Sent from a very flat world.
I can't lose interest though, its fascinating.
Maybe I will go for a walk this afternoon.
A low poly world indeed!
Yours Sincerely, POSOWOCO
Anyone wanting to see a low-polygon world full of mountains, fields and clouds?
Do you need to escape to a simpler, virtual world?
or want to see an abstract of our world pinned to simple concepts?
We live in a very detailed, fractal world and universe.
Here we create a world and view it in "low poly" so we are at the heart of the sparseness of a vast landscape.
We can now be telling anyone about a simple journey.
We can, for example, show an animal making a simple trip across this landscape and ask ourselves why not?
The cloud floating across the sky is revealing jagged edges.
This does not seem to matter when telling a story - why?
A Low Poly World
HOW TO CREATE A COUNTRY FOR YOUR WORLD
Here we go.
Make your plans
Write what its name is
State province names
If possible make a custom National flag
You must follow established rules and conventions
Much of the basis for current nation-building comes from the 1933 Convention on Rights and Duties of States
also known as the Montevideo Convention
These are the basic rules set out in Article 1 of the Convention
The state as a person of international law should possess the following qualifications:
A permanent population
A defined territory with borders.
You are free to declare yourself a country
nobody will take you seriously
which translates to the simple truth that you will have no legitimacy as a nation.
Invite your friends
One of the key requirements for a nation aside from territories will be a population
If the land you conquer or build doesn't come with indigenous people
you will have to bring your own to the party
Invite your friends and family to join you in this venture
and you will have a small
but dedicated population.
Establish a government and/or constitution
The success or failure of your venture will be determined
in large part by your leadership in governance
Consider the success of the United States
rooted in a Constitution that is at once clear and defined
yet open to interpretation and growth
Without that it may have fallen into disarray and dozens of small nation-states rather than an arguably united whole
Your government and your constitution should be guided by the principles you wish to establish from the start
Every good country has a system of how laws are made there.
This process is where citizens make decisions about governance and elect officials
It is used in Switzerland
Aim for True Democracy
The people themselves vote on everything but only now and then
This is hard to do with a big country but might work for your micro nation.
Establish an economy
If you're not trading in Dollars or Euros or other currency
You will need to create your financial system
Will you base your nation's wealth on gold or securities or a wing and a prayer?
While your word may count among your friends for the national debt
you will need some serious collateral for that to be of any use
If you stick to established currencies
you will still need to determine how to fund your government
and the best way to do this may be anathema to the very reason you start your own country.
your government will be able to provide essential services such as
a power grid and water lines
a necessary bureaucracy (as minimal as you like)
and an army as you may want to project yourselves.
Be recognised by the world community:
Barring any untoward issues resulting from the founding of your country (see above)
you will want to become a player in the world
To do this you will need other nations to recognise you
This will require you to become adept at international law.
Politics and diplomacy
If these are not among your strongest skills
you would be wise to recruit
a cabinet of skilled politicos to take on this task.
Manage your branding through icons catchwords songs and aretefacts.
Every country needs a flag
and yours will be no different
This is the most prominent of national symbols
but other symbols will help establish your identity as a nation.
What will your currency look like? Will it have your profile boldly embossed on gold coins
and in the 3D hologram on paper money
or will you use a symbolic icon such as POSOWOCO giant?
Will you go full-tilt modern
or attempt to hearken back to a time when each piece was carved by hand?
You can come up with a national motto and translate it into Latin
There are many free online translators
Add some florid graphics with a shield
All to suggest you're descended from royalty
Or you can state your mission clearly in your language
and have a graphic designer create a logo
A good logo can be worth more than the crown jewels of England!.
With all the letters you'll be writing to the President
the Prime Minister
and other heads of state
you'll want nice letterhead on high-quality paper
embossed with your seal.
You'll want a national anthem to play at important events
Hopefully invoking past loyaties and tears.
The Evening Edge
A piece of the lightning came from the rain,
It is now nowhere as if to share our pain,
It's cleansing freshening forceful strike,
Will leave us together for one more night.
The rain is sprinkling its juices across the land,
Feeding our tightening hearts with might,
As we learn from the strike what it all really means,
The rain and the lightning doth come again come.
16th January 2020