What keeps you in NationStates?

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Democratic Socialists

What keeps you in NationStates?

Postby Jolthig » Fri Jan 05, 2024 10:32 am

What keeps you in NationStates?

NationStates has been a major factor in my formation of my personal views on the world. I have benefitted from it, learning various political ideologies from it (alongside Wikipedia), made many friends, and while I hardly RP anymore, I remain here on General to remain informed in the world news, have intellectual discussions with people (as it helps me to be more precise with my speaking), and benefit from the atmosphere here.

Ahmadi Muslim • Absolute Justice • Star Wars fan • Love For All, Hatred For None • trucker

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Postby Hermitius » Fri Jan 05, 2024 10:36 am

the masculine urge to become the most condemned man on NS
hello there
A Class 1.125 Here Civilization according to this index.
Alignment: Lawful Good/Lawful Neutral
the 2 people i hate the most are weebs and nazis in that order
You are invited to The GARFIELD.!
berbana's waid waz bwad

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Left-Leaning College State

Postby Simonia » Fri Jan 05, 2024 10:37 am

First of all, before I came to NationStates, I was a hardcore Drawception player and loved the forums. And when ai found NationStates, I created a bunch of puppets just to do issues. But then, I found out NS's forums are a lot better than Drawception's as Drawception forums prohibit roleplay and the creation of new games and are a lot less active than NS forums. So I spent a lot of time in the forums. And then Z-Day, along with some new friends I made in Friendly Pacifists, made me addicted to NationStates.
Oh, and Majestia. I want to keep in power just in case. And my aspirations to get as much population as possible.
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Hello there. I'm Simonia of MJT.
Our nation has twenty-one provinces, four regions, and four capitals.
And before you ask, Pink Castle City is called that for its pink castle, Pink Castle City's main building.
Simonian News: Simonja invaded on founding date | ]Vonum shoutout here! | April 8 brings first Simonian solar eclipse in Simonia-Majestia | Florida man arrested for attempting to decapitate NS stats
Our IC puppets are Payonia and Floricia-Leanna.
The regions were created when they were unclaimed.
Our three-letter code is SMN.
TGs are welcome.
I have a YT channel.
Fascists are the worst.
Iziba also has CYOAs.

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Dumb Ideologies
Post Czar
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Founded: Sep 30, 2007
Mother Knows Best State

Postby Dumb Ideologies » Fri Jan 05, 2024 10:37 am

1) This is the first website that I made an account on
2) I don't like new things
Are these "human rights" in the room with us right now?
★彡 Professional pessimist. Reactionary socialist and gamer liberationist. Coffee addict. Fun at parties 彡★
Freedom is when people agree with you, and the more people you can force to act like they agree the freer society is
You are the trolley problem's conductor. You could stop the train in time but you do not. Nobody knows you're part of the equation. You satisfy your bloodlust and get away with it every time

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Galactic Powers
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Founded: Mar 29, 2020
Iron Fist Consumerists

Postby Galactic Powers » Fri Jan 05, 2024 10:38 am

People I’ve met and political debate that’s better than the regular echo chambers at any rate.
Some OOC things. Dominioan’s new nation - Est. Dec 9, 2019
Boomer Sooner, Chop On.
^ Here's what those mean ^
Founder and King of the former Bluecrown Keep
Canons: Dominioan (IOC RP) - Dominioan (Personal) - 1AP Dominioan

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British Arzelentaxmacone
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Founded: May 12, 2023
Psychotic Dictatorship

Postby British Arzelentaxmacone » Fri Jan 05, 2024 10:40 am

Personally, I remain active on NS due to the RP and maintaining my region, as well as the community here which I find supportive and friendly.
Too authoritarian? Yeah I get that a lot.

Proud member or observer of the GSC, ISD, IED, InterCOM, FIRE, 1st signatory to the Shieldstan declaration of banning slavery and author of the Proclamation on the Rights of the Individual.

