WA Delegate: None.
Founder: The Republic of Tessen
Regional Power: Moderate
Today's World Census Report
The Lowest Overall Tax Burden in American Union
World Census financial experts assessed nations across a range of direct and indirect measures in order to determine which placed the lowest tax burden on their citizens.
As a region, American Union is ranked 12,348th in the world for Lowest Overall Tax Burden.
|1.||The Republic of Tessen||Capitalist Paradise||“In God We Trust”|
|2.||The Sovereign Corporation of Ivan Industries||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“Great Quality. Low Prices. World Domination.”|
|3.||The United States Territory of San Cordula||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“United in Pride and Hope”|
|4.||The Parliamentary Democracy of British Canada AU||Capitalist Paradise||“-”|
|5.||The Confederacy of Columbianas||New York Times Democracy||“O Beautiful Spacious Skies and Amber Waves of Grain”|
|6.||The United States of America AU||Moralistic Democracy||“E Pluribus Unum”|
|7.||The Colony of Puerto Rico AU||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“JOANNES EST NOMEN EJUS”|
|8.||The Republic of British West Indies AU||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“He hath founded it upon the seas”|
|9.||The Confederate States of Dixie AU||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“Deo vindice”|
|10.||The Republic of Michigan AU||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“Si quaeris peninsulam amoenam circumspice”|
- : The Hegemony of The Greys ceased to exist.
- : Nouvou siyon ceased to exist.
- : The Soviet Socialist Republic of Arkhangelsk AU arrived from Alternate Earth.
- : The Republic of North Andia arrived from Alternate Earth.
- : The Republic of Tessen rejected The Great Universe's request for regional embassies.
- : The Holy Republic of The Universe World of the region The Great Universe proposed constructing embassies.
- : West plata departed this region for The Rejected Realms.
- : The Republic of Tessen ejected West plata from the region.
- : The Republic of Tessen password-protected the region.
- : The Republic of Tessen removed regional password protection.
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It's likely that WWII would actually be WWI in our story -- since the real-world WWI never happened. The French war borders on being a "WWI", but it didn't have enough true allied nations participating to make it a real world war. The world really wasn't involved. Of course, individual nations are welcome to call that conflict whatever they wish, but it isn't likely to be called "WWI" in the USA, Dixie, Tessen, etc.
Since the real-world WWI didn't happen in our story, there is no rise of Fascism in Germany. Hitler is just a random, semi-skilled artist. No war, no military experience.... no horrors of WWI that led him to become the dictator that the real world know. So, if a "WWII" type war does break out, it will be something very different from the real-life WWII.
NOTE: What those penalties will ultimately be, are not yet fully developed. But they will fit the penalty level. Nations can certainly advance their technology far into the future, but at great cost. ;)
I would disagree, for a few reasons. Your RL busyness has kept the rest of the world from opening up, thus, participating. As far as nations and world powers that are active are concerned, it WAS a world war, especially since three of the world's major empires, a minor empire, and a number of minor nations participated in it, and the conflict spanned two continents (and probably technically would have spanned more, due to conflicts that should have taken place in what are yet un-set-up regions). As a matter of fact, I would argue that it more deserves to be called WWI than the RL WWI, which never really left Europe.
For that matter, unless you can manage to get everything up and running by 1935 (my personal start date for the war's lead-up), any WWII-style war that gets waged will be limited to pretty much those same actors. If we're already glossing over the fact that 90% roughly of the world is frozen in some sort of quantum state of non-action, we might as well gloss over the fact that there are only a few world powers that are actually able to participate in any sort of historical event that we would like to classify as a world event.
Fair enough. Though at this rate, I feel like this won't be a problem by the time you actually get all these systems up and running. :D[/quote]
Though, question. Your wording makes it seem like we can still put those high science numbers into play - will there be tradeoffs then? A sort of, with great benefits comes great penalties sort of thing?
Because if not, it seems a more sensible approach to simply cap it and re-roll the cap once we've reached a certain year of game time.
Nations are always welcome to call a war whatever they want. It is the history books that solidify the names of events for future generations. If you want to call it "WWI", feel free. For you national participation, that may well have been what it was. For other nations, it was just a big war. :)
Right now, a 1972 scientific advancement rating is over the top in our 1930 world. 1950 is 20 years from where we are in our story. For the time being, we're all still capped at technology in the year 1950. We'll see what happens with technology after 1950 once more regional upgrades are put into place.
A 20-year advancement in technology for nations that have advanced that far (or further) seems more than fair.
Contact! Advance elements of the east wing of the Ejército Federál have skirmished with the pickets of the enemy. Advance elements have withdrawn in order to wait for the main body of troops to arrive.
OOC: I will say, though, speaking of scientific advancement, this account has had a darn of a time trying to get back to the 40's. Alas for the glory days past of the Grand Enclave...