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What real-world nation, if any, inspired yours?

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Name 0
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Posts: 100
Founded: Dec 18, 2022
Psychotic Dictatorship

What real-world nation, if any, inspired yours?

Postby Name 0 » Wed Feb 07, 2024 12:00 am

Anybody here? I have a question for you. What real world nation, if any, inspired yours?

Example: Name 0 has no real-world nation inspiration because it has very aggressive stats.

Another Example: Name 0's real-world nation inspiration is China, because we love the Chinese New Year tradition.

So, all you have to do is to see similarities of your fictional nation with a real nation, and explain the similarities.

My reason of making this forum thread is so we could know each other better.

- Name 0
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Lugarvatn
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Posts: 88
Founded: Sep 02, 2023
Anarchy

Postby Lugarvatn » Wed Feb 07, 2024 12:02 am

We are related to Iceland because there's a town in Iceland named Laugarvatn, that's how we got our name, but we also have Thai, Chinese, Japanese, Asian, and Spanish Culture, as well as an Australian Culture

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Aghwank
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Posts: 133
Founded: Apr 17, 2022
Father Knows Best State

Postby Aghwank » Wed Feb 07, 2024 12:04 am

Aghwank

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Old Jersey
Political Columnist
 
Posts: 4
Founded: Feb 06, 2024
Corporate Bordello

Postby Old Jersey » Wed Feb 07, 2024 12:05 am

New Jersey

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Sarawak Darulhana
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Posts: 289
Founded: Jun 07, 2022
Corrupt Dictatorship

Postby Sarawak Darulhana » Wed Feb 07, 2024 12:53 am

Sarawak, a state that forms the federation of Malaysia.
But I founded Sarawak Darulhana based on a Sultanate in Borneo, a sultanate established by a prince of the Sultanate of Brunei, but the Sultanate of Sarawak was also attacked by Brunei for fear that Brunei's strength and influence were weak.

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Bayshire
Diplomat
 
Posts: 764
Founded: Oct 21, 2023
Corporate Bordello

Postby Bayshire » Wed Feb 07, 2024 1:03 am

We are somewhat based on Guyana, but if Guyana had a Japanese plurality rather than an Indian one.
MANGO FIELD
DA BOYZ
Country music is criminally underrated
Signed, a country boy
Who is Bayshire?
American guy, 17 years old
I love Mexican food
I don't have any dreams, I just wanna be satisfied
I would like to kiss Peso Pluma

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Bilancorn
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Posts: 182
Founded: Apr 02, 2020
Corporate Bordello

Postby Bilancorn » Wed Feb 07, 2024 1:06 am

hard to tell, politically i'd say some western nation, but with a tropical clinate. I based this nation on my irl political views actually...
Right Center, Unitarian, democratic, progressive country located on a tropical island.
About Me: University Student, Male, White, Straight, Atheist, Progressive.

You want to establish an embassy? click here: viewtopic.php?f=23&t=544442

This nation represent my real beliefs

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Free Norfolk City
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Posts: 150
Founded: Oct 15, 2021
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Free Norfolk City » Wed Feb 07, 2024 2:07 am

Sarawak Darulhana wrote:Sarawak, a state that forms the federation of Malaysia.
But I founded Sarawak Darulhana based on a Sultanate in Borneo, a sultanate established by a prince of the Sultanate of Brunei, but the Sultanate of Sarawak was also attacked by Brunei for fear that Brunei's strength and influence were weak.


Coincidentally, Free Norfolk City was inspired by Malaysia too, specifically its expulsion of Singapore, which also inspired my nation. Other inspirations include the Republic of Venice, ancient Carthage, and the Principality of Monaco.

