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  1. TNI Foreign Office The New Inquisition Foreign Office - Foreign Update 1st September 2014 Population: 305 Forum posts: 484,942 König: His Most Gracious and Imperial Majesty, Charles Cerebella Crown Princess: Her Imperial Highness, Lynneiah Minister-President: The Rt. Hon. P.M. Romanov Vice Minister-President: Kurfürstin Viktoria von Hohenzollern Minister of Home Affairs: Feirherr Baron Bert of Loreley Minister of Cultural Affairs: The Rt. Hon. Wyzecat Minister of External Culture & Foreign Affairs: The Rt. Hon. Torrin von Vonno Happenings in The New Inquisition! TNI Returns to the Polls The last few weeks in August saw then eclipse of the MagentaFairy government. Elections were called and many citizens took to the polls to elect the new Landtag representatives and the Minister President. In a surprise announcement before the elections, leaders of the Renaissance Party announced that the party was closing its doors to make way for a new entity. In the race for the Landtag, seven candidates ran for five positions. P.M Romanov (formerly Fabius Maximus), Viktoria von Hohenzollern, and Wyzecat ran on the independent platform, and Freddie, LT Zack Crabtree, MagentaFairy, and Torrin von Vonno represented the Prussian Reform Party. When the polls closed, P.M. Romanov, Freddie, MagentaFairy, and Torrin von Vonno all secured a place in the Landtag. For the final seat, there was a runoff between Lt. Zack Crabtree and Wyzecat, with PRP Crabtree taking the final seat. Within the Landtag, relative newcomer Lt. Zack Crabtree was elected as speaker. He had this to say, Thank you all, I will do my best to preform my role as those before me have done. We congratulate all those who have served, and who will be serving in the Landtag. The election for M-P was more clear cut, as P.M. Romanov ran unopposed. Upon his victory, Romanov announced his plans for The New Inquisition, as well as his cabinet. Romanov announced that his government would focus on transparency, activity, and pragmatism. The new M-P also wishes to emphasize recruitment, and cultural activities both internal and external. As far as his cabinet, P.M. Romanov has chosen Kurfürstin Viktoria as his vice M-P, Freiherr Bert has been assigned as Home Minister. Wyzecat has been tasked with Cultural Minister, and is to focus on internal events. Torrin von Vonno has been named as External Events Minister as a compliment to his role as Foreign Minister. Given his previous and robust commitment to TNI, the foreign ministry looks forward to the M-Ps term. Privy Council takes reins of Foreign Policy One of the biggest changes in TNI governance and decision making has been the creation and appointment of a Privy Council from the Lords and Ladies of TNI. The Privy Council has been tasked with working alongside the König to craft foreign policy of the region. Three members have been appointed to the Council, with accompanying titles. Arch Marshall of the New Inquisition MagentaFairy, Margrave Palatine Olde Delaware of Bremen, and Arch-Seneschal of The New Inquisition Joshua IX. They have appointed Torrin von Vonno as their Foreign Minister, who is to aid in carrying out their policies. In the short time since their creation, the Privy Council has been busy. One of their first pieces of work has been discussing a Treaty with TBR. Long-time military allies, The Black Riders have reached out with the entire UIAF to craft treaties with member regions. The Privy Council approved the treaty, and it was signed by the König. For his Birthday König gives gifts to citizens - Honors and Awards König Charles Cerebella has given a number of awards and honours to mark his birthday. Bert, an integral member to TNIs naturalization efforts, has been given peerage. He has been awarded the Barony of Loreley. Plaguelords status has been upgraded to Vicsount of Schittgablerstrasse. Lastly, Dominius Aurelius has been awarded the title of Landgrave of Warszawa. Congratulations to the peers! The service and actions of a number of members of the military, including Bert, MagentaFairy, Torrin von Vonno, P.M. Romanov, and Gun Nutty Buddies, has earned them the Military Service Medal. We thank you for serving. P.M. Romanov has been awarded the honor of The Order of Gemeinschaft for his outstanding contributions to regional cultural, including planning a number of festivals. The last recipient is Anubis. He was given the Realms Service Medal for his efforts in regional recruitment. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Written by Torrin von Vonno
  2. TNI Foreign Office The New Inquisition Foreign Office - Foreign Update 1st August 2014 Population: 305 Forum posts: 483,501 [König: His Most Gracious and Imperial Majesty, Charles Cerebella Crown Princess: Her Imperial Highness, Lynneiah Minister-President: The Rt. Hon. Fairybella, Baroness of Qarth Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs: The Rt. Hon. Torrin von Vonno Secretary of State for Home Affairs: The Rt. Hon. Edward Leben, Viscount of Lübeck Secretary of State for Culture: The Rt. Hon. Seven Deaths Secretary of State: The Rt. Hon. Logain Raolin Minister-without-Portfolio: The Rt. Hon. Lt Zack Crabtree & The Most Hon. Olde Delaware Margrave Palatine of Bremen Happenings in The New Inquisition! UIAF Triumph in Liberal Haven and Ixnay speaks to military prowess Taking Aim During the morning of July 13th, a coalition of allied forces were able to wrestle control