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Bienvenue au Canada - the non-crappy Region!

We are a constitutional democracy.
All decisions on how Canada is run are made on the LinkCanadian Forum, including embassy requests.

LinkMap of Canada

Residents can register as citizens on the forum. Citizens may run for delegate by declaring there, and agreeing to uphold our constitution. All others should keep below 50% of the delegate's endo count.

If you are a raider or defender, please note that we are a neutral region. All are welcome on a peaceful basis, but please do not use Canada as a base or staging post for military operations.

Please endorse the Delegate.


Embassies: Texas, 10000 Islands, The Maritimes, Forest, The North Pacific, Force, the Rejected Realms, Wintreath, The Kingdom of Great Britain, Greater Dienstad, Refugia, and India.

Tags: Casual, Democratic, Enormous, Featured, Founderless, Map, Neutral, Offsite Forums, Pacifist, Post-Modern Tech, Regional Government, Silly, and 1 other.Social.

Regional Power: Very High

Canada contains 168 nations, the 132nd most in the world.

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The Largest Insurance Industry in Canada

The World Census posed as door-to-door salespeople in order to establish which nations have the most extensive Insurance industries.

As a region, Canada is ranked 9,506th in the world for Largest Insurance Industry.

NationWA CategoryMotto
1.The Nasty Side of Child Care WorkersIron Fist Consumerists“Why spare the rod? Hit the Little Brat!!! ”
2.The Republic of BlasiuLeft-Leaning College State“💉🐊”
3.The Ferocious Cat Empire of Diabolical FelinesPsychotic Dictatorship“Nap First, Issues Later”
4.The Republic of The Cute PandaMoralistic Democracy“So kawaii!”
5.The Militaristic Republic of KiljaritFather Knows Best State“Ummm.....We'll think of one later”
6.The X-Confederacy of XartanAnarchy“Divide et impera”
7.The Republic of DaryaiNew York Times Democracy“ever forward”
8.The Pacific Western Corporation of Canadian AirlinesIron Fist Consumerists“We are Canadian”
9.The Republic of Wizards MooseInoffensive Centrist Democracy“The End of All Things”
10.The Emirate of Al MukallaIron Fist Consumerists“Yemen is hot.”
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Yes, very sorry to see Almonaster Nuevo has CTE'd Prometheus Projects
No, I'm sad to say I don't know what happened New Kildonan
If anyone does, please be so kind as to share, if you're able.
Yes, Sharpanistan, the nation and the player are not active in Nation States at this time, as far as I know.
Thank you everyone for your concern. We look forward with hope to Almonaster Nuevo's return.

Prometheus Projects wrote:Sorry to see that Almonaster cte'd

Yeah. I hope he'll return. :(

Sharpanistan wrote:cte’d?

Ceased To Exist. :(

~Bastiaan

I ceased to exist a couple of times myself so maybe he'll be back

Thank you Ngai Ti Empire for your visit and your thoughts. Always lovely to see you.

And New Kildonan, we are so glad every time you're able to come back!

Prometheus Projects wrote:Sorry to see that Almonaster cte'd

We all are. He’s such a staple of not only Canada but the wider NS world.

Come back soon, Almonaster, you're such a maple!

Stormaen wrote:We all are. He’s such a staple of not only Canada but the wider NS world.

I too ran into him in numerous places besides here. A level headed player always fun to game with. :)

Prometheus Projects wrote:I too ran into him in numerous places besides here. A level headed player always fun to game with. :)

I view him like a teacher: he's wise and experienced, firm but fair, and has endless patience with new and old players alike.

Hello Canada.
It's the ambassador from Force, here to shamelessly plug the Force Flyer, which is basically a summary of the stuff which has been going on in the region in the past month.
Basically a newspaper.
Read it here:

Issue XLV
Headlines
Backlash after refounding operation in TSSU, controversy in the Federalist Party Primary, a review of plant-based beef, the High Court's work this month, a territorial success story, and celebrating pride - all in this month's edition of The Force Flyer
Backlash over TSSU Refounding by Azerubia


On May 29th, our Union faced interregional backlash following a controversial operation that involved the refounding of The Socialist Syndicalist Union. TSSU was due to cease to exist because the Founder had banned all its members and password-locked it as a result of ongoing controversy there. It was for this reason that on the same day, an official operation to attempt to secure the region was made by the recently re-established Union Armed Forces. Simultaneously, a number of TSSU natives were organizing their own effort to try and take back the region, but Prime Minister Salibaic, the only one who knew about this, had forgotten to communicate this to the members of the Union operation. Following approval by the Founder, at 12:23 PM EST we successfully refounded TSSU. It would only go downhill from there.

