NationStates Jolt Archive

The issue of Gold Minning Rights.

Aztec National League
25-11-2003, 02:16
If this is in the wrong forum, mods, please feel free to move it, I just didn't know where to post it.

The Issue
Divers from a local scuba club have discovered an enormous underwater gold deposit that could be worth billions of Aqua Micas in one of Aztec National League's lakes. It has also caused a huge debate over who should be allowed to plunder the goods.

The Debate
Naki Winters, a cabinet member, would like the government to seize the deposit. "This is an excellent time to boost Aztec National League's economy and increase our foreign trade with other countries! Who cares about the people that discovered the deposit? They've done their country a great favor and should let us have the money!"

This is the position your government is preparing to adopt.

Gregory Thiesen, a civil rights activist, vehemently disagrees. "The deposit was found by private citizens and it should be their choice of what to do with the gold. If the government goes around stealing what is rightfully ours, then I shudder to think I live in such a corrupt country. These people discovered the gold, it's now their time to get rich! Nevermind the fact they were diving in a lake on government property!"

"We should do what now?" Environmentalist Bill Chicago exclaims. "Do you have any idea how damaging it would be to the environment to mine the gold under that lake? Think of all the aquatic life that would be disrupted or destroyed! Think of how an otherwise pristine lake view would be ruined! Forget the gold and keep those money-grubbing pigs away from nature!"

What option would be the best for my "fragile" economy?
25-11-2003, 02:30
Either one or two help your economy, although they'll hurt your environment. Personally I always pick #3.