Nominations are now open to run for the Delegacy of the region for the next six-month term! To run, you must be an IDUSA member. Candidate nominations are here: https://theidu.us/forum/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=1976
Feel free to sign up and put some information in regarding your nation, it would be nice to expand the lore of the IDU a bit! Sanctaria created and runs the wiki. There are many nations including Laeral, Lauchenoiria, Sanctaria, Libertas Omnium Maximus, and myself who have expanded several articles on the wiki that diversify the site! I like to click the "Random Page" button on the side just to see what turns up!
Assuming the heatwave doesnít make me sick and unable to do it, the results of the second and final round of the Lauchenoirian presidential election will be on Sunday. The results of our parliamentary elections have already been up for a couple weeks if anyone is interested:
Edit: Xiomera, I read your articles on the forum, good to see someone else getting involved in RP!
Alrighty... here is the deal... the Olympics are running way behind schedule. We are having a bit of an issue with the sports list. With the best interest of the Olympics in mind here is my ultimatum: Unless any new changes are decided upon by next Monday, I am taking our previously approved list and opening submissions right then and there.
I donít want to rush things at the expense of the Olympics but I do know that the Late July-Early August time slot is when the most people seem to be active so I would like to make the Olympics fall in that time period.
Right now (for those of you following at home) we have tons of great sports already approved such as archery, gymnastics, and tons of others. At this point I can state for certain that these Olympics will be great!
Sounds like classic IOC mishandling.
We should probably create an impenetrable bureaucratic committee to open a lengthy and overly-intrusive investigation into the various causes and possible solutions. The results of their open-ended investigation -- which should only take two or three years -- should be compiled into a weighty tome of a report and presented before a legislative body which will deliberate and debate for months on end, eventually kicking the can down the road for another couple of years until consensus can be found that something absolutely must be done. At which point, the hearings can begin.
We should have this all wrapped up in no time at all...
News articles are a great way to begin for any new player and are equally great for seasoned veterans. They are easy to make and provide insights into the life of indeviduals of your nation while not being as labor or time intensive as a full scale RP. I would encourage any new player to post some articles on the forums, it is a great way to break into the RP aspect of The IDU.
It does. The short explanation of Xiomera would be "What if the Aztec Empire avoided being conquered, survived long enough to go through its own version of the Meiji Restoration, and became a modern state led by a meritocracy instead of a nobility?" It's perhaps a strange concept, but I am fond of such what-if scenarios.
Alright everyone, not very good at speeches but here goes.
I'm not exactly one of the founding nations of the IDU, but I speak as one that had their nation settled actively here for almost all of its existence.
I've come to see this region as a great place for a new nations to safely settle in. The company of my regionmates has been great through this time here.
I'm running for the WA Delegacy because I'd like to help this region improve, more proactively.
One of the issues I consider important are the amount of apolitical RPs. This type of roleplaying is, in my view, a very important part of the region, as to not limit the region to politically-based RPs, and appeal more to the new nations that arrive with easier settings to RP.
On that, I propose the creation, alongside of our IDUOC, the creation of region-wide bodies for different sports, as to hold national team and club tournaments with our nations.
Alongside that, I would also propose we start considering seriously the possibilities of inter-regional RP's with like-minded regions. This would possibly also come along with a bit of an easing on the restrictions we have on Regional Embassies - something I'm thinking of bringing to the IDUSA's attention soon.
Speaking of the IDUSA, I believe that it's within their right to appoint our new Ministers.
That's pretty much all of what I consider of utmost importance - feel free to TG me if you'd like to know more.
Sorry for sending the text this late - I had an important test today that I totally aced... And it took some time.
Do any candidates support the creation of a regional currency to be put on the IDU Factbook and optional for national adoption?