History Roleplay / Esquarium

8th Apr '18 3:52:50 PM nombretomado
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The community is open (there is no password) and employs modern tech and realism. It's now a closed world: members ''can'' interact with other nations outside of the region, but it would not be recognised as being canon (RP ideas/concepts like YouTube still get mentioned though). In practice though, it is rare for these to be done. Most nations tend to be democracies, but there are some prominent exceptions to this. Since late 2012, many role-players have come and gone but a few have been around for quite a while. Many nations have frequent interactions and intertwining history.

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The community is open (there is no password) and employs modern tech and realism. It's now a closed world: members ''can'' interact with other nations outside of the region, but it would not be recognised as being canon (RP ideas/concepts like YouTube Website/YouTube still get mentioned though). In practice though, it is rare for these to be done. Most nations tend to be democracies, but there are some prominent exceptions to this. Since late 2012, many role-players have come and gone but a few have been around for quite a while. Many nations have frequent interactions and intertwining history.
19th Mar '18 6:40:18 PM nombretomado
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* ObstructiveBureaucrat: Aininians seem to have a bureaucratic nature that makes even the Vogons from TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy look like the most lenient bureaucrats in the universe.

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* ObstructiveBureaucrat: Aininians seem to have a bureaucratic nature that makes even the Vogons from TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy ''Literature/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'' look like the most lenient bureaucrats in the universe.
3rd Mar '18 11:07:15 AM nombretomado
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* Luziyca: A large nation on the Western continent, opposite Namor, their arch-rivals. For most of its time in Esquarium, Luziyca has been an authoritarian and dystopian parody of the UnitedStates, albeit with Slavic influences and a large Swedish population. Lately, the authoritarian aspects of Luziyca are being slowly written out. Its language is a Latin/Swedish/Slavic-influenced ConLang.

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* Luziyca: A large nation on the Western continent, opposite Namor, their arch-rivals. For most of its time in Esquarium, Luziyca has been an authoritarian and dystopian parody of the UnitedStates, UsefulNotes/TheUnitedStates, albeit with Slavic influences and a large Swedish population. Lately, the authoritarian aspects of Luziyca are being slowly written out. Its language is a Latin/Swedish/Slavic-influenced ConLang.
26th Nov '17 5:45:42 PM nombretomado
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** FarEast: Tuthina is a mix between UsefulNotes/ImperialJapan and UsefulNotes/ImperialChina, plus a few more places.

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** FarEast: Tuthina is a mix between UsefulNotes/ImperialJapan and UsefulNotes/ImperialChina, ImperialChina, plus a few more places.
26th Nov '17 5:32:11 PM nombretomado
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** FarEast: Tuthina is a mix between ImperialJapan and ImperialChina, plus a few more places.

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** FarEast: Tuthina is a mix between ImperialJapan UsefulNotes/ImperialJapan and ImperialChina, UsefulNotes/ImperialChina, plus a few more places.



* KimonoIsTraditional: Most, if not all Tuthinans wear either kimono or its derivatives. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] as the Tuthinan culture is partially based on a modern version of early ImperialJapan, complete with the sentiment that wearing foreign clothes, along with not appreciating the traditional values, is socially inappropriate, if not a mark of potential traitors against TheEmpire.

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* KimonoIsTraditional: Most, if not all Tuthinans wear either kimono or its derivatives. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] as the Tuthinan culture is partially based on a modern version of early ImperialJapan, UsefulNotes/ImperialJapan, complete with the sentiment that wearing foreign clothes, along with not appreciating the traditional values, is socially inappropriate, if not a mark of potential traitors against TheEmpire.
29th Oct '17 9:08:09 AM britbong
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* Arkiasis: An English-speaking country on the end of the northwestern continent. A democracy with a centre-right government, and a member of NOSDO and the Esquarian Community.
* Atlantica: A cold, sparsely populated mountainous democracy that's a blend of Iceland and Norway, but also has quite a few other influences, especially Switzerland, the Netherlands, and France. Homogeneous and dominated by social democratic ideas and unions.
* Britanno: An English-speaking island nation. A democracy with a centre-right government that recently went through a [[{{Belgium}} Belgian]]-like political impasse, and a member of NOSDO and the Esquarian Community.

