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WA Delegate (non-executive): The Constitutional Monarchy of Kingdom of Cambria (elected )

Founder: The Pale Shadow of Dr George

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Most Nations: 248th Highest Crime Rates: 355th Most Rebellious Youth: 399th+18
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 600th Largest Publishing Industry: 722nd Most Cultured: 756th Most Influential: 927th Highest Economic Output: 935th Most Avoided: 1,261st Highest Disposable Incomes: 1,524th Most Armed: 1,540th Most Beautiful Environments: 1,562nd Smartest Citizens: 1,611th Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1,682nd Nicest Citizens: 1,686th Most Compassionate Citizens: 1,841st Largest Black Market: 2,031st Largest Welfare Programs: 2,215th Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,237th Most Advanced Public Transport: 2,302nd Fattest Citizens: 2,311th
World Factbook Entry

We are the #1 region in NationStates for approaching life rationally without unfounded assumptions.
Region Founded 10 February 2005.
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Ambassador exchange with:Free States of Gaia,Forest,Haiku,Gay,Futaba Aoi,The Atheist Empire,Hippy Haven,Scandinavia,Nudist Dreamland,Free Thought,The Bad Place,New Europe,Wonderful Paradise,Ulthar,The Maritimes,Konfoederation deutschsprachiger Staaten, Antichrist Superstar.
We are a proud member of The Philosophy Consortium!
Philosophy 115 does not participate in roleplaying or the raider/defender aspects of NS..
Featured Region on 21 July 2009.

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Embassies: The Skeleton Army, Forest, Futaba Aoi, Scandinavia, The Commonwealth Of Furry Peoples, Haiku, Nudist Dreamland, 10000 Islands, Free Thought, Gay, Argentina, Israel, India, The Respected Realms, The House at Pooh Corner, Hippy Haven, and 50 others.The Maritimes, United States of America, Deutschland, The SOP, Gay Equality, Groland, The Atheist Empire, The Sea Of Love, Eladen, Hell, Underworld, Nelborne Union, Texas, The Northern Lights, Konfoederation deutschsprachiger Staaten, Federation of Planets Headquarters, Equilism, The Alliance of Queens, The Rose Garden, The Socialist States of the Philippines, Kittens Sanctuary, Krillin, New Utopian World, Hippiedom, Portugal, Right to Life, A Liberal Haven, Union of Free Nations, Future Earth, Association of the Countries of the Free, Philosophy 101, The Peaceful Coffee Shop In Chicago, Bus Stop, Heaven, Regionless, FUR, The Dank Meme Alliance, The Iceberg Lounge, AEGIS Alliance, Donald Trump Land, Worldly Debate Region, Democritus, Istem, Buddhism, Realm of Unrestricted Science, LGBT University, Anarchy, Invicta, Europe but better, and Circle of Badularity.

Construction of embassies with The Local Supermarket has commenced. Completion expected .

Tags: Independent, Large, Liberal, Offsite Forums, Serious, Social, and World Assembly.

Regional Power: High

Philosophy 115 contains 54 nations, the 248th most in the world.

Today's World Census Report

The Most Cheerful Citizens in Philosophy 115

The World Census shared cheeky grins with citizens around the world in order to determine which were the most relentlessly cheerful.

As a region, Philosophy 115 is ranked 20,512th in the world for Most Cheerful Citizens.

NationWA CategoryMotto
1.The Pale Shadow of New Old New New YorkCivil Rights Lovefest“☆ Setting the pace since 4 June 2004☆”
2.The Socialist Federal Republic of CzechostanLeft-wing Utopia“Mmm... Czech, Please”
3.The United Imperium of RitterstaatInoffensive Centrist Democracy“The Phoenix settles our Past and enlightens our Future”
4.The Serenity of Visiting Queendom of MyselfNew York Times Democracy“Muffins, Mimosas, and Hugs”
5.The Pale Shadow of Dr GeorgeAnarchy“Founded 10 February 2005”
6.The Sorry Excuse For A Nation of Wolfgang von DeathLeft-Leaning College State“If Jesus walked beside you you'd take Lucifer's hand”
7.The Commonwealth of Central KadiganLeft-wing Utopia“We are free and happy; but poor as dirt!”
8.The Republic of Boogie ChillenScandinavian Liberal Paradise“Ain't no heaven, Ain't no Burning Hell”
9.The Swirling Shining Splendor of Red Star of the WestDemocratic Socialists“Better Red than Dead”
10.The Pale Blue Dot of Terra AmoreAnarchy“It's a fiendish thingy!”

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Philosophy 115 Regional Message Board

Sunrise from the Sea wrote:We have three nations with more than 30 billion citizens: Terra Amore 34.3, New Old New New York 32.1, Dr George 31.1.

