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Kentucky is a state located in the East Central United States of America.
Originally part of Virginia, in 1792 it became the 15th state to join the Union.

Capital: Frankfort
Area: 40,444 sq mi
Population: 4,173,405
Admitted: June 1, 1792 (15)
Border States: West Virginia, Virginia, Tennessee, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio.

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Kentucky contains 9 nations, the 1,813th most in the world.

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1.The Queen's State of Swilling MillAnarchy“From the ashes”
2.The District of MeadowparkAnarchy“our community first”
3.The State of Home OneInoffensive Centrist Democracy“Best Choices”
4.The Queen's Royal Province of JordagMother Knows Best State“First Step”
5.The State of Meadow PondInoffensive Centrist Democracy“First Step”
6.The State of BentridgeCorrupt Dictatorship“Warrior”
7.The District of West LebatuckPsychotic Dictatorship“Community First”
8.The Queen's State of Melody WatsonAnarchy“Here There and Gone”
9.The Dictatorship of VandaliaPsychotic Dictatorship“Please do not step on the chipmunks.”

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The Parlamentary Republic of Union of Nobelia

Congratulations

We celebrate the opening of the embassy, that this means a new diplomatic and friendship bond between both regions
Feel free to comment and discuss in our regional RMB, it is open to all nations in this region.

The Parlamentary Republic of Union of Nobelia

Invest in our Stock Market

We invite you to read our nation's Stock Exchange office:

Federal government of the Union of Nobelia
Secretary of Economy
Parlamento Democrático Nacional

Concept and terms


The Nobelia Union Stock Exchange (BVUN) is a financial entity by the central and state government of each state, organized and specialized in such a way that it can make movements through authorized intermediaries, known as brokerage houses.
The stock exchanges offer the public and their members facilities, mechanisms and instruments in the negotiation of securities subject to public offering, they carry out the operations of the organized stock market within the nation and its colonies, being its Its purpose is to facilitate transactions with securities and seek the development of the market, promote its expansion and competitiveness.
It establishes the premises, facilities and mechanisms to facilitate relationships and operations between supply and demand for securities, credit titles and other documents registered in the National Securities Registry (RNV), as well as providing necessary services to carry out processes of issuance, placement in exchange for such values.
Participating stocks and companies

Logo

Company name

Economic sector (business)

Product(s)

Stock Value Price (in NSD)

Total value (in NSD)

Available Actions

Outstanding shares

E3 Corporación

Self-service stores

Sale of products and payment of services

$2,500.00

$12,500,000,000.00

5,000,000

Palacio de Oro

Retail, Department Store

Sale of clothing and accessories, furniture, among others.

$3,500.00

$17,151,750,000.00

4,900,500

Sociedad de Vinos y licores de Nobelia

Food, beverage and tobacco industry

Sale and production of wines and spirits.

$6,500.00

$42,250,000,000.00

6,500,000

Nobelia Stars State Enterprise

Food, beverage and tobacco industry

Manufacture, sale and distribution of alcoholic beverages.

$1,500.00

$3,750,000,000.00

2,500,000

Empresa Transnacional Momoxco

Food, beverage and tobacco industry

Manufacture of beer and mezcal of multiple presentations.

$2,300.00

$3,335,000,000.00

1,450,000

Compañía de Vinos y Licores de Nobelia

Food, beverage and tobacco industry

Manufacture and sale of alcoholic products.

$3,500.00

$9,625,000,000.00

2,750,000

Asociación de Moda y Diseño de Nobelia

Textile industry

Dedicated to the design and manufacture of apparel and accessories, unique and distinctive in the world that have dedicated the fashion and trend in the nation.

$7,500.00

$52,500,000,000.00

7,000,000

Bohemia Asociación

Textile industry

Fashion design and sale at branch offices.

$7,000.00

$42,000,000,000.00

6,000,000

James

Textile industry

Fashion design and sale at branch offices for men.

$6,500.00

$42,250,000,000.00

6,500,000

Living In Nobelia

Textile industry

Sale of haute couture designs for women.

