WA Delegate: The Unitary Technocracy of Etoile Arcture (elected )
Embassies: Greater Dienstad, Gholgoth, Haven, Astyria, Maredoratica, Greysteel, Vaguely Atlantic, The Empire of Common Territories, Audax, Nocturnalya, Sondria, Escar, Nova Minor, Continent of Xenonia, Tyran, Paradoxia, and 7 others.U R N, Greater Ixnay, Atlas, Taranos, Ordis, Panessos, and Mphela.
Regional Power: Moderate
Today's World Census Report
The Lowest Overall Tax Burden in Nova
World Census financial experts assessed nations across a range of direct and indirect measures in order to determine which placed the lowest tax burden on their citizens.
As a region, Nova is ranked 1,197th in the world for Lowest Overall Tax Burden.
|1.||The United Republics of Sulaymaan||New York Times Democracy||“Parva sub ingenti”|
|2.||The Unitary Technocracy of Etoile Arcture||Anarchy||“Excellere Contende”|
|3.||The Imperial Federation of The State of Monavia||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“Monavia est Novus Ordo Mundi”|
|4.||The Empire of Korrodos||Father Knows Best State||“Vigilance, Honor, Courage”|
|5.||The Constitutional State of SaintB||New York Times Democracy||“Honor and integrity.”|
|6.||The People's Nation of Alfegos||Father Knows Best State||“Etra'vai Victr'is!”|
|7.||The Revolutionary Commonwealth of Wagdog||Civil Rights Lovefest||“Progress Under the Law, Without Fear or Favor!”|
|8.||The Fortress State of Animarnia||Capitalist Paradise||“Victory. Vigilance. Sacrifice.”|
- : Salzland ceased to exist.
- : The Federal Republic of United States of Indonesia of the region Greysteel cancelled the closure of its embassy in Nova.
- : The Emirate of GeraldFord of the region Greysteel ordered the closure of its embassy in Nova.
- : The Empire of Zathalon of the region Panessos cancelled the closure of its embassy in Nova.
- : The Cimmerian Death Bringers of Mubyc of the region Panessos ordered the closure of its embassy in Nova.
- : Embassy established between Mphela and Nova.
- : The Republic of Fifty Sheds Damper of the region Vomindok withdrew an invitation to construct embassies.
- : The Free Land of Vomindok Founder of the region Vomindok proposed constructing embassies.
- : The Unitary Technocracy of Etoile Arcture agreed to construct embassies with Mphela.
- : The Empire of Mphela of the region Mphela proposed constructing embassies.
Nova Regional Message Board
There is no direct direct war between Mokastana and the UWO yet, save for a battle in which an Ordernite soldier was killed by Mokan forces, but it's an authentic, bona fide proxy war if there ever was one.
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4Chan had a field day.
It has taken me quite a while to form an opinion on the kinds of people who leak classified documents detail unlawful or unconstitutional military and intelligence operations. While it obviously goes without saying that people who leak state secrets for mere spite, fame, money, or personal gain tend to be treasonous scumbags, I have begun to notice a different pattern among the likes of Snowden and Manning (and now this Australian guy). My opinion regarding "activist" information thieves is somewhat more charitable, however.
I do not know much about this present case (in Australia), but I can say that in Snowden's particular case his actions constituted legitimate (albeit highly illegal) whistleblowing. Unlike most people who view the Manning-Snowden type a having "done the right thing," I don't consider them heroes. I refuse to sanctimoniously deny that these whistleblowers are legitimate criminals, but I will assert that in addition to being lawbreakers they are also legitimate narks whose crimes often consist of reporting genuine instances of lawbreaking that take place at very high places in the food chain.
In my mind, the people who disclose illegal programs and activities deserve no medals or commendations, but they do not deserve the gallows either. Instead, they should be forced to testify against the "kingpins" who create and manage the exposed illegal operations in exchange for immunity from prosecution. Prosecutors oftentimes extend this same sort of deal to drug dealers who turn in cartel leaders, so it is only logical that the U. S. Department of Justice offer the same type of deal to any additional narks who expose high-level violations of the U. S. Constitution, statutes, or international treaties and conventions.
On a tangentially-related subject, I certainly appreciate many of the measures that the Bush Administration took to protect and defend my country, but the fact of the matter is that they also allowed the intelligence community to grow out of control (both fiscally and operationally) and throw its targeting discipline out the window by choosing to spy on inappropriate targets (i.e. the American people as a whole via PRISM and similar programs). Furthermore, I find it highly hypocritical that the Obama Administration spent of a lot of its time proclaiming how horrible the previous Administration was for making these sorts of mistakes while simultaneously refusing to do anything about them. I'm also a bit peeved that news anchors and NSG posters alike always seem to assume that there are only two legitimate positions in these discussions ("whistleblowers are heroes" and "whistleblowers are villains") and that the truth cannot possibly lie anywhere in between.
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