WA Delegate: The Constitutional Monarchy of Haltari (elected 46 days ago)
Founder: The Republic of Opalaland
Regional Power: Very High
Today's World Census Report
The Most Income Equality in Democratic Socialist Assembly
Citizens in highly-ranked nations earn very similar incomes, with only relatively small gaps in wealth between the rich and poor.
As a region, Democratic Socialist Assembly is ranked 3,507th in the world for Most Income Equality.
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|2.||The United Socialist States of Aco||Corrupt Dictatorship||“We are One Entity!”|
|3.||The United Socialist States of Phlegmatica||Democratic Socialists||“It's the car that kills the punk”|
|4.||The Free Land of Vonnetia||Liberal Democratic Socialists||“As One We Survive”|
|5.||The Socialist Republic of Equitanis||Liberal Democratic Socialists||“Workers of the world, unite!”|
|6.||The United Socialist States of Nummenmaa||Left-wing Utopia||“Veritas, unitas, libertas.”|
|7.||The Federated Socialist Republic of Anagarm||Democratic Socialists||“Unity, Equality, Opportunity”|
|8.||The Kingdom of Lagrandia||Iron Fist Socialists||“Goodwill to all, whatever the cost”|
|9.||The Socialists of The Hippie Commune||Left-wing Utopia||“Share and share alike”|
|10.||The Democratic States of The Latin American Federation||Democratic Socialists||“...From The Ashes”|
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Democratic Socialist Assembly Regional Message Board
@Terlibe How many people have been affected?
Unfortunately, an elementary school was hit directly and destroyed. Crews are searching the wreckage still, but 7 children have been confirmed dead. There was an estimate of 75 kids in the school at the time. I am unsure how many, if any, have gotten out, or how many are still trapped. In total, 51 have died throughout Oklahoma. It's a very sad day. :(
Hello comrades! I just moved from the Communist region
(OOC:) @Aeoliland, I have worked for NPOs, a young NGO (Social Tap who works on relief and recovery in Haiti) and for a political Campaign. There are huge differences between the 3. The NPOs all tend to work a few issues at the most and can be run almost the same way as a for profit company (except that the mergers that the NPOs are looking for are in amount of good and not profits) if the budget and operation is large enough.
NGOs have an international look at many of the same matters as NPOs except with an international vision and tend to bend over backwards to not have an interaction the political affairs in the nations where they work. If you read non-for-profit law as it pertains to NGOs in the US, you will find that meddling in the politics of the nations where you are working is grounds for loss of status as a non-for-profit.
Political Campaigns are an animal all their own. They are not really non-for-profit or for-profit; they fall somewhere in the middle ground. When you donate money to a candidate, the campaign has to spend the money on the campaign. The candidate cannot use it for personal use (in some parts of the US, not even for housing, non-campaign related food, non-campaign related travel, or personal items) in anyway. The campaign I worked on lost in the primary and there was quite a bit of money left over after the campaign was completed. My candidate had to return the unused money that was donated to our campaign back to the donors. If I remember correctly, we had to proportion all the leftover monies and returned to all the donors a certain cent on the dollar ratio (the number of cents per donor escapes me now, it 12 years ago. I do remember that it was not a lack of spending that led us to the lose, it was that we ran against the political machine [a big no no in NY politics even now], and came in as a strong second losing by only 3 percentage points. The only time you do not have to return the money is if the candidate sets up a Political Action Committee and all donated for the campaign were funneled through the PAC and not directly to the candidate. In same states things are different, but this is how things work in NY.
My thoughts go out to those affected by the tragedy in Oklahoma. Its very sad to hear, and I hope that recovery is fast.
I'm proud to be the first to vote on the new proposal. =)
Well then it looks like Im second to vote.
Dear members of the Democratic Socialist Assembly,
It is a true honour to congratulate today my successor, The Ainish Free Land of Eggy216, as well as The Federal Republic of Westerheim for a well-fought campaign. Eggy216 already is the SLU's most experienced Delegate and I am confident that he will work with Westerheim and all other nations who are interested in volunteering some of their time for the greater good that is serving this region. Thanks to all of you in the DSA for the good times and cooperation to advance the leftist community of NationStates. I have truly enjoyed it since I joined NationStates back in October 2011.
Today, for me personally, also marks one of the last days that I'll be active here on NationStates. I won't be available for any positions in government or the judiciary in the foreseeable future. In the past term, I've had to give up my career in snowboarding and had to change internships - due to a policy change, my internship offer at the International Criminal Court was declined. However, a lot of good things are the result. I now have the privilege of interning at the UN's primary judicial organ. I now know for sure that a career with the United Nations as a judicial diplomat is something that excites me, something that makes me happy. I am well aware that this is a once-in-lifetime chance and a great privilege. As such, besides university coursework, it is what I'm focusing on.
Good luck to all of you and may your region thrive. I won't be completely gone, but I won't have enough spare time to do any government-related work. Also, I see some of you are discussing working at NGOs. While the UN isn't an NGO, if anyone has a question about interning or working at the UN itself or any organization in the UN System, please feel free to telegram Grolsch and I'll try to answer your questions to the best of my ability.