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After a traumatic experience in a public restroom I must say my favorite is Hemalorus. Never have I feared anything more than him.

ahhhhh with the thunders :D

Good Morning/Afternoon/Evening Thaecians wherever you are!

Hope you and your family are having a great time in the midst of these unfortunate circumstances! So itís election season, and itís usually a time when the constituents ask questions and the candidates respond. How about we do something different, this time? The candidates ask questions and the voters respond! It actually helps elected officials to integrate your ideas into their actions and gives them a chance to connect with the electorate! So what are you waiting for, so join me in this very different town hall from Wednesday in the #the-islamic-country-of-honour channel of the Campaign Central Server! #DoingConventionalThingsTheNewWay

And also a bit of discussion about a problem I would like to solve during my term in office! Lack of engagement in the Executive Branch has ensured the Executive Branch has been left behind while the Legislative Branch has marched ahead. So, while we identify the things to reform in the largely okay system which needs changing in some places(like the citizenship reforms etc), we also need to work on increasing the engagement in the Executive Branch. To know, how I plan to do it, check out the dispatch for my Prime Minister campaign:

Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim

The Islamic Country of Honourís Roadmap For The Region In The Next Four Months as Prime Minister

This roadmap has been created by The Islamic Country of Honour, the Home Affairs Minister from July 2020 up until now, and a former Senator from August 2019 to October 2019, and again from November 2019, to January 2020


Credit goes to Rivogna for this really nice flag Masha'Allah!

Why I am calling it a roadmap, instead of a manifesto?

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 donít want it to be like that. I want this dispatch to serve as material that will guide me on how Iíll progress with the mandate I am seeking. I want this dispatch to be a roadmap to the immediate future of our region.

What is my main aim during these four months?


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 whatís the use of legislating if we canít 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 itís 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, itís imperative for us not to become complacent and always focus on improving to the next level. Skyís the limit after all! ! Strengthening ourselves internally will also make us stronger on the foreign stage, so thatís the approach we should take. We canít give a second preference to our internal components anymore.

Explaining the Structure of the Executive

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 Ministryís 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 theyíll 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 Ministerís 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.

Executive-Wide Initiatives

Develop a decent second-rung of leadership: As we have seen in the last few terms, despite new citizens thronging into our region, we havenít 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, Iíll 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 Ministryís reins in the future and ensure they are prepared to lead a Ministry by the end of their four-month tenures. Theyíll 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 donít 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 canít 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 isnít 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 Iíll 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 administrationís 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 donít have any plan for. My message to those legislators: ďIf you want to ensure your executive ideas are implemented, work in the Executive. You canít expect to sit in the Congress and change the Executive from thereĒ If the legislators donít hesitate to steamroll their ideas onto us, I wonít also hesitate to veto the bill if I can. There should be co-operation between both the branches. Period.

Secretariats

Secretariat of Defense
:
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 whoís 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 canít decide what the best is for us, and whatís best for other regions might not be the best for us.

Continuing our co-operation with militaries of our allies: Itís 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 donít face problems with the citizenship:
I am going to admit, something we all know, that when the citizenship system was decided, the authors didnít 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 InshaíAllah, Iíll 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, itís imperative we create a fair environment for them.

Secretariat of Roleplay and Worldbuilding

This secretariat wonít 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.

The Cabinet

The Ministry of Home Affairs

Increasing the proportion of manually sent recruitment telegrams
Manual recruitment not only has the advantage that it doesnít involve the spending of IRL money, but itís 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 weíll also get to recruit a higher number of nations InshaíAllah. Now, I understand the apathy of the people to participate in it. So, Iíll take a top-to-down approach, Iíll 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, theyíll also be encouraged to participate. And manually sent recruitment telegram is the safest choice at any time. For example, in our region, itís 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, itís 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. Iíll absolutely continue that, and will also add more cool stuff to it, like graphs, charts, bars and many more graphics, InshaíAllah! 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 Teamís 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. Itíll 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.

The Justice Ministry

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 itís 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 theyíll answer what they should do and why, and many more challenging questions! Thatíll 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 didnít 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 whoíll 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.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs

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 itís safe to say itís one sector I am highly pleased with, credit to the authorities responsible for it in the last 8 months. Iíll 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 itíll 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 shouldnít legalise something which can be done by the Executive without a law instead, and doesnít 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 InshaíAllah.

The Culture Ministry

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. Weíll also at the same time, have a Cultural Affairs Council, whoíll 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, weíll 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!

The PMO Departments

ThaeciaU

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 itís 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 InshaíAllah. I am however removing it as a Ministry, as I donít 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, Iíll 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, Iíll be ensuring future newcomers are provided with an institution that ensures they are up-to-date with all the things in Thaecia InshaíAllah, if this pilot run succeeds, it will play a huge role in developing our future leaders and strengthening our internal affairs.

