WA Delegate: The Anarchist Confederation of Anarchadom (elected 117 days ago)
Embassies: Kronstadt, The Union of Metiva Lame, New World Communists States, Hippy Haven, Union of Confederate Regions, UCR, United Federation of Canada Embassy, The Church of Eris, 3753 Cruithne, belgium, Anti Authoritarian Alliance, The Cannabis Alliance, United Nations of Peace and Liberty, Gay, The Greenlands in Exile, The Communist Bloc, and 10 others.Laissez Faireholm, World Alliance, The International Communist Union, My Pants, The Anarchist Collective, The Waters of Lethe, Palestinian Freedom Fighters, The Exchange of Mutual Authority, Union of Socialist Soviet Republics, and Taoism.
Regional Power: Very High
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|11.||The Republic of Koochiching||Anarchy||“Lac a la Pluie”|
|12.||The Anarchy of Consejo Regional de Defensa de Aragon||Democratic Socialists||“A las barricadas”|
|13.||The Creeping Celestial Vault of Sun and Moon and Stars||Scandinavian Liberal Paradise||“No gods; No kings”|
|14.||The Free Land of The Meerkats||Left-wing Utopia||“Meerkats don't need no god!”|
|15.||The Hoi Polloi of Robertos Commonwealth||Capitalizt||“War is peace, freedom is slavery, ignorance is strength”|
|16.||The People's Republic of Diffidentiae||Civil Rights Lovefest||“Audietur vox populi.”|
|17.||The Free Land of Rthivora||Left-wing Utopia||“No Gods, No Masters”|
|18.||The Confederation of Cor Lux||Left-wing Utopia||“For a brighter future.”|
|19.||The Free Land of Allied Anarchist Of The World||Civil Rights Lovefest||“Freedom At All Cost.”|
|20.||The Commonwealth of Lovelike||Anarchy||“Love, love, love”|
- 1 day 8 hours ago: The Nomadic Peoples of Agowilt arrived from The North Pacific.
- 2 days 23 hours ago: Mister joe masses ceased to exist.
- 3 days 7 hours ago: The Armed Republic of Cobanesia arrived from The Pacific.
- 3 days 12 hours ago: The Colony of Anarchy country arrived from The South Pacific.
- 3 days 23 hours ago: Liberdemo ceased to exist.
- 4 days ago: The Kropotkin Beard Wearers of Zeouria arrived from Anti Authoritarian Alliance.
- 7 days ago: The Free Land of Great Vegitain arrived from The Communist Party of NationStates.
- 8 days ago: The Confederacy of Libertarian Communes arrived from The Communist Bloc.
- 9 days ago: The Free Land of The Germanic State arrived from Anti Authoritarian Alliance.
- 9 days ago: The Free Land of The Germanic State departed this region for Anti Authoritarian Alliance.
Anarchy Regional Message Board
Your civil rights rating went down because your course of action abridges the freedom of conscious/belief/speech. These are all frequently considered "civil" rights. The distinction (I think) is that civil rights more broadly pertain to an individual's rights an actions in all spheres, including the private (for instance, a gathering in one's own home, or a rally in a public space) whereas political freedoms more specifically pertain to those rights and actions involving the direct petition of government (voting, etc).
Thus, banning a rally (or a gathering in a public space) would more directly pertain to civil rights, since it more directly affects an individuals activities in a not-directly-governmental sphere.
It's also exactly what a Nazi would do, but that's another argument. :)
also nationstates sometimes rates corruption as high freedom. there's an issue that will make your political freedoms go down if you don't allow corporations to buy politicians...
If you banned Nazi rallies, you banned racist remarks in public (since Nazi rallies are likely to be both public and racist).
