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Block II
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Postby Block II » Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:48 pm

Good to see that XI’s internal affairs are going really well as usual. It’s also good to see their foreign affairs are getting up to snuff.

I want to give a special shoutout to Kuriko! She’s an amazing gameplayer.

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Land filled with People
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Postby Land filled with People » Wed Jan 08, 2020 10:41 pm

Congrats Mark :)

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Postby Kuriko » Tue Feb 04, 2020 1:07 pm

Bringing this here because it's starting to derail the SC.

Numero Capitan wrote:
Cormactopia Prime wrote:COE deserves better, and for that matter this game and the Security Council as an institution deserve better than to have what is commendable and what isn't decided by the intellectually lazy, black and white worldview of 10000 Islands. There's absolutely no reason we should just surrender and let this extremist view of the game win because you and others say it can't be beaten. It has been beaten before, it will be beaten again. It's only a matter of time and effort.


As much as you might think your view is more special than the thousands who voted against this proposal, when it comes to a vote it isn’t.

Your reaction to a handful of 10000 Islanders actively contributing towards the Security Council seems to be ranting about them at every opportunity. You need to come to terms with the fact that these forums will always be full of people who disagree with you and throwing your toys out of the pram over it every time they do isn’t very becoming.

Coming out of retirement just so you can have more votes behind your inflated opinion of your opinion won’t change that.

I mean, I'm finding his rants at us hilarious. Especially the part where he thinks we have a hegemony on the SC. To my recollection, I didn't argue in any forum outside this one to gain votes on Commend Paffnia, and had to talk on the TNP forum to garner votes for Markanite and Common Territories. Everyone's vote is their own, and if we have arguments to persuade others to vote for one of our proposals that's not really forcing our option on others.
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Postby Wabbitslayah » Tue Feb 04, 2020 7:12 pm

Kuriko wrote:Bringing this here because it's starting to derail the SC.

Numero Capitan wrote:
As much as you might think your view is more special than the thousands who voted against this proposal, when it comes to a vote it isn’t.

Your reaction to a handful of 10000 Islanders actively contributing towards the Security Council seems to be ranting about them at every opportunity. You need to come to terms with the fact that these forums will always be full of people who disagree with you and throwing your toys out of the pram over it every time they do isn’t very becoming.

Coming out of retirement just so you can have more votes behind your inflated opinion of your opinion won’t change that.

I mean, I'm finding his rants at us hilarious. Especially the part where he thinks we have a hegemony on the SC. To my recollection, I didn't argue in any forum outside this one to gain votes on Commend Paffnia, and had to talk on the TNP forum to garner votes for Markanite and Common Territories. Everyone's vote is their own, and if we have arguments to persuade others to vote for one of our proposals that's not really forcing our option on others.

I agree with Cormac though.
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Kuriko
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Postby Kuriko » Tue Feb 04, 2020 7:35 pm

Wabbitslayah wrote:
Kuriko wrote:Bringing this here because it's starting to derail the SC.


I mean, I'm finding his rants at us hilarious. Especially the part where he thinks we have a hegemony on the SC. To my recollection, I didn't argue in any forum outside this one to gain votes on Commend Paffnia, and had to talk on the TNP forum to garner votes for Markanite and Common Territories. Everyone's vote is their own, and if we have arguments to persuade others to vote for one of our proposals that's not really forcing our option on others.

I agree with Cormac though.

Agree with what? That we have a hegemony on the SC that doesn't exist because it can't exist? It's not our fault we had the majority of active authors over the last year :p
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Wabbitslayah
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Postby Wabbitslayah » Tue Feb 04, 2020 7:40 pm

Kuriko wrote:
Wabbitslayah wrote:I agree with Cormac though.

Agree with what? That we have a hegemony on the SC that doesn't exist because it can't exist? It's not our fault we had the majority of active authors over the last year :p

That's fine in of itself, just like WALL will do WALL. It's the ridiculous hardline stance against anything that's ever touched raider. While I'll admit XKI is uhh more liberal and less isolated than years past, it's also had a history of blurring the lines between Raider Bad IC and OOC.
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Kuriko
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Postby Kuriko » Tue Feb 04, 2020 8:30 pm

Wabbitslayah wrote:
Kuriko wrote:Agree with what? That we have a hegemony on the SC that doesn't exist because it can't exist? It's not our fault we had the majority of active authors over the last year :p

That's fine in of itself, just like WALL will do WALL. It's the ridiculous hardline stance against anything that's ever touched raider. While I'll admit XKI is uhh more liberal and less isolated than years past, it's also had a history of blurring the lines between Raider Bad IC and OOC.

Yes, I'll agree to that last point there and I'll admit it's something some of us are working to correct. Quite a number of us either don't or no longer hold to that degree of defender moralism, and I hope it's something our community will continue to work on. Just don't expect us to change our stance on regional security though, I doubt we will.
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Former Commander of TGW, UDSAF, and FORGE
Proud founder of The Hole To Hide In
Person behind the Regional Officer resignation button
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Emissary Report - January 2020

Postby 10000 Islands Foreign Affairs » Sat Feb 08, 2020 8:09 pm

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10000 Islands Emissary Update


Date: January 2020
Population: 1358
Delegate Endorsements: 362
Forum: http://10000islands.proboards.com/
Discord: https://discord.gg/mw27pug
Twitter: https://twitter.com/the10000islands

TITO Command

Has your region been invaded, or do you want to get in touch with TITO? If so, contact one of the following nations:
~Chief Executive: Markanite.
~Field Commander: Kanta Hame.
~Tactical Officers: Shy Guyia, Smugglers and Mercs (EF), Mingulay Isle, THX1138.
~Executive Officers: The United Royal Islands of Euramathania, Hakketomat.

Aschente has stepped down as Executive Officer and will be continuing in TITO on the technical side. TITO is grateful for their service as EO. The United Royal Islands of Euramathania will be taking up Executive duties moving forward.

Government


As of this report’s publication, the Government of 10000 Islands consists of:
~Chief Executive: Markanite
~WA Delegate: Kuriko
~Senator for Blue Canaria North (Emissary Report): THX1138
~Senator for Lyonnesse East (Houses): The United Royal Islands of Euramathania
~Senior Senator for New Republica South (Debates and Discussions): HumanSanity
~Senator for Himes West (RP): Marxist Germany
~Minister of Labor: Paffnia
~Minister of Immigration: the knights apprentice of Sargon Reman
~Minister of Education: The Tasmanian Islands

January was an election month in 10000 Islands, with two Senate seats at contest. Incumbent Senator for New Republica South Aschente announced that they would not be running again, and incumbent Senator for Blue Canaria North HumanSanity declared their intention to run for that vacated position. HumanSanity defeated Dorab in the race for New Republia South, and now has the distinction of having held all four Senate seats in the region, at various times.

The race for Blue Canaria North was entirely open, with candidates THX1138 and Dandhican both running in their first election, and both as independents. THX1138 garnered the most votes, and joined XKI’s regional government.

The Council of Nine thanks Aschente for their service.


Information about other government officials of 10000 Islands can be found here.

As a result of their election as Senator, THX1138 has stepped down as Deputy Minister of Immigration. Congratulations to Haivon who has been appointed the new Deputy MOI, and who is already hard at work assisting the Ministry, and recently updated the Immigration Awards and Medals forum thread.
http://10000islands.proboards.com/threa ... s-medals-2

Maintaining a friendly presence in our embassy nations is always a priority, and the region is pleased to announce that HN67 has been hired as 10000 Islands’ emissary to The Hole to Hide In. Marxist Germany will represent XKI in Greater Dienstad and HumanSanity has been hired as emissary to Renegade Islands Alliance.

Other notable regional appointments include Woonsocket, returning as Regional Reserve Chair, with The United Royal Islands of Euramathania being brought on as Deputy Chair. URI will also be the new Manager of the XKI Casino.

Special Feature: XKI Population Explosion!


By now, most are aware that January saw Nations States featured on a popular subreddit, and the ensuing interest in the game was astounding. The influx of new nations over a 2 to 3 day period was unprecedented in recent memory, and at the peak of this influx, new nations were joining the game at a rate of 4-5 per second.

10000 Island recruiters were at the ready, and despite there being more new nations than could possibly be reached, a significant number did receive the region’s message of welcome, and made the jump to the Islands.

Thanks in large part to the efforts of the recruiting team (and most notably by recruiting guru United Counties of Escanaba) XKI saw an overall increase in population of 223 nations in January; an increase so large, it garnered the attention of the international press https://nationstates.news/the-shift-january-2020/2265/