Finishing Lines


The next few months are gonna be vital for us, itís the last full tenure before the summer slump, so we should make sure we make the best out of it! If you liked the ideas and the roadmap I have created, make sure to support me InshaíAllah, but most importantly, make the right choice! May Allah bless you all :)

Read factbook

#ICHForSensibleReforms

Along with that, by reading the dispatch, youíll get to know about the various new ideas I plan to implement and some of the policies I am gonna follow! So Iíll be really honoured if you take some time to read my roadmap :)

May Allah bless you all and keep you safe Ameen :)

Also make sure to join the Campaign Central Server: https://discord.gg/RbwRtH7p

P.S. Itís awesome to see the vigorous interest in the elections this time! Itís with your participation and love that will help our region become stronger InshaíAllah :).(edited)

The Islamic Country of Honour wrote:Good Morning/Afternoon/Evening Thaecians wherever you are!

Hope you and your family are having a great time in the midst of these unfortunate circumstances! So itís election season, and itís usually a time when the constituents ask questions and the candidates respond. How about we do something different, this time? The candidates ask questions and the voters respond! It actually helps elected officials to integrate your ideas into their actions and gives them a chance to connect with the electorate! So what are you waiting for, so join me in this very different town hall from Wednesday in the #the-islamic-country-of-honour channel of the Campaign Central Server! #DoingConventionalThingsTheNewWay

And also a bit of discussion about a problem I would like to solve during my term in office! Lack of engagement in the Executive Branch has ensured the Executive Branch has been left behind while the Legislative Branch has marched ahead. So, while we identify the things to reform in the largely okay system which needs changing in some places(like the citizenship reforms etc), we also need to work on increasing the engagement in the Executive Branch. To know, how I plan to do it, check out the dispatch for my Prime Minister campaign:

Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim

The Islamic Country of Honourís Roadmap For The Region In The Next Four Months as Prime Minister

This roadmap has been created by The Islamic Country of Honour, the Home Affairs Minister from July 2020 up until now, and a former Senator from August 2019 to October 2019, and again from November 2019, to January 2020


Credit goes to Rivogna for this really nice flag Masha'Allah!

Why I am calling it a roadmap, instead of a manifesto?

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 donít want it to be like that. I want this dispatch to serve as material that will guide me on how Iíll progress with the mandate I am seeking. I want this dispatch to be a roadmap to the immediate future of our region.

What is my main aim during these four months?


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 whatís the use of legislating if we canít 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 itís 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, itís imperative for us not to become complacent and always focus on improving to the next level. Skyís the limit after all! ! Strengthening ourselves internally will also make us stronger on the foreign stage, so thatís the approach we should take. We canít give a second preference to our internal components anymore.

Explaining the Structure of the Executive

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 Ministryís 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 theyíll 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 Ministerís 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.

Executive-Wide Initiatives

Develop a decent second-rung of leadership: As we have seen in the last few terms, despite new citizens thronging into our region, we havenít 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, Iíll 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 Ministryís reins in the future and ensure they are prepared to lead a Ministry by the end of their four-month tenures. Theyíll 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 donít 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 canít 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 isnít 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 Iíll 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 administrationís 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 donít have any plan for. My message to those legislators: ďIf you want to ensure your executive ideas are implemented, work in the Executive. You canít expect to sit in the Congress and change the Executive from thereĒ If the legislators donít hesitate to steamroll their ideas onto us, I wonít also hesitate to veto the bill if I can. There should be co-operation between both the branches. Period.

Secretariats

Secretariat of Defense
:
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 whoís 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 canít decide what the best is for us, and whatís best for other regions might not be the best for us.

Continuing our co-operation with militaries of our allies: Itís 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 donít face problems with the citizenship:
I am going to admit, something we all know, that when the citizenship system was decided, the authors didnít 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 InshaíAllah, Iíll 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, itís imperative we create a fair environment for them.

Secretariat of Roleplay and Worldbuilding

This secretariat wonít 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.

The Cabinet

The Ministry of Home Affairs

Increasing the proportion of manually sent recruitment telegrams
Manual recruitment not only has the advantage that it doesnít involve the spending of IRL money, but itís 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 weíll also get to recruit a higher number of nations InshaíAllah. Now, I understand the apathy of the people to participate in it. So, Iíll take a top-to-down approach, Iíll 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, theyíll also be encouraged to participate. And manually sent recruitment telegram is the safest choice at any time. For example, in our region, itís 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, itís 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. Iíll absolutely continue that, and will also add more cool stuff to it, like graphs, charts, bars and many more graphics, InshaíAllah! 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 Teamís 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. Itíll 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.

