by Max Barry

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The Free Lands of
New York Times Democracy

Overview Factbook Dispatches Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards


Helpful Regional Links

Regional Basics



A Welcome and Introduction Dispatch for New Nations

A guide aimed at new nations to help them get initially involved in the region

What Can I Do? A Guide for New and Intermediate NationStates Players

A descriptive list of almost everything you can do on NationStates, from issues to the challenge game

The Western Isles Buddy System

A list of active, knowledgeable, and friendly people who are willing to answer any questions or even just hang out and talk.

Regional Rules and Conduct

A list of the regional rules concerning the RMB, the map, and treatment of others

Additional Map Rules

More specific map rules

The Western Isles Map

The regional map itself, plus a brief description of the map's setting

General Basics



Frequently Asked Questions

The site's FAQ, which covers many topics in a less-detailed manner

NationStates Guide

A long guide on many different NationStates basics

The Complete List of NSCodes

A guide on how to utilize the code used on dispatches and the RMB

View Your Posts

Look over all the threads you've ever posted in

Regional Government



The Western Isles Constitution and Executive Orders

All of the OOC government: the Constitution, the amendments, and the executive orders

So You Want to Run for Office

A guide on how to best run for office in the region

Regional History



Information: Voucher System, Regional Happenings and Data (Part Two)

Our daily regional history from January 25, 2016 to the present

Information: Voucher System, Regional Happenings and Data (Part One)

Our daily regional history from July 7, 2015 to January 24, 2016

General Role-Play



Roleplay 101

A guide on what not to do when role-playing

Roleplaying Tips and Suggestions

A forum thread on how to create and run a role-play

Guide to Aerial, Ground and Naval Warfare

A forum thread on warfare

Regional Role-Play



A Bit about RPing in TWI

An extensive guide on how to get involved in role-play in the region

Alliances and Trade Agreements of the Western Isles

A list of all the major alliance and trade groups of the region

How To - Basic Military Guide

A guide to all the various planes, ships, and equipment your military could use

On Military Realism

A guide on creating realistic military numbers for use in the region

World Assembly



The World Assembly Guide

A guide on everything about the World Assembly, including proposals and endorsements

GA Proposal Compendium: Rules & General Advice

A thread containing rules and advice on how to draft a General Assembly proposal

Guide to the Security Council

A thread containing the rules of the Security Council and various advice




How to Help The Western Isles Grow

A list of ways to help give back to the region

Presidential Recognition of Outstanding Nations

A presentation of awards to member nations that deserve special recognition

The Western Isles Vision Statement and Goals

A list of lofty goals for the region

Take Up Arms for the Isles: Join the Militia!

Our gameplay military force

The Free Lands of Vancouvia