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Lower French Gregballs wrote:I am happy to announce that tomatoes still grow nicely in Lower French Gregballs. We grow them in hothouses in various shapes, sizes and flavours.

Also, we have 6 billion people.

You... You are a monster.

Do you like rap rock, punk rock, or alternative rock? Do you like a musician who often covers topics you may be passionate about? Try grandson: https://music.youtube.com/watch?v=VhGQLr6nvlM&list=RDTMAK5uy_kset8DisdE7LSD4TNjEVvrKRTmG7a56sY

Melenavenia wrote:Do you like rap rock, punk rock, or alternative rock? Do you like a musician who often covers topics you may be passionate about? Try grandson: https://music.youtube.com/watch?v=VhGQLr6nvlM&list=RDTMAK5uy_kset8DisdE7LSD4TNjEVvrKRTmG7a56sY

This isn't an advertisement whatsoever.

Lower French Gregballs wrote:I am happy to announce that tomatoes still grow nicely in Lower French Gregballs. We grow them in hothouses in various shapes, sizes and flavours.

Also, we have 6 billion people.

Thanks 4 the info
sending nukes ur way!

Wait nukes?!

Szalyland wrote:Wait nukes?!

potato nukes

oh look a small, fruity region

hi, i'm mason, i've been on nation-states on and off since like 2015 when I was like eight. I'm a gay teen interested in geopolitics and also a ton of other things. if you have any questions, my discord is surreal_cactus#6885

Aslandace

Hi I am new to this game.

Avatar Webby wrote:This isn't an advertisement whatsoever.

It's not like I'm grandson. I just like the music.

Belaia wrote:oh look a small, fruity region

hi, i'm mason, i've been on nation-states on and off since like 2015 when I was like eight. I'm a gay teen interested in geopolitics and also a ton of other things. if you have any questions, my discord is surreal_cactus#6885

welcome! should give our discord server a look if you're interesed!

Melenavenia wrote:It's not like I'm grandson. I just like the music.

whats your favorite song by grandson and why is it riptide

Lethodus wrote:whats your favorite song by grandson and why is it riptide

It's not Riptide it is thoughts & prayers or WWIII lol

AAAAAAAAA I GOT THE FEUDALISM CANCELLING ISSUE AND MY STATS WENT BACK TO NORMAL

The Issue
Auditors from the World Assembly have decided to pay a visit to assess how much Imperve should pay to fulfill its annual donation to the organization. The problem? The law regulating the donations operates as if it isn’t voluntary, and the number they’re quoting is causing your accountants to faint.

The Debate
“I know the language of the resolution says ‘donation’, but it’s a mandatory donation. Here, look at the third definition from the top,” asserts your Chief Legal Advisor, shoving a dusty, leatherbound book under your nose. “And there’s all the legislative history from the debates… what isn’t censored out, at least. We have a legal and moral obligation to obey international law. Besides, the last thing we want is to be noncompliant with the World Assembly. The repercussions would be unthinkable.”

Accept

“How could a ‘donation’ possibly be mandatory?” snorts your Minister of Finance. “Pseudo-legal claptrap, if you ask me. Now, we can’t break the law, obviously, but look at how many zeros there are in that number. A lot, that’s how many. The law clearly needs a little tweak. Let’s have our World Assembly ambassador write up a quick repeal and replacement. The international community couldn’t possibly be opposed to some common-sense reform, right?”

Accept

“I think I have a solution for you, Leader,” whispers Stella Cole, President and CEO of the Agency for Creative Solutions. “These ‘rules’ about donations are really more like guidelines anyway. Look, if you change a few numbers in the books, they won’t have anything to take. Here, we can just erase this zero… carry the seven… and now you’re in the red! As long as no one looks too closely at the books, you probably won’t suffer terrifying reprisals. In fact, we’ll even do this one for free, if you make us your exclusive government accounting service.” She smiles, showing far too many teeth.

