The Chancellor of the Exchequer, or Minister of Finance, is arguably the most powerful Minister of the government. Not only is this position of such complexity that few will fully understand, let alone master it. It is also the position where one determines where all governments funds flow to.
The Chancellor is appointed by the Prime-Minister, and this is a typical position where maybe the quality of the Minister overrides party politics. A healthy economy is crucial for the nation, and a Minister that does not know what he or she is doing in this post will likely prove disastrous for everybody.
Nation Income and Tax Rates
The Chancellor determines the income of the nation by collecting taxes. Every week, on a set day, the Chancellor is allowed to alter the tax rates, which then are published for all citizens and must remain fixed for a week. It is the job of the Chancellor to analyse the effects of the taxes on the economy and set the best possible rates to balance the national income to interests like business growth, population happiness, prosperity, immigration, international trade, security, expansion, and so forth.
The taxes the Chancellor can set can are:
Income Tax, Trade Tax and Capital Tax can be set differently per port and can also be left up to the Governors to set locally. This is up to the Chancellor to determine.
Additionally the Chancellor has other means to generate nation income:
All nation income is paid into the treasury account, which the Chancellor of the Exchequer monitors and controls.
The Chancellor of the Exchequer sets the budgets for all other Cabinet departments/ministries. The Chancellor sets the budgets on fixed amounts. From week to week he/she monitors this. If there is a surplus in the available budget it is allocated to the treasury reserves. If there are less funds available than budgeted, the Chancellor has a few options:
The Chancellor or the Exchequer can see a weekly generated overview of exchange rates between the 19 different currencies in the game and the gold price. Each week these exchange rates are recalculated and then remain fixed for a week. The exchange rates are also published in the Banks and in the financial pages of the Nation Newspapers.
The Chancellor has to decide on buying selling gold to set the fractional reserve, the amount of gold the Central Bank keeps in relation to the outstanding coin. The Chancellor will not know for certain how influencing the Fractional Reserve influences the strength of the coin because this is dependent on many factors, including what other Nations do.
Different nations that share the same currency type (as is often the case with client nations but also with smaller independent nations that do not have their own coin) are in a currency union. The Chancellors of the nations that share a currency type influence the value of their currency together with their individual gold reserves and would do well to coordinate their policies. Client nations will have to follow the policies of the master nation in this regard.
Independent nations (or nations that have gained independence) that do not have their own currency can also aspire to change their nation currency if they are accepted as members to the monetary union of another nation. In this way, for instance, an independent Scotland could switch from Pounds to Livre if France accepts them. Most native nations will rely on gold directly as currency, but they too could aspire to adopt a coin.
Selling gold will weaken the value of a coin while buying gold will strengthen it. A weak coin is good for export, a strong coin is good for import. Depending on the type of economy a nations has there will be an optimal value. But as this is relative to the value of other currencies, it depends not only on what the Chancellor does but also on what the Chancellors of other nations do.
Banking - Loans and Credit
It is difficult for families to set up a business without a loan. A plot needs to be bought, a facility built, a business acquired, staff hired, courses followed, it takes a lot of investment before a profit can be realized. The family has to pick a particular business line they want to operate in and secure a loan/credit.
The Chancellor sets up standard contracts per business line type and he/she makes the following choices:
The Chancellor will take into account what kind of businesses he/she wishes to stimulated and help, and which not. If the Chancellor sets really unattractive terms on a loan, they will not be closed and the business might look for another business line or they might move to another Nation to secure a loan.
The Chancellor can also set up rules for Private Loan contracts. These are loans meant for nothing else but consumption. Perhaps to buy a bigger family home, better outfits or gambling. These are not credits but loans with set terms, and are only issued to private citizens with enough fixed income to be able to pay off the Loan with interest.
National Debt and Bonds
A Chancellor can issue Bonds. A Bond is a contract for money, which will be paid back with a guaranteed interest later. The government puts out Bonds, other governments, companies or private citizens buy these contracts. They state, for
instance, that the Bond will be paid out to the holder in 6 months time with an interest of 3 percent.
