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WA Delegate (non-executive): The Confederacy of Franche Comte (elected )

Founder: The Empire of Lennia

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 98th Most Valuable International Artwork: 178th Most Cheerful Citizens: 560th+30
Most Influential: 598th Most Cultured: 620th Rudest Citizens: 661st Most Nations: 748th Largest Retail Industry: 768th Most Inclusive: 779th Highest Food Quality: 830th Nicest Citizens: 860th Most Beautiful Environments: 996th Most Compassionate Citizens: 1,090th Most Rebellious Youth: 1,153rd Smartest Citizens: 1,226th Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,245th Largest Publishing Industry: 1,293rd Best Weather: 1,313th Most Scientifically Advanced: 1,321st Highest Poor Incomes: 1,400th Most Advanced Public Education: 1,414th Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,422nd Largest Information Technology Sector: 1,433rd Highest Average Incomes: 1,526th Largest Welfare Programs: 1,558th Most Developed: 1,606th Healthiest Citizens: 1,624th Largest Black Market: 1,644th Most Subsidized Industry: 1,812th Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,815th Highest Disposable Incomes: 1,823rd Most Advanced Public Transport: 1,873rd Largest Governments: 1,905th
World Factbook Entry

In a peaceful corner of the world a gentle breeze plays upon vast fields of golden grain. This is Oatland, a free community of nations committed to the ideals of national and regional autonomy and fair, light-handed, and wise governance.

Regional Resources: 📜 Constitution | 🏅Events | 💬 LinkDiscord Channel

🛠️ Useful tools: LinkFlag maker | LinkNSSuite | LibreNS++ | Guide to Wiki Style Factbooks | LinkNationstates Deconstructed| Map

🎼Music of the month:LinkJoshua - Dolly Parton

Embassies: Forest, Christmas, Japan, The Western Isles, Haiku, Realm of the Whispering Winds, The Bunny Fire, Equestria, Regionless, The Bar on the corner of every region, Bus Stop, The Illuminati, The Democratic Commonwealth, nasunia, The Democratic Union, The Fallout Wasteland, and 9 others.Underworld, Official European Union, Prudentia, Liberty Democratic Alliance, Republic of Conservative Nations, The Global Roleplay Organization, GRO The Modern Roleplay, New Alvarez Union, and Nationstates Ski Resort.

Tags: Democratic, Eco-Friendly, Issues Player, Medium, Monarchist, National Sovereigntist, Offsite Chat, Regional Government, and Sports.

Regional Power: Moderate

Oatland contains 23 nations, the 748th most in the world.

Today's World Census Report

The Most World Assembly Endorsements in Oatland

World Census staff pored through World Assembly records to determine which nations were the most endorsed by others in their region.

As a region, Oatland is ranked 98th in the world for Most World Assembly Endorsements.

NationWA CategoryMotto
1.The Empire of LenniaCivil Rights Lovefest“Quasi Lapis”
2.The Confederacy of Franche ComteInoffensive Centrist Democracy“Justice, Liberty and Unity”
3.The Loosely Affiliated Cities of The Peoples Place of LivingDemocratic Socialists“A place where people can live”
4.The Kingdom of HospeDemocratic Socialists“We stand united”
5.The Empire of NagakawaLeft-wing Utopia“自他共栄 • Mutual Welfare and Benefit”
6.The Federal Republic of TjorlNew York Times Democracy“Glück Begünstigt den Dristige”
7.The Second Republican Federation of Mondlicht StatesCivil Rights Lovefest“The playing card is the means by which all is revealed”
8.The Green Republic of ArtimasiaCivil Rights Lovefest“Esse quam videri”
9.The Holy Democratic States of Broken EdgeLiberal Democratic Socialists“Quod Superius Continue”
10.The Matriarchy of Luna SuenaLeft-Leaning College State“Moon Moon Moon”

Last poll: “🎶🎧Music Of The Month🎧🎶”

Regional Happenings


Oatland Regional Message Board


The Global Roleplay Organization announces that a new role-play is being prepared and will start soon. In order to better organise ourselves, but also to fully involve you in the development of this RP, we would like to know if any of you are interested.

It is a modern day RP, which context is based on a mix between real and alternate history. When the RP will start, the map will be made of nations controlled by players and nations without players, but which the moderators will manage. The existent world order at the start of the RP and the existence of all nations will therefore be explained by a basic historical context. This world order, this historical context is named Global Context. It will be built both by the moderators and by you, the players. We, the moderators, will give basic guidelines regarding history and the world order. Then, you will all add your nations one by one to the game, and each of your nation's history will complete the world history. New nations will always have to be compatible with the Global Context, meaning that it can't be absolutely crazy. But don't worry, we are very flexible.

