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Democratic Socialist Assembly RMB

WA Delegate: The Bayar Commonwealth Kingdom of Veyoris (elected )

Founder: The Troisième République of Opalaland

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 13th Most Influential: 29th Most Nations: 118th+31
Most Compassionate Citizens: 448th Nicest Citizens: 480th Most Inclusive: 547th Largest Welfare Programs: 551st Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 598th Most Cheerful Citizens: 613th Most Pacifist: 732nd Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 839th Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 854th Best Weather: 858th Most Rebellious Youth: 862nd Most Beautiful Environments: 867th Most Advanced Public Education: 919th Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 934th Most Cultured: 955th Smartest Citizens: 1,019th Most Valuable International Artwork: 1,055th Most Advanced Public Transport: 1,075th Healthiest Citizens: 1,081st Safest: 1,198th Largest Governments: 1,288th Highest Average Tax Rates: 1,342nd Lowest Crime Rates: 1,429th Highest Poor Incomes: 1,473rd Largest Publishing Industry: 1,490th Most Secular: 1,499th Longest Average Lifespans: 1,708th Most Scientifically Advanced: 1,712th Largest Information Technology Sector: 1,747th Most Subsidized Industry: 1,762nd Most Developed: 1,917th
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Democratic Socialist Assembly contains 189 nations, the 118th most in the world.

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NationWA CategoryMotto
1.The Free Land of VaravanoCivil Rights Lovefest“War itself is the enemy of the human race.”
2.The Green Communes of LaevendellLeft-wing Utopia“What's mine is yours as well.”
3.The Republic of BasilianiaLeft-wing Utopia“Omnium et Communia”
4.The Andenian Spiritual Union of MettiaCivil Rights Lovefest“Be the change you want to see in the world.”
5.The Technocratic State of Scientists AlliedLiberal Democratic Socialists“Science is magic that works.”
6.The United Kingdom of La Pays De SolielLiberal Democratic Socialists“May the Sun shine Ever down upon this United Kingdom.”
7.The Aurora Federation of Solus UnusLeft-wing Utopia“May we preserve the peace and conserve the future.”
8.The Commonwealth of RequandScandinavian Liberal Paradise“Let us unite by knowing our differences.”
9.The Socialist Commonwealth of SuceavijaLeft-wing Utopia“Love, integrity and perseverance shall make us great.”
10.The Kingd' o' t' Herrebrugh Isl' of HerrebrughLiberal Democratic Socialists“Die wel doet en hoeft niet omzien”
1234. . .1819»

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Chapter III: Hide and seek

The two children could not have been more different from each other. Dòchas had pale Chasach skin, short blond hair, and two icy blue eyes, which looked like gems, set in a crown of freckles. Teachd was clearly of the Dùth ethnic group: long dark hair, gathered in a triple braid, eyebrows already marked and pitch black, skin the same color as the sand of the Ghazi desert. Both were thin, gaunt, hollow. They had been hungry, it was obvious. They had suffered poverty: you could tell by the clothes they wore. Dòchas wore a large white t-shirt dappled with a sweat not his own, and jeans ripped and worn. Clothes that had probably been given to him after he entered Talamia. Teachd, on the other hand, kept what remained of his traditional Dùth clothes: a diut cloth tunic, the result of a particular carding of the wool of the Caoraich sheep, made only by the Dùth.

We were silent for several minutes. I would have expected everything, except to find myself in that situation. Two innocent children sitting in front of me. I tried to draw on my knowledge of the Cànan language but I didn't even know if those two spoke it or if they only knew their respective dialects. I knew very little of Dùth, much less of Chasach, a thorny language poor in vowels. When Bulesikur Egregori put his hand on my shoulder, I jumped, and I knew where to start.

"Who's the best at falaich?"

The four small eyes lit up and the dispute immediately ignited. Dòchas stood up on his chair waving his hands, Teachd started yelling "I" in a very narrow variant of his dialect. I had obtained the information I needed to start that interview: I needed a translator and the two children had already met. But where?