of Liberal Haven away from occupiers Doom Squad in an ISRA-led operation. The UIAF forces made up the largest proportion of the coalition army. The victory was our blow to our enemies the Right Wing Uprising, which include the Greater German Reich, a fascist and Nazi region which we are at war with. This most recent liberation of Liberal Haven, alongside the occupation and refounding on Nazi Europe stands as a severe blow to the GGR. The re-founding is the peak of our operation against the region of Nazi Europe, caturing and destroying the historic Nazi stronghold in NationStates. TNIAF Commander OnderKelkia has been quoted about the recent refounding of Nazi Europe: "In concert with our allies and partners, the UIAF is glad to have secured this victory against a representation of hatred in this game. The UIAF would like to thank all regions which have contributed to the Nazi Europe invasion and re-founding." Outside of our war with GRR, UIAF forces assisted our friends in The Black Riders, and are assisting in occupation Ixnay. The operation in Liberal Haven was undertaken during our deployment in Ixnay. This victory stands as yet another defeat for the UDL and FRA forces, our long-time enemies. Commander OnderKelkia had this to say: Our versatile forces are more than capable of undertaking counter-invasions in update operations against forces aligned with the GGR while simultaneously reinforcing a raider-led occupation which the UDL and the FRA remain incapable of defeating (in no small part due to the UIAF's might securing the region). Wherever you look, the UIAF's military prowess is dominating, ensuring that the interests of TNI, the LKE and Albion are protected and advanced. Treaty Termination with The South Pacific The cabinet met in an emergency meeting aimed at a proper response to the announcement that The South Pacific had formed an allience with The Rejected Realms, a FRA ally. Minister-President Fairybella crafted a stern and clear message to our former allies. "...it would be inappropriate for us to remain allied to The South Pacific now it has made made a mutual defence commitment in a bilateral agreement with The Rejected Realms." This is because a core principle of our foreign policy is our war against the Founderless Regions Alliance, which includes The Rejected Realms. Kingdom of Ainur visits TNI The Kingdom of Ainur, an old ally and friend of TNI currently being revitalized, was hosted for a week long party with TNI. Spirits were high, singing was loud, and a number of people were certainly feeling it in the morning. Former Cultural Minister Fabius Maximus was rumored to have an agenda for the affair: to get everyone drunk, he had this to say: And by God, I did it!... The event was hailed as a grand party, and the region as a whole looks forward to future events with the Kingdom. From Prussia with Love - Kurfustin Viktoria von Hohenzollern to be web August 4! A date has been set and planning is well underway for Viktoria von Hohenzollerns wedding to Unknowns cultural minister Anubis. A northern lake has been chosen for the occasion, as well as a Nordic theme. The wedding will be accompanied with a functioning sauna, a grand feast, and Viking décor. Bring your swords, shields, and mead horns, it will be quite the celebration! Revitalized Theme It has been a goal of TNI to embrace an 18th Century Prussian theme, in order to solidify our the dedication to our region's culture. It also avoids any connections to unsavory regions with similar symbols. Some of the final touches are being made with an update constitution that reflects our dedication to Prussia. A few examples include the Kaiser title being switched to König, the Reichstag being dubbed Landtag, new peerage titles and, of course, the new flag at the top of this update. Treaty of Amity with the Kingdom of Great Britain A treaty of friendship is in its final stages of approval between TNI and the Kingdom of Great Britain. Aimed at solidifying our friendship, as well as setting up future cultural exchanges, the ratification is expected within the coming week. Minister of Foreign Affairs, Torrin von Vonno had this to say: We are still in the final stages and hammering out a few last details, but I am optimistic that this will present a good opportunity for both of our regions. Imperialist 3 Conference Underway Behind closed doors the Imperialist 3 Conference has started. Delegates from TNI, Albion and The Land of Kings and Emperors are discussing the current state of affairs and future goals of the allies. More updates will follow. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Written by Torrin von Vonno
  3. TNI Foreign Office The New Inquisition Foreign Office - Foreign Update 1st June 2014 Population: 305 Forum posts: 481,181 [König: His Most Gracious and Imperial Majesty, Charles Cerebella Crown Princess: Her Imperial Highness, Lynneiah Minister-President: The Rt. Hon. Fairybella, Baroness of Qarth Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs: The Rt. Hon. Torrin von Vonno Secretary of State for Home Affairs: The Rt. Hon. Edward Leben, Viscount of Lübeck Secretary of State for Culture: The Rt. Hon. Seven Deaths Secretary of State: The Rt. Hon. Logain Raolin Minister-without-Portfolio: The Rt. Hon. Lt Zack Crabtree & The Most Hon. Olde Delaware Margrave Palatine of Bremen Happenings in The New Inquisition! Elections: Massive Win for Prussian Reform Party Chaos on the Hustings This terms election saw two new