The North Pacific is proud to introduce The TNP-Wire. The TNP Wire functions as our regional newspaper. We have had it running for about the past 8 months to see how it would go and have used a variety of formats. We now feel that it is ready to be introduced to the Nationstates forums.
These articles will be primarily tabloid in style, and will be written by various individuals in The North Pacific. As such, they will not reflect the views of the North Pacific Government. For all official news, please look to our official regional updates that are distributed from time to time in our embassy.
We are proud to introduce our first article:
January 30th, 2013. The Halls of Diplomacy, The Pacific.
Journalists of the TNP-Wire has received confidential documents from a senior diplomat of a secret meeting of regions, namely the Pacific, Osiris, The Rejected Realms, Equilism and Gatesville. These five regions are in the process of discussing uniting under The Confederation of Sovereign regions. This Confederation has since gone public here. Documents the Wire received at least a week ago outline the organizations goals as following:
"The Confederation of Sovereign Regions is a brand new organization, created by a group of regions dissatisfied with the interregional status quo. We believe that regional and interregional politics have grown stale, and that an emphasis on regional sovereignty will provide more vibrant politics both within and between regions. We insist that regions can and should work together based on mutual interests rather than absolute ideologies. We believe that a new paradigm for interregional politics will benefit our member regions as well as many regions across the NationStates world."
From Left: Equilism, Osiris, The Pacific, Gatesville and The Rejected Realms get cosy under their new alliance...
Sources tell us that the recently revitalized The Pacific is leading the charge, hoping to ride into a new period of activity and prosperity, based on its new interregional alliances with recently revived and uncertain Gatesville, Equilism, Osiris, and The Rejected Realms.
"The aim of SovCon is to promote and protect regional and national sovereignty - both our own and that of others. It will be open to all regions who share SovCon ideals and goals and sign the charter, which is provided below. SovCon will be managed by an Executive Council drawn from member regions, who will have the final say over how it operates, with input from an assembly of regional representatives."
The Wire is sceptical about the desire to promote and protect regional and national sovereignty. Gatesville an important member of the alliance, has in the past violated regional sovereignty at any opportunity. Including the recent coup of Osiris, with members of the Empire, and uncounted incursions into The North Pacific itself. The SovCon alleged goal is to protect regional sovereignty. This should be viewed with an air of scepticism due to Gatesville's apparent sudden change in practical political philosophy.
In usual, romanticized rhetoric, the SovCon outlines the faults of nationstates placing them firmly on the newer generation. The coups of old and mistakes of the past, seemingly irrelevant in how Nationstates has changed over time.
Astarial and Gaspo declare that after all these years, now is the time to take a stand
"This is not the world we wanted. This is not the future we had planned. The younger generations have failed to nurture what was given them. They have failed to safeguard the world from the ravages of boredom and mediocrity. They have lost sight of basic security and forsaken independence for a cosmopolitan pretension that commands the abandonment of sovereignty."
The Wire questions the true intent behind such an alliance, and we pledge to keep our readership informed of further developments. Does this new alliance mean that GCR unity is now going to take a back seat? With The South Pacific, The North Pacific, The West Pacific, Balder and Lazarus, all left in the dark regarding these negotiations. Does the alliance between The Pacific and Gatesville indicate that feeder imperialism will soon become front page news as it once was?
Our sources confirm that The Committee discussing this treaty include members from all regions involved, and remarkably two senior members of the Empire:
Interesting times ahead. The TNP-Wire will keep our readership up to date on the news as it breaks
Edited - name changed from information received a week ago, trr instead of TEP oops