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  1. Also, last change of borders. Until expansion at least, if any. I promise.
  2. @Variota could you please give links to the Treaty of Ferresomething, Lukingrad and the empire, because I fail to find these articles? Or at least briefly describe them here? When did the colloapse happen, or is it still in progress? Its causes? How would it affect my history?
  3. I had messaged about it on Discord yesterday, but let me say it here once again. Google Eurth Pro says its area is 297 473 km^2, which would take 2 starting points (from here), 1 point for population 21-35 million, 1 point for GDP 9,000-24,000, but it'd be somewhere closer to the lower treshold, 4 points total. What do you think? Edit: The southern border is a subject to change. Edit2: As I looked up your climate zones map, I'd be in the sub arctic zone. So screw this map, I'd rather be where @Sunset Sea Islands suggested. Edit3: new map? The area is similar.
  4. Nation in Europa: Commonwealth of Grenesia Capital name: Karlitch Capital location: Marked on map below with yellow star *if possible: The brighter the red, the more desired area - and I'd rather be on the north, if the coverage is still too large. This map could also be my expansion plan in further future. Factbook link (IIWiki): https://iiwiki.us/wiki/Grenesia Newsroom link: Culture: Yasic, partly Catholic, partly pagan, pacifist, traditionalist. Could be compared to Slavic/Nordic. Climate: partly temperate, partly Mediterranean Location: Marenesia Major (look map above). I'm considering relocation if the mods say other factors don't match. History: • first mentions of a Grenesian ruler - 1005 • Kingdom established - 1285 (Grenesia embraces Catholicism) • Renewed Kingdom - 1489 (Grenesia breaks apart in 1453, unified by Yarovit III Karlitch) • First Commonwealth - 1581 (Grenesia embraces direct oligarchic democracy, religious freedom) • Second Commonwealth - 1803 (Grenesia embraces direct democracy and develops its structures) • Third Commonwealth - 1947 (Grenesia turned into communist dictatorship) • Fourth Commonwealth - 1990 (Grenesia abolishes communism)
  5. ONE FIFTH OF GRENESIA WITHOUT RAILWAY ACCESS Creating new railway lines and extending existing routes is expected to make people commute to cities more often, and not only will it drive the economic situation in urban areas, but also improve overall quality of life in Grenesia. "Rail transport has become crucial for Grenesians, especially in the end of last century, and the number of passengers is still increasing", says Cristoph Pozhogitch, Minister of Infrastructure. However, according to the Public Transport Inspection, the condition of Grenesian State Railways is deplorable - majority of the train fleet is in service since early seventies, departures are always delayed due to unbearable condition of the tracks and wires, and the staff is overworked and underpaid. What's more, many stations, especially in rural areas, were forced to shut down and sell their land to private owners. The demolition of stations and tracks and the division of land on liquidated railway lines means that their reconstruction, if any, would be troublesome, more expensive or even impossible. The new government project will make it harder for the GSR manager to close down the railway network and encourage to bring back former and maintain current lines. One of the major shortcomings of reducing the length of railway lines in use was depriving sixty one cities of more than ten thousand residents of rail access. Since 1992, the railway grid has shrunk by four thousand kilometers. This means that approximately one-fifth of Grenesia (and its population) was deprived of access to rail transport. These areas now lose their investment or settlement attractiveness, which contributes to their depopulation and economic degradation. What is going to change? The government is working on channeling a significant amount of money into the state-owned railway company for new train compositions or maintenance and modernization of existing ones. There are also plans on restructuring the firm and staff exchange inside the company. The project aims to make more railway lines and preserve existing ones, and assumes that the stations will now legally belong to the local governments, so the transport firm will not be able to sell its land by itself. The program also includes a five-year plan of development imposed on Grenesian State Railways.
  6. COMMONWEALTH ON CLAY LEGS Gervazno, May 1988. It was ten past six in the morning. Stefan Bielak has just woken up, glanced at the clock and realized that he had overslept. The neighborhood’s speaker tower didn’t wake him up with its morning broadcast, again. Somebody must have been sabotaging it in the last few days by cutting the device off from the grid and now it had to be rewired. Other than that, his day started quite normally. By the time he said a prayer to the Divines and got dressed his wife had already left home, waiting in the line for bread and butter outside the grocery and hoping that the store doesn’t run out of stock by the time she manages to get inside. Not having eaten his breakfast, Stefan left his flat, locked the door and hurried down the staircase. He went outside, took a deep breath of dusty air and headed for the bus stop, walking along many other rows of concrete-paneled apartments. The blue sky, the red-marked speaker towers, and the playgrounds or other neglected green areas were the only distinctions from the shades of gray in smog-drenched Gervazno, an industrial city he had to call home. Until recently, at least. He noticed a line of vibrant anti-government slogans painted overnight on a side of a building, however he wished he had ignored the graffiti – he knew that it would be safer for him not to stare at this mural for too long and not to think too much about it. When he was approaching to the stop, he could hear another propaganda loudspeaker, broadcasting the morning message of president Blazhèy Kamen’ski. „...and I, both as a son of Grenesia and as a father of the Grenesians, cherish you, dear citizens, both as my fathers and as my sons. You, the proud people of the Nation of Fire, are rebuilding your country on the ashes of past. You enjoy the security provided by your militia, incorruptable with their decisions and swift with their response against those who break the law. I am building a new better world for you, the lawful workers, and you ought to appreciate my protection. Do not reject my volunteer commitment to leading the Commonwealth to its golden era. Report the gossipers, report the traitors, report the anarchists. Root out the evil in your mist, and let my flame of your glorious nation burn bright for eternity.” The bus door opened, it was crowded as usual. He squeezed himself in, cramped between dozens of fellow passengers, all commuting in grave silence if not for the motor of the vehicle. Few cars passed the bus delivering the workers to their steelworks, factories, and other facilites. Despite the fact that a car was a luxury only a member of the Worker’s party could afford, the factories in Gervazno produced large amounts of what are supposed to be truck parts, officially for export to collaborating countries. Stefan’s shift was served kaszanka for dinner, it it is two hours after the midday audio broadcast. He was consuming his meal alone, deep in thought. Out of the blue, a dangerous thought came to his mind. For the first time ever he wanted to take matters into his own hands, talk to people, get weapons, Molotov coktails, hoodies and bandanas and make a cou- ‘no no no, NO!’, he tried to chase this thought away, to silence this brave act of independent thinking about something as big as this. Not knowing what to do, he left his work and headed home. Next day he woke up and felt as if he was recovering from a life-long stasis, feeling like until then he was a brainless machine, fueled by nothing but fear of consequences. Before his grandparents mysteriously disappeared when he was a child, they had been always complaining about the times that had come and dared to say that life was better before the communists rose to power. Now he finally realized what they meant. They wanted a world without all the nagging propaganda, with their stomachs full, happy family life and colorful neighborhood. A world without the centrally planned economy that fails to provide basic goods to ever empty stores. Day by day his daydreaming about days to come totally occupied his mind. The initially unwelcome thought of starting a rebellion was still dangling on the back of his mind, luring him to give it a shot. He knew there were some like-minded people ready to help. The insane idea of opposing the government totally absorbed him, and the more he was thinking about it, the more sense it seemed to make. A couple of days later Stefan contacted a local drug dealer so he could get to know more about black market and smuggling illegal goods. Before the end of September he managed to assemble a sizable underground community. The rumors of a forming network of uprising inspired many fellow workers and intellectuals alike from other towns and cities. Soon after, a well organized body of the revolution was forming both within the walls of churches and among the columns of pagan temples. The civilians in Karlitch were armed and ready to fight, waiting for Outpost Gervazno to give a sign. Eventually, the opposition reached its critical mass on March 17th 1990 they got what they were waiting for. The much needed change in leadership was imminient…
  7. Grenesian Press Service Partnered with: The Karlitch Courier & Zhèchpospolita, news from the country and the wurld ______________________________________________________________________________________________ The Karlitch Courier (Kurier Karlitski) was founded in 1903 and is considered to be one of the first major presses in Grenesia. It is a press group that publishes many literary and political titles, including political speeches and poems. It also covers sport, business, and entertainment. Its alignment used to be far-left after communists rose to power in Grenesia in 1921, however now is only left a leaning. Zhèchpospolita is a liberal-conservative economic and legal journal, first issued in 1992. The main edition of Zhèchpospolita is divided into four sections: the general news, economic ("Economy and market"), legal ("Law every day") and regional ("Life of Regions"). The subscription to the journal includes "Taxes", "Administration", "Law", "Accountancy", "Work", "Business".
