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SERBIAN STORY #2 - The Country

Day 1,279, 18:12 by Jovan Tekelija

To my eSerbian readers, овај чланак је наставак претходног. Као што тамо рекох, ово су моја размишљања. Ако вам се не свиђа или нисте сагласни немојте дати глас. За све остало, ту је комент секшн билоууу ;)

INTRODUCTION

This is the second part of my Serbian Story. In this one we’ll discuss things like: what eSerbia is about, what makes it tick and how, organization and commitment.
As I said in the previous article, this is about eSerbs, not about Serbs or Serbia.
This is the first article. 138 comments. It has to be worth reading, I guess.Good or bad. :D

POLITICIANS AND STUFF

They’re terrible. Not all of them, of course, and not entirely(as persons, but just when they ‘do’ politics).
It is somewhat a generally accepted opinion that politicians are the worst part of the eSerbian society. Politics is done very aggressively in eSerbia. As I have already explained in the previous article, (e)Serbs adore politics. We love infighting, quarreling and such things. The ‘normal’ (non-political, neutral) population is easily and quickly …well, obviously not DRAGGED into politician-instigated mud-wrestling. I just couldn’t think of a better word XD

In their struggle to ensure their party’s supremacy, they are ready to do almost anything. From lying to stealing someone else’s glory, from multiing to paying for votes. eSerbia is a mess during elections. That is a period when all of the eSerbian society’s filth comes to the surface.

CONGRESS EXPERIENCE

On the election day you get a bunch of messages from congress candidates, where they’re either trying to bribe you to vote for them, or promising you things. In that period there are many give-away actions where people are trying to ‘buy’ political support with free bread and guns. Thanks to Plato’s decision to enable everyone to have their own companies and work in them, such actions are now not only done by politicians, so their own are just one drop in the ocean :D

After such affairs, it is logical that our congress becomes lame as hell, as people who are in it are mostly party-puppets. Thanks to eRepublik mechanisms(sincerely) Congress is not that important in this game.
Needless to say, most of these don’t really have any ideas or any real intentions of making eSerbia ‘a better place’. They’re in it for the medal and the gold.

It’s a great thing when you are a ‘foreigner’ like me, so you don’t get this crap in such degree XD

PARTIES

Once again, game mechanisms don’t really allow any different policies from parties, like it doesn’t allow any other political system than democracy(and American CP type, too). It is pretty much like in the eUS, they are named either after their RL beliefs, after some slogan or something completely random. Examples are those of top parties I know something about.

UeS – United eSerbia- most people would agree this is the most serious party in eSerbia. Many great eSerbs come from this party, leaders and writers likewise. They really mean business. This is both their best quality and their vice. They sometimes act too big-headed, like they’re the only ones who are right. Such stance has made them complacent at times, and it is pretty obvious that UeS is stagnating as most of their leading members are old players who have either run out of ideas or energy.
Most popular member –Clueless.


SZR – Common Sense Party- as you can see, this party is from the random-names one. At first glance they appear to be this unserious, laid-back group of people. However, this is not so. Among those bunch of spammers or trolls or just plain moronic characters(present in every party, but given most opportunity in SZR XD) there is a group of players who know exactly what they’re doing. Hiding behind their ‘slowride, take it easy’ façade they are able to perform some of the greatest political stunts this game has ever seen. Master-manipulators in one word.
Most popular member – desert hamster

SeS - (Let’s) Preserve eSerbia- Lipec’s babyboom party. This party held the political pedestal for a very long time, thanks to both their huge number of members and Lipec’s popularity(‘father of eSerbia’). Sadly for them, they were always better at writing articles than actually leading the country. A financial fiasco during the last time SeS had a CP sealed their casket and this party is probably never going to return to their former glory.
Most popular member – Lipec


SNO – Serbian National Defense – one of the most stable political parties out there. SNO have proved themselves as great coalition partner. During my time here, they were never strong enough to tackle the top-of-the-country place, and they’ve mostly worked in coalitions. Their membership contains mostly the nationalist type, the ones who hold some traditional RL views even in this game as sacred.
Nowadays, this party is fighting for survival among the TOP 5.
Most popular member - …emm, I’m not sure. But let’s say it’s KNJAZ PAVICEVIC. XD

