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Most Nations: 38th Most Valuable International Artwork: 62nd Most World Assembly Endorsements: 227th+31
Largest Black Market: 662nd Most Influential: 800th Most Inclusive: 867th Most Compassionate Citizens: 941st Nicest Citizens: 1,023rd Largest Information Technology Sector: 1,076th Largest Soda Pop Sector: 1,080th Highest Economic Output: 1,112th Most Rebellious Youth: 1,140th Largest Publishing Industry: 1,389th Most Cultured: 1,421st Smartest Citizens: 1,571st Most Corrupt Governments: 1,656th Most Scientifically Advanced: 1,657th Most Beautiful Environments: 1,679th Highest Average Incomes: 1,695th Most Subsidized Industry: 1,735th Highest Poor Incomes: 1,895th Most Developed: 1,999th Most Armed: 2,116th Healthiest Citizens: 2,119th Most Advanced Public Education: 2,142nd Largest Manufacturing Sector: 2,221st Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,241st Largest Retail Industry: 2,245th Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,250th Highest Disposable Incomes: 2,259th Most Secular: 2,284th Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,316th Largest Agricultural Sector: 2,367th Best Weather: 2,400th
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Welcome to NationStates, aiming to become one of the strongest ranking regions. Pro-Economy, Pro-Society, Pro-WA, Pro-Peace; Join our glory! Above all, freedom for all nations to control their own destinies in a region free from war.

NationStates stands AGAINST the Security Council

Endorsement Limit: 24

Forums: http://www.runboard.com/bnationstates

Regional Embassies signal that two regions have established formal ties with one another.
The NationStates Region remains a Neutral Region ~ Friends With All; Aligned With None.

Today's Featured Nation:
The Dux Headquarters of Annihilators of Chan Island



Embassies: the Pacific, The East Pacific, the West Pacific, The North Pacific, the South Pacific, Osiris, Balder, Capitalist Paradise, One big Island, Greater Dienstad, Antarctic Oasis, The Coalition of Democratic Nations, India, USSD, Yuno, Christmas, and 2 others.Wintercrest, and South Pacific.

Tags: Anti-Security Council, Enormous, Founderless, Independent, Neutral, and Pacifist.

Regional Power: Very High

NationStates contains 463 nations, the 38th most in the world.

Today's World Census Report

The Healthiest Citizens in NationStates

A measure of the general physical health of citizens in each nation.

As a region, NationStates is ranked 2,119th in the world for Healthiest Citizens.

NationWA CategoryMotto
1.The Ascendant Technocracy of XenaethDemocratic Socialists“For the Greater Good”
2.The Republic of KyupaaDemocratic Socialists“O, Wind, if Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?”
3.The Free Land of NostovyaLeft-wing Utopia“Laugh hard, it's a long ways to the bank.”
4.The Community of CenotaphLeft-wing Utopia“History repeats itself”
5.The Empire of Patria AugustaLiberal Democratic Socialists“Ad astra per aspera”
6.The United socialist republics of Greater Continental FederationInoffensive Centrist Democracy“The world is ours for the taking”
7.The Constitutional Monarchy of AnderscoftScandinavian Liberal Paradise“Caeli enarrant gloriam libertas”
8.The Rogue Nation of StraeusDemocratic Socialists“If you can't convince them, confuse them.”
9.The Commonwealth of Libby the LabInoffensive Centrist Democracy“We are very hard to see at night.”
10.The Eastern Zhou Dynasty of King Zhaoxiang of QinCivil Rights Lovefest“Capitalism with a Conscience”
1234. . .4647»

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Remembering ~ Jerry Jeff Walker
(born Ronald Clyde Crosby; March 16, 1942 – October 23, 2020)

"Up Against The Wall Redneck Mother"

This song is by Ray Wylie Hubbard

He was born in Oklahoma
And his wife's name is Betty Lou Thelma Liz
He's not responsible for what he's doing
His mother made him what he is

And it's up against the wall, redneck mother
Mother who has raised her son so well
He's thirty four and drinkin' in a honky tonk
Just kickin' hippies' asses and raisin' hell

Sure does like his Falstaff beer
He likes to chase it down with that Wild Turkey liquor
He drives a '57 GMC pickup truck
Got a gun rack
"A Goat Roper needs love too" sticker

And it's up against the wall, redneck mother
Mother who has raised her son so well
He's thirty four drinkin' in a honky tonk
Kickin' hippies' asses and raisin' hell, ah pick

Ah play it for mama

M is for the mud flaps she gave me for my pickup truck
O is for the oil I put on my hair
T is for T-Bird
H is for Haggard
E is for Eggs
And R is for Redneck

Up against the wall, redneck mother
Mother who has raised her son so well
He's thirty four and drinkin' in a honky tonk
Kickin' hippies' asses and raisin' hell, let's go

Yeah and it's up against the wall, redneck mother
Mother who has raised her son so well
He's thirty four drinkin' in a honky tonk
Kickin' hippies' asses and raisin' hell

What's that spell, let's go get Oklahoma USA

Saturday, 24 October, 2020 | 67

Some say that my teaching is nonsense.
Others call it lofty but impractical.
But to those who have looked inside themselves,
this nonsense makes perfect sense.
And to those who put it into practice,
this loftiness has roots that go deep.

