WA Delegate (non-executive): The Vast Unified Mangrove and Danish Tree Grove and Archipelago in the North Pacific Ocean of Ransium (elected )
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Embassies: Philosophy 115, Yggdrasil, the South Pacific, the Rejected Realms, Texas, Canada, International Democratic Union, The Federation of Anarchist Communes, Gay, Haiku, The Bar on the corner of every region, Democratic Socialist Assembly, Hippy Haven, Eladen, 10000 Islands, Portugal, and 11 others.A Liberal Haven, Norrland, Singapore, Winterfell, Oatland, Antarctica, The Region That Has No Big Banks, Sunalaya, Antarctic Oasis, Union of Free Nations, and Futaba Aoi.
Regional Power: Very High
Today's World Census Report
The Most Authoritarian in Forest
World Census staff loitered innocuously in various public areas and recorded the length of time that passed before they were approached by dark-suited officials.
As a region, Forest is ranked 6,247th in the world for Most Authoritarian.
|1.||The Technicolor Voidwalker of Vuoto Amore||Psychotic Dictatorship||“This is here. Oh, wait. No it isn't.”|
|2.||The People's Capitalist Paradise of DoNoHarm||Psychotic Dictatorship||“quae magis altum viditur”|
|3.||The Republic of Enviropia||Psychotic Dictatorship||“All for the environment”|
|4.||The Republic of Enviropower||Psychotic Dictatorship||“Justice, Piety, Loyalty”|
|5.||The Principality of Derafield||Psychotic Dictatorship||“Paradise”|
|6.||The Most Serene Republic of Altmer Dominion||Psychotic Dictatorship||“Behold...The Future. Behold...The Thalmor.”|
|7.||The Arachnate of Forniphiliac Limbo of Inabilis||Psychotic Dictatorship||“*SCREECH!*”|
|8.||The Divine Right of Mironus||Psychotic Dictatorship||“Light cleaveth unto Light!”|
|9.||The Armed Republic of Aengloland||Psychotic Dictatorship||“Terra viridi et amoena ultra”|
|10.||The Dictatorship of Hoochlandia||Psychotic Dictatorship||“There is too much SPANK business agwon”|
Regional Poll • Shall we open an embassy with The LCRUA?
Poll called by The Plant-based Collectives of Uan aa Boa
Voting opened 6 hours ago and will close . Open to all native nations. You cannot vote as you are not logged in.
Recent polls: “Shall we ratify The Rejected Realms - Forest Treaty of Harmony and Friendship?” • “What do you think about the proposed WA coalition? ”
- : The Constitutional Monarchy of Palatamorphia arrived from Norrland.
- : The Liberal Dictatorship of His Excellency of the region Communist Cartel proposed constructing embassies.
- : Briceducruix ceased to exist.
- : Radathe ceased to exist.
- : The Forest Ambassador of The Boani Diplomatic Mission departed this region for 10000 Islands.
- : The Plant-based Collectives of Uan aa Boa created a new regional poll: "Shall we open an embassy with The LCRUA?".
- : The Plant-based Collectives of Uan aa Boa rejected Spam's request for regional embassies.
- : The Empire of Captain Spam of the region Spam proposed constructing embassies.
- : The Commonwealth of Kramer Kingdom departed this region for The North Pacific.
- : Realm of arceus ceased to exist.
Forest Regional Message Board
I did pass (very) briefly through the region before I arrived in Forest. They were quite helpful to me as a new member, and they seem to be a very democratically-minded region, which I think is good.
With them as part of SWORD, they could be useful in the unlikely event that we get successfully raided, so I do think we should accept their embassy request.
I am all for their political views and they seem enthusiastic and polite. However I seriously dislike regions that keep dead regions as museum regions for whatever reason. It is no longer active so let it go. It is a serious dealbreaker for me. So if they disband their museum region(s) "sure" but as it stands "no"!
I've had them bookmarked for a while to peruse their RP stuff, but there's nothing much I can say of worth other than "Go for it".
Sorry, Left Centrist Right Unification Alliance? Ehhhhh like I'm inherently antifascist/antiauthoritarian so I vote against.
