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by The Confederacy of Kawastyselir. . 529 reads.

Forest's Research & Statistics Grove


Forest's Collection of Research & Statistics
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This dispatch lodges Forest's main research articles and historical records, such as the Errinundera Factbook, Cultural Heritage Register, Cabinets of Forest, and Ecological Footprint Report of 2020. In addition, the most up-to-date statistical records on Ransium's Greenness Index, the List of Exceptionally Green Nations, and each N- and Z-Day performance are featured here as well.

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Forest Cultural Heritage Register
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One of Forest’s greatest strengths is its sense of shared identity – the idea that each of us not only values the company of other Forestians but also relishes the opportunity to discover and engage with the unique cultures of those around us. The entries below are a testament to that ideal and, as such, they are not only a source of inspiration and creativity but also of regional pride. Each entry listed here is irreplaceable; each represents a piece of Forest’s collective heritage, and each is worthy of regional recognition and celebration. The Forest Cultural Heritage Register, then, is a place where we can come together to learn about and enjoy the distinctive cultures of our fellow Forestians. A handy guide for Forest nations wishing to write a submission to the Register can be found here.

Yours forestly,
Terrabod and Kawastyselir

The Cothon of Cothon City
Nation: Middle Barael
Category: Material
Description:
The Cothon is the main harbor of Cothon City, the largest and oldest major city in Middle Barael. A Cothon was a type of artificial harbor built by the ancient Phoenicians. They consisted of a rectangular passageway leading into a large, round harbor lined with buildings and stalls. The Cothon was the center of commerce and trade within the Phoenician colonies. The most famous Cothon was located in Carthage, and even today you can easily make out the round harbor in its ruins.

The Cothon of Cothon City, however, is different for a number of reasons. Firstly, it is the only Cothon in the world still in use today, and it is the main port of Cothon City even today. Secondly, the “round part” of the Cothon is not actually shaped like a circle; it is shaped like an onion, which some theorize has led to the abundance of onion-shaped arches and onion domes in parts of the city.

The Cothon is the center of life in Cothon City, even giving the city its name. The Cothon was built by the Phoenicians, the first settlers on the island, around 2,950 years ago, and it has continued to exist throughout the Greek, Ottoman, and Modern eras. These three communities, the Phoenicians, Greeks and Ottomans, each made their mark on both the city and its Cothon, and all are heavily influential in the city. At the front of the Cothon is the Grand Pavilion, a palatial gateway built roughly 140 years ago to honor the history of Cothon City. The Cothon is surrounded by ancient buildings that are still used today, as well as business, market stalls, homes, and shipping businesses. The Cothon is a living testament to the history of Cothon City, as it is ancient yet still lively today.

The Dual Castle, Lunaja-Solare
Nation: Lura
Category: Material
Description:
The Dual Castle is the residence of the Luran royal family and has been since the first Luran royals made it the official royal residence shortly after the unification of the predecessor monarchies of Rijenȷ́a and Tajela. The Dual Castle is located in the Luran capital city Lunaja-Solare on an island in the River Alane. The river at one time formed the border between the two nations and, as such, the island was heavily disputed. The dispute encouraged both nations to build opulent forts to exert their claim over the island, and each was constructed with the respective nation’s signature architectural style and national colour: white stone for Rijenȷ́a and black stone for Tajela. When Lura was formed from the union of Rijenȷ́a and Tajela it was decided that the royal residency be built on the now formerly disputed island, not far from the new capital cities Lunaja and Solare, to encourage them to grow into one another. The castle design would involve renovating the forts into buildings fit for royals and connecting them with a neutral, grey stone building segment to avoid clashing with either the white, art nouveau-like Rijenȷ́an fort or the black, gothic-like Tajelan fort.

Over the next few hundred years, the new castle, known as the Dual Castle, gained notability for the asymmetry of its architecture and colour, as well as the beautiful, well-maintained garden outside. The equilibrium between the two architectural styles and complimentary garden has made the Dual Castle highly recognisable and it is often thought of as the perfect representation of Luran culture, beyond merely housing the Head of State.

The Festival of Ir’aedimikeda
Nation: Kawastyselir
Category: Intangible
Description:
Born as an idea of political and cultural inspiration, Ir’aedimikeda is nationally celebrated each year on the anniversary of the Great Peace Accord. The word derives from the ancient Jükerg language and native to the oldest surviving people of Kawastyselir, the Jüka hunter-gatherers. It translates literally to mean “the celebration of equality and life.”

The idea of Ir’aedimikeda as the premier democratic value in Kawan life was essential to each of the eight tribe’s relationship with one another. It was long-fought to achieve and hard-fought to maintain. But after a short civil war between seven of the tribes and the Intasians, the victorious tribes assembled to establish The Great Peace Accord. This pledge would later form the modern confederacy now known as Kawastyselir. Thus, to honor this momentous period in Kawan history, a nationwide festival is organized annually to celebrate the diversity, equality, and life of each tribe and their people.

The festival starts at midnight on the anniversary of the GPA and continues for ten days. The first day, known as “Discord,” is a day of retrospection on past wrongs, where fireworks competitions and theater reenactments of the civil war endure into the night. The next eight days exhibit celebrations for the eight tribes (one on each day); Sargoa, Jüka, Tai, Rereä, Dusia, Keduca, Jiofo and Intasia; and include a nationwide assortment of gatherings for dances, music, rituals, and feasts. The final day, known as “Accord,” is the conclusive celebration for the union of Kawastyselir. A pilgrimage is made by most Kawans to the capital city of Waysir, where a day-long civilian procession is lead up to the Capitol Yurt and motivational speeches are given by each of the tribal leaders.

Otter's Head Caves
Nation: Garbelia
Category: Natural
Description:
Located in the heart of the Garbelery countryside, the Otter's Head Caves are a series of twenty-five caverns, twelve of which are underwater and thirteen of which are dry, connected by underground rivers. Accessible only by swimming to the bottom of a lagoon, the caves are famous in Garbelia for the way that an ethereal green light from an unknown source illuminates them, creating a mystery that scientists ponder to this day.

The Otter’s Head Caves were largely unknown for most of the island nation's past, but they were brought to prominence when Garbelia was “colonised” by the Dutch. Most otters and natives were killed by the colonisers; however, a small band of surviving natives, led by an otter who lived in the lagoon and was one of a select few who knew of the caves’ existence, were led to the caves to escape the brutal massacre. They lived there for several centuries, developing a way of sailing the narrow waters and slowly rekindling the native Garbelery population, before emerging around eight generations later to reclaim the country which had since become a peaceful Dutch colony.

In modern times, the cave system has been used as the model for standard-issue nuclear bunkers and is frequently visited by patriotic Garbeli wishing to learn of the country's formative years.

Piscado, Katani
Nation: The arxipelag de les olives
Category: Material
Description:
The Olive Archipelago has always kept its people well-fed; the national government carefully monitors the agricultural and food service sectors, frequently granting tax credits and subsidies for restaurant growth. In general, the restaurant industry fares very well with 80% of small business restaurants across the nation keeping their doors open and being able to feed their customers. One restaurant, in particular, is often frequented by members of the government and specifically the Monarchy themselves. That restaurant is Piscado, in the capital city Katani.

Piscado, a Catalan-Sicilian fusion restaurant, opened its doors sixty years ago with Francesco Cutò as the head chef and his wife Marina as sous chef. The two of them originally served street food a few steps away from their home and on one unusual occasion were in the right place at the right time. A hungry King Umberto, who happened to be passing by, asked the two to cook him a meal, so they prepared a fish stew with saffron couscous. After waiting an hour, all the while gorging on garlic bread, the King devoured the delicious and quickly-prepared dish. He enjoyed it so much that he spontaneously offered the couple ownership of a restaurant in one of the city’s finest locations, overlooking the lake and the urban skyline. The Cutòs eventually passed ownership of the restaurant down to their grandchildren who continue running it to this day and have perfected their grandparents’ iconic recipes.

Citizens flock from all over the kingdom to try that same fish stew on the anniversary of Piscado’s founding; the restaurant even calls the dish Umberto in honour of the King’s generosity. Aside from the unique story of the restaurant’s founding, Piscado is famous for bringing together dishes from all over the nation and creating a unifying atmosphere that attracts customers from across the kingdom. The wine list is also not something to pass up as waitstaff are highly trained to advise on all kinds of pairings that complement the variety of food served.

