History Roleplay / Esquarium

29th Apr '16 7:30:47 PM RuridovanRepublic
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* Qianrong: An East Asian archipelago to the south of Luziyca and Namor, dominated by one ethnicity and home to two more major ones, plus two very vocal minor ones. Until recently it was a far-rightist dictatorship and an ally of Luziyca; now it is democratic and closer to Scotia and New Zepuha. One might say things were improving if it wasn't for the alliance of genocidal separatist terrorists.

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* Qianrong: An East Asian archipelago to the south of Luziyca and Namor, dominated by one ethnicity and home to two more major ones, plus two very vocal minor ones. Until recently it was Namor; presently divided between a far-rightist dictatorship and an ally of Luziyca; now it is democratic government hampered by the capriciousness and closer to Scotia xenophobia of the populace in the north, and New Zepuha. One might say things were improving if it wasn't for an outright psychotic not!communist government in the alliance of genocidal separatist terrorists.south. Recovering from a revolution and a civil war, just to top it all off.



* BalanceOfPower: The situation in the East Namor Sea as of October 2014 is best described as the Balance of Power shifting significantly. Qianrong, an ally of Luziyca for nearly 50 years, decided that it was tired of Luziyca not helping it in its campaign against a psychotic terror group, the ASQ. It began looking for a nation that would help it, and found New Zepuha- a highly Namophobic and racist autocracy. By October, Qianrong and New Zepuha were on the verge of becoming allies- and Luziyca(about to lose a longtime ally because of its own apathy) and Namor(about to watch a Namophobic dictatorship gain a foothold in the East Namor Sea) both flipped out, trying to do anything that might prevent the shift of power.
** March 2015 update: Luziyca lost Qianrong for good and Namor has largely given up with regards to Qianrong. New Zepuha allowed the Free Democratic Republic regime to collapse and be replaced by the democratic Second Independent State. None of this has solved the problem with the genocidal terrorists.
* BlatantLies: Anything said by Qianrong's Ministry of Information fell into this category.

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* BalanceOfPower: The situation in the East Namor Sea as of October 2014 is best described as the Balance of Power shifting significantly. Qianrong, an ally of Luziyca for nearly 50 years, decided that it was tired of Luziyca not helping it in its campaign against a psychotic terror group, the ASQ. It began looking for a nation that would help it, and found New Zepuha- a highly Namophobic and racist autocracy. By October, Qianrong and New Zepuha were on the verge of becoming allies- and Luziyca(about to lose a longtime ally because of its own apathy) and Namor(about to watch a Namophobic dictatorship gain a foothold in the East Namor Sea) both flipped out, trying to do anything that might prevent the shift of power.
** March 2015 update: Luziyca lost Qianrong for good and Namor has largely given up with regards to Qianrong. New Zepuha allowed the Free Democratic Republic regime to collapse and be replaced by the democratic Second Independent State. None of this has solved the problem with the genocidal terrorists.
* BlatantLies: Anything said by Qianrong's Ministry The Kaskir government claimed the Kaskirian soccer team won the fifth edition of Information fell into this category.the Coupe d'Esquarium 11-0 against Vyvland. In reality, Kaskiria did not even participate.



* BreakTheHaughty: In the days leading up to the Coupe d'Esquarium IV, Luziyca, which had won the inaugural Coupe and had taken second in the third, was incredibly confident that they would win a second title. Luziycan media dismissed the possibility of being even slightly opposed by any of the other teams in their group. However, Luziyca failed to win a single game, losing or drawing all four of its matches. The Luziycan team was eliminated by the Qianrongese team, which they had repeatedly humiliated in Coupe d'Esquarium III, a perfect case of LaserGuidedKarma for many Qianrongese. Luziycan media was reduced to cursing and hysterics as they were eliminated in the group stage.

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* BreakTheHaughty: In the days leading up to the Coupe d'Esquarium IV, Luziyca, which had won the inaugural Coupe and had taken second in the third, was incredibly confident that they would win a second title. Luziycan media dismissed the possibility of being even slightly opposed by any of the other teams in their group. However, Luziyca failed to win a single game, losing or drawing all four of its matches. The Luziycan team was eliminated by the Qianrongese team, which they had repeatedly humiliated in Coupe d'Esquarium III, a perfect case of LaserGuidedKarma for many Qianrongese. Luziycan media was reduced to cursing and hysterics as they were eliminated in the group stage. The North Qianrongese then did it to the Luziycans again in the fifth Coupe.



