That's twelve years now. Bam! A lot of people, when they hear about NationStates, laugh and say, "Wow, is that site still going? I had a nation like... ten years ago." Then they check it out and revive their nation. I'm guessing about that last part. But I bet they do.
Whether you're new here or have been around far too long, like me, thank you! I hope you have a great break and come back in 2015. Because we'll be here. Oh yes we will.