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The Cabinets of Forest
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Throughout Forest’s history, several nations have stepped forward to serve as Regional Officers; diligently, decisively, and deciduously crafting ways to grow the region into the formidable powerhouse it has become today. This document details each officer, their term length, and their role since the inception of the Constitution on January 12, 2016. The chief executive of each cabinet, the Forest Keeper, is highlighted in green text.

1st Cabinet

Regional Officer

Office

Government

Deputy

Jan. 2016 — Oct. 2016

Errinundera

Founder

Cool Temperate Rainforests

Jan. 2016 — Oct. 2016

Ransium

WA Delegate & Forest Keeper

United Mangrove Archipelago

Jan. 2016 — Oct. 2016

Mozworld

Recruitment Coordinator & Historian

Eco-Republic

Jan. 2016 — May 2016

Gil Zardon

Foreign Minister

Holy Land

May 2016 — July 2016

Oecos

Foreign Minister

Federal Republic

Jan. 2016 — June 2016

Santa Joanna

Research Officer

Sacred Commonwealth

June 2016 — Oct. 2016

Doxovia

Research Officer

Commonwealth

Jan. 2016 — Oct. 2016

Frieden-und Freudenland

Publicist

Holy Green Empire

Jan. 2016 — Oct. 2016

Bruination

Cartographer

Brown Bear Republic

2nd Cabinet

Regional Officer

Office

Government

Deputy

Oct. 2016 — Feb. 2017

Errinundera

Founder

Cool Temperate Rainforests

Oct. 2016 — Feb. 2017

Ransium

WA Delegate & Forest Keeper

United Mangrove Archipelago

Communal Ecotopia

Oct. 2016 — Feb. 2017

Mozworld

Recruitment/Historian

Eco-Republic

Oct. 2016 — Feb. 2017

Frieden-und Freudenland

Culture

Democratic Island Federation

Oct. 2016 — Dec. 2016

Bruination

Cartographer

Brown Bear Republic

Oct. 2016 — Feb. 2017

Montmorencia

Transition Team Leader, & Minister for Statistics & Research

Nation

Nov. 2016 — Feb. 2017

Mount Seymour

Foreign Affairs & Cartography

Pacific Alpine Commonwealth

Nov. 2016 — Feb. 2017

Caracasus

Minister for Roleplay

United Socialist States

3rd Cabinet

Regional Officer

Office

Government

Deputy

Feb. 2017 — Sept. 2017

Errinundera

Founder

Cool Temperate Rainforests

Feb. 2017 — Sept. 2017

Ransium

WA Delegate

United Mangrove Archipelago

Feb. 2017 — Sept. 2017

Mount Seymour

Forest Keeper

Pacific Alpine Commonwealth

Feb. 2017 — Sept. 2017

Frieden-und Freudenland

Culture Minister

Democratic Island Federation

Feb. 2017 — Sept. 2017

Mozworld

Recruitment Minister & Regional Historian

Eco-Republic

Feb. 2017 — Sept. 2017

Montmorencia

Statistics & Research Minister, & Foreign Minister

Kingdom

July 2017 — Sept. 2017

Uan aa Boa

Foreign Minister

Postcolonial Vegan Militancy

Feb. 2017 — Sept. 2017

Caracasus

Roleplay Minister

United Socialist States

4th Cabinet

Regional Officer

Office

Government

Deputy

Sept. 2017 — May 2018

Errinundera

Founder

Cool Temperate Rainforests

Sept. 2017 — May 2018

Ransium

WA Delegate

United Mangrove Archipelago

Sept. 2017 — May 2018

Palos Heights

Forest Keeper

Unified Bison Herd

Sept. 2017 — Mar. 2018

Uan aa Boa

Minister of Foreign Affairs

Postcolonial Vegan Militancy

Mar. 2018 — May 2018

Ruinenlust

Minister of Foreign Affairs

Ancient Abandoned Lands

Sept. 2017 — May 2018

Mozworld

Minister for Recruitment & History

Eco-Republic

Sept. 2017 — May 2018

Caracasus

Minister of Roleplay

United Socialist States

Sept. 2017 — Oct. 2017, Jan. 2018 — Apr. 2018

Montmorencia

Statistics & Research Minister, & Minister of Culture

Nation

Apr. 2018 — May 2018

The Cypher Nine

Minister of Culture

CRISPR Zombie Researchers

Oct. 2017 — May 2018

Mount Seymour

Minister of Culture & Minister of Cartography

Pacific Alpine Commonwealth

Jan. 2018 — May 2018

Areulder

Minister of Cartography

Wild Hunting Grounds

Jan. 2018 — May 2018

Calenmor

Minister of Cartography

United Realms

Apr. 2018 — May 2018

Chan Island

Forest Leaf Editor

Hidden Pirate Cove

5th Cabinet

Regional Officer

Office

Government

Deputy

June 2018 — Oct. 2018

Errinundera

Founder

Cool Temperate Rainforests

June 2018 — Oct. 2018

Ransium

WA Delegate

United Mangrove Archipelago

June 2018 — Oct. 2018

Caracasus

Forest Keeper

United Socialist States

June 2018 — Oct. 2018

Ruinenlust

Minister of Foreign Affairs

Ancient Abandoned Lands

June 2018 — Oct. 2018

The Cypher Nine

Minister of Culture

CRISPR Zombie Researchers

June 2018 — Oct. 2018

Mozworld

Civil Servant

Eco-Republic

Aug. 2018 — Oct. 2018

Mount Seymour

Sentinel Pine

Pacific Alpine Commonwealth

6th Cabinet

Regional Officer

Office

Government

Deputy

Oct. 2018 — Mar. 2019

Errinundera

Founder

Kawaii Potoroo Habitats

Oct. 2018 — Mar. 2019

Ransium

WA Delegate

United Mangrove Archipelago

Oct. 2018 — Mar. 2019

Uan aa Boa

Forest Keeper

Plant-based Collectives

Turbeaux

Oct. 2018 — Mar. 2019

Ruinenlust

Embassy Officer

Old Growth Forests

Oct. 2018 — Mar. 2019

Mozworld

WFE Editor

Eco-Republic

Oct. 2018 — Mar. 2019

Caracasus

Roleplay Mentor

United Socialist States

Oct. 2018 — Mar. 2019

Mount Seymour

Forum & Discord Sower

Pacific Alpine Commonwealth

Oct. 2018 — Mar. 2019

Areulder

Head Cartographer

Wild Hunting Grounds

Oct. 2018 — Mar. 2019

Lord Dominator

Gameplay Ambassador

Elite WA Overlady

Nov. 2018 — Mar. 2019

Canaltia

Voice of the Forest

Sarcasm Tag

Nov. 2018 — Mar. 2019

Blon Gre

Statistics Officer

Green Union

7th Cabinet

Regional Officer

Office

Government

Deputy

Apr. 2019 — Sept. 2019

Errinundera

Founder

Cool Temperate Rainforests

Apr. 2019 — Sept. 2019

Ransium

WA Delegate

United Mangrove Archipelago

Apr. 2019 — Sept. 2019

Turbeaux

Forest Keeper

Transhuman Hive

Lord Dominator

Apr. 2019 — Sept. 2019

Uan aa Boa

Voice of Forest

Plant-based Collectives

Apr. 2019 — Sept. 2019

Mount Seymour

Forum & Discord Sower

Pacific Alpine Commonwealth

Apr. 2019 — Sept. 2019

Ruinenlust

Foreign Minister

Old Growth Forests

Verdant Haven

Apr. 2019 — Sept. 2019

Mozworld

Face of Forest

Eco-Republic

Apr. 2019 — Apr. 2019

Caracasus

Roleplay Mentor

United Socialist States

Apr. 2019 — Sept. 2019

Areulder

Minister of Cartography

Wild Hunting Grounds

May 2019 — Sept. 2019

Raccoon Creek

Minister of Statistics

Riparian Procyonid Republic

8th Cabinet

Regional Officer

Office

Government

Deputy

Oct. 2019 — Mar. 2020

Errinundera

Founder

Cool Temperate Rainforests

Oct. 2019 — Mar. 2020

Ransium

WA Delegate

United Mangrove Archipelago

Oct. 2019 — Mar. 2020

Verdant Haven

Forest Keeper

Federated Bailiwicks

Chan Island

Oct. 2019 — Mar. 2020

Mount Seymour

Communications Branch

Pacific Alpine Commonwealth

Oct. 2019 — Mar. 2020

Mozworld

Face of Forest

Eco-Republic

Oct. 2019 — Mar. 2020

Ruinenlust

Foreign Affairs Branch

Snowy Solstice Spirits

Oct. 2019 — Mar. 2020

Turbeaux

Conscience of Forest

Plant-based Robo Sapiens

Oct. 2019 — Mar. 2020

Darths & Droids

Game Warden

Webcomic RolePlaying Game

Oct. 2019 — Nov. 2019

Raccoon Creek

Arborist

Riparian Procyonid Republic

Dec. 2019 — Mar. 2020

Kawastyselir

Arborist

Confederacy

Oct. 2019 — Mar. 2020

Octopus Islands

Cartographer

Cephalopodic Republic

Oct. 2019 — Mar. 2020

Lord Dominator

Community Branch

Disney Villain

9th Cabinet

Regional Officer

Office

Government

Deputy

May 2020 — Mar. 2021

Errinundera

Founder

Cool Temperate Rainforests

May 2020 — Aug. 2020

Ransium

WA Delegate

United Mangrove Archipelago

May 2020 — Mar. 2021

Ruinenlust

WA Delegate & Foreign Affairs Branch

Old Growth Forests

May 2020 — Mar. 2021

Verdant Haven

Forest Keeper

Jolly Bailiwicks

Chan Island

May 2020 — Mar. 2021

Mozworld

Face of Forest

Eco-Republic

May 2020 — Mar. 2021

Turbeaux

Conscience of Forest

