WA Delegate (non-executive): The Utopian Commonwealth of Discoveria (elected 332 days ago)
Embassies: Philosophy 115, The FRA, The Sea Of Love, Global Right Alliance, Allied States of EuroIslanders, The Alternative Left, New Europe, the Rejected Realms, Bohemian Grove, Democrats, The Exodus, Renaissance, Nudist Dreamland, Anarchy, Atlantis, Islandia, and 47 others.The Commonwealth Of Furry Peoples, The Respected Realms, The SOP, The Ascendancy, Australasian Democratic Union, Philippines, Atheist Empire, Central Pacific Empire, Union of Socialist Confederate Republics, Leninist Russia, Lady Gaga, Hippy Haven, 2p2 Politics, The Republic of the Netherlands, Jewish Justice League, Morskoj, Disneylandia, The MT Army, bear world, ISSU, The Great Kingdom of Prussia, UCR, Esquarium, the South Pacific, The United Confederation of 9, league of rogues, Antarctic Oasis, The Order of Ages, Francia, Suomi, The Feline Confederation, Grand Alliance Of Independant Nations, Russian Federation, Autism, The Cooperative Union, The Darwin Allied Republics, Slavia, Socialist Union of Nations, The Federation of Dethklok 1000, the greenlands, the icegreen union, Lower Canada, The United Federative of the UCE PUPPETS, Gay Equality, The Pridelands, Asiana, and Latin America.
Construction of embassies with Khora has commenced. Completion expected in 1 day 2 hours.
Construction of embassies with La Republica de Cuba has commenced. Completion expected in 1 day 2 hours.
Construction of embassies with Isles of Socialism has commenced. Completion expected in 1 day 2 hours.
Regional Power: Very High
Today's World Census Report
The Largest Mining Sector in Gay
As a region, Gay is ranked 16,932nd in the world for Largest Mining Sector.
|11.||The Pink Singularity of Fnarr-fnarr||Father Knows Best State||“God sucks. Unicorns rock!”|
|12.||The Republic of Lambda roos||Compulsory Consumerist State||“Great; more history!”|
|13.||The Islands of New Caledonia||Civil Rights Lovefest||“Terre de parole, terre de partage.”|
|14.||The Imperial city-state of Hailport||Father Knows Best State||“Allow me to laugh at you”|
|15.||The Oppressed Peoples of Rose Tinted Glasses||Father Knows Best State||“Rose Tint Your World”|
|16.||The Grand Duchy of Rusklafan||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“Liberos Vivere Tyrannidis.”|
|17.||The Shadow of Your Smile||Right-wing Utopia||“Si hoc legere scis nimium eruditionis habes”|
|18.||The Borderlands of North Frazakstan||Iron Fist Consumerists||“Shut up and sit down!”|
|19.||The Free Land of Canduri||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“Acta non verba”|
|20.||The Iron Glove Kingdom of Bania||Corporate Police State||“My enemies shall fear me and so shall my friends.”|
- 9 hours ago: The People's Republic of Frizalonia ceased to exist.
- 20 hours ago: Embassy established between Latin America and Gay.
- 21 hours ago: Embassy cancelled between The archdiocese and Gay.
- 23 hours ago: The 1st Expedition of Siiberia arrived from Deep Space II.
- 1 day 1 hour ago: The Community of Farrfle arrived from The East Pacific.
- 1 day 1 hour ago: The Community of Michillies arrived from Versutian Federation.
- 1 day 4 hours ago: The Discoverian Socialist State of DiscLosure departed this region for La Republica de Cuba.
- 1 day 4 hours ago: The Discoverian Socialist State of DiscLosure arrived from Autism.
- 1 day 21 hours ago: The Democratic Republic of Ynagia ceased to exist.
- 2 days 6 hours ago: The Fabulous Founder of LGBT Equality agreed to construct embassies with Isles of Socialism.
Gay Regional Message Board
"I already spend too much time on this *&^*^% game"
Tell me about it!
You only get permission for that forum if your nation here is a WA member.
Largest Mining Sector:
Top 1000: Haldana is ranked 1st in Gay and 59th in the world for Largest Mining Sector, scoring 38 on the Blue Sky Asbestos Index!
In The Middle: Zen Buddha (#59)
Bottom 1000: BearNation, Moose Shrubs, Gracieland, Mattrolanka, Fennijer
why?,i'm just as good as a member as a WA nation
*deleted because I didn't express it well*
This is perhaps the strongest 'In Character' argument in favour of the repeal. But I think that we shouldn't be limited here by what the rules of the Security Council are. Fascism is a moral issue, and we should do the right thing regardless of what the rules of the NationStates game are. Yes, it is improper to use a liberation to open up a region for invasion. But I think it is justified, in this one case where that region is a fascist region. As I argue in our forum, ideologies are in conflict. Fascism threatens all other ideologies with extinction by force, so we are justified in using force (and anything below that level) to counter it. Yes, it sets a precedent. But the unique nature of fascism means that the slippery slope argument is unpersuasive - few other ideologies are as harmful as fascism.
I think it's a technical limitation due to how InvisionFree forums work. If you were able to see the WA forum as a non-WA nation, you would also be able to vote in the poll and sway the voting numbers unfairly.
I'd have to check with Omni, but one workaround could be to post the WA resolution and debate in one forum and post the poll in another. But this would double the inconvenience of voting. If I'm Regional Secretary next year we could trial this system and see if it works out.
I fully understand, appreciate, and respect your moral argument on the grounds of the message this tactic is sending the world and NE in this instance. We are not in disagreement about that aspect of it. The real problem for me is now that the SC has been used to disrupt/destroy a targeted region for a reason outside its mission, the SC has effectively abandoned principled democracy and drifted into tyranny-by-majority. This demonstrates a moral defeat/surrender of WA principles, to me, and has done nothing to improve my dismally low opinion or lack of respect for the WA.
Beyond that, this tactic demonstrably has not ended fascism or the fascist presence in NS; and certainly hasn't ended fascist raiding activities. This is why I'm unconvinced that the ends justified the means in the case of NE, as nothing other than a symbolic gesture was really accomplished. Well, other than all the free advertisement for NE and fascist ideology while opening the floodgates to regional destruction by popular whim, that is. I argue that this is not necessarily a slippery slope argument. I've been witness to the constant, though gradual, rightward/neoliberal movement of the WA since I started NS in 2010. I can't wait to see what this game is like for leftists like me in a couple years when the WA reaches right-wing critical mass...
My opposition to the LNE is entirely about upholding the integrity of the WA and walking the higher road. I do not engage in R/D activities in NS, personally. My only beef with raiders is that they often will destroy a region's WFE content and potentially the culture of a region, purely for sport. I wouldn't say they're evil so much as dickish or predatory in those instances ;)
I have spent a considerable amount of time nurturing the culture of my primary region, as have several other NS players; and I would be very sad if raiders managed to damage what it took years to build. Fortunately, this is a remote risk at best - well, unless the SC decides that we are in need of 'liberation' and throws out the rules again :P
Good things to ponder about regional ownership ;)
Amen :P I gave up on the prospect of reasonable debate and civilized discussion solving anything in the WA a while ago. I think its collective problems are due to the fact that it's a VERY large tent; and only gate-kept to the extent that one only needs to apply in order to join - and merely avoid pissing off whatever moderator is on duty in order to remain, essentially. I finally resigned last month since membership has become a liability and embarrassment to me on a few levels :/
I wish the same for you and everyone else here! :D