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Today's World Census Report
The Most Income Equality in Anteria
World Census boffins calculated the difference in incomes between the richest and poorest citizens, where a score of 50 would mean that poor incomes are 50% of rich incomes.
As a region, Anteria is ranked 9,331st in the world for Most Income Equality.
|1.||The United Socialist States of Zhejian||Corrupt Dictatorship||“March to the Future Comrades!”|
|2.||The Republic of Tlingit||Democratic Socialists||“Water is life.”|
|3.||The Holy Empire of The Mechassiah||Scandinavian Liberal Paradise||“Unity, Discipline, Work”|
|4.||The Socialist Federal Republic of Hyrtexia||Democratic Socialists||“Trust me, this country is better than it seems”|
|5.||The Allied States of Ctenophora||Liberal Democratic Socialists||“Forever looking forward...”|
|6.||The Sultanate of Almurid Khorasan||Psychotic Dictatorship||“La illaha illa la. Muhhamadun rasulu llah.”|
|7.||The Most Serene Republic of Great Vydenia||Democratic Socialists||“Sem adaerana, pòr parm varam, adhardum ver”|
|8.||The Incorporated States of Eskeocha||Left-wing Utopia||“Beauty Is As Abundant As You Make It”|
|9.||The Commonwealth of Krasnovidia-Buldar||Left-wing Utopia||“Progress, Equality, Strength”|
|10.||The Democratic Republic of Ganji Islands||Democratic Socialists||“Viver com cânha, família e Deus”|
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Anteria Regional Message Board
OOC: Sure, it will be handled by the ministry of foreign relations because they don't have much to do.
Oooh sounds interesting. It snows in Paslin after all, so it would be interesting to join.
Wait, aren’t I equatorial?
Geordinian Broadcasting Company
The leader of His Majesty's most loyal opposition, Markus Hemmingsen, has suffered a major defeat as he lost a vote of no confidence by his own party. Hemmingsen, who leads the Social Democratic Party, has failed to beat the Statsminister in any of the weekly Statsministerial debates in the Storting for the past few months according to political experts, and it has resulted in the SDP trailing in the polls. After months of poor poll numbers, SDP members voted no confidence in Markus Hemmingsen.
As a result, the SDP will now undergo a leadership election which will take several weeks if not months. The congressional caucus of the SDP will vote in a series of elections to get the number of leadership contenders down to 2. If, by that point, neither option bows out of the race, it will go to a nation wide party membership vote in which all SDP members can vote. This means it could either take a few weeks to elect a new leader or a few months if it goes to the wider SDP membership.
Hemmingsen has stated that he will not run for re-election as leader of the SDP. Frontrunners now include the shadow Foreign Secretary (Sebastian Kristiansen), shadow Home Secretary (Daniel Bruun) and shadow Defence Secretary (Rosa Korsgaard). Korsgaard currently has the lead in the opinion polls but Bruun is more popular with the SDP congressional caucus. Candidates have until next Monday to put their names forwards. After which, there will be a series of votes to round down the candidates every other day.
“You can tell I am a master of compromise by the fact that every deal I make leaves no party satisfied and all of them out for my blood.”
Minister-president Leopold Beck (2004)
As a country whose legislature has, at any given point in its modern form, consisted of no less than five political parties, Weissmark is no stranger to compromise. Still, Minister-president Scholz’s National Conservatives (NKP), the Social Democrats (SDPW), and the Greens (GD) were a particularly odd alliance to see as they worked to get the Taxation Reform Act passed through the Assembly of Representatives. The bill, despite being opposed by some members of Scholz’s own party, was ultimately successful, and Grand Duke Joseph II gave his assent to it this morning. The bill contained a number of changes to Weissmark’s tax code, including:
Taxation on income in excess of 200,000 guilders was raised from 45% to 48%.
The highest property tax rate was doubled from 2% to 4%, while the minimum was lowered from .5% to .2%.
The law is also known colloquially as the Sin Tax Act. Not only were the already considerable taxes on alcohol and tobacco increased, a new luxury tax was also introduced.
At the insistence of the Green Democrats, a carbon tax was created with a flat rate of 7%.
The tax increases marked a sharp departure from previous NKP policy, who, under Minister-president von Dürr, had pursued a policy of fiscal conservatism. Scholz, a self-described conservative Christian democrat and leader of the hardliners among the NKP, had long been a critic of this, accusing von Dürr and the moderates of ignoring Catholic morality (a serious charge, in a country where over 70% of the population is Catholic) and “aligning with wealth hoarders.”
Opposing the act was not just the moderates of the NKP, but also the Old Liberals and a large amount of the NKP’s coalition partner, the National Liberals (in a rare display of unity between the two parties). A group of Social Democrats, led by Anton Grean, also opposed the bill on the grounds that the sin and carbon taxes would disproportionately affect the poor, and that the increases on personal income tax weren’t going far enough.
