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Written by Indusse
On the 29th of December 2020, Refugia published a statement regarding unacceptable OOC issues in the region and its discord server. The Statement triggered an event called "The December Crisis" in the region of India. The December Crisis resulted in a tremendous fall in India's reputation and the region lost a bunch of important embassies including 10000 Islands, Thaecia and The East Pacific. The events got India blacklisted and banned in various regions and organisations. The region suffered great losses and isolation from the rest of the NSGP. Meanwhile, in the internal regional matters, the region faced a lot of changes including a new election system, military, constitutional reforms and establishment of OOC and IC Moderation Teams. The region believes that they are fit for another fresh start from what happened in December. The regional administration has started to find ways to re-establish the lost embassies and pride. The Military Unit called "Indian Armed Forces" has resumed training and looks forward to being part of defender/liberation missions. The region has introduced better moderation, administration systems to make things easier for the players than before. The Founder's Office has started API Recruitment for the region which is happening at an average recruitment rate.
Even though the changes are getting implemented, the region is finding it hard to retrieve its lost pride. The region has positioned its population on a stagnant scale of 135s - 150s just like how it was years ago (Then, the 60s - 70s). President Hindu Puri with the founder has decided to stop putting allegations on the region of Refugia and start a journey to a new and better future. All Allegations against Refugia regarding the "December Crisis" would be dropped as part of this change. The region is currently undergoing a roleplay convention to improve the roleplay rules.
Written by Indusse
In the month of August, the Embassy Oversight Commission headed by the external affairs minister decided to review the embassies and sort them as "Active - Keep", "Drop" and "Consulate". The Active or Keep regions would be the regions that are active and close to the region (Mutually Beneficial) whose embassies would be kept intact. The Drop regions are inactive and those who don't keep connections with the region. The Drop region's embassies would be closed down. The Region's that were on the Drop segment or lying between both the categories was termed as Consulate and would be maintained as diplomatic entities without In-Game Embassy. The review was done and a report was submitted to the minister of external affairs, who later presented the report in the regional cabinet. After the External Affairs Minister got a green flag, he published a circular and got it sent to all the embassies via the diplomats assigned. At the end of August month, the circular was put into effect. Twenty-Two embassies were closed which reduced the embassy count from fifty-eight to thirty-six.
The region after the closure of embassies has started to re-establish lost relations and find new embassy partners who would be mutually beneficial. The external affairs ministry has also started to sort and appoint new diplomats to the existing embassy partners.
Written by Indusse
In the month of July, The Presiden of India and His Majesty William V of the Empire of Great Britain officially signed a treaty to empower cooperation between the regions. The Treatise was called The Treaty of Buckingham and was made into effect after India's state visit to EoGB was completed. The treaty ensures cultural, military as well as World Assembly Cooperation between the regions. The Treaty was presented by Rt. Hon. Sir James Wellesley-Forsyte, MP for York Central (James Forsyte II) and supported by Hon. Anish Reddy, MP for Mount Albert ( Fort Tech). The treaty is as follows:
BE IT ENACTED by the King's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the House of Lords, and the House of Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:-
Article I: Preamble
(1) WHEREAS The Empire of Great Britain and India have endeavoured to develop political systems rooted in equality, liberty, and justice;
WHEREAS Empire of Great Britain and India have a shared history of friendship and cooperation;
(2) WHEREAS Empire of Great Britain and India wish to continue building the relationship we hold;
(3) NOW, THEREFORE, the Empire of Great Britain and India agree to the following:
Article II: Sovereignty
(1) Empire of Great Britain will recognize only the legitimate government of India, as determined by Indian law, as representative of the Region and People of India.
(2) India will recognize only the legitimate government of the Empire of Great Britain as determined by British law, as representative of the Region and People of the Empire of Great Britain.
(3) Neither Signatory may cede sovereign control of their region to another entity.
Article III: Military Undertakings
(1) Neither India nor the Empire of Great Britain will engage in military hostilities against the other, or against one another's protectorates which have been established by regional law and communicated to the other signatory. Participation by India and the Empire of Great Britain on opposite sides of a military engagement that does not constitute an attack on either region or a region's protectorate shall not be considered "military hostilities against the other" for this purpose.