I call fraud.
Pet rocks don't count as citizens.
They prefer to be referred but not labeled as "non-citizen stationary sedimentary nationals".

Leave a basket of flowers on the doorstep to celebrate May Day

Hey everyone! Recently in 10000 Islands we had a delegate switch-off, so transitioning everything has taken a bit of time. No worries! The most recent XKI update is here:

10000 Islands Emissary Update

Date: March/April 2019
Population: 1,116
Delegate Endorsements: 286

TITO Command

Has your region been invaded, or do you want to get in touch with TITO? If so, contact one of the following nations:
~Chief Executive: Markanite.
~Field Commander: Kanta Hame.
~Tactical Officers: Kortexia, Shy Guyia, Smugglers and Mercs (EF), Sorya.
~Executive Officers: Aschente, Hakketomat.

Election Season

March saw an unusually busy election season, with a Delegate election and a vacated Senate seat meaning that we'd need to hold a total of four contests. Islanders hoping for a hard-fought election with plenty of fireworks were surely not disappointed by the Delegate election, which featured Lower Columbia, The United Royal Islands of Euramathania, and Witchcraft and Sorcery.

In the first round of balloting, no candidate won a majority, with Lower Columbia receiving 3 votes, and United Royal Islands and Witchcraft & Sorcery each receiving 24, sending the election to a runoff. This runoff was one of the more intense elections in recent memory, with both candidates and their supporters campaigning vigorously on the forums, the RMB, and our regional Discord. Further, the runoff saw a live Delegate debate on Discord, which is perhaps the first debate of its kind in regional history. During the debate, the candidates made their case to the voters, exchanging competing ideas on foreign affairs, transparency and reform, and the R/D game. The runoff election was a real barn-burner, with the two candidates remaining within 3 votes of each other for virtually the entire 3-day runoff period. In the end, however, United Royal Islands carried the election, with 27 votes to Witchcraft & Sorcery's 22.

In the other elections, Twobagger emerged victorious against Hakketomat in the campaign to fill the shoes left behind by Sargon Reman, while Kuriko and Triora both ran successful (unopposed) campaigns for the other two senate seats. At the time of writing, the Council of Nine is as follows:

Chief Executive: Markanite
Delegate: The United Royal Islands of Euramathania
Ministers: Paffnia (Labor), Sargon Reman (Immigration), Tuga Nation (Education)
Senators: Jabberwocky (Senior Senator), Triora, Twobagger, Witchcraft and Sorcery*

Fun and Games in the Islands

While many Islanders were busy paying attention to the regional elections, others were enjoying the wide variety of regional games that 10000 Islands has to offer. March saw the newly knighted Mingulay Isle host a Cold War-themed Werewolf game, titled "WW63: Werewolves and Rockets." This game ended with the Americans securing their advantage in the Cold War, prevailing over the Soviets. Thanks to Mingulay Isle for hosting, and for everyone (guests and Islanders alike) for participating in a great game!

Also wrapping up in March was our region's take on nation creation competitions, the Fifth Annual Hahiha Contest for Nation Creation! Named for a prominent Islander, this contest had a total of 17 different nations vying to create the best (or least worst!) nation, trying to stay away from the bottom of each day's World Census Report. In the end, the Republic of Tikistan outlasted the competition, taking home the grand prize. Close behind were Mingulay Isle in second, and Neutrality United in third place. Congratulations to the winners, and thanks to Taco Island Charities for hosting, and to all participants for helping to ensure that the competition was a success.

Finally, our regional baseball league, the 10KI Baseball League, heads into its first ever postseason. The Maple Bats (from Cromwell Protectorate) emerged from the regular season as heavy favorites after rampaging through the regular season. The Peoples Players (True Pacific) and New Austin Express (The Texas Faction) also qualified for the playoffs, with the Sola City Bandits (Twobagger) juuuuust squeaking in to the last playoff spot. As of this writing, the Maple Bats and Peoples Players have advanced to the World Series, with the Maple Bats holding a 1-0 edge in the best of 3 series.

If you think playing games with friends sounds like fun, or if some of these games mentioned above have piqued your interest and you want to see what it's all about, or you just want to see your nation's name in articles like this one, why not take part in the games yourself? Most games are open to the public, including Werewolf games. Feel free to hop on in to our regional forums or Discord for information on how to sign up for the next round of games.

Around the Islands

March's Nation of the Month was none other than Free Earthian Yap, who is new to our forums and discord this month. Despite being new, Free Earthian Yap hasn't been shy about wading onto the WA part of our forum to debate some of the resolutions with other Islanders. Congratulations!

Also this past month, our University saw a bit of a revitalization under the direction of our Minister of Education (Tuga Nation). We've had a plethora of debate threads pop open, with Islanders weighing in on topics from the ethics of assisted suicide/euthanasia to whether or not recreational marijuana should be legal. A hearty thanks to Tuga Nation's Dragon for spurring activity in this oft-overlooked part of our forum!

Last, but certainly not least, Mingulay Isle has been knighted this month! Mingulay Isle has been ever-present on our forums and Discord lately, so it came as a surprise to no one when he was knighted. Congratulations to Mingulay Isle, our 110th Knight, on earning membership to this hallowed group of defenders.

A special thanks to all those nations endorsing me at this time!

The Tasmanian Islands,Oom,Wysrod,Laykeria,Srutututia,The Soylent Green Party,Colonel Terrosit,Kilenel,Blagaria,Dustwind,Greater Indica,Sellea,Tzo,New Udonia,Grelesh,Echocrimsonia,Generic Country Name That Is Available,The Empire of the Clarence,Freies Insel,Blogotopia,The Utah Federation,Old Atlantica,The Biggles Syndicate,Karlando,Esnua,Berzerkastan,Anisopterra,Monoflo,Gluebucket,Dovant,Jiria,Spesstopia,Jobsteria,Pinktown,Sygnafylki,Strandua,Naverria,North Atlantic Allies,Horpacha States,The Playa Wastes,Manlinesslavia,Adorable Kittens,Slaytania,Gewisse,Polar Peak,Godia Leiberiteria,Zeganas,Future of Mankind,Lower Phlebacite,South Proales,KJU Marshall,Free Land of Rebellium,Thuringen Hesse,The Iron Crown Order,Tijdtevelia,Auvilia,Zyrcrestia,Mastodonia,Anollasia,Crusakh,RussiaOne,DunNaGall,Palman,Avarice plutus inc,HN67,The Dwemmer,Erictom333,Aleg,Inberdia,Prudor,Muricasz,Cape Vessey,Parpaza,Northern African Sahara,Swag Chief Bubba Estate,Seranis,Nogalacia,Leship,Pax Athena,Lulabama,Republic of Liquet,Achiotopia,Hamletus,Cyppress,Flex Lexington,Creeptopia,Seantonia,Flying Eagles,Earth Federation,Tangora,Maalemzya,Fleidan,Wakazia,Kyrizstanislav,Isentran,Danyl,Ferte,Kebecois,Grimmywelsh,Govem,Futustan,Testa,Finswedeway,Iontan,Andreusz,Zulcanmaral,Manonmanistan,Whatapity,Lastrov,Jimaica,Rex Republic,Zeklandia,Hacame,Bone Appeh Yeete,Uprus,Samonaemia,Republic of Nutella,The Snake Brotherhood,West Gong Island,Grungerock,Coreras,Lucifersguardian,The Parandeam,Free Earthian Yap,Avenged Sevenfoldia,Brandenbourg-Anhalt,PYT,Rockerville,Grifopolis,Novegia,Freres La Cote,Tatithi,DEATH HOUSE,Stalorpreadum,Ananke II,Vivolkha,Armyansk,Megal,Techoligia,The Texas Faction,Polka Republic,Tobrana,The Grand Duchy of Alsatia,Kingakethaga Islands,Aspistania,Kanaia,Abonland,Cyrenean,Ris Areuhamen,Sovereign Research Concerns,Arvedia,Free Booze,Radicarcs,Krystalveil,Barkdull,Catalyzation,Fresem-Sherem,Argoslasia,New Gilboa,Flemingisa,Osterichia,Fadeaway,Spncrgmn,Luzaatia,Agile Footsteps,The Marcolinan Islands,Lamborghini Murcielago,Human Realm,Anima Lucet,New Maarssen,Ishkabibber,Alter Nox,Hamtown,Reinhartin,New pax islands,The Red Falls,Formic Republic,Bolter,Cretish free state,ClumsyCat,Matalino,Pal Lundelackcodan,Nabresh,Emanian Republic,Germanglia,Tanzoria,A Lee Project,Country 197,Greek People Nation,Vonotia,MikeLitorisRocks,Marbaq,No Self Checkouts,Fleeb,Swedish socialist assembly,Better Indonesia,Osito Libre,Greater deal lane,Lacuna,Snoozing Buffalax,Chip Skylark,Euphorialand,Gnuk,Indiciana,Tokunoshima,Belistien,Anambjign,Imbarien,Penguard,Tulcraz,Noyzistan,Helgrade,Gaintry,Opress,Hooklah,Zachais,Liberum Individua,Algutha,Leirkra,North Southumberland,Violetwick,Brookinsia,New Fania,Hawalius,Robloxica,Pannacheval,United Reich of Germany,Speransky,Hanatara,Sorchamei,Ironica Butterfly,Hexicore,Languiss Tam,Shreks Good,Yuropeans,Pyles Tis Kolasis,Stanoventland,Samaduria,Zambibia,The Istalri Islands,Scanislavia,Keltische,The Kangaroo Imperium,Dbruv,Marchandal,South and East Illyria,Greater New Amsterdam,Theme of Sicily,Vedrea,Hollo,Petalumadom,Wheelton,Lulingrado,Tycorn,Anigeto,Republic of Tikistan,Hellei,Serlone,United States of Kerthina,Davosas,Thangorodun,The Aurora Archipelago,Eastslavia,Shagaria and Magalia,Alexreich,Socialist States of East Antarctica,Hallakoku,Chillvale,Northern ravenlight,Silence must fall,Woonrocket,Supreme Order of Alberta,Kristlaand,Pinche cabron,Lotharya,Nooooooooooooooo,Unruliness,Harperians,Cybershield,Yaakovim Jacobis,Germanic and Jewish people,Tarski Robinson,Konkav,-Echolilia-,

