NationStates Jolt Archive


National Titles

Naelosia
06-11-2003, 18:16
The addition of the ability to customize our nations title is an excelent addition.
But I suggest anouther option.
The option of having 'no' title.

Think about it.
How many countries in the real world actually use titles?
Canada does not.
Germany does not.
Brazil does not.
Japan...
China...
Australia...

It would be a warmly welcomed function.
Five Civilized Nations
06-11-2003, 18:18
You are wrong, China does have a title, the People's Republic of... And Taiwan, is the Republic of China...
Naelosia
06-11-2003, 18:20
You are wrong, China does have a title, the People's Republic of... And Taiwan, is the Republic of China...

It still does not change the fact that almost no one calls them that.
Five Civilized Nations
06-11-2003, 18:22
You are wrong, people call them that... :evil:

Your not Chinese so shut up!!! :evil:
Naelosia
06-11-2003, 18:23
You are wrong, people call them that... :evil:

Your not Chinese so shut up!!! :evil:

All I am saying is I never hear any one over here in Canada say it.
Although, I do not know many Chinese people.

OOC: How would you know if I was not Chinese?
06-11-2003, 18:27
How come i can only change my title in my greater nation, Sebytania?
Fyreheart
06-11-2003, 18:27
You are wrong, people call them that... :evil:

Your not Chinese so shut up!!! :evil:

Behave.
Naelosia
06-11-2003, 18:34
How come i can only change my title in my greater nation, Sebytania?

You can only change the title for nations with pop. over 500 million
Sebytania
06-11-2003, 19:42
Damnit...
06-11-2003, 19:52
How many countries in the real world actually use titles?
Canada does not.
Germany does not.
Brazil does not.
Japan...
China...
Australia...

Officially:
The Dominion of Canada
The Federal Republic of Germany (Bundesrepublik Deutschland)
The Federal Republic of Brazil (Rep├║blica Federativa do Brasil)
The People's Republic of China (can't post Chinese characters, alas)
The Commonwealth of Australia

Japan I'm not sure about. They used to be "The Empire of Japan" pre-WWII, and still have an Emperor, but I'm not sure if they still call themselves an Empire.

But just because a nation's title isn't in common use doesn't mean they don't have one. Most nations do.

:twisted:
Lower Whingeing
06-11-2003, 20:00
Most countries have both long and short forms of their names. Canada used to be the "Dominion of Canada," Australia's the "Commonwealth of Australia," Germany's the "Federal Republic of Germany" (no longer as frequently used as when there was an East Germany), China's the "People's Republic of China," Britain's the "United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland," France's is the "French Republic" (or the Fifth French Republic, or French Fifth Republic)... Just like atoms and molecules, just because you don't see 'em doesn't mean they don't exist.

I apologize for reiterating what was listed above.
1 Infinite Loop
06-11-2003, 20:19
The addition of the ability to customize our nations title is an excelent addition.
But I suggest anouther option.
The option of having 'no' title.

Think about it.
How many countries in the real world actually use titles?
the English Colonial Brewery of Canada eh does not.
the Federal Republic of Germany does not.
the home of her hottness, Xuxa, Brazil does not.
the constitutional Monarchy of Japan...
the Peoples Glorious Revolutionary Republic of China...
the Commonwealth of Australia...

It would be a warmly welcomed function.
I think those are right, I know Canada and Brazil are right, , Xuxa, mercy

also note, canada has also been called
The Hockey Training Camp of Canada eh.
Luna Amore
06-11-2003, 20:34
We can change titles now! :shock: I'm behind in the times I guess.
Kitimat
06-11-2003, 21:12
Canada does not have a formal name beyond Canada.

http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/geos/ca.html#Govt

conventional long form: none
conventional short form: Canada

Other than Canada I'm not 100% sure, but you can check any that you are not sure of in the CIA Factbook...its upto date.
Kitimat
06-11-2003, 21:28
Just did some more looking and there are a few more,

Belize
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Burkina Faso
Canada
Georgia
Grenada
Ireland
Jamaica
Japan
Malaysia
Mongolia
New Zealand
Romania
Solomon Islands
Somalia
Turkmenistan
Tuvalu
Ukraine
Western Sahara

