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And... I'm back with 10000 Islands's new FOREIGN UPDATE! Featuring yours truly, along with some minister switching and other news. But we all know what the important part is ;)

10000 Islands Emissary Report

Date: February 2021
Population: 1,212
Delegate Endorsement: 411
Forum: Link
Discord: Link

TITO Command

Has your region been invaded, or do you want to get in touch with TITO? If so, contact one of the following nations:
~Chief Executive: Markanite
~Field Commander: Kanta Hame
~Tactical Officers: Shy Guyia, Smugglers and Mercs (TITO EF), Controlitia, Wischland
~Executive Officers: Hakketomat, HN67


As of this report's publication, the Government of 10000 Islands consists of:
~Chief Executive: Markanite
~WA Delegate: HumanSanity
~Senior Senator for Blue Canaria North (Emissary Report): Wischland
~Senator for Lyonnesse East (Houses): Aschente
~Senator for New Republica South (Debates and Discussions): Dokansia
~Senator for Himes West (RP): Vacant
~Minister of Education: Free Las Pinas
~Minister of Labor Wille-Harlia
~Minister of Immigration: Margaux

Information about other government officials of 10000 Islands can be found Linkhere.

New Government Appointments

~Following a shocking investigation into Taco Island Mayor Louisistan’s failure to use the official yacht as directed by the Mayor’s Private Yacht Act of 1955, Louis handed in his Linkresignation as mayor. Chief Executive Markanite appointed Tanzoria as the Linknew mayor, to oversee forum spam and games. Thank you, Louis, for your convivial leadership of Taco Island, and congrats Tanzoria!
~Markanite also appointed Free Las Pinas as the new LinkPresident of the XKI Cards Co-op, after HumanSanity stepped down. As President, FLP will help to coordinate regional card farming efforts and direct the donation of cards to various cultural events and competitions.
~Then Secretary of State Margaux hired Porflox as XKI’s new emissary to Spiritus, Sulenia as emissary to Greater Dienstad, and Eastern New England as emissary to Deutschland.
~The new Minister of Education Free Las Pinas hired Sulenia to serve as his deputy and assist in coordinating the welcome and assistance of new members of the region.

Around the Islands

~February’s LinkFeatured Nation was Porflox, a newcomer to the islands who has already shown their talent as a recruiter, TITO Member, and the region’s new emissary to Spiritus. Congratulations Porflox, we’re excited to see where you’ll go next!
~Cultural Officer Thedairos announced the LinkBest Flag Competition this February, where members and friends of the region could submit their flag designs via a forum thread or an on-site TG, after which Islanders voted for their favorite design. With 22 gorgeous flag designs to choose from, competition was fierce, but in the end, Grea Kriopia’s flag won the forum competition, and Megistos flag won the on-site competition. Congrats to the winners and a round of applause for all contestants for their creativity and amazing flag designing skills!
~XKI’s LinkForum Theme Design Competition continued throughout the month of February. Interested Islanders were given the chance to submit their own ideas for a new forum design, in hopes that their submission might be chosen as an actual theme for the regional forum. Four intrepid designers tried their hand at making a forum theme. Free Las Pinas showed an eye for pleasing pink with his LinkPastel Palms Theme. Pianaville lifted our spirits with their bright LinkBeach Theme and Comfed channeled the spirit of the ocean with their LinkSurf of the Islands Theme. Finally, Silvedania got us all ready for summer vacation with their LinkSand and Water Theme. The Council of Nine is currently deliberating which of these gorgeous designs to pick, so stay tuned to find out the competition winner next month!
~Perhaps prompted by the new Mayor Tanzoria, there has been a resurgence of spammy chat threads in Taco Island. Chaos reigned as Islanders debated whether or not Linkthis is a Starbucks, fired Linktrebuchet projectiles at one another (and the mayoral mansion), and re-opened LinkThe Tanzoria Asylum for the Criminally Insane. And yes, the asylum is named after the new mayor, perhaps explaining why Taco Island has been so crazy as of late. Regardless, Islanders new and old enjoyed the excitement and got to spamming like never before!
~In celebration of The Partnership for Sovereignty, XKI, TRR, and TSP joined forces to host a trading card pull event. The event was centered around commended defenders, and participants had the chance to get S1 Improving Wordiness, Ballotonia, and Eluvatar cards. Eager to try their luck, members of all three regions spent the afternoon card farming and opening up card packs, with several participants striking gold and gaining a copy of these sought-after cards.

Islander Achievements

~Although this is a civil, rather than personal achievement, we wanted to highlight Eastern New England for all the hard work he has been doing lately as the WA Secretariat in issuing numerous WA Proposal Voting Recommendations and Overviews. With every new proposal to hit vote in the GA or SC, ENE searches through forum debate to provide Islanders with a quick, easy to understand overview of the proposal from a variety of perspectives. For political proposals, ENE goes one step further, and coordinates with delegate HumanSanity to issue a voting recommendation explaining why a vote for or against is in XKI’s regional interest. ENE’s work has provided valuable insight into the WA for many Islanders, and truly deserves a moment of special recognition for his efforts!
~Free Las Pinas also put in the work in regard to the WA this month, authoring their first-ever GA Resolution “Supporting People with Disabilities”. After months of drafting and redrafting his proposal about protecting and assisting those with physical and mental impairments, FLP submitted his proposal towards the middle of February. Following an extensive telegram campaign, the proposal reached vote and passed with a laudable 82.8% support. Congrats FLP, and best of luck in your future authorship endeavors.
~Not to be outdone, Noahs Second Country also got to work in the WA, drafting “Repeal: Commend Northern Borland”, pointing out the questionable claims of the original resolution. Although this was a controversial repeal, Noah’s hard work ensured that it would pass, with 58.9% support. Fantastic job!
~Rounding out XKI’s excellent work in the WA this month was HumanSanity. Following a raid on the passworded region The Embassy, HS quickly pushed “Liberate The Embassy” to vote in the Security Council. With broad support from many small delegates and individual nations, the resolution passed with 69.5% support. Congratulations and thank you HS!

