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Embassy of Forest

Uan aa Boa
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Joined: June 15th, 2018, 2:54 pm

June 19th, 2018, 1:46 pm #1

In-game embassy with TNP
We are now hours away from the opening of the Forest TNP in-game embassy, a friendship we trust will be of lasting benefit to both regions. The move was endorsed by an impressive margin of 27-5 in Forest's regional vote. Especial thanks to [nation]Siwale[/nation] for enthusiasm in building up contact over the last 6 months.

New forum
Forest's new and much anticipated new regional forum has finally been opened. It can be found here and visitors from our allied regions are very welcome. How the forum will fit into the running of a region that prides itself as being NS site based will no doubt emerge over time, though we're committed to the principle that neither the forum, nor Discord, nor anything else offsite should be essential for participation in the region.

Forest Keeper elections
We've just completed the election for our regional leader, which is a distinct post from WA delegate. The election was prompted by the mid-term resignation of incumbent [nation]Palos Heights[/nation] due to RL commitments. Palos remains an active community member and will be remembered as the Forest Keeper on whose watch Forest really burst on to the international scene. There have been a number of midterm government resignations, which may prompt a review of the 12 month term length that is, as far as we know, the longest democratic term in NationStates.

In a hotly contested election 9 candidates put themselves forward. After a week long campaign followed by 3 days of voting [nation]Caracasus[/nation] scored exactly 50% of the vote, missing out by 1 vote on an outright victory. There followed a run-off vote between the two leading candidates, the second of which was [nation]Mount Seymour[/nation] (aka [nation]Somyrion[/nation] aka [nation]Aumelodia[/nation]). [nation]Caracasus[/nation] was victorious in this second vote by 23-12.

The new Forest Keeper is an established issues editor and author as well as a General Assembly author and has been resident in Forest for nearly 3 years. He has served in previous governments as Roleplay Minister and is known for his prolific sci-fi influenced creative writing and incessant communist propaganda (and I'm not even joking).

[nation]Caracasus[/nation] ran on a platform of developing Forest as a direct democracy and describes the role as a facilitator of the collective will rather than a presidential figurehead. His first actions have been to set up open committees on the new forum to work up ideas for regional development which will later be put out for approval by an onsite regional poll. The first such poll has just started and concerns whether to introduce a civil service type government post with responsibility for the WFE. [nation]Caracasus[/nation] is also promoting greater knowledge of and involvement in the World Assembly, a project more than a little bit inspired by TNP's Ministry of World Assembly Affairs. Other new ideas are coming thick and fast as direct government takes root.

All the other Regional Officer posts have remained in the same hands with [nation]Ransium[/nation] as WA Delegate, [nation]Ruinenlust[/nation] as Foreign Affairs Minister and [nation]The Cypher Nine[/nation] as Culture Minister. [nation]Mozworld[/nation] remains as regional historian, though this is no longer a Regional Officer post. The next election is due in September, 12 months from the last full election.

Embassies
Aside from TNP we have new embassies with [region]New Western Atlantic[/region] and [region]Conch Kingdom[/region]. We narrowly voted to close our embassy with [region]Gay[/region] in response to declining democratic and cultural standards there and some unfortunate exchanges with members of their government. It should go without saying that Forest remains unequivocally committed to LGBT+ rights.

Overview
It's generally a time of activity, change and positivity in Forest and an ideal time to be launching our new embassy partnership with TNP.
Ambassador from [region]Forest[/region].
Main nation [nation]Uan aa Boa[/nation].
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Siwale
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June 19th, 2018, 9:11 pm #2

Thanks for the update, Uan. I'm looking forward to our game-side embassy! The new forum looks awesome! Congrats to Caracasus on the election and all of the regional officers on their appointments. Looks like a phenomenal team!
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Ambassador to Europe, January 2018 - April 2018

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Uan aa Boa
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June 21st, 2018, 12:58 pm #3

Siwale wrote:Thanks for the update, Uan. I'm looking forward to our game-side embassy! The new forum looks awesome! Congrats to Caracasus on the election and all of the regional officers on their appointments. Looks like a phenomenal team!
Thanks Siwale. Thanks also for your support for our new forum by starting so many game threads!
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mcmasterdonia
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June 21st, 2018, 1:11 pm #4

Nice to see your Embassy open here!
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First in war, first in peace and first in the hearts of his countrymen, he was second to none
in the humble and endearing scenes of private life. Pious, just, humane, temperate and
sincere - uniform, dignified and commanding - his example was as edifying to all around
him as were the effects of that example lasting....Correct throughout, vice shuddered in
his presence and virtue always felt his fostering hand. The purity of his private character
gave effulgence to his public virtues....Such was the man for whom our nation mourns.
~ Crushing Our Enemies

?mate, you will forever be in my heart as my first delegate! You were patient with me and gave me advice to help me get started in NS. You were always fair and approachable and genuine.? - Paul Wall Libertarian Land 42

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Uan aa Boa
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July 6th, 2018, 9:28 am #5

People of The North Pacific, you are warmly invited to demonstrate your green fingers and oxygenate your immediate environment by joining in with [region]Forest[/region]'s Grow a Plant event!

