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Emissary Report - April 2020

[b][u]10000 Islands Emissary Update[/u][/b]
Date: April 2020
Population: 3285
Delegate Endorsements: 866
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[b][align=center]TITO Command[/align][/b]
Has your region been invaded, or do you want to get in touch with TITO? If so, contact one of the following nations:
~Chief Executive: [nation]Markanite[/nation].
~Field Commander: [nation]Kanta Hame[/nation].
~Tactical Officers: [nation]Shy Guyia[/nation], [nation]Smugglers and Mercs[/nation] (EF), [nation]Mingulay Isle[/nation], [nation]THX1138[/nation].
~Executive Officers: [nation]Hakketomat[/nation], [nation]Aschente[/nation]
~Technical Liaisons: [nation]Kortexia[/nation], [nation]Aschente[/nation].

As of this report’s publication, the Government of 10000 Islands consists of:
~Chief Executive: [nation]Markanite[/nation]
~WA Delegate: [nation]Kuriko[/nation]
~Senator for Blue Canaria North (Emissary Report): [nation]Pelanesomunk[/nation]
~Senator for Lyonnesse East (Houses): [nation]The United Royal Islands of Euramathania[/nation]
~Senator for New Republica South (Debates and Discussions): [nation]HN67[/nation]
~Senator for Himes West (RP): [nation]Marxist Germany[/nation]
~Minister of Labor: [nation]HumanSanity[/nation]
~Minister of Immigration: [nation]THX1138[/nation]
~Minister of Education: [nation]The Tasmanian Islands[/nation]
Information about other government officials of 10000 Islands can be found [url=]here[/url].
[align=center][b]New Government Appointments[/b][/align]

~ 10000 Islands newest Ambassador to [region]The Rejected Realms[/region] is [nation]Grea Kriopia[/nation]. [nation]Eastern New England[/nation] will serve as XKI Emissary to [region]New West Indies[/region]. [nation]Wille-Harlia[/nation] was appointed Emissary to [b]Hartfelden[/b]. Congratulations to all three on their new appointments, and, kudos to [b]Foreign Affairs[/b] maven [nation]Kuriko[/nation] and XKI [b]Minister of Labor[/b] [nation]HumanSanity[/nation] who have now filled all diplomatic positions in the region.
~ Regional [b]Cultural Officer[/b] [b]HumanSanity[/b] brought on several new Office Assistants to aid in the development of regional events and ongoing projects. Welcome to the Culture Team [nation]Rovid-9[/nation], [nation]Constantinolia[/nation],  [nation]Wille-Harlia[/nation], [nation]South Orwelland[/nation], and [nation]Valentian Elysium[/nation].
~ Dedicated Islander [nation]Eastern New England[/nation] was appointed [b]10000 Islands WA Secretary[/b] by [b]Chief Executive[/b] [nation]Markanite[/nation]
~ The multi-talented [nation]Grea Kriopia[/nation] was selected as 10000 Islands [b]Secretary of State[/b] and will be supporting [b]Kuriko[/b] in the WA Sec-Gen role and maintaining regular WA voting polls on the XKI forum.
~ Regional super-administrator [nation]Paffnia[/nation] has been named [b]Deputy Regional Reserve Chair[/b]
~ Gaming User [nation]Marxist Germany[/nation], [nation]Krystalveil[/nation], and [nation]HumanSanity[/nation] have been appointed as [b]RMB RP Moderators[/b] for the newly created XKI RP region [region]A Taco Archipelago[/region]

[align=center][b]A New Home for XKI Fast Roleplay[/b][/align]

With the dramatic influx of new nations to the game after the Reddit boom earlier this year, the [b]Council of Nine[/b] sought a creative solution to the accommodation of those newer nations that crave a quicker style of RP than TGs and the forum could allow. Not wanting ongoing RP to choke the regional RMB, the decision was reached to create an RMB-only region, with an embassy and RMB access exclusive to 10000 Islands residents. 

Thus, [region]A Taco Archipelago[/region] was born, and just in time for the latest wave of new nations in April, courtesy of Youtuber Drew. After a short period of transition and a few growing pains, the new region’s RMB is thriving with RP activity, international intrigue, murders, poisonings, skirmishes , and trade agreements. Lore in the region is growing at an exponential rate, and with such easy access and a welcoming core of RPers, early results suggest [b]A Taco Archipelago[/b] will become a significant part of the 10000 Islands landscape. 