I was satisfied just that I had passed the barrier of the first question and when I turned to Bulseikur and Kremno, it was to ask them two requests. I got up and told them, "Kremno, take me to the nearest refugee camp. Bulesikur, play hide and seek with them in the meantime. Make them both win."

Later I found myself at the refugee camp number IV of Ereterma. Kremno had only agreed to accompany me alone after seeing how passionately Bulesikur had started playing falaich. An expanse of shacks covered with asbestos sheets welcomed me. Overlooking a single, long dirt road, there must have been about two hundred. At the entrance, two volunteers from the association for the defense of the rights of immigrants from Sorsluth had welcomed us with a big smile. The conditions of the camp were little more than decent. A family was assigned to each hut. The Sorlaidir family, however, is generally made up of two parents and at least three children, as tradition dictates. Those barracks were made to accommodate a maximum of two people. Ereterma had never faced a crisis of this kind. It was usually the second most affected city by migratory flows after Stamexo. I dare not imagine what the situation could be there.

I had explained to Kremno the reason for our visit: there we would have to look for a translator capable of speaking both the Dùth and Chasach languages. It was very rare to come across a Sorslaidir capable of this. But rumors were circulating about that place and I wanted to go and see for myself. Escorted to hut number 89 by the same volunteer who had let us in, a young Talamian from Anen named Ekousio, a large family welcomed us. A father, a mother and seven children were busy hanging freshly washed clothes on a metal wire. One of the ones I initially referred to as children, however, was far too big for those two parents. "He is the person you are looking for", Ekousio told us. I walked over to the frail bald man with glasses. He was hanging out a green shirt. I had seen similar ones in the past. I couldn't understand his ethnicity.

"Hi, my name is Barute Domonodo. I'm a-"
"I know very well who you are"
The answer stunned me.
"I expected you to be more responsive, given your reputation. The question you want to ask me is "what's your name?". I am Eadar-Theangaiche Beul. Dùnadh Beul was my direct ancestor."

Greetings fellow RPers, starting this week from the Ministry of Roleplay will be kicking off our first flashback to the past event, with the timeline taking place during the 1920s. Discuss and roleplay about the historical occurrences happening within your nation, or merge it with someone else's and create mass lore together. Party Like It's 1929 For The Week!

I have posted my stance on the current legislation proposal in the voting thread. TL;DR I'm voting AGAINST - and I think you should too.

President Gabriella Sindevir--@POTARA5

Happy to report that the Alinnian Workforce Participation Rate has jumped nearly 2.5% in one day--a trend my administration looks to follow in the coming weeks. We are continuing to work with the Republican Party in constructing legislation which serves those who need it most: hardworking Alinnians. Our retail sector now stands as one of the best in the region and world. More money into Alinnian households. Rest assured, our eyes are on the prize: tax reform. My administration is working diligently, alongside Democrats and Republicans in the Sentinel, to provide landmark reform as quickly as possible. We remain one of the strongest economies in the world. This is only the beginning for our great Republic.

Senator Ellison Edwards--@SenatorEdwards

Do not be fooled by the Democratic Party's attempt to fool you by the fact Alinn currently has a 56 percent WPR. What will tomorrow hold for radical liberal policies which have not sustained us anyway? FYI Madame President... President LeBlanc holds the record at 66.9 percent while your predecessor, President Haines-Korbin, holds the second-highest WPR with 65.8 percent. Sindevir's highest WPR? 62.9 percent--but that was on the day you were elected. We went downhill from there. The biggest increase you have made is to our tax rate... we're up nearly 8 (!!!) percent since your inauguration. #WeNeedREALChange

Sorry, no politics allowed.

Check out the latest news from the UKLPDS!

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Today is 02.26.2021

Special Report

We're going to Urborea!

Yes, you read that right. We're going to Urborea.

After months of inaction by Parliament, they finally have passed something worth mentioning. Yesterday evening, the Ministry of Defense moved to form a new organization within it's ranks. It will be called the United Space Command. The USC will combine all Military and Public space organizations under one roof and be under the command of a triumvirate. This triumvirate will consist of one military liaison, who was named as Lieutenant General Samantha Carter; one public liaison, who has been named as Gregory Wilkinson; and one Parliamentarian, who has been named as Sir Walter Blackstone. The triumvirate will oversee all day to day operations.

