Lucerna RMB

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Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the western spiral arm of the galaxy is the mostly harmless planet Lucerna. Separated from the rest of the NS world, Lucerna is home to a multitude of nations.

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Lucerna contains 33 nations, the 356th most in the world.

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The Beautiful Republic of Arumdaum wrote:The entire map will be filled by NPCs in order to quicken and improve worldbuilding. The land controlled by NPCs will continue to be available for claiming, so that new player-controlled nations can always be made.

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The Empire of Yuanshai wrote:Ohhh okay I didn't even think about possible Coruman fascists. I've been too busy turning Güürdalai into a Germany rip off haha

Ohh I see! Well, I read your post when I was very tired, and I vaguely thought the word you were proposing was of German origin. Now that I am awake, I feel thoroughly stupid :P No, if fascism has a root in Güürdalai then I'm 100% down. It could've influenced similar movements in Corum.

Ebatica was also one of the leading nations of the Contingent during the Great War, so we could use an Ebatican word as well. But if it's okay if we don't, because that means I don't have to spend time coming up with a good word haha.

I came up with a good word a couple days ago I think: Kulturnirev. It's a portmanteau of Kulturni revitalizacija, meaning Cultural Revitalization. It's basically the start of something similar to the Cultural Revolution in China.

I think it's a good word :P

The Federal Republic of Kyzylistan wrote:Ohh I see! Well, I read your post when I was very tired, and I vaguely thought the word you were proposing was of German origin. Now that I am awake, I feel thoroughly stupid :P No, if fascism has a root in Güürdalai then I'm 100% down. It could've influenced similar movements in Corum.

Well it wouldn't have a root in Guurdalai, as rl fascism emerged in Italy and hence should probably rear it's ugly head up in some other Lucernan country and then spread to me from there. I don't mind whatever word we use. I just thought I would throw it out as a possible suggestion out of many :)

The Relatively United Provinces of Ebatica wrote:Ebatica was also one of the leading nations of the Contingent during the Great War, so we could use an Ebatican word as well. But if it's okay if we don't, because that means I don't have to spend time coming up with a good word haha.

Hahaha it's entirely up to you Ebatica

The Federal Republic of Kyzylistan wrote:I came up with a good word a couple days ago I think: Kulturnirev. It's a portmanteau of Kulturni revitalizacija, meaning Cultural Revitalization. It's basically the start of something similar to the Cultural Revolution in China.

I think it's a good word :P

Wait so are you suggesting it as a noun for Lucernan Nazism or are you just putting it out there that you named your cultural revolution lol (either way I like the words)

Fascism arose from the discontent in Italy that emerged after WWI. If something similar happened to Guurdalai, then it would make sense for fascism to have arisen there.

Also, we need a WWI analogue.

The Beautiful Republic of Arumdaum wrote:Fascism arose from the discontent in Italy that emerged after WWI. If something similar happened to Guurdalai, then it would make sense for fascism to have arisen there.

Also, we need a WWI analogue.

Actually that's not true. The intellectual origins of fascism are easy to find across pre-WWI Europe, including the most extreme forms of avant-garde, of which the most important was Marinnetti's futurismo. Sadly, most futurists died during WWI fighting for Italy so their artistic contribution was maimed.

Their anti-parliamentarian elements are found in all integralist and proto-fascist movements across Europe, of which the most relevant movement would be Boulanger's neo-Bonapartism in the 1880s and especially Marras's Action Française in the early 20th century and especially invigorated by the massive Dreyfus scandal.

In reality, given that fascism (or national syndicalism as some called it at first) is in its origin a hypernationalist yet corporatist view of society is not wasy to say what's fascism or not given that national traditions differ as do the ways that fascism developed through its convivence with other forces. Spanish and French fascism was deeply Catholic, Italian and German fascisms were laique. Only the Germans and to some extent the French fascist movements were anti-Semitic.

