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zultar (4180 D Mod (P))
19 Dec 15 UTC
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On the first day of Xmas, my zultar gave to me
Joys and fun inside
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Maniac (344 D (B))
25 Dec 15 UTC
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Merry Xmas
On behalf of the co-site-owners, the other mods and myself, we'd like to wish you all a very merry Christmas.
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sverreerik (100 D)
25 Dec 15 UTC
Feel free to join my game!
Thought I would advertise this game here, not sure how quickly these things fill up on their own.

http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=171594
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Maniac (344 D (B))
25 Dec 15 UTC
Merry Xmas
On behalf of the co-site-owners, the other mods and myself, we'd like to wish you all a very merry Christmas.
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Yoyoyozo (177 D)
24 Dec 15 UTC
Country Drawing bug?
I've played 53 Classic games on this site. At this point, my country drawnig should be fair equal, right? Well here are the stats:
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MrcsAurelius (3051 D (B))
18 Nov 15 UTC
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I love world games. Join me!
I really love world games, it's because the map is round (no corner powers) and you have neighbors all around you that you have to befriend or strategically piss off. The balance of the map is reasonable and is compensated by the added challenge of neighbors360. What's not to like?
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Smokey Gem (184 D)
23 Dec 15 UTC
Worst Joke wednesday
How many cats does it take to change a light Bulb ??

None ...cats can see in the dark .. :-)
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ssorenn (0 D X)
18 Dec 15 UTC
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Webdip wish list
The holidays are a time for giving and receiving, what's at the top of your list?
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brainbomb (325 D)
24 Dec 15 UTC
Who could resist Jingle Cats
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHI8M1K2LXs
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brainbomb (325 D)
24 Dec 15 UTC
Selena Gomez vs Avril Lavigne
Who wins in a weapons allowed cage fight?
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leon1122 (170 D)
24 Dec 15 UTC
Pause game
Mods, please pause gameID=171307 . It took a long time to organize, but it seems that at least 1 player has not shown up.
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WizardsofBoz (100 D)
23 Dec 15 UTC
Any Clique out there?
I set up a game for the Clique if there are any out there! |-/
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Zach0805 (100 D)
23 Dec 15 UTC
I'm Back (In a limited way)
After taking a 4-5 month break I will be playing diplomacy again in a very limited way
See you on the board
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Yoyoyozo (177 D)
23 Dec 15 UTC
Join my unranked game!
Come test out your crazy strategies in this unranked game:
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=171511
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Gobbledydook (1389 D (B))
23 Dec 15 UTC
Sum of squares gunboat 1
gameID=171506
Come test the new Sum of Squares scoring! 50 point buy in gunboat!
Discuss the scoring method here too.
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BlackHand (154 D)
22 Dec 15 UTC
Approximately what percentage of players on this site are female?
Also, have any of the males pretended to be female to gain trust or to keep from getting stabbed?

Sorry if this has been asked before.
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2ndWhiteLine (3375 D (B))
10 Dec 15 UTC
Best Music of 2015
As above, be-low.
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Smokey Gem (184 D)
22 Dec 15 UTC
Whatt is MAFIA games in Webdip ??
Can anyone give info on the mafia games ?? Is it private locked only available to some ??
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wjessop (100 D X)
15 Dec 15 UTC
South China Sea: Chinese new island land reclamation
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-35031313

Thoughts? What are the Chinese preparing for with all of this land reclamation and military expansion? Is this purely defensive? Or may this be leading to military action?
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Octavious (1720 D)
17 Dec 15 UTC
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That's quite a liberal interpretation of the phrase "no choice" you're using there...
Oh, you mean like the islands Vietnam claimed that China took from.them by force?
Or the islands that the Phillipines own that China is forcing a dispute over by parking a ship off of them? Basically pushing the 'possession is 9/10 of the law' definition to the fullest?
orathaic (1009 D (B))
17 Dec 15 UTC
China forcing an alliance from it's neighbours, is like germany in 1904... and going to end in disaster; with or without US involvement.
Here's a link to the wiki and map that I should have included.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Territorial_disputes_in_the_South_China_Sea#/media/File:South_China_Sea_vector.svg
leon1122 (170 D)
18 Dec 15 UTC
So from what I am hearing, goldfinger would prefer China to forcibly take over the natural islands?
China should stop flexing their muscles and laying claims to islands that don't belong to them.
orathaic (1009 D (B))
18 Dec 15 UTC
@Private Entrance: is that in the same way that the US should have stopped expanding towards the pacific in the 19th century?
KingCyrus (516 D)
18 Dec 15 UTC
Yes? I don't see how that is relevant, but both were immoral.
Gobbledydook (1389 D (B))
18 Dec 15 UTC
Morality never had much to do with Chinese diplomacy.
KingCyrus (516 D)
18 Dec 15 UTC
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Morality never had much to do with most countries' diplomacy.
Gobbledydook (1389 D (B))
18 Dec 15 UTC
Morality as an excuse for diplomacy originated with the US.
wjessop (100 D X)
18 Dec 15 UTC
Morality is the fallacy of any colonialism.

Superior civilization righteously conquering and appropriating to advance itself and bring light to the darkness.
KingCyrus (516 D)
18 Dec 15 UTC
Well I can think of a couple things before that... So... No, no it didn't.
KingCyrus (516 D)
18 Dec 15 UTC
^^^That was to Gobble, not wjessop.
Gobbledydook (1389 D (B))
18 Dec 15 UTC
I suppose if you think about it that way that's true.
Gobbledydook (1389 D (B))
18 Dec 15 UTC
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Colonialism however was first and foremost about resources and no one pretended otherwise. Which is really what we are comparing Chinese aggression and US interventionism to anyway.
orathaic (1009 D (B))
18 Dec 15 UTC
"Yes? I don't see how that is relevant, but both were immoral."

i just want to know which version of morality Private Entrance is using before i get into a discussion with them.
MajorMitchell (1163 D)
20 Dec 15 UTC
Sabre rattling
Smokey Gem (184 D)
21 Dec 15 UTC
It for economic power. Control your own people fly a red hearing. Watch everyone panic over islands and Sth China sea . control enough production and have "the west by the balls " .

the west has lost but doesn't know it yet.

