by Max Barry

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About Me (OOC)

[b][center][size=250][font=arial]Questions and Answers[/size][/b]
Some answers to the most popular questions people ask, or I think they might ask.[/font][/center]

[spoiler=old][i]"Wow Drongonia, this is pretty rubbish - especially compared to your other factbooks"[/i]
That's because it's not done yet. Obviously, right?

[b]Name:[/b] Sorry, my mum told me not to give that out to strangers.
[b]Age:[/b] 20
[b]Location:[/b] New Zealand (I'd go into more detail but it's pretty small)
[b]Gender:[/b] Male

[spoiler=9Axes below]
[b]Political stuff:[/b]
I'm presenting this 9Axes result in this way so I have a chance to format it the way I want, where I can give a brief explanation as to why I feel this way under all of the different points.
Also, percentages may have been rounded to the nearest even number, although that barely changes it.

FEDERAL[color=white]aaaaa[/color]12% [color=yellow]██████[/color][color=red]████████████████████████████████████████████[/color] UNITARY 88%
[b]Extreme Unitary[/b]
[i]A nation must be united to be strong. We can see in places like the US that state laws and governments
often get in the way of the national government and its desire to move the nation forward, even in times
of great national significance.[/i]

DEMOCRACY [color=white]a[/color]28% [color=teal]██████████████[/color][color=orange]████████████████████████████████████[/color] AUTHORITY 72%
[i]Modern liberal democracy is a sham. Itíd be different if all of those involved were acting in good faith and
genuinely believed that their ideas would be helping people, but itís all about self-promotion and greed. I'd
rather have one man or small group in charge whose sole mission was to serve the people than a
democratically elected party or group of MPs whose only passions are money and power.[/i]

GLOBALISM [color=white]aa[/color]24% [color=lightblue]████████████[/color][color=purple]██████████████████████████████████████[/color] ISOLATIONIST 76%
[i]Building alliances and knowing what your neighbours are up to are very important, let's get that straight.
But why should my nation be involved in the affairs of others when itís costly and unnecessary? There are
poor and homeless in my own country who should be helped first. International aid may be well-intended
but the focus of a government should be squarely on its own people.[/i]

MILITARIST [color=white]aa[/color]64% [color=lightgreen]████████████████████████████████[/color][color=pink]██████████████████[/color] PACIFIST 36%
[b]Moderate Militarist[/b]
[i]A nation requires a strong military to defend its borders, citizens and sovereignty. Especially in this day
and age. We can see the issue with having a pacifist defence policy arising in the pacific and other areas,
where large predatory nations such as China take advantage of the fact that a nation is unable to
militarily defend itself against serious foreign aggression.[/i]

SECURITY [color=white]aaa[/color]78% [color=blue]███████████████████████████████████████[/color][color=yellow]███████████[/color] FREEDOM 22%
[i]Freedom of speech, movement and religion are important. But, the government must have the power to
conduct surveillance when necessary to combat genuine threats. The government should have the power
to act quickly when required, and be subject to due process and accountability to the public later.[/i]

EQUALITY [color=white]aaa[/color]46% [color=red]██████████████████████[/color][color=teal]████████████████████████████[/color] MARKETS 54%
[i]I don't feel this result is entirely representative of my personal feelings/situation. I have no issue with the
pursuit of individual profit. I trade shares and invest, I get it. BUT - why should companies and exceedingly
wealthy individuals be able to influence the government and population so heavily? Also, the government
should intervene in the market wherever necessary to protect consumers.[/i]

SECULAR [color=white]aaaa[/color]06% [color=orange]███[/color][color=lightblue]███████████████████████████████████████████████[/color] RELIGIOUS 94%
[b]Fanatic Religious[/b]
[i]Not exactly sure how Iím ďfanaticalĒ in a religious sense. I believe that every nation should be run in the
favour of its majority religion. If thereís no majority, make it secular. To further the example, I believe the
US should be run as a Christian nation, as the majority of its citizens are of the Christian faith. If this
changes in the future, the nation can move to become secular.[/i]

