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Otoris RMB

WA Delegate (non-executive): The Bundesreich of Germanic-Asia (elected )

Founder: The Kingdom of Abrahams Republic

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Largest Black Market: 63rd Highest Poor Incomes: 174th Most Advanced Public Transport: 206th+42
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 211th Largest Information Technology Sector: 220th Highest Average Incomes: 232nd Most Subsidized Industry: 265th Largest Governments: 272nd Most Scientifically Advanced: 287th Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 290th Most Corrupt Governments: 320th Most Advanced Public Education: 321st Highest Economic Output: 331st Lowest Crime Rates: 336th Smartest Citizens: 358th Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 366th Largest Publishing Industry: 370th Largest Manufacturing Sector: 380th Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 483rd Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 492nd Largest Welfare Programs: 495th Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 497th Largest Mining Sector: 508th Highest Average Tax Rates: 577th Healthiest Citizens: 586th Most Avoided: 674th Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 837th Most Cultured: 881st Most World Assembly Endorsements: 918th Most Developed: 946th Most Valuable International Artwork: 1,015th Most Inclusive: 1,028th Nicest Citizens: 1,074th Most Secular: 1,085th Highest Wealthy Incomes: 1,103rd Nudest: 1,338th Most Beautiful Environments: 1,446th Most Nations: 1,580th Most Compassionate Citizens: 1,602nd Largest Insurance Industry: 1,618th Longest Average Lifespans: 1,806th Most Armed: 2,138th Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,178th Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2,221st Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,246th
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Hello, and welcome to Otoris!

We are a growing, multi-tech region, accepting nations of all ideologies and religions.
Whether you're a quiet player looking to settle down and resolve your issues in peace, or an active member with many a roleplay behind you, we welcome all!

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Otoris contains 10 nations, the 1,580th most in the world.

Today's World Census Report

The Healthiest Citizens in Otoris

A measure of the general physical health of citizens in each nation.

As a region, Otoris is ranked 586th in the world for Healthiest Citizens.

NationWA CategoryMotto
1.The Bundesreich of Germanic-AsiaCivil Rights Lovefest“Einigkeit und Recht und Freiheit”
2.The Kingdom of Central MacedoniaNew York Times Democracy“Freedom,Liberty,Strength and Respect”
3.The Kingdom of Corunia and MironorLeft-wing Utopia“Una in terra, ad serenissimam”
4.The Allied States of The Palkian EmpireInoffensive Centrist Democracy“Many people, united into one!”
5.The Empire of RototornikIron Fist Consumerists“Slava rodu!”
6.The Soviet Federative Republic of MilitcomCorrupt Dictatorship“Blood and bullets are what make this nation”
7.The Technocracy of Michio KakuDemocratic Socialists“Sciencia sit Potentia”
8.The United States of Place-LandiaInoffensive Centrist Democracy“We try to be the Great Value version of the US.”
9.The Kingdom of Abrahams RepublicIron Fist Consumerists“Gloria Patri, Summo Christo decus, victoria”
10.The Commonwealth of IndependianiaFather Knows Best State“Independence through Independia”

Regional Happenings

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Otoris Regional Message Board

DFN Nachrichten heute 18 Uhr
BREAKING: Otoris Referendum Bill tabled by the PGNS!
After weeks of PGNS discussions and debates surrounding the formulation and possibility of passage of an Act of the Bundestag to call a referendum on Germania's membership in Otoris, a motion has been officially tabled to allow for preliminary discussions and a debate on the Bill. It's believed that they will be pressuring and lobbying MPs that represent so-called 'Leave-leaning' constituencies to vote for the passage of the referendum bill, as they lack the sufficient numbers at the moment in the Bundestag in order to pass the bill without any cross-party support.

The debate on the legislation will start on Monday at 10AM, but with passionate pro-Otoris and anti-Otoris MPs in the Bundestag, we expect the scrutinising and reading over process to stretch far beyond the original timeline of a week.

The Bill contains the intended goal when negotiating with the Otorisian Regional Government for a smooth and 'clean-break' exit from Otoris. It's now been made clear to the general public as well as the media that German exit from Otoris, coined as 'Gexit', will clearly be the most extreme form of exit that Germania can pursue if the government is forced to do so according to the bill. Otherwise, it's widely believed that a 'softer' form of 'Gexit' is preferable amongst the general population who would vote to leave though there remains a majority of the populace who would vote remain in a hypothetical referendum - rejecting any form of 'Gexit'.

More at 8.

