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  2. Shffahkia

    NSAS (Nacia Sciiga Agentejo de Sffahkia)

    Jaspar Lemaigre & Guillemin Favre Put on Forced Retirement On Saturday 6th September, two long-time MCC's (Ministres du conseil collectiviste) saw their political carriers officially end as the president forcibly retired them from the Collectivist Council citing their age as a major concern. The two MCC's in question are Guillemin Favre and Jaspar Lemaigre, both boasting political careers that have lasted well over 50 years. How? The President of the Union (PU) has, alongside the President of the Council (PC) and the President of the Chamber of Representatives (PDR), the power to forcibly retire any citizen from a state position if they believe their age to be a serious concern to either their health or their ability to conduct state affairs. The retired has the right to complain and may redirect the issue to a magistrate, coroner or to a higher court depending on the situation. Guillemin Favre, in fact, decided to complain about his forced retirement. In response, a committee will be formed from the CM (Collectif des Ministres) which will decide to either overrule Larue's decision or to sustain it. The committee will have a public hearing on this subject next Monday on 8th of September beginning from 4:00 (approx. 10 am) until 6:25 (approx. 3 pm). Many political analysts say that even if Favre is able to show a medical certificate that proves his continued ability to work, the Committee is unlikely to rule in favor of a politicians already in his 90's. Who are these two MCC's? First, Guillemin Favre was one of the most influential men on the Collectivist Council being credited as the man who "collectivized" the current Shffahkian education system. This feat alone earned him much praise and criticism. His supporters highlight that the current system has effectively eliminated illiteracy and improved test scores nation-wide. His critics, which include the current president herself, lambaste his system saying it focuses more on indoctrination than actual education. Whether or not your an opponent or a proponent of the Favre-style education system, he has still been in some kind office since the 1960's being a part of the wave of young politicians known as the Young 60's. Favre's career zenith was his education reform, however, his staunch support of Nikolao Kondukanto even after hes removal from office is seen as the nadir of his political career. Nevertheless, Guillemin Favre isn't going down without a fight. Although initially withholding much of his criticism of the current president, his forced retirement has made him decide to open the flood gates as he has begun a serious campaign against the "despot of the Senate" demanding her immediate resigning. Secondly, Jaspar Lemaigre was a more quiet public figure never truly distinguishing himself from the rest. His most memorable feat is that he was a part of the Collective Agricultural Committee (CAC) between 1990 and 2003 where he helped optimize Shffahkia's agricultural sector with the implementation of technological innovations en masse. Contrary to his fellow soon-to-be retiree, Jaspar Lemaigre stated that he harbours no ill will against the president in office and that he awaits a sunny retirement from state affairs. Despite not being as vocal about his opposition of Larue, Jaspar Lemaigre has worked against Liberal policies in general all throughout his career. What does this mean for the future? Guillemin Favre and Jaspar Lemaigre might have gone down in different ways but they both were staunch opponents of Larue. Most notably Guillemin Favre was a central opponent of Larue using the Collective Council to block many of her attempts at reform. Many say that they were retired for purely age-related reasons, yet some raise suspicion on whether or not it was intentional. With Favre and Lemaigre gone, the Collectivist Council has two more empty seats to be filled and two less Larue-opposed ministers. Which ever version you believe, the fact is that the Collectivist Council, officially the Shffahkian Council, has two more open seats to be filled once the Senate elections are held. Members of the Collectivist Council or MCC's are appointed by the President of the Union and approved by one of the three other legislatures of Shffahkia: The Federal Senate (SF), The Collective of Ministers (CM) or The Chamber of Representatives (CR). This means that if the current president can manage to fill one of these legislatures with sympathetic voters, they can effectively affect the most important legislature of the Collectivist republic adding more pressure and importance to the coming Senate elections.
  3. Shffahkia

    NSAS (Nacia Sciiga Agentejo de Sffahkia)

