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International Democratic Union RMB

WA Delegate (non-executive): The Federation of Lauchenoiria (elected )

Founder: The Free Land of The IDU

Last WA Update:

Board Activity History Admin Rank

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 19th Most Nations: 102nd Most Influential: 105th+17
Most Cultured: 819th Largest Publishing Industry: 1,061st Most Rebellious Youth: 1,061st Nicest Citizens: 1,163rd Largest Black Market: 1,185th Most Beautiful Environments: 1,298th Most Inclusive: 1,362nd Most Compassionate Citizens: 1,404th Smartest Citizens: 1,467th Most Cheerful Citizens: 1,505th Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,681st Longest Average Lifespans: 1,793rd Most Advanced Public Education: 1,822nd Largest Information Technology Sector: 1,941st Best Weather: 1,965th Highest Economic Output: 2,025th Most Developed: 2,062nd
World Factbook Entry

Welcome to the IDU!

A friendly, democratic region! Our values are democracy, a constructive WA, freedom with sovereignty, stability, cooperation and secular government.
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Please endorse our democratically elected delegate, Lauchenoiria.
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Embassy Policy: Please read our Dispatch below for our Embassy Policy!

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Zombie Plague, November 2016: 13th for Most Survivors, 11th for Most Survivors / No Infected.



Embassies: The North Pacific, Forest, Antarctic Oasis, Social Liberal Union, United Kingdom, World Assembly Legislative League, Yggdrasil, Texas, Europe, and Balder.

Tags: Democratic, Enormous, Featured, General Assembly, Multi-Species, Offsite Forums, Role Player, and World Assembly.

Regional Power: Very High

International Democratic Union contains 124 nations, the 102nd most in the world.

Today's World Census Report

The Most Developed in International Democratic Union

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

As a region, International Democratic Union is ranked 2,062nd in the world for Most Developed.

NationWA CategoryMotto
1.The White Crowned Boreal Lights of North CrossLeft-wing Utopia Utopia“We come from the land of the ice and snow”
2.The Unified Kingdom of AsminolandCivil Rights Lovefest Brave Progressives“Many But One”
3.The Prosaic Union of GnejsLeft-wing Utopia Utopia“Quantum Satis”
4.The Free Republic of South Pacific RepublicNew York Times Democracy Corporate-Dominated Sham Democracy“Long live the Free Republic”
5.The Democratic Republic of The Crimean EnclaveNew York Times Democracy Corporate-Dominated Sham Democracy“Imagine Inspiration”
6.The Republic of IlluminatedNew York Times Democracy Corporate-Dominated Sham Democracy“Nullius in verba”
7.The Technocracy of The Enlightened Lands of a Perfect OrderCivil Rights Lovefest Brave Progressives“Apotheosis is Overrated”
8.The Democratic Federation of GrosseschnauzerCivil Rights Lovefest Brave Progressives“Liberty Equality Justice Security”
9.The Democratic Republic of Philippine Democratic RepublicLeft-wing Utopia Utopia“Sic Semper Tyrannis”
10.The Allied Provinces of LaeralLeft-wing Utopia Utopia“Prosperity through wisdom, equality, and honor”
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International Democratic Union Regional Message Board

“Hrarroom!” (= “Greetings”), and a hearty "Welcome to the IDU", for Rhand.

*(sends over a gift basket of this nation's produce, including a large jar of high-quality honey and a large bottle of high-quality maple syrup as well as assorted fruits and nuts, for your national government: If they don’t want the sweet stuff, or the nuts, then they can exchange those for some smoked salmon, or for extra fruit)*

Bears Armed wrote:I’ve been helping United New England to develop their nation’s wildlife. Given its position on the south coast of the region’s southern continent, this is somewhat different from the assorted northern-continent ecosystems on which I worked before this.

I'm now interested in this.

*sends application*

“Hrarroom!” (= “Greetings”), and a hearty "Welcome to the IDU", for Peppania.

*(sends over a gift basket of this nation's produce, including a large jar of high-quality honey and a large bottle of high-quality maple syrup as well as assorted fruits and nuts, for your national government: If they don’t want the sweet stuff, or the nuts, then they can exchange those for some smoked salmon, or for extra fruit)*

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“As a region, the International Democratic Union is ranked 19th in the world for Most World Assembly Endorsements.”
Congratulations, fellow IDUvians!
(Note that that means “‘Most” in terms of average per nation, rather than actual total overall, of course: In some of the largest regions there are individual nations with more endorsements than our combined total…)
However, I see that eight of our number have yet to endorse the elected Delegate, Lauchenoiria. Come on, folks!

