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Gothalsia wrote:Could you make a socialist nation a Matriarchy then?

The very essence of socialism is egalitarianism, wich is incompatible with the authoritharian idea of a matriarchy.
Unless if you mean a country where the populace likes to elect women.

Pidgeon

Gothalsia wrote:Could you make a socialist nation a Matriarchy then?

If it just happens to be ruled by a woman and provides them with equal opportunities to serve in government, then yes. If women are prioritized over men, then no.

Pidgeon

Vusia and Pattonia wrote:Can someone pat me? 👉👈

I'm Pattonia after all!

*Pats with force*

Gothalsia wrote:Could you make a socialist nation a Matriarchy then?

hahaha, socialist matriachy. Silly idea... sweats

East Uyghurstan wrote:hahaha, socialist matriachy. Silly idea... sweats

I think your very existance opened a hole in the very fabric of reality, somwhere in the universe.

Neo Japanese State wrote:
It has now been 6 days since the threats were made and already so much has changed. Ida Ito Watanabe, along with the President of the People's Republic of Kyushu, Aoi Nights, has created the Free Alliance of Neo Japanese Nations, a political union which contains all the remaining nations that arose from the fall of the original Neo Japanese State. From the left-wing nations such as the Socialist Federation of Neo Toyoko and Kyoto (SFNK) which make up 75% of the nations in the F.A.N.J.N., to the far-right kingdoms and dictatorships such as the Federal State of Sendai, which only make up 15% of the union. The remaining 10% are either centre-left to centre-right kingdoms, states, democracies, and republics. In total, the F.A.N.J.N. has over 300 nations each being represented by 5 people. Meaning the Union Senate having 1,500 people in it. Here, nations come and debate about the happenings in the region. They all also signed a mutual agreement to not attack one another. Any nation who does will be kicked out and forced to deal with a foreign power like Eskostan or the entire F.A.N.J.N all by themselves. There current headquarters is in Yokohama, located in the anarcho-socialist Free State of Neo Japan.

Meanwhile in East Uyghurstan

A squad of guards all come into the queen's quarters. Before she can say anything, they show the baby from 6 days ago. Then a doctor appears with them.

Doctor: "My majesty. We have run some tests and we believe that this child is the daughter of the late Darwin Tarō. What do you want us to do with her? I recommend you adopt her but that is up to you. What do you want to do?"

Baby Booms

Like many times before in her life, Ilham Al-Abadi, Caliph of East Uyghurstan, found herself in crossroads. On one hand, this wasnt something she had foreseen, and was wildly unprepared to take care of a child. She hadnt had any of her own, and for her first child and direct heir to the Uyghur throne to be a Neo-Japanese, the country they had been at war with mere months ago, was rather bizzare, and would likely not be too liked by the public.

But on the other hand, this could be a massive asset. Having the option to groom and orientate the (possible) future president of a neighbouring country was a huge advantage, and could possibly lead not only to a strong, blood-bound alliance between the two nations but also to a new age of prosperity for East Uyghurstan.

As such, after hours of contemplation, she came to a resolution that would bring together the best of both worlds. She would adopt the child, yes, and raise her in private. But it wouldnt be announced in order to not cause an uproar. Instead of admitting that she adopted the daughter of Darwin Taro, she would claim that it is just her niece. The Al-Abadi family tree was huge, after all, and the idea of a sister diying and leaving her children behave was not exactly nuts.

And as such, on November 12th, 20XX. Jazmine Al-Abadi was introduced into the royal family tree. A movement that totally wouldnt bring loads of political hijinx 18 years later.

Yeah, Totally

Red Azolands wrote:I think your very existance opened a hole in the very fabric of reality, somwhere in the universe.

Thanks, its my intention

only gay people can read this message

The Workers Union of Habsburg-Lorraine, Technocratic switzerland, Pajonia, Redternetia, and 5 othersFeyrisshire, Pidgeon, New Astri, Westacaucasus, and Gothalsia

Gothalsia

Rothnia wrote:If it just happens to be ruled by a woman and provides them with equal opportunities to serve in government, then yes. If women are prioritized over men, then no.

that was more my thinking.