Central Macedonia wrote:RTCM Spainard d.o.o (a division of Eos News & Media d.o.o) have announced today that it will move the analog frequency of SBC TV (soon-to-be known as TCM Spainard) from channel 6 to channel 2 (with an ERP of 50kW) and will launch a full-time digital simulcast of SBC TV on digital channel 2.1 (with an ERP of 240kW) starting in July 2020 as part of its long-term efforts to revitalize the ratings-challenged station and to make it strongly competitive in the ratings. RTCM executives have said to us today that the change will enable viewers in Spainard to receive a clear and improved signal of SBC TV and that it will help reduce signal issues.

Meanwhile, RTCM have announced that it will sell SBC TV's soon-to-be former channel 6 frequency to TV6 Media Group d.o.o for about R21.2 million so that it will enable TV6 to help expand its signal into additional areas throughout the Otoris (Eos) region and to help promote media diversity in Spainard.

More details later.

TV6 Media Group d.o.o have announced today that it has reached an agreement with RTCM Media Group to acquire SBC TV's old channel 6 frequency in Spainard for about R21.2 million. The agreement will enable TV6 Media Group to set up a dedicated Spainard operation (to be known as TV6 Spainard d.o.o) and to launch a commercial TV station in Spaniard (to be known as TV6 Spainard), which will compete directly with SBC TV. The agreement has also enabled both companies to build separate transmitters near downtown Asturiosia so in an effort to provide good reception and to promote media diversity in Spainard.

In addition, TV6 Media Group have also announced that it will improve the analog channel 6 frequency (by boosting it from 25kW to about 53kW) in August 2020 and that it will launch a digital signal of TV6 Spainard on digital channel 6.1 (with an ERP of 420 kW) starting in September 2020. In the meantime, TV6 Spainard will be licensed as a hybrid-based (subscription/free-to-air) commercial TV station, using a pay-TV broadcasting licence (to be shared with 6Hub) and will be temporarily transmitted from TV6's regional studios in Outer-Fortress, Hayees while it plans to build a fully-fledged broadcasting studio in downtown Asturiosia by January 2021.

More details later.

RTCM Spainard d.o.o (a division of Eos News & Media d.o.o) have announced today that it will launch 2 new radio stations (below) in which it will serve the needs of citizens who are living in Spainard and will serve as a compliment to SBC TV (soon-to-be known as TCM Spainard).

Eyewitness News Radio- Spainard's first 24-hour all-news radio station, airing news/traffic/weather reports every 15 minutes. (will be transmitted on 106.1 FM/1060 AM throughout Spainard)

Lite 93.7- Spainard's first 24-hour lite rock station, playing today's hits and yesterday's favourites. (will be transmitted on 93.7 FM throughout Spainard)

RTCM Spainard plans to launch them on September 3, 2020, just in time for the relaunch of SBC TV as TCM Spainard

Meanwhile, TV6 Media Group d.o.o have announced today that as of 7am, it has officially launched its Spainard division (TV6 Spainard d.o.o) as part of the company's efforts to expand its operations throughout Central Macedonia and the Otoris (Eos) region. However, TV6 plans to officially launch the division's flagship operation, TV6 Spainard on September 1, 2020, with a soft launch occurring on July 3, 2020. TV6 officials have said to us that TV6 Spainard will serve the country's younger population by airing a mix of news, sports and entertainment programming so that it can serve as a strong competitor to the longer-established SBC TV.

More details later.

DFN Nachrichten Heute 8 Uhr
BREAKING: Otoris Referendum Bill Passes through both Houses of Parliament
Following weeks of debate in both chambers of Parliament, it has finally come to a vote in the Bundestag. With a majority of just 1, the bill has successfully passed through the Bundestag - with most parties granting their MPs a 'free vote' on the matter - and now the government will be in charge of setting a date for the referendum on Germania's future in Otoris. There were several NWP MPs and Liberal MPs who voted for the passage of the bill, while the confirmatory hearing in the Bundesrat passed without much trouble - despite the large amount of NWP and Liberal Lords in the Bundesrat.

Although, current polling suggests the 'Remain' vote will win a majority of 5.6% though this is an ever shrinking figure as more and more polls have been conducted - suggesting an even tighter race than previously anticipated.

It's widely believed that both the Chancellor and the Vice Chancellor will be campaigning on the side of continued German membership of Otoris, though this is still unclear. There could yet exist a gentleman's agreement between all the major parties that their party leaders won't be leading either side of the campaigns.

More at 9.

