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POSOWOCO Correspondent!
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Dear Readers

Sent from a very flat world.I can't lose interest though, it' s fascinating.Maybe I will go for a walk this afternoon.A low poly world indeed!

Yours Sincerely, POSOWOCO

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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. Naming Make your plans Write what its name is The capital(s) State province names Language(s) If possible make a custom National flag National song(s) National anthem(s) National symbol(s). Rules Create rules 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 Qualifications The state as a person of international law should possess the following qualifications: A permanent population A defined territory with borders. Government You are free to declare yourself a country anytime and anywhere However 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. Votation 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. Economy 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. Taxes Through taxation 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. Recognition 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. Branding Manage your branding through icons catchwords songs and artefacts. Flag Every country needs a flag of course 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. Money 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? State Seal 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!. Official correspondence With all the letters you'll be writing to the President the UN the Prime Minister and other heads of state you'll want nice letterhead on high-quality paper embossed with your seal. National Anthem You'll want a national anthem to play at important events Hopefully invoking past loyalties and tears.

A Low Poly World

how to create a world --

here we go naming make plans

write what its name is

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