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List of Published Issues

Credit to Jutsa and Singapore no2 for this dispatch's inspiration. Note that all dates are inexact and could be off plus or minus one day.

  • Issue 872
    Party On, @@LEADER@@!
    Editor: Candlewhisper Archive
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    Official
    Commentary:
    Party On, @@LEADER@@! was my first issue published, entering the pool on December 15, 2017. I got the inspiration from a nation's election thread with a joke party and thought it would make a fun issue. Credit to Drasnia for the issue's title.

  • Issue 909
    On the Fence
    Editor: Ransium
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    Commentary:
    On the Fence was my second issue published, entering the pool on February 21, 2018. I drafted it after accidentally banning immigration and emigration on this nation. After a discussion on the Got Issues? discord server I was informed that there was no specific reversal for banning immigration, and while there were several options that did so all were validity-locked. I didn't want to be stuck with No Immigration so I wrote my own issue.

  • Issue 915
    Clasp of Controversy
    Editor: Nation of Quebec
    Draft Thread
    Official
    Commentary:
    Clasp of Controversy was my third issue published, entering the pool on February 24, 2018. It was actually my first issue drafted of all my accepted issues (at least as of now). Inspiration came from a story about Donald Trump "not seeing" Angela Merkel and not shaking her hand as a result, although it seems unlikely he did not see her. Issue about that story.

  • Issue 927
    Your Assignment, Should You Choose to Accept It
    Editor: Baggieland
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    Commentary:
    Your Assignment, Should You Choose to Accept It was my fourth issue published, entering the pool on March 10, 2018. It was originally intended for a wacky issues contest, but never submitted because I forgot about the contest and it wasn't wacky enough. Once again, my inspiration came from my recollection of the former French President (Francois Holland, but Francis Holland his counterpart in the issue) proposing a ban on homework. Credit for the title to Candlewhisper Archive.

  • Issue 1034
    Counting Coups
    Editor: Candlewhisper Archive
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    Official
    Commentary:
    Counting Coups was my fifth issue published, entering the pool on July 24, 2018. My inspiration came from the Cold War coups in nations like Guatemala and Chile. Credit for the title to CWA, changed in the publication.

  • Issue 1124
    Signing Off, Your God
    Editor: The Marsupial Illuminati
    Draft Thread
    Official
    Commentary:
    Signing Off, Your God was my sixth issue, published on December 7, 2018. I donít know if there was really an inspiration, I just had an idea for a goofy scenario under an unusual set of circumstances.

Thanks to all those who advised me on these issues, and the editors who fixed my issues'... issues. I wouldn't be here without you.

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