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Well... if you like superflous threads, come on in and take a seat.

Just wondering... how is Europa culturally? Not the kind of "export culture", but yes how?s the everyday life in this continent. For example, how?s the music in Tagmatium? How?s the Orioni humor? How are the country names written on other nation?s languages? How?s the daily life of an Akiirian? Which nation?s culture is imitated by other countries? What?s the latest fad in the continent?

 

Just wondering... this is truly superflous, but it gives some color to the roleplay imho. I?m making some sort of form about it, just to kill my curiousity.

 

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NS Wikipedia is the best way to show that sort of stuff. Last year I made a really basic entry for all role-playing nations who didn't have a page already. I guess we could update some of them with the date you can find on our forum.

 

I can see the link in your sig, so I know you know.

 

And according to IPA, Orioni is pronounced like so: o?ri?o?ni; pronounced /ɒɹiːɒniː/.

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Well... if you like superflous threads, come on in and take a seat.

Just wondering... how is Europa culturally? Not the kind of "export culture", but yes how?s the everyday life in this continent. For example, how?s the music in Tagmatium? How?s the Orioni humor? How are the country names written on other nation?s languages? How?s the daily life of an Akiirian? Which nation?s culture is imitated by other countries? What?s the latest fad in the continent?

 

Just wondering... this is truly superflous, but it gives some color to the roleplay imho. I?m making some sort of form about it, just to kill my curiousity.

 

Abra?os

Emakera , eu gosto da id?ia , mas podes explicar-me isto em Portugu?s?

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pronounced /ɒɹi??ɒni??/

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Tagmatium music does have a large underground punk scene, with a lot of music verging on the socialist side, not afraid to make fun/critise the government. The latest Opium Riots would have provided a lot of ammunition for the that sort of thing.

 

A lot of UK hip-hop as well. Like the older, more political stuff, none of the crap now.

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For a general cultural background of the Akiiryans think a mix of LoTR Riders of Rohan with the Mongols, Huns and other Turkic peoples.

 

All Akiiryan men are heavily tattoo (along the lines of Maori moko, but there are also hints of Scandinavian/Celtic "grippy-beast" style as well). The Higher the social class the more complex tattoos. Facial tattoos indicate clan, parentage etc and are instantly understood by other Akiiryans.

 

The two minority groups in Akiiryu do not tattoo.

 

Akiiryans also have a rather complex honour system which can get the uneducated into a lot of trouble when dealing with Akiiryans.

 

More to follow.

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Ok, here?s a form i made:

 

 

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How do your citizens see their country?
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How do your citizens see other countries?
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How are the other country?s names written on your country? (put only some, of 
course)
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How do your citizens see life? How?s their behaviour and point of view towards 
the government?
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How are the arts in your country? Literature, music, plastic arts, etc.
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How is the humor of your nation?
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How do your citizens relax? What are their favourite past-times?
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How are the basic sentences on your country? Do you say "hello" and "goodbye" in a different way?
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How much religious are your people?
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How do the cities look like? How?s the architeture, how are the streets, advertisings, is your city green and filled of life or filled with concrete and iron?

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How?s the daily routine of a person of your nation?

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How do your peoples look like?

And add (or remove) whatever you want.

 

 

 

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Our Nation id Based on the north east of England. They enjoy the nation, and support the government. And enjoy life.

 

A major pastime is Football (soccer). They are die hard for the sport, and are alot like the English when it comes to the sport. Due to this die hard passion, there is a large hooligan underground for the sport. (think, Green Street Hooligans, and Football Factory.)

 

Speech in Adaptus is although English, has many local veriants. The major local accent spoken is Geordie ( biggrin.gif ), an example of this:-

Oi oi mate, coming doon to the toon the neet for a good ol' pinte of wore broon ale, aye nice one wore lad. Meaning - Hello good sir, are you coming down town for a nice drink, oh yes very nice friend.

Hellos and good byes are quite diffrent too. Another set of examples:-

Hello = Oi oi

Good Bye = Tra(pronounced - Ta-r-are)

Adaptus = Alighity

 

The Adapton people also have a high standard for manners, and politness. Dont say, thank you, please and excuse me, it's taken very offensive. Also, this is taken to high detail. Rudness gets you no where in Adaptus.

 

Religion in Adaptus if very mixed, the majority are Methodist or Prodistant, the Main religion is Christianity, but it is completely a free thing.

 

Cities, cities are alot like British cities, most have a river, well built up areas are large hartlands of industry and culture, while countryside villiages are quiet, and peaceful places. Most of the rich and famous live in the countryside, in large estates, and lavish towns. the outskirts of the cities is where the majority of people live, the closer to the city you are, the more less off you are. Schools are schatterd everywhere, same for hospitals.

 

The people of Adaptus are extreamly friendly, always up for a laugh, and love their alcohol. They look like the tipical British people, young, educated, men and women, just started work in the city wear their new suits, and carry their breifcases, while less fortunate offent work with city counsils, as binmen or builders and such, and will carry on the job to the end. Teenagers are basiclt in Chav heaven, and with underground techno music sences, running wild, it's a ravers heaven.

 

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Irm?o Ryth grande trabalheira. biggrin.gif

 

 

How do your citizens see their country?

- The citizens come the nation as a point key for its independence, trusts the nation and it will be itself necessary defend it with nails and teeth. They are free citizens.

 

How do your citizens see other countries?

- They consider all the countries friends, until test of the opposite. They love discovering different cultures and making friendships. They do not support the treason and the blackmail.

 

How are the other country?s names written on your country? (put only some, of

course)

Some examples

- The People's Republic of Emakera . A rep?blica de pessoa de Emakera

The People's Federation of Adaptus . A federa??o do pessoa de Adaptus.

