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Free Coalition of Governments RMB

WA Delegate (non-executive): The Liberal Nutjob State of Kentath (elected )

Founder: The Very Stable Genius of Roosevetania

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 486th Nicest Citizens: 817th Most Compassionate Citizens: 906th+20
Most Cheerful Citizens: 1,018th Most Advanced Public Transport: 1,050th Most Rebellious Youth: 1,098th Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,223rd Largest Welfare Programs: 1,241st Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,242nd Most Pacifist: 1,288th Nudest: 1,359th Most Inclusive: 1,423rd Most Nations: 1,463rd Best Weather: 1,678th Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,698th Most Devout: 1,847th Largest Governments: 1,851st Most Beautiful Environments: 1,906th Most Advanced Public Education: 1,949th Most Cultured: 1,991st Most Subsidized Industry: 2,107th Healthiest Citizens: 2,182nd Longest Average Lifespans: 2,217th
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Welcome to The Free Coalition of Governments, founded January 21st, 2016, an open region for all nations, democratic to dictatorial. It is a place where every voice is heard.

Regional Announcements:| Post on the RMB! Recruit for the region! | We want YOU for the FCG Armed Forces!

Presidential election: 14 April 2018

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Questions? Ask Roosevetania, Tysoania, or Kentath for info and help!

Embassies: Atlantis, The Free Nations Region, The Embassy, POLATION, Gay, The Enclave Conglomerate, Future Earth, The Bar on the corner of every region, The Western Isles, Renegade Islands Alliance, The Straw Hat Pirates, East of West, Sweden, Bear Country, Avadam Inn, The Illuminati, and 33 others.Russia, The SOP, Non Aligned Movement, The Great Universe, Asiana, The Great NS Expedition Headquarters, Anarchy, Orthanc at Isengard, International Debating Area, Dauiland, Regionless, A Hole To Hide In, The Bear Country, Turkic Union, Silverhold, Gypsy Lands, Boston, Association of Liberal Democratic States, The Summer Region, United Council of Nations, Libertas Nova, Novo Brasil, United Nations Allegiance, Boston In Exile, The USSN, The united nations of liberalia, Forgotten Caribbean, Organization of United Sovereign States, Mitteleuropa, Coin Collecting Club, CISB, DC Comics, and Lardyland.

Construction of embassies with Estrad has commenced. Completion expected .

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Free Coalition of Governments contains 11 nations, the 1,463rd most in the world.

Today's World Census Report

The Most Average in Free Coalition of Governments

World Census staff took time out to pay tribute to those most overlooked of nations: the determinedly average.

As a region, Free Coalition of Governments is ranked 11,539th in the world for Most Average.

NationWA CategoryMotto
1.The Very Stable Genius of RoosevetaniaInoffensive Centrist Democracy“Build bridges, not walls.”
2.The Colony of New kentathInoffensive Centrist Democracy“Strength Through Freedom”
3.The Community of DarorwoDemocratic Socialists“I invoke the ancient power that I may return”
4.The Opposition of Democratic-ishNew York Times Democracy“I hate the Great Society Act”
5.The Undying Cult of Terra SalemDemocratic Socialists“Aere Perennius”
6.The Democratic Republic of PotstickerstanCivil Rights Lovefest“Potstickers are life”
7.The Grand Duchy of FarquaarFather Knows Best State“Marks For All!”
8.The Liberal Nutjob State of KentathCivil Rights Lovefest“the llama are coming the llama are coming”
9.The Liberal Northerners of Of the Democratic PartyCivil Rights Lovefest“Those who stay will be champions. -Bo Schembechler”
10.The Co-operative Republic of SaspianLiberal Democratic Socialists“Post Tenebras Lux”

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i guess so.

Hello- I would like to ask all WA member states to endorse me. I will endorse back.

Thank you!

I would also like to announce my candidacy for WA Delegate. With Tysoania stepping down from the role of president, this leaves Kentath as the WA Delegate, President & Vice President. This is a clear collusion of roles, and I would like to run for WA delegate and bring new faces into politics.

I would be willing to transfer my new presidential positions over to Roosevetania as vp and Potstickerstan as president. however if my delegate powers are usurped I would like to remain president.

Kentath wrote:I would be willing to transfer my new presidential positions over to Roosevetania as vp and Potstickerstan as president. however if my delegate powers are usurped I would like to remain president.

I do not care as much about being president as I would like to be WA delegate.

I would be fine with Kentath remaining president if I am appointed WA delegate.

I formally announce my candidacy for WA delegate. I would like to propose that an election is called for this position, and I implore the population of the Free Coalition of Governments to choose Potstickerstan

Hi and greetings from your friends in CISB.

For the second year in a row, we are running a sports RP; if anybody from Free Coalition of Governments would like to enter a team, please send a TG to Missisquoi as soon as possible. You don't need to know anything about baseball to join, all I need is three pieces of information:

(1) A name for your team;
(2) A name for your team's home stadium;
(3) An IRL country associated with your team (this will have a marginal, very modest, impact on the nationality of players created by the AI engine).

Actually, #3 is optional. But if your nation is modeled on an IRL nation or culture, it's fun to see a few players drawn from that country either on your team or on the opposing teams.

We ran a baseball RP last year within CISB, but this year is expected to be bigger and better than last year.

Opening Day will be March 29, and I'll be running the simulation in sort-of real time (the RP will run alongside the IRL baseball season, so we'll be looking at the end of the regular season in September 2018 with playoffs and a "world series" in October). There will be one division for teams from CISB, and another division for teams drawn from the rest of NS; the division champions will face off in the world series in October. This dispatch explains in slightly greater detail what we'll be doing.

