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Today's World Census Report
The Most Efficient Economies in Avadam Inn
Nations ranked highly are the most ruthlessly efficient at translating raw resources, including people, into economic output.
As a region, Avadam Inn is ranked 9,575th in the world for Most Efficient Economies.
|1.||The Ancient Galactic Empire of Starkiller101||Capitalist Paradise||“sometimes it's better to let things go, then to hold on”|
|2.||The Divine Empire of Almira||Democratic Socialists||“We march endlessly towards a new dawn.”|
|3.||The Time of The Worst Country in the World||Psychotic Dictatorship||“Repent, for the kingdom of God is at hand”|
|4.||The Duxchy Royale of Duxverdale||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“Thanks for browsing by!”|
|5.||The Sercen Kingdom of Esonian empire||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“Glory to the empire of Esonice!”|
|6.||The Socialist Federal Republic of Oglician||Iron Fist Consumerists||“Now with 0.1 % lower taxes”|
|7.||The Centro Defense States of Cyclodeom||Liberal Democratic Socialists||“Power is freedom”|
|8.||The Ceremonial Dictatorship of The Fields of Asphodel||Civil Rights Lovefest||“Putting the FUN in FUNeral since the 5th Century BC”|
|9.||The Brewburryian Queendom of Supreme Meme||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“Those who do not bow to me in life will bow in death.”|
|10.||The United Kingdom of Ravores Ang||Capitalist Paradise||“Money Talks”|
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Embassy established between our regions. I am the ambassador and Co-Founder of my region. Hello from Empires ReUnited!
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Rebel flag | Confederate | Union
Capital: Washington DC
Largest city: New York City
Tagalog ▴ French ▴ Haitian Creole ▴
0.2% Pacific Islander
17.6% Hispanic or Latino
82.4% non-Hispanic or Latino
Government Federal presidential constitutional republic
Population 325.7 million
Time Zone UTC−4 to −12, +10, +11
Date format mm/dd/yyyy
calling code +1
Ruling party: None
National bird Bald Eagle
Motto In God We Trust
Independence from Great Britain
July 4, 1776
March 1, 1781
• Treaty of Paris
September 3, 1783
June 21, 1788
• Last polity admitted
March 24, 1976
• Upper house
• Lower house
House of Representatives
The United States Of America is a North American, large, progressive centrist country located sandwiched between Mexico (south) and Canada (north). Its areas were first discovered by Leif Eriksson, then by Christopher Columbus. Soon, its cultural bases were from Europe (notably Portugal, Spain, Italy, Great Britain and Netherlands) Paleo-Indians migrated from Siberia to the North American mainland at least 15,000 years ago. European colonization began in the 16th century. The United States emerged from the thirteen British colonies established along the East Coast. The United States is the world's oldest surviving federation. The federal republic is a representative democracy, "in which majority rule is tempered by minority rights protected by law". The federal government is composed of three distinct branches: legislative, executive, and judicial, whose powers are vested by the U.S. Constitution in the House of Congress, the President, and the federal courts, respectively.
~ The United States is a founding member of the United Nations, World Bank, International Monetary Fund, Organization of American States (OAS), and other international organizations. The United States is a highly developed country, with the world's largest economy by nominal GDP and second-largest economy by PPP, accounting for approximately a quarter of global GDP. The USA has no official religion or language at a federal level, so it has a rich gamut consisting of all the languages most seen spoken or religions most seen practiced which are recognized.
In 1507, the German cartographer Martin Waldseemüller produced a world map on which he named the lands of the Western Hemisphere America in honor of the Italian explorer and cartographer Amerigo Vespucci (Latin: Americus Vespucius). The first documentary evidence of the phrase "United States of America" is from a letter dated January 2, 1776, written by Stephen Moylan, Esq., George Washington's aide-de-camp and Muster-Master General of the Continental Army. Addressed to Lt. Col. Joseph Reed, Moylan expressed his wish to carry the "full and ample powers of the United States of America" to Spain to assist in the revolutionary war effort.
