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Welcome to Power, a proud territory of Force.

May Freedom and Justice Rule!


Founded April 17th, 2018

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Embassies: Force, Heart, RGBN, Monarchist and Democratic Alliance, and Northern Ocean.

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Power contains 8 nations, the 2,101st most in the world.

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The Most Advanced Defense Forces in Power

Nations ranked highly spend the most on national defense, and are most secure against foreign aggression.

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NationWA CategoryMotto
1.The Introspectionist Monarchy of Pridnestrovskaia MoldavskaiaInoffensive Centrist Democracy“The Economy Is The Nation's Efficiency”
2.The Puppet of AgloreMoralistic Democracy“Our nation's defense is our offense”
3.The Confederacy of The Kansan FrontierFree-Market Paradise“Ad Astra Per Aspera”
4.The Armed Republic of The DnestrCorrupt Dictatorship“Death Upon The Crown”
5.The Principality of The Province of PowerInoffensive Centrist Democracy“May Freedom and Justice Rule”
6.The Democratic States of FeheraAnarchy“Justice, Piety, Loyalty”
7.The Empire of Franco-CaledoniaFather Knows Best State“Today a Kingdom, Tomorrow an Empire”
8.The Republic of IupInoffensive Centrist Democracy“Through fire and storm we still sustain”

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Good day, RMB! Here to announce the the FUP's first release of the CommUnity Newsletter! In this edition:

  • Headlines

    • The Drewpocalypse's Impact on Force

    • New Governors of Power and Canterbury

    • Interviews with the Newcomers in the House + Justice Tigslarlowducken

    • The Best of RMB Questions and Answers

  • Party Platform

  • The Party List, an interview with Sir Lashnakia

  • From the Desk of The Chair

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On the 20th of April, NationStates saw a large influx of new nations arrive and scatter across the metaverse like never before. The reason? An event appropriately dubbed by the community as the "Drewpocalypse", in which YouTuber Drew Durnill, at 590 thousand Subscribers at the time of this article's writing, released a YouTube video showcasing the very game you're reading this on right now, NationStates. This, obviously, caused the massive wave of new nations to arrive. While dozens of articles have already been written about this topic before when it was more relevant, this article will focus more on the event's impacts on our Union.

The event seemed to have made no visible impacts on other territories in terms of population booms, so this article will mostly talk about Force. The CommUnity made the graph below using the population graphs available on NationStates, and includes the four most important events of the "Drewpocalypse" - the First and Second Waves, marking the releases of the two videos Drew made on his channel; and the First and Second CTEings, marking 30 days away from their respective Waves.

Before the First Wave, we can see population steadily increasing from the efforts of past and present administrations. It can very visibly be seen however that after the first wave, the population just skyrockets with 20 to 40 more nations, many of which were confirmed to be from Drew Durnil's videos. The Second Wave was much less impactful, but could be potentially the cause of the slight increase seen a couple of days later.

The population is maintained for the next weeks after the Drewpocalypse with the natural newcomers and nations ceasing-to-exist (CTE), but once it came to the First CTEing, it can be seen on the graph that it very clearly declines rapidly, and the Second CTEing obviously made no negative impacts since the Second Wave did have any positive impacts, and the natural increase of nations can be seen kick back in action after that point in time.

Overall, the Drewpocalypse was much much more impactful to the other, larger regions - and while it did certainly boost and maintain the population numbers in Force, that was just about it. The event will, however, be a historical moment across NationStates that dared to challenge the responsiveness and welcomeness of regions across the metaverse, and Force surely did not disappoint.

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With recent expansions and appointments, the Union of Force's development and participation in our territories have been greater than ever, with more and more people interested in getting involved. This hyper-development began on the 9th of June, where through an Executive Order, the region of Canterbury was annexed into a province of the Union after having past history of involvement with Force. Later that day, another EO created the first unique territory of the Union, the province of Greater Arcem, in which the former provinces of Arcem and The New United Commonwealth are integrated under a joint government structure, signaling potential plans in store for Greater Arcem. Later on that week, two more EOs would appoint Chundukeratopia and [DPP] Pridnestrovskaia Moldavskaia (more known on Discord as Nevertheless) as Governors to Canterbury and Power, espectively. The CommUnity had the honor of interviewing these new Governors and their plans in their provinces.

Good day, Governor! First off, congratulations on your most recent appointment as Governor of Canterbury. We hope we might ask you for a brief interview?

    Thank you, I'd be more than happy to share my thoughts!

Wonderful, let's dive right in! First question, In what direction do you want Canterbury to go towards in a governmental aspect?

    Well, I'm very interested in restoring the region to what it once was, but with some minor improvements to the governing structure. I'd like to give it's residents more power in every decision the government makes, rather than it being representative as before. More of a true democracy

Do you plan to make Canterbury stand out? If so, how?

    For starters I'd like to give Centerbury a whole new look to make it feel less outdated. I've changed the region's flag so far, and plan to update the WFE accordingly to suit the new style. The main goal, hopefully, will be to engage the community on discord though, while the RMB will be for more specific discussions relevant to NS as a whole. I hope that with these efforts, the region will start to stand out more, especially among newcomers to the game

Wonderful! Those seem like excellent plans - [and] since you've stated your plans, which will be your main priorities now that you've started as Governor?

    For the time being, my full attention is turned towards recruitment. Once Canterbury has more residents, I can begin to focus on other things such as community events, and hopefully raise the activity level across discord and the RMB

Sources [i](totally not just me) show that you, along with other well known Force individuals such as Tigslarlowducken and New Legland, have had previous history in Canterbury. What was the region like before?

    Canterbury was originally made as something for us all to work on together while we were at school, so it was a very casual and tight-knit community. After a while however, the government started encountering some issues, namely with our original founder, and after he was overthrown the activity level slowly started to dwindle. It's never quite been the same since then, but I'd like to bring it back it to its former glory

I'm sure Canterbury will be as glorious as ever soon enough under you! In the long run, do you plan to make Canterbury more independent from the Capital or more connected to it?

    Even before Canterbury and Force were affiliated, I've always strongly supported an alliance between our two regions, and now I'd like to strengthen that bond even further

The flag currently flying in Canterbury appears to also have had a long history behind it with several versions similar to it fly before. How did this flag come to be and what does it mean?

    As I've mentioned previously, Canterbury was originally a region based on our school, and even though many of us have moved on from it now we still have a strong connection to that place. The strong blue and gold as well as the knight mascot actually come from the football team, and represent strength and honor

That's quite wonderful to read, and a good note to conclude on. That's all the questions we have planned for you, Governor Chundukeratopia. But before we end this interview, would you like to say anything?

    For now I believe that's all the news I have, but I hope that soon there'll be more to share about the reconstruction of Canterbury!

Thank you very much for your time and the best of luck in Canterbury! Have a safe and wonderful day!

    You too, I appreciate you taking the time out of your busy schedule for this

Good day, Governor! Congratulations on your most recent appointment as Governor of Power. We hope we might ask you for a brief interview?

    Yes, I am available to do an interview

Great! First off, In what direction do you want Power to go towards in a governmental aspect?

    I would love for Power to take form of governance similar to that of Force. The Cabinet, in terms of actual positions, will be nearly identical with the minor change of being a Presidency instead of an Office of Prime Minister.
    There will also be a bicamerial legislative with one being the House of Representatives that all Force territories share and a Senate, filled with citizens of Power.
    And then like what Heart and RGBN does, share the Court.

What will be your main priorities now that you've started as Governor?

    My main priorities are now to grow Power's population through recruitment as well as the creation of on-site Info Dispatches and the Discord.
    Once I obtain a recruitment key Power will be gaining population through a API, manual recruitment, and Disboard.

Nice, best of luck with those! Now, I'm sure you know Power was previously under a different administration, and it seems you're currently using the Constution made by said administration. Do you plan to change or adapt this in the future or keep it as is?

    It will be amended before notable traffic comes to Power. The previous constitution is wellmade and can hold on it's own, however, it does not suit Power's current situation. It would work great back in Power's day when it had twentyfive or so members, but I do not think it will when it regains that lost population.
    It does set out specific ministries by the government, however that expectation of filling them can not be made when Power has so few residents as of current.

Excellent approach, I might say. Next question: How do you like the flag?

    It is a great flag and I feel like it works amazingly with the aesthetic of Force.

In the long run, do you plan to make Power more independent from the Capital or more connected to it?

    While I can not say for certain as Power does not have a defined culture separate or connected to the Capital currently, I would like to say more independent in the means self-governance with the exception of Foreign Affairs and Defense.

Wonderful! Now - For the last question; Perhaps the most important question in this interview, Pandas or koalas?

    Pandas without a doubt

This is so sad. That's all the questions we have planned for you, Mister Nevertheless. But before we end this interview, would you like to say anything at all?

    my pfp is a panda, what did you expect? Umm - I would like to say for anyone interested check out Power on Nationstates.

Thank you very much for your time and the best of luck in Power! Have a safe and wonderful day!

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Following an Emergency House and Court Election on the 11th of May to fill in empty gaps, we saw two newcomers out of three candidates enter the House Elections, [DPP] Rep. Silvedania and [FUP] Rep. EGM (the third being [DPP] Rep. Diabeetus); and only one candidate entered the Justice Election, [FUP] Justice Tigslarlowducken. All four of them won the seats they ran for and we have had the pleasure of interviewing the newcomers in the house as well as Justice Tigslarlowducken.

Good day, Representative! First and foremost, Congratulations on your election to the House. Granted, it's been quite a few weeks ago already - but we hope you don't mind us asking you a few questions?

    Thank you! That would be great!

Excellent! We'll get right in, shall we? First, What are your main priorities now that you have been elected as a Representative?

    My main priorities are just to scrap Amendment L, which is currently being voted on, and also cleaning up the relations between the Cabinet and the House. (Note: Amendent 22 has already been passed at the time of this article's publishing)

Very simple yet effective. Second, Are there any particular issues that stand out for you and would wish to resolve?

    Well, the issue of Libertatis Regalis stood out to me, and I want to try to and make sure something like that never happens again.

Ah yes, that was quite the issue. Any ideas specifically to combat that?

    Basically just trying to moderate our forums more, basically hiring moderators.

Ah yes, quite simple, one might think. Next, You've been seated as Representative for well over [a few] weeks now since the Elections, how was your experience been so far?

    It has been very good, but sometimes people can get a little sidetracked when meetings are in session.

How exactly?

    When we are talking about a new house bill, or anything, people have joked around, and started talking about gaming.

I've actually been to a few Cabinet meetings where the same happens as well :P We're gonna wrap up this very short interview after this, but lastly, would you like to say anything at all before its conclusion?

    I just am glad to be serving as a House Reprsentative.

Thank you so much for your time, it's been very much appreciated. Have a safe and wonderful day, Rep. Silvedania!

Good day, Representative! First and foremost, Congratulations on your election to the House. Granted, it's been quite a few weeks ago already - but we hope you don't mind us asking you a few questions?

    Yes of course. I'm happy to answer some questions

Great! First off, What are your main priorities now that you have been elected as a Representative?

    My main priority is to ensure the law is fair and just. I shall strive to improve it and make sure it is what the people of Force agree with. Also I shall try and engage with the community more and encourage others to join in too.

All very wise options! Secondly, are there any particular issues that stand out for you and would wish to resolve?

