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Balnik wrote:I'll take some nukes if they're floating around.

Balnik you can't just bum a nuke off somebody. Get your own.

Miklania wrote:Balnik you can't just bum a nuke off somebody. Get your own.

Watch him steal one instead.

Miklania wrote:Balnik you can't just bum a nuke off somebody. Get your own.

Let people panhandle for nukes

Dormill and Stiura wrote:There's always Athara Magarat, who's had one of the most extensive empires in TWI. Alternatively you can ask anyone mentioned before.

We are not a real empire (only in the first half-century it was) though. More like a bickering federation with nothing in common except for the powerless Mahang while the all-powerful chad hangs or hangmas of outer hangates did everything from fighting each other to raiding other nations to enslaving locals to appointing new puppet Mahang.

That said with a name like The Leonese Islands, I think s/he probably is looking for a Western colonizer.

Athara Magarat wrote:We are not a real empire (only in the first half-century it was) though. More like a bickering federation with nothing in common except for the powerless Mahang while the all-powerful chad hangs or hangmas of outer hangates did everything from fighting each other to raiding other nations to enslaving locals to appointing new puppet Mahang.

That said with a name like The Leonese Islands, I think s/he probably is looking for a Western colonizer.

That'd be right. The cultural milieu will be native and Western colonial. I'd like to decide this before I make a map application so that I can write some decent history for the factbook with the mother country.

Dormill and Stiura wrote:Watch him steal one instead.

I'm sure there's someone willing to sell suitcase nukes.

Miklania wrote:Balnik you can't just bum a nuke off somebody. Get your own.

*stares at ostehaar*

Havalland wrote:Jolly good mate, for king and country.
That means Iím willing to colonize you.

That does seem like the best option. What kind of dates would work best for your nation's history for colonial establishment and independence?

Miklania wrote:Balnik you can't just bum a nuke off somebody. Get your own.

That's where you're wrong kiddo

Balnik wrote:I'll take some nukes if they're floating around.

*Alantania has entered the chat*

The Leonese Islands wrote:That'd be right. The cultural milieu will be native and Western colonial. I'd like to decide this before I make a map application so that I can write some decent history for the factbook with the mother country.

DUDE if you're looking for some natives, I was hoping to expand some of the Chuusootee people on my lands to other places. Besides, my people are notorious for being victims

The Leonese Islands wrote:That does seem like the best option. What kind of dates would work best for your nation's history for colonial establishment and independence?

Around 1500 to 1950 I would say would be the best defined start and end to the empire, dm me for more information.

Remodio wrote:*Alantania has entered the chat*

https://i.imgur.com/0DzhW.gif

Hi. I'm new to this. How to post about my nation? Can anybody tell me?

Dravidista wrote:Hi. I'm new to this. How to post about my nation? Can anybody tell me?

Hello, friend! For some great help, here's a great factbook:

Welcome!

LinkHello there. Thanks for joining the Western Isles!

You must be wondering what you can do here and how, what is expected of you and how to start role-playing... I'll try to answer these questions in this dispatch.

First of all, if you haven't done so already - go ahead and introduce yourself on our regional message board (RMB). You can post things like what country you're from, if you're new to NationStates or to role-playing (RP), what kind of a nation you want to create, and anything else you'd like to share.

About the Region

Where do we communicate?

  • IC communication (in-character, meaning role-playing) is done on the NationStates forums

  • OOC communication (out-of-character, from general chatting to world-building) is done on the RMB

  • Telegrams are usually OOC

We don't have offsite forums, so you don't have to worry about missing something else.

How does this region work?

We have a democratically elected government (you can run for office) which is in-charge of several aspects of the region:

  • Facilitating RP and promoting world-building and cooperation in the region

  • Managing the region in terms of regional rules and standards

  • Recruiting new players and managing our embassies with other regions

To really understand how we do, you can read through the following dispatches when you get a chance:

  • The Constitution - It details the responsibilities of the various government officers and the Founder, as well as the processes of legislation and elections in the region. Of course, there's no need to remember it all, but it's there if you need it.