    President Larue's speech censored On Sunday 23.9.2018, President Larue gave a speech during the second September government discussions. The government discussions are public discussions where members of the national congress, Shffahkia's tetracameral legislature, discuss public of the direction of Shffahkia. The government discussions are usually ended by the Premier-Dirigeant's speech, however, due to recent political changes, the president of the union has been the one to finish these discussions. The president set several goals to the government that differed from the political norm at the top of which would be ending Isolationism, opening Shffahkian society and moving the nation towards a more liberal direction. According to the Shffahkian council (Conseil Sfakien) these points were against the principles of Collectivism, and therefore, had to be censored. Despite receiving applause and praise throughout the country, Larue's speech has been censored an almost all public formats. The reason why Larue's speech was censored despite her holding the final say on almost all matters of state is the Shffahkian Council. The Shffahkian Council is responsible for the overseeing of the implementation of Collectivism in Shffahkia. The council has on multiple occasion shown dissatisfaction towards Larue and her new government and has also rejected many of her administration's attempts on reform. This face-off between the president and the council shows that the two have vastly different views on Collectivism. This difference can be explained by Larue's rapid rise to power which has left many members of the "old guard" unprepared. How ever change might be coming as and agreed-upon date has been set for the next Senate elections. Within the Larue Amendments, the Senate was granted to use the highest power in the country under the president. This means that if President Larue manages to fill the Senate with enough supporters to get a five to six vote passed, she can appoint new members to the Shffahkian Council which would give her control of two of the four chambers. The censorship directed towards Larue's supporters has revealed a divide within Shffahkia. With the absence of Nikolao Kondukanto who didn't allow political disagreement, Shffahkia is divided into those who believe in Larue's liberal interpretation of Collectivism and to those who support conservative Collectivism.
  4. Shffahkia

    NSAS (Nacia Sciiga Agentejo de Sffahkia)

    Mind your language! - Surveille ton langauge! Départemang de Journalismusse - Département de Journalisme Ils veullent trois vés de saffe. - Ils veullent trois verres de jus. Vouce as délé le doké ? - Tu as partagé le toit ? (une expression) L'amiko mien a raté le lérnéil. - Mon ami a raté l'école.These are all examples of spoken Shffahkian Lysian. Officially, however, Shffahkians are encouraged to speak standard Lysian and to avoid these Shffahkisms which are often considered improper speech. Although Lysian is the official language of Shffahkia, Shffahkian Lysian is often considered its own version of Lysian, and in the most extreme cases, its own language due to its unique pronunciation and vocabulary. During the first 100 or so years of Lysian rule in Shffahkia, Shffahkian Lysian was mostly the same as Lysian spoken in the late 1700's. The first differences in Shffahkian Lysian popped up during the Great Exchange, a period of vast change in Shffahkian Lysian as Shffahkian Creole alongside Alemannic influences began to appear in everyday speech between 1808-1860. Form there onward, Lysian Shffahkian would diverge further from standard Lysian. Easily spotted differences are words that are spelled differently. These are called accepted alternative spellings in Shffahkia; they are mostly the use of -ang instead of -ent at the ends of certain words, such as bâtimang, and the use of k insead of qu, i.e. Sfakie not Sfaquie. Essentially, these boil down into a minimal effort to distinguish Shffahkian Lysian from standard Lysian in the 1800's although standard Lysian is often preferred in academic circles. The only exception is Shffahkia which must always be written with a k. The pronoun "vouce" is often used in place of tu as a way to speak in a more friendly manner as tu is rarely used. Vouce has its roots in the migrant communities of Shffahkia; it popped up into wide use in the 1800's. From Shffahkian Creole, we get words such as doké (toit), vé (verre), pémis (permis), liv (livre) and lalinne (lune du monde). Shffahkian Creole was originally spoken by the slave populace of Shffahkia but it spread, so much so that it influenced Shffahkian Lysian grammar most notably with possessive pronouns and prepositions. Whilst people normally say "mon chat" for my cat, it is common to say "chat mien" in Shffahkia which is grammatically incorrect. It originates from Shffahkian Creole where possessive pronouns become after nouns. Over time, it made its way to the everyday language. Yet another feature of Shffahkian Creole is "da" the feminine version of de which is considered incorrect speech but used widely in Shffahkia. Alemannic influences can be spotted from words such as Saffe/Zaf (jus), Delander/Déler (partager), Flaïsse (porc/bœuf), Flaske/Flasque (Bouteille), Arbrelaine (cotton), gata (rue) and journalismusse (journalisme) The third biggest influence would be Esperanto mostly between 1996 and 2010. Many Lysian words became replaced by Esperanto equivalents during the reign of Nikolao Kondukanto such as lérnéil (école), Faïrestingiste (pompier), voio (chemin, rue, moyen), auto (voiture), brune (marron), amiko (ami/amie), mirinde (agréable), foregiste (une pensée oubliée, utilisé comme le verbe oublier) and many more. These are but a few examples of Shffahkian Lysian. There are also words that don't originate from any foreign influence such as favelle and chemisette. In today's Shffahkia, where classes have become futile, you can often tell from which class someone comes from based on their accent. If they speak proper Lysian and avoid using special vocabulary, they might be from the old upper class, and if they speak using many creole words, they might come from the lower classes. There have been several suggestions about instituting Shffahkian Lysian as the national language but due to its large diversity, most official business in Shffahkia is conducted in proper Lysian. Despite that, Shffahkian Lysian is still spoken in everyday speech by around 86% of the population. Whether or not Shffahkian Lysian will ever receive recognition that doesn't classify it as incorrect remains very unlikely in the current political atmosphere.
  5. Shffahkia