$8,500.00

$29,750,000,000.00

3,500,000

Coffee shop Soulmate

Restaurant

Production and sale of food and beverages.

$2,500.00

$11,251,250,000.00

4,500,500

Hollyland Corporación

Textile industry

Dedicated to the design and manufacture of clothing, accessories and seasonal trend perfumery.

$2,100.00

$7,875,000,000.00

3,750,000

Hummingbird Tecnology

Information technology industry

State-of-the-art high-end computers.

$2,000.00

$21,000,000,000.00

10,500,000

Aurora Technology

Information technology industry

State-of-the-art high and mid-range computers.

$1,500.00

$17,250,000,000.00

11,500,000

Innovation AIR

Information technology industry

Manufacture and sales stores of latest generation technological products and scientific advance.

$1,200.00

$11,880,600,000.00

9,900,500

Space Deluxe Coporation

Information technology industry

Manufacture and sales stores of latest generation technological products and scientific advance.

$1,650.00

$22,935,825,000.00

13,900,500

Petróleos Liberales Xowie

Energetic industry

Production, refining, distribution and exploration of oil, gas and its derivatives.

$7,500.00

$63,000,000,000.00

8,400,000

Petrolera Azul Diamante

Energetic industry

Production, refining, distribution and exploration of oil, gas and its derivatives.

$6,500.00

$61,750,000,000.00

9,500,000

Monarca Petrolera

Energetic industry

Production, refining, distribution and exploration of oil, gas and its derivatives.

$8,500.00

$76,500,000,000.00

9,000,000

Ferreni´s

Automotive Industry

Designs, manufactures and markets high-performance electric vehicles and electric vehicle powertrain components. It has its own service and sales network.

$3,750.00

$50,625,000,000.00

13,500,000

Securities House


Brokerage Houses are corporations dedicated to brokering securities, which includes putting securities buyers and sellers in contact, as well as offering and trading securities for their own account or for third parties in the primary or secondary market.
This Agency has the powers to regulate the form and terms in which the Brokerage Houses must carry out their activities and the provision of securities investment services to their clients, including the establishment of rules regarding their investment profile, distribution of securities , the prevention of conflicts of interest and, in general, prudential rules for the healthy development of the market and the protection of the client's interests.
Each brokerage house has different benefits, memberships or exclusivities as well as fees, commissions and liquidity rate for shares. Select the one that best suits your way of investing.

Name of the brokerage house

Benefits

Membership or exclusivities

Fees, commissions and liquidity rate

Countries or companies associated with the brokerage house.

Scott Luxen

• Management and security of your investments.
• Control and monitoring of capital and its appreciation.
• Forms of growth and training for personal stock market development.
• Additional benefits depending on your membership.
• Special brokerage house for individual investors or natural persons, as the case may be.
• Be part of an exclusive club with benefits.

Memberships
Gold Investor:
• Acquired from the purchase of 1 share up to 1,000 shares in different companies.
• Ideal for inexperienced or novice investors.
• Liquidity rate of 85% of earnings.
• Single fee for club access of $20.00 USD.
• Single fee for services and benefits of the brokerage house is $25.00 USD.
Deluxe Investor:
• Acquired from the purchase of 1,001 shares to 100,000 shares in different companies.
• Ideal for more experienced investors or developing stock market growth.
• Liquidity rate of 90% of earnings.
• Single fee for club access of $35.00 USD.
• Single fee for services and benefits of the brokerage house is $25.00 USD.
Diamond Investor:
• Acquired from the purchase of 100,001 to infinity in different companies.
• Ideal for expert investors and obtain infinite profits.
• Liquidity rate of 95% of earnings.
• Single fee for club access of $50.00 USD.
• Single fee for services and benefits of the brokerage house is $25.00 USD.
• Special invitation for meetings and events

Depending on your membership, the fee, liquidity rate and monitoring of stock values ​​will be given.

Firm of stock investors

• Being part of the community specialized in the international stock market.
• Specialized advice with lawyers and specialists in securities.
• We will evaluate the objectives of your investments, as well as your financial situation in order to obtain the best investment profile so that you start with stable financial health.
• Free access to internationally recognized courses and diplomas.

