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A Liberal Haven RMB

WA Delegate: The Commonwealth and Outer Isles of Garchyland (elected )

Founder: Polaris and vega

Last WA Update:

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Most Influential: 209th Most Rebellious Youth: 632nd Most World Assembly Endorsements: 716th+11
Most Nations: 808th Nudest: 1,324th Most Stationary: 1,618th Largest Populations: 1,744th Largest Welfare Programs: 1,775th Best Weather: 1,984th Most Compassionate Citizens: 2,027th Most Cultured: 2,301st Most Beautiful Environments: 2,412th Most Cheerful Citizens: 2,444th Nicest Citizens: 2,462nd
World Factbook Entry

Founded on August 7, 2003, A Liberal Haven is one of the oldest regions in NationStates.

We are committed to world peace through achieving social justice, non-violent solutions to problems, a healthy environment, and strong democracy.

We welcome all nations regardless of background. We promote tolerance and reject intolerance.

Let us do more than acknowledge and tolerate our differences; let us celebrate our diversity!

Would you like to join us here? Please send one of us a message! We're always looking for nations that want to live by our motto.

Please send all embassy requests to Garchyland, Eyana, or Maineiacs.

FEATURED REGION 4X!!: September 5, 2012, June 6, 2014, August 7, 2014, December 13, 2015

How are things, friends? *Garchyland


Embassies: The Social Liberal Union, Forest, Philosophy 115, Hippy Haven, Hell, Gay Equality, and Underworld.

Tags: Casual, Democratic, Eco-Friendly, Featured, Founderless, Independent, Liberal, Medium, Pacifist, and Password.

Regional Power: Moderate

A Liberal Haven contains 21 nations, the 808th most in the world.

Today's World Census Report

The Largest Basket Weaving Sector in A Liberal Haven

World Census agents infiltrated a variety of out-of-the-way towns and festivals in order to determine which nations have the most developed Basket Weaving industries.

As a region, A Liberal Haven is ranked 17,009th in the world for Largest Basket Weaving Sector.

NationWA CategoryMotto
1.The Allied States of Xandia SwiftCivil Rights Lovefest“Sit Wonder Imagine Free-Think”
2.The United Kingdom of DrubonyCapitalist Paradise“Unity in diversity”
3.The Republic of WarlsDemocratic Socialists“No we can't!”
4.The United Kingdom of VayaDemocratic Socialists“Alea jacta est!”
5.The Democratic Republic of EymontonDemocratic Socialists“Fly high!”
6.The Oppressed Peoples of JaldeScandinavian Liberal Paradise“Everything goes”
7.The Principality of Got the munchies real bad manNew York Times Democracy“Who knew what time it was when the first clock was made”
8.The United Kingdom of LambadayInoffensive Centrist Democracy“No!”
9.The Democratic States of VlearonDemocratic Socialists“United”
10.The Matriarchy of StrinaDemocratic Socialists“Alea jacta est!”
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A Liberal Haven Regional Message Board

Just got out of the hospital. Better now.

Maineiacs wrote:Just got out of the hospital. Better now.

Very glad to hear you are doing better!

Hail friends! Nuke Day is here once again and I reach out to you today to join the Horsemen of the Apocalypse! We won last year and plan to do it again!

Count down is here: page=news/2020/09/22/index.html

I welcome you to pin the Factbook to your WFE if you wanna join as a member region.


“We impose order on the chaos of faction evolution. You exist because we allow it, and you will end because we demand it.”
- The Stalker when asked the purpose of the Horsemen of the Apocalypse.

The non-aggression pact, the shameless megafaction, the backroom agreement, these are the tools of cowards and weaklings. True glory rests in the hands of those who succeed on their own merits. Strength is the only currency accepted by The Atom, and only the strong will prosper on N-Day. The Horsemen of the Apocalypse are the greatest faction in N-Day history, that is a simple fact, the highest score ever, the highest faction population ever, the most nukes ever, the most shields ever, the only faction to ever finish at #1 with no radiation, our accolades are limitless, our abilities are peerless. You all know who we are, and you know what we're about. If you wish to free yourself from the shackles placed upon you by bickering cowards and sycophants then seek us out. The ability to choose what is destroyed, when, and in what manner is the exclusive prerogative of the powerful, following the weak will only lead to you being counted among the vanquished.

