History Website / NationStates

17th Nov '16 1:57:00 AM SecretTroper123
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* BlandNameProduct: There are several different types of products like this in the game which may appear in some issues.
** One example is [=WhoTube=], an obvious parody of YouTube.



* CrapsackWorld: If you answer the issues involving the NPC nations



---> "After the kidnapping, rape, and murder of a young blond girl made national headlines in Ebak, the concerned parenting organization Mothers Against Youth Doing Stupid Stuff (MAYDSS) has raised concerns over the use of social networking sites by the nation's teens."

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---> "After the kidnapping, rape, and murder of a young blond girl made national headlines in Ebak, [[HelloInsertNameHere COUNTRY]], the concerned parenting organization Mothers Against Youth Doing Stupid Stuff (MAYDSS) has raised concerns over the use of social networking sites by the nation's teens."


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* NonPlayerCharacter: There are several NPC nations in the game who will appear in certain issues.
16th Nov '16 4:50:30 AM SecretTroper123
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* BadassArmy: Everybody wants one. This is even more true than it is of the GeneralRipper.

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* BadassArmy: Everybody wants one. This is even more true than it is of the GeneralRipper. {{Defied}} by extremely pacifist nations, though.



* JaywalkingWillRuinYourLife: In the description particular issue, an ex-convict was denied a job and faces and is facing a lifetime of poverty for jaywalking. [[{{VideoGameCrueltyPotential}} You can also choose the option which allows this to happen.]]

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* JaywalkingWillRuinYourLife: In the description particular issue, an ex-convict was denied a job and faces and is facing a lifetime of poverty for jaywalking. [[{{VideoGameCrueltyPotential}} You can also choose the option which allows this to happen.]]



* PeoplesRepublicOfTyranny
* PrivatelyOwnedSociety: With the graphs, you can see your nation's economic division between private and public companies.

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* PeoplesRepublicOfTyranny
PeoplesRepublicOfTyranny: A nation is capable of becoming this not just because of its name but also from giving your citizens high political freedoms while keeping personal and economic freedoms low, turning a nation into a literal example of this trope.
* PrivatelyOwnedSociety: With the graphs, you can see your nation's economic division between private and public companies.companies, which includes the possibility of this happening.
16th Nov '16 4:45:30 AM SecretTroper123
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* JaywalkingWillRuinYourLife: In the description particular issue, an ex-convict was denied a job and faces and is facing a lifetime of poverty for jaywalking. [[{{VideoGameCrueltyPotential}} You can also choose the option which allows this to happen.]]
4th Oct '16 12:47:57 PM DP87
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* Roleplat/AncientOnes

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* Roleplat/AncientOnesRoleplay/AncientOnes
4th Oct '16 12:46:55 PM DP87
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* Roleplat/AncientOnes
3rd Oct '16 6:37:18 PM DP87
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* GasMaskMooks: Sometimes played straight. [[http://www.nationstates.net/nation=petrokovia Petrokovia]] subverts it, as their citizens (and many people they RP with) see their military as good people (usually), and the masks are removable (usually worn during conflict only).



* Money Is Not Power: Played more than straight by [[http://www.nationstates.net/nation=petrokovia Petrokovia]] in the sense that money has no real use in the nation, as everyone is paid the same exact wage, the government owns all business, and more currency is not allowed to be printed, as it is strictly backed by Gold, Silver, and Platinum. This means that money moves in a very circular fashion, back and forth between the government and people, not gaining any debt, and not really serving any purpose. Also inverted by the same exact nation, in the sense that because their currency gains zero debt over the years, its global purchasing power increases over time. However, this also is meaningless, as they only trade goods for goods. Petrokovia has a lot of fun with this trope.



* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/OddCouple Odd Couple]]: Played in many different ways, either by multiple nations backing other nations who seem to be different, sometimes the opposite of them, or sometimes found within a nation, such as odd culture mixes. An example is [[http://www.nationstates.net/nation=petrokovia Petrokovia]], whose culture is based off of both the Soviet Union and Germany.

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* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/OddCouple Odd Couple]]: Played in many different ways, either by multiple nations backing other nations who seem to be different, sometimes the opposite of them, or sometimes found within a nation, such as odd culture mixes. An example is [[http://www.nationstates.net/nation=petrokovia Petrokovia]], whose culture is based off of both the Soviet Union and Germany.
29th Sep '16 9:55:14 AM MageMasterMoon
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** In one decision, the description starts out with "In a recent high profile trial in Glorious Arzitoikan City, notorious mobster Maxine ‘The Octopus’ Barryotti was accused of murder, racketeering, grand theft, and jaywalking."

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** In one decision, the description starts out with "In a recent high profile trial in Glorious Arzitoikan [nation] City, notorious mobster Maxine ‘The Octopus’ Barryotti was accused of murder, racketeering, grand theft, and jaywalking."
29th Sep '16 9:53:03 AM MageMasterMoon
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** In one decision, the description starts our with "In a recent high profile trial in Glorious Arzitoikan City, notorious mobster Maxine ‘The Octopus’ Barryotti was accused of murder, racketeering, grand theft, and jaywalking."

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** In one decision, the description starts our out with "In a recent high profile trial in Glorious Arzitoikan City, notorious mobster Maxine ‘The Octopus’ Barryotti was accused of murder, racketeering, grand theft, and jaywalking."
29th Sep '16 9:52:22 AM MageMasterMoon
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** In one decision, the description starts our with "In a recent high profile trial in Glorious Arzitoikan City, notorious mobster Maxine ‘The Octopus’ Barryotti was accused of murder, racketeering, grand theft, and jaywalking."
9th Jun '16 5:12:42 PM billybobfred
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* ItsUpToYou: Everything of importance that happens in your nation demands a personal response from you, the president/dictator/first citizen/god-emperor/whatever. Lampshaded in "A Prosthelytizer To Burn":
-->News media is abuzz this week as prominent atheist and anti-religious author Gary Montague has threatened to burn a copy of <state religion>'s most sacred text in order to desecrate it and offend its adherents worldwide. As usual, everyone and their mother are demanding that you do something about this.


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* ItsUpToYou: Everything of importance that happens in your nation demands a personal response from you, the president/dictator/first citizen/god-emperor/whatever. This is NecessaryWeasel, since responding to these things is the entire game, but it can still come off a bit silly, as lampshaded in "A Prosthelytizer To Burn":
-->News media is abuzz this week as prominent atheist and anti-religious author Gary Montague has threatened to burn a copy of <state religion>'s most sacred text in order to desecrate it and offend its adherents worldwide. As usual, everyone and their mother are demanding that you do something about this.
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