Good to have you back! :-)
Regarding the LCRUA, I applaud their leader for following proper procedure. However, looking at their RMB, it's just arguing over political ideology. Seeing as they are a prominent defender, I'm hesitant to push for embassies with them based on their current RMB atmosphere. I have no doubts to the sincerity of the message, and I wish their leader the best, but personally, I feel that an embassy with this region will not offer us the growth that a politically diverse region could offer us and that we all imagine appearing. I will be voting no at this moment in time.
I think you're absolutely correct. I know this term is extremely overused and become something of a watchword nowadays, but I think tribalism really sums it up correctly. It's the basic idea that "we" (whatever combination of social, political, economic, racial, sexual, religious, communitarian, professional, regional, or age-based groups happen to count for you) are right, not only because our ideas and values are better, but because we are us and they are not us. Furthermore, "they" (whatever of the aforementioned categories set you apart or seem contrary to your own standing within those categories) are wrong, not only because of their ideas and values, but because they are them and we are not them. The idea that the other group, race, age group, economic strata, religion, political label, etc is somehow intrinsically defective or metaphysically deficient is not only ridiculous and unfounded, it's also the very substance of so many of the "-isms," figures, and events from history that we universally disparage and would not want to live with or under.
More to the point, it is absolutely true: we are doing nothing of substance as a society to decelerate or deescalate the problems and divisions that have taken our society by storm and are continuing to develop and percolate throughout many different and seemingly unrelated facets of our contemporary world. The public world of communications and politics, which seem to be the nexus of everything, have also distorted the measure or the scale of possible positions that it used to be possible to occupy: there is no longer much of a gradient that runs from Far Left to Far Right with many shadings and areas of compromise in-between. Now, everything that isn't straight from the mouth of a Black Lives Matter activist is tantamount to active, KKK-like racism. Everything that stops short of immediate, widespread deportation of illegal immigrants is tantamount to opening the floodgates and inviting the world to overwhelm and destroy the country. Positing that maybe there is actually a biological basis for gender is misunderstood as being part of the straight-white-male-western-patriarchy, and saying that maybe people shouldn't be able to buy a semiautomatic rifle at Walmart is seen as wanting to set the constitution on fire and usher in a totalitarian government police state akin to 1984.
And it's all ridiculous. And stupid, and unthinking. And that kind of extremism and absolutism is one of the components that could break a fine-tuned system such as a representative democracy. When Julius Caesar and Pompey were having their problems and the Roman Senate was deadlocked and absolutely ossified and embalmed by partisanship and tribalism, nobody (except Cicero) seemed to think that those events could have directly led to the breaking of the Republic and the end of an era. And yet, Caesar crossed the Rubicon. I hope, as much as it sounds trite and poetic, that we don't cross the Rubicon, wherever and whatever it is. At this point, it's fairly clear that if everyone (I mean everyone, across the entire political spectrum) just took some Xanax and decided to plant a damn garden, things would settle back into a calmer and less intense pattern. For now, the institutions and the historical momentum supports a stable American state. If we proceed down this hyper-partisan, absolutist road, we will break the system that was designed without parties in mind and which depends on compromise and adherence to procedural checks and balances.
Our society could do with a bit more appreciation and reconsideration of the absolutely necessary and amazing role that bureaucracy and systematized government plays. We only criticize it because we don't know dictatorships, monarchical fiats, military rule, theocracies, totalitarian states that are true, real sh!tholes, terrorist anarchies, etc. Try the other systems on for size, and then complain about rigid, intricate rules and systems. They may be labyrinthine and prone to corruption, but that's a universal flaw of systems and of human nature, respectively.
I'm not the patriotic type, but I can say that collectively speaking, Western-style representative, liberal democracies are just about the best political thing humanity has ever created, and it would be a black mark against the people of our time if we simply threw it away or lost control of the vehicle.
I want to once more remind everyone that we currently have an opening at the Minister of Culture position as Mount Seymour has stepped down to work on the map alongside Calenmor and Areulder. As such, I have only received interest from one person and before I name them Minister I want to make sure that everyone has had the opportunity to get involved in Forest's government if they wanted to! If you are interested, send me a TG, otherwise, I'll be naming our new Minister of Culture tomorrow (~roughly 24 hours from now).