I know that, in my principal account we are supporting Ofiussia
Oh nice, how does the elections work around here?
As promised, my campaign platform. Sorry for the wait, the original banner was unreadable in a light mode xD
T4T - Toerana for Thalassia
Full Disclosure up front, at the time of this election I am also running for the position of Officer in TRR, may this effect your vote
Hi, I'm BowShot, also known as Toerana. I'm here to pitch to you why you should vote for me in the upcoming elections.
First, a bit about me. I've been playing this game since late December 2018, and have been in and out of the Thalassian community, and that which preceded it, from my join date. I'm currently active in both Thalassia and the Rejected Realms, as well as being a citizen of South Pacific & Warzone Airspace (when it isn't occupied). My former involvements in the region Voltarium gave me some experience in running a, if I do say so myself, fabulous program to encourage WA membership, and endorsement of the delegate. I'll leave a link to everything I have from Volt here, in case you're curious.
Onto my proposals..
| Vote Toerana - April 2020 |
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Nations running for/supporting a nation running for SecGen- please do not advertise or campaign on our RMB. We are starting our WA Delegate elections and would appreciate minimal confusion (and minimal spamming, since the telegrams wouldn’t stop yesterday). Thanks!
Nations running in our WAD election, obviously that rule does not apply to you, but remember to follow the rules outlined in Article II of the Electoral Reform Act.
Due to my Constitutional role as the last-resort tie breaker, I feel it is my responsibility to Thalassia to remain neutral in this election. That said, I wish the candidates the best of luck! Semper Thalassia!
I do, yes!
Did you get my telegram? I can send another one if you can't find it lol
I have significantly updated my campaign dispatch to a new NS-friendly banner! (link at the bottom of the dispatch)
Hello, I'm Ayeinc and I'm running for World Assembly Delegate!
I moved to Pacifica on July 2nd, 2019. I started out in Pacifica as Ambassador to India and worked my way up to Minister of Foreign Affairs. I served as FA Minister under Prime Ministers Shoalia, Sho, andBadivermeraed. I also served as ambassador to The Glorious Nations of Iwaku and St Abbadon. Recently, I was a Presidental Canidate for the Feburary election. I have also been apart of several political campaigns during Thalassia's history.
I am running because I believe that Thalassia deserves stability when it comes to the position of WAD. Rockiberg and Cormactopia prime have both resigned as President and while we gave them our best wishes, it is time for our region to move on and have a delegate that will serve their full term.
Now, you're asking me, "Ayeinc, why does serving a full term matter?" Well, we would have the same person in the office for the whole term. This would keep the region stabilized and there would be no changes of power between nations. Also, this would save time in government from elections spawned by resignations.
Concerning the endorsement limit, I will continue Cormac's policy of keeping everyone's endorsement below the delegate's. This gives nations the freedom to swap endorsements with each other, benefitting regional security in the process.
I am a Centre-Left. I have a few conservative opinions, but I am mainly liberal on most issues. This will reflect on my opinion on certain subjects and possibly my voting in the World Assembly.
MY GOALS AS DELEGATE
I want Thalassia to join a WA legislative league. I suggested this when I was Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cormac hoped to join one during his presidency. Thalassia is a special region and if the Cabinet does not find a satisfactory league, then we could start one. This would not only strengthen ties with or embassy regions but also lead to friendship treaties like the Treaty of Oasis. With my experience as Ambassador and MoFA, I'm confident that Thalassia will be a strong region on the international stage.
With this new position, I hope to use it to write some amendments and supplementary legislation for Thalassia. I also hope to encourage our WA citizens to write some legislation. Since Thalassia does not have a legislature, I want our citizens to use Article V of the Constitution to their advantage and craft laws they want to see enacted. This is a great opportunity to change your community for the better.
As Thalassia's representative to the World Assembly, I will respect the opinion of my constituents by voting with the majority opinion of nations. I will from time to time ask questions about proposals or resolutions at a vote to gauge public opinion and support. I will oppose any resolutions that target any of our citizens, our regions as a whole, or any of our allied regions. I also want increased discussion about proposals/resolutions that effect Thalassia. For this, I plan to ask for a WA discussion channel, where civil discourse and updates can be posted.
I might, during the middle of my term, give an official address as Delegate to the region. This speech will focus on Thalassia's growth inside the World Assembly and the future of that growth. I hope Thalassia Founder and Prime Minister Arenado will follow suit as Heads of State and Government, respectively.
I have not picked anyone for the position of Vice-Delegate. I do have a couple of nations in mind, however, I am not ready to make a final decision as of now. I want a nation that will serve the region well and conduct themselves with respect to the new position. Find out after the election!
If you have any questions or suggestions, please don't hesitate to ask! Those questions will be posted here!
Thanks for the Question, Wym. Cormac was interested in joining WALL, but as we know that never happened. I want Thalassia to join a legislative league that fits its core values. We are a democratic region that is open to free speech and equal treatment under the law and we need to be in a league that represents those values. If no league fits Thalassia, then Thalassia shall create a league where her and aligning regions can fit.
