WA Delegate (non-executive): The United Mangrove Archipelago of Ransium (elected )
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Regional Power: Extremely High
Today's World Census Report
The Most Devout in Forest
World Census Inquisitors conducted rigorous one-on-one interviews probing the depth of citizens' beliefs in order to determine which nations were the most devout.
As a region, Forest is ranked 2,189th in the world for Most Devout.
|1.||The Queendom of Thorvel||Conservative Democracy Conservative Paradise||“In the name of God, On guard !”|
|2.||The Webcomic RolePlaying Game of Darths and Droids||Left-wing Utopia Drugged-Out Hippies||“Jar Jar, you're a genius!”|
|3.||The Hotdog-craving birb of Seagull||Compulsory Consumerist State Aspirational Worker State||“Ack? Ack!”|
|4.||The Holy Queendom of Brellach||Mother Knows Best State Suspiciously Liberal Dictatorship||“Her Favoured Children, of Her Favoured Lands”|
|5.||The Borderlands of Taurgur||Psychotic Dictatorship Communist Dictatorship||“Minnai gwannava...”|
|6.||The Burning Trash Fire of Lord Dominator||Corporate Police State Entrepreneurial Freedom Zone||“Fire Solves All Things”|
|7.||The Holy Land of Red Spoon||Psychotic Dictatorship Communist Dictatorship||“Compassion. Suffering. Pray for NationStates”|
|8.||The Theocracy of The Peoples Republic of Kent||Authoritarian Democracy Slightly Oppressive But A Little Discipline Never Hurt Anyone State||“Once Sinners, Now Doers”|
|9.||The Social Darwinist Imperium of The Ascendant Hive||Iron Fist Consumerists Champions of Commerce||“What Crota began, I complete. My will... conquers all!”|
|10.||The Glorious Islamic Caliphates of Mushir Khayr ad-Din Barbarossa||Psychotic Dictatorship Communist Dictatorship||“*guttural noises*”|
- : The Principality of Le Krac des Pacifistes arrived from The Forest Olympics.
- : The Sith and Jedi Dogs of McClandia Doge 2 arrived from Elmoane.
- : The Sith and Jedi Dogs of McClandia Doge 2 departed this region for Elmoane.
- : The Kingdom of Clesacky arrived from Libertatem.
- : The Sith and Jedi Dogs of McClandia Doge 2 arrived from Earth United.
- : The Sith and Jedi Dogs of McClandia Doge 2 departed this region for Earth United.
- : The Confederacy of Takome arrived from The Pacific.
- : The Sith and Jedi Dogs of McClandia Doge 2 arrived from The Forest Olympics.
- : The Sith and Jedi Dogs of McClandia Doge 2 departed this region for The Forest Olympics.
- : The Free Land of McClandia Doge 1 departed this region for The Forest Olympics.
Forest Regional Message Board
The visual diagram suggestion is for the purpose of outlining. You could treat labor practices as an input and look at them again on the recycling end of life outcome (if the product that you choose is recyclable).
A problem that I have been running into is fact-checking corporate claims. There is definitely a huge profit motive in marketing a product as something that does not destroy the environment, lead to human misery, or put money into resource extraction practices that fund criminal activities/violent conflicts. I have found that Greenpeace rates tech companies but they are largely taking corporate reports at face value and do not get into human rights issues. I wish that there was more third-party oversight in that business. There are some great organizations that only offer certain prestigious titles to food products that meet extremely rigorous environmental standards. I learned this from taking a look at palm oil (read about POFCAP).
What the heck. Are issues that are topical programmed to show up, or at least more often? I just got the issue 'Bigtopian Lives Matter' and a couple months back when the pandemic was near its height I got the issue 'An Acquired Taste' (I think that's what it was called).
On a related note, how long does it usually take to get an easter egg issue when you fulfill its conditions?
Just a little nitpick here - I know some territories have elected to remain as a territory, so that is at least partially on them.
Stat-boosting is driving me crazy... I have to look through every issue answer on that one website, check what boosts Eco-Friendliness/Environmental Beauty, click it, then my stats still go down because NS hates people having high stats... I can't recall when I last got an issue that actually helps by a significant amount and is related to the environment.