There is no need, however, for a WWI for fascism to appear, it will not be exactly the same, but given that Lucerna is not the real world (nor should imitate it every step of the way), there's no need either for a direct correlation of events.

The Empire of Yuanshai wrote:Hahaha it's entirely up to you Ebatica

Wait so are you suggesting it as a noun for Lucernan Nazism or are you just putting it out there that you named your cultural revolution lol (either way I like the words)

Noo, it's specific to the recently-formed Socialist Republic of Kyzylistan. Absolutely separate from the nazism discussion :)

Also, I've been reading a lot about Futurism. I recently read a book on Futurism in northern Italy, and I've been studying examples of futurist fashion/design/architecture/graphic design/etc. Alberia's version of futurism (which was an art-political movement that eventually became more moderate) is based on real life futurism. I'm going to flesh it out in great detail once I get some time, now that I've been reading more on it.

The Federal Republic of Kyzylistan wrote:Noo, it's specific to the recently-formed Socialist Republic of Kyzylistan. Absolutely separate from the nazism discussion :)

Also, I've been reading a lot about Futurism. I recently read a book on Futurism in northern Italy, and I've been studying examples of futurist fashion/design/architecture/graphic design/etc. Alberia's version of futurism (which was an art-political movement that eventually became more moderate) is based on real life futurism. I'm going to flesh it out in great detail once I get some time, now that I've been reading more on it.

But isn't your futurism more along the lines of social democracy with some elements of passion for sport and youth (cult of virility in Fascist speech) and bright colours? I suppose you basically took the good parts of futurism and left the bad ones (violence being quintessential to mankind) out of the equation?

The Federation of -Berry- wrote:But isn't your futurism more along the lines of social democracy with some elements of passion for sport and youth (cult of virility in Fascist speech) and bright colours? I suppose you basically took the good parts of futurism and left the bad ones (violence being quintessential to mankind) out of the equation?

You're mostly right, but since Alberia has so many diverse political/religious/ethnic groups, I'm going to have to really reexamine what I want to have happened.

I once read an excerpt from a futurist architect (whose name I cannot remember) who postulated that cities should be destroyed by the current generation, and then rebuilt. Then the next generation would destroy that city, and rebuild, etc etc. I'm going to enact a less insane version of this notion.

Alberan Futurism will definitely be more focused on the positive aspects of futurism: youthfulness, velocity, the machine, the airplane, and the new age. But I'm going to generally replace the focus on inherent violence with inherent need for change or revolution. That'll undoubtedly mean some things the futurists do after victory will not be good.

I'm going to have whole royal palaces and entire districts of cities burned and demolished in mass mobs and riots to make breathing room for new design. That'll be along with the damage caused by the civil war, which left many cities badly damaged. It'll also be initiated out of decades of pent-up anger toward the monarchy.

The political aspect of the revolution would also be largely in response to years of a stagnating political scene ruled by an oppressive monarch with an ineffective parliament. So the political scene after the civil war would be pluralistic and democratic, and fueled by different groups. It would've also been supported by revolutionary Christians, socialists, anarchists, etc. But also moderates and reformers. Basically anyone anti-monarchy.

It would also be comprised of different ethnicities, not just native Alberans: Abbasabadians, Nuova Ostiglians (Aurish, Kyzylic, etc), Matanese, etc. Some neutral groups would likely be reviled, but others would be forgiven (such as moderate Christians or the Baha'is).

But yeah. :P There will be a lot of focus put on youth, velocity, the machine, the airplane, etc. After the revolution, it'll be a very chaotic art movement with little central organization. It'll develop into several different art forms in the following few years. And as the fervor dies down, it'll become the Alberia we all know and love today :P

I'm really going to put a lot of focus on how futurist style, architecture, urban planning, etc affected the early society. Also cinema, literature, etc. And then I'll likely invent/copy other art forms that would've developed from it because it'll be good for history and I almost never focus on these aspects of society in my nationstates nations.

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