** Qianrong's history since the 1900s, essentially. An ineffective and unpopular monarchy was replaced in a revolution by a republic that quickly devolved into warlordism and corruption, replaced by a dictatorship after an intense conflict. The establishment of the dictatorship was immediately followed by first a revolt by a rival political group and then a protracted guerrilla war against a terror group, both crushed as the dictatorship grew more autocratic and repressive. After a period of stability marred by government abuses, the dictatorship faced a second domestic war on terror and a military coup led to a popular revolution. A new republic was established, but they've proved dangerously unable to fight the increasingly genocidal terrorists.

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** Qianrong's history since the 1900s, essentially. An ineffective and unpopular monarchy was replaced in a revolution by a republic that quickly devolved into warlordism and corruption, replaced by a dictatorship after an intense conflict. The establishment of the dictatorship was immediately followed by first a revolt by a rival political group and then a protracted guerrilla war against a terror group, both crushed as the dictatorship grew more autocratic and repressive. After a period of stability marred by government abuses, the dictatorship faced a second domestic war on terror and a military coup led to a popular revolution. A new republic was established, but they've they proved dangerously unable barely able to fight the increasingly genocidal terrorists.terrorists, and ultimately lost half the archipelago to a rag-tag band of communist revolutionaries.



** Acting Chancellor Hsieh Jiang-De, appointed after Song's kidnapping, expanded the powers of the military greatly so they could fight the ASQ terrorists who had kidnapped Song. Under Hsieh, the military was given authority to do whatever it wanted and get away with it. The military thanked Hsieh with a military coup d'état that saw Hsieh meet a very nasty end.

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** Acting Chancellor Hsieh Jiang-De, appointed after Song's kidnapping, expanded the powers of the military greatly so they could fight the ASQ terrorists who had kidnapped Song. Under Hsieh, the military was given authority to do whatever it wanted and get away with it. The military thanked Hsieh with a military coup d'état d'etat;tat that saw Hsieh meet a very nasty end.



* MilitaryCoup: Qianrong suffers one in December 2014.

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* MilitaryCoup: Qianrong suffers suffered one in December 2014.



** Qianrong has aspects of this with Namor, Ainin, Luziyca, and Nevanmaa.

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** Qianrong has aspects of this with... well, with Namor, Ainin, Luziyca, and Nevanmaa.the entire rest of the world.
29th Apr '16 7:21:55 PM RaptorOwl
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** Saexland (Seax) seems to believe that what is good for his ancestors is good for him, much to the chagrin of some users. He is also a Newfoundland Separatist and aspires for Newfoundland to join the United States as the 51st state, saying the 1948 referendum on Confederation was rigged.

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** Saexland (Seax) seems to believe that what is good for his Anglo-Saxon ancestors is good for him, much to the chagrin of some users. He is also a Newfoundland Separatist and aspires for thinks Newfoundland to join would be better off joining the United States as the 51st state, saying the 1948 referendum on Confederation was rigged.bought by Smallwood.
24th Apr '16 10:52:16 PM Knock29
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24th Apr '16 10:48:34 PM Knock29
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* FaceoftheBand: Arguably, Charlotte Durrough of Daecon, Kuo Zhang of Namor, Ecgwulf Oswinessunu of Saexland and Cedric Liet of Francilie for the far-right populist political movement. They are arguably the most recognisable of the far-right leaders in Esquarium, and they are notorious for getting into long running Twitter spats with various leaders, which include Elis of Katranjiev, Nareste La Via of Luziyca and the Tilkisi Muslims of Atlia. They were also featured on the front page of satirical magazine ''Trang Vai'' and was the main feature article of The Liberal, Geadland's main newspaper on March 26, 2016.
24th Apr '16 9:52:53 PM Knock29
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** Kebenajaya: A Indonesian-style presidential democracy in Artisia that is trying to assert its independence from foreign rule.
1st Apr '16 3:34:10 PM Luziyca
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* Soled: A relatively new member of the region, it is a relatively large socialist semi-dictatorship inspired by Cuba, the USSR and the creator's democratic socialist ideas. Speaks a weird ConLang not even the creator understands how works. Used to be offically Communist and alligned with Communist countries, but nowadays is pretty neutral and officially Socialist.
** Irtyusha: A state run by its own intelligence agency.



** Irtyusha: A state that is run by its own intelligence agency
* Soled: A relatively new member of the region, it is a relatively large socialist semi-dictatorship inspired by Cuba, the USSR and the creator's democratic socialist ideas. Speaks a weird ConLang not even the creator understands how works. Used to be offically Communist and alligned with Communist countries, but nowadays is pretty neutral and officially Socialist.



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* ArtifactTitle: The Christian Republic of Luziyca has more or less been a secular state since the mid-1960s.

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* ArtifactTitle: The Christian Republic of Luziyca has more or less been a secular state since the mid-1960s.mid-1960s as a result of the Quiet Revolution.