[align=center][b]10000 Islands Population Explosion[/b][/align]

First and foremost, congratulations and sincere thanks must be extended to 10000 Islands’ exceptional [b]Recruiting Team[/b] all of whom burned the midnight oil throughout April to tackle both of the Youtube waves of new nations to the game. The results of those efforts speak for themselves. At the start of April, XKI’s population was 1464 nations, by the end of the month 2761 nations were calling XKI home. [b]Total new nations joining 10000 Islands during April was 1297[/b]. While there will no doubt be a downturn as the uncommitted nations begin to CTE (any day now) the region is anticipating good retention, thanks to a broad scope of engaging regional activities.

[align=center][b]Around the Islands[/b][/align]

~ Recent arrival to XKI [nation]Constantinolia[/nation] was named April’s [url=]Featured Nation[/url]. [b]Constantinolia[/b] has joined the XKI Cultural Team and is active in the field of NS Card Collecting, boasting the top deck in the region. Congratulations on being selected as Featured Nation by [b]Deputy Minister of Education[/b] [nation]Sargon Reman[/nation]
~ Nations [nation]Grea Kriopia[/nation] and [nation]Controlitia[/nation] have been appointed as members of regional [b]Community Watch[/b] to provide more moderation and greater security in light of the huge increase in new nations.
~ Cultural Officer [nation]HumanSanity[/nation] hosted a variety of [url=]Interviews[/url] with prominent NationStates players as part of the [url=]10000 Islands Best Flag and Motto Competition[/url]. Voting in the competition has now ended, and the [b]winning flags and mottos can be viewed at the bottom of this dispatch[/b]
~ [b]Senior Senator for Himes West[/b] and regional [b]RP Czar[/b] (Gaming User) [nation]Marxist Germany[/nation] held the [url=]April Trade Pacts Competition[/url] where nations sought to engage others in mutual trade agreements. The winning entry [b]Liberal Understand and Agreement on Commerce[/b] featured agreements between nations [nation]Paffnia[/nation], [nation]HumanSanity[/nation], [nation]The United Royal Islands of Euramathania[/nation], [nation]Dorab[/nation], [nation]Jabberwocky[/nation], and [nation]Tuga Nation[/nation]. Congratulations to the winners, as well as to runner-up Trade Pact [b]Perria International[/b].
~ Congratulations also to [b]Senator for Blue Canaria North[/b] [nation]Pelanesomunk[/nation] who was selected as April’s [url=]Q2 Rookie of the Quarter[/url]. Pel has been quite active in the region, was appointed interim Senator for BCN, joining TITO, and being awarded top recruiter for March. Well done!.
~ [b]Cartographer-General[/b] [nation]Paffnia[/nation] launched the new [url=]Islands Space Programme[/url], focusing initially on lunar exploration, and allowing nations to invest their hard-earned Tacos on the components and technology required to establish bases on the [url=]newly crafted moon-map[/url]. This program leaves infinite room for expansion into the wider galaxy and will provide years of adventure for XKI residents.
~ [b]WA Delegate[/b] [nation]Kuriko[/nation] announced a [url=]weekend visit[/url] to embassy region [region]India[/region]. A variety of Islanders popped over to their RMB and Discord to say ‘Namaste’ during the event, and RMB exchanges between the two regions extended well beyond the weekend.
~  With the many hundreds of new nations arriving on the region’s shores in April, a variety of live RMB Q and A sessions were coordinated by [b]Minister of Labor[/b] [nation]HumanSanity[/nation]. Prominent Islanders and government officials took to the RMB to answer questions, provide guidance and welcome newcomers to the region. Thanks to [nation]Markanite[/nation], [nation]Kuriko[/nation], (Gaming User)[nation]Marxist Germany[/nation], [nation]Kanta Hame[/nation], [nation]THX1138[/nation], [nation]The Tasmanian Islands[/nation], [nation]HumanSanity[/nation],  [nation]HN67[/nation], [nation]Paffnia[/nation], and [nation]Jabberwocky[/nation] for guiding these essential orientation sessions.
~ [b]Chief Executive[/b] [nation]Markanite[/nation] proudly recognized two prominent nations with Awards in April: For their ongoing work on the front lines in the fight against Covid-19, health care professional [nation]Tuga Nation[/nation] was awarded the [url=]10000 Islands Purple Heart[/url] for outstanding bravery. To honour their recent election as [b]WA Secretary General[/b], and in recognition of their ongoing service to the region and the wider game, [b]WA Delegate[/b] [nation]Kuriko[/nation] was presented with [url=]The 10000 Islands Legion of Merit[/url] medal. Kuriko received yet more recognition from the International community, as outlined below:
[align=center][b]WA Affairs[/b][/align]

Congratulations to 10000 Islands Delegate [nation]Kuriko[/nation], who completed an exceptional run of success in April by receiving overwhelming support for [b]Commendation by the Security Council[/b]. Congratulations as well to [nation]Markanite[/nation] who co-authored the successful commendation. Also present among April’s XKI resolution authors was (Gaming User) [nation]Marxist Germany[/nation] 
Apr 01, 2020 SC [b][u][i]Condemn This Game[/i][/u][/b]: An April Fools Day gag resolution playing on the similarity between ‘this game’ as it refers to NS, and the name of an existing region.
Author: Lord Dominator
[b]10000 Islands discussion on this resolution[/b]: [url=]Link[/url]
[b]Regional vote[/b]: [color=green]For 2[/color] | [color=red]Against 9[/color]
[b]Delegate vote[/b]: [color=red]Against (weight 386)[/color]
[b]Final WA vote[/b]: [color=green]For 10540[/color] (67%) | [color=red]Against 5202[/color] (33%)
[b]Result[/b]: [color=green]Passed[/color] Apr 4, becoming SCR#299
Apr 10, 2020 SC [b][u][i]Commend Kuriko[/i][/u][/b]: Citing the target’s involvement in R/D, WA authorship, and service as regional Delegate
Author: Agalaesia
[b]10000 Islands discussion on this resolution[/b]: [url=]Link[/url]
[b]Regional vote[/b]: [color=green]For 6[/color] | [color=red]Against 1[/color] | [color=orange]Abstain 9[/color]
[b]Delegate vote[/b]: [color=orange]Abstain[/color]
[b]Final WA vote[/b]: [color=green]For 12251[/color] (80%) | [color=red]Against 3068[/color] (20%)
[b]Result[/b]: [color=green]Passed[/color] Apr 14, becoming SCR#300
Apr 14, 2020 SC [b][u][i]Condemn Nations Creating Regions For SC Props[/i][/u][/b]: Another gag SC proposal playing off the April Fools idea, and seeking to condemn a region created for the sole purpose of this exercise.
Author: Davelands
[b]10000 Islands discussion on this resolution[/b]: [url=]Link[/url]
[b]Regional vote[/b]: [color=green]For 2[/color] | [color=red]Against 11[/color] | [color=orange]Abstain 1[/color]
[b]Delegate vote[/b]: [color=red]Against[/color]
[b]Final WA vote[/b]: [color=green]For 1561[/color] (9%) | [color=red]Against 15041[/color] (91%)
[b]Result[/b]: [color=red]Failed[/color] to pass
Apr 18, 2020 SC [b][u][i]Repeal “Condemn This Game”[/i][/u][/b]: For the purpose of revoking the April Fools Day gag resolution.
Author: Morover
[b]10000 Islands discussion on this resolution[/b]: [url=]Link[/url]
[b]Regional vote[/b]: [color=green]For 11[/color] | [color=red]Against 0[/color]
[b]Delegate vote[/b]: [color=green]For[/color]
[b]Final WA vote[/b]: [color=green]For 12631[/color] (59%) | [color=red]Against 8886[/color] (41%)
[b]Result[/b]: [color=green]Passed[/color] Apr 22, becoming SCR#301

