Primo Order for House of Commons 2021 | #New People, New Horizons! Vote for Primo Order!
I'm in Thaecia from April 2020 and I want to do more for this fantastic region;
I am already trying to improve this region as a volunteer in various sectors, recruiter, soldier, Honorable Attorney (member of Thaecian Bar Association) and member of Thaecian Citizenship Verification Team, but I feel that it is not enough, I feel that I want to do more and it is with that that I have the honor and the joy to announce that: I will run for the general elections of The House of Commons of February 2021 as a member of New Thaecia Now!
I am really willing and eager to improve change this region for the better, I will leverage every single day as a member of parliament to improve and learn more and thus serve all of you better by gaining more and more experience.
-I'm italian, so I use the CET, Central European Time!
-As you will notice my favourite color is red!
1.Strengthening the Democracy; Yes, you heard right, I think that we need to boost it because with the help of my Strengthening the Democracy plan, I'll make sure that everyone's voices are heard;
2.Maybe you've already figured it out, it's Decreasing the Bureaucracy; the bureaucracy slows down our work and, eliminating a few unnecessary procedures, we will be even more efficient, to return to serve you better and to improve the region. An example of what I would approve as a law that decrease the bureaucracy is the Congressional Reduction Act and all the laws related to it.
3.As my slogan says,(New People, New Horizons!) Pro-Newcomers Laws, because in this period I have seen how difficult it is for a newcomer to understand everything, go look for documents, read them all, have someone explain them to them and find them when they don't find them; I spent a week like this with a newcomer (Clarance heheh) who wanted to know everything about thaecia (history, politics, elections, laws, constitution etc.) and it seemed to be at war: clearly something needs to be done, that's why I personally support and promote this type of policy.
Proposals To Reach New Horizons
Reduction of Congress (Congressional Reduction Act)
Decreasing the Bureaucracy
Re-structure and Re-design of ministries (like Judiciary Reform Act)
Decreasing the Bureaucracy/Strengthening the Democracy
Strengthening the L.R.004 Position Restriction Act
Strengthening the Democracy
Outlaw military operations during elections (amend L.R.040 Military Commission Act)
Strengthening the Democracy
Re-structure of the Newcomers Introduction System
The Islamic Country of Honour
-Primo Order in NS and Primo Order#1201 in Discord
List of Presidents and Prime Ministers of Thaecia by time in office
Xernon was the only President of Thaecia to leave office and return for another term four months later. All Presidents except Titanne sought and won election to a second term in office. Xernon is the only President to have left the office during his term- a few days after inauguration- where The Marconian State won the by-election for the Presidency serving the remainder of this term. Both Andusre and Korsinia won second terms in office, where Rayekka and The Bigtopia did not seek second terms. All Prime Ministers served their full length in office.
Xernon spent the shortest singular term in office, while also spending the longest overall term in office. Titanne spent the shortest overall term in office. Xernon is the only Thaecian president to have served more than two terms. Andusre spent the longest term in office, whilst Rayekka spent the shortest term in office. No Prime Minister has served longer than two terms.
As there is no law in Thaecia or Constitutional Procedure that specifically defines when an election is held, terms may vary wildly depending on scheduling by the Electoral Commission. An election must be held once every four months for the Presidency and Prime Ministership, but there is no specific date that the elections must be held on.
Prime Ministers by time in office
Length in Days
Order of Premiership
Number of Terms
1st • 05/03/2019 - 08/11/2019
2 full terms[a]
3rd • 29/02/2020 - 02/11/2020
2 full terms
4th • 02/11/2020 - 14/03/2021
1 full term
2nd • 08/11/2019 - 29/02/2020
1 full term
5th • 14/03/2021 - present
Presidents by time in office
Length in Days
Order of Presidency
Number of Terms
1st • 05/03/2019 - 29/02/2020
3 full terms[a]; ejected from WA 2 days into fourth term
4th • 11/07/2020[c] - 14/03/2021
1 full term & 1 partial term
2nd • 29/02/2020 - 28/06/2020
1 full term
5th • 14/03/2021 - present
a.a, b Terms do not include their tenures as Interim Prime Minister and Interim President respectively.
b. Xernon's first term set lasted 361 days, of which he did not seek re-election, returning 4 months later where he served only 2 days.
c. Won a Presidential by-election.
Ermica smashing libs on the Discord server
I chose to join the Thaecian Conservative Union because I believe it represents my views the best. Personally, I value transparency and honesty over all else when it comes to elected officials. That's why I will explain a few of my beliefs to you, the people of Thaecia.
-Foreign Policy: I am an isolationist. While I think interregional cooperation has some positives, I think that Thaecian interests and struggles should always come first.
-Congressional Confirmations: I support moving judicial confirmations to the House and Minister confirmations to the Senate. This change would speed up the House and improve efficiency.
-Recruitment: I support current recruitment efforts.
Good Morning/Afternoon/Evening to Thaecians wherever you are and I hope you are safe and doing well Insha'Allah. So, as you have known, a few weeks ago, I had declared my intention to run for the Prime Minister of Thaecia, and now, I can formally launch my campaign, Alhamdulillah, with the completion of the roadmap! Make sure to give this a read, and if you have any questions, feel free to ask me in telegrams or through Discord DMs! I'll be more than happy to answer them :)))
Credit goes to Rivogna for this really nice flag Masha'Allah!
Manifestos have in the recent past, gained notoriety for being associated with promises not meant to be kept and just mere election gimmicks, but I don’t want it to be like that. I want this dispatch to serve as material that will guide me on how I’ll progress with the mandate I am seeking. I want this dispatch to be a roadmap to the immediate future of our region.
My prime focus will be on fixing the issues concerning our internal affairs. For too long, we have only relied on Foreign Policy and Legislative success to push us ahead, but what’s the use of legislating if we can’t build a strong internal core. Whenever one goes to NS Politics on Discord, most would see foreign affairs issues or legislative issues being discussed but it’s about time we also finally take the initiative of rejuvenating the Executive through strengthening its internal components. For us to improve on the gains we have made so far Alhamdulillah, it’s imperative for us not to become complacent and always focus on improving to the next level. Sky’s the limit after all! ! Strengthening ourselves internally will also make us stronger on the foreign stage, so that’s the approach we should take. We can’t give a second preference to our internal components anymore.
