NationStates Jolt Archive

Secession Issue

02-11-2003, 02:05
I'm having trouble deciding on this issue. Options 2 and 4 are definitely out of the question, and I'm heavily leaning towards option 3. Anyone know the consequences of options 1 and 3?

The Issue
A group of bearded militiamen have recently declared rural Violet Thiesen County a sovereign and independent nation! La Christiania's talk radio pundits demand immediate government action.

The Debate
"Gov'mint's not workin' fo' folks 'round here," says Dave Summers, a turnip farmer, "We have ourselves a guar-un-teed right to form a gov'mint that works for us. We don't want any confrontation, now, we just want to shake hands and let ya'll get along with yer business while we get along with ours."

"I can't believe this!" shouts General Bill Sherman. "This is tantamount to treason! Our political system would collapse if whole territories were allowed to leave at any time. It would be chaos! I propose that you let me take care of the problem...permanently."

"Perhaps we can reach a suitable middle ground," says an elderly gentleman resting on a park bench, "If we were to bring government close to the people, and allow them to have a modicum of self-determination, perhaps they wouldn't feel the need to cede. Let's give the local governments more power."

"Our last caller made a really good point," says talk radio host Fleur Spirit, "These decent, hard working citizens are clearly being brainwashed by La Christiania Public Radio's prattle. I don't want my tax dollars supporting their agenda. Therefore, the answer is clear: dismantle La Christiania Public Radio."
02-11-2003, 03:34
Ouch, that's a tough one. I'd go with 3 personally.
02-11-2003, 05:11
I'd love to know what possible results there could be from #1. Is the game going to create a new nation for you?

If you let the rebels leave, what happens over there is not going to change rights nor economy over here. What results could there be? I'm confused. :?:
02-11-2003, 05:53
Me too, I have no idea how option 1 works, it just doesn't make sense. Option 3 is the best one in my opinion
02-11-2003, 18:03
This could lead to a great RP opportunity....
02-11-2003, 18:46
Ballotonia might really appreciate it if you could grab the issue number for him as this one isn't yet in the list.
02-11-2003, 19:01
Issue #67, I just posted it on his thread
02-11-2003, 21:47
Ouch, that's a tough one. I'd go with 3 personally.Ditto.
Y' know, I submitted a similar one, but with different options.