The Free Federation of The Europa Empire . A federa??o livre do imp?rio de Europa

The Glorious Dominion of Deltannia . O dominio glorioso de Deltannia.

The United Republic of Tamurin . A rep?blica unida de Tamurin

The Sublime Principate of Akiiryu . O sublime Principato de Akiiryu.

 

 

How do your citizens see life? How?s their behaviour and point of view towards

the government?

? The life is a dream , healthy living and family life.

 

How are the arts in your country? Literature, music, plastic arts, etc.

- The arts in our country are important, go since rupestre art to the contemporary art, recently to appear the Grafiti. The reading is part of our life. Music is very diversified, PIMBA, ROCK, FOLKLORE, POP, AFRICAN etc.

 

How is the humor of your nation?

- For the PIROLAO?S people it does not have life without humor. All what is for laughing is good.

to split one's sides with laughter;

 

How do your citizens relax? What are their favourite past-times?

- In the esplanades to drink with the friends, promenades with the family, the beach and clearly the soccer.

 

How are the basic sentences on your country? Do you say "hello" and "goodbye" in a different way?

- Bom dia/tarde/noite= Good morning/afternoon/night

Ol? = Hi

Tchau = good-bye

 

How much religious are your people?

?Multi religious , dominant Catholic

 

How do the cities look like? How?s the architeture, how are the streets, advertisings, is your city green and filled of life or filled with concrete and iron?

- Garden city ,Houses white , with big windows , simple, functional, and comfortable

a block of flats, much gardens, Botanical Garden, Zoological Garden, free trade, shop, store , streets largely.

 

How?s the daily routine of a person of your nation?

- without routine

 

How do your peoples look like?

- Pretty people, white skin, dark skin, high and low.

 

 

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How do your citizens see their country?

It's been about for over a thousand years, so it's accepted. There was a military dictatorship between 1969 and 1995, which was defeated and the Empire reinstalled. The system's still riding off this, as well as the recent Civil War which attempted to put the old system in power. Although the governing of the Greater Holy Empire isn't democratic, elections for city, thematic and county councils are, so long as they don't go too far against the Imperial Government's wishes. So, they are content with the system and everyone is allowed a free voice.

 

How do your citizens see other countries?

View them as equals, although the politics of some nations are considered inferior, especially more capitalist or militaristic ones. Most nations will be called "barbarians" or "uncivilised" at some point, but this is really only in jest or if you've really pissed a Tagmatine off, as, although Tagmatium is seen as the "true heir of Rome in Europa", the idea that some nations are inherently better is now considered racist and outdated. The government's bureaucracy, one of the largest in Europa and the nation's biggest employer, is viewed with annoyance on occasions, as it can take ages to do the simplest of tasks and forms must be written for often very mundane things.

 

Free Press?

Yep. Although the main broadcaster is given a portion of the licence fee, like the BBC, it isn't afraid to "bite the hand that feeds", and does it with regularity. There are many newspapers, and many other TV and radio channels/providers. The government will still stoop to releasing propaganda, but this is rarely taken at face value and is usually very transparent.

 

Death Penalty?

No-oh. But that hasn't stopped the government executing a handful of those behind both the old Republic and the Conservative League, the group that started the Civil War. It let them live after it overthrew the old republic, but won't be making that mistake twice.

 

How are the other country's names written on your country? (Put only some, of

course)

In the more Anglicised way. For example:

Sublime Principate of Akiiryu

United Republic of Tamurin

Glorious Dominion of Deltannia

 

How are the arts in your country? Literature, music, plastic arts, etc.

The arts are flourishing. The music scene's massive and very varied with every style accounted for, although entering into this, or any other arts industry, purely for fame and fortune is frowned upon. Galleries cater for most arts styles, and literature is very varied as well. Theatre and film are very popular

 

How is the humour of your nation?

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How do your citizens relax? What are their favourite past-times?

Past times vary a lot, depending on what class of people. Football is definitely a favourite, and cricket is becoming one after being introduced a few years ago. Richer people enjoy a variety of horseback sports, which were originally a training exercise for cavalry. Hunting with dogs is banned since an Imperial heir was killed in an accident, but with guns and fishing is allowed. Winter sports are popular in the mountainous areas. Other activities are also very popular

 

How are the basic sentences on your country? Do you say "hello" and "goodbye" in a different way?

Exactly the same in English, although the actual language spoken is "Tagmatine Greek", which, through a quirk of fate, is exactly the same as British English. A Tagmatine will get huffy if you suggest they're talking English, though.

 

How much religious are your people?

Religion's a fairly big part. Most people are members of the Orthodox Church of Tagmatium, and most people attend Church regularly. Freedom of belief is, however, encouraged, and most faiths are represented in the Greater Holy Empire, but mainly amongst immigrant communities, rather than converts amongst native Tagmatines. Efforts to convert people to Orthodoxy were given up on very early in the nation's history, despite the fact that is definitely a Christian nation, and the Patriarch of Tagmatium is a respected figure with some power.

 

The second biggest religion is Manichaeism, which arrived in Tagmatium before Christianity. It is mainly focused on the city of Theis.

 

Other Christian denominations include Catholicism, Protestantism and others, but these are in a minority and are mainly centred on the port-cities. Other religions include an ancient sort of polytheism, left over from the pre-Tagmatine tribes.

 

How do the cities look like? How's the architecture, how are the streets, advertisings, is your city green and filled of life or filled with concrete and iron?

Nice and originally of me, it's exactly the same as Britain, with the cities themselves varying a lot. Kontos, for example, is a heavily industrialised city, and is fairly grim, whilst Theis in the south is very green, open calm, despite it being a large and bustling port. Advertising is allowed, but it can be expected to be comically defaced.

 

How's the daily routine of a person of your nation?

Like a modern "Western" nation, although a lot less commercially orientated. The government is one of the biggest employers.

