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Welcome to The North Pacific!
Where the democracy is strong, the debate robust, and the rum plentiful.


The North Pacific is one of the oldest and most powerful regions in NationStates. We pride ourselves on our strong democracy, openness, and transparency.

The region is affectionately called TNP. TNP is home to over 5,000 nations, called TNPers, and we are always looking for more to join us. For this reason, we are glad to see you here and hope you decide become a TNPer yourself!

As a new arrival, you may be bewildered with everything that is going on. We understand, and for this reason, we have prepared this quick introduction to TNP. Unpack your bags, make yourself at home, and enjoy your stay.

First step: register an account

You are currently viewing the forum as a guest. This means that you can only view some of the forum areas, and you cannot participate in any of them. To be able to join in or even see most of the things we will describe below, you will need to register an account. This is a quick and easy process that you can start by clicking here.

Our Government

The North Pacific is a constitutional democracy. We have a constitution, a bill of rights, and a legal code, which you can read here. Our government has four branches:

The Legislature consists of the Regional Assembly (RA), which votes to enact and amend legislation. Discussions in the RA are moderated by the Speaker, who is elected from among the RA members, and their Deputies. Everyone with a nation in the region can apply to join the RA.

The Executive consists of the Delegate, Vice Delegate, the Cabinet of Ministers, and the Executive Staff. The Delegate and Vice Delegate are elected by the RA, and are accountable to it. The Ministers are appointed by the Delegate, and each one of them manage their own staff. Together, the Executive runs the day-to-day affairs of the government. Broad areas the Executive is responsible for include home affairs, foreign affairs, World Assembly affairs, communications, culture, and our army. Everyone with a nation in the region can apply to join the Executive Staff and work in one of the Ministries.

The Judiciary consists of a single court, which has two Associate Justices and one Chief Justice. All Justices are elected by the RA, and are accountable to it. The court can authoritatively answer questions of law, void actions of other officials that have been brought for review, and decide criminal cases. Interacting with the Judiciary is the Attorney General, also elected by the RA, who serves as the chief prosecutor in criminal trials and as legal advisor to the Executive.

The Security Council is generally considered as a separate branch. It is a body of members that monitor the region for security purposes. They help protect the in-game delegacy, help with delegacy transitions during elections, and also provide a mechanism of response in the case of an illegal in-game delegate. They are accountable to the RA.

You can find a list of current government officials here.

Ways to Get Involved

If the description of the government has enticed you, you should definitely consider joining in! If you have a nation in the region, you can apply for the Regional Assembly and the Executive Staff immediately after registering on the forum. Once you are a member of the RA, you will be eligible to vote and be a candidate in elections for the various other government offices - there is an election roughly every two months.

If you are not the government type, but would like to get involved in our community, you should register for citizenship. Once you do so, you will be able to access most of the areas of this forum and join the various other activities. Here is a sample:

You can participate in our Role Play section, where you can write the story of your nation or interact with your neighbours on The North Pacific map.

You can drop by our World Assembly section, to discuss resolutions at vote, draft your own resolutions, and determine how our WA Delegate represents us in the World Assembly.

If you want to experience and learn about the military aspect of the game, you can enlist in the North Pacific Army and start serving TNP as a proud soldier!

Questions?

If you have more questions, you can check for answers in the The North Pacific FAQs. The Yellow Pages in particular provide a comprehensive guide to the region in a single thread.

If you cannot find the answer to your questions there, or if you are having any trouble with the forum, you can contact our forum administrators and global moderators here.


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Port Thel

Regular Forum The Docks
A place for new nations to introduce themselves to the region, be welcomed, and get questions answered. Apply inside to join the Regional Assembly, Executive Staff, and North Pacific Army!
Moderated By: Global Moderators, WA Delegate, Cabinet
Welcoming "The Other" Today, 12:29 PM, By Yrkidding
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Subforums: The North Pacific FAQs, Issues, Regional Assembly Membership List
Regular Forum The North Pacific University
The North Pacific University
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Regular Forum Role Play
Telling the stories of NationStates of the North Pacific.
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Subforums: National RolePlay, Negotiations, Embassy Exchange, Map, Character Roleplay, Democratic Union

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Regular Forum The Agora
For NationStates discussions and activities by all TNPers and our guests.
Moderated By: Global Moderators, WA Delegate
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Subforums: Elections, Parties, Temple Courts, Private Media
Regular Forum Regional Assembly
The North Pacific's voluntary legislative body.
Moderated By: Global Moderators, Speaker of the RA, Deputy Speaker
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Subforums: The Laws, Membership Rolls, Voting Floor, Citizens' Lobby
Regular Forum Delegate's Government
Our Executive Branch
Moderated By: Global Moderators, WA Delegate
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Subforums: WA Affairs, Foreign Affairs, Defense, Communications, Culture, Home Affairs, Embassy Row
Regular Forum Court of The North Pacific
The regional Judiciary.
Moderated By: Global Moderators, Court Justices
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Subforums: Office of Attorney General, Courtroom, Public Gallery

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Regular Forum World Assembly Legislative League
The Headquarters of the World Assembly Legislative League.
Moderated By: WA Delegate
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Regular Forum Forum Operations
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Moderated By: Global Moderators, Administrator
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