Apr 20, 2020 GA [b][u][i]Prevention Of Forced Sterilisation[/i][/u][/b]: Seeking to limit nations in the practice of sterilizing their citizens, particularly as a response to a criminal act or as a means to control population.
Author: Maowi
[b]10000 Islands discussion on this resolution[/b]: [url=]Link[/url]
[b]Regional vote[/b]: [color=green]For 14[/color] | [color=red]Against 0[/color]
[b]Delegate vote[/b]: [color=green]For (weight 673)[/color]
[b]Final WA vote[/b]: [color=green]For 20764[/color] (87%) | [color=red]Against 2989[/color] (13%)
[b]Result[/b]: [color=green]Passed[/color] Apr 24, becoming GAR#486
Apr 22, 2020 SC [b][u][i]Commend The Holy Principality of Saint Mark[/i][/u][/b]: Highlighting the target’s engagement in multiple regions, diplomatic work, and journalistic contributions to NS.
Author: The Unified Missourtama States
[b]10000 Islands discussion on this resolution[/b]: [url=]Link[/url]
[b]Regional vote[/b]: [color=green]For 7[/color] | [color=red]Against 2[/color] | [color=orange]Abstain 4[/color]
[b]Delegate vote[/b]: [color=green]For (weight 705)[/color]
[b]Final WA vote[/b]: [color=green]For 16164[/color] (71%) | [color=red]Against 6701[/color] (29%)
[b]Result[/b]: [color=green]Passed[/color] Apr 26, becoming SCR#302
Apr 24, 2020 GA [b][u][i]On Marijuana[/i][/u][/b]: An effort to harmonize permissive international law around cannabis use, as well as providing clemency for those previously convicted of marijuana related crime.
Author: Vhaovamer
[b]10000 Islands discussion on this resolution[/b]: [url=]Link[/url]
[b]Regional vote[/b]: [color=green]For 4[/color] | [color=red]Against 12[/color] | [color=orange]Abstain 1[/color]
[b]Delegate vote[/b]: [color=red]Against (weight 715)[/color]
[b]Final WA vote[/b]: [color=green]For 5952[/color] (25%) | [color=red]Against 17433[/color] (75%)
[b]Result[/b]: [color=red]Failed[/color] to pass.
Apr 26, 2020 SC [b][u][i]Condemn Deruuu[/i][/u][/b]: An IC resolution seeking to condemn the target for bringing server-overwhelming traffic to the NS server
Author: A Mean Old Man
[b]10000 Islands discussion on this resolution[/b]: [url=]Link[/url]
[b]Regional vote[/b]: [color=green]For 3[/color] | [color=red]Against 13[/color]
[b]Delegate vote[/b]: [color=red]Against (weight 736)[/color]
[b]Final WA vote[/b]: [color=green]For 2169[/color] (91%) | [color=red]Against 21214[/color] (9%)
[b]Result[/b]: [color=red]Failed[/color] to pass
Apr 28, 2020 SC [b][u][i]Repeal "Reproductive Freedoms"[/i][/u][/b]: An effort to rescind existing legislation providing unfettered access to abortion throughout the WA realm.
Author: Marxist Germany
[b]10000 Islands discussion on this resolution[/b]: [url=]Link[/url]
[b]Regional vote[/b]: [color=green]For 6[/color] | [color=red]Against 12[/color] |
[b]Delegate vote[/b]: [color=red]Against (weight 796)[/color]
[b]Final WA vote[/b]: [color=green]For 5730[/color] (23%) | [color=red]Against 19114[/color] (77%)
[b]Result[/b]: [color=red]Failed[/color] to pass

[align=center][b]XKI Game-Side[/b][/align]

This month’s curated collection of RMB posts offer a glimpse into one (very busy) day in the life of 10000 Islands, as the new nations poured in...

[url=]We think so too[/url]
[url=]Kuriko would agree[/url]
[url=]Thanks for spoiling our party, Drew[/url]
[url=]Herd world problems[/url]
[url=] Armstrong? Young? You’ll have to be more specific[/url]
[url=]The RMB has that effect[/url]
[url=]A friend indeed[/url]

April’s [b]Regional Poll of The Month[/b] by [nation]Woonsocket[/nation] was a little [url=]something to sink your teeth into[/url]

[align=center][b]10000 Islands Best Flag and Motto Competition Winning Entries[/b][/align]

As mentioned in the [b]Around The Islands[/b] section of this dispatch, 10000 Islands hosted an International Flag and Motto Competition in April. After several rounds of qualifying voting, the [url=]final round of voting[/url] revealed the most popular flag.

Congratulations to [nation]Penguin Dictators[/nation] of [region]Wintreath[/region] on having the most popular flag, and taking [b]first prize[/b]

The [b]runner up[/b] prize was awarded to [nation]This nation does not exist[/nation] owned by prominent Islander [nation]Shy Guyia[/nation]

Winner of [b]Best Motto[/b] was nation [b]The Element of[/b] [nation]Surprise[/nation] with the motto [i][b]”Didn’t See That Coming”[/b][/i]. Congratulations to [nation]Paffnia[/nation] who owns the nation, and took [b]first prize[/b].

The [b]runner-up[/b] for best motto was [nation]Dabberwocky[/nation] of [region]The United Federations[/region] with their nation [b]Elon Musk[/b] and motto [i][b]”No Rights, No Worries”[/b][/i]

[align=right]Until next month, your 10KI Update Staff is signing off - [nation]THX1138[/nation][/align]

The Empire of Kuriko