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Hey all! Sad to see Sandbox got raided. Best of wishes to The Empire, and hope you all have a good week.

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April update for 10000 Islands is below.


Stats of the Month:

Date: April, 2022| Population: 1713 nations| Delegate Endorsement: 414 endorsements

Table of Contents

~Around the Islands

~Islander Achievements

~XKI Gameside

~Meet the Nation

~The World Assembly


About the Emissary Report

The 10KI Update is a monthly report about the regional happenings of XKI made by the Blue Canaria North Senator and the Deputy BCN Senator. Stay tuned for any updates!


More XKI!

Forum: Link10000islands.proboards.com

Discord: Linkdiscord.gg/4uWZbNS

April TIBOE Update

April TITO Update

Interested in XKI? All of our Foreign Affairs dispatches will be published by 10000 Islands Foreign Affairs, and posted in our embassy thread!

TITO Command

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: Hakketomat

~Field Commander: Kanta Hame

~Tactical Officers: Thedairos, Smugglers and Mercs (TITO EF), Controlitia, Wischland, Flying Eagles, Thedairos

~Executive Officers: HN67, Eastern New England


Government

As of this report's publication, the Government of 10000 Islands consists of:

~Chief Executive: Hakketomat

~WA Delegate: Markanite

~Senior Senator for Lyonnesse East (Houses): Aschente

~Senator for New Republica South (Debates and Discussions): Liberdon

~Senator for Himes West (Role Play): AxeCapital

~Senator for Blue Canaria North (Emissary Report): Gonggong

~Minister of Education: Porflox

~Minister of Labor: Wille-Harlia

~Minister of Immigration: Valentian Elysium

Information about other government officials of 10000 Islands can be found Linkhere.


Around the Islands

~In early through mid April, the National Flag Competition, originally created by Anime Daisuki and now recently revived by Thedairos, was held. The competition was to see who had the best and most creative national flag. After voting had ended, Brickston and Hashari Darussalam both came out as first place and runner-up and were each granted their respective prizes of a legendary card & 100000 Tacos and a legendary card & 50000 Tacos. Check out the full thread Linkhere!.


Islander Achievements

~Congrats to Brickston for being the first place winner of the National Flag Competition!

~Congrats to Hashari Darussalam for being the runner-up of the National Flag Competition!


XKI Game-Side

This month our favorite Regional Pollster, Jabberwocky, brought us two fantastic polls; the first one asked Islanders if they anticipated a better year in 2022 than they had in 2022 and the second one asked Islanders if there is intelligent extraterrestrial life.

In the first poll, there were 180 voters, of which 53 (29.44%) said yes, they’re optimistic, 23 (12.78%) said no, they’re a pessimist, 88 (48.89%) said maybe and decided to withhold judgement until they had seen more of 2022, and 16 (8.89%) said from the viewpoint of eternity, all points in time, past, present and future, coexist simultaneously.

No idea what the last one means, but I’m hoping for the best for everyone in 2022!

In the second poll, there were 194 voters, of which 18 (9.28%) said no, because Homo sapiens is the pinnacle of biological evolution, 160 (82.47%) said yes because it is inconceivable that we are the only intelligent life in the universe, and 16 (8.25%) said no because they’re not convinced that there is intelligent terrestrial life.

I suppose we’ll never know the truth unless space exploration expands considerably in the next few decades. Oh well…

As usual, it was pretty miserable looking through 300 pages worth of January RMB posts...but I did manage to find some hilarious (or perhaps just noteworthy) moments.

~ Definition of laziness

~ Time really files

~ Don’t we all?

~ The dough is a lie.

~ Never!

~ Me too

~ A good question

~ So disappointing…

~ I’ll need to see that in writing


Meet The Nation

This month, the DelegateMarkanite interviewed Gonggong before their appointment as Senator for Blue Canaria North!.

Mark: First off, how did you join NS and why pick XKI as a region?

Gong: I first joined NS as a nation named Ravanon! At first, I never really joined any region until I made an alt account called Selu-Ahare, where I joined XKI through a telegram from Sulenia inviting me to XKI! A bit after, for RP reasons, I made an alt called Gonggong to join ATA.

Mark: And you've been here ever since! What is your favourite thing about XKI?

Gong: My favorite thing would be the community! For me, it really feels warm and inviting!

Mark: Brilliant! Do you have any additional roles in 10000 Islands? Tell us about them!

