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10000 Islands RMB
10000 Islands was Commended by Security Council Resolution # 30

WA Delegate (non-executive): The Spooky Skeleton of HumanSanity (elected )

Founder: The United States of Grub

Last WA Update:

Board Poll Activity History Admin Rank

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 6th Most Nations: 18th Most Influential: 20th+7
Most Valuable International Artwork: 628th Largest Black Market: 1,355th Most Cultured: 1,799th Most Inclusive: 2,102nd Most Beautiful Environments: 2,169th Smartest Citizens: 2,346th Nicest Citizens: 2,377th
World Factbook Entry

A Shelter from the Storm!

Welcome to the 10000 Islands! We are a picturesque and friendly archipelago of islands renowned for our white-sand beaches and blue-green waves.

We are also home to TITO, our renowned defender army, and have over 3000 successful missions to date! We stand against the bullies of this game. If you want to help us fight bullying, join us on our mission.

Get Started: LinkForum | LinkDiscord | FAQ and RMB Rules | LinkConstitution | Banners | Join TITO

Explore: LinkRoleplay | LinkTaco Island | LinkShop and Economy | LinkWA Discussions | LinkEmbassy Requests | LinkMinecraft Discord | RMB Role Play

News and Events

  1. 12

    The Liberty Gala: Event Schedule

    BulletinNews by The Liberty Gala . 279 reads.

  2. 5

    XKI Welcome Guide

    BulletinPolicy by XKI Dispatch Center . 85 reads.

  3. 10

    October Endorsement Drive

    BulletinNews by HumanSanity . 181 reads.

  4. 2

    Regional Pumpkin Event

    BulletinNews by Grea Kriopia . 18 reads.

  5. 6

    A Taco Archipelago International Convention

    BulletinNews by Grea Kriopia . 267 reads.

  6. 14

    Weekly Riddle

    BulletinNews by Krystalveil . 448 reads.

  7. 5

    XKI Welcome Guide: RMB Rules & FAQ

    BulletinPolicy by XKI Dispatch Center . 77 reads.

  8. 25

    Map of 10000 Islands

    MetaGameplay by Paffnia . 361 reads.

  9. 6

    WA Resolutions At Vote

    BulletinPolicy by HumanSanity . 28 reads.

  10. 15

    NS 181-1: Respect Our Vote Act

    FactbookLegislation by Kuriko . 672 reads.

  11. 49

    New XKI Rift Banners

    BulletinNews by Grub . 2,792 reads.

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Embassies: A Taco Archipelago, Texas, Yggdrasil, the Rejected Realms, the South Pacific, The Union of Democratic States, Canada, Philosophy 115, Deutschland, ITALIA, India, Wintreath, Forest, The North Pacific, The East Pacific, Lazarus, and 27 others.Australia, Spiritus, Europe, The Hole To Hide In, New West Indies, The Coalition of Democratic Nations, The Western Isles, Arctic, Urbanites, Greater Dienstad, belgium, Middle Earth, The Order of the Grey Wardens, European Union, 00000 A World Power, Capitalist Paradise, Portugal, Philippines, South Pacific, Mordor, Renegade Islands Alliance, Wysteria, Valhalla, Warzone Sandbox, Independent Order, Founderless, and Iran.

Tags: Commended, Defender, Democratic, Featured, Game Player, Gargantuan, LGBT, Map, Offsite Chat, Offsite Forums, Regional Government, Social, and 2 others.Trading Cards, and World Assembly.

Regional Power: Extremely High

10000 Islands contains 1,469 nations, the 18th most in the world.

Today's World Census Report

The Lowest Overall Tax Burden in 10000 Islands

World Census financial experts assessed nations across a range of direct and indirect measures in order to determine which placed the lowest tax burden on their citizens.

As a region, 10000 Islands is ranked 21,931st in the world for Lowest Overall Tax Burden.