After Spain sent Columbus on his first voyage to the New World in 1492, other explorers followed. The first Europeans to arrive in the territory of the modern United States were Spanish conquistadors such as Juan Ponce de León, who made his first visit to Florida in 1513; however, if unincorporated territories are accounted for, then credit would go to Christopher Columbus who landed in Puerto Rico on his 1493 voyage. The Spanish set up the first settlements in Florida and New Mexico such as Saint Augustine and Santa Fe. The French established their own as well along the Mississippi River. Successful English settlement on the eastern coast of North America began with the Virginia Colony in 1607 at Jamestown and the Pilgrims' Plymouth Colony in 1620. Many settlers were dissenting Christian groups who came seeking religious freedom. The continent's first elected legislative assembly, Virginia's House of Burgesses created in 1619, the Mayflower Compact, signed by the Pilgrims before disembarking, and the Fundamental Orders of Connecticut, established precedents for the pattern of representative self-government and constitutionalism that would develop throughout the American colonies.
~With the British colonization of Georgia in 1732, the 13 colonies that would become the United States of America were established. With the progress of European colonization in the territories of the contemporary United States, the Native Americans were often conquered and displaced. The American Revolutionary War was the first successful colonial war of independence against a European power. Americans had developed an ideology of "republicanism" asserting that government rested on the will of the people as expressed in their local legislatures. They demanded their rights as Englishmen and "no taxation without representation". The British insisted on administering the empire through Parliament, and the conflict escalated into war.
The story of America's anthem, "The Star Spangled Banner", begins with the war of 1812. Three decades after the Revolution, British and American forces waged war for various reasons, even such as trade. This was an opportunity for independence and nationalism for the young country. America was ill-equipped and several buildings were ignited. On September 12, British infantry troops tried to overtake Baltimore, but defense prevailed. On the next morning, an attack on Fort McHenry in Baltimore was waged, a lawyer named Francis Scott Key was aboard a British ship in the harbor that same day. The British detained a captured friend and men on the ship until the attack on Fort McHenry ran its course. Twenty-five rain-drenched hours of rockets and gunfire happened as Baltimore's fort with bombarded. Key was anguished at the expectation to see a white flag to represent surrender on McHenry, but instead, he saw the Old Glory. The British retreated finally, and Key was moved enough to where he wrote The Star Spangled Banner still aboard the ship.
The poem was set to the tune of a popular British song written by John Stafford Smith for the Anacreontic Society, a men's social club in London. "To Anacreon in Heaven" (or "The Anacreontic Song"), with various lyrics, was already popular in the United States. Set to Key's poem and renamed "The Star-Spangled Banner", it soon became a well-known U.S. patriotic song. With a range of 19 semitones, it is known for being very difficult to sing. Although the poem has four stanzas, only the first is commonly sung today.
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Some states in the US were founded as refuges. For example, Maryland was founded as a refuge for Catholics, as they were a religious minority soon outnumbered by protestants.
A state is a constituent political entity of the United States. There are currently 50 states, which are bound together in a union with each other. Each state holds governmental jurisdiction over a defined geographic territory and shares its sovereignty with the United States federal government. Due to the shared sovereignty between each state and the federal government, Americans are citizens of both the federal republic and of the state in which they reside. States possess a number of powers and rights under the United States Constitution. States and their residents are represented in the United States Congress, a bicameral legislature consisting of the Senate and the House of Representatives. Each state is also entitled to select a number of electors (equal to the total number of representatives and senators from that state) to vote in the Electoral College, the body that directly elects the President of the United States. Additionally, each state has the opportunity to ratify constitutional amendments, and, with the consent of Congress, two or more states may enter into interstate compacts with one another. All are grounded in republican principles, and each provides for a government, consisting of three branches, each with separate and independent powers: executive, legislative, and judicial.
As sovereign entities, each of the 50 states reserves the right to organize its individual government in any way (within the broad parameters set by the U.S. Constitution) deemed appropriate by its people. As a result, while the governments of the various states share many similar features, they often vary greatly with regard to form and substance. No two state governments are identical.
