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Gyuamno wrote:So how is this whole recruitment drive going with trying to get new people to join the region? I think the number has decreased since the election. Sad.

Unfortunately, it has not gone well. We tried our best early on, but have recently given up as it seems to be a lost cause right now. There just are not a lot of new nations willing to join. It is not from a lack of trying that's for sure.

PM ANNOUNCEMENT
I made this same post on the Discord, but I figured that I should make it on here for everyone to see. I have decided not to run for reelection and to instead throw my support behind New wilhelmsland instead. IRL, I was recently hired to work on a project related to my major and therefore found I had less time for NS. It was sad, but I had to prioritize. I have been transferring day to day duties to others for some time.

I wish I could've done more during my term, but I am still proud to see that activity is high on here and that we have a bright future despite some issues that we must contend with. I thank you all for supporting me and hope to continue to be apart of this region.

Dyetschland

Prague

The city of Prague was seemingly in open rebellion in terms of protests, they were rising these creatures were a combination of Elves, Centaurs and other Human elven hybrids. They wanted one thing more rights for their own people of the Pragian elve cult a weird systemic pleasure cult. To the local goverment, it quickly became too much and the military was forced to lock the district down in literal terms. Trains going to and from Prague and out of the district were stopped and trains underway to Prague were stopped, Sector borders were closed and the military quickly moved in political offices and took over as per the siege law.

Valkyrie gunships had been deployed around the city to make sure nobody escaped and with the help of various units, it was made sure that should the cleaning operation fail the city would just be bombed. All of this was due to some systemic pleasure cult that in many people opinions had caused horrors to emerge Elves to morph into sadistic creatures and they had been able to contain it to a district that now looked more like hell and it was thus decided that this was the final draw.

It was decided that they would need to move troops in and secure it clean it out and resettle it only then could the region really know peace.

Berlin radio

After much discussion and deliberation, the foreign office has officially announced it backing of the Spanish goverment on the issue of Gibraltar. This move does not come as a surprise as many within the Rijksdag have been worrying over the union consolidating more and more power in Europe. While overall the Imperium has remained silent on the thing in any overt sense it has increased its efforts to secure its power over Eastern Europe and the many hordes and clans and nations that are there.

While to counter the growth of the union the Imperium has for the past 20 years or so started growing military buildup as well as giving economic aid to those who would be under Union stress or pressure to join the union. This included establishing better relations with some nations across the world and increasing the military budget in terms of foreign support.

If this will increase tensions with the union is unknown but what is known is that the Heer has put its border forces along the rhine on high alert in case something might happen.

Laharao wrote:Unfortunately, it has not gone well. We tried our best early on, but have recently given up as it seems to be a lost cause right now. There just are not a lot of new nations willing to join. It is not from a lack of trying that's for sure.

Have you looked at the feeder regions like the Pacific etc

I'll probably look at buying some stamps and see what I can do. I know when we moved over to hear i sent about 5000 telegrams out.

Laharao wrote:Unfortunately, it has not gone well. We tried our best early on, but have recently given up as it seems to be a lost cause right now. There just are not a lot of new nations willing to join. It is not from a lack of trying that's for sure.

That's unfortunate, but to be expected I geuss.

Exotic Lemon and The gyuamno colonies

Nodenpuff wrote:The Parakkan expidition was fortunate enough to attract some of the nordstroms crew to join them on there expedition to Nodenpuff. "I cant stand this new world." One of them told the parakkans mournfully "I found out that my homeland was destroyed 107 years ago during something called "The Elven Crusade" and my family was likely long dead before that. I desperately want to return to the time period I understand, I want to be with my wife and kids agin. And gods forbid i can never return well...i would rather be trapped in Nodenpuff than this accursed future." Several more men exhorted his words, tho it seems that most of the Nordstroms crew has no desire to return to the strange realm encompassing the south poll, 28 men in total volunteer to accompany the Parakkan expedition.with one of them telling Elias "Just because we managed to come back does not mean that you are guaranteed too, and even if you do theres a very real possibility you will wind up in the wrong time period like we did. If you choose to go know that you may never be able to return to the world you now know. That said there are worse things than a life in Nodenpuff, that's why I'm willing to accompany you. I have no desire to return to the 19th century, but I do want to return to the sea of tea."