World history can change starting 1815, after Napoleon's victory at the Battle of Waterloo, named Mont-Saint-Jean by the winner. It's a date that is early enough to give you ample leeway, but recent enough to keep the world from going completely mad compared to reality.
The Congress of Vienna took place, and peace was maintained as the French Empire accepted the new european order. So, the Global Context will be a clever mix of reality and fiction, that makes the world different from reality while keeping the most important tendencies and events which we all know, even if they existed / took place a bit differently. For example, the World Wars both took place, with a broadly similar outcome, but took place a bit differently if you look at the details. Communism rose, Russia became the USSR during WWI, and the Cold War began after WWII. But again, the Cold War took place differently and ended differently, making the RP world different from the one we know... (Don't worry, the communists didn't win and invade the world ;-) )

So, send a telegram to The Modern Roleplay Head if you would like to participate, or if you have questions. The RP might not begin straight away; we will wait for enough nations to sign up, otherwise the RP will not be as interesting. You can already skim / read the rules, even though they are relatively obvious. In fact, you will be quite free. But the reason why we are giving you the following link is mostly because it contains the application form to join the RP. The dispatch:


The Role-play Rules


For role-play to be interesting, it is necessary to establish a certain framework. Every nation participating in role-play and every member region of the Global Roleplay Organization agrees to abide by all the rules in this document.

Section 1: The Structure

1. There are two ways to participate in the role-play:

    a) Your region registers with GRO and builds an embassy. In this way, all nations in the region that wish to do so can apply.
    b) You want to join a role-play individually. In this case, either you join a member region of the GRO (a region that meets criterion a just above) or you join our storage region.

2. A person can only have one nation taking part in each role-play. A nation wishing to take part in the role-play must meet one of the following two criteria:

    a) Be a nation member of the World Assembly (WA).
    b) Be a non-WA nation with a WA-registered controller elsewhere in NationStates.

3. GRO will manage several role-plays with different themes, for example a modern role-play, a medieval role-play, etc. By the way, we welcome any suggestion.
4. The GRO masters the role-play rules and reserves the right to make changes. GRO undertakes to inform members of any changes made. However, members can make requests or suggestions.
5. Each role-play is managed by one or more moderators. GRO has its own chief moderators but any nation that wishes to do so can apply to become a moderator. We will validate or reject applications. If your application is accepted, you will be asked to create a puppet that will join the region of the role-play in question.
6. We reserve the right to sanction nations that violate these rules. We undertake to act proportionately to the seriousness of the facts. Generally, we will give one or more warnings to the nation concerned before considering other sanctions such as temporary or permanent suspension.
7. The authorities of GRO's member regions undertake to use their regional powers to enforce these rules. For example, if we suspend a member nation of a region connected via an embassy, the regional authorities should not allow the sanctioned nation to continue posting on our RMBs.
8. Any user of the RP must be respectful of others and must not rage, swear, be rude, vulgar or insulting, or engage in any other form of indecent or disrespectful behaviour. Spamming is also prohibited.

Section 2: Rules for all role-plays

1. The role-play is carried out on the RMB of the role-play. The RMB is considered the international stage. Anything that is not indicated on the RMB does not count. It is allowed to communicate secretly via telegrams.
2. A distinction is made between In Character (IC) and Out Of Character (OOC). By default, everything posted is considered IC. If it is OOC, it must be specified. If you want to share secret information with another player, you are encouraged to use spoilers. It will be considered as secret (other nations won't know it in IC) but it will still allow other players to understand the RP better.
3. The role-play will also contain in-game nations defined as Non Player Characters (NPC). These nations are managed by moderators.
4. Godmodding is forbidden. It is defined as taking control of another player's characters.
5. Metagaming is forbidden. It is defined as making use of OOC (Out Of Character) knowledge in RP. For example a player reveals secret plans for winning a war OOC but does not IC (in character). The opponent would be able to counter them perfectly because of his OOC Knowledge of the plans, which is Metagaming.
6. The participating nations and NPCs will be indicated on the map.
7. No nation is invincible. No nation can claim having unlimited ressources (including financial ressources).
8. No technology (military), diplomatic or trade strategy is infallible (for example trade routes or military equipment).
9. Players need to accept the consequences of their nation's actions. A provocative behaviour can have a bad impact on another nation as well as in-game nations for example.
10. You can do anything you think is realistic, just have fun. Anything you think is relevant can be done as long as it is within the rules.
11. The moderators control the RP and have the final say. That is, they can invalidate an action deemed unrealistic.
12. Moderators also have the role of inventing scenarios to stimulate role-play.
13. It is forbidden to coerce another player in a scenario. Although players must assume the consequences of their actions, two protagonists of a war RP must pretty much agree on a scenario. In case of major disagreement, moderators will intervene. It is prohibited to lead another player in a major scenario such as a war during a period of inactivity of the latter.
14. Remember that we are all friends and that RP has to remain fun. Don't be aggressive and don't be a sore loser. When being hostile to another nation (in role-play), don’t say something that can be seen as offensive even if it is IC.

