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Old 02-01-2005, 04:25 PM   #1
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Ran across this site the other day, pretty interesting if you like this sorta thing.

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I'm interested to see what you guys come up with.
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The Republic of Rob Miller
"All Are Equal"


UN Category: Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights: Very Good
Economy: Developing
Political Freedoms: Very Good

Location: The East Pacific
The Republic of Rob Miller is a tiny, devout nation, remarkable for its complete lack of prisons. Its compassionate, intelligent 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 government -- a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, socially-minded morass -- devotes most of its attentions to Social Welfare, with areas such as Defence and Law & Order receiving almost no funds by comparison. The average income tax rate is 40%, but much higher for the wealthy. The private sector is almost wholly made up of enterprising fourteen-year-old boys selling lemonade on the sidewalk, although the government is looking at stamping this out.

Crime is well under control. Rob Miller's national animal is the rhino, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its currency is the hot dog.
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The Dominion of Leeada
"Freedom comes at a price"

UN Category: Right-wing Utopia
Civil Rights: Some
Economy: Powerhouse
Political Freedoms: Excellent

Location: The East Pacific
The Dominion of Leeada is a tiny, economically powerful nation, remarkable for its barren, inhospitable landscape. Its hard-nosed, hard-working, intelligent population of 5 million are free to succeed or fail in life on their own merits; the successful tend to enjoy an opulent (but moralistic) lifestyle, while the failures can be seen crowding out most jails.

There is no government in the normal sense the word; however, a small group of community-minded, pro-business individuals is mainly concerned with Law & Order, although Commerce and Religion & Spirituality are secondary priorities. Income tax is unheard of. A powerhouse of a private sector is led by the Retail, Gambling, and Arms Manufacturing industries.

Crime is a serious problem. Leeada's national animal is the cat, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its currency is the token.
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The Republic of New Uberland
"They Way It Was"


UN Category: New York Times Democracy
Civil Rights:
Good Economy:
Strong Political Freedoms:
Superb

Location: North America
The Republic of New Uberland is a tiny, pleasant nation, remarkable for its barren, inhospitable landscape. 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 tiny government is mainly concerned with Religion & Spirituality, although Commerce and Law & Order are secondary priorities. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 4%. A robust private sector is led by the Woodchip Exports, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Pizza Delivery industries.

Crime is a serious problem, and the police force struggles against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. New Uberland's national animal is the bear and its currency is the duller.

-->I'm not too proud of the first part of the last paragraph, but oh well.
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Old 02-01-2005, 10:34 PM   #7
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The Democratic States of The Metroplex
"Who Shot J.R.?"

UN Category: Corporate Bordello
Civil Rights: Very Good
Economy: Powerhouse
Political Freedoms: Superb

The Democratic States of The Metroplex is a tiny, economically powerful nation, remarkable for its barren, inhospitable landscape. Its hard-nosed, hard-working, intelligent population of 5 million are effectively ruled by a group of massive corporations, who run for political office and provide their well-off citizens with world-class goods and services. Their poorer citizens, however, are mostly starving to death while being urged to go out and get real jobs. The populace has reasonably extensive civil rights, although these are mostly aimed at allowing them to buy whatever they like.

There is no government in the normal sense the word; however, a small group of community-minded, pro-business individuals is mainly concerned with Commerce, although Law & Order and Religion & Spirituality are secondary priorities. Income tax is unheard of. A robust private sector is led by the Cheese Exports, Arms Manufacturing, and Information Technology industries.

Crime is a major problem, and the police force struggles against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. The Metroplex's national animal is the longhorn, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its currency is the tortilla.
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The Rogue Nation of Tarkannia
"Nothing Exceeds Like Excess"

UN Category: New York Times Democracy

Civil Rights:
Excellent

Economy:
Strong

Political Freedoms:
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Location: the South Pacific

The Rogue Nation of Tarkannia is a tiny, socially progressive nation, renowned for its compulsory military service. 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 enormous government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Healthcare, and Social Welfare. The average income tax rate is 28%. A substantial private sector is led by the Pizza Delivery industry, followed by Cheese Exports and Book Publishing.

Crime is moderate. Tarkannia's national animal is the werewolf and its currency is the us dollar.
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Rick & Alex.... those links are based on cookies or something so they will only bring you to your own country page
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Old 02-02-2005, 02:13 AM   #11
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The Republic of Beaneastan
"In hyenas we trust"


UN Category: Liberal Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights: Excellent
Excellent Economy:
Developing Political Freedoms:
Superb

Location: the West Pacific
The Republic of Beaneastan is a tiny, socially progressive nation, remarkable for its complete lack of prisons. Its compassionate, intelligent population of 5 million love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The enormous, corrupt, socially-minded government devotes most of its attentions to Social Welfare, with areas such as Law & Order and Defence receiving almost no funds by comparison. The average income tax rate is 35%, but much higher for the wealthy. A tiny private sector is dominated by the Uranium Mining industry.

