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WA Delegate (non-executive): The State of Telgan (elected )

Founder: The Eudaemonium of Dr George

Last WA Update:

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 149th Most Nations: 331st Most Rebellious Youth: 456th+23
Highest Crime Rates: 603rd Most Armed: 736th Largest Publishing Industry: 976th Most Cultured: 1,001st Most Avoided: 1,078th Highest Wealthy Incomes: 1,171st Highest Economic Output: 1,171st Most Influential: 1,264th Highest Disposable Incomes: 1,316th Fattest Citizens: 1,365th Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,615th Most Valuable International Artwork: 1,671st Largest Black Market: 1,797th Nudest: 1,820th Smartest Citizens: 1,878th Most Secular: 2,113th Most Beautiful Environments: 2,148th Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 2,213th Largest Welfare Programs: 2,333rd Most Advanced Public Transport: 2,439th Highest Average Incomes: 2,458th Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,459th Largest Retail Industry: 2,480th
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.
Link Forum | Link Blog | Link Regional Anthem | Formatting Codes | LinkNSEconomy | LinkFlag Generator | LinkNS Dossier II

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.



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    Halloween

    FactbookHistory by Dr George . 388 reads.

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 49 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, Philosophy 101, The Peaceful Coffee Shop In Chicago, Bus Stop, Heaven, Regionless, The Dank Meme Alliance, The Iceberg Lounge, Donald Trump Land, Democritus, Buddhism, Realm of Unrestricted Science, LGBT University, Anarchy, Invicta, The Local Supermarket, Union of Allied States, Vermont, Union of Liberal Nations, The House at Pooh Corner, The United Liberal Imperialistic Faction, Krasnaya, The Sand Empire, and Philippines.

Tags: Feminist, Independent, LGBT, Large, Liberal, Offsite Forums, Serious, Social, and World Assembly.

Regional Power: Moderate

Philosophy 115 contains 62 nations, the 331st most in the world.

Today's World Census Report

The Most Eco-Friendly Governments in Philosophy 115

The following governments spend the greatest amounts on environmental issues. This may not always be reflected in the quality of that nation's environment.

As a region, Philosophy 115 is ranked 2,459th in the world for Most Eco-Friendly Governments.

NationWA CategoryMotto
1.The Constitutional Monarchy of Kingdom of CambriaLiberal Democratic Socialists“Lorem Ipsum allof Brfs Triu Dipof Lort au Brtnki Sonx”
2.The State of TelganCivil Rights Lovefest“Bread for all ... before cake for anybody.”
3.The Swirling Shining Splendor of Red Star of the WestLeft-wing Utopia“Better Red than Dead”
4.The Tumbling Waves of Sunrise from the SeaLeft-wing Utopia“Ambassador from Nudist Dreamland.”
5.The Commonwealth of Central KadiganLeft-wing Utopia“We are free and happy; but poor as dirt!”
6.The Atheist Empire Ambassador of Superior IntelligenceDemocratic Socialists“Eternal Peace, Wealth and Progress by HIS Intelligence!”
7.The Allied States of Xandia SwiftCivil Rights Lovefest“Sit Wonder Imagine Free-Think”
8.The United Socialist States of NamiterneLeft-wing Utopia“focus et fatum”
9.The Penthouse Suite of Tango Hotel X-RayScandinavian Liberal Paradise“A Land of Magical Dancing Electric Skeletons”
10.The Holy Empire of Rizles TriInoffensive Centrist Democracy“Twirling Toward Freedom”
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Philosophy 115 Regional Message Board

Sunrise from the Sea wrote:Hola. Everybody happy?

Sí, sí. And in Sunrise Land?

How about a new year resolution poll with only nonsense options?

Created a poll. Hopefully is a little more on the fun side. My dark sense of humour had to be curtailed. Like a lot.

Happy New Year Philosophy 115! So much happened in 2020, it may just get a whole sentence to itself in a high school textbook in 20 years. (LOL) I wish you all a Happy New Year and I hope to see all your comments and happenings over the course of a promising 2021.

One of the things that I like to do on NS is really dive in with the Factbook entries. I am always tinkering with ideas, images, maps, and most of all, medals and military heraldry. I've been using Microsoft Paint for most of the images and they're pretty detailed - it's a hobby for sure. As a real-life friend of mine Central Kadigan can attest, there's always some cool things to discuss with it. If you like my factbook entries, I would like to extend to my fellow NS Philosophy 115 members a unique factbook entry that I can help prepare for you. For example, have you ever wanted to draw your nations military uniforms and insignia? Medals? Map? If so, then that cool thing that you've been thinking about is just a telegram away! I'd love to consult with you on what I may be able to help with and I know it can and will be really fun for everyone! Send me a telegram if you're interested. I look forward to hearing from you.

