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Post by Mr Toastz » Mon Dec 23, 2002 1:15 am

Hey all!<br><br>Just letting you know I'm participating in a new online game called Nation States.<br><br>You start out by answering a few questions, and the game decides what form of government you end up with. As the game progresses, decisions you make change the nature of your government and land in general, in a rather radical nature.<br><br>There is also a United Nations, but if you join this UN, any resolutions that are passed affect all UN members (i.e. compliance is not optional). Of course, you can always resign from the UN.<br><br>There are a few thousand people playing this at the moment, and I am currently in the Pyoko Region (My government is the <!--EZCODE ITALIC START--><em><!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>Federation of Tiki TribalTechnocrats</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--></em><!--EZCODE ITALIC END-->)... and looking for some K6ers to join in!<br><br>The game only requires a few minutes of attention each day (text based), as your government has a new issue or two each day (less if you choose a longer period between issues).<br><br>Most important: the game is FREE!!! Those wishing to join in should follow this link:<br><br><!--EZCODE LINK START--><a href="http://www.nationstates.net/cgi-bin/ind ... <!--EZCODE LINK END--> <p></p><i>Edited by: <A HREF=http://pub70.ezboard.com/bk6plus67153.s ... rtoastz>Mr Toastz</A>  <IMG HEIGHT=10 WIDTH=10 SRC="http://www.ezboard.com/ezgfx/gicons/black_ball.gif" BORDER=0> at: 12/23/02 2:17:56 am<br></i>

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Post by blue » Wed Dec 25, 2002 12:19 pm

I will give it a try toast <p></p><i></i>
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Sooo, tell us of your empires!

Post by Mr Toastz » Wed Dec 25, 2002 8:16 pm

Here's how things were at the beginning...<br><br><!--EZCODE QUOTE START--><blockquote><strong><em>Quote:</em></strong><hr><!--EZCODE ITALIC START--><em>The Federation of Tiki TribalTechnocrats<br><br>"If it moves, we'll automate it!"<br>UN Category: New York Times Democracy<br>Civil Rights: Average Economy: Reasonable Political Freedoms: Superb<br><br>Location: Pyoko<br><br>The Federation of Tiki TribalTechnocrats is a tiny, environmentally stunning nation, notable for its burgeoning robot monkey population. Its compassionate, intelligent population of 5 million enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.<br><br>The large, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Social Welfare, and Healthcare. The average income tax rate is 25%, but much higher for the wealthy. A small but healthy private sector is dominated by the Trout Farming industry.<br><br>Crime is moderate, and the police force struggles against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Tiki TribalTechnocrats's national animal is the robot monkey , which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its currency is the silicon wafer.<br></em><!--EZCODE ITALIC END--><hr></blockquote><!--EZCODE QUOTE END--><br><br>And here is how things are for me now... <br><br><!--EZCODE QUOTE START--><blockquote><strong><em>Quote:</em></strong><hr><!--EZCODE ITALIC START--><em>The Federation of Tiki TribalTechnocrats<br><br>"If it moves, we'll automate it!"<br>UN Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy<br>Civil Rights: Very Good Economy: Good Political Freedoms: Excellent<br>Location: Pyoko<br>Tiki TribalTechnocrats is a UN Member<br><br>The Federation of Tiki TribalTechnocrats is a small, socially progressive nation, renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape. Its hard-nosed, intelligent population of 9 million have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.<br><br>The large government is mainly concerned with Education, although Social Welfare and Healthcare are secondary priorities. The average income tax rate is 25%, but much higher for the wealthy. A substantial private sector is led by the Trout Farming, Automobile Manufacturing, and Information Technology industries.<br><br>The mining industry is making inroads into environmentally sensitive areas, the latest Harry Potter book is a bestseller, the tenet of free speech is held dear, and punitive tariffs protect local industry. Crime is moderate, and the police force struggles against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Tiki TribalTechnocrats's national animal is the robot monkey and its currency is the silicon wafer.<br></em><!--EZCODE ITALIC END--><hr></blockquote><!--EZCODE QUOTE END--><br><br>Note: If you like your lush forests, do NOT get into Uranium mining... not even a little bit (I chose the partial option ans still ended up with barren inhospitable landscape...)<br> <p></p><i></i>

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Post by fireburns » Tue Dec 31, 2002 1:14 pm

Looks like an interesting diversion.<br><br>The site seems to be pretty slow for me, though. Here's how I've started out:<br><br> The Republic of Total_Confusion<br>"What the heck?"<br><br>UN Category: New York Times Democracy <br>Civil Rights: Below Average Economy: Strong Political Freedoms: Superb <br><br>Location: the Pacific<br>The Republic of Total_Confusion is a tiny, pleasant nation, renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape. Its hard-nosed, hard-working, intelligent population of 5 million enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.<br><br>The medium-sized government is mainly concerned with Law & Order, although Education and Social Welfare are on the agenda. The average income tax rate is 17%. A healthy private sector is led by the Gambling, Arms Manufacturing, and Automobile Manufacturing industries.<br><br>Crime is moderate. Total_Confusion's national animal is the beast within and its currency is the universal second aka time.<br><br><br>-fire <p></p><i></i>

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My people are breeding like rabbits!