 

How do your peoples look like?

Northern European, although in the recent annexation of the Lesser Jaihu Basin, the people look more like central Asian/Turkic peoples.

 

Stances On:

 

Abortion

Allowed in all situations, although it is frowned upon if performed for purely lifestyle reasons; that's what contraceptives are there for.

 

Racism

Tagmatium not a racist nation, and anyone discriminating against someone on racial grounds risks prison.

 

Drugs

The stance on drugs is the same as in Britain, and there is an operation against opium growing going on in the Lesser Jaihu Basin, although it is not clear how successful it will be.

 

Homosexuality

Legal, although, of course, there are many bigoted Tagmatines. The current Patriarch, Cosmas I, usually an incredibly narrow-minded man, was one of the leaders in gay rights campaigning.

 

Other Religions

The Greater Holy Empire does view its own version of (iconoclastic) Orthodox Christianity as the "correct" one, but all religions are respected and allowed freedom. This freedom stems from a series of civil wars in the Middle Ages against heretical Christians, which left Tagmatium with the idea that every religion should be accorded respect and should not be forcibly stamped out. People who do encourage violence against other religions do tend to have the police knocking on their doors fairly quickly. The Orthodox Church of Tagmatium does still wield a small amount of temporal power, but so long as it does not infringe upon any areas of the state.

 

However, some religions are frowned upon. This includes the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints, which is seen as misogynistic and bizarre, as well as many evangelical sects of other religions. This is mainly due to the fact that they are purposefully attempting to infringe on people's rights, but partly because they are actively trying to convert people away from other religions.

 

Animal Testing

Allowed for medical research. Animal rights protestors who use too violent methods to protest will be stamped on by the state. Such methods are frowned upon.

 

Human Rights

Everyone is protected by the full extent of the law, as there should be no exceptions. However, some right-wing organisations are banned, and the economy is run along strict Socialist lines.

 

Genetic Research

The Imperial Government has not yet developed a concrete stance on this subject. Research on the grounds of preventing genetic illnesses and disorders is allowed, but research for superfluous reasons, such as getting a "designer baby" is on the brink of being outlawed.

This is very good work, Ryth!

 

A very good idea!

 

I may pin this...

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When you think of Niederoestereich, virtually think of Australian pre-1950

 

 

How do your citizens see their country?

 

Niederoestereichians historically have viewed themselves as an egalitarian society, with a distrust of the rich and powerful, this belief continues in the form of the tall poppy syndrome.

 

How do your citizens see other countries?

 

Niederoestereichians have traditionally had a very strong "underdog" attitude that is they will support those who appear to have the lesser hand, so long as Niederoestereich is not involved and the lesser country or ally is in the right according to Niederoestereichians moral levels. That said, Niederoestereichians will come to the aid of an allied nation even if it means placing Niederoestereich in considerable danger, after all, it is the people that make the nation, not the landmass.

 

How are the other country?s names written on your country? (Put only some, of

course)

 

As English is the language spoken, all nation titles are written in their English equivalent.

 

How do your citizens see life? How?s their behaviour and point of view towards

the government?

 

Niederoestereichians are relaxed, tolerant, and easy-going and yet cling dearly to the fundamental importance of common-sense justice, or to use the classic expression, a "fair go". It is the land of the long weekend: a country that declares a universal holiday for a horse race, that pioneered the eight hour working day, that takes pride in never working too hard and yet idolises the "little battler" who sweats away for small reward. Niederoestereichianss respect "hard yakka"; to be "flat out like a lizard drinking" is to be extremely busy, or sometimes the exact opposite. Politicians, or "pollies", be they at state or federal level, are universally disliked and distrusted.

 

How is the humour of your nation?

 

The language combines a mocking disrespect for established authority, particularly if it is pompous or out of touch with reality, with a distinctive upside-down sense of humour. For instance, Niederoestereichians take delight in dubbing a tall man "Shorty", a silent one "Rowdy" a bald man "Curly", and a redhead, of course, is "Blue".

How do your citizens relax? What are their favourite past-times?

Niederoestereichians are passionate about sport, and it forms a major part of the country's culture, the Niederoestereichian culture has historically been a masculine one, forged on the hardship of early settlers, and later on the heroism of the Niederoestereichian soldiers in past conflicts. "Mateship", or loyal fraternity, has reigned supreme. This also explains why the more aggressive forms of sport enjoyed by all.

 

How are the basic sentences on your country? Do you say "hello" and "goodbye" in a different way?

 

(The Niederoestereichian language is exact of Australia, all phrases, pronunciation etc)

Most linguists consider that there are three main varieties of Niederoestereich: "Broad", "General" and "Cultivated". These three main varieties are actually part of a continuum and are based on variations in accent. They often, but not always, reflect the social class and/or educational background of the speaker.

 

Broad Niederoestereichian

Broad Niederoestereichian is the archetypal and most recognisable variety and is familiar to English speakers around the world. Broad Niederoestereichian is recognisable by a certain nasal drawl and the prevalence of long diphthongs. Broad Niederoestereichian is more likely to be encountered when travelling farther away from the capital cities.

 

General Niederoestereichian

General Niederoestereichian is the stereotypical variety of the language it is the variety of English used by the majority of Niederoestereichian and it dominates the accents found in contemporary Niederoestereichian made films and television programmes. This variety has noticeably shorter vowel sounds than Broad Niederoestereichian, among other differences. There is perhaps a trend towards General Niederoestereichian away from the extremes.

 

Cultivated Niederoestereichian

Cultivated Niederoestereichian has many similarities to British Received Pronunciation, and is often mistaken for it. Cultivated Niederoestereichian is now spoken by less than 10% of the population. An overwhelmingly large and growing majority of Niederoestereichian now have either General or Broad accents. One effect of this is that the speech of people like the Minister for Foreign Affairs is mocked as sounding "affected", "snobby" or "aloof", when his accent is simply an example of Cultivated Niederoestereichian, reinforced by the fact that he completed his secondary schooling at a public school in abroad and went to university there. Cultivated Niederoestereichian is common among public figures in Niederoestereich.