His Majesty's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Kingdom of Normudria
The Kingdom of Normudria would like to extend to its erstwhile neighbor, Syrtis, an announcement that the nation will continue the proud tradition of participating in the Mount Atna Trail Race. Normudria recognizes the value of such a competition in celebrating the Northerly nations' combined heritage and brotherhood. The contestants bearing the Normudric banner will be drawn, as usual, from the so-called "Royal Dogsled Dragoons" of His Majesty's Royal Army to compete in the annual race. The team shall consist of seven people, each with their own sled and teams of four dogs each, all bred to racing standards. A motorized team of Royal Medical Corps personnel will be flown out to Syrtis with them to assist in the unlikely case of emergency, whether it involves Normudric riders or not. Of course, the riders will be fluent in English, and all costs and supplies will be upheld by His Majesty's Normudric Government.
The Steward, a man with a usual serious, unmoving face akin to a carved statue, inclined an eyebrow at the mention of an "Infantry fighting vehicle." He calmly and politely explained that automobiles had not really taken off in Lethia due to the absurd cost to make them or buy them and the lack of real need for them with the railway connecting the nation. The mines of Lethia were in a 'humane mine' fashion, making them rather inefficient at times. For the most part workers used torches and pickaxes, with no real electrical equipment to speak of. Occasionally, explosives are used to clear rubble. He went on to explain that, yes, coal was the primary source of power for the nation due to the abundance of the black rock within the eastern hills, leading to cheap and efficient power for the capital and larger towns.
He went on to explain that he would have to consult the Grand Duke on matters of technological purchases, since it would be his money that the man was spending, and that he would likely require a demonstration of any new technologies offered to the state.
The man nodded as he explained the various other industries, smiling a little to himself. "Most of the lords don't see the need to over-purchase petroleum. Motor cars are often dreadfully expensive due to our oh-so-limited importation laws, passed nearly a century ago yet still in place! Such a dreadful idea, even at the time." He chuckles to himself a little as the worker arrived, his eyes lighting up at the box. He nodded a little to himself, gently spraying the liquid onto his wrist to test the scent that he was being offered. He smiled a little to himself. "Mmm...Interesting. Certainly, we do not have such here. Our own perfume industry is about as diverse as our wine industry, so I imagine she'll be the envy of the Celestian Gala. I'd suggest making some offers to the Baronness Annabelle, too, about these products; if the sister of the Duke takes to using them, I imagine they'll sell rather well." He smiles to himself still, returning the perfume to the box for a moment. "Them being foreign is usually enough, of course. People in this city often get desperate for a taste of luxuries from the outside world." He frowned a little at the thought, seeming to grow quiet for a moment. "...In fact, I do believe there is no law specifically barring the selling of these items in Runebrocht. I do not, in fact, think it was ever on the list. I imagine you may be able to find a shop willing to stock a test amount, and a few choice words from myself to the right people should see them become popular enough to sell."
Albricht was awoken early, this morning, by his youngest sister eagerly and earnestly tapping on his door. The usually-shy girl was always excited by this particular event, the fireworks and light shows that come with it, even if she's expected to be in public. Albricht himself had experienced hell the past few weeks, Annabelle hounding him to ensure everything was properly organised only to take over half-way through personally, her stubbornness quickly leading to things falling into their proper places. His younger sister, Lunmen, entered without even being permitted too, gently handing her older brother the letter, which brought a smile to his face. He had known the Sultan for many years, as the two countries often celebrated the Gala together as a cultural event. This year, he had for the first time in a century invited foreign journalists to observe and document the cultural events that would take place at the Celestian Gala. He read on, recognising the token bringing of one of his Guard, though it had never been needed as the Lethian and Iskamiyan peoples were the closest thing internationally to "friends" as possible, and Nagisa, a girl he had also known for many years. He would likely spend the next few hours picking an appropriate outfit, of course, and politely-but-firmly ensured Lunmen had left to give him the peace of mind to do just that.
People lined the streets leading from the airport to the royal palace, though local police and army forces were deployed to keep the road clear. A royal carriage, with the finest of horses, awaited the royal guests, with other carriages for any other nobility who were attending, as well as journalists.
Imperial Government Announces New Expansionist Policy!
Speaking at the 11th convocation of the Imperial Senate today, Grand Chancellor James Montgomery was expected to announce the Government's annual budget and legislative initiatives for the upcoming year.
But there was more to come.
Near the closing of the speech, the Chancellor unexpectedly announced that the Government would be initiating a study on the previous lands once inhabited by Valcouria in the previous centuries, and whether or not such studies would warrant a reoccupation in the future.
This announcement was immediately followed by the revelation of an initiative sponsored by the Emperor to increase military funding by 2% within the next year.
"Our place in the world must become one of equals, not of subordinates," Montgomery continued amidst the din of excitement now enveloping the Senate chamber. "It is in this spirit that historical revision must be accomplished."
Until now, the Imperial Government has remained relatively silent on expanding its borders, although the annual Fleet Reviews have been noted to be drawing further and further north with each passing year.
It remains now whether the Chancellor's speech will result in aggressive action or mere posturing for the sake of national pride.
Very. Just join discord and you see it for yourself.