(2) To the extent practicable, India and the Empire of Great Britain shall provide the other defensive military assistance in case of an attack by an aggressor. Under no circumstance will either Signatory give direct or indirect aid to the aggressor.
(3) India and the Empire of Great Britain shall not cede sovereign control over their respective military forces to any supraregional alliance. Sovereign control is interpreted as being able to make the ultimate decision with regards to the region's military resources participating in a military operation. Both regions may continue to enter into bilateral and multilateral agreements for common defence.
(4) India and the Empire of Great Britain shall aid each other in Delegacy transferrals when requested.
(5) India and the Empire of Great Britain will collaborate militarily for the combined benefit of both regions when practical.
Article IV: World Assembly Matters
(1) Neither Signatory will write or vote for a Security Council Resolution naming the other Signatory, or an entity strongly associated with the other Signatory, without the express approval of the other Signatory. For this purpose, an entity shall be considered strongly associated with a Signatory if it is reasonably likely that the Resolution naming the entity will impact the reputation of the Signatory.
(2) Each Signatory will endeavour, where appropriate and possible, to collaborate with the other in World Assembly programs and activities, such as the discussion or drafting of proposals, educational initiatives, or other similar projects.
Article V: Diplomatic Undertakings
(1) Each Signatory shall establish and maintain in-game embassies (i.e., on the NationStates site) with one another.
(2) Each Signatory shall maintain off-site embassies with one another, consistent with facilities provided to other treatied allies.
Article VI: Intelligence Undertakings
(1) Neither Signatory will engage in espionage against the other. For this purpose, "espionage" is the act of engaging a person to act under false pretences in a Signatory region without the permission of that region's legitimate government.
(2) The Signatories each shall provide information to the other if such information is pertinent to the other region's security or well-being, or otherwise upon the other's reasonable request unless the party in possession of such information reasonably believes that providing that information might violate applicable laws or contravene the terms of service for NationStates or a regional communications platform, or when revealing that information would unduly compromise that party's source(s) of information. Both signatories shall endeavour to reveal as much as possible in such situations, but not more than they can under laws, terms of service, or the need to protect sources.
(3) Each Signatory will make it a violation of its internal laws to engage in espionage against the other if a similar or related law to the same effect does not already exist. To the extent permitted by each region's laws, this section shall be deemed self-executing.
Article VII: Cultural Undertakings
(1) Each signatory will endeavour, where appropriate and possible, to engage in social and cultural activities with the other signatory. This can include but is not limited to, festivals, competitions, and university sharing events.
Article VIII: Recruitment Undertakings
(1) Neither India nor the Empire of Great Britain will deliberately engage in recruitment from the other, nor from one another's protectorates which have been established by regional law and communicated to the other signatory. "Recruitment" is defined as the sending of telegrams on the NationStates site to encourage nations to move regions.
Article IX: Civil Rights
(1) Each signatory affirms its commitment to guarantee freedom of thought and expression, including the freedom of faith and of conscience, freedom to profess a religious or philosophical creed, and the right to freely express and disseminate opinions in any manner or medium. Notwithstanding the foregoing, freedom of thought and expression shall not be construed as providing any protection for speech or conduct that a reasonable person would infer is intended to offend, threaten or insult an individual or group on the basis of that individual's or group's sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, language, religion, or national or social origin.
(2) Each signatory affirms its commitment to guarantee the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and freedom of association with others.
(3) Each signatory affirms its commitment to guarantee equal protection and equal benefit of the law without discrimination on any ground including sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, colour, language, religion, political or other opinions, national or social origin, property, birth, or another status.
Article X: General Provisions
(1) This Treaty will come into force on the date of ratification by both Empire of Great Britain and India as dictated by their respective governing procedures.
(2) Either Signatory reserves the right to exit this Treaty. The exiting Signatory must make reasonable efforts to notify the other as soon as possible. This shall include a diplomatic meeting between the heads of the respective governments prior to any withdrawal/exit action.
