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    NS -N-Day<sup>3</sup>

    You know the terrifying thing about nuclear war. It can happen without any warning. Nuclear apocalypse begins in: Click/tap here for your local time: @@JGConfig::time_ago(1537995600)@@ That's why we give you a heads-up before a nuclear apocalypse. It's just more friendly. N-Day3 will run for 24 hours, after which time no further nuclear launches will be accepted. Here's a handy primer! @@JGConfig::parse_nscode("https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=874170", 2)@@ As usual, if you don't wish to participate in an unforgiving all-out nuclear exchange, you can simply ignore it. Nations can only be nuked out of existence once they join a Faction (and even then, only for the duration of N-Day). All Factions from previous N-Days will be wiped shortly before the start of N-Day3, so you will need to recreate/rejoin them. You are permitted to use multiple nations, but the more you use, the more annoying the anti-bot checks will become. Good luck! {url}
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  4. Vlaska

    Diplomatic application

    I am once again in the position described above
  5. August - 2018 Delegate: Neenee Guardians: Davelands, Big Bad Badger, The Holy Principality of Saint Mark, Overthinkers, Arkadia Universalis Ministers: Recruitment and Citizenry: The Holy Principality of Saint Mark Foreign Affairs: Arkadia Universalis Internal Affairs: Kawaii Schoolgirl World Assembly Affairs: Arotania TWPAF Commander: Overthinkers Speaker of the Hall of Nations: Kawaii Schoolgirl Deputy Ministers: Sergeant-At-Arms: Chervil Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs: Nrevyw (Wyvern) TWP Today, thirty days ago. Within our perspective, it has been a month since Nee has taken the reins in TWP. We have seen pass containers full of glitter, and the lowering of a smooth flag to a glitter flag. And it is clear that today thirty days ago the transition was made from our previous Delegate, Davelands to NeeNee, our current delegate. Who has given us pleasant words: Now begins September, and with this month, we are open to more glitter. Although there are some denied to the glitter. TWPAF Monthly Update Cap'n Overthinkers, and Gunner Chervil, have led two successful raids this month, with a total of 13 successful targets raided, glittered and of course Rum plundered. We hope that with the holidays over, the fleet will return to their weekly tasks and proudly wave the pirate flag over the seas of NationStates. Ballot in TWP In the last week of August the elections for the ministers of the region have been held: For the Speaker of The House, Kawaii Schoolgirl was nominated and won the elections with a 93% of votes. For the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Davelands was nominated and won the elections with a 94% of votes. For the Ministry of Recruitment and Citizenry, Saint Mark was nominated and won the elections with a 87,5% of votes. For the Ministry of World Assembly Affairs, Arotania was nominated and won the elections with a 87,5% of votes. and with that the elections of the Sergeant at Arms and the Deputy of Minister of Foreign Affairs: For the Sergeant at Arms, Chervil was nominated and won the elections with a 94,7% of votes. For the Deputy of Minister of Foreign Affairs, Wyvern and Khanter W. Molchaniye were nominated, and Khanter W. Molchaniye won the elections with a 50% of votes. Have a Nice Week with TWP In TWP we care about having a nice week, and with that we always invite everyone to participate in TWP week, Starting with Punday Monday, Haikuesday, Thank You Thursday and Karaoke Friday. If you want to spend a good day, you are welcome to Join us in our RMBthese days. Remember, even the cloudy day could be great with friends! Credits of TWP Seal for Bran Astor. | Glitter Flag by Yy4u.
  6. The West Pacific Foreign Update - June/July 2018 Delegate: Neenee Guardians: Big Bad Badger The Holy Principality of Saint Mark Overthinkers Arkadia Universalis Davelands Ministers: Recruitment and Citizenry: The Holy Principality of Saint Mark Foreign Affairs: Ark Internal Affairs: Kawaii World Assembly Affairs: Arotania TWPAF Commander: Overthinkers Speaker of the Hall of Nations: Kawaii Deputy Ministers: Sergeant-At-Arms: Cher Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs: Wyvern The West Pacific & The Black Hawks After a much-discussed Joint Action between The East and West Pacifics last March, the blacklist of The Black Hawks has been rescinded. To quote our esteemed Delegate Davelands, "After discussing the matter internally, with our friends in The East Pacific, and with The Black Hawks, The West Pacific hereby rescinds our blacklisting of The Black Hawks. In reviewing the issues between us, we have come to the conclusion that such a severe punishment is no longer necessary. TBH members are free to re-enter TWP and TWPAF.” This came to the delight of many members as some friends had left unable to choose between regions. The West Pacific Armed Forces Update First off, congratulations are in order to those who were promoted this month. So without further ado, congratulations Greenhorn Alpora to the rank of Striker and Powder Monkey Cher to the officer rank of Gunner! Since her promotion, Cher has followed the footsteps of our once great Delegate and badgered the crew to death, triggering two raids, one of which was 50 targets! A Delegate Steps Down July marks the last month of Davelands as Delegate. We would first like to thank him for his amazing work over the past year and dedication to the improvement of The West Pacific. Davelands has served around 300 days. He had this to say about his retirement: “As someone who grew up in The West Pacific, I am especially proud of the new generation of home-grown leaders that have taken up so many important positions for us. I know that the future of The West Pacific will be stronger than ever because of their work.” The incumbent Delegate Neenee has been active since 2004 and in fact, has been Delegate of TWP before. We look forward to her delegacy and are anxious to see what changes Neenee will bring. PS: Dave’s entire farewell speech can be found here: https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=1068814 Signing off and see you next month, Wyvern
  7. Hallo daar goede oude vriend Haken. 👋

