Do you have any preferences for which city the semi-official regional capital should be? I’d think the Water Quarter (Upfalls) in the city of First Creek Falls would make the most sense, but it is really up to you. Or you could build a new city to be the semi-official regional capital, kind of like what Brazil and Nigeria did, or what Egypt is doing.
Annieke Willinkvoorde is the bachelorette of the third level, Wijnstad
Born mute, Annieke can't talk with voice but she has a special nanotech that translates her thoughts into an audio voice which makes her "talk" but without opening her mouth. She is an architect and engineer at the local flood control center. Her parents are Stefan Willinkvoorde and Marieke Willinkvoorde (née Ietswaard)
Khristyna Heorhiyivna Lukyanenko is the bachelorette of the fourth level, Vashka
Khristyna is a beautiful, smart and hot-tempered female guard of Northern Vashka Radioactive Exclusion Zone, she has forced by her parents to join military, she tried to refuse but she failed to convince her parents. Her parents are Ruslan and Tamara Lukyanenko
I like this idea as well. Someone came up with the term "Governing City". Since the Founder isn't always about perhaps this could reside with the current Delegate and if ever a new Delegate should come into office then the City would reside in their nation.
Edit: another thought. Create a new nation and designate it a meeting place.
we have precisely three population centers large enough to be considered one. these are our space port complex, our major university cluster, and last, though most centrally located, our government and convention location.
instead our vast majority of population lives in tiny (but technically advanced) villages, each within walking distance of at least one other, each indipendently representing the consensus of its inhabitants and linked primarily by infrastructure of very small form factor public transportation.
the only reasons we even have a national government is to protect the rights of individuals to relocate if their village gets too extreme for their happiness and comfort, the health and diversity of their natural surroundings, and a network of infrastructure which respects that while serving everyone.
also to facilitate positive interaction with with other governments. actually we don't go out of our way to form such relationships, but do everything in our power to keep such relationships peaceful and mutually bennificial.
it is the intersection between infrastructure and environment that is almost the whole of our focus. though civil liberties and technological innovation are also sources of pride and gratification.
economics only applies to nature recycling itself and its bennifits and greatness is meaningless.
our principal thoughts about a regional center would be the infrastructure to get there. by teleportation booth or single-ship, if we're in a hurry, or by surface rail, or other guideway based public transit, or grav-sled, when we want to enjoy the scenery.
We have 30 Psychotic Dictatorships presently residing in Forest, which make up around 6.61% of our residents. At the time of the S2 card series, the global percentage was 6.12%, so out of all the government types there are, it's actually tied for second-closest to the global normal!
While those are in line with global norms, we do have a some pretty major variances here in Forest when compared with the global numbers from S2. Of the 27 types of government...
The top five where we exceed global norms are Liberal Democratic Socialists (2.98 times), Libertarian Police States (2.81 times), Left-wing Utopias (2.46 times), Scandinavian Liberal Paradises (1.82 times), and Democratic Socialists (1.77 times)
The top five where we are most below global norms are Capitalist Paradises (0.48 times), Corporate Bordellos (0.50 times), New York Times Democracies (0.53 times), Inoffensive Centrist Democracies (0.57 times), and Corporate Police States (0.60 times).
Our most "spot on" is Compulsory Consumerist States, for which we precisely match the global percent. Psychotic Dictatorships and Civil Rights Love Fests are tied for the next closest to normal, at 1.08 times normal each.
I didn't include calculations for the 7 government types we have fewer than 5 representatives of, as those numbers are just not big enough to be reliable.
Our total counts, as of this posting, are as follows:
65 Democratic Socialists 14.32% 58 Inoffensive Centrist Democracies 12.78% 43 Liberal Democratic Socialists 9.47% 38 Left-wing Utopias 8.37% 30 Psychotic Dictatorships 6.61% 29 Father or Mother Knows Best States 6.39% 28 Civil Rights Love Fests 6.17% 23 Iron Fist Consumerists 5.07% 18 New York Times Democracies 3.96% 17 Scandanavian Liberal Paradises 3.74% 14 Anarchies 3.08% 14 Left-Leaning College States 3.08% 12 Moralistic Democracies 2.64% 11 Authoritarian Democracies 2.42% 11 Corrupt Dictatorships 2.42% 7 Compulsory Consumerist States 1.54% 6 Capitalist Paradises 1.32% 6 Corporate Police States 1.32% 6 Libertarian Police States 1.32% 5 Corporate Bordellos 1.10% 4 Capitalizts 0.88% 2 Conservative Democracies 0.44% 2 Iron Fist Socialists 0.44% 2 Right-wing Utopias 0.44% 1 Benevolent Dictatorship 0.22% 1 Free-Market Paradise 0.22% 1 Tyranny by Majority 0.22%
I just received an issue entitled “Bye Bye to the Birdies?” and I just noticed that it was written by Frieden-und-Freudenland and edited by Ransium. I know it’s a small world, but who’d have thought how small the NS world is!
I'd go so far as to say it's the largest regional collection of issue authors, editors, and other issue players in the game currently. @Barael If you look at authors and editors of the issues you receive, you'll start to recognize a lot of Forestians.
Not much has happened here for a few days. Also, as the Diplomatic Root, I have the responsibility to check up on ambassadors. Unfortunately it seems you were not on any of the official lists of ambassadors, so would you please remind us of the region you are the ambassador to, and also please confirm if you wish to stay as the ambassador.
Ohhhh. They didn't seem to mention in any of their factbooks that they are a puppet, nor do they have the symbol showing that they are from another region, so I assumed they were a Forester. Never mind
Edit: I’m really bored, and there haven’t been many big discussions for awhile. Could we decide on something to debate about?
The fact that there are quite a few Forestian issue writers and editors is what made me notice Forest in the first place. When I did finally look at Forest, I decided it was better than where I had first moved for me, and I've been here ever since.
Same tbh. I honestly wouldn't have joined Forest if any of these three factors weren't at play: 1) What little life my home region had was dying, 2) I wanted to expand the Forest Cabal of authors, and 3) I am a tree hugger.