WA Delegate: The United Monarchical Republic of Sciongrad (elected 89 days ago)
Founder: The Free Land of The IDU
Regional Power: High
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|1.||The Supremely Democratic States of Hirota||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“Numquam paenite”|
|2.||The United States of Festive Old Folks||Civil Rights Lovefest||“We just want someone to tell stories to...”|
|3.||The Republic of Above Your Pay Grade||Corporate Bordello||“In ten seconds flat”|
|4.||The 22nd Cycle of The Amazing Race||Civil Rights Lovefest||“The Amazing Race is a love letter to the planet!”|
|5.||The Sovereign Principality of Roumberre||Capitalist Paradise||“D'Ursini have, D'Ursini hold.”|
|6.||The Democratic Federation of Schnauzer Homelands||Anarchy||“Liberty Equality Justice Security”|
|7.||The Democratic Federation of Kinderliebstadt||Civil Rights Lovefest||“Liberty Equality Justice Security”|
|8.||The Republic of Jamestopia2||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“HUH?”|
|9.||The Democratic Federation of Schnauzer States||Civil Rights Lovefest||“Liberty Equality Justice Security”|
|10.||The Democratic Federation of Purple Schnauzers||Corporate Bordello||“Liberty Equality Justice Security”|
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International Democratic Union Regional Message Board
Please join me in welcoming The Federal Republic of Zerathia to the IDU!
*(sends over a gift basket of The Free Bears of Bears Armed’s produce, including a large jar of high-quality honey and a large bottle of high-quality maple syrup as well as assorted fruits and nuts, for each of those countries’ national governments)*
Against the current GA proposal because apart from anything else it (note where I've added underlining): "Requires Member Nations, in making their determination, to consider whether war is necessary for self defense, to protect an innocent nation from imminent danger, or to correct a grave public evil such as aggression or a violation of basic human rights;"
Well, if you're trying to engage in military combat with a terrorist state, declaring war on the state doesn't seem so burdensome - it seems routine, actually. Killing individual terrorists, on the other hand, isn't typically done unilaterally anyway - and even though the U.S. has broken that standard before, I don't think it's a very good idea to intervene in another nation to kill citizens suspected of being terrorists without the the consent of that nation. Personally, I'm very neutral on the current resolution at vote as written, but I think its goals are straightforward and agreeable enough. I agree, there are some improvements that could be made, but I don't think the concept's such a bad idea... Ehh, I digress. I've lodged my vote against the resolution, in accordance with the will of the region.
On a separate note, I apologize for my limited activity lately, I've been busy in real life. Now that most of my exams are over (for the time being...), I should be resuming normal levels of activity.
The state I'm referring to is a roleplay thing I'm planning on bringing in later, and it's basically Somalia but with a religious terrorist movement staying there. Arthuriana, while passively pacifist, will respond violently to anyone attempting to violate their peace. For example, recently a Violetist defence minister of the state in question was discovered to have been putting together a plot to do the equivalent of 9/11 to Arthuriana. He then had the nerve to visit Arthuriana to discuss an aid and peace package. The First Consul took the opportunity, with the agreement of the other Consuls, to have his plane "disappear" on the flight back.
Elections in Jade Tigers have resumed here: http://s10.zetaboards.com/IDU/topic/7454770
As before, polls will remain open for one week so be sure to vote!
Also, news regarding the delay can be found here: http://s10.zetaboards.com/IDU/topic/7450054/1/#new
And if we do not have some regulation of this board, let's please keep political advertisement to the telegrams.
Against the current GA proposal at vote. That final line in it rubbed me the wrong way.
I'm inclined to agree. Reasonable idea, bad implementation.
That may be being a bit generous, the reasonable idea part.