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Refugia RMB

WA Delegate (non-executive): The Eco-Socialist Republic of Sylh Alanor (elected )

Founder: The Fanciful Tales of Refuge Isle

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 26th Most Valuable International Artwork: 26th Most Nations: 123rd+7
Most Compassionate Citizens: 1,283rd Nicest Citizens: 1,440th Most Inclusive: 1,708th Best Weather: 1,764th Most Rebellious Youth: 1,993rd Largest Welfare Programs: 2,285th Most Cheerful Citizens: 2,419th
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Refugia is a jarringly stable, wholesome, democratic group of left-leaning nations in support of governmental integrity, human rights and unabashed environmentalism.

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Embassies: Forest, The Leftist Assembly, New West Indies, Yggdrasil, Meihua, Canada, India, Taiwan, and Australialia.

Tags: Anti-Fascist, Casual, Democratic, Eco-Friendly, Enormous, Fantasy Tech, Featured, Issues Player, LGBT, Liberal, Map, Neutral, and 4 others.Pacifist, Regional Government, Social, and Trading Cards.

Regional Power: Moderate

Refugia contains 154 nations, the 123rd most in the world.

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The Most Politically Free in Refugia

These nations allow citizens the greatest amount of freedom to select their own government.

As a region, Refugia is ranked 10,144th in the world for Most Politically Free.

NationWA CategoryMotto
1.The Democratic States of DefarkaNew York Times Democracy“Strength Through Freedom”
2.The Eco-Socialist Republic of Sylh AlanorLeft-wing Utopia“Var'el rosir Se'lah”
3.The Imperial Welfare Union of New Camelot of AvaloniaLeft-wing Utopia“Aslenessem, Pfr Andessenas Laxs”
4.The Oppressed Peoples of Refugees from AtlaeLiberal Democratic Socialists“Ipsi Gloria Est”
5.The United Socialist States of AhknoviaLiberal Democratic Socialists“Abolish Slavery, Religion, and Monarchy”
6.The Socialist People's Republic of KavamkaoNew York Times Democracy“For The Collective Good!”
7.The Republic of OrieonNew York Times Democracy“Don't look to the past, look to the future”
8.The Empire of Greater West SiberiaCivil Rights Lovefest“Forward, Siberia!”
9.The Republic of SpirelightLiberal Democratic Socialists“Stars shine for the necessitous”
10.The Matriarchy of Jewish Raida GirlsCorporate Bordello“Your region has been raided by Jewish girls. Shalom!”
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Regional Poll • Shall Refugia close its embassy with Australialia?

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Alrighty, this one's a little late because I really didn't think it was going to go up for vote yesterday (it still hadn't reached quorum an hour before update) and also I just think it's really bad, lol.

Land Reclamation Regulation:
Proposal: page=ga
Thread: viewtopic.php?f=9&t=491698

Uh, as I said before, I really don't like it. There are two things that make me automatically dislike a bill. The first thing is when someone creates or reuses an existing organisation or department just to offload all responsibility onto that (for example, creating a department that sets regulations so that you don't have to do that work yourself in the bill). The second is limiting your proposal by relying on the best possible reading or intentions of everyone involved. Bills regulating expansion and development to protect the economy should understand they're forcing nations who don't want to do that sort of thing, to do that sort of thing. So here are some quotes from the proposal:

wrote:Mandates thats a good faith effort to obtain and apply materials that cause as little environmental damage as possible for the physical stage of land reclamation must be made, unless obtaining those materials is incredibly infeasible or costly, in which case the best possible alternative must be used;

Cool, so any nation who doesn't want to do this can just say it's infeasible. Also what is "a good faith effort" and "as little environmental damage as possible" and how are those vague terms going to be enforced?

wrote:Clarifies that if the potential damage caused can and will be mitigated to a reasonable level, the land reclamation project may proceed;

What is a reasonable level?

After this, we get into the usage of a previously-established organisation within the World Assembly, the EWSA (hey, that looks familiar :P). The ESWA is tasked with issuing permits to land reclamation projects that would otherwise violate the proposal only if:

wrote:not proceeding with land reclamation will severely imperil the health of a nations population; or

not proceeding with land reclamation will cause greater environmental damage than doing so;

I'm sure the pattern I'm drawing is clear. These also are not figures or numbers, they're relative limiter statements. What counts as "severely imperiling the health of a nation's population"? Is this saying that, if not expanding into the ocean means people are stuffed into the city, that such a path should be taken instead of expanding the city further out in the other direction? Can anyone just make a claim that oh no, they've totally checked into other possibilities?

Also what kind of environmental damage is going to be caused by not expanding into the ocean and harming marine ecosystems? Can we get some examples?

wrote:Mandates that land reclamation projects that are issued permits as a result of clause 5a must cause as little environmental damage as feasible, and prohibits land reclamation projects from proceeding if they are denied a permit by the ESWA.

Again, "as little environmental damage as feasible" means nothing. It's a completely nothing phrase that anyone can get around by saying they just aren't capable of mitigating more damage. There's really just no point to this getting to vote, and no reason for it to pass. I'm for this sort of bill if it actually did anything, lol.

