The Kingdom of Moonletters

BY SHAUNA SKYE

I used to play a game called NationStates a few years ago. It came to mind again recently, so I thought I’d go to the site and start a new game.

NationStates allows you to create your own country, and you can run it how you like. Do you prefer a democracy, or would you rather be a crazy dictator? It’s up to you. What’s cool is even someone with very little time can play since the game only gives you one political issue per day. How you respond will determine how your country is shaped. One decision on a seemingly “minor” issue can bring huge ramifications.

I just started my nation (aptly called “The Kingdom of Moonletters”) so it’s not had time to “go to pot” yet — but I’m sure the population will be rioting in no time.

This is how The Kingdom of Moonletters was described this morning.

The Kingdom of Moonletters
“Still Rezzing”

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights: Below Average
Economy: Good
Political Freedoms: Excellent
Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: Penny Lane

Overview • People • Government • Economy • Trend • Analysis

The Kingdom of Moonletters is a fledgling, devout nation, remarkable for its barren, inhospitable landscape. Its compassionate, intelligent population of 6 million have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The large government devotes most of its attentions to Religion & Spirituality, with areas such as Commerce and Healthcare receiving almost no funds by comparison. The average income tax rate is 26%, but much higher for the wealthy. A robust private sector is led by the Soda Sales, Uranium Mining, and Arms Manufacturing industries.

Voting is voluntary, organ donation rates have hit a new low, euthanasia is illegal, and meat-eating is frowned upon. Crime is moderate. Moonletters’s national animal is the dog, and its currency is the Vella.

Moonletters is ranked 17,378th in the world for Largest Soda Pop Sector, scoring 3 on the Addison-Fukk Productivity Rating.

This description will change each day, based on my choice from the day before.

If you decide to play NationStates let me know. I’ll bookmark your country and see how it’s progressing. (You can also join the region of Penny Lane if you choose; though I must admit I’m not that experienced with regions yet.)

On the Web: NationStates
My country: The Kingdom of Moonletters

7 Responses

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  1. jellie Arrowmint
    jellie Arrowmint February 21, 2012 at 5:24 pm |

    The Kingdom of Jellieland is a fledgling, safe nation, renowned for its compulsory military service. Its hard-nosed population of 5 million are prohibited from doing almost everything except voting, which they do timidly and conservatively.

    It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, socially-minded government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Education, and Social Welfare. The average income tax rate is 46%, but much higher for the wealthy. A substantial private sector is led by the Retail industry, followed by Book Publishing and Automobile Manufacturing.

    Crime — especially youth-related — is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare.
    Jellieland’s national animal is the Pig, which frolics freely in the nation’s many lush forests, and its currency is the Mint.

    Er, hopefully I can make a few amendments to some of the thingys. Will let you know how I get on! :) x

  2. Seren
    Seren February 21, 2012 at 6:23 pm |

    “Si pisces pedes esset nos manducare digitis?”

    The Holy Empire of Serendopolis is a fledgling, socially progressive nation, notable for its burgeoning woolly mammoth population. Its hard-nosed, intelligent population of 5 million hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

    The large government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Commerce, and Education. The average income tax rate is 26%, but much higher for the wealthy. A robust private sector is led by the Basket Weaving, Trout Farming, and Beef-Based Agriculture industries.

    Crime is moderate. Serendopolis’s national animal is the woolly mammoth, and its currency is the milk of human kindness.

    Oh dear… i seem to be at war already, and the nudists are demanding equal rights. i’ve created a monster!

  3. Karma
    Karma February 22, 2012 at 6:08 pm |

    The colony of Karmatopia, formerly the democratic state of Florida, separated from the United states of America in 1984, due to a conflict over establishing whether David Lee Roth or Sammy Hager ws the best lead singer for the rock group Van Halen.

    The colony is an governed by a democratic monarchy ruled by the often eccentric Queen Avedon. It’s main industries are hemp, gunpowder and carbonated beverages.

    The colony has established numerous laws protecting individual rights and personal freedom of expression is considered a god given right to all creatures and is the basis of of laws, with the notable exception that the colony’s constitution requires all residents to wear a hat in public on Thursdays.

    The population has experienced a decline, largely due to the fact that smoking and drug use are not only tolerated but encouraged by the government.

    The national song is “Bruce Springteen’s “Born to Run”. The national animal is the Meeroo, a mythical creature that, despite in the arguments of the Queen, does not actually exist.

  4. Pay
    Pay February 23, 2012 at 9:58 pm |

    What a great post and wonderful comments! I am inspired!

    The Province of Paypabak is a treehouse on the sim of Lithe. Most of the residents are PlantPets and two female sealpoint KittyCats, ruled by two red-haired slackers who love rock music trivia, dancing to the blues, fast motoring, and fireworks displays.

    The anthem of this chaotic country is All You Need Is Love.

    The motto is I’d don’t know, what do you want to do?

    The national sport is roller derby.

    We export words on a daily basis, hence the nickname of our treehouse is Writers’ Rest.

    We import clothes, skins, eyes, hair (lotsa hair), guitars, HUDs, and weapons.

    Our currency is a Come Hither glance that has hardly ever failed.

    Our other industry is outsourced customer service for MechanizedLIFE.

    In case the plants and/or cats ever revolt, we can hop into our airship, the CyberWitch, and escape.

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