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WA Delegate (non-executive): The Republic of Over Cartungiria (elected )

Founder: The Eudaemonium of Dr George

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 86th Most Nations: 252nd Most Rebellious Youth: 549th+18
Most Armed: 787th Largest Publishing Industry: 1,118th Most Cultured: 1,130th Highest Crime Rates: 1,335th Highest Economic Output: 1,448th Most Influential: 1,532nd Most Avoided: 1,553rd Highest Wealthy Incomes: 1,631st Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,786th Largest Black Market: 1,830th Smartest Citizens: 1,930th Highest Disposable Incomes: 2,042nd Most Beautiful Environments: 2,173rd Most Valuable International Artwork: 2,174th Most Secular: 2,185th Fattest Citizens: 2,325th Largest Welfare Programs: 2,419th Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 2,431st
World Factbook Entry

We are the #1 region in NationStates for approaching life rationally without unfounded assumptions. "This is the region in which NS does its thinking."
Region Founded 10 February 2005.
Link Forum | Link Blog | Link Regional Anthem | Formatting Codes | LinkNSEconomy | LinkFlag Generator | LinkNS Dossier II

Historic ambassador exchanges with:Free States of Gaia,Forest,Haiku,Gay,Futaba Aoi,The Atheist Empire,Hippy Haven,Scandinavia,Nudist Dreamland,Free Thought,The Bad Place,New Europe,Wonderful Paradise,Ulthar,The Maritimes,Konfoederation deutschsprachiger Staaten, Antichrist Superstar.
Philosophy 115 does not usually participate in roleplaying or the raider/defender aspects of NS (Halloween is an exception).
Featured Region on 21 July 2009.



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    Halloween

    FactbookHistory by Dr George . 381 reads.

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 50 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, Krasnaya, and The Sand Empire.

Tags: Feminist, Independent, LGBT, Large, Liberal, Offsite Forums, Serious, Social, and World Assembly.

Regional Power: Moderate

Philosophy 115 contains 73 nations, the 252nd most in the world.

Today's World Census Report

The Largest Governments in Philosophy 115

World Census agents lined up at public agencies around the world in order to study the extent of government in nations, taking into consideration economic output, social and cultural significance, and raw size.

As a region, Philosophy 115 is ranked 3,567th in the world for Largest Governments.

NationWA CategoryMotto
1.The Atheist Empire Ambassador of Superior IntelligenceDemocratic Socialists Ordinary Caring Intelligent World Citizens“Eternal Peace, Wealth and Progress by HIS Intelligence!”
2.The Tumbling Waves of Sunrise from the SeaLeft-wing Utopia Utopia“Ambassador from Nudist Dreamland.”
3.The State of TelganCivil Rights Lovefest Brave Progressives“Bread for all ... before cake for anybody.”
4.The Constitutional Monarchy of Kingdom of CambriaLeft-wing Utopia Utopia“Lorem Ipsum allof Brfs Triu Dipof Lort au Brtnki Sonx”
5.The Commonwealth of Central KadiganLeft-wing Utopia Utopia“We are free and happy; but poor as dirt!”
6.The Atypical Stoicism of XKI Emissary to Philosophy 115Left-wing Utopia Utopia“Stand to the Sea”
7.The Swirling Shining Splendor of Red Star of the WestDemocratic Socialists Ordinary Caring Intelligent World Citizens“Better Red than Dead”
8.The Allied States of Xandia SwiftCivil Rights Lovefest Brave Progressives“Sit Wonder Imagine Free-Think”
9.The Republic of ArchivumPsychotic Dictatorship Fascist Dictatorship“Humanity, forward!”
10.The Mostly Harmless State of DoowekalCompulsory Consumerist State Consumerist Wage Drones“That's Reasonably Clever -- Lucky!”
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Regional Happenings

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Philosophy 115 Regional Message Board

Southern Alberdale wrote:Sounds like a NationStates issue:

“We should wrap everything in sterile plastic!” Shouts your Minister of Public Sanitation...

'All that plastic waste!' groans your Minister of Landfills. 'How about we sterilise the remotes with ultraviolet light? My cousin sells these nifty machines...'

'Is our great nation still stuck in the stone age?' needles your Minister of Technology, flickering your office lights on and off with swipes on her tablet screen. 'Hotel guests can damn well use their own phones; just make all the hotel TVs compatible.'

'Each hotel guest would need a secure password to connect their device to their room's TV.' Your Minister of Tourism is on the brink of tearing out his hair. 'Those lazy concierges will just give every room the same login. Everyone will manipulate each others' devices all across corridors and multiple floors. Can you imagine the chaos? The complaints? The cancellations?! We need a government programme to gift every tourist their own smart phone / TV remote, with a nice logo and a bit of tasteful advertising installed. They'll be back next year, and the year after!'

'TVs? yawns your Minister of Introspection. 'Such a bore. Tourists come to our country to contemplate our landscape and read our philosophical essays. The populace hardly watches any of that crap either. People can listen to the news on the radio. Let's abolish all TVs.'

The Rose wrote:'All that plastic waste!' groans your Minister of Landfills. 'How about we sterilise the remotes with ultraviolet light? My cousin sells these nifty machines...'

'TVs? yawns your Minister of Introspection. 'Such a bore. Tourists come to our country to contemplate our landscape and read our philosophical essays. The populace hardly watches any of that crap either. People can listen to the news on the radio. Let's abolish all TVs.'

I select this one. I suspect the result would be a decrease in tourism and the economy but a gain in intelligence and environmental beauty.

The Rose wrote:'All that plastic waste!' groans your Minister of Landfills. 'How about we sterilise the remotes with ultraviolet light? My cousin sells these nifty machines...'

'Is our great nation still stuck in the stone age?' needles your Minister of Technology, flickering your office lights on and off with swipes on her tablet screen. 'Hotel guests can damn well use their own phones; just make all the hotel TVs compatible.'

'Each hotel guest would need a secure password to connect their device to their room's TV.' Your Minister of Tourism is on the brink of tearing out his hair. 'Those lazy concierges will just give every room the same login. Everyone will manipulate each others' devices all across corridors and multiple floors. Can you imagine the chaos? The complaints? The cancellations?! We need a government programme to gift every tourist their own smart phone / TV remote, with a nice logo and a bit of tasteful advertising installed. They'll be back next year, and the year after!'

'TVs? yawns your Minister of Introspection. 'Such a bore. Tourists come to our country to contemplate our landscape and read our philosophical essays. The populace hardly watches any of that crap either. People can listen to the news on the radio. Let's abolish all TVs.'

You should go for a nation states issues writer job. This made me laugh. :). Super.

I have been doing a few night shifts during COVID (always a joy, I tell ya...) which has (actual positive) given me a lot more time to go back and read some classic books, and a few new ones. Bonus. Paid to read is one of my all time favourite jobs.

Anyway, I wonder if anyone could recommend anything which was worth a good read. Either a book you wish you hadn't read so you could experience that same magic again reading it, or something which really challeneged your thinking. I am open to most books, ideally NOT fiction (unless it is something a little different).

Have you read the Ghost Map by Steven Johnson yet? Despite the evocative title, it is nonfiction and not about ghosts at all. From Amazon.com's blurb:

It's the summer of 1854, and London is just emerging as one of the first modern cities in the world. But lacking the infrastructure-garbage removal, clean water, sewers-necessary to support its rapidly expanding population, the city has become the perfect breeding ground for a terrifying disease no one knows how to cure. As the cholera outbreak takes hold, a physician and a local curate are spurred to action-and ultimately solve the most pressing medical riddle of their time.

In a triumph of multidisciplinary thinking, Johnson illuminates the intertwined histories of the spread of disease, the rise of cities, and the nature of scientific inquiry, offering both a riveting history and a powerful explanation of how it has shaped the world we live in.

May I be the first to congratulate Over Cartungiria on becoming the new WAD. May you create your own unique stamp on the role, and have a little fun experimenting.

Greetings Good People,

Please find the latest emissary report from XKI, covering regional events and happenings from August


10000 Islands Emissary Update

Date: August 2020
Population: 1503
Delegate Endorsements: 604
Forum: Linkhttp://10000islands.proboards.com/
Discord: Linkhttps://discord.gg/mw27pug

TITO Command

Has your region been invaded, or do you want to get in touch with TITO? If so, contact one of the following nations:
~Chief Executive: Markanite.
~Field Commander: Kanta Hame.
~Tactical Officers: Shy Guyia, Smugglers and Mercs (EF), THX1138, Controlitia.
~Executive Officers: Aschente, Hakketomat.

Government

As of this report's publication, the Government of 10000 Islands consists of:
~Chief Executive: Markanite
~WA Delegate: Kuriko
~Senior Senator for Blue Canaria North (Emissary Report): Grea Kriopia
~Senator for Lyonnesse East (Houses): Thedairos
~Senator for New Republica South (Debates and Discussions): Controlitia
~Senator for Himes West (RP): Wille-Harlia
~Minister of Labor: HumanSanity
~Minister of Immigration: THX1138
~Minister of Education: The Tasmanian Islands

Delegate Kuriko posted an official statement after recent incidents with our Discord. You can read it here.

Information about other government officials of 10000 Islands can be found Linkhere.

New Government Appointments

~ Senator Thedairos appointed Free Las Pinas to serve as their Deputy Senator for Lyonnesse East to help out with maintaining XKI Houses and hosting competitions.
~ As N-Day approaches in September, Haivon was hired to help coordinate N-Day efforts with The Potato Alliance on behalf of XKI.
~ In line with new legislation creating a Discord moderation team separate from XKI government, 10 new appointments were made to the new mod team. You can find the full list of members in the Ministry of Labor payroll.

Around the Islands

~ August's LinkFeatured Nation was Margaux, a prolific roleplayer who has also served in TITO, as a recruiter, and as Deputy Senator for Himes West. Keep up the good work!
~ XKI's first-ever LinkTacoVison, hosted by Hakketomat, was a resounding success, with over 20 participating nations, a Discord listening party, and a live vote count. HN67 proved his excellent music taste with his winning song entry LinkMoney Run Low by The Score. Congrats!
~ Minister of Immigration, THX1138, gave recruiters a chance to win tons of Tacos during the LinkTreasure Beach Summer Recruiter Event. Although the event was briefly interrupted for Accelerator maintenance, recruiters were eager to continue the race to draw in new nations, and the competition has been extended into September.
~ A multitude of fantastic flag designs were submitted for the LinkA Taco Archipelago Flag Contest, sponsored by Taco-Island-Charities. After much consideration, Islanders chose the entry by Free Las Pinas, making it A Taco Archipelago's official flag! Congratulations FLP and thank you to all who participated.
~ Additionally, Taco-Island-Charities is hosting a Short Story Contest on our forums with a taco prize! Find more info Linkhere.
~ The Cultural Office was hard at work this month, introducing two brand new events! First, they asked everyone to put on their thinking caps with a Weekly Riddle competition hosted gameside. They also gave Islander's a chance to share a laugh and snack on popcorn during XKI's first official Linkmovie night, watching Ferris Bueller's Day Off. Big thanks to the Cultural Office Staff for their amazing work!

Islander Achievements

We're trying out a new section for this report, dedicated to the individual achievements and efforts of XKI members. Don't forget to drop by and congratulate them on their success!

~ Blogotopia was ranked as the #6 Top Issue Player early in August. Little wonder, given that they're Number 1 in Welfare, Public Education, and Youth Rebelliousness, and are in the top 0.1% for an astounding 38 stats.
~ Not to be outdone Tzo was ranked as the #4 Top Issue Player in the same dispatch, being first in Intelligence, Culture, and Inclusiveness. They are also in the top 10 ranking for a grand total of 16 stats! Congrats to both of XKI's premier issue players! We hope to see you both continue to rise in the rankings.
~ Paffnia has been busily typing away with his latest issue draft Parking? Lots! Filled with humor and Paff's signature charm, the draft is shaping up nicely for submission. Here in XKI, we're keeping our fingers crossed for a quick publication!
~ Wischland was too humble to mention her own issue drafts when writing this section but she has at least two in the works, Spare a Couple Endorsements, Leader? and Of Wealth and Health, as well as one already submitted! Most definitely a promising career of issue writing in her future and fingers crossed on publishing!
~ Despite being just a few months old in NS, Free Las Pinas has already become an important figure in the realm of trading cards. With a deck valuation at an incredible 2553.78, FLP is already ranked in 100th place for International Artwork. As if that wasn't awesome enough, he's also been a boon to the region with his card mentorship and contributions to the LinkXKI Card Co-op. Thank you FLP, and keep up all the good work!

XKI Game-Side

A poll by THX1138 held this August made stomachs rumble, asking Islanders about their favorite type of pie as we approach the fall season.

The RMB just kept giving this August with these wonderful gems...

Dress in layers
Poker face
Wrong kind of celebration!
Don't jump the gun
Riddle has 6 letters
To CTE, or not to CTE
Hope you're at cat person
A little wisdom
Collective groaning
Gif me a break

WA Affairs

Going forward, you can catch the WA Affairs found in the vote tracker created by the 10KI WA Secretariat. This section will not be included in future editions.
page=dispatch/id=1281402

Meet A Nation Interview

This month we had the pleasure to sit down with a relatively new nation in XKI, Free Las Pinas, and chat about their work in the new XKI Cards Coop that launched recently within the region. Aside from within the Coop, FLP works assisting the XKI Casino, as Ambassador to Texas, and as Deputy Senator for Lyonnesse East.

GK: Thanks for doing this FLP, why do you talk about how you ended up in XKI?

FLP: Like everybody else, I began with founding my nation, which was pretty boring. I did everything most of us probably did. Once I was done with the issues and reading the new policies, I noticed I had a few telegrams. I read through a few and laughed, but what I really liked in particular was this one I got that mentioned me being “a hot commodity”. After reading the telegram in full, I decided to see what 10000 Islands was all about, and thought huh, white-sand beaches and blue-green waves? This region is perfect for me [my nation being an archipelago and all]! So I hit the join button and never looked back.

GK: Of course! Obviously you quickly got involved here, especially in cards, what/who got you into trading cards?

FLP: A few days after my founding, I created new puppets, because I got really bored of waiting hours to answer issues. I soon also applied for the Cultural Office Assistant position, and one thing led to another, I was handling about 50 nations, with half of them devoted to the Cultural Office. With that many nations, I quickly got involved more with cards and I began farming every single day.

GK: So, then what exactly do you do in your new role as a Cards Coop Administrator?

FLP: As of now, I handle the Co-op Mentorship program, wherein I assign members to a mentor and I also teach Co-op members who are new to card farming. I also help in processing recruits, and I’m soon going to handle our Shared Transfer Card System.

GK: Can you explain what the Cards Coop is for those who don't know?

FLP: The Co-op is XKI’s own cards-based organization that stockpiles legendary cards and cards of significant Islanders. We’re mostly based around cooperation, wherein we help each other build collections by allowing members to request any card on our Co-op farms.

GK: Overall, do you feel like the Cards Coop has boosted regional card activity?

FLP: Definitely! These few weeks, we’ve seen individual deck values nearly double or triple for some nations. I became the first Islander to reach 2000 DV on a single nation, then HS beat that record and broke 2500 DV, and now we have Constantinolia who broke 3000, 3500, and now, 4000 DV. Additionally, Megistos has decided to begin on their own NS Sports card collection, which is off to a good start with their massive hoarding of Vilita and Turori cards, wherein they have double the amount that even Vilita has!

