@Inimicus Great, I have given the European Union account forum access to the AG summit.
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RE: Embassy of The Allied States
The Allied States Cordially Invites You and Your Region to The Allied Games 2016: Monday, July 17th to Sunday, July 24th
<br /><br />Allied Games 2016 is a week-long, Olympic style event held at The Allied States forum. Participates of the Games can register to represent their respective region during the games in nearly a dozen schedule events. Points will be awarded to both individuals and regions as competitors receive Gold (1st Place), Silver (2nd Place) and Bronze (3rd Place) in the events they decided to participate in. Additionally, a whole week of special events such as the Allied Games Convention, Allied Games Leadership Summit, and more will be taking place! We hope to see you there! Please take the time to read the VISA program requirements, along with general information and scheduling for the games.
<br /><br />See You Soon,
<br /><br />Pepe Drakan<br />Commissioner of The Allied Games, Secretary of State/Immigration of The Allied States[/center]
How Do I Attend?
Firstly, you must create a forum account at The Allied States Forum. You can do so here: [url]http://w11.zetaboards.com/Allied_Republics/index/[/url]
<br /><br />Secondly, in order to ensure a fluid and flawless games, we are asking all foreign attendees of the games to sign up for an Allied Games Visa. Please take the time to read the following details concerning the VISA, along with special instructions for foreign leaders and ambassadors.
[b]If you are not a citizen of The Allied States, or an ambassador from a foreign region who has previously received an Ambassador VISA; then you MUST apply for an Allied Games VISA. [/b] In order to do so, please go to this link ONCE you have created an account on the TAS forum. http://w11.zetaboards.com/Allied_Republics/topic/11713833/1/?x=0#post8846832
[big]The Application will ask you for an invitation Code, your region's invitation code is SCEUN
IF you already have an ambassador VISA (with the Ambassador grouping on your profile): You do not need to apply for an Allied Games VISA. We just ask you to post on the VISA topic to tell us that you intend to participate in the games :) .
[big][b][hr][hr]What will take place at the games?[/b][/big]
During the games, over a dozen events will be scheduled out during the course of the week. A full schedule can be viewed here: [url]http://w11.zetaboards.com/Allied_Republics/topic/11713907/1/#new[/url] . Some key dates to remember will include:
[list][*] Sun. July 17 - Registration for Events Begins
[*]Mon. July 18 - Opening Ceremonies @ Noon Eastern / 9am Pacific / 5pm UK
[*]Tues. July 19- Allied Games Summit for Foreign Leadership
[*]Sun. July 24- Awards of Excellence/Closing Ceremonies @ Time TBD[/list][hr][hr][big][b]ATTENTION Foreign Leaders and Ministers: [/b][/big]
The Chancellor of The Allied States, RNS along with Secretary of State Pepe Drakan will be hosting the first annual, Allied Games Summit. Any Head of State and/or Government, along with Foreign Ministers/Secretaries of State are invited to join the Chancellor and Secretary to discuss relations between all of our regions. This joint "State Visit/ Informal Meeting" shall allow for an unprecedented access for all regions to discuss matters jointly.
<br /><br />If you are interested in attending the Allied Games Summit, please either send a message to this account on this forum, or send a telegram to the MMS Nations nation in NationStates. You will need to provide a list of the delegation from your region that plans to attend this close door summit.
<br /><br />Once you do so, a special Leadership Invitation Code will be given to you. This code must be included in your VISA application, for you to be given the viewing access to the summit. <br />[hr][hr] [b][big]What if I wish to attend but don't wish to participate in the games?[/big][/b]<br />Don't worry, we have plenty of activities planned just for you! While the games take place, a simultaneous AGX (Allied Games) Convention will take place. A wide variety of activities will be held. From LIVE broadcasts and interviews, to panels concerning topics in regards to NS matters, to discussion on everything ranging from Trump to Pokemon Go, to just plain out spam games! Plus, we will launch a live radio station, Allied Games Radio; where you can listen to the official soundtrack of The Allied Games, in addition to interviews and more! Plus, our presenting sponsor TwentyUno, will host special content; such as a debate between the TAS Speaker of the Senate and the TAS Secretary of State! So if you don't find something that interests you in the actual games, surely you will find something during the Convention![hr][hr]
<br /><br />[big][big][center]The entire Allied States can't wait to welcome your entire region to the Allied Games 2016! We hope you see you soon for the biggest party of the summer!
RE: Embassy of The Allied States
[b]Official Update from the State Department[/b]
To ensure full preparation and issuing for VISAS for the games, the opening ceremonies have been pushed back to tomorrow, Monday July 18th @ Noon Eastern, 9am Pacific, 5pm UK.
A second update will be sent a little later today, with full details in terms of VISAS, plus special information for Foreign Leadership in regards to a special event for them.
