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WA Delegate: The State of Telgan (elected )

Founder: Dr george

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 226th Most Nations: 433rd Most Rebellious Youth: 639th+21
Most Avoided: 913th Highest Economic Output: 1,207th Most Armed: 1,214th Highest Wealthy Incomes: 1,246th Most Influential: 1,278th Most Cultured: 1,286th Largest Publishing Industry: 1,490th Fattest Citizens: 1,616th Highest Disposable Incomes: 1,825th Largest Black Market: 1,879th Most Secular: 1,882nd Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,996th Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 2,065th Most Valuable International Artwork: 2,149th Most Advanced Public Transport: 2,198th Largest Soda Pop Sector: 2,226th Smartest Citizens: 2,304th Highest Crime Rates: 2,364th Nudest: 2,462nd Most Corrupt Governments: 2,478th Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,565th
World Factbook Entry

We are the #1 region in NationStates for approaching life rationally without unfounded assumptions. "This is the region in which NS does its thinking."
Region Founded 10 February 2005.
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Historic ambassador exchanges with:Free States of Gaia,Forest,Haiku,Gay,Futaba Aoi,The Atheist Empire,Hippy Haven,Scandinavia,Nudist Dreamland,Free Thought,The Bad Place,New Europe,Wonderful Paradise,Ulthar,The Maritimes,Konfoederation deutschsprachiger Staaten, Antichrist Superstar.
Philosophy 115 does not usually participate in roleplaying or the raider/defender aspects of NS (Halloween is an exception).
Featured Region on 21 July 2009.

Embassies: Forest, Haiku, The Skeleton Army, Futaba Aoi, Scandinavia, The Commonwealth Of Furry Peoples, Nudist Dreamland, 10000 Islands, Free Thought, Gay, Argentina, Israel, Hippy Haven, The Maritimes, United States of America, Deutschland, and 47 others.The SOP, Gay Equality, Groland, The Atheist Empire, The Sea Of Love, Eladen, Hell, Underworld, Nelborne Union, Texas, The Northern Lights, Konfoederation deutschsprachiger Staaten, Federation of Planets Headquarters, Equilism, The Alliance of Queens, The Rose Garden, The Socialist States of the Philippines, Kittens Sanctuary, Krillin, Hippiedom, Portugal, Right to Life, A Liberal Haven, Union of Free Nations, Future Earth, Association of the Countries of the Free, The Peaceful Coffee Shop In Chicago, Philosophy 101, Bus Stop, Heaven, Regionless, The Dank Meme Alliance, The Iceberg Lounge, Donald Trump Land, Democritus, Buddhism, Realm of Unrestricted Science, LGBT University, Anarchy, The Local Supermarket, Union of Allied States, Vermont, Union of Liberal Nations, The House at Pooh Corner, Krasnaya, Philippines, and Salatia.

Tags: Feminist, Founderless, Independent, LGBT, Liberal, Medium, Offsite Forums, Password, Serious, Social, and World Assembly.

Regional Power: Moderate

Philosophy 115 contains 46 nations, the 433rd most in the world.

Today's World Census Report

The Largest Populations in Philosophy 115

The following nations have the greatest number of citizens.

As a region, Philosophy 115 is ranked 5,306th in the world for Largest Populations.

NationWA CategoryMotto
1.The Pale Blue Dot of Terra AmoreAnarchy“It's a fiendish thingy!”
2.The Atheist Empire Ambassador of Superior IntelligenceDemocratic Socialists“Eternal Peace, Wealth and Progress by HIS Intelligence!”
3.The Snow Crash Dystopia of AnarchocapitalistanCapitalizt“No State, No God, No Leader, No Law”
4.The Tumbling Waves of Sunrise from the SeaLeft-wing Utopia“Who, being loved, is poor?”
5.The Discoverian Enclave of VeritariaCapitalist Paradise“The Truth Is In Here...”
6.The Corporate Dictatorship of Postapocalyptic TerrorCorporate Police State“Arisen from ruins - Into an era of Glory!”
7.The Matriarchy of SevateamMother Knows Best State“Doctor!!!”
8.The Constitutional Monarchy of Kingdom of CambriaLeft-wing Utopia“Lorem Ipsum allof Brfs Triu Dipof Lort au Brtnki Sonx”
9.The Commonwealth of Central KadiganLeft-wing Utopia“We are free and happy; but poor as dirt!”
10.The Technocrati Thing of Techno-TitaniaAnarchy“Building Tomorrow Begins Today”

Last poll: “Virtual world tour 3: Which intangible cultural heritage awakens your curiosity? Viet Nam”

Regional Happenings


Philosophy 115 Regional Message Board

Emissary Margaux wrote:The All Weather Router is a division in Horse racing. And since it is pretty much a horse. It is a herbivore.

I've seen a few videos of horses snacking on baby chicks. They'll take a bit of protein from time to time.

Then I suppose it's best not to build a bird nest on top of the race horse either.