A country where a woman got elected, was one of their greatest leaders, and after that, while not every leader, most leaders after her end up being women, partly out of a new cultural tradition, partly out of bias from that one leader.

Sucy wrote:only gay people can read this message

how did you post nothing

Maxuus wrote:thanks to them leader of Koowba, he was the one that design it.

I followed all your commands, if you thought you were drugged and your thought that you're drugged, I just took shape

Scweinrelienen

Fylkirvegr

hi maay i join conversation

Welcome to The Communist Bloc, comrades Shahinga, Bulopireden, Antifascism, Fredun, Norpol tam, Prokoland, Euroneos, Maxuus, Twojstary collective, Koowba, Surfex, The nation psyonix, The Democratic Republic of Ivarra, Democratic lemming, Hungraye, Slobodskoj, Sentient Worms on a String, Veliza, Anturo, Democratic Peoples Republic of Jupiter, Aguilar y Cano, Hispanic africa, and National military junta of new luxemburg!

To get started, check out these handy guides so that you can be sure to experience TCB at its fullest, and register as fellow citizens!


The Ultimate TCB Handbook: The All-Expansive Guide to Life in The Communist Bloc



[center][b][Size=150][color=firebrick]The Revolutionary Republic of [region]The Communist Bloc[/region][/color][/size][/b][/center][hr] [center][b]Motto: [/b][i] "Equality, Freedom, Liberation!"[/i][/center]

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Welcome to The Communist Bloc!!

Welcome to The Communist Bloc! You've probably come here either attracted by one of our recruitment telegrams, our leftist debates, or just the large population count under the socialist tag. No matter the reason, you are now home and you have now found your place! So what to do? I'm sure there are about a billion things rushing through your head right now, and no idea where to start in this massive place. So let's do a quick overview of the region first. The Communist Bloc (aka TCB or The Bloc) is a Pan-Left-wing region comprised of real-life socialists, communists, and anarchists. We welcome all people regardless of sexuality, identity, ethnic background, or religious creed.

The Bloc is a highly democratic region where anyone has every opportunity to join the community, bring their fresh new ideas, and contribute. We have roleplay, competitive elections, fun community activities, and even the ability for everyone to participate in making the law of the region through our directly democratic institutions. There's something for everyone here in TCB.

Newcomers Guide

So what should you do now that you've joined? Well, there's alot that's available:

  • Apply for Citizenship: Citizenship is your ultimate ticket here in The Bloc. Citizenship on the TCB forums allows you to vote in our regions directly democratic legislature, run for office, gain full access to the discord, and become a full-fledged member of the community. Anyone who wants to do more than answer issues should consider doing this.

  • LinkOur Regional Forum:
    Our regional forum is where most of the political scene of the region takes place. It’s very important for anyone who’s interested in participating in our region's government to join the forums. Making an account is very easy and simple. Should there be any problems, Comrade Kethania should be contacted.

  • LinkOur Regional Discord: Our regional discord is where most of our casual interaction takes place. Much of the active portion of the region’s community spend most of their time here than on the RMB debating. It's highly recommended that comrades join if they want to become active.

  • Our Government: The Bloc’s Government runs on the principles of socialism, equality, collective leadership, direct democracy, and freedom. It has a unique four-branch system. With an executive handling governmental affairs (such as activities, immigration, interaction with other regions), a democratic legislature that makes laws for the region, an elected Judicial Branch to interpret the constitution and the law, and an Administrative Branch which moderates the discord and the forums and acts in a policing capacity. The most important principle, however, is that the World Assembly Delegate is not the leader here. The people, in fact, influence the appointment the WAD through the popular will.

  • Why TCB?: Why TCB? Why join the Bloc and stay for your NS career? Well it’s quite simple, we're a tight-knit family that’s been together for half a decade now and we don’t plan on stopping :)

How Can I Get Involved in Regional Government?

