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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!

Issue XXXVI
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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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Submission

Fourth Force Discord Emoji Contest

Caduceo

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Force

166 (-34)

50 (-9)

Heart

34 (11)

10 (-2)

RGBN

33 (-1)

14 (1)

The New Kingdom

9 (-1)

0 (0) =

Power

8 (-1)

1 (0) =

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Hello, people of The New Kingdom. Yep, itís me, Minister of Communications Azerubia, here to present to you the 22nd edition of the Union Weekly Recap. I know I skipped a whole week without doing it but itís because I was on vacation with no internet so I couldnít really do anything. Letís just jump into the news:

- Aurhany has been appointed as Minister of Immigration, Data Analysis and Outreach of Heart by First Minister Tenjouin.

- The emoji Karl submitted by Caduceo wins the Fourth Emoji Contest by defeating Walla in finals. Here are the full results: https://forcens.com/index.php?topic=509.0

- The Union anthem has been passed by the Cabinet. God save the Owl: https://youtu.be/A3ZYEz5mO7w

- 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!

Issue XXXVI
Headlines

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.




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Caduceo - Prime Minister and Editor

Sumeka - Minister of Roleplay and Editor


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July 2020 Competition Results



Competition

Winner

Submission

Fourth Force Discord Emoji Contest

Caduceo

Statistics




Region

Nations

WA Nations

Force

166 (-34)

50 (-9)

Heart

34 (11)

10 (-2)

RGBN

33 (-1)

14 (1)

The New Kingdom

9 (-1)

0 (0) =

Power

8 (-1)

1 (0) =

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- Heonix has resigned from his position as Minister of Culture and has been replaced by Sidervida by the Prime Minister.

- Shark Week has started in Canterbury.

Hi there everyone. Itís me Azerubia, finally back from my vacation and here to bring you the news of the Union here in The New Kingdom. As usual in summer, the Union was pretty calm but just let get into the news!

- The Minister of Internal Affairs of Force has announced that the NS Pages and the discord for their big project, Academia de Nocturna, have finally been completed. You can find the discord here: https://discord.gg/77UfKZp

- The Minister of Foreign Affairs Sir Lashnakia has announced that he will be resigning from his office due to school. He will officially resign when his successor has been found. You can his speech here: https://forcens.com/index.php?topic=538.0 If you also want to become Forceís next Minister of Foreign Affairs, you can apply here: https://forcens.com/index.php?topic=539.0

- Sir Lashnakia has been appointed Advisor to the Prime Minister following his last speech.

- Azerubia has won the skribbl.io Showdown organized by the Minister of Culture for all the members of the Union.

- House Update: This week the House has passed the articles of impeachment for Justice Pridnestrovskaia Moldavskaia. You can find everything here: https://forcens.com/index.php?topic=541.0

A look inside the Cabinet and the High Commission, a report from the Prime Minister and a new medieval roleplay - everything that you will find in this August's edition of the Force Flyer!

Issue XXXVII
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A look inside the Cabinet and the High Commission, a report from the Prime Minister and a new medieval roleplay - everything that you will find in this August's edition of the Force Flyer!

REPORT FROM PRIME MINISTER CADUCEO by Caduceo


Good day once again, all you beautiful people out there! It's your Prime Minister Caduceo here for my monthly report. Since I'm required to release a report of my own every month as per the Freedom of Information Act, I've decided that I'll publish them in the Force Flyer for maximum transparency and reach!

Like my article last month, I'll also redirect you once again to Linkthis plan published during the start of my term and my campaign promises. This is the second month of my term and I'm quite happy to report some of the progress and future plans I have in store! Without further ado, let's dive into it!

What we've achieved:

  • Not much has moved with the Academia de Nocturna except for the passing of the Academia de Nocturna Act, which legally provides the structure and bases for the Academy, and you can find that Linkhere. I will personally be taking up a few important topics and I suggest you do too!

  • Our population has stabilized around the ~170 mark during the summer lull and our recruitment methods are still doing the best they can and hopefully, we see that number rise relatively soon. Let's all hope for the best!

  • Our MoIA has added a segment to our Welcome Manual about the Discord server to let people be more aware of it and we have published a Civil Service dispatch which you can find here, and maybe even consider signing up!

  • Our former MoC Heonix resigned from his post and he was replaced with our current Minister of Culture, Sidervida. So far, they still need a bit more getting used to but they've helped arrange a Skribbl.io Contest, canceled the Emoji Contests, and I believe will help arrange more games for us to enjoy.

  • Sir Lashnakia has been appointed as an Advisor and a new MoFA, Oimatsu, has been appointed to take his place. Let us wish them good luck and hope he serves us well!

  • We've improved our RMB welcoming messages and they look quite organized and informative now.

What we're progressing on:

  • I will focus on publishing two more dispatches this month, one for the World Assembly information and another for our Graphics and Format Repository to ensure transparency and better quality of life.

  • Resume RMB questions as they seem to be a great source of activity and community interaction.

  • We will potentially see a Cabinet Meeting this month and a presentation I'll prepare for everyone, which will maybe reveal a new plan or two 😳

  • We have started preparing for N-Day and hope that we'll have a lot of fun when the event comes! For more info, drop by our Discord server or read this dispatch.

  • Our Ministries have been a bit quiet but honestly, most of us have been, though we're doing quite well.

What we're planning:

  • I've said it before and I'll say it again - World Assembly information will come soon.

  • A project for Comms will hopefully be unveiled soon but I won't say much for now. No promises, though!

  • A grand opening for the Academia de Nocturna is being planned when we have enough topics ready to be published. Join us so we can start up as soon as we can ;)

  • Unfortunately, it's a bit difficult seeing if the Force's Forces card project should move forward. Hopefully it will but it's rather blurry at the moment. We'll see what we can do but you can help out by joining us.

That should do it for the month of August! Thank you so much for hearing me out and I look forward to serving the rest of my term with you! Have a safe and wonderful day!