NationWA CategoryMotto
1.The Dysfunctional Viper Pilots of The Colonial FleetCapitalist Paradise“All I got from Earth was this radioactive T-shirt”
2.The Big Bull of WoonsocketInoffensive Centrist Democracy“Welcome to the Islands Paradise!”
3.The Holy Apostolic Church of KlopstockCapitalizt“Grasp the subject, the words will follow.”
4.The ENDORSE HUMANSANITY of DustwindFather Knows Best State“You live, you suffer, you die”
5.The Empire of Northern ravenlightInoffensive Centrist Democracy“Who Dares Wins”
6.The Grain of SandAnarchy“Sand”
7.The Free Land of ArdeetianaAnarchy“It's your choice.”
8.The Poetic Tendencies of AersoldorfPsychotic Dictatorship“But for paper, wars would be rare”
9.The Rex Publiciana of New FaniaAnarchy“Cherish these great times!”
10.The Uninspired nation type of CerberionCorporate Police State“My zombies are the dust beneath my feet.”
1234. . .146147»

Regional Poll • If you could save one dinosaur from extinction, what would it be?

Poll called by The Garden of Earthly Delights of Jabberwocky

Voting opened 6 days ago and will close . Open to all nations. You cannot vote as you are not logged in.

Regional Happenings


10000 Islands Regional Message Board

Porflox wrote:How do you vote on these polls?

Are you registered in our forums?

Vivolkha wrote:Are you registered in our forums?


Porflox wrote:yeah

Then go here for discussion:
And here for the vote itself:

Last day to sign up!:
TIC is hosting the Seventh Hahiha Nation Creation Contest, this time as part of The Liberty Gala! Sign up here:

Taco Island Charities Presents:
The Seventh Hahiha Contest for Nation Creation

Taco-Island-Charities, 10000 Islands' regional charity, is proud to sponsor the seventh nation creation contest—this time part of The Liberty Gala!

Here's how to play:

1. Create a new puppet nation between now and 8:59 P.M. Pacific Time on October 20th. The puppet's motto should include your main nation's name. Limit one entry per nation.

2. Move the puppet to the region TIC Nation Creation Contest.

3. Telegram Taco-Island-Charities from your main nation with the name of your puppet.

4. Answer as many or as few issues with your puppet as you want.

Starting after major update the night of the 20th, the lowest-ranking nation(s) in the region on each day's World Census Report will be ejected. This will continue daily until only one nation is left on the final day of the contest, November 1st. The World Census Report can be found between the World Factbook Entry and the Regional Happenings on the region page.

The number of nations to be ejected each day depends on the number of entrants but will be as even as possible each of the first ten major updates. If the number of entrants is not evenly divisible, will be used to determine which days have an extra ejection. The final two major updates will have one ejection each, to determine first, second, and third places.

The nation whose puppet survives the longest wins a legendary trading card from Taco Island Charities Cards and 150,000 Ŧ (LinkTacos, the 10000 Islands forum currency) if on Link10000 Islands regional forum! The runner-up will receive three epic trading cards and 50,000 Ŧ, and the third-place finisher will get an epic trading card and 25,000 Ŧ.

The LinkWorld Census Report category each day is randomly chosen, but if you would like to try to create a puppet with certain statistics, you can check out Linkthis guide.

More info on The Liberty Gala can be found here. Good luck and may the best nation win!

Started from Linkan idea from 2006, all iterations of this contest are known as the Hahiha Contest for Nation Creation, named following Hahiha's Linkgenerous Linkcontributions to TIC. Thanks again to him for the support!

Learn more about Taco Island Charities here and here. If you are on the 10000 Islands Linkforum and would like to contribute to TIC to fund activities like this one, you can learn more in our Linkdonation how-to.

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More info on The Liberty Gala:

Event Schedule

Times are listed using both EDT and UTC for convenience. Use Linkthis site for easy time zone conversion.

