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Bill: OOC: Cultural Protocol Update


Submitted by[?]: Labour Party

Status[?]: passed

Votes: This bill is a resolution. It requires more yes votes than no votes. This bill will not pass any sooner than the deadline.

Voting deadline: January 4151




Kalistan is an ethnically diverse nation and may be thought of as being culturally similar to the US State of California, with a similar ethnic and linguistic division. Like California, Kalistan can be said to be a ‘melting pot’ of culture and ethnicity as a result of extended periods of open borders and willingness to accept refugees. This means it can be hard to identify discrete ethnicities.

Kalistani- 91% (modelled on Californian American; unique mixture of mainly French, Spanish, African, British, Dutch and Scandinavian influences. See "Kalistani Cultural Quantum" details further below)
Asli (Central African)- 3%
Gao-Showan (East Asian)- 3%
Ezadi (Iranian)- 2%
Other- 1%


‘Cultural Quantum’ is a term unique to Kalistan. Most citizens (91%) identify as ‘Kalistani’ but this is a complex and hard-to-define ethnicity. ‘Cultural Quantum’ is a way for social scientists, anthropologists and other academics to understand the influence of individual cultures relative to one another. For example, 22% of Kalistani culture can be identified as coming from the historic Asali population, 5% is from the Gao-Showans and so on. More information can be found here:

-Pensios (Hispanic)- 23%
-Asali (French/ German/ Louisiana Creole)- 22%
-Asli (Central African)- 15%
-Enlians (British Isles)- 12%
-Dunlakaan (Dutch/Scandinavian)- 9%
-Gao-Showan (East Asian)- 5%
-Kalkali (Indo-Aryan)- 4%
-Vintalli (Greco-Latin)- 4%
-Delics (Russian/Slavic)- 3%
-Ezadi (Iranian)- 2%
-Other- 1%


Most character names should come from the Kalistani group, meaning mainly French, Spanish, African, British, Dutch or Scandinavian names, or a combination of these. Although a minority of character names are welcome from Kalistan's Asli (Central African/Congolese), Ezadi (Iranian) and Gao-Showan (East Asian) minorities.

If you are unsure what names to use, this Random Name Generator configuration will provide acceptable names:


Party and organisation names, bill and role titles should be in English (Spanish can be accepted in rare circumstances but only if a reasonable explanation can be provided as to why that is the case). Almost all Kalistani citizens are multi-lingual, below are listed the first, primary languages of the population.

•Kalistani Luthori (English)- 88%
--Vrassan (US dialect, British accent)-55%
--Odufar (British dialect, US accent)-45%
•Egelian (Spanish)- 11%
•Other- 1%
--Ananti (Punjabi)-70%
--Rajutti (Hindi)-24%
--Indralan (Chinese)-5%
--Other- 1%

Below are the percentage of the population speaking selected second languages. Egelian is common as a second language, particularly among young people and those involved with left-wing politics. Kalkali and Ezadi languages are residuals of Kalistan’s ancient history, while Bhagavathan is a classical language and its usage is usually limited to academics and religious scholars. Speakers of almost any language can be found somewhere in Kalistan, mostly because of migration.

•Egelian (Spanish)-50%
• Kalkali (Indo-Aryan)- 38%
--Ananti (Punjabi)- 39%
--Rajutti (Hindi)- 22%
--Zaqrami (Urdu)- 15%
--Rajavanshi (Gujrati)- 15%
--Khoni (Sindhi)- 6%
--Bhapori (Kashmiri)- 3%
•Indralan (Chinese)- 21%
•Ezadi (Iranian)- 18%
--Dudmani (Pashtun)- 65%
--Bihezi (Kurdish)- 20%
--Aldegarian (Persian)- 15%
• Panmuan (Mongolian)- 10%
•Bhagavathan (Sanskrit)- 8%
•Other- 5%


Just as in the case of ethnicity, Kalistan is very diverse in terms of religion. Most religions followed in Kalistan originate from within a Kalkali or Ezadi cultural milieu, and the largest one was born in Kalistan. The Society of Bretheren, also known as Brethrenism, is the dominant religion in Kalistan, which holds claim to the highest percentage of praciticing Brethren anywhere in Terra. A religious breakdown is found below and more information about individual faiths can be found here:

• Hosianism (Christianity)- 69%
--Society of Brethren (Quakerism)- 87%
--Aurorianism (Catholicism)- 2%
--Bishopal (Anglicanism)- 7%
--Terran Patriarchal Church (Eastern Orthodox, plus some Slavic mythology)- 2%
--Apostolic Church of the East (Eastern Christianity)- 1%
--Other: 1%
•Akalism (Sikhism)- 11%
•Yazdism (Zoroastrianism)- 9%
--Zamanism (Manichaeism)- 75%
--Ahadism (Mazdaism)- 20%
--Other: 5%
•Irreligious- 5%
•Ahmadism (Islam)- 2%
--Abadism (Shia)- 78%
--Sahabism (Sufi)- 18%
--Other- 4%
•Geraja (Hinduism)- 2%
•Other- 2%
--Guidao (Chinese Folk Religions)- 48%
--Daenism (Buddhism)- 43%
--Yeudism (Judaism)- 9%