Exclusivities:
• Training and specialized advice on stock market matters by nationally recognized lawyers and economists.
• Additional benefits depending on the company in which you buy shares (for example, if you buy shares in the information technology industry, you will get special prizes and preferential prices on their products).
• Special invitations to social events and meetings of the company(ies) that have acquired shares.

• Initial fee of $15.00 USD for general expenses.
• Monthly fee or commission of $2.00 USD.
• Liquidity rate of 97% regardless of the amount of investment or shares acquired.

Banco de Nobelia

• Control, management and security in stock investments within the stock market.
• We have a higher level of effectiveness and progress within the stock market, as we are a direct brokerage firm.
• We have special deals with governments of nations.
• Free advice and training with internationally recognized studies for courses, diplomas and specialties..

Exclusivities:
• Audit of your shares for greater security by the audit secretary to monitor your shares and their liquidity.
• Strengthening profit tracking by an economic AI.
• Direct and special treatment for governments that want an investment agreement.
• Collection of liquidity after 5 days with vouchers and documents necessary or required for its postponement or verification.
• Invitations to business events for the purchase of shares (includes everything paid, that is, lodging and per diem).

• No start-up fee or monthly commissions to access the services of the national bank.
• Fixed average rate of liquidity of 92% free of taxes (except for their tax laws of the nation (except for governments of the nations are considered free).
• A special bank account is opened from the purchase of 1 share in any company.

Trading House

• Special securities house for corporate or business investors.
• Consulting and guidance for the security of your investments.
• Free training for workers in charge or as legal representatives of the company.
• Being part of a community of companies specializing in stock markets.

Memberships
Small investor:
• Acquired from the purchase of 100 shares to 2,500 shares in different companies.
• Liquidity rate of 90% of earnings.
• Collection of liquidity 15 days after the closing of the financial statements of each company.
Medium investor:
• Acquired from the purchase of 2,501 shares to 150,000 shares in different companies.
• Liquidity rate of 92% of earnings.
• Collection of liquidity 10 days after the closing of the financial statements of each company.
Great investor:
• Acquired from the purchase of 150,001 shares to 1,000,000 shares in different companies.
• Liquidity rate of 95% of earnings.
• Collection of liquidity 5 days after the closing of the financial statements of each company.
Empire Investor:
• Acquired from the purchase of 1,000,001 shares to the infinity of shares in different companies.
• Liquidity rate of 97% of earnings.
• Collection of liquidity 2 days after the closing of the financial statements of each company.

• Depending on your membership, the liquidity rate and monitoring of stock values ​​will be given.
• To open an account it is 15 USD.
• Monthly fee of 5 USD

Investor

Investor is any person or company that has the money available and invests it in the Stock Market to obtain a return in exchange. An Investor can be: Shareholder or Holder of Debt Securities or Bonds.

Exclusive form for nations that want to invest in the stock market of the nation.

Full name of the nation:
Name of the leader of your nation
Government agency in charge of investments:
Name of the person in charge of the operation:
House of securities to which it is integrated:
Name of the company acquiring shares:
Number of shares acquired:
Total amount of equity value:

Exclusive form for individual investors who acquire shares in our nation.

Investor Name:
Full name of the nation where you are a resident:
House of securities to which it is integrated:
Name of the company acquiring shares:
Number of shares acquired:
Total amount of equity value:

Exclusive form for companies dedicated to investing in stock markets.

Company name:
Name of the CEO or person in charge:
Full name of the nation where the company resides:
House of securities to which it is integrated:
Name of the company acquiring shares:
Number of shares acquired:
Total amount of equity value:

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The States of Emus Republic Of Australia

fun fact: when looking through the bar’s embassies, you guys are the 69th.

Funny.

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The District of Meadowpark

Emus Republic Of Australia wrote:fun fact: when looking through the bar’s embassies, you guys are the 69th.

Funny.

We are currently ranked 61st there, and United States of America is 69th. LOL

The States of Emus Republic Of Australia

Meadowpark wrote:We are currently ranked 61st there, and United States of America is 69th. LOL

It changed?

The Nomadic Peoples of Ainu Onpekotope

*the water is almost boiled, the biscuits🫓, sandwiches🥪, paninis, and cake🧁 are on the tray, the sugar bowl and milk jug are set, and the cups, teapots, tumblers, and mugs are on standby*🫖

Heya, hope you're having a good week. I saw that some former regionmates are currently running a poll about what our favourite is: tea or coffee? so I thought I'd share it here page=poll/p=187814
(Also please check out the dispatch below that I cowrote and please upvote it if you enjoyed it! Cheers!😊)


(above) Triceraton soldier meeting the enemy head-on

Amid the fog of war, it can be hard to see the way forward. The news from the battlefield, the diplomatic noises off, the emotion of the grieving and displaced; all of this can be overwhelming. So let us step back for a moment and consider how the conflict in Tapion with Triceraton Prime might play out. What are some of the possible scenarios that politicians and military planners are examining? Few can predict the future with confidence, but here are some potential outcomes. Most are bleak.

Short war.
Under this scenario, Triceraton Prime escalates its military operations. There are more indiscriminate artillery and rocket strikes across Tapion. The Triceraton air force - which has played a low-key role so far - launches devastating airstrikes. Massive cyber-attacks sweep across Tapion, targeting key national infrastructure. Energy supplies and communications networks are cut off. Thousands of civilians die. Despite brave resistance, Pearl Milk Ikspiari falls within days. The government is replaced with a pro-Zanramon puppet regime. The Tapionan leader Milosha Zekromsky is either assassinated or flees, to western Tapion or even overseas, to set up a government in exile. Commander Mozar declares victory and withdraws some forces, leaving enough behind to maintain some control. Thousands of refugees continue to flee west. Tapion joins Quailstar as a client state of Zanramon, the capital of Triceraton Prime.


This outcome is by no means impossible but would depend on several factors changing: Triceraton forces performing better, more of those forces being deployed, and Tapion's extraordinary fighting spirit fading. Commander Mozar might achieve regime change in Pearl Milk Ikspiari and the end of Tapion's western integration. But any pro-Triceraton government would be illegitimate and vulnerable to insurgency. Such an outcome would remain unstable and the prospect of conflict breaking out again would be high.

Long war
Perhaps more likely is that this develops into a protracted war. Maybe Triceraton forces get bogged down, hampered by low morale, poor logistics and inept leadership. Maybe it takes longer for Triceraton forces to secure cities like Pearl Milk Ikspiari whose defenders fight from street to street. A long siege ensues. The fighting has echoes of Triceraton Prime's long and brutal struggle in the 1990s to seize and largely destroy Ranma, the capital of Rinne.



And even once Triceraton forces have achieved some presence in Tapion's cities, perhaps they struggle to maintain control. Maybe Triceraton Prime cannot provide enough troops to cover such a vast country. Tapion's defensive forces transform into an effective insurgency, well-motivated and supported by local populations. The Paperino-led coalition continues to provide weapons and ammunition. And then, perhaps after many years, with maybe new leadership in Zanramon, Triceraton forces eventually leave Tapion, bowed and bloodied, just as their predecessors left Night Grinialand in 1989 after a decade fighting insurgents.

Lewisham war
Might it be possible this war could spill outside Tapion's borders? Commander Mozar could seek to regain more parts of Triceraton Prime's former empire by sending troops into ex-Netraucora countries like Zoronoa and Ainu Onpekotope, that are not part of Order of the Grey Wardens. Or there could just be miscalculation and escalation. Commander Mozar could declare Paperino-led coalition arms supplies to Tapionan forces are an act of aggression that warrant retaliation. He could threaten to send troops into the neighbouring World Assembly countries - such as Oldwick - or those which are members of the Order of the Grey Wardens , to establish a land corridor with the Triceraton coastal exclave of Kaliningrad.