(3) This agreement may be amended by mutual agreement of both Signatories.
(4) Upon ratification, this treaty shall be the sole bilateral treaty between India and the Empire of Great Britain, superseding any prior written documents describing a relationship between the regions.
(5) The President of India may have the privilege to address a Joint Session of Parliament upon ratification.
(1) Upon obtaining a majority in both Houses of Parliament and receiving Royal Assent this shall become law.
References: Treaty of Buckingham 2021, EoGB Archives
Written by Indusse
India, officially the Republic of India (Bhārat Gaṇarājya), is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by area, the second-most populous country, and the most populous democracy in the world. Bounded by the Indian Ocean on the south, the Arabian Sea on the southwest, and the Bay of Bengal on the southeast, it shares land borders with Pakistan to the west; China, Nepal, and Bhutan to the north; and Bangladesh and Myanmar to the east. In the Indian Ocean, India neighbours Sri Lanka and the Maldives; India's Andaman and Nicobar Islands share a maritime border with Thailand, Myanmar and Indonesia. India is a federal parliamentary democratic republic headed by the President and Prime Minister. India gained independence from the British on August 15th 1947. India is divided into 28 States [From Andhra Pradesh to West Bengal] and 8 Union Territories [Andaman & Nicobar Islands to Puducherry].
In this series, we would go through every administrative division of India and learn about their culture and wonders. The first one on the list is Andhra Pradesh.
Andhra Pradesh is the seventh-largest state in the republic of India. The State Language is Telugu, State Animal is the Blackbuck, The State Dance is Kuchipudi and the State Fruit is Mango. The State has recognised Kabbadi as their state sport. Andhra Pradesh was primarily formed on the 1st of November 1956 as the first state of India. It was later divided into the states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. Andhra Pradesh is home to various dance forms, religious attractions, dams, rivers and other tourist attractions. The Chair of Government of Andhra Pradesh is situated in the capital territory of Amaravati.
There are various attractions in Andhra Pradesh, the notable on them are those given below
Kuchipudi: It's one of the eight major Indian classical dances. It originated in a village named Kuchipudi in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. Kuchipudi is a vibrant visual experience and is said to be the pride of Andhra Pradesh. The Origin of Kuchipudi is as old as the mentions in Natya Shastra (500 BCE - 500 CE) and is a dance-drama variant of artforms.
Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams: The Organisation also known as TTD is an independent trust which manages the temples including the Tirumala Venkateswara Temple and its dependencies in Tirupati. The main attraction of the trust is the visit to the holy Sri Venkateswara Temple situated in the hill town of Tirumala at Tirupati in Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh, India. The Temple is dedicated to Venkateswara, a form of Vishnu, who is believed to have appeared here to save mankind from the trials and troubles of Kali Yuga.The temple is also known by other names like Tirumala Temple, Tirupati Temple, Tirupati Balaji Temple. Venkateswara is known by many other names: Balaji, Govinda, and Srinivasa. It is the richest temple in the world in terms of donations received and wealth. The temple is visited by about 50,000 to 100,000 pilgrims daily (30 to 40 million people annually on average), while on special occasions and festivals, like the annual Brahmotsavam, the number of pilgrims shoots up to 500,000, making it the most-visited holy place in the world. The world-famous "Tirupati Laddu" is given at Tirumala Temple as Prasad. Another tradition in the temple is the shaving of hair or Mokku/Munda.
Vishakapatnam: It was formerly known as Vizagapatam (also known as Vizag, Viśākha or Wāltair) is the largest city and the proposed administrative capital of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is also the most populated city in the state. Vishakapatnam is home to beaches, educational institutions and one of India's major seaports. The city is home to various notable personalities like Alluri Sitarama Raju. The Kailasagiri hills, Indira Gandhi Zoology Park, 1971 Indo-Pak war memorials are famous tourist attractions in Vishakapatnam.
References: Wikipedia, Government of Andhra Pradesh Website, Incredible India!
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