Current Roleplaying of our member:
-Allanea - CAPINTERN Hosts 1st Global Capitalist Conference - Open to all G20 members.
-Of the Quendi - Britannia-Quendi Imperial Marriage - MT, Open.
-Of the Quendi - A new Quendi State - MT, Open.
-Of the Quendi - An Envoyage to Natho
-Of the Quendi - Nukes and Brides
-Of the Quendi - Yet a meeting of Monarchs - Open to Monarchy Only.
-Noordeinde - Roosevelt meets Komorowski - Closed.
Our Member's Quotes of the Week
Grays Harbor wrote:
Our thoughts on this matter are currently under consideration. We are working on some initial criteria as to membership in the Internal Council.
1.) Size Matters Little
A nations size has less to do with their economic power and political accumen than does their actual ability. A small nation with wise leadership and a strong economy, therefore, would be of more value to us here than a large nation with self-centered morons leading them, or a huge nation with a barely viable economy. We believe that should go without saying.
2.) Willing To Trade
A nation can have the best economy going, but if they are unwilling to trade, to export their goods and services, and to permit the importation of other goods and services, then they are of little use to us.
3.) Stable Currency
A common misconception is that "stable" equates with "high value". That is often not the case. A currency that trades at 150 (whatever) to 1 Crown, and remains like that is much more desireable than a currency that flucuates wildly between 1 and 5 to 1 Crown on a daily basis. Unstable currencies make trade more difficult, and as such we would either prefer to avoid them or offer to help stabilize their currency. Which they choose is up to them.
4.) Willingness to Work
A nation can have the biggest baddest strongest economy going, but id they are unwilling to step up and work with other nations, then they are of little use to us.
5.) Willingness to Accept
A nation of a particular political ideology, any ideology, that has a strong economy and trade, but is unwilling to trade or work with any other ideology is useless to us. At firsdt glance, our membership here so far is rather diverse as to political ideologies, but we appear to share a common cause of promoting economic stability and prosperity. That is what is required, not political hacks who would rather spout their political diatribes or declare war at the drop of a hat.
It is not our goal to make this economic council some exclusive "gentlemans club", but an active and viable economic power which can influence and guide all nations to economic prosperity. The Internal Council and G20 as a whole should be the beacons, the guiding stars, for any nation wishing to become more involved in international trade to the benefit of all.
In other words, governments with a bit of economic common sense is who we seek.
Lord Thomas Green-Simmons
Ambassador to the G20
Machina Haruspex wrote:
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The Sovereign Imperium of Machina HaruspexMinistry of Diplomatic Affairs___________________________________
Addressed To: The COMCON
Subject: The Imperial Fascist Alliance
In response to the declaration by the COMCON,
The major problem confronting the people of the IFA and free peoples everywhere in the last half of the 20th century is the threat to peace and freedom presented by the militant aggressiveness of international communism. A major weakness in this struggle is lack of adequate understanding of the character of the challenge which communism presents.
I am convinced that we are on the right side in this struggle and that we are well ahead now in its major aspects. But if we are to maintain our advantage and assure victory in the struggle, we must develop, not only among the leaders, but among the people of the free world a better understanding of the threat which confronts us.
The question is not one of being for or against communism. The time is long past when any significant number of citizenry contend that communism is no particular concern of theirs. Few can still believe that communism is simply a curious and twisted philosophy which happens to appeal to a certain number of zealots but which constitutes no serious threat to the interests or ideals of free society.
The days of indifference are gone. The danger today in our attitude toward communism is of a very different kind. We see the obvious dangers. We recognize that we must retain our present military and economic advantage over the Communist nations, an advantage which deters a hot war and which counters the Communist threat in the aggressions to come. There is no question that the free people of the IFA generally will support whatever programs our leaders initiate in these fields.
What we must realize is that this struggle probably will not be decided in the military, economic, or scientific areas, important as these are. The battle in which we are engaged is primarily one of ideas. The test is one not so much of arms but of faith.
If we are to win a contest of ideas we must know their ideas as well as our own. Our knowledge must not be superficial. We cannot be content with simply an intuition that communism is wrong. It is not enough to rest our case alone on the assertions, true as they are, that communism denies God, enslaves men, and destroys justice.
We must recognize that the appeal of the Communist idea is not to the masses, as the Communists would have us believe, but more often to an intelligent minority in newly developing countries who are trying to decide which system offers the best and surest road to progress.
We must cut through the exterior to the very heart of the Communist idea. We must come to understand the weaknesses of communism as a system - why after more than 60 years on trial it continues to disappoint so many aspirations, why it has failed in its promise of equality in abundance, why it has produced a whole library of disillusionment and a steady stream of men, women, and children seeking to escape its blight.
But we must also come to understand its strength - why it has so securely entrenched itself in the vast realm of nations before us, why it has been able to accomplish what it has in the field of education and science, why in some of the problem areas of the world it continues to appeal to leaders aspiring to a better life for their people?
If the free world is to win this struggle, we must have men and women who not only are against communism but who know why they are against it and who know what they are going to do about it. Communism is a false idea, and the answer to a false idea is truth, not ignorance.
Katsuya Valk Zun
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Chel'de Yorn, Hattusa Ward, District 2
Sovereign Imperium of Machina Haruspex
What is the Global 20 NS?
The Global Twenty (G-20 NS) Finance Ministers (or equivalent) and Representative of national member group was established to bring together important industrialized, developed and major developing economies together to discuss key issues in NationStates global economy.
The G-20 NS is the premier forum for our international economic development that promotes open and constructive discussion between advanced-developed and major emerging-market nations on key issues related to nationstates global economic in conjunction to diplomatic stability. By contributing to the strengthening of the international financial architecture and providing opportunities for dialogue on national policies, international co-operation, and international financial institutions, the G-20 NS helps to support growth and development across NationStates.
The G-20 NS was created as a response to the emerging and growing international communities within NationStates. Both in terms of diplomatic and economic in-depth of NationStates.
The G-20 NS is the final solution to the growing question of how to identify whether a nation is an advanced and developed nation or an underdeveloped and overpopulated impoverished nation.
The G-20 NS only accepted the application of Innovative, Economically Developed, Influential - economically and politically, and Advanced Role-Playing nations, regardless of its ideology (capitalism, communism, socialism, fascism, etc.) and population (in terms of quantity).
System of Membership Rotation
Unlike most other international groups in NationStates, The G-20 NS will frequently inspect the eligibility of its current member, by way of vote within its Internal Council.
The Internal Council of the G20 NS are 5 (five) of the most influential members within the group selected by vote with in-depth IC discussion by the G20 NS's 20 (twenty) members.
Meetings and activities
It is normal practice for the G-20 NS finance ministers and ambassadors to meet once a week. The ministers' and ambassadors' meeting is usually preceded by two deputies' meetings and extensive technical work. This technical work takes the form of International diplomatic and economic review (Both IC in conjunction with OOC), reports and case studies on specific subjects (whether the subject nation is a member or not), that aim to provide ministers and governors with contemporary analysis and insights, to better inform their consideration of policy challenges and options within NationStates.