Post by Mr Toastz » Sun Jan 12, 2003 3:40 pm

Only three weeks ago I was a tiny nation of 5 million...<br><br><!--EZCODE QUOTE START--><blockquote><strong><em>Quote:</em></strong><hr><!--EZCODE ITALIC START--><em>  The Federation of Tiki TribalTechnocrats<br><br>"If it moves, we'll automate it!"<br>UN Category: Democratic SPAM<br>Civil Rights: Very Good&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp Economy: Good&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp Political Freedoms: Excellent<br><br>Location: Pyoko<br> <br><br>The Federation of Tiki TribalTechnocrats is a very large, socially progressive nation, remarkable for its barren, inhospitable landscape. Its hard-nosed, intelligent population of 74 million are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.<br><br>The government -- a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked morass -- juggles the competing demands of Social Welfare, Education, and Commerce. The average income tax rate is 33%, but much higher for the wealthy. A healthy private sector is led by the Automobile Manufacturing industry, followed by Trout Farming and Book Publishing.<br><br>Voting is voluntary, genetic researchers have been expelled, punitive tariffs protect local industry, and Tiki TribalTechnocrats's children are widely acknowledged as the most foul-mouthed in the region. Crime is well under control. Tiki TribalTechnocrats's national animal is the robot monkey and its currency is the silicon wafer.</em><!--EZCODE ITALIC END--><hr></blockquote><!--EZCODE QUOTE END--><br><br>My people are fiercely patriotic... I like that!<br> <p></p><i></i>

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Re: My people are breeding like rabbits!

Post by cake » Mon Jan 13, 2003 5:20 am

This is me... now <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START ;) --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/im ... s/wink.gif ALT=";)"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <br><br>UN Category: Democratic SPAM<br><br>Civil Rights: Very Good<br>Economy: Reasonable<br>Political Freedoms: Average<br><br>Location: the Pacific<br><br>The Dominion of Crustacious Technos is a large, socially progressive nation, notable for its compulsory military service. Its compassionate population of 26 million are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.<br><br>The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Defence, Education, and Social Equality. The average income tax rate is 21%, but much higher for the wealthy. A large private sector is led by the Furniture Restoration industry, followed by Basket Weaving and Door-to-door Insurance Sales.<br><br>The latest Harry Potter book is a bestseller, SPAM marriages are increasingly common, nudity is frowned upon, and education and welfare spending are on the rise. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is relatively low. Crustacious Technos's national animal is the moose and its currency is the techno crown.<br><br>Just got that issue regarding Uranium mining, interesting to see how things turn out... <p>------------------------------[ my rig ]------------------------------<br>K6-3+ 450@577 (115 x 5), Gigabyte GA-5AX rev5.2<br>386 MB generic RAM<br>15 GB Quantum Fireball LCT + 60 GB Seagate Barracuda IV<br>Radeon 8500LE @ 294/326 MHz (core/mem)<br>SB Live! Value with homemade digital I/O add-on<br>3com 3C905-TX NIC + Netgear FA312 NIC</p><i></i>
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Post by Manaroa » Thu Jan 23, 2003 1:21 am

The Empire of Ngati-Porou<br><br>"By our will alone, We shall Conquer."<br>UN Category: Scandinavian Liberal Paradise<br>Civil Rights: Superb<br>Economy: Reasonable<br>Political Freedoms: Good<br><br>Location: the South Pacific<br><br>The Empire of Ngati-Porou is a tiny, socially progressive nation, remarkable for its compulsory military service. Its quiet, industrious population of 5 million enjoy extensive civil rights and enjoy a level social equality free of the usual accompanying government corruption.<br><br>The government -- a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, socially-minded morass -- juggles the competing demands of Religion & Spirituality, Law & Order, and Commerce. The average income tax rate is 39%, but much higher for the wealthy. Private enterprise is illegal, but for those in the know there is a slick and highly efficient black market in Gambling.<br><br>Crime -- especially youth-related -- is relatively low, thanks to a well-funded police force. Ngati-Porou's national animal is the dog, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its currency is the pawa.<br><br>---<br><br>Now if i could just buy a nuke on the black market... <p></p><i></i>

