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Terminal Velocity: The Moonage Daydream

Discussion in 'Imperium OffTopicum' started by Immaculate, Feb 5, 2016.

  1. Immaculate

    Immaculate unerring

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    Two great questions!

    1. The “free market” USA is red. The “democratic traditions” USA is blue.
    The map is very fluid at this point and while each side has ‘strongholds’ much of the area between them change hands frequently.


    2. Swaziland is a land of lawlessness and warlords at present. The 7 divisions there probably work for seven different warlords. They are all ‘basic default’ doctrine which means they are basically just militias, not real militaries. It indicates that the majority of the region has just fallen into anarchy.

    @Celtic, Tolni, others:

    The applications do not necessarily mean you will get those nations. I’m going to leave ‘claims’ open for a bit and allow people to sign up. Once I have enough, I’ll assign nations according to both what people want to play and what needs a player. It makes no sense for me to have a player for, say, Fiji, and none for India. So please feel free to agree between you who gets first ‘dibs’ on a country but ultimately I can promise nothing until all the claims are in and nations have been assigned.

    Okay. You can leave out your first tier choices if you absolutely don't want to include them.

    And yes, there are a number of international organizations that with a bit of prodding and good player leadership could form into more centralized confederacies and be played as a union. ECOWAS (minus Nigeria and those it has intimidated in its immediate sphere of influence) and the Maghreb Union are two of those. So while no, you cannot start as playing those international organizations, there is definitely room for those to develop and become the next ‘East African Federation’ or EU, or ASEAN, etc. In fact, I was sort of hoping someone would move in that direction.

    Regarding south Africa, feel free to make a claim; someone else’s claim should not prevent you from making your own. This is NOT first come first serve.
     
  2. tobiisagoodboy

    tobiisagoodboy Prince

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    ALright then my Picks would bee:

    Ghana,South Africa and Morocco.

    Don't really care which one I get. Ghana and Morocco are a good chance to form a larger Federation while South Africa is simply very stong already, somebody has to bring Peace, Freedom and democracy to Swasiland
     
  3. Blaze Injun

    Blaze Injun Night Radio KYSE

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    Hey,

    1. New Zealand
    2. Korea
    3. Finland
    4. Argentina
    5. Israel


    Thanks,

    Blaze Injun
     
  4. Immaculate

    Immaculate unerring

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    Sounds reasonable. I am amending the list of nations with launch capacity.
     
  5. Nuka-sama

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

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    1. ASEAN
    2. China
    3. Korea
    4. Japan

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    1. Croatia
    2. Congo
    3. Serbia
     
  6. Blaze Injun

    Blaze Injun Night Radio KYSE

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    Hey

    Launch Capable Nations from Space Answers.

    Over the last 57 years of space exploration a lot of countries have had some involvement in space. This can range from the building of rockets, designing experiments to go on board and even providing and training the astronauts who go into space. Due to the tremendous cost of space travel, exploration outside our planet has become a truly international affair.

    That being said only a limited selection of countries possess the ability to launch something into orbit around the Earth. To date there are 9 countries that have orbital launch capability. These are Russia, the United States, France, Japan, China, India, Israel, Iran and North Korea. These 9 countries have the ability to build and launch an orbit capable vehicle. Great Britain developed launch capacity in the 1970’s but did not join the European consortium Arianespace, therefore losing this ability. A few other countries have inherited technology allowing them to make orbital flights. These include Ukraine and South Korea, and nine other European countries who have access through the combined effort of ESA and Arianespace.


    That shown, I haven't read much of the timeline yet so its what it is research. I do find that Great Britain losing its ability a surprise. :D


    Blaze Injun
     
  7. Zappericus

    Zappericus Euro scumbag

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    1. Euroasian Union (Russia)
    2. Ummah Al'Salaam

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    3. Norway
    4. Ukraine
    5. Sweden
     
  8. christos200

    christos200 Never tell me the odds

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    Greece.

    Don't want a top tier state.
     
  9. Ailedhoo

    Ailedhoo wonderer

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    Whatever happens one thing for sure: if I become China I will aim to build a moon colony; the same if I am Japan. Eurasia would too seek.

    If I become Chile, Serbia or Ozzieland I too will seek out the stars by aiming for space capabilities.
     
  10. Immaculate

    Immaculate unerring

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    Spoiler :

    yeah, i read that too. Its where i got my list. i figure the UK launches through EU facilities...
     
  11. Immaculate

    Immaculate unerring

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    So, looking through people's choices of nations, I need potential new players to strongly consider:

    Colombia or Venezuela
    Mexico
    Brazil
    East African Federation
    Nigeria
    Iran
     
  12. Tyo

    Tyo HANDS HIGH TO THE SOUND Retired Moderator

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    1st tier
    1. Japan
    2. EuroUnion
    3. Brazil

    2nd tier
    1. Korea
    2. Sweden
    3. Norway
     
  13. Zappericus

    Zappericus Euro scumbag

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    I've grown rather fond of Ummah Al'Salaam. What's their deal? How are things politically?
     
  14. Immaculate

    Immaculate unerring

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    Politically? Fairly stable; two major groups: Traditionalist/religious and more liberal/progressives.
    With time they've gradually become more liberalized as they recover from years of occupation (and, honestly, predatory policies by the previous regimes and business interests).
     
  15. Bair_the_Normal

    Bair_the_Normal 全は禪

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    Tier I:
    Japan- mainly because as is painfully apparent, I have a lot and a lot of feelings about future Japan.

    Tier II:
    Hungary,
    Afghanistan,
    Bangladesh
     
  16. Masada

    Masada Koi-san!

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  17. Civ'ed

    Civ'ed I ain't gotta explain a thing

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    I should point out that although I numerically listed several nations, they really should ALL be labelled 1). I don't really mind which one I get
     
  18. Immaculate

    Immaculate unerring

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    The following nations have been assigned:

    Canada: Thomas.Berubeg
    USA (capitalist): CelticEmpire
    USA (socialist): Christopher_Sni
    Colombia: Blaze Injun
    Argentina, Bolivia, Paraguay, and Uraguay: Tolni
    United Kingdom: Seon
    Greece: Christos
    Ghana: Tobisisagoodboy
    Zambia: Civ'ed
    India: Decamper

    The remaining nations still need to be assigned. I may reach out to some of you and ask you to try playing a nation I feel you would be well-matched for but which you did not apply for.
     
  19. gay_Aleks

    gay_Aleks communism will win.

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    Curses, did I lose something at RNG or something...Also, do I run all four of those countries as one or what..?
     
  20. Immaculate

    Immaculate unerring

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    Sorry... tough decisions and all that.

    If you do not want Argentina et al., thats okay (though i really do need a strong player at the helm of that nation).
     

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