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Ridgefield RMB

WA Delegate: The Hulkamaniacs of DiRito-Opolis (elected )

Founder: The Town of Ridgefielders

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Ridgefield is a small town that serves as the capital of the Meritocratic League, a politically-neutral organization characterized by mandatory World Assembly membership, unrestricted trade, and a sacrosanct community where the leaders of each member nation live and conduct diplomacy with otherwise distant members of the union.



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Originally settled in October 2010, reclaimed in January 2017.



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Embassies: Augustin Alliance, Cape of Good Hope, Conch Kingdom, Lands End, Narnia, Dawn, Anteria, The Union of Democratic States, and The East Pacific.

Tags: Game Player, Independent, Issues Player, Large, Offsite Chat, Regional Government, and World Assembly.

Regional Power: High

Ridgefield contains 68 nations, the 204th most in the world.

Today's World Census Report

The Highest Drug Use in Ridgefield

World Census experts sampled many cakes of dubious content to determine which nations' citizens consume the most recreational drugs.

As a region, Ridgefield is ranked 13,633rd in the world for Highest Drug Use.

NationWA CategoryMotto
1.The Most Serene Republic of EasinslandIron Fist Socialists“Convenience is Key”
2.The Free Social Republic of BolderdashCivil Rights Lovefest“What government? Oh, that one!”
3.The Galactic Country of GreenfeatherAnarchy“If it bleeds, we can kill it.”
4.The Most Serene Republic of Morwenst0wCivil Rights Lovefest“We are one, yet we are many”
5.The Constitutional Monarchy of HowvannaLeft-Leaning College State“Against the World”
6.The United States of Welfare WednesdayNew York Times Democracy“Equality for the lowest and highest.”
7.The Rogue Nation of United bluelineCompulsory Consumerist State“Become strong”
8.The United States of AntarcticaoNew York Times Democracy“I just want to see the world burn”
9.The Federation of InathInoffensive Centrist Democracy“Non ducor, duco”
10.The Royal-Red Peoples Republic of Union of Socialist Republic of The IsleDemocratic Socialists“A Party for the People!”
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Ridgefield Regional Message Board

In response to DiRito:

Mayor DiRito does have a point about this region being based on merit. However, in my mind regions evolve. We as humans guide ourselves on the path to greatness via generations with differing ideologies. It is time for a new generation based on democracy and the people instead of solely the mayor. This generation is plagued with corruption and disregard for the people’s interests. Let’s do this together.

-Speaker of the Council
A vote for Dave is a vote for Ridgefield

Antarcticao wrote:In response to DiRito...

I am inclined to disagree. Regions are founded with the purpose of keeping a theme. Changing it so drastically would go against this region’s intent.

Furthermore, I want to dispel the notion that I lead solely. I don’t. This is a body of representatives. Everyone is able to lead. The only difference between myself and others is that I am supposed to enforce the Code.

Having said that, I am open to change so long as we have an understanding that we can only mold it within the theme we have now.

The Rebels have taken the first Major City, Essen in the Eastern Part, the 54th Titan Division(armed with 20 Prototype Medium class Titans and 60 Prototype Scout Class titan) has been sent for their first battle

Have lost contact with the Special Forces.  A Military battalion has been sent in the quarantine the surrounding area and the nearby town

Good evening everyone,
I urge all my supporters and the people of ridge field to endorse me soon. You should do this if you want a voice in the inner working of the region. We are so very close to making this wonderful region even better. I guarantee to you that you will have a voice in *your* region. This is not his region nor is it mine, it is the people regions and we should only do as the people see fit. I wish you all a very good night and just know that I believe in us as a people to do this together.

