Message from the CM:
Ok! So 14 of y'all filled the CM Consensus and I can kinda get a feel on what to do! lemme list the votes of what is, is not, and might probably happen:
Radio Show (13-1)
Movie Night (Unanimous)
Paradox Games Weekend (11-3)
Thaecian Cards against Humanity (Unanimous)
Will not happen:
With Paradox, CAH, and Skribl.io getting the support it had gotten I am merging them into one big Weekend Games. Playing Roblox may or may not be included.
The Census, sponsored by Islonia and his gang is up! Here is a link to the forms:
Also Bopsville! Come here to help make the playlist:
Also final thing, I have decided to push the max limit of advisors from 3 to 7, still with only one Event Planner, so that's pretty cool: I already have 4 applying and would like to see you do your think there:
Thank you fellow Thaecians and have a good day!
Hi hi! 🤗
It's election time and I'm running for President of Thaecia. This position was occupied for too long by a person who disappeared in the twists and turns of inactivity. While we could consider this not a problem due to the few sovereign powers this position presents, it still is an important and influential position in the region. That's why it's time to see a new face holding this role; that's why I declared my candidacy for this position!
My campaign is listed down below. If you have any question/critic/comment/whatever, I'm only one TG/Discord DM away! And of course, remember to vote for me (or Titanne, but more me) #Avance #TeamIslonia #AvanceWithIslonia
Most of you already know me. Either as Roleplay Secretary, Associate Justice, Member of any of the Thaecian Ministries or just little rant guy. I'm Islonia, here since March-April 2019. I've stood for a long time outside Thaecian Politics, joining the dramas and RMB fires to either stop them or point some facts that seemed completly idiotic and impossible for a healthy democracy this region wishes to achieve.
I am and will be an independent in this region for long, as I see the need for political parties useless because of how they function and how this democracy gives them a place. I openly and several times said I hate the idea of a political party. And here I am, standing as a candidate for the Thaecian Presidency! 🙂
I'm running on several points that are important to me and my partners. Some are important reforms I'd like to keep to a certain moment if I win this election. But I hope I will be able to make all of them pass. If not, you'll see me running for another term. :P
Political parties may exist, but they must be independent of government. This means that the political affiliation of all members of the executive must be removed from the government factbook and the "List of Political Parties" must be deleted. The only person who has the right to recognize a group as a political party is the electoral commissioner.
The executive exists to keep the region running, growing and having fun. Its work is not based on a specific ideology, but on a mix of ideas from all sides. On the contrary, the legislature has a myriad of ideologies fighting over which law and why it is good or not for the region.
2. Removing the WA Center & the President Office Staffs. The WA Centre and the staff of the President's Office were established by Xernon as the presidential administration and were entrusted with several tasks. Both of these programs died under Xernon's inactivity. And, since I have my own idea of the presidential administration that will be explained under this paragraph, I do not intend to keep the old system set up by our President.
3. Merging the Prime Minister and President's Administration. I do not see the point of the Prime Minister and the President, two executive posts acting as Head of Government and Head of State, having different administrations. Of course, the President is in charge of the affairs of the WA, but this can be done by a sub-section of the same administration. Furthermore, we need a united executive and not two "governments" acting as the executive. Because at present, the Prime Minister and the President are only what we criticize the bicameral legislature for.
4. Reforming the Executive into a Semi-Presidential / Presidential System. It's a sensitive issue. Be sure to read it several times if necessary.
I want to reform the executive into a system where the president has more power. Because at present our President with few sovereign powers, we could compare this position with that of the President of Germany. Apart from that, it is a symbolic position with influence and respect. That is all.
That's why I want to change our executive system in two (or more, our working group has just thought about it, so it's a new idea subject to change) possibilities :
- A semi-presidential system: The president is elected, and the prime minister will be chosen by the president and then confirmed by Congress. This is a variation of the French S-P system where the President chooses the Prime Minister by a majority of Congress, which we cannot do here because of our bicameral system where our two chambers have very similar functions and powers.
