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Looking for nation-state detailing system
« on: June 27, 2008, 07:53:26 pm »
Hello. I am currently looking, after having searched through the Creature Making Resources sticky, for a useful format/tool for detailing a nation-state. My race, the Praetyrians, possess an enormous amount of nation-states, and I am going to be detailing the 9 major powers on their world. I would ordinarily use the Civilization PDF found in the sticky, but I do not possess the editing version of Adobe Acrobat, only version 8 of Adobe Reader. I am looking to detail them in areas such as government (not only fairly basic elements like "Technocratic Oligarchy" or "Fascist Federation" or "Ecotheocratic Matriarchic Constitutional Monarchy, but more advanced areas like the head of state, head of government, that position(s) powers..), economy (not only areas like capitalism, liberal mixed economy, moderate mixed economy, authoritarian mixed economy, socialism, communism etc, but also areas like primary products, exports/imports and so forth) and military (not only the head or governing body of the military, but a way to detail the individual branches, ranks, and examples of the most common munitions used).



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Re: Looking for nation-state detailing system
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2008, 08:46:09 pm »
Looking at History will be your best aid. Getting information on Greece would help. The Nation-States of Greece had a contentious relationship to each other. Athenians hated Spartans, even after Greece became "unified".
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Re: Looking for nation-state detailing system
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2008, 09:01:59 pm »
Looking at History will be your best aid. Getting information on Greece would help. The Nation-States of Greece had a contentious relationship to each other. Athenians hated Spartans, even after Greece became "unified".

I was more looking for a tool or uniform format for actual data. Eg, some sort of uniform table (extremely basic example):

Name:
Government:
Religion:
Economy:
Military:
Other:

Or an active tool for formatting, like some sort of program with an easy-to-fill sheet with export features.

I have the data and concepts, just not the medium or tool for them.

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Re: Looking for nation-state detailing system
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2008, 09:07:31 pm »
Ahhh well... I'm not big into the RPing scene so I'm not familiar with all that, however I assume that some here will know. Perhaps you should look for some Space/Civ RPing sites. Those place might have some sort of template.
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Re: Looking for nation-state detailing system
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2008, 09:16:09 pm »
Alright.. I've come up with something that might be useful. I based it partly on DG's own Alien Sheet and partly on the CIA Factbook, in addition to my own ideas.

Nation-State Template:

NATIONAL STATISTICS
Name:
Flag:
National Motto:
Official Language:
Extent of Territory (1):
GOVERNMENTAL STATISTICS
Government Type (2):
Head of State:
Head of Government:
ECONOMIC STATISTICS
Currency (Exchange rate to US $):
GDP:
GDP per capita:
Economic structure (3):
Chief Export:
Chief Import:
Protectionism (4):
SOCIAL STATISTICS
Population:
Gender Ratio (If applicable):
State Religion(5):
Majority Religion(5):
MILITARY STATISTICS
Head of Military:
Military Branches (6):
Military Budget as percentage of GDP:
Total personnel (7):
Conscription:
Requirements:
OTHER
Notes:

Notes:
1: >1000 square km, 10,000-100,000 square km, 100,000-250,000 square km, 250,000-500,000 square km, 500,000-750,000 square km, 750,000-1,000,000 square km, 1,000,000-5,000,000 square km, 5,000,000-10,000,000 square km, 10,000,000-20,000,000 square km, 20,000,000-30,000,000 square km, 30,000,000 square km-planetary, planetary-solar, solar-multisolar, multisolar-sectorial, sectorial-quadrantial, quadrantial-galactic
2: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_forms_of_government#Alphabetical_list_with_hierarchy
3: Capitalist, liberal mixed economy (Switzerland, US), moderate mixed economy (Canada, UK), authoritarian mixed economy (Finland, Germany), socialist (Holland, Sweden), communist (CCCP, North Korea)
4: Scale of 1 to 10, 1 being akin to North Korea, 10 having no restrictions on importation/exportation
5: By type of deity/ies: Atheism (Belief in no deity), Agnosticism (Uncertainity about the existence of a deity or deities) Monotheism (Worship of and belief in one deity), Polytheism (Worship of and belief in multiple deity), Monolatry (Acknowledgement of other gods but exclusive worship of one deity as true), Henotheism (Acknowledgement of other gods and their truth but exclusive worship of one deity), Pantheism (Worship of existence as a deity), Panentheism (Belief that existence is part of deity)
By nature of deity/ies (use all that apply): Male/Female/Genderless/Hermaphroditic, Deism (Belief in one deity that created the universe but does not interfere in it), Personal deity/ies (Belief that deity/deities interfere in mortal affairs), Bentheism (Belief that deity/ies are primarily benevolent), Maltheism (Belief that deity/ies are primarily malevolent), Amotheism (Belief that deity/ies are neutral or above morality)

Examples:
Christianity: Monotheist Male Personal Bentheism
Judaism: Monotheist Male Personal Bentheism
Islam: Monotheist Genderless Personal Amatheism
Hinduism: Polytheist Genderless Personal Amatheism
Theravada Buddhism: Agnosticism
Mahayana Buddhism: Polytheist Genderless Deist Amatheism
Wicca: Polytheist Male/Female Personal Bentheism
Pastafarianism: Monotheist Male Personal Amatheism

6: With titles and names of heads, be they bodies or individuals
7: Include hard numbers and/or percentages per branch.

Example:

NATIONAL STATISTICS
Name: United States of America
Flag:
National Motto: In God We Trust
Official Language: N/A
Extent of Territory (1): 5,000,000-10,000,000 square km
GOVERNMENTAL STATISTICS
Government Type (2): Constitional Federal Republic
Head of State: President George Walker Bush
Head of Government: President George Walker Bush
ECONOMIC STATISTICS
Currency (Exchange rate to US $): US Dollar (1 US Dollar=1 US $)
GDP: 13,543,000,000,000,000
GDP per capita: 43,444
Economic structure (3): Liberal mixed economy
Chief Export: Capital Goods
Chief Import: Consumer Goods
Protectionism (4): 4
SOCIAL STATISTICS
Population: 304,464,000
Gender Ratio (If applicable): 0.97 male/female
State Religion(5): N/A
Majority Religion(5): Monotheist male personal bentheism
MILITARY STATISTICS
Head of Military: Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates, Joint Chiefs of Staff
Military Branches (6): Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard
Military Budget as percentage of GDP: 3.9
Total personnel (7): 2 255 600 (1,055,000 Army, 335,000 Navy, 328,600 Air Force, 202,000 Marine Corps, 335,000 Coast Guard)
Conscription: No
Requirements: 17-45, not openly  homosexual
OTHER
Notes: This is an area to put notes about your nation-state that don’t fit anywhere else.
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