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Old 01-08-2013, 01:21 AM   #620
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Nation of Canada

Why did I pick Canada? The reason is pretty simple, Canada is one of the most resource rich country in the world. 2nd in Oil reserves, 2nd in Uranium reserves and 3rd in Timber amongst other things.

Supreme Leader: Theodore Roosevelt

There is a reason his head was up on the Mount Rushmore. He's just so badass, a meme had to be started started. Kidding aside, I wanted a real leader. A man amongst men. A face of the country that possess a great persona and leadership qualities. I find all of them in Theodore Roosevelt.

Prime Minister: Confucius

The prime minister's role is as leader of governmental meetings and represent the government to its people as well as advising the emperor. Confucius is a very influential and wise man that I think will be perfect for this job.

Minister of Defence: Winston Churchill

Good ole Church held this position before. Heck, he basically created this position just for himself out of thin air in his day. I'm sure pretty much everyone has learned about him so I wouldn't go into much detail but I feel that this is the perfect position for him.

Minister of Foreign and Domestic Affairs: Zhuge Liang

Kong Ming was considered one of, if not the greatest strategist of his era. He was a brilliant diplomat and was said to possess genius ability in reading his opponent. His Confucian belief is lined greatly with Confucius. He was also a great inventor in his day.

Minister of Education, Science and Technology: Galileo Galilei

Galileo has been called the "father of modern observational astronomy", the "father of modern physics", the "father of science", and "the Father of Modern Science". For good reasons too. So I feel this is the right spot for him.

Minister of Energy: Niels Bohr

Lets be honest, everyone needs nuclear capability. This guy made em.

Minister of Finance: Milton Friedman

The Economist described him as "the most influential economist of the second half of the 20th century…possibly of all of it.". What more can I say.

Oh he's quite funny too:

Minister of Justice, Social Affairs and Gender Equality: Martin Luther King Jr and Eleanor Roosevelt

Position so important that it has to be served by two people. Everyone knows MLK so I'm not going to explain him.

Eleanor Roosevelt however, may be overlooked. She was, in her time, one of the world’s most widely admired and powerful women. A humanitarian, diplomat, social reformer, and author, her work in behalf of youth, blacks, the poor, women, and the United Nations. She served as the first Chairperson of the UN Human Rights Commission and played an instrumental role in drafting the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

A little story below:

She was without doubt, the most influential member of the
UN's Commission on Human Rights. Unlike most other
members of the Commission, Mrs. Roosevelt was neither
a scholar nor an expert on international law. Her enthusiasm
for her work at the United Nations was rooted in her
humanitarian convictions and her steady faith in human
dignity and worth. Although she often joked that she was
out of place among so many academics and jurists, her
intellect and compassion were great assets, and proved
to be of crucial importance in the composition of a direct
and straightforward Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Her common sense approach, constant optimism and
boundless energy were integral to the smooth facilitation
of meetings. On any given issue, her colloquial style and
good humor were engaged not only to win over the majority
of delegates who generally supported a particular U.S.
position, but to confound those who opposed it. A New
York Times reporter who was present at the Commission
meetings wrote of the power Mrs. Roosevelt's personality
had over certain unreasonable diplomats:

"The Russians seem to have met their match in Mrs. Roosevelt.
The proceedings sometimes turn into a long vitriolic attack on
the U.S. when she is not present. These attacks, however,
generally denigrate into flurries in the face of her calm and
undisturbed but often pointed replies."

She was recognized as a tireless worker, stating triumphantly
at one point, "I drive hard and when I get home I will be tired!
The men on the Commission will be also!" Many of the
delegates found this aspect of her personality less agreeable
than her charm. One went so far as to suggest that his own
human rights were violated by the length of the meetings!

"We wanted as many nations as possible to accept the fact
that men, for one reason or another, were born free and equal
in dignity and rights, that they were endowed with reason
and conscience, and should act toward one another in a
spirit of brotherhood. The way to do that was to find words
that everyone would accept."

Minister of Commerce and Industry: Andrew Carnegie

Considered one of the richest man of all time, Drew went from a poor boy into controlling world steel then to a philanthropist who gave most of his money away. To get a picture of what kind of man he is, look into these passage:

Carnegie wrote "The Gospel of Wealth", an article in which he stated his belief that the rich should use their wealth to help enrich society.

The following is taken from one of Carnegie's memos to himself:

Man does not live by bread alone. I have known millionaires starving for lack of the nutriment which alone can sustain all that is human in man, and I know workmen, and many so-called poor men, who revel in luxuries beyond the power of those millionaires to reach. It is the mind that makes the body rich. There is no class so pitiably wretched as that which possesses money and nothing else. Money can only be the useful drudge of things immeasurably higher than itself. Exalted beyond this, as it sometimes is, it remains Caliban still and still plays the beast. My aspirations take a higher flight. Mine be it to have contributed to the enlightenment and the joys of the mind, to the things of the spirit, to all that tends to bring into the lives of the toilers of Pittsburgh sweetness and light. I hold this the noblest possible use of wealth.

Head of Physics and Mathematics: Edward Witten

Edward Witten was widely thought to be the world's greatest living theoretical physicist and the next Einstein (No it's not Stephen Hawking!).

Explanation of concept: I want a resource rich country that is strong in many areas, especially education and human rights. I want it to be the educational center of the world, which is why I drafted a lot of very smart people who can work together and are able to take up roles in both peace and war time. The system is going to be a Democratic Capitalism with some socialism thrown in, pretty much like the US system, only with hopefully better leaders.

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