The Cornellian Empire RMB

WA Delegate: The Republic of Hittanryan (elected 1 year 147 days ago)

Founder: The Allied States of New Edom

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The Cornellian Empire once spanned the region, providing law and order. Following a great war over the succession to the Empire that divided it as different factions fought to control the succession, it collapsed into disunity. One-hundred and fifty years later, the old structures are gone, with some nations clinging to old traditions along with their independence while others have become entirely independent.

This is a modern tech region with population caps and an ongoing realistic economics and history project.

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Regional Power: Moderate

The Cornellian Empire contains 35 nations, the 338th most in the world.

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The Most Authoritarian in The Cornellian Empire

World Census staff loitered innocuously in various public areas and recorded the length of time that passed before they were approached by dark-suited officials.

As a region, The Cornellian Empire is ranked 10,226th in the world for Most Authoritarian.

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1.The Union of UrdnotiaIron Fist Consumerists“The enemy of my enemy dies next”
2.The Ierocratic Matriarchy of JenassaMother Knows Best State“Love and harmony, strength and freedom”
3.The Imperium of ArbitesCorporate Police State“Sciemus Non Metus”
4.The Holy Empire of HostilliaCorporate Police State“Life Without Honor Is Life In Vain”
5.The Kingdom of AlizeriaAuthoritarian Democracy“Faith in God, Hope in Man”
6.The Rogue Nation of Rouka-SolFather Knows Best State“The flag is place Holder. Make me one if you want”
7.The Allied States of New EdomWA MemberFather Knows Best State“You Can't Break a Bundle of Sticks”
8.The Principality of RuvelkaFather Knows Best State“İṷıűűď Łīḥíłĩḻ”
9.The High Kingdom of OssoriaMother Knows Best State“Fortis cadere, cedere non potest”
10.The Großdeutschen Reich of KampfenlandWA MemberFather Knows Best State“Für unser Land und Götter!”
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Since we're in MT and have had a shared history, we're operating under the assumption that essentially everybody has diplomatic relations with everybody else. Even if you haven't RPed with them yet.

After all, unless you've banned phones, why wouldn't you have had contact with the outside world?

Well again, Alizeria is heavily based on New Zealand in the 1980s - and back then we only had relations with the UK, US and Australia. We didn't and still don't have relations with absolutely everyone and because it's a small nation it's not realistic to assume that we would have formal diplomatic relations with everyone in the region.

"We" meaning "Alizeria" in that last sentence*

New Zealand was still a British Dominion in the early 1980s, while Alizeria has been independent from the Cornellian Empire for over a century. I'm not sure the analogy is accurate.

Again, this is MT. It is the exception, not the rule, that most nations will at least have consulates with other nations which have been around them for hundreds of years. Unless there has been some kind of serious diplomatic spat, usually on the level of war or threats of war, you should at least have some kind of formal diplomatic channel you can use to talk to other nations.

New Zealand didn't and still doesn't have diplomatic relations with many commonwealth nations with whom we share a common history. It's a perfectly acceptable analogy and it's perfectly realistic for me to claim that, given how remote Alizeria is and how insignificant it is to the region, that we do not maintain diplomatic ties with the vast majority of the region.

If anything I'm getting a bit tired of you constantly intervening and trying to run my nation for me, Ryan. You've been doing things like this since I arrived, and I am rapidly losing patience in you. This is just like how you coerced me into moving Alizeria's location on the map, without bothering to listen to me or learn what sort of nation this is. I'm not running a powerful nation. I'm running an insignificant minnow because my hectic schedule in real life pretty much means an insignificant minnow is the only nation I can run.

I'm sorry to rant at you, but as I said... I'm really losing patience with you.

I'm sorry you feel that way.

I honestly believed that my suggestions would make it easier for you to RP with others and for others to RP with you. Personally, I find it really difficult to get things started when my diplomats are forced to sidetrack and describe my nation at length to foreign officials who should know about it by now. We wind up spending more time on that than the actual topic at hand and it kills the thread's pacing with infodump dialogue. That's my OOC justification for the IC stuff I said in my previous post.

The map placement, to my recollection, was to avoid the fate of other people who once occupied the exact same location: inactivity due to a complete lack of happenings over there. You said you were thinking of expanding trade, and there are many more people around your current location who would be willing to talk about that. There is also a lot less unclaimed territory adjacent to you. Since you wanted to be isolated, unclaimed territory is a potential risk: a new member might have a nation which won't leave you alone like you wanted. That was my reasoning, and I apologize if you feel you were initially coerced in any way and for apparently not explaining my rationale in full.

I completely understand your rationale in both cases, and I respect that, however I think you have failed to take into account that my roleplaying style is different to yours.

I'm not a new player - I'm someone who has been plagiarised more times than I can remember on this site - and I do know what I'm doing.

I know that your motives aren't malign, but yeah that's how I've been feeling.

Also, to be more specific, although I understand you don't like huge 'infodumps' in RPs I firstly have no problem with them and secondly, Alizeria is still under development (unlike Radiatia where I knew exactly what it was about 10 years before I even knew Nationstates existed). And I'm hoping to use roleplay as an opportunity to further develop this nation and explore what it's all about.

Actually I have no issue with infodumps as say, narration. Gotta build those worlds, after all.

Infodumps in dialogue is what I don't like. When one character needs to sit down and make a 10 minute speech summarizing his nation's history, economy, politics, military strength, national anthem, and most common insect, it breaks the flow of conversation.

Hahaha well to be fair it's generally only newbies who tend to do that. Although now I'm tempted to deliberately start the worst possible RP I can.

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