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The Reference Library

[align=center][font=times][size=180][B]The Reference Library[/b][/size][/font][/align]

[floatright][url=https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=818815][img]https://i.imgur.com/RMcl8me.jpg[/img][/url][/floatright][font=times][B]The Reference Library[/b][/font] gathers together the definitive "how-to" guides from around NationStates.  If you find the linked dispatches useful, please give them an upvote.  That helps other players find them more easily.  The dispatches are written by other people, and so may also promote their, or their region's, agenda.

[Size=150][B]Index[/b][/size]

[Size=120][font=times][URL=#ref]Other Reference Libraries[/URL]
[URL=#newplayers]New Players[/URL]
[URL=#issues]Issues[/URL]
[URL=#dispatch]Dispatches and Factbooks[/URL]
[URL=#cards]Cards[/URL]
[URL=#WA]World Assembly[/URL]
[URL=#rnd]Raiding and Defending[/URL]
[URL=#roleplay]Roleplay[/URL]
[URL=#region]Region Building[/URL]
[URL=#tech]Technical and Tools[/URL]
[URL=#history]History[/URL]
[URL=#arguments]Arguments[/URL]
[URL=#other]Other[/URL][/font][/size]

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[Size=150][B]Other Reference Libraries[/b][/size]

[Size=120][font=times][url=https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=968134]Reference Library[/url][/font][/size]
by [nation]August[/nation]
A great resource, linking to more of August's well written, comprehensive dispatches.

[Size=120][font=times][url=https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=883374]A Collection of Interesting Dispatches[/url][/font][/size]
by [nation]Chava Cal[/nation]


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[Size=150][B]New Players[/b][/size]

[Size=120][font=times][url=https://www.nationstates.net/page=faq]NationStates FAQ[/url][/font][/size]
Official NationStates resource

[Size=120][font=times][url=https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=1023447]How to NationStates: The Comprehensive Guide (for noobs)[/url][/font][/size]
by [nation]His Excellency[/nation]

[Size=120][font=times][url=https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=472895]New to NS? Read this![/url][/font][/size]
by [nation]United Russoasia[/nation]

[Size=120][font=times][url=https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=640579]The Survival Guide to NationStates[/url][/font][/size]
by [nation]Yy4u[/nation]

[Size=120][font=times][url=https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=444406]NationStates Guide[/url][/font][/size]
by [nation]Amerion[/nation]

[Size=120][font=times][url=https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=968155]NationStates Encyclopedia[/url][/font][/size]
by [nation]August[/nation]
A glossary of NS jargon

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[Size=150][B]Issues[/b] (spoiler alert)[/size]

[Size=120][font=times][url=https://forum.nationstates.net/viewforum.php?f=13]Got Issues?[/url][/font][/size]
The forum for issues.  Sneak a peak at the options for existing issues.  Report unusual effects.  Help fix issues with issues.  Or help write a new one.

[Size=120][font=times][url=https://forum.nationstates.net/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=440593]NationStates issue results[/url][/font][/size]
by [nation]Trotterdam[/nation]
Want to know what an option will do before you choose it? Well, now you can.

[Size=120][font=times][url=https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=841808]NationStates Banners[/url][/font][/size]
by [nation]Mediobogdum[/nation]

[Size=120][font=times][url=https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=920115]NationStates Policies[/url][/font][/size]
by [nation]Llorens[/nation]

[anchor=dispatch][/anchor]
[Size=150][B]Dispatches and Factbooks[/b][/size]

[Size=120][font=times][url=https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=330837]The Complete List of NSCodes[/url][/font][/size]
by [nation]Testlandia[/nation]

[Size=120][font=times][url=https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=1]How to Write a Dispatch[/url][/font][/size]
by [nation]Testlandia[/nation]

[Size=120][font=times][url=https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=744890]Macros in factbooks! All the codes![/url][/font][/size]
by [nation]Noahs Second Country[/nation]

[Size=120][font=times][url=https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=775027]NSC's guide to coloring dispatches![/url][/font][/size]
by [nation]Noahs Second Country[/nation]

[Size=120][font=times][url=https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=205413]A Guide on How to Put Pictures In The Factbooks[/url][/font][/size]
by [nation]The Democratic Nation of Unovia[/nation]

[Size=120][font=times][url=https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=228995]How to Copy a Disptach[/url][/font][/size]
by [nation]Freedom Planita 2[/nation]


