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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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Nomination: Lennart for Forum Mom
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Artemis
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The Lennarts 2017


As per this announcement the Lennarts for 2017 are now underway.

The next 2017 Lennart to seek nominations is the Lennart for Forum Mom. The Forum Mom is that member of the North Pacific that anyone can turn to in a time of need. Always lurking on the forum, the Forum Mom is someone to be there for you, to look after you when you're ill, and to give you great advice that you may still ultimately ignore. That person who is always there for you and the region, is the Forum Mom. And the person that can do this all the best is TNP's Forum Mom of 2017.

The Winner will receive this wonderful Lennart designed by Artemis:

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Nominations will be open for 3 days and then a vote will be held in-game using the regional poll feature.

To nominate please provide simply their nation name


The Nominees are:
McMasterdonia
SillyString
Great Bight's Mum
Syrixia
Flemingovia
Edited by Artemis, Jan 15 2018, 05:05 PM.
Former Minister of Culture
Former Deputy Minister of Graphic Design

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Darcania
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>>> @requires(fluff=True)

I nominate Hyacinth McMasterdonia
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Yatasal kul SeredrauRiensifir M. SanguineThe Legendary Fluffiness of Darcania
Eternal Flufflord
Positions, Former and Current, in no order whatsoever (have fun)
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Syrixia
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Owner of Eras' best navy. It is known.

I nominate Great Bights Mum for Forum Mum.
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mcmasterdonia
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I nominate Syrixia (Lois).

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Former Government Positions
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A Formal Apology
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Why People <3 me
The Kingdom of McMasterdonia

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flemingovia
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Here to merely serve.

Forum mom is Great Bight's Mum. How can anyone possibly think of anyone else? She is EVERYONE'S mum.
5. Forum administration will have 14 days to evaluate the citizenship applicant and verify that they are not using a proxy or evading a judicially-imposed penalty.

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please note that all comments made by Flemingovia (hereafter referred to as "the poster") should be taken to be prefaced with the phrase "I believe" whether or not the phrase "I believe" is actually used in the post. Therefore the poster is not liable to any charges of fraud, slander, libel or any other criminal or civil complaint resulting from this post (see TNP v Grosse, 2013). By continuing to read this post you signify your acceptance of these terms and conditions. if you do not agree to these terms, this post is not intended for you and should not be read.


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Kasch
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^
You have to go on and be crazy. Craziness is like heaven.
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Dinoium
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Deputy Minister of Communications

i can't really think of any but i guess Great Bight Mum..

look at Great Bight Mum's name, the names says it all...
Great Bight Mum should be the Forum Mom!!
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Ema Skye
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OwO what's this??

I nominate Flemingova
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Cartographer for Eras
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mcmasterdonia
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I nominate SillyString
Edited by mcmasterdonia, Jan 15 2018, 03:56 PM.

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Former Government Positions
Awards and Ribbons
A Formal Apology
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Why People <3 me
The Kingdom of McMasterdonia

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Yukkira
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I'm Taking A Break

I nom Mcm
"For the nation, our lives are forfeit."
The Most Glorious Principality of [nation]Yukkira[/nation]

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Artemis
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Nominations are now closed!

Go and vote here
Former Minister of Culture
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