GK: That's fantastic! I know the Coop has adopted a more community style of organization and contribution. How do you think the cooperative community model of the Coop impacts the way it functions?

FLP: This cooperative model allows us (the card farmers) to work more flexibly, and again, easily build up collections and contribute to the region. To expand on what I said earlier, Megistos wants to create an NSS card collection. However, it can be exhausting to farm on a hundred puppets every single day, which is where the Co-op comes in. We have a rule of not selling, gifting, or junking cards until 72 hours have passed. This is so our members have an adequate amount of time to look through the cards of other Co-op members and request any cards they'd need for their collection.

GK: Very interesting. Are there any goals for the XKI Cards Coop for the upcoming future?

FLP: One of our goals would be to create an efficient cooperative cards program for any resident of XKI. What I mean by this is that we'd want to give our members access to a huge supply of cards to build up their collections. It's important not only because it creates a community in itself, but also because of the potential incentive for new players looking to create a huge card collection or help out around the region. We've started off with the Mentorship program, wherein HS and I suggest scripts and give tips on how to farm more efficiently, how to transfer more bank, etc. How I see it, there's no big rush on this. While I know it'd be fun to host events and have some fun with our legendary cards stockpile, I'd prefer we take it slow. After all, if we party now, we'll have nothing left for later!

GK: Those sound like great goals, and definitely good long term planning for the future. To wrap things up on a lighter note, what's been your favorite lucky pull so far?

FLP: By far, it has to be when I pulled a Testlandia. It was one of the first legendary cards I pulled, and when I saw that huge spike in my deck value, I couldn't help but keep going!

Until next month, your XKI Update Staff is signing off - Grea Kriopia and Wischland
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Telgan wrote:May I be the first to congratulate Over Cartungiria on becoming the new WAD. May you create your own unique stamp on the role, and have a little fun experimenting.

We will miss you Telgan

Hail friends! Nuke Day is here once again and I reach out to you today to join the Horsemen of the Apocalypse! We won last year and plan to do it again!

Count down is here: page=news/2020/09/22/index.html

I welcome you to pin the Factbook to your WFE if you wanna join as a member region.


“We impose order on the chaos of faction evolution. You exist because we allow it, and you will end because we demand it.”
- The Stalker when asked the purpose of the Horsemen of the Apocalypse.

The non-aggression pact, the shameless megafaction, the backroom agreement, these are the tools of cowards and weaklings. True glory rests in the hands of those who succeed on their own merits. Strength is the only currency accepted by The Atom, and only the strong will prosper on N-Day. The Horsemen of the Apocalypse are the greatest faction in N-Day history, that is a simple fact, the highest score ever, the highest faction population ever, the most nukes ever, the most shields ever, the only faction to ever finish at #1 with no radiation, our accolades are limitless, our abilities are peerless. You all know who we are, and you know what we're about. If you wish to free yourself from the shackles placed upon you by bickering cowards and sycophants then seek us out. The ability to choose what is destroyed, when, and in what manner is the exclusive prerogative of the powerful, following the weak will only lead to you being counted among the vanquished.

RP aside, we dominated virtually unchallenged last time, and we're going to win again this time even if it requires us to actually try a little. If you want to be in the #1 faction then join us, accept no substitutes. As [v] herself said, 549 out of 574 Factions finished with a negative score, of the 25 positive scores one was us and the other 24 stayed positive solely because we couldn't be bothered to wreck them.

If you want to flex on all the other nerds that play this game join our Discord now and join our faction once the event starts.

LinkDiscord link: https://discord.gg/6gcjmmd

Join the Horsemen HERE!

LinkAnd I heard as it were the noise of thunder, One of the four beasts saying come and see and I saw, and behold...

