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WA Delegate (non-executive): The Republic of NovaTora (elected )

Founder: The John Lennon Utopia of Forever Fields

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 85th Most Nations: 249th Most Rebellious Youth: 342nd+22
Most Influential: 366th Most Cultured: 636th Nicest Citizens: 682nd Most Cheerful Citizens: 712th Best Weather: 736th Most Beautiful Environments: 738th Most Compassionate Citizens: 779th Most Inclusive: 1,001st Largest Welfare Programs: 1,094th Nudest: 1,151st Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,151st Smartest Citizens: 1,266th Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,427th Most Pacifist: 1,445th Most Advanced Public Education: 1,494th Longest Average Lifespans: 1,497th Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,693rd Healthiest Citizens: 1,740th Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,822nd Most Advanced Public Transport: 1,844th Largest Publishing Industry: 1,864th Largest Governments: 2,135th
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Established: 2012. In honor of Hippiedom & Hard Line Commies. A socialist, cannabis friendly region. Free clinics. Solar power. Organic gardens with fruit & nut trees, cannabis, opium, mushrooms, eggplant, chick peas, onions, tomatoes, melons & zucchini.
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LinkQuote of the Day:
ďI never think of the future - it comes soon enough.Ē
~Einstein

LinkFeature:
Hell's Bells

LinkMusic:
LinkSmoke Two Joints
LinkWhite Rabbit
LinkLegalize It
LinkResin
LinkHeathens
LinkGin & Juice
LinkWe Be Burnin'
LinkThe Reefer Song
LinkRainy Day Women
LinkBecause I Got High
LinkBlueberry Yum Yum
LinkChampagne & Reefer
LinkDon't Bogart That Joint
LinkOne Toke Over The Line

Our Manifesto: LinkImagine

Sister Region: Trav Khar

LinkFriendships: Philosophy 115 & New York


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Embassies: Hippiedom, Philosophy 115, the West Pacific, the Rejected Realms, Lazarus, Anarchy, Forest, Gay, Trav khar, Antifa, Hell, The Internationale, The MT Army, In The Flesh, One big Island, The Church of Eris, and 92 others.The Communist Beach, Marijuana Islands, The Hill, Futaba Aoi, Weed, France, Eastern Roman Empire, Communist International, United Federation of Planets, The Communist Party of NationStates, Suomi, Warzone Europe, Intelligentsia Islands, The Communist Region, Norway, Orias, The Hippiedom, The Heart, North Korea, WeedNation, Zombieland, Pepperland, United Socialist Republics, Du Maurier, The Atheist Empire, Eastern European, Australia, the democratic socialist union, Atlantis, Buddhism, The Rose Garden, Krillin, Devon, Future Earth, New Utopian World, The Bar on the corner of every region, A Liberal Haven, Bear Country, Avadam Inn, Red Army Headquarters, San Francisco, East of West, The Antichrist Trump, Dispatchia, The West Republic, The Leftist Assembly, International Debating Area, Homelands, Zen Buddhism, The Red Guards, The Popptart Empire, South Pacific, Especia and Meridon, The Embassy, Dauiland, Regionless, The Bunny Fire, The Federation of Anarchist Communes, Antichrist Superstar, Pacific Isles, The Keweenaw, Underworld, New York, Buddha, SECFanatics, Strawberry Fields Forever, Where the Wild Things Are, The Coffee House, Democratic States Alliance, The Bear Country, The Iceberg Lounge, The Church of Flying Spaghetti Monster, 1966, Crestline, Mar A Lago Club, IDA Parliament, The Nerd Union, C A R N I V A L, Democratic Socialist Alliance, The Great Universe, Worldly Debate Region, The Bates Motel, Great Sea, Los Angeles, The Southeast Asian Peninsulas, Argentina Community, Frikimanada, Gypsy Lands, The Commonwealth of the People, Purple Haze, Witch Coven, and Ebenezer.

Tags: Egalitarian, Liberal, Anti-Fascist, World Assembly, Large, Map, Social, Communist, Socialist, Pacifist, Eco-Friendly, and Feminist.

Regional Power: High

Hippy Haven contains 54 nations, the 249th most in the world.

Today's World Census Report

The Largest Populations in Hippy Haven

The following nations have the greatest number of citizens.

As a region, Hippy Haven is ranked 5,403rd in the world for Largest Populations.

NationWA CategoryMotto
1.The Federation of MikaclysmCivil Rights Lovefest“i luv saves the day!!!11!1111!”
2.The Community of St Stephen n CrittersLeft-wing Utopia“Gramen artificiosum ne fumisses”
3.The Wandering One of Warm IceInoffensive Centrist Democracy“All my life, my heart has sought a thing I cannot name.”
4.The Case of Mistaken Identity of FIorence MarieLeft-wing Utopia“No i'm not. I just pretend to be.”
5.The Free Land of Hopeless HippiesLeft-wing Utopia“Peace and love”
6.The Mr Tambourine Man of Sir Bob DylanLeft-wing Utopia“Oh, Jokerman, you donít show any response”
7.The John Lennon Utopia of Forever FieldsLeft-wing Utopia“Let me take you down Cos I'm going to Strawberry Fields”
8.The Kleptocracy of Old FerguastanInoffensive Centrist Democracy“Integrity has it's price”
9.The Galliars of GalliaCapitalizt“Gallia”
10.The Holy Orange Vaticanate of Orange PomanderTyranny by Majority“Ambassador from Philosophy 115”
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Regional Poll • What Languages can you speak?

The Empire of Tiguana wrote:Inspired by the freedom of language act, and the fact that (so far) we have 8 votes for, i thought it would be a great idea to see what languages you can speak. I used the top 12 languages spoken. It doesnt have to be fluent, just enough for you to get by in the country where its spoken!!! (Please put 2nd language you speak best) - Tiguana

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St Stephen n Critters wrote:I started out as a Latin teacher, but switched to media studies. The times they are a-changin'...
(but old Latin teachers never die ó they just decline)


Haha, that's very true. Latin is really a wonderful niche world in academia. It's relative in its importance. On one hand, from the perspective of detractors or people who don't see the value of studying Latin, it's a meaningless esoteric ivory tower. In comparison with the Latin learner and someone who hasn't, those who know Latin are often superlatively good communicators, because they have an abstracted, coherent logical system that accounts for 60% of English words and 90% of multisyllabic English words, and are also seasoned logical and critical thinkers, because Latin is more like a puzzle than a living language course. From the perspective of one who has learned Latin and knows it well, it is a joy. It's like having a secret or magical lens or filter through which the world can be viewed, when you want, and it connects a lot of seemingly unrelated things in our contemporary society, like science, medicine, law, literature, the arts, mythology, and communication. Even one who learned Latin long ago and has lost the language itself through non-use, you continue to reap the cognitive benefits of once having known it, because it lays the tracks for a system of pure logical exertion and linguistic awareness that "greases the wheels" for learning or succeeding in virtually anything else. I love it.

The cool thing is that it is only with a highly irregular and heterogenous language, like English, that it would be possible to have such a dead, ancestor language, like Latin. Many of the pitfalls that befall learners of English and bedevil native speakers don't exist in more regularized language that descended directly from one primary ancestor language, like Italian from Latin, or Lithuanian from Balto-Slavic, or Hindi from Sanskrit. Since our basic grammatical structure is Germanic, and our larger vocabulary words are from Latin and Greek, learning Latin (or Ancient Greek, for that matter) has the particularly salient feature of only focusing on reinforcing and qualifying the more technical, advanced words and syntactical structures, which are precisely the ones that are apt to elude the average person. Because English is a complex, awkward "genetic exchange" of Germanic and Latin influences, with a smattering of smaller, admittedly less integral infusions from other languages around the world, but the Germanic influences are ultimately the basic controllers of the operation, it is not readily apparent to the native speaker what the system governing a sizable minority actual, elegant English fluency is, i.e. Latin. Learning Latin gives you the other half of English for free, and does it in a one-size-fits-virtually-all manner, for Latin is a very simple language with a highly regularized, uniform grammatical structure and a smaller-than-average core vocabulary body, and yet it was so heavily mined in the Renaissance and centuries surrounding it for the vast majority of multi-syllabic words. In fact, here is the post with all of the Latin cognates or derivatives that I can identify off the cuff:

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Haha, that's very true. Latin is really a wonderful niche world in academia. It's relative in its importance. On one hand, from the perspective of detractors or people who don't see the value of studying Latin, it's a meaningless esoteric ivory tower. In comparison with the Latin learner and someone who hasn't, those who know Latin are often superlatively good communicators, because they have an abstracted, coherent logical system that accounts for 60% of English words and 90% of multisyllabic English words, and are also seasoned logical and critical thinkers, because Latin is more like a puzzle than a living language course. From the perspective of one who has learned Latin and knows it well, it is a joy. It's like having a secret or magical lens or filter through which the world can be viewed, when you want, and it connects a lot of seemingly unrelated things in our contemporary society, like science, medicine, law, literature, the arts, mythology, and communication. Even one who learned Latin long ago and has lost the language itself through non-use, you continue to reap the cognitive benefits of once having known it, because it lays the tracks for a system of pure logical exertion and linguistic awareness that "greases the wheels" for learning or succeeding in virtually anything else. I love it.