The Cabinet: The cabinet will be the most important organ of the Executive, and thus the main decision-making body of The Executive Branch. The four ministries under it will be the Ministry of Home Affairs, Culture Ministry, and Justice Ministry, and Foreign Affairs Ministry. Each Ministry will be led by a Minister appointed by the Prime Minister and they will be assisted by a Deputy Minister. As Prime Minister, I will encourage my Ministers to prioritize delegating tasks to its staff rather than making two-three people do all the work. This leads to efficiency as the work will be done faster and not only that, it also leads to greater participation of the citizens in the Ministry’s works, thus ensuring an engaged citizenry. I will, however, leave it up to the Ministers to determine how they decide to set their Ministry up, as, in my view, they should be given adequate operational independence while the Prime Minister will keep a regular look at the progress of each Ministry to ensure they are putting in their best!
The Secretariats: The Secretariats will be the second-most important branch of the Executive. There will be two secretariats, Secretariat of Role-play and Worldbuilding, and Secretariat of Defense. They will be semi-autonomous organizations, which means they’ll be mostly independent of the Cabinet, and will be allowed to chart their own course by themselves. They will be led by a Secretary, and the Secretary will have the final say on how he/she wishes to organize his/her secretariat. The Prime Minister will only intervene in their affairs if it affects the functioning of any other Ministry of the Cabinet.
The PMO Departments: The PMO Departments will be run directly from the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) and it will be headed by a person delegated by the PMO. The Head of the Department will not be confirmed by the Congress (which also saves the time of the Congress) and will be appointed by the PM. The PM will be in charge of working out all the details of such departments.
Develop a decent second-rung of leadership: As we have seen in the last few terms, despite new citizens thronging into our region, we haven’t quite been able to shed our dependence on the older citizens to lead the departments/ministries. This might create a big leadership vacuum in the future once these older citizens retire/take a break. Keeping this in mind, I’ll take the initiative to ensure every Ministry develops a contingency plan in case this arises in the future. Every Ministry shall take the initiative to develop two individuals who they feel can take the Ministry’s reins in the future and ensure they are prepared to lead a Ministry by the end of their four-month tenures. They’ll be required to inform the Cabinet of the progress of these two individuals and the Prime Minister will closely monitor it as well. This will ensure we don’t have any lack of leadership when we need them the most.
Developing an engaged Executive Staff: As we have seen in the last few months, the interest in serving in the Executive has been at an all-time low, despite sufficient advertising. We need to bring a quick-fix to this as the Executive can’t survive without a disengaged and diminishing staff. For this, I plan to create some incentives for them to serve. I plan to create a points-based system where every staff will get a point earned for every task they accomplish and there will be a leadership board created and the top 3 accomplishers will be rewarded at the end of each time period, for say, one month. This will create an environment of excitement and motivate them to participate more, besides, motivating them as well. We also need to remove the perception that the Executive isn’t a better career launching pad than the Legislative Branch. The truth is that Primary executive jobs like Ministers, Secretaries, are far more prestigious jobs than Senators/MPs, and I’ll adhere to an informal rule that someone who has never worked in the Executive will not be considered for the post of a Minister. We need to create a perception that the Executive jobs make someone better-prepared for further success in the region, which actually holds true for most of the people in the region.
Transparency: Now I know, this is something that is a bare minimum for any administration that is in place. But still, I wanted to address this issue, as you should know every inch of my possible administration’s policy. Many of the times, the public is not aware of the work/programs a Ministry has been undertaking and creates a gap between the public and the administrators, which should undoubtedly be bridged. Under my watch, each ministry of the cabinet will release a dispatch detailing the works that have been done on their part in the last one month, and this allows the public to know what the Ministries, that are integral organs of the Executive, are up-to. Monthly reports will be sent out for each Ministry on the 7th of every month!
Legislative-Executive Relations: I strongly believe that if there exist any legal issues which need to be solved by amending/creating a law, the first thing that the Ministry should do is establish contact with the elected lawmakers and work on a solution to the existing problem. I am a strong proponent for legislative-executive relations, and believe both the branches should work together when we have an issue on hand that concerns both the branches, rather than one branch sidestepping the other. That being said, in the recent past, I have seen legislators voting for bills that force Executives to implement ideas that they don’t have any plan for. My message to those legislators: “If you want to ensure your executive ideas are implemented, work in the Executive. You can’t expect to sit in the Congress and change the Executive from there” If the legislators don’t hesitate to steamroll their ideas onto us, I won’t also hesitate to veto the bill if I can. There should be co-operation between both the branches. Period.
My stance on the alignment of our Military: I strongly believe that the military should be independent when the issue of alignment comes to fore. As a region who’s just newly experimenting with a military, which has since received much public support in the past few days, we should give the Military the flexibility to operate and choose its own alignment, and if we declare a stance early on without even experimenting, it might undo months and years of hard-work. Without experiment or taking a look first, we can’t decide what the best is for us, and what’s best for other regions might not be the best for us.
Continuing our co-operation with militaries of our allies: It’s worth noting that only a tiny percentage of the people in the region, has adequate knowledge about R/D, and given the rising interest in the military, we need to give the new participants in our military sufficient experience which can be attained only through co-operation and collaborating with allies who have had militaries for years now. The military of Thaecia is in infant stages, and we need ample experience before we can organize a large operation on our own.
Work on citizenship reforms to ensure the Military personnel don’t face problems with the citizenship:
I am going to admit, something we all know, that when the citizenship system was decided, the authors didn’t keep in mind the possible addition of a regional military, due to which the current citizenship system heavily disfavors those who serve in our regional military. Within a week of assuming office Insha’Allah, I’ll seek to sit with all the stakeholders in this issue, the Military, the Home Affairs Ministry and the Legislators, and find a solution to this significant problem by the time the midterms strike. For our military to succeed, it’s imperative we create a fair environment for them.
This secretariat won’t experience much of a change from the running tenure, except for one glaring one. The Prime Minister and the Cabinet, will not interfere in the affairs concerning this secretariat. I have however decided to add the worldbuilding aspect to the secretariat, giving it an official recognition which will help it to attract more residents while also opening up one more way to get involved in the region for those who are interested. The only change, thus, will be official recognition of the unofficial regional worldbuilding which has been going on for some time.
