WA Delegate: The Republic of The Akasha Colony (elected 1 year 309 days ago)
Regional Power: Moderate
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The Largest Defense Forces in Facebook Nations
Nations ranked highly spend disproportionately large amounts of money on national defense, and are most secure against foreign aggression.
As a region, Facebook Nations is ranked 195th in the world for Largest Defense Forces.
|11.||The 4th Unified Myrrian Empire of Thenions Immaculate Kin||Democratic Socialists||“Totally not really the Kin guise.”|
|12.||The Republic of The Akasha Colony||Left-Leaning College State||“True Freedom for All Men”|
|13.||The Kingdom of Resurgent Byzantine Empire||Iron Fist Consumerists||“Nam et Senatus et Populusque Romanus”|
|14.||The Psychic Type's territory of SquareDisc City||Left-Leaning College State||“Prediction is better than cure.”|
|15.||The Protectorate of Finnish Bothnian Gulf States||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“No official motto”|
|16.||The Imperial Realm of Frankia||Father Knows Best State||“Over the hills and far away”|
|17.||The Confederacy of Eihaeli||New York Times Democracy||“There is no corruption in my city”|
|18.||The Empire of Neroth Sig Centrian||Corporate Police State||“Strength Through Unity”|
|19.||The Republic of Eintei||Anarchy||“Infinite Freedom”|
|20.||The Commonwealth of Gensokyo Republic||Father Knows Best State||“And then will there be none?”|
- 3 days 21 hours ago: The Legal Fiction of Midgar and Junon ceased to exist.
- 7 days ago: The Holy Empire of Epieria ceased to exist.
- 7 days ago: The City-State of Procyria ceased to exist.
- 8 days ago: The Republic of Neo Carthage departed this region for Military Realism Voting.
- 24 days ago: The Republic of Neo Carthage arrived from Osiris.
- 31 days ago: The Confederacy of Confederate States 0f America ceased to exist.
- 32 days ago: Midgar and junon arrived from Osiris.
- 32 days ago: The Holy Empire of The Kiran Kingdom ceased to exist.
- 33 days ago: The Republic of Neo Carthage ceased to exist.
- 35 days ago: The Legal Fiction of Midgar and Junon ceased to exist.
Facebook Nations Regional Message Board
Alright, so now I am most definitely for sure leaving NSG for the time being, given that grad school is overwhelming.
I can't believe that entire books now constitute weekly readings.
See you everyone!
Good luck! I'm sure some of us will experience that pain very soon.
LOL I love it. This is sorta how I see my useless elites entertaining themselves.
Bro Education reform has finally provided results. We've gotten better results on the Edu-telligence exam compared to our esteemed Ishii contemporaries!
Is that new? I didn't previously have Top 5% of FB Nations in that category. Not that I remember anyway. And the rankings don't show me losing Top 5% which is usually second place here.
Scottish independence. Aye or nay?
Well, I don't have a vote (does anyone here)? But I think independence would be seriously ignoring the lessons of the last financial crisis, when several small countries like Iceland, Cyprus, and Greece were hit hardest.
I'm part Scottish but since I'm not living in Scotland I can't vote. I think I would abstain from voting anyway.
Don't have a vote, obviously, and I'm not as well informed on the subject as I maybe should be, but I'm not entirely clear on what Scotland would hope to gain out of a Yes vote and it looks like they could lose quite a bit. Last I heard, assurances regarding economic and defense policy weren't exactly strong and even EU membership was iffy.
From a purely pragmatic perspective, there is very little for Scotland to gain from independence. They already receive more than their share of funding from the UK government, and going fully independent would mean they're limited solely to their own tax base, no more subsidies from English, Welsh, and northern Irish taxpayers. They'd also have to build most of the government from scratch, including a foreign relations department, a fully self-sufficient treasury, and of course a military.
Their currency outlook is bleak: regardless of whether they choose the Euro or are allowed to remain on the pound, they will be a nation without control of their own currency, which as has been mentioned previously was a major problem during the recent European financial crisis. Unlike Germany and France, they would have little influence over either the Euro or the pound, and would not be able to influence central bank decisions substantively if their own needs are at odds with their other "partners."
At the very least, in the short term both the remaining UK and Scotland would have to run up major expenditures sorting the whole thing out. The UK in terms of removing government property (including their entire nuclear infrastructure) from Scotland and replacing any government employees who may choose to return to Scotland rather than remain, and Scotland in trying to build a nation for itself. And yet there is no real promise of any long-term rewards aside from the "satisfaction" of independence, which is rather subjective at best.