WA Delegate (non-executive): The Republic of NovaTora (elected )
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The embassy with IDA Parliament is being withdrawn. Closure expected .
Construction of embassies with Warzone Europe has commenced. Completion expected .
Regional Power: High
Today's World Census Report
The Most Average in Hippy Haven
World Census staff took time out to pay tribute to those most overlooked of nations: the determinedly average.
As a region, Hippy Haven is ranked 14,160th in the world for Most Average.
|1.||The Democratic States of Rosrakoetya||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“The best lack all conviction”|
|2.||The Wandering One of Warm Ice||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“All my life, my heart has sought a thing I cannot name.”|
|3.||The Queendom of Lana Reaves||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“Voulez-vous coucher avec moi?”|
|4.||The Rogue Nation of Icey GreenLand||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“Once A Ghetto Kid, Always A Ghetto Kid!”|
|5.||The Republic of Spicy Kimchi||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“In Kimchi we Trust”|
|6.||The Mother Trucker of San Cannabis||Left-Leaning College State||“Eyes and ears open, black stacks smokin' since 2003”|
|7.||The Free Land of Earth risers||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“Live free”|
|8.||The Free Land of Nepli||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“It is better to conquer yourself than to win a battle”|
|9.||The Empire of Tiguana||Democratic Socialists||“The Sun Never Sets on the Tiguanian Empire!”|
|10.||The United Socialist States of Col Menaspith||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“Peace and Justice”|
Recent polls: “Who is your favorite Beatles?” • “Out of the following who is your favorite group/artist?”
- : The Most Serene Republic of His Noodly Appendage departed this region for The Kingdom of Great Britain.
- : The Free Land of Nepli arrived from The West Pacific.
- : The Rogue Nation of Many Puppets of the region Cargo Hold cancelled the closure of its embassy in Hippy Haven.
- : The Republic of NovaTora agreed to construct embassies with Warzone Europe.
- : The Empire of Jake Snake 3 of the region IDA Parliament ordered the closure of its embassy in Hippy Haven.
- : The Rogue Nation of I am in desperate need of help of the region Warzone Europe proposed constructing embassies.
- : The Oppressed Peoples of Otapse was ejected from the WA for rule violations.
- : The Free Land of XE-AA07 of the region Cargo Hold ordered the closure of its embassy in Hippy Haven.
- : The Queendom of Lana Reaves arrived from The Pacific.
- : Embassy cancelled between Warzone Europe and Hippy Haven.
Hippy Haven Regional Message Board
I find politics and sports influences mine a lot so green is good and a certain shade of blue is bad. Purely aesthetically, my least favourite colour is grey. Only time I've ever come across a nice grey, it isn't actually grey but silver. Don't mind elephants though lol. Aesthetically, still like green best and I like navy blue, almost black.
When I was little, I liked brown cos I was an overly soft kid and nobody I knew liked brown and I felt sorry for it... (this was when I was about 4)
This poll is so difficult! So many great bands/artists to choose from. I probably listen to The Stones or Dylan most, hearing Jimi always makes me smile, The Beatles or The Kinks are most likely to get stuck in my head, Led Zep are great if you just want to let loose and howl for a bit and nobody is as reassuringly disturbing as Pink Floyd...
I went for Cash even though I had a Lennon song in my head... Just actually prefer country music but a lot of them are great bands.
Been thinking about this game a lot. I like the chat on here but I'm really bored of the game itself, the checking stats and the questions which seem to repeat themselves. So I think I'll keep on chat and answering questions but only check my stats once a week rather than every night. Anyone else find the stats bit of the game a bit dull?
When I started with Nationstates in 2016, I would check the stats all the time, compare my countries with each other, etc... Now I do that maybe once every five or six weeks, and usually just out of boredom. I have a few stats that I care about with each nation, sort of its statistical "profile", but that's about it.
Kinda konfused how can the kinks have no votes. They out gunned all these others here consistently. You put up a 45 by your band and I will put a kinks 45 to prove the kinks are highest kwality and that is what kounts
This is a b-side for krists sake.
I Need You
🧐 The Kinks Khallange Kan you Kompete? 🤣
The Kinks are awesome! I've already voted with two nations for two (Beatles and Bob Dylan), but if I did a third it be for them. I've actually gotten to meet a few of them. Saw the Kast Off Kinks in London who happened to perform a song or two with Ray Davies, and saw Dave Davies on another occasion. The Kast Off Kinks are made up of former members of the Kinks not including the Davies brothers.
Our WFE lists includes a Kinks site; http://www.kindakinks.net/
Death of a Clown
I think you're exactly right. Small-C "conservatism" has that built in advantage. Strictly speaking, a conservative is one who merely wants to maintain (i.e. conserve) the way things are, and it's fundamentally easier to maintain something that already exists than to create something new or change things to become different than how they currently are (i.e. progressivism, which tries to progress to new things).
So it's harder, just on a purely functional or mechanical level, to try to change things than to simply leave things the way they are.
Having said that, why do conservatives inevitably have trouble? How do they not have a lock on power, simply by inertia? I would argue that, partially at least, it's because of two clarifying nuances: one, things don't actually stay the same. Nothing in human societies (or the natural world, for that matter) is ever a finished, completed project. Everything is continually changing and adapting. So, instead of simply keeping things the same, it's more of an insidious "change or die" parameter. Secondly, it happens that almost everyone who describes themselves as "conservative" doesn't actually mean it in the true sense of the word. Instead of being married to the goal of simply conserving whatever happens to exist at the moment, a better term might be "selective regressivism" (I know regressivism is not a word, but it we don't have a concept for it in English, so I'm using the Latin roots that gave us "progressive," "liberal," "conservative," "status quo" (which simply is Latin), etc...). This selective regressivism reflects the fact that most self-described "conservatives" actually want to reconstruct certain, ostensibly beneficial aspects of the recent past, which they believe will create a better future. This "recent past" is an inherently problematic thing, though, because that itself changes relative to the time you find yourself in. Today, no conservative (I'm not talking about right wing craze-balls here) would say that blacks and whites shouldn't be able to marry, but that would have been a conservative position if you lived in the 1960s, and it would have been something only a staunch liberal would try to change a hundred years earlier in the United States.
So while conservatism definitely comes with some built-in advantages, those very advantages, when played out longitudinally though time and space and across different societies, will inevitably fall victim to simply fading away, no longer providing an adequate solution for challenges that the world faces, etc. And as such, there aren't very many "real conservatives," at least etymologically speaking. I don't know if anybody except a supreme dictator or ruler would like to keep everything as is, with no change. You'd have to really be benefiting from and comfortable in the present moment.
Mostly, I'm only conservative when baked. That's something you want to just keep going, lol.
Did you click this spoiler? Are you reading this right now? Are you choosing too? Or are external factors beyond your control contributing to this "decision" you made? If you want to put your two cents in, please go to the Worldly Debate Region and vote!
You might as well... it's not like you have a choice... ;)