SDF – Social-Democratic Forum – The group that insists on being a forum and not a party. As is obvious, their ideology is based on RL views, and you could say they should be SNO’s opposite, and these two parties are pretty similar. SDF is in and out of TOP 5 lately, and they’re trying to attract new members by advertising themselves as the…forum of friends and a place where someone is bound to have most fun. With a lively chat channel they have stood up to their self-announced reputation but that has not really helped them achieve their goals.
Most popular member – Nessko

DSS – Democratic Party of Serb Republic – This is in fact an eBosnian Serb party, but after the fall of Bosnia their leadership decided to go on to the next level, so they switched to eSerbia. This party has been very successful in the elections they participated in so far, and mostly due to two facts:
1. They chose fib to be their CP candidate, and as fib is one of our main tanks plus he’s a funny and a charismatic guy, this ensured they would easily get the CP spot.
2. Their experience in eBosnia. Those have taught them how to regularly share the votes between their candidates so not one would be thrown away.
Most popular member – Brdar Dragan

AP – Action Movement(?) – on-and-off party in eSerbia. Often accused of foul play as they used military units in order to get to their goals. As they don’t have any real continuity in their performances one is bound to doubt their commitment to the ‘cause’. That ‘one’ is not necessarily me, but yeah, this is the reason why I don’t know that much about them XD

It has to be said, like in eUSA, most members of these parties are politically inactive players, so these descriptions I have given cannot really be applied generally to these parties when we’re talking about members.
As I have previously said, this is mostly because of game mechanics.


I had a dream last night, and it…
SERBS AND LEADERSHIP 2

In the previous article you can read the Leadership 1 ( XD ) where I explained how Serbs hate to be led.
Now I’m going to describe how there are times when Serbs do like to be led.

Serbs are a very passionate people. We don’t take most things for granted. I cannot name many things Serbs are indifferent about. We have opinions about almost everything, which is good. The problem(well, not really a problem but...) is that when Serbs believe in something they will fight as long as necessary just to prove it’s the right opinion.

Don’t.Mess.With.My.Party.

So, while Serbs hate to be led, they hate it even more when someone questions their opinion.
That is very obvious when it comes to ePolitics. They may not like someone as a person, they may not even agree with his actions, but if that person is a member of their party they will defend that person to the death whenever his actions are questioned by the opponents. This creates lack of trust between different parties and ensures that whenever you need a joint effort on something, it is almost impossible to be achieved.
When the ‘outsider’ enemy is dealt with, we turn to our infighting and our attribute of not liking to be led turns back on.

eSERBS AND PLATO

We hate his guts. Plain and simple.
Obviously, not the real Plato but this phony, eRepublik one.
This is not only because Serbs hate authority, but also because of great decisions ‘Plato’ has made.
[This is not a public discussion. This is the way things are. Deal with it, and don’t delete the article for it!]


GOVERNMENT AND BIGJOBS

Government is divided into different ministries. It is possible that I might omit some, but forgive me, it is 2:24 at the moment.
I will divide ministries into three groups. Important, unimportant and the ones in the middle.

Important Ministries:
-DoD-Department of Defense/Ministarstvo odbrane-MOD
-MoFA- Ministry of Foreign Affairs/Ministarstvo vanjskih poslova
-CP Office

These ministries are practically the same as in eUSA so any further explanations would be unnecessary.
I have included the CP Office as a Ministry as the CP has his own org and the newspaper bulletin which is very important. It is called Voice of the President of eSerbia (if I am not mistaken :S )

Unimportant Ministries:
-Health Ministry – Ministarstvo zdravlja
-Education Ministry – Ministarstvo obrazovanja eSrba
-Police –Ministarstvo unutrasnjih poslova

Health Ministry and Police are nowadays pretty similar, as they mostly deal with dealing out free bread to new citizens. The only difference is that MUP (Police) sometimes sends out warnings to citizens about phishing attempts or some suspicious links that appear on eRepublik.
Education is used to …educate people. From writing game tutorials, newspaper tutorials to writing grammar lessons to the less-literate ones, they’ve done it all.

In the Middle:

-Economics Ministry – Ministarstvo ekonomije
-Ministry of Information – Ministarstvo informisanja
-VALLETTA

Two of these were much more important before when economy made sense: VALLETTA and Ministry of Economics. VALLETTA was an org that was used to bring gold into eSerbia by selling Serbian products for gold only. Its role is practically done nowadays.
Ministry of Information could be among the unimportant Ministries as well, if it didn’t, first of all, have some awesome people in it over these months, and publish articles about the latest changes in eRepublik.

