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Re: General Domestic Issues

Postby beadsman » 24 Dec 2019, 06:59

I would like to propose a resurrection of the ancient event known as the Olympic games. An international sporting tournament, the Olympics would travel between different host countries and help promote friendly competition and help move us all towards greater world peace.

I would like to propose the following sports be included in the modern Olympics:
Fencing
Swimming events
Weightless and normal Soccer (Football)
Rugby
Tankery
Pole vaulting
Skiing events
Tennis
Cross country running
Biking
Gun duels (no fatalities)
Range and skeet shooting (firearms)
Archery
Track events
Competitive Rowing
Bobsledding
Snowboarding
Waterskiing/wakeboarding
Gymnastics
Parkour
LaCrosse
Curling
Ice Hockey
Ice skating
Shot Put
Discus
Ultimate Frisbee

Any other suggestions?
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Re: General Domestic Issues

Postby Subotai45 » 24 Dec 2019, 17:55

The Federation has several suggestions for improvement.

1. Add chess.
2. We think it's spelled lacrosse.
3. How are we dealing with different um, levels of baseline physical capacity? Are Venusians just dunking on Mattibeans? We suggest letting anyone do all the gene-mods and drugs they want to make it an even playing field.

Also dibs on holding the third olympics. We want to host one before it collapses (we think around try number six), but not one of the first two, because we want to let other people get all the wrinkles out so when we run ours it's all smooth.
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Re: General Domestic Issues

Postby Vogelhut24 » 24 Dec 2019, 19:17

The kingdom of Deseret would like to see the inclusion of the kingdoms national sport of Jousting included in the Olympic activities
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Re: General Domestic Issues

Postby RedSun » 24 Dec 2019, 19:57

So I hosted an international sporting event a couple hundred years ago that went well. I haven’t been able to resurrect it yet but maybe now is the time. I’m willing to host the second time around if you are doing the first.

If you want advice from how I did the first round I’m willing to help. I could help work out the mechanics with you or I could cohost if you wanted that too.

Just so you know though with so many sports it’s unlikely to get completed. I had seven sports in my “Asterian Centennial Games” so I started small. You want to keep this simple before making this complicated since the more complicated the more likely it won’t work.

But that’s just my two cents.
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Re: General Domestic Issues

Postby Subotai45 » 25 Dec 2019, 04:53

I think Beads is being a little lazier in that it’s more of us establishing “the olympics is something that happens in cyoc with these rules” rather than trying to actually RP out the olympics, let alone devise new mechanics like you did. Seems to fill a different niche.
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Re: General Domestic Issues

Postby beadsman » 25 Dec 2019, 06:48

Subotai45 wrote:I think Beads is being a little lazier in that it’s more of us establishing “the olympics is something that happens in cyoc with these rules” rather than trying to actually RP out the olympics, let alone devise new mechanics like you did. Seems to fill a different niche.

Precisely. I'm also happy if we RP it on occasion, but I don't think it would be necessary. I also don't picture it as event-based.
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Re: General Domestic Issues

Postby musashisamurai » 02 Jan 2020, 03:20

Its been a very long time since I described my space colonies so I felt I would do so again.
See here: https://playdiplomacy.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=60&t=5341&p=954934&hilit=Belters#p954934

The biggest change has happened to the faction known alternately as Belters, Outers, Nomads, voidwellers, and freeloaders: the citizens of Mobius who choose not to live within the confines of a gravity well or a terrestial surface. Each colony, from the metropolitan Rubble within the Reach system to the small asteroid terraria, each colony can be radically different, isolated, and entirely independent. Some were founded by idealists who were given funding from Pacifica to flee Earth in return for a colony to enact their own system of government; some are religious refugees who sought to operate within their own theocracy, such as the Church of the Deep who organized its own space diaspora or the Moaists of Makemake, worshipers of the ancient religion their asteroid was named from; to feudal estates held by the second and third sons of Pacifican nobility; to even stranger stations populated by bioaugmented Xotics who shed their own humanity in search of a greater form. Some of these colonies outside of Sol can go years or even decades without contact from Mobius, and even the Imperial Space Force has trouble accurately maintaining a proper census or enforcing Imperial law. It was to be this latter endeavor that would have tragic repercussions later, once the Reykjavik Council ended its policy of 'benign neglect.'