Bonds are pretty secure, as governments guarantee payment. Bonds are exempt from from Capital Tax, which makes them useful for avoiding tax. Bonds are tradeable, which might lead to speculation. Bonds are a good means for currency speculation, as they can bought in different currencies or at different currency rates.
The Chancellor sets the contracts, the amounts of a single Bond contract, the duration, the interest and the amount of Bonds that are for sale.
The Chancellor can use the money that has been raised with Bonds to issue out loans at a higher interest rate than the Bonds, and this way ideally make a profit. If the Chancellor sold the Bonds when the currency was strong, and pays them out when their currency is weak, they might turn in a good additional profit.
When mismanaged, Bonds can also create a national debt, causing trouble for a nation in the long run when contracts expire and payments must be made.
Stock Market and Trade Companies
Governments can hold shares in Joint Stock Companies through their Central Bank. Next to that, the Central Bank controls the Stock Market policy and facilitates the Stock Market. The Chancellor determines per business line/type how much stock must minimally be released on the establishment of a Joint Stock Company.
The Chancellor can also keep stocks in crucial businesses such as arms manufacturers and ship builders, which have important strategic value for a nation. In these cases the Chancellor represents the government in the boards of these Joint Stock Companies.
If the nation has national Trade Companies (such as the East India Company), the government holds a majority share in these companies. On behalf of the nation the Chancellor sits in the Board of Directors of such a company, appoints the Director General of the company and keeps a close eye on the performance. In the case of nations with large Trade Companies this makes the Chancellor an exceptionally powerful figure.
The Chancellor has the option of organizing national lotteries. He/she can set the frequency, weekly, two-weekly or monthly. Citizens can buy an unlimited amount of tickets at the Nation’s Bank. The invested money goes in a pot and after the lottery closes, the total proceeds get paid out to one random ticket holder, minus 10% fee for organizing the lottery, which ends up in
the treasury. The results of the Lottery (the winner and the prize) are published in the Nation journal.
No one rules alone
The very powerful Chancellor of the Exchequer has a giant responsibility regarding the nation economy. Keeping the Army and Navy well funded ensures that the nation can defend itself and win wars. Keeping money flowing into the economy ensures business success and growth for its citizens. Creating the optimal currency balance will make a nation into a trading power house. But do anything wrong and a nation will weaken or eventually collapse.
Because the decisions the Chancellor are so full of impact, on most major decisions the Prime-Minister must give a confirmation. It will depend on the Prime-Minister's skills as an economist whether he/she will be capable of checking the quality of the work of the Chancellor or will just have to trust blindly that all is good.
As for the budgeting, each ministry has its own interests to defend and Ministers will likely be in continual talks with the Chancellor and the Prime-Minister pleading for more funds. The Home Secretary has a special responsibility to monitor the happiness of the population, and as many decisions of the Chancellor, such as tax rates, have a direct impact on this, he/she will likely continually be in contact with the Chancellor to discuss adjustments to the policies.
The Chancellor of the Exchequer will be a Minister that will be closely monitored by many. But whether many will be capable of truly understanding the finances and economy of the nation like the Chancellor can, remains to be seen.
Workplace of the Chancellor of the Exchequer
The Chancellor of the Exchequer works in the capital city and has an office in the Central Bank (next to the Royal Exchange), but has to regularly be in the Governmental Palace for Cabinet meetings.
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If the consequences of what you do wouldn't have so much repercussions on a whole nation then the challenge of being minister of finance would be very appealing to me, that is if I could reset all and start again from scratch in case I did wrong.
It seems very hard to find a really competent minister for this task. I was wondering also what kind of help in terms of careers could he have from other players in his minister ?
"Il n'y a qu'un pas du fanatisme à la barbarie." Denis Diderot (1713-1784) - There's only one step from fanaticism to barbarism.
