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[Draft] Recognising the Borlands

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[Draft] Recognising the Borlands

Postby Honeydewistania » Sun Dec 03, 2023 7:20 pm

they're okay with recognition!

Article One: Introduction

The Borlandian Experiment was a clandestine operation conducted by a mysterious entity to determine which method of governance would create the most utopian society. Settlers were sent across the globe to establish nations based on vastly different ideals, and eventually created four nations to varying degrees of success. The tales of this gang of four will be chronicled below.

Article Two: East Borland

The first Borlandian nation to be founded was East Borland, a nation ruled by an iron-fist ruler who severely punished miscreants and strictly enforced law and order. Whilst the intentions behind East Borland was to establish a society where no one would be harmed by no-gooders, the nation ended up morphing into a totalitarian regime saturated in corruption and often acted antithetical to the tenets of this August Assembly.

In particular, East Borland’s totalitarian dictator His Supreme Eminence instituted many cruel and unusual edicts such as a prohibition on video games, exceeding the maximum permitted age and even biological reproduction, all done to further oppress their poor underlings. The nation also openly endorsed slavery, to the point where payment via trading slaves was legal tender. These policies infamously led to the World Census declaring the nation as the least hospitable for tourists, not that it mattered as no one was permitted to enter anyways.

Article Three: Northern Borland

Northern Borland was by far the most (in)famous of the Borlandian nations, with its five #1 rankings in World Census charts and repeated attempts by others to recognise them in the Security Council cementing a place for them in the history books. The nation’s tenets aimed to protect liberties at all costs, whether it was in taxation (its citizens were the freest from taxation) or in employment (its workforce was the 3rd-most utilised).

The governance of Northern Borland had mixed results. As its marvellously efficient economy was able to transform its pizza delivery, cheese exporting and beverage bottling industries into global titans, many people benefitted from high-quality food and drinks. However, they were so delectable that people often overconsumed them, leading to over 99% of Northern Borlandians being obese. The lack of regulations and lax stance on weapon ownership also led to a litany of violent crimes being committed in the nation on a daily basis.

Article Four: Deep South Borland

Deep South Borland was a sleeping giant of a nation, eschewing modern conveniences such as aircraft and computers in favour of a lifetime of devotion to its state religion, “The Trust Fairy Tale Ever Told”. The Deep South Borlandite government placed a strong emphasis on supporting its community through primitivism and isolationism.

Deep South Borland’s deep commitment to non-interventionism and non-violence made it one of the most pacifist and safest nations in the world at its peak. The rejection of the industrial revolution also maintained the country’s pristine environment, serving as a model for all other nations to follow. However, Deep South Borland did not come without significant flaws. In particular, the strict adherence to the state religion, enforced via threats of the death penalty, represented a gross violation of the freedom of belief. In addition, the nation’s ban on video games also trampled on the rights of innocent gamers.

Article Five: Tzo

Tzo, a nation which did not use the ‘Borland’ branding in order to dissociate itself from the troubles of its brethren, is not widely known as one of the nations in the Borlandian Experiment. Tzo was founded on the principles of inclusivity and providing for the disadvantaged, and was a dutiful member of this indomitable institution.

In terms of the Borlandian Experiment, Tzo certainly fulfilled its goal of establishing a utopia. Its extensive funding into public education and the preservation of artefacts created a populace that was the most cultured in the world. Its highly intelligent people also rejected irrational bigoted beliefs, creating an astonishingly inclusive and compassionate society that maintained high spirits at all times. It even exceeded some of its fellow Borlandians in certain categories, such as the beauty of its natural environment compared to Deep South Borland and compliance with the law compared to East Borland, proving it to be the greatest of the four.

Article Six: Conclusion

In spite of the end of the Borlandian Experiment and subsequent dissolution of its constituent members, its lasting legacy on international debates on governance and dominance of the statistical charts will not be easily forgotten. It is of utmost international importance that its impact be recognised via a declaration.

