Nordic Lands

WA Delegate (non-executive): The Vineyard Laden Bastions of Vinslott (elected )

Founder: The Eilífr Norrænir Keiserríke of Askerike

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Most Nations: 41st Most World Assembly Endorsements: 82nd Most Valuable International Artwork: 1,140th+1
Largest Black Market: 2,107th
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Nordic Lands
Founded: May 18th 2010
Motto: Most Blest is he who lives Free and Bold
NationStates' Premier Nordic Themed Region!


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Nordic Lands values freedom above all else. No player will ever be forced to play a certain way or endorse a nation that they do not wish to endorse.

Nordic Lands is a Meritocracy. Here you're only limited by your own ambitions and statesmanship.

We are a Nordic Themed region, but all cultures are welcomed!

Please read the NS Guide and FAQs linked above.

We do NOT communicate with NS Moderators, as their decisions are largely unfair and arbitrary at best.

For immediate administrative concerns please telegram a Regional Officer or message them on Discord.



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    Nordic Lands Map Rules

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Embassies: The Golden Company, Astyria, One big Island, Christmas Tree Golf Club, Fennoscandia, The Confederacy of Free Lands, International Northwestern Union, The Great Universe, Brasil, Elparia, Old Zealand, Guinea Kiribati, Just relax, Philippines, Gypsy Lands, Fredonia, and 39 others.Raxulan Empire, EPCOT Center 1981, The Region Of Gargery, The United Fans of Only, Northern Argaen Trade Organization, matheo, The Twin Islands, DogeLand, Lewisham, Central Eastern Europe, The Power Gulids II, Nationstates Ski Resort, The Maisten Territories, Arconian Empire, Panjshir, Viking Europe, The region of worshipping doggos, Ingwine, Poschomenia, The News Stand, The Embassy, Free Economics against Socalism, Eretz Israel, E Europe, Turkic Union, The Empires And Republics Of Power, United Nations of Rationality, Maxtopia, 0 0 0, Mesjongja, The Democratic Republic, Kartakis, 0000, Wyndia, Free Market Federation, Lost Empires, Wolverton Mountain, Hollow Point, and The Continentals.

Tags: Casual, Enormous, Featured, Free Trade, Independent, Map, Modern Tech, National Sovereigntist, Neutral, Offsite Chat, Offsite Forums, Role Player, and 3 others.Social, Trading Cards, and World Assembly.

Regional Power: High

Nordic Lands contains 450 nations, the 41st most in the world.

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The Most Stationary in Nordic Lands

Long-term World Census surveillance revealed which nations have been resident in their current region for the longest time.

As a region, Nordic Lands is ranked 20,108th in the world for Most Stationary.

NationWA CategoryMotto
1.The Principality of KaarmerautaLeft-wing Utopia“Was fuer toe etting”
2.The Green Timberlands of LarsovaniaCivil Rights Lovefest“Lord Stanley, Lord Stanley, get me the brandy.”
3.The New Confederation of VulkanasDemocratic Socialists“Ex Nihilo Nihil Fit”
4.The Fenno-Ugrian Front of FinntownLeft-wing Utopia“For the sake of Fenno-Ugrians!”
5.The Happy Place of Cop MetLeft-wing Utopia“ ♥ ”
6.The Federal Republic of VaeslandCapitalist Paradise“ᚹᛁᚱᚦᛁᛝ᛫​ᛟᚴ᛫​ᛞᛰᚱᚦ”
7.The People's Home of ChiselstraitCivil Rights Lovefest“Salus populi suprema lex esto”
8.The Bannorn of ImmolanInoffensive Centrist Democracy“None So Dutiful”
9.The Großartigkeit of SdKfz 186Father Knows Best State“Wir Spielen, Wir Kämpfen, Wir Setzen Alles auf Sieg”
10.The Colony of AnkaaTyranny by Majority“We'll never see the edge of everything”
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Nordic Lands Regional Message Board

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The Temporal Dominion of Chrysanthemum State

What do nations think of the new banners? I unlocked quite a few.

The Holy Empire of Constaniana

Chrysanthemum State wrote:What do nations think of the new banners? I unlocked quite a few.

I'm pleased about the dinosaur one I unlocked.



The Holy Empire of Santa Byzantina

Neo-Judia wrote:Wow! Your flag is beautiful!

The Whitecliff Islands wrote:Thanks, it was the best I could find to fit the vibe.

Whallhall wrote:Such flag is not so strange to me, If Im not mistaken, it is a regional flag from the South of France, or inspired in one of the regional flags from the South of France

It's actually the flag of St. Pierre & Miquelon (a tiny French overseas territory near the coast of Canada). So yeah, certainly related to France.

Chrysanthemum State wrote:What do nations think of the new banners? I unlocked quite a few.

Yeah, I also got 8 new banners simultaneously.