Monday, October 19

Tuesday, October 20

Wednesday, October 21

Thursday, October 22

  • All day: Conga Line visits Spiritus's LinkDiscord Server -- Potato Cook Out

  • All day: Beginning of Security Council Events

    • Highlighting the Importance of the Security Council by Kuriko

  • 8 PM EDT (12 AM UTC): Evening Game Series -

Friday, October 23

Saturday, October 24

Sunday, October 25

Monday, October 26

Tuesday, October 27

  • All day: Begin discussion for Defender Awards

  • 9 PM EDT (1 AM UTC October 28): Evening Games - LinkAmong Us

  • 12 AM (4 AM October 28 UTC) [Major Update]: Defender Games Individual Chasing

Wednesday, October 28

Thursday, October 29

  • 11:59 PM EDT (3:59 AM UTC October 30): End discussion for Defender Awards

  • 8 PM EDT (12 AM UTC): Evening Game Series -

  • 11:59 PM EDT (3:59 AM UTC): Card Collections Due; Winners Poll Opens

  • 12 AM (4 AM October 30 UTC) [Major Update]: Defender Games Pile-off Ends

Friday, October 30

  • All day: Beginning of Defender Awards nominations

  • All day: Defender Tapestry entries close

  • All day: Defender Family Tree entries close

  • 12 PM EDT (4 AM UTC October 31) [Major Update]: Group Detag Run

Saturday, October 31

Sunday, November 1

  • All day: Announce winners of Character Contest

  • All day: Release of Why We Fight panel as a Dispatch

Sunday, November 1

  • Reveals of artwork for Character Contest winners

Event Descriptions

  • The Conga Line: The Conga Line is an effort to allow Gala guests to visit other regions' Discord servers and meet their people. Please be kind and courteous while visiting.

  • Character Contest: [Information Forthcoming]

  • Defender Games: Take some time to come compete against your fellow defenders, try out new things, and have some fun during update with challenges and games! These games will be broken up into 3 different components: team, individual, and regional as well as be hosted during both minor and major, depending on the day. This should allow the maximum amount of people to participate and provide a wide variety of experiences of what defending looks like.

  • Defender History Events

    • Defender History Essay: Numero Capitan has written an essay about defender history that will be shared as part of the event.

    • Defender Tapestry: A visual representation of defender history, the Tapestry will sew together the timeline of the Regional Sovereignty cause, aiming to represent each organization the way they wish to be remembered.

    • Defender Family Tree: The Defender Family Tree traces the history of defender mentors and mentees.

  • Evening Game Series: On some evenings, we'll be hosting a casual game on our Discord which anyone is welcome to join!

  • Trading Card Events: Using the NS Trading Cards feature, we'll be hosting three collecting contests and a pull event. Two collecting contests will focus on defending -- one on collecting defender switchers and another on collecting influential defenders. Another contest will focus on creatively compiling cards obtained from packs opened during a detag run. And finally there will be a pull event for Season 1 Anime Daisuki. As always, there will be trading card rewards.

  • Why We Defend panel: The Why We Defend panel will focus on outlining a call to arms for defenders and defending in NationStates.

  • Nation Creation Contest: A fun way to play an issues-focused game competitive, the TIC Nation Creation Contest involves ejecting the bottom ranking puppets in each daily World Census Report ranking until a winner can be crowned!

  • Advocating Defender Values in the Security Council: This will include an instructive essay/Q&A from the most prolific Security Council author in history Kuriko followed by a group effort to write and pass a WA Security Council Commendation for a prominent defender.

  • Defender Awards:

Participating On Site

Don't want to use Discord but still want to participate in The Liberty Gala? Here are the events that are easy for you to participate in!

Read dispatch

Vivolkha wrote:Then go here for discussion:
And here for the vote itself:

Ok, thanks

I've decided to try my hand at issue writing. If anyone is interested in providing feedback, I would really appreciate it. viewtopic.php?f=13&t=492041

Namakan wrote:I've decided to try my hand at issue writing. If anyone is interested in providing feedback, I would really appreciate it. viewtopic.php?f=13&t=492041

I think the third draft is my favorite

South Anadyr wrote:I think the third draft is my favorite

Great! Yeah that's the one that incorporates the previous feedback that I've gotten so far.

Love the name. Maybe on the third one change "wet footprints" to "muddy footprints" and "hiding dead fish" to "placing/putting dead fish". Just a suggestion, it's great though! :D

I was like, boom, I was going to CTE because I didn't really like the name, then I got angry with myself, then I came back to see a 1,000 posts on the RMB...

Lesson Learned: When you try to leave NS, you are stuck to it.

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