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[Draft]A Wondrous Issue

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[Draft]A Wondrous Issue

Postby The Grene Knyght » Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:49 am

Found this issue I had started working on saved deep in my google drive. Needs some work, but any initial suggestions?

[Title]A Wondrous Issue
[Debate]After a recent disaster in Macronesia, the World Assembly Tourism Committee is naming a new official seventh wonder of the world and is calling for nations to submit possibilities. The tourism department of @@NAME@@ has brought together a focus group to help select one for you to submit.

[Option 1]"Fortune and glory, @@LEADER@@," whip-cracks Professor Joanna Indiana, an adjunct educator at @@CAPITAL@@ University. "I've been studying the Ziggurats of @@Animal@@ Desert for decades now, and they're the perfect candidate. Sure, they may not be as tall as the pyramids of Maxtopia, or as ancient as the Conical Terraced Burial-Mounds of Núi Và Sông, but a marketing campaign here, and a budget boost there, and soon the whole world will know of the glorious culture of ancient @@NATION@@.
[Fallout]Any pile of stones is apt to be named a wonder of the world

[Option 2][Validity:Computers]"Pah, who cares about all that old stuff," responds a culturally-apathetic teen. "We should name something new and modern as world wonder. How about the internet? The sum total of all human knowledge contained inside a massive international infrastructure and accessible to all people is the most amazing thing we've ever built! Look, I'm browsing it while I'm talking to you right now!"
[Fallout]

[Option 3]"Don't you remember what happened to the old seventh wonder?" rhetorically Park Ranger @@RANDOMNAME@@ "Need I remind you that Macronesia is one of the places worst affected by climate change? We should draw attention to this by naming a natural wonder as the seventh world wonder. How about the Great Gully in Violetstone national park?"
[Fallout]

[Option 4][Validity: Capitalism+Gambling]"Look, wherever you choose, you're going to have to pay for its upkeep, or risk becoming an international laughing stock," says @@RANDOMNAME, owner and manager of a large casino. "Why not support some local industry instead, by naming my mega-casino a world wonder. It's got everything you could want; a million metres squared of neon lights and round-the-clock entertainment, complete with 2:1 scale models of all the other world wonders. You get all economic benefit of more tourism, with none of the drawbacks in maintenance. Everyone wins, especially the house!"
[Fallout]

[Option 5][Validity: Socialist]"Bourgeois decadence!" Cries your Commissar of Monuments, Tito McYugo. "We should commission a whole series of new monuments, not motivated by greed but to show the world the glories of the revolution, in modern art styles to show people that socialism is the way of the future."
[Fallout]The government is dotting the countryside with concrete monstrosities

[Option 6][Validity: Not in WA]"Am I reading this right? Has the world gone nuts? This is exactly why we aren't a member of the World Assembly in the first place," cries ex-WAxit campaigner @@random name@@ "There are far more important issues right now than this glorified globalist vanity contest."
     
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Postby Baggieland » Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:29 am

The Grene Knyght wrote:After a recent disaster in Macronesia, the World Assembly Tourism Committee is naming a new official seventh wonder of the world and is calling for nations to submit possibilities. The tourism department of @@NAME@@ has brought together a focus group to help select one for you to submit.

What has an unnamed disaster in Macronesia got to do with NAME? This intro needs a lot of work done to it to explain the connection.

The Grene Knyght wrote:"Am I reading this right? Has the world gone nuts? This is exactly why we aren't a member of the World Assembly in the first place," cries ex-WAxit campaigner @@random name@@ "There are far more important issues right now than this glorified globalist vanity contest."

What does this option do? Every option must propose some kind of action.

Each option requires a fallout line.
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Postby Candlewhisper Archive » Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:48 am

If we're saying one of the ancient wonders of the world has been destroyed, then the list wouldn't change. After all, of Herodotus' seven wonders, only the Pyramids remain, and nobody felt the need to fill in the gaps as the other six were destroyed, one by one.

If we're talking a modern list of "seven new wonders", well it's all down to who is compiling the list. Regardless, list compilers generally don't replace a missing entry when it gets destroyed, rather someone just makes another list later. If we're saying it's the World Assembly Tourist Committee (which may not exist, I think, though I am happy to be corrected - by precedent we've agreed we don't invent organisations for the WA in Issueland), then why is it Leader's decision to decide what THEY decide?

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Postby Candensia » Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:15 pm

So I’m just going to pop in and lend you my thoughts.

Regarding the possibility that the WA would be the body seeking nominations from nations for a new world wonder, the committees that would likely be responsible would probably be

Global Emigration, Security, Travel and Passport Organisation [GESTAPO, aka Passport Organisation]

or

International Trade Administration (ITA)

or

WA Trust for Cultural Heritage (WATCH)


Now I do have an...interesting idea. And it is that perhaps this issue could chain off of #643, in which @@NAME@@ has the opportunity to construct a national wonder.

Perhaps we could see an option to nominate the national wonder chosen for construction in #643 for broader recognition on the world stage?

Now that would be quite a large number of doppleganger options, but the idea was too juicy for me to simply keep quiet.
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Postby Australian rePublic » Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:09 pm

The new seventh wonder of the world be in the same catagory as the previous wonder. For example, if somebody destroyed the channel tunnel, it wouldn't be replaced by Uluru, for example, because seven wonders of the modern world is a different catagory to wonders of the natural world. Now, you could argue that they currently have more than seven wonders. If they do have more than seven wonders, then why would one need to be destroyed in order for a new one to be appointed? And in either case, what makes @@NAME@@ so sure it would win the prize?
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Postby Australian rePublic » Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:16 pm

Also, this needs more Stevie Nicks references
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