Section 3: Rules for the modern role-play

1. To join the modern role-play, a player needs to fill in the following form and send it to the Head Moderator:

    Role-play nation name: you may want (or not) a different name for your nation in the RP
    Map claim: describe clearly and precisely the territory you wish to have on the map
    Role-play population: determine your population in RP. Keep in mind that too high a population density can have disadvantages (including economic ones)
    Official government type: what kind of country is it? Liberal democracy, military junta, single-party republic, etc. ?
    Political system: main institutions. For example the parliament chambers, the Prime Minister, the President, the King, etc. Describe.
    Head of State and/or Head of Government: insert your head of state and government and tell who has the executive authority and who represents your nation abroad.
    Capital city: where the political institutions are located.
    Largest city: name your largest city if it's not the capital. You can give its population.
    Economy: describe the economic policy (e.g. ultra-liberal, interventionist, etc.). Indicate your main economic activities (e.g. oil resources, agriculture, tourism, textile industry, financial services, etc.). Add anything else you find interesting (e.g. unemployment, imports/exports, etc.). You are allowed to add figures and statistics if you want.
    Currency: Name of currency. Add the value if you want (compared to the ICU)
    Economic figures (GDP, GDP/capita): Estimate your Gross Domestic Product and your GDP per capita. GDP = GDP per capita * population
    Military: Describe your military strength. If you have dispatches that describe your military, add it as well please.
    Diplomacy: if you want you can describe your foreign policy (e.g. isolationist, imperialist, multilateralist, interventionist, etc.)
    Member of the United Nations (Yes/No): The United Nations are an assembly of nations that vote on world issues. Same as IRL, but can evolve during the RP
    Other information and requests: If you have any other information or requests you would like to share with us, please do so here.
    Main factbook: do you have a main factbook, an overview of your nation? If you do, please post the link.
    Other factbooks: if you have other dispatches that describe some areas of your nation (military, culture, etc.) post the link here.

    [b]Nation name in RP:[/b]
    [b]Map claim:[/b]
    [b]Role-play population:[/b]
    [b]Official government type:[/b]
    [b]Political system:[/b]
    [b]Head of State and/or Head of Government:[/b]
    [b]Capital city:[/b]
    [b]Largest city:[/b]
    [b]Economic figures (GDP, GDP/capita):[/b]
    [b]Member of the United Nations (Yes/No):[/b]
    [b]Other information and requests:[/b]
    [b]Main factbook:[/b]
    [b]Other factbooks:[/b]

2. This is a modern RP, so the technologies and means can't be futuristic.
3. All types of magic, sorcery, divine intervention, and other forms of powers not grounded in science are forbidden. For example, the nations' species can only be human and teleportation doesn't exist.
4. Every country can have their own currency. But the world uses a common currency, the International Currency Unit (ICU) for comparisons. 1 ICU = $ 1 IRL. No nation, real or NPC, can take control of this currency. It is the International Bank that controls this currency, and it is not under the influence of any state and will not support any country or ideology. The ICU can be used for economic exchanges by public or private entities as well.
5. To declare war players need a reasonable Casus Belli, or better known as warcause. Nations must play the diplomatic escalation first.
6. Players who wish to wage wars (which is not mandatory) are obliged to list their military forces in a dispatch. It does not require elements of extreme precision, but some basic elements are necessary. The more precise, the better.
7. The minimalist effort will not be interesting. In the case of a major event (e.g. declaration of war) it is necessary that the post is long enough.
8. It is possible to sign diplomatic agreements and create international organizations, even economic and military ones, as long as they respect the other rules.
9. Indicate who is behind each of your IC posts, e.g. whether it is the President speaking, a diplomat, the private sector, the media, etc.
10. In any case, the more accurate you are in your posts and the way you play in general, the better the RP will be for everyone!

Read factbook

That's already quite long, sorry! But we still have a few things to tell you. Firstly, we are quite flexible on nations and puppets: if you prefer playing with a puppet because you think it will better suit the RP country you want to play, you can do it without any problem. It can be interesting for example if you want it to have a name that is close to the country you are playing, or if you want a more / less authoritarian nation, a monarchy instead of a republic, etc. Secondly, we want to tell you that even though there are rules, don't think you will be limited by the moderators: the aim of the RP is above all to have fun! Also, don't hesitate to take the country you want on the map: please don't reject african countries just because you think that they are inevitably poor; it's your country, so you choose how it looks like. Lastly, we the moderators are here to answer any question you may have, give you any advice you need, and take any suggestion you have for the map / the Global Context with great pleasure!

P.S. If you want to be a moderator, please telegram this nation. There are two of us at the moment, and we might need more moderators.

Thinking of restarting the Basketball world cup. I'll be putting up a poll to garner interest.

Also, suggestions for music and quote of the month are open again on the discord. 🙏

Hospe wrote:Thinking of restarting the Basketball world cup. I'll be putting up a poll to garner interest.

Yeah so just TG me if you're interested.

Hospe wrote:Yeah so just TG me if you're interested.


Heads up to everyone who is interested in the Basketball Cup: The official deadline is on the 14th of May.

Hospe wrote:Heads up to everyone who is interested in the Basketball Cup: The official deadline is on the 14th of May.

One Week to go until the deadline! 🏀🔥

Also, we've got two entries for music of the month.
Head on down to the poll and vote for your favourite.
Submissions are done via Discord.

Hey everyone. Today is the official deadline for entering the Basketball world cup.
However, I will be extending said deadline to the 18th of May due to several behind the scenes issues.

Alright everyone, submissions are closed for the Basketball tournament. We'll start on the 27th of May(sorry, I have so much schoolwork rn).

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