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Regional Power: High
Today's World Census Report
The Most Pacifist in Philosophy 115
Nations ranked highly pursue diplomatic solutions rather than military ones in the international arena, have small or nonexistent militaries, and peace-loving citizens.
As a region, Philosophy 115 is ranked 1,131st in the world for Most Pacifist.
|1.||The Enlightened Purgatory of NW Hell Rehab Center||Psychotic Dictatorship||“The good intention capital of the world”|
|2.||The Atheist Empire Ambassador of Superior Intelligence||Democratic Socialists||“Eternal Peace, Wealth and Progress by HIS Intelligence!”|
|3.||The Forests of Liberated Antarctica||Civil Rights Lovefest||“Water and leaf.”|
|4.||The Protectorate of Sunrise from the Sea||Liberal Democratic Socialists||“Ambassador from Nudist Dreamland.”|
|5.||The Merry Christmas of Pere Noel||New York Times Democracy||“Ho! Ho! Ho!”|
|6.||The Colony of Pointe-aux-Coques||Liberal Democratic Socialists||“Un jour ce sera notre tour.”|
|7.||The Most Serene Republic of Xampotism||Civil Rights Lovefest||“Happiness, prosperity, security, equality, justice”|
|8.||The Equinoxial Drifting Pinhead of Ragaskan||Scandinavian Liberal Paradise||“Those who do not move do not feel their chains”|
|9.||The Critical Pedagogy of Tuatha De Curriden||Democratic Socialists||“In a constant state of becoming...”|
|10.||The Commonwealth of Wesland||Left-Leaning College State||“For The Common Good of All”|
- 2 days 5 hours ago: The Most Rapturous Embrace of She who sighs ceased to exist.
- 3 days 6 hours ago: The your nation will be fed to the juicer if you upload another offensive custom field of Saleiri arrived from Lazarus.
- 4 days ago: The Free Land of Katzeltia ceased to exist.
- 5 days ago: The Allied States of AmandilTwo of the region Kittens Sanctuary cancelled the closure of its embassy in Philosophy 115.
- 5 days ago: The Republic of Vr2 of the region Kittens Sanctuary ordered the closure of its embassy in Philosophy 115.
- 7 days ago: The Dominion of Sorg departed this region for St Abbaddon.
- 9 days ago: The your nation will be fed to the juicer if you upload another offensive custom field of Saleiri ceased to exist.
- 11 days ago: The Whirling Vortex of Chaos departed this region for The Laboratory.
- 11 days ago: The Whirling Vortex of Chaos arrived from Reaganomic Paradise.
- 11 days ago: The United Socialist States of The new ussr All heil lenin of the region UCR cancelled the closure of its embassy in Philosophy 115.
Philosophy 115 Regional Message Board
Sal, I assume the Mods were disturbed by "Douche juice." You've ticked off enough Mods in your time I assume they're looking for an excuse now to ban you from the game, so PLEASE be very careful with your nation's preface and custom fields. You are welcome to bounce your ideas off of me if you like.
RIP, She who sighs. Come back to us soon!
Still nothing new in the WA or SC.
Wow, I am most authoritarian? That's hard to believe as I don't read many books, let alone write any.
While I am here, I thought I would quiz your intellectual minds about a thought which occurred to me earlier. I was talking to someone about what is hereditary, and began pondering whether the potential for large intellect is hereditary. My thought process went like this...
In my school, there were the smart kids and then there were the 'not so smart' kids. The not so smart COULD have been struggling with learning due to lack of potential, or it could have been due to their apparent complacency toward learning. Maybe it was the other way around, that their inability to learn resulted in complacency.
Of course, then there is homelife. Are their parents encouraging the learning cycle, or imparting the aforementioned complacency.
As a child, I WANTED to learn, but found certain subjects less appealing than others. I am undecided if they were unappealing because I was not good at them, or if I was not good at them because they were unappealing and I failed to apply myself.
And then it leads me to wonder if I was 'coded' to be good in certain subjects over others. This would imply some form of hereditary intellect. You often hear of musically minded parents with musically gifted children. Is this evidence of hereditary intellect, method of parenting skills or simply coincidence. I would tend to rule out coincidence.
As I do not consider myself 'particularly' intelligent, and I see this region as a tavern filled with brainy people.... I would like to know what YOU think.
p.s. I know what Authoritarian means. The opening sentence was just an attempt at humour.... British style.