This is pretty much the short, summarized version. :p

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East Leaf Islands
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Posts: 30
Founded: Jan 11, 2024
Democratic Socialists

Postby East Leaf Islands » Wed Feb 07, 2024 3:45 am

Indonesia, Japan, India
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Liberal Democracy

News: Raja Island has been sold to the UK for 60,000 $, Blood Leaf Federation's land reduces significantly, East Leaf police officer found dead near Blood Leaf Airport

A [b]Power 19 civilization
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Highina
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Posts: 1
Founded: Feb 06, 2024
Liberal Democratic Socialists

Postby Highina » Wed Feb 07, 2024 4:51 am

The name comes from China.
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Ryensohne
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Posts: 3
Founded: Nov 01, 2023
Left-Leaning College State

Postby Ryensohne » Wed Feb 07, 2024 7:04 am

Not a nation, rather a city. Havana, Cuba. Maybe some inspiration from Brazil and Argentina as well.

For the original Ryensohne, Estonia-Latvia-Lithuania (as is obvious)

For my most known RP Nation (Jobenheim), it was actually Denmark that served as the inspiration.

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The Jemini State
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Posts: 26
Founded: Sep 12, 2023
Psychotic Dictatorship

Postby The Jemini State » Wed Feb 07, 2024 7:09 am

Perhaps greek mythology, since my name comes from the legend of the Gemini twins.
But nothing really inspires my nation, i just made it for fun. (But it does have some correlation with Oceania from 1984, specifically the flag.)

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Arzastan
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Posts: 48
Founded: Dec 31, 2023
Liberal Democratic Socialists

Postby Arzastan » Wed Feb 07, 2024 7:10 am

Tajikistan. I even copied the name of one of my provinces from the tajik city of Zarafshon, just with a little naughty edit( Zarafshān to Simafshan. By the way in persian "Zar" is gold and "Sim" is silver, so my edit was kinda silly owerall.)
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MY FLAG HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH NEITHER ITALY NOR MEXICO
Thanks.
Random alternate Iranic nation with a somewhat Persian culture
The colors on the flag are meant to be Iranian not Mexican nor Italian
****** the countryballs in the factbooks are made by myself *****

Thanks for attention (:
my am a windows

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Stuckedia
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Posts: 235
Founded: Aug 27, 2023
Psychotic Dictatorship

Postby Stuckedia » Wed Feb 07, 2024 8:26 am

North Korea.
"Socialist Denmark" - Simonia, "Vietnamese power rangers" - Britain Modern RP, "Minnesota flag proposal." - Sarolandia
The Great Stuck Nation of Stuckedia!
This nation doesn't represent my political views.
NS stats is all canon. Apply for a embassy with us: https://forum.nationstates.net/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=545897
Our leader is technically Ztuk Ai-Yain to prevent one of my puppets from being useless.
Stuckedian National News: A group of Stuckedians captured while escaping from Stuckedia | Ztuk Ai-Yain is building tall walls on beaches, causing Stuckedian waters to be mostly empty | Stuckedia now allows foreigners to leave and enter, to increase tourism.

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Ingolonde
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Posts: 11
Founded: Dec 17, 2023
Scandinavian Liberal Paradise

Postby Ingolonde » Wed Feb 07, 2024 8:47 am

I've mostly based Ingolondë on an idea of a pre-industrial, pastoral England which is "full of mirth and of game, and men oft-times able to mirth and game". I've also taken inspiration from Thomas Hardy's Wessex (a lot of place names in Ingolondë are based on Hardy's names, like Christminster for Oxford and Melchester for Salisbury). The name is cribbed from Tolkien's early ideas for his "mythology for England" concept.

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Diaboland
Chargé d'Affaires
 
Posts: 450
Founded: Dec 07, 2021
Anarchy

Postby Diaboland » Wed Feb 07, 2024 8:38 pm

Well originally Diaboland was going to have a British/Colonial America vibe, but I soon turned it into my own personal sandbox that can include anything and everything I want. There are some cities though that are analogous to real world places. I'm from California, so Spengler Hills and Midgar are Hollywood and Los Angeles respectively. La Oscura is clearly Las Vegas. Spira, Lucifer's End and Mephistopolis are going for a sort of general London vibe. Ivalice is based on Russia (though this very specific idealized version that I don't know the name for). I'm very fascinated by other cultures and learning about them, so I'll most likely make more cities in the future based on other real world locations.