Good writeup. That's what jumped out at me when I looked it over: it's toothless. I'd rather see a series of metrics to measure the impact of development projects, not a list of effectively optional requests.

Good day everyone,

it's a bit late to talk about Z-day, the annual zombie event. I am doing a survey for an article for a regional newspaper on what well-performing regions had in common. So lets get to the questions:

How would you rate your region's Z-day performance, on a scale of 1 to 5?

Did you have something like central nuclear command, and did people follow it a lot?

How populous was your region last Z-day?

Any Additional Answers are welcome and needed ^-^

Goodbye and have a nice day!

-Somebody.

Some Random Interviewer wrote:Good day everyone,

it's a bit late to talk about Z-day, the annual zombie event. I am doing a survey for an article for a regional newspaper on what well-performing regions had in common. So lets get to the questions:

How would you rate your region's Z-day performance, on a scale of 1 to 5?

Did you have something like central nuclear command, and did people follow it a lot?

How populous was your region last Z-day?

Any Additional Answers are welcome and needed ^-^

Goodbye and have a nice day!

-Somebody.

0.5

Pedesko wrote:0.5

Weird thing to say.

Some Random Interviewer wrote:Good day everyone,

it's a bit late to talk about Z-day, the annual zombie event. I am doing a survey for an article for a regional newspaper on what well-performing regions had in common. So lets get to the questions:

How would you rate your region's Z-day performance, on a scale of 1 to 5?

Did you have something like central nuclear command, and did people follow it a lot?

How populous was your region last Z-day?

Any Additional Answers are welcome and needed ^-^

Goodbye and have a nice day!

-Somebody.

It would be inappropriate if I didn't say it was 5/5 considering that we cured and locked the 116-strong region in about six hours. This was coordinated on the discord server with Operations Councillor Chacapoya commanding targets in the chat so members could participate in the missile brigading.

Last year the region had 21 members at the time of Z-Day and was cured and locked in five hours.

Some Random Interviewer wrote:Good day everyone,

it's a bit late to talk about Z-day, the annual zombie event. I am doing a survey for an article for a regional newspaper on what well-performing regions had in common. So lets get to the questions:

How would you rate your region's Z-day performance, on a scale of 1 to 5?

0, I forgot about it.

Did you have something like central nuclear command, and did people follow it a lot?

How populous was your region last Z-day?

Any Additional Answers are welcome and needed ^-^

Goodbye and have a nice day!

-Somebody.

Elenaraghaenaris wrote:0, I forgot about it.

Rating the rest of us a 0/5 because you forgot about the event happening seems a bit unfair to the rest of us who spent six hours clearing the region and not having a single death.

Some Random Interviewer wrote:How would you rate your region's Z-day performance, on a scale of 1 to 5?

Did you have something like central nuclear command, and did people follow it a lot?

How populous was your region last Z-day?

Any Additional Answers are welcome and needed ^-^

Goodbye and have a nice day!

-Somebody.

Basically the same thing Refuge Isle said above, I'd give us a solid 5/5. Like she said then, we had a spectacular Z-Day, clearing the region quickly of all zombies and not having any deaths. Chacapoya coordinating through the Discord who we were going to collectively target and moving down the most populated list was smart and every one of us who participated worked together really well. I'm actually extremely proud of the people who played, because I think our result was pretty spectacular <3

Some Random Interviewer wrote:Good day everyone,

it's a bit late to talk about Z-day, the annual zombie event. I am doing a survey for an article for a regional newspaper on what well-performing regions had in common. So lets get to the questions:

How would you rate your region's Z-day performance, on a scale of 1 to 5?

Did you have something like central nuclear command, and did people follow it a lot?

How populous was your region last Z-day?

Any Additional Answers are welcome and needed ^-^

Goodbye and have a nice day!

-Somebody.

It went so well that despite being absent almost all of Z-Day I had my entire population cured for me before I even made my own Cure missiles! (Forgot to add my rating lol 5/5)

Yeah Z-day wise, I didnt participate, never been my thing, but I did watch the region work their butts off to get us to the spectacular finish we made it to, truly a spectacular effort :D

Welcome Island of Euphoria, Classroom 2B, The School management, and Threnodie to Refugia! If you have any questions about how Refugia or Nationstates works, please feel free to ask either here on the RMB (regional message board) or in our discord server, which is linked at the top of the page. Everyone here is super nice and helpful and we'd love to be able to say hello ^-^

If you haven't already, please consider signing up for the World Assembly on the left sidebar. By becoming a World Assembly member, you qualify to become a Refugia Member State. Member States can submit applications to get on our regional map, vote on embassies and referenda, and run for office. But the most important thing is that you just do as much as you want to; don't feel obligated to join in all the extra things that we do. We want to help you find things you enjoy doing and get you set up to where you can have the most fun possible while you're here, and if that's just chatting while answering issues, that's entirely cool.

Welcome again <3

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