Well, I have experience in both domestic and foreign affairs. Now, a candidate's experience may play a role in who you're voting for, but what separates me from the other candidates is that I ran for President in February, against Cormactopia Prime. I was the other option. However, Thalassians picked Cormac, a well-respected and well-known player in NationStates. We both ran good campaigns because we believed that Thalassia deserved better that Rockiberg. That Thalassia deserved better than resignation. But he resigned, breaking his promise. He left the position of President back at square one. I am running on that same principle, that Thalassia deserves better. I hope I have your vote and the vote of your fellow citizens. Thank you.
Thank you for the question, Nationific. I think for these types of resolutions we need a place for debate. I will vote with the majority, but if there is strong opposition, I may offer a debate to weigh both sides. As one of my proposals, I plan (with the consolation with Moderation) to open a WA channel on the regional Discord to have a place to debate such resolutions/proposals. I may abstain if both sides have good reasoning. We will see!
Thank you for the question! Voters of Thalassia, I ran for President in February, knowing full well that whoever won, would keep Thalassia in good hands. Now, I doubt that judgment. Cormac did lead this community through its highs and lows, but he resigned as President, and Thalassia was once again in an insecure position. I love this community and I make sure that unscheduled elections due to the resignation of our delegate don’t happen again.
Thank you for reading, good luck to my opponents, and Semper Thalassia!
I'm announcing my candidacy for delegate.
Bormiar for Thalassian Delegate April 2020
Hi! I'm Borm. I'm currently a quiet, impartial observer within Thalassia. It's very helpful for being in the Security ministry, but, having looked at the region, I'd like to get more involved. I've met many of you, and would like to connect to more Thalassians.
However, the World Assembly is an international organization. It stands to reason that a prerequisite for understanding the WA is to be involved in the World Assembly. In fact, some of the best delegates (such as those that vote early), are WA authors. McMasterdonia, Kuriko, Imperium Anglorum-- all exceptional delegate-authors who have a) the knowledge to spur discussion; and b) the interest to vote early.
Well, I've got WA involvement on my resume. I joined the SC in late 2019 with a ripple: first resolution to legitimize cards and recognize it as a part of the game. I had the energy and unbridled interest to beat the massive rule problems with the concept and found a new precedent.
Since then, I've continued to love the WA. I've written 4 resolutions, one of which being the first to commend entirely for issue answering, and a far more artful writing than what past authors have written in their small, throwaway clauses mentioning stats. I've been trying out a roleplay resolution; have done GP; etc, so I know the fields. My rate of writing proposals is unnaturally fast, and at this rate (which is speeding up) I could have written the most commendations and condemnations (generally the substantive stuff) by the end of the year. I'm absolutely one of the only people who primarily considers themselves to be an SC player, maybe the only one.
EDIT: Oh, just remembered, I also have already written a nations not endorsing script that separates the nations not endorsing you into groups of 8 (max group to tg without using stamps), so bulk endotarting for if I were elected is quick and easy.
EDIT 2: I'm running for WA officer in TRR, just forgot to mention it. See why it doesn't matter here: page=rmb/postid=38068561
Anyone ever wonder why the defenders have a lock on the SC, despite having historically had little voting power? They have authors. We don't need to subjugate ourselves to the whim of a big bloc just to give us more power, or even to make our own bloc. We don't need to make elaborate schemes to triple our endorsements. We don't need to be trumped by TNP over and over again through a cards program. What we need to do is cultivate World Assembly interest within our own members, and only then can we expand to massive, questionably-consequential projects. That's my goal.
One basic thing to stress is that Thalassians should feel like they're making a difference. I won't vote with the in-game region vote, as that just hands our vote to the lemming effect (going with the popular vote) and doesn't encourage joining our discord. What I would follow is a system with reaction votes from WA residents in the discord server. I would follow this vote verbatim (even if it's against my own proposal) except in a situation where voting or voting how the region wants would defensibly hurt our region. I would be transparent about why if that rare case would ever be realized.
So, other than enfranchising our members, how can we execute proper WA outreach? Here are some ideas (many of which I have seen provably effective):
My goals aren't excessive. My goals aren't extreme. But they are attainable. They are necessary. And they are things I've proven to be able to do.
My goals are the building blocks of an exceptional World Assembly community. I have my grounding, and I know what we need to grow. I trust you will listen to my experience and hope you will vote for me in the delegate elections.
I hope to work with Thalassia's WA in the future!
what is the wa emperor even able to actually do
is it just roleplay
do they talk to god emperor barry
I am officially running for delegate!!
Do I have your vote? (Don’t answer that)
Hello there, fellow citizens of Thalassia. The Wave is looking at interviewing the candidates of this upcoming election for the position of World Assembly Delegate, but for this we need your help! Any questions or doubts you may have, which you want to ask the candidates that are running, please go ahead and send them to me or to Sho. Send them either by Discord DM or Telegram if you don't have discord.
I have some questions: