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[PASSED] On the Supremacy of the Potato

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[PASSED] On the Supremacy of the Potato

Postby The Salaxalans » Tue Sep 13, 2022 5:06 pm

Greetings Security Council! You all may know me for one or two potato-related things... Well, now I have a potato declaration for you! What do you think?

Thank you to Lamoni and Hulldom for help with figuring out and writing the "PRAISING" clause.

On the Supremacy of the Potato


KNOWING that potatoes are ovoid tubers that can be cooked in a variety of ways beloved by many, such as boiling them, mashing them, and sticking them in a stew,

PRAISING the vast variety of potato-based dishes enjoyed by peoples from the regions of the world, from hearty and delicious soups and stews to spudly delights like bakes and roasts,

RECOGNIZING that a group known as the Potato Alliance has gathered together one of the largest forces ever seen and performed spectacularly during occasional nuclear wars, for example during two wars being absolutely crushed beyond the point of no return, yet managing miraculously to rise from the dead,

ACKNOWLEDGING that Secretary-General of the World Assembly Kuriko and Vice Secretary-General The Salaxalans promised two potatoes to everyone as a central part of their campaign for office,

NOTING that the campaign promise was filled when two potatoes were attached to each missile launched during the aforementioned nuclear wars, a method known as “Direct Potato Distribution”,

RECALLING that in a recent trade fair, potatoes were the only foodstuff and form of humanitarian aid available for trading, something that confirms their superiority,

AWARE that national leaders frequently face a starchy conundrum, a surplus of potatoes, referred to as “A Hot Potato”,

AWESTRUCK at the fact that of the many thousands of pieces of international artwork known to exist, at least 537 have been identified as including potatoes and collected by Vice Secretary-General The Salaxalans,

CERTAIN that potatoes will continue to feature prominently in future events,

CELEBRATING that potatoes are known to all as a symbol of friendship and unity,

NOTING that next to the issue of declaring an official food, all other business before the World Assembly is small potatoes,

HEREBY declares the potato the official food of the World Assembly.

On Potatoes


KNOWING that potatoes are ovoid tubers that can be cooked in a variety of ways beloved by many, such as boiling them, mashing them, and sticking them in a stew,

PRAISING the vast variety of potato-based dishes enjoyed by peoples from the regions of the world, from hearty and delicious soups and stews to spudly delights like bakes and roasts,

RECOGNIZING that a group known as the Potato Alliance has gathered together more nations than any other and performed spectacularly during occasional nuclear wars,

ACKNOWLEDGING that Secretary-General of the World Assembly Kuriko and Vice Secretary-General The Salaxalans promised two potatoes to everyone as a central part of their campaign for office,

NOTING that the campaign promise was filled when two potatoes were attached to each missile launched during the aforementioned nuclear wars, a method known as “Direct Potato Distribution”,

RECALLING that in a recent trade fair, potatoes were the only foodstuff and form of humanitarian aid available for trading, something that confirms their superiority,

AWARE that national leaders frequently face a starchy conundrum, a surplus of potatoes, referred to as “A Hot Potato”,

AWESTRUCK at the fact that of the many thousands of pieces of international artwork known to exist, at least 537 have been identified as including potatoes and collected by Vice Secretary-General The Salaxalans,

CERTAIN that potatoes will continue to feature prominently in future events,

CELEBRATING that potatoes are known to all as a symbol of friendship and unity,

HEREBY declares the potato the official food of the World Assembly.
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Postby Hulldom » Tue Sep 13, 2022 5:11 pm

Full. Support. munches on a twice-baked potato
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Postby Magecastle Embassy Building A5 » Tue Sep 13, 2022 5:12 pm

"The Ice mission will have to oppose this. We believe that the people have the right to decide what food they prefer through wise use of their wealth."

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Postby Floofybit » Tue Sep 13, 2022 5:14 pm

Against, potatoes should be the VEGATABLE. You can't represent the WA with one food group (except fruit)
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Postby Lile Ulie Islands » Tue Sep 13, 2022 5:52 pm

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Postby Comfed » Tue Sep 13, 2022 6:52 pm

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Postby Saint Tomas and the Northern Ice Islands » Tue Sep 13, 2022 6:56 pm

Not too keen on the self-inserts, but I like this. Maybe you could go into more details though? Potato Alliance's epic comeback is not just 'performing spectacularly' ;)
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Postby Oblitus Terras » Tue Sep 13, 2022 8:07 pm

The Salaxalans wrote:Greetings Security Council! You all may know me for one or two potato-related things... Well, now I have a potato declaration for you! What do you think?

Thank you to Lamoni and Hulldom for help with figuring out and writing the "PRAISING" clause.

