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    PMN NEWS HAPPY FORMATION DAY! On December 31st,1501, following the ten years war, the two kingdoms unified a Charleston Castle. Throughout the day parades have taken place across the nation, with 10,000 military service men and women in Bartholomew Plaza, and a flyby of 90% of the RPAF fleet over the south coast cities, whilst the navy mostly conducted training excercisizes in the leverne islands. The day also contains a ceremony performed by most of the nobles of the nations, they are all booked into the Elevoir Ferguson on the the small Leverne Island, and hold special celebrations and traditional dances. Millions held parties as the celebration coincided with the new year. So from all of us at PMN, have a Happy Formation Day, and a happy new Year!
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    PMN BREAKING NEWS MILITARY TAKE AA ENCAMPMENT After a long day of fighting and an eventual airstrike the AA’s Berkton encampment has been taken by military forces. The Ministry of Defence has stated that 19 AA terrorists were killed in the battle, along with 43 taken prisoner. Unfortunately 4 PyeMcGowian Soldiers were killed during the chaos and after the 4th the operation commander called in an airstrike from the PNS Malcolm (One of PyeMcGowan’s Aircraft carriers in the Auraid bay) the airstrike was the final blow to the base’s defences allowing military vehichles to enter. The Prime Minister announced that a majority of the army’s budget will be spent on the destruction of the AA, and futher amounts will be spent in other branches of the military. In other News PMS TYLLUAN LAUNCHED. After a long construction process, PyeMcGowan’s flagship aircraft carrier has been launched from Dawson Shipyard. The launch was supposed to take place yesterday, but was deleyed due to a security issue. The new city at sea contains a corner shop, palace class admirals quaters and an international airport class airtraffic control tower, rivaling even Charleston. The ship went over budget by 1.2 Billion Auraids, adding to the total cost of 12.6 Billion, most of the navy’s budget until mid 2020. Billsburys goes bust. The supermarket chain Billsburys has been losing money for the last decade and finally its dominence over the budget food sector has come to an end as the company sells its last few branches to United Retail’s Uniton’s as it struggles to leave its mountains of debt. So far 11,450 people have lost their jobs and a futher 5,000 are excpected before Autumn. Snow storms batter north and east. As Mid winter has approached the snow has got heavier and heavier, so much so that a Dunder oil pump is barely visable under the snow north if Hagren. And Wendover hasnt been left either. The famous Jenkins manor had to be evacuated by the second floor as snow punched through the lower windows, and unfortunately one person died as they were trapped whilst trying to use the furnace. The Emergency services have asked people to stay calm and if snow reaches above your waist, please resort to a an upper floor with food and warmth. If you are in an emergency please dial 1500 and state snow emergency. From there a specialist team will either escort you to a shelter or provide you with the necissary equipment to stay home.
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    Current CEO(s): Leo Murway & Geoffrey Kirk Murway-Kirk is one of the largest companies to dominate the Salvian landscape. Originally founded by a pair of friends in the economic boom of the late 19th century, the company has evolved its products as technology as improved. Originally selling lamps and workshop tools, the company has focused its production on electronic parts, for everything from consumer use in phones and laptops to powerful supercomputers used by scientists or the government. The company has recently begun manufacturing parts for smart cars and military equipment, including parts for reconnaissance, airplanes, ships, and land vehicles. The company since the turn of the 21st century has been seeking international customers, private and government. The company is seeking to expand to newer markets, including electronic parts for manufacturing and oil production, among many others. Welcome to the Murway-Kirk Company!
