WA Delegate (non-executive): The Assembly and Demos of Madrocea (elected )
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Embassies: North Pacific, Global Right Alliance, the Rejected Realms, Atlantian Oceania, Antarctica, Founderless, The Commonwealth of Crowns, Esquarium, Hippy Haven, U R N, The Free Nations Region, Tropican Islands, Deutschland, Citadel of Ricks, The Bar on the corner of every region, The Order of the Grey Wardens, and 42 others.Warzone Asia, New Hyperion, Hell, The Dawn of Unity, Libertatem, Underworld, Renegade Islands Alliance, Cape of Good Hope, Greater Dienstad, Gay, Union of Democrats, The NationStates Commonwealth, Greece, Westfalen Westphalia, The Monarchy alliance, The Independent Newspaper, Monarchist and Democratic Alliance, Warhammer 40000, Dispatchia, The Grand Dominion, Lardyland, Codex Ylvus, Turkic Union, Oneid, The Slide Countries, Compatibility, Arconian Empire, Hollow Point, Celestian Prosperity Sphere, Liberty Democratic Alliance, The Illuminati, Mariner Trench, The Cult of PCHS, The Pact of Roosters, Sea, The Good Ship Pytheas, Gensokyo Grassroots Federation, Fredonia, Great Aureania, Golden Eco Friendly, Atlantis Diplomatic Lounge, and Res Publica.
Regional Power: Moderate
Today's World Census Report
The Largest Black Market in Atlantis
World Census agents tracked "off the books" deals and handshake agreements in order to study the size of nations' informal economies.
As a region, Atlantis is ranked 1,744th in the world for Largest Black Market.
|1.||The Spacefairing Federation of The Onyx Front||Iron Fist Consumerists||“Through Determination and Fire We Always Shal Prevail”|
|2.||The Fiefdom of ElinTol||Iron Fist Consumerists||“Bringin' Crazy Back!”|
|3.||The Democratic Republic of Primal Current||Iron Fist Consumerists||“Thou shall serve the country”|
|4.||The Assembly and Demos of Madrocea||Civil Rights Lovefest||“Ευημερία ανήκει σε όλους (Prosperity Belongs to All)”|
|5.||The Grand Duchy of Bettisia||Left-Leaning College State||“We Will Wait.”|
|6.||The Atlantis Protector of Orangutang fiction||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“Atlantis”|
|7.||The Never Ending Beach Front of Doctor Zoidberg||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“Nobody loves Zoidberg!!!!!”|
|8.||The Atessa Kia'tende of Tarligean||Democratic Socialists||“Tanor Tarligean (trans: Honor the Land)”|
|9.||The Lost Civilization of Atlantis of Vilita||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“Atlantis has been Found”|
|10.||The Kingdom of Cush||Iron Fist Consumerists||“My Country”|
- : The Free Land of Faiq of the region Create an embassy with us proposed constructing embassies.
- : Embassy cancelled between Traveling Wilburys and Atlantis.
- : The Most Serene Republic of Greater Atlantias departed this region for Sky Haven.
- : The Most Serene Republic of Greater Atlantias arrived from Kaer Solas.
- : The Republic of Atlantis the first arrived from Balder.
- : The Republic of Embassylandia of the region Embassylandia proposed constructing embassies.
- : The God I hope 2021 is better of Kingdom of Englands of the region Isle Of Wooloo Kingdom proposed constructing embassies.
- : The Teachings of Lemmingtopias ordered the closure of embassies between Atlantis and Traveling Wilburys.
- : The Teachings of Lemmingtopias rejected Tryzalore's request for regional embassies.
- : The Empire of Taesha arrived from Balder.
Atlantis Regional Message Board
"Great Calamity, Presidente," Penultimo exclaims as he storms into the Presidential Office and knocks the desk with such force that El Presidente spill his coffee down his uniform.
"What now, Penultimo?" the Presidente roars as he throws his cigar at him.
"Presidente, I have just received a telegram from the Lemmingtopians. They have...." he gasps, "they have cut us off, Presidente!"
