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WA Delegate: The Warrens of Panther (elected )

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 110th Most Nations: 137th Most Valuable International Artwork: 181st+3
Largest Black Market: 1,192nd Most Influential: 1,301st Most Cultured: 2,508th
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Climate : Tropical | Weather : Sunny | Wind : Southerly | Sea State : Calm


🌴 Welcome to South Pacific, a true paradise on earth 🌴

LinkDiscord | 🌐World Assembly | 🗺️Regional Map | 🏰Roleplay Map | LinkSouth Pacific News | 🎨Regional Banners

Famous the world over for our friendly locals, sandy beaches, beautiful weather, bangin' choons, and peace between nations.

Like the palm tree, we bend but never break.

South Pacific is NOT a Feeder Region
WA Members are required to endorse the Delegate Panther


🎵 Radio South Pacific 🎵
Edvard Grieg In the Hall of the Mountain King

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Election Date: 15th June
Founded: May 28, 2003

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In Remembrance of our Friend
🗿 The lepearchauns



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    Master Dispatch

    FactbookOverview by South Pacific Information Center . 627 reads.

  2. 19

    Pictures Of NationStates

    MetaReference by The Unified Missourtama States . 281 reads.

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    South Pacific Regional Map

    FactbookGeography by Panther . 1,443 reads.

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    South Pacific Banners

    FactbookCulture by Panther . 148 reads.

  5. 6

    Bikini Awards | N-Day 5

    AccountMilitary by Panther . 69 reads.

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    End of the Rainbow

    AccountCulture by Panther . 312 reads.

  7. 5

    Hall of Flags

    FactbookHistory by South Pacific Information Center . 65 reads.

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    Hall of Delegates

    FactbookHistory by South Pacific Information Center . 324 reads.

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    South Pacific Crocodile Pit

    AccountOther by Panther . 94 reads.

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Embassies: Dreamtime, 10000 Islands, the South Pacific, NationStates, belgium, Southfield, Kappa Region, Vatican, Conch Kingdom, Christmas, Philippines, and The Social Liberal Union.

Tags: Casual, Democratic, Enormous, Featured, Founderless, LGBT, Liberated, Multi-Species, Regional Government, Snarky, and World Assembly.

Regional Power: High

South Pacific contains 157 nations, the 137th most in the world.

Today's World Census Report

The Largest Publishing Industry in South Pacific

The World Census tallied social media complaints from students regarding overpriced textbooks to determine which nations have the largest book publishing industries.

As a region, South Pacific is ranked 3,967th in the world for Largest Publishing Industry.

NationWA CategoryMotto
1.The Warrens of PantherScandinavian Liberal Paradise“A King of Shreds and Patches”
2.The Union of DorigLeft-Leaning College State“Wolność, Rwność, Braterstwo”
3.The Federal Union of GuadalupadorCivil Rights Lovefest“On Istoria, Ome Populas!”
4.The Hopeful Laughter of The Voice of ARBLeft-Leaning College State“When asked what you do, say you laugh for a living”
5.The Sage Jungle Counsel of BagheeraLiberal Democratic Socialists“You have the word of Bagheera”
6.The Dancing Vanguard of Black SwansLiberal Democratic Socialists“A Rare Bird in the Land”
7.The Devolved Capital Empire of SplenaLeft-Leaning College State“Fore Phontai, Fore Emperi, Fore Ampiere”
8.The Nation of NorgiestoileckylockJInoffensive Centrist Democracy“Id rather die standing up than to live kneeling.”
9.The Union of EleuteriaNew York Times Democracy“Propter concordiam universalem”
10.The Republic of Bria Wores BobbaScandinavian Liberal Paradise“We Will Endure”
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South Pacific Regional Message Board

St Bonaventure, Welcome to beautiful South Pacific! This great land is home to beaches, marsupials, and a surprisingly low amount of money laundering; it is a wonderful place to call home!

It appears you might be interested in roleplay, so I invite you to check out the board of Dreamtime.

