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Today's World Census Report
The Happiest Citizens in International Republican Union
A recent survey attempted to measure the average happiness of citizens in various nations. These results should be treated with caution, however, as results tend to fluctuate from day to day.
As a region, International Republican Union is ranked 12,429th in the world for Happiest Citizens.
|1.||The Republic of The Two Cincys||Democratic Socialists||“Pie Jesu Domine, dona nobis pacem.”|
|2.||The Most Serene Zionist State of Palm Rio Riviera||Left-Leaning College State||“Jewish and Coastal City Paradise ”|
|3.||The Confederacy of The Confederacy of Carolina||New York Times Democracy||“What this world needs is a few more rednecks”|
|4.||The Republic of Auzkrea||Capitalist Paradise||“500 miles from Europe”|
|5.||The Republic of Oltrandy||Anarchy||“Free We Will Remain”|
|6.||The Free Land of Alpinwood||Anarchy||“Deus spes nostra”|
|7.||The Shallowellic Subdistrict of Akali Flats||Anarchy||“We sure do like the cake”|
|8.||The Community of New Crump||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“Don't Tread On Me”|
|9.||The Federal Reich of Scheinfeld||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“An Imperial Republic above all”|
|10.||The Legislative Archives of International Republican Union||Capitalist Paradise||“The legislative archives of the IRU.”|
- 19 hours ago: The Democratic Republic of Lukozade of the region Democratic Republican Alliance proposed constructing embassies.
- 3 days 5 hours ago: The Republic of Hallo Diplomat departed this region for Hallo Island Bay.
- 3 days 8 hours ago: The Republic of Hallo Diplomat arrived from Balder.
- 3 days 8 hours ago: The Republic of The Word of Libertas arrived from Commonwealth of Free Nations.
- 3 days 11 hours ago: The Presidential State of Bushterria became regional WA Delegate.
- 3 days 12 hours ago: The Technocratic Republic of Dagnia of the region Galts Gulch cancelled the closure of its embassy in International Republican Union.
- 3 days 23 hours ago: The Presidential State of Bushterria lost WA Delegate status.
- 4 days ago: The Republic of Oltrandy arrived from Democratic Union of Free Nations.
- 4 days ago: The Allied States of Thirteen Shadows of the region Galts Gulch ordered the closure of its embassy in International Republican Union.
- 8 days ago: The Republic of Auzkrea arrived from Virgin european islands.
International Republican Union Regional Message Board
Okay. I was thinking that we should have a regional map and a regional anthem and also a regional motto. Who is okay with that?
It depends how you define left and right. I, for example, would put fascism on the extreme-left next to communism, while someone else would put it on the extreme-right. They have long used 'anti fascism' as a front for their activities, while very slowly expanding to attack both capitalist regions (Grenada was their anti-cap base of operations for a while, destroying over a dozen regions in a few weeks, before we took it down) and socialist regions that don't conform to their agenda. We have observed a clear pattern.
A) Socialism is based, fundamentally, on the expropriation of property. Whether it's "collective" expropriation or state expropriation, it is still in violation of individual property rights, which are inseparable from humanity and civilization itself.
B) This is tradition-based. We liberalised our immigration laws a long time ago, but the Founder insists on keeping the flag.
C) I'd do it again a million times over. International Socialists was a member of The Red Fleet, an imperialist organisation, and actively participated in its operations. It was also a virtual dictatorship that restricted political participation to certain types of communists.
I created REATO to fight tyranny, and it will always serve that purpose.
I define left and right by the political compass terminology. There is the libertarian left, and there is the authoritarian right. There is also the economic left and right, but NS doesn't quite have that feature built-in yet. But regarding Grenada, I'm fine with you guys attacking that place because it's threatening regions on the whole. But attacking random socialists without sufficient cause and evidence is never right. How do you know if those regions affected were not fascist? You don't know until you've got some evidence (like RMB messages or dispatches).
It sounds to me as though Grenada isn't even communist at all. Chances are that they are not raiding for political reasons but because they may be part of a group called Raider Unity. However, REATO raids are just currently politically motivated and just look stupid in front of others.
a) Actually, in socialism, what would be private property would be the property of the government and of the people as you rightfully said. But, individual property rights are not affected except if you were a landlord in a pre-socialist state. In socialism, the government IS the landlord and provides cheap housing to its citizens. I don't know if you got brainwashed by the 'American dream' or not, but you fail to understand that housing isn't a right, it's a privilege you pay for when you are working hard.
