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NUMBER OF NATIONS:

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#2 The North Pacific 10,020 10,132
#3 The East Pacific 8,660 8,784
#4 The South Pacific 8,363 8,484
#5 Osiris 7,731 7,757
#6 Lazarus 7,580 7,649
#7 Balder 7,567 7,589
#8 The Rejected Realms 6,681 6,810
#9 The Pacific 6,559 6,636
#10 The West Pacific 5,846 5,964

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In the SC, "Repeal "Commend Kuriko"" is up for the vote, and it is also ranked SAFE FOR.

Welcome back everyone! Although it has only been 4 days since the last edition, breaking news has erupted and just cannot simply wait. First of all, elections for the most endorsements in all of NationStates (Delegate of the North Pacific) is up for grabs between 9003, Pigeonstan, Gorundu, Praeceps, and Kranostav, with the latter two being in the lead. For Vice-delegate we have Dreadton, Bobberino, and New Francois, with Dreadton in the lead, and finally for Speaker we have Madjack, Comfed, and Lady Raven Wing, with Madjack in the lead.


Speaking of The North Pacific, after North Pacific Vision 8 ended, the winner, Kartujia now hosts the next North Pacific Vision! And in Europeia, the second edition of the Europeian Basketball Cup is scheduled for December 31st, and all of the nations participating will be selected on September 10th! Ask Baobab-Bumbaria for more about that.

IN R/D NEWS, TGW defended and/or liberated all of this, and Anti Neko Alliance was raided by TEP with the flag of, well, a neko. the South Pacific has now taken Warzone Australia from Lardyland.

Speaking of TSP, it's coup Tuesday over there, and they actually made a "commie coup." You can now get founded in Peopleís Republic of the South Pacific and endorse the glorious Chairman Amerion! More info can be found here.

Onto NoN', TRR beat TP, ATOMIC beat Europe, and Big Farma beat Europeia, The Communist Bloc, and The free society of Tic Tacs. The region Dead Sea fell dramatically between September 5 and 6, and NationStates (the region) is still on their long decline since July 10th.

Anyway, Middle Vers is giving propaganda for dictators. Oh man. The TNP Vice-delegate weekly update is out, and the TEP Ministry of culture is having a header & footer contest! In terms of delegates, Theberstan has been elected Delegate of First World Order, Agarath has become delegate of Codex Ylvus, and Nolandisland has become delegate of Lone Wolves United! The featured region today is Lemuria! Congratulations!

OPINIONS:

Creator's note: The following is a complete joke and should be treated as such.

Don't be fooled: TSP being "Communist" means something else.

By La xinga



As you know, the South Pacific has been "Couped by Commies." Uhuh. I'm sure. If so, why are the same people in government? A real coup does not involve the same people. The only thing to say is that the TSP government changed ideologies, but why?

First of all, on this day, September 8th, President of the United States Gerald Ford pardoned Nixon. Some people considered this an act of corruption, so it's only obvious TSP would absorb this aura.

In any case, whatever your opinion on Communism is, the government of TSP will be acting corrupt with it, and here's why: How can you have communism in NS?

Well, you can own all the land. Will the TSP government do anything good with this land? Well, no. If corruption is so prevalent, can you imagine if the government of TSP controlled every nation in it's boundaries? We'd see the RMB of TSP filled up with propaganda about the excellence of Glorious Leader Chairman of the Revolution Amerion, we'd see nations being used as tools by Auphelia as pets, we'd see TSP in complete isolation from it's allies, it will be a disaster.

The government of TSP will tax your Cards by each card's market value, and YOUR card bank will become EVERYONE'S card bank, rather Auphelia's actually, used by her to continue growing her ever-expanding luxury palaces with 500 Bugatti Chirons in her garage.

The army? Serving the revolution? Rather serving the Comintern's every whim, using nations to vote for whatever proposal and coup their 13-year old allies.

Therefore, we need to put a stop to this madness before 'Oh How Glorious Leader' starts turning us into brainwashed sapients, made to fulfill every small need of Auphelia's 20,000 servants.

I rest my case.

Oh, yes, the memes.




Credits to Australia-Oceania for the first 2 memes, Republica Guilleana for the 2nd, Melicorium for the last.

Also, if you found a mistake, inaccuracy, or error, ping or telegram La xinga immediately!

