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I played this game for a long time years back, and I'm at work and bored so I figured I'd give it another spin.

It's a free government simulator, and it's very low intensity (about three or four minutes per session, and there's not point in playing more than once a day). You create a ficticious nation, complete with flag, unique currency and national animal and every day the game gives you an issue to take a position on. The game tracks the ideological movements of you government and assesses its effects on the economy, civil liberties and what not.

It's light-hearted, simple, and a lot of fun to mess with. You'll find the game front end here.
After you make a country, you can click on the region menu on the left (the default region is usually the North Pacific, or something like that) and move your country to Stanistan, the GWJ region I made. The password is gwjnations.

Here's my country.

The creator of the game is also the author of a great novel that inspired the website.

I highly recommend Jennifer Government if you''re looking for a similarly-styled, lighthearted satire on government and big business.

I joined your region. Krazydom

The Jingoistic States of Bedurnia will last for a thousand years!

The Jingoistic States of Bedurnica is a tiny, pleasant nation, notable for its absence of drug laws. Its hard-nosed, hard-working population of 5 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.

The medium-sized government is mainly concerned with Law & Order, although Healthcare and Education are on the agenda. The average income tax rate is 16%. A substantial private sector is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, followed by Furniture Restoration and Uranium Mining.

Crime is moderate. Bedurnica''s national animal is the free range chicken and its currency is the durn.

We''ve got arms manufacturing and uranium! I hope I can use nuclear blackmail in the near future.

We''ve got arms manufacturing and uranium! I hope I can use nuclear blackmail in the near future.

I''m a power hungry militaristic society. I think we may have to talk...

The Armed Republic of Krazydom salutes thee!

Joe, that name is ridiculous. I love it.

Langomorphia has also joined the region. I''m a little dismayed that religion is listed as one of my governmental priorities, the question was about spiritualism, which I don''t necessarily equate with (organised) religion - but I guess that will work out as I resolve governmental issues.

http://www.nationstates.net/cgi-bin/...

btw, if anyone wants to clue me in on how to rename a link, that would be cool.

[ url=link]name[ /url]

let me try
langomorphia

hey - thanks! you''re cool

Ferretministan

The Protectorate of Ferretministan is a tiny, economically powerful nation, remarkable for its compulsory military service. Its compassionate, hard-working, cynical population of 5 million are rabid consumers, partly through choice and partly because the government tells them to and dissenters tend to vanish from their homes at night.

The tiny government juggles the competing demands of Commerce, Defence, and Social Welfare. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 2%. A healthy private sector is led by the Pizza Delivery industry, followed by Woodchip Exports and Soda Sales.

Crime is a problem, probably because of the country''s utter lack of prisons. Ferretministan''s national animal is the ferret, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its currency is the dook.

You can find me under The Nomadic Peoples of Sleipnia

""The Nomadic Peoples of Sleipnia is a tiny, environmentally stunning nation, remarkable for its strong anti-business politics. Its hard-nosed population of 5 million enjoy extensive civil rights and enjoy a level of social equality free from the usual accompanying government corruption.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, liberal, socially-minded government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Religion & Spirituality, Law & Order, and Healthcare. The average income tax rate is 50%, and even higher for the wealthy. Private enterprise is illegal, but for those in the know there is a slick and highly efficient black market in Trout Farming.

Crime is moderate. Sleipnia''s national animal is the intoxicated equine, which frolics freely in the nation''s many lush forests, and its currency is the stout.""

Whee, that was fun

The Oppressed Peoples of Yes You Have To are pleased to join your infamous alliance.

UN Category: Psychotic Dictatorship
Civil Rights: Unheard Of
Economy: Imploded
Political Freedoms: Outlawed

The Oppressed Peoples of Yes You Have To is a tiny, safe nation, renowned for its compulsory military service. Its hard-nosed, cynical population of 5 million are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as ""my little playthings.""

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, corrupt, moralistic, socially-minded government stops and the rest of society begins, but it devotes most of its attentions to Law & Order, with areas such as Religion & Spirituality and Social Welfare receiving almost no funds by comparison. The average income tax rate is 54%, and even higher for the wealthy. Private enterprise is illegal, but for those in the know there is a slick and highly efficient black market in Woodchip Exports.

Crime -- especially youth-related -- is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force. Yes You Have To''s national animal is the censored skeptic, which frolics freely in the nation''s many lush forests, and its currency is the duress.

So if anyone''s in the market for illegal woodchips, we should talk.

I just got a random msg from a random person. It said:

""Hey! You''ve got a beaver problem too!""