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The Indios Bravos
Ambassador
 
Posts: 1626
Founded: Aug 18, 2023
New York Times Democracy

Postby The Indios Bravos » Wed Feb 07, 2024 8:41 pm

Size of Iceland, archipelago like the Philippines, military based on Israeli, Russian, and American stuff, and Philippine nationalism.
Oh, did I say Philippines yet?
The Indios Bravos
Ok so I didn't dislocate my leg but I did tear a ligament
ALL NS Stats are canon. All.

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Svobodnyy
Lobbyist
 
Posts: 13
Founded: Sep 19, 2023
Moralistic Democracy

Postby Svobodnyy » Wed Feb 07, 2024 8:59 pm

Japan And Korea
Silly person, also owner of meslokia and other nations, trans MTF, Political debater.
Eastern Asian Nation that's actually very western inspired.



RAMMSTEIN!!!!

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Guild Commonwealth
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Posts: 93
Founded: Mar 19, 2023
Benevolent Dictatorship

Postby Guild Commonwealth » Thu Feb 08, 2024 3:27 pm

In terms of real-world nations, the inspiration is a dystopian United States with elements of corporatocracy and if it were openly run by elite secret societies.
For scifi/fantasy inspiration, it's an unsubtle combination that takes from The Walking Dead's Civic Republic and Magic The Gathering's Ravnica setting.

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East Qaru
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Posts: 47
Founded: Mar 01, 2023
Left-Leaning College State

Postby East Qaru » Thu Feb 08, 2024 4:07 pm

The inspiration behind my nation are mixed-cultural, post-colonial American nations like Suriname & Trinidad & Tobago. But with an environment more similar to Polynesia.
I use NS stats except for population

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Norse Inuit Union
Diplomat
 
Posts: 805
Founded: Nov 05, 2021
Left-wing Utopia

Postby Norse Inuit Union » Thu Feb 08, 2024 10:34 pm

For this nation I have taken inspiration from multiple nations.

A inspiration people may not of known of is I was inspired by Iceland with how my population is set up. Like how a huge minority (but in Icelands case the majority) live in one big city that is the heart of the country. Yet the population of the country is small but the country still does well.

The Confederation and Confederities aspect was inspired by Switzerland but I'll admit I don't know much about how cantons and the Swiss government functions.

Athens for the democracy aspect. I've done research on Athens and their direct democracy was not as direct as people make it out to be. It was complicated.

The way the government functions is inspired how a bill becomes a law in the USA (at least how I learned it in school).

And of course I was inspired by the Inuit and Norse.
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-Floptropica-
Envoy
 
Posts: 311
Founded: Sep 23, 2023
Anarchy

Postby -Floptropica- » Thu Feb 08, 2024 10:38 pm

for the government and how the subdivisions work, the united states. also the highway system (which i have yet to write about) and other aspects of us history. most of the history (after i'm done rewriting it) is super similar to chile's, since that's the country floptropica's closest to canonically
Welcome to Floptropica! | She/They | NS Stats not canon
Flopondon Post | Nickee Minaj, governor of Nickitea, declares state of emergency after gang violence, led by Meghan-thee Stallion, rocks provincial capital Gag City | Pooja Misrra, the mayor of Flop City, an Independent, drops out of presidential race  | Current President Deborah Ali-Williams wins the All People's Democratic Party Primary in Potaxiene, scoring a huge win for liberals

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Napoleonic-Russia
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Posts: 34
Founded: Jun 16, 2019
Psychotic Dictatorship

Postby Napoleonic-Russia » Thu Feb 08, 2024 10:39 pm

Peronist Argentina via Evita

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Teviar
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Posts: 7
Founded: Sep 17, 2023
Left-Leaning College State

Postby Teviar » Fri Feb 09, 2024 7:26 pm

Brazil and Mexico. Teviar is similar culturally to Mexico in most ways but it also has pre-Bolsonaro Brazilian politics and a geography similar to Brazil
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TRUMP almighty
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Posts: 977
Founded: Dec 07, 2022
Compulsory Consumerist State

Postby TRUMP almighty » Fri Feb 09, 2024 7:29 pm

Back when America was Great!
Rosie O’Donnell is Fat!

“She went to my wedding. She had lots and lots of cake, and I'll tell you what, she is a terrible human being.”

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