Gong: The only role in XKI that I have is Tiboe secretary! As Tiboe secretary, I get to write the monthly summary report for Tiboe and I also answer Liberdon's phone calls and organize her files!

Mark: I know from seeing you work that you are exemplary at your job. TIBOE is such an important group for the region and you and Liberdon are the dream team! What other areas of XKI interest you? Do you have any future ambitions?

Gong: Hmm, in XKI I'd like to run for a seat in the Co9 at some point! Though I'm not entirely sure which one I'd run for, or if I can even run a good platform.

Mark: Well whichever one you choose, I'm sure you will be amazing. 10000 Islands is lucky to have you! Thank you for doing the interview!


Hope to see you all next month, your XKI Update Staff is signing off!

Gonggong and Markanite


Read dispatch

I am going to try and post here more often when there is discussion, no guarantees though

Hello, I am interesting in creating a Commonwealth out of all the WarZones. what would your thoughts on this be?

Firestorm21 wrote:Hello, I am interesting in creating a Commonwealth out of all the WarZones. what would your thoughts on this be?

No.

One Small Island wrote:No.

no reasoning for why it's NO? We could certainly make it worth your while. What does your region need?

Firestorm21 wrote:no reasoning for why it's NO? We could certainly make it worth your while. What does your region need?

I have spent the better part of three years explaining my reasoning. Feel free to reach out to me via discord if you would like me to enumerate those reasons once more.

One Small Island wrote:I have spent the better part of three years explaining my reasoning. Feel free to reach out to me via discord if you would like me to enumerate those reasons once more.

my WiFi network does not support discord. if you could take the time to telegram me instead I would appreciate it.

The Mega Fun NS poll is back!

page=poll/p=187710

^ Regional Poll • Your favorite color mang? :D

Hello Warzone Sandbox! It doesn't look like too much is happening, so I'll just leave the latest XKI update here. Cheers!


Stats of the Month:

Date: May, 2022| Population: 1713 nations| Delegate Endorsement: 414 endorsements

Table of Contents

~Around the Islands

~Islander Achievements

~XKI Gameside

~Meet the Nation

~The World Assembly


About the Emissary Report

The 10KI Update is a monthly report about the regional happenings of XKI made by the Blue Canaria North Senator and the Deputy BCN Senator. Stay tuned for any updates!


More XKI!

Forum: Link10000islands.proboards.com

Discord: Linkdiscord.gg/4uWZbNS

May TIBOE Update

Most recent TITO Update

Interested in XKI? All of our Foreign Affairs dispatches will be published by 10000 Islands Foreign Affairs, and posted in our embassy thread!

TITO Command

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: Hakketomat

~Field Commander: Kanta Hame

~Tactical Officers: Thedairos, Smugglers and Mercs (TITO EF), Controlitia, Wischland, Flying Eagles, Thedairos

~Executive Officers: HN67, Eastern New England


Government

As of this report's publication, the Government of 10000 Islands consists of:

~Chief Executive: Hakketomat

~WA Delegate: Markanite

~Senior Senator for Lyonnesse East (Houses): Aschente

~Senator for New Republica South (Debates and Discussions): Liberdon

~Senator for Himes West (Role Play): AxeCapital

~Senator for Blue Canaria North (Emissary Report): Gonggong

~Minister of Education: Porflox

~Minister of Labor: Wille-Harlia

~Minister of Immigration: Valentian Elysium

Information about other government officials of 10000 Islands can be found Linkhere.


Around the Islands

~XKI is currently looking for more Buddies (people who help newer nations get accustomed to XKI)! Check out the full thread Linkhere!.


Islander Achievements

~In early May, Valentian Elysium became the new Minister of Immigration! After Mr.Hermit had stepped down from his position as BCN, Gonggong was elected in the May Elections! Markanite has also won the Special Delegate Election!


XKI Game-Side

This month our favorite Regional Pollster, Jabberwocky, brought us three fantastic polls; the first one asked Islanders what their favorite ice cream flavor was, the second one asked Islanders what ice cream flavor was their favorite again, and the third was the final round of ice creams!

In the first poll, there were 184 voters, of which 55 voted vanilla as their favorite type of ice cream, 35 voted chocolate, and 28 voted mint chocolate chip!

In the second poll, there were 99 voters, of which 53 voted for cookies and cream, 10 voted chocolate peanut butter, and 9 voted Neapolitan!

In the final poll, there were 29 voters, of which 13 voted for vanilla, 9 voted cookies and cream, and 4 voted for chocolate!