Transhuman Hive

May 2020 — Mar. 2021

Lord Dominator

Community Branch

Burning Trash Fire

May 2020 — Mar. 2021

Mount Seymour

Communications Branch

Pacific Alpine Commonwealth

May 2020 — Mar. 2021

Kawastyselir

Arborist

Confederacy

May 2020 — Mar. 2021

Octopus Islands

Cartographer

Cephalopodic Republic

June 2020 — Aug. 2020

Uan aa Boa

Wildlife Warden

Second Green Republic

June 2020 — Mar. 2021

Middle Barael

Diplomatic Root (RO appointment delayed)

Most Serene Eco-Republic

10th Cabinet

Regional Officer

Office

Government

Deputy

Apr. 2021 — Present

Ruinenlust

WA Delegate

April Showers

Apr. 2021 — Present

Chan Island

Forest Keeper

Hidden Pirate Cove

The Cypher Nine

Apr. 2021 — Present

Verdant Haven

Foreign Minister

Federated Bailiwicks

Apr. 2021 — Present

Middle Barael

Lore Minister

Most Serene Eco-Republic

Apr. 2021 — Present

Terrabod

Culture Minister

Incorporated States

Apr. 2021 — Present

Kawastyselir

Arborist

Confederacy

Apr. 2021 — Present

Mozworld

Forest Memory

Eco-Republic

Apr. 2021 — Present

Ownzone

Forest Ranger

Easter Vrijstaat

Apr. 2021 — Present

Einswenn

Forest Ranger

Holy Easter Eggs

April 16, 2021

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Errinundera



Flag


Motto: "Please leave meat, leather, guns and cars in bin provided."



Map


Region: Forest


Population: 35.211 billion


Capital: First Creek Falls


Official Languages:
English
Oo (or U)
Zu-Vendi
Japanese (Cuttlefish Island)
Potoroo
Quoll
Wombat
Possum
Wallaby
Boobook
Bat
Many other semi-official animal languages


Demonym: Errinundrian

Government: Cool Temperate Rainforest (Communities)


Legislature: National Parliament
- Upper House: The House of Mayors
- Lower House: The House of Magistrates


GDP (nominal): $356 trillion
GDP (nominal) per capita: $10,110


Currency: Bola (β)


Animal: Sniffer Wombat


Time Zone: Australian Eastern Daylight Time



Errinundera

Errinundera, officially the Cool Temperate Rainforests of Errinundera, was a sovereign nation, and the first delegate and second founder of Forest. Though their total area remains unknown, they were the largest nation known to the region during their time. With a population of 35.211 billion Errinunderians, they were the third most populated in the region. Errinundera remains one of the most eminent figures in Forest for their early and enduring contributions towards fostering an inclusive, informed, and environmentally-friendly region.

From the main page, Errinundera was known to be a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, remarkable for their lack of airports, national health service, and hatred of cheese. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic, cheerful Errinundrians held their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tended to be viewed with suspicion.

The tiny, liberal, outspoken government was solely concerned with Environment. They met to discuss matters of state in the capital city of First Creek Falls. The average income tax rate was 1.6%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The large but stagnant Errinundrian economy, worth 356 trillion bolas a year, was driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there was a large, well-organized, extremely specialized black market in Book Publishing and Information Technology. The private sector mostly consisted of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk. Average income was 10,418 bolas, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Crime, especially youth-related, was so common that it was unusual to encounter someone following the law, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Errinundera's national animal was the sniffer wombat, which frolicked freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Etymology

In a statement on the origin and meaning behind the name of Errinundera, they describe it as "a typo named after a national park in eastern Victoria notable for it's cool temperate rainforests," known as the Errinundra National Park.1

History
Despite their founding on December 24, 2002, Errinundera did not officially surface as a regional powerhouse until 2006, when they were elected as the first United Nations (known as the World Assembly today) delegate of Forest. This reign ended in March of 2007, giving way to eventual delegates The dawn tiger and Ransium. The year 2007 also saw the beginning of a new era in Forest, with Errinundera and Ransium at the helm. To combat the lurking threat of raiders and cement authoritative control of the region, Errinundera graciously agreed to become the second founder of Forest on June 9, 2007. Intially, their political philosophy was to adopt a laissez-faire style rule, citing their desire to create a "quiet, serene backwater." But pressure from other influential voices in Forest, such as Ransium, Santa joanna and Mount Seymour led Errinundera to see beyond the trees of Forest and grow the region into the international authority many recognize today. In a keynote address given in 2018, they confess "As a result, my hopes for the region have completely changed. I love it now more than ever. The diversity and the friendliness are a credit to everyone here. We even have nations that, once upon a time, I would have banjected on sight."

From the Errinundera Dreamtime Myth

"In the Dreamtime there was the forest and the spirit of the forest was Errinu. It was he who gave life to the plants and spread them far and wide. He abided in the largest tree in the very heart of the forest from where he could see to all corners of his domain. There were no rivers or animals in those days. The trees were nourished by the soil and by the constant mists that lay upon the forest. But Errinu was unhappy and he knew not why.

"One day in the glade before the Errinu tree the mist took living form and Undra danced in a slow, weaving movement before the great tree. She danced for the joy of existence and was sure the tree made this so. Errinu thought she was beautiful, more beautiful than any living thing in his forest and wondered about this. Many times afterwards Undra returned, her spirit only able to form in the glade before Errinu. Alhough they could not speak to each other their love grew.

"Over time Undra’s courage also grew and she penetrated the bark of Errinu to abide with him thereafter. From their bountiful union sprung the moving things of the forest floor: the animals and the people that came to be called Oo; and the streams and rivers that came to be called Be."

Geography

"To understand Errinundrians you must appreciate their relationship with the forest. They have a saying, 'Errinundera is forest; forest is Errinundera' that encapsulates this relationship. The abstract political fiction that is the nation Errinundera is made real by the forest. Citizens of the nation are, therefore, a part of the forest. They do not call the nation 'home'; they call the forest 'home'. Ask a travelling Errinundrian where they come from and they will answer, 'the forest' or 'outside the forest', as the case may be. Even today, most people live in the trees. To destroy the forest is to destroy their home.

"The preferred trees used for homes are all eucalypts: shining gum, brown barrel, mountain ash, alpine ash, mountain grey gum, manna gum and messmate; but it is the misty cool temperate rainforest of the central plateau and surrounding areas that are cherished most by Errinundrians. And most loved of all trees of the montane rainforest are the conical shaped southern sassafras with its nutmeg scent and the tree waratah with its spectacular red flowers. Down on the forest floor the national animal, the long-footed potoroo, frolics freely."