Increasing the proportion of manually sent recruitment telegrams
Manual recruitment not only has the advantage that it doesn’t involve the spending of IRL money, but it’s also much more effective. Manually sent recruitment telegrams are more likely to reach the newly created nations faster than the stamp and API telegrams, and thus our conversion rate will undoubtedly be higher for manual tgs and we’ll also get to recruit a higher number of nations Insha’Allah. Now, I understand the apathy of the people to participate in it. So, I’ll take a top-to-down approach, I’ll highly encouraged my appointed Ministers and Secretaries to send atleast 10-20 manual telegrams a day, and perhaps, will encourage the Congress to take up such an initiative, so once the common citizens see the top brass of the region engage themselves in these, they’ll also be encouraged to participate. And manually sent recruitment telegram is the safest choice at any time. For example, in our region, it’s safe to say 75-80% of the stamps donated to us are from Andusre, but if for some reasons, he would have to stop that for some time, imagine the decline in recruits, even though we have an API recruitment program running at the same time. So, it’s imperative we lessen our reliance on stamp telegrams and switch a little bit to manual recruitment.
Improving on the Data and Statistics Departments
I can say from my experience, the Data and Statistics Department has helped me a lot when making decisions, and most importantly, it helps in assessing the progress we as a region have made in terms of WA population growth and everything. It also helps in ensuring transparency as the citizens can now judge the performance our region in recruitment and can raise concerns based on that. I’ll absolutely continue that, and will also add more cool stuff to it, like graphs, charts, bars and many more graphics, Insha’Allah! This will help in allowing the citizens to compare the stats more easily and will help to raise their interest in checking these stuff out more.
Extending the Welcome Team’s operations to Discord
Both, Mr. Toerana and Mr. Brototh, had raised the suggestion that our welcoming new nations initiative should be expanded to Discord as well since a significant number of players make their way to our region through our server, and they might fail to receive the same level of welcome the people who join through NS, get and this is unfair for them, when they could be as valuable as the members we get through the conventional ways. It’ll function in the same way as the RMB Welcome Team does, with a set number of nations assigned to assist them through their initial stages of their life in Thaecia.
Revamping the Bar Council Exams and the Bar itself in co-operation with the relevant authorities
Nowadays, bar council exams are just a mere formality. However, it should not be like that. We need to ensure every attorney is well-qualified and will be able to serve any client they are asked to. IRL, Bar Council Exams are usually the most competitive exams out there and a place in the council is of high prestige, but it’s not that case in Thaecia. So, the Justice Ministry will work with the relevant authorities and make the exams a lot more competitive, there will not be just some straightforward MCQs, but hypothetical case questions, to which they’ll answer what they should do and why, and many more challenging questions! That’ll also generate some much-needed interest in our judicial affairs and improve the quality of our attorneys.
A separate team to monitor the legality of any law passed, and any possible interpretational problems
At times, we see that, some very vague sections/sub-sections exist, which can be interpreted in a way most of the people or the author didn’t intend it to be, for example, the earlier clause about the reduction of the Congress. At the same time, we sometimes also notice that there are some issues with the legality of some bills which have already passed the Congress without the congressmen noticing the flaw. The Law Ministry will have a team who’ll skim through the bills and see if any legal problem might arise out of them, and search for solutions or reach out to the Court for further rulings.
Continuing with our efforts to strengthen relations with like-minded regions and the expansion of our presence on the foreign arena
In the last 7-8 months, we went from having an isolationist foreign policy to having embassies with some of the largest and most prestigious regions, so it’s safe to say it’s one sector I am highly pleased with, credit to the authorities responsible for it in the last 8 months. I’ll not seek a change in that status and will continue the efforts currently being carried out by the Foreign Ministry to boost relations with our allies, and at the same time, build relations with more regions at the same time. Isolationism is a thing of the past, and we are certainly not going to look back!
Creation of a scouting team to check for regions who have the same ideology as us and with whom, we can establish relations
NationStates has a huge number of large sized UCRs(with 150-200+ nations), and we have established regions with only a slight percentage of those regions, and it’ll be very difficult for the Foreign Minister to search and vet these regions, besides doing the bureaucratic works he/she is supposed to deal with, so a scouting team can assist him and the Foreign Affairs council, in working on this side. This idea was proposed by Tavallo, back then, I had opposed the bill because I felt and I still feel the Legislative Branch shouldn’t legalise something which can be done by the Executive without a law instead, and doesn’t force successive executives to add a department they might not have plans for, but in theory, the idea was a pretty good one, which I am looking forward to seeing in the next Foreign Affairs Ministry Insha’Allah.
Events every three-four days, not only during special occasions!
To keep our citizens entertained, the role of the Culture Ministry is imperative. To ensure this, we need to have an all-week or all-month schedule detailing the events being planned to be undertaken so the citizens can know when they can look forward to the events and remain motivated for the whole time. And at the same time, we need to ensure every citizen are actually made aware of the events that are gonna take place, and thus proper advertising also needs to be conducted at the same time. We’ll also at the same time, have a Cultural Affairs Council, who’ll be responsible for chalking out the plans and proposing new ideas!
Cultural Exchange Tours
As you know, cultural affairs needs an influx of ideas at all times, and these might be provided by Cultural Exchange tours to other regions, by this, our sponsored citizens can travel to an assigned region and witness the cultural events that region holds and take the positives from it, and suggest it to us. At the same time, we’ll also have some cultural exchange tourists from foreign regions, which also lets them know more about Thaecia and also plays a role in making us known to more and more people!
ThaeciaU, like the Thaecian Military, has had a rocky start since its inception and like how the Military was removed at one point, many people are also asking for its suspension. But it’s an institution which is worth a final try, it might be that the ThaeciaU could face a resurgence in its fate just like the TEA Insha’Allah. I am however removing it as a Ministry, as I don’t believe, there should be a ministry to oversee one single institution (the university), the Congress will also not have to confirm an additional Minister and thus will have its time saved and also, having it as a PMO department will also allow us to have much more flexibility in handling it.
It will not be as huge and widely-targeted as it was in the first stages of the inception of the ThaeciaU. It will mainly focus on educating the newly created nations on these courses: Thaecian Laws, Foreign Affairs, Recruitment, History. The History Course will consist of a factbook, and once the factbook is read, there will be an exam taken at the end, consisting of MCQs and Short Questions. Recrutiment and Foreign Affairs courses will have a teacher-to-students interaction model, meaning the classes will be held through text messages where the teacher will provide the lesson and students will ask their questions and respond accordingly. Meanwhile, for the Thaecian Law, I’ll discuss with the Justice Ministry and decide what the best way to impart the lessons is. This will help to ensure the new nations are aware of almost 75% of the things that goes on in Thaecia and makes them capable officers in the future.
