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EvilMike
Jul 8, 2006, 08:58 PM
I'm creating this thread as a spinoff to the <a href="http://www.jazz2online.com/jcf/showthread.php?t=15557">other nationstates thread</a>, because most of us have agreed we need a better medium for roleplay posting, seeing as the built in message board system on the Carrotus region page is pretty lackluster. The original thread will remain as a place for out of character dicussion of the game, forum members who want to ask questions about the game, and so on. This thread is meant to be for "in-character" discussion, where we post as the leaders of our countries or whatever. I suppose other people can post here too if they can contribute in a good way. If you have any questions about what nationstates is, I refer you to the other thread.

If people decide to go along with this thread, I suggest one thing for everyone to follow: please sign your posts, or otherwise provide a means for us to see which nation in the region you represent, along with anything else you feel is nessicary. It's sometimes hard to remember who is who.

For refereference:
<a href="http://www.nationstates.net/region=Carrotus">Carrotus Region</a>
<a href="http://www.alister.eu/mibbland/regmap8p.png">Provinces of Carrotus</a>
<a href="http://www.alister.eu/mibbland/regmap8n.png">Political Map</a>
<a href="http://www.alister.eu/mibbland/regmap8b.png">Big Map</a>

I'll probably start off by posting as my nation in a little while.

UPDATE: Thread title changed because trafton had issues with being associated with anything that had the word "roleplay" in it.

Ae
Jul 8, 2006, 10:45 PM
People of Carrotus,

We hereby decalre peace with everybody, and invite you all over for sport and feasting. You may join us on our Canoeslopes, to ride and race our national animals down the wintery reachable sections of the Impassable Mountains at speeds barely exeeding our highway limit. Join us in the evening, at our national picnic grounds for rice, cereal, all the water you can drink, and beefburgers galore. Of course, if you commit an act with violence in our country, we will kick you out.
-The People of Placespot.

Strato
Jul 8, 2006, 11:16 PM
I request a sticky. Though I doubt we'll get it.

EvilMike
Jul 8, 2006, 11:52 PM
The Republic of Kyle wishes to make the following propostal to the Reuplics of Bullyscriptia and Dead Kleenex, and the Colony of Kthul.

While the complexities of our beliefs differ, our core agendas remain the same. We would like to propose, therefore, that our countries unite in a pursuit for greater economic strength for us all.

The Republic of Kyle lacks the economic strength of countries such as Bullyscriptia, as the Directives of Kyle insist that our lives must be devoted to his Intentions. Because of this, we feel that it would be of benefet of us to form an economic treaty, allowing us greater access to resources. In exchange, the Armed Forces of Kyle will lend any assistance to you which you ask of them.

-Grand Emissary of Kyle



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Blackraptor
Jul 9, 2006, 01:23 AM
The Holy Republic of The Most Glorious Kyle,

The representatives of The Colony of Kthul have come to inform you that The Colony of Kthul accepts your proposal. We feel it is important to establish strong relations with neighbouring nations following similar regimes and having similar goals, thus we are willing to share our resources and military with your nation in hopes of bringing together the powerful empires of the north.

May your rule be lengthy and glorious,
The Colony of Kthul

Stijn
Jul 9, 2006, 01:49 AM
I stuck this for the moment, but might unstick it later if it turns out not to be popular at all.

Or move it to the War Tavern.

That said, the thread title contains a typo.

EvilMike
Jul 9, 2006, 02:15 AM
I stuck this for the moment, but might unstick it later if it turns out not to be popular at all.

Or move it to the War Tavern.

That said, the thread title contains a typo.
I edited it, but in order to fix it for the main forum display it will need the power of nice Mr. Admin.

Alister
Jul 9, 2006, 02:28 AM
To all democratic nations that value civil rights,

Alistopia believes we would benefit from a set of international bodies in order to share our culture, promote our common values, achieve our common goals, encourage economic growth, and promote lasting peace.

We thus propose that the following organisations be established:

<b>The Carrotus Cultural Community</b>
<ul><li>Will provide a showcase for our assorted cultural output (e.g. books, television programmes), encouraging cultural exchange</li><li>Will organise an annual "Carrotus City of Culture", to display the cultural achievements of each of our nations</li><li>Will organise international cultural outings for schools</li></ul>
<b>The Carrotus Border Union</b>
<ul><li>Will introduce the free movement of people between our nations</li><li>Will establish common protection of the Union's external borders, unless the CDA or national armed forces are involved</li></ul>
<b>The Carrotus Economic Union</b>
<ul><li>Will establish the free movement of goods between members</li><li>Will establish the free movement of capital between members</li><li>Will establish the free movement of workers between members</li><li>Will manage the Union's external economic relations</li></ul>
<b>The Carrotus Defence Authority</b>
<ul><li>A mutual defence pact</li><li>Units of national armed forces will be designated as part of the CDA</li><li>Will have a permanent high command, to assume control of those national units only in times of crisis</li></ul>

We also propose a treaty establishing the fundamental rights of all people, which goes beyond the scope of relevant UN resolutions.

Kindest regards,
Mark Hauvale, Foreign Minister of the Protectorate of Alistopia

White Rabbit
Jul 9, 2006, 03:20 AM
The Free Land of Party Mode has a fifth organisation to add: The trans-Carrotus Railway.

- Will be a principal way of enabling virtually all the other organisations to work.
- Will be an auxiliary organisation for the other four, as well as an independent organisation for commercial purposes.
- Steel wheels on steel rail provide some of the most energy efficient and reliable methods of transportation known - excellent for mass transport.
- Passenger trains are an easy and fast way of transporting trainloads of people between and within countries. Though not as fast as planes, or as un-limited as cars, trains provide cheap transport to every member of society.
- Trains are untouchable by planes and cars when it comes to mass transport of heavy freight (including but not limited to coal, uranium ore, wood, and factory goods), which are in abundance in the powerful, industrial nations of Carrotus. Their only rivals are ships and barges, which themselves are unable to play out their roles without sizeable stretches of water, a rarity on mainland Carrotus.
- All this hauling power can easily be converted to incredibly efficient troop transportation. Nations in the past have won wars by controlling the railways.
- A preliminary map of this proposed railway network is included, although state or private-owned tracks are not shown, and rail going through unclaimed territory is dotted (the map has also been modified to include rail leading out of the region and not through any of Surburbia's national parks):
http://img256.imageshack.us/img256/2775/carrotusrailways8ub.png

Specifications of the railways:
- ALL tracks on the railway will be of 'standard gauge' width: 1435 mm (4 ft 8½ in).
- ALL tracks on the railway will have a loading gauge of 4597 mm (15 ft 1 in) in height and 3251 mm (10 ft 8 in) in width.
- The length of freight cars and wagons must be varied according to the cargo they will be carrying and the curvature of the lines they will be travelling on.
- Passenger wagons will have loading gauges of 3200mm (10 ft 6 in) in width and 5029 mm (16 ft 6 in) in height (this is much higher than needed, but it will enable the usage of unusual wagons such as luxury dome cars and bi-level cars). The maximum length of a passenger wagon will be no longer than 25 908 mm (85 ft 0 in).
- Structure gauges such as those for bridges, tunnels and overheard wires must be sufficient enough to accommodate all trains with these loading gauges.

Rights and duties of nations on the railways:
- A nation, under the rules of the CCU, CBU, CEU, and CDA, cannot refuse entrance/departure of a train into/out of its borders unless it believes, within reasonable limits, that the train has breached, or is there to breach, any of the rules of the previously mentioned four organisations, or a UN resolution if that nation is a member of the UN.
- A nation, under the rules of the CCU, CBU, CEU, CDA and UN (if applicable) has the duty to stop a train entering/departing its borders if it believes the train (which includes the passengers, crew, cargo and the train itself) has broken any rules or resolutions of the previously mentioned 5 organisations.
- To settle arguments on suspicion and discrimination, any nation will be given the right to inspect the passengers and cargo enter/leaving the country, without causing either harm/distress to the passengers/train crew, damage to the cargo, or confiscation of any property in the train, unless the cargo and/or passengers have specifically broken a law of the CCU, CBU, CEU, CDA, UN, or the nation
- No restrictions will be made on trains carrying special cargo, that need special wagons outside the standard gauges and lengths, although they will very likely be incompatible with standard structure gauges and line curvatures. If a non-standard gauged train needs to enter another nation, that nation must be notified at least 7 days before the train's departure. A nation has the right to refuse a train that is outside the standard gauges from entering its borders if it believes, within reasonable limits, that the train will derail, obstruct the lines, or if it has not permitted its entrance beforehand.

Alister
Jul 9, 2006, 03:50 AM
Alistopia welcomes Party Mode's proposal. The plan to converge five lines in our country's east is particularly welcomed. This should provide a much-needed economic boost to the area.

Our government is currently planning a massive overhaul of our railway network, and we would be happy to take plans for the Trans-Carrotus Railway into consideration.

Our foreign ministry suggests, however, that it may be inadvisable to build the Gg no re-Bullyscriptia-Kthul line while there is no recognised government in much of the area.

Kindest regards,
Toby Lerway, Transport Minister of the Protectorate of Alistopia

EvilMike
Jul 9, 2006, 03:54 AM
The Republic of Kyle does not approve of this proposal, in the form it currently exists in. The map you have illustrated shows all rail access to the Great Republic being through the Dirty Land of gg no re. This is simply unacceptable.

Nevertheless, we understand the practicality of having such a railway network use the islands in the northwest to connect Kyleland with the rest of the network. We propose, therefore, several alternative plans, each of which our government finds acceptable.

(A) Immediate handover of the northwestern island chain to the Republic of Kyle, if such a railway is to be built.

(B) A taxation of 50% of the trade value on all goods entering and exiting The Theocracy of Gg no re.

(C) Absolute control over what gets shipped over the northern span of the railway network (that being any territory north of the trader's guild, slayonia and party mode). The control of the railroads would be the domain of the Northern Railroad Commission, a body seperate of the one that presides over the rest of the network. The Commission would have representatives from all northern countries, with each country having roughly equal representation, and the Kylean representative being the chairman.

(D) Unrestricted shipping of military assets and weapons through the railway network.

Any one of these provisions would be acceptable to the Republic.
-Grand Emissary of Kyle



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Stijn
Jul 9, 2006, 04:42 AM
As spokesman of the Most Supreme Government of Gg no re, I have to object to the Grand Emissary of Kyle's qualification of our nation as "Dirty lands". In the view of the recent tensions between Gg no re and the Republic of Kyle we would suggest the Government of the Republic of Kyle to cease using provocating statements like the former, also because our nation in no way qualifies as "Dirty Lands" because it has one of the richest lakes in the whole region surrounded by beautiful rainforest, widely regarded as one of the most valuable sources of animal life.

That said, we feel sympathy towards several of the Grand Emissary's points. That does not mean we agree with them (we do not), but we do feel sympathy. A lot.

-Spokesman

White Rabbit
Jul 9, 2006, 05:32 AM
We would like to point out that A and B can only happen with the full permission of the Theocracy of Gg no re, with B being slightly vague. Are we right to understand that when the 50% tax is applied to imported goods, the money is paid by the importing nation to Gg no re and that when applied to exported goods, the money is paid by Gg no re and given to the receiving nation? Also, just where do the Most Glorious Kyle's road links come from?

