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Seprum wrote:How do I put images on my factbook?

Go put an image to imgur, copy the link, send the image somewhere (like discord), grab the embedded image on discord, then you have an i.imgur.com/YOUR-URL.

Make sure the image is an i.imgur and not a imgur.com

Granbury wrote:hi everyone :)))

Hi

Novalavia wrote:popcorn

aw, now i want a bag of popcorn. not the store-bought kind though, the type of popcorn they have at the cinema. extra salty and buttery.

Acceel wrote:aw, now i want a bag of popcorn. not the store-bought kind though, the type of popcorn they have at the cinema. extra salty and buttery.

Mmmmmm

Acceel wrote:aw, now i want a bag of popcorn. not the store-bought kind though, the type of popcorn they have at the cinema. extra salty and buttery.

i love cheesy and salty popcorns

Philmuza wrote: Doctors Orvos has nominated Valid for the position of Deputy RP delegate. Voting will end in 72 hours.

To vote, please visit our regional Discord server OR telegram your vote (aye, nay, or abstain) to the current Speaker. Voting on both Discord and by telegram will cause both votes to be declared invalid.

VOTE-120-05-11: PASS

27 votes cast via Discord (26 ayes, 0 nays, 1 abstentions)
0 votes cast via telegram
100.00% approval rate.
The above vote is closed. Any votes cast from this point onwards will not be counted.

Philmuza wrote:Terraustralasia has nominated Linkers Sha for the position of Deputy Minister of Immigration. Voting will end in 72 hours.

To vote, please visit our regional Discord server OR telegram your vote (aye, nay, or abstain) to the current Speaker. Voting on both Discord and by telegram will cause both votes to be declared invalid.

VOTE-121-05-11: PASS

25 votes cast via Discord (21 ayes, 1 nays, 3 abstentions)
0 votes cast via telegram
95.45% approval rate.
The above vote is closed. Any votes cast from this point onwards will not be counted.

Philmuza wrote:Sparsdan has nominated My Nation for the position of Vice Delegate. Voting will end in 72 hours.

To vote, please visit our regional Discord server OR telegram your vote (aye, nay, or abstain) to the current Speaker. Voting on both Discord and by telegram will cause both votes to be declared invalid.

VOTE-122-05-11: PASS

26 votes cast via Discord (25 ayes, 0 nays, 1 abstentions)
0 votes cast via telegram
100.00% approval rate.
The above vote is closed. Any votes cast from this point onwards will not be counted.

Philmuza wrote:Weatherwand has nominated Verdeu for the position of Minister of Internal Affairs. Voting will end in 72 hours.

To vote, please visit our regional Discord server OR telegram your vote (aye, nay, or abstain) to the current Speaker. Voting on both Discord and by telegram will cause both votes to be declared invalid.

VOTE-123-05-11: PASS

29 votes cast via Discord (29 ayes, 0 nays, 0 abstentions)
0 votes cast via telegram
100.00% approval rate.
The above vote is closed. Any votes cast from this point onwards will not be counted.

Belcis Boundi wrote:Sant Kodiak wants to be me so bad 🤢

stop you're the same eprson

17th May 2004 (18 years ago): The first legal same-sex marriages in the U.S. are performed in the state of Massachusetts

Marcia Kadish, 56, and Tanya McCloskey, 52, of Malden, Massachusetts, marry at Cambridge City Hall in Massachusetts, becoming the first legally married same-sex partners in the United States. Over the course of the day, 77 other same-sex couples tied the knot across the state, and hundreds more applied for marriage licenses. The day was characterized by much celebration and only a few of the expected protests materialized.

On 18 November 2003, the Massachusetts Supreme Court found the state’s ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, ruling that the state could not deny the protections, benefits and obligations conferred by civil marriage to two individuals of the same sex who wish to marry. The decision cited the state constitution’s ban on the creation of second-class citizens. The court then gave the state 180 days in which to change the law. Efforts by some legislators to introduce an amendment to the state’s constitution banning same-sex marriage, but recognizing civil unions, were defeated.

Same-sex marriage became legal in all 50 states on 26 June 2015, after the Supreme Court ruled in Obergefell v. Hodges that states must issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples and recognize same-sex marriages performed in other jurisdictions.

There are records of marriage between people of the same sex dating back to the first century. In the modern era, marriage equality for same-sex couples was first legally acknowledged in the Netherlands on 1 April 2001, after royal assent was given by Queen Beatrix.

