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Most Nations: 41st Most Valuable International Artwork: 47th Most World Assembly Endorsements: 239th+40
Largest Black Market: 474th Largest Soda Pop Sector: 823rd Most Inclusive: 867th Largest Information Technology Sector: 928th Most Influential: 934th Highest Economic Output: 1,043rd Most Compassionate Citizens: 1,055th Most Corrupt Governments: 1,058th Nicest Citizens: 1,196th Highest Average Incomes: 1,233rd Largest Manufacturing Sector: 1,239th Largest Publishing Industry: 1,242nd Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,259th Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,270th Most Subsidized Industry: 1,327th Nudest: 1,336th Smartest Citizens: 1,433rd Healthiest Citizens: 1,557th Largest Agricultural Sector: 1,567th Most Scientifically Advanced: 1,577th Highest Poor Incomes: 1,581st Most Cultured: 1,612th Highest Disposable Incomes: 1,631st Most Developed: 1,685th Most Devout: 1,746th Most Beautiful Environments: 1,756th Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,824th Highest Wealthy Incomes: 1,900th Most Advanced Public Education: 1,912th Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,968th Largest Governments: 1,975th Best Weather: 2,013th Lowest Crime Rates: 2,246th Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,248th Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,283rd Most Secular: 2,435th Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 2,459th Most Armed: 2,550th Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,561st Largest Retail Industry: 2,585th
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Welcome to NationStates, aiming to become one of the strongest ranking regions. Pro-Economy, Pro-Society, Pro-WA, Pro-Peace; Join our glory! Above all, freedom for all nations to control their own destinies in a region free from war.

NationStates stands AGAINST the Security Council

Endorsement Limit: 24

Forum: http://www.runboard.com/bnationstates

Regional Embassies signal that two regions have established formal ties with one another.
The NationStates Region remains a Neutral Region ~ Friends With All; Aligned With None.

Today's Featured Nation:
The Kingdom of Arthacia



  1. 17

    NationStates Endorsement Policy and Limits

    FactbookPolitics by Mikeswill . 2,604 reads.

  2. 81

    Against Security Council Statement

    FactbookPolitics by Mikeswill . 4,990 reads.

Embassies: the Pacific, The East Pacific, the West Pacific, the South Pacific, Osiris, Balder, Capitalist Paradise, One big Island, Greater Dienstad, Antarctic Oasis, India, USSD, Yuno, Christmas, Wintercrest, South Pacific, and 1 other.The Fish Tank.

Tags: Anti-Security Council, Founderless, Gargantuan, Independent, Neutral, and Pacifist.

Regional Power: Very High

NationStates contains 545 nations, the 41st most in the world.

Today's World Census Report

The Largest Insurance Industry in NationStates

The World Census posed as door-to-door salespeople in order to establish which nations have the most extensive Insurance industries.

As a region, NationStates is ranked 15,518th in the world for Largest Insurance Industry.

1.The Sovereign Corporation of PQ ForgeIron Fist Consumerists“If you can dream it, we can build it!”
2.The Communist State of SaulinivilleCompulsory Consumerist State“Communism - A better future for all”
3.The Republic of Republic of JesseltonCapitalist Paradise“Democracy State of Jesselton”
4.The Fluffy Federal Republic of ZimbabbitNew York Times Democracy“In a jiffy!”
5.The Republic of IWouldRight-wing Utopia“I opened my closet and a rainbow came out”
6.The Federal Republic of ParitingeeInoffensive Centrist Democracy“I hate my life”
7.The Commonwealth of DoowekalCapitalist Paradise“All for one and one for all!”
8.The Empress of Russia of Catherine The GreatInoffensive Centrist Democracy“I Am Mother Russia”
9.The Community of Kith and KinCapitalizt“A Friend in Need is a Friend Indeed!”
10.The Commonwealth of Sity Firum SandInoffensive Centrist Democracy“Twirling Toward Freedom”
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The MikesHope Essence of Mikeswill

The Mikes Hope Essence of Mikeswill graciously extends a warm welcome to our newest Nations:

The Free Land of TerraSapiens
The Federation of Sunsetania
The Republic of Altordamire

Our Esteemed Region continues to attract the Most
Enlightened Nations in the JenGov Land.