Around the Islands


- In Honour of Chief Executive Markanite’s Security Council Commendation, Taco Island Charities hosted a Commendation Giveaway, where Islanders could commend others in the region for their contributions. Those nominated all received a small Taco bursary.
http://10000islands.proboards.com/threa ... -markanite
- Former Senator for Blue Canaria North, HumanSanity announced January’s Rookie of the Quarter. The honour went to Haivon who has been a significant addition to the region, actively participating in the RMB, developing new RP platforms for Islanders, serving as emissary, joining TITO, and most recently being named Deputy Minister of Imiigration. Congratulations to Haivon!
http://10000islands.proboards.com/threa ... y-2020-roq
- Regional super-administrator Paffnia announced the Eight Annual Paffnia Prize
http://10000islands.proboards.com/thread/22380
awarded to the nation that comes up with the best new idea that has brought regional benefit, each year. The public was tapped to nominate their favourites, and after the nomination period, 24 potentially winning projects, by a variety of Islanders, had been cited. Voting took place in mid-January, and the winning project, and 2 runners up were selected
http://10000islands.proboards.com/threa ... ize-voting
Congratulations to this year's winner Sargon Reman for their work on the new WA Secretariat position. Second place, the Baden-Wuerttemberg Ruby Prize, was awarded to The United Royal Islands of Euramathania for their contributions to the automation of the monthly Mortimer Report. The Baden-Wuerttemberg Opal Prize for third place also went to Sargon Reman, for the newly created WA Secretariate Engagement Awards. Congratulations to all those nominated, and thanks for your contributions to the region in 2019. Thanks also to Paffnia, Baden-Wuerttemberg, and Taco Island Charities for generously distributing 3,000,000 Tacos in prizing.
-Minister of Immigration Sargon Reman announced a major recruiting award, sponsored by prolific Island recruiter Escanaba. Having reached an incredible 6000 nations recruited, Esca has provided a 6.000.000 Taco bursary for The Six for Six Prize to be awarded to the next recruiter who is able to reach this milestone.
http://10000islands.proboards.com/threa ... ment-prize
-Himes West Senator (Gaming User) Marxist Germany and Deputy Himes West Senator Central Ruska are hosting a National History Competition for regional roleplay aficionados
http://10000islands.proboards.com/threa ... ompetition
- Lyonnesse East Senator The United Royal Islands of Euramathania has announced the Winter House Cup and Shield Competition and the House Prolific Posting Contest, to take place in February
http://10000islands.proboards.com/threa ... inter-2020
-As part of their Senatorial duties for New Republica South, HumanSanity opened a thread in the Great Debate Hall, asking nations to weigh in with their views on Needle Exchange Programs
http://10000islands.proboards.com/threa ... e-programs
- Minister of Education The Tasmanian Islands has selected recent arrival Ozierri as January’s featured nation. Congratulations to Ozierri and thanks for your great regional activity so far!
http://10000islands.proboards.com/threa ... on-ozierri
- The Tasmanian Islands also announced the new Welcome Buddy Medals, to be awarded to those nations showing outstanding dedication to ensuring the welfare of new arrivals.
http://10000islands.proboards.com/threa ... ent-medals
-In the often turbulent and sometimes bizarre world of Taco Island politics, Chief Executive Markanite resigned from the position of Speaker of the Senate, which they’d knowingly held for nearly five minutes. This left the seat vacant, and Hahiha was the clear choice to take up the position, graciously accepting the role, and immediately attempting to raise taxes (although having no authority to do so).
http://10000islands.proboards.com/threa ... enate-2020
- 10000 Islands implemented a new regional office, dedicated to enhancing and celebrating our unique culture. Newly appointed Cultural Officer Human Sanity wasted no time in the new position and coordinated the 10000 Islands National Animal Competition
http://10000islands.proboards.com/threa ... ompetition
Nations throughout the region submitted their national animals for consideration, and winners were selected in 3 categories through a series of regional polls. The contest culminated in a final poll combining the category winners. The winning animals, including the 25,000 Taco first prize, were announced in the RMB
https://www.nationstates.net/page=rmb/postid=37511159

The final round of the National Animal Competition is our regional poll of the month:
https://www.nationstates.net/page=poll/p=152687


Other highlights from January’s RMB include::

A binary battle on the beach: https://www.nationstates.net/page=rmb/postid=37335803
De-escalation and anecdote: https://www.nationstates.net/page=rmb/postid=37336037
More robots: https://www.nationstates.net/page=rmb/postid=37361414
Planetary repulsion: https://www.nationstates.net/page=rmb/postid=37378046
EDH doing EDH stuff: https://www.nationstates.net/page=rmb/postid=37402085
Haivon, summed up: https://www.nationstates.net/page=rmb/postid=37422447
Props for the XKI flag: https://www.nationstates.net/page=rmb/postid=37473596

WA Affairs


-January saw an increase in the number of regional WA nations from 380 to 452. -Endorsement for Delegate Kuriko rose from 310 to 364.
-WA Delegate Kuriko has created a forum thread to show which resolutions they have approved toward their reaching quorum
http://10000islands.proboards.com/threa ... als-1-20-3

January presented a diverse variety of resolutions on which to vote, and a continuation of the exceptional authorship seen in the previous month. Of special note are the resolutions passed in both the SC and the GA, by prolific Island author Marxist Germany.

Jan 1, 2020 GA Wartime Healthcare Protections: Designed to prevent military assault on medical facilities and to ensure access to medical aid for injured combatants in conflict zones.
Author: Maowi
10000 Islands discussion on this resolution:
http://10000islands.proboards.com/threa ... rotections
Regional vote: For 11 | Against 0 | Delegate’s Prerogative 1
Delegate vote: For (weight 302)
Final WA vote: For 9966 (75%) | Against 3340 (25%)
Result: Passed Jan 5, becoming GAR#480

Jan 3, 2020 SC Commend Ramaeus: Citing the target’s extensive contributions to their region, including several terms as Delegate, their international diplomatic efforts, and successful WA authorship.
Author: Xoriet
10000 Islands discussion on this resolution: http://10000islands.proboards.com/threa ... nd-ramaeus
Regional vote: For 8 | Against 0 | Delegate’s Prerogative 4
Delegate vote: For (weight 303)
Final WA vote: For 10393 (80%) | Against 2654 (20%)
Result: Passed Jan 6, becoming SCR#294

Jan 5, 2020 GA Subject State Enforcement Act: An effort to enforce WA law over proxy nations of WA member nations.
Author: Morover
10000 Islands discussion on this resolution: http://10000islands.proboards.com/threa ... cement-act
Regional vote: For 3 | Against 8 | Delegate’s Prerogative 1 | Abstain 2
Delegate vote: Against (weight 307)
Final WA vote: For 3290 (23%) | Against 10796 (77%)
Result: Failed to pass

Jan 10, 2020 GA Data Protection Accord: An amended version of a previous resolution, seeking protections for individual’s personal data, and in particular, for vulnerable minors.
Author: Marxist Germany
10000 Islands discussion on this resolution: http://10000islands.proboards.com/threa ... ion-accord
Regional vote: For 4 | Against 0 | Delegate’s Prerogative 1
Delegate vote: For (weight 316)
Final WA vote: For 11297 (80%) | Against 2875 (20%)
Result: Passed Jan 14, becoming GAR#481

Jan 17, 2020 GA Forensics Accord: A brief resolution encouraging member nations to employ certified forensic genetic science when investigating causes of death.
Author: Clydeith
10000 Islands discussion on this resolution: http://10000islands.proboards.com/threa ... ics-accord
Regional vote: For 0 | Against 10 | Delegate’s Prerogative 3
Delegate vote: Against (weight 337)
Final WA vote: For 3808 (26%) | Against 10696 (74%)
Result: Failed to pass

Jan 21, 2020 GA Ensuring Safe Syringe Use: Mandating the universal use of clean, safe syringes in medicine, to prevent the spread of blood borne diseases.
Author: Sylvai
10000 Islands discussion on this resolution: http://10000islands.proboards.com/threa ... yringe-use
Regional vote: For 4 | Against 0 | Delegate’s Prerogative 4
Delegate vote: For (weight 343)
Final WA vote: For 13592 (87%) | Against 2041 (13%)
Result: Passed Jan 24, becoming GAR#482

Jan 21, 2020 SC Commend Benevolent Thomas: Praising the target nation’s strong leadership in multiple regions, significant contribution to defending, and WA authorship.
Author: Marxist Germany
10000 Islands discussion on this resolution: http://10000islands.proboards.com/threa ... ent-thomas
Regional vote: For 13 | Against 2 | Delegate’s Prerogative 3
Delegate vote: For (weight 343)
Final WA vote: For 11930 (82%) | Against 2710 (18%)
Result: Passed Jan 24, becoming SCR#295

Jan 25, 2020 SC Condemn Norrlands: An RP condemnation based on the target’s IC actions, mainly human rights violations and alleged war crimes.
Author: Ultior
10000 Islands discussion on this resolution: http://10000islands.proboards.com/threa ... -norrlands
Regional vote: For 0 | Against 7 | Delegate’s Prerogative 4 | Abstain 1
Delegate vote: Against (weight 346)
Final WA vote: For 1737 (13%) | Against 11870 (87%)
Result: Failed to pass

Jan 25, 2020 GA Ban on the Involuntary Administration of Drugs: Proposing a series of regulations around the administration and control of sedatives.
Author: Morover
Note: A Legality Challenge was issued against this proposal, citing contradiction with existing legislation. The GA Secretariat supported this challenge, deeming the resolution illegal.
Result: Resolution withdrawn

Jan 29, 2020 SC Commend Crushing Our Enemies: Efforts to commend the target nation for their time spent as a raider, regional contributions, and song-writing.
Author: Jakker City
10000 Islands discussion on this resolution: http://10000islands.proboards.com/threa ... ng-enemies
Regional vote: For 0 | Against 11
Delegate vote: Against (weight 355)
Final WA vote: For 7130 (46%) | Against 8389 (54%)
Result: Failed to pass

Meet A Nation Interview


This month’s interview features prominent Islander Mingulay Isle, TITO Knight and Tactical Officer, and Nation States player since 2015. Ming was kind enough to share a bit of their history and some advice for newer players to the game:

THX: Let’s start at the beginning: How did you first find Nation States, and, when did you join 10000 Islands?
Ming: I was invited to Nation States by Lennia when they were just starting Oatland back in 2015. I didn't join XKI until 2018. So I'd already gotten my feet wet in NS, being involved in Forest, Oatland and others.
THX: Can you expand on what you mean by ‘getting your feet wet’?
Ming: I started branching out into regional gameplay pretty much immediately with Oatland, basically designing its government system, and in the general assembly, where I participated as its delegate.
THX: How do you find life in XKI since moving here?
Ming: XKI is a region where you can experience nearly anything NS has to offer, be it debate(real stuff or WA), military gameplay, or regional events. We even have a regional economy. That was
appealing for me since I like diving into as many aspects of NS as I can.
THX: What drew you to Defending?
Ming: I was always a defender at heart, but it wasn't until the LWU coup on Lazarus that I started engaging in R/D gameplay, first independently, and later as a member of TITO.
THX: What is your most notable deployment since joining TITO?
Ming: Definitely the liberation of The East Pacific last year. After LWU's coup in Lazarus I hoped that GCRs, their embassies, and defenders would take lessons from the failures there, but I didn't expect that the next year I'd not only take part in the interregional response, but champion it as a commander in one of Nationstate's most prestigious military organisations.
THX: I note that your national animal is the boar, and a boar also appears on your nation’s flag, what's the significance?
Ming: Well, boar are a recurring theme in Scottish symbolism, and Mingulay Isle takes inspiration from the real world Mingulay island in Scotland. Boars are also often a symbol of strength, tenacity, and ferocity, which suits a nation created for defender gameplay.
THX: Any advice for players just starting out?
Ming: Do your homework and don't be afraid to ask questions. NS has great depth of gameplay and a rich community. There's a wealth of guides, and plenty of experienced players to help you navigate it. Take full advantage of that.


