WA Delegate: The MikesHope Essence of Mikeswill (elected )
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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.
Regional Power: Very High
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 Forge||Iron Fist Consumerists||“If you can dream it, we can build it!”|
|2.||The Communist State of Sauliniville||Compulsory Consumerist State||“Communism - A better future for all”|
|3.||The Republic of Republic of Jesselton||Capitalist Paradise||“Democracy State of Jesselton”|
|4.||The Fluffy Federal Republic of Zimbabbit||New York Times Democracy||“In a jiffy!”|
|5.||The Republic of IWould||Right-wing Utopia||“I opened my closet and a rainbow came out”|
|6.||The Federal Republic of Paritingee||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“I hate my life”|
|7.||The Commonwealth of Doowekal||Capitalist Paradise||“All for one and one for all!”|
|8.||The Empress of Russia of Catherine The Great||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“I Am Mother Russia”|
|9.||The Community of Kith and Kin||Capitalizt||“A Friend in Need is a Friend Indeed!”|
|10.||The Commonwealth of Sity Firum Sand||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“Twirling Toward Freedom”|
- : The Republic of Outoinen departed this region for Alcris.
- : The Republic of Outoinen arrived from Lazarus.
- : Porto delloceano ceased to exist.
- : The Kingdom of 2011 Once Upon a time arrived from Spiritus.
- : The Democratic Republic of Rione Mercato arrived from The South Pacific.
- : The Free Land of TerraSapiens departed this region for Kaer Solas.
- : The Holy Empire of Black Rosa arrived from The West Pacific.
- : The MikesHope Essence of Mikeswill updated the World Factbook entry.
- : The Republic of New Celest arrived from The Pacific.
- : The Emirate of Farsiard arrived from Krasnaya.
NationStates Regional Message Board
Yesterday’s Answer: What is “Rumours”?
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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 current WA Resolution, Protecting Native Prairies And Grasslands has been posted on our off-site forums at:
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.
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;
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
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.
Thursday, 6 May, 2021 | 57
If you want to be a great leader,
The more prohibitions you have,
Therefore the Master says:
Today’s Featured Nation:
” Unity Makes Strength”
WA Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights: Some
Arthacia's national animal is the lion, which can occasionally be seen sifting through garbage in the nation's cities.
Yesterday’s Answer: What is Andorra?
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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 ... ?
Friday, 7 May, 2021 | 58
If a country is governed with tolerance,
When the will to power is in charge,
Thus the Master is content