The Justice Ministry

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 itís 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 theyíll answer what they should do and why, and many more challenging questions! Thatíll 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 didnít 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 whoíll 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.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs

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 itís safe to say itís one sector I am highly pleased with, credit to the authorities responsible for it in the last 8 months. Iíll 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 itíll 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 shouldnít legalise something which can be done by the Executive without a law instead, and doesnít 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 InshaíAllah.

The Culture Ministry

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. Weíll also at the same time, have a Cultural Affairs Council, whoíll 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, weíll 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!

The PMO Departments

ThaeciaU

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 itís 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 InshaíAllah. I am however removing it as a Ministry, as I donít 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, Iíll 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, Iíll be ensuring future newcomers are provided with an institution that ensures they are up-to-date with all the things in Thaecia InshaíAllah, if this pilot run succeeds, it will play a huge role in developing our future leaders and strengthening our internal affairs.

Finishing Lines


The next few months are gonna be vital for us, itís the last full tenure before the summer slump, so we should make sure we make the best out of it! If you liked the ideas and the roadmap I have created, make sure to support me InshaíAllah, but most importantly, make the right choice! May Allah bless you all :)

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Along with that, by reading the dispatch, youíll get to know about the various new ideas I plan to implement and some of the policies I am gonna follow! So Iíll be really honoured if you take some time to read my roadmap :)

May Allah bless you all and keep you safe Ameen :)

Also make sure to join the Campaign Central Server: https://discord.gg/RbwRtH7p

P.S. Itís awesome to see the vigorous interest in the elections this time! Itís with your participation and love that will help our region become stronger InshaíAllah :).(edited)

Vote Primo Order, Clarance, Rhyssuan Peoples, and Nova Anglicum to the House of Commons!

Vote Dykataar and Western Mediterranea to the Senate!

Vote The Islamic Country of Honour as Prime Minister!

Vote Brototh as President

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HI IM NEW IN THAECIA. WERE CAN HELP ME?

JOSEDE wrote:HI IM NEW IN THAECIA. WERE CAN HELP ME?

Hello friend, it's nice to have you here in the region Alhamdulillah! Make sure to join our discord server: https://discord.gg/WtJPgMkK and also check this factbook out to learn more about Thaecia! The factbook:

The Thaecian Education Ministry

by Thaecia education ministry

Hello! Welcome to Thaecia, a beacon of democracy and culture in the endless sea of NationStates. We're so glad to have you with us. Now, you're probably new, and confused, and have been referred to this factbook by either the RMB welcome message, a telegram from Xernon or some other way. Well, never fear, because the Thaecian Education Ministry is here, to help answer all your questions about the region, and teach you all you'd ever need to know to keep yourself up to date. Our vast library of factbook-based educational courses is free for perusal, whether you're a newbie just getting acquainted with the place, or a long-time resident trying to brush up on your politics, or history, or regional culture. Whatever it may be, we've got you covered. And if we don't? Feel free to send a telegram to Pap Sculgief or The Bigtopia asking about a new course we could make, or a problem with an already existing one. We are here to serve you, so don't be shy, come talk to us. I promise, guys, we (or at least I) don't bite!

DAILY FUN FACT

Did you know that the idea for the Thaecian Education Ministry was proposed in it's most rudimentary form by the now defunct Thaecian Solidarity Party?

MINISTRY STAFF

Minister of Education: Pap Sculgief

Deputy Minister of Education: Cirrus Azale

Prime Minister: The Bigtopia

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COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

History of Thaecia (Basic)

This introductory course to the events shaping Thaecia's past covers many events, from the founding of the region to the Reformist scandal, to the CTE and subsequent return of Xernon. This course is excellent for those looking to get a grip on the basics of the region, so that you understand references to these events.

History of Thaecia (Advanced)

This more advanced course covers more of Thaecia's past than the previously mentioned introductory course, many of which probably won't be relevant in any conversation or political campaign, but would still be cool to know about. This course would be the best for those looking to immerse themselves in Thaecia's culture and background, whether it be a long-time resident or a newcomer.

Government of Thaecia (Basic)

This course gives a general summary of all of the government roles and functions, and how they all work together as a team. It is recommended for use to help new residents find what branch of government they might be interested in, and then look at the corresponding factbook for that branch later in the Education Ministry Course.

Thaecian Legislative Branch

This course will provide information on Thaecia's largest branch of government, the legislature. It covers how one becomes a Senator or MP, what they do, and a little bit more information on parliament procedures. It's recommended for current Senators or MPs if they need a refresher, and for those aspiring to become a member of either chamber.

Thaecian Executive Branch

The Thaecian Executive Branch course takes you through the different ministries, how to become a minister, and how the Executive works as a team to create a coherent and meaningful experience for everyone in the region. It's recommended for those looking to get into the Executive branch as ministerial staff or as Prime Minister or President themselves.

