WA Delegate: The Magnificent Kingdom of Avaerilon (elected 193 days ago)
Regional Power: Very High
Today's World Census Report
The Most Cultured in Social Liberal Union
After spending many tedious hours in coffee shops and concert halls, World Census experts have found the following nations to be the most cultured.
As a region, Social Liberal Union is ranked 898th in the world for Most Cultured.
|1.||The Magnificent Kingdom of Avaerilon||Left-wing Utopia||“Ylf i'n Qidiol ir Fyr Aspar (I am True to My Heart)”|
|2.||The Federation of Terran Nations||Scandinavian Liberal Paradise||“Intellect Is Our Greatest Resource”|
|3.||The Capital of Holtmimir||Liberal Democratic Socialists||“ᴀʟʟ ɍᴀᴛʜᴇʀs ᴄᴀʀᴇ ɍѳʀ ᴛʜᴇɪʀ sѳɴs”|
|4.||The Radical Environmentalists of Zmon||Left-wing Utopia||“Nature Brings Bliss”|
|5.||The Council Republic of North American Republics||Left-wing Utopia||“The People First!”|
|6.||The Free Orange Republic of Crakvonia||Liberal Democratic Socialists||“No Worries”|
|7.||The City-State of Phing Phong||Liberal Democratic Socialists||“Wisdom shall destroy ignorance”|
|8.||The Sovereign Republic of Falkyria||Liberal Democratic Socialists||“Freedom in Solidarity, Strength in Unity”|
|9.||The Revolutionary Confederation of North-Eastern Greenland||Left-wing Utopia||“La liberté, l'égalité, la Révolution”|
|10.||The Comfortably Full People of Yumyumsuppertime||Civil Rights Lovefest||“Come And Get It!”|
- 56 minutes ago: The Liberal Commonwealth of East Kingston departed this region for The Rejected Realms.
- 62 minutes ago: The Confederacy of HEY HALSEY departed this region for Ainur.
- 62 minutes ago: The Confederacy of HEY HALSEY arrived from Eurasian Socialist Union.
- 15 hours ago: The Republic of Shwalandia ceased to exist.
- 15 hours ago: The United Commune of Upper Boredonia ceased to exist.
- 1 day 5 hours ago: The Borderlands of Eiliezut arrived from The Rejected Realms.
- 2 days 15 hours ago: The Constitutional Monarchy of Carribean Federation ceased to exist.
- 3 days 3 hours ago: The United Federation of Newhalla ceased to exist.
- 3 days 15 hours ago: The Republic of Mittilagart ceased to exist.
- 4 days ago: The Republic of Free Newdepolderian States arrived from Osiris.
Social Liberal Union Regional Message Board
Or the Goverment can do itself?! :p
Whay p***es me off is that the Royal Mail belonged to all of us and they just went ahead and sold it off way too cheaply to a load of 'suitable investors' who just sold their shares as soon as their value went up.
Privatisation isn't that good. In France in 2005, Chirac's center-right gov privatised our motorways and sold it to investisors. Since, it became more and more expensive to drive on those and curiously our debt trebbled...
For those interested:
The effects of privatization are rather well put in section 9 (recommendations) of this PIQUE (EU) document, though it is easy enough to see political motivations in some of the recommendations themselves, and, if you read the introduction to the section, you can also see that the EU has decided that shareholder profit is for some reason intrinsically good regardless of whether there were any shareholders previously, or who the shareholders are.
I have some particular favorite quotes in that which debunk many of the pro-fat-cat-charity arguments.
Its all about balance.
Agreed, as in everything, I think the disagreement is largely about where the tipping point on each side is, and what we can add to the other side to keep things square on the scales.
Want to challenge Avaerilon's position as most-cultured? Well there's just a few hours left to sign up to be in with the chance to win the first SLU City of Culture competition!: http://socialliberal.proboards.com/thread/1970/sign-ups-open-city-culture
True. Some things, like prisons (which sadly are partly privatized) we can all agree on not privatizing. Others, however, are murky, such as mail and airlines.
Yeah well they privatized many in the US.... big mess.
Yes! I crave a challenger; surely one of you must be worthy?
Come on! Why are you choosing the winner before the campaign's even begun? :p