The DPRK/WPK esque party would be loved by Aprosia.
I don't know would you continue to have a single ruling party or not but you could look into the possibility of having a Supreme Soviet style system or a East Bloc/China esque popular front.
The Supreme Soviet, during Brežnev's tenure for example, actually had a considerable amount of independent politicians; 425 from a total of 1500 seats. However, they were all pretty much subservient to the CPSU. There could be some neat features to this, Supreme Soviet members needed to be elected by more than 50% of the constituents voters, but there were cases where the public simply did not vote as a way to protest.
The popular front, in East Bloc countries and in China, is basically a similar system but with other parties that are legally allowed to participate in politics, but have to recognize the leadership of the leading party.
Hi and welcome! If you want to become active here, the following information may be useful. If you have additional questions, don't hesitate to ask!
You must be wondering what you can do here and how, what is expected of you and how to start role-playing... I'll try to answer these questions in this dispatch.
First of all, if you haven't done so already - go ahead and introduce yourself on our regional message board (RMB). You can post things like what country you're from, if you're new to NationStates or to role-playing (RP), what kind of a nation you want to create, and anything else you'd like to share.
About the Region
IC communication (in-character, meaning role-playing) is done on the NationStates forums
OOC communication (out-of-character, from general chatting to world-building) is done on the RMB
Telegrams are usually OOC
We don't have offsite forums, so you don't have to worry about missing something else.
Facilitating RP and promoting world-building and cooperation in the region
Managing the region in terms of regional rules and standards
Recruiting new players and managing our embassies with other regions
To really understand how we do, you can read through the following dispatches when you get a chance:
The Constitution - It details the responsibilities of the various government officers and the Founder, as well as the processes of legislation and elections in the region. Of course, there's no need to remember it all, but it's there if you need it.
The Regional Rules and Conduct - That's just... The rules. You know, don't be a jerk to others, don't spam the RMB, and so on. The map rules are also there, but we'll get to that in a minute.
The Regional information dispatch - Contains current and updating information about the region (recent stats of the region, weekly updates, important daily events, etc.).
The Regional Links dispatch - Contains useful links to other regional guides or interesting dispatches (list of alliances, the regional militia, World Assembly guide, guides on RP, and more).
Of course, most of us can. If you still have questions, you can do either of the following:
Post a question on the RMB; you'll likely get an answer not long after.
Send a personal TG to one of the active and helpful members - such as:
Your address for questions regarding specific RP rules (can this be done? can I take over that? can I have that size? etc.) is the Sec. of RP (Thuzbekistan). Feel free to tag him in your RMB post or to TG him.
About Role-Playing in the Region
Our regional map is the basis of our RP, and it is therefore reserved for nations who actively engage in RP or plan to do so. Before asking a spot, please first make sure you have at least one nation-building factbook (relating to some aspect of your nation) and at least one forum post.
To be added to the map, send Vancouvia a telegram with answers to several simple questions - they are listed under "Map Rules" in the Regional Rules and Conduct dispatch. In order to stay on the map, you need to be relatively active in regional RP. nation-building dispatches or RP posts in the forums at least once week or so, should be enough.
Here in this region we don't use NationStates stats at all. Population, economic status, main industries, defense budget - All of those things are up to you, the player, to decide! Make factbooks or dispatches describing your nation's culture, history, religion, government, budget, climate, military, science, industries, people, corporations, trade deals, and anything else you can think of.
RP in this region is based on realism and modern-technology, so keep your nation in those limits. There are a few other guidelines we have in place to keep things balanced, for example:
Population should be no larger than 30 million
GDP per-capita should be no larger than $30,000 USD
If you're having trouble coming up with realistic numbers, just search Wikipedia for information on the real-world countries your nation is based on (or related to), and use that. Remember that this is an island region, and that our nations are not the largest and richest in the world - so, for instence, don't take the size and scope of the US' armed forces as an example, and don't take China's economy as an example. Try to find a realistic balance that would fit an island nation. Tip: There are no "perfect" nations - all nations have their strengths and their weaknesses. The Sec. of Role-play (Thuzbekistan) or other members of the region can help you design your nation as well.
Other than that - the limit is your own creativity. Feel free to look around and read other nations' factbooks and dispatches for ideas. See for example:
Covonant's dispatch on his nation's Parliament and Supreme Court
For other interesting, creative, or highly informative factbooks by members of the region, check out The Western Isles Factbook Spotlight. Take some time to look around, get to know the other players and the region as a whole, and develop your nation. I recommend doing that before getting into RP.
