penal Law §185 "Witchcraft")
[] (Other)
[]
[]

(Legality - Open Response)
1) When did your government officially legalize/outlaw the types of occultic practices marked above? Never
2) When did your government officially legalize/outlaw the forms of magick marked above? Never
3) Has there been or is there currently a movement in your country to criminalize/decriminalize occultic practices? Never
4) Has there been or is there currently a movement in your country to criminalize/decriminalize forms of magick? Never
5) To what extent in your country are occultic practices permitted/restricted? Banned by law, punished by death, suppressed by the Federal Inquisition.
6) To what extent in your country are forms of magick permitted/restricted? Banned by law, punished by death, suppressed by the Federal Inquisition.

(Legality II - Open Response)
1) If occultic practices are illegal in your country to practice, what are the possible charges and/or punishments that may be given to those who are caught practicing them? Death by burning alive at the stake, or in extremely grave cases brazen bull or "prolonged burning", where a person's body is burned in a special contraption but the head is kept protected from the fire and cooled using water to prolong suffering. In all cases the person is buried facing down and a stake driven through the heart to make sure that the soul goes to hell.
2) If forms of magick are illegal in your country to attempt, what are the possible charges and/or punishments that may be given to those who are caught attempting them? Death by burning alive at the stake, or in extremely grave cases brazen bull or "prolonged burning", where a person's body is burned in a special contraption but the head is kept protected from the fire and cooled using water to prolong suffering. In all cases the person is buried facing down and a stake driven through the heart to make sure that the soul goes to hell.

(Legality III - Open Response)
1) Under your country's legal system, is studying occultism the same as performing occultism, or is there a difference? Yes, it's the same.
2) Under your country's legal system, is studying magick the same as practicing magick, or is there a difference? Yes, it's the same.

(History & Current Trends - Open Response)
1) Have your country's people had a history with occultism and magick? Actively persecuted since the Late Medieval Era, always since Christianization considered a crime warranting death.
2) Is occultism and magick gaining interest, losing interest, or at about the same level of interest as it was 20 years ago? Losing interest as the government successfully suppresses it.
[b]3) What kind of person in your nation tends to be interested in or active in studying or practicing occultism and magick the most on average?
(By Age, Class, Sex, Race, Industry, Etc.) Usually subversive, criminal personalities, mostly leftists.
4) What kind of person in your nation tends to be interested in or active in studying or practicing occultism and magick the least on average? (By Age, Class, Sex, Race, Industry, Etc.) Usually subversive, criminal personalities, mostly leftists.
5) Does your younger population (12-39) overall view occultism and magick positively, neutrally, or negatively? Negatively
6) Does your older population (40+) overall view occultism and magick positively, neutrally, or negatively? Negatively
7) Is occultism and magick connected to one or more religions (real or fictional) in your society? It is considered to be a subset of Satanism just like all forms of heresy or heathenry and wrong teachings.
8) Are there any extremist groups, political, religious, or otherwise, that are known to be associated with occultism and magick? What can be said about them? The government associates the opposition, i.e. "terror groups", as "satanic" and "powered by witchcraft".

(Cultural Insight - Open Response)
(Answer Only If Applicable.)
Why do your people study and/or practice occultism and magick?

(Cultural Insight II - Open Response)
(Answer Only If Applicable.)
How does occultism and magick influence and interrelate with the religious beliefs and activities of the communities in your country? A common topic in church sermons and propaganda, and an excellent excuse to depose of somebody.

(Cultural Insight III - Open Response)
(Answer Only If Applicable.)
Are there any famous or notable events, groups, secret sects, cults, or industries that are known for involvement with the subjects of occultism and magick?

(Social Tolerance - Short Answer & Open Response)
1) Is occultism and magick tolerated in your country's education system? No
—(To what extent?)
2) Is occultism and magick tolerated in your country's healthcare system? No
—(To what extent?)
3) Is occultism and magick tolerated in your country's military? No
—(To what extent?)
4) Is occultism and magick tolerated in your country's government? No
—(To what extent?)
5) Is occultism and magick tolerated in your country's jails and prisons? No
—(To what extent?)
6) Is occultism and magick tolerated in your country's workplace? No
—(To what extent?)

(Misc. - Open Response)
1) What does your country's top leader think of occultism and magick? Just like the rest of the leadership, he believes that these people deserve to, and will go, to hell, and that it is the objective of the government to make the rest of their lives as miserable as possible before delivering them to God for punishment.
2) What does your country's scientific community think of occultism and magick? Mental disease
3) What does your country's military leadership think of occultism and magick? Terrorism
4) How superstitious are your country's people? Quite superstitious, whereas they take care to not show superstitions to publicily even though "Mild superstitions, like the refusal to follow a road recently crossed by a black cat, are to be tolerated and not prosecuted" according to a Presidential Order.
[b]5) Do your country's people believe in bad luck, omens, or mythical creatures?
Yes, see above.
6) Are there any funny national incidents that have happened in your country which involved occultism and magick? Not really

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TURTLESHROOM II
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Capitalist Paradise

Postby TURTLESHROOM II » Thu Sep 02, 2021 12:53 pm

Your Nation: Great Bountiful Empire of the United Turtles, Mushrooms, and Men of TurtleShroom
Current Leader: Tsarina Tammy Olviam Tsar Maven Outtacountry, Tsar Grigory Wip
Type of Leadership: Monarchy
Government Type: Illiberal, Linkguided, Linkplutocratic, Linktheodemocratic confederation under a constitutional monarchy
Economic System: Extreme capitalist but with socially conservative characteristics
Unit System: Imperial
Date Founded: October 13th, 1796 AD
State Religion: TS subsidizes churches of the Southern Baptist denomination, but Parishes and others can also file for grants for other Christian denominations
National Ideology/Ideologies: Social conservatism, capitalism

(General - Fill-in-the-Box)
Your Nation is Officially:
(Mark 1 box with an X.)
[] Theocratic and/or Clerical
[X] Secular and/or Neutral
[] Atheist and/or Antireligionist

Your Nation's Government is:
(Mark All That Apply with an X.)
[] Anarchist
[] Democratic (Direct Democracy)
[X] Republican (Representative Democracy)
[X] Authoritarian
– () Absolute Monarchist
– (X) Limited Monarchist
– () Dictatorial
[] Totalitarian (Extreme Authoritarianism)

Your Nation's Economy is:
(Mark All That Apply with an X.)
[X] Market
– (X) Pure Capitalist
– () Mixed Capitalist
– () State Capitalist
[] Command
– () Marxist-Leninist
– () Market Socialist
– () Democratic Socialist
[X] Traditional
[X] Other (Mercantilism, Feudalism, Etc.)

Your Nation's People Lean Overall:
(Mark 1 box with an X.)
[] Far-Left
[] Left-Wing
[] Center-Left
[] Moderate/Centrist
[] Center-Right
[] Right-Wing
[X] Far-Right

(General - Open Response)
1) How does your government define "occultism" and "magick"?
From the First Constitution of TurtleShroom:
TurtleShroom wrote:
ARTICLE VI
CONGRESS


[...]

SECTION SIX: CONGRESS SHALL HAVE THE POWER:


33) To criminalize and punish witchcraft and all forms of magick, sorcery, use or command of demons, and summoning of evil or evil beings by unnatural or unclean manners, but no creature may be put to death for this crime.

34) To criminalize Worship and Adoration of Satan or his angels, Beelzebub, Baal, or any god explicitly listed, by an actual name in the Holy Scriptures as false, and list the punishments for the same, but the punishment shall not incur death.


This definition remains more or less in place even after the Second Constitution of TurtleShroom was ratified.

TurtleShroom's definition of sorcery and occultism fall in line with Biblical theology and both Christian and the pre-Christian, pagan traditional demonology sourced from the Tengriists of pre-Christian TurtleShroom. Non-Christian influences are recognized as supplementary to the same.

Included in this prohibition are all "white" uses of sorcery, even healing. TS law does not consider the outcome or action of magic relevant to prosecution.