Thaecian Judicial Branch

This course provides all residents with basic knowledge of how the region's judiciary functions. It will lend a hand to those interested in court cases, the bar association, the Justices, and all about what goes into each of those jobs. The course is one of two highly recommended to all those looking to get into the bar association, as well as anyone who may have found themselves on trial for whatever reason.

Laws in Thaecia

This course gives residents the most in-depth explanation of the law registry currently available, explaining in simpler terms what each law does and how to make sure you don't break any of them. The course is a must-take for those readying for the bar exam or with interests in law. Newcomers should also take this course.

RMB Etiquette and Conversation

This course provides residents with a guide on how to behave themselves on-site, to avoid the wrath of the regional and sitewide moderators. It is a rather short one, and is recommended for all residents to take, as to make the RMB a tidy place to be.

On-Site Lingo

Your guide to all of the technical terms and slang used by the residents related to the game and it's mechanics, as well as most of the common abbreviations in the region. It's recommended as a quick read for those confused by something they read or hear, so that everyone can be on the same page.

Regional Culture

The one-stop shop for you to learn all about the memes and special moments that keep Thaecia slowly moving forward, from self-deleting posts to forcing a sitting senator into a van. It's very interesting, and is recommended for all those looking to immerse themselves into the region.

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HOW-TO DESCRIPTIONS

How-To Run A Successful Campaign

Get walked through how to declare your candidacy for an elected office, how to campaign for said office, and how to connect with voters. With advice from veterans of Thaecian political campaigns including Andusre.

How-To Get Involved In The Region

A run-down of what you have to do to be able to vote, and how to make the most of your time here in Thaecia. With advice from long-time Thaecian residents such as ---.

How-To Use Discord

In case you're new to the platform, this how-to course will aid you in becoming an expert at Discord, one of the region's most popular tools of communication. With advice from Thaecian Discord admins like ---.

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THANKSS°°

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Brototh for President - Winter 2021 || Revitalize, Restore, Reform || Raising the Bar for Thaecia - Vote Brototh

Brototh for President -- Winter 2021
Revitalize, Restore, Reform
Remember to upvote the dispatch!! ^^

Thus spoke Godsinia bold Brototh said,
Vote me for President.1 (Go Down Moses)
Og det' forŚr ikke vinter

Did I just reuse the same manifesto format? Yeah.
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.

> Deputy Secretary / Deputy Minister of Roleplay: 19/05/2020 - Present
> 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)

Manifesto
Senator Brototh standing by the Law Registry they just updated with a new law they wrote.
  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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!!

1- Korsinia did not actually say that or endorse me, I just wanted another cool song lyric.
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.

Endorsements:
Zoopolis
Jamestownn
Z00polis
Confusionland


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Islonia for Prime Minister - Winter 2021 || Avance Thaecia || Choose Thaecia - Your Vote Matters

Islonia for Prime Minister

Some words
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 Linkpikathink emoji. Either way, before passing on to my policies, here's a quick rťsumť of my experience in NationStates as a whole. Worth noting I may have forgotten some points aha. :P

Platform


Islonia

As a TL;DR, I will work towards restructuring the executive, easing the burden on anyone holding a high office, helping the ministries and departments in their organisation, and promoting and recruiting new staffers. I pledge to further our current FA stance by working closely with our friends abroad, offering more rewarding positions to people in need of experience, and always listen to every one of your complaints, whatever (in a reasonable manner) they may be. This campaign is similar to my previous one, while also differing from it by being more detailed, precise, and radical in its shape changes.

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.




1. Reorganising the structure of the Executive.
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

Let's begin:
- 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 :

  1. 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.

  2. 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).

  3. Allow the Executive to add/remove/change bureaus/ministries under the Domestic Affairs banner, for a more effective executive.

  4. 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.



Islonia debating against the White Laurel Act in #ns-politics

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.




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Hi Hauvoria, welcome to Thaecia!

Welcome to Thaecia! I'm sure you'll have a great time with us here in NationStates, and the best way to do that is to get involved right away!

To make the most out of your time in Thaecia, you should join the World Assembly and endorse our President The Marconian State. If you need more information on how to join the WA or you want to apply for a position in the executive or even run for a seat in Congress, check out this Information Factbook. If you have time, feel free to read through the Education Ministry where you can learn things like history of Thaecia. You can also read through the Law Registry for an overview of our laws and government. You should also consider joining our Regional Discord Server: https://discord.gg/RYgzby8

But most importantly, have fun! Get chatting to your fellow Thaecians on the Regional Message Board (RMB) or Discord to get to know a few of us. You'll feel right at home in no time!

If you have any questions or concerns you'd like us to help you with, don't hesitate to telegram me Dykataar or The Islamic Country of Honour. Also, check out our Roleplay, if you have any questions about roleplay, please telegram Islonia.

this is probably my favorite biggs poll yet

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did you put on caps lock on?

