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[off-RP] I've been missing this since the world started, so I decided to copy it from Stockholm. Thanks to our dear @adder for that template!

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This is the place to write an introduction to your state, to present facts and misinformation. Not a place for press releases or something like that. Please use liberally, but with caution. And leave me a PM after your reply, so that I can link it in this first post. I'll post a template in the second post, but you are not limited to that.

adder Wrote:
Exempli Gratia / Template
[off rp] This template can be used to create similar looking entries in the fact book. You can of course adapt it to your needs or refuse to use it. I recommend using it, though, as this helps with keeping the suspense of disbelief. [rp]

How to use the template:
Text in [Brackets] is to be replaced with your information
Do not remove the tags, though, as this will format your text accordingly.

[Header: Name of State]

Political Information

Political System: [f.e. Republic, Soviet Republic, Parlamentary democracy, Autocracy, Dictatorship, benign paternal Autocracy]

Head of State: [Name your highest individual and their rank]

Head of Government: [Name your government leader, if any]

Highest Court of Justice: [Name and possibly value in the system]

State of Parliament: [2 chamber system, etc. pp, Not applicable, forbidden]

Current government party: [describe the current government party]

other important political parties or movements: [name and describe the politically important movements or parties]

Human Rights: [describe the Human Rights situation here]

Individual Rights: [describe the official state policy on the individual. Do you have big individual rights? Or does collectivism rule]

Other political information: [free text, if you want to describe something in more detail or have different things that are important

Societal Information

Prevalent Culture: [describe the majority culture of your nation]

Minority Cultures: [describe minority cultures, with a lesser grade of detail]

Prevalent Religion: [describe the majority religion, if any]

Minority Religions: [describe the minority religions, if any, with a lesser grade of detail, and add information on its legal status, if relevant: f.e.: Church of Mithras, forbidden]

Important cultural innovations: [describe one or two things that are very important for the world or your country. F.e.: Sixtinian Chapel: Michelangelo designed and painted the murals in this chapel, making it one of the most revered and possibly the most influential mural paintings in Roma]

Acceptance of Individualism: [here's the place for you to show that your country's population is truly tolerant, or are scumbags of intolerance against the expressions of other individuals. This is for private reaction, not for official state policy]

Economic Information

Important industry sectors: [Name up to three most important sectors. Use the trade commodities of your country for reference]

Most important companies: [Name very few important companies in those or other sectors]

Resources: [Name the most important resources your country does have, f.e.: Copper, Teak wood, Silk]

other important economic information: [The place to describe other things, including political impact on economy, f.e.: planned economy.]

Military Information

Name of the armed forces: [name your armed forces, including branches]

Size of the [army branch/land based military]: ca. [men, tanks, artillery, as you choose]

Size of the [naval branch/sea based military, if any]: ca. [ships, men, naval aircraft, tamed whales, Godzilla]

Size of the [air branch, if any]: ca. [aircraft, big eagles, dragons, banshees]

State of nuclear weaponry: [Intercontinental, short range, none]

Kratonien (Kratonia)

Political Information

Political System: People's Republic

Head of State (President of the State Council):
1990-2025: Miguel Diaz (1940-2026)
2025-2026: Marino Parilla (*1973)
since 2026: Pedro Borrell (*1966)

Head of Government (President of the Council of Ministers):
1990-2012: José Lopez (1943-2017)
2012-2020: Yolanda Iglesias (*1971)
2020-2026 Marino Parrilla (*1973)
2026-2031: Yolanda Iglesias (*1971)
2031-2034: Miguel Montilla Mira (*1984)
since 2034: Pedro Alvarez (*1979)

General Secretary of the Socialist Workers Party:
1990-2018: Miguel Diaz (*1940)
2018-2026: Marino Parrilla (*1973)
2026-2032: Pedro Alvarez (*1979)
since 2032: Pedro Borrell (*1966)

Head of the People's Chamber
1990-1996: Ramon Chavez (1920-1996)
1996-2016: Anita de la Vega (1944-2023)
2016-2026: Pedro Borrell (*1966)
since 2026: María Chacón (*1985)