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    PMN CHRISTMAS ROUNDUP THE KING’S SPEACH. At midday on Christmas the annual Speach performed by His Majesty the King George takes place. He spoke about his recent coronation, and the aftermath of his fathers death. But he also pledged that the royal family would sell Anderson Palace and donate the earnings to the Royal Trust, a charity founded by King William in 1968. The trust supports impoverished regions of the world. THREE DEAD IN HAMMINGSGATE HALL. On Christmas Eve the Hammingsgate police received a number of calls regarding the safety of Edward and Agatha Ribbentrop. When the police arrived they found Rupert Ribbentrop, their son, hiding in a cupboard, following a robbery gone wrong. As the police searched the premesis they found a maid lying injured and barely breathing at a smashed window. She later died in hospital. The 10 year old son has been sent to live with his Uncle, Second Lord of the Admiralty Ferguson Ribbentrop. The ₳35 Million Estate will be kept until the property ownership age of 18. WENDIGO MINING BOUGHT BY SILVERSTEEN CORP. The extraction giant Wendigo Mining has been bought by SILVERSTEEN holdings for 13.5 Billion Auraids. The move comes just days after the mining tycoon Rick Wendigo was forced to pay 3.5 billion after a divorce with Actress Jennifer Stevensen, star of Wendover Down and The Way. Following the divorce Mr Wendigo spent frivolously on houses in Nova Marina and Yachts in the Mediargic. The Investment Corporation SILVERSTEEN holdings says that “This is a great opportunity for Silversteen to expand into the Recourse sector” CBI TERMINAL 2 FIRE LEAVES 1 DEAD AND 50,000 PEOPLE DELEYED. On Thursday human error caused a fire to break out in the baggage handling department which quickly spread around the terminal. 5 Flights were currently at the terminal with hundreds inside and around 5 gallons of jet fuel. Thankfully the fire did not effect the fuel. As the fire spread to the duty free shopping centre one person got trapped in the Book Store where they later died due to smoke inhalation. The fire has left the terminal out of use at peak times
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    The 7 days before our annual birthday on January 9th.
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    PNN BREAKING NEWS ANDERSON INDEPENDENCE VOTE RESULTS A FEW MOMENTS AGO, ANDERSONIAN OFFICIALS RELEASED THE RESULTS OF THE RECENT INDEPENDENCE VOTE THAT TOOK PLACE LAST THURSDAY, And the people of Anderson will narrowly remain PyeMcGowians with a narrow 50.5%, Vassalge with 32.5% and Independence with 18%. It was expected that 7.5 million took part in the referendum and it had a much larger turnout than expected following polls that suggested that only 60% would vote whilst 84% actually did. So what does this mean for the future of Anderson? The Government has promised Anderson more devolved Powers, handed to its Provincial Assembly , such as policing, tax rates, healthcare and borders(Land and sea) as the province shares a border with @Theodoria. The Andersonian Independance Party’s membership has fallen by 60% over the past few weeks which has just added insult to injury as their leader, Alex Jones, Said that “Theodorians are filthy German rats, that don’t deserve a town never the less a nation!” Despite his parents, who he said were “true patriots”, were Theodorian Immigrants. This caused a massive backlash, when documents were leaked in 2014 of his plans for independent Anderson, he called it “A pure utopia, with children playing, men working, and women cleaning” following this outrage he was put under house arrest in his 9 million Poggle estate north of Dawson. Further trialing will occur on December 10th. What about the rest of the country? Well this has raised questions on weather other parts of PyeMcGowan should be given the vote, such as the Leverne Islands, but as Commentator Rick Fielding stated in 1989 at Jones Island, The Leverne Islands must always be PyeMcGowian. But what about The State of Hagren? Many have asked, Well they do have a rather distinct culture and viable reasons to secede, but they are heavily based on industry with only transport routes to PyeMcGowan and many Hagrenians don’t have basic knowledge , whilst Hagren’s leaders are quite corrupt and don’t care for the poor, and with no knowledgable incorruptible persons to lead there is only but a failed state waiting for an independent Hagren.