Option C will reqlinquish too much control of the railways, which we are not fond of. This will also undermine the other four organisations which no doubt will need the railways to carry out their roles. If the Northern Railroad Commission does not wish this to happen, they must limit their 'absolute control', and not manage the railways so as to conflict with the rules set out under the four organisations.

Option D cannot work without the unanimous agreement of all nations involved. It also cannot work if the aforementioned 'military assets and weapons' are delivered through the territory of a UN nation that has declared a state of neutrality in a time of war, due to the 'Rights of Neutral States (http://forums.jolt.co.uk/showpost.php?p=10364558&postcount=135)' resolution, unless those states wish to break neutrality.

n00b
Jul 9, 2006, 07:02 AM
Our people are not too fond of this railroad plan, as the railroad cuts straight through the land we have set aside as a National Park.

We request that you change this immediently and have the route go through northern Surburbia where we have nothing set aside, and it will be closer to the people who will actually use a train.

I would also like to point out that if you do build the railroad in it's location your initial plan shows, we will have to extract the punishment of screwing up a National Park on the builders and planners of said railroad.

~Surburbia's Official Tree Hugger

Alister
Jul 9, 2006, 09:51 AM
Who will be responisble for building and maintaining these railway lines?

If it's to be handled by a joint authority using joint funds, I must object to Party Mode having two lines leading into almost the same part of SlaYoania.

If each nation will be handling their own respective parts, we would ask that the connection between the eastern Alistopia junction and our capital city be a part of our national railway overhaul strategy, and not part of the Trans-Carrotus Railway. We would withdraw this request if it is seen not to be in the interests of the goals of the CCC, CBU, CEU, CDA, or TCR.

As for managing rail traffic, will this be handled entirely by a TCR body, or by national bodies working in conjunction with each other via a TCR body?

Kindest regards,
Toby Lerway, Transport Minister of the Protectorate of Alistopia

FreeLance
Jul 9, 2006, 11:02 AM
I bring uneasy news.
In light of the trade agreement involving most importantly the trade of fish and sea market product between Marcunium and the Traders Guild, Civil Unrest has escalated to boiling in the nation's coastal regions. Long have cultural differences and political agenda conflicted in Marcunium and now I fear it is beyond my power and the power of my League of Smooth Talkers to quiet these indigenous peoples. Too unhappy are they now with the Protection Talk Agreements of 1883, and with good reason.
There is talk of secession in the province designated to them by the Protection Talk Agreements of 1901, Seaneca (R2), and if such secession were to be considered seriously there is constitutionally nothing that I nor the Indigenous Peoples Advocation Society could do to stop such a thing from happening. Sadly, I fear that their grip on the fishing industry - Marcunium's highest export (followed by Badger Cheese) - renders us at their demand, and their ethical and moral upperhand is gained in the public eye because, well, this was their land to begin with.
In light of the loss this would incur economically (can we afford such a loss?), my Expansion Board and I have decided it would be in our best interest to expand into the province F8 immediately.

On to more external affairs. My Cabinet of Transportation Advisors and I support the railway completely, and I (or my Ceremonial Hullabaloo League) look forward to cutting the ribbon at the first crossing into Marcunium lands.
The ties forming between what some see as unsavoury nations is not alarming to me and my Board of War-hawks tell me that there is little to fear from these groups. I say 'some see as unsavoury' - I see them simply as misunderstood.
It is my wish that all of Carrotus someday be united not in politic nor in creed nor ethical code, but in the most simple and human of ways: overlooking our differences to form a better tomorrow for Carrotus, working together despite our so obvious cultural and political differences.

Until further information is available-
President of Marcunium,
Marcus Junius Lucretius

Strato
Jul 9, 2006, 11:06 AM
I also must object to this railway design. I think we need to hold off creating one until all provinces are claimed, as there are at least 4 countries who have yet to claim their territory.

-Representative Chairman Robert Hall of The Traders Guild

Alister
Jul 9, 2006, 04:45 PM
Today's Alistopian <i>Daily Times</i> front page:

<b>Alistopia Strongest Economy in Carrotus</b>
The latest economic indicators show that per capita GDP has reached a high of <strike>M</strike>22,811.31 ($32,200.45).
This is the highest in the region, ahead of The Traders Guild, whose per capita GDP stands at <strike>M</strike>20,934. Alistopia's economy has been described as a "Powerhouse".
Slightly below Traders Guild are three nations the UN has designated as "Corporate Police States". A spokesman for the Finance Ministry said "This just goes to show that you don't need to be a police state to have a powerful economy."
<font size="-2">Economic prosperity has allowed the government to set the income tax rate at an all-time low of 5%. Unemployment is also at an all-time low of 2.56%. Alistopia's trade surplus continues to grow. Cont. P3></font>

Also on the front page: Marcunium Annexaton Continues, Alistopia's Civil Rights "Benchmark for the World", TCR Debate in Full P8>

FreeLance
Jul 9, 2006, 07:53 PM
At 21:00 on Sunday, July 9th, it has been confirmed that two young men from the Anhonto tribe in the Marcunium province of Seaneca fired on and severely wounded a police officer while the officer was preforming a routine part of the Lock Down for Safety programme in a small fishing village on the northern coast of the province.
Reports suggest that the two men were coming in from sea later than legally stipulated and were startled by Officer Quintus Antonius, 36.
The incident came after a day of tense political dialogue between the tribal council and Marcunium's Department of Pacification.
One of the young men, identified as Pete Crestwall, has released the following statement:
"We was just trying to get in more for the day so we wouldn't have to work on Hulanna. These big guys up in the capital have cut the price of fish way down, eh? We can't afford our holidays anymore. The copper came up and was messing around with our [boat]. Then he got nasty with us, called us names, like [Aboriginal Person]-"
Hulanna is the traditional Day of Walking for many of the Seaneca tribal groups, and it is especially dear to Anhonto tribesmen.
The other, as yet unidentified, man could not be reached for comment. There is no word on who did the shooting, but both men are currently being held for questioning and are facing charges.

The Board of Human Studies suggest that there will be more violent outbreaks tonight and the War-hawks have issued a call to the National Guard.


-Proctor Delocle, Press Control Representative

EvilMike
Jul 10, 2006, 12:05 AM
The front page (and only page) of Today's <i>The Word of Kyle</i>:

<b>The Lie of Economics</b>
Recently the government of Alistopia has demonstrated their pride over the so-called economic superiority of their nation. Their claim is a blatant lie, a product of simple manipulation of numbers. "GDP" as they call it is simply an arbitrary term, with no basis in reality. Do not trust the lies of the fools that do not follow the Wisdom of Kyle.

True prosperity is with Kyle.


<b>Uranium Refineries Running at Full Capacity</b>
With the recent initiative to aggressively mine the rich uranium deposits which were recently discovered underneath the previously useless Cold Forest, production of weapons-grade uranium is at an all-time high. It is expected that our first nuclear weapon will be completed within the week, with more to follow. Testing is expected to begin sometime this month.


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KRSplat
Jul 10, 2006, 10:46 AM
Recent UN studies show that The Colony of KRSplatliness has the most youth-related crime of any nation in Carrotus. "UN observers counted the number of times their car stereo was stolen from outside fast food stores to determine which nations have relatively high levels of youth-related crime," says a UN representative who asked not to have their identity revealed in press because he didn't want "any of those little [explicitive] to rob my [explicitive]."

Daedalus Tatiana Sipho posted the following on his web blog:
"The Colony of KRSplatliness is proud to be the only nation in Carrotus categorized as an anarchy. Since our nation's founding, we've all worked hard to provide a safe haven for anarchists throughout the region. With this UN report, we can consider ourselves to have achieved this goal. Now, we, the citizens of KRSplatliness, must ask ourselves - what's next? We can never allow our nation to crumble. KRSplatliness is by five times the most populated nation in Carrotus. Currently, we have the 10th best GDP per capita in Carrotus. We must keep improving these numbers by working even harder every day. Right now, our economy is strong, but if it ever were to fail, individuals and groups may be tempted to consider changing our political views to something horrifically organized, such as Capitalism or Communism. Our civil rights are considered excellent, and our political freedoms are a benchmark for the world. KRSplatliness must keep up this standard of anarchism if we want to continue to thrive."

Sipho's blog is currently the most popular website in KRSplatliness, getting over 350 million hits every day from inside KRSplatliness. It can be reached at www.daedalusts.kr.

n0
Jul 10, 2006, 02:10 PM
<strike>I am the self-proclaimed leader of the Dominion of Unexplored Area, and an army of invading beavers just made tracks through my wilderness and threatens to destroy Carrotus! I suggest that we either password protect our region, destroy the army of invading beavers, or both!

`Nun-ka the Civilized Barbarian</strike>

Ignore what the late Nun-ka said, it would apear that the beavers know about the map, and are thus assumed to be trustworthy, as far as anyone is.

`Haka-muta the Great

Tik
Jul 10, 2006, 02:32 PM
Greetings, allies. The National Cartographers Assocation of TikTik hereby requests that, if possible, a larger map of Carrotus be provided so that the leaders of each country could provide a more detailed outline of things such as major cities and landmarks thereby allowing for a better railway plan.

<33333,
The Representatives of TikTik

Stijn
Jul 10, 2006, 02:46 PM
we agree with tiktik

-Spokesman

White Rabbit
Jul 10, 2006, 02:56 PM
We agree with the anonymous spokesman.

~We.

FreeLance
Jul 10, 2006, 04:45 PM
That would be a good idea.
My Cabinet of Cabinets and I have put considerable research into the social, cultural, and ethnic divisions within Marcunium.

n00b
Jul 10, 2006, 05:04 PM
We at Surburbia think the idea is an amazing one, and we now have a new Cartography division already drawing up rough sketches of our nation.

Alister
Jul 10, 2006, 05:38 PM
The Cartography Institute of Pitmar has maps of much of Carrotus. A map of Carrotus at the largest scale available, and without any burdensome symbols, <a href="http://www.alister.eu/mibbland/regmap8b.png">can be obtained</a> from the Institute.

Kindest regards,
Mark Hauvale, Foreign Minister of the Protectorate of Alistopia

EvilMike
Jul 11, 2006, 09:45 PM
The following bulletin is brought to you courtesy of Information Protector GH.9.1

<b>Nuclear Weapons Test a Moderate Success</b>

Todays testing of the first prototype of the mark 1 wrath-class warhead has been described as a "moderate succcess" by government officials. The warhead was detonated this morning over the Sea of Kyle, the explosion visible from costal communities along the northern mainland of Carrotus. The warhead, which generated an explosion estimated at a force of 60 kilotons, was 25% smaller than expected. Engineers who later examined the warhead's specifications concluded that the flaw was in the uranium refining process. The man responsible for this flaw has since been destroyed.

Nuclear testing is expected to continue throughout the near future, with a focus on finding an effective destructive capacity that would cripple our enemies if they dare threaten the Soverignity of the Republic.


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Strato
Jul 12, 2006, 09:46 AM
To The Republic of Kyle :

Firstly, we humbly submit ourselves to you and congratulate you on sucsessfully developed nuclear fission weapory. However, as you know, Uranium is a rare and hard to come by material. The Traders Guild's number one industry is Uranium mining, and we would be honored for you to capitalize on our rich deposits. Perhaps a trading pact is in both of our interests?

