Hello and welcome to The North Pacific!
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Welcome to The North Pacific!
Welcome to The North Pacific (TNP)! You might be a new nation to the game or in TNP, and you don't really know what is going on or where to start. Or you may be an experienced member but have several questions regarding some of the activities going on. Whatever the case, we have put together this handbook that you can use to familiarize yourself with the game and TNP, and to make the most out of your time in NationStates (NS).
The handbook has a number of different sections. The index below will help you navigate them. If you have any questions not answered in this handbook, feel free to send a telegram to Delegate McMasterdonia, Minister of Home Affairs Huks Gares, or any of the Gameside Advocates and Mentors. They will be glad to help! Additionally, we are always looking to improve this handbook, so let us now if you think something should be added or changed.
This section covers the very first items you should check off as a newcomer to the game and TNP.
Why you should be in TNP: Selecting a region for your nation is one of the most important decisions you will make in the game. We hope you will make TNP your home, and this link explains why. If you have already decided to stay here, that's great!
Join the regional forum: The forum is where most government and roleplay activities take place. Registering an account is very easy. You should get yourself an account so that you can check out what's going on and join in on the fun.
Join our regional chat: Our Discord server is where our members hang out and chat about the game and real life subjects. You can join and introduce yourself to our community. Additionally, if you have any questions, asking on Discord is the fastest way to get help.
Apply for citizenship: Citizenship is your ticket to TNP. As a citizen, you can vote to elect our Delegate and other government officials, hold them accountable, and even run for these positions yourself. All you need to apply is a nation in TNP and an account on the forum.
Ways to Get Involved
Now that you have cleared the basics, you must be looking for things to do. Below are some of the opportunities TNP offers.
Get involved in the government: There are many ways to get involved in the government straight away after joining TNP. You can write the regional laws in the Regional Assembly. You can take part in the day-to-day running of the region in the Executive Staff. Or, you can protect TNP at home and abroad in the North Pacific Army.
Get involved in the World Assembly: Joining the World Assembly (WA) is one of the best ways to empower your nation, especially in TNP. Thanks to our WA Development Program, as a WA member you can determine international laws, have one of the highest endorsement counts in the entire game, and even win awards!
Get involved in RolePlay: We have not one, but two vibrant RolePlay (RP) universes, Eras and Strangereal. Each comes with its own map, chronology, and physics laws. If you commit to being active in RP, you can claim a spot in either universe's map, and join others in weaving stories about your nation and its role in the world.
Get involved in trading cards: Our regional cards guild provides many resources you can take advantage of to increase the value of your deck, including several offerings of free cards. As a member of the guild, you can also participate in many other cards-related activities, including themed collections, pull events, and regular publications.
Through our regional nation, The Northern Light, we post a number of regular regional publications. You can follow them to stay up to speed with what's going on in TNP.
The Northern Lights: Produced by the Ministry of Communications, this is our regional newspaper. It includes both general news and op-ed articles about various aspects of TNP and NS.
The North Star: Produced by the Ministry of Communications, The North Star informs TNPers of current internal matters and government activities.
The Roleplay Reel: Produced by the Ministry of Communications, The Roleplay Reel showcases roleplay works by members of TNP's two RP communities.
Press Releases: Produced by the Ministry of Home Affairs, press releases focus on news about the Executive Government, elections, and other regional issues of general interest.
Regional Assembly Digest: Produced by the Speaker's Office, the digest focuses on news about the legislative and other business of the Regional Assembly.
Information for WA Voters: Produced by the Ministry of WA Affairs, IFVs provide vote recommendations and analysis about all resolutions that reach the floor of the General Assembly or Security Council.
Weekly Anthologies: Produced by the Gameside Advocates, this series highlights dispatches produced by TNP nations.
Northern Broadcasting Service: Produced by the Ministry of Radio, this is our very own regional radio station in which our broadcasters provide their insight into current events in TNP and Nationstates.
WADP Awards: Produced as part of the WADP, this monthly publication presents regional awards to nations that actively participate in the World Assembly.
Literary Awards: Produced by the Gameside Advocates, this monthly publication presents regional awards to nations that actively post on the regional RMB or publish dispatches.
Other Useful Links
Below are miscellaneous resources useful for all nations.
Government index: Get to know your government by using this list of all government officials in TNP. If you have questions or suggestions about any aspect of the regional governance, feel free to send a telegram to the corresponding government official.
Law index: This is a compilation of all legal documents currently in force in TNP. This includes our Constitution and Bill of Rights, which form the basis of our government.
World Assembly voting policy: Look here to learn how TNP's Delegate casts the regional vote on World Assembly resolutions, and how you can help determine that vote.
Embassy policy: If you are here as a diplomat from another region, please take a look at our policy for in-game and forum embassies.