Kratonian Secretary for ACOSS

2013-2016: Pedro Borrell (*1966)
2016-2026: Pedro Alvarez (*1979)
2026-2034: Martína Oreja Mellado (*1971)
since 2034: Miguel Montilla Mira (*1984)

Highest Court of Justice: Supreme Court of Kratonia

State of Parliament: Unicameralism, a People's Chamber

Current government party:
Socialist Workers Party (SWP), Kratonian: Partido Socialista del Trabajo (PST) | Socialism, Catch-All-Party

other important political parties or movements:
Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) / Partido Liberal Democrático (PLD) | Left-Wing Liberalism, Social Democracy
Peoples Party (PP) / Partido Popular (PP) | Social Conservatism, Economic Liberalism
Green Alliance (GP) / Alianza Verde (AV) | Green Politics, Left-Wing Liberalism
Councils of National Offensive (CNO) / Juntas de Ofensiva Nacional (JON)| National Conservatism, Nationalism

500 Seats are assigned in the People's Chamber:
SWP: 275 Seats
PP: 98 Seats
LDP: 77 Seats
GP: 28 Seats
CNO: 22 Seats

Human Rights: Generally quite good.

Individual Rights: Collectivism, but some individual rights

Other political information: Kratonia is a socialist peoples republic under the leadership of the Socialist Workers Party.

Societal Information

Prevalent Culture: 58% Kratonian Mestizos (mixture of Kratonian natives and spanish / african immigrants)

Minority Cultures: 30% Spanish, 7% Africans, 4% Natives, 1% others

Prevalent Religion: 95% Catholicism

Minority Religions: 3% Protestants, 2% others

Important cultural innovations: Basílica de Nuestra Señora de Panaria, a Basilica built around 1630, the first one in South America

Acceptance of Individualism: Very tolerant against all cultures and religions

Economic Information

Important industry sectors: Agriculture, Oil Production, Oil Refining

Most important companies:
  • PDK (Petróleos de Kratonia) a state-owned oil and gas company
  • Aceta, largest producer of chemicals in Kratonia

Resources: oil, natural gas, wood, aluminum, iron, gold

Military Information

There are following General Officer ranks:

Brigadier General
Major General
Lieutenant General
Colonel General
General of the Army (Minister of Defense)

Name of the armed forces: National Bolivarian Armed Forces of Kratonia

Size of the Bolivarian Army of Kratonia:
  • ca. 980'000 Regular Soldiers in 5 Military Districts (West, East, Centre, ACOSS-Forces)
    ca. 240'000 Paramilitary Militias (People's Defense Brigades, National Bolivarian Defense Units)
    ca. 30'000 Militias from the Ministry of State Security in 7 Brigades
    ca. 55'000 Kratonian Space Forces
  • 150 T-72 Tanks (T-72M/M1/B1, stored)
    398 "Bolívar I" Tanks (stored, domestically produced T-72 Upgrades, produced between 1999 and 2013)
    520 "Bolívar II" Tanks (stored, domestically produced T-72 Upgrades, produced 2007-2023)
    326 "Ocelote" Tanks (domestically produced 2013-2031)
    270 "Ocelote II" Tanks (domesticalle produced between 2030 and 2040)
  • 90 "Unido" (Viana) Armoured Cars (purchased from Bertholletia in 2018-2020)
    120 "Unido II" (Viana B) Armoured Cars (purchased from Bertholletia in 2021-2023)
  • 1.680 artillery + 400 self-propelled Artillery

Size of the Bolivarian Naval Forces of Kratonia:
  • 40'000 men
  • 3 aircraft carriers:
    "Proud of the Association" (since 2011, until 2015: "Che Guevara")
    "Fidel Castro" (since 2031)
    "Kim Il-Sung" (since 2039)
  • 3 air-defense destroyers
  • 3 anti-submarine destroyers
  • 3 missile destroyers
  • 5 anti-submarine frigates
  • 3 general-purpose frigates
  • 4 light frigates
  • 13 patrol vessels
  • 7 fast attack craft
  • 6 minehunters
  • 10 minesweepers
  • 7 minelayers
  • 7 submarines

Size of the Bolivarian Air Force of Kratonia:
  • 20 MiG-29K carrier-based fighers
  • 32 Su-27 Fighters (stored)
  • 62 C-04 "Tucán"-Fighters (domestic production between 2004 and 2022)
  • 21 FC-14 "Tráupido" light fighters (produced between 2015 and 2018)
  • 60 CB-16 fighter-bombers produces between 2016 and 2027)
  • 82 C-25 "Tucán II"-Fighters (domestic production since 2030)
  • 58 CP-25 "Tucan IIP"-carrier-based fighers (production since 2033)
  • 12 CP-25B "Tucan IIP/B" carrier-based fighers (production since 2039)
  • 36 A-05 "Condor" Attack Aircraft (domestic production between 2005 and 2015)

State of nuclear weaponry: Intercontinental

Size of the Bolivarian Space Forces of Kratonia:

[*] several Space Shuttles
[*] 1 Space Cruiser "Júpiter"
[*] 6 Space Frigates "Marte I"
[*] 6 Space Corvettes "Luna I" and "Luna II"
[*] 51st Missile Defense Brigade
[*] 52nd Missile Defense Brigade
[*] 53rd Missile Defense Brigade

Barony of Stolenlands

Political Information

Political System: Military dominated parliamentary democracy

Head of State: General der Panzertruppe Lauren Strickland

Head of Government: General der Panzertruppe Lauren Strickland

Highest Court of Justice: Judge General Court of the Stolenland Military

State of Parliament: 2 chamber system, the House being composed of freely elected politicians and the Military Advisoral Board consisting of all officers of rank Colonel ("Oberst") or higher. Parties are forbidden, all electorial candidates must be on their own

Current government party: not applicable. The current political mainstream is militarist and anti-socialist.

other important political parties or movements: none of any importance.

Human Rights: Full human rights granted to citizens of the state. Political freedom is partly restricted as any socialist movement is forbidden by constitutional law.

Individual Rights: Fully individualist, even inside the military.

Other political information: Importantly to know, the refugees from Europe's thirty years of wars have founded a new state pretty much along the lines of a good mixture of European states. While the economy is mostly influenced by the United Kingdom, and the Military is largely influenced by the pre-Nazi German "Reichswehr", cultural influences from Poland. Czechia, Italy and the Baltics cannot be denied.

Societal Information

Prevalent Culture: a rough mixture of European countries' cultural traditions, refined and forged together by a great sense for sarcasm and irony, and the will to survive at all costs.
Minority Cultures: none. The Osmanic Empire left the lands that are now Stolenlands without any infrastructure, cultural values and even fully void of people.

Prevalent Religion: A nordic based religion with the main gods being Tyr and Freya, influenced to a high degree by other European cults.
Minority Religions: full religious freedom in Stolenlands. The most important minority religions are Jewry (5%), Asatru in the classical sense (3%), Olympians following the Greek pantheon (3%), Christian (mostly Orthodox, 2%) and followers of Isis and Ra (2%).

Important cultural innovations: The most revered cultural site are the Hanging Gardens of Tazlforth, a large complex of astonishing Green Houses that are "flying" over the Mount Tazl, with a park underneath.

Acceptance of Individualism: Stolenlanders accept every person that is not opposite to their individualism, but they reject those who are not willing to be Stolenlanders, but want to live here.