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Post by Mr Toastz » Sun Jan 26, 2003 5:53 pm

This is how things are right now in my corner of NationStates...<br><br><!--EZCODE QUOTE START--><blockquote><strong><em>Quote:</em></strong><hr><!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong> The Federation of Tiki TribalTechnocrats</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--><br><!--EZCODE ITALIC START--><em>"If it moves, we'll automate it!"</em><!--EZCODE ITALIC END--><br><br>UN Category: New York Times Democracy <br>Civil Rights: Excellent Economy: Strong Political Freedoms: Superb <br><br>Location: Pyoko<br> <br>The Federation of Tiki TribalTechnocrats is a very large, socially progressive nation, notable for its barren, inhospitable landscape. Its hard-nosed, intelligent population of 156 million enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.<br><br>The government -- a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked morass -- juggles the competing demands of Social Welfare, Education, and Commerce. The average income tax rate is 32%, but much higher for the wealthy. A powerhouse of a private sector is led by the Automobile Manufacturing industry, followed by Uranium Mining and Book Publishing.<br><br>The latest Harry Potter book is a bestseller, the country's famous rainforests are being bulldozed by the mining industry, genetic researchers have been expelled, and punitive tariffs protect local industry. Crime is well under control. Tiki TribalTechnocrats's national animal is the robot monkey , which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its currency is the silicon wafer.<hr></blockquote><!--EZCODE QUOTE END--><br><br>BTW, anyone else move to Pyoko yet? <br> <p></p><i></i>

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Post by fireburns » Fri Feb 07, 2003 1:48 pm

Pyoko seemed a bit on the large side for me...although "These aren't the nations you're looking for. Move along" gave me a good laugh.<br><br>I'm happy in good 'ol k6land for now.<br><br>For some reason everything Toast does seems to work. I haven't found many countries that match his growth rate, and categorical rankings. Cake and I seem to be close all the way across the board.<br><br>I've been taking the stance that dismissal is not an option. Sometimes I just have to go with the stance I disagree with least...<br><br>here's me now:<br><br><!--EZCODE QUOTE START--><blockquote><strong><em>Quote:</em></strong><hr> The Holy Empire of Total_Confusion<br>"We never defecate in public."<br><br>UN Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy <br>Civil Rights: Very Good <br>Economy: Developing <br>Political Freedoms: Average <br><br>Location: K6land<br>The Holy Empire of Total_Confusion is a very large, safe nation, notable for its barren, inhospitable landscape. Its hard-nosed population of 170 million have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.<br><br>The small government juggles the competing demands of Defence, Education, and Religion & Spirituality. The average income tax rate is 9%, but much higher for the wealthy. A powerhouse of a private sector is led by the Uranium Mining industry, followed by Automobile Manufacturing and .<br><br>The alarmingly racist TV show 'Bigtopians Say the Darndest Things' is a hit, punitive tariffs protect local industry, the government is seen to favor Catholics, and voting is voluntary. Crime is relatively low, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Total_Confusion's national animal is the beast within, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its currency is the Second.<hr></blockquote><!--EZCODE QUOTE END--><br><br> <p></p><i></i>

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Post by Mr Toastz » Thu Feb 13, 2003 7:58 pm

Hey, for all of you K6ers still playing this game (yeah, it gets a little boring and repetitive, but I still play it...), you may want to move to K6Land with fireburns and myself.<br><br>After everyone started bailing from Pyoko, and the Sultunate of Irun took over, I decided it was high time to move (seeing no one had bothered to move to Pyoko).<br><br>Life is good!<br><!--EZCODE EMOTICON START ;) --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/im ... s/wink.gif ALT=";)"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <p></p><i></i>

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Post by Manaroa » Tue Apr 15, 2003 10:40 am

The Empire of Ngati-Porou

UN Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights: Excellent
Economy: Fragile
Political Freedoms: Some

The Empire of Ngati-Porou is a enormous, safe nation, notable for its devotion to social welfare. Its compassionate, cynical population of 357 million have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of the Environment, Defence, and Education. The average income tax rate is 100%. The private sector is almost wholly made up of enterprising fourteen-year-old boys selling lemonade on the sidewalk, although the government is looking at stamping this out.

The government is avowedly atheist, guns are banned, political parties are banned from advertising and receiving private donations, and the tenet of free speech is held dear. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Ngati-Porou's national animal is the Dog, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its currency is the Pawa.

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Post by blue » Wed Apr 16, 2003 2:21 pm

um thats just a link to the login...
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Post by cake » Wed Apr 16, 2003 2:33 pm

Uh, I get my nation when clicking that link

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