The concept of an educational institute has helped some, like Nova Anglicum, as they said they learnt a lot from the educational factbooks, so by not abolishing it, I’ll be ensuring future newcomers are provided with an institution that ensures they are up-to-date with all the things in Thaecia Insha’Allah, if this pilot run succeeds, it will play a huge role in developing our future leaders and strengthening our internal affairs.
I know what game you can play if you wanna have a good time...
Hello Thaecia! I'd like to formally announce that I am running for reelection!
I support reducing Thaecia's Senate to 7 seats. We've seen how uncompetitive Senate elections can be and I believe it is time that we fully reverse the disastrous July Congressional Expansion.
I am personally opposed to the creation of a Thaecian military, especially a raider one, as I feel that it could put a target on Thaecia's back. However I am opposed to using the power of the legislature to halt military operations solely on the basis of being opposed to the military.
Line of Succession
I support creating a line of succession for President and PM as I believe this will ensure a less chaotic transition of power in case there is another Xernon situation. This will also ensure that Thaecia at all times has a leader even if we are in a crisis.
WA Efforts for Thaecia
I believe an important aspect of trying to increase Thaecia's standing and influence on the international stage is the WA. I will try to encourage and help Thaecian citizens when writing their proposals for the WA. My goal is to create a community within Thaecia that can aid aspiring authors by providing suggestions for proposals they may have. I support the creation of a WA Ministry and the current WA efforts in Thaecia such as the WA program on the discord server.
Legislative and Constitutional Reform
I support efforts by Thaecian citizens to hold a Constitutional Convention. As seen with the House Reduction mess the Thaecian Constitution needs to be revised to prevent another event like it and also to reflect the current state of Thaecia. On top of that many of Thaecia's laws need to updated and revised so that they work with our current systems.
Along with Hulldom, I worked to pass Amendments to LR 022 that now create a set system for breaking ties, redistributing surplus votes, and the calculation of the quota. The amendments also banned the use of fractional and weighted voting ensuring that all Thaecian's vote count the same. I also worked to ensure that the important change requiring that the EC go through both chambers for confirmation, wasn't stripped from it.
If you have any comments or questions please don't hesitate to TG me.
Is this campaign dispatch similar to my last one? Perhaps. Is it a work in progress? Maybe. Should you vote for me come the general? Hell yeah!
The short answer is: I'm Rhyssuan Peoples/Rhyssua
But you probably don't want the short answer, so here's the long one (my resume, if you will).
-I was an Associate Justice of the High Court from its inception until late August 2019 I believe.
-After Saint Ryvern's resignation, I was confirmed as Chief Justice, where I served from then until late March/early April 2020.
-Then, President Titanne approached me with an urgent request: he needed an Electoral Commissioner to replace Terentiland, who was retiring. I figured that I might as well step up and serve the region I loved, so I agreed.
-I didn't particularly like being EC, but I made sure that the transition from me to Dizgovzy was as smooth as possible. After briefly serving as an Assistant Commissioner, I ran for House of Commons in May and served one term as an MP and Deputy Speaker.
-As you probably know, I'm the founder and chairman of New Thaecia Now. As a result, many of the ideas and policies I'm campaigning on are reflected in NTN's official manifesto, found here:
However, there are some areas where I deviate from the party. High priorities that I will put front and center as NTN's House Caucus leader and MP are displayed in the next section; the rest of these are to help you get a general profile of me as a candidate.
-I'm pro-military. NTN was founded upon the desire to engage its citizens and draw potential recruits. The Thaempirial Army is a lot of fun for the people involved and raises our profile on the website. While maintaining the balance between operational security and congressional oversight is tricky, it's an essential part of our democracy and an effort must be made by both TEA and the legislature to be accountable, forthright, and communicative.
-I support an 11-7 congress (11 MPs, 7 Senators). It's critical to making our elections more competitive, and while I have some misgiving about trying to force through a congressional reduction right before an election, it's still sorely needed. I say 11-7 to preserve the differences between the chambers (my inner bicameralist shining through I guess).
-I support all the things that everyone else supports, but while others might stretch this out into half their manifesto I'll keep it brief. Rule of law, equality, liberty, etc. I mean seriously, who doesn't support this stuff?
-Pass the Yogurt Viscosity Act. It's time our yogurt received proper regulation and oversight; I don't want my yogurt to have the consistency of either soup or cheese. It's time to give this region the yogurt it deserves!
-Work with the High Court to fix our judiciary and legal code. I wholeheartedly support Senator Brototh's proposed revision of the legal code. Furthermore, recent events have shown our judiciary is in need of a drastic overhaul. While much of this needs to be accomplished within the High Court (like ending precedents that prevent the justices from hearing cases), there's work the legislature needs to do as well. The Court Procedures need a revamp, and sections of them should be encoded into law, such as the definitions of pleas and a guide to sentencing.
-Support the Culture Ministry in any way I can. While Antenion is doing a great job as CM, I firmly believe that the Culture Ministry is a sleeping giant in terms of regional activity, participation, and fun. Any way I can help from the House, I will do so. Regional media, contests, games, and other things all create a stronger sense of community within the region.
-Be as transparent as possible. "But Rhyssua!" I'm sure you're saying. "The government is already transparent!"
Well yes. However, for every bill that comes to the table, I'll publish my opinions on not only the HoC/Senate rmb, but also the discord and regional rmb. This would encourage discussion amongst ordinary citizens, and help people know what we're up to in the House/Senate.
-Be a capable, active, and productive legislator!
For A New Dawn for Thaecia....Hulldom for President
Why I'm Standing ★ About Me ★ External Issues ★ WA Issues ★ Internal Issues ★ Show Your Support ★ Advertisements ★ A Parting Note
Simply put, I'm running for President because I think Thaecia is much better than the sum of its parts at the moment. While I believe that this administration has made admirable strides in opening up Thaecia to the world and in being the best representation we can hope for on the world stage, we have a long ways to go. We need an administration actively engaged in the world's business in the World Assembly. We need an administration that is continually willing to follow the lead of the Foreign Minister in advancing our interests. Finally, we need an administration ready to step in and promote Thaecia's interests in regards to the military-refusing to enter into dangerous engagements, even if it we are "technically" non-aligned. In sum, I'm running because I'm looking to make Thaecia a name to know in the WA, a name to know in regards to good governance and diplomacy, and because I want to be the safeguard of our foreign relations even as we aggressively pursue fun with our military.