  8. Overthinkers

    The West Pacifican Volume 13

    The West Pacifican Volume 13 has been released! In this issue... "A Pirate's Example", by Neenee "Raiding, Lazarus, and Lord Dominator", an interview with Lord Dominator Haikuesday Excerpts ...and more! Read it here!
  9. Isaris

    July 2018 WAD Vote

    The vote is now closed. Degtyarev is confirmed for re-election. Congratulations!
  10. Kuramia

    July 2018 WAD Vote

    Aye
  11. Westwind

    July 2018 WAD Vote

    Aye
  12. Lamoni

    July 2018 WAD Vote

    I vote AYE.
  13. Isaris

    July 2018 WAD Election

    Standing is now closed.
  14. Isaris

    July 2018 WAD Vote

    Apologies for the late poll, Equilismers. Degtyarev is the only candidate standing for the office of WA Delegate. Please vote Aye, Nay or Abstain on confirming WA Delegate Degtyarev's re-election. The vote will be open for 3 days.
  15. Westwind

    July 2018 WAD Election

    *endorses Degtyarev's nomination*
  16. Degtyarev

    July 2018 WAD Election

    I would like to stand for the position of World Assembly delegate
  17. Isaris

    July 2018 WAD Election

    The quarterly WAD Election is now underway! This thread will be open for 4 days to allow citizens of Equilism to stand for World Assembly Delegate! You may stand here in this thread or nominate someone else for the office. Anyone who is nominated must accept their nomination in this thread to appear on the ballot. Good luck to all! Remember, democracy isn't a spectator sport! Get out there, for Equilism!
  18. Westwind

    LKE Foreign Dispatch

    It is good to see The Emperor is leading LKE into the future.
  19. Westwind

    Admin Request Thread

    My apologies for the delay. My laptop died on my latest travels. Which is really annoying as I was working on some live concert clips I'd transferred from tape. (I saved the files though, so it's all good). 'Tis done.
  20. May General Elections by Malphe, Deputy Minister of Communications and Lead Gameside Advocate Candidates for Delegate Siwale (left) and Bootsie (right). The North Pacific prides itself on species diversity in government. Election fever gripped the North Pacific a little earlier than expected this time around- a few weeks before the formal start of the election multiple candidacy announcements threads were made for Vice Delegate and Delegate by many future candidates, including Bootsie and Siwale for delegate. This practice drew some complaints from members of TNP's community, claiming it was subverting the process of democracy through citizens pledging their votes behind candidates before the election began and before they saw their platforms, giving the first people to announce their candidacy an advantage in votes. In light of this, Vice Delegate candidate Darcania archived their early announcement thread. The candidacy declarations began at the start of May; for delegate six people were running- Vice Delegate Siwale, Minister of Culture Bootsie and Citizens Yuno, Bobberino, The South Falls and Mall. Siwale - Siwale- the standing Vice Delegate- ran on an extensive campaign with goals set for each sector of government which totaled at approximately 4137 words and 25250 letters. This set out goals and promises for each sector of government, such as that the NPA would hopefully break the barrier of 40 troops deployed in an operation and that the Ministry of Communications would publish 4 TNL issues and four NBS broadcasts in the coming term. Siwale also promised to expand the Gameside Advocate program and increase TNP's presence on the world stage. Bootsie - Bootsie has a storied history in TNP, and this wasn't the first time they'd run for delegate. They were most recently Minister of Culture under Gladio but also a former Vice Delegate and a standing Security Councillor. Their platform was shorter than Siwale's- 1749 words- focusing on Bootsie's ideals and hopes for the term on each of the Ministries as well as the Security Council. There were fewer concrete promises in Bootie's platform than Siwale's, but Bootsie promised increased activity in the NPA, making the Diplomatic Corps more active and engaged and to reestablish TNP as a world leader in cultural activities and community building. Bobberino, The South Falls and Yuno - Bobberino, The South Falls and Yuno, the latter of which the delegate of the East Pacific, declared their candidacy for delegacy but didn't post a campaign thread or campaign through other methods to a noticeable extent. Mall - Mall, as is tradition, ran for delegate on the basis of couping the region and calling in raider groups to support his rogue delegacy (excluding Nazis and the Dutch). For Vice Delegate, Dinoium, Brendog, Darcania and Deropia ran. Deropia - The standing Minister for World Assembly Affairs and an NPA officer, Deropia ran for Vice Delegate under goals and promises including capitalizing off the summer population boom to get all Security Council endorsements up to over 900, implementing another iteration of TNP for #1 (where TNP pushes for first place in regional WA endorsements) and processing all citizenship applications within 12 hours of their posting. Brendog - Brendog was the Minister of Home Affairs and former Minister of Communications, having been in TNP since November 2016. They ran under similar goals as Deropia, such as organizing a reiteration of TNP for #1, processing citizenship applications within 8 hours, promoting the endorsement tool on TNP's forums to increase the endorsements in TNP and organizing themed weeks on the RMB. Dinoium - A newcomer to TNP and NPA soldier, Dinoium ran an enthusiastic campaign for Vice Delegate, promoting himself as "A Humble Nation for the Job!". Darcania - Darcania- TNP administrator and Speaker at the time- ran for Vice Delegate but dropped out of the race before voting had commenced. Darcania would later take a break from TNP, distancing himself from NS temporarily. For Speaker, ABC ran and for Attorney General Goyanes ran. There was no competition for either of these positions. ABC (Speaker) - ABC, otherwise known as TNP's resident duck, ran for speaker on the platform of continuing citizenship checks as they were, public polls on the future of the RA digests and promoting the Regional Assembly through dispatches and references. Goyanes (Attorney General) - Goyanes had been elected as Attorney General in the previous term, and ran for reelection. No particular platform was posted, but it's logical to think that Goyanes' goals were more of the same, or what was promised in the previous election. The voting period ended on May 11 2018 and the results came in shortly afterwards; for Delegate, Siwale was elected, with Bootsie taking in a surprising lack of votes compared to Siwale. For Vice Delegate, Deropia was elected. For Speaker and Attorney General, ABC and Goyanes were elected, as you'd probably expect. Tu iudex eris by Limerick1, Court Justice This column does not represent the views of the Government of The North Pacific. The importance of participating in the elections for Delegate and Vice Delegate as a candidate and a voter are well known. Most people are well aware of the importance of our various ministers; their responsibilities and the standard to which they must be held. The question that needs to be answered is whether or not the Court's responsibilities are widely known and if the extent of the Court's power is well understood. Perhaps it is anecdotal evidence but consider this, in the recently closed election to fill a vacancy in the court, 66 votes were cast in total, 10 being abstentions. The sobering fact is that in the General Elections, 