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New Player's Guide to The West Pacific

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Hello and welcome to The West Pacific!

Quick Contacts


World Assembly Recruitment:


Foreign Affairs:

Cultural Trust & The Western Post:

Regional Guides:

Congratulations! Your nation has made its way to NationStates' premier meritocracy! In this guide you'll find all you need to navigate this game and get involved in our community here in the West Pacific.

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What is NationStates?

NationStates (NS) is a nation simulation game where we, the players, run nations and band together in regions to have a good time.

First and foremost, there is your individual nation. This is what you see with when you login to NS. You have the authority to govern it as you see fit by answering issues, which change your laws, statistics, and rankings. These can be found using the different symbol tabs on your nation page.

You can also join the World Assembly, get to know the people of TWP, apply for regional citizenship, and join the regional government, which you'll read about in the next few sections.

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Regions and the World Assembly

Every nation is a part of a region, and like you, they start out in one of the five Pacific regions. Most regions have their own systems of government that have been created by the players who live there. Each region is headed by a Delegate, the nation with the most World Assembly endorsements.

The World Assembly (WA) is similar to the United Nations in the real world. In this body, resolutions and laws are passed that all WA member nations must abide by. Please join the World Assembly to help secure your new home and raise its influence on the world stage!

Once you have joined the WA, you may vote on proposals in the General Assembly (GA) and Security Council (SC), and endorse other TWP nations. Please note that you are only allowed to have one nation in WA.

As mentioned earlier, the nation with the most endorsements in a region is the Delegate, gaining executive power in the region. For those reasons, it's extremely important to join the WA, be sure to endorse our Delegate Overthinkers and the Guardians.

In order to endorse a nation after you join the WA, find their page and then scroll to the bottom, where there will be a button to endorse.

If you have any further questions about NationStates you can send a telegram to our current Delegate, Overthinkers. She’s a great person and will kindly help with and questions or concerns you may have!

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All about The West Pacific!

Here in The West Pacific, we use a meritocratic system of government with the Delegate at its head. The more active you are in the region and the more capable you show yourself to be, the more opportunities you will get for responsibility and advancement.

Because of this, we are one of the most continuously innovative regions in the game. The regional government is made up of the Delegate, the Guardians, Ministers, Deputy Ministers, and staff. All positions are appointed by the Delegate based on merit except for the Speaker of the Hall and the Hall of Nations Guardian, who are elected by the members of the Hall of Nations.

Members of the Hall of Nations are citizens of The West Pacific. You can join by making an account on our forums, Linkfilling the citizenship form, and repeating the citizenship oath.

Your application will be processed as soon as possible. While you wait, it's a good idea to talk on the Regional Message Board and get to know our LinkDiscord community.

After being accepted as a citizen, you can join one of TWP's government ministries to get more involved!

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Getting involved!

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (FA) is all about developing relations with other regions, especially allied regions, and spreading our culture abroad!

The West Pacific Armed Forces (TWPAF) is a sovereign military that offers raider and defender operations by using endorsements to take over or defend other regions!

The Ministry of World Assembly and Recruitment (WAR) has the goal of strengthening The West Pacific in the World Assembly and encouraging regional involvement in the WA!

  • Send a telegram or message to the WAR Minister Occidius at @hatamoto_north to apply!

The Regional Guides are tasked with welcoming new players and getting them comfortable and involved in the regional community!

  • Send a telegram or message to the Head Regional Guide Zoran at @oblivionwind to apply!

The Cultural Trust is the home of regional culture, composed of several independent cultural communities!

  • Check this dispatch for information on each community: Card Club, News Group, The West on the Waves, Roleplay Community, Fine Arts Society, and West Pacific Gaming!

The Western Post is the official newspaper of The West Pacific and reports on a wide range of topics, from serious to lighthearted and everything in between!

  • Send a telegram or message to the Editor-in-Chief Giovanniland at @.giovanni_ to apply!

For more detailed information on each of our Ministries, please check the How to Get Involved in TWP dispatch.

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Would you like to know more?

You can find our regional hub, the forums, Linkhere.

We also have an active discord server that you can Linkjoin here. This is where you can find the contacts mentioned above in the volunteer group list.

Congratulations, you made it to the end! Enjoy your stay in The West Pacific!

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