Economic Information

Important industry sectors: Mining, steel processing, Weapons

Most important companies: Stolenlands Mineral Procurement A.S. (Mining), Tazlforth Currency Bank

Resources: Tungsten, Iron, Copper, Coal.

other important economic information: adamantly capitalist

Military Information

Name of the armed forces: Stolenlands Military Forces (SMF)

Size of the Armed Ground Forces: ca. 250.000 in two branches: the Armoured Corps and the Infantry Corps

Size of the Stolenlands War Marine: unknown strength

Size of the Army Air Force: ca. 250 Aircraft

State of nuclear weaponry: [Intercontinental

The Oceanian Union

Political Information

Political System: Socialist Meritocracy

Head of State: State Chancellor Mitch Landrieu

Head of Government: Vice Chancellors of various federal ministries and agencies reporting directly to the State Chancellor

Highest Court of Justice: Supreme Court of Oceania (original jurisdiction over all cases)

State of Parliament: Oceania Union Parliament - 1032 seats between the People's Assembly and the Union Council

Current government party: Socialist Technocrats (Faction of the Ruling Union Party that dominates the Union Bloc)

other important political parties or movements: Pure Meritocratic Faction (Sister Faction of ruling Technocrats), Communist Faction, Red Guard Alliance, Blue Wind Movement, Green Alliance, State Capitalist United

Human Rights: The Oceania Union strives to create a more equal society for all citizens under the rule of law and guided by the principles of socialism.

Individual Rights: Free society, individuals are encouraged to pursue their goals so long as it does not violate socialist principles

Other political information: The Oceania Union exercises state capitalism, where the state directly competes with private enterprise in the same regulatory conditions. The state ensures that large private business remain competitive within our economic models by creating or destroying public enterprises to ensure adequate market competition.

Societal Information

Prevalent Culture: Oceanians are mildly nationalist, they view the Oceania Union as the economic and political center of the world. However Oceanians merely take pride in this and do not see them as incurring any special rights or privileges to this. Oceanians expect government officials to act in a way that safeguards this prestigious position in the world.

Minority Cultures: Oceanians tend to be exploratory, with well over a billion citizens you can find Oceanians spread throughout the world touring cultures, starting new business, conducting charity or humanitarian work, or conducting citizens diplomacy by spreading our culture and ideals around the planet.

Prevalent Religion: Citizens from the now defunct state of Lafourche tend to be highly religious. The former Kingdom Lafourche was founded by french colonial nobility that maintained strong catholic roots.

Minority Religions: N/A

Important cultural innovations: The OU contains many of the world's tallest buildings, and largest structures. Oceania's most important innovation is the miles wide, deep, and high Okeanplex the world's largest self sufficient offshore city. The Okeanplex is literally a full fledged city off shore housing 1.5 million people with future expansion able to house an additional 500,000 people.

Acceptance of Individualism: The OU allows individualism when there is no damage to others personal well-being

Economic Information

Important industry sectors: Advanced manufacturing, space industry, banking, shipbuilding, aircraft manufacture, chip building, technology services

Most important companies: Pacific Union Bank and Trust, NOLA Advanced AI, Nova Tech Space Launch Systems, Mildegard Heavy Defense Industries, Kuulbergh Shipyards, Varshavyanka Industrial, AAA Bank, Delphi Telecoms, Benton Foods, Ruslana Markova Aircraft Corporation, Oceania Technologies

Resources: Uranium, Rare Earth Metals, Natural Gas, Oil, Gold, Copper

other important economic information: Free economy with state capitalism elements

Military Information

Name of the armed forces: Oceania Union Armed Forces

Size of the [army branch/land based military]: ca. 2,500,000 million troops (hard assets are classified)

Size of the [naval branch/sea based military, if any]: ca. 1,000,000 sailors (hard assets are classified)

Size of the [air branch, if any]: ca. 400,000 airmen (hard assets are classified)

State of nuclear weaponry: Intercontinental


Political Information

Political System: People's Republic, semipresidiential system

Head of State:

1999-2011: Joao Viana (1955-2034) (BPSP)
since 2011: Adriano Silva (*1969) (BPSP)

Head of Government:

1999-2001: Henrique Baros (1930-2026) (DPC)
2001-2004: Blairo Alves (1944-2035) (DPC)
2004-2011: Adriano Silva (*1969) (BPSP)
2011-2019: Leonardo Oliveira (1962-1940) (BPSP)
2019-2023: Blairo Alves (1944-2035) (DPC)
2023-2035: António Veloso (*1981) (BPSP)
since 2035: Adriano Silva (*1969) (BPSP)