Recruitment policy: If you are here to recruit for another region, please take a look at our policy on permissible and prohibited types of recruitment.
This dispatch is updated automatically on a daily basis. Please do not edit manually.
Please read our RMB rules: clicking here
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Friently is not a cartographer, do not ask him for cartography related things. Bothering him anyway will result in the immediate and swift rodding of offending nation, thank you
If anyone would like to stake a claim in for some land on the map then TG New Trisone, Waupun Island, Minuda, Illusia and Neverendia, or British Bayonet
Claims must be:
A1. Reasonable enough to be put onto the map. No beginner nation will be the size of Friently, or higher, for their claim. If you want more accurate claims and you have Paint.net, beginner claims have a limit of 30k pixels. Your secondary nation will have to be at 15k pixels or less. However a secondary cannot be claimed immediately upon joining the map.
A2. Picky is good. Feel free to request changes to borders if you aren't happy with them.
A3. This map's planet is the same size as Earth, so we won't be making the map any bigger. If Earth can fit 200 nations, so can this.
A4. We are not changing or adding new territory to the map. Use the existing land more efficiently and we won't need any more.
A5. Not on any body of water.
Map removal is strictly allowed to only happen when the following criteria are met:
B1. AFRP, or Away From RP (not RPing for 25 days, 20 days in the case of people on other RMB maps)
B2. RMB RP Ban (if one clause states "therefore, the RMB Cartography Staff shall remove <nation> from the map")
B3. Cease to Exist (when the nation dies in the 28th day. Exceptions apply.)
B4. Moderator Sanctioned
Map Version: 266
Reminder: The alliance map is not handled by the carto team but by independent people who only work on it when they feel like it, this may cause the alliance map to be outdated, do not ask for it to be updated, it will be when a new version is finished.
Welcome to the Pegasia, a new world as you may say that houses many ideologies and is home to two resident superpowers; the Imperial Federation(ping AGU and Tonga) and the Republic of Yingguo(Ping Krustevland). With the technology year being 1975, it is currently the cold war period presently being butted between the nations of what Yingguo considers as the "Free World" and the Imperial "Monarchist League" with many inbetweens such as Gayogohono/Overhadamine and Verisaw.
In this world, you decide how your nation acts, reacts and conducts itself on the world stage, so long as it follows our rules on the discord. The cold war rages on by the day, and the nuclear clock continues to roll as the few sit ontop of the many with their masses of power and strength. Come join us today, we need you to fight on the good fight - or your own fight, if you may.
STANDARDS OF REALISM
If you are interested in submitting a claim, be sure to contact the following nations:
-Truavania (For Pegasia)
*nations in either one of these types of alliances, can be in the other type of alliance, ie, a nation in a defence alliance can be in a economic alliance. *Alliance member limit is 15 members
*Alliance member limit is 15 members
Oh hey Comfed 👋
Some people looks tasty, but my country is in crippling destruction
Dude how r u democratic and capitalist thats so baddd
I'm democratic and capitalist becouse I'm not cringe.
Why would I turn in to a dictatorship? lol
Nice GA resolution at vote.
There is a new vote in the General Assembly:
Resolution at Vote: Death Penalty Ban
Vote Recommendation: For
Forum voting thread: https://forum.thenorthpacific.org/topic/9194231/
You can read the Information for WA Voters dispatch (please upvote!) for more information about the resolution.
If you are a WA member, make sure to vote so that you have your voice heard! By voting, you can also win special trophies in our monthly WADP Awards and free legendary cards in our daily card lottery!
Additionally, you should also vote in the forum thread. The forum tally determines the delegate's vote, so this is your chance to determine how TNP's 1000 votes are used!
Vote Recommendation: For
The at-vote proposal "Death Penalty Ban" seeks to ban the execution of prisoners except under military penal code during time of war. All currently-outstanding sentences involving capital punishment will also commuted. The proposal allows further legislation to also ban the death penalty during times of war.
The World Assembly has, throughout its existence, required that its members abide by basic standards of morality. However, it has not yet done so in one area: capital punishment. The use of execution as a means of punishment is inherently inconsistent with human dignity, and is inefficient as well. Furthermore, the risk of executing innocents is inherent to the death penalty, although the likelihood of this is significantly lower when dealing with war crimes (the exception in this resolution).
For these reasons, the Ministry of World Assembly Affairs recommends voting For the at-vote General Assembly proposal, "Death Penalty Ban".
Sponsored by the Ministry of World Assembly Affairs of The North Pacific.
Death Penalty Ban
A resolution to improve worldwide human and civil rights.
That's great! :D
Did you walk far?
I'm all good thanks.
Stayed in today, too bloody cold outside. Lol
It's dark now.
Tess, one of our cats has the right idea.
Here's a couple of photo's
Me, who is just a country with death penalty: