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Philosophy 115 RMB

WA Delegate (non-executive): The State of Telgan (elected )

Founder: The Eudaemonium of Dr George

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Board Poll Activity History Admin Rank

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 90th Most Nations: 116th Most Rebellious Youth: 1,046th+3
Most Cultured: 1,948th Largest Publishing Industry: 2,269th Most Armed: 2,304th
World Factbook Entry

We are the #1 region in NationStates for approaching life rationally without unfounded assumptions. "This is the region in which NS does its thinking."
Region Founded 10 February 2005.
Link Forum | Link Blog | Link Regional Anthem | Formatting Codes | LinkNSEconomy | LinkFlag Generator | LinkNS Dossier II

Historic ambassador exchanges 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.
Philosophy 115 does not usually participate in roleplaying or the raider/defender aspects of NS (Halloween is an exception).
Featured Region on 21 July 2009.



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    FactbookHistory by Dr George . 372 reads.

Embassies: Forest, Haiku, The Skeleton Army, Futaba Aoi, Scandinavia, The Commonwealth Of Furry Peoples, Nudist Dreamland, 10000 Islands, Free Thought, Gay, Argentina, Israel, The Respected Realms, Hippy Haven, The Maritimes, United States of America, and 49 others.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, Hippiedom, Portugal, Right to Life, A Liberal Haven, Union of Free Nations, Future Earth, Association of the Countries of the Free, The Peaceful Coffee Shop In Chicago, Philosophy 101, Bus Stop, Heaven, Regionless, FUR, The Dank Meme Alliance, The Iceberg Lounge, Donald Trump Land, Democritus, Buddhism, Realm of Unrestricted Science, LGBT University, Anarchy, Invicta, The Local Supermarket, Union of Allied States, Vermont, Union of Liberal Nations, The House at Pooh Corner, The United Liberal Imperialistic Faction, and Krasnaya.

Tags: Enormous, Feminist, Independent, LGBT, Liberal, Offsite Forums, Serious, Social, and World Assembly.

Regional Power: Moderate

Philosophy 115 contains 147 nations, the 116th most in the world.

Today's World Census Report

The Safest in Philosophy 115

World Census agents tested the sharpness of household objects, the softness of children's play equipment, and the survival rate of people taking late walks to determine how safe each nation is to visit.

As a region, Philosophy 115 is ranked 8,454th in the world for Safest.

NationWA CategoryMotto
1.The Tumbling Waves of Sunrise from the SeaLeft-wing Utopia“Ambassador from Nudist Dreamland.”
2.The Atypical Stoicism of XKI Emissary to Philosophy 115Left-wing Utopia“Stand to the Sea”
3.The Commonwealth of Central KadiganLeft-wing Utopia“We are free and happy; but poor as dirt!”
4.The Swirling Shining Splendor of Red Star of the WestLiberal Democratic Socialists“Better Red than Dead”
5.The Allied States of Xandia SwiftCivil Rights Lovefest“Sit Wonder Imagine Free-Think”
6.The Constitutional Monarchy of Kingdom of CambriaLeft-wing Utopia“Lorem Ipsum allof Brfs Triu Dipof Lort au Brtnki Sonx”
7.The Alföldi Grand Duchy of Jurioo-ZalgirisCivil Rights Lovefest“Ei ole üksi ükski maa”
8.The Most Serene Republic of United europe and russiazAuthoritarian Democracy“LONG LIVE THE SERENISSIMA REPUBBLICA”
9.The Democratic States of Stella StatesNew York Times Democracy“We are stars”
10.The State of TelganCivil Rights Lovefest“Bread for all ... before cake for anybody.”
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Regional Poll • Should there be an elected World Assembly's Delegate voted by Philosophy 115?

Poll called by The State of Telgan

Voting opened 12 days ago and will close . Open to residents. You cannot vote as you are not logged in.

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Philosophy 115 Regional Message Board

Poll: I don't have netflix! :D But I swear I do have a computer of sorts. I actually still own and borrow DVDs, and lend DVDs to friends and neighbours.

