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PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2007 10:36 pm    Post subject: Politics and Roleplaying and Bears, OH MY!!!  Reply with quote

I want to have a thread where we roleplay our own countries and their interactions with other countries. You control pretty much everything about your country, from species type or types to technology level. Magic is allowed and might add to the fun.

This also allows us to roleplay full scale wars, which is extremely exciting.

Post your country here.



My country:
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Sammealin has placed itself on a mountain range, and it is perpetually cold and stormy. It relies heavily on it's neighbors for food imports. It exports metals, which it's people mine from the mountain.

The people are humans, although the average height is about five feet. They are extremely resilient to uncomfortable situations, able to survive extremes much better then your average human.

They use rifles and zepplins, although both are more effective then their name sakes.

Population: 20 million
National currency is the dabloon
National animal is the polar bear, which frolicks on the frigid slopes of the nation.
More will be edited in when I think it up.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2007 10:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Grr... curse my not being able to play this due to being away for the last half of summer.

Hopefully things will still be open when I get back.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2007 10:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey, I'm going to be away for three weeks starting the 22nd. I just want to get it started. This is going to be long running, and won't end until people lose interest.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2007 10:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Country Name: The Armed Republic of Badguy
Shorthand Name: Badguy
Leader: God-King Karlin
Government Type: Oppressive Dictatorship
Economy: Flourishing
Population: est. 4,627,987 (not including kidnappings))
Birth Rate: 7 babies per second
Death Rate: 5 deaths per second
Climate: Alpine
Motto: Woe to the conquered
Main import: Military supplies
Main export: Fabrics and clothing
National Animal: Peregrine Falcon
National Flower: Oleander
Currency: Sin: "Ictus", Pl: "Ictum"
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2007 11:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll wait for two more people to make countries. Then I'll make the thread. No limit to people participating, the more the merrier.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2007 12:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Glorius Dictatorship of Anglarctur will be up shortly.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2007 12:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heh, Anglarctur's back.


I had a thought regarding the map... why not make it dynamic? That is, instead of drawing up a map and letting people define where their countries are, or having people describe their countries and then draw up a map showing them, just have the first person--in this case Geo--draw up a map of his country (and if he wants some of the surrounding area), then have Nevr add to that with his country. For example:

[Geo: *posts map done in Paint or something that shows Sammealin and a bit of the surrounding area*]

[Nevr: *posts map done in Paint or something that shows Badguy and a bit of the surrounding area, with an arrow in one corner of the map that says "Yonder be the Lin of Sammea" or something.]

It might work... and if it seems odd that countries wouldn't know about or interact with their neighbors, just say that they've always had some small diplomatic contact, but this is more important.

Alternatively...

Geo starts by drawing up a map of Sammealin, then Nevr draws up a map of Badguy with a mention of its geographic relation to Sammealin. Then, Geo expands the first map with a representation of Badguy. So when the game starts, the map would have Sammealin, Badguy, the two other countries, and the rest would just say "Terra Incognita."


Those are two options... and then there's always the more conventional ways.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2007 12:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If I was to Map out Sammealin, It would be a squiggly circle that is basically covered in mountain ranges.

I like your idea, but I'm no cartographer.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2007 12:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's pretty much what Badguy would look like. I would open MS Paint, get the pencil tool, and then draw a really squiggly shape without thinking too much about it.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2007 12:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's always Paint or Autorealm.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2007 12:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, if you are up to the task, map on!
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2007 11:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anglarctur is a large, well populated country. It is landlocked. To the north are a range of mountains, in which the famous diamond mines are found as well as other types of mines. The west is where most of the agriculture takes place, the area being well suited to farming. To the east is a large forest, and to the south are mostly featureless plains. A large, long river flows down from the northern mountains across the center.

The economy in Anglarctur is very good. The country has a diverse economy and is mostly self-sufficient, it's greatest exports being diamonds. The country's greatest imports are silk and alchohol

Name: Anglarctur
Goverment: Military Dictatorship
Leader: Supreme Commander Nathaniel Coffyn
Population: Large
National Animal: Grizzly bear, who were going into extinction until recently being made national animal. Now they are slowly recovering, as anyone that kills one is subject to immediate beheading.
Currency: Anglarcturian Dollar

Twenty years ago, Anglarctur was a monarchy. It was under the rulership of a senile, mad king. Eventually his oppression of the people and insane policies caught up to him when he fired the head of the military, Nathaniel Coffyn, and replaced him with a son of his friend. Enraged, Coffyn led a revolt against the king that was almost bloodless, as nearly the whole country joined in. Killing the king personally, Coffyn became the hero of the revolution and Supreme Commander. He has proven a capable ruler, but harbors a taste for conquest.

Anglarctur is a heavily militarized nation, with a large percentage of the population in the military. There are two important reasons for this. Nationalism is extremely prevalent among the populace of Anglarctur, mostly due to Nathaniel Coffyn's propagandizing. Secondly, military members are elevated far above the common people in terms of status and wealth if they survive long enough.

