WA Delegate: The Continuing Adventures of The Starship Command (elected )
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Embassies: Wysteria, Concordat of Phoenix, The SOP, Raumreich Oversector, Dune, Avalon, Eladen, The Commonwealth Of Furry Peoples, Tareldanore, Ivory Tower, The Beach, Armagedox, Avadam Inn, The Northern Lights, Winterfell, The Dirt Alliance, and 40 others.Ozymandium, Titan, The Bar on the corner of every region, Arconian Empire, Regionless, The Peaceful Coffee Shop In Chicago, International sovereignty pact, North Ustaynga, Dauiland, The Dank Meme Alliance, Gypsy Lands, Yarnia, Hollow Point, Barbaria, The Illuminati, LGBT University, The Universal Order of Nations, Fredonia, Kingdom of Adonai, The Slide Countries, The Bunny Fire, RAMS, UNITED, SEC Fanatics, Weffle, The Cult of PCHS, Train Station, Gru, Guinea Kiribati, Sovereign Corporate League, The Planet X, The Eastern Collective, The Sweet Ubiquity, matheo, Nationstates Ski Resort, The Supreme Federation of New Earth, Fulor, The Giraffe Federation, Georgist Alliance, and The Non Aligned Movement.
Tags: Anarchist, Anti-Capitalist, Anti-Fascist, Capitalist, Casual, Communist, Cyberpunk, Democratic, Egalitarian, FT: FTL, Founderless, Free Trade, and 21 others.Future Tech, Imperialist, Independent, Industrial, LGBT, Liberal, Magical, Medium, Mercenary, Modern Tech, Monarchist, Multi-Species, Neutral, Outer Space, Pacifist, Password, Post Apocalyptic, Role Player, Social, Socialist, and Totalitarian.
Today's World Census Report
The Largest Welfare Programs in The Vast
Governments ranked highly spend the most on social welfare programs. Nations ranked low tend to have weak or non-existent government welfare.
As a region, The Vast is ranked 10,210th in the world for Largest Welfare Programs.
|1.||The Empire of Treznor||Democratic Socialists||“Recruitment spammer meet ban hammer.”|
|2.||The Continuing Adventures of The Starship Command||Civil Rights Lovefest||“Because It's There.”|
|3.||The Great Desert of Sigma Octavus||Iron Fist Consumerists||“Our blood in the sand, Our souls in the desert”|
|4.||The Empire of Kan Chetopia||Corrupt Dictatorship||“Twirling Toward Freedom”|
|5.||The Provisional Government of Northrop-Grumman Corp||Corporate Bordello||“.”|
|6.||The Alternate Provisional Gov't of Northrop Grumman||Libertarian Police State||“.”|
|7.||The Whisky Empire of Martoosh||Left-Leaning College State||“Drink Up”|
|8.||The Federated Imperium of Kajal||Democratic Socialists||“Ia Mura risolu vi Ia Onou”|
|9.||The Empire of Tarasovka||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“Ab aeterno ad infinitum.”|
|10.||The Herpetological Empire of Sakkra||New York Times Democracy||“I took a calculated risk, but boy am I bad at math.”|
- : The Fedaykin Empire of -Hellkite- of the region Dune cancelled the closure of its embassy in The Vast.
- : The Nomadic Peoples of Thorn92 of the region Dune ordered the closure of its embassy in The Vast.
- : The Herpetological Empire of Sakkra arrived from Osiris.
- : The Herpetological Empire of Sakkra ceased to exist.
- : The Federation of Puppetsweep your Dairy of the region Weffle cancelled the closure of its embassy in The Vast.
- : The Republic of South Arans Satona of the region Weffle ordered the closure of its embassy in The Vast.
- : The Empire of Treznor rejected The Power Gulids II's request for regional embassies.
- : The Yapianistan TPGIIAF of Yapiania of the region The Power Gulids II proposed constructing embassies.
- : Embassy established between The Non Aligned Movement and The Vast.
- : The Federation of Vul Handa of the region The Supreme Federation of New Earth cancelled the closure of its embassy in The Vast.
The Vast Regional Message Board
Please pass on our condolences :(
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I'm devastated. Please pass on my regrets.
Hello, friends. Thank you for establishing embassies with us! It's greatly appreciated.
Z-Day 10 has struck? Time to research those cures...
Yep. Borders apparently already closed, researching cures, sitting back and running Halloween Tabletop...
What about Shining Cities on the Hill that enjoy sweeping in and rescuing slaves from the clutches of their incompetent overlords?
Chiming in here out of returning from the oblivion, but RIP Sakkra. 🥺
A certain someone showed off their rather nice looking timeline factbook on Discord and so I thought I'd work up my own;
From the Earth to the Stars...
On the 7th of December, 1972, the last manned Apollo mission left Earth for the Moon. This was to be the last manned mission to another body for nearly fifty...
The Apollo program went on for nearly another decade and included another thirty manned space flights. There was no shuttle program with the accompanying vast waste of funds and NASA increased its share of the United States Federal Budget until, by 1988, it had overtaken the Department of Defense. Several space stations were built, a permanent moon base established, and in 1982 NASA launched the first manned mission to Mars.
It was supposed to be a one-way trip.
But we never leave a man behind and almost as soon as they left the public was clamoring for their safe return or - better still - the creation of a permanent settlement. By 2002 the population of that tiny outpost on the Red Planet had turned into a sprawling community of nearly 5 million. On December 31st, 2002, that outpost declared itself a new nation and the Republic of Sunset was born.