[anchor=cards][/anchor]
[Size=150][B]Cards[/b][/size]

[Size=120][font=times][url=https://forum.nationstates.net/viewtopic.php?f=42&t=458820]NS Trading Card Discord[/url][/font][/size]

[Size=120][font=times][url=https://forum.nationstates.net/viewtopic.php?f=42&t=466308]The Collection Collection[/url][/font][/size]

[Size=120][font=times][url=https://forum.nationstates.net/viewtopic.php?f=42&t=467220]Wrong way to play?[/url][/font][/size]
The original post in this thread is a specific question, but the thread goes on to give various views on what is acceptable behaviour.

[Size=120][font=times][url=https://forum.nationstates.net/viewtopic.php?f=42&t=458863]What Works on Wall Street - Top Trading Tips[/url][/font][/size]

[Size=120][font=times][url=https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=1146418]How to earn Cards' money fast using puppets[/url][/font][/size]
by [nation]Queen Yuno[/nation]

[Size=120][font=times][url=https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=1232461]The North Pacific Card Market Watch[/url][/font][/size]
by [nation]The Northern Light[/nation]

[Size=120][font=times][url=https://forum.nationstates.net/viewtopic.php?f=42&t=470015]Card queries page[/url][/font][/size]
by [nation]The Northern Light[/nation]
Allows searches on the official XML card list

[Size=120][font=times][url=https://forum.nationstates.net/viewtopic.php?f=42&t=463041]The Cards Master List![/url][/font][/size]
by [nation]9003[/nation]

[anchor=WA][/anchor]
[Size=150][B]World Assembly[/b][/size]

[Size=120][font=times][url=https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=241882]Why and How to Join the World Assembly (and other Frequently Asked Questions)[/url][/font][/size]
by [nation]Europeian WA Headquarters[/nation]

Probably not useful, but I think interesting:
[Size=120][font=times][url=https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=8008]Against Security Council Statement[/url][/font][/size]
by [nation]Mikeswill[/nation]

[Size=120][font=times][url=https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=213563]So You Want To Write A Resolution?[/url][/font][/size]
by [nation]Damanucus[/nation]

[Size=120][font=times][url=https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=346295]So, ‘You say you want a Resolution’ : A beginners’ guide to writing GA proposals[/url][/font][/size]
by [nation]Bears Armed Mission[/nation]


[anchor=rnd][/anchor]
[Size=150][B]Raiding and Defending[/b][/size]

[Size=120][font=times][url=https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=782128]So you've been invaded…[/url][/font][/size]
by [nation]Consular[/nation]

[Size=120][font=times][url=https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=968148]Basics of Military Gameplay[/url][/font][/size]
by [nation]August[/nation]

[Size=120][font=times][url=https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=968137]About Influence[/url][/font][/size]
by [nation]August[/nation]

[Size=120][font=times][url=https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=162651]Hobbes' Handy Guide to Military (R/D) Gameplay.[/url][/font][/size]
by [nation]Hobbesistan[/nation]

[Size=120][font=times][url=https://forum.nationstates.net/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=307728]Complete Guide to Military Gameplay[/url][/font][/size]
by [nation]King Nephmir II[/nation]

[Size=120][font=times][url=https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=234354]Raiding Guide[/url][/font][/size]
by [nation]Black Riders Commander[/nation]

[Size=120][font=times][url=https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=497503]Detailed Raiding Guide[/url][/font][/size]
by [nation]Snezzy[/nation]

[Size=120][font=times][url=https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=361367]Maintaining A Sleeper Network (Login Script)[/url][/font][/size]
by [nation]Nephmir[/nation]

[Size=120][font=times][url=https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=445819]Start Raiding Today![/url][/font][/size]
by [nation]The Field Marshal[/nation]

[Size=120][font=times][url=https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=594930]The Predator Scandal[/url][/font][/size]
by [nation]The Predator Scandal[/nation]

[Size=120][font=times][url=https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=475767]What Is Defending?[/url][/font][/size]
by [nation]Imperial Rivercorps Armada 2nd Fleet[/nation]

[Size=120][font=times][url=https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=388292]Thou Shalt Not Retag: 10 Commandments of Detagging[/url][/font][/size]
by [nation]Union of Kiwi Socialists[/nation]


[anchor=roleplayer][/anchor]
[Size=150][B]Roleplay[/b][/size]

