SWAN dispatches will not be updated until 29th January. Endorsement data will still be collected during this time though.
The Norpsoren Islands, Raid10001, Corbastan, Livnne, Semoventes Capciosos, Kamquas, New Illumae, Uniallem, Rosavilla, Small Big Chungus, Massacia, Kepavl, Metko, New Eponia, Afbeanistan, Erzraderfielden, Isle of Tiles, Iasin, Mor Ungs, AxelVilles
Number of WA nations: 933
Number of SWAN Knights: 400
CRS's average endorsement count: 547.29
Total number of endorsements: 84731
Cross-endorsement rate: 9.74 %
What is this?
The Southern World Assembly iNitiative (SWAN) is an initiative organized by the regional government of the South Pacific to promote the participation of nations in the World Assembly (WA) and to encourage them to endorse everyone in the South Pacific. The purpose of this initiative is to help nations in this region have voting power on the WA, more endorsements, and more influence which in turn will make the region more secure and active!
What are the World Assembly, Delegates, endorsements, and influence?
The World Assembly is an equivalent of the real-life United Nations. Although it doesn't impact your nation as much as the real-life UN it does impact regions such as this one a lot.
Endorsements are something you can give or receive from other nations. They are a little bit similar to likes on social media websites except they are far more important to a region and nation because they create the thing below.
Influence is something your nation will gain by having endorsements. Influence is very important to the security of a region as it decides how hard it is to remove or ban a nation from a region.
A Delegate or WA Delegate is a nation that has the most endorsements in a region and holds all administrative powers such as moderating the message board, banning/ejecting nations, changing the World Factbook Entry,... In the South Pacific, the Delegate is elected every 6 months by member nations of this region.
Why should I participate?
Participating in SWAN will give your nation benefits that you can't otherwise get:
This is the easiest way to get a lot of endorsements from other nations and gain influence which will help your own nation and the region in the future.
Your nation will receive awards to commend your effort of participating in this initiative! (Click here to learn more about awards)
Your nation will have a stronger voting power on the WA. (Read this for how)
Click here if you want to learn more about the benefits.
Sounds fun! How do I participate?
(Click a nation name to open its page, scroll down then click the Endorse button)
Step 3: Endorse all other nations in this region. (Click here to know how to do this quickly and find nations to endorse)
How can I do more?
You can go above and beyond and do more by:
Upvoting this dispatch.
Sending a link to this dispatch to new nations that haven't participated or encouraging them directly to do what this initiative wants via telegram.
Doing the same as above but via our Regional Message Board.
Sharing your ideas about how to improve this initiative. (How to do that here)
How do I know how well I am and the region are doing?
You can do that by looking at our censuses (Click here to view them) and our statistics page (Click here to view it). We also recommend you to check out this awesome "portrait" of our region (Click here to view it) to get a look at how large and dynamic our region is.
Where can I find more information?
Take a look at our dispatch index.
We hope you will enjoy this initiative and that you find NationStates and our community a more cheerful place because of it.
This initiative is an informal joint effort between the Ministry of Regional Affairs, the Local Council, the Council on Regional Security, and some nerds who have no life. (Read more about who run this here)