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About Fulgistan

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  • Birthday August 12

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    Southeast Alharu

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    Bogd Gioro
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    Tomur Almas

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  1. Fulgistan

    General - Is anyone using the mentioned military eqiupment?

    I use the Vec-21 right now, Asgeirria uses the Mi-24.
  2. Ramadan Begins The Muslim month of Ramadan begins today. While many of the people of Fulgistan practice Islam, the government encourages citizens to place their own health over spiritual needs, and to refrain from fasting if it presents a health problem or inhibits personal productivity in school or in the workplace. Those citizens serving in the Revolutionary Guard are also strongly advised to refrain from fasting during Ramadan. Bureau for Culture and Social Harmony buildings will be decorated in honor of the occasion. The People's Council would like to wish all citizens of Fulgistan a happy Ramadan and a good day regardless of affiliation.
  3. Leisure in the Land of the Horse: What the Fulgistani Do For Fun Naturally, many traditional activities in Fulgistan revolve around the nation's ubiquitous horses. Races, (including the famous bareback relay) are common, especially during festivals and holidays, as are horse fights in Orda Commune areas. This practice, while discouraged by the government in recent years, remains legal for the time being, and enjoys significant popularity in rural areas. Deaths, though not unheard of, are rare. The Fulgistani nomads also often take part in big game hunting, typically of leopard or eland, and the Sub-Bureau for Foreign Tourism offers several "nomad safari" packages to visitors looking to bag their own trophy from the saddle. Falconry, too, is a traditional method of hunting, and typically makes use of trained saker falcons in the taking of small game and birds. Fishing in the country's rivers and ocean is somewhat popular, but is generally seen as an activity for children or the elderly, and is not typically considered a serious sport. The most popular sport in Fulgistan is baseball, with every Urban Commune having at least 1 team. The Provincial League consists of volunteer teams fielded from one of a Commune's trade associations (i.e. Wulumuqi Chemists, Kishtan Civic Engineers, Xintou Nurses and Orderlies). Typically, these teams only play within the province, although some attain regional or national renown. The National League teams are made up of professional players, each representing a single province. These teams feature a mix of players from the Provincial League and foreign athletes. The most famous and popular teams are the Wulumuqi Tiger Sharks, Jintakh Jets (a favorite in Orda Communes) and the Bogd Gioro Thunder. National League games are broadcast over radio and television simultaneously, with commentary. Gambling is outlawed in most of the country, only being legal in Samarkhand Province SEZ in state-owned casinos, and is generally more popular with foreigners then with natives. Prostitution is illegal throughout the country, and has been since the revolution. Recreational use of marijuana and alcohol is tolerated, especially in Orda Communes, but government propaganda programs encourage temperance. Alcohol is not very popular among the nation's Muslim majority, but as more Fulgistani move into cities and leave tradition behind, beer, including several domestic varieties made from bananas, has become a popular beverage on an urban night out. Tea and coffee are popular beverages, generally drunk without milk but with sugar and other flavoring agents. The primary recreational drug, aside from alcohol and caffeine, are cigarettes and kreteks, on which the government has a monopoly. This has proved troublesome, as officials are unwilling to reduce profits on tobacco, but also consider the widespread smoking in the country (including among children) to be a public health crisis. A final decision on tobacco smoking in Fulgistan has yet to be reached.
  4. New Opportunities in Samarkhand Province SEZ Further modifications are being made to the policies of the Samarkhand Province Special Economic Zone, according to a new report by the Bureau for Economics. In addition to the existing relaxed restrictions on gambling, the report also outlines tax breaks on luxury goods, including cigarettes, kreteks, alcohol, jewelry and souvenir goods. In addition, taxes on hotel rooms in Samarkhand Province and Wulumuqi city have been decreased by as much as 27% in some areas, all as a part of the government's plan to incentivize foreign tourism in the area. Finally, in reflection of the growing number of visitors from neighboring @Variota, Wulumuqi Television (WMTV) will begin broadcasting Variotan NSTV Channels 3, 4, and 5.
  5. Fulgistan

