WA Delegate: None.
Founder: The People's Republic of Slarvainian
Last WA Update:
Today's World Census Report
The Highest Economic Output in The Natan Region
World Census bean-counters crunched the numbers to calculate national Gross Domestic Product. Older nations, with higher populations, were noted to have a distinct advantage.
As a region, The Natan Region is ranked 1,602nd in the world for Highest Economic Output.
|1.||The People's Republic of Slarvainian||Scandinavian Liberal Paradise||“Put down your greed and lift up your brethren”|
|2.||The United Provinces of Skartok||Corporate Bordello||“Nothing beside remains”|
|3.||The Benevolent Democracy of Replica Union||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“Imagination rules the world.”|
|4.||The People's Grand Republic of The United Kingdoms of America||Left-wing Utopia||“For Unity in the Kingdoms and Democracy for the People”|
|5.||The Queendom of Olive Lemon Drops||Scandinavian Liberal Paradise||“Drink Sweet Tea!”|
|6.||The Islamic Republic of South Gragastavia||Corporate Police State||“Patience is the plan for he who has no plan”|
|7.||The United States of Huks Gares 8||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“The best lack all conviction”|
|8.||The Republic of Blatzburg||Compulsory Consumerist State||“Sequere pecuniam”|
- : The People's Republic of Slarvainian appointed The United Provinces of Skartok as The Detained with authority over Appearance, Border Control, Communications, Embassies, and Polls in The Natan Region.
- : The People's Republic of Slarvainian appointed The Benevolent Democracy of Replica Union as The Detained with authority over Appearance, Border Control, Communications, Embassies, and Polls in The Natan Region.
- : The People's Republic of Slarvainian dismissed The Republic of Popcorngrabber4 as malpheywalphey of The Natan Region.
- : The People's Republic of Slarvainian arrived from Lazarus.
- : The Constitutional Monarchy of Bobberino5 departed this region for Birb.
- : The Republic of A Zazy Puppet 8 departed this region for Birb.
- : The Protectorate of 16th Regiment of Foot departed this region for Birb.
- : The Republic of Koalaified departed this region for Birb.
- : The Republic of Popcorngrabber4 lost WA Delegate status.
- : The Republic of Popcorngrabber4 departed this region for Birb.
The Natan Region Regional Message Board
Hi, it's a me again, Novemics, as Slovizem!
Glory to Slovizem, glory to our Tsar!
Don't mind me. Just your resident rogue state passing through. Definitely not Skartok's puppet.
Was six hours too late to prevent a CTE.
I'm also definitely not a Slarvainian puppet for RP reasons.
I'm the evershifting Novemics NS account. Though, this is more appropriate for me given our discord server.
2018 SKARTOKIAN PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION
A quick reminder from last year:
All citizens can cast one (1) ballot for the presidency. On it, the name of one candidate. At the end of the voting, votes are tallied and the candidate with the highest number of votes wins. The runner-up becomes one of the two vice presidents. The other vice president will be appointed after the election. That's all you need to know, so let's do this! The sitting president, William Stacey Padmore, is listed first, but after him, candidates are listed in order of party size.
WILLIAM STACEY PADMORE - CONSERVATIVE
-Incumbent President; running for second term (2019 will be second consecutive year in office)
-From North Karimek
-Former senator and business magnate
-Widely popular in southern provinces
-Supports government centralization
-Supports foreign investment with some limitations to protect Skartokian jobs
-Opposes tariffs (flip-flopped from supporting tariffs on domestically-produced but foreign-owned goods)
-Was unable to pass graduated income tax bill
-Was unable to pass big business subsidy bill
-Keep the Skartokian Military Great (Again!)
-Passed major military reform bill that unified command structures of each branches
-Appointed "Military Supremo" to oversee joint branch operations
-Passed (albeit narrowly) infrastructure improvement bill. Muh roadz.
-Allocated additional funding to Skartok's growing public school system
-Failed to pass standardized school curriculum
-Passed bill to reaffirming labor rights (chiefly limited to workday to ten [!] hours)
-Passed bill for agricultural subsidies
-Considerably more in favor of Shemiki than he was when campaigning; still promises neutrality
-"Crusty old geezer" that some think is too old for politics (Like Bernie Sanders, but senile.)
