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Gotta mention Imperial War every once in a while.

Austrovik-Germania wrote:Made a new Isleballs comic! Miklania is starred!
Polar Svalbard might wanna take note of this.

Link here: https://imgur.com/DZQKtOv

AustrovikBall


State

Austrovik-Germania

Government

Authoritarian Dominal Party Constitutional Monarchy

Personality

Fiercely Capitalist Hardworking, Productive, Ignorant

Language

Austren German, English

Capital

Horton Hears A Who Hortendorf

Religion

Austren Reformism

Preceded By

Some communist place idk


    | Introduction |

AustrovikBall is a unified nation-state located within the Mesder Sea in the Western Isles. He is constantly and consistently ruffling around for more cash, and always leaps to every opportunity to make some dough, even if it at the expense of others. He has a collection of an assortment of small top-hats (so he looks bigger and stronker) and has seven monocles - one for every day of the week - and an eighth if one of the original seven get even the slightest bit dirty. AustrovikBall has a complete and utter devotion to making better cars than MiklaniaBall.


    | Comics |

LinkThe Rijk in a nutshell (By me!)
LinkNewcomer Party (Also by me!)


C a r S ?


Smoking Issues


    | Personality Traits & Sayings |

  • Shady

  • Constantly squinting at the flaws in other CountryBalls

  • Constantly door-to-door salesman-ing for new cars

  • Slorping up oil like its no-one's business because he doesn't have his own.

  • Sees war as a profit booster and innovation creator

  • Always working on one thing or another

  • "You look poor ... don't take my money!"

  • "Is that an investment opportunity?"

  • "Tariffs are at 200000000%, sorry."

  • "That's great you are helping your people, but what about this car?"

  • Slightly authoritarian

  • Has a thing for massive numbers of big tanks with outdated equipment


      | Likes and Dislikes |

    Yay!: Monarchies, tea, cars, tanks, nuclear power, oil, loads of trees, shady business meetings, poetry points (Vic 2 Bois will understand), artwork, gothic architecture, massive supermarkets, Fascism

    No investments there...: Liberalism, independent thought, wasting time, taking days off

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It’s also on my (super outdated) PB factbook which I will refurbish soon.

it gave me an idea for my Aruiaball section


credit to Vucari

Running gag - making the bird on Aruiaball look like an mshaped


Fashion gag: Aruias flag sometimes are changed "Be'cause of Fa'shion"

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when Aruiaball color change in the name of Fa'shion.
https://i.imgur.com/9Fbj6wU.png

Austrovik-Germania wrote:I like it. Simple, yet not too simple to the point where its too vague. I would have to say though that my nation's full title is Austrovik-Germania, the simple term of Austrovik was a Kingdom which existed until the 1860s.
I would also say that I happened to notice you love your mining and mainly things to do with the primary sector of economic output. I am myself mainly focused on the secondary and tertiary sectors, particularly with the Automobile industry (I am hiking up competition for Miklania and his vehicle industry soon when I launch new markets in other nations), and I would be happy to export vehicles and machinary to help with mining and civilian transportation etc. The Übermacht-Krupp Group basically is like the Austrovik version of GM, minus the absolute poor quality.

Sorry about the name! Exports would be welcome, although we have our own automobile industry consisting of state-made cars yet these see mainly domestic use and are not readily avaible in international markets. Perhaps, these exports could be the start of furthering relations betwenn the two countries.

Wellsia wrote:Your work force is to large, should be around 60% of your total population, the remainder would be children or the elderly or disabled.

Hmm, yeah I know it is a bit large. Although, our nation does try to get as many people employed as possible plus being socialist would help that. I'm thinking of setting it around 75%-80%, maybe 70%.

ThePenguinLand wrote:Hmm, yeah I know it is a bit large. Although, our nation does try to get as many people employed as possible plus being socialist would help that. I'm thinking of setting it around 75%-80%, maybe 70%.

If you are putting kids to work

You might have heard before that AM has a lot of debts. I am having the debts of the hangates being the reason why AM still has high debts?

Like between 1950 to 1996, there really was no unified Magarati federation. Especially in between 60s and 80s era, all those tiny hangates relied on everything foreign and were "funded" to combat communist movements.

Add to that, all those war reparations and stuff. The debt is even more increased due to the Kyrazakhstani hangates, who are now part of authoritarian (and slightly isolationist) nation.

I think San Montagna (in regards to Chatha), Polar Svalbard (your troops were already involved in bringing "freedom" there) and Noronica are most likely the ones we pay debts to. But there were so many tiny states and they took debts from like everyone. So I guess, if any of you ever need cash, feel free to ask me to pay debts.

There are definitely folks there in AM who say the country should not pay debts or war reparations anymore (technically the country of AM was born in 1996). There are leaders and people of newer hangates (Khumbuwan, New Forest and Koch) that did not exist back then and don't want to spend their money on paying debts of other hangates.

Wellsia wrote:If you are putting kids to work

Well, the minium age of employment is around 14 and the retirement age is 70.

ThePenguinLand wrote:Well, the minium age of employment is around 14 and the retirement age is 70.

Someone sure loves child slavery I see...

Athara Magarat wrote:Someone sure loves child slavery I see...

Well, those 14 year olds won't be doing any hard labour.

ThePenguinLand wrote:Well, those 14 year olds won't be doing any hard labour.

Is this minimum age the same sort of thing that it is in the US, where that is the soonest that someone can get a work permit for easy work, and is fairly uncommon, or are you talking about deliberately employing large numbers of teenagers?

Miklania wrote:Is this minimum age the same sort of thing that it is in the US, where that is the soonest that someone can get a work permit for easy work, and is fairly uncommon, or are you talking about deliberately employing large numbers of teenagers?

Yes, it is the minimum age of employment same as in the US. Companies aren't just deliberatley employing loads of teenagers, although it's not too uncommon for teenagers to work locally at a shop or restaurant but they won't be working in a factory or office.

ThePenguinLand wrote:Yes, it is the minimum age of employment same as in the US. Companies aren't just deliberatley employing loads of teenagers, although it's not too uncommon for teenagers to work locally at a shop or restaurant but they won't be working in a factory or office.

Then you are not going to have a significantly different employment figure than other countries. Also keep in mind that contriving to employ people when there is a finite amount of work to go around will decrease individual productivity.

Miklania wrote:Then you are not going to have a significantly different employment figure than other countries. Also keep in mind that contriving to employ people when there is a finite amount of work to go around will decrease individual productivity.

I'll keep that in mind, and probably lower to about 65%, 70% at the absolute maximum.

The latest Force Flyer is out!

Issue XXV
Headlines



Force rejects invitation to Federal Union! Military does an oopsie that costs weeks of work! Elections - elections everywhere! This month's RP news and a column of Gossip, all in this month's edition of the Force Flyer!
A Federal Failure by The Chariot


Just a couple weeks ago, Force took another gander at the meta-region game. The Federal Union had many regions on friendly terms with Force: Aukumnian Imperium, Red Wolf Alliance, and The Wolf Clan, as well as New Western Empire and The Democratic Republic. Other regions such as Thaecia were planning to join.

In the negotiations, Force was seen as the no-man. Being the stubborn region who would not agree to most plans was a signature. Understandable, though, as Force has had a bad history with meta-regions. With the catastrophic Supreme Commonwealth of United Territories, and the alliance that just wasn’t up to PAR, under its belt, Prime Minister Libertatis Regalis was not optimistic about this new one.

After less than a week of involvement in the negotiations, Libertatis would hold a vote, to which the Force cabinet refused to join the Union. Despite heavy encouragement from the Ministers of Defense and Foreign Affairs, others in the cabinet would refuse to join out of fear that it would detract from activity or infringe on sovereignty, despite claims by the Union that the latter would not come to be.

Ultimately, after two failed attempts, it would seem that Force’s third try charm is not trying at all.

The Investigator - Success In The House Unwrapped! by Carropia

Disclaimer: The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent the official views of the Government of Force.

Almost 1 year after it first convened, the house has come off its best term yet. With big names such as Libertatis Regallis our current Prime Minister, The Chariot long-time Minister of Defence, as well as long-time Representative Carropia.