    NSAS (Nacia Sciiga Agentejo de Sffahkia)

    The Larue Amendment to the Delacroix Constitution Following the June Referendum, the government of the Federative Republic of Shffahkia has experienced a grinding halt due to Nikolao Kondukanto contesting the June Referendum which officially removed him from office. However, on June 7th, Nikaloa Kondukanto was able to gather the support of the Conseil Sfakien (Shffahkian Council; one of the four assemblies/chambers of the Shffahkian government which oversees that the principles of Collectivism are followed in everyday governance) which officially condemned the referendum, thereby removing Taillefier Vigier from office after only a week as the new Premier-Dirigeant. Although Vigier was displaced, the Conseil Sfakien did not allow Kundukanto to retake his old position. Nikolao Kondukanto contested the referendum officially on June 6th claiming it was too inaccurate and orchestrated in such a short time: only 4 days, and that the referendum was overall illegitimate due to only 13% of Shffahkians actually voting because of a lack of voting booths. With the referendum contested, the four assemblies of the Shffahkian government officially chose sides. The Conseil Sfakien officially remained neutral, whilst the Collectif des Ministres sided with Nikolao Kondukanto, and the Chambre des Représentants sided against him. The Sénat Fédéral (Federal Senate) was split and was not able to chose side. This led to Shffahkia's government grinding to a halt. For most nation, this wouldn't be as big of a problem, but due to the interconnectedness of everything to the government in Shffahkia, its consequences were felt throughout the country: schools were closed, access to electricity almost vanished from the largest cities and food shipments to excluded villages were cancelled which almost led to a small famine. On August 9th, Adélaïde Larue officially disbanded the Federal Senate, one of the few powers the president has in Shffahkia. She then proceeded to pass the "Suspend the Delacroix Constitution Act" and with only one vote, which was her own, suspended the constitution made by the creator of the first Collectivist country. With no Premier-Dirigeant to resist the Act, the three other assemblies were powerless to stop it. The Delacroix Constitution is considered the source of legitimacy of the government, the justification for their actions, and by suspending it, Larue suspended law itself in the country. For the next week until August 16th, Shffahkia was officially in martial law. On August the 17th, however, the Larue Amendment was officially introduced and passed by the senate, and because it was unanimous with 100% of the Federal Senate supporting it, no other assembly could stop it. The official vote count was: one in favor, zero against. The Larue Amendment had but one effect: it combined the roles of Premier-Dirigeant and Présdient into one role: Président. As the acting president, Larue officially replaced Taillifier Vigier as the official leader of Shffahkia who can now act with impunity. She then proceeded to replace many members in all four assemblies until her supporters composed the majority in all of them. After August 17th, many of Nikolao Kondukanto's policies were removed the most infamous of which were the Esperanto Policies. On August 21st, the situation had stabilized and Lysian was reintroduced as the sole official language of Shffahkia. For many this situation still remains almost inconceivable as it was thought that no one could make amendments to the Delacroix Constitution. After all, it was considered the corner stone of Shffahkia and the very document that gives the government its authority. More inconceivable is the fact that the few power checks Nikolao Kondukanto and Duncan Delacroix had no longer apply to Larue. It still remains to be seen which direction Larue will take Shffahkia with her unchecked power but she has been able to get the government working again which means that it is time for life to return to normal for the time being.
  6. Shffahkia