Until next month, your 10KI Update Staff is signing off - THX1138
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Postby Kaystein » Thu Feb 27, 2020 12:56 pm

I'd like to politely ask the government of 10000 islands if they would reconsider their position regarding aurelia. I've made efforts in the past to get permission from all parties involved to use the region. TKI and the only RO of aurelia, atlantica, are the only people I have yet to hear a response from.

Currently it looks like district IV is the only thing keeping aurelia from being a trophy of NSleft, the communist/anarchist communities of NS. I would rather use the region for roleplaying. Alternatively I would see the region permanently preserved as a memorial and auraelia declared the successor region. I hope you as a community can approve my request.
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Emissary Report - February 2020

Postby 10000 Islands Foreign Affairs » Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:30 pm

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10000 Islands Emissary Update


Date: February 2020
Population: 1472
Delegate Endorsements: 379
Forum: http://10000islands.proboards.com/
Discord: https://discord.gg/mw27pug
Twitter: https://twitter.com/the10000islands

TITO Command

Has your region been invaded, or do you want to get in touch with TITO? If so, contact one of the following nations:
~Chief Executive: Markanite.
~Field Commander: Kanta Hame.
~Tactical Officers: Shy Guyia, Smugglers and Mercs (EF), Mingulay Isle, THX1138.
~Executive Officers: The United Royal Islands of Euramathania, Hakketomat.
~Technical Liaisons: Kortexia, Aschente.

Government


As of this report’s publication, the Government of 10000 Islands consists of:
~Chief Executive: Markanite
~WA Delegate: Kuriko
~Senator for Blue Canaria North (Emissary Report): THX1138
~Senator for Lyonnesse East (Houses): The United Royal Islands of Euramathania
~Senator for New Republica South (Debates and Discussions): Vacant
~Senator for Himes West (RP): Marxist Germany
~Minister of Labor: HumanSanity
~Minister of Immigration: the knights apprentice of Sargon Reman
~Minister of Education: The Tasmanian Islands

Information about other government officials of 10000 Islands can be found here.

It was a sobering moment in February when regional super-administrator Paffnia announced that they would be taking a step back from some of their long-held Island posts, and most notably from their role as Minister of Labor (meaning a departure from the regional Council of Nine), and Registrar-General.
Fortunately, Paffnia will continue as Cartographer-General, Regional Genealogist, Ambassador, and Chairman of Taco Island Charities

10000 Islands thanks Paffnia for their extraordinary service to the region in these critical roles, and our gratitude that they will continue in those positions that they will maintain.


As a result, Senior Senator for New Republica South HumanSanity has been appointed new 10000 Islands Minister of Labor by Regional Chief Executive Markanite. The transition will take place in early March, leaving a brief vacancy in the Senate seat for NRS. The seat will therefore be up for election for a partial term, in March.

Taking over Registrar-General duties is current World Assembly Delegate Kuriko, also appointed by CE Markanite. This is a non-Council position.

Other notable appointments include Dorab, Haivon, Grea Kriopia, and Warris who have all become Cultural Office Assistants for NS Trading Cards.

Congratulations to all on their new appointments, and best of luck!

Around the Islands



~ The first weekend of February saw a Regional Visit and Games Night between 10000 Islands and embassy region The Union of Democratic States.
https://10000islands.proboards.com/thre ... -visit-uds
Our thanks to UDS for hosting, and to WA Delegate Kuriko for their ongoing work in coordinating these events with our embassy partners and friends.
~ Special thanks are due to all XKI Regional Welcome Buddies for their exemplary work in guiding and assisting nearly 200 new Islanders in February. Fantastic work, and, welcome to all new nations.
~ February 17th marked the one-year anniversary of Markanite becoming XKI Chief Executive. Congrats to Mark.
~ Regional Minister of Education The Tasmanian Islands announced Krystalveil as February’s featured nation:
https://10000islands.proboards.com/thre ... rystalveil
Krystalviel is an extremely active RMB participant, Cultural Office Assistant, member of TITO, active in RP, and has made a great addition to the region over the last year. Congratulations Krystalveil.
~ Regional Cultural Officer HumanSanity, and office assistants have been actively building their collection of NS Trading Cards in the new 10KI Card Farm.
~ February saw the first NS trading card Card-Pull Event hosted by the Culture Office.
https://10000islands.proboards.com/thre ... -give-away
Participants had a chance to pull the hard-to-come-by Season 1 Ultra Rare card of prominent former XKI resident Free Guns For All (‘Gunny’}. The event was well attended and hundreds of packs were opened during the hour of probability. No luck this time around, but there will be future events of this nature, with equally desirable cards.
~ Culture Office Assistant Krystalveil, also announced The Gulliver's Travels Contest, where entrants are challenged to compose a travel log, written from the perspective of Gulliver if he was travelling through their NS nation. This contest is ongoing.
https://10000islands.proboards.com/thre ... rs-travels
~ Himes West Senator (Gaming User) Marxist Germany has named Libraziland winner of the January National History Competition with Jabberwocky receiving the runner up prize.
https://10000islands.proboards.com/thre ... ompetition
~ The Grand Debate Hall hosts a thread dedicated to Islanders’ thoughts on who should win the U.S. Democratic Nomination
https://10000islands.proboards.com/thre ... nomination
~ Outgoing Minister of Labor Paffnia announced and hosted February's Poet Laureate Contest, with the chosen format being an Acrostic poem, where the first letter of each line of the poem forms a word or phrase related to the content.
https://10000islands.proboards.com/thre ... contest-20

The runner-up, submitted anonymously, was a brief acrostic ode to the Islands:


Joyous over the welcome nations of the Isles we receive,
Overwhelmed by the influence used to protect natives,
Yielding to no oppressor, instigator or darkspawn, we ...
Shine forever in this world.

The winning poem, submitted by 18-time winner and XKI Poet Laureate Aersoldorf, spelled out their love of the game:

Will I live to see sunrise?
Ev'ry night I ponder deep,
Rising daily, friends to find,
Eaten, mangled, in their sleep.
Who among us could it be?
Once dear neighbor, causing pain,
Let's strike back before we die,
Vengeful justice for the slain.
Ev'ry time the mob is wrong,
Sends an innocent to die,
Are we monsters worse than they?
Needing death more time to buy?
Yes, it's time, I think, my friends,
One more jump into the fray,
Need a host to start things off,
Ev'ryone, I hope, will play.
?

XKI Game-Side


February’s curated collection of RMB highlights begins with yet another burning question…


Apparently, it won’t
Dad jokes never get old
Situational awareness at its best
A colt on shaky legs
Keep your eyes on the skies
There’s always chopsticks
Q: What force could possibly pique this much community interest?

A: It was this Regional Poll of the month.


WA Affairs


Three resolutions were submitted by Islanders in February, but alas, none won the favour of voters. In the case of Kuriko, the liberation submitted proved unnecessary after raiders departed the target region, so the vote went against by design. Resolutions by THX1138 and Sargon Reman both reached quorum, but didn’t receive the support of the majority.


Feb 2, 2020 SC Condemn Gatesville Inc.: Seeking to condemn the target region as the last remnant of the Gatesville raider empire, for the historic record.
Author: Bormiar
10000 Islands discussion on this resolution: https://10000islands.proboards.com/thre ... gatesville
Regional vote: For 5 | Against 1 | Delegate’s Prerogative 4
Delegate vote: For (weight 362)
Final WA vote: For 11702 (79%) | Against 3029 (24%)
Result: Passed Feb 5, becoming SCR#296

Feb, 2020 GA Repeal “Preventing the Execution of Innocents”: An effort repeal and reverse WA authority to review all criminal cases where the death penalty has been applied
Author: Tinhampton
10000 Islands discussion on this resolution: https://10000islands.proboards.com/thre ... n-innocent
Regional vote: For 2 | Against 6 | Delegate’s Prerogative 2
Delegate vote: Against (weight 364)
Final WA vote: For 2799 (18%) | Against 12701 (82%)
Result: Failed to pass

Feb 6, 2020 SC Condemn Tinfect: Seeking condemnation of the target nation (IC) for crimes against humanity and breaches of international law.
Author: Morover
10000 Islands discussion on this resolution:
https://10000islands.proboards.com/thre ... mn-tinfect
Regional vote: For 6 | Against 1 | Delegate’s Prerogative 4
Delegate vote: For (weight 366)
Final WA vote: For 11741 (86%) | Against 1842 (14%)
Result: Passed Feb 9, becoming SCR#297

Feb 10, 2020 SC Liberate Pars: Seeking SC approval to remove regional password protection after raid and occupation of the target region. Raiders retreated during voting, rendering the resolution unnecessary.
Author: Kuriko
10000 Islands discussion on this resolution:
https://10000islands.proboards.com/thre ... erate-pars
Regional vote: For 6 | Against 4 | Delegate’s Prerogative 2
Delegate vote: Against (weight 370)
Final WA vote: For 2797 (19%) | Against 11756 (81%)
Result: Failed to pass

Feb 15, 2020 SC Liberate The Union of Axis Powers: Requesting SC removal of password protection on the target region, citing fascist affiliation and alignment with a region responsible for espionage. This resolution was rendered moot during voting.
Author: Praeceps
10000 Islands discussion on this resolution:
https://10000islands.proboards.com/thre ... xis-powers
Regional vote: For 2 | Against 7 | Delegate’s Prerogative 5
Delegate vote: Against (weight 375)
Final WA vote: For 6908 (46%) | Against 8192 (54%)
Result: Failed to pass

Feb 19, 2020 SC Commend Arconian Empire: Seeking to commend the target nation for their lengthy stewardship of several regions, and work as an independent defender.
Author: THX1138
10000 Islands discussion on this resolution:
https://10000islands.proboards.com/thre ... ian-empire
Regional vote: For 6 | Against 0 | Delegate’s Prerogative 1
Delegate vote: For (weight 372)
Final WA vote: For 5925 (40%) | Against 9023 (60%)
Result: Failed to pass


Feb 20, 2020 GA Limitation of Inhumane Weaponry: Designed to curtail the use of weapons with significant or specific maiming ability.
Author: The Cot Corporation
10000 Islands discussion on this resolution:
https://10000islands.proboards.com/thre ... e-weaponry
Regional vote: For 4 | Against 6 | Delegate’s Prerogative 0
Delegate vote: Against (weight 374)
Final WA vote: For 4646 (31%) | Against 10529 (69%)
Result: Failed to pass

Feb 24, 2020 GA Promotion of Recycling: Seeking to make the promotion, collection, and processing of recyclable materials mandatory in all WA nations.
Author: Greifenburg
10000 Islands discussion on this resolution:
https://10000islands.proboards.com/thre ... -recycling
Regional vote: For 10 | Against 1 | Delegate’s Prerogative 1
Delegate vote: For (weight 377)
Final WA vote: For 12338 (79%) | Against 3334 (21%)
Result: Passed Feb 8, becoming GAR#483

Feb 25, 2020 SC Commend 00000 A World Power: Citing the region’s year’s-long defence of founderless regions, abilities in intelligence gathering, and contributions to global security.
Author: Sargon Reman
10000 Islands discussion on this resolution:
https://10000islands.proboards.com/thre ... orld-power
Regional vote: For 9 | Against 0 | Delegate’s Prerogative 0
Delegate vote: For (weight 375)
Final WA vote: For 2396 (17%) | Against 12049 (83%)
Result: Failed to pass


Meet A Nation Interview


This month we take the opportunity to interview an Islander who has been with us only 2-and-a-half years, but who has been a significant contributor to regional government and is a central figure in regional culture. Jabberwocky is an Order of the Islands recipient, Knight of TITO, XKI Emissary to both European Union and Capitalist Paradise, XKI recruiter, Regional Pollster, former Senior Senator for New Republica South and Council member, and is Editor-in-Chief of regional newspaper The Mad Surfer.

