Kool Map Game 2
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? Izambri Left of the middle
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Welp, some of us miss the Kool map game, which was a weird and funny game we played two years ago in the ZBB.

It's time to play it again. But now we'll play it a lil' different, if you want: we'll use NationStates' region of iSharia to expand the game.

The rules are easy: as in the original game, copy the last updated version of the map, pick some empty land and paint in a colour the area ruled by your nation, which must be placed in NationStates Isharia region. Then write some words about your nation in the same post. Is not necessary an entire Factbook, just some words about how the country is; it can be a serious thing or a joke, or just camel shit. Don't forget to put a link to your nation's page.

This is Isharia:

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The image is png. format. Save any image in that format, or bmp. Never jpg. or you'll burn in hell.

When drawing and painting your country's area don't forget to:

1. Use a simple tool (in most paint programs, like Paint.NET, is the 'pencil tool').
2. Avoid blurring (disable the antialiasing tool, and save as .png or .bmp).
2. Respect shores (don't paint sea as if it were land; use a thin line for that). You can slightly modify them at convenience, though.
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And this is the first nation:

The Most Serene Republic of the Bloody Lamb

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The Most Serene Republic of the Bloody Lamb is a country populated by sentient lambs. It's a crowned democracy, the head of the state being Vilkas VII «Truly-a-sheep» of the House of Canavar. The Belambent, the national parliament, is a one party chaotic chamber where laws are passed by bleating acclamation. The executive is the Wolly Cabinet, while the judiciary is the Court of Wolves.
The country consists of hilly pastures where the sheeps spent easy and peaceful lifes. Historically not to prone to openness the country is developing a tourism industry fast, and the state owned industries are facing a future of privatizations.

Here is the Factbook.

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Motto The blood of the lamb is worth two lions
Anthem Baa-baa
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Capital Cortdovella
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Languages Bloodylambish
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Demonym Bloodylamber
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Government the Woolly Cabinet (heteroclitic one-party cabinet)
Monarch Vilkas VII of Canavar
Prime Minister Conon Robespierre the Hudsonth
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Legislature the Belambent (chaotic-herd parliament)
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Judiciary the Court of Wolves
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Formation Acts of Herding
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Currency Voelbit [ˈvʊɫbit]
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Drives on the pasture
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Calling code +552
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Internet TLD .bl
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*dʰéǵʰōm, usually called "Dheghoom" or "Dheghome" by people that can't into Unicode, was once a part of the Caucasus, before it was lifted out of space and time, for reasons unknown, by a mysterious but dapper man in a bowler hat and a stylish duster, known only as "Mr. Chi".

The leader of *dʰéǵʰōm is known as Chief White Halfoat (*ḱwéytos semigʷrómos).

The national language is Proto-Indo-European.
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The Principality of Tevessaget

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Tevessaget or, more formally, the Principality of Tevessaget (Tevessagi: Tevessaget /tɛvɛsɐɣɛt/; Feaûgéruss v'Tevessaget /fɛ͜ɔʑeɦuːs vdɛvɛsɐɣɛt/) is an airlocked state on the iSharian region. It covers 31,648 square kilometers and has a population of 20 million. It is a parliamentary representative democratic republic, whereby the two Princes of Tevessaget (Feaûginol v'Tevessaget) are the heads of state and heads of government. Executive power is exercised by the government, while legislative power is vested in both the government and the Grand and General Council. Its capital and only city is Chreltyllan, the highest capital city in iSharia, at an elevation of 1,028 meters above sea level. The are no official languages, but Tevessagi is recognized as the proper language of the Tevessagi nation.
    Created under a charter in 898, when two petty princes joined forces against the eastern barbarians, the present Principality was formed in 1108. It is known as a principality as it is a monarchy headed by two Co-Princes: the Upper Prince (Feaûgin v'Ador) and the Lower Prince (Feaûgin v'Muss), a traditional division of the country and the principality's national politics that comes from the preformative epoch.
    An iSharine country, Tevessaget is mainly mountainous, making it a winter sports destination, especially in the upper region (Adorle). Many cultivated fields and small farms are found in the lower region (Mussola) where plains abound. The country's economy mainly relies on finance, industry, services and tourism. It is one of the wealthiest countries in the world in terms of GDP (per capita). Tevessaget is considered to have a highly stable economy, with one of the lowest unemployment rates in iSharia, no national debt and a budget surplus. The country has a strong financial sector centered in Chreltyllan, and has been identified as a tax haven. It is a member of the iSharian Free Trade Association, and the only country with more vehicles than people, although cars are banned to run along streets and roads.

