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WA Delegate (non-executive): The Interstellar Republic of Isaris (elected )

Founder: The Protectorate of Equility

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Most Rebellious Youth: 1,247th Most Cultured: 1,401st Most Valuable International Artwork: 1,602nd Highest Economic Output: 1,779th Most Inclusive: 1,916th Most Influential: 1,990th Most Beautiful Environments: 2,058th Best Weather: 2,145th Largest Publishing Industry: 2,249th Smartest Citizens: 2,378th Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,578th
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An ever-evolving community with 17 years of rich history.

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    The Equilism Codex - Legal Code

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    New to NS? Here's a Basic Guide...

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    The Codex of The Crimson Order

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    The Complete List of NSCodes

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    Useful NS Sites and Utilities (updated: 4/19/2019)

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    What is Child Abuse? Definitions, Signs, Help Resources

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    The Charter of the Equilism Township (Amended)

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Embassies: the West Pacific, The North Pacific, the Rejected Realms, The Watchtower, The Land of Kings and Emperors, Albion, Spiritus, the South Pacific, Yggdrasil, The Universal Allegiance, The United Federation of Planets, Testregionia, Nederland, Nasicournia, Unknown, Taijitu, and 6 others.Philosophy 115, Asylum, belgium, The Milky Way Galaxy, The Potato Alliance, and Christmas.

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Regional Power: High

Equilism contains 118 nations, the 183rd most in the world.

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World Census experts tracked millions of international tourists in order to determine the world's favourite nations to sight-see.

As a region, Equilism is ranked 6,858th in the world for Most Popular Tourist Destinations.

NationWA CategoryMotto
1.The Republic of MeridenLeft-wing Utopia“祓え給い、清め給え (Purify and cleanse)”
2.The Empire of SlithenLeft-wing Utopia“The Dominion Of The True”
3.The Five Fingered Discount of IvetniaDemocratic Socialists“No water, no life. No blue, no green. -Sylvia Earle”
4.The People's Serenity of HastruaLeft-wing Utopia“Liberty. Equality. Opportunity.”
5.The Interstellar Republic of IsarisScandinavian Liberal Paradise“Alis volat propriis!”
6.The Matriarchy of LahmereDemocratic Socialists“there's always tomorrow”
7.The Democratic States of RalshiaCivil Rights Lovefest“Konaway Pe Halo”
8.The Empire of Imperia AuraCivil Rights Lovefest“In Luxem Veritas, In Ignium Virtus”
9.The Uncertainty of Small HutsLeft-wing Utopia“ερωτâv πάντα”
10.The Federal Republic of Alexanderian MacedoniaNew York Times Democracy“The First Duty of Society Remains Justice.”
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Equilism Regional Message Board

Evading a ban is against NS rules.

Question—I just fired nuclear weapons at another country as part of the issues Alexanderian Macedonia received. What are the potential repercussions of this?

Alexanderian Macedonia wrote:Question—I just fired nuclear weapons at another country as part of the issues Alexanderian Macedonia received. What are the potential repercussions of this?

Nothing beyond possibly another issue about it.

After about five hours work last night, it finally looks like the forum database is stabilized. *knock on wood* Almost 24 hours now without the endless database resizing.

It appears the problem was not the forum, nor the database itself. It seems the problem was the php installations from the host. Long story short... everything is now running as it should be. And our forum software and theme are upgraded. I'll continue to monitor.

Thank you for your work, Westwind!

Also how is everyone? I hope everyone is staying safe! I can't wait for the vaccine, but looks like I will have to wait a bit..

News from the Office of The Governor General
March 2021

- After a month long struggle with a cranky forum database, it appears the problems on the forum have been resolved. The forum and theme software have been upgraded in the process.

- All Banned accounts have been deleted, as a pruning of forum membership begins.

- International Avenue has undergone a renewal, having been cleansed of outdated Embassies and unnecessary clutter removed to the archives.  I hope that Ambassadors and Visitors from our friends around NS will find the clean-up has made their visit more tidy, and their Embassies easy to access.

- A review of access to Private Foreign Affairs has resulted in the removal of access for 12 inactive accounts. Other access reviews are ongoing. Military Access has also been reviewed and inactive accounts removed.

- Equilism has appreciated the interest of Republic of Conservative Nations in establishing an Ambassador exchange, however our activity level does not allow us to engage with them at that level of relations at this time.

