NationStates Jolt Archive

Political freedoms dropping and dropping... why?

02-03-2005, 20:53
It is very strange,
my Nation, The Community of Piotau, was a "Left Wing Utopia" a while ago. Civil Rights were Superb, Economy doesn't matter, "Fair", I think, perhaps already "Weak" a few days later. Political Freedoms were "Superb" or "Excellent" (don't remember properly)

When adressing the issues I ever thought to be careful not to reduce political freedoms... I choosed the options which I thought of would bring best political freedom and if it had nothing to do with that, I did chose something which did grants great civil rights.

But from one day to the next political freedoms suddenly changed to "Average" (and my State was now "Scandinavian Liberal Paradise", and still is this cartegory). I was shocked and on every issue I did think much to be sure not to drop the poltical freedom any further and to search for a possiblity to even increase it. A few days later it was "Below Average" and still has this status.

It's pretty weird... Are random number generators used to change things in this way? or do things get worse if they go "too well" for some time?

If not could someone who has access to such data look in the logfile or whatever and tell me exactly, what issue did lead to the decrease of political freedoms?
03-03-2005, 01:11
Most, if not all of the issues that you receive have underlying side-effects that you really wouldn't think about. After all, the issues are largely satirical. Do you happened to remember which issue you responded to last?

"The private sector is almost wholly made up of enterprising fourteen-year-old boys selling lemonade on the sidewalk, although the government is looking at stamping this out."

That could be one of the reasons why your political freedoms have dropped. You probably received an issue that has to do with stricter policies when it comes to the private sector.

#16: @@MAJORINDUSTRY@@ Workers Strike!
#17: Corporations Demand Political Say
#41: Software Giant Stomps on Competition

Do any of those look familiar?