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The Milky Way Galaxy RMB

WA Delegate: None.

Founder: The Commonwealth of Taledonia

Board Activity History Admin Rank

Most Nations: 372nd Highest Economic Output: 670th Highest Wealthy Incomes: 1,101st+18
Largest Manufacturing Sector: 1,237th Largest Information Technology Sector: 1,273rd Highest Average Incomes: 1,275th Largest Retail Industry: 1,306th Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,361st Largest Publishing Industry: 1,370th Most Avoided: 1,516th Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1,554th Largest Black Market: 1,557th Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,593rd Most Armed: 1,620th Largest Mining Sector: 1,749th Most Scientifically Advanced: 1,766th Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,797th Smartest Citizens: 1,844th Most Rebellious Youth: 1,878th Highest Poor Incomes: 1,903rd Most Influential: 2,011th
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Embassies: Realm of Unrestricted Science, Raumreich Oversector, The Local Cluster, Grand Alliance, The Erviadus Galaxy, Sagittarius Arm, POLATION, The Dirt Alliance, Systems of Sagitta Aquarii, Aetherius, Arconian Empire, Ganmurral System, Avadam Inn, The World of Remnant, and Axiom Supercluster.

Tags: Role Player, Featured, Future Tech, and Medium.

Regional Power: Moderate

The Milky Way Galaxy contains 36 nations, the 372nd most in the world.

Today's World Census Report

The Most Advanced Law Enforcement in The Milky Way Galaxy

World Census interns were framed for minor crimes in order to measure the response times, effectiveness, and amount of firepower deployed by the law enforcement agencies of different nations.

As a region, The Milky Way Galaxy is ranked 3,339th in the world for Most Advanced Law Enforcement.

NationWA CategoryMotto
1.The Holy Empire of DigmoundMoralistic Democracy“Faith in Our Hearts is Strength in Our Empire.”
2.The Interstellar Empire of NyteCorrupt Dictatorship“Ave Dominus Nox”
3.The Galactic Empire of AlotopiaInoffensive Centrist Democracy“Bring honor to your Empire and give glory to the Seven!”
4.The Winged Republic of ZarathoftInoffensive Centrist Democracy“Existance has walls. Break them, and you have life.”
5.The Great Therapodian Empire of SskissInoffensive Centrist Democracy“We who survived, became one”
6.The Galactic Democratic Republic of Unitican EarthyNew York Times Democracy“Versus Perfectio - Fé Lexon é Iasen”
7.The Grand Armada of GhorkovPsychotic Dictatorship“One people, one armada”
8.The Empire of NorizekianCorporate Police State“Pride and Industry”
9.The System Alliance of SennaiLeft-Leaning College State“Strength Through Unity”
10.The Eternal Sindar Enmpire of SoronumeNew York Times Democracy“Soronúmë... Aranarth Eleni.”
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The Milky Way Galaxy Regional Message Board

The Anarchist Planet of Sungai Pusat wrote:I was off in my puppet nation being all socialist and also going back into the new semester.
And then I stared into a mirror. Metaphorically.


You've just shattered my entire belief system!

The United Federation of Interstellar Planets wrote:You've just shattered my entire belief system!

Well, it's more social democracy, really, but still socialist compared to this nation.

But still, oh no why. D;

The Anarchist Planet of Sungai Pusat wrote:Well, it's more social democracy, really, but still socialist compared to this nation.
But still, oh no why. D;


Shooting poor people in the head is socialist compared to Sungai Pusat. "Why should the people pay for those bullets? Socialism!!"

*rumble rumble, slumber slumber*

The Commonwealth of Taledonia wrote:*rumble rumble, slumber slumber*


Sshhh!

Here's a question - what kind of superstitions and folklore tales do you think will exist in the fantastical future setting in which our nations based?

In classical and medieval times, people were focussed on the supernatural and mythical. Demigods like Hercules, or creatures like Minotaurs, filled the tales of the Greeks. In medieval Europe, there were goblins and pixies, salt was poured across entrances to keep vampires and evil spirits at bay, and sleep paralysis was attributed to the succubus. Today, the succubus has been supplanted by alien abductions, and various other techno-myths and conspiracy theories have become the modern folklore. We even hear tales of creatures grounded more in science than in myth - the Loch Ness monster, thought to be a dinosaur remnant, or Big Foot, which some believe to be a surviving species of hominid.

Clearly some people will always be superstitious and prone to believing in fantastical explanations for mundane occurrences, no matter how advanced we get, so what kinds of folklore and superstition do you think will occupy the minds of future societies?

I suppose those superstitions and folklore depend upon how far into the future we look.

In the next thousand years or so we can presume about stories of Artificial Intelligence and tribes of robots living out in the woods. Tales coming to life involving rogue computer viruses haunting the darkest recesses of the internet. Easily discussions on myths and legends will take on a medium of higher and higher forms of technology.
At the same time, the old legends probably wont fade away in entirety. Folklore about creatures such as the Yeti or a "wild man" have existed from a time immeasurable passed down orally. We also see certain subjects re-embraced by societal pop culture, turning the object of fascination "retro" and spinning it in new and creative lights. In any imaginable future there would probably be a mix of technology influenced folklore mixed with slowly shifting tales of classic origin as they relate to our everyday lives.

If we look even further into the future who knows what fascinating tales we may find. Every experience, every discovery, every advancement in human culture and knowledge changes us and our beliefs. When we find something never seen before, I am sure it will weasel its way into the growing collection of human legends. Always, someone among us tries to play off a rational of pseudo-scientific origin onto some fanciful idea, and as our access to knowledge grows I only see this growing with it. What topics will these take on? No idea, couldn't even begin to guess if it doesn't already touch the world of today. But, it will probably run along the lines of "the end times" or some tale to scare children into behaving. We are less superstitious since we have begun to understand how our world works, but still just as fascinated and gullible as ever.

I kind of take an opposite opinion. In my mind, mankind will revert to a more spiritualist/religious mindset in the future due to mass apathy, disillusionment with scientific failures, or another mass political/economic/cultural shift that will spiral us into another "dark" age. Adding to this the fact that there are ever growing New Age cults and pseudo-scientific theories, not to mention good old fashioned metaphysical and ontological questions being married to technology, and you have a perfect breading ground for new fantasy elements.

Heck, look at 40K. In its essence, it's the realm of magic and folklore being explained by science as an outer realm.

Sup. I have recently been informed that a strike is planned against my region. It's small and cozy, but we cannot allow our comfy place to go away! So basically, I'm asking for volunteers to help shore up the defenses for at least the next couple of weeks until the threat passes. TG me if you're volunteering, and I'll give you the regional pass and marching orders, which may include joining the WA to keep my delegate status intact.

But... you've locked the region! Nobody can get in! Just keep it locked and you'll be fine.

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