THE CABINET UNDER RENOVATION by Azerubia


August was a pretty calm month here in Force. There was not any big news like what we could have sawn last month and we could feel that people were starting to get back to school or work as fewer and fewer people became active. This was also felt in the government as many citizens realized that it was also following the trend. But that didnít mean that the government wasnít doing anything. In fact, behind the curtains, big reforms administered by Prime Minister Advisor United Soviet States of Russian Imperial, also known as Texas, were happening.

Texas had been the Prime Minister of the New Western Empire for two consecutive terms and is mostly known here in Force for having helped create the ďHootshipĒ Treaty between Force and NWE under the second Salibaic administration. Texas had joined Force while he was still Prime Minister of NWE but really started to get implicated after he had to step down from running a third time due to the regulations put in place in the Constitution of NWE for the number of consecutive terms allowed.

When asked by the Force Flyer as to why he decided to start reforming some ministries, he stated, ďIf it isn't already well known, Force is a first for a lot of things due to the nature of expanding and challenging the ideas on the forefront of NS. Even throwing around the concept of Territories and a functioning Union is something not many regions get to, let alone implementing it. I had this in mind when Prime Minister Cad asked me to join him as a Prime Minister Advisor and one of the first things I did was take a 24 hour day and study. Study Force history and exact Culture and what I found was that Force has a trend of creating a new or existing idea, then moving on to another, forgetting about the previous idea, then what that idea fails making a new idea to fix it (i.e the High Commission was created due to a failure in the Internal Affairs Ministry for not advancing with the times and being operational, which is a failure in basically the Executive as a whole for not catching the failure of literally 90% of their job as listed in the Constitution which is tending to the needs of the Union). With this information in mind and the input from High Commissioner Salibaic the mission to reform the Ministries started as one to fix up the government as a whole. To challenge what can be done in our government and to try new ideas, much like how the Internal Affairs Ministry is taking a brand new approach to helping out Territories as much as possible. Now obviously not everyone is in favor of this change but we are always working to address every concern with these reforms no matter their region, rank, or importance.Ē

Texasís work so far was mainly concentrated on two points, the Internal Affairs Restructuration Project and the Foreign Affairs Reorganization Project. Both were to add big changes to their respective institutions and plans were made to indicate what had to be done. The Internal Affairs Restructuration Project focused on the creation of committees inside of the ministry to better distribute their tasks between their civil servants. On the official plan drafted by Texas, there were 4 committees considered. The WA Committee whose task would be to ensure that nations in the Union would register to the World Assembly and record the fluctuations between the number of registered nations. The Union Stature Committee which would serve as a line that would help Territories voice their concern and suggestions to the Union government. The Recruitment Committee which as the name indicates would be the one in charge of recruiting new nations and finding new ways to attract them, they would also be the ones to organize the stamps and stamp fund. Finally, there would be the Specialty Committee which would be in charge of anything that falls under the Ministry of Internal Affairs but not into any of the existing committees. While the Internal Affairs Reorganization Project was made to help divide tasks between individuals of the ministry, the Foreign Affairs Restructuration Project was concentrated on changing the current positions held in the administration. The only big changes brought with the plan were the Diplomatic Councils supervised by Diplomatic Advisors. Diplomatic Councils would work as a group of ambassadors from different regions. Following the plan, these councils would ensure communications between the ambassadors and help them organize events between their respective regions and the Union. At their head, would siege one or multiple Diplomatic Advisor(s) that would be there to help organize the council and ensure their assigned ambassadors are doing their jobs.

As of the writing of this article, the Internal Affairs Reorganization Project has been signed by the Founder but has currently been put on hold due to judicial problems with the High Commission while the Foreign Affairs Restructuration Project has yet to have received this honour and may be subject to change. While in discussion with Texas, the Force Flyer has also learned that the Ministry of Culture and Communications should be the two next to be subject to Texasís reviewing.




THE UNION ROLEPLAY GOES OUT WITH A BOOM by Azerubia


Something we all learn in life is that everything has a start and an end. Well, the Force Roleplay wasn't exempt from that and this month we saw the end and the beginning of another edition of the RP.

The 90s set roleplay which was once one of Forceís main regional attractions was discontinued after 6 months of loyal service. Minister of Roleplay Sumeka stated after being questioned by the Force Flyer on the reason for this sudden decision, ďWell, in short, because I was not satisfied with the time skip. I did not realize that such a dramatic change in stats would occur, and so I decided the best course of action was to restart under a different time period. This time, I wanted to focus more on the roleplay aspect rather than the stats game. I put it up to a vote and the server agreed that a restart would be in order. And so I did it.Ē

The roleplay was once the most flourishing section of the Union but due to some recent events, it lost some of its momentum following some controversies which made it start to crash. The main problem that caused all of these were wars. Wars are normally an integral part of the roleplay but many people didnít like it when it happened and just ended up quitting. This once caused a massive exile of members who were angry at the fact their nations were completely weak against some like Renegalleís due to their stats. The roleplay didnít help the small nations because most people didnít actually try to defend them and thatís what started all of this. So, the most viable strategy for roleplay was just to invade your neighbours which gave you almost no repercussions and made you more powerful than ever. Because of that, multiple small nations decided to quit as they felt powerless against giant nations and just didnít feel like playing because the game had turned into more of a battle royale than an actual roleplay. It wasnít everyone that left but we could already sense inactivity setting in because of that.

A solution that was found to counter this inevitable doom was to do a time skip. With this, Sumeka hoped that interest in the roleplay but the problems it brought with it such as stats change inevitably were what caused its demise. Sensing the inevitable, a vote was then called to know what era was the new roleplay supposed to set in and the decision was made to go in the medieval ages, more precisely during the 1200s.

As a tribute to this roleplay who had helped us recruit so many nations, it was decided for it to go with a final boom and let everyone do their thing. Chaos was then unleashed as roleplayers started to create the most impossible scenarios such as Tigslarlowducken buying 50 million nukes, Len row creating a Bernie Sanders super-soldier capable of destroying entire armies and Premier Chip of Renegalle becoming a god. Some tried to escape from this hell that had become Earth but it was too late.

After that, the roleplay was halted for 3 days until the preparations for the medieval one were completed. As we are still at the start of it we canít tell if itís going to live up to its predecessor but we can see that the inactivity that hit the last roleplay before its last boom seems to try and settle again. This new roleplay is more diplomacy driven and we hope to see new nations join us at this conquest of the world.





