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If there is a 2040, I'll be 65.

Hopefully, the Ekumen will find our planet before it's too late and help us out. Barring divine or extraterrestrial intervention, I'm not that optimistic, either. If there is a next phase of human history, I think we'll (perhaps literally) have to go through a rite of fire to get to it.

Statement from DSA's Councilorship of Foreign Affairs

Dear friends,

it is with great pleasure that today the Democratic Socialist Assembly celebrates its 10th anniversary since the founding of our region! We have gone through many changes, some joyful and some dark times, and we have endured in the path towards Socialism till now. I have been a member of the DSA roughly since 2016, so I do share most of its history by now. We have radically changed our friendships and embassies over the last two years and I'm happy to have been instrumental in promoting our tightening of relations with our current embassies, as well as the creation of the NS Solidaric Triad Agreements. I wish all our friends from allied regions all the best and I give each and everyone of you our thanks for sticking with us and providing much needed love and solidarity!

Happy DSA Day!
Solidarity Forever!

- Celle Franca, Councilor of Foreign Affairs in the DSA

Hello everyone!
This is Talamia, General Cabinet Aide for Democratic Socialist Assemblyís Ministry of Role-Play.

I would gladly extend to all Thalassia members an invitation to become part of the Comrades Cup, the very first football tournament in the history of our region. My country will host the event. Itís going to be a tournament for national football teams in the style of the FIFA World Cup.

The Comrades Cup is the first official event launched by DSAFF, the newly formed DSA Association Football Federation. The DSAFF was born with the aim of encouraging sports role-play within our region. The birth of the federation is the first step in a long-term project to give importance to NationStates' Left in the football field.

It is not mandatory to be part of DSAFF in order participate to the Comrades Cup, but we would be honored if any of Thalassa nations would join the project and have fun with us.

Here you can find a link to the guide on how to join:

A GUIDE TO



If you are here, it is because Auxe Aggelia and Gian Gianvilipendio did it again. They set you up.

Or maybe you are just a football fan, like Talamia is.

Do you want to join DSAFF but don't know how or why?

This is the right place for you. Follow this guide and find the answers to your questions



What is the DSAFF?

  • The Democratic Socialist Assembly Football Federation (DSAFF) is a major administrative and governing body of association football. Its goal is to create a community interested in sports' role-playing in the DSA. The DSAFF will cover national and club competitions, connecting the nations of the DSA and allowing them to compete for major football awards.

    The first competition that DSAFF is going to organize is the Comrades Cup 2021, a tournament for national selections similar to the FIFA World Cup. The winner will be crowned the first-ever DSA world champion.

    The Comrades Cup will kick-start a ranking system and set the stage for the creation of the DSA Champions League.

    This tournament will be played between the winning and second clubs of the domestic leagues of each interested country. The creation of this second tournament will give way to a system of players transfermarket and to a lot more of role-playing.



Who can take part in the DSAFF?

  • All the nations within the DSA. You are not required to be a member of congress or to be on the official map.



How do I join the DSAFF?

  • Send Talamia a telegram on NationStates or a private message on Discord, in which you specify if you are interested in joining the federation, if you are interested in entering your national team in the Comrades Cup 2021 or if you interested in both.



What will happen next?

  • You will be assigned a DSAFF code. After that we will be waiting until the federation has reached a sufficient number of members to be able to start the Comrades Cup.



What do I do in the meantime?

  • Two words: role-playing.

    To be part of the DSAFF and participate in the Comrades Cup you will have to prove the existence of the football reality within your country.



But how?

  • Through a factbook, you will have to give life to your national team: players called up, uniforms, colors, badges, stadiums and any kind of detail or backstory you would like to add! This is the time to let your imagination run wild: the future of your team will depend on your initial decisions.



I'm in! But I've never done anything like this, how do I start?

  • Don't worry: Talamia is here to help you out. Useful templates and dedicated sites will be made available to all DSAFF members.

    You can start by visiting the official page of the Talamian national team or the Talamian Alfa League as references:

nation=talamia/detail=factbook/id=1352858 nation=talamia/detail=factbook/id=1250234



Where will the DSAFF come to life?

  • All activities of DSAFF members will have their own secure space. We are still working on it. A channel in the DSA server? A space on our forum? A dedicated server? In any case, we will have our own place to meet, keep the federation alive and play sport role-playing.


How will the Comrades Cup work?

  • The tournament will be mostly RP based. Pre and post-matches, interviews, match narrations. The more you will post, the more we will get to know of your national football team, and the more you will increase your chances to win the cup! Everything will be in your hands. Except the results, which are going to be xcorinated by me.

