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Part I - NationStates Banners - Descriptors of 'Earned' Banners Used for Daily Issues: Part II - The West Pacific Custom Banners and How to Use and Make Them

Part I - NationStates Banners - Descriptors of 'Earned' Banners and List of Those Banners Used for Daily Issues

Part II -The West Pacific Custom Banners and How to Use and Make Them visit:

Show some love for The West Pacific by flying one of these fancy and reasonably stylish custom banners! Feel free to use any or all of these on your nations, and you're also welcome to edit them with whatever bizarre additions you want. I'll hopefully be expanding this collection with more and more crazy banners in the future! If you have suggestions for other custom banners and want someone else to do the work, you can just telegram me, and I'll see if we can put something cool together. The only thing I ask in return for the use of these banners is that you take a moment to upvote this dispatch - just press the little upwards arrow in the top right corner. Thanks!

Note: These banners use a size different to that of the automatic NationStates banners that you start out with, that allows the whole image to show on standard desktop screen resolutions without distortion. This does however mean that the fade transitions between these custom banners and the default ones look somewhat clunky. So if clunky transitions make you want to feed yourself to a velociraptor, then I'd suggest disabling all default banners and only using these custom banners to avoid that. Who needs default when you have these beauties, anyway?

Included in the second half of this dispatch is a short guide on how to use custom banners, in case anyone experiences difficulty or doesn't know how the banners feature works. Just scroll down past the banners to get to it! :)

More to be added in the future!



First, navigate to the obnoxiously large "settings" button at the top of your page and click it, indicated in the above picture by some lovely bright arrows pointing at an irregular looking box shape. This button is only at the top of your page if you are using the "rift" theme, but then, rift is also the only theme that uses these banners, so I'll assume you're already on the rift theme.

Once on the settings page, scroll downwards until you stumble across the banner box, located right beneath your flag. As indicated by those crazy bright arrows that seem to appear out of nowhere in the above picture, there should be a "choose banners" button next to this box. Go ahead and click that button.

You're now on the banners page! If you have a high enough population to unlock the feature, you should see some custom banner boxes at the top of the page. All you need to do from here is hit the "upload" button highlighted by the apparently pervasive bright arrows in the above picture.

Clicking the button in the previous step should have expanded the box, revealing the upload tool shown in the above picture. Selecting it will open a window on your computer, allowing you to choose the file you want to upload. (If you're hoping to use one of the custom banners in this dispatch, you'll first need to save the banner you want to your computer. You can do that by just scrolling back up to the banner you wanted, right clicking it, and selecting "save image as", or some variation of that. Remember where you save it, so you can find it again when using the upload tool!) Once you've selected the file you want, just hit the "upload" button next to the tool, and you're all done!

If you have any questions, feel free to telegram me, but this should be a pretty straightforward process. :)

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There is currently a total of 258 banners available to players which are 'awarded' resulting mainly from how nations answer the 1200+ daily issues which are offered.
This banner, which is not in this category, is my favourite because I am a keen bird watcher!
It is also the banner for Daily Issues: # 353 - Broadband Going To The Birds?, # 647 - Songbirds' Decline Ruffles Feathers, and
Daily Issue # 745 - The Bird Has Flown

This dispatch lists these banners in alphabetical order. It should be noted that there are five banners which can be customized and are awarded solely on the basis of achieving population figures of: 50 million citizens, 200 million citizens, 1 billion citizens, 10 billion citizens, and 20 billion citizens. In addition, there are banners awarded for answering daily issues counts of 6, 10, 15, 30, 50, 75, 100, 150, 200, 250, and 300.

Many of the banners are awarded as a result of a specific combination of population size, and social and economic conditions, whilst other banners become available as a consequence of specific actions, or events, in your nation's life. Each of the 258 banners is reproduced below, together with its descriptor

Enjoy!