I just thought I'd share with you guys this factbook that I made today. It's the state flags (I designed myself) for all the states in my nation. I apologise to any French people who are here for the very random and stereotypical names.

The Hall Of Flags

(1775) Vallonville

(1775) Duponte

(1775) Bostrinou-Alitrente

(1775) Jon-Pierre

(1775) Buisson

(1776) Province De L'ocťan

(1778) Lantrierra

(1801) Lozier-Dourange

(1805) Ile Nomade

(1816) Saint Treante

(1837) Marin

(1853) Originaire

(1890) Belle Terre

(1895) Terre Des Plaines

(1945) Laquaire

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whats this??? i actually made a campaign dispatch in time???

Hi! ^-^

My name is Dendrobium, big nerd, professional idiot, member of Solidarity, and current Senator in the Thaecian Senate, and I am seeking re-election. In this factbook I will give a short explanation of who I am and why you should vote for me. So sit back, take a snack and a drink (stay hydrated), and allow me to begin.

As mentioned, I am Dendrobium. Some of you might not know me (that well), so to briefly summarize: I have been in Thaecia for exactly one year now (give or take) and have been a Senator for 8 consecutive months of that. Being a member of Solidarity, I am a person who is open to progressive and positive reform, and have been advocating for that for quite some time now. My favorite color is rainbow and my favorite number is triangle.

  • In the last few months in the Senate, countless of bills have been discussed, amended and voted on. Those who have had the (dis)pleasure of sharing their term with me will probably tell you I have participated in nearly all of them in some way; from holding fierce debates on treaties, to proposing amendments left and right, to arguing for and against certain changes brought before us, heck, I think I even proposed an amendment during a voting periode one time, accidentally exploiting some rules and extending time spent on the bill that way... That was fun... Point is, I'm an active Senator and when re-elected intend to remain as active as I can possibly be!

  • Thaecia is more than just a region on this silly site: it's a community. A community of some of the best people I have met and in which I am very active (at least I like to think so). Everyday I try to take a look in the discord or RMB, to hang out, chat with people, share some memes, tell Andy to go to sleep, ... The list goes on! Now this doesn't simply mean I have too much spare time and desperately need to find a hobby, it also means everyday I come close to the people who make up this wonderful region and who I, as Senator, am supposed to represent. Though, thinking of it, I should probably find a hobby as well...

  • Lately a lot of new political parties have sprung up, to the point I can't even keep track of them, and I'm assuming some of you can't either. So saying x-party is bad and y-party is good has no good purpose (although we all know TRP Solidarity is the best one ;) ). For that reason, as I have been doing during my last two terms, I will not be voting or debating based on party, but based on content. If a bill is bad, it gets a big ol' Nay; if a bill is good, sure, slap an Aye on that baby. There is no point to toxicity based on one's allignment, and toxicity is something I nor Soldarity stand for. What I do stand for, is positivity, progress, co-operation and good vibes. Conclusion, if you vote for me, good vibes are guaranteed.

So, uh, yea... That's about it really... Tada! If there is anything you should remember from all this, it is that I have been at least half a decent Senator for the last few months and voting for me means four more months of me being a fool and bringing some positive, progressive, much-needed change to the Senate. Stay hydrated, stay healthy, check your posture, and have a wonderful rest of your day.
-Dendrobium


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Eurllcace wrote:I just thought I'd share with you guys this factbook that I made today. It's the state flags (I designed myself) for all the states in my nation. I apologise to any French people who are here for the very random and stereotypical names.

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Dendrobium wrote:whats this??? i actually made a campaign dispatch in time???

Hi! ^-^

My name is Dendrobium, big nerd, professional idiot, member of Solidarity, and current Senator in the Thaecian Senate, and I am seeking re-election. In this factbook I will give a short explanation of who I am and why you should vote for me. So sit back, take a snack and a drink (stay hydrated), and allow me to begin.

As mentioned, I am Dendrobium. Some of you might not know me (that well), so to briefly summarize: I have been in Thaecia for exactly one year now (give or take) and have been a Senator for 8 consecutive months of that. Being a member of Solidarity, I am a person who is open to progressive and positive reform, and have been advocating for that for quite some time now. My favorite color is rainbow and my favorite number is triangle.

  • In the last few months in the Senate, countless of bills have been discussed, amended and voted on. Those who have had the (dis)pleasure of sharing their term with me will probably tell you I have participated in nearly all of them in some way; from holding fierce debates on treaties, to proposing amendments left and right, to arguing for and against certain changes brought before us, heck, I think I even proposed an amendment during a voting periode one time, accidentally exploiting some rules and extending time spent on the bill that way... That was fun... Point is, I'm an active Senator and when re-elected intend to remain as active as I can possibly be!