- A presidential system: The President and the Prime Minister are elected on the basis of a ticket. This means that instead of having two elections, we only have two in one.
In both systems, the President accepts/rejects the ministerial appointments of the Prime Minister, has the power to appoint judges and represents Thaecia internationally as a true head of state.
5. Opposition to Interregional Organisations. Interregional organizations are not something Thaecia is interested in. After the failure of the AoR and the current thinking on interregional organizations, I hardly see the region joining another type of organization like this one. However, I do support embassies that communicate with the regions, that have people we know or with whom we have cultural and historical ties. For the same reason, I am opposed to the idea of "friendship treaties", which I find silly. If you want a region to be your friend, all you have to do is exchange cultures and organize events together. The Force& N-Day are perfect examples of this.
6. Creation of Legislative Commissions. I WILL ONLY PUT THIS IN PLACE IF UNICAMERALISM WINS THE REFERUNDUM
It takes time to debate a law. To read and debate its amendments, to vote on it. Sometimes Congress can spend a lot of time on a single bill for a number of reasons. That's normal, we need time to make sure we have the best possible bill before we vote on it. Our Congress is not fast and usually because one chamber is much faster than the other. We have seen this many times before.
A Legislative Commissions is a commission created to read and debate all proposed amendments to the law before the law itself passes through a chamber. This can lead to debates where the amendment is either discarded, modified or remains unchanged.
The way I think it would work is that 3-4 members of the Chamber come together and discuss the amendments and the law itself. If they wish, they could be joined by citizens who would like to have a say in this legislation. At the end of the discussion, one of those present will act as rapporteur and will give the chamber debating the said law a brief summary of the discussion between the parties.
Therefore, the chamber debating this law will obtain any consensus-amendment or agreement between the partners before debating it. Citizens will even be able to express their ideas if any of them wish to participate in the discussion. In this way, the legislator will take less time to debate on NationStates (which takes a lot of time) something debated before the session.
The commissions would meet on discord in a channel that every resident can see but where only commission members can speak.
7. Terentiland for the Electoral Commission. Our current electoral commissioner has proven his ability to manage our elections. It is a job he has done to perfection. I am pretty sure that the majority of citizens agree with this appointment, so I do not need to explain this argument any further. :)
These are the people I worked with for my platform and ideas. I'd like to thank them for accepting to work together to find policies for the future of our region!
Thaecia needs an active president. Whoever he is. However, we can't have anyone as president. The presidency is an influential and respected position in Thaecia. Because of its lack of sovereign powers, it has a tiny and huge range of functions that it can have, which means that it depends only on what the elected individual wishes to do. I wish to be a president who will work closely with the Prime Minister's administration, which will not hesitate to crack down on any poisonous politics as I have done in the past. I hope to represent Thaecia internationally as I have done in the past in a private capacity. Finally, I wish to revive the aggressive recruitment program that we had in the past; but, in order to do so, I will need your help.
NationStates is a game. That means we're supposed to have fun playing it. Keep doing the same thing and you'll find the game boring. That's why I'm not against unicameralism and even for it. We have tested bicameralism, so why not try unicameralism? Same system for the executive. We have tested an elected PM and president, so why not try something new?
This being said, here is a reminder to participate in this regional census:
Saint Ryvern, Aexodius, Korsinia, Bigtopia & I made this census to know more about the region's residents on both NationStates & IRL. We encourage all residents to vote to allow for the poll to be representative of the region as a whole. Of course, and as always, troll answers will be removed.
Here it is: https://forms.gle/eN1WTKrc3Hu4i4SLA
...AND TITANNE TOO!
Iím also running for President, in a campaign fueled by the voices of the people. Because thatís whatís important. For too long weíve had a leader thatís disregarded the law, disappeared into inactivity, and not really accomplished anything. Itís time we put that to an end. I have been on this site for over a year now, and spent all but my first few minutes in this fabulous region. Iíve been one of, if not the most, active player in the region. If you look at the RMB, itís evident. The search function wonít even show you all of the messages Iíve posted, because thereís just so many. Iím proud to call this region my home and Iíd be even more proud if you elected me to be your president for the next four months.