It may look like an inseparable right to you because you've always had a roof over your head (and so did I), but it is paid for by you or by someone else. An example is of the people who have to sleep on the streets at night. Do they have adequate housing to sleep in? At one time yes, but not anymore. The government doesn't provide housing at all unlike education. This is because education is a fundamental right but housing isn't. Otherwise, the whole system collapses. You see my point now?
b) You from England by any chance? If you are, you've just met an American who has been living there for 3 years already. So anyways, if your Founder says you have to keep the flag (even though it gives another reason why raids on 'commies' are politically motivated when it comes to Libertatem), I guess you have to.
c) Evidence again. Do you have any? If you do, I'd be happy to take a look at it and offer a compromise instantly but not entirely in your favor.
That's great that you did, but why do you assume that tyranny = totalitarianism = socialism / communism / Marxism ? That doesn't seem right and looks plain ignorant if you ask me.
A tyrant is one that takes office by brute force. Not all tyrants are bad as you think they are. Peisistratos is one example of a tyrant. Yet in 566 BC, he started the Panathenaia. This was very popular with the Athenians as it was held every year in Athens. He didn't oppress anyone unlike what your definition of a tyrant is I'm afraid.
North Korea is a totalitarian state, but China is a authoritarian state. They, by definition, are not communist states because they are not class-less states. But, they claim to be the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and the People's Republic of China.
As a friend and an ally, I recommend that you should be a little careful about terminology, because it seems to me like you didn't know what the difference between communism, socialism, tyranny, totalitarian and Marxism is before I had to give sources for you to look at.
Remember, I am your friend and your ally no matter what you think. We are in one great cause, but that cause is being viewed differently by everyone in it. I want to be on your side, but you have to agree to be on mine as well. Otherwise, nothing can be achieved. If REATO gets revealed to be part of political warfare against Libertatem's adversaries, there should be no doubt that many regions would leave including me as a representative of it.
I wrote this in the car, and have double-checked to make sure there's no grammatical errors (if there are please say), but anyway, this is my proposal. It insures a much more democratic form of government, and gives much more power to the people:
"We the Nations, States, and Lands of the International Republican Union, in order to establish a more democratic form of government, to insure the common defense, to promote justice, maintain peace, and to secure the blessings of liberty, We do establish this Constitution for the International Republican Union.
Section One. All legislative powers herein granted shall be vested in a Senate of the International Republican Union, made up of all citizens of this Union, who shall not hold some other political or judicial office.
No citizen shall be denied the right to hold Senatorial office, as long as they meet these requirements.
Section Two. The Chancellor of the Union shall be the President of the Senate, and shall have one vote. He shall keep and maintain the official Journal of Congress, which shall include each memberís vote and the amount of votes for and against each bill put to vote, bills that were proposed but not put to vote, each billís text, the dates of these happenings, and other general information necessary for the understanding of the proceedings of the Senate.
Section Three. In order to put a piece of legislation to vote, one member must propose a bill and another must second it. The Chancellor shall have the power to end voting sessions. Legislation shall be given at least the period of twenty-four hours to be voted upon, and amendments shall be given at least seventy-two hours to be voted upon; or if all members shall have voted before the appropriate period of time is given, the Chancellor may end the voting session.
Section Four. The Senate shall have the sole power to promote the common defense;
To establish and maintain a Military of the Union;
To make a uniform rule of naturalization;
To make embassies, and to approve of treaties;
To declare war and conclude peace;
To impeach the President and the Chief Justice;
To establish procedure for Presidential elections;
To establish a regional flag and regional anthem, and to schedule regional holidays and events;
And to do all other things which are necessary for the execution of the foregoing powers, and all other powers vested in this Constitution to the government of the Union.
Section Five. Regular legislation shall require a simple majority of all Senate members voting to pass.
All legislation, before being put into law, shall be presented before the President of the Union; if he or she shall agree, he shall sign it. If not, he shall veto it and send it back to the Senate with his objections. The Senate can override this veto with a two-thirds majority.
Section Six. Amendments to this Constitution shall require a three-fourths majority of all Senate members voting to pass.
Section One. The Executive power of this Union shall be vested in a President and Chancellor.
Section Two. A President shall go into office the first of every other month, and elected by the citizens of this Union. This shall be made to imply that the actual election (that is, when citizens cast votes) shall occur before the first of every other month.