-Represntative Chairman Robert Hall of The Traders Guild

White Rabbit
Jul 12, 2006, 10:39 AM
http://www.jazz2online.com/J2Ov2/media/submenu/icon_carrot.gif---The Daily Carrot---http://img271.imageshack.us/img271/1148/iconcarrot4pb.gif



http://www.jazz2online.com/J2Ov2/media/submenu/icon_silvercoin.gifColony sets out under the 13 coins and 13 stripes to exploit gigantic, new gold deposit
Party Mode is well known for its currency, the silver coin, but it was not our first choice. No, gold is what we all wanted, but there hasn’t been gold mining in the land for five hundred years, not since the discovery of vast silver deposits that rendered the extracting of gold too economically inefficient.

Technology has now started to play a larger role than ever, however, and the recent Party Mode geology survey detected significant quantities of gold deep within the Uninhabitable Mountains that separate us from the Commonwealth of Placespot. Alan Turock, chief executive of the Party Mode Geological Institute, says: 'The sheer tonnage of gold available will compensate lavishly for the cost of mining it, as long as it is done on a very large scale, so that a permanent mining town, or indeed mining colony, must be established…'

Our go-go government has rapidly snatched up the words 'compensate lavishly', and a press conference was launched this morning. A snip from a speech by the president of the country: 'We hereby present to Carrotus the Colony of Gold Rush Mountains (http://www.nationstates.net/gold_rush_mountains)...It is named in memory of a snowy winter land of the same name, somewhere in Holidaius...' When asked how this so-called colony was supposed to be run, he replied 'A representative government has been established to deal with the colony’s unique requirements, although the colony will be firmly in Party Mode’s control and we have decided it will have no say in regional matters.'

It was later revealed to this newspaper that since there is no law up in those mountains, compulsory military service is enforced, goats are being bred for their cheese for greater self-reliance, and the savage 3hk (rather common in Party Mode) has been introduced to guard the borders, if there even are any.

We have also been told that the Free Land of Party Mode is willing to answer relevant questions concerning its colony, provided that it does not touch on subjects such as defence, mining techniques, how the heck people are able to survive in the uninhabitable mountains, or why the heck the colony isn’t located in the unexplored areas so that miners have to commute from the unexplored areas, through the Dopefish rainforests of Marcunium, across Party Mode, work in the mines, and then commute all the way back again.


http://www.jazz2online.com/J2Ov2/media/submenu/icon_silvercoin.gifTrans-Carrotus Railway - tied to the rails?
The Daily Carrot's TCR popularity poll has shown that while the railway itself remains widely supported, the majority of Party Mode's citizens are unhappy about the way the government is dealing with its responsibility.

An unhappy correspondent writes: 'Me and my wife thinks this railway business is a grand idea. We've always been grand supporters of it, but so far, no further progress has been made on the plans and it's just a whole lot of silver coins going nowhere. Where's the rails? Where's the trains? Get your butts off your plushy seats and start doing your job properly before some other country comes and takes away our role as railway planners'.

Indeed, the government has been forced to admit that they have been ricocheting off other directions without giving attention to the final draft of the TCR (details are not given, but the GRM colony is a prime example). A flushed railway administrator says that the plans will be ready 'any day now' while his flustered companion simply nodded.


http://www.jazz2online.com/J2Ov2/media/submenu/icon_silvercoin.gifMore in today's Daily Carrot:
--Nuclear detonation off the coast of The Most Glorious Kyle--Country's rich demand the abolishment of their 100% income tax--3hk/seeker hole mutant discovered: uranium mining industry blamed--All quiet on the Seanecan Front?--'Kylean' now defined as official Party Mode adjective of 'Kyle', according to the Hareford University Press--


This newspaper was printed on recycled paper. Save the seeker holes! Conserve our forests! http://www.jazz2online.com/J2Ov2/media/submenu/icon_rocket.gif

n0
Jul 12, 2006, 12:29 PM
I have discovered the only remaining map of the slightly charted Unexplored Area. There isn't much detail, but I will sell it to anyone who has a place to host it and a hundred shiny rocks. Contact me for more information.

James "Ace" Denver, the Explorer of the Unexplored Area.

White Rabbit
Jul 12, 2006, 01:40 PM
<s>www.tt-forums.net</s>
<s>Sign up, add an attachment, link it here, and then never use your account again.</s>

There is nothing wrong with using Imageshack.

Strato
Jul 12, 2006, 02:52 PM
<p align="center"><img src="http://chaos.foxmage.com/Strato/NationStates/Headline.png" border="1"></p>

-<b>Recouping Losses</b>

&nbsp;The economy is back on track after a short lived boom and bust that occurred several days ago. The value of the International credit rose to amazing heights and business was thriving on a short lived ride up. By the next day however, the IC had dropped almost 60 cents, placing it behind the Malteser and crippling the economy temporarily.<br>
<IMG SRC="http://chaos.foxmage.com/Strato/NationStates/GDPGraph01.png" WIDTH="500" HEIGHT="363" ALIGN="left" BORDER="4" ALT="This is what the monies did =D">&nbsp;The market recovered after a couple of days and seems to be on a more stable rise &nbsp;up. According to the sources which generously provided us with these figures, our Federation's populace is back to being the most wealthy again. Representative Chairman Robert Hall had this to say :

&nbsp;"I'm proud of our nation's abilities to handle a minor economic crisis like this, especially while we're struggling to maintain our profits and keep competitive in a fast paced economic climate such as what we're experiencing with the foundation of Carrotus." When asked if there would be safe guards against this in the future, he replied with "My Department of Commerce is well funded and fully capable to help ease us through these predicament, should they happen again."

&nbsp;Residents of The Traders Guild however, seemed to be a bit displeased with the event.
&nbsp;"I lost thousands in the stock market on that day. And this all comes from a greedy administration seeking to line their own pockets at the expense of share holders such as myself."

&nbsp;Researchers have shown that the economy struggled due to a legislative decision to legalize gambling for all ages, in line with the 'Freedom for All' campaign that the federal government has been trying to push. Billions of dollars were siphoned from the coffers of the government's budget to help enforce and ready the gambling industry for it's increased usage. However, the benefit was minimal, and the economy gained little ground from the expenditure. However, we may rest assured that the government will not rely on taxation to make up for the loss.

&nbsp;Secretary of Commerce Jeffery Byrd had this to say. "We're very proud of our non-existant taxation rate, and we wish to maintain that. We are quite easily making due with tariffs alone, and wise investments."

&nbsp;Whatever the case my be, it's the price we pay for being an economic powerhouse. -Ashley Bradhurst

-<b>Xenophobia On The Rise?</b>

&nbsp;In a recent study performed by The National Entrepreneur's Society, researchers have shown that the majority of Traders Guild citizens have issues with the way other governments are running their respective countries. Although the Traders Guild has a philosophy of 'To each his own', many people still find objection with the other nations.<br>
<img src="http://chaos.foxmage.com/Strato/NationStates/OpinionsGraph.png" WIDTH="500" HEIGHT="363" align="right" Border="4" ALT="Provocative results">&nbsp;The researchers interviewed over five thousand people, the bulk of which were interviewed on the street and asked what they thought of other countries. Other people, such as college students, professors, doctors, and businessmen were also specifically chosen.

&nbsp;This graph shows the results. Over half of the people interviewed expressed disdain towards foreign governments. The head of research, Dr. Marcus, explained it as thus.
&nbsp;"The residents are strongly opposed to foreigners, in an esoteric manner. It's not racism, so much as they just think that other countries doing it incorrectly. A disturbing amount claimed that they would want to run the country themselves, and to quote, show them how it's done."

&nbsp;One of the anonymous interviewees said "I don't like those foreigners coming into my country. We should place a tariff on immigration. That way, we could simultaneously discourage it, as well as make a few credits off of it."

&nbsp;When local resident Joshua Plant hear about it, he had this to say.
&nbsp;"I've been a resident here for more than fifteen years from Quistania, and now they're telling me they don't want me? This country needs a better outlook on foreigners, and I'm sure those racist roles on the television aren't helping."
-Edward Norton

(Whoo, journalist career, here I come!
...on second though, I'm not sure how many people will understand that the second article is satire.)

Alister
Jul 12, 2006, 03:54 PM
From Alistopia, with love:
<p align="center">The <font size="+2">Daily Times</font></p>
<b>James Bruk Takes Office</b>

Following the success of the Social Democratic Party in the general election, James Bruk has been sworn in as the second Prime Minister of the Protectorate of Alistopia. The election was triggered by the Democratic Alliance's failure to block the SDP-proposed Social Protection Bill in parliament. It is believed that the Political Finance Act, which limited the amount organisations could contribute to electoral campaigns, helped the SDP. Today, the new government introduced a bill to legalise euthanasia, their most controversial election promise. They have also promised more new lines in the overhaul of the railway network, greater investment in the east and north west, and continued protection of the Dopefish Rainforest National Park. Cont. P3>

<b>Nuclear Kyle Disturbs Foreign Ministry</b>

In a press conference yesterday, Prime Minister James Bruk expressed his concern at the recent missile tests in Kyleland.
"Their government is quite openly aggressive. It is clear that nuclear arms should not be an option for them," he declared. To help ensure this, he has proposed the following motions to the CEU:<ul><li>No state shall allow any uranium to be exported if its ultimate destination is the Holy Republic of The Most Glorious Kyle.</li><li>No state shall allow any uranium to be exported if its ultimate destination is a state which does not follow these two rules.</li></ul>He went on to urge all the countries of Carrotus, whether they were CEU members or not, to abide by these rules. Cont. P6>

<b>Tourism Slump</b>

The latest estimates from Tourism Alistopia, the confederation of tourism-related businesses, show a significant decline in the number of visiting tourists. The largest drop was in visitors from Traders Guild, while those from Surburbia mkII and TikTik remained relatively steady. One TA spokesman says "The drop in Alistopia's popularity among people from Traders Guild is very worrying. People from Traders Guild have some of the biggest disposable incomes in Carrotus, and a drop in their numbers could spell doom for much of the tourism industry." Cont. P11>

Hareoic
Jul 12, 2006, 04:17 PM
The newly formed United Democracy of Sexiton wishes to join the region of Carrotus. Where might I find the password?

EvilMike
Jul 12, 2006, 04:52 PM
The newly formed United Democracy of Sexiton wishes to join the region of Carrotus. Where might I find the password?
Private message n00b for it. You should use the other thread for this sort of question by the way.

EvilMike
Jul 12, 2006, 05:08 PM
To The Republic of Kyle :

Firstly, we humbly submit ourselves to you and congratulate you on sucsessfully developed nuclear fission weapory. However, as you know, Uranium is a rare and hard to come by material. The Traders Guild's number one industry is Uranium mining, and we would be honored for you to capitalize on our rich deposits. Perhaps a trading pact is in both of our interests?

-Represntative Chairman Robert Hall of The Traders Guild

While our uranium mining industry is going quite strongly at the moment, we graciously accept your proposal for trade between our two nations. An increase in our uranium supply will allow us to step up our production of nuclear weapons even further. In exchange for the urnaium, we propose to send you the design speicifcations for all of our current weapon designs, along with the nessicary facilities to allow you to produce them. This will allow you to defend your soverignity in times of need, as it is evident certain nations such as Alistopia are wishing to compromise your ability to make free choices.

