WA Delegate: The People's Republic of Auhl (elected 112 days ago)
Embassies: The International, The Red Fleet, North Korea, Das Kommune, Freedom and Justice Alliance, Antifa, The MT Army, Labour and Socialist International, United Socialist Republics, Democratic Socialist Assembly, Allied States of EuroIslanders, The Communist Region, Marxism Leninism, Eurasia, The League of Reformed Socialist States, The International Communist Union, and 20 others.TI Historical Restoration Project, NSLeft, Marxist Scholars Circle, Socialism, The Leftist Union, Primitive Communism, Anti Nazi Alliance, Federacion Comunista Iberica, Union of Socialist Soviet Republics, ITALIA, The Communist Legion, Hippy Haven, 4th International, The Cannabis Communists, Orientopia, Worldwide Communist Union, Lazarus, CRFI, The African National Congress, and UCR.
Construction of embassies with Juche Union has commenced. Completion expected in 2 days 1 hour.
Regional Power: High
Today's World Census Report
The Shortest Average Lifespan in The Internationale
Citizens of nations ranked highly tend to die earlier, whether from poor health, crime, accident, or government encouragement.
As a region, The Internationale is ranked 17,675th in the world for Shortest Average Lifespan.
|191.||The United Socialist States of Asyri||Corrupt Dictatorship||“Todos nós juntos, pelos mesmos ideais ”|
|192.||The United State of Liberchusetts||Scandinavian Liberal Paradise||“Liberty and Prosperity for All!”|
|193.||The Theocracy of The Utopian Cult||Father Knows Best State||“The proletarians have nothing to lose but their chains.”|
|194.||The United Socialist States of The Rebublic of the People||Left-wing Utopia||“Workers of the world, unite!”|
|195.||The Rogue Nation of Mediterranean Free Cities Union||Left-wing Utopia||“Death to ALL”|
|196.||The Elliptical Wheel of Brokenspokia||New York Times Democracy||“I'm just going to turn my bike.”|
|197.||The Republic of The peoples free democracy of Z||Left-wing Utopia||“Be free with the reeza's”|
|198.||The United Socialist States of Drabeo||Democratic Socialists||“Concordia, Integritas, Industria et libertas”|
|199.||The Proletarian Dictatorship of Zulanka||Left-wing Utopia||“¡Hasta la Victoria Siempre!”|
|200.||The City of Condrijzio||Liberal Democratic Socialists||“Power to the People!!”|
- 3 hours ago: The Panda Commune of Timchiland arrived from Imperium of the Wolf.
- 3 hours ago: The Panda Commune of Timchiland departed this region for Imperium of the Wolf.
- 4 hours ago: The Grand Duchy of Robakskistan arrived from The Communist Bloc.
- 4 hours ago: The People's Republic of Free Cork departed this region for 21st Century Christian Coalition.
- 5 hours ago: The Leftist Democracy of Second Greek Empire of the region Freecomunism proposed constructing embassies.
- 1 day 7 hours ago: The People's Republic of Auhl rejected The Rhineland Accord's request for regional embassies.
- 1 day 7 hours ago: The People's Republic of Auhl agreed to construct embassies with Juche Union.
- 1 day 20 hours ago: The Proletariat's Republic of Argyrland arrived from The Communist Bloc.
- 1 day 20 hours ago: The Proletariat's Republic of Argyrland departed this region for The Communist Bloc.
- 1 day 21 hours ago: The Proletariat's Republic of Argyrland arrived from Imperium Slavicum.