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* Arkiasis: Ankoren - A Turkish/Iranian military regime that wishes to unite Nautasia under its rule. Since 2017 known as the "Union of Islamic Nautasian Republics", or UINR
** Narmada -
An English-speaking Indian country on the end of the northwestern continent. A democracy with under a centre-right government, and a member of NOSDO and the Esquarian Community.
* Atlantica: A cold, sparsely populated mountainous democracy that's a blend of Iceland and Norway, but also has quite a few other influences, especially Switzerland, the Netherlands, and France. Homogeneous and dominated by social democratic ideas and unions.
* Britanno: An English-speaking island nation. A democracy with a centre-right government that recently went through a [[{{Belgium}} Belgian]]-like political impasse, and a member of NOSDO and the Esquarian Community.
syndicalist government.



* Koyro: A UsefulNotes/NorthKorea -style dictatorship led by Ohanka Jon Bak-su. Probably the most totalitarian nation in the region. A member of the Triumvirate.



* Masseau: A large latin nation with a mostly romance-speaking population. Has a centre-left government. Has a relatively small population, and has somewhat large influence on its neighbors. Considered a Middle Power, and co-founded the Southeast Oriental Entente.



* Vjaarland: A medium-sized Nordic nation which once possessed a sizable empire in Western Esquarium. Governed as a democratic constitutional monarchy with staunch social and fiscal conservative policies. Notable for its arch-rivalry with the Triumvirate alliance. A NOSDO member.
** Kinzeria: A small Vjaarlandic ex-colony in Nautasia. Generally acts as a Vjaarlandic PuppetState, much to the chagrin of its other ex-colonizer, Katranjiev, who is trying to gain more influence.



* West Cedarbrook: A large English-speaking and predominantly Jewish nation, located in the far southeast corner.
* Teutonia: A Nazi dictatorship, essentially a direct copy of UsefulNotes/NaziGermany, and very totalitarian and militaristic in nature. It is a member of the Iron Pact alliance alongside Unolia and Koyro. Left on January 12th due to being tired with the toxic environment. Later came back on March 10th.

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* West Cedarbrook: Xiaodong: A large English-speaking and predominantly Jewish nation, located in the far southeast corner.
* Teutonia: A Nazi dictatorship, essentially a direct copy of UsefulNotes/NaziGermany, and very totalitarian and militaristic in nature. It is a member of the Iron Pact alliance alongside Unolia and Koyro. Left on January 12th due to being tired
Mandarin-speaking country run by revanchist ultra-nationalists with the toxic environment. Later came back on March 10th.
an abundance of jingoistic rhetoric. Hated by most of its neighbours.
** Jabar: A Middle Eastern left-wing republic.


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* Arkiasis: An English-speaking country on the end of the northwestern continent. A democracy with a centre-right government, and a member of NOSDO and the Esquarian Community.
* Atlantica: A cold, sparsely populated mountainous democracy that's a blend of Iceland and Norway, but also has quite a few other influences, especially Switzerland, the Netherlands, and France. Homogeneous and dominated by social democratic ideas and unions.
* Britanno: An English-speaking island nation. A democracy with a centre-right government that recently went through a [[{{Belgium}} Belgian]]-like political impasse, and a member of NOSDO and the Esquarian Community.


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* Koyro: A UsefulNotes/NorthKorea -style dictatorship led by Ohanka Jon Bak-su. Probably the most totalitarian nation in the region. A member of the Triumvirate.
* Masseau: A large latin nation with a mostly romance-speaking population. Has a centre-left government. Has a relatively small population, and has somewhat large influence on its neighbors. Considered a Middle Power, and co-founded the Southeast Oriental Entente.