I never knew having a multitude of beavers was a problem.

When they smell of cat pee, it can be a problem. Beavers should be sent-free. Cat pee is the worst.

I''m interested in your ideas and would like to subscribe to your magazine or newsletter. Are you actively playing? Is it worth my precious time?

The Borderlands of Mynoggin is a tiny, safe nation, notable for its compulsory military service. Its hard-nosed, hard-working population of 5 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.

The enormous government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Education, and Healthcare. The average income tax rate is 27%. A large private sector is led by the Cheese Exports industry, followed by Arms Manufacturing and Soda Sales.

Crime -- especially youth-related -- is relatively low, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Mynoggin''s national animal is the wombat and its currency is the goomb.

Cheese exports... fear my economic might!

For any who haven't been to the site in a bit, today's infographic is:
The Nudest in Stanistan: The following nations have the most liberal attitudes to public nudity.

KrazyTaco's country is first in the region (of course).

Swampy, I didn't see your post until just now. Join up, brother. It's pretty amusing and only takes about 5 minutes a day.

I plan to, buddy. As soon as I get some down time that isn't already filled up with stuff that has been put off.

I'm thinking a benevolent theocratic dictatorship...

You gonna ever send that CIV 3 turn BTW?

the nation of BoomBangPow has been born

SwampYankee wrote:

You gonna ever send that CIV 3 turn BTW?

*forehead slap*

I thought YOU had it.

Yeah Sanj, you sure are taking a while with that next turn. The Zulu tribes are growing impatient and quite irratable.

How did I end up with a 26% tax rate?

The Fiefdom of Burien

The Democratic Republic of Greenada
Civil Rights: Excellent
Economy: Strong
Political Freedoms: Superb

The Democratic Republic of Greenada is a tiny, socially progressive nation, notable for its complete absence of social welfare. 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.

The minute, corrupt government, or what there is of one, is effectively ruled by the Department of Law & Order, with areas such as Social Welfare and Religion & Spirituality receiving almost no funds by comparison. The average income tax rate is 2%. A substantial private sector is led by the Gambling industry, followed by Information Technology and Trout Farming.

Crime is a serious problem. Greenada's national animal is the puppy and its currency is the greenie.

That looks very cool, thanks Sanj!

The Fiefdom of Crumption has just joined the Republic! (Or the Empire... I never get that one right.)

Funny. I played this game for about two weeks back when it first showed up, then lost interest when I saw that there were only 30 or so issues. Are there more this time around?

The Allied States of Kulturnia is a tiny, safe nation, renowned for its devotion to social welfare. Its compassionate, intelligent population of 5 million are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whoever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, corrupt, liberal, socially-minded government stops and the rest of society begins, but it devotes most of its attentions to Social Welfare, with areas such as Law & Order and Religion & Spirituality receiving almost no funds by comparison. The average income tax rate is 65%, and even higher for the wealthy. Private enterprise is illegal, but for those in the know there is a slick and highly efficient black market in Information Technology.

Crime is totally unknown. Kulturnia's national animal is the aiai, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its currency is the nullo.

http://www.nationstates.net/cgi-bin/...

Vectorona has joined the great region of Stanistan! "Today Is Going To Hurt"

"The Republic of Vectorona is a tiny, environmentally stunning nation, renowned for its burgeoning leatherback sea turtle population. Its hard-nosed population of 5 million are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The large government is mainly concerned with Law & Order, although Healthcare and Social Welfare are secondary priorities. The average income tax rate is 29%, but much higher for the wealthy. A small but healthy private sector is dominated by the Cheese Exports industry.

Crime is relatively low, thanks to a well-funded police force. Vectorona's national animal is the leatherback sea turtle, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its currency is the koobli."

The international Community should just shut the hell up. I give you:

The Armed Republic of FuggetAboutEt

The Armed Republic of FuggetAboutEt is a tiny, pleasant nation, remarkable for its compulsory military service. Its hard-nosed, hard-working, intelligent population of 5 million are highly moralistic and fiercely conservative, in the sense that they tend to believe most things should be outlawed. People who have good jobs and work quietly at them are lauded; others are viewed with suspicion.

The tiny government concentrates mainly on Law & Order, although Defence and Commerce are on the agenda. The average income tax rate is 4%. A healthy private sector is led by the Door-to-door Insurance Sales, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Gambling industries.

Crime is a problem. FuggetAboutEt's national animal is the Scungilli and its currency is the Sontin-Sontin
National Motto: "I'll bust your F*ckin face!"

Mmmmm. Beef Based Agriculture!

I want to invade someone.

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