The Internationale Regional Message Board
Oh man...first of all, Israel is a racist, semi-fascist ulta-reactionary settler state, it always has been, and things have been getting worse over time. When Israel was founded, 700,000 Palestinian Arabs were forced out of their homes and some 400 villages were completely destroyed. Since then, 4.8 MILLION Palestinians have been made refugees by Israeli ethnic cleansing, and they are not allowed to return to their homeland, even though anyone who claims to be Jewish, no matter how weak their link is to the Jewish faith/community, is allowed to become a full citizen of Israel. Israeli Arabs do not have equal rights, they are seen as second-class citizens, and Palestinians are treated even worse. They are regularly demonstrations in which Israelis march and chant things like "Death to the Arabs", Israel has been illegally occupying Palestine since 1967, and it has had 77 UN resolutions since 1948 condemning its illegal occupation, its human rights abuses, its terrible treatment of Palestinians, and its brutality toward Israeli Arabs and African refugees, but every single one of the resolutions has been vetoed by the US. Israel has killed tens of thousands of Palestinians since 1967, almost 9,000 since 2000 alone. It is a brutal, racist, imperialist state and must be merged with Palestine into a fully democratic binational state of Israel-Palestine, but this would only work if the modern racist state of Israel was to be abolished. It is an illegitimate state built on violence, imperialism, and racism.
Well supporting any capitalist state is bad, but supporting Israel is seen as particularly heinous by many on the left. Why? Well, even if you ignore all that horrid stuff Gonja-Volta has kindly pointed out, you'd still have a state that is hyper nationalistic and identifies with one particular ethnic group. Yeah, that's always gone so well before. We on the left are supposed to be against playing favourites with race. We're usually hyper nationalism too, so frankly Israel is a very nice picture of everything we on the left hate.
Now barring some kind communist revolution, I think the best solution is as you said, a democratic, secular republic. But no one seems interested in that right now and that include Sanders.
It's one ethnic group that for most of its history has been among the most oppressed groups, culminating in their mass slaughter at the hands of fascism. And it was "democratic, secular republics" that outright refused to assist them. Disputing Israel's existence is. Unity with Arab neighbors was tried and failed during the colonial period. So long as religious divisions exist in society a one-state solution is nigh impossible, not without exposing the Jewish people to the same conditions that have led to their near-destruction on more than one occasion. I don't deny, however, that the Israeli government has become hyper-aggressive and oppresses the Palestinian nation which should by all rights be equal to it.
Hamas (which took power in a coup, lest we forget) has had just as much a hand in the violence, but I think the blame lies more on Israel because their response has been extremely disproportionate. The most practical solution is for more moderate-thinking government to take power in both states. But I think what the situation really shows is that religion is the disease, not a symptom.
I urge you to change your veto. The Internationale is a region of its own accord, as are many other regions, USSR, NK etc. If you were on the new forum set up for the comintern, you would realise that this region is set up as a unifying region to be "owned" by all of the rest of the NS left (it's rather hypocritical to deny an embassy with a region and then claim that you are a "unifying region" anyway). From here we intend to set up what is in essence a nationstates "COMINTERN." With other things to come, such as a newspaper which can be edited and owned by the entire NS left community. That'll help with keeping up a constant stream of content, rather than the lots of little ones we've had so far which eventually run out of steam.
Israel-the excuse for its existence is that it is compensation for the holocaust (or Shoah, which I believe is a more politically correct term), but it systematically oppresses the Palestinian population by responding to terrorist attacks with disproportionate force that does little to no harm to the actual terrorists but causes significant civilian casualties and has literally walled in the Palestinians inside areas such as Gaza, as Hitler walled in the Jews in ghettos. It also forms policy that clearly antagonizes the Arab population, such as passing laws regarding a large Muslim temple in Jerusalem, and there is a clear culture of racism within the country, with demonstrable inequality in the treatment of Israeli and Arab residents. Frankly, the state as a whole is extraordinarily hypocritical and stinks of self-righteousness. No state should be devoted to a religion, it just leads to division and discrimination. The same applies to the surrounding Arab nations. I fail to see how those who divided the land into separate countries thought for a single moment that surrounding a Jewish nation with Muslim ones was ever going to be a good idea, especially as the formation of said Jewish countries would result in the displacement of the local Arabian population.
Federated Communes of Folkvangr: ABSTAIN
Assembly for a Socialist International: FOR
Federation of Anarchist Communes: FOR
(Disclaimer, I was not personally around during it's creation or downfall, but that does not mean I can still ask people about what it was, and think I have an understanding of what it was)
Remember CoAPS (before of course it was taken)?
From what I understand
looks as if it could become a spiritual Successor to CAPS.
Federated Communes of Folkvangr: Abstain
Assembly for a Socialist International: Against
Federation of Anarchist Communes: For