To get involved, it’s important that you have citizenship. Without it, you cannot any of the activities below. If you have not already, please refer to the links above for newcomers to get started. For newcomers or older members who want to become members of our community, it is highly recommended to begin by gaining citizenship on the forums, and then joining the discord and gaining full access using said citizenship. Following that, the best thing to do is to volunteer for a ministry and then make yourself known in the community by being active and interacting with people (don't be shy, we don't bite).

  • Volunteering for the Civil Service: The first thing that every citizen should try and do is apply for a ministry. The regions ministries are the main bodies that carry out the governmental work in the region. Depending on who you are, you can become a diplomat, a reporter for the news, a activities organizer, a roleplay manger, or assist on the legal team! You can volunteer Linkhere.

  • Getting Involved in the Legislature: citizens in the bloc have the luxury of being exposed to a highly accessible and transparent legislative process. Everything is performed within sight of the citizens, and any citizen can propose and vote on bills.

  • Getting Involved in the a Government Office: getting elected or becoming a minister are probably the two biggest ways to make an impact in the region. The best part is, TCB has plenty of such positions for people to occupy! Ranging from appointed bodies to elected chairpeople, the region has different roles to fill, each with their own duties and responsibilities and competitive processes of attaining them.

  • LinkThe Constitution: Anyone who wishes to become more active ought to eventually read the Constitution. Yes, I understand that it is long, personally, it took me a few tries to fully finish it. But it's wise to have knowledge of the highest law of the land.

  • Join the Red Fleet: What now? Do we have a military? To many, this may seem confusing, but it is perfectly normal for NS. Our region lets The Red Fleet (TRF), the military of the Solidarity Pact of the NSLeft, defend its military interests. It actively assists in raiding right-wing regions, fascist regions, and other reactionary elements in the game. Their goal is to eradicate them completely and remove the ability of fascists to use this game as a real-life recruitment space for their toxic creed. LinkEnlist here today!

Other Useful Links Relating to TCB

Below are other links pertaining to the region and its interactions with other regions. It is recommended for people to look at these if they really want to get involved.

  • The RMB Rules: This is a must-read for any resident. The RMB Rules should be followed by everyone at all times. This ensures that the region's RMB is safe and reflective of our values.

  • LinkFamiliarize Yourself With Regional Law: As a Socialist Republic, The Communist Bloc is very dedicated to a democratic system with order and procedure to carry out government duties and policies more effectively. As a new member, feel free to familiarize yourself with a few basic documents.

  • Anti-Fascism and Why We Fight: Above all, TCB is a left-wing region eternally committed to fighting fascism. Right-wing thought, especially fascism, is not tolerated within this region. We do not believe that freedom of speech extends to those who's sole purpose is built on racism, death, and dictatorship. TCB as an NSLeft member participates in the interregional military alliance of Antifa, and helps them to destroy the influence of fascists in the game.

  • The NSLeft: The Solidarity Pact of the NationStates Left, or the NSLeft, is the largest and most influential leftist alliance in the game. TCB is a member of this important alliance. Formed of only leftist regions comprised of real-life leftists, NSLeft seeks to further interregional leftist solidarity and create a united front against right-wing reactionaries.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • Someone is misbehaving on the RMB! What do I do?:
    Please click this Big Report Button Thingie to send a telegram to our RMB moderators. You should include links to posts/pages containing improper material. Please also report to game moderators if applicable.

  • Why should I become a citizen?
    Many reasons. Citizenship is like a switch from "just hanging around" to "being a full-fledged part of the region". Citizenship allows one to vote in elections, run for positions in government, participate in the discussion on forums (which is where the most of it happens), and all that good stuff. If you are not yet a citizen - you're missing out.

    You may be suspicious of this whole bureaucracy, and wondering why can't we just allow the aforementioned freedoms to everyone. Well, there are good reasons. This world is dark and full of very very bad people doing all sorts of illegal and immoral activities. Citizenship allows us to prevent them from running for offices, spying on our region, etc. Unless you are one of those very very bad people, you have nothing to worry about.