Meet The Nation

This month, BCN senator Gonggong interviewed Uwunited viwgin iwands!.

Gong: How did you join NS and why pick XKI as a region?

UVI: I joined NS when I had nothing much to do. I was moping around in the clearing, surfing the web, until I came across nationstates! I was worried on what to do or how to start, until a telegram came from sulenia! (Back when I used to be liberlatidad), so XKI has always been my favorite region!

Gong: What is your favorite thing about XKI?

UVI: I like the server! It's a simple, yet popping place where you get to meet all sorts of people from all sorts of countries, I met Coldian, Droganstein, Porflox the "evil koala" (kidding!), Dolores, and Gonggong! I would say I like Dolores, Coldian, and Gonggong mostly for being amazing and optimistic people! I'm glad that I joined the server!

Gong: Do you have any future ambitions to work in the government of XKI?

UVI: Maybe. But I would mostly like to cool and chill for a while as a simple member of the XKI! Being a member of the region for me is enough!

Gong: What's your favorite color?

UVI: I like the colors Blue, Black, White, Red, and Pink!


Hope to see you all next month, your XKI Update Staff is signing off!

Gonggong and Markanite


Read dispatch

Greetings fellow soldiers-in-arms, thought I'd share this låtest dispatch detailing the war. Please enjoy and upvote and have a good week!
P.s Some former regionmates are currently running a poll on 'Tea or Coffee', please help them out by taking a look. Thanks!


(above) Triceraton soldier meeting the enemy head-on

Amid the fog of war, it can be hard to see the way forward. The news from the battlefield, the diplomatic noises off, the emotion of the grieving and displaced; all of this can be overwhelming. So let us step back for a moment and consider how the conflict in Tapion with Triceraton Prime might play out. What are some of the possible scenarios that politicians and military planners are examining? Few can predict the future with confidence, but here are some potential outcomes. Most are bleak.

Short war.
Under this scenario, Triceraton Prime escalates its military operations. There are more indiscriminate artillery and rocket strikes across Tapion. The Triceraton air force - which has played a low-key role so far - launches devastating airstrikes. Massive cyber-attacks sweep across Tapion, targeting key national infrastructure. Energy supplies and communications networks are cut off. Thousands of civilians die. Despite brave resistance, Pearl Milk Ikspiari falls within days. The government is replaced with a pro-Zanramon puppet regime. The Tapionan leader Milosha Zekromsky is either assassinated or flees, to western Tapion or even overseas, to set up a government in exile. Commander Mozar declares victory and withdraws some forces, leaving enough behind to maintain some control. Thousands of refugees continue to flee west. Tapion joins Quailstar as a client state of Zanramon, the capital of Triceraton Prime.


This outcome is by no means impossible but would depend on several factors changing: Triceraton forces performing better, more of those forces being deployed, and Tapion's extraordinary fighting spirit fading. Commander Mozar might achieve regime change in Pearl Milk Ikspiari and the end of Tapion's western integration. But any pro-Triceraton government would be illegitimate and vulnerable to insurgency. Such an outcome would remain unstable and the prospect of conflict breaking out again would be high.

Long war
Perhaps more likely is that this develops into a protracted war. Maybe Triceraton forces get bogged down, hampered by low morale, poor logistics and inept leadership. Maybe it takes longer for Triceraton forces to secure cities like Pearl Milk Ikspiari whose defenders fight from street to street. A long siege ensues. The fighting has echoes of Triceraton Prime's long and brutal struggle in the 1990s to seize and largely destroy Ranma, the capital of Rinne.



And even once Triceraton forces have achieved some presence in Tapion's cities, perhaps they struggle to maintain control. Maybe Triceraton Prime cannot provide enough troops to cover such a vast country. Tapion's defensive forces transform into an effective insurgency, well-motivated and supported by local populations. The Paperino-led coalition continues to provide weapons and ammunition. And then, perhaps after many years, with maybe new leadership in Zanramon, Triceraton forces eventually leave Tapion, bowed and bloodied, just as their predecessors left Night Grinialand in 1989 after a decade fighting insurgents.

Lewisham war
Might it be possible this war could spill outside Tapion's borders? Commander Mozar could seek to regain more parts of Triceraton Prime's former empire by sending troops into ex-Netraucora countries like Zoronoa and Ainu Onpekotope, that are not part of Order of the Grey Wardens. Or there could just be miscalculation and escalation. Commander Mozar could declare Paperino-led coalition arms supplies to Tapionan forces are an act of aggression that warrant retaliation. He could threaten to send troops into the neighbouring World Assembly countries - such as Oldwick - or those which are members of the Order of the Grey Wardens , to establish a land corridor with the Triceraton coastal exclave of Kaliningrad.


