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The Taa'zi of Remodio

Ainslie wrote:The label 'conservative' can differ country by country... eg) the democrats are pretty much the equivalent of our 'conservative' party whilst the republicans are similar to a fringe australian 'far-right' party

I've always found it interesting that the UKs conservative party wouldn't even dare to speak against the NHS but half of the US's "left" party are against universal healthcare

The United Republics of Dormill and Stiura

Remodio wrote:Preach
The Electoral College and FPTP voting unfortunately makes it near impossible to move away, unfortunately.

Can't wait until the day NaPoVoInterCo is brought into effect.

The Commonwealth of Osemira

Dormill and Stiura wrote:[...] NaPoVoInterCo [...]

Now that's an acronym.

The Taa'zi of Remodio

Osemira wrote:True, but only for the president. We at least have direct elections for Congress.

Fair, but its still miffed how unrepresentative it is. The fact that the HoR is dead set on 435 since Taft's presidency despite millions more citizens, and states like my home of Montana has apprx. 1 mil. citizens but only 1 Rep and Rhode Island has 2 with apprx. 1 mil. citizens is not great

The Commonwealth of Osemira

Remodio wrote:-snip-

The 435 thing is wack, too. The fact it's in place because of segregationist politicians doesn't help, either.

The Taa'zi of Remodio

Dormill and Stiura wrote:Can't wait until the day NaPoVoInterCo is brought into effect.

Isn't that basically a thing where whoever the overall national popular vote gets all the electoral votes of the states in that pact?

The United Republics of Dormill and Stiura

Remodio wrote:Isn't that basically a thing where whoever the overall national popular vote gets all the electoral votes of the states in that pact?

That's the one. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Popular_Vote_Interstate_Compact

There are enough states with pending legislation that, if all passed, would bring the Compact into force by 2024. Though there's doubts to be had on that.

The Republic of Biaten

Remodio wrote:Congressman Matt Rosendale just walked into our classroom and spoke with us
I'm a little starstruck, like I disagree with him for most issues but he came into my small town Montana classroom, and like,,,, yeah idk

Our MP, who is also the universities minister, did the same thing at a Q&A session at our school last year.

The Realm of Westmoor Isles

Remodio wrote:I've always found it interesting that the UKs conservative party wouldn't even dare to speak against the NHS but half of the US's "left" party are against universal healthcare

Thatís the most depressing thing to me as an American. My family was destroyed by medical bills for surgeries my dad needed for any quality of life yet he would never dare to support the idea of healthcare reform in any capacity.

The Kingdom of Ioudaia

Remodio wrote:Fair, but its still miffed how unrepresentative it is. The fact that the HoR is dead set on 435 since Taft's presidency despite millions more citizens, and states like my home of Montana has apprx. 1 mil. citizens but only 1 Rep and Rhode Island has 2 with apprx. 1 mil. citizens is not great

There's always going to be glitches like that near the cut-off points. Nothing can be done about it.

But still: how large a House would you like? A round 500? 1000? When Taft was president, the US population was 92M (1910 census). Now it's 330M (best census guess; the 2010 census makes it 308M). A linear scale-up based on population change from 1910 to 2010 would give the House 1461 Representatives.

That sounds dysfunctionally high. Other than bland party-line voting, I don't see how such a large body can do anything.

The Commonwealth of Hyukai

Trigel wrote:I don't put in much effort. It's my way. Why is that a problem?

Because here in TWI, people do judge by the quality. Sometimes I also get lazy too

The Commonwealth of Trigel

Everybody, we and Miklania are going over my stats

The Bird Buddy of Shidei

oh no rush limbaugh died. oh darn.

The Federation of Hangates of Athara Magarat

Trigel it's like this. Your actions will have consequences. I can say my people expanded everywhere but it has its consequences. I am pretty sure, there is no group hated more ICly than Khas-Kirati (apart from maybe Noronnicans). Due to its expansionist past, the present Magarati federation is widely mistrusted. Measures have been implemented to make sure there is no Magarati imperialism anymore.

I can say I expanded there and there. But I need to do that with full support of the other party. The Khas-Kirati expansions began with climate change and the lack of suitable farmlands in Magarat (and the tribes needed more land to feed their people and animals). I can justify having a large population modern-day due to the fact that most Isles nations expelled their Khas-Kirati populations during or after the Imperial War (and similar to how modern day Turkey's 30-40% pop is made up of descendants of Muslims from Europe and Russia).

The Taa'zi of Remodio

Westmoor Isles wrote:Thatís the most depressing thing to me as an American. My family was destroyed by medical bills for surgeries my dad needed for any quality of life yet he would never dare to support the idea of healthcare reform in any capacity.

I understand that; although definitely not as tragic, when I was living in poverty during middle school, my family couldn't afford insurance and it was cheaper to pay the individual mandate. I struggled in school because I needed glasses desperately but simply couldn't them until my grandparents took custody of me

The Taa'zi of Remodio

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March Mania is officially open!
These were the rules I have set, but they're flexible, and I'm definitely open to new ideas considering I've never led an RP or anything before. The whole point of this really is just news-inspiration and adding more into the sports realm of TWI

Glomer

I would appreciate Maxtopia dealing with their rebels, they captured some of my journalists recently, I think we can all agree that if Maxtopia cannot handle the situation, then they are not fit to run their country.



The United Republics of Dormill and Stiura

Glomer wrote:I would appreciate Maxtopia dealing with their rebels, they captured some of my journalists recently, I think we can all agree that if Maxtopia cannot handle the situation, then they are not fit to run their country.

Just gonna link this little ol' thing back to you so you can re-read it

Welcome!

LinkHello there. Thanks for joining the Western Isles!

You must be wondering what you can do here and how, what is expected of you and how to start role-playing... I'll try to answer these questions in this dispatch.

First of all, if you haven't done so already - go ahead and introduce yourself on our regional message board (RMB). You can post things like what country you're from, if you're new to NationStates or to role-playing (RP), what kind of a nation you want to create, and anything else you'd like to share.

About the Region

Where do we communicate?

  • IC communication (in-character, meaning role-playing) is done on the NationStates forums

  • OOC communication (out-of-character, from general chatting to world-building) is done on the RMB and the forums

  • Telegrams are usually OOC

We don't have offsite forums, but there's a "mostly unofficial" Discord chat.

How does this region work?

We use the NationStates platform to create fun and interesting stories, about our nations, peoples, and leaders. We usually discuss ideas and plan RPs on the RMB and in OOC forum threads, and then co-write them as RPs, news, accounts, information, and history in dispatches and IC threads.

We have a democratically elected government (you can run for office) in-charge of several aspects of the region:

  • Facilitating RP and promoting world-building and cooperation in the region

  • Managing the region in terms of regional rules and standards

  • Recruiting new players and managing our embassies with other regions

For more information, you can read through the following dispatches when you get a chance:

  • The Constitution - It details the responsibilities of the various government officers and the Founder, as well as the processes of legislation and elections in the region. Of course, there's no need to remember it all, but it's there if you need it.

  • The Regional Rules and Conduct - That's just... The rules. You know, don't be a jerk to others, don't spam the RMB, and so on. The map rules are also there, but we'll get to that in a minute.

  • The Monthly Report dispatch - Contains current and updating information about the region (recent stats of the region, weekly updates, important daily events, etc.).

This is confusing... Can anyone help?

Of course, most of us can. If you still have questions, you can do either of the following:

  • Post a question on the RMB; you'll likely get an answer not long after.

  • Send a personal TG to any of the officers (listed in the WFE) or to an active member

Your address for questions regarding specific RP rules is the Sec. of RP (Roendavar). Feel free to tag him in your RMB post or to TG him.

About Role-Playing in the Region

How do I get a spot on the map?

Our regional map is the basis of our RP, and it is therefore reserved for nations who actively engage in RP or plan to do so.

To be added to the map, send Vancouvia a telegram with answers to several simple questions - they are listed under "Map Rules" in the Regional Rules and Conduct dispatch.

How do I develop my nation?

Here in this region we don't use NationStates stats at all. Population, economic status, main industries, defense budget - All of those things are up to you, the player, to decide! Make factbooks or dispatches describing your nation's culture, history, religion, government, economy, climate, military, science, industries, people, corporations, trade deals, and anything else you can think of.

Are there limitations?

RP in this region is based on realism and modern-technology, so keep your nation in those limits. There are a few other guidelines we have in place to keep things balanced, for example:

A while ago I attempted to summarize the realism-related guidelines in our RP in a dispatch. It explains the certain limitations on size and population, size of military and economy, WMDs and such. These are not rules, but I encourage you to read them.

To sum up: Be humble, think balance.

Other than that - the limit is your own creativity. Feel free to look around and read other nations' factbooks and dispatches for ideas. See for example:

Take some time to look around, get to know the other players and the region as a whole, and develop your nation. I recommend doing that before getting into RP.

Alright, what now? Where do I RP?

You can get to the region's ongoing RPs and events in either of the following ways:

  • Through the "Ongoing Events and Perpetual RPs" in the region's World Factbook Entry

  • Through Ainslie's RP Directory, which contains the region's RPs, alliances, and collaboration threads

As a start, I recommend reading the recent posts in the regional news thread and posting some of your own, before moving on to more complex RPs. This would allow players of the region to get acquainted with your nation and your style.

NS is full of useful guides on RPing and writing. This one, for example, is short and to the point. This has all the NSCodes. This thread explains about RPing warfare. There are many more RP guides and tip dispatches or threads around the site - feel free to explore and learn more about RPing.

For any question on the region (or not), feel free to ask on the RMB or to any of the active members.


Read factbook

Or rather more specifically, I highly recommend you (1) Don't RP on the RMB, we don't do that here, and (2) try not to use NS Issues as points to RP from, they're usually so outlandish and feature nations that don't exist in TWI to be worth the bother.

The Blue Islands of Corindia

As of yesterday we officially entered the iCarly renaissance

The Much love from Polar of Aizcona

Keomora wrote:I havenít had water for a few days. And the stores ran out.

Stay safe, and boil snow if need be

The Confederation of Alteran Republics

Remodio wrote:I've always found it interesting that the UKs conservative party wouldn't even dare to speak against the NHS but half of the US's "left" party are against universal healthcare

And our Conservative PM is set to overturn a set of quasi-privatisation rules set by a previous Conservative PM but, guess this, follows on from the original plans of an infamous Labour (left) PM.

The Confederation of Alteran Republics

Trigel wrote:I don't put in much effort. It's my way. Why is that a problem?

🤦‍♂️

The Confederation of Alteran Republics

Trigel wrote:Everybody, we and Miklania are going over my stats

I wish I could watch the slaughter ...

🤭🍿

The Aprosia of New Aapelistan

Trigel wrote:I don't put in much effort. It's my way. Why is that a problem?

I can't even

The Republic of Segentova

Trigel wrote:Everybody, we and Miklania are going over my stats

Oh, whew. Good for you. It won't matter if you don't decide to put in any effort, however.

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