I have just three things to teach:
simplicity, patience, compassion.
These three are your greatest treasures.
Simple in actions and in thoughts,
you return to the source of being.
Patient with both friends and enemies,
you accord with the way things are.
Compassionate toward yourself,
you reconcile all beings in the world.

Today’s Featured Nation:

The Dux Headquarters of Annihilators of Chan Island

”Huh?”

WA Category: Iron Fist Consumerist

Civil Rights: Unheard Of
Economy: All-Consuming
Political Freedoms: Outlawed

Annihilators of Chan Island's national animal is the Axe, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is the Great Hatred.

Annihilators of Chan Island is ranked 322nd in the world and 1st in NationStates for Most Advanced Defense Forces, scoring 46,006.61 on the Total War Preparedness Rating.

Mikeswill

The Mikes Hope Essence of Mikeswill graciously extends a warm welcome to our newest Nations:

The Constitutional Monarchy of Anderscoft
The Federal Republic of Lanteno
The Woulda Been Happenings of Duluth Liberals
The Republic of Sendo
The Republic of Ideoslavia
The Empire of Daezhon
The Federal Republic of Ryvnion

Our Esteemed Region continues to attract the Most
Enlightened Nations in the JenGov Land.

MH

Yesterday’s Answer: What is Plessy v Ferguson?

Congratulations:
The Holy Empire of Landover Baptist Church

Only telegrammed responses will be considered
All responses must be in the form of a question

ANCIENT TEXTS

DEVELOPED IN THE 18TH CENTURY B.C. & NAMED FOR A RULER, IT AIMED TO "SETTLE ALL DISPUTES & HEAL ALL INJURIES"

What is ... ?

The current WA Resolution, Provisional Rule In Wartime has been posted on our off-site forums at:

https://bnationstates.runboard.com/t84266

General Assembly Resolution At Vote

Provisional Rule In Wartime

A resolution to improve world security by boosting police and military budgets.

Category: International Security

Strength: Significant

Proposed by: Separatist Peoples

Believing this Assembly’s past efforts to reduce unnecessary hardship and harm in military engagements are integral to maintaining the Assembly’s humanitarian mission;

Accepting that military occupation of civilian territory is often necessary to pacify the region following armed conflict;

Justly affirming that nations can balance effectively administering captured territory and the proper stewardship and protection of the inhabitants;

Outraged by military forces that treat occupied territory and peoples as an opportunity for plunder rather than hold the territory and its resources in trust for the territory’s inhabitants; and

Rejecting military success and profiteering as the ultimate goals of an occupation;

The World Assembly establishes the following:

A ‘military occupation’ is the effective and provisional control and administration of a territory by a military power not sovereign to the territory that it controls.

'Military efforts’ are those actions or goals, exclusive of administration or policing, taken by military forces to coordinate operational or strategic advantages in armed conflict.

Member state occupying forces may:

Create and enforce regulations to establish effective control over the occupied territory, provided they do not violate or frustrate extant World Assembly law;

Levy reasonable, non-punitive taxes to defray the non-military costs of territory administration, except that such taxes may not fund compensation for occupying forces;

Compel limited emergency civilian service, provided:

All compelled workers are over the occupied territory’s age of majority;

Occupying forces limit service to those efforts necessary to restore or improve the quality of life for civilians in the occupied territory;

The service does not, in character or purpose, further military efforts; and

The service accords with extant World Assembly labor law and pays a fair wage for the services rendered.

Utilize natural and community resources to the benefit of the occupied territory, provided those resources:

Are not appropriated for domestic use by the occupying force; and

Do not further military efforts.

Recruit volunteers for military service from within the occupied territory; and

Employ captured public infrastructure, such as communication systems, roads, docks, or power grids, in occupied territories for military efforts.

Member state occupying forces must:

Immediately confer upon occupied civilian populations of nonmember states the same rights and protections of extant World Assembly law applicable to non-citizen inhabitants of the occupying nation;

Establish or restore an impartial adjudicative authority to resolve civil and criminal disputes within the occupied territory;

Establish or restore essential civilian infrastructure in a timely and effective manner;

Restore and enforce public order and safety while respecting the laws of the occupied land, to the extent that it does not frustrate World Assembly law.

Narrowly tailor any restriction of individual freedoms; and

Peacefully transition territorial authority to a sovereign government at the conclusion of hostilities or at such time as a durable and stable peace is forged.

The International Humanitarian Aid Coordination Committee will:

Liaise with both military and civilian authorities within an occupied territory;

Independently inspect occupying operations;

Provide guidance, technical expertise, and aid for occupied civilian populations; and

Report violations directly to the World Assembly Compliance Commission.

Member states must consider any serious or systematic breach of § 4, either intentionally, through gross negligence, or nonfeasance, a war crime and prosecute violators accordingly.

Member states need not treat isolated and de minimis violations as war crimes, provided they are reasonably redressed and do not continue.

Mikes Hope Essence of Mikeswill
WA Delegate
NationStates Region

Monday, 26 October, 2020 | 69

The generals have a saying:
"Rather than make the first move
it is better to wait and see.
Rather than advance an inch
it is better to retreat a yard."

This is called
going forward without advancing,
pushing back without using weapons.

There is no greater misfortune
than underestimating your enemy.
Underestimating your enemy
means thinking that he is evil.
Thus you destroy your three treasures
and become an enemy yourself.

When two great forces oppose each other,
the victory will go
to the one that knows how to yield.

Should we raid the enemy?

Can I leave?

There are insurgents!

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