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Regional Power: Extremely High
Today's World Census Report
The Most Primitive in the West Pacific
Nations were ranked by World Census officials based on the number of natural phenomena attributed to the unknowable will of animal-based spirit gods.
As a region, the West Pacific is ranked 14,733rd in the world for Most Primitive.
|1.||The Holy Empire of Haedlia||Iron Fist Consumerists Champions of Commerce||“For the blessed nation!”|
|2.||The Earthly Paradise of The Godly Kingdom||Psychotic Dictatorship Communist Dictatorship||“The righteous will possess the earth.”|
|3.||The Kingdom of Estailley||Psychotic Dictatorship Communist Dictatorship||“At The Light”|
|4.||The Fiefdom of Hillybillies||Iron Fist Consumerists Champions of Commerce||“God's Favorite Kiss-Ups”|
|5.||The Cheesetopia of MLGPizzaTimeLand||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy Communists||“Welcome to this cheesy, 12 slice nation”|
|6.||The Holy Empire of Kalkaska||Psychotic Dictatorship Communist Dictatorship||“There is no god but God.”|
|7.||The Theocracy of Inc Nation||Iron Fist Consumerists Champions of Commerce||“Our God is the only. He brings oblivion and destruction”|
|8.||The Dictatorship of Eco radicals||Corrupt Dictatorship Corrupt Liberal Dictatorship||“Earth before man”|
|9.||The Theocracy of Pangolini||Iron Fist Consumerists Champions of Commerce||“Yeet”|
|10.||The Kingdom of Yoyoland||Scandinavian Liberal Paradise Gay Marriage State||“Yoyo as high as you can”|
- : The Dominion of Mehrava was founded.
- : The Democratic Republic of Suvmia-24 departed this region for TNP.
- : The Holy Empire of Eternae Gothica was founded.
- : The United States of Aaronburg was founded.
- : The Colony of Orion 100 departed this region for North european flatlands.
- : The Colony of Orion 100 was founded.
- : The Colony of Orion 097 departed this region for North european flatlands.
- : The Colony of Orion 097 was founded.
- : Malnourished pubes was founded.
- : The Colony of Orion 094 departed this region for North european flatlands.
The West Pacific Regional Message Board
It took me a few thinks to get that one. Must be the heat.
Or I need to visit the brain specialist.
Many thanks for this reply. I learned something from the response and I have passed this info to a couple of players wondering how I have an animated gif for my Wanderer. (For the record ... that flag gif was applied back in 2004 when the flag rules were a bit more loose.)
I won't be surprised to see more and more gif flags as a result.
Hello West Pacific, came by to add a quick lion-themed pun;
An arrogant gazelle walks up to a bunch of lions and tells them how much better he is than them.
He was consumed by pride.
Oh, and I hope all of you are having a great day!
A lion and a giraffe were meeting at sunset. The lion arrives and wonders where the giraffe is. A little while latter, the giraffe arrives. The lion says, "You're late." The giraffe replies, "Late? I thought I was early. I can still see the sun."
BBDís Astronomy Spot
Perseid Meteor Shower
Look out on any clear dark night and you stand a good chance of seeing a meteor flash across the sky; a small particle of dust burning up in the Earthís atmosphere.
However at certain times of the year the frequency of these meteors increases. If you remember Comet NEOWISE it had a tail composed of dust evaporated from the cometís nucleus. For short period comets (i.e. ones with an orbit of less than a couple of hundred years) that dust get spread along and around the cometís orbit. If the Earth passes close to that orbit then it can intercept those particles causing a meteor shower.
During August the Earth passes through the dust associated with Comet Swift-Tuttle. From the 11th to the 13th it passes through the thickest part of the dust stream.
At this time, therefore, instead of seeing a few meteors per hour youíre liable to see possibly 60 - 80 per hour.
Because the dust particles are traveling in parallel orbits they appear to radiate from a common point in the sky; in this case from the constellation Perseus, hence the name the Perseids.
To see them itís best to look to the north-east early in the morning over the next couple of days. That allows the radiant (the place in the sky where the meteors appear to come from) to be high up in the sky. Thereís a waning Moon visible which will drown out the fainter meteors but there still should be plenty of bright ones to observe. Wrap up warm, make yourself comfortable, let your eyes get dark adapted and enjoy the show.
Cro Magnon said it earlier - the Perseids rock!