I also encourage you to look into the benefits and how-to of becoming a World Assembly member and endorsing our Delegate: >click here to learn<

In the meanwhile, feel free to relax on the beach. (I am sorry about Densaner's butt, I'd supress it and tell him to move to the nudist beach, but I'm too afraid to get close enough.)

Densaner wrote:Suppress this!

🍑

I did, but I thought better about it. I'm no bully. I'm very compliant.

Evening, humans.

How are you all?

Welcome to South Pacific, St Bonaventure and Kalmiria! I hope that you will enjoy your stay with us.

Pretty pumped that new stats are finally being implemented. I was excited by the announcement of their beta testing for new ones, and that felt like ages ago. Somehow, I have managed to be considered as having the highest Food Quality in the region, though presumably future technical tweaks will fix this error. Lingang appears to be the most Patriotic in the region. *salutes Lingang*

I believe this page shows the ongoing betas being tested. "Generosity" and "Ease of Commute" both sound interesting. Looks like, from the archive, that the other new proposed stat "Hunger" was rejected. I can't find the complete thread in Technical that originally discussed all of the potential stat changes that were in the works, but I believe there may have been a few more.

Panther wrote:Pretty pumped that new stats are finally being implemented. I was excited by the announcement of their beta testing for new ones, and that felt like ages ago. Somehow, I have managed to be considered as having the highest Food Quality in the region, though presumably future technical tweaks will fix this error. Lingang appears to be the most Patriotic in the region. *salutes Lingang*

I netted +1 gold badge with food quality!

For Patriotism, however, I'm practically dead last ranking at past 219000th place with only 0.72 flag salutes per day. But not all is bad for my patriotism stat, as I've actually had issue #930 ("Flag it down?") stored up for this beta release.

Furthermore, Patriotism is ranked as an independent stat, the same way as weather:

viewtopic.php?p=36456112#p36456112

And it being ranked the same way as weather is very good news for me because I am very good at weather:

nation=the_unified_missourtama_states/detail=trend?censusid=41

Panther wrote:I believe this page shows the ongoing betas being tested. "Generosity" and "Ease of Commute" both sound interesting. Looks like, from the archive, that the other new proposed stat "Hunger" was rejected. I can't find the complete thread in Technical that originally discussed all of the potential stat changes that were in the works, but I believe there may have been a few more.

In another of my useless trawls; here is a full list of all betas since they started allowing players to see them. I have struck through the betas that are not going to be added and bolded the ones that still may be added:

  • [001] Banning Religion affects Religiousness IMPLEMENTED

    Implemented: 3 years 183 days ago

    Proposed Change: Consider whether religion is officially banned when assessing citizen religiousness.

  • [002] Religion ignored by Scientific Advancement/Primitiveness SUPERSEDED

    Proposed Change: No longer consider religiousness when assessing nation advancement/primitiveness.

  • [003] Employment math fix IMPLEMENTED

    Implemented: 3 years 125 days ago

    Proposed Change: Correct mathematical error that prevents nations from displaying the correct workforce participation rate when it should lie in the range 52%-62%.

  • [004] Weaponization IMPLEMENTED

    Implemented: 1 year 205 days ago

    Proposed Change: Consider effect of compulsory military service. Reduce "gun explosion" effect whereby nations with more than 1 gun per capita tend to collect extreme numbers of guns. Reduce effect of opposition to Defense industry and anti-crime, especially when gun ownership is encouraged/mandatory.

  • {[005] does not appear to exist on its page anymore (or ever at all even be proposed?)}

  • [006] Lifespan IMPLEMENTED

    Implemented: 1 year 205 days ago

    Proposed Change: Major reworking of lifespan modeling. Less important: the environment, political corruption, and citizen niceness. More important: citizen health, economic strength, poor incomes, and government spending on health and welfare. Executing the elderly has less effect in nations where citizens rarely reach 65+ anyway. Brand new, ordinary-ish nations have lifespans in the high 60s rather than low 60s.

