NationStates Jolt Archive

Trade and War?

13-07-2007, 21:24
I'm new to this, so please help me.

Is there trade or war in this game? Because I would expect some kind of attack would lower your country's population.
Emperor Matthuis
13-07-2007, 21:27
From the FAQ:

How do I go to war against another nation? Or trade?

In one sense, you can't. NationStates doesn't include these things -- because it's a simple game, and because they would bias things in favor of militaristic and capitalist nations. One of the nice things about NationStates is that you can craft a nation into your idea of Utopia without having to worry about such pragmatic concerns as national defence.

Into the breach, however, steps the NationStates community, which has independently devised an entire system covering war, trade, and just about anything else you can think of. This takes place entirely on the forums (mostly in International Incidents), and is role-played.

Many people have asked about the possibility of a more sophisticated version of NationStates, with trade, military conflicts, and more. This does sound cool, but I haven't decided yet if I want to do that. It would be a lot of work, and I'd have to charge people to play it. But it's possible.

You can roleplay trade and war here on the NationStates and International Incidents forums. These features may be avaliable on NationStates 2 but this has not been released yet.