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Second Anniversary of the Drewpocalypse

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Second Anniversary of the Drewpocalypse

Postby Railroad Crossing » Wed Apr 20, 2022 6:07 pm

April 20th, 2020.

On that day, YouTuber Drew Durnil posted a video where he joined this game known as Nationstates. Soon, tens of thousands of NationStates accounts were created, most which were by his fans. In the period after his joining, the NationStates atmosphere was full of chaos. The website slowed down and crashed for a few minutes, Confederacy of Layem, the region that he decided to join, almost had its WA Delegate at the time (Layem) replaced because of the amount of WA nations joining the game, and then, an unsuccessful attempt was made at giving him Security Council condemnation.

Today, we celebrate the second anniversary of this incident, known as the Drewpocalypse. By this time, many of the nations created on that day have dissolved. Few still stand today, like this nation which I have revived specifically to create this thread. In between the period of its first and second anniversaries, Drew’s channel has undergone the most growth since it was created. A year and 10 days after the Drewpocalypse, he created another nation, known as
Long PP Land
. This nation went to the United Empire of Carson, and caused a bit of slowdown in the NationStates server, but was deleted after 5 days. He releases a video every day at 9:00 AM PST, which is recorded four days earlier, each gaining over 10,000 views over a 24 hour period. Now, among his 3 channels, he has over 1.5 million subscribers.

It’s most likely that everyone has moved on from the moment of chaos that was the Drewpocalypse. I just decided to make this thread to commemorate two years since the event, which introduced me, and many other people to the world of NationStates.

Happy Drewpocalypse Day.
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Postby Minskiev » Wed Apr 20, 2022 6:12 pm

Happy 2nd anniversary to all my fellow Drewites. Yes, I'm a bit embarrassed :p
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Postby Ukrainian Free State » Wed Apr 20, 2022 6:13 pm

to be fair he was just fooling around
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Postby Kodak » Wed Apr 20, 2022 6:13 pm

Minskiev wrote:Happy 2nd anniversary to all my fellow Drewites. Yes, I'm a bit embarrassed :p


Not pog
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Postby Kodak » Wed Apr 20, 2022 6:14 pm

Ukrainian Free State wrote:to be fair he was just fooling around


But tbh that is true
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Postby Railroad Crossing » Wed Apr 20, 2022 6:15 pm

Ukrainian Free State wrote:to be fair he was just fooling around

still it kind of was a notable event
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Postby Railroad Crossing » Wed Apr 20, 2022 6:16 pm

Fun fact: Drew actually made his nation, known as Deruuu, on April 14th, 2020.
6 days before the Drewpocalypse
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Postby Vikanias » Wed Apr 20, 2022 6:16 pm

Even now, the drewbies are Among us, such as me. The lil’ disgusting rat.
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Postby StrayaRoos » Wed Apr 20, 2022 6:16 pm

i joined becase of The second one
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StrayaRoos wrote:i joined becase of The second one

What was it like
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Oh wow lol!
This is my first time posting outside of rmbs

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I joined from the first one. But it was by December 2020-January 2021 I'd actually join.
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United free lands wrote:Oh wow lol!
This is my first time posting outside of rmbs


Welcome to the forums!

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Mombombu wrote:
United free lands wrote:Oh wow lol!
This is my first time posting outside of rmbs


Welcome to the forums!

How do I post non reply forums? :blink:

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Postby Independent Cossack Ukraine » Wed Apr 20, 2022 6:24 pm

Drew is freaking hilarious. Look up his HOI4 video where every state is independent during WWII.

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Postby The Canadian Peoples Republic » Wed Apr 20, 2022 6:25 pm

I'm going to be very honest with you all. I joined NS b/c of the second video he made. And yes, I'm subbed to Drew as well.

Unlike the other Drew nations however, I actually stayed ;)
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Postby Stratocratic-Anarchy Oceanic Empire » Wed Apr 20, 2022 6:25 pm

The Drewpocalypse was an interesting event.
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The actual canon name for my nation is Oceania “insert 1984 joke here”. While it has gone through different disambiguations over the centuries, the concurrent form is the Federal Union of Oceania. This concurrent form is a federal union of several constituent states with a president, a large legislature, and a democratic constitution.

Oh yeah, Oceania has this thing where it likes to have a civil war every three decades or so
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Postby Railroad Crossing » Wed Apr 20, 2022 6:29 pm

Stratocratic-Anarchy Oceanic Empire wrote:The Drewpocalypse was an interesting event.

Indeed
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Postby Railroad Crossing » Wed Apr 20, 2022 6:36 pm

Here is his YouTube Channel:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPcABV ... DfX0PY1KGg
Remember: new video every day at 9:00 AM PST
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Postby Vikanias » Wed Apr 20, 2022 8:03 pm

Why link the channel
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Postby StrayaRoos » Wed Apr 20, 2022 9:19 pm

Railroad Crossing wrote:
StrayaRoos wrote:i joined becase of The second one

What was it like

strange at first as in rl no-one wants me to join them but i got 50 recruitment tgs in an couple of hours
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Postby The Holy Therns » Thu Apr 21, 2022 3:48 am

Oh yeah, that happened, I guess.
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Postby Malphe II » Thu Apr 21, 2022 4:25 am

The Holy Therns wrote:Oh yeah, that happened, I guess.

I honestly didn't notice it.
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Postby The Holy Therns » Thu Apr 21, 2022 4:28 am

Malphe II wrote:
The Holy Therns wrote:Oh yeah, that happened, I guess.

I honestly didn't notice it.


So I'm told.
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Postby Chan Island » Thu Apr 21, 2022 1:55 pm

Man, that was a good time. I always relish the opportunity to welcome new people into my hobbies, abd it warms the heart to see that at least a few of Drew's fans have stuck around.
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