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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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The Royal Messenger Volume 20
Topic Started: Jan 12 2018, 10:08 PM (71 Views)
Akillian Talleyrand
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UK ForumUK RegionUK Discord
Regional Government


Monarch: HM King James IV & IX
Princess of Wales: HRH Princess Charlotte

WA Delegate: Arthur Jameson
Mayor of London: Albert Phillips

Crown Court Judges:
Sir Akillian Talleyrand

Prime Minister: Mike D. Pearson
Deputy Prime Minister: Francis A. Thomas
Home Secretary: Jay Dee BonaparteForeign Secretary: LongdendaleDefence Secretary: Sir Akillian TalleyrandCulture Secretary: Samuel KohnaarikAttorney General: William Kudrow







King James IV Ascends To The Throne




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On December 1st King Charles III made an announcement to his subjects stating his intention to abdicate the throne of the United Kingdom in favour of his son James, the Prince of Wales. On December 10th a smooth transition of power took place and Prince James became King James IV of the United Kingdom. On the day King James gave an accession address thanking King Charles III for his hard work in the region both as monarch and also in his previous roles in parliament. He also noted his mixed emotions on becoming monarch saying:

“I come to the throne amongst a juxtaposition of emotion. One of joyous pride contrasted with a feeling of profound sadness. “

King Charles III spent his 436th and final day as monarch having breakfast with Queen Georgiana before discussing matters of state and the transition of power with Prime Minister Mike D. Pearson. In the afternoon the King and Queen held an intimate reception for family and friends, afterwards, the King and Queen made a final public appearance on the balcony.

The coronation of King James IV is to be held in January at Westminster Abbey and festivities will be held throughout the United Kingdom.






Constance St. James Retires




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One of the United Kingdom’s longest-serving and most loved citizens Constance St. James has decided to retire after 8 years serving the region and shaping its laws and constitution. Constance St. James also served as the regions Monarch Queen Constance I from 3rd August 2015 - 30 September 2016 an astounding 425 days making her the regions second longest serving Monarch.

The region was quick to respond with its appreciation of Constance St. James work in the region with Lucas Wessex saying “I couldn't have asked for a better role model.” Akillian Talleyrand and Jan Van Dijk both thanked Constance for her service to the region and lamented on the loss of such a titan of The United Kingdom. King James IV called her “The Grandmother of the UK and a role model to us all.” The King praised Constance's work saying "Your greatest legacy is creating a legal system which is the best in Nation States and one which has stimulated exceptional legal debate."







Constituency Battle Restarts!



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After the success of the constituency battle in past premierships, Prime Minister Mike D. Pearson made it a priority for his Culture Minister Samual Kohnaarik to revamp and restart the cultural activity game for this term, making it an even playing field by resetting the scores. As the battle got under way England took an early and dominant lead thanks to the spamming prowess of Longdendale with double the number of points of Wales who take second place. Scotland is in third place and Northern Ireland is bringing up the rear.

Activity soared in the battle to be the best constituency with posts topping 1700 post in a day thanks to Longdendale, Akillian and Georgiana the highest post count recorded for a single day in the United Kingdom.





Parliament hard at Work!



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There has been much furore in the House of Commons this term after the controversy at the November election where the Liberal Party accused the Pragmatic Alliance of using ‘ghost voters’ to secure a victory.

Since the election, there has been a fierce debate in the House of Commons and The Strangers Gallery on the issue with both the Liberal Party and The Pragmatic Alliance introducing motions to the Commons. The Liberal party would like to see ‘voter registration’ introduced to combat ‘ghost voters’ while the Pragmatic Alliance maintains that all citizens should have the right to vote. This lead to a legal inquiry at the Crown Court chaired by a three-judge panel. The court upheld that voter registration would indeed be unconstitutional but this verdict was overturned after an appeal by Arthur Jameson led to the court reconsidering its outcome.

The Foreign Secretary has made a request that the CAIN treaty is repealed after it has become dead in the water following allegations made about its leader Brunhilde. Following a short debate in the House of Commons, the MP’s voted unanimously to repeal the treaty.

The House of Commons has passed an amendment to the Defence Act, outlining the method for deciding World Assembly Resolutions, as well as a new BBC Act to create a board of directors for the news organisation.

The House of Commons has also seen debate this session on a Petition Act (2018). This bill states that “All citizens of United Kingdom shall have the right to submit a petition to any ministry/office of HM Government or chamber of Parliament requesting that action is taken in line with the content of the petition submitted.”

The debate in the House of Commons has recently begun on The Citizen Emeritus Act 2018 allowing prominent citizens of the region who announce retirement to retain their citizenship and become a ‘Citizen Emeritus’.





The United Kingdom Celebrates The New Year



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As midnight approached on the 31st December 2017, citizens of the United Kingdom lined the banks of the River Thames in London to see in the new year with the annual fireworks display with the London Eye and Big Ben as its backdrop. As always London did not disappoint and put on a spectacular firework display with the theme of the 100 year anniversary of the suffragette movement and women getting the right to vote.



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  • The United Kingdom achieves 1700 posts in a day!

  • Charles Fraser and wife Georgiana move from Buckingham Palace to the Crown Estate of Kensington Palace

  • Mayor of London Klaus Mikaelson impeached and replaced by his deputy Albert Phillips

  • Welcome to new and returning citizens: Nigel Farage, George de Clare, Liam Morton, Jacob Rees-Mogg, James D Hamilton, Victoria Somerset, Tiberius Cecil, Raptoria, Nicholas Whitfield and Cameron M!





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