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South orwelland wrote:This game is like that, you choose a seemingly inoffensive option in an issue and *boom* you have an Artificial Intelligence running your Planned Economy. It's weird like that, but you'll eventually get an issue or 10 that allow you to go back on that, give it a couple days, I get plenty of issues about allowing capitalism to come back (which I'll never allow) so sooner rather than later you'll get the option.

Vivolkha wrote:You've always had it. Which means it comes from your "create a nation" questionnaire. Probably you answered "strongly agree" on Q6. Capitalism is on the way out. Also, if your starting Economic Freedom is recorded as 3 or less, it will be Socialist from the beginning. Based on your recorded stats, your starting Economic Freedom was indeed 3 (translated as -97 in a Socialist economy). Looking at your Civil Rights and Political Freedom parameters, it definitely comes from Q6, unless you selected "Random" as your starting freedoms and managed to get absolute minimum Economic Freedom (1.06% chance).

More information here:

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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Jabberwocky wrote:Once you make a decision, you'll find your legislature and citizenry tend to go to extremes. Don't expect verisimilitude. Look for the humor.

Thank you for the clarification

my internet: dies

16 group telegrams: h e l o

Haivon, Liberdon, Silvedania, The Galactic American Imperium, and 3 othersTausend Seen, Chicken town, and Starskiesiver

The first ever monthly TIBOE report has just been published!

Go check it out:

TIBOE's (Ten Thousand Islands Brigade of Official Endorsers) As of Yet Unofficial Mission Statement:
To Endorse all WA Islanders while remaining below the endorsement cap, Encourage Islanders to join the WA and endorse the Delegate, and Inform the populace about WA endorsements, endotarting, and other related topics.

Current Delegate: Wischland

TIBOE Chair: Vivolkha
TIBOE Secretary: Liberdon
Members of TIBOE: Anisopterra, Dustwind, The Soylent Green Party, Valentian Elysium, Pianaville, and Silvedania

Why You Should Endorse the Delegate
Endorsements improve regional security. In NationStates, the Delegate seat is the main tool raiders use when invading regions. Every nation that endorses the Delegate is one more nation that the raiders would have to have on their side in order to usurp XKI.
Every endorsement gives our Delegate an extra vote in the World Assembly, which helps us to counter raider regions by pushing through
Liberation resolutions at the Security Council.
And our Delegate always votes the result of WA polls on our offsite forum, which means you have direct control over how our Delegate votes!

For more information, please visit this dispatch: page=dispatch/id=1515391

Summary of April Events
During April, TIBOE hosted the April Endorsement Drive, which ran from April 1st to April 15th, and for the first time in TIBOE history, we met our goal of 325 endorsements!

During the Drive, a total of:

-18 nations endorsed Wischland
-173 nations not endorsing Wischland were telegrammed
-12 RMB shout-outs occurred
-165 trading cards were rewarded to nations endorsing Wischland

For more information regarding the April Endorsement Drive, please visit the dispatch:page=dispatch/id=1525945

April Statistics:

Link
A total of 27* nations endorsed Wischland over the course of April.
On average, Wischland gained 1* endorsement per day

*1: As of the 26th of April
*2: Calculated by adding up the daily increase or decrease in endorsements and dividing by 26

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10ki wa secretariat

The Secretariat has published a voting overview for the current GA proposal Citizenship and Birth Act:


Current Proposal: Citizenship and Birth Act

Overview

Proposal:
This proposal aims to set ground rules for citizenship at birth, specifically ensuring that minors are born with the citizenship of their parents nation, even if they are born abroad.

Opinions:

For:

Anatasha wrote:All children should be granted the privilege of a citizenship in a nation. Without citizenship, many children will be limited in their freedom of movement and become subjects of arbitrary deportations and prolonged detentions and will be vulnerable to trafficking and exploitation which includes child labour. Therefore, the delegation from Anatasha is in full support of this proposal.