A LOOK AT THE HIGH COMMISSION by Azerubia


Following the passage of Amendment 25 to the Force Constitution, a new government office was created with the intent to oversee the territories of the Union. Before that, this task was mostly given to the Founder of the Minister of Internal Affairs but as they didnít have much time to do all that work, the High Commission was created. It has now been 2 months since it was created and the Force Flyer has decided to take a look at what it had done since its creation.

The current and only High Commissioner is Sir Salibaic. Salibaic had been selected to the office due to him being acquainted to work in the territories. He had been a House Representative for Heart, its First Minister and is now its Wolrd Assembly Delegate under the nation The Scottish Republic. It took almost 2 weeks for the High Commission to start working but it was mostly due to the fact it was lacking a discord channel where it could discuss its matters in privacy.

Another thing that was brought with Amendment 25 were the creations of Viceroys that would act as the delegate of each territory to the Union. The High Commissioner decided to appoint Viceroys only to the states since they were considered the only ones active enough. Both Aurhany and West Intermarium were chosen by Sir Salibaic to act as Viceroys for Heart and RGBN respectively and with the benediction of the Founder, it was finalized. The High Commission also started organizing meetings between all territorial leaders to discuss matters such as population and the World Assembly. Currently, the High Commission is working on getting multiple things done and we should see more progress in the future. Most of their projects revolved around helping territories grow and help them communicate together such as helping the territories make their own recruitment and welcome telegram and also making a master factbook for each territory. Canterbury is probably the best example of that since they now have a brand new recruitment telegram and are starting to create a community. They have also been working with President Suter of RGBN to think about a way to create a legislative body in the region. Their biggest project of them all is certainly the Union World Assembly Exchange which should become the unified World Assembly program of the Union and help the World Assembly nations of the Union better communicate around the issues put up on vote.




OPINION: IS FORCE'S DEMOCRACY FLAWED? by Azerubia


For most of us, democracy is something we became accustomed to and we donít realize how important it is and that we should be protecting and fighting for, as some people donít even have the chance to live with it. Even in a game like NationStates, democracy should always be something we thrive for as it is what can most easily represent what the people, or in this case the community, want. But something as always bothered me in Forceís electoral system concerning the House elections.

In theory, the Force House elections can sound good, how they work is that each citizen has to give his approval to the candidates for the House in his region and if the candidates donít get a majority of approval, he is not elected. If more candidates get a majority than the number of seats, itís the one with the biggest majority who wins. Sounds great right? But the problem with that is that it allows what we call a tyranny by majority. For example, imagine Force has a population of 100 nations that are all divided between Faction A with 51 nations and Faction B with 49 nations. Continuing with that, letís imagine the House of Representatives has 10 seats and that each faction submits 10 candidates for the elections in hope of having them all elected. Faction A can then decide to ask all their members to vote against Faction Bís candidates in the upcoming elections and vice-versa. Well, following Forceís democracy, all of the 10 candidates of Faction A would get elected with a 51% approval rating while Faction Bís candidates would all fail with a 49% approval rating. That would mean that the House, which is supposed to represent all the citizens of the Union, would be made of 100% of Faction A members even though they only represent 51% of the population. I know this is kind of an extreme example and nothing like that has ever happened to Force but it just shows you how much this democracy can be flawed.

So, I started asking myself what system could we use to fix these problems. At first, the most obvious answer would be to use a ranked-based ballot like what was used in the latest Prime Ministerial election. By doing this, the elections would concentrate more on the individuals than the parties and would let minority groups get some representatives elected but this method is not perfect. The main problem with this is that most of the time, the House Elections have fewer candidates than seats available meaning that with a ranked-based voting system, it would almost be certain that every candidate presenting themselves would get elected.

To try and find some other solutions, I decided to look at how other regions elect their legislative. I decided to see how the Pacifics and the New Western Empire (Forceís closest ally) worked. The Pacifics all follow a similar method to elect legislative with some regional differences. The legislative bodies in the Pacifics are not elected but in fact, every citizen is part of it or can easily join it. This system is helpful for them due to the sheer number of nations these regions host. It makes everything easier to manage and let citizens that could feel left out in the crowd of a thousand nations have the impression of their voice being heard. Force could probably use this with no problem politically but it creates a clash on the cultural side. The Union House as always been a simulation of legislative entities in countries and if it were to change to something like in the Pacifics, we would lose that simulation side of the House. At least, this system should be used for the states of the Union such as RGBN and Heart since they have difficulties having people be interested in representing their region and so having every citizen in their legislative would be a big help. On the other hand, the New Western Empire Senate is something very similar to the Union of Force House of Representatives and so their method would probably easier to implement. But how is the NWE Senate elected exactly? Itís simple, the New Western Empire uses a party-based electoral system to elect its Senators. Each party has to present a list of candidates in order of importance they are running and the citizens will vote for which party represents them and has the best candidates. Then, each party would receive a number of seats proportional to the percentage of votes they gained. For example, if there were 10 seats in the Senate and that Party A won 60% of the votes, they would get awarded 6 seats. Then, if they ran with a list of 10 candidates all in order, the top 6 would be the ones to join the Senate. This, in my opinion, would be the best choice to replace the current electoral system of the Union House. It would respect Forceís culture concerning the House and would allow minority groups to be represented more easily but without them being able to abuse it. The only disadvantage I could see for now would be that it would give parties a lot more power and would raise tensions between them. But in counterbalance, it would force more people to create their own parties and maybe even create some more choices than the current bland two-party system.




Editorial Team for this Month



Azerubia - Minister of Communications

Caduceo - Prime Minister


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August 2020 Competition Results



Competition

Winner

Submission

Union Skribbl.io Showdown

Suter

N/A

Statistics




Region

Nations

WA Nations

Force

168 (2)

50 (0) =

RGBN

55 (22)

15 (1)

Heart

29 (-5)

7 (-3)

Canterbury

12 (9)

3 (2)

The New Kingdom

7 (-2)

0 (0) =

Power

4 (-4)

1 (0) =

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Hello there fellow citizens of the Union. Itís me, Minister of Communications of Force Azerubia, here to bring you the 24th edition of the Union Weekly Recap. Sorry for having skipped one week but I had some important things to do but from now on I should get back to doing it weekly. Anyway, letís go into the news.