There are certain exemptions that can be deemed holy: Christian mysticism, shamanism, trances through incense (etc.), visions, faith healing, miracles, and so on are separated for matters of both religious freedom and origin.

Furthermore, the weak telekinetic and psychic abilities of sapient mushrooms- which have no limbs or internal organs -is exempt because it provides for their locomotion and manipulation, something they cannot sustain without it. Exploring those powers, however, and attempting to become stronger or better at them- for instance, to exceed a being with limb's abilities of manipulating objects -is a crime.


2) How does your country's people and culture define "occultism" and "magick"?
See above.


3) On a scale of 1-10, how open or closed is your government toward the topics of "occultism" and "magick"? Ten

4) On a scale of 1-10, how open or closed is your country's people and culture toward the topics of "occultism" and "magick"? [1 = Totally Open, 10 = Totally Closed]

(Legality - Filll-in-the-Box)
Your Nation's Constitution and/or Legal System Allow These Occultic Practices:
(Mark All That Apply with an X.)
[] Witchcraft/Wizardry
[X] Alchemy
[] Astrology
[X] Exorcism
[X] Shamanism
[] Numerology
[] Sacred Geometry
[] (Other)


Your Nation's Constitution and/or Legal System Does/Do Not Allow These Occultic Practices:
(Mark All That Apply with an X.)
[X] Witchcraft/Wizardry
[] Alchemy
[X] Astrology
[] Exorcism
[] Shamanism
[X] Numerology
[X] Sacred Geometry
[X] (Other)

Your Nation's Constitution and/or Legal System Allow These Forms of Magick:
(Mark All That Apply with an X.)
[] Necromancy
[] Cursing
[] Blessing
[] Soothsaying/Fortunetelling
[] Vampirism
[] Astral Projection
[] Summoning/Evocation
[] (Other)

Your Nation's Constitution and/or Legal System Does/Do Not Allow These Forms of Magick:
(Mark All That Apply with an X.)
[X] Necromancy
[X] Cursing
[X] Blessing
[X] Soothsaying/Fortunetelling
[X] Vampirism
[X] Astral Projection
[X] Summoning/Evocation
[X] (Other)

(Legality - Open Response)
1) When did your government officially legalize/outlaw the types of occultic practices marked above?
These prohibitions predate the establishment of TurtleShroom.

2) When did your government officially legalize/outlaw the forms of magick marked above?
These prohibitions predate the establishment of TurtleShroom.

3) Has there been or is there currently a movement in your country to criminalize/decriminalize occultic practices? N/A
4) Has there been or is there currently a movement in your country to criminalize/decriminalize forms of magick? N/A
5) To what extent in your country are occultic practices permitted/restricted? See above.
6) To what extent in your country are forms of magick permitted/restricted? See above.

(Legality II - Open Response)
1) If occultic practices are illegal in your country to practice, what are the possible charges and/or punishments that may be given to those who are caught practicing them?
It depends entirely on the crime. Astrologists and horoscope writers are normally just fined. Fortune tellers rarely get more than five years in prison (although they can get up to thirty).

2) If forms of magick are illegal in your country to attempt, what are the possible charges and/or punishments that may be given to those who are caught attempting them?
A TurtleShroomer cannot be executed for mere sorcery; sorcery is punishable by eighty years in prison. Certain types of sorcery, however, are additional crimes that can carry higher penalties.

Necromancy is punishable, fittingly, by summary death on sight. They are an immediate threat that must be removed before they can animate corpses.This is because TS has dealt with actual zombies in the past and, in the first-ever wave, required foreign assistance to drive them out.

Vampires are summarily executed on sight. Due process does not apply to demonic beings.

Successful summoning of a demon, beyond a reasonable doubt, is punishable by death if convicted.

Attempted summoning of a demon, especially if it fails, is punished by a seventy-two hour internment for the purpose of studies and watching for side-effects, followed by a forced exorcism. After this, a trial is held to determine guilt or innocence, but only if the creature is successfully exorcised or avoided possession or demonic influence to begin with.

