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WA Delegate: The Rewilding of Ruinenlust (elected )

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 14th Most Influential: 26th Most Nations: 45th+24
Most Valuable International Artwork: 493rd Best Weather: 656th Most Beautiful Environments: 838th Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 957th Most Rebellious Youth: 965th Nicest Citizens: 992nd Most Compassionate Citizens: 1,042nd Most Cultured: 1,131st Most Inclusive: 1,170th Largest Black Market: 1,402nd Healthiest Citizens: 1,637th Largest Welfare Programs: 1,657th Highest Food Quality: 1,704th Smartest Citizens: 1,761st Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,763rd Most Advanced Public Education: 1,805th Largest Publishing Industry: 1,947th Most Advanced Public Transport: 2,012th Most Devout: 2,206th Largest Information Technology Sector: 2,264th Largest Governments: 2,279th Highest Poor Incomes: 2,318th Most Cheerful Citizens: 2,395th Most Secular: 2,420th
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Regional Power: Extremely High

Forest contains 466 nations, the 45th most in the world.

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The Highest Unexpected Death Rate in Forest

The World Census paid their respects at cemeteries in order to determine how likely citizens were to die each year from unnatural causes, such as crime, preventable illness, accident, and government encouragement.

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NationWA CategoryMotto
1.The Intensive Care Unit of Candlewhisper ArchiveAnarchy“AI See YOU”
2.The Queendom of ThorvelAuthoritarian Democracy“In the name of God, On guard !”
3.The Red Panda Clan of SyvaniCapitalizt“Force of Togetherness”
4.The Total Lack of Hue ManateeCivil Rights Lovefest“I'm sorry you feel that way”
5.The Borderlands of TaurgurIron Fist Consumerists“Minnai gwannava...”
6.The Banner Hunting Big Thonkers of GolgothastanIron Fist Consumerists“home of the rly big thonk”
7.The Sick Beat of Isbjorn Maerenne Bava PaeraniPsychotic Dictatorship“It's often said I should get some girly hobbies instead”
8.The Jingoistic Police State of MowteCorporate Police State“Why have democracy when you can have demoncracy?”
9.The Holy Queendom of BrellachMother Knows Best State“Her Favoured Children, of Her Favoured Lands”
10.The Footballer Franchise of Bizmorks BommasCompulsory Consumerist State“Bomm's away!”
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The Rewilding of Ruinenlust wrote:Please re-vote if you didn't in the last one! This one is open to all Forest residents, whether in the WA or not. Sorry about that!

Voting opened 1 day 22 hours ago and will close . Open to residents. You cannot vote as you are not logged in.

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Alsakah wrote:Well can someone ping me when the voting begins? I always forget stuff

Pretty sure that the post announcing that voting has opened includes the list of eligible voters again, so everyone who can vote will get pinged once they can.

I really worry with the GA proposal currently at vote that a billionaire could have half their net worth stolen by way of identity theft and the government would be required to completely repay those losses instead of spending that money on ending homelessness or something.

Terrabod wrote:I really worry with the GA proposal currently at vote that a billionaire could have half their net worth stolen by way of identity theft and the government would be required to completely repay those losses instead of spending that money on ending homelessness or something.

But shouldn't the government halve that anyways? If it doesn't I don't believe they would be willing to spend it on homelessness.

Terrabod wrote:I really worry with the GA proposal currently at vote that a billionaire could have half their net worth stolen by way of identity theft and the government would be required to completely repay those losses instead of spending that money on ending homelessness or something.

I’m more worried about the privacy of the “stolen data” being uploaded to a database itself lol.

Nation of Ecologists wrote:But shouldn't the government halve that anyways?

"In cases where victims were affected financially by the relevant identity theft, the total sum of losses shall be repaid to the victim. Further compensation is permitted and encouraged." If the perpetrator is unable to repay the victim - by whatever means, including if the perpetrator escapes justice - then who else will foot the bill? It's quite clear that if a billionaire lost 500m to identity theft and the perpetrator couldn't indemnify the victim then the government would have to pay 500m to the victim to avoid noncompliance with this legislation. There is no limit to the amount that must be repaid, and no restrictions on who should have to pay.

Nation of Ecologists wrote:If it doesn't I don't believe they would be willing to spend it on homelessness.

Besides the point. That 500m could have been spent on fighting homelessness, or cancer research, or improving higher education or whatever the government decides it should be used for. Instead, that money must be paid to the billionaire victim out of the government's (read: the taxpayer's) pocket.

The Cypher Nine wrote:I’m more worried about the privacy of the “stolen data” being uploaded to a database itself lol.

