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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.

The region is affectionately called TNP. TNP is home to over 4,000 nations, called TNPers, and we are always looking for more to join us. 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

Please do not register more than one account on the forum. If you are not happy with the account you have created and want to change the name, reach out to an administrator.

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 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.

You can find a list of current government officials here.

Ways to Get Involved

The best way to start getting involved is to apply for citizenship. Citizenship allows you to access all forum areas and join the various government and community activities. The application process should be easy and fast, and the only prerequisite is having a nation in the region. Once you are a citizen, you will also be eligible to vote and be a candidate in elections for the various government offices, such as Delegate and Vice Delegate - there is an election roughly every two months.

If the description of the government has enticed you, you should definitely consider contributing in the various branches! As a citizen, you can take part in the Regional Assembly, where you can legislate and scrutinize the government. You can also apply to join the Executive Staff, and get involved in any Ministry that interests you.

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!

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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Admin Appreciation Thread
Topic Started: Jul 2 2014, 04:29 AM (4,770 Views)
SillyString
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Dear Administration Team,

It has come to my attention that you all are rarely thanked for all of the tremendous effort you put in to keep this forum running smoothly. I am shocked! This seems like an immense oversight on all of our behalfs. Behalves? Whatever.

So I would like to express my own sincere gratitude for everything that you all do and have always done. For taking care of RA security checks and organizing the board and fighting spam and handling countless remasking requests, and for everything in between, without complaining or missing a beat, you all are heroes. Please accept this picture of a bouquet as a sign of my affection! :kiss:

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Rock on.

With love,
SillyString
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Mall
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I dunno that mcmaster guy is a bit annoying. The rest are great.
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Retired Major and Field Marshal of [region]The Black Hawks[/region]
Retired Colonel of [region]DEN Central Command[/region]
Former Delegate of [region]The South Pacific[/region]
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Son of Tram and Spartz, Brother of Jakker, Tal, and apparently Sev the treacherous bastard.
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TASTY THANK YOU FLOWERS

THANK YOU!!
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Mall
Jul 2 2014, 04:31 AM
I dunno that mcmaster guy is a bit annoying. The rest are great.
:agree:

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SillyString
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It's true, he can be sort of a tool.

A really useful tool though! Like a hammer.

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Edit: OMG that is the second cutest turtle.

Have some strawberries, adorable turtle!
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Edited by SillyString, Jul 2 2014, 04:34 AM.
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Olvern, not-Meerkat, going PINK

yay
Democracy in Action - Become a Citizen, participate in the Regional Assembly!
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apparently the unholy trio
r3n hates skype
a world without jb

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heee turtle. :bunny:
Lemurian forever, TNPer from the beginning :queen:
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God-Emperor gives the admins a standin' ovation.
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Deputy Minister Of Region Affairs, Planning And Development Agency, The South Pacific
Journalist, The South Pacific Independent News Netword (SPINN)

Commissioner, The East Pacific Police Service (EPPS)
Deputy Provost, Magisterium
Corporal, The East Pacific Sovereign Army (EPSA)
Journalist, The East Pacific News Service (EPNS)
High Commissioner To The North Pacific
High Commissioner To The West Pacific
Ambassador To Lazarus
Ambassador To The New Inquisition

Foreign Affairs Minister, The West Pacific
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Get down with the chirpness. Ooo eee eee eee

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Jul 2 2014, 04:31 AM
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TASTY THANK YOU FLOWERS

THANK YOU!!
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Perpetual TNP Patriot

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Two-Time Retired Speaker of the Regional Assembly
Three-Time Retired Chief Justice and a former Justice of the Court of The North Pacific
Former Attorney General of The North Pacific

Master Knight, Order Of Gryphons (Retired)

Member, Old Guard
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Lemurian forever, TNPer from the beginning :queen:
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punk d
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Sexy and I know it!

Thank you
I am not questioning your honor, I am denying its existence. - Tyrion Lannister

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In keeping with the theme.. Thank you

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Get down with the chirpness. Ooo eee eee eee

Ohhhh, look at the cute lion, I want to rub that belly!

Thank you to the admins, especially the handsome and cute ones (all of them).
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SillyString
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Dear ninja admin who has been keeping up with the remasking requests:

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I want to thank you! :tb2:
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Mcmuffin, these are for you!
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Yum!! Thanks Silly :)

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*leaves snuggles for M&M*
Lemurian forever, TNPer from the beginning :queen:
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Aww :tb2:

I have reached 1000 admin tasks completed today :yes: :

Grosseschnauzer - 3,442
Eluvatar - 1,977
Hersfold - 1,763
mcmasterdonia - 1,000
flemingovia - 972
Former English Colony - 804
punk d - 229
Ator People - 92

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Former Government Positions
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A Formal Apology
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Some pears for the lovely earsy!

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