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NationStates (Browser)

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Description

A promotional device for the novel Jennifer Government, this game allows a player to enjoy a very lightweight governance simulator and arbitrate government positions on various issues that come up; compounding these policy decisions with an initial survey of the governor's political beliefs results in an ever-shifting status (slightly adjusted with every new decision that comes through the pipe). Players compete with each other, both regionally and globally, to see whose country ranks more extremely on various political metrics.

That about wraps it up where the gameplay and simulation is concerned (the game is mum on the subjects of trade, war, monetary policy, ministers and elections) but players go on to role-play at shoe-bangingly great length in user forums and band together to pass resolutions in Model UN fashion.

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NationStates Browser Governance
NationStates Browser Developing a governance profile through answering initial questions
NationStates Browser Generating a new country
NationStates Browser Country profile

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Trivia

January 21st, 2008, the game received a cease-and-desist letter from the real-life United Nations requesting termination of the in-game use of their name and logo. In eventual compliance, as a double-"gotcha", the in-game body of global governance was renamed the World Assembly April 1st... and much to everyone's surprise, remained that way!

Related Web Sites

  • Play NationStates (official website with free, legal play of the game through your web browser.)
Pseudo_Intellectual (44271) added NationStates (Browser) on Sep 25, 2008