- Justice Pridnestrovskaia Moldavskaia has been impeached by the citizens. You can find the details here: https://forcens.com/index.php?topic=543.0

- The Union of Force has joined the faction ATOMIC with other fellow regions in preparation for N-Day. If you want to help us prepare for the apocalypse, join us here: https://discord.gg/psQb625 If you still donít know what is N-Day you can check this manual:

OVERVIEW

N-Day is an opportunity for nations to come together and exchange nuclear weapons in a fiery Armageddon of mutually assured destruction.

To Participate

  1. Once N-Day begins, join a Faction. Nations outside a Faction can't attack or be attacked. You can join a Faction when you're ready and leave when you're not (to stay safe).

  2. Watch your nation automatically generate Production at a rate of 1 every 2 minutes. Use it to build Nukes and Shield.

  3. Launch Nukes at other nations and use Shield to shoot down Nukes that are launched at you.

Tactics

The simplest way to play N-Day is to join whichever Faction seems most fun and start targeting Nukes at its enemies while shooting down anything incoming. Your Faction page's icon bar shows everything you need to know, including who's targeting anyone in your Faction, and who your fellow Faction members are targeting.

Attacking: Step by Step

  1. On your Production screen, spend some of your Production to build Nukes. These go into your Stockpile.

  2. On another nation's Nuke page, click/tap the TARGET button and select the number of Nukes to use.

  3. Once Targeted, it takes 10 minutes for your Nukes to reach a READY state. Note that your Targeted page is public: All nations can see who is targeting whom.

  4. When your Targeted Nukes are ready, click/tap LAUNCH.

  5. Your Nukes are now categorized as Launches for you and Incoming for your target. Launched Nukes take 3-5 minutes to reach their target. When they do, they earn Strikes for you and inflict Radiation on the target, which reduces their rate of Production. This also earns Score for your Faction and reduces the enemy Faction's Score.

Defending: Step by Step

  1. On the Production screen, spend Production to build Shield.

  2. Find Launched Nukes to destroy. Your top priority is any Incoming Nukes launched at you. Secondarily, you may wish to target Incoming Nukes on anyone in your Faction (see your Faction's Incoming page), and also keep an eye on Targeted Nukes that may threaten you or your Faction in the near future.

  3. Click/tap DESTROY to deploy 1 Shield per Nuke.

Strategy

Strategically, it may be wise to avoid attacks on nations or Factions until you are confident of obliterating them, since this eliminates the possibility of counter-attack. Smaller-scale attacks, which damage but don't destroy an enemy, can lead to an escalating series of grudge-related nuclear exchanges.

On the other hand, targeting an enemy can be an effective warning. And it takes Nukes 10 minutes to be ready to launch, so you can't leave it too late.

Scoring

Each Nuke that reaches a target causes Radiation damage, which reduces the target's rate of Production generation and counts as a Strike for the attacker.

A Faction's Score is Strikes minus Radiation.

Duration

N-Day lasts for 24 hours, after which point, an Arms Control Agreement means that no Nukes can be launched. (In-flight nukes can still land, however.)

The "winner" is the Faction with the highest score; if, that is, nuclear war can be said to have a winner. Which we say it can. It's the Faction with the highest score.

FACTIONS

Once N-Day begins, Factions can be founded by a Regional Officer of any region. Any and all Regional Officers of that region can update the Faction's official text to issue instructions to Faction members.

Factions can be made open to all members, or restricted to the region's members only.

You can leave your Faction, which is a good way to stay safe if you're signing off for the night. However, you can only do this if you're not engaged with the enemy! That means:

  • You must not have any nukes targeted or launched at another nation; and

  • No nukes can be targeted or incoming on you.

Note that in practice, this can make it challenging to leave a Faction, since you may be frequently targeted.

While outside a Faction, you cannot be targeted, and do not generate any Production.

Before joining, it's worth making sure a Faction isn't currently under mass bombardment.

SPECIALTIES

Nations are randomly assigned a specialty.

Military Specialists build Nukes faster: They receive 50% more Nukes when converting Production.

Strategic Specialists build Shield faster: They receive 50% more Shield when converting Production.

Economic Specialists can accumulate more Production: Their cap is 200% higher.

Cost of Nukes/Shield in Production Points

Military Specialist

Strategic Specialist

Economic Specialist

1 Nuke

0.67

1

1

1 Shield

2

1.33

2

PRODUCTION

Nations generate Production automatically at a rate of 1 Production per 2 minutes.

Production can be spent on Nukes or Shield.

If not spent, Production accumulates up to a maximum of 50 for Military and Strategic Specialists and 200 for Economic Specialists.

NUKES

Nukes are purchased with Production, kept in stockpile until ready, then targeted and launched at an enemy nation.

Launched Nukes take 3-5 minutes to reach their target. While in-flight, they can be shot down by any nation using Shield. If they're not, each Nuke generates 1% of Radiation in the target and earns 1 Strike for the attacker.

SHIELD

Shield can be used to knock out Launched Nukes. You can shoot down any in-flight Nukes regardless of who they are aimed at.

Locate in-flight Nukes under Launches or Incoming, and use the DESTROY button to eliminate them at a rate of 1 Shield per Nuke.

It is possible to waste Shield if multiple nations deploy Shield simultaneously to knock out the same Nukes.

TARGETING

Target a nation by viewing their Nuke page and clicking/tapping TARGET. You may then select how many Nukes to target from your Stockpile.

It takes 10 minutes for a Targeted Nuke to reach a READY state, after which it may be launched.

If not launched after 1 hour, Targeted Nukes automatically return to your Stockpile.

RADIATION

Radiation is generated in a nation when it is struck by a Nuke.

Radiation proportionately reduces a nation's Production generation rate. For example, 20% Radiation reduces Production generation by 20%.