 

How much religious are your people?

Catholic 54.4%, Anglican 20.5%, other Christian 20.5%, Buddhist 1.9%, Muslim 1.5%, other 1.2%,

 

How do your peoples look like?

British Caucasian with mix of Slavic

 

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My nation is a combination of many historic and fictional nation/cultures: Elves (Lord of the Rings), Naboo (Star Wars), ancient Phoenicia (Levant), thalassocratic Greece, the Hansaic League (NW-Europe), and the Portugese Empire. Government style is comparable to imperial Japan, but with a politically active and strictly matriarchal monarchy. This matriarchal rule as well as the people's respect for the land are also partially based on a novel by Thea Beckman.

 

How do your citizens see their country?

Most people have deep respect for their country. For many it is the land they family has lived on for generations. That is why they try to keep everything in shape.

 

How do your citizens see life? How?s their behaviour and point of view towards the government?

The government is regarded with content, due to its immense history. Government consists of an elected pilar that is subject to change, and an imperial pilar that guards stability. The empress usually reigns for life, although retirement is no exception in modern times.

 

How do your citizens see other countries?

The Orionii don't see themselves as superior to any other people. They understand that every life is precious, and feel it's not right to claim superiority over another group. Foreigners are usually approached in an honorable fashion [Japan].

 

What are the basic sentences on your country? Do you say "hello" and "goodbye" in a different way?

The official language of Orioni is Oharic, which may seem strange but is actually quite easy to learn and is exceptionally pleasing to the ear as it is spoken in a very melodious fashion [like the dialect in Limburg, Belgium].

Good morning/afternoon/night: Beni soli/tiago/lunya

Hello: Ailow

Goodbye: Farvel

See you around: Liho!

 

How are the names of other countries written in your language? (mention some as example, of course)

World of Pirilao: Mondo Pirilaii

United Republic of Tamurin: Respublica Tamurii Unioni

People's Republic of Emakera: Respublica Emakarii Populi

People's Federation of Adaptus: Federatio Adaptanii Populi

Free Federation of The Europa Empire: Federatio Europaeii Imperialis Libertas

Glorious Dominion of Deltannia: Dominium Deltannii Glorious

Sublime Principate of Akiiryu: Prinscipaes Akiiryi Sublimo

 

What do your cities look like? How?s the architeture,the streets, advertising? Is your city green and filled with life, or filled with concrete and iron?

These examples of our advertising are featured on the Q102-forum:

 

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How do your citizens see their country?

 

Most citizens are very nationalistic - to them, Ide Jima is the greatest nation on the face of the planet.

 

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How do your citizens see other countries?

 

Allies are held in great respect, whilst LT member nations tend to be looked down upon. Most people are also warm towards CIS states and Neutrals.

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How are the other country?s names written on your country? (put only some, of

course)

 

Ide Jima - Idekuedo Jumantai

Nevareion Nova - Nevarai Morikadi

Vanarambaion - Vanarambaion (Vanarakai in informal)

Orioni - Shyujuken (The fact it's completely different is merely because O is further away)

 

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How do your citizens see life? How?s their behaviour and point of view towards

the government?

 

Most people support the government, however socialist views are frowned upon by the government, as well as the majority of the populace.

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How are the arts in your country? Literature, music, plastic arts, etc.

 

Pictures are very distinctive, whilst literature is not a strength sculpting and music are also celebrated. Modern music is similar to rock, but is usually entirely intstrumental.

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How is the humor of your nation?

 

Not good.

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How do your citizens relax? What are their favourite past-times?

 

Basketball is the national sport, but beaches are good and walking holidays in the central mountains are world renowned

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How are the basic sentences on your country? Do you say "hello" and "goodbye" in a different way?

 

Hello - Shujiwa (Shoo - Jee - Wah ) - Slang; Shu

Goodbye - Kushidan (Koo - Shee - dan) Slang; Kush

 

 

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How much religious are your people?

 

Very devout - either bhuddist or majority christian

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How do the cities look like? How?s the architeture, how are the streets, advertisings, is your city green and filled of life or filled with concrete and iron?

 

Similar to modern day Singapore or Hong Kong

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How?s the daily routine of a person of your nation?

 

 

Fairly normal but relaxed, get up late go to work around 10, work till 6 and then stay up till about 11 drinking

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How do your peoples look like?

 

Oriental, in the north people are paler, whilst moving south people gradually become darker skinned. The south of Ide Jima is bordering on Arabic in terms of culture. The north is similar to Korea, whilst the central ranges play host to a culture similar to Tibet.

 

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Stances on:

 

Abortion: Allowed, despite this the church frowns upon it.

 

Racism: Not tolerated, the government punish it with harsh terms. In central Ide Jima ethnic tension is a problem

 

Homosexuality: Not tolerated at all in the countryside, in cities there can be small communities, but there are frequent attacks by neo - nazi groups. The government has legalised homosexuality, but the majority of the population are opposed.

 

Drugs: banned, in serious cases, the trafficking or consumption of drugs can be punishable by death. Marijuana is not banned however - everyone over 20 is free to smoke the drug, many popular cigarette companies put small amounts into normal cigarettes. Other Drugs are banned.

 

Other Religions: Bhuddism and Christianity live side by side, and in places have actually merged, a peaceful relationship exists - however, other religious groups are subject to attacks by the populace: Native Animistic beliefs are dying out, Judaism cannot take hold outside of Serekan, the Jehovah's Witness and Mormon temples were blown up by Extreme right wing groups, Bahaism is generally accepted by the population and Islam exists in small places in the south, although as a general rule, it is shrinking.

