Greetings, I'm posting this on your region's RMB because you either have embassies with the Union of Allied States, or are currently constructing one. I assume most of you may not be aware of events that occurred in the region in the past week or so, so I hope you'll read this explanation. Apologies if this causes inconvenience or doesn't fit RMB guidelines, I'm simply trying to get the message out as fast as possible.
You may or may not have heard about recent events in the Union of Allied States (UAS).
I am the former President of the Union of Allied States, a region I'm no longer part of, and you'll soon find out why. After my departure, I am now a Co-Founder of The Democratic Union, along with my friend and ally Handal Ands. I'm not sure in what capacity I'm speaking here as, but what I do know is that everyone has a right to know what has happened in my former region.
Just before the minor update of July 22, the founder and his supporters launched a coup to oust the democratically elected government. This government was led by myself as President and Handal Ands as Vice President, and we were both ejected and banned from the region. Along with us, several supporters, around 10 in total, left the region in protest, and occupied the Confederation of Nations, a region previously owned by the UAS. We intended to found our own region, where the principles of democracy are enshrined. The perpetrators of the coup then went on to install an Imperial Constitution with pretenses of democracy, but in truth controlled by the perpetrators of the coup, with the founder declaring himself Emperor. Just a day later, the Imperial Constitution was taken down, and the same perpetrators of the coup declared that the region was to return to a democracy. At the same time, they offered to negotiate for our return to the region, including reinstating my government. However, this was accompanied by several unreaonsable demands, including many undemocratic changes to the Constitution. Furthermore, a new Constitution with these changes was put up and immediately ratified by the perpetrators of the coup without any agreement made. This was a blatant violation of good faith in negotiation, and reaffirms that the perpetrators of the coup in fact does not care for democracy.
The said changes include :
A complete abolishment of political parties and the Right to AssemblyPolitical Parties and organizations are prohibited.
A court system that effectively concentrates all judicial power on one person for a life term (The Constitution adds two lower courts each with one judge, both of which can be ruled singularly by the Chief Justice, instead of a single court with three equal judges)1) The Court of last resort shall be the Supreme Court of the Union of Allied States.
2) The Chairman shall appoint a Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. The Chief Justice shall serve a life term.
3) The Chief Justice shall adopt rules for Supreme Court proceedings appropriate by law.
4) The Chief Justice shall hear all appeals from the Circut Court and has the sole authority to declare any bill or law unconstitutional.
All fundamental rights being limited to citizens (WA nations) onlyThe fundamental rights of all Citizens in the UAS Constitution shall be henceforth elucidated upon
A Delegative legislative system, which on the surface is purported to be more representative than a representative one, but in fact misses out on several key components of a Delegative system, and restricts voters to delegate their votes to only 3 members, thus concentrating power on a select few.2) Citizens shall elect by popular vote, once every two months, a State Council. The State Council shall be composed of three Councilors. State Councilors must be Citizens of the Union.
3) The State Council, as the leaders of the People, shall hold the voice of Citizens via delegates. Citizens shall delegate their vote to a Councilor of their choice, and may change their delegate at any given time.
A "General Secretary" position that is appointed solely by the founder, which although seeming like an administrative position, in fact has powerful authorities, including the ability to essentially become founder when he is absent, along with being third in line for succession to Presidency, despite being neither democratically elected, or democratically appointed.7) In the event the Chairman is absent for more than 3 consecutive days, the General Secretary shall assume the role of Chairman until his return. If the Chairman shall Cease to Exist, the General Secretary shall found a new region and assume the position of Chairman of the State Council.
8) The General Secretary shall be granted Appearance, Communications, Border Control, Embassies, and Polls authority.
Now, I'm aware that some of you may not care much for democracy. However, for a region that supposedly does care about it very much, this is a blatantly wrong, whether or not the intentions were right.
After this, the perpetrators of the coup set out to manipulate members of the region into thinking that the UAS has returned to democracy, when in fact the very Constitution was never even debated or voted on. Unfortunately, this tactic worked for the most part, prompting many members who had supported me to return. Some were also likely offered positions in government for their return. In addition, some of these members decided to smear and harass me and Handal Ands both openly and privately. These included a telegram that was sent with unsubstantiated historical claims accusing Handal Ands of bullying, spamming in excess of 300 pings on Discord, accompanied with various insults, frequent personal attacks on us as bitter, and even accusations of us being toxic. Members even pestered The Wolf Clan that closed embassies with them with multiple posts on their RMB. All these accusations were never raised before the coup, and appear to be hastily invented without any factual basis. The people who made many of these personal attacks are now the most powerful people in the region (apart from the founder).