On WAD elections:

6 month terms or longer seem much more fitting for the region. 3 months are awfully short in NationStates time, especially for humans who work/study/take care of children/volunteer etc. and have other entertainment interests beyond this online game - which is much more desirable than the phenomenon you sometimes come across of one trick ponies, whose free time appears to revolve around NationStates. A 6 month term provides enough time for the endorsement shuffle necessary to get an elected nation effectively into place. 6 months would allow a person to read and get somewhat familiar with the mechanisms and tropes, while hopefully remaining above the WA bickering, lying, sycophancy and chest thumping. Negative for Philosophy 115 would be a delegate who gets easily roped into shady crap because they think they have to produce 'achievements' and 'pull their weight' interregionally before their short term is over. Negative for Philosophy 115, I believe, would be any delegate anxious to 'make an impact' within a short time frame. They'd be much more susceptible to fall for ploys from manipulators. These, sadly, abound in the WA arena. Positive for Philosophy 115 would be a delegate who doesn't need to scratch backs, because they have no interest in having their back scratched. Positive for Philosophy 115 would be a delegate with at least 6 months term and no external or internal pressure, except an expectation to sort-of-regularly vote.

Candidates could make it part of their platform how they would decide their votes. 1. Conscience. Easiest: WAD votes according to their own conscience. Optional: They post about how they have voted, and why. 2. Referendum. More complicated: WAD regularly posts new resolutions and takes directions from majority of WA members by means of polls etc. Which is a lot of effort, and in other regions you can see that responses are not always abundant. You can see that often, members are much more interested in using the RMB for other conversation subjects than the latest WA-whatever. 3. Conscience plus soliciting input. Compromise: WAD posts on RMB 'At present I'm voting for/against X, but am open to change, please post your opinions/arguments.' Drawback of last option: Delegate has to log in again within a short time frame to read input and possibly change their vote. All variants have advantages and drawbacks. Candidates should state which variant they can realistically deliver, or whether it's going to be a mix.

Active suffrage in election: Nations with WA membership in Philosophy 115. No exceptions. Otherwise, I could make 10 more puppets and get 11 votes. Must have maintained continual WA membership in Philosophy 115 for 30 days (or more?) at start of election.

Passive suffrage in election: Nations with continual WA membership in Philosophy 115 maintained for a minimum of 1 year at start of election. Makes sure that candidates are already a bit familiar with the site rules (prevents embarrassment), the jargon, the administrative mechanisms, the types of resolutions, the region and its members. Shows a commitment to the region. Keeps away showy busybodies with short attention spans.

Why on earth do I have all sorts of opinions on WA elections, if I have such a low opinion of WA interaction? I like the region Philosophy 115, and would like it to enact safeguards, so that people can have fun with democratic elections while keeping out a few of the most unpleasant NationStates phenomena.

The Rose wrote:Poll: I don't have netflix! :D But I swear I do have a computer of sorts. I actually still own and borrow DVDs, and lend DVDs to friends and neighbours.

On WAD elections:

6 month terms or longer seem much more fitting for the region. 3 months are awfully short in NationStates time, especially for humans who work/study/take care of children/volunteer etc. and have other entertainment interests beyond this online game - which is much more desirable than the phenomenon you sometimes come across of one trick ponies, whose free time appears to revolve around NationStates. A 6 month term provides enough time for the endorsement shuffle necessary to get an elected nation effectively into place. 6 months would allow a person to read and get somewhat familiar with the mechanisms and tropes, while hopefully remaining above the WA bickering, lying, sycophancy and chest thumping. Negative for Philosophy 115 would be a delegate who gets easily roped into shady crap because they think they have to produce 'achievements' and 'pull their weight' interregionally before their short term is over. Negative for Philosophy 115, I believe, would be any delegate anxious to 'make an impact' within a short time frame. They'd be much more susceptible to fall for ploys from manipulators. These, sadly, abound in the WA arena. Positive for Philosophy 115 would be a delegate who doesn't need to scratch backs, because they have no interest in having their back scratched. Positive for Philosophy 115 would be a delegate with at least 6 months term and no external or internal pressure, except an expectation to sort-of-regularly vote.