Hope you can join us . . . ⚾️

The Most Serene Republic of Missisquoi
Commissioner of Baseball

Baseball Role Play

This dispatch is about the CBL (CISB Baseball League)

General Rules

1.1 Opening day is 29 March 2018.

1.2 The league will run a 162-game season, plus playoffs. This means the regular season will end in late September 2018; the playoffs will run in October 2018.

1.3 Currently, I envision there will be two major divisions - one for CISB member nations, and one for non-CISB nations - and two or more subdivisions of each major division. A representative of the CISB division will face a representative of the non-CISB division for the baseball championship sometime in October 2018.

1.4 All games and the entire simulation will be run on OOTP, which is an AI simulation engine for baseball that reports all kinds of statistics and information. The AI simulation date will correspond to the IRL date.

1.5 League standings will be posted weekly (more often during the weeks leading up to the end of the season) on Linkthe CISB Baseball website. Results of individual games may be posted sporadically, depending on how busy I am.

1.6 The Commissioner of Baseball has access to box scores and all sorts of other statistics and information generated by the AI. The Commissioner will use reasonable efforts to update the website regularly so that this information is available to all players.

1.7 Prior experience teaches me that re-coding the data generated by the AI into a format that will render nicely on NationStates is a long and tedious task. And a thankless one. So I will post data to an offsite website.

1.8 You don't need to know anything about baseball to have fun with this RP. Of course, if you love baseball, you are limited only by your imagination.

1.9 OOTP is a great simulation engine. However, setting up the league takes a lot of time and running it takes even more. Sometimes, I have tons of time on my hands. Other times, I don't. So while I will try my best to keep the standings and scores updated regularly there are going to be times when I fall behind. I apologize in advance for this.

1.10 Any League participant who has a copy of the OOTP software (OOTP '18) can have full control of its team. The Commissioner will send the team file, or make it available for download. With the team file, and OOTP software, the participant can edit player names, coach names, team logos, etc. And the participant can make managerial decisions (setting depth charts, lineups, pitching rotations, etc.). The Commissioner will let the AI engine run the teams of any participants who do NOT have access to the OOTP software.

Rules for Participants

2.1 The league structure will be fixed on or before Opening Day. Once Opening Day occurs, the AI will not permit any changes to the number of teams or the structure of the league.

2.2. The league is open to member nations of CISB and other regions not at war with, or hostile to, CISB.

2.3 To join the league, please telegram Missisquoi providing the following minimum required information: The name of your country; the name of your team; the name of your stadium. Optional information: an IRL country where your nation is located, or on which it is based - this affects the nationality of players generated by the AI engine.

2.4 The league has a one-team-per-player rule. You can use your main nation, or you can use a puppet, so long as you use only one team. We will use the honor system to enforce this rule; violators may be ejected from the league.

2.5 As an exception to Rule 2.4, the Commissioner may allow one or more puppets to be used as placeholders (especially early in the season) if necessary to avoid an unbalanced number of teams in a league or division. Priority is always given to "real" players - even late registrants - and so puppet teams may be summarily removed and replaced with "real" players at any time during the season, at the Commissioner's discretion.

2.6 If your nation CTEs, the Commissioner may immediately replace your team with one from a different player. That "new" player will inherit the CTE'd nation's place in the standings. So if you're in first place, or close to it, don't CTE.

2.7 Team names must not include obscene, vulgar, suggestive, offensive or defamatory words. The Commissioner has the final say on whether a team name is allowed. This means if I think it's offensive, you can't use it and you'll have to choose a different name if you want to play.

2.8 If you provide an email ID upon registration (or any other time), the Commissioner's office will use it for the sole purpose of sending game results and statistics either in HTML or PDF format. The Commissioner will not entertain chats via email.

2.9 All decisions by the Commissioner's office are final and binding.


3.1 What data is available from the AI? Scores (game results), box scores (which for the non-baseball players among us are summaries that break down in a specific format what happened in the game) and standings. From time to time, I might write a recap of Missisquoi's games. I encourage other nations to take on the role of preparing recaps for their own teams, or even a sports news broadcast for the entire league.

3.2 Baseball isn't a fast-paced sport like basketball or hockey. The season seems to last an eternity (162 games is almost 6 months). Therefore, don't be distressed or discouraged if your team loses a game, or three, or ten. Baseball teaches patience, and it teaches acceptance of failure. Remember, a batter who fails 65% of the time is a batter who is headed for the Hall of Fame. Baseball is game of failure, of trying again and adjusting.

3.3 I encourage all of you to take the data I provide and run with it. Write up your own summaries; write up your own newscasts and sports reports. Support your team, or criticize it. Demand the manager be fired. Cheer. Boo. It's up to you. I can provide data in HTML or PDF format, upon request, but if you think it would be cool to retype and code your team's data so it looks nice in a dispatch or on the RMB . . . run with it. I'm all in favor. I just won't have time to do more than I'm doing.

3.4 If you want specific names for your team owner, team manager, and a few of your players (limit: 5 baseball players per team) , just let me know . . . I will go into your team's roster and edit the name so that it appears as you want it. I can also edit the nationality of players too.

3.5.If you are nice to me, I might entertain requests to customize names for minor league teams in your team's system (otherwise automatically generated by the AI) and the color scheme for your team's uniform.

More later.

The Most Serene Republic of Missisquoi
Commissioner of Baseball

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Potstickerstan wrote:I formally announce my candidacy for WA delegate. I would like to propose that an election is called for this position, and I implore the population of the Free Coalition of Governments to choose Potstickerstan

what is with the power grab man? Along with the fact that we don't do elections for WA delegate.

Kentath wrote:what is with the power grab man? Along with the fact that we don't do elections for WA delegate.

You are the one who holds the vice-president and WA delegate positions, and about to be president. Maybe it is time to hold elections for WA delegate and bring True Democracy to the FCG.

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