As a sign of good faith towards your nation, the Republic of Kyle has reformed the economy to be more in line with the policies of the Traders Guild. While our primary and secondary sectors of the industry is still controlled entirely by the government, we recognise the benefets of having consumerism play a role in the economy. As such, income tax has been lowered to 91%. Our currency is also under evaluation, with a plan to eventually change it to something more effecient.
-Grand Emissary GH.0


<i>This message has been inspected by the External Communications Adjunct of the Social Protection Forces. Superfluous and/or deleterious content may have been eliminated to protect national sovereignty, in compliance with the National Security Act.</i>

Strato
Jul 12, 2006, 05:21 PM
While our uranium mining industry is going quite strongly at the moment, we graciously accept your proposal for trade between our two nations. An increase in our uranium supply will allow us to step up our production of nuclear weapons even further. In exchange for the urnaium, we propose to send you the design speicifcations for all of our current weapon designs, along with the nessicary facilities to allow you to produce them. This will allow you to defend your soverignity in times of need, as it is evident certain nations such as Alistopia are wishing to compromise your ability to make free choices.

As a sign of good faith towards your nation, the Republic of Kyle has reformed the economy to be more in line with the policies of the Traders Guild. While our primary and secondary sectors of the industry is still controlled entirely by the government, we recognise the benefets of having consumerism play a role in the economy. As such, income tax has been lowered to 91%. Our currency is also under evaluation, with a plan to eventually change it to something more effecient.
-Grand Emissary GH.0


<i>This message has been inspected by the External Communications Adjunct of the Social Protection Forces. Superfluous and/or deleterious content may have been eliminated to protect national sovereignty, in compliance with the National Security Act.</i>


To the Most Holy Republic of Kyle :

We are glad to hear your acceptance of our proposal, and are extremely appreciative of your gift of nuclear weapons technology. However, the technology in question doesn't interest us. We try to align ourselves with neutrality, and posessing weaponry would in our eyes, merely complicate the situation.

We are also almost overjoyed as well that you're economy is reforming to make room for a more capitalist situation. We hope that it works out for the best with your people.

Again, we are humbled by your friendship towards us, in regards to the relationship between Alistopia and my country. But I do beleive that we shall come to an agreement, and no arms need be drawn or raised against eachother. Besides, according to his public releases, Alistopia dedicates not a cent to defense budget.

-Representative Chairman Robert Hall

n00b
Jul 12, 2006, 06:15 PM
Just picked this up hot off the Surburbian Newstand:
http://www.maj.com/gallery/Lijik/SHTJ/logo.png

UFO KIDNAPS NATION CAPITAL!<br><IMG SRC="http://www.maj.com/gallery/Lijik/SHTJ/capital.png" ALIGN="left" ALT="Bad aliens bad! ">
Late last night, a UFO swooped down and began to lift our beloved capital into the outer regions of space. Regional neighbors, and all around magicians, the Invading beavers, stepped in to help retrive the capital. After a long Space Skirmish against the galactic armada, Surburbian and Beaver pilots were able to retreive the captial and place it back in the nick of time. From now on, we shall celebrate on this day the Festival of Space, in which we take turns with our allies, The Beavers, in shooting stuff into space to make sure this kind of crap doesn't happen again.
Other nations are invited to join in.

After doing several "intense, rigorous, grinding" tests, our scientests have figured out the invader's origin from a small piece of the craft salvaged from the battle.
"It's those no good Party Moders at it again,",said Scientest Joe Schmoe the third, "just because they have the highest rank a nation can recieve is no reason to act like drunken idiots and pull this kind of stunt."
Joe Schmoe also showed us some Umbrella Testicle Harvester coming out next year. Quite frankly, we were stumped.
~Liz Quarentine







IS OUR LEADER SECRETLY AN ANDROID??!
<IMG SRC="http://www.maj.com/gallery/Lijik/SHTJ/robot.png" ALIGN="Right" ALT="Our leader burning down the whole forest as bloody well usual "> Out photographers captured a picture of what seems to be our leader burning down a forest. Before you pass this off as last week's article, look again- He is also sporting a metallic frame.
That's right- Our leader could just be an android.

This may be hard to digest, and I have to admit I had trouble thinking this wasn't some poorly photoshoped ploy. So I tracked our leader down during his daily trip to a Coffee Shop. He was very shocked at my claim, but agreed to an Interview.
The SHTJ:
Is it true that you are an android?
The Leader:
Not that I'm aware of. Is it true that you're the first news reporter who's going to leave me alone? Coffee time is Me time. Not You time, Me time.
The SHTJ:
Hahaha, Good one.
The Leader:
No. I mean it. Visible Service Agent thingies I have around me? Have this man beheaded next week. Oh, and toss him a few feet.

At that point I was tossed out of the Coffee joint with the stipulation my beheading will occur that day if I returned.
Well I've made up my mind on this issue. Have you made up yours?
~Chris P. Bacon

Strato
Jul 12, 2006, 11:23 PM
In line with the proposals of a Trans-Carrotus Railway system, The Traders Guild Department of Agriculture has peiced together this map from elevation data. The railways should naturally fall into the valleys to ease cost of production

http://chaos.foxmage.com/Strato/NationStates/MapofTheTradersGuild1.PNG

The map says alot about our nation. The barren, rugged landscape has forced us to withdraw to three major urban centers in only the most habitable places. The Crags are ab area of very sharps peaks and rises, with low valleys. The broad Uranium flats are where most Uranium mining occurs, as well as food production in other controlled and purely safe areas.

As far as a railway is concerned, we deman that our three cities be connect, with two lines leading from Newport and Brockhelm out to Krsplatliness. All cities need one or more lines leading out to the other boardering nations as well. The line leading north out of Rockefeller Capital can follow the river, and then curve around the Myconian Heights into the nation above us, should a connection be made there. Otherwise, it is self explanatory.

Also :
http://chaos.foxmage.com/Strato/NationStates/MapofTheTradersGuild3D.PNG

Shazam, and a Page claimed

White Rabbit
Jul 13, 2006, 04:01 AM
What UFO?

Alister
Jul 13, 2006, 04:52 AM
The Protector Government of Alistopia wishes to assure the government and people of Traders Guild that we bear them no ill will. We are disappointed that you are prepared to export uranium to Kyleland, but we would not wish to impugn your sovereignty. However, we would warn you to be cautious. Kyle tolerates you for two reasons, and two reasons only. The first is that they currently have no means to obliterate you. The second is that you are willing to supply them with the means to obliterate you, and every other nation that does not adhere to Kyleism. We therefore urge you to reconsider your position.

James Bruk, Prime Minister of the Protectorate of Alistopia

FreeLance
Jul 13, 2006, 03:19 PM
CITIZENS PROTEST IN JVNO

Wednesday night, after the better part of a week in relative peace and quiet, tempers flared and names were called causing thousands upon thousands of protestors to gather in Juno, Marcunium's capital city. They came from every corner of the nation, most especially those with large aboriginal populations.
Early reports estimate them to number above the 200,000 mark, with some estimates going as high as 500,000 while others come out as low as 35,000. Regardless of the exact figures, they are increasing by the hour and officials say that, should things continue in this projected direction, Juno could be entirely swamped by Friday morning.
They have come to demand the release of Pete Crestwall and Jan Whaler, arrested on Sunday for the murder of Police Officer Quintus Antonius who died from his wounds two nights ago. News of their charges being upped to murder shook the political tempers into an uproar last night. Many demands are being made from various tribal groups in the two men's home province of Seaneca but the one they all want met is that Marcunium police forces are removed from the province and, as our dear President feared, the complete secession of Seaneca.

For now, the National Guard is useless against these large numbers but the protests seem to be almost entirely peaceful. The President is expected to address the issue later today after his prolonged meeting with the Board of Secession Prevention. Generally it is agreed that should any province, county, or city with a population over 100,000 decide to leave this fine Union, there is nothing to be done about it and Union forces and governmental control should be removed immediately.


WHETHERTOS AND WHYFORS

To many, the past weeks events came as no surprise. Tension has long been building between Seaneca's tribal leaders and the Marcunium government and to those in the know this was the only possible outcome since the Protection Talk Agreements of 1974 when the Mohangan tribe - the largest of Seaneca's two dozen aboriginal tribes - was legally 'disbanded' by Marcunium's then president Titus Junius Felix in a try to break up the control that tribe had over the region.
Many saw this as a Forceful Disruption in accordance with the Protection Talk Agreements of 1901's guidelines against Marcunium government actions against the Aboriginal Peoples which stated thusly:
"If in the course of its political duties the Free Land of Marcunium oversteps the boundaries provided previously as designated land to the Aboriginal Peoples or to the governments and political groups within those tribes listed previously, those tribes and those provinces will be free from these agreements due to Forceful Disruption."

The main question being asked by important figures on both sides of the fence is "Can Seaneca form a stable government of its own?"
It holds the second largest population by province in the nation and besides the rich and valuable sea market industry it is saturated in natural resources.
But what of the provincial government?
Because of the various Protection Talk Agreements, there is a level of political freedom and control within Seaneca unseen in the rest of Marcunium.
Most experts agree that not only would Seaneca be self-sustaining but its internal economy puts Marcunium to complete shame.


NEXT?

Over the next twenty-four hours, tribal leaders will be meeting among themselves to discuss and debate and decide. It is expected they will next meet with President Marcus Junius Lucretius and, if they are anything like their fore-fathers, they will most likely not back down an inch unless their demands are met with a positive answer.


-Proctor Delocle, Press Control Representative

Hareoic
Jul 13, 2006, 04:04 PM
Voyage to Parts Unknown

The Democratic States of Sexiton have prepared an expedition of 200 people to determine what lies in the great Unexplored Area. If suitable land is found, Sexiton declares all discovered territories in this region protectorates under Sexiton's rule. This will remain in effect until the colonists have chosen where to settle down. Upon reaching said decision, further colonisation by any other countries is encouraged and will not be impeded by the Democratic States of Sexiton in any way whatsoever.

The expedition will set out on Thursday, July 13 at 6:30 PM Central Standard Time.