    Manamana League

    From the third limousine, which is more or less a heavily armored vehicle that's been made to look like a limousine, steps out Adélaïde Larue, the representative of Shffahkia. She walks up the stairs and shakes the hands of the representatives from @Synturia and @Sunset Sea Islands also exchanging pleasantries with them after which she proceeds to go into the building.
  7. Shffahkia

    UENA Nations League

    Team nickname : Outside Shffahkia: The Shffahkia Jaguars, in Shffahkia: Les Jaguars Team colours: Gold and Red Team coach: Olivier Iesus Pettigrew Team players: Yitzhak Bellamy Ovidius Faure (Captain) Andrew Beaulieu Norbert Bélanger Corentin Bernard Placide Lémieux Germanus Paternoster Iakovu Sourd Abessa Pelletier Cainan Mullins Jubal Morel
  8. Shffahkia

    UENA Nations League

    You know a Brazil based nation's got to participate. I am in.
  9. Shffahkia

    NSAS (Nacia Sciiga Agentejo de Sffahkia)

    Referendum Results in! The Weekend referendum held on Saturday and Sunday to decide upon the new leader of Shffahkia has come to a close and votes have been counted. The referendum was a result of the Senate giving a vote of no confidence to Nikolao Kondukanto after a school fiasco turned into nationwide demonstrations against his proposed new culture and new language. Opposing him was Taillefer Vigier, a member of the science committee of Shffahkia who is also known as the iron-works politician due to his background as a worker in the iron industry. He ran a large campaign against Kondukanto attacking his policies and criticizing him for his zero tolerance -policy against criticism. The referendum showed that 78% voted in favor of a change in leadership and 16% voting in favor of keeping the current leader. 6% abstained from voting on the referendum. Taillefer Vigier made great promises during his inauguration such as introducing a national currency, ending Isolationism and revisiting many of the pointless and oppressive laws introduced by Kondukanto in his 25 years in office. The reason why this article is so short is because upon inauguration, Taillefer Vigier has officially discontinued the NSAS. This is from the whole NSAS team saying "it has been a blast bringing you government propaganda, we wish you the best and stay inside as the weather forecast is sunny with a chance of rain."
  10. The bank heist of The Capital Trust Bank bank or BFC (La banque de fiducie de capital) of 1948. Port-Réel December 10th, 1948. It was pouring rain. The bank manager of the Capital Trust bank was on edge. Someone had threatened his life and those around him over the past few months. Just four days prior, a letter, one of recent many, was sent to his personal residence demanding a sum of $6 million or his house would be blown up with dynamite. The letter was made up of characters cut out and pasted from Newspapers. Police were notified; and indeed they kept a close eye on the bank and his home; though, this did not ease the mind of the bank manager who shared his concerns with his branch employees. Now of course, this is 1940's Shffahkia, and work is work; the show must go on. With this in mind, the bank manager went on with his duties, sending four of his employees to the nearby car factory to make a scheduled drop. So off they went, taking the company car, but not long after leaving the bank, the four heard police sirens approaching. At that very moment they happened to be next to a prison of all places. A police officer screeched to a halt in front of the car, and frantically got off his motorcycle to warn them. The branch manager’s home had just been blown up, people were injured; and some presumably worse. Despite police monitoring the locations, the perpetrator was still able to carry out his threat. But it wasn’t over, additional threats were made. The bank in particular was now a target and branch employees were at risk, especially those who had left the bank earlier to carry out bank duties in clearly-marked company cars. Their car needed to be searched. The officer got down underneath to check the car, but before he could do a proper search, an employee started noticing smoke and flames emerging from the vehicle. Fearing the car was about to explode, the officer desperately tried to roll out of the way. Everyone ran as fast as they could to safety, retreating behind the prison walls. They waited and waited for the explosion. But there was no explosion. They looked back…. and realized the company car was gone. The police officer was gone. Had he moved the car to safety? Confused, they called the Capital Trust bank to find out what was going on. To their relief, the bank manager answered; he was alive and well. In fact, everything was fine there; the bank manager’s home was never blown up. As the adrenaline wore off, it finally dawned on them what had happened. This was the moment the perpetrator had been setting up the past few months. Disguised as a police