THX: Thanks for taking the time to do this. Any involvement in Nation States prior to creating Jabberwocky? Any other regions before joining XKI?
Jabber: This is my first foray into NS. I drifted from region to region for several months before landing in XKI. None of the earlier regions made a big enough impression to remember them.
THX: What place does being in TITO have in your NS experience?
Jabber: It is the reason I'm here, my sine qua non. I wanted to be a defender, so I found the right place.
THX: In addition to joining TITO, you jumped into regional government with both feet. How long were you Senator for New Republica South?
Jabber: I was Senator of New Republica South for one gratifying year. During my tenure, I resurrected the Monthly Council Report, which had not been published for six months or more. I also streamlined the political party system by weeding out inactive parties and by promoting political activity.
THX: You are Editor-in-Chief of the regional newspaper The Mad Surfer. What do you seek to bring to the region by way of this publication?
Jabber: I think TMS is my contribution to the arts here in the 10000 Islands. It is my meager attempt to promote both literacy and levity.
THX: Was there a predecessor paper in the region, or did you start from scratch?
Jabber: Sir Aersoldorf had published The Mad Islander, a considerably different publication, which had become defunct. Wanting to make some sort of contribution to the Islands that gave me a home, I took a chance with a pilot issue. It met with favorable acclaim, so I just kept doing it.
THX: You usually interview others as part of the monthly edition of TMS, how is it to have the tables turned?
Jabber: It's time I got a taste of my own medicine, wouldn't you say?
THX: One of your go-to interview questions for others relates to their favourite conspiracy theory, so, what is your favourite conspiracy theory?
Jabber: I don't believe in conspiracy theories because they are a tool of the Overlords to make us paranoid.
THX: Agreed, and they’re probably reading this, so let’s move on. Tell us a bit about your nation’s founder, Sherlock Quixote?
Jabber It is widely believed that he is a direct descendant of the famous Don Quixote whose adventures were extolled by the equally heralded Miguel Cervantes de Saavedra. Skeptics maintain that the Don was a fictional creation. Traditionalists categorize those skeptics with those who would suggest that Shakespeare's works were actually scribed by Sir Francis Bacon or Christopher Morley. Ultimately, who cares? The important thing is that they were written. By that same logic, does it matter if Lord Sherlock is the actual descendant of the genuine Ingenioso Hidalgo de la Mancha or of a fictional one? It is much more elegant and aesthetically pleasing than truth.
THX: And finally, would you like to live in the nation you've created here in Nation States?
Jabber: I certainly would; it is an Island paradise.

Current and select past issues of The Mad Surfer can be viewed in dispatch form here


Until next month, your 10KI Update Staff is signing off - THX1138

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Postby Kuriko » Tue Apr 07, 2020 1:26 pm

10000 Islands Best Flag Competition
Forum Thread | Dispatch


Greetings!

It is my distinct pleasure as Cultural Officer of 10000 Islands to announce the return of the Best Flag Competition to 10000 Islands! This event has a storied history, having been run for years by Anime Daisuki but fallen out of circulation in recent times. Accordingly, the Cultural Office has decided to bring this back! To further enhance the cultural experience of the contest, we have decided to supplement it with a contest for national mottos and to invite our friends from other regions to participate with us.[/align]

Best Flag Competition

Over the next week, nations may "sign up" by submitting an image of their flag in this sign up thread, along with a link to the flag that is being submitted, or via NationStates telegram to HumanSanity using the nation with the flag you wish to submit. The rules for submissions are as follows:
  • Flags do not need to be resized when they are submitted, but will be resized by competition organizers to 130px width (if rectangular) or 100px on each side (if square).
  • Submitted flags must be original artwork by the player. Flags may not be game-provided flags. If your flag was created by another player, you may still enter it but you must credit the player who created it when you make your submission.
  • Flags must meet NationStates site rules and may not promote hate speech or otherwise promote fascist or hateful ideologies.
  • The flag must be currently in use on a NationStates nation controlled by the player.
  • All nations are welcome to participate regardless of 10000 Islands citizenship status.
  • Any disputes over the rules will be adjudicated by the event planner, HumanSanity.
  • Each player may make only one submission but may submit a flag on any nation.

Submissions will open on 4/8 and close on 4/15 at 5 PM EDT.

After the sign up period, flags submitted via the forum will be randomly assigned into "groups" for a round of forum-side voting between 4/15 and 4/22. The top several entries in each group will advance to the final round of voting between 4/22 and 4/29.

Flags submitted via NationStates telegram will be voted upon separately using the NationStates on-site polling platform in 10000 Islands between 4/15 and 4/22.

After these preliminary "group" voting rounds, the final round of voting will occur entirely on the 10000 Islands forum. Exact voting procedures will be announced once the number of entries becomes more clear.

The ultimate winner of the Best Flag Competition will receive a 50,000 Taco prize and a copy of the NS Trading Card Season 1 Epic Anime Daisuki. This give away is made possible due to a generous donation from Feu de Glace who has the sincerest appreciations of the Islands. The runner up will receive a 10,000 Taco prize and a copy of Season 2 Legendary Candensia.

A separate prize will be available to the best performing on-site flag - they will receive a Season 1 Epic Tzo NS trading card.


Best Motto Competition

Separately, the Cultural Office will be running a best motto competition. The best motto competition will be run through the 10000 Islands Discord including submissions and voting.

Submissions can be made in the channel #best-motto-submission. After a week of submissions, we will enter a voting period structured based on the number of submissions at the discretion of the Cultural Officer. When the voting period opens, a channel for discussion (#best-motto-discussion) and a channel for voting (#best-motto-voting) will be opened. Participants may discuss in the discussion channel and cast their ballots in the voting channel.

The following are rules for motto submissions:
  • Mottos must be the motto of a nation on NationStates controlled by the player.
  • Mottos must meet all NationStates site rules and may not promote hateful ideologies. Additionally, all submissions and discussion must meet Discord rules.
  • Mottos must be relatively original. Mottos which are made by the NationStates motto autogenerator will not be accepted.
  • Any disputes over the rules will be adjudicated by the event planner, HumanSanity.
  • Each player may make only one submission.
  • Players may provide translations for their mottos to be listed on the ballot if they are in a foreign language.

Motto submissions are due 4/15 at 5 PM EDT.

After the sign up period, mottos will be randomly assigned into "groups" for a round of voting between 4/15 and 4/22. The top several entries in each group will advance to the final round of voting between 4/22 and 4/29.

Exact voting procedures will be announced once the number of entries becomes more clear.

The winner of the Best Motto Competition will receive 25,000 Tacos and the runner up will receive 10,000 Tacos. The winner of the Best Motto Competition will also receive a copy of Season 2 Legendary Wrapper and the runner up will receive a copy of Season 2 Epic Dr George.
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Emissary Report - March 2020

Postby 10000 Islands Foreign Affairs » Sun Apr 12, 2020 4:39 pm

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10000 Islands Emissary Update


Date: March 2020
Population: 1460
Delegate Endorsements: 399
Forum: http://10000islands.proboards.com/
Discord: https://discord.gg/mw27pug
Twitter: https://twitter.com/the10000islands

TITO Command

Has your region been invaded, or do you want to get in touch with TITO? If so, contact one of the following nations:
~Chief Executive: Markanite.
~Field Commander: Kanta Hame.
~Tactical Officers: Shy Guyia, Smugglers and Mercs (EF), Mingulay Isle, THX1138.
~Executive Officers: Hakketomat, Aschente
~Technical Liaisons: Kortexia, Aschente.


Government


As of this report’s publication, the Government of 10000 Islands consists of:
~Chief Executive: Markanite
~WA Delegate: Kuriko
~Senator for Blue Canaria North (Emissary Report): Pelanesomunk
~Senator for Lyonnesse East (Houses): The United Royal Islands of Euramathania
~Senator for New Republica South (Debates and Discussions): HN67
~Senator for Himes West (RP): Marxist Germany
~Minister of Labor: HumanSanity
~Minister of Immigration: THX1138
~Minister of Education: The Tasmanian Islands

Information about other government officials of 10000 Islands can be found here.

March Elections


Scheduled elections took place in March for the positions of World Assembly Delegate, Senator for Himes West, and Senator for Lyonnesse East. Additionally, the seat for Senator for New Republica South, left vacant after HumanSanity transitioned to Minister of Labor, was also open for election for a partial term.

As his final act as Senator for New Replica South outgoing NRS Senator HumanSanity hosted Delegate and Senate Election Debates prior to voting.

Incumbent WA Delegate Kuriko entered the race in a bid to serve for a second consecutive term. Although the result was easy to predict given Kuriko’s popularity, long standing XKI resident and former Senior Senator Hakketomat ran a lighthearted campaign to make a race of it. Hakke managed to garner 8 votes, but with Kuriko getting twenty more than that, the victory was decisive.


Incumbent Senator for Lyonnesse East The United Royal Islands of Euramathania and incumbent Senator for Himes West (Gaming User) Marxist Germany both ran unopposed, and will continue in their respective roles.