DFN Nachrichten Heute 20 Uhr
Date announced for #Gexit Referendum
The Bundesregierung has announced today that after much deliberation within the Bundeskabinett a finalised date for the referendum on Germania's membership of Otoris. The date chosen is the 2nd of July, a date memorable for the Battle of Berlin - a battle in which German forces decisively recaptured the Bastion, Fort Hauburg, in the centre of the Old City in Berlin. It's thought that the date has been chosen after pressure from Nationalists in the Bundestag and in the governing parties, and it's thought that the date itself and the meaning was chosen to spur nationalist sentiment within the average German, thereby blowing a decisive swing in the favour of the 'Leave' vote.

Key Campaign Groups
The 'Stronger Together' group has established itself as the main group within the 'Remain' camp, while the 'Sovereignty Now' group has established itself as the main group within the 'Leave' camp. It's believed that the key figures of the Remain camp will include several high profile ministers within the Bundeskabinett - though the leaders of both the NWP and the Liberals appear to be staying out of aligning to either camp - and the key figures of the Leave camp will include several high profile members of the German Conservatives and the Nationalists, although the high profile members of the Independence Party appear to have been largely shunned by most of the Leave camp due to the public perception of their party - that it's an extremist and xenophobic group. Despite this, their leader Mr. Franz appears to already be on the campaign trail - with many advertisement boards showing adverts paid for by the Independence Party on behalf of the 'Leave' camp.

Current Polls
REMAIN: 47%
LEAVE: 38%
UNDECIDED: 15%

More at 8.

Central Macedonia wrote:RTCM Spainard d.o.o (a division of Eos News & Media d.o.o) have announced today that it will launch 2 new radio stations (below) in which it will serve the needs of citizens who are living in Spainard and will serve as a compliment to SBC TV (soon-to-be known as TCM Spainard).

Eyewitness News Radio- Spainard's first 24-hour all-news radio station, airing news/traffic/weather reports every 15 minutes. (will be transmitted on 106.1 FM/1060 AM throughout Spainard)

Lite 93.7- Spainard's first 24-hour lite rock station, playing today's hits and yesterday's favourites. (will be transmitted on 93.7 FM throughout Spainard)

RTCM Spainard plans to launch them on September 3, 2020, just in time for the relaunch of SBC TV as TCM Spainard

Meanwhile, TV6 Media Group d.o.o have announced today that as of 7am, it has officially launched its Spainard division (TV6 Spainard d.o.o) as part of the company's efforts to expand its operations throughout Central Macedonia and the Otoris (Eos) region. However, TV6 plans to officially launch the division's flagship operation, TV6 Spainard on September 1, 2020, with a soft launch occurring on July 3, 2020. TV6 officials have said to us that TV6 Spainard will serve the country's younger population by airing a mix of news, sports and entertainment programming so that it can serve as a strong competitor to the longer-established SBC TV.

More details later.

TV6 Media Group d.o.o have announced yesterday that TV6 Spainard (it's soon-to-be launched TV channel in Spainard) will start a Spainard-focused news division (to be known as News6 Spainard) in which it will launch 4 news programmes (that are focused on Spainard) on September 1, 2020 as part of the channel's strong efforts to target younger viewers and to compete with SBC News (soon-to-be known as Eyewitness News) in the ratings.

TV6 Spainard News Programming (beginning this September 2020)

Rise Up! Spainard- a weekday 3-hour morning show that wakes the nation up with timely news, traffic, weather reports, alongside lifestyle segments and interviews with newsmakers/celebrities.

News6 Spainard-a nightly 60-min newscast that will report and air local, regional and international news stories from a Spainardian perspective

Our Spainard-a weekly 60-minute current affairs programme that will feature in-depth political news analysis, interviews with newsmakers/politicians and roundtable discussions.

Spainard this Week-a 30-minute news review programme that will feature the stories that made headlines in Spainard the past week along with hard-hitting interviews with newsmakers.

TV6 executives have said to us that News6 Spainard will serve as a stronger alternative to the longer-established SBC News and will deliver hard-hitting news reporting and in-depth analysis of what's going on in Spainard. The channel's 4 news programmes will be edited in downtown Asturiosia and will be temporarily produced from TV6's pan-Eos studios in Outer-Fortress, Hayees with a full transition of news production to downtown Asturiosia in January 2021.

More details later.

DFN Nachrichten Heute 20 Uhr
Current Polls
REMAIN: 48%
LEAVE: 42%
UNDECIDED: 10%
(From a sample size of 10,000 households across Germania)

Stronger Together
Following the launch of the Remain campaign, one cabinet minister has emerged as a leading figure of the camp following the neutrality of both the Liberal leader and the NWP leader. One Mr. Otto Stressemann has emerged as a key figure within the Stronger Together campaign.

