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Delegate's Briefing 1

My Dear Minions,

It is a pleasure to present to you the inaugural edition of the Delegate’s Brief, a fortnightly summation of the region’s notable events and an overview of our population dynamics.

The past week has been rather eventful. May I take this opportunity to once again congratulate our new Local Councillors, Erinor, PenguinPies, and Murelia. They take their office after having recently won their respective seats in the July 2021 Local Council Election. I thank their predecessors, Auphelia, Concrete Slab and Drystar for their service and hope that they will continue to be a positive presence on the Regional Message Board.

The Local Council is not the only institution that has new leadership. I also congratulate Minister-Elect New Quebecshire who assumes the duties and responsibilities of the Ministry of Culture from Minister Holy Free who has had to Linkstep down due to real-life circumstances. On the behalf of the government of the South Pacific and no doubt as well as Minions everywhere, I wish Holy Free all the best.

This week has also seen the publication of the much-awaited August edition of the Southern Journal. Featuring articles by Serraland, New Quebecshire, Rabbitz, HumanSanity, and Emodea, the latest edition covers everything from the election of your favourite Admiral Delegate General, to our recent Independence and Defender Days, to an interview with Minister of Defence HumanSanity. Minions are encouraged to give the Southern Journal a read and don't forget to upvote! ^-^

Your Supreme Leader,
Amerion

Delegate of the South Pacific

The Supreme Leader of all Minions, His Majesty, the Admiral Delegate General Stewie G., Delegate of the South Pacific, the Magnificent Ultimate Leader of all of NationStates, High Autocrat of the New Minion Order, King of Kings, Democratic President and Prime-Minister-For-Life, Chairman and Supreme General Secretary Admiral of the People’s Republic of the South Pacific, Invincible and All-Triumphant Lord Commander, Grand Dentist of the Ice Cream Association, Chief Ophthalmologist and board-certified Dermatologist of the South Pacific Special Forces, Brilliant Genius of Humanity, Noble Prize winner in everything but Peace, and Benevolent Oppressor and Ruthless Protector of the Expendable People of Amerion.

World Assembly Population

The past week has seen relatively stable WA membership numbers, staying between 918 and 923 nations. It is very much within the realm of possibility to increase the WA membership cohort, and by extension, the collective influence of every WA nation, by the end of August.

Impressively, the cross-endorsement rate is at 14.07%, the highest it has been in the recorded history of SWAN. This does not appear to be the result of any one event but a gradual incline over successive WA Delegacies and which will hopefully continue.

WA Minion Population

Percentage of Regional Population

Total Number of Endorsements

Cross-Endorsement Rate (%)

923

13.84

111193

13.07

922

13.84

116188

13.68

926

13.89

117517

13.72

921

13.88

117982

13.92

922

13.8

117589

13.85

920

13.81

118950

14.07

918

13.8

118458

14.07

The Portrait of the South Pacific is a graphical representation of all the World Assembly nations in the South Pacific and the endorsements between them. It is hoped that this portrait will show Minions how large and dynamic this region is. If the nation is too small to see below, Minions can click on the image to view the full-size version and then zoom.

What does the Portrait show?

⦿ Each circle represents a nation. Each grey line with a small arrow between the circles represents an endorsement. The direction of the arrow indicates who has endorsed who.

⦿ The size of each circle represents the number of endorsements the nation represented by the circle has. The larger the size, the higher the endorsement count.

⦿ The colour of each circle represents how many nations are currently being endorsed by that nation. The cooler the colour, the higher the number of nations being endorsed.

The information presented here is provided courtesy of the Southern World Assembly Initiative (SWAN), a government-affilerated program led by United States of Vietnam.

⦿ Publication of the August edition of the Southern Journal

⦿ The Ministry of Foreign Affairs released a statement on the closure of embassies with the region, Nationstates.

⦿ New Quebecshire Linkelected as Minister of Culture. They will officially take office one week from the certification of results.

⦿ The LinkSouth Pacific Special Forces continues its exemplrary Linkrecord of counteracting Raiders and supporting the self-determination of native regions.

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'Preventing Identity Theft'
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Background Information

Proposal title: 'Preventing Identity Theft'
Author: Morover
Purpose: To outlaw identity theft in all member nations and create access and data storage rules for the International Identity Database, which member states will have to provide with information on stolen identities in order to more effectively prevent identity theft.