parties go head to head in a fierce competition for leadership of TNI. The Prussian Reform Party took on The Renaissance Party in what became a hotly contested election. With the official results coming in, PRP won in a landslide victory, claiming all but one seat in the Reichstag, and the Minister-Presidents chair. Edward Leben, Joshua IX, Lt Zack Crabtree, Fairybella, Seven Deaths, and Torrin von Vonno from the PRP all took their seats in the Reichstag. Viktoria von Hohenzollern was the sole representative of TRP. Fairybella took an early lead in the election for Minister-President, a lead which TRP was unable to trump. In the early hours after her victory, Fairlybella confirmed her cabinet. Torrin von Vonno kept his place as Foreign Affairs Minister, and in a show of cooperation quickly appointed Logain Raloin, the defeated RP Minister-President candidate, as her Secretary of State. When asked why he did this after such a contested election she stated: Politics aside, my dedication is to TNI, and I will do everything I can to best serve our region. Edward Leben was appointed Home Minister, who has declared recruitment, retention, and updating the home office to be amongst his top priorities. Cultural Minister Seven Deaths was appointed to keep up the vibrant culture of TNI. Logain has been tasked with carrying out the everyday tasks of TNI in his role, and Lt Zack Crabtree & Olde Delaware have been assigned to carry out any special priorities deemed necessary by the M-P. We wish the new government the best of luck. Kingdom of Ainur to be hosted by TNI The Kingdom of Ainur, an old ally and friend of TNI currently being revitalized, will be visiting the capital of TNI. Representatives of both royal families and governments will meet in order to discuss deepening friendships as well as plans for the future. His Most Gracious and Imperial Majesty, Charles Cerebella, has informed us he is greatly looking forward to the festivities. The Foreign Ministry likewise look forward to hosting our friends. Love is in the Air! Former Minister-President Freddie is celebrating his marriage to Albions Hanarii Nalan. The happy couples ceremony was officiated by Joshua IX. Freedie and his new wife were met with grand gifts and festivities back in TNIs capital. In attendance was former M-P Viktoria von Hohenzollern, and her fiancé Anubis, who are in the process of planning their wedding now. The region is in celebration with the many high-profile weddings. Resurrection of Excellence The Government has brought the Vas Aureum Excellentiae, a body which awards a citizen for outstanding commitment to TNI, back from the dead. Harshhaven has been named head of the committee with Schnecke and Shase being added to the committee. They plan to meet every 30 days and recognize the efforts of a member. We are looking forward to their first choice. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Written by Torrin von Vonno
  4. TNI Foreign Office The New Inquisition Foreign Office - Foreign Update 1st June 2014 Population: 305 Forum posts: 479,593 Kaiser: His Most Gracious and Imperial Majesty, Charles Cerebella Crown Princess: Her Imperial Highness, Lynneiah Reich Chancellor: Her Grace, The Rt. Hon. Viktoria von Hohenzollern Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs: The Rt. Hon. Torrin von Vonno Secretary of State for Home Affairs: His Grace, The Rt. Hon. Sir Otto von Pitt Secretary of State for Culture: The Rt. Hon. Fabius Maximus Secretary of State for Events: The Rt. Hon. Baron Plaguelord Minister-without-Portfolio: The Rt. Hon. Salochin
  5. TNI Foreign Office The New Inquisition Foreign Office - Election Update 7th May 2014 Population: 309 Forum posts: 477,303 Kaiser: His Most Gracious and Imperial Majesty, Charles Cerebella Crown Princess: Her Imperial Highness, Lynneiah Reich Chancellor: Her Grace, The Rt. Hon. Viktoria von Hohenzollern Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs: His Grace, The Rt. Hon. Sir Otto von Pitt Secretary of State for Home Affairs: The Rt. Hon. Torrin von Vonno Secretary of State for Culture: The Rt. Hon. Fabius Maximus Secretary of State for Events: The Rt. Hon. Baron Plaguelord Minister-without-Portfolio: The Rt. Hon. Salochin The New Inquisition Launches Stock Exchange - Speculation is rife! Traders busily go about their business, hoping to make their fortune The New Inquisition has launched a brand new cultural project, The New Inquisition Stock Exchange (TNISE). Many prominent members of the region, including the Kaiser have joined the game which is based on a combination of NS nations and contributions to the region. TNISE began trading on Monday 28th April, and has so far seen active trading from players. Prices fluctuate based on the trades made by players and the performance of players within TNI. Players are then assessed at the end of each month both on the performance of their company (which is based on the combination of their NS nation and their TNI performances) and their trading (how much they have increased the value of their portfolio through buying and selling various shares in other companies). TNISE is open to foreign players on application and those interested in taking part should register on the TNI forums to take part. TNI People's Choice Awards announced The glitz, the glamour, the excitement was all present for TNI's ever popular People's Choice Awards... After a long hiatus, TNI's People Choice Awards were held. The Awards give citizens of TNI a