Some useful links:
Game Rules-
Cultural Protocols Index-
Creation of Kalistan's Cultural Protocol-
Fantasy Name Generator-
Random Name Generator-



These messages have been posted to debate on this bill:

Date20:43:39, January 08, 2017 CET
FromLabour Party
ToDebating the OOC: Cultural Protocol Update
MessageKalistan has recently been permitted to continue with its cultural protocol. As it is the beginning of a new Cultural Era, I have taken some time to review the Cultural Protocol and update/tweak it. I will summarise the main changes below. Most of the changes are a result of one of three situations, each with a corresponding number used in the explanation of changes:

1) Administrative tweaks- these are things which were inaccurate or not ideal in the previous version (e.g. Gao-Showan being said to be 'Japanese/Chinese' rather than 'East Asian').

2) Aldegar/Baltusia- I believe that the current situation between Aldegar and Baltusia would lead to increase migration of Aldegarian nationals to Kalistan because:
-Baltusia has expelled large numbers of Aldegarians
-a Monarchist regime has been established in Aldegar, citizens may flee as a result
-we are an important economic power, with a high standard of living
-we have an open border with Baltusia, as well as free movement of labour through NSEC
Consequently, along with expected/usual migration, I would argue we would expect the language, religion etc. of the Ezadi group to increase in practice.

3) Education reform- the government introduced a new programme which mandates that students learn a second language (see here: This would see the numbers speaking a second language rise.

• 'Ezadi/ Ezadi (Afghan)' changed to 'Ezadi (Iranian)'; [1]
• 'Kalkali (Hindustani)' changed to 'Kalkali (Indo-Aryan)'; [1]
• 'Aurorian Patriarchal Church' changed to 'Aurorianism (Catholicism)'; [1]
• 'Bishopal (Anglicanism)' changed to 'Bishopal Church of Kalistan (Anglicanism)'; [1]
• 'Gao-Showan (Chinese/Japanese)' changed to 'Gao-Showan (East Asian)'; [1]

• 'Ezadi' separated from 'Other' and increased to 2%; [2]
• 'Other' decreased from 2% to 1%; recognising the above
• 'Asli' decreased from 4% to 3%; relative fall as a result of more Ezadis

Character Naming:
• Mentioned 'Ezadi'; [2]

First Language:
• 'Vrassan' decreased from 59% to 55%; represents that the OOC British dialect is now more common
• 'Odufar' increased from 41% to 44%; represents that the OOC British dialect is now more common
• 'Ananti' increased from 67% to 70%; caused by rise of 'Bananti' music (see here:
• 'Indralan' decreased from 8% to 5%; to allow for increase in 'Ananti'

Second Language:
• 'Egelian' increased from 47% to 50%; [3]
• 'Kalkali' increased from 35% to 38%; [3]
• 'Ananti' increased from 35% to 39%; rise of 'Bananti'
• 'Zaqrami' decreased from 17% to 15%; to allow for increase in Ananti
• 'Khoni' decreased from 8% to 6%; to allow for increase in Ananti
• 'Ezadi' increased from 16% to 18%; [2] and [3]
• 'Dudmani' decreased from 75% to 65%; [1]
• 'Bihezi' decreased from 22% to 20%; [1]
• 'Panmuan' increased from 9% to 10%; [3]
• 'Bhagavathran' increased from 6% to 8%; [3]

• 'Yazdism' increased from 6% to 9%; [2]
• 'Ahadism' increased from 15% to 20%; [2]
• 'Zamanism' decreased from 80% to 75%; [2]
• 'Ahmadism' decreased from 3% to 2%; to allow for the above
• 'Hosianism' decreased from 71% to 69%; to allow for the above
• 'Aurorianism' decreased from 6% to 2%; dissolution of Aurorian-only party
• 'Bishopalism' increased from 3% to 7%; corresponds to above

Date01:14:57, January 13, 2017 CET
FromLabour Party
ToDebating the OOC: Cultural Protocol Update
MessageDoes anybody have any comment on this, or can I presume a lack of response means you are satisfied with the proposed changes?

Date03:18:24, January 13, 2017 CET
FromPeoples Party
ToDebating the OOC: Cultural Protocol Update
MessageOOC: Good ta go!

Date17:06:37, January 13, 2017 CET
FromLabour Party
ToDebating the OOC: Cultural Protocol Update
MessageOkay, in that case I'll move it to a vote!

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    Random fact: It is possible for players in a Culturally Open nation to establish a Cultural Protocol if doing so would not reduce the overall number of Culturally Open nations below 10. The Cultural Protocol bill must be passed by a 2/3rds majority of all players with seats (not just those with seats who vote), and at least 2 players with seats must support the motion, both of whom must have been currently continuously active in the nation (ie. no inactivations) for at least 1 month.

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