Hulldom on the campaign trail for Senate in November.
I'm a long-term resident of Thaecia as, save for three days last September, I have been in this region since April 2020. I've also been here in some form since January 2020 with various puppets. In terms of who I am, and where I'm at now...in the spoiler is an accounting of positions I currently hold in the wider world. Currently, I'm the Leader of the Opposition as Shadow Chairman of the Senate and I'm proud to have been elected to the Senate in October. I'm also currently the head of the Data and Statistics Department for the Home Affairs Ministry. Formerly, I've been a Member of the House of Commons (briefly Deputy Speaker of the House) (August 2020-September 2020), Electoral Commissioner (June 2020-August 2020), and Deputy Electoral Commissioner (June 2020). So...I'm not exactly new to this governing thing. I'd direct you here for information on my past.
Hulldom, discussing affairs with foreign leaders.
My Plan for External Relations
• A policy closer hewn to defending, with the official Thaeimperial Military officially only participating in Defense Operations and Fash-bashing Raids. As Commander-in-Chief, I would communicate to my Defense Minister that Thaecia would only participate in raids like Operation Boom Beach if other non-aligned militaries like The East Pacific are a part of that raid.
• However, I would also communicate to the Defense Minister that individual members may join raiding operations on their own time. While they do not require the Commander-in-Chief's personal approval or the Minister's approval, they may only join operations as their individual nation and not with Thaecian backing.
• Closer diplomatic cooperation with The East Pacific, including strengthening and formally codifying a treaty which establishes the Consortium.
• Pursuing embassies, and formal treaties with, The South Pacific and Europeia. Looking into cooperation and detente with The North Pacific.
• Encouraging the Foreign Minister to review all existing embassies and their cooperation with Thaecia. Closing embassies with regions with whom we have no existing cooperation or treaty on the book, save for those where there is a compelling reason for us to continue an embassy relationship.
• Taking concrete steps to renew relationships with regions like New West Indies that felt aggrieved with the WA bomb telegram.
• Continuing to engage in Refound stamp recruiting, Manual recruiting, and API recruiting (more on that later).
Hulldom, speaking to assorted World Assembly ambassadors when presenting a draft proposal.
My Plan for Thaecia and the World Assembly
• Aggressively endotarting from Day 1 and encouraging endorsements of all people in the region who have a World Assembly nation.
• Creating a World Assembly Mission in Thaecia as a precursor to a full office, seeking staffers who are willing to engage with draft proposals and proposals in the queue with the goals of: encouraging Thaecians to write proposals in the World Assembly, casting informed votes with the backing of the populace, and providing information to all WA voters on most, if not all, proposals which come to vote.
• Encouraging Thaecians to get active in the World Assembly community both n authoring and in simply observing and taking steps to ensure that at least one new Thaecian is an author by July 1.
• Working with our Consortium allies to create, as best as possible, a World Assembly voting bloc, as our current Delegate bloc would control about ~1,000 votes in the Assembly, enough to swing votes on close proposals.
• Continuing the effort to get The Bigtopia commended and potentially working to get other prominent Thaecians commended, or condemned as is their preference, as well.
• Putting the needs of my region first above other loyalties such that I will always seek to vote the way the region suggests and that if I cannot, in good conscience, do so, I will make a public statement explaining why.
Hulldom, at a Senate debate in October.
My Plan for Thaecia
• Providing a support and a voice for the Prime Minister, supporting their actions as best I can.
• Providing scrutiny for awards nominations while also seeking to make the Order of Thaecia the pinnacle of success and not simply a reward for long-term service.
• Working to create, either on my own initiative, or otherwise, an offsite forum site for the region.
• Supporting new Roleplay Legislation going forward in addition to IC Legislation.
• Providing support for a renewal of political parties, though I will choose to remain officially independent.
• Drafting, alongside the rest of the Government, a report our emissaries will circulate at the end of the month.
• Creating, via executive action, a Thaecian Card Guild and puppet region for card farming. This will be accompanied, when Season 3 is created, with a spreadsheet of all Thaecian Season 3 cards and their values.
• Working alongside the Culture Ministry to create things like Game Nights, an official Thaecian Minecraft server, movie nights, and an official return of Thaecasts along with other shows and events.
• Generally too working with the Moderation team to reform the Discord, cut down on bloat, and up the fun.
Endorsements and Supporters
None as Yet.
Here are a variety of ads, with different images and colors you can use to show your support!
As a parting note, let me say thank you to all of you who've taken the time to read this dispatch. I hope that over the next few weeks, I can win your vote and hopefully win you over to my vision of a new dawn for Thaecia as well. While we have a long ways to go to achieve our goals and a long way to go to achieve our goals period, I am confident that with your support, we can absolutely achieve all of them. We can make our dreams of a Thaecia engaged with the rest of the world and a Thaecia who is a leader a reality. I just hope that over these next few weeks that my vision of a Thaecia moving forward will distinguish itself from everyone else.
For A New Dawn,
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Hello Thaecia!! 😋
It's been some time now that I've been silent in here. Two weeks ago I was still planning stuff for my candidacy, planning the Late Nite Festival and even reviewing the entire constitution by myself (with some help from Dark :P). I thought that I would finish the latter by Monday 15th and that I could be in full capacity for LNF. However instead I went through my biggest (longest) burn out. I couldn't look at any NS-related thing without feeling bad and so forth so on. And some people here know I would've loved to cringe at the legislature even more. Though I'm sure y'all will give me even more moments to do so ehehe.
Anyway all this blah blah victimising myself (ain't a perfect campaign post if you don't make yourself, politician, the victim of something ehe) is here for me to make my comeback in style. Indeed what a style to try and manipulate sad sentiments for personal gain. Am I breaking the fourth wall? Obviously. Ridiculing myself? Definitely. Why? For the memes kiddos. We're Thaecia, don't take stuff too seriously in public. This includes yourself. 🤔 Look at Brototh and take some notes. As for the comeback, it's pretty simple: I'm running for Prime Minister, surprise surprise! Who though I would make such an announcement? Though I have to admit, Smerv discovered my plans a week ago.