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| COVID-19 | IAFF | Boston castle | The Minion order. | 10000 islands discord status. | Hurricane of Louisiana




Health
⭐COVID-19⭐



[align=justify] So what is COVID-19? Well, it stands for Coronavirus, what is coronavirus? Well, it's a merger of SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, a new virus that was first recognized in December 2019. Genetic sequencing of the virus suggests that it is a beta coronavirus closely linked to the SARS virus. Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses. Some can infect animals, and some can infect humans. Lots of young people are mostly immune to the Coronavirus since their immune system is way better than older people since the older you are the weaker and the older you get your immune system gets worst so mostly it affects more older people since their immune system is worse than younger people's immune system, but now ever since the Coronavirus came and now it has turned as now younger people are getting infected but since they have a strong immune system they heal much faster all they got to do is quarantine, let's talk about some nations which are hardly affected by it, let's start.

The first one is going to be the United states afterall their president is trying to make the country worse and is terrible we hope [box]


COVID-19
he does lose this November, and also anyways united states so far has the most COVID-19 cases in the world right now meaning you can't travel to the U.S, another mistake they made was open schools on September 8th on Wednesday and lots of children caught COVID-19 since of the virus raging in the United States and the poorly handled president who sucks, nine companies in the U.S including a german one has signed a pledge to not rush the researching the COVID-19 possible vaccine and also Oxford is hot on the trail as they also search for a vaccine but there is a problem since Washington University estimated about 387,000 deaths in the united states at the end of the year. The problem also is that the president doesn't suggest wearing masks I get the point it doesn't fully protect you but it helps the rate of you not getting infected.

The second one right now in India which is getting hit hard normally every day now about 76,000 cases to 87,000 cases the problem with India is that it is a dictatorship and also the fact is that only the rich and get good healthcare and get tested since many poor people live in India and since they can't get tested since they don't have the money they die and also get COVID-19, what the team and I think India should do is provide testing to everyone and also to wear masks since the rich people only have it, most cases in India are caused by poor people since they can't afford good healthcare.

Since we know the top two countries in the world which have COVID-19 cases some countries such as Canada they are opening school's on Thursday which is good and also a 1/3 of most classes will be there in real life and 2/3 will be online learning, now with that let's move on to quarantine.


⭐Quarantine⭐


so in quarantine, it's basically like separating from everyone else so that you don't spread the virus to them, most experts on the virus suggest that you should quarantine for 14 days before getting tested since this helps the person heal from the virus to prevent the spread of it to anyone else. That means you can't go close with anyone you have to social distance 6 feet 2 meters a ratio of 3 to 1 you have to wear a mask when talking to someone since it could spit out germs and also droplets which could infect the person and also you have to stay separate from everyone for those 14 days that means you have to sleep in your room since you can lay germs in other peoples rooms and infect other people but you might think this as depression but no it's not so let's say you want to do normal life here's what you can do.
  • take a box of tissues since you'll still sneeze for 14 days, but when you come back you have to stay distant from it for 14 days also.

  • make sure you clean your surroundings since there might still be germs.

  • you can read about COVID-19 just to know if you have to stay longer in self-isolation if you show lots of symptoms[

but hey there's still more to this quarantine guide since you can do all sorts of things! There's an endless list of things you can do! Like for example, you can write a book about your time in quarantine since you can always look back at your days when you showed symptoms,
but anyways the final stage is after 14 days they test you and most likely you end up negative, but why? It's because in those 14 days it gave the time for your body to fight


⭐What you should do⭐



Wash your hands frequently

Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water.

Why? Washing your hands with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand rub kills viruses that may be on your hands.

Maintain social distancing

Maintain at least 1 meter (3 feet) or 2 meters (6 feet) distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.

Why? When someone coughs or sneezes they spray small liquid droplets from their nose or mouth which may contain the virus. If you are too close, you can breathe in the droplets, including the COVID-19 virus if the person coughing has the disease.

Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth

Why? Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose, or mouth. From there, the virus can enter your body and can make you sick.

Practice respiratory hygiene

Make sure you, and the people around you, follow good respiratory hygiene. This means covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately.

Why? Droplets spread the virus. By following good respiratory hygiene you protect the people around you from viruses such as cold, flu, and COVID-19.

If you have a fever, cough, and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early

Stay home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough, and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention, and call in advance. Follow the directions of your local health authority.

Why? National and local authorities will have the most up to date information on the situation in your area. Calling in advance will allow your health care provider to quickly direct you to the right health facility. This will also protect you and help prevent the spread of viruses and other infections.

Stay informed and follow the advice given by your healthcare provider

Stay informed on the latest developments about COVID-19. Follow the advice given by your healthcare provider, your national and local public health authority, or your employer on how to protect yourself and others from COVID-19.

