Gotzborg Proposes New Simulation Standard

The Gotzborg War Office has implemented a new standard for the creation of images of land vehicles, following on from its implementation of a similar ship standard this past summer.

The “RN Standard”, introduced in August 2006, aims to standardize the image characteristics of navy ship designs so that they are not bandwidth-heavy on websites and, most importantly, provide a method by which different classes of warships can be displayed in relative accuracy to each other (for example, the standard has a patrol boat much shorter than a destroyer, whereas many micronational military websites show different types of warships at close to the same image size). The “RN Standard” has been adopted by Paulovia and the Grand Commonwealth to date.

A similar standard for land vehicles has recently been introduced to provide a more accurate depiction of land forces in Gotzborg’s military. As with the naval standard, both Paulovia and the Grand Commonwealth have moved to adopt the policy, with Paulovia expending significant resources in the past weeks to bring its current catalogue of equipment images up to standard. Private vehicle manufacturer Anthelia Automotive is also considering the application of the standard to its inventory.

The Royal Kingdom of Gotzborg is the micronational leader in standardizing military equipment representations and puts forth one of the most developed and historically-accurate militaries. Further, it has a considerably active and established industrial base to support its military simulation. This, however, has not barred Gotzborg from the world of controversy as some micronationalists, and micronations, have informally criticized the Gotzborg leadership for limiting its industrial base to producing early-1900s era equipment, while many of the active micronations utilize modern-day military equipment. As a result, several micronations which yearn to build sustainable economic simulations are prevented from using the Gotzborg industrial base as a jump-start point.

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Liam Sinclair
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