RP aside, we dominated virtually unchallenged last time, and we're going to win again this time even if it requires us to actually try a little. If you want to be in the #1 faction then join us, accept no substitutes. As [v] herself said, 549 out of 574 Factions finished with a negative score, of the 25 positive scores one was us and the other 24 stayed positive solely because we couldn't be bothered to wreck them.

If you want to flex on all the other nerds that play this game join our Discord now and join our faction once the event starts.

LinkDiscord link: https://discord.gg/6gcjmmd

Join the Horsemen HERE!

LinkAnd I heard as it were the noise of thunder, One of the four beasts saying come and see and I saw, and behold...

The Count Down: page=news

It's time for round five my friends, The Horsemen of the Apocalypse ride once again.

Hell, Underworld, The Order of the Grey Wardens, Lily, Glass Gallows, Middle Earth, Hippy Haven, and bringers of the apocalypse reunite for round five.

For those not around last time and for those of us in need of a refresher please read over the NS News dispatch here; page=dispatch/id=874170

Simple Version.
1. Join faction to start building production
2. Spend Production on missiles or shields
3. Use missile to strike foes for points, use shields to stop incoming missiles
4. Read ^ dispatch, V read the Plan.
5. Be on the Discord! >>> LinkHERE! <<<

The Plan
This year we show no mercy. Join us and you will be free to attack whomever you wish, we have only targets and make no non-aggression pacts.

Join us on the Linkdiscord for organization hits, or pick your own targets on your own.

Stick to your specialty, if you're military build nukes, if you're strategic build shields. If you're economic do whatever you please. Whatever your specialization be ready to fight at the start, who knows how many losers from last year will try and fail to get revenge on us early.

Altmoras is the Lord of War, leader of the Horsemen, follow his orders.

Like last time we work from the shadows again. We don't start fights or hit randomly, we won't draw blood, we will slaughter them all at once. We will focus on small or inactive groups. We will avoid taking strikes and create truces.

Best way to avoid becoming a repeated target will be to keep our defense strong, if they can't land a strike on us, and we don't attack them, they will move on. While we'll focus on earning points.

I wanna encourage folks to have a 40% offense, 60% defense slant on production. Particularly at the start of the game and while people are more active. At the start we will see a lot of attacks coming in from everywhere, so have your defenses ready. Remember it is better to stop the first attack to discourage future attacks, strikes only get easier later on.

All of this will be organized through our discord.

Altmoras is the Lord of War, leader of the Horsemen, follow his orders.

FAQ
How many nations to use?

Short answer, as many as you can manage, and in relationship to the time you plan to put in.

Everyone should use at least one nation, if you plan to put in the time and effort use a few more. Remember you build resource/"production" only when the nation is in the Faction. Allowing you to buy shields and missiles, more nations means more you can build up, have one nation just for defense, one for missiles, etc.

However more nations also means more targets for our foes to target! So you gotta pull the weight of the nations you use. Lots of inactive targets is bad, what we want is the right amount of active folks making best use of the max production they can handle.

Does this affect my nations stats??

No! There are no long term repercussions.

Horsemen Scores of prior N-Days
N-Day I: We made it into 30th for top strike, our offense was on point. However we didn't have nearly enough defense, we also attacked indiscriminately, started fights, and got mass attacked by everyone in return.
Member Regions: Hell, Underworld, Glass Gallows, Middle Earth, Hippy Haven, and bringers of the apocalypse.

N-Day II: We made it into 12th place with 12,606 strikes, and only taking 5,827 hits.
Member Regions: Hell, Underworld, Glass Gallows, Middle Earth, Hippy Haven, and bringers of the apocalypse.

N-Day III: We rocked the house taking 2nd place thanks to the tireless work of Altmoras, with 67,539 strikes, and only taking a mere 39 hits.
Member Regions: Hell, Underworld, Glass Gallows, Middle Earth, Hippy Haven, Citadel of Ricks, and bringers of the apocalypse.

N-Day IV: We won. We came in 1st. 332,564 strikes and not a single hit landed on us. We are the Kings of the Apocalypse!! Great work to all involved, special thanks to organizer and leader of the Horsemen Altmoras!
Member Regions: Hell, Underworld, Glass Gallows, Middle Earth, Hippy Haven, Citadel of Ricks, The Order of the Grey Wardens, Lily, and bringers of the apocalypse.

