Are you sure the flag of Medici is based on the Syrian flag? If we look at the colors, it could also be based on the flags of Italy, Hungary or even Equatorial Guinea. And if we look at the stars, it could also be based on the old flag of Iraq (1963-1991). And also it's similar to the flag of Tajikistan or even the flag of Somaliland.
P.S. Thanks for adding the "History" section to Medici's page. :)
- No, I'm not completely sure that Syria was the only influence. I know there's multiple similar flags out there. I just searched for flags of the world and the most similar ones I saw at the time were some former Syrian flags. It's not just about the colors. The developers couldn't just use a real flag. I was looking for a similar flag that would have the same 3 stars. User:JustCauseFan4Life has already copied your links into the article. GMRE (talk) 16:55, March 11, 2015 (UTC)
Economic model, allies and partners & oppositionEdit
What's the source for capitalism as Medici's economic model? I mean, it doesn't seem it's communism or anything like that, but it may be some kind of state-controlled economy or a very restricted one, just like many dictatorships. I think adding capitalism is prepature.
Regarding allies and partners, as said in this discussion thread, there's no source for NATO being an ally of Medici's regime. In fact, I highly doubt NATO would accept a fascist-like, expansionist dictatorship into the Alliance. If there's no credible source, I think it should be removed.
And regarding the opposition, I think this should not be here. This article is about the country of Medici, not its regime/government or Di Ravello. Rico or The Rebellion are not opposing Medici, but Di Ravello and his regime. So I think this should be in Di Ravello's article. Palikari (talk) 13:17, October 29, 2015 (UTC)
- I don't know. I mean, Panau and San Esperito have similarly structured pages, so I think this page is good as is.
- @Palikari This doesn't mean I'm against your ideas (kind of learned it the hard way multiple years ago) Anonymous230385 Any questions? Wanna talk? 15:21, October 29, 2015 (UTC)
- I'll remove the NATO and capitalism. It's also right to point out that Rico doesn't oppose the nation of Medici, but that's just how nations are spoken of. It would be ridiculous for one nation to for example say that "we don't oppose your people, we just want to kill your government", as a threat of war. (Some officials in certain nations have actually said that, but this is more of a provocation and attempt to cause civil war, rather than an actual sane argument.) Nations are nearly always spoken of this way. GMRE (talk) 16:03, October 29, 2015 (UTC)
And what's the source of those claims that the economy is controlled (planed economy)?
I don't remember anyone in a mission saying that the economy has a certain type. I've also never heard Civilians complain about a planed economy. I do however remember a game developer interview from before game launch where they talked about how Liberations work. They pointed out that in "oppressed" Towns in Medici the stores are normally looking closed and there's few people on the streets and everything looks run down, because the economy is kind of failing, but once liberated, the streets become clean, the stores open and there's more people on the streets.
Obviously every nation has a ministry of economy of sorts and laws that regulate trade and taxes, but I'm just not seeing any evidence to claim that the economy is controlled and based on plans. GMRE (talk) 21:59, April 9, 2017 (UTC)
Template talk pages don't show up in the normal recent edits page, so for convenience, I'm gonna report it here.
I've just made the Template:Medici, which is a navigation box for all Medici provinces and main locations. Similarly to the Template:San Esperito and Template:Panau. Right now it still contains a few placeholders and it will probably have to be edited and restructured many times.