Crime is well under control. Beaneastan's national animal is the hyena and its currency is the kev.
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Old 02-02-2005, 05:38 PM   #12
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The Republic of Gawainland
"'You Can Run Your Life Better Than We Can'"


UN Category: Corporate Bordello
Civil Rights: Good
Economy: Thriving
Political Freedoms: Superb


Location: the West Pacific
The Republic of Gawainland is a small, economically powerful nation, remarkable for its barren, inhospitable landscape. Its hard-nosed, hard-working, intelligent population of 8 million are effectively ruled by a group of massive corporations, who run for political office and provide their well-off citizens with world-class goods and services. Their poorer citizens, however, are mostly starving to death while being urged to go out and get real jobs. The populace has reasonably extensive civil rights, although these are mostly aimed at allowing them to buy whatever they like.

The small, pro-business government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Religion & Spirituality, and Social Welfare. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 3%. A robust private sector is led by the Trout Farming, Gambling, and Beef-Based Agriculture industries.

Voting is voluntary, employers may fire workers without giving any reason, the alarmingly racist TV show 'Bigtopians Say the Darndest Things' is a hit, and genetic researchers have been expelled. Crime is a serious problem. Gawainland's national animal is the lion, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its currency is the dollar.
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The Commonwealth of Pennsyltuckey
"Expanding Mother Pennsylvania"


UN Category: Right-wing Utopia
Civil Rights:
Some Economy:
Thriving Political Freedoms:
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Location: the Pacific
The Commonwealth of Pennsyltuckey is a tiny, economically powerful nation, renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape. Its hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 6 million are free to succeed or fail in life on their own merits; the successful tend to enjoy an opulent (but moralistic) lifestyle, while the failures can be seen crowding out most jails.

The minute government, or what there is of one, devotes most of its attentions to Law & Order, with areas such as Social Welfare and Religion & Spirituality receiving almost no funds by comparison. Income tax is unheard of. A powerhouse of a private sector is led by the Furniture Restoration, Information Technology, and Door-to-door Insurance Sales industries.

Elections have been outlawed. Crime is a problem. Pennsyltuckey's national animal is the groundhog, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its currency is the keystone.

Pennsyltuckey is ranked 5296th in the region and 75,856th in the world for Largest Soda Pop Sector.
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The Dictatorship of Michael Tyson
"We'll Eat 'Cho Childwen.... With a Smile"


UN Category: Psychotic Dictatorship
Civil Rights: Some
Economy: Fragile
Political Freedoms: Rare

Location: the Pacific
The Dictatorship of Michael Tyson is a tiny, environmentally stunning nation, notable 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, 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 48%, but much higher for the wealthy. Private enterprise is illegal, but for those in the know there is a slick and highly efficient black market in Beef-Based Agriculture.

Crime -- especially youth-related -- is well under control, thanks to the all-pervasive police force. Michael Tyson's national animal is the tiger, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its currency is the dolla.
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Is anyone staying with this? It's a game, not just a quiz, and a fun game at that. They give you one or two (depending on your settings) new issues to deal with a day, and how you react to those issues changes your country's description. You can also do things like join the UN, join an alliance (called regions,) and a bunch of other neat stuff. It's the first online RPG (if you can call it that) that I've really gotten into.

Anyway, note how my country description has changed from the one above now that I've dealt with a few issues:
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The Community of Beaneastan is a small, safe nation, renowned for its complete lack of prisons. Its compassionate, intelligent population of 7 million are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous, socially-minded government devotes most of its attentions to Social Welfare, with areas such as Law & Order and Defence receiving almost no funds by comparison. The average income tax rate is 36%, but much higher for the wealthy. A tiny private sector is dominated by the Uranium Mining industry.

Voting is voluntary and political parties are banned from advertising and receiving private donations. Crime is totally unknown. Beaneastan's national animal is the warthog and its currency is the Interbill.
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Unlike when I started, my people are now "fiercely patriotic" and my government is no longer "corrupt." Woo-hoo! Also, the decisions you make create unintended, extreme effects, which makes the game more interesting. For example, I came out (as president of Beanestan) against corporation funding political parties; as a result, my congress banned all private donations to political parties and barred political parties from advertising. Not my intention at all, but it just makes the game more enjoyable that you have to weigh your decisions knowing there's a good chance that the radical version of your position might be what takes effect.
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