    As the founding nation of DSAFF, in fact, Talamia will host the first edition of the tournament. Descriptions of cities, stadiums, curiosities related to the Talamian football world and much more will soon be available to all!


So what are you waiting for?

Are you interested in sports role-playing? Contact Talamia and join the founding members of DSAFF!

Read factbook

Here instead the official factbook of the federation:

Democratic Socialist Assembly
Football Federation

Abbreviation

DSAFF

Motto

--

Founded

05 February 2021

Type

Sports federation

Legal status

Governing body of
association football

Purpose

Sport governance

Headquarters

Clinepalas

Regions served

Democratic Socialist Assembly

President

Oiktirmon-Nicao Paidarion
(2021−present)

The Democratic Socialist Assembly Football Federation (DSAFF) is a major administrative and governing body of association football in Delusia. It is headquartered in Clinepalas, Talamia and counts several techincal departments in all its affiliated nations.

DSAFF was founded in February 2021, representing national football associations around the world, and running nation and club competitions. Its membership now comprises 6 national associations. DSAFF also includes other national federations of countries outside of Delusia, by invitation.

Today, DSAFF outlines a number of objectives in the organizational Statues, including growing football trans-regionally, providing efforts to ensure football is accessible to everyone, and advocating for integrity and fair play.


History

The nations of Delusia have always come together to organize sporting events and competitions. The DSA Winter and Summer Olympics are almost a fixture on the planet. The interest in football, however, was never much.

Located on the continent of Romaxia, the nation known as Talamia, on the other hand, has a great history and culture founded on football. Internally, Talamia was the only nation to have its own football federation on Delusia: the TSS (Talamia Sports' Summaka), governing a national football team and a Talamia's own domestic league: the Alfa League. The strong cultural football tradition of Talamia pushed Talamian sports' minister Antheo Karabos to propose the formation of a body to govern football at an international level.

On February 2021, the DSAFF was born, as can be read in the official statute of the federation:

"[...] with the aim of organizing football tournaments for clubs and national teams, of spreading the interest in association football, of ensuring football is accessible to everyone, and of advocating for integrity and fair play."

Karabos appointed Oiktirmon-Nicao Paidarion president of the newly-born federation. Paidarion had already been president and founder of the Talamian club Afestosja and he is known for his revolutionary approach to sports organization in general.

The very first goal of the federation was to organize a tournament for national teams for the summer of 2021, the Comrades Cup, and one for the club teams, the DSA Champions League, to be started in the 2021/2022 or 2022/2023 season, depending on the response of the nations within Delusia.

The federation's headquarters were located in Talamia's capital, Clinepalas, along Orisma odo, the historic street entirely dedicated to football that leads to the national stadium: the EpopSfaira Stadium, home of the Ptoco and SF Lampride clubs.

In April 2021, the federation decided to expand its borders and also include other nations by invitation, outside the planet Delusia.


Image

The task of designing DSAFF's first logo was entrusted to the Talamian designer Ule Nkanki, author of the Alfa League and TSS logos.

Nkanki opted for a simple rose, to take up the flag of the Democratic Socialist Assembly, within which he decided to embed a soccer ball. The color red, synonymous with socialism, predominates within the logo. On the left of the squad, almost to give it life, the initials of the federation: DSAFF. A line between the letters separates the acronyms "DSA", underlining them, and "FF", passing through them.


Structure

In total, DASFF recognizes 6 national associations and their associated national teams and football federations as its members. As of April 16 2021, the only football s outside Delusia are the Blueea Football Federation and the Kepler-0085 Football Federation.

DSAFF has its own ranking system, created to ensure fairer competitions. The DSAFF Rankings are updated after the end of each tournament. They are based on club and national team's performances in competitions, qualifiers, and friendly matches. Teams are ranked based on their game results with the most successful teams being ranked highest.

Laws and governance
DSAFF is headquartered in Clinepalas and it is an association established under the law of Talamia.

DSAFF's supreme body is the DSAFF Congress, an assembly made up of representatives from each affiliated member association. Each national football association has one vote, regardless of its size or footballing strength.

Congress makes decisions relating to DSAFF's governing statutes and their method of implementation and application. Only the DSAFF Congress can pass changes to the statutes. The Congress approves the annual report, decides on the acceptance of new national associations, elects the President of DSAFF and it is also the body that decides which country will host the NSLeft Association Football Federation. In order to host a tournament edition, you must submit your application. Each application is put to vote and all member associations have equal weight in the decision.

List of DSAFF members
This is a list of the nations who have an official football federation under the aegis of DSAFF and therefore recognized as official DSAFF members.