Why? National and local authorities will have the most up to date information on whether COVID-19 is spreading in your area. They are best placed to advise on what people in your area should be doing to protect themselves.





Events
⭐IAFF⭐



so what is this IAFF? well we'll tell you first of all it stands for The Interregional Association of Football Federations (IAFF), but what does it do? And how to enter? This IAFF is based on discord roleplay and was made by Llorens They also are using discord instead of forums since discord they said is a more accessible platform for engaging fully in this fun and interactive activity. How does it work? The first thing you need to do is you will be asked to create your team lineup and some team details, like your coach and home stadium. If you don't know much about the sport, there are plenty of experienced football nerds willing to lend a hand! Once you have done that, you can get involved in our year-wide schedule, with weekly friendlies and special cups (the World Cup and Mid-Season Cup) every six months. To have a better chance of winning your matches, you can roleplay news stories, team announcements, and match previews or reviews, for example. Each match counts towards the LinkIAFF Rankings! There are some rules thought just to add on since it's a championship so either way, you need to follow rules so let's start with their aphorisms.

First, you need to provide which nation you are and also what region that nation is, and to get in you have to be an IAFF member or just a plain visitor. But how do you become a member of this championship the link is right here and you just ask for membership if you don't want to then you can be a visitor and just watch all the games. Mostly this championship you should watch because it looks like it can stimulate you into going to it once you hit the link button to it, a very zestful thing about it is you can find lots of different nations in it and also regions with nations representing them, of course, we won't but we probably will report fixtures if we want to and we should have a vote whether you want fixtures of just news around nation-states, mostly the newspaper gets better around ideas of the readers.


Nations
⭐Boston castle, the North pacific's rising star.⭐



so who is this Boston castle? Well if you're in the north pacific since the nation is in the north pacific you will know, lately on the North pacific volume awards part one Boston castle was ranked rising star champion what does this mean? That means every time is the volume awards are based on how much endorsements they were given from other nations so basically the more nations you endorse that means the more endorsements you would get back, so then Boston castle was awarded it since that nation has gone on a rampage when it comes to endorsing nations it also surpassed the number of endorsements by other nations which have been in the world assembly longer than Boston castle, but how does it do that? Well, mostly you would go to the North Pacific to get lots of endorsements so the first thing is he or she said in the message is the zen endorse button working? Yes you can endorse people quicker in the north pacific

but how? The first thing you have to do is go to their site and go to the endorse page, then you put in a world assembly nation in the north pacific then you have to hit submit then after on-top of the two tables on the left you should see a button named Zen mode which would endorse the number of WA nations which you didn't endorse your nation, just remember you can't go into a government official in the north pacific's account it just goes into the account you are in, so mainly this would be a good idea to use this in order if you want to get

lots of endorsements and maybe even become a rising star champion which is a very high rank you can consider going to the north pacific since their endo cap is 846 since 85% of the world assembly delegates endorsements so if you want to have a good number of nations endorsing you, you can already consider yourself going to the north pacific website.


Regions
⭐The new minion order⭐



The new minion order has been long gone, but anyway it's an exciting topic to talk about! So let's start with the first facts they made a dispatch named the declaration of the new minion order states that the south pacific had built democracy through their region throughout the years they were made until The dastardly Maxtopian Order, who we entrusted with the security of our most sacred institutions, have conspired under the shadows of Democracy to overthrow your beloved Delegate and Supreme Leader. They had hoped to destroy all which we have labored to build, to replace it with a horrendous version of liberal utopia! But their wicked ways could not be hidden from us forever. At last, they revealed themselves for who they truly were.

To our eternal good fortune, loyal forces of the Minion Guard contained this treacherous Maxtopian insurrection. Led by their heroic and dare I say handsome Admiral General, our platoons crushed these would-be usurpers. The remaining Maxtopians shall be hunted down and destroyed! Alas, this attempt on my delegacy has left me scarred and deformed but I assure you that my evilness has never been stronger! To ensure the stability and security of the Coalition, the Republic shall be reorganized into a new force for law and order, into a New Minion Order! They called their order a beacon which would shine through nation-states which would bring peace to the big world and also law and order to nation-states without it, their beacon would help the world regain obedience and harmony building the world again into a better place which would be ruled by supreme minion order Darth Amerion, amerion then dissolved the council of regional security and then turned it into the Council of Grand Minions, amerion also ordered everyone in the region to endorse their Darth

leader amerion and also other minion council members also, in the end, it crossed out for two days and said instead 10,000 years. Well, it only lasted two days so really nothing since of coup Tuesday this happens all the time like a few days ago we had the peoples republic of the south pacific.


