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by Free Republics
Thu May 09, 2013 2:21 pm
 
Forum: NS Sports
Topic: Di Bradini Cup 27/U21WC48 RP/Roster/Scores Thread
Replies: 83
Views: 5879

Sporting World Team to represent the Federation at the Di Bradini Cup by: Nova Hellstrom The Di Bradini Cup is considered the premier international event for youth soccer. There have been 26 Di Bradini Cups over the years and some of the biggest names in international soccer have won the trophy, wh...
by Free Republics
Thu May 09, 2013 10:24 am
 
Forum: NS Sports
Topic: Di Bradini Cup 27/U21WC48 RP/Roster/Scores Thread
Replies: 83
Views: 5879

Federation of Free Republics U-21 National Soccer Team Formation: 3-1-2-1-3 Style Modifier: +4 Colors: Blue and White Manager: Rule Theriault Assistant: Massimiliano Abdullahi Roster (age in parentheses) Starting Lineup GK: #1 Ausilio Mancini (20) RB: #51 Arnou Labrecque (17) CB: #55 Miroslav Bozek...
by Free Republics
Tue May 07, 2013 2:18 pm
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: Status of Men and Women In Your Military
Replies: 56
Views: 601

There are no restrictions on men or women serving in the Federation Armed Forces. However, we aren't going to lower our standards to let unqualified women in. Yes, you have to pass a test before you can join the Armed Forces in the Federation and it is a very difficult test. 80% of the men that atte...
by Free Republics
Tue May 07, 2013 1:42 pm
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: Legal Drinking Age in Your Nation?
Replies: 67
Views: 741

There is no national drinking age in the Federation. Each Republic sets their own drinking age. Most Republics set the drinking age around 16 and some of them have exceptions to the law allowing younger children to drink legally with parental permission. However, some Republics set the drinking age ...
by Free Republics
Tue May 07, 2013 1:39 pm
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: How does your nation deal with intelligent design?
Replies: 103
Views: 1551

In most of the Republics, education is provided through vouchers and most Republics with voucher programs do not regulate the curriculum of schools. There are Republics where schools are government-run, but government-run schools are considered undesirable because they do a poor job of educating and...
by Free Republics
Tue May 07, 2013 1:29 pm
 
Forum: NS Sports
Topic: Di Bradini Cup 27/U21WC48 Sign-ups [CLOSED]
Replies: 34
Views: 645

The Federation of Free Republics will enter the Di Bradini Cup.

Whether we will debut at World Cup 65 or World Cup 66 as Saintland's puppet is currently unknown.
by Free Republics
Sun May 05, 2013 6:46 pm
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: In what spectrum is your nation: liberalism-conservativism
Replies: 47
Views: 575

Economically, the Federation is right, but probably not far-right. Culturally, we're probably center to center-left. We're tolerant, in the true sense of the word. Political correctness isn't tolerated here, except in the handful of Republics run by the Progressives or Greens, whose members are basi...
by Free Republics
Sun May 05, 2013 6:31 pm
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: Minimum wage in your nation?
Replies: 1219
Views: 35884

There is no minimum wage at the Federation level and most Republics don't have a minimum wage. The Republics that do tend to have higher rates of youth unemployment.
by Free Republics
Sun May 05, 2013 5:30 pm
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: Your nation's views on invading privacy
Replies: 48
Views: 489

The Federation Constitution protects the right to privacy. The original ban on unreasonable searches and seizures was extended to a ban on government surveillance cameras after an outlier Republic controlled by the Progressive Coalition installed cameras everywhere. There was an outcry and the techn...
by Free Republics
Sat May 04, 2013 8:58 am
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: Views on recycling in your nation
Replies: 55
Views: 1018

Recycling is not promoted by the Federation Government or most Republic governments. Its only promoted by the government in a few Republics where the Green Coalition is or has been part of the government. Businesses will pay customers to bring in items for recycling when they deem it to be economica...
by Free Republics
Sat May 04, 2013 8:51 am
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: Technology advancements in your nation?
Replies: 99
Views: 1696