The categories are as follows:

50 CC Challenge: Gardeners who take up this challenge will be graded on their development on easy to grow and fast growing plants which includes many greens like lettuce, arugula that may take between a couple weeks or a month to mature to a reasonable degree.

100 CC Challenge: Gardeners who take up this challenge will be graded on their development on fairly slow growing plants which includes things like beans, onions, roma tomatos that may take between a couple months to mature.

150 CC Challenge: Gardeners who take up this challenge will be graded on their development on very slow growing difficult plants which includes things like pumpkins or full sized tomatoes that may take the full length of the contest to grow.

Rainbow Challenge: Gardeners who take up this challenge will be able to grow anything that they have their hearts set on. Planting in a specific time frame with various weather differences can be tough. Plants in this category will be graded on overall development, work ethic, and creativity.

In addition to the challenges themselves, there will be other awards to win as well Best Rookie Gardener, Best Overall Plant, and the Raspberry award for plants that didn't make the cut.

There is a link here here for signups. As of right now, assuming I get positive feed back you guys may start as soon as you wish. The contest will end the first week of October. Your plant doesn't necessarily need to have reached full maturity, but it will be matched against others attempts. You can grow more than one plant, and pick the one that came out the best. You can join as many challenges as you want but each category must have a separate plant(s) for submission.

Link here to Forest's forum to discuss and post progress pictures!

Posted on behalf of [nation]The Cypher Nine[/nation] - Culture Minister.
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Siwale
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July 6th, 2018, 1:26 pm #6

Thank you for the invitation! I will spread the word :)
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Ambassador to Gay, June 2018 - Present

Delegate, May 2018 - Present

Ambassador to Democratic Socialist Assembly, April 2018 - May 2018

Ambassador to Stargate, March 2018 - July 2018

Senior Diplomat, March 2018 - Present

Ambassador to Forest, January 2018 - April 2018

Ambassador to Europe, January 2018 - April 2018

Vice Delegate, September 2017 - May 2018

Election Commissioner, June 2017 - Present

Ambassador to Balder, June 2017 - January 2018

Minister of Home Affairs, May 2017 - September 2017

Deputy Speaker of the Regional Assembly, April 2017 - May 2017

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Isimud
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July 8th, 2018, 10:31 am #7

Welcome! Bonsai!!...(i]
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Uan aa Boa
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August 8th, 2018, 10:20 am #8

Greetings one and all.

Forest has just adopted a constitutional amendment reducing the term of the Forest Keeper (our head of government) from a year to 6 months. This comes at the end of a 2 year period where nobody has completed a full term because of real life issues, so it's hoped that it will provide more continuity and also avoid putting off potential candidates. We have been burning out our government officials somewhat of late.

Elections will now take place every March and September. If a vacancy does arise there will be a fresh election. If that happens within 3 months of the next scheduled election, that election will be skipped and the new Forest Keeper will serve a term of between 6 and 9 months.

There's no change to the voting system, which happens via an onsite regional poll for reasons of transparency. Eligible voters are those WA nations present in the region at the close of nominations, 7 days before the vote begins.

In other news, we're pleased to have opened an embassy with The Leftist Assembly, who have dropped their previous policy of having embassies only with left wing regions and begun reaching out to a greater variety of allies.

On a much lighter note, we're looking for a few volunteers to complete the numbers for a game of eco-themed mafia. Anyone interested please go to Forest's forum - link from the WFE.
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Siwale
Worship me. I R SPAMMER.
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Joined: January 4th, 2017, 5:01 am

August 8th, 2018, 10:58 am #9

Thanks for the update, Uan! I hope this constitutional amendment helps :)
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Ambassador to Gay, June 2018 - Present

Delegate, May 2018 - Present

Ambassador to Democratic Socialist Assembly, April 2018 - May 2018

Ambassador to Stargate, March 2018 - July 2018

Senior Diplomat, March 2018 - Present

Ambassador to Forest, January 2018 - April 2018

Ambassador to Europe, January 2018 - April 2018

Vice Delegate, September 2017 - May 2018

Election Commissioner, June 2017 - Present

Ambassador to Balder, June 2017 - January 2018

Minister of Home Affairs, May 2017 - September 2017

Deputy Speaker of the Regional Assembly, April 2017 - May 2017

Election Commissioner, March 2017 Judicial Elections

RMB Guardian, February 2017 - June 2017

Forum Mentor, February 2017 - May 2018

Deputy Minister of Home Affairs, February 2017 - May 2017

Citizen, January 2017 - Present
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El Fiji Grande
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Joined: September 18th, 2014, 7:27 pm

August 11th, 2018, 7:37 pm #10

Thanks for the update!

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