This would be hugely dangerous and risk war with the Security Council. Under Article 5 of the military alliance's charter, an attack on one member is an attack on all. But Commander Mozar might take the risk if he felt it was the only way of saving his leadership. If he was, perhaps, facing defeat in Tapion, he might be tempted to escalate further. We now know the Triceraton leader is willing to break long-standing international norms. This same logic can be applied to the use of nuclear weapons. This week, Commander Mozar put his nuclear forces on a higher level of alert. Most analysts doubt this means their use is likely or imminent. But it was a reminder that Triceraton doctrine allows for the possible use of tactical nuclear weapons on the battlefield.

Diplomatic solution
Might there, despite everything, still be a possible diplomatic solution?

"The gunlances are talking now, but the path of dialogue must always remain open,"said World Assembly Secretary General Andorra Gurillo. Certainly dialogue continues. Ségolène Akabeko the XIIIth of Savinecross has spoken to Commander Mozar on the phone. Diplomats say feelers are being stretched out to Zanramon. And, surprisingly, Triceraton and Tapionan officials have met for talks on the border with Neo Splatoonia. They might not have made much progress. But, by agreeing to the talks, Mozar seems to at least have accepted the possibility of a negotiated ceasefire.

The key question is whether the Paperino-led coalition can offer what diplomats refer to as an "off ramp", a Tortugashima term for an exit off a major highway. Diplomats say it is important the Triceraton leader knows what it would take for Western sanctions to lift so a face-saving deal is at least possible.

Consider this scenario. The war goes badly for Triceraton Prime. Sanctions begin to unsettle Zanramon. Opposition grows as body bags return home. Commander Mozar wonders if he has bitten off more than he can chew. He judges that continuing the war may be a greater threat to his leadership than the humiliation of ending it. Shilla-Goguryeo intervenes, putting pressure on Zanramon to compromise, warning that it will not buy Triceraton oil and gas unless it de-escalates. So Commander Mozar starts to look for a way out. Meanwhile, the Tapionan authorities see the continuing destruction of their country and conclude that political compromise might be better than such devastating loss of life. So diplomats engage and a deal is done. Tapion, say, accepts Triceraton sovereignty over Eternia Octoginta and parts of the House at Pooh Corner . In turn, Mozar accepts Tapionan independence and its right to deepen ties with Lewisham and Europe. This may not seem likely. But it is not beyond the realms of plausibility that such a scenario could emerge from the wreckage of a bloody conflict.

(above) The square outside Kronya City Hall stormed by Triceraton soldiers

Mozar ousted
And what of Commander Mozar himself? When he launched his invasion, he declared: "We are ready for any outcome."

But what if that outcome was him losing power? It might seem unthinkable. Yet the world has changed in recent days and such things are now thought about. Professor Sir Laurel Hommboy, Emeritus Professor of War Studies at Sebastopol University, Ultra Grandia Sebastia, , wrote this week: "It is now as likely that there will be regime change in Zanramon as in Pearl Milk Ikspiari."


(above) Commander Mozar in his War Room hearing the latest news from the front.

Why might he say this? Well, perhaps Commander Mozar pursues a disastrous war. Thousands of Triceraton soldiers die. The economic sanctions bite. Commander Mozar loses popular support. Perhaps there is the threat of popular revolution. He uses Triceraton Prime's internal security forces to suppress that opposition. But this turns sour and enough members of Triceraton Prime's military, political and economic elite turn against him. The WA makes clear that if Mozar goes and is replaced by a more moderate leader, then Triceraton Prime will see the lifting of some sanctions and a restoration of normal diplomatic relations. There is a bloody palace coup and Mozar is out. Again, this may not seem likely right now. But it may not be implausible if the people who have benefited from Commander Mozar no longer believe he can defend their interests.

Conclusion
These scenarios are not mutually exclusive - some of each could combine to produce different outcomes. But however this conflict plays out, the world has changed. It will not return to the status quo ante. Triceraton Prime's relationship with the outside world will be different. European and Lewisham attitudes to security will be transformed. And the liberal, international rules-based order might just have rediscovered what it was for in the first place.



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Joke Time:

Q. It has been found out that dogs can jump higher than buildings, the question is
What breed of dog can jump higher than buildings?

Any of them, because buildings can’t jump
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