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  2. Nation in Europa: Fjallshima Flag: Capital name: Yokoholm Capital location: Next to the ocean, preferably in a bay. Thalassa, of course. Factbook link: https://iiwiki.us/wiki/Fjallshima (WILL ADD TO IT.) Newsroom link: http://www.europans.com/topic/5733-fsf-fjallshiman-broadcasting-corporation/ Culture: A mix of Japanese and Swedish culture with a strong emphasis on religion, respect, family, hard work, and empathy. Climate: Due to its mountains and being surrounded by water, summer can range from being mild to being hot and humid. Winter is very cold and can involve heavy snowfall in more mountainous areas. Location History: The native Kitakaidon people have been in Yamashima for thousands of years and after the rise of agriculture in 4,000 BC, people started to splinter off into clans who were under the control of numerous different warlords. Civil wars were waged between warlords over hundreds of years with some of the most famous clans being the Minawara, Fujibana, and Sugatomi clans. Andallan Catholic missionaries arrived in the mid 19th century and the Sugatomi clan utilized the missionaries clan to create a new language called Fjallshiman and Fjallshiman Catholicism that was a mix of the Andallan Catholic faith and the native Seinshin spirit-based faith. Fjallshima was united into an empire that was ruled by the Sugatomi Clan. The late 19th century and early 20 century was brutal with a genocide of the native Seinshin Kitakaidon people, an invasion of Fjallshima by the Sunset Sea Islands, and a treaty signed between the Kitakaidon Workers Party and the Fjallshiman government that reorganized the country into a republic with autonomy for the region of Kitakaido.
  3. This is the home of FSF, the prime news public broadcasting service for the Republic of Fjallshima.
  4. Fjallshima

    The Front Desk

    YOUR RP NATION Full Name of Nation: Republic of Fjallshima Government type of nation: Semi-presidential republic Culture/ethnicity of your nation: A nation with Japanese-inspired roots heavily influenced by Nordic (mainly Swedish) culture. Give us a short description of your nation: The Republic of Fjallshima is located on an chain of islands right off the coast of northwestern Aurelia that is south of Little Flau. The nation was isolated for a very long time and was homogenously inhabited by the Yamashiman people who worship Seinshinism, a polytheistic religion dominated by the worship of spiritual figures. There was no centralized government and the nation was dominated by competing warlords. Andallan Catholic missionaries came to the nation in the mid-1800s and with the religious, linguistic, and cultural knowledge they brought, Yamashima was renamed as Fjallshima. Fjallshima established a modernized central government that promoted Fjallshiman, an Andallan-inspired language and Catholicism. In the decades since, the nation has been become a leading force in electronics and entertainment but has also been filled with conflict between the Catholic Fjallshiman-speaking citizens and the Seinshinist Yamashiman-speaking citizens. Do you have an IIWiki page?: No. WRITING EXPERIENCE How would you describe your level of experience in regards to roleplaying?: I feel decent at roleplaying but I do a much better job at creating the visual aesthetic rather than actual worldbuilding of the history and culture. I was Zeefeld before, btw. How would you describe yourself?: I feel better at roleplaying diplomatic events and present news rather than writing up lore that is supposed to date back millenniums. However, I am getting better at that as I feel more passionate about my nation's theme this time. RP/Writing samples (if available already): Do you wish to have a mentor assigned to you to help guide you through the start of your time here?: No. NATIONSTATES Why do you want to join this region?: I was here before and I want to give it a try again. Have you ever had trouble with any moderators?: If you mean community OOC moderators, no. But I did get into IC trouble once. At one point, I was in the United Kingdom of the Netherlands and I expressed concern to a fellow citizen about the King and his successor being inactive. As I was the grandson of the King, I said I would be willing to become King if they wanted me to. It was fabricated as a "plot" to overthrow the monarchy and I was banned from the region. For the record, that was way back in 2015. Do you have any prior experience on NationStates? If so, give a brief accounting of it.: I have been on NationStates since 2015. I have been in many regions such as TCB, Arda en Estel, Europeia, KGB, and Balder but I would say I have spent most of my time in Europeia. I have been a minister, Senator, and President there before. Are you currently or do you plan to be a member of the NationStates World Assembly?: No. There might be an old military puppet of mine that is in the WA but I forgot which one. Anything else?: No. Providing any falsified or deliberately misleading information will result in your application being rejected and your access to the forum revoked. By submitting this form, you are indicating that you agree to abide by the community and RP rules of this community. Any breach thereof may result in disciplinary action including but not limited to revoking of forum posting rights, banning from the forum, removal of regional citizenship, and ejection from the region.