To first understand these events, one must travel back in time to the era when this policy was imposed (or rather, not imposed). To efficiently maintain order across hundreds, thousands of colonies all over Sol, outside of Sol, and in the void of space between systems was deemed to be impossible. Instead, colonies were tasked with maintaining their own laws and regulations, calling in external aid when necessary, and being required to obey only some mandatory laws on safety, rights, and cooperation. Internally, each colony could decide its own laws and structure. This system worked for hundreds of years, and the Council chose to ignore even those colonies whose ideologies were counter to that of Mobius-indeed, that was why extremist factions were regularly exiled to such colonies! Some colonies even joined the IWA under the auspices the Outer Pacifican Asteroid Agency.

Exiling these ideologues in hindsight would have shown that it created great stability on Earth, but also a feedback loop on the asteroids. Pacifican asteroids soon entered a golden era, known for their debates on policy, government, religion, and a number of other such subjects with new empirical data on the myriad of independent systems operating however they wanted. More radical ideas were sometimes defeated in debate or the radicals chose to self-exile themselves further by secession; but in some cases, these rebels remained within Mobius and chose to act on their beliefs. Sadly, this was the tragic case of the Quixote.

The leader of the Lucretia was a communist, but who felt that typical Marxism espoused by the IWA and indeed everyone else did not go far enough. How could everyone be equal in this new society, when each body was itself not equal and each material possession was itself as unequal? The solution was assimilation. In the midst of preparing his operation, citizens of the Quixote discovered his plot and raised alarm. But by the time the Imperial Space Force had arrived, there were only two sentient lifeforms on the colony. Each had the entire's crew consciousnesses uploaded into one body, one male and one female but otherwise identical. The Courts wanted to charge someone for the mass murder, but the perpetrator was just one alter ego in a body of dozens of egos and personalities-the two new bodies, calling themselves Adam and Eve, were acquitted as they were created only after the murders.

The public outcry was immense. Belters were cast as lunatics, crazy, out-of-control, and demanded the Imperial Space Force properly police the colonies. The Council gave into the sentiment, after pushing from the Senate, but the first attempts at this new policy led to ill will and in some cases open hostilities with colonies. Some colonies, predominantly those within Sol and those that are feudal estates, accepted and even welcomed the new changes. Others fractured with their homeworld.

The first faction was the O.M.A, now the Outer Mobius Association, one of the largest groups. It held every asteroid within Sol, the feudal estates, and even had a subfaction that claimed IWA membership.

New NPC alert The second faction was the Independent Systems' Coalition, or ISC. These were the colonies that either claimed independence from Mobius, or simply gave lip service to Mobius while choosing to locate far away from any Imperial patrol. Large and diverse, the ISC is the most diverse factions to exist and exists across the majority of populated space. Nomads and void-dwellers, they often act as merchants, traders, and freighters for other parties and travel throughout space looking for work. Although they possess a weak space force, they do have some dedicated warships (often rumored to be pirates) and each ISC member will gladly sacrifice itself for another. In a universe of Titans, the Ants will band together. They possess possibly the greatest numbers of any space-faring group, except for those settlers on terrestial worlds. There is a loose government within the group, sometimes called the Alliance, centered at a city called the Rubble 2. They operate within systems, outside of systems, and have shadowports free of any government structure. (OOC: Think Romani in space. They are nomadic, they trade with or for materials, and have specialized products that are nice but on the whole are fairly independent. They're not strong enough to impose a threat, as widespread as they are, but will retaliate hard against anyone who threatens them. They also have many pirates or other smugglers within this faction, as as the Chaotic Neutral faction of space.)

Finally, the Mithrasites. The smallest faction in both numbers and strengths, the Mithrasites are a warrior tradition founded from ex-Athenians, Praetorian refugees after The Purges, and other veterans who banded together to impose a type of order on their surrounding colonies. Unlike the explicitly pro-Mobius OMA or the pro-independence ISC, the Mithrasites were neither a sovereign country nor an government agency. Instead, it was a quasi-religion rooted in the old Covenantism teachings and which tried to stay as apolitical as possible, at least as a group of mercenaries could be neutral. Working as mercenaries, bounty hunters, privateers, even pirates or bodyguards, Mithrasites or Solos as they are often called held few major tenets. Strays, orphans, and other individuals could be initiated easily into the order with no care to their old past-so long as it remained the past. While the Mithrasites could possibly have maintained themselves as a powerful force, their tendency to operate alone-hence, the term Solo-led to a mini-diaspora of sorts. In the event a Mithrasite is killed or persecuted, except on a job, all nearby members are required to their aid.