"Parce qu'un homme sans mémoire est un homme sans vie, un peuple sans mémoire est un peuple sans avenir." Ferdinand Foch (1851-1929) - Because a man without memory is a man without life, a people without memory is a people without a future.
"Dieu a inventé le Parisien pour que les étrangers ne puissent rien comprendre aux Français." Alexandre Dumas (1824-1895) - God invented the Parisians so that foreigners could not understand anything about the French.
@isidore-lolona with the currency player population low, it will be hard to find competent ministers for this position, ut when we grow it will get easier, many master nations will tell client nations how to set taxes as well reducing the amount of Competent ministers in theory.
The Prime-Minister has to 'second' most of the substantial decisions the Chancellor makes, and also has an insight in some of the same statistics. So I would imagine these two gamers will have regular discussions on finances. The Home Secretary monitors the effects of the tax rates on the economy as well, so I imagine those will have plenty of discussions too.
So as a whole, three gamers, the Prime-Minister, the Home Secretary and the Chancellor of the Exchequer would work pretty close together, and together are the team that really sets up and runs the economy. And no single one of them can ever really be blamed when things go wrong, because the causes for problems could be a large number of things, or even lie beyond their control.
There are 152 nations. So 152 Chancellors, at most, are needed. Out of many thousands of gamers, that would be a relatively small group. Hopefully there are some gamers there with a solid financial or economic background that might have a pretty good grasp of what they do. Because for gamers with no economic knowledge it would be pretty hard.
But if we look how economies are run today, chairpersons of Central Banks or Ministers of Finance really have no idea how to predict the economy. At all. They just respond to the developments and hope they are doing the right thing. Our economic model is just too complex and has too many variables to predict, and the economic model in the game is no different. If the model was just your single nation, it would be somewhat predictable. But as you stack 152 such models on top of each other, it becomes instantly very unpredictable. You might know what you are doing, but you have no idea what other nations will do. And that makes things like exchange rates, market prices, gold values, very unpredictable. Let alone when some wars come along to disrupt everything.
So ultimately, Chancellor of the Exchequer should be an enormously fun job, because it will be full of speculation and risk. And every week, when you get your new figures, you have new surprises to deal with!
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It is certainly true that on a macro-economic level, client nations are bound to be simpler to manage. And will probably also get a lot more instructions on policy. The great Empires will be the hardest.
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March 1, 2020
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|Categories of Personal Data||Description of category|
|Account Registration Data and Commercial transaction||This is the Personal Data that is provided by you or collected by us to enable you to sign up for and use the Rulers of the Sea Services. This includes your email address, date of birth, gender and country.|
Some of the Personal Data we will ask you to provide is required in order to create your account such as account ID, login ID, display name, password, community moniker, user handle, and referral code. You also have the option to provide us with some additional Personal Data in order to make your account more personalized such as birth date.
The exact Personal Data we will collect depends on the type of Rulers of the Sea Services you sign up for (paid or non-paid).
Personal data collected through your use of the Rulers of the Sea Services
|Categories of Personal Data||Description of category|
|Rulers of the Sea Service Usage Data||This is the Personal Data that is collected about you when you are using the Rulers of the Sea Services – this may include:|
|Categories of Personal Data||Description of category|
|Voluntary Mobile Data||In addition to the mobile data we collect to provide you with the Rulers of the Sea Services (outlined above), you also have the option to give us your consent to collect additional Personal Data from your (mobile) device to provide you with features/functionalities that will enhance your Rulers of the Sea Services experiences.|
We will not access any of the Personal Data listed below without first obtaining your consent:
|Payment Data||We may collect such Personal Data if you sign up for a Trial or purchase any of our Paid Subscriptions (as defined in the Terms of Services) or make other purchases through the Rulers of the Sea Services. The exact personal data collected will vary depending on the payment method (e.g. direct via your mobile phone carrier or by invoice) but will include information such as:|
|Marketing Data||This Personal Data is used to enable Deadeye Games B.V. (and our partners / service providers) to send you marketing communications either:|
You can find out more about the Personal Data collected and the controls you have in relation to the marketing communications you receive via the Privacy Center.
When you use or interact with the Rulers of the Sea Services, we use a variety of technologies to process the personal data we collect about you for various reasons. We have set out in the table below the reasons why we process your personal data, the associated legal bases we rely upon to legally permit us to process your personal data, and the categories of personal data (identified in Section 6 ‘What personal data do we collect from you?’) used for these purposes:
|Description of why Rulers of the Sea processes your Personal Data (‘processing purpose’)||Legal Basis for the processing purpose||Categories of Personal Data used by Rulers of the Sea for the processing purpose|
|To provide, personalize, and improve your experience with the Rulers of the Sea Service and other services and products provided by Deadeye Games B.V., for example by providing customized, personalized, or localized content, features, and advertising on or outside of the Rulers of the Sea Services (including for third party products and services).|
|To understand how you access and use the Rulers of the Sea Services to ensure technical functionality of the Rulers of the Sea Services, develop new products and services, and analyse your use of the Rulers of the Sea Services, including your interaction with applications, advertising, products, and services that are made available, linked to, or offered through the Rulers of the Sea Services.|
|To communicate with you for Rulers of the Sea Services-related purposes.|
|To process your payment to prevent or detect fraud including fraudulent payments and fraudulent use of the Rulers of the Sea Service.|
|To communicate with you, either directly or through one of our partners, for:|
via emails, notifications, or other messages, consistent with any permissions you may have communicated to us (e.g., through your Account Settings page).
|To provide you with features, information, advertising, or other content which is based on your specific location.|
If you require further information about the balancing test that Rulers of the Sea has undertaken to justify its reliance on the legitimate interest legal basis under GDPR, please see Section 15 ‘How to contact us’ for further details on how to contact us.
The following Personal Data will always be publicly available on the Rulers of the Sea Services: your ID and/or username and potentially a profile picture.
The following personal data will only be shared with the categories of recipients outlined in the table below if:
|Categories of Recipients||Reason for sharing|
|Support Community||When you register for Rulers of the Sea Support Account on the Rulers of the Sea Support Community, we will ask you to create a specific Rulers of the Sea Support Community username. This will be publicly displayed to anyone who accesses the Rulers of the Sea Support Community along with any questions or comments you post.|
|Your Rulers of the Sea Followers||There also may be times when you want us to share certain Service Usage Data, specifically information about your use of Rulers of the Sea, with other Rulers of the Sea users known as ‘Your Rulers of the Sea Followers’.|
Learn more about how to manage notifications, your publicly available information, and what you share with others in the ‘Your rights and your preferences: Giving you choice and control’ Section 4 of this Policy and on the Privacy Center.
|Categories of Recipients||Reason for sharing|
|Service Providers and Others||We may use technical service providers which operate the technical infrastructure that we need to provide the Rulers of the Sea Services; in particular providers which host, store, manage, and maintain the Rulers of the Sea application.|
We may use technical service providers to help us communicate with you, as described in Section 7 of this Policy.
We use marketing (and advertising partners) to show you more tailored content, or to help us understand your use of the Rulers of the Sea Services, to provide you with a better experience. We also may share Personal Data with certain marketing and advertising partners to send you promotional communications about Rulers of the Sea.
|Rulers of the Sea Partners||We might share your Personal Data in a pseudonymised format with marketing partners who help us with promotional efforts and with advertisers that allow us to offer a free service.|
|Academic Researchers||We may share your Personal Data for activities such as statistical analysis and academic study but only in a pseudonymised format.|
|Other Rulers of the Sea Group Companies||We might share your Personal Data with other Deadeye Games B.V. Group Companies to carry out our daily business operations and to enable us to maintain and provide the Rulers of the Sea Services to you.|
|Law Enforcement and Data Protection Authorities||We will share your Personal Data when we in good faith believe it is necessary for us to do so in order to comply with a legal obligation under applicable law, or respond to valid legal process, such as a search warrant, a court order, or a subpoena.|
We also will share your personal data where we in good faith believe that it is necessary for the purpose of our own, or a third party’s legitimate interest relating to national security, law enforcement, litigation, criminal investigation, protecting the safety of any person, or to prevent death or imminent bodily harm, provided that we deem that such interest is not overridden by your interests or fundamental rights and freedoms requiring the protection of your Personal Data.
