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Forest was Commended by Security Council Resolution # 219

WA Delegate (non-executive): The Vast Unified Mangrove and Danish Tree Grove and Archipelago in the North Pacific Ocean of Ransium (elected )

Founder: The Cool Temperate Rainforests of Errinundera

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 10th Most Nations: 39th Most Influential: 287th+23
Best Weather: 409th Most Beautiful Environments: 461st Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 665th Most Rebellious Youth: 680th Nicest Citizens: 873rd Most Cultured: 901st Most Compassionate Citizens: 936th Largest Black Market: 1,070th Most Inclusive: 1,159th Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,178th Healthiest Citizens: 1,306th Smartest Citizens: 1,373rd Most Devout: 1,392nd Longest Average Lifespans: 1,413th Most Advanced Public Education: 1,498th Largest Welfare Programs: 1,563rd Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,680th Most Cheerful Citizens: 1,800th Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,824th Largest Governments: 1,857th Most Advanced Public Transport: 1,987th Most Pacifist: 2,035th Largest Publishing Industry: 2,083rd
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🌲 Forest welcomes all nations, especially those concerned with the environment.

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"The way a crow
Shook down on me
The dust of snow
From a hemlock tree

Has given my heart
A change of mood
And saved some part
Of a day I had rued."

~ Robert Frost



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    Constitution of Forest

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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.

Tags: Casual, Featured, Regional Government, Pacifist, Democratic, Eco-Friendly, Multi-Species, Commended, Offsite Chat, Social, World Assembly, Issues Player, and 2 others.Map, and Enormous.

Regional Power: Very High

Forest contains 290 nations, the 39th most in the world.

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.

NationWA CategoryMotto
1.The Technicolor Voidwalker of Vuoto AmorePsychotic Dictatorship“This is here. Oh, wait. No it isn't.”
2.The People's Capitalist Paradise of DoNoHarmPsychotic Dictatorship“quae magis altum viditur”
3.The Republic of EnviropiaPsychotic Dictatorship“All for the environment”
4.The Republic of EnviropowerPsychotic Dictatorship“Justice, Piety, Loyalty”
5.The Principality of DerafieldPsychotic Dictatorship“Paradise”
6.The Most Serene Republic of Altmer DominionPsychotic Dictatorship“Behold...The Future. Behold...The Thalmor.”
7.The Arachnate of Forniphiliac Limbo of InabilisPsychotic Dictatorship“*SCREECH!*”
8.The Divine Right of MironusPsychotic Dictatorship“Light cleaveth unto Light!”
9.The Armed Republic of AenglolandPsychotic Dictatorship“Terra viridi et amoena ultra”
10.The Dictatorship of HoochlandiaPsychotic Dictatorship“There is too much SPANK business agwon”
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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.

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Uan aa Boa wrote:OK everyone, it's voting time again.

This is an embassy request coming from The LCRUA and though I hadn't previously heard of their region I'll say this for them... they read the instructions linked from the WFE and followed them before they contacted me. This is extremely rare. Plus we recently decided we don't want to get pegged down in any particular part of the political spectrum and that seems to be what these guys are all about.

Hello, I am the founder of The LCRUA South Asians. My region The LCRUA would like to have an embassy with your region Forest. Here is a brief description of our region-
The LCRUA (Left Centrist Right Unification Alliance), the continuation of LCRUA. We are a region with the goal of closing the ideological gap peacefully, sharing culture and preserving freedom. We accept all ideologies in our region as long as we get along. We're also a part of SWORD, an interregional alliance put together to stop raiders. We are a perfect example of "Unity in Diversity" and "Direct Democracy" where citizens decides the fate of our region.
We would like to have an embassy with Forest to spread environmental awareness among our citizens. I hope that our request will be kindly accepted by you.

Founder of The LCRUA
South Asians a.k.a. LCRUA Founder

South Asians said they might send a puppet over as representation so watch out for that. I also noticed that Brummie Idealists briefly passed through this region on the way here, so they may have formed an impression.

So, brothers and sisters, go forth and vote!

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.

Left Centrist Right Unification Alliance
Love it XD

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"!

Uan aa Boa wrote:OK everyone, it's voting time again.

This is an embassy request coming from The LCRUA and though I hadn't previously heard of their region I'll say this for them... they read the instructions linked from the WFE and followed them before they contacted me. This is extremely rare. Plus we recently decided we don't want to get pegged down in any particular part of the political spectrum and that seems to be what these guys are all about.

Hello, I am the founder of The LCRUA South Asians. My region The LCRUA would like to have an embassy with your region Forest. Here is a brief description of our region-
The LCRUA (Left Centrist Right Unification Alliance), the continuation of LCRUA. We are a region with the goal of closing the ideological gap peacefully, sharing culture and preserving freedom. We accept all ideologies in our region as long as we get along. We're also a part of SWORD, an interregional alliance put together to stop raiders. We are a perfect example of "Unity in Diversity" and "Direct Democracy" where citizens decides the fate of our region.
We would like to have an embassy with Forest to spread environmental awareness among our citizens. I hope that our request will be kindly accepted by you.

Founder of The LCRUA
South Asians a.k.a. LCRUA Founder

South Asians said they might send a puppet over as representation so watch out for that. I also noticed that Brummie Idealists briefly passed through this region on the way here, so they may have formed an impression.

So, brothers and sisters, go forth and vote!

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.

IM BACK EVERYONE!!! I MISSED YOU ALL SO MUCH

Palatamorphia wrote:IM BACK EVERYONE!!! I MISSED YOU ALL SO MUCH

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.

Uan aa Boa wrote:Yet the thing about endlessly criticising Trump is that the deep domestic and international inequalities that Caracasus outlined weren't caused by Trump and won't disappear with his departure, whenever that may be. Valid though the criticisms are, there's a risk of building a narrative according to which Trump is the problem. Yes, having a Democrat in the White House, or indeed a Republican who didn't share Trump's many flaws and inadequacies, would be preferable, but the real problems are systemic and while people throw rocks at Trump they aren't talking about them.

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.

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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).

-Palos

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