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Motto "Not without my socks"
Anthem The Well-knit Winter
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Capital Chreltyllan
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Languages Tevessagi
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Demonym Tevessagi
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Government Council of the General
President of the Government Fiàr Arengo
Co-Princes Pescarl Vionte (Upper Prince), Maizale Cintò (Lower Prince)
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Legislature Up-and-down Parliament (parliamentary representative democratic republic)
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Judiciary the Grand and General Council
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Independence Union of the two Pretty Princes (898) and Proclamation of the Tevessagi Constitutions (September 14, 1108)
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Currency Argant
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Drives on the right
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Calling code +444
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Internet TLD .tv
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The Theocracy of Cevlaconia

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The Theocracy of Cevlaconia is a country ruled by a psychotic dictator that competes against the Free Democratic Junta, the Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham and Gulagonesia to become the worst sinkhole in the iSharia region.
    The country is renowned for its complete lack of civil rights and political freedoms, to which we can add daily executions, compulsory military service, state-planned and imploded economy, illegalized private enterprise, racism, mandatory exercise at daybreak, monitoring of telephone traffic, total ban on bicycles and cars, among other resolutions, traditions and laws against freedom and the Human Rights.

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The Federated Arcologies of Autochthonesia

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The Federated Arcologies of Autochthonesia (FAA) is a sovereign island nation consisting of 635 states spread across much of the central area of the Southern Ocean. The country is mainly composed of free-floating arcologies of different sizes, some of them reaching high altitudes (the tallest of all surpassing the highest mountain on the southern hemisphere and serving as a spaceport). About 200 arcologies, the smaller ones, are permanently anchored to the Thylogalic Sea –the sea surrounding the Pademeloan islands–, in the northern third of the federation, and are mainly devoted to aquaculture and combat sports tourism. Is there that the federal capital, Mauri Tiabú, is found, on Aelon Pulau Island.
    The FAA is one of the most advanced countries in Isharia. Its main exports are ceramics, seashells, coir and shattered-glass boxing gloves, brine, wireless electricity, artificial volcanos and pickled fish. Its main imports are dehydrated cappuccino, genes, walnut icecream, and palm trees.

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The country is placed on the southern hemisphere.
? Izambri Left of the middle
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By the way, the map we're using here can be reproduced using this website. Just enter [16384751] in 'seed' and choose [1000] for width and [500] for height. The projection is [square].

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This is the bathymetric map generated in the web.


Using [bathymetric] in 'colour map' we have the thing above, a bathymetric map, which mixed with the political map gives the thing below:

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This is a mix of the bathymetric map with the last update using the blank map. An orographic and political reference
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The Most Serene Republic of Haon

As is evident to all that see it, Haon is a land of Peace and Freedom. Capitalism is the work of god, and it is the duty of all men to promote it. Women should be attached to machinery and used as breeding tanks. Furthermore, as the nation of gods, we support GamerGate.

The national language is Speedtalk.

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? Rhetorica Sleepless Scribe
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When this is all done, youzins should refactor it into a Diplo board.
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The Kingdom of Dhammarat

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Dhammarat (Dhammi /tʰaːmmaˈɾat/ "land of the white elephant (people)"), officially the Kingdom of Dhammarat, formerly known as Sivara, is a country at the northern centre of the Midday ocean.

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Dhammarat is a monarchy headed by King Ahudhaia Tongsam IX and governed by a technocratic council constituted by the Provisional National Assembly that took power in February 2015, when the former dictator, Rhom Pussam, fled the country after a popular revolt. The king is the ninth of the House of Babar, and has reigned since 1941 as the country's longest-reigning monarch. Although the monarchy and military are still intervening periodically in politics a new democratic constitutional system will be established along 2015.
    Significant corruption survives in certain areas of the Dhammarati government, economy and the military, legacy of the recently overthrown communist dictatorship and its one-party system and command economy, as well as the excessive spending on military and defense budgets during the Frozen War and its aftermath. Another legacy, a high degree of poverty, is being reverted thanks to a social agenda that tries to introduce capitalism in the country.
    A medium-sized country, Dhammarat is a populous state. The capital and largest city is Tongap, which is Dhammarat's political, commercial, industrial and cultural hub. About 80% of the population is ethnically Dhami, which includes four major regional groups: Allutsava (central plain), Visa (northeast), Thukti (littoral) and Maungati (northern mountains). The remaining 20% is composed by Mais, Akhems and various "hill tribes" in the northwest. The country's official language is Dhammi and the primary religion is Babarism, which is practised by around 95% of the population.
    Dhammarat is experiencing rapid economic growth, becoming a newly industrialised country and a major exporter. Manufacturing, agriculture, and tourism are leading sectors of the economy. Among the ASHIN (Association of Southern Hemisphere Isharian Nations) countries, Dhammarat ranks fourth in quality of life and the country's HDI had been rated as "high". Its large population and growing economic influence have made it a middle power in the region and around the world.

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? Matrix Chronicler of the Myriad
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quoting Izambri, Marquis, the Findible League:
"land of the white elephant (people)"

quoting Izambri, Marquis, the Findible League:
House of Babar

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? Anguipes The Great Whore That Sitteth Upon Many Waters
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Coastlines have changed between Haon and Dhammarat versions, including the addition of a whole inland sea in the east.  Set a consistent water line value dammit.  Also tell us whose nations these actually are so this thread looks very, very slightly less like the United Confederation of Izambri Puppet States.

