The General Elections of the Free Nations Region concluded as Sparsdan won the Presidential Elections with a whopping 27 (79.41%) Votes. This will be Sparsdan's second non-consecutive term as the President. Sparsdan's election manifesto included
Finishing the Free Nations University project that was started by President Doctors Orvos.
Reviving the Debate club, daily questions, games & music.
Establishing an Events Committee dedicated to helping in Regional and Interregional Festivities
Monthly Recruitment Tournaments
Appointing an "Editor-in-chief" for the Free Nations Herald.
The then Deputy Minister of Defense Burgertopian Empire ran against Sparsdan with a campaign to turn FNR into a Burgertopian Paradise where everyone gets free burgers on a daily basis. Burgertopian Empire also promised to give special attention to the FNDA by actively recruiting for it. Burgertopian Empire got 6 (17.65%) Votes in the elections. While 1 Citizen abstained from Voting.
In his first speech of this term, Sparsdan appointed South Asians and Castenor as Presidential Advisors. He also nominated Alternamerica in the Supreme Court. Alternamerica was confirmed as a Judge by the Citizens' Assembly with 25 Aye Votes, 4 Nay Votes and 4 Abstain Votes.
Gufand won another election as the Speaker of the Free Nations Region in an emphatic fashion. Gufand got 24 (70.59%) Votes while his opponent Alicetopia managed to get 8 (23.53%) Votes. 2 Citizens abstained from Voting. This will be Gufand's Fourth Consecutive Term as the Speaker of the Citizens' Assembly. Gufand's Election Manifesto included releasing monthly legislative reports and finishing the Free Nations Legislative Code.
Minister of Immigration, My Nation
Minister of Defense, Apatosaurus II
Deputy RP Delegate, Europan Union
After the conclusion of the Award Ceremony, Event Guests played various game modes of Gartic Phone. The event ended with a watch party where Event Guests watched the Ghostbusters (1984).
The Free Nations Region chose to embrace the hoard of zombies during last year's Z-Day with a Mongol Empire theme.
This year, The Free Nations Region decided to exterminate all the zombies as decided in this poll. Former President Orvos ordered this year's Z-Day theme to be Roman during the last days of his Presidential Term. Consuls Heaveria and Sparsdan jointly founded "The Free Nations Legionnaires" to tackle the zombies in a strategic manner and Praetor Castenor declared Zombiesm illegal within the realm. The Legions were led by Legatus Tigerania. Praefectus Doctors Orvos and Praefectus My Nation were joint field commanders of the legions while South Asians acted as the "Nauarchus" the commander of the Roman Navy.
The Event Started with Legionnaires led by Legatus Tigerania, Tribunus Apatosaurus II and Primus Pilus Narvatus actively eliminating zombies from the larger nations. However, the Zombie population was growing rapidly and slowly overwhelming the incoming forces. 10 hours after the beginning of the Z-Day event Nauarchus South Asians launched a full-fledged naval attack on the Zombies. He decided to engage his naval forces one-by-one on nations according to their alphabetical order, mercilessly cleansing them off their Zombie Population along the way. He was assisted in his Quest by Tigerania, Tribunus Weatherwand and Quaestor Allinburg. Consul Sparsdan also decided to join his Legionnaires in the battlefield against the zombies and provided a morale boost to the Legionnaires. 19 hours into the Z-Day event and all the Zombies were completely exterminated from the Free Nations Region. The Glorious Legionnaires celebrated their victory by throwing a grand party and eventually went to sleep. 25 hours into the event the Zombies unexpectedly infiltrated Rome again in smaller numbers. However, their petty rebellion was soon vanquished by the Legionnaires as Centurio Gufand also joined the battle with 100 of his most exceptional warriors.
31 hours into the Event and the victory was in the grasps of the Legions. Legionnaires were relaxing in their luxurious baths thinking that the Zombies were gone. They heard a loud growl has a hoard of Zombies rushed towards them in unexpected large numbers. It was later revealed that Primus Pilus Narvatus got infected by the Zombie Virus while he was fighting against them. This caused the Zombies to reemerge. The Legionnaires didn't bow against this surprise attack, they decided to fight this battle till their last breath. They launched a full-on attack against the Zombies many lost their lives in this deadly final battle that lasted for a couple of hours.
In the end, only a few Legionnaires survived this war but the Zombie hordes were completely destroyed and peace was restored in the Glorious Roman Republic.
The Free Nations Region were ranked #44 in "Most Survivors + No Quarantine" and #54 in "Most Dead" in the Z-Day Leaderboards.
Founded January 15, 2016 - United December 25, 2016
A Zombie Apocalypse is upon us. Brain-Eating Zombies are terrorizing the realm of Nationstates. These Zombies are also about to unleash an attack on the Free Nations Region. To tackle this state of emergency, Praetor Castenor has declared Zombiesm a heresy. The Glorious Free Nations Legionnaires shall protect the people of FNR from these creatures by doing what they do best- Completely Annihilating their enemies.
With the blessings of the Roman God of War, Mars. Let's fight till our last breath against this zombie menace and win this war for the Glory of the Rome and the Free Nations Region!
All able bodied men and women shall immediately enlist in the Roman Legionnaires and follow this Guide.
