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Started by GV, July 26, 2022, 08:57:17 PM

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"The opposition in the Cosa made it a centrepiece of the last election campaign to warn about a "crisis of immigration and inactivity" in Talossa. Does the Seneschal believe that there is a "crisis of immigration and inactivity" in Talossa today? And if he believes there is no longer such a crisis - what has been the current Government's role in restoring Talossa's fortunes?"

GV, Fiova

Ian Plätschisch

I thank the member for his question.

Looking at recent immigration data, there is serious reason to believe that the crisis of low immigration is subsiding. In the first seven months of 2022 alone, there have already been seven naturalizations. On an annualized basis, this is the highest since 2017:
-2018: 11 (including 2 dandelions)
-2019: 5
-2020: 7
-2021: 1

Also of note is that these new citizens are almost prodigiously active compared to the new citizens of prior years.
-One of them is the current Distain and has just succeeded in getting ID cards produced
-One of them has just become one of Talossa's first vloggers
-Two others have last visited Wittenberg within the past week

One possible reason for this is that we're gotten more total applications. Since the beginning of 2022, we've had about two pages worth of threads on the immigration board, while in all of 2020 and 2021 combined we only had about three and a half pages of applications.

Another reason is that the crisis of overall activity is also subsiding. When there is more happening in general, there is more for immigrants to get involved in.

Using the number of threads on the Wittenberg board as a rough proxy for overall activity, we have had about eight and a half pages worth of threads on that board since the beginning of 2022. This shows an increase in the rate of new thread creation; in all of 2020 and 2021 combined, there were approximately 18 pages worth of threads. On an annualized basis, this is a rate of about 17 pages per year in 2022 while only about 9 pages per year in 2020-2021.

It is very natural for activity to spike right before, during, and right after an election, and we observed that during the election to the 57th Cosa. Thankfully, activity has remained high rather than drop off as usual. It would be incorrect for the Government to take all of the credit for this, but we will certainly take some of it:
-ID cards are coming!
-The wiki is being updated! Also, the wiki-associated Days of Observance are giving people lots of things to talk about
-The website is being updated!
-Ministers are active and engaging
-Culture is happening! Admittedly, official events of the Ministry of Culture have unfortunately ran into scheduling issues, but Ministers in their private capacities have facilitated the Aßociù da Futbol Talossan, the TMT20, and other things.