officer, he had now gotten away with what was to be the bonus payments of 523 BFC employees; the stolen amount totalled to 6 million, the exact amount he had asked for. On the ground they found various items left behind including a warning flare that the officer must have ignited while under the car, to mimic dynamite. Many different items were scattered on scene and would normally be beneficial, but this was purposely done to mislead the investigation. This worked. The case remained officially unsolved but word on the street was that a small time crook by the name of Delacroix had orchestrated and committed the heist bringing with him a large sum of money. Some say this was the greatest heist in Shffahkian history; there was no loss of life, no blood spilt; the plan meticulously carried out by a single person; and in the end the money taken. But, during his years as Premier-Dirigeant, Delacroix admitted officially to have committed the heist and to have used the money to fund the revolution.
  11. Discrours de Victoire après la Prise de Port-Réel - Victory speech after the taking of Port-Réel. The following is the victory speech given in 1950 by Duncan Delacroix, the first Premier-Dirigeant of Shffahkia, after the successful taking of Port-Réel, the then capital of Shffahkia, but to understand it completely one must know the context it was given in. The speech, although a victory speech, was a call to arms for the coming conflict. Port-Réel was the heart of Shffahkia in the État de Janvier, or "the January State", the locomotive of Shffahkia. More than 50% of the population lived in État de Janvier. Port-Réel had never before fallen. This feat was in every way detrimental. Income inequality was at an all time high: over 17% of the population lived under extreme poverty due to dismal minimal wages the government supported. Shffahkian society was devided into the frowned-upon poor, the almost non-existent middle class and the top 0,1% who controlled everything from the food supply to the parliament. Delacroix, along with most other leftists was strongly against the Church for its failures to help anyone. Instead of helping the church prayed for their well-being whilst filling their coffers with taxes it gathered from members.One year before in 1949 the Shffahkians markets crashed which caused food prices to skyrocket leaving a fifth of the entire population unable to afford food. This caused famine. Malnourished workers were a common sight. Water was barely drinkable due to pollution. With such horrific conditions, many turned to crime including Duncan Delacroix. Many early Collectivist politicians had criminal records: some for peaceful rallies others for murder. Especially Syndicalists were engaged in the black market which was where Delacroix earned his living. Delacroix picked up Ultra-Collectivism from "Le Manifeste collectif du People", after which, he began organizing Collectivist demonstrations and other activities. It is within this context that the victory speech of Port-Réel in 1950 takes place in. Discrours de Victoire après la Prise de Port-Réel 1950 par Duncan Delacroix «Dehors les ennemis, ils ont passé plus de temps à s'entraîner que vous avez été en vie. Ils sont éduqués, ils sont prospères, et à la fin de cette guerre chacun d'entre eux sera mort car nous les surpassons en nombre de neuf à un. Vous voyez, nos adversaires sont probablement les hommes les plus forts et les plus sages à Shffahkia, mais ils ne sont pas des soldats. Pas comme vous ou moi. Ces membres de la bourgeoisie vivent dans leurs tours d'ivoire qu'ils ont construites avec leurs richesses pour nous isoler. Il n'y a pas de pollution, pas de guerres, pas de désastre et pas de famine dans le paradis qu'ils ont créé avec leurs richesses pour eux-mêmes. On ne peut cependant pas en dire autant de l'enfer au sommet duquel le paradis a été construit. Le lien entre eux et leurs travailleurs, le prolétariat, les a transformés en puissants capitaines d'industrie. Ce lien prendra fin aujourd'hui! Ils croient que nous sommes en dessous d'eux et que nos philosophies sont complètement monstrueuses. Ils croient qu'avec la puissance de leur richesse et de leur spiritualité, leur "Dieu", ils peuvent effacer l'égalité et le collectivisme de l'existence. Ils ont tort. Alors qu'ils sont assis autour de se farcir le visage avec de la nourriture qui tombe pratiquement dans leurs genoux et boire les meilleurs vins, nous nous sommes battus tous les jours dans la faim pour de simples morceaux de pain et boire de l'eau polluée. Alors qu'ils chantaient les histoires du succès du capitalisme et priaient leur Dieu, nous avons vu nos enfants dépérir de la famine ou mourir de la consommation d'eau polluée. Alors qu'ils sont assis dans leurs fauteuils confortables, nous nous sommes accrochés désespérément à chaque petite chose pour joindre les deux bouts. Et quand les gens ont demandé l'aide du gouvernement, qu'ont-ils fait? Ils étaient