When a nation is 100% Radiated, it is destroyed and no longer able to launch any Nukes nor use any Shield.

Radiation is irreversible.

You can leave a Faction when irradiated, but this does not affect your Faction's score.

SCORE

A Faction's score measures strikes and radiation that occurred while those nations were a member. It is unaffected by nations joining or leaving the Faction.

GLOSSARY

Term

Explanation

Production

Used to buy Nukes and Shield. Automatically generated by all non-destroyed nations in a Faction.

Nuke

Unholy instrument of death and destruction.

Stockpiled Nuke

A Nuke that has been purchased with Production and is sitting idle, awaiting a target.

Targeted Nuke

A Nuke that has been targeted at a nation. A targeted Nuke takes 10 minutes to achieve a READY state, after which it may be launched.

Launched/Incoming/In-Flight Nuke

A Nuke that has been launched at a nation and is currently chewing up 3-5 minutes of in-flight time.

Shield

A unit of defensive technology. Possibly involves lasers or satellites or something.

Strike

A record of how many Nukes have successfully landed on targets.

Radiation

A record of how many Nukes have struck the nation. Reduces Production generation.

Faction

A group of nations sharing a common interest in survival and/or bloodlust.

Score

Strikes minus Radiation.

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- Illyrus has been appointed Justice by Founder Renegalle following the impeachment of Pridnestrovskaia Moldavskaia.

- The Internal Affairs Restructuration Project has been suspended by Prime Minister Caduceo.

- A look inside the Cabinet and the High Commission, a report from the Prime Minister and a new medieval roleplay - everything that you will find in this August's edition of the Force Flyer!

Issue XXXVII
Headlines

A look inside the Cabinet and the High Commission, a report from the Prime Minister and a new medieval roleplay - everything that you will find in this August's edition of the Force Flyer!

REPORT FROM PRIME MINISTER CADUCEO by Caduceo


Good day once again, all you beautiful people out there! It's your Prime Minister Caduceo here for my monthly report. Since I'm required to release a report of my own every month as per the Freedom of Information Act, I've decided that I'll publish them in the Force Flyer for maximum transparency and reach!

Like my article last month, I'll also redirect you once again to Linkthis plan published during the start of my term and my campaign promises. This is the second month of my term and I'm quite happy to report some of the progress and future plans I have in store! Without further ado, let's dive into it!

What we've achieved:

  • Not much has moved with the Academia de Nocturna except for the passing of the Academia de Nocturna Act, which legally provides the structure and bases for the Academy, and you can find that Linkhere. I will personally be taking up a few important topics and I suggest you do too!

  • Our population has stabilized around the ~170 mark during the summer lull and our recruitment methods are still doing the best they can and hopefully, we see that number rise relatively soon. Let's all hope for the best!

  • Our MoIA has added a segment to our Welcome Manual about the Discord server to let people be more aware of it and we have published a Civil Service dispatch which you can find here, and maybe even consider signing up!

  • Our former MoC Heonix resigned from his post and he was replaced with our current Minister of Culture, Sidervida. So far, they still need a bit more getting used to but they've helped arrange a Skribbl.io Contest, canceled the Emoji Contests, and I believe will help arrange more games for us to enjoy.

  • Sir Lashnakia has been appointed as an Advisor and a new MoFA, Oimatsu, has been appointed to take his place. Let us wish them good luck and hope he serves us well!

  • We've improved our RMB welcoming messages and they look quite organized and informative now.

What we're progressing on:

  • I will focus on publishing two more dispatches this month, one for the World Assembly information and another for our Graphics and Format Repository to ensure transparency and better quality of life.

  • Resume RMB questions as they seem to be a great source of activity and community interaction.

  • We will potentially see a Cabinet Meeting this month and a presentation I'll prepare for everyone, which will maybe reveal a new plan or two 😳

  • We have started preparing for N-Day and hope that we'll have a lot of fun when the event comes! For more info, drop by our Discord server or read this dispatch.

  • Our Ministries have been a bit quiet but honestly, most of us have been, though we're doing quite well.

What we're planning:

  • I've said it before and I'll say it again - World Assembly information will come soon.

  • A project for Comms will hopefully be unveiled soon but I won't say much for now. No promises, though!

  • A grand opening for the Academia de Nocturna is being planned when we have enough topics ready to be published. Join us so we can start up as soon as we can ;)

  • Unfortunately, it's a bit difficult seeing if the Force's Forces card project should move forward. Hopefully it will but it's rather blurry at the moment. We'll see what we can do but you can help out by joining us.

That should do it for the month of August! Thank you so much for hearing me out and I look forward to serving the rest of my term with you! Have a safe and wonderful day!




THE CABINET UNDER RENOVATION by Azerubia


August was a pretty calm month here in Force. There was not any big news like what we could have sawn last month and we could feel that people were starting to get back to school or work as fewer and fewer people became active. This was also felt in the government as many citizens realized that it was also following the trend. But that didnít mean that the government wasnít doing anything. In fact, behind the curtains, big reforms administered by Prime Minister Advisor United Soviet States of Russian Imperial, also known as Texas, were happening.

Texas had been the Prime Minister of the New Western Empire for two consecutive terms and is mostly known here in Force for having helped create the ďHootshipĒ Treaty between Force and NWE under the second Salibaic administration. Texas had joined Force while he was still Prime Minister of NWE but really started to get implicated after he had to step down from running a third time due to the regulations put in place in the Constitution of NWE for the number of consecutive terms allowed.

