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JamesYanik (548 D)
07 Sep 17 UTC
Cat games are back
It was about time
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brainbomb (62 D)
14 Sep 17 UTC
Communism is the purest form of Government
I am going to start an American Communist movement focused on Climate Change Awareness, Redustribution of wealth, and eliminating all taxes
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DemonOverlord (554 D)
14 Sep 17 UTC
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Webdip or r/The_Donald
Let's play a game. I'm going to post a series of quotes and you're going to guess if the quote is from webdip or r/The_Donald
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Aegon I Targaryen (100 D)
15 Sep 17 UTC
gunboat 726
game up in a few mins. 5 minutes per phase gunboat anonymous sum of squares games. Need a few people
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Giuseppe Garibaldi (100 D)
13 Sep 17 UTC
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Why did America elect a fat orange pervert as their president?
so strange. I'm interested to hear your thoughts
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Al Swearengen (0 D X)
13 Sep 17 UTC
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Build That Wall
Build That Wall!
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Wusti (499 D)
13 Sep 17 UTC
Interested parties for 101+ GR Serious Game
Anyone else feel betrayed by a broken and hideously unfair and unscrupulous GR system?
Do you think you're better than your doctored stats make you out to be?
Well here is a game just for YOU.
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Maniac (344 D (B))
29 Aug 17 UTC
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Story time
North Korea Didn't fire the missile: Hackers Did.
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CommanderByron (654 D (S))
10 Sep 17 UTC
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Webdipia Alt-Hist Simulator 3
Here at last, fresh on the tail of the Sci-Fi Sim we have the Alternative History Sim. This time around we will be using Google Drive for a large amount of information sharing and resource management. Looking forward to GMing.
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Bromley86 (100 D)
14 Sep 17 UTC
Paging Yonni re. ODC
Apologies to all for posting on the forum - I can't seem to pm yet.
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Aegon I Targaryen (100 D)
12 Sep 17 UTC
Wondering about a supporting mechanic
Hey guys, is it possible for me to support an enemy troop to destroy one of my own? For example: French army in Paris supports German army in Holland to take Belgium, in which there is a French army.
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brainbomb (62 D)
14 Sep 17 UTC
All Nude FTF Webdip group
I was thinking of posting signups for an all naked Face to face diplomacy tournament to be held in my moms basement. Lemonade and snacks will be provided. This is also an orgy. Sign up here.
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leon1122 (175 D)
14 Sep 17 UTC
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Why did America elect a corrupt Muslim tyrant as their president?
so strange. I'm interested to hear your thoughts
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Maltir (100 D)
11 Sep 17 UTC
A couple quick questions
Hey guys,
I couldn't find the questions thread, so I'm posting this here.
1) What happens if you run out of diplomacy points? How do I get more?
2) Just found out that you can only build new units in your home centers.
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DemonOverlord (554 D)
13 Sep 17 UTC
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3 unranked gunboats
Would anyone like to play 3 unranked gunboats with me either here or on vdip? You don't need to partake in all three although I would appreciate it. Skill level can be anything from capt brad to SplitDiplomat. Only thing I'll be looking at is reliability.
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ND (706 D)
13 Sep 17 UTC
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Supreme Court sides with Trump!!!
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/12/us/supreme-court-refugee-ban.html
Full case will be heard in October, but for now the Supreme Court agrees with Trump! Sorry charlie!
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brainbomb (62 D)
07 Sep 17 UTC
Petition to bring back Jamiet99uk
I actually miss the lil bugger and this forum is a less enjoyable place without him. Can we discuss bringing him back as he was a good member for years and years and provided lots of humor and passionate debate.
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brainbomb (62 D)
11 Sep 17 UTC
I support Isis
In the typical form of her myth, Isis was the first daughter of Geb, god of the Earth, and Nut, goddess of the Sky, and she was born on the fourth intercalary day. She married her brother, Osiris, and she conceived Horus with him. Isis was instrumental in the resurrection of Osiris when he was murdered by Set.
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Farenheit (100 D)
13 Sep 17 UTC
New Diplomacy Map Idea: USSR Vs America
So, It uses the international map. America is Blue and USSR is Red. You know the deal
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Peregrine Falcon (1280 D Mod (B))
08 Sep 17 UTC
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Seeking Full-Press Players
Hello everyone,
I'm looking to get a semi-anon, full-press, DSS game going.
I'd like to set the RR level at 90%, to make sure we have people who don't miss turns, but would be willing to bring it lower if necessary.
60 or 120 D would be ideal, but that is also open for change.
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JamesYanik (548 D)
12 Sep 17 UTC
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Ted Cruz
( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
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Hathkin (41 D)
09 Sep 17 UTC
New Players
see below
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Giuseppe Garibaldi (100 D)
29 Aug 17 UTC
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Do we all agree that Donald Trump is a complete idiot?
Just wondering where the diplomacy players loyalties lie. He's clearly a nutjob bad president
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DemonOverlord (554 D)
23 Aug 17 UTC
Mafia 31 Sign Up Thread
Sign ups for M31
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Oztra (80 D)
10 Sep 17 UTC
looking for a biff
anc med, everything else normal
pm me for password
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=206126
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MonsieurJavert (214 D)
11 Sep 17 UTC
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Imhotep Password?
Hey all, i'd like to join "The Glory of Imhotep". Would someone DM me the password?
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Smokey Gem (168 D)
11 Sep 17 UTC
Game cant support hold or move yourself.Modern
Hi, game ID one rule you cant support hold or support move yourself.

