NationStates Jolt Archive

Problems ahead! (on the effects of an issue, before I hit my head)

03-03-2005, 12:28
Whelp, I've kind of had it with unforseen problems royally screwing me over, so for one time, and one time only, I'll ask the more experienced users this: what'll be the effect of me choosing the third option for my nation? Last thing I want is the environment to go all dead on me because of my actions. Kind of a high priority for myself, you see...
Anyone able to help me out?

Uranium Deposit Promises To Enrich Ferdenique

The Issue
Prospecting company Nukes4U has uncovered a large uranium deposit in Ferdenique's south-west.

The Debate
"This is terrific find!" claims Nukes4U CEO Konrad Spirit. "It will provide an enormous stimulus to our economy and create thousands of new jobs. It's win-win! All we need from the government is permission to bulldoze the rainforest that's on top of the deposit."

2."You've got to be kidding," says Green politician Tobias Rifkin. "This rainforest is thousands of years old! This country needs more environmental protection, not less. And to destroy the environment in order to mine uranium that then goes into nuclear bombs--well, that really sticks in my craw."

3. "There's no need for an either-or decision," says the government's Minister for Mining, Clear-Felling, and the Environment. "We can preserve most of the rainforest and allow mining of a small part. After all, think of all the good that the money from this uranium deposit can bring to Ferdenique."
This is the position your government is preparing to adopt.
The State of It
03-03-2005, 15:37
Option 1: It will boost your economy, but will drive your national animal to being near extinct because of the mass clearing of rainforest.

Option 2: Boosts the enviroment, economy goes down.

3. Middle, enviroment still hit, although not as bad as option 1, economy may be boosted a little or not at all.
03-03-2005, 15:45
3. Middle, enviroment still hit, although not as bad as option 1, economy may be boosted a little or not at all.
I was thinking that, but the NationStates issues tend to hit in places you wouldn't think they would. I mean, hey, registering the populace so crime will be prevented - novel idea! ...Bam, they get barcoded. Say a single rally of nazi's may not go, and bam, saying something racist is a prison sentence.

Any more? :(