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Mzeusia wrote:Thanks.
Disputed territories? Are they disputed by the patriarchy?

No, mostly because of the second part. What normal country would have something like Lesbian Femdom in their names? :p

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Belly flop wrote:Please endorse me for your own good the current attorney general is evil

Do you know who that is?

Lesbian Femdom wrote:No, mostly because of the second part. What normal country would have something like Lesbian Femdom in their names? :p

Oh, I see. Thanks, and help your self to some TNP rum.

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I’m back... again

Stone Ira wrote:I’m back... again

Welcome back!

Lanorth wrote:Welcome back!

How have you been

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Belly flop wrote:-snap-

Do not use capital letters like that.

Belly flop using caps lock on an entire message is spam. Stop it.

Stone Ira wrote:How have you been

I am good, looking forward to being unbanned from SR. I have over sixty things planned for SR that I have jotted down since I was banned. My cold is finally clearing and it was the warmest temperature it has been in Scotland (where I am currently) in all of 2019! I was sunbathing today...

Belly flop wrote:snip for caps spam

We're supposed to endorse you, but you just lost mine.

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My email's jacked up so I can't even join the WA. Would love to though :P

Pixelated Cookie wrote:My email's jacked up so I can't even join the WA. Would love to though :P

Yay! Make sure to become a Keeper of the North as well to boost regional security.

Belly flop wrote:-snip-

What would you know about the attorney general(s) of TNP? You have only been on NationStates a day.

Lanorth wrote:What would you know about the attorney general(s) of TNP? You have only been on NationStates a day.

He justified it in a tg to me about how he got advice from Marty Walsh and Suffolk Dan Conley.

Crikey I can wait for Thursday me and me family are off to Alton towers

THE FEDERATION OF TRIKADIA:

Trikadia is a union of partially self-governing states under a central federal government.

The source of governmental power is...

Liberal democracy is a liberal political ideology and a form of government in which representative democracy operates under the principles of classical liberalism. It is characterised by elections between multiple distinct political parties, a separation of powers into different branches of government, the rule of law in everyday life as part of an open society, a market economy with private property and the equal protection of human rights, civil rights, civil liberties and political freedoms for all people. To define the system in practice, liberal democracies often draw upon a constitution, either formally written or uncodified, to delineate the powers of government and enshrine the social contract.

The economic system is a...

A mixed economy is variously defined as an economic system blending elements of market economies with elements of planned economies, free markets with state interventionism, or private enterprise with public enterprise. The version of a mixed economy used by the Federation of Trikadia is a mixture of markets with state interventionism, a capitalist market economy with strong regulatory oversight, interventionist policies and governmental provision of public services. This is done to maintain stability, prevent individual economic actors from making shortcut business decisions that cause excessive environmental pollution, and to stop the formation of monopolies. Multiple types of regulation exist in the regulated market, including controls, oversights, anti-discrimination, environmental protection, taxation, and labor laws.

A major aspect of Trikadian society is the...

The nation's Code of Laws are organized into a common law system, meaning that across every state of the Federation the laws are developed by the decisions of judges in court. Common law system is a process in which a proposition descriptive of the first case is made into the rule of law and then applied to a similar situation (system of precedents). The role of the judiciary is to interpret the law and say what the law is, through deductive and inductive methodology. There are 3 steps of judicial reasoning:

  • 1) announce a rule designed from material facts of the first case

  • 2) recognize similarity between cases

  • 3) apply the rule to the second case

Common law allows a judge to be the primary lawmaker, and previously decided case to be his primary source of law.

In Trikadian society, among the intellectual elite who purportedly revere the wisdom of The Arcane Truths, there is a philosophical series of principles which represent the ancient accumulated learning of enlightened thinkers from the distant past. These principles are expounded upon in a philosophical book known as...

THE KYBALION
is a book published by someone(s) under the pseudonym “the Three Initiates.” It’s based on the teachings of a revered sage of the past – Hermes Trismegistus. The name translates to “thrice greatest;” referring to his mastery over the 3 planes of existence, as explained in hermetic philosophy – the physical, mental and spiritual.

Each chapter in The Kybalion is devoted to each of its seven principles or axioms that are considered universal laws. This school of thinking goes back thousands of years to the past. Let’s be honest, people were different and culture has changed but the world in its core has still stayed mostly the same.

The 7 hermetic principles can be applied to a modern day scenario quite well. You just have to read it with an open mind and be willing to understand the core essence of its axioms from a universal point of view.


THE 7 HERMETIC PRINCIPLES
“The vice of the soul is ignorance. The virtue of soul is knowledge; for one who knows is good and reverant and already divine.” – Hermes Trismegistus

Hermetic means “secret,” “esoteric” or “occult.” It refers to knowledge that’s in correspondence with the conduct of the Universe. Someone who understands these laws is wise and can use them to master all of the 3 planes of existence. In an everyday setting, these principles can help you come to terms with some of the fundamental aspects of the world and apply that to your life.

The book is said to appear in your life when the time is right and you’re ready to receive its teachings. If you want to truly understand the principles and apply them in the present, then you have to read it as if it was written in the 21st century – that is, from the perspective of the current day and age.



There are 7 principles in total, which are all interconnected with each other.

  • The Principle of Mentalism

  • The Principle of Correspondence

  • The Principle of Vibration

  • The Principle of Polarity

  • The Principle of Rhythm

  • The Principle of Causality

  • The Principle of Gender

Let’s now go through all of them in closer detail.


THE PRINCIPLE OF MENTALISM

The all is mind; the universe is mental.”

Everything that exists is spirit. Matter is just densified spirit. Spirit is just refined matter. All is just energy. The ALL – the substantial reality underlying all the outward manifestations and appearances which we know under the Universe – is spirit. It’s undefinable but considered as a universal living mind.

“All is mind” embodies the idea that everything that happens has to be the result of a mental state that proceeds it. When you think about it in a common-sensical way, then it’s simply about creating things twice – that is, first having a thought or a design in your head, and then manifesting it into its actual physical form in reality.


THE PRINCIPLE OF CORRESPONDENCE

“As Above, So Below; As Within, So Without; As the Universe, So the Soul…”

This phrase is very common in Hermetic philosophy. It basically means that everything – all of the planes of existence – are connected and in correspondence. The macrocosm is found in the microcosm and vice versa – solar systems, societies and life on the planet reflects the same thing on the cellular and atomic level.

What this law means in an everyday setting is that whatever we do on the micro level so will we do on the macro level. Even the tiniest of habits influence the grand scheme of our behavior. As we do anything, so will we do everything. If you slack off in one area of your life, the others will also suffer.

Even more, the outer world is a reflection of our inner world. The thoughts and images we hold in our consciousness begin to subconsciously manifest themselves in our external circumstances. The mind takes everything as it is – it doesn’t distinguish the substantial from the real and begins to re-create exactly that which we focus on the most.


THE PRINCIPLE OF VIBRATION
"Nothing rests; Everything moves; Everything vibrates."

This principle says that everything – starting from the largest of matter down to tiniest of particles – is at different degrees of vibration. Modern science can endorse that every atom and molecule is vibrating at certain motion, speed and frequency. The combination of this energy determines the physical or substantial form of any given object. Even something that seems to be still, for example a chair, is actually in a state of motion. Its electrons are still moving around and there is even space between them. Nothing is at rest.

The practical application to this is described as “mental transmutation” – change your mental state and you change your vibration. This is done by the power of Will – by deliberately concentrating on a more desirable state of mind. Whatever you focus on most in life grows. What’s more, because the Universe is mental and governed by the law of correspondence, changing your own mode of being influences the rest of the Universe as well.


THE PRINCIPLE OF POLARITY
"Everything is dual; Everything has poles;…"

…Everything has its pair of opposites; Like and unlike are the same; Opposites are identical in nature, but different in degree; Extremes meet; All truths, are but half-truths; All paradoxes may be reconciled.

Polarity means that the extreme opposites are actually the different degrees of the same thing. Take temperature for an example – heat and cold aren’t distinct entities or phenomenon but the same thing. Their only difference lies in the matter of degree.

This same principle can also be found on the mental plane. Love and hate; fear and courage; greed and compassion are all but the varying degrees of the same thing. The difference between them gets determined by the law of vibration. Some emotions vibrate on a higher level whereas others on a lower.


THE PRINCIPLE OF RHYTHM
"Everything flows, out and in; Everything has its tides; All things rise and fall;…"

…The pendulum swing manifests in everything; The measure of the swing to the right is the measure of the swing to the left; Rhythm compensates.

This principle explains that there is rhythm between every pair of opposites or poles. Rhythm is the force that enables transition from one pole to another. After every success there will eventually be some failures. For every action there is an opposite and equal reaction.

Remembering the law of rhythm is very important for your state of happiness and well-being. If you’re used to living in abundance constantly, then times of scarcity will have a much greater impact on you than on someone who hasn’t been as well off. Keep in mind that sh#t will hit the fan sooner or later. Using negative visualization and anti-positive thinking can help you prepare for that.

The key to not being negatively influenced by the harsh pendulum swing is to not get attached to anything in life and not base your happiness on external objects, people or circumstances that lie outside of your control. Most people can’t even control their own emotions and are riding the ups and downs of a roller coaster all day. You should strive towards a state of consciousness that’s indifferent, blissful and non-attached despite the conditions you may find yourself in.


THE PRINCIPLE OF CAUSE AND EFFECT
"Every cause has its effect; Every effect has its cause;…"

…Everything happens according to law. Chance is but a name for law not recognized. There are many planes of causation, but nothing escapes the law.

There is no such thing as chance – chance is just a term we use when the exact causes of certain effects are not recognized or perceived. Every cause has its effect and there’s an underlying law that makes it happen. If you understand the consequences of your actions, then you can choose what actions you’re going to take. You can choose what actions to take, but, in so doing, you also choose the consequences that follow.

In principal, be the cause not the effect. Be proactive – act, or be acted upon. Being the cause means that you are the master, instead of the victim. This is the law of polarity. Change your polarity with the power of your mind and free will.


THE PRINCIPLE OF GENDER

"Gender is in everything; Everything has its masculine and feminine principles;…"

…Gender manifests on all planes.

Gender is manifested in everything. There are polar opposites – the yin and yang. Every person has a biological sex with a male of female physical body. However, psychologically, both qualities exist simultaneously in everyone. The same principle can be found in other things as well – even the brain has a left and right hemisphere that corresponds with respectful gender traits.

Gender is manifested as masculine and feminine principles alike across all planes.

  • The Masculine principle is in the direction of giving out and expanding. Masculinity embodies yang energy – the Sun and its flames that scorches the Earth but at the same time gives life to it. It’s the Will – the desire to achieve something and to take the necessary action.

  • The Feminine principle is directed towards receiving and absorbing. Femininity embodies yin energy – the Moon and the flow of water that restores and sooths the burning warrior. This is the trait of creativity, spontaneity, feeling and imagination.

“It is said that there must be a balance in these two forces. Without the Feminine, the Masculine is apt to act without restraint, order, or reason, resulting in chaos. The Feminine alone, on the other hand, is apt to constantly reflect and fail to actually do anything, resulting in stagnation. With both the Masculine and Feminine working in conjunction, there is thoughtful action that breeds success, which points out that both the Feminine and the Masculine fulfill each other”



LAWS & POLICIES OF THE FEDERATION:
  • Employer vs. Unions Act 16: According to EUA-16, the Federal government favors employers over labor unions.

  • Martial Arts & Self-Defense Act 20: According to MASDA-20, Federation schools host martial arts programs to teach citizens proper means of self-defense.

  • Free Speech Act 22: According to FSA-22, the tenant of free speech is held dear in Trikadia.

  • Human Cloning Research Act 25: HCRA-25 states that the Federation will provide research grants to scientists studying the field of human cloning.

  • Euthanasia Act 28: According to EA-28, euthanasia is illegal in the Federation of Trikadia.

  • Scandals in Office Act 39: According to SOA-39, government officials are held to the highest standard of morality. Misbehaving government officials are fired from their jobs if they are discovered to be involved in immoral / illegal activities.

  • Torture Act 44: TA-44 states that torture, sometimes known as "enhanced interrogation techniques", is illegal in the Federation of Trikadia.

  • Maternity Leave Act 174: MLA-174 states that women can have up to six months paid maternity leave from work, and the government shall pay those costs in lost revenue back to the companies in question.

  • Biodegradable Plastics Act 261: BPA-261 states that plastics manufacturing companies that sell plastic bags can only sell biodegradable plastic bags in Trikadia.

  • Criminal Rehabilitation Act 311: CRA-311 states that the prisons of Trikadia are to have counsellors and sensei to guide prisoners to a better path of penance and good works.

  • Anti-Terrorist Act 423: According to ATA-423, known religious extremist citizens of Trikadia that have fought in foreign wars, using terrorist methodology and training, are subject to increased scrutiny upon returning home to Trikadia.

  • Trikadian Beekeeping Act 441: According to TBA-441, the government works to support Trikadia's honeybee populations and keeps them healthy, assisting beekeepers and their operations through subsidies. Trikadia farms honeybees and their honey on large scales, with the intention to assist agriculture and the environment.

  • Monster Hunters' Guild Act 536: According to MHGA-536, the Trikadian government recognizes and sanctions "monster hunter" guilds in the country.

  • Public Funds Fairness Act 551: According to PFFA-551, the government will not divert the tax money of the general public to fund the private family interests of government leaders and public officials.

  • Theme Park Safety Act 585: According to TPSA-585, entertainment theme parks are required to receive government health and safety inspectors on a regular basis.

  • Youth Counseling Act 616: YCA-616 states that health centers catering to troubled families should exist, where patients can voluntarily receive therapy and counseling to assuage misery and confusion, and offer solace and comfort. The health center services are targeted at helping young men and women get through conversion therapy.

  • Pharmaceuticals Act 771: PA-771 states that government pharmaceutical services are not permitted to charge unreasonable amounts of money for the sale of drugs to Trikadian drug patients.

  • Telecommuting Act 782: TCA-782 states that to reduce traffic congestion on national roads, the government will subsidize remote working.

  • Political Misconduct Act 799: PMA-799 states that politicians are to be fired from their job if they participate in immoral reprobate/degenerate activities.

  • Judicial Security Act 873: JSA-873 states that in the proceedings of court cases in the Federation's judicial system, round-the-clock security will be provided to witnesses, jurors, lawyers, and judges to ensure the integrity and safety of every case.

  • Foreign Diplomacy Act 915: According to FDA-915, it is befitting of Trikadian leaders and diplomats whom are interacting with foreign state officials to remain cool-headed and seek de-escalation of perceived provocations. The "diplomatic solution" should be first on the agenda.

  • Weather Safety Alert Act 974: WSAA-971 states that people will be sent official weather alerts through their phones.

  • Exorcist Certification Act 976: According to ECA-976, the practice of exorcism to remove evil spirits from the body is a Trikadian tradition that will be taught in a widespread capacity.

  • Passport Biometrics Act 1020: PBA-1020 states that Trikadian passports contain the bio-metric data of citizens, for the purposes of discouraging passport theft, solving crimes, and gathering census data.

  • Sewer Expansion Act 1030: SEA-1030 states that to accommodate the growing population of Trikadia, a modernization program of the nation's sewer systems is put in place. Periodic additions and overhauls of the sewers and pipes take place to ensure the reliability of the Trikadian sewer system.

  • Public Light Display Act 1140: PLDA-1140 states that military grade lasers and excessively bright strobe lights are banned from being sold to the general public.

  • Pharmaceuticals Act 1153: PA-1153 states that the pharmaceuticals industry in Trikadia is nationalized under government control. Drugs are researched, designed, manufactured, distributed, and sold by the Federal government.

  • National Assembly Chamber Act 1163: NACA-1163 states that the architectural interior arrangement of the governmental national assembly chambers will resemble the shape of the classical semi-circle, with an emphasis on non-fixed seating placing parliament members of different backgrounds next to one another.



  • "Every nation lives by exchanging." –Adam Smith

  • "A strong economy begins with a strong, well-educated workforce." –Bill Owens

  • "It is equally important to have a happy and engaged workforce as it is to have a profitable bottom line." –Vern Dosch

  • "Politics is the art of the possible, the attainable - the art of the next best." –Otto von Bismarck

  • "Divide and rule, a sound motto. Unite and lead, a better one." –Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  • "Invincibility lies in the defense; the possibility of victory in the attack." –Sun Tzu

  • "Defense is superior to opulence." –Adam Smith

  • "The taxpayer - that's someone who works for the federal government but doesn't have to take the civil service examination." –Ronald Reagan

  • "The day we stop exploring is the day we commit ourselves to live in a stagnant world, devoid of curiosity, empty of dreams." –Neil deGrasse Tyson

  • "You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is like an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty." –Mahatma Gandhi

  • "A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age." –Robert Frost

  • "In diplomacy there are two kinds of problems: small ones and large ones. The small ones will go away by themselves, and the large ones you will not be able to do anything about." –Patrick McGuinness

  • "A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools." –Douglas Adams

  • "Human nature, as manifested in tribalism and nationalism, provides the momentum of the machinery of human evolution." –Arthur Keith

  • "It's the Industrial Revolution and the growth of urban concentrations that led to a sense of anonymity." –Vint Cerf

  • "The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries." –Winston Churchill

  • "Always try to rub up against money, for if you rub against money long enough, some of it may rub off on you." –Damon Runyon

  • "A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots." –Marcus Garvey

  • "If winning isn't everything, why do they keep score?" –Vince Lombardi



Hail Trikadia, happy land!
Hail, ye heroes, blade in hand,
Who fought and bled in freedom's cause,
Who fought and bled in freedom's cause,
And when the storm of war was gone
Enjoy'd the peace your valor won.
Let independence be our boast,
Ever mindful what it cost;
Ever grateful for the prize,
Let its altar reach the skies.

Firm, united let us be,
Rallying round our liberty,
As a band of brothers joined,
Peace and safety we shall find.

Immortal patriots, rise once more,
Defend your rights, defend your shore!
Let no rude foe, with impious hand,
Let no rude foe, with impious hand,
Invade the shrine where sacred lies
Of toil and blood, the well-earned prize,
While off'ring peace, sincere and just,
In Heaven's we place a manly trust,
That truth and justice will prevail,
And every scheme of bondage fail.

Firm, united let us be,
Rallying round our liberty,
As a band of brothers joined,
Peace and safety we shall find.

Sound, sound the trump of fame,
Let liberty's great name
Ring through the world with loud applause,
Ring through the world with loud applause,
Let ev'ry clime to freedom dear,
Listen with a joyful ear,
With equal skill, with God-like pow'r
It emboldens in the fearful hour
Of horrid war, or guides with ease
The happier times of honest peace.

Behold the chief who now commands,
Once more to serve his country stands.
The rock on which the storm will break,
The rock on which the storm will break,
But armed in virtue, firm, and true,
His hopes are fixed on Heav'n and you.
When hope was sinking in dismay,
When glooms obscured Trikadia's day,
His steady mind, from changes free,
Resolved on death or liberty.

Firm, united let us be,
Rallying round our liberty,
As a band of brothers joined,
Peace and safety we shall find.

Read factbook

Work-in-progress starting factbook of Trikadia.

Bormiar wrote:Yay! Make sure to become a Keeper of the North as well to boost regional security.

I’ll be sure to in 247 days!!!

Ahurr wrote:Naw, man! You don't see the benefits of your people having free speech! If you give them the freedom to speak, control the press, you can get away with anything, and your people won't be cynical enough to notice! Plus, all of your conservative politicians will be proud!

then show it to me and I will believe it

Bormiar wrote:He justified it in a tg to me about how he got advice from Marty Walsh and Suffolk Dan Conley.

Well, Belly flop, away and boil yer heed! (Away and boil your head; Scottish insult).

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