-GenEX the Hareoic-
-The Democratic States of Sexiton-

White Rabbit
Jul 13, 2006, 04:16 PM
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http://www.jazz2online.com/J2Ov2/media/submenu/icon_silvercoin.gifGovernment readying to send finished Trans-Carrotus Railway to the rest of Carrotus; hopes high for no derailments
Party Rail, our national railway, presented today the plans for the Trans-Carrotus Railway to almost 10,000 railway enthusiasts, curious onlookers, and annoyed passengers, at the capital’s Pennsilverania Station. ‘These plans have been finalised, packaged, put into boxcars, and ready to be shipped to every Carrotus nation…we’ve even stamped ‘Made in Party Mode’ on them,’ declared Iron Carrotfoundersson, traffic manager of the station.<IMG SRC="http://www.nyc-architecture.com/GON/GON004-Penn.jpg" ALIGN="right" ALT="The crowded halls of Pennsilverania Station"> Beneath the domes, glistening windowpanes and the Beaux-Arts styled station surroundings was a show of the country’s crack passenger trains, such as the Modehattan State Express, the Blue Arrow, and the legendary 21st Century Limited, attracting train fans from all over the country. The plan, which will be submitted to the rest of Carrotus tomorrow morning, was a joint-effort between Party Mode’s government and Party Rail. It has stirred controversy after a last-minute decision to exclude SpazTrak, a private-owned railway, from involvement, although the company will still be able to fully utilise all TCR tracks. SpazTrak, a long-time rival of the now defunct New Jazz Central, was pushed to the top of the government’s list of private TCR investors thanks to its eccentric tycoon Doug Adams, but has now been shunted the opposite direction, right down to the bottom, after a secretive Party Rail meeting with government officials. ‘We are angry, disappointed and we simply cannot stand this kind of underhanded business from Party Rail. SpazTrak will not be stopped this easily. My company had a deal…the state railways has no right to interfere like this…there will be consequences!’ said an outraged, enraged, Mr. Adams.<IMG SRC="http://www.bobscomics.com/CoversApr06/T_ACTI838.jpg" ALIGN="left" ALT="Not even Superman can stop the trans-Carrotus Railway now!">

Despite the lack of the nation’s largest private railway company, the Daily Carrot has been told by Party Rail director Thomas Hereford that ‘Party Mode’s coffers have more than enough silver coins to fund the TCR. With the recent law legalising on-the-spot-without-reason sacking of employees, we can make sure that all the lazy, incompetent workers are weeded out,’ he says, pausing to put his head through a caterpillar smoke ring, and continues, ‘And now…now that the economy is at an all-time high, with a GDP per capita of over $31,000, this country’s railways will be at an excellent position to reap all sorts of benefits.’ The prospects of the railways, once thought to be in their twilight days due to intense competition from road and air transport, look brighter than ever, and this newspaper will be committed to bringing you all the latest news concerning the TCR.



http://www.jazz2online.com/J2Ov2/media/submenu/icon_silvercoin.gifAnarchy – just how close are we to becoming rabbit roast? <IMG SRC="http://static.flickr.com/23/25789531_e6cb268ea5_m.jpg" ALIGN="right" ALT="Bikergangs: we need Superman to stop THIS menace…">
It has become increasingly clear to the Daily Carrot that the country’s commercial sector, a powerhouse of Carrotus, its superb civil rights and political freedoms, and its very foundations of society are under threat not from riotous citizens or criminals, but from the liberal, law-abiding government itself. Yes, this government has put all too much faith into us, and, quite frankly, we’re just not up to the task. That’s why we have a government in the first place! Crime rates have soared, with our once proud police force struggling and our technologically superior surveillance cameras are of hardly any use. The biker gangs truly have taken over. I don’t care about GDP per capita this or 2.55% unemployment rate that. This country has gone through a phase of anarchy before, and that wasn’t exactly New Eden. We’re missing half of our staff, the new fax machines haven’t arrived, and we had to hire guards to protect our office. We can now only hope that the Free Land of Party Mode pulls itself together and return to the safe haven of being a Civil Rights Lovefest. For now, this article must be the end of the newspaper, because our printing engineers say they’ve run out of paper.


http://www.jazz2online.com/J2Ov2/media/submenu/icon_silvercoin.gifWhat would’ve been in today’s Daily Carrot:
--Uranium trade between the Most Glorious Kyle and the Traders Guild: a formula for disaster?--Country’s rich rejoice in the return of a flat 14% income tax--Questions raised on just how unexplored the unexplored region is--Seaneca’s tribal leaders about to meet in stubborn showdown with Marcunium’s president--Colonists descend upon Party Mode bookstores to overcome Harry Potter ban in Gold Rush Mountains--


This newspaper was printed on recycled paper. Save the seeker holes! Conserve our forests! http://www.jazz2online.com/J2Ov2/media/submenu/icon_rocket.gif
The Daily Carrot also apologises for the substandard quality of this issue and promises it will make amends to its readers.

Hareoic
Jul 13, 2006, 10:30 PM
Expedition Successful

The expedition to the uncharted territories reports that there is in fact a fairly large island with surrounding islets in said area. Nothing is known about the area beyond the island so far. A reported 450,000 millitary units have arrived to guard the new territory until Sexiton has staked its claims.

There is no evidence of human inhabitants. Thus, as of now, the newly discovered lands are a protectorate of the Democratic States of Sexiton until further notice. The cartographers have created a map, but provinces have yet to be decided. Information about the actual landscape has yet to be compiled.

http://img114.imageshack.us/img114/6510/territories8jm.jpg

The representatives of Sexiton will hold a 10-12 day debate on how best to divide this new found land and where Sexiton will stake its claim. Rest assured, though, that there will be land up for grabs once this is over.

Due to the ever apparent threat of breach of treaty, the government and citizens of Sexiton state quite plainly to all the regions of Carrotus that setting foot upon this new island with the intent of staking territorial claims or to cause breach of peace will be considered an act of war. The governing body urges people who come within contact of this new land to make their visits brief (3 hours or less). Non-government issue ships and boats will be banned from visitation of the island, save cases of emergency such as shipwrecks and wounded needing treatment. Government issue ships must present government signed documents and state their business, or be removed forcefully.


-GenEX the Hareoic-
-The Democratic States of Sexiton-

White Rabbit
Jul 14, 2006, 03:20 AM
1. Arguments for using rail over aeroplanes, road vehicles or ships:
- Steel wheels on steel rails provide some of the most energy efficient and reliable methods of transportation known - excellent for mass transport.
- Passenger trains are an easy and fast way of moving ‘trainloads’ of people between and within countries. Though not as fast as planes, or as un-limited as cars, trains provide cheap transport to every member of society. They are of even greater advantage in countries where cars or bicycles are banned.
- Trains are untouchable by planes and cars when it comes to hauling heavy, bulk freight (including but not limited to coal, uranium ore, wood, and factory goods), which are in abundance in the powerful, industrial nations of Carrotus. Their only rivals are ships and barges, which themselves are unable to play out their roles without sizeable stretches of water, a rarity on mainland Carrotus.
- All this hauling power can easily be converted to incredibly efficient troop transportation. Nations in the past have won wars by controlling the railways so an efficient railway will provide a formidable defensive network against invaders.
- A preliminary map of this proposed railway network is included, although state or private-owned tracks are not shown:
http://img256.imageshack.us/img256/2775/carrotusrailways8ub.png
(A complete version will be drawn when the regional map has been updated).

2. Purposes of the TCR
- The trans-Carrotus railway's role in the region of Carrotus will be quite large:
- It will be an auxiliary organisation for the other four organisations and a principal way of enabling virtually all the other organisations to work.
- It can be used for cultural exchanges, through travel and freight delivery.
- It will link up all the nations of Carrotus and make possible the freedom of movements that CBU and CEU promise to provide.

3. Administration of the TCR:
- Building a continent-spanning railway is very expensive, and cripplingly so for less economically developed countries. Managing and running an existing railway to an acceptable level of efficiency is also expensive, but the economic benefits can often overcome the costs.
- It is NOT intended for the TCR to force upon poorer nations a railway network that they will have little use of. However, it is often essential to run tracks through those countries in order to avoid unnecessary diversions, and if funding assistance is provided, a railway can be beneficial to any economy.
- All countries must at least partially fund the construction and management of their section of the trans-Carrotus Railway, even if they don’t have an existing network. How much an individual nation pays is proportional to the state of their economy, and money, if insufficient, will be provided by the TCR.
- It is NOT intended for the TCR to relieve a country of control over its railways but the following compromises must be made: all existing railway rolling stock, and railway stations and track works, must be converted to fit the requirements in article 5; any future construction of either track works, stations or rolling stock must also fit the requirements in article 5; a TCR committee will be set up, with three representatives from each country (regardless of population), which will meet annually to discuss budgeting and railway administration.
- Nations are given free choice as to whether they will construct and manage their railways by themselves or with the help of the TCR (note that all articles and mandates from the TCR must be followed regardless of who builds or runs the railway).
- Each nation must give a certain amount of money each year to the TCR to keep its committee and the organisation running smoothly. Again, the amount of money is proportional to the welfare of a nation’s economy.
- The TCR's budget shall be the minimum required to reach its objectives, so as to not waste money and give individual nations the choice of improving their section of the railway network.
- All extravagances regarding running stock, track works, and stations must only be paid by countries that want them.

4. Definitions:
Train - One carriage, or more, hauled or pushed by at least one locomotive. This also includes 'multiple units' were there is no locomotive but where all carriages are powered and controlled by a leading and/or rear carriage. Unless specifically mentioned, a train does not include the passengers, crew and cargo.
Train wagon – also known as a train car or train carriage. A standard train wagon must meet the loading gauges set out in article 5 and be either for passengers, or for freight. Any wagons that do not meet the loading gauges in article 5 and/or do not have a clear-cut purpose when it comes to carrying passengers, freight, or both, will be defined as a non-standard wagon.
Rolling stock – Any and all equipment used for transportation in a railway, including locomotives, train wagons, cabooses, but not the track works such as rails and electric wires.
Track works – the actual rails on which trains run on, and the overheard wires if there are any.

5. Specifications of the railways:
- ALL tracks on the railway will be of 'standard gauge' width: 1435 mm (4 ft 8½ in).
- ALL tracks on the railway will have a loading gauge of 4597 mm (15 ft 1 in) in height and 3251 mm (10 ft 8 in) in width.
- ALL electrified rail will use the 25 kV 50 Hz single-phase AC system, and the electric supply should preferably come from overhead wires. If this is not possible for reasons beyond the country's control (such as excessive costs or angry environmentalists), a third rail should be used as the conductor.
- The length of freight cars and wagons must be varied according to the cargo they will be carrying and the curvature of the lines they will be travelling on.
- Passenger wagons will have loading gauges of 3200mm (10 ft 6 in) in width and 5029 mm (16 ft 6 in) in height (this is much higher than needed, but it will enable the usage of unusual wagons such as luxury dome cars and bi-level cars). The maximum length of a passenger wagon will be no longer than 25 908 mm (85 ft 0 in).
- No restrictions will be made on trains carrying special cargo that need special wagons outside the standard gauges and lengths, although they will very likely be incompatible with standard structure gauges and line curvatures.
- Structure gauges such as those for bridges, tunnels and overheard wires must be sufficient enough to accommodate all trains with these loading gauges.
- All lines of the TCR must be at the least double tracked, with each track handling one-way traffic. Nations are free to opt for triple or quadruple tracked lines, depending on congestion levels.

6. Rights and duties of nations on the railways:
- Under the rules of the CCU, CBU, CEU, CDA, and UN (if applicable), a nation has no right to refuse entrance/departure of trains passing through its borders. The exception is when the nation believes, within reasonable limits, that the train has breached, or is there to breach, any of the rules of the previously mentioned four organisations, or a UN resolution if that nation is a UN member.
- Under the rules of the CCU, CBU, CEU, CDA, and UN (if applicable), a nation has the duty to stop a train entering/departing its borders if it believes the train has broken any rules or resolutions of the previously mentioned 5 organisations.
- To settle arguments on suspicion and discrimination, any nation will be given the right to inspect trains, passengers and cargo passing through its borders. This must be done without causing harm/distress to the passengers/train crew, or damage to the cargo. Confiscation of any property in the train (including the train itself), and arrests of anybody on board, cannot be made unless they have specifically broken a law of the CCU, CBU, CEU, CDA, UN, or the nation.
- If a non-standard gauged train needs to enter another nation, that nation must be notified at least 7 days before the train's departure. A nation has the right to deny a train that is outside the standard gauges entrance to its borders if it has not permitted its entrance beforehand, or believes, within reasonable limits, that the train will derail, or obstruct the lines.