  5. *The scene is at FSF 2019 Election Night Broadcast* Viggo Kiyoshi: "It is only 10 seconds until the clock strikes 12. We will be revealing the results of the FSF exit poll. Throughout the voting period, we polled 40,000 people at 180 polling stations across the country. *Clock strikes 12* *The screen behind them displays a seating chart of the new National Rikskai with the predicted number of seats listed for each party.* Viggo Kiyoshi: "We predict that the governing Free Fjallshima Party will lose their majority in parliament for the first time in 8 years with 125 seats and the Harmony Party will win a majority with 200 seats. The Kitakaidon Bloc and Kitakaidon Workers Party dominated Kitakaido with both of them winning 15 seats. The populist anti-Seinshin One Fjallshima Party entered parliament for the first time with 25 seats. Both the Communist Party and Green Party took losses with 5 and 10 seats respectively. What is your take on these results, Aki?" Aki Maiko: "Thank you, Viggo. As you said, these results are likely to differ a bit but it still paints a clear picture for us. The Harmony Party under the centrist "Third-Path" leadership of Karl Shigeru managed to win seats across the entire country by not only defending their traditional seats but also targeting seats held by the Free Fjallshima Party. However, they were not able to effectively make any significant showings in Kitakaido. In Kitakaido, there is still a feeling that the national parties do not care about them as the region is still seeing higher unemployment rates and lower GDP per capita than the rest of the country. The KB and KWP were able to capitalize on that and that has continued rumors of a possible devolvement or independence referendum. The other minor parties took losses as the One Fjallshima Party entered parliament. If parties representing Kitakaido continue to talk about a possible referendum whether on devolvement or independence, we could see Fjallshimans felt left behind by the national parties continue to support that party." Viggo: "Thank you, Aki. We will be broadcasting the results in a few hours. For now, we will be going to our correspondents who are on the grounds at different election night parties for candidates throughout the country." *A few hours later goes by, it is now midnight* *The screen behind them a seating chart of the new Parliament with number of seats listed for each party.* Viggo: "We now have the full results of our election and our exit poll wasn't too far off, but the Harmony Party will actually be one seat short of a majority with 197 seats. The Free Fjallshima Party won 130 seats, the Kitakaidon Bloc won 15 seats, the Kitakaidon Workers Party won 13 seats, the One Fjallshima Party won 20 seats, the Fjallshiman Communist Party won 10 seats, and the Green Party won 10 seats. Aki, while the Harmony Party still won the most seats, I am sure being one seat short will be somewhat of an obstacle?" Aki: "Traditionally, minority governments are rarely considered as an option. As the results came in, we heard from some Harmony MPs that they anticipate that incoming Prime Minister Karl Shigeru will negotiate for a coalition with the Green Party to have a full majority. However, with the Harmony Party's poor results in Kitakaido and the continued debate over the "Kitakaido Question", the two lone Harmony MPs that won election in Kitakaido have released a statement saying they believe Prime Minister Shigeru should negotiate for an alliance with either the KB or KWP to gain the trust of voters there and also settle the Kitakaido Question." Viggo: "What do the two main parties in Kitakaido believe how the "Kitakaido Question" should be settled?" Aki: "The KB want a referendum on devolvement as they believe that under devolvement, they can continue to reap the benefits of being part of Fjallshima but also have their own government with its own taxing powers and budget that could be more effective at solving the issues in Kitakaido. However, the KWP takes the position that there have been far too many injustices against Kitakaido that devolvement will do no good for long and it would be better for them to ask for independence in a referendum." Viggo: "I see. Well, that is it for FSF Election Night 2019. My name is Viggo Kiyoshi, and good night."
  6. Zeefelder folk music is characterized by songs focused around a simple bass line and yodeling. This is a sharp contrast to folk music in most other countries that is based around a melody and singing. Zeefelder folk music first originated in the Girkfeld region and quickly spread to the rest of the nation. It has long been transmitted by oral tradition with the first record of Zeefelder folk music being a song titled “Eenvoudig Haus” by Fabian Faduz dating back to the 16th century. Zeefelder folk music uses the double bass and barrel organ as its primary instruments. Due to many new generations of children born in the countryside moving to the cities throughout the 20th century, folk music took a huge hit and was mainly relevant in the Girkfeld region. However, there has been a revival of Zeefelder folk music since the 1990s with the emergence of bands and singers dubbed as "New Folk" such as Volkhaus, Dohenk, Jan Konig, and Gretchen van Doordach. While "New Folk" did continue the use of yodeling and traditional bass instruments, they have also used the bass guitar and keyboard.