Secretary of State and Immigration, The Allied States
RE: Embassy of The Allied States
[font=Arial][hr][big][center][big][big][color=#002e99][b]July Midterm Update[/b][/color][/big][/big][/center][/big][hr]
[hr][big][big][color=#002e99][b]Secretary of State Address[/b][/color][/big][/big][hr]
My name is Pepe Drakan and I am the newly appointed Secretary of State. I wish to thank Rhein States, for his service as the previous secretary. Rhein made great progress, something the new State Department wishes to continue. In an effort to expand foreign communications, the State Department has taken numerous steps to create an informative, and unique dispatch. This has been the efforts of nearly 3 weeks of investigative work, long meetings, and actual writing. I hope you enjoy the efforts of the State Department, and I look forward to your responses.
[small]Secretary of State[/small]
[hr][color=#002e99][big][big][b]July Midterm Results[/b][/big][/big][/color][hr]
[/font][table=2,July Midterm Senate Elections, 1][color=#002e99][center]Main Senate Election[/center][/color][c][color=#002e99][center]Senate Run-Offs[/center][/color][c][b]Pepe Drakan (I-Buxton): 15 Votes (23.4%) [ELECTED]
Monico (PP-HBE): 14 Votes (21.9%) [ELECTED]
Regionia Drakan (RP-Buxton): 9 Votes (14.1%) [ELECTED][/b]
[i]Nosma Washington (PP-Buxton): 8 Votes (12.5%) [RUNOFF]
Commune Citizen (PP-NCR): 8 Votes (12.5%) [RUNOFF][/i]
Timpetotia (I-Buxton): 6 Votes (9.4%)
Ankshara (RP-HBE): 4 Votes (6.3%)
[c][b]Nosma Washington (PP-Buxton): 10 Votes (62.5%) [ELECTED][/b]
Commune Citizen (PP-NCR): 6 Votes (37.5%)[/table]
The story of the July Midterms was the rise of the progressive party, in an albeit impact-less way. The downward projectile of importance for political parties in The Allied States has been apparent for nearly a year now. After the return of former WA Delegate Monico, the Progressive Party was formed. The party was based on progressive ideals, such as donor reform, the creation of committees for forum design, and the creation of an economic safety net for "financially struggling" citizens. While the majority of the region seemed unimpressed, a number of newer members of the region jumped at the chance of joining the party. This set the stage for 2 members of the Progressive Party (Monico and Nosma Washington) to get elected.
The secondary story of the election was the lack of major names running. Following the election of 5 of the most active citizen of the region during the general election, the number of remaining active and willing candidates slimmed drastically down. Former Chancellor Pepe Drakan ran as the incumbent senator, meanwhile Former Chancellor Regionia ran for the chance to become Speaker. Both former Chancellors got elected to the Senate, rounding our the rest of the 4 newly elected senators.
[hr][color=#002e99][big][big][b]Allied Games This Weekend[/b][/big][/big][/color][hr]
[i]This Article is Brought to You by TwentyUno, The Presenting Sponsor of the Allied Games.
The biggest party of the summer kicks off this Sunday, July 17th! The first annual, Allied Games will place the states, and international teams from foreign regions against each other in various competitions for supremacy. Each team (Either a State or a Foreign Region) will have its citizens compete in various competions, attempting to earn points from placing 1st, 2nd, or 3rd. The winning team will win the Shane Golden Cup, the highest honor in The Allied States history! Regions should stay tune for official invitations for the competition.
[hr][color=#002e99][big][big][b]Allied States Government Update[/b][/big][/big][/color][hr]
Following the disappearance of Rhein States and the Mid-Term elections , the following is the updated regional government.
