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Long-Term Peace Mode Nations of the Mushroom Kingdom

On January 24th, the Mushroom Kingdom, as a part of Doomhouse, declared war on the New Pacific Order. On January 26th, two days later, a group of alliances countered with the bulk of their higher NS nations in peace mode. At the time of the counter-declarations, the following Mushroom Kingdom nations were in peace mode, and have been in peace mode continuously since then. Infrastructure: 8,999.99 Nation Strength: 67,404.359 Infrastructure: 15,500.99 Nation Strength: 65,616.456 Infrast

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Hey there, R&R.

Once upon a time, you guys signed a treaty with IRON. The relevant sections follow. Preamble: We, the alliances of R&R and the Independent Republic of Orange Nations (hereby referred to as IRON), sign this pact in essence of orange unification, friendship, and stronger bonds of faith through security, defense, intelligence, and finance. Article I: Mutual Defense A declaration on one signatory through military means is considered an attack on both signatories. A 24 hour notice will be gi

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The new claim that doving upper-tier nations is bad for the game.

This is dumb. It just isn't, unless you want to argue that peace mode is bad for the game. What's more, none of you guys complained about it when C&G did it in the TPF war. A recap of the TPF war: C&G hit TPF, then we ordered our lower-tier nations into dove, then C&G ordered their upper-tier nations into dove. C&G used exactly the strategy that we've been using in this war, and the reason was that they did not want to fight TOP's upper tier. Just like we don't want to fight

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Progress in the war against NEW

That is NEW's alliance graph. NEW has 69 nations out of 158 in peace mode. Roughly half the alliance is in anarchy, presumably largely due to nukes. However it is clear they are not getting mauled. Meanwhile, FEAR and UFF, the alliances who entered to defend them officially, are getting destroyed. Much as I hate to admit it, at this point it seems clear that the deal PC and iFOK made was sufficient for their ally to win this war. The alliances of International, TPE and Fark do not have the n

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Reminiscing

I used to post quite a lot on these forums. There were a few reasons for this; the main one being that early in my CN career I was on the winning side of a couple lopsided wars and found myself bored to tears by them. I decided it would be more fun to try the other side, and you know I was right. Probably why I'm still here, but CN warfare against the odds is actually pretty fun. I'm also a fast typer and good at coming up with controversial remarks, especially crazy-sounding but technically pla

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FAN-Legion relations

Yes, you did !@#$ on practically everyone. And I take it from this that you're saying you tried to make it up to everyone. So I guess I missed the delegation you sent to Legion to apologize to them for supporting threats of OOC criminal actions against their members in GWIII?

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The myth of the opposition

The current opposition is too small. C&G was able to unseat the NPO not because of any great foreign policy ability, but because the Superfriends and the Citadel decided to change sides, combined with a large number of boredom deletions among the ruling alliances in the old older. Now let's look at the list of the top 40 alliances and where they sit in foreign policy terms. I'm counting treaties to the three ruling blocs plus Fark and Sparta, as those two alliances tie together a lot of th

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Thinking of quitting?

Want to go out with a bang, but don't want to feel guilty about it? If you've got a fairly big nation, go join IRON or DAWN. You can help Planet Bob while on the way out, no guilt attached.

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Red Team non-NPO nations

I've been tracking Red nations not flying the NPO AA for a bit now. April 18th: 1592 June 11th: 1288 June 17th: 1259 The debate is on as to whether Revenge and Moldavi, both now effectively suspended, were good or bad for the Red Team. In OOC terms, I actually have no opinion. You'd expect something of a reduction anyway, given that the number of total nations is dropping pretty fast at the moment. But still, tracking the numbers might prove interesting to some people. This kind of person

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For Galerion

I know where your signature image comes from.   You should try to act more like Guts and less like Casca. And realize that Junka is more than a little bit like Griffith.   For those who have no idea what I'm talking about, Galerion knows. Also you can read this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Berserk_characters

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A small proposal

For the Love of God, Think of the Casualties! Convention Preamble. The undersigned alliances, wishing to prevent the de-escalation of conflicts into peace mode, and the horrifying devastation it brings to casualty counts, proudly commit to the For The Love of God, Think of the Casualties! Convention. Article I. Each signatory joins this Convention individually, as a unilateral solemn commitment to its principles and intentions. This document does not constitute an alliance or pact between th

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Hard evidence in the Sedrick case.