  7. *The setting is in a gathering room at Amsterfurt Visitor Center. There is a sizeable group of tourists, approximately 15, who are listening to a tour guide. It is currently 1 pm.* Annegret: Guten Middag! My name is Annegret, but feel free to call me Anne, and I am your tour guide today. Before we head out onto the streets of Amsterfurt, I am first going to talk a bit about the history and culture of this city. Amsterfurt was a planned city established in the early 18th century to become the political and financial capital of Zeefeld. The royal family and nobility at the time felt that Rotterzig, the most populous city at the time and still is, was ripe for a revolution by the common people. If one did occur, they were afraid they would able to quickly take over royal and political institutions of the city. Thus, Amsterfurt was planned and built. Back then, it would have taken you quite a few days to walk from Rotterzig to Amsterdam if you didn't have a horse! Not only did the nobility and government relocate there, so did financial institutions. Even today, you will still find many Zeefelder companies headquartered there, especially on the infamous Border Street. However, with the nobility, politicians, and bankers moving to Amsterfurt, ordinary people still moved here. They were members of the king's court, secretaries for MPs, and clerks for bankers. In addition to that, some companies that recently relocated to Amsterfurt went far enough to even establish some factories around here. With that, came the rise of middle-class and working-class neighborhoods surrounding Centrumdorf. However, the city was not seen as a place for aspirational young citizens to move to. For a long time, it was expected you should only be in Amsterfurt for three reasons. You have a job here, you were visiting, or you were on a business trip. Thus, the culture of Amsterfurt became very formal. The nightlife did not consist of bars and clubs, it consisted of well-to-do restaurants and theaters. People were expected to be polite, regular Mass-goers, well-mannered, and to discuss topics civilly. While Amsterfurt these days have become more and more of a city for aspiring artists and start-ups, it has retained most of that culture, especially with older residents. As we go on this tour guide today, you will find many people you encounter to be very formal and polite. I would strongly advise you to not cuss at all. Many people here still regularly go to a Catholic church, although you will find people of different faiths and even atheists. Political protests and public provocative artwork are also stared down upon in this city. We will be starting in the old working-class neighborhood of Loosberg, although now considered a hipster hot spot, where I will be showing you the oldest Catholic church in this city, St. Alto Cathedral. I will also be showing you a gorgeous park in this city called Jansen Park which is known for hosting flea markets every week in the warmer months. There is a flea market scheduled today, actually! We will then progress to Centrumdorf where I will show you the Nationaalstag, the Royal Palace of Amsterfurt, and then Border Street which hosts many of our most well-known Fortune 500 companies. Let's head out! Please do not forget your belongings and take a travel pamphlet on the way out!"
  8. *The scene is at RZG 2019 Election Night Broadcast* Erwin Heijkamp: "It is only five seconds until Big Pieter strikes 10. We will be revealing the results of the RZG exit poll. Throughout the day, we polled 14,000 people at 68 polling stations in swing constituencies. As usual, please take this poll with a pinch of spice." *Big Pieter strikes 10* *The screen behind them displays a seating chart of the new Parliament with the predicted number of seats listed for each party.* Erwin Heijkamp: "We predict that the Catholic Action Party, despite losing seats, will be the biggest party in parliament once again with 140 seats but will be short of a majority of 10. The Social Democrats lost a few seats, earning 100. The Catholic Action Party's coalition partner, the Free Liberals lost most of their seats, earning 10 seats. The other parties made significant gains with the Greens winning 25, the Socialists winning 15, and the Zeefelder People's Party winning 10 seats. I'll turn over to you, Adriaan." Adriaan Reimann: "Thank you, Erwin. As you said, even though our exit poll is likely to differ a little from the actual results that we'll get in a few hours, it is unlikely the situation will change much. Although the CAP could still form a coalition with the Free Liberals, the Free Liberals have ruled out any consideration of a coalition due to their devastating loss in this election. We should be expecting coalition negotiations to take a while in the aftermath of the results. According to CAP officials I have spoken to, they're considering all options. That can range from a grand coalition with the Social Democrats or a coalition with the Greens." Erwin: "Thank you, Adriaan. We will be broadcasting the results in a few hours. For now, we will be going to our correspondents who are on the grounds at different election night parties for candidates throughout the country." *Few hour later goes by, it is now 12am* *The screen behind them a seating chart of the new Parliament with number of seats listed for each party.