This three-headed giant of a group was able to pass quite a few bills into law, namely the Deputy Installment Act, The House Framework and Speaker Act, and the Government Transparency Act. To many in the government, as well as the citizens of Force this was refreshing, the House struggled to consistently pass more than 2-3 bills per term. This has to be the addition of Chariot and Libertatis, Carropia the third member of this all-star cast hasn’t had another prominent member since the removal of Salibaic. In an interview with Carropia, he said, “You know it was refreshing to have those guys out there with me, I’ve been in the House a long while and have struggled alone for far too long, it was very nice.”

After this productive term, the people of Force once more have confidence in the House, the real question is whether they can keep up without Libertatis? While Tigslarlowducken, Caduceo, Lashnakia, Loomburg, Sir Sword BJ, and Carropia are all Reps. this term, the House has seen no progress yet a lot of drama. Hopefully, this new cast can turn it around and repeat the successes of the last term.

For more information, contact The Chariot through Discord (waste#3257)

Prime Minister Elections by Salibaic


The july Prime Minister elections were rushed this time due to Renegalle and the former Prime Minister going away and thus could not deal with the election. The only candidates for PM this election was Sir Libertatis Regalis. Obviously he won the election with all votes for him. Not much was said in the debate but the cabinet has stayed the same. That there really was this election. See you at the next one.
A Special House's Elections by The Chariot


July’s House elections were… not ideal, to say the least. Following one of the most successful Houses in Force’s history, one of the least would turn up. Four people registered to run, only two answered the debate questions. The Parliamentary Republic of Carropia, The Generous Dystopia of Caduceo, The Federalist States of Tigslarlowducken, and Elysium forests ran, with the last two not answering debate questions. After a nine-voter turnout, all were elected into the House. Quite ironically, the two nations who did not answer debate questions would go on to be Speaker and Deputy Speaker.

Choice

Votes

Status

Caduceo

9-0

Elected

Carropia

9-0

Elected

Elysium Forests

6-3

Elected

Tigslarlowducken

8-1

Elected

The results? Tigslarlowducken would show blaring unprofessionality in his run as House Speaker, knowing barely even his duties. Elysium Forests went totally silent after being appointed deputy, later revealed to be due to a vacation. And so, House Bill 13 was passed. This bill allowed for the Speaker to call upon special elections to fill the House. And then perhaps one of the most qualified Houses ever would come to be.

Powerhouse candidates, all respected members of the Cabinet, would run for the house en masse. With New Legland, The Chariot, Lashnakia, Loomburg, and Sword BJ would run, with candidate Atharia (The only non-cabinet candidate) dropping out of the race. With only 4 House seats to fill, the race became not a question of who to vote, but who not to vote for.

Choice

Votes

Status

New Legland

6-8

Not Elected

The Chariot

14-0

Elected

Lashnakia

13-1

Elected

Atharia

3-11

Not Elected

Loomburg

10-4

Elected

Sword BJ

10-4

Elected

Subsequently, Tigslarlowducken was voted out of his Speaker position, and emergency elections for it are being held currently.
July Roleplay News - Decolonization, Annexation, and Nuclear Reactions by Salibaic


Seoul-Pyongyang has had his homeland vacated by the State of Renegalle. In response, Seoul tried to reannex his homeland but was blocked by Salibaic. This has lead to Seoul denouncing Salibaic and shutting down embassies. Especially when Salibaic forcibly removed Seoul from their colony.

Renegalle and Salibaic are decolonizing to help create a better world. The first steps have gone well so far but we are still yet to see the results this may produce on the world.

Elysium and Adlania left the UN after being told time after time not to control nuclear weapons. This lead to Elysium building up an arsenal of nukes which it used to threaten Salibaic and Renegalle. Renegalle was already hated in Elysium after the great wars which saw Elysium lose more than ¾ of the economy and caused major infighting in Elysium. The threat was not put down. However, Elysium did rejoin the UN and gave up the nukes although defense experts from Renegalle and Salibaic both say Elysium will most likely still control nukes.