Government

"Errinundera is a highly decentralised, communitarian nation. Authority is vested in two institutions found in every village, town or suburb - the Mayor and the Magistrate."

Mayors and Magistrates

"The Mayor is elected by universal franchise of citizens in the mayoral zone. The national constitution places strict rules on the elections to ensure they are as fair and democratic as possible. Elections must be held every three years or less. It is quite common for mayoral elections to be held every year in some zones or even more frequently in others. The Mayor presides over local decision making and officiates at ceremonial occasions. Every Mayor is entitled to a seat in the lower house of the National Parliament.

"The Magistrate is appointed for a fixed term by each Mayoral zone in any way the zone sees fit. Magistrates must have a Degree in Magistracy at one of the approved Law Schools in Errinundera, most notably the Polytechnic in McKillops Bridge and the Lyceum in First Creek Falls. The term expires at the following Mayoral election. The Magistrate decides upon the validity of Mayoral law and adjudicates on local legal matters. Every magistrate is entitled to a seat in the upper house of the National Parliament.

"The number of Mayors and Magistrates allotted to a location is determined by its population according to rules in the constitution. A village, is by definition, a location with only one of each. Cities have many.

"Issues that require co-ordination between locations are determined in fora established in the regional administrative centres and in ad hoc district meetings."

National Parliament

"National and international issues are determined in the National Parliament in First Creek Falls. Due to the variable terms of Mayors and Magistrates the membership of the two houses is extremely fluid. This discourages long term alliances and political parties. Further, the intense rivalry between the villages, towns, cities and regions of Errinundera results in many important issues being neglected or avoided. Witness the poor state of rail services and the complete absence of a defence force. Note that, in the latter example, there is universal hostility to its establishment.

"The House of Mayors is where Acts are introduced and budgets formulated. This is equivalent to a House of Commons or Representatives. Most of the great national debates are resolved (or not resolved) in this chamber.

"The House of Magistrates cannot introduce Acts or amend them. It can only rule on their validity according to the Constitution and preceding Acts of Parliament. This power is used in a highly politicised way in any case. There are also many upper house committees whose findings and advice are implemented throughout the country."

Protectorates

"Somewhat akin to Ministries, Protectorates are allotted to members of either house of the National Parliament by the vote of their peers. Considerable responsibility is vested in the Protectors.

"The most prestigious Protectorate is "Protector of Civic Choice, Economic Participation and the Natural Environment". This ridiculous title was invented by the comedian, boomb, and adopted in the same spirit by the parliament of the time. This is not widely known now and Errinundrians often wonder at its pomposity. The Protector of Blah, Blah, Blah (as the holder is also called) is the closest Errinundrians come to having a national leader."

The Ultimate Magistracy

"The upper house elects 7 Magistrates as members of the Ultimate Magistracy which is equivalent to a High Court. Once appointed the Magistrate must resign from all other positions. The are only 4 ways a Magistrate leaves the position: death, retirement at the age of 70, resignation or dismissal due to misconduct. Because Errinundera is a libertarian nation Ultimate Magistrates are rarely dismissed and, in all cases so far, for financial misconduct."

Public Attitudes

"Public attitudes to political institutions are inversely proportional to the distance from that institution. In their local roles, Mayors and Magistrates are revered. The National Parliament is loathed and is frequently set alight."

National Symbols

"Animal: Long-footed potoroo (Potorous longipes)"

"Tree: Southern sassafras (Atherosperma moschatum)"

"Flower: Tree waratah (Telopea oreades)"

Celebrations and Commemorations

Date

Name

Details

Late Nov / Early Dec

Waratah Festival

Celebrates the day each year the first Waratah blooms in Waratah Flat.

7 December

Liberation Day

One of the two biggest days of the year. Commemorates the fall of the puritanical government in 1941. Massive street party held in the Upfalls section of First Creek Falls. Major celebrations also held at the other centre of the civil disobedience campaign, Goolengook.

21 or 22 December

Summer Solstice

Time to celebrate the good life.

9 January

McKillops Bridge Day

The other great day of the year. Commemorates the 1905 revolution that began on the bridge that connects the two halves of the great city. Crossing the bridge on the anniversary date is something every Errinundrian tries to do once in their lifetime. Other cities centrally involved in the revolution - Deddick and Tubbut - also hold huge marches each year.

13 January

Black Day

Memorial for Black Friday in 1939 when 6,000 died in a forest fire in First Creek Falls and for the estimated 21,000 who died from subsequent human rights abuses.

1 February

Red Day

Major commemoration in Bonang on the anniversary of the deadly bushfires on Red Tuesday in 1898.

6 February

V-Day

Celebrates the day that the last location in Errinundera, Malinns, proclaimed itself vegetarian. The Summer Food Festival climaxes at Rodger River. The day is also remembered in many locations for the terrible bushfires on Black Thursday in 1851.

Late Nov / Early Dec

Waratah Festival

Celebrates the day each year the first Waratah blooms in Waratah Flat.

16 February

Ash Day

Memorial for the deadly bushfires on Ash Wednesday in 1983.

1 March

Rainforest Day

Celebrating life in the forest. Dreamtime activities held all over the nation.

21 or 22 March

Autumn Equinox

Last chance to dance naked under the trees before winter blows in.

21 or 22 June

Winter Solstice

The great annual bake up. Just the thing for a winter's day. The focus of celebrations is the Great Banquet held in Deddick.

1 September

Wild Life Festival

Potoroos honoured in First Creek Falls, sniffer wombats rule for the day in McKillops Bridge and the annual bloodsucking competition (using leeches) is held in Fanny Moo. Life is wild everwhere for a day.

21 or 22 September

Spring Equinox

Annual fertility festival.

25 September

Cup Day

Anniversary of the day Errinundera won the football World Cup in 2003. The biggest party is at the Ellery Camp football Academy.

1 November

Be Day

Errinundera may be a Forest nation but it is also a nation with many fine rivers. "Be" is the Dreamtime name for the streams and rivers. The city of Bemm River at the confluence of the Combienbar and Errinundera Rivers is the centre of celebrations.

Table authored by Errinundera

National Sports

Bloodsucking

"Attach a leech to your body and see whose can grow the largest. (Errinundera is awash with leeches.)"

Soccor

"The Errinundera Football Association manages a flourishing competition. The nation has qualified regularly for the NationStates World Cup."

Vegetarianism in Errinundera

"In the dreamtime legends of the Oo (the indiginous inhabitants of the Errinundrian forest) the union of the forest spirit, Errinu, and the mist spirit, Undra, begat the moving things of the forest floor, ie water and animals, including humans.

"The Oo draw two fundamental implications from this world view:

1) that all animals have equal status; and
2) the world was not created for the benefit of humans.

"As reasoning beings, the Oo conclude that the use of animals should be kept to an absolute minumum so as not to abuse their duty of care towards the forest. With protein substitutes becaming widely available during the twentieth century, the Oo renounced the killing of animals altogether.

"The other large ethnic group - the Zu-vendi of the Snowy River valley - though not vegetarian like the Oo, were strongly committed to the preservation of their environment.

"There were many environmental abuses under the usurper monarchy (1889-1905) and the puritanicy (1905-1941). The great mass movement that grew during the puritanicy adopted many of the philosophical principles of Oo beliefs, unsuprisingly, as many of its leaders were from the forests.

"With the 1941 liberation, environmental conservation became a central tenet of the Errinundrian constitution, although without a requirement for vegetarianism out of respect for Zu-vendi culture.

"The centre of meat production in the nation had been Rodger River, a city where Zu-vendi and Oo had completely assimilated. The meat industry was dominated by companies closely associated with the puritans. Within 12 months of the liberation the Rodgerers adopted vegetarianism in reaction against the industry and torched the company's buildings.

"The destruction of the Rodger River meat industry electrified the nation and galvanised the new leadership. Cities, towns and villages mandated vegetarianism and trashed offending businesses. On 6 February 1958 the last town of the nation adopted compulsory vegetarianism. The day is commemorated as V-day."