    I don't think there's anything in particular at the moment that I wish to resolve. As I am only 2 weeks into the role (at the time the interview was conducted) I'm still learning how the system works but when I get a better understanding of how it works, and also when I know what the people want, I shall start to investigate what I can do to resolve these issues.

Very straightforward yet smart decision. Next, as you said, you've been seated as Representative for well over [a few] weeks now since the Elections, how was your experience been so far?

    Well it's been interesting. Unfortunately due to most of the members, myself included, being new to the house is has been a little slow in functioning. I have attended a house meeting, which was successful in covering some amendments but it also got invaded by other people and turned into some kind of debate. Although it was quite entertaining, it really didn't help with the functioning of the house. Then there was also the PMQs, which had to be postponed and that meant I was unable to attend. All in all it has been an interesting experience so far. I feel with time all the members will be able to have more of an influence and the functioning of the house will improve once we've got a better grip of the operations that we partake in.

Well said, very well said. We're gonna wrap up this very short interview after this, but lastly, would you like to say anything at all before the conclusion of this interview?

    I would just like to thank everyone for electing me and I shall strive to serve you as best as I can. If anyone has any issues that they would like to be addressed, do not hesitate in making them known to me or any other house members. Wishing you all the best

Thank you so much for your time, it's been very much appreciated. Have a safe and wonderful day, Rep. EGM!

Good day, Justice Tigslarlowducken! Before anything starts, a quick congratulations for being elected as Justice! We hope you don't mind us asking a few questions?

    Ok

You've been elected for around two weeks now (at the time of the interview), how's your experience been in the Court so far?

    Well I haven't really had to do anything because there haven't been any complaints raised and the House seems to be in a coma.

Do you have anything in plan to achieve as Justice?

    Facilitate the continuation of Force

Though not exactly recent, what is your opinion on the Libertatis Situation?

    He's a deplorable person

Anything else to add?

    I'm surprised he wasn't removed earlier

Indeed. That's all the questions we have in plan, really. To conclude the interview, is there anything you want to say before we end it?

    Not really

Thank you very much for your time, it's very much appreciated! Have a safe and wonderful day!

    No problem

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On the 18th of February, Minister of Internal Affairs [FUP] Caduceo announced on the RMB that he would do Daily Questions to help increase and maintain activity on-site, an area he claims needed more inclusitivity. Unfortnately, he fell off the "daily" part of the Daily Questions to allow for more people to be able to answer the questions, but activity is strong and at the time of this article's writing, Caduceo is nearing 50 questions asked on the RMB and some other individuals have even joined in with their Unnoficial Questions being posted as well! So we'll be taking the time here to look back at some of the funniest, weirdest, and greatest answers to these questions!

Question #1 - What is your all-time favorite book/novel and why?
Greatest Elysium wrote:The Force Constitution.

Reason: It was wrote by our glorious Kaiser renegalle. Yes

Question #2 - Which fandom is the best fandom? LOTR, Harry Potter, Star Wars, Dr. Who, Game of Thrones, My Little Pony, or other?

Karitsosia wrote:My little pony. I think that's fairly obvious.

Question #6 - if you had access to an armory with all the weapons that ever existed - fictional or not, magic or not, overpowered or not - which would be your one weapon of choice?

New Legland wrote:my dad

Question #7 - what is/are your preferred syrup/toppings on your pancakes, waffles, crepes, or otherwise?

New Legland wrote:ketchup

Question #9 - when you are stressed/tired/burned out, what is your go-to solution to relax yourself?

Alemputo wrote:In Our Equal State of Alemputo, we are all happy and willing to work hard to progress ourselves as a great and level nation. We accept our limitations knowing that happiness will follow. There is no need to relax ourselves, because we all know that we are working towards a cause that is greater than the individual.

-Starlight Glimmer

Today we have a double question!
Question #12 - for the Minecraft players out there, what's your favorite block in Minecraft?
Question #13 - among all the world's nations, which one is your absolute favorite?

New Legland wrote:i'll answer both:
azerbaijan
kazakhstan
in no particular order

Question #14 - what quote has been used by you in your life often or has influenced you the most?

Renegalle wrote:"Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect." ~Mark Twain

Question #20 - what is, in your opinion, the most epic historical name/nickname/event/location ever?

Azerubia wrote:Pee Pee Island in Canada

Question #27 - which continent is the best continent?

Silvedania wrote:none of them,
the moon is the best.

Question #28 - who, in your opinion, has been the best President of the USA?

New Legland wrote:garfield

Question #30 - if you could only choose one activity among the following, which would you choose - Rock Climbing, Spelunking, Skydiving, Hang gliding, Scuba diving, or Free diving? and imagine it's in the most extreme circumstances

Great allegheny wrote:I have 500 hours on Terraria and I use to play Spelunky on Xbox, I'm more than qualified to do irl spelunking.

Question #32 - What is your #1 source of quality memes?

EGM wrote:School meme accounts that went undercover as a student at another school got expelled for hosting a meme account.
Although I'm not sure they'd be classed as quality memes

Question #33 - do you classify yourself as an introvert, extrovert, or an ambivert?

New Legland wrote:just a vert

New Legland wrote:and why are you listing all of these shades of green

Silvedania's Unofficial question:
Do you like potatoes?

Caduceo wrote:Damn right I do

WWE World's UNOFFICAL Question #36 - who is your all-time favorite wrestler?

New Legland wrote:my parents

The anime tiddies wrote:Can confirm, their parents are great at taking my hits and fighting back

Question #36 - if you were to encounter an exact doppelganger of yourself, would you get along well and what would be the first thing you do together?

New Legland wrote:each other

Question #38 - I believe I've asked this before on the Discord, but I don't mind repeating it. If your favorite food item was served at a party, you already ate one, and came back for more but there was only one left - Would you take it for yourself or leave it?

Brothia wrote:The Might Nation of Brothia's Mighty Democratic Process has declared that it would be eaten. It is not Brothia's fault the other party goers are weak and have not taken their chance to eat the food.

Question #42 - if you can only spend the rest of your life with either YouTube or Netflix (one only), which would you choose and why?

Marmotville wrote:that's so mean I don't want to choose
insert gone cat

Question #43 - would you rather die painfully but gain immense fame after death or peacefully in your sleep but nobody'll remember your name?

EGM wrote:I would prefer to die peacefully in my sleep and be remembered by only those that really matter.
However, if the immense fame afterwards were to lead to something good and inspire change in the world then I would be more inclined to go with that, even if it meant a painful death.

Question #47 - which one do you use or prefer the most - Metric units, Imperial units, or US customary units?

Viethin wrote:Lived and raised with metric my dude. Ever had a problem converting your small values to you big values? I haven't. Take that imperial.

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In This Edition:

ē Headlines
ē Party Platform
ē Desk Of The Chair
ē The Party List

Welcome to The Party List, a column dedicated to interviewing the People Behind The Progress inside the Force Unity Party

Today, we are speaking with one of Force's most decorated Citizens with a resume to match political powerhouses in the Union's history. He's been Former Deputy Prime Minister of three terms; Former Advisor to the Prime Minister; Former Minister of Defense, Communications, Foreign Affairs, and Internal Affairs; Former House Representative of [two] terms; Former Speaker of the House of two terms (one Acting); Former Deputy Speaker of the House; Former Prime Minister of two terms; Recipient of both Dot Citizenship and Knighthood; and of course, founder and Chairperson of the Force Unity Party. I'm talking about none other than our very own Sir Lashnakia, how are you today?

    I am fine, thank you. Yourself?

Very well myself, thanks for asking. Shall we dive right into the questions?

    Yes, we shall.

Wonderful! Now, you've been in Force for a notable amount of time now. How and when would you say your political career started in Force?

    Pretty much as soon as i joined Heart. I was MoComm for Heart for a month or so, then the at-the-time Prime Minister Libertatis Regalis promoted me to be his Deputy Prime Minister.

    Had a good term as DPM, but my next notable term as anything was really as PM, as I struggled beforehand to get certain ministries kickstarted, and wasnít exactly instructed.

But it seems in the end you've done really well when it came to that part, wouldn't you say?

    After my term as Prime Minister, yes, i was able to kickstart into any job i got.

Next question, how would you describe your entire stay in Force in a couple of words?

    Thatís a very good question! Itís also a very difficult one.

Take your time

    I would describe it as a rollercoaster of a ride.

In a positive way, I assume?

    A majority of it yes. There have also, obviously, been many negatives, some of my own volition, some which i had no control over.

Next off, what were your primary inspirations in pursuing progress in the Union?

    I wanted to make the region thrive with newcomers active, instead of the constant old guard, in whatever they wished to participate in, whether it be regional politics, RP or events.

A glorious aspiration, if I do say so myself. What was the most difficult obstacle you met during your time in Force?

    Leading the region in either term was no easy task, regardless of how well it went; My discouragement when active newcomers who looked good for the region leaving, and having the same people running, was frustrating; My constant bust-ups with Libertatis Regalis made it hard as well.

Was Heart your first region when you came to NS?

    It was not, no. I served some spells in other regions with another nation in Soviet Democracy and the Revolutionary Communist Alliance, at one point later on even becoming President of Soviet Democracy before it fell apart.

why are you so Communist?

    I'm not

Our next question is a simple one: what is your favorite part about the Union?

    The Community. Most veterans answer with that - A spirited, friendly and humorous community which only some people have managed to intoxicate.

I'd answer the same tbh. You've seen quite a few Prime Ministers come and go, including yourself. Would you call your past terms successful?

    Yes.

Epic. If you could change one thing about Force, anything, what would it be?

    Get rid of the constant political intoxication and rivalry, as it just frustrates people and isnít needed, even if it is a politics game.

Well said. Our interview is coming to a close, so would you like to say anything - anything at all before we conclude this?

    Not of particular note, no. Do you have any further questions?

None at all Thank you very much for your time, Sir Lashnakia. It's truly been an honor. Have a wonderful day. Stay safe!

    *honour

Hello, fabulous readers! At the time of this article's publishing, I am Deputy Chairperson Caduceo of the Force Unity Party, here to talk about the release of this Edition and progress in the FUP in this column, "From The Desk Of The Chair", a column specially designated for updates and messages from the Chairperson and will most likely appear in every published edition after this one. I'll be temporarily stealing the spotlight in this edition from our actual Chairperson Lashnakia, as he's only been recently reseated as Chairperson and I had stuff thought up to say in this column beforehand. Soooo...sorry Lash, but don't worry - I asked permission.

It's very likely that you'll skip this column altogether, but I'm here to talk about the FUP and its recent progress since its founding. As you may or may not know, we have been the minority party since our existence - and this is highlighted by our thinning membership and participation in government. I am not afraid to admit this, but I will tell you right now - the FUP has made sufficient progress on the foundations of our party. Let's break this statement down to the core goals we have achieved:

  • Inside the FUP...

    • We have established a Leadership Development Program that aims to accompany and guide newcomers to our Union's political field. This is a major step we have taken to grow our party ethically and rightfully.

    • This very piece you are reading - inside the CommUnity Newsletter - is landmark to showing the Union that we mean business. That we will make it happen. Not only has this crossed off another goal on the Manifesto but this is also the first independent newspaper to be registered on our Independent Media Policy (but not the first independent media outlet)

    • We have set up our party platform - our campaign for the coming July elections. You've seen it above this column and know this - we will make it happen.