  • Thaecia is more than just a region on this silly site: it's a community. A community of some of the best people I have met and in which I am very active (at least I like to think so). Everyday I try to take a look in the discord or RMB, to hang out, chat with people, share some memes, tell Andy to go to sleep, ... The list goes on! Now this doesn't simply mean I have too much spare time and desperately need to find a hobby, it also means everyday I come close to the people who make up this wonderful region and who I, as Senator, am supposed to represent. Though, thinking of it, I should probably find a hobby as well...

  • Lately a lot of new political parties have sprung up, to the point I can't even keep track of them, and I'm assuming some of you can't either. So saying x-party is bad and y-party is good has no good purpose (although we all know TRP Solidarity is the best one ;) ). For that reason, as I have been doing during my last two terms, I will not be voting or debating based on party, but based on content. If a bill is bad, it gets a big ol' Nay; if a bill is good, sure, slap an Aye on that baby. There is no point to toxicity based on one's allignment, and toxicity is something I nor Soldarity stand for. What I do stand for, is positivity, progress, co-operation and good vibes. Conclusion, if you vote for me, good vibes are guaranteed.

So, uh, yea... That's about it really... Tada! If there is anything you should remember from all this, it is that I have been at least half a decent Senator for the last few months and voting for me means four more months of me being a fool and bringing some positive, progressive, much-needed change to the Senate. Stay hydrated, stay healthy, check your posture, and have a wonderful rest of your day.
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Pap Sculgief for the Senate

Introduction
I'm Pap Sculgief, but you can call me Pap. I'm running for the Senate this by-election after taking a brief break from the gamee, however I'm back and will put my all into serving the region. Hopefully, you all have a general knowledge of me, but in case you didn't know, I've been in the region since February last, and have been trying my best to help the region grow and progress in multiple positions in the region and so I feel that I am the right fit for the Senate.

My experience
7 months of Congressional experience
Since the February election last year in which I was elected to the House of Commons, I have spent a collective total of 7 months in Congress in Thaecia. I started off in the House of Commons in which I learnt how the region worked and built up my reputation. I then was elected to the Senate in July 2020 in a by-election, and joined an amazing group of Senators in creating one of the most efficient and effective Senates weíve seen. We got through bills quickly, while making sure that every bill that came our way was properly scrutinised before we thought about passing it.

Mark made on Thaecian Law
In the more recent bills passed by Congress, you can see my name on many bills as either a sponsor, amender, or even author. During my time in Congress, I learnt the trade, and used it effectively, amending bills to ensure that they are the best they can be, or even writing a bill that creates a completely new procedure in the region. You can see my name on many bills including, unfortunately, the House Committees Act, but also the Executive Branch Impeachable Offences Act, and you can see the bill that I authored - LR.041 - The Thaecian Petitioning Act. I donít intend to stop there and I know how to write an effective bill, meaning Iím ready for the job!

My Policies
Efficiency and Activity
7 months in the legislature, and I never missed a vote. I want this to stay the same this term. I'm already active in and around the region, so you can trust me to stay active and always put my point of view in. Efficiency will also be at the forefront of me and my campaign, I will focus on making sure that bills are passed quickly, by putting my views across quickly and not proposing unnecessary amendments that slow down business. While speed is a focus, it doesnít mean that I wonít read everything carefully and make sure that bills are the best that they can be.

Reforming the procedures of the chambers of congress
As a Senator, I intend to amend the House and Senate Procudure Acts. There is lots of unnecessary things in it that need to be removed. For example, why do we have a Shadow Speaker and Deputy Speakers? They are remnants of our party-centric past and one of them needs to go. I also donít get why caucuses are mentioned in the bills, again, something from our past, where parties were key parts of our political system. These bits need to be removed to get rid of unnecessary bureaucracy.

Properly define a regional emergency
Our constitution mentions a regional emergency and defines it very poorly, exposing it to manipulation if a situation arises that needs it. A regional emergency should be properly defined so we know what exactly what to do in the case of an emergency. As a Senator, I will seek to amend the constitution to ensure that a regional emergency is properly defined and the procedure to calling an emergency is also properly defined. This will ensure future stability.

Working closely with fellow colleagues and the public
As a Senator, I will no doubt be looking to work with fellow Senators on bill ideas or potential amendments to maximise my ability in the chamber. I did this in my July-October 2020 term and it proved incredibly successful, and so I am clearly capable of this. As well as working with Senators, I want to work with the MPs across the pond and the general public, because they are the ones who are able to submit bills to legislature. Working the MPs will be really important, because it will make the legislature more efficient and allow me to understand the views of those working on bills and amendments, and vice versa. The sharing of ideas is very valuable.

