WA Delegate: The Democratic Republic of Northern Inertia (elected )
Regional Power: Very High
Today's World Census Report
The Largest Public Transport Department in Social Liberal Union
World Census experts captured, tagged, and released buses in order to identify which nations have the largest public transportation systems.
As a region, Social Liberal Union is ranked 27th in the world for Largest Public Transport Department.
|1.||The Egalitarian Archipelago of Kanoria||Left-wing Utopia||“give of their own, to learn from the other.”|
|2.||The Federation of Terran Nations||Liberal Democratic Socialists||“Intellect Is Our Greatest Resource”|
|3.||The Magnificent Kingdom of Avaerilon||Left-wing Utopia||“Ylf ī'n Qidīol īr Fyr Aspar (I am True to My Spirit)”|
|4.||The Confederate Union of Conwy-shire||Democratic Socialists||“Idealism Without Illusion”|
|5.||The Unified Kingdom of AsminoLand||New York Times Democracy||“Many But One ”|
|6.||The Secular Republic of Haroutito||Left-wing Utopia||“LEGES CREARI RATIONE, NON DUES”|
|7.||The Unerring Nation of Normandywe||Left-wing Utopia||“Nothing beside remains.”|
|8.||The Rickenbacker Jangliness of The Byrds||Left-wing Utopia||“I, I don't have the vaguest notion”|
|9.||The Zombie Infested State of Mare Nectaris||Civil Rights Lovefest||“Awarded The Order of the Dove and Rose”|
|10.||The Social Democratic Republic of Goldsaver||Civil Rights Lovefest||“Warriors of Freedom”|
- : The Social Democracy of Cyrencia arrived from Social Democrats Union.
- : The Mission of DSA Ambassador to SLU arrived from Lazarus.
- : The Least Serene Republic of Encanewa departed this region for South Pacific.
- : The golden mean ceased to exist.
- : West zachia ceased to exist.
- : Jigga ceased to exist.
- : The slu government ceased to exist.
- : The Kingdom of Mooiveldland departed this region for Nederland.
- : Shamannika ceased to exist.
- : New york city islands ceased to exist.
Social Liberal Union Regional Message Board
Nice... top 4!
Honestly, couldn't we even revive the SLU Government?
I don't know who the last admin was... They'd know the password
Don't worry guys, NI has the password to it. I think I let it CTE a few times when I was Delegate too. xD
Wow 12,000+ against the current repeal proposal, don't think I've seen that many for a while!
According to the World Economic Forum, the previously unthinkable has just happened: annual average tuition fees of a European country (the UK - England, specifically) surpassed those of the US. Congratulations UK with the world's highest tuition fees...at $ 2,300/student/yr, the Netherlands is in the global top 10 for the first time...sad times.
Where are you getting those statistics? I went to a Uni in the U.S. for a year and $2,300 USD wouldn't pay my tuition there for even a half year.
I've never heard of any place where it's that low in this country unless you include community colleges...
Today's report from the World Economic Forum (http://bit.ly/21iNtaB).
1. England: $ 9,019
2. USA: $ 8,202
3. Japan: $ 5,152
9. Netherlands: $ 2,300
10. Italy: $ 1,602
You may think $ 2,300/year isn't a lot of money, but consider that:
- In quite a few European countries. college is "free" (paid for entirely through taxation), with Germany having introduced this not too long ago
- Because of the very rigid Dutch experience-based bargaining system, starting salaries here for those with a Master's degree are about 12% lower than the median US Bachelor's graduate's starting salary (I've accounted for differences in cost of living and student debt)
- A Bachelor's degree is considered near worthless in the job market here as 95%+ of college grads have a Master's degree
- Tuition has been increasing 4%+ for years without much of an improvement to show for it in return except for budget cuts, which really don't improve anything except the deficit/GDP rate
- Study grants were abolished and changed into a system of low-interest loans this year, including some of those supporting low-income families
With 13 out of 14 colleges in this country of 16.9 million people generally considered to be in the top 250 colleges out of a global total of 12,000 to 16,000 (depending on what research you believe), I should perhaps stop feeling bad, though I still feel the recent changes haven't been all that great. It's nothing compared to what UK students are going through, though.