Legacy

After serving as the first delegate and becoming the second founder of Forest in 2007, Errinundera readily continued as the executive authority for nearly fourteen years before their CTE in early March 2021. With their careful green thumb and symbiotic governance, Forest grew to an average of nearly 500 sustained nations per day. Whether by the enactment of the Constitution, the commendation of Forest, the skill of interregional diplomacy, or the collaboration with nine separate administrations to ensure domestic harmony, Errinundera's influence and wisdom kept Forest alive and as cool as a temperate rainforest. Perhaps this truth could not be more evident than their own immortal words spoken in a brief address to Forest on June 24, 2016:

Errinundera wrote:Forest welcomes all nations, especially those concerned with the environment.

References
1All text in quotations were directly made by the nation of Errinundera in the Forest RMB or NSWiki page.
LinkErrinundera NSWiki
Errinundera
Forest RMB
Forest Regional History

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Forest’s Ecological Footprint Report of 2020
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Originally coined in 1992 by researchers William Rees and Mathis Wackernagel, the ecological footprint (EF) is a tool used by the Global Footprint Network that “measures the ecological assets that a given population requires to produce the natural resources it consumes (including plant-based food and fiber products, livestock and fish products, timber and other forest products, space for urban infrastructure) and to absorb its waste, especially carbon emissions.”1 In other words, it is a measure of biological supply and demand in a given region. A region that demands more natural resources than the earth can reproduce in a year will consequently yield a greater impact, or EF, on the environment. The global hectare (gha) is the standardized unit of measurement of the EF to describe the world’s total productive and regenerative capacity of land and water resources in one year.2

A similar method of calculating the impact that each individual or collective populations have on the environment is to determine the number of earths that are required to supply the demand for natural resources in one year. Ideally, in an environmentally conscious and sustainable world, we would want this number to be no more than 1. As of 2016, the estimate for the amount of earths it would take to sustain the global population’s consumption needs was 1.69 (resources are being consumed 1.69 times faster than the earth’s ability to reproduce them.)3 This result suggested that the earth had reached its biological productive capacity of that year by August 8. Due to the COVID-19 global pandemic response, the 2020 “Earth Overshoot Day” is estimated to land on August 22, a brief moment of respite in the face of historical rising consumption requirements and depleting natural resources around the world.4

Methods

In NationStates, Forest is considered one of the leading social, intellectual, and environmentally-minded regions. To bring to light this global issue that affects every living thing on Earth and is particularly concerning to Foresters, a voluntary survey of the region was conducted between June 16 and June 30, 2020. Twenty two participating nations used the LinkFootprint Calculator to determine their own EF, the number of earths (NOE) needed in one year to sustain their livelihood, their CO2 emissions in tonnes/year, and the percentage of CO2 emissions that comprise their total EF.5 Additionally, their individual results were compared to a real-world country with a corresponding EF for enhanced context.6

Results

Nation (n = 22)

Number of Earths

Ecological Footprint (gha)

CO2 Emissions (tonnes/year)

% of CO2 (per Total EF)

Country Comparison

Number of Earths

Turbeaux

1.4

2.4

3.7

54

Gabon

1.41

Love and Nature

1.6

2.6

2.9

38

Mexico

1.60

Verdant Haven

1.6

2.7

3.7

47

Namibia

1.63

Kawastyselir

1.7

2.9

4.5

54

World Mean

1.69

Grimmjow J

1.8

3

4.4

51

Grenada

1.80

Mount Seymour

1.9

3.3

4.8

49

Romania

1.90

Brokenspokia

2.0

3.4

4.2

43

Lebanon

2.02

Chan Island

2.0

3.4

5.3

53

Turkey

2.06

Cameroi

2.1

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Guyana

2.08

Roless

2.1

3.6

5.6

53

Bulgaria

2.11

Gloriosya

2.3

3.9

5.2

46

Bahamas

2.29

Forest Mean

2.3

3.9

6.0

53

Libya

2.29

Girelna

2.3

3.9

7.0

61

Cyprus

2.30

Anachronolandia

2.4

4.1

5.2

44

Malaysia

2.40

Esterild

2.5

4.0

7.6

65

Spain

2.48

Effazio

2.5

4.3

7.6

61

Portugal

2.52

Jutsa

2.6

4.4

7.2

55

Brunei

2.59

Middle Barael

2.6

4.5

6.7

53

Greece

2.62

Hue Manatee

2.7

4.6

7.6

57

United Kingdom

2.68

Darths and Droids

2.9

4.9

6.8

48

Switzerland

2.85

The Void Territories

2.9

5.0

8.8

60

New Zealand

2.91

Lon Kra Con

3.0

5.1

8.5

57

Germany

2.97

Ruinenlust

3.0

5.2

9.0

60

Israel

2.99

Discussion

Earth’s total EF in 2016 (the latest year of available data) was 2.75 gha, or 1.69 NOE needed to sustain the current consumption requirements of the average person.7 This result is influenced by the balance between countries’ ecological reserves and deficits. The United States, for example, yielded a -4.5 gha ecological deficit in 2016 (3.6 gha of biocapacity per person versus 8.1 gha EF per person), while Brazil yielded a 5.9 gha reserve (8.7 gha of biocapacity per person versus 2.8 gha EF per person).8 Despite being relatively similar in terms of total land and water area, this disparity highlights an important point: variations between EFs of countries, including those of individuals, must be evaluated in the context of larger societal influences, such as economic development, cultural attitudes and, perhaps most importantly, geographic location. Due to the anonymous nature of NationStates, a deeper analysis of this sort for each participating nation is beyond the scope of this report, but it is worth noting for the reader to recognize their own place in the world and consider how geography intricately shapes our ultimate output.

As a measure of an individual’s degree of sustainability, the EF and NOE calculations are commonly used to juxtapose one’s ecological impact with another’s to identify gaps or areas for improvement where necessary. According to this sample of participants in Forest, three nations (13.6%) achieved an EF and NOE below the world mean in both categories. Currently, if everyone lived like the average Forest participant, we would need a little more than 2 earths. The mean NOE of Forest, 0.61 above the world mean, ranks in the top 65% of all real-world countries, on par with countries such as the Bahamas, Libya, and Cyprus.9 Though it may seem discouraging, considering the target number for the NOE category is 1, the results are not far from expectations. Most real-world developing and developed nations fall above the world mean in these categories, and it is reasonable to infer that many of the participants reside in such nations. Factors such as the quality of one’s education, socioeconomic standards, governmental priorities at all levels, and family size are just a few of the ways in which our ecological footprint may be determined. The results of these two categories reflect how even for eco-friendly individuals, changing economic and environmental landscapes of the post-industrialized world make it increasingly challenging to meet optimal sustainability goals.

In 2014, the world’s mean accumulation of CO2 emissions reached 4.99 tonnes/year.10 Forest’s mean CO2 emissions of 6.0 tonnes/year would rank in the top 70% of the world in this category, alongside countries like Denmark and Iceland. Being the largest component of the ecological footprint, measuring the carbon footprint of an individual, let alone entire countries, can become remarkably exhaustive. Our food, transportation, and home choices, just to name a few, each comprise a small portion of our total carbon output. Factors that one may not even be aware of nor have control over; such as the extraction, shipment, and packaging of various goods and services; also make up an integral part of our carbon footprint. In terms of the percentage of CO2 emissions per total EF, Forest actually resulted in a lower portion than the world mean. While it does not reflect that the average Forest participant emits less CO2 than the average person in the world, it does reflect that their total EF is slightly more diverse in its resource requirements.

Conclusions

For the average individual on earth to eliminate his or her EF entirely would be not merely impractical, it would be impossible. Per the Footprint Calculator, if one were to live in the most environmentally sustainable way possible in a developed country, he or she would still need at least 0.6 earths. And though the hunter-gatherer way of life lends a sense of Shangri-La in the minds of the modern eco-warrior, the post-industrialized world beckons us to accept that we must instead look for rational ways to harmonize environmental sustainability with technological advancement, sooner rather than later. In a study on the eco-friendly changes that one can make to his or her livelihood, Wynes and Nicholas recommended “having one fewer child, living car-free, avoiding airplane travel, and eating a plant-based diet.”11 A few of the Forest participants, however, expressed challenges to these proposals that they currently face, such as living with family members who choose to eat meat, living far away from a grocery store, or unsuccessfully finding local foods that are not in plastic packaging. Still, small conscious choices in our everyday lives have the power to make a lasting difference on the earth. For example, if a growing proportion of society started to exclude meat for one day out of the week or bought from a nearby farmer’s market, our world EF could see a meaningful decrease. The Global Footprint Network also identifies ways to persuade our leaders of government to effect change. Calling upon our legislators to support renewable energy and efficient public transport systems is vital to the progress towards sustainability and lowering our EF.12 However we choose to find solutions to this global issue is ultimately up to us as individuals, but the cause does not move forward with just one person at the helm. As we know, our EF is multifactorial and interconnected, and no stone need be left unturned with the possibility for planting trees in its place one day.