(FDJ to come when Shit is Fixed.)
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Anguipes, the coastlines have been slightly changed in my last post above to solve some technical problems. No more changes are expected, but I reserve my right to do so with not-occupied-land, no need to say that. Anyway, it is necessary to consider the last iteration of the map, which is precisely the one in my last post.
    Therefore there's no need to fix anything. You can proceed.

Another thing: when you choose the piece of land you want, you can slightly change its coastline to smooth it, or to add some tiny islands, so the thing looks more natural.

And you can have more than one nation, not only in NS but also in Kool Map Game. I don't know if you played the first KMG, but this second time that 'rule' remains the same.

-The Cartographic Service-
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quoting Matrix, Conversational Speaker:
quoting Izambri, Marquis, the Findible League:
"land of the white elephant (people)"

quoting Izambri, Marquis, the Findible League:
House of Babar

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One of my favourite TV series when I was a kid.

*oh, the memories*
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The Confederacy of Brachyura is a comparatively small nation that started out as a loose conglomeration of independent states, but is now a single state with a federalist system of government. It is all about crabs and attempting to keep the community strong both inside and outside, although there are sometimes errant policy changes in one or the other direction.

Brachyura is subdivided into a total of 17 regions, each of which has significant power to institute local policy. The federal government is comprised of the executive council headed by the prime minister, with legislation being the responsibility of the two-chambered parliament. The upper house consists of 34 appointed members, two from each region; the lower house is elected by the people in a system of proportional representation.

The official and government language of Brachyura at federal level is Torkawi Ntaratu, although languages are comparatively diverse and some regions may choose to conduct business also in additional languages. The national animal, and dish, is the crab.
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Free Democratic Junta

Free Democratic Junta is a nation in extensive redevelopment after many decades of civil war and religious sectarian violence.  The entire government system has been taken over by a military coalition from all side of the conflict, who decided they had more in common with each other than they did with their theologian leaders and could run the country far better. 

Domestic affairs are now handled by the Council for National Improvement, which is keen to point out that, since there are elections and referendums and those are fully processed and consulted, it is an example of deliberative democracy and very much not a shady dictatorial oligarchy.  Other known government bodies are the Public Information Office, the National Entertainment Commission and the People's Tissue and Organ Bank.

See also the Council's guiding principles, responses to various issues, and information on the national animal.

Motto: “Definitely Not A Corrupt Dictatorship”
Alternative Motto: "Armigera et Periculosa"

Currency: 39mm round
Major Industries:  arms manufacture, uranium mining, woodchipping, basket weaving
Major Exports:  terrified political dissidents
Major Imports:  regional disdain


Also, have a version of the map with some quick latitude lines for reference:

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Peoples and gentlemens, lemme present you one of our economic communities...

The Free Isharian Nations Alliance (FINA) and the Association of Southern Hemisphere Isharian Nations (ASHIN).

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The Free Isharian Nations Alliance (FINA) is a politico-economic union of various Isharian states with a common forum (ASHIN), a court of justice and a central bank.
FINA is ASHIN's common market and customs area. All its members have the same currency, the Ishare.

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The Association of Southern Hemisphere Isharian Nations (ASHIN) is a political and economic organization with the aim to accelerate economic growth, social progress and sociocultural evolution among its members, as well as to assure protection of regional peace and stability and opportunities for member countries to discuss differences peacefully.
ASHIN serves as FINA's forum, since this one still lacks a supranational parliament.

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As of today four countries made up ASHIN and FINA: Autochthonesia, the Bloody Lamb, Dhammarat and Tevessaget, although Dhammarat is not a member of FINA yet.
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The *wéyḱs of Miekko
is a massive, cultured nation, remarkable for its sprawling nuclear power plants, complete lack of prisons, and smutty television. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 1.455 billion Miekkoans enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The relatively small, outspoken government is dominated by the Department of Education, with Healthcare also on the agenda, while Welfare and Law & Order receive no funds. The average income tax rate is 6.7%.

The Miekkoan economy, worth 75.9 trillion vladles a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Cheese Exports, Gambling, and Soda Sales. Black market activity is notable. Average income is 52,175 vladles, with the richest citizens earning 5.3 times as much as the poorest.

Tax evaders are regularly visited by agents of the Miekko Blood Tithe, most governmental positions are filled by zealous nationalists, the government seeks peaceful forum with terrorists, and a punitive tax has been placed on harmful emissions. Crime, especially youth-related, is a major problem, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Miekko's national animal is the elf, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Miekko is ranked 1st in iSharia and 12,993rd in the world for Largest Agricultural Sector, scoring 3 on the Mu-Bah-Daggs Productivity Index.
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You should disable Paint.NET's antialiasing tool! That way the coastlines won't look blurred.  ; )

Ok, this is the most recent version of the map without blurring:

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Isharia's southern pole. The antarctic circle.

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