Hate speech may be a form of political freedom, but it certainly isn't a civil right. If all they were doing was SAYING racist things then I wouldn't have a problem, but we all know nazis are interested in more than expressing their opinion. I banned nazi rallies in order to protect the community from hate crimes, not necessarily to censor their stupid beliefs
I'm curious; Most of the countries labeled "Anarchy" seem to resemble more "anarcho" capitalism, and are as disastrous as you would expect them to be. Has anyone been able to achieve an actual Catalonia/Makhnovtchina style anarchist territory, with workers control over the means of production? I know that's a lot to expect from a game called "Nation States," but it seems like the only good left wing options are between Scandinavian style social democracy, and Cuban style state-socialism.
There is an issue where you can allow workers to seize control of the means of production. Civil rights lovefests tend to be very close to what anarchism really is (not an cap) but the general categories can obscure a lot.
In Natapoc the workers own the means of production and the state has zero power to enact or enforce law based on the issues I've passed. Is that close?
I've gotten that issue before about allowing workers to seize control of the means of production. It's a nice addition by a Leftist issues author, but as far as I can tell it doesn't actually do anything to your nation - it's never mentioned again and doesn't seem to affect the actual distribution of the economy. It would be nice if it had an actual impact on the nation (i.e. if there was a separate category on the "industry" tab for worker managed enterprises, rather than just breaking things down into Private Sector, Government, State Owned Industry and Black Market). Instead it just seems to be throwing a (rather small and dry) bone to libertarian socialist types.
I would agree that the Civil Rights Lovefest is probably the closest rating to what most of us mean when we say "anarchy", although as you say, one's mileage can vary - I've seen a lot of civil right lovefests that are basically capitalist minarchist states (i.e. fairly close to the ancap end of the spectrum).
There really is no satisfactory category for the anarchist in this game. As I've said before, the "Left Wing Utopia" category almost implies a massive state bureaucracy - not exactly an ideal for most anarchists. For example, your description of your nation:
...seems to conflict with the randomly generated description of your nation I just received:
"The Nomadic Peoples of Natapoc is a gargantuan, genial nation, remarkable for its anti-smoking policies, state-planned economy, and absence of drug laws."
Anti-smoking policies (yet supposedly, no drug laws?)? State planned economy? Sounds more like a liberal nanny state to me. Definitely not bad in the overall scheme of things in this game, but anarchy? Far from it...
As The Confederacy of Libertarian Communes points out, this is a fundamental limitation of a game that by definition takes the nation-state as the absolute horizon of all political possibility.
In general I am somewhat skeptical of appeals to "freedom of speech", myself, since in practice these appeals seem to almost always come from, or on behalf of, extreme reactionaries and hate groups (i.e. the KKK, that Quran burning reverend a few years ago, etc).
Speech which actually challenges the status quo from a revolutionary or even just moderately progressive direction tends to be crushed by the state as a matter of course, without any debate or ritualized hand-wringing about "free speech" from the liberal chattering classes.
It seems obvious that at the end of the day the state is happy to oblige the former. Hence why real neo-Nazi rallies often have police escorts, while anti-authoritarian rallies are met by those same police with tear gas and truncheons.
I'm skeptical that censoring fascism can actually have the effect of eliminating it. Look at Germany, they have pretty strict laws against Neo-Nazism, but it never really got rid of the fascist movement in Germany, it just pushed it underground and fed in to their victim mentality. Instead Nazism in Germany has been replaced with soft Fascism (PEGIDA). I certainly don't think the state ought to have any business protecting their demonstrations (which they usually do) but criminalizing their bigotry is another thing entirely. I support far-rightists freedom to express their opinions because then at least you know who these people are, which makes them easier to fight.
Yes the description does conflict with issues that have been chosen.
State planned economy must be boilerplate for any economy that is not run by "the invisible hand" because I have repeatedly picked that workers control the means of production. It can't be a "state planned" economy when it's actually a democratic economy can it?
I also always pick the options that give the most power to people as far as decision making(everything is decided by referendum) and we have NO police force (or military) according to issues I've selected (and sometimes according to the nation descriptions).
So yes, the game assumes a state and it really can't fully break out of it. But if you read the descriptions from the perspective of the issues you know you passed then you can imagine your left wing utopia or civil rights lovefest as an anarchy. :)