When asked by the Force Flyer as to why he decided to start reforming some ministries, he stated, ďIf it isn't already well known, Force is a first for a lot of things due to the nature of expanding and challenging the ideas on the forefront of NS. Even throwing around the concept of Territories and a functioning Union is something not many regions get to, let alone implementing it. I had this in mind when Prime Minister Cad asked me to join him as a Prime Minister Advisor and one of the first things I did was take a 24 hour day and study. Study Force history and exact Culture and what I found was that Force has a trend of creating a new or existing idea, then moving on to another, forgetting about the previous idea, then what that idea fails making a new idea to fix it (i.e the High Commission was created due to a failure in the Internal Affairs Ministry for not advancing with the times and being operational, which is a failure in basically the Executive as a whole for not catching the failure of literally 90% of their job as listed in the Constitution which is tending to the needs of the Union). With this information in mind and the input from High Commissioner Salibaic the mission to reform the Ministries started as one to fix up the government as a whole. To challenge what can be done in our government and to try new ideas, much like how the Internal Affairs Ministry is taking a brand new approach to helping out Territories as much as possible. Now obviously not everyone is in favor of this change but we are always working to address every concern with these reforms no matter their region, rank, or importance.Ē

Texasís work so far was mainly concentrated on two points, the Internal Affairs Restructuration Project and the Foreign Affairs Reorganization Project. Both were to add big changes to their respective institutions and plans were made to indicate what had to be done. The Internal Affairs Restructuration Project focused on the creation of committees inside of the ministry to better distribute their tasks between their civil servants. On the official plan drafted by Texas, there were 4 committees considered. The WA Committee whose task would be to ensure that nations in the Union would register to the World Assembly and record the fluctuations between the number of registered nations. The Union Stature Committee which would serve as a line that would help Territories voice their concern and suggestions to the Union government. The Recruitment Committee which as the name indicates would be the one in charge of recruiting new nations and finding new ways to attract them, they would also be the ones to organize the stamps and stamp fund. Finally, there would be the Specialty Committee which would be in charge of anything that falls under the Ministry of Internal Affairs but not into any of the existing committees. While the Internal Affairs Reorganization Project was made to help divide tasks between individuals of the ministry, the Foreign Affairs Restructuration Project was concentrated on changing the current positions held in the administration. The only big changes brought with the plan were the Diplomatic Councils supervised by Diplomatic Advisors. Diplomatic Councils would work as a group of ambassadors from different regions. Following the plan, these councils would ensure communications between the ambassadors and help them organize events between their respective regions and the Union. At their head, would siege one or multiple Diplomatic Advisor(s) that would be there to help organize the council and ensure their assigned ambassadors are doing their jobs.

As of the writing of this article, the Internal Affairs Reorganization Project has been signed by the Founder but has currently been put on hold due to judicial problems with the High Commission while the Foreign Affairs Restructuration Project has yet to have received this honour and may be subject to change. While in discussion with Texas, the Force Flyer has also learned that the Ministry of Culture and Communications should be the two next to be subject to Texasís reviewing.




THE UNION ROLEPLAY GOES OUT WITH A BOOM by Azerubia


Something we all learn in life is that everything has a start and an end. Well, the Force Roleplay wasn't exempt from that and this month we saw the end and the beginning of another edition of the RP.

The 90s set roleplay which was once one of Forceís main regional attractions was discontinued after 6 months of loyal service. Minister of Roleplay Sumeka stated after being questioned by the Force Flyer on the reason for this sudden decision, ďWell, in short, because I was not satisfied with the time skip. I did not realize that such a dramatic change in stats would occur, and so I decided the best course of action was to restart under a different time period. This time, I wanted to focus more on the roleplay aspect rather than the stats game. I put it up to a vote and the server agreed that a restart would be in order. And so I did it.Ē

The roleplay was once the most flourishing section of the Union but due to some recent events, it lost some of its momentum following some controversies which made it start to crash. The main problem that caused all of these were wars. Wars are normally an integral part of the roleplay but many people didnít like it when it happened and just ended up quitting. This once caused a massive exile of members who were angry at the fact their nations were completely weak against some like Renegalleís due to their stats. The roleplay didnít help the small nations because most people didnít actually try to defend them and thatís what started all of this. So, the most viable strategy for roleplay was just to invade your neighbours which gave you almost no repercussions and made you more powerful than ever. Because of that, multiple small nations decided to quit as they felt powerless against giant nations and just didnít feel like playing because the game had turned into more of a battle royale than an actual roleplay. It wasnít everyone that left but we could already sense inactivity setting in because of that.

A solution that was found to counter this inevitable doom was to do a time skip. With this, Sumeka hoped that interest in the roleplay but the problems it brought with it such as stats change inevitably were what caused its demise. Sensing the inevitable, a vote was then called to know what era was the new roleplay supposed to set in and the decision was made to go in the medieval ages, more precisely during the 1200s.

As a tribute to this roleplay who had helped us recruit so many nations, it was decided for it to go with a final boom and let everyone do their thing. Chaos was then unleashed as roleplayers started to create the most impossible scenarios such as Tigslarlowducken buying 50 million nukes, Len row creating a Bernie Sanders super-soldier capable of destroying entire armies and Premier Chip of Renegalle becoming a god. Some tried to escape from this hell that had become Earth but it was too late.

After that, the roleplay was halted for 3 days until the preparations for the medieval one were completed. As we are still at the start of it we canít tell if itís going to live up to its predecessor but we can see that the inactivity that hit the last roleplay before its last boom seems to try and settle again. This new roleplay is more diplomacy driven and we hope to see new nations join us at this conquest of the world.





A LOOK AT THE HIGH COMMISSION by Azerubia


Following the passage of Amendment 25 to the Force Constitution, a new government office was created with the intent to oversee the territories of the Union. Before that, this task was mostly given to the Founder of the Minister of Internal Affairs but as they didnít have much time to do all that work, the High Commission was created. It has now been 2 months since it was created and the Force Flyer has decided to take a look at what it had done since its creation.

The current and only High Commissioner is Sir Salibaic. Salibaic had been selected to the office due to him being acquainted to work in the territories. He had been a House Representative for Heart, its First Minister and is now its Wolrd Assembly Delegate under the nation The Scottish Republic. It took almost 2 weeks for the High Commission to start working but it was mostly due to the fact it was lacking a discord channel where it could discuss its matters in privacy.