Along with passing the United Space Command Authorizing Act, Parliament also passed the Urborea Mission Authorizing Act which has set the United Space Command on the ground with its feet running. The act sets the mission of the USC as establishing a colony on the third planet of our solar system, Urborea. To that end, the first phase of the project will consist of a station orbiting our moon, Danae, and a small outpost there as well. The station will be able to refuel and recharge spacecraft. It will also serve as a rest area for spacecraft crew and as a staging area for the outpost below. The station will constructed in low orbit using our orbital defense platforms and the recently complete space elevator. It will then be towed into place using modified Starcruiser rockets. The outpost will have orbital maintenance, communications, fuel processing, Helium-3 mining and crew facilities. These two facilities should be completed within 18 months.

Phase two of the project is to design and build a vehicle capable of reaching Urborea safely. Phase three of the project consists of constructing a station in the orbit of Urborea with the following capabilities: refueling, crew and passenger, recharging, and construction facilities. The final phase, phase four, of the project will consist of the construction and habitation of the colony.

Minor Bills recently passed.

Along with the two bills named above, the Parliament also passed the Wildlife Defense Project Act which establishes a fund to aimed at subsidizing the cost of upkeep and maintenance of local parks and wildlife preserves. They also passed the Governmental Management and Authorization Act which, among other minor changes to the bureaucracy of the government, subisidizes the cost of District and local governments compliance with the Electronic Documents Act.

As always: Good Luck and Godspeed

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From The Ministry of Role-Play

Ever wanted to live a quiet peaceful life? Awake in your cottagecore shack next to your beautiful lesbian ent wife? Venture to town to fetch some meat from last night's hunt of the nighthorde? Go down to the pier and do some fishing, listening to the sounds of the murky creatures lurking below? Maybe go into the woods to pick some mushrooms while the birds chirp the sounds of the dead? Well now you can!

Join us in the start of a new alternate universe RP: Village RP. Create a village in a small but magical world. Read the dispatch below for more. If you want to post any RP about it here on the RMB, just mark it as "Village RP" or give some kind of indication that it is that (so we don't get confused)

Ever wanted to live a quiet peaceful life? Awake in your cottagecore shack next to your beautiful lesbian ent wife? Venture to town to fetch some meat from last night's hunt of the nighthorde? Go down to the pier and do some fishing, listening to the sounds of the murky creatures lurking below? Maybe go into the woods to pick some mushrooms while the birds chirp the sounds of the dead? Well now you can!

Here in the DSA, we have two role-play universes: Main RP and Village RP. The Main RP is, well, our main one with nations and global cooperation and the horrors of daytime television. Village RP, however, is different. There are no nations, no global interactions, none of that. It's all smaller and in an alternate universe of RP.

  • Players can create a village or town, indicated by dots on the map. There are no borders, just villages. You can determine the extent of your influence through discusssion and roleplay with other villages. To claim a spot, directly message Student Loan Debt with the village name and where you'd like to be

  • You can expand by making more villages. However, you are limited to 3 villages max

  • There will only be 1 city, that being a neutral city anyone can do RP in called Orbonne

  • There is no magic cap. Village RP allows you to be high fantasy. Go fight monsters, have your village be entirely populated by talking pumpkins, open a shop that only sells magical dental floss, anything. Just don't go and take over the world.

  • The vibe is pre-industrial fantasy, meaning technology advancement is limited to being pre-industrial. No electricity and all that jazz

  • The northern islands have a warm and wet climate while the southern islands are colder and frequently get snow in the winter. As you climb mountains, you'll also find them to be colder and with greater chances of snow

  • This RP is for players who intend to roleplay. Any player who has been consistently inactive (like not posting for an entire month) will be removed from the map.

Orbonne is a city on the North Island with a diverse population of 80,000. The center of civilization, the city provides many amendities to its people. Home to many shops, facilities, and the Orbonne University, the city is a thriving home to any.