Best Wishes,

Kingdom of Cambria

Kingdom of Cambria wrote:
Happy New Year Philosophy 115! So much happened in 2020, it may just get a whole sentence to itself in a high school textbook in 20 years. (LOL) I wish you all a Happy New Year and I hope to see all your comments and happenings over the course of a promising 2021.

One of the things that I like to do on NS is really dive in with the Factbook entries. I am always tinkering with ideas, images, maps, and most of all, medals and military heraldry. I've been using Microsoft Paint for most of the images and they're pretty detailed - it's a hobby for sure. As a real-life friend of mine Central Kadigan can attest, there's always some cool things to discuss with it. If you like my factbook entries, I would like to extend to my fellow NS Philosophy 115 members a unique factbook entry that I can help prepare for you. For example, have you ever wanted to draw your nations military uniforms and insignia? Medals? Map? If so, then that cool thing that you've been thinking about is just a telegram away! I'd love to consult with you on what I may be able to help with and I know it can and will be really fun for everyone! Send me a telegram if you're interested. I look forward to hearing from you.

Best Wishes,

Kingdom of Cambria

Sounds awesome!

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Go on that missed holiday: I picked this one, but it really depends on circumstances. If it isn't responsible to travel yet, I'll delay it until it's a good idea to travel again.

To the Lighthouse 2021
Camping on an escarpment outlier, on a holiday pyjama party with friends and family members, we are observed by the local lighthouse keeper, zooming in on us with his telescope. He observes our geocaching exercises with aloof benevolence. Later, gathered around the campfire roasting potatoes, we pass around the lone store-bought bottle of sloe liqueur, of which we each share a very moderate dram. The lighthouse keeper decides to seize the opportunity to implement his own new year resolution: spend half a year near people again. Zeroing in on me as the organiser of this temperate and healthy pyjama camping trip, he locks up his tower, joins us for a baked potato, and offers me half his job as summer relief.

Here is XKI's December Update!


10000 Islands Emissary Report

Date: November 2020
Population: 1,344
Delegate Endorsement: 438
Forum: Link https://10000islands.proboards.com/
Discord: Link https://discord.gg/4uWZbNS

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: Markanite
~Field Commander: Kanta Hame
~Tactical Officers: Shy Guyia, Smugglers and Mercs (TITO EF), Controlitia, Grea Kriopia, Kuriko, Wischland
~Executive Officers: Hakketomat, Aschente

Government

As of this report's publication, the Government of 10000 Islands consists of:
~Chief Executive: Markanite
~WA Delegate: HumanSanity
~Senior Senator for New Republica South (Debates and Discussions): Controlitia
~Senator for Himes West (RP): Wille-Harlia
~Senator for Blue Canaria North (Emissary Report): Wischland
~Senator for Lyonnesse East (Houses): Aschente
~Minister of Education: Grea Kriopia
~Minister of Labor: Free Las Pinas
~Minister of Immigration: Thedairos

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

New Government Appointments

~Minister of Education Grea Kriopia hired Dokansia to serve as Deputy Minister of Education and assist in organizing and updating The Great Library of 10000 Islands and coordinating the mentorship of new Islanders.
~GK also hired Murphtannia as XKI’s latest Welcome Buddy to help greet new Islanders and get them adjusted to life in the region.
~Secretary of State Margaux hired Sulenia to serve as the new emissary to Europe, Megistos as emissary to Canada, Dokansia as emissary to Thaecia, and Astrobolt as emissary to the International Democratic Union.

Around the Islands

~December’s LinkFeatured Nation is Megistos, who, besides being a frequent roleplayer, has also joined the Card Co-op and been appointed as emissary to Canada. Congrats Megistos, we’re excited to see where the future takes you!
~Islanders took a trip to the Wintreath forum to play a very intense game of Lord of the Rings-themed LinkWerewolf. Members from both regions worked hard to hunt down Sauron’s forces (the wolves) and translate between the playing styles of each region. In the end, the Fellowship (the town), after plenty of arguments and a few false lynches, managed to deduce the wolves’ identities and secure victory. XKI looks forward to hosting Wintreath for another game of WW next month!
~The holiday season brought plenty of festivities to XKI, with the Cultural Office planning a Linkvariety of events throughout the month. Islanders traded presents in a LinkSecret Santa Exchange, anonymously gifting music playlists, drawings, and pictures of cute Christmas animals. The Cultural Office also hosted two Game Sundays, with round of Among Us, Skribble.io, and Uno. Thedairos invited Islanders to participate in a XKI Kahoot, offering several valuable cards to those with the most knowledge about 10000 Islands. With plenty of fun festivities, XKI spent a delightful holiday season together.
~Chief Executive Markanite also got Islanders into the gift-giving mood by setting up the LinkRudolph’s Presents function on the forum. Islanders were able to collect gift tokens by posting of the forum, then send other nation’s all sorts of delightful gifts, picking from a wide range of animal, food, and other emojis. On Christmas Day, receiving Islanders could open up their gifts and enjoy the appreciation (and humor) shown by their friends.
~As the year approached it’s end, Islanders realized they were still miles away from success in the forums LinkCount to 2021 before 2021 thread. Islanders old and new stepped up to the task and spammed like never before to reach the 2021 goal before the end of the year. On December 31st, Islanders pushed for the finish line with over 200 posts, with Echolilia bringing XKI home with the final 2021 post!

