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June Embassy Update

Postby UDS Dispatch Office » Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:32 pm

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June Embassy Update
Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Kanglia Elected Chairperson
by Kanglia

Switching up the typical news report convention here, I (Kanglia) was elected Chairperson this past month. For me, it was my return to NS politics, and my return to the UDS’ political body. Two long years away from NationStates saw me change a ton as a person, but my beliefs on the best things for this region have continued to stay the same. I’m disappointed that there was no one running against me, for elections are always much more fun when you have an adversary, but losing 5 whole votes to RON of all people (UDS has seen Re-Open Nominations turn into a deity of its own) only motivates me to prove to myself and to every person with an eye on the UDS that I still have “it” inside of me. Since my election was announced on June 5th, the General Assembly has seen steady activity at a rate higher than before, and I’m proud of that. I think that a good part of this activity is thanks to the GA Guild that I campaigned on and created as a means for all citizens to come together to better understand and create new legislation for the region. But with three months to go in my term I know that this fight isn’t finished yet. And that fight, that’s what excites me the most.

Third Senate Election Sees Two Newcomers and Some Familiar Faces Elected
by Dome Artan

At the tail end of May the third Senate Elections were opened by Chancellor Khevo. While not as hotly contested as the second Senate Elections in March the ballot was shaping up to be a full one with early announcements of intent by Democratic Republic of Kohland and the The Eastern Straight. However when the candidacy forms were due the field was much less competitive than it had seemed to be. Neither of the aforementioned early announcers had submitted official candidacies and three incumbent Senators had decided not to seek re-election (The Eagle-Bearer, Comlogical and Dome Artan).

Instead the five person Senate election was going to be contested by only six candidates, the lowest of any of the three held so far. Incumbents The Noble Thatcherites and Glaciosia were joined by former President North Plegia and three newcomers Prorescia, Grand Gondor and Davinmark. Campaigning for the election was limited, to be expected when only one candidate will not be elected. However some candidates took this to the extreme and posted no campaign material whatsoever, all of this compared to the hour long voice chat debate of the last election. The only campaign material of consequence was published by North Plegia, notable because it reiterated their commitment to another new constitution (a position which cost them the presidency four months ago).

The Election results were announced by Chancellor Khevo on May 31st. The Union uses a preferential voting system where voters rank candidates from one to, in this case, seven (six candidates plus RON), the candidates with the lowest average score are elected as they are the most preferred. The Noble Thatcherites and Glaciosia, despite posting no campaign material, won big with both being over 2 points clear of the other candidates. The three other positions were filled by Prorescia, North Plegia and Grand Gondor. The strategy of no campaign material, which worked for the incumbent Senators, decidedly did not work for Davinmark who placed last, even behind RON.

The next Senate elections will be particularly interesting as The Noble Thatcherites and Glaciosia, Senate stalwarts since the Constitutional overhaul will be forced out of office due to term limits by that point, leaving the composition of that Senate wide open. As for this Senate, it has already handled the important business of tabling a Criminal Code Act along with a large Constitutional Amendment package.

Recently Elected Senator Grand Gondor Vanishes from UDS
by Dome Artan

As mentioned in the previous article Grand Gondor had won election to the UDS Senate despite their relative inexperience, having joined NS as part of the Drew Rush. During their time as Senator they seemed to struggle with understanding what that meant, continuing to vote on UDS General Assembly (the lower house of the legislative branch) motions. However after the most recent instance of this on June 21st, Grand Gondor suddenly left the UDS discord where their activity had been dropping dramatically.

While Discord involvement is not necessary for participation in government the signs were nonetheless not good for their continued involvement in the region. Directly following this development Grand Gondor resigned the WA, once again not necessary by any means for participation in the region but they had been one of the region’s most involved endorsers, consistently staying up to date on new WA nations. The combination of these two withdrawals from regional life leaves the region pessimistic about the chances of a return for the new Senator.

It has been nine days now of unannounced activity for the Senator, after ten they will lose their position and a snap election will be held.

USDAF Update
by Kanglia

It was a slightly slow month for the UDSAF, with our time in Iran still being the main focus for the first two weeks, updating has yet to return to it’s previous pace. However, with the month closing, Kanglia has returned to the updates. UDSAF personnel was present for only four updates at the time of this writing.

Participating UDSAF Members (assisted in Libcord):
Khevo
Comlogical
Kanglia
Glaciosia
Thatcher Whitehall
Asdersland

Defenses: 25

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Statement Regarding the League of Conservative Nations

Postby UDS Dispatch Office » Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:39 pm

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Statement Regarding the League of Conservative Nations
Ministry of Foreign Affairs


The Union of Democratic States closed embassies with the League of Conservative Nations because of differences in basic administrative standards as detailed in a statement posted on our regional forum by the Office of the President. The Union intended to close embassies on polite terms and did not disseminate this statement to any region. Players concerned about problematic behavior can contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for pertinent evidence.