The Federation of Free Republics is a post-modern tech nation. Our technology is roughly 10 years in the future for the most part. We have flying cars, but only for the wealthy. Basically, everybody in the Federation has a 1 gbps or faster unlimited Internet connection on their cell phone and their ...
by Free Republics
Sat May 04, 2013 8:36 am
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: What are the systems of transportation in your nation?
Replies: 52
Views: 679

The Federation Government does not involve itself in transportation. That is a matter for the Republics. Although many Republics experimented with government-owned rail systems in the past, the success of a number of private railroads has largely pushed rail into the private sector. Subways are comm...
by Free Republics
Fri May 03, 2013 7:12 pm
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: Your nations political system
Replies: 29
Views: 316

The Federation of Free Republics is a federation of numerous Republics. The Federation government consists of a legislative branch, an executive branch and a judicial branch. The legislature is bicameral. The Federation Assembly is elected under proportional representation. Every eligible voter in t...
by Free Republics
Fri May 03, 2013 6:54 pm
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: What Economic System Does Your Nation Use?
Replies: 52
Views: 465

The Federation is capitalist. The Federation Constitution requires every Republic to permit freedom of trade with other Republics. Although a few Republics are able to pass regulations, any regulations so onerous as to prevent inter-Republic trade will be invalidated by the Federation level courts a...
by Free Republics
Fri May 03, 2013 12:15 pm
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: International Workers' Day
Replies: 58
Views: 915

In the Federation of Free Republics, that day is only celebrated by supporters of the Communist Party FFR, the Progressive Coalition, the Green Coalition and other leftist groups and in Republics that they control, meaning a very small portion of the Federation. It would be ill-advised to claim that...
by Free Republics
Fri May 03, 2013 11:47 am
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: Immigrants in your nation
Replies: 102
Views: 2427

The Federation welcomes immigrants to our shores. We are a nation of immigrants and we are proud to have a large immigrant population. It is up to the individual Republics to decide whether immigrants can vote and any Republic can choose to bar non-citizens if it wishes. With the prominent exception...
by Free Republics
Fri May 03, 2013 11:03 am
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: largest political parties in your nation?
Replies: 101
Views: 1919

The Federation of Free Republics has numerous political parties, most of which are organized at the Republic level. At the Federation level, parties form coalitions and those parties are elected proportionally to the Federation Assembly. The largest Federation coalitions and parties are: Liberal Coa...
by Free Republics
Fri May 03, 2013 9:42 am
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: What is your nations stance on WMDs
Replies: 84
Views: 1323

The Federation of Free Republics bans the private possession of WMDs at the Federation level. This ban was controversial and required an amendment to the Federation Constitution, which originally prohibited all weapons control legislation. WMDs may be possessed by the Federation Government or by a R...
by Free Republics
Fri May 03, 2013 9:34 am
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: Is Marijuana legal in your nation?
Replies: 198
Views: 2149

Marijuana/Cannabis is legal in most of the Free Republics. This is considered a Republic-level issue. Most Republics permit the sale of the drug to anybody over the local age of majority. That means 16 or 18 in most places. The Republics where the age of majority is 21 or 25 tend to be more socially...
by Free Republics
Fri May 03, 2013 9:23 am
 
Forum: NS Sports
Topic: World Baseball Classic 26 signups [CLOSED]
Replies: 81
Views: 2289

Saintland wrote:In. Puppet to come.


In as puppet of Saintland.
by Free Republics
Fri May 03, 2013 9:20 am
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: Status of Western media in your nation
Replies: 92
Views: 2041

The Federation of Free Republics do not practice censorship, as censorship is prohibited by our Constitution. Western media is commonly available in the Federation, but much of it is considered overly anti-capitalistic or simply of poor quality. If something is considered to be anti-capitalistic pro...
by Free Republics
Fri May 03, 2013 9:11 am
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: Banking and Currency in Your Nation
Replies: 44
Views: 526

The banking system in the Federation of Free Republics is regulated by the Federation Government. The Government issues the thaler, which is a gold-backed currency. Banks are prohibited from practicing fractional-reserve banking and may not lend deposits without the permission of the account holder....
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