[table=3,The Government of The Allied States, 1]
[color=darkblue][b]Chancellor:[/b][/color] RNS (PP-W)
[color=darkblue][b]Vice Chancellor:[/b][/color] CDland (PP-W)
[color=darkblue][b]Secretary of State:[/b][/color] Pepe Drakan (I-S)
[color=darkblue][b]Secretary of Interior:[/b][/color] Zachary Drakan (I-S)
[color=darkblue][b]Secretary of Treasury:[/b][/color] Scaperelli (PP-HBE)
[color=darkblue][b]Secretary of Culture:[/b][/color] Gregory Drakan (I-S)
[color=darkblue][b]Speaker :[/b][/color] Monico (PP-HBE)
[color=darkblue][b]Speaker pro tempore:[/b][/color] CDLand (PP-W)
[color=darkblue][b]At-Large Senator:[/b][/color] Scaperelli Washington (PP-W)
[color=darkblue][b]At-Large Senator:[/b][/color] Pletamia (UCP-W)
[color=darkblue][b]At-Large Senator:[/b][/color] Gregory Drakan (I-S)
[color=darkblue][b]At-Large Senator:[/b][/color] Imperium (DSP-S)
[color=darkblue][b]At-Large Senator:[/b][/color] Pepe Drakan (I-S)
[color=darkblue][b]Southern Senator:[/b][/color] Regionia Drakan (RP-S)
[color=darkblue][b]Britannian Senator:[/b][/color] Nosma Washington (PP-S)
[color=#ee4a2d][big][big][b]The Supreme Court[/b][/big][/big][/color]
[color=darkblue][b]Chief Justice:[/b][/color] Imperium (DSP-S)
[color=darkblue][b]Associate Justice:[/b][/color] Pepe Drakan (I-S)
[color=darkblue][b]Associate Justice:[/b][/color] Space Drakan (I-W)
[hr][color=#002e99][big][big][b]States Government Updates[/b][/big][/big][/color][hr]
[big][b]THE STATE OF BUXTON[/b][/big][/center][c]The People of the West, fed up with the Capitalism and Imperialism of the old NCR regime, staged a people's revolution led by the vanguard of the Western Peoples Party. The old leadership of the NCR was executed and after a completely democratic meeting of the Mojave Assembly, overseen by the Western Peoples Party, a new constitution was invoked to give the power back to the people.
The recently instated El Presidente, Pletamia, appointed a new Chairman of the Politburo, Space. Not much time had elapsed since the Coup, so no official foreign policy or new laws have been instated by the regime just yet.[c]After a period of inactivity, the House of Commons finally saw some action with the passage of several new laws including measures that have restricted gun rights with the establishment of gun free zones and new taxes on firearms, as well as establishing a state pension system funded with a flat income tax. Labor rights have also been expanded with the passage of the Fair Labor Act that determined minimum standards.
And the first imperial succession happened with Emperor Lewis abdicating the throne triggering a short succession crisis with two competing claims, ultimately the dispute was settled with Emperor Scaperelli securing the crown and starting his new reign. Shortly after the decision, new elections for Prime Executor have been started. [c]
While Buxton maintains the highest population within The Allied States, Buxton too took a small hit of activity this past month as the region has been on a relatively slow course over the past 3-4 weeks. That being said however, things seem to be back on the upswing again as new bills are hitting the floor for voting, and more citizens are returning to take part in southern festivities. Governor Obito still has plans to keep his promise of having future activities and miniature role plays within the state of Buxton, and will be proposing more ideas for statemembers to take part in, after waiting for region-wide activity to pick back up again.
Governor Obito did make one small adjustment to the state, and that is officially renaming the state to its common well known nickname of Buxton. Along with that, Buxton is also active in the Capital District's meetings regarding Western transfer of power, and the fight for Emperor of the Holy Britannian Empire. [/table]
The State Department of The Allied States DOES NOT endorse the subject matters and opinions stated in the following articles.
[big][b]PPP and Why the Government Wants to Abolish It[/b][/big]
Written by Nosma Washington and Pepe Drakan
Pay Per Post (PPP) is one of the most controversial topics in The Allied States. It has been around since the beginning of The Allied States. PPP is an economic mechism, in which everytime a new post or topic is created by a citizen, they receive the automatic payment of anyway from $5 Allied Dollars to $10 Allied Dollars.
There has been an effort in the Senate and the Citizens Town hall to get rid of policy. The disadvantages of PPP is that banks do not make profit from loans, which in turn hurts the business. Also, PPP favors people who prefer to post instead of people who work for the government or other businesses. Lastly, the economy could fall apart with the mass inflation caused by PPP.
Should Pay Per Post Be Removed [list]
[*]The government would have to increase the number of high paying jobs.
[*]There would be less money circulating in the economy, therefore people are less likely to spend.[/list]
The bill to abolish Pay Per Post is now on the Chancellor's desk. It is now up to the chancellor to sign or veto the bill. This bill could very well, decide the fate of the economy.
The State Departments hopes that you enjoyed the July Midterm Dispatch. Should any questions arrise concerning the content in this dispatch, feel free to seek out your ambassador who will be happy to help.
[small]Secretary of The Allied States
[small]Undersecretary of The Allied States[/small]
[big][big]Advertisement: Allied Games 2016[/big][/big]
The Biggest Party of the Summer kicks off Sunday, July 17th![/center]
RE: Embassy Applications
**Region Name:** The Allied States **Brief Region Description:** A great region focused on politics and roleplay. **Nation of Region's 'Leader':** Some Random Name **Region Size:** 370 Nations **Link to Regional Forums (if you have one):** **Other important details:** http://w11.zetaboards.com/Allied_Republics/index/ **Would you like a Ferrero Rocher?** Yes Hello, I am the new Secreatry of State of The Allied States. I do notice that we already have an embassy.