DSAFF competitions

National teams

  • DSA Comrades Cup (proposed)

Clubs

  • DSA Champions League (proposed)

Results

DSAFF Comrades Cup

Edition

Year

Hosts

Champions

Score and Venue

Runners-up

Third place

Score and Venue

Fourth place

No. of teams

1

2021

EpopSfaira Stadium,
Clinepalas

TBA

DSA Champions League

Edition

Year

Hosts

Champions

Score and Venue

Runners-up

Third place

Score and Venue

Fourth place

No. of teams

1

TBA

TBA

TBA
Read factbook

In solidarity,
Talamia

Pretty important announcement
You saw this already if youíre active on our Discord, where we normally hang out.

Hey yíall. I wanted to take a moment to let you know that **I am starting the abdication process today.** While I adore this community and I am so proud to see how itís shifted in the nearly two years Iíve been a part of it, Iím realizing I have less and less time and energy to dedicate to it. Iím not fully leaving, but I will be stepping back from my In-Character government roles.

Badivermeraed and I have decided the transition period will take about two weeks- he will then officially be King of Thalassia and granted all powers held by that title.
I could not be happier handing off the title to another founding member of Thalassia- someone who knows her past and sees the possibilities of her future. Heís been a part of this community for about as long as I have, longer if you count Pacifica, and has always been ready to support it. Iím proud to be able to call him my friend and I am looking forward to seeing what he and all of our Thalassian creatives do with the region. I am confident that heíll be a good King (and that if needed the community will keep him in check 😛 ).

I will be retaining my role as Chief Administrator and will continue to manage our OOC moderation and tech needs with my team. More on that later.

Per the Titles act and to honor our Greek inspired name, Iíve decided Iíll be taking on the title of Vasilissa EpŪtimos (Queen Emeritus) upon abdication. More than that, though, I would like to use this Act to honor a couple of members of our community who do not receive enough thanks- without them, Thalassia wouldnít have made it in its early days. Hell, late Pacificaís community probably wouldnít have been able to move without them:

To Wymondham1, I grant the title Markissios Dżnami (Marquis Power) for his unshakable spirit, willingness to ask the difficult questions, and for all of his work (both publicly and behind the scenes, keeping everyoneís head on straight). His classic Wym walls and his fierce protection of this community and its various members have, in my eyes, firmly earned him this honor.

To Czech germania, I grant the title Varonos Dikaios (Baron Justice) for his dedication to what is right and just. He may have had to take a break from Thalassia, but no one can deny how crucial he was in our early days, not only ensuring the government wasnít so blinded by security to remember what matters in our World- fun and creative pursuit- but also fighting to ensure that everyone was treated fairly.

These two players are prime examples of our community and of the NS community at large. Thank both of you for everything youíve done for Thalassia!

So many of the rest of you deserve my thanks- thank you for these last couple of years together, thank you for all your support and your memes, and thank you for making me want to rinse out my eyes with bleach every Thursday (seriously those images are CURSED).

Post by Dark Kreston suppressed by Sho.

Nooo! The queeen! Wait,

Sho wrote:Pretty important announcement
You saw this already if youíre active on our Discord, where we normally hang out.

Hey yíall. I wanted to take a moment to let you know that **I am starting the abdication process today.** While I adore this community and I am so proud to see how itís shifted in the nearly two years Iíve been a part of it, Iím realizing I have less and less time and energy to dedicate to it. Iím not fully leaving, but I will be stepping back from my In-Character government roles.

Badivermeraed and I have decided the transition period will take about two weeks- he will then officially be King of Thalassia and granted all powers held by that title.
I could not be happier handing off the title to another founding member of Thalassia- someone who knows her past and sees the possibilities of her future. Heís been a part of this community for about as long as I have, longer if you count Pacifica, and has always been ready to support it. Iím proud to be able to call him my friend and I am looking forward to seeing what he and all of our Thalassian creatives do with the region. I am confident that heíll be a good King (and that if needed the community will keep him in check 😛 ).

I will be retaining my role as Chief Administrator and will continue to manage our OOC moderation and tech needs with my team. More on that later.

Per the Titles act and to honor our Greek inspired name, Iíve decided Iíll be taking on the title of Vasilissa EpŪtimos (Queen Emeritus) upon abdication. More than that, though, I would like to use this Act to honor a couple of members of our community who do not receive enough thanks- without them, Thalassia wouldnít have made it in its early days. Hell, late Pacificaís community probably wouldnít have been able to move without them:

To Wymondham1, I grant the title Markissios Dżnami (Marquis Power) for his unshakable spirit, willingness to ask the difficult questions, and for all of his work (both publicly and behind the scenes, keeping everyoneís head on straight). His classic Wym walls and his fierce protection of this community and its various members have, in my eyes, firmly earned him this honor.

