WA Delegate (non-executive): The United Mangrove Archipelago of Ransium (elected )
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Embassies: Yggdrasil, Philosophy 115, Europe, the Rejected Realms, The North Pacific, the South Pacific, 10000 Islands, International Democratic Union, Oatland, Democratic Socialist Assembly, Hippy Haven, Haiku, The Federation of Anarchist Communes, Texas, Canada, Portugal, and 19 others.Spiritus, The LCRUA, Eladen, Singapore, Winterfell, The Region That Has No Big Banks, Antarctica, Antarctic Oasis, The Bar on the corner of every region, A Liberal Haven, Union of Free Nations, Sunalaya, Futaba Aoi, New Western Atlantic, Conch Kingdom, The Leftist Assembly, Conifer, Sonindia, and Wintreath.
Regional Power: Very High
Today's World Census Report
The Most Pro-Market in Forest
This data was compiled by surveying a random sample of businesses with the question, "Do you believe the government is committed to free market policies?"
As a region, Forest is ranked 17,183rd in the world for Most Pro-Market.
|1.||The Elite WA Overlady of Lord Dominator||Compulsory Consumerist State||“Fire Cures Everything”|
|2.||The Irradiated Badlands of Drasnia||Anarchy||“My cow is not pretty, but it is pretty to me.”|
|3.||The Republic of The store||Capitalist Paradise||“Thanks for shopping with us”|
|4.||The Overpopulated Hemisphere of Last Hope||Capitalist Paradise||“All the Laws Fit to Enforce”|
|5.||The Borderlands of Banished to the Shadow Realm||Anarchy||“Beware of the sabertooth tree lobsters.”|
|6.||The Philosophical Empire of Sacara||Capitalist Paradise||“Under One Banner, We Are United”|
|7.||The January Sales of Candlewhisper Archive||Capitalist Paradise||“doo doo doo doo doooo, We're Lovin' It.”|
|8.||The Candlewhisper Puppet of Soldiersend Archive||Right-wing Utopia||“God, Guns, and Glory”|
|9.||The Argentocracy of The Heilbronn Coalition||Corporate Bordello||“Komm schon, spring über deinen Schatten”|
|10.||The One That Got Away of Seagull||Corporate Police State||“Money does rule the world”|
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- : New ashantiland ceased to exist.
- : The Holy Empire of The Blackweald arrived from Barbaria.
- : The Dictatorship of My subjects mean nothing arrived from The North Pacific.
- : The Federation of Vergen-Europas Puppet arrived from The Rejected Realms.
- : The Holy Green Zombie Pony Trees of Rain Forest arrived from Osiris.
- : The People's Communitarian Union of New Kvenland arrived from Ajax.
- : The Commonwealth of Monticola arrived from The West Pacific.
- : The Community of The Beach House arrived from The South Pacific.
- : The Constitutional Monarchy of Midcairne arrived from The East Pacific.
Forest Regional Message Board
That is a marvelous statement. It shows that you have a good sense of wisdom and self-awareness. It's good to allow your beliefs to evolve and change as you experience the world and see things.
I have been "around the political block" more than most people, it seems. I've sort of gone through phases of being very politically conservative, then very religiously conservative (feel free to groan, lol), then very obnoxiously liberal (see how psychological this all is?), then sort of more nuanced and measured in my thinking but still definitely "liberal" as most people would see it, I guess, but the thing is that like geologic layers, each of those developments in my own growth and values has left traces. I've never really been an iconoclast; I'd much rather let time and change more organically let things fade away. The point is, I've sort of retained qualities or echoes of each phase, for better or worse. Those changes in politics and philosophy mirrored growing up in a small, conservative town, then going through a religious phase (in the 21st century, folks! Murica!), then moving to the city and starting a career and totally veering to the left, and then more recently moving back to a smaller, more conservative area, and getting a new perspective on some aspects of Trumpland in 2018/2019, which has definitely brought a layer of three-dimensionality to an entire part of the United States that you simply don't see in New York or another big coastal city or its suburbs. While you did see the odd Italian Republican in NY or the upper crust Republican types in the New Jersey suburbs, it's not the same in Appalachia, lol. And then when you throw the Rust Belt and snow in, and the cloudy weather, and the little towns surrounded by mountains and forests...
Idk, it may sound very trite or overly-simplistic, but in certain ways, there is more truth and coherence to both the Democratic worldview and also the Republican worldview than the other side is prepared to admit, as much as I'm an overall blue dot in a mostly red sea. As with most of the differences in the world, many of these things come down to people talking past each other, because they're using two different languages and sets of reasoning, both of which are designed, on purpose, to find fault and absurdity in the other side. Both sides are mutually vampiric, and they can't live on the products of their own philosophies alone; they must supplement with the straw-men corpses of their enemies. A vicious, reductive political ecosystem.
It would serve our society so well if everyone would just step back, cool down, blindly assume a bit of goodwill and overall benefit of the doubt into the other side, and be willing to evolve and grow in their understanding and thinking. It would be so great if we could sort of "figure out" (as much as that ever happens) some of these social and political friction points and at least move each front to the next stage or to a new period of equilibrium.
Three truths and a lie, eh? Hmm. Here's me:
1) I have a longstanding love of sailing, and own a small (21') Bermuda-rigged catboat for pleasure.
2) I have performed as a pirate on the set used for the Black Pearl in the first Pirates of the Caribbean movie.
3) I have been on the water in the ship that sailed as HMS Interceptor in that same movie.
4) I have hauled sails while underway on a 133ft schooner built for artic exploration.
Number 1. You love sailing but I don't think you own that craft.
I know The Interceptor was actually The Grand Turk thanks to my other half's love of the pirates films. I also used to live close to where it used to be moored before it was sold off so I know it used to run tours. I reckon you had something to do with that. Knowing how to operate sailing ships like that (though I think the Turk also had a modern engine too?) Is probably a fairly limited skillset so I reckon the artic expedition sailing would be right up your street. Without cheating and looking stuff up I am guessing that catamarans and mooring are quite expensive, so yeah I reckon number 1.