WA Delegate: The MikesHope Essence of Mikeswill (elected )
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Embassies: the Pacific, the West Pacific, Balder, One big Island, Greater Dienstad, Antarctic Oasis, USSD, Yuno, Christmas, Wintercrest, South Pacific, Regionless, Scandinavia, and Capitalist Paradise.
Regional Power: Very High
Today's World Census Report
The Largest Welfare Programs in NationStates
Governments ranked highly spend the most on social welfare programs. Nations ranked low tend to have weak or non-existent government welfare.
As a region, NationStates is ranked 4,717th in the world for Largest Welfare Programs.
|The Free Land of Nostovya
|“Laugh hard, it's a long ways to the bank.”
|The Landia of Ingentus Progressia
|The Empire of Patria Augusta
|Scandinavian Liberal Paradise
|“Ad astra per aspera”
|The Led Zeppelin Essence of Stairway To Heaven
|“Does anybody remember laughter?”
|The Peace and Love Child of Mikes Truth
|“Love Conquers Fear”
|The Eastern Zhou Dynasty of King Zhaoxiang of Qin
|Civil Rights Lovefest
|“Capitalism with a Conscience”
|The Led Zeppelin Album of Houses of the Holy
|“The Song Remains The Same”
|The Federation of Trimetolan
|“Continued prosperity is our nation’s highest priority.”
|The Blues Latin African Rhythms of -Carlos Santana
|The HIV Positive of Dallas Buyers Club
|“We do what we have to”
- : Edman sca ceased to exist.
- : Kobesia ceased to exist.
- : The Republic of Hosvoales departed this region for Cedresia.
- : The Republic of Hosvoales arrived from Council of Asia.
- : The Colony of Scunt Mains arrived from 8th International.
- : The Federal Republic of Liriam departed this region for The Rejected Realms.
- : The Les Paul Inspiration of 600 Guitars ejected and banned The Federal Republic of Liriam from the region.
- : The United Kingdom of Edoardienne departed this region for Astoria.
- : The United Kingdom of Edoardienne arrived from Crimson Spire.
- : The MikesHope Essence of Mikeswill updated the World Factbook entry.
NationStates Regional Message Board
Mikeswill voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Grilled Cheese Act".
Amongst NationStates residents, voting is currently 6 – 7 (54% AGAINST).
Friday, 23 February, 2024 | 66
All streams flow to the sea
because it is lower than they are.
Humility gives it its power.
If you want to govern the people,
you must place yourself below them.
If you want to lead the people,
you must learn how to follow them.
The Master is above the people,
and no one feels oppressed.
She goes ahead of the people,
and no one feels manipulated.
The whole world is grateful to her.
Because she competes with no one,
no one can compete with her.
Today’s Featured Nation:
” I LOVE DOGS!”
WA Category: Iron Fist Consumerists
Civil Rights: Rare
Political Freedoms: Outlawed
-Mustang-'s national animal is the dog, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Cards.
-Mustang- is ranked 966th in the world and 4th in NationStates for Most Avoided, scoring 658.42 on the Kardashian Reflex Score.
Today marks two years since the Russo-Ukrainian War has escalated to a full-scale invasion and nonstop meat grinder with hundreds of thousands people killed in one way or another. As the chaos unfolded, millions of civilians fled their homes, to an extent cities stood half empty in silence broken only by the air raid sirens and sounds of explosions from anti-air defense, enemy missiles and artillery fire. Majority of people had really tough time trying to cope with constant feeling of impending doom. Some moved out further west to a safer parts of the country, while others preferred to leave altogether. For those who remained, there was no choice but to adapt.
Thankfully, with the help from the Allies, air defenses have quickly improved in technology and strength, thus countless lives were saved. The weapon shipments in the first year made Ukrainian army much stronger than it was before the war, so the enemy got significantly pushed back and many towns were liberated. While the civil life was preserved at almost prewar level thanks to impressive infusions of funds. Yet tactics were changing, the enemy has adapted as well, and the general attrition started to set in, not only in Ukraine but also for the international community that slowly switched attention to other dangers or got stalled by Russian influence from within. At this point majority is tired of war, and people grow ever more depressed, yet there is no peace in sight: on one hand too big of a price has already been paid for the independence and there is no desire to admit loss or give away the lands that became gigantic burial grounds and a monument to national resistance, until there remains a slightest chance to turn things over, and on the other side there is an enemy that has much larger goals and desires akin to the empires of the ages bygone.
Meanwhile, there remain questionable issues and unpredictable events on international level and within Ukraine itself, so situation has been steadily getting more grim day by day.
Nonetheless, whatever happens next, I'm confident that the support we received from the governments of allied countries all this time, and various aid from ordinary people who simply wanted to help because it felt like a right thing to do, won't be forgotten.
For instance as my family evacuated away from besieged city, our computer got shaken up and a component broke, we didn't ask for help and didn't inform anybody, but random citizens from US, UK and EU were simply sending their money directly to Ukrainians and we got a piece of it too, so we were able to quickly repair and keep our jobs - perhaps you've heard about it or did it yourself, when Airbnb-s were "rented" in towns that kept getting shelled, or Ukrainian goods were getting sold out in online shops. Some platforms began to offer ways to donate to Ukrainian users and it worked out.
Furthermore, a week after the full-scale war unfolded, I have joined the international charity organization, in part because it was a sustainable and an important job by itself, but also because majority of friends, relatives and it feels as if though majority of Ukrainians have became volunteers or charity workers in some way to mitigate the damages dealt to an entire country and its inhabitants. So I witnessed first hand, as hundreds of millions, and billions of dollars were sent from all over the world and immediately used to make another millions of lives bearable in all the nightmare that was happening all around. Entire buildings got repaired after being hit, living spaces provided to those who lost their home, lots of places got restored even those that were dilapidated before the war, new venues have opened, and people - both civilians and military were and still are getting direct help in many different ways.
So from me, my family, and every other Ukrainian who feels what I'm talking about: thank you!
Thank you for staying on our side, for coming to aid, for being there for us.
That's how we managed to cope with it all, to survive and live life as fully as we can, and we will keep going as long as we are alive.
And trust me, if there comes a time of need, aside from being a shield for Europe we already are, we will gladly return a favor!
Glory to Ukraine. Slava Ukraini!
- Mykyta, Kyiv, Ukraine
Today’s Featured Nation:
” Me Tarzan, You Jane”
WA Category: Father Knows Best State
Civil Rights: Some
Political Freedoms: Outlawed
Tarzan's national animal is the Chimpanzee, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is The Fellowship of the Banana.
Tarzan is ranked 1,924th in the world and 17th in NationStates for Largest Gambling Industry, scoring 15,415.66 on the Kelly Criterion Productivity Index.
Mikeswill voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Liberate Serovski Mir 2022".
Amongst NationStates residents, voting is currently 0 – 16 (100% AGAINST).