I don't expect you, whoever is reading this, to completely trust me, and I wouldn't be surprised if some of you may think I'm a bitter person with a vendetta. I do have evidence to support what I have said, though because of time it would take to assemble them and concern for privacy, I chose not to link any. But this is my attempt at giving an explanation, an understanding of the situation in a region that I was once proud to be part of, that I loved very much. This is an explanation of the situation, an explanation that the current "government" has refused to give, in order to give everyone the false sense that the region has returned to normal. But it has not, and that's why I made the choice to permanently leave and found our new region. The decisions is yours, whether or not you choose to do anything about it, but it's my hope that you will support us in creating The Democratic Union, a better and more democratic region, and condemn the UAS for its actions by upvoting this dispatch, or anything else you see appropriate.
If you have any questions or clarifications, please contact me via Telegram or (preferably) Discord on An_Dr_Ew#7746.
A local brewery provided the Mayor of Tiger City with 120 free kegs of their famous ale: Khan’s Blood — usually a year’s supply — as has been the tradition for many years. However, the current mayor has consumed the lot in just two months and taxpayers are now being asked to replenish the provision.
“Our Khan’s Blood is probably the finest brew in all of Spanelsko,” interjects Cortana Fellow, the Commissar at the state-run brewery, as she opens a bottle of the ale with a sickle. “It’s a pity that only this mayor gets to taste our tantalising tipple. We could supply your office, and even the whole of parliament. As a faithful cadre of your organisation, The Great Supreme Lord Khan, in return, perhaps a senior position in the Party wouldn’t go amiss?”
The Talking Point
More and more people are signing up for the government party.
Oh good... We both chose the same option. ^^;
[The New Mareskov Herald]
Sunday, August 4th, 2019
*Premier Aleksi Coltsov will be heading to Japan to meet with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to commemorate the 74th Anniversary of the Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. It is unknown if American President Donald Trump will be attending as well. Aleksi and family will be departing from Mareskov International Airport this Monday the 5th and will return on Sunday the 11th. As protocol dictates, the Equestrian Union will be at (DEFCON 2) as a precaution.*
While taking a photo with a journalist, you were interrupted by an enthusiastic supporter who promptly fainted in your arms. The journalist’s article went viral overnight, turning the image of you and your fan into an internet sensation. The next morning, you were greeted by your intern, Sigourney Laine, begging you to take a selfie with her in the same pose. It turns out you’ve acquired a new fanbase. This raises a question - how can you turn this situation to your advantage?
“All my classmates are so jealous that I get to work in your office,” squeals your intern, gleefully posting the selfie to her blog. “If you started a student organization to help you campaign online, we’d be queuing up to join! The best students are the ones who work hard for their futures. This’d give us another way to start working for yours!”
The Talking Point
The Great Supreme Lord Khan's media campaigns take a hiatus around exam week.
The world was shocked by videos of a Bigtopian rebel army massacring a village... using weapons with “Made in Spanelsko” proudly branded on them.
“Another happy customer!” declares Guinan de Castro, the manager of a large firearm factory, beaming with pride. “Look how pleased that gentleman is at his SXP-7631 battle rifle’s stopping power. Just as advertised, it is making mincemeat of that mother and baby! Hey, speaking of advertisement, can we use this footage please? I think videos like these are fantastic at showcasing the quality of our awesome products.”
The Talking Point
Terrorist videos start by thanking their sponsors.
Our weapons are the pride of our nation, and so are our customers :]
Yes and no. We do still hold something of a NKVD unit behind the front line, but we don't shoot our soldiers. Some do decide to try and retreat, but usually will head back after a few hours. (Those that do desert are simply returned to civilian life unless they committed crimes against the State.)
Our military morale is high enough that the only desertion is Reserve troops trying to get into the already full ranks of the Front and Home Guard. But I suppose.... In the event that we do get into a major conflict with someone, don't even try it, we already have the old NKVD practices of the 40's in use. Our nation is a two sided card... On one side, a brutally led military that won't retreat regardless of the odds. On the other side, a population of kindhearted people living in a beautiful nation of harmony. [I know I'm the leader in Corruption, but NS doesn't know what its talking about.]
I mean if the troop morale is high enough that they willingly try to get shot first your soldiers are either suicidal in their loyalty or your army suffers from some major problems.
As for your not retreat policy, we experienced it first hand at Leningrad and near Moscow, but we still consider your soldiers as nothing more then cannon fodder in comparison to the forces of Spanelsko.
Although i do admit that we are getting a bit bored as we lack any competition in the military. I mean seriously our only potential rival is a pacifistic USSR and the other is essentially a Dystopian Hellhole ruled by communists (Nefarious) that is essentially another home for us due to its weird nature. (i always imagined Nefar's nation to be essentially a desert hellscape)
And this is what i never get about comrade Nurem, your royal family is part of a Constitutional Monarchy yes??? So why the hell are they not interested in having some power over having a title as a reminder that they are powerless and sniper practice targets for new assassins...... ignore the last part.
Like really my friend, if you ever want to conquer the world or at least have some influence in the world using the habsburg strat is the most basic of basics for a monarchy.
-Random thoughts of the Supreme Leader for all Eternity of Iberian Imperial Hordes.