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Bienvenue au Canada - the non-crappy Region!

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Embassies: Texas, 10000 Islands, The Maritimes, Forest, The North Pacific, Force, the Rejected Realms, Wintreath, The Kingdom of Great Britain, Greater Dienstad, Refugia, and India.

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Canada contains 170 nations, the 132nd most in the world.

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1.The Sadistic Dungeons of Psycho BirdsFather Knows Best State“Like... we care? ”
2.The Staggering Hills of ParrrrTayAnarchy“Stand up for something or you will fall for everything”
3.The Pubs of ParkplaceCivil Rights Lovefest“The hills of ParrrrTay are staggering!”
4.The Democratic Republic of SetiCrunchersFather Knows Best State“The Truth Is Out There...”
5.The Militaristic Republic of KiljaritCorrupt Dictatorship“Ummm.....We'll think of one later”
6.The Eternal Optimism of Oilers FansLeft-wing Utopia“Next year!”
7.The Protectorate of IshmielInoffensive Centrist Democracy“Come Get Some”
8.The Constitutional Monarchy of LoehmakistanInoffensive Centrist Democracy“Warmest Greetings”
9.The Talking Region of Wild MustangesScandinavian Liberal Paradise“THE ANIMALS ARE TALKING,THE ANIMALS ARE TALKING!!!!!!!!”
10.The 1st Solar Furnace of Prometheus ProjectsCorrupt Dictatorship“Just burning up.”
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The Republic of Freed Lands of Quebec

Hey yo, peeps

The Familial Spirits of Devil Heart

Welcome and hello Bay Roberts and Freed Lands of Quebec.
Time for a tea and cake party Canada, there's plenty for everyone :)

The Republic of Freed Lands of Quebec

that's so lovely :)

The Familial Spirits of Devil Heart

*pours another cup of tea for Freed Lands of Quebec*
More tea for anyone else?

The Rainbow Community of Soliysk

That banner is nice! So cool to see that is an option now.

The Evergreen Island of Stormaen

We've certainly come a long way from when the RMB could only have 10 messages on it...



via The North Pacific

The Lucky Green Clover Kingdom of Ngai Ti Empire

Devil Heart wrote:*pours another cup of tea for Freed Lands of Quebec*
More tea for anyone else?

A cup of Tea? Yes please.

Soliysk wrote:That banner is nice! So cool to see that is an option now.

Awesome banner! I love it.

~Bastiaan



The Confederacy of Neo Vainamoinia

Hey everyone, its I, Fin

The Canadian Kingdom of New Kildonan

I'm back again with a shiny new flag. Does anyone remember and/or care? Lmao doesn't matter

via Forest

The Incorporated States of Terrabod

Hello all! It is I, the Culture Minister of Forest!

I'm pleased to announce the launch of our new-look environmental agenda; The Voice of Forest is a monthly bulletin that covers the life and work of a notable environmental activist. With this project, I aim to inspire you folks and nations across the NSverse to get involved with environmentalism in a way that's personal to them, as well as to celebrate those Atlantean figures who laid the groundwork of the environmental movement we champion today. It's not something that's meant to be prescriptive; I won't tell you what is important about each activist, but instead hope each reader will come away with their own perspective on the individual and the issues discussed.

So, without further ado, I've published the very first issue of the Voice of Forest, entitled "The First Lady of Flowers". It focuses on the efforts of Lady Bird Johnson to beautify urban areas in the US and conserve native flora for the enjoyment of people across the country. Please have a read, if you can spare the time, and know that you're always welcome to discuss what you read either here or on the Forest RMB!

Lady Bird Johnson

The Voice of Forest - Issue I | June 2021 | The First Lady of Flowers


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LADY BIRD JOHNSON



(1912-2007)


Known For:

  • First Lady of the United States of
    America (1963-1969)

  • Second Lady of the United States
    of America (1961-1963)

  • Conservation activism

  • Civil rights activism


Selected Awards:

  • Presidential Medal of Freedom

  • Congressional Gold Medal

  • Rachel Carson Award

  • Numerous dedications


"Where flowers bloom, so does hope."
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Claudia Alta "Lady Bird" Johnson (1912-2007) was an American socialite and First Lady of the United States of America from 1963 to 1969. She was also a successful investor, becoming a millionaire in her own right before her husband, Lyndon Baines Johnson, was elected to office. A pioneer First Lady, Lady Bird was the first to interact directly with Congress, employ her own press secretary and campaign independently from her husband. She is also well known for both her civil rights activism and advocacy for beautifying America’s urban centres and highways.

Background


Claudia Alta was born in east Texas in 1912 to Thomas Jefferson Taylor and Minnie Lee Pattillo, although she was raised by her aunt Effie Pattillo after her mother's death in 1918. When she was a baby, her nursemaid decided she was as "pretty as a lady bird", and the nickname stuck. In 1930, after a brief stint at a women's Episcopal college in Dallas, Lady Bird decided to apply to the University of Texas. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in history with honours in 1933 and a bachelor's degree in journalism with distinction in 1934.

A friend in Austin introduced Lady Bird to Lyndon Baines Johnson, then a 26-year-old Congressional aide, who proposed after their first date. She did not want to rush into marriage, but thanks to his persistence she accepted his proposal ten weeks later. It was Lady Bird's inheritance that funded the launch of her husband's campaign to become a Congressman; when he enlisted in the navy at the start of the Second World War, Lady Bird ran his congressional office. During the war, Lady Bird spent $17,500 of her inheritance to buy a small local radio station in Austin and later expanded to buying a television station in 1952 (in spite of her husband's objections). Lady Bird managed both of those enterprises and in doing so she became a self-made millionaire.

As Second Lady of the United States of America, she acted as a substitute for the First Lady, Jaqueline Kennedy, at a number of events which she would later say prepared her well for her time as First Lady. That time arrived sooner than Lady Bird could ever have expected - after the assassination of John F. Kennedy in 1963 she found herself looking on as her husband was sworn in as President on Air Force One. During her time in the office of First Lady, Lady Bird employed her own press secretary and chief of staff (being the first First Lady to do so). In 1964, she defied death threats during a 1,682-mile tour of the Deep South aboard a chartered train, the Lady Bird Special, to speak directly to those who opposed her husband's recent passage of the Civil Rights Act. In doing so, she became the first President's spouse to campaign independently of her husband; as a native Texan, she later said she had thought it important that someone speak to Southern voters with respect while trying to change as many minds as possible about the necessity of desegregation and the importance of ending racial discrimination.

After the death of her husband in 1973, Lady Bird continued working on a number of personal projects and managing her investments. She spoke out for women's rights at the 1977 National Women's Conference alongside notable activists Betty Friedan and Gloria Steinem, and her environmental activism continued into her later years. Lady Bird died in 2007 at the age of 94 and was buried next to her husband at the Johnson family cemetery in Stonewall, Texas.

Activism


At a time when environmentalism was beginning to enter the American consciousness, Lady Bird was the driving force behind the first administration to concern itself with environmental issues. A staunch nature-lover, she is undoubtedly best remembered for her efforts to beautify America's cities

Lady Bird Johnson watching over her husband, President Lyndon
Baines Johnson, as he signs the Highway Beautification Act into
law (1965).
and highways with the ultimate goal of teaching a nation to treasure and preserve the natural world. As First Lady, she supervised the cleaning of monuments and the planting of flowers in the US capital in an attempt to draw tourists and improve the lives of residents. Her efforts to protect wildflowers and plant millions of them along America's highways inspired many similar programmes across the country.

Lady Bird was also the driving force behind the 1965 Highway Beautification Act, a piece of legislation that aimed to replace highway billboards and junkyards with trees and wildflowers - so much so that the legislation was nicknamed "Lady Bird's Bill". As the first First Lady to lobby congress for the passage of a bill, she gained a reputation as a trailblazer who strongly believed that clean streets and a beautiful environment would make the US a better place to live. The Act brought nature back into the daily lives of millions of citizens, and Lady Bird's campaigning brought the subject of conservation to the public sphere.

Even after her time in the office of First Lady came to a close, Lady Bird continued to campaign for several beautification projects, including Town Lake in Austin (which would later be renamed in her honour), and served on the advisory board of the National Park Service. Together with actress Helen Hayes, she founded the National Wildflower Research Center near Austin, Texas, in 1982 which would later be renamed the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. Today, the wildflower centre is still dedicated to the preservation and use of native plants through research and education. It is often seen as an embodiment of Lady Bird's vision to protect and preserve the natural beauty of the US, both taking care of nature and communities while integrating the two. After founding the centre, Lady Bird would go on to write: "I'm optimistic that the world of native plants will not only survive, but will thrive for environmental and economic reasons, and for reasons of the heart."



The Voice of Forest - Issue I - "The First Lady of Flowers"
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