Roscoe's Scale of Micronational Seriousness

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Methodoly

Topic 1: Reliance on the Internet
This topic measures how much your nation would be impacted if the servers hosting your nation ceased to exist.

  • 1: Devastating impact, nation destroyed (Online/virtual nation)
  • 2: Considerable impact, most citizens disconnected from the nation
  • 3: Agreeable impact, online government services/information affected, some citizens disconnected from the nation
  • 4: Minor impact, online government services/information affected
  • 5: Almost no impact, online government services/information affected (Bricks and mortar nation)


Topic 2: Claims on citizens
This topic measures how serious your nation is based on your citizens.

  • 1: Nation claims people who do not consent or do not know about the nation as citizens.
  • 2: Nation claims inanimate objects or animals as citizens.
  • 3: People may become citizens without an application process.
  • 4: Citizens undergo an application and receive either virtual or physical citizenship documents.
  • 5: Citizens undergo an application and receive either virtual or physical citizenship documents and may only be local residents of the vicinity of the nation (excludes honorary subjects).


Topic 3: End Goal
This topic measures how serious your nation is based on its end goals.
(This section intentionally skips 2 and 4)

  • 1: To have fun/part of a school project
  • 3: To become an autonomous zone within the nation's macronation
  • 5: To become a fully independent recognised nation


Topic 4: Government
This topic looks at your government to determine how serious your nation is.

  • 1: Nation has no government (One man nation)
  • 2: Nation has an unstructured government with very few active members, no elections and rare parliamentary meetings.
  • 3: Nation has a somewhat structured government with few active members, elections and occasional parliamentary meetings.
  • 4: Nation has a decently structured government with active members, elections and physical or virtual parliamentary meetings.
  • 5: Nation has a well structured government with active members, active departments, elections and physical parliamentary meetings.


Topic 5: Second opinion
This topic requires you to find somebody unbiased toward your nation (not a member of your nation) and ask them to rank your nation on seriousness between 1 and 5, 1 being not serious and 5 being completely serious.

  • 1:
  • 2:
  • 3:
  • 4:
  • 5:


Scoring

Once you have collated all of your scorings, your score will be the average of the numbers you have collected combined. Here is an example:

  • Australis: 3/5/3/5/4 = 3+5+3+5+4 = 20; 20/5 = 4.0


This means that Australis would rank 4.0 on the RSMS.
Here is the scoring system:

  • 1.0-1.4: This can only be described as a troll nation or a highly unserious simulationist nation.
  • 1.5-1.9: This nation is likely a simulationist nation, and its actions should not be regarded as important.
  • 2.0-2.9: This nation is likely very young, and still learning the basics of micronationalism. Give it time and it may go up in the RSMS.
  • 3.0-3.9: An average nation. With a bit of effort, this nation could easily go up in the RSMS.
  • 4.0-4.9: A highly serious nation, likely aiming to either be recognized as independent or become an autonomous zone within a macronation.
  • 5.0: Very obviously one of the most serious nations. One could describe this as a secessionist nation.


List of nations

Please ensure that you place your nation in alphabetical order. For example, if two nations had the same score, nation A would go over nation B due to A coming first in alphabetical order.

  • = increase.
  • = steady.
  • = decrease.
Rank Country RSMS
2020 data Change from previous year 2020 data Change from previous year
Very High RSMS
1 Flag of Hrafnarfjallv3.png Kingdom of Hrafnarfjall 4.80
2 Empire of Aenopia flag.png Empire of Aenopia 4.40
3 NationalAustralisFlag.png Unified Royal States of Australis 4.20
4 Flag of Lehmark.png Empire of Lehmark 4.20
5 Flag of Naveria.svg Commonwealth of Naveria 4.00
6 Flag of Paloma (2020 Redesign).svg Free Socialist State of Paloma 4.00
High RSMS
7 Matthewopia Flag.png Republic of Matthewopia 3.60
8 Flag of New Eiffel.svg Principality of New Eiffel 3.60
9 Belcity 3.40
10 Flag of Cycoldia Real.svg Grand Republic of Cycoldia 3.40
11 People’s Republic Of Titan flag.jpg People’s Republic Of Titan 3.40
12 PRPH flag.svg People's Republic of Ponderosa Hills 3.20
13 WRC Flag.png West River Confederation 3.20
14 Flag of Georgienstine.jpg Social Republic of Georgienstine 3.20
Medium RSMS
Low RSMS