WA Delegate (non-executive): The United Mangrove Archipelago of Ransium (elected )
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Embassies: Yggdrasil, Philosophy 115, Europe, the Rejected Realms, The North Pacific, the South Pacific, 10000 Islands, International Democratic Union, Oatland, Democratic Socialist Assembly, Hippy Haven, Haiku, The Federation of Anarchist Communes, Texas, Canada, Portugal, and 19 others.Spiritus, The LCRUA, Eladen, Singapore, Winterfell, The Region That Has No Big Banks, Antarctica, Antarctic Oasis, The Bar on the corner of every region, A Liberal Haven, Union of Free Nations, Sunalaya, Futaba Aoi, New Western Atlantic, Conch Kingdom, The Leftist Assembly, Conifer, Sonindia, and Wintreath.
Regional Power: Very High
Today's World Census Report
The Greatest Rich-Poor Divides in Forest
Nations ranked highly have large gaps between the incomes of rich and poor citizens. Nations low on the list have high levels of income equality.
As a region, Forest is ranked 7,421st in the world for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides.
|1.||The Disputed Territories of Pot of Greed||Anarchy||“Draw 2 cards?”|
|2.||The Irradiated Badlands of Drasnia||Anarchy||“My cow is not pretty, but it is pretty to me.”|
|3.||The Philosophical Empire of Sacara||Capitalist Paradise||“Under One Banner, We Are United”|
|4.||The One That Got Away of Seagull||Corporate Police State||“Money does rule the world”|
|5.||The Borderlands of Banished to the Shadow Realm||Anarchy||“Beware of the sabertooth tree lobsters.”|
|6.||The Dictatorship of Theennerla Island||Corporate Police State||“You Can't Stop Progress”|
|7.||The Elite WA Overlady of Lord Dominator||Compulsory Consumerist State||“Fire Cures Everything”|
|8.||The January Sales of Candlewhisper Archive||Capitalist Paradise||“doo doo doo doo doooo, We're Lovin' It.”|
|9.||The Unholy Lies of Trump Exposed||Corporate Police State||“He Knew What He Was Gettin Into When He Signed Up”|
|10.||The Global Republic of Simad||Anarchy||“Live and let live.”|
- : The bing dianisty ceased to exist.
- : Wyethalania ceased to exist.
- : The Republic of Outer Bele Levy Epies departed this region for Infinity.
- : The Republic of Outer Bele Levy Epies arrived from Osiris.
- : The Most Serene Republic of Madjo arrived from Lazarus.
- : The Grand Duchy of Coggins Crossing arrived from The Pacific.
- : The United Socialist States of Australis Terra arrived from Lazarus.
- : The Free Land of Fugu Fumin arrived from The South Pacific.
- : The Community of Earth Pillars arrived from Lazarus.
- : Amunium ceased to exist.
Forest Regional Message Board
The last part of my post got cut off.
The city names are all based on my wife, myself and our relationship. The heavy autumn theme comes from both of our birthdays and our wedding being in autumn. It's also just the best time of year.
Other cities are named after our favorite musicans, animals, our pets, our families, schools we went to, the beers we brew, even down to small memories like the hoodie I let her borrow when we first met...and that she never gave back >_> (Greenhood).
Really, my nation doxxes me pretty hard, lol.
But at least no one can accuse me of not loving my wife.
I've looked through that before and considered it, but I'm not really seeing a point. It just looks like another one of those threads that people post their own stuff in and then ignores everyone else's.
Which I understand. A lot of that is a bit TOO detailed to really read through and take interest in. Even with my short blurbs, I cant imagine anyone caring enough to read it, lol.
Maybe I'll give it another thought though.
We tend not to directly reply to other peoples' posts, but a lot of people send players to other leagues and follow along with, for instance, their foreigners' progress. (Current transfers: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/15D5NbZa-P2dqB678gnNY30aux3XL_wi8aSQc_UzN7Tg/edit#gid=790209026)
So a lot of the feedback/commentary is done in chat rooms, TGs, discussion thread. viewtopic.php?f=7&t=2447
Again, no pressure!
