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The Srivijayan Consortium ☸ An Introduction (OLD)

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An Interpolitical Roleplaying, FT: STL, Regional Alliance Based on the Ideals of Asian Neo-Nationalism and Futurism
Written and Founded by 1st Consul and Regional Lakan The People's Federation of Pan-Asiatic States
Lore by 2nd Consul and Regional Sultan The Coalition of Malay Nations of Fardhin

In 2161, after a series of devastating conflicts and the near-collapse of the Pan-Asiatic States, an Asian-bloc coalition struggles to maintain order amidst Western proxy wars, civil strife, and an ever-shifting balance of power between rival nations. LinkWho will survive? Who will fall? Who will pay the price?

In the beginning, was raw energy.

Sakuradite, Aetherium, and Edunite. They could devour entire cities, slaughter entire populations, and bring humanity back to the Stone Age. Minerals so potent, so filled with aggressive potential that it could plunge the world into a new age of conflict never feared since the Cold War.

Then, something miraculous happened.

The world was ushered into a bold new era of innovation. We harnessed the energy, not for war, but for progress. We acquired technologies men could only dream about in the world of Science Fiction. We built a temple of prosperity, not dictated by the labor of men, but by the rhythm of machines. Some saw this as an opportunity to unite the nations of the world into a hymn sung altogether in the common goal of universal abundance.

Yet in the latter period of the 21st Century, the Third World plunged into absolute decline. Decades of consumption led to the absolute stagnation of every major resource altogether. All at once; markets crashed, commodities vanished, and unemployment rates rose.

The undeveloped crevices of Asia suffered the bulk of the blow. Democratic governments struggled to bring order amidst the chaos of revolution. The promises of international prosperity through international cooperation vanished in the eyes of starving, suffering reactionaries and abolitionists seeking refuge through underground factions popularizing radical nationalism.

Florentino "The Don" Fardo y Samporna I, Leader of Fardhin
Amidst the anarchy, one man vowed to restore order through chaos, and peace through subjugation; Florentino Fardo y Xia, Filipino, arms manufacturer, Jihadist, and radical Right-Wing abolitionist; blamed President Rio Salvacion of the Philippine Republic, a stout Centrist whose policies had done nothing to improve the conditions of the country, for the stagnation and promised his supporters that he himself would hang Salvacion and the spirit of Democracy by the neck- to reinstate the Imperialist, Sri Vijayan Empire of ages old. He promised his people the advent of a new age, where the Austronesian people would rule Asia with an iron fist. Democracy's death in a thunderous applause; the expansionist, Islamofascist Empire of Fardhin was born.

His vast wealth enabled him to supply his revolutionaries with top-of-the-line equipment, storming Misamis Oriental by force. By the turn of the century, the self-proclaimed Emperor Florentino had expanded his Fardhine Empire across the fertile fields and pristine beaches of the Philippine Islands. Millions lived under the boot of a dictator, whose Imperialist ambitions remained unsated.

Peace was but a distant dream, and truth has become nothing more than an illusion of perspective. Fardhinon boots trod on the ancestral Malaysian forests. In the land of Kings and Elephants, mighty Fardhine Airships flew above Indochina. The lifeboat of democracy was lost in a storm of ultranationalism.

But as the sun rose on a Fardhinon Empire eager to stamp out the sparks of resistance, it also rose on an envious Communist superstate—The Pan-Asiatic States.

The year was 2145 C. E. The world stood on the edge of subjugation. Pan-Asia stood alone against the tide of Neo-Imperialism, which had swiftly taken Asia by surprise. The Western powers hid frightened behind their petty trade-sanctions and embargoes—refusing to provide even the slightest humanitarian aid to the civilians whose livelihoods, homes, and families lie in utter shambles.

Yet in frozen, war-torn, Chinese fields, companies upon companies of soldiers brandished their bayonets in knee-deep trenches built from blood, sweat and concrete; alone and afraid, desperate to seal-off the enemy forces from the Mainland. Asia sent wave upon wave of patriots to reclaim their forsaken lands.

