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  1. Conquest & Expansion The French Warlordship of Slavland

    After the Earthquake, the Warlords must make a critical decision on how to approach a rebuild. OPTION 1: Spend 30% of your next budget in rebuilding efforts OPTION 2: Force the homeless to rebuild, but give them housing during and after the rebuild OPTION 3: Abandon the city and send the remaining population to neighboring cities
  2. Conquest & Expansion Brittean Atlantis

    Do not comment if this is not your thread! They can be discussed in Global News! Each Nation can claim one adjacent state per Day. Only nations with at least 1 transport ship can claim islands. Please claim stating which unique territory code you wish to claim (or spy if you have one) and try to RP it rather than just state "a1". The Mod of War will let you know how things progress. If you dont respond within 1 day if the state is contested your forces shall be retreated and the state remain unclaimed. Enjoy!
  3. Conquest & Expansion Spheniscan Republic

    Do not comment if this is not your thread! They can be discussed in Global News! Each Nation can claim one adjacent state per Day. Only nations with at least 1 transport ship can claim islands. Please claim stating which unique territory code you wish to claim (or spy if you have one) and try to RP it rather than just state "a1". The Mod of War will let you know how things progress. If you dont respond within 1 day if the state is contested your forces shall be retreated and the state remain unclaimed. Enjoy!
  4. Do not comment if this is not your thread! They can be discussed in Global News! Each Nation can claim one adjacent state per Day. Only nations with at least 1 transport ship can claim islands. Please claim stating which unique territory code you wish to claim (or spy if you have one) and try to RP it rather than just state "a1". The Mod of War will let you know how things progress. If you dont respond within 1 day if the state is contested your forces shall be retreated and the state remain unclaimed. Enjoy!
  5. Conquest & Expansion Caledonian Empire

    Do not comment if this is not your thread! They can be discussed in Global News! Each Nation can claim one adjacent state per Day. Only nations with at least 1 transport ship can claim islands. Please claim stating which unique territory code you wish to claim (or spy if you have one) and try to RP it rather than just state "a1". The Mod of War will let you know how things progress. If you dont respond within 1 day if the state is contested your forces shall be retreated and the state remain unclaimed. Enjoy!
  6. Spheniscan Republic FactBook:

    I believe he was having it as a running total
  7. Can I be added to participate in military activity.

     

    (Third Korean Reich)

     

     

    1. Bernard Sandcastle

      Bernard Sandcastle

      Have to post a factbook with your military budget first

    2. Malerian

      Malerian

      I added the military budget in the factbook, it is inside the factbook thread.

  8. Current Projects

    Advanced National Research Facility- $5,000,000,000/yr (2 year project) Space Exploration Building- $4,000,000,000/yr (1 year project) American Football Stadiums- $24,000,000,000/yr (1 year project)
  9. Nanorian Instruments

    Nanoriah produces some of the finest musicians, and musical instruments in the world. We ship stringed instruments** worldwide as we hope to improve happiness and success with any young musicians around the world. Any nation may request to buy them to increase their citizens' happiness and entertainment. Violins: 1/8- $50 1/4- $100 1/2- $200 3/4- $300 4/4- $400 Full Professional Model NS01- $1,000 Elite Model*- $6,000 Violas: 1/8- $40 1/4- $80 1/2- $160 3/4- $240 4/4- $320 Full Professional Model NS02- $800 Elite Model*- $5,000 Cellos: 1/4- $150 1/2- $300 3/4- $450 4/4- $600 Full Professional Model NS03- $3,000 Elite Model*- $8,000 Double Basses: 1/16- $200 1/8- $400 1/4- $800 1/2- $1,600 3/4- $2,400 7/8- $2,800 4/4- $3,200 Full Professional Model NS04- $7,000 Elite Model*- $15,000 Harps: 4/4- $1,000 Elite Model*- $5,000 Guitars: Acoustic- $1,000 Electric- $2,500 Elite Acoustic*- $4,000 Elite Electric*- $10,000 Bass Guitars: Acoustic- $1,000 Electric- $2,500 Elite Acoustic*- $4,000 Elite Electric*- $10,000 Ukuleles: Normal- $50 U-Bass- $100 Elite Normal*- $250 Elite U-Bass*- $400 Banjos: $200 Elite Banjo*- $1,000 *- Elite models are made with the best crafters in Nanoriah. These models are the best sounding in the world, as no other instruments have such a high quality sound. **- Nanoriah plans to introduce the sale of brass, wind, and percussion instruments in 2017
  10. The Scandinavian Republic