On a more serious note, I'm running on a platform of reform (I smell the TRP nearby...) of the executive's structure and name for a more efficient, inclusive and rewarding government, for increased FA ties and a better presence of the executive in legal affairs. You can read all the details of my campaign in the following factbook. If you have any question/critic/comment, remember I'm only one discord DM or Telegram away! 🙂
Boo! For those who don't know me yet, I'm Islonia, commonly referred as 'Altys' or 'Islo'. I'm a highly experienced individual in all three branches of government. People usually know me for my passion for efficient and flexible governancy, my toughness during debates (sometimes my original posts being referred as "Islorant", which are apparently feared by some), or my love for the pikathink emoji. Either way, before passing on to my policies, here's a quick résumé of my experience in NationStates as a whole. Worth noting I may have forgotten some points aha. :P
My reasoning behind my policies is simple: our executive is underperforming compared to the legislature. Our region's gameplay focus has always been on that and the laws. In return, our executive was never allowed to fully develop. Yet, we have seen how - with dedication and manpower, the government can answer the citizenry's demands and propose new ways of participating in the region. The recent additions of the Thaempirial Army (led by Brototh) and the WA Program (led by myself) are proof of this.
Therefore, I wish to continue on this track to make the executive attractive and more active! :)
To achieve such goals I will not hesitate to remove inactive departments and ministries to focus on more "core" roles that we can consolidate (recruitment, immigration, archive, FA, etc) and then slowly expand towards new possibilities.
My first policy will be to reorganise the current structure of the Executive. As this is an enormous topic, it will be separated into several parts. If you want a TL;DR, I got a really nice graphic for you. :P
- with Foreign Affairs, the MoFA will be renamed to the CMoFA (Chief Minister for Foreign Affairs). If you want to know more about my ideas for FA, head here.
- with Legal Affairs, the MoLA will be renamed to the CMoLA (Chief Minister for Legal Affairs). If you want to know more about my ideas for LA, head here.
- Finally, the Chief Ministry of Domestic Affairs (CMDA). My thought process on this is simple: As we have seen with The Islamic Country of Honour's tenure as HAM, the position can be an overseer simply delegating tasks to the departmental heads and being there to help when said heads are in trouble. However the HAM, due to this same reason, was a rather big ministry compared to the others, despite having departments running mostly independent from each other.
This Chief Minister will now oversee the following ministries & bureaus:
- The Culture Ministry
- The Data and Research Ministry, which is a new ministry merging the Education Ministry (research department) and Government Site & Factbooks Department (Data). The reason behind this change is explained here.
- The Recruitment Bureau, which will replace the Recruitment Initiative.
- The Immigration Bureau, which will replace the Welcomer and Regional Counseling Departments.
The idea of separating the three ministries created by the Constitution in such a way is to :
Ease the job of the PM by delegating the overseeing of (primarily) domestic tasks to a specific person, like how it worked when I was Deputy Prime Minister.
To have a position whose only task outside overseeing will be to upgrade the overall organisation of the ministries and bureaus by making ad sharing to them different useful organisational resources/help (i.e. a google sheet, giving guidelines on projects, etc).
Allow the Executive to add/remove/change bureaus/ministries under the Domestic Affairs banner, for a more effective executive.
Offer more rewarding positions to Thaecians (to people in need of experience for example, while still considering skill from applicants) while not actually creating more.
2. Foreign Affairs.
Firstly, I plan to keep Thaecia involved in Consortium. I myself am one of the most involved persons in this project, and I am really eager to see it last for a long time! As part of this, I would like to see our executive staffers collaborate with other Consortium governments, to exchange our experiences and bring new ones to and from our friends abroad.
Secondly, I plan on making the Foreign Affairs Council more involved in the region's FA. People selected to be part of this council (commonly referred as Senior Diplomats) are experienced persons who we should be able to rely on for any incident that requires the FA to get involved. As we've seen in the past, having just the PM and FAM working on the job can get really stressful. The goal here is simple: ease the burden given to the PM & CMoFA by sharing it with the council, and making FA more healthy and enjoyable while also training possible future FAMs! :P
Finally, as for Foreign Affairs overall, I wish to continue our current approach on the world stage as I believe it currently is the best thing for the region.
3. Legal Affairs.
Not much to say here. Legal Affairs always are that part of the government here to advise the rest of the executive on legal stuff, and I won't give them more work than that (doesn't mean the Chief Minister cannot come up with initiatives by themselves). This part of the executive can't be combined with Domestic Affairs, as no other department/ministry will have the legal expertise like that of the LA.
However if I find a dedicated citizen, I wish for the Chief Minister to be more active on the legal sphere of the region. To propose their own reviews of bills and laws: are they constitutional, what is their impact, is it necessary overall (does it do more good than bad), and so on. Basically the executive's spokeperson on legal affairs.
4. Data and Research Affairs.
Let's face it: The Education Ministry cannot function as it is. Teaching people isn't appealing enough due to manpower and interest constraint.
Therefore I decided to abolish the EM and replace it with a history department tasked with recording Thaecia's history and keep it up-to-date (basically what the EM was doing but without the classes part). The other part of this ministry is the government site & factbooks department that becomes the data department under the MoD&R.
The idea for this ministry is to remove the burden the CMoDA would have if these 2 departments were directly under it while still creating a position that's rewarding (you get to become a thaecian historian and/or get organisation and efficiency skills through managing a team and the display of information through the data compiling).
5. Culture Affairs.
My opinion hasn't changed on the MoC, if anything my term in the position only furthered it. It clearly lacks the manpower to do much yet has an incredible potential. Silly polls, game nights, CYOAs, RMB engagement, etc. basically all the classical things, sometimes participating in bigger events (Paradoxical 2, LNF 1, LNF2) is the best course of action. The culture ministry also is the ministry where you test things to see whether or not they fit the region's culture. The WA Program and the different weekly games I host on discord are an example of this. Some stuff does work, some stuff doesn't. Either way, we either learn what events not to / to host in the future or we entertain people.
The ministry has great potential. We only need to help it shine.