simplement assis dans leurs confortables fauteuils. Notre souffrance est devenue notre force. Malgré leurs meilleures tentatives et leur «Dieu» et même notre collègue prolétariat, le collectivisme et les collectivistes sont forts. Nous pouvons supporter n'importe quoi, un fait que ces fichus imbéciles de l'industrie ne comprennent pas. Laissez-nous éclairer ces capitaines d'industrie quant à l'esprit inflexible du prolétariat. Dans toutes vos veines coulent le sang des généraux, des soldats et des meurtriers dans ce monde d'inégalité. Déchiquetez leurs corps avec une tempête de plomb Déchirez leurs organes avec vos baïonnettes! Écrasez leurs crânes sous vos bottes! La mort à la bourgeoisie et la fin de l'oppression!"» Victory speech after the taking of Port-Réel 1950 by Duncan Delacroix "Our foes, they have spent more of time training than you've all been alive. They're educated, they're prosperous, and by the end of this war every single one of them will be dead, for we outnumber them nine to one. You see, our opponents are probably the strongest and most wise men in Shffahkia, but they are no soldiers. Not like you or me. These members of the Bourgeoisie live in their ivory towers they've built with their riches to segregate us. There is no pollution, no wars, no disaster and no famine in the paradise they've created with their riches for themselves. The same, however, cannot be said as to the hell on top of which the paradise was built. The bond between them and their workers, the proletariat, formed them into mighty captains of industry. This bond shall end today! They believe us to be beneath them and our philosophies to be completely monstrous. They believe that, with the power of their wealth and their spirituality, their "God", they can wipe equality and Collectivism from existence. They are wrong. While they have been sitting around stuffing their faces with food that practically falls into their laps and drinking the finest wines, we have been fighting every day in hunger for mere scraps of bread and drinking polluted water. While they have been singing tales of the successes of Capitalism and praying to their God, we have watched our children wither away to husks from starvation or die from drinking polluted water. While they have sat in their comfortable chairs, we have clung desperately to every little thing to make ends meat. And when the people reached out to the government for help, what did they do? They simply sat in their comfortable chairs. Our suffering has become our strength. Despite their best attempts and their "God" and even our fellow proletariat, Collectivism and collectivists stand strong. We can endure anything, a fact that those sorry fools of industry do not comprehend. Let us enlighten these fools of industry as to the unyielding spirit of the proletariat. Within all of your veins flow the blood of generals, soldiers and murderers. Shred their bodies with a storm of lead! Tear their organs out with your bayonets! Crush their skulls underneath your boots! Death to the Bourgeoisie and an end to the oppression!"
  12. Ultra-Collectivism (In progress DNR) Ultra-collectivism also referred to as Socialist-Collectivism and Socialism-Collectivism is the state ideology of Shffahkia based on the principles of Collectivism. Ultra-Collectivism in Shffahkia has gone through many changes so much so that it has several non-collective ideas in it such as economical minimalism, Isolationism and environmentalism. Collectivism itself isn't Liberal, Conservative, Left or Right. Ultra-Collectivism, however, has influences from Communism, Socialism, Marxism and Syndicalism as these were the ideologies shaping it during its creation. Ultra-Collectivism first appeared in the 1921 book "La Vision d'Un Monde Égal". Originally, it wasn't left nor right and Le Chevalier criticized the oppression committed by the rich and not Capitalism itself. In 1923, the book, Le Manifeste Collectif du Peuple, established Ultra-Collectivism as a political thought of the left. In Ultra-Collectivism individual pursuits must align with the Collective and benefit it, otherwise they are seen as useless. This pragmatic approach is typical to the Shffahkian mindset where useless and wasteful ideas and objects are simply thrown away. Also all must be included in the collective which means people are encouraged to work together. Economical Minimalism, Environmentalism, Militarism & Isolationism in Ultra-Collectivism can be explained by the Domino Effect -theory according to which Shffahkia would be the first domino in the Collectivist revolution after which others would follow. This, however, never happened. Shffahkia was alone with its ideology and soon the belief of the Domino Effect was replaced by to the fear of the outside. The belief that Shffahkia would one day be invaded by the outside world and the revolution be wiped out consumed the nation which drove Shffahkia to embrace Isolationism and Militarism. This