Regions
⭐10,000 discord status.⭐



the 10,000 islands discord was ruined 16 days ago from today their delegate also the WA general secretary had published a dispatch saying that the 10,000 islands discord was targetted by a person impersonating a member of our Discord moderation team. This impersonator was able to gain access to our entire discord server by impersonating an offline moderator, to the detriment of our region.

This impersonator, once having access to our server, engaged in a destructive action that left our entire server destroyed. All information within our server since it was created in late 2016/early 2017 has been destroyed and is beyond retrieval. Over a dozen members of our server were also banned by them, and we are working on contacting them to re-invite them. We ask that the community please have patience while we work to fix what has been destroyed, and if you know anything please contact us. The sad event of this happening was brutal as members of their discord were banned by this person and sadly now the 10,000 discord moderators have to try and find those people who were banned and we all hope that it goes to normal, but anyways the real story was the person who had made this scheme up had been allowed into the 10,000 islands discord status before this was not the first time the impersonator did this.

Since of the destruction and chaos in the 10,000 islands discord if you even try getting on the messages will not load sense of the destruction that person caused, that's how bad it got, and also it's not lag which causes that you can even try getting to other groups and it would perfectly work fine, we all hope that 10,000 islands can re-call once again.


Disasters
⭐Hurricane batters Louisiana⭐



You might have heard about the hurricane in Louisiana and since one of our writers lives in Louisiana and experienced it here's his story. I was coming back from work going to my house which was in the countryside since I would go fishing every time I finished work. After 30 minutes of fishing and letting them go I walked back to my house where my two sons Oliver and also frank met me with a big hug, my wife came behind of them and hugged me as we walked in, I then flipped on the radio and waited for
some exciting news. Soon I heard a hurricane report and I spit out my coffee since I was drinking coffee, I then told my wife to get food, clothes, and other materials you would need during a hurricane. Soon we scrambled into the basement as we heard the hurricane approach

I then soon locked the door and turned on a lamp, we had brought sleeping bags as my dad and mom came to bring their chairs. Soon we heard strong gusts hitting our house and thunder striking the waves it was so loud that our house shook like an earthquake. We heard different things torn off and into our house as the destruction just grew soon we heard a big thump soon the sound of our roof exploding, I then heard furniture inside our house getting flung over and fall I went and unlocked the door as it flung open then I take a quick peek and saw a giant tree battered into my roof soon I ran back down as wind entered the house and the ceiling started to tear off I told everyone to stay calm, soon I stayed there as the hurricane got worse soon the door of the basement was going ajar as the wind was really powerful soon the door flung open as leaves tree branches and lots of signs flung in soon we heard a wall break as a tree then batter

the ceiling of the basement. Soon I told my family to run as we toke our supplies and climbed stairs from my basement to our attic,
I then got up as we saw the attic clean as normal, soon we rested there for a few more hours I then looked to see if it was clear and soon realized that nothing happened otherwise the tree smashed our roof turns out that a sign had hit our wall and since we have insurance I'm okay! I also hope that other people living in Louisiana made it safe and hope you survived this hurricane.

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Letter from editor and cheif.

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Issue #4 - 14/09/2020



Kranostav wins TNP delegate election


The office of WA delegate in The North Pacific is possibly one of the most powerful elected offices on NationStates, as the winner will be able to hold full executive powers in the largest non-puppet storage region on the site, and will have more votes in the WA than any other nation on the site. Just over a week ago voting started for the positions of WA delegate, Vice-delegate and Speaker, as well as a special judicial election. Voting was done under Alternative Vote, and voters were able to state whether they wanted to re-open nominations.
Minor News
  • The Confederacy of Layem, a region notable for it's unintentional involvement in the so-called 'Drewpocalypse earlier this year, announced that it was issuing a travel ban to Citizens Alliance of Democracy, to prevent rising tensions between the two regions.

Incumbent delegate Prydania chose not to stand due to RL commitments, so it was a race between various other notable members of the region for the delegacy. Former Minister of World Assembly Affairs and Minister of Foreign Affairs Kranostav ran a campaign that promised making improvements to the North Pacific Army, more work in the World Assembly to increase TNP's power, and reaching out to UCRs, alongside a sizable amount of domestic policies. Meanwhile former Foreign Affairs Minister Praeceps's campaign focused on administration and culture, with a promise to open up applications to become a minister to the public. Also running was Pigeonstan, former Speaker Gorundu and famous card collector 9003.