The President shall be the World Assembly Delegate. And no person, who shall not have been elected to the Presidency, shall hold the Delegate status. If one does, he or she shall be stripped of his or her powers by the founder. No person shall gain more World Assembly endorsements than the President, during the continuation of his office.
The President shall be the head of state, shall accept ambassadors, other public minister and consuls, and visiting heads of state.
Section Three. The Chancellor shall be the founder of the region.
He or she shall be the Commander in Chief of the Military of the Union.
If ever, he shall resign, he shall appoint a successor, to be approved by the Senate.
He or she shall keep official archives of the government, which shall include but not be limited to, citizens of the Union, soldiers of the Military, and Supreme Court rulings.
Section Four. The President and Chancellor shall work together to maintain regional security.
The President and Chancellor shall work together to appoint a cabinet, consistent of a Minister of Defense, a Minister of State, and a Minister of Justice, which shall have to be approved by the Senate. The President and Chancellor shall be the supreme head of all of these departments, and the Ministry position terms shall expire at the end of every Presidential term, but shall all be eligible for reappointment, unless previously impeached and fired.
Section Five. The Minister of Defense shall execute laws pertaining to defense. He or she shall help with the management of the Military of the Union, and shall be the Second in Command behind the Chancellor. He shall advise the Chancellor and President when he believes there is some imminent threat, and keep information relating to the security of the region. He or she shall also assist the Chancellor in the keeping of archives.
The Minister of State shall help manage foreign policy. He shall serve as the ambassador in the making of treaties, he shall propose embassies to be constructed, and advise the Senate on matters relating to his office.
The Minister of Justice shall state his opinions on the constitutionality of laws. He or she shall
look for and point out unlawful behavior, and enforce federal law. He shall execute punishments set by the Supreme Court. He or she shall go to the Supreme Court whenever he shall find
unlawful or unconstitutional behavior.
Section One. The sole and supreme judicial power of this Union shall be vested in a Supreme Court, which shall consist of a sole Chief Justice. The President and Chancellor shall work together to appoint this person, who shall be approved by the Senate, and of whom shall serve on good behavior, or until resignation.
Section Two. The Supreme Court shall have jurisdiction in all suits of law, and cases arising under this Constitution.
Section Three. Their rulings shall be law, and shall be applied in future instances.
The several nations expressed a desire, to have their rights prescribed in constitutional supremacy, and so such shall be recorded, and thereby entitled,
The Charter of Liberties:
Section One. No nation shall be punished, but by due process of law, or in the case of rebellion or invasion.
Section Two. The government of the Union shall respect no establishment of religion, or prohibit the free exercise thereof.
Section Three. No publication of speech shall be suppressed by the government; nor shall any peaceful protest or assembly.
Section Four. The right of the several nations, to create laws within their respective borders, shall not be infringed.
Section Five. Citizen of this Union shall have the right to travel freely between regions, so long as they do not permanently reside in that region.
Section Six. Slavery, nor involuntary servitude, shall exist within the borders of the International Republican Union, unless as a punishment of a crime.
Section Seven. The right of the several citizens to vote for the President, and in the Senate if constitutionally eligible, shall not be infringed.
Section Eight. The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.
This Constitution, and the laws and treaties made in pursuance to the date of its ratification, shall be the supreme law of the land."
On the question of the making of war against regions for their political or economic beliefs; or the question of making war on regions, period, I have always supported the non-interventionist foreign policy, as I have said: meaning, only go to war for the sake of this region's security. Otherwise, we get involved in the entanglements of foreign regions' interregional relations, and thereby, ultimately decrease the security of our own region. This is why I am against our region's involvement in any sort of defensive pact (and thereby disapprove of the IDA Defense Treaty).
While I agree with our President that making war on a region for the sake of extermination their political beliefs is wrong, I don't think, honestly, that we should go to war at all unless our security is threatened. War, I believe, is always a last resort; and it'd be wise of us, in my opinion, to not take such a commitment, as war, lightly.
Speaking of such, are we currently involved in any conflicts?
Tell me what you guys think of my proposal.
*The REATO treaty, sorry... (I think?)
I will be publishing, from time to time, a series of essays on my observations and concluded opinions on the government of our region, entitled "The Democracy Papers." They can be found in my factbook, and I will post them on the RMB as well.
*the Liberty Papers