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    In any sufficiently large enough community, the chance of a possible conflict is bound to increase. For this reason, we have established some clear rules of what is or isn't allowed. §0 Count to four Be realistic Be original Be respectful Be active §1 General First of all, when starting, it can be useful to formulate some attributes that define one's nation: what will make it unique in terms of its government, sentiments, culture, etc? Is your nation a socialist paradise full of tree-hugging hippies? Is your nation a rogue nation, led by some terrorist organization? Is your nation the military capital of the world? This is all up to you. You could be the most dictator-ish dictator in the world, or you could hold a direct democracy where the people of your nation vote to make laws. Does your nation have several branches of government? Or is it just you and your posse? This also leads to who is your President, your Enlightened Emperor, your King, your Chairman? Does he have a cabinet? Does their cabinet have any power? Does your leader even listen to them when they speak? Do you have a Congress-type system? Any Judicial Department? What do your citizens think of you? What are some of the laws in your nation that aren't presented in issues? Now, be realistic in all this. Don't say, "I'm a rich idiot leader who makes everything strict but my citizens love me!!!" If you're a strict dictator, your citizens could hate you. And you could kill the ones who voice this publicly. If you'd be a direct democracy, you'd run into problems real direct democracy have. This all goes into what your nation is really about. If you're not going to voice these, then at least know them in your mind. It makes roleplaying a lot more easy and fun. How to be a good roleplayer Ask Questions. There are a lot of people here who are very much interested in helping you understand all about role-playing and its intricacies. Be Courageous. Our role plays come in a wide range: from the simple single person story, to very complex group stories. The community on this forum will help you figure out the game that can be the most fun for you. What's the Best Way to Role-Play? If you're having fun, you're doing it right. If you're not having fun, ask the community and we'll see how we can help you. How to be a great roleplayer No-win-scenario. The problem seems to be, and this is something we run into often, the mistaken idea that this is a game where you can "win" everything. This is not true. In fact, the truth is quite opposite. Our story does not end when one player manages to dominate and overpower every other player. For example: you will never have a global empire, simply because that would push everyone else out. OOC planning. I keep mentioning this, and it keeps being ignored. For any story that involves multiple players, the ideal is to have a set outcome in mind. This can be a small win, a small loss, or a stalemate. But it forms the core of a story, going back and forth, letting everyone involved feel like they at least won by participating. You can win a couple of battles but still, lose the war. If none of the parties involved wants to negotiate with other players, then this goes against the rules of good sportsmanship. And that could make the entire story invalid. By that I mean: we don't take the events seriously and ignore the actions that were taken. §2 Specific Population. Nations can start out at max. 50 million. This can be increased up to 200 million after adequate RP. This is an easy rule to follow. Map. For any and all regulation regarding the map rules, we kindly direct you to the existing topic which already explains the required qualifications, application procedure, and how to expand. Time. We use the same time and date as today, unless mentioned otherwise. Every roleplay is different from the next. A lot of the time, events will be in real-time or slightly slower, with events in posts happening one after the other, no matter when they were posted by the player. There is a time machine forum for doing events that take place in the past, or the far future. Alliances. Many alliances are formed between nations, whether one-on-one alliances or a huge nation alliance. Some take these alliances a bit too lightly. When an ally is at war, you should participate in that war! You're that nation's friend to turn to when it's in trouble. When forming an alliance, you should also have embassies in each other's nations. You can have meetings and talks with them whether on the public forums or through private messages. You should also make many allies. The way to win a conflict is to have a good support group. And they don't necessarily have to be big nations. Six newly created nations will probably defeat three older ones. Allies are needed in NationStates if you want to survive. §3 Technology Level In this community, we use Modern Tech. Let me repeat that: we use Modern Tech. One more time: that's Modern Tech. In roleplaying, a Technology level (often shortened to Tech level) describes the country's level of technological advancement. For example, if a country roleplays with the technology we had in 1900, they would be a Past Tech country, while a country that roleplays with the technology we have now would be a Modern Tech country. The world we have established here uses Modern Tech. Abbreviated as MT, this is one of the most commonly used technology levels there are. Players use a similar level of technology to countries in the present day. This, of course, varies on the circumstances. As a consequence, this means alternate technology, post-modern technology or any form of future or futuristic technology is not allowed. The agreement of using only MT was established in 2005. More info on NS MT RP: https://forum.nationstates.net/viewtopic.php?f=5&amp;t=423106 §4 Military OK, face it, young ones: you're not going to be able to create your nations, come to the forums, buy the most advanced modern-tech tanks in the world. It takes time to develop. While you don't need to sit down and create a thread saying "I'm developing a tank for my storefront!" you should make sure you think about statistics, fluff (description), and other details before you create it. Then you should give it