  • [007] Campaign Finance Law decreases Corruption & increases Integrity IMPLEMENTED

    Implemented: 3 years 125 days ago

    Proposed Change: Normally, less political freedom is associated with greater government corruption. This beta reverses that effect for legislation that specifically restricts the influence of money in government. It also includes Renormalization (beta 013), which monotonically increases all nations' scores that lie between 1.2 and 40.0.

  • {[008] does not appear to exist on its page anymore (or ever at all even be proposed?)}

  • [009] Rescale Authoritarianism IMPLEMENTED

    Implemented: 3 years 125 days ago

    Proposed Change: Change unit of measurement from Stalins to milliStalins, with 1,000 milliStalins per 1 Stalin, which provides greater granularity. Additionally, scale more strongly as nations approach zero. Together, this fixes a current problem where many nations score 0.00 Stalins despite having different levels of underlying authoritarianism. All nations will show large increases: those currently on 1 Stalin or above will show rises of approx. 100,000%, while those with fewer Stalins, particularly if close to 0, will show greater rises.

  • [010] Agricultural industries: Decrease effect of Environment IMPLEMENTED

    Implemented: 1 year 205 days ago

    Proposed Change: Reduce the multiplicative effect of environment on industry size in Cheese Exports, Trout Fishing, and Beef/Agriculture. This has flow-on effects to the broader economy, affecting all industries, government departments, and tax rates.

  • [011] Average Disposable Incomes (New) IMPLEMENTED

    Implemented: 3 years 125 days ago

    Proposed Change: A new World Census scale that measures average incomes after tax. For comparison purposes only, "Average Income" (pre-tax) is displayed below as "Old," although that continues to exist unmodified as its own scale (#72: "Highest Average Income"). Nations with no income tax show identical pre- and post-tax incomes, while nations with 100% tax rates show 0 income.

  • [012] Tourism IMPLEMENTED

    Implemented: 7 hours ago

    Proposed Change: Recalibrate the measurement of nations' attractiveness to tourists, with reference to environmental beauty, culture, safety, and national personality.

  • [013] Renormalization IMPLEMENTED

    Implemented: 3 years 125 days ago

    Proposed Change: Correct a flaw in a scaling algorithm that can cause displayed scores to move very rapidly within a particular window, despite only modest moves in the underlying value. Affects many scales to different degrees. This beta is not comprehensive and previews only the most significant changes. This is a monotonic change; i.e. it will alter scores but not ranks.

  • [014] Generosity (New)

    Proposed Change: Dedicated World Census takers posed as amputee refugee city beggars to measure national generosity.

  • [015] State-Owned Industry IMPLEMENTED

    Implemented: 1 year 205 days ago

    Proposed Change: Minor change to the weighting of internal factors when determining the proportion of industry that is private vs government-owned.

  • [016] Extend top and bottom range of Economic Efficiency IMPLEMENTED

    Implemented: 1 year 205 days ago

    Proposed Change: Allow Economic Efficiency rating to exceed 0-100, reverting to the system used pre-2016. Nations with scores between 0-100 are unaffected. This fixes a problem with very large numbers of nations hitting either extreme and not tie-breaking sensibly. There will be no theoretical lower/upper limit, but the plausible min/max is around -5/105. Nations' Economy rating on their front page and default Trend page are unaffected.

  • [017] Civil Rights: Drop tracking of crime-related freedom IMPLEMENTED

    Implemented: 7 hours ago

    Proposed Change: Delete inconsistent tracking of freedom relating to crime, which is currently measured in a redundant and haphazard way.

  • {[018] does not appear to exist on its page anymore (or ever at all even be proposed?)}

  • [019] Patriotism (New) IMPLEMENTED

    Implemented: 7 hours ago

    Proposed Change: Flags saluted per person per day.

  • [020] Hunger (New) REJECTED

    Proposed Change: World Census takers carefully assessed the cleaness of post-prandial orphan bowls to see which nation's hungry have the rumbliest stomachs.

  • [021] Food Quality (New) IMPLEMENTED

    Implemented: 7 hours ago

    Proposed Change: Professional food critics checked out thousands of restautants {[sic]} and home kitchens and called it "work", judging ingredient quality, creativity and diversity of food.