Those successfully possessed and that cannot be exorcised are subject to permanent containment until exorcism can be successfully performed. Once a person is possessed, they are no longer legally just a person, but a vessel with a demon inside. For those who willingly called the demon or sought out possession, he possessed creature is executed if possible and the demon inside is destroyed, thrown back to Hell, or otherwise neutralized as a threat. However, there are several hundred willingly possessed creatures held in chains at TurtleShroomer black sites, because the demons were too powerful to be released back out of the possessed person.

Those possessed due to no fault on their own are forcibly exorcised and released, if possible and as soon as possible. They cannot be charged with crimes.

Anti-sorcery and matters of demonology are handled by the TurtleShroomian Inquisition. The Inquisition's primary goal is to enforce sexual law, such as the crimes of fornication, sodomy, buggery, and so on. However, the Inquisition also has a religious department dealing with this exact matter. TurtleShroom has hired tens of thousands of professional exorcists, both Christian and heathen, and most Christian denominations offer exorcism classes for those who have demonstrated the Spiritual Gift of Casting Out Demons. Many pagans and unbelievers do the same and are encouraged to offer such assistance.

Accidental summoning of a demon is punishable by forced exorcism, community service (usually to a religious body), and fines at most. Many are not fined or prosecuted at all.

If convicted, Satanism is illegal and punished by between twenty years and life in prison or death, depending on the context, actions taken, and propagation.


(Legality III - Open Response)
1) Under your country's legal system, is studying occultism the same as performing occultism, or is there a difference?
Studying occultism can only be done within academic, theological, seminary, or demonology work, and only within the consent of a creature's religious authorities (if any), or any confederal or local government). Studying with intent to learn the practices is equal to practicing.

2) Under your country's legal system, is studying magick the same as practicing magick, or is there a difference? See the previous question.

(History & Current Trends - Open Response)
1) Have your country's people had a history with occultism and magick?
Yes. For instance, vampires that are sighted in TurtleShroom are summarily executed; the country has been considered vampire-free since 1842 AD. TurtleShroomers know and believe that sorcery is real and see it as part of demonology and the forces of Satan.

2) Is occultism and magick gaining interest, losing interest, or at about the same level of interest as it was 20 years ago? Interest is increasing in stopping it.
3) What kind of person in your nation tends to be interested in or active in studying or practicing occultism and magick the most on average?
Criminals.

4) What kind of person in your nation tends to be interested in or active in studying or practicing occultism and magick the least on average?
Everyone else.

5) Does your younger population (12-39) overall view occultism and magick positively, neutrally, or negatively? Neutrality is creeping in, but the vast majority oppose it entirely.
6) Does your older population (40+) overall view occultism and magick positively, neutrally, or negatively? Negatively.
7) Is occultism and magick connected to one or more religions (real or fictional) in your society? Satanism, which is illegal, has some of the largest groups of sorcerers. Oriental religions, like Shintoism, have occasional occultists, but most of them operate within the legal and spiritual restrictions of a shaman. Likewise, paganism is full of legal shamanism, too.
8) Are there any extremist groups, political, religious, or otherwise, that are known to be associated with occultism and magick? Yes. Underground sorcerers and cults exist and are regularly repressed by TurtleShroomian authorities, namely the Inquisition. The worst threats are neutralized by a combination of the military, Inquisitors, and October Death Squadsmen (that is, professional monster hunters, not a death squad in the human sense).

(Cultural Insight - Open Response)
(Answer Only If Applicable.)
Why do your people study and/or practice occultism and magick?
Those who study it either want to learn it or, most commonly, want to learn to fight it. Theologians, both professional and lay, are often fascinated by the realms of demonology and SpirituaL Warfare, which has long led people to learn how to oppose the forces of darkness.

On the opposite side, Christianity and Judaism both teach that sorcery is an act of aggression; one seeks it to obtain power over others or over nature. It is seen as a weapon and a danger to all TurtleShroomers.

Others turn to it in desparation: those who live far from a hospital may forsake a shaman or faith healer and seek an isolated witch-doctor to cure their offspring. Or, they may take it up as a means to enhance their self-defense: guns can be aimed better or "upgraded" with sorcery, for example, not to mention that sorcery itself is a deadly weapon.


(Cultural Insight II - Open Response)
(Answer Only If Applicable.)
How does occultism and magick influence and interrelate with the religious beliefs and activities of the communities in your country?
Religious beliefs are the principle reason sorcery is outlawed and has been outlawed for the past four hundred years.


(Cultural Insight III - Open Response)
(Answer Only If Applicable.)
Are there any famous or notable events, groups, secret sects, cults, or industries that are known for involvement with the subjects of occultism and magick?


(Social Tolerance - Short Answer & Open Response)
1) Is occultism and magick tolerated in your country's education system?
Never. Young TurtleShroomers are taught how to resist sorcery, as well as "just saying no", and are shown the often graphic consequences and hazards of being overpowered.

—(To what extent?) Extreme opposition.

2) Is occultism and magick tolerated in your country's healthcare system?
Prayer, faith healing, miracles, and shamanism are not considered occultism or sorcery, nor are traditional means of medicine and the like.

—(To what extent?)
The healthcare system takes traditional medicine, prayer, faith healing, miracles, and shamanism seriously. With the exception of prayer and the Sacrament of the Anointing With Holy Oil, these techniques are considered back up plans, continuity attempts, and even supplementary to the primary deployment of science-based medicine.

The State Hospital Service, which is TurtleShroom's mental health system, has exorcists in every hospital, in case a misdiagnosis classified a madman as mentally ill instead of possessed or under demonic influence.


3) Is occultism and magick tolerated in your country's military?
Never. There exist actual military divisions, as well as Militiamen (a separate, lay body akin to a National Guard), aiding in the destruction of sorcery rings, occultists, and so on that have enough power to resist the normal powers of the justice system. This is one of the only times the military can be deployed without matters of Posse Comatatus absent immediate military threats prohibiting it.

—(To what extent?)
Soldiers are trained to deal with occultist and magical threats, especially in combat abroad, but also in rare cases where they are deployed to stop a domestic witch coven, cult, or phenomena that has become too powerful for civilians to eliminate.


4) Is occultism and magick tolerated in your country's government? See above.
—(To what extent?) See above.

5) Is occultism and magick tolerated in your country's jails and prisons?
Sorcery and occultism are reasons for a duly convicted TurtleShroomer to be in prison.

—(To what extent?) See above.

6) Is occultism and magick tolerated in your country's workplace?
See above. That said, remember that shamanism, faith healing, prayer, miracles, and so on are not seen as sorcery and have been commercialized, for better or worse.

—(To what extent?)

(Misc. - Open Response)
1) What does your country's top leader think of occultism and magick?
[list]
[*]Tsar Tammy Olvia, as a military general, has overseen anti-magic deployments and was instructed on fighting it, as all TurtleShroomian soldiers are. They hate it.
[*]Tsar Maven Outtacountry has faced the most wanted creature in TurtleShroom- a powerful sorcerer from what was Comrade Commissar named Norah -and fears both her and sorcery.
[*]Tsar Grigory Wip practices Tengriism and his religion embraces and requires shamanism, mysticism, and so on. He is attuned to these matters and has an understanding of what is and is not Kosher for his pagan beliefs.

2) What does your country's scientific community think of occultism and magick?
Magic is taken deathly serious by TurtleShrioomian

3) What does your country's military leadership think of occultism and magick?
You have repeated this question several times. See above.

4) How superstitious are your country's people?
Superstitution, habits, and myths exist among both TurtleShroomers and TurtleShroomers of foreign origin. Despite attempts to counter it, Fung Shui is still a big aspect of the Oriental population and has even bled over into TS architecture as demand for it has risen.

5) Do your country's people believe in bad luck, omens, or mythical creatures?
Yes, on all accounts. Bad luck is just bad luck. Omens are signs from God and any prophets He may send. Mythical creatures are believed in because there are confirmed sightings, and even documentation and photographs.

