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Doug walker wrote:literally blue canada

That's me! :P

Sulivannia, Fenix sangrenta, and United inla

20 YEARS OF NATIONSTATES!!!

Emaha wrote:20 YEARS OF NATIONSTATES!!!

and 14 years of me

My Nation, Sulivannia, and United inla

Emaha wrote:20 YEARS OF NATIONSTATES!!!

Woohoo!! Happy anniversary, everyone!

Soap tips wrote:and 14 years of me

Happy birthday!

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The Season Three trading cards are here at last! Thrilled to see that My Nation has been upgraded from Uncommon to Rare.

Sulivannia, Government Created Pandemic, Haesphinx, and United inla

United inla

I’ve been here for 3 days

Haesphinx

United inla wrote:I’ve been here for 3 days

good, here's your medal
gives medal

Sulivannia and United inla

United inla

What medal?

Sulivannia and United mess of the jungle

13th November 2002 (20 years ago): Acclaimed multiplayer government simulation browser game known as "NationStates" is born

NationStates (formerly Jennifer Government: NationStates) is a multiplayer government simulation browser game created and developed by Max Barry. Based loosely on the novel Jennifer Government, the game was publicly released on 13 November 2002 with the site originally founded as an independent vehicle publicising the novel one week before its release. NationStates continues to promote books written by Barry, but has developed to be a sizeable online community, with a large accompanying forum board. Since its release, over 8.2 million user-created nations have been created, with around 296,676 being active as of 28 October 2022.

In an interview, Max Barry said the influence for the game began with a questionnaire he took: "NationStates was influenced by a little political quiz I did once, where you answer a bunch of multiple-choice questions and have your politics categorised. ... It was fun, but I also wanted to see what kind of country my policies created, and have to deal with the consequences".

The game attracted a thousand players within two weeks, and had 20,700 by the end of the first year. Barry was surprised by the popularity of the game, and saw its discussion forums developing into an arena for political debate. He was impressed by some of the activity in the forums, relating how "one nation accused another of conducting secret missile tests and posted photos to prove it. That escalated into an international crisis that was only solved by sending in teams of independent weapons inspectors".

On 21 January 2008, developer Max Barry received a cease-and-desist letter from the United Nations for unauthorised usage of its name and emblem for the game's fictional organisation. As a result, Barry changed the name of the organisation to "World Assembly". To introduce the changes, it was disguised as an April Fools prank, where the in-game United Nations “spectacularly imploded in a colossal fireball of extra-dimensional inanity” and was suddenly replaced with the World Assembly, and all resolutions passed by the in-game United Nations are now marked as historical resolutions.

Editor's Note: Why would anyone want to play this???

You're looking at it right now, fool. Anyway, here's a chart showing the 27 government types:

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/17/Updated_NS_Graph.svg/2265px-Updated_NS_Graph.svg.png

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NationStates

God bless, i've been waiting years for season 3 to come out. Finally a card of my myself lol

Nacrad,Amaabj,GrapestandiaTrivorth, Middle xenusne,Greates america,Ursls,Avgn,Frussian,Italien rome, Nationalist berussia, Vladusan, United inla, Rami land republic, Anjeroteos, Murdoks, Ryzlicistan, Richardopolis,

Welcome! (or welcome back) Be sure to check out the Master Dispatch and join our discord.

My Nation, Sulivannia, Italien rome, New Monture, and 2 othersAnjeroteos, and United inla

United inla

Hi

Haesphinx

Trivorth

amogus

Sulivannia and Vladusan

Greetings from 10000 Islands!

I'm proud to present the 10000 Islands report for October! To view the report dispatch in full, please follow this link.

The west sussexian empire

United Kingdom

hello dead region

People of nolan

The west sussexian empire wrote:hello dead region

We are very much alive

The west sussexian empire wrote:hello dead region

A decent chunk of our activity exists outside the plane of existance that is NS

Haesphinx

The west sussexian empire wrote:hello dead region

Activity is not confined to the RMB

The west sussexian empire wrote:hello dead region

Dead region, because I'm pretty sure most people are posting on other RMBs, e.g Europe or the North Pacific.

Avgn wrote:Dead region, because I'm pretty sure most people are posting on other RMBs, e.g Europe or the North Pacific.

I think what he means is the lack of recruitment, as well as the inactive RMB, as well as the very few people who voted in the most recent election

Alright, how about we focus on the positives? :)

Haesphinx

At least we have a shmexy flag :)

People of nolan wrote:We are very much alive

Alive and well. Have always enjoyed being here.

Haesphinx wrote:At least we have a shmexy flag :)

Oh dear, it's still the Halloween flag. :P

Athanes Empire wrote:Alive and well. Have always enjoyed being here.

Happy to hear it! So have I.

Sulivannia, Mally Piznoopia, and Haesphinx

Xeny,Impireacht mhor na heireann,Zareistine, Jonaikos,Bryanshchina and klintsovshchina

Welcome! (or welcome back) Be sure to check out the Master Dispatch and join our discord.

Haesphinx

jesus christ we had them cowboys from Artificial Solar System in here!

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