And a reminder to all WA Nations not yet endorsing me:

Puffo,Windegos,Dillerdo,New Dracora,Grundyca,Potato Landia,Popesome,Iglesiasland,Fuchsastan,Sovkyn,The Perineum,A Meep Moop,Purple Administration,Killettland,Shrej,Kalaland III,Ered anor,Terra Reina,Cerb,Lonitz,Pavaro,Never Wonder-Land,United Archipelago New Europe,Newer Serbia,Realtra oighear,The Hashima Island Republic,Titanica,Democratic republic of pancakes,Removed from the eu,Gethuas,Duinhironia,Knarlia,Emmatus,Danes ans swedes and norwegians,Anaketra,Matterland,Lebenlauf,Tiagonia,Nova primia,Yungtopia,Punlords,Babritonstandmunkia,Condottieri International,Velzyna,Irabistan,Kazh modan,Krows kross,Instantaneous death,PanCan,Draconian Wagonites,Anarchic Economy,Adrithen,Heczpodtopia,Striped Tasmanians,Era Von,Edorask,Sunila,The Full Islands,The Great Insquidition,Social democracy97,Beiluxia,Pengu,Lampukistanische Union,Al-Keta,Stroulia,Amertiostan,Bevilla,North american eastern states,Strbrst,European union of europe,Catoshi,Austral Coast,Amor Libertatem,The peoples of the land of the emperor,Perzische Keizer,Delta Heavy,Wonderstrands,Panira,West Nep,Solleana,Libasol,Azo-Tarr,Bjornbygd,Faulknaria,The United States Of Net,Bobberian,Soldierstan,Tyranny of sam,The falkland and s sandwich islands,Anarcho-Capitalist Democracy,Galyksyken,Liberination,Castielitania,Kechlehem,North Palint,Torrasque,Newpol,Etorria,Impens Nymestansstan,Saarwald,United states of scientists,Mursilis,TheStitchedDollFace,EngiCorp,The Crummmy Land of Capitalism,SHASLAND,Arstotzkan Socialist Republics,Ignis Cinere,Temmiedatem,Hankertonia,Jhonshire,Japanen,Balist,Newelspand,Nuridia,Yugo-Bulgaria,De rand,Rupicapra,Burlage,Seleii,Lesboes,Nightlanders,Karlstejn,Vape nation 420 69,The nameless collective,Yaoshewan,Eames,Asplundh,Treyusa,Republic of Beamish,Myndithos,Western Lux Reavern,Wubestan,Yarlsberg,Bufflo Billy,The American Trinity,Lavize,Pozdow,Haptic Floe,The TerranRepublics,Embezzle,LordOd,Cityvile Town,Ceria Strora,Rosmensia,

Endorsements help keep our region strong and increase our voting power in the WA.
Stay Well, and All the Best;
The United Royal Islands of Euramathania
10,000 Islands Delegate

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Happy Mother's Day to all the matrilineal ancestors who have shaped (or warped) us to the way we are.

All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure. Mark Twain

Sunrise from the Sea wrote:All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure. Mark Twain

I know someone who has been quite successful living by this quip.

Red Star of the West wrote:I know someone who has been quite successful living by this quip.

Such a person has been known to rise to the highest position in the land.

Sunrise from the Sea wrote:All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure. Mark Twain

Explains a lot about recent political events.

What is a thought? If I pause in midsentence within my own internal monologue, is it 2 thoughts? If there is a slight pause betwixt each word in my monologue, is each word a thought?
Or is a thought one whole, complete sentence, or sentence-like construct? Must a thought have a defined beginning and end? What of the stimuli and circumstances and reflexes and instincts which accompany and prompt my thought? Are they thought components, or thoughts of their own?

I have accepted the Embassy request from The Local Supermarket. Technically, it does not meet the local requirements for an Embassy; however, I believe that the original Dr George would have accepted the invitation in the spirit of fun.

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