Role Play

I looked at the man and wondered if what he said was true. I still found it hard to believe these reports of time being different in Nodenpuff. I suspected it was some sort of magic barrier but again it was something to investigate which was most entreating. I turned to him and said "I cannot pretend to understand the pain you have gone throw since returning to the normal world. However, i dont plan to be trapped in Nodenpuff thus i would consider the possibility that you might have to get used to this world."

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Nova News

Possible Tension in Europe?

With the Union and Spain forming potentially closer bonds the Imperium has now decided to offer support to the Spanish claim over Gibraltar, whilst at the same time trying to strengthen their influence over Eastern Europe. It is expected that The Union will reciprocate the Imperium move with Poland.

Sources in the Senate have said "It is thought that the Government is weighing up their options and we within the senate will of course stand ready to scrutinise their decision appropriately."

We contacted the Ambassador In Switzerland and asked for his opinion regarding current tensions and he responded by saying "Well its the usual stuff between these two European powerhouses, certainly thats coming out from sources here in Switzerland. However, at times like this no one is ever to sure if this will be the action that will tip things over the edge. So time will tell."

(mentions Triwen & Dyetschland)

In other News - South Stathmore has fallen to Parakkan forces who are moving up throw the island. Resistance from the American Alliance is minimal. Though Hybrid numbers have been increasing the further north the forces go.

The gyuamno colonies

Laharao wrote:Unfortunately, it has not gone well. We tried our best early on, but have recently given up as it seems to be a lost cause right now. There just are not a lot of new nations willing to join. It is not from a lack of trying that's for sure.

I appreciate your candour on the matter.

Parakka wrote:Role Play

I looked at the man and wondered if what he said was true. I still found it hard to believe these reports of time being different in Nodenpuff. I suspected it was some sort of magic barrier but again it was something to investigate which was most entreating. I turned to him and said "I cannot pretend to understand the pain you have gone throw since returning to the normal world. However, i dont plan to be trapped in Nodenpuff thus i would consider the possibility that you might have to get used to this world."

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Nova News

Possible Tension in Europe?

With the Union and Spain forming potentially closer bonds the Imperium has now decided to offer support to the Spanish claim over Gibraltar, whilst at the same time trying to strengthen their influence over Eastern Europe. It is expected that The Union will reciprocate the Imperium move with Poland.

Sources in the Senate have said "It is thought that the Government is weighing up their options and we within the senate will of course stand ready to scrutinise their decision appropriately."

We contacted the Ambassador In Switzerland and asked for his opinion regarding current tensions and he responded by saying "Well its the usual stuff between these two European powerhouses, certainly thats coming out from sources here in Switzerland. However, at times like this no one is ever to sure if this will be the action that will tip things over the edge. So time will tell."

(mentions Triwen & Dyetschland)

In other News - South Stathmore has fallen to Parakkan forces who are moving up throw the island. Resistance from the American Alliance is minimal. Though Hybrid numbers have been increasing the further north the forces go.

"Hah! Well dont say you were not warned. The things that are possible in Nodenpuff...you'd never understand until you've been. It's a realm of pure magic. A chaotic place where the basic laws of physics only apply when they want too. You'll know what I mean when we've crossed the barrier between the realms."

Hey guys just a heads up I will be really inactive for about a week

Exotic Lemon wrote:Hey guys just a heads up I will be really inactive for about a week

No worries bud I will be putting a candidate poll up next week for any independents that wish to run for government. All political parties will automatically be running for government. About middle of the week will be the actual election

Role Play

BBC News

Union Offers support for Poland Claim

In light of Imperium (Dyetschland) support for The Spanish claim of Gibraltar; the Union has done the same in terms of Poland's claim for reunification. With this act the Polish Government has again demanded the return of its lands from Imperium control. It is expected that nothing will come of these demands but time will till.