development time, depending on what it is, one or two real months. Equipment. Now, buying equipment. You're not going to create your nation, come onto the forums, declare you have a twenty-trillion dollar military budget, and buy a thousand Navy Carriers. You have to define your budget. A nation of <100 million population shouldn't be buying weapons of mass destruction. Wait until you are 100 million to even start your programs. Nukes are dangerous weapons and shouldn't be in the hands of the newer nations. We don't expect that a 300 million population nation is donating them to you! It is GODMOD on these forums and that is that. Period. Manpower. Most of the time, your military is going to be 2-5% of your nation. Some nations, if they prepare 2-4 years ahead, can bump this up to 10% if they prepare big-time. This, even with preparation, will be a huge blow to that nation's economy unless they prepare maybe 10-20 years ahead. And remember, that 2-5% is very split. It would be generous to say 50% of your military is combat ready. But some nations do just for the sake that this is a game and we're not here to logistic ourselves to death, although this is important. Half of your military, if not more, are drivers of the food, ground commanders that don't fight, aeroplane maintenance, ship maintenance, etc. Those non-combat troops are vital to having a working military. So don't think you can have >5% of your population as combat troops. It would be generous to say half of that. Keep records of whatever you buy. I usually keep them in a notepad or Microsoft Word file. I also keep records of most of my major posts and what I sell. This helps keep you organized and realistic. Going to war. If your planning on invading/starting war, you need to have a valid reason. And, unless the other nation is an idiot godmodder, you need to get permission and work with them to get the war to go perfect and great. Reasons for war? Political ideals, recent actions, sanctions and ultimatums not met, etc. Now, when you do invade, you have to post what you're invading with. Then you have to post it going there. Then you have to post the actual attacks. Make it as detailed as possible, with character discussing the events, news stories about panic, etc. Never post someone else's casualties. Let them do it. But if they are being stupid or unfair, then work it out with them through OOC discussion. Make it detailed. RP the bomber pilots getting into their planes, the flight to their target, and the attack itself. Make it interesting! Remember: it takes time to get things to places, it doesn't automatically go there. Now, roleplaying events, propositions of bills, statements from your government, etc, are done the same way. Use government press releases, leaked documents, News reports, etc. Mobilisation. Going to war is not like going on a road trip with a couple of buddies in your car. Large-scale military forces, no matter what plans are in place, cannot mobilise and head off to action in a matter of hours or even days. Think in numbers of weeks, minimum. This is especially true if the force is going long distances away from home (and supply lines) into a potentially hostile territory. In other words: it takes a heck of a lot of time to prepare the moment for large groups of people and large amounts of equipment... Please RP accordingly. I want to stress this was not aimed simply at anyone but was a reminder for everyone. If people want to have their IC country secretly mobilise (ha, good luck!) you can state it is happening OOC... but there will be signs IC an intelligent country would get (it is very hard to hide the movement of thousands of people and tons of equipment). Weapons of Mass Destruction. Ok, first off, nukes should be a last resort no matter what. Now, the decision is when to ignore nuclear attacks and when to accept them, because they are very damaging. If a nation ignores a perfectly well-based and well-planned attack, then they are wrong. If they ignore a stupid-idiot-attack made for no reason, then attacker is definitely wrong and can be ignored. Because they are normally associated with poor RP and have wide-ranging effects, nuclear weapons, orbital weapons, and other devastating WMDs are not allowed, unless both the moderators and the victim specifically allow for them to be used. §5 In Character rules Metagaming. Taking OOC knowledge IC in order to gain or improve upon yourself. This includes hearing people talking about planning troop movements on Discord and suddenly you know about it IC. This is poor sportsmanship and will not be tolerated, no questions asked. Powergaming. Forcing an action upon your opponent without their permission or consultation. This would be me firing a missile at an Orioni warship and having it hit and destroy it in the same post. This prevents Orioni from being able to do anything to prevent this. If we talked about it on Discord and planned that post to condense things, that's fine. Otherwise, it's not allowed. Puppeting. A player cannot use a puppet nation to supplement the nation they roleplay as, either militarily, economically or by adding their populations together. Players are encouraged to role-play with their main nation. Godmod. Doing things that aren't realistic, basically? Don't. Submitting unrealistic losses and can be on-par with Powergaming. i.e. Adaptus nukes a city of mine and nobody dies because I invented the machine that sucks away explosions and radiation like a cheap hooker. Strictly not allowed and will certainly be punished with a strike (see below). Voiding roleplay. A scenario may only be voided if the main parties (not people who come in after it begins) agree to it. This is to prevent people from backing out when they stray into hot water and bring an actual sense of consequences to their IC actions. People will ask why this rule exists in particular. It's to force a feeling of consequences and gravity to the actions of everybody in the region, including yourself. Ignore-canon (mixed IC/OOC). Angry with somebody? Want to ignore their existence in your canon? Too bad! Your canon is Europan canon, and what is and what is not canon is only decided by the staff. Basically: DWI or restart elsewhere. If you have a complaint about a nation, take it up with the staff.
