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Q&A with the Most Honourable Rangatira [MT, OPEN]

Postby Tangatarehua » Fri Nov 05, 2021 3:42 am

Q&A with Rangatira Te Rata Te Rongomau

It is with great pleasure that we can confirm that the Most Honourable Rangatira, Te Rata Te Rongomau, the constitutional head of government has confirmed his availability to answer the international inquiries of the world regarding the Empire of Tangatarehua, in order to faciliate greater cross-cultural communication and understanding.

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Te Rata Te Rongomau
Most Honourable Rangatira of the Empire of Tangatarehua


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Postby Gonswanza » Fri Nov 05, 2021 3:47 am

So! Leader of Tangatarehua! Whoever you are... Since I won't spoil myself with a tourist site... Just what is your stance on brinkmanship and backing foreign policy with military force, hence, insuring the survival of a nation without having to go to war? As in, you show that you are more than willing to go to war to defend your interests, even if it would lead to the mutual destruction of all parties involved?

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Tangatarehua
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Postby Tangatarehua » Fri Nov 05, 2021 9:00 pm

Gonswanza wrote:
So! Leader of Tangatarehua! Whoever you are... Since I won't spoil myself with a tourist site... Just what is your stance on brinkmanship and backing foreign policy with military force, hence, insuring the survival of a nation without having to go to war? As in, you show that you are more than willing to go to war to defend your interests, even if it would lead to the mutual destruction of all parties involved?

-Laura Ortiz


"I would firstly like to note that it is generally considered impolite to address a foreign head of government as 'whoever you are', and though I am myself less formal than others of my compatriots the standard form of address is simply "Rangatira'. Most nations, including my own, expect of modicum of decency and politeness during the conduct of diplomatic relations.

"I could never endorse such a despicable stance, which I will not dignify by referring to as a 'strategy' - brinkmanship is scarcely more than a synonym for suicide. If a nation is to use the threat of force it must always be prepared for the consequences of using it, but furthermore must always be aware that there are unknown factors, human irrationality and those who are willing to gamble and call your bluff.

"It should never be assumed that the world is run by rational actors who will not choose suicide over the greater good, not should it be assumed that perhaps your enemy does not have an unknown technological advantage that would ultimately end in your defeat.

"I give this advice not from theory but from our national experience - throughout the 20th Century the Empire of Tangatarehua used to engage in threats and brinkmanship, believing that the zealousness of our troops could overcome any enemy. The result was defeat, extreme suffering and starvation of innocent civilians and the near-extinction of a 2300 year old national polity.

"Today Article 4 of our national constitution, drafted in the wake of our nation's defeat and surrender, strictly prohibits the use of violence or even the threat of violence as a means of settling international disputes. This clause exists as a stern reminder to future generations of the folly of the types of policies you have described."

Te Rata Te Rongomau
Most Honourable Rangatira of the Empire of Tangatarehua
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Postby European Federation Reunified » Sat Nov 20, 2021 11:00 am

Greetings to you, Rangatira Te Rata Te Rongomau. I am Antonio Sánchez, European Minister of Commerce. Given the importance of us Europeans to establish relations with nations of worthy trust in both the economic and political spheres, I wanted to know which are your most important exports? Do you apply tariffs when trading foreign or import goods?
Can your citizens open private businesses and trade abroad without state intervention? And how do you see the opening of foreign companies on your soil?

- Antonio Sánchez, European Minister of Commerce

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Postby Tangatarehua » Sat Nov 20, 2021 9:19 pm

European Federation Reunified wrote:
Greetings to you, Rangatira Te Rata Te Rongomau. I am Antonio Sánchez, European Minister of Commerce. Given the importance of us Europeans to establish relations with nations of worthy trust in both the economic and political spheres, I wanted to know which are your most important exports? Do you apply tariffs when trading foreign or import goods?
Can your citizens open private businesses and trade abroad without state intervention? And how do you see the opening of foreign companies on your soil?

- Antonio Sánchez, European Minister of Commerce


"Thank you, Honourable Antonio Sánchez, for your question.

"The biggest source of foreign currency in Tangatarehua is actually our tourism industry, which we consider to be an export industry for statistical purposes.

"This is supplemented by a rather glamour-less food related export industry consisting of fish exports, potato exports, beans, tea, water, alcoholic beverages and in countries that allow it, hemp and cannabis products, particularly medicinal cannabis.

"Tangatarehua has removed most of its tariffs and import duties, with a very small number of exceptions and indeed the incoming government have indicated an intention to fully abolish tariffs. Currently tariffs only exist on products such as alcohol and tobacco, or any good that would domestically carry a demerit tax.

"Ultimately our position since the 1980s has been that globalisation is nothing to fear and we have more to gain than to lose by participating fully and freely in an open global market and pursuing free trade. The recent rise of protectionist policies around the world is something we consider very disappointing.

"Citizens of Tangatarehua absolutely can open private businesses at home and abroad without state intervention and trade abroad - we welcome this. We also welcome foreign companies who wish to do business on Rehuan soil - indeed a growing percentage of our workforce are employed by foreign multinationals.

"While we of course seek to balance considerations like workers rights and the environment into our policy-making and ensure there is no race to the bottom, it's generally been the consensus here among all but a few fringe and extremist political parties that pursuing free trade and ensuring that Tangatarehua is a competitive, open and transparent market with competitive corporate tax rates will ultimately secure the future of our people and our economy."

Te Rata Te Rongomau
Most Honourable Rangatira of the Empire of Tangatarehua
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Postby Tangatarehua » Tue Dec 07, 2021 12:31 am

The Most Honourable Rangatira remains available for all enquiries.
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6 May 2022
News: Economy officially out of recession after two quarters of positive economic growth | Ropu Mahi officially splits into two separate parties as socialist faction walks out | Unemployment rate drops to 5% | Weather: Tamaki ☀ 19°C | Whakaara ☂⛆ 13°C | Wharekorana ☀ 6°C | Kaiika ☀ 29°C | Kotiropai ☁ 17°C | Rakipa ☀ 20°C |  Kaitohura ☁ 5°C

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