* Erwin Heijkamp: Welcome back to RZG 2019 Election Night, we now have the official results of this election. As expected, it did not differ much. The Catholic Action Party will enter Parliament with 139 seats, the Green Party with 26, the Social Democrats with 101, the Socialists winning 16, the Free Liberals with 8, and with the Zeefelder People's Party also with 10. It is likely that the Catholic Action Party will be mulling their options and to reach out to other parties for putting together a coalition. Adriaan, what options are the Catholic Action Party looking at now that the results are in? Adriaan Reimann: Well, first off, several parties already have announced that they will not be considering a coalition at all if they are reached out to. In addition to the Free Liberals, the Socialists and Social Democrats have said that they will not consider such a proposal. However, both the People's Party and Greens said they would be interested in a coalition if parts of their platform were included. Specifically, the People's Party would want a hardline anti-immigration stance and the Greens would want a comprehensive plan regarding climate change. Incumbent Prime Minister of the CAP, Christianne Bauer, has not made any indication at all yet which coalition she prefers. That will likely be up to what caucus in her party will exert the greatest amount of influence on her for which coalition would be preferable. Earlier today, I talked to Markus Klaver and Franz van Es, leaders of the Pragmatic Caucus and Conservative Caucus, respectively. They said the following. *The screen behind them displays a picture of Markus Klaver and his statement.* Markus Klaver: "The Pragmatic Caucus has determined that with our options, it would be preferable to have a coalition with the Greens compared to the People's Party. While the Greens have long been on the other side of the aisle across from us, we recognize the existential threat of climate change. Instead of focusing on unwarranted fears regarding immigration and our culture, it would be beneficial for us to have their expertise in environmental science in our coalition to help us form an even more comprehensive plan to combat climate change." *The screen behind them then displays a picture of Franz van Es and his statement." Franz van Es: "In the face of the devastating loss our coalition partner, the Free Liberals had and also the fact that we lost some seats ourselves, the Conservative Caucus has determined we should form a coalition with the People's Party. We did not lose seats because we were not seen as liberal enough, we lost seats because we did not stick to our principles as a party for advocating conservative ideals. Our culture based in traditional Zeefelder and Catholic principles is weakening every day and the People's Party would help us in a coalition to preserve the Zeefeld that has been held up on a pedestal to the world." Erwin Heijkamp: Well, Prime Minister Christianne Bauer now has her options made clear now. We will be covering coalition negotiations over the next week. Thank you for tuning into RZG Election Night 2019. Goodnight. *Outro theme song of RZG plays and it goes off.*
  9. Narrator's voice: It has only been a few months after the recession of 2008 hit the nation of Zeefeld. During the few months after recession, incumbent Prime Minister Dirk Kohl of the Free Liberals became deeply unpopular for his unwillingness to enact wide-reaching programs to reduce unemployment. In that time, the economy only improved slightly. He lost a vote of no-confidence and the Social Democratic Party led by Gerhard Drees, campaigning on a program of job creation and expanded welfare programs, formed the next government after the snap election. Not only was he known for his successful attempt to alleviate poverty and get the economy back on track, but also for his inspiring spirit. This was most noticeable in his inauguration speech. *It cuts to a video recording. It is a giant crowd in front of the Nationaalstag where Prime Minister Gerhard Drees is giving his inauguration speech from the steps of the Nationaalstag behind a podium.* Gerhard Drees: "St. Augustine once defined a nation as "a multitude of rational beings united by the common objects of our love." We, as a nation, have our differences with each other, whether it is in the city halls across this nation or in Parliament, but we are all united by the values that have defined Zeefeld for us and for the world. Avoiding dogmatic entangling foreign alliances, the belief in all citizens having their own voice in democracy, and being pragmatic about what we can achieve - not just what we can propose. We may face circumstances abroad when these values are not seen to light. But, we will continue to light that flaming beacon of liberty. We can never be in self-doubt or self-paralyzing fear, but instead, we shall be in self-affirmation of our values that is the beauty of Zeefeld. Self-affirmation of our values is not the only key to stand up for ourselves, but it is also key to unlocking the true potential of our nation. No matter how much we do each day, we may feel not much has changed. But when we look back on those days, whether a decade or a hundred years ago, everything seems different. What we do does not just change your experience of being a Zeefelder; it can also create our history at the same time. We have the wonderful capability of being able to do just that. So, I call upon my fellow citizens to rise up to the occasion to perhaps become one of our