And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts
And I looked and behold, a pale horse
And his name that sat on him was Death
And Hell followed with him.

Read factbook

Join us!

Discord link: https://discord.gg/6gcjmmd

Hello. Is it safe to be pro LGBTQ here? Because I want to raise the rainbow flag. 🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈

Demonos wrote:Hello. Is it safe to be pro LGBTQ here? Because I want to raise the rainbow flag. 🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈

Yes, of course! We are definitely pro-equality :)

Hello neighbors and friends! Sign up for the January 2021 Wileyshire + Wildy Sports Cup!

Welcome

This is the January portion of the planned 2021-long sporting event! All games will be scored using xkorinate and all stats will be randomly generated independently for each nation and further for each event.

Sign Up

All that's needed on the part of nations is to sign up for each portion of it! To do so, please simply TG Wileyshire or Wildy asking to participate in the Jan '21 Sports Cup, and that's it, you're done!

Qualifications

To qualify to join, you must be a part of one of the following regions:
• A Liberal Haven
• Anarchy
• Democratic Socialist Assembly
• Forest
• International Democratic Union
• North Korea
• NSLeft
• Social Liberal Union
• South Pacific
• Thalassia
• The Communist Bloc
• The East Pacific
• The Internationale
• The Leftist Assembly
• The Socialist Syndicalist Union
• The Union of Democratic States

Events

There will be 12 events each month. For January, (with a Winter theme!) the events are as follows:

• Ice Hockey Tournament
• Curling Tournament
• Snowboard Halfpipe Event
• 4-person Bobsledding Event
• 2-person Bobsledding Event
• Paired Figure Skating Event
• Team Hill Ski Jumping Event
• Cross Country Skiing Relay 4x10km Event
• Downhill Alpine Skiing Event
• Luge Doubles Event
• Skeleton Event
• 5000m Speed Skate Event

The exact schedule for events will be released shortly after the beginning of January and the games will commence as scheduled from then!

Tracking and Scoring

The events will each be scored equally with points being awarded to the top 10 of each event as follows:

1st Place - 100 Points
2nd Place - 80 Points
3rd Place - 60 Points
4th Place - 40 Points
5th Place - 30 Points
6th Place - 25 Points
7th Place - 20 Points
8th Place - 15 Points
9th Place - 10 Points
10th Place - 5 Points

Wileyshire will keep track of scoring from events throughout January with bulletin posts in addition to making periodic posts in regional message boards, though these are intended to be kept light, the only guaranteed one to be the final scores near the end of the month.

Read dispatch

Friends,

I hope you're doing well. I am Courelli, Ambassador to ALH from the Social Liberal Union.

I regret to inform you all that the SLU's Founder has couped the region and ejected the legitimate, democratically-elected government and many he views as being sympathetic to the legitimate government from the region. However, the SLU community will not be destroyed: we have moved to The Social Liberal Union, and will ensure full continuity of government.

As such, we humbly request that you close your embassy with the Social Liberal Union and open an embassy with The Social Liberal Union.

Here is our government's official statement on the matter:

Dear all,

The elected government of the Social Liberal Union has been overthrown by our founder Ainland, who launched a coup after years of inactivity. He does so after a week of attacks against our government and regional values, attacking multiple members for personal or ideological differences, and even founding a new region and then deceitfully promising to move on.

The legitimate Social Liberal Union is now located in the region of The Social Liberal Union, our legally designated backup region since 2015.

It is a sad day for our region’s proud history of regional democratic engagement and constitutional norms, all violated by the one individual who was originally meant to uphold them.

We hope to come back stronger than before, and continue to grow as a cornerstone of NationStates democracy.

Signed,
Helvurium - Delegate of the Social Liberal Union
Courelli - Speaker of the Social Liberal Union
Ramelia - Chancellor of the Social Liberal Union
Goncar - Minister of Foreign Affairs
North American Republics - Minister of Domestic Affairs
Brys questions - Minister of Immigration

LinkRecorded on the Social Liberal Union's official Library of Parliament

Read dispatch

Thank you for your understanding, and for years of friendship. Here's to many more!

