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Forest was Commended by Security Council Resolution # 219

WA Delegate (non-executive): The United Mangrove Archipelago of Ransium (elected )

Founder: The Kawaii Potoroo Habitats of Errinundera

Last WA Update:

Board Activity History Admin Rank

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 10th Most Nations: 32nd Most Influential: 194th+20
Best Weather: 628th Most Beautiful Environments: 646th Most Rebellious Youth: 719th Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 946th Nicest Citizens: 1,066th Most Compassionate Citizens: 1,115th Most Cultured: 1,150th Most Inclusive: 1,343rd Largest Black Market: 1,454th Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,598th Healthiest Citizens: 1,616th Smartest Citizens: 1,649th Largest Welfare Programs: 1,841st Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,851st Most Advanced Public Education: 1,872nd Most Devout: 1,894th Longest Average Lifespans: 1,947th Largest Publishing Industry: 2,031st Largest Governments: 2,134th Most Advanced Public Transport: 2,149th
World Factbook Entry

🌲 Forest welcomes all nations, especially those concerned with the environment.


We are now in the campaign week for the Forest Keeper position.


Links:

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Quote of the Fortnight

"Voting has become much like visiting a fast-food outlet or convenience store - turn up whenever you like. Heaven forbid that the right and responsibility to vote on the future of your state, or nation, cuts across other more important plans you might have."

~ Chris Earl


🗳️ WA Nations, please consider endorsing our delegate Ransium. Every endorsement gives Forest greater voting power in the WA.



🤝 Applying for an embassy? Please read our embassy policy first.


  1. 45

    Maps of Forest

    MetaReference by Areulder . 2,068 reads.

  2. 37

    THE OFFICIAL FOREST RECIPE LIST

    MetaReference by Palos Heights . 353 reads.

  3. 6

    Forest Greenness Index Announcement and First Update

    BulletinNews by Blon Gre . 79 reads.

  4. 20

    Forest Photo Contest 2018 - The Winners!

    BulletinNews by Mount Seymour . 263 reads.

  5. 15

    Forest Tales.

    AccountCulture by Caracasus . 240 reads.

  6. 6

    Government of Forest

    MetaReference by Mozworld . 143 reads.

  7. 20

    Constitution of Forest

    MetaReference by Mount Seymour . 1,440 reads.

  8. 39

    Forest Regional History

    MetaReference by Mozworld . 1,342 reads.

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    Forest Directory

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    NationStates Guide

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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, 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, Wintreath, and Pacifica.

Tags: Casual, Commended, Democratic, Eco-Friendly, Enormous, Featured, Issues Player, Map, Multi-Species, Offsite Chat, Pacifist, Regional Government, and 2 others.Social, and World Assembly.

Regional Power: Very High

Forest contains 377 nations, the 32nd most in the world.

Today's World Census Report

The Largest Mining Sector in Forest

World Census experts measured the volume of stuff removed from the ground to determine which nations have the largest mining industries.

As a region, Forest is ranked 10,832nd in the world for Largest Mining Sector.

NationWA CategoryMotto
1.The Social Darwinist Imperium of The Ascendant HiveIron Fist Consumerists“What Crota began, I complete. My will... conquers all!”
2.The Aristocracy of Woodfall SwampInoffensive Centrist Democracy“All Hail The King”
3.The Irradiated Badlands of DrasniaAnarchy“My cow is not pretty, but it is pretty to me.”
4.The Christian Republic of IdohoIron Fist Consumerists“Long live Idoho”
5.The One That Got Away of SeagullCorporate Police State“Money does rule the world”
6.The Elite WA Overlady of Lord DominatorCorporate Police State“Fire Cures Everything”
7.The March of Progress of Candlewhisper ArchiveCapitalist Paradise“10% off beauty goods. Because You're Worth It.”
8.The Dictatorship of Theennerla IslandCorporate Police State“You Can't Stop Progress”
9.The Conflagration of JoerombieLibertarian Police State“To Swerve and Defect”
10.The Gooses Vaterland of The Geeses Commonwealth of GoosedomPsychotic Dictatorship“Die Gänse Über Alles”
1234. . .3738»

Last poll: “Do you want to run to be the Forest Keeper?”

