WA Delegate: The Amerikanisches Reich of ThinkPads (elected )
Embassies: Red Army of the USSR, Union of Socialist Soviet Republics, USSF, The Red Fleet, Comintern Intervention Forces, Kapitalist Paradise, Benevolent Capitalism, Libertarian Capitalist Zone 716, The Brotherhood, The Mystical Council, Peoples Federation of Qandaristan, Dill Country, and Neoreaction.
Regional Power: Moderate
Today's World Census Report
The Most Armed in libertarian
World Census experts took their lives into their hands in order to ascertain the average number of weapons per citizen.
As a region, libertarian is ranked 558th in the world for Most Armed.
- : The Free Nation of America-Libertaria departed this region for Antarctic Union.
- : The Confederacy of Libertarian Philippines ceased to exist.
- : Hodar ceased to exist.
- : The Tribal Potatos of Knoblauch departed this region for Isles of Holy Order of The Holy Potato.
- : Postcards ceased to exist.
- : Evelute ceased to exist.
- : The Constitutional Republic of Gazelleica ceased to exist.
- : The Great Almighty Holy Empire of The Democratic Empire of Dirt of the region The Dirt Alliance proposed constructing embassies.
- : Chelodian ceased to exist.
- : Ezone ceased to exist.
Libertarian Regional Message Board
As for domestic elections.
As the Houston based libertarian Stephen K. (the anti IP man) says - who to vote for is easy.
"Who is going to cut my fu.... taxes?"
If there is a candidate who can win and will (you believe) cut taxes and government spending (and hopefully regulations also) then vote for them.
Government is massive - huge.
Someone who says there is no scope for a reduction in government is not just "not libertarian" - they are nuts.
Well, if you were a Jew with a choice between being gassed and not, choice is obvious.
Also, if you were business owner in 1930s Germany, choice also was obvious. Nazis turning you into mere manager of defacto state-owned company or Communists shooting you after stealing from you. Weimar establishment is unfairly blamed for supporting Nazis, since communists were fairly open in wanting to destroy them, and there wasn't real third option (althout SPD was probably less insane than either nazis or KPD).
Lesser evil is relative in this way. Although "evil" might be a bad term, since it implies moral superiority or inferiority. "Lesser threat" might be better choice of words, but it still depends who are you talking to.
Even if in longterm both choices are equally horrible. But being killed today or five years from now is no-brainer choice. Latter also gives you time to think of third option.
The thing is, most people who were choosing "lesser evil", could not know that without benefit of hindsight. They were often told Soviets were their allies, and will "totally" leave after Nazis are defeated. Even Poles who got invaded by them in 1939, suddenly forgot Communists still were their enemies. That's why, after it became obvious Soviets would win, they should've drop fighting nazis, and keep their strength for resisting future communist occupation. Instead they've bleed themselves in Warsaw uprising.
I'm imagining the outcry from public sector labor unions, social justice warriors, etc. had that figure been reversed.
Speaking of government employees:
The world contains 127,788 nations in 17,543 regions. Libertarian contains 30 nations, the 381st most in the world. The Armed Republic of Notonthemapistan is ranked 30th in libertarian and 127,314th in the world (bottom 0.4%) for Highest Police Ratios, scoring -560 on the Orwell Orderliness Index. As a region, libertarian is ranked 17,209th in the world (bottom 2%) for Highest Police Ratios.
24 nations (80%) were in the bottom 50%, 12 (40%) were in the bottom 10%, 10 (33.33%) were in the bottom 5%, and 4 (13.33%) were in the bottom 1%.
Changes coming to NationStates! Do you guys (and gals) think the new ROs could help us a bit?
It is true that some anti Communist Jews did choose to ally with the Communists against the Nazis - that often proved to be a terminal error (as the Communist often murdered them, or sold them out to the Nazis).
However, I see your point - and it may well be correct.
As for the Polish Home Army - the Communists (the Soviets) encouraged them to rise against the Nazis, and then sat down and watched the Nazis wiped them out (which saved the Communists the trouble of wiping them out later).
Playing lesser evil calculations may be correct sometimes - but not when both the evils are out to kill you.
I think no. We are far too small to need regional officers, and think people wouldn't want to become one? I can dole them out if anyone wants one, though.
I have read evidence that is a mistaken assumption taken from WW2. here's the bit from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warsaw_Uprising#Soviet_stance
"One way or the other, the presence of Soviet tanks in nearby Wołomin 15 kilometers to the east of Warsaw had sealed the decision of the Home Army leaders to launch the Uprising. However, as a result of the initial battle of Radzymin in the final days of July, these advance units of the Soviet 2nd Tank Army were pushed out of Wołomin and back about 10 km. On 9 August, Stalin informed Premier Mikołajczyk that the Soviets had originally planned to be in Warsaw by 6 August, but a counter-attack by four Panzer divisions had thwarted their attempts to reach the city. By 10 August, the Germans had enveloped and inflicted heavy casualties on the Soviet 2nd Tank Army at Wołomin."