    "From Growth Comes Prosperity" Background: The Scandinavian Republic is advised by the Overseer: Bernard Sandcastle. It has a population of 26,490,823 people, and it is widely known as an educational superpower, as it ranks amongst the highest countries in the world in education. It is also is home to an advanced single-payer healthcare system. The country is mostly an Atheist state, with only roughly 30% of the population actively practicing a religion. TSR has the highest minimum wage in the world at $20 (USD) an hour. The country values education, welfare, science, and technology over military strength. Government and Politics: Current Government- Overseer: Bernard Sandcastle President: Ivan Drechled (D) Vice President: Jack Nord (N) Every 2 years, a national election is held for president. There are 100 districts, each with 10 electoral votes. The winner must have 501 or more of the 1,000 electoral votes. Any person may run for office that has held a position in their district's own political system. There are 5 "Parties", which rather than having different views, are just used to identify where they come from. There's the Dane Party (D), Swede Party (S), Norwegian Party (N), Finn Party (F), and Icelander Party (I). Each party will nominate a person to run after a set of primaries. After all parties have nominated a person, they will all debate 5 times over many issues. On December 28th, it is election day. Electoral votes are split according to popular vote in each district (For example: In district 1, if candidate A gets 50% of the votes and Candidate B gets 30%, Candidate A receives 5 votes, and candidate B receives 3 from district 1). If no candidate has reached 501 electoral votes, the bottom 3 candidates are eliminated and the other 2 will move on to a second voting round on the 29th to determine president. This step isn't done if a candidate receives 501 or more in the round of 4. Presidents are sworn in January 5th of the following year. Results of last election: Ivan Drechled (D)- 503 Felix Armbrust (S)- 51 Bon Mayfield (N)- 396 Phelps Kjielman (F)- 37 Draki Harding (I)- 13 Education: Schooling begins at age 6, and is mandatory. All schools are public, and no religious schools are permitted to exist. Students are required to be schooled until they finish secondary school, but they may drop out of secondary school at 16 if they wish. Primary school goes from 1st grade, to 8th grade, and Secondary school is from 9th, to 13th. No standardized tests are permitted, and homework is discouraged. Tertiary schooling is encouraged, but optional, and is completely paid for by the government through taxes. Students must have completed secondary school with a 60 GPA or higher (0-100 scale) to attend tertiary school. In tertiary school, students may pursue any of 3 levels of Degrees, Apprentice (2 years), Bachelor (4 years), or Master (6-12 years, depending on desired profession). Students learn a variety of subjects, where mathematics and science are the main focus. Healthcare: All healthcare is entirely paid for by the government, through a single-payer system. Taxes are used to cover any and all medical problems, as the cost of medicine is extremely low in TSR. Since all citizens are covered immediately after they are born, life expectancy is upwards of 85 years for women, and 80 for men. Welfare: The official retirement age is 62. All citizens pay a 1% tax throughout their life that is dedicated to only their retirement, and at the time they retire, they receive their saved money gradually every month for the rest of their lives. When a citizen dies, all of their money can either be given to the government or given to their family, depending on what they choose to do with it when they are 25. If a citizen is unemployed, they will receive a check every month in which they can raise a family of 4 without being in poverty, so long as they are looking for a job. If no evidence of the citizen looking for a job exists, their benefits will be cut to only $4,000 USD per month. Economics: The economic system is very strong, as the country discourages the "export" of jobs to other countries. The unemployment rate is very low at about 3%. The minimum wage is a world high $20 USD per hour. Taxes are set with a progressive tax, as well as a district flat tax. Each district can have tax at anywhere between 3% and 7%. The federal tax brackets are as follows: <$10,000 USD----- 0% (0% of population) $10,001-$48,000 USD----- 15% (2% of population) $48,001-$72,000 USD----- 25% (10.5% of population) $72,001-$110,000 USD----- 32% (43% of population) $110,001-$150,000 USD----- 38% (27% of population) $150,001-$225,000 USD----- 42% (12% of population) $225,000-$10,000,000 USD----- 46% (5% of population) >$10,000,001 USD----- 49% (.5% of population) The taxes are high in order to pay for Universal Healthcare, Tertiary Schooling, and Welfare, as well as the standard government needs. TSR exports some of the finest Musical Instruments, machinery, and energy in the world. Energy: TSR is completely reliant on clean energy, Solar and Wind power are the main sources of energy. Only 1% of all energy produced is not from solar panels or wind farms. Military: TSR is a nation of peace, but still has a small military in place. Budget: $100,000,000,000 Army: 20,000 Navy: 10,000 Air Force: 4,000 Nanoriah is against the use of mines, and chemical and nuclear weapons. Revenue/Debt (Per Year): Income from federal tax: 2,271,528,599,781 Cost of Healthcare: -95,366,962,800 Cost of Tertiary School: -794,724,690,000 Cost of Welfare: -300,000,000,000 Military Spending: -100,000,000,000 Imports: -400,000,000,000 Exports: 500,000,000,000 Infrastructure Costs: -400,000,000,000 Science (Space): -100,000,000,000 Misc. Expenses: -100,000,000,000 Est. Revenue: 481,436,946,981 Total bank balance: 43,770,440,000
  11. An Interesting Story in Short

    You beat me in a war and I'm still salty ;-;
  12. Oh

    I've played and I guess beaten the main story lines of Fallout 3 and 4. My step dad is level 75 in Fallout 4 and has played over 280 hours of total gameplay. I actually don't have slack lol. I'm super good at math tho (I'm 2 years ahead, I'm supposed to be in Algebra 2, but I'm in Calculus AB) so I guess if you need help I can try lmao
  13. Oh

    Yeah but it's a 40 minute test tho Yeah man, once you get the weird technique with the right hand down to do the main theme it's not that difficult. I just start with my middle finger and sweep across the G and D strings to get the notes. The first song I wanted to learn was Orion, I fell in love with the little part halfway through where the bass gets a little mini melodic solo thing. Pulling Teeth isn't very hard to be honest, it's just getting good technique with the right hand.
  14. Oh

    I can never trust any IQ tests online cause they can be false. I've taken a few and gotten scores between 130 and 195
  15. Oh

    Maybe Can you play YYZ or (Anesthesia) Pulling Teeth? It's grade point average, basically if you got a 4.0 in a class (That's an A), and a 3.0 in another (That's a B), your GPA of those classes would be 3.5 (An A-). In high school it's a running total from your first year through fourth year combined. Since I always have multiple honors classes, my grade point average in those classes can reach a 5.0. I'm in my third year and my running total GPA is 4.6, so basically an A++
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