* ClarkKenting: Queen Elis of Katranjiev did both during the 2nd NMR 2378 presidential debate in Namor, posing as a journalist called 'Alice Krasimirov' from the Slevdovatel newspaper. The [[PaperThinDisguise real kicker]] is that Queen Elis didn't even try to hide her accent and made a air kiss to Kuo Zhang. Surprisingly and oddly, none of the foreign journalists, the candidates or even the moderator of the debate noticed she was there.

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* ClarkKenting: Queen Elis of Katranjiev did both that during the 2nd NMR 2378 presidential debate in Namor, posing when she posed as a journalist called named 'Alice Krasimirov' from the Slevdovatel newspaper. The [[PaperThinDisguise real kicker]] is that Queen Elis didn't even try to hide her accent and made a air kiss to Kuo Zhang. Surprisingly and oddly, none of the foreign journalists, the candidates or even the moderator of the debate noticed she was there.



** Also practically everything Qianrongese state media says.

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** Also practically everything Qianrongese state media says.said during the FDRQ.



* {{Omnicidal Maniac}}: Sjalhaven summed up in two words

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* {{Omnicidal Maniac}}: Sjalhaven summed up in two wordswords.
1st Apr '16 2:12:13 AM Arkiasis
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** Noryln in Arkiasis can be considered this. Since the 1960's the city has become a technological powerhouse partly due to being the established home of the Arkiasis Space Agency.



** Many nations have at least one town that was badly affected by industrial decline: Nikkeli in Nevanmaa, Kungsbeyr in Vestmark, Wohldon-Masiaas in Vyvland and (to a lesser extent) Stanhorst in Geadland.

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** Many nations have at least one town that was badly affected by industrial decline: Nikkeli in Nevanmaa, Kungsbeyr in Vestmark, Epping in Arkiasis (and much of both Easton and Welborne to a lesser extent), Wohldon-Masiaas in Vyvland and (to a lesser extent) Stanhorst in Geadland.


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** Arkiasis in the late 1840's and early 50's. A revolution in 1846 led to the establishment of a republic which lasted just 6 years when the second elected President ended up being a [[MoleInCharge loyal Monarchist]] and staged a coup d'état. And while the previous Monarchy was just inept, this guy ended up being downright tyrannical.


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* MoleInCharge: Robert Douglas, elected the second President of the Republic of Arkiasia in 1850, who really was loyal to the overthrown Monarchy and ended up staging a coup d'état 2 years later.


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** Taken UpToEleven with Arkiasis for the first half of the 20th century, going as far as to fund and arm any revolution with the word "Republic" in it. Long gone today, but many Arkiasians view the era with a NostalgiaFilter.


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** Arkiasis semi-averts this trope by often complaining about Canada and views his nation through JadeColoredGlasses. But has no problem using Canada's near universal positive international reputation for personal gain.
15th Mar '16 6:49:22 AM Knock29
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** Saexland (Seax) seems to believe that what is good for his ancestors is good for him, much to the chagrin of some users.

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** Saexland (Seax) seems to believe that what is good for his ancestors is good for him, much to the chagrin of some users. He is also a Newfoundland Separatist and aspires for Newfoundland to join the United States as the 51st state, saying the 1948 referendum on Confederation was rigged.
15th Mar '16 5:11:05 AM Knock29
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** North Daecon/Daecon is Australian, and subverts the trope by complaining about the weather in his Perth, the capital of his home state of Western Australia. One example is Perth having a 40 degree heatwave in the afternoon then having a rain storm 6 hours later, and having a heatwave that lasted 4 days with some parts of the state hitting [[HostileWeather 45 degrees centigrade, sometimes hitting 50 degrees up near Port Headland.]]
12th Mar '16 9:02:27 AM Knock29
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* ClarkKenting/PaperThinDisguise: Queen Elis of Katranjiev did both during the 2nd NMR 2378 presidential debate in Namor, posing as a journalist called 'Alice Krasimirov' from the Slevdovatel newspaper. The second trope kicks in when it is noted (OOCly) that Queen Elis didn't even try to hide her accent and made a air kiss to Kuo Zhang. Surprisingly and oddly, none of the foreign journalists, the candidates or even the moderator of the debate noticed she was there.

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* ClarkKenting/PaperThinDisguise: ClarkKenting: Queen Elis of Katranjiev did both during the 2nd NMR 2378 presidential debate in Namor, posing as a journalist called 'Alice Krasimirov' from the Slevdovatel newspaper. The second trope kicks in when it [[PaperThinDisguise real kicker]] is noted (OOCly) that Queen Elis didn't even try to hide her accent and made a air kiss to Kuo Zhang. Surprisingly and oddly, none of the foreign journalists, the candidates or even the moderator of the debate noticed she was there.
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