7. All articles will be enforced appropriately in the exact same manner as governmental issues, and UN resolutions: by magic.

greenberet
Jul 14, 2006, 07:34 AM
We generally agree with the plans for a Trans-Carrotus Railway as they stand and applaud the genius behind them, but we must bring up one concern.

The honourable Republic of Kyle has mentioned objections to the planned course of the railway, as it must run through the land of the most respectable Gg no re. While we can in no way agree with the four plans laid out by the RoK or the description of Gnr as "dirty lands" (since recent inspections carried out for the newest edition of a travel guide by the most reputable publishing house in our beloved Armed Republic gave the best possible rating of five TP rolls to the public restrooms of Gg no re), we think that the RoK still raised a valid point, albeit in an overly unfriendly manner.

The latest discoveries of new lands to the north should provide the perfect solution. Whichever type and number of government the provinces internationally known as N1, N5, K7 and K8 may give or find imposed upon themselves, and whether or not any existing or future nation of Carrotus will object to the governmental structures of said provinces, we propose that an alternative track is constructed from one or more of these provinces to the Republic of Kyle, be it by bridge, ferry, tunnel or any other way the TCR may see fit.


~The Etinarc Council of Trade and Lightbulb Jokes

Alister
Jul 14, 2006, 11:42 AM
The Protector Government of Alistopia and its Transport Ministry applauds Party Mode's work. We do, however, have one concern. Alistopia's electricity grid runs at 60Hz. Converters are expensive and inefficient. Would it be possible for the trains to work with both frequencies? There must be other countries in Carrotus using the 60Hz system.

Adrian Farnsbury, Transport Minister of the Protectorate of Alistopia

EvilMike
Jul 15, 2006, 12:33 AM
The Protector Government of Alistopia and its Transport Ministry applauds Party Mode's work. We do, however, have one concern. Alistopia's electricity grid runs at 60Hz. Converters are expensive and inefficient. Would it be possible for the trains to work with both frequencies? There must be other countries in Carrotus using the 60Hz system.

Adrian Farnsbury, Transport Minister of the Protectorate of Alistopia
The Republic of Kyle will neither confirm nor deny which electrical frequency our nation uses. We can clearly see through your vile attempts at tricking us into revealing state secrets. Do not take us for fools. Further attempts at this sort of chicanery, no matter how trite and incompetent, will be taken as an act of war.

Consider this as a formal warning.
-Protector of Information (Greater Human Class Nine, Item One)



This message has been inspected by the External Communications Adjunct of the Social Protection Forces. Superfluous and/or deleterious content may have been eliminated to protect national sovereignty, in compliance with the National Security Act.

Blackraptor
Jul 15, 2006, 02:07 AM
Following excrepts taken from the Rhune city newspaper, The Voice of Rhune (July 15th 2006 issue), with permission



MAP OF KTHUL COMPLETED

The Colony of Kthul has replied to requests of fellow Carrotus nations and announced earlier this week that they will release a map of the nation. Earlier today, said map has been officially released and is now in mass production. The map marks several prominent cities in the nation and the national capital, as well as denotes several important landmarks in the nation’s history as well as several named mountains. It also reveals the names for specific regions of Kthul.
Shavin Bal Gendarme, public speaker of Kthul, had this to say on the subject: “The Colony of Kthul have heard your pleas for a map. We have carefully considered the potential disadvantages and advantages to releasing a map, but with things such as Trans-Carrotus Railway in construction we have decided that we have no choice but to comply.”
However, the map has drawn criticism for leaving many smaller details out, such as rivers and minor cities. Gendarme has replied by stating the map is meant to provide outsiders mostly an idea about the environment and terrain of Kthul, and hopefully prevent complications with laying out the tracks for the railway. Further details, he says, are not necessary for this and The Colony of Kthul wishes not to divulge too much information about itself.
“We are a very private nation. We have defended our lands from invaders and outsiders for centuries, and now the outsiders wish for us to provide a map for them?” Gendarme stated, “You must excuse us, but we are not used to such things. We have provided you necessary details in hopes of making the railway construction be as efficient as possible, and no more then that.”

KTHUL SEEKS NEW GROUND IN THE NORTH

The Colony of Kthul has let Carrotus know about its plans to proceed further up north into the newly discovered lands in hopes of expanding the colony.
“We wish to enlarge Kthul, yes. Much of our nation consists of cold, icy mountains which we have learnt to survive in over the centuries, but we wish to expand north along the coast in hopes of establishing settlements in more hospitable ground,” commented Shavin Bal Gendarme.
“We are a nation that has built up great endurance to its surroundings. We have learnt to tolerate the cold and the rugged terrain. The cold is our friend. That is why we head further north.”
The nation has not commented on its plan of action should it find other people already inhabiting the northern lands.


COLONY OF KTHUL AGREES TO NUCLEAR TREATY WITH THE REPUBLIC OF KYLE

The Colony of Kthul announced that it has established a nuclear treaty with The Holy Republic of the Most Glorious Kyle. The Colony of Kthul has allowed the Republic of Kyle access to certain uranium mines in the nation should they need it. The Colony of Kthul also permitted the Republic of Kyle to perform their necessary nuclear testing over the area of the sea bordering Kthul – although far from the coasts to ensure the safety of the citizens of Kthul should something go wrong. In return, the Republic of Kyle agrees to share the plans of the working nuclear weapon designs as well as the necessary facilities to construct them, as well as the Republic of Kyle has also promoted the leader of Kthul to Greater Human Status, which gives certain benefits in the Republic of Kyle. Not only does this strengthen the northern alliance, but it also provides The Colony of Kthul with a respectable defense force should the nation ever be under attack. The representatives feel that this is a good way to ensure the survival and future prosperity of the nation.
“The Republic of Kyle is our neighbor, and they have a similar mindset as us, as well as an increasing nuclear power. Thus, it is vital we ensure that not only do we have a peaceful relationship with them, but that we can use their powers for our own benefit as well. With nuclear weapons, maybe people will think twice about invading us again, and should a war break out in the north, we do not wish to be on the front of it,” added Gendarme.


Link for the crappily drawn map: http://www.hewwo.com/blacky/Kthul2.jpg

White Rabbit
Jul 15, 2006, 05:39 AM
The Protector Government of Alistopia and its Transport Ministry applauds Party Mode's work. We do, however, have one concern. Alistopia's electricity grid runs at 60Hz. Converters are expensive and inefficient. Would it be possible for the trains to work with both frequencies? There must be other countries in Carrotus using the 60Hz system.

Adrian Farnsbury, Transport Minister of the Protectorate of Alistopia
Converters need not always be disadvantageous, and can often prove to be relatively cheaper than alternatives. The long-gone, Pennsilverania Railroad used to have the largest electrified network in all of Party Mode, with a frequency set at 25Hz, and maintained by their own substations, due to the needs of certain locomotives that performed better or more efficiently at 25Hz. The company's longest enduring engine, the JJ1, was in service for over 60 years using 25Hz, staved off several, "better", multi-system locomotives, and was only removed from service when it became clear that it was not compatible with a 60Hz upgrade of the network.

(OOC: The true, less exaggerated story of Pennsylvania Railroad's GG1 can be read here (http://steamlocomotive.com/GG1/#run) and here (http://www.spikesys.com/GG1/).)

Trains can certainly work at multiple frequencies, but this is often impractical for certain types of locomotives, and it is actually common for railways to use frequencies lower than the normal mains frequency. Railways, like industries, need to have frequencies altered to their specific needs which, if not met, may be more 'expensive and inefficient' than converters.

The Republic of Kyle will neither confirm nor deny which electrical frequency our nation uses. We can clearly see through your vile attempts at tricking us into revealing state secrets. Do not take us for fools. Further attempts at this sort of chicanery, no matter how trite and incompetent, will be taken as an act of war.

Consider this as a formal warning.
-Protector of Information (Greater Human Class Nine, Item One)
This is outrageous and uncalled for. I advise the Most Glorious Kyle to cease concocting their own versions of other nations' messages when they cannot find anything more than what is clear and obvious. This "protection" of national information is clearly getting out of hand. Besides, it's not even very effective, as the UN has, and will always have, no problems in finding out all sorts of information about the Most Glorious Kyle and positioning that data in the daily UN report with pinpoint accuracy.

~Professor J.J. Tree of the Hareford Department of Politics and International Relations

FreeLance
Jul 18, 2006, 06:34 PM
After a week of talks by high ranking tribal officials with Marcunium's Board of Discussion on Matters of State, the crowds are thinning and the two ends met in a deal.
An exchange or trade has been made between Chief Joe Shorefoot of the Yunimacan tribe (speaking as representative of the Tribal Cooperative of Seaneca which formed moments before the deal was made) - increased tobacco sales exclusive to Marcunium and the right to (in times of war) garrison and recruit from Seaneca and in return the province known for its high aboriginal population, unique cultural and dialectic differences, and supreme fishing industry will be acknowledged as a sovereign state free from the united provinces of the Free Land of Marcunium.

In a twist of irony or not-so-coincidence, many of the issues that held Seaneca back as part of Marcunium have found themselves slowly but surely being ironed away. Regardless of this, the cultural and political differences are irreconcilable and both sides feel this is the best course of action.

Within the next two days, all government officials from the Free Land of Marcunium will be out of the province and the Temporary Cabinet of Cooperative Leaders of Seaneca will take control of the government there.

At 00:01 on July 19th, Seaneca (http://www.nationstates.net/) (R2) will be officially realised as a Nation State unto itself.

KRSplat
Jul 19, 2006, 02:45 AM
The vast majority of KRSplatlians find fault in the proposed railroad system: There is only one way to leave the country; we feel that this has the potential to pose a threat to national security in the future. While KRSplatliness is currently enjoying times of peace, warfare could strike at any time, and although now there is no reason to suspect Traders Guild of being tempted by any such evils, it is possible for the Guild to sabatoge our beloved nation by cutting off this route. To fix this problam, I propose that KRSplatliness and Gg no re be connected by a bridge built over water. I cannot offer to pay for the bridge's construction and maintanance out of my pockets, but I suppose if you ask around, you will find that local gang leaders can manage to fund the project without much trouble. That, of course, is assuming they are willing to cooperate for the good of Carrotus, but we KRSplatlians take pride in our region and should be willing to sacrifice personal luxuries to benefit everyone else.

-- Tyler "T.Y.L." Johnson, leader of the Drops (get initiated; get assimilated; or get decimated), lord of 51st Street-Turtalia Avenue, Furrabi Elementary School graduate

White Rabbit
Jul 19, 2006, 04:27 AM
Party Mode fully understands KRSplatliness' situation, which just happens to be very similar to that of the Most Glorious Kyle's. A bridge/tunnel system between Kyle and Kthul is already being considered, so I see no reason why a bridge should not also be built between Gg no re and KRSplatliness, apart from the frightening costs of course. If this is KRSplatliness' intention, feel free to proceed with construction when and if you get the funding. Just be aware that I've been talking to some other departments... Party Mode's military advisors, the Army Rabbits, have found KRSplatliness' location 'inherently vulnerable' to attacks and blockades, my colleagues and I think that your road links can just as easily be cut off, and the relative size of KRSplatliness is in itself a disadvantage.