    If you have any more questions, please, feel free to telegram me, Ubertas, and I'll answer the best I can.

  • Who is actually in power in The Communist Bloc?

    The Head of State is the First Minister(FM), who is elected by the citizenry in the First Round of Ministerial Elections.
    The Head of Government is collectively the Council of Ministers(CoM), which is elected by the citizenry.
    The Head of Legislature is the Speaker of the Legislative Committee, who is internally selected by the Committee, which itself is elected by the citizenry.
    The Head of Military is the Minister of Defense(MoD), who is elected by the citizenry in the second round of Ministerial Elections.
    The Head of Judiciary is the Chief Justice of the People's Tribunal, who is internally selected by the Judiciary, itself elected by the people.
    The Head of Administration is the Head Administrator, internally selected by the Administrative Council, which also selects its own new members.
    The Head of On-Site Administration is the World Assembly Delegate(WAD), who is appointed by the First Minister with the consent and approval of the Council of Ministers.
    To see who currently occupies these roles and more, please view this dispatch..
    All elections are conducted on LinkThe Communist Bloc forums.

  • Why is my application not being processed?
    Sadly enough, processing applications take time and effort. It also gets pretty tedious after a while. A couple of days is a reasonable enough expectation of the processing time. We haven't forgotten about you, so just exercise patience.
    Oh, and if after a week your application is not yet processed, then we probably have forgotten about you, so feel free to complain to Ubertas or another government official displayed in the regional page we will look at what can be done. If something is unclear, please, feel free to telegram Ubertas(also go by Nate or Nathaniel Kuznetsov-Penrose), or another government official.



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How to apply for citizenship

Do you want to get involved in TCB? Do you want to do more than just answer issues all day? Do you want to have fun? If that’s the case, you probably want to apply for citizenship.

Requirements to be eligible for citizenship:

1. You must have a nation residing in The Communist Bloc

2. You must have a World Assembly nation on Nationstates (not necessarily in this region)

To apply for citizenship, follow these steps:

Step 1: Click Linkhere for our forums.

Step 2: Click the down arrow next to “Login”, as shown below.

Step 3: Click “register”, as shown below.

Step 4: Fill out the required information, and then click "register".

Step 5: Copy the application template provided Linkhere.

Step 6: Go to Linkthe Naturalisation Office and create a Linknew topic.

Step 7: Title the topic “Citizenship Application: [INSERT USERNAME HERE]” and paste the application template on the topic.

Step 8: Fill out the application. Make sure to be honest!

Step 9: Click "Post Topic".

Step 10: Wait for your application to be processed.

Once a citizen, you can partake in all the activities our region has to offer, including:

• Voting

• Regional politics

• The nation roleplay

• The regional military

• Games and contests created by the Ministry of Culture

• And much more!

As always, if you have any questions regarding citizenship or the registration/application process, please do feel free to contact me, Eriadni, via telegram or discord.

This dispatch is adapted from an older version created by Egaleca: page=dispatch/id=1067444/

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We recommend you check out the rest of the pinned dispatches in the region for much more interesting details about the Bloc, its laws, the programs we are running, our allies in NSLeft and much more!

Alright, since I have an act for the soldier training. I want all the nations from TCB to send troops to ZhongMania for training and bolstering military and defense forces of ZhongMania. Thanks for Kunsavi for bolstering the forces of ZhongMania. Now ZhongMania's forces have been fighting Brastilistan for days. So, Since I have domestically produced technologies. I want other nations' technology to bolster the forces of ZhongMania.
Signed:

Robinil.co
ZhongMania

ZhongMania wrote:
Alright, since I have an act for the soldier training. I want all the nations from TCB to send troops to ZhongMania for training and bolstering military and defense forces of ZhongMania. Thanks for Kunsavi for bolstering the forces of ZhongMania. Now ZhongMania's forces have been fighting Brastilistan for days. So, Since I have domestically produced technologies. I want other nations' technology to bolster the forces of ZhongMania.
Signed:

Robinil.co
ZhongMania

Comrade, please put RP in spoiler tags, per the Regional Message Board Regulation Act:

Regional Message Board Regulation Act 2020

An act to reform RMB regulation.

