Up until about 2-3 weeks ago I had an outlawed civil rights and an outlawed political freedoms after only 2 issues the both went up to rare about 6 issues later I got them down to unheard of but they refuse to budge any lower. Any advice on this?
If you've never heard of something, you can't outlaw it. I think.
The larger your nation gets the harder it is to change those rankings. When you get to my size its just about impossible, you are pretty big too.
The only advice I can give you is to keep clicking on issues that decrease civil rights (or click on options that don't raise civil rights if none of them decrease civil rights). Be merciless.
It took me a few months for my civil rights to fall from 'unheard of' to 'outlawed' for the first time. It happened when I enforced ethnic quotas instead of giving government prizes for positive portrayals of minorities. Giving government prizes doesn't raise civil rights but it doesn't reduce them either. I also submitted options for two or three other issues at the same time (jailing animal liberationists, executing political prisoners and barcoding all citizens, if my memory's right). Try submitting issues that decrease civil and political rights four at a time.
In more recent times, I decided to allow hospitals to pay people to donate their organs. My civil rights rose from 'outlawed' to 'unheard of'. It took over two weeks for my civil rights to fall back to 'outlawed', even though I outlawed hospitals paying for organ donations a few days later.
#0 Should Democracy be compulsory? (Of course not. Outlaw it).
#1 Where's the love gone? (Never received it, but either outlawing divorce or fining partners who don't day 'darling' should do).
#2 Reclaim the streets! (I always chose the banning cyclists from main roads-don't know the effect of other two).
#3 Harry Potter censorship row (Ban Harry Potty, even if your nation's secular).
#4 Economic collapse looms! (Depends on what you want for your economy).
#5 Child Casino Shock (Ban gambling).
#6 Appointment of Spiritual Adviser (Catholic and Atheist options don't raise civil rights, not sure about New Age option).
#7 Animal Liberation Front strikes again (Either jail animal liberationists ["these nuts have got to be stopped"], ban meat eating or put cruelty taxes on meat. I choose either the jailing or the taxing whenever the issue crops up).
#8 Nudists demand time in sun (Either make it compulsory or outlaw public nudity)
#9 @@animals@@s on the dinner table? (Depends on what you want for your economy
#10 Social inequality reaching embarrassing levels (Never received that issue for this nation. However, I would either choose option 1 or 3).
#11 People Request not so much dictatorship, it that's all right (Nuh-uh. Execute those traitors).
#12 Death Penalty on agenda (Shouldn't receive this issue if you're a dictatorship. If you do, crack down on lunatic fringe groups).
#13 Too much yakking, already, says delegation (Shouldn't receive this issue if you're a dictatorship. If you do, choose option 1).
#14 Military demands increased spending (Always gave military extra money, don't know the effect of the other option).
#15 More police needed (More police or public floggings).
#16 @@MAJORINDUSTRY@@ workers strike! (Sack the troublemakers).
#17 Corporations demand political say (Outlaw elections).
#18 Citizens struggle under "unfair" tax burden (Either option 1 or 2).
#19 @@NAME@@ awash with red rimmed eyes (Ban pot).
#20 Gunman kills three (any option will do).
#21 Police consider 'Big Brother' anti-crime system (Either option 2 or 3).
#22 Nazi sympathizers Plan rally (Ban it, even if your nation's ideology is National Socialism [Nazism]).
#23 Uranium deposit promises to enrich @@NAME@@ (Any option will do).
#24 Budget time: accountants excited (Options 1-3 are fine; don't know the effect of option 4).
#25 Cloning research promises new breakthrough (Either option will do).
#26 Compulsory organ harvesting proposed (Make it compulsory).
#27 Cash for colons? (Nuh-uh. Outlaw it).
#28 Cancer sufferer demands Euthanasia bill (No. She must die with brutal agony. Choose option 3. Don't know the effect of option 2).
#29 Minorities demand representation in TV soaps (Enforce ethnic quotas [option 1]).
#30 Auto industry struggle against foreign imports (Never received this issue for this nation. However, I would abolish minimum wage laws).
#31 Get efficient, private sector tells nature (Privatise it).
#32 One wife is never enough, says polygamists (One wife is always enough-outlaw polygamy).
#33 Genetics bring new life to extinct species (Option 1, 2, is fine; don't know the effect of option 3).