The Count Down: page=news

It's time for round five my friends, The Horsemen of the Apocalypse ride once again.

Hell, Underworld, The Order of the Grey Wardens, Lily, Glass Gallows, Middle Earth, Hippy Haven, and bringers of the apocalypse reunite for round five.

For those not around last time and for those of us in need of a refresher please read over the NS News dispatch here; page=dispatch/id=874170

Simple Version.
1. Join faction to start building production
2. Spend Production on missiles or shields
3. Use missile to strike foes for points, use shields to stop incoming missiles
4. Read ^ dispatch, V read the Plan.
5. Be on the Discord! >>> LinkHERE! <<<

The Plan
This year we show no mercy. Join us and you will be free to attack whomever you wish, we have only targets and make no non-aggression pacts.

Join us on the Linkdiscord for organization hits, or pick your own targets on your own.

Stick to your specialty, if you're military build nukes, if you're strategic build shields. If you're economic do whatever you please. Whatever your specialization be ready to fight at the start, who knows how many losers from last year will try and fail to get revenge on us early.

Altmoras is the Lord of War, leader of the Horsemen, follow his orders.

Like last time we work from the shadows again. We don't start fights or hit randomly, we won't draw blood, we will slaughter them all at once. We will focus on small or inactive groups. We will avoid taking strikes and create truces.

Best way to avoid becoming a repeated target will be to keep our defense strong, if they can't land a strike on us, and we don't attack them, they will move on. While we'll focus on earning points.

I wanna encourage folks to have a 40% offense, 60% defense slant on production. Particularly at the start of the game and while people are more active. At the start we will see a lot of attacks coming in from everywhere, so have your defenses ready. Remember it is better to stop the first attack to discourage future attacks, strikes only get easier later on.

All of this will be organized through our discord.

Altmoras is the Lord of War, leader of the Horsemen, follow his orders.

FAQ
How many nations to use?

Short answer, as many as you can manage, and in relationship to the time you plan to put in.

Everyone should use at least one nation, if you plan to put in the time and effort use a few more. Remember you build resource/"production" only when the nation is in the Faction. Allowing you to buy shields and missiles, more nations means more you can build up, have one nation just for defense, one for missiles, etc.

However more nations also means more targets for our foes to target! So you gotta pull the weight of the nations you use. Lots of inactive targets is bad, what we want is the right amount of active folks making best use of the max production they can handle.

Does this affect my nations stats??

No! There are no long term repercussions.

Horsemen Scores of prior N-Days
N-Day I: We made it into 30th for top strike, our offense was on point. However we didn't have nearly enough defense, we also attacked indiscriminately, started fights, and got mass attacked by everyone in return.
Member Regions: Hell, Underworld, Glass Gallows, Middle Earth, Hippy Haven, and bringers of the apocalypse.

N-Day II: We made it into 12th place with 12,606 strikes, and only taking 5,827 hits.
Member Regions: Hell, Underworld, Glass Gallows, Middle Earth, Hippy Haven, and bringers of the apocalypse.

N-Day III: We rocked the house taking 2nd place thanks to the tireless work of Altmoras, with 67,539 strikes, and only taking a mere 39 hits.
Member Regions: Hell, Underworld, Glass Gallows, Middle Earth, Hippy Haven, Citadel of Ricks, and bringers of the apocalypse.

N-Day IV: We won. We came in 1st. 332,564 strikes and not a single hit landed on us. We are the Kings of the Apocalypse!! Great work to all involved, special thanks to organizer and leader of the Horsemen Altmoras!
Member Regions: Hell, Underworld, Glass Gallows, Middle Earth, Hippy Haven, Citadel of Ricks, The Order of the Grey Wardens, Lily, and bringers of the apocalypse.

And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts
And I looked and behold, a pale horse
And his name that sat on him was Death
And Hell followed with him.

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Join us!

Discord link: https://discord.gg/6gcjmmd

Oh god, just noticed I just become the delegate, not sure how tho.

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