American Pere Housh wrote:"Unlike many of my fellow CCD nations in the WA, APH fully backs such a proposal as this. In fact, If any Sapient being has gives birth whether by live birth or hatching from an egg is giving automatic citizenship in the the New Martial Kingdom."

Against:

Wallenburg wrote:"My office considers this bill harmful to Wallenburgian society and must oppose it. We are pleased, however, that the harmful effects it has would, on its implementation, be minimal.

Lumermeyr wrote:"It is an unfathomable offence against human rights for any state to terminate any person's citizenship. I understand this is due to previous legislation, but the Lumer Embassy finds it unacceptable.
Furthermore, there are no transitional provisions in this very resolution: children born after hypothetical success of this bill will be covered, but all of those stateless people that caused this matter to be brought up in the first place have not been included."

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Hello everyone! I'm new to this region!

New rocland wrote:Hello everyone! I'm new to this region!

Welcome! Our starter guide is available here:

Approach someone!


Welcome Buddies - for your questions

- Porflox (Porflox#6341)
- Markanite (Mark#6757)
- The Wires Empire (Ave#9795)
- Thedairos (Thed#2708)
- Harjanika (not on discord)
- Wille-Harlia (JediGuy#1934)
- Zaberaz Hapang (Talonidas#2922)
- Sorya (OrigamiArchitect#5874)
- Ananke II (Ananke#0152)
- Caribbia (not on discord)

Council of Nine - regional government

Chief Executive:
Head of State and Government
Hakketomat (Hakketomat#6185)

WA Delegate:
Foreign Affairs
Markanite (Mark#6757)

Minister of Education:
Engagement and Bookkeeping
Porflox (Porflox#6341)

Minister of Labor:
Occupations
Wille-Harlia (JediGuy#1934)

Minister of Immigration:
Recruitment
Valentian Elysium (Valentian Asriel#0305)

Senator for Himes West:
Roleplay
AxeCapital (Petyr Baelish#5119)

Senior Senator for Lyonnesse East:
Houses and Generations
Aschente (Asche#8591)

Senator for Blue Canaria North:
Emissary Report
Gonggong (Gonggong!#4644)

New Republica South:
Debates and Discussions
Liberdon (Liberdon#2392)

Other Government Officials

Registrar-General:
Chief of Staff, Law Maintenance
Wille-Harlia (notchris#9754)

Cartographer-General:
Regional Map
Paffnia (Paffnia#0148)

World Assembly Secretary:
World Assembly Proposals
Vacant

TIBOE Chair:
Endorsements
Macrasetia

Cultural Officer:
Events and Engagement
Thedairos (Thed#2708)

Cards Co-op President:
Regional Cards
Porflox (Porflox#6341)

Welcome to 10000 Islands!

If you're new to the game, you're probably wondering what all of the site features are and how they work. You'll find that NationStates is a seemingly simple browser game with a rich community and a depth of features and game play developed by players over the course of almost 18 years. 10000 Islands is one of the oldest regions in the game, dating back to 2002, with a continuously operational defender military and active regional government.

This Dispatch includes a step-by-step guide to how to get started in NationStates and become involved in 10000 Islands. NationStates is fundamentally a social game played regularly over the course of a long time. Take a minute to read up and dive in, eventually you'll forge your own unique path and be able to customize a game experience you enjoy!

P.S. Feel free to introduce yourself over in the Regional Message Board or over in the forums in the LinkWelcome Center.



Opening Steps

The first thing you'll want to do, if you haven't already, is to answer your issues. In NationStates, you function as the all-powerful leader of your nation and Issues are how you effect your government's policy and national statistics. Issues are the only way to effect these and you'll have to wait for more issues once you've answered them all. To learn more about issues, you can check out the 10000 Islands Linkissue and stats lounge or this Issue answering FAQ.

While you wait to receive more issues, you should join the World Assembly (WA). Joining the WA requires that you input your email address on the settings page (know that your email will not be visible to other users and NationStates does not send you spam emails!). Joining the World Assembly is important because it grants you a say in developing international law through the General Assembly and preserving international peace through the Security Council. More importantly, joining the WA grants you citizenship in 10000 Islands, which allows you to participate in elections and run for office.