The UN voted to condemn Sibir after it lied to the international community about Renegalle and Salibaic owning nukes. Salibaic in retaliation to this setup a UN vote but it failed after Sibirs allies came to his aid. Elysium also backed Salibaic proposal.

Elysium has proclaimed that Sibir is not a nation but a terror organization and thus occupied former Elysium land that belongs to Sibir. Sibir in return handed over the land to Marcelli. Elysium then tried to annex the land back and almost succeeded if was not for Sibir alerting Marcelli. This has lead to an escalation with Elysium starting navel exercises outside of Marcelli land and launching missiles into the sea near Marcelli’s mainland. Both nations have also banned trade between each other.

For more information, contact Atharia through Discord (Trisword#6166)

Three Weeks, Too Weak by The Chariot


Recently, Linkthe Force made its first and only occupation and refound attempt failed. Miserably. Goddamned ASSholes.

The attempt was made on AMYR, a region Caduceo desired for its name. With efforts from Caduceo, The Chariot, Renegalle, Salibaic, ImperialRussia, Empire of Elysium, and Carropia, the three-week occupation was fraught with ups and downs, from defenders, to failed refound attempts. On the 30th of June, the final attempt was made. Renegalle, Caduceo, and I left the region while Salibaic was delegate, using his powers to ban the native, The Republic of District-VIII, 30 seconds before the update.

And then... Artificial Solar System refounded it.

Oops.



Lashnakia and Carropia have… proclaimed their love for each other in the Halls of the Government? Who knew that gays still existed after Pride month? (Pls don’t crucify me)

Teacher Chariot and assistant Elysium put the rowdy children of Force to bed. I’ll just leave you to interpret that one. Also, I was muted in 4 separate channels for it.

Hey… they say that… The State of Renegalle actually did work for once? Getting his subjects to do stuff? What’s this? He even got into anime! Maybe Force is actually going uphill! He still doesn’t make the trigger bot though. :(

Minecraft server is coming soon. Maybe. Blame Libertatis that it hasn’t come yet. But don’t blame him too much, since he donated stamps after Force’s population plummet.

Also, rumor has it that I might be impeached for saying “Shut up” in a public TG. Anyone know more? Asking for a friend.

And did you hear about our possible candidates for the next Prime Minister elections? They say that we’ll get a fresh roster, with Loomburg and Sword BJ all but confirming their bids. Also the Cheese Party.

Communications Team



> Caduceo - Minister of Communications and Professional Cookie Distributor

> The Chariot - Senior Editor and Columnist for Chariot's Chitchat

> Salibaic - Editor and Columnist for the Monthly Roleplay Updates

> Carropia - Editor and Columnist for The Investigator

For more information, contact Caduceo through Discord (SupportNerd#4356)
or apply forLink Civil Services!

Statistics



Region

Nations

WA Nations

Force

150

42

The New Kingdom

36

5

RGBN

26

4

Heart

24

4

Power

9

0

Era

4

0

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ENTERPRISE E430

4th-generation Trijet aircraft, entered service in 2010.
Better than twinjet, cheaper than quadjet.


The Enterprise E430, is a Scantarbian three-engine medium- to long-range wide-body jet airliner, manufactured by Enterprise Aircraft Company. The airliner has a seating capacity of up to 432 passengers and a range of over 7,000 nautical miles (13,000 km). Its trijet configuration has three Astorian Dynamics ADTF 1670 engines with one engine under each wing, along with a third engine center-mounted with an S-duct air inlet embedded in the tail and upper fuselage. The aircraft utilizes a full-glass cockpit, equipped with a HUD for both pilot and copilot, the airframe is constructed primarily of composite materials and uses two redundant fly-by-wire systems coupled with another two redundant hydraulic systems as another layer of safety. The aircraft autopilot systems itself has an autoland capability with CAT IIIC certification, connected with the GNOSIS system for navigational aid.

