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The Liberated Territories wrote:I dunno but Great minarchistan may be in the running for that soon. :P You're losing your spot!

I gave the spot up 5 years ago.

Sibirsky wrote:I gave the spot up 5 years ago.

But I can imagine you wish to reclaim your position, am I wrong? Just don't violate the NAP or else...

N-Daył is almost upon us! Join the Federation of Conservative Nations' Army of Freedom faction, an interregional fellowship of right/center-right regions seeking to promote and defend our mutual values of conservatism, libertarianism, capitalism, freedom and liberty during the upcoming Nuclear War. Pro-democracy, pro-freedom, pro-capitalism, and anti-Communism, anti-Nazi, anti-tyranny and anti-authoritarianism.

We seek to defend freedom-loving nations and regions from attack by totalitarian hordes and opportunistic bad guys, and advance our values through targeted conquest of those who threaten freedom.

Discord is here: https://discord.gg/xvk26Jt Join for further instructions and communications during battle.
AOF N-Daył RP is here: viewtopic.php?f=41&t=450474
AOF N-Day forum thread here: viewtopic.php?f=41&t=450465

We want YOU to help drop nuclear FREEEEEEEEEEDOMMM!!! during N-Daył!

N-Daył will start on Wednesday at 4pm CDT (9pm UTC); factions will go live minutes before the launch. N-Daył will last for 24-hours.

N-Daył announcement: page=news/2018/09/23/index.html
Briefing on N-Day and what it is:

OVERVIEW

N-Day is an opportunity for nations to come together and exchange nuclear weapons in a fiery Armageddon of mutually assured destruction.

To Participate

  1. Once N-Day begins, join a Faction. Nations outside a Faction can't attack or be attacked. You can join a Faction when you're ready and leave when you're not (to stay safe).

  2. Watch your nation automatically generate Production at a rate of 1 every 2 minutes. Use it to build Nukes and Shield.

  3. Launch Nukes at other nations and use Shield to shoot down Nukes that are launched at you.

Tactics

The simplest way to play N-Day is to join whichever Faction seems most fun and start targeting Nukes at its enemies while shooting down anything incoming. Your Faction page's icon bar shows everything you need to know, including who's targeting anyone in your Faction, and who your fellow Faction members are targeting.

Attacking: Step by Step

  1. On your Production screen, spend some of your Production to build Nukes. These go into your Stockpile.

  2. On another nation's Nuke page, click/tap the TARGET button and select the number of Nukes to use.

  3. Once Targeted, it takes 10 minutes for your Nukes to reach a READY state. Note that your Targeted page is public: All nations can see who is targeting whom.

  4. When your Targeted Nukes are ready, click/tap LAUNCH.

  5. Your Nukes are now categorized as Launches for you and Incoming for your target. Launched Nukes take 3-5 minutes to reach their target. When they do, they earn Strikes for you and inflict Radiation on the target, which reduces their rate of Production. This also earns Score for your Faction and reduces the enemy Faction's Score.

Defending: Step by Step

  1. On the Production screen, spend Production to build Shield.

  2. Find Launched Nukes to destroy. Your top priority is any Incoming Nukes launched at you. Secondarily, you may wish to target Incoming Nukes on anyone in your Faction (see your Faction's Incoming page), and also keep an eye on Targeted Nukes that may threaten you or your Faction in the near future.

  3. Click/tap DESTROY to deploy 1 Shield per Nuke.

Strategy

Strategically, it may be wise to avoid attacks on nations or Factions until you are confident of obliterating them, since this eliminates the possibility of counter-attack. Smaller-scale attacks, which damage but don't destroy an enemy, can lead to an escalating series of grudge-related nuclear exchanges.

On the other hand, targeting an enemy can be an effective warning. And it takes Nukes 10 minutes to be ready to launch, so you can't leave it too late.

Scoring

Each Nuke that reaches a target causes Radiation damage, which reduces the target's rate of Production generation and counts as a Strike for the attacker.