 

Animal Testing: Animal Testing is allowed for medical purposes, whilst most of the people are not bothered as to where it goes on.

 

Human Rights: Generally, Human Rights are good although there have been a few 'incidents'

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Hmmm, I never did this....

 

How do your citizens see their country?

- Very nationalistic, although as seen from the Civil War, from different perspectives. Although, it has been seen through its history that nationalism has been a fundamental part of Deltannia's culture. Even before it's development as a nation, a strong sense of "regionalism" was present.

 

How do your citizens see other countries?

-There is very little hatred of other nations. Racism is very minimal due to the presence in a diverse region. Even after wars, many people, though not all, learn to "live and forget".

 

How are the other country?s names written on your country? (put only some, of

course)

-They are the same in international respect. All titles are also given.

 

How do your citizens see life? How?s their behaviour and point of view towards

the government?

-Citizens are active and outgoing, generally. They are willing to unite in order to further the cause of Deltannia in times of crisis or during great strides for progress.

 

How are the arts in your country? Literature, music, plastic arts, etc.

-Music is especially stressed in many communities, but so is literature. Many famous musicians have come from the country. Most emphasis is on classical or instrumental music, although there are a number of famous bands.

 

How is the humor of your nation?

-Average. Nothing special. Perhaps a bit of sarcasm.

 

How do your citizens relax? What are their favourite past-times?

-It is average, depending on the person. Anywhere from sports to music to intellectual development, depending on the persons wants. The favorite past-time is racing (running).

 

How are the basic sentences on your country? Do you say "hello" and "goodbye" in a different way?

-Besides speaking in their own tongue, usual basics could include:

"Fair (morning/day/evening/night)" for both hello and goodbye

"I thank you" for thank you

 

How much religious are your people?

-Most are not. Some are still members of various churches, but after the religious wars that plagued the region, religion was mostly wiped out. Some are still members of churches, such as Pho and Cho. There is no national stress on religion at all.

 

How do the cities look like? How?s the architeture, how are the streets, advertisings, is your city green and filled of life or filled with concrete and iron?

-Depends on the city. Many of the cities are hundreds of years old, dating back to before the nation was developed. Levana, for example, has many old stone building still standing and in use, with cobblestone streets in many areas. Gardens and terraces are everywhere, and in many areas, instead of streets, people use walkways around buildings (think of some Middle East cities with stairs, walkways, multi-levels instead of all starting at the street level). New Delta, however, is a much more modern city.

 

How?s the daily routine of a person of your nation?

-Early rise, not too late sleep. Standard 8 hours of actual work, although in between, there is some time for leisure/exercise after lunch. Weekends are usually given off for larger corporations, but may differ among small businesses and emergency sectors.

 

How do your peoples look like?

- A little tall, but mostly average. Generally a white population (it is northern). Obesity is not so much of a problem because of the cold and rigor of daily life, and exercise is encouraged everywhere.

 

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Stances:

Abortion

Allowed. There are few districts, usually the more conservative ones, that ban this, although it is easy for most people to get one in another district. However, abortions due to crimes must be allowed in all cases.

 

Racism

Racism is not tolerated, but is generally not a problem in Deltannian society.

 

Drugs

Illicit drugs are not allowed in any circumstances. Medicinal drugs are used, but only by the consent of a doctor, who can be monitored for excessive/illegal usage. Pharmeceuticals are allowed, as are drugs found in foods and drinks such as caffeine. Alcohol is allowed, although alcoholism is not too great of a problem in Deltannia.

 

Homosexuality

Allowed, although all there are no exceptions for anything lewd in public in either case. Any discrimination against is not tolerated.

 

Other Religions

Allowed, although not widely practiced (see above). Mostly by immigrants/ethnic communities.

 

Animal Testing

Research purposes only. Protests are of course legal, but generally amount to nothing against the name of scientific progress.

 

Human Rights

Discrimination against is not tolerated. However, certain limits to philosophies such as "freedom of speech" can be considered taken too far, such as the preaching of racism, fascism, etc.

 

Genetic research

Allowed, same reason as animal testing. This includes stem cell research. Cloning, however, is limited, and human cloning, although not officially shutdown, is not allowed.

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My nation is a combination of many historic and fictional nation/cultures: Elves (Lord of the Rings), Naboo (Star Wars), ancient Phoenicia (Levant), thalassocratic Greece, the Hansaic League (NW-Europe), and the Portugese Empire. ...

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How do your citizens see their country?

- Proud people, with a long Nationalistic, but not warlike tendancy. After the Overthrow of the Fascisits this feeling is renewed.

 

How do your citizens see other countries?

-They see and judge based on actions, however the US People have a tendancy to be gentle and understanding, even in times when their own need is greater than the other persons.

 

How are the other country?s names written on your country?

-N/A

 

How do your citizens see life? How?s their behaviour and point of view towards

the government?

-The People of Strathyclyde have no government above them, rather they ARE the Gov't/ The People's council develops laws and the whole populace votes 43 Times out of the Year. Sometimes even more.

 

How are the arts in your country? Literature, music, plastic arts, etc.

-Our music is more 60/70's era, however there are some Metallica like bands. We love our death metal over here smile.gif

 

How is the humor of your nation?

-Average

 

How do your citizens relax? What are their favourite past-times?

-Alot of our citizens enjoy Hockey and Soccer, however there is a strong online gaming enviroment.

 

How are the basic sentences on your country? Do you say "hello" and "goodbye" in a different way?

-Well, Saying hello is not universal all over Strathyclyde. One would say Pleassant Dawn or Grascious Evening rather than a simple Hello and Goodbye. This is seen as a formal sign of respect.

 

How much religious are your people?

-Our people have a variety of Religions, since freedom of Religion is a central tenet of our country.

