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N-Day8: Aftermath

by Chingis
Mon, 27 Feb 2023

We all love a feel-good story about a group of misfit underdogs rising up to best the seemingly all-powerful antagonist through the power of friendship and teamwork. It leaves you with a warm glow in your heart, reassuring you that all is just and fair in the world.

This year's N-Day was not one of those stories. Instead, reigning champions Horsemen of the Apocalypse crushed the second largest faction in a one-sided massacre, effectively winning the event by the 9th hour. The rest of the event was devoted to factions feasting on the corpse of Potato Alliance, which ended the event with an astounding seven figures of radiation.

Congratulations to the winner of the event, HotA, which secured its fourth N-Day victory with a record-breaking 1.6 million score. The top 10 factions are listed below.

1.Horsemen of the ApocalypseFlag1,652,90513,133 NationsBelisa
2.Horsemen of the Apocalypse IIFlag21,73120 NationsLily
3.Horsemen of the Apocalypse IIIFlag21,6719 NationsHell
4.Second Best Test 218,20710 NationsTwo
5.The Minotaurs 2Flag13,08438 NationsThe Labyrinth
6.Shambhala Strategic Javelin CommandFlag10,59610 NationsFodlan
7.The_MinotaursFlag7,7340 NationsAtlantiso
8.Lego6,9545 NationsIndonesia Nusantara
9.AMAZEINGFlag6,83858 NationsCasagrande
10.YourselfFlag6,53226 NationsConfederation of Corrupt Dictators

See the full final leaderboard

Highest Scores Per Nation (min 10 nations):

FactionScoreScore Per NationRegion
Second Best Test 2 18,207 1,820.7 Two
Horsemen of the Apocalypse II 21,731 1,086.5 Lily
Shambhala Strategic Javelin Command 10,596 1,059.6 Fodlan
Stellamare Compact 3,491 349.1 Astral Sea
The Minotaurs 2 13,084 344.3 The Labyrinth
Chess Players 4,249 265.6 Chess Players
Yourself 6,532 251.2 Confederation of Corrupt Dictators
Horsemen of the Apocalypse 1,652,905 125.9 Belisa
AMAZEING 6,838 117.9 Casagrande
Horsemen of the Apocalypse IV 5,676 45.0 Children of the Grave

For the number-enthusiasts among you, here are the global stats for this N-Day:

  • 971 factions were created.

  • 46,576 nations joined a faction.

  • 5,054,680 nukes were targeted.

  • 4,616,014 nukes were launched.

  • 1,665,637 nukes were shot down.

  • 2,951,117 strikes occurred for 2,416,622 radiation.

N-Day8: Half-Life Every Half-Year

by Chingis
Wed, 22 Feb 2023

In this life, only three things can be certain: death, taxes, and the imminent threat of Nuclear Apocalypse. For the first time in NS history, the (now biannual) N-Day will occur in February. Less than 72 hours remain until the world goes up in a nuclear ball of flame. Grab your lead umbrellas, throw some popcorn kernels in the nuclear reactor, and join us for the 8th run of an iconic NS event!

Faction registration and the Vault 41 forum have been opened.

The missiles fly in:

Click here for your local time:

Read about the aftermath of the previous N-Day here. Will the Horsemen of the Apocalypse sweep the competition yet again? Or will a new champion arise from the ashes? Mere days remain.

Best Nation in the World: Especially Yours This Valentine's Day

by Chingis
Sun, 12 Feb 2023

For two decades now, hordes of scientists with PhDs have painstakingly compiled terabytes of data on every nation on NationStates. They have drawn fancy tables, run complex algorithms and compiled countless census tables. The features are multivariate. The correlations are significant. The statistics are all so... lame?

Why do we need these people anyway? If we really want to know what the coolest, bestest and most amazing nation in the world is we don't need numbers. We need good old-fashioned democracy! We need the return of Best Nation in the World!

When voting opens, for 28 hours, you will gain access to this page. Two nations will be shown: just click the one you think is better. What does "better" mean? We don't know! But we do know that after thousands of votes, the nations on the leaderboard will be the objective best. If you want to know how your nation is doing, you'll be able to see it on your nation page.

Check below to see the start time of the event for you.

Voting opens in:

Update! Congratulations to the best nation in the world, The Commonwealth of Felpolandia!