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WADP Awards, Anniversary Volume 5 (Part 1)
This is the 5th anniversary volume of awards given as part of The North Pacific WA Development Program (WADP). They reward the initiative and efforts of those nations of The North Pacific that have consistently participated in the WADP during its fifth year (Y5, December 8th 2018 to December 8th 2019), by joining the World Assembly, becoming Keepers of the North, exchanging WA endorsements, and voting on WA resolutions.
The Y5 awards are based on performance in all WADP award volumes released during Y5 (volumes 55-66). A compilation of statistics from these volumes is available here.
There are two parts in this anniversary volume. Part 1 includes five award categories, with the rest of the categories in Part 2:
Note that nations that no longer exist at the time the awards are published are excluded from all categories.
The Y5 Champion Awards are given out to nations that have been either the Click-to-Endorse Champion, or the Rising Star Champion, or the Clout Champion at least once during Y5 of the WADP.
The Y5 Click-to-Endorse Awards are given out to the 10 nations (including all those tied for 10th place) that have won the most Click-to-Endorse Awards during Y5 of the WADP.
The Y5 Clout Awards are given out to the 10 nations (including all those tied for 10th place) that have won the most Clout Awards during Y5 of the WADP.
The Y5 Safekeeper Awards are given out to the 10 nations (including all those tied for 10th place) that have won the most Safekeeper Awards during Y5 of the WADP.
The Y5 Vote-Early-Vote-Often Awards are given out to the 10 nations (including all those tied for 10th place) that have won the most Vote Early Vote Often Awards during Y5 of the WADP.
]Anniversary Awards 2019 - Y5 Click-to-endorse, Clout and Vote Early Vote Often
Most Active and Effective Curer 2019 Z-day - stats will be added once available
Motto: Nullius in Verba
Population: 8,571 billion
Largest City: Heidelberg
Official Language: Rhein Statesian
National Language: Rhein Statesian, English and German
Demonym: Rhein Statesian
- President: Hermann von Pückler-Muskau
- Vice President: Conrad von Hohenzollern
- Speaker of the House: Jan Jambom
- Chief Justice: Stefan Löfven
- Upper House: The Rikstaget
-Lower House: Bundestaget
Independence: 17th of July 2011
Land Area: 71,815 mile²
Water Area: 8,000 km²
Water %: 4%
Highest Point: Zugspitze 4,978 metres
Lowest Point: Lands End 7 metres below NAP
GDP (nominal): 1,552 trillion (October 2018)
GDP (nominal) per capita: 181,122 (October 2018)
Human Development Index (NS Version): 97.19
Currency: Rheiner Mark
Time Zone: UTC +3
Calling code: +219
Internet TLD: .trs
.....2.1 Prehistory (before 800BC
.....2.3 Dark Ages
.....2.4 Middle Ages
.....2.6 Civil War
.....2.7 Golden Age
.....3.1 North Sea
.....3.2 Land's End
.....3.4 Curovian Lagoons
.....3.5 National Parks
.....4.1 Urban areas
.....5.1 Administrative Divisions
.....5.2 Foreign Relations
.....6.1 Book Publishing
.....6.2 Information Technology
.....6.5 Economic Charts
.....7.1 Art, philosophy and literature
.....7.2 Value system
.....7.3 People and ecology
.....7.5 Film and television
The Rhein States has, until the civil war of 1789, never been a single, united country. The Rhein States consisted of many small countries, some monarchies, some republics, others run by nobility. Tradesman and foreigners referred to the region as the Rhine states, named after the river Rhein which runs through the area. The civil war ended the division of the rhine states region, uniting all countries into one, under The Rhein States.
The Romans invaded the western part of The Rhein States in 57 BC up until the river rhine, which, back then, ran more eastern then its present day course. The invasions were called the Gallic Wars, within three years several tribes were annihilated. Germanic influence increased during Roman times leading to the assimilation of many Celtic tribes. Romans settling in Germania Infrerior, as the region was known, were predominantly Epicureanists, the introduction of the present day religion.
Hedelia Claudia Ara Agrippinensium (modern day Heidelberg) became the capital around AD 85, when the region became established as a province. Germania Inferior lay north of Germania Superior, these two together made up lesser Germania. The adjective refers to its downstream position.
The army of Germania Inferior, typically shown on inscriptions as EX.GER.INF. (Exercitus Germaniae Inferioris), included several legions at various times: of these, Legions I Minervia and XXX Ulpia Victrix were the most permanent. The Roman Navy's Classis Germanica (German fleet), charged with patrolling the Rhine and the North Sea coast, was based at Castra Vetera and later at Hedelia Agrippinensis.
