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TIBOE Report May 2021

TIBOE's (Ten Thousand Islands Brigade of Official Endorsers) Mission Statement:
To Endorse all WA Islanders while remaining below the endorsement cap, Encourage Islanders to join the WA and endorse the Delegate, and Inform the populace about WA endorsements, endotarting, and other related topics.

Current Delegate: Wischland

TIBOE Chair: Vivolkha
TIBOE Secretary: Liberdon
Members of TIBOE: Anisopterra, Dustwind, The Soylent Green Party, Valentian Elysium, Pianaville, and Silvedania

Why You Should Endorse the Delegate
Endorsements improve regional security. In NationStates, the Delegate seat is the main tool raiders use when invading regions. Every nation that endorses the Delegate is one more nation that the raiders would have to have on their side in order to usurp XKI.
Every endorsement gives our Delegate an extra vote in the World Assembly, which helps us to counter raider regions by pushing through
Liberation resolutions at the Security Council.
And our Delegate always votes the result of WA polls on our offsite forum, which means you have direct control over how our Delegate votes!

For more information, please visit this dispatch:

There are three main reasons why endorsing our Delegate is important:

Regional security
In NationStates, the World Assembly Delegate of a region is the nation that has received the most endorsements from their regionmates. Most of the largest regions in the game, including 10000 Islands, have effectively replaced this system by one in which the Delegate is chosen through a more organized method (in our case, democratic elections held every 6 months). To enforce this system, the Delegate needs to receive the maximum endorsements possible while all other nations have their endorsement count limited (something known as an endorsement cap).

However, mechanically, in the eyes of the game itself, the Delegate is still simply the nation with the most endorsements, no matter how these endorsements where gathered. This can be exploited by other regions, commonly known as raiders, to irregularly seize the Delegacy by flooding the region with foreign nations that coordinately endorse each other.

As a fairly large and powerful region that is well known for opposing raiders all over NationStates (more below), 10000 Islands would make for a high-profile target. Precisely because of it, our region has taken care to be as secure as possible. 10000 Islands has a non-executive Delegate, which limits the damage that a potential raider invasion could have, as well as an active Founder, who can immediately undo any actions raiders can take in our region.

These security measures mean that 10000 Islands can never be really destroyed completely in an invasion. Regardless, rival regions still have an interest in temporarily securing the Delegate seat to embarrass us, and it is better in all cases if raiders fail to seize the Delegate position in the first place. While 10000 Islands is a very large region in which the Delegate typically has hundreds of endorsements, every single extra endorsement our WA Delegate has is one extra endorsement that raiders would need to overcome to overthrow the legitimate Delegate.

World Assembly voting power
WA Delegates are intended to represent their region's voice at the World Assembly. As such, they have special voting powers. The vote a Delegate casts is worth 1 + the number of endorsements they have. For this reason, powerful Delegates with very large votes tend to decide the outcome of a resolution. The more endorsements our Delegate has, the more powerful will 10000 Islands be at the World Assembly, allowing us to advance our interests and influence debates on new international law, Commendations, and Condemnations (which can be important to counter raider propaganda). Furthermore, in 10000 Islands, the Delegate's voice is your voice: the Delegate votes according to the result of a Linkforum WA voting poll in which you can participate!

Advocating defender values
But a powerful WA vote is important not only for roleplay, but also to advocate our defender values. To our very core, 10000 Islands is a defender region that opposes raiders all over NationStates. Even for nations that are not directly involved with TITO, our regional army, 10000 Islands's stated political purpose at every level is to protect the safety of smaller, innocent regions that did not ask to be part of the NationStates' "raider and defender" (R&D) gameplay. If raiders succeed in invading a region and taking full control of it, its community is at a very high risk of being destroyed.

TITO is our region's main way of combating raiders. However, in some situations, raiders can get a strategic leg up in an invasion. In that case, there is still hope to save the community of the region being raided: a World Assembly Security Council Liberation Resolution. A SC Liberation forcibly removes the password of a region, allowing native nations to regain control with TITO's aid.

For this to occur though, the SC Liberation needs to pass at the World Assembly (with >50% support) as soon as possible, reason why a stronger vote at the World Assembly is absolutely crucial. We need to make sure our WA vote is at its absolute strongest to preserve the sovereignty of defenseless regions.

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Summary of May Events
During May, TIBOE launched our "endorsement welfare" program, in which every nation in XKI is guaranteed a minimum of 20 endorsements.

To advertise the program, TIBOE posted a list at the beginning of May of nations under the minimum endorsement cap in the RMB. Over the course of May, TIBOE members continually posted reminders to endorse nations under the minimum endorsement cap.

TIBOE is proud to announce that the "endorsement welfare" program has already succeeded in pushing many nations past the minimum endorsement level! Almost all of the nations from the original list (excluding those who have CTE'd or changed regions) now have 20 or more endorsements.

However, currently Bolter, Central russia, Lenlyvit, Valyrian steel, Urasland, Pootie tangia, Lurraterra, Starrden, Stavillia, Empire of ecuador, Western Gold, Williamsburg town, Ilvanya, Selu-ahare, Republic of dravidians, Norman Hollow, Tigres anales, Surtalia, Nieuw clarksche, Sers rhoe, Heykemi, Tuohtiw islands, The royal republic of gotland, Frictor, Al-quib, Tuvix, Svaja, East chalkland, Nazmela, Nordicalia, The storm yesterday, Pvillcarr, North cofflina, Kauhatik, San falconis, and Sugmaligmaballistan have not met the minimum endorsement cap. Please endorse them for a stronger, safer XKI!

TIBOE has also introduced monthly objectives!

These objectives will help guide TIBOE activities and will act as goals that TIBOE will work towards every month

This month's primary objective was maintaining the number of Delegate endorsements
This month's secondary objective was increasing the number of Delegate endorsements by 5
As of the 29th of May, Wischland has 337 endorsements.

-At the start of May, Wischland had 334 endorsements, meaning that TIBOE has met our primary objective!
-Unfortunately, Wischland has only gained 3 total endorsements, so TIBOE's secondary objective was not met, but don't let that discourage you as it's never too late to endorse Wischland!

May Statistics:

A total of 3* nations endorsed Wischland over the course of May.
On average, Wischland gained 0.1* endorsement per day
Wischland averaged 337* endorsements for May

*1: As of the 29th of May
*2: Calculated by adding up the daily increase or decrease in endorsements and dividing by 29
*3: The mean number of total endorsements

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