As an old friend has came back to NationStates and Wishes to build a new Bunicken region of his own, I, The Emperador of the New Iron Order place recognition upon his region, The Greater Holy Reich of Bunicken to be the legitimate Bunicken region, as opposed to the New Reich of Bunicken, and now enemies of the state Wilhelm(selven) and his wife, Lady Morrighan.
Fascist Grande Colombia and United aragon
Announcement on the new flag
if any of you are wondering about that new flag i put up, it is a lot similar to the previous one(i liked it too), I did make some changes to make us a better cultured region, while preserving our identity as a region(Hence, the Borenzoist cross being on the flag still, and the St. Andrew's cross being the same design as the previous one).
Greetings everyone. This nation belongs to J o J, and I will be replacing my ambassador puppet with this nation because it will be taking over the role as Foreign Affairs Minister here in TNIO. I am honored that Greater New Hispanyoan Empire allowed me to step up to the plate for this role, and I will do my best to serve this fine region, a strong ally of J o J. As for the ambassador puppet, it will be sent to my puppet storage and military region J o Jian Military Network until it needs to be assigned to another region.
I, as the Emperador of the region, Recognize that ourselves, the people of The New Iron Order have had our differences and disagreements with the region of Nuevo amanecer, AKA The New Dawn for some time here, and i recognize these differences are a dispute over who has rights of succession to The Former Iron Confederacy. But it is time we put these differences aside for a greater Good, the fight against Degeneracy and those that wish to push it upon us to obey their globalist law. Which is great enough to willingly put such differences aside for a common goal, in which that goal is to fight a greater enemy, which we all know and despise, the commies and leftists, and their agenda that threatens all who wish to preserve culture and tradition.
Happy & relaxing summer to everyone! Well, as happy and relaxing as it can be during this COVID-19 crisis. Here in Finland, restrictions are slowly being lifted which means I can personally, at least, enjoy what life has to offer a bit more. I don't have to restrict my daily experience to indoors stuff & gardening or very quick trips to do the groceries, which mind you, had become rather tedious because of the safety pre-requisites. Not that I disagree with them.
As you noticed, some weeks ago I self-resigned from the position of Interior Director. While my personal desires and intentions to help this region go forward had remained the same as before in the start of my tenure, when I was a lot more active and productive, I found myself again and again unable to accommodate enough time to hold the position in a meaningful way despite my intentions, and as such, felt it the ethical and right thing to do to admit my inability to continue in the position and give room for someone else with motivation & ability and most importantly, time to spare, by resigning. I did not want to give any more promises that I would not be able to keep. No thanks.
I give my wishes of success & luck to my successor Dratonis, who inherits this position in the style it developed into during my tenure. If the region leaderships wants or is willing to listen to my inofficial advice on things given my experience in this site, I am at their disposal when I have the time to spare for it, though I have no interest to hold any consistent official roles for the time being.
As I like this region and have no need to retire this account entirely, I will remain here with you and act and "live" here in a normal citizen capacity from here on out, log-in when I can (don't expect routine activity), and on occasion post and talk on the RMB with you.
Thank you camarad Zordennox for sharing with us ! Here's my take-on.
1) I doubt the elimination of private enterprise & industry would be in the interests of the Fascist State. More akin to the utopian desires of Bolshevism. Capitalism gives efficiency -among others- in the economy, adaptation to supply and demand, flexibility to changing factors and variables. Rather, regulation of said enterprise through 3rd position corporatism to maintain it stays on the right path in the sociopolitical life of the nation.
the 3rd position, as a synthesis of left and right, would see elements of socialism integrated into the economic sector, welfare, social-related economic legislation etc. but, it would also recognize the merits of the right.
2) Church governs over the salvation of souls and represents the heavens, connects the people to the great beyond. the State governs over the fate of the nation here on Earth, connects people to their roots of origin from dust to dust. While from a moral standpoint it would/could seem positive to have clergy in control of the judiciary, the State has the better ability and people with better expertise to draft legislation and structure the judiciary in a way better equipped to solve legal problems & crime in which the Church's answers & routes of option would be limited by their scripture and theological frame(s), and they would be at a weaker position to recognize the broad picture and all the detailed factors which affect, and to give an appropriate response. In a way, matters of religion are simple, matters of law less so. Earthly relations are complex, divine relations unified in God's grace.
3) Militarism, a strong military, and healthy respect for the merits and honor of the military and those in its service is never bad, on the contrary desirable, but I would argue against Imperialism as a standard of operation. Other ways exist to show the power and aptitude of the State supreme, directions of approach that ultimately may just as well prove far more feasible in practice. Imperial power beyond one's own borders (traditional definition of Empire), is so much so more fragile, harder to maintain. Many large Empires fell through their own size, killed by their own expansion, buried under the weight of their structure(s) which the pillars of foundation could no longer support; excess weight tumbled down and brought the facade with it. One small puncture could be enough to have the Empire collapse on itself, one small problem will easily lead to another, and each in succession is larger than the earlier.
From a Fascist-moral perspective, all nations aware of their own meaning, race, identity, history, and culture should have a right to exist and forge their own destiny, pure and thus properly honoring of the root from which it sprang. For the people the ability to manifest love of nation within the frames of a sovereign and independent nation need not be taken away without proper reason, for those who understand the importance and value of these bindings, especially in this world of ours, are worthy of respect and the fruits henceforth provided by respect. A Nationalist understands the feelings of his fellow nationalist(s). Unless there are some real historical/cultural/linquistic/racial links existing, I find it hard to justify the invasion and occupation of foreign soil.