Eh, to each their own favourite flaw heh.

Terrabod wrote:I really worry with the GA proposal currently at vote that a billionaire could have half their net worth stolen by way of identity theft and the government would be required to completely repay those losses instead of spending that money on ending homelessness or something.

Agreed. It is a fatal flaw IMO. I pointed this out in drafting but, alas, people ignoring me appears to be fashionable atm.

Terrabod wrote:I really worry with the GA proposal currently at vote that a billionaire could have half their net worth stolen by way of identity theft and the government would be required to completely repay those losses instead of spending that money on ending homelessness or something.

Bananaistan wrote:Agreed. It is a fatal flaw IMO. I pointed this out in drafting but, alas, people ignoring me appears to be fashionable atm.

Perhaps we should follow up with a proposal to limit the amount that can be given to identify theft victims. $5 Million or 20% of the loss comes across as a good amount to me but that could. So everyone would get their first 5 million lost back. Then beyond that 20% would be given back up to $100 million. The actual numbers could be different but thats the general idea. This would be a similar concept as the FDIC in the United States.

This is a totally normal RMB post pay no attention to the massive dispatch linked to it that would make you think otherwise.

The Old World (Continental)

The New World (Oceanic)

REMAINS TO BE UPDATED.

WIP

The Old World: Climate Map

REMAINS TO BE UPDATED.

The New World: Climate Map

REMAINS TO BE UPDATED.

Climate Key
The climate map uses the Köppen climate classification system. You can read more about it Linkhere. Climate groups are classified using a two or three letter name, and some have common names.
Every color represents a different (or a few different) climate group. Each climate name has a Wikipedia link to that climate's Wikipedia page.

A or Tropical Climates
Dark blue: Af or Linktropical rainforest
Blue: Am or Linktropical monsoon
Light blue: As/Aw or Linktropical savanna
[font=Macondo Swash Caps, Georgia]B or Dry Climates

Red: BWh or Linkhot desert
Pink: BWk or Linkcold desert
Orange: BSh or Linkhot steppe
Light orange: BSk or Linkcold steppe
C or Temperate Climates
Yellow: Csa/Csb/Csc or LinkMediterranean
Pale green: Cwa/Cfa or Linkhumid subtropical
Bright green: Cfb/Cfc/Cwb/Cwc or Link oceanic
D or Continental Climates
Sky blue: Dsa/Dsb/Dwa/Dwb/Dfa/Dfb or Linkhumid continental
Dark green: Dsc/Dsd/Dwc/Dwd/Dfc/Dfd or Linksubarctic
E or Polar Climates
Light gray: ET or Linktundra
Dark gray: EF or Linkice cap[/font]

FAQ: Why didn't you include every climate type as its own color?
This map is based off of real-life weather phenomena. Using the latitude on the side of the map, I determined wind patterns and ocean currents. Then, using that, I determined climate based off of local temperature and precipitation. This is why I won't let you change your climate without changing location, even if you ask nicely.
However, in the real world, it's much easier to make such a map, as you simply take weather measurements from around the world. This allows you to define many more climate types that have much smaller variation. I simply cannot determine enough variables to figure out how every single type would be placed, so I just picked the major ones and lumped the smaller ones in.

Link to PREVIOUS MAP here: page=dispatch/id=1267182

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(I'll get to you new world guys and guy who's waiting to see what the map would look like)

Forest Virginia wrote:Perhaps we should follow up with a proposal to limit the amount that can be given to identify theft victims. $5 Million or 20% of the loss comes across as a good amount to me but that could. So everyone would get their first 5 million lost back. Then beyond that 20% would be given back up to $100 million. The actual numbers could be different but thats the general idea. This would be a similar concept as the FDIC in the United States.

Unfortunately, flawed WA legislation cannot be amended, it can only be repealed and replaced with a less flawed proposal. Also, remember that not all NS nations have currencies comparable to the American dollar or (want to) have a similar economic system to the United States - these sorts of things are important considerations when drafting a proposal you want to become WA legislation.

Forest Virginia wrote:Perhaps we should follow up with a proposal to limit the amount that can be given to identify theft victims. $5 Million or 20% of the loss comes across as a good amount to me but that could. So everyone would get their first 5 million lost back. Then beyond that 20% would be given back up to $100 million. The actual numbers could be different but thats the general idea. This would be a similar concept as the FDIC in the United States.

As Terrabod said, legislation cannot be amended and NS =/= RL, and RL =/= USA.

Someone should repeal it though. Perhaps it would be an opportunity for a non-ordeal for Daarwyrth to fall back into the GA?

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