The people of Anglarctur believe that humans are the greatest race, and that all non-humans are worthless scum to be eliminated. Above all, they believe in the superiority of native born Anglarcturians to all others. Also, they believe the Imperial religion (called so because it was brought to the forefront by the first emperor of Anglarctur) is the correct one, and that all other beliefs are heresy.

Little of this is known to the rest of the world, though. Not much is heard out of Anglarctur, as merchants are considered outsiders and kept at the borders, ostensibly for "security reasons". Also, Nathaniel has a vigilant intelligence and counterintelligence network that is good at keeping the rest of the world from knowing what's going on inside Anglarctur.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2007 12:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Overview
Country Name: Aranea
Government: Unstable
Population: 6 million(Assorted Dark Elves and Humans, and many races of slaves)
National Flag:
Currency: Blood money(xB)
Religions: The Dark Mother(63%), Alsythuth(21%), Thraud(7%), Other(9%)
Major cities: Herathoth(capital), Arras'zur, Narrishtah, Devoren, Draz'Kuri, Gaundroth, Kolnahos, Merezzym
Major powers: Seekers of na'Koth, The Cabal, Hidden Knives
Exports: Spider Silk, Gems, Slaves

Leader

Name: Elsiath
Gender: Female
Race: Drow
Personality: Cruel, dark, merciless

Editing in more later.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2007 11:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would like to participate in this, but I don't have any experience in politics, nor do I really have the patience to think up a whole country. Post reserved for possible future editing, in any case.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2007 12:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Country Name: The Landsvall Empire
Alternative Country Names: The Most Honorable and Righteous Imperial Landsvallian Nation, The Empire of Landsvall, the Imperial Landsvallian Nation
Short Name: Landsvall
Leader: Emperor Roland IV
Government Type: Monarchial. Emperor Roland holds supreme administrative power in addition to personally owning a few large corporate interests in strategic areas of the economy.
Economy: Strong. Landsvall is more than self-sufficient agriculturally, possesses an expansive and efficient infrastructure, and has several powerful industrial centers.
Population: Approximately fifteen million*.
Climate: Northern Temperate.
Geography: The landlocked Landsvall has plains and grasslands in the south, and mountains in the north. They also possess some colonies abroad, on a continent to the south. The southern continent is tropical and mostly covered with jungles.
Motto: Vox Imperium, Vox Dei.
Main Import: Luxury Materials (Cotton, gold, silver, tobacco, etc.)
Main Export: Manufactured Goods
Currency: Imperial Mark
Military: The Imperial Landsvall Army is large and professional, with a focus on the skill and effectiveness of the individual soldier. Their infantry corps is large and well-trained, and their armored cavalry are effective though not very far above par. Their air fleet, however, is equipped with some of the best technology available, and the zeppelins of the Imperial Airfleets are capable of projecting Landsvall's power throughout the region. Their air forces are also well-trained and equipped, and the skies of Landsvall are guarded well by the planes of the Imperial Air Force.

((I'll add more to this later.))

((*This would have been about ten times higher, but then I saw that Nevr had listed a rather small pop for Badguy. I may change it if we get to discussing scale and population.))


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2007 12:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds good, get RPin.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2007 4:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I might have to tweak the population for Badguy, as looking back it seems rather pitiful for a nation who is supposed to have a lot of military might.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2007 4:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You could always leave it as it is, and specify that said military might is a (relatively) small number of highly trained elites as opposed to lots of grunts.[/two cents]
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2007 4:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Destro Yersul wrote:
You could always leave it as it is, and specify that said military might is a (relatively) small number of highly trained elites as opposed to lots of grunts.[/two cents]

But it's already been established in-game that Badguy has been kidnapping people from nearby countries to train as soldiers.

Besides, I realized that the problem was that I was trying to compare Badguy to the USA, and for some reaosn my brain blanked and I thought that the USA had 3 million residents instead of 3 hundred million.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2007 4:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah. Well...

Hmm...

Lots of Elites and a large detachment of Grunts? If you had, pretty much, every able person in the military, not counting the kids and essential personnel, that'd still give you around *number crunching ensues*

1.2 million soldiers
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2007 4:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The nation's chief export is fabcric and clothing apparel.

In other words, Karlin's using a good chunk of the nation for cheap labor. That just statistically won't work if over half of his country is in the military.
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That's counting the "aquired" recruits who, I assumed, were not listed as population.

Said good chunk need not consist of any men either. They get to be soldiers. Considering you're oppressive, it could work.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2007 4:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmmm, that is a sound point...

But I still want to at least increase the population a little.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2007 4:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not stopping you. You're an Alpine country too, which helps. Everyone loves natural defenses!
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2007 4:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Increased to 4 million, even though I still feel like it's too small.


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