chance to nominate fellow citizens of TNI for various awards (serious and silly). The competition was intense, but the Reich Chancellor announced the awards as follows: Serious categories: Favourite TNI citizen - Harshhaven Best Reichstag Delegate - Jet Black Best Lord - Jet Black and Harshhaven Most Evil Member - Sir Pitt and Plaguelord Best New member - Torrin Von Vonno Most Cheerful Member - Fairybella Most Cynical Member - Lynnieah Member You Would Most Like to Return - Shase Best Roleplayer - Plaguelord Best Military Commander - Onderkelkia and Christopher Bishop Best Military Operation - The Rejected Realms Favourite Thread - Cere, Harshy and Josh Play... Worst Thread - Satan and Women's Liberation Best Quote - 'The constitution is irrelevant' Sir Pitt Member Who Has Contributed the Most to TNI - Viktoria von Hohenzollern Best Regional/Religious Society - Pixel Fix Biggest Spammer - Fabius Maximus Biggest Troll - Plaguelord Best Debater - Sir Pitt Silly categories: TNI's Village Idiot - Plaguelord and Wyzecat Most Likely to be Found Drunk and Dancing naked in the Palace Gardens - North East Somerset Member You'd Least Like to Meet in a Dark Alley - Plaguelord Member You'd Most Like to Meet in a Dark Alley - Plaguelord Member Most Likely to Derail your Thread - Fabius Maximus Member Most Likely to Become a Dictator - Lynnieah Member Most Likely to be Reincarnated as an Olive - Sir Pitt and Onderkelkia Member Most Likely to be First Against the Wall When the Revolution Comes- Sir Pitt Celebrations of jubilation and bitter recriminations followed, but there was agreement that the awards had been an excellent success and that there would be not quite so long a wait before the next Awards took place. TNI-UNKNOWN CULTURAL FESTIVAL BEGINS Citizens from TNI and Unknown were waltzing long into night during the festival Following a series of negotiations between the Culture Secretary of TNI and members of Unknown, the TNI-Unknown Cultural Festival has begun. which has seen citizens from Unknown visit TNI's forums to take part in a roleplay state occasion with food, dancing and costumes. This has been noted as a signal of a return to activity and strength for TNI. What is special about this event is that instead of the usual fun and games characteristic of TNI, this joint festival has opted for an approach closer to that of Unknown, taking the form of a roleplayed ball with a central theme of twisted fairytales. There has been a warm reception towards the event, and frequent posting, including appearances by many leading members of both regions. It is believed that relations between the regions would see further development through this event. Imperial University launches essay prize competition with LKE The Imperial University of The New Inquisition has launched its first essay prize competition for players across Nationstates. The question that players have to answer is: 'What is the future of Imperialism in Nation States?' Essays are free to answer this question in any way, provided that they address the topic and essays will be judged by the Chancellor of the Imperial University of TNI and the Chancellor of the University of LKE. They will be judged on strength of argument, structure and use of language as well as creativity/novelty. Individuals have till Monday 26th May 2014 - Noon GMT to submit their essays to either the Chancellor of either university. The winner will be announced shortly afterwards, and they shall receive a joint-Doctorate from both universities and be given appropriate honours. A selection of the best responses will be published in both universities. New citizens The following have recently been accepted as citizens of The New Inquisition: Captain Lemsip, Peacefulonia, Divine Emperor, Warbeld312, God Emperor of Dys, BlackPanther, x6sic6x, Ifaltannia Empire Want to find out more about The New Inquisition? Register on our forums: www.thenewinquisition.net/ This dispatch was composed whilst listening to: The Sun Always Shines on TV by a-ha
  6. Logain Raolin

    Victory in Slavya

    TNI Foreign Office The New Inquisition Foreign Office - Military Victory for UNIAF forces in Slavya 21st April 2014 The following statement has been issued by the Commander of The New Inquisition's Armed Forces (TNIAF): We are pleased to announce that the invasion and occupation of Slavya is coming to a successful conclusion. All troops should standby to receive orders to withdraw shortly, although they should await such withdrawal orders before leaving and, if not deployed, should continue to deploy up until they are issued. Not only did the UIAF obtain an excellent military victory, but the operation has satisfied several political objectives, obtaining the following from the governments of Slavya, Slavia and Slavska: Through this operation, we have defeated SCOP in the war they declared on the UIAF. Indeed, SCOP has been declared a banned organisation in regions it at various points purported to represent. Moreover, an apology has been achieved for the invasion of Anzia and all outstanding issues from the Slavia invasion have been settled, with Slavia officially recognising that it was an FRA member at the time of our invasion. Having attained victory and in line with our commitment, we will be withdrawing from the region. This operation is another illustration of the force and potential of the UIAF's power. Foreign states like SCOP which seek to threaten or damage us can expect a formidable response.