The results were fairly close, as Kranostav pulled out an early lead in the first preference votes, but picked up few second and third preference votes, meaning that the race came down between them and Praeceps for the victory. Kranostav just about held on and officially became delegate-elect of The North Pacific while the transfer between delegates happens. In the race for Vice-Delegate, only two candidates stood, Dreadton and Bobberino. Dreadton received over 72% of the votes, winning the race for Vice-Delegate. Three candidates stood for Speaker, Comfed, Lady Raven Wing and Madjack, who won with a commanding 74% of the vote.

There is not much unusual about this election, as the policies proposed by the candidates are standard for GCRs and TNP in particular, yet this is an
interesting time at the moment, as TNP's power and influence grows in the WA. Whether this growth will continue, or will the power of large UCRs overpower this influence, is something that no-one can predict.🟥




Mysterious TBH puppet relocation?


Those who either check the list of the largest regions or jump points to see if operations are happening, might have noticed that a new large region called 'The City of Ba Sing Se'. Multiple puppets from The Black Hawks have relocated to this region, alongside some new puppets as well. The region is at well over 3,000 nations now, gaining those nations in less than a week. In NS there is always a reason for mass-creation of puppets, and this article will attempt to find out those reasons.

Possibly the most obvious reason would be that it is a new jump point, which is a region where raiders move from into regions being raided, and are used because they update later than all other regions. However, this is quickly disproved as the region's regional officers are not from military regions, such as Thalassia and Refugia. Also, the region updates much earlier than required for a jump point. Another possibility is card farming, but we would probably see much more issue-answering and inter-regional co-operation for card farming is rare.

I think one of the most likely possibilities is N-day. We are already seeing inter-regional alliances being created for N-day, and co-operation between these regions is probably only possible under those circumstances, but we would probably be seeing embassies being created with the involved regions. Also the name is very unusual for an N-day faction. One may suspect the regions are simply trying to hide this information, but this might not be true. There is little need to hide information about N-day factions until N-day itself arrives, by when plans are usually kept secret, aside from the fact that some cannot access means to communicate such as discord, but that is a different matter.

I still see very few reasons why this region has been created aside from N-day or possibly card farming. If this becomes an N-day faction, then it is more proof of what this year's N-day is already shaping up to be. Big inter-regional factions with mass puppet armies. However there are still mysteries, such as why such fundamentally different regions are co-operating, or why embassies haven't been created and why the name is so weird. We will no doubt know soon🟥




How Large are Regional Communities?


Most active gameplayers and roleplayers will notice that however large a region's population is, only a small proportion of the nations in the region are ever actively involved, sometimes through inactivity or through simply issue-answering instead of being involved in the region.

Let's take a look at a relatively large defender region, Order of the Gray Wardens. The region has 222 nations at the time of writing. TGW has a purely onsite defender role, known as the Guardians. By looking at the data from these operations, we find that in the past 2 and a half months, 20 nations have taken part in operations. In terms of the wardens, who are the offsite-based defenders, numbers are harder to come by without combing through loads of forum posts. But what we do know, is that these players are not going to be the other 200 nations in the region. A realistic estimate would be about 15-40 nations. Now some puppets are in the region some of the time, but the vast majority are either inactive or simply answering issues.

Now let's look at RP. The Western Isles is a region that is mainly focused on RP, although there is a relatively sizable focus on regional politics. By looking at the region's actively updated map, and using the raw feature and google chrome's find feature, we find that there are 52 nations involved. This is just over a quarter of the region's 192 nations. A safe assumption when including puppets and politics-focused nations would still mean that less than half of the region is involved in regional activities.

To conclude, there is no simple way to work out how many nations are actively involved in regions, because of puppets and some information that isn't available. But I'd say from pure experience of regions that less than half of the nations in a region are involved in activities beyond occasional RMB posts. One possible way to work this out could be election turnouts, but this relies on citizenship, which can sometimes complicate matters. NS was designed to be a game played for a very short time, that's why only 30 issues were originally made, and why RMB posts originally disappeared after only 10 posts. We, the NS community made it into what it is today, through roleplay, politics and R/D. No wonder some new players aren't involved in their regions, or only answer issues. Issues appear as a notification, something that makes the player want to answer them. 'Military gameplay' can sometimes confuse new players, and new players don't always understand RP. Does this matter? Probably not; there's no problem with players just answering issues, although they might go inactive quicker🟥

Editor's notes
Sorry about the delay in publishing this issue, both real-life and NS commitments got in the way. Some readers might have noticed a news reporter who has been copying articles from the NationStates Chronicle and other notable news reporters. Please do not upvote these dispatches and avoid giving them too much attention, and hold up reputable NS news dispatches instead.