MH

The Alex Trebek Nation of Jeopardy

Yesterday’s Answer: What is “Rumours”?

Congratulations:
The Holy Empire of Landover Baptist Church

Only telegrammed responses will be considered
All responses must be in the form of a question

COUNTRIES' NATIONAL ANTHEMS

WITH WORDS WRITTEN BY A BISHOP OF URGELL, ITS ANTHEM PRAISES CHARLEMAGNE & SAYS IT "WAS BORN A PRINCESS...BETWEEN TWO NATIONS"

What is ... ?

The MikesHope Essence of Mikeswill

The current WA Resolution, Protecting Native Prairies And Grasslands has been posted on our off-site forums at:

https://bnationstates.runboard.com/t84339

General Assembly Resolution At Vote

Protecting Native Prairies And Grasslands

A resolution to increase the quality of the world's environment, at the expense of industry.

Category: Environmental

Industry Affected: All Businesses - Mild

The World Assembly,

Recognizing the importance of high-quality habitats in the protection of ecosystems;

Perceiving that tall grass prairies play an important ecological function by filtering pesticides, nutrients, and bacteria from agricultural runoff, as well as preventing soil erosion by establishing deep root systems;

Noticing that tall grass prairies support a wide range of biodiversity, often including plant, insect, large mammal, and prominent keystone species that may not be present in other ecosystems;

Noting that tall grass prairies are often desirable for conversion to agricultural purposes, due to high nutrient levels in the soil, moderate levels of rainfall, and a lack of trees;

Lamenting that only a tiny fraction of tall grass prairies remain today;

Observing that, in many WA member nations, the conversion of land for agriculture has severely decreased the abundance of tall grass prairies, leading to a reduction in biodiversity among pollinators;

Troubled that a lack of biodiversity among pollinators may be detrimental to agriculture by creating, in many cases, an unstable 1 to 1 relationship between crop yield and a single pollinator species, potentially collapsing the agricultural industry of some nations, should the pollinator become extinct; and

Concerned that failing to protect native prairies will lead to the extinction of several currently endangered species, many of which rely heavily on tall grass prairies;

Hereby:

Defines for the purposes of this resolution:

‘tall grass prairie’ as a biome featuring the dominance of tall grass species, averaging greater than 1.5 meters in height, moderate levels of annual rainfall, and the presence of periodic wildfires, with period between combustion exceeding 1 year, but not more than 20 years, to prevent the encroachment of saplings and invasive plant species;

‘pollinators’ as species that frequently spread pollen between the male and female components of a plant species, allowing said plants to fertilize the female ovules for reproduction; and

‘land development’ as any sapient activity which alters a landscape from its naturally occurring form and does not allow the landscape to recover to its naturally occurring form within a period of 5 years (e.g. does not include controlled burns);

Tasks the World Assembly Science Program (WASP) with the following:

researching the historical prevalence of tall grass prairies in all WA member nations;

determining the impact that agriculture and land development has had on the decline of tall grass prairies and the loss of pollinators in all WA member nations;

performing ecological surveys to assess the feasibility of restoring tall grass prairies in nations with significantly diminished tall grass prairie ranges;

researching methods and creating guidelines for maintaining tall grass prairies in areas where periodic controlled burns have the potential to be ecologically damaging;

communicating their findings with all WA member nations; and

assisting member nations in conducting independent research into native tall grass prairies when adequate resources are lacking;

Mandates that all member nations:

determine areas where tall grass prairies currently exist within their borders;

conduct environmental impact studies to determine the effect of any land development within 5 kilometers of areas recognized as containing tall grass prairies;

share raw data on all research pertaining to tall grass prairies with the WASP;

maintain current tall grass prairies by:

performing periodic controlled burns when it is ecologically in the best interest of the prairie and the surrounding area and unlikely to lead to the development of a wildfire, or else following the guidance set forth by the WASP in clause 2d;

preventing land development for any purpose in tall grass prairies;

preventing human activities that have been found to be detrimental to the ecosystem, according to clause 3b, in the areas surrounding tall grass prairies; and

record all native multicellular species found to exist within a tall grass prairie, and collect seed samples from all native prairie plants; and

Strongly Recommends that member nations:

work to restore and maintain tall grass prairies in all ecologically feasible areas, as determined by the findings of the WASP;

create economic incentives for private entities to restore and maintain tall grass prairies when direct government action is infeasible; and

research methods of reducing land use and pollution associated with agriculture.

Mikes Hope Essence of Mikeswill
WA Delegate
NationStates Region

The Holy Empire of Landover Baptist Church

Mike in Mexico wrote:Wiki:

Cinco de Mayo (pronounced [ˈsiŋko̞ še̞ ˈma̠ʝo̞] in Mexico, Spanish for "Fifth of May") ...

i'm not proficient in spanish, but that pronunciation looks to be castilian (eropean), not mexican.

The MikesHope Essence of Mikeswill

Landover Baptist Church wrote:i'm not proficient in spanish, but that pronunciation looks to be castilian (eropean), not mexican.

The Mexicans speak a better Spanish than the Spaniards (in my experiences in both countries). There is a tendency for people to get lazy in their own speech and the Spanish in the north seem to drop the last syllable of words. The Andalusians in the south speak as if they have bread in their mouths. The use of the term Castilian to refer to modern Spanish is redundant. When writers such as Cervantes or Dante or Shakespere become the bastion of a country's language it becomes the norm. Cervantes wrote in what we call Castilian, which we now call Spanish and was the dialect which dominated the Americas.

The Meditations of Happy Gilmour

Thursday, 6 May, 2021 | 57

If you want to be a great leader,
you must learn to follow the Tao.
Stop trying to control.
Let go of fixed plans and concepts,
and the world will govern itself.

The more prohibitions you have,
the less virtuous people will be.
The more weapons you have,
the less secure people will be.
The more subsidies you have,
the less self-reliant people will be.

Therefore the Master says:
I let go of the law,
and people become honest.
I let go of economics,
and people become prosperous.
I let go of religion,
and people become serene.
I let go of all desire for the common good,
and the good becomes common as grass.

The MikesHope Essence of Mikeswill

Today’s Featured Nation:

The Kingdom of Arthacia

” Unity Makes Strength”

WA Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Civil Rights: Some
Economy: Very Strong
Political Freedoms: Very Good

Arthacia's national animal is the lion, which can occasionally be seen sifting through garbage in the nation's cities.
Arthacia is ranked 109,713th in the world and 105th in NationStates for Largest Insurance Industry, scoring 1,059.25 on the Risk Expulsion Effectiveness Rating.

Mikeswill

The MikesHope Essence of Mikeswill

The Mikes Hope Essence of Mikeswill graciously extends a warm welcome to our newest Nations:

The Empire of Nationstatorship
The Emirate of Farsiard
The Republic of New Celest

Our Esteemed Region continues to attract the Most
Enlightened Nations in the JenGov Land.

MH

The Alex Trebek Nation of Jeopardy

Yesterday’s Answer: What is Andorra?

Congratulations:
The Republic of Masoilia
The Empire of Nationstatorship
The Nanny State of West Marastan

Only telegrammed responses will be considered
All responses must be in the form of a question

SHAKESPEARE & HISTORY

MACBETH HAS A VISION OF A LINE OF 8 SCOTTISH KINGS, THE 8TH HOLDING A MIRROR TO REFLECT THIS 9TH IN LINE WHO MAY HAVE BEEN IN THE AUDIENCE

Who is ... ?

The Meditations of Happy Gilmour

Friday, 7 May, 2021 | 58

If a country is governed with tolerance,
the people are comfortable and honest.
If a country is governed with repression,
the people are depressed and crafty.

When the will to power is in charge,
the higher the ideals, the lower the results.
Try to make people happy,
and you lay the groundwork for misery.
Try to make people moral,
and you lay the groundwork for vice.

Thus the Master is content
to serve as an example
and not to impose her will.
She is pointed, but doesn't pierce.
Straightforward, but supple.
Radiant, but easy on the eyes.

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