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Entry and Expansion Applications

Read The Instructions Below Before Proceeding

1. Please read the other Resource factbooks before filling out, especially the Example Application Below.

2. Fill out the Entry Application (for a spot on the map) OR the Citizenship Application (for non-map nations only).

3. Submit the Application to all three Ministers via telegram. Only one approval is needed. Any telegrams sent to the cartographer or Founder nation will not be considered.

4. Wait for approval, and you will be added to the map (applicable for Entry Application only).

5. Once approved, proceed to Role-Play after your claim is added.*

6. Please post your application in a dispatch in your factbook. You will not be added to the map until you have completed this step.

*By filling out this application, you assert that you have read and agree to abide by all regional policies and rules.

Example Application

Full NationStates Name: The Federal State of the East Indies

Full Political Name: See Above

WA Nation: See Above

Claim: The Moluccas, the Lesser Sunda Islands (excluding East Timor), and Celebes.


NOTE: These are alternatively known as the Maluku Islands, Nusa Tenggara, and Sulawesi and the claim totals at 341,698.14 km2.

Indonesian Provinces:
Maluku, North Maluku (Moluccas)
Bali, East Nusa Tenggara, West Nusa Tenggara (Lesser Sunda Islands)
Central Sulawesi, Gorontalo, North Sulawesi, South Sulawesi, Southeast Sulawesi, West Sulawesi (Celebes)

Government Type: Unitary constitutional parliamentary republic

(A nation that has nearly all power invested in the central government, operates under and abides by a governing document, has an elected legislative body/branch, and elects representatives to speak/act on behalf of the people.)

Head of State: President Joko Kalla

Head of Government: Prime Minister Jusuf Widodo

Capital City: Macassar (also spelled as Makassar)

Estimated Population: 37,532,511

History: Indonesian history continues as in real life until March 25th, 1947. On this date, the Dutch House of Representatives approved the Linggadjati Agreement that granted autonomy to the Republic of Indonesia with the territory of the islands Java, Sumatra and Madura. The State of East Indonesia was retained as a colony of the Netherlands, and the Dutch established Dutch Borneo and New Guinea as two other colonies. In the same year, East Indonesia, Dutch Borneo, and New Guinea were collected into a single colony known again as the Dutch East Indies, however they all retained some degree of autonomy. With the Linggadjati Agreement in place, the Indonesian National Revolution was concluded. A Dutch-organized evacuation of all remaining European and Indo-European prisoners and civilians in the new Republic's control was organized and fulfilled in late 1947.

In 1962, Republic-backed separatists in Dutch Borneo launched a guerrilla campaign against Dutch colonial forces in the region. After police action by the Dutch was met with harsh international retaliation, the Dutch began negotiations. Due to fading domestic support and international pressure, the Netherlands ceded Dutch Borneo to the Republic of Indonesia on the terms of Indonesia paying off Dutch war debts from the Indonesian National Revolution. After this, the Dutch East Indies were reduced to East Indonesia and New Guinea. The Dutch government began re-pursuing the Dutch Ethical Policy that had been abandoned during World War II and in the ensuing war. This action was an attempt to pacify the remaining colonies and to begin the development of a more permanent economy.

While this action was unpopular among conservative Dutch, it was successful in securing the loyalty of the colonies, particularly in East Indonesia, which held a relatively large European and Christian population already. During the Cold War, Dutch-Indonesian relations remained largely hostile as Indonesia was still intent on acquiring East Indonesia from the Dutch. In 1968, the Dutch supported the New Order of Indonesia alongside several other American and European states. This marked an end to the height of the "Little Cold War" held between the Netherlands and Indonesia.

An independence movement, originating around 1960 with the independence of many African states, began to gain traction in New Guinea in 1975 as Papuan nationalists advocated for the cession of New Guinea to the newly independent state of Papa New Guinea. After a referendum was held in 1980, the Dutch formally ceded New Guinea to Papa New Guinea and the Dutch East Indies were reduced to East Indonesia, still a substantially large and populated region. During this same time period, the Dutch refused local pressure to intervene in East Timor. The ensuing invasion of East Timor by Indonesian forces outraged many of the East Indonesians and opened hostilities between the Netherlands and New Order Indonesia.

During the 1997 Asian financial crisis, the Dutch East Indies were put into an economic slump, however the intervention of the IMF and the Netherlands managed to negate many of the harsh effects felt by the colony's neighbors. In 2000, scheduled negotiations between East Indonesia and the Netherlands affirmed further autonomy for the colony and began a 25-year development plan for the future.


Type: Capitalist
Development: Developing

Capitalist with a relatively diverse economy. The primary sector still has a diverse role outside of urban areas and the secondary sector is still a means of economic production, however the country is attempting to further transform to a service sector-based economy.

Nominal GDP: $569.368 billion

Nominal per capita: $15,170

Military Strength:

Priority: Medium
Equipment: Upper tier has technology similar to that available to the military of the Netherlands, while the lower tier can resemble a slightly more advanced version of the Indonesian military.
% GDP: 2.1%

Eligible Manpower: 7,506,502
Active Troops: 112,597
Reserve (Optional): 151,084

This example application was originally provided by Occitonha and subsequently adapted by the Founder.

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