As the foreign secretary, he has previously been in charge of the negotiation of the NOTA alliance - a landmark alliance tying Germania to the Hayeesian and 'Tornikian states - as well as being in charge of the German delegation to the Otorisian Regional Government. Having held such important roles in Germania's foreign policy, he speaks with passion as well as from experience regarding the Otoris Question and any possible solutions to it that would leave Germania in a better position.

While in government, Mr. Stressemann has helped write pieces of legislation that have helped to guarantee the welfare of German Citizens as well as to give stability to millions of Germans - with the Equal Working Rights bill (2028), which helped to better the lives of the everyday German - with changes to the overtime (OT) system as well as to give better job security to most Germans.

The fact that he, a leading member of the NWP, has decided to back the Remain campaign will surely give the Remain campaign a boost in the coming weeks due to the public perception of him as a professional in the Bundestag as well as abroad.

Sovereignty NOW!
Following the launch of the Leave campaign, a former cabinet minister has emerged as the leading figure of the camp following the neutrality of the German Conservative leader. One Mr. Alexander Hölenstein, a former member of the NWP who defected to the GCP following a mass rebellion of the NWP's far more extreme Conservative factions. As the former Minister of Labour and Social Affairs, while Mr. Hölenstein has experience with the social welfare system in Germania and various labour issues, he seems like the far more unsuited key figure compared to Mr. Stressemann.

As Minister of L.S.A., he had been in charge of the change from separate individual benefits that one could claim to a united single benefit system - Comprehensive Benefits (CB) - which, despite early signs of success in reaching more Germans who were in need has proven to be a failure point in Government, as it has left the most needy behind. The experiment was such a failure that the first Lib-NWP Government, in which Mr. Hölenstein was kicked out of the NWP, had pioneered a new system that completely replaced CB.

Though Mr. Hölenstein did not have an overall success while in Government, his work outside of Government in establishing the Riemann Group within the NWP - and then moving it over to the GCP - was a key point for Otorisceptic MPs in Germania. As the Riemann Group was a cross-party group that was blatantly Otorisceptic (A single-policy group), it allowed the flourishment of debate and of the idea of Otoriscepticism. As such, it could be argued that Mr. Hölenstein's work in Government and in the Bundestag has more to do with the Riemann Group - and it's success in passing the bill to hold a referendum on Germania's membership of Otoris.

Although despite this, public perception of Mr. Hölenstein remains bad, as he is seen as the one who put many Germans in danger of not being able to support their own families. Therefore, it's expected the Leave Camp will have to seek better figures to lead them if they wish to win the referendum.

DFN Nachrichten Continuously Updating Polls
REMAIN: 49.1%
LEAVE: 45.8%
UNDECIDED: 5.1%

TV6 Media Group have announced that TV6 Spainard (soon to be Spainard's 2nd commercial TV channel) will be offered as subscription-based terrestrial TV channel in which citizens will have to pay R3,20 per month to watch the channel digitally (via its digital channel 6 signal) and will need a special, digital decoder box (that will be supplied by 6Hub) so in order to receive the channel full time. For people who are not subscribing to TV6 Spainard, they will be able to watch some of the channel's programming on it's analog channel 6 signal (from 5pm-5am on weekdays and from 4pm-6am on weekends) at no cost.

In addition, TV6 Media Group also began plans to utilize TV6 Spainard's analog frequency (on channel 6) as a free-to-air, time-sharing channel by launching a direct simulcast of TV6 Eos (customized with local adverts) in which it will be broadcast from 5am-5pm on weekdays and from 6am-4pm on weekends. TV6 executives have said to us that this move will enable viewers to watch their favorite TV shows from Central Macedonia and the world during the day, while waiting to catch TV6 Spainard's original programming in the nighttime.

Meanwhile, RTCM Media Group d.o.o (a division of Eos News & Media d.o.o) have announced yesterday that it will utilize SBC TV's primary analog transmitter (in downtown Asturiosia) as the basis of moving its analog frequency from channel 6 (with an directional pattern) to channel 2 (with an non-directional pattern), but will install a new 50kW digital transmitter (near the station's studios in downtown Asturiosia) by next week so in an effort to provide better, crystal-clear reception of SBC TV on its new channel 2 frequency.

More details later.

OOC: Hey, I'm back after being gone for a really long time! I may end up becoming active in the region again but I don't know if I'll use Nationstates much anymore anyway

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