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NationStates stands AGAINST the Security Council

Endorsement Limit: 16

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Regional Embassies signal that two regions have established formal ties with one another.
The NationStates Region remains a Neutral Region ~ Friends With All; Aligned With None.

Today’s Featured Nation:
The Community of Aaron Swartz


Embassies: the Pacific, The East Pacific, the West Pacific, The North Pacific, the South Pacific, Osiris, Balder, One big Island, Nation States, NationStates 2, Mikeswill, Trav khar, Gatesville Inc, International Western Union, Greater Dienstad, Capitalist Paradise, and 4 others.Antarctic Oasis, The Coalition of Democratic Nations, Glorious Nations of Iwaku, and India.

Tags: Independent, Anti-Security Council, Pacifist, Founderless, Gargantuan, and Neutral.

Regional Power: Very High

NationStates contains 550 nations, the 16th most in the world.

Today's World Census Report

The Most Politically Free in NationStates

These nations allow citizens the greatest amount of freedom to select their own government.

As a region, NationStates is ranked 5,805th in the world for Most Politically Free.

#NationWA CategoryMotto
341.The Incorporated States of Jamie DimonInoffensive Centrist Democracy“Pragmatism Provides Profits”
342.The DNA of Rosalind FranklinInoffensive Centrist Democracy“I Am Woman Hear Me Roar”
343.The Immortal Preciousness of Amanda DarieuxInoffensive Centrist Democracy“Trust Me”
344.The Madhibite Empire of IslameInoffensive Centrist Democracy“We Islame! ”
345.The United Socialist States of Greater Continental FederationDemocratic Socialists“The world is ours for the taking”
346.The Kingdom of The UndutchablesWA MemberInoffensive Centrist Democracy“Je maintiendrai Ik zal handhaven I will uphold”
347.The Commonwealth of GarulaRight-wing Utopia“Liberty and justice for those who can afford it.”
348.The Republic of Indo-UtahInoffensive Centrist Democracy“Dang!”
349.The Free Land of SIEMSUDemocratic Socialists“Only the dead have seen the end of was”
350.The Republic of Played by tatiana maslanyDemocratic Socialists“I play everyone”
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United Lands of Elysium

Friday, 28 August, 2015 :: 9

Fill your bowl to the brim
and it will spill.
Keep sharpening your knife
and it will blunt.
Chase after money and security
and your heart will never unclench.
Care about people's approval
and you will be their prisoner.

Do your work, then step back.
The only path to serenity.

Trotskey

Today’s Featured Nation:
The Undead Zombie Theocracy of Orzodox Pastafarianism

“Carbo Diem”

WA Category: New York Times Democracy

Civil Rights: Excellent
Economy: Frightening
Political Freedoms: Excessive

Orzodox Pastafarianism's national animal is the Stripper, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is the Orzodox Pastafarian Church.

Orzodox Pastafarianism is ranked 8th in NationStates and 4,148th in the world for Lowest Unemployment Rates, scoring 499 on the Workforce Participation Versus Theoretical Maximum Metric.

The MikesHope Essence of Mikeswill

Arithei and Orzodox Pastafarianism

The Mikes Hope Essence of Mikeswill graciously extends a warm welcome to our newest Nations:

The Kingdom of Brucken Rhineland-Palatinate
The Community of Pleiadian Race
The United States of Lsdhfa
The Republic of Rhysinas

Our Esteemed Region continues to attract the Most
Enlightened Nations in the JenGov Land.

MH

The current WA Resolution, Repeal "Military Freedom Act" has been posted on our off-site forums at:

http://www.runboard.com/bnationstates.f2.t83724

GENERAL ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION AT VOTE

Repeal "Military Freedom Act"

A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation.

Category: Repeal

Resolution: GA#132

Description: WA General Assembly Resolution #132: Military Freedom Act (Category: Furtherment of Democracy; Strength: Significant) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.

Argument: Concerned about the use of World Assembly resolutions to escape the duties of citizenship,

Applauding the protection of conscientious objectors and not blindly classifying such persons as ‘cowards’,

Supporting the World Assembly’s general stance against war and towards the maintenance of peace,

Regarding wartime conscription as originating fundamentally out of existential crises against the state,

Believing that the provisions set forth in this resolution provide large means of evasion for able-bodied personnel in military service, and,

Hoping that a suitable replacement which addresses these issues will be passed forthwith,

This august World Assembly:

Applauds that the resolution prevents nations from punishing or penalising conscientious objectors for their status, recognising that they should not be forced to fight, and for allowing nations ‘to determine the veracity of a person’s claim of conscientious objector status’; but

Challenges the definition of ‘combative military duties’ in II.(3).a, as ‘the equipping of weaponry to machines or vehicles’ explicitly falls under the definition, but is still not a ‘duty wherein a person is required to directly cause injury or death to any person’, since the movement of ammunition and war supplies from trucks to weapons is a time-consuming and labour-intensive part of modern warfare which does not require combat per se;