For a Grand Total of 19 Nations (not including Colonies of Empires that have yet to be granted full Independance) that have no Formal Name.
Liverpool England
07-11-2003, 00:24
I'm Singaporean, Malaysia is our immediate neighbour to the north, they're the Federation of Malaysia, as far back as I can remember.
Liverpool England
07-11-2003, 00:24
I'm Singaporean, Malaysia is our immediate neighbour to the north, they're the Federation of Malaysia, as far back as I can remember.
Naleth
07-11-2003, 00:36
The People's Republic of China (can't post Chinese characters, alas)
人民中華民國 - The People's Republic of China
人民光彩的革命中華民國 - the Peoples Glorious Revolutionary Republic of China
(should work with english encoding, but you can change to Chinese Traditional by going to View>Encoding if that's giberish)
Philopolis
07-11-2003, 00:41
my suggestion that would include no title
http://www.nationstates.net/forum/viewtopic.php?p=1922754#1922754
SalusaSecondus
07-11-2003, 01:22
No title will not be an option. It is not possible.

http://www.weirdozone.0catch.com/projects/nationstates/salusasecondus/salusasecondus2.jpg
SalusaSecondus
Tech Modling
PGP: 0x0604DF3E
NuMetal
07-11-2003, 01:31
If you had not title, it would still leave "the" and "of"


ie
The Of NuMetal
Imminent Deletion
07-11-2003, 01:34
You could, I suppose, be "The Nation of NuMetal." Close enough to nothing. :P

I am very much liking this feature; thank you again. :)
Goobergunchia
07-11-2003, 01:44
If you hit the spacebar three times in the text field, you'd get "The of Numetal". However, I'd prefer "The Head Banging Republic of NuMetal".
NuMetal
07-11-2003, 01:52
I know, I was just saying why having no title wouldn't really make sense, you would still have "the" and "of" so it wuld look a bit silly
Bodies Without Organs
07-11-2003, 03:37
According to my copy of Whitaker's Almanac (1997) Japan refers to itself in a form which is transliterated as 'Nihon Koku' and translated as 'Land Of the Rising Sun'. The translation could at least be rendered through the NS naming mechanism.

I eagerly await to be corected on this information.
[violet]
07-11-2003, 07:34
Nations in NS are often referred to by just their short title (like here in the forum), but they all must have a long one, too. Providing an option for no long title would require me to screw around quite a bit, and probably isn't ever going to be a high enough priority to get done.
Philopolis
07-11-2003, 07:58
thanks to my smarts 8) I have come up with a solution for the "no title" problem.
why not just name yourself

the nation of @@NAME@@
Montfortslavia
07-11-2003, 08:08
who can guess the official name of Mexico ?
ill give a prize to whomever gets it right
Ruccola
07-11-2003, 08:10
The People's Republic of China (can't post Chinese characters, alas)
人民中華民國 - The People's Republic of China
人民光彩的革命中華民國 - the Peoples Glorious Revolutionary Republic of China
(should work with english encoding, but you can change to Chinese Traditional by going to View>Encoding if that's giberish)
Actually the People's Republic of China is 中華人民共和國 - Zhong Hua Ren Min Gong He Guo, whilst the Republic of China (Taiwan, but only 20-odd nations recognize it, for obvious reasons :P ) is 中華民國 - Zhong Hua Min Guo.

I'm not sure about the "People's Glorious Revolutionary Republic of China" though.
SalusaSecondus
07-11-2003, 08:17
who can guess the official name of Mexico ?
ill give a prize to whomever gets it right

Los Estados Unidos de Mexico
The United States of Mexico
Trixia
07-11-2003, 10:20
You can only change the title for nations with pop. over 500 million

Is that true? You can make your own title if you pop is over 500mill?
Rotovia
07-11-2003, 10:26
I beg your pardon, The Commonwealth of Australia, is Australia's offical title.

(I am reading the constitution for Legal Srudies)
The Most Glorious Hack
07-11-2003, 10:39
You can only change the title for nations with pop. over 500 million

Is that true? You can make your own title if you pop is over 500mill?

Yes, check the News.
Patar
07-11-2003, 12:02
The Dominion of Canada is no longer used and no longer official. It was slowly fazed out by the government starting in the 60's and ending in the 80's. the last act that finally put the old dominion away was when "Dominion Day" (celebrating our independance) was changed to "Canada Day" in 1982.

So in turn, the dominion of canada is old and no longer official.
3 am Eternal
07-11-2003, 13:10
You are wrong, people call them that... :evil:

Your not Chinese so shut up!!! :evil:

I don't know why but this made me laugh out loud in a quiet office, I could imagine a funny beavis-type speeded up voice saying it, must be the devil emoticons or something.