embrace was only strengthened by the oil scare where oil production stopped for a moment bringing the market down with it. The oil crash proved Capitalism and the outside world to be far too unstable to be trusted. Delacroix had made initial preparations to enter Isolationism but nothing goes perfect. Shffahkia focused its resources and began using them even more frugally and instigated recycling as mandatory. Shffahkia's planned economy showed promise as slowly Shffahkia lessened its oil dependency by investing in Nuclear, Solar and Wind energy. During Isolationism, economic Minimalism became one of the most important influences of Ultra-Collectivism as everything needed to be used frugally. This lead to today's delandets ekonomi or Sharing economy where instead of owning their own cars, drills or other rarely used products, they share them in collective "pools". This minimalist approach makes estimating Shffahkia's GDP extremely difficult because according to Ultra-Collectivism an items value is determined by the amount of time and labor that went into it. In Ultra-Collectivism, food and other necessities are provided by the government in exchange for labor. In Capitalism and other Socialist ideologies it is seen as necessary to produce a lot, in Ultra-Collectivism, on the other side, it is seen as important to produce less and use even less. It is also seen as important to allow workers to see the end result of their labor. Despite this approach, Shffahkia produces a lot in order to satisfy the needs of its people such as smartphones, vehicles and entertainment which the public often demands more of. Economic Minimalism brought with it recycling as wastefulness became one of the most frowned upon behaviors. Shffahkians recycle their trash meticulously as to not waste anything. During this period, Environmentalism became a note-worthy influence in Ultra-Collectivism as nature became an escape of sorts from the hassle of the city. Shffahkian Militarism is a direct result of Isolationism and the fear of the outside world invading. Shffahkians typically have 3 educations: one Military Education and two educations they've chosen themselves. Military education begins from the age of 17 and ends at the age of 30 for all. Despite the military education seemingly lasting extremely long, it is rather lax and contains much free time. Shffahkians usually complete their first education and begin their second one whilst in military service. All Shffahkians are required by law to posses a firearm and to know how to use, at the very least, an AK-47. Shffahkia produces AK-47's for "civilians" because of its unmatched versatility whilst the army uses different weapons. In the event of an invasion all Shffahkians would be ready to fight. It is believed that all Shffahkians should fight for the Collective which has made Shffahkia all the more Militaristic for it. During diplomatically trying times the government will issue and order for all Shffahkians to carry a firearm with them at all times. Development and Innovations are considered crucial for the prosperity of the collective. Innovation is considered a core value of Shffahkia which drives development. Shffahkia rewards innovation and labor in many different ways such as higher social status, better accommodations and medals and other prices. Innovation is the first thing when thinking of production if it's not innovative it won't be produced as much as if it were. Major innovators are elevated to the top of their industries where they'll often have significant influence on the direction of new innovations, however, people who do not keep innovating easily loose this position.
  13. Shffahkia

    Application: Shffahkia

    Nation in Europa: Shffahkia Flag: Capitals' names: Port-Réel and (Ville de) Sfakia Capital locations: Port-Réel coastal & (Ville de) Sfakia inland. Factbook link: Newsroom link: Culture: Primarily French also includes: Indigenous cultures such as Carajà (and Swedish, German among other small migrant communities.) Climate: Tropical/Temperate Location History: Originally inhabited by indigenous people but then they were colonized by Lysian colonizers from @Fleur de Lys. After independence, immigration from all around brought several minorities to Shffahkia since it granted citizenship to everyone born within its borders. Requested area that I want my nation to have/be located in is circled in blue. The island circled in blue, if i get it, would be a relic of colonial rule which was seeded to me after the Fleur de Lys lost interest in colonization and it was more trouble than its worth.
  14. Shffahkia

    Application: Shffahkia

    In light of these concerns coupled with the fact that I had no previous knowledge of the canal and after a while of reflection, I have decided to withdraw my claim for that land and will be looking for a freer location elsewhere to stake my claim.
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