A Many Splendored Land: Address 50 issues


A Moment's Peace: Combine a strong military with civil rights


A New Day: Change from one nation classification to another


A Voice at the Table: Join the World Assembly


Abandoned: Exhibit a disturbingly low average lifespan


Above it All: Develop a stoic, dispassionate citizenry


Air and Glass: Develop a technologically literate populace that doesn't care that much


All Available Space: Run a below-average but not terrible economy


All That Glitters: Combine a thriving economy with significant corruption and inequality


An Apple a Day: Encourage healthy eating


Artist's Impression: Develop high levels of economic freedom in a nation of at least 250 million citizens


Aspire: Develop a strong economy in a scientifically advanced nation with a good environment


At Rest: Eliminate the elderly


Atomic Age: Build Bigger Bombs


Autumnal: See in your first national birthday


Avast!: Keel-haul scurvy dogs


Beached: Develop a compassionate populace with a good environment


Beating Heart: Reach 300 million citizens with a very strong economy and a non-terrible environment


Better When Bottled: Develop a thriving bottled goods industry


Between God and Rock: Provide significant public funding for religion


Bike Lane: Ban automobiles


Birds of a Feather: Be endorsed by six nations at once


Blue Sky Mining: Develop a strong mining industry


Book Repository: Develop quality libraries


Book Smarts: Develop a nation of readers


Brave New World: Found a Region


Bridge to Nowhere: Overlook education


Bright Lights Big City: Combine 1 billion citizens with a very strong economy


Budding Freedoms: Develop high recreational drug use


Business First: Prioritize commerce


Cavern: Give tourism a state-funded helping hand to promote an excellent environment


Celestial Color: Embrace the one true faith


Cheeky: Take it all off


Chewing the Cud: Prioritize agriculture-based industries


City of Sand: Combine a population of 200 million with a terrible environment


City of Sticks: Combine a beautiful environment with a weak economy


Clean and Green: Fund environmental initiatives


Cold Hard Reality: Eliminate public healthcare


Conference: Partner with private industry


Contemplation: Develop a faithful populace


Conveyance: Develop a strong transportation plan


Could Have Happened to Anyone: Combine sub-par intelligence with a beautiful environment


Cracked: Have trouble attracting tourists


Crisp Morning: Address 75 issues


Crisp Village: Develop a cultured, self-centered nation of at least 40 million citizens