Have any news stories that you would like to see in here? Then TG me with a brief explanation of what has happened/what you want to be in the story. Please make sure that it is NS-related, interesting to the general NS community and notable. Please do not ask me to make a story about moderator actions. I reserve the right to reject any story that I believe shouldn't be in The NationStates Chronicle.

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We always dream about having and endless supply of something, but then realise that it is an impossible dream. "What an idiot", you think.

Well dream no more! Laraniem's Poll'O'Clock is back, and ready for your answer!

If you could have an infinite amount of ONE thing, what would it be?

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If you don't like our poll-run advertising, don't be afraid to tell us. We'll be sad, but willing to bypass your region next time around.


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Free of bias since August 9th 2020!

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NUMBER OF NATIONS:

Place Region Yesterday Today

#1 Chicken overlords 10,389 10,386
#2 The North Pacific 10,153 10,190
#3 The East Pacific 8,886 8,869
#4 The South Pacific 8,469 8,477
#5 Osiris 7,768 7,763
#6 Balder 7,557 7,523
#7 Lazarus 7,529 7,547
#8 The Pacific 6,811 6,802
#9 The Rejected Realms 6,777 6,731
#10 The West Pacific 6,922 6,019

WA RANKINGS:

In the GA, "Commercial Arbitration Recognition" is up for the vote, and it is ranked LIKELY FOR.
In the SC, "Commend The Red Fleet" is up for the vote, and it is also ranked SAFE FOR.

Hello everybody! A ton of news just flooded in, as what usually happens when I wait a while to publish the next edition. First off, as you probably already know, Kranostav has been elected delegate of the North Pacific! Watch the transition of endorsements here.

Speaking of new delegates, HumanSanity has become Delegate of 10000 Islands, succeeding the amazing reign of (Former) Delegate Kuriko. Congratulations on the new delegate!

Oh, and Noahs Second Country became an issue editor! Congratulations! Anyway, yes, the EuroOlympics are here! Good luck to everyone who participates, of course. The sporty season is really kicking off with IAFF also starting again, and if you have trouble keeping track of the sports news, NSNBA-NSNFL has a news dispatch to keep you updated!

IN R/D NEWS, TBH did no known raids, TGW now liberated United Coalition and is attempting to liberate Socialist Warriors, Stront Union has been raided by Europeia. Janus among others has been raided by The East Pacific. In NoN', TWP fell a lot, The City of Ba Sing Se gained a lot, as well as Atomic.

In terms of "other" news, the N-day server list is here, along with The North Pacific Vision Semi-Final 1, as well as Semi-Final 2! The Labyrinth held elections for a lot of stuff, and here are the results. In Newspapers, the Layem Times is out, the NS Chronicle is too! TSP had a LogoFest, and Thaecia seems to be having MP elections, check their RMB. The featured region today is The Mystical Council! Congratulations!

STORIES:

Creator's note: The following is a story with some jokes. You can obviously know what's a joke and what's not!

Nukes fly, people die: N-Day5.

By La xinga



N-day is becoming closer and closer, and everybody better get ready. Protect your people!

Seriously, reporters in Max Barry's office claimed the day of nuclear destruction be on September 26th, and last N-day had "The Horsemen of the Apocalypse" in 1st place and Uppercuts in last.

This is what you need to know for N-day. Read it before you, yourself, are embroiled in the conflict! That, or you might be a defense Edit: Strategic specialist and defend nations, or an economic specialist that........ask someone. Basically they can store extra stuff, but some regions do different stuff with them.

Although don't get mad if someone nukes you or blocks your bomb (shield), remember, it's just a game, the other person is also a human, not Max Barry. (Before you ask, yes, we have studies that confirm that Max Barry is not just a human.)

Back on topic, they are fears that the radiation form the bomb will not only kill people, but turn them into zombies around a month later. Yes, actual zombies.

This radiation can do many things, such as making your people have three eyes, one nostril, oh, how terrible.

Now why is the world going into nuclear destruction? We don't know. Although one's thing for sure: This N-day will have some weird factions.

Which faction do you think will win N-day?

if you found any mistakes, inaccuracies, or errors, tg La xinga immediately!

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NS-news is back!

Take Part in the Largest Survey of NationStates!, Mood of NationStates!

Link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KW3RXDZ

It will hardly take 2 minutes to share your opinions on different issues of NS.

We have arrived in The Paris Agreement to meet Eco-Paris Reformation and have an interview with them.

1. First of all, the most curious question, why did you suddenly leave NationStates?

I left NationStates for no particular reason. The site felt without purpose for what I was doing. I worked hard for the environment, health, and equality of and for our planet. I returned from my nearly year-long hiatus to work with a longterm friend, Greenwaters (R.I.P), on the Environmental Protection Council. After 30 odd days without a message or any action from Greenwaters, he oddly ceased to exist from lack of activity. To be truly honest, I returned thanks to Drew Durnil (the Youtuber), seeming someone as famous as he was playing this game, it began to revive what was breaking off. I'm going to work harder than ever to fight for what I believe in, and hopefully, NationStates is with me!

2. As you have returned after a long time, can you notice any significant change in the NS multiverse?

I notice little-no differences and or changes within the NS multiverse. Some regions have come and gone, and some of which I was once very close. It's a shame to see such staple nations and regions go. I've been back for a few months or so, and I've gotten to remember everything here again! And, might I say, it's good to be back!

3. How are you renovating your new region?

I plan on holding more events, sponsorships, campaigns, debates, polls, and such. It's going to be very similar to my last region with a modernizing twist! Hopefully, everyone will like it!

4. Yes, I think it is a good idea, next question. How much support did you receive during your previous mission of 'Green Environment' on NationStates?

I believe that I had a significant amount of support during my previous mission of 'Green Environment' on NationStates. I had well over 100 embassies, multiple events, and close relations and awareness programs and initiatives. I'd like to thank any and if not all the regions that helped me achieve my accomplishments along the way! <3

5. "The most ignored issue in the General Assembly is the concern of Environment." Comment on the statement.

- I'd like to argue against this. The General Assembly has plenty of environmental resolutions, and as long as they continue to have 1-2 per month, then it's a great start. I believe that bigger and better things need to happen! I'm waiting for the day that a huge environmental proposal is put to vote, that'll be a significant change for all of the NationStates!

6. Do you think there is any scope of inducing concern for the environment, your mission, in the politics of regions' gameplay?

This one is hard to answer. In my opinion, the environment should be in the politics of regions' gameplay. If every region helped to spread awareness, it will certainly help a lot! It's important to note that it should be up to each and every region' to decide what gameplay that we want to do.

Yes, the question is quite complex in the terms of gameplay on NationStates.

7. Do you think workshops and other events on NS can help your cause?

I, personally, believe that workshops and other events on NationStates can help my cause of the environment, health, and equality. The more awareness we spread, the better. There's nothing more important than trying, and this one of the biggest steps towards trying!

8. Before we leave, do you have any message for our readers?

As of now, I have no questions for the readers.

Before we depart from their region, we wish good luck to Eco-Paris Reformation and hope more people will join them in their mission.


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Written by your very own Seven Seas

Skundi Resigns

The last time I was this sad about someone stepping down Obama was leaving the White House. Skundi, on this 26th day of September, 2020, has left their long standing position or Foreign Secretary. Why? Well, Foreign Secretary wasn't quite the job the Banana Duck wanted, instead they want to "write more bills for the HoC, and I can only do that not in a demanding government position". As well as that Skundi is planning on "starting a Loranian News Service (totally different to SSí one donít worry) providing fact-checking, opinion and just general news articles". Totally different? I imagine that is supposed to mean totally better. Whatever the case, we will need a new Foreign Secretary. Skundi has nominated Liberated Wales, an excellent choice if I do say so myself. Liberated Wales has accepted gratefully this duty, and states that it is the best position for them. I wish both of them luck, as they navigate the these waters of Loranian politics.

An Impostor of Fiendish Inclinations?

Yashou japan, as they usually go by, has come to Lorania as Paran toho. On their arrival Liberated Wales notified us that they are the scum of NS, a true ne'er-do-well. My first inclination was to get proof of this, what did they do? Liberated Wales sent me a TG of a TG from source I do not wish to disclose. This TG outlined the doings of this most foul nation. These doing included impersonation of other nations, spamming, election rigging, plagiarizing, and general treason. Should we have a nation like that threatening the safety of Lorania, and so soon after the Bio incident? Well, while changing the regional code to Code Yellow, I allowed Paran toho to stay. However this was much to the dismay of some residents, and I will be keeping an ever peeled I on this nation.