Endnotes

1 ”How the Footprint Works,” Global Footprint Network, https://www.footprintnetwork.org/our-work/ecological-footprint/.
2 Ibid.
3 ”Ecological Footprint of Countries 2016,” Global Footprint Network, http://data.footprintnetwork.org/#/compareCountries?cn=all&type=EFCpc&yr=2016.
4 ”How the Date of Earth Overshoot Day 2020 Was Calculated,” Earth Overshoot Day, https://www.overshootday.org/2020-calculation/.
5 ”What is Your Ecological Footprint,” Global Footprint Network, https://www.footprintcalculator.org/.
6 ”Ecological Footprint of Countries 2016,” Global Footprint Network.
7 Ibid.
8 ”Ecological Deficit/Reserve,” Global Footprint Network, http://data.footprintnetwork.org/#/.
9 ”Ecological Footprint of Countries 2016,” Global Footprint Network.
10 ”CO2 Emissions (Metric Tons per Capita),” The World Bank, https://data.worldbank.org/indicator/EN.ATM.CO2E.PC.
11 Seth Wynes and Kimberly A Nicholas, “The Climate Mitigation Gap: Education and Government Recommendations Miss the Most Effective Individual Actions,” Environmental Research Letters 12, no. 7 (2017): 7.
12 ”Solutions,” Earth Overshoot Day, https://www.overshootday.org/solutions/.

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Statistics Exhibit


Ransium’s “Greenness Index”
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Greenness
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Top 10 ‘Green Thumb’ Nations