Another thing that was brought with Amendment 25 were the creations of Viceroys that would act as the delegate of each territory to the Union. The High Commissioner decided to appoint Viceroys only to the states since they were considered the only ones active enough. Both Aurhany and West Intermarium were chosen by Sir Salibaic to act as Viceroys for Heart and RGBN respectively and with the benediction of the Founder, it was finalized. The High Commission also started organizing meetings between all territorial leaders to discuss matters such as population and the World Assembly. Currently, the High Commission is working on getting multiple things done and we should see more progress in the future. Most of their projects revolved around helping territories grow and help them communicate together such as helping the territories make their own recruitment and welcome telegram and also making a master factbook for each territory. Canterbury is probably the best example of that since they now have a brand new recruitment telegram and are starting to create a community. They have also been working with President Suter of RGBN to think about a way to create a legislative body in the region. Their biggest project of them all is certainly the Union World Assembly Exchange which should become the unified World Assembly program of the Union and help the World Assembly nations of the Union better communicate around the issues put up on vote.




OPINION: IS FORCE'S DEMOCRACY FLAWED? by Azerubia


For most of us, democracy is something we became accustomed to and we donít realize how important it is and that we should be protecting and fighting for, as some people donít even have the chance to live with it. Even in a game like NationStates, democracy should always be something we thrive for as it is what can most easily represent what the people, or in this case the community, want. But something as always bothered me in Forceís electoral system concerning the House elections.

In theory, the Force House elections can sound good, how they work is that each citizen has to give his approval to the candidates for the House in his region and if the candidates donít get a majority of approval, he is not elected. If more candidates get a majority than the number of seats, itís the one with the biggest majority who wins. Sounds great right? But the problem with that is that it allows what we call a tyranny by majority. For example, imagine Force has a population of 100 nations that are all divided between Faction A with 51 nations and Faction B with 49 nations. Continuing with that, letís imagine the House of Representatives has 10 seats and that each faction submits 10 candidates for the elections in hope of having them all elected. Faction A can then decide to ask all their members to vote against Faction Bís candidates in the upcoming elections and vice-versa. Well, following Forceís democracy, all of the 10 candidates of Faction A would get elected with a 51% approval rating while Faction Bís candidates would all fail with a 49% approval rating. That would mean that the House, which is supposed to represent all the citizens of the Union, would be made of 100% of Faction A members even though they only represent 51% of the population. I know this is kind of an extreme example and nothing like that has ever happened to Force but it just shows you how much this democracy can be flawed.

So, I started asking myself what system could we use to fix these problems. At first, the most obvious answer would be to use a ranked-based ballot like what was used in the latest Prime Ministerial election. By doing this, the elections would concentrate more on the individuals than the parties and would let minority groups get some representatives elected but this method is not perfect. The main problem with this is that most of the time, the House Elections have fewer candidates than seats available meaning that with a ranked-based voting system, it would almost be certain that every candidate presenting themselves would get elected.

To try and find some other solutions, I decided to look at how other regions elect their legislative. I decided to see how the Pacifics and the New Western Empire (Forceís closest ally) worked. The Pacifics all follow a similar method to elect legislative with some regional differences. The legislative bodies in the Pacifics are not elected but in fact, every citizen is part of it or can easily join it. This system is helpful for them due to the sheer number of nations these regions host. It makes everything easier to manage and let citizens that could feel left out in the crowd of a thousand nations have the impression of their voice being heard. Force could probably use this with no problem politically but it creates a clash on the cultural side. The Union House as always been a simulation of legislative entities in countries and if it were to change to something like in the Pacifics, we would lose that simulation side of the House. At least, this system should be used for the states of the Union such as RGBN and Heart since they have difficulties having people be interested in representing their region and so having every citizen in their legislative would be a big help. On the other hand, the New Western Empire Senate is something very similar to the Union of Force House of Representatives and so their method would probably easier to implement. But how is the NWE Senate elected exactly? Itís simple, the New Western Empire uses a party-based electoral system to elect its Senators. Each party has to present a list of candidates in order of importance they are running and the citizens will vote for which party represents them and has the best candidates. Then, each party would receive a number of seats proportional to the percentage of votes they gained. For example, if there were 10 seats in the Senate and that Party A won 60% of the votes, they would get awarded 6 seats. Then, if they ran with a list of 10 candidates all in order, the top 6 would be the ones to join the Senate. This, in my opinion, would be the best choice to replace the current electoral system of the Union House. It would respect Forceís culture concerning the House and would allow minority groups to be represented more easily but without them being able to abuse it. The only disadvantage I could see for now would be that it would give parties a lot more power and would raise tensions between them. But in counterbalance, it would force more people to create their own parties and maybe even create some more choices than the current bland two-party system.




Editorial Team for this Month



Azerubia - Minister of Communications

Caduceo - Prime Minister


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August 2020 Competition Results



Competition

Winner

Submission

Union Skribbl.io Showdown

Suter

N/A

Statistics




Region

Nations

WA Nations

Force

168 (2)

50 (0) =

RGBN

55 (22)

15 (1)

Heart

29 (-5)

7 (-3)

Canterbury

12 (9)

3 (2)

The New Kingdom

7 (-2)

0 (0) =

Power

4 (-4)

1 (0) =

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- The Union Writing Contest has started and will end tomorrow. Join us in the discord if you want to see the submissions provided by the citizens or if you want to provide your own original one: https://discord.gg/VKFx47R

- Pridnestrovskaia Moldavskaia is now the new Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs.

- The Court has ruled in favor of High Commissioner Salibaic and Minister of Internal Affairs United Nations of Colombia has been stripped from his right to vote and run for a government office for 6 months for malfeasance. You can find all the needed info here: https://forcens.com/index.php?topic=548.msg=3527

- The Union Roleplay has been rebooted yet again due to inactivity. The new one shall begin in the 1950s.

- Voting in the September 2020 Midterm Elections is now open. You can now vote here: https://forcens.com/vote If you want to change your ballot go here: https://forcens.com/vote/changevote.php

- The exit poll for the Justice and House elections are now out: https://strawpoll.com/3864ws47e https://strawpoll.com/hr9oyggxa

Hello there, people from The New Kingdom. Itís me, Azerubia, here to report you the news of the week concerning the Union of Force in this 25th edition of the Union Weekly Recap. I hope you are having a great day and taking care of yourself, anyway here is the news.

- Embassies between the Capital Region of Force and the Province of Canterbury have finally been constructed after months of waiting. Canterbury is now linked back to the Union.