Orbonne- Neutral City
Bivale - Veyoris
Port Alerion - Oh my god it is so hard to find a name
Aroha - Sessnia
Kehidupan - Absovenia
Norford - Syvis
Sardra - Student Loan Debt
Grouzha - Bhexa
Elworth - Itini
Sakana Harbour - Mate Uniumburgia
Dragonborn Village - Greater Cebu
Ha-neu Do - Jasonvillee
Tsuko - Niasport
Dimont - Osreton
Dridia - An Tir Glas
Luarang - HorseAndCart
Erun-Delja - Kathina Dakani

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Map Update

Map Cartographer: Student Loan Debt

Next Update: March 15th

Special Announcement

If you look at the maps, you will see there are not many nations in the continent of Debsia. We at the Department of Cartography wish to alter that and so we have chosen incentive. For any player who is not on the map but wishes to be placed, you will be allowed to have a larger claim for your starting area in Debsia compared to if you founded your nation on other continents.


The maps of the Democratic Socialist Assembly are opt-in maps that allow nations to have defined borders and enhance their role-playing (if they chose to do so. No one is making them). To have a spot on our maps,
see How to Get on Our Maps for more details.

How The Maps Work

Every 15 days (half months), all official DSA maps are updated to reflect current stats and regional membership.

Our Maps

Base Map

Climate Map: A map showing the different climates of the world. Scroll below the map to find descriptions.


Tropical Climates - Between 0 and 32 degrees N/S

Tropical Rainforest - Hot and Wet year round. Dense forests, little underbrush, poor soil quality, high biodiversity.
Real Life Examples: The Amazon, The Congo, Indonesia
Tropical Monsoon - Hot and Very Wet summers and Warm Dry winters. A transitional zone between Rainforest and Savannah
Tropical Savannah - Hot Wet summers and Warm Dry winters. Grasses and shrubs, isolated trees, droughts, and lower biodiversity
Real Life Examples: Serengeti, Thailand, Southern Mexico
Hot Desert - Very Hot summers, Warm winters, Dry year round. Sandy and rocky, low vegetation, low biodiversity.
Real Life Examples: Sahara Desert, Central Australia, Arabian Peninsula
Hot Steppe - Hot summers, warm winters, Low-Dry year round. Grasses and shrub lands, scattered trees, droughts, thorny or waxy plants. This is a transitional zone between Hot Desert and surrounding climates.
Real Life Examples: The Sahel

Temperate Climates - Between 32 and 60 degrees N/S

Mediterranean - Hot Dry summers and Warm with Moderate Precipitation winters. Evergreens, deciduous trees, plants like olive, citrus, and figs, Shrub lands, and (when it gets real hot and dry) wildfires.
Real Life Examples: Greece, Italy, California
Humid Subtropical - Hot Wet summers and Warm/Mild with Moderate Precipitation winters. Evergreen trees (Palm Trees are popular), ferns, bushes, shrubs, and grasslands
Real Life Examples: Southern United States, Eastern China, Uruguay
Oceanic (Maritime/Marine) - Warm/Mild Wet summers and Cool/Cold Wet winters. No dry seasons, narrow temperature range, conifers and broad leaves, lots of weather that's cloudy, overcast, and rainy.
Real Life Examples: Western Europe, New Zealand
Temperate Rainforest - A subclimate of Oceanic Climate with dense forests with heavy moss and ferns and ground cover
Real Life Examples: Japan, Ireland, British Columbia
Humid Continental - Warm/Hot and Moderate Precipitation summers and Cold/Very Cold and Low-Dry winters. Wide temperature range, Evergreen and Deciduous trees, grasslands and shrubs.
Real Life Examples: Eastern Europe, United States Mid-West
Cold Desert - Hot summer, Cold winter, Dry year round. Sandy and rocky, low vegetation, low biodiversity.
Real Life Examples: Gobi Desert, Southern Argentina
Cold Steppe - Warm summers, Cold winters, Low-Dry year round. This is a transitional zone between Cold Desert and surrounding climate.
Real Life Examples: New Mexico, Spain