Islander Achievements

~Dokansia took his first foray into issue authorship with his draft Baptism of Liars, about the fallout of religious scams. Dok isn’t the only aspiring issue author though, as Wille-Harlia is also hard at work with his draft Congressional Non-Concession. Best of luck to the both of them in getting their issues published, and in their future issue writing endeavors!
~Several of the region’s newer members proved themselves to be promising issue players by gathering up their first few top 1% stats. Belize and Honduras achieved their first 1% badge early in the month, with the second one not far behind. Meanwhile Porymonia managed to achieve their third 1% badge Although they still have a long way to go before they reach the level of NS’s top issue players, these Islander’s dedication to their stats is already proving to be impressive. Their stat rankings are sure to improve as they continue to play.
~One of XKI’s longest members and a top issue player The Soylent Green Party reached an impressive population milestone in December. Reaching a population of 20 billion, The Soylent Green Party shows their impressive long-term dedication to the game. Such a high population count is the result of years of work. We cannot thank them enough for choosing XKI as their home.

XKI Game-Side

A regional poll by Jabberwocky asked Islanders which RL national figure had the best hair. Islanders showed their appreciation for Justin Trudeeau’s swoopy brown locks by a wide majority of votes.

The RMB was in an understandably festive mood for the holiday season:

~Liminal Spaces
~Very logical stats
~The very essence of the RMB
~A little endo love
~Not on the regional poll to be sure
~A true Christmas fan
~Step 1: Imprisonment, Step 2: Shut Down, Step 3: Profit
~It’s not a region, it’s a lifestyle
~Viva la Revolución!

Meet A Nation Interview

Grea Kriopia is an important member of XKI, having served as Senator for Blue Canaria North and Cultural Officer, and now finding her place as Minister of Education and a TITO Tactical Officer. We managed to track GK down between updates to ask a few interview question.

Wischland: With the year approaching its end, let’s take a look back. What’s been your favorite aspect or memory of this past year in XKI?

Grea Kriopia: Oh goodness, I've only been around since January so this past year has been everything for me. If we're going with favorite memories, I would say hosting the XKI Summer Olympics and then growing into my past work as Cultural Officer. I really enjoyed reviving more casual events like our weekly Movie Nights and spending time with our community. My favorite aspect has undoubtedly been the variety of work I've taken on over the last year–every day is something new and different.

Wisch: You sure have taken on a variety of work! With two different Council of Nine positions, Cultural Officer, and TITO Command under your belt, your rise in the region has been meteoric. What would you say contributed to your success in achieving such important roles so quickly?

GK: Is too much time on my hands a valid answer? In all seriousness, I can't say there's one specific reason for everything I've achieved up until now. I simply try to make myself as helpful as possible, do solid work, and not settle for anything less. I genuinely enjoy 99% of everything I do as well, so I'm sure that helps somehow!

Wisch: Let's take a closer look at your current position as Minister of Education. What do you do in this role?

GK: Generally speaking, the MoE is all about education/record keeping (obviously) and regional retention. My primary responsibilities are maintaining our Great Library with its various historical records and managing our Welcome Buddies as they guide new nations in our region. Naturally, this also allows some flexibility for pet projects and new ideas.

Wisch: Could you explain the Welcome Buddies program in more detail? What's the procedure you direct the Buddies to follow?

GK: Our Welcome Buddies are essentially tour guides for new nations when they arrive in XKI after being recruited. Buddies personally telegram new arrivals with helpful tips and starting information that many might not find right away. They also serve to answer starting questions which newer nations might not know how to answer. Each buddy does things differently, but all are meant to help new nations feel noticed and connected to our community.

Wisch: And what sort of advice would you give to such a new nation looking to get involved?

GK: Take your time to look around! Joining NS is an extremely steep learning curve with an overwhelming amount of information to ingest all at once. There's an endless amount of ways to get involved, so take the time to explore areas you didn't look at initially and find the opportunities you want for yourself. And, of course, don't be afraid to put yourself out there when looking for ways to help.

Wisch: Looking forward into the next year, what path do you see for XKI in the future?