  7. TNI Foreign Office The New Inquisition Foreign Office - Election Update 15th April 2014 Population: 308 Forum posts: 474,701 Kaiser: His Most Gracious and Imperial Majesty, Charles Cerebella Crown Princess: Her Imperial Highness, Lynneiah Reich Chancellor: Her Grace, The Rt. Hon. Viktoria von Hohenzollern Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs: His Grace, The Rt. Hon. Sir Otto von Pitt Secretary of State for Home Affairs: The Rt. Hon. Torrin von Vonno Secretary of State for Culture: The Rt. Hon. Fabius Maximus Secretary of State for Events: The Rt. Hon. Baron Plaguelord Minister-without-Portfolio: The Rt. Hon. Salochin Competitive election produces new government mixing youth and experience Heated debate in the region have led to a new government being installed combining experienced older members with newer citizens The New Inquisition followed successful 8th anniversary celebrations with an exciting and competitive General Election. There was fierce competition and debate from a range of candidates and the formation of a new political party, the Prussian Reform Party introduced added spice. The election saw the following candidates elected: Two candidates ran close campaigns but were unsuccessful: Wyzecat and Oberkommando Crabtree. Following the elections, Viktoria von Hohenzollern defeated Sir Pitt in the Reich Chancellor elections and formed a new government. The new Reich Chancellor promised to bring in newer members alongside experienced citizens to drive the region forward over the months ahead. There are hopes that this term will see significant activity across a range of areas within the region. Full details on the new government of TNI can be seen at the top of this Foreign Update. Kaiser promises reforms to The New Inquisition Look out for more wigs, frills and clarinet concertos... His Most Gracious and Imperial Majesty, has delivered a Speech from the Throne at the start of the new Government and the end of the 8th Foundation Day celebrations, the first of his reign. Referencing the success of the Foundation Day celebrations, His Majesty once again stressed the need for the region to attract new blood. Laying out the priorities for the future of the region, the Kaiser said that alongside upgrades to the forums there would be changes made to reform TNI from a 19th Century Imperial German region, to an 18th Century Prussian region. Subjects have loyally given their support to the Sovereign and there is excitement and anticipation as all look forward to what how this change will be implemented. The Kaiser also announced that the former Reich Chancellor, Olde Delaware, would be elevated to the title The Margrave Palatine of Bremen, in recognition of his leadership of The New Inquisition. From the frontline - a TNI Armed Forces Update The New Inquisition Armed Forces have continued to go from strength to strength since our last update. As part of the United Imperial Armed Forces, together with the LKE Imperial Army and the Royal Albion Legion, TNIAF recently conducted an occupation of Scotland. This success was a joint occupation between The North Pacific Army and the United Imperial Armed Forces, designed to further relations between the UIAF regions and The North Pacific. The complete absence of any opposition from the UDL or the FRA is further proof that the UIAF is attaining victory in TNI and the LKE's wars against the UDL and the FRA. As of time of writing, 29 UIAF troops are deployed in The Soviet Bloc reinforcing an occupation by the Lone Wolves United and more UIAF troops are expected to arrive. Prior to its invasion, led by LWU and in which UIAF partook, the delegacy of the Soviet Bloc was in the hands of Milograd and the 'Lazarene Liberation Army', making the invasion and subsequent occupation solid victories against Lazarus, which conducted an absurd purge of UIAF officials (including then TNI Kaiserin and former Lazarus Delegate Gryfynn, and current Kaiser Charles Cerebella), and, as Lazarus is a member of the FRA, the FRA as a whole. Thus, the UIAF is continuing to doggedly pursue the wars of TNI and the LKE against the FRA with great success. Against this background of victory after victory, TNIAF Commander OnderKelkia announced the appointment of Torrin von Vonno as Deputy Commander of The New Inquisition Armed Forces in light of his dedication to update operations and demonstrated capacity for military leadership. Torrin von Vonno has subsequently been dual-hatted as the UIAF's TNI Division Commander (succeeding Edward Leben), to be combined with his role as Deputy Commander of TNIAF, by UIAF Joint Commander Bishop. This appointment reflects the coming of a new generation of military leadership. This generation is more than ready to carry on TNIAF's legacy of creative and professional operations which