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    The South Oregon Hinterlands
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    Nowhere City
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    Francis LaCroix
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    Oswald de Martelli

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  1. 15th August, 2021 EARLY EDITION POLICE DEPARTMENTS ANNOUNCE MORE PRECINCTS TO BE PRIVATISED In a report published last night, police departments across The South Oregon Hinterlands announced additional precincts are to be sold off to private security contractors. Police departments across the nation have been hit hard by budget cuts, with many selling off precincts to external contractors, or in some cases privatising themselves, offering police services on a subscription basis, ranging from standard membership to platinum. Nowhere City has received the brunt of the selloffs, as the percentage of privately run precincts has risen to 53%. Residents of these precincts have mixed views of the selloffs. ”I’ve never felt safer,” states Henry Moss, a resident of New Godstone Island. “I can walk the streets at night knowing I won’t have to look over my shoulder anymore, and the new security teams have a much faster response time.” This sentiment is not universal however. “I’ve seen people beat up for parking violations,” says Maurice Hilton, a long term resident of the Pendle Bay public housing project. “The only time they come out here is to look for people who’ve committed a crime somewhere else. They’re trying to smoke us out. They never mention in the reports that the company who owns the security forces are buying up all the buildings here.” When asked for a quote, we received no answer from the NCPD headquarters, or from Branchland Security, the firm responsible for the policing of Mr Hilton’s precinct.
  2. This is the official site for statements released by The Capitalist Confederacy of the South Oregon Hinterlands. ---------- The core mission of this department is to ensure the safety of Hinderlanders overseas, safeguard the soverenty of The Hinterlands, and to ensure the economic interests of The Hinterlands are protected. ---------- The South Oregon Hinterlands is open to any and all diplomatic correspondence. Department of External Affairs, 3059 Bainbridge Building, Kemper Boulevard, Nowhere City, NCCD +08 0001 5865 externalaffairs@hinterlandsgov.oh
  3. THE WEEK IN REVIEW - 26th JUNE, 2021 The Anglian Conflict CEO Francis LaCroix after a parliamentary meeting last Wednesday has once again refused to take sides on the recent Anglian led conflicts in Europa. "The affairs of Europa are not the affairs of The Hinterlands," CEO LaCroix was quoted as saying, "I have no intention of becoming the policeman of the wurld, or entering into a war we have no stake in." LaCroix refused to comment further on allegations that Wormwood International, one of the largest mercenary corporations in the Hinterlands, has made increased purchases of ammuniton and weaponry. Automotive War Rages on for 5th Week The legal battle between Morvos Motors and General Electromotive over the conversion of internal combustion cars to electric power has entered it's fifth week. General Electromotive, the leading force in the electric car revolution, has been offering conversion services to cars since 2016. Morvos Motors, the largest manufacturer in The Hinterlands, has issued a suit against the firm, alledging that the removal of the combustion engines from Morvos cars constitutes tampering, violating the agreement made when purchasing Morvos cars that no unauthorised alterations may be made to the engine. Although accusations have been made of Morvos Motors having vested interests in overseas oil producing firms, in addition to the fact that several car models listed in the court documents have not been manufactured and are not supported by official Morvos garages for 60 years, however Morvos' legal tems has denied these claims. Pharmaceutical Firms See Increase in Shares Following the success of the Ateenian Miðnóttleysa festival, shares of recreational pharmaceutical companies have increased by an average of 15%. Shipments of LSD, magic mushrooms, and cannabis have risen year on year, attributed to the implementation of the Drug and Narcotics Commission (DaNC) in 2019, an independent entity focused on ensuring the quality of drugs comsumed and shipped abroad. Earlier today, Edward van Donitz, Chief Executive of Hoffmann Laboratories, announced an expansion into Ulfheimer. Speaking at a shareholder's meeting earlier this afternoon, van Donitz was quoted as saying: "The Ulfheimer people have strong and valuable traditions. It is our responsibility, as a caring and ethical company, to ensure the narcotics utilised in their affairs are of the highest quality."