As of 2022, marriage between same-sex couples is legally performed and recognized in 30 countries (nationwide or in some jurisdictions) with the most recent being Chile in March 2022, and Switzerland starting 1 July 2022. Adoption rights are not necessarily covered, though most states with same-sex marriage allow those couples to jointly adopt. In contrast, 34 countries (as of 2021) have definitions of marriage in their constitutions that prevent marriage between couples of the same sex, most enacted in recent decades as a preventative measure. Some other countries have constitutionally mandated Islamic law, which is generally interpreted as prohibiting marriage between same-sex couples. In six of the former and most of the latter, homosexuality itself is criminalized.

The application of marriage law equally to same-sex and opposite-sex couples (called marriage equality) has varied by jurisdiction, and has come about through legislative change to marriage law, court rulings based on constitutional guarantees of equality, recognition that marriage of same-sex couples is allowed by existing marriage law, and by direct popular vote (via referendums and initiatives). The recognition of same-sex marriage is considered to be a human right and a civil right as well as a political, social, and religious issue. The most prominent supporters of same-sex marriage are human rights and civil rights organizations as well as the medical and scientific communities, while the most prominent opponents are religious fundamentalist groups. Polls consistently show continually rising support for the recognition of same-sex marriage in all developed democracies and in some developing democracies.

Scientific studies show that the financial, psychological, and physical well-being of gay people are enhanced by marriage, and that the children of same-sex parents benefit from being raised by married same-sex couples within a marital union that is recognized by law and supported by societal institutions. Social science research indicates that the exclusion of homosexuals from marriage stigmatizes and invites public discrimination against them, with research also repudiating the notion that either civilization or viable social orders depend upon restricting marriage to heterosexuals. Same-sex marriage can provide those in committed same-sex relationships with relevant government services and make financial demands on them comparable to that required of those in opposite-sex marriages, and also gives them legal protections such as inheritance and hospital visitation rights. Opposition to same-sex marriage is based on claims such as that homosexuality is unnatural and abnormal, that children are better off when raised by opposite-sex couples, that same-sex couples cannot procreate, and that the recognition of same-sex unions will promote homosexuality in society. The former two claims are refuted by scientific studies, which show that homosexuality is a natural and normal variation in human sexuality, and that sexual orientation is not a choice. Many studies have shown that children of same-sex couples fare just as well as the children of opposite-sex couples; some studies have shown benefits to being raised by same-sex couples.

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/2/27/Wedding_in_New_Orleans%2C_November_11%2C_2017.jpg/2560px-Wedding_in_New_Orleans%2C_November_11%2C_2017.jpg

Two men marry, surrounded by wedding party, in New Orleans, United States on 11 November 2017.
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https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a0/New_York_City_Proposition_8_Protest_outside_LDS_temple_20.jpg

Many advocates, such as this November 2008 protester at a demonstration in New York City against California Proposition 8, reject the notion of civil unions, describing them as inferior to the legal recognition of same-sex marriage.

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-legal-same-sex-marriage-performed-in-massachusetts

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Same-sex_marriage

Civil Rights are based.

Novalavia wrote:popcorn

Got to always love some kind of popcorn! Love the good store bought kind.

Obets wrote:stop you're the same eprson

no im not lmao, where you got that from?

Belcis Boundi wrote:no im not lmao, where you got that from?

your discord tag says "Sant Kodiak, Belcis Boundi"

Hyonaland wrote:your discord tag says "Sant Kodiak, Belcis Boundi"

theres two people on the account

Frostland 081, Frostland 084, and Yoshi rasputin

I just legalized Cannabis which is something that I wanted to do ever since I took office it is legal in all regions of the Country even regions that are private so cheers go buy yourself 10000 pounds of weed you are free to do so now whatever thee amount you can get it. If you get too high then that's on you not the federal government. Shoot weed at your own risk.

I used to think natural gas was the same as oil, guess I was wrong!

Belcis Boundi wrote:theres two people on the account

doubt

Hello there :)

Myazier wrote:Hello there :)

Hello! And welcome

Myazier

I just had an issue that didn't change any stats of my nation.

Belcis Boundi wrote:theres two people on the account

Shared Discord accounts aren't the best of ideas; I'd advise against them. If you are truly two separate people, would you mind registering both nations in the WA at the same time?