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Forest Regional Message Board

Turbeaux wrote:I have written a campaign dispatch:
I believe that Forest should represent all Foresters, not just Foresters in the World Assembly. I would love to listen to the thoughts of illustrious Foresters that are not in the World Assembly. I propose the formation of a council of advisors that would not necessarily be cabinet-level ministers. With their consent, I would like to include The Mockingbird, Zwangzug, Lompe Steen HAHA, Valenverio, Karock, Liberal Liberals, Amazon Rain Forest, Woolitania, Thorvel, Ypogegrammeni, My Comfortable Bed, Jutsa, Darths and Droids, Areulder, Lord Dominator, Palos Heights, and Cat-Herders United.

I would also like to bring back cabinet members from previous administrations if no other nations wish to be considered for their positions (except Deputy Forest Keeper because I would like that to be Chan Island with their consent). I also propose a split in the “Voice of the Forest” position to separate the author (“Voice of the Forest”) from the designer (“Face of the Forest”?) unless somebody very comfortable with both BBCode and writing wishes to handle both design and writing. Many other regions make visually impressive embassy updates and I think that it is time for Forest to do so also! Perhaps the “Face of the Forest” could handle other visual aspects of Forest also. This/these positions is/are wide open since Canaltia has indicated that they have too many upcoming commitments to reassume their position aside from a final update in April covering the election in addition to other recent events. Thank you for your service Canaltia! As an ambassador to multiple regions, it has been a great relief to have your updates!

I cannot offer tours of the forums because I tend to avoid them but if Deputy Forest Keeper Chan Island wishes to seriously implement those, they will have my full support! Also, I have not been condemned by the World Assembly so Chan Island is definitely worth the consideration of a vote despite their self-identification of their campaign as a “joke”. Additionally, it is worth pointing out that Chan Island has been in Forest since June 2017 while I moved here comparatively recently around the beginning of 2018. Based on that fact alone, I do not consider Chan Island’s campaign to be a “joke”.

You certainly do not have to vote for me but please do,
Turbeaux (If you have any questions or wish to be considered for a cabinet-level position, please telegram me or reach out to me on Discord. I am Turbeaux #1952 .)

Read dispatch

I also have a question for Turbeaux regarding their dispatch:

1. Concerning the council of advisors, while you said this would not be a cabinet-level ministry, would the council be simply something created only for the duration of your term, or something you see becoming a permanent institution in Forest?

Then, for both Turbeaux, and Chan Island, I have some more questions:

1. As I understand, during every Forest Keeper race, the question of Forest's role in NS gameplay always appears. As has been asked in the past, what are your thoughts on the current state of Forest in foreign affairs, and do you believe anything should change? I know there is always a debate over whether Forest should seek to take a larger, or smaller, role in gameplay affairs.

2. Following past scandals in the gameplay community, like the allegations that surfaced against the New Pacific Order only a few months ago, how will you safeguard Forest's neutrality in these conflicts, or do you believe our region should move away from a position of neutrality?

3. Would there be any regions you believe Forest should form a closer bond with? How would you seek to achieve this? Following this, do you believe there are any regions Forest should withdrawal their embassy from?

4. Finally, concerning the "Constitutional Change on Embassies" submitted by Mount Seymour, would you continue to support this change to the constitution? Why, or why not?

Turbeaux wrote:...Also, I would like to remind Errinundera of this portion of our Constitution: "The founder and associated puppets of the founder are not eligible to vote in the elections, and the founder is not to endorse a candidate, except as provided in Clause 4.6." Errinundera listed Mountain Ash Forests as being eligible to vote. This is clearly incorrect.

Hey! My puppet has voting rights - as "prescribed" by Clause 4.6.

Don't worry. I've never - nor has my puppet - voted or endorsed any nation in any Forest Keeper election. I'm also grateful that I've never had to invoke Clause 4.6. What's more, I want to have a good relationship with whomsoever becomes Forest Keeper. Displaying a partiality isn't going to help that.

Turbeaux and Chan Island.

1. The whole situation with LUCRA was clearly handled very badly by them, and the government's response to someone posting transphobic and antisemetic stuff on discord was pretty awful. While I doubt that Forest would handle such an incident as badly, do you personally have any thoughts on how to ensure Forest's response to such an incident is robust, or do you feel our current way of doing things is sufficient?

