WA Delegate: The Commonwealth of Lumeau (elected 131 days ago)
Founder: The Free Land of The IDU
Regional Power: High
Today's World Census Report
The Most Primitive in International Democratic Union
Nations were ranked by World Census officials based on the number of natural phenomena attributed solely to the unknowable will of the gods.
As a region, International Democratic Union is ranked 11,634th in the world for Most Primitive.
|1.||The Free Bears of Bears Armed||Anarchy||“Do we WHAT in the woods?”|
|2.||The Diplomatic Immunity of Bears Armed Mission||Civil Rights Lovefest||“Talk softly, but carry a singlestick”|
|3.||The Federation of Sierra Leoparde||Benevolent Dictatorship||“This is a land of Freedom”|
|4.||The Travelling Zoo of The Invisible Moon||Capitalist Paradise||“We arrre heeeeree”|
|5.||The Kingdom of La belle France||Corporate Police State||“L'Etat c'est moi”|
|6.||The Dominion of Grand Canada||Capitalist Paradise||“The rose, the thistle, the lily and the shamrock ”|
|7.||The Principality of Greater Worthing||Corporate Bordello||“Oh I do like to be beside the seaside”|
|8.||The Free Land of Any Schnauzers||Anarchy||“Liberty Justice Equality Security”|
|9.||The Sovereign Principality of Roumberre||Capitalist Paradise||“D'Ursini have, D'Ursini hold.”|
|10.||The National Township of Zwergschnauzer||Civil Rights Lovefest||“Liberty Equality Justice Security”|
- 5 days ago: The Constitutional Republic of Westerwelle arrived from Commonwealth of Free Nations.
- 7 days ago: Laeriland ceased to exist.
- 14 days ago: The Republic of Adams201 departed this region for Ohio.
- 18 days ago: The Armed Republic of Lochbairn arrived from Lazarus.
- 18 days ago: West meridian islands ceased to exist.
- 19 days ago: The Constitutional Republic of Westerwelle departed this region for Commonwealth of Free Nations.
- 19 days ago: The Armed Republic of Lochbairn ceased to exist.
- 20 days ago: The United States of JD States of the region NFL Football For Life proposed constructing embassies.
- 27 days ago: The INU Ambassador State of Sillyton departed this region for International Western Union.
- 27 days ago: The INU Ambassador State of Sillyton arrived from International Western Union.
International Democratic Union Regional Message Board
Today is the FINAL day to enter into the IU Interregional Gridiron Tournament before the conscription process. Any nation interested should contact me via. TG.
I wish to express gratitude for every nation who has already opted to join the tournament, and I am overjoyed at the spirit that all IU regions have displayed in creating this tournament.
Hello again, Malabra.
I can’t actually remember whether you were still active here during the most recent period when the regional map was being updated, although as that [unfortunately] was quite a while ago by now I suspect that you were, but anyhows as far as I’m concerned you’re welcome to presume that your nation is still in its previously-agreed location to the south-east of the Bears. I’ve done some more thinking about the ecosystems for this corner of the region, and suggest that — unless you object — the fauna of the highlands that separate our nations’ respective core areas from each other includes some species whose ancestors presumably somehow migrated through from some more RL-like Earth’s Himalayan areas: My current list includes, for example, one species (or perhaps one local subspecies of a species that also exists in RL) each of Musk Deer, Takin, and Snowcock.
And is Tiyu Nijk still your ambassador to urrs?
Didn’t we have this same discussion last year?
Yes, I and the Bears would be interested in that.
Sounds good to me, Bears! I would love to have my old place back, too, if possible.
(transferring WA membership back to The Protectorate of St Edmundan Antarctic to oppose the 'Repeal "Supress International Piracy"' proposal)
One question: is it pronounced "er-SEEN" or "er-SIGN"?
"er-SIGN", in both Ursine itself and English; "er-SEEN" in French; other languages may differ.
I've created a planning thread for the 2015 IDU Cheese Festival on the forum: http://s10.zetaboards.com/IDU/topic/7530386/1/
If anyone has thoughts but can't post on the forum they can TG me or post on the RMB.
Okay, now that the repeal of SIP has been voted down, I've transferred WA membership [OOC] back from St Edmundan Antarctic to this nation. I've re-endorsed Lumeau, and have also endorsed every other WA nation here that didn't alreasdy have at least 4 endorsements anyhows. Please can I have at least a couple (but no more than 5) endorsements in return?
Lessons in the Ursine language (1)
I expect that some of you have seen the fact that mainstream Ursine religion involves a class of mystics who are known as ‘Shabears’ and thought “Hah! Silly bears don’t realise that the English word ‘Shaman’ is actually “borrowed” from the Tungus [Siberian] language and really has nothing at all to do with the English word ‘Man' at all ”
Well, “Hah!”, yourself: ‘Shabear’ is actually a genuine word from the Ursine language, and its resemblance to the English term for a similar concept is purely coincidental.
‘Sha’ = ‘the Spirits’ [n.], ‘Bear’ = ‘wise’ [adj.], and therefore ‘Shabear’ = ‘Spirits-wise’, or more fully ‘One who is wise in the ways of the Spirits.’
The adjective ’Bear’ also gives rise to the noun ‘Bearry’, which — depending on context — can be used to mean ‘wise person’, ‘sapient being’, or simply — in a parallel to Humans’ referring to themselves as Homo sapiens — ‘person’. You may already have heard or seen this term employed in such Urso-English constructions as ‘everybearry’, ‘anybearry’, ‘somebearry’, and ‘nobearry’, whose meaning in Standard English should now be obvious to you.
There are also some purely Ursine constructions that incorporate ‘Bear’ and that you might already have heard or seen. For example_
1/.(‘Ted’ = ‘brave’ [adj.]) => (‘Teddy’ = ‘a being [of any kind] who shows bravery’ [n.]), and therefore ‘Teddy’bear’ = ‘brave person’.
2/. ‘Fabb’ = ‘make’ [vb.] => ‘Fab’bear’, which means ‘One who is wise in making things’, or ‘skilled cratsfman’… as in the name of the famous jewellers Fabb’bear-Jay, two splendid items by whom we publicly presented to the government of Abacathea in gratitude for their work in arranging for the Security council to commend urrs.
I encourage everyone to vote for the repeal of "On Genetically Modified Foods." Labelling requirements for GMOs do nothing to keep the public safer and reflect a fundamental misunderstanding of how the genetic modification of food crops and livestock actually works.
--The Executive-General of the Commonwealth