On Potatoes


KNOWING that potatoes are ovoid tubers that can be cooked in a variety of ways beloved by many, such as boiling them, mashing them, and sticking them in a stew,

PRAISING the vast variety of potato-based dishes enjoyed by peoples from the regions of the world, from hearty and delicious soups and stews to spudly delights like bakes and roasts,

RECOGNIZING that a group known as the Potato Alliance has gathered together more nations than any other and performed spectacularly during occasional nuclear wars,

ACKNOWLEDGING that Secretary-General of the World Assembly Kuriko and Vice Secretary-General The Salaxalans promised two potatoes to everyone as a central part of their campaign for office,

NOTING that the campaign promise was filled when two potatoes were attached to each missile launched during the aforementioned nuclear wars, a method known as “Direct Potato Distribution”,

RECALLING that in a recent trade fair, potatoes were the only foodstuff and form of humanitarian aid available for trading, something that confirms their superiority,

AWARE that national leaders frequently face a starchy conundrum, a surplus of potatoes, referred to as “A Hot Potato”,

AWESTRUCK at the fact that of the many thousands of pieces of international artwork known to exist, at least 537 have been identified as including potatoes and collected by Vice Secretary-General The Salaxalans,

CERTAIN that potatoes will continue to feature prominently in future events,

CELEBRATING that potatoes are known to all as a symbol of friendship and unity,

HEREBY declares the potato the official food of the World Assembly.


I fully support this motion, mainly from the historical impact potatoes have towards the population of Ireland proper and how it has managed to be sneaked into other carbs as a side dish, further highlighting its impact on world food culture. Think of it this way, you can eat any variety of potato without being judged upon but when you eat noodles/pasta, rice, bread by itself without a soup, side or spread then you'll be viewed suspiciously. Likewise, the inclusion of potatoes in these dishes complement them well. This is evident as you don't see it the other way around as you don't eat japanese yam/sweet potatoes with a side of any of the afformentioned carbs as well, it is simply unheard of. That is the justification I can see on the food impact.

On towards my overall impressions of this proposal is that, it is a resolution that deserves the spotlight in the debate. In both the practical matter of the resolution and the humourous writing that were put into it, I find it worth to argue that this resolution can pioneer to be one of the many culture-related resolutions that would help shape the identity of the WA and give us better cohesion in adoption a WA hegemony of sorts. To elaborate, united we are in the WA where we are still divided on social issues and geopolitical implications of passing a resolution and yet common folk from all our nations would enjoy a hearty meal of our national dishes completemented with potatoes. It is unifying, it is a cookpot for cultures to share their dishes and it is a way of life for the people here in Spiritus. I may be biased, but I am proud to have at least attempted to justify that this resolution is more than meets the eye to your average reader.

Lest we forget that the success of the N-Day coalition is also due to the fact that potatoes are radioactive. Of which according to our research and experience on Potatology, significantly bolstered our research in nuclear proliferation and deterrence factor(s). It is an undeniable fact that potatoes have played a far more greater role in the WA than any other foods so far and, rightfully so, deserves recognition.

If I were to even offer a proposal to NS as a whole, to include a stat, Potato Reserves or Strategic Reserves, with a description that World Census experts would estimate the amount of potatoes in our doomsday vaults. This is to highlight how important potatoes may potentially be in an post-world apocalypse scenario, as a crop that can be cultivated due to its hardyness. Although, this would be a stretch as to calculate what metrics it would assume and how it relates to nation-building. Nevertheless, potatoes are significantly underappreciated and taken for granted by NS with even Issues not addressing potato-related matters and its impact on a nation's economy.

I would humbly like to thank our delegate, The Salaxalans. For representing us yet again, with this bold resolution. May the debate commence in a fashion that respects the effort of the author(s) and create a fruitful discussion on this proposition.

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Postby Tinhampton » Tue Sep 13, 2022 8:11 pm

The World Assembly does not play favourites among nations or regions; it only Commends or Condemns them. Why should it do the same among carbohydrates - especially from The Salaxalans, NationStates' biggest potato fan? :P
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Postby Minskiev » Tue Sep 13, 2022 8:16 pm

Potatoes are a top 5 food item and the best vegetable so full support
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Postby Rotzka » Tue Sep 13, 2022 8:17 pm

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Postby Windwards » Tue Sep 13, 2022 8:21 pm

In my not-at-all biased opinion, i think this resolution should be passed. Potatoes are high in vitamins, minerals, and fiber. They are also transcend cultures and are almost known worldwide, from Canadian poutine to Chilean corrillana to Danish brændende kærlighed, and that's because they are very versatile, from being boiled to being mashed to being cut up. So, that's why i believe potato is the best vegetable there is, and why i fully support this resolution.
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Postby Astrobolt » Tue Sep 13, 2022 8:35 pm

Not a fan of the word “On” personally. (The title of the proposal doesn’t really explain what the proposal is about.)