The most hotly contested seat was for Senator for New Republica South and the oversight of regional debate in The Grand Debate Hall. Long-time Islander HN67 went toe-to-toe with relative newcomer Dorab and the race was within a few votes from start to finish. In the end HN67 was elected Senator and Council of Nine member, with 20 votes to the opponent’s 15.

Congratulations to the winning candidates and to all who put forth a strong campaign.

Additional Government Changes


10000 Islands and TITO wish to thank The United Royal Islands of Euramathania for their temporary stewardship as TITO Executive Officer. Former XO Aschente has returned to this role in a full-time capacity, and will also maintain their role as a TITO Technical Liaison.


The Knights Apprentice of Sargon Reman will no longer serve as 10000 Islands’ Minister of Immigration or WA Secretary. The region extends its thanks to Sargon Reman for their service in these roles.


THX1138 has stepped down as Senator for Blue Canaria North after being selected as the region's replacing Minister of Immigration by Chief Executive Markanite. Deputy Minister duties will continue to be carried out by Haivon

Chief Executive Markanite has appointed Pelanesomunk as interim Senator for Blue Canaria North.


Other appointments of note include Kortexia as Awards Czar; The Knights Apprentice of Sargon Reman as Deputiy Minister of Education; Dorab as XKI Emissary to The North Pacific; and Ketab as XKI Emissary to The Coalition of Democratic Nations

BULLETIN - Kuriko elected as WA Secretary-General


While this is the report for March, we would be remiss not to extend our congratulations to XKI World Assembly Delegate Kuriko on their recent election as World Assembly Secretary-General as well as to Vice Sec-Gen The Salaxalans.

We also wish to extend our congratulations to all of the final five candidates and their running-mates on a good race. Our thanks to the many, many regions who boosted for Kuriko, and to all those who cast contributing votes. A full report on results will appear in the report for April.


Around the Islands


~ The Council of Nine has voted in favour of creating an RMB RP Embassy Region to provide a venue for those in XKI who enjoy RMB roleplaying. This region will remain uninhabited and only accessible to those residing in XKI. The naming of the new region has been put to citizens in the form of a New Region Naming Contest with a 20,000 Taco prize for the winner.
~ Minister of Education The Tasmanian Islands has selected Grea Kriopia as March’s Featured Nation. GK has been an outstanding newer member of the XKI community, and is already making notable contributions in Culture, Immigration, and TITO. Congratulations GK!
~ Minister of Labour HumanSanity laid out the groundwork and began scheduling for the new XKI RMB Job Fairs to take place in April.
~ Regional Delegate Kuriko organized a weekend visit to XKI embassy region The Hole to Hide In for a cultural exchange.
~ In the realm of WA voting, Kuriko has also opted to remove the Delegate’s Prerogative option from individual resolution voting on the XKI forum. This as a means to see voters making a clear yes-or-no choice.
~ Prolific regional author Jabberwocky was selected as the winner in the recent Gulliver’s Travels Contest, hosted by the Ministry of Culture. Congratulations to Jabber who won a Legendary Independent Planets NS Trading Card.
~ Long time Islander Tuga Nation, who is a front line health worker in Portugal began a thread to share their experiences in the fight against the COVID-19 from their first-hand perspective. Notable XKIer The Knights Apprentice of Sargon Reman tested positive for COVID towards the end of March. We are happy to share that SR is in good health and nearing full recovery and the end of their quarantine period.
~ The end of March in Taco Island brought a sign-up thread for Werewolf 66 which will be carried out in April. Hopefully the ongoing North Taco Island skunk problem won’t throw the beast off the scent.

XKI Game-Side


March’s poll of the month asked Islanders what we really, really like.

March’s curated RMB posts (almost) ignore the elephant in the room:

surely someone offers this essential service
Is that a prerequisite?
Includes baseball, so not entirely bad news
props
Wait..what?
ba-dum-tis
Everybody!
Waaaait for it

WA Affairs



Mar 2, 2020 GA Oceanic Hazardous Waste Disposal Ban: A reworking of previously failed legislation barring the disposal of hazardous waste in oceans and their tributaries.
Author: Nagatar Karumuttu Chettiar
Note: A Legality Challenge was issued against this proposal, citing contradiction with existing legislation. The GA Secretariat supported this challenge, deeming the resolution illegal.
Result: Resolution withdrawn

Mar 3, 2020 SC Liberate The East Pacific: A tongue-in-cheek faux liberation drafted by the region’s Delegate
Author: Marrabuk
10000 Islands discussion on this resolution: Link
Regional vote: For 1 | Against 11 | Delegate’s Prerogative 0
Delegate vote: Against (weight 381)
Final WA vote: For 6697 (43%) | Against 8734 (57%)
Result: Failed to pass

Mar 6, 2020 GA Repeal Promotion of Recycling: Seeking to remove previously passed legislation mandating measures for national recycling programs.
Author: Biscany
10000 Islands discussion on this resolution: Link
Regional vote: For 1 | Against 3 | Delegate’s Prerogative 1
Delegate vote: Against (weight 385)
Final WA vote: For 3021 (19%) | Against 12832 (81%)
Result: Failed to pass

Mar 12, 2020 SC Commend Kindjal: An appeal to commend the target for exceptional achievements in statistical gameplay.
Author: Bormiar
10000 Islands discussion on this resolution: Link
Regional vote: For 5 | Against 4 | Delegate’s Prerogative 1
Delegate vote: For (weight 380)
Final WA vote: For 10821 (72%) | Against 4209 (28%)
Result: Passed Mar 15, becoming SCR#298

Mar 13, 2020 GA Disease Naming Compact: Seeking to harmonize international nomenclature of disease strains via existing WA health organizations.
Author: Tinhampton
10000 Islands discussion on this resolution: Link
Regional vote: For 3 | Against 9 | Delegate’s Prerogative 1 | Abstain 1
Delegate vote: Against (weight 380)
Final WA vote: For 8493 (54%) | Against 7209 (46%)
Result: Passed Mar 16, becoming GAR#484

Mar 17, 2020 SC Commend Cormactopia Prime: Citing the nation’s contributions to their region, WA authorship, and community leadership.
Author: Jakker City
10000 Islands discussion on this resolution: Link
Regional vote: For 0 | Against 7 | Delegate’s Prerogative 7
Delegate vote: Against (weight 368)
Final WA vote: For 4244 (32%) | Against 8899 (68%)
Result: Failed to pass

Mar 17, 2020 GA Interference-Causing Equipment Standards Act: Outlining restrictions on devices specifically designed to interfere with normal operation of electronics, and measures for proper shielding between devices.
Author: Greater Cesnica
10000 Islands discussion on this resolution: Link
Regional vote: For 7 | Against 4 | Delegate’s Prerogative 1
Delegate vote: For (weight 368)
Final WA vote: For 3502 (24%) | Against 10960 (76%)
Result: Failed to pass

Mar 21, 2020 GA On The Health and Financial Well-being of Workers: Proposing partial financial compensation for workers forced to take sick leave, bereavement leave, or leave for the birth of a child
Author: Cosmosplosion
10000 Islands discussion on this resolution: Link
Regional vote: For 1 | Against 5 | Delegate’s Prerogative 5
Delegate vote: Against (weight 370)
Final WA vote: For 6800 (45%) | Against 8317 (55%)
Result: Failed to pass

Mar 24, 2020 SC Condemn Cormactopia Prime: Partner piece to the previous commendation, from the same author this time seeking to commend the target for nefarious deeds.
Author: Jakker City
10000 Islands discussion on this resolution: Link
Regional vote: For 2 | Against 8 | Delegate’s Prerogative 2
Delegate vote: Against (weight 373)
Final WA vote: For 3308 (25%) | Against 10106 (75%)
Result: Failed to pass

Mar 25, 2020 GA Repeal Disease Naming Compact: Seeking to repeal legislation passed earlier in the month, citing unnecessary bureaucracy
Author: Gorundu
10000 Islands discussion on this resolution: Link
Regional vote: For 11 | Against 1 | Delegate’s Prerogative 0
Delegate vote: For (weight 376)
Final WA vote: For 12939 (87%) | Against 2006 (13%)
Result: Passed Mar 29, becoming GAR#485

Meet A Nation Interview


This month we had the exceptional good fortune of finding 10000 Islands’ WA Delegate Kuriko with a few minutes to spare, and a willingness to answer some questions. While this is the March report, given the recent election as WA Sec-Gen, we added a follow-up question last week..

In addition to being XKI Delegate and newly elected WA Secretary-General, Kuriko is also XKI Chief of Staff, Registrar-General, overseer of Foreign Affairs, TITO Knight and former Tactical Officer,and currently holds the record for most Security Council resolutions passed.


THX: You’ve spent many years in NationStates. What is the most significant change to the game since you started?
Kuri: I think the single biggest change was the addition of Cards. And what a great change that was!!
THX: While you’ve been Delegate in XKI, you’ve been unable to actively participate in Defending activities. Do you ever get itchy to get involved again?
Kuri: I definitely do get itchy but being able to participate in planning takes part of that itch off. Just because I'm WA locked doesn't mean I'm not defending in some way. As to me returning to active defending, that's a definitive yes.
THX: What does your recent election as WA Sec-Gen mean to you?
Kuri: The result of the Secretary-General election meant a lot to me, especially because I had good competitors the whole way. It actually gives me a real chance to lead by example and try to make a difference in the WA even if it's a small one.
THX: You are the most successful author of SC resolutions and deeply engaged in the Security Council. What do you think could be different there?
Kuri: There are certain standards within the SC that I believe have merit, such as not self-commending and the content of a proposal being good. Other aspects need change I feel, and that is opening up the SC to more than just Game Players.
THX: What about this game keeps you here?
Kuri: I think what keeps me here more than anything is the community. Outside of NS I'm not a very social person, but the community on NS is wonderful.
THX: Talk about your relationship with fire.
Kuri: Well, as many might not know I am a volunteer firefighter for my home town. Up until the COVID outbreak I was in the middle of getting my State Fire I/II certification in order to be trained at an officer level, and in order to go into a burning building to save lives. But since the COVID outbreak that course was put on hold, and I don't know when we'll be able to resume it again.
THX: In a few months you will be obliged by XKI law to resign as Delegate, what are your plans in the region afterwards?
Kuri: My plans aren't that big to be honest. I still plan on staying in TITO and holding to my Registrar-General duties. I think Registrar-General, Ambassador, and Emissary may be the only government level positions I may hold for quite some time to come.