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-Astoria wrote:I'm now interested in this.

*sends application*

Preliminary TG sent.

I understand that our Cartographer Sanctaria is unwilling to set coordinates or a scale for the regional map, and his argument that this makes it easier to add more nations without limiting their sizes to ones that are as small IC as they look OOC, and I do have some sympathy with this reasoning.
Nevertheless, it remains a fact that without any such agreed coordinates and scale there are several aspects of nations that can not be determined consistently across the map: Each nation’s player could and quite possibly would still make decisions about those aspects of their own country for themselves, of course, but without a set of underlying guidelines for them to use this could lead to jarringly incongruous differences between adjoining nations such as an area of boreal ‘taiga’ forest or even tundra sandwiched between two areas of tropical rainforest (without that middle section being raised-up on high mountains and/or a large plateau, which would make that situation slightly more plausible).
I am therefore suggesting these guidelines for use by those players who do want to design their nations’ details so that they consistently & fairly realistically fit in with the details of other nations designed on the same basis. They still increase the size of the region’s lands significantly from the original version, but do so without moving various nations for which I know significant amounts of detail had already been determined (whether by their players alone, or in consultation with me in my ‘Regional Ecologist’ role) into climates too different from those previously thought right for them.

You can find these suggestions in our forum, in a new thread, @ https://theidu.us/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=2067&p=20175#p20175 .

Due to unwillingness and an inability to keep the map updated, the map as developed by my nation has been archived.

The WFE has been updated to remove references to the now depreciated map, and officers have been updated to remove myself as Cartographer.

Who will upload the map now? Or... Will we even have an map?

Sanctaria wrote:Due to unwillingness and an inability to keep the map updated, the map as developed by my nation has been archived.

The WFE has been updated to remove references to the now depreciated map, and officers have been updated to remove myself as Cartographer.

Thank you for all the work you put into the map, Sanct. I greatly appreciate it and it was a nice, unique way to show the IDU community on a wholly collective scale.

Anglia-Saxia wrote:Who will upload the map now? Or... Will we even have an map?

I'm quite versed in cartography, and I would be more than willing to take on the cartographer role alongside my present co-cultural minister role. Obviously, I think this should be up for debate with Administration and perhaps the IDUSA, but we'll see. I thoroughly enjoyed and drew a lot of inspiration from Sanctaria's map, so I'm sure any new project will share some resemblance.

In regards to the map...

I would first thank Sanctaria for his dedication to the map while serving as regional cartographer. I found the map to be an invaluable resource for both light world building and full on RP sessions. Numerous people have expressed how deeply they enjoyed the map and I think that, all in all, our region was made a better place as a result of its existence. Thank you Sanctaria.

With the fate of the map now hanging in the balance, I feel that my two cents on the matter should be expressed.

In truth, there are a lot of things that need to be dealt with in the near future.

We must first decide if we even want to continue having a map. They are a lot of pain to create and facilitate. I would personally be in favor of continuing to have a regional map for aforementioned reasons. Additionally, people have literally said that what drew them to the region was our map. That’s pretty neat.

If we are choosing to continue having a map as part of our shared regional canon, we should figure out who should continue to facilitate it and if we should remake the map or continue off of what we have. I like the map we have but think that it could use some changes. The new cartographer should work with the regional ecologist to work out exactly what new things should be included.

I would also encourage greater player choice in nation size. There is a very good reason why brand new nations shouldn’t be allowed to be the size of Russia. However, there are some nations that might be canonically better suited in a larger nation size and I don’t think length of stay in the region should be the only factor. Some veteran nations might want to be Luxembourg. Some newer nations might want to be the size of Spain. We should try to reach a compromise that benefits everyone in situations such as these.

Sanctaria wrote:Due to unwillingness and an inability to keep the map updated, the map as developed by my nation has been archived.

The WFE has been updated to remove references to the now depreciated map, and officers have been updated to remove myself as Cartographer.

The job of Cartographer is not only technically complex but demands extraordinary dedication and patience in dealing with various competing demands. Keeping the map is a very important responsibility to the character and quality of the region. I'd like to express my fondest gratitude to Sanctaria; thank you for your service and for a job well done.

Sanctaria wrote:Due to unwillingness and an inability to keep the map updated, the map as developed by my nation has been archived.

The WFE has been updated to remove references to the now depreciated map, and officers have been updated to remove myself as Cartographer.

Thank you for your service to the region. We might not always have agreed about your policies on the map, but I do appreciate the fact that you kept it going

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