Polar and Cold Climates - Between 60 and 90 degrees N/S

Humid Subpolar (Boreal/Taiga)- Cool/Mild and Moderate Precipitation summers and Very Cold and Low-Dry winters. Coniferous forests, poor soil quality, and little undergrowth.
Real Life Examples: Canada, Alaksa, Siberia
Polar Tundra - Cold and Low Precipitation summers and Very Cold Dry winters. Permafrost, no trees, has srubs, grasses, mosses, and lichens, low biodiversity, and seasonal bogs and lakes
Real Life Examples: Nunavut, Greenland coast
Polar Ice Caps - Low Precipitation summers, Dry winters, and Very Cold year round. Permanent snow and ice cover and almost no plants at all.
Real Life Examples: Antarctica, Greenland Interior
Highland/Alpine - Depends on elevation. Precipitation depends on surrounding climate and wind patterns (If the base of the mountain is dry, expect that side to be dry. If base is wet, expect it to be wet). Cold resistant plants like perinnials, , sedges, mosses, and lichen, and there will be a Linktree line where, once you are high enough, trees cannot survive and will not grow. Where this line is depends on temperature and latitude, with the line decreasing in height the closer you get to the Poles.
Real Life Examples: Himalayas, Andes, other mountainous areas

Topography and Bathymetry (Elevation) Map: A map showing the elevation of the land and oceans

Geographic Map: A map showing what our plant generally looks like on a satellite. Includes names for many major areas, climates, and mountains of our world.

Flag Map: A map showing the different flags of each nation

Ocean Currents Map: A map showing the ocean currents of the world and their temperature.
Blue= colder water and drier air heading towards the equator. These areas are nutrient rich and act as fishing hot spots.
Red= warmer water and wetter air heading towards the poles. In tropical waters, these are where coral reefs and coconut palm trees can be found.
Black= no significant temperature change

Bodies of Water Map: A map showing the names of major bodies of water and location of rivers

The Lakes, Seas, and Oceans are named after those who have contributed great amount of work and time to the DSA. The bigger their contribution, the bigger amount of water they get. The Ocean of Solidarity is not a player, however, but a major ocean from the previous map.

The Rivers, however, can be named anything. This is left up to the nation who has said river flowing in their lands

Drainage Basin Map: A map showing where precipitation drains to. An Endorheic Basin is a drainage basin that usually retains its water and does not let it flow out to other bodies.

Wind Patterns Map: A map showing the prevailing winds of the world, including the ITCZ, Subtropical Ridge, and Polar Front.

Time Zone Map: A map showing what time it is in different places around the world

Continental Map: A map showing the continents and any subcontinents

Plate Tectonic Map: A map showing the major plates of the world and their motions, along with where to expect most earthquakes...or would they be DSAquakes?

Volcano Map: A map showing where the volcanoes of this world are located, whether active, inactive, big, or small

Extreme Weather: A map showing where can can expect extreme meteorological (weather) events

Map of Seasons: A map showing what season each part of the world is in. These are the current seasons from March to May


Wet Season - The time of year when most of a region's average annual rainfall occurs

Dry Season - The time of year with little rainfall and little humidity

Middle Latitudes

Spring - Days and nights are around 12 hours long each with day length increasing and night length decreasing as the season progresses. Temperatures are increasing, snow melts and creates run-off, and plants begin to bloom. Storms are not uncommon.

Summer - Days are longer than nights with day length decreasing as the season progresses after the solstice. Temperatures are high, plants are in full bloom, and hurricanes/cyclones can occur.

Autumn - Days and nights are around 12 hours long each with night length increasing and day length decreasing as the season progresses. Temperatures are decreasing, deciduous trees start shedding their leaves, and the harvesting of crops are at their highest.

Winter - Nights are longer than days with night length decreasing as the season progresses after the solstice. Temperatures are low, most plants have died, animals are migrating and hibernating, water freezes, and humid areas receive snow.
Polar Regions

Summer/Midnight Sun/Polar Day - When the polar region is facing toward the sun and the day lasts for more than 24 hours, with the Sun being visible at local midnight. For specifics on how long it lasts, consult the LinkCivil Twilight Map below.

Winter/Polar Night - When the polar region is facing away from the sun and the night lasts for more than 24 hours. For specifics on how long it lasts, consult the LinkCivil Twilight Map below, but in reverse instead of it measuring twilight, it measures midnight).

Civil Twilight Map: A map showing where on the planet Civil Twilight (when the sun is 6 degrees below the horizon) occurs and for how long. Aka places where it stays sunset for a long time.

Aurora Map: A map showing where on the planet one can expect to see auroras

Coordinate Map: A map showing the latitudes and longitudes of the world

IGOs and Alliances Map: A map showing what nations are part of what Intergovernmental Organizations (IGOs) and alliances.

Iskarian Intracontinental Union (I.I.U): The IIU is a player-made and player-run regional IGO. The IIU is a consensus based continental union dedicated to democracy, libertarianism, anti-fascism, scientific advancement, artistic exploration, and collaboration towards megaprojects. Contact Dankass communes for more information.

The Isles Compact: The Isles Compact is a player-made and player-run IGO. The Isles Compact is a political, economic, and military union of 20 member states that are located on the Debtian Isles. The Compact has an internal single market, abolition of internal border restrictions, a common currency, united power grids, and practice collective security. Contact Student Loan Debt for more information.

Enosis of Political Integrated Churches (E.P.I.C.): EPIC is a player-made and player-run global alliance. EPIC is a religious union dedicated to supporting minority and majority churches around the globe as well as promoting religious practices held in their respective countries. Contact Liossalde or Visrava for more information.

Non-Aligned: these are nations that are not part of any IGO or alliance

Any player(s) can create their own intergovernmental organizations (IGOs) and/or alliances and have it on the map. All you need to do is have at least two players in it (or at least 2 RP nations) and contact either the Minister of Role-Play or the Director of Cartography (Student Loan Debt, that's me) about it. You do not need to have a logo or emblem for your group, but it does look nicer and more official on the map[/align]

Anomaly Hotspot Map: A map showing areas of the world that express a high amount of anomalies compared to their surrounding areas (a high amount. Anomalies are not limited to these spots, they're just a lot more common here). IC, no one really knows why they are here and they're mysterious. OOC, they give the ability to enhance the RP of players as well as serve as locations where a player can work with the Anomaly skills at a higher level than other areas. Any players can interact with the anomalies found there and suggest anomalies that they find. A nation cannot be founded in one but they can expand their borders to have it.

For higher quality and the ability to zoom in, click here for a Link Google Drive Folder feature.

How to Get on the Map

If you don't find answers to your questions here, please telegram the Director of Cartography, Student Loan Debt, instead of asking on the regional message board (RMB).

Every nation that moves to the DSA has the opportunity to be added to the map upon request. The map system is designed to reward and encourage active participation and longevity with more flexibility on the map, meaning nations that remain inactive in terms of RP will likely not get everything they like in their requests.

Map Criteria/ Requirements To Be On The Map

  • You have to be a member of Congress. Read the Linkrelevant Charter pages before you opt-in (only need to read Resident and Member of Congress, which is 4 pages total) . To become a member, opt-in Linkthrough this link.

  • You must post any kind of In-Character role-play within 1 month, aka within 2 Map Updates, in an observable place. Yes, we have an activity requirement, but it's really easy.
    By observable, we mean either on the main DSA Discord Server, the Forum, the DSA's Regional Message Board, or anywhere else that I, Student Loan Debt, can see. If, for example, you have an RP server on Discord and you wish for any IC action to count on there, I have to be able to see it. People can lie about being active and I need to see things with my own eyes.
    By In-Charater, we mean from the perspective of either a person, group, government, or any organization in the RP universe.
    And by any kind, we mean any kind, even something equivalent to a tweet in length. If you can't post at least a 1 sentence IC post within a 30 day period then why are you on the Role-Play maps when you can't be bothered to RP?
    If your RP is entirely nationbuilding and never IC, then an easy idea is you can post it and present it like a museum guide is giving a tour. That's just one idea