  • The Regional Rules and Conduct - That's just... The rules. You know, don't be a jerk to others, don't spam the RMB, and so on. The map rules are also there, but we'll get to that in a minute.

  • The Regional information dispatch - Contains current and updating information about the region (recent stats of the region, weekly updates, important daily events, etc.).

  • The Regional Links dispatch - Contains useful links to other regional guides or interesting dispatches (list of alliances, the regional militia, World Assembly guide, guides on RP, and more).

This is confusing... Can anyone help?

Of course, most of us can. If you still have questions, you can do either of the following:

Your address for questions regarding specific RP rules (can this be done? can I take over that? can I have that size? etc.) is the Sec. of RP (Thuzbekistan). Feel free to tag him in your RMB post or to TG him.

About Role-Playing in the Region

How do I get a spot on the map?

Our regional map is the basis of our RP, and it is therefore reserved for nations who actively engage in RP or plan to do so. Before asking a spot, please first make sure you have at least one nation-building factbook (relating to some aspect of your nation) and at least one forum post.

To be added to the map, send Vancouvia a telegram with answers to several simple questions - they are listed under "Map Rules" in the Regional Rules and Conduct dispatch. In order to stay on the map, you need to be relatively active in regional RP. nation-building dispatches or RP posts in the forums at least once week or so, should be enough.

How do I develop my nation?

Here in this region we don't use NationStates stats at all. Population, economic status, main industries, defense budget - All of those things are up to you, the player, to decide! Make factbooks or dispatches describing your nation's culture, history, religion, government, budget, climate, military, science, industries, people, corporations, trade deals, and anything else you can think of.

Are there limitations?

RP in this region is based on realism and modern-technology, so keep your nation in those limits. There are a few other guidelines we have in place to keep things balanced, for example:

If you're having trouble coming up with realistic numbers, just search Wikipedia for information on the real-world countries your nation is based on (or related to), and use that. Remember that this is an island region, and that our nations are not the largest and richest in the world - so, for instence, don't take the size and scope of the US' armed forces as an example, and don't take China's economy as an example. Try to find a realistic balance that would fit an island nation. Tip: There are no "perfect" nations - all nations have their strengths and their weaknesses. The Sec. of Role-play (Thuzbekistan) or other members of the region can help you design your nation as well.

Other than that - the limit is your own creativity. Feel free to look around and read other nations' factbooks and dispatches for ideas. See for example:

For other interesting, creative, or highly informative factbooks by members of the region, check out The Western Isles Factbook Spotlight. Take some time to look around, get to know the other players and the region as a whole, and develop your nation. I recommend doing that before getting into RP.

Alright, what now? Where do I RP?

You can get to the region's ongoing RPs and events in either of the following ways:

  • Through the "Ongoing Events and Perpetual RPs" in the region's main page

  • Through the Active RPs of the Western Isles dispatch, which contains the region's RPs

As a start, I recommend reading the recent posts in the regional news thread and posting some of your own, before moving on to more complex RPs. This would allow players of the region to get acquainted with your nation.

And of course - you can always think of your own idea for an RP based on or in your nation, and recruit or interest others to join. I also recommend checking out the region's Alliances and Trade Agreements dispatch, where you might find other nations with similar interests and players to RP with; and the region's Marketplace, where you might find storefronts and corporations seeking to expand.

NS is full of useful guides for the technical or procedural aspect or RPing. This one, for example, is short and to the point. I've also published one myself, about RPing in our region. There are many more RP guides and tip dispatches or threads around the site - feel free to explore and learn more about RPing.

As always, for any question on RPing in the region or in general, feel free to ask on the RMB or send a personal TG to the Sec. of RP or any of the active members.

Read factbook

For some things to start off with, what's your government like? Authoritarian, representative, maybe a monarchy? And economically, is your country a laissez-faire capitalist landscape or overthrow-the-bourgeoisie type communist, perhaps something in between?

Miklania wrote:Balnik you can't just bum a nuke off somebody. Get your own.

A chicken in every pot, and a nuke in every backyard.

I'm happy to be nuked in IW1.