  4. Hi, sorry for the late reply. The first region is pretty much exactly what I had in mind. The two colonies idea is something I can really get behind, and would actually give a reason as to why I gave my nation the confederacy title. For the stats, I was thinking the $20,000 would be fitting for what I'm aiming for for my population, and something around 38,000,000 for the population.
  5. Chief Executive Francis LaCroix Background Born in 1965 in the corporate district of Nowhere City, Francis LaCroix was raised from an early age to follow his parents into HinterCorp, one of the largest corporations in the country. After completing his corporate education in 1986, LaCroix instead took a year off to experience his country, becoming a saxophonist in a moderately successful jazz band for some time before getting involved in politics. He became famous across the nation whilst a member of the City Council after filibustering for 6 hours a proposal to demolish a historic district of Nowhere City. First elected Chief Executive in 2006 after a stint as the representative for Nowhere City in Parliament, LaCroix's anti monopoly stance is no secret, as he believes them to be the biggest threat to personal freedom and liberties for business and civil life at this time.
  6. Nation in Eurth: The South Oregon Hinterlands Flag: Capital name: Nowhere City Capital location: By the ocean, straddling a river Stats Chosen: 2 pop, 0 land, 2 GDP Factbook/iiwiki link: Culture: Based mainly off North American/UK culture Climate: Temperate History: Founded by Anglish settlers in the early 1700's, with a culture strongly rooted in freedom and personal liberties. Stromg corporate influence in all walks of life due to historic reliance. Desired Location: The river leading from the lake at the top of the Kezanoi Sea would be good.
  7. The South Oregon Hinterlands, more commonly known as The Hinterlands, is a small nation on the coast of [continent]. Founded in 1698 by colonists from Anglia, the Hinterlands enjoys mild summers and winters, with frequent rainfall. The capital city, Nowhere City, (formerly named Kingstown, until gaining independence in 1724), straddles the Dubris River, and with a population of just under 15 million people residing in the Capital District and surrounding Metropolitan Area, houses approximately 30% of the 49 million inhabitants of the Hinterlands. Overpopulation in the Hinterlands is rapidly becoming a major issue, with many young Hinterlanders barely able to pay rent. Owning a property is often considered a ludicrous pipe dream. Corporations have always played a strong role in the Hinterlands, being the only method of acquiring goods from foreign nations in the days of colonialism. Many of these corporations survived to this day, and are entrenched in Hinterlander culture. Due to a landmark court case held in 1979 (Nowhere City re Brenton Tech), corporations were deemed to have the same rights as individual private citizens, including but not limited to, the right to bear arms, the right to privacy, and the right to freedom of speech and expression. Although the presiding judge, the Rt Hon Branhauser, was accused until his death in 1998 of being biased, having held shares in Brenton Tech, the ruling has as of yet not been overruled. The government is managed from Parliament Tower, located in Nowhere City. Representatives from the Commonwealths or Districts of the Hinterlands, (the term can be used interchangeably), meet here to discuss matters regarding the state as a whole. The Commonwealths themselves are heavily devolved, and have great power when it comes to making their own laws and regulations. The current leader of the Hinterlands, known as the Chief Operator, a holdover from colonial days, is Francis LaCroix. Currently, he is embroiled in a longstanding debate regarding the powers of corporations and the effects of monopolies on the idea of liberty. Personal freedoms and liberties are in theory held in the utmost respect by the government of the Hinterlands, and by its people. In practice, however, corporations are free to treat their employees as they please, within reason. More unethical corporations are known to deprive their employees of things most people take for granted, such as paid time off, weekends, and standard working hours. This is not to say, however, that all corporations are like this. The most successful corporations provide their employees with wurld class treatment, such as paid medical subscriptions. The majority of the Hinterland’s income is generated by these corporations, selling goods such as automobiles and technology, as well as providing services such as