WA Delegate: The Dutch Democratic Republic of Knootoss (elected 1 year 271 days ago)
Regional Power: Moderate
Today's World Census Report
The Most Politically Apathetic Citizens in Western Atlantic
These results were determined by seeing how many citizens of each nation answered a recent World Census survey on the local political situation by ticking the "Don't Give a Damn" box.
As a region, Western Atlantic is ranked 1,208th in the world for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens.
|1.||The Dutch Democratic Republic of Knootoss||Civil Rights Lovefest||“Libertate Unanimus”|
|2.||The Kingdom of Brasland||Iron Fist Consumerists||“Für Gott, König und Vaterland”|
|3.||The Federal Republic of Katzistanza||Compulsory Consumerist State||“::under construction::”|
|4.||The Caldan Union of The Resurgent Dream||Left-Leaning College State||“Ex Unitate Vires”|
|5.||The Holy and Most August Empire of Pantocratoria||Capitalist Paradise||“Pour Dieu et Son Empire”|
|6.||The Protectorate of Knootian Colombia||Compulsory Consumerist State||“Libertad y Orden”|
|7.||The Democratic Republic of Daytanistan||Corrupt Dictatorship||“O Glorious Daytan Motherland”|
|8.||The Principality of Ostmark and Nordmark||Psychotic Dictatorship||“Sic transit gloria mundi”|
|9.||The Republic of South Epheron||Father Knows Best State||“Nulli Expugnabilis Hosti”|
|10.||The States-Federation of Snefaldia||Father Knows Best State||“Reviving the Nation”|
- 10 days ago: The Caldan Union of The Resurgent Dream arrived from Lazarus.
- 11 days ago: Regional Founder The Caldan Union of The Resurgent Dream ceased to exist.
- 38 days ago: The People's Democratic Fiefdom of Uncle Noel arrived from Lazarus.
- 50 days ago: The Holy Empire of Excalbia ceased to exist.
- 52 days ago: The Dominion of Upper Virginia ceased to exist.
- 52 days ago: The Union of Ajuba ceased to exist.
- 52 days ago: The Republic of Zamimbia ceased to exist.
- 52 days ago: The Confederation of Soveriegn States ceased to exist.
- 52 days ago: The Autonomous Grand Duchy of Saxmere ceased to exist.
- 68 days ago: The Grand Duchy of Le Mont de la Lune ceased to exist.
Western Atlantic Regional Message Board
Maybe not a war, but saber-rattling or diplomatic interaction.
The Emperor could host an international sports competition like the Commonwealth Games.
(on holidays in France at the moment)
I am back!
I like the international sports competition idea.
The Emperor of Pantocratoria is not Head of the Western Atlantic the way Elizabeth II is Head of the Commonwealth.The Queen of the Resurgent Dream nominally (and meaninglessly) accepts that, as an Emperor, the Pantocratorian sovereign has formal precedence. However, the Excalbian and Aerionian sovereigns don't and the republics would reject the very idea as all states are equally sovereign. I can't begin to imagine how Knootian public opinion would react.
A better model might be the Asian Games, Pan-American Games, All-African Games, and Pacific Games. Although Pantocratoria might still host.
That's what I meant. The Emperor could host some games. They could be called "The Emperor's Somewhat Important The Olympics Are Still 2 Years Away Games" and everyone could be invited. There was no claim to notional leadership implied by my nodding along to Uncle Noel's suggestion.
Although, the Emperor IS God's Vicegerent on Earth after all :P
It is worth pointing out that the Commonwealth contains republics, but granted it is basically what remains of the British Empire and no one is suggesting that we were all once vassals of the Holy and August Empire.
My suggestion is this, and involves a spot of mild-retconning. Why not have a Pantocratorian equivalent of Baron de Coubertin who sets up the games and, rather than providing a detailed history of sporting prowess over the past century, simply say that the idea never really caught on, or did so fitfully like the Rugby League World Cup (which is played whenever the participant countries remember it exists) and that His Imperial Majesty is just the head of the sporting association. That way we're not making a political statement of our suzerainty to Pantocratoria
No offense to Panto intended, but why should the Queen of TRD consider the Emperor of Pantocratoria superior? They're both heads of state, sovereigns of independent realms. The fact that one is a kingdom and the other an empire is just a matter of name. TRD is even larger than Pantocratoria. I doubt that the Queen of the UK considers the Emperor of Japan of higher precedence.
With respect though that's a modern view. The reason why Queen Victoria was made Empress of India was because her daughter was married to the future German Emperor, and therefore she didn't want to be outranked even in a nominal sense.
Which I know isn't to answer your question about attitudes today but there's no reason why the current folk of WA feel any differently. I'm sure there are people employed by the Pantocratorian Foreign Ministry debating how to view Excalbia who are a fellow empire (+1) but also, alas, Protestant (-1)
My Imperial Crown is bigger than yours! :P