Index

Ransium

1.2642440333333334

Mozworld

0.9963034619047619

Reannia

0.828877535770975

Liberal Liberals

0.7347811890022676

Chilledsville

0.7132509298185941

Love and Nature

0.6894992413832199

Herya1

0.6327353722789115

Uan aa Boa

0.6086839897959184

Eryndlynd

0.6073134195578231

Frieden-und Freudenland

0.6021048330498867

Other Nations in Forest

Index

Ownzone

0.5562902333333334

Nimros

0.5411188073696146

The Peoples Republic of Kent

0.49274186111111107

Ashrah

0.48762102063492063

Bilsa

0.4869230036281179

Cannibaland

0.48688634427437644

The Black Forrest

0.48352002482993206

Feladria

0.4779563335600907

Ruinenlust

0.466858587414966

Turbeaux

0.4618161930839002

Shwe Tu Colony

0.45933589523809526

Edible Plywood

0.4577811735260771

Chetata

0.4530149105442177

Northern Wood

0.4518129064625851

Kawastyselir

0.42945609523809525

Octopus Islands

0.4293734842403628

Aeterno Tranquillitas

0.4293216121315193

Effazio

0.42778719132653065

Canaltia

0.4249206962585034

Victoriaans Nederlands

0.42178320856009066

Lompe Steen HAHA

0.4207444389455782

Kannap

0.4193064711451247

Jamilkhuze

0.40530320243764173

Blon Gre

0.40470406785714286

Valenverio

0.4044261969387756

Verdant Haven

0.39877615260770977

Window Land

0.3974673093537415

Atsvea

0.3971731060090703

Sapnu puas

0.3950374486394558

Calenmor

0.39386865566893425

Aengloland

0.38673682998866216

Forgotten Beauty

0.37405731077097504

Caterasia

0.3693927378117914

Esterild

0.36129664574829934

Entitize

0.3612391536281179

New Ladavia

0.36005506196145126

Abbagagania

0.3576386742063492

Uiiop

0.3481809371315193

Penguinmattland

0.34788919546485264

Cameroi

0.3468120238095238

Bemberna

0.34422657142857144

Jutsa

0.34399625833333336

The Void Territories

0.34155023384353744

Manniskoslaktet

0.3406161770975057

The Cypher Nine

0.33309635515873015

Task Force Z

0.3254342145124717

Mad Citizens

0.325384316723356

Ziotah and Riverside

0.32375793066893427

Bestburg

0.32004325527210886

The New Bluestocking Homeland

0.3186658278911565

Land Of A Million Environmentalists

0.3186543823696145

Pesto alla Genovese

0.31372715561224485

Rheneland

0.31349154495464854

Mount Seymour

0.31346645918367344

Ironic Remarks

0.3128208956349206

Bananaistan

0.3037548060090703

Miskunn Systursins

0.30375183594104316

MorganFreemanKarlMarxLand

0.3029292294217687

Middle Barael

0.3004053069727891

Einswenn

0.2998548821995465

Karock

0.29905130158730164

Woolitania

0.29501803673469384

Velkia and the Islands

0.2940523347505669

Alcantaria

0.28885823146258505

Deontologia

0.2878704009070295

Marimoland

0.28597465578231296

Roless

0.28354823543083896

Taco Respublic

0.2799794993197279

Crowacia

0.27941746689342406

Lura

0.27588960833333337

Shimerta

0.27416359767573695

Thorvel

0.27368119370748306

Cat-Herders United

0.27223825719954653

Girelna

0.2714601592403628

Brellach

0.27102197125850336

Cheloboria

0.2674619691043084

Bristlecone Pine

0.26615835090702955

N1xon

0.2654986532312925

Hwayang

0.2632864240362812

Quercus fusiformis

0.2592638592403628

Turtlesturtlesturtles

0.25676522981859407

Anachronolandia

0.2556085878117914

Daarwyrth

0.2527916026077097

Hoochlandia

0.2525391032879819

Cite

0.24940282114512474

Cuillin

0.24582826553287984

Brittexia

0.24519192023809527

Teraticus

0.24510749427437645

Old Hope

0.24436605804988662

Elfendel

0.24305440578231294

Uniania Geeth

0.2399574821995465

Peterandia

0.23456112908163262

Plifte

0.2344142212585034

The Rhuarc Bastion

0.2338588191043084

Gorthias

0.23134071638321996

Krusavich

0.2306557366213152

Naclia

0.23002669268707482

Wise Witches

0.22979739217687079

Litauengrad

0.22733532522675737

Wantevolo

0.2262242843537415

Simbolon

0.22439104495464854

Garbelia

0.224376966723356

Terrabod

0.22002149999999998

Awhaiti Kaiatu

0.2193279134920635

The Bo Tree

0.21586102114512473

Ordand

0.21343581281179141

Tur ada

0.21329842006802724

Norginlajicratefe

0.21325291927437645

East Stederland

0.21304192046485262

Novian Republics

0.21279115051020409

Compersia

0.2104479929138322

Artemis

0.20975849495464854

Cuppie

0.20796576876417233

Alsakah

0.20690870765306124

Volksrealm

0.20540594648526078

Paplia

0.2051475723356009

Floriania

0.20508608730158734

Faurexus

0.20501948146258503

Draikos

0.2045741976190476

Erhnam Djinn

0.20295900141723358

Rivienland

0.20222170839002268

Chan Island

0.20178555209750565

Asmira Central

0.19931303730158728

Shauls

0.19875179376417232

Arklanda

0.19644885566893425

Hurdergaryp

0.1963437474489796

Herotria

0.1945198755102041

Hyrule and Lorule

0.19406050124716556

The Black Horns

0.19178211275510204

Llu

0.18951828015873015

Shinrogia

0.18888643458049886

Gaianists

0.18848204138321997

Yogonsen

0.18832552046485262

Nonus The Hobo

0.18822874767573694

Farae Islands

0.185576260430839

Sanctuary ct

0.18428663304988663

The Feral Children

0.18343920289115648

Pen Blanityion

0.18268650884353743

Deimosan

0.18259061054421769

Tscharva

0.1820448509070295

Shalotte

0.18112425260770976

Anequina-Pellitine

0.18075807760770973

Adaline

0.18051453339002269

Pelopan

0.17802741077097506

Coranova

0.1765857960884354

Ebirea

0.17628154529478457

Moralizing Gardeners

0.1761426485260771

Forest Mean Greenness Index

0.1732443650000000

Ancorai

0.17303835362811792

Superguyana

0.17191462108843536

Mansfield Park

0.17179857522675737

The Most Serene Republicans

0.17131724308390023

Hyon Delta

0.16996328458049886

Noble DG

0.16916584846938776

Bregaria

0.1671434497165533

Archenomia

0.16704369693877552

Sugar Pine

0.1665541020975057

Enaretos

0.16563441196145126

Boss Llama

0.16507005719954648

Dark Kreston

0.16438790090702948

Pirusavia

0.1639025179138322

Rakavo

0.16383284546485258

Afforestation

0.16345735753968255

Ypogegrammeni

0.16221528027210885

Coniferous Forests

0.16141101400226757

Chief Alpaca

0.16077246156462585

Hardins

0.16018255753968252

Dubant

0.15990209903628116

Forest of Fangorn

0.1595613571995465

McClandia Doge 2

0.15889100918367344

Bema Preena

0.15800773594104306

Dasche

0.1563614216553288

Kader

0.15516993146258506

Mokawania

0.15505285975056687

Albeda

0.15468349455782315

Gaw

0.154494766723356

Nation of Ecologists

0.15396905646258507

Appendia

0.15372032482993198

Nattily dressed anarchists on bicycles

0.1536831925170068

Gelaifa

0.15341578304988662

Doxstern

0.1533459687641723

Blue Nagia

0.15188676808390023

Oscilloscope

0.1517818179138322

The Fabulous Islands

0.15165387959183674

Skyneria

0.1506896198979592

Winnipesaukee

0.1505844460884354

Alpernei

0.15038464336734694

Greenbush

0.15037314138321994

Snjor

0.14951273781179136

Saint jonas

0.1489658621315193

Texian Nature Reserve

0.14768120022675738

New Worpia

0.1465863592403628

Bubble Wrapped

0.14631988656462586

Isle of Manna

0.14605444098639456

New Internationalists

0.14503595204081632

Groenwald

0.14438361434240365

Imperium helvetiorum

0.14398716451247168

Luvas

0.14390860804988664

Murmuria

0.14374715481859413

Calametia

0.14353503622448976

Chaotilo

0.1432824862244898

Pourpre Haven

0.14242360566893425

Hommeres

0.14236003253968255

Loveday

0.1423017223356009

Pretty Periwinkles

0.1406966843537415

Stranschitz

0.1400349258503401

Riusland

0.1398621609410431

Proforestation

0.13967821791383223

Ravens Nation

0.13889968611111114

Nova Patris

0.13802296451247165

Cikya

0.1362799298185941

Gloomspick

0.1358276740362812

Difinbelk

0.13493413781179137

Russet Haven

0.13337536989795917

Gandenia

0.13279828951247163

EcoFriendly

0.13278374982993196

The Hill

0.1314419831632653

Amok

0.13091643373015877

Lutho

0.13078703792517005

Mastald

0.13029331955782314

Head Vicuna

0.13019709506802724

Wooderland Country

0.1300800481292517

Coin Lands

0.1296643847505669

Zinguanaville

0.12855785005668932

Alpine republics

0.12834352522675738

Wild Panther

0.12814587312925171

Sable Haven

0.12810109801587302

Sinter Furnace

0.12797224495464854

Azaffran

0.12789422743764173

Neo-Kolaxa

0.12776926037414965

Rybnika

0.12755196553287984

Dark Chocolate Enthusiasts

0.12717152828798184

Top Guanaco

0.12714680476190476

Hazel Grove

0.12699298424036282

Ameenia

0.12640935527210884

Taurgur

0.12549450935374148

Myordas

0.12404888253968255

Moss on Trees

0.12376214529478455

Zerkyr Xiszczy

0.12361805617913832

Felis Catus

0.12287629971655327

Heard of Baby Ducks

0.12240399614512475

West Ayrirgica

0.1220283192743764

Bambuddha grove

0.12197378713151927

Aeholm

0.12134648356009071

Fulvous Haven

0.12121431672335599

Great Hautbois

0.12104624410430839

Python12

0.1197375966553288

Kyushu and Okinawa

0.1197123452947846

Orchestraia

0.11839311995464855

Bad Spellers Untied

0.11808673452380952

Messenger Pigeons

0.11799368894557824

North doyooni

0.11775483304988664

Democratic United Jair Tizu Rome

0.11745946808390022

Inkwell Hell

0.11739470141723357

Wah-Doh-Hee

0.11712694189342403

Azure Haven

0.11699933832199547

Tonterria

0.11653958968253969

Thulea

0.11564269682539684

Discarnasia

0.1154734560090703

Bey Dimen Islavica

0.11528390085034013

Robin Redbreast

0.11505903815192745

Lugnan

0.11437302658730158

Atlaesia

0.11385316638321996

That card

0.11331278452380954

Deciduous Forests

0.11235713418367348

Har Lithion Bil Con

0.11159255379818595

Borgoui

0.11120275221088438

Cahyambi

0.11109775090702947

Afhonikkwn

0.11086289325396825

Astmora

0.11041150340136055

Bosardia

0.11023055362811791

Socialist Crald Islentiongarha

0.11020535102040817

Unia Kelar

0.11019328832199547

Orang-utang

0.1098125466553288

Ex Nation

0.108931575

The Long Valley

0.10886836825396824

The Card Finders

0.1084087202947846

Kand Silleche

0.10816161808390024

North Hatchston

0.10796380277777778

Haloe

0.10758793185941043