-Speaker of the Council
A vote for Dave is a vote for Ridgefield

OOC

Many of you already know that I have a similar position to Antarcticao, and indeed we both have many ideas in common for the region, but things have gone a bit out of hand. I do not think that Dirito is a perfect mayor, we disagree on some things, but that doesn't mean we need to treat him like a tyrant. Dirito has done a lot for the region, helped me in getting into Nation States and I do recognize his effort to make the region a better place, constant WA recommendations, encouraging others to endorse our nations. I have opposed his bill against war but I'm not completely opposed to him, that being said, keep in mind I don't want to damage any relations I now have here, Antarcticao has used his speaker position to send regional telegrams in favor of his campaign, and even told me to accept government positions so his wannabe opposition party would have more representation in the government, this all seems a bit too immature to me. I have no personal bias against Dirito, I voice myself for him when I think he is right and against him when I think he's made a mistake, and this time Antarcticao has gone overboard, I stand with our Mayor.

-Republic of Barbossa

EDIT: I do recognize that the bit saying Antarcticao undendorsed Dirito was a mistake, pardon me, I retracted it, although I still believed the way he managed the situation led to undendorsements. I still have the same opinion.

Republic of Barbossa wrote:OOC

Many of you already know that I have a similar position to Antarcticao, and indeed we both have many ideas in common for the region, but things have gone a bit out of hand. I do not think that Dirito is a perfect mayor, we disagree on some things, but that doesn't mean we need to treat him like a tyrant. Dirito has done a lot for the region, helped me in getting into Nation States and I do recognize his effort to make the region a better place, constant WA recommendations, encouraging others to endorse our nations. I have opposed his bill against war but I'm not completely opposed to him, that being said, keep in mind I don't want to damage any relations I now have here, Antarcticao has used his speaker position to send regional telegrams in favor of his campaign, unendorsed Dirito, encouraged others to do the same(which will only damage our region's rankings) and even told me to accept government positions so his wannabe opposition party would have more representation in the government, this all seems a bit too immature to me. I have no personal bias against Dirito, I voice myself for him when I think he is right and against him when I think he's made a mistake, and this time Antarcticao has gone overboard, I stand with our Mayor.

-Republic of Barbossa

As I see ourselves as friends, this is slander. Many things in this statement are just not true. Most troubling is the statement in which you state that I unendorsed Dirito and that i encourage my supporters to do so as well. This is a false accusation. I am against unendorsing the current mayor and I am disinterested in intergovernmental politics. I stand for the people and no one else. Be aware that I do view the current mayor as tyrannical and that there should be change.

Also, I only encouraed you to take a position that doesnt have any real authority. It is under the Department of the Speaker not under federal control. It is more of a local position. As I see that you are displeased with my current actions, you are welcome to resign at any time.

In short, I have the regions best interests in mind and I believe in a democratic system of legislation. This is not our region for the taking, it is the peoples home, and the people should decide what goes on.

I am Speaker, and I approve this message.
An endorsement for Dave is an endorsement for Ridgefield

Antarcticao wrote:Democratic shenanigans.

“region’s interests”
Okay, but what are you proposing? More democracy? That is a no go. This is a Meritocracy and is not open for debate.

“tyrannical”
What have I done, besides show a short fuse at times, to be seen as authoritarian? If I need to enforce the vision of the region and the Code when someone threatens it and breaks it, then I will. You may see that as tyrannical, but in truth it is not.

“democratic system of legislation”
We have it. People can vote on referendums.

“people’s home”
Wrong. It is the capital of the Meritocratic League. A body of representatives. Why do you not get this?

The Ridgefield Town Council, as with any functional system of government, has a means of legislation and a means of enforcement. The enforcement arm is the Council itself, and is meritocratic in the sense that it appoints its members on the basis of perceived merit. However, due to the mechanics of regional delegates, it is also democratic--the representative holding the highest office in the Council is chosen directly by the people. The legislative arm consists of the town's population, for all laws and amendments must be passed by referendum. This, of course, is a purely democratic approach. Therefore, Ridgefield as a whole is both meritocratic and democratic, with a slant toward the latter. It also possesses an unchanging founder, but this is the case in all regions outside of the GCRs and a few other exceptions, and cannot be held against the region as proof of an authoritarian structure.