XKI Game-Side

A regional poll by Jabberwocky asked Islanders which of a variety of movie villains would make the best parent. Most Islanders weren’t particularly impressed by any of the villains parenting skills and chastised poor Jabber for being insensitive. Those willing to disregard the problems of villain parents, however, decided that Emperor Palpatine would make the best dad.

The RMB was filled with playful banter this month:

~Another month bites the dust!
~Kyle and his hole?
~Z-Day has come early.
~Doctor Who?
~No no, it’s cursed.
~Likely story. I want name, rank, and, Bank Balance.
~Unlimited voting Power!
~Old Folks and their lawns.
~An excellent translation!

Poet Laureate Competition

With February, came the LinkPoet Laureate Contest. Islanders submitted poems, this time centered on the themes of courage and bravery, which were then voted upon by the region. Aersoldorf’s humorous poem, was chosen as the contest’s winner.

‘Twas long ago, both cold and dark,
The sun had slipped away,
Patrons thru my door had come,
To hide until the day.

Good food, strong drink and tales provide,
Distraction from their fear,
Yet laughing eyes can scarce disguise,
The knowledge that Death’s near.

The TITO boys were making noise,
A’boasting of past deeds,
As stronger ales make stronger tales,
They’d all been in their meads.

Kanta cleared his throat and said,
That he was bravest, true,
“While you were kicking raiders butts,
I kicked their mamas too”

Kort’s Korner did erupt in sound,
Knights spewed their drinks, guffawed,
Up through the floor came Shelter’s ghost,
The patrons silent, awed.

“I hear ye making crazy claims,
I’ve come to set you straight,
Titanica, the bravest knight,
Would use you for cut bait,

Yet even he, the noblest knight,
Was filled with doubt and dread,
When from the sand a monster plucked,
Its fearsome, fishy, head.

Halibostrichus vampiricus,
Part vampire, fish and bird,
Grub gumbo turned and ran so fast,
A sonic boom was heard,

For 80 days and nights they ran,
No respite, no time out,
When out of breath, the knight did stop,
And turn himself about,

I beg of thee my mortal foe,
A toast to death let’s chug,
But Hakke smiled and said no thanks,
I chased you for a hug.”

Until next month, your XKI Update Staff is signing off – Wischland and Margaux

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Hi there, I am new to NationStates!

Island Island wrote:Hi there, I am new to NationStates!

Here, have a potato: 🥔

The Potatonic Order wrote:Welcome!
Here, have a potato: 🥔

Thanks! It was delicious. Here's a potato for you: 🥔

Stedinia wrote:Where can I find the regional map on the forum? Or is it not complete yet?

You can request for your place on the map on this thread

Democratic lemming

We should start making Peacekeeper Missions

are potatoes permitted to be mashed?

Melenavenia wrote:are potatoes permitted to be mashed?


Republic of Jiesph wrote:NO. THEY MY POTATOS. U CANNOT SMASH

oops sorry *unmashes the potatoes*

Hey now. We have plenty of potatoes for everyone!



The Salaxalans wrote:SO MANY TATERS

All I see are empty squares
Better than so many haters! ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡ – ✧)

Zalfornisia wrote:WHYYY

Better question: Why not?

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GIMME DEM POTATEOHS. THEY ARE ALL MINE! But I am so kind to let you all have 1

United orthodox slavs

hello, i just joined nationstates, do any of you fine fellas know how i can get my hands on some nuclear weponary?
thank you.

United orthodox slavs wrote:hello, i just joined nationstates, do any of you fine fellas know how i can get my hands on some nuclear weponary?
thank you.

well you simply could develop this yourself soon you should get an issue regarding WMD’s otherwise you be spending tons of money that could be used elsewhere

United orthodox slavs

hmm, im not really good with money, are there any more economical ways of conducting a crusade?

United orthodox slavs wrote:hello, i just joined nationstates, do any of you fine fellas know how i can get my hands on some nuclear weponary?
thank you.

As one of the nuclear powers here, I would gladly collaborate with your nation to strengthen our military relations.

does anyone have a bottle of spirytus here?

The League's paper, The Chronicle, has just released a new issue!

Read it here:

This edition of the League's Chronicle was brought to you by:

Press Chairman Gagium

Publishers and Supporting Editors Quebecshire, Eminople, and Terranihil

LCN Chronicle Staff Amaan Land

The League's Chronicle is now hiring writers and correspondents - Contact Gagium through telegrams or Linkthe LCN's discord server if you're interested! Anyone may apply.

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Congratulations to Porfloxians and Ionida on being elected to the legislature!

And also The Salaxalans, myself, The Spirit of Louisistan, Rogamark, and Rogamark for being reelected/retained.

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