You can get to the region's ongoing RPs and events in either of the following ways:
Through the "Ongoing Events and Perpetual RPs" in the region's main page
Through the Active RPs of the Western Isles dispatch, which contains the region's RPs
As a start, I recommend reading the recent posts in the regional news thread and posting some of your own, before moving on to more complex RPs. This would allow players of the region to get acquainted with your nation.
And of course - you can always think of your own idea for an RP based on or in your nation, and recruit or interest others to join. I also recommend checking out the region's Alliances and Trade Agreements dispatch, where you might find other nations with similar interests and players to RP with; and the region's Marketplace, where you might find storefronts and corporations seeking to expand.
NS is full of useful guides for the technical or procedural aspect or RPing. This one, for example, is short and to the point. I've also published one myself, about RPing in our region. There are many more RP guides and tip dispatches or threads around the site - feel free to explore and learn more about RPing.
As the new Secretary of Recruitment, here is the new Office of Recruitment home factbook:
The Western Isles Office of Recruitment
Home | Committee | Schedule | Donate | How to Help | Government | Helpful Links | Archives
- from the Constitution of The Western isles.
The Office of Recruitment is a team of members of the region who are dedicated to recruiting nations to The Western Isles. The office is a vital part of the region as it ensures there is a steady flow of new members of the region and it overlooks several other regional factors to ensure new members feel the region is accessible to them.
The Office of Recruitment is currently led by Remodio.
As a key part of the growth of the Western Isles, we are always looking for members of the region to give a better insight or ideas to recruit. If you think you can bring an interesting contribution to the office, feel free to telegram the Secretary of Recruitment.
Secretary of Recruitment
Represents the Office in the regional government, maintains the Office's factbooks, maintains the recruitment campaign, oversees the Office, and reaches out to members of the Western Isles for feedback in order for the region to grow.
Officer for Advertising
*to be filled*
Actively seeks to promote the region in other areas such as the forums, or other regions.
Officer for Communications & Engagement
*to be filled*
Actively maintains contact with new players, such as introduction to the map and referral to guides to join roleplay. Additionally, this officer ensures that there are enough dispatches to inform new players of the rules, and regulations of the region, as well as their opportunities.
*to be filled*
Commonly dialogues with the Secretary of Information and Secretary of Roleplay to further assist the overall recruitment process.
Telegram meeting with committee members
Every month, before the publishing of the recruitment report.
Review of the Bi-Weekly Report
Coinciding with the Bi-Weekly Report
Publishing of the Recruitment Report
Every month, on the first day of the next month
If you donate, please telegram the Secretary of Recruitment so that they may add your name to the list below!
How to Donate Stamps
STEP 1: Go to the NationStates Store.
STEP 2: Click "Gift Options" at the top.
STEP 3: A box will appear. Click the box and type in: Remodio. Click "Select"
STEP 4: Make sure that my nation's flag pops up and a box has appeared at the top.
STEP 5: Scroll down to the bottom to where it says "Telegram Stamps". Type in the number of stamps you wish to give. It's 1000 for $1, 5000 for $5 and so on. Even 1000 is a huge help, but if you can afford more that's great. Now press "Update". Make sure the cost accurately reflects how much you wish to donate.
STEP 6: Either pay with Paypal or "Buy with Card". Complete the transaction and you should get a confirmation receipt.
Donate stamps to our recruiting account. Follow the instructions above!
Edit your signature page here: ucp.php?i=profile&mode=signature by copy-pasting "Member of the The Western Isles" into your signature box. If you want, be creative! We want others to be excited about our region, and we want you to be comfortable with it.
Upvote any factbooks posted by anyone in the region, especially those that are made by officers (click the up arrow in the upper right-hand corner of the dispatch).
Encourage any friends to join The Western Isles, we are always willing to meet new people, especially those with connections to you.
Be friendly and helpful to any new nations that join The Western Isles.
Actively participate in the news thread, any RPs, and any regional discussions.
The Western Isles Office of Recruitment
I ask that you upvote it, and if you are interested in any of the available offices, please telegram me. I can always use some help!
It's pretty much the same as Noronica's previous recruitment factbook mainly because I'm not creative and to ensure a smooth transition. Thank you!
Yes. As Secretary of Information I feel genuinely awkward not knowing the Juicy Details of Yore 😊
Oh yeah would I have to wait to get on the map to post in the Ongoing Events and Perpetual RPs or can I just go for it?
Does anyone operate nuclear aircraft carriers?
I think all the members of the MSTO have nuclear carriers, and pretty sure others do as well
Is that.... Kowloon?