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Volaworand wrote:I only do direct flight connections with nations that have claimed a spot on our regional forum map.

found here: https://tspforums.xyz/thread-241.html

As I have said before I'm.not a nation but a company, we would love to help with training and recruitment

So, what will we actually do if Roavin & Aumeltopia end up tied? Do I get to be Delegate again or does Tsu toss a coin?

Erinor wrote:No. Can it be me?

Also, if not, I'mma choose Keats over you. Sorry.

Choosing Keats. How mainstream.

Either way, it should be made.

Belschaft wrote:So, what will we actually do if Roavin & Aumeltopia end up tied? Do I get to be Delegate again or does Tsu toss a coin?

Let's see. Should be simple. We...

Hm...

Uh...

...so we don't actually have any kind of law on tied votes.

Belschaft wrote:Do I get to be Delegate again or does Tsu toss a coin?

If they tie, then we’ll have another election to decide which one will be the founder of the region, loser gets delegacy.

Belschaft wrote:So, what will we actually do if Roavin & Aumeltopia end up tied? Do I get to be Delegate again or does Tsu toss a coin?

Erinor just coups and does away with these pesky elections, obviously.

Farengeto wrote:Let's see. Should be simple. We...

Hm...

Uh...

...so we don't actually have any kind of law on tied votes.

So my votes a decider?

Horizon MetroCorp wrote:So my votes a decider?

MAYBE!

Choose well! The future of TSP lies in your hands! Of course if the winner coups we're blaming you, so no pressure or anything.

Roavin wrote:MAYBE!

Choose well! The future of TSP lies in your hands! Of course if the winner coups we're blaming you, so no pressure or anything.

😰 I like biscuits but what can you offer me in the form of food???

Aumeltopia

Does a cookie come under the category of a biscuit 🤔

Horizon MetroCorp wrote:😰 I like biscuits but what can you offer me in the form of food???

They're the same person, ironically in the poll where everyone’s choice matters the most, there’s really no choice

Both candidates are unique and special and I’d highly encourage reading their dispatches over their rp rewards!

Fellow South Pacificans,

Hi! It's your local friendly longest-serving former Prime Minister, military guru, and a bunch of other things running for Delegate! I won’t shower you too much with fluff and grandeur, because I have some exciting ideas to bring to the table, so let’s dive right into it:

Coup Tuesdays! A once-a-week change of regional theme for a day

Introduced by Delegate Kringalia several years ago, this consisted of a weekly retheming of the region for a day to make it look like a fake coup. It’s great fun, and I have some nice ideas for themes. Full Disclosure, they might not always be Tuesdays if RL interferes, but once a week for sure!
The Second-Day Initiative! Helping nations that stay become better integrated

The first day of NationStates is, unfortunately, always a bit overwhelming, particularly with the brutal flood of recruitment telegrams and whatnot. I have a tool that can give me a list of nations in the South Pacific that have logged in on their second day in the game. Reaching out to those that survived the initial onslaught to get involved in whatever facet of the community that fits them best is a great way to boost involvement and activity across the board.
World Assembly Matters! I want to talk to all of you about how we vote

Our long-standing tradition has been that, with the exception of foreign policy relevant Security Council resolutions that the Cabinet cares about, the Delegate votes with the region in the World Assembly. I don’t want to change that much, but I do want to talk to all of you about what’s going on in the World Assembly, ideally on our Regional Message Board but possibly also on the forum and on Discord. I want to have a dialogue with all of you about the resolution and then casting my vote based on that dialogue.
Awards! Giving South Pacificans the recognition they deserve

There have been discussions on and off for years about some sort of regional awards system, usually based on legislation, but the bully pulpit of the Delegate (particularly given the Delegate’s ceremonial role as head of state in our region) is the perfect place to get that started. I want to get together an odd-numbered group of people from various facets of our region to find viable and deserving individuals to get some recognition for their hard work in service of the South Pacific.
A Welcoming RMB! Optimizing it for new nations

Our RMB has gotten so much better recently (thanks, in part, to the efforts by my esteemed opponent Aumeltopia), but there are still things we can improve even further. A new nation’s first contact with the community is usually the regional message board, and NationStates (with its various emergent styles of play) is a tough game to get into initially, so it’s important to have that place available. New nations should not feel like they are intruding, or being ignored, or drowned out, when they ask new questions on our RMB. At the same time, we do have a distinct RMB culture that we don’t want to kick to the side either. It’s a delicate balancing act, and I argue that my experience as admin and moderator in multiple regions (and also beyond the confines of NationStates) means I will be able to effectively coordinate with the Local Council to improve our RMB even further.
I won't coup! Cuz I love TSP that much

"But Roavin, isn’t that what a couper would say?"
The Delegate holds the key to the region, and I think it’s fair to say I’ve proven my undying dedication to the Coalition and its values. Besides, I’ve had SPIT IRL (picture proof can be found on Discord, pinned in #lampshade-bar), and I’ve posted videos of me playing a guitar while wearing a lampshade. How South Pacifican is that?!
Endorsement Trading! TL;DR I'm good at it

Even though I had been using my World Assembly membership for military purposes for most of the past three years, I know how to swap endorsements well — just today, I was ranked #1 on TSP’s “Number of Nations Endorsing” census, and a few days ago I won the “Most endorse buttons clicked” award in SWAN Award Volume #11. That’s important to keep and increase our power in World Assembly affairs and to keep the region more secure against foreign subversives trying to overthrow us.

That was quite a bit, but I could drone on about all of these topics for hours. I’ll leave it at these summaries, and am anxiously awaiting all of your questions. I’m always reachable through telegram, RMB mention, Discord (Roavin#5410), forum message (Linkhttps://tspforums.xyz/user-635.html), etc.

Oh, and the boring part. Here's a brief summary of my tenure in TSP and my conflict of interest disclosure, so if that bores you, just skip it entirely.

I’m TSP’s longest serving prime minister at 4 terms, have also served 2 terms as Minister of Military Affairs, one (ill-fated) term as Minister of Regional Affairs, a term as Chair of Assembly, have served as interim Legislator Committee member several times, am now an off-site administrator and senior moderator, and have been involved in debate or drafting of a very significant portion of our laws at this point. Furthermore, particularly in the past two years, I’ve also been ostensibly the one worrying and looking after our security the most of all of us bar members of the CRS, and I’m a frequent contributor of the Security Council chamber of the World Assembly, and have authored and passed a Security Council resolution. I’m also an administrator on the NationStates Gameplay Discord server.

On conflicts of interest: My main region is the South Pacific, and that won’t change. I am also a citizen in Lazarus and don’t intend to enter its political government. Furthermore, I serve as Chief Justice in Mariner Trench, the companion region to the MT Army. For both, I see the potential for conflicts as extremely low and I’d sooner just resign from either of those than have an actual conflict at any point.

With love,

-- Roavin

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Dear fellow South Pacificans,

You may know me as the Local Councillor on the Regional Message Board who tries futilely to contain our region’s crazy torture queen and her penguin accomplice. You may know me as the graphic designer and typography obsessive in the Ministry of Regional Affairs. You may know me from serving with me in the SPSF, our regional military, or from my repeated endorsements of your nation as part of the SWAN program. You may know me from #legislators-lounge on discord or from Assembly threads on the forum.