Now, therefore, BE IT ENACTED by the order of the glorious Constitution of the Revolutionary Republic, by and with the advice and consent of the Citizens of The Communist Bloc, in this present Legislative Committee assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows-

ARTICLE I - Definitions

(1) "Principal Act" shall refer to the current bill here presented.

(2) “Regional Officer” shall refer to citizens who are Regional Officers on NationStates side of The Communist Bloc.

(3) “RMB” shall refer to the Regional Message Board on NationStates side of The Communist Bloc.

(4) “RMB posts” shall refer to posts on the RMB of The Communist Bloc.

(5) “Regional Communications Officer” or "RCO" shall refer to Regional Officers with the ability to suppress RMB posts.

(6) “NationStates Moderators” shall refer to moderators of NationStates, who are not Regional Officers.

(7) “Embassy Regions” shall refer to all regions that have embassies with TCB.

(8) "RP" shall refer to Roleplay on the Regional Message Board for the purposes of this act.

Article II - Category

(9) This Act shall be classified as a Type I Administrative Law.

Article III - Provisions

(10) All previous non-legislative rules and regulations relating to RMB use are declared null and void.

(11) Any legislation which affects the RMB must be made into a dispatch, available for all NS users.

(12) Regional Communication Officers may not arbitrarily suppress RMB posts.

(13) Regional Communication Officers are obligated to report and suppress RMB posts violating NationStates Terms &
Conditions of Use, or that violate resident or citizen rights as defined by the Constitution

(14) Regional Communication Officers must suppress RMB posts that contain the following:

  1. Deliberately upsetting materials.

  2. Discriminatory or derogatory terms used outside of quotations.

  3. Link to illegal or dangerous websites or material.

  4. Graphics or links to graphics that are violent, sexual, disturbing or may not be considered as PG-13.

  5. Personal defamation, attack, or harassment.

  6. Overt or covert hateful, fascist, or alt-right symbolism, slogan, rhetoric, or statements presented outside of appropriate quotation.

  7. Any speech which may be considered Hate Speech.

  8. Denial of historical or ongoing serious crimes in the real world or serious allegations of such in unprofessional, unscholarly, chauvinistic, or inflammatory manners.

  9. Discussion of serious crimes in nonchalant, unprofessional, unscholarly, chauvinistic, or inflammatory manners; mature, respectful, scholarly, and civil discussion around serious crimes should not be suppressed.

  10. Excessive personal information.

  11. Material or information posted with the express aim of negatively affecting the mental health and wellbeing of others.

  12. Suicidal material.

    1. A mental health emergency contact dispatch will be maintained, including phone numbers to mental health helplines in as many countries as reasonably possible. Anyone posting suicidal material will be sent this dispatch through telegram.

  13. Libelous or openly illegal content.

  14. Extreme sectarianism.

  15. Discussion of military affairs, including raiding another region.

  16. Profaned language not directed to anyone.

  17. Excessive profaned language.

  18. Excessive repetitive words

  19. Quotation of a suppressible post without effective censorship.

  20. Evidently false claims.

(15) Regional Communications Officers can make a RMB post with all of the following after suppressing a RMB post.

  1. Indication of the post suppressed, such as a quotation, the link, or the post ID.

  2. A link to the Principal Act.

  3. A reason to suppress according to the principal Act.

(16) Regional Communications Officers must keep a record of all disputed suppressions on the Forum. For each disputed suppression, the Regional Communications Officer must provide the ID of the post or the link to the post, and the reason for suppression.