Virtual world tour 1: Which of these cultural practices interest you the most? Oceania, Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia

This new poll lets us travel virtually. The options are from the current list of our Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity:

These are some questions that occur to me:
What would you say makes a cultural practice valuable? Valuable to whom? An individual, a certain group of people, a large group of people, powerful people, marginalised people? Which criteria would you apply? Whom would you ask for their input? Is it in vain to work for preserving intangible cultural heritage, knowing that the passage of time and entropy will transform and dissolve everything anyway? Is working to preserve some intangible cultural heritage (for a while) nonetheless something worth doing, as it is resistance not only to the mere passage of time, but also to the powers of, for example, globalised marketing and a globalised entertainment industry?



Here's the second part of the virtual world tour to the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Now visiting Oceania, Singapore, Philippines, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia.

I'd really like to see Sbek Thom, Khmer Shadow Theatre, some day. On full screen the film already looks pretty nice, including the 'making of' and 'behind the scenes' parts. I wonder if it would be beneficial or problematic for such a type of traditional theatre to retain the techniques but, among the old ones, also encourage writing and telling new stories. After all, the traditional stories, too, were new at some point in the past.

Organisational note:

This virtual world tour can amuse us for a while, if we travel all around the globe. But: Please do introduce your own polls and conversation topics whenever you feel like it, I don't want to monopolise the stage. Our visit of the world's intangible cultural heritage can pause and continue any time.

What a brilliant tool from the UN, Rose. There is so much out there which I have to yet fully experience (the value of this experience can be questioned, sure: expanding your line of thought: see Disney for the classic example, and a sideline of the so called tourist gaze literature). I have spent my time in Europe, and have, NEVER left the continental border. My next planned holiday also shares in this. I shall have to rectify this once international travel opens back up. The year plus in some sense of either regional (or definitely national) lockdown has given me pause to reflect. There is so much out there rather than the western euro centric 'stuff' we have become accustomed to and therefore makes for coherent story telling in our lives. In reality, it is a tiny proportion of what the world 'is'.

I do think culture is important. I do not baulk at even manufactured culture. It all has a place and a broad reflection of society. Adorno and others have a wonderful interpretation of this. But moments, it has great insights, but I am not overly convinced in their arguments conclusions. Tends be the way in philosophy :).

Been to all the countries above and I will vote for Taiwan, Chinese New Year Festival in Tainan.

Greetings from XKI! We're proud to present a special announcement regarding Chief Executive Markanite's resignation from his position, and his selection of Hakketomat as his successor. To view the full announcement, please follow the link below.

On Monday, April 3rd 2021, Chief Executive Markanite of 10000 Islands announced his decision to resign from his position, and pass the torch to Hakketomat. Hakketomat is a well-known figure in the region, having served as Executive Officer in TITO, Senior Senator, and Registrar-General, among other positions. Although we are sad to see Markanite go, he has made an excellent choice for his successor and XKI is excited to welcome Hakketomat into the position of Chief Executive.

The following is the statement of resignation and conferral from Markanite:

On the 17th February 2019, I was given one of the greatest honours in 10000 Islands and was asked by Woonsocket to serve as Chief Executive. I have loved serving in this role over the last two years but now I think it is time that I pass on the role to another.

2. The Chief Executive authority of 10000 Islands shall be vested in the Founder Nation, the United States of Grub. The Chief Executive shall hold Office for life, and shall be responsible for the conferral of the Chief Executive's authority to a successor of the Chief Executive's sole choosing.

So, as per Article 2 of the XKI Constitution, I am naming Hakketomat to be the next Chief Executive of the 10000 Islands. The transition will begin today with this announcement and I will work with to bring them up to speed on all the duties of the Chief Executive over the next few weeks. I will update everyone upon completion of the transition.

The first thing we will work on is administering the elections which begin tomorrow as normal.

I'd like to thank you all for your support, help and guidance whilst I navigated the challenges of the role. I hope that I have done you all proud. Being Chief Executive is not easy, and I know I've made some mistakes however I also hope I've done some good and helped the region. 10000 Islands has an extensive and amazing history, we have endured the test of time and will continue to thrive under the new Chief Executive.

I look forward to watching how the region evolves over the next few months and years. It has been an honour and a privilege. Thank you all.

Long live the 10000 Islands! Long live TITO! Long live Hakketomat!


As the transition process begins we wish Hakketomat the best of luck and express the deepest gratitude to Markanite for his dedication and service to the region.

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Undivulged Principles wrote:Been to all the countries above and I will vote for Taiwan, Chinese New Year Festival in Tainan.

Singapore is still our favorite. Exotic, clean, safe, healthy, and a smorgasbord board of beautiful people!

I have heard less good things about Singapore from a friend who lives there. You donít want to step too much out of line. (?)

Here is the Official Monthly Update Report!