I'm sure your government's already aware of these small matters. Besides, the Traders Guild does not, according TCR's article 6, have the power to cut off rail traffic to your country without KRSplatliness violating the rules of CCU, CBU, CEU, CDA, and TCR first. Or if you go to war, in which case you're both free to cut off any links between each other. Whichever comes first.

Moe Biehl,
Party Mode Transportation Advisor

White Rabbit
Jul 20, 2006, 12:41 PM
http://www.jazz2online.com/J2Ov2/media/submenu/icon_carrot.gif---The Daily Carrot---http://img271.imageshack.us/img271/1148/iconcarrot4pb.gif



http://www.jazz2online.com/J2Ov2/media/submenu/icon_silvercoin.gifRainforests, tourism, public nudity, and 16 million rabbits – Gold Rush Mountains reaches new level of surrealism
The Colony of Gold Rush Mountains has recently shown an alarming lack of respect towards the laws of nature. Not only is the method by which 5 million colonists were settled on the Impassable Mountains a heavily guarded national secret, but now rainforests are growing on the mountainsides, temperatures are low enough to permit the losing of clothes, and the 3 heart kills are thriving. What’s more, the colony has had no problems in establishing Carrotus’ leading automobile manufacturing industry and has a GDP per capita higher than Party Mode itself. <IMG SRC="http://img469.imageshack.us/img469/3082/rainforesttx3.png" ALIGN="right" ALT="A view of the colony’s uninhabitable mountains. Note the lush rainforest, full of life.">When we asked an unsettled pedestrian about this, his description of the current situation was ‘I don’t know’, whereas letters from readers showed that a large majority wished that we wouldn’t ‘pester them with unsolicited ads’ when they were already subscribers. The rest were just happy that Party Mode could at least beat its own colony in book publishing.

This is clearly a difficult topic for the average Party Mode citizen, and our government knows that too: the country’s leading scientists were forced into the colony yesterday to establish just what is going on, and several hypotheses are now available. Most settled for a local green house effect generated by the automobile industry’s pollution over the skies of Gold Rush Mountains. A more imaginative, if not imagined, theory is that volcanic fissures caused by mining operations of Devania (an ancient civilisation of the Impassable Mountains) are heating up the mountain. Very little is known about the once-thriving empire, and its land is now taken up by Placespot and Very Evil Foorumania. ‘Well, whatever the cause is, I recommend everyone to stay calm. The inner workings of the NationStates universe are as dysfunctional as ever…this is perfectly normal, so just accept it, go home, and please, please, give us our pay checks,’ says trustable weather researcher Gus T. Bluew. Worries that the colony was ‘catching up and overtaking’ Party Mode were dismissed by the government officials, who pointed to our country’s excellent civil and political rights, high quality education and welfare, and our success in promoting the growth of our last rainforests.


http://www.jazz2online.com/J2Ov2/media/submenu/icon_silvercoin.gifArmy Rabbits fails to march out and kick shell
News from the front is slow to reach the home country, and that is certainly true for the first military engagement of Party Mode’s newly formed armed forces: the Armed Republic of Army Rabbits (http://www.nationstates.net/army_rabbits). The Army Rabbits is basically an expeditionary force, since homeland defence has been widely regarded as unnecessary. It is sent abroad to protect allies, and perform operations in Party Mode’s ‘interests’.<IMG SRC="http://img126.imageshack.us/img126/991/armyrabbitsxu7.png" ALIGN="left" ALT="Join the army today! Travel to exotic regions, meet unusual people, and roast them…"> While not a fully fledged army capable of conventional warfare on a large scale, Army Rabbits is unique in that it is 100% self-sufficient, with its own budget dedicated to defence, law and order, military education, and commerce. It specialises in Region Hawking (http://forums.jolt.co.uk/showthread.php?t=301788).

The top military brass has refused to disclose the exact region and/or nation they were fighting against, but the Daily Carrot has been told that they ’planned to move straight out of The Library (http://www.nationstates.net/cgi-bin/index.cgi/page=display_region/region=the%20library), and mount a surprise attack in the morning’. Unfortunately, things starting going wrong from the very start. The vanguard were ambushed and themselves taken completely by surprise when the inactive enemy turned out to have plenty of resolve and forewarning of the attack. Casualties are only in the low thousands, but the generals have decided against a long war of attrition now that the enemy is prepared, and have pulled the troops away. Further details of the battle, which cannot even be named, are unavailable.


http://www.jazz2online.com/J2Ov2/media/submenu/icon_silvercoin.gifParty Mode tops UN’s list of the Largest Publishing Industry in Carrotus
Yesterday’s UN ranking list showed that the Free <IMG SRC="http://maxbarry.com/images/max/small152.jpg" ALIGN="right" ALT="Max Barry – supposedly licking in anticipation">Land of Party Mode was the clear-cut leading book publisher in all of Carrotus, coming up almost 5000 places in front of the runner up, Gg no re. This is excellent news for all involved in the industry, and a great boost to morale. Orange Books, the publisher of ‘Idling – the ultimate secret of winning Ground Force levels’, ‘How to Make Friends and Kill Rabbits‘, and the unfinished works of ‘The Eternal Tea Party’ held a celebratory party yesterday, when the last printing machine was shut down for the night.
’This will hopefully instil further confidence into the public about book publishing,’ says James B. Wurm, head of OB public relations. ‘We’re still trying to convince people that we’re a reliable and generous employer after the government let us fire workers for no reason, so this may prove to be a big chance.’

The Free Land of Party Mode also has exclusive rights to publish and distribute the works of Max Barry throughout the region. ’Well, he’s only written three books, but every single one is top notch,’ Wurm continues. ’I’m sure Mr. Barry won’t regret his decision to choose the publishers of Party Mode. If you ask me, he looks pretty worked up in that photograph!’


http://www.jazz2online.com/J2Ov2/media/submenu/icon_silvercoin.gifMore in today’s Daily Carrot:
--The Most Glorious Kyle's uranium deal with the Colony of Kthul largely ignored--‘Dental health has never been better’, says spokeswoman with a bright, white smile, after Party Mode’s water fluoridation--Tharifas' mysterious island ascends from under the sea - a new Atlantis?--The rise of two nations: Seaneca and Freakland--Gold Rush Mountains’ first naturist beauty pageant attracts millions from across the region--


We’d like to thank everyone who helped save the seeker hole from certain extinction. Don’t panic: our rainforests may be back, but we still use recycled paper! http://www.jazz2online.com/J2Ov2/media/submenu/icon_rocket.gif

Stijn
Jul 20, 2006, 12:45 PM
We see the bridge between our beautiful country and the nation of KRSplatliness as an AWESOME opportunity for more (mutual) trading and communication between the countries. Moreover, we suggest the bridge is built so that both road traffic and rail traffic can pass through it. Our Book Publishing sector is looking for new markets, and the intellectual citizens of KRSplatliness would probably also benefit from the cheap and high-quality books we produce.

-Spokesman

Unhit
Jul 20, 2006, 01:43 PM
PAGE 2 GOT MYSTERIOUSLY LOST

WARNING COINTAINS FOUL LANGUAGE (http://tf.fuzic.nl/THARIFASZEITUNG1.jpg)

Stijn
Jul 20, 2006, 02:00 PM
Our force of cartographer men have finally managed to create an incomplete map of Gg no re. Still missing is the infrastructure but the most important towns have been added with great accuracy and for great justice to ensure other countries in the region will no longer send their goods to the wrong location.

http://tf.fuzic.nl/GIANTMAP.png

-Spokesman

greenberet
Jul 21, 2006, 08:57 AM
Most notable States of Carrotus!
The lazyness of Etinarc's government workers has always hindered any efforts to map the nation impossible. A new find will now help Etinarc to conform to its fellow nations regarding the trend of map publishing.
We bring you a most joyous message! An old map of our great Nation from back in the day when it was founded was found in the course of Prude Dove, a recent large-scale combined forces miltary exercise. After the cleaning, restoration, updating, staining, shooting of the bonehead who tripped over the bottle of bourbon, second cleaning and restoration, we can now present to you the "Mapp of Etinark (revised)":

http://img124.imageshack.us/img124/4241/mappvl5.jpg

As you can see, the only change since the olden days is the institution of the four Departements dividing our great nation equally by inhabitants. We hope that this map may help regional decision-makers with their important decisions so we may all enjoy a brighter future.

-The United Church and Geography Institute of Etinarc

Alister
Jul 22, 2006, 10:44 AM
<p align="center">The<font size="+2">Daily Times</font></p>
<b>Government Completes Provinical Reform</b>

Following the results of the recent census, which showed that two-thirds of Alistopia's population were living in just two of its 7 provinces, the government initiated a review of the Protectorate's provincial boundaries. Today, the Provincial Reform Act was signed into law. Pitmar (M1) and Marnbanks (M2), each containing roughly a third of the population, were both split into four. Tholian (M5), which contained a sixth of the population, was split into two. The remaining four provinces, together containing the remaining sixth of the population, were left untouched. Efforts to merge them into two provinces were dismissed by the government.

The new map of Alistopia:
<table border="0" cellpadding="5"><tr><td><img src="http://treacle.hewwo.com/mibbland/almap1.png" align="left" /></td><td valign="top"><font color="#007F00">###</font>

<font color="#00BFFF">###</font>
<font color="#00BFFF">---</font>

<font color="#FF0000">---</font>

<font color="#0000FF">---</font>
<font color="#007F00">---</font></td><td valign="top">Dopefish Rainforest

Sea
River

Provincial boundary

Motorway
Dual carriageway</td></tr></table>

The census results, as they apply to the new provinces, are as follows:
<table border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="5"><tr><td></td><td>Population</td><td>Area (est.)</td><td>Density (est.)</td></tr><tr><td>Dovian</td><td>9%</td><td>17%</td><td>53%</td></tr><tr><td>Lerway</td><td>4%</td><td>15%</td><td>27%</td></tr><tr><td>Marnbanks - East</td><td>7%</td><td>4%</td><td>175%</td></tr><tr><td>Marnbanks - Marmiac</td><td>13%</td><td>6%</td><td>217%</td></tr><tr><td>Marnbanks - South</td><td>5%</td><td>10%</td><td>50%</td></tr><tr><td>Marnbanks - West</td><td>7%</td><td>4%</td><td>175%</td></tr><tr><td><i>Marnbanks</i></td><td><i>32%</i></td><td><i>24%</i></td><td><i>133%</i></td></tr><tr><td>Pitmar - City</td><td>11%</td><td>0.5%</td><td>2200%</td></tr><tr><td>Pitmar - East</td><td>7%</td><td>2%</td><td>350%</td></tr><tr><td>Pitmar - Gulhaven</td><td>8%</td><td>2.5%</td><td>320%</td></tr><tr><td>Pitmar- South</td><td>8%</td><td>2%</td><td>400%</td></tr><tr><td><i>Pitmar</i></td><td><i>34%</i></td><td><i>7%</i></td><td><i>486%</i></td></tr><tr><td>Rarman</td><td>3%</td><td>16%</td><td>19%</td></tr><tr><td>Sylvanic</td><td>2%</td><td>15%</td><td>13%</td></tr><tr><td>Tholian - East</td><td>7%</td><td>2%</td><td>350%</td></tr><tr><td>Tholian - West</td><td>9%</td><td>4%</td><td>225%</td></tr><tr><td><i>Tholian</i></td><td><i>16%</i></td><td><i>6%</i></td><td><i>267%</i></td></tr></table>
Old provinces shown in italics.