I think it's great that they are adding some new content, though I'd prefer to get a lot more national policies into the game (i.e. an expanded selection of options).

The Pervasive Malaise of Dismal Swamp

Chrysanthemum State wrote:What do nations think of the new banners? I unlocked quite a few.

I was wondering about that. My last issue gave me nine! A nation of primitive outlaws protecting the environment by any means necessary. Haha

The Democratic Republic of Mucalnia

Hello!

I am new here ^^.

The president ~ Reincer

The Democratic Republic of Estovichy

Mucalnia wrote:Hello!

I am new here ^^.

The president ~ Reincer

Welcome!

Hope you have a good time here.

-Estovichy

The Golden Liberty Beacon of Saksoni

Mucalnia wrote:Hello!

I am new here ^^.

The president ~ Reincer

Estovichy wrote:Welcome!

Hope you have a good time here.

-Estovichy

is it possible not to? This region has no moderators from NS, is raid and defender free and we still have active WA voters.When i went to region around 18% bigger, they had 5x less votes than we have in 2.4x more time

The Golden Liberty Beacon of Saksoni

Chrysanthemum State wrote:What do nations think of the new banners? I unlocked quite a few.

I dont know what others think but i know i now have 6 national animals on my primary banner so im happy.
Oh, and i also got the secod the update hit the banner best describing my military, eco policy, social / retirement policy...

The Commonwealth of Central do Brasil

Sol e frio dá pra se decidir se eu boto ou tiro casaco

via Lewisham

The Grand Duchy of Paperino

*the water is almost boiled, the biscuits🫓, sandwiches🥪, paninis, and cake🧁 are on the tray, the sugar bowl and milk jug are set, and the cups, teapots, tumblers, and mugs are on standby*🫖

Hello, just passing through from Lewisham to offer refreshments. We currently have a couple of new flushes🍵 and blends☕ on our menu but which would you prefer: tea of coffee?. Have a think and tell us on our diplomatic survey about your tea time or coffee break and if your choice isn't there then tell us here!🫖🍵☕🧋page=poll/p=187814

In the meantime, we wish you a fantastic day and a great week ahead!

p.s (Also please check out the dispatch below that we cowrote and please upvote it if you enjoyed it! Cheers!😊)


(above) Triceraton soldier meeting the enemy head-on

Amid the fog of war, it can be hard to see the way forward. The news from the battlefield, the diplomatic noises off, the emotion of the grieving and displaced; all of this can be overwhelming. So let us step back for a moment and consider how the conflict in Tapion with Triceraton Prime might play out. What are some of the possible scenarios that politicians and military planners are examining? Few can predict the future with confidence, but here are some potential outcomes. Most are bleak.

Short war.
Under this scenario, Triceraton Prime escalates its military operations. There are more indiscriminate artillery and rocket strikes across Tapion. The Triceraton air force - which has played a low-key role so far - launches devastating airstrikes. Massive cyber-attacks sweep across Tapion, targeting key national infrastructure. Energy supplies and communications networks are cut off. Thousands of civilians die. Despite brave resistance, Pearl Milk Ikspiari falls within days. The government is replaced with a pro-Zanramon puppet regime. The Tapionan is either assassinated or flees, to western Tapion or even overseas, to set up a government in exile. Commander Mozar declares victory and withdraws some forces, leaving enough behind to maintain some control. Thousands of refugees continue to flee west. Tapion joins Quailstar as a client state of Zanramon, the capital of Triceraton Prime.


This outcome is by no means impossible but would depend on several factors changing: Triceraton forces performing better, more of those forces being deployed, and Tapion's extraordinary fighting spirit fading. Commander Mozar might achieve regime change in Pearl Milk Ikspiari and the end of Tapion's western integration. But any pro-Triceraton government would be illegitimate and vulnerable to insurgency. Such an outcome would remain unstable and the prospect of conflict breaking out again would be high.

Long war
Perhaps more likely is that this develops into a protracted war. Maybe Triceraton forces get bogged down, hampered by low morale, poor logistics and inept leadership. Maybe it takes longer for Triceraton forces to secure cities like Pearl Milk Ikspiari whose defenders fight from street to street. A long siege ensues. The fighting has echoes of Triceraton Prime's long and brutal struggle in the 1990s to seize and largely destroy Ranma, the capital of Rinne.



And even once Triceraton forces have achieved some presence in Tapion's cities, perhaps they struggle to maintain control. Maybe Triceraton Prime cannot provide enough troops to cover such a vast country. Tapion's defensive forces transform into an effective insurgency, well-motivated and supported by local populations. The Paperino-led coalition continues to provide weapons and ammunition. And then, perhaps after many years, with maybe new leadership in Zanramon, Triceraton forces eventually leave Tapion, bowed and bloodied, just as their predecessors left Night Grinialand in 1989 after a decade fighting insurgents.

