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[Draft] Sovereignty Directive

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Sovereignty Directive
A resolution to restrict political freedoms in the interest of law and order.
Category: Political Stability Strength: StrongProposed by: The Overmind

The General Assembly,

Finding that it is of paramount importance to the common welfare that national interests be comprehensively subversed to the collective interest of all global denizens,

Encountering no evidence that the competing interests of independent member nations broadly align with those of the aggregate whole,

Abiding no longer the mutually antagonistic relationship that has heretofore comprised the extant sovereign bureaucracy,

Hereby,

  1. Reserves all rights, powers, and privileges, in all legal, economic, and military matters, to the World Assembly where not expressly guaranteed to member nations through present and future resolutions,

  2. Establishes the High Executive Authority Directorate (HEAD) which is empowered to make decisions superseding national authority where not expressly prohibited by preceding resolutions,

  3. Requires all member nations to submit to any order, mandate, or directive of the World Assembly, including HEAD, with respect to its rights, powers, and privileges herein ascribed, the capacity of which:
    1. is limited only where explicitly prohibited by preceding resolutions,
    2. is not solely confined to those rights, powers, and privileges that are expressly granted by present and future resolutions.



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Postby The Overmind » Tue Feb 20, 2024 9:22 pm

The General Assembly,

Finding that it is of paramount importance to the common welfare that national interest be comprehensively subversed to the collective interest of all global denizens,

Encountering no evidence that the competing interests of independent member nations broadly align with those of the aggregate whole,

Abiding no longer the mutually antagonistic relationship that has heretofore comprised the extant sovereign bureaucracy,

Hereby,

  1. Reserves all rights, powers, and privileges, in all legal, economic, and military matters, to the World Assembly where not expressly guaranteed to member nations through present and future resolutions.

  2. Establishes the High Executive Authority Directorate (HEAD) which is empowered to make decisions superseding national authority where not expressly prohibited by preceding resolution.

The General Assembly,

Finding that it is of paramount importance to the common welfare that national interest be comprehensively subversed to the collective interest of all global denizens,

Encountering no evidence that the competing interests of independent member nations broadly align with those of the aggregate whole,

Abiding no longer the mutually antagonistic relationship that has heretofore comprised the extant sovereign bureaucracy,

Hereby,

  1. Reserves all rights, powers, and privileges, in all legal, economic, and military matters, to the World Assembly where not expressly guaranteed to member nations through present and future resolutions.

  2. Establishes the High Executive Authority Directorate (HEAD) which is empowered to make decisions superseding national authority where not expressly prohibited by preceding resolution.

  3. Requires all member nations to submit to any order, mandate, or directive of the World Assembly, including HEAD, with respect to its rights, powers, and privileges herein ascribed.
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Postby Kenmoria » Tue Feb 20, 2024 9:30 pm

Ambassador Fortier sits motionessly and wordlessly in stunned silence.

(OOC: If I am reading this correctly, this gives gnomes full authority over member-nations. I remember there being plenty of examples of this being cited over the years as a counter-example to prove why proposals shouldn’t over-delegate. I am amazed. This is the IntFed to end all IntFed; it is the final and ultimate blow to national sovereignty.)
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"It would seem there is hope for member states yet. The gnomes have proven themselves far more competent administrators than the median member government."

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Postby Second Sovereignty » Wed Feb 21, 2024 8:09 am

OOC:
There's a thread for joke proposals, you know.
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Postby Tigrisia » Wed Feb 21, 2024 9:16 am

We believe that this resolution is too broad. While we are not totally against a WA federation, we believe that such a regulation needs to be crafted in a way that clearly regulates the competences of member states and the WA federated government. Therefore, we reject this proposal.

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Postby The Overmind » Wed Feb 21, 2024 11:43 am

Second Sovereignty wrote:OOC:
There's a thread for joke proposals, you know.


This will be submitted after the drafting period :)
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Postby Second Sovereignty » Wed Feb 21, 2024 12:08 pm

The Overmind wrote:This will be submitted after the drafting period :)

OOC:
And it will be promptly removed; please read the rules. They're pinned at the top of the forum for a reason.
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Postby The Overmind » Wed Feb 21, 2024 12:27 pm

Second Sovereignty wrote:
The Overmind wrote:This will be submitted after the drafting period :)

OOC:
And it will be promptly removed; please read the rules. They're pinned at the top of the forum for a reason.


Been here quite a while and know the rules, including how they do or do not pertain to this proposal and its future iterations, but thank you for your very informative and polite input, Tin.
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Postby The Overmind » Wed Feb 21, 2024 12:46 pm

Second Sovereignty wrote:
The Overmind wrote:This will be submitted after the drafting period :)

OOC:
And it will be promptly removed; please read the rules. They're pinned at the top of the forum for a reason.


Operative clause rule addressed in the newest draft, Tin.
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Postby The Overmind » Wed Feb 21, 2024 12:54 pm

Kenmoria wrote:Ambassador Fortier sits motionessly and wordlessly in stunned silence.

(OOC: If I am reading this correctly, this gives gnomes full authority over member-nations. I remember there being plenty of examples of this being cited over the years as a counter-example to prove why proposals shouldn’t over-delegate. I am amazed. This is the IntFed to end all IntFed; it is the final and ultimate blow to national sovereignty.)

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Postby First Nightmare » Wed Feb 21, 2024 1:42 pm

OOC: Game Mechanics.

