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  1. 🎉 Happy 42nd birthday Miranda from Portugal!

  2. Welcome @Taimin. How great you joined us. Where are you from? What do you do?
  3. Home | Orioni | World | Business | Tech | Science | Culture | Health | Sports Orinese refugee centre set on fire PERSEUS -- During the night of 16 November, a planned refugee centre in the city of Perseus was set on fire. Four local children who were playing on the premises suffered severe burns. According to the fire department and local police, it was an arson attack. The government had announced they would use the building as a new centre fo refugees from Bainbridge. The fire broke out just before midnight at a former holiday park outside of Perseus in the west of Orioni. Four local children were playing in the empty holiday park while it was undergoing renovations. The boys were in critical condition when they were rushed to the hospital. Speaking in the early hours of Sunday morning, fire department captain Gubeti said: “We could quickly get the fire under control. We extinguished the roof structure. But the building is completely gutted.” According to Perseus’ mayor Yohani Kiremiti there are worrying signs of a break-in, and that “it is 99% certain” the fire was started deliberately. “Our police department has launched an investigation,” Mr Kiremiti said, “I hope that those responsible are identified as quickly as possible. These kinds of acts have no place here.” Police have since confirmed that the fire was started deliberately. The holiday park is currently empty. Earlier this year the Pristo-government announced plans to transform the park into a temporary housing centre for 500 asylum seekers which was slated to open by mid-January. Before this arson attempt, local resident held several demonstrations in the centre of Perseus in opposition to the opening of the refugee centre. Many belive the arson attack to was carried out by ideologically motivated anti-immigration nationalist Orinese.
  4. It was the best of times, it was the worst of times 2019 has been another very busy year for us. This community continues to evolve into a place where shared writing and entertainment is appreciated. We also overcame our April Fool's Day surprise and grew into our own skin. For the third year in a row, these annual awards will collect those stories that made us laugh and cry the most. As @Iverica so eloquently put it in the very first edition: "What better way to cap off the year, than with Europan [sic] democracy bluntly dictating standards to rub in your face!" Europa's Annual 2017: All in Poll Europa's Annual 2018: Return of the Poll Nominations Nominations are open up the community. You can nominate more than one. So you can tell everyone about that great story you wrote that went under-appreciated. Are you low on inspiration? Have a look at the topics in "Our picks". Here are the categories we'll re-use. When nominating you can use the numbers as reference. [Pax Eurthica] Which nation is the most peace-loving nation in the region? [Big Stick Dick] Which nation do you think is likely to declare war on you at the drop of a pin? [The Pushitzer Prize] Which news agency have you found to be the most realistic? [Bron Urgundy Award] Which news agency do you get the most giggles out of? [Fully-Diplomatic] Which well-written diplomatic event do you think has made a significant impression on the world? [Business Cat] Which well-written event or series of events do you think has been the most significant in global trade? [Moving the Goalpost] Which well-written cultural or sports event do you think has been the most entertaining? [Leading the Green Scene] Which event or resolution do you think has had the best results for our environment? [Ms/Mr Congeniality] Which RP character do you find to be the most likeable? [Lex Loathor] Which RP character do you like the least? [Notable N00b] Which member that joined in 2019 deserves our special recognition? Timing These are the steps we'll follow 17 November - 8 December (21 days): nominations are open 8-22 December (14 days): voting on all nominations 25 December (1 day): winners are announced, our annual email is sent out to all current, inactive and ancient members
  5. Hello community. I would like to ask your help in creating a believable technology ladder for the development of nuclear weapons. Since physics is far from my specialty, your help will be of great value. This is what I have so far. For nuclear energy Note: you are required to find a supplier in order to build nuclear weapons. This way you also need to cooperate, preventing lone-wolfs. reactor design nuclear materials supplier (not you) nuclear refinery nuclear energy nuclear-waste management (and all protests that come with it) For long-range missiles Note: the development of ICBM's is tied into having part of the space program ladder. flying bomb autopilot catapult test prototype test strategic bomb gyroscope autopilot advanced weather tests prototype test ballistic bomb multi-stage flight launch computer prototype test ICBM guidance system computer prototype test SSBN See also the existing ladder for space exploration: http://www.europans.com/topic/4121-capabilities-of-the-space-agencies/
  6. Thank you @Metztlitlalio for this detailed research. As an addendum, I can only add some details already referenced in the iiwiki timeline. There is an earlier discussion about how humans reached the western continents. https://iiwiki.us/wiki/Timeline_of_major_events_on_Eurth#Stone_Age One explanation is lower sea levels 50 kya By 4500 BCE we see rowing oars appear And seaworthy boats by 2500 BCE What happened to the population after it arrives in Alharu-Aurelia can certainly be the family tree above.
