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List of Issue Ideas

This is a list of several issue ideas I've had and never gotten around to drafting,
or, if I have, they're drafts I'm not content with and really haven't gotten back to.
Note: I can NOT say for certain that none of these have been covered,
as several of the drafts I have made have had overlap, so take these with a grain of salt.

- An issue for technologically advanced nations with dumb citizens? :P
- Issue about a tampering and either stealing or near-successful stealing of uranium for malicious purposes, such as selling to a blacklisted country.
- Issue where another nation offers to give your nation contraceptives?
- Issue where a nation (Macronesia) has set up a substantial military base - near your nation. title idea: Scramble the Ferries; option ideas: Barricade and set up military bases by Macronesia; Take over the island; Buy it peacefully; Congratulate them.
- Issue based on the Guinness Book of World Records catering to foreign authoritarian dictators for money
- Issue about facial recognition software, perhaps about whether or not it should be restrained from being worked on too fast.
- Issue about one of your neighboring nations (maybe a nameless one) fishing so much it's endangering more species in your territory. An option idea: Kill your species faster so it endangers your neighbor faster xd
- Followup to building beach walls, involving the enormous amount of effort going into maintaining it. Idea possibilities: Take the town and push it somewhere else, build another wall around the first one that's even more impressive, start building a LAND wall, or leave it as-is to unify the people and possibly suppress uprisings lol
- Issue about conscription of the disabled.
- Issue about posting bail
- Issue about sharecropping or other form of business dependence
- Issue about the morality of having a retail industry for state-run economies (as opposed to direct delivery) [would be nice if it could somehow work for nations both with and without a substantial retail industry]
- Issue about saying religious deity names out of religious context (yes; no(somehow); ban it for the whole nation). See if I can make it for atheists as well.
- Issue about teeth being worn down (reduce soda stuff somehow, increase medical funding, reduce medical funding so discourage people drinking soda stuff, etc.)
- Issue about WMD testing
- Issue about low morale of soldiers at war
- Issue about data gathering/selling (like facebook)
- Issue for nations that are really bad environmentally (other nations complaining; could create a new climate treaty opportunity)
- Issue about a rising sect against the mainstream religion (much like protestantism vs. catholicism) or conflicting interpretations of the religion
- Issue about military response to people who've not left mandatory evacuation (followup to option 1 of Shooken Up?)
- Issues for nations with the Gold Standard
- Issue about plastic vs. paper/coin currency {maybe an option specifically for no cents?}
- Issue for nations with prudity about kids pulling down peoples' pants (Force'em to wear suspenders? xD)
- An issue about World Assembly laws contradicting your own? Would be tricky to write, if possible.
- Issue about information being released on social media that's contrary to state-run media
- Issue about a @@LEADER@@ look-alike impersonator? Or, more realistically (and successfully done) CGI making it look like you said something you never did.
- Issue about Arbitrators? Would need some technical know-how.
- Issue for nations with native representation? Not necessary, but still would be interesting, if even just as an option.
- Followup to weaponizing space {Maybe billion-buck space project got sucked down due to magnets} {Maybe issue about banning them worldwide} Unsure. But there're multiple issues that do this.
- Followup to #97.1: Launching garbage into space
- QuadrigaCX scandal, NSified (if you don't know what that is, look it up!)
- Issue followup to privatizing prisons
- Two issues about manual labor punishment:
1) Them not getting paid (1: It's a job! 2: It's punishment; we should fine them when they do a bad job; 3: They're outsourcing us! Make them stay in prison! [dual version for those without prisons])
2) Working in bad conditions (1: They're appauling and require skill. They shouldn't do this | 2: We'll make them more skilled through corporate punishment if they don't comply | 3: Lower standards everywhere~) [just some ideas, could be totally different]
- Issue about excessive public transport spending
- Issue about ballast water ("Whatever Floats Your Boat" is a possible title)
- Issue for NO polygamy and permanent marriage, about remarrying after spouse passes away.
- Issue about the lactose intolerant in cheese-worshipping nations? (maybe an option that kills them; maybe an option that says cheese is not meant to be eaten, but appreciated)
- Issue about having too much food
- Issue for nations with curfews about parents wanting kids out of the house
- Issue for nations spending way too much on foreign aid (even if it's strategically)
- Issue about medical marijuana in nations where it's banned
- Issue about corporate raids/hostile takeovers? Could be interesting but wouldn't be an easy one to tackle.
- Issue for nations with high military spending and lots of deaths to war where nations want you to chill the heck out, so to speak
- Issue about excessive business subsidies in capitalist nations propping up businesses instead of letting them prosper on their own merit
- Issue about family-requested(or otherwise) euthanasia for people in vegetative states
- Issue for nations with limited resources discussing whether those who're unable to do anything productive should still be kept on life support (variant option that could relegalize euthanasia, for that matter; submitted a draft some time ago but idk if it's gone anywhere)
- Issue about nudist camps in prudist nations
- Issue about cheap smart devices/technology being produced by other countries and creating significant and easy exploits for bad guys to use (or in your own country if you have low safety standards)
- Issue for theocratic nations whereby @@FAITH@@ extremists are terrorizing neighboring countries
- Issue for nations with no smoking but still have marijuana use?