A Faction's Score is Strikes minus Radiation.

Duration

N-Day lasts for 24 hours, after which point, an Arms Control Agreement means that no Nukes can be launched. (In-flight nukes can still land, however.)

The "winner" is the Faction with the highest score; if, that is, nuclear war can be said to have a winner. Which we say it can. It's the Faction with the highest score.

FACTIONS

Once N-Day begins, Factions can be founded by a Regional Officer of any region. Any and all Regional Officers of that region can update the Faction's official text to issue instructions to Faction members.

Factions can be made open to all members, or restricted to the region's members only.

You can leave your Faction, which is a good way to stay safe if you're signing off for the night. However, you can only do this if you're not engaged with the enemy! That means:

  • You must not have any nukes targeted or launched at another nation; and

  • No nukes can be targeted or incoming on you.

Note that in practice, this can make it challenging to leave a Faction, since you may be frequently targeted.

While outside a Faction, you cannot be targeted, and do not generate any Production.

Before joining, it's worth making sure a Faction isn't currently under mass bombardment.

SPECIALTIES

Nations are randomly assigned a specialty.

Military Specialists build Nukes faster: They receive 50% more Nukes when converting Production.

Strategic Specialists build Shield faster: They receive 50% more Shield when converting Production.

Economic Specialists can accumulate more Production: Their cap is 200% higher.

Cost of Nukes/Shield in Production Points

Military Specialist

Strategic Specialist

Economic Specialist

1 Nuke

0.67

1

1

1 Shield

2

1.33

2

PRODUCTION

Nations generate Production automatically at a rate of 1 Production per 2 minutes.

Production can be spent on Nukes or Shield.

If not spent, Production accumulates up to a maximum of 50 for Military and Strategic Specialists and 200 for Economic Specialists.

NUKES

Nukes are purchased with Production, kept in stockpile until ready, then targeted and launched at an enemy nation.

Launched Nukes take 3-5 minutes to reach their target. While in-flight, they can be shot down by any nation using Shield. If they're not, each Nuke generates 1% of Radiation in the target and earns 1 Strike for the attacker.

SHIELD

Shield can be used to knock out Launched Nukes. You can shoot down any in-flight Nukes regardless of who they are aimed at.

Locate in-flight Nukes under Launches or Incoming, and use the DESTROY button to eliminate them at a rate of 1 Shield per Nuke.

It is possible to waste Shield if multiple nations deploy Shield simultaneously to knock out the same Nukes.

TARGETING

Target a nation by viewing their Nuke page and clicking/tapping TARGET. You may then select how many Nukes to target from your Stockpile.

It takes 10 minutes for a Targeted Nuke to reach a READY state, after which it may be launched.

If not launched after 1 hour, Targeted Nukes automatically return to your Stockpile.

RADIATION

Radiation is generated in a nation when it is struck by a Nuke.

Radiation proportionately reduces a nation's Production generation rate. For example, 20% Radiation reduces Production generation by 20%.

When a nation is 100% Radiated, it is destroyed and no longer able to launch any Nukes nor use any Shield.

Radiation is irreversible.

You can leave a Faction when irradiated, but this does not affect your Faction's score.

SCORE

A Faction's score measures strikes and radiation that occurred while those nations were a member. It is unaffected by nations joining or leaving the Faction.

GLOSSARY

Term

Explanation

Production

Used to buy Nukes and Shield. Automatically generated by all non-destroyed nations in a Faction.

Nuke

Unholy instrument of death and destruction.

Stockpiled Nuke

A Nuke that has been purchased with Production and is sitting idle, awaiting a target.

Targeted Nuke

A Nuke that has been targeted at a nation. A targeted Nuke takes 10 minutes to achieve a READY state, after which it may be launched.

Launched/Incoming/In-Flight Nuke

A Nuke that has been launched at a nation and is currently chewing up 3-5 minutes of in-flight time.

