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NationStates - The Game

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Chris Rhines, Jan 17, 2003.

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  1. Chris Rhines

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    Not sure if this would be better in L&P, but I'll leave the mods to decide:

    There is an online game I've been playing for about a month called NationStates. In it, you create your own country, determine your government, and deal with government-like issues as they come up. It's alot of fun.

    You can play here: http://216.93.162.218/cgi-bin/index.cgi

    My country, Rhinesland, can be gazed upon with awe here: http://216.93.162.218/cgi-bin/index.cgi/target=display_nation/nation=rhinesland

    Come visit Rhinesland if nothing else. We've got everything, biker gangs, free speech, arms manufacturing, widespread deforestation, Harry Potter books, and poverty-stricken beggars. Plus, our national animal is the Human Being. :D

    (Warning: The guy who created NationStates, Max Berry, is a pretty left-wing author. It doesn't affect the gameplay much, as there is really no way to win or lose, but I thought I'd let you know and avoid the charges of promoting some commie site. ;))

    - Chris
     
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    Chris


    Can you have a Army.
     
  3. Tamara

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    Yes, but...

    ...wouldn't you rather live in the Free Land of Liberissima? :D

    [edit]
    Okay, my first Governmental Issue just came up: A massive demonstration of bicyclists clogged the streets of the capital. I was given three choices:
    >Pass legislation banning cars.
    >Pass legislation banning bikes.
    >Pass legislation propping up the auto industry with subsidies.

    Where's the button for "Realize that this is none of the government's business. Go home. Have a beer."?
     
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    OK, so are we going to create a THR region? I vote for "The Federation of Rogue Militant States".

    Interesting, my first issue was human cloning. I do like that you can "dismiss" issues and think I'll be doing that frequently on things like Tamara describes.
     
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    I'm thinking that I might be getting a nasty email from Max Berry here soon...

    Tamara - If you don't like any of the options given, click on "dismiss issue." Then you just ignore it until it goes away.

    AZTOY - Not one you can do anything with. Sorry.

    Edit - as an afterthought, if y'all are interested, I'd love to form a THR region. Game?

    - Chris
     
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    Go for it i will move there!!:D
     
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    Why the heck not. If you build it they will come.

    Does that mean that I can invade you guys? :)
     
  11. Chris Rhines

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    Corriea -

    You: 5 million cattle-punchers and soda jerks, well-trained corporate consumers all.
    Me: 26 million arms manufacturers and pizza drivers (don't laugh, it's a dangerous job) who are all lean and mean from battling biker gangs.

    Sure, why not? :D

    - Chris
     
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    Come visit the Republic of Oraculus ! Come see our barren, inhospitable landscape, and be sure to visit the World of Cheese! Fun for the whole family!
     
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    Check out The Free Republic of Gunwald and The Confederacy of Houlton. I'm a complete capitalist stooge.
     
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    Does this make me a sheep?

    I just joined, formed The Dominion of Boondock. I think I just sold my automobile industry down the river. Oh well.
     
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    The Rogue Nation of Koch is up and running!

    I must say, if you poke around on their forum much you will find some pretty disturbed and disturbing individuals lurking around. I think the THR region might be a bit of fun for some time, but I wouldn't want to spend too much time over there. Much more pleasant and a lot less scary over here....
     
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    The Grand Duchy of Phenwick has joined
     
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    Yah. This is a little slanted, all right.

    In The Federation of Hartholm , my first issue was "Social Inequality Reaching Embarrassing Levels".

    The Issue: Commentators have warned that Hartholm's social inequalities threaten to make it an international pariah.

    My choices were:

    1. "Look, I don't like it either," said Chamber of Commerce spokesperson Pete Jefferson. "Just on the way here, I had to step over three homeless people, and one of my shoes got caught on a beggar. But inequality is the price we pay for economic strength. If anything, we need fewer taxes, so those of us who are well-off can afford to be more generous. If we want to, that is."

    2. "I think we've forgotten what economic strength is all about," says social worker Miranda Dredd. "The economy is meant to be a means to a high standard of living, not an end in itself. It's become an excuse for the rich to prosper while the poor fall through the cracks. Not everyone is poor because they don't feel like working. We must provide more welfare."

    3. "Who says we're an international pariah?" demands military honcho Anne-Marie Love. "What are their names? If that's the way the international community feels, we obviously need to prepare for war."

    Heh. I chose to lower taxes to support the evil rich. Homeless be damned. I'm such a bastard.

    However, after I chose that, it told me that my economy was thriving, my civil rights were excellent, and political freedoms were very good. *shrug*
     
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    Coincidentally, my nation's motto ("Mind your own business and keep your hands to yourself") is also its entire legal code. ;)
     
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    The Nation of Jummey has just been created.
     
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    I set up a nation (the Free Republic of Zundfolge) but either I screwed up or there is something clearly wrong with the software because the nation is the opposite of how I answered the questions.

    I entered responses that are clearly in line with a Laissez Faire Free Market Libertarian state and it built me a communist dictatorship :scrutiny:
     
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    I don't think you have to worry, I tried to find your nation and got this.
     
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