Once you've joined the World Assembly, be sure to endorse the World Assembly Delegate Markanite. Endorsing the Delegate gives the region more power in the World Assembly because the Delegate's vote is weighted so they receive an extra vote for each WA endorsement they have. You can also decide how the WA Delegate votes once you're registered on the forum by Linkparticipating in WA voting polls.

After you've done that, you can get involved in our regional community by signing up for the Linkregional forum. The forum is the main headquarters for our regional government, economy, cultural events, our defender military, and role-playing. When you sign up for the forum, it's important to follow the instructions in the first post of Linkthis thread so that an Account Masker can go through and confirm your account to give you access to appropriate areas of the forum.

The last thing to do is join our regional LinkDiscord server. Discord is a live chat platform that we use to hang out and get to know our region-mates a little better. Stop by to meet some new friends!

Once you've done these four things (answer Issues, join the WA, sign up on the forum, and introduce yourself on Discord), you're all set! From there, take your own path and discover what about 10000 Islands interests you. The rest of this Dispatch is an index of guides and resources for you to look at.



Guides and Set Up
  • Regional Government: 10000 Islands is governed according to the LinkConstitution by the Chief Executive, a Council of Nine, and various executive government officials. Understanding the nuances of this system and why things are structured this way is important, and this guide serves to unpack all of that along with how you can get involved.

  • RMB Ettiquette and Guide: The Regional Message Board (or RMB) is the shared community space we have that is built into NationStates. If you'd prefer not to use off-site forums or chat apps, it'll be hard for you to get involved in regional government or parts of our culture, but you can access a healthy sliver of our community through talking to your neighbors on the RMB. However, this comes with rules and community guidelines outlined in this guide.

  • WA Guide: Learn more about the World Assembly here - what is the General Assembly and the Security Council? How does WA membership effect your nation? What regional programs does 10000 Islands have for engaging in the WA?

  • Join TITO!: The Ten thousand Islands Treaty Organization (TITO) is 10000 Islands' regional defender military - they help secure other regions' security when they're attacked by raider forces. Learn about what exactly TITO does and how to help here.

  • Houses and Generations Guide: Discover your lineage and place in XKI's family tree as well as make friends by exploring our House and Generation system in this guide. Compete in competitions with other Houses and more!

  • Entertainment and Activities Guide: Want more fun things to do? Look no further than this guide! Discover all the endless possibilities for fun here in the 10000 Islands and how to interact with them or learn more about creating your own fun.



Additional Resources

10000 Islands Frequently Asked Questions

What is the first thing I should do now that I've joined the region?
There are many ways to become involved in the region now that you've joined, like becoming a citizen, joining the forum where you can vote in elections and do lots of fun things, joining the discord server, or doing things gameside like endorsing the delegate, solving issues, and chatting on the regional message board. Learn more about the opening steps to involvement in the region in the XKI Welcome Guide.


What is the World Assembly and how do I join?
The World Assembly is like NationStates version of the United Nations which governs the World. It passes different laws, and can condemn or commend nations on their acheivements. Members get to vote on each of these laws (you can vote for the ones you like and vote against the ones you don't), however you will have to follow anything that passes. You aren't allowed to just follow the laws you like and ignore the ones you don't.


Joining the World Assembly is not mandatory but it is open to everyone. Just go to the World Assembly page and click "Apply to Join" which just sends you an email that you need to accept (there's no actual application process). Be warned, as a user while you can have multiple nations and puppets only one can be a member of the World Assembly. Being a member allows you to endorse the delegate as well as other nations, and in addition allows you to vote on resolutions. More information on what endorsements do as well as the benefits of joining the World Assembly are below.

In addition check out the XKI World Assembly Guide for more information.