Until next month, your 10KI Update Staff is signing off - THX1138

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Emissary Report - April 2020

Postby 10000 Islands Foreign Affairs » Fri May 15, 2020 7:15 pm

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10000 Islands Emissary Update


Date: April 2020
Population: 3285
Delegate Endorsements: 866
Forum: http://10000islands.proboards.com/
Discord: https://discord.gg/mw27pug
Twitter: https://twitter.com/the10000islands

TITO Command

Has your region been invaded, or do you want to get in touch with TITO? If so, contact one of the following nations:
~Chief Executive: Markanite.
~Field Commander: Kanta Hame.
~Tactical Officers: Shy Guyia, Smugglers and Mercs (EF), Mingulay Isle, THX1138.
~Executive Officers: Hakketomat, Aschente
~Technical Liaisons: Kortexia, Aschente.


Government


As of this report’s publication, the Government of 10000 Islands consists of:
~Chief Executive: Markanite
~WA Delegate: Kuriko
~Senator for Blue Canaria North (Emissary Report): Pelanesomunk
~Senator for Lyonnesse East (Houses): The United Royal Islands of Euramathania
~Senator for New Republica South (Debates and Discussions): HN67
~Senator for Himes West (RP): Marxist Germany
~Minister of Labor: HumanSanity
~Minister of Immigration: THX1138
~Minister of Education: The Tasmanian Islands

Information about other government officials of 10000 Islands can be found here.

New Government Appointments


~ 10000 Islands newest Ambassador to The Rejected Realms is Grea Kriopia. Eastern New England will serve as XKI Emissary to New West Indies. Wille-Harlia was appointed Emissary to Hartfelden. Congratulations to all three on their new appointments, and, kudos to Foreign Affairs maven Kuriko and XKI Minister of Labor HumanSanity who have now filled all diplomatic positions in the region.
~ Regional Cultural Officer HumanSanity brought on several new Office Assistants to aid in the development of regional events and ongoing projects. Welcome to the Culture Team Rovid-9, Constantinolia, Wille-Harlia, South Orwelland, and Valentian Elysium.
~ Dedicated Islander Eastern New England was appointed 10000 Islands WA Secretary by Chief Executive Markanite
~ The multi-talented Grea Kriopia was selected as 10000 Islands Secretary of State and will be supporting Kuriko in the WA Sec-Gen role and maintaining regular WA voting polls on the XKI forum.
~ Regional super-administrator Paffnia has been named Deputy Regional Reserve Chair
~ Gaming User Marxist Germany, Krystalveil, and HumanSanity have been appointed as RMB RP Moderators for the newly created XKI RP region A Taco Archipelago

A New Home for XKI Fast Roleplay


With the dramatic influx of new nations to the game after the Reddit boom earlier this year, the Council of Nine sought a creative solution to the accommodation of those newer nations that crave a quicker style of RP than TGs and the forum could allow. Not wanting ongoing RP to choke the regional RMB, the decision was reached to create an RMB-only region, with an embassy and RMB access exclusive to 10000 Islands residents.

Thus, A Taco Archipelago was born, and just in time for the latest wave of new nations in April, courtesy of Youtuber Drew. After a short period of transition and a few growing pains, the new region’s RMB is thriving with RP activity, international intrigue, murders, poisonings, skirmishes , and trade agreements. Lore in the region is growing at an exponential rate, and with such easy access and a welcoming core of RPers, early results suggest A Taco Archipelago will become a significant part of the 10000 Islands landscape.


10000 Islands Population Explosion


First and foremost, congratulations and sincere thanks must be extended to 10000 Islands’ exceptional Recruiting Team all of whom burned the midnight oil throughout April to tackle both of the Youtube waves of new nations to the game. The results of those efforts speak for themselves. At the start of April, XKI’s population was 1464 nations, by the end of the month 2761 nations were calling XKI home. Total new nations joining 10000 Islands during April was 1297. While there will no doubt be a downturn as the uncommitted nations begin to CTE (any day now) the region is anticipating good retention, thanks to a broad scope of engaging regional activities.

Around the Islands


~ Recent arrival to XKI Constantinolia was named April’s Featured Nation. Constantinolia has joined the XKI Cultural Team and is active in the field of NS Card Collecting, boasting the top deck in the region. Congratulations on being selected as Featured Nation by Deputy Minister of Education Sargon Reman
~ Nations Grea Kriopia and Controlitia have been appointed as members of regional Community Watch to provide more moderation and greater security in light of the huge increase in new nations.
~ Cultural Officer HumanSanity hosted a variety of Interviews with prominent NationStates players as part of the 10000 Islands Best Flag and Motto Competition. Voting in the competition has now ended, and the winning flags and mottos can be viewed at the bottom of this dispatch
~ Senior Senator for Himes West and regional RP Czar (Gaming User) Marxist Germany held the April Trade Pacts Competition where nations sought to engage others in mutual trade agreements. The winning entry Liberal Understand and Agreement on Commerce featured agreements between nations Paffnia, HumanSanity, The United Royal Islands of Euramathania, Dorab, Jabberwocky], and Tuga Nation. Congratulations to the winners, as well as to runner-up Trade Pact Perria International.
~ Congratulations also to Senator for Blue Canaria North Pelanesomunk who was selected as April’s Q2 Rookie of the Quarter. Pel has been quite active in the region, was appointed interim Senator for BCN, joining TITO, and being awarded top recruiter for March. Well done!.
~ Cartographer-General Paffnia launched the new Islands Space Programme, focusing initially on lunar exploration, and allowing nations to invest their hard-earned Tacos on the components and technology required to establish bases on the newly crafted moon-map. This program leaves infinite room for expansion into the wider galaxy and will provide years of adventure for XKI residents.
~ WA Delegate Kuriko announced a weekend visit to embassy region India. A variety of Islanders popped over to their RMB and Discord to say ‘Namaste’ during the event, and RMB exchanges between the two regions extended well beyond the weekend.
~ With the many hundreds of new nations arriving on the region’s shores in April, a variety of live RMB Q and A sessions were coordinated by Minister of Labor HumanSanity. Prominent Islanders and government officials took to the RMB to answer questions, provide guidance and welcome newcomers to the region. Thanks to Markanite, Kuriko, (Gaming User)Marxist Germany, Kanta Hame, THX1138, The Tasmanian Islands, HumanSanity, HN67, Paffnia, and Jabberwocky for guiding these essential orientation sessions.
~ Chief Executive Markanite proudly recognized two prominent nations with Awards in April: For their ongoing work on the front lines in the fight against Covid-19, health care professional Tuga Nation was awarded the 10000 Islands Purple Heart for outstanding bravery. To honour their recent election as WA Secretary General, and in recognition of their ongoing service to the region and the wider game, WA Delegate Kuriko was presented with The 10000 Islands Legion of Merit medal. Kuriko received yet more recognition from the International community, as outlined below:

WA Affairs


Congratulations to 10000 Islands Delegate Kuriko, who completed an exceptional run of success in April by receiving overwhelming support for Commendation by the Security Council. Congratulations as well to Markanite who co-authored the successful commendation. Also present among April’s XKI resolution authors was (Gaming User) Marxist Germany

Apr 01, 2020 SC Condemn This Game: An April Fools Day gag resolution playing on the similarity between ‘this game’ as it refers to NS, and the name of an existing region.
Author: Lord Dominator
10000 Islands discussion on this resolution: Link
Regional vote: For 2 | Against 9
Delegate vote: Against (weight 386)
Final WA vote: For 10540 (67%) | Against 5202 (33%)
Result: Passed Apr 4, becoming SCR#299

Apr 10, 2020 SC Commend Kuriko: Citing the target’s involvement in R/D, WA authorship, and service as regional Delegate
Author: Agalaesia
10000 Islands discussion on this resolution: Link
Regional vote: For 6 | Against 1 | Abstain 9
Delegate vote: Abstain
Final WA vote: For 12251 (80%) | Against 3068 (20%)
Result: Passed Apr 14, becoming SCR#300

Apr 14, 2020 SC Condemn Nations Creating Regions For SC Props: Another gag SC proposal playing off the April Fools idea, and seeking to condemn a region created for the sole purpose of this exercise.
Author: Davelands
10000 Islands discussion on this resolution: Link
Regional vote: For 2 | Against 11 | Abstain 1
Delegate vote: Against
Final WA vote: For 1561 (9%) | Against 15041 (91%)
Result: Failed to pass

Apr 18, 2020 SC Repeal “Condemn This Game”: For the purpose of revoking the April Fools Day gag resolution.
Author: Morover
10000 Islands discussion on this resolution: Link
Regional vote: For 11 | Against 0
Delegate vote: For
Final WA vote: For 12631 (59%) | Against 8886 (41%)
Result: Passed Apr 22, becoming SCR#301

Apr 20, 2020 GA Prevention Of Forced Sterilisation: Seeking to limit nations in the practice of sterilizing their citizens, particularly as a response to a criminal act or as a means to control population.
Author: Maowi
10000 Islands discussion on this resolution: Link
Regional vote: For 14 | Against 0
Delegate vote: For (weight 673)
Final WA vote: For 20764 (87%) | Against 2989 (13%)
Result: Passed Apr 24, becoming GAR#486

Apr 22, 2020 SC Commend The Holy Principality of Saint Mark: Highlighting the target’s engagement in multiple regions, diplomatic work, and journalistic contributions to NS.
Author: The Unified Missourtama States
10000 Islands discussion on this resolution: Link
Regional vote: For 7 | Against 2 | Abstain 4
Delegate vote: For (weight 705)
Final WA vote: For 16164 (71%) | Against 6701 (29%)
Result: Passed Apr 26, becoming SCR#302

Apr 24, 2020 GA On Marijuana: An effort to harmonize permissive international law around cannabis use, as well as providing clemency for those previously convicted of marijuana related crime.
Author: Vhaovamer
10000 Islands discussion on this resolution: Link
Regional vote: For 4 | Against 12 | Abstain 1
Delegate vote: Against (weight 715)
Final WA vote: For 5952 (25%) | Against 17433 (75%)
Result: Failed to pass.