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The Office's Analysis

After having recently repealed the original "Identity Theft Protection Act", the experienced author of the at-vote resolution "Preventing Identity Theft" now presents a high-quality replacement without the flaws and loopholes that damaged the original's effectiveness. The specifications on access to the International Identity Database are clear and sound, providing an effective means for combating identity theft while still respecting the affected victims' wishes regarding the use of data on their stolen identity. Further granting victims the important right to compensation for possible financial losses, as well as incentivizing development of technology, international cooperation, and other methods to put an end to identity theft, the proposal stands for a firm and promising commitment of the WA and its members towards this goal. Thus, OWL recommends a vote FOR the at-vote resolution, "Preventing Identity Theft".

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From TSP Citizens

Tepertopia is the Chair of the Assembly of the South Pacific and the Director of OWL.

Tepertopia wrote:Making identity theft illegal in all WA member nations is very much desirable. The rules and regulations regarding the International Identity Database are logical and sensible, making the usage of stolen identities by criminals significantly more difficult and giving victims control over what parts of their identity may be stored in the database. All in all, the proposal is a well-written replacement for the recently-repealed Identity Theft Prevention Act.

From the World

The Europeian Ministry of WA Affairs published the following review in favor of the resolution:

Europeian WA Headquarters wrote:This resolution is the replacement for the recently repealed "Identity Theft Prevention Act," which was struck out due to horrendous flaws within the language of the former resolution. In comparison, this resolution is of a far superior quality and achieves its goal in a precise manner. It also expands and specifies the goals of the International Identity Database, whilst taking a firmer stance against identity theft. Another advantage of this resolution is its measures and sanctions against misuse of the International Identity Database. With these observations in mind, the Ministry recommends voting FOR this proposal.

Against

From TSP Citizens

At the time of writing, OWL had not found a solid opinion against the resolution from TSP citizens. You can make your own opinion heard by posting it on the Regional Message Board of the WA Voting Center!

From the World

Bananaistan is a resident of Forest and a member of the General Secretariat.

Bananaistan wrote:"Bananaistan has voted against due to the open ended charge levied on taxpayers in section 5. In many cases if not most cases, the perpetrator will have absconded with their ill gotten gains, and even when a member state can bring them justice, the likelihood is that they will have already spent some or all of the proceeds of their crimes. Ultimately it will fall back on governments to cover "the total sum of losses shall be repaid to the victim". This is unfair, disproportionate and anti-socialist."



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'Commend LadyRebels'
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Background Information

Proposal title: 'Commend LadyRebels'
Author: Apatosaurus
Purpose: To award LadyRebels a shiny badge of commendation for their regional work in the South Pacific's early history.

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The Office's Analysis

LadyRebels is one of the most important figures in the South Pacific's almost two decades of history and the reason why the Coalition as it exists today could form. As the at-vote resolution explains, the external raider group Atlantic Central Command had installed a puppet regime in TSP, which LadyRebels ‒ originally belonging to the ACC themselves ‒ defected from when they assumed TSP's in-game delegacy and returned TSP to its own sovereign rule ‒ an event still celebrated yearly in TSP as "Independence Day". The Office believes that, as South Pacificans have repeatedly expressed, it is in TSP's best interest to support the commendation of this deserving nominee who laid the groundwork for the South as we know it today. Thus, OWL recommends a vote FOR the at-vote resolution, "Commend LadyRebels".

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From TSP Citizens

Amerion is the Delegate of the South Pacific and a member of the Council on Regional Security.

Amerion wrote:As a matter of general principle, I believe we should be supportive of commending prominent South Pacificans. LR left a remarkable footprint in the Coalition and retired in good standing. While I understand the objections of it having been a very long time ago, the considerable 'fluff' in the proposal, and several others, I nevertheless stand by this principle.

Arvan Irawer is a legislator of the South Pacific and a member of OWL staff.

Arvan Irawer wrote:LR saved this region, so as a matter of regional pride I am for.

From the World

At the time of writing, OWL had not found a solid opinion for the resolution from the rest of the world. You can make your own opinion heard by posting it on the Regional Message Board of the WA Voting Center!

Against

From TSP Citizens

Emodea is the Minister of Media of the South Pacific and a member of OWL staff.

Emodea wrote:I don't believe the nominee is a deserving one and I have several issues with the proposal itself due to how little details some clauses and sub-clauses have. As such, I remain opposed to this.

From the World

Gorundu is a Deputy Minister in The North Pacific. They posted on TNP's forums:

Gorundu wrote:Against. Couping then uncouping a region is not commendable. The rest of the proposal is very superficial and tries to link long-defunct institutions established by LadyRebels to the existing infrastructure of TSP.



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At the time of publication, there are two proposals at vote in the World Assembly. In consultation with the Office of WA Legialtion (OWL), the Supreme Delegacy is voting:

⦿ FOR the proposal, Repeal "Preparing For Disasters", in the General Assembly; and,
⦿ ABSTAIN in the proposal, Convention Against Heisting, in the Security Council.


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