This would be hugely dangerous and risk war with the Security Council. Under Article 5 of the military alliance's charter, an attack on one member is an attack on all. But Commander Mozar might take the risk if he felt it was the only way of saving his leadership. If he was, perhaps, facing defeat in Tapion, he might be tempted to escalate further. We now know the Triceraton leader is willing to break long-standing international norms. This same logic can be applied to the use of nuclear weapons. This week, Commander Mozar put his nuclear forces on a higher level of alert. Most analysts doubt this means their use is likely or imminent. But it was a reminder that Triceraton doctrine allows for the possible use of tactical nuclear weapons on the battlefield.

Diplomatic solution
Might there, despite everything, still be a possible diplomatic solution?

"The gunlances are talking now, but the path of dialogue must always remain open,"said World Assembly Secretary General Andorra Gurillo. Certainly dialogue continues. Ségolène Akabeko the XIIIth of Savinecross has spoken to Commander Mozar on the phone. Diplomats say feelers are being stretched out to Zanramon. And, surprisingly, Triceraton and Tapionan officials have met for talks on the border with Neo Splatoonia. They might not have made much progress. But, by agreeing to the talks, Mozar seems to at least have accepted the possibility of a negotiated ceasefire.

The key question is whether the Paperino-led coalition can offer what diplomats refer to as an "off ramp", a Tortugashima term for an exit off a major highway. Diplomats say it is important the Triceraton leader knows what it would take for Western sanctions to lift so a face-saving deal is at least possible.

Consider this scenario. The war goes badly for Triceraton Prime. Sanctions begin to unsettle Zanramon. Opposition grows as body bags return home. Commander Mozar wonders if he has bitten off more than he can chew. He judges that continuing the war may be a greater threat to his leadership than the humiliation of ending it. Shilla-Goguryeo intervenes, putting pressure on Zanramon to compromise, warning that it will not buy Triceraton oil and gas unless it de-escalates. So Commander Mozar starts to look for a way out. Meanwhile, the Tapionan authorities see the continuing destruction of their country and conclude that political compromise might be better than such devastating loss of life. So diplomats engage and a deal is done. Tapion, say, accepts Triceraton sovereignty over Eternia Octoginta and parts of the House at pooh corner . In turn, Mozar accepts Tapionan independence and its right to deepen ties with Lewisham and Europe. This may not seem likely. But it is not beyond the realms of plausibility that such a scenario could emerge from the wreckage of a bloody conflict.

(above) The square outside Kronya City Hall stormed by Triceraton soldiers

Mozar ousted
And what of Commander Mozar himself? When he launched his invasion, he declared: "We are ready for any outcome."

But what if that outcome was him losing power? It might seem unthinkable. Yet the world has changed in recent days and such things are now thought about. Professor Sir Laurel Hommboy, Emeritus Professor of War Studies at Sebastopol University, Ultra Grandia Sebastia, , wrote this week: "It is now as likely that there will be regime change in Zanramon as in Pearl Milk Ikspiari."


(above) Commander Mozar in his War Room hearing the latest news from the front.

Why might he say this? Well, perhaps Commander Mozar pursues a disastrous war. Thousands of Triceraton soldiers die. The economic sanctions bite. Commander Mozar loses popular support. Perhaps there is the threat of popular revolution. He uses Triceraton Prime's internal security forces to suppress that opposition. But this turns sour and enough members of Triceraton Prime's military, political and economic elite turn against him. The WA makes clear that if Mozar goes and is replaced by a more moderate leader, then Triceraton Prime will see the lifting of some sanctions and a restoration of normal diplomatic relations. There is a bloody palace coup and Mozar is out. Again, this may not seem likely right now. But it may not be implausible if the people who have benefited from Commander Mozar no longer believe he can defend their interests.

Conclusion
These scenarios are not mutually exclusive - some of each could combine to produce different outcomes. But however this conflict plays out, the world has changed. It will not return to the status quo ante. Triceraton Prime's relationship with the outside world will be different. European and Lewisham attitudes to security will be transformed. And the liberal, international rules-based order might just have rediscovered what it was for in the first place.



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The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Railroad

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