68 votes were cast for one candidate for the Delegacy alone. The title of this article is "Tu iudex eris" which is “You be the judge” in latin. This title was inspired by the sobering participation in our recent elections. Why latin you may ask. It is simply because it allows me to feel like a legal scholar, so please indulge my self confidence booster. First we will enumerate the responsibilities of the court. Court officials are called on to be as close to experts as possible regarding the different legal documents enacted by The North Pacific. This would include the Constitution, Bill of Rights, Legal Codes, various procedures, and a host of different treaties negotiated with other regions. Why is this important? Well as anyone who has taken a gander around our legal archives would know, there's a lot to know. Many people simply do not have the time nor the willpower to read, dissect, and understand these documents. They do not have the knowledge to contemplate the context in which they were enacted. It is imperative however that candidates for Justice and Attorney General do put in the time and work to do this as it is vital for them to perform their duties. It is the Court's responsibility to protect the integrity of these documents and to give citizens a platform to challenge government overreach. By interpreting these documents and ruling on ambiguities in the law, it allows weaker legislation to remain flexible. And the legislation doesn't necessarily need to be weak for this to hold true. Legislation cannot account for all happenings and situations different than the ones contemplated when the bill was passed by the Regional Assembly. Once again, it is the Court that allows these pieces of legislation to be flexible and to have their ambiguities addressed. The Court's "Request for Review" function allows citizens to bring forward laws they feel to be unjust or unconstitutional, and to have the Court review the actions of Government officials in an effort to keep the Government accountable for their actions and overreach. While this overview of the Court's responsibilities is quite brief, I urge the reader to consider further review and contemplation of the Court's responsibilities outlined in our legal documents. I can only hope that by encouraging this kind of research, we as a region will see greater voter participation in our judicial elections. The truth is that we as a region cannot afford to neglect these elections. The Court has major responsibilities and the power to set precedents that could prove influential for years to come. It is not enough to just vote for a candidate for Justice. Citizens must read and understand the candidate's platforms and decide for yourself whether they are qualified for the position should they be elected. Citizens must believe that the officials they choose to understand the gravity of the position and the significance of the laws they are responsible for interpretating and enforcing. With this article, I call on those who haven't researched the topic already, to read up on our court's responsibilities. And when the time does come to elect our justices, we must remember the power we vest in our choice. And thus make the best choice for us. I would like to note here at the end of my article that in no way was this article meant to be a commentary on the latest judicial election as this article was planned before the beginning of the election. In order to avoid possible influence on the voters in the election seeing as I was a candidate, I chose to delay the release of this article until the conclusion of the election. I am grateful for the opportunity extended to me but i will always call on our citizens to do their research and to make the best possible choice for them. Regional Assembly Highlights by ABC, Speaker of the Regional Assembly and Deputy Minister of Home Affairs Activity in the Regional Assembly remained stable throughout May and hosted a few proposals that were brought to vote and many more that were discussed. Election Commissioner Confirmations Status: All Admitted On May 21st, Delegate Siwale re-appointed themselves and Crushing Our Enemies to the Election Commission, after which debate on their admission began. Great debate ensued, dividing people on whether or not Siwale should be allowed to serve because of their status as Delegate. Deropia motioned for a vote which was seconded by Artemis and voting began on May 25th. Voting ended on the 28th and both were admitted. Crushing Our Enemies received 24 votes in favor of their appointment, none against, and 2 abstaining Siwale received 22 voting in favor of them, 4 against, and 1 abstaining. Vacancy Bill Status: Passed Back on March 9th, Darcania brought a proposal in front of the RA to remove the exemption of holders of government office from not logging in for two weeks during a leave of absence. Darcania motioned for a vote on April 4th, after which voting was supposed to begin on April 12th, but it never did. A month later, a second motion to vote, happened soon after which a vote did begin. Voting on the bill began on the 17th and was passed on the 21st with 30 voting Aye, 2 voting Nay, and 1 abstaining. A Motion to Establish a New Line of Succession Status: Passed In Late April, Vice Delegate Siwale, proposed to the Regional Assembly a new Order of Succession. After a motion to vote was brought by Wonderess and seconded by Isimud, voting began on May 2nd. The motion was passed with 25 voting Aye, 3 voting Nay, and 12 abstaining. World Assembly Affairs Digest May 2018 By Bobberino, TNP Citizen and NPA officer Minister: Pallaith Deputy Minister: Kranostav, Stoskavanya From the Minister's Desk: I'm happy to be back in the place where it all began for me. The ministry has changed a lot since I was last here and I want to build on all the work this team has put into making MoWA a well-oiled machine. We'll have a bigger focus this term on drafting and improving resolutions ahead of time so we're proactive as well as reactive. I look forward to the crazy summer season in the WA!
  21. Isaris