  • [022] Ease of Commute (New)

    Proposed Change: Blood pressures before and after the daily commute were measured to see how stressful it is to travel from one place to another.

Also, real excited because I get to add new pictures to my Pictures Of NationStates series!

So much fun everywhere!

Panther wrote:
Pretty pumped that new stats are finally being implemented. I was excited by the announcement of their beta testing for new ones, and that felt like ages ago. Somehow, I have managed to be considered as having the highest Food Quality in the region, though presumably future technical tweaks will fix this error. Lingang appears to be the most Patriotic in the region. *salutes Lingang*

I believe this page shows the ongoing betas being tested. "Generosity" and "Ease of Commute" both sound interesting. Looks like, from the archive, that the other new proposed stat "Hunger" was rejected. I can't find the complete thread in Technical that originally discussed all of the potential stat changes that were in the works, but I believe there may have been a few more.

*salutes lingang and travels to panther to try their exquisite cuisine*

The Unified Missourtama States wrote:
I netted +1 gold badge with food quality!

For Patriotism, however, I'm practically dead last ranking at past 219000th place with only 0.72 flag salutes per day. But not all is bad for my patriotism stat, as I've actually had issue #930 ("Flag it down?") stored up for this beta release.

Furthermore, Patriotism is ranked as an independent stat, the same way as weather:

viewtopic.php?p=36456112#p36456112

And it being ranked the same way as weather is very good news for me because I am very good at weather:

nation=the_unified_missourtama_states/detail=trend?censusid=41

In another of my useless trawls; here is a full list of all betas since they started allowing players to see them. I have struck through the betas that are not going to be added and bolded the ones that still may be added:

[spoiler]

  • [001] Banning Religion affects Religiousness IMPLEMENTED

    Implemented: 3 years 183 days ago

    Proposed Change: Consider whether religion is officially banned when assessing citizen religiousness.

  • [002] Religion ignored by Scientific Advancement/Primitiveness SUPERSEDED

    Proposed Change: No longer consider religiousness when assessing nation advancement/primitiveness.

  • [003] Employment math fix IMPLEMENTED

    Implemented: 3 years 125 days ago

    Proposed Change: Correct mathematical error that prevents nations from displaying the correct workforce participation rate when it should lie in the range 52%-62%.

  • [004] Weaponization IMPLEMENTED

    Implemented: 1 year 205 days ago

    Proposed Change: Consider effect of compulsory military service. Reduce "gun explosion" effect whereby nations with more than 1 gun per capita tend to collect extreme numbers of guns. Reduce effect of opposition to Defense industry and anti-crime, especially when gun ownership is encouraged/mandatory.

  • {[005] does not appear to exist on its page anymore (or ever at all even be proposed?)}

  • [006] Lifespan IMPLEMENTED

    Implemented: 1 year 205 days ago

    Proposed Change: Major reworking of lifespan modeling. Less important: the environment, political corruption, and citizen niceness. More important: citizen health, economic strength, poor incomes, and government spending on health and welfare. Executing the elderly has less effect in nations where citizens rarely reach 65+ anyway. Brand new, ordinary-ish nations have lifespans in the high 60s rather than low 60s.

  • [007] Campaign Finance Law decreases Corruption & increases Integrity IMPLEMENTED

    Implemented: 3 years 125 days ago

    Proposed Change: Normally, less political freedom is associated with greater government corruption. This beta reverses that effect for legislation that specifically restricts the influence of money in government. It also includes Renormalization (beta 013), which monotonically increases all nations' scores that lie between 1.2 and 40.0.

  • {[008] does not appear to exist on its page anymore (or ever at all even be proposed?)}

  • [009] Rescale Authoritarianism IMPLEMENTED

    Implemented: 3 years 125 days ago

    Proposed Change: Change unit of measurement from Stalins to milliStalins, with 1,000 milliStalins per 1 Stalin, which provides greater granularity. Additionally, scale more strongly as nations approach zero. Together, this fixes a current problem where many nations score 0.00 Stalins despite having different levels of underlying authoritarianism. All nations will show large increases: those currently on 1 Stalin or above will show rises of approx. 100,000%, while those with fewer Stalins, particularly if close to 0, will show greater rises.

