WA Delegate (non-executive): The Empire of Flixerine (elected 167 days ago)
Regional Power: Moderate
Today's World Census Report
The Most Rebellious Youth in Markarth
World Census observers counted the number of times their car stereo was stolen from outside fast food stores to determine which nations have relatively high levels of youth-related crime.
As a region, Markarth is ranked 2,792nd in the world for Most Rebellious Youth.
|1.||The United Provinces of Nouveau terre||Civil Rights Lovefest||“Through Peace Comes Progress”|
|2.||The Jewmanic Legions of Tertia||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“Selamat pagi”|
|3.||The Empire of Flixerine||Anarchy||“In cookies we trust!”|
|4.||The Secular Humanitarian State of Multi-Culturalists||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“Have no friend not equal to yourself”|
|5.||The Awesome Republic of Irate Canada||Liberal Democratic Socialists||“We'll play nice.”|
|6.||The Kingdom of The Mushrooms||Civil Rights Lovefest||“The Princess is not in this castle”|
|7.||The Archemperor of The Understone Keep||Father Knows Best State||“Out of the ashes, we rise.”|
|8.||The Sivanian Representative of Sivanian Markarth||Democratic Socialists||“תחי הימפיריה”|
|9.||The Queendom of Lady Ray Caedus Turn||Mother Knows Best State||“Volo anaticulam cumminosam meam!”|
|10.||The Dominion of Qassiarsuk||Father Knows Best State||“Whiskey Tango Foxtrot”|
- 13 hours ago: Embassy established between Greater Regional Alliance and Markarth.
- 3 days 19 hours ago: The Archemperor of The Understone Keep agreed to construct embassies with Greater Regional Alliance.
- 3 days 21 hours ago: The Theocracy of The Almighty Black Jesus of the region Greater Regional Alliance proposed constructing embassies.
- 3 days 22 hours ago: The Archemperor of The Understone Keep added a dispatch.
- 4 days ago: The Republican Monarchy of Nansurium departed this region for Osiris.
- 4 days ago: The Archemperor of The Understone Keep suppressed some posts on the regional message board.
- 7 days ago: The Archemperor of The Understone Keep suppressed some posts on the regional message board.
- 11 days ago: The Archemperor of The Understone Keep tagged the region "Social".
- 11 days ago: The Archemperor of The Understone Keep tagged the region "Regional Government".
- 11 days ago: The Archemperor of The Understone Keep tagged the region "Map".
Markarth Regional Message Board
I wish the GSA had that much.
If they did the region would collapse. I saw exactly what happened. Our numbers shot up from slightly over 100 to 250. Then they shot down lower than our original numbers. The fall of le barras (bob) propelled the speed of the collapse. Markarth couldn't handle the numbers. Which eventually ended in gael's inactivity plague and the great migration.
Markarth, at least old Markarth, was actually designed to become better as the population increased. The government structure was created with the assumption of positive regional growth; the incoming waves of immigrants provided by recruitment would in turn fill the many vacant spots of the governing body. As more people joined, we could open up more branches of the government, and therefore have a greater diversity of ministries through which we could divide the workload.
The problem was not that we did lacked a surplus of nations, but that we lacked a surplus of contributing individuals. A lot of the nations who joined Markarth ended up CTEing a month later due to inactivity. Basically, only a handful actually posted on the RMB, and even fewer joined our forums. This was a problem, as the ambitious government structure of Markarth relied heavily on a continuous influx of active residents, especially the legislative assembly. Without the heads to fill such a massive body of government, a lot of pressure was put on the Trinity to provide the necessary administrative finesse that was necessary to keep the region afloat. More than on one occasion, this ended in an Emergency Government being called, which obviously limited the scope of our governmental focus.
In the end, our problems did not stem from the departure of Le Barras, nor the inactivity of Gael, nor the shortcomings of any other government member. Our problems lay at the failure of the government to accommodate for that primarily fatal Nationstates truth: this is a game and nothing more. People will come and go, more often the latter than the former. Nations are not always new, inspired people who want to contribute by joining forums and posting on RMBs. Players lose interest, and go off to do things in the real world. Most importantly, this game doesn't matter in the grand scheme of life; I can be a total troll and live a perfect life outside. Our government, always based on the assumption that we were running an actual country, simply could not bridge the gap between real government and fictional gameplay. It is for this same reason that I caution people against trying to heavily apply RL thought to NS logic, because the same principles don't hold.
Eh, rather long winded answer to a more succinct statement. But I do hope that nobody here thinks that a large region is doomed to fail automatically. The failure of a NS region lies not so much in its size, but it's style of government rule. The minute a system begins to rely too much on an active populace, the region will begin demonstrating signs of decay.
Who is interested to become the representative for Markarth in GRA?
Markath losing so many nations...
We need to curb that.
get NS++ recruitement going...regional officers can even be picked now so anyone can take care of it. You just need an initial setup and then its automatic.
The GRA? The GSA doesn't do much so yeah, why not. TG me for the go ahead.
No offense intended to the GSA of course. A Markarth-Germanei Sivanian Alliance raid on something could make this place a little more exciting.
I agree. Also, you sent an ambassador to our military base, not our actual region.