We are in need of your support now more than ever. Taking the time to read our party platform, supporting our campaign, and voting for us in the July 2020 elections are vital to help achieve the best of the best for our Union. You might even be inclined to join and participate in the FUP and to that I say yes, it's the greatest help you can give us at this time. That's all for now - see you in the next issue of the CommUnity. Don't forget to always Choose Unity

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Hallo, greetings region.

The results of the elections of these months and who are the next ones coming, a good turn for the territories and a big sports event in roleplay - everything that you will find in this June's edition of the Force Flyer!

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The results of the elections of these months and who are the next ones coming, a good turn for the territories and a big sports event in roleplay - everything that you will find in this June's edition of the Force Flyer!

TIGSLARLOWDUCKEN AND PRIDNESTROVSKAIA MOLDAVSKAIA ELECTED AS JUSTICES by Azerubia


On the 1st of June, a new election was called by House Speaker Sir Lashnakia. It was time for the June Justices Election and honestly, it wouldnít have been a Force month without another election.

This election was the last one held without the new updated elections schedule introduced with Amendment 23. Amendment 23, which was sign into law on the 6th of June, introduces two new elections. General and midterm elections. Before, Prime Minister and House elections were held on the same month while Court elections were held on a different one. Now, the Court of the Union will now be elected during midterm elections with the capitalís House seats while the Prime Minister and the territoriesí House seats will be elected during the general election, the most important of the two. For your information, general elections will be held in March, July and November while midterm elections will be held in January, May and September.

After the election was called, two candidacies were deposited which meant that even if the two were being elected, there would still be a missing Justice office that would need to be filled. Anyway, the two candidacies were incumbent Justice Tigslarlowducken and Governor Pridnestrovskaia Moldavskaia who had previously tried to become Justice in the last Court election but due to him failing to answer Debate questions he had been disqualified. After the three mandated days of candidacy announcements, people were ready to go to the next stage.

Due to House Speaker Lashnakia resigning, we had to wait for 4 days for former Deputy House Speaker Empire of Elysium to finally start the Debate stage. The Debate exists so that voters can know the policies of their possible candidates but also to know whoís actually serious about it because if you donít answer them you are disqualified from the election. Anyhow, both candidates answered in the due time and it was time to pass onto the next phase.

Like most Court elections, the turnout was very low with only 6 people going to vote. In fact, the turnout was so low that the last time an official election had that much voters was in November 2019 Emergency House Election which had 6 voters but only 5 that had a valid ballot. The Force Flyer has found that most citizens do not go voting for Court elections due to them being non-important at their eyes since the Court is barely used in Force anyway. Nevertheless, all of the 6 voters voted in favour of each candidate making them both uncontested and easily elected.

Under the law, if there was a missing Justice in the Court following an election there were two choices. First, the House Speaker could call an Emergency Court Election to try and find a new candidate or the Founder could simply appoint someone. The second solution was the one chosen and on the 17th, Marcelli was appointed as Justice by Renegalle. Marcelli would also later become the current Chief Justice due to his experience at being one in the past.





PREPARING FOR THE GENERAL ELECTION by Azerubia


As the first General election since the passage of Amendment 23 is arriving, we can already see that this will probably one of the most controversial and important ones Force will ever have. Like almost every election, the candidacies announcement phase will start on the 1st of the month. Currently, for Prime Minister the candidates that we all know will present themselves are, current Minister of Internal Affairs and Force Unity Party Nominee Caduceo, Democratic People's Party Nominee Bennisia, incumbent Prime Minister of the New Western Empire United Soviet States Of Russian Empire, also known as Texas, (under the nation United Soviet States of Russian Imperial) and incumbent Deputy Prime Minister, World Assembly Delegate and Cheese Party nominate New Legland (as Cumcision). For the House, the Force Unity Party has currently confirmed that they will support Empire of Elysium and Alludo for the Heart and RGBN seats respectively. If you still didn't know, the general election only elects territorial seats and currently, Heart and RGBN each have 2 seats in the House. Following some rumours, the Democratic People's Party will also be having candidates for the House but the Force Flyer still doesn't know who they will be. The Federalist Party will be having Minister of Communications Azerubia (as Suter) as a candidate in RGBN and incumbent Prime Minister Salibaic for Heart (as The Scottish Republic).

Not long enough, there was a controversy concerning the Democratic People's Party. The DPP was by far the most influential and powerful party of Force and when its chairman and leader Salibaic announced that he would not run for Prime Minister for the general election, it left a big hole that needed to be filled. Azerubia, Sumeka and Bennisia were all candidates for the nomination. Azerubia quickly stood down and endorsed Sumeka after he was elected President of RGBN. Sumeka easily won the voting intentions poll but it was now time for the real election. Bennisia won the election 4 votes to 3 and so went on to get the nomination. As soon as he was elected, Bennisia was accused by Azerubia and Empire of Elysium of having committed cronyism and harassment to get the nomination. They said that Bennisia was going on and talking to every party member and offering them cabinet positions if they voted for him and even harassed a voter so that he would change his vote. They said they had proof of Bennisia doing cronyism but he replied that he was basically just campaigning and was doing nothing illegal, he also said that he didn't harass anyone and they were just completely wrong. There was also the fact that one voter wanted to vote for Sumeka but due to problems with the forums, he couldn't. That basically meant that both candidates would have had the same amount of votes which left a clear division in the party. The people that voted for Sumeka clearly didn't like Bennisia due to them not liking his policies on territories and more. They also didn't like the fact that just after he was unbanned from Force for voter fraud, he was already trying to become PM. That lead to a massive exodus of members with more than 6 people leaving the party (the party had around 12 members) and even the chairperson Salibaic left the party due to the toxicity that the primary caused. Due to deputy chairperson Azerubia also leaving, the role of chairperson was given to Bennisia. Most of the members that quit the party would go on to join the Force Unity Party or become independent, Salibaic and Azerubia even decided to create their own new party, the Federalist Party, which is a party in favour of giving more rights to the territories.

The Force Flyer would also like to remind you that while preparing for this election, please inform yourself by looking at the candidates' and parties' policies before choosing your vote. Currently, the only candidate having released a program is Caduceo, we don't know if the other candidates wil release programs but Texas said he wanted to wait for a debate to release it, also parties have manifestos that you should definitely check. Here's the Federalist Party manifesto, Force Unity Party manifesto and Democratic People's Party manifesto. You should also wait for the Debate, with a capital D, to start on the forums because that is mostly where candidates will reveal their policies. The Force Flyer is also planning to organize a debate between candidates on the LinkForce discord server so stay tuned. We also want to remind you that the people that put the most efforts in their campaigning aren't necessarily the best choices and that policies should always come first.




THE TERRITORIAL REVITALIZATION PROJECT by Renegalle


This month, the Prime Minister and I undertook a massive project to revitalize the territories, an integral aspect of the Federal Union, which up until now had not been seriously tended to. Revitalization takes more than a simple pledge; it requires real steps to be taken. We did this by appointing (and for once, capable) new leaders to existing territories, helping them build up government institutions and resources, encouraging participation in federal elections and events, and reforming the laws concerning the territories.

The first concrete step we took to do this was the appointment of Pridnestrovskaia Moldavskaia (also known as Nevertheless and the current Chief Research Officer), on June 11, as Governor of Power. So far, heís grown the previously inactive region from just one nation to 10, with plans in future to increase both that and the WA population (although progress has been admittedly slow, partially because of the well-known summer lull). Heís also started API Recruitment to help ensure the longevity of any population gains and hopefully in future, a steady population increase.

Then just a few days later, on June 15, Chundukeratopia (a former Minister at one point and former high profile member of the now-defunct alliance, the SCUT) was appointed as Governor of Canterbury. Since then, they too have started API Recruitment and begun the construction of new government institutions, including a Constitution for the region. Canterbury is a unique territory, due to its history. Prior to becoming part of the Union (and being refounded), Canterbury was a prominent region in the defunct interregional alliance known as the SCUT. It had its own government, complicated regional politics (which at one point resulted in a coup), and an amazing culture. After the SCUT went inactive and Canterbury itself did too, many of the regionís members came to Force, where almost all of them would assume prominent positions. The Chariot, a former member, became Deputy PM, Minister of Defense, a member of the Court, a House Rep., and ran a nearly successful PM campaign. New Legland, the current Deputy Prime Minister and World Assembly Delegate, who also once served as Minister of Foreign Affairs, was a highly prominent member of Canterbury who for the latter part of the regionís history controlled the Founder account. Chundukeratopia, the aforementioned Governor of Canterbury, who was also a former member, has also served in important positions in Force, including Minister of Internal Affairs. Due to this unique history that Canterbury has, a special focus has been made on honoring this. That includes the Governor inviting former citizens back to the region, the revival of the Discord server (the same one that once served the region when it was sovereign), and the naming of certain institutions, such as the Femoral Council, to honor regional icons.

Again on June 15, another major step forward was made for the territories. RGBN began its first election in a while, while after several days, resulted in the election of Suter (also known as Azerubia, the current Minister of Communications) as President. RGBN was different from most other territories, in that it had a stable population and a somewhat active government. Even then though, it suffered from chronic inactivity, which led its incumbent president to withdraw from the election race just prior to its conclusion. Since Suterís election on the 20th, he has rearranged the Cabinet and added a new member to it as well as making a serious effort to revitalize the RMBís RP, which drove much of the regionís historical activity. In his time so far, the regionís population has remained stable, at about 35. RGBN, similar to Canterbury, also had a history prior to joining the Union. As a sovereign region, it was Forceís first embassy (after The Embassy) and one of its members made Forceís first RMB post. Its members were always courteous and friendly in their interactions with us and they had a very active RP and lively discussion, which at one point helped their population surpass 130. Unfortunately, the region became inactive and at one point, when its population had gone into the single digits, announced they were shutting down. Luckily, we took notice of this and their Founder agreed to join the Union, in exchange for us doing our best to revitalize the region and increase their population. Ever since, theyíve been a Union territory and now hold the highest classification besides the capital, which makes them a state.

Finally, some changes happened in Heart. While the region hasnít been extremely active since First Minister Salibaic became the Unionís PM, it has maintained a steady level of RMB engagement and First Minister Empire of Elysium has started doing manual recruitment in hopes of gaining new members. In addition, there is word of a potential change in leadership soon, which could potentially help increase the regionís engagement.

Beyond the appointment of new leadership and building of institutions, a territorial reform law (Amendment 25 to the Constitution) came into effect after periods of voting by the House and citizenry concluded on the 29th. The amendment shifted responsibility for the territories away from the Office of the Prime Minister (who term after term has shown itself incapable of effectively dealing with both the capital and the other territories) and to a newly created office, that of High Commissioner. The High Commissioner, unlike the PM, is appointed by the Founder. They are charged with appointing viceroys to each state (and other important territories) in order to coordinate the flow of information (news, events, elections, etc) and work to deal with issues that the territories face. The Prime Minister is still the leader of the Union, but their role has now changed to that of inter-union cooperation, rather than direct intervention. Some other changes were made in the amendment, including adding special classifications of territories which previously existed but werenít formally recognized by law, such as Military Occupations. Finally, Territorial Law was recognized as its own form of law. They cannot contradict, amend, or suspend federal law, but only House Law and the Constitution can contradict, amend, or suspend them. Executive Law, the type of law created by the PM or Founder, can continue to do things it could before, such as appoint Governors to non-state territories but can no longer affect territorial law. This creates a special separation of powers and helps to achieve a more equitable federal system. In case of conflict between federal and territorial laws, the Court has the ability to strike down those which are illegal.