    Admin Request Thread

    Please mask @Lamoni as Mayor and make it so on the region page, and unmask @GraVandius
  22. The Land of Kings and Emperors Foreign Dispatch Volume X, Issue V The Imperial House Emperor: Theoden Sebastian Emperor Emeritus: Onder Kelkia Empress: Thea Sebastian Crown Prince: Linkin Talleyrand Prince Imperial: Akillian Talleyrand The Imperial Council Prime Minister: Megaleiotha Eirhno Deputy Prime Minister: Paulus Gaius Epistre Minister of the Exterior: Thomas Insaniac Minister of Culture: Rex Ciphra Minister of Colonies: Barzai Ux Loddhan The Imperial Diet President: Barzai Ux Loddhan (The Lion Party) Senator: Julio of Nulkia-Sova (The Lion Party) Senator: Paulus Gaius Epistre (The Lion Party) Senator: Megaleiotha Eirhno (The Lion Party) Holiday Happenings! We in The Land of Kings and Emperors observed Imperial Reclamation Day on the 29th of May. This occasion remembers and celebrates the valiant actions of the Imperial Army, on that day in 2012 we reclaimed the United Kingdom of Britain from the reprehensible forces of the Greater German Reich. To mark the occasion His Supreme Majesty sought it fit to bestow awards and titles upon those who have faithfully served The Land of Kings and Emperors in the prior months. For their honorable work in the Thematic Commission, in the Imperial Council, and commitment to regional culture, Paulus Gaius Epistre and Rex Ciphra were awarded the Order of Achievement. For his service in the Imperial Colonies, Barzai ux Loddhan was awarded the Order of Empire. For his extensive service to The Land of Kings and Emperors and his extensive leadership in the prior months, Prime Minister Megaleiotha Eirhno was appointed the Order of Superbus with Distinction. Alongside the medals given out, His Supreme Majesty generated Letters Patent CXCVI and Letters Patent CXCVII on this day. Letters Patent CXCVI has named former Minister of Communications and current President of the Lion Party, Rayregalia von Arcadia as Governor-General of The Land of Dragonia. While Letters Patent CXCVI concerned Minister of the Exterior Thomas Insaniac. For his extensive service in the Ministry of the Exterior, his commitment to regional activity, and extensive service to the State, he was named as Baron of Nassau. Cultural Imperialism The Land of Kings and Emperors has experienced big changes in our themes during the month of May. In mid-April, His Supreme Majesty Theoden Sebastian appointed Minister of the Exterior Thomas Insaniac to head the aptly named Insaniac commission. Joined by Minister of Culture Rex Ciphra and Deputy Prime Minister Paulus Gaius Epistre; this commission was tasked with reviewing the current cultural landscape of the Imperial Homeland and attempt to bring the LKE closer to its historical theme; that of the Holy Roman Empire and the Austro-Hungarian Empire. This was to be done while keeping in mind the extensive history of the LKE and our nature as an English speaking community. In the end, the commission presented a report to His Supreme Majesty with over six pages of recommendations in what to maintain and what could be changed. On the 18th of May, His Supreme Majesty Theoden Sebastian revealed the changes that would be adopted in the coming weeks. Alongside naming changes to the Imperial Army, institutions, and the Imperial Government we expect a full review of the laws and decrees of the realm. This is in order to bring them in line with the thematic changes. While these are not major changes in the way The Land of Kings and Emperors will functionality operate, this commission is just another facet of the massive cultural rejuvenation we have seen during the reign of Emperor Theoden. Legislative Landslide May and June have proved themselves to be very busy months for the Imperial Diet. During this time, we have seen a multitude of acts presented to His Supreme Majesty. From Constitutional amendments directly affecting Elector status to minor cultural changes. However, what is possibly more important than what has reached His Supreme Majesty, are the acts that are still being fiercely debated. In the public forum of the Imperial Diet, regular citizens have taken to debate and proposal of The Criminal Code, Midterm Elections, and Cultural Elections Act. In the actual Imperial Senate, the law making body of the Imperial Diet, the before mentioned Midterm Elections billed was narrowly defeated, returned to debate, and was then passed once more. However, the Government Styles Act did not see the same fortunate, it has sat in defeat since it was first rejected. With the June General Elections appearing on the horizon, we await to see how these debates will form up, or will they become hot button topics for the election. Other News Of The Realm... - The Westiana Prize committee has declared Thomas Insaniac the recipient of the April 2018 Westiana Prize. - The Imperial Army is currently deployed in Osiris; assisting with the Delegacy transition. Brought to you by the Ministry of the Exterior On behalf of His Supreme Majesty's Government, Peers, Electors and the Imperial House of the LKE.
  23. Lamoni

    Forum update

    Thank you very much, Westwind!
  24. Isaris

    Forum update

    Thanks, West!
  25. Westwind

    Forum update

    Welcome to version 4.3.3 https://invisioncommunity.com/news/product-updates/invision-community-43-r1055/
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