Most Solos are part of structures known as cohorts, which could have any number of clans within it and one or more bases. At these bases, Mithrasites will train, build their equipment, and congregate; non-members are strictly prohibited, and each base is hidden within its own asteroid or one another terrestial planet. Their is a huge focus on their armor and weapons, and as they increase in rank based on military prowess, Mithrasites have access to newer and greater weapons and modules. In the event a cohort is discovered, it is destroyed and members will find a new home; in the event it grows to a size too large for a local system, the cohort will split with some members leaving to found a new cohort elsewhere. It is rumored that somewhere exists a larger base, where any Mithrasite can enter and which was the first cohort.
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Re: General Domestic Issues

Postby Subotai45 » 02 Jan 2020, 08:46

musashisamurai wrote:The leader of the Lucretia was a communist, but who felt that typical Marxism espoused by the IWA and indeed everyone else did not go far enough. How could everyone be equal in this new society, when each body was itself not equal and each material possession was itself as unequal? The solution was assimilation. In the midst of preparing his operation, citizens of the Quixote discovered his plot and raised alarm. But by the time the Imperial Space Force had arrived, there were only two sentient lifeforms on the colony. Each had the entire's crew consciousnesses uploaded into one body, one male and one female but otherwise identical. The Courts wanted to charge someone for the mass murder, but the perpetrator was just one alter ego in a body of dozens of egos and personalities-the two new bodies, calling themselves Adam and Eve, were acquitted as they were created only after the murders.


Similar theories have held some stock on Venus for quite some time. Unfortunately, the Lucretians were unable to shake their bourgeois heritage in creating two sentient lifeforms for the genders, rather than a single hive-mind. How can everyone be equal if male and female is so rigidly and artificially separated?

OOC but new variant/RP idea where everyone is just one body with an entire country of minds.
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Re: General Domestic Issues

Postby RedSun » 12 Jan 2020, 13:57

Ita 4935, it’s been a century since the establishment of the Holy State and it’s successor the Holy Asterian Empire. Kenji Morita, the 4th Ichiji Seijin of Asteria beamed proudly as he looked at Asteria. When he was first appointed to the Shingikai by Akihiro Kato back in 4835 he had overthrown the “democratic” government of Asteria. Since his birth in 4779 the Naturalist Party had dominated Asterian politics. Over the centuries it became a corrupt party that only infrequently had been rivaled by right wing nationalist groups.

Asteria had been weak… divided… a series of purges and changes in Government occurred. Each had basic democratic functions but none truly brought the country together. The northerners hated the southerners, the Chinese hated the Koreans and Japanese, the Trojkatians and the Mediterraneanians hated the mainlanders.
Religion was divided, Buddhists dominated the politically System but astero-shintoists and a variety of local traditions and imported Islamists and Christians constantly perpetuated religious conflict.
Even language, the most basic building block to society, was divided based on region. Migrating from one region to another, the entire culture of the region changed.
It was no wonder that Asteria so frequently experienced internal conflict.

But now… a century after the establishment of the Holy State, Asteria was more unified than ever before.

Trojkat, the Mediterranean colonies, and extrasolar community were all culturally integrated but politically separated from the mainland.
The mainland had reached an 100% urbanization rate, over 60% of Asteria was Janisist and Buddhism the second largest faith had dwindled to 25%. Only 15% of the country was one of the dozens of regional faiths that previously divided Asteria.
Japanese dominated the education system and all citizens could converse in it. While regional languages persisted it was used only in households, not in formal settings.
And the divisiveness of regions no longer persisted. Sure the Nirvanese, were more Buddhist and resistant than other regions and Islamist terrorism supported by the Patriotic Front occasionally cost lives. Sure an occasional protest or two happened but so far the regime had gained legitimacy with its people for its ability to unify Asteria in a common direction.

Ichiji Seijin Kenji Morita grinned as he waved at the crowd cheering and celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Holy State. Then he looked to his left and saw Emperor Hayato Akiyama smiling as well. A feeling of hatred briefly went through his mind but he put it away in his mind and just kept smiling and waving.
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Re: General Domestic Issues

Postby RedSun » 21 Jan 2020, 18:07

Ichiji Seijin Kenji Morita has passed away in 4939, may he forever rest in the memory of the brave hearts and souls of the men and women of Asteria.

Kaori Endo has ascended to take the mantle of Ichiji Seijin of Asteria.
She is the first female Ichiji Seijin of Asteria and the last one of the original eleven Seijin still serving on the Shingikai.

She is known to be very nationalistic in terms of protecting Asterian interests however, is also considered more progressive socially than her friends on the Shingikai.

In 4941, she dismissed all ten other Seijin on the Shingikai and replaced them with ten loyal followers cementing her authority as the sole speaker on religious matters in Asteria.
Her only equal is the Emperor Hayato Akiyama who she does not have the power to remove.
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