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Agora RMB

WA Delegate: The Patrimonium of Saint Olav (elected )

Founder: Nemonicus

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 221st Most Influential: 273rd Most Inclusive: 417th+30
Most Cultured: 427th Most Rebellious Youth: 551st Most Cheerful Citizens: 600th Most Compassionate Citizens: 619th Nicest Citizens: 638th Most Beautiful Environments: 680th Most Valuable International Artwork: 719th Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 779th Best Weather: 824th Largest Publishing Industry: 926th Smartest Citizens: 945th Largest Welfare Programs: 987th Most Advanced Public Education: 988th Healthiest Citizens: 1,005th Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,012th Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,149th Most Advanced Public Transport: 1,169th Most Nations: 1,195th Most Scientifically Advanced: 1,227th Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,234th Highest Poor Incomes: 1,256th Largest Information Technology Sector: 1,278th Largest Governments: 1,569th Highest Economic Output: 1,682nd Most Subsidized Industry: 1,813th Largest Black Market: 1,817th Highest Average Incomes: 1,845th Most Secular: 1,868th Most Developed: 1,962nd Lowest Crime Rates: 2,263rd
World Factbook Entry

• AGORA • Founded April 1, 2016 — Today is Mole (April) 17, Year 6 of Agora. Happy Belated Birthday to the nation of Gettenfeld!

"Bring the Greats
Comfort the Downtrodden
Release It"

• Unofficial Regional Motto: "We're seriously silly, and silly about our seriousness"
• Immigration for the region is through Customs of Agora. Newly-arrived nations are asked to introduce themselves in the common chat.

• Embassy requests should be accompanied by a letter of introduction.

• Please, no un-solicited advertisements on the RMB.

"There is more power in unity than division"

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    Agora: A Regional Overview

    FactbookOverview by Agora Protergatis . 1,038 reads.

  2. 9

    The Ideology of Agoranism

    FactbookCulture by Iescech . 178 reads.

  3. 10

    Agoran Calendar and Holidays

    FactbookInternational by Iescech . 440 reads.

  4. 12

    Immigration Control of Agora

    FactbookLegislation by Iescech . 479 reads.

  5. 4

    The Agoran Album

    FactbookCulture by Iescech . 50 reads.

  6. 9

    Cursus Agorarum

    FactbookOverview by Gettenfeld . 210 reads.

  7. 6

    Voting Record of the Senate

    FactbookLegislation by New dukaine . 85 reads.

  8. 5

    Agora-Novapax Terms of Agreement of Mutuality (ANTAM)

    FactbookLegislation by Iescech . 57 reads.

  9. 175

    The Reference Library

    MetaReference by All wild things . 2,895 reads.

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    The NewsStand

    BulletinNews by All wild things . 10,579 reads.

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Embassies: Queens Coming Into Our Own, The Bar on the corner of every region, Zhaucauozian Friendship, Novapax, The Doxford, Wintreath, The United Caribbean Island Alliance, Customs of Agora, Underworld, Order of the Southern North, The Sands, The Peaceful Coffee Shop In Chicago, Avadam Inn, Gypsy Lands, Hollow Point, Bus Stop, and 16 others.Yarnia, Nordur, Novo Brasil, Vanet, Straw Hat Pirates, Christmas, POLATION, Rogue CONclave, Thanksgiving, The Straw Hat Pirates, The Dumpster Behind the Coffee Shop, The Library, Weeks Auto Repair, The Local Supermarket, The House at Pooh Corner, and Niflheim.

Tags: Casual, Founderless, Medium, Neutral, Password, Serious, Silly, and Social.

Regional Power: Moderate

Agora contains 14 nations, the 1,195th most in the world.

Today's World Census Report

The Most Developed in Agora

The World Census compiles a "Human Development Index" by measuring citizens' average life expectancy, education, and income.

As a region, Agora is ranked 1,962nd in the world for Most Developed.