serve the foreign policy objectives of our region. Imperial University signs agreements with Lands of Kings and Emperors and Albion The Imperial University of The New Inquisition has signed two agreements with universities in Albion and The Land of Kings and Emperors which will see the Imperial University work more closely with these institutions. The Imperial University is one of the premier universities in Nationstates and it is hoped that these agreements will lead to the advancement of learning across all three regions. New citizens The following have recently been accepted as citizens of The New Inquisition: Valkany, Imperial Commissar, commanderNK12, Entheosia, George Williams and Anaku. Want to find out more about The New Inquisition? Register to our forums: www.thenewinquisition.net/
  8. TNI Foreign Office The New Inquisition Foreign Office Update 27th March 2014 Population: 305 Forum posts: 472,227 Kaiser: His Most Gracious and Imperial Majesty, Charles Cerebella Crown Princess: Her Imperial Highness, Lynneiah Reich Elector: His Excellency, The Rt. Hon. Joshua Lucina-Anumia IX Vice-Reich Elector: Vacant Reich Chancellor: The Rt. Hon. Olde Delaware Deputy Reich Chancellor: The Rt. Hon. Jet Black Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs: The Rt. Hon. Joshua IX Secretary of State for Home Affairs: The Rt. Hon. Bert Secretary of State for Culture: The Rt. Hon. Salohcin Minister-without-Portfolio: The Rt. Hon. Fairybella Minister-without-Portfolio: The Rt. Hon. Viktoria von Hohenzollern The New Inquisition Celebrates as the Region Turns Eight The New Inquisition prepares for its annual celebration. The New Inquisition is fast approaching its eighth year in existence, and that alone would be enough reason for her citizens to celebrate. But it is not only that. TNI remains to this day a large and influential region. Through highs and lows she has been sustained, and has remained an ever present part of the world of Nationstates. Her culture is robust and has developed in myriad ways over her years in existence. Her armies have led the way from the front in battle after battle, raining down victorious blows across countless regions. Her politics are active and diverse, ever evolving. Her citizens are bright, active and forward thinking, forming core groups in many other regions. The New Inquisition has accomplished exceptional endeavours in its eight year existence and the time to celebrate approaches. Starting on Friday 28th March, The New Inquisition will begin celebrating its 8th anniversary. We encourage you all to attend. TNI will be pulling out the stops for a no holds barred celebration party. Fully expect to find pomp, pageantry, possible circumstance, speeches, games, drinks, old hands being nostalgic, newer hands being nostalgic, and of course the TNI staples of Tea and Bacon! We fully expect it to be a thoroughly enjoyable time. Everyone here in TNI is looking forward to seeing you and hope you come and celebrate our 8th birthday with us UIAF Destroy Record UIAF troop's march of triumph. Led by Field Marshal Christopher Bishop, the UIAF stormed through 27 regions, thus breaking the record for most regions raided in a single update. A group of loyal soldiers, including a significant TNI contingent headed by Bishop, battled furiously with defenders in order to secure the ultimate prize of the raiding-within-an-update record. The UIAF are never ones to rest on their laurels - they followed the record with exceptional raids on eighteen regions just days later. Such feats of valour serve to illustrate the exceptional strength and organisation of the UIAF. We look forward to more and even great victories in the future. Changes to the Political Sphere The cabinet reconvenes. Political manouverings have led to various offices changing hands or being filled. Freshly back from a short break from Nationstates, elder statesman Joshua IX returned to politics, sweeping into three positions: Reich Elector, Secretary for Foreign Affairs and Delegate to the Reichstag. He has pledged to support the removal of the now defunct Reich Elector role, thus becoming The New Inquisition's final officer in that role. Other changes to the cabinet have occurred as, due to insufficient time or inactivity, it has been necessary for Reich Chancellor, Olde Delaware, to reshuffle the cabinet. Aside from Joshua IX becoming Foreign Secretary, Salohcin has been appointed Secretary of State for Culture in order to take on the task of creating an exceptional Foundation Day Event. Supporting him are former Kaiserin, Viktoria von Hohenzollern, and former Secretary for Culture, Fairybella, who have been appointed Minister-without-Portfolio. TNI looks forward to an excellent Foundation Day celebration masterminded by such an exceptional team within the government.
