WA Delegate (non-executive): The Northern Balthorist Realms of Nogodia (elected )
Founder: The Protectorate of Pascala
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Regional Power: Moderate
Today's World Census Report
The Most Primitive in CISB
Nations were ranked by World Census officials based on the number of natural phenomena attributed to the unknowable will of animal-based spirit gods.
As a region, CISB is ranked 23,484th in the world for Most Primitive.
|1.||The Theocracy of Rites of the Buried||Father Knows Best State||“What is dead shall be born in the ashes of the flames”|
|2.||The Kingdom of Michellae||Iron Fist Consumerists||“Vive le Roi!”|
|3.||The Lanian Republic of JamLan||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“For the Country, For the World, For the Future!”|
|4.||The United Republic of Greater Newmerican States||New York Times Democracy||“Live Free or Die”|
|5.||The Confederacy of Grand Colombian Federation||Iron Fist Consumerists||“United in Strength ”|
|6.||The Emirate of Tourist Club Area||Civil Rights Lovefest||“Freedom's Just Another Word for Nothing Left to Lose”|
|7.||The Tsardom of Tageansaleeh||Father Knows Best State||“Glorious be our Republic!”|
|8.||The Lenni-Lenape Federation of The Hudson Archipelago||Father Knows Best State||“True Men”|
|9.||The Federation of Kir Taz Norld||Left-wing Utopia||“We Will Endure”|
|10.||The Republic of Magrick||Left-Leaning College State||“Freidom Vult!”|
- : The Tsardom of Tageansaleeh arrived from Osiris.
- : Coa bay ceased to exist.
- : The Principality of Royal Nigaria departed this region for League of Sovereign Nations.
- : Eastern waters ceased to exist.
- : Jamlania ceased to exist.
- : The Great Revolutionary State of Wanasnaswa departed this region for Alvarez.
- : San carnio ceased to exist.
- : Embassy established between Island Of Union and CISB.
- : The Protectorate of Pascala agreed to construct embassies with Island Of Union.
- : The Republic of Magrick arrived from Balder.
CISB Regional Message Board
- - - Liberals Urge Vice-President Carver to stay on - - -
With an upcoming showdown in the Senate, and despite pressure to do so, the Vice-President Adam Carver will not be resigning from his position, as a result of the President's numerous scandals. If, and it is a big if, the President is convicted in the Senate, he will be removed from office. If there was no Vice-President to take over, the nation could be in a state of constitutional flux, with no head of the executive branch of government.
Last night, for the first time since the President's impeachment, the President and Vice-President held a meeting over diner. Reportedly this meeting was tense, frosty and awkward. Apparently the President wanted to shore up his position by demanding the Vice-Presidents loyalty. The Vice-President was unable to provide the President with this, stating that "your scandals are numerous, you may well be a criminal. I cannot be associated with that".
Sorry for not replying sooner, but I'll be abstaining from Roleplay. In fact, whilst CISB is, and will eternally be my home, somebody has piqued my interest in a region, and shall therefor chase it.
This is not farewell however, because I'll come back... eventually.
- - - The Oval Office, George House - 1:34 pm - Saturday 6 June 2021 - - -
Vice-President Adam Carver walked past the historic entrance and stepped into the Oval Office - the historic Presidential office. But President White was not there. The President was sitting on a chair next to a table, on the patio directly outside of the Oval Office, under the shade provided by the beautiful historic building. It was a beautiful summer's day in Mathorn, it was around 22 degrees, the sun was shining, yet was not a humid or unpleasant heat.
The President was watching his three children play with the First Lady on the freshly cut lawn, and was smiling. Their youngest, Sarah was a little over a years old and had just started to speak and walk. The President looked totally relaxed as he sat there, sipping away at a cup of tea, and this figure was completed by a pair of cool-looking sunglasses.
"Mr. President - sir?", Carver asked cautiously. The President turned round, and broke into a smile, as he spoke he gestured to a patio chair on the opposite side of the table from which he sat.
"Adam! We haven't spoken in a while, my friend. How is my Vice-President doing?"
"I'm doing alright, sir", came the reply as the Vice-President sat down. The President poured another cup of tea for Carver from an ornate teapot.
"That's good to hear - tea is still hot".
