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Founder: The Semi-Presidential Republic of Emerald-Springs

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Most Nations: 595th Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,187th Largest Black Market: 2,216th
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Embassies: Greater Ixnay, The Savage Garden, Right to Life, The Rose Garden, The Bar on the corner of every region, Bailiwick of New Jersey, Chinese Republic, Novo Brasil, Brasil, North Atlantic Treaty, Avadam Inn, The Internet, Island, Pluviostan, Eclipse, Reykjavik, and 465 others.Oceanic Federation, Colonies, New Pacific, Auretania, Ocean, Oatland, Homestead, Rockall, Baffin Island, United Otter Emirates, Washington DC, End 500, Seaplane Base, Windfrost Peaks, The Commonwealth Of Furry Peoples, Ancient Lands, Ivory Tower, Dominican Republic, Cyberius Confederation, Teremara, Tarn Vedra, Public Telegrams, Illinois, International Debating Area, Northern Michigan, Philosophy 115, The Peaceful Coffee Shop In Chicago, Steam Islands, The Great Experiment, Pontbridge Islands, The Mob, Loamhedge, Crodown, The Great Universe, Orthanc at Isengard, United States of America, Ilarta, Wikipedia, Central, Nauru, Sikh Empire, Mare Islands, Palm Islands, Archdymia, Hindustan, Maharashtra, New World Alliance, Evergreen, Zoro Union, Beer, Pawnsilvania, The Illuminati, Violet Violators, New Islands, Black Mist Federation, Calabria, Empire City, Novapax, United Regions, The Dank Meme Alliance, Regionless, Monterey, Mobius Strip, South Asia, Organization of United Sovereign States, North Dakota, South Dakota, Copper Falls, Veelox, Greenland Sea, Wyndia, Polandball, Northern Star, The Bunny Fire, The Bus Stop, Sun and Moon, London, Arconian Empire, Coelum et Terram, Pskov, Greater London, Sakartvelo, 84 point 25 Anomaly, Free Market Federation, Conaidhm na Cairde, Dauiland, Union of Nationalists, Etharia, Babylon 5, Underworld, NationStates Central Bank, Pacific Union, Rhea, DBA, 1st Lutheran Christian Community, Octobris, International sovereignty pact, Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, United Poland Union, The Lexicon, Bikini Islands, Silverhold, NS April Fools Day Jokes, Brannackia, Iveagh, The Pale Blue Region, Northwest Isles, Osakaland, Transatlantic Treaty Organisation, Nesapo, Gypsy Lands, Yarnia, Aels, Greater Middle East, Pennsylvania, Kansas, Georgia, Schuylkill Valley, The Black Market, Federation of Social States, Malaysia, Iranian Islamic Republic, Middle East, The Sands, Igewu, International Northwestern Union, Christian Nations Union, Pine Forest, Followers of the Ferret, Apocalypse, Calhoun CC, Radiant, North West Siberia, Mecca, Aleppo, Stonehenge, Royksopp, Trance, Rogue CONclave, Christmas, The SOP, Iberia, Shetland, Buddha, Agora, Haslett, Scoria, NationStates World Regions, Armenia, Nordur, Union of Socialist Powers, The New Kingdom, Ozymandium, Pacific Empire, Florida, Northern Utopia, Connaught, 0000, Kiribati, Northern Mariana Islands, Stornoway, Cape Verde, Star Trek, Nova Scotia, Union Mundial, San Jose, Palmyra Tudmur, NationStates Bus Terminal, The Watchtower, Calumet City, United We Stand, Ikuisuus, House of the Rising Sun, Terra Ceralis, Norsewood, Atlantic New Lands, World, Minty Root, South pacific gyre, The United Empires of Carson, Night, Starbucks, Islands Union, Solomon Islands, Blackacre, Argo Navis, Otoris, Queen Elizabeth Islands, The Dawn of Unity, Japan, Nova Solaria, The United Federations, Parkland, Republic of Myanmar, Serene Nations Group, New Coalition of Nations, The Galactic Empire of Britain, Verdenia, The Lands Of Guacamole, Victoria, Arab League, NationStatesHolics Anonymous, Kingdom Of Austria, South Orkney, Djibouti, United States of Garfield, United Republics, MentosLand, Bracara et Caralis, Pangea, Beachfront Nuclear Hellscape, Chernobyl, Autumn, Helsinki, Edmundian Empire, Universal Pact, North Carolina, nasunia, South Sudan, Queensland, United Arab Emirates, Somalia, Zentari, Glacier, Wrangel, Driselbia, Chicago, Kandahar, Northern