Courelli

Courelli in ALH wrote:Friends,

I hope you're doing well. I am Courelli, Ambassador to ALH from the Social Liberal Union.

I regret to inform you all that the SLU's Founder has couped the region and ejected the legitimate, democratically-elected government and many he views as being sympathetic to the legitimate government from the region. However, the SLU community will not be destroyed: we have moved to The Social Liberal Union, and will ensure full continuity of government.

As such, we humbly request that you close your embassy with the Social Liberal Union and open an embassy with The Social Liberal Union.

Here is our government's official statement on the matter:

Dear all,

The elected government of the Social Liberal Union has been overthrown by our founder Ainland, who launched a coup after years of inactivity. He does so after a week of attacks against our government and regional values, attacking multiple members for personal or ideological differences, and even founding a new region and then deceitfully promising to move on.

The legitimate Social Liberal Union is now located in the region of The Social Liberal Union, our legally designated backup region since 2015.

It is a sad day for our region’s proud history of regional democratic engagement and constitutional norms, all violated by the one individual who was originally meant to uphold them.

We hope to come back stronger than before, and continue to grow as a cornerstone of NationStates democracy.

Signed,
Helvurium - Delegate of the Social Liberal Union
Courelli - Speaker of the Social Liberal Union
Ramelia - Chancellor of the Social Liberal Union
Goncar - Minister of Foreign Affairs
North American Republics - Minister of Domestic Affairs
Brys questions - Minister of Immigration

LinkRecorded on the Social Liberal Union's official Library of Parliament

Read dispatch

Thank you for your understanding, and for years of friendship. Here's to many more!

Courelli

I don't think it's really appropriate to try to drag other regions into this. The embassy between the SLU and A Liberal Haven goes back 10 years, to when I first created the SLU, before there were even any other nations there.

Your dispatch is untrue. I removed some members from the region as I didn't want to be associated with a communist region which endorsed the "real world government of the DPRK", also there was some toxic behaviour. But other regions' RMBs isn't the place for this. You can do your own thing now, and so can we.

Hello friends!

Forest's sixth annual Photo Contest is beginning, and as has been the case in past years, submissions are open to anyone from our embassy regions. We'd love to see some submissions from y'all! :)

You can find more information here:

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Forest Photo Contest 2020

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2020 has undoubtedly been a year like no other. The general consensus is that it’s been crazy if not outright terrible. But with the holidays and the new year just around the corner, 2020 is finally coming to an end. Before we move on to a hopefully smoother 2021, though, there’s one last thing that needs to be done: the sixth annual Forest Photo Contest!

Here's what you need to know:

🌲 We have four categories once again this year:

  • LinkTrees (this category is permanent each year)

  • LinkLight & Dark (photos that display astounding lights and/or shades)

  • LinkSeasons (photos that represent one of the seasons or a certain time of year)

  • Link2020 (any photo that resonates with or represents this crazy year)

🌲 You may submit up to 12 photos total. You may choose how to divide those among the different categories, but please do not submit more than 12.

🌲 Please post your photos in the appropriate thread on our forums, located Linkhere. You may also submit photos via a link to an image hosting site in a telegram to Mount Seymour.

🌲 The photos must be taken by you, but can be taken at any time (not just during the contest).

🌲 Anyone in Forest or in a region which has an embassy with Forest may submit photographs for the Contest.

🌲 Timing:

  • Submissions will be open from December 18 at 00:00 GMT (7:00pm Dec 18 EST) to January 23rd at 23:59 GMT.

  • Voting will begin on January 23rd at 23:59 GMT and end January 30th at 23:59 GMT.

🌲 Voting will take place on a Google Form. Needless to say, please no puppeteering!

🌲 The photographers with the top three photographs in each category will have their photos acknowledged on our RMB, on our World Factbook Entry, and potentially in our next foreign update. A banner will also be created with a collage of the top photos to applaud the winners, and participants in the competition will be encouraged to add it as their nation's custom banner. Forest's flag will also be changed to the 1st place photos in each category for a week after the Contest.

Now it's time to head out and start photographing! Good luck to everyone!

Any questions about the Contest should be directed to Mount Seymour.

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Read dispatch

Happy photographing!

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