Both men sat there in silence for a minute or so as the Vice-President stirred his cup of tea, then added milk. After his tea was made, Carver turned towards the President, to say something. But it was the President who spoke first.
"I know what your going to ask me, Adam."
The Vice-President shook his head. "I was going to ask you how you were."
The President turned his head and said "I am good actually, loving my job and loving life. I called you here because I wanted your counsel."
Vice-President Carver's face expression did not change; "Well, I am all ears".
"Do you think I should resign? Can I survive a trial in the Senate?", the President asked directly.
"Only you can make that decision, sir. We have been friends long enough and had the support of the Liberal Party, especially in Congress for years. That support is no longer there. What do you think, Mr. President.?
Both me chuckled a little.
"You know what you did wrong, right?"
"I just need to be truthful."
"But, sir what is the Truth?"
"Sir, that's not your fault, if you did not know about it?"
"Issue is it went straight into the Liberal's electoral war chest. There are a dozen senators, and maybe a hundred members of the House who could get implicated in this. You could be implicated in this, for all I know."
The Vice-President stared straight at his long0term ally and friend. "Mr. President, you must believe me when I say I did not".
The President chuckled, "I do. We've been through a lot together, I trust you 100%. Which is why when you become President, I will not mind".
Carver looked confused. The President continued, "Adam, we've known each other since University. We were in the Senate together. We were inseparable. The 2014 Presidential campaign was arguably one of the greatest in history, the 2019 re-election campaign a high-water mark for the Liberals. I am damaging not only myself by remaining in Office, but also you and the Liberal Party. I took an oath to defend this constitution, and that is an oath I have unwillingly or unknowingly broken."
The Vice-President's eyes started to well up. All those moments on the campaign trails together, all the moments in the Senate, all the moments on the Presidential campaign and whilst in Office came flooding back.
"Sam, are you resigning as President?"
The President looked over to his friend and nodded. "I will be addressing the nation on Wednesday next week, before the Senate has a chance to begin proceedings. I will be resigning on my own terms, not on anyone else's. I will put in place the necessary security considerations for yourself, your wife and your family. In addition, I will also be transmitting an open letter to all members of Congress and the public regarding recent events. I will not be forced out in the dark. This time next week, you should be President."
The Vice-President just looked overwhelmed. "Sir, it has been the honour of my life serving you as Vice-President."
"No, Adam Carver. The pleasure has been all mine."
The two men looked at each other, stood up and shared a warm embrace for a good minute or so. "You have a lot of things to sort out, Mr. President".
"Your still the President, sir."
"But not for much longer. I wish you god speed, and all the luck in the world - President Carver".
August 9, 2019; AIMC Global Headquarters, 4:32 AM
*Ranveer Khaltonsky was pacing around his office, waiting for an expected email to show up in his inbox. He had been the CEO of Anskavia International Media Company since 2014. A small company, which offers a TV channel, movies and music distribution, is based in a 2-story office building in downtown Copalton, with large windows that give the employees scenic views of the IH-45 motorway and the Anskavia State University Campus as they draft up new creative ways to advertise their company. However, this particular email that Mr. Khaltonsky was expecting had nothing to do with the company. In fact, it had a lot to do with Mr. Sam White and the upcoming Mathornian elections. For around 3 months now, Khaltonsky had been making illegal payments to Pamian politicians to support the campaign and to the Mathornian campaign, which, under Imperial Law, is illegal*
Khaltonsky: Come on White, send the damn email already!
*His pacing is interrupted by AJ Connolly, the marketing director, walking into his office, shocked to see his boss there so early*
Connolly: Ranveer, what the hell are you doing here so early?
Khaltonsky: AJ? I thought you were leaving for Honiara today.
Connolly: I was, but then I forgot my coffee mug, can I have it back?
Khaltonsky: Yeah, of course you can! I think I left it in one of these drawer, can you help me find it?
*They search the office for AJ’s coffee mug, hoping to find it quickly so that AJ isn’t late for his flight. Then, they both hear a chime from Ranveer’s computer. AJ gets to the computer first
“New email from: Sam White” AJ saw the text, and was immediately confused. He then read the preview…*
Email: Thanks for the money, Ranveer! This will definitely help with our campaign!
