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Midday update, because something amazing just happened: I've taken a very sharp upturn. My mind has cleared except for a minor headache, and I've stopped falling unconscious randomly. By all intents and purposes, I'm very near to recovery. I'll probably be in for another week, just to be certain that I won't have another relapse, and I'll probably be restricted on activities for several months to ensure that I don't strain my heart, which is already in extreme danger of failing. Otherwise, though, I'm doing much better.

Aeslann wrote:Midday update, because something amazing just happened: I've taken a very sharp upturn. My mind has cleared except for a minor headache, and I've stopped falling unconscious randomly. By all intents and purposes, I'm very near to recovery. I'll probably be in for another week, just to be certain that I won't have another relapse, and I'll probably be restricted on activities for several months to ensure that I don't strain my heart, which is already in extreme danger of failing. Otherwise, though, I'm doing much better.

Wooooooooooooo! Yay Aeslann!

Why are we losing nations?

Well, people who joined because of Mr. Durnil and stuck around for longer than most may still be slowly fading away. Otherwise... Idk

South Orwelland wrote:Well, people who joined because of Mr. Durnil and stuck around for longer than most may still be slowly fading away. Otherwise... Idk

Why dont we bring him back?

Janraiqlux wrote:I came well after the Drewpocalypse but saw his video after joining.

I was one of the people who joined after seeing the video of Mr. Drew and enjoyed my stay in NS taking a small hiatus last year and finally active as ever!

Diaquirt wrote:Is anyone here online?

Yes. There is less activity now though because most of America is sleeping and it's morning in Europe.

I mean, it's afternoon in Asia and I'm in Asia.

The Secretariat presents a voting overview for the current SC proposal Commend Honeydewistania:


Current Proposal: Commend Honeydewistania

Overview

Proposal:
This proposal aims to commend Honeydewistania for their work in the GA and in the SC. It also highlights their leadership in the MT Army during anti-fascist operations.

Opinions:

For:

Scalizagasti wrote: I fully support this resolution and its commendee. Honeydewistania has been a great friend to me and also a helpful mentor when I began greater involvement within the World Assembly. So far, I have written two resolution proposals, and both times he helped me in the early stages of my writing. As this commendation mentions, he helped numerous other first-time writers as well. He consistently writes high-quality legislation, and indeed is an incredibly prolific writer in both the GA and the SC. I also had the honour of working with him in both Mariner Trench and the URA, so I can confirm that his contributions outside the WA are also noteworthy. He has been a valuable ally in the fight against fascism on NationStates as part of the MT Army, and like this commendation says, was quite instrumental in certain anti-fascist operations. Honeydewistania has proven himself to be a community leader in both the World Assembly and the greater NS world, and in my opinion has truly earned this commendation.

SouthernSanity wrote:Narrowly for this. Nominee has a wealth of GA authorship and smaller contributions in other areas of the game. The writing of the proposal is conceptually well organized (an improvement on the previous draft of this Commend) but does leave something to be desired in terms of style and flare.

Tepertopia wrote:While the proposal is indeed rather list-heavy for the most part, I think its quality is good enough to not oppose the proposal on these grounds alone, especially since every single one of the nominee's astonishingly numerous WA resolutions which they've (co-)authored - all of excellent quality - does deserve to be named. Their fighting against fascism, alongside helping in region-building, as mentioned in the proposal, then lastly pose the icing on the cake of Honeydewistania's exceptional work for the greater NationStates community, so I believe they are absolutely worthy of recognition by the Security Council in the form of a commendation.

Against:

Wayneactia wrote:Wow. Passed some resoultions and conducted unspecified operations on behalf of the MT Army, which apparently cannot be elaborated on?

Pass.

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and for the current GA proposal Repeal: "Voting Equality for Freed Inmates":

Overview

Proposal:
This proposal aims to repeal GA#419 for indirectly allowing members nations to deny prisoners the right to vote.

Opinions:

For:

Uan aa Boa wrote:I support the repeal but not the replacement. Since the WA can't require nations to hold elections it makes no sense to interfere in those that chose to do so. You end up with "furtherance of democracy" legislation that finds fault with the details of some democracies while dictatorships are automatically compliant, which is ridiculous. The spirit if not the letter of the ideological ban rule is that the Assembly should keep out of such matters.

Scalizagasti wrote:"We are generally supportive of this resolution and the replacement as well. 'Tough on crime' narratives have negatively impacted civil liberties and caused widespread disenfranchisement."

Against:

Marxist Germany wrote:"Whilst it is understandable that criminals who have served their sentences should have their voting rights reinstated, it is preposterous to propose that incarcerated individuals be able to vote, considering they have violated the law of the land; why should someone be able to vote for something they have shown no respect? Additionally, there are crimes such as voter fraud, for which the most obvious punishment is rescinding the person's right to vote. For these reasons, Germany will be opposing this repeal-and-replace effort."

Hannasea wrote:"Completely opposed. We support a repeal of this resolution, but certainly not one that argues for a replacement that will go even further in allowing the totally undemocratic members of this Assembly to meddle in the affairs of democracies."

Abstain:

Calamari Lands wrote: "Inclined to support, but concerned about the repeal passing and the replacement not doing so, which is worse than the current state of affairs. Additionally, Calamari Lands does not employ prisons. Will most likely stay neutral voting-wise but support the message and content of the replacement."


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What's another word for "thesaurus?"

Jabberwocky wrote:What's another word for "thesaurus?"

Compendium of the lexicon to be utilised for the benefit of the exaltation of synonyms and related concepts.

I was farming when I opened the same card in back to back packs.
page=deck/card=3371449/season=2/finds_history=1

Post self-deleted by Thedairos.