Before any official statement could be released, it became obvious that the region had been taken by the Union because of the nation one of the operatives used. Acting Overseer of TSSU, Krovx Luxembourg, who at the time was also the Union’s Foreign Affairs Minister (under the name Krovx Belgium) quickly became aware of this. He approached multiple high-ranking members of the Union to ask them if they had taken the region from the natives. They originally disputed the accusations until an official statement was made by the Prime Minister, stating:

“Good Afternoon. The government would like to formally announce that our latest military operation has been a success. The former region of TSSU was captured today by a special command in UAF as part of a refounding operation. The government shall be going into formal talks with what is left of the previous government as their founder destroyed the region. Our proposal is simple: a referendum on the future of TSSU. In our negotiations, we hope to reach a just conclusion to this that both parties are satisfied with. Thank you.”

The referendum mentioned in this statement is what brought controversy. Originally the idea given by the Prime Minister was to hold a referendum on having TSSU possibly join the Union. Our government knew they didn’t have much of a chance of winning, but wanted to at least try since they knew the community was struggling and might need some help. That being said, holding a referendum could only happen if TSSU agreed to hold one. The Acting Overseer of TSSU agreed, conditionally (if his agreed), to hold one. Our government later admitted that holding a referendum was a bad idea and apologized for it. Krovx’s agreement though, came as a surprise, but a surprise that would bring bad news.

At around the same time, the Acting Overseer of TSSU reached out on the NationStates Leaders Discord to ask for help, saying we were forcefully trying to hold a referendum in TSSU. It seemed that we hadn’t made it clear that the referendum could have been refused which is why Krovx thought reaching out to more powerful leaders was his only option. TSSU gained support from some of the largest regions in NS, including The North Pacific, The West Pacific, The Pacific and the United Regions Alliance, who then issued a joint statement on the situation, asking our embassies to cut ties. Since our Founder had to leave just after we offered a referendum, no official statement could be issued, paralyzing Force and worsening the situation.

Following this, there was some OOC drama and since it could be its own story altogether, I’ll just provide a brief summary: In short, when Renegalle came back from his absence and realized what had happened, he responded inappropriately, not understanding the whole situation. After he realized his mistake, he tried to smooth things over with some jokes, but they were not well received and only made some people even angrier.

Due to these comments, a military operation combining the forces of The Pacific, The West Pacific and Europeia managed to kick New Legland from his position as World Assembly Delegate as a symbolic gesture. Since the WAD does not have any powers in Force, this did not gain much attention initially from the federal administration. What it did manage to do was instill fear in citizens of our states and territories, which had also been targeted by these attacks. This caused some regions, like Heart and RGBN, to distance themselves from the whole mess to stop the attacks. Some days later, I talked with Xoriet, who led the attacks, and condemned how our Founder reacted. After that, the attacks ended.

We recognize the many errors we made during this whole debacle and will work to try to prevent anything similar from happening in future. We apologize to TSSU for our actions, to every person who was hurt by irresponsible comments, and to our own citizens for our conduct. We hope to reform ourselves so we can put this behind us and build a better region. If you want to see the official statement released by us on the situation, you can find it Linkhere.