MT Nation, year 2023, Not based on my IRL Views.

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Eragon Island
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Founded: Dec 07, 2021
Psychotic Dictatorship

Postby Eragon Island » Fri Jan 05, 2024 10:41 am

It is funny. Also, RPs.

Also, I like writing shitty factbooks.
Alignment stuff:
If you, for some reason, wish to contact me outside of NS, I can be found in these places:
Still designing clothes. My Music Taste
I eat kittens. Mods are cool. I have no life.
Be a Scalie, like Moi. I am a Dangernoodle. (Snek) I'm 15, someone finally was correct.
Everyone deserves free speech UNLESS it impedes on safety or the free speech of others
80s Alternative Rock is the best music. This is an objective fact, and not in any way a subjective fact.
NS stats are gone. Poof. Cogaidh kiteol kukhona весела
I have a Region, and it is FanT
A bit 'o Cringe

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Founded: Sep 16, 2023
Left-wing Utopia

Postby Shearoa » Fri Jan 05, 2024 10:42 am

I don't normally post in General threads, but here we are.

For me, it's mainly been F7 and the demanding urge to flesh out my increasingly brewing worldbuilding ideas I have for my nation that have motivated me to still reside within NS.
A solarpunk-lunarpunk, democratic confederalist PMT-FT nation transitioning towards a communist society.

Canonically takes place 25 million years in the future on an alternate Earth(for reasons).
This is the same user and nation as Paradeavenlisian States, just decided to change the name for IC reasons.

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East Wabbinge
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Founded: Dec 17, 2021
Conservative Democracy

Postby East Wabbinge » Fri Jan 05, 2024 10:45 am

My hatred for communism.
Magna Caesaris potentia nos salvet!

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Socalist Republic Of Mercenaries
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Founded: Aug 30, 2022
Corrupt Dictatorship

Postby Socalist Republic Of Mercenaries » Fri Jan 05, 2024 10:45 am

RPs, they hone in my writing skills, simple as is.
Beisinghausen man shot dead after reaching for a law enforcement officer's sidearm, last words were "blud you are giving sus ohio npc vibes" | Local loan shark apprehended, forced to watch Lankybox videos. | Corrupt politician thrown off 5th floor building by angry mob,"he deserved it", local authorities say | American tourist dressed as "Skibidi Toilet" arrested in Beisinghausen airport for illegal posession of Cannabis
A bunch of space mercs in a confederation Authoritarian oligarchy led by Karl von Larenz
Member of KTO, Founder of FWC

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Inoffensive Centrist Democracy


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The Astral Mandate
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Founded: Nov 30, 2022
Left-wing Utopia

Postby The Astral Mandate » Fri Jan 05, 2024 10:50 am

I kinda stick around General so that I can occasionally drop in my two cents, and F7 just for fun.
On International Incidents I stay because of a desire to heal the wounds in that community.
MT, borderline PMT (Year: 2023)
Founder of the Rigel Pact, an organization dedicated to, basically, spreading peace and preventing the apocalypse.
Co- Founder of the Agricultural Research Organization, dedicated to producing the best fruit varieties in the world.
Left/Right: -7.25
Libertarian/Authoritarian: -7.74
"Aggression benefits the despot: therefore, work for freedom is work for peace." -Me

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Founded: Oct 27, 2019
Left-wing Utopia

Postby -Astoria- » Fri Jan 05, 2024 10:54 am

The long-running urge to finish the out-of-hand monster of worldbuilding this thing (which has been put on the back burner for quite a while) — on the other hand, F7 does make for a good enough time-sink.
                                                      Republic of Astoria | Pobolieth Asdair                                                      
Bedhent cewsel ein gweisiau | Our deeds shall speak
IC: FactbooksLocationEmbassiesFAQIntegrity | OOC: CCL's VP • 9th in NSFB#110/10: DGES
 ⌜✉⌟ TV1 News | 2023-04-11  ▶ ⬤──────── (LIVE) |  Headlines  Winter out; spring in for public parks • Environment ministry announces A₤300m in renewables subsidies • "Not enough," say unions on A₤24m planned Govt cost-of-living salary supplement |  Weather  Liskerry ⛅ 13° • Altas ⛅ 10° • Esterpine ☀ 11° • Naltgybal ☁ 14° • Ceirtryn ⛅ 19° • Bynscel ☀ 11° • Lyteel ☔ 9° |  Traffic  ROADWORKS: WRE expwy towards Port Trelyn closed; use Routes P294 northbound; P83 southbound 