 

How do the cities look like? How?s the architeture, how are the streets, advertisings, is your city green and filled of life or filled with concrete and iron?

-Bustling and with small rural areas. Depends on the City. Stockholm is mainly like a modern city with many tall, skyscrapers and Judicial Buildings.

 

How?s the daily routine of a person of your nation?

- Reasonably dull, 9 hour work day, with paid overtime. Weekends off for all, and a plethora of holidays.

 

 

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Stances:

 

Abortion

Disallwoed. Our people hold that all organisms have the right to life.

 

Racism

Racism is not tolerated, and since the Fascists are gone, there really is no prevalent Rascist tendancies.

 

Drugs

Drugs are allowed in Strathyclyde, but only small amounts at a time .If you are caught with over 1 Pound of any drug, you will be charged with illegal trafficking.

 

Homosexuality

Allowed, as it is no ones buisness as to what goes on in a bedroom of two consenting adults.

 

Other Religions

Allowed, in strathyclyde there are many faiths.

 

Animal Testing

Allowed in full, on Rats and Mice.

 

Human Rights

All available rights are given to every person regardless of creed or social standing or sexuality.

 

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This topic is too good to be ignored like this.

 

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How do your citizens see their country?

-Most Vocians take greeat pride in their nation and tend to be very nationalistic.

 

How do your citizens see other countries?

-They respect most countries, but they pay close attention to international news and are quick to publically condem any country that acts irrationally erratic towards its people and other nations.

 

How are the other country?s names written on your country?

-Dominion of Rekamgil: Dali Rekag

-World of Pirilao: Sol Pirilo

-Empire of Orioni: Veris Orin

 

How do your citizens see life? How?s their behaviour and point of view towards

the government?

-Vocians take a great interest in their government and believe that they make a difference when it comes to deciding national policies. This, of course, is false, but the Imperial Council does take public opinion heavily into consideration when proposing and voting for national laws and policies.

 

How are the arts in your country? Literature, music, plastic arts, etc.

-In the pre-modern times Vocenae put great pride in the nation's authors and philosophers, and were especially proud of the symphonies that were played in the many concert halls in the older cities. In Modern times the emergence of rock music and the computer revolution have all but killed classical music, and hack authors are flooding bookstores with horrible books that are hardly more than rip-offs of each other, but buried beneath the onslaught of generic plots and characters there are true epics. Design has become a major career choice of many artists, and the two cities of Elysia and Celeste are proof that modern Vocenae will be remembered for it's architects.

 

How is the humor of your nation?

-Most Vocians have a normal sense of humor and can joke and laugh at most things that are humorous.

 

How do your citizens relax? What are their favourite past-times?

-Due to the wintry climate, most of the year Vocians enjoy nothing more than relaxing in the warm comforts of their homes, but during the late spring and all through summer when the weather is warm, many Vocians think that there is nothing better than getting out and enjoying the warmth in various ways, from concerts to hiking the countryside.

 

How are the basic sentences on your country? Do you say "hello" and "goodbye" in a different way?

-There is High Vocish, which in the pre-modern times were used by the upper class, but has essentially become a dead language as the upper and lower classes were slowly merged into each other. Eriori (hello) Palorisu (goodbye).

 

Common Vocish is the dominant language of Vocenae, and was used by the lower classes in pre-modern times. When the two classes of society merged, Common Vocish replaced High Vocish due to the lower classes outnumbering the upper class nobles. Eri (hello) Palor (goodbye)

 

Gutterspeak is the slang version of Common Vocish, and has only appeared in modern times as sub-cultures become larger and encompass more of Vocenae's youth. Er (hi) Pal (bye) are examples.

 

How much religious are your people?

-In ancient times most Vocians believed in Polytheism, or a group of gods. However this changed in the Middle Ages as Monotheism, or belief in One God took hold. This lasted up until the modern times, where technology repeatedly began to prove ancient religious text and events wrong. Most of the population is Atheist, but the old religious groups still exist, just smaller and starved for attention.

 

How do the cities look like? How?s the architeture, how are the streets, advertisings, is your city green and filled of life or filled with concrete and iron?

-As with most things in Vocian culture and life, technology has affected this massively. Most of the towns and cities in Vocenae began in the Middle Ages, when many of the country's nomadic peoples began to gather in larger groups and form permanent settlements. However, in modern times the architexture ranges from the Federal style to the exotic and unique. Perfect examples of this are the capital of Vocia and its sister city, Zathra, which have a distinct Federal look, to the northern city of Elysia and the southern city of Celeste, both of which have vibrant colors and elegantly styled buildings that are almost literally works of art and design rather than workplaces.

 

How?s the daily routine of a person of your nation?

-Early to rise, late to bed. This is because of Vocenae's climate, and in Ancient and Medieval times Vocians had to work hard to keep the cold out of their homes and grow harvestable crops. In modern times this is still the case, but with everyday essentials such as heating systems and year-round hothouses, the 'Early to rise, Late to bed' method of living is due to corporations and the government setting earlier working hours, and most Vocians stay up late to enjoy television, the internet, and more personal hobbies.

 

How do your peoples look like?

-Most Vocians, both male and female, are tall and strongly built. This is again due to influence from the climate, which in ancient times and even into pre-history demanded toughness or a quick death would follow. As time has passed though, the emergence of slightly smaller men and women has proven again that technology, in making life easier, is affecting the genetic traits of the Vocian people.

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Stances:

 

Abortion

-Allowed in all cases.

 

Racism

-Rascism is not tolerated, and those who make racist remarks usually find themselves with heavy fines and/or jail time.

 

Drugs

-Tobacco is tolerated, but the government and most Vocians are against hallucinogenic drugs and depressants such as alchohol.

 

Homosexuality

-Tolerated and legalized.