And this is precisely why, today, I am running to be our next World Assembly delegate. Because I believe I am the candidate with the most wide-ranging and thorough involvement in our region. TSP’s subcommunities and subactivities are many and varied—which is a major part of what makes us such an amazing, robust region—and I have made an effort to dedicate myself to each one of them. I am equally happy to talk to you through telegrams as in a discord channel, and equally happy to read what you have to say on the Regional Message Board as on the forums. For the delegate, who is responsible for spiritually uniting these subactivities into one greater South Pacific, I believe this dedication to the entire region is fundamentally one of the most important qualities one can have.


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The First Biscuit: Endorsement Enthusiasm

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    Short Version:

  • I am consistently the most active and complete endorser in the region, I have the most endorsements in the region outside of the Council on Regional Security, and I endorse new nations super-quickly!

  • I will continue to promote SWAN, our amazing World Assembly Initiative, and I want to hold a monthly Endorsement Day to specially promote it using the WFE, flag, regional telegrams, competitions, etc. ^_^

  • I'd also like to work towards a fuller WA Ministry as Erinor and United States of Vietnam have proposed. :)


    Longer Version:

Although the delegate, in most regards, should not be our region’s policy-setter (we have an entire executive branch for that!), there is one area in which the delegate must be as dynamic and forward-pushing as possible: the Southern World Assembly Initiative and the related “endorsement culture”.

I believe my endo-tarting credentials speak for themselves: I have consistently topped the list for most active and complete endorser in the region, with 100% of nations in TSP endorsed almost every day in the past month. Recently I’ve become the nation with the most endorsements in TSP outside of the Council on Regional Security and delegate. And I tart quickly:

Erinor (Seraph) has set an amazingly high bar during his delegacy, endorsing nearly every new nation within hours of their joining the WA, and I will not lower this bar one bit.

I’ve been involved with the Southern World Assembly Initiative (SWAN) from near its inception, having the privilege of working with USoVietnam (and constantly being wowed by his great work and technical skills). Although I initially got involved just to make graphics for the initiative’s awards, it’s become one of my favorite things to work on and participate in in the region. As delegate, I will continue to promote SWAN, and will use the office and powers of the delegate to the utmost to advance the program through the welcome telegram, any of my telegram replies and mass communications (even those unrelated to SWAN otherwise!), the WFE and flag, and the RMB. I’d like to work with SWAN planners and the LC to hold a monthly Endorsement Day, where we’d send out a mass telegram about SWAN, change up the regional graphics to promote the initiative, and possibly hold a competition for who can get to the highest number of endorsed nations by the next game update.

Erinor (Seraph) has talked about looking to, as a long-term goal, expand SWAN into a full WA ministry somewhat like TNP’s. I’d like to continue that goal, and if not having it end up as a full ministry at least keep working constantly to expand SWAN. We’ve already come so far since just a few delegacies ago, when a WA initiative was just a figment of our imaginations. 1000 is not an impossible future.


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The Second Biscuit: Safe, Secure, and Knowledgeable

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    Short Version:

  • I will step back from policy-making and act in a "founderly" manner as delegate.

  • I have extensive experience! My military experience prepares me to take on the region's top security role-- I served as TSP’s Minister of Military Affairs for two terms, as well as Minister of Foreign Affairs, and I was in the leadership of the resistance to the 2017 coup d'etat of Lazarus.


    Longer Version:

Over the course of my NS life I’ve had experience in many regions, and I’ve seen many different systems. Of course, in TSP we’re a Game-Created Region, so we don’t have a founder. But in many ways, the delegate is a bit like a pseudo-founder. The delegate must embody the core of what it means to be a denizen of the region— and practice those values themselves. The delegate must promote a system for the integration of the region and must step back from the policy-making, just like a founder must do or else risk involving no one else in their region but themselves. TSP’s system is purposefully designed this way, to echo the role of a founder, because it is a fundamentally stable arrangement. I’ve been impressed by how often, in other regions, people hold up our system for the delegacy as a model of what works well. And it does! As delegate, I will adopt a “founderly” outlook on my role, invoking those principles that a benevolent founder must use in developing his or her region - acting as a stable core and holding executive officer powers "in trust" for the government - to guide my actions in the delegacy.

In the realm of more boots-on-the-ground matters, I have extensive Raiding/Defending military experience, and served as TSP’s Minister of Military Affairs for two terms. This military background has taught me many of the concepts and techniques that are also relevant for regional security matters (including influence, updates, endorsement details, and so on). I also served a term as Minister of Foreign Affairs, which contributed to my knowledge of the gameplay world. Outside of TSP, I was head of state of Lazarus—another Game-Created Region—and was involved in the resistance to the 2017 coup of its government and its rebuilding in 2018, both of which gave me much greater knowledge of how these kinds of crises occur and how to deal with them.

In the end, though, I trust most of all the members of the Council on Regional Security, and I will look to work with them in my capacity as delegate. They are all far more skilled and knowledgeable than I on security matters, and I could not have more faith in them.


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The Third Biscuit: The RMB and Local Council

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    Short Version:

  • I believe that the delegate is not only a figurehead, but also the specific leader of TSP's gameside!

  • More experience! I have now been a Local Councillor for two terms, and I will use that knowledge of the LC to work more closely with the incoming Councillors, especially in managing continuity between incoming and outgoing Local Councils during and after transition periods.

  • I enjoy reading and posting on the Regional Message Board, and I'm extremely familiar with the RMB. As delegate I will continue to be an active reader and participant. :)

  • I will continue to push for reasonable moderation of the RMB as delegate.


    Longer Version:

The Delegate is not only the figurehead of the whole region, but also the specific leader of TSP’s gameside, simply by virtue of “holding the keys” to the gameside, so to speak, and being that flag at the top of the region page. Because of that, I firmly believe that it is very important that the delegate work closely with the Local Council and be an active reader of the RMB.

I’ve now been a Local Councillor for two (non-consecutive) terms, and I will use that knowledge of the LC and relationship with the institution to work more closely with the incoming Councillors. Just coming off of a LC term, I feel quite connected to and aware of the LC’s processes, and I would like to continue to help the Council out with advice, continuity management, and any other assistance they request of me. This term, I set up a “LC Records” spreadsheet with code to automate the recording of RMB messages and a place to report which Councillor was “covering” those messages. I found this very useful—at least for myself!—in recording how much of the RMB I was actually reading and adding a bit of “competition” flair to see who could cover the most. With the assent of the LC, I would like to continue to use that spreadsheet or make a copy of it for myself to keep myself organized and on-track and record any moderation actions taken.

I am quite happy to say that the moderation efforts in the past LC term have been pretty successful at redirecting the RMB towards a more diverse selection of content and minimizing inappropriate roleplay (though of course we’re still working out RP snags here and there :P). We’re not perfect, but the situation (‘floofgate’?) has stabilized a great deal. I will continue to push for reasonable moderation of the RMB as delegate.