Post by New South Vietnam suppressed by Markanite.

If a nation is banned is it banned forever? Or can it be unbanned? (I got banned as Emnaria for being 12 but I just turned 13 and I can't get back in)

Thanks North Silldistia Cita, Aprait, Osito Libre and Crysanthem for endorsing our Delegate Wischland!
Thanks for your contribution to the community! You will receive the Mango of The Isles award and are now eligible for our April Endorsement Drive prizes.

This message is a part of the April Endorsement Drive. Please help us reach 325 Delegate endorsements!

No! Why my wealth inequality, average income of the rich, and average disposable income, why?

Zaberaz Hapang wrote:No! Why my wealth inequality, average income of the rich, and average disposable income, why?

How dare you cave in into workers' demands?
Little hint, crushing the strike in this issue is a go-to option to gather more Economic Freedom and Wealth Gaps.

EDIT: I'm actually quite impressed with how well you control your Tax rate while maintaining most public services.

Vivolkha wrote:How dare you cave in into workers' demands?

Little hint, crushing the strike in this issue is a go-to option to gather more Economic Freedom and Wealth Gaps.

I did it cuz it was about information technology and I want top 1% on that stat, and I expected income of the rich to drop by a little but not to half

Zaberaz Hapang wrote:I did it cuz it was about information technology and I want top 1% on that stat, and I expected income of the rich to drop by a little but not to half

It's actually about @@MAJORINDUSTRY@@, it grabs whatever industry is the best in your country. This is ignored for stat effects (and even if it did accepting the strike would probably damage that industry.).

Belldom wrote:Hi everyone :)

Welcome to the region!

We have helpful guides here:



XKI Welcome Guide

Welcome to 10000 Islands!

Welcome to 10000 Islands! If you're new to the game, you're probably wondering what all of the site features are and how they work. You'll find that NationStates is a seemingly simple browser game with a rich community and a depth of features and game play developed by players over the course of almost 18 years. 10000 Islands is one of the oldest regions in the game, dating back to 2002, with a continuously operational defender military and active regional government.

This Dispatch includes a step-by-step guide to how to get started in NationStates and become involved in 10000 Islands. NationStates is fundamentally a social game played regularly over the course of a long time. Take a minute to read up and dive in, eventually you'll forge your own unique path and be able to customize a game experience you enjoy!

Opening Steps

The first thing you'll want to do, if you haven't already, is to answer your issues. In NationStates, you function as the all-powerful leader of your nation and Issues are how you effect your government's policy and national statistics. Issues are the only way to effect these and you'll have to wait for more issues once you've answered them all. To learn more about issues, you can check out the 10000 Islands Linkissue and stats lounge or this Issue answering FAQ.

While you wait to receive more issues, you should join the World Assembly (WA). Joining the WA requires that you input your email address on the settings page (know that your email will not be visible to other users and NationStates does not send you spam emails!). Joining the World Assembly is important because it grants you a say in developing international law through the General Assembly and preserving international peace through the Security Council. More importantly, joining the WA grants you citizenship in 10000 Islands, which allows you to participate in elections and run for office.

Once you've joined the World Assembly, be sure to endorse the World Assembly Delegate Wischland. Endorsing the Delegate gives the region more power in the World Assembly because the Delegate's vote is weighted so they receive an extra vote for each WA endorsement they have. You can also decide how the WA Delegate votes once you're registered on the forum by Linkparticipating in WA voting polls.

After you've done that, you can get involved in our regional community by signing up for the Linkregional forum. The forum is the main headquarters for our regional government, economy, cultural events, our defender military, and role-playing. A more comprehensive forum guide can be found Linkhere. When you sign up for the forum, it's important to follow the instructions in the first post of Linkthis thread so that an Account Masker can go through and confirm your account to give you access to appropriate areas of the forum.

The last thing to do is join our regional LinkDiscord server. Discord is a live chat platform that we use to hang out and get to know our region-mates a little better. Stop by to meet some new friends!

Once you've done these four things (answer Issues, join the WA, sign up on the forum, and introduce yourself on Discord), you're all set! From there, take your own path and discover what about 10000 Islands interests you. The rest of this Dispatch is an index of guides and resources for you to look at.

Guides and Set Up

  • Regional Government: 10000 Islands is governed according to the LinkConstitution by the Chief Executive, a Council of Nine, and various executive government officials. Understanding the nuances of this system and why things are structured this way is important, and this guide serves to unpack all of that along with how you can get involved.

  • RMB Ettiquette and Guide: The Regional Message Board (or RMB) is the shared community space we have that is built into NationStates. If you'd prefer not to use off-site forums or chat apps, it'll be hard for you to get involved in regional government or parts of our culture, but you can access a healthy sliver of our community through talking to your neighbors on the RMB. However, this comes with rules and community guidelines outlined in this guide.

  • WA Guide: Learn more about the World Assembly here - what is the General Assembly and the Security Council? How does WA membership effect your nation? What regional programs does 10000 Islands have for engaging in the WA?

  • Join TITO!: The Ten thousand Islands Treaty Organization (TITO) is 10000 Islands' regional defender military - they help secure other regions' security when they're attacked by raider forces. Learn about what exactly TITO does and how to help here.

  • Houses and Generations Guide: Discover your lineage and place in XKI's family tree as well as make friends by exploring our House and Generation system in this guide. Compete in competitions with other Houses and more!

  • Entertainment and Activities Guide: Want more fun things to do? Look no further than this guide! Discover all the endless possibilities for fun here in the 10000 Islands and how to interact with them or learn more about creating your own fun.

Additional Resources

Special thanks to HumanSanity

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Don't forget to check out the forum too! https://10000islands.proboards.com/

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