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WA Delegate: The United Kingdom of Paglaum (elected )

Founder: The Unified Provinces of Quevola

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Largest Black Market: 678th Most Advanced Defense Forces: 1,949th Most Cultured: 1,952nd Smartest Citizens: 1,980th Most Advanced Public Education: 1,994th
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    CELEBRATING FOUR YEARS OF DEMOCRACY - 15 March 2018

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    Coalition Post #4

    BulletinNews by Creslonia . 17 reads.

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    Authority and Responsibilities of the Regional Cartographer - ARRC(AUG2018)

    BulletinPolicy by CODN Dispatch . 45 reads.

  3. 115

    Roleplay 101

    MetaReference by Damanucus . 5,726 reads.

  4. 1

    CoDN Roleplay Guide

    BulletinPolicy by CODN Dispatch . 652 reads.

  5. 1

    [Constitution] Coalition of Democratic Nations: Accords of Conduct and Regional Governance

    BulletinPolicy by CODN Dispatch . 206 reads.

  6. 507

    Save the Internet! Save NS!

    BulletinCampaign by Honeydewistania . 3,574 reads.

  7. 76

    The Survival Guide to NationStates

    MetaReference by Yy4u . 14,736 reads.

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    NationStates Guide

    MetaReference by Amerion . 47,498 reads.

  9. 1,206

    The Complete List of NSCodes

    MetaReference by Testlandia . 49,928 reads.

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    Coalition of Democratic Nations Frequently Asked Questions & Welcome Dispatch (WIP)

    BulletinNews by CODN Dispatch . 331 reads.

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    Useful NS sites and Utilities (updated: 5/31/2015)

    MetaReference by Nullarni . 55,853 reads.

  12. 319

    [UPDATED] NationStates Guide

    FactbookOverview by Coalition factbook administrator . 15,439 reads.

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Regional Power: High

The Coalition of Democratic Nations contains 72 nations, the 182nd most in the world.

Today's World Census Report

The Largest Populations in The Coalition of Democratic Nations

The following nations have the greatest number of citizens.

As a region, The Coalition of Democratic Nations is ranked 8,882nd in the world for Largest Populations.

NationWA CategoryMotto
1.The Thanatopsis of The Special AngelCorporate Police State“To Die, To Sleep”
2.The Rogue Nation of Carl the LlamaInoffensive Centrist Democracy“Viva La Resistance”
3.The Union of Soviet Republics of VersailPsychotic Dictatorship“Workers of all lands, unite”
4.The Federal Republic of AgapeistanScandinavian Liberal Paradise“Do onto others”
5.The Constitutional Monarchy of SouristopiaLeft-wing Utopia“Vive le souritopie!”
6.The Militaristic Technocracy of AscoobisDemocratic Socialists“Aut Vincere, Aut Mori”
7.The Confederate Borderlands of Neptunium UnionCivil Rights Lovefest“Surrender to Hope”
8.The Republic of PanamaCapitalist Paradise“Pro Mundi Beneficio”
9.The Distributist Kingdom of SilveriusInoffensive Centrist Democracy“Stamus cum ecclesia catholica.”
10.The Federal Republic of United Kingdom StatesCivil Rights Lovefest“Einigkeit und Recht und Freiheit”
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The Britannia Broadcast

Legislative Docket Set!

The docket has been set, unfortunately much of the year has already passed before this occurred. This led to more outrage against the majority party. Nevertheless, the short docket has been set:

1. Foreign Relations and their future
2. Tariffs and Embargoes

Batavian Genocides: New S*** has Come to Light

New evidence uncovered by British historians and archeologists points towards the presence of a large scale and long term genocide of Africans in South Africa. Long rumored due to the drastic shift in demographics, the news of the now-dubbed "South African Genocide" was met with anger from MPs and the public. "Sure we had our hand in the killing of a few natives back in our imperial days," says Victorian-cosplaying MP Clarence Kipling, "but their near near mechanical levels of genocide over so many years, and extending far beyond when it was considered common practice, is ridiculous!"

MPs have introduced legislation to embargo and raise tariffs on Batavia until they recognize and make amends for their actions

This is Ground Control to Taran HQ

Communications have been scant with Taralus since they agreed to send a delegate to London to meet with the Council. A brief message escaped the country earlier this week though. All it said was "Sorry, busy, will meet later." While some particularly whiny MPs treated this as a slap in the face, Administrator of Foreign Affairs Eve Cooper quickly silenced their qualms, saying "These are a people that are historically more isolationist than all other countries combined. Let them have some time to break out of their shell." Though the comment did buy Taralus time to get their affairs, some of the MPs have begun referring to the country as the "Taran Turtle."