That’s it for this time.
In the next article I’ll write about some more personal views of society, RL links and similar.
As far as I’m concerned, this formal introduction of eSerb bigjob society is done. If someone has any questions, feel free to ask them in the comments or via PM, concerning the topic in this article.



 

Comments

Jovan Tekelija
Jovan Tekelija Day 1,279, 18:12

3:12

Dzidzu Midzu
Dzidzu Midzu Day 1,279, 18:22

3:22

Turd Fergusen
Turd Fergusen Day 1,279, 18:23

interesting

Glove
Glove Day 1,279, 18:39

nice

The Other One
The Other One Day 1,279, 18:43

Bookmark...
Too drunk to read now... : )

Ivica Grof
Ivica Grof Day 1,279, 18:47

3:46AM, bre.

Neuricius
Neuricius Day 1,279, 18:57

3:55
MoFA - ...spoljnih poslova
A MuP se bavi vodjenjem drzavne infrastrukture, tako da tesko da je "in-the-middle" posto je osim Vallette MuP oduvek bio naj-sljakerskije min, gde su se ljudi bukvalno odvaljivali od posla...

Alex.L
Alex.L Day 1,279, 19:28

04:28

Pedja16
Pedja16 Day 1,279, 21:18

Nema sta...Svaka cast... : D

ea10
ea10 Day 1,279, 23:04

Овај чланак је истинит. Воут!

Mare Magare
Mare Magare Day 1,279, 23:20

It’s a great thing when you are a ‘foreigner’ like me, so you don’t get this crap in such degree x2

banovano magare
banovano magare Day 1,280, 00:02

ne svidja mi se lose predstavljanje SZR-a : P ispada da smo samo mi bad guys = _ =

Rusici
Rusici Day 1,280, 00:29

"ne svidja mi se lose predstavljanje SZR-a : P ispada da smo samo mi bad guys = _ ="

Ciji ono predsednik bese dokazani lopov drzavnih para?

Pokac II Reinkarnisani
Pokac II Reinkarnisani Day 1,280, 00:42

Ameri nemaju Ministry imaju samo Department, ispravi to da te lakse skontaju (npr. Police - Department of Internal Affairs)

Sve ostalo mi se djasvi : P

banovano magare
banovano magare Day 1,280, 00:57

@Rusici nije ni prvi ni poslednji, ima lopova svuda. Priznajem pokrao sam 20k golda iz NBS, mozes li mi nesto? : P

conlosteroristas
conlosteroristas Day 1,280, 01:13

ovaj mi je malo slabiji od ostalih,ali opet nije los

Arssen
Arssen Day 1,280, 01:19

Mud wrestling - if it doesn't include chicks it's not worth watching.

Neuricius
Neuricius Day 1,280, 01:36

^ correction: if it doesn't include HOT chicks...

Shumor
Shumor Day 1,280, 02:01

Neuricius & Arssen,
what about Jeja?

ipipro
ipipro Day 1,280, 02:28

'' there is a group of players who know exactly what they’re doing. Hiding behind their ‘slowride, take it easy’ façade they are able to perform some of the greatest political stunts this game has ever seen. Master-manipulators in one word ''


Oh crap, I found myself there.

ipipro
ipipro Day 1,280, 02:30

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wk79aSbPrn0


OTETO PROKLETO !

Nessko
Nessko Day 1,280, 02:31

E pa hvala sto me okiti "najpopularnoscu"... ne bih se slozio, mislim da u SDF ima bar nekoliko ljudi popularnijih od mene, al fala :)

Jos jedna mala intervencija: naziv SDF potice iz vremena stvaranja stranke, odnosno njenog preuzimanja od Spanaca (kad se zvala SDP), i nema veze sa politickim stavovima clanova u stvarnom zivotu. Tako danas u SDF imas clanove svih aktivnih politickih stranaka Srbije (Naprednjaka, DSS-ovaca, Vadikala, DS-ovaca, mozda ponajmanje ima LSD... pardon LDP-ovaca), jedino nema nikog iz SPS i "krkobabicanaca". U SDF je i mnogo onih koji nisu ni u jendoj stranci, ali se njihovi politicki pogledi takodje krecu u rasponu od levice do desnice.

Uostalom, svi se ovde igramo.

U svemu ostalom, standardno dobar i korektan prikaz, koji spada u grupu onih gde na licni utisak otpada poveliki deo opsteg. Korisno stivo za sve one koji bi da nas upoznaju, pa i za nas same, jer mi se cini da se u tom domenu - najlosije poznajemo.