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The Fourth Biscuit: The World Assembly

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    Short Version:

  • I'll vote in the General Assembly according to the majority vote of the region, and follow the recommendation of the Cabinet on Security Council proposals. ^_^

  • More explanations! I'd like make a dispatch of different expert opinions and write a RMB and discord post explaning the situation and asking for your opinions on each WA proposal that comes up to vote.


    Longer Version:

I don’t have any radical new plans for voting in the WA, because I think our current system works well. Like Erinor (Seraph), I will vote with the majority of the region on General Assembly proposals and follow the Cabinet’s recommendation on Security Council proposals.

The WA is one of the easiest and first things new citizens see on gameside after they get through Issues. We can build on that ease of access and further raise the likelihood of people getting involved by developing some more WA-focused infrastructure onsite. To that end, when there is a controversial WA vote (especially in the GA), I’d like to pull together a dispatch of different “voices” from both TSP’s WA-knowledgeable leadership and the SC or GA community offering a couple sentences of explanation each for their position on the proposal. As delegate, I will also endeavour to write a RMB and discord post for each WA vote, bringing up the topic and asking for opinions.


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The Fifth Biscuit: Approachable, Fun, and Caring

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    Short Version:

  • I will bring back Coup Tuesdays (and other silly gameside events)!

  • I am highly approachable, and my telegram (or discord) inbox is always open to your questions, discussions, and concerns! ^_^

  • I will continue the never-ending mission of integrating the gameside of our region with the off-site media, starting a program of telegramming nations directly and personally instead of via mass telegrams!


    Longer Version:

The delegate, by nature of its position and regional officer powers, has many unique responsibilities but also many unique opportunities. I will absolutely bring back Coup Tuesdays (or maybe some other day of the week this time around), a fun tradition which I never experienced in its original incarnation but I’d love to start up again. ^_^ The delegate is the first face that many a new nation sees, and therefore has to be able to promptly and enthusiastically direct people to the right place. I am highly approachable and— as I state in almost every outgoing WA telegram— my telegram (or discord) inbox is always open. Integrating the gameside with our off-site venues is a never-ending mission that I will continue to focus on as delegate -- one idea I have is to set up a program with the MoRA to have ministry members (including me!) telegram new nations personally and individually instead of via mass telegram. This might also work into a wider mentorship program for new players.

In general, I am not planning to change much about the delegacy. Change is the job of the Assembly and Cabinet; stability is the job of the delegate.

I’ve come to care deeply about TSP over the past 2+ years I’ve been here. Even when I felt I had to take a break from the Assembly for a few months, there was no question in my mind that I was sticking around (and, indeed, I soon ended up as a LC). You all are some of my favorite people on NationStates and anywhere on the internet. <3 As someone who’s been welcomed wholeheartedly into this community and found a home for myself, I aim to create that same welcoming, caring, nurturing, and encouraging environment for others, and will continue to do so as delegate.


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The Crumbs

So that’s what to expect from an Aumeltopia delegacy. I will be positive, friendly, fun, serious (yes, I believe you can be both of these at the same time!), knowledgeable, stable, and most of all, enthusiastic. I will look up to Seraph, around to the people for whom I serve, down to my feet planted firmly in the bedrock of security and anchored by the CRS, and forward towards the future.

~ Aumeltopia (Somyrion)

Within TSP:

  • Currently:

    • Local Councillor (April - present)

    • Member of the Ministry of Regional Affairs

  • Previously:

    • Local Councillor

    • Minister of Military Affairs ×2

    • Minister of Foreign Affairs

    • SPSF Officer

    • Southern Progress Party member

Outside TSP:

  • Currently: 

    • Forum and Discord Administrator of Forest

    • Citizen of Lazarus

    • Founder of Meihua

    • Governor of NSToday (NationStates Today News Organization)

    • Skollvaldr family member (not IC-related)

  • Previously:

    • Council of Natives member, Celestial Being, Sovereign (in exile), Convenor, and Grand Commandant of the LCA of Lazarus

    • Foreign Minister, Forest Keeper, Culture Minister, and Cartography Officer of Lazarus

    • Founder and Commander of Solidarity

    • Fearless Raccoon of the Biscuit Warzones :P

    • Speaker, Forum Administrator, and Chief Justice of the Free Nations Region

    • Home Minister of Sweden

Current Active Nations:

Aumeltopia (TSP), Mount Seymour (Forest), Aumelodia II (Meihua), Aumelodia (Lazarus), Somyrion

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Questions and Answers (from the RMB)

Lily Pad Nation wrote:The pacific was rather rude to us during Erinor’s reign of benign terror, how would you have handled that situation?

I assume you're talking about the whole NPO/Feux/Adytus fiasco. I would act much as Seraph did. To be honest, most of that situation was not for the delegate to handle -- it was a policy response for the Cabinet and MoFA to handle (as they did). The delegate just needs to be knowledgeable about the situation and keep people calm and informed.

The matter is complicated by the fact that I was Minister of Foreign Affairs at the time, but if I were in the place I am today, I'd probably post a message to the effect of "I'm greatly concerned by the situation and hope to hear the Cabinet's response as soon as possible".

Auphelia wrote:Furthermore, Aumeltopia, what would you do to raise the endorsement count of the delegate and potentially raise the maximum endo count for the rest of us?

Endotart just as much as I have been already, combined with the tools of mass telegrams and the monthly Endorsement Day that I mentioned in my campaign! I don't think you'll find anyone more dedicated to bringing our endorsements way up :P (Though, of course, I can't promise that our WA numbers will cooperate.) The higher the delegate and CRS's endorsements are, the higher we can raise the cap. And believe me, I know how nice it is to have the cap raised <.< >.>

Auphelia wrote:Chocolate or vanilla? Of course, include a separate answer for ice cream.

Chocolate. The more chocolatey the better. Chocolate pudding ice cream is ideal.
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Well, if we're going for the best ice cream imaginable... triple chocolate, peanut butter (or almond butter is even better), and chocolate pudding ice cream with brownie/fudge swirls and peanut butter cups can't be beat.

I doubt this actually exists, so I usually make do by combining chocolate fudge brownie and peanut butter ice creams.

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How to support the Aumeltopia campaign!

  • Fly the biscuit flag!
    » Linkhttps://i.imgur.com/yoeeH3L.png

  • Or just add a biscuit to your flag!
    » Linkhttps://i.imgur.com/NsEhRbx.png

  • Or, I can personally make you a biscuit flag to your specifications ^_^

  • Hype on the RMB! Post the campaign dispatch, make Aumeltopia puns, have fun!

  • Change your pretitle to "🍪 Aumeltopia for Delegate" or anything including a 🍪 :P

  • Upvote this dispatch!

Auphelia is my PR director, please don't kill me
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Lily Pad Nation wrote:They're the same person, ironically the vote where your choice matters, it doesn’t really matter

Both candidates are unique and special and I’d highly encourage reading their dispatches over their rp rewards!

Fellow South Pacificans,

Hi! It's your local friendly longest-serving former Prime Minister, military guru, and a bunch of other things running for Delegate! I won’t shower you too much with fluff and grandeur, because I have some exciting ideas to bring to the table, so let’s dive right into it:

Coup Tuesdays! A once-a-week change of regional theme for a day

Introduced by Delegate Kringalia several years ago, this consisted of a weekly retheming of the region for a day to make it look like a fake coup. It’s great fun, and I have some nice ideas for themes. Full Disclosure, they might not always be Tuesdays if RL interferes, but once a week for sure!
The Second-Day Initiative! Helping nations that stay become better integrated

The first day of NationStates is, unfortunately, always a bit overwhelming, particularly with the brutal flood of recruitment telegrams and whatnot. I have a tool that can give me a list of nations in the South Pacific that have logged in on their second day in the game. Reaching out to those that survived the initial onslaught to get involved in whatever facet of the community that fits them best is a great way to boost involvement and activity across the board.
World Assembly Matters! I want to talk to all of you about how we vote

Our long-standing tradition has been that, with the exception of foreign policy relevant Security Council resolutions that the Cabinet cares about, the Delegate votes with the region in the World Assembly. I don’t want to change that much, but I do want to talk to all of you about what’s going on in the World Assembly, ideally on our Regional Message Board but possibly also on the forum and on Discord. I want to have a dialogue with all of you about the resolution and then casting my vote based on that dialogue.
Awards! Giving South Pacificans the recognition they deserve

There have been discussions on and off for years about some sort of regional awards system, usually based on legislation, but the bully pulpit of the Delegate (particularly given the Delegate’s ceremonial role as head of state in our region) is the perfect place to get that started. I want to get together an odd-numbered group of people from various facets of our region to find viable and deserving individuals to get some recognition for their hard work in service of the South Pacific.
A Welcoming RMB! Optimizing it for new nations

Our RMB has gotten so much better recently (thanks, in part, to the efforts by my esteemed opponent Aumeltopia), but there are still things we can improve even further. A new nation’s first contact with the community is usually the regional message board, and NationStates (with its various emergent styles of play) is a tough game to get into initially, so it’s important to have that place available. New nations should not feel like they are intruding, or being ignored, or drowned out, when they ask new questions on our RMB. At the same time, we do have a distinct RMB culture that we don’t want to kick to the side either. It’s a delicate balancing act, and I argue that my experience as admin and moderator in multiple regions (and also beyond the confines of NationStates) means I will be able to effectively coordinate with the Local Council to improve our RMB even further.
I won't coup! Cuz I love TSP that much

"But Roavin, isn’t that what a couper would say?"
The Delegate holds the key to the region, and I think it’s fair to say I’ve proven my undying dedication to the Coalition and its values. Besides, I’ve had SPIT IRL (picture proof can be found on Discord, pinned in #lampshade-bar), and I’ve posted videos of me playing a guitar while wearing a lampshade. How South Pacifican is that?!
Endorsement Trading! TL;DR I'm good at it

Even though I had been using my World Assembly membership for military purposes for most of the past three years, I know how to swap endorsements well — just today, I was ranked #1 on TSP’s “Number of Nations Endorsing” census, and a few days ago I won the “Most endorse buttons clicked” award in SWAN Award Volume #11. That’s important to keep and increase our power in World Assembly affairs and to keep the region more secure against foreign subversives trying to overthrow us.

That was quite a bit, but I could drone on about all of these topics for hours. I’ll leave it at these summaries, and am anxiously awaiting all of your questions. I’m always reachable through telegram, RMB mention, Discord (Roavin#5410), forum message (Linkhttps://tspforums.xyz/user-635.html), etc.

Oh, and the boring part. Here's a brief summary of my tenure in TSP and my conflict of interest disclosure, so if that bores you, just skip it entirely.

I’m TSP’s longest serving prime minister at 4 terms, have also served 2 terms as Minister of Military Affairs, one (ill-fated) term as Minister of Regional Affairs, a term as Chair of Assembly, have served as interim Legislator Committee member several times, am now an off-site administrator and senior moderator, and have been involved in debate or drafting of a very significant portion of our laws at this point. Furthermore, particularly in the past two years, I’ve also been ostensibly the one worrying and looking after our security the most of all of us bar members of the CRS, and I’m a frequent contributor of the Security Council chamber of the World Assembly, and have authored and passed a Security Council resolution. I’m also an administrator on the NationStates Gameplay Discord server.

On conflicts of interest: My main region is the South Pacific, and that won’t change. I am also a citizen in Lazarus and don’t intend to enter its political government. Furthermore, I serve as Chief Justice in Mariner Trench, the companion region to the MT Army. For both, I see the potential for conflicts as extremely low and I’d sooner just resign from either of those than have an actual conflict at any point.

With love,

-- Roavin

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Dear fellow South Pacificans,

You may know me as the Local Councillor on the Regional Message Board who tries futilely to contain our region’s crazy torture queen and her penguin accomplice. You may know me as the graphic designer and typography obsessive in the Ministry of Regional Affairs. You may know me from serving with me in the SPSF, our regional military, or from my repeated endorsements of your nation as part of the SWAN program. You may know me from #legislators-lounge on discord or from Assembly threads on the forum.

And this is precisely why, today, I am running to be our next World Assembly delegate. Because I believe I am the candidate with the most wide-ranging and thorough involvement in our region. TSP’s subcommunities and subactivities are many and varied—which is a major part of what makes us such an amazing, robust region—and I have made an effort to dedicate myself to each one of them. I am equally happy to talk to you through telegrams as in a discord channel, and equally happy to read what you have to say on the Regional Message Board as on the forums. For the delegate, who is responsible for spiritually uniting these subactivities into one greater South Pacific, I believe this dedication to the entire region is fundamentally one of the most important qualities one can have.


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The First Biscuit: Endorsement Enthusiasm

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    Short Version:

  • I am consistently the most active and complete endorser in the region, I have the most endorsements in the region outside of the Council on Regional Security, and I endorse new nations super-quickly!

  • I will continue to promote SWAN, our amazing World Assembly Initiative, and I want to hold a monthly Endorsement Day to specially promote it using the WFE, flag, regional telegrams, competitions, etc. ^_^

  • I'd also like to work towards a fuller WA Ministry as Erinor and United States of Vietnam have proposed. :)


    Longer Version:

Although the delegate, in most regards, should not be our region’s policy-setter (we have an entire executive branch for that!), there is one area in which the delegate must be as dynamic and forward-pushing as possible: the Southern World Assembly Initiative and the related “endorsement culture”.

I believe my endo-tarting credentials speak for themselves: I have consistently topped the list for most active and complete endorser in the region, with 100% of nations in TSP endorsed almost every day in the past month. Recently I’ve become the nation with the most endorsements in TSP outside of the Council on Regional Security and delegate. And I tart quickly:

Erinor (Seraph) has set an amazingly high bar during his delegacy, endorsing nearly every new nation within hours of their joining the WA, and I will not lower this bar one bit.