The cool thing is that it is only with a highly irregular and heterogenous language, like English, that it would be possible to have such a dead, ancestor language, like Latin. Many of the pitfalls that befall learners of English and bedevil native speakers don't exist in more regularized language that descended directly from one primary ancestor language, like Italian from Latin, or Lithuanian from Balto-Slavic, or Hindi from Sanskrit. Since our basic grammatical structure is Germanic, and our larger vocabulary words are from Latin and Greek, learning Latin (or Ancient Greek, for that matter) has the particularly salient feature of only focusing on reinforcing and qualifying the more technical, advanced words and syntactical structures, which are precisely the ones that are apt to elude the average person. Because English is a complex, awkward "genetic exchange" of Germanic and Latin influences, with a smattering of smaller, admittedly less integral infusions from other languages around the world, but the Germanic influences are ultimately the basic controllers of the operation, it is not readily apparent to the native speaker what the system governing a sizable minority actual, elegant English fluency is, i.e. Latin. Learning Latin gives you the other half of English for free, and does it in a one-size-fits-virtually-all manner, for Latin is a very simple language with a highly regularized, uniform grammatical structure and a smaller-than-average core vocabulary body, and yet it was so heavily mined in the Renaissance and centuries surrounding it for the vast majority of multi-syllabic words. In fact, here is the post with all of the Latin cognates or derivatives that I can identify off the cuff:

St Stephen n Critters, NovaTora, Jaya Karta, Tiguana, and 1 otherUnconquered Frontier

Panther Creek Nature Preserve wrote:I don't know if this counts or not, because it's gone, but I teach Latin at a high school, haha!

Nescio utrum hoc refert annon, quod decessit, sed Latinam in lyceo doceo, hahahae!

^or something to that effect....


Discebam linguam latinam in lyceo, but I've forgotten most of it so I can't finish the rest of the sentence. XD

Tiguana and Panther Creek Nature Preserve

Panther Creek Nature Preserve wrote:Even one who learned Latin long ago and has lost the language itself through non-use, you continue to reap the cognitive benefits of once having known it, because it lays the tracks for a system of pure logical exertion and linguistic awareness that "greases the wheels" for learning or succeeding in virtually anything else. I love it.


I don't know the fullest extent of this benefit you talked about, but I've felt a small percentage of it. i.e., after Latin, I didn't get to learn other languages with similar system like Latin, (probably like Russian, also with six grammatical cases). Recently I tried to learn Sanskrit and I doubt if my knowledge of Latin could help me.

I do feel that the etymologies comes so naturally, and in reverse, I could conjecture the definition of Latinate terms quite accurately, and/or see the connection with other languages. Like terms such as "ameliorative" and "pejorative"; I figured out they were derived from Latin words melior and peior, and then I knew those two words derived the French words meilleur and pire. But that's about it.

This makes me want to take up Latin again...

Panther Creek Nature Preserve and Unconquered Frontier

Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori?

(From a poem) XD at least i tried.

Can someome translate?

Unconquered Frontier

Tiguana wrote:Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori?
(From a poem) XD at least i tried.
Can someome translate?


"To die for the fatherland is sweet and beautiful/morally correct"

Panther Creek Nature Preserve

Jaya Karta wrote:Recently I tried to learn Sanskrit and I doubt if my knowledge of Latin could help me.

I do feel that the etymologies comes so naturally, and in reverse, I could conjecture the definition of Latinate terms quite accurately, and/or see the connection with other languages. Like terms such as "ameliorative" and "pejorative"; I figured out they were derived from Latin words melior and peior, and then I knew those two words derived the French words meilleur and pire. But that's about it.

This makes me want to take up Latin again...


I have absolutely no knowledge of Sanskrit, other than that it is related to the Indo-European languages via P.I.E., and as such has given rise to Hindi, Urdu, Bengali, Punjabi, and others. In that sense, Sanskrit is to India what Latin is to the Romance Languages. Having said that, though, I donít know how much equivalence there actually is between Latin and Sanskrit.

Panther Creek Nature Preserve wrote:I have absolutely no knowledge of Sanskrit, other than that it is related to the Indo-European languages via P.I.E., and as such has given rise to Hindi, Urdu, Bengali, Punjabi, and others. In that sense, Sanskrit is to India what Latin is to the Romance Languages. Having said that, though, I donít know how much equivalence there actually is between Latin and Sanskrit.


There's a fun answer in Quora!

https://www.quora.com/To-what-extent-is-the-Sanskrit-language-similar-to-Latin

tl;dr, they both have cognates, similar grammatical endings, and Sanskrit is more inflected and its verb are more complex than Latin.

And that sounds daunting.

NovaTora and Panther Creek Nature Preserve

Tiguana wrote:Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori?

(From a poem) XD at least i tried.

Can someome translate?


Wilfred Owen :) (like I've said before I love the ww1 war poems)

Tiguana

Unconquered Frontier wrote:Wilfred Owen :) (like I've said before I love the ww1 war poems)


Such a sad poem. Who knew words could change views on the war quicker than a bullet?

NovaTora and Unconquered Frontier

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