Objects to the clause II.(1).b, in that ‘objection to a specific war shall be considered valid if … the objector is within two degrees of consanguinity of any citizen of the opposing nation’s military’, as:

in the case of modern globalisation, this could allow large segments of the population to avoid military service, since immigration has left many populations in many nations, and it is quite likely that they will have joined their nation’s military in total war and

the chance of encountering someone within two degrees of consanguinity on a battlefield are slim, due to the small number of persons within two degrees of consanguinity;

Disputes the definition of a ‘war of aggression’ in II.(2).b, since it is not inconceivable that a nation did not directly approve a terrorist attack, but knew of it and allowed it to happen regardless, which justifies punitive actions as a result of gross negligent inaction;

Disputes the requirement in III.(3).b that ‘nations must consider … the possibility that a person may develop objections during … military service’, since there is likely no manner in which this can be distinguished from either cowardice or post-traumatic stress disorder, the latter being a medical condition that must be resolved immediately and, for personal well-being, cannot be not confused with conscientious objection; and hence, this esteemed World Assembly;

Repeals the Military Freedom Act.

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GENERAL ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION # 132

Military Freedom Act

A resolution to increase democratic freedoms.

Category: Furtherment of Democracy

Strength: Significant

Proposed by: Embolalia

Description:

Article I, Preamble:

The World Assembly recognizes the need for able persons to fight in the military of member nations. It further recognizes that many persons may have religious, conscientious, or moral reasons for objecting to combative military service. The World Assembly believes that these persons should not be compelled to serve against such beliefs. It hereby enacts this resolution to protect these persons.

Article II, Definitions:

1) A conscientious objector shall, for the purposes of this resolution, be considered a person who has genuine religious, conscientious, or moral objections to participation in war, wherein:
1a) Such objections are held against participation in war of any form, rather than participation in a specific war, except as noted in §1b.
1b) Objection to a specific war shall be considered valid if the war is one of aggression as defined below, or the objector is within two degrees of consanguinity of any citizen of the opposing nation's military.

2) A war of aggression shall, for the purposes of this resolution, be considered an armed conflict initiated by the conscientious objector's nation without prior provocation from the nation being attacked.
2a) Provocation shall be considered only violent and aggressive acts, terrorism, espionage, or credible threats thereof, against the objector's nation or its allies.
2b) Such shall only be considered provocation if it was funded, sponsored, or approved of by the government of the nation being attacked.
2c) Military occupation of another nation with the uncoerced consent of that nation's rightful government shall not be considered a war of aggression.

3) Combative military duties shall, for the purposes of this resolution, be considered any duty wherein a person is required to directly cause injury or death to any person.
3a) This shall include, but not be limited to, the use of any weaponry, the equipping of weaponry to machines or vehicles, and the control of any machine or vehicle equipped with weaponry.
3b) This shall not include administrative duties or the furnishing or preparation of medical and food services.

Article III, Requirements of Nations:

1) No nation shall compel a conscientious objector to serve in combative military duties.
2) No nation may punish or penalize a conscientious objector for that status.
2a) Nations may compel conscientious objectors to serve in non-combative military or non-military duties.
3) Nations may make a good-faith effort to determine the veracity of a person's claim of conscientious objector status.
3a) This may include psychological evaluation of the person in question, as well as non-coercive, non-intimidating interviews with those familiar with the person in question.
3b) Nations must consider in these determinations the possibility that a person may develop objections during or following military service.
4) Nations may require those acquiring conscientious objector status while serving in a combative military duty to continue said duty for a pre-determined, finite period of time prior to reassignment to a non-combative duty.
4a) Such period shall exceed neither six months nor the term for which the duty was originally assigned.
5) This resolution shall not be construed to prohibit nor require the establishment of compulsory military service.

Votes For: 4,737 (62%)
Votes Against: 2,925 (38%)

Implemented: Sat Feb 5 2011

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Mikes Hope Essence of Mikeswill
WA Delegate
NationStates Region

Saturday, 29 August, 2015 :: 10

Can you coax your mind from its wandering
and keep to the original oneness?
Can you let your body become
supple as a newborn child's?
Can you cleanse your inner vision
until you see nothing but the light?
Can you love people and lead them
without imposing your will?
Can you deal with the most vital matters
by letting events take their course?
Can you step back from your own mind
and thus understand all things?

Giving birth and nourishing,
having without possessing,
acting with no expectations,
leading and not trying to control:
this is the supreme virtue.

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Today’s Featured Nation:
The Community of Aaron Swartz

“Information is power.”

WA Category: Left-wing Utopia

Civil Rights: Frightening
Economy: Imploded
Political Freedoms: World Benchmark

Aaron Swartz's national animal is the Internet Activist, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Aaron Swartz is ranked 47th in NationStates and 5,918th in the world for Most Politically Free, scoring 82 on the Diebold Election Inking Scale.

The MikesHope Essence of Mikeswill

The Mikes Hope Essence of Mikeswill graciously extends a warm welcome to our newest Nations:

The Most Serene Republic of Anarchopublic
The Republic of Novvas
The Protectorate of Korhal IVV
The Republic of Koreans North
The People's Republic of Kristlaand

Our Esteemed Region continues to attract the Most
Enlightened Nations in the JenGov Land.

MH

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