Ranveer: Oh no…
To be continued
- - - Presidential Address to the Nation - Tuesday 15 June 2021 - 8pm - - -
President Sam White is sitting behind the Bear Desk in the Presidential Oval Office. Dressed in a smart suit and tie. On the desk there is an array of papers, folders and a shut down laptop. Behind the President is the Mathornian Flag. Behind the President, neatly arranged on a mantlepiece are various photos of the President, his family, and friends. It is still light, it was the middle of summer. The President begins to speak.
"My fellow Mathornians, tonight I wanted to address a few things, notably this country's leadership. I want to tell you the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. This will be only the third time I will speak to you from this office, where so many decisions have been made that have shaped our nation's history. Unfortunately, this will also be the last address I make from inside this hallowed and historical office."
"Throughout the last few weeks and months, various scandals have engulfed me, my administration, and my 2019 re-election campaign. I have felt it was my duty to act in the national interest and to do what was best for the nation. I felt it was my duty to persevere,and to make every possible effort to complete the term of office to which you elected me."
"In the past few days, however, it has evident to me that I no longer have a strong enough political base in the Congress to justify continuing that effort. I felt strongly that it was necessary to see the constitutional process through to its conclusion, that to do otherwise would be unfaithful to the spirit of that deliberately difficult process and a dangerously destabilising precedent for the future."
"The Speaker of the House of Representatives, the President pro tempore of the Senate, various members of the Cabinet and members of Congress have all expressed their concern at the nature of the accusations against me. Even though I will cease to be your President this Saturday, I wish to clear my name, which I feel has been unceremoniously dragged through the mud."
"The accusations regarding my personal conduct center upon a campaign staffer named Arron Mett. Arron was a great friend of mine, and I held him in the highest regard. He was head of fundraising for my camping and inadvertently accepted foreign donations from Pamian governmental officials and media companies. These donations were disguised as donations from J.J Sachs, a banking company wholly based in Mathorn. No matter way which it can be spun, my 2019 re-election campaign received and spent money from a foreign power, something illegal under current Mathornian electoral law."
"For that, I must sincerely apologize. My campaign should have had more stringent due-diligence. To myself, to Arron Mett for not giving him enough resources or time to conduct a thorough due diligence process, to Congress and to you the people. I had nothing to do with the mistakes of the past, yet as the 4th Mathornian President, Adam Bentford, said on his deathbed in 1603; 'I've long talked about a battle for the soul of this nation. It has the capacity to be a great one. We must restore the soul of this island, of this nation. Our nation is shaped by the constant battle between our better angels and our darkest impulses. Now, what president says in this battle matter.'
"As your President, I have to tell you, the people, that my darkest impulse is to remain as your President, to fight it out. And that is who I am. But this nation faces great challenges. These challenges will require strong, determined and committed leadership to tackle. I am very proud and very honoured to have been your President, and the leader of this country for over six years."
"In these six years believe we've made great steps, with more people in work than ever before in our history, with reforms to welfare and education, increasing people's life chances, building a bigger and stronger society, keeping our promises to the poorest people in the world and enabling those who love each other to get married whatever their sexuality, but above all restoring Mathorn's economic strength. And I'm grateful to everyone who's helped to make that happen. In 2020, I spearheaded reforms to Mathornian Policing, invested record amounts of money into the NHS and laid the groundwork for the groundbreaking High-speed-rail project."
"However, in light of recent events, I think the country requires fresh leadership. This is not a decision I've taken lightly, but I do believe it is one taken in the national interest. The current Vice-President, Adam Carver will be inaugurated on Saturday, the 19th June. With this ascension, this nation could not be in safer hands. It brings me back to the famous words uttered by the first President's Grandson, Senator Richard Polaris."
"On the 30th November 1757, the Senate had been holding a solemn meeting - Senators were faced with the difficult decision to stay in the capital, or flee for lands which would be untouched by the forthcoming conflict. After untold hours of debate, the Senate seemed inclined to abandon the capital. Even the objections of then President Arthur Balfour, could not sway the Senators."