We keep your Personal Data only as long as necessary to provide you with the Rulers of the Sea Service and for legitimate and essential business purposes, such as maintaining the performance of the Deadeye Games Services, making data-driven business decisions about new features and offerings, complying with our legal obligations, and resolving disputes. We keep some of your Personal Data for as long as you are a user of the game.
If you request, we will delete or anonymise your Personal Data so that it no longer identifies you, unless, we are legally allowed or required to maintain certain Personal Data, including situations such as the following:
Deadeye Games B.V. might share your Personal Data globally with other companies in the Deadeye Games B.V. Group in order to carry out the activities specified in this Policy. Deadeye Games B.V. may also subcontract processing to, or share your Personal Data with, third parties located in countries other than your home country. Your personal data, therefore, may be subject to privacy laws that are different from those in your country of residence.
Personal Data collected within the European Union and Switzerland may, for example, be transferred to and processed by third parties located in a country outside of the European Union and Switzerland. In such instances Deadeye Games B.V. will ensure that the transfer of your Personal Data is carried out in accordance with applicable privacy laws and, in particular, that appropriate contractual, technical, and organizational measures are in place such as the Standard Contractual Clauses approved by the EU Commission.
For further details of the security measures we use to protect your Personal Data, please see the ‘Keeping your personal data safe’ Section 12 of this Policy.
We may display advertisements from third parties and other content that links to third-party websites. We cannot control or be held responsible for third parties’ privacy practices and content. If you click on a third-party advertisement or link, please understand that you are leaving the Rulers of the Sea Service and any Personal Data you provide will not be covered by this Policy. Please read their privacy policies to find out how they collect process and protect your Personal Data.
We are committed to protecting our users’ Personal Data. We implement appropriate technical and organisational measures to help protect the security of your Personal Data; however, please note that no system is ever completely secure. We have implemented various policies including pseudonymisation, encryption, access, and retention policies to guard against unauthorized access and unnecessary retention of Personal Data in our systems.
Your password protects your user account, so we encourage you to use a unique and strong password, limit access to your computer and browser, and log out after having used the Rulers of the Sea Services.
The Rulers of the Sea Services are not directed to children under the age of 13 years. However, in some countries, stricter age limits may apply under local law. Please see our Terms of Services for further details.
We do not knowingly collect Personal Data from children under 13 years or under the applicable age limit (the “Age Limit”). If you are under the Age Limit, please do not use the Rulers of the Sea Services, and do not provide any Personal Data to us.
If you are a parent of a child under the Age Limit and become aware that your child has provided Personal Data to Rulers of the Sea, please contact us using the form on the Privacy Center, and you may request exercise of your applicable rights detailed in the ‘Your rights and your preferences: Giving you choice and control’ Section 4 of this Policy.
If we learn that we have collected the Personal Data of a child under the age of 13 years, we will take reasonable steps to delete the Personal Data. This may require us to delete the Rulers of the Sea account for that child.
We will occasionally update this Policy. When we make material updates to this Policy, we will provide you with prominent notice as appropriate under the circumstances, e.g., by displaying a prominent notice within the Rulers of the Sea Services or by sending you an email.
Please, therefore, make sure you read any such notice carefully. Annually this Policy will be reviewed for accuracy and changes in GDPR. If no material changes are made, you will not be notified.
If you want to find out more about this Policy and how Deadeye Games B.V. uses your Personal Data, please visit the Privacy Center on RulersoftheSea.com to find out more.
Deadeye Games BV is the data processor for the purposes of the personal data processed under this Policy.