Elysium for Speaker / Renegallean Rights

Controversy following Party Primary Results by Greatest Elysium


On June 11th, the Federalist Party, Force’s ruling party, held a four-way primary for their nominee for Prime Minister. Incumbent Prime Minister Azerubia sought re-election, challenged by long serving Foreign Minister & RGBN President Krovx Belgium, House Speaker & former Heart FM Empire of Elysium, and Appalachia (better known as Nevertheless). Out of these three Krovx was a surprise entry, Elysium had campaigned in one message declaring himself an “alternative for Force”, and Appalachia merely stated he was anti-big government. The primary results led to an unexpected landslide defeat for the Prime Minister with Elysium getting 73% of the vote, Azerubia with 18%, and Krovx with 9%, Appalachia made a last-minute endorsement of Elysium. Elysium took an early lead which is believed to have caused less active voters to believe he was the front runner. As results started coming in, Elysium stated he wished to make Force a confederation and open relations with anti-fascist regions if he won. Namely he cited the Kaiserreich as the first region he wanted to see an embassy opened with. Former Federalist Chairman and DPM Sumeka rapidly came out against Elysium after his victory. After being declared the victor by Sir Salibaic, Elysium stated:

While I am honored to be nominated by this party I must refuse the nomination as I am in opposition to the very union for which the Prime Minister is to serve. I ran this campaign to raise awareness for confederalism, expanding relations with the MOST NOTABLE anti-fascist region the kaiserreich, and to give voters an anti-establishmentarian option. I believe I have successfully fulfilled all my goals and as such I do not need the premiership. I have spoken to the party leader, The Scottish Republic (Salibaic do to non scots speakers), and he has given me the power to declare Azerubia the party nominee. Thank you to everyone who voted for me and best wishes to azerubia to lead the party.

It was due to this statement that with 18% of the vote Azerubia was renominated. While at first folks thought this was the end of the affair, a few weeks later, when Azerubia nominated independent Lashnakia to become DPM the former Prime Minister Salibaic stated:

“I will no longer be supporting Azerubia for Prime Minister so long as his DPM is the dishonourable Lashnakia. Lashnakia tried to intimidate me for voting abstain and state I was disloyal. This is unacceptable and I shall not be talked down to by the government. I demand the government apologise immediately.”

Salibaic, who still holds great influence in the party, was joined in his statement by Elysium who stated “hear hear”. A few days later Krovx posted a poster telling people to vote him for PM and Elysium for DPM and the slogan “Get in the Fight for Regions Rights” emblazoned on the top of the poster. This has led some to speculate that there may soon be a major political party shift, although these remain rumors.

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A Review of Beyond Meat's Ground-Beef Substitute by Tigslarlowducken


This week, I felt compelled for some unknown reason to try the Beyond Meat-brand ground beef substitute Beyond Beef. Be it due to the aggressive marketing campaigns on TV and the Internet or just some sudden urge to try it, I succumbed to my curiosity and purchased a package. After preparing to the recommended instructions, I can definitively conclude that the product is not worth writing. I can say without exaggeration that the raw product smells as though it crawled out of a chemical plant, although it becomes less noticeable once cooked. The coloration of the patties themselves is passably close to actual beef. The taste, however, is not up to the standards of any commercial food product. The flavor had hints of its raw smell, as well as an unidentifiable taste that was neither pleasant nor abhorrent. The only way anyone could be fooled into believing that this product is meat would be to proceed to cover the patty in so many condiments that it not only obfuscates the taste but also the smell of this necrotic paste. I sincerely hope that this is not indicative of other so-called meat substitutes, but this experience has definitely dampened my inclination to try them considerably.

Conclusion: 2/10; They got the color and texture right, but nothing else. Would not recommend or force upon my worst enemy.

Before the Court by Battadia




Cases Reviewed

0

Constitutions Reviewed

3

House Bills Reviewed

0


In the past month, the High Court has reviewed three versions of the Heart constitution, one version of the Canterbury constitution, and one version of the CAD constitution. The CAD constitution was reviewed because of a flaw which limited voters to those who had been in CAD for a certain length of time, which was a violation of House Bill 61.

The Canterbury constitution was reviewed at the request of the Governor of Canterbury, and a small issue was found with the specification of rights. The Heart constitution was reviewed multiple times, with the first review pointing out many flaws such as grammatical flaws, and also dispensed legal advice. The second review had an issue with applying retroactively, which was fixed in the fourth and final review.

The Citizens’ Alliance of Democracy: A Territorial Success Story by West Kronisia


As the Archon of The Citizens’ Alliance of Democracy, I’ve been thankfully able to witness the astounding growth that the province has seen as of late. At the time of writing, CAD stands at 72 nations, a number beyond what I would have believed possible by now, when considering that until very recently, we hovered at between 15-18 nations almost all the time. I must first and foremost attribute a huge portion of this to the Union Government’s willingness to provide us with assistance in the form of recruitment. Without a doubt, this has made an undeniably large impact on our ability to grow.

