WA Delegate (non-executive): The Galactic Federation of Andromedian (elected )
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Embassies: New Hyperion, International Northwestern Union, the Rejected Realms, Ainur, Canada, The Allied States, 10000 Islands, Equinox, Renegade Islands Alliance, the West Pacific, Paradoxia, The Coalition of Democratic Nations, Nesapo, Agora, Warzone Airspace, New Warsaw Pact, and 6 others.Nowhere, Warzone Australia, The Versutian Federation, Olympia, Lands End, and The Labyrinth.
Regional Power: High
Today's World Census Report
The Largest Retail Industry in Wintreath
The World Census estimated levels of employee ennui to determine which nations have the largest retail industries.
As a region, Wintreath is ranked 7,592nd in the world for Largest Retail Industry.
|1.||The Free Republic of Ponderosa||Anarchy||“Live Free”|
|2.||The Free Wasteland of Murrykkka||Anarchy||“Git awff muh dam' propertay”|
|3.||The Empire of The Anathema||Father Knows Best State||“The Emperor Protects...”|
|4.||The United States of Thalasus||Left-Leaning College State||“Freedom lies in being bold”|
|5.||The Military Republic of Cote Azure||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“You are not defeated unless you accept defeat”|
|6.||The Kingdom of Dawsinian||Capitalizt||“Carpe Noctem”|
|7.||The Federal Republic of Klugerland||Civil Rights Lovefest||“Unsere Freiheitswillen erfüllt werden”|
|8.||The Corporate Superpower of Club Stoic||Father Knows Best State||“Business before business.”|
|9.||The Dominion of Farklore||Iron Fist Consumerists||“Death to the barbarian!”|
|10.||The Commonwealth of Bromford||Liberal Democratic Socialists||“Stability, Predictability, Bureaucracy”|
Last poll: “Best Large EU Country”
- : Gaianon ceased to exist.
- : The Republic of Neo Anzoategui arrived from 10000 Islands.
- : The Kingdom of Catholic Israelia departed this region for United Kingdom.
- : The Kingdom of Catholic Israelia arrived from The North Pacific.
- : The Democratic Republic of Amon-hen departed this region for Belen.
- : The Dictatorship of Blood Republic departed this region for The Invaders.
- : The Dictatorship of Blood Republic arrived from The Pacific.
- : The Republic of Bamford arrived from Osiris.
- : The Republic of Swonland arrived from Driselbia.
- : The Republic of Jag Squadron Leader of the region The Rebel Alliance proposed constructing embassies.
Wintreath Regional Message Board
I suppose it is super easy for biracial people to get by. After all, everybody decides that since you're half, they can just round up and you're them! Golly you're right, I've never known a day of racism in my life.
/s. And I'm not even black. It gets much worse the darker your skin color.
But just to indicate I have some, doubtless by your standards incredibly vague understanding of racism, on every occasion I've had to spend time in Australia (admittedly, two of the three times I've made the singularly bad choice to be on the Gold Coast during schoolies, which, by the way, as national traditions go is terrible, unless promoting alcoholism, violence, and general ill-behavior is seen as a public good in Australia - which, I suppose, makes sense considering half of you started out as Prisoners of Her Majesty), I've had the quite lovely opportunity to have been told to '[expletive] off back to China with the rest of them' (admittedly, my Indian friend received far worse invective), and in the two aforementioned cases, been attacked by your charmingly inebriated-at-11-am countrymen for having the temerity to play football in a public park, which, of course, is a shockingly gross violation of public morals by anyone's standards. Although to be fair, I suppose they might simply have thought they were just joining us in Australian football, what with its customary violence and particularly low standards for scoring.
Also, 'mong'? 'Eejit? 'Feckin'? I mean, one, the first of those, I'm pretty sure, is a contraction of 'mongoloid', which has gone the way of the dinosaurs as a medical term and is now generally an insult, which, y'know, not cool, I just said that, and the rest of them I suppose I question why you need to type phonetically unless you want to emphasize just how 'strayan you are.
To conclude: if you wish to define 90% of Americans as 'eejits of the highest order', then I suppose I will define 90% of Australians as violent alcoholics without the good sense to move somewhere that doesn't want to kill them half the time, or the work ethic to keep a shop open past 8pm on a weekend.
Who are also idiots of an even higher order, since they can't even spell 'idiot'.
Incidentally, if you would prefer a civil discourse without insults aimed at you, your country, and your countrymen being bandied about quite so casually, I generally prefer to be less hostile. But doubling down on a completely unfounded insult is not the way to go about having a polite conversation.
Yeah. Several of those same restrictions apply in America. You can't own an explosive weapon, you can't own an automatic weapon (that wasn't purchased in or prior to...1985? I think?), and what spends a lot of time under contention is what constitutes a 'regular rifle'. Some people think it should be your stereotypical bolt-action '03 Springfield that people should be allowed to tote. Others are of the opinion that as long as there's no fire selector, you should be able to walk around with an M16 (sold as the contentious AR-15, which is seeing a big uptick in the amount of attacks linked to it, probably because we sensationalize the hell out of these attacks and half these people shooting up schools are nihilists who want 15 seconds of infamy).
Of course, the real gun violence problem is handguns, primarily because they're concealable (facilitating their use in generally gang-related street violence, although in several cases they were used in mass shootings) and relatively inexpensive (meaning a lot of people have them, meaning they're relatively accessible). But since, despite a continually downward trend in crime rates, the people of this country are convinced by mass media that we've never been less safe, everybody and their mother wants a handgun for 'self defense'.
So, no, Australia's gun laws are, when compared to those of several other countries, remarkably lax (which, as I noted above and you seemed not to have noticed, is likely because half the stuff in the country wants you dead). It's only when compared to the ludicrously and insanely lax gun laws of America that Australia appears restrictive.
Apparently the universe wants this to stop, because no matter what I do, I can't reply how I Wanted to.
I Do have a few (okay, a Lot) of, shall we say, criticisms, about your quote and a desire to..educate, but I am willing to let it end. I was..a bit out of line too.
Greater Balticia and to everyone else that likes to bash on the US from time to time. The United States of America is nation founded by the expansionist, the persecuted, the opportunistic, the scholarly, the ignorant, the hopeful, and the realist. The US has done horrible things, but it has also done acts of wonder that no nation can recreate for the next 500 years. The US may stumble, it may fall, but it has gotten back up saying, “We could do better”.
Np man. And yes, you did use it correctly.