gameID=206190
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orathaic (1009 D (B))
10 Sep 17 UTC
The Shock Doctorine
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Shock_Doctrine

Has anyone read this?
Octavious (1486 D)
10 Sep 17 UTC
"The book suggests that some man-made events, such as the Iraq War, were undertaken with the intention of pushing through such unpopular policies in their wake"

Makes a change from the "it was all about oil" argument, I guess.

I've not read it, but from the wiki post you've supplied I can't help but feel that the emotional and physical distractions caused by events wouldn't be particularly useful at distracting from unpopular policies. The public aren't so single minded. Potential Brexit, economic trauma, and the refugee crisis weren't enough to distract the British public from being outraged by the death of Cecil the Lion.

Sure, if there's a lot in the news then some events may pass under the radar, but as long as there's an opposition and free press to highlight important developments then the public are perfectly capable of giving it whatever consideration they feel it needs.
orathaic (1009 D (B))
10 Sep 17 UTC
What if there are natural disasters which can also be used - taken advantage of...
Octavious (1486 D)
10 Sep 17 UTC
Much harder to plan for, I'd say. Again, in a modern democracy there is the problem of the opposition and the free press to overcome, which are much harder to distract. There's also the time issue. A substantial change takes a substantial amount of time to pull off. A natural disaster can distract for a while, but I'd argue it'd be too short a distraction to have a chance of hiding anything significant.

In nations with a more authoritarian system, without an opposition or free press or other checks and balances, this may carry some weight. In western democracies it certainly is possible to hide small scale bad news events to some degree. But distracting the people, the press, and the opposition from major changes? That seems highly unlikely to me.
orathaic (1009 D (B))
10 Sep 17 UTC
In a society without an opposition, there is little point in creating distractions, who are you distracting?

To take Naomi Klien's actual tweet from today: https://twitter.com/NaomiAKlein/status/906934791550980100

The kinds of thing you can get away with may be smaller for a natural disaster, and obviously this didn't distract Klein herself... But the majority of the media may be distracted. Not sure about the opposition (though since the republican party holds all powr in both the executive and legislative branches, i'm not sure how much opposition there is likely to be...)
Octavious (1486 D)
10 Sep 17 UTC
@ora

I don't understand how this relates to the Shock Doctrine. Trump is in favour of cutting taxes. He always has been. He says it all the time. It seems he even says it when disasters are happening. It's not really using a natural disaster. It's carrying on with your campaigning in blind disregard for anything else.
Octavious (1486 D)
10 Sep 17 UTC
In regards to opposition, UKIP have taught us that you don't need a lot of seats to have a significant impact and to keep the people alert to issues you believe are important. The UK Green Party are also examples of this.

As for Authoritarian regimes, if the Arab Spring taught us anything it's that even dictatorships can only function with the consent of the people.


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brainbomb (62 D)
10 Sep 17 UTC
Detroit Lions destroy evil Arizona
LIONS ARE SLAUGHTERING ARIZONA. finally!!! We lose to them every freaking time
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cspieker (8632 D)
07 Sep 17 UTC
New game up Tourney Simulator II
New game up. Sign up. Could be fun.
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=205982
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