Remodio wrote:*Alantania has entered the chat*

Nukes are easy to lose you know, canít blame anyone for that one

Seven days have passed so you know what happens then: the weekly report:
3-9 August 2020:
- 3 Total Nations (+1), no delegate endorsements (+/- 0), 1 RMB page (+/- 0)
- No Members on the map, for there is no map (+/- 0)
- The newly arrived: Rakavo. Welcome (back)!

This week's dispatches:
- None whatsoever

1 embassy (+/- 0)
- No activity

My apologies: that was the weekly report of The Eastern Islands. How sloppy of me...

Here is the report for The Western Islands:

3 - 9 August 2020
- 212 Total Nations (+22), 60 delegate endorsements (+/- 1), 22,646 RMB pages (+12)
- 56 Members on the Map (+/- 0)
- The newly arrived: Penaglandia, Deshnik, Las naciones unidas de adrian, Burtan, Scarlett-Stan, Agdoruh, Step On Me Mommy State, Scaller, Mannixa Prime, Agent Islands, Dalmacije, Watambi, The Eternal Communes, Keverai, Defenestoria, The West Cuban Federation, Ungoverned shethole, Chasreldhar, Lady Imelda von Nachtschatten, Massie, Baron Island, Tenoca, Kobnia, The Leonese Islands, Dravidista, Flatwood, Libertarial, Aragon and Mantua. Welcome (back)!

This week's dispatches:
- Altmera published "Monarchy of Altmera (Placeholder)"
- Altmera published "Treaty of Cooperation and Mutual Prosperity (New Dawn Initiative) (WIP)"
- Altmera published "Infrastructure of Altmera (Wip)"
- Alteran Republics published "Wiki // Caelius Dynamics VT-15"
- Agdoruh published "Freedom to Speak"
- Agdoruh published "Military"
- Mannixa Prime published "Republic of Mannixan Armed Forces"
- Mannixa Prime published "Land"
- Mannixa Prime published "Republican Army"
- Havalland published "Kingston and Blackforest Castle"
- Mannixa Prime published "Quick Facts about Mannixa WIP"
- Mannixa Prime published "M-12 Sabretooth main battle tank"
- Shidei published "government"
- Mannixa Prime published "Military IFV"
- Athara Magarat published "IslesNet"
- Mannixa Prime published "Channel War"
- Mannixa Prime published "Western Mannixa"
- Mannixa Prime published "Ultho Separatists: MNC"
- Agdoruh published "Politics"
- Mannixa Prime published "New Menkos"
- Almorea published "The Battle of Molahchearn, 28 November 1797"
- Mannixa Prime published "Ultho Attack: MNC Article"
- Mannixa Prime published "Ultho"
- Mannixa Prime published "Primary Military Weapons"
- Mannixa Prime published "Shania Attack Update: Interal Government Dispatch"
- Almorea published "Almorean battles index"
- Almorea published "The Battle of Chaleemore, 1774"
- Mannixa Prime published "Battle of Carcass"
- Flatwood published "Overview of Flatwoodian Politics"
- Flatwood published "List of Flatwoodian Monarchs and some basic accomplishments"
- Santiland Repubilc published "Congress of Santiland"
- Mannixa Prime published "Battle of Westhaven"
- The Leonese Islands published "The Leonese Islands"
- Flatwood published "List of Flatwoodian Presidents"
- Flatwood published "List of Flatwoodian Prime Ministers"
- Ainslie published "Worksafe"
- Athara Magarat published "What Happened to Imperial Magarati War Criminals? (WIP at least 50)"
- Dormill and Stiura published "Eagle Industries - Barracuda MBT"
- Ainslie published "MediEase"

114 embassies (+/- 0)
- embassy proposed with Islamic Empire
- embassy closure ordered with The Great Universe



See the Regional Archives for the less recent Weekly Happenings format and days even further in the past.


Read dispatch

Shidei wrote:Corindia

Ive whored out my unoccupied tank and I'm now housing some rainbowfish (bedotia geayi) for a friend until January lol

I don't think I've ever seen those before, they look cool tho

Corindia wrote:I don't think I've ever seen those before, they look cool tho

They are super cool. I like the stretched out look of them. Don't want to keep them long term though cuz they need more horizontal swim space

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