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* Vjaarland: A medium-sized Nordic nation which once possessed a sizable empire in Western Esquarium. Governed as a democratic constitutional monarchy with staunch social and fiscal conservative policies. Notable for its arch-rivalry with the Triumvirate alliance. A NOSDO member.
** Kinzeria: A small Vjaarlandic ex-colony in Nautasia. Generally acts as a Vjaarlandic PuppetState, much to the chagrin of its other ex-colonizer, Katranjiev, who is trying to gain more influence.


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* West Cedarbrook: A large English-speaking and predominantly Jewish nation, located in the far southeast corner.
* Teutonia: A Nazi dictatorship, essentially a direct copy of UsefulNotes/NaziGermany, and very totalitarian and militaristic in nature. It is a member of the Iron Pact alliance alongside Unolia and Koyro. Left on January 12th due to being tired with the toxic environment. Later came back on March 10th.
17th Oct '17 2:31:18 PM Luziyca
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* Oelia: Also called Franc. A medium sized capitalist democracy in Conitia. Francophone and proud.



* Francilie: Also called Franc. A medium sized capitalist democracy in Conitia. Francophone and proud. Left on May 22nd, 2017.

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* Francilie: Also called Franc. A medium sized capitalist democracy in Conitia. Francophone and proud. Left on May 22nd, 2017.2017 but returned as Oelia.



** Francilie is loyal to France, where he was born and currently where he resides. However, being in a family with Flemish/Dutch roots, he also quite likes the Benelux.

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** Francilie Francilie/Oelia is loyal to France, where he was born and currently where he resides. However, being in a family with Flemish/Dutch roots, he also quite likes the Benelux.



** Scotia may be described as this, as he thinks that everyone likes him, when it is not exactly true.



** Columbion has had three total Esquarium residencies, the third and current one has going for over a year and has settled down permanently.

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** Columbion has had three total Esquarium residencies, the third and current one has going for over a year and has settled down permanently.permanently before ceasing to exist.
24th Aug '17 10:11:24 AM ChristianRaj
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* Mingwok: An absolute diarchy on the north, influenced by Japan, Tuthina and Vajrayana Buddhism. A fairly sized island in the northern Lahudican archipelago, the Min are one of the few monarchies who are socially liberal, the only difference is that theirs was a natural development.
** Taigan: A quasi-japan, Taigan is a monarchy whose social order is partially modeled after Tuthina and Mingwok, but unlike the two has embraced modernism and is very open to the world. Formerly controlled by Gigaverse until it was handed over to UCV (Mingwok).

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* Mingwok: An absolute diarchy on the north, influenced by Japan, Tuthina and Vajrayana Buddhism. Min: A fairly sized island in the northern Lahudican archipelago, the Min are one of the few monarchies who are socially liberal, the only difference is that theirs was a natural development.
** Taigan: A quasi-japan, Taigan is a
well-off, democratic matriarchal monarchy whose social order is partially modeled after Tuthina and Mingwok, but unlike the two in southern Borea, mostly Austronesian which has embraced modernism and is very open been politically treading too dangerously to the world. Formerly controlled by Gigaverse until it was handed over far-left territory. Currently addicted to UCV (Mingwok).sustainable development. Has a deep-seated beef with Xiaodong.



* Qianrong: An East Asian archipelago to the south of Luziyca and Namor; presently divided between a democratic government hampered by the capriciousness and xenophobia of the populace in the north, and an outright psychotic not!communist government in the south. Recovering from a revolution and a civil war, just to top it all off.

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* Qianrong: Senria: An East Asian archipelago to in Southern Lahudica; literally based off of Japan, but under a republican government. Corporation-dominated, it is also one of the south of Luziyca and Namor; presently divided between few countries with a somewhat democratic government hampered by the capriciousness and xenophobia in its immediate radius. Longtime enemy of the populace in the north, and an outright psychotic not!communist government in the south. Recovering from a revolution and a civil war, just to top it all off.Xiaodong.