  1. If applicable, Regional Communications Officers can include possible violations of the Criminal Code.

  2. The Administrative Council and the People’s Tribunal shall have access to this record. The Administrative Council may overturn suppressions. They may direct Regional Communications Officers to un-suppress RMB posts.

(17) Residents of The Communist Bloc and Embassy Regions are encouraged to report RMB posts to NationStates Moderators.

(18) Residents of The Communist Bloc and Embassy Regions are allowed to appeal against specific suppressions via RMB Posts, telegrams to Members of the Administrative Council, Discord direct messages to Members of the Administrative Council, and Forum direct messages to Members of the Administrative Council.

Article IV - Roleplay

(19) Roleplaying is permitted on the RMB but must be conducted in a civil manner.

(20) Roleplay must be put in a "Spoiler" and be labeled as such.

  1. The code for RP Spoilers on the RMB is

    [spoiler=RP] text here [/spoiler]
    1. Should residents forget to spoiler RP, they may be reminded to do so via Telegram.

    2. Repeat Offenders may be asked to cease joining RP. Failure to abide by this may result in suppressions/ejection from the region.

(21) Regional Communications Officers shall oversee RP.

  1. RCOs shall review posts on a case by case basis. Should they believe that the RP has violated section (14) of this act with malicious intent, then they may suppress and/or eject and ban the offender.

  2. Spamming the RMB with RP is not permitted and may result in being asked to cease, or even ejection. Players must not make multiple posts for RP, except where a reasonable period of time has passed.

  3. If an RCO believes that a piece of RP is acting in a manner as to make the RMB unenjoyable for others, they may suppress that post.

Article V - Schedule

(22) This act shall be considered legally binding following majority assent from the Legislative Committee, as well as majority assent from the People's Assembly.

(23) A dispatch version of the Principal Act shall be created immediately after it is passed, and shall be maintained by the incumbent Minister of Information.

Written and proposed by C.A.D., improved and expanded by other Member of the Legislative Committee

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Sucy wrote:only gay people can read this message

I can read your comment (⁎⚈᷀᷁▿⚈᷀᷁⁎)

Pidgeon and Westacaucasus

Technocratic switzerland

Sucy wrote:only gay people can read this message

Jokes on you I already liked boys

“Attention, people of Bikini Bottom! You have been cheated and lied to! The gentle laborer shall no longer suffer from the noxious greed of Mr. Krabs! We will dismantle oppression board by board! We’ll saw the foundations of big business in half! Even if it takes an eternity! With your support, we will send the hammer of the peoples’ will crashing through the windows of Mr. Krabs’ house of servitude!”

-Comrade Squidward

Gothalsia

Rothnia wrote:“Attention, people of Bikini Bottom! You have been cheated and lied to! The gentle laborer shall no longer suffer from the noxious greed of Mr. Krabs! We will dismantle oppression board by board! We’ll saw the foundations of big business in half! Even if it takes an eternity! With your support, we will send the hammer of the peoples’ will crashing through the windows of Mr. Krabs’ house of servitude!”

-Comrade Squidward

AMEN BROTHER! AMEN!

Rothnia wrote:“Attention, people of Bikini Bottom! You have been cheated and lied to! The gentle laborer shall no longer suffer from the noxious greed of Mr. Krabs! We will dismantle oppression board by board! We’ll saw the foundations of big business in half! Even if it takes an eternity! With your support, we will send the hammer of the peoples’ will crashing through the windows of Mr. Krabs’ house of servitude!”

-Comrade Squidward

Oh god it's actually based

Pajonia wrote:*gently pats head*

South Estarets wrote:*Pats with force*

Yay!

Just a quick update on The WA resolution against us
It needs 5 more approvals

Therlica wrote:Just a quick update on The WA resolution against us
It needs 5 more approvals

I won't support it

Vusia and Pattonia wrote:I won't support it

I believe none of us regular WA members or our Delagate would support this resolution

Therlica wrote:Just a quick update on The WA resolution against us
It needs 5 more approvals

What resolution?

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