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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.

You can find a list of current government officials here.

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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!

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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.

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January 2018 Term Summary
Topic Started: Jan 12 2018, 10:46 PM (842 Views)
Goyanes
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Office of the Attorney General
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Hello TNP,
I am your Attorney General, Goyanes, but feel free to call me Goy. I am happy to have won my re-election, but we have to get to business. Continuing Darcania's legacy as a former AG himself, feel free to leave suggestions, questions, or requests here and I'll try to get to them.

In my capacity as Attorney General, I appoint Deropia, Drasnia, and Asta as Deputy Attorneys General. I will also continue Darcania's vacancy-protection-plan and and designate Asta to become acting AG should my vacancy become a reality. I hope we as an office will not have to resort to this during the term.

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Thank You,
~Goy
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Best of luck in your first full term, Goyanes
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Thanks Darc!
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You about gave me a heart attack when I saw there was a new post in the Court forum.

Then it was only this. :P
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Jan 13 2018, 12:15 AM
You about gave me a heart attack when I saw there was a new post in the Court forum.

Then it was only this. :P
There has been quite a bit going on in the court, hasn't there :lol:
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Following one of my deputies failure to post their oath in time, I hereby re-appoint Asta so that they may take their oath.

~Goy
Edited by Goyanes, Jan 23 2018, 12:23 AM.
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Jan 13 2018, 12:15 AM
You about gave me a heart attack when I saw there was a new post in the Court forum.

Then it was only this. :P
All the (in)action in the court has now spilled over to the RA it seems, so its quieter in the court :).

Best of luck in your term Goyanes and may your succession plan indeed not be needed even though you have a fine AG in waiting.
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Goyanes
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I hereby appoint Tlomz to be a Deputy Attorney General.

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Congrats Tlomz! Good luck :)

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SillyString is reappointed as deputy AG.
Edited by Goyanes, Apr 10 2018, 09:05 PM.
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Goy (Peter) Sanguine

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Congratulations, SillyString. Goyanes, I wish you good luck in your term.
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