Atlantic Ocean, The Central Pacific, The Popptart Empire, Nevada, Homieland, The Sasquatch Republic, Hollow Point, Chicken overlords, Winter, Heart, Northern Territory, South Central Atlantic, The Library, Train Station, Calnuxia, Omega, Emirates of Futurnia, Aorda, Fredonia, Union Hispanica, Silvonia, Tanzania, Northwest Territories, Leinster, Saskatchewan, Qatar, Tonga, Mediterranean, Auralia, Altay, The Forest, Union of Justice, 00000 Land of Nod, Latinoamerica Libre, The Union of Religious Nations, Funen, The Graveyard, Bitcoin, Madagascar, Archipelago, Ecuador, Citrus, Mitteleurasia, Somewhere, Thanksgiving, The Shadows, Penguia, Monarchist and Democratic Alliance, Sierra Leone, Easter, The Fallout Wasteland, Dominica, South China Sea, Kingdom of Adonai, Realm of the Whispering Winds, One big Island, Land, Streptococcus, Kings Royal Political Sphere, Fjord, Plague, Novus Lucidum, Bonn, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Seattle, Hundred Acre Wood, Viridia, Union of Democrats, The Flying Fishes Bait Shop, Bloco Liberal, Medio, Philippines, Freshness, The World Rearranged, Fifth Wall, Loony Bin, Orc Island, Yoruba, Malt Liquor, Alliance of Absolute Monarchs, Bully Pulpit, Scarif, Mahakam, Salt Lake, Indianapolis, The International Polling Zone, Yuno, New World Union, Wild Hunt, The New Dogecoin Union, Calgary, Preathien, The Slide Countries, Harambe Isles, The Organization of Cultured Nations, Ancient, Taiga, Eetrador, Valentine Day, The Moderate Alliance, Iconia, The United Imperial Federation, Land of Turtles, Exclave, The Great and Mighty Region of Morshu, The Holy Church of Roads, Dixie, Kayak on Me, Markion, The Reich, Sondria, Urana Firma, Veris Administrative Region, Cocaine, Point Reyes National Seashore, The Socialist Montonian Region, 1980s America, The Environment, Memeverse, Wanderlust, Guinness, United Christian Empires of the West, The Planet X, The Straw Hat Pirates, Confederation of the Mediterranean, Union of Liberal Nations, Weeks Auto Repair, Western Africa, RAMS, Centuria, United Alliances, Tarkin, Dispatchia, Groovy, The Sunlands of America, Reminated Euromean Republic, iouae, Unitarian, The Place, Queen City, Thornwood, Old Zealand, Cao Wei, Cheddar, toilet arsonist appreciation society, Cactus union, Seaworthy Ukrainian Cardboard Boxes, Tulipania, New Space Scotland, Holy Terra World, Sandboxers, Chartless, Temporary Home, Mad Land of the Mad Madmen, Ebola QuarantineZone, Council of Constructed Languages, Institute of Cellulose, Remnant, The Noodle Shop At The Edge Of Reality, Dolla Holla, United Nations of Jerusalem, Southern Africa, Balugata, Confederacy of Allied States, United World, Norrland, Oak Islands, Blue, Anarchy, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, The United Islands of the Atlantic, Norden, matheo, SEC Fanatics, Guinea Kiribati, Teilhardia, Independence Hill, Unionist Democratic Republics Alliance, The Zombie Factory, Battleship, The Cult of PCHS, Just relax, Northern Argaen Trade Organization, The Geopolitics Roleplay Region, Official European Union, Carne de Vitello, Pecan Sandies, Cordillera, The Equator, Sunrise, Oneid, Waffle House, Vortex, The Sweet Ubiquity, Furby Island Puppets, T2R, Redundant Realm of Redundancy, Out Of Left Field, The Embassy, Meillur, Meadow, Lewisham, Iberian Empire, Stalins Holy Conglomerate, Confederation of New lands, Triumvirate of Mwindo Levant Fembois, Artic, An Island In Space, Home Depot, The Three Isles, DogeLand, Bobbersonian palace, Royal Federal Republic of Free States, Alliance Nation League, Nationstates Ski Resort, OWEC, The Bakery Across the Street, Small Globe, 0000000000000000000000000, NationStates University, 0 0 0, The Finntopian Region of DOOM, United Nations of Calebia, The Land of Musical Notes, Kingdom of Mathematics, The Walking Land, Fontia, Yo Mama, Ladanvia, North Caucasus, The Siren Snarkipelago, The Great Storm, Kingdom of Ramility, The Giraffe Federation, Portugal de Esquerda, and Georgist Alliance.