Brototh for President - February 2021 || Revitalize, Restore, Reform || Raising the Bar for Thaecia - Vote Brototh Hello there Thaecia! I hope y'all are doing great today, looking at this collection of no context quotes turned manifesto. Seriously guys, seven upvotes from just confirming I'll run? You're great. I hope you will read through all of this manifesto and see why I am running for the office of President. I'm a long term resident of Thaecia, joining on February 6 2019, only 15 days after the foundation of the region, and I have a lot to give back to this region. To Thaecia, I am Brototh. To others on Discord, you will know me as Cinema. I have recently just finished up a term as Senate Chair and Senator. While regretfully some IRL circumstances that are almost entirely resolved encouraged me to retire, I have come back with a stronger resolve and dedication to serve Thaecia in such a high office. My last two terms as Senator propelled me to the status of most bills worked on2, with several more constitutional amendments, laws and such on the way. You can be sure I've got the experience and know how of our laws and institutions to serve you in this role. The next four months will be extremely important. We have, in just under the last year, gone from "ugh, Thaecia", to a large and generally more respected UCR with some big friends at our side (not to put down our smaller embassies- ily guys still!), reformed our military, co-operated with regions we'd never thought we would before, gone through hardships internally and come out stronger than we went in, all through a difficult time for all of us. As we continue to adjust to a much more globalist view, with internal changes all the way, it is crucial our next President, Prime Minister and all other offices are led by visionary, respected, hardworking and dedicated personnel. I cannot stress how much I love this region, which is why I am working to make it as good as it can be. I've had the pleasure of serving you as Secretary of Defence recently- with some troubles along the way, we have made a successful military organisation and I have been able to speak and co-operate with new international friends. Some people didn't think it could be done- but the military is seeing a great wave of activity thanks to all participants, our friends abroad, military officers and my friend Andusre. To achieve my goal of President, and bring everything I can to the office and this region, I need your help and support. You'll see my manifesto and a full comprehensive list of my qualifications just below. I am proud to say I am running for President and hope you will strongly consider voting Brototh for President of Thaecia. Continue the regional military. We've seen a lot of support here- there's no contest. I hope to get the military a more similar relation to the roleplay, as we have seen recently that informing people that aren't even involved in the military causes risk to operation security (opsec), however I still support Senatorial oversight on the army. Continuing the WA Office. Recently we've seen a lot more support for a WA program and WA ministry than ever before. The Culture Ministry has done an excellent job setting up this program, and I hope to get it more involved with the Presidency. Recently I've been active in the WA debate, and I will be glad to integrate this program more with the Presidency as long threatened3 by Presidents past. The Presidency has always been the WAD role- it's time for the President to get more WA involved and make Thaecia a greater name in the WA. Incentivize endorsing the President and endotarting. Many regions hand out awards for endorsing the World Assembly Delegate and other important roles. We've seen a lot of success of these programs in foreign regions, and I will be setting up a program like this handing out awards, such as badges, to those who endorse the President and other important officials in the region. Endotarting is just as important, and we will be continuing the recent campaign that Andusre and others have spearheaded. Improve the Order of Thaecia. While not directly a Presidential thing- more in the hands of the legislative, it has been a topic long spoken about by Presidential candidates. As I have said before, the Order of Thaecia has become a retirement badge. While everyone who got it certainly has the qualifications for it, the motivation for being nominated is retiring. I plan to, similar to the system I have said above, hand out awards for Thaecians who have made special contributions in the last month. Hopefully, this will make the Order more special while still rewarding everyone for their contributions. Work closely with our newfound international allies. I will make sure that Thaecia formally and legally joins the Consortium via an international treaty signed by the Senate. While I'm not on board with the idea of a WA Voting Bloc and would rather put Thaecia's interests and the people's vote first, which we will opt-out of if there is one, I am open to any other form of international co-operation with our friends abroad. Pursue closer diplomatic relations with other regions. The President is often seen by outsiders as the one who calls all the shots. As President and face of the region, I can assure you I will be cool, calm and collected, working close with the Foreign Affairs Minister and others- as I have done as Secretary of Defence- to continue this growth of international friendship brought on by the FAM and crew in the last few months. We want more diplomatic relations with more regions, and to grow a closer bond with them and establish embassies and cooperate more. The more close friends we have, the merrier. Work closely with the Cabinet. I am a long term Islonia supporter, however I will be glad to work with a Cabinet formed by any other Prime Minister. The Executive branch can only succeed when it has strong cohesion- and I am prepared to work with the Cabinet as much as I can so the government can successfully fulfil her mandate. I will also make sure to work closely with the legislative- being part of it for so long I'm glad to lend them and any hopeful authors my assistance in writing a bill. Improve Discord welcoming. I had an interesting conversation with Toerana V yesterday. He raised a point that upon being welcomed to the Discord, he did not recieve any form of introduction into the region, which he rightfully believes can be confusing to newcomers, who join through Discord rather than the more conventional means of the RMB, where Zon island does an excellent job. The discord already has Andusre and a few others introducing newcomers to the WA, getting them to endorse TMS, and sometimes dropping a Thaecia Simplified dispatch, but it ends there. An IC body must be doing the welcoming, not a loose and rather unorganised gathering. We complain a lot about inactivity, perhaps a good way to resolve it would be by introducing newcomers to our full form of government and culture through the Discord, which is more interactive and immediate, than the RMB, which is not. This is something I plan to do regardless of electoral victory or not (although it will be harder to set up an IC body if I do not win). Thank you all for taking the time to read my platform. Again, I hope you will strongly consider voting me for President. If there are any questions you want to ask me, then know that I am ready to take any questions. Vote for whoever's policies you believe in- don't vote based on popularity and endorsements, which is why there is no endorsement section here- as long as you remember to vote!! Endorsements:
Revitalize, Restore, Reform
Thus spoke Godsinia bold Brototh said,
Vote me for President.1 (Go Down Moses)
Og det' forår ikke vinter
> Member of Parliament (first inaugurated 4th August 2019)
> Senator (first inaugurated 25th January 2020)
> Dep Admin Factbook Administrator (started 7th August 2020)
> Chairman of the Senate (won 31st August 2020)
> Secretary of Defence (confirmed 20th December 2020)
2- Link to the Thaecian legislative leaderboard- may be slightly out of date.
3- As far as I can tell, every Thaecian president has promised this but have not personally set it up nor run it. I commend The Marconian State for helping to grow this platform though, I appreciate he listens to our votes and casts his accordingly.
Hello there Thaecia! I hope y'all are doing great today, looking at this collection of no context quotes turned manifesto. Seriously guys, seven upvotes from just confirming I'll run? You're great. I hope you will read through all of this manifesto and see why I am running for the office of President. I'm a long term resident of Thaecia, joining on February 6 2019, only 15 days after the foundation of the region, and I have a lot to give back to this region.