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Primus Pilus Narvatus
Centurio Europan Union
Here are the full results of the elections:-
Results of the Minister of Internal Affairs Elections
South Asians: 100% (19)
Abstain: 0.00 % (0)
Results of the Minister of Foreign Affairs Elections
Quiameth: 78.95 % (15)
Abstain: 21.05 % (4)
Results of the Minister of Defense Elections
Burgertopian Empire: 89.47 % (17)
Abstain: 10.53 % (2)
Results of the Minister of Culture Elections
Doctors Orvos: 94.74 % (18)
Alicetopia: 5.26% (1)
Abstain: 0.00 % (0)
Results of the Minister of Immigration Elections
Northern Celtic Regions: 78.95 % (15)
Islan Messh: 10.53% (2)
Abstain: 10.53% (2)
Results of the Roleplay Delegate Elections
Dongerland: 100.00% (6)
Abstain: 0.00% (0)
South Asians ran on a campaign to complete the Free Nations University project and Continue his work on the Free Nations University.
Northern Celtic Region promised to send recruitment telegrams to at least 120 nations every single day during his term. He also promised to hold monthly Recruitment Championships.
Doctors Orvos announced Stalengrave as his running mate in the Minister of Culture Elections and promised to hold Interregional Festivals, Game Sessions, Music Sessions, Questions of the Day, Community Events, Monthly Trivia, Reviving the writing room and start a DnD like character RP in the Free Nations Region in their election campaign.
Burgertopian Empire's plans included holding wargames and weekly training exercises for FNDA Agents. He also said he will conscript new members in the FNDA.
Dongerland and Quiameth didn't participate in any kind of public campaigns.
RTF Commander, FNDA Special Agent and Former Minister of Defense Apatosaurus initially approached LDF Commander Quebecshire with the proposal to conduct a joint liberation op on Warzone Europe as the raiding coalition consisting of The North Pacific Army, The West Pacific Armed Forces, and The Black Hawks were occupying the warzone for the past four days. Raider's overconfidence that defenders won't liberate warzones made the operation much easier as no member of the defender coalition got ejected.
League's Defense Force
South Pacific Special Forces
Royal Alvarez Military
Trovons is a region founded by Trovons aka Freedomanica. Freedomanica made the region's founder "non-executive". He later gave the reasoning behind this decision saying that he wanted to found a region where "democracy was often the national stereotype and was taken seriously especially when it came to the Delegacy as we are a gameplay-focused region...".
Raiders grabbed the opportunity with both hands and launched an invasion on Trovons. The Raiders were led by The Black Hawks, Lone Wolves United, Thaemperial Army and Lily. They were assisted in this invasion by other regions like Kantrias and Aurelius.
The Liberators commenced their siege efforts right away. The stakes were too high for the liberators as during their second siege attempt the Raiders banned Trovons, the native delegate who was assisting the defenders in an effort to liberate their region. The Raiders showed their intent to grief an unaligned Roleplay community just to prevent the liberators from winning. The actions of the raiders were widely condemned by the defender community in the Nationstates Gameplay Forums. One of the Organisations from the Invading Force the Thaempirial Army withdrew their forces from the operation due to an internal communication error. Thaecia's Minister of Defence consented for the griefing without reaching consensus with the rest of their military leadership.
After this incident, the defender faction decided to give their all to this operation. With commendable outreach work the defender community managed to put together a coalition of 24 organisations including the FNDA to liberate Trovons. Several regions who previously never participated in liberations came forward to assist the liberators in taking out the raiding forces from Trovons.
FNDA also showed their might by deploying a record-breaking 10 Agents throughout the course of this operation. Another Record that FNDA broke was the most number of Agents appearing in a single update by deploying 8 Agents during the final siege attempt that lead to the victory of the liberators. Minister of Defence Burgertopian Empire, RTF Commander Apatosaurus and Director South Asians played a vital role in the deployment of these Agents.
FNDA Personnels Involved
[FNDA] Special Agent South Asians
[FNDA] Operative Utkarsha
[FNDA] Operative Zazann
[FNDA] Cadet New Braveland
[FNDA] Cadet Stalengrave
[FNDA] Cadet Burgertopian Empire
[RTF] Agent Tigerania
[RTF] Agent Sielvenia
Other Liberating Forces Involved
00000 A World Power
Dragon Knights of Aenaroth
The Free Nations Region
Imperial Japanese Navy
The North Pacific
The Order of the Grey Wardens
The Region That Has No Big Banks
The Rejected Realms
The South Pacific
The Union of Democratic States
FNDA Personnels Involved
Pilers Involved: 7
The League's Defense Forces
The Order of the Grey Wardens
The West Pacific Armed Forces
Fash Bash: 1
This year's DefenderVision song contest was won by Ikania with their entry "We didn't break the server"" that got 222 points. The song was based on Billy Joel's "We didn't Start the Fire" and the lyrics described a summarized version of the NSGP History. Ikania's entry also won the "Crowd Favorite Award".
The duo of Miravana and FiHami were the runner-ups with their submission "Somebody to Raid" that got 124 points. This song was based on The Queen's "Somebody to Love". The same song that they previously submitted in the RaiderVision as well. The lyrics describe the difficulties encountered by the raiders in finding somebody to raid. The lyrics also show how the raiders lament the criticisms that they receive for raiding.
The trio of Minskiev, Quebecshire and Bobberino won the third prize with their song "Coping Time" that got 118 points. Coping Time is a song dedicated to one of the most used words in the Nationstates Gameplay in recent times that's "cope". The song depicts the snarkiness shown in the Nationstates Gameplay community on a daily basis.
The "Treaty of Pirates' Den" was signed between The West Pacific and Lone Wolves United.
The treaty didn't come as a surprise because The West Pacific Armed Forces and Lone Wolves United are regularly participating in raids together for a long period of time. The Treaty covered a wide range of topics like Mutual Defense, Cultural Agreements, Diplomatic Relations, Intelligence and Military Cooperation.
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