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Antarctic Oasis RMB

WA Delegate (non-executive): The Imperial Chiefdom of Krioval (elected )

Founder: The Mysterion Rising of Omigodtheykilledkenny

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Board Activity History Admin Rank

Highest Economic Output: 366th Most Nations: 412th Highest Crime Rates: 417th+26
Most Influential: 463rd Fattest Citizens: 474th Largest Soda Pop Sector: 506th Most Avoided: 578th Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 614th Most Rebellious Youth: 654th Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 671st Most World Assembly Endorsements: 679th Highest Wealthy Incomes: 680th Largest Populations: 695th Most Armed: 812th Largest Black Market: 816th Largest Mining Sector: 823rd Largest Manufacturing Sector: 984th Nudest: 1,056th Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,117th Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,174th Largest Retail Industry: 1,410th Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,434th Largest Publishing Industry: 1,441st Highest Average Incomes: 1,590th Largest Gambling Industry: 1,713th Most Scientifically Advanced: 2,103rd Most Advanced Defense Forces: 2,109th Largest Information Technology Sector: 2,112th Most Cultured: 2,148th
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So, you've finally settled your country down in its new home; you've even rounded up some local penguins for your national zoo...and they start randomly exploding on you. You reach out to your neighbors to establish diplomatic ties, but they're too busy pointing missiles at you to be your friends. You hire a stripper to entertain your leader, but she ties him to a chair and starts pressing him for sensitive intel. You come across a band of gnomes, but instead of sneakily trying to change your laws, they shake you down for rent money. If you thought this was a normal peaceful region, you were way off! Welcome to AO™.

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Embassies: Antarctica, Texas, The Pleiades, Zhaucauozian Friendship, Malibu Islands, Monkey Island, That Place Over There, City Ankh Morpork, Gatesville Inc, Gay, Western Atlantic, International Democratic Union, The Realm of Hibernia, Lavinium, One big Island, NationStates, and 12 others.Osiris, Glass Gallows, Forest, Catholic, New Warsaw Pact, The Security Council, Right to Life, Southern Malibu Islands, Hell, Arctic, The Halls of the WA, and Regionless.

Tags: Free Trade, Snarky, World Assembly, Anti-General Assembly, Role Player, Capitalist, Anti-World Assembly, Offsite Forums, LGBT, General Assembly, Medium, Multi-Species, and 4 others.Libertarian, National Sovereigntist, Featured, and Anti-Security Council.

Regional Power: High

Antarctic Oasis contains 34 nations, the 412th most in the world.

Today's World Census Report

The Most Inclusive in Antarctic Oasis

WA analysts ranked nations based on whether all citizens were commonly treated as equally valuable members of society.

As a region, Antarctic Oasis is ranked 18,160th in the world for Most Inclusive.

NationWA CategoryMotto
1.The Imperial Chiefdom of KriovalLeft-wing Utopia“Valiyos, be Strong!”
2.The Clueless Penguin Republic of South JenstownLeft-wing Utopia“A journey of a thousand miles sometimes ends very badly”
3.The Imperial Provinces of ExxosiaCapitalizt“We have reached rock bottom and have started to dig.”
4.The Republic of Ember SkyConservative Democracy“Prepare to be conquered ”
5.The State Security Apparatus of Iron FelixCorporate Police State“Sing to the Motherland”
6.The People of AundotutunagirPsychotic Dictatorship“These Are The Days Of Miracle And Wonder”
7.The Mega Blocks Man of Mega Blocks ManDemocratic Socialists“Mega Blocks Man”
8.The Rogue Pod of Bloodthirsty DolphinsFather Knows Best State“All Your Fish Are Belong To Us”
9.The Colony of NeuSchwarbearrnlandPsychotic Dictatorship“Ein Folk, Ein Reek, Ein Fuhrriest! Humans Verboten!”
10.The Commonwealth of Angry ArctocephalinaeDemocratic Socialists“The beaches of Lukannon...”

Regional Happenings


Antarctic Oasis Regional Message Board

God bless the city of Houston and the South Texas region.

The Palentine and Ember Sky

Greetings friends, I come bearing news from the Forest.