Cruise: Build an extremely large military


Cultivated: Provide government support for parks and nature reserves



Custom # 1: Reach 50 million citizens



Custom # 2: Reach 200 million citizens



Custom # 3: Reach 1 billion citizens



Custom # 4: Reach 10 billion citizens



Custom # 5: Reach 20 billion citizens



Defiance: Cultivate a nation of activists




Delicious: Support the dairy industry


Department of Oversight: Clamp down on political freedom


Detrimental Externality: Seriously prioritize the economy over the environment


Dissent is Treason: Harshly suppress political opposition


Domed: Develop excellent political freedoms


Dumped: Eliminate environmental protections


Dune: Enhance the environment by removing trees


Early to Rise: Develop a thriving agriculture sector


Eggcelent Detective Work: Collect four Easter eggs


Energy Source: Power the economy without mining


Engine of Growth: Develop a strong automotive industry


Every Road is a Story: Write five or more dispatches or factbooks


Everyone Wants a Piece: Develop a thriving entertainment industry


Exodus: Combine a terrible economy with a terrible environment


Export Sales: Develop a thriving industry


Faces of Nations # 1: Develop above average civil rights


Faces of Nations # 2: Develop very good civil rights


Faces of Nations # 3: Develop very good civil rights

Faces of Nations # 4: Develop excellent civil rights


Faces of Nations # 5: Develop excellent civil rights


Faces of Nations # 6: Develop superb civil rights


Faces of Nations # 7: Develop superb civil rights


Faces of Nations # 8: Develop world benchmark civil rights


Faces of Nations # 9: Develop world benchmark civil rights


Faces of Nations # 10: Develop excessive civil rights


Faces of Nations # 11: Develop excessive civil rights


Faces of Nations # 12: Develop excessive civil rights


Faces of Nations # 13: Develop frightening civil rights


Faces of Nations # 14: Develop frightening civil rights


Fast Lane: Choose Cars Over Environment


Father Knows Best: Become a Father Knows Best state


Fields of Gold: Become a World Assembly Delegate


Form and Function: Guide the political process with a firm hand


Foundry: Develop a solid industrial base


From Above: Build a very large military


From the Earth: Enforce compulsory vegetarianism


Gatekeepers: Develop high levels of corruption


Genetic Warfare: Combine a strong military with advanced medical research


Giving Back: Extend your citizens' average lifespan beyond 70 years


Glory to the Government: Develop a large, corrupt government


Go It Alone: Reject state-funded welfare


Gone Fission: Build nuclear power plants


Gray Power: Care for the Elderly


Great Works: Be cultured and clever


Green is the Morrow: Address 100 issues


Hallowed Halls: Support traditional religion


Handheld: Stay out of the bedroom


Happy Trails: Address 200 issues


High-Density Culture: Show an appreciation for the finer things


Hiking: Leverage a beautiful environment into a thriving tourism industry


Hilly Terrain: Become a site supporter


Holy Warriors: Develop a faith-based military


Holy Water: Support national religion


Home: Develop a good economy with some income inequality


Home Alone: Develop a populace who like to keep to themselves


Homeward with Ripples: Develop a thriving tourism industry


Hostile Elements: Develop a nation of at least 50 million citizens who aren't especially fond of strangers


Icy Gaze: Address 250 issues


Immortal: Address 300 issues


Improvements Can Be Made: Fund very advanced health research


In My Sights: Support the right to bear arms


Inconsistent Service Delivery: Abolish the government


Incremental Improvement: Develop a good economy in a nation of at least 200 million citizens


Interior Tech: Combine a strong IT industry with a powerhouse economy


Infected: Deal with the undead


Island of Many Hills: Develop a very strong economy in a nation of 2 billion citizens


Jacked In: Embrace technology


Keeper of the Flame: Support alternative religions


Keeping the Peace: Prioritize Law & Order


Kickball: Nurture a happy, free populace


Leadership: Take Charge


Life is a Mystery: Cultivate a deeply spiritual populace


Light the Lamps: Become influential in a region

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Listening In: Take a keen interest in what your citizens are doing


Live Wire: Outsource national power generation


Making No Cents: Free yourself from the tyranny of coins


Material Disadvantage: Build an inadequately-funded military


Medical Innovation: Fund advanced health research


Medieval: Reject modern ways


Mega-Metropolis: Combine 10 billion citizens with a powerhouse economy


Mesa: Address 15 issues


Metropolis: Combine 400 million citizens with a good economy


Minimalistic Curves: Develop an extremely intelligent populace


Misty Morning: Protect the forests


Model of Efficiency: Prioritize the economy over the environment


Modern Steel Reach 100 million citizens with an excellent environment and economy


Modern Style: Develop clever citizens


Morning Calm: Achieve balance in all things


Mother and Child: Eliminate youth crime while maintaining civil rights


National Pride: Enforce compulsory military service


Nation's Fashion: Develop a world-class fashion industry


Needs of the Many: Enforce capital punishment


New Around Here: Found a nation!


Nice for Some: Simultaneously develop a strong economy and high income inequality


Nice Part of Town: Get cultured


No Limits: Abolish speed limits


No Moisture Required: Have a truly terrible environment


No Rest for the Young: Develop a problem with youth crime


Nothing to See Here: Develop a serious crime problem


Not Sure What's Happening Here: Be strange


Oasis: Be a regional hermit


Oblong Secrets: Find an Easter Egg


Ocean Frolics: Make your people extremely cheerful


Ocean Nova: Develop a world-class environment


Old Ways are Best: Develop a low-tech but economically thriving nation


On Rails: Provide substantial public transport


On the Menu: Eat your national animal


On the Water: Prioritize the environment over the economy


Open for Business: Help your people do business


Outdoor Pursuits: Combine a healthy populace, civil rights, and an excellent environment


Out There: Become so technologically advanced, they don't even have a name for it


Oversight: Fund Law & Order in a low-tech nation


Palatial: Develop very high levels of corruption


Patrol: Build a ridiculously large military


Pause for Sightseeing: Combine a pleasant environment with cars and low intelligence


Peacekeepers: Build a military


Perched: Divide into self-governing regions


Perspective: Believe in religious tolerance


Pillar of Society: Grow the government


Piped Profits: Develop a thriving soda industry


Platform for Expansion: Develop a very large industrial base


Popular Uprising: Defend the right to protest


Power from the People: Develop a keenly politically aware populace


Power Grid: Boost education


Productive Soil: Develop a strong agriculture sector alongside a good environment