NationWA CategoryMotto
1.The Imperial Union of IescechCivil Rights Lovefest Brave Progressives“Not for revolution, for progress”
2.The Socialist Republic of ColoranNew York Times Democracy Corporate-Dominated Sham Democracy“Προς ειρήνη, ευημερία και ένα καλύτερο αύριο”
3.The Socialist Democracy of MagloireLeft-wing Utopia Utopia“Infinite diversity, one union”
4.The Castles in the Skies of Gates of Horn and IvoryCivil Rights Lovefest Brave Progressives“Two gates the silent house of Sleep adorn”
5.The Completely Ridiculous Nation of Estranged ConfusionInoffensive Centrist Democracy Fascists“Wait, what?”
6.The Empire of LakotisInoffensive Centrist Democracy Fascists“Only then can you be a true man”
7.The Patrimonium of Saint OlavLeft-Leaning College State Paradise“Slaughter is the only means to a new beginning”
8.The Working Class Warlock of John ConstantineScandinavian Liberal Paradise Normal“I'm a nasty piece of work... Ask anybody!”
9.The Reconstruction of GettenfeldLeft-Leaning College State Paradise“Avanti Corsinia!”
10.The Democratorship of JanisportInoffensive Centrist Democracy Fascists“Tomorrow's Country”

Regional Happenings


Agora Regional Message Board

Iescech wrote:Congrats to Magloire for being the best nation in Agora! I would live there if I weren't stuck in my own nation.

*Please help*

I'd help you immigrate, but I'm stuck in my nation as well.

Changing our motto to, "We're trying our best!"

Coloran wrote:• AGORA • Founded April 1, 2016

Five years have passed since then. Incredible!

Happy belated Founder's Day!

Saint Olav wrote:I remember being whisked away in the night, head in a bag. Good times.

That sounds like my first date too. Did your paramour also demand large amounts of unmarked bills at the end of the festivities?

Meanwhile, 'tis spring, the season when this perennial question arises: Feel like playing God? Sure, we all do. Well, friend, maybe you'd like to take up ... gardening?

In gardening, you are the creator of a tiny garden, upon which you introduce life, and then care for--or ignore!--them as you see fit. Will you give your worshipers a flood, or will they wither and die in a drought? Only you, as the supreme being, can decide!

Plus, if it's a vegetable garden, you can eat them at the end. Oh, dang!--This raises the question: is a god or gods going to eat us? Nah, not necessarily, because there are also flower gardens, which are just there to sit around and look pretty. I long ago figured out my preferred role in the universe, baby.

Just try to tell me I'm wrong.

Brocklandia wrote:In gardening, you are the creator of a tiny garden, upon which you introduce life, and then care for--or ignore!--them as you see fit. Will you give your worshipers a flood, or will they wither and die in a drought? Only you, as the supreme being, can decide!

That sounds humorously similar to the NationStates introduction: "You create your own country, fashioned after your own ideals, and care for its people. Either that or you deliberately torture them. It's really up to you."

Perhaps gardening to could be the pitch in a cool free new browser game: FlowerGardens

Janisport wrote:Perhaps gardening to could be the pitch in a cool free new browser game: FlowerGardens

I thought someone had already invented Farmville?

Brocklandia wrote:I thought someone had already invented Farmville?

Well, that's the way of the video-game industry, every once in a while you need to reinvent a game to make a quick buck

A happy belated birthday to Gettenfeld, the nation always gettin' felt!

*Turns to scriptwriter*

"That wasn't in the original script..."

Iescech wrote:A happy belated birthday to Gettenfeld, the nation always gettin' felt!

Happy aging-day, Gettenfeld!

So, everyone, you messed up something today? Well, okay. Just remember: You probably didn't mess up as badly as Donald Curray did on August 6, 1964.

That's the day he got tired of taking tree core samples, and so grabbed a chainsaw and cut down the world's oldest tree to see how old it was. Turns out, it was at least 4,862 years old! And further, turns out it was the oldest known organism in the universe. Whoopsie-doopsie!

That's a bad mess-up, but it did lead to a movement--that Donald helped--toward conserving the park where the tree had been growing. So ... silver linings?

Anyway, whenever I do something stupid, I think to myself: "At least I didn't kill the oldest living thing on Earth today." It's a low bar, but I clear it regularly, and so do you, probably. And in the end, so did Donald.

Yes, it's true--sorry, Donald. Sorry you weren't more like Tom Harlan. In 2009, Tom took a core sample from a tree that was reportedly 5,062 years old, which would have made it an even-older oldest living thing on Earth. Tom kept both the tree's and the core sample's locations secret to protect them, then died in 2013 without telling anyone where either is! Ha!--Ladies, gentlemen, and others, the Most Legendary Mess-Up of All Time Award goes to Tom Harlan! Now go out there and enjoy your life of more mundane mess-ups.

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