The government of each state is structured in accordance with its individual constitution. Many of these documents are more detailed and more elaborate than their federal counterpart. The Constitution of Alabama, for example, contains 310,296 words – more than 40 times as many as the U.S. Constitution. In practice, each state has adopted the three-branch frame of the federal government: executive, legislative, and judicial (even though doing so has never been required).
The primary responsibilities of state legislatures are to enact state laws and appropriate money for the administration of public policy. In all states, if the governor vetoes a bill (or a portion of one), it can still become law if the legislature overrides the veto (repasses the bill) by a two-thirds vote in each chamber. In 49 of the 50 states the legislature consists of two chambers: a lower house (termed the House of Representatives, State Assembly, General Assembly or House of Delegates) and a smaller upper house, always termed the Senate. The exception is the unicameral Nebraska Legislature, which has only a single chamber. Most states have a part-time legislature (traditionally called a citizen legislature). Ten state legislatures are considered full-time; these bodies are more similar to the U.S. Congress than are the others.
Members of each state's legislature are chosen by direct election. In Baker v. Carr (1962) and Reynolds v. Sims (1964), the U.S. Supreme Court held that all states are required to elect their legislatures in such a way as to afford each citizen the same degree of representation (the one person, one vote standard). In practice, most states elect legislators from single-member districts, each of which has approximately the same population. Some states, such as Maryland and Vermont, divide the state into single- and multi-member districts, in which case multi-member districts must have proportionately larger populations, e.g., a district electing two representatives must have approximately twice the population of a district electing just one. The voting systems used across the nation are: first-past-the-post in single-member districts, and multiple non-transferable vote in multi-member districts.
In 2013, there were a total of 7,383 legislators in the 50 state legislative bodies. They earned from $0 annually (New Mexico) to $90,526 (California). There were various per diem and mileage compensation.
The climate of the United States varies due to differences in latitude, and a range of geographic features, including mountains and deserts. Generally, the climate of the U.S. becomes warmer the further south one travels, and drier the further west, until one reaches the West Coast. West of the 100th meridian, much of the US has a cold semi-arid climate in the interior upper western states to warm to hot desert climates in the far southwestern US, while a Mediterranean climate prevails along the California coast. East of the 100th meridian, the climate is humid continental in northern areas (locations above 40 north latitude), to humid temperate from the lower Midwest eastward to the middle Atlantic coast regions, to humid subtropical in the Gulf and south Atlantic regions. Southern Florida is tropical, as are Hawaii and the US Virgin Islands. Higher-elevation areas of the Rocky Mountains, the Wasatch, Sierra Nevada, and Cascade Range are alpine. Coastal areas of Oregon and Washington have an oceanic climate. The state of Alaska, on the northwestern corner of the North American continent, is largely dominated by a subarctic climate, but with a subpolar oceanic climate in the southeast (Alaska Panhandle), southwestern peninsula and Aleutian Islands, and a polar climate in the north.
The Great Lakes (French: les Grands-Lacs), also called the Laurentian Great Lakes and the Great Lakes of North America, are a series of interconnected freshwater lakes located primarily in the upper mid-east region of North America, on the Canada–United States border, which connect to the Atlantic Ocean through the Saint Lawrence River. They consist of Lakes Superior, Michigan, Huron (or Michigan–Huron), Erie, and Ontario. Several Native American tribes inhabited the region since at least 10,000 BC, after the end of the Wisconsin glaciation. The peoples of the Great Lakes traded with the Hopewell culture from around 1000 AD, as copper nuggets have been extracted from the region, and fashioned into ornaments and weapons in the mounds of Southern Ohio. The brigantine Le Griffon, which was commissioned by René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, was built at Cayuga Creek, near the southern end of the Niagara River, and became the first known sailing ship to travel the upper Great Lakes on August 7, 1679.