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The Astral Mandate
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Founded: Nov 30, 2022
Left-wing Utopia

Postby The Astral Mandate » Fri Jan 05, 2024 10:57 am

-Astoria- wrote:The long-running urge to finish the out-of-hand monster of worldbuilding this thing (which has been put on the back burner for quite a while) — on the other hand, F7 does make for a good enough time-sink.

MT, borderline PMT (Year: 2023)
Founder of the Rigel Pact, an organization dedicated to, basically, spreading peace and preventing the apocalypse.
Co- Founder of the Agricultural Research Organization, dedicated to producing the best fruit varieties in the world.
Left/Right: -7.25
Libertarian/Authoritarian: -7.74
"Aggression benefits the despot: therefore, work for freedom is work for peace." -Me

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Chargé d'Affaires
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Founded: Nov 21, 2023
Left-wing Utopia

Postby Tabako » Fri Jan 05, 2024 10:57 am

Farea Land is my ex-main nation
Religious value, Political values, Marxist somehow?, Egalitarian
Game info:
Flag of Tabako/Azucar up close
Tabako is also known as Islas de Azucar, due to it's past sugarcane plantations run by slave owners up to early 19th century
Tabako is a set of islands replacing the Canary Islands.

Other puppets: True Heaven, Islas de Azucar, North Red Vietnam, South Yellow Vietnam, Canton-Hainan, Farea Land, Tova-2075, Lodamun, Daro, this one and

Flag idea for Canton-Hainan

God bless you :)

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Quasi-Stellar Star Civilizations
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Founded: Apr 06, 2022
Democratic Socialists

Postby Quasi-Stellar Star Civilizations » Fri Jan 05, 2024 10:58 am

Roleplay, and the sheer amount of lore that I have planned for the next year.

That, and running the The Outer Rim.
3 types of people I hate:
1. Flat-earthers
2. Creationists
3. Anybody else who tries to deny proven scientific facts.
A Class .363 Civilization according to this index.
NS stats are not canon with the exception of the rights thingy.
A major change will come (eventually) to my factbooks.
If you're FT, join my region, The Outer Rim!
A member of the Free World Coalition and the Rigel Pact.
CNN Commerce: Cirrilian Mining Co. stocks plummeted after Orran Urpor's murder | Itzgari POW camps overflowing | Itzgari War: Spearhead at Pyon succeeds; QSN to begin Blitz | Peace negotiations hot topic in the Council | Orran Urpor found dead under mysterious circumstances in his villa on Teo

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Sempi Archipelago
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Founded: Dec 13, 2023
Democratic Socialists

Postby Sempi Archipelago » Fri Jan 05, 2024 10:59 am

The CHAOTIC forums
silly Pacific archipelago with 102 tiny islands and 6 big ones = 108 islands
NS stats are mostly canon, NS population ain't canon. Our IC population is 623K.
bababbababababoooooombabaababababooooom WE DO NOT HAVE A SOVIET FLAG!
OUR NAME IS "THE SEMPI ARCHIPELAGO" NOT JUST "SEMPI ARCHIPELAGO" but I don't really care, it's optional since I will read it as "The Sempi Archipelago" anyway. This nation (kind of) represents my views.
A class 1.33333333 nation according to viewtopic.php?f=23&t=453617&start=550

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Founded: Oct 31, 2023
Left-Leaning College State

Postby Southglory » Fri Jan 05, 2024 11:03 am

My eternal fight with boredom, and honestly he packs a mean right hook, also its kinda winning (but I didn't hear no bell).
May we be opponents in peace and friends in arms.