President of the People's Chamber

1999-2004: Manuel Obregon (1951-2035)
2004-2012: Henrique Costa (1954-2040)
2012-2035: Ana André (*1967)
since 2035: António Veloso (*1981)

Bertholletian Secretary for ACOSS

2013-2019: Sofía Bartolli (1952-2024)
2019-2039: Leonardo Oliveira (*1962)
since 2039: Enrique Cabral (*1997)

Highest Court of Justice: Supreme Court of Bertholletia

State of Parliament: Unicameralism

Current government party:

Bertholletian Progressive Socialist Party (BPSP), Partido Popular Progressivo (PPP) | Social Democracy, Democratic Socialism

other important political parties or movements:

Democratic Union (DU) / União Democrática (UD) | National Conservatism, Economic Liberalism
Democratic Peoples Congress (DPC) / Congresso Popular Democrático (CPD) | Socialism, Nationalism
United Peoples Party (UPP) / Partido Povos unidos | Ecologism, Nationalism, a party for indigenious rights.
Social Union of Bertholletia / União Social da Bertholletia | National Conservatism, Right-Wing-extremism

260 Seats are assigned in the People's Chamber:
BPSP: 140 Seats
DU: 63 Seats
DPC: 41 Seats
UPP: 6 Seats

Human Rights: Average, but developing.

Individual Rights: Some individual rights.

Other political information: Bertholletia is a democratic peoples republic. It founded a Confederation, the ACOSS (American Confederation of Socialist States), with Kratonia in 2013.

Societal Information

Prevalent Culture: 68% Bertholletian Mestizos (mixture of Bertholletian natives and spanish / african immigrants)

Minority Cultures: 13% European, 10% Natives, 8% Africans, 1% others

Prevalent Religion: 71% Catholicism

Minority Religions: 16% Protestants, 11% Spiritualism, 2% others

Important cultural innovations: Cidade dos 15 gigantes, an old city of the native Bertholletian ages in the jungle, built around 1300, consisting out of 15 big temples and castles.

Acceptance of Individualism: Very tolerant against all cultures and religions

Economic Information

Important industry sectors: Agriculture, Ressource Mining

Most important companies:
  • TDP, a Mining Company
  • Aceta Bertholletica S.A: (ABSA), a Kratonian joint-venture chemicals company

Resources: wood, iron, tin, oil, bauxite

Military Information

There are following General Officer ranks:

Brigadier General
Major General
Lieutenant General
Colonel General

Name of the armed forces: Armed Forces of Bertholletia

Size of the [army branch/land based military]:
  • ca. 115'000 Regular Army in 8 Divisons and 6 Brigades
    ca. 15'000 Homeland Guards (5 Special Forces Elite Brigades)
  • 126 T-72 "Bolivar II" Tanks (in storage, purchased from Kratonia in 2015-2021)
    80 T-90 Tanks (in storage, former Kratonian, purchased in 2020)
    156 "Ocelote" Tanks (purchased from Kratonia in 2017-2029)
    65 "Ocelote II" Tanks (Joint-Venture with Kratonia, 2034-2040)
  • 72 "Viana" Armoured Cars, 75 mm gun M52/90 (produced between 2007 and 2019)
    20 "Viana B" Armoured Cars, 90 mm gun M74 (46 more in production, produced since 2019)
  • 100 towed artillery, 20 self-propelled artillery

Size of the naval branch (Brown-water navy):
  • 1'400 men
  • 1 patrol vessel
  • 4 fast-attack boats
  • 15 patrol boats

Size of the [air branch, if any]:
  • 46 FC-14 "Tráupido" light fighters (purchased 2018-2034 from Kratonia)
  • 36 "Uiraçu" Multirole Fighters (produced between 2025-2033)
  • 5 MiG-23B fighter bombers (secondhand, 12 purchased in 2014 and 2017 from Kratonian stock)

State of nuclear weaponry: unknown
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