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The Union of Democratic States is a democratic region dedicated to the ideals of freedom, justice, and security for all nations. Guided by these values, the political process is open to all, allowing any player to quickly climb the political ladder. The Union has a very active population at 375 nations, making it among one of the largest regions in NationStates. The community is tightly knit and is proud of the constitution and laws that guide the region. All nations are welcome to join the Union of Democratic States and to contribute to and advance the growth of this up-and-coming world power.
The Union of Democratic States has many opportunities to offer to new players! Unlike many regions its size, the Union is very open to new players and receptive to new ideas. New players are invited to apply for citizenship, participate in General Assembly debate, rise through the ranks of government, partake in an enjoyable conversations on our discord chat, take part in roleplay, write for a regional newspapers, and much more!
Join our Discord Discord is the region's primary form of communication. You can chat and hangout with almost anyone in the region on our server. Notable Union officials like the Founder and President are available there. Joining Discord is very easy. To do so, follow the instructions listed in this article. Our server invite is this link here.
Join our Forum The forum serves as the center for official regional business. From government activities to ambassador requests, from forum games to citizenship applications, many of the Union's core processes take place on the forum. Create an account on our forum by registering here. Introduce yourself in Liberty Square and participate in fun games under Forum Games.
Sign up for Citizenship Citizenship is paramount to civic participation in the Union. By becoming a citizen, you open the door to a world of opportunities such as voting for elected officials and running for office. To file for citizenship, apply here.
Visit the Regional Message Board The Regional Message Board is the Union's biggest asset. Many unique discussions and important debates take place on the RMB. Make sure to check it out!
Join Union Roleplay Union roleplay consists of a community of citizens who roleplay with a realistic map with an emphasis placed on the United Nations. To join Union Roleplay click here.
Join Unioncraft Unioncraft is the Union's Minecraft server managed by the Ministry of Culture. The goal of Unioncraft is to foster a positive Minecraft community centered around a Spawntown and connected via a nether hub. To join the Unioncraft click here.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs The Ministry of Foreign Affairs deals with all foreign matters for the government. The ministry works in concert with the President to make decisions that affect the region's relationship with other regions. The ministry is based upon a strict hierarchical structure wherein the President is at the top as Chief Diplomat, The Minister of Foreign Affairs is directly below them as leader of the Ministry, any Deputy Ministers are below the Minister, and finally, ambassadors are below the Deputy Ministers and report to them. Service in the Ministry begins at the bottom as an Ambassador. Ambassadors are sent to regions where they fill out a diplomatic visa and fill our regional consulate with information. Ambassadors watch over their assigned region(s) and write monthly status reports. Serving as an ambassador is a prestigious position and it certainly helps propel aspiring players up the political latter. Ambassadors will be required to post foreign messages whenever a monthly report is made available by the Minister. Next, an ambassador may be promoted to Deputy Minister. A Deputy Minister watches over a portfolio of regions that we have relations with and they ensure that assignments are completed. Finally, one day, a member of the ministry may decide to take on the tough position of minister. The position requires a keen perception of foreign affairs. It requires leadership ability and decision-making skills. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is a very fun Ministry to participate in and you are certainly guaranteed to make a new friend or two in your travels across NationStates as a representative of the Union. For more information please click here.
The Ministry of the Census The Ministry of the Census is the center of citizen management for the region. The ministry manages citizenship applications and citizenship verification for Union Elections. On the forum, the ministry manages the "Citizenship Counter" subboard. We verify nation eligibility and process applications as they come in. Due to the nature of the ministry's work, we do require that those involved with the ministry are not involved in partisan affairs (as we do deal with election material). The MoCensus has also taken over the duties of the defunct Ministry of Education is the information safe-house of the region, providing and maintaining the array of information the region has, including but not limited to; the members of past & current administrations, informative/educational texts on NationStates and the regional laws (past and current). This furthers the aims of the Ministry by informing and educating Citizens and Residents alike on the many trial and tribulations of the region, times the whole region holds dear in its collective history, and so much more. The Ministry is run by the Minister of Education, who is currently Phoenix who ordains the assistance of Scholars, and Historians to assist him in the daily operations of the Ministry who are lead by a Junior Minister. Scholars are expected to handle global functions of the regional information, such as; creating, modifying, and maintaining unassigned topics of information. Scholars are also expected to answer questions and direct citizens and residents to appropriate topics. Historians are expected to maintain assigned topics of information, they are prohibited from creating, modifying or maintaining anything outside of their assigned topics. Historians are also expected to answer questions and direct citizens and residents to appropriate topics as well as teach classes on regional and NS affairs. For more information please click here.
The Ministry of Culture The Ministry of Culture is designed to provide an enjoyable experience to all members of the region, though one does not have to be a citizen to gain membership. The MoC contains two subdivisions; Minecraft and Roleplay. Since both aforementioned subdivisions are separate within the ministry, it is entirely possible to have two different experiences once joining. Our Minecraft subdivision consists of a server (on Minecraft) called Unioncraft, where citizens and residents of the UDS can spend time together away from NationStates. Our roleplay server is a place where anyone interested can roleplay as a nation. The server has been around for a while and is currently in its third generation, with the first lasting for nearly three years. The second generation lasted briefly with a reset to 1920/1940s before a third reset took it to 2016. Though the current server is more UN-oriented than it was before, members do not need to have experience with UN roleplay. There are no requirements to join either section of the MoC as a member, any person wishing to become staff are expected to be fairly active. Prior experience with moderation in any roleplay is not required to apply but will result in a greater chance of being accepted. For more information please click here.
The Ministry of Defense The Ministry of Defense commands the Union of Democratic States Armed Forces or "UDSAF." The UDSAF is the Union's premier Gameplay military, dealing with threats here and abroad. The Minister of Defense also serves as the General-At-Arms of the UDSAF. The Minister will work with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to plan missions that serve in the interest of the Union. The General-At-Arms oversees the day-to-day operations of the Armed Forces. Service in the UDSAF includes climbing through the ranks wherein meritorious leadership and camaraderie with other personnel will lead to advancement. Soldiers are entitled to privileges that are exclusive only to UDSAF personnel, such as earning military medals, and the honor of fighting on behalf of the Union. For more information please click here.
GA General Assembly
MD Master Dispatch
MoC Ministry of Culture
MotC / MoCen Ministry of the Census
MoD Ministry of Defense
MoE Ministry of Education
MoFA Ministry of Foreign Affairs
MoJ Ministry of Justice
MoR Ministry of Roleplay
NSGP NationStates Gameplay
SC Supreme Court
WA World Assembly
WAD World Assembly Delegate
UDS The Union of Democratic States