HEAD would be allowed to make or forbid WA states to leave the WA.
That possibility, however, is a game mechanics violation.

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Postby Kreigsreich of Iron » Wed Feb 21, 2024 1:44 pm

No. Just no.
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Postby The Overmind » Wed Feb 21, 2024 1:47 pm

First Nightmare wrote:OOC: Game Mechanics.

HEAD would be allowed to make or forbid WA states to leave the WA.
That possibility, however, is a game mechanics violation.


That's a reach. But let's just say that we can assume, as OOC denizens, with a layer of perspective that IC denizens do not have, that this proposal does not have the power to enforce anything OOC, or better yet that the WA simply wouldn't/couldn't attempt, thanks to its OOC limits, to mandate anything that challenges game mechanics.
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Postby Kreigsreich of Iron » Wed Feb 21, 2024 1:47 pm

The Overmind wrote:
First Nightmare wrote:OOC: Game Mechanics.

HEAD would be allowed to make or forbid WA states to leave the WA.
That possibility, however, is a game mechanics violation.


That's a reach. But let's just say that we can assume, as OOC denizens, with a layer of perspective that IC denizens do not have, that this proposal does not have the power to enforce anything OOC, or better yet that the WA simply wouldn't/couldn't attempt, thanks to its OOC limits, to mandate anything that challenges game mechanics.

If this passes, you may or may not have destroyed the WA.
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Postby The Overmind » Wed Feb 21, 2024 1:49 pm

Kreigsreich of Iron wrote:
The Overmind wrote:
That's a reach. But let's just say that we can assume, as OOC denizens, with a layer of perspective that IC denizens do not have, that this proposal does not have the power to enforce anything OOC, or better yet that the WA simply wouldn't/couldn't attempt, thanks to its OOC limits, to mandate anything that challenges game mechanics.

If this passes, you may or may not have destroyed the WA.


I will have fulfilled it :p
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Postby Kenmoria » Thu Feb 22, 2024 3:32 am

The Overmind wrote:
Second Sovereignty wrote:OOC:
And it will be promptly removed; please read the rules. They're pinned at the top of the forum for a reason.


Operative clause rule addressed in the newest draft, Tin.

(OOC: Committee-Only still seems to be a problem.)
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Postby The Overmind » Thu Feb 22, 2024 4:37 am

Kenmoria wrote:
The Overmind wrote:
Operative clause rule addressed in the newest draft, Tin.

(OOC: Committee-Only still seems to be a problem.)


I would disagree. I could take HEAD out and the proposal would stand alone.
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Postby Kenmoria » Thu Feb 22, 2024 6:37 am

The Overmind wrote:
Kenmoria wrote:(OOC: Committee-Only still seems to be a problem.)


I would disagree. I could take HEAD out and the proposal would stand alone.

(OOC: It would stand in the sense that it would still make grammatical sense, but I don’t think that it would do anything. Clauses I and III merely preserve the status quo, which is that the World Assembly can address any topic and that member-nations must comply with all passed resolutions.)
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Kenmoria is an illiberal yet democratic nation pursuing the goals of communism in a semi-effective fashion. It has a very broad diplomatic presence despite being economically developing, mainly to seek help in recovering from the effect of a recent civil war. Read the factbook here for more information; perhaps, I will eventually finish it.

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Postby The Overmind » Thu Feb 22, 2024 7:37 am

Kenmoria wrote:
The Overmind wrote:
I would disagree. I could take HEAD out and the proposal would stand alone.

(OOC: It would stand in the sense that it would still make grammatical sense, but I don’t think that it would do anything. Clauses I and III merely preserve the status quo, which is that the World Assembly can address any topic and that member-nations must comply with all passed resolutions.)


The main difference is that it requires member nations to comply with the World Assembly even where not explicitly impelled to by the particulars of any resolution. The creation of HEAD just gives this newly minted power of the World Assembly to an entity that centralizes power within the World Assembly as well.
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Postby Kenmoria » Thu Feb 22, 2024 7:45 am

The Overmind wrote:
Kenmoria wrote:(OOC: It would stand in the sense that it would still make grammatical sense, but I don’t think that it would do anything. Clauses I and III merely preserve the status quo, which is that the World Assembly can address any topic and that member-nations must comply with all passed resolutions.)


The main difference is that it requires member nations to comply with the World Assembly even where not explicitly impelled to by the particulars of any resolution. The creation of HEAD just gives this newly minted power of the World Assembly to an entity that centralizes power within the World Assembly as well.

(OOC: That isn’t particularly clear from the text. The way that it isn’t written currently doesn’t clarify that an “order, mandate, or directive of the World Assembly” is in addition to, rather than synonymous with, a resolution of the World Assembly. With that said, if it were made clearer, then it sounds as though it would be illegal for Game Mechanics, since it would alter the way that the World Assembly functions from being via resolution to being via gnomic decree.)
Hello! I’m a GAer and NS Roleplayer from the United Kingdom.
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Any posts that I make as GenSec will be clearly marked as such and OOC. Conversely, my IC ambassador in the General Assembly is Ambassador Fortier. I’m always happy to discuss ideas about proposals, particularly if grammar or wording are in issue. I am also Executive Deputy Minister for the WA Ministry of TNP.
Kenmoria is an illiberal yet democratic nation pursuing the goals of communism in a semi-effective fashion. It has a very broad diplomatic presence despite being economically developing, mainly to seek help in recovering from the effect of a recent civil war. Read the factbook here for more information; perhaps, I will eventually finish it.

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