 

Other Religions

-Christianity and its various other forms.

 

Animal Testing

-Legalized.

 

Human Rights

-Vocians enjoy the essential human rights package, though gender equality is still a problem. Violent criminals are not tolerated and as part of their sentence, they are stripped of almost all human rights except those essential for survival and those needed for the legal system.

 

Genetic research

-Legalized, but carefully monitored by the government.

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Well using the nice question form, I Will attempt to answer them all. It may take a few days since I am still "researching the archives" for all of the information on Nan GorGwaith.

 

How do your citizens see their country?

Citizens are generally happy with the current dictatorship. Many disagree with the "psychotic" part. There are fractional cultural differences, especially in the north-west. Since Nan GorGwaith was part of a larger, older nation once, its people think of themselves as regions represented by the central government. Lord Gothmog VIII has loosened the reigns of control and would like to see the country evolve into a republic.

 

How do your citizens see other countries?

Many are generally suspicious of the designs of other nations. Nan GorGwaith has since becoming an independant nation, remained mainly isolationist. Only during the rule of Lord Gothmog VIII has it begun to make more contact with other nations within Europa, and this has stirred up radical groups opposed to doing this.

 

Free Press?

There is freedom of the Press, to an extent. They are free to write about whatever and publish it whenever. There are 2 exceptions to this. Official Europa news releases by Nan GorGwaith News are released by Lord Gothmog. His lordship also can, in a rare case, block or take action against a news story. This is rarely done however, in an extreme case.

 

Death Penalty?

The death penalty exists only for certain crimes. Examples of this would be mass murder, exceptionally brutal murder, murder of children or elderly, high treason. The last person executed was many years ago, so it is not common.

 

How are the other country's names written in your country? (Put only some, of

course)

All official documentation is written in English, and all foreign nations are listed by how they call themselves.

 

How are the arts in your country? Literature, music, plastic arts, etc.

The arts flourish. There are no starving artists here and historians can actually get a job!

 

How is the humour of your nation?

What a funny question! laugh.gif

 

How do your citizens relax? What are their favourite past-times?

Most attend sports events, or pursue arts. The nation is very polar on fun.

 

How are the basic sentences in your country? Do you say "hello" and "goodbye" in a different way?

Hello and Goodbye are used all the time, as English is an official language, especially around tourists. Young people like "hey" and "what's up?"

 

How religious are your people?

Most are moderately religious, attend chuch, and preach good values. There are a few hardcore groups and almost no atheist groups.

 

How do the cities look like? How's the architecture, how are the streets, advertisings, is your city green and filled of life or filled with concrete and iron?

The cities differ, especially across regions. Streets are paved with a mixture of asphalt and a special rubber to prevent weather cracking. There are mandatory green spaces (undeveloped) throughout the major cities, as well as many parks.

Architecture is a mixture of Gothic, Romanesque, Victorian, 2nd Empire, Neoclassical, Greek revival, Colonial American, Tudor, Georgian and various vernacular types. In larger cities, strange modern structures are starting to appear.

 

How do your peoples look like?

The people are most like in appearance to the English, German, and Polish. Average male height is 6 feet, women is 5.6 feet. Skin colour is a range of white to tan. Rare occurences of dark skin appear in the cities and border-areas. All colours and styles of hair.

 

Stances On:

 

Abortion

Abortion is currently legal, but the woman has to have it done within the first week of conception. Since this is hard for many women to catch in time, they end up having the baby. Abortions can be done for rape or incest cases.

 

Racism

Absolutely not tolerated. It is noted that many people do not like other types of people, but it is a private matter only. Public displays of racial hatred are severely punished. (no KKK rallys here!)

 

Drugs

Legal obviously are allowed. Illegal types (cocaine, meth, marjiuana, speed, acid, etc) are still illegal, but do appear on the streets. The population just does not seem to be into drugs that much, although it is increasing in youths. Caffeine is the most common drug...

 

Homosexuality

Homosexuality is a normal part of many citizens lives, although occasionally there are confrontations between pro and anti groups. Most of the anti-homosexuality groups are religous organizations.

 

Other Religions

Nan GorGwaith has open tolerance of all groups of major religions. Minor relgions and sects must keep within strict quidelines that seperate them from cults, which are banned.

 

Animal Testing

Only mice are allowed to be tested upon. Anything else would create unhappy, angry, people.

 

Human Rights

Nan GorGwaith has had a good record for human rights within the last few decades.

 

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Ali 'i Plains on the North Shore of the Kingdom of the Bainbridge Islands

 

[The Kingdom of the Bainbridge Islands is based on the Hawaiian Islands, but working as if the influence of missionaries and traders were dramatically less than in the real world. I try to use real places and real Hawaiian words as often as possible, though that's not always possible.]

 

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How do your citizens see their country?

* The citizens of the Kingdom of the Bainbridge Islands (KBI) view themselves to be fortunate caretakers of some of the most beautiful land in Europa. They are conservative, support their king and royalty, and are proud of their growing nation.

 

How do your citizens see other countries?

* As tourism is a major industry in the KBI, they are very ethnophilic ? they enjoy showing off the Kingdom to tourists, the natural wonders, and traditional culture of the KBI. As they are a neutral country, they respect other nationalities, but realize that not all nations have the environmental gifts that they were fortunate to receive. As such, they are proud of their nation, and expect the same consideration from other nationalities.

 

How are the other country?s names written on your country? (put only some, of

course)

* SBIE (Standard Bainbridge Islander English ? similar to Standard American English [no accents, per the northwest US]) is the standard language of the KBI. Therefore, they use the English titles for foreign nations. However, a traditionalist revival has seen an upswing in the Hawaiian language for ceremonial functions and celebrations, and the language is commonly spoken among the citizenry (though not as much as SBIE), so there may be some deviations.

