If you're a regular to our FunnyJunk NationStates project, you've lasted all the way to our 100th post! If you're lucky enough to stumble upon this, you get to have a say in our future! I thought this would be a good time to look at how we started and question if we want a new look. After all this time, we've unlocked a lot of Banners and answered hundreds of Issues. My poll list can attest to that.
I'd put how all our stats have grown, but then this would be hours behind schedule. Trust me, I've tried it before... Instead, I'll jump to the part where we first started making decisions.
Political Lean: Of the nine choices for the base stats corresponding to the nine extremes of the political compass, with a quarter of the votes, you all voted Centrist! That started us with nice even stats.
Q1: When asked whether a country should be judged by how it treats its worst off citizens, over a third of you voted to Agree
, starting us with boosted Welfare, Education, Income Equality, and Inclusiveness!
Q2. When asked if corporations were good for society, most of you voted to Agree
, boosting our Employment, Economic Output, Economic Freedom, and Average Income, but it also boosted Wealth Gaps.
Q3. When asked if marijuana should be legal, most of you said you Strongly Agree
, increasing our Recreational Drug Use, Pizza Delivery, Civil Rights, Niceness, and Nudity. However, it also brought down our Law Enforcement, Lifespan, and Employment.
Q4. When asked if the world needed to rediscover spirituality, a majority of you voted to Disagree
. It increased our Secularism and Scientific Advancement at the cost of some Spirituality.
Q5. When asked if young people should perform a compulsory year of military service, a lot of you said you Agree
. That increased our Authoritarianism, Defense Forces, Social Conservatism, and brought Law Enforcement back up while reducing Youth Rebelliousness, but at the cost of some of our Political Freedom.
Q6. When asked if Capitalism was on its way out, a majority of you said you Disagree
, over half! That boosted our Economic Output, Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Retail stores.
Q7. When asked if democracy was worth keeping, a third of you said you Agree
. That gave us a little help with our Political Freedom!
Q8. When asked if you'd rather deter criminals or rehabilitate them, a third of you said you Agree
with deterrence. That increased Law Enforcement, Social Conservatism, and my favorite stat, Weaponization!
History: We were given nine different options for a possible origin story, and a quarter of you voted for Like-Minded Isolationists
! That means our five million citizens all came together with the urge to escape their oppression, debts, and warrants tied to their homeland in the name of independence! This gave us our final base stat change, increasing our Intelligence and reducing our Taxation at the cost of increasing our Corruption and reducing Law Enforcement.
If you weren't here for the start, now you know where our starting stats came from! And now you know the people of FunnyJunk are secretly a people trying to escape an oppressive regime... Which is probably internet censorship in this case.
Now let's take a look at what we've earned over these past few months!