  7. Some of you may know of the Augustin Alliance. This friendly bloke August created a Discord bot that includes automated roled management by verifying a member's NS nation account. Details here: NS Verify: https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=1172824 The bot that does it: https://forum.nationstates.net/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=472017 I'd like to have a conversation about: whether or not this would save enough admin time to merit setting up whether we need to verify NS nations (mind the feature to exempt certain accounts) any other Discord- or bot-related ideas that pop to mind
  8. For their rights to party? A couple of years ago I wrote this simple anthem.
  9. Over on Reddit someone asked for help to write their own national anthem. While it's always more original to do this yourself, there exists a free and easy National Anthem Lyrics Generator to help you write one. Source: Build Your Own National Anthem (Slate, 6 February 2014)
  10. Gelukkige verjaardag V.
  11. Hello @Creaturae. Thank you very much for surprising us with this full-fledged climate map proposal. A remarkable dedication deserving of distinction as November's featured nation of the month. You applied the Köppen climate classification guidelines. This is what I had on mind for updating our incomplete version 1 (V1). No argument there. Since you're asking for constructive feedback, I thought I'd add some here. Ocean currents. Yeah. I had these all wrong. Watching Artifexian pointed that out. My excuse is his video's weren't out when I made this. Prevailing winds. Nicer arrows and in the right places. Climate zones. This is probably going to be the most problematic area for most people. Alharu. Where would you expect Monsoon to occur? Argis. Looks like less Mediterranean climate. Can we warm this up a little with those warm winds pushing north? Aurelia. It looks like West-Aurelia would turn into a desert. Does this extend all the way to the coast? And how about the islands? For example Kipan would become an island desert. Europa. In V1 I added a pseudo-Gulf Stream to get some warmer waters up in the northwest Occident. Southwest. Some places changed from desert to jungle. Any chance to push this southwards again? It would build a barrier between the historical Aroman Empire and ancient Memopotamia. Marenesia. I read Salvia doesn't want to follow this update. That's his good right. Thalassa. I don't see much change here. Here's a quick and dirty comparison of all climate versions.
  12. @Indo-Stan Hello Kabir Mughal Khan! Welcome to planet Eurth. Your describe quite an interesting mix of cultures. Geographically close, yet culturally so adversarial. That would surely spark some conflict!
  13. Map: https://i.imgur.com/9bFS6PJ.png Added: @Eulycea in S-Alharu Stalgora aka @SamNorth in W-Argis (I couldn't fit all cities) Storvitinden Mnt. in @Andalla Tapatepetli Mts. in @Metztlitlalio Aroma city in @Tagmatium Rules Edited: New flag for @Ahrana (again?) New flag for @Sunset Sea Islands (goodbye rainbow!) Removed the labels of HMAS Hartlepool (Garden Island) and HMAS Brighton (Port Hughes) for @Gallambria Port icons for @Sancti Imperii Catholico Port icon for @Oyus Renamed "World" to "Wurld" in the cartouche (as seen mentioned in some RP stories) Interesting fact: the map now uses close to 1450 layers. And Adobe only crashed 3 times while updating. Praise be to Shantanu Narayen for auto-save. Backlog: @Miiros island names (awaiting pm reply) @Assurym move (probably to Memopotamia) @Qardania move (undecided to which destination) @Rhodellia removal (awaiting decision) Rivers redraw (use pattern) Europa borders redraw (use pattern) Cultures based on "2008-02-25-regional.png" Add cities in Enolia for @Rihan
  14. @Oyus Did I interpret this correctly? Brisore: change to port icon Farlo: move next to Brisore, just more inland.