To Czech germania, I grant the title Varonos Dikaios (Baron Justice) for his dedication to what is right and just. He may have had to take a break from Thalassia, but no one can deny how crucial he was in our early days, not only ensuring the government wasnít so blinded by security to remember what matters in our World- fun and creative pursuit- but also fighting to ensure that everyone was treated fairly.

These two players are prime examples of our community and of the NS community at large. Thank both of you for everything youíve done for Thalassia!

So many of the rest of you deserve my thanks- thank you for these last couple of years together, thank you for all your support and your memes, and thank you for making me want to rinse out my eyes with bleach every Thursday (seriously those images are CURSED).

Sho wrote:Pretty important announcement
You saw this already if youíre active on our Discord, where we normally hang out.

Hey yíall. I wanted to take a moment to let you know that **I am starting the abdication process today.** While I adore this community and I am so proud to see how itís shifted in the nearly two years Iíve been a part of it, Iím realizing I have less and less time and energy to dedicate to it. Iím not fully leaving, but I will be stepping back from my In-Character government roles.

Badivermeraed and I have decided the transition period will take about two weeks- he will then officially be King of Thalassia and granted all powers held by that title.
I could not be happier handing off the title to another founding member of Thalassia- someone who knows her past and sees the possibilities of her future. Heís been a part of this community for about as long as I have, longer if you count Pacifica, and has always been ready to support it. Iím proud to be able to call him my friend and I am looking forward to seeing what he and all of our Thalassian creatives do with the region. I am confident that heíll be a good King (and that if needed the community will keep him in check 😛 ).

I will be retaining my role as Chief Administrator and will continue to manage our OOC moderation and tech needs with my team. More on that later.

Per the Titles act and to honor our Greek inspired name, Iíve decided Iíll be taking on the title of Vasilissa EpŪtimos (Queen Emeritus) upon abdication. More than that, though, I would like to use this Act to honor a couple of members of our community who do not receive enough thanks- without them, Thalassia wouldnít have made it in its early days. Hell, late Pacificaís community probably wouldnít have been able to move without them:

To Wymondham1, I grant the title Markissios Dżnami (Marquis Power) for his unshakable spirit, willingness to ask the difficult questions, and for all of his work (both publicly and behind the scenes, keeping everyoneís head on straight). His classic Wym walls and his fierce protection of this community and its various members have, in my eyes, firmly earned him this honor.

To Czech germania, I grant the title Varonos Dikaios (Baron Justice) for his dedication to what is right and just. He may have had to take a break from Thalassia, but no one can deny how crucial he was in our early days, not only ensuring the government wasnít so blinded by security to remember what matters in our World- fun and creative pursuit- but also fighting to ensure that everyone was treated fairly.

These two players are prime examples of our community and of the NS community at large. Thank both of you for everything youíve done for Thalassia!

So many of the rest of you deserve my thanks- thank you for these last couple of years together, thank you for all your support and your memes, and thank you for making me want to rinse out my eyes with bleach every Thursday (seriously those images are CURSED).

whoís taking ur place

Dark Kreston wrote:Nooo! The queeen! Wait, whoís taking ur place

Badivermeraed.

Morning everyone!

Badivermeraed wrote:Morning everyone!

In Robin Williams's Voice: GOOD MORNING THALASSIA!

QOTD
Whats the biggest thing we did Pre Covid You just cant believe we actually did?

Grey County wrote:QOTD
Whats the biggest thing we did Pre Covid You just cant believe we actually did?

Walking around town when you're semi-contagious.

Grey County wrote:QOTD
Whats the biggest thing we did Pre Covid You just cant believe we actually did?

Going out without a mask.

Grey County wrote:QOTD
Whats the biggest thing we did Pre Covid You just cant believe we actually did?

Slavery was a big one for the US. And also the whole Hawaii imperialism thing.

Grey County wrote:QOTD
Whats the biggest thing we did Pre Covid You just cant believe we actually did?

Visiting family in large swaths. I mean, I do miss them, but now I can actually forget their names and have an excuse.

Howdy folks! We're having a gamenight with TSSU! We'll be over in their server playing games with them on Friday and they'll be with us playing some mafia and CaH on Saturday! Let's have some fun with a potential new embassy :D

Here's their region link: region=the_socialist_syndicalist_union

and here's their discord: https://discord.gg/pkeA6sP

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