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For the Love of Money

Discussion in 'Imperium OffTopicum' started by Nuka-sama, Oct 2, 2016.

  1. Nuka-sama

    Nuka-sama See ya! It has been a fun decade!

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    Get ready to make alot of money

    Welcome to the year 1993. The Soviet Union and China have ended their Communist regimes and the new governments have fully embraced capitalism. With the world being under the guiding hand of the WTO, the world entered a new era of global trade and cooperation. However, some of the world's biggest companies could not compete in the new market landscape. Seeing an opportunity to build a new conglomerate for a new era, you have taken leadership of a group of investors and have set out to build the greatest company in the history of mankind.

    To sign up I need from you:

    Company name:
    Company Headquarters:
    CEO Name:
    CEO Trait:
    Assets purchased: Your father gave you a "small loan" (really, free money, you don't have to pay this back) of $1 million to purchase any assets you need. If you choose the Trust Fund trait, you have an additional $2million to spend. You cannot purchase any weapon or security assets at this time aside from a weapons factory in the country you are located in
     
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  2. Nuka-sama

    Nuka-sama See ya! It has been a fun decade!

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  3. Nuka-sama

    Nuka-sama See ya! It has been a fun decade!

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    The WTO is the leading governing body of the world. Under its leadership, it has fostered the significant reduction of trade barriers and has ensured that multinational corporations are protected more than ever. While it does not have the power to punish members militarily, it can expel a nation from its ranks. Therefore, no country is willing to directly defy the WTO or go too strongly against its word.

    Underneath the WTO are several blocs of nations. These blocs are political and economic unions with unilateral domestic and foreign policies. At times though, blocs may confront one another over issues and it can lead to war. Less stable blocs may see civil wars or even terrorism arise. However, no bloc will ever be fully "destroyed".

    Tariffs and Transportation costs are so low that they are not calculated. Products flow freely across borders and therefore your managers will always ensure products are sold where the maximum amount of profit can be found for commodities. For products, you may designate a specific market to target.
     
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  4. Nuka-sama

    Nuka-sama See ya! It has been a fun decade!

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    Third Party Companies: These companies are not direct competitors, but rather are companies you can work with to help achieve your goals. They can take an unlimited number of total projects but they can only take on one project per company per turn

    Bank of the North (New York City, North American Union): Can arrange a loan for you. Contact the mod for arrangements of said loan.

    Sinbad's Software Solutions (Hanoi, ASEAN): For the price of only $700,000 we will develop and deliver within one quarter, a Software with a Quality of 3.

    Handy Hal's Hardware Happenings (Hong Kong, New Silk Road): For the price of $1,500,000 we will deliver within two quarters, a piece of Hardware with a Quality of 4.

    Peter's Peculiar Pharmaceuticals (Montenegro, Eurasian Union): For the price of $1,800,000 we will deliver within two quarters, a pharmaceutical with a Quality of 4.

    Freddy's Factories (Bangkok, ASEAN): For the price of $250,000 we will produce 5K of any electronics that you have designed


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    FAQ:

    Q: How are corporate taxes assessed?
    A: On the profits you generate in those countries.

    Q: If I start with a Factory but I have no company products to produce, what do I do?
    A: In that case, you can build generics. They are low quality but you do not need a licence at all to produce these.

    Q: Do I need to keep any money in the bank for turn 1 expenses?
    A: No, you do not.

    Q: Are you missing the entertainment skill?
    A: Nope! This is one of those where I felt that due to different tastes, one country would not necessarily have an advantage over other countries. That being said, market taste is still a thing; some blocs may prefer movies or music that is produced in another bloc.

    Q: Can I issue bonds for my company?
    A: Yes! Bonds are not stocks after all. The terms of the bond agreement will be agreed upon between the two players. The general public will not purchase bonds though. They will be taxed as income when you receive them based on the corporate tax rate of your headquarters

    Q: Are dividends I receive from stocks I own in other companies counted as a part of my profits? And are they taxed?
    A: No they don't count as profits. They go straight to cash on hand. However they are still taxed, at the tax rate of the dividend payer's HQ location.
     
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  5. SouthernKing

    SouthernKing crickety cricket

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    Company name: Lalbagh-Yutani
    Company Headquarters: Bangalore, India
    CEO Name: Arnab Yadav
    CEO Trait: Egghead
    Assets purchased: 1 hardware factory
    Starting tech: Hardware II
     
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  6. Sonereal

    Sonereal ♫We got the guillotine♫ Supporter

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    Company name: Soulmind
    Company Headquarters: Indianapolis, Indiana
    CEO Name: Luke Roy
    CEO Trait: Veteran
    Assets purchased: Weapons Factory
    Know How: 5x Weapons
     
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  7. NinjaCow64

    NinjaCow64 Thought Bubble Thinker Supporter

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    Company name: Harwey Conglomerate
    Company Headquarters: Western European Union, Berlin.
    CEO Name: Frederick Harwey
    CEO Trait: Natrual Lobbyist
    Assets Purchased: 5 Mines in ASEAN Region.
    Know-How: Commodities (1 point)
     
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  8. Decamper

    Decamper ..!

