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Debate Report 2- 05/07/2020

DEBATE REPORT TWO
5th of August 2020

The Senate Chambers were once again with the excitement for debate. The senators for

all answered questions related to the topic of raiding.

Unfortunately, the senator for Hellslayer did not appear at the debate.

The debate was moderated by the Minister of Home Affairs, Sean Blackwood of Aeioux, and was hosted by the Director of the Department of Arts and Communications, Dr. Anastasia Clarke of HMS NHS. Discussions in the chambers led to the topic being raiding, with questions centered around the benefits and the negatives of raiding other regions.

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TRANSCRIPT

HMS NHS
The debate has officially started; can all participants make themselves known.

The general structure of this debate will be the host (me) asking four questions, one at a time. After the question is asked, I will ask each participant to answer the question given. Then participants will have a chance to discuss each other's answers, and raise more points, etc. If any of the audience has a question to ask, please message them to me, and I shall ask them at the end.

The host will decide when to move on to the next question. Please keep everything in-character and follow the Code of Conduct and the moderator, the Minister of Home Affairs, Sean Blackwood of Aeioux


Golden Impirial Utopia
Andrew II of Golden Impirial Utopia is present at this debate and wishes the other participants good luck.


Ziconean East Indian Company
Constantine the XV is present and wishes all luck.


HMS NHS
We shall wait until 3:10 UTC for the other participants, Hellslayer and The Yeetusa


HMS NHS
The other participants do not seem to be present, so we shall move on to the first question:

In your opinion, what benefits does raiding have for a region?

Ziconean East Indian Company, please answer first.


Ziconean East Indian Company
In my opinion, it has none, It just makes the region doing the raid look bad.


HMS NHS
Golden Impirial Utopia, please answer


Golden Impirial Utopia
Maintaining an active base of member nations in the region. As in order to raid, you must-have activity. Being able to exert influence on other regions through force also shows other regions that the region doing the raiding is powerful, fearless, and active.


HMS NHS
Thank You, The Yeetusa, please answer


The Yeetusa
Raiding has the potential to cement your region as a superpower because, with a regional army, you can attack others who do not agree with you.


HMS NHS
Thank You. Now Hellslayer , we shall give you until 3:25 UTC to respond


HMS NHS
I am going to give Hellslayer until 3:45 UTC to make themselves known, otherwise, I would deem them to have canceled their participation of the debate.

We shall move on to the discussion. This will work by the participants discussing each other's ideas. You will have 15 minutes to discuss, and then we shall move on. This is open between all participants and does not require me to tell you to speak.


The Yeetusa
Golden Impirial Utopia, should we have a new regional military, or should the Chrome Company be revived?


Golden Impirial Utopia
Good question, I am personally for either idea, as long as in the end we have a regional military. Ziconean East Indian Company, do you mind elaborating on why you believe raiding to be negative?


The Yeetusa
One problem with a raiding force is that the delegate will lose endorsements as more people join and people who want to be a part of the Senate and the military will not be able to. How do you circumvent these problems?


Ziconean East Indian Company
What region comes to mind when you think of raiders? The Black Hawks. That region has been condemned twice. Every time a region raids another distrust immediately grows towards the raider.


Golden Impirial Utopia
First, the delegate endorsement problem can be negated by having the raiders re-endorse after raids, second, there are several systems that could be put in place, from having senate nations re-join the WA after a raid or telegramming votes to the lord overseer. Finally, depending on the reason for a raid, the raiding region may not be seen negatively.


The Yeetusa
Who would train the recruits? I'm not aware of anyone in the Confederation with extensive raiding knowledge.


Golden Impirial Utopia
There is always the option of recruiting people from outside the region to train the recruits. Although I am sure that there must be some people in the region with raiding experience, finding them is hard though, nothing is impossible for those who try, however.


The Yeetusa
My final question (for now) for the participants: In the case, a force is established, would the force do mainly defending or raiding? I would especially like it if Ziconean East Indian Company can have their input on this.


Golden Impirial Utopia
Raiding, the CCD is not easy, near impossible to raid, as such, I would think it would focus more on aggressive activities.


Ziconean East Indian Company
If I were to establish one I would make it for defense in order to protect the region by using a technique of raiding the region raiding us.


HMS NHS
Thank you for that great discussion. We shall now move on to the next question:

Should raiding be used for negative purposes?

The Yeetusa please answer first.