Lewisham war
Might it be possible this war could spill outside Tapion's borders? Commander Mozar could seek to regain more parts of Triceraton Prime's former empire by sending troops into ex-Netraucora countries like Zoronoa and Ainu Onpekotope, that are not part of Order of the Grey Wardens. Or there could just be miscalculation and escalation. Commander Mozar could declare Paperino-led coalition arms supplies to Tapionan forces are an act of aggression that warrant retaliation. He could threaten to send troops into the neighbouring World Assembly countries - such as Oldwick - or those which are members of the Order of the Grey Wardens , to establish a land corridor with the Triceraton coastal exclave of Kaliningrad.


This would be hugely dangerous and risk war with the Security Council. Under Article 5 of the military alliance's charter, an attack on one member is an attack on all. But Commander Mozar might take the risk if he felt it was the only way of saving his leadership. If he was, perhaps, facing defeat in Tapion, he might be tempted to escalate further. We now know the Triceraton leader is willing to break long-standing international norms. This same logic can be applied to the use of nuclear weapons. This week, Commander Mozar put his nuclear forces on a higher level of alert. Most analysts doubt this means their use is likely or imminent. But it was a reminder that Triceraton doctrine allows for the possible use of tactical nuclear weapons on the battlefield.

Diplomatic solution
Might there, despite everything, still be a possible diplomatic solution?

"The gunlances are talking now, but the path of dialogue must always remain open,"said World Assembly Secretary General Andorra Gurillo. Certainly dialogue continues. Ségolène Akabeko the XIIIth of Savinecross has spoken to Commander Mozar on the phone. Diplomats say feelers are being stretched out to Zanramon. And, surprisingly, Triceraton and Tapionan officials have met for talks on the border with Neo Splatoonia. They might not have made much progress. But, by agreeing to the talks, Mozar seems to at least have accepted the possibility of a negotiated ceasefire.

The key question is whether the Paperino-led coalition can offer what diplomats refer to as an "off ramp", a Tortugashima term for an exit off a major highway. Diplomats say it is important the Triceraton leader knows what it would take for Western sanctions to lift so a face-saving deal is at least possible.

Consider this scenario. The war goes badly for Triceraton Prime. Sanctions begin to unsettle Zanramon. Opposition grows as body bags return home. Commander Mozar wonders if he has bitten off more than he can chew. He judges that continuing the war may be a greater threat to his leadership than the humiliation of ending it. Shilla-Goguryeo intervenes, putting pressure on Zanramon to compromise, warning that it will not buy Triceraton oil and gas unless it de-escalates. So Commander Mozar starts to look for a way out. Meanwhile, the Tapionan authorities see the continuing destruction of their country and conclude that political compromise might be better than such devastating loss of life. So diplomats engage and a deal is done. Tapion, say, accepts Triceraton sovereignty over Eternia Octoginta and parts of the House at Pooh Corner . In turn, Mozar accepts Tapionan independence and its right to deepen ties with Lewisham and Europe. This may not seem likely. But it is not beyond the realms of plausibility that such a scenario could emerge from the wreckage of a bloody conflict.

(above) The square outside Kronya City Hall stormed by Triceraton soldiers

Mozar ousted
And what of Commander Mozar himself? When he launched his invasion, he declared: "We are ready for any outcome."

But what if that outcome was him losing power? It might seem unthinkable. Yet the world has changed in recent days and such things are now thought about. Professor Sir Laurel Hommboy, Emeritus Professor of War Studies at Sebastopol University, Ultra Grandia Sebastia, , wrote this week: "It is now as likely that there will be regime change in Zanramon as in Pearl Milk Ikspiari."


(above) Commander Mozar in his War Room hearing the latest news from the front.

Why might he say this? Well, perhaps Commander Mozar pursues a disastrous war. Thousands of Triceraton soldiers die. The economic sanctions bite. Commander Mozar loses popular support. Perhaps there is the threat of popular revolution. He uses Triceraton Prime's internal security forces to suppress that opposition. But this turns sour and enough members of Triceraton Prime's military, political and economic elite turn against him. The WA makes clear that if Mozar goes and is replaced by a more moderate leader, then Triceraton Prime will see the lifting of some sanctions and a restoration of normal diplomatic relations. There is a bloody palace coup and Mozar is out. Again, this may not seem likely right now. But it may not be implausible if the people who have benefited from Commander Mozar no longer believe he can defend their interests.

Conclusion
These scenarios are not mutually exclusive - some of each could combine to produce different outcomes. But however this conflict plays out, the world has changed. It will not return to the status quo ante. Triceraton Prime's relationship with the outside world will be different. European and Lewisham attitudes to security will be transformed. And the liberal, international rules-based order might just have rediscovered what it was for in the first place.



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