  • Also, players only get 2 warnings. You will receive a warning 1 week before you might be taken off the map for inactivity. If you post something, good for you cause you can stay on the map. If you go inactive right after for another 2 map terms, though, then you will get your second 1 week warning. If you post, yay again. If you go inactive yet again, no warning. Let's see if you even notice that you were taken off the map (your warning count can reset after some time)

  • If you are taken off for inactivity, you cannot reapply for the following 15 days. All applications during that time will be rejected. For example, if you are taken off the map for activity on January 1st, you cannot apply between January 1st and 15th. This is to discourage the idea of "Oof, I was taken off. Well I can just reapply". Nope, you now run the risk of losing your spot to someone else

Opt-In To The Map

LinkOpt-In Here
  • You can either let the DoC pick where your nation will be (they base it on you Factbook, your national animal, anything and everything to try and get a good location) or you can upload an image of where you'd like to be.

  • By opting-in to our maps, you here by agree to all terms and conditions listed in this dispatch


If you would like to request a larger size (an expansion), please telegram the DoC with your new request. If they approve, you will need to opt-in to the map once again so the expansion can be properly documented.

Now, you can't just get an expansion. The map rewards activity. The more active you are in our RP, more expansions you can do. Inactive RPers can only get 1 expansion. After that, if you are not active, you cannot get an expansion. Why should you be rewarded with more RP land when you either do not do or barely contribute to RP?

To sum up
More RP=More Land

Also, No Long Chile. If you do not know about this meme, the meme involved the IRL nation of Chile. It is a long nation that occupies a large portion of South America's Pacific Coast. The Andes Mountains on it's eastern border help support them having so long of a coast line (and other factors). Long Chile is a meme where Chile occupies the entire west coast of the Americas, from the Drake Passage to Alaska. This is not something we want in our RP. There are some places that would support a Chile-like nation, like the Sinclarian Mountains or Durkheim Mountains, but a nation cannot have a Long Chile.

Aka, don't hog the coast line. If you're going to expand your nation, you can expand along the coast, but do not continually expand along the coast and block off the ability of other nations and futures nations to have a coast line. If you are a continental nation, I encourage you to expand into the continent rather than expand along the edges.

What Else Can Be Requested? What is Restricted?

  • Size of Your Nation
    You may request a specific size for your nation so long as it is below the requirements listed above. You may request a specific location, access to water, landlocked status, etc. so long as it is within reason.
    You're not going to start big. You're gonna be a normal starting size.
    LinkClick Here To See Some Examples
    Realistically, your nation isn't going to start out the size of Russia. What nation ever has?

  • Capital City and Major Cities
    Once you grow enough in population, NationStates will give you the ability to name a capital city for your nation. If you request, the DoC can add your capital to the map (indicated by a red dot and named in italics). However, the capital will only be added if you request it. If you do not say where your capital is located on the map when you request it, the DoC will place it where ever they so chose. At that time, you can also request other cities to be added to your nation on the map if you like, but the number of requests should be only of your biggest cities and be proportional to your population and nation size (a nation of 7 million shouldn't have 6 different big cities on the map, nor should a nation with a small area have a lot of cities on the map).

  • No Puppets...Kind Of
    To be on the map, a nation must be a member of congress. Since you're not allowed to control two nations in congress, obviously puppets are not allowed on the map. That wouldn't be fair either since now you're able to control more land than a player who doesn't have puppets.
    However, if you desire, you can designate some of your land as another nation and I can indicate that on the map. For example, if your nation is "United Watermelons" and you wish to RP another country called "The Peoples' Republic of Cantaloupes", I can draw a line through your nation and color the new area a similar color and we can pretend it's a new nation. Your host nation name will follow it, like so "The Peoples' Republic of Cantaloupes (United Watermelons)".

  • Border-Gore
    Border-gore is allowed, although you must allow the Cartographer to decide your borders in that case. Depending on the gore, your borders could serious mess up future cartographing.

