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Forest was Commended by Security Council Resolution # 219

WA Delegate (non-executive): The United Mangrove Archipelago of Ransium (elected )

Founder: The Kawaii Potoroo Habitats of Errinundera

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Most Rebellious Youth: 1,078th Best Weather: 1,205th Most Beautiful Environments: 1,445th Most Compassionate Citizens: 1,650th Nicest Citizens: 1,696th Most Cultured: 2,053rd Most Inclusive: 2,139th Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,158th
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Embassies: Yggdrasil, Philosophy 115, Europe, the Rejected Realms, The North Pacific, the South Pacific, 10000 Islands, International Democratic Union, Oatland, Democratic Socialist Assembly, Hippy Haven, Haiku, The Federation of Anarchist Communes, Texas, Canada, Portugal, and 18 others.Spiritus, The LCRUA, Eladen, Singapore, Winterfell, The Region That Has No Big Banks, Antarctica, Antarctic Oasis, The Bar on the corner of every region, A Liberal Haven, Union of Free Nations, Sunalaya, Futaba Aoi, New Western Atlantic, Conch Kingdom, The Leftist Assembly, Conifer, and Sonindia.

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Forest contains 650 nations, the 17th most in the world.

Today's World Census Report

The Most Developed in Forest

The World Census compiles a "Human Development Index" by measuring citizens' average life expectancy, education, and income.

As a region, Forest is ranked 6,829th in the world for Most Developed.

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1.The Snow-wreathed Commonwealth of FroenburgScandinavian Liberal Paradise“Never again! Hopefully!”
2.The Colony of ChilledsvilleAuthoritarian Democracy“Smile! It's not that bad!”
3.The Herrlich Wunderschön S-Staat of Valentine ZLeft-wing Utopia“Happiest place this side of Nation States!”
4.The Serene Highland Bluffs of Dest OritioLeft-wing Utopia“Jam heri, Jam cras, et non hodie Jam”
5.The Ecosocialist Federation of TaurideLiberal Democratic Socialists“Fieles a nosotros mismos”
6.The Democratic Island Federation of Frieden-und FreudenlandDemocratic Socialists“O brave new world, that has such people in't!”
7.The Undead Empire of WoolitaniaScandinavian Liberal Paradise“Lassen Sie mich Arzt, ich bin durch!”
8.The Tree State of CannibalandNew York Times Democracy“You are free, even to not be free”
9.The Utopian People's Republic of Love and NatureLiberal Democratic Socialists“We are part of nature, we are the vessels of love”
10.The Emerald Forest of EryndlyndCivil Rights Lovefest“Before grace, subsistence. Before nobility, survival.”
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Regional Poll • Embassy policy consultation

The Plant-based Collectives of Uan aa Boa wrote:There have been suggestions that we're opening too many new embassies that we don't then do anything with. At the moment we vote on all applications from regions which are 6+ months old and have 6+ WA members. All native nations can vote. This built into the constitution so it isn't easy to change.

Voting opened 2 days ago and will close . Open to all WA member, native nations. You cannot vote as you are not logged in.

Last poll: “Shall we form embassies with Sonindia? ”

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The Niceties of Normal Moral Constraints wrote:You will not question Model UNWorld Assembly Club. They wear ties and everything.

This post was repealed less than an hour after it was adopted.

Does anyone do MUN because this is good practice for writing resolutions in MUN and vice versa

Hey Forest! Happy belated NS Day from your friends in TNP! This cruise is great, but it's awfully sunny. Mind if I take advantage of your luscious trees to catch some much-needed shade?

Belated happy NS Day from TNP's NS Cruise! You wouldn't have any coconut trees around, would you?

SPF 50 wrote:Hey Forest! Happy belated NS Day from your friends in TNP! This cruise is great, but it's awfully sunny. Mind if I take advantage of your luscious trees to catch some much-needed shade?

Coconut Drink wrote:Belated happy NS Day from TNP's NS Cruise! You wouldn't have any coconut trees around, would you?

What is NS day?

Darths and Droids wrote:What is NS day?

I'm glad you asked! It is a holiday TNP celebrates to commemorate the foundation of NationStates!

Paper Umbrella wrote:I'm glad you asked! It is a holiday TNP celebrates to commemorate the foundation of NationStates!

You say 'belated'. What's the actual date of of the holiday? I wouldn't mind observing that myself.

Rejectionville wrote:You say 'belated'. What's the actual date of of the holiday? I wouldn't mind observing that myself.

The heptieth day of Octember.

Looks like the site went live on November 13, 2002. HISTORY

Good morning, Forest~

Mount Seymour wrote:

One hundred percent agreed. We need to reconsider how we handle embassies, because for a region that is all about sustainability, our current policy is not sustainable at all.

As far as changes to the embassy requirements go, perhaps:

- a "fast-track" to embassies for regions which have an eco-friendly tag and a precommitted ambassador, are over a year old, and/or have a WA population over 50 (or similar requirements), which would go to voting just like our current embassies;
- and a "slow-track" for regions which do not meet those extra criteria, which would have to be approved by the Foreign Minister/FK, would have a probation period with a reconfirmation (which I do support for all embassies regardless of other changes), would require a 2/3 majority in a poll, would require a Forestian to lodge a formal e statement in support of and explaining that support of embassies with them, etc.

I imagine this as being a sort of middle ground between our current criteria, raising our current criteria on who can become an embassy at all, and adding further steps to the process.

I do also think we should consider an artificial cap on the number of embassies we'll allow ourselves, even if it's just a conceptual and not a legal one.

While I'm not a WA member and cannot vote, I would like to express my support for both an influence/WA requirement on embassy polls and additional criteria.

Ruinenlust wrote:

EDIT: Re: Mt. Seymour:

I hadn't considered the idea of having two tracks for embassies. Actually, maybe three embassies, each appropriately color-coded by speed and societal convention. We could create a sort-of "middle tier" to regions that are not environmentally-friendly, but yet are significant or special in some other way, e.g. The North Pacific, Europe, the the_bar_on_the_corner_of_every_region, etc... They're not explicitly environmental, but they're certainly worth a different kind of consideration than broadly-unacceptable but technically eligible regions.

I. "Green Light Tier": for environmentally-friendly regions that meet all requirements. Standard approval process.

II. "Yellow Light Tier": for regions that, while not explicitly eco-friendly, are nevertheless worthy of special, case-by-case attention and interest. These can include massive feeder regions, historically-significant regions, or sinker regions, etc. This track might have as a requirement a pre-committed ambassador, reflecting that while we aren't natural roommates, like with Conifer, the special level of attention and prestige sort of overrides the otherwise-arbitrary connection.

III. "Red Light Tier": for regions that, despite technically meeting the objective criteria, otherwise do not present any natural or special case reason for consideration. These would subject to not only a pre-committed ambassador, but also a 2/3rd majority and perhaps special advocacy from someone or something to that effect. Certainly not impossible if it's "meant to be," but not something a half-hearted region trying to rack up a huge list of embassy regions can realistically expect to just fall into by technicality, either.

I support the idea of a multi-tier acceptance system. I'm not sure a WA count of 50 is attainable for most regions, and I don't want us to deter small environmentally focused regions with whom we could have had a positive embassy relationship.

I like Ruinenlust's three-tier traffic light system idea. It allows regions to show they're interested in a reciprocal embassy relationship without running the risk of appearing punitive.

In the event that there were additional requirements for voting, I'd rather they be available for both nations that have a certain (fairly low) level of influence and/or are in the WA; IMO, a system that ensures the continued ability of long-term residents to vote (whether or not they're in the WA) is the one that best maintains sustainability and stability in the region.

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