What is a Stereotype for AN's Citizens? & What is a Stereotype for AN's Citizens? II
•Self-destructing liberals. The greatest allies Islam has ever had. Don't know what type of "Islam" you're talking about. Lovely.
•Basically all the Canadian stereotypes, so overly-polite vaguely socially liberal people who do nothing but watch hockey while eating Kraft dinners and drinking Tim Horton's all day long.
•Fluffy headed mild mannered goodwilled people.
•Ardent pacifists and compromisers.
•His/Her citizens love the environment more than anything else.
•Ardent pacifists and radical centrists.
•Some isolated nationalistic people from every culture and race.
•International stereotype: liberal, progressive, peaceful.
•Friendly, peaceful, cosmopolitan, and polite; the average Astorian is fairly cheerful and there is a roughly 50/50 chance of them being some sort of anthropologized "Anthropomorphised", probably. -ed animal.
•Indecisive, politically correct wannabe-capitalists.
•They build their history books
•ASTORIA CAN INTO SPACE. That is all I need to say.
•Everyone in Astoria is a city comptroller, and the whole nation is just one never-ending city council meeting.
•Pacifists from North America/Europe.
•“Them? I mean, they’re not the worst. They’re kind of like Americans but well, more frightened. Honestly they’re okay folk but I think they are also a little stuck in tradition too.” - Forlanian Ambassador to Bratislava, Jennifer Gonzales.
•They're often too nice to their own criminals.
•They eat haggis everyday.
•Patriotic well meaning nice people.
•If a bathroom has a toilet on it, they don't care however it is, but they like it.
•Liberal technology-loving capitalists.
•Friendly and cheery, but otherwise somewhat bland and perhaps a tad simple.
•Furries. Ironically said from a nation which has werewolves..
•High-tech savvy intellectuals who drink cafe latte at the nearest bistro.
•Cheerful cat people with liberal themes.
•Artistic and creative pacifists.
•Socially awkward nerds who love to read a lot.
•Lefty liberals who may be furries.
•Calm and stoic. Natural-born culinarists.
Tips to survive in the AN
•Throw away all of the furry stereotypes, that you know, as it will not help you there. Ohh, and avoid discussing military topics, period.
What's the distinguishing/unique feature of AN or its User?
•They're so detailed they actually give us their climate information AND their license plates.
•They're a pretty rational and well spoken dude.
•They're taking one of their old nations and pretty much completely copy pasting that nation into this newer one to make this nation their primary. I don't think I've heard of anyone else doing that.
•They remind me of a alternative Canada, which is quite unique tbh.
•Probably the most unique thing in the AN most of the population is based on Zootopia, for the OOC user however is that they are African which is certainly surprising and cool at the same time.
•The above user is not ashamed to use NationStates Statistics, which is an unworthy function.
•They've developed a fantastic amount of lore surrounding their nation. Their nationbuilding skills are up there with the best I'd say.
•They hate being named Astoriya and/or Asturias! Also, an actual furry nation? Damn. That's unique.
•Remember back when they abolished death penalty circa 5000 BCE? Yeah.
•They're furries, but they ain't too keen on flexing about it. Good on you!
•Their short responses and lack of factbook content despite the fact that they spend so much time in the AN threads.
•I helped them in one of their factbooks. Also, furries.
•There are humanoid kangaroos. Can't tell if I'm interested or scared.
•I've just finished listening to your national anthem and it's pretty darned nice, both the music and the lyrics. I'd rate it a solid 9/10.
•Has amazingly achieved very few badges.
•The usage of NS stats.
•They're constantly being accused of being a furry by everyone else.
•Love the flag and the signature, and I appreciate people who use the Roger Rabbit Effect. Even has a trope factbook, that's pretty unique. First person I've ever seen from Nigeria who wasn't a prince.
•It's the Maple Leaf. I see a Maple Leaf. It's already labelled as Canada full stop.
•They definitely have a quirky national identity. It's just the right amount of politicking.
•Their flag and also the concept of anthropomorphic animals and humans coexisting together in one nation.
•Astorian flag is being changed pretty often. They also have their own language and the "Capital Act of 1673" which is, indeed - pretty unique..
Silver Commonwealth (and their puppet Fox shogunate)
•Their freestyle, and minimalist factbooks - kind of reminds of me before I started to work on formatting more.