  9. TNI Foreign Office The New Inquisition Foreign Office Update 8th February 2014 Population: 297 Forum posts: 465,084 Kaiserin: His Most Gracious and Imperial Majesty, Charles Cerebella Crown Princess: Her Imperial Highness, Lynneiah Reich Elector: His Excellency, The Rt. Hon. Augustus Maximaliaan Vice-Reich Elector: Vacant Reich Chancellor: The Rt. Hon. Olde Delaware Deputy Reich Chancellor: The Rt. Hon. Jet Black Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs: The Rt. Hon. OnderKelkia Secretary of State for Home Affairs: The Rt. Hon. Gun Nutty Buddies Secretary of State for Culture: The Rt. Hon. Homo_Ignoramus The Kaiserin Abdicates Kurfürstin Viktoria von Hohenzollern On 25th January, Viktoria von Hohenzollern announced that she would abdicate as Kaiserin of The New Inquisition once certain legislative changes had been agreed by the Diet. On 6th February, the Articles of Abdication Amendment passed the Diet and the Kaiserin formally abdicated. The entire region was deeply saddened to learn of Viktoria von Hohenzollerns decision to abdicate. In accordance with the Articles of Abdication Amendment, she now assumes the honorary title of Kurfürstin to recognise her position in the region and her duties with regard to the founder nation. Kaiserin Viktoria founded TNI in March 2006 and has ruled our region continuously as Monarch since the LKE Crown abdicated the throne of TNI to her in September 2006. During her reign of over seven years in length, a duration not often reached by monarchs in NationStates, Kaiserin Viktoria has throughout faithfully led, guided and served the people of TNI. In announcing her intention, Kaiserin Viktoria clarified that she intends to remain involved the region socially but was no longer able to dedicate the time necessary in order to lead it. She is therefore convinced that that abdicating is the best decision for the future of TNI. Kaiserin Viktoria has given so much to life of the region and her standing down is a momentous occasion for TNI as we enter a new stage in our regional history. In addition to announcing her decision to abdicate, Kaiserin Viktoria carried out her duty and made several other important announcements to the region. First, medals were awarded to Friedrich Wilhelm, Homo_ignoramus and Christopher Bishop in recognition of various political and cultural services which they have performed admirably. Second, Kaiserin Viktoria announced that the Barracks will be renamed the OnderKelkia Hall in recognition of Archduke OnderKelkia's past service as Heir Apparent as well as his past and present leadership of the region's military and intelligence departments. Third, Kaiserin Viktoria granted Plaguelord a peerage as a Baron, raised Edward Leben within the peerage to become a Viscount and elevated Christopher Bishop to become a Duke. Finally, Kaiserin Viktoria offered both general and specific thanks to the many citizens who had served her during her reign. The Kaiser Ascends Kaiser Charles Cerebella Charles Cerebella, Heir Apparent at the time of Kaiserin Viktorias abdication, has become Kaiser of The New Inquisition. In a Speech from the Throne, the Kaiser recalled the recent anniversary of TNIs invasion of The Rejected Realms and other significant regional achievements from during Kaiserin's reign. Far from resting on his laurels, however, the Kaiser immediately embraced the new challenges facing the region, announcing that he would be working with the Government in order to reform the regional theme away from that of the German Empire in the Bismarck era towards something based on the Prussia of Frederick the Great. Like The New Inquisition, the Kaiser believes that the Prussia of Frederick the Great is a state that triumphed against the odds, rising from nothing to a real power in the system. Legislative proposals will be discussed, with the likelihood being that a number of titles to regional offices and elements of imperial culture will be amended in line with this change of theme. Both the Kaisers elevation and his first major decision as Monarch have been greeted with much support from the citizenry of the region. In addition to outlining his vision to the region, the new Kaiser awarded his first grant of peerage and dealt with key personnel appointments. First, Viktoria von Hohenzollern was created the Archduchess of Neuschwanstein, becoming only the second individual at this level of the peerage, in recognition of her great service as Kaiserin. Second, Lynneiah, possessing great experience across key roles in the region (including three consecutive terms as head of government in 2011), was announced as Crown Princess and Heir Apparent of the Empire. Second, it was announced that Harshhaven, who served as a Prince in 2007-09, would be joining North East Somerset as an ordinary Prince to provide additional support to the administrative team. Finally, North East Somerset and OnderKelkia were confirmed by the Kaiser in their respective existing intelligence, military and administrative positions, with the latter granted the power to grant or deny citizenship. On being petitioned by various citizens, the Government