Apr 26, 2020 SC Condemn Deruuu: An IC resolution seeking to condemn the target for bringing server-overwhelming traffic to the NS server
Author: A Mean Old Man
10000 Islands discussion on this resolution: Link
Regional vote: For 3 | Against 13
Delegate vote: Against (weight 736)
Final WA vote: For 2169 (91%) | Against 21214 (9%)
Result: Failed to pass

Apr 28, 2020 SC Repeal "Reproductive Freedoms": An effort to rescind existing legislation providing unfettered access to abortion throughout the WA realm.
Author: Marxist Germany
10000 Islands discussion on this resolution: Link
Regional vote: For 6 | Against 12 |
Delegate vote: Against (weight 796)
Final WA vote: For 5730 (23%) | Against 19114 (77%)
Result: Failed to pass

XKI Game-Side


This month’s curated collection of RMB posts offer a glimpse into one (very busy) day in the life of 10000 Islands, as the new nations poured in...

Priorities
We think so too
Kuriko would agree
THIIIIS???
Thanks for spoiling our party, Drew
Herd world problems
Armstrong? Young? You’ll have to be more specific
The RMB has that effect
A friend indeed

April’s Regional Poll of The Month by Woonsocket was a little something to sink your teeth into


10000 Islands Best Flag and Motto Competition Winning Entries


As mentioned in the Around The Islands section of this dispatch, 10000 Islands hosted an International Flag and Motto Competition in April. After several rounds of qualifying voting, the final round of voting revealed the most popular flag.

Congratulations to Penguin Dictators of Wintreath on having the most popular flag, and taking first prize
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The runner up prize was awarded to This nation does not exist owned by prominent Islander Shy Guyia
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Winner of Best Motto was nation The Element of Surprise with the motto ”Didn’t See That Coming”. Congratulations to Paffnia who owns the nation, and took first prize.

The runner-up for best motto was Dabberwocky of The United Federations with their nation Elon Musk and motto ”No Rights, No Worries”


Until next month, your 10KI Update Staff is signing off - THX1138

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Postby Honeydewistania » Fri May 15, 2020 10:51 pm

Final WA vote: For 2169 (91%) | Against 21214 (9%)

Huh


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Postby Daytime to Night » Sat May 16, 2020 2:13 am

Thanks 10KI! I think we'll allow you one typo :P

Amazing to see how well you guys made the most of the population boom, really enjoyed watching the orientation work from afar :)
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Postby Lyrical International Brigade » Sat May 16, 2020 2:34 pm

10000 Islands Foreign Affairs wrote:March’s curated RMB posts (almost) ignore the elephant in the room:

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Includes baseball, so not entirely bad news


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Delegate Kuriko of 10000 Islands and Delegate Marrabuk of The East Pacific hashing out final details of the Treaty of the Waxing Moon

Announcing the Treaty of the Waxing Moon


Diplomats from 10000 Islands and The East Pacific, recognizing the two regions' history of friendship and appreciation for each other's traditions, governments, and communities, have negotiated the Treaty of the Waxing Moon and it has been ratified by the Council of Nine and Magisterium respectively. The Treaty of the Waxing Moon recognizes each region's respective regional government, contains provisions for mutual defense against enemies foreign or domestic, and has each party agree to respect the sovereignty of the other region's embassy partners. It is the belief of both parties that the Treaty of the Waxing Moon will codify and continue an era of cooperation between the two regions.

Now that this chapter of XKI-TEP history is written, ghostwriter Kuriko tried her very best to avoid Marrabuk hosting an all-too-Marra party in Council of Nine chambers with little success, fortunately HumanSanity and Avinitis intervened to convince Marrabuk that instead of a weekend binge the theme of the party should be joint agreement that Libertanny is smelly and procured a sufficient quantity of cake to curb each of the Delegates' worse tendencies.

Treaty of the Waxing Moon

Article I: Mutual Recognition

Signatories recognize the Government of The East Pacific, as established by the Concordat, and the Council of Nine as the respective official governments of The East Pacific and 10000 Islands.

Article II: Diplomatic Relations

To ensure continuing diplomatic relations the Signatories shall maintain in-game embassies on Nationstates.net, off-site embassies on their respective regional forums, and diplomatic representatives within each other's region, to the best of their abilities.

Article III. Non-Aggression, Mutual Defense and Intelligence

Section 1. Signatories shall not:

(a) engage in any military hostilities against the home region of the other Signatory;

(b) engage in any military hostilities against an embassy region of the other Signatory, including providing military assistance to another military doing so, unless said embassy region has declared a state of war or engaged in hostilities against either Signatory or an embassy region thereof;

(c) attempt directly or indirectly, or give any form of support to, a coup d’état or any other acts of subversion against the legitimate recognized government of the other Signatory;

(d) in any way commit acts of espionage, subterfuge or other subversive operations against the legitimate recognized government of the other Signatory, or any of the other Signatory's off-site properties.

Section 2. Signatories shall:

(a) provide military assistance in case of a military attack against the home region of the other Signatory;

(b) provide to each other intelligence, on a need-to-know basis, on any of the hostilities or actions, or potential hostilities or actions, including by third parties, as listed under Section I of this Article, unless doing so would violate applicable laws, or the terms of service for NationStates or said Signatory's forum provider, or unduly compromise said signatory's sources of information. If this intelligence relates to actions of the other Signatory's Delegate, then it will be provided to the Viziers of The East Pacific or the Chief Executive of 10000 Islands;

(c) keep any shared intelligence confidential on a need-to-know basis within the signatory's government and make public intelligence on terms mutually agreed upon by the other signatory.

Article IV: Ratification and Termination

Section 1. This treaty shall be ratified by completion of the respective legal process in each region, and each Signatory shall record the complete text of this treaty in its appropriate record-keeping place.

Section 2. Either Signatory can terminate this treaty in writing to the other Signatory, providing at least three days advance notice to the other Signatory, such termination not constituting an act of war or a hostility by the terminating region.
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Emissary Report - May 2020

Postby 10000 Islands Foreign Affairs » Sat Jun 13, 2020 7:38 pm

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10000 Islands Emissary Update


Date: May 2020
Population: 2533
Delegate Endorsements: 774
Forum: http://10000islands.proboards.com/
Discord: https://discord.gg/mw27pug

TITO Command

Has your region been invaded, or do you want to get in touch with TITO? If so, contact one of the following nations:
~Chief Executive: Markanite.
~Field Commander: Kanta Hame.
~Tactical Officers: Shy Guyia, Smugglers and Mercs (EF), Mingulay Isle, THX1138.
~Executive Officers: Aschente, Hakketomat.

Government


As of this reportís publication, the Government of 10000 Islands consists of:
~Chief Executive: Markanite
~WA Delegate: Kuriko
~Senior Senator for Blue Canaria North (Emissary Report): Grea Kriopia
~Senator for Lyonnesse East (Houses): The United Royal Islands of Euramathania
~Senator for New Republica South (Debates and Discussions): Controlitia
~Senator for Himes West (RP): Marxist Germany
~Minister of Labor: HumanSanity
~Minister of Immigration: THX1138
~Minister of Education: The Tasmanian Islands

Information about other government officials of 10000 Islands can be found here.
May Elections


Scheduled elections took place in May for the positions of Senator for New Republica South and Senator for Blue Canaria North.

Controlitia of MSPP defeated Dorab of WIP with 32 votes to 28 to become Senator of New Republica South.

Grea Kriopia of MSPP defeated Shy Guyia, an Independent, with 47 votes to 17 to become Senator of Blue Canaria North

XKI thanks Pelanesomunk and HN67 for the previous service. Congratulations to the winning candidates!

Additional Government Changes


~ Some new faces joined the FA team as Valars was appointed Emissary to Warzone Sandbox and Wille-Harlia was appointed Emissary to Independent Order as XKI opened new embassies with both regions.
~ The Cultural Office continued to grow as HumanSanity hired Klick Klack and Free Las Pinas as Cultural Office Assistants.
~ Additionally, Wille-Harlia was hired as Deputy Cartographer General to help out Paffnia with the regional map.
~ Delegate Kuriko and Tuga Nation were both hired as Account Maskers to help with the uptick in forum activity.
~ Xeknos, Vivolkha, Liberdon, and Anisopterra were all hired as a new batch of Official Endorsers to encourage WA members to endorse the Delegate.
Around the Islands


~ In May, XKI broke its all-time population record from 2013, reaching a peak of 3,230 nations! Chief Executive Markanite made it rain free tacos to Islanders in a week-long celebration. Strong thanks to all of our hard-working recruiters who helped out!
~ May's Featured Nation selected by the Ministry of Education was Thedairos. Relative newcomer Thedairos has been an active TITO member and an overall friendly presence in XKI, congrats Thed!
~ With the spike in population, our Welcome Buddies reached out to nearly 1500 new Islanders in May to help guide new nations through their first NS experiences. Welcome to all of our new nations and fantastic work done by our Welcoming Buddies!
~ Cultural Officer HumanSanity helped XKI join in on The North Pacific's monthly card pull event by contributing a S1 Kozmix and S2 Alkasia to the pull lineup which also included S1 Anime Daisuki, S1 Solorni, and S2 Testlandia. No luck for Islanders this time around, but still lots of fun!
~ XKI was invited to the Mafia Universe WW World Championship once again and resident WW expert Aersoldorf stepped up to represent XKI. We wish him the best of luck and will be cheering him on from the stands!
~ At the end of May, the Cultural Office announced the first ever XKI Summer Olympics put together by Olympic Directors HumanSanity and Grea Kriopia, which will host a series of regional events and contests during the month of June. Some events include an issue writing contest, a card farming competition, and a Resistance game. Best of luck to each team and warm thanks to all of our guest judges!
XKI Game-Side


May's regional poll by Woonsocket asked Islanders what they hold near and dear in life.

This month’s RMB posts show what's really on Islander's minds during quarantine...