•A very nice version of Germany, The insignia is also very unique.
•Their flag looks like the sea.
•Finally a furry nation that isn't a straight-up parody or shoddily executed! I have faith in you fella!
•They're one of the nations that gets angry when you call them the wrong name (not necessarily a bad thing, I do too) and the fact that Astoria is a nation of anthropomorphic animals
•They’re one of the few furry nations on this site.
•They gladly accept NS stats.
•There's not much to say since most of it are barebone unfinished factbooks. But it's always unique to see an NS user before 2015 returning.
•Never seen a nation that took this long to complete a factbook.
•They abolished the death penalty in 5701 BC
Valentine Z (and their many puppets)
•The left and right aligned sig, which I haven't really seen much, to be honest. And a mixture of anthropomorphic animals, with humans living alongside.
•They were formerly known as Kayana.
•Lots of information on small things like phone calling codes and license plates.
•Probably the only nation I've seen who are so vehemently opposed to the death penalty to the point where it forms the basis of whether or not they enter diplomatic relations with foreign powers. Also one of the few furry nations on here that is neither a troll nor a steaming mess of UwU bulls---.
•Hmm, I'd have to say the fact they gave a set of instructions for the BN (currently me) to post by, that being said their Capital Act of 1674 prevents them from scolding me as it states no contact is to be made with nations with the death penalty, so I will also say that they seem to dislike the letter 'Y'.
Culture Shock the AN: VI
•We put furries in camps, and re-educate or terminate them. A dictator recently seized power, running a sham democracy.
•We invented the car.
•We are the worst enemy of anti-Gamergate news sites like Kotaku.
•Capital punishment remains in active use.
•Capital punishment remains in use and is legal in every prefecture.
•Democrat, and Republican parties are banned in our timeline.
•Every one of us are robots.
•The population of Brytain is completely human.
•Due to a troubled past and an altered genome, cannibalism is not considered a taboo, although in modern times it is more of a niche foodstuff, but consuming dead relatives is still common.
•Our government is largely centralized. Local governments exist to enforce the laws created at the national level, not to make their own laws.
•In the Fascist Waffle Empire, gladiatorial combat is not only used as punishment for prisoners guilty of crimes, including murder and rape. It is also one of the most high paying jobs in the country, with the entry level earning upwards of $150,000 a year.
•We teach that God created the planet 4.5 billion years ago, and evolution happens because God was lazy.
If the AN existed in YN’s universe?
•They would become one of the highest populated places, and become a dream destination for "aesthetic" teens.
•We wouldn't really be bothered by them as they are none of our concern. Although if they invade us we will wipe them from the face of the earth. If they embargo us we wouldn't really be bothered since we don't do trade with anyone, only a few countries trade with us and they are authoritarian.
•Well, considering how peaceful they are, we would approach them with negotiations over trading and discussions about the division of our space colonies' territories.
•Speaking of embargo, we would put heavy sanctions on them, and make sure, that they don't receive any supplies. When they would be weakened enough, we would invade, and in case of victory, create the "Territory of Astoria", and set up something similar to Bantustans there, while integrating the territory as a part of an another region, or its own region. In the process, probably start to purge other species as well, except perhaps for AIs.
•Seems like another cookie-cutter democracy, with its petty virtue signaling and unsustainable spending habits. Perhaps at some point their social security checks will become unsustainable or they will be overrun with foreign migrants, and the upset this will cause will send ripples internationally. Otherwise, their presences is negligible. Another right-winger. Lovely. *eyeroll* -ed
•It would be sort of the same thing. It would be competing with other military powers such as the United States, but their space colonies would simply not exist in the way it does within their universe.
•We probably wouldn't care very much. They seem like the sort to keep to themselves, and I doubt they would go for any sort of land grab considering their pacifism and our isolated location. They would probably try to embargo us for one reason or another, but we're fairly self-sufficient. Should the embargoes become an actual problem, we could always invade.
YL receives a proposal of marriage from AN's Leader
•'I'm gonna take that as a no.'
•"I politely decline." -Jericho Jenkins
•"No." - Administrator Nadia Elbaz
•Oooh, now you've yourself a proposal from someone else too? Looks like someone has the hearts for you too, Clarissa! Are we... double-crossing each other?