The Rush–Bagot Treaty signed in 1818, after the War of 1812 and the later Treaty of Washington eventually led to a complete disarmament of naval vessels in the Great Lakes. Nonetheless, both nations maintain coast guard vessels in the Great Lakes.
During settlement, the Great Lakes and its rivers were the only practical means of moving people and freight. Barges from middle North America were able to reach the Atlantic Ocean from the Great Lakes when the Welland canal opened in 1824 and the later Erie Canal opened in 1825. By 1848, with the opening of the Illinois and Michigan Canal at Chicago, direct access to the Mississippi River was possible from the lakes. With these two canals an all-inland water route was provided between New York City and New Orleans.
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Pinning this to Asclepius. It's a brilliant dispatch.
Regional Theory and NS Basics
By: The U.D.S.R. and Letskia
“A Spectre is haunting NationStates - the spectre of Democratikism”
Nationstates has many ideologies: from Communism to Capitalism, Anarchism to Fascism; Monarchists, Socialists, Inoffensive Centrist Democracies, Father Knows Best States, Psychotic Dictatorships, and everything in between. However, these ideologies are but the political beliefs of single nations. Regions, on the other hand, by their very nature work differently. You can find regions housing both leftists and the far right with minimal tensions in some instances because even though worldly political theory is fun to discuss those views have no real meaning on a regional level. Yes, regions have some typical characteristics of real world societies, however, ultimately dictatorships are the most secure regional systems within NS, but not objectively the best. The Regional Founder has the authority to do anything they want, total unchecked power and any checks and balances put on them by the regional community are essentially pointless if the founder does not follow them. At the same time, members can at will decide to move to another region or start their very own so such actions by the founder (this is known as Founder’s Syndrome) are not too effective. On the other end of the spectrum you have founderless regions, where executive power is given to the World Assembly Delegate: an elected position. These regions specifically are susceptible to other regions sending over their members en masse to execute a coup d’etate. These coup attempts are referred to as raiding. With all this being said, there are a few regional administrative systems that have been developed over the years. This paper will try to identify the unofficial NS political ideologies and try to diagnose what makes an NS region successful.
Basic Terms and Their Meanings:
Founder’s Syndrome: many have experienced young regions full of promise begin to grow, only to have the region to deviate just enough from the founder’s intended purpose to warrant a radical reaction from them. It is in such moments does the founder try to take matters into their own hands to force the region back onto its intended course, causing a mass exodus of members to search for more promising places to call home. Founder’s Syndrome is categorized by the founder justifying unpopular changes with the excuse “because I’m the founder” more often than naught.
Raids: when a group of nations en masse move to a targeted region followed by all members in the group endorsing a designated nation to get them elected as WA delegate. This blitz tactic is most effective when the WA delegate in the targeted region has executive powers, causing the newly endorsed raider nation to have unchecked power over the region allowing them to do as they please.
Raider Region: a region dedicated solely to grow and train new members in the art of raiding, allowing for large experienced groups to form, dedicated to taking over other regions.
WA Delegate: the world assembly delegate has power to vote on WA resolutions, having every endorsement from another nation count as an extra vote which they can use. WA delegates are the only regional officers that can be handed executive power by a regional founder to allow them to help build the foundation for a healthy region.
Note: as of this paper’s publishing these are the only regional ideologies, many more may have arisen but have not been listed
Foundership: just like dictatorships in the real world, an NS dictatorship sees all executive power in the hands of the regional founder. However, an NS dictatorship has many benefits such as making sure a region is 100% raider proof, having stripped the only mandatory elected position of all powers apart from WA status.
Constitutional Foundership: The Constitutional dictatorship sees executive power held by both the regional founder and WA delegate, having regional power held by both the founder a democratically elected member of the region. This allows for member nations to have a voice by allowing them to elect one of their own into office to enact legislative changes.
Founderless Democracy: some regions may wish to - or have no choice but to - get rid of their founder and hand over executive power solely to their WA delegate. This can be a show of integrity as the law of the land is the people’s will. If members dislike their currently elected executive they can just as easily unendorse them and endorse another for the position.