- The Office of the Governor General is issuing a new policy for ingame Embassy exchanges. It has been Equilism policy to deny most ingame embassy request that did not coincide with an offsite embassy exchange. Times change though, and Equilism Governor General Westwind and World Assembly Delegate Isaris may accept ingame embassy requests from regions with at least 15 nattions. Smaller regions may be considered on a case-by-case basis for cultural, event, and personal relationships with Equilism. Any ingame embassy request may be denied for any reason, but usually would occur in an instance where the two regions are of an incompatible nature. For example, Nazi regions embassies will not be accepted.

- The Equilism Archives have been moved to the University of Equilism, and the Equilism/AOSS Treaty negotiations of 2010 have been declassified and placed in the Archives.

- Enjoy Spring!

ThatLollerGuy wrote:Thank you for your work, Westwind!

Also how is everyone? I hope everyone is staying safe! I can't wait for the vaccine, but looks like I will have to wait a bit..

The one-sentence description for the vaccine phase here says I'm eligible now, but the detailed version says not yet. *shrugs* Westwind is in no hurry, and is unconcerned.

Westwind wrote:[/b] After a month long struggle with a cranky forum database, it appears the problems on the forum have been resolved. The forum and theme software have been upgraded in the process.

I am getting the following error when I am trying to view any thread in the forum.

"[[Template forums/front/topics/topic is throwing an error. This theme may be out of date. Run the support tool in the AdminCP to restore the default theme.]]"

Edit: When I switched to Invision's default theme from Snapshot 4.2, everything works fine.

Hello Equilism! The very first edition of Polaris is here, with the WA Digest.

World Assembly Digest - February 2021
A busy and contentious month in the Assembly

By Boston Castle

This month was extremely active in the World Assembly with several resolutions, some quite contentious, passing in both chambers.

Repeal: “Freedom of Assembly”

This proposal was proposed by Wymondham to repeal a long-time resolution on the books (GA #27-passed in December 2008!). The North Pacific stood against this repeal effort, largely due to concerns about specific wording in the repeal. Wymondham’s resolution was, however, supported by the community-at-large and passed 58%-42% on February 5. This would not be the first thing that Wymondham worked on this month-an active month from an impressive first-time author.

Commend King HEM

On the same day that Repeal: “Freedom of Assembly” passed the General Assembly floor, a proposal passed the Security Council: “Commend King HEM”. The irony here lies in Wymondham’s co-author Maowi getting her month started with passing this proposal. Similar to Repeal: “Freedom of Assembly”, this proposal was quite contentious, with the newly formed Partnership for Sovereignty issuing a statement against it. Despite this, the proposal still passed 77%-23% on February 5.

Commend Northern Borland

Initially intended to be something of a joke proposal and a tongue-in-cheek commendation of the nominee by Honeydewistania, this proposal raised trying questions about pure stats commendations and condemnations that are still being discussed in the Security Council. The vote on this proposal went back-and-forth several times between passing and failing during the several days it was on the voting floor, something reflected in the even-split in TNP’s vote. The proposal’s back-and-forth status was largely due to the influence of 10000 Islands Delegate HumanSanity, whose vote changed several times. This vote passed extremely narrowly 51.2%-48.8% on February 10 giving Honeydew his 6th Security Council Resolution authorship.

Right to Assemble

The second time that the fundamental right to assembly was discussed in the Security Council and the intended partner to the repeal earlier this month, this was the second time that a proposal by the team of Maowi and Wymondham was discussed in February. This proposal capped off a busy month for both authors. As suggested by the title, this resolution codified a right to assembly.

However, this proposal was not without controversy as an effort by Greater Cesnica was introduced at the same time and both proposals made the formal queue. While the original proposal was not as controversial as the repeal effort earlier this month, this proposal passed easily 79%-21% on February 13 giving Maowi her 6th General Assembly Resolution authored.

Commend 1 very fast endotarter

This resolution dealt with the commendation of a figure well-known to many in The North and abroad, 1 very fast endotarter, also known as r3n. While the exploits of his long and illustrious second stint on the game are well-established elsewhere, it is worth noting that this proposal raised the ire of several in the defender community. Some figures in the defending community were reluctant to support the measure, or even outright opposed it, due to r3n’s association with independent militaries for whom the vast majority of activities are raiding in the NPA and the Europeian Republican Navy. Ultimately though, TNP author Noahs Second Country saw his proposal prevail, with TNP’s backing of course, and earned his 4th Security Council Resolution authored, and first of this month, 78%-22% on Valentine’s Day (February 14).

Right to Secure Digital Communication

A new face to many in The North, Greater Cesnica has long been accused of badge-hunting in his exploits in the General Assembly largely due to the large volume of proposals he creates and readily submits. Though some may intentionally vote against his proposals, even ones which deal with such a vital issue as ensuring digital communications are secure, his proposals often pass-such was the case with this one. While mired in questions of what constitutes a badge hunt and even if the term should apply to eager authors who pump out quality proposals, Cesnica saw this proposal passed with an emphatic 85%-15% margin on February 17-giving him his 3rd General Assembly resolution authored.

Liberate The Embassy

Perhaps the biggest topic in gameplay, the one which has led the most people to sound off recently has not been the R/D Presidential election-themed tag raids going on in Lily, Grey Wardens Warden Matthew’s trips to fast-food restaurants after the movies, but rather the invasion of The Embassy and the subsequent closure of over 3,600 embassies. Arousing debate among nearly every force that participated in the invasion, defenders seized on the moment and sprang into action with 10000 Islands Delegate HumanSanity submitting and passing a liberation, stopping raiding forces from holding the region for a potential refound. This proposal passed on February 18 by a 70%-30% margin marking an auspicious Security Council debut from the 10000 Islands Delegate.

Whistleblower Protection Act

Yet another proposal that quietly aroused conflicting feelings among many, this proposal dealt with questions of how to protect those exposing illegal activities. Though the proposal itself remained relatively uncontroversial to many, Europe delegate Imperium Anglorum issued a statement announcing that he could not back the legislation due to deficiencies he saw in the legislation. However, the opposition of that region and The East Pacific during the waning days in which Libertanny held the delegacy did not imperil final passage, it made passage by 78%-22% rather than a larger margin. Passage ensured that The North Pacific’s own Boston Castle earned passage of his 2nd General Assembly Resolution.

Repeal: “Commend Northern Borland”

As mentioned earlier in our roundup of this month’s action in The World Assembly, stats-based commendations and condemnations are still a hot topic of discussion in the wider world of the Security Council. Commend Northern Borland was always a contentious resolution, having passed by an extremely narrow margin when it first came to the floor, and opponents seized on this. While pointing out flaws in the resolution, including its use of tongue-in-cheek sarcastic or ironic language, this Repeal made the case to repeal the Commend and it was, indeed, repealed. This proposal passed on February 22 by a 59%-41% margin without the North’s support. It gave The North Pacific’s Noahs Second Country a 2nd Security Council resolution passed this month, coming 8 days after the passage of Commend 1 very fast endotarter, and his 5th overall.
Supporting People With Disabilities

Occasionally, a proposal will genuinely come to be considered quite “feel good”, this one qualifies under that category. Codifying the rights of the disabled into World Assembly law and “reaffirming the right to not be discriminated against on the grounds of disability”, this proposal passed easily-83%-17%. This proposal, authored by Free Las Pinas marked a promising debut for the author in the General Assembly and his resolution, passing on February 25, received the overwhelming support of the North.

Condemn Lily

One of the most infamous independent militaries of the last few years-Lily has no shortage of detractors and admirers. With their rainbow-colored tags on regional WFEs and the sheer number of operations they undertake, it is clear that at some point, regardless of their affiliation, they would be on the receiving end of a condemnation. One such attempt to condemn Lily came to the floor on February 22 and while it showed condemn worthy things, it did not tell the whole story or prove convincing enough for the North, or the wider World Assembly community, to approve it. This proposal failed by a 78%-22% margin on February 26.

Polaris: Lighting the way to truth
Publisher: McMasterdonia :: Executive Editor: Veniyerris

Polaris articles are produced by the Ministry of Communications on behalf of the Government of The North Pacific and are distributed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs externally and the Ministry of Communications internally.

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ThatLollerGuy wrote:When I switched to Invision's default theme from Snapshot 4.2, everything works fine.

I'm not able to recreate the error, however I was seeing the same error before I upgraded the theme, so it's familiar. I'll suggest maybe clearing your browser cache might clear the error for you. Or maybe just switching back again will clear it.

*fully cleans the breakfast buffet and restocks*

Everything's fresh, Nations. Get it while it's hot!

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