Accept

“Who gives an empty sack about ‘international’ law?” exclaims radical radio pundit Belinda Kasher, who just shouldered her way into your office. “For too long the World Assembly and its bureaucratic gnomes have leeched off our glorious nation’s hard work! They regulate our businesses into the ground with their child labor and environmental protection laws, involve themselves in our affairs with their feel-good anti-slavery legislation, and then they want us to empty the treasury into their bottomless bar tabs! Resign now and get rid of ‘em all, I say!” She eyes up a nearby security guard’s weapon. “By any means necessary.”

Accept

A little help here?

Moulk2 wrote:potato nukes

Potato nukes?!?

Szalyland wrote:Potato nukes?!?

ah wait sorry
Redirecting potato nukes
unarming
we just got a space army
sending
potato space fighters/bombers

Imperve wrote:A little help here?

What is the issue number?

hmmm I just did an issue on how to fund libraries and I now have a policy on how people dress?

Remnants of the Pacific wrote:hmmm I just did an issue on how to fund libraries and I now have a policy on how people dress?

Prudism shows up randomly from time to time. It's strange.

Melenavenia wrote:What is the issue number?

the entire issue is there
can you not see it?

Imperve wrote:the entire issue is there
can you not see it?

They might want to look up the effects in the database (http://www.mwq.dds.nl/ns/results/)

To those who have joined in the last few days: Bethe alle, Belaia, Nosmia, Town bithe, Kidney stone, Savesaven, Gamernations, Why gods, United jandia bralialavi, Neodymiumy, Hukthala, Dod westland, Astarme, and Cader, welcome to Refugia!

Congrats on joining one of the most awesome regions on NationStates :D

On the off chance that you're feeling kinda lost on what's here, check out our master dispatch, it has a short overview of just about everything going on in the region. Feel free to ask any questions about how things work.



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Welcome to The Admin Tower, the centre of regional government in Refugia, and directory to all of its associated offices, archives, and research material.

Refugia is a left-leaning, largely eco-socialist, region focused on environmental issues and community building and which features a disproportionate LGBT population. The region aims to provide a safe and happy place for our residents and member states where they can feel free to discuss any interest they have, on or off of NationStates, in a stress-free environment. Refugia has a small but efficient government with a democratically elected council, operating with relative independence over their domains. The regional law is made up of members' contributions, and voted on directly by all member states in the region at the time.

The region has been through such adventures as to have survived Z-Day twice in a row without a single casualty, and similarly contributed to the protection of Ba Sing Se by flawlessly defending that faction from all radiation damage during N-Day. Refugia has been the source of a number of World Assembly resolutions and boasts one of the highest average deck values. All of which can be attributed to the awesome people that live here.



Refugia's government is composed of six different Regional Councillors, as defined by law in the Refugia Revised Statutes. Each councillor is elected directly by member states in four month terms, and subject to recall votes by the same. Each Councillor is, further, limited to be re-elected but once in a row. For every position, a Councillor is largely at liberty to decide the fate and direction of their office and how it wishes to conduct its business, unless specific power checks have been imposed on their functions by law. Certain substantial decisions about the regional direction require votes that original from Council members. All Councillors have equal political weight in these matters.

Presently, the Regional Council is composed of the following members:

  • The Arch-Administrator, which is defined as Refuge Isle, the region's founder. Although there is no head of government, due to the council structure, the Arch-Administrator is often a figurehead for the region as head of state. The Arch-Admin's responsibilities are primarily to appoint and dismiss other fairly elected councillors into their offices, as well as maintaining regional records and historical notes.

  • The Councillor of Foreign Affairs, presently held by Chatula. The Foreign Affairs Councillor maintains relationships with Refugia's allies and is responsible for managing the diplomatic corps of the region, providing lines of communication and timely updates, as well as managing it's necessary staff. The Councillor provides regional advice for the opening and closure of embassies, which are carried out by regional referenda.

  • The Councillor of Culture, presently held by Lethodus. The Councillor is responsible for hosting regional events that develop regional engagement and cultural identity. By law, the Councillor must develop regular and updated Eco-Reports for the region, that describe Refugia's environmental goals and how members can help reach them.

  • The Operations Councillor, presently held by Chacapoya. Operations requires a general knowledge of the world of NationStates, as its role is to be on the look out for threats to the region from outside and from within. When global events spiral all of known creation into turmoil, it is the Councillor of Operations that will determine the region's plan of action to deal with it.

  • The Councillor of the Interior, presently held by Michelland. The Councillor is functionally an advocate for gameside players and RMB mod. They also have the authority to issue region-wide communication and publish relevant or creative polls to boost engagement or conversation.

  • The Councillor of World Assembly Affairs, presently held by Dacay. World Assembly Affairs is responsible for facilitating discussions on World Assembly resolutions-at-vote, developing dispatches with Information For Voters (IFV) on current resolutions at vote, and providing regional recommendations for votes to the World Assembly Delegate.


Visit a government office to learn more about their functions.




All of Refugia's regional law is currently contained within the Refugia Revised Statutes. Any legal member state is entitled to draft a proposal to amend the law, and all proposals are passed by a simple majority of member states within the region. In this regard, Refugia is one of the few regions of the world that practices a direct democracy style, instead of passing the right to legislate through a more exclusive body. The statutes were originally the charter which founded the region and previously called the Regional Organisation and Integration, which organised Refugi Member States to form a government from a previously disassociated collective.

There have, at this time, been approximately ten revisions to the Statutes, carried out by four different authors. There remains an entire world's worth of legislation has still to be created. All past referendums to modify the law are recorded for reference purposes here.


If you would like to get involved
in legislation, check out our
How Does: Regional Legislation page.




The Regional Map is available visually, in living colour, ever since the transition from cryptic telegram signals.

The Regional Map was first announced on September 24, 2019, though it was not put into an official dispatch until November 25th of that year. Any Member State within the region (a nation within Refugia that has enrolled in the World Assembly and been in the region for at least a week) can fill out the application in the dispatch and telegram it to Sylh Alanor. Once the completed application has been received, Sylh Alanor may reply with questions to better understand locations or specific details, and will then let the Member State know when they're in queue for the next map update. The application mostly consists of details about the nation that will be placed onto the map itself, and we highly recommend filling out all questions to the best of your ability.

The region of Refugia is a collection of variously-sized islands located on the divide between the Hipster Sea and the Sea of Art in the North Connection Ocean, granting the people that live there access not only to high quality coffee and bicycles, but also premium paints, pens, and musical instruments. The region famously sprung from the depths of the ocean on January 31, 2019 fully formed and ready to be populated, entirely unquestioning toward the things that may have existed in its place before, or how it got here. The secret annals hidden away on floor 16 of the Admin Tower suggest that Refugia is actually part of some strange multiverse, a liminal space between different dimensions and possibilities, but in all respects outside of metaphysics, life seems to progress entirely normally.

The countries that make up Refugia cross boundaries of many different species, culture groups, and religions, but everyone works together to ensure a brighter future. Simplebots depart the Admin Tower approximately once per month to take new surveys of Refugia, noting the types of people that live in our region and reporting back to the Office of Cultural Affairs, which prepares and updates the official map. Each Member State is given a gift basket upon springing from the earth, filled with essentials like chocolate, magic springs, and the dictionary of Travel Runes created within the Office of Foreign Affairs.

By drawing these Travel Runes, any member of Refugia can travel to and communicated with the outside world.



How Does is a series of dispatches and Wiki.CalRef articles provided by the community of Refugia.

This program aims to provide helpful tutorials about all things NationStates through our membership's collective experience and know-how. Anyone is welcome to use this repository of knowledge, and we hope it serves to allow the reader to accomplish any of their goals. Should any dispatch here go missing, a backup will be available through the link in the far right side of the navigation bar, which will redirect you to to our off-site wiki.

If you are coming here from the wiki and notice that this article is out of date with the wiki's version, please contact the author of the dispatch in question, the Arch-Administrator, or the Councillor of Culture.


How Does Challenges

The minigame allows you to select another nation on the site, and challenge them according to the only variables that the game is able to comprehend: Stats. This page can be reached by travelling to the page of the nation you wish to challenge and pressing the targetting reticle, or by navigating directly to the Challenges homepage.