Reports have also come in the that the Parakkan Government might be considering stepping into the situation somehow. One Parliament member who wishes not not to be named said "The Parakkans would be fools to interfere and would do best to keep there attention on matters closer to home." However, when we reached out to Minister of Infrastructure James Davies he said "We welcome the Parakkans to voice their opinions on Europe in particular if it helps to ease tensions on the continent." He then went on to say "As you all will know we have been supporting the Parakkans in their war with The American Alliance, and as such we hope they would choose to remember that."

In other news Prime Minister visit is rumoured to be going well, though sources in Spain have said that some of the talks have been difficult in particular with resolving the proposed increase in parliament seats to account for Spain membership within the Union. Furthermore, Spain have requested that the seat of power be moved from London to Toulouse France or Barcelona Spain; with the justification that this these sites would be more central to the Union. In response its thought that the Prime Minister refused this.

Novos Romanos wrote:g'day g'day

G'day m8

Forestavia, Parakka, Laharao, and The gyuamno colonies

Novos Romanos wrote:g'day g'day

Hope you are well

New wilhelmsland

Hello friends!

With the current general election, I figured it would be a good idea to pose some questions for our candidates to answer!

Q1: Define what you want your government to be in one sentence

Q2: Our region is still noticeably split between roleplayers and non-roleplayers. What will your government do to help mend that gap, or at the very least work to do so that everyone is happy?

Q3: Do you have a plan to increase our membership?

Q4: Do you have any initial ideas for who you want in your cabinet? Why is it New wilhelmsland for every position? (Last part is a joke, but do take the first part seriously)

That is all I have for now, but I will post more if I think of more!

PS when the second survey is run, I will turn over the results of it to the new government so that they may use the results to run a more successful government :)

New wilhelmsland wrote:Hello friends!

With the current general election, I figured it would be a good idea to pose some questions for our candidates to answer!

Q1: Define what you want your government to be in one sentence

Q2: Our region is still noticeably split between roleplayers and non-roleplayers. What will your government do to help mend that gap, or at the very least work to do so that everyone is happy?

Q3: Do you have a plan to increase our membership?

Q4: Do you have any initial ideas for who you want in your cabinet? Why is it New wilhelmsland for every position? (Last part is a joke, but do take the first part seriously)

That is all I have for now, but I will post more if I think of more!

PS when the second survey is run, I will turn over the results of it to the new government so that they may use the results to run a more successful government :)

Thank you for the question. The Solar Liberal Party being quite new still has a lot to work out :)

1) I want our government to be active and proactive in regional affairs.

2) This is a hard question to answer as neither side is terribly active at present. In all honesty there isn't a magic bullet that can fix things. However, the key is activity if people where activity and interacting with each other it would help to mend the divide. To help with that for the RPers I plan to see the regional activty clause utilised that way it will encourage them to be active and post. For the none RPers it's a little harder all I would say is please be mindful of the lack of activty both for mending gaps and also recruitment. No one can recruit to a region with zero activity.

3) under the political party system me and Laharao will be in government, we have agreed that I will be PM though I won't be bringing my WA here, which I have cleared with Parakka and understand the consequences of that. In terms of a the third position, I would like to see it go to someone new to government within the region. This would help promote the feeling that anyone can be in government as well as promoting new ideas hopefully.

The main things I want my government to work on if we win the election is the following:-

Regional activity for both RPers and Non-Rpers
Recrutiment but that requires the first step to be semi achieved.
To see new legislation brought into effect such as Embassy legislation (TMC had some legislation around embassies if i recall that might be cool to have)

Parakka, Laharao, and New wilhelmsland

New wilhelmsland wrote:Hello friends!

With the current general election, I figured it would be a good idea to pose some questions for our candidates to answer!

Q1: Define what you want your government to be in one sentence

Q2: Our region is still noticeably split between roleplayers and non-roleplayers. What will your government do to help mend that gap, or at the very least work to do so that everyone is happy?

Q3: Do you have a plan to increase our membership?

Q4: Do you have any initial ideas for who you want in your cabinet? Why is it New wilhelmsland for every position? (Last part is a joke, but do take the first part seriously)

That is all I have for now, but I will post more if I think of more!