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New Stonkopolis
Posts: 292
Founded: Sep 20, 2022
Father Knows Best State

Postby New Stonkopolis » Fri Jan 05, 2024 11:08 am

The people, mostly. I've made friends here, and it's worth keeping them around.
The forums also really help keep me here.
There's also my eternal love for creating Rp's, I've made like 4 separate ones.
Oh, and the want and need to feel belonging in a region here, I just keep moving for my quest to take part in an active region.

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Founded: Oct 26, 2023
Democratic Socialists

Postby Cyptopir » Fri Jan 05, 2024 11:08 am

I don't know, the forums ig
How much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?
As much wood as a woodchuck could chuck, if a woodchuck could chuck wood.
My Non-Canon Policies
My PolComp results, apparently.
This nation does not represent my political views, kinda.
Forced to adopt the femboy rat flag due to a bet. Woe is me.
Political views don't determine someone's worth as a person. Unless they're a fascist.
You are you. Who you are is solely up to you, and no one else can tell you who you are.
Should I make a proper sig? Probably. Will I? Maybe..
Here's a word of advice; try to avoid any regions on this list and any other regions associated with them.
Ugh. ತ_ತ

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Vologda State
Posts: 174
Founded: Jun 26, 2023
Democratic Socialists

Postby Vologda State » Fri Jan 05, 2024 11:11 am

Many things. Forum, mostly F7, own region, people, maps. Because of this, I don't want to leave the NS.
First People's Republic of Vologda State
Governor of the Confederation of Northern Regions
The cheapest trout we have!
My forums:
Best NSPlayer
When did you start playing NS?
What type of government do you have?

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Neptunian Military Administration
Posts: 59
Founded: Aug 08, 2020
Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby Neptunian Military Administration » Fri Jan 05, 2024 11:12 am

Neptunian Military Administration

Resident of TNP

Long live Neptune!

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Posts: 594
Founded: Dec 23, 2023
Left-Leaning College State

Postby Adharcaili » Fri Jan 05, 2024 11:15 am

The aliens forcing me to gather intel on hum-------*blam*
The alternate official name is Tír na nÓg. Elves, leprechauns, dragons, and a bunch of other fictional creatures are real. The nation name is technically "Adharcáilí," (pronounced "ay-er-KOH-li") with accents over the third A and second I. However, Nationstates doesn't allow accents in nation names, so that's why I don't have them in the nation name. If you would like to refer to Adharcáilí correctly though, use the accents.
Flags|Leader|Camera Roll
If you wanna chat, TGs are always open
I will ruthlessly nickname you
Adharcáilí (Tír na nÓg)

Fáilte go Tír na nÓg
The nation of Adharcáilí is basically a unified Ireland
but more fairytale-y
Maireann croí éadrom i bhfad

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Founded: Dec 17, 2022
Left-wing Utopia

Postby Gaybeans » Fri Jan 05, 2024 11:17 am

The constant whispering of my sins that cannot be atoned.

Seriously though, unsure. It's a nice distraction and I like using the worldbuilding aspect as a way to improve my writing. I like the forum games and some people are genuinely a delight to interact with

Like, for all the ceaseless whining about summies, do y'all know how creative you are? I've read some amazing writing, seen coding and artistic talent and some of you are making your own languages from scratch!

Sure, we are all at different levels but we can use that to our advantage, of pushing ourselves to create bigger and better things. It's wonderful.
]|I{•------»CAULK YOUR WAGON, MOUTHFACE«------•}I|[
she/her - godless heathen - gu sprogail

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The Blaatschapen
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Founded: Antiquity

Postby The Blaatschapen » Fri Jan 05, 2024 11:24 am

Sedge has too much dirt on me.
The Blaatschapen should resign



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