- The region of Canterbury has been elevated to the status of Elevated Province of the Union.

- Voting results for the September 2020 Midterm Elections are now available. You can find them here: https://forcens.com/index.php?topic=554.0

- Sumeka has been appointed Justice of the Court by the Founder.

- Applications to join the moderation team of the Union are now reopened. If you want to be part of it and help manage the discords of the Union, you can apply here: https://forcens.com/index.php?topic=479.msg3619#new

- The citizens of RGBN have voted in favor of adopting a new flag.

- The RGBN Regional Message Board has reached more than a thousand pages.

Territories Of Force Ranked By Number Of RMB Pages (As Of 9:41 AM US MDT 9/14/20)
1. RGBN 1003 Pages
2. Force 381 Pages
3. Heart 52 Pages
4. The New Kingdom 33 Pages
5. Marist Federated States 6 Posts
6. Power 4 Pages
7. Canterbury 2 Pages
8. Dot 5 Posts
9. Zone 4 Posts
9. Nova Noctua 4 Posts
10. The New United Commonwealth 1 Post
10. Hyperion 1 Post
11. Arcem 0 Posts
12. The Communist Powers of the World 0 Posts

Hello everyone my name is Azerubia and welcome to the 26th edition of the Union Weekly Recap. I wish you all a good Fall and let's just jump into the real part. The news.

- Tigslarlowducken has maintained his position of Chief Justice of the High Court. Sumeka and Union of Aryavart will be his subordinates.

- Suter has been reelected Speaker of the House with an unanimous vote.

- Voting on the passage of Amendments 26 and 27 to the Constitution of the Union of Force and its Territories is now open to all: https://forcens.com/index.php?topic=559.0

- RGBN has adopted a new official flag following a referendum.

Hello all!

In case you didn't see my Discord announcement or telegram, I'd like to reiterate our plan for N-Day.

  1. First of all, N-Day is an official NationStates event. You can read all about it here if you're interested in specifics, but it's basically an event in which nations can join different factions and compete to destroy each other. Your nation will be able to produce its own nukes and shields, but the number it can produce will be limited by production. You can then follow through by launching nukes at nations in other factions and if a particular nation fails to defend itself (or other in their faction fail to defend them) by using shields, that nation will gain radiation. A totally irradiated nation cannot launch nukes and thus, is out

  2. We have chosen to join A.T.O.M.I.C, an interregional nuclear alliance designed to provide the greatest possible protection to all of our nations whilst allowing us to engage in attacks against other major factions

  3. A.T.O.M.I.C also has a Discord Server, which will be very important to join in case you want updates on how we're doing and direction on what to do. You can join that here: https://discord.gg/psQb625

That's basically it! Please feel free to take part; from previous years' experience, I can say without a doubt that this is a very enjoyable event. If you do choose to take part, don't feel an obligation to be on all the time, just be on when you can be. The benefit of being in such a large faction is that your nation is very unlikely to be attacked or successfully struck at. Do keep in mind that N-Day is a short event, only lasting 24 hours, so if you have a bit of flexibility in your time, try to be on as much as possible near the end - this is when big factions tend to target each other and try to take others down.

Thanks for reading and I hope you participate!

Renegalle

Hello The New Kingdom itís me, Azerubia! Here for the 26th edition of the Union Weekly Recap directed by the ministry of Communications of the Union. I hope you all had a fun N-Day but letís get straight into the other news,

- The Presidential election of RGBN has started and citizens of the region are encouraged to use their right to vote here: https://forcens.com/vote/rgbn

- Tortilla hat: http://www.strawpoll.me/20997116

- Loomburg has been appointed Minister of Culture by the Prime Minister.

- Culture is currently running a survey in order to get to know the citizens more. Check it out here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeMCPZR4jC4cSxsETPHrOb7g3eLsFF4jWVfRwpr6ywfKCcCIA/viewform?usp=sf_link

- 21st Century Rome is currently holding its 6th anniversary and we have been invited! Check for more details here:

To join, please telegram this application to me (21st Century Rome). Applications must be submitted by October 3rd at 6:59 PM PT. I'll use these to try to put you on a team as best I can by midnight PT on October 3rd (if not before then).

Application to join:
  • Nation name:

  • Region:

  • Nations in your region you do not want on your team: (optional)

  • Nations in your region that you request to be on your team: (optional)

  • Would you prefer your team to communicate through telegrams, discord, or no preference?

  • On a scale from 0-10, how much do you want to try to draw a ridiculous scenario in MS Paint/an equivalent for the competition?
    (0=you don't have MS paint/otherwise can't or won't, 5=you don't really care if you draw or not, 10=you'd be devastated if you can't draw)

    Please agree to the following statement by entering "agree".

  • I will not ask friends or family, or post any questions on the internet, and recognize that is considered cheating:
    Note that you can look stuff up on the internet, you just may not post the questions (but for most days, it won't help you)

Greetings, all!
It's almost that time of year again, when we invite all our embassy allies to participate in our birthday games. Participants will compete in teams of 3, and regions may have as many teams as they can find people to fill. The plan is to have October 4th-5th be used for meeting your teams and a drawing day, and hold the birthday games for starting on the regional birthday (the 6th), lasting a week. Activities for this year:

  • Pictionary-like competition

  • Guess the Movie

  • Guess the Language

  • Pun Guessing

  • Maths

  • Deciphering Ciphers

  • Find the Pumpkin

Each day will have up to 100 points available per team.

FAQs:

  • There is no limit to the number of teams that can join per region

  • Each event will last for 36 hours to give you time to coordinate with teammates on the other side of the world, so you can join without worrying about what time zone you're in

  • Please only register one nation.

  • Teams will be 3 people.

  • You can look stuff up all you want (just don't post the questions online)

  • If you try, you'll be able to help. It doesn't matter if you don't think you're good at any of these.

Scoreboard:
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The following programs are approved for the pictionary day:
Linkaggie.io (recommended - collaborative in browser so entire team can work together)
LinkMS Paint (Windows)
LinkPaintZ (in browser)
Linkjspaint (in browser, very similar to old MS Paint)
Please ask about other programs before using them

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