Perhaps something along the lines of “Establishing the Superiority of Potatoes”?
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Postby Racoda » Tue Sep 13, 2022 8:40 pm

Astrobolt wrote:Not a fan of the word “On” personally. (The title of the proposal doesn’t really explain what the proposal is about.)

Perhaps something along the lines of “Establishing the Superiority of Potatoes”?

Well, it's (presumably) a Declaration On Potatoes :P

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Potatoes are the best. Definitely got my support! :clap:
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Firmly against and will seek immediate repeal to commemorate the true best foods.
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Postby The Xolbarian Opposition » Wed Sep 14, 2022 5:23 am

The Salaxalans wrote:Greetings Security Council! You all may know me for one or two potato-related things... Well, now I have a potato declaration for you! What do you think?

Thank you to Lamoni and Hulldom for help with figuring out and writing the "PRAISING" clause.

On Potatoes


KNOWING that potatoes are ovoid tubers that can be cooked in a variety of ways beloved by many, such as boiling them, mashing them, and sticking them in a stew,

PRAISING the vast variety of potato-based dishes enjoyed by peoples from the regions of the world, from hearty and delicious soups and stews to spudly delights like bakes and roasts,

RECOGNIZING that a group known as the Potato Alliance has gathered together more nations than any other and performed spectacularly during occasional nuclear wars,

ACKNOWLEDGING that Secretary-General of the World Assembly Kuriko and Vice Secretary-General The Salaxalans promised two potatoes to everyone as a central part of their campaign for office,

NOTING that the campaign promise was filled when two potatoes were attached to each missile launched during the aforementioned nuclear wars, a method known as “Direct Potato Distribution”,

RECALLING that in a recent trade fair, potatoes were the only foodstuff and form of humanitarian aid available for trading, something that confirms their superiority,

AWARE that national leaders frequently face a starchy conundrum, a surplus of potatoes, referred to as “A Hot Potato”,

AWESTRUCK at the fact that of the many thousands of pieces of international artwork known to exist, at least 537 have been identified as including potatoes and collected by Vice Secretary-General The Salaxalans,

CERTAIN that potatoes will continue to feature prominently in future events,

CELEBRATING that potatoes are known to all as a symbol of friendship and unity,

HEREBY declares the potato the official food of the World Assembly.

You have my full support

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Postby Heidgaudr » Wed Sep 14, 2022 8:22 am

As an Idahoan, I am legally obligated to support this.
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Postby Refuge Isle » Wed Sep 14, 2022 8:50 am

Racoda wrote:
Astrobolt wrote:Not a fan of the word “On” personally. (The title of the proposal doesn’t really explain what the proposal is about.)

Perhaps something along the lines of “Establishing the Superiority of Potatoes”?

Well, it's (presumably) a Declaration On Potatoes :P

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Postby Worse California » Wed Sep 14, 2022 8:53 am

:clap:
The Salaxalans wrote:Greetings Security Council! You all may know me for one or two potato-related things... Well, now I have a potato declaration for you! What do you think?

Thank you to Lamoni and Hulldom for help with figuring out and writing the "PRAISING" clause.

On Potatoes


KNOWING that potatoes are ovoid tubers that can be cooked in a variety of ways beloved by many, such as boiling them, mashing them, and sticking them in a stew,

PRAISING the vast variety of potato-based dishes enjoyed by peoples from the regions of the world, from hearty and delicious soups and stews to spudly delights like bakes and roasts,

RECOGNIZING that a group known as the Potato Alliance has gathered together more nations than any other and performed spectacularly during occasional nuclear wars,

ACKNOWLEDGING that Secretary-General of the World Assembly Kuriko and Vice Secretary-General The Salaxalans promised two potatoes to everyone as a central part of their campaign for office,

NOTING that the campaign promise was filled when two potatoes were attached to each missile launched during the aforementioned nuclear wars, a method known as “Direct Potato Distribution”,

RECALLING that in a recent trade fair, potatoes were the only foodstuff and form of humanitarian aid available for trading, something that confirms their superiority,

AWARE that national leaders frequently face a starchy conundrum, a surplus of potatoes, referred to as “A Hot Potato”,

AWESTRUCK at the fact that of the many thousands of pieces of international artwork known to exist, at least 537 have been identified as including potatoes and collected by Vice Secretary-General The Salaxalans,

CERTAIN that potatoes will continue to feature prominently in future events,

CELEBRATING that potatoes are known to all as a symbol of friendship and unity,

HEREBY declares the potato the official food of the World Assembly.

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Postby Lenlyvit » Wed Sep 14, 2022 9:06 am

Wholly support this effort!
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Full support.
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