-Seen as jingoistic by some critics; proponents argue he's just a patriot
-Rumored to have caused a train to derail by rolling over in bed
-Accused of running a political machine; doesn't deny it (in fact, acknowledges that he is)
-Also very fat (350+ lbs)
HENRY PRESTON - REPUBLICAN
-Former Governor of Pevensey and President of Pevensey College
-Cousin of Senator George Preston (RP-North Karimek)
-Noteworthy for remarking, "I'll take all [Padmore's] s/h/i/t and still ask for more." Shame on his for using profanity!
-Managed to unite Wallayan and loyalist factions in provincial legislature to prevent
-Criticized for attempting to limit the garrisoning of loyalist troops in his province during the war
-Rumored to be a pocket Wallayan
-Created a system of public schools in Pevensey six years before Greenway did it nationally
-Greenway used Preston's model as a basis for the national system
-Aims to make Skartok's schools the best in the region
-Supports foreign investment; opposes tariffs
-Passed bill in Pevensey that reduces zoning restrictions
-Passed bill consolidating Pevensey emergency services; met with resistance from private purveyors
-Passed unemployment insurance bill for Pevensey provincial government employees and contractors
-Deployed militia troops to border with Eastbridge over border dispute
-Managed last-minute agreement when Cyrus Woods threatened to intervene with national troops
-Signed tri-provincial trade agreement with North Karimek and Eastbridge
-Markets himself (unsurprisingly) as "The Education President"
-Thought to care about very little besides education; seen as especially weak on foreign policy
-Thought to have sold out Pevensey to moneyed interests
-Failed to pass numerous bills amid obstruction
-Supports universal suffrage
-Reported to have remarked that he was actually "running for the vice presidency" (acknowledging that he did not think he would win)
RICHARD PERCY - PROGRESSIVE
-Former Military Governor of Granmont
-From South Karimek
-Favors strong restrictions on industry
-Wants to limit workday to 8 hours
-Wants to outlaw all forms of child labor (they should be in school!)
-Prefers provincial-driven school curriculum to national standards
-Supports term limits for all national-level elective offices
-Also wants to drain the swamp
-And wants to literally drain the swamp to fight malaria
-Endeavors to create region-wide cap-and-trade system
-Would prefer a system of appointment for most senators and assemblymen
-Wants to reduce legal protections for those suspected of a crime
-Wants to create a national crime agency
-Mildly in favor of tariffs
-Somewhat hawkish foreign policy
-Wants a Skartok free of undue foreign influence
-Gained some notoriety for being heavy-handed in putting down pro-Wallay demonstrations during his tenure in Granmont
-Thought to be willing to risk a war with Shemiki or the Replica Union to assert Skartokian independence
-Rumored to be a closet communist
-Actually allowed women to vote in provisional council election
ERNEST ABERNATHY - NATIONALIST-PURPLE PARROT
-Former assemblyman from Ravensfield
-Led band of irregular loyalist forces in civil war
-Gained fame since the war for being a radio preacher
-Opposes almost all foreign investment
-In favor of tariffs
-Aims to build up Skartokian manufacturing
-Skartok for the Skartokians
-Seeks to expand Skartokian sphere of influence, even at risk of provoking Replica Union or Shemiki
-Wants to establish classical Polatilianism as state religion (this is not a stretch - about 70% of Skartokians identify as classical Polatilians; another 22% identify as some other form of Polatilianism)
-Wants to impose strict immigration laws based in ethnic origin (white, chiefly) and religion (Polatilians only!)
-Interestingly, wants to legalize abortion
ERWILIAN ENFIELD - INDEPENDENT
-Current director of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs's Foreign Commerce Department
-Career navy officer (now retired from the military)
-Mentioned in passing that he wants to be premier
-Francis Fleetwood, minister of commerce, pledged to vote for him for president, though
For those of you who didn't see on the Discord, William Stacey Padmore won re-election and Henry Preston became the elective vice president.
Excellent. I know some people like doing newspaper clippings (In fact, I might do some myself), so I might suggest adding "news articles" as one of the suggested topics in the OP.
It's good to be home. It's really unfortunate that those over in the North Pacific seek to keep regions safe from raiders by destroying our right to self determination.
Since it was the North Pacific it appears like little will be done for recourse. These regions only respond to you if you're over a certain number. Natan encountered this for years.
Any way I'll cleanup and maybe this will happen again in two months.