  • [010] Agricultural industries: Decrease effect of Environment IMPLEMENTED

    Implemented: 1 year 205 days ago

    Proposed Change: Reduce the multiplicative effect of environment on industry size in Cheese Exports, Trout Fishing, and Beef/Agriculture. This has flow-on effects to the broader economy, affecting all industries, government departments, and tax rates.

  • [011] Average Disposable Incomes (New) IMPLEMENTED

    Implemented: 3 years 125 days ago

    Proposed Change: A new World Census scale that measures average incomes after tax. For comparison purposes only, "Average Income" (pre-tax) is displayed below as "Old," although that continues to exist unmodified as its own scale (#72: "Highest Average Income"). Nations with no income tax show identical pre- and post-tax incomes, while nations with 100% tax rates show 0 income.

  • [012] Tourism IMPLEMENTED

    Implemented: 7 hours ago

    Proposed Change: Recalibrate the measurement of nations' attractiveness to tourists, with reference to environmental beauty, culture, safety, and national personality.

  • [013] Renormalization IMPLEMENTED

    Implemented: 3 years 125 days ago

    Proposed Change: Correct a flaw in a scaling algorithm that can cause displayed scores to move very rapidly within a particular window, despite only modest moves in the underlying value. Affects many scales to different degrees. This beta is not comprehensive and previews only the most significant changes. This is a monotonic change; i.e. it will alter scores but not ranks.

  • [014] Generosity (New)

    Proposed Change: Dedicated World Census takers posed as amputee refugee city beggars to measure national generosity.

  • [015] State-Owned Industry IMPLEMENTED

    Implemented: 1 year 205 days ago

    Proposed Change: Minor change to the weighting of internal factors when determining the proportion of industry that is private vs government-owned.

  • [016] Extend top and bottom range of Economic Efficiency IMPLEMENTED

    Implemented: 1 year 205 days ago

    Proposed Change: Allow Economic Efficiency rating to exceed 0-100, reverting to the system used pre-2016. Nations with scores between 0-100 are unaffected. This fixes a problem with very large numbers of nations hitting either extreme and not tie-breaking sensibly. There will be no theoretical lower/upper limit, but the plausible min/max is around -5/105. Nations' Economy rating on their front page and default Trend page are unaffected.

  • [017] Civil Rights: Drop tracking of crime-related freedom IMPLEMENTED

    Implemented: 7 hours ago

    Proposed Change: Delete inconsistent tracking of freedom relating to crime, which is currently measured in a redundant and haphazard way.

  • {[018] does not appear to exist on its page anymore (or ever at all even be proposed?)}

  • [019] Patriotism (New) IMPLEMENTED

    Implemented: 7 hours ago

    Proposed Change: Flags saluted per person per day.

  • [020] Hunger (New) REJECTED

    Proposed Change: World Census takers carefully assessed the cleaness of post-prandial orphan bowls to see which nation's hungry have the rumbliest stomachs.

  • [021] Food Quality (New) IMPLEMENTED

    Implemented: 7 hours ago

    Proposed Change: Professional food critics checked out thousands of restautants {[sic]} and home kitchens and called it "work", judging ingredient quality, creativity and diversity of food.

  • [022] Ease of Commute (New)

    Proposed Change: Blood pressures before and after the daily commute were measured to see how stressful it is to travel from one place to another.

Also, real excited because I get to add new pictures to my Pictures Of NationStates series!

So much fun everywhere![/spoiler]

As for me I ranked 21 in the region for food quality and 143rd for patriotism in the region so Im not good in any of them

Sahcara wrote:*salutes lingang and travels to panther to try their exquisite cuisine*

As for me I ranked 21 in the region for food quality and 143rd for patriotism in the region so Im not good in any of them

Nor I do. I'm ranked 29th in the region for food quality and 59th for patriotism in the region.

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