The original settlements that were to eventually become Sunset were constructed in the Valles Marineris; The massive super-canyon that stretches nearly one-fifth of the way around the Red Planet. The earliest of these were built inside existing cave and tunnel complexes - simple structures where the small population could find shelter from the cold and harsh solar radiation. As the population grew so did these tunnels until whole new settlements were drilled into the canyon walls. As the infrastructure grew more capable the size and scale of these settlements evolved. More and more the settlers were looking towards independent survival and this would require that they grow their own food rather than rely on shipments from Earth. This led to the creation of the first surface settlements, which were built into the smallest of impact craters and capped with inflatable domes to provide plentiful space for agriculture.
By this time Sunset was not the only Martian nation. Eniqcir, a nation of inveterate terraformers, had established its own colony in the Kasei Valles nearby. Further to the east, Mangala had been established in the region of the Hellas Basin. Between these three major nations and nearly a score of others Mars would slowly turn from red to green. Just as notable were the Republic's first contact with an extra-solar sentient species, the ArAreBee of New ararebee. Along with the Snel, they would help paint a broadly diverse portrait of sapient life across the Martian experience just as the world itself turned from rusty red to blue, green, and yes - still red here and there.
While the population of the Republic has diversified rapidly since the discovery of other sentient species, Sunset's ethnic heritage before that point consisted of two main groups; Americans from the Western United States and Japanese. Much of the settlement of the early colony was done by NASA with a substantial contribution from ISAS and members of these two agencies formed much of the core settlement population. This first diversified out to North America and the East Pacific, but has since begun to homogenize until most of the human population is multi-ethnic in background. Thanks to both lax immigration policies and a welcoming environment the Republic now boasts over a hundred different species among its population and with understandable advancements in bio-engineering there are many thousands of sub-species as these begin to establish relationships and procreate together.
In the meantime, the rest of the solar system was filling up as well. This led to the Republic of Sunset's first official contact with the Triumvirate of Yut, a multinational organization based on the Saturn moon of Titan. Locked in a war with a since-forgotten foe, the nations of Titan had come to assist their allies on Mars who had fallen under attack. This was Sunset's first exposure to stellar war, and it resulted in both a rapid campaign of armament and the government seeking out both friends and permanent allies. Eventually, after several joint operations and much friendly interaction, Sunset would be invited to join the Triumvirate of Yut as well as the nascent Martian Interdependent Defense And Security (MIDAS) organization. Perhaps because of its own ambition, the MIDAS organization was doomed to collapse. In this it left the seeds for two more organizations that would become important to Sunset in the years to come. The MIDASII treaty, a leaner and more selective organization than the conflicted jumble that was MIDAS, replaced the old organization and was supplemented by the Martian Duma. This diplomatic organization was founded to serve as a conflict resolution mechanism for the wide variety of Martian nations.
It was also during this time that the government embarked on two projects that would have an enormous impact on the future of Sunset. The first was the construction of the Aurora Transit Gate Network. This network, which now links all of the major Republic worlds, was originally only a pair of stations that would link Mars with the other major project; The colonization of the remote Ares System. This colony system - initially envisioned as a refuge in case of total war with the vanished adversary of the Triumvirate of Yut - would eventually grow to be the largest population center and focus of its extra-solar activities. This has set it as the center of the Ares Cluster, a region of stars packed with both densely populated worlds and sleepy colonies as well as the outposts and endeavors of both allies and friends. All of these are secured from trouble within and aggression without by the brave officers of the Republic Defense Force.
Which brings us to now. For many years the Republic has been in a slow period. A stable government, contented population, and lack of outside threat had lulled the nation to sleep. But something poked the slumbering giant into wakefulness and now it is stretching out again to find both new friends and potential enemies near and far. But is that the end of the story?
Timeline of the Republic
Some Notes on the Date Or 'Hey, Why Is This All Screwed Up..!?'
The previous is a (mostly) sincere effort to (mostly) accurately list important dates and events in the history of the Republic. This effort is complicated by the fact that many of the events now only exist in memory. Worse, those that are still recorded were done so under several different dating methodologies - including 'none'! Thus some of the dates are 'as best I can figure' or 'this looks good' while others are based on a crafted agreement between various conflicting sources. Still, once you start writing things down they have a habit of becoming canon so if you've got a problem best be raising your objections now!
Here a certain amount of insight into the date format is useful. Republic Date Format is laid out in three 'thousandths' - YYY.MWD.HMS - and is often shortened to 'XXX where 'XXX' is the most relevant thousandth to the conversation. Since it is based on a 'thousandth' system, the first 'year' is actually year '0' or more properly '000'. For those further interested in the nomenclature, the date format can (very) roughly be divided up like so: Years.Month/Week/Day.Hour/Minute/Second. These are in no way equal to our years, hours, or seconds. For those interested, Republic Date Format is essentially logarithmic to our own with the first Republic Year equal to 1.05 of our own and extending out from that. Sorta.
Since some of you might well have been involved in notable events in the Sunset-past, I thought I'd toss it out there for you lot to take a look at and maybe supply me with some events I've missed and/or information that seems incorrect! As an addendum; yes, we have Discord servers. Several. If you're interested in getting back into RP or even getting into RP for the first time or just plain catching up on old times lemme know and I'll shoot you an invite. No public invites - OpSec, you know the drill... ;)