Hostilian
Hostilian Day 1,280, 03:37

Књазу књажево, сателити у орбиту, куварице у кујну, вехабије СТОП!

To Prince what is prince's, satellites into the orbit, kitchen-wives into the kitchen, wahhabis STOP!

Arssen
Arssen Day 1,280, 03:42

Shumor, I prefer my chicks a little less... well, whatever she is :)

Strahinjic Banovan
Strahinjic Banovan Day 1,280, 03:43

"Unimportant Ministries:
-Health Ministry – Ministarstvo zdravlja
-Education Ministry – Ministarstvo obrazovanja eSrba
-Police –Ministarstvo unutrasnjih poslova"

It just depends on whom is leading that ministries...

Ivan Terible
Ivan Terible Day 1,280, 04:07

balkane balkane moj xD

great arcticle vote

The Other One
The Other One Day 1,280, 05:10

Otreznio se, procitao, ide shout...
Dobar, odlican.... Znas vec : )

Isaile
Isaile Day 1,280, 05:22

Ostali su bili ipak malo bolji, al to je ebeno sa nastavcima - neki mora malo da kiksa : )

Sveukupna ocjena - odličan 5+ : )

ZIaPavlakAsMrti
ZIaPavlakAsMrti Day 1,280, 05:25

Princes krofne!

Maki Maroja
Maki Maroja Day 1,280, 05:44

Vrlo lepo Jovane! Ima tu nekih detalja... ali, stav je licni kao sto napisa... a za diskusiju uvek ima prostora, zar ne? : )

N3mesis
N3mesis Day 1,280, 05:49

Mislim da Amere ne briga za neku trecu zemlju, za koje neznaju da pokazu na mapi sveta.
Ako bi jih pregazili, verujem da bi se raspitali..

Clanak je odlican John Tekila.

RiLe 96
RiLe 96 Day 1,280, 05:51

interesting,you forgot the super players like me! yeah i went there ))

ClioPilot
ClioPilot Day 1,280, 07:46

vote, odlicno kao i uvijek

Ludooki
Ludooki Day 1,280, 08:07

Ic gud.

Lorenzo Anello
Lorenzo Anello Day 1,280, 08:14

respect to Grobari

enFalse
enFalse Day 1,280, 08:22

"Mislim da Amere ne briga za neku trecu zemlju, za koje neznaju da pokazu na mapi sveta."

Najbolji primer je Klintonov gaf od pre neki dan(ili juče?).
Svejedno, dobro napisano.

Miljicaa
Miljicaa Day 1,280, 08:43

Kakav Neshko, Gejmokrata bre : D

Keelin
Keelin Day 1,280, 11:36

дхис артикл из тру. вотед.

desert hamster
desert hamster Day 1,280, 11:40

ne svidja mi se prikazivanje szr. ima vecih manipulatora od nas. jos si mu i sliku stavio : )

Zaeban Covek
Zaeban Covek Day 1,280, 13:20

"They may not like someone as a person, they may not even agree with his actions, but if that person is a member of their party they will defend that person to the death whenever his actions are questioned by the opponents."

Pa da, moj ti je greh što se ne vladam ovako. Što otvoreno kažem kada neko iz UeSa (po mom skromnom mišljenju naravno) radi gluposti...zbog toga me i neki UeSovci prozivaju u poslednje vreme, ali otpade mi patka za njih. Srećom su debili manjina u svim strankama, ali na nesreću su i najglasniji.

Nego, eto meni ideje za članak...

George Pumpkinette
George Pumpkinette Day 1,280, 14:58

enjoyable read, thank you

Thorin II Oakenshield
Thorin II Oakenshield Day 1,280, 15:45

o/

Brdar Dragan
Brdar Dragan Day 1,280, 23:22

Sreca te je ovaj clanak namenjen Amerikancima, a o njihovoj objektivnoj informisanosti brinem ko o lanjskom snegu.

Gruyo Gruev
Gruyo Gruev Day 1,281, 04:03

I'm having a deja vu while reading this article (:

Thedillpickl
Thedillpickl Day 1,281, 10:44

SDF sounds like UIP. lol

Thanks Jovan. It is nice to learn of other cultures (even if fake society). Maybe you can write about eUSA next? Would be interesting to hear what you think after eLiving with us.

Gillighan McGill
Gillighan McGill Day 1,283, 17:58

as good, as always :)

 
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