Cardcaptor 6

0.1074667941043084

Mini Thembria

0.10730231927437645

Lower Sel Hous Ath

0.10694752670068028

North Kand Egat

0.10636760102040818

Nebolshiye Khizhiny

0.10610653253968255

Bargage

0.10583127738095238

Jarjartu

0.1055060886054422

Atlaetia

0.10549525005668933

Random Forest

0.10516720765306123

Bele Levy Epies

0.10513564455782312

Gre Thesenttemer

0.1051013679138322

Sarbed Havionia

0.10507754019274376

Rose Collectivities

0.10482730924036282

Outer Bele Levy Epies

0.10477741876417233

Wanaka

0.10459244325396826

Otter Community

0.10413701791383219

Tumblr Imperialists

0.10404281281179137

Fauna grove

0.10403861825396823

South Kand Egat

0.10315503015873016

Flaviona

0.10312688781179138

Shikishimagrad

0.10309906332199546

United Dou Fre Ryu

0.10303966315192745

New Autarky

0.10277677046485262

Pacifil

0.10243684903628117

Pandawa

0.10174613333333332

Risposta Finita

0.10166720719954649

Theist

0.10163065379818594

Verensika

0.10145224608843537

The arxipelag de les olives

0.10130233673469388

Althinga

0.1010131880952381

Joyful River Spirits

0.100486868707483

New Mattlefyre

0.10012862363945578

Rijenja

0.09959067227891157

The spruce isles

0.09944188299319728

Uncharted Wilderness

0.09872369013605442

New Bele Levy Epies

0.09768485124716553

The Bats

0.09757721213151928

The Moths

0.09748126213151928

Excleria

0.09740609982993198

Deep Space N9ne

0.09716570090702947

The roadrunner

0.09697478696145126

Wandering Marsupials

0.09626337857142858

Murphtopia

0.09614395736961451

Cfcief1

0.09597623537414966

Peace and love man peace and love

0.09515237551020408

Tajela

0.09514424098639454

Vadise

0.09433820992063492

Atlaeria

0.0940770544217687

The cascadian independence bioregion

0.09391629495464854

Aldar and Onderia

0.09388758304988662

Dorenland

0.09344130527210884

Hyusisayinsochin gyughygtnvumeharavits

0.09320007942176871

Cardvarks 1

0.09293133611111111

Toxic Love

0.09271751757369615

Lostriaqua

0.09210105362811791

Sequoiadendron

0.09061359149659864

Amazon Rainforest

0.08992998775510204

Camden Forest

0.08981782182539683

Wernher Magnus Maximilian Von Braun

0.08946061332199548

Holy Dastopord

0.08923020408163265

Glamorous Geese

0.08903097709750568

Sand Cat

0.0888347331632653

Deads ends

0.08878307704081631

Alband Hecen Salvengo Therzii

0.08856173384353741

Eax

0.08755400459183674

Gir Toritzpoldi

0.08735714070294784

Greentree Islands

0.08733181315192745

The universal way

0.08627180447845804

Felous Theneld

0.08617686553287981

The Marakwa

0.08591299189342404

Cascade groves

0.08585713894557823

Vincente Pinzon

0.08532868815192744

Saris Ston Thes

0.0851900216553288

Blue jacarandas

0.0847471835600907

Phuba

0.08453466808390023

Clanha Irinnativ Wesland

0.0842178630952381

Xia Osom Eth Awska

0.0834624954648526

Ecotopia

0.08312299013605443

Upper Sel Hous Ath

0.08260486281179139

Zinatus Havionia

0.08243330924036282

Communist Crald Islentiongarha

0.08239379863945578

Myuscao

0.08203361785714286

Bos juval

0.08196549495464853

Ants

0.08105906156462586

Ghost pines

0.08093430289115647

Anga Tzen Scanadia

0.08073664410430839

Mobs Chir Imple

0.08066293424036282

Bos ardat

0.08059944529478458

Inticappazia

0.08026376995464854

Mozolephies

0.07998703304988662

Armiand Tres

0.07995448662131519

East Ayrirgica

0.07983582148526079

Psycholinguists

0.07953888219954648

Isbjorn Maerenne Bava Paerani

0.07938786451247166

Sudonea

0.07897651451247165

Novian Self-Defence Forces

0.07717550022675738

Jas Slotan Ond

0.07666852284580498

I like fire

0.07636413934240362

Greta And Malala

0.07512230952380952

Jair Tizu

0.07501056870748299

The mongol forest

0.07473378304988662

A Glittery Unicorn Farm

0.07472149308390025

Sah Won Winterionis

0.07401390736961451

A Forest

0.07381868475056688

Imperial Arzordia

0.07292147721088435

Nudisthammer

0.07288697165532879

Terra-Novus

0.07284621196145127

Ming Intordia

0.07283357403628118

Uthmari

0.07278757709750569

Silvanland

0.07213070221088434

Dr Teeth

0.07184721717687076

Tzericanopia

0.0716887204648526

Paleozoica

0.07161849053287982

Forest Embassy

0.07142207823129251

Democratic Arzordia

0.07137739982993198

Mareen

0.07119807165532879

Grimmjow J

0.07116739291383219

Oaks Card Collector

0.07091237465986396

Tranacht Bluegin

0.0706199200680272

United Nations organisation

0.0697572719387755

Roless city

0.06925367006802721

United Almastopentalarskyth

0.06905707585034014

Atomic Blondie

0.06900113594104308

Elistopolo Repoungee Grenoing

0.06716623662131521

Porg Easka

0.06700173316326531

Kalata

0.06659615260770974

Sollens

0.06634525085034015

Inner Bele Levy Epies

0.06595013656462585

Forestian industries

0.06559274387755103

Lyle Lanely

0.06479546077097507

United Cius Eronn

0.0643563429138322

Sterest

0.06400364404761905

The Best Nation in the World

0.06346516649659864

Vuoto Amore

0.0634454581632653

Unia Cointordland

0.06310442641723357

Con Regg Stiot

0.0629327847505669

Uppederolms

0.062410699036281186

Fad

0.06221480379818593

A tree

0.062044225510204075

Nullifidian

0.06148654387755102

Meeresleuchten

0.06079251190476192

The Oracai Templar Order

0.060011420294784575

Good

0.05949541428571428

Kepler-0085

0.05824419727891156

Hue Manatee

0.057262857993197275

Ichasa

0.05712133146258504

Kholdrumvor

0.0565522441043084

Aberseer

0.055569465192743785

Golia Pheviaia

0.05520830022675738

Average-nation

0.05516734019274376

Feline Masters

0.05416646451247167

Sederth Neufr

0.053290108390022684

Stralla

0.052722378287981854

Ther Aryia Odeat Earku

0.05234540408163264

Jan Rayet Daurossa

0.0495953085600907

Honeydewitopia

0.049395592857142866

Immortal Phoenices

0.04446309138321996

The Dragon and the Wolf

0.0440042515873016

Winston Forest

0.04334488253968253

Trotsville

0.04035912522675737

Pot of Greed

0.03941755204081632

Golgothastan

0.037177409750566895

Yin and Yog

0.037149578401360545

Noahs Fifth Country

0.034989123866213154

The Card Finders 2

0.03497311689342403

Alania and Gothia

0.03384077261904762

Syvani

0.033236018253968255

Sacara

0.032982455782312944

Woodfall Swamp

0.03022966468253971

Anarchitaria

0.024474693083900226

Mercuriana

0.021144922335600908

Isle Willte

0.01709611111111111

Bottom 10 ‘Brown Thumb’ Nations

Index

Thembria

0.01509210447845805

Middlemidden

0.011306987925170068

The Refreshing Spruce Forests

0.011264984750566897

Bizmorks Bommas

0.0074225544784580514

Mowte

-0.010569279931972788

Republic of Ravens

-0.019945835204081636

Seagull

-0.07349274875283446

Theennerla Island

-0.08091791303854874

Lord Dominator

-0.22021389047619047

Candlewhisper Archive

-0.2391124107142857

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Exceptionally Green Nations in Forest
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All nations of Forest who have achieved the milestone of being in the top 1% of nations in the world in the categories of environmental beauty, weather, tourism, and eco-friendliness are formally recognized here. Due to the volatility of the eco-friendliness ranking, only the top 10 nations are recognized. The list will be updated near each season’s change.

Key

Increased Position from Last Update

Decreased Position from Last Update

No Change from Last Update

Returned or New to Top 100

Greatest Statistical Increase from Last Update


Eco-friendliness
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Top 100 in the World

Rank

Position Δ

1. Ransium

2nd

2. Reannia

8th

3. Bilsa

15th

4. Turbeaux

68th

5. Kannap

71st

6. Mozworld

74th


Other Top 10 Nations in Forest

Rank

Position Δ

7. Mad Citizens

123rd

8. Edible Plywood

126th

9. Nimros

152nd

10. Eryndlynd

158th


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Z-Day History
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Z-Day

Most Survivors

Most Survivors + No Infected

Most Survivors + No Quarantine

Most Infected

Most Dead

April Fools' 2013

Not Ranked

Not Ranked

N/A

46th
93.42 Billion

72nd
332.56 Billion

Halloween 2013

33rd
373.53 Billion

18th
373.53 Billion

N/A

Not Ranked

Not Ranked

Halloween 2014

28th
529.72 Billion

21st
529.72 Billion

N/A

Not Ranked

Not Ranked

Halloween 2015

23rd
718 Billion

16th
718 Billion

N/A

Not Ranked

Not Ranked

Halloween 2016

9th
1.15 Trillion

7th
1.15 Trillion

N/A

Not Ranked

Not Ranked

Halloween 2017

3rd
3.24 Trillion

3rd
3.24 Trillion

N/A

Not Ranked

Not Ranked

Halloween 2018

5th
2.52 Trillion

Not Ranked

2nd
2.52 Trillion

Not Ranked

Not Ranked

Halloween 2019

4th
2.90 Trillion

2nd
2.90 Trillion

Not Ranked

Not Ranked

Not Ranked

Halloween 2020

3rd
3.55 Trillion

2nd
3.55 Trillion

1st
3.55 Trillion

Not Ranked

Not Ranked

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N-Day History
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Legend

Regional Faction – Official Faction of the Region of Forest
Ranking – Ranking of the Regional Faction
Score – Score of the Regional Faction
Radiation – Radiation Level of the Regional Faction
Post-Apocalyptic Nations – No. of Nations Surviving (No Radiation or Partial Radiation)

N-Day

Regional Faction

Ranking

Score

Radiation

Post-Apocalyptic Nations

April Fools' 2017

Forest

Not Ranked

-2,809

☢ 6,508

0

International Day
Against Nuclear Tests 2017

Forest

4th

31,447

0

317 (All Nations)

International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons 2018

Canopy

3rd

63,123

0

579 (All Nations)

International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons 2019

Canopy

2nd

64,286

0

1,774 (All Nations)

International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons 2020

An Alliance of Potatoes

2nd

284,847

☢ 61,625

5,672 (95.5%)

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