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Ratification of The Republica Accord with Europeia

Postby UDS Dispatch Office » Thu Jul 23, 2020 8:01 pm

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Ratification of The Republica Accord with Europeia
Ministry of Foreign Affairs


The Union of Democratic States has long held the principles of democracy and of amicability among like-minded regions in high regard. One region with which we share these values is the Republic of Europeia. Our regions have had a long and prosperous relationship of diplomatic recognition and cultural exchange culminating in the Union’s participation in the Europeian region of the week program, and we wish to solidify and extend this relationship further. To this end, we have ratified the Republica Accord. The Accord received unanimous approval by the Senate of the Union, a significant majority in the General Assembly, and subsequently the signature of the President on the 21st of July.

Through this Accord the parties have reaffirmed their commitment to the principles of democracy and civil rights in their regions, along with reiterating ethical recruitment practices between partners, espoused in the Europeian led Arnhelm Declaration of Recruitment Standards that the Union has long respected. In addition we have made a firm pact of non-aggression and non-espionage between ourselves and a pathway for intelligence sharing when appropriate, without establishing the recognition or endorsement of the military activities of the other. Through cultural programs, goodwill and deeper ties will be fostered. The Union is confident that this Accord is but a stepping stone in the development of the relationship between two firmly democratic regions.

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July Embassy Update

Postby UDS Dispatch Office » Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:01 am

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July Embassy Update
Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Republica Accord, Negotiated, Signed & Ratified
by Druing

Europeia and the Union of Democratic States are regions with a shared commitment to democracy, civil rights and ethical recruiting. As such the Republica Accord was negotiated to strengthen the relationship between the regions. The full statement on the ratification of the Accord can be found here.

Unionist Engagement Reinvigorated In Senate By-Election
by Dome Artan

In our last embassy update, the disappearance of Senator Grand Gondor was reported on. At the time they had one day left in the ten day unannounced activity buffer before an election would be held for their seat. As Grand Gondor did not return, and indeed has since CTEd, the Chancellors opened a Senate By-Election on the second of June. Midway through the candidacy period for the one open seat, a second seat became available following the resignation and subsequent renunciation of citizenship by long time Unionist North Plegia.

Ten citizens declared their candidacy for the two vacant seats with six posting campaign statements. Following a Senate election that had only six candidates for the five seats and minimal campaigning, this was a very welcome sight for the Union’s political landscape. Voting was opened on the sixth of July and beyond Nuevo San Miguel, who had separated themself from the pack by virtue of endorsements from President Phoenix Coalition and former Vice President Asdersland, it was anyone’s race.

The perceived tightness of the race was not borne out in reality when the Chancellors released the results on the eighth of July. Nuevo San Miguel had dominated as expected, with an average ranking of 2.26. Long time citizen Drawception ended up with the second seat with an average ranking of 3.74, well ahead of third place finisher British Isles and Commonwealth Realms with 5.44. The election was also notable for RON’s strong performance, finishing well above half the candidacy pool.

Presidential Election Sees Phoenix Re-Elected For Second Term, With Dome Artan The New VP
by Dome Artan

The Union’s second Presidential term wound to a close at the end of June with the Chancellors declaring the candidacy period open for the third Presidential election on the twenty fifth of June. The election was expected to be a laid back one with Phoenix Coalition seeking reelection following a widely admired four month term. The incumbent did announce a new pick for Vice President following the mutually agreed departure of Asdersland from the position, current WA Delegate Dome Artan would take their place on the ballot. While much of the lead up to the election was filled with jokes about Phoenix Coalition running unopposed, former Chairperson of the Union’s General Assembly Firseria announced their candidacy with Nuevo San Miguel their choice for VP.

Firseria openly admitted they weren’t “in it to win it”, instead there to offer some competition to Phoenix Coalition and get some experience for a potential more serious run at some point in the future. Both candidates did publish extensive campaign statements, but there was minimal other campaigning beyond some citizens asking questions. The campaign period was mostly notable for the Chancellery’s allowance of RMB campaign posts, something long outlawed by the region’s various election officers. The voting period was opened on the 29th of June with thirty six votes being cast, up twelve from the last Presidential election. Phoenix Coalition won reelection handily, taking twenty five of those thirty six votes with Firseria grabbing the remaining eleven.

USDAF Update
by Druing

As the pace picks up since last month, so too do the activities of the UDSAF, having completed far more defenses and detags than last month. This includes a 51 detag update done independently on the UDSAF server.

Participating UDSAF Members (assisted in Libcord):
Khevo
Comlogical
Kanglia
Glaciosia
Phoenix Coalition
The Noble Thatcherites

Defenses: 28

Detags: 52

Liberations: 1

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Postby Sebero Sree » Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:29 am

Good to see UDS doing well!
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Postby The Noble Thatcherites » Sat Aug 01, 2020 1:29 pm

Good work, folks!
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