banking, online gambling, and stock trading. Tourists also frequent the Hinterlands for the liberal laws regarding drugs and solicitation, however a small proportion also visit for the vast fir tree forests growing in the countryside. Hinterlandisian culture is strongly rooted in the desire for personal freedoms. With the turn of the 20th century bringing about a large number of socialist regimes with controlled media and art, Hinterlanders responded with more and more outrageous pieces. Art deco and surrealist art and cinema was a popular movement from the early 1920’s to the end of the 1950’s, and traces of this period are still apparent in modern day pieces. Music also went against the grain, with patriotic orchestral pieces being rebutted with wild big band ensembles, which gave way to the bebop movement of the mid 1950’s through to the early 70’s. Foreign culture is also a large part of Hinterlandisian culture. A large influx of wealthy Fulgistani refugees in the 1920’s caused a boom in coffee shops, and until the mid 1930’s sporting a beard was considered fashionable amongst the elite. Ancient Cashari ruins also played a large part in architecture, and many of the older high rise towers can be seen sporting art deco pillars and murals inspired by the wrecks littering the desert landscape. Stats; Economy: 2 Landmass: 0 Population: 2
  8. “Attention all employees, attention all employees. Please remember to have your ID pass visible at all times. Vostrom Incorporated will not be held liable for any injuries caused by security staff in the event of an unknown person in the building. Thank you.” Bill Nostrom flinched slightly at the sound of the tannoy system. The speaker was so close to the hard plastic bench he was perched on it was as if the brisk authoritative voice was shouting directly into his ear. Instinctively checking that his ID tag was on his person, (it was, as always, clipped firmly to the breast pocket of his cheap suit), Bill continued fiddling with his tie and waiting for the clock on the wall to strike 3. It was currently sitting at 2:58, and the second hand seemed intent on travelling as slowly as possible. Bill had a meeting with the head of the regional marketing director, Duncan Hertzmann. Mr Hertzmann was a kindly old man, with a touch of senility giving his personality a bizarre mix of politeness and bluntness. Being called into his office usually meant bad news. Hertzmann considered himself a good bearer of bad news, a fact his yes men have been too spineless to refute. Outside the floor to ceiling windows, afternoon traffic roared and horns blared. Bill would sell his left leg to be in one of those cars right now, racing far far away from Nowhere City out into the leafy green forests. The blonde secretary interrupted his wistful daydreams, startling Bill. She had been sitting still for so long, flipping through a magazine, she may as well have become part of the furniture. “Mr Hertzmann will see you now,” she stated, with all the emotion of the automated tannoy. Bill straightened his tie, and stepped through the imposing wooden door. Instantly his nose was assaulted by the pungent reek of cigars. Hertzmann’s office, although situated in the non-smoking portion of the 15th floor, always reeked of cigars, the stench having long embedded itself into the wooden furniture and shag carpet. “Ah, Bob! How’re you doing?” Bill had long ago given up trying to correct Hertzmann. He only bothered remembering the name of the movers and shakers in his department. This reminder only served to cause Bill’s stomach to drop further into despair. “Very good, sir. Thank you for asking.” Bill took a seat in the plush leather chair opposite Hertzmann, doing his best to inhale as infrequently as possible. “That’s great. Bob, that’s great.” Hertzmann’s expression told Bill that the old man hadn’t heard a word he’d said. “Now, I’ve brought you here to discuss your statistics. This quarter, you completed… 1657 sales, with a total pickup rate of 94.98 percent. Now how’s that look, Bob?” Bill gave Hertzmann a quizzical look. “I don’t understand, sir. Last I checked, my pickup rate was 96.60?” Hertzmann returned Bill’s look with a smile one gives when explaining something to a small child, or someone who is very dense. “One of your clients, a Mr Wendell, went bankrupt earlier this morning. His purchase has been cancelled. Now I know what you’re going to say. ‘Mr Hertzmann, that’s out of my hands! What could I have done?’ That’s not the attitude we like here at Vostrom. Be a go-getter, Bob! Nothing’s ‘Out of your hands.’ If you’re going to think like that, you may as well move to Fulgistan!” Hertzmann erupted into a wheezing chuckle. Bill’s face remained a stoic mask, not betraying his internal anger and confusion. The old man’s ramblings made little sense to him. Hertzmann’s cheery voice temporarily distracted him from the autoclave of emotions in his gut. “Now normally, this would be a dismissal. But, I like you, Bob. You’ve got a second chance.” The fire of rage in his gut was quenched slightly by the cool water of relief. “But of course, there’ll be a reduction in your pay. Standard for a breach of contract. Oh, and a new policy. Your medical subscription will be dropped from gold to silver. Still, better than nothing, right?” Bill’s heart dropped instantly. “But… but sir, I’m diabetic! What about my insulin? Silver won’t get me enough for the full month!” Hertzmann rose slowly to his feet, letting out the sigh all men do after a certain age when rising from a chair. Placing one arm around Bill’s shoulder, he led him to the door. Hertzmann’s gold watch felt like it weighed a tonne on Bill’s shoulder, and the ticking was deafeningly loud. “Now now Bob, what did I just say? Be a go-getter! I don’t want excuses, I want results. Let this serve as a motivator! Tell you what, if you can square your stats back up, I'll see what I can do to get you that gold again. No promises though, Bob.” Before Bill knew it, he was back in the waiting room. “Go get em, Bobby!” Hertzmann exclaimed optimistically, then slammed shut the ornate wooden door.
  9. YOUR RP NATION Full Name of Nation: The Capitalist Confederacy of the South Oregon Hinterlands Government type of nation: Democratic Republic with Heavy Corporate Influence (Corporate Bordello on NS, I think that this description is pretty close) Culture/ethnicity of your nation: Heavily based on the Pacific Northwest/New York & Massachusetts (Mainly Boston) Give us a short description of your nation: Founded by colonists from the Old wurld, strongly values personal freedoms and capitalism "The Capitalist Confederacy of The South Oregon Hinterlands is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by CEO Francis LaCroix with a fair hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, rampant corporate plagiarism, and unlimited-speed roads. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 5.05 billion Hinterlanders are effectively ruled by a group of massive corporations, who run for political office and provide their well-off citizens with wurld-class goods and services. Their poorer citizens, however, are mostly starving to death while being urged to go out and get real jobs. The populace has reasonably extensive civil rights, although these are mostly aimed at allowing them to buy whatever they like" Do you have an IIWiki page?: No WRITING EXPERIENCE How would you describe your level of experience in regards to roleplaying? I've been involved in roleplay since around 2016, mostly character driven RP like 40k and Shadowrun. I was involved in a short lived discord based roleplay based around intergalactic civilisations and have been playing Space Station 13 for around the same time How would you describe yourself? I'm here for a good time, I consider my writing to be grounded in realism however I do like drifting towards more silly things when writing for corporations/other large organisations RP/Writing samples (if available already): I have a few examples on my NS factbook, more narrative examples can be given on request - I'd prefer to send these directly to a mentor as they were written for a small group of friends/may be absolute drivel Do you wish to have a mentor assigned to you to help guide you through the start of your time here? yeah NATIONSTATES Why do you want to join this region?: RP looks detailed and the setting is close enough to Eurth for my wurldbuildng to satisfy my desire for the strange details of history without getting bogged down in what's already there Have you ever had trouble with any moderators?: No Do you have any prior experience on NationStates? If so, give a brief accounting of it. I've been playing since around very late 2016, I've never interacted with any other communities though Are you currently or do you plan to be a member of the NationStates wurld 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.
  10. I get that a lot, it's not what you think I promise. RP is something that interests me but I'm definitely interested in the wurldbuilding here, even if I'll propbably have to do some rewriting
  11. Hey, I've been messing around with nation states for about three years and finally decided to interact with one of the regions instead of sitting quietly in the corner
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