"But in the last few moments before the vote was called, Richard Polaris, tired and weary after untold hours of debate, took to the Senate floor. His words struck with a divine weight of provenance, and the Senate heard in them an omen from the gods that could not be ignored. The Senate voted unanimously, ushering in and marshalling the city's defences, as well as inspiring thousands of normal civilians, trapped by circumstance, to join the Mathornian army in the defence of the city."
"At the time, perhaps with a sense of irony, Richard Polaris had little appreciation for the weight of his words, or what effect they would have on the nation throughout the coming centuries. This was perhaps the most famous speech ever made in Congress, and a singular Latin phrase encapsulated the contents of this speech. That single Latin phrase is today inscribed on the very foundations of the Mathornian Congress. It speaks of struggle, of hardship, and of loss, but also it is a testament the great power of the Mathornian nation to not only endure, but thrive, regardless of circumstance."
"Those words were; Hic Manebimus Optime; Here we will Remain, most Excellency. I love this country and I feel honoured to have served it and I will do everything I can in future to help this great country succeed in the future. Mathorn will remain strong, most excellency, under the stewardship of my successor and friend. Thank you very much".
Breaking news: Adam Carver has been inaugurated as the 61st President of The United Provinces of Mathorn on the steps of the Capitol building. In a short ceremony, the new President thanked friends and family. President Carver will nominate a Vice-Presidential candidate on Monday after meeting with Congressional leaders tomorrow. As is tradition, the President laid a wreath at the tomb of the unknown soldier in the crypt of the Capitol.
January 20, 1570 - January 20, 1580
January 20, 1580 - January 20, 1585
January 20, 1585 - January 20, 1595
January 20, 1595 - June 13, 1603
June 13, 1603 - January 20, 1610
January 20, 1610 - January 20, 1620
January 20, 1620 - June 12, 1622
June 12, 1622 - January 20, 1625
January 20, 1625 - January 20, 1635
January 20, 1635 - January 20, 1640
January 20, 1640 - January 20, 1650
Aiden Cranworth (Until 1645) & James Marken (From 1645)
January 20, 1650 - September 13, 1652
September 13, 1652 - January 20, 1655
January 20, 1655 - January 20, 1665
January 20, 1665 - January 20, 1675
January 20, 1675 - January 20, 1685
January 20, 1685 - January 20, 1690
January 20, 1690- January 20, 1700
January 20, 1700 - January 20, 1710
January 20, 1710 - January 20, 1715
January 20, 1715 - January 20, 1725
January 20, 1725 - January 20, 1735
January 20, 1735 - January 20, 1745
January 20, 1745 - January 20, 1755
January 20, 1755 - January 1, 1760
January 1, 1760 - January 20, 1760
N/A (Taylor became President after President Balfour's death on New Year's Day 1760. The Balfour/Taylor ticket did not stand for re-election in the election of 1759).
January 20, 1760 - January 20, 1765
January 20, 1765 - January 20, 1775
January 20, 1775 - January 20, 1785
January 20, 1785 - January 20, 1795
January 20, 1795 - January 20, 1805
January 20, 1805 - January 20, 1810
January 20, 1810 - January 20, 1820
January 20, 1820 - January 20, 1830
January 20, 1830 - January 20, 1840
January 20, 1840 - January 20, 1845
January 20, 1845 - December 14, 1847
December 14, 1847 - January 20, 1855
January 20, 1855 - January 20, 1865
January 20, 1865 - January 20, 1875
January 20, 1875 - January 20, 1885
January 20, 1885 - January 20, 1890
January 20, 1890 - January 20, 1900
January 20, 1900 - January 20, 1905
January 20, 1905 - January 20, 1915
January 20, 1915 - January 20, 1920
January 20, 1920 - August 13, 1923
August 13, 1923 - January 20, 1930
January 20, 1930 - January 20, 1940
January 20, 1940 - January 20, 1950
January 20, 1950 - January 20, 1955
January 20, 1955 - January 20, 1965
January 20, 1965 - January 20, 1970
January 20, 1970 - January 20, 1980
January 20, 1980 - January 20, 1985
January 20, 1985 - January 20, 1995
January 20, 1995 - January 20, 2005
January 20, 2005 - January 20, 2010
January 20, 2010 - January 20, 2015
January 20, 2015 - June 19, 2021
June 19, 2021 - Present
N/A - Yet to be confirmed by Congress