How do you kill the west. Slowly let it strangle itself in debt..

The Fall of Rome was not done by outsiders , as the fall of the west is aspiring to follow.
orathaic (1009 D (B))
21 Dec 15 UTC
Anything to back up this claim?
Lethologica (203 D)
21 Dec 15 UTC
I can certainly believe that it's at least partly a red herring foreign policy issue to distract Chinese citizens from domestic concerns--such as overproduction, for example. ;)

But then, there is genuine economic power/influence at stake too. Just not world-ending power as implied by Smokey Gem.
orathaic (1009 D (B))
21 Dec 15 UTC
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I've been listening to a lot of Edward Luttwak, and other youtube lectures linked.

The impression i get is as follows. There is a huge amount of internal stuff going on in China, and the party itself is far more concerned with internal policy than understanding what the rest of the world thinks.

There is a tiny coast guard which is getting new ships and pushing be more influential and this is one factor. One army division also had a border skirmish of sorts with India (while the next division along the border did nothing, because their commander wasn't interested in doing something stupid) and a bank refused to fund a project to build a road in this contested border region with India...

The general idea is that China is just blundering along, like an unstoppable juggernaut, with numerous conflicting goals and ideas for how to proceed; and no real interest in what Japan, India, Vietnam and Australia think or are doing about this potential regional threat (ie forming an alliance, in deeds if not in words)

A much more nuanced view that american diplomats who have some experience in the area is rather interesting...
orathaic (1009 D (B))
21 Dec 15 UTC
Like here: https://youtu.be/oNuYgJfr6eA
Smokey is about as off as it gets. China is massively increasing the amount of debt it has, faster than almost any other country. Then there's the fact that they're sitting on a growth time bomb due to demographics and no social safety net.

China will not, and is not close to, eclipsing the West.
TrPrado (461 D Mod)
21 Dec 15 UTC
"The Fall of Rome was not done by outsiders , as the fall of the west is aspiring to follow."
Well, I mean, it's not to say they didn't help at all...
There were a lot of things that led to the fall of Rome. Officially, the Western Roman Empire was conquered in the end by Germanic and Gothic peoples, the Eastern Roman Empire was conquered in the end by the Ottoman Empire, and the Holy Roman Empire (though it wasn't holy, Roman, or an Empire) was ceded to become the Confederation of the Rhine by Napoleon to the German princes.
orathaic (1009 D (B))
21 Dec 15 UTC
Surely the third rome was the Patriarchy of Moscow after Patriarchy of Constantinople fell, a emperor styled Czar, after the great Caesar... Far more so than the 'holy roman empire'
leon1122 (170 D)
22 Dec 15 UTC
The South China Sea issue is not about distracting its populace, who are still generally content with the domestic economic situation. The islands are strategically situated over large oil and marine reserves.
Gobbledydook (1389 D (B))
22 Dec 15 UTC
It's first and foremost about controlling sea routes.
I think it's possible for it to achieve a dual purpose. It's not necessarily the economic situation the party wants to distract the populace from (though its part of it) but rather the lack of social and political freedom. As we've seen time and time again, people are willing to trade freedom for security in times of conflict.

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steephie22 (182 D (S))
20 Dec 15 UTC
Designed By
What's better:
Designed by (Name of Designer)
Designed by (Company Name)
So should you name the person who designed it or the company for which the designer works?
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brainbomb (325 D)
22 Dec 15 UTC
Selena Gomez vs Ariana Grande
Who wins in a cage battle
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Jamiet99uk (443 D)
17 Dec 15 UTC
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I've just eaten a bacon and cheese pastry
It was tasty.
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Hellenic Riot (1619 D (G))
19 Dec 15 UTC
Mod Team Announcement
See inside
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sangil (1043 D)
22 Dec 15 UTC
game "Classic-114"
Dear Moderator (@peterwiggin)
can you please unpause this game?
thanks
the players
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Chaqa (4027 D (B))
17 Nov 15 UTC
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Lusthog
Anyone down for another round of Lusthog? I'm thinking like three games.

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brainbomb (325 D)
21 Dec 15 UTC
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My Tinder account is blowing up
Just got another super match. (makes cash register noise)
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Al Swearengen (0 D X)
21 Dec 15 UTC
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An easy way to make a difference
Subscribe to a newspaper. Support investigative journalism. Make the press less dependent on advertisers.
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VashtaNeurotic (2394 D)
20 Dec 15 UTC
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What Anime Should I Watch Next?
Not sure how much of webdip watches anime, but I may as well take recommendations. Currently my list of next to watch is (some may be abrreviated): Terror in Resonance, Rage of Bahamat: Genesis, Durarara!, The Mightiest Disciple, Seven Deadly Sins and Log Horizon. Also, please given reasons for any suggestions, whether they are on my list or not. Thanks.
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shield (3929 D)
21 Dec 15 UTC
Replacement needed.
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Jamiet99uk (443 D)
18 Dec 15 UTC
30% of Republican voters in favour of bombing fictional locations
http://www.itv.com/news/2015-12-18/one-in-three-republican-primary-voters-support-bombing-aladdins-home-of-agrabah/

This made me chuckle.
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