[Size=120][font=times][url=https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=213568]Roleplay 101[/url][/font][/size]
by [nation]Damanucus[/nation]

[Size=120][font=times][url=https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=552378]Roleplay for Dummies (and other useful things)[/url][/font][/size]
by [nation]Diogott[/nation]

[Size=120][font=times][url=https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=346273]How Roleplays Die: A Detailed Explanation on the Nature of Thread Death in Portal to the Multiverse[/url][/font][/size]
by [nation]Finland SSR[/nation]

[Size=120][font=times][url=https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=649965]How To Write an RP News Post[/url][/font][/size]
by [nation]Imperialist Sweden[/nation]

[Size=120][font=times][url=https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=671517]Worldbuilding resources for fun and profit[/url][/font][/size]
by [nation]Vrnallia[/nation]


[anchor=region][/anchor]
[Size=150][B]Region Building[/b][/size]

[Size=120][font=times][url=https://forum.nationstates.net/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=353470]How To Build A Region[/url][/font][/size]
Forum thread by [nation]Consular[/nation]

[Size=120][font=times][url=https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=1146842]Branding, Advertising, and Recruitment[/url][/font][/size]
by [nation]All Wild Things[/nation]

[Size=120][font=times][url=https://forum.nationstates.net/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=400660&start=518]Region Building (radio show discussion)[/url][/font][/size]
by [nation]Ambrella[/nation] and [nation]King HEM[/nation]

[Size=120][font=times][url=https://forum.nationstates.net/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=436465]Regional founder Discord server[/url][/font][/size]
Read the forum post before joining the server.

[Size=120][font=times][url=https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=1267715]How to Write a Basic Constitution: A Beginner's Guide[/URL][/font][/size]
by [nation]Prybourne[/nation]

[Size=120][font=times][url=https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=1237394]Basic Security Checks[/URL][/font][/size]
by [nation]All Wild Things[/nation]

[anchor=tech][/anchor]
[Size=150][B]Technical and Tools[/b][/size]

[Size=120][font=times][url=https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=1215900]RMB Search patterns[/url][/font][/size]
by [nation]Testlandia[/nation]

[Size=120][font=times][url=https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=219095]Useful NS Sites and Utilities[/url][/font][/size]
by [nation]Nullarni[/nation]

[Size=120][font=times][url=https://forum.nationstates.net/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=45424]NationStates API (nationdata/regiondata)[/url][/font][/size]
The main forum thread about the API

[Size=120][font=times][url=https://www.nationstates.net/pages/api.html]NationStates API Documentation[/url][/font][/size]
The documentation on the API

[Size=120][font=times][url=https://forum.nationstates.net/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=472017]AugustinAndroid NS-based Discord bot[/url][/font][/size]
by [nation]August[/nation]

[Size=120][font=times][url=https://forum.nationstates.net/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=402202]NationCogs - a module for the Red Discord bot[/url][/font][/size]
by [nation]Darcania[/nation]
(Take note of [url=https://forum.nationstates.net/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=402202&start=21]this[/url] update before installing)

[Size=120][font=times][url=https://forum.nationstates.net/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=356362]NationStates API for Python[/url][/font][/size]
by [nation]The United Island Tribes[/nation]

[Size=120][font=times][url=https://forum.nationstates.net/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=401352]nslogin-web (web app to log into/restore nations)[/url][/font][/size]
by [nation]Auralia[/nation]
(web-based app, ready to go)

[Size=120][font=times][url=https://forum.nationstates.net/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=423382&start=48]PuppetMaster Login Script[/url][/font][/size]
by [nation]Wolfram and Hart[/nation]
(Copy & paste JavaScript to get set up)

[Size=120][font=times][url=https://forum.nationstates.net/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=423382&start=58]Sleeping Beauty[/url][/font][/size]
by [nation]Wolfram and Hart[/nation]
This script answers issues for your puppets.  Copy & paste JavaScript to get set up.