I’ve been involved with the Southern World Assembly Initiative (SWAN) from near its inception, having the privilege of working with USoVietnam (and constantly being wowed by his great work and technical skills). Although I initially got involved just to make graphics for the initiative’s awards, it’s become one of my favorite things to work on and participate in in the region. As delegate, I will continue to promote SWAN, and will use the office and powers of the delegate to the utmost to advance the program through the welcome telegram, any of my telegram replies and mass communications (even those unrelated to SWAN otherwise!), the WFE and flag, and the RMB. I’d like to work with SWAN planners and the LC to hold a monthly Endorsement Day, where we’d send out a mass telegram about SWAN, change up the regional graphics to promote the initiative, and possibly hold a competition for who can get to the highest number of endorsed nations by the next game update.

Erinor (Seraph) has talked about looking to, as a long-term goal, expand SWAN into a full WA ministry somewhat like TNP’s. I’d like to continue that goal, and if not having it end up as a full ministry at least keep working constantly to expand SWAN. We’ve already come so far since just a few delegacies ago, when a WA initiative was just a figment of our imaginations. 1000 is not an impossible future.


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The Second Biscuit: Safe, Secure, and Knowledgeable

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    Short Version:

  • I will step back from policy-making and act in a "founderly" manner as delegate.

  • I have extensive experience! My military experience prepares me to take on the region's top security role-- I served as TSP’s Minister of Military Affairs for two terms, as well as Minister of Foreign Affairs, and I was in the leadership of the resistance to the 2017 coup d'etat of Lazarus.


    Longer Version:

Over the course of my NS life I’ve had experience in many regions, and I’ve seen many different systems. Of course, in TSP we’re a Game-Created Region, so we don’t have a founder. But in many ways, the delegate is a bit like a pseudo-founder. The delegate must embody the core of what it means to be a denizen of the region— and practice those values themselves. The delegate must promote a system for the integration of the region and must step back from the policy-making, just like a founder must do or else risk involving no one else in their region but themselves. TSP’s system is purposefully designed this way, to echo the role of a founder, because it is a fundamentally stable arrangement. I’ve been impressed by how often, in other regions, people hold up our system for the delegacy as a model of what works well. And it does! As delegate, I will adopt a “founderly” outlook on my role, invoking those principles that a benevolent founder must use in developing his or her region - acting as a stable core and holding executive officer powers "in trust" for the government - to guide my actions in the delegacy.

In the realm of more boots-on-the-ground matters, I have extensive Raiding/Defending military experience, and served as TSP’s Minister of Military Affairs for two terms. This military background has taught me many of the concepts and techniques that are also relevant for regional security matters (including influence, updates, endorsement details, and so on). I also served a term as Minister of Foreign Affairs, which contributed to my knowledge of the gameplay world. Outside of TSP, I was head of state of Lazarus—another Game-Created Region—and was involved in the resistance to the 2017 coup of its government and its rebuilding in 2018, both of which gave me much greater knowledge of how these kinds of crises occur and how to deal with them.

In the end, though, I trust most of all the members of the Council on Regional Security, and I will look to work with them in my capacity as delegate. They are all far more skilled and knowledgeable than I on security matters, and I could not have more faith in them.


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The Third Biscuit: The RMB and Local Council

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    Short Version:

  • I believe that the delegate is not only a figurehead, but also the specific leader of TSP's gameside!

  • More experience! I have now been a Local Councillor for two terms, and I will use that knowledge of the LC to work more closely with the incoming Councillors, especially in managing continuity between incoming and outgoing Local Councils during and after transition periods.

  • I enjoy reading and posting on the Regional Message Board, and I'm extremely familiar with the RMB. As delegate I will continue to be an active reader and participant. :)

  • I will continue to push for reasonable moderation of the RMB as delegate.


    Longer Version:

The Delegate is not only the figurehead of the whole region, but also the specific leader of TSP’s gameside, simply by virtue of “holding the keys” to the gameside, so to speak, and being that flag at the top of the region page. Because of that, I firmly believe that it is very important that the delegate work closely with the Local Council and be an active reader of the RMB.

I’ve now been a Local Councillor for two (non-consecutive) terms, and I will use that knowledge of the LC and relationship with the institution to work more closely with the incoming Councillors. Just coming off of a LC term, I feel quite connected to and aware of the LC’s processes, and I would like to continue to help the Council out with advice, continuity management, and any other assistance they request of me. This term, I set up a “LC Records” spreadsheet with code to automate the recording of RMB messages and a place to report which Councillor was “covering” those messages. I found this very useful—at least for myself!—in recording how much of the RMB I was actually reading and adding a bit of “competition” flair to see who could cover the most. With the assent of the LC, I would like to continue to use that spreadsheet or make a copy of it for myself to keep myself organized and on-track and record any moderation actions taken.

I am quite happy to say that the moderation efforts in the past LC term have been pretty successful at redirecting the RMB towards a more diverse selection of content and minimizing inappropriate roleplay (though of course we’re still working out RP snags here and there :P). We’re not perfect, but the situation (‘floofgate’?) has stabilized a great deal. I will continue to push for reasonable moderation of the RMB as delegate.


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The Fourth Biscuit: The World Assembly

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    Short Version:

  • I'll vote in the General Assembly according to the majority vote of the region, and follow the recommendation of the Cabinet on Security Council proposals. ^_^

  • More explanations! I'd like make a dispatch of different expert opinions and write a RMB and discord post explaning the situation and asking for your opinions on each WA proposal that comes up to vote.


    Longer Version:

I don’t have any radical new plans for voting in the WA, because I think our current system works well. Like Erinor (Seraph), I will vote with the majority of the region on General Assembly proposals and follow the Cabinet’s recommendation on Security Council proposals.

The WA is one of the easiest and first things new citizens see on gameside after they get through Issues. We can build on that ease of access and further raise the likelihood of people getting involved by developing some more WA-focused infrastructure onsite. To that end, when there is a controversial WA vote (especially in the GA), I’d like to pull together a dispatch of different “voices” from both TSP’s WA-knowledgeable leadership and the SC or GA community offering a couple sentences of explanation each for their position on the proposal. As delegate, I will also endeavour to write a RMB and discord post for each WA vote, bringing up the topic and asking for opinions.


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The Fifth Biscuit: Approachable, Fun, and Caring

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    Short Version:

  • I will bring back Coup Tuesdays (and other silly gameside events)!

  • I am highly approachable, and my telegram (or discord) inbox is always open to your questions, discussions, and concerns! ^_^

  • I will continue the never-ending mission of integrating the gameside of our region with the off-site media, starting a program of telegramming nations directly and personally instead of via mass telegrams!


    Longer Version:

The delegate, by nature of its position and regional officer powers, has many unique responsibilities but also many unique opportunities. I will absolutely bring back Coup Tuesdays (or maybe some other day of the week this time around), a fun tradition which I never experienced in its original incarnation but I’d love to start up again. ^_^ The delegate is the first face that many a new nation sees, and therefore has to be able to promptly and enthusiastically direct people to the right place. I am highly approachable and— as I state in almost every outgoing WA telegram— my telegram (or discord) inbox is always open. Integrating the gameside with our off-site venues is a never-ending mission that I will continue to focus on as delegate -- one idea I have is to set up a program with the MoRA to have ministry members (including me!) telegram new nations personally and individually instead of via mass telegram. This might also work into a wider mentorship program for new players.

In general, I am not planning to change much about the delegacy. Change is the job of the Assembly and Cabinet; stability is the job of the delegate.

I’ve come to care deeply about TSP over the past 2+ years I’ve been here. Even when I felt I had to take a break from the Assembly for a few months, there was no question in my mind that I was sticking around (and, indeed, I soon ended up as a LC). You all are some of my favorite people on NationStates and anywhere on the internet. <3 As someone who’s been welcomed wholeheartedly into this community and found a home for myself, I aim to create that same welcoming, caring, nurturing, and encouraging environment for others, and will continue to do so as delegate.


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The Crumbs

So that’s what to expect from an Aumeltopia delegacy. I will be positive, friendly, fun, serious (yes, I believe you can be both of these at the same time!), knowledgeable, stable, and most of all, enthusiastic. I will look up to Seraph, around to the people for whom I serve, down to my feet planted firmly in the bedrock of security and anchored by the CRS, and forward towards the future.

~ Aumeltopia (Somyrion)

Within TSP:

  • Currently:

    • Local Councillor (April - present)

    • Member of the Ministry of Regional Affairs

  • Previously:

    • Local Councillor

    • Minister of Military Affairs ×2

    • Minister of Foreign Affairs

    • SPSF Officer

    • Southern Progress Party member

Outside TSP:

  • Currently: 

    • Forum and Discord Administrator of Forest

    • Citizen of Lazarus

    • Founder of Meihua

    • Governor of NSToday (NationStates Today News Organization)

    • Skollvaldr family member (not IC-related)

  • Previously:

    • Council of Natives member, Celestial Being, Sovereign (in exile), Convenor, and Grand Commandant of the LCA of Lazarus

    • Foreign Minister, Forest Keeper, Culture Minister, and Cartography Officer of Lazarus

    • Founder and Commander of Solidarity

    • Fearless Raccoon of the Biscuit Warzones :P

    • Speaker, Forum Administrator, and Chief Justice of the Free Nations Region

    • Home Minister of Sweden

Current Active Nations:

Aumeltopia (TSP), Mount Seymour (Forest), Aumelodia II (Meihua), Aumelodia (Lazarus), Somyrion

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Questions and Answers (from the RMB)

Lily Pad Nation wrote:The pacific was rather rude to us during Erinor’s reign of benign terror, how would you have handled that situation?

I assume you're talking about the whole NPO/Feux/Adytus fiasco. I would act much as Seraph did. To be honest, most of that situation was not for the delegate to handle -- it was a policy response for the Cabinet and MoFA to handle (as they did). The delegate just needs to be knowledgeable about the situation and keep people calm and informed.

The matter is complicated by the fact that I was Minister of Foreign Affairs at the time, but if I were in the place I am today, I'd probably post a message to the effect of "I'm greatly concerned by the situation and hope to hear the Cabinet's response as soon as possible".

Auphelia wrote:Furthermore, Aumeltopia, what would you do to raise the endorsement count of the delegate and potentially raise the maximum endo count for the rest of us?

Endotart just as much as I have been already, combined with the tools of mass telegrams and the monthly Endorsement Day that I mentioned in my campaign! I don't think you'll find anyone more dedicated to bringing our endorsements way up :P (Though, of course, I can't promise that our WA numbers will cooperate.) The higher the delegate and CRS's endorsements are, the higher we can raise the cap. And believe me, I know how nice it is to have the cap raised <.< >.>

Auphelia wrote:Chocolate or vanilla? Of course, include a separate answer for ice cream.

Chocolate. The more chocolatey the better. Chocolate pudding ice cream is ideal.
...
Well, if we're going for the best ice cream imaginable... triple chocolate, peanut butter (or almond butter is even better), and chocolate pudding ice cream with brownie/fudge swirls and peanut butter cups can't be beat.

I doubt this actually exists, so I usually make do by combining chocolate fudge brownie and peanut butter ice creams.

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I already have Aumeltopia seems to have more experience and energy but Roavin has a more positive outlook on life and bring a stability to the region.

But I'm new so what do I know!

Post self-deleted by Lily Pad Nation.

Roavin wrote:Erinor just coups and does away with these pesky elections, obviously.

well... I did hear talk of a singing competition to break a tie. or we just force Erinor to vote at gunpoint.

Or the election commissioner flips a coin?

Horizon MetroCorp wrote:I already have Aumeltopia seems to have more experience and energy but Roavin has a more positive outlook on life and bring a stability to the region.

But I'm new so what do I know!

You know you want the biscuits! stick with Aumeltopia!

EDIT:

We wouldn't have these problems with a TSP VAPID government!

TSP VAPIDTM Party is pleased to share our specific 14 point plan for the South Pacific. This plan improves democratic representation and is guaranteed to make the South Pacific one of the top 5 feeder regions in the NationStates game.


This chart shows Our 14 Point Plan in action

OUR 14 POINT PLAN FOR THE SOUTH PACIFIC

  1. Supporting the South Pacific’s Farmers and Exporters
    We note with dismay the South Pacific's astonishing lack of exports and have a plan to drastically increase exports and will set the South Pacific up for the long term.

    Nodody loves our farmers and exporters more than I do.

  2. Innovation and Science Agenda
    The South Pacific needs a National Innovation and Science Agenda to create a strong new economy with more jobs, by investing in the talents and ideas of the nations of the South Pacific.

    Oh my god, you will love this so much. We are going to start winning again. I swear, a couple weeks from now you are going to be so tired of winning you will be coming to me, begging for me to stop our winning.

  3. Protecting Our Borders
    The TSP VAPID Party has a plan to restore the integrity of the South Pacific’s borders and stem the flow of refugees.

    Only I can save you. My plan is so good. I'm like, really smart, and everybody says so, and so you can trust me, that me, being a smart person, has a great big, bold, smart, beautiful plan. that I thought of with my very own brain.


    Portrait of a large group of happy and diverse people standing together, isolated on white in a studio shot applauding TSP VAPID Party on the release of the 14 Point Plan for the South Pacific

  4. Backing Small Business
    Small business is the engine of the South Pacific economy. Our plan will support growth, higher wages and jobs while lowering the tax rate to an internationally competitive level.

    Oh this is the best. It's a big bold beautiful plan. You will love it!. Believe me.

  5. Cleaning up the Regional Message Board
    Our plan will restore peace and order in the Regional Message Board.

    Our Regional Message Board - Banjection Universal Standards To Extinguish Democracy (RMB-BUSTED) Plan is the only plan being discussed by any political party in the South Pacific. It's a big beautiful plan. Yes, it's really, really something beautiful. Everybody says so! And we will make the Rejected Realms pay for it.

  6. Helping Families Get Ahead
    TSP VAPID party is committed to helping South Pacific families to get ahead.

    Our proposed Guaranteed Minimum Pixel Display (GMPD) plan has been scored by many, many independent professionals and really smart people and everyone agrees that it is a plan.

  7. A Strong Defence Force
    A government has no higher responsibility than keeping the South Pacific safe and secure. The TSP VAPID Party has a responsible, long-term plan for regional security.

