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ParadoxComic, August 23rd, 2015, 10:25 pm ( Reply )
Accounty stuff~
ParadoxComic, August 24th, 2015, 1:14 pm ( Reply )
@Akamar: Airda exports guns, machinery, planes, etc and import pretty much all their food. There's mountain goats in the area that they try to farm, but the goats don't like that much.


Uncle Bilbo (Guest), August 24th, 2015, 12:16 am ( Reply )
Questions answered. Nia in formal wear doesn't wear shoes. Abel wears the shoes he prefers because the Tenth Doctor wore them. And much to his chagrin, no one took advantage of him when he was snookered!
Quadrant, August 24th, 2015, 5:47 am ( Reply )
How many glasses did he have to drink? Not many I bet, the lightweight. Least he's a happy drunk XD I expect him to say something inappropriate in a friendly jokey way and get totally set on fire by Nia again

Not sure I get what nia is getting at. Copper piping and reliable plumbing with what is effectively central heating vs people with shovels? Airda is a cold country. I'm sure the people have some sort of piping for leftover heat. Wouldn't be a good king or still be in power if he didn't care for the people. And debt in countries isn't ideal but only becomes a problem if it's unsustainable, unrepayable and a massive percentage of GDP. I'm sure it's not that bad, right? It's not a payday lender that gave him it with something like 1234% APR.
hkmaly (Guest), August 24th, 2015, 7:10 am ( Reply )
@Quadrant: Debt in countries becames unrepayable quite quickly without mechanisms like quantitative easing, monetizing the government debt etc. And if they are still on gold standard, they can't do that.

Miles of copper piping will be very costly - even for us, and they may not have so much copper. Plumbing is rarely done with copper: in ancient times, clay, lead, bamboo, wood or stone was used (most of it is unusable for hot water). In modern times, we use galvanized steel or plastic.
Akamar (Guest), August 24th, 2015, 7:58 am ( Reply )
@hkmaly: I had a huge post responding to him, and he computer ate it.. -_- I'll try to resum here..

I'm going to have to assume the loan(s) aquired was/were sizable.. It can't be cheap relocating your nations people into a new, unestablished region, particularly one as hostile as constantly snowy mountain tops. The nervousness of his council seems to indicate an unease at the rate of their leaders spending. I'm getting the impression that Draco likes to spend, and doesn't think much about whether it's a good idea or not.

The seeming scale on which they seem to be heating the ground seems to be huuuugely expensive. Pipes would require maintenance. The boilers to feed the pipes would require maintenance. The fuel to feed the boilers would add up in cost.. water pumps to get unfrozen water to that altitude... ooooor, fuel costs to melt snow into water... If it were a matter of warming the peoples homes, I could KIIIIIND of understand his move there. Kind of. But, he is literally heating the outside. You know, that thing your dad would yell that he wasn't paying for as you leave the door opened in the winter. There is no gain, other than a modicum of convenience it poses.

People with shovels would at least use the wage they earn to feed back into the economy, pay their taxes, so on. It would be a cheaper, but stabler infrastructure for a blossoming nation. Draco got swept up in some grand design, and didn't stop to think if it was a good idea to follow it NOW.
Akamar (Guest), August 24th, 2015, 8:05 am ( Reply )
I'm faced with so many logistical questions when pondering Airda situation. Snowy, mountainous regions would make farming difficult, unless they have fertile,farmable valleys nearby. Initially there had to be a cost of importing food, and likely still is. Even if you have a herd animal that does alright in the snow, you still have to provide their food. .. whew..

What do they export? Do they have any means of bringing in money...?
ZitroneAaron42, August 24th, 2015, 10:10 am ( Reply )
@Akamar: They supposedly have (and make) the most advanced Technology in the World.
marshman101, August 26th, 2015, 3:07 pm ( Reply )
This is funny can't wait for more