history's greatest generations. I do not speak of just entering public service or the military, but also being involved in your local city hall meetings, opening up your own business, creating art that shows the spirit of this nation, or to travel the world to bring back new ideas. Just by your own endeavors, even you can make the time we're living in continue in the books of history. That call is more important than ever as we face unfortunate circumstances today. There is no doubt that despite the economy improving, what we are facing feels much worse than just your recession. It is something bigger than that. We are approaching crossroads where some are expecting more and more results of the current policies, but yet others believe that those policies are not working for them. We can not continue to ram through the roads with the same old, hoping that everyone will eventually approve. We are going to engage every citizen, no matter who they are or where they come from, on how we can address their fears and insecurities regarding their livelihood.. We will also not just engage citizens that have spoken up, but also the ones that have stayed quiet. That is the promise I have been beholden to. This nation can not prosper when only some people feel comfortable with looking toward the next day. Everyone must be able to feel comfortable to look toward the next day. We must prosper together. A phrase that comes to my mind in this very moment is the motto of my own province which is "Juncta Juvant." which is popularly translated as "Strength in Unity." We are not here to serve an individual or a clique or a political party. We are here to serve one another and to walk together with faith that we can have a brighter future. When we are united in that, we are stronger together as a region. With that, let us get to work." *The crowd cheers on jubilantly and he waves the crowd goodbye before being escorted away by security to head to the inauguration parade.*
  10. Fjallshima

    The Front Desk

    YOUR RP NATION Full Name of Nation: Republic of Zeefeld Government type of nation: Parliamentary republic Culture/ethnicity of your nation: Hybrid of Dutch and German culture Give us a short description of your nation: The Republic of Zeefeld is a nation located on the southern coast of the Mediargic Sea bordering Saale and Girkmand. It is known for its cosmopolitan coastal cities hosting citizens of the creative class, the financial sector, and manufacturing industry but also for its idyllic villages located within the hills and rivers of Zeefeld. Zeefeld is in the midst of a cultural shift transitioning from its traditional Catholic character with an emphasis on traditional industry into a nation known for its cosmopolitanism and looking toward the future with radical solutions to existential issues. Do you have an IIWiki page?: No. WRITING EXPERIENCE How would you describe your level of experience in regards to roleplaying? I feel decent at roleplaying but I do a much better job at creating the visual aesthetic rather than actual worldbuilding of the history and culture. How would you describe yourself? I sometimes have trouble motivating myself to have a consistent schedule on producing news article and having an incredibly in-depth factbook. I have always found myself better at roleplaying diplomatic events. RP/Writing samples (if available already): Do you wish to have a mentor assigned to you to help guide you through the start of your time here? I am familiar with roleplaying but if you have a mentor that could help me guide through the politics and events of this world and what steps I should first take as a nation, that would help. NATIONSTATES Why do you want to join this region?: I found out about your region through the NSGP thread and the world map was just so captivating that I had to check it out. I have been used to really intense meta political regions like Europeia so I figured this was a more relaxed community to have some fun in. Have you ever had trouble with any moderators?: If you mean community OOC moderators, no. But I did get into IC trouble once. At one point, I was in the United Kingdom of the Netherlands and I expressed concern to a fellow citizen about the King and his successor being inactive. As I was the grandson of the King, I said I would be willing to become King if they wanted me to. It was fabricated as a "plot" to overthrow the monarchy and I was banned from the region. For the record, that was way back in 2015. Do you have any prior experience on NationStates? If so, give a brief accounting of it. I have been on NationStates since 2015. I have been in many regions such as TCB, Arda en Estel, Europeia, KGB, and Balder but I would say I have spent most of my time in Europeia. I have been a minister, Senator, and President there before. Are you currently or do you plan to be a member of the NationStates World Assembly? No. Anything else?: Nope. Providing any falsified or deliberately misleading information will result in your application being rejected and your access to the forum revoked. By submitting this form, you are indicating that you agree to abide by the community and RP rules of this community. Any breach thereof may result in disciplinary action including but not limited to revoking of forum posting rights, banning from the forum, removal of regional citizenship, and ejection from the region.
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