    This is so good! Yes it really is amazing. Yes, so good. Everybody keeps telling me how great this is. The forgotten nations of the South Pacific will be forgotten no longer.


    TSP VAPID Party needs your early and repeated support to allow us to execute our 14 point plan.

  8. Combatting Terrorism
    To protect the South Pacific from the threat of terrorism, a TSP VAPID party Government will boost funding for our law enforcement, intelligence and security agencies.

    The problem with politics is if I tell you right now, everyone else is going to say, 'Wow, what a great idea.' You're going to have 10 candidates go and use it, and they're going to forget where it came from, which is me. But no, I have an absolute way of defeating Terrorism.

    I don’t want the enemy to know what I’m doing. Unfortunately, I’ll probably have to tell at some point, but there is a method of defeating them quickly and effectively and having total victory.

    Their days are numbered. I won’t tell them where and I won’t tell them how. We must as a region be more unpredictable. We are totally predictable. We tell everything. We’re sending raiders - we tell them. We’re sending defenders — we have a news conference. We have to be unpredictable. And we have to be unpredictable starting now.

  9. Building the South Pacific’s Infrastructure
    The TSP VAPID Party will build infrastructure and support economic growth.

    Wow 14 points is really hard! Anyway, this one. You will just love this one. Trust me. It's is the gold standard of plan points. Really it's the highlight of the the entire plan. Believe me.

  10. World Class Healthcare
    The TSP VAPID Party is committed to providing the South Pacific with world class health care.

    DESCRIBE GENERIC POPULIST POLITICAL PROMISE HERE

  11. Putting New Nations First
    We need nourish young minds to ensure the South Pacific grows stronger together.

    I believe the children are our are future
    Teach them well and let them lead the way
    Show them all the beauty they possess inside
    Give them a sense of pride to make it easier
    Let the children's laughter remind us how we used to be

    Everybody searching for a hero
    People need someone to look up to
    I never found anyone who fulfill my needs
    A lonely place to be
    So I learned to depend on me

    I decided long ago, never to walk in anyone's shadows
    If I fail, if I succeed
    At least I'll live as I believe
    No matter what they take from me
    They can't take away my dignity

    Because the greatest love of all
    Is happening to me
    I found the greatest love of all
    Inside of me

    The greatest love of all
    Is easy to achieve
    Learning to love yourself
    It is the greatest love of all

  12. Tackling Domestic Violence
    Women and children in the South Pacific must be safe in their homes, safe on our streets and safe online. Domestic and family violence is never acceptable.

    Won't somebody please think of the children!

    TSP VAPID Party is a big tent democratic party.

    Our membership is open to any nation that meets all three of the following criteria:

      - nation in the South Pacific;
      - agree with our platform principles;
      - nation named Volaworand.

    If you meet these 3 simple criteria you are welcome to join. If you are unable to do this, you will be unable to join our TSP VAPID party, but we wish to thank you for your interest in joining our TSP VAPID Party. Without you, we are nothing!

  13. Caring for Our Environment
    The TSP VAPID Party is committed to protecting the South Pacific’s magnificent natural environment.

    Our pixels will be the most pristine, the most beautiful, everyone in Nation States is going to be jealous of our pixels. Believe me. It's about respect.

  14. Measurable Benchmarks
    A TSP VAPID Party government will measure our success transparently against ambitious goals. Should any of these goals not be met in the first term of a TSP VAPID Party government our party will resign and not stand for re-election.

    The South Pacific region, in the first term of a TSP VAPID Party government, will achieve the following objectives:

    1. The South Pacific region shall be one of the top 20 Game Created Regions in NationStates

    2. The South Pacific region shall achieve a ranking in the top 5 in every World Census metric among feeder regions.

    3. The South Pacific region shall be provided by the NationStates game system a constant flow of new nations.

    Additionally, TSP VAPID Party pledges to never allow the South Pacific to require a password to enter, ensuring the South Pacific region always remain a free society.

If this made to smile, grin, or chuckle please help TSP VAPID PARTY by clicking 'upvote' on the top right of your screen.
TSP VAPIDTM(Volaworand Assigned Power Instead of Democracy) Party is a Volaworand satirical joint.

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This plan improves democratic representation and is guaranteed to make the South Pacific one of the top 5 feeder regions in the NationStates game.

- TSP VAPIDTM(Volaworand Assigned Power Instead of Democracy) Party

Lily Pad Nation wrote:I like Aumeltopia because he’s been way more active on the RMB, which Rovan’s less on that,

However, Rovan wishes to do more with the delegacy, have fun events, you know typical delegate-y things (Aumeltopia will obviously not be opposed to fun events, but it doesn’t seem to be a large selling point. He’s more concerned with status quo +helping the regional government which it does need help).

*Whispers* I thought Aumeltopia was a...female 0.o

But you make good points, already voted.
But the is cookie a biscuit saga is puzzling me 😁

Volaworand wrote:well... I did hear talk of a singing competition to break a tie. or we just force Erinor to vote at gunpoint.

Or the election commissioner flips a coin?

You know you want the biscuits! stick with Aumeltopia!

EDIT:

We wouldn't have these problems with a TSP VAPID government!

TSP VAPIDTM Party is pleased to share our specific 14 point plan for the South Pacific. This plan improves democratic representation and is guaranteed to make the South Pacific one of the top 5 feeder regions in the NationStates game.


This chart shows Our 14 Point Plan in action

OUR 14 POINT PLAN FOR THE SOUTH PACIFIC

  1. Supporting the South Pacific’s Farmers and Exporters
    We note with dismay the South Pacific's astonishing lack of exports and have a plan to drastically increase exports and will set the South Pacific up for the long term.

    Nodody loves our farmers and exporters more than I do.

  2. Innovation and Science Agenda
    The South Pacific needs a National Innovation and Science Agenda to create a strong new economy with more jobs, by investing in the talents and ideas of the nations of the South Pacific.

    Oh my god, you will love this so much. We are going to start winning again. I swear, a couple weeks from now you are going to be so tired of winning you will be coming to me, begging for me to stop our winning.

  3. Protecting Our Borders
    The TSP VAPID Party has a plan to restore the integrity of the South Pacific’s borders and stem the flow of refugees.

    Only I can save you. My plan is so good. I'm like, really smart, and everybody says so, and so you can trust me, that me, being a smart person, has a great big, bold, smart, beautiful plan. that I thought of with my very own brain.


    Portrait of a large group of happy and diverse people standing together, isolated on white in a studio shot applauding TSP VAPID Party on the release of the 14 Point Plan for the South Pacific

  4. Backing Small Business
    Small business is the engine of the South Pacific economy. Our plan will support growth, higher wages and jobs while lowering the tax rate to an internationally competitive level.

    Oh this is the best. It's a big bold beautiful plan. You will love it!. Believe me.

  5. Cleaning up the Regional Message Board
    Our plan will restore peace and order in the Regional Message Board.

    Our Regional Message Board - Banjection Universal Standards To Extinguish Democracy (RMB-BUSTED) Plan is the only plan being discussed by any political party in the South Pacific. It's a big beautiful plan. Yes, it's really, really something beautiful. Everybody says so! And we will make the Rejected Realms pay for it.