Throughout the Unionís history, territories have played an important, but understated role. They have supplied us with some of our most capable leaders and engaged citizens, contributed to our laws and reforms that weíve undergone, and continue to play an important role in Union politics. In recognition of this, these actions have been taken in order to promote the further development of the territories, elevate their status, and ensure cohesion in what is, after all, a Union.




PRIDE MONTH IN FORCE by Caduceo

So - here I am again. It really doesn't feel like a year has passed since the last time I wrote about Pride in Force, yet here we are - after celebrating Pride 2020 inside the Union of Force.

I don't think it's an overstatement to say that Pride Month in Force was much more extravagant this year than it was last year, with 80 nations more inside the region than it was last June, the celebration of the LGBTQIA+ community and its allies were much more vocal and impactful. In fact - last time I wrote about Pride Month I was able to enumerate the few people who changed their Discord profile pictures to various Pride variants, but now - so much people did it that I can barely list them! You know who you are, so good job 🏳️‍🌈

We also got a couple of fancy new Pride Month variants of the different flags being displayed across the Territories that make up the Union of Force. Force got a new design (because the one I made last year would literally burn your eyes out from all the bright colors :P), and so did the states of Heart and RGBN. Not only that, but the Force World Factbook Entry had a little change in the motto displayed - "Freedom, Justice, Reasonably Priced Love, and Freedom To Love" - which proudly stayed on the WFE for the duration of the month. Even the two major political parties of the Union - the Democratic People's Party and the Force Unity Party - had rebrands in their respective logos in celebration of the event, the DPP styled a rainbow background and the phrase "Love Wins" on top of their Snowy Owl, and the FUP logo waved a Pride Flag instead of their usual orange flag. Indeed, this month was one of the best experiences I've ever experienced - where I and the other members of both the LGBTQIA+ community and the Union of Force truly enjoyed just hanging out and talking freely and openly; And so in the spirit of embracing this wonderful community I am a part of, I sincerely thank all of you for giving me and everyone else such a warm and comfortable atmosphere to truly be ourselves in, not only during Pride Month but any other day as well.

It was truly a breath of fresh air for many of us - because in these times we need each other more than anything else. In times where it's dangerous to simply leave our homes; In times where injustice and discrimination are violently displayed; In times where people are forcibly and constantly divided - but in these dark times are also when the light is brighter than ever, for in these times are selflessness and kindness keeping us strong; in these times are when our voices sound louder together; in these times are when love matters most. Pride Month 2020 has helped amplify the beauty in humanity that is now often overshadowed - and we need to keep being the light even as Pride Month comes to an end. Be thankful, be loving, be human. This has been Caduceo greeting you a wonderful and beautiful Pride Month 🧡



THE FIRST FORCE ROLEPLAY WORLD CUP by Azerubia


This month, the Official Force Roleplay hold one of its biggest and longest event it ever had. It was the 1992 Force World Cup. Held in the United Socialist States of Azerubia and Niemaa, this competition was held similarly to what we can see with the NationStates World Cup. Pretty early up in the preparation of the competition, the hosting cities of the tournament were revealed and they were respectively in the azerubian cities of Zarevica, Smerot, Zvorventa, Obrejinova, Brelava and Crezevac. The tournament was scheduled to start on the 1st of June (RP Time) but before that, on the 1st of May, was the draft. The draft revealed what nations would be in what groups and here were the results:
Group A: Azerubia, Kingdom of Adlandia, Heonix and Pyrwen
Group B: Renegalle, Greatest Elysium, Niemaa and Appalachia (Great allegheny)
Group C: Salibaic, United Nations of Colombia, Dragvir and Silvedania
Group D: Sumeka, Matria union, Tigslarlowducken and Illyrus

The group stage started off pretty calmly with no real stress since only one nation in each group was going to be eliminated after the end of the group stage. The unlucky winners were Pyrwen, Greatest Elysium, Silvedania and Illyrus. Silvedania lost all of its games due to them forfeiting after the player decided to quit the roleplay while the tournament was ongoing, Illyrus and Greatest Elysium both managed to get one point due to ties but that wasn't enough for them to qualify and Pyrwen, even though he won one game, was behind Azerubia and Adlandia by one point and couldn't qualify. In contrast to them, Heonix, Dragvir, Niemaa and Sumeka had managed to be top one of their competition and so had the right to pass the first round.

The first round of the final stage saw the nations of United Nations of Colombia, Matria Union, Tigslarlowducken and Appalachia all get eliminated respectively by Renegalle, Adlandia, Azerubia and Salibaic. It was at this point that the competition really kicked off. People started cheering for their team to win, were disappointed when they were eliminated and whenever the daily matches results were revealed, people started talking about them. Even some news sources of some nations started talking about the event and people had really been starting to be excited to see the results. The second round was a surprise as all the frontrunners of the group stage were eliminated except Niemaa who managed to eliminate the host and their biggest rival, Azerubia, 2 to 0. We were now on to the semifinals. Renegalle would be against Adlandia and Niemaa would be the opponent of Salibaic. Both Renegalle and Salibaic managed to come out on top and sent the losers to the bronze final. Niemaa was the one to win against Adlandia 3 to 2 in overtime and we were now onto the big final. Results haven't yet been released in RP but the Force Flyer can now announce to you that Salibaic has defeated Renegalle 4 to 2 and is now the World Champion. Salibaic will also receive the $10 billion cash prize that was promised to the winner and he will be able to use it for whatever does he wants.




A NEW ERA FOR RGBN by Suter


Following the latest RGBN election, I (Suter) have been elected as the new President of the region. Under my new leadership, I would like to work on reviving this region and trying to create a new golden era for it. I do not want to try and idolize on the great past of RGBN and trying to recreate it but more try to make a totally new RGBN with a totally new look. We currently have over 30 nations in the region but not a lot of them actually interact with each other. That's why I would like to try and recruit new people from here in Force. If you join RGBN, you will still keep your Force citizenship (and all of the rights that come with it) and the right to talk on its RMB since RGBN is part of our great union. We would like to become bigger and greater and you would have the chance to help my big project. RGBN always has been a region made to chill so you won't have a lot of responsibilities if you join and even the government is pretty chill. We even started our own roleplay but it is currently inactive due to not enough members. I also want to introduce a legislative branch for RGBN, I'm thinking about going for a representative democracy or even a direct democracy with an assembly where everyone could participate. I would love to hear your feedback on this. Anyway, if you are interested in helping me in this great project you can telegram me or even contact me on discord (Azy#4617).



Editorial Team for this Month


Azerubia/Suter - Minister of Communications, President of RGBN and Editor in Chief

Renegalle - Founder and Editor

Caduceo - Editor


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June 2020 Competition Results



Competition

Winner

Submission

Third Force Discord Emoji Contest

Marmotville

Statistics




Region

Nations

WA Nations

Force

200 (-45)

59 (-14)

RGBN

34 (-7)

13 (2)

Heart

28 (-9)

12 (1)

The New Kingdom

10 (1)

0 (0) =

Power

9 (8)

1 (1)

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Hello everyone, I'm Azerubia and welcome to the 19th edition of the Union Weekly Recap. This will be a short one and I will be resuming the first week of July 2020 to you. Anyway, let's get onto the news:

- Candidacies announcements for the July general election has ended. United Soviet States of Russian Imperial (Texas), Caduceo and Bennisia have presented themselves as Prime Minister candidates. Empire of Elysium and The Scottish Republic will run for one of the two Heart seats while Suter and Alludo will be doing the same for the RGBN seats.

- The June 2020 edition of the Force Flyer is now out! Get your copy now:

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The results of the elections of these months and who are the next ones coming, a good turn for the territories and a big sports event in roleplay - everything that you will find in this June's edition of the Force Flyer!

TIGSLARLOWDUCKEN AND PRIDNESTROVSKAIA MOLDAVSKAIA ELECTED AS JUSTICES by Azerubia


On the 1st of June, a new election was called by House Speaker Sir Lashnakia. It was time for the June Justices Election and honestly, it wouldnít have been a Force month without another election.

This election was the last one held without the new updated elections schedule introduced with Amendment 23. Amendment 23, which was sign into law on the 6th of June, introduces two new elections. General and midterm elections. Before, Prime Minister and House elections were held on the same month while Court elections were held on a different one. Now, the Court of the Union will now be elected during midterm elections with the capitalís House seats while the Prime Minister and the territoriesí House seats will be elected during the general election, the most important of the two. For your information, general elections will be held in March, July and November while midterm elections will be held in January, May and September.

After the election was called, two candidacies were deposited which meant that even if the two were being elected, there would still be a missing Justice office that would need to be filled. Anyway, the two candidacies were incumbent Justice Tigslarlowducken and Governor Pridnestrovskaia Moldavskaia who had previously tried to become Justice in the last Court election but due to him failing to answer Debate questions he had been disqualified. After the three mandated days of candidacy announcements, people were ready to go to the next stage.

Due to House Speaker Lashnakia resigning, we had to wait for 4 days for former Deputy House Speaker Empire of Elysium to finally start the Debate stage. The Debate exists so that voters can know the policies of their possible candidates but also to know whoís actually serious about it because if you donít answer them you are disqualified from the election. Anyhow, both candidates answered in the due time and it was time to pass onto the next phase.

Like most Court elections, the turnout was very low with only 6 people going to vote. In fact, the turnout was so low that the last time an official election had that much voters was in November 2019 Emergency House Election which had 6 voters but only 5 that had a valid ballot. The Force Flyer has found that most citizens do not go voting for Court elections due to them being non-important at their eyes since the Court is barely used in Force anyway. Nevertheless, all of the 6 voters voted in favour of each candidate making them both uncontested and easily elected.

Under the law, if there was a missing Justice in the Court following an election there were two choices. First, the House Speaker could call an Emergency Court Election to try and find a new candidate or the Founder could simply appoint someone. The second solution was the one chosen and on the 17th, Marcelli was appointed as Justice by Renegalle. Marcelli would also later become the current Chief Justice due to his experience at being one in the past.





PREPARING FOR THE GENERAL ELECTION by Azerubia


As the first General election since the passage of Amendment 23 is arriving, we can already see that this will probably one of the most controversial and important ones Force will ever have. Like almost every election, the candidacies announcement phase will start on the 1st of the month. Currently, for Prime Minister the candidates that we all know will present themselves are, current Minister of Internal Affairs and Force Unity Party Nominee Caduceo, Democratic People's Party Nominee Bennisia, incumbent Prime Minister of the New Western Empire United Soviet States Of Russian Empire, also known as Texas, (under the nation United Soviet States of Russian Imperial) and incumbent Deputy Prime Minister, World Assembly Delegate and Cheese Party nominate New Legland (as Cumcision). For the House, the Force Unity Party has currently confirmed that they will support Empire of Elysium and Alludo for the Heart and RGBN seats respectively. If you still didn't know, the general election only elects territorial seats and currently, Heart and RGBN each have 2 seats in the House. Following some rumours, the Democratic People's Party will also be having candidates for the House but the Force Flyer still doesn't know who they will be. The Federalist Party will be having Minister of Communications Azerubia (as Suter) as a candidate in RGBN and incumbent Prime Minister Salibaic for Heart (as The Scottish Republic).