* Mingwok: An absolute diarchy on the north, influenced by Japan, Tuthina and Vajrayana Buddhism. A fairly sized island in the northern Lahudican archipelago, the Min are one of the few monarchies who are socially liberal, the only difference is that theirs was a natural development. Fell from inactivity during Mk. 5, since been revived as Min.
** Taigan: A quasi-japan, Taigan is a monarchy whose social order is partially modeled after Tuthina and Mingwok, but unlike the two has embraced modernism and is very open to the world. Formerly controlled by Gigaverse until it was handed over to UCV (Mingwok).



** The Min of Mingwok has a pretty dark and distorted sense of justice, with punishments that usually contains [[spoiler:Continuous physical, emotional and psychological torture]] in it. In fact, it's pretty much twisted that they'd even go up to the point of [[spoiler:burning people alive]].

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** The Min of Mingwok has a pretty dark and distorted sense of justice, with punishments that usually contains [[spoiler:Continuous physical, emotional and psychological torture]] in it. In fact, it's pretty much twisted that they'd even go up to the point of [[spoiler:burning people alive]].



* FantasyCounterpartCulture: a significant number of Esquarian nations are arguably this, including Namor to China, Koyro to North Korea, Britanno to the UK, New Audholm to New Zealand, Luziyca to the USA (allegedly), etc.

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* FantasyCounterpartCulture: a significant number of Esquarian nations are arguably this, including Namor to China, Koyro to North Korea, Britanno to the UK, New Audholm to New Zealand, Luziyca to the USA (allegedly), etc.



*** Taigan, Mingwok and Karanawa can be regarded in a similar light.

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*** Taigan, Mingwok Min, while officially based off of Bali and Karanawa can be regarded in a similar light.the like, takes very much from East Asia, especially with the Esoteric Buddhism.



* GenderIsNoObject: Mingwok is basically this, due to their rejection of social hierarchy (other than the usual nobility-commoner divide) and their religions. Since Mingwok's society does not recognize any it is common to see transgenders, gays and similar people in most places in the Empire, especially in the big cities.



** UCV/Mingwok, being a Filipino, has this sense of national pride (albeit not as misplaced). He is sometimes being ironic with the idea.

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** UCV/Mingwok, Min, being a Filipino, has had this sense of national pride (albeit not as misplaced). He is sometimes being ironic with the idea. Stopped doing this since returning.



** UCV/Mingwok to some extent, he's deist.
9th Aug '17 6:44:15 PM Gibberan
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As of the twenty-seventh of March, in the two thousand seventeenth year of our Lord, Esquarium has 125 nations, the 101st most on [=NationStates=], which is a substantial decrease compared to Esquarium's peak at the end of "Mk 3" and the earlier "Mk 4" period, when it had over 200 countries.

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On August 8th, 2017, members of the discord carried out yet another "map purge," eliminating a plethora of inactive nations. Independently of this effort, the same day Vjaarland announced he would be withdrawing from the region due to RL concerns (though he would remain active on the discord). This caused several immediate changes, the departure of Fjalland in favor of a newer nation. The following day, Ziegenhain left the Discord, saying he was done with Esquarium, in a move that caused an extensive restructuring of Nordanian canon.

As of the twenty-seventh ninth of March, August, in the two thousand seventeenth year of our Lord, Esquarium has 125 116 nations, the 101st 102nd most on [=NationStates=], which is a substantial decrease compared to Esquarium's peak at the end of "Mk 3" and the earlier "Mk 4" period, when it had over 200 countries.
23rd May '17 9:03:45 AM Luziyca
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* Francilie: Also called Franc. A medium sized capitalist democracy in Conitia. Francophone and proud.



** Arnborg: A Swedish-speaking Apartheid state.



** Shibdan: An island south to the west of Phazayazk.


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* Francilie: Also called Franc. A medium sized capitalist democracy in Conitia. Francophone and proud. Left on May 22nd, 2017.
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