I collected the aidscreens, war screens, and spy screens connecting to Sedrick before the alliance war began, and sorted them all in chronological order. That's the hard evidence. It shows that Sedrick was a happy member of TENE, selling tech to Ragnarok, on the afternoon of August 4th. Something happened between 3pm and 6pm; in roughly 3 hours Sedrick has become an MHA applicant and is being targeted by a TENE nation for spy attacks. A bit over 48 hours later, Sedrick responds by launching a

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The word "protectorate."

The word protectorate means a small alliance that is protected by a protector. Do not use this word to mean the opposite: a large alliance that is protecting something. This is backwards. Do not say "protectee." That's not a word, which is why Mozilla's spellcheck just underlined it on my screen. Thank you for your cooperation.

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The word surrender.

There appears to be a lot of confusion over what it means. Many people seem to think it just indicates that the surrendering party is defeated. This is not the case. It indicates a transfer of control; the surrendering party gives something over to the conqueror. Here are a number of links to online dictionaries explaining what the word means. Merriam Webster American Heritage Dictionary The Free Dictionary The Free Dictionary (legal) Probably the clearest definition in the military conte

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The dramabomb appears primed

Now might be a good time to remind people to play nice and hopefully we'll all still be around in a month or two. Maybe then we'll have a few cold beers together and laugh. To that end, I suggest that victorious alliances try to avoid imposing terms that require: alliances to give up members or leadership positions of certain members; the payment of punitive reparations; the disbandment of alliances. We've all got communities here. Maybe you don't like some other guy's community, but

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Bloc vs. Block

A political grouping with a number of different actors in it is normally referred to as a bloc. For example, a voting bloc. A block is quite a different thing, and much easier to explain. This is a picture of three blocks. Please stop confusing the two.

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Hey Sardonic

I noticed your declarations of war reasons. It looks like it was your intention to quote Harbinger. Was this because he was the guy who lost the war in Mass Effect 2 despite having massive odds in his favour? I'm really not sure videogame villains are who you should be going for as a model, they have a nasty habit of turning up dead.

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Rogues do funny things.

There's a rogue hitting one of our few remaining tiny nations right now. This is from his nation screen. Yes, it appears his soldier count is higher than his supporter count. He must have maxed his soldiers, and then sold infra. Does he not know we can aid soldiers to his target? He may find himself wanting to buy some troops back in the coming days... Anyway I'd never seen a nation with negative citizens before.

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The Undefeated

I see this little confusion has flared up again, in the Sanction Race no less. The name Invicta, which is Latin for "undefeated", doesn't mean "never lost." It's the OOC motto of Kent, which is the home of one of our founders. If it really meant what you think it means, we'd have had to give it up the first time an Invicta member lost a ground battle. Which I lost one of, I think, in the SOLID war last year. Wikipedia has a lot more information on our name. I will note that a conditional sur

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Roleplaying

This is a concept foreign to many CN players. Let me summarize it for you. Roleplaying is where you pretend to be someone else while playing a game. For example, members of the New Sith Order pretend to be Sith, or followers of the Sith (I hate the prequel films and don't really understand the whole Sith idea because I haven't watched most of them) from the Star Wars universe while playing CN. They are not actually Sith. This is roleplaying. Recently, there was an incident where the allian

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The IC/OOC line

This is an intriguing statement. Offline, I play and run roleplaying games of the traditional sort quite a lot. Sir Quote's claim here that the point of having an IC/OOC line is to prevent people from using knowledge gained out-of-character in-character runs into all sorts of difficulties in actual games. Several of the people I play with refuse to talk about games out-of-character for fear of learning things that their character doesn't know, because it's too hard to play knowing the context t

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