Ahh, for goodness' sake, I don't know that guy too! I... ok, fine, fair enough! Rather than questioning and doubting each other, we should find out more on this!
Good, good! Because I surely can't take this anymore! I never have the idea of me leaving you, and I am damn sure that you are not going to leave me like so!
Anddd CUT! Damn, that's beautiful! Clarissa, Valentijn, you two did great! In fact, I could see a quarrel between you to, but I think you don't want that!
This is going to be a box office hit, I can feel it, Val! Ohhh, Val, I am sorry if my words hurt you so just now! I was just trying my bestest to act and all, heh heh!
Hahaha, right you are, my dearest! But of course, know that this is all acting from both you and I! I still love you, Darling Clarissa! ♥ More affection later, haha!
What do you think life is like in the AN?
•Rather plain and unassuming, I'd presume.
•Like a really cliche, over-the-top, Japanese anime.
•Like Canada or the UK without the monarchy.
•It looks like a great place to live.
•I guess it would be pretty good.
•Overall safe and quite pleasant. Maybe a little boring, though.
•Pretty comfortable, you don't really have to worry about much, which is either really boring or a really good thing depending on what type of person you are. You're either a humble farmer or a city slicker, either way you're a hard worker.
•A bit like living in England. Hope you’ve got a TV license, m8.
•Like the countryside.
•Mostly chill, albeit a little restricted.
•From what I can gather, like most European countries ie. Germany or France.
•Perfectly pleasant, I would imagine, although the onus is on the in
•Sounds mostly OK from the NS assesment.
•Very diverse, and easily travellable.
•Generally peaceful. With most conflicts externally abolished, citizens enjoy an era of prosperity.
•Anyways, life there would be pretty good and probably pretty intriguing due to the encountering of the anthros. The people there probably have a bit of an outdoor kind of lifestyle despite the climate being wet and rainy in general. It would also be quite liberal there and the environment is most likely quite pristine.
•Probably not that bad. I would give it a try, but I'm not sure I would like living in Astoria.
•Sounds like a generally nice place to live.
•Quite stable with a nice environment and with the ability to live one's life how they want.
•Similar to life in a Nordic country, people are kinda soft and I'd probably be very annoyed.
•I was thinking that it will be some sort of life on a archipelago, and the tropical life will be the best!
•Like New Zealand, however with Japanese characteristics.
•Not as bad as some other nations, I'd say it's quite good.
AN Man: The Game
•...realises that the anthros aren't hallucinations, questioned why he hadn't figured this out sooner.
•...detained for giving candy to children
•...arrested for cleaning cars without a permit in downtown Footscray
•...drenches himself in ranch sauce to surprise his girlfriend, ends up getting arrested for attempting to rape a woman down the street after jumping out of his window.
•...caught trying to shoot his anthropomorphic neighbour. When asked, he said, "I thought he was an animal".
•...dressed up as a bear and stole pic-a-nic baskets from a national park.
•...commits serial murder after repeated misspelling of his name in government census.
What do you think were AU's thoughts while making AN?
•What if we were Republican, but also had big government?
•I’ve had enough of the Y in my name.
•You know what i want to do? I want to be a sensible person and try to make a normal nation.
•I want to make a furryfied-ish UK... let's do it.
•I can satisfy my dream, that's cool! :metal:
•Beaches, industry, and capitalism. Why not?
•Anthropomorphic animals deserve more recognition in NationStates! Therefore, I must make a country based on Zootopia!
•Let’s make a furry nation! But actually halfway decent, inoffensive and competent!
Your Tourist's Review of the Above Nation VII
•Beautiful anthem, rather nice place, enjoyed the freedoms. Was actually quite nice to see what we could be without a monarch; though their multiculturalism was distasteful.
•The beaches were magnificent and the food was great, kind of reminded me of Jamaica. The people were also very friendly, warm and created a welcoming environment.
•I mean, it was an interesting place, but not one I would recommend to travel to.
•I went to someone else's nation for the 4th time, and hm hm, it went really well! :D People over here accepted me, and they were curious about me!
•I could actually breathe the air without it being covered in marijuana smoke and the capital was nice enough.
•I never minded, even if it was a bit small, i like relaxing their, I do hope the ban on travel is soon fully repealed soon for nations like this. "ban on travel" not exactly accurate, but referring to the Capital Act. -ed
•Not much to say overall but I travelled throughout their lands and saw that every area has vastly different feels, so I guess I'll eventually find a place for me. 6/10.
