WA Delegate (non-executive): The Holy Empire of Augustus Telcontar (elected )
Embassies: Glass Gallows, The New Galactic Empire, British Isles, Kantrias, The Alliance of Queens, Normandy, The New Inquisition, Europeia, The Graveyard, The Caucasus, Kingdom of Ireland, Caliba, Grand Central, Equinox, Wintreath, Kosovo, and 1 other.Ticazew.
Regional Power: High
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The Highest Average Tax Rates in Ainur
Although some nations have similar tax rates for all citizens and others tax the rich much more heavily than the poor, the following provides a rough guide to the most taxing governments.
As a region, Ainur is ranked 5,659th in the world for Highest Average Tax Rates.
|161.||The Drakaanite Supremacy of Terameep||New York Times Democracy||“Hands up! You're a sinner!”|
|162.||The Extensive Arms Emporium of The Bermudan Pentagram||Father Knows Best State||“Rebuilding a Brighter Future”|
|163.||The Rogue Nation of Rogueplanet||Left-Leaning College State||“Live and Let Me Be Left the Hell Alone”|
|164.||The Allied States of Daegonel||Capitalist Paradise||“El Sanguine de nostrorum patres nos deducit ”|
|165.||The Armed Republic of The Common Caves of Capo Carlos||Corporate Police State||“I'l make you an offer you can't refuse”|
|166.||The Federation of Nova Socia||Capitalist Paradise||“Peace through liberty”|
|167.||The Drakaanite Supremacy of Xyaxaraz||Capitalist Paradise||“Hands up! You're a sinner!”|
|168.||The Republic of Kareokea||Capitalist Paradise||“Bigfoot is blurry”|
|169.||The Drakaanite Supremacy of Zakrzew||Capitalist Paradise||“Hands up! You're a sinner!”|
|170.||The Community of Darkly West Furthers||Anarchy||“Free car washes! ...If you wash your car yourself.”|
- : The Kingdom of Nadjikal arrived from The West Pacific.
- : Georgina floyd ceased to exist.
- : Hopes now left in dust ceased to exist.
- : The Kingdom of Chotar arrived from Balder.
- : Cieux ceased to exist.
- : Illcypherland ceased to exist.
- : The Ecologist Alliance Council of California and the Pacific arrived from Lazarus.
- : The Federation of Eoneman departed this region for The Greater German Reich.
- : Incorporated states of talania ceased to exist.
- : Lokiland5 ceased to exist.
Ainur Regional Message Board
Not necessarily. Doing the fricky-frack with a succubus (or an incubus, the succubus' equally sexy male counterpart) has a nearly 45% mortality rate with a 100% damnation rate. Having sex with a nymph has a ~60% mortality rate (that includes "never seen again" or other such results), BUT it has little to no effect on your position in the Greek afterlife. You can bushwhack a nymph to your hearts content and still get into Elysium.
Source: personal experience
If that's from experience then that's one hell of a life you live.
Life's hard for an alien reptilian Bhudda.
Or you could just come to Feminamia.
Our previous statement was not intended to suggest that the HEPHAESTUS powered armor was unsuitable for amphibious or jungle deployment; it was to suggest that since it is part of our current-generation warfighting equipment, that it would be inappropriate to release this technology to other interested buyers. This is in part to maintain a strategic advantage, as far as knowledge of its capabilities goes, and in part because we don't wish to provide our latest technology to the rest of the world, that it might be used against us. This is not to suggest that we view Thalasus, nor any other nation, as an enemy state, but is simply what we feel to be justifiable paranoia. Were we to make an exception for any state, no matter how friendly relations were, this would compromise our statements of complete neutrality, and consequently lead to potential conflict with states who may feel they have been 'snubbed'.
That said, we are open to sales of the NEMESIS powered exoskeleton, if you're interested, but we strongly suggest that those be paired with at least grade III ballistic armor, and ideally grade IV, as the exoskeleton has no protective elements. The structure is guaranteed resistant up to and including 7.62x51mm AP, but prolonged exposure to impacts above 2500lbfts will cause severe degradation. Any compromised structural element will significantly degrade the performance of the exoskeleton as a whole, and we recommend reducing by 70% any load placed on a compromised suit to prevent further damage.
I will note that the NEMESIS is ideal for urban situations, particularly in less-built-up areas; tests have shown that with our Enhanced Mobility (TM) technology, a user with a total weight of 250kg can leap up to the roof of a 3-story building. More weight will naturally result in less impressive jumps, but the NEMESIS is certified to allow lifting of over 2500kg above their heads, and users can carry this weight for an extended period of time without severe degradation of the equipment. Moreover, with appropriate training (both physical and with the NEMESIS; there's a recommended minimum of at least 300 hours for the latter), users can maintain a 30km/h speed for up to 4 hours, and tests have shown consistent sprint speeds of 60km/h, and in particularly able individuals, up to 72km/h. Naturally not all users will be able to reach or maintain these speeds, but our 'baseline' targets are fairly achievable, and even surpassable, targets for at least 90% of all users.
We have a battery life guarantee of 8 hours under all conditions, and it is certified for 1000 charge/discharge cycles at 90% capacity, and 1500 if you're willing to accept degradation to 75%. Purchases come with a 10 year servicing guarantee, and for an additional monthly retainer we can provide trainers and technicians to help prepare users for proper use and maintenance of the equipment, until users feel capable of handling use and maintenance on their own.
Sorry if I was unclear. Both exoskeletons and powered armor are fairly new technologies to us, and the higher-ups in charge of important weapon trade deals use the two terms interchangeably. We will correct this.
Also, we have absolutely no problem with your stance on not selling current-gen technology. The Navy and Air Force of our nation has a similar policy agreement with private weapons manufacturers, especially with regards to missile systems, CIWS and EWS. Tactical advantage and diplomatic tranquility is more important than money.
Anyways, still under the assumptionthat the NEMESIS exoskeleton system is not optimal for jungle environments and amphibious operations but IS good for urban warfare, we would be interested in purchasing 25 NEMESIS units. If possible, we would also like some technical support for maintenance, ensuring equipment compatibility, and training. We plan on using these exoskeletons for extremely dangerous and high-stakes special operations missions, so any kind of equipment failure or avoidable incompetence in use is completely unacceptable.
What would the cost be for 25 operational NEMESIS units plus tech support from BP Industries?
Just realized I'm in the top 5% of the world for highest recreational drug use.
♫ And I'm proud to be a Thalasian, where at least I know I'm high...♫
OOC Time, sometimes I feel like my nation is really, REALLY unfit to be in the big leagues.
I mean, my people are so backwards it's hilarious.
They're just marching to a different drummer. lol
We don't march to drummers, we march over them.