NationStates Jolt Archive


19-06-2005, 22:55
I have always been baffled at the idea (in most peoples reports) of having the stats for Civil and Political Freedoms go Unheard Of and then Outlawed being the worst. Far from any logical thing would be the other way around, Outlawed means they have been heard of, but Unheard of mean they technically do not even exist in any nation or world around them. If someone could give me a good reasonable explanation for why it should be Unheard Of and then Outlawed, please, tell me.
19-06-2005, 23:00
ex) most look like this for the last 3 of the categories:

(02)Basket Case-------Unheard Of-----------Unheard Of

Shouldn't it be like this (logically)
(02)Basket Case-------Outlawed-------------Outlawed
(01)Imploded-----------Unheard Of-----------Unheard Of
19-06-2005, 23:12
agreed, never thought of it that way.
Aryan advancement
20-06-2005, 15:03
A good point. I never would have spotted that one.
21-06-2005, 01:22
good idea but kind of irelevent
21-06-2005, 01:53
I don't think so.
I think the confusion here is about the use of 'unheard of'. This does not mean that they do not know about it. It means it doesn't exist, and is unseen in the society. It just doesn't exist. Not because the government has completely obliverated it, but becuase the people don't want it or some such...
Outlawed means that it just doesnt exist because it has being made illegal and not allowed. So basically, you are losing civil rights/political freedoms there even moreso.