And as the Florentine Fleet approached the Coast of Pan-Asiatic Zhejiang, a mystical light engulfed it entirely; and all within were dead. Supposedly including Florentino himself. The Fleet alongside the Throne of Aries fell into the Pan-Asiatic Seas, and only the Don Apolinar and a handful of airships remained of the Fardhine Fleet.

The Empire was not as foreigners sought to portray it, at least not in the eyes of its citizens. Fardhin was a brilliant existence that brought glory and grandeur wherever it passed. And alas, what might have seemed like a New Srivijaya or a new Majapahit was nothing but a brief, yet sweet illusion. Fardhin, and its aristocracy, brought to its knees, struck a deal. Not total capitulation, but an idealist view of tomorrow. Whence men were not dictated by what they saw in a government, but by what they saw in the lives of each individual lost in such a pointless conflict for mere numbers.

The Resource War of the 21st Century, the 4th Pacific War, or the Asiatic-Fardhine War (it had taken many names), was as bloody as any war could be. It spanned multiple countries, and in the process of conflict over mere inches of soil, the bombs of mass-extinction, the beam-weapons, the scorching death-rays, the orbital bombardments would kill billions.

It was then that The Srivijayan Consortium (TSC) was born, as an international alliance of differing political ideologies signed in an effort to defend and unite the pristine, rising economy, land, and people of the former Third World from ambitions of subjugation and cultural Imperialism, attempted by many nations of the Western world. Recovering from the depths of civil conflict, risen from the poverty of the 21st Century, and looking forward to the glorious prosperity the future beholds, men stand firmly for eternal peace and everlasting freedom for the New Asia built from the bottom up.

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Let's get this out of the way. This section is intended for incoming members of TSC. The following guide is for those wanting to get involved in our region. The following steps are strongly recommended:
  1. Join the World Assembly by clicking the link provided, checking the email attached to your nation, selecting the email confirming your acceptance and selecting the link within. Please note that any player may have no more than one nation in the World Assembly at a time.

  2. Join the official LinkTSC Discord Server. This is where the members of our community come together to socialise, and where the government assembles and operates. Many members of different regions and veteran NS players are also welcome, so if you're already part of TSC, please behave yourself.

  3. Introduce yourself on the Regional Message Board. This is a public forum where any member of the region can come and chat. It's also great if you have any questions, just put it there and whoever sees it first will drop you an answer!

  4. New to NationStates? Got questions left? Try checking out this comprehensive NationStates guide, made by Amerion.

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The Government of the Srivijayan Consortium consists of an executive branch, known as the Duumvirate, composed only of the two founding members of the region, referred to as the Consuls Fardhin and Pan-Asiatic States; and a quasi-legislative branch, known as the International Diet. The Rights and Duties of Member-States, which outlines basic values and canon of the region, can be found here.

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TSC Roleplay is based-off the 22nd Century, at the height of the 2nd Cold War. Proxy wars between the Consortium and the Western world tear through the world, while nations attempt to drive Asia to its fullest economic capacity, clashing political views and national identities along the way. We give roleplayers the opportunity to write history, stage proxy wars, new diplomatic crises - the possibilities are endless.

Note that we conduct the IC events of the region through Alternate Universes (AUs). If you already have pre-established lore or are not geographically in-line with us, that's fine. I for instance, have my nation set a hundred years into my 10.5 Civ's history. Loopholes and compromises can be made for you, you need only contact us regional OPs.

On the topic of Alternate Universes, please keep such AUs in mind when posting in maintenance threads like the News Thread. Currently, we refer to 2 AUs as: The 2161 AU and the 2018 AU; the latter for modern-day events, meaning events in your Non-TSC canon (the date 2018 is tentative from nation to nation), and the former for events that take place in the AU we've set-up that involves your nation.

Upon joining the region, your nation will not automatically be integrated into the region's vast lore. For that, you'll have to contact me, or Fardhin. As a natural rule, please do not be afraid to ask "is this okay?" when posting about international happenings- especially those that involve core-nations, i.e those largely involved previously.

Despite the Nationalistic nature of our Regional politics, Western nations can join the Consortium. We aim to create a UN-esque bloc, with international law and whatnot. TSC is committed to the preservation of peace amongst politically tense nations, specifically, those left in ruin in the aftermath of the 4th Pacific War.