  8. https://iiwiki.us/wiki/Grenesia, work in proogress
  9. The dimmed light of the restaurant sharpened the guests' senses of taste and hearing. The sounds of blues made by the band on the stage were battling with noises coming from the promenade outside, loud conversations of regular customers, spontaneous laughing and the clang of cutlery as Andrew and his wife Christina, a couple of tourists, were quietly consuming a hot bowl of hunter's stew for their starter, which consisted of pork, cabbage and sauerkraut. It was contrasted by borscht with kefir, served cold right after. This year's summer in Karlitch turned out to be unbearably hot. It was two in the afternoon and most of the locals began to come to their homes or restaurants for dinner. The mothers were calling home their children playing football outside, the fathers were commuting back from work and the stores were shutting their doors for an hour. "Kashtelanka" Restaurant had always been full of people and quickly became popular with tourists, probably because of being so close to the main square and city hall, maybe due to a large variety of traditional foods and drinks, perhaps because of frequently invited bands and singers, or maybe because of all three. Its recently repaired air conditioning barely moved the thick air inside despite operating at full capacity as the lovely couple was patiently waiting for their main course, eyes glued to their smartphones. Something felt off. Something was wrong, and the crowd felt it. It became quieter and quieter around the two faces illuminated by screens of their mobiles. Suddenly, the trumpeter cut off his solo as if he took an arrow in the neck. Then the pianist stopped when he was about halfway through a variation of b-flat major passage, followed by the drummer, and the contrabassist. They all remained on stage, in silence. Everyone around the foreigners stopped talking. No visitor could have missed the phone ban notice on the front door. These hang on every Grenesian tourist-oriented pub or restaurant. None in Grenesian though, because Grenesians do not need to be reminded about that, they already know that. And yet these two chose to stare at their nightmare rectangles instead of enjoying their meals and socializing. "Ehm, excuse me", an old man turned around to them and whispered in broken Anglish, as politely as he could, "Using phone in dinner is consider rude, could you please turn off?" Christine gave him a brief askanced look, but she tucked her phone into her purse anyway. And as soon as both of the tourists complied, both the audience at the tables came back to life and the musicians started playing slow beats of cool jazz. Shortly afterwards the couple was erved their main course - braised rabbit with sweet cream, onion, garlic and spices, skinned potatoes and salad bouquet. After they finished their meal, the mysterious man who had admonished the two tourists caught up to them and asked them to stop to talk. He introduced himself as Dobromir Siak, a retired history teacher. His casual pose, friendly chubby face and lush grey hair made him look both authentic and knowledgeable. He offered to show them around the old town. Since the couple had plans no for the afternoon other than sightseeing, they both agreed. Andrew was was just taking out his wallet to pay him in advance while they all three were heading for exit. "No no no, I'll do it free", he said. "No need to pay". EDIT: I had planned to continue this but I couldn't make it consistent, entertaining or suspenseful enough for me to be satisfied, so I'll drop it right here and start working on sth new..
  10. Grenesia

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    YOUR RP NATION Full Name of Nation: Democratic Commonwealth of Grenesia Government type of nation: Grenesia is a direct democracy, with the President as the head of the state, bicameral legislature, and courts as its authorities, all supervised by powerful Supreme Audit Office, elected directly by the people from the pool of judges. It also takes care for both old and new laws to be written unambiguously and enforced as such in order to prevent abuse of power. This supervising institution not only checks if the legal authorities abide constitution and their own laws they set, but also renders the government completely transparent in their actions. Culture/ethnicity of your nation: The citizens of Grenesia are fairly diversified in terms of race but except Grenesians there are several minor and two major ethnic minorities: Kovarians inhabit the Kovarian cultural region in northern* Grenesia and speak their own dialect of Grenesian, and Yizeres** in the autonomous province of Yizerska** - they use an entirely different language. Grenesia's varied regional folklore and cuisine are renowned within the nation and commonly seen as something to take pride in. Cultural influence from outside is adapted rather reluctantly. Grenesians tend to frown upon mainstream fashion or music and reject mass culture. They also prefer older technological solutions, which they see as more reliable: for example, they more often prefer plugging in everywhere they can to using wireless connection, or would rather their car have a stick shift than an automatic gearbox. They're generally proud of going against the flow. *I'm not quite sure about that because I don't know where I'll be on the map. | **I'm not fond of this name either. Give us a short description of your nation: Grenesia is a developed country with stable economy. For centuries both its rulers and citizens have been down-to-earth and pragmatic, and interacting with foreigners only when they had to or found it profitable. Now Grenesians glorify their ancestry and their cultural heritage. People of color are shunned because of harmful stereotypes against them and general lack of trust in them. However, no one is discriminated openly and it is believed that all should have the same rights. Voting rights, however, are based on education, occupation, or contribution to society. The industry is well developed, and mining industry is restricted to the administrative areas of the cities of Gervazno, Varshomyshl, and Horeshkovo. Because of many picturesque cities, cozy towns, mountain resorts and pristine beaches, tourism is a vital contribution to the nation's economy, as well as food exports and automobile manufacturing. Do you have an IIWiki page?: Not yet. WRITING EXPERIENCE How would you describe your level of experience in regards to roleplaying? How would you describe yourself? RP/Writing samples (if available already): I have no practical roleplaying experience, especially in English (it's not my native language, so I often get stuck when trying to express my thoughts). I usually have to re-read my work in search of language errors. At this moment I have a blurry image of what I want my RP nation to be, I need to write down some notes and set its facts. I'm kind of feeling lost, don't know where to start, what to get down to at first... Do you wish to have a mentor assigned to you to help guide you through the start of your time here? Yes, please. NATIONSTATES Why do you want to join this region?: Mainly to try out and develop my English writing and storytelling skills and check of roleplaying. This region seems to be tight-knit and well managed, as I can see, and it's large enough for me to feel comfortable. Plus the site itself looks visually appealing. Have you ever had trouble with any moderators?: Can't recall any. Do you have any prior experience on NationStates? Yes, I'm on NS since February 2018. If so, give a brief accounting of it. Are you currently or do you plan to be a member of the NationStates World Assembly? Anything else?: At first I joined a roleplay region that died just as quickly as it sprouted, due to lack of administration, unclear rules, and overall chaos. After that, I became a member of World Assembly but got bored quickly and stopped to care about its problems. For the next year I've been just solving the 6-hour issues. 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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