The embassy with Confederacy of Allied States is being withdrawn. Closure expected .

The embassy with Portugal de Esquerda is being withdrawn. Closure expected .

Construction of embassies with Free Hong Kong has commenced. Completion expected .

Construction of embassies with The Potato Union has commenced. Completion expected .

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Bus Stop contains 29 nations, the 595th most in the world.

Today's World Census Report

The Greatest Rich-Poor Divides in Bus Stop

Nations ranked highly have large gaps between the incomes of rich and poor citizens. Nations low on the list have high levels of income equality.

As a region, Bus Stop is ranked 3,853rd in the world for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides.

NationWA CategoryMotto
1.The Territory of Permia ContinentalisAnarchy“Aslovaniūs cūos Lomit”
2.The All Sorts of TaostCorporate Police State“Still Funny”
3.The National Democratic Republic of LuresiaBenevolent Dictatorship“Our Victory is at Hand”
4.The Colony of Eashillen IslandsCorporate Bordello“The New Nation Creation System Rules”
5.The Republic of BiangbiangmianCapitalizt“油潑扯麵”
6.The Sentai Team of PR ZeoFather Knows Best State“It's morphin' time!”
7.The Colony of Permian IslandsAnarchy“Aslovaniūs cūos Lomit”
8.The Empire of AsyncritaCapitalist Paradise“Christian Parthian Empire Yeah!”
9.The Pelagic Commonwealth of Ultramarine ArchipelagoInoffensive Centrist Democracy“Ultra Marina”
10.The Protectorate of Emerald-Springs WA MissionNew York Times Democracy“Too Neorealist for this Neoliberal Institutionalism”

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Finally, my bus arrived. So long!

The latest poll from the BB!

Potpie battle! THERE ONLY CAN BE ONE! *FIGHT!"


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Hello all you wonderful people, just letting you know that all of you are beautiful people deserving of love. <3

And also letting you know that you are worth it. You have value, and you matter. Please never forget that! <3

criamos uma união com nossos aliados e estamos vendo que regiões iram ficar com cargos de:diplomacia,reuniões,politicas,geopolítica,propostas na wa,economia da união,noticias,jornais,negociações

Buses is ranked […] 1st in Bus Stop for Largest Trout Fishing Sector[.]

So I guess we have the most bus service to fisheries and lakes.

The Political Compass Polls in the Edmundian Empire is raging, and we need YOU to help us!

Everyone wants to know their ideology, everyone wants to know their beliefs. And how can they find it? Well, figuring it out for themselves, but you can also answer the political compass test to brag to everyone about which sector you landed on!

But how fun is it for one person to do a test that takes a few minutes for an image that no one cares about? How about an image that comes from weeks of polling to devise the ULTIMATE NATIONSTATES POLITICAL COMPASS SCORE! Every day a question from the political compass test will be uploaded, and votes will be tallied into an average. Once all questions are finalised, I will begin finalising the scores and come up with the average poll result!

Why should I join? Well, other than participating in true history, their are prizes to be won. Categories including 'most likely to fist-bump Stalin' and 'most likely to punch a priest' (names and categories subject to change) will be given to those who show certain - characteristics - during voting. More importantly, if you win a category you will be awarded 1000 Mass Telegrams. You can win more than one category and more telegrams but this will be unlikely.

Now, we are currently along the back end of the political compass test, question 49 today of a 62 question long poll. But fear not, I have made expert calculations to facilitate against these flaws. Firstly, the test is divided into categories naturally so that if you join in now you will start to get into the religious and sexual parts which will definitely be categories. Secondly I will prioritise later categories due to participation rates. Finally, when it comes to the more general questions, e.g. auth v lib, left v right, I intend to count people joining later differently in a way that benefits new comers by tripling their points (more on that later).

Now, obviously you got questions and I got some answers, but a QnA might help a bit.

  1. Q: Why should I join?
    A: Again, prizes, contributing to history, etc.

  2. Q: The political compass? You know that's a bunch of BS.
    A: I mean, yeah. I don't think a political compass test is a good measure of your actual opinions and even if it were I don't think it particularly matters. And if you know anything about the test you already know which quadrant we will be heading towards. That being said, it's more about what people say for each question, the rewards, the trophies, the fun. Don't take it too seriously.

  3. Q: Where will I find the results of this?
    A: After all the results come in I will work on writing a dispatch. Don't worry everyone involved even in one quiz will be noted in the dispatch to alert you to its presence. It will involve trophies, and results for each sector.

  4. Q: What if a result leads into a tie between two positions?
    A: Glad I asked. If I average everything and it's split down the middle, there's an easy fix. I've been voting in each one, and if this does happen I'll just discredit my vote. Easy fix.

  5. Q: Hey idiot, what if I just vote the most left wing positions so I get a trophy?
    A: You could try, and I'm not gonna discredit your votes, but keep in mind multiple things. First off, you're not the only person voting. Only one person can get a reward, and it's tabulated by other factors (below). Secondly, you don't know what categories I'm going to use so instead of gambling I'd suggest voting normally.

  6. Q: How do I get the mass telegrams?
    A: I'll send you a telegram, you tell me which nation to gift it to and that'll be that.

  7. Q: How do votes get analysed for awards?
    A: Well, it's simple. Say we are looking for most left wing. Let's give a position that's left wing. If you strongly agree, thats +2, and if you strongly disagree, that's -1. 0 is for strongly disagreeing and 1 and 0 for agreeing and disagreeing respectively. Inverse this if it's a right wing position. Whomever has the most points wins. Let me note that there are categories that will benefit not having a strongly, so don't think that spamming strongly agree or disagree will help your case. This is an example and it will be different but I think it helps in explaining the basic idea. There will no doubt be situations of similar voting patterns which will come down to how closely this reflects their nation, how long they have been voting and relevant dispatch info to suggest a real similarity.

I don't care if you only vote once or thrice, come down to the Edmundian Empire and check out our Political Compass Polls!

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

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