has authorised a Transfer of Power Event to celebrate the succession of Cerebella to the Throne. This has been titled the Schloß Charlottenburg. The activities involved in this event are being warmly welcomed by the population. New Treaties Agreed Since our last update, The New Inquisition Foreign Office has been busy negotiating and agreeing to two new treaties.First, the Fraternal Treaty of Thebes has been concluded between Osiris and The New Inquisition. In light of our treaties with The South Pacific and Balder, this marks TNIs third alliance with a game-created region. This treaty has been as a natural way of solidifying the existing military and diplomatic relations between Osiris and TNI. This relationship has included several exchanges of mutual support in both defensive and offensive military operations. Second, the Treaty of Obcasia has been agreed with Mazeria. Mazeria is a fellow imperialist region with which TNI has enjoyed a fruitful exchange of military support in several key operations. This treaty therefore reflects the practical benefits of alliance between TNI and Maziera, our cultural affinity as imperialists and TNIs commitment to working with emerging imperialist powers. In addition to these treaties, the Green-Black Concordat between TNI, several other regions which raid and certain roleplaying regions was instituted by the Commander of The New Inquisition Armed Forces as an order providing a code of conduct for military operations involving TNI forces, whether operating on their own or through the United Imperial Armed Forces. Occupation of Slavia The New Inquisition Armed Forces, through the United Imperial Armed Forces, secured a major defeat against the Founderless Regions Alliance with the invasion of one of their member regions, Slavia, in early January. Together with the militaries of our UIAF partners The Land of Kings and Emperors and Albion, TNIAF led a coalition in an update operation involving 18 units unseating an 11-endorsement Delegate. Since the invasion, members of Slavia have actively sought to repudiate their links with the FRA. This occupation follows on from TNIAF-led invasions of The Rejected Realms, Soviet Union and Fidelia in 2012, as well as the UIAF regions withdrawal from a peace conference, called by the then FRA Arch Chancellor, following unprofessional FRA behaviour (including disagreement with the principles the Arch Chancellor had announced the conference on). This invasion represents the clear commitment of TNI to the prosecution of our war on the FRA and of the FRAs inability to militarily or diplomatically defend its own regions. In addition this occupation, Commander OnderKelkia announced that he was appointing Edward Leben to become the new Deputy Commander of The New Inquisition Armed Forces. Under the direction of the Commander and in concert with UIAF command officials, this officer has responsibility for providing effective consistent leadership to any single-region operations pursued by TNI and consolidating core TNI military strength. Elections Underway Recently our head of government Olde Delaware, of the Primrose Legaue, announced that he was dissolving the Reichstag and calling for new elections. Dominius Aurelius, Electoral Commissioner, opened nominations formally and commenced a nominations process lasting ninety-six hours. As it stands, according to most expectations following the most recent term, Olde Delaware is the front-runner to be returned as Reich Chancellor in this election. For the lower house of the legislature, so far there are broadly equivalent numbers from the left, centre and right of TNIs traditional political spectrum, with the same number of Primrose Legaue and independent candidates, with the number of candidates for the more left-leaning factions being equally divided between the New Progressive Coalition and the Revolutionary Republican Party. World Assembly Reform Passes Following debate in both houses of The New Inquisitions Diet, two bills to reform to the World Assembly Delegates position have been passed. The effect of this legislation is streamline the law on the World Assembly Delegates office by ensuring that all the relevant rules are contained in Article II, Section IV of the Constitution. New provisions in the Constitution clarify that the World Assembly Delegate can resign and that it is a criminal act for the Delegate to vote except in accordance with the procedure it outlines. The most significant additional provision addresses the question of ensuring the speedy transfer the Delegacy in the event of the Delegate leaving office for whatever reason. The original proposal duplicated content between the Constitution and a statute pertaining to the World Assembly Delegacy, but this was rejected by our upper house, the Herrenhaus, and returned to the lower house, after concerns were voiced by nobles about this situation.
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    Hey there, just a friendly Ambassador from The New Inquisition starting my new position here today; looking forward to meeeting a lot of new people.
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