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Forest contains 360 nations, the 58th most in the world.

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The Most Patriotic in Forest

World Census data collectors measured the fervor with which citizens believed their own nation was the greatest of all.

As a region, Forest is ranked 7,706th in the world for Most Patriotic.

NationWA CategoryMotto
1.The Mysterious Black Hole of RolessPsychotic Dictatorship“We have NOTHING to do with our 97% disappearance rate.”
2.The Peoples Federation of The Campbell NationLibertarian Police State“Ne Obliviscaris”
3.The Socialist Republic of KrusavichDemocratic Socialists“There will be no compromise”
4.The Dictatorship of The Peoples Collective RepublicIron Fist Consumerists“πήγαινε και σκατά τον εαυτό σου”
5.The Queendom of ThorvelMoralistic Democracy“In the name of God, On guard !”
6.The People's Republic of Neo InfinitiumPsychotic Dictatorship“In glory we shall prevail!”
7.The Empire of Carolean DynastyFather Knows Best State“Mettle and Ire (Friendship of the Nationstates)”
8.The Christmas Colony of Task Force ZPsychotic Dictatorship“Z-Day will return and we will prepared”
9.The Easter VrijStaat of OwnzoneScandinavian Liberal Paradise“This is the best and greatest Nation States.....tribute”
10.The Columnunist Empires Centre of Deads endsPsychotic Dictatorship“I just want your money”
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After years of clawing my way through the mud, I mean after years of doing hard manual labor in a coal mine, I mean, after months of answering issues (there it is!), I have finally muscled my way back to No. 1 in Forest for Civil Rights! In the meantime, I've also been at No. 1 in Forest for Political Freedoms. So yeah, my imaginary country is doing pretty well. The real world? Well.... *glances outside* But life in Ruinenlust is just great.

I hope that everyone is doing well! I haven't been as active lately, because the end of the school year (and the beginning of the growing season in terms of gardening) always coincide now to take away virtually all of my time, but hopefully within a week or so I'll be more involved again. I do monitor things on a daily basis, though, so no worries. :-)

Ruinenlust wrote: (and the beginning of the growing season in terms of gardening)

My garden is coming along nicely! Have about 90 tomato plants, 30 peppers, cucumbers, squash, eggplant, onions, watermelon, cantaloupe, green beans, black eyed peas, green peas, butter beans, lima beans, potatoes, and corn! I think that's everything vegetable wise (tomato is technically a fruit)!

On the fruit side of things I have strawberries, blackberries, cherries, and apples.

Also have a variety of herbs!

I'll be eating good this summer (and winter!)!

Hi everyone! Sorry to bug everyone, but I just wanted to go over a couple things with everyone.

So, about a week ago I asked about lowering the percentage thresholds for booting FKs out of office and proposing constitution amendments (see: page=rmb/postid=47548820). I'm hoping to soon move forward with a draft for us to discuss (when time is kind to me or if someone else feels like drafting it ;p) before calling it to vote, so it'll be a fairly involved process, but thus far the feedback I've gotten so far has mostly been positive for amendments but more cautionary for recall elections - which I can definitely see, given foreign invasions/coups and the like.

Now before we even get anything drafted, I just wanted to remind everyone of it and see if I could get more feedback. Aside from not wanting to tamper with recall elections too much (and as such, if I even do see to lowering it even slightly, it'll be its own, separate proposal), combined with something else I'll mention at the end of this post, I'd like to primarily focus on the constitutional amendment percentage.

I haven't seen too much argument against having it at around 10% (which I personally think is still high, but understandable) with measures for if we become a very small region again (like a minimum of 3 counted as well as 10% of all WA nations). That said, I did want to highlight Uan's post: page=rmb/postid=47567440.

I personally really this this looser, more informal option, as it basically allows for more flexibility on the government's part as well as the potential proposer's side, since "considerable interest" is probably a lower number than a strict percentage, as could probably be better discerned whether such interest is legitimate or just puppet spam. I actually personally would prefer this option, but since the draft would either be something similar to this or something similar to the above, I wanted everyone's input on which they preferred before anything else happens. Or maybe you prefer neither and would either like to see no change or some other alternative - let me know!

I'd also point out that this could theoretically work as a solution for FK recall election, although in fairness I feel like that gives a bit too much discretion to the party whose eligibility is thrown into question. i.e. Just wanted to throw it out there despite my personally finding that to be a not-great idea. xD

Speaking of, as promised, I'd also like to make a quick mention of the recall election % decrease. Personally, I'd be in favor of lowering it to even as low as 25%, but I also have seen a general consensus that folks don't really want to tamper with it. I understand being weary myself, especially in the instance of a potential coup of some kind or as a way of wreaking unnecessary havoc on the region (see: military gameplay). With only a 6-month term to deal with the FK to begin with, that might just not be a worthwhile tradeoff. As such, I probably will put that idea in my "not for now" bin, unless anyone would like to express their interest in such a change. (Sidenote: I'd also note I originally said "10%", so if you guys like this "25%" figure better - as I do ;p - let me know lol)

I think that's all I wanted to cover for now. Again, lots of other ideas "down the road" should anyone be interested, and you're free to poke around in { https://forest.freeflarum.com/d/229-ultimate-requests-thread } if you want to look at other ideas and voice your opinions, but not wanting to overload anyone (myself included) I myself will leave that up to you.

Oh and speaking of, if you have any ideas yourself, feel free to mention them anywhere I can see it and I can add it there. ;)

Lofia wrote:Speaking of music, I was thinking of setting our regional anthem recently. I'm leaning more towards Celtic music that has forest vibes like https://youtu.be/akt13KLnJyg "Forest Folk" by Adrian von Ziegler . Though Celtic rock would be nice too.

How about some Peat Bog Faeries? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mEC4eSVtBgQ

Late contribution to the music topic, but through a quirk of the algorithm I've just discovered Polish pianist Hania Rani and am completely transported. Amazing stuff, cannot overstate how beautiful this is.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFRdoYfZYUY

Nation of Ecologists wrote:I'm currently going through another Led Zeppelin phase

*throws up the horns*

I was recently having a conversation with friends about whether Led Zeppelin were retaining their cultural cache with younger generations, or if they were becoming just another lame "dad rock" band in the eyes of the youth. It's hard for me to acknowledge that they may no longer be the epitome of rock. But I'm pretty sure you're younger than me, so I'm taking this as a good sign.

Also, I still put on Muse's "Absolution" with decent regularity. It's really carved out a niche for itself in my music listening, being precisely what hits the spot when in a certain, difficult to define mood.

Lofia wrote:Speaking of music, I was thinking of setting our regional anthem recently. I'm leaning more towards Celtic music that has forest vibes like https://youtu.be/akt13KLnJyg "Forest Folk" by Adrian von Ziegler . Though Celtic rock would be nice too.

That's lovely, I do enjoy that sort of folksy enchanted music. If I may recommend something more Norse than Celtic, these really hit the spot for me:

Sequentia - Ragnarok
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghq4nrvldkY

Garmarna - Vittrad
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zn9v54qm5VM

I'm on a mission to read all rmb guidelines, and you guys are next!

Itís true that Forest is much larger than when I wrote the constitution. I suppose lowering the recall threshold now does make sense so that it is practical to recall.

Ransium wrote:Itís true that Forest is much larger than when I wrote the constitution. I suppose lowering the recall threshold now does make sense so that it is practical to recall.

Honestly, looking on the Texas archives Forest really was much smaller e.g. seven years ago that I'd thought.

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