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    PNN BREAKING NEWS 45 DEAD AFTER ANDERSONIAN ATTACK ON PRESS CONFERENCE Yesterday at 8 PM the police and PTS (PyeMcGowian Trade Security) held a press conference as a cargo ship was being held hostage for its gold. As they began speaking about the payment to the terrorists, a lone bomber holding what seamed to be camera equipment for PMN Cristineese, shouted ARM ANDIRSWN and detonated his explosives. 45 members of the Police and PTS Command, along with News reporters and maintenance staff were killed in the blast. The identity of the bomber is still unknown to the public. The payment of gold that was supposed to leave Stamstead Airport was cancelled, and later on the marine corps was called to take back the ship. The town of Derdwr, a stronghold for the AA group has been put under martial law, as the residents attempted to take control of the local police station and the domestic airport. The police has advised all citizens of PyeMcGowan and it’s neighbors to stay vigilant, and call 1500-454-221 if you spot anything suspicious.
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    PNN BREAKING NEWS TRADE SHIP HELD HOSTAGE LEFTERSON PORT, CHARLESTON LIVE BROADCAST Good Evening I’m Timothy Sernensen Today at 7:50, a ship owned by Mercator Trade refuesed to awknoladge any calls from the port administration. Ten miniutes later a Port Police Officer was held at gunpoint and was forced to jump into the icy winter Charlesburg River by a group called Anybyniaet Andirswn. Security Forces were immediately called to the scene, where they surrounded the ship with police vessels and even a Svermark class destroyer was parked in the harbor. So why have the authorities taken this incident so seriously? Well one reason, obviously, is that they are holding most of the crew hostage, and another is that the ship is holding an unspecified amount of gold which was supposed to be sold to an unknown Country in the Mediargic. So far the police has only stated that there are 22 crew members left on the ship, with 8 having escaped earlier via speedboat. It is still unknown wheather they have reached the gold in the hold of the ship. Now I will pass over to our Anderson correspondent, Caroline McGuffin ——— Thanks Tim, Anibyniaet Andirswn is a sepretist Organisation founded in 1988 following the Andersonian Cultural revival. It’s leader Cernwen Schliffengas states that the PyeMcGowian invaders have long underfunded Anderson and have covered up the hate crimes committed against the Andersonian populace. Despite Anderson being the 3rd most funded per capita state, and having one of the lowest hate crime rates in the nation. The story of Andersonian independence starts in 18———Sorry Caroline, but I’m going to have to cut you there, as you can see behind me, 10 hostages have been released and are being slowly transported along the bridge, I’m being told that there is a press conference being held by the police currently, let’s see if we can listen in ——— Good Evening, I am Police Captain John Henry, After an hour of negotiations, we have agreed that a sum of an estimated 1000 oz of gold will be delivered to Stamstad Airport, where an Andersonian plane will deliver it to a separatist encampment. We can assure these separatists that we are not currently tracking the aircraft and the transponder is disabled along with other tracking equipment. Here to my right is Emily Harris, Deputy Director of PyeMcGowian Trade Security. —Thank you Captain Henry, I have recently been on the phone with the Prime Minister and the Director of the PTS, and we are fairly certain that we should recieve the crew members within the next 10 hours following the payment. If the captors aboard the vessel does not comply then we may have no choice but to send some elite forces to rescue the hostages. As I’ve said countless times, paying them is a risky move and has spent a portion of the Department’s budget and as far as I can see, Well we have n— ARM AINDIRSWM!_XXCAMERA-5-4-6STATUS_OFFLINE][][][SEARCHING FOR SIGNALS...SIGNAL SEARCH_FAILED— Oh my god... William what just happened? Ok we are going to cut to an advertisement break.
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