When the Roman Empire fell, life in Germania Inferior rapidly disintegrated, a transition historians believe was violent, sudden and culturally disruptive. Hedelia Claudia Ara Agrippinensium lost the status of capital, in favor of small, isolated village cultures.
The collapse of Roman society, meant that trade decreased and the exchange of ideas stopped. Societies became backwards, certainly after the introduction of Christianity by Missionary Willibrordus of Northumbria. People lived on the few resources available at the time, grain, some fruit and meat (if one was wealthy enough).
The village cultures eventually disappeared by the forces of Charlemagne, king of Francia. He established a functional government to rule over all the people of The Rhein States. The government collected taxes and used the money to build universities and large libraries containing ancient books, since that was one of Charlemagne's interests. Artists were hired to make the most wonderful works of art.
Besides books and art, Charlemagne also had an interest in the Roman Empire. His nation, Francia, expanded enormously and in just a few years became an empire, and empires are run by an emperor. He therefore declared himself Holy Roman Emperor, crown and all, and ruled his country effectively for a considerable amount of years.
Charlemagne died in 680 AD, leaving his nation to his 3 sons. Francia got divided into East Francia (present day germany), West Francia (present day France) and Middle Francia (The Rhein States, parts of France and Northern Italy). The crown, and therefore the title, remained in Aachen, Charlemagne's most preferred residence city but the other 2 sons were jealous and made a plan to attack and overthrow their brother. In 638 AD, after a bloody battle and a long fight, the treaty of Verdun was signed, stripping Middle Francia of much of its land, including Aachen and the title. The Rhein States was now under the rule of Pippin the Short, East Francia, and became part of the new Holy Roman Empire.
The Rhein States was now, once again, connected to a larger world. Trade increased considerably with other parts of the Holy Roman Empire and Heidelberg became one of the cities where the Reichstag, the parliament of the Holy Roman Empire, would hold their meetings. Traders came from all over the empire and beyond loading and unloading cargo, for the trip around Land's End was too dangerous and risky and the journey across land between the two parts of the North Sea was only 12 kilometers, 7.5 miles.
During the 13th century, 1200s, black death raged through large parts of the world. The Rhein States lost about forty percent of the population. The power of the Holy Roman Empire dwindeld, for much of the system relied on a massive administration, which was impossible to uphold. Emperor Otto I therefore decided to give landlords across the Holy Roman Empire large amounts of independence, leading to the division of the Empire. One empire became hundreds of small countries. The first regions to be granted independence were monasteries and free cities.
Most important states are listed
Type of Government
Main Economic Activity
Free City Republic
Trade and Book Publishing
Grain and FIsh
The fall of the unified Holy Roman Empire led to a sharp decrease in trade and coastal cities were eager to build new trade relations overseas. Trading fleets were build and send out to every corner of the known world, earning cities like Heidelberg, enourmous amounts of cash. Not all expeditions send out were as fruitful as others, which led to some nations amassing a lot of debt, and eventually, bankruptcy.
The Rhein States is a very geographically diverse nation, ranging from expansive grasslands to mountains and from wet swamps to dry hills. There are 5 classified natural habitats, each with their own distinctive flora and fauna. These regions are; Land's End, the Eifel, the Curovian Lagoons, the Flatlands and the Rheinstatesian Alps.
The North Sea is a marginal sea of the Atlantic Ocean. The sea was formed during the last ice age when a large glacier applied pressure on the earths surface. Tempratures started to rise again some forty thousand years ago filling the hole the glacier left with sea water. The depth of the North Sea is relatively shallow with a maximum depth of only 68 meters or 223 feet. The coastline of The Rhein States is defined by large chalk cliffs covered with forests.
Land's End borders the North Sea and is called a headland in geographical terms and falls in the same category as bays. Both headland and bay are two coastal features that are related and often found on the same coastline. A bay is a body of water—usually seawater (salt water) and sometimes fresh water— mostly surrounded by land, whereas a headland is surrounded by water on three sides. Headlands are characterized by breaking waves, rocky shores, intense erosion and steep sea cliffs. Bays generally have less wave activity and typically have sandy beaches. Headlands and bays form on discordant coastlines, where the land consists of bands of rock of alternating resistance that run perpendicular to the coast.
Land's End is part of the Laudenbach National Park.
The Eifel belongs to that part of the Rhenish Massif whose rolling plateau is categorised as peneplain highland (Rumpfhochland), which was formed by the erosion of the ancient mountains of the Variscan mountain building phase and subsequent further uplifting. Individual mountain chains, up to 700 m, such as the Schneifel and High Fens, run through the western part of the plateau. In the eastern part, in the High Eifel and Volcanic Eifel, individual cinder cones and basalt kuppen, like the Hohe Acht and the Ernstberg, emerged as a result of volcanicity in the Tertiary and Quaternary periods and rise above the undulating countryside.