GK: Well, nothing is set in stone, but I think this coming year will hold even more outreach and regional cooperation along with new regional improvements. A few large events already come to mind looming on the horizon of 2021, and I have no doubt we'll continue to push much of the hard work begun this year even further.

Wisch: Sounds exciting! And do you have any personal plans? Should we expect you to take on any new positions this coming year?

GK: No plans in terms of positions, I really like what I'm doing right now and would like to keep it up for a longer period of time unless something changes drastically. Otherwise, I know I'll have my hands in some fun festivals and events this upcoming year, maybe I'll try to branch out into some new hobbies. Then again, I always say that before taking on more usual work :P

Wisch Well, whatever you do, I’m sure it’ll turn out great. Any final comments you’d like to make?

GK: Thanks, I appreciate the confidence! Have a great New Year everyone and stay healthy~

Until next month, your XKI Update Staff is signing off – Wischland

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Happy new year everybody and stay negative!

The Rose wrote:To the Lighthouse 2021

I just have to share this gem with everyone here, because it's so fitting: Are you into contemporary films? Do you like to produce film reviews? Would you like to spend some time in the middle of the ocean? With your own cinema? This year's Göteborg Film Festival can't take place as usual. So, they will sponsor a festival for one person, The Isolated Cinema. Only you. The ocean. And 60 film premieres.

The Isolated Cinema on the island of Pater Noster is inaccessibly located at the very edge of the archipelago in one of Sweden’s most barren, windswept locations. One solitary film enthusiast will experience total isolation from the outside world. No phone, no family, no friends. Just you, the sea and the festival’s film programme with 60 film premieres. For seven days.

For seven days you will spend your time alone on the island where you will be given full access to the entire film programme at Göteborg Film Festival 2021. You will get supplies for seven days and be transported by boat to and from the island. But once there, it’s just you. And the films. During your stay, you'll be able to talk about your experience in a video diary that the outside world can follow.

When: January 30 – February 6, 2021
Where: Hamneskär, Göteborg archipelago
Number of places: 1
Apply here:
http://goteborgfilmfestival.se/en/the-isolated-cinema

Found this poll on the net, I think it fits the narrative here;

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The Rose, I love Göteborg and all Swedish islands, but in the summer.

Hennepin Gardens. I saw that poll. Good, isn’t it? I said a hole is a thing.

Hello P115 friends!

There are only two days left to submit your photos to this year’s Forest Photo Contest! Submissions will close on January 21st at midnight GMT. Anyone from a region that has an embassy with us can submit photos.

If you haven’t dug out your best photos yet or snapped some great new ones for the Contest, I highly suggest you do so. We have four great categories this year!

You can find all the full information here:

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Forest Photo Contest 2020

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2020 has undoubtedly been a year like no other. The general consensus is that it’s been crazy if not outright terrible. But with the holidays and the new year just around the corner, 2020 is finally coming to an end. Before we move on to a hopefully smoother 2021, though, there’s one last thing that needs to be done: the sixth annual Forest Photo Contest!

Here's what you need to know:

🌲 We have four categories once again this year:

  • LinkTrees (this category is permanent each year)

  • LinkLight & Dark (photos that display astounding lights and/or shades)

  • LinkSeasons (photos that represent one of the seasons or a certain time of year)

  • Link2020 (any photo that resonates with or represents this crazy year)

🌲 You may submit up to 12 photos total. You may choose how to divide those among the different categories, but please do not submit more than 12.

🌲 Please post your photos in the appropriate thread on our forums, located Linkhere. You may also submit photos via a link to an image hosting site in a telegram to Mount Seymour.

🌲 The photos must be taken by you, but can be taken at any time (not just during the contest).

🌲 Anyone in Forest or in a region which has an embassy with Forest may submit photographs for the Contest.

🌲 Timing:

  • Submissions will be open from December 18 at 00:00 GMT (7:00pm Dec 18 EST) to January 23rd at 23:59 GMT.

  • Voting will begin on January 23rd at 23:59 GMT and end January 30th at 23:59 GMT.

🌲 Voting will take place on a Google Form. Needless to say, please no puppeteering!

🌲 The photographers with the top three photographs in each category will have their photos acknowledged on our RMB, on our World Factbook Entry, and potentially in our next foreign update. A banner will also be created with a collage of the top photos to applaud the winners, and participants in the competition will be encouraged to add it as their nation's custom banner. Forest's flag will also be changed to the 1st place photos in each category for a week after the Contest.

Now it's time to head out and start photographing! Good luck to everyone!

Any questions about the Contest should be directed to Mount Seymour.

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You can head over to Forest's forums (https://forest.freeflarum.com/t/photo-contest) to submit your photos, or you can telegram links to the images to me.

Happy submitting!
- Mount Seymour

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