Mind your words; stalked to the point of terror the nationalist is, his heart of a man of family in the wrong place in the wrong time. Yet, time is not set in stone, our time is what we make of it, and our time will come.
This is not a post-wisdom pondering, only a modern to-the-past perspective. In the historical context, not all variations of Fascism have been expansionist by nature, some were content with maintaining what they already had gained much earlier instead of acquiring new. We can look at Falangist Spain in its early decades for example or the Estado Novo.
In any case, The expansion (and its potential) of a nation also depends on two important factors.
1) The strength of the nation itself.
Economic. A well-employed workforce with decent wages to maintain the monetary circulation of goods and services, good production, and good income for the state treasury from economic practices. The availability of resources such as energy, metals and minerals (also relating to Geopolitics in point 2), as well as food and arable land, and the capability to use them to extract them efficiently and refine them for end-products. It is also important to have a well-functioning money-system where everything goes to where supposed to, and there is no corruption present.
It is ideal if a nation is able to wage war and at the same time maintain reasonable standards of living. For a populace at war suffering from poverty & need is more likely to breed those individuals and groups "fed up" with the fighting and/or propagate defeatism.
Military. The number of manpower and the amount of modern/reasonable useable war-material at their disposal. Equally important are things such as effective and comprehensive training, good logistics and transportation, an efficient control and command structure, as well as a functioning intelligence and counter-intelligence system.
Social. The Unity of the nation during the time of war and the willingness of its population to wage war.
2) The Geopolitical location of the nation.
Terrain. For example, nations in mountainous/difficult-terrain regions are easier to defend and harder to invade. The natives and remnants of the military could easily go into hiding in the mountains and conduct long-term guerrilla warfare against the invaders. A nation that is landlocked with no access to the sea, on the other hand, would be more susceptible to maritime blockades in invasion-scenarios.
Alliances and pacts. If Finland were to invade the Baltic regions Russia probably wouldn't mind too much, but we would face the wrath of Nato and EU. If there are no alliances between nearby nations, it is easier to attack and succeed.
The Strenght of the neighbors. This goes back to number 1. Militarily weak nations are easy pickings, although a unified populace could mean drawn-out resistance. Equally, militarily strong nations may eventually fall due to internal turmoil.
So, while there are factors and questions here that any nation can develop there are equally important things like geopolitical strategic advantages that are not in that tight control for everyone, beyond control, spread unevenly. Especially when it comes to benefits from the terrain, or the mineral/resource wealth of nations. This is why, Imperialism, would work better for some who are lucky and worse for the rest, and that too is why I don't think it would be the best option if we want to discuss the question of how Fascism can strengthen the State (as seemed to be the case in the poll) from a general basis
Henceforth from these options, I would have to choose the first one. State-control over media.
Have you, camarada(s), stopped for a moment to actually think about the overall quality of the news we get? The shows we have on TV? Not only do we have fake news and fabrications, news that copies their information from other news-providers without fact-checking, but we also have redundant, stupid, and unnecessary news. The sort of news the folks in the future of the movie "Idiocracy" (you should watch it) would watch with great excitement.
I am talking of such sensationalist cancer like:
"Celebrity A got drunk in a bar with celebrity B, and they f*cked celebrity C behind the back of his current partner, who at the same time was secretly dating the rich ex-partner of celebrity A, who secretly suffered from a sex-disease which he got after an incident concerning a local politician."
And what about the TV? time to watch some keeping up with the Kardashians maybe? More rotting and superficial celebrity-worship, more brain-cancer.
Remember that we are talking about a Fascist State. This is not a state to satisfy someone's needs for "muh freedom", it is a state which is meant to elevate people, and sometimes to save them from themselves. Is it wrong for a Fascist-State to spread our morally and ethically superior virtues and values for the people? Is it wrong to mandate that media-content is rich and meaningful, with a side of entertainment and humor?
See, entertainment doesn't need to be dumb to be entertaining. For example, I really liked to watch a series where they built and tested medieval weapons. It was educational and fun at the same time.
Dumb entertainment is just to destroy the imagination of people. when I was a kid most of the kids' cartoons and TV-shows were actually pretty well-thought-out, naturally on a level with a kid's mental capabilities. I remember, We had a show where there was a man who tried different science tricks with comical results, a show where a group of friends traveled across the world in search of artifacts and treasures, visiting historical locations and landmarks and giving information about them in doing so, fighting some monsters and evil-people along the way so that virtue may be triumphant. Adventure, excitement, and learning.
Surely you know that the media alone is an extremely powerful tool, with a very large reach for a large number of people. You simply cannot give these tools to the hands of the private-sector, which often has its own motivations and agenda. You'll have the private-interests taking advantage of the media to spark conflict against the State's goals, at worst you'll have the media being used to incite rebellion and chaos. The Media knows what to do and how to do it, but is has no morals and no consciousness. Sensationalism for profit is the modus operandi in the mainstream media world of our current Democracies.
And what about consumerism? Media right now is one of the biggest factors why our brothers and sister are being slaved by the corporate fat-cats because it is being exploited by businesses for propaganda-advertising. Trust me, The Fascist television has no advertisements like they are today, lasting for freaking 10 minutes and occur 2 to 3 times per hour. Your brain is exposed to more marketing than you realize, and not realizing is the biggest threat. Your sub-conscious takes in everything.