Shield

A unit of defensive technology. Possibly involves lasers or satellites or something.

Strike

A record of how many Nukes have successfully landed on targets.

Radiation

A record of how many Nukes have struck the nation. Reduces Production generation.

Faction

A group of nations sharing a common interest in survival and/or bloodlust.

Score

Strikes minus Radiation.

Read dispatch

Sib's greatest achievement on NSG wasn't getting the debating medals

It was actually getting the :facepalm: emote removed

:facepalm:

Proposal to Liberate the The Communist Bloc is out! Be sure to vote WA Delegates!

The Liberated Territories wrote:Sib's greatest achievement on NSG wasn't getting the debating medals

It was actually getting the :facepalm: emote removed

:facepalm:

That truly was a sad day. Sib, why...

#bringthefacepalmback

In other news, new poll is up in Zentari. Please go and vote!

In recent months the International Debating Area (or IDA) has suffered from low activity. It is no longer the busy and prosperous region it once was, a place where people from around the world would come to get their views challenged.

We intend to change this. Currently, the International Debating Area is undergoing its Grand Restoration as a last effort to reinstall activity and frequent debates. We would appreciate it if members from across all our embassies participated in our debates and perhaps even move a puppet to our region. Right now, we're hosting our first serious poll in a while:

Gun Control

Please vote and debate in the International Debating Area RMB.

If you feel like our region offers a lot to you or your region, don't be afraid to subscribe to the Debaters' News Outlet (or DNO). To do so, telegram DFTBA-Land.

The IDA has a rich history with many great debates. Don’t let that history end today. Join our debates. Question your views. Become a part of our community!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Just in case anyone does not know....

Federal Government revenue from individuals in higher brackets was at all time record HIGH in 2018 - so the idea that "tax cuts for the rich, caused the deficit" is a lie.

Truth in Accounting website.

Most indebted city - New York City (even per person) - although Chicago is also awful.

Most indebted State (per person) - New Jersey, although many other States are also in an awful position (especially if unfunded mandates are taken into account).

DNO

New Poll!

The Future of the Arctic

Please Vote & Debate in the RMB!

P.S. Please also discuss about the best way to put your plan into action.

"The Artic" is not one area - most of it is within 200 miles (i.e. the economic area - under normal international treaties) of a country. There is the Canadian artic, the Russian artic, and so on.

desu

desu desu

someone on reddit talking about whether it's moral to charge people extortionate fees for water or whether the free market will ensure it will never happen and i am getting nostalgia for the glory days of LF

Souseiseki wrote:someone on reddit talking about whether it's moral to charge people extortionate fees for water or whether the free market will ensure it will never happen and i am getting nostalgia for the glory days of LF

"Extortionate fees" could only be successfully charged if there was a terrible shortage of water - and it is precisely in a condition of a terrible shortage of water that conservation of water resources (and innovation to find new sources of water) need to be encouraged. The high price is the signal both for conservation and for innovation. If the government steps in to prevent "extortionate fees" then neiher conservation or innovation will occur - and the shortage will, over time, turn into a full blown crises.

By the way in Ireland (where I will be in a few hours) there were historically no charges for water - neither in Northern Ireland or the Republic of Ireland, anyone who knows Irish weather will understand why this was so.

I'm surprised this region is still a thing.

New Poll time!

Favorite Pot Pie?

page=poll/p=145385

New poll in Zentari, come and vote!

page=poll/p=146353

The Liberated Territories wrote:I'm surprised this region is still a thing.

liberty never dies ;_;7

Souseiseki wrote:liberty never dies ;_;7

...except with thunderous applause.

The Liberated Territories wrote:...except with thunderous applause.

Alas - that is sometimes true, but liberty returns because (in the end) tyranny destroys society - and the government falls when society can no longer sustain it. Of course that is a terrible end - but it does lead to a new start for society. rebuilding from the ground up.

Laissez faire et laissez passer

Remember me?

Sibirsky wrote:Remember me?

of course!

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