Seprum wrote:I just had an issue that didn't change any stats of my nation.

Weird! I've had issues that have changed only one or two stats, but never zero, not as far as I can remember anyways.

So if an issue changes nothing, does that mean that your nation is already perfectly in line with the option you picked?

My Nation wrote:snip cuz why not

I don't know but it's my first issue that didn't change anything in my nation.

Seprum wrote:I don't know but it's my first issue that didn't change anything in my nation.

Interesting!

20th May 1498 (524 years ago): Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama discovers the sea route to India

Vasco da Gama, 1st Count of Vidigueira (c. 1460s – 24 December 1524), was a Portuguese explorer and the first European to reach India by sea.

His initial voyage to India by way of Cape of Good Hope (1497–1499) was the first to link Europe and Asia by an ocean route, connecting the Atlantic and the Indian oceans and therefore, the West and the Orient. This is widely considered a milestone in world history, as it marked the beginning of a sea-based phase of global multiculturalism. Da Gama's discovery of the sea route to India opened the way for an age of global imperialism and enabled the Portuguese to establish a long-lasting colonial empire along the way from Africa to Asia. The violence and hostage taking employed by da Gama and those who followed also assigned a brutal reputation to the Portuguese among India's indigenous kingdoms that would set the pattern for western colonialism in the Age of Exploration. Traveling the ocean route allowed the Portuguese to avoid sailing across the highly disputed Mediterranean and traversing the dangerous Arabian Peninsula. The sum of the distances covered in the outward and return voyages made this expedition the longest ocean voyage ever made until then.

After decades of sailors trying to reach the Indies, with thousands of lives and dozens of vessels lost in shipwrecks and attacks, da Gama landed in Calicut on 20 May 1498. Anchored off the coast of Calicut, the Portuguese invited native fishermen on board and immediately bought some Indian items. One Portuguese accompanied the fishermen to the port and met with a Tunisian Muslim. On the advice of this man, Gama sent a couple of his men to Ponnani to meet with the ruler of Calicut, the Zamorin. Over the objections of Arab merchants, Gama managed to secure a letter of concession for trading rights from the Zamorin, Calicut's ruler. But, the Portuguese were unable to pay the prescribed customs duties and price of his goods in gold.

Later Calicut officials temporarily detained Gama's Portuguese agents as security for payment. This, however, annoyed Gama, who carried a few natives and sixteen fishermen with him by force.

Nevertheless, Gama's expedition was successful beyond all reasonable expectation, bringing in cargo that was worth sixty times the cost of the expedition.

Unopposed access to the Indian spice routes boosted the economy of the Portuguese Empire, which was previously based along northern and coastal West Africa. The main spices at first obtained from Southeast Asia were pepper and cinnamon, but soon included other products, all new to Europe. Portugal maintained a commercial monopoly of these commodities for several decades. It was not until a century later that other European powers, first the Dutch Republic and England, later France and Denmark, were able to challenge Portugal's monopoly and naval supremacy in the Cape Route.

Da Gama led two of the Portuguese India Armadas, the first and the fourth. The latter was the largest and departed for India four years after his return from the first one. For his contributions, in 1524 da Gama was appointed Governor of India, with the title of Viceroy, and was ennobled as Count of Vidigueira in 1519. He remains a leading figure in the history of exploration, and homages worldwide have celebrated his explorations and accomplishments. The Portuguese national epic poem, Os Lusíadas, was written in his honour by Luís de Camões. In March 2016 thousands of artifacts and nautical remains were recovered from the wreck of the ship Esmeralda, one of da Gama's armada, found off the coast of Oman.

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/2e/Ignoto_portoghese%2C_ritratto_di_un_cavaliere_dell%27ordine_di_cristo%2C_1525-50_ca._02.jpg

Vasco da Gama.
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https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/2b/A_chegada_de_Vasco_da_Gama_a_Calicute_em_1498.jpg

The arrival of Vasco da Gama at Calicut, by Roque Gameiro, 1900.
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https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/12/Vasco_da_Gama_perante_o_Samorim_de_Calecute.png

Vasco da Gama before the Zamorin of Calicut, by Veloso Salgado, 1898.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vasco_da_Gama

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portuguese_India

Seprum wrote:I just had an issue that didn't change any stats of my nation.

What was it about?

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