2. Looking forward six months from now. What would you consider a win? Are there any particular things that you feel Forest could be doing better?

3. What would your preferred government look like? Are you planning any major changes in terms of nations or positions? If so, or if not, why?

Canaltia wrote:A while back, I shared a song called "When the Earth Stands Still" here, mentioning that my choir was learning it. Well, we learned it, sang it at Choralfest, and won platinum (top honors) for it. So if anyone is interested, I'm linking the video below.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OUB_ExaSVd0

That's lovely, congratulations. I watched it wondering which one was you, but if you don't want to say that's cool.

I briefly introduced myself on discord, but for those who didn't read it I'll do the same here. First things first, I'm not new to NationStates. I've been playing off and on since 2014, so I won't be needing any help navigating the website. I created this nation as my new main because I was feeling over-stressed with school and work, and I just wanted to move away from activity, such as debating regional politics, participating in raids, and among other things that only distracted me from my life outside of the internet. Which is why I moved here, I knew that Forest was much more laid back than other regions. Here I can play the game casually and occasionally participate in discussions, but I don't have to make it a daily thing. Now to introduce myself politically, the best word to describe me is probably just liberal and occasional social democrat depending on the issue (IE, I support universal healthcare and environmental protection/regulation).

Here's my political compass if you care about such a thing (personally I think it's just a meme and doesn't accurately portray ideology)
https://www.politicalcompass.org/yourpoliticalcompass?ec=-4.13&soc=-3.54

Well anyways I hope I will enjoy everyone's company and I always love a good conversation.

Post self-deleted by Verdant Haven.

Welcome aboard, Peigan! Glad to have you joining us here in Forest. We are indeed a more laid back sort of region than many. There definitely is still appreciation for political debate and the like, but it is more spaced out, and tends to occur via multi-paragraph treatises rather than soundbites.

Turbeaux wrote:I have written a campaign dispatch:
I believe that Forest should represent all Foresters, not just Foresters in the World Assembly. I would love to listen to the thoughts of illustrious Foresters that are not in the World Assembly. I propose the formation of a council of advisors that would not necessarily be cabinet-level ministers. With their consent, I would like to include The Mockingbird, Zwangzug, Lompe Steen HAHA, Valenverio, Karock, Liberal Liberals, Amazon Rain Forest, Woolitania, Thorvel, Ypogegrammeni, My Comfortable Bed, Jutsa, Darths and Droids, Areulder, Lord Dominator, Palos Heights, and Cat-Herders United.

I would also like to bring back cabinet members from previous administrations if no other nations wish to be considered for their positions (except Deputy Forest Keeper because I would like that to be Chan Island with their consent). I also propose a split in the “Voice of the Forest” position to separate the author (“Voice of the Forest”) from the designer (“Face of the Forest”?) unless somebody very comfortable with both BBCode and writing wishes to handle both design and writing. Many other regions make visually impressive embassy updates and I think that it is time for Forest to do so also! Perhaps the “Face of the Forest” could handle other visual aspects of Forest also. This/these positions is/are wide open since Canaltia has indicated that they have too many upcoming commitments to reassume their position aside from a final update in April covering the election in addition to other recent events. Thank you for your service Canaltia! As an ambassador to multiple regions, it has been a great relief to have your updates!

I cannot offer tours of the forums because I tend to avoid them but if Deputy Forest Keeper Chan Island wishes to seriously implement those, they will have my full support! Also, I have not been condemned by the World Assembly so Chan Island is definitely worth the consideration of a vote despite their self-identification of their campaign as a “joke”. Additionally, it is worth pointing out that Chan Island has been in Forest since June 2017 while I moved here comparatively recently around the beginning of 2018. Based on that fact alone, I do not consider Chan Island’s campaign to be a “joke”.

You certainly do not have to vote for me but please do,
Turbeaux (If you have any questions or wish to be considered for a cabinet-level position, please telegram me or reach out to me on Discord. I am Turbeaux #1952 .)

Read dispatch

Looks interesting.

Canaltia wrote:A while back, I shared a song called "When the Earth Stands Still" here, mentioning that my choir was learning it. Well, we learned it, sang it at Choralfest, and won platinum (top honors) for it. So if anyone is interested, I'm linking the video below.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OUB_ExaSVd0

Wow! That's a beautiful song!

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