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WA Delegate (non-executive): The Federal Commonwealth of Polarea (elected )

Founder: The Kingdom of The Ice Bears

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Welcome to ARCTIC | Founded: November 14th, 2004

The land whose skin is of ice but whose heart is of fire - Prekrasnaya zemlya

A calm clubhouse for old and esteemed nations - Maas

Regional Flag Designed by - Triance kevoi

LinkRegional Anthem

LinkThe regional currency as issued by the Arctic Central Bank

For Detailed or Miscellaneous InformationLink Arctic Forum, LinkArctic Wiki, LinkArctic Regional Map, LinkArctic Discord

Regional Assembly Members: Maas, Polarea, Antarc, Arctic Unity Party, Blaenavon, Kingdom of the polar bear, Saaves, Norse Inuit Union, Illusiaq

The 10th Era of Arctic has now begun! Welcome to the first Arctic Commonwealth

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    Arctic Central Bank // Economic Report - Fall 2019

    MetaReference by Maas . 70 reads.

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    Arctic Central Bank // I Quarter Economic Report 2019

    MetaReference by Maas . 52 reads.

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    The Arctic Constitution

    MetaReference by Nyaryaga . 180 reads.

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    List of Amendments to the Arctic Constitution

    MetaReference by Kubrath . 40 reads.

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Embassies: Antarctica, Scandinavia, The Commonwealth of Crowns, The Illuminati, U R N, Imperium of the Wolf, 10000 Islands, Antarctic Oasis, The Arctic, Barbaria, The Great Experiment, Christmas, Thanksgiving, Oceania, Asia, Hollow Point, and 2 others.Freetopia, and Celtia.

Tags: Casual, Democratic, Eco-Friendly, Featured, Free Trade, Independent, Liberal, Libertarian, Map, Medium, Neutral, Offsite Forums, and 4 others.Regional Government, Social, Trading Cards, and World Assembly.

Regional Power: Moderate

Arctic contains 40 nations, the 441st most in the world.


Today's World Census Report

The Largest Retail Industry in Arctic

The World Census estimated levels of employee ennui to determine which nations have the largest retail industries.

As a region, Arctic is ranked 7,622nd in the world for Largest Retail Industry.

NationWA CategoryMotto
1.The Rogue Nation of PalinsCapitalist Paradise“We eat, therefore we hunt.”
2.The Xilien Overran Wasteland of SaavesFather Knows Best State“its lit”
3.The Constitutional Monarchy of Technocratic NorwayInoffensive Centrist Democracy“Ubi scientiae occurat naturae, ibi pacem.”
4.The Allied States of The Kingdom of the Ice BearsIron Fist Consumerists“Maximize Life”
5.The Incorporated States of Iceland HrutspungarAnarchy“It will all work out OK”
6.The Republic of JajanNew York Times Democracy“Stealth is key”
7.The Displaced Settlers of AmzosNew York Times Democracy“So this is your idea of sharing”
8.The Borderlands of The SotercanInoffensive Centrist Democracy“Strength Through Freedom”
9.The Federation of TasersaqCorporate Bordello“座右铭...”
10.The Republic of UkniaLiberal Democratic Socialists“Order, Justice, Freedom”

Regional Happenings


Arctic Regional Message Board

I find it interesting that the Russian arctic is colder than the North American one.

Norse Inuit Union wrote:I find it interesting that the Russian arctic is colder than the North American one.

It is interesting isn't it! I'm assuming it's because the colder parts of the Russian arctic are further away from bodies of water, and because the Russian arctic is further away from the Gulf Stream.

Our weather forecast and temperatures given here are from around the Greenland area

Maas I was looking at stats, and I wondered how your taxation went from 60% to just 9% in January 2019? Wow!

Blaenavon It's a fiscal policy I call de-tax to re-tax.

I think a good tax burden is 30-35%, but its hard to maintain since NS mechanics will sometimes go on a spending spree (e.g. I approve something small like an awareness campaign in an issue and then that raises the tax burden by a whole percent).

So to combat that I take all the policies that I want and let the number rise well past 50% - and then I look for one of the few issues that has a radical tax cut solution. Something like "Nah, we need to abolish the whole welfare state and give the money back to the taxpayers!"

Going with that creates a sharp dip for a lot of public services but those can be rebuilt steadily over time. For whatever reason cutting taxes by 80% only cuts public transport by around 40% - so usually everything goes back to their previous levels well before the tax rate gets anywhere close to the high numbers again.

This also creates an economic boost that creates more taxable income (which might partially explain how the public transport sector stays afloat). So in the long term, I get a moderate tax cut and some economic growth while keeping the public sector consistent.

Terrible economic policy in the real world, but pretty good in NS.

So short answer: I picked an anti-tax libertarian in an issue and I'd do it again.

Maas Clever stuff! Using the somewhat quirky NS mechanics to create a great nation! I sometimes wish that the results of policy choices were a little less extreme, and also that unpopular decisions had more serious consequences in game (you take a decision and think 'if this was the real world there'd be big disruptive protests over this!').

Saaves is added to the members of the Regional Assembly as per the Constitution

Reviewing the forecast for Arctic Over the next 7 days

The average daytime maximum temperature will be around 5C, with a high for the week of 8C expected on the afternoon of Thursday 11th. The average minimum temperature will be 1C, dipping to its lowest on the morning of Monday 8th at 0C. The week will have mostly dry days although Wednesday 10th and Thursday 11th are likely to see a little rain. It looks like Saturday will have the most precipitation with an accumulation of around 6.0mm. On the whole winds are likely to be moderate.

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