  15. Home | Orioni | World | Business | Tech | Science | Culture | Health | Sports Sibiseba seeks say in military matters O'POLIS -- In most democracies, the parliament carries considerable weight in declarations of war. In Orioni, some believe that the voice of Sibisebali (MPs) in these discussions is quieter than it ought to be. According to the constitution, if the Orinese chairperson wants to use force, all she or he has to do is call the Empress (who, by convention, agrees). This applies to anything from sending OSRU on a covert raid to launching an all-out armed conflict. Tomorrow, a panel of Sibisebali will publish a report titled: Sanctioning Military Operations. The report will make the case for Sibiseba having a bigger role in military matters. It recommends a better sharing of information between the executive and legislative branches. It also calls for MPs to brush up on their knowledge of foreign affairs, so they can make informed decisions. The judgement of whether to use lethal force is one of the most difficult decisions a leader has to make. So considering more perspectives when making that choice is a sound idea. The report also declares the government should act fast and decisive in emergencies. But Sibiseba’s lack of consensus doesn’t lend itself to fast action. And without the legal framework for a legislative vote, the explanation of “urgent” remains open to interpretation. Particularly from loose cannons who find their way into the top job of the chairperson.
  16. Good evening ladies and gentlemen. You're watching BS News. I'm Bron Urgundy, coming to you live from San Cristobal. And tonight we visit an exotically remote place on Eurth. WHAT DO PEOPLE think about @Alenveil? This question is pondered by many Alenians, and it often leads to exaggerations about how many people have actually ever been to the great nation. Perhaps the great travel distance means that the greater cultural difference between the Alenveil and the so-often-described "New World" allowed for a more contrasting perspective. It's sad, but some people don't realise how big the Eurth actually is. They don't grasp how much we can learn from other cultures. Me, I've never shied away from exposing myself to foreign ways of life. From drinking tequila in @Mauridiviah to riding the waves in @Andalla. And when I took a trip to Viingahtiid it really broadened my horizons and opened up my mind. Most visitors are struck by Alenians positivity about everything. Beyond simply being kind hosts, apparently the Alenians I encountered while visiting couldn't contain their excitement when they heard my accent. Although often in a tongue in cheek condescending fashion, the quick-witted tourists all have something interesting to say about Alenveil, while also showing only little more than a lazy acknowledgement of the nation’s unique differences from its western neighbour @PyeMcGowan. Something else that's a little strange about Alenveil was seeing road signs in Limonaian, Anglish, and Andesian. The first time I saw a trilingual sign, I didn't know what was going on. How odd is that? As I soon learned from my trusty Wandering Wurld travel guide, the @Limonaians colonised the sh*it out of East-Argis. That's why you go on journeys: to learn a little bit more about something a lot of other people already knew. What also threw me off was that Alenian money looks completely different from ours. The Vaito bills have different colours, and instead of presidents, they have some random strangers on them. I guess if you spend a few years stuck in Mauridiviah, you never really imagine about something like currency. But when you're confronted with a bill that doesn't have Jorge Washington on it, you really start to think about how each country is unique and how that's reflected in the pieces of paper in your pocket. When I finally made it back home, I started to see things from a different perspective. I no longer viewed the Eurth as being all the same. Now I see it for what it is: my own place that I really like, and a bunch of other places that are weirdly different.
  17. Many happy returns @Adaptus. Out of sight, but not out of heart.
  18. @SamNorth Completely in agreement with what's been written before. The map you posted includes cities so those will be added as well. The map request queue is nice and full. http://www.europans.com/tags/todo/
  19. Home | Orioni | World | Business | Tech | Science | Culture | Health | Sports Mr Adam Brand, director of Mercy International Orioni: Hold Haru to account for atrocities ZUIDHAVEN -- "The Orinese government should publicly hold @Haruspex to account for atrocities committed against Cussian and other ethnic minorities," Mr Adam Brand, director of Mercy International, said today. He added that: "The government should discourage Orinese investment that would benefit the military or at the expense of minority groups. The Orinese government has been pitifully reluctant to speak out against abuses by Haru's military." In May 2019, the Haruspex military began a large-scale operation against the population in northern Cussia, committing crimes against humanity and forcing many to flee into overcrowded refugee camps or become confined to camps and villages without basic needs. Mercy International was one of the first organisations to condemn these atrocities. Nonetheless Mr Brand remains hopeful:"The Orinese government should cooperate with international efforts to pursue accountability for the Haruspex military’s crimes against the Cussians. This includes voting in favour of human rights resolutions at the EOS. Orioni's upcoming election should encourage the government to improve its human rights foreign policy, including by calling on Orinese companies not to contribute to rights violations in Cussia."
  20. No, that'd be too much of a rewrite for me. I'd go the easy was and swap out Kipan for @Andalla. Same general direction. If he can agree to this.