    Request: Fulgistan

    Nation: Fulgistan, Worker's Republic of Flag: Culture: Central Asian/Chinese Location: Plains/savanna, with a small coastline, and rugged foothills. @Variota and myself have discussed the possibility of me being his southerly neighbor, and he's on board, as far as I know Climate: Assuming that it's possible for me to be placed there, mostly tropical Factbook: News Agency:
  6. Summer Scouting Program Enters Tenth Year The Fulgistan Bureau for Culture and Social Harmony's "Saddle Scouts" program is celebrating its decade anniversary this June. The program, says Secretary of the Bureau Comrade Bayanchur Tekin, seeks to connect young Fulgistani in the large cities with a more pastoral, traditional lifestyle. "We're not promoting one over the other", Comrade Tekin clarified, "we simply want to reconnect today's urban teenagers with their cultural heritage, and to foster relationships and friendships between city-dwellers and those in Orda Communes." The program consists of three weeks' life in an Orda Commune community, and all the riding, wrangling, and sleeping under the stars that comes along with it. Participants will also engage in cultural activities such as horse archery, falconry, and traditional music. The Saddle Scouts program is open to Urban Commune residents between the ages of 13 and 18. Those interested in attending should give notice to their municipality's Party office before June 10.
  7. "Comrade Ivanoff! Good to see you, sir." General Secretary Almas climbed up the steps in his characteristic broad stride, a smile on his spectacled face as he extended his hand to shake that of the Ahranian leader. "A typical macho move by Prymont, was that not? Ah, but do not let it bother you; this is a proud day for socialism, my friend. Ahrana is to be commended on her devotion to international goodwill and cooperation." Almas lowered the sound of his voice slightly, now no longer using the loud and boisterous "public" volume, and said "Perhaps we might arrange some time to meet in private during my stay in Ahrana? I understand you are a busy man, of course, but our nations have been far too long in meeting, and I believe we have much to discuss."
  8. Citizens of Fulgistan, rejoice! Through diligent effort and the wisdom of the collective leadership, the Bureau for Rail and Urban Transport has completed the much-awaited high speed passenger rail line linking the capital Bogd Gioro with the city of Wulumuqi in Samarkhand province. Speaking Monday, the Secretary for Rail and Urban Transport had this to say: "This is an effort that would not have been possible without the proud devotion displayed by the Fulgistanian worker towards his or her nation's improvement. It does our country great honor to know that her people are so hard-working and so skilled. Fulgistan as a nation looks forward to the expansion of the high-speed rail network in the near future, and hope, eventually, to implement a similar system nationwide."
  9. The Worker's Republic of Fulgistan Official Name: Worker's Republic of Fulgistan Capital City: Bogd Gioro Government Type: One-Party Communist Democracy Government Branches: People's Revolutionary Council Federalist or Unitary: Unitary Head of State: General Secretary Tomur Almas Official Languages: Fulgi (58%), Yasir (40%), Hormuz (14%) Religions: Sunni Islam [Sufi minority included] (74%), Non-Religious (25%) Population: 32,000,000 (80% Gishuun, 18% Bozaan, 2% Other) Currency: tenge (₸) GDP: $396,000,000,000 USD Drives on the: right National Anthem: Without the Communist Party, There Would Be No Fulgistan History: The prehistory (and indeed, the early history) of the area that now comprises the WRF is difficult to piece together. The reasons for this mainly lie in the late development of a written language (ca. AD 300) and the nomadic lifestyle of its inhabitants, reducing the amount of material culture available to archaeologists. Though tribes with recognizable names like "Felgae" and "Yazzir" are mentioned in traveler's works of the High Medieval Period, it is not until the mid-17th century that the Sultanate of Fulgiyan (meaning "land of the people of the red banner" in the eponymous language) was established, marking the first cohesive state in the area. However, the population remained decentralized, with most continuing to lead a pastoral, nomadic life. This state of affairs remained roughly unchanged until the mid-19th century, when Sultan Mehmed, in imitation of Europan states, undertook a series of decades-long urbanization and industrialization programs, levying heavy taxes on the populace to fund it. This sparked the Dzunghar Uprising of 1874 and the Bozaan Revolt in 1890. Seeing that taxation was an inefficient and unpopular method of garnering capital, Mehmed's son Selim III instead courted foreign investors and industrialists, leading to the rapid growth of coastal cities and the capital. In 1923, Fulgi-speaking student groups, dissatisfied with the overwhelming economic presence of foreign powers in the country, as well as unrepresentative rule by the Sultan's Hormuz-speaking government, organized themselves into a loose communo-syndicalist group that was then dubbed the Fulgistan Proletarian Union, led by the political theorist Jian "Big Sword" Bozaan, a man who, even to this day, leaves a controversial legacy. In the months and years that followed, Fulgiyan would see the overthrow of the Sultan, the expulsion and seizure of foreign businesses, and the creation of an entirely new government, which then renamed the country to the Worker's Republic of Fulgistan, a name it bears to this day. The period from the 1930s to the late 1950s was one of hardship, purges and reprisals. Independent militias, some politically motivated, others by simple greed, conducted massacres, rapes and assaults against "class enemies", whilst the government in Bogd Gioro struggled to police the wide ranges of its nation's frontiers. In 1961, the dark horse Ismail Tunyaz became General Secretary, and began immediately working to bring order to the country. The Revolutionary Guard, having become in the aftermath of the revolution a corrupt and brutal organization, was swiftly reformed, and a large number of officers and enlisted men who had participated in the criminal acts of the organization were swiftly bundled off to labor camps in the interior. Establishing a policy of "reform through devotion to the Party", Tunyaz extended an offer of general amnesty to all frontier bandits and political criminals, on the condition that such former enemies of the state then provide 15 years military or 20 years industrial service. Tunyaz, on his death in 1981, left behind a fairly industrialized and relatively stable nation. Though problems persist to this day with Islamist, Nationalist and ethno-centrist paramilitary groups, the Fulgistan Revolutionary Guard is a thoroughly professional, if less well-equipped, military force, expert at navigating rough terrain and operating on horseback. Fulgistan enjoys a stable, if not spectacular, economy, exporting primarily horses, textiles, coal and steel, and importing arms, many consumer goods, and telecommunications equipment. The current General Secretary, Tomur Almas, is much more open to the world outside the nation's borders than his predecessors were.
  10. Fulgistan

    Fulgistan

    I've got no clue how to undo this
  11. Salām, everyone. I'm quite new at NationStates in particular, but I've done a fair amount of RP in the past; looking forward to meeting a lot of y'all.
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