France: Hey, What's Going on?

Eve Cooper also made another statement, this time to France, asking if they needed any help with their terrorist incident. "While the French are in another alliance and draw the ire from our allies due to their government and economic system, the British nation strives to be on good terms with all those around it. So we ask France if they would like to open an embassy, or would like to make some sort of trade deal, in order to bring our countries closer together. If France desires the aid, MI5 and MI6 are ready to jump in and figure out where those terrorists came from."

Stay tuned for more updates!

PS all the topic titles are references to something. Kudos if you get all three!

Peacockia wrote:Batavian Genocides: New S*** has Come to Light

Is the same guy who made that BBC article title that is "ITS TOO BLOODY F#CKING HOT OUTSIDE" the one who makes titles for the Britannia Broadcast?

Prusswitonsiakekingkailand wrote:Is the same guy who made that BBC article title that is "ITS TOO BLOODY F#CKING HOT OUTSIDE" the one who makes titles for the Britannia Broadcast?

We may have made some new staff additions

I just realized now having finished calculating my GDP I can finally calculate the budget of the military on a scale.

PSA From the Office of Press

Coalition Post Update

The Batavian colony situation has changed.

The Map Council has cancelled the vote on what to do with The Batavia Colony's Cape Colony. Due to a prior arrangement, Batavia has lost the colony (direct rule), but maintains the ability to roleplay as it - as long as he doesn't make it favour his own nation too much.

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Coalition Post #4:

The Coalition Post
Editor: Creslonia
#4 - 21/09/2018

Regional News

Map Council Formed
Yay! Map Things!

For those of you who aren’t already aware, a regional map council has been formed. The members are: Ascoobis, The Land of the Ephyral, Komminland, Republic of Washinton, and Kawagishi. Kawagishi = Thets if you are wondering.

The purpose of the map council is fourfold:

  • To provide a sort of ‘second opinion’ when considering controversial map claims.

  • Acting as an arbiter when map-related disputes take place (particularly when the cartography is involved).

  • Altering the map when it concerns the cartographer.

  • And finally, generally assisting the cartographer with their duties.

For your information, the current cartographer is Batavia.


Roleplay News

Batavian Colony Vote Underway
Is This Just the Beginning?

The Map Council is currently voting on what to do with Batavia’s South African colony. The removal of his colony was proposed primarily on the grounds that he couldn’t roleplay it properly and that it is unrealistic in the 21st century.

Some time before the vote, citizens were able to make statements on the #discussion channel, either supporting the move or detracting it. The major reasons for supporting the move to axe the colony (or at least remove it from his direct rule) are the same as above. The detractions draw attention to the fact that Batavia is an active roleplayer, and that by doing this it would harm the roleplaying community.

The vote, which is currently taking place on the #map_council channel is open only to Map Council members and is composed of four principal choices. They are (verbatim from Discord):

‘- Strip Batavia of his claim on South Africa
- Let Batavia keep his claim on South Africa with no changes
- Let Batavia keep his claim on South Africa but require it to be completely independent with a separate agenda (if chosen, we will define the terms later)
- Let Batavia keep his claim on South Africa but require a stat change (if chosen, we will define the terms later)

The vote may end when approximately 24 hours have elapsed since the time of this post AND all of the map council has voted. Between now and when the vote ends, council members may alter their vote and continue to discuss the matter BUT no further voting options will be considered.’

A spur of colony-grabbing began after Prusswitonsiakekingkailand claimed Mittelafrika. Almost all of Africa was made up of colonies. However, most were removed (including Mittelafrika), leaving only Batavia’s Cape Colony (the one in question) and mine (Madagascar). This is not including the sovereign nations that are located on the continent.

Is this the beginning of more land removals? We will have to wait and find out. Of course, the CoDN Post will be ready, and I will let you know the result of the vote.

Gulf War Update
Getting There… Slowly

The major RP that is currently underway is the Gulf War one. This RP involves Ephyra and The Persian State. The nations are very close together geographically, and tensions have always been running high. From market crashes to military funding boosts (and frighteningly close exercises), this has been destined to happen eventually.

However, the actual roleplaying seems to have slowed to a crawl. Not many public posts on it have been made. Persia states that he has been very busy, and should be back on the fold soon. Ephyra is frustrated by Persia’s lack of activity on the Discord. The latter cites a complicated and confusing interface as the reason.

[naiton=shortnoflag]Peacockia[/nation] is also involved in the RP (his nation involved in negotiations). He is also annoyed with the lack of progress.

Even so, the RP should be rolling again once Persia is back in about a week.

