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[Draft] How free is our National Anthem?

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Socialist Ancomistan
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[Draft] How free is our National Anthem?

Postby Socialist Ancomistan » Sun May 29, 2022 8:18 am

Issue: A group of teenagers from southeast @Nation Name@ have volunteered to perform a rendition of the National Anthem. What you thought would be quite flattering turned into complete confusion, as their version of the National Anthem involved a dubstep remix featuring raunchy song lyrics that were not within the actual national anthem. Unsurprisingly, this led to your government officials arguing over the limits of free speech.

Option 1: "Ban this! Ban that!" your Secretary of State mocked. "Look, I don't see the issue with this anthem at all. These kids wanted to be creative, you should let them be creative. The worst thing they came up with were some slightly off putting vocals. Besides they'd all be graffitiing public parks throughout @Capital City@ otherwise. Do you really want that to be the image of our 'patriotic' nation?"

Fallout: @Nation Name@ Heck Yeah! is sung just as often as the country's National Anthem

Option 2: Your Department of Justice holds a different opinion. "Look, I'm all for freedom of expression, but it's pretty obvious that not only do these kids disrespect our glorious nation, but also you @Leader@!" Any version of the national anthem other than the original should be prohibited. "It's what @Nation Name's@ founders would have wanted," she whispers under her breath.

Fallout: The National Anthem is protected with an everlasting copyright strike by @Leader@

Option 3: "Do we really need a National Anthem?" scoffs your Secretary of Interior. "Think about it for just one second, @Leader@. It's obvious that the National Anthem was a result of a bunch of hyperaggressive nationalists who can't even point out other nations like Skandilundia or Bigtopia on a map. Well, guess what! This trickery isn't going to work anymore, and not having a National Anthem would force these rednecks to acknowledge the presence of other nations." "This is the start of a new era!" he yells before being immediately escorted out of office.

Fallout: Millions of people try to come up with their own National Anthem in protest, to fill the void left intentionally by the government.
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Postby Baggieland » Mon May 30, 2022 2:15 am

I like the idea of "should we modernise our anthem?"

Socialist Ancomistan wrote:featuring a drugged out @National Animal@ riding a unicycle.


I think this bit is unneccessary and not really connected to modernising a piece of music. I'd cut it.

Option 2, I would remove the Violet references as this issue has nothing to do with religion.

Option 3, I think you do need a "why do we even have an anthem?" option, but I don't get the connection between anthems and work effort. See if you can come up with another reason to do away with it.

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Postby Socialist Ancomistan » Mon May 30, 2022 7:44 am

Baggieland wrote:I like the idea of "should we modernise our anthem?"

Socialist Ancomistan wrote:featuring a drugged out @National Animal@ riding a unicycle.


I think this bit is unneccessary and not really connected to modernising a piece of music. I'd cut it.

Option 2, I would remove the Violet references as this issue has nothing to do with religion.

Option 3, I think you do need a "why do we even have an anthem?" option, but I don't get the connection between anthems and work effort. See if you can come up with another reason to do away with it.



I'll remove the drugged out animal and the Violet reference in the first two issues. Not going to change the third issue since I'm aware there is no connection between work ethic and a National Anthem, and I wanted to make the guy look deranged
I'd say this nation is about 85-90% representative to my beliefs

About the only difference between my nation and beliefs is that free markets are effective in a select few situations, and the compulsory organ harvesting is kind of screwed up

I'm probably in the minority, but I actually pay more attention to in game stats than to roleplay

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Postby Baggieland » Mon May 30, 2022 6:16 pm

Socialist Ancomistan wrote:You need to ban anyone from singing the National Anthem in any way other than how you intended.


"Any version of the national anthem other than the original should be prohibited."

I think that's a clearer way of what you're trying to say here.

I'm still not happy with option 3, nothing wrong with having a deranged speaker, but I still don't get the connection.

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Postby Verdant Haven » Tue May 31, 2022 12:28 pm

I gotta go with Baggie on this - I don't get the third speaker at all. Neither the idea of an anthem being made up by the underclass as a reason not to work, nor the claim that getting rid of an anthem is somehow going to force people back to work, makes any sense whatsoever. Every position should at least be internally rational, and ideally should give the player some possible reason to select that option.

Also... your "Department" of State, Justice, and Interior are listed as the ones talking to you? Did you mean the secretaries or ministers of those departments?

As I suggested in your Mobile Gambling thread, please do check out the FAQ and How To thread stickied at the top of the GI forum. It has a lot of good information and hints, including proper formatting for the macros.
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Postby Socialist Ancomistan » Sun Jun 19, 2022 10:21 pm

O.K I edited option 3 to change the focus from blue collar work to multiculturalism. I also did look at the general information forum
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I'd say this nation is about 85-90% representative to my beliefs

About the only difference between my nation and beliefs is that free markets are effective in a select few situations, and the compulsory organ harvesting is kind of screwed up

I'm probably in the minority, but I actually pay more attention to in game stats than to roleplay

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Postby Australian rePublic » Sun Jun 26, 2022 12:47 am

This isn't disrespecting leader, it's disrespecting the nation
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Postby Socialist Ancomistan » Wed Jul 20, 2022 8:21 am

Edited the issue for Option 2 to focus more on the nation than on the leader, and also changed "department of" to "secretary of"
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I'd say this nation is about 85-90% representative to my beliefs

About the only difference between my nation and beliefs is that free markets are effective in a select few situations, and the compulsory organ harvesting is kind of screwed up

I'm probably in the minority, but I actually pay more attention to in game stats than to roleplay


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