Officer Autocracy: when a group of officers mutually agree to make a puppet account and use it to create a region. The founder then acts as a puppet for the officers, having every officer hold onto the puppet account password. This way several individuals hold the power in a region instead of one.
Democratikism: the philosophy that a region must balance politics and fun by holding non political discussions alongside civil, Socratic discourses to provide the largest amount of member enjoyment. This is to be done by trying to cause regional membership booms alongside massive, sweeping reforms to put the region on par with other regions of equal size. Constant reform and maintenance is seen as the optimal way to increase activity. A Democratikist region must establish a regional think tank to help promote out of the box thinking.
Regionomics: Use, Practise, Theory, Development
Regionomics refers to the study of regional activity. It tries to solve the issue of having a theoretically unlimited number of regions while having a limited number of NS players. There have been many attempts at creating the optimal system of advertising and holding onto regional members, however no comprehensive theories are known to have been created, or lasted long enough to gain traction.
Popular Regionomics: the majority of regions on NS use telegram stamps to attract newly founded nations. Recruitment telegrams usually have a small paragraph or two outlining the characteristics and events found within the region. Once a nation joins, RP (roleplay) and regular polls are used to keep members interested and, therefore, incentivize them to stay. This is the most basic template for regionomics found across NS with many different additions and amendments made later on in a region’s life.
Advanced Regionomics: the use of a telegram api (a recruitment bot) to send out a constant stream of recruitment telegrams, having one send every three minutes as by NS rules. Alongside the api, the telegram itself is written in point form to catch and hold the attention of either a newly founded or refounded nation. Alongside the popular regionomic practise of having a regional RP, the use of an offsite meme page helps balance serious political discussion with a lighter tone to reach out to a broader audience. This theory’s largest complaint about Political centric regions is that seriousness can get out of hand and sew discontent amongst members by pitting players against others too often to sustain healthy attitudes of others.
Trickle Down Regionomics: The idea of establishing regional embassies with larger regions to promote one’s own region. In theory, members of the larger region would look at the list of embassies and stumble upon an effective enough World Factbook Entry that it would siphon out the larger region’s member count.
Regional Supply And Demand: regional supply and demand refers to content within a region. Unlike economic supply and demand, regional supply and demand works in the complete opposite way. The larger supply of content there is in a region the larger demand there is for said region. The issue is that supply is difficult in increase after a certain point, as content slowly dries up. A region’s first step to increasing content usually begins with either regional polls or roleplay. From there it depends on the officers what they consider to be key within their growing community.
Regional Currency: some regions may wish to focus on telegram stamps as their largest source of advertising, but will find funding an issue in the majority of instances. This is where regional currency comes in, as having in-region rewards tied to a currency which you can both earn and buy through official donations can be an effective way of procuring funding. This is in theory, but in practise it has the same success rate as recruitment telegrams themselves- you may in the end only get 1% of projected funds through this method.
Region Hopping: another NS favourite is region hopping - the practise of sending one or more members of a home region to other regions to promote the prior. It is in most cases looked down upon and it is unknown how effective this tactic is. More research is needed.
Offsite Chat Extension: it is no secret that the NS RMB is not as dynamic as other communication services. This is why many regions opt in to also getting a discord or website of their own. Offsite chats allow for smoother discussions and allow for larger prospects of content supply.
Supply Through Anarchism: even though it has been only considered in theory, if a larger region were to establish their own forum outside of NationStates and allow for content to be solely produced by members instead of relying on officer support to execute such demands, content would be pitted against other regional content through member creation, management, and sponsorship. This way, through competition, the best activities in the region would prosper while the less popular ones abandoned.
Confederation: regions will often pair up with like minded regions to establish confederations, usually characterised by sharing an offsite forum or chat. This, theoretically, is supposed to form closer bonds between regions as well as promote growth for all.
“Brancaland has gifted over nine thousand putrid moose carcasses to Sompandinn as a reminder of their "special relationship".”