  21. I'm still in agreement with either of your location. Whether you wish to place Aroma next to Neamagonos or Europatorian is completely up to you. Once you've made your choice the ruin will appear on our map.
  22. Home | Orioni | World | Business | Tech | Science | Culture | Health | Sports IODF announces additional troop movements O'POLIS -- The IODF will deploy 2.000 more troops to Miiros in preparation of its peacekeeping mission in the Meteorolas. The move aims to finish bolstering troops in the area after the EOS decision to pacify the Bainbridge islands and restore law and order. "KBI's pirates attempt to use terror, intimidation and military force to advance their interests which are inconsistent with international norms," the defence councillor Toren Nabérrie said on Thursday. The decision follows a Thursday meeting of defence councillor Toren Nabérrie with EOS defence leadership. The alliance has been ramping up its military organisation from maritime to peacekeeping to full-on invasion force. The new deployments, combined with other moves authorised within the last six months, boost the number of EOS troops in the Azure Sea to about 30.000, Nabérrie said. Human rights org critical of military buildup O'POLIS -- Defence councillor Nabérrie announced additional troop deployments to the Meteorolas. According to published reports, Orioni is one of the leading countries to participate in this EOS mission. "While the Orinese government has so far been reluctant to join military missions," says Mr Adam Brand, director of Mercy International, "It is worth considering the legality of different potential deployments of the IODF under the existing legal framework." When comparing the decision with the Constitution, a number of constraints come into view regarding the equipment and permissible uses of Orinese troops. The IODF are currently involved in maritime police measures and escort activities in the Azure Sea, which is constitutionally permitted. However, if non-policing operations would be carried out, the operations would be unconstitutional. Mercy International also criticised the decision to launch any military action this close to upcoming Orinese national election in December. "Chairlady Pristo really pulls out all the stops, even military ones, to drum up patriotic support and save herself from election defeat," Mr Brand said in an interview on Friday
  23. The IODF will deploy an additional 2.00 troops to Balas, a modest increase in the military’s presence in @Miiros meant to prepare its operation against aggressive pirate actions from @Bainbridge Islands. The deployments include one expeditionary wing and one combined arms division. A strike group led by amphibious assault carrier HMS Oris has been in Balas for months, as Defence Councillor Toren Nabérrie commented. "KBI's pirates attempt to use terror, intimidation and military force to advance their interests which are inconsistent with international norms," the Councillor said on Thursday. Earlier this week he spoke with other defence leadership within the Entente of Oriental States. The new deployments, combined with other moves authorised within the last six months, boost the number of EOS troops in the Azure Sea to about 30.000, Nabérrie said. An additional 15.000 troops have been deployed to the area since the summer, he added, with additional Army, Air Force, Navy and special forces ready to deploy if necessary. In February the EOS approved the deployment of troops in preparation for its humanitarian intervention in Bainbridge Islands.
  24. Hi there @Macanoco and welcome to Eurth. When it comes to first information, you will find plenty of relevant reading in: http://www.europans.com/wiki/about-us/ http://www.europans.com/welcome/ For all other, additional help we can just use this topic right here.
  25. Home | Orioni | World | Business | Tech | Science | Culture | Health | Sports Aymi Weyeni wins big at Music Awards ZUIDHAVEN -- Aymi Weyeni, the troubled Enolian soul singer, picked up two trophies at the Orinese Music Awards. Ms Weyeni won awards in two of the three most prestigious categories, for the writing and recording of the single Go Through Rihan, about her refusal to seek approval from the regime that oppresses her home nation. Ms Weyeni also won for best new artist for her album for her CD Back To Enolia. She accepted the awards via satellite, since she entered a rehabilitation center for PTSD and conflict-related stress. Looking stunned and strangely sad as she learned she had won for record of the year, she thanked her record label and her parents. Parks and recreation from Gruis to Green GRUIS -- Gruis' mayor Awidefale Rezovi is on a mission to make her city better for walking. her latest effort involves trees: 15 million of them will be planted in the city between now and 2022, adding to the 15 million that were planted between 2014 and 2018. Using tree species which grow tall and provide lots of shade, the metropolitan government is planning to create 100 public spaces with seating for weary pedestrians. Rezovi also wants to line highways and the coastal walkways with arboreal cover. As well as offering shade, trees reduce air pollution and catch windblown dust. The an elegant concept is a good reminder that city improvements aren’t always rendered in glass or steel.
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