WA Delegate (non-executive): The United Mangrove Archipelago of Ransium (elected )
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Embassies: Yggdrasil, Philosophy 115, Europe, the Rejected Realms, The North Pacific, the South Pacific, 10000 Islands, International Democratic Union, Oatland, Democratic Socialist Assembly, Hippy Haven, Haiku, The Federation of Anarchist Communes, Texas, Canada, Portugal, and 19 others.Spiritus, The LCRUA, Eladen, Singapore, Winterfell, The Region That Has No Big Banks, Antarctica, Antarctic Oasis, The Bar on the corner of every region, A Liberal Haven, Union of Free Nations, Sunalaya, Futaba Aoi, New Western Atlantic, Conch Kingdom, The Leftist Assembly, Conifer, Sonindia, and Wintreath.
Regional Power: Very High
Today's World Census Report
The Most Cultured in Forest
After spending many tedious hours in coffee shops and concert halls, World Census experts have found the following nations to be the most cultured.
As a region, Forest is ranked 1,158th in the world for Most Cultured.
|1.||The Undead Empire of Woolitania||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“Lassen Sie mich Arzt, ich bin durch!”|
|2.||The Meowvellous en Purrfect Land of Valentine Z||Left-wing Utopia||“Embrace the Power of the Meow. :3”|
|3.||The Cosmic Dream of The Grene Knyght||Left-wing Utopia||“Bigog!”|
|4.||The Federation of Tauride||Liberal Democratic Socialists||“Fieles a nosotros mismos”|
|5.||The Snow-wreathed Commonwealth of Froenburg||Democratic Socialists||“Never again! Hopefully!”|
|6.||The Eco-Republic of Mozworld||Democratic Socialists||“Dream not of today”|
|7.||The Queendom of Thorvel||New York Times Democracy||“In the name of God, On guard !”|
|8.||The Mirage Island of Valenverio||New York Times Democracy||“Bask in the chaos and seek proof of your existence.”|
|9.||The United Realms of Calenmor||Left-Leaning College State||“Elmelain!”|
|10.||The Democratic Island Federation of Frieden-und Freudenland||Liberal Democratic Socialists||“United for Peace and Joy”|
- : The Federation of Franticia arrived from Lazarus.
- : The Protectorate of Paxol arrived from Lazarus.
- : Lompe steen haha ceased to exist.
- : The Old Growth Forests of Ruinenlust rejected Embla's request for regional embassies.
- : The Bing Dianisty of The Bing Dianisty arrived from Extalia.
- : The Federal Republic of Kopanapatti of the region Embla proposed constructing embassies.
- : The Old Growth Forests of Ruinenlust rejected USA Republic and Nation of Greatness's request for regional embassies.
- : The Galactic Super Power of MADA DROL of the region USA Republic and Nation of Greatness proposed constructing embassies.
- : The Federal Republic of New York City-State departed this region for New Western Atlantic.
- : The Republic of Muddy shoes are the worst departed this region for New Rp.
Forest Regional Message Board
Given that her promised cross-party talks today ruled out any budging on May's position before they even started and that the leader of the opposition wasn't invited it's hard to disagree with you. Yet viewed from Europe indecision must be the impression our political system is giving. It took our government 15 months of the 2 year negotiation period even to set out (in the form of the Chequers plan) what it actually wanted, after which it signed up to a deal it was clearly unable to ratify in its own parliament. As the person with whom the buck stops May carries responsibility for that. If she failed to realise the deal would be unacceptable then that was a serious error, and if she knew that it would fail then she's wasted months of everyone's time by not admitting that agreement couldn't be reached - we could have been where we are now more than a year ago instead of playing chicken with the deadline like this. Her failure time and time again to react to, or even to acknowledge, the difficulties looks more like paralysis than determination.
That's it - they're the same thing. A stubborn refusal to negotiate with the enemy, and so on.
Reminds me of that Rorschach quote from The Watchmen:
I've heard people quote that admiringly, and hold up this fictional sociopath who believes in torture and vigilante violence as a role model. That's the mentality that poisons so many societies - a belief that never compromising is somehow admirable.
I'm tired of politicians going around thinking they know the answer to every specific foreign policy question or whatever the topic may be. It's entirely unrealistic to assume anyone can be an expert on every field that a government must deal with. For once, someone needs to take a step back and say "You know, I'm not quite sure. However, I will do the best to educate myself on the matter and surround myself with people who do know and are experts in that specific field." Personally, that's not a bad answer for a politician to give.
In the Netherlands the quote "Je kunt beter ten onder gaan met je eigen visie dan met de visie van een ander" loosely translated as "It is better to go down with your own vision than with the vision of someone else" is somewhat popular. It might have something to do with that the quote is credited to Johan Cruijff but to me the popularity of the quote in a country where "polderen" (=consensus decision making) is cultural heritage is odd. A lot of people apparantly is willing to pick their own ego by their refussal to acknowledge that they might have made a mistake in the past over the common good.
Spot on. Tangentally, Watchmen was the first book I read where I realised I wasn't supposed to like the protagonist. I remember finding it a really uncomfortable experience actually, the slow grudging admiration for his sheer tenacity and the occasional realisation that he is an absolute monster and there's no way you can actually trust or believe anything about his past because he is so fundamentally damaged as a person.
re reading it as an adult I was left very unsure as to whether the man he chains up and leaves to die in a fire actually was even guilty of what he thought he was. It was such a shame the film did such a bad job of translating the story.