PROGRESS [color=white]aaa[/color]28% [color=purple]██████████████[/color][color=lightgreen]████████████████████████████████████[/color] TRADITION 72%
[i]Embrace tradition, reject modernity. No, but seriously. I could write factbook after factbook about how
modern society has negatively effected individuals both physically and mentally. Everything from a more
preservative-laden fatty diet, to the rejection of religion and family values have harmed the west's youth,
and the fact so many of them are choosing to become religious and traditional (or at least LARP as if they
are) shows that.[/i]

ASSIMILATION 98% [color=pink]█████████████████████████████████████████████████[/color][color=blue]█[/color] MULTICULTURALIST 02%
[b]Fanatic Assimilationist[/b]
[i]I donít hate you for being different to me, I just believe that all people, usually based on race or religion
should have their own place to be and should stick to their own kind. It is just human nature to want to
stick with people who speak, act and look like you do. Again, whether that's based on race, religion or
culture depends on the situation. My broad value set in this regard is Asia for Asians, Africa for Africans,
the Middle East for Arabs, Europe for Europeans (as the Dalai Lama said), Australia/NZ for the
Europeans who settled there and the indigenous races. America is not "for" the "whites", you passed the
point of no return there a long time ago sorry.[/i]

[size=150][b]Does Drongonia represent my OOC views?[/b][/size]
Well, it's hard to say. Broadly speaking... kinda, but in a watered down fashion. Here's a table below.
[size=75][i]Issues taken from, if you're looking for a particular issue it's best to hit Ctrl+F and search because they're not in alphabetical order.[/i][/size]

[table][tr][td]Issue[/td][td]Drongonian National Stance[/td][td]My personal views[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]LGBT Adoption Rights[/td][td]LGBT parents should not be able to adopt children.[/td][td]Adoption should be on a case-by-case basis for all prospective parents.[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Abortion[/td][td]Safe, rare, legal. Severe birth defects and cases of rape/incest/maternal health endangerment only.[/td][td]Same as Drongonia.[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Gay/Same-Sex Marriage[/td][td]SSM is allowed, but priests have the right to refuse.[/td][td]Same as Drongonia.[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Gender Identity[/td][td]Individuals can present however they like, but the government recognises binary gender only.[/td][td]Same as Drongonia.[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Gun Rights/Restrictions[/td][td]Individuals can have a gun provided they go through proper training. Records kept and permits issued.[/td][td]Same as Drongonia.[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Self-Defence Laws[/td][td]Your home is your castle. Use whatever force you see fit to protect your home/family/possessions.[/td][td]Same as Drongonia.[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Women in Combat[/td][td]If they can pass the current combat standards.[/td][td]No.[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Death Penalty[/td][td]Issued for the most serious of crimes. One shot to the head.[/td][td]Same as Drongonia, extended to pedophilia/serious child abuse.[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Church and State's Relationship[/td][td]Seperated with no one religion favoured.[/td][td]State should follow the principles of the majority religion.[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Marijuana[/td][td]Legal to be used in medicine if put through the same procedures as all other perscription drugs.[/td][td]Same as Drongonia.[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Other Illicit Drugs[/td][td]Banned.[/td][td]Same as Drongonia, but drug dealers should be executed.[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Government Surveillance[/td][td]Necessary but rare and only with a warrant.[/td][td]As long as the reasons are valid, whenever necessary. Target informed once safe to do so.[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]States vs Federalism[/td][td]Federalism rules.[/td][td]Same as Drongonia.[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Term Limits[/td][td]None.[/td][td]Same as Drongonia.[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Democracy[/td][td]Sacred and we must protect it.[/td][td]Sucks and a genuinely passionate dictatorship would work better.[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Refugee Issues[/td][td]Very few refugees allowed.[/td][td]Same as Drongonia.[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Immigration[/td][td]Skilled immigrants only with a cap relative to population.[/td][td]Net-zero and must be culturally compatible.[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Flag Burning Policy[/td][td]Allowed.[/td][td]Banned.[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Tax Policy[/td][td]"Progressive" with 3 brackets, emphasising collection from the top %.[/td][td]Same as Drongonia.[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Universal Basic Income[/td][td]No.[/td][td]Same as Drongonia.[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Minimum Wage Laws[/td][td]Yes, and should loosely follow inflation.[/td][td]Same as Drongonia.[/td][/tr]

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