The rivers draining into the Moselle, Rhine and Meuse, such as the Our, Kyll, Ahr, Brohlbach and Rur, have cut deep into the edge of the Eifel and formed larger valleys.
The Eifel covers an area of 5,300 km² and is geographically divided into the North and South Eifel. It is further divided into several natural regional landscapes, some with further subdivisions.
The influence of the North Sea, lots of rain, and the hills, who sometimes block the rain, have created a diverse region with wet and dry parts, creating a habitat for many species of wildflower.
The lagoons formed about 7,000 years BCE due to tidal forces in the Dollart. Sand was, and still is, carried in by the North Sea creating sand banks. These sand banks eventually grew large enough to remain above water which enabled plants to settle on these banks. Over a few thousand years these small sand banks grew to become large sand dunes.
The river mouth of the Rhein became blocked by these sand dunes and it had to reroute further east, creating small lakes where the mouth used to end and thus the Curovian Lagoons were formed.
Water depths average 3.8 meters. It is highly biodiverse and the presence of algal blooms was confirmed in the 2000s
The government of The Rhein States is dedicated to make life for her citizens as comfortable as possible. She believes that the best way to achieve this is by actively supporting or creating initiatives. The government has created a foreign policy that will encourage citizens to get to know the many cultures within The North Pacific and is currently a resident but is dedicated to become a citizen member, further information about the foreign policy of The Rhein States can be read here. The Rhein States government made up out of many departments. General information per department can be found by clicking on the government link (above).
Ministry of Administration
Ministry of Interregional and Foreign Affairs
Ministry of Social Policy and Welfare
Ministry of Law and Order
Ministry of Education
Ministry of Healthcare
Ministry of Environment
Friday 23rd November 2018
The Rhein States hoped to be able to participate in TNP government and contribute to the region. Alas, it seems that the government of TNP already has enough members to help achieve the goals and standards it sets out. The experience we have gained during our younger years in other regions and government lacks the ingenuity, quality and complexity of our 'new' region. This has made our government aware of its 'age' and that participation could result in future, negative, outcomes. We have therefore chosen to withdraw from government, this decision was made about a month ago.
This does not mean that we have withdrawn completly. We will remain active, both domestic and abroad. Everyday we will make decisions that influence our nation dometically and everyday we will endorse everyone who has not yet been endorsed. We will keep making a difference everyday.
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Economic and Social Development Program
The largest sector in the Rhein Statesian economy has historically been the book publishing industry until the government signed a law, on the 5th of May 2018, that demanded government to develop more sectors of the economy, called the Economic Development Program or EDP for short. The program was an immediate success with average income rapidly increasing.
From a specialized economy to a fairly diversified economy is the achievement of the EDP and government action. The current sectors promoted by government are: Information Technology, Book Publishing, Tourism, Cheese Exports, Retail, Furniture Restoration, Agriculture, Arms Manufacturing and Trout FIshing.
In December 2018 the Economic Development Program has been changed into the ESDP, Economic and Social Development Program. The change was necessary since the EDP has been extremely succesful and new goals had to be created.
The Rhein States has many public libraries containing thousands of books each. Ancient books are valued more and encouraged by government to be read. The following lists contains all by the government prioritized books:
de rerum natura
On the nature of things
On the Nature of Things is a first-century BC didactic poem by the Roman poet and philosopher Lucretius (c. 99 BC – c. 55 BC) with the goal of explaining Epicurean philosophy to a Roman audience. The poem, written in some 7,400 dactylic hexameters, is divided into six untitled books, and explores Epicurean physics through poetic language and metaphors. Namely, Lucretius explores the principles of atomism; the nature of the mind and soul; explanations of sensation and thought; the development of the world and its phenomena; and explains a variety of celestial and terrestrial phenomena.
Michel de Montaigne
The Essays are contained in three books and 107 chapters of varying length. They were originally written in Middle French and were originally published in the Kingdom of France. Montaigne's stated design in writing, publishing and revising the Essays over the period from approximately 1570 to 1592 was to record "some traits of my character and of my humours." The Essays were first published in 1580 and cover a wide range of topics.
Malatesta - Life and Ideas
Errico Malatesta (14 December 1853 – 22 July 1932) was an Italian anarchist. He spent much of his life exiled from Italy and in total spent more than ten years in prison. Malatesta wrote and edited a number of radical newspapers and was also a friend of Mikhail Bakunin.