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What does your motto mean?

Postby Oriental Sacred Flame » Fri Mar 29, 2024 5:37 am

Say your motto and explain it

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Postby Huld » Fri Mar 29, 2024 5:39 am

Flār, Budikav, Lutīcī

It means "Honor, Victory, Luth" in the Lutīcīs language.
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New Lilania
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“Insist on your cup of stars”

Postby New Lilania » Fri Mar 29, 2024 10:54 am

The official motto of New Lilania derives its inspiration from the profound wisdom articulated within the pages of the Shirley Jackson novel, "The Haunting of Hill House."

This motto, "Insist on your cup of stars" embodies the core ethos of our nation, exalting the virtues of individuality and self-expression. It serves as a rallying cry for every citizen to embrace their unique identity without reservation, fostering a society that cherishes diversity and honors the inherent dignity of each individual.

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Postby Grandocantorica » Fri Mar 29, 2024 10:57 am

All men are created equal

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Postby Umbratellus » Fri Mar 29, 2024 11:02 am

The stars bow to Man alone.

The meaning is twofold and reflects two very important aspects of Umbratellan civilization. The first is that of the inherent superiority of Man above the xeno; it is a summation of how man's dominion has spread across the stars, and that there are none among them higher than the majesty of mankind. The second, and slightly more subtle meaning, is an expression of Umbratellan society's staunch materialism; an embrace of the rational and logical, that no gods nor supernatural entities above compel worship or adoration. Man alone is he to which the stars bow; not any gods, nor the alien.

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Postby Nation M » Fri Mar 29, 2024 11:25 am

"First shot strikes to teach, second strikes to kill"

If you mess with us, you'll suffer heavy losses, and if you continue, we'll annihilate you.
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Rusticus Damianus
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Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby Rusticus Damianus » Fri Mar 29, 2024 11:25 am

God is our strength.

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Postby Soviet Adia » Fri Mar 29, 2024 11:27 am

"Slava Adia, Vereinite Yunter Kolism!"
It translates to "Glory to Adia, United under Kolism!"
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Left-wing Utopia

Postby Vallebello » Fri Mar 29, 2024 4:19 pm

If God is for us, who can be against us?

The above motto is, in fact, a passage from the Bible, Romans 8:31. The full versicle says:

What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?

The motto has been used since Vallebello's founding in 1432, following its independence from the Papal States.

Vallebello has been a Roman Catholic nation since its inception and Religion still is an important part of daily life in the country, hence the origin and manutention of such a motto.
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Postby Hussija » Fri Mar 29, 2024 5:05 pm

Nemůžte Bohu sloužiti i mamoně. ("You cannot serve both God and money")
The motto of the People's Republic of Hussija is an excerpt from the book of Matthew of the Bible, more precisely Matthew 6:24. The full versicle is: "No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money." (New International Bible version). The PRH's motto emphasises the Christian foundations of the Socialist regime of the nation, by highlighting devotion to God while rejecting the vanity most present in bourgeois ideology. Interestingly, this has long been the motto of the Church of Hussija, being used as such up to the 16th century, though it has only been regularly used by the state from the foundation of the People's Republic in 1975.
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Postby UNIOS » Fri Mar 29, 2024 5:28 pm

Motto: ❝Truth Alone Triumphs❞

This motto signifies the importance of truth and integrity.

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Postby Daphomir » Fri Mar 29, 2024 5:30 pm

My motto is an Oppenheimer reference, to a quote he said which said "Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds." I combined that with my fiery hatred for communism and badabing, badaboom, there we go. *deathstares AN*
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Vive Salem
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Psychotic Dictatorship

Postby Vive Salem » Fri Mar 29, 2024 5:31 pm

"Folhor Dein Lierer"-This is a motto which directly translates to "Follow The Leader" in Salesian.(eh its my language,sry).
Vive Salem is a militaristic dictatorship that is using advantage of the fact that it is the last remaining nation on Earth(since all the other nations died out due to a nuclear war known as the Great Catastrophe)to further oppress it's citizens,and has conquered the rest of the surviving nations by a onslaught known as the Great Conquest.
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Moralistic Democracy

Postby Etwepe » Fri Mar 29, 2024 5:35 pm

My motto is "Ave! Ave! Christus Rex!" which is latin for "hail! Hail! Christ the King!"
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Postby Aiporhtse » Fri Mar 29, 2024 5:41 pm

Control. Follow. Obey.