Regional Update
September 2017

Following a surge after the region was commended by the Security Council in April, Forest’s population is now stable at 230 to 250 nations. At time of writing, 70 nations were WA members, of which 59 were endorsing the delegate, making Ransium one of the more influential delegates of a user created region. We also have a notable concentration of Issues Editors and authors, with 5 editors and a number of multiply published authors having a presence either as natives or through puppets.

Forest this summer has had a real positive buzz about it. It remains a very active region with 30 to 40 poll responses being typical (meaning we're making decisions with a level participation comparable to the legislatures of the far larger GCRs) and a vibrant and varied RMB. I for one am very proud to call it home.

N-Day 2
As an eco-friendly, pacifist region you wouldn’t expect to us to be enthusiastic about nuclear war, but with considerable irony we entered the fray on N-Day 2 and (to our own surprise as much as anyone else’s) finished in fourth position, the highest scoring and by far the largest faction to receive no radiation. In the final hour we even managed to wreak Gaia’s vengeance on some of NationState’s least eco-friendly nations (you know who you are!). Thanks go to our allies Spiritus and International Democratic Union as well as all those who came to cooperate with us as nuclear death rained from the skies.

World Assembly
Our delegate Ransium has authored no less than three successfully adopted recent World Assembly resolutions: Trade of Endangered Organisms (GA #403), Commend Yggdrasil (SC #221) and Commend Drasnia (SC #224).

Interregional Events and Cultural Happenings
Frieden-und Freudenland took two medals at the Oatland Olympics, Mount Seymour finished strongly in Where the Wild Things Are’s Royal Ass Cote and Forest nations have three times won The Bar on the Corner of Every Region’s Weekend Poetry Competition. We were also pleased to accept an invitation to the next Cross Regional Games hosted by Wysteria.

Forest has established a regional library and is now preparing for this year’s photography competition. Roleplay Minister Caracasus is facilitating a closed diplomatic summit on the NS forum and a weekly Post an Account From Your Nation event on the RMB.

We were slightly perplexed to receive two visits from The Black Hawks, who arrived each time at major update endorsing the Forest nation with the second largest number of endorsements. We can only assume that this was an attempt to break Ransium’s delegate streak as it approached two years, something we would have been completely unconcerned about. We can only wonder why they bother, but are grateful to the defenders who arrived to foil the operation.

Government matters
We have opened embassies with Oatland and Haiku, plus an embassy thread on the forum of The North Pacific. We have also introduced an ambassador programme and appointed representatives to The South Pacific, The Rejected Realms, International Democratic Union, Yggdrasil, Canada, Texas, Gay, Philosophy 115, Democratic Socialist Assembly and Hippy Haven.

The post of Statistics and Research Minister, which had been vacant for some time, has now been filled by Montmorencia. Amongst other tasks, the Minister will be updating the record of Exceptionally Green Nations and Ransium’s Greenness Index.

After some debate and a vote, we chose not to add either of the new Egalitarian and Feminist tags to the region because, although many of us are feminists or sympathetic to feminism, we decided not to detract from our focus as an environmentalist region.

September is election season in Forest as we choose a Forest Keeper to be the region’s leader for the next 12 months. This involves a 3 week shut down of government during which time embassy requests and other matters cannot be dealt with.

Read dispatch

Omigodtheykilledkenny and Ember Sky

The Boani Diplomatic Mission How did you do that??

Omigodtheykilledkenny wrote:The Boani Diplomatic Mission How did you do that??

As of a few weeks ago, if you post the URL of any NS dispatch that's how it displays.

And if you guys allowed embassy posting this poor puppet wouldn't have to travel all the way to the South Pole to tell you that!

Ember Sky

...I should remember to check NS more often...


I'm Laeral, WA Delegate of the International Democratic Union. As an embassy region of yours, I'd just like to inform you that we're holding our annual Film Festival on our offsite forum, and we have a category especially for films from nations outside our region. We'd love it if we had some entries from Antarctic Oasis. The link is here:


Omigodtheykilledkenny, The Palentine, and Ember Sky

Waves back 2 days later.

Halloween you think there will be a Zombie event? And if so how will you play it?

“Hrarroom!” (= Greetings!”)

There are only six days & three hours left for submission of entries to the IDU’s second International Film Festival (for details, see, and the ‘Best Non-IDU Film’ category still doesn’t have any entries. You are invited to help “fix” this situation.
(Submitting an entry to this category entitles you to cast a vote for the winners of all the categories…)

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