How Does Cards

NationStates Trading Cards are a unique trading card mechanic built inside NationStates. Cards are generated once a year (on average), and for every nation existent at that time, regardless of size, the game creates a card for that nation. Those cards are all split into rarities and each have their own number values and prices.


How Does World Assembly

The World Assembly (WA) is the international political centre of NationStates. Membership in the WA allows a nation to participate in areas of NationStates they wouldn’t otherwise have access to, such as raiding/defending gameplay and voting on General Assembly and Security Council resolutions.


How Does RRS

Although not strictly required, all of Refugia's regional law is currently located within the Refugia Revised Statutes. The guidelines are relatively lax, however previous revisions have taken place in the style of this tutorial.


How Does Dot

A 100% Refugi-coded chatbot, originally made for Refugia, now available anywhere. Her functions include providing member/server information, making NationStates API calls, and more. Type "I cast commands" for a list of commands.




The Refugia Tower Archives is an ongoing project overseen by the Arch-Admin to record various data and statistics for both the region of Refugia and the wider NationStates website.

Originally started as a series of disconnected dispatches to record Refugia's regional history as it was being made, the project has since expanded into a much larger, ongoing process. Our informational dispatches currently include Refugia's historical regional data such as Council history and delegate voting records for specific World Assembly resolutions. There are also a growing number of dispatches such as top regions by World Assembly members, World Assembly trends and history, and other NationStates statistical pieces which are accessible to anyone.

Any data or record errors should be reported to the local authority.


Refugia Council Records

The Regional Council, originally established by the Regional Organisation and Integration (ROI), dates back to our founding in early 2019. Since its inception, the Regional Council has added two offices and survived the jump to the Refugia Revised Statutes (RRS). This dispatch records the holder of each office and the delegacy each month from the beginning of Refugia to now.


Regions by WA Members

This dispatch was created to document the number of World Assembly members by region. Updated monthly, it reports the top 500 nations by World Assembly membership and shows the gains and losses those regions have seen over the previous month. It also denotes when a new top 500 region enters the scene.


NationStates Classifications

Many years ago, a government classification chart was created to record each of the 27 government types on NationStates's popularity by percentage. On October 13, 2020, Refuge Isle created a new one, and has periodically updated it since then. The chart shows the prevalence of each government type by all nations, as well as World Assembly nations, along with the graphs' source data.


Passed RRS Amendments

Refugia operates by a singular government document, the Revised Statutes. It has been amended more than a dozen times since its original creation. Whether setting new environmental goals, establishing new Council seats, or overhauling the entire RRS itself, every amendment proposed to our laws have been recorded and preserved in this dispatch.


Voting Record (2019 - 2020)

A complete record of every vote by the Refugia World Assembly delegate for the years 2019 (Refuge Isle) and 2020 (Sylh Alanor). This dispatch also contains the name, date, and author of each resolution, as well as the stomping power that the delegate had at the time.


Voting Record (2021 - 2022)

A complete record of every vote by the Refugia World Assembly delegate for the years 2021 and 2022 (Sylh Alanor). This dispatch also contains the name, date, and author (including links if the author was a Refugi) of each resolution, the number of votes the delegate had at the time.


World Assembly Trends and History

A series of graphs detailing the rise and falls of feeders, sinkers, and UCRs alike. Included among these are indications of power consolidation by the game created regions (specifically feeders), while the diversity of minor UCR delegates fall and those which persist struggle to grow.

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We also have a community discord server, if you want to check that out and maybe shoot the breeze with us, and that's here (https://calref.network/chat/)

Finally, if you all are up for it, consider joining the World Assembly and endorsing our delegate Sylh Alanor at the bottom of her nation's page. This helps our region out and makes us all a little more awesome.

How are you guys finding the region so far?

Chatula wrote:They might want to look up the effects in the database (http://www.mwq.dds.nl/ns/results/)

Looking up the stat changes just feels boring, I like being not able to understand one english word and accidentally messing up everything then complaining in Refugia.

Melenavenia wrote:What is the issue number?

837

Moulk2 wrote:potato nukes

potato nukes

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