The New Inquisition RMB

WA Delegate (non-executive): The Technocratic Union of Dys (elected )

Founder: The Novel Questioners of The New Inquisitors

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Most Nations: 135th Most World Assembly Endorsements: 138th Most Influential: 452nd+9
Largest Black Market: 824th Largest Information Technology Sector: 1,339th Most Advanced Defense Forces: 1,576th Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,580th Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1,651st Largest Manufacturing Sector: 1,683rd Highest Average Incomes: 1,708th Highest Economic Output: 1,804th Most Scientifically Advanced: 1,827th
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Welcome to The New Inquisition!

With over eight years of history, TNI is one of the oldest active player-made regions on NationStates. Originally one of the
most infamous raiding powers, TNI was the first and only region to conquer the Rejected Realms.

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    MAP OF THE NEW INQUISITION - NEW

    FactbookOverview by The Vidnoye . 1,129 reads.

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    RMB RP Resources

    MetaReference by The Emerald World . 97 reads.

Embassies: The Land of Kings and Emperors, Albion, Balder, Unknown, Mazeria, Ainur, Great Britain and Ireland, Empires of Earth, The Unified Planes of the Multiverse, The Dukedom, TressNovice, the West Pacific, The Federation of the Azorean islands, and Lone Wolves United.

Construction of embassies with Nihon Islands has commenced. Completion expected .

Tags: Democratic, FT: FTL, Game Player, Monarchist, Independent, Large, Map, Featured, Role Player, Imperialist, Post-Modern Tech, Regional Government, and 1 other.World Assembly.

Regional Power: High

The New Inquisition contains 91 nations, the 135th most in the world.

Today's World Census Report

The Highest Poor Incomes in The New Inquisition

The World Census studied the spending power of the poorest 10% of citizens in each nation.

As a region, The New Inquisition is ranked 2,052nd in the world for Highest Poor Incomes.

NationWA CategoryMotto
31.The Theocracy of The Holy Bacon LandsIron Fist Consumerists“Bacon is Life, Bacon is Love”
32.The Mid Rim territories of UxupoxCapitalist Paradise“Omnisciens et semper vigilans”
33.The Übershielded Complex of SaskisdiFather Knows Best State“A police state is a safe state.”
34.The United Socialist States of The Germany AccordScandinavian Liberal Paradise“For honor, for glory, for the accord!”
35.The Colony of Deep Ones at DunwichLeft-Leaning College State“~~~^~~~~~~”
36.The Kingdom of AcalateDemocratic Socialists“in bellum, victoria. In pace vigil. In mortem sacrifici”
37.The Most Serene Republic of Honey Brew MeaderyInoffensive Centrist Democracy“To brew or not to brew”
38.The People's Republic of Eire nan IarDemocratic Socialists“Aontaigí, a oibrithe an domhain”
39.The Glorious Mordor of Newer AnatoliaIron Fist Consumerists“Scientia sit Potentia”
40.The Divine Skylord of PolandthriaDemocratic Socialists“DIVINE SKYLORD”
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You know what's ridiculously stupid?

Design patent = 14 years.
Utility patent = 20 years
Trademark = 10 years (renewable, though)
Copyright = Author's life + 70 years.

Can someone explain to me the logical reason why a patent holder/inventor deserves less protection than a liberal arts major? Other than Disney's impressive lobbying force, of course.

Newer Anatolia

The Ethereal Empire of Greater Arxtain wrote:You know what's ridiculously stupid?
Design patent = 14 years.
Utility patent = 20 years
Trademark = 10 years (renewable, though)
Copyright = Author's life + 70 years.
Can someone explain to me the logical reason why a patent holder/inventor deserves less protection than a liberal arts major? Other than Disney's impressive lobbying force, of course.

Eh, probably just cuz they wanted to piss you off.

The Ethereal Empire of Greater Arxtain wrote:You know what's ridiculously stupid?
Design patent = 14 years.
Utility patent = 20 years
Trademark = 10 years (renewable, though)
Copyright = Author's life + 70 years.
Can someone explain to me the logical reason why a patent holder/inventor deserves less protection than a liberal arts major? Other than Disney's impressive lobbying force, of course.


Stifling *things*, I assume. It's important that patent creators make money, but equally important to ensure they wont hold a monopoly. Artwork isnt nearly important for everyone to access, I'd say.

The Elder Empire of The Iron Stars wrote:Stifling *things*, I assume. It's important that patent creators make money, but equally important to ensure they wont hold a monopoly. Artwork isnt nearly important for everyone to access, I'd say.


Probably. Though I'd argue it's hurt certain industries a whole lot.

The Ethereal Empire of Greater Arxtain wrote:Probably. Though I'd argue it's hurt certain industries a whole lot.

Sure, but the industries to which patents apply are arguably more important and relevant to people and society than copyrighted franchises.

The Free Scientific Paradise of The Emerald World wrote:Sure, but the industries to which patents apply are arguably more important and relevant to people and society than copyrighted franchises.


I'm not arguing the opposite.

I'm just saying it would make me happier if copyrights would be reduced to 20 years flat, if only to have public domain Batman.

The Ethereal Empire of Greater Arxtain wrote:You know what's ridiculously stupid?
Design patent = 14 years.
Utility patent = 20 years
Trademark = 10 years (renewable, though)
Copyright = Author's life + 70 years.
Can someone explain to me the logical reason why a patent holder/inventor deserves less protection than a liberal arts major? Other than Disney's impressive lobbying force, of course.

1. It is possible to hide various patented processes from public scrutiny while still making a profit from using them; something subject to copyright (writings, picture etc.) has to be visible and hence copiable to make a profit from it.
2. Patents are on things; they tend to go out of date quicker than work subject to copyright. On the other hand, one can often make a large profit on them quicker than on copyrightable works.
3. Trademarks can be preserved for as long as one keeps on trading, the extended period allow rather long rests before recommencing trade. The others only require you to do the work once.

Now explain why the USA allows patents on pure software which is obviously subject to copyright and does not fit into the definition of patentable inventions.

The Emerald World and PrussiaV2

The Collectivist State of PrussiaV2 wrote:R.I.P Bellatorium


Noooooo Bella!

The Republic of Friedensreich wrote:So I'm done with my classes for the day, and all my friends have classes until about 6 :'(


What university are you at?

The Glorious Mordor of Newer Anatolia wrote:Noooooo Bella!
What university are you at?

Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). If you're asking about the specific school, I'm stuck in limbo between Liberal Arts for Poly-Sci and Kelley for marketing.

Anybody who is interested in being part of the government, please TG me ASAP with a short message expressing your interest. I'll be appointing positions within the week.

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