Bio is Back

Sh!t... I thought Bio was banned. If you don't remember them see my previous issue. Anyway, they have returned as Oijisa2. Technically they are allowed back, their sentence was banishment form the region for one week. Are we going to allow them to stay here, eh... maybe. I believe in second chances, so I guess even the nations like Bio deserve them. Oh wait, what is this I see? 30 or so suppressed posts, many by Oijisa2 as well as Tai Pei. Our two regional buffoons. We have gotten used to Tai Pei's antics, even enjoying them. But it seems they have gone too far. Oijisa2 and Tai Pei seem to have gotten into an intense argument starting with the proper punctuation of Oijisa2's factbook. Both nations let fly their best insults, Oijisa2 going for the more schoolyard bully approach as Tai Pei remained an intellectual. In light of these occurrences the government has come to the conclusion that we must have OOC laws and be able to eject and ban nations without going through IC procedures.

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The latest issue, enjoy


NATIONSTATES NEWS
Free of bias (and radiation!) since August 9th 2020!


NUMBER OF NATIONS:

Place Region Yesterday Today

#1 Chicken overlords 10,843 10,926
#2 The North Pacific 10,051 10,122
#3 The East Pacific 8,948 8,981
#4 The South Pacific 8,432 8,494
#5 Osiris 8,135 8,395
#6 Lazarus 8,045 8,340
#7 Balder 8,061 8,313
#8 The Pacific 6,813 6,882
#9 The Rejected Realms 6,299 6,355
#10 The West Pacific 5,962 6,010

WA RANKINGS:

In the GA, "Sovereign Justice Accord" is up for the vote, and it is ranked SAFE FOR.
In the SC, "Condemn The Land Of Kings And Emperors" is up for the vote, and it is ranked LEANS AGAINST.

Hello everybody. If you're still alive, look up high, in the sky, where there's nukes that are about to dive, in your eyes, telling you "bye," then your people die.

The Horsemen were first winning, destroying multiple large factions until pretty much everyone ganged up on them. Now it's a friendly competition between Ba Sing Se and Augustin Alliance, and when I say "friendly" I mean technically being allied with each other, nuking other factions to beat the other.

I also made a mistake last time, it's Strategic Specialists, not Defense Specialists! Also, if you want to keep track of N-day News, check out Valentine Z's dispatch here!

N-DAY5 PREDICTIONS:

It's extremely hard to predict a winner, but NS News predicts that either Ba Sing Se or Augustin Alliance will carry 1st place, and the other 2nd, as it is as of now TOO EARLY TO CALL. 3rd place will likely be An Alliance of Potatoes.

Now aside from N-day, New Visayan Islands has joined the venerated ranks of the moderators. After joining, NVI has already been on quite a lot of cases. (The URL better work.)

In terms of "other news," Kavagrad has become delegate of The Leftist Assembly, Dr Pepper Enthusiasts has become delegate of the biggest class region I have personally ever seen, Benigtopia, and "Gonadezian World Assembly Ambassador" has become delegate of The Democratic Republic.

The Layem Times has now come out with a new edition, and the Conch Times came out with a new edition too! TGW was back on "it" again, and the SPINN has published it's 8th edition! The featured region today was North Europe Germany! Congratulations!

(Yes, the color change in NS News was done purposely for N-day.)

OPINIONS:

Is "NS Summer" finally over?

By La xinga



/notamod

To take your mind off of N-day................

Lately there has been an increase in "bad behavior" on the NS forums. This is usual: Bad Behavior usually upticks in the summer. But here's the question: Is it finally over?

In order to answer this, we need to look at reports. The thread we need to look at mostly is this thread. (DO NOT POST UNLESS REPORTING.)

Now on September 10 it seemed to be a mess, Sep. 11 too. After sometime it begins to cool.

In terms of general reports, Sep. 10 and Sep. 11 seem to spike AGAIN, and then it just, well, stays the same.

Now New Visayan Islands became a moderator because "The team were running short following the recent promotions, and Jakker hasn't been able to keep up with the demands for danishes." But I think it's also possible that NVI was appointed to the Rank of Forum Mod due to NS Summer, just like on the last day of August three Forum Mods were promoted to Game Moderator.

So, is NS Summer finally over? Well, it definitely went down, but it's also definitely still rampant.

If you found a mistake, inaccuracy, or error, tg La xinga immediately!

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