Please make sure to vote everyone! The best cure to stagnation/inactivity/poor performance is by electing people are engaged and proactive. So I urge you to not only vote, but also strive to be an informed voter. Checkout the candidate's factbooks, read up on the debates, ask questions. Best of luck to all!
Apologies everyone. It has come to my attention that one of the candidates was not a valid citizen at the time of the ballot's release. After consulting with the JM and members of the High Court, we've made the decision to remove Bannersville from the ballot. Any votes cast for Bannersville will be transferred down the list (ie if you voted for them 3rd choice, your 3rd preference would get bumped to your 4th choice and so on). It won't have any significant impact on the count; however, should you want to submit another ballot you may do so (just contact me so I know why you've submitted to ballots).
Apologies everyone. I was in a bit of a rush to get this organized, and in my haste I missed this. I don't wanna play the blame game on this one; I just want to apologize for the error and reassure you that it won't happen again.
Announcement from the Thaempirial Army
Hello, all. At the major update of the 14th May 2021, the region of Genua invaded Thaecian sovereign territory. Genua was an overtly fascist region which used our beloved region as a Jump Point in which to prepare for a tag raid. This act was a blatant act of aggression and of utmost disrespect, and Thaecia was targeted for being wholly unapologetically anti-fascist.
However, there is very little to be concerned about.
Shortly after Genua did this, NationStates moderators announced a new antifascist policy which you can view here. This new policy resulted in the deletion of Genua's founder account, and with hours to go before the next WA update, the Thaempirial Army scrambled to co-operate with a wide coalition of other regions to exact revenge and justice through military means.
It is therefore my pleasure to announce to the region the Thaempirial Army's participation in the total, unequivocal and absolute destruction of the region of Genua.
Now in the hands of Antifa, the loathsome region will be kept as a trophy and a souvenir of such a momentous event. It shall also serve as a warning to all regions consider raising their arms in the name of fascism, and we are proud to have been part of the effort to starve this ideology of the political oxygen it requires to further spread bigotry and hatred.
If you would like to learn more about this, please read (and upvote!) the following dispatch prepared oh-so-kindly by the wonderful Xoriet:
On the Major Update of May 15, 2021, the newly founderless Nazi region Genua was raided. Earlier that day, the Moderators had puppetswept the founder of the region and left it vulnerable to invasion. They also destroyed several other major bastions of Nazism. Genua, which had managed to land on the radar of more Gameplay regions than the average Nazi region through their tendency to gloat about using major regions as jump points for random, occasional one-operation update tag raids, quickly became a uniting force for twenty-three militaries, many of whom would never work together under normal circumstances. The point nation for the operation, Mallorea and Riva, had 121 endorsements at the peak and 114 WA nations including the point made the jump to Genua, shattering the previous updater record in moderns time by nearly 20 endorsements.
May Genua as a trophy stand testament to the unity of NationStates against the plague of Nazism and fascism. All major regions will unite under the banner of anti-fascism, regardless of ideology, politics, or personal feelings.
Eastern Pacific Sovereign Army
Europeian Republican Navy
Joint Systems Alliance (Mallorea and Riva)
Kingdom of Great Britain
Korean People’s Armed Forces
League's Defense Forces
Lone Wolves United
North Pacific Army
South Pacific Special Forces
Ten Thousand Islands Treaty Organization
The Autumnal Court
The Black Hawks
The Free Nations Region
The Land of Kings and Emperors
The MT Army
The Order of the Grey Wardens
The Red Fleet
The West Pacific Armed Forces
Wintercrest Revolutionary Army
Credit is also given to others operating as mercenaries.
If you still have unanswered questions, please DM or telegram me or Brototh.
Tagus of the Thaempirial Army
I have a question; How do wars work?
I gotta run for a short while but I will answer this as soon as I can :)
Justice Ministry Announcement
The Justice Ministry is proud to announce its biggest revamp to the Thaecian Bar Examination.
As it currently stands the Bar Examination is easy, and really anyone can pass it so long as they consult basic legal concepts present in the Law Registry and Constitution. The Justice Ministry concluded that this contradicted the whole purpose of the Bar Association, which is to allow for citizens, particularly those less knowledgeable in regional law, to be able to consult with legal experts for help, or even be represented by them if needed to. If anyone can pass the exam, than that certainly can't happen.
It is for this reason that we have re-formulated the Bar Examination, introducing a set of harder question which require participants to elaborate responses with their own words, as well as an essay which gives participants the freedom to give their opinion on a legal issue, provided said opinion is well justified. Additionally the threshold to pass the exam has been set at 80%.
With this we have decided to clear the Bar Association, so if you were a Public Defender or Honorable Attorney you'll need to take the exam again if you wish to retain your position. We do not plan to clear the bar again anytime in the near future, but as there was quite a drastic change in the way the test is formulated we found that to be necessary this time.
Here are all other details about the Bar Exam that you need to know, along with a link to take the exam itself:
As defined by law under Legislative Resolution (L.R.) 015, the Thaecian Bar Association (TBA) has been established to help ensure that every citizen of Thaecia has equal access to and opportunity for proper representation before and during trial. The Thaecian Bar Examination (TBE) has been established to test those who wish to represent their fellow citizens. Those who pass the Thaecian Bar Examination bear the title of Honorable Attorney (H.A.), carrying the responsibilities of the position and being also able to volunteer to be a public defender. Those who score 80% or higher on the exam are granted membership into the TBA. The examination is administered to all who wish to take it. The Thaecian Bar Examination is maintained and administered by the Justice Ministry of Thaecia.
Date of Entry
May 17th 2021
Date of Entry
May 17th 2021
- Cerdenia, Deputy Justice Minister