However, it is also important for me to note that this is equally down to the hard work of my wonderful members of government, particularly Spirit Glaceons and Neo-Caduceo. Spirit or Moon, as we within the discord servers know them, has been unwaveringly diligent at running our Lovecraftian themed RMB RP, with the activity that provides undoubtedly attracting players to CAD. They have also done their fair share of manual recruitment, which is, as ever, greatly appreciated. Caduceo has also been an incredible friend as well as a hardworking Internal Affairs Director. Their work on bringing CAD’s dispatches into the absolutely beautiful works that they are, has been beyond helpful; there’s nothing like a beautifully formatted dispatch to attract new players. They have also been hard at work running manual recruitment for the region, and providing feedback regarding whether the recruitment telegram is working particularly well or not.
I would of course very much like to thank the individuals who have joined the region, as well. The fact that nearly 50 new individuals have looked at our region, and decided that they want to be a part of it fills me with such happiness. CAD is nothing without it’s people, they are our very lifeblood, and I can only repeatedly heap thanks upon them for choosing us above the myriad of other regions that exist.

I shan’t particularly sing my own praises, however. I have largely been focused on fixing issues with our constitution, and taking part in the RP, as well as occasionally remembering to make sure that the API recruitment is still running. I am merely glad to have been able to head this region into it’s new success; we have truly entered CAD’s golden age, and I have so many people to thank for helping us reach it.

As ever, Glory to the Citizens’ Alliance of Democracy!

Happy Pride! by Caduceo


If you've been here a while, you know the drill - welcome back to Caduceo's closet for the third time in a row, I'm here to tell you all about the Pride Month celebration of the Union of Force! As you may or may not know, Pride Month in the Union is dear to my heart as, like I've mentioned before, it gives me a little period of time in a year where I can express myself online and not feel too out of place, a sentiment which I'm sure a few other people around the Union share.

Last year, I mentioned how so much more people are celebrating Pride around the Union than the year before that, and the same can be said for this year, and I can't write a Pride Month article without mentioning the beautiful Gay Agenda - the club, that is. If you didn't know, Force's LGBTQIA+ club is called The Gay Agenda, one of the first clubs ever created and one that is active to this very day. Our fellow LGBTQIA+ members as well as the many allies we have really like sticking around the club, so to all of you, I am thankful for giving me and others like us a place to feel welcome and accepted.

I'm also so happy to mention that this year, FIVE of our Union's territories (including Force) flew a Pride Month variant of their regional flags, and I had the honour of having helped design three of them. I've always been so happy to see how many regions across NationStates fly Pride variants of their flag, and with CAD and Canterbury joining in this year, you can clearly see why I personally consider Pride the best event in the Union.

However, as you probably know full well by now, not everything is all sunshine and rainbows - the world is still, unfortunately, in a dark place. While light is slowly creeping in from various corners of the planet, let us celebrate Pride Month that same way - by glowing bright amidst this darkness we're all in, and let us guide those who might need the light at their darkest hour. Let me close this off by repeating what I said last year - be thankful, be loving, be human. This is your good friend Caduceo wishing you a safe and beautiful day!


Region

Nations

WA Nations

Most Nations

Force

135 (-9)

42 (0) =

145 (-5)

RGBN

137 (+2)

36 (-4)

146 (-8)

Citizens Alliance of Democracy

69 (+39)

5 (+16)

73 (+22)

Canterbury

29 (+14)

5 (+2)

29 (+11)

Heart

26 (-10)

7 (-3)

36 (-1)

The New Kingdom

26 (-1)

2 (+2)

31 (+1)

Hyperion

7 (-1)

0 (0) =

8 (-4)

Production Team for this Month


Renegalle - Founder, Editor
Azerubia - Prime Minister, Columnist
Greatest Elysium - Speaker of the House, Columnist, Advert Contributor
Tigslarlowducken - Chief Justice, Columnist
Battadia - Justice, Columnist
West Kronisia - Archon of CAD, Contributor
Caduceo - Columnist
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