6) Are there any funny national incidents that have happened in your country which involved occultism and magick?
Well, there was this one time when Jonesboro got covered in pink frosting after an ant-farmer tried to summon a demonic shark... which turned out to just be a real shark, and that sucker got lodged into an oil refinery. { OOC: This is a canonical Issue. }


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Evergar is seen as an enemy of TurtleShroom due to its Anti-Abrahamic Edict. It considers Christianity, Judaism, and even Islam as illegal and persecutes Believers, Jews, and Muslims alike. Evergar's policies officially prohibit Abrahamic religions and the country refuses to trade with those that endorse them.

Consequently, Evergar has been under full embargo against all TurtleShroomian exports and aid, and has been treated this way since the two countries first encountered each other.
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BikerBoi
Civil Servant
 
Posts: 7
Founded: Apr 24, 2021
Liberal Democratic Socialists

Postby BikerBoi » Thu Sep 02, 2021 2:18 pm

Your Nation: BikerBoi
Current Leader: Comrade Brandikai
Type of Leadership: Acts kind of like a constitutional monarchy, where you have a king/queen with some power but not much, but also a president that acts like America's presidents, but not as much power. The President can declare war and may add new laws, but they must receive 75% of the vote from the people in order to be passed. The president must follow the constitution, and can change certain attributes but only with 75% of the vote from the people.
Government Type: Federal constitutional monarchy and presidential democracy
Economic System: Socialist, some free markets are allowed but it's very restricted
Unit System: Metric
Date Founded: March 10, 2025
State Religion: Separation of Church and State
National Ideology/Ideologies: Democracy+Socialism, may aid or defend countries in war but anti-imperialist

(General - Fill-in-the-Box)
Your Nation is Officially:
(Mark 1 box with an X.)
[] Theocratic and/or Clerical
[X] Secular and/or Neutral
[] Atheist and/or Antireligionist

Your Nation's Government is:
(Mark All That Apply with an X.)
[] Anarchist
[X] Democratic (Direct Democracy)
[] Republican (Representative Democracy)
[] Authoritarian
– () Absolute Monarchist
– (X) Limited Monarchist
– () Dictatorial
[] Totalitarian (Extreme Authoritarianism)

Your Nation's Economy is:
(Mark All That Apply with an X.)
[] Market
– () Pure Capitalist
– () Mixed Capitalist
– () State Capitalist
[X] Command
– () Marxist-Leninist
– (X) Market Socialist
– (X) Democratic Socialist
[] Traditional
[] Other (Mercantilism, Feudalism, Etc.)

Your Nation's People Lean Overall:
(Mark 1 box with an X.)
[X] Far-Left
[] Left-Wing
[] Center-Left
[] Moderate/Centrist
[] Center-Right
[] Right-Wing
[] Far-Right

(General - Open Response)
1) How does your government define "occultism" and "magick"? An alternate religion that should be protected under freedom of religion
2) How does your country's people and culture define "occultism" and "magick"? Summoning spirits, psychic readings/tarot cards, astrology etc.
3) On a scale of 1-10, how open or closed is your government toward the topics of "occultism" and "magick"? [1 = Totally Open, 10 = Totally Closed] 8
4) On a scale of 1-10, how open or closed is your country's people and culture toward the topics of "occultism" and "magick"? [1 = Totally Open, 10 = Totally Closed] 8

(Legality - Filll-in-the-Box)
Your Nation's Constitution and/or Legal System Allow These Occultic Practices:
(Mark All That Apply with an X.)
[X] Witchcraft/Wizardry
[X] Alchemy
[X] Astrology
[X] Exorcism/Cleansing
[X] Shamanism
[X] Numerology
[X] Sacred Geometry
[] (Other)
[]
[]

Your Nation's Constitution and/or Legal System Does/Do Not Allow These Occultic Practices:
(Mark All That Apply with an X.)
[] Witchcraft/Wizardry
[] Alchemy
[] Astrology
[] Exorcism/Cleansing
[] Shamanism
[] Numerology
[] Sacred Geometry
[] (Other)
[]
[]