Good point. Then I guess any territory where they must pay taxes should have a right to vote, but only if they want. I know many in DC wish to vote, and their license plates even say “Taxation without Representation” on them. For that matter, I think if you’ve been a resident for at least 5 years you should have a right to vote in local and state elections, and maybe over 10 years before general elections, since they too must pay taxes here, yet they have no vote in what the taxes are being used for or how much they’re taxed.
I was hoping you had some kind of insight that I don't. I first discovered this issue when I was looking for a paint that doesn't make me sick. I did a lot of research and the best advice I got was to read the product's MSDS (material safety data sheet). So I did, when I could find it. I always ended up at the dead-end of "proprietary formula." That's when I first realized that I knew nothing about any of the products I was buying or using, and I could discover no reliable way to find out.
I do think this is an excellent topic for this month - and I'd like to encourage discussion about it. My suggestion is to take a product, any product, and do a quick mental sketch of where it came from and where it will go when you are finished with it. (Personally I would probably exclude foods just because the origin and destination are pretty obvious and would take me in a completely different direction.)
This is enlightening just as an exercise to raise awareness of our immediate environs. We are surrounded by dozens or hundreds of products all the time. If a cosmic anomaly suddenly occurred that disappeared everything that had been produced in a factory, what would be left? Once you become aware that most of the things around you came from "a store" and are destined to be "thrown away" that can lead you to think about how complicated our lives really are. The hardest part about being an environmentalist is even imagining how life could be different.
[I'll go ahead and release the dispatch to TLA as soon as I can do so without disrupting their election process on their RMB.]
Apologize for not having further insight. This sort of thing is difficult to do because you almost always have to rely on a corporation's own data at deeper levels. Aside from doing these mentally, I have only put together one for "green" building materials. I took a class that covered LEED certifications and it was topical. However, it is rather easy to use recycled materials for building construction. Also, that sort of thing focuses solely on environmental footprints. I hope that some other people run into these difficulties and learn from the experience.
I included food because it is something that everyone uses. It is a bit of a different analysis but still an instructive one!
Good luck, I am excited to see what you (and others) come up with! I have all of my resources and an outline. I am ready to write mine up and should stop procastinating! My problem with writing is not having the discipline to spread it out. I get into "the zone" and have to finish it in one session.
Forwintrr League Beauty Contests
We've decided that the fan favourite will instead be declared the Super Rank winner! While you're checking them out, please don't forget to upvote!
Our organisers will then pick a Normal Rank winner once all three polls close.
Please note, you will only be able to vote in your region's poll. Polls will remain open for three days.
And thus concludes the Forwintrr League!
Thank you to all participating nations, Gym Leaders, organisers, and the new Pokemon Master of Ownzone!
Let us know: which Pokemon did you catch? Did anyone manage to catch 'em all?
There is no "usual" with eggs, unfortunately. My understanding is that basically, if you fulfill an issue's conditions, it is entered in to the pool of issues that may be randomly assigned to you. It could be the very next issue your receive, or it might just not happen for a ridiculously long time. There is one Easter Egg that, as far as anybody seems to be able to tell, I have met the conditions of for years, and I have never seen it. On the other hand, when I decided I wanted to get some eggs at the beginning of April, I changed a bunch of my information to match, and by the end of the month I had accumulated five. Then they stopped completely, despite still matching conditions for more, and I haven't seen one since then. I'm about the change my info back to my normal, because I honestly don't like the using the silly terms required for some of the eggs, and will try again in the future.
"Easter Egg" issues are a set of (currently) 13 issues that have special conditions to receive, with those conditions not officially published or made available. Most of them can be interpreted as a joke of some kind, and they are typically "meta" in nature - they have references to real-world things or meta-elements of your gameplay choices, rather than to the in-game reality. For example, if you have a color in your nation's pre-title, you can get an issue about having an emergency cabinet meeting to answer the question "what is your favorite color?" If you have certain "spooky" things as your national animal (for example, your national animal is "ghost"), you might get an issue asking what costume you're going to wear for Halloween.
They're just fun little things hidden in the game, and when you receive and answer one, a badge will appear on your nation showing how many you have answered. I got five, all in April of this year, so if you look at my nation page now there is a little icon of an egg down with all the stat icons that says "Easter Eggs (5)" on its tool-tip.