[img]Sorry. Land claiming is currently unavailable. Please contact our Discord for inquiries.[/img]

Click image to view map and information on claiming land.

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The base theory of the Endorsement Programme is that all nations concerned about their own influence; the region's influence and safety, should actively seek to endorse as many other WA nations in the region as they can. You can start on our Endorsement Programme right now by following the steps below!

  1. Seek out any WA nation in the region that you can find, such as Fardhin, endorse them, and from there, begin to endorse the nations who are also endorsing them.

    At the bottom of other WA member's pages (who are also in the region), you will be able to find an option to endorse.

  2. Try telegramming those you endorse to do the same to you! This is an effective way to gain endorsements for yourself, and pretty badges next to your nation.

  3. Once you're done, you reap the benefits! Endorsing other nations makes them much more likely to endorse you back, raising your endorsement and influence scores and badges (some of which are shown above).

Following the Endorsement Programme is absolutely the best way to become the region's World Assembly Delegate - and nobody will stop you! In The Srivijayan Consortium, there is no endorsement limit, and no prevention for members taking over the Delegacy through hard-earned endorsements, so if this is your goal, start up the engines!

If you are not yet a member of the World Assembly, please join now! It's a very simple process which will take you only a couple of moments. If you have any issues or questions about joining the World Assembly, telegram Pan-Asiatic States.

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The following rules must be adhered to by all users of the Srivijayan Consortium RMB and Discord, failure to do so will result in post suppression, or more serious action if deemed appropriate. The general theme of these rules is 'have common sense', something that should go without saying.

  1. Post meaningful content. If you're posting on one of the Regional Threads, your message should contain some degree of substance and meaning, as opposed to incomprehensible gibberish or messages so vague they might as well be incomprehensible gibberish.

  2. Do not post more than two messages in a row. To keep a wide diversity in posts, and so it doesn't look like just one person is creating all of the activity on the RMB, we do not permit users to post three or more messages in a row. You are able to edit your original message(s) if there is something you missed.

  3. Be respectful of others and their opinions. We fully realise that not everybody agrees all the time, however starting flame wars on the RMB will not be tolerated. You're allowed to disagree but disagree respectfully.

  4. Do not do anything to attract moderator attention. When the NationStates moderators have to come and sort out an issue on our region's message board, it not only reflects badly on you, it reflects badly on the region as a whole. To avoid attracting moderator attention, the simple guideline as outlined in the One Stop Rules Shop is "Don't Be A Dick".

  5. Do not bait. Baiting is when you make a comment with the intention of angering another user or starting an argument, essentially trolling. Not only is this uncivilised and childish, but it's also against NationStates rules. Just please, be nice.

  6. Do not post anything that may be found offensive, threatening or concerning to other members. Any content of this sort is not acceptable, it shouldn't be hard to stop yourself from screaming about how the Jews were responsible for 9/11, telling somebody that if they don't vote for you, they'll find you outside their window at 5 am or advertising your drug cartel's new shipment. Anything you think may be borderline, you shouldn't post.

  7. Make an effort for grammar. We're not going to suppress/delete your post for something trivial, like a comma where a semi-colon should be, but the standard of grammar you use should be reasonable, otherwise it reflects badly on the region.

  8. Do not recruit for other regions or external organisations. Absolutely none of this. If you want to recruit, you should do it the proper way like the rest of us. Violating this rule may result in banning from the region and being reported to the Moderators, as this is against NationStates rules.

  9. Do not quote a suppressed message. If a message on the board has been suppressed, it's been done for one of the reasons above. Unless it's completely necessary to your point and you're going to edit out the text which caused the suppression, you'll see your own post suppressed too.

To summarise these rules: Don't spam or make meaningless statements, don't post more than two messages in a row, don't recruit, don't quote violating messages and most importantly, be respectful.

A separate list of rules have also been made for our Discord, which encompasses the basic functions of the server as well. They are posted there accordingly, upon entering. (#read-first)

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This dispatch was created and is maintained by Pan-Asiatic States. Direct all complaints, queries and suggestions to him.

Last updated: 02:07:48 Sunday, December 23, 2018, Week 51 UTC