Your Nation's Constitution and/or Legal System Allow These Forms of Magick:
(Mark All That Apply with an X.)
[X] Necromancy
[X] Cursing
[X] Blessing
[X] Soothsaying/Fortunetelling
[] Vampirism
[X] Astral Projection
[X] Summoning/Evocation
[] (Other)
[]
[]

Your Nation's Constitution and/or Legal System Does/Do Not Allow These Forms of Magick:
(Mark All That Apply with an X.)
[] Necromancy
[] Cursing
[] Blessing
[] Soothsaying/Fortunetelling
[] Vampirism
[] Astral Projection
[] Summoning/Evocation
[] (Other)
[]
[]

(Legality - Open Response)
1) When did your government officially legalize/outlaw the types of occultic practices marked above? It has always been legal, as it is protected under freedom of religion
2) When did your government officially legalize/outlaw the forms of magick marked above? Magic has always been legal, as it is protected under freedom of religion
3) Has there been or is there currently a movement in your country to criminalize/decriminalize occultic practices? Some hardcore christians in the nation have tried to ban it, but those bans were shut down as they were deemed unconstitutional
4) Has there been or is there currently a movement in your country to criminalize/decriminalize forms of magick? Some christians or atheists oppose it but they have always been voted out
5) To what extent in your country are occultic practices permitted/restricted? The only place it is banned is in the teachings of public education, freedom of religion is allowed but religious ideologies cannot be forced onto others, so only secular topics can be taught in schools
6) To what extent in your country are forms of magick permitted/restricted? Occultia is a region that has a very high population of witches/warlocks where both the occult and magick are allowed, it is legal as long as no person is harmed without consent, then charges of assault or whatever crime was done

(Legality II - Open Response)
1) If occultic practices are illegal in your country to practice, what are the possible charges and/or punishments that may be given to those who are caught practicing them? It is all protected under freedom of religion, so it is not punished
2) If forms of magick are illegal in your country to attempt, what are the possible charges and/or punishments that may be given to those who are caught attempting them? Someone can only be punished if unconsensual harm was done to a person or animal. Animal cruelty is typically punished through being left with a dangerous animal without weapons as a sort of "karma" If harm was done to a person without their consent they may be subject to arena battles with humans or being mauled to death, depending on how much harm was done. For instance vampirism would only be legal with consent.

(Legality III - Open Response)
1) Under your country's legal system, is studying occultism the same as performing occultism, or is there a difference? Under the federal government, it is the same, but under Occultia's cults someone who has more experience and practices instead of studying is typically seen as higher up
2) Under your country's legal system, is studying magick the same as practicing magick, or is there a difference? Someone cannot be punished for say reading a book about slitting someone open for religious sacrifices as it is protected under freedom of expression, but actually doing it could land you the death penalty, since it is classed as murder. But most magick is legal as long as it is done with consent, say if someone consented to having their blood let they could do it.

(History & Current Trends - Open Response)
1) Have your country's people had a history with occultism and magick? Yes
2) Is occultism and magick gaining interest, losing interest, or at about the same level of interest as it was 20 years ago? It has become increasingly popular among certain groups, but the government has always been secular.
3) What kind of person in your nation tends to be interested in or active in studying or practicing occultism and magick the most on average? (By Age, Class, Sex, Race, Industry, Etc.) Typically teens and young adults, but it isn't uncommon for older people to participate. Although occultism/magick isn't taught in schools schools also teach you to have an open mind so most people find these groups online.
4) What kind of person in your nation tends to be interested in or active in studying or practicing occultism and magick the least on average? (By Age, Class, Sex, Race, Industry, Etc.) Scientists or anyone who wants to play a role in government, as many are atheist
5) Does your younger population (12-39) overall view occultism and magick positively, neutrally, or negatively? Positively, but some find it cringey.
6) Does your older population (40+) overall view occultism and magick positively, neutrally, or negatively? Mostly negatively, but there are some exceptions.
7) Is occultism and magick connected to one or more religions (real or fictional) in your society? Yes, but not all.
8) Are there any extremist groups, political, religious, or otherwise, that are known to be associated with occultism and magick? What can be said about them? Some groups might have certain or specific magic uses or policies on it
The whole region of Occultia was founded as a more religious base separate from the more secular Vulcania and Atlantia regions, which typically house engineers and scientists. Many cults can be seen rivaling with each other, and the government had to step in to give different cults different plots of land to avoid conflict. Almost everyone can be seen practicing magick/occultism in the area, and witch shops are very common. This gives the area a unique culture separate from the rest of the nation.
(Cultural Insight - Open Response)
(Answer Only If Applicable.)
Why do your people study and/or practice occultism and magick? Some people believe in the afterlife or that certain spells/healing crystals etc. can help improve one's mental health.