Empire Day Update
Getting There… Even Slower
The Ascoobian Empire roleplay has effectively ground to a halt. The RP involves myself, Ascoobis, and Persia. It is a diplomatic RP and is set to act as a precursor to de-escalating Creslonian-ATCO tension.

Taking place in IC 2001 (backtracking), the aforementioned Creslonian-ATCO tension has already been de-escalated (as stated in IC RMB posts). The halt is because Ascoobis is currently busy IRL, but has told me that he has no intention of abandoning the RP.



So, I’m testing out this new layout: Regional news. Regional is for anything that is not a roleplay (e.g. government news), and RP is for both IC and OOC roleplay news (e.g. updates on currently running roleplays). Feel free to tell me what you think about this.

If you have any news, please TG or DM me on Discord. Thanks for reading, and have a good day (or night).

Read dispatch

News to report? Feedback? Telegram me Creslonia or direct message me discord @Yours Truly.

Creslonia wrote:PSA From the Office of Press

Coalition Post Update

The Batavian colony situation has changed.

The Map Council has cancelled the vote on what to do with The Batavia Colony's Cape Colony. Due to a prior arrangement, Batavia has lost the colony (direct rule), but maintains the ability to roleplay as it - as long as he doesn't make it favour his own nation too much.

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Coalition Post #4:

The Coalition Post
Editor: Creslonia
#4 - 21/09/2018

Regional News

Map Council Formed
Yay! Map Things!

For those of you who aren’t already aware, a regional map council has been formed. The members are: Ascoobis, The Land of the Ephyral, Komminland, Republic of Washinton, and Kawagishi. Kawagishi = Thets if you are wondering.

The purpose of the map council is fourfold:

  • To provide a sort of ‘second opinion’ when considering controversial map claims.

  • Acting as an arbiter when map-related disputes take place (particularly when the cartography is involved).

  • Altering the map when it concerns the cartographer.

  • And finally, generally assisting the cartographer with their duties.

For your information, the current cartographer is Batavia.


Roleplay News

Batavian Colony Vote Underway
Is This Just the Beginning?

The Map Council is currently voting on what to do with Batavia’s South African colony. The removal of his colony was proposed primarily on the grounds that he couldn’t roleplay it properly and that it is unrealistic in the 21st century.

Some time before the vote, citizens were able to make statements on the #discussion channel, either supporting the move or detracting it. The major reasons for supporting the move to axe the colony (or at least remove it from his direct rule) are the same as above. The detractions draw attention to the fact that Batavia is an active roleplayer, and that by doing this it would harm the roleplaying community.

The vote, which is currently taking place on the #map_council channel is open only to Map Council members and is composed of four principal choices. They are (verbatim from Discord):

‘- Strip Batavia of his claim on South Africa
- Let Batavia keep his claim on South Africa with no changes
- Let Batavia keep his claim on South Africa but require it to be completely independent with a separate agenda (if chosen, we will define the terms later)
- Let Batavia keep his claim on South Africa but require a stat change (if chosen, we will define the terms later)

The vote may end when approximately 24 hours have elapsed since the time of this post AND all of the map council has voted. Between now and when the vote ends, council members may alter their vote and continue to discuss the matter BUT no further voting options will be considered.’

A spur of colony-grabbing began after Prusswitonsiakekingkailand claimed Mittelafrika. Almost all of Africa was made up of colonies. However, most were removed (including Mittelafrika), leaving only Batavia’s Cape Colony (the one in question) and mine (Madagascar). This is not including the sovereign nations that are located on the continent.

Is this the beginning of more land removals? We will have to wait and find out. Of course, the CoDN Post will be ready, and I will let you know the result of the vote.

Gulf War Update
Getting There… Slowly

The major RP that is currently underway is the Gulf War one. This RP involves Ephyra and The Persian State. The nations are very close together geographically, and tensions have always been running high. From market crashes to military funding boosts (and frighteningly close exercises), this has been destined to happen eventually.

However, the actual roleplaying seems to have slowed to a crawl. Not many public posts on it have been made. Persia states that he has been very busy, and should be back on the fold soon. Ephyra is frustrated by Persia’s lack of activity on the Discord. The latter cites a complicated and confusing interface as the reason.

[naiton=shortnoflag]Peacockia[/nation] is also involved in the RP (his nation involved in negotiations). He is also annoyed with the lack of progress.

Even so, the RP should be rolling again once Persia is back in about a week.

Empire Day Update
Getting There… Even Slower
The Ascoobian Empire roleplay has effectively ground to a halt. The RP involves myself, Ascoobis, and Persia. It is a diplomatic RP and is set to act as a precursor to de-escalating Creslonian-ATCO tension.

Taking place in IC 2001 (backtracking), the aforementioned Creslonian-ATCO tension has already been de-escalated (as stated in IC RMB posts). The halt is because Ascoobis is currently busy IRL, but has told me that he has no intention of abandoning the RP.



So, I’m testing out this new layout: Regional news. Regional is for anything that is not a roleplay (e.g. government news), and RP is for both IC and OOC roleplay news (e.g. updates on currently running roleplays). Feel free to tell me what you think about this.

If you have any news, please TG or DM me on Discord. Thanks for reading, and have a good day (or night).

Read dispatch

News to report? Feedback? Telegram me Creslonia or direct message me discord @Yours Truly.

The vote is still continuing Cres, you've jumped the gun on this one.

PSA From the Office of Press

News Update

Sorry for the mix-up, turns out the vote is still underway. This will teach me for getting my info from Batavia...

Don't worry, the Press will let the Region know the outcome of the vote when it happens.

___

Coalition Post #4:

The Coalition Post
Editor: Creslonia
#4 - 21/09/2018

Regional News

Map Council Formed
Yay! Map Things!

For those of you who aren’t already aware, a regional map council has been formed. The members are: Ascoobis, The Land of the Ephyral, Komminland, Republic of Washinton, and Kawagishi. Kawagishi = Thets if you are wondering.

The purpose of the map council is fourfold:

  • To provide a sort of ‘second opinion’ when considering controversial map claims.

  • Acting as an arbiter when map-related disputes take place (particularly when the cartography is involved).

  • Altering the map when it concerns the cartographer.

  • And finally, generally assisting the cartographer with their duties.

For your information, the current cartographer is Batavia.


Roleplay News

Batavian Colony Vote Underway
Is This Just the Beginning?

The Map Council is currently voting on what to do with Batavia’s South African colony. The removal of his colony was proposed primarily on the grounds that he couldn’t roleplay it properly and that it is unrealistic in the 21st century.

Some time before the vote, citizens were able to make statements on the #discussion channel, either supporting the move or detracting it. The major reasons for supporting the move to axe the colony (or at least remove it from his direct rule) are the same as above. The detractions draw attention to the fact that Batavia is an active roleplayer, and that by doing this it would harm the roleplaying community.

The vote, which is currently taking place on the #map_council channel is open only to Map Council members and is composed of four principal choices. They are (verbatim from Discord):

‘- Strip Batavia of his claim on South Africa
- Let Batavia keep his claim on South Africa with no changes
- Let Batavia keep his claim on South Africa but require it to be completely independent with a separate agenda (if chosen, we will define the terms later)
- Let Batavia keep his claim on South Africa but require a stat change (if chosen, we will define the terms later)

The vote may end when approximately 24 hours have elapsed since the time of this post AND all of the map council has voted. Between now and when the vote ends, council members may alter their vote and continue to discuss the matter BUT no further voting options will be considered.’

A spur of colony-grabbing began after Prusswitonsiakekingkailand claimed Mittelafrika. Almost all of Africa was made up of colonies. However, most were removed (including Mittelafrika), leaving only Batavia’s Cape Colony (the one in question) and mine (Madagascar). This is not including the sovereign nations that are located on the continent.

Is this the beginning of more land removals? We will have to wait and find out. Of course, the CoDN Post will be ready, and I will let you know the result of the vote.

Gulf War Update
Getting There… Slowly

The major RP that is currently underway is the Gulf War one. This RP involves Ephyra and The Persian State. The nations are very close together geographically, and tensions have always been running high. From market crashes to military funding boosts (and frighteningly close exercises), this has been destined to happen eventually.

However, the actual roleplaying seems to have slowed to a crawl. Not many public posts on it have been made. Persia states that he has been very busy, and should be back on the fold soon. Ephyra is frustrated by Persia’s lack of activity on the Discord. The latter cites a complicated and confusing interface as the reason.

[naiton=shortnoflag]Peacockia[/nation] is also involved in the RP (his nation involved in negotiations). He is also annoyed with the lack of progress.

Even so, the RP should be rolling again once Persia is back in about a week.

Empire Day Update
Getting There… Even Slower
The Ascoobian Empire roleplay has effectively ground to a halt. The RP involves myself, Ascoobis, and Persia. It is a diplomatic RP and is set to act as a precursor to de-escalating Creslonian-ATCO tension.

Taking place in IC 2001 (backtracking), the aforementioned Creslonian-ATCO tension has already been de-escalated (as stated in IC RMB posts). The halt is because Ascoobis is currently busy IRL, but has told me that he has no intention of abandoning the RP.



So, I’m testing out this new layout: Regional news. Regional is for anything that is not a roleplay (e.g. government news), and RP is for both IC and OOC roleplay news (e.g. updates on currently running roleplays). Feel free to tell me what you think about this.

If you have any news, please TG or DM me on Discord. Thanks for reading, and have a good day (or night).

Read dispatch

News to report? Feedback? Telegram me Creslonia or direct message me on Discord @Yours Truly.

Peacockia wrote:The Britannia Broadcast

Legislative Docket Set!

The docket has been set, unfortunately much of the year has already passed before this occurred. This led to more outrage against the majority party. Nevertheless, the short docket has been set:

1. Foreign Relations and their future
2. Tariffs and Embargoes

Batavian Genocides: New S*** has Come to Light

New evidence uncovered by British historians and archeologists points towards the presence of a large scale and long term genocide of Africans in South Africa. Long rumored due to the drastic shift in demographics, the news of the now-dubbed "South African Genocide" was met with anger from MPs and the public. "Sure we had our hand in the killing of a few natives back in our imperial days," says Victorian-cosplaying MP Clarence Kipling, "but their near near mechanical levels of genocide over so many years, and extending far beyond when it was considered common practice, is ridiculous!"

MPs have introduced legislation to embargo and raise tariffs on Batavia until they recognize and make amends for their actions

This is Ground Control to Taran HQ

Communications have been scant with Taralus since they agreed to send a delegate to London to meet with the Council. A brief message escaped the country earlier this week though. All it said was "Sorry, busy, will meet later." While some particularly whiny MPs treated this as a slap in the face, Administrator of Foreign Affairs Eve Cooper quickly silenced their qualms, saying "These are a people that are historically more isolationist than all other countries combined. Let them have some time to break out of their shell." Though the comment did buy Taralus time to get their affairs, some of the MPs have begun referring to the country as the "Taran Turtle."

France: Hey, What's Going on?

Eve Cooper also made another statement, this time to France, asking if they needed any help with their terrorist incident. "While the French are in another alliance and draw the ire from our allies due to their government and economic system, the British nation strives to be on good terms with all those around it. So we ask France if they would like to open an embassy, or would like to make some sort of trade deal, in order to bring our countries closer together. If France desires the aid, MI5 and MI6 are ready to jump in and figure out where those terrorists came from."

Stay tuned for more updates!

PS all the topic titles are references to something. Kudos if you get all three!

Dude. I know you're joking. But everyone would know there was genocide of such a scale in the past, by now. I think this'd be long past sanctions and condemnations.

And... On regards to natives being wiped out. Just look at North America. Former British place. Sure, illness was involved, but it was pretty thorough.

Map Council Decision
The vote regarding Batavia's South Africa claim has been closed. Map Council rules that Batavia is to keep his map claim on South Africa under the condition that the South Africa claim is an independent nation that is not subject to rule by any other country of Batavia's and has a sufficiently independent agenda subject to review.

TVC Studio, Creslon City, Creslonia - New Zealand

Q&A

The introduction music fades and the camera pans to the presenter.

"Good evening Creslonia, and welcome to the week's very special episode of Q&A. I have the utmost pleasure in welcoming up Emperor Creslon VII!" The audience applauded as Creslon waved into the cameras. "So, can you unpack this new Creslon Act for us, sir?"

"Well, where do I start: The increased number of Elect Council seats will hopefully encourage more people to join the government. You see, we want citizens to influence our policymaking."

"Very good, sir. Now there was a theme to your speech. You were increasing political, personal, and economic freedoms?"

"Yes, I want citizens to know that the government is deeply invested in all aspects of their lives. Allowing more personal freedoms, such as the legalised same-sex marriage and the ability for women to join all branches of the military show that Creslonia is a highly progressive and caring nation"

"Speaking of caring, you said in your speech that you will keep the Empire out of future wars? How's that?"

"Creslonia for the Creslonians, I say. All countries deserve to be left alone, and who are we to meddle in their affairs to begin with. This will also help keep Imperial soldiers safe, and will mean we don't have to spend so much on the military."

"So you're cutting military spending?"

"Indeed, I want to create a defensive, self-reliant, courageous nation, not an offensive one. And, to any other nation's watching this that may want to harm the Empire: know that we are still prepared, but diplomacy must be given a chance to prevail."

"Now the defensive neutrality-style stance is reflected in the motto: 'Advance, Prevail', and the new anthem lyrics. But what about the economic freedoms?"

"Well, let's just say that capitalism works and I do intend to hinder it."

---Transmission Ends---

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