NONNY 8 (Cultured, Fastest Growing Economies, Happiest, Influential, Longest Lifespans, Smartest, Tourism, Welfare)
NW Hell Rehab Center 7 (Best Weather, Compassionate, Healthiest, Low Crime, Nicest, Pacifist, Safest)
OmniTek Industries 5 (Agriculture, Arms Manufacturing, Autos, Pizza Delivery, Publishing)
Blattawa 4 (Gambling, Furniture Restoration, IT, Mining)
Liberated Antarctica 4 (Healthcare, Eco-Friendly, Public Sector, Public Transport)
Hoosier Daddies 2 (Avoided, Lowest Taxes)
The Profligate Son 2 (Extreme, Rich/poor divides)
Lorettastan 1 (Authoritarianism)
Sharon Needles 1 (Politically Free)
She who sighs 1 (Income Equality)
Sunrise from the Sea 1 (Low Corruption)
Superior Intelligence 1 (High Corruption)
The Woodland Plague 1 (High Police)
Unfocused Extremism 1 (Stupidest)
(28th and 30th) Sevateam 5 (Furniture Restoration, Healthiest, Income Equality, Lowest Taxes, Nicest)
(27th-29th & 31st) The Profligate Son 4 (Eco-Friendliest, Gambling, Pacifist, Public Transport)
(30th) -Myrtle Beach- 3 (Eco-Friendliest, Healthiest, Mining)
(28th and 29th) 2 Barry G (2 (Best Weather, Influential)
(28th-29th) HighPlainsDrifter 2 (Fastest Growing Economies, Longest Lifespans)
(27th and 30th) Katzeltia 2 (Furniture Restoration, Public Sector)
(27th and 31st) Mambo Number Five 2 (Authoritarianism, Public Sector)
(30th) Ragaskan 2 (Low Corruption, High Corruption)
(29th) RuPauls Drag Race 2 (Cultured, High Police)
(28th and 30th) Sharon Needles 2 (Fastest Growing Economies, Stupidest)
(29th) Barry G 2 (Best Weather, Influential)
(30th) Christminster0 1 (Extreme)
(28th) Godzillas Tokyo 1 (Influence)
(28th) Horry County 1 (Large IT)
(27th) HumanSanity Ambassador 1 (Nicest)
(30th) Lorettastan 1 (Low Crime)
(31st) Mambo Number Five 2 (Authoritarianism, Public Sector)
(31st) Pere Noel 1 (Low Corruption)
(27th) RM Nixon 1 (Longest Lifespans)
(28th) Sapient Homos Returned 1 (High Police)
(31st) Sorg 1 (Stupidest)
(28th) Strawberry Fields II 1 (Best Weather)
(27th) The Klingons and Romulans 1 (Safest)
(28hth The Organists 1 (Happiest)
(28th) The Wisdom Tree 1 (Gambling)
(31st) Western Civilization 1 (Extreme)
(29th) WP Ambassadors 1 (Happiest)
(31st) Witchiepoo (Low Crime)
NONNY 7 (Agriculture, Low Crime, Mining, High Police, Public Transport, Safest, Stupid)
NW Hell Rehab Center 7 (Avoided, Autos, Furniture Restoration, Gambling, Large IT, Pizza Delivery, Publishing)
OmniTek Industries 6 (Compassionate, Healthcare, Pacifist, Smartest, Tourism, Welfare)
Blattawa 5 (Best Weather, Healthiest, Longest Lifespans, Nicest, Pacifist)
Liberated Antarctica 3 (Arms Manufacturing, Fastest Growing Economies, Lowest Taxes)
Hoosier Daddies 2 (Eco-Friendliest, Public Sector)
The Profligate Son 2 (Authoritarianism, Income Equality)
Unfocused Extremism 2 (Cultured, Happiest)
Desert Philosophy 1 (Influence)
Ecclesia Koinonia 1 (Rich/poor divides)
Klingons & Romulans 1 (Politically Free)
Mambo Number Five 1 (Extreme)
Sunrise from the Sea 1 (High Corruption)
Superior Intelligence 1 (Low Corruption)
With today's rerun of Most Pacifist, there is no change at the top, The Profligate Son moves up a notch to second in the middle, and Blattawa takes another trophy from Omnitch Industries in her inexorable drive to dominate the ant-trophies! :)
You've touched a hot-button issue in American education, Lorettastan.
In the first grade, some children come in already knowing how to read, some just know their ABCs, and others don't even know how to use the toilet properly. What to do about this discrepancy? The response of my school system was to place us in sections, with top down to special education.
What is the cause of these discrepancies? Is it hard-wired into our brains, that genetics is destiny? Does it have more to do with parental involvement? Is it both? or neither? My own view of the matter is that parental involvement is crucial in kindergarten and primary grades (here, 1-5), not only in working with children to give them knowledge, but also promoting education by valuing learning. In later grades, the student s more responsible for his or her own learning. By college, the adolescents mostly just need financial support.
In my own case, my parents had minimal involvement in my education after first grade. I would ask my mother for the intimacy of reading a book to me at bedtime, but her pat response was "Go read it for yourself." They themselves seldom read books or magazines. My father read the state-wide newspaper, which I began reading at about age ten. They refused to go to parent-teacher conferences, as they viewed those as only for "problem children," which I was not. The less involved my parents were in my education, the better I did. So I would put myself in the middle group, knowing the alphabet and rudimentary numbers, but the more my native intelligence was freed from a dependence on my parents, the better I did.
To use a diving and swimming analogy, parents are responsible for making sure their child knows how to swim and to climb the first step on the ladder, but it is incumbent on the child himself or herself to finish climbing the ladder and dive off of the board, then swimming over to the pool's ladder to climb out of the water. So, when parents take no responsibility for teaching their child and promoting learning, that's going to hold back the child in early years and perhaps handicap them throughout their education.
I sure wish the RMB had an "edit" feature like the forum does. It would make posting so much easier if you could correct minor mistakes without having to copy the whole post aand editing that, and deleting your previous post. [violet], are you reading this? :)