To Thaecia, I am Brototh. To others on Discord, you will know me as Cinema. I have recently just finished up a term as Senate Chair and Senator. While regretfully some IRL circumstances that are almost entirely resolved encouraged me to retire, I have come back with a stronger resolve and dedication to serve Thaecia in such a high office. My last two terms as Senator propelled me to the status of most bills worked on2, with several more constitutional amendments, laws and such on the way. You can be sure I've got the experience and know how of our laws and institutions to serve you in this role.
The next four months will be extremely important. We have, in just under the last year, gone from "ugh, Thaecia", to a large and generally more respected UCR with some big friends at our side (not to put down our smaller embassies- ily guys still!), reformed our military, co-operated with regions we'd never thought we would before, gone through hardships internally and come out stronger than we went in, all through a difficult time for all of us. As we continue to adjust to a much more globalist view, with internal changes all the way, it is crucial our next President, Prime Minister and all other offices are led by visionary, respected, hardworking and dedicated personnel. I cannot stress how much I love this region, which is why I am working to make it as good as it can be.
I've had the pleasure of serving you as Secretary of Defence recently- with some troubles along the way, we have made a successful military organisation and I have been able to speak and co-operate with new international friends. Some people didn't think it could be done- but the military is seeing a great wave of activity thanks to all participants, our friends abroad, military officers and my friend Andusre.
To achieve my goal of President, and bring everything I can to the office and this region, I need your help and support. You'll see my manifesto and a full comprehensive list of my qualifications just below. I am proud to say I am running for President and hope you will strongly consider voting Brototh for President of Thaecia.
Continue the regional military. We've seen a lot of support here- there's no contest. I hope to get the military a more similar relation to the roleplay, as we have seen recently that informing people that aren't even involved in the military causes risk to operation security (opsec), however I still support Senatorial oversight on the army.
Continuing the WA Office. Recently we've seen a lot more support for a WA program and WA ministry than ever before. The Culture Ministry has done an excellent job setting up this program, and I hope to get it more involved with the Presidency. Recently I've been active in the WA debate, and I will be glad to integrate this program more with the Presidency as long threatened3 by Presidents past. The Presidency has always been the WAD role- it's time for the President to get more WA involved and make Thaecia a greater name in the WA.
Incentivize endorsing the President and endotarting. Many regions hand out awards for endorsing the World Assembly Delegate and other important roles. We've seen a lot of success of these programs in foreign regions, and I will be setting up a program like this handing out awards, such as badges, to those who endorse the President and other important officials in the region. Endotarting is just as important, and we will be continuing the recent campaign that Andusre and others have spearheaded.
Improve the Order of Thaecia. While not directly a Presidential thing- more in the hands of the legislative, it has been a topic long spoken about by Presidential candidates. As I have said before, the Order of Thaecia has become a retirement badge. While everyone who got it certainly has the qualifications for it, the motivation for being nominated is retiring. I plan to, similar to the system I have said above, hand out awards for Thaecians who have made special contributions in the last month. Hopefully, this will make the Order more special while still rewarding everyone for their contributions.
Work closely with our newfound international allies. I will make sure that Thaecia formally and legally joins the Consortium via an international treaty signed by the Senate. While I'm not on board with the idea of a WA Voting Bloc and would rather put Thaecia's interests and the people's vote first, which we will opt-out of if there is one, I am open to any other form of international co-operation with our friends abroad.
Pursue closer diplomatic relations with other regions. The President is often seen by outsiders as the one who calls all the shots. As President and face of the region, I can assure you I will be cool, calm and collected, working close with the Foreign Affairs Minister and others- as I have done as Secretary of Defence- to continue this growth of international friendship brought on by the FAM and crew in the last few months. We want more diplomatic relations with more regions, and to grow a closer bond with them and establish embassies and cooperate more. The more close friends we have, the merrier.
Work closely with the Cabinet. I am a long term Islonia supporter, however I will be glad to work with a Cabinet formed by any other Prime Minister. The Executive branch can only succeed when it has strong cohesion- and I am prepared to work with the Cabinet as much as I can so the government can successfully fulfil her mandate. I will also make sure to work closely with the legislative- being part of it for so long I'm glad to lend them and any hopeful authors my assistance in writing a bill.
Improve Discord welcoming. I had an interesting conversation with Toerana V yesterday. He raised a point that upon being welcomed to the Discord, he did not recieve any form of introduction into the region, which he rightfully believes can be confusing to newcomers, who join through Discord rather than the more conventional means of the RMB, where Zon island does an excellent job. The discord already has Andusre and a few others introducing newcomers to the WA, getting them to endorse TMS, and sometimes dropping a Thaecia Simplified dispatch, but it ends there. An IC body must be doing the welcoming, not a loose and rather unorganised gathering. We complain a lot about inactivity, perhaps a good way to resolve it would be by introducing newcomers to our full form of government and culture through the Discord, which is more interactive and immediate, than the RMB, which is not. This is something I plan to do regardless of electoral victory or not (although it will be harder to set up an IC body if I do not win).
Thank you all for taking the time to read my platform. Again, I hope you will strongly consider voting me for President. If there are any questions you want to ask me, then know that I am ready to take any questions. Vote for whoever's policies you believe in- don't vote based on popularity and endorsements, which is why there is no endorsement section here- as long as you remember to vote!!
Mardis for House of Commons!
If you have any question please send me a telegram or DM me on discord. I check both frequently and will get back to you as quickly as possible.
•Reduction of the house to 11 and senate to 7 to create more competitive elections
•To create a education department under the Home Affairs Ministry to better educate the newer citizens of Thaecia about the region and its government.
•To have less RP legislation and to pass legislation that actually improves the region and creates new laws
•To create 6 month terms for justices with a re-confirmation after the term. This will work to increase the activity of the court.
•To increase use of Thaemperial army in both defending and raiding, support military manifesto
•Encourage involvement in the WA and to increase our activity in the WA
•Increase recruitment efforts including manual recruitment, stamps and API
Have a good day, Thaecia! I am having a great one!
The Unofficial fact of the day: Oxford English Dictionary editors recently revealed that “run” is now the single word with the most potential meanings in all of English, have over 645 different usage cases for the verb form alone. Anyways, run. i don't know what it means, but, just run.