Hello fellow comrades! I hope you had a great day! Today for Vooperia News Network we will continue our look into the Autonomous Region of Icelesia. I highly suggest you read the previous article as it would provide context to what is happening in this one or if you need a refresher. Link to the article here: https://spookvooper.com/News/View?postid=715fc4c7-511a-4747-91d4-b6a6162b86a2 Today we will be covering the problems the region faces and also as the title suggests, who is really in charge and whether or not Icelesia really is autonomous. With that out of the way, let’s get into today’s article.
𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐧𝐠𝐞𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐫𝐞𝐠𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐟𝐚𝐜𝐞𝐬
Like I said in my previous article, Icelesia is rich in natural resources like oil and fish. However, Icelesia still heavily relies on importing food and other supplies from Voopmont. Much of Icelesian land is covered with mountains and forests. So itt restricts the available land used for various industries as much of the land is protected by the government and is a nature reserve. As such, Icelesia could never really build up and diversify its industry. The oil and fish does bring in a lot of money, but when oil prices go down or when the fishing season is not as productive, the Icelesian economy suffers. This overreliance on a few types of industries makes the Icelesian economy too weak and unstable to survive on its own. However, the most pressing and important issue the region faces is the real lack of citizens. The server has been inactive government wise with no real serious bill being proposed for a few weeks now. Back to talking about citizens, even though the majority of people supported the idea for an autonomous Icelesia, few of them actually became citizens and there are only 4 citizens in Icelesia to this day. I will be talking more about these issues in my final article on Icelesia and elaborating more on them.
𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐈𝐜𝐞𝐥𝐞𝐬𝐢𝐚𝐧 𝐀𝐮𝐭𝐨𝐧𝐨𝐦𝐲 𝐐𝐮𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧
Who is really in charge of Icelesia? Clearly the governor right? Well the answer is not as simple. Recently, there have been several clashes between the Voopmontian government and Icelesian citizens on various issues surrounding the district whether be bills, trade or so on. We will be talking about one of these examples, which involves a key aspect of Icelesia’s economy, oil. The coup led by Allegate created the Second Lanatian Empire and threw the melon church and Medievala into utter chaos. To fuel his delusional ambitions, Allegate needs well… fuel. Most people obviously see this as a dangerous facist uprising, but the Icelesian governor Willywonkapants sees something else, economic opportunity. He plans to sell Icelesian oil to Allegate to help aid in Icelesia’s unstable economy. While some may fault him with selling oil to a violent military coup and there are definitely reasons supporting that fact, one needs to see the rationale behind it. This is about oil, it could be said being Icelesia’s blood, an oil purchase of this magnitude could send it into a golden age and improve Icelesian industry, infrastructure and quality of life. It could be another step forward towards an Icelesia with less reliance on Voopmont, and thus a more autonomous one. However, the Voopmontian government overruled multiple attempts at the Icelesians selling raw materials to the Second Lanatian Empire. One interesting example is when a vote was placed for this matter, every Icelesian that voted was for selling oil while all Voopmontians that voted were against selling oil and other resources. And just like that, this singular vote just showed that Voopmont can overrule any current or future Icelesian goals because they would always have numbers on their side. This really brings to question what value does Icelesian autonomy even have if the amount of autonomy is given is so little that it could easily be argued that Icelesia does not have any real autonomy in the first place. Now this could all be looked over if Icelesian autonomy actually serves a purpose. So far, it really doesn’t. Because what is the point of being able to propose your own bills (A quirk given to Icelesia) if you are not going to propose significant real bills in the first place. And what is the point of having your own “government” if in practice nothing really sets it apart from the mainland. More about this would come up in the next article, as for now we would have an interview with Voopmont’s former senator and a firm supporter in Icelesian autonomy, Coolio.
Chris: “Thank you for joining us Coolio! It’s a pleasure for having you to join us yet again!”
Chris: “Now firstly, As Voopmont's previous senator you supported Icelesian autonomy, what made you like the idea of Icelesian autonomy? What did you think could be achieved?”
Coolio: “I support Icelesian autonomy because the region is far different than Voopmont, and should definitely be represented as its own people and not under Voopmont law.”
Chris: “Well yes indeed, Icelesians are very different from Voopmontians. Now the next question is, What are some problems Icelecia face today?”
Coolio: “Icelesia faces many problems, from the cold to depending on one source only. However, with Voopmont's support, we will help in any way we can to ensure that Icelesia blossoms and becomes equally represented.”
Chris: “Well yes, I also agree! For the last question, based on the drastically decreased server activity. How long do you think Icelecia would last till it's integrated back to Voopmont?”
Coolio: “Icelesia will last a while. It doesn't really matter if the server activity's been decreased, as long as it's proposing new bills for it's district.”
Chris: “I agree with the second half yes, but it also does not seem like billa are being proposed as well. Anyways have a nice day.”
Coolio: “Alright see ya”
I hope you found this second article interesting and brought you insight into the inner workings of Icelesia, an experiment of a new system that if succeeding, could inspire other autonomous regions to pop up. Stay tuned for the final article about Icelesia and many more on other topics to come! Stay safe now and goodbye!
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