•It was quite a pleasant experience. I found myself enjoying the sights and scenery, and the food was quite delicious. I believe I will return for another holiday, perhaps with my family.
•Pretty nice. Just your typical Nordic country. Clean air, nice people, etc.
•More tech than the Sierra Madre has gold!
•Mmmmm, that cake was good. But they denied me access to their spaceships. Wait, this isn't Greece? I feel betrayed.
•Cool breezes in the Astorian springtime can really calm the nerves.
•Huh, it's amazingly similar to Plaetopia in some aspects... It's really a nice place to relax.
•Well, I was allowed to have a gun, but everyone looked at me weirdly when I carried it.
•Well, it was fairly nice, and a small country. Despite being weaker in military, way more clean than the Deep South back in home - Atlanta has been turned into a monstrous Khrushchyovka zone by now. I didn't mind all the animals there as well - I was interested about their kind even since I was a little kid.
•Nice place, would recommend you go around December. You can go sightseeing but make sure you clean after yourself, overall would come again.
•It was pretty nice.
•Apart from rights and leadership it isn't that different. Harder to breathe.
•It was different, remarkably so; the government wasn’t as restrictive compared to the one at home and the people were oddly friendly, which I found abnormal. Maybe because I was from Rapture, with citizens mostly having a mindset for survival by watching themselves carefully with little trust with others. Overall, it was a pleasant experience.
•Me and my family had a good time in [the] Central Province. We got a lot of stares while walking the streets as three dragons and a giant insect tend to get but we're used to it. Now if only they built their buildings a bit bigger so that every time we wanted to see something inside, I wouldn't have to walk in with a camera while my family watched the feed outside.
•Yet another centralist trapped in political limbo. Well at least I wasn't chased out of the country for preaching communism....I actually was just smiled at and asked to speak a bit softer. So I eventually just decided to give up and take a walk through some of the capital.
Guess what life is like in AN based on its primary banner!
•Urban, peaceful, and welcoming if you don't mind the animal people.
•A peaceful community that socialises a lot. Their citizens feel welcomed everyday.
•Probably fine and not unlike life in a typical developed nation - but everyone's an anthropomorphic animal.
•Is that.. a furry? I um.. It looks.. too.. utopian.
•Why do I have the feeling life there is similar to Zootopia?
What was your most recent impression of AN?
•Yeah, drama may have happened here and there, but you're still a nice person in my eyes. I don't get what all the fuzz was about.
•Probably at least a little bit of a furry, but is probably tired of hearing that. Other than that, pretty chill and pretty good in running a nation.
•Entertaining flag. I assume it's some kind of organisation or business.
•They seem rather chill, though prone to sarcastic rebuttals to posts they either dislike or consider to be sub-par, which I guess is fair in some cases.
•Meh, it's Astoria. What should I say?
•He has come along way since getting chided on having barebone factbooks and have noticeably grown. Let's keep it that way.
•Anyways... perhaps a little belligerent (I read Moderation obsessively) but capable of humour and fun. Never could figure out why you don't want to clarify 'Astoria' in your sig though.
•I still think of them as Astoriya instead of Astoria as a joke. Also, what's with having 2 nations that are the same and using both? It's rather off. Overall, decent nation, even with the furries.
•Their nation's name is quite similar to Solaire's homeland from the game Dark Souls, was this intentional? Who knows?
•Alright, now he has got a bit more verbose posts - that's good. Also, it turns out, that he now has also read a bit more about social democracy, as he doesn't call himself a demsoc anymore, and seems to dislike communists. Honesty is always good, ya know.
•So he made a new nation because there old one had a spelling error, which I like. He is a animal lover, which I also respect. Seems like a nice guy.
•Mi is suspicious about this kiddo here present...
•Well maybe a tad on the sensitive side. But overall an average person for these threads-ish.
•They are still without a fighting force but have so managed to be out sight of conquistadores. Otherwise, the characters in the country still need more spice.
•Huh, a world where cartoons and reality collide, oh wonderful! I think that when it comes to adding cartoons in their nation...they would at least add some comedy right?
•I find their sig interesting, but what about the factbooks?
•They seem to have finally settled on a flag design, and a pretty good one at that.