Here is how I see things when it comes to idealistic views: Politic: I am a fan of Socialism, in a less extreme way. I think naturally small group benefit immensely from this. If the group grows to a larger size, that is when democracy needs to be reigned in a more stricter manner. Economics: This ties in a lot with the political decisions. Again it matters on size. Smaller sizes would of course have to split general taxes already on land and development, while a larger group can then incorporate an official tax system. The founders of this nation will have to be the bearers of many financial issues and will pave the way for a smoother lifestyle later. I think when it comes down to it, you're going to have to develop two systems: a temp and a long term. Taxes are very necessary for non edible items of course, otherwise you are going to stunt your growth. Geography: This is a hard one. I hate to say we have to go with what is cheap, but unless we get a financial backer, I see many problems if not ever getting this thing off the ground. Other than that I think a primarily warmer climate would be desirable, if even attainable. Ethics: Something for a council to be judging. Appoint them first, then things will fall into place. One thing that must be upheld is law and order as well as position. if position falls, you have anarchy (the not fun kind) and it will all fall apart from there. Military: Militia, volunteers. Health care: This will have to be exported unless we can find a health related vegan to bunk in. I think everyone prefers free healthcare. We would have to study the economy and habits of the nation before we can offer anything other than general healthcare without hurting the economy. Foreign Policy: This is tricky and delicate. Thinking about it, my mother said it was discriminatory and hateful that we would want out own land. I think a lot of people would feel the same way, bringing a lot of animosity. Laws: Another job for the council. Demographics: We are in no position to give numbers at this time. you won't get a fraction of promised members and it is something that will have to be guess work. Granted, you would need a cap or an expansion eventually, but now take what you can get and prove yourself!
I like the idea of having a place in the Philippines. A lot of Asia is quite cheap, we could cater for several times the same number of citizens in some Asian countries than we could in Western ones. I found this society that I think we should get in contact with if we are serious about setting up there.