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Forest contains 463 nations, the 47th most in the world.

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NationWA CategoryMotto
1.The Utopian People's Republic of Love and NatureLeft-wing Utopia“We are part of nature, we are the vessels of love”
2.The United Mangrove Archipelago of RansiumDemocratic Socialists“Semper Virens”
3.The Android Sent by Cyberlife of KannapInoffensive Centrist Democracy“How rare and beautiful it is to even exist”
4.The Planetary Alliance of JutsaCapitalizt“We mean no harm to any!”
5.The Sylvan Hivə of TurbeauxCivil Rights Lovefest“Not only doəs God play dicə, thə dicə arə loadəd.”
6.The Ingenious Rocket Scientist of Wernher Magnus Maximilian Von BraunFather Knows Best State“One Good Test Is Worth A Thousand Expert Opinions.”
7.The Republic of JamilkhuzeLeft-Leaning College State“Life is but a harmless enigma we make terrible.”
8.The Federated Bailiwicks of Verdant HavenLeft-Leaning College State“Voluntatem Habemus”
9.The Proud LGBTQQIA Allies of Frieden-und FreudenlandInoffensive Centrist Democracy“United for Peace and Joy”
10.The Mysterious black holə of RolessPsychotic Dictatorship“We have NOTHING to do with our 95% disappearance rate.”
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The Most Serene Republicans wrote:concept: a playlist composed entirely of songs relating to forests. it's played in Forest's anniversary.

Middle Barael wrote:Could we also include vibe songs that feel kinda solarpunky or naturey?
And who would create this tentative project? Would it be on Spotify?

I'd be up to make it

Ruinenlust wrote:

[spoiler=The house is on fire. Shall we go glamping in the Rockies, or the Southern Alps?]I don't really care one way or the other about eccentric billionaires going to space, but I don't think it matters all that much.

Thank you, for that well written, objective and yet disturbing analysis of our predicament and humanity's general attitude towards it. It is like someone gathered a number of random thoughts regarding this subject that were floating in my head and knitted them together to make a coherent story from them. So sadly it looks like I am in your corner. However I haven't completely accepted that faith just yet and I occasionally still do care. Some remnants of hope are still there if not to "save our planet" to at least "postpone the crash" or reduce the impact of it. Hence my somewhat overzealous crusade against the excesses and flaws of modern tourism and the aura of sophistication that somehow surrounds "travelling". As pointed out by Qaur and Jutsa I am aware of the benefits of tourism and occasionally partake in it. I question however if the good outweighs the bad. If what Bezos, Musk and Branson are doing (what as Uan aa Boa in not those exact words explained is essentially a high tech d!ck measuring contest disguised as an scientific experiment) will lead to "mass space tourism" I will definitely qualify it as bad. If.....and that is a big if "space" can offer us "a way out" the first thing we need to do is to work on new rocket fuel and propulsion technology not waste our limited resources on building the ultimate adventure ride.

The Most Serene Republicans wrote:concept: a playlist composed entirely of songs relating to forests. it's played in Forest's anniversary.

My unimaginative contribution to this playlist.....just to get this (obvious) one out of the way. If I had to name an atmospheric, moody song this would be it. Still boggles my mind that this never got higher than 31 in the charts in their home country. Goes to show that musical taste and what we desire from it varies greatly. Too much existential angst in it for it to have mass appeal I guess.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qh-jVXyn5CM

Ownzone wrote:My unimaginative contribution to this playlist.....just to get this (obvious) one out of the way. If I had to name an atmospheric, moody song this would be it. Still boggles my mind that this never got higher than 31 in the charts in their home country. Goes to show that musical taste and what we desire from it varies greatly. Too much existential angst in it for it to have mass appeal I guess.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qh-jVXyn5CM

I was hoping for this YES!

I should mention I thought of the playlist while listening to this tune. Specifically, this amazing live version --> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnVldyHRcjU

I have a question regarding worldbuilding on NationStates.

When I eventually fully flesh out my political parties and characters, I want to have debates. For example I want to have a social democrat, market socialist, anti-market leftist, and maybe a neoliberal capitalist or distributist debate whether a market economy, planned economy (central, local, indicative, or otherwise), or mixed economy is better.

I would publish this debate (its transcript and events) on NationStates, but I don't know if that would be a Factbook, or a Bulletin, or an Account. Can someone tell me where the most appropriate place to publish this kind of document would be?

Maricarland wrote:I have a question regarding worldbuilding on NationStates.

When I eventually fully flesh out my political parties and characters, I want to have debates. For example I want to have a social democrat, market socialist, anti-market leftist, and maybe a neoliberal capitalist or distributist debate whether a market economy, planned economy (central, local, indicative, or otherwise), or mixed economy is better.

I would publish this debate (its transcript and events) on NationStates, but I don't know if that would be a Factbook, or a Bulletin, or an Account. Can someone tell me where the most appropriate place to publish this kind of document would be?

Well, what would the debate be for? An election? An inter-party meeting? Just an annual debate that's held? If its for an election, I suggest making a forum or factbook for the election and including that there. If it's a meeting or debate? I'd make a dispatch on it, just because dispatches are for more specific and/or shorter articles. Hope this helps!

Uan aa Boa wrote:On a positive note, Mont's back! Hello Raccoon Creek.

Ruinenlust wrote:Welcome back, Raccoon Creek!! It's great to have you back! I still have the wonderful flag that you made for me!

Always great to see you here! :-D

Glad to be back. How have things been in Forest?

I'm glad you still like it!

Paging Middle Barael, Ownzone, and The Most Serene Republicans
https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6896GT4AGGY3tbah9KY7Sa
And the Arboreal Anniversary Tunes are live! Playlist is collaborative, so those of y'all w/ Spotify accs, add w/e songs y'all think are nature/forest-related. Anybody else, feel free to tg me w/ songs (although for specific versions like MSR's 1992 version of A Forest, I'd prefer an album/cover artist name and/or release year, so I don't have to search through multiple versions of the same song)

a morning after is not a free lunch for business as usual, and trickle down as an economic theory is bovine waste product.
but the propagating of diversity of technological development, including that of a more environmentally compatible nature is a real thing too.

and these to things are really not relate to each other, other then superficially. i understand current motivations are largely economic,
and often tragic, but this is not an unchanging and invariable context. symbolic value is not the only carrot a sapient mind pursues.

if it were, we would not have invented art which was the root of language and communication, and we'd still be swinging through the trees or caves or whatever. which ok, some might argue that would not be a bad thing, but we're here now and what directions we go from here, remains open and optional. we're not going to avoid ecopocalypse entirely, but we still have options, at least, if we can see past the smoke screen of symbolic value, which just because not everyone can, doesn't mean no one can or will (or has or does).

Maricarland wrote:I have a question regarding worldbuilding on NationStates.

When I eventually fully flesh out my political parties and characters, I want to have debates. For example I want to have a social democrat, market socialist, anti-market leftist, and maybe a neoliberal capitalist or distributist debate whether a market economy, planned economy (central, local, indicative, or otherwise), or mixed economy is better.

I would publish this debate (its transcript and events) on NationStates, but I don't know if that would be a Factbook, or a Bulletin, or an Account. Can someone tell me where the most appropriate place to publish this kind of document would be?

In my personal feeling when it comes to debates transcript Bulletin Campaign would fit quite well here, or, in a lesser sense, Bulletin Opinion. And in a way lesser sense Bulletin News.

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