Not long enough, there was a controversy concerning the Democratic People's Party. The DPP was by far the most influential and powerful party of Force and when its chairman and leader Salibaic announced that he would not run for Prime Minister for the general election, it left a big hole that needed to be filled. Azerubia, Sumeka and Bennisia were all candidates for the nomination. Azerubia quickly stood down and endorsed Sumeka after he was elected President of RGBN. Sumeka easily won the voting intentions poll but it was now time for the real election. Bennisia won the election 4 votes to 3 and so went on to get the nomination. As soon as he was elected, Bennisia was accused by Azerubia and Empire of Elysium of having committed cronyism and harassment to get the nomination. They said that Bennisia was going on and talking to every party member and offering them cabinet positions if they voted for him and even harassed a voter so that he would change his vote. They said they had proof of Bennisia doing cronyism but he replied that he was basically just campaigning and was doing nothing illegal, he also said that he didn't harass anyone and they were just completely wrong. There was also the fact that one voter wanted to vote for Sumeka but due to problems with the forums, he couldn't. That basically meant that both candidates would have had the same amount of votes which left a clear division in the party. The people that voted for Sumeka clearly didn't like Bennisia due to them not liking his policies on territories and more. They also didn't like the fact that just after he was unbanned from Force for voter fraud, he was already trying to become PM. That lead to a massive exodus of members with more than 6 people leaving the party (the party had around 12 members) and even the chairperson Salibaic left the party due to the toxicity that the primary caused. Due to deputy chairperson Azerubia also leaving, the role of chairperson was given to Bennisia. Most of the members that quit the party would go on to join the Force Unity Party or become independent, Salibaic and Azerubia even decided to create their own new party, the Federalist Party, which is a party in favour of giving more rights to the territories.

The Force Flyer would also like to remind you that while preparing for this election, please inform yourself by looking at the candidates' and parties' policies before choosing your vote. Currently, the only candidate having released a program is Caduceo, we don't know if the other candidates wil release programs but Texas said he wanted to wait for a debate to release it, also parties have manifestos that you should definitely check. Here's the Federalist Party manifesto, Force Unity Party manifesto and Democratic People's Party manifesto. You should also wait for the Debate, with a capital D, to start on the forums because that is mostly where candidates will reveal their policies. The Force Flyer is also planning to organize a debate between candidates on the LinkForce discord server so stay tuned. We also want to remind you that the people that put the most efforts in their campaigning aren't necessarily the best choices and that policies should always come first.




THE TERRITORIAL REVITALIZATION PROJECT by Renegalle


This month, the Prime Minister and I undertook a massive project to revitalize the territories, an integral aspect of the Federal Union, which up until now had not been seriously tended to. Revitalization takes more than a simple pledge; it requires real steps to be taken. We did this by appointing (and for once, capable) new leaders to existing territories, helping them build up government institutions and resources, encouraging participation in federal elections and events, and reforming the laws concerning the territories.

The first concrete step we took to do this was the appointment of Pridnestrovskaia Moldavskaia (also known as Nevertheless and the current Chief Research Officer), on June 11, as Governor of Power. So far, heís grown the previously inactive region from just one nation to 10, with plans in future to increase both that and the WA population (although progress has been admittedly slow, partially because of the well-known summer lull). Heís also started API Recruitment to help ensure the longevity of any population gains and hopefully in future, a steady population increase.

Then just a few days later, on June 15, Chundukeratopia (a former Minister at one point and former high profile member of the now-defunct alliance, the SCUT) was appointed as Governor of Canterbury. Since then, they too have started API Recruitment and begun the construction of new government institutions, including a Constitution for the region. Canterbury is a unique territory, due to its history. Prior to becoming part of the Union (and being refounded), Canterbury was a prominent region in the defunct interregional alliance known as the SCUT. It had its own government, complicated regional politics (which at one point resulted in a coup), and an amazing culture. After the SCUT went inactive and Canterbury itself did too, many of the regionís members came to Force, where almost all of them would assume prominent positions. The Chariot, a former member, became Deputy PM, Minister of Defense, a member of the Court, a House Rep., and ran a nearly successful PM campaign. New Legland, the current Deputy Prime Minister and World Assembly Delegate, who also once served as Minister of Foreign Affairs, was a highly prominent member of Canterbury who for the latter part of the regionís history controlled the Founder account. Chundukeratopia, the aforementioned Governor of Canterbury, who was also a former member, has also served in important positions in Force, including Minister of Internal Affairs. Due to this unique history that Canterbury has, a special focus has been made on honoring this. That includes the Governor inviting former citizens back to the region, the revival of the Discord server (the same one that once served the region when it was sovereign), and the naming of certain institutions, such as the Femoral Council, to honor regional icons.

Again on June 15, another major step forward was made for the territories. RGBN began its first election in a while, while after several days, resulted in the election of Suter (also known as Azerubia, the current Minister of Communications) as President. RGBN was different from most other territories, in that it had a stable population and a somewhat active government. Even then though, it suffered from chronic inactivity, which led its incumbent president to withdraw from the election race just prior to its conclusion. Since Suterís election on the 20th, he has rearranged the Cabinet and added a new member to it as well as making a serious effort to revitalize the RMBís RP, which drove much of the regionís historical activity. In his time so far, the regionís population has remained stable, at about 35. RGBN, similar to Canterbury, also had a history prior to joining the Union. As a sovereign region, it was Forceís first embassy (after The Embassy) and one of its members made Forceís first RMB post. Its members were always courteous and friendly in their interactions with us and they had a very active RP and lively discussion, which at one point helped their population surpass 130. Unfortunately, the region became inactive and at one point, when its population had gone into the single digits, announced they were shutting down. Luckily, we took notice of this and their Founder agreed to join the Union, in exchange for us doing our best to revitalize the region and increase their population. Ever since, theyíve been a Union territory and now hold the highest classification besides the capital, which makes them a state.

Finally, some changes happened in Heart. While the region hasnít been extremely active since First Minister Salibaic became the Unionís PM, it has maintained a steady level of RMB engagement and First Minister Empire of Elysium has started doing manual recruitment in hopes of gaining new members. In addition, there is word of a potential change in leadership soon, which could potentially help increase the regionís engagement.

Beyond the appointment of new leadership and building of institutions, a territorial reform law (Amendment 25 to the Constitution) came into effect after periods of voting by the House and citizenry concluded on the 29th. The amendment shifted responsibility for the territories away from the Office of the Prime Minister (who term after term has shown itself incapable of effectively dealing with both the capital and the other territories) and to a newly created office, that of High Commissioner. The High Commissioner, unlike the PM, is appointed by the Founder. They are charged with appointing viceroys to each state (and other important territories) in order to coordinate the flow of information (news, events, elections, etc) and work to deal with issues that the territories face. The Prime Minister is still the leader of the Union, but their role has now changed to that of inter-union cooperation, rather than direct intervention. Some other changes were made in the amendment, including adding special classifications of territories which previously existed but werenít formally recognized by law, such as Military Occupations. Finally, Territorial Law was recognized as its own form of law. They cannot contradict, amend, or suspend federal law, but only House Law and the Constitution can contradict, amend, or suspend them. Executive Law, the type of law created by the PM or Founder, can continue to do things it could before, such as appoint Governors to non-state territories but can no longer affect territorial law. This creates a special separation of powers and helps to achieve a more equitable federal system. In case of conflict between federal and territorial laws, the Court has the ability to strike down those which are illegal.

Throughout the Unionís history, territories have played an important, but understated role. They have supplied us with some of our most capable leaders and engaged citizens, contributed to our laws and reforms that weíve undergone, and continue to play an important role in Union politics. In recognition of this, these actions have been taken in order to promote the further development of the territories, elevate their status, and ensure cohesion in what is, after all, a Union.




PRIDE MONTH IN FORCE by Caduceo

So - here I am again. It really doesn't feel like a year has passed since the last time I wrote about Pride in Force, yet here we are - after celebrating Pride 2020 inside the Union of Force.

I don't think it's an overstatement to say that Pride Month in Force was much more extravagant this year than it was last year, with 80 nations more inside the region than it was last June, the celebration of the LGBTQIA+ community and its allies were much more vocal and impactful. In fact - last time I wrote about Pride Month I was able to enumerate the few people who changed their Discord profile pictures to various Pride variants, but now - so much people did it that I can barely list them! You know who you are, so good job 🏳️‍🌈

We also got a couple of fancy new Pride Month variants of the different flags being displayed across the Territories that make up the Union of Force. Force got a new design (because the one I made last year would literally burn your eyes out from all the bright colors :P), and so did the states of Heart and RGBN. Not only that, but the Force World Factbook Entry had a little change in the motto displayed - "Freedom, Justice, Reasonably Priced Love, and Freedom To Love" - which proudly stayed on the WFE for the duration of the month. Even the two major political parties of the Union - the Democratic People's Party and the Force Unity Party - had rebrands in their respective logos in celebration of the event, the DPP styled a rainbow background and the phrase "Love Wins" on top of their Snowy Owl, and the FUP logo waved a Pride Flag instead of their usual orange flag. Indeed, this month was one of the best experiences I've ever experienced - where I and the other members of both the LGBTQIA+ community and the Union of Force truly enjoyed just hanging out and talking freely and openly; And so in the spirit of embracing this wonderful community I am a part of, I sincerely thank all of you for giving me and everyone else such a warm and comfortable atmosphere to truly be ourselves in, not only during Pride Month but any other day as well.

It was truly a breath of fresh air for many of us - because in these times we need each other more than anything else. In times where it's dangerous to simply leave our homes; In times where injustice and discrimination are violently displayed; In times where people are forcibly and constantly divided - but in these dark times are also when the light is brighter than ever, for in these times are selflessness and kindness keeping us strong; in these times are when our voices sound louder together; in these times are when love matters most. Pride Month 2020 has helped amplify the beauty in humanity that is now often overshadowed - and we need to keep being the light even as Pride Month comes to an end. Be thankful, be loving, be human. This has been Caduceo greeting you a wonderful and beautiful Pride Month 🧡



THE FIRST FORCE ROLEPLAY WORLD CUP by Azerubia


This month, the Official Force Roleplay hold one of its biggest and longest event it ever had. It was the 1992 Force World Cup. Held in the United Socialist States of Azerubia and Niemaa, this competition was held similarly to what we can see with the NationStates World Cup. Pretty early up in the preparation of the competition, the hosting cities of the tournament were revealed and they were respectively in the azerubian cities of Zarevica, Smerot, Zvorventa, Obrejinova, Brelava and Crezevac. The tournament was scheduled to start on the 1st of June (RP Time) but before that, on the 1st of May, was the draft. The draft revealed what nations would be in what groups and here were the results:
Group A: Azerubia, Kingdom of Adlandia, Heonix and Pyrwen
Group B: Renegalle, Greatest Elysium, Niemaa and Appalachia (Great allegheny)
Group C: Salibaic, United Nations of Colombia, Dragvir and Silvedania
Group D: Sumeka, Matria union, Tigslarlowducken and Illyrus

The group stage started off pretty calmly with no real stress since only one nation in each group was going to be eliminated after the end of the group stage. The unlucky winners were Pyrwen, Greatest Elysium, Silvedania and Illyrus. Silvedania lost all of its games due to them forfeiting after the player decided to quit the roleplay while the tournament was ongoing, Illyrus and Greatest Elysium both managed to get one point due to ties but that wasn't enough for them to qualify and Pyrwen, even though he won one game, was behind Azerubia and Adlandia by one point and couldn't qualify. In contrast to them, Heonix, Dragvir, Niemaa and Sumeka had managed to be top one of their competition and so had the right to pass the first round.

The first round of the final stage saw the nations of United Nations of Colombia, Matria Union, Tigslarlowducken and Appalachia all get eliminated respectively by Renegalle, Adlandia, Azerubia and Salibaic. It was at this point that the competition really kicked off. People started cheering for their team to win, were disappointed when they were eliminated and whenever the daily matches results were revealed, people started talking about them. Even some news sources of some nations started talking about the event and people had really been starting to be excited to see the results. The second round was a surprise as all the frontrunners of the group stage were eliminated except Niemaa who managed to eliminate the host and their biggest rival, Azerubia, 2 to 0. We were now on to the semifinals. Renegalle would be against Adlandia and Niemaa would be the opponent of Salibaic. Both Renegalle and Salibaic managed to come out on top and sent the losers to the bronze final. Niemaa was the one to win against Adlandia 3 to 2 in overtime and we were now onto the big final. Results haven't yet been released in RP but the Force Flyer can now announce to you that Salibaic has defeated Renegalle 4 to 2 and is now the World Champion. Salibaic will also receive the $10 billion cash prize that was promised to the winner and he will be able to use it for whatever does he wants.




A NEW ERA FOR RGBN by Suter


Following the latest RGBN election, I (Suter) have been elected as the new President of the region. Under my new leadership, I would like to work on reviving this region and trying to create a new golden era for it. I do not want to try and idolize on the great past of RGBN and trying to recreate it but more try to make a totally new RGBN with a totally new look. We currently have over 30 nations in the region but not a lot of them actually interact with each other. That's why I would like to try and recruit new people from here in Force. If you join RGBN, you will still keep your Force citizenship (and all of the rights that come with it) and the right to talk on its RMB since RGBN is part of our great union. We would like to become bigger and greater and you would have the chance to help my big project. RGBN always has been a region made to chill so you won't have a lot of responsibilities if you join and even the government is pretty chill. We even started our own roleplay but it is currently inactive due to not enough members. I also want to introduce a legislative branch for RGBN, I'm thinking about going for a representative democracy or even a direct democracy with an assembly where everyone could participate. I would love to hear your feedback on this. Anyway, if you are interested in helping me in this great project you can telegram me or even contact me on discord (Azy#4617).



Editorial Team for this Month


Azerubia/Suter - Minister of Communications, President of RGBN and Editor in Chief

Renegalle - Founder and Editor

Caduceo - Editor


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June 2020 Competition Results



Competition

Winner

Submission

Third Force Discord Emoji Contest

Marmotville

Statistics




Region

Nations

WA Nations

Force

200 (-45)

59 (-14)

RGBN

34 (-7)

13 (2)

Heart

28 (-9)

12 (1)

The New Kingdom

10 (1)

0 (0) =

Power

9 (8)

1 (1)

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- The Debate phase of the general election has started. Go check the candidates' answers to know more about their policies: https://forcens.com/index.php?topic=474.0

Hello, Power. Yep itís me Azerubia here for the late 20th edition of the Union Weekly Recap. Sorry for not being able to do it on time but I had some problems with my computer and couldnít write it. Anyway, letís get into the news of last week:

- Bennisia has been condemned by the Court for voter fraud and will see his right to vote and to run for office be removed for 1 year and 2 years respectively. All the details of the court case can be found here: https://forcens.com/index.php?topic=475.0

- Ex-Prime Minister Salibaic resigned on the last day of his mandate letting ex-Deputy Prime Minister New Legland take the control of the region. New Legland then refounded the Defense Ministry and appointed himself as every Minister. He then resigned and gave the power to a nation named Tyjarvustivdorker that wasnít even in the region. The House then impeached the new Prime Minister and gave the power to ex-Speaker Empire of Elysium who made everything come back to normal and then resign and gave back the power to Salibaic.

- Caduceo has won the July General Election by 12 votes and is now the new Prime Minister of Force. The full results can be found here: https://forcens.com/index.php?topic=490.0

- Loomburg has been appointed Deputy Prime Minister, United Nations of Colombia Minister of Internal Affairs and Lashnakia Minister of Foreign Affairs. Sumeka, Heonix and Azerubia will keep their position as Minister of Culture, Roleplay and Communications respectively.

- Salibaic has been appointed as High Commissioner by the Founder.

- Tenjouin is now First Minister of Heart following the decision of the Founder.

- The first Official Moderation Team of the Union discord has been created by Founder Renegalle and it consists of Tigslarlowducken, Marmotville and Azerubia.

- Representative Suter has been elected Speaker of the House of Representatives after the resignation of ex-Speaker Empire of Elysium.

Greetings fellow citizens of Power. It is me, Azerubia ready to present to you the 21st edition of the Union. Sorry for being late but I was ill yesterday and couldnít do it. Anyway, letís stop talking about me and go right into it:

- The Union Research Institute has been formally dissolved by Prime Minister Caduceo.

- The fourth Emoji Contest has started. You can now win a trophy made by Minister of Culture Heonix! https://forcens.com/index.php?topic=509.0

- The House has given access to the citizens of the Union to their first House document. If you would like to know what your representatives are doing, you can check it now: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1zqbdXzda7uApbJJON3tSPo_c3KblAtWf954cmYoDWp8/edit

- Pridnestrovskaia Moldavskaia has been dismissed as Governor of Power by the Founder.

- The Ministry of Internal Affairs is currently in search of people to make lectures for their big project called Academia de Nocturna. You can contact them at UNCDelegate#9718 on Discord.

Azerubia wrote:Greetings fellow citizens of Power. It is me, Azerubia ready to present to you the 21st edition of the Union. Sorry for being late but I was ill yesterday and couldnít do it. Anyway, letís stop talking about me and go right into it:

- The Union Research Institute has been formally dissolved by Prime Minister Caduceo.

- The fourth Emoji Contest has started. You can now win a trophy made by Minister of Culture Heonix! https://forcens.com/index.php?topic=509.0

- The House has given access to the citizens of the Union to their first House document. If you would like to know what your representatives are doing, you can check it now: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1zqbdXzda7uApbJJON3tSPo_c3KblAtWf954cmYoDWp8/edit

- Pridnestrovskaia Moldavskaia has been dismissed as Governor of Power by the Founder.

- The Ministry of Internal Affairs is currently in search of people to make lectures for their big project called Academia de Nocturna. You can contact them at UNCDelegate#9718 on Discord.

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Good day, Power! In order to reduce sending out too many messages but still deliver the latest from the CommUnity Newsletter, we are sending updates like these every Sunday similarly to how the Union Weekly Recap works!

Here are this week's latest:


CommUnity Exclusives > YourChoice Surveys
July 26, 2020

FORCE - On July 25th, the YourChoice Program asked a few Registered Roleplayers their opinions on matters related to Force's Official Roleplay. Around 6 members took the short Survey which could be used to gain a general understanding of the Roleplay and ideas to be used to bolser it.

The anonymous Survey Station was a Discord Server made specifically to streamline and automate the survey-taking process and maintained the full anonymity of the taker's responses. This was done using the features of two Discord bots, Reaction Roles and Pollmaster, of which their features can be found Linkhere and Linkhere, respectively. The voter turnout was not the best as the Survey was offered to a select few individuals. Their answers are completely anonymous - even to me! So without further ado, here are your survey results:

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There was also a new addition introduced with the survey, a suggestions portion where the Survey-takers had the chance to make suggestions for a name, an RMB roleplay, or overall improvements. Four individuals gave their suggestions;

Roleplay Names:

  • Proteus Roleplay

  • The Unified States

  • Force Globalisation

  • RP-name should be put on vote in the RP itself. Likely use the name of FORCE's "planet" itself

RMB Roleplay Suggestions:

  • Name it ForceBook (suggested by two people)

Overall Suggestions:

  • Currently the old Players have snowballed to a point where new Players have no way of resisting their plans or have no chance of growing to be equivalent to them. Examples: have a way to balanced high GDP growth/have a limit on how you can grow it (you can't just repeatadly invest money in industry if you don't have the people that can work in them)

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In addition to the actual survey results, we had an additional but optional section where the survey-takers rated the survey or the process of taking the survey, and here are those results:

DID YOU ENJOY THE SURVEY?
[ 80% said YES ] [ 20% said UNSURE/ABSTAIN ]

WAS THE SURVEY SIMPLE AND STREAMLINED?
[ 100% said YES ]

WAS ANSWERING THE SURVEY SAFE AND ANONYMOUS?
[ 40% said YES ] [ 60% said UNSURE/ABSTAIN ]

DID THE SURVEY REMAIN UNBIASED?
[ 100% said YES ]

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July 26, 2020

FORCE - Prime Minister Questions, or PMQs, were introduced on May 4th, 2020 by then-Deputy Speaker of the House [FUP] Sir Lashnakia through House Bill 40, the LinkPrime Minister's Questions Act with the written purpose as "To assist with cabinet transparency and getting information to the citizens" through the Prime Minister being asked questions gathered by the House of Representatives. Former Prime Minister [FP] Sir Salibaic partook in a few sessions of PMQs, and only recently has the present Prime Minister, [FUP] Caduceo, participate in his first session, held by Deputy Speaker and High Commisionner Sir Salibaic in Speaker [FP] Suter's sudden leave. It happened publicly at the House Chambers on the 24th of July from 4:00 pm GMT to around 5:30 pm GMT but in case you missed it, here is the full PMQs Transcript:

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    Prime Minister Caduceo: Greetings, Mr. Deputy Speaker

Deputy Speaker Salibaic: Thank you Mr Prime Minister. I will allow for 5 mins to allow other reps to turn up otherwise I will ask you just mine and Suter's questions.

    Wonderful

[5 Minutes Later] Now we may begin, Mr. Prime Minister. What is your plan to tackle Capital population?

    Currently, we're handling that through my Manual Recruitment and IA being commissioned to improve the current Newcomer's Manual

Thank you, How is your government planning to carry out its world assembly program?

    Currently we're a bit falling behind on that but we'll most likely start off with naming it as most other WA Programs and creating informative dispatches to encourage raising the WA Population.

But what specifically will this program do?

    It will prioritize mostly on endorsing each other, especially New Legland, and staying inside the Union and the WA for now, since we're a relatively medium-sized region and don't need to majorly participate in the WA.

How are you going to deal with the lack of civil servants?

    That's a good question, I've recently asked Cabinet if they wanted to reorganize their Civil Servant positions so that we can create an on-site campaign to increase awareness on Civil Service, hopefully attracting attention towards it. I'll also be tightening the reins a slight bit on Cabinet.

How do you plan to use forums?

    What do you mean specifically?

What will your administration do to encourage forum usage, and will you be publishing governmental documents to it?

    Ah I see, thank you for the clarification.

    Currently, the most major uses for the Forums are for Law, the Court, and different Application processes. While there's nothing wrong with that, formatting on the forums is a slight bit restrictive compared to Dispatches and are not the most accessible to NS, since a few Citizens in the past don't prefer using the Forums.

    So we might organize stuff on the Forums to redirect to more important things, Government Documents are still being constantly published on the Forums; It's made less for communication between Citizens as it is for organization of the Government

Thank you, I have been informed that there is slight inactivity inside cabinet, do you feel that any of your ministers are inactive and if so who?

    I will admit that while the Cabinet channel and a few Ministries are quite quiet, I wouldn't call any of my Ministers inactive yet, most of them are simply busy.

Do you feel any specific ministry is falling behind the rest?

    I wouldn't be too inclined on pointing any fingers to cause discouragement. No Ministry's "falling behind", there's simply more room for improvement.

Do you agree with weekly update reports for ministers as described in [the Freedom of Information Act]?

    I mean past administrations already publicly released Update Reports from their Cabinet, and while a weekly update is a slight restrictive, I see why it's needed.

What do you think of the current House?

    It's doing its job quite well considering a good chunk of it was only elected this month.

Are you keeping up with the pressure that this role is giving you?

    What do you mean specifically by "keeping up"?

To continue doing something in the same manner or to the same level of proficiency.

    So just to clarify, are you asking me if I'm living up to the successes of past holders of this position?

I assume so

    Ah well if that's the question, I think it's too early to tell. I can certainly understand the difficulties of this position but I think it's too early to tell if I'm "keeping up"

The House seems to be currently more active than the Cabinet, do you have any plans to change that?

    Ah well that's quite a claim but if that's the case, I mentioned before that I'll be a bit tighter in Cabinet and make sure they get their things done properly and timely without giving them too much weight to bear.

I will remind you not all of these questions are mine

    Yes I'm aware

Do you support the creation of an Activity Commission?

    And what would that imply?

The reinstatement of GARC

    Ah I'm sorry but do you mind reminding me what GARC stands for

Governmental Activity Review Commission

    Ah thank you very much, as for the question - I'm not quite sure yet

Do you agree we should have Ministerial Questions?

    I think it would be a tad bit excessive especially since the [Freedom of Information Act] will already require weekly updates and people can already easily converse with their local Ministers

Do you think the House should be elected with Proportional Representation?

    I'm not quite sure, especially since we have relatively small parties in place

Do you think the House should be elected with Mixed Member Proportional Representation?

    Once again, parties are relatively small

There has been much speculation that the primary reason you won the last election was due to your use of telegrams. Do you think it is fair that people who can afford stamps are able to win easier, if not how should we fix this?

    I didn't realize there was "much speculation" around that part but I'm clarifying that I did not use Stamps for those telegrams. I sent a smaller batch manually beforehand but as for the region-wide telegram, I was allowed to send one out by Renegalle.

    Also, if the reason that I won the election was because of telegrams, then my opponent would've had a massive advantage over me as he used stamps for the Capital's region-wide telegram

Do you agree territorial oversight should stay with the Founder and the High Commission?

    I don't see why not, the Founder already had the oversight before and as far as I'm aware the High Commission is doing their job.

How do you plan to increase governmental participation? As well as voter participation?

    Awareness and outreach as I'd campaigned for before the Elections. Simply getting the word out more efficiently onsite and making it easier for everyone should hopefully increase both.

But isn't there a situation were people don't even know how to vote? And that doesn't address governmental participation

    Which is why we've planned to improve the Newcomer's Manual and help release more guides for things such as joining the Discord, knowing your way around the forums, and such as that where we'll have a guide for the newly implemented voting system in place and as far as I'm aware [The Minister of Internal Affairs United Nations of Colombia] is already writing those.

    And for the Governmental Participation specifically, being more vocal with the Governorship Program and utilizing the Academia de Nocturna for guides to elections and positions and such should help.

Isn't governorship under the rule of the Founder alone?

    Yes but if people are interested in joining, the Founder can help them get started. We've had something similar happen a week or so ago when someone wanted to become a Governor and Renegalle was helping them out but unfortunately I believe they've gone inactive before they started.

Shouldn't that be purely run by the founder though rather than your government?

Renegalle: no, they actually came back a week ago lol.

    Ah that's good to hear [Renegalle], thank you for letting me know

Renegalle: I already let you know a week ago but sure

    There weren't any further updates so I thought they disappeared
    [Sir Salibaic] yes, but we're raising awareness on the matter in order to help out the Union in a whole. I don't see the problem if it's a win-win

If it was awarenes spreading, it should be done by the high commission or founder?

    I don't quite see the problem you're putting up. I was welcoming them into Force and they seemed interested in Governorship, so I told them how it worked and when they were interested I let Renegalle know; And that was before I was PM; I think

Wouldn't this be cabinet [encroachment] into an area of government it has no control over?

    Mr. Deputy, the matter started on July 7th and the main purpose wasn't to recruit them into Governorship, they simply read the Newcomers Manual and found interest in Governorship. The Territorial Revision Amendment passed days earlier but it started coming into effect after the 7th

We are talking about a [Governorship] program which you still propose. And the [Territorial Revision Amendment] passed before that

    Yes I said that

And in effect before the 7th

    But you started as High Commission on the 11th

    And I will reiterate the main purpose wasn't to get them into Governorship, it was to welcome them into the region and the opportunities available for them

But shouldn't advertising be done by the authorities that control it

    I was still MoIA on the 7th and it was my job to welcome them. And I didn't advertise it, it was on the Newcomer's Manual and they read it which they found interesting

And we aren't talking about that one event. We are talking about the actual program, Mr Prime Minister

    I'm loosely talking about it, since there is no actual "Program" in place. Now may I remind you that this is PMQs and we should move back to the planned questions sent in my you and your colleagues.

Questions are gathered by any way the house chooses

    Any more? We've been going for more than an hour, I believe

There is no more but may I remind you that you are in company of the House, sarcasm is not welcome here. Good day Mr Prime Minister

    I can assure you that I wasn't being sarcastic in the slightest, I was asking a question because I have other things to do. Have a wonderful evening, Mr. Deputy Speaker

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~ The Force Unity Party

Hello Power. Itís me again, Azerubia. As we approach the start of August, it is time for this weekís Union Weekly Recap. Due to it being the summer causing a big inactivity boost, nothing really important happened this week but Iím gonna still do it. Here we go:

- The Fourth Force Emoji Contest is still on its way. You can go vote for your favourite emojis here: https://forcens.com/index.php?topic=509.msg3389#new

- United Soviet States of Russian Imperial (Texas) has been appointed as an advisor to the Prime Minister.

- The House has produced its second House Document following their second debate since the general election. You can get your hands on it here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/18E_NCr9eFrFZOmKgAIiZ29PQms80m6yhtcgSjf_8wbk/edit?usp=sharing

A new Prime Minister elected, a constitutional crisis, the Court in action and a new roleplay - everything that you will find in this July's edition of the Force Flyer!

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A new Prime Minister elected, a constitutional crisis, the Court in action and a new roleplay - everything that you will find in this July's edition of the Force Flyer!

CADUCEO GETS HIS FIRST MANDATE AS PRIME MINISTER by Azerubia


This month in Force, we saw the first-ever General Election in the history of the region. Following the amendment passed by ex-House Representatives Lashnakia, elections
had been reorganized and divided into two big elections. The general election that would elect the Prime Minister and the House seats coming from the territories with enough World Assembly members (Heart and RGBN) while seats for the capital region plus the Court Justices were elected during the Midterm election. The elections also had new assigned dates they would have to follow and on July the 1st. It was time for the first general election.

This election was going to be a big one as with the high stakes of the office of the Prime Minister being elected, a lot of candidates presented themselves and were thoroughly campaigning to try and get the most voters possible. As always, House elections werenít really contested in terms of candidates as there were exactly enough people to fill the 2 seats of both Heart and RGBN. In fact, both the Force Unity Party and the Federalist Party each presented one candidate for each of the territories. The incumbent Speaker of the House, Empire of Elysium, was running for reelection in Heart under the FUP while his fellow party member, Alludo, was their candidate for RGBN. As mentioned before, Federalists were the other party to run candidates for the territorial House seats. In Force politics, Federalists are known to be the party of the territories, most of their policies are about the improvement of the non-capital regions of the Union and they hold big roles in the territorial branch of the government such as their co-leaders being the High Commissioner (supervisor of the territories) and the President of RGBN. Anyways, for this election, they were running both of their co-leaders with High Commissioner Salibaic running for Heart under The Scottish Republic and President of RGBN Suter, running well, for RGBN. We could maybe have expected a little more competition for the seats with the Democratic Peopleís Party running their own candidates but nothing came out of this. They probably would not have had much luck getting seats anyway since before the election started, the Force Unity Party and Federalist Party made an agreement where both parties would be supporting and voting for each otherís House candidates.

But because the Democratic Peopleís Party didnít try their luck in the House election, that doesnít mean that they werenít doing anything for the Prime Ministerial election. They were putting up Bennisia as their candidate following his win during the DPP primary. This win got Bennisia a lot of power since he was now in charge of the largest party at the time but due to a lot of people not liking him and his policies and also other things that will be mentioned in another article, there was a big secession of members. This caused the creation of the Federalist Party and the gain of power of the Force Unity Party but still, Bennisia had a big campaign with lots of policies and he had some supporters and was a big contender for the election. The Force Unity Party was running Caduceo and they were the favourites for this election and probably the most involved in it. Caduceo produced multiple dispatches for his campaign and advertised it everywhere around Force, obviously because of that it got criticism as people accused him of basically just trying to win by advertising constantly with his fancy formatted dispatches which would make people want to vote for them more due to how professional they looked instead of his policies. The Force Flyer would also like to remind you that we donít endorse any of these sides and that we are politically neutral and only here to report the news from a bystander point. The Cheese Party also presented a candidate in the name of Cumcision (a puppet of WA Delegate New Legland) but since the Cheese Party is considered a satirical party by most people, everyone knew they didnít stand a chance to get elected. Finally, the Federalist Party was the only party to not run any candidate, instead, they endorsed independent candidate United Soviet States of Russian Imperial (a puppet of United Soviet States Of Russian Empire) which they had pretty close ties with.

Something unique with this election was the news coverage it had around it. Apart from the Force Flyer, the SBC and the CommUnity also covered the events on live. Both news outlets made their own polls to try and guess the future results. SBC, who had the survey with the most voters, predicted in their exit poll that United Soviet States of Russian Imperial would be the one to win. While asked on SBC Live, political commentator Lashnakia and Azerubia stated that they didnít really think the final results would be the same. Azerubia explained that Caduceo would probably get more votes during the elections due to his supporters being mostly kinda inactive citizens that didnít see the poll when it was announced. But that when the election would start, they would not forget to vote. The CommUnity Newsletter, a Force Unity Party media outlet, obviously predicted the win of their leader, Caduceo.

Nothing to say much about the Debate since every candidate manages to answer their questions in time. While all this was happening, campaigning was raging on with the Prime Ministerial candidates sending telegrams to the citizens talking about their program and why people should vote for them. Both Bennisia and Caduceo were the ones that were mainly sending the telegrams and with the accord of the Founder both of them were even allowed to send a region-wide telegram. United Soviet States of Russian Imperial (Texas) wasnít really campaigning a lot like the others but he had solid supporters which were the ones that were campaigning for him, oddly enough Texas wasnít not campaigning because he was inactive but more because he didnít really seem to believe in that strategy and instead talked more to voters personally. Sadly, we didnít see any campaigning from Cumcision which reinforces the idea of him being a joke candidate. Caduceo was probably the one that was the most campaigning between him and Bennisia with him reminding voters to vote for him almost every day which like we said before annoyed a lot of people but paid off in the end. After being removed the right to hold a public office for 2 years while the election was ongoing, Bennisia decided to endorse Texas near the end in the hopes of making him Prime Minister instead of Caduceo. He stated that he did this because he trusted more Texas than Caduceo as PM due to him having worked with Texas in the New Western Empire before.

On the 11th of July, Caduceo was elected Prime Minister with a clear majority of 56.75% of the votes. United Soviet States of Russian Imperial came second with 24.32%, Bennisia followed him in third at 13.51% and Cumcision arrived last with 5.4%. As for the House results, everyone was elected with only Suter from RGBN gaining a vote against him. This vote was controversial in the Federalist Party as per inspection from Suter, the one that voted against him also voted for Caduceo for Prime Minister and abstained in his second, third and fourth vote meaning he was a big supporter of Caduceo and probably a Force Unity Party member. This election is currently the one with the highest number of voters in the history of Force with 38 nations going to the ballots to vote for their favourite candidate.




CONSTITUTIONAL CRISIS IN FORCE by Azerubia


On the 10th of June, incumbent Prime Minister Sir Salibaic was reaching the end of his term and decided to do something special about it by resigning during the last day of his mandate. His goal was to make Deputy Prime Minister New Legland take the office of Prime Minister since he was the first in the order of succession if the PM ever resigned. We asked Sir Salibaic why he did this in the first place and he responded, ďI decided to run because it was a meme dreamt up by me and few others and it was kinda funny so...Ē. Most people thought that nothing big would happen and that it would just be a fun day but that was to underestimate New Legland. In less than a day, New Legland appointed himself to every Cabinet position, refounded the Ministry of Defense and even abused a loophole that allowed him to make a non-citizen his Deputy Prime Minister and then resigned to let him become PM. So now for the first time in history, we had a non-citizen Prime Minister and his name was Tyjarvustivdorker. Representative EGM even managed to get in touch with the new Prime Minister and his answer wasnít a particularly happy one. Obviously most people panicked because of that and the House lead by the incumbent Speaker, Empire of Elysium, rapidly started the impeachment procedure. The House voted unanimously for his impeachment with only one absence with the provided reasons being his obvious lack of citizenship. Since he was now gone from the office of Prime Minister, the Speaker of the House was the one to take the power due to the order of succession and Tyjarvustivdorker not having any Deputy Prime Minister. Empire of Elysium quickly fixed the whole mess by dissolving the Defense ministry and appointing Sir Salibaic as his Deputy before resigning. Salibaic then appointed back every Minister and everything was back to how it started.

Fun facts concerning the whole event. June the 10th broke the record of the biggest amount of different Prime Minister in power during the same day with 4 (Sir Salibaic, New Legland, Tyjarvustivdorker and Empire of Elysium). During this day, we had the first Cheese Party PM (New Legland) and Force Unity Party PM (Empire of Elysium), Caduceo becoming the second Force Unity Party PM after the July general election but the first one to get elected. New Legland stayed Prime Minister for a mere 2 minutes before resigning and all that time was enough for him to create a constitutional crisis. Tyjarvustivdorkerís mandate lasted around 4 hours while Empire of Elysium was only in power for 4 minutes.




A WORD FROM THE PRIME MINISTER by Caduceo


Earlier this month, we saw the General Elections occur, undoubtedly the most awaited type of elections as it sees the inauguration of Local House Reps and the Prime Minister of the Union, the highest seat of the Federal Government - and I was one of this month's candidates and was fortunate enough to win.

My name is Caduceo, and I am your new Prime Minister. It was a fun journey and I had some very well-rounded and challenging opponents, but I thank everyone extensively for supporting me, as well as going against me to give me a reason to strive harder. Though I can't name you all by name, know that you have my extensive gratitude and my love goes to you, thank you.

My campaign consisted of a few points I wanted to prioritize, which was later on reinforced in Linkthis plan I wrote earlier this month for what I wanted to achieve first. I am writing this article today to tell you that your support won't go to waste, as I promise to see our priorities through, as well as update you as what I've already done to progress; So let's tackle my plan step by step.

First off, what I've accomplished;

  • We have finished the Academia de Nocturna's foundation and am planning to start employing people to write for the Academy. All the dispatches that needed to be formatted are done so now it is time to put it into action. Expect more from it soon!

  • Our new Cabinet has been inaugurated and they are settling in nicely. We might see a few rearrangements in the future but overall, the Cabinet has set out their plans and are putting them into action as we speak! Besides that, they have released or are releasing their first progress reports and we have done our first Cabinet Meeting earlier this month.

  • In a more personal duty update, I am trying my best to maintain our population in this summer lull of recruitment by getting hands-on straight into Manual Recruitment, which will hopefully help everyone out.

What we're currently progressing on;

  • The Force's Forces card game has gone a bit slow but we've made very minimal progress by starting to name the cards we'll eventually introduce.

  • Our MoIA has started revamping the Newcomer's Manual to be more informative and hopefully they finish that as soon as possible.

  • Our MoFA is breathing life and activity into the Ministry and our Ambassadors are doing their jobs well!

  • Our MoComm is doing their usual epicness in producing this! And I heard they have other plans brewing ;>

  • Our MoC has done their usual with this month's Emoji Contest and hopefully we see more to come from other members of the Ministry

  • Our MoRP has also done their job quite well as far as I know and is perhaps one of our most self-sufficient Ministries

Plans to come;

  • Our WA Program is still in need of more development so hopefully we see more activity there in the future

  • As I said earlier, our Academia de Nocturna is still in more need of progress so if you're interested in writing about what you're passionate or knowledgeable about, let us know!

  • Civil Dispatch soonô *cough* Renegalle when

Once again, I thank you extensively for hearing me out and I hope you have a safe and wonderful day! This is your Prime Minister signing off.




CHAIRMAN OF THE DPP SENTENCED TO VOTER FRAUD BY THE HIGH COURT by Azerubia


On the 5th of July, Minister of Roleplay Sumeka submitted a case to the High Court, charging the Democratic Peopleís Party Leader Bennisia with Voter Fraud. Sumeka provided evidence that Bennisia had in fact attempted to undermine the recelt election. The Court subsequently accepted the case and began forming a jury. Bennisia demanded that the jury be changed twice, as well as the date and time of the trial. Bennisia attempted to forestall these proceedings by filing charges against both Sumeka and the High Court for false accusations and malfeasance, respectively. The Force vs Sumeka case was quickly dismissed, as bringing charges against a citizen is not a crime. As for Force v. The High Court, Renegalle formed a special committee to rule on the case's validity.
Both events were scheduled 2 days later on the 7th. The committee members were Qwertyuiopasdfghjklzxcvbnm 1234567890-, Heonix, and Marmotville. After reflection, the jury voted unanimously against proceeding with legal action, as they determined that there was no legal basis for a trial against the High Court. Finally, some hours later, Force v. Bennisia started with Chief Justice Tigslarlowducken presiding. The jury consisted of Trisword, Chundukeratopia, and Loomburg. The first part of the trial was fairly calm due to Bennisia's failure to attend his own trial. He later stated that he was drunk and was therefore unable to attend, but Sumeka and the Chief Justice Tigslarlowducken argued that he was warned of the time of the trial days ago and that it was his fault for not being there. In his absence, Sumeka had more than enough time to present his pieces of evidence and bring his witnesses. Among the evidence were numerous screenshots illustrating Bennisiaís wrongdoing to the jury. At this point, Tigslarlowducken opted to hold the trial so that Bennisia would have a chance to present his argument. On day 2 of the proceedings, Bennisia opted not to cross-examine or present evidence. However, he did present a closing argument. In essence, he claimed that the case was unconstitutional because it concerned internal party politics which are not mentioned in the Constitution and that offering positions in the government was not illegal and merely political strategy. He also stated that contrary to what Sumeka said he did not harass anyone since they never asked him to stop. He claimed the trial was all a conspiracy to make him fall since the establishment, he claimed, saw him as an evil force. Sumeka replied that nowhere in the Constitution are party elections exempt from the Constitution's voter fraud clause. Sumeka did not dispute the fact that offering governmental positions to supporters was legal, merely unethical. This article is only a summary of events and if you want to see the full trial transcripts go on the Force forums and you should easily find it. If you can't, join the Discord and someone will help you. (We are unable to link it directly as we believe the NationStates mods would consider this a violation of the site rules.)

After brief deliberation, the jury ruled that Bennisia was guilty of all charges presented. His right to vote has been revoked for one year and his right to run for a public office has been revoked for two years, a bitter end to his campaign for Prime Minister.




WHAT IS NEW WITH THE CABINET? by Azerubia


With newly elected Prime Minister Caduceo being elected, it was time for new faces to enter the executive administration as a cabinet was most likely to happen. During his campaign, Caduceo already released a plan of what FUP members he would appointing to his cabinet. It consisted of Loomburg being appointed Deputy Prime Minister instead of New Legland, in order to help him manage the region more easily, put Lashnakia as the Minister of Foreign Affairs to replace Sumeka and make United Nations of Colombia take up his office as Minister of Internal Affairs if he was to be elected.

Well, he was and he did appoint all of these people at their promised offices. For the other ministries, all of their incumbent Ministers were re-appointed meaning Federalists Sumeka and Azerubia would keep the ministry of Roleplay and Communications respectively while Independent Heonix would stay Minister of Culture.

Then, more than 2 weeks later, Caduceo made another big decision in the Cabinet by dissolving the Union Research Institute. The URI had been created under ex-Prime Minister Sir Salibaic to help the government know more about its citizens by creating weekly polls such as approval rating polls, political party alignment polls and etc. But after discussion with Chief Research Officer Pridnestrovskaia Moldavskaia, they both decided it would be best to dissolve it since it was now inactive.




THE VICTORIAN ROLEPLAY HAS ARRIVED by Sumeka


This month, RP minister Sumeka established a brand new RP in the RP server in order to boost activity, the 1855 RP. After polling for opinions on the server, and even holding a vote, a majority of RPers agreed that this was something they would like. The map is all hand-drawn by Sumeka, with resources being placed for balance instead of realism. Every nation starts with roughly equal stats, and they essentially have to work their way up in the world. All of the starting spots have been shrunk down as well, so no player controls huge swathes of land without some kind of drawback. Instead of being in an archipelago style like the main RP, this one has major continents with the occasional large islands. This prevents the ďisland obsessionĒ that currently plagues RP. (For the most part, anyway.) All in all, itís a lot more balanced and fair than the main RP and is excellent for new people who want to get into RP.




Editorial Team for this Month



Azerubia - Minister of Communications and Editor in Chief

Caduceo - Prime Minister and Editor

Sumeka - Minister of Roleplay and Editor


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July 2020 Competition Results



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