[Size=120][font=times][url=https://forum.nationstates.net/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=350586]*THE* Simple Guide to Sending Telegrams via API[/url][/font][/size]
by [nation]Ever-Wandering Souls[/nation]

[Size=120][font=times][url=https://forum.nationstates.net/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=431835]Free triggering guide for R/D purposes[/url][/font][/size]
by [nation]Queen Yuno[/nation]
Uses [url=https://github.com/Derpseh/Spyglass]https://github.com/Derpseh/Spyglass[/url] by Derpsles.
A newer version, [url=https://github.com/khronion/Spyglass]https://github.com/khronion/Spyglass[/url] is also available

[anchor=history][/anchor]
[Size=150][B]History[/b][/size]

[Size=120][font=times][url=https://forum.nationstates.net/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=152919]NS History: You've Got Questions, We've Got Answers![/url][/font][/size]
Forum thread

[Size=120][font=times][url=https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=956920]The Compendium: The Nationstates History Book[/url][/font][/size]
by [nation]Lavenza[/nation]

[Size=120][font=times][url=https://forum.nationstates.net/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=432809]The Anatomy of the Coup: How Francos Spain Won (How did Francos Spain take over the Pacific?)[/url][/font][/size]
by [nation]Unibot III[/nation]

[Size=120][font=times][url=https://forum.nationstates.net/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=435211]Anatomy of the Coup II: Attack of the Puppets (The Invasion of the North Pacific)[/url][/font][/size]
by [nation]Unibot III[/nation]

[Size=120][font=times][url=https://forum.nationstates.net/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=447629]Anatomy of the Coup III: TEP, the Early Days[/url][/font][/size]
by [nation]Unibot III[/nation]


[Size=120][font=times][url=https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=232258]The Refound of Australia[/url][/font][/size]
by [nation]McMasterdonia Representative[/nation]

[Size=120][font=times][url=https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=461801]The History of The Black Hawks[/url][/font][/size]
by [nation]TBH Commander[/nation]

[Size=120][font=times][url=https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=1075361]A History of Boston[/url][/font][/size]
by [nation]All Wild Things[/nation]

[Size=120][font=times][url=https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=1037414]The Story of Christmas[/url][/font][/size]
by [nation]All Wild Things[/nation]

[Size=120][font=times][url=https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=604141]The History of the DEN[/url][/font][/size]
by [nation]General Knot[/nation]

[Size=120][font=times][url=https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=508793]History of Gay[/url][/font][/size]
by [nation]LGBT Equality[/nation]

[Size=120][font=times][url=https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=254606]The History of Hell[/url][/font][/size]
by [nation]The Stalker[/nation]

[Size=120][font=times][url=https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=1225370]A Warzone history, through Dispatches[/url][/font][/size]
by [nation]Domais[/nation]

[Size=120][font=times][url=https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=139100]History of the Delegacy of The West Pacific[/url][/font][/size]
by [nation]All Good People[/nation]


[Size=120][font=times][url=https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=33]NS Gameplay History - Updated 24/1-2014[/url][/font][/size]
by [nation]Ananke II[/nation]


[Size=120][font=times][url=https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=1236522]NS History Resources[/url][/font][/size]
by [nation]All Wild Things[/nation]



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[Size=150][B]Arguments[/b][/size]

This may be my favourite:
[Size=120][font=times][url=https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=506593]All You Need to Know About NationStates Arguments[/url][/font][/size]
by [nation]Ovybia[/nation]

[Size=120][font=times][url=https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=890101]"Everyone I Don't Like is Hitler", A Child's Guide to Online Political Discussion[/url][/font][/size]
by [nation]Schultzhafen[/nation]


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[Size=150][B]Other Resources[/b][/size]

[Size=120][font=times][url=https://forum.nationstates.net/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=285075]Links to resources for those who feel depressed/suicidal[/url][/font][/size]

[Size=120][font=times][url=https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=1018100]Keeping NationStates Safe: A Campaign Against Harassment[/url][/font][/size]
by [nation]New Ex Patria[/nation]

[Size=120][font=times][url=https://forum.nationstates.net/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=260044]The One Stop Rules Shop[/url][/font][/size]

[Size=120][font=times][url=https://www.nationstates.net/page=help]Getting Help[/url][/font][/size]

[Size=120][font=times][url=https://www.nationstates.net/page=polls/v=eligible]Eligible Polls[/url][/font][/size]

[Size=120][font=times][url=https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=818815]The NewsStand[/url][/font][/size]
by [nation]All Wild Things[/nation]

[Size=120][font=times][url=https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=981693]Obscure NS Links[/url][/font][/size]

[Pre]
https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=801528

Food
https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=1121619

https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=1040388

Rps
https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=377647

Fractal
https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=1080933
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The King of All Wild Things

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