The True Divided Nation - An Alternate North America

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  1. Threadmarks: BBC - What is the difference between militarism and stratocracy?

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    What is the difference between militarism and stratocracy?
    Or Why Egypt and Persia do not have the same system.


    Yesterday, Persia saw another election day. Democratic and Syndicalist nations frequently see Persian elections as "relatively free and fair". However, when Turkey held elections last October, the verdict of international election observers and of most democratic and syndicalist governments - nearly universally - was "not free and fair". Only a few organisations rated the Turkish elections "partly free and fair".

    Why is there such a difference? And what has this got to do with the difference between stratocracy and militarism (as the two forms of government are frequently called)?

    Militarism v. Stratocracy.png Stratocratic nations in yellow, militarist nations in olive.
    The Confederate States of America, the Republic of Saba, and the Volkstaat (South Africa) are somewhere between militarism and western democracy
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    What do the two forms of government have in common?
    • The military plays a great role in society, and every citizen or at least every able-bodied man has to perform a long time of military service.
    • Also, both militarism and stratocracy aim to be non-partisan. This makes stratocratic nations oft-chosen venues for difficult summits.
    • The only people eligibile for the role of President (etc.) are higher military ranks.
    • All militarist and stratocratic nations are socially conservative, economically rather social, and deeply religious. Even in the military, deep and devout religiosity is the norm.
    What are the main differences?
    • Militarism: Suffrage is only granted to ranks which are at least equivalent to a Commissioned Officer, some nations even require a rank equivalent to Brigadier General. Stratocracy: Suffrage is granted to every citizen, or at least to every citizen who has performed the compulsory military service.
     
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    I could make an infobox about Flight 330 and its passengers if that's OK.
     
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    Great idea, any places which would have been hit by Flight 330?
     
  4. The British Empire Not A Well-Known Member

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    You mean affected, right? Or is this like a Flight 93 scenario?
     
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    Yes but looks like version of Flight 77.
     
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    So, THA330 - Taj Mahal?
    DLH406 - Empire State Building?
    Air Chosun 273 - Ryugyong Hotel?

    Will there be a 4th plane as well?
     
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    What about the Powel House or State Legislature Building of St. Louis?
     
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    For which one? And what's the ICAO designation for Air Chosun? I'm planning on using CHO.
     
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    I don't want both but I want a Powel House in Philadelphia.
     
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    For which flight? I assume Lufthansa 406.

    And what about the ICAO, IATA, and Callsign for Air Chosun?
     
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    What about the British Airways Flight 300?
     
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    BAW300, that one will probably be the first one covered. Would that be OK?
     
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    Alright.
     
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    Can you also message me the details on 1/13 as well, as I could make several infoboxes on it.
     
  15. Threadmarks: 1/13: CoTam chat during the football match

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    @MathieuLoyalist:

    GOAL! 1-0 for the Reds! Touré![​IMG]

    CoTam chat:

    Mathieu:
    1-0 for our Reds!
    Sebastién: Wow! What a good shot by Touré
    Mathieu: YEEEEES!

    ....
    Mathieu: That wasn't offside!
    Sebastién: NO! The referee is blue!
    Mathieu: What's going on? Did he get a hint from Clermont-Ferrand?
    .... seems to be in contact with Clermont-Ferrand!
    Gaël: Yes! Running to the screen!
    Sebastién: Yes!!!!! The Online Assistant!
    Gaël: And... the screen! He makes the screen sign!
    Mathieu: Finally, this OA has worked for once. That seemed to be a total failure!

    GOAL!!!!!!!! 2-0 for the Reds! 2-0 for FP Angoulème! Jourdren!!!!!!!!

    Gaël:
    What is this noise?
    Mathieu: Look up! We must flee!
    Sebastien: A PLANE!
    This has become one of the most famous CoTam chats ever, as it took place immediately before the 1/13 terrorist attack on the Stade Loïc Piocelle, where the AMS Lille was behind 0-2 against the second-tier FP Angoulème in a match of the Coupe Proletarien. It was a match of the Round of 16.
    In this attack, 42,047 people were killed and 6,440 could flee the site in time or were "only" injured, among them Gaël and Sebastien. The FFF awarded FP Angoulème the Coupe Proletarien in this season.
     
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  17. Threadmarks: Map of the Confederate States of America

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    How are the Moros faring under Confederate rule? Any long-term insurgency or is the CSA okay with Moro Muslims?
     
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    Maybe another difference between the two could be the relative strengths of bureaucratic, technocratic, and corporate elites as well?
     
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