TITANNE FOR PRESIDENT
OFFICIAL CAMPAIGN DISPATCH
Iím Titanne, and Iím running for President of Thaecia. I have new ideas, a ton of qualifications, and a strong record to support my run. Vote for me, please!
ABOVE: Senator Titanne laughs at a joke made by one of his fellow Senators.
ABOVE: Senator Titanne before his first ever campaign announcement in February of 2019.
Well, thereís so many to talk about. First, Iíll bring up the bills Iíve currently got in the docket of both houses, including the Criminal Hierarchy Act and the Contractual Obligations Act. Both of these bills provide reform to the Justice system of the region and give the judiciary some much needed guidelines for their rulings and punishments. Iím a big fan of making the Justice Department as transparent and open to the citizens as possible, because if we aim to show ourselves as a truly democratic region, itís important we also show how the system works without closed doors. Now, onto my other ideas. Iíll start with my biggest one: Thaecian Unions. Not political parties, but unions. Having been here for over a year, it has become clear that there is no way for special-interest groups to form a good defense against decisions that might hurt or affect their communities. One example of this happening is the handling of the Roleplay Department. All due credit to Islonia on that, by the way, but the decisions made by the government often leave that community reeling, either from interferences, or something else. I think that a great way to solve that problem is unions. These groups would operate outside of the typical political system, and fight specifically for the rights of their specific communities. For instance, there would be a ministerís union. A diplomatic union. A roleplay union. A plain old citizenís union. This way, communities will be able to form a collective opinion and fight for their own rights without having to rely on political parties who probably have other things to worry about than small parts of the electorate. I would help set these unions up and register them with the government, to make everyoneís voices heard. Another idea I have is to give a weekly report on what the executive did during the week, how many new nations arrived, and more. It gives a clear way for citizens to see how the executive is performing, and forces the executive to work together on one thing, encouraging cooperation on other projects.
For starters, Iím the natural successor! I have one of the highest endorsement counts in the region, second only to the current president. That means itíll take the least time for me to get into the WA Delegate spot and the shortest possible time to get things back up and running! All jokes aside though, I am literally one of the most qualified people to ever run for this office. Iíve been here since the beginning. Iíve served in the Senate for over 4 months, served as the Culture Minister for over 2, and as an honorable attorney since the creation of the position. More recently, I became the second person ever to be nominated and confirmed to the Order of Thaecia, which awards citizens who have contributed greatly to the region. I also have strong relationships with influential members of the region, including Andusre, Creckelenney, Xernon, and more. Those connections will help me strengthen my relationship with the region, and actually get things done.
Thatís a good question, and Iíve got an answer for it. The chief duty of the President of Thaecia is to guide the region on World Assembly matters, and to serve as the head of state for the region. Essentially, the President is the face of the region. When fulfilling these tasks, I plan to expand on the programs created by Xernon. For example, the World Assembly Center. I will publish a recommendation every, single, time that a new proposal goes up for a vote. Thatís what is supposed to happen now, but things have fallen off the track. As for the executive staff, I will keep that program but expand it. Recently, I travelled to the New Western Empire and discovered that the Prime Minister there utilizes a ďcivil listĒ which citizens can sign their names on to in order to help the government. Whenever a government official needs help with something, they can ask the civil list. Itís a great way for citizens to get noticed, and for the government to get more stuff done. I think that this program would work wonders in Thaecia, and that it would be a great expansion to our current initiatives.
Senator Titanne debates a point with Islonia on the RMB.
ABOVE: Culture Minister Titanne deliberates on how to answer a question at his ministerial hearing.
Zon island: MP / Chief Welcome Officer
The Bigtopia: Foreign Affairs Minister
Antenion: Culture Minister / TPU Chair
United Cascadian Peoples: MP / Solidarity Chair
Indian Genius: Senator / UNI Chair
Marvinton: Former Senator / MP
World Trade: Senate Candidate
The Greater Ohio Valley
Do you reckon anyone has actually used #TeamTitanne?
Yes. Once a sizeable number of people answered it. We're around 50% of what participation I hope to get.
I believe (Islonia can correct me if Iím wrong) that the overall results will be made public, but individual results will not. In other words, we will know how many Thaecians are from the UK, for example, but we wonít know where specific Thaecians are from. So if youíre worried about your personal information being made public, you shouldnít need to. Releasing that information without consent would be against Thaeciaís legal code.
Thaecian Polling Institute: Prime Ministerial and Presidential Election Poll
This is a reminder from the TPI to vote on our election poll for the races of Prime Minister and President. Once again we are seeking to achieve representative results such as the ones we got last election for the legislative and prime ministerial races, and to do so we need the people to express their views. Results will be revealed on February 21st.
Vote here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfHciEt31DJE_XS7NbM7RotYNi65dA6V-vLehBbheq0t0RPMA/viewform
HERE IS THE BALLOT LINK for the EXECUTIVE ELECTION!!! (NOW CLOSED)
Creckelenney (PCT) ICB DO
Debate One: https://tinyurl.com/DebateOne-EXECUTIVEMODERATED
Debate Two: https://tinyurl.com/DebateTwo-LEGISLATIVEMODERATED
Debate Three: https://tinyurl.com/DebateThree-ALLTOWNHALL
Debate Four: On the Thaecian Stadium RMB PRESIDENTIAL MIXED
Debate Five: On Discord Debate Channel -- PM MIXED
Debate Six: On Discord Debate Channel -- Senate MIXED
Debate Seven: On Discord Debate Channel -- House MIXED
Since alot of people cannot read the TG I send, I decided to redo the Greater powers thing.
(Yes the shade was intended)
Lemme go over what the GP status means: It is your hunger games group, sports captain, and history powers. Having GP status you are represented in these events and will be somewhat in charge of them. Now there are some rules.
1. Take it seriously as I need this
2. No Voting yourself as No.1-4 gp, as some people did that and it got them to number 5 and number 8
3.Use the actual Nation name. DON'T USE "Buckethead" for Antenion
Breaking the rules will get you deleted and you have to redo it. But with that said let me give you the link to the round 2.
Conversation starter... hmmmm... letís see...
Iíll post one for the foodies, one for the jocks, and one for the geopolitical geeks.
What kind of food do you like the best, and where did you have the best of that type?
I really like steak. And pastry. And pie. My best ever steak was at this Brazilian steakhouse near my house. My best ever pastry was at Epcot, because I havenít had the good fortune of visiting France, yet. My language class will go in like two years. Anyways, the stuff at the French patisserie there is great, and the Norwegian stuff isnít half bad either. As for pie, my mom made the best Iíve ever had.
What sport is the most fun to watch, or to play? Do you play any sports?
I enjoy watching soccer, but like running and swimming better as actual sports. I do both of them for my school. Iím pretty decent at distance for both, but my sprints are pretty meh.
What new countries do you think will form or what old ones do you think will break apart?
Catalan could break free from Spain. So could the Basques. That would essentially cause Spain to collapse, in my opinion. Scotland is also angry at the English over the EU, and tensions are already in place. If they go, Wales and Northern Ireland will double down on wanting out, and the UK will collapse. And in a much more literal sense, the Seychelles are sinking. Theyíll be gone in the next twenty-ish years, if Iím remembering correctly. Their PM tried to buy land in Africa and Burma for his people, but to no avail. I donít think it bodes well.
I like pizza but love pie especially pumpkin pie hmmmm
Hello again! I am running for Prime Minister of Thaecia! My next campaign dispatch is coming out tomorrow after adding in the dispatch codes. The link to my first campaign is down below so feel free to read that! If you would like to endorse me, please DM or TG me. In endorser news, we just had The Greater Ohio Valley, Pioneer People and The Utsjoki League endorse me so I thank them for that. Thanks again and vote for me to be PM of Thaecia.
Hello to everyone who might be reading this. My name is Aexodian and I am running for the position of Prime Minister! I used to have another nation in this region (Al0neForever) but I have since moved it and put another nation its place in Thaecia. Iím running because Thaecia needs to adapt to the new age we have entered. I believe that I can bring about those changes and set the foundation for a better Thaecia! So here I am, a candidate for the position of Prime Minister.
I shall be listing all my plans for if I become Prime Minister and my reasons for them. These will mainly be about what I will do as Prime Minister but some of my plans will talk about legislation and such. Letís get right into it!
First off, I would like to talk about the ministers I am planning to appoint. Ministers play a key role in our region in helping maintain it as well as improve it. These will be my recommendations for the Ministers I believe will thrive in these roles. I shall explain my reasoning behind choosing them in a later part of this manifesto. Be reminded that these are only my recommendations for Ministers and that they can deny it.
Foreign Affairs Minister: Bigtopia
Culture Minister: Antenion
Interior Minister: Fishergate
Justice Minister: Broustan
Defence Minister: Snowflame
Roleplay Secretary: Islonia
Recruitment Minister: Marvinton
World Assembly Minister: Unknown
Now, I shall talk about my plans for these ministries as well as the reasoning as to why I chose these people to be Ministers. Be noted that plans might be changed as the Minister might not like what I propose.
Foreign Affairs Ministry
I recommend Bigtopia to be the Foreign Affairs Minister purely for one reason. He has recently finished his hearing to become the Foreign Affairs Minister of Thaecia when Rayekka was PM. As he has recently been passed, it seems to me that he is the right man for the job and shall not be replaced. Now, onto my plans. First off, we shall ask ambassadors to embassy region to provide us with a weekly report of the region they have been assigned to. This is to make sure they are actually being active in their duties as an ambassador. We would also probably start consulates up with GCRís as well as big UCRís to further our standing on the world stage of NS. A full embassy evaluation shall be done as well to root out any regions that do not meet our standards or have just become inactive. This embassy evaluation shall be done every month with ambassadors to regions giving their opinions on their assigned region as well. We will also expect embassy regions to send diplomats of their own. Finally, events such as Interregional Conventions (between embassy region or just everyone), welcoming events and such will be conducted and attended regularly by us. This will require the Culture Ministry to help out as well, thus giving them another purpose.
The reason I recommend Antenion to be the Culture Minister is exactly like the reason above. He has only recently finished his hearing to be the CM and that, to me, means he is the right man for the job. Time for plans! After looking over the plans he stated in his hearing, I think that they are brilliant ideas that could work. However, they will require a lot of time and development to make it a part of our region. An idea that could work is that we establish departments inside the Ministry that are in charge of these different things. The head of each department would be the Deputyís Deputy in a way and will have to organize how everything runs. You would only be able to join a maximum of 2 departments to ensure that you are committed to the department you are helping and not being stretched out by too many of them. We also could have yearly events that say, signal the end of a year or holidays and such. These could also be celebrated by Thaecia. We could also collab with regions to host NS-wide events to promote our standing within the NS community. We would also host events within the region like tournaments or contests just as a way of having more fun.
The reason I have recommended Fishergate to become the Interior Minister is that I believe that he has done an amazing job with it so far and I think he will continue to do a great job. He has already done a great job in setting up departments such as the Counselling Services and Welcome Agency but more still can be done. First off, we could, in conjunction with the WA Ministry to establish awards for endorsements. They will help in also making new awards such as ďNewcomer of the MonthĒ to award to people. This would give people the motivation to do their absolute best in this region. The Interior Ministry will be responsible for keeping the regional factbooks updated and also making new ones if needed. They will have control of the Thaecian Dep Admin nation which contains all the factbooks. In the case that one of the people in charge of the nation deletes all the factbooks and uses it for malicious intents, I will be holding a backup nation that will contain all the same factbooks as well. It will be the backup nation and the password shall only be known to me.
The reason I have recommended Broustan to become the Justice Minister is that despite Deppendants being a great JM, I would like a new face for that role in my cabinet and noticing Broustanís previous experiences and his knowledge of the law, I would recommend him to become the next JM. The Justice Ministry is something hard to get involved in for many assume they are in charge of being attorneys and such in court cases. I would like to do more. First of all, those who would like to get involved in law and become an official law clerk has to first go through training to make sure that they are fully able to become a law representative. Trainers will be appointed and have to train their students. An exam shall be done at the end of their course that will ultimately judge their abilities. This exam will consist of theory but also a practical exam in which a mock trial will be done. To become a trainee, you will have to pass the Bar Exam first. A law and amendments shall appropriately be done so that this can be executed. The Justice Ministry will be the main enforcers of the RMB and Discord. They will also be allowed to charge anyone if there is a valid reason. If legal counsel is needed, the question will be posted in their server in which they will offer their advice on the matter. We shall also host mock trials every week or month for fun to see who is the best amongst is.
The reason I have recommended Snowflame to become the Defence Minister is that he has had a lot of experience in this area before and he is someone that I trust to be reliable and someone that can deliver when needed. The Defence Ministry will, first of all, monitor all nations that have joined our region to assess if they could be a threat. They will also keep tabs on those who have a bad history in NS to make sure they do not want to kill off our region. Reports shall be submitted in the Ministry weekly about these nations to me. In the case of an emergency, they shall be the main forerunners and will have the same authority as me in this case. They will be the generals essentially in an emergency and along with me, decide the next course of action. Now, onto the army. We will be a defender army that protects other regions. This will be a separate section of the Ministry that Snowflame, if appointed, will have no power over due to conflict of interests within him. I shall appoint someone or make myself Commander-In-Chief of this army. We shall join the Discord used by liberators and participate in joint events along with them. A report shall be published every day in a dispatch about what we did during updates. There will also be a drive to recruit members as well. The army will have its own ranking system as well to encourage activity. They will be the frontline of defence for our region as well against any external threats.
I would recommend Marvinton to become the next Recruitment Minister as he seems to have experience in this field prior to joining Thaecia and is someone I believe that is committed to the increase of nations in Thaecia. The reason I am bringing this Ministry back is that I believe that having one will benefit us greatly. Rayekka had to close this down due to the lack of interest but I believe that this could become an integral part of our region if nurtured. For this ministry, we could give out awards every month for the guy that recruited the most, most success rate etc. This will encourage activity within our community. Adding on to the current recruitment challenge being run in our Discord, we would take charge and expand it to NS as well. We would also plan to release a dispatch that would explain how everything works. If needed, a new telegram template shall be made for recruitment, though I like what Terentius came up with. For Discord users, I plan to make recruitment easier with a bot. This bot provides all nations that have recently joined in batches of 8 which is the limit of people you can send one to. This bot was developed by the FNR and is open source. This will ease recruitment and make it easier and faster to send telegrams.
This is a new Ministry I am establishing. I believe that despite opinions, the WA is a powerful thing that could propel our region to the world stage. I do not have a specific person in mind to lead this but I have a few people in mind. The ministry will draft proposals, publish recommendations on how to vote on ongoing proposals as well as debate on them on the NS forums. These will be the 3 main departments of the ministry of which you are allowed to join a maximum of two. There will be a factbook for recommendations on WA proposals as well. We will also collaborate with other regions to come up with new proposals to present to the WA. The ministry will offer opinions on current proposals in the NS forums to show that Thaecia is active in these things. Awards will be handed out for Most Contributions and etc.
This concludes the first part of my campaign. The next part shall come out soon.
I'll make this quick. You're probably thinking something along the lines of
oh boy, another news startup like the 18 billion others we've had that all fail after their second article
Well, folks, I was thinking that too.
It seems to me that the reason these all fail is that they're time-consuming, not particularly well-received, and not really useful - we all know the news they put out anyways.
So this isn't gonna be like the others
All articles will simply be interview transcripts, with no annoying commentary at the end.
Just interviews where we talk to
- Government officials
- Candidates for the elections
- Anybody with interesting proposals or plans
That's all, folks. Let me know if you want to be interviewed and we can do it in the near future.
We'll release content whenever, and since making content is quick I'm not gonna get too lazy.
It'll all be in dispatches cuz websites are bothersome and time-consuming. Just the transcripts