SPECIFICATION
Cockpit Crew: 2
Capacity: 432 passengers
Length: 63.79 m
Wingspan: 64.6 m
Wing area: 382.5 m²
Tail height: 16.81 m
Empty Weight: 112,800 kg
MTOW: 308,400 kg
Usable fuel capacity: 150,000 L (126,000 kg)
Service ceiling: 14,000 m
Cruise speed: Mach 0.88 (1,086 km/h)
Maximum Operating Speed: Mach 0.90 (1,111 km/h)
Maximum range, full load: 13,000 km (7,000 nmi)
Ferry range: 15,000 km
Engines: 3 x 275–292.8 kN Astorian Dynamics ADTF 1670
Cost: USD 285 million
Operators: Scantarbia, Dothrakia


E430 "Factory Default" livery



E430 Scantarbia "FlyScantar" livery


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Finally made it into a dispatch.

Important Notice
From tomorrow till the 25th of August my acitvity on NS will rapidly decline due to me going on holiday, not because I've gone off NationStates. Heads up to everyone and Vancouvia to not remove me from el mapo.

Just got a promotion at work, raise in money was good but best thing is I’all work 7-4 Monday through Friday, weekends off.

Scantarbia wrote:
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ENTERPRISE E430

4th-generation Trijet aircraft, entered service in 2010.
Better than twinjet, cheaper than quadjet.


The Enterprise E430, is a Scantarbian three-engine medium- to long-range wide-body jet airliner, manufactured by Enterprise Aircraft Company. The airliner has a seating capacity of up to 432 passengers and a range of over 7,000 nautical miles (13,000 km). Its trijet configuration has three Astorian Dynamics ADTF 1670 engines with one engine under each wing, along with a third engine center-mounted with an S-duct air inlet embedded in the tail and upper fuselage. The aircraft utilizes a full-glass cockpit, equipped with a HUD for both pilot and copilot, the airframe is constructed primarily of composite materials and uses two redundant fly-by-wire systems coupled with another two redundant hydraulic systems as another layer of safety. The aircraft autopilot systems itself has an autoland capability with CAT IIIC certification, connected with the GNOSIS system for navigational aid.

SPECIFICATION
Cockpit Crew: 2
Capacity: 432 passengers
Length: 63.79 m
Wingspan: 64.6 m
Wing area: 382.5 m²
Tail height: 16.81 m
Empty Weight: 112,800 kg
MTOW: 308,400 kg
Usable fuel capacity: 150,000 L (126,000 kg)
Service ceiling: 14,000 m
Cruise speed: Mach 0.88 (1,086 km/h)
Maximum Operating Speed: Mach 0.90 (1,111 km/h)
Maximum range, full load: 13,000 km (7,000 nmi)
Ferry range: 15,000 km
Engines: 3 x 275–292.8 kN Astorian Dynamics ADTF 1670
Cost: USD 285 million
Operators: Scantarbia, Dothrakia


E430 "Factory Default" livery



E430 Scantarbia "FlyScantar" livery


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Finally made it into a dispatch.

Just hit me up if you want to purchase the aircraft

I was just in Walmart and I turned onto the canned biscut isle and out of nowhere a kid wareing and inflatable shark Halloween coustume ran past. In August

Just got utility set up, still waiting on my partners for the water and trash bills. Sorry for the inactivity just in a rush before move-in.

Vancouvia, anyone else of authority, is there a limit on the pop and per capita income of a city (especially ones that are city-states that also happen to national subdivisions)?

Athara Magarat wrote:Vancouvia, anyone else of authority, is there a limit on the pop and per capita income of a city (especially ones that are city-states that also happen to national subdivisions)?

Good question, I was actually kind of wondering about that for my own nation when thinking about urban population.

I dunno why but I just realized AM in Imperial War sounds a lot familiar...

- A funny-looking dictator that blames others

- Ignores the arms and naval limitation treaties

- Does anschluss with southern neighbor having similar culture

- Steam rolls into more neighbors

- Only non-Agrus and non-Raedlon ally is a naval power

- Gets invaded from the west to be defeated

- Is divided after the war

- The divided parts experiment with both communism and capitalism

Yeah, where have we seen that before?

Athara Magarat wrote:Vancouvia, anyone else of authority, is there a limit on the pop and per capita income of a city (especially ones that are city-states that also happen to national subdivisions)?

that's a SORP thing but I don't see why that would matter

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