“Welcome, Welcome, to another Delegate Election! Before we begin our election, I would like to say a few words. And here they are: Endos! Mods! Telegrams! Cake! Thank you!” - Professor Griffindore - from Max Barry and the Nation Simulator
Greetings, my fellow South Pacifians!
As Professor Griffindore so eloquently alluded to, those four words are the focal point of my campaign. It is a pleasure to finally come before the members of the Assembly and accept my nomination to be the next Delegate. I look forward to answering your questions about my plans for the upcoming term as they come. But for now:
I currently have (at posting) 583 endorsements. Our current Delegate has 638 endorsements. I am confident that the gap between those numbers can be closed in relatively short order!
While on the topic of endorsements, my goal for the term is to get my endorsements and that of the Coral Guard’s endorsements as high as they can possibly go! Our region has collectively lost thousands of endorsements since the Frontiers and Strongholds update went live, and our level of nation spawns was halved. By utilizing our SWAN system, as well as continuing the endorsement challenges, I think some significant progress could be made. I also intend to, throughout the term, educate the members of the RMB on the value of endorsing everyone!
As the Delegate is an ex officio member of the RMB moderation, I intend to assist them with the moderation of the Regional Message Board. I will also, as the ultimate in-game Regional Officer, carry out all lawful orders given to me by the Prime Minister, High Court, Council on Regional Security, and RMB Moderation and ensure there is as little of a delay as possible between orders and execution. To that effect, I already check NS, Discord, and the Forums several times a day and will continue to check them regularly. I am also available at majors and minors in the unlikely event that the region has any shenanigans attempted against it.
Telegrams are going to be a major focal piece of my tenure as Delegate. I will ensure that the Welcome Telegram and other mass Telegrams have accurate information and effectively communicate what the message is trying to deliver. On an individual level, I also intend to be open and accessible to all nations within the South Pacific. To that end, my Telegram inbox (and Discord PMs and Forum PMs) are open to all members of the region that would like help, clarification, explanation, or just a person to talk to when they need it. I also intend to Telegram all World Assembly Members in the South Pacific that are not endorsing the Delegate and attempt to get them to do so by answering their questions or remedying their reservations against doing so; this will, hopefully, in due time, also happen with non-World Assembly nations in an effort to get them to join.
While we are on the communication front, I will also keep the World Factbook Entry clean, updated, and as the law mandates, in coordination with the Prime Minister. Open communication between relevant stakeholders within the region is an important step to keeping this region active and secure.
Last but most certainly not least, we have cake! “Cake” is my catch-all category to briefly summarize the other points of my campaign speech. At the World Assembly, I will vote according to the Prime Minister’s direction when available. I will also strive to lodge the South Pacific’s vote on a World Assembly resolution within the first hour or two of voting. It’s no surprise that World Assembly nations within the region tend to follow the Delegate’s vote, or in the absence of such a vote, the way the majority of the region is voting. By voting early, I will be able to actively help shape the South Pacific’s World Assembly goals as they evolve.
Last but most certainly not least, you have my solemn promise that the South Pacific will, as it was under our current Delegate, remain a Cakeitalist region, embodying the best qualities of Cakeitalism. I would rather be couped by fascists TNP than submit to a Pietatorship. We will allow biscuit eaters - side eyes Professor Mcgonagall - to remain within our region but under the watchful eye of our security apparatus.
My forum/Discord name is Griffindor, and my nation name is Ebonhand.
I have been in TSP on and off for just over ten years.
I was a Local Council member ~six years ago.
I was the Chair and Vice-Chair of the APC (did I trigger anyone? )
I have been an Associate Justice on the High Court for the last three years.
I have been a member of the Coral Guard for the last two years.
I was elected as Minister of Engagement twice over the last year, most recently in February.
The nations Griffindor13, Ebonhand 2, Ebonhand 3, Ebonhand 4, and Ebonhand 5 are/were under my control.
I was a citizen of Balder from 2018-2020 and was the Lawspeaker/Talman of the Storting/Odelsting (their Chair of their Assembly).
I will now take any questions that y’all might have! Thank you! And remember to vote for me!