(Cultural Insight II - Open Response)
(Answer Only If Applicable.)
How does occultism and magick influence and interrelate with the religious beliefs and activities of the communities in your country? It has caused the whole community of Occultia to form. Most people are either atheist or highly spiritual, and the ones that are spiritual mainly live on Occultia's forests, due to the large amounts of wildlife and being far less industrialized.

(Cultural Insight III - Open Response)
(Answer Only If Applicable.)
Are there any famous or notable events, groups, secret sects, cults, or industries that are known for involvement with the subjects of occultism and magick? Nearly all of Occultia is filled with rivalries between various cults, so much so that they all had to be given a distinct plot of land to avoid fighting. But even then there is still many fighting between the cults.

(Social Tolerance - Short Answer & Open Response)
1) Is occultism and magick tolerated in your country's education system?
—(To what extent?) Spirituality is not taught in basic education, as public schools must be forced to teach secular topics. However, starting in high school most schools do have clubs for witchcraft or magick, which anyone may sign up for to take it up as a hobby.
2) Is occultism and magick tolerated in your country's healthcare system?
—(To what extent?) Any procedure without a scientific backing is not allowed in hospitals
3) Is occultism and magick tolerated in your country's military?
—(To what extent?) The military only uses secular technology and doesn't allow these methods to be used in combat, but if you are using tarot cards in your cabin you won't be punished.
4) Is occultism and magick tolerated in your country's government?
—(To what extent?) Government can only be about secular topics, but you won't be punished for having a religious belief as it falls under freedom of religion.
5) Is occultism and magick tolerated in your country's jails and prisons?
—(To what extent?) The state has banned jails and prisons as they are deemed unethical.
6) Is occultism and magick tolerated in your country's workplace?
—(To what extent?) It is generally only accepted on the workforce in artistic careers, but someone cannot be denied a job based off their religion or expression.

(Misc. - Open Response)
1) What does your country's top leader think of occultism and magick? Believes in spirits and summoning, but is skeptical of the extremists.
2) What does your country's scientific community think of occultism and magick? It is typically seen as phony and many scientists try to disprove the afterlife or spirits, but some may actually use scientific theories to explain their own beliefs.
3) What does your country's military leadership think of occultism and magick? Spiritualism has no use in war, but some soldiers see it as a coping mechanism to make them less fearful of death, and soldiers carrying around religious objects are tolerated, as long as they still follow orders.
4) How superstitious are your country's people? Not very much, but Occultia and the northern Boralia is far more superstitious than other regions.
5) Do your country's people believe in bad luck, omens, or mythical creatures? Scientists have been able to recreate some mythical creatures like dragons and pegasi from DNA, so they have become real. Most superstitious people also believe in bad luck, but only heavily religious people believe in omens.
6) Are there any funny national incidents that have happened in your country which involved occultism and magick? Yes, the Pastafarians, the Cheekibreekians, and the cheese pizza supremacists are always fighting with one another. It has become a part of the meme culture.
Liberal Socialist. Pro freedom, equality, LGBT, gun ownerships, separation of church and state, voting equality, worker's rights, defensive/protective military, etc.
Anti mysoginy imperialism, censorship, authoritarianism, corporate greed, religious extremism
All races are EQUAL. They all matter, but one does not matter more than the other.
All GENDERS are equal. Women are not better than men, men are not better than women. They are EQUAL, and should be treated as such.
Legal urban exploration, any building not in use does not belong to the government.
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