Thus, the Security Council hereby declares the Borlandian Experiment to be amongst the most masterfully executed delves into statistical and political research ever.
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Postby Eternal Algerstonia » Sun Dec 03, 2023 7:21 pm

Yes.
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Postby Ostrovskiy » Sun Dec 03, 2023 7:24 pm

The balls it takes to just copy and paste your last draft :shock:


But it's a good draft so support.
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Postby Honeydewistania » Sun Dec 03, 2023 7:25 pm

Ostrovskiy wrote:The balls it takes to just copy and paste your last draft :shock:


But it's a good draft so support.

Throughout the original proposal's forum drafting stage, I did not make a single edit to the text. The only edit on the OP was to change the thread title to 'at vote'.

If you have any suggestions about wording that you didn't have before, it is welcome of course.
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Postby Tinhampton » Sun Dec 03, 2023 7:51 pm

You may wish to push the "yeah, Directional Borland isn't totally opposed to recognition" point in your new draft, too. :P
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Against. Just give it up will you.
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Postby Alistia » Mon Dec 04, 2023 1:45 am

Support, though I would change the title to be something inclusive of Tzo.

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Postby Varanius » Mon Dec 04, 2023 1:46 am

Why are we doing this again
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Postby Aivintis » Mon Dec 04, 2023 2:10 am


If you want to prevent more confusion, you're going to need to explain more than that, I think.

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Postby Honeydewistania » Mon Dec 04, 2023 2:11 am

Aivintis wrote:

If you want to prevent more confusion, you're going to need to explain more than that, I think.


Would quoting the line in the OP that says they consented be enough?

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Alistia wrote:Support, though I would change the title to be something inclusive of Tzo.


I'm not keen since the proposal text refers to all of them as Borlandian Experiment anyways, but if it's an issue then I can alter it.

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Major regions (TEP, TNP, TCB) voted against based on the assumption that the nominee had rejected SC recognition, but otherwise said it was well written (TCB didn't, but they didn't mention any problems with the content in their IFV). I made a critical flaw by not addressing this issue during initial campaigning, so when I resubmit this (it won't be anytime soon don't worry) I will focus on persuading them of the reality of the situation. Given the effort put into writing this and the fact that people didn't actually have a problem with the content, I don't see a reason to just give up.

Tinhampton wrote:You may wish to push the "yeah, Directional Borland isn't totally opposed to recognition" point in your new draft, too. :P


I'll consider it. But I don't think it's appropriate. Even though it's not a commend or condemn in a literal or traditional sense, they don't assure voters that their nominees approve, so I'm leaning against that addition.
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Postby Aivintis » Mon Dec 04, 2023 11:30 am

Honeydewistania wrote:Would quoting the line in the OP that says they consented be enough?

That and explaining that it happened after they made the post people reference to claim a lack of consent.

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Postby Free Social Conservatives » Mon Dec 04, 2023 11:47 am

Wait... he actually... posted it... again?
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Postby The Ice States » Mon Dec 04, 2023 12:27 pm

As with the previous version, support.
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Postby Astrobolt » Mon Dec 04, 2023 1:55 pm

Where is the evidence that Borland consents to this resolution?

Consenting to ENE’s proposal is not the same thing.
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Postby Pallaith » Mon Dec 04, 2023 2:44 pm

TNP didn’t accept that as evidence of consent from the nominee when the condemnation was attempted last year, we weren’t convinced when the failed declaration was submitted, and we’re not convinced now. I appreciate you put a lot of effort into this and feel the nominee is deserving - the effort is very obvious and acknowledged, and many agree the nominee is worthy of recognition. That is why the messages you received were presented as they were. But we also made it clear what else was important in this effort, something that no amount of impressive writing or heartstring plucking can change. At this point this is feeling a lot more like a stubborn personal campaign to make this happen no matter what, and the more it gets to be that situation, the less we can credibly say this is about the actual target.

Do yourself and the nominee a service and let this rest.
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