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Refugia is a jarringly stable, ruggedly independent, democratic group of eco-dorks in support of governmental integrity, human rights and unabashed environmentalism. Here, refugees become Refugi and make a better region for this world.

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Refugia contains 159 nations, the 127th most in the world.

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The Largest Trout Fishing Sector in Refugia

The World Census conducted frenzied haggling with fishmongers in order to determine which nations have the largest fishing industries.

As a region, Refugia is ranked 9,742nd in the world for Largest Trout Fishing Sector.

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1.The Endless Quest for Trout of ChatulaCorporate Police State“Hello, Catiania here”
2.The Kingdom of AkeshimaInoffensive Centrist Democracy“For the future”
3.The Most Serene United Kingdom of VikolandCivil Rights Lovefest“In unity, we find strength.”
4.The Rogue Nation of GansolandiaDemocratic Socialists“Honk honk”
5.The Kingdom of RaedorLiberal Democratic Socialists“With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility”
6.The Oligarchy of VystraniaInoffensive Centrist Democracy“We keep the peace, so that together, we may prosper.”
7.The Previous Digressions of Sniper SivCorrupt Dictatorship“*Pchoo* - hug!”
8.The Liberal Democratic Republic of NordviskaCivil Rights Lovefest“Honesty and equality triumph.”
9.The Republic of Cheap ThrillsIron Fist Socialists“I don’t need dollar bills to have fun tonight”
10.The Queendom of SapphinaInoffensive Centrist Democracy“Astra inclinant, sed non obligant.”
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Factory Farming is inherently cruel. This should be a no brainer really. I am in full support.

Sylh Alanor wrote:Hey everyone! Just gonna drop this in here. I totally spaced and forgot a GA proposal was going up to vote today. I've drawn up the IFV, but I would absolutely love some regional discussion on this. What do you think of the proposal? What do you think of my opinion in the IFV? Do you have some other things you'd like to have said or considered? Let me know ^-^

Factory Farming Ban

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In Factory Farming Ban, the author is attempting to ban factory farming, specifically defined as an industrialised system of producing commodities from farm animal where the farm animals are kept in unhygienic or crowded spaces or where the routine use of antibiotics and/or growth hormones are used on the farm animals to alter the natural process of things. The author states that factory farming is almost universally considered cruel and inhumane, something that even IFVs pushing for voting against seem to agree with.


There’s a lot of talk going around right now about how the definition of this isn’t proper, or all-encompassing when it comes to factory farming, and that should be reason enough to vote against. I don’t really buy that, if I’m being entirely honest. The definition might not be as tight as it could be, but at the same time, there’s nothing in this proposal that stops future resolutions from coming in and tightening up some of the holes that might not have been seen by the author at the time of the initial draft.

I said in the thread that I’d love to see meat-eating be forbidden entirely, but that this was a good step in that direction. I stand by that, understanding full well my ultimate wish would never come to pass in the current state of the GA. Even so, this is an effective way to stop, if not all, then most factory farming that is happening in World Assembly member states, and if people believe in the right of animals to exist in a space where they can be comfortable, even if their lives will ultimately end for someone’s sustenance, I see no reason to vote against.


As the resolution is soundly constructed and working toward a goal in line with our regional values, the Refugia Councillor of World Assembly Affairs recommends voting for Factory Farming Ban.

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When I first read the resolution I couldn't shake the thought that it was... Unfinished, somehow. Like the proponent wrote the first draft and just went with it. I definitely agree that the definition for Factory Farming is very vague, and some points in which it is specific actually harm the proposal more than help it.

But still, even though it's far from perfect, I'll be voting in favor of it without many problems. As you mentioned in the dispatch, there's nothing that stops this resolution from being updated in the future, and the cause is noble (and important) enough to earn my vote.

Nangka Refugia wrote:Quick animal fact: Fish

The bluefin tuna can swim more than 40 km/h.

There is no cladistic definition of fish.

The whale shark is the largest fish in the world.

Me: I should create a futuristic ancient Egypt but inspired by the foundation of Rome and 11th century Japanese warrior castes, haha
Also me, at 4 in the morning:
Also me, at 4 in the morning: butwhy.gif

I wish there was a delegate-only message board below the WA resolutions so people could easily find out why delegates have voted a certain way.

Vikoland wrote:I wish there was a delegate-only message board below the WA resolutions so people could easily find out why delegates have voted a certain way.

I think that would be cool, but I think it would be best if it was just their statements on the matter so we don’t get arguments there


Kariforunia officially has no military now. No government spending on it.

Time for Radical Pacifism

Valdonland reached one billion citizens! Hurray!

Valdonland wrote:Valdonland reached one billion citizens! Hurray!


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