I'll give it some thought. Interacting with other leagues may be interesting. Although I dont really have any set pace for when I get stuff done. The past season took me 3 months to work through, while the previous two seasons I finished in 2 weeks.
Also, I have a bizarre way of generating results, based on a long series of coin flips at random.org, so results are completely random. Thus, a team that won the championship one year may be relegated the next. In fact, only two if the original 20 top level teams have never been relegated. Teams from the 6th league have made it to the top level championship. It's pretty unrealistic, but I cant bring myself to reboot the leagues and change my formula after 26 seasons of doing it this way.
I feel like the complete lack of control would put a lot of people off.
Looking back at my history, given the randomness, it's amazing how many teams actually have multiple championships, even consecutive wins.
I suspect our intense eco-focus has led to a lot of nations with bans on cars, and possibly planes, computers, etc. Lots of primitives! For my parts even though I'm top 3% globally for eco-friendliness, I'm not even top 20% here in Forest. I won't give up my interwebs so easily!
Official government post:
Our joint storywriting event with the Rejected Realms will be starting next week. Here is the dispatch announcing it:
On behalf of Forest and The Rejected Realms, it is our honor to present to you a collaborative storytelling event that will be hosted on our Regional Message Boards. On our respective RMBs there will be a different narrative that begins with a paragraph and each subsequent person to follow will add their own paragraph and continue on the stories. As long as you are a member of Forest, the Rejected Realms, or one of our embassy regions with access to posting on our RMBs you can participate. Each RMB will feature a thematically different story with different characters so if you can, you are encouraged to participate in both.
The opening paragraphs for each narrative will be posted on the respective RMBs on February 21st, 2019 at 12:00 AM GMT and the event will last until February 25th, 2019 at 12:00AM GMT.
When adding to the story, quote the previous entry and add a number. This is so we can keep track of the stories in a logical way. For example
Don't double post for the story
Please keep things PG-13 and follow site rules!
Please do not ruin either story with implausible events and try to stay within the story's universe
Sneak Preview of Starting Paragraphs
In case you wanted to know what the stories will be about and start brainstorming some ideas see below.
Mielikki woke up in a cold sweat after having a dream that her favorite maple tree had been destroyed by a rogue lumberjack. She saw a flickering orange glow lighting her room and was able to easily find and put on her glasses before looking out the window to see that her prized maple was ablaze. This realization made her feel like her stomach was being eaten by snakes. She had planted the maple as a small child and grown up with it. She had her first kiss under its ruddy canopy. She cannot remember who she kissed there many decades ago but had become to consider this tree to be her best friend. She had watched her son play under it before the incident. She grabbed her cane and rushed outside to futilely attempt to douse the flames with her garden hose. Despite failing to stop the blaze its light revealed a gas can, a lighter, and footprints leading away from the tree toward the woods. A sense of resolve grew in her. She went back inside and asked her wise old spider plant if she should follow the footprints and get revenge on the arsonist after sunrise. The spider plant whispered, 'Do it if your arthritis won’t stop you! You should go for a walk in the woods in any case because it will calm you."
The march out of town was mostly quiet. Not surprising for such an awkward endeavor. Every year, the young lives of all those who had completed all the years of their formal education were evaluated based on how they fit in with the community and the order of things. Free thinkers, with radical ideas were nothing but troublemakers in the eyes of the elders. The community had been ravaged by power struggles in the past and so the elders designed this process to weed out the biggest rebels and misfits. On this day, the misfit in question was a boy named Adam. Despite the warnings of his parents throughout his childhood, he couldn’t help his inquisitive, opinionated nature. And so Adam was being escorted out to the woods miles from the community, banished forever. They finally arrived at the edge of the vast woodlands and stopped. One of the armed escorts asserted gruffly, “The penalty for contacting or returning to the community is death. Good luck”. And then they left.
If you have any questions please contact one of us and we'd be glad to help. We're excited about this and we hope you have fun writing some interesting stories with us.
Ambassadors, please share the link to the dispatch with your embassy regions!