  6. Helping Families Get Ahead
    TSP VAPID party is committed to helping South Pacific families to get ahead.

    Our proposed Guaranteed Minimum Pixel Display (GMPD) plan has been scored by many, many independent professionals and really smart people and everyone agrees that it is a plan.

  7. A Strong Defence Force
    A government has no higher responsibility than keeping the South Pacific safe and secure. The TSP VAPID Party has a responsible, long-term plan for regional security.

    This is so good! Yes it really is amazing. Yes, so good. Everybody keeps telling me how great this is. The forgotten nations of the South Pacific will be forgotten no longer.


    TSP VAPID Party needs your early and repeated support to allow us to execute our 14 point plan.

  8. Combatting Terrorism
    To protect the South Pacific from the threat of terrorism, a TSP VAPID party Government will boost funding for our law enforcement, intelligence and security agencies.

    The problem with politics is if I tell you right now, everyone else is going to say, 'Wow, what a great idea.' You're going to have 10 candidates go and use it, and they're going to forget where it came from, which is me. But no, I have an absolute way of defeating Terrorism.

    I don’t want the enemy to know what I’m doing. Unfortunately, I’ll probably have to tell at some point, but there is a method of defeating them quickly and effectively and having total victory.

    Their days are numbered. I won’t tell them where and I won’t tell them how. We must as a region be more unpredictable. We are totally predictable. We tell everything. We’re sending raiders - we tell them. We’re sending defenders — we have a news conference. We have to be unpredictable. And we have to be unpredictable starting now.

  9. Building the South Pacific’s Infrastructure
    The TSP VAPID Party will build infrastructure and support economic growth.

    Wow 14 points is really hard! Anyway, this one. You will just love this one. Trust me. It's is the gold standard of plan points. Really it's the highlight of the the entire plan. Believe me.

  10. World Class Healthcare
    The TSP VAPID Party is committed to providing the South Pacific with world class health care.

    DESCRIBE GENERIC POPULIST POLITICAL PROMISE HERE

  11. Putting New Nations First
    We need nourish young minds to ensure the South Pacific grows stronger together.

    I believe the children are our are future
    Teach them well and let them lead the way
    Show them all the beauty they possess inside
    Give them a sense of pride to make it easier
    Let the children's laughter remind us how we used to be

    Everybody searching for a hero
    People need someone to look up to
    I never found anyone who fulfill my needs
    A lonely place to be
    So I learned to depend on me

    I decided long ago, never to walk in anyone's shadows
    If I fail, if I succeed
    At least I'll live as I believe
    No matter what they take from me
    They can't take away my dignity

    Because the greatest love of all
    Is happening to me
    I found the greatest love of all
    Inside of me

    The greatest love of all
    Is easy to achieve
    Learning to love yourself
    It is the greatest love of all

  12. Tackling Domestic Violence
    Women and children in the South Pacific must be safe in their homes, safe on our streets and safe online. Domestic and family violence is never acceptable.

    Won't somebody please think of the children!

    TSP VAPID Party is a big tent democratic party.

    Our membership is open to any nation that meets all three of the following criteria:

      - nation in the South Pacific;
      - agree with our platform principles;
      - nation named Volaworand.

    If you meet these 3 simple criteria you are welcome to join. If you are unable to do this, you will be unable to join our TSP VAPID party, but we wish to thank you for your interest in joining our TSP VAPID Party. Without you, we are nothing!

  13. Caring for Our Environment
    The TSP VAPID Party is committed to protecting the South Pacific’s magnificent natural environment.

    Our pixels will be the most pristine, the most beautiful, everyone in Nation States is going to be jealous of our pixels. Believe me. It's about respect.

  14. Measurable Benchmarks
    A TSP VAPID Party government will measure our success transparently against ambitious goals. Should any of these goals not be met in the first term of a TSP VAPID Party government our party will resign and not stand for re-election.

    The South Pacific region, in the first term of a TSP VAPID Party government, will achieve the following objectives:

    1. The South Pacific region shall be one of the top 20 Game Created Regions in NationStates

    2. The South Pacific region shall achieve a ranking in the top 5 in every World Census metric among feeder regions.

    3. The South Pacific region shall be provided by the NationStates game system a constant flow of new nations.

    Additionally, TSP VAPID Party pledges to never allow the South Pacific to require a password to enter, ensuring the South Pacific region always remain a free society.

If this made to smile, grin, or chuckle please help TSP VAPID PARTY by clicking 'upvote' on the top right of your screen.
TSP VAPIDTM(Volaworand Assigned Power Instead of Democracy) Party is a Volaworand satirical joint.

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This plan improves democratic representation and is guaranteed to make the South Pacific one of the top 5 feeder regions in the NationStates game.

And if I did become a member could i become the top party financial backer???

Horizon MetroCorp wrote:*Whispers* I thought Aumeltopia was a...female 0.o

But you make good points, already voted.
But the is cookie a biscuit saga is puzzling me 😁

You can change your vote until the poll closes!

Not that a huge international corporation would want to start a bidding war for their vote, or anything...

Quiescent wrote:You can change your vote until the poll closes!

Not that a huge international corporation would want to start a bidding war for their vote, or anything...

Tbh the biscuits have done it.. Roavins offered me no food!!!

Horizon MetroCorp wrote:And if I did become a member could i become the top party financial backer???

TSP VAPID rejects all corporate, union and special interest donations.

Volaworand wrote:TSP VAPID rejects all corporate, union and special interest donations.

😰 it be all legitimate like!!

Belschaft wrote:So, what will we actually do if Roavin & Aumeltopia end up tied? Do I get to be Delegate again or does Tsu toss a coin?

We send them to a dance off and we see which one dies of heat, hunger, thirst, or just sickness of the BeesGees first.

If you don't want to kill someone, then could EC Farengeto organise a karaoke contest at least?

Agalaesia wrote:We send them to a dance off and we see which one dies of heat, hunger, thirst, or just sickness of the BeesGees first.

If you don't want to kill someone, then could EC Farengeto organise a karaoke contest at least?

so long as it's to the death... just like Eurovision :-)

Agalaesia wrote:We send them to a dance off and we see which one dies of heat, hunger, thirst, or just sickness of the BeesGees first.

If you don't want to kill someone, then could EC Farengeto organise a karaoke contest at least?

I haven't voted yet, so I could legitimately break any ties. :P

Agalaesia wrote:We send them to a dance off and we see which one dies of heat, hunger, thirst, or just sickness of the BeesGees first.

If you don't want to kill someone, then could EC Farengeto organise a karaoke contest at least?

How can anyone get enough of the Beegees 🤩

Horizon MetroCorp wrote:*Whispers* I thought Aumeltopia was a...female 0.o

But you make good points, already voted.
But the is cookie a biscuit saga is puzzling me 😁

Wait, Aumeltopia is male? I thought they were female too O.o wow I'm flummoxed. Why would I think that? I don't know...

Farengeto wrote:I haven't voted yet, so I could legitimately break any ties. :P

That just kills it. You could ask them to do a dance off instead...

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