Progress is Movement: Develop a thriving gambling industry


Progress is Thirsty Work: Develop a strong economy in a collapsing environment


Protector: Know what's best


Puffing Billy: Provide a low-tech public transport


Queen of the Hill: Address 30 issues


Railworks: Maintain a healthy economy in the absence of cars


Red Dawn: Revere a land-based animal


Remembered: Push average citizen lifespan below 50 years


Removed: Develop a religious yet uncaring populace


Renovator's Delight: Combine 100 million citizens with a weak economy


Respected: Be endorsed


Retirement: Extend your citizens' average lifespan beyond 80 years


Revolving: Explore alternative forms of energy


Ride the Wave: Trust the market


River City: Combine 100 million citizens with a reasonable economy


Rock of Ages: Be truly ancient


Rocky Endeavor: Address 150 issues


Rush Hour: Develop a strong cattle industry


Sand and Rock: Attribute 1% of annual deaths to people getting lost in the wilderness


Scenic Slag Heap: Develop a beautiful environment alongside a thriving mining industry


Seat of Power: Develop a large, tasteful government


Secure: Fill the prisons


Seeing in the Dawn: Develop a population of at least 6 million citizens


Seen Better Days: Run a crumbling economy


Seen Much Better Days: Run a very poor economy


Server Room: Develop a strong technology industry


Shacked Up: Combine a good environment with below-average economy


Simple Life: Develop an issue with unemployment


Skyward: Reach 500 million citizens with a very strong economy


Slice of Life: Support the pizza industry


Slight Crime Problem: Develop a crippling crime problem in a reasonably wealthy nation of at least 500 million citizens


Slumming: Develop significant numbers of impoverished citizens


Small Business: Run a fragile economy or worse


Snowed In: Address ten issues


Sole Survivor: Develop an extremely strong timber industry


Some Climbing Required: Write a Factbook


Something Better: Reject industry


Stadium: Develop healthy Citizens


Stand Alone: Eschew the military


Starting Out: Combine civil rights with a healthy economy


Steel and Glass: Reach 2 billion citizens with a strong economy


Stories to Tell: Publish a dispatch other than a Factbook


Summer Residence: Develop deep-rooted corruption with a taste for nice things


Sunset Escort: Build a substantial military


Tall Timbers: Develop a thriving timber industry


Tanks for Everything: Build a large military


Temperature Dropping: Develop an inhospitable climate


The Fish are Worth It: Support the fishing industry


The Future is Near: Make contact


The Hand That Feeds: Simultaneously develop strong automotive and agricultural sectors


The Hills Are Alive: Develop a beautiful environment in a nation of 1 billion citizens


The Other Way: Develop a good economy without free markets


The Sea Remembers: Make sewage waste someone else's problem


The Sun Always Rises: Exhibit low unemployment


The World Above Us: Reach for the stars


There Are Always More Questions: Become highly scientifically advanced


There Will Be Blood: Make sacrifices


There's A Whole World Out There: Abolish computers


They Grow Up So Fast: Develop a good economy in a nation of 300 million citizens


Thickening Blue Line: Boost the police force


Together: Share the institution of marriage


Tourist Destination: Develop a culture-based tourism industry


Trade Hub: Develop a broad industrial base


Tranquility: Develop a pleasant environment in a religious nation


Treefall: Protect the land


Trespassers Will Be Prosecuted: Close the borders to immigration


Trickle Down: Develop high income inequality


Unbeaten Path: Become an Anarchy


Under and Over: Simultaneously develop low inequality and high culture


Underbelly: Combine heavy industry with crime


Urban Sprawl: Reach 5 billion citizens


Vats Entertainment: Embrace Vats


Vaults of Knowledge: Develop a thriving publishing industry


Very Fishy: Revere a marine animal


Vista: Be cultured


Walking in Paradise: Develop an extremely good environment


White Whale: Fail to prevent mistakes in the fishing industry


Window Shopping: Develop a cultured nation of at least 80 million with good civil rights


Windswept: Address six issues


You Didn't Build That: Engage in corporate welfare


An earlier variation on this dispatch, but with a different emphasis, has been produced by The Solitary Space Hyperstation of Nanocyberia and may be found at:

http://zehos.com/relay/n/nationstates.net/banners.html

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