Our motto is based off of the feudal system, as the highest rankers control the lower rankers, the rest of them follow the highest rankers, and the lowest rankers obey everyone else.
Also, a model citizen isn't just made up of one of these, he is made up of all of these.

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Liberal Democratic Socialists

Postby Louisiene » Fri Mar 29, 2024 8:13 pm

I remember.
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Postby The Web Citadel » Sat Mar 30, 2024 7:12 am

Through the darkest peril, culture lingers.

an allusion to the nation's deep rooted culture and ways of life, something that most people in the nation hold dear and will continue to hold no matter how dire the outside circumstances.
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Corrupt Dictatorship

Postby Unogonduria » Sat Mar 30, 2024 7:45 am

"Holy, Holy, Holy is LORD Almighty!"

Basically Isaiah 6:3 but "touched up" a little.
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Inner Albania
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Postby Inner Albania » Sat Mar 30, 2024 7:46 am

"Nec temere, nec timide."

A latin phrase that translates to "Neither rashly, nor timidly".
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Postby Click Ests Vimgalevytopia » Sat Mar 30, 2024 3:06 pm

“It is always darkest before dawn”
My personal take from this is that it’s okay if life is bad, because the bad times are what give the good times meaning.
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Postby Waffland » Sat Mar 30, 2024 3:08 pm

It means “Long Live Waffland” in Waffish
The Commonwealth of Waffland
Waffland, the land of the Waffles

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Postby Diarcesia » Sat Mar 30, 2024 3:22 pm

Diarcesia wrote:What is your nation's motto? "We will Endure"
If applicable, translate/transliterate the motto: into English if it's in a different language, back to the original if it's pre-translated. "Tha Duraturume"
Where did the motto come from? Who said/wrote it, and in what context? The peoples composing the Monarchy Diarcesian are of a great variety of ethnicities and social norms, but are united by the ideals that coalesced at the time of Arkess.

To the naive outsider, the seven cities of Old Diarcesia during the 9th Century can be considered of united Hellenic heritage. Upon closer inspection, nothing could be further from the truth. In the isolation of their peninsula, with contact to the outside world only possible through trade routes that for some months at a time are cut off because of the tempestuous weather, the denizens of each city see their fellow Hellenics in the other cities as barbarians. Uniting them was an almost impossible task.

By the time Arkess succeeded in this feat, a consensus formed among the original Diarcesians. The cultural glue that would maintain the cities' cooperation would hinge on the two concepts of archa (lit. 'beginning') and telus (lit. 'end'). To the Diarcesians, these mean much more than its literal meaning; the archa is the audacity to set ideas into motion, and the telus is the tenacity to see it to completion. When the disputants were shown the looming threat of the Hylvorians, they understood the gravity of these concepts.

Archa and telus are sufficient (arce) for them to ensure their legacy and survival. With these, they finally said: "We will endure"
Is the motto official or unofficial? How did it achieve that status? It is official by Arkess's decree
Are there other mottoes which complement or compete with the primary motto in the public consciousness? No
Have there been other mottoes in the past? When and why were they replaced? No

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Postby Great Kerguelen Islands » Sat Mar 30, 2024 3:25 pm

My motto was originally my fatherland is cold but I love it now it’s « long live to kerguelen islands, our glorious fatherland » it’s a war cry

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Postby Russk » Sat Mar 30, 2024 3:34 pm

"Orthodoxy, Intellect, Rise"
Orthodoxy: means not just Orthodox Christianity but also the unwavering Determination to keep the nation Pure and Holy
Intellect: this means that the people will become scholars for Christ and state, as well as the constant resistance of arrogance
Rise: this means that Russk as a Holy Empire and Union will Rise above all enemies of Christ and will be the true people for Lord Jesus Christ and be protected by the might of the Holy Spirit
Just an Orthodox Christian nation
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Postby Great Kerguelen Islands » Sat Mar 30, 2024 3:36 pm

Russk wrote:"Orthodoxy, Intellect, Rise"
Orthodoxy: means not just Orthodox Christianity but also the unwavering Determination to keep the nation Pure and Holy
Intellect: this means that the people will become scholars for Christ and state, as well as the constant resistance of arrogance
Rise: this means that Russk as a Holy Empire and Union will Rise above all enemies of Christ and will be the true people for Lord Jesus Christ and be protected by the might of the Holy Spirit

Interesting but look like really fanatic



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