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

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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 military. 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 counsel 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.

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If you would like to poke around the forum and interact with our community before deciding to become a citizen, you should register your residency. 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, interact with your neighbours on The North Pacific map, and join the Democratic Union.

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 gameplay, one of the most exciting aspects of the game, you can enlist in the North Pacific Army and start serving TNP as a proud soldier!

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Sports Thread; We need one!
Topic Started: Feb 4 2014, 12:41 PM (2,209 Views)
Lord Nwahs
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Something something sports.

I'm not the most enthusiastic person about sports, but gosh, this forum has gone quite long enough without a sports thread! So the most relevant thing now: the fake Winter Olympics! (I'm obviously biased because, well, you know, I live near the Equator, nowhere close to a mountain and all). There's quite a bit of controversy over the last year over the treatment of gays in Russia after the anti-homosexuality law passed, and now with the recent bombings and school shootings, I'm really hoping that Sochi would remain safe for the most part.

On a slightly lighter note, there's going to be a Jamaican bobsled team again! I always liked Cool Runnings, so I hope they do well :D
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I don't usually watch winter Olympics or winter sports in general but I do enjoy a good figure skating competition from time to time, it's a guilty pleasure for me.

Otherwise I might be watching for any Canarian athlete participating (not likely), even though they'd be doing it under another flag.
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Anyone follows football here? Like, you know, the thing with the spherical ball, eleven a side, stuff like that?
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Honestly the only sport I watch is the american version of football. I cancelled my TV subscription like 2 years ago. So i dont watch tv obviously lol (got tired of paying soo much a month for basically nothing on it was always stupid crap) now I have just the internet and netflix. During the season of the NFL I pay like 5.00 extra a month on my moble to watch all the games in primetime ( thursday, sunday and monday night games plus it has NFL network and NFL redzone and has where I can LISTEN to the play by play analyists of a game) ..I generally play in like 3 or 4 fantasy football leagues every year on yahoo or espn (Fantasy is like D&D for sports nerds, like NS is D&D for political nerds)

Unless you count Putt Putt/miniature golf and the rare occassional bowling night with family and friends...im not much into sports...im lazy and out of shape.and being active just seems like..too much work.
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My sports' field is limited to swimming and golf. I do try and watch American version of football, but my job usually doesn't end till late at night, and it extends into Sundays and Saturdays, too.
As for the Winter Olympics, my wife watched much of it, but I had work so I wasn't able to follow on much of it, also.
Although I did follow on the Ice Hockey competition where Canada came out first and took 2 golden medals home.
But overall I am not the very "sporty" type of person.
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Since the FIFA World Cup is coming up soon, I'm wondering if anyone is rooting for any team?

I'm personally for the team which wins. I'm always right!
Edited by Lord Nwahs, May 31 2014, 07:54 AM.
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Heh. Heart says England, head says probably Brazil, maybe Spain or Germany.

I think our group is one we stand a good chance of getting out of, as Uruguay have gone backwards compared to four years ago and Italy are Italy.

Feel sorry for the yanks though, in a group with Ghana, Portugal and Germany.
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I feel sorry for us, too. :(
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In some sports news, my favourite football/soccer team does terribly.

Guess mah team?
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In some sports news, my favourite football/soccer team does terribly.

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In some sports news, my favourite football/soccer team does terribly.

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ManU.
Man U is third right now lol. Nope

@PWL: ??? MLS?
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In some sports news, my favourite football/soccer team does terribly.

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ManU.
Man U is third right now lol. Nope

@PWL: ??? MLS?
They'll always suck.

You seem like a Stroke City kind of guy.
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Go the West Coast Eagles! Even though the foot season has started up again yet! :P

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In some sports news, my favourite football/soccer team does terribly.

Guess mah team?
ManU.
Man U is third right now lol. Nope

@PWL: ??? MLS?
They'll always suck.

You seem like a Stroke City kind of guy.
I agree they always suck.

Stroke City? Meh :P
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