Closing Words
The Senate is a tough chamber to work in, and I know that, but I feel that I am the right fit for this chamber. My experience and record over the last year proves my congressional capability, showing that I am ready to step up once again and take a seat in the chamber. And also, to all the new members of the region, if you want to get involved, run for an office! I canít stress how important it is to run for an office, because if you do get elected you get invaluable experience that provides you the stepping stone to you getting involved more! So try it! Go on! Anyway to finish off, please vote me to the Senate this election. Thanks![/b]

If you do feel like publicly showing your support for me this campaign, drop me a DM or TG saying you want to endorse me!
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Daily reminder I'm running for the Prime Minister! I'm a highly experienced individual running with the ideals and temperament to enhance the executive and make it truly matter domestically. If you want more information, my campaign is listed down below. If you have any question/critic/comment/whatever, I'm only one Discord DM away!

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Islonia for Prime Minister

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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 Linkpikathink emoji. Either way, before passing on to my policies, here's a quick rťsumť of my experience in NationStates as a whole. Worth noting I may have forgotten some points aha. :P

Platform


Islonia

As a TL;DR, I will work towards restructuring the executive, easing the burden on anyone holding a high office, helping the ministries and departments in their organisation, and promoting and recruiting new staffers. I pledge to further our current FA stance by working closely with our friends abroad, offering more rewarding positions to people in need of experience, and always listen to every one of your complaints, whatever (in a reasonable manner) they may be. This campaign is similar to my previous one, while also differing from it by being more detailed, precise, and radical in its shape changes.

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.




1. Reorganising the structure of the Executive.
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

Let's begin:
- 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 :

  1. 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.

  2. 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).

  3. Allow the Executive to add/remove/change bureaus/ministries under the Domestic Affairs banner, for a more effective executive.

  4. 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.



Islonia debating against the White Laurel Act in #ns-politics

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.




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World Assembly Digest - February 2021
A busy and contentious month in the Assembly

By Boston Castle

This month was extremely active in the World Assembly with several resolutions, some quite contentious, passing in both chambers.

Repeal: “Freedom of Assembly”

This proposal was proposed by Wymondham to repeal a long-time resolution on the books (GA #27-passed in December 2008!). The North Pacific stood against this repeal effort, largely due to concerns about specific wording in the repeal. Wymondham’s resolution was, however, supported by the community-at-large and passed 58%-42% on February 5. This would not be the first thing that Wymondham worked on this month-an active month from an impressive first-time author.

Commend King HEM

On the same day that Repeal: “Freedom of Assembly” passed the General Assembly floor, a proposal passed the Security Council: “Commend King HEM”. The irony here lies in Wymondham’s co-author Maowi getting her month started with passing this proposal. Similar to Repeal: “Freedom of Assembly”, this proposal was quite contentious, with the newly formed Partnership for Sovereignty issuing a statement against it. Despite this, the proposal still passed 77%-23% on February 5.

Commend Northern Borland

Initially intended to be something of a joke proposal and a tongue-in-cheek commendation of the nominee by Honeydewistania, this proposal raised trying questions about pure stats commendations and condemnations that are still being discussed in the Security Council. The vote on this proposal went back-and-forth several times between passing and failing during the several days it was on the voting floor, something reflected in the even-split in TNP’s vote. The proposal’s back-and-forth status was largely due to the influence of 10000 Islands Delegate HumanSanity, whose vote changed several times. This vote passed extremely narrowly 51.2%-48.8% on February 10 giving Honeydew his 6th Security Council Resolution authorship.

Right to Assemble

The second time that the fundamental right to assembly was discussed in the Security Council and the intended partner to the repeal earlier this month, this was the second time that a proposal by the team of Maowi and Wymondham was discussed in February. This proposal capped off a busy month for both authors. As suggested by the title, this resolution codified a right to assembly.

However, this proposal was not without controversy as an effort by Greater Cesnica was introduced at the same time and both proposals made the formal queue. While the original proposal was not as controversial as the repeal effort earlier this month, this proposal passed easily 79%-21% on February 13 giving Maowi her 6th General Assembly Resolution authored.

Commend 1 very fast endotarter

This resolution dealt with the commendation of a figure well-known to many in The North and abroad, 1 very fast endotarter, also known as r3n. While the exploits of his long and illustrious second stint on the game are well-established elsewhere, it is worth noting that this proposal raised the ire of several in the defender community. Some figures in the defending community were reluctant to support the measure, or even outright opposed it, due to r3n’s association with independent militaries for whom the vast majority of activities are raiding in the NPA and the Europeian Republican Navy. Ultimately though, TNP author Noahs Second Country saw his proposal prevail, with TNP’s backing of course, and earned his 4th Security Council Resolution authored, and first of this month, 78%-22% on Valentine’s Day (February 14).

Right to Secure Digital Communication

A new face to many in The North, Greater Cesnica has long been accused of badge-hunting in his exploits in the General Assembly largely due to the large volume of proposals he creates and readily submits. Though some may intentionally vote against his proposals, even ones which deal with such a vital issue as ensuring digital communications are secure, his proposals often pass-such was the case with this one. While mired in questions of what constitutes a badge hunt and even if the term should apply to eager authors who pump out quality proposals, Cesnica saw this proposal passed with an emphatic 85%-15% margin on February 17-giving him his 3rd General Assembly resolution authored.

