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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 23rd Most Nations: 36th Most Influential: 215th+18
Largest Black Market: 1,157th Most Cultured: 1,225th Smartest Citizens: 1,548th Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,566th Most Beautiful Environments: 1,580th Healthiest Citizens: 1,694th Largest Publishing Industry: 1,738th Most Advanced Public Education: 1,745th Highest Poor Incomes: 1,805th Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,872nd Largest Information Technology Sector: 1,906th Highest Economic Output: 1,961st Most Inclusive: 1,976th Most Scientifically Advanced: 1,984th Most Advanced Public Transport: 2,016th Nicest Citizens: 2,058th Largest Governments: 2,077th Highest Average Incomes: 2,092nd
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Yggdrasil is unified under a shared dream of utopian existence. The unique sovereignty of each nation is held above all else, yet a pact of mutual defense and co-prosperity is eternally preserved. The branches of the tree grow of their own accord, but they all receive nourishment from the same roots.


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Yggdrasil contains 298 nations, the 36th most in the world.

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NationWA CategoryMotto
1.The Hózhó of CarrasastovaLeft-wing Utopia“What you see in yourself is what you see in the world.”
2.The Dominion of ArcterusCivil Rights Lovefest“Tomorrow is an illusion, live for today.”
3.The Royal Priestess of Stuffed stuffingCivil Rights Lovefest“Ughh..!”
4.The Cyberpunk Vexillologists of NapantisLeft-wing Utopia“Freedom is always the freedom of dissenters.”
5.The United Provinces of GamhoundLeft-wing Utopia“Never punch first, but always punch last.”
6.The Holy Purple Cowland of GrebuloniaLeft-wing Utopia“Eating More Cheese on Thursdays”
7.The Socialist Republic of The New Falkland IslandsLeft-wing Utopia“Unité / Unity”
8.The Socialist Republic of Canadian DavslandLeft-wing Utopia“Equality, Justice, Peace, and Freedom above all else.”
9.The Federal Alliance of Aerospace ForcesCivil Rights Lovefest“Out of many, we stand alone”
10.The Determined Land of PiloriaInoffensive Centrist Democracy“The pen is mightier than the eye of the beholder”
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Goddess Relief Office wrote: blah

Looks like the world hasn't felt the doki doki!

starts investing in armament companies, leather boots and tiki torches

Konashen wrote:Throw tomatoes at them!

Yea fascists love tomatoes! https://i.imgur.com/aASRn7v.jpg

Allemeine II wrote:Companies have been doing this for years the internet has made information collection more efficient. Even if the U.S. government keeps Net Neutrality we still have Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Amazon to name a few to monetize our data.

When there is a will there is a way to make money. We are living in a cyberpunk world! Everything can be traced and you are never go "off the grid". Privacy is a dead concept.

NeoPacificus wrote:Privacy is a dead concept.


Therefore you have no problem with me knowing your credit card information, right?

Allemeine II wrote:Even if the U.S. government keeps Net Neutrality we still have Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Amazon to name a few to monetize our data.


Some companies do make it necessary to give up information in order to use their services (i.e. Twitter and Facebook). That I understand.

Where I draw the line is when companies like the aforementioned Facebook sell our viewing habits to companies that don't necessarily have our best interests in mind. That is what scares me.

SteamPunkFishToo

Carrasastova wrote:Therefore you have no problem with me knowing your credit card information, right?

Some companies do make it necessary to give up information in order to use their services (i.e. Twitter and Facebook). That I understand.

Where I draw the line is when companies like the aforementioned Facebook sell our viewing habits to companies that don't necessarily have our best interests in mind. That is what scares me.

Indeed and it's all done autonomously so no one had to even look at it. Then they use their bots to sell adverts on your facebook/google/youtube/anything. This was going to be made illegal until the Trump foundation decided to repeal that bill before it was to be voted for. That and the fact that someone sent me an article talking about how some CIA or Police went and apprehended a news critic of his (although I'm not too sure about that one).


Goddess Relief Office wrote:http://www.npr.org/sections/parallels/2017/09/22/552362370/far-right-german-party-could-lead-opposition-after-sundays-election

"For the first time in the history of the Federal Republic of Germany, there will be a political party within the walls of the Reichstag [Parliament] building which does not distance itself from the Nazi past and which tolerates members who publicly express themselves in racist and xenophobic language." says Michael Fuchs, a Christian Democrat Bundestag member since 2002.

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The state of affairs in the world is worrying.

In Japan, the Prime Minister Abe is a right-wing politician whose lifelong dream is to replace Japan's peace constitution and remilitarise Japan. He has not succeeded as of yet, but he's getting there.

In India, current Prime Minister Modi comes from the BJP, which adheres to the idea of 'hindutva' (Hindu nationalism) and dreams of establishing a Greater India. Since his election, there's been increased oppression of minorities, especially Muslims. His aversion to Islam can be observed in his recent trip to Israel, where he did not simultaneously visit the Palestine territories. This broke a tradition of Indian PMs who always visited both when visiting one of them. Another observation: Modi's government rejected accepting the Rohingya refugees, despite traditionally having done so.

In Australia, the balance of power in Parliament is held by One Nation, anti-gay, anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim party led by a racist. Prime Minister Turnbull has consequently moved further to the right.

In New Zealand, it looks like the balance of power will be held by NZ First, a xenophobic, openly anti-Chinese immigrant party. Election results are still pending, but it's clear whichever party that forms the government will need help from the far right party.

In Britain, we have UKIP and Brexit. The message of Brexit was primarily about rejecting multiculturalism and returning to the 'good old' days of Empire.

And we already know about Trump in the US, who recently threatened to totally destroy (yes, he said TOTALLY) North Korea. Not just the government of North Korea, but North Korea itself. The supreme irony was he did so in the UN, which was formed in the aftermath of WWII to prevent anything similar from happening again.

Don't worry, then you have the most powerful man on Earth (as said by Forbes), Putin, working in the background to improve Russia, impose his will on the west by supporting said Right Wing nuts and not attempting to help with climate change as, by what he sees, it'll actively benefit Russia by opening up more ports in the north for longer.

Also, for the anti-Chinese movement, it's growing here in Canada, but that's mainly due to them buying houses with cash and razing the price of living to that of beyond that of the current generation. In fact, British Columbia and the mega city of Toronto have both put a bill forward taxing non-citizens of Canada by a huge amount.

Carrasastova

SteamPunkFishToo wrote:That and the fact that someone sent me an article talking about how some CIA or Police went and apprehended a news critic of his (although I'm not too sure about that one).


A bot sold that someone the information to show you the article, right?

SteamPunkFishToo

Carrasastova wrote:A bot sold that someone the information to show you the article, right?

Nah, this person just looked for it. They just really like being in the loop of things and making fun of Trump.

If you see the advert on the side of your NS page, that's an advert sold most likely by a Google bot that pays a chunk of the revenue to this site (or whichever server this site is held on really).
(It's probably not Google as it's giving me female jacket ware instead of video games or pizza).

NeoPacificus wrote: Everything can be traced and you are never go "off the grid". Privacy is a dead concept.

Not really. Privacy can still be achieve but it takes a lot of time and effort by the individual. However, privacy enthusiasts are fighting a losing battle.

Carrasastova wrote:Therefore you have no problem with me knowing your credit card information, right?

Safeguarding your credit card number is a security issue not a privacy one.

Carrasastova wrote:Some companies do make it necessary to give up information in order to use their services (i.e. Twitter and Facebook). That I understand.

You don't have to give Facebook or Twitter accurate information.

Carrasastova wrote:Where I draw the line is when companies like the aforementioned Facebook sell our viewing habits to companies that don't necessarily have our best interests in mind. That is what scares me.

I agree with you but like I said you don't have to give accurate information to those sites or even better is not to join those sites to begin with.

SteamPunkFishToo

Allemeine II wrote:Not really. Privacy can still be achieve but it takes a lot of time and effort by the individual. However, privacy enthusiasts are fighting a losing battle.

Safeguarding your credit card number is a security issue not a privacy one.

You don't have to give Facebook or Twitter accurate information.

I agree with you but like I said you don't have to give accurate information to those sites or even better is not to join those sites to begin with.

Giving inaccurate information to a site may soon be illegal in some nations, it'll be considered fraud and can land you five years in jail. I believe the U.K. is planing on doing this.

Allemeine II

SteamPunkFishToo wrote:Giving inaccurate information to a site may soon be illegal in some nations, it'll be considered fraud and can land you five years in jail. I believe the U.K. is planing on doing this.

Considering the U.S. and U.K. governments rely on social media sites for data collection that would not be surprising. That just leaves not joining social media sites as the solution.

SteamPunkFishToo

Carrasastova wrote:Therefore you have no problem with me knowing your credit card information, right?

Some companies do make it necessary to give up information in order to use their services (i.e. Twitter and Facebook). That I understand.

Where I draw the line is when companies like the aforementioned Facebook sell our viewing habits to companies that don't necessarily have our best interests in mind. That is what scares me.

With enough digging around on the internet you probably could just take it. Nothing is safe anymore, keeping a low profile is the best way to get by. If people on 4chan can track people down from the most obscure things then the gov can. Doxxing is only getting easier. Once you are born in a 1st world nation you are in the system. Everything requires some sort of ID(school, meds, moving, jobs, voting, banking ect.) And all someone needs is a weak link and they can find you. I bet soon children are going to get their email address when they are born as a sort of second name.

Allemeine II wrote:Considering the U.S. and U.K. governments rely on social media sites for data collection that would not be surprising. That just leaves not joining social media sites as the solution.

It's much more than FB. Every smartphone is a listening and tracking device. I don't just mean text and conversations but just talking around it while it is on. They can even tell your speed(this is how they get those traffic flow maps) Anything with a camera and internet connection can(and is) be used as well. Anything typed on an electronic device can be back tracked, even VPNs aren't 100% secure. Anytime your email is used for anything(medical, school, shopping, gaming), Boom you left a fingerprint. Then will all this info they can simply filter out any inaccuracy. There is software that can recognize practically anyone in a crowd and track them going around town.

SteamPunkFishToo

Goddess Relief Office wrote:*Squeak Squeak*


Boy am I glad my lifespan is nearly half way over with! Good luck with the future kids born today..

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