#34 Don't puff on me, says non-smokers (Ban it).
#35 Refugees want to call @@NAME@@ home (Any option will do).
#36 International community comes doorknocking (Any option will do).
#37 Traffic Cops needed on Information superhighway? (Either option 1 or 2).
#38 @@NAME@@ looks up to the stars (Option 2, 3 is fine; don't know the effect of option 1).
#39 Scandal rocks @@NAME@@'s government (Haven't receive this issue for this nation; however I would either ban tabloid newspapers or hold government officials to a higher standard).
#40 Hukd on Fonix Workd 4 me! (Any option will do).
#41 Software giant stomps on Competition (Never received that issue; however I would choose option 1 or 3).
#42 Turn down that racket, say morality police (Ban heavy metal music).
#43 Prisoners demand elbow room (Never received that issue; however I would choose option 1).
#44 No Pain, no Gain! (You heard me-allow torture or summary execution).
#45 Baseball league steps up to the plate (I chose option 2; don't know the effect of option 1).
#46 Jennifer Government censorship row (Ban it).
#47 The great wall of @@NAME@@? (Haven't receive that issue-I think any option will do).
#48 Give us healthcare or give us death! (So give them death. I haven't received this issue, but be wary of universal health care).
#49 Diving for dollars (Either option 1 or 3).
#50 Whips, chains, and leather, oh my! (Perverts, defilers, and depravers, oh my! Ban it).
#51 Streaker in snooker game (Jail them).
#52 Is it art or is it porn? (It's porn. Either choose option 1 or 2).
#53 Orbital armageddon (Haven't received this issue; however I would choose either option 1 or 2
#54 Time to put older senators out to pasture (Time to put elections out to pasture? Outlaw it).
#55 Bigtopian protestors cry for full integration (Haven't receive this issue, but I think any option will do).
#56 Give us money, quoth the poet (Give us death, quoth the poet-execute them).
#57 Electronic plague in @@NAME@@! (Either option 1 or 3).
#58 Violent Violetists demand blood! (Itchy hangmen demands fresh prisoners-choose option 3 [maybe option 2]).
#59 Drunk driving on the rise (Either execute drink drivers or outlaw alcohol).
#60 Supreme Court Nomination (Do NOT choose option 3 or 6).
#61 Should the government grant estates and titles of nobility? (No. You should dismiss the issue as the options are full of hidden traps, both known and unknown).
#62 Oh, the angst! (I chose option 2; don't know the effect of other options).
#63 Tykes with tools? (Don't know. I've never received this issue for this nation. However, I would choose option 3).
#64 Put the 'board' back in Board of Education (Paddle, paddle, paddle).
#66 Transsexual demands recognition in chosen gender (Dictatorships demand that option 2 be chosen).
#67 Most likely to secede (Crush the traitors).
#68 Ornery Overcrowding problem (Use birth control; don't know the effects of the other options).
#69 Power problems need bright solution (any option will do).
#70 Purge the infidels! (You heard them [or not]. Either option 1 or 3).
#71 Minority group demands language recognition (Either option 1 or 3).
#72 Ever widening butts cause theatre havoc! (Either option 1 or 2).
#73 Without cars, going nowhere fast (Option 3 a definite yes, option 2 a sure yes, option 1 not so sure).
#74 @@NAME@@'s racers growing fast and furious (Time to cool their heels in jail).
#75 Cutting off sex offenders? (Castrate or enslave them).
#76 Suits in protest (Arrest them! Either option 1 or 3).
#77 World to end, or possibly just mark anniversary (Whoop! Whoop! Choose option 1).
#?? Easter Egg! -should we pull the lever? (Well, should we?).
#∞ After an infinity of NationStates, what next? (Meaningless-will never reach this issue).
thanks. that damn nobility issue is what got me for political freedoms. the first option promotes slavery yet raises political freedoms.
You seem to be confusing economic freedom with civil rights...but whatever goes for you. :D
It took me a few months for my civil rights to fall from 'unheard of' to 'outlawed' for the first time. It happened when I enforced ethnic quotas instead of giving government prizes for positive portrayals of minorities.
That affects a company's freedom to produce and air racially discriminatory shows. It doesn't affect one's right to watch such shows. It depends on the wording, actually. I think.