"Penultimo, have you gone soft in the head, the Lemmingtopians and I have danced this dance for the past fifteen years. They publicly condemn us while quietly continuing to pay all our government costs."
Penultimo, raised his hands in the air as if about to wail, "But Presidente, trade ships with goods for Tropico have been turned away from the Lemmingtopian Port, the daily supplies from Lemmingtopias have not arrived, the engineers building the power plant have returned to Lemmingtopias and they have vacated their embassy!"
El Presidente's face turned a shade of purple that Penultimo had not seen before. He reached inside the top draw of his desk and took out a wired phone emblazoned with the flags of the Tropican colours. He pushed the single button on the phone and lifted the receiver to his ear. The line was dead, he had been literally cut off. Out of character, El Presidente calmly replaced the receiver and stood up, turning to the window through which he gazed over the central plaza. "
"Mobilise the National Guard, Penultimo, by sunset the people will know that we have no food or supplies... this peaceful plaza will abuzz with a coup" He turned to face his deputy and friend, "and we will be under siege."
Last night, The Presidential Palace was stormed by the people. The National Guard, realising they would no longer be paid, chose not to resist and to allow the rebels through.
El Presidente was rescued from the Palace by commandos but subsequently handed over to Lemmingtopian Forces in an exchange just off the coast on speed boats for an unspecified amount of Drachmas. He is reportedly under house arrest at his, previously unknown, Lemmingtopian villa while the authorities there decide what to do with him. His deputy, Penultimo, escaped the Palace and is unaccounted for.
An opposition Leader has replaced El Presidente but will not take the presidency, instead being named as Chair of the Interim Government. He is assisted by his deputy who happens to be the cousin of Penultimo and, by chance, looks exactly like Penultimo and, funnily enough, is also called Penultimo.
The first act of the new Leader was to announce the end of the Tropican Nuclear Weapons programme and to invite Lemmingtopian inspectors to oversee the process.
The nations main radio host, loyal to El Presidente, has called the entire affair a "cowardly act of surrender to a foreign empire which hasn't even fired a shot" and called on Tropicans to resist. As yet, no-one seems to have answered the call.
We can confirm that the Former Tropican President was handed over to the Lemmingtopian Coastal Police at approximately 0300 this morning just inside Lemmingtopian waters. While it is the intention of the government to put him on trial for his many crimes, the first judicial issues will concern to what extent the Lemmingtopian courts have jurisdiction.
We express our recognition of the new Tropican Government and look forward to more productive relations in the future. Some aid projects, supplies and finance have already resumed while others are under review.
Our weapons inspectors oversaw the preliminary disarmament procedures and then took direct control over the ongoing disarmament efforts. Lemmingtopian Forces are in the process of setting up a facility on the islands to secure the disarmament project.
We note with relief that the World Assembly's own inspectors have now recognised the Tropican Islands as a non-nuclear state.
Last week it was the Richest Poor folks; today it is the largest rich- poor divide.
Well none of the Usual Suspects are at either extreme.
A dubious congratulations to Amma for having the largest divide.
And a more enthusiastic one to Yousphan for having the smallest.
And with that we return to our regularly schedule Monday.
I am not in a very Artsy- Fartsy mood today.
BUT today's ranking is for the Most Valuable International Artwork!
I had questions the last time this category came up, and I STILL have questions.
Such as WHAT classifies as International:
Art by a Bettisian being shown in ElinTol?
Art by a Lemming who is considered a true master by all of Atlantis, but the art is in Lemmingtopias?
If Onyx considered Soup cans to be art, would the trash in Madrocea be international art?
What if Primal Current tie- dyed (ocean safe dyes) international waters?
Four of the Usual Suspects are on the first page; none are on the last.
Congratulations to Morty Smith for claiming the top spot.
And kudos to Atlantean Industries for focusing on more important things than art.
I just collect those with fun names, interesting flags, or members of my region. I pretty much ignore the rarity.
~~Personally expect that some of the 'common' are rarer than the 'legendary'. :)