PS when the second survey is run, I will turn over the results of it to the new government so that they may use the results to run a more successful government :)

Question 1: I want the government to be an effective roleplaying mediator who fosters member growth and extends various opportunities to its citizens.
Question 2: I think the answer has been right in front of us. We can just incorporate these players playstyles into out system. Government shouldn't be a challenge, when foreign relations are made defending and raiding could become an option. Just because we do something better than others, doesn't mean we can't do anything else.
Question 3: Yes, through foreign relations for the 'free' way and then stamps for the money way. As we gain a reputation among regions in NS and create dual citizenship deals and etc. We can see growth slowly at first, but then see an exponential growth after as new players lead to new relations and more growth, aka Trickle Down Foreign Policy. Im hoping we get a lot of people to come in and assist with the purchase of stamps but im sure that would be pretty hard so im not counting on it.
Question 4: I do not initially, im waiting to see my competitions answers and if it so happens that I win, that may be where I pick from. I dont want to just pickup a group of people who will look nice either, I want a dream team of sorts. An effective government machine that will tread us out of the mud and into the light.

Thank you everyone fore listening and New Wilhelmsland for asking.

Parakka, Laharao, and New wilhelmsland

New wilhelmsland

Hello friends!

Just to let you know, the Second Regional Satisfaction Survey has been sent out! If you have not received it, please let me know and I will get it to you as soon as possible.

Sincerely,
Internal Affairs Minister
New wilhelmsland

Haarin and Vedan wheres your campaigns? Just over 2 days togo to persuade people to vote for you or your parties.

The Solar Alliance is a region of great promise, culture, and comradery. Too great to fall, too big to fail, all sayings to predict the inevitable. Now more than ever do these sayings ring true. We are denying the inevitable, the end is near if action isn't taken. Change for the generations, change that will not just rip us from our pre-dug graves but change that will make us the premier roleplaying region of nationstates is what we need and deserve. Renowned for our ability to foster new players whilst creating an enjoyable experience for everyone who decides to join our family. I am never one anymore to come for the ankles from my opponents when they aren't here to defend themselves but i think the fact that they haven't been here for 2/3rds of this election to even answer a couple questions shows the seriousness of where we are at right now as a region. We need to come together as one people and one region to accomplish what we all deep down and inside out want, which is the success of the region. The choice is always yours on who you decide to lead you through this fog, but I have the brighter light and I hope you'll put your trust in me this election cycle to lead you to not only saftey but to paradise.

Thank you,
Civilisunio.

Please Remember

In the event of a tie, it will be the government that can enter into an agreement with the other part or independent candidate with the next most votes will be able to form the next government.

I would also like say i'm a little saddened by the lack of debate from this election season from some of the candidates. The ones that have participated thank you for doing so!

New wilhelmsland

OOC

Hello friends! I would like to announce the formation of the Quaker Party! While not religiously affiliated, the main tenets of the QP will be similar to its namesake: Each person holds something to them that makes them unique and worthy. We will be a party of compromise and discussion to ensure the sustainability of our region. While this is a new party, I do not hold any ill will towards any established party. I am simply looking to add to the public discourse and allow for more opportunities for organized cooperation throughout the region.

New wilhelmsland wrote:Hello friends!

Just to let you know, the Second Regional Satisfaction Survey has been sent out! If you have not received it, please let me know and I will get it to you as soon as possible.

Sincerely,
Internal Affairs Minister
New wilhelmsland

Sorry I've been having one hell of a week IRL. I'll try and answer the questions sometime later today.

I would like to announce that The Solar Liberal Party have won the General election. I will leave it to Triwen to let me know who will be in government

I want to say thank you to this region for allowing me to be your PM. As I now look to take on a government role in Triwens government, I can only hope that we continue to lead this region into a brighter future. I must admit that I have some general worries as we do look to the future centered around political parties and activity.

I cant say that Im proud of the job I did for you all. I think you all deserved a more active leader. I can only hope that we do more to change the culture of this region. I think the divide between our type of players must be mended because there are certainly a range of opinions on both sides.

I, again, believe this mendable, but I warn against partisan fighting and hope that we can be civil as these political parties continue to grow.

Signing off,
Laharao

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