Hareoic
Jul 22, 2006, 07:56 PM
The Democratic States of Sexiton have divided the territories before the predicted time and marked their chosen areas in red print.

http://img205.imageshack.us/img205/2290/territoriesks1.jpg

The cartographer was unable to comment when asked why there was no indication of forestation.


I request that this be added to the current map of the Carrotus region if this is fine with those in charge. Feel free to make any changes necessary. (I gave you a week to complain, didn't I?)

-GenEX the Hareoic-
-Democratic States of Sexiton-

KRSplat
Jul 23, 2006, 01:12 AM
The citizens of KRSplatliness say YES to reading! KRSplatliness has a large lemonade stand industry that Gg no re may be able to enjoy thanks to the proposed bridge. Since all parties concerned agree, our army will start construction immediately... which brings me to my next point:

KRSplatliness has the largest defense forces per capita in Carrotus! We are currently rejoicing in this statistic. Since there is currently no use for our military prowess, soldiers will be temporarily converted to construction workers for further training. While working on construction, soldiers will learn valueable teamwork and leadership skills while keeping tip-top physical form. Proposed name: The Semi-Edible Dopefish Bridge!!!

KRSplatlians also request the following statement be made on their behalf:
KRSplatliness has a much stronger military than Kyleland.

-- D. Sipho
(The above comments concerning The Holy Republic of The Most Glorious Kyle do not neccessarily express my personal views or opinions. Kyle, please don't hurt any of us.)

White Rabbit
Jul 23, 2006, 02:16 AM
OCC: KRSplatliness has a large lemonade stand industry that Traders Guild may be able to enjoy thanks to the proposed bridge.
You mean Gg no re, right? Otherwise, you're building the bridge in the wrong direction. :p

KRSplat
Jul 23, 2006, 03:58 PM
OCC:
You mean Gg no re, right? Otherwise, you're building the bridge in the wrong direction. :p
*Gg no re :cool:

Stijn
Jul 23, 2006, 04:26 PM
:cool:

Erik
Jul 26, 2006, 05:25 AM
The Government of Copmovistania wishes to inform that we are free to store any nuclear waste in unhabitable areas close to Very Evil Foorumania and Placespot. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause to both states.

- Spokesman

Hareoic
Aug 4, 2006, 11:24 AM
The Democratic States of Sexiton feel it necessary to remind all of their fellow Carrotonians that they are, in fact, serious about discovering a new island and requesting that it be added officially to the map. When it has, any unclaimed territory will be available to all interested parties.

(stop ignoring us)

-The Democratic States of Sexiton-

FreeLance
Aug 4, 2006, 06:13 PM
Methinks the cartographers of the world have died, as Seaneca has yet to be recognised as a nation unto its self as well.

Hareoic
Aug 7, 2006, 04:27 PM
Nah, I think they're just avoiding us. Who designs the maps, anyway?

Tik
Aug 7, 2006, 05:44 PM
Alister is offline for a while. Patience.

Hareoic
Aug 10, 2006, 05:56 PM
Alister
Last Activity: August 10th, 2006 02:45 PM

Hmmmm...

Alister
Aug 11, 2006, 02:08 AM
OOC:

Really, OOC stuff should be kept to the other thread as much as possible.

Hareoic: Learn to take a hint. The reason I've been ignoring you is because your map is terrible. I can't claim a monopoly on map making, so there's no reason your regions can't be considered part of Carrotus. I'll even respect your region codes if I ever need to expand the map again. But your islands will have to be situated on a part of Carrotus my map doesn't cover, because there's no way that <i>thing</i> is getting on my map.

FreeLance: I was waiting until Broadbandland and Kthul had settled their territorial dispute, but that seems to have been forgotten about. Seaneca has now been added.

Hareoic
Aug 11, 2006, 06:09 AM
You mean the size is too big or the layout is bad?

FreeLance
Aug 11, 2006, 11:02 PM
FreeLance: I was waiting until Broadbandland and Kthul had settled their territorial dispute, but that seems to have been forgotten about. Seaneca has now been added.

The Seanecan Department of Espionage intercepted this strange message that at first confused us but thanks to the last sentence we understand what it meant. We are curious as to the identity of this 'FreeLance' and wonder if it is perhaps a 'FreeLance' agent of some sort gathering information on (or perhaps working on behalf of, through sources unknown to us) the proud nation of Seaneca.

Hareoic
Aug 12, 2006, 12:02 PM
After several painstaking minutes, the cartographers have been able to draw up a new map of the now dubbed "Cerberus Islands." The territories have been divided and Sexiton claims area V2 as their own.

http://img53.imageshack.us/img53/5734/territoriesfj8.jpg
This is the big map size view, with the added benefit of the territories being labeled. The cartographers are willing to make another map without the numbers if it is requested.

The cartographer reveals that the islands are NOT in unexplored territory, being located several hundred miles off the coast of Seaneca (three inches on the big map).

DanYjel
Aug 12, 2006, 06:01 PM
"Citizens, politicians, and businessmen have been campaigning for the government to keep a tighter rein on the media after several well-respected newspapers printed false articles with contents ranging from claims that the capital city had been stolen by a UFO to erroneous share prices which led to job-losses and a stock market decline."

I just can't stop laughing from that :D

"Scientists have announced they are close to a breakthrough in their quest to revive the feather-bellied two-piece squirrel, a species related to Very Evil Foorumania's national animal that has been extinct for more than a century." and this :D


GOD(-): "Behold, the hour has arrived! The Holy Temple of Firefury Amahira has been unearthed!" proclaims Yon-Zhauryg v'Klot, leader of the Cult of the Undead Two-piece squirrel.

Strato
Aug 17, 2006, 03:50 PM
To : All nations of Carrotus

The Traders Guild would like a list of each nation's affiliated countries, id est Allies, Trading agreements, political enemies, et cetera. That is all.

-Representative Chairman Robert Hall

Stijn
Aug 17, 2006, 05:16 PM
gg no re refuses.

-Spokesman

Unhit
Aug 18, 2006, 06:41 AM
IM ALLIED WITH GG NO RE

and refused!

Hareoic
Aug 20, 2006, 01:44 PM
Ok, Alister, I'm sensing that you still don't like my map. Could you please tell me what's wrong with it this time?

White Rabbit
Aug 27, 2006, 04:35 AM
A message to the UN members of Carrotus:

The Free Land of Party Mode inteds to repeal resolution #37 World Heritage List, potentionally a very damaging resolution and, taking account of its advantages and disadvantages, a gross breach of national sovereignty. We have published our views on the Carrotus regional message board. All nations that want to help should read the Repeal Writing Guide (http://ns.goobergunch.net/wiki/index.php/Repeal_Writing_Guide).

Here is the full World Heritage List (http://ns.goobergunch.net/wiki/index.php/World_Heritage_List).

Quoted from the RMB:
What do you all think about writing a joint-region repeal of the World Heritage List? It would be quite interesting, and different too. Just read the resolution and think about it, please: http://forums2.jolt.co.uk/showpost.php?p=7029723&postcount=38

Here are my issues with it (shared by many, I'm sure):

1. Signing up to the list is voluntary, but any UN nation can put another UN nation's 'heritage' on the list. Heck, you can even sign whole countries up. You could sign other nations up to completely and utterly destroy their economies and peoples' way of life.

2. Any old thing can be put on the list, including the rotten banana skin in my garbage can. The RL World Heritage Committee has the final say, and judges whether a site goes on the list or not.

3. This resolution, unlike the RL World Heritage List, only prevents further artificial (i.e. man-made) damage to sites. It doesn't at all protect extensively damaged sites, or sites vulnerable to natural damage, or provide funding to repair or maintain sites.

4. Once a site is on the list, it can't be taken off again.

5. Yes, the resolution's category is legal but I still disagree with it. Those sites, after all, are supposed to the world's 'heritage', and it would therefore be better to put it in Educational Creativity, under Cultural Heritage.

Previous repeals have been mediocre, and rarely made it close to reaching quorum. Working together, we might just make it. ;-P

Strato
Sep 9, 2006, 01:22 PM
To Kyle; Gold Rush:

We've delt with this inconsistency of you both using the same currency for too long. Whenever we engage with trade, we're losing money through the two different exchange rates. We ask that you standardize the Gold Coin or else we'll be forced to cease trade.

-Representative Chairman Robert Hall

Tik
Oct 12, 2006, 01:14 PM
<table width="90%"><tr><td width="1"><img src="http://www.nationstates.net/images/flags/uploads/tiktik.jpg"></td><td width="95%"><center><font style="font-size:20pt;">TikTik Emergency Press Release</center></font></td></tr></table>
<font style="font-size:14pt;"><b>Breaking News: TikTik Mainland Dissolves Relations with Capital</b></font>
After a powerful and corrupt but economically minded dictator seized control of TikTik, the public outside of TikTik City has become increasingly isolated and angry. The government worked to destroy any disruptive movement among the people, but last night their organisational skill and zeal manifested itself in riot form on the streets of TikTik City. An angry mob numbering in the tens of thousands stormed the capital buildings and threw TikTik into a state of anarchy.

As military scrambled to the scene and news reporters took to the streets to document what the rioters had called a bloodless coup, the streets were thrown into chaos. Basic services in the city were cut, robbers broke into city shops and took whatever they could. Teenage gangs spit on the sidewalk. It seemed the disorder would never end.

It took the Aquatic and Aerotic Defensive Forces one hour to arrive at the scene after the capital building was taken. Soon fighter jets were circling the area and ships had the section of the city under seige. Ground forces moved into the city and declared martial law and a 24-hour curfew. After a nearly twelve hour standoff, representatives from both sides met to see if an agreement could be reached.

The people's movement, which actually was 85% from outside of TikTik City, demanded that either the dictator lose power, or all territories outside of TikTik City would be dissolved into a territory free to start its own nation and welcome to be annexed by surrounding countries. TikTik's dictator, a man (or woman) shrouded in secrecy, declared the latter option preferable.

It is unknown how the changes will affect TikTik. While under the dictator's rule the economy has thrived and personal freedoms have been fair. Neighboring nations such as Alistopia and Tubelectric have made no comment about suspending trade agreements or imposing sanctions, and neither has made a move to annex mainland TikTik, historically known as Mibbland. Alistopia's close ties to Mibbland make it a ripe candidate for seizing control of the territory, but the people there have yet to organize and choose a representative to voice their own preference for their future.

TikTik City, however, has embraced the changes quickly and easily. The city takes up all of TikTik's southern islands and, discluding food production, is entirely self-sufficient. The dictator has declared TikTik to be a Citystate, and a new flag was designed within a day. "This sort of crap was expected sooner or later," remarks a businessman on his commute to work. "Frankly, the mainland provinces were nothing but a drag on the metropolis of TikTik City. I expect our strong economy to continue as a success. Especially now that armed troops grace every street corner demanding that we spend money."