RMB = Fightclub
*UFO noises*
Quarantine workouts
Hang on a minute...
NS pickup lines
RMB Conspiracies
Horrifying revelations
Healthy eating habits

WA Affairs


May 02, 2020 GA Ban on the Administration of Unwanted Substances: Seeking to prevent the unconsentual administration of substances to protect bodily autonomy.
Author: Morover
10000 Islands discussion on this resolution: Link
Regional vote: For 8 | Against 4
Delegate vote: For (weight 836)
Final WA vote: For 14543 (61.5%) | Against 9120 (38.5%)
Result: Passed May 6, becoming GAR#487

May 04, 2020 SC Commend Almonaster Nuevo: Based on the target's extensive graphic design work, dedication to the NationStates Worlds Fair, and service in the region of Canada.
Author: Makdon
10000 Islands discussion on this resolution: Link
Regional vote: For 17 | Against 0
Delegate vote: For (weight 842)
Final WA vote: For 21925 (90.3%) | Against 2358 (9.7%)
Result: Passed May 8, becoming SCR#304

May 06, 2020 GA Standards for International Road Freight: An effort to harmonize international road freight regulations and requirements in all member states.
Author: The New Sicilian State
10000 Islands discussion on this resolution: Link
Regional vote: For 3 | Against 11 | Abstain 1
Delegate vote: Against (weight 843)
Final WA vote: For 3996 (18%) | Against 18210 (82%)
Result: Failed to pass.

May 08, 2020 SC Condemn Psychotic Dictatorships: Seeking to condemn the target nation (IC) for its disregard of the World Assembly and crimes against humanity.
Author: Morover
10000 Islands discussion on this resolution: Link
Regional vote: For 13 | Against 2
Delegate vote: For (weight 854)
Final WA vote: For 18009 (59%) | Against 3390 (41%)
Result: Passed May 12, becoming SCR#305

May 10, 2020 GA Repeal “Data Protection Accord”: An effort to revoke existing legislation on regulating data usage and collection.
Author: United Cats of America
10000 Islands discussion on this resolution: Link
Regional vote: For 0 | Against 13
Delegate vote: Against (weight 866)
Final WA vote: For 3409 (14%) | Against 20886 (86%)
Result: Failed to pass

May 12, 2020 SC Commend Audioslavia: Highlighting the target’s engagement in (IC) international sports leagues and sports journalism.
Author: Electrum
10000 Islands discussion on this resolution: Link
Regional vote: For 11 | Against 0
Delegate vote: For (weight 864)
Final WA vote: For 22372 (93.8%) | Against 1489 (6.2%)
Result: Passed May 16, becoming SCR#306

May 14, 2020 GA Requiring Promulgation of National Laws: An effort to require law promulgation to increase civic awareness.
Author: Sancta Romana Ecclesia
10000 Islands discussion on this resolution: Link
Regional vote: For 11 | Against 3
Delegate vote: For (weight 855)
Final WA vote: For 9420 (41.4%) | Against 13342 (58.6%)
Result: Failed to pass.

May 16, 2020 SC Condemn Auphelia: Seeking to condemn the target for (IC) unchecked crimes against humanity.
Author: Aumeltopia
10000 Islands discussion on this resolution: Link
Regional vote: For 7 | Against 7 | Abstain 1
Delegate vote: Abstain (weight 861)
Final WA vote: For 14537 (66%) | Against 7474 (34%)
Result: Passed May 20, becoming SCR#307

May 18, 2020 GA Repeal “Ensuring Safe Syringe Use”: For the purpose of revoking previous legislation on syringe use standards in health care.
Author: Morover
10000 Islands discussion on this resolution: Link
Regional vote: For 6 | Against 9
Delegate vote: Against (weight: 854)
Final WA vote: For 19244 (83.6%) | Against 3770 (16.4%)
Result: Passed May 22, becoming GAR#488

May 20, 2020 SC Commend Candensia: Highlighting the target's work in issue writing, regional service in The Hole to Hide In, and WA legislation.
Author: Fauxia
10000 Islands discussion on this resolution: Link
Regional vote: For 10 | Against 1
Delegate vote: For (weight 844)
Final WA vote: For 18797 (91.5%) | Against 1755 (8.5%)
Result: Passed May 24, becoming SCR#308

May 22, 2020 GA Ethical Treatment of Animals in Research: Seeking to prevent the infliction of harm on animals in research that requires animal experimentation.
Author: Maowi
10000 Islands discussion on this resolution: Link
Regional vote: For 8 | Against 2
Delegate vote: For (weight 846)
Final WA vote: For 18363 (83.3%) | Against 3675 (16.7%)
Result: Passed May 26, becoming GAR#489

May 26, 2020 GA Military Identification Tag Act: Seeking to boost global security by simplifying military personnel identification.
Author: Alba and Cymru
10000 Islands discussion on this resolution: Link
Regional vote: For 13 | Against 1 | Abstain 1
Delegate vote: For (weight 849)
Final WA vote: For 18296 (85%) | Against 3235 (15%)
Result: Passed May 30, becoming GAR#490

May 27, 2020 SC Commend Vilita and Turori: Seeking to commend the target's (IC) achievements in international sports leagues and work in hosting/creating international sports leagues.
Author: Francois Isidore
10000 Islands discussion on this resolution: Link
Regional vote: For 10 | Against 0 | Abstain 1
Delegate vote: For (weight 842)
Final WA vote: For 18064 (90.9%) | Against 1818 (9.1%)
Result: Passed May 31, becoming SCR#309

May 30, 2020 GA Restrictions on Blood Sports: An effort to promote moral decency through regulating blood sports in terms of safety.
Author: Honeydewistania
10000 Islands discussion on this resolution: Link
Regional vote: For 4 | Against 10
Delegate vote: Against (weight 826)
Final WA vote: For 8972 (43.7%) | Against 11554 (56.3%)
Result: Failed to pass

Meet A Nation Interview


In this edition, we have the distinct pleasure to sit down and talk with an Islander who has been with us for a long time but only recently returned from a few years absence. Controlitia has in the past served in TITO Command and on the Council of Nine and currently serves as the newly elected Senator for New Republica South and as a TITO Knight.

GK: To start things off, do you have an earliest memory of XKI? If not, do you remember how you joined NS/XKI?

Control: I don’t really have a concrete earliest memory, but I do remember how I joined both NS and XKI. I joined NS because I came across Lexicon in a public library and liked it. When I looked into Max Barry more, I found out about NationStates. I played it for a bit and then started to get bored with just the one nation (Fosfjapias, named by keysmashing) and created a couple puppets to try for specific government types. One of those puppets got a recruiting telegram from Markanite that included some information about TITO, so I sent that puppet to XKI to join in and all of a sudden it was my main.

GK: So what made you decide to come back to NS after being away for a few years?

Control: I thought about checking in on XKI after years away due to the pandemic, but I rejoined because I wasn’t in college anymore. One of the main reasons that I CTE’d was that I was busy with schoolwork and clubs and such and didn’t have much time for NationStates. I was also usually in class at minor and doing homework or hanging out with friends at major, so I didn’t even have TITO to drive involvement. Now that I work a desk job, I can be around a lot more.

GK: Can you talk about some of the major changes you've noticed in XKI since returning?

Control: One thing that struck me was that politics have gotten more active. In my experience, XKI politics were broadly run along the lines of “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” and people didn’t really look to change much. Politics are much more active today and people are actively looking for things that we can improve and innovate on. You can also see a change in tone from the comments in my yaffice; it’d be a lot harder to see Barry going around and pretending to bribe senators today. It’s also odd to be in an XKI without Grub.

GK: And what about things that haven't changed? Do you feel like there are some aspects of XKI that have pretty much stayed the same?

Control: I feel like Taco Island has not changed much. Still spammy, still fun. XKI as a whole is as welcoming and laid back as ever. I don’t feel like TITO has changed all that much either, which works for me.

GK: I have to ask, with your extensive past work in TITO as a Knight and former member of Command, how does it feel to be back in action?

Control: It’s good to be back in the saddle and working to protect the people of NationStates from unconscionable griefing.

GK: And do you have any sage words of wisdom as an experienced player to newer nations?

Control: NationStates is what you make of it, so get involved but don’t overcommit. It’ll be boring if you let it be boring, it’ll be overwhelming if you get overinvolved. Find your sweet spot and it’s a great game.

GK: Lastly, can you describe XKI in a single word?

Control: Welcoming.

Until next month, your 10KI Update Staff is signing off - Grea Kriopia

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Postby Honeydewistania » Sat Jun 13, 2020 8:51 pm

Four people voted for my proposal? Gang shit.


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Postby Kuriko » Wed Aug 26, 2020 12:02 pm

Greetings my fellow NS members. As some of you may have heard, today 10000 Islands was targeted by a person impersonating a member of our Discord moderation team. This impersonator was able to gain access to our entire discord server by impersonating an offline moderator, to the detriment of our region.

This impersonator, once having access to our server, engaged in a destructive action that left our entire server destroyed. All information within our server since it was created in late 2016/early 2017 has been destroyed and is beyond retrieval. Over a dozen members of our server were also banned by them, and we are working on contacting them in order to re-invite them. We ask that the community please have patience while we work go fix what has been destroyed, and if you know anything please contact us.

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Postby Heaveria » Wed Aug 26, 2020 12:27 pm

I’m sorry to see your records deleted. It’s a shame how much damage a troll can cause. At the same time, someone came to our server attempting to impersonate a moderator as well.

There seemed to be a good response all around NS with everyone sharing the news to prevent damage. Nonetheless, XKI will be able to make many new records and memories. :hug:
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Sebero Sree
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Ex-Nation

Postby Sebero Sree » Wed Aug 26, 2020 12:44 pm

So sorry to hear this! Caer Sidi just went through something similar recently. Perpetrators of such attacks against offsite property are extremely vile and reprehensible! I wish the community of 10000 Islands the best as they recover from this cowardly attack on them. Stay strong!
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Postby Wymondham » Wed Aug 26, 2020 12:56 pm

Good lord.
It's horrible to hear this, no Community should ever be put through such an ordeal and my hest goes out to y'all in XKI alongside a sincere expression of hope and belief that y'all will come back stronger than ever before from this
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Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby New Rogernomics » Wed Aug 26, 2020 1:00 pm

Certainly an unfortunate situation, best wishes in re-building your discord.
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August
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Anarchy

Postby August » Wed Aug 26, 2020 1:07 pm

This sort of thing is truly painful to see--partially because of the scale of the loss, and partially because of how avoidable it is. As a founder myself, losing all our offsite history would make me want to quit for good. For that reason, I have put a lot of time into fighting this sort of thing.

I operate a Discord bot that a) makes impersonation completely impossible, and b) allows for the backing up and restoration of all aspects of a server. It may be little consolation now that the damage has been done, but I want to help make sure these attacks can be prevented and mitigated going forward. I would be happy to assist you in implementing security and backup measures.

I should also mention that the perpetrator has been placed on the Watchlist and will be automatically banned from any Watchlist-enabled server they enter.
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