10000 Islands Emissary Report

Date: April, 2021
Population: 1129 nations
Delegate Endorsement: 335

TITO Command

Has your region been invaded, or do you want to get in touch with TITO? If so, contact one of the following nations:
~Chief Executive: Hakketomat
~Field Commander: Kanta Hame
~Tactical Officers: Shy Guyia, Smugglers and Mercs (TITO EF), Controlitia, Wischland, Sulenia, Flying Eagles
~Executive Officers: HN67, Eastern New England


As of this report's publication, the Government of 10000 Islands consists of:
~Chief Executive: Hakketomat
~WA Delegate: Wischland
~Senior Senator for New Republica South (Debates and Discussions): Dokansia
~Senator for Lyonnesse East (Houses): Kohnhead
~Senator for Himes West (RP): Zaberaz Hapang
~Senator for Blue Canaria North (Emissary Report): Porflox
~Minister of Education: Free Las Pinas
~Minister of Labor: Wille-Harlia
~Minister of Immigration: Margaux

Information about other government officials of 10000 Islands can be found Linkhere.

Chief Executive Transition

Markanite has announced his resignation as Chief Executive of 10000 Islands, appointing Hakketomat as his successor. You can read the full announcement Linkhere.

Around the Islands

~ Jedinsto was named featured nation of April following their swift eagerness to participate in the region. In less than a single month, they joined TITO and became an emissary! More information can be found here.

~The Department of Immigration announced the Quest for the Golden Egg- a major recruitment drive. Congratulations to the hard-earned winners: Thedairos, Free Las Pinas, and Flying Eagles who sent over 4200 telegrams together!

~ The 2021 Easter Egg hunt completed, with Wille-Harlia finding all three hidden Easter Eggs the fastest! Congratulations!

~ XKI held fun Star Wars movie nights with Thaecia and The Free Nations Region, watching A New Hope and The Empire Strike Back together.

Islander Achievements

~ With the anniversary of the "Drewpocalypse," many nations are celebrating their birthdays. Happy birthday to all!

XKI Game-Side

The region was more or less in agreement this month on Jabberwocky's polls. Islanders decided that zoos were fine as long as they treated their animals well, and that uniforms are evil as they represent conformity.

10000 Islands' finest creative minds were at work this month, bringing along discussions on many wacky topics with them.
~ The disappearing property of lasagna
~ A stranger's last day
~ Organ donations on the rise
~ Fleebdorse the defleeblegate

Meet A Nation Interview

This month, your update staff has ventured down to newly appointed Chief Executive Hakketomat's lair to ask him a few questions.

Porflox: Let's start off with how you discovered XKI. Was there a particular reason you decided to come here?

Hakke: I discovered XKI when I received a recruitment telegram. Can't say from whom, since it's disputed. Aersoldorf is very certain that he sent me one while I'm certain I got it from Cerb. I liked the telegram from XKI the best, although that's also a foggy reason since I don't really know what exactly made me choose XKI. I think I took a look at the region and its size. The mentioning of TITO also interested me. But then, I wasn't too interested in joining TITO when I first arrived

Porflox: What prompted you to start getting more active in regional affairs then?

Hakke: A change came about when non-TITO citizens of XKI were asked to take part in the Lazarus mission of 2015. I joined in and I've mainly kept to TITO until Dominion of Compassion asked me to become his deputy senator. This was a few months prior to my first successful senator running in January 2017. Markanite interested me in joining The Islands Party and helped me run for a seat on the Co9.

Porflox: How many years have you been in XKI, and is there someone in particular who helped you through your time?

Hakke: I've been in XKI for as long as I've been on NS, a bit more than 6 years. At first when I joined the forum, Ardreas was assigned as a buddy to me so he introduced me about here and there. The forum seemed overwhelming, but once I inserted myself into the culture of Taco Island I built a friendship with Aersoldorf. Aersoldorf is perhaps one of my closest friends in XKI along with Markanite and Woonsocket. Mark got me fully introduced to the political system. I worked closely with Woon when he was CE. While Aersoldorf has been close to me, I can't forget Ater Nox either. He has also helped me in getting settled in Taco Island.
That is just the civilian side of my time in XKI. In TITO, it has always been Kanta Hame who has been central. He is the first one I met when I attended update for the first time. He also was appointed Tactical Officer shortly afterwards and so, he would lead me into missions. During my time in TITO, I started eyeing up the Executive Officer position which was held by Louisistan as well as Barry. When I was appointed Executive Officer, I of course sought Louisistan's input whenever I needed some advice. Louis was my inspiration for that role. Since then, TITO Command has been the pillar of my existence in XKI and TITO. So yeah, I can't say that I have anyone in particular.

Porflox: Now that you've been appointed CE, what are some things you want to get done?

Hakke: My goals for XKI is to have silver cities and statues built in my honour! All school students will do the pledge of allegiance to both XKI and me every morning! XKI will also become a vampire haven!

Porflox:Well on that note, thanks for the interview! I'm sure XKI will flourish under your silver and vampiric oversight.

Hakke: You are very welcome!

Until next month, your XKI Update Staff is signing off!

Ė Porflox

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Hmm ... Population: 1129 nations, Delegate Endorsement: 335. Thatís impressive Emissary Margaux.

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