The Yeetusa
That question is difficult, as raiding is already used for negative purposes. If you mean attacking those who disagree with us, no. I think raiding should be used for advertising our region, and if needed, yes, attack those we don't agree with.


Golden Impirial Utopia
Raiding should be used for anything that can benefit the region, be it negative or positive.


HMS NHS
Thank You.

Ziconean East Indian Company please may you answer. Also, I deem Hellslayer has canceled the debate without telling us, so please may Aeioux remove their podium from the debate.


Ziconean East Indian Company
Raiding should only be used as a light annoyance to regions that are currently raiding us no one should be kicked from there region.


HMS NHS
Thank You. Once again, the participants have 15 minutes to discuss their points. Please mention nations specifically.


Ziconean East Indian Company
Golden Impirial Utopia do you think that if we raid for the sole benefit of the region that could lead to us being condemned.


Golden Impirial Utopia
Yes, but I do not see a problem with that. A condemnation is just a shiny badge that advertises the region for free.


Ziconean East Indian Company
The Yeetusa now that you know the full definition of the question would you change your answer in any way.


Ziconean East Indian Company
Golden Impirial Utopia so you do not believe that being condemned has any negatives.


Golden Impirial Utopia
Not really, there are definitely some negatives, but I believe them to be so minor that the benefit of free advertisement outweighs them.


Ziconean East Indian Company
Golden Impirial Utopia say that we establish a raiding force and do mass raids and then condemnation is written and makes it to vote would you support it.


Golden Impirial Utopia
I would, as always, vote the same as our WA delegate.


HMS NHS
The Yeetusa, do you have anything to add?


HMS NHS
I guess not. We shall move on to the next question:

Should raiding be compulsory for nations?

Golden Impirial Utopia please answer first.


Golden Impirial Utopia
No, forcing people to make time in their schedules for a raid is not a good thing. Only active members should be recruited, and never by force.


HMS NHS
Ziconean East Indian Company please answer now.


Ziconean East Indian Company
No, it should not be forced and if forced would only hurt the region.


HMS NHS
Thank You. The Yeetusa please answer.


The Yeetusa
No. If raiding is compulsory our delegate will lose endorsements, and if people don't want it to do it, they won't have a choice.

HMS NHS
Ok, that question was all one-sided. A follow up to this question:

Should regions have an opt-in/opt-out feature to raiding?

Discuss this in the 15 minutes you all have.


The Yeetusa
Please elaborate on the question HMS NHS.


HMS NHS
If regions did not want to be raided, and there was a new feature that could stop them from being raided, should that be implemented?


The Yeetusa
So you mean we tell regions they will be about to be raided?


HMS NHS
Yes, but also to prevent it altogether.


The Yeetusa
It is already implemented, with having an active founder, and a non-executive delegate. So there should be no raiding on regions (such as us) who have their region configured like that.


Golden Impirial Utopia
Not unless there is a proper regional warfare system to replace it. Otherwise, raiding should always be possible. You can always password lock the region if you don't want raids.


Ziconean East Indian Company
I do not think that system would work very since as my other participants have listed there are two ways to stop your region from being raid.


HMS NHS
Is there anything else to add?


HMS NHS
Ok, we shall move on to the final question:

If the option was there, would you remove the feature of raiding entirely?

Golden Impirial Utopia if you would like to answer first, please, then Ziconean East Indian Company, and finally The Yeetusa.


Golden Impirial Utopia
Only if there is a proper warfare system to replace it. Otherwise, there should continue to be raiding.


Ziconean East Indian Company
Yes, it being removed would not contribute negatively to the game at all, and getting rid of it would have many pros.


HMS NHS
We shall wait until 4:30 UTC for The Yeetusa to respond before we move on to the discussion.


HMS NHS
Ok, we shall move to the last 15 minutes of discussion before we finish. The Yeetusa please respond when you have the time


The Yeetusa
No, I would not remove raiding. Raiding, no matter how negative it is, still brings people together.


Ziconean East Indian Company
The Yeetusa do you believe that just because something brings people together that it should be allowed to exist.
Golden Impirial Utopia how would you structure the new warfare system if you got to create it.


Golden Impirial Utopia
I would have it rely on nation military stats, and a dice roll with some modifiers to it added based on the stats. Bigger nations would have an advantage, and militaristic nations would also gain an advantage, etc.


HMS NHS
Ok, that is the debate finished. Thank you to all participants and to our moderator Aeioux. I was your host Anastasia Clarke, thank you!


Golden Impirial Utopia
The pleasure was all mine, thanks for having me.

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