Ridgefield is not a tyrannical region. Tyranny would imply the use of power in excess, and to further the ruler's own interests over those of the ruled. Rather, it is a region founded on the principle of quality, and its officials have been charged with upholding that principle at all costs. Sometimes the cost is that we appear inflexible; others, that we lose a few nations. In truth, we are always willing to adapt and improve, but not by abandoning everything that sets us apart from the other twenty thousand regions in the world. Those who seek a formulaic way of life will never be comfortable here.

The problem that Ridgefield faces today is not unique to us. In regions around the world, since the beginning of time, governments have been dominated by a select few oligarchs who shift from position to position but never seem to relinquish their hold on authority. Sometimes this is because they desire control, but just as often it is because no suitable replacements have come forth. The competent players have been seduced by the promise of easy power in the feeders, or are spread between ten other regions, or have no interest beyond daily issues, or underestimate their own ability. The willing are unable, and the able are unwilling. The cycle repeats, and the region stagnates.

To make an outstanding government official, one only needs a few simple ingredients. The ability to follow clear directions, the ability to give clear directions, solid reading comprehension, and a certain amount of initiative and creativity are essentials. Without a doubt, many qualified people already call Ridgefield home, and a region such as this one should never be left wanting for the willing and able. To all residents, if you believe you have what it takes to be the Mayor, or the Judge, or the Speaker, come forward. If you are unsure, come forward anyway, and take a chance. I promise that as long as you take pride in your work I will be happy to work with you. This administration does not want to cling to power forever--we want to see new faces, innovative new ideas, and the effort and dedication to put those ideas in motion.

So, Ridgefield, there you have it. Candidates for office, proposed bills, and suggestions for the region's structure tend to meet resistance, but this is a test of their quality and durability, not an outright rejection. We want these things; we need them, to protect the community from stagnation and death. It is in your hands.

You know what's kind of sad?
Since I recently moved here, the nation count has jumped from 69 to 70.
I'm sure some of you meme-lovers get this.
Otherwise... uh.... hello then.

The 54th Titan Division has retaken Essen, but with heavy casualties(9 lost Medium Titans and 17 Scout Titans) as the Titans are less suited in urban combat. The 1st RLF(Rebel Liberation Forces)Army overwhelmed the outnumbered and cutoff garrison and divisions at the Far-eastern edges of the country. The 7th AFG Army has fought and defeated the 3rd RFL army in the Battle of Sein(300,000 dead for Gloryi, 650,000 for the Rebels). the 5th and 9th AFG Armies has been mobilized and sent to the western side to keep in under control while the 4th and 11th AFG armies has been sent to defeat the 1st RFL Army and retake the Far East.

Estimated Casualties of the Civil War

1.3 Million Dead- AFG
3.1 Million Dead- Rebels
50,000 Dead- Outside forces such as Mercenaries

Meanwhile.... the High Command has lost contact with the 2nd Specialized Biological and Chemical Battalion, but recorded footages shown fast, mutilated corpses attack and bite the soldiers. The Special Force "Charlie"'s Footage in the lab shown similiar humans attack. It was shown there was a hive mind like object in the Center of the Lab before the Soldier that recorded taken down while trying to throw a grenade at it, but multiple tentacles grab him and thrown him out of the room(which was covered with fleshy substances). The nearby towns and areas has lost contact with, the 59th Specialized Biological and Chemical Division has been sent in with the Information.

Estimated Infected

11700 Infected
(Note from Minister of Interior) This is an Estimation, but we haven't recorded any more zombie types, but mutations are expected that will turn the zombies into more specialized types, like the ones in those video games

Note: the story getting pretty good right?
Second Note: At every post i make about the scenario, i need somebody else to post something so it doesn't get suppresed

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