 

How do your citizens see life? How?s their behavior and point of view towards

the government?

* They are a content citizenry, although they are concerned with the direction of the national government. With the death of King Kam VIII, the attempted ?Midnight Coup?, and the installment of a new king (King Kam IX), a current of uncertainty is running through the nation.

 

How are the arts in your country? Literature, music, plastic arts, etc.

* This can be divided into two categories: Traditional and Modern arts.

Traditional arts consist of the traditional practices (luaus, performance arts ? fire eating and secondary shows), dances (mostly traditional hulas, both males and females), Martial displays (mostly Loa and some tai-chi-esque practices), Poetry and story telling, and flower arranging (leis, flower arranging, native garden architecture). [Just think of Hawaii, and you?re there!]

Islander modern arts displays influences from around Europa ? art from Ide Jima, techno music from Miiros, literature from Deltannia, architecture from Orioni ? influences from around the entire region have impacted the major cities and tourist sites of the KBI. A ?New Wave? of islander culture has started to emerge, using what artists consider to be the ?best? of other nations, and mixing them with islander traditional arts, especially in martial arts (UFC), and media production (studios outside Aiea).

Downtown Honolulu?s Ali Wai boulevard has dramatic neon displays and modern buildings, Aiea?s ?golden driveway? is awash with post modern business centers, while outlying cities fight to maintain the traditional charm of earlier years.

 

How is the humor of your nation?

* Islanders tend to be demonstrative in their humor ? good natured slapstick is widely appreciated and popular on television (ITV). Double-entandres, ribald jokes, and humor with unexpected outcomes (i.e. candid-camera like situations) are also very popular.

However, the use of dry humor is considered to be a hallmark of an educated individual, and when displayed appropriately, it is considered to be ?highbrow?.

 

How do your citizens relax? What are their favorite past-times?

* There are many things to see and do in the Kingdom.

Sports are extremely popular, both participatory and spectator.

Football (soccer) is the most popular team sport on the island, with excellent turnout for both first and second division teams. The biggest teams are Royal Honolulu, Aiea United, Lahaina FC (aka the Hammers), and the Pearl Harbor FC (aka the Gunners).

Baseball is a popular winter sport, with a huge following, followed by Rugby and water sports (Outrigger races and swimming competitions).

A sport growing in popularity is the Unlimited Fighting Competition, loosely based on ancient BI traditions, but marketed with vengeance by modern corporate interests. It is man-to-man combat in an octagon, with five three-minute rounds.

Surfing is another popular traditional sport, considered the ?Sport of Kings?. A circuit around the KBI runs year round, especially in winter months, when waves are stronger, and the danger is greater. The tradition of surfing is so ingrained in the culture, that prince Lapeli had to demonstrate his ability to surf before he could gain the regent?s council approval to assume the crown.

 

Movies and theatre are also popular, and growing with the improving economy allowing for more ownership of televisions and disposable income. The old movie complex outside Honolulu has been refurbished, and has been producing very successful movies for the past decade.

 

How are the basic sentences on your country? Do you say "hello" and "goodbye" in a different way?

* Aloha = means both ?Hello? and ?Goodbye?

Mahalo = Thank you

 

How much religious are your people?

* The bulk of the KBI is Christian, but there has been a general divergence towards Buddhism, with the influence of foreign emissaries. There are other religions in the KBI (i.e. Judaism, Islam), but they have not gained any significant number of adherents. In the backwoods, there is some traditional worship of BI gods, but they are considered to be a cultural eccentricity.

 

How do the cities look like? How?s the architecture, how are the streets, advertisings, is your city green and filled of life or filled with concrete and iron?

* There are three distinct types of architecture in the KBI: Traditional, Neo-Victorian, and Postmodern.

Traditional architecture consists ?tropical? wood structures, built by hand or by primitive tools. They are used for recreation of traditional ceremonies and for visiting tourist attractions (including business and restaurants).

Neo-Victorian is representative of the era when foreign immigration influenced the BI culture, and many of the older governmental building are use this design.

Modern structures usually involve concrete, steel, and glass, and demonstrate a wide variety of influences from foreign cultures and modern islander designer.

Major cities tend to lean towards Modern with some of the governmental and historical buildings displaying a Neo-Victorian scheme.

Small cities display a smaller amount of Modern buildings, with more Neo-Victorian and Traditional designs included into the cityscape.

 

How do your peoples look like?

* The bulk of the citizenry has some Polynesian features, usually black hair, black eyes, and medium stature. After the absorption of some Caucasian settlers into the genetic mix, it is not unusual to have some variations, such blue eyes, or brown hair. In some regions with a high introduction of international influence, Nordic features are not considered beyond the national norm.

 

Stances On:

 

Abortion:

Permissible, but frowned upon (viewed as a failure of the couple to be responsible)

 

Racism

As the Islands are a fairly mixed land (genetically), racism isn?t a serious issue. The major racial groups on the islands are:

Kama ?aina (Full Islander) ? traditional Polynesian features

Hapa Haole (?Half white?) ? usually a mix between Kama?aina and a Caucasian or oriental individual (one parent is non-islander)

Haole (?white?) ? Caucasian features

Pake (?chinese?) ? oriental features

Most individuals are a mix (Hapa Haole), but there are noticeable populations of the other groups.

 

Drugs

Many natural drugs are used (i.e. tobacco, marijuana), but they are regulated and heavily taxed by the government. To smoke in public is considered ill mannered, and is widely frowned upon. Most establishments have designated area to smoke.

The islands have liberal laws on consumption of alcohol (minimum age = 18), drunken driving will result in a 10 year sentence; a death caused by drunken driven is life in prison.

Homosexuality

Not common, but is occasionally seen, among tourists and some islanders. Traditionalists frown upon this practice, but the general populace doesn?t really care about it.

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