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Refugia RMB

WA Delegate (non-executive): The Reborn Elven Republic of Sylh Alanor (elected )

Founder: The Fanciful Tales of Refuge Isle

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 17th Most Valuable International Artwork: 32nd Most Nations: 99th+9
Most Compassionate Citizens: 1,166th Nicest Citizens: 1,295th Best Weather: 1,432nd Most Inclusive: 1,471st Most Beautiful Environments: 2,128th Largest Welfare Programs: 2,141st Most Cheerful Citizens: 2,300th Most Cultured: 2,304th Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,456th
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Refugia is a jarringly stable, ruggedly independent, democratic group of eco-dorks in support of governmental integrity, human rights and unabashed environmentalism. Here, refugees become Refugi and make a better region for this world.

Welcome to our springtime rainshower!

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Current Events: An RRS referendum on Clerical Reform and Enhanced Autonomy was passed unanimously and added to the Refugia Revised Statutes!

Join the World Assembly and endorse Sylh Alanor. Every endorsement places a complimentary mint in the pocket of someone with bad breath. We can only hope they use it.

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Regional Power: High

Refugia contains 210 nations, the 99th most in the world.

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The Highest Economic Output in Refugia

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, Refugia is ranked 16,285th in the world for Highest Economic Output.

NationWA CategoryMotto
1.The Islands of SamuderaLiberal Democratic Socialists Ivory Tower Reality Disconnect Zone“Jalesveva Jayamahe”
2.The Queen Of the Waltz of Feu de GlaceDemocratic Socialists Hell“Don't be afraid to dazzle us with your fire”
3.The Celestial Bureaucracy of The Star EnpireNew York Times Democracy New York Crimes So-Called Democracy“Equality! Justice! Prosperity!”
4.The Majestic Forest of TypicaLeft-wing Utopia Drugged-Out Hippies“healthcare and education for all”
5.The Kingdom of NottinghavenCivil Rights Lovefest Nation-Hating Hippies“IMPERIUM IN IMPERIO”
6.The Zombie Fruit of DylloniaDemocratic Socialists Hell“🥑 If you ever find a moment, spare a thought for me 🥑”
7.The Fanciful Tales of Refuge IsleLeft-wing Utopia Drugged-Out Hippies“The Voice of Reason”
8.The Empire of Nuclei rei publicaeScandinavian Liberal Paradise Gay Marriage State“Ave Imperator”
9.The Metallic Canidae of Sacred ToastCivil Rights Lovefest Nation-Hating Hippies“Good Hunting”
10.The Socialist People's Republic of KavamkaoNew York Times Democracy New York Crimes So-Called Democracy“For The Collective Good!”
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Vystrania wrote:Hello there.

General Kenobi. You are a bold one.

♫we all go where the buffalo go♫

Surely not a puppet wrote:♫we all go where the buffalo go♫

Where do the buffalo go though? 🤔

Given what happened recently where I used to live in Florida and the fact that was supposed to be long-term storage for the phosphate contaminated water, I'll be voting against the current GA resolution at vote.

Melenavenia wrote:Given what happened recently where I used to live in Florida and the fact that was supposed to be long-term storage for the phosphate contaminated water, I'll be voting against the current GA resolution at vote.

Even beyond the personal reasons to vote against, there are plenty of others. I took a look at this last night before casting my vote (Against) and it's just... not constructed well. The writing is sloppy, it chooses to define things that don't need defining (NGO), and it doesn't actually do anything. Take a look at these clauses under 'Hereby legislates that':

wrote:In the event that businesses cannot acquire a storage facility, national governments and NGOs are encouraged to provide for them by constructing facilities or bunkers around their country.

wrote:NGOs and national governments are encouraged to invest time and resources in assisting in the effort to an non-contained waste-free world.

wrote:Subsidization from the World Assembly and willing governments of member-states are encouraged, in order to advance towards the goal of a non-contained waste-free world.

I probably didn't need to bold the problem here, but encouraging isn't actually legislating. You don't write a proposal in the GA with the intention of legislating the governments that are in favour of what you're proposing. You write the proposal with the intention of regulating the governments that wouldn't normally do the right thing in this case. So all in all, at least from my one read-through, I can't see a reason for me to vote in favour of this. The goals might be fine, but to my eyes, the proposal absolutely is not.

Also, something Natalie pointed out in the discord server:

wrote:PRODUCED WASTE - Any kind of waste discharged from factories and other industrial zones that has the potential to become a problem, e.g. toxic waste, nuclear waste, polluted waste, etc.

Refuge Isle wrote:Where do the buffalo go though? 🤔

♫♫Doro, South Sudan♫♫

Refuge Isle wrote:Where do the buffalo go though? 🤔

Got a couple herds about 30 miles from my place, maybe that's it.

Welcome, Declandban, Akeshima, Lethedral, Feska, Banchuria, Natlean, Kalmykoya, Easian Negas, Nissan Marino, Starfa, Sortani, Nether Budgerigar, Dancin is What To Do, Minskievian Refugees, and Chill and Cool Vibes, to Refugia! I hope all of you enjoy your stays. If it applies to you, please pay attention to the rest of this message.

Refugia aims to be a friendly, laid-back community, which is open to players of all skill levels. Nations who wish to become more active in the region, however, should consider joining the World Assembly (WA). WA nations are able to vote on international law, and receive exclusive benefits within the region, such as the ability to vote in regional polls and elections, get a spot on Refugia's map, and even run for office when elections come up! If you're interested in joining the WA, check out this article, and make sure to endorse our delegate.

If you'd rather just chill with us, that's perfectly fine as well. We have an offsite forum, as well as frequent discussions on the regional message board (RMB), which everyone is welcome to participate in!

If you have any additional questions about the region or how NationStates works, feel free to leave them here, on the RMB. If you're interested in joining our offsite forum, look for the link at the top of Refugia's World Factbook Entry (the big text box at the top of our regional page).

Once again, I really hope you enjoy your time here, and look forward to seeing more of you soon!

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