Candidates could make it part of their platform how they would decide their votes. 1. Conscience. Easiest: WAD votes according to their own conscience. Optional: They post about how they have voted, and why. 2. Referendum. More complicated: WAD regularly posts new resolutions and takes directions from majority of WA members by means of polls etc. Which is a lot of effort, and in other regions you can see that responses are not always abundant. You can see that often, members are much more interested in using the RMB for other conversation subjects than the latest WA-whatever. 3. Conscience plus soliciting input. Compromise: WAD posts on RMB 'At present I'm voting for/against X, but am open to change, please post your opinions/arguments.' Drawback of last option: Delegate has to log in again within a short time frame to read input and possibly change their vote. All variants have advantages and drawbacks. Candidates should state which variant they can realistically deliver, or whether it's going to be a mix.

Active suffrage in election: Nations with WA membership in Philosophy 115. No exceptions. Otherwise, I could make 10 more puppets and get 11 votes. Must have maintained continual WA membership in Philosophy 115 for 30 days (or more?) at start of election.

Passive suffrage in election: Nations with continual WA membership in Philosophy 115 maintained for a minimum of 1 year at start of election. Makes sure that candidates are already a bit familiar with the site rules (prevents embarrassment), the jargon, the administrative mechanisms, the types of resolutions, the region and its members. Shows a commitment to the region. Keeps away showy busybodies with short attention spans.

Why on earth do I have all sorts of opinions on WA elections, if I have such a low opinion of WA interaction? I like the region Philosophy 115, and would like it to enact safeguards, so that people can have fun with democratic elections while keeping out a few of the most unpleasant NationStates phenomena.

Content to go with this if all happy? Thanks for input The Rose

Hi guys, I'm just on here to ask for some advice.

I have a really bad issue with employment in my country (I have an employment rate of less than 50%!!!). Are there any specific things I can do to try and help with this issue?

Thanks guys :)

If employement is a goal, look for issues which nationalises the state economy and left wing policies. I have had high 90 per cent employment rates with policies which were focused on say the category of so called socialism or how this game classified it. The bonus with that is that it has no effect on the enviorment which some policies do such as mining which increases economic growth but destroys enviormental beauty.

Namiterne wrote:Hi guys, I'm just on here to ask for some advice.

I have a really bad issue with employment in my country (I have an employment rate of less than 50%!!!). Are there any specific things I can do to try and help with this issue?

Thanks guys :)

Speaking as a capitalistic nation...

It seems that your government controls more than half of the economy. An increased federal responsibility means less responsibility to the individual. If your nation is involved in a lot of welfare systems (which is only what I have guessed from viewing your nation's information), some of your citizens may not feel as motivated to change their ways, since the government gives them money without really doing anything.

Southern Alberdale wrote:Speaking as a capitalistic nation...

It seems that your government controls more than half of the economy. An increased federal responsibility means less responsibility to the individual. If your nation is involved in a lot of welfare systems (which is only what I have guessed from viewing your nation's information), some of your citizens may not feel as motivated to change their ways, since the government gives them money without really doing anything.

In terms of the game, however, slashing welfare doesn't appear to lead to higher employment. Your economy is quite good overall, but your employment rate is only 75%. I haven't looked into it that carefully, but the game mechanics appear to favor heavy government involvement in business.

There appears to be little in the way of any meaningful or significant correlation of state welfare to employmenet in the sense of a negative correlation - one goes up, the other goes down or vice versa. I suppose if welfare was 100 per cent contingent on unemployment then absolutely, we would - most definitely - see that. That seems, to me, a very tough and outrageous manner to form a welfare system. Even most capitalists would agree, even the the most committed to that ideological system. That said, I am sure some unthinking, amalgamated capitalist-eugenicists may "think" otherwise.

Greetings. Room for one more?

Saint-Roque wrote:Greetings. Room for one more?

I believe so good fellow

its been a while crocodile

Hey guys! Northern Alberdale here to tell you that you are all amazing individuals!
Don't stop believing and don't give up hope!

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