  • Exclaves and Enclaves
    Exclaves and Enclaves are allowed. If this is from an expansion, try not to have one on the opposite side of the world or something. Make it relatively close to your nation. Real life examples being the UK and Gibraltar or the United States and Alaska. Those are not too far away from each other. You can have them far away if you really want to, but I just personally prefer expansions to be more local.

  • Relocating/Moving Your Nation
    First off, please don't. Extremely rarely would an IRL nation entirely relocate their whole nation. Capitals change, yes, but not an entire country.
    A nation is allowed to relocate. HOWEVER, that comes with some rules
    (1) Only once will I allow you to relocate your nation. After that, maybe do some kind of slime mold thing of growing and contracting until you somewhere else (see expansions above to learn more)
    (2) If you have done little to no RP, then it won't be that hard to relocate you like a restart. However, the more RP you do, the harder it will be to relocate. As you do RP, you establish yourself in our world. If you relocate and you have done quite an amount of RP, you will have to have an IC reason as to why you are relocating. You can't just move and restart or carry on like nothing happened. You will have to RP your way to the new land. It can't just be "My people don't like it here anymore" or "Oops, we just nuked the area, gotta go". Nah, that's lazy and you know it. You have to make a story because relocation is a HUGE thing

    These next two don't really relate to the above, but are informational none the less

  • Distance
    Our world is 25200 miles (or 40555 km) in circumference. The map is 8000 pixels long. This means that each pixel on the map represents around 3.15 miles (5.07 km). The hypotenuse of each pixel is around 4.45 miles (7.12 km).

  • International Waters
    International waters start 12 nautical miles off the coast of a claimed territory. If you are using one of our 8000 pixels long maps, that starts 4 pixels horizontally/vertically away from you nation. Other directions depend on your angle.

The cartographers reserve the right to refuse to add or to edit any nation or feature on the regional map. They are a God with unlimited cartography power!

Removal from the Map

  • There are a few ways a nation might be removed from the map.
    1) It ceases-to-exist (CTEs, that is when a nation doesn't log in for 28 days and their nation is deleted); OR
    2) It departs the DSA for another region; OR
    3) It requests removal; OR
    4) They are removed from Congress; OR
    5) They don't fulfill the activity requirement

  • A nation that has been removed from the map and wishes to be on the map again is treated as a new arrival and must opt-in to the map once again in order to be on there.

    What if I accidentally leave the region?
    It happens. If you accidentally leave and come right back, you don't lose your spot. Although if you're gone for, like, more than a day then yeah you lose your spot

    What if I CTE but refound really quickly?
    You lose your spot. If you can't remember to log on at least once a month then you're not active and you don't get any special treatment. You would have to opt-in all over again (that includes Congress, not just the Map).

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Do you all remember the Focus System? It was an optional system made under Kathina Dakani to serve as a balancer so that nations don't become overpowered as well as help in nationbuilding. After quite some time of work and discussion, it has been brought back!

In the Focus System, you'll find 18 different skills that your nation has access to and can pick 10 that you are exceptionally good in, along with each skill having a Focus you can pick from, which are subskills within a skill. You will have access to the other foci, you just happen to be better at one than the others.

This Focus System is now in beta testing, where we will see how it goes and see if any changes will be needed as time goes on before it becomes finalized. Come pick your skills on the forum thread.



Memes are the poor man's way of contributing to society, and we here in the DSA stan worker solidarity, so think of this as a celebration of the culture of the working class...or just memes, whatever, it's a meme contest, okay?

Rules and Stuff

•You got 4 days to submit a meme (so due on March 11th)
•Submit it either on the below forum thread or Telegram or DM me them (Student Loan Debt#0946). I'll upload all the ones that were sent to me
•No memes that would be rated R. If you couldn't post them on our Discord server, don't submit it then
•Obvious one here: no discrimination (like racism, sexism, queerphobia, anti-plural, etc). This isn't reddit
•Voting will happen on the forum
•If your meme relates to our region, the DSA, you'll get a bonus vote on your meme
•It could be an image, a video, whatever you think would be a good meme
It has to be made by you. No stealing memes from other people
•If your meme makes fun of me, there may or may not be an increased chance I'll vote for it to win

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