How do I become a Citizen? / What is the difference between WA and Non-WA membership?
All 10000 residents in the WA are citizens of 10000 Islands. Citizens are eligible to vote and run in various elections and hold certain government positions, where as non-WA members are not able to. All WA members are highly encouraged to endorse the delegate to help keep the region safe. Learn more about citizenship and 10000 Islands government in the Regional Government Guide.


What are endorsements? How do I get endorsements?
Endorsements are something you can do to fellow WA member nations in your region. In order to endorse another nation you both need to be WA members and to be in the same region. While they don't matter too much (however are important for bragging rights) endorsing the Delegate is very important as it keeps our region safe.


In order that Delegate transitions are more easily achieved, we limit endorsements to 1/2 the total of the sitting Delegate. Endorsement trading (aka "endo tarting") is OK up to this limit, but if you are over this limit at the time of Delegate transition, once every 6 months, you will be asked to shed your endorsements to get to this limit - or failing that, be temporarily booted from the region (which will cost you all of your endorsements). So mind this limit please.

Keep in mind that even when there isn't a Delegate transition going on, the limit still applies. Please remember this.

What is TITO? How do I join TITO?
The Ten-thousand Islands Treaty Organization or TITO is 10000 Islands' defender military. You can learn more about joining TITO here.


Does 10000 Islands have a map? How can I get added to the map?
Yes, 10000 Islands does have a map. You can view the map in this dispatch or on the forum Linkhere.


To be added to the map, you need to register a forum account and have a minimum of ten posts over a period of one month.
You also must be a Citizen (WA resident) of 10000 Islands, with a national population of at least 250 Million.


If you qualify, you can post Linkhere to be added.

What is the legislative process of this region? / How can I get onto the Council?
The Council of Nine is the legislative body of the Islands. Here legislation is written, passed, revised, and repealed. There is also a LinkCouncil of Nine Lobby, where you can bring matters to the attention of the Council. In addition all official Council discussions except those marked secure will be viewable by all citizens so you can get up to date information on what's happening in the Council. However only council members are able to post in these non-secure discussions.


There are 3 appointed, and 5 elected positions in the Council (the other is held by our Chief Executive). Elections occur every odd numbered month. Senators serve a 4-month term and the Delegate serves a 6-month term.

What is recruiting? How can I become a recruiter?
Recruiting is sending invitations to other nations. We use something called the Accelerator for ease of recruiting. Read Linkhere for more info.


What is a buddy / How can I get a buddy?
Buddies are volunteer nations who help new players learn about the NationStates game and the 10000 Islands region. After moving to 10000 Islands, you should receive a telegram from a Buddy and you are welcome to ask them questions!


I have more questions!
Great! Check out the the rest of the guides, telegram your Buddy, and/or see the forum for Linkmore Information about 10000 Islands!

Special thanks to HumanSanity for writing, Free las pinas for formatting, and the Ministry of Education for maintenance and upkeep.
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Silvedania wrote:Fleebdorse the defleeblegate Wischland!

Okey

I accidently pushed my nation into becoming feudal Russia

Silvedania, The Galactic American Imperium, and Chicken town

New rocland wrote:Hello everyone! I'm new to this region!

Wow, your flag is cool

EDIT: Oh wow, they left the region

HumanSanity wrote:Happy Fleeb Day everyone!

HumanFleeb or FleebSanity? :thonk:

Post self-deleted by Venmere.

NASA Astronaut Michael Collins, command module pilot on Apollo 11, the first manned landing on the moon, and the pilot of Gemini 10, a hugely successful mission, died earlier today in Florida of cancer. May you rest in peace, Mike. You contributed to spaceflight in a way few others did.

Today is one my year anniversary on XKI and NS!
Happy birthday to me!

Zaberaz Hapang wrote:Today is one my year anniversary on XKI and NS!
Happy birthday to me!

Happy Birthday!

Zaberaz Hapang wrote:Today is one my year anniversary on XKI and NS!
Happy birthday to me!

Mine was a couple days ago. Happy NS bday to you

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