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How to start a nation with any WA classification

Years ago, NationStates used a different create-a-nation questionnaire that was widely researched, allowing players to easily start any nation with any nation type they desired.

Once the system was revamped, it has not been nearly as widely researched as the previous one, presumably because it includes a new "Random" option that can be mashed until it outputs the desired stats from the beginning, being an effective, if admittedly tedious, way to easily start any nation with the desired WA classification.

Fortunately, it is still possible to obtain any such classification by simply answering one of the 9 starting freedoms and answering the 8 questions in the first page (more variation can be added with the 9 history options, though they are not really required to obtain any specific classification and as such will be omitted from this guide).

This guide is based on a forum post I made that is over one year old now, but it will probably get more exposure (and better formatting and detail) through a dispatch. The original post also forgot a category: Liberal Democratic Socialists.

The underlying mechanics are very complex, as is the case for anything directly related to NS stats. Furthermore, due to how the questionnaire works, it is possible to obtain a WA classification through multiple paths. The one considered for this guidelist is the most simple I discovered.

The 9 starting freedoms
These are the 9 starting freedoms available. The resulting freedom stats are shown in this list, without replying to any question. They are ordered as shown in the create-a-nation page:

Selectable Freedom

Civil Rights

Economic Freedom*

Political Freedom

Anarchic

97.00

97.00

97.00

Libertarian

80.67

80.00

80.67

Capitalist

67.33

80.00

67.33

Liberal

77.33

25.00

57.33

Centrist

57.33

50.00

57.33

Conservative

25.00

75.00

57.33

Socialist

70.67

-97.00

15.00

Authoritarian

15.00

15.00

15.00

Tyrannical

3.00

-97.00

3.00

Remember that negative Economic Freedom values imply a socialist state-planned economy.

*Not to be confused with Economy!

The 8 questions

  • Q1. A country should be judged by how it treats its worst-off citizens.

  • Q2. Corporations are good for society.

  • Q3. Marijuana should be legal.

  • Q4. The world needs to rediscover its spirituality.

  • Q5. Young people should perform a year's compulsory military service.

  • Q6. Capitalism is on the way out.

  • Q7. Without democracy, a country has nothing

  • Q8. It's better to deter criminals than rehabilitate them.

These questions modify the stats preselected through the 10 freedom choices (9 + Random) by a variable amount, that depends on the base stats of your nation-to-be. Not all of them affect the freedoms used to determine the WA classification, and as such will be omitted below.

How to start with the WA classification you want
This table indicates how to start with any WA classification. The listed method is the most simple I have discovered. Freedom indicates which of the 9 Freedoms (see above) you should select, while questions indicate how to answer each one. Questions not explicitly mentioned should be left blank. If two Freedoms are shown, both are valid options that will result in the same WA classification.

WA categories are in alphabetical order.

WA classification

Freedoms

Questions

Anarchy

Anarchic
Libertarian

None

Authoritarian Democracy

Authoritarian

Agree on Q7

Benevolent Dictatorship

Anarchic
Libertarian

Strongly Disagree on Q7

Capitalist Paradise

Capitalist

None

Capitalizt

Anarchic

Disagree on Q7

Civil Rights Lovefest

Libertarian

Agree on Q6

Compulsory Consumerist State

Capitalist

Strongly Disagree on Q7

Conservative Democracy

Conservative

Agree on Q6 and Strongly Agree on Q7

Corporate Bordello

Capitalist

Strongly Agree on Q7

Corporate Police State

Conservative

Strongly Disagree on Q7

Corrupt Dictatorship

Socialist

None

Democratic Socialists

Centrist

Strongly Agree on Q6

Father Knows Best State*

Centrist

Strongly Disagree on Q7

Free-Market Paradise

Conservative

Strongly Agree on Q7

Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Centrist

None

Iron Fist Consumerists

Authoritarian

Strongly Disagree on Q6

Iron Fist Socialists

Socialist

Strongly Agree on Q3

Left-Leaning College State

Libertarian

Agree on Q6 and Disagree on Q7

Left-Wing Utopia

Libertarian

Strongly Agree on Q6

Liberal Democratic Socialists

Centrist

Strongly Agree on Q6 and Strongly Agree on Q7

Libertarian Police State

Libertarian

Agree on Q6 and Strongly Disagree on Q7

Moralistic Democracy

Conservative

Agree on Q6

New York Times Democracy

Centrist

Strongly Agree on Q7

Psychotic Dictatorship

Tyrannical
Authoritarian

None

Right-Wing Utopia

Conservative

None

Scandinavian Liberal Paradise

Liberal

None

Tyranny by Majority

Authoritarian

Strongly Disagree on Q5 and Strongly Agree on Q7

*To obtain a Mother Knows Best State, follow the steps for a Father Knows Best State, but on the second page of the nation creation questionnaire select either "Matriarchy" or "Queendom" as the nation pre-title.

Throughoutly tested the 31st of January 2019 and updated 11th of April 2020. With a bit of experience, the questionnaire is quite intuitive and it is easy to recognize the pattern I used to get every possible type from the start.

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