Liberate The Embassy

Perhaps the biggest topic in gameplay, the one which has led the most people to sound off recently has not been the R/D Presidential election-themed tag raids going on in Lily, Grey Wardens Warden Matthew’s trips to fast-food restaurants after the movies, but rather the invasion of The Embassy and the subsequent closure of over 3,600 embassies. Arousing debate among nearly every force that participated in the invasion, defenders seized on the moment and sprang into action with 10000 Islands Delegate HumanSanity submitting and passing a liberation, stopping raiding forces from holding the region for a potential refound. This proposal passed on February 18 by a 70%-30% margin marking an auspicious Security Council debut from the 10000 Islands Delegate.

Whistleblower Protection Act

Yet another proposal that quietly aroused conflicting feelings among many, this proposal dealt with questions of how to protect those exposing illegal activities. Though the proposal itself remained relatively uncontroversial to many, Europe delegate Imperium Anglorum issued a statement announcing that he could not back the legislation due to deficiencies he saw in the legislation. However, the opposition of that region and The East Pacific during the waning days in which Libertanny held the delegacy did not imperil final passage, it made passage by 78%-22% rather than a larger margin. Passage ensured that The North Pacific’s own Boston Castle earned passage of his 2nd General Assembly Resolution.

Repeal: “Commend Northern Borland”

As mentioned earlier in our roundup of this month’s action in The World Assembly, stats-based commendations and condemnations are still a hot topic of discussion in the wider world of the Security Council. Commend Northern Borland was always a contentious resolution, having passed by an extremely narrow margin when it first came to the floor, and opponents seized on this. While pointing out flaws in the resolution, including its use of tongue-in-cheek sarcastic or ironic language, this Repeal made the case to repeal the Commend and it was, indeed, repealed. This proposal passed on February 22 by a 59%-41% margin without the North’s support. It gave The North Pacific’s Noahs Second Country a 2nd Security Council resolution passed this month, coming 8 days after the passage of Commend 1 very fast endotarter, and his 5th overall.
Supporting People With Disabilities

Occasionally, a proposal will genuinely come to be considered quite “feel good”, this one qualifies under that category. Codifying the rights of the disabled into World Assembly law and “reaffirming the right to not be discriminated against on the grounds of disability”, this proposal passed easily-83%-17%. This proposal, authored by Free Las Pinas marked a promising debut for the author in the General Assembly and his resolution, passing on February 25, received the overwhelming support of the North.

Condemn Lily

One of the most infamous independent militaries of the last few years-Lily has no shortage of detractors and admirers. With their rainbow-colored tags on regional WFEs and the sheer number of operations they undertake, it is clear that at some point, regardless of their affiliation, they would be on the receiving end of a condemnation. One such attempt to condemn Lily came to the floor on February 22 and while it showed condemn worthy things, it did not tell the whole story or prove convincing enough for the North, or the wider World Assembly community, to approve it. This proposal failed by a 78%-22% margin on February 26.



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Hey, y'all! Give a read and an updoot, I wrote this! :giveheart:

Have a good day, Thaecia! I am having a great one!

The Unofficial fact of the day: Back during the Soviet Union, high school students learned how to assemble and take apart an AK-47 in class. Who wants a gun?

Well, on a serious note. I would like to request you to respond to the polls linked below. It is important that we know the opinion of the people before the elections. I have got 23 legal responses by the time I am posting this, that is just a bit more than the number of legal votes in the snap elections. I require more responses to make it sure that the final results I will be posting are accurate. The polls will be closed after tomorrow and the results of the polls will be declared one or two days before the elections start. Copy the following link to your browser and vote!

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Hi Imran, welcome to Thaecia!

Welcome to Thaecia! I'm sure you'll have a great time with us here in NationStates, and the best way to do that is to get involved right away!

To make the most out of your time in Thaecia, you should join the World Assembly and endorse our President The Marconian State. If you need more information on how to join the WA or you want to apply for a position in the executive or even run for a seat in Congress, check out this Information Factbook. If you have time, feel free to read through the Education Ministry where you can learn things like history of Thaecia. You can also read through the Law Registry for an overview of our laws and government. You should also consider joining our Regional Discord Server: https://discord.gg/RYgzby8

But most importantly, have fun! Get chatting to your fellow Thaecians on the Regional Message Board (RMB) or Discord to get to know a few of us. You'll feel right at home in no time!

If you have any questions or concerns you'd like us to help you with, don't hesitate to telegram me Zon island or The Islamic Country of Honour. Also, check out our Roleplay, if you have any questions about roleplay, please telegram Islonia.

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