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    Company Name: EuroSense
    Company Headquarters: Western European Union, London
    CEO Name: Mark Bridge
    CEO Trait: Trust Fund
    Assets Purchased: 4 recording studios, 4 movie theaters
    (1 of each in Western EU, North American Union, Pacific Trade Partnership, ASEAN)

     
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  9. Zappericus

    Zappericus Euro scumbag

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    Company name: Zavod Global
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    The Eurasian Union, Moscow
    CEO Name: Aleksander Belka
    CEO Trait: Trust Fund

    Assets purchased
    - 1 Oil in The Silk Road (1,000,000$) - RusGaz, subsidiary company
    - 10 Farms in The Silk Road (1,000,000$) - AGRI-Invest, subsidiary company
    - 10 Farms in ASEAN (1,000,000$) - AGRI-Invest, subsidiary company
    (know how: x1 commodities)

    Zavod Global is a growing multi-branch company spearheading their operations from the newly risen Euroasian Union. Formerly an all-agricultural focus company by the name of AGRI-Invest during the cold-war era under the Soviet Union. The corporation renamed themselves Zavod Global after the company's founder Aleksy Blencye Zavod, and expanded by moving their industry to China, Vietnam, Philippines, and Singapore for dirt-cheap manpower and massed agricultural produce.

    As of late, Zavod Global has recently entered the oil industry by purchasing the rights to oil deposits along the northeastern shores of China through contacts in their government, spending a stunning amount of credit to construct their extraction and refining platform. Speculations surrounding Zavod Global's supposed bribery and extortion of the Chinese Minister of Energy to gain the deposits has yet to show any manner of concrete evidence, and both parties deny all accusations.

    Meanwhile, now standing as the world's largest supplier of agricultural produce, Zavod Global has stated that it will turn its eyes towards other branches of industry, whilst remaining at the top of the food chain, literally.
     
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  10. Double A

    Double A ♫We got the guillotine♫

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    Where's my giant robot?
     
  11. christos200

    christos200 Never tell me the odds

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    Company name: Ming Corporation
    Company Headquarters: New Silk Road, Hong Kong
    CEO Name: Yang Kang
    CEO Trait: Trust Fund
    Assets purchased: 1 Oil Well in Arab League, 1 R&D Lab (Software) in New Silk Road
    Know-How: Electronics (1 point)
     
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  12. Nuka-sama

    Nuka-sama See ya! It has been a fun decade!

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    Go down that Weapons tree, I'm sure it's there somewhere ;)

    @All, great sign ups so far. Be sure to distribute your "Know How" point; if none is given, I'll assign it to your highest value industry.

    Also, be sure to specify the location of your asset purchases or I will assume they are in wherever your headquarters are.
     
  13. Grandkhan

    Grandkhan Telvanni Master Wizard

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    Company Name: Peaches Inc
    Company Headquarters: Palo Alto, North American Union
    CEO Name: Reeve Stobs
    CEO Trait: Visionary
    Assets purchased: 1 Factory (Hardware) in Indian Ocean Economic Zone
    Know-How: Electronics
     
  14. Nuka-sama

    Nuka-sama See ya! It has been a fun decade!

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    Small mistake in the rules that you had to have government permission to build banks has been fixed. You do not need government permission for banks
     
  15. Zappericus

    Zappericus Euro scumbag

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    Question. Can nations put bans on player products? Will embargoes affect players?
     
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  16. Nuka-sama

    Nuka-sama See ya! It has been a fun decade!

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    Yea a company can be specifically targeted by another bloc but it would be incredibly difficult and almost impossible if that company has a big presence in that bloc too. Embargoes can definitely affect players
     
  17. erez87

    erez87 Lord of Random

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    Company name: Grayheart & Co.
    Company Headquarters: New York, NAU
    CEO Name: Mark Grayheart
    CEO Trait: Scaler
    Assets purchased: 4 farms in Silk Road, 4 farms in African Union, 3 farms in ASEAN
    Bank: 20k
    Know How: Commodities

    It is a new era in the world, where the whole world is nearly united. Now we must take of those places that are still so far behind. We shall alleviate the hunger of the third world and continue to work for a greater and richer future for all!
     
  18. Nuka-sama

    Nuka-sama See ya! It has been a fun decade!

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    Try to get your sign ups in by Wednesday, the companies are looking great so far :)
     
  19. Amesjay

    Amesjay Warlord

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    Company name: Tianlong Pharmaceuticals
    Company Headquarters: Singapore (ASEAN)
    CEO Name: Li Rui (eg. Mr Li)
    CEO Trait: Deal Maker
    Assets purchased: Factory (Singapore, ASEAN)
    Bank: $100,000
    Know How: Pharmaceuticals
     
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  20. Omega124

    Omega124 Challenging Fate

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    Company name:
    Gog and Magog, Ltd.
    Company Headquarters: City of London, London, UK, WEU
    CEO Name: Rebecca Lott
    CEO Trait: Trust Fund
    Assets Purchased: 1 Weapons Factory
    Know-How: Weapons

    Sone, questioning how you can afford a weapons factory, which costs three million, without trust fund.
     
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