WA Delegate: The Serene Socialist Republic of Xikuang (elected 275 days ago)
Embassies: Allied States of EuroIslanders, Communist International, USSR, The Sovereign Socialist States, CSSR, United Socialist Republics, Antifa, Leninist Russia, The Anticapitalist Alliance, Das Kommune, The Illuminati, Rejected Communists Vol2, Revolutionary Communist Assembly, and NSLeft.
Regional Power: Moderate
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The Best Weather in Anticapitalist Alliance
The following nations were determined to have the best all-round weather.
As a region, Anticapitalist Alliance is ranked 92nd in the world for Best Weather.
|1.||The Serene Socialist Republic of Xikuang||Left-Leaning College State||“Only Through Open Doors”|
|2.||The Socialist Union of Kerla||Liberal Democratic Socialists||“Everything for Everybody”|
|3.||The Culture of Free Socialism||Left-wing Utopia||“Of each according to ability to each according to need.”|
|4.||The Pink-O Commie State of Zphd||Civil Rights Lovefest||“Stay off our lawns!”|
|5.||The People's Republic of Celdonia||New York Times Democracy||“We may have nothing, but we're willing to share it”|
|6.||The Red Brigades of Dotjxraomm||Liberal Democratic Socialists||“The Proletariat Coalition Ambassador at Large”|
|7.||The Free Land of Barevane||Liberal Democratic Socialists||“Freedom above all”|
|8.||The Svefn-g-englar of Golgothastan||Left-Leaning College State||“boom-chic-a-boom-chic-a”|
|9.||The Communist Paradise of Greater Leninista||Corrupt Dictatorship||“Look at the chicken on our flag. LOOK AT IT!”|
- 6 days ago: The Egalitarian Proleteriat of Vashtanaraada of the region The International Communist Union proposed constructing embassies.
- 8 days ago: Embassy established between NSLeft and Anticapitalist Alliance.
- 8 days ago: Embassy established between Revolutionary Communist Assembly and Anticapitalist Alliance.
- 9 days ago: The Federal Republic of Holanda of the region Dutch Commonwealth proposed constructing embassies.
- 10 days ago: The People's Humorous Union of Marx-Lennon of the region The Cannabis Communists proposed constructing embassies.
- 11 days ago: The Serene Socialist Republic of Xikuang agreed to construct embassies with NSLeft.
- 11 days ago: The Serene Socialist Republic of Xikuang agreed to construct embassies with Revolutionary Communist Assembly.
- 11 days ago: The Serene Socialist Republic of Xikuang proposed constructing embassies with The Proletariat Coalition.
- 12 days ago: The Red Revolutionary State of Strong Communists of the region Revolutionary Communist Assembly proposed constructing embassies.
- 13 days ago: Embassy cancelled between The International Communist Union and Anticapitalist Alliance.
Anticapitalist Alliance Regional Message Board
I hope you win your freedom, C!
'Constitutional monarchy in personal union with the Queen', huh? Is that what they're calling it these days? Heh.
Not unexpected, but disappointing result, I must admit. It will be interesting to see what happens next. Moon on a Stick may be on the table, but I suspect 'not bloody much' is what will be delivered. May I be proven wrong.
The 'no' option on the ballot was in answer to the stated question on independence. That was the only legal meaning it had. Westminster has no mandate to deliver devo-max, if it indeed has any intention to honour that conflation, nor is it required to. The only thing that got them on the run was the possibility of a Yes vote. Virtually all negotiating power flew out the window with a 400k lead No vote.
I don't think I can ever stand to hear Flower of Scotland again.
The simple fact that so many people did turn out for yes, despite no's alternate scaremongering and sweet talk, gives serious crunch to the notion that Scots in general are not all too pleased with Westminster. I expect a fair few no voters to be smacking themselves when the promised pie fails to appear.
The NO victory was convincing in the end but with 45% voting for independence I think there's enough momentum there that if noting is delivered we'll be going through this again before too long. I agree that if devo max had been on the ballot paper it would have won, probably very convincingly.
I agree with you there, C, despite Cameron's blustering about how 'this is forever' and all that.
Why was full fiscal autonomy not on the ballot? It should be and an English Parliament with an English Cabinet.
Well, full fiscal autonomy would have come with full independence. And the parliament-- Scotland already has our own; independence would just have given us one step further remove and given England one step further in its own autonomy (except for that Ireland and Wales thing).
(Apologies, C: it's just that I've recently realised that I have spent most of my adult life in Scotland, so even if I'm not a proper citizen, I think I might have good enough reasons to think of it as home)
No need top apologise X, this was about the people that live in Scotland wherever they hail from. If I thought any of the traditional ethnicity or blood rights aspects of nationalism where attached to it I'd have had nothing to do with it.
And just to elaborate a little on Kerla's questio, the reason the question was a straight in or out one was because Cameron vetoed the option to have more devolved powers passed to the Scottish parliament (termed "devo max" here) in an act of brinkmanship when he thought the result was a foregone conclusion. If that had been on the ballot paper it would, as I said previously, almost certainly have won. The offers they made just before the vote were a panic reaction toa poll that put YES in the lead by 2% when everyone realized it was going to be a lot closer than some people had thought.
It's worth remembering though that 18 months ago support for independence was sitting at 32% and dipped as low as 26% before the campaign got into full swing. To get to 45% on such a monumental issue shows that even though the vote was lost there's been a huge swing in favour of independence. Also remember that the strongest NO vote came from the over 65s and you've got a potential trend that suggests that unless Westminster delivers what it promised, and possibly even if it does, it's only really a matter of time.
You know X, Belgium want from a unitary state to a federal one and it has worked out well, for the most part. I don't understand why Westminister and the main parties try for a federation.