WA Delegate (non-executive): The State of Telgan (elected )
Founder: The Eudaemonium of Dr George
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Embassies: Forest, Haiku, The Skeleton Army, Futaba Aoi, Scandinavia, The Commonwealth Of Furry Peoples, Nudist Dreamland, 10000 Islands, Free Thought, Gay, Argentina, Israel, The Respected Realms, Hippy Haven, The Maritimes, United States of America, and 49 others.Deutschland, The SOP, Gay Equality, Groland, The Atheist Empire, The Sea Of Love, Eladen, Hell, Underworld, Nelborne Union, Texas, The Northern Lights, Konfoederation deutschsprachiger Staaten, Federation of Planets Headquarters, Equilism, The Alliance of Queens, The Rose Garden, The Socialist States of the Philippines, Kittens Sanctuary, Krillin, Hippiedom, Portugal, Right to Life, A Liberal Haven, Union of Free Nations, Future Earth, Association of the Countries of the Free, Philosophy 101, The Peaceful Coffee Shop In Chicago, Bus Stop, Heaven, Regionless, FUR, The Dank Meme Alliance, The Iceberg Lounge, Donald Trump Land, Democritus, Buddhism, Realm of Unrestricted Science, LGBT University, Anarchy, Invicta, The Local Supermarket, Union of Allied States, Vermont, Union of Liberal Nations, The House at Pooh Corner, The United Liberal Imperialistic Faction, and Krasnaya.
Construction of embassies with The Sand Empire has commenced. Completion expected .
Regional Power: Moderate
Today's World Census Report
The Largest Basket Weaving Sector in Philosophy 115
World Census agents infiltrated a variety of out-of-the-way towns and festivals in order to determine which nations have the most developed Basket Weaving industries.
As a region, Philosophy 115 is ranked 7,789th in the world for Largest Basket Weaving Sector.
|1.||The Technocrati Thing of Techno-Titania||Anarchy||“Building Tomorrow Begins Today”|
|2.||The Corporate Dictatorship of Postapocalyptic Terror||Corporate Police State||“Arisen from ruins - Into an era of Glory!”|
|3.||The Tumbling Waves of Sunrise from the Sea||Left-wing Utopia||“Ambassador from Nudist Dreamland.”|
|4.||The Pale Blue Dot of Terra Amore||Anarchy||“It's a fiendish thingy!”|
|5.||The Allied States of Xandia Swift||Civil Rights Lovefest||“Sit Wonder Imagine Free-Think”|
|6.||The Constitutional Monarchy of Sybillates||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“Per aspera ad astra”|
|7.||The Snow Crash Dystopia of Anarchocapitalistan||Capitalist Paradise||“No State, No God, No Leader, No Law”|
|8.||The Eudaemonium of Dr George||Anarchy||“Founded 10 February 2005”|
|9.||The Federal Republic of The Mapakes||Democratic Socialists||“Peace for all”|
|10.||The Holy Empire of Rizles Tri||Democratic Socialists||“Twirling Toward Freedom”|
- : The Commonwealth of Central Kadigan agreed to construct embassies with The Sand Empire.
- : Vereinigtesdeutschland ceased to exist.
- : The Republic of Oder-Land departed this region for Deutschland.
- : The Warcracy of Andemo of the region The Sand Empire proposed constructing embassies.
- : The technosingularity ceased to exist.
- : Dukeland2050 ceased to exist.
- : Koola koola ceased to exist.
- : The Democratic Republic of Roctaiciestahland arrived from Texas.
- : Toad s ceased to exist.
- : Stella states ceased to exist.
Philosophy 115 Regional Message Board
If you're into writing roleplay, you have a nice opportunity here to write news reports from three political conventions: the doctors, the divas, and the hobos.
Thank you for the good wishes, and the same to you.
Can you specify a bit what sort of poaching you are thinking about?
Example A: In a feudal society, locals fishing trout for their own consumption from the Earl of Whatshisface's waters. Example B: Contemporary fortune hunter shoots endangered species rhino, cuts off horn, sells it for quack 'medicine', leaves carcass to the carrion eaters. Both examples are illegal poaching. But in terms of legitimacy, they can be viewed very differently.
Animal poaching = Bad
I do not present my own opinion, but the opinion of Southern Alberdale as a nation:
An important policy of Southern Alberdale is a free market. And, necessarily, the government has no say on what someone does with their money. If, for whatever twisted reason, someone wants a purse made out of albino alligator scales, and if there is someone willing to carry out their desires... well, Southern Alberdale doesn't have any nature protection laws, either, so in so many words, poaching is a private issue.
Does the alligator have a say?
From the individual alligator's perspective, it's probably all the same whether some humans in the vicinity consider killing an alligator legal or illegal - it's going to try not to be killed. Specifically, albino animals and albino humans are just genetic variants that occur once in a while. For the alligator species, it makes no big difference whether you kill a regular alligator or an albino alligator. Difference between humans and alligators: Whereas for a non-starving human society it's fairly easy, with some solidarity, to support individual members with special needs, in the wild, usually, albino animals don't survive as long as others, especially if they are unable to camouflage themselves from predator animals.
If we try to imagine the perspective of the hunted animal as a species, legal or illegal can make a difference. If humans consider a form of hunting illegal not because the Earl of Whatshisface has local privilege including exclusive hunting rights, but because a particular species is endangered and protected, adhering to this prohibition can make a difference to help the animal survive, not as an individual but as an entire species.
Welcome and enjoy your stay! You won't find a copy of the Bible in your hotel room (unless you brought your own), but every hotel room in Philosophy 115 comes with Plato's Republic, and the suites also have Nietzsche's Thus Spoke Zarathustra.
Actually, that would be a good poll - what book would the hotel rooms in Philosophy 115 have, if they had only 1 book?
Does the book stay in the hotel room, or is there a near endless supply (from a foundation or some such), and people are encouraged to take the book with them?
If the book is supposed to stay in the room, out of consideration for guests who just stay one night or two, I'd opt for a collection of self-contained short texts that can each be read in its entirety in one evening: An essay collection, a short story collection, or poems.
Good question! I